COUNCIL AGENDA

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

26 May 2021

 

 

 

 

 

                                         


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are hereby notified that an Ordinary Council Meeting of Liverpool City Council will be held at the Francis Greenway Centre, 170 George Street, Liverpool on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 commencing at 6.00pm.

 

Due to the public health order social distancing requirements, there is a limit on the number of people who can attend. Please contact the Council and Executive Services team on 8711 7584 if you wish to register your interest to attend.

 

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.

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Dr Eddie Jackson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 


 

 

 


Order of Business

 

                                                                                                              PAGE     TAB

Opening

Acknowledgment of Country and Prayer

National Anthem

Apologies

Condolences

Confirmation of Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting held on 28 April 2021..................................................................... 6

Declarations of Interest

Public Forum

Mayoral Report

NIL

Notices of Motion Of Rescission

CONF 01....... Rescission of CONF 03 - Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool from 28 April 2021 Council meeting. (Provided in the Confidential Booklet)

Chief Executive Officer Report

NIL

City Economy and Growth Report

EGROW 01    Business Resilience Grants - Final Report.................................................... 63......... 1

EGROW 02    Construction of enclosure for the Liverpool Animal Shelter at Rossmore Vet 68          2

EGROW 03    Reducing Red Tape - Revocation of Development and Subdivision of Land Policy  74 3

EGROW 04    Proposed Planning Agreement in support of draft Amendment 88 to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan at 1370 Camden Valley Way, Leppington........... 76......... 4

EGROW 05    Planning Proposal to amend Part 7 of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to prohibit Cemetries and Crematoria in Wallacia.............................................. 82......... 5

EGROW 06    Planning Proposal Request - 193 Macquarie Street and 77 Moore Street, Liverpool 94         6

EGROW 07    Proposed amendment to Schedule 1 Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 - additional permitted use for 'animal boarding or training establishment' at 40 Ramsay Road, Rossmore............................................................................ 102......... 7

EGROW 08    Removal of Boarding Houses as a Permissible Use within the R2 Low Density Residential Zone........................................................................................... 111......... 8

EGROW 09    Street Naming Requests - Luddenham and Bringelly.................................. 116......... 9

EGROW 10    Adoption of Urban Cat Management Plan 2021.......................................... 121....... 10

 

City Community and Culture Report

COM 01          Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship........................................... 123....... 11

COM 02          Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants Program 2020/2021....................... 128....... 12

City Corporate Report

CORP 01        Budget Review - March 2021....................................................................... 133....... 13

CORP 02        Investment Report April 2021....................................................................... 165....... 14

CORP 03        For Public Exhibition – Draft Delivery Program 2017-2022 and Operational Plan and Budget 2021-2022, including Revenue Pricing Policy, Fees and Charges (to be provided in addendum booklet)

City Presentation Report

NIL

City Infrastructure and Environment Report

NIL

Committee Reports

CTTE 01         Minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021.............................................................................................................. 174....... 15

CTTE 02         Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held Tuesday 13 April 2021 180     16

CTTE 03         Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021 189      17

CTTE 04         Minutes of Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021.......................... 195....... 18

Questions with Notice

QWN 01          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Mice.................................................... 203....... 19

QWN 02          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Towards Zero..................................... 204....... 20

QWN 03          Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Semi detached housing engineering specifications in New Release Areas........................................................... 206....... 21

QWN 04          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Macquarie Mall and Bigge Park......... 208....... 22

QWN 05          Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Well-being at Liverpool Council...... 209....... 23

QWN 06          Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Study Tours..................................... 210....... 24

QWN 07          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - City Presentation................................ 211....... 25

QWN 08          Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Compliance Discretion....................... 212....... 26

QWN 09          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Childcare in Civic Place........................ 213....... 27

QWN 10          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - 33 Moore Street, Liverpool................... 214....... 28

QWN 11          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Staff Payouts......................................... 215....... 29

QWN 12          Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Travel.................................................... 216....... 30

Presentations by Councillors

Notices of Motion

NOM 01          Payment Plans for Liverpool Council Animal Shelter Fees......................... 217....... 31

NOM 02          Housing Diversity SEPP............................................................................... 219....... 32

NOM 03          Warwick Farm DA-790/2020........................................................................ 221....... 33

NOM 04          Harris Creek Bridge...................................................................................... 222....... 34

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    Rescission of CONF 03 - Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool from 28 April 2021 Council meeting.

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

 

CONF 02    Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Civic Place

Reason:     Item CONF 02 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 03    Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Moorebank Intermodal Development Special Levy

Reason:     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    Notice of Motion – Clr Rhodes - Moorebank Intermodal Development possible negative impact on Liverpool residents

Reason:     Item CONF 04 is confidential pursuant to the provisions of s10(A)(2)(g) of the Local Government Act because it contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

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MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting

HELD ON 28 April 2021

 

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Wendy Waller

Councillor Ayyad

Councillor Balloot

Councillor Hadchiti

Councillor Hadid

Councillor Hagarty

Councillor Harle

Councillor Kaliyanda

Councillor Karnib

Councillor Rhodes

Councillor Shelton

Dr Eddie Jackson, Chief Executive Officer

Mr George Hampouris, Acting Director City Corporate

Ms Tina Bono, Acting Director City Community and Culture

Mr David Smith, Acting Director City Economy and Growth

Mr Peter Diplas, Acting Director City Presentation

Mr Raj Autar, Director City Infrastructure and Environment

Mr John Morgan, Director Commercial and Property Development

Mr Vishwa Nadan, Chief Financial Officer

Ms Ellen Whittingstall, Acting Internal Ombudsman

Ms Jennifer Chenhall, General Counsel, Manager Governance, Legal and Procurement

Mr Michal Szczepanski, Senior Property Officer Property Assets

Mr Scott Sidhom, Acting Manager, City Design and Public Domain

Mr Daniel Lavorato, Digital Services and Design Coordinator

Mr George Georgakis, Manager Council and Executive Services

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

 

The meeting commenced at 6.00pm.

Anthem

STATEMENT REGARDING WEBCASTING OF MEETING

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

 

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

The prayer of the Council was read by Reverend Bruce Hammonds from Liverpool Presbyterian Church.

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

The National Anthem was played at the meeting.

APOLOGIES

Nil.

CONDOLENCES

 

ITEM NO:

COND01

FILE NO:

106345.2021

SUBJECT:

CONDOLENCE MOTION – Iris May Wallis (read by Mayor Waller)

 

Tonight, we pause to remember Iris May Wallis, former president of The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society.

 

Mrs Wallis was born on 10 August 1927. She was married to Keith (deceased) for 52 years.

 

She was a beloved Mum and mother-in-law to Julie and Joseph, Nan to Allison, John and Pauline, and Timothy, and Nanny Iris (great-grandmother) to Cohen & Isla, and Alicia & Sienna.

 

Mrs Wallis was a stalwart of The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society during the 1980s and 90s and held many positions on the committee including president.

 

Due to the hard work of volunteers like her, The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society was awarded an Order of the City of Liverpool in 2008.

 

Mrs Wallis was also a founding member of the Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre.

 

She was also known as “Nanna Iris” to a generation of students at Casula Public School as a volunteer through the “Grandfriends” program that ran in the early 2000s.

 

Her family members have remembered her as a special Aunty to all her nieces and nephews, a loyal friend and exceptional colleague to many, and a fighter to the end.  

 

Mrs Wallis was truly a prolific and energetic volunteer who gave so much of her time to help those in the Liverpool community.

 

She passed away on 7 April 2021, aged 93.

 

A Requiem Mass for the Eternal Repose of Iris Wallis’ Soul was held at the Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Varroville on Friday 16 April. Following the service Mrs Wallis was laid to rest at The Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Leppington.

 

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

 

May she rest in peace.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller           Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council writes to the family of Iris Wallis to express our condolences for their loss.

 

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

 

One minute silence was then observed for Iris May Wallis.

Confirmation of Minutes

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Kaliyanda

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on 31 March 2021 be confirmed as a true record of that meeting.

 

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

Declarations of Interest

 

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

 

Item EGROW 06     Planning Proposal request to amend provisions contained within     Clauses 21 and 24 of Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to facilitate the expansion of The Grove, Warwick Farm.

 

Reason:                   Persons recommended in the report are known to Clr Hadchiti through     the normal course of business.

 

Item CONF 3           Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool.

 

Reason:                   Persons mentioned in the report are known to Clr Hadchiti. 

 

Clr Hadchiti remained in the Chambers for the duration of these items.


 

 

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

 

EGROW 04              Update on the draft Warwick Farm Racing Precinct Structure Plan, draft Planning Proposal and draft Contributions Plan.

 

EGROW 06              Planning Proposal request to amend provisions contained within     Clauses 21 and 24 of Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to facilitate the expansion of The Grove, Warwick Farm.

 

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

 

Clr Harle remained in the Chambers for the duration of these items.

 

Public Forum

Presentation – items not on agenda

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

 

MOU 01 Revised parameters of the Intermodal Appeal from the Council meeting of 31 March 2021.

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

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

 

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

 

Clr Hadchiti asked that he be recorded as having voted against the motion granting the extension of time to address the meeting.

 

Representation – items on agenda

1.      Mr John Anderson addressed Council on the following item:

Item:   EGROW 07 - Proposed Moorebank Avenue Realignment – Submission on Environmental Impact Statement.

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes                       Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

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

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared CARRIED. Mayoral Minute – 30 Years of Wattle Grove


 

Mayoral Minute

 

SUBJECT:          30 Years of Wattle Grove

FILE REF:           125161.2021

ITEM:                  MAYOR 01

 

This year marks 30 years since the opening of Wattle Grove, a much-loved suburb in the City of Liverpool.

 

Wattle Grove was officially opened on 12 April 1991, by the then prime minister of Australia, The Honourable R J L (Bob) Hawke. At the ceremony Mr Hawke presented commemorative keys to the first four service families who had relocated from the adjacent Holsworthy village, to occupy their new homes in the Wattle Grove development.

 

The suburb was originally designed for 8000 people, with a village atmosphere. Two thousand lots of various housing types were progressively released in the early 1990s. One-third was dedicated to housing service families and the rest were sold for private housing.

 

Wattle Grove was considered by the Defence Housing Authority to be its “flagship” development and the Authority asserted that “Wattle Grove has been recognised as setting the standard for planned communities in Sydney.” The development at Wattle Grove was awarded the 1991 Special Award for Excellence by Liverpool City Council.

 

An artificial lake known as “Wattle Grove Lake” was opened in March 1993. Surrounded by parklands, Wattle Grove Lake was the centrepiece of the new suburb. The lake is still well used by the residents of Wattle Grove and the surrounding area today.

 

Wattle Grove Shopping Centre and the Council-run Wattle Grove Community Centre were subsequently built. They are great facilities contributing to the continued liveability of Wattle Grove.

 

The Wattle Grove development created a close-knit, caring community which is a very positive part of Liverpool.

 

I would also like to thank The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society for bringing to my attention this significant occasion for the City of Liverpool.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Mayor Waller          

 

That Council acknowledges the 30th anniversary of the suburb of Wattle Grove.

 

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

 

 

MOTION OF URGENCY

 

ITEM NO:       MOU 01

SUBJECT:     Rescission Motion for MOU 01 – Revised Parameters of the Intermodal Appeal Case No.: 2020/0004407 from the 31 March 2021 Council Meeting. –

 

In accordance with Clause 8.3 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, the Chairperson Mayor Waller, ruled the above matter as urgent, and would be dealt with later in the meeting as it is confidential under Section 10A(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

Chief Executive Officer Report

ITEM NO:       CEO 01

FILE NO:        098074.2021

SUBJECT:     Council's Website Hosting and Content Management System License

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

1.    Approves by resolution pursuant to section 55 (3) (i) of the Local Government Act 1993 not to tender for existing services on the grounds that (i) because of extenuating circumstances, remoteness of locality or the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenderers, a council decides by resolution that a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders in so far as:

1.1 The existing system is a market leader having significant participation in local and state government;

1.2 The likelihood of the tender process achieving an equivalent or superior system is remote given the supplier saturation of the market;

1.3 The existing systems are integral software packages allowing Council to meet customer service objectives across all service delivery areas;

1.4 Operations are familiar with the platform having successfully used the systems for many years;

1.5 Migrating to alternative systems at this time would be both cost-prohibitive and difficult to achieve.

 

2.    Delegate authority to the CEO to enter into direct negotiations with the incumbent suppliers pursuant to 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993.

·      Squiz Digital Services

 

3.    Delegate authority to the CEO to enter into a formally binding, licensed contract with the existing service providers for a period of three (3) years with the option to extend  for up to two (2) more years.

 

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

 


 

City Economy and Growth Report

ITEM NO:       EGROW 01

FILE NO:        293762.2020

SUBJECT:     Proposed realignment of Liverpool Hospital's Helicopter Flight Path

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

  1. Direct the CEO to prepare a planning proposal to update the relevant Key Site Maps in the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan relating to hospital helicopter airspace in accordance with the updated helicopter flight paths.

 

2.    Forwards the planning proposal to the Liverpool Local Planning Panel for advice in accordance with Local Planning Panel Direction – Planning Proposals dated 23 February 2018.

 

3.    Receives a further report, following the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel on whether the planning proposal should be referred to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway determination.

 

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

 

 


ITEM NO:       EGROW 02

FILE NO:        071406.2021

SUBJECT:     Liverpool Design Excellence Panel

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

  1. Approves the following 12 applicants, to be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer, as representatives on Council’s Design Excellence Panel for a period of two years (with an option for a further one-year extension):

·    Shaun Carter, from The Trustee for The Carter Williamson Architects

·    Kim Crestani, from Order Architects Pty. Ltd

·    David Matthew Taylor, from Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects

·    Garth Paterson, from Paterson Design Studio Pty. Ltd

·    Lee Hillam, from Workshop 1 T/A Dunn & Hillam Architects

·    Sam Crawford, from Elemental Architecture T/A Sam Crawford Architects

·    Alexander Koll, from Mako Architecture Pty. Ltd

·    David Moir, from Moir Landscape Architecture Pty. Ltd

·    Alf Lester, from The Trustee for LFA

·    Ian Armstrong, from DesignInc Sydney Pty. Ltd

·    Michael Mandl, from Group GSA Pty. Ltd

·    Vishal Lakhia (Individual).

 

2.    When the Liverpool Design Excellence Panel Charter and Procedure is next reviewed, that consideration be given to having a certain number of panel members residing in the Liverpool LGA and also look at the diversity of the panel as part of the criteria.

 

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

 

Clr Rhodes asked that she be recording as voting against the motion.


ITEM NO:       EGROW 03

FILE NO:        080038.2021

SUBJECT:     Proposed Planning Agreement in conjunction with DA-904/2019 at 28 Yarrunga Street, Prestons

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

  1. Endorse the draft planning agreement for a monetary contribution of $207,300 towards the upgrade of the Bernera Road / Yarrunga Street / Yato Road intersection and direct the CEO to publicly exhibit the planning agreement and accompanying explanatory note for 28 days.

 

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

 

3.    Notes that if changes, other than minor changes, arise from the public exhibition process these will be reported back to Council for endorsement.

 

4.    Notes that any planning agreement will be subject to approval of modification application DA-904/2019/B which proposes deletion of Conditions 130 and 131 (relating to design and construction of a portion of Bernera Road / Yarrunga Street / Yato Road intersection upgrade) and the addition of a condition requiring execution of the planning agreement and payment of the monetary contribution prior to the release of any occupation certificate for the site.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.


Clr Balloot left the Chambers at 6:55pm.

ITEM NO:       EGROW 04

FILE NO:        102193.2021

SUBJECT:     Update on the draft Warwick Farm Racing Precinct Structure Plan, draft Planning Proposal and draft Contributions Plan

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes this report;

 

2.    Notes that appropriate funds will need to be allocated and delegates the necessary funds in the current financial year to refine the draft structure plan, draft planning proposal and draft contributions plan for the Warwick Farm Racing precinct, to:

a.    Respond to feedback received during public exhibition of the draft plans;

b.    Incorporate the outcomes of regional transport, flood, and open space studies;

c.    Respond to the outcomes of feasibility testing;

d.    Incorporate the 240 Governor Macquarie Drive site into the draft planning proposal and structure plan, considering DPIE’s Gateway refusal and feedback received from public exhibition; and

e.    Conduct a detailed flood impact assessment to better understand land needed for flood mitigation and potential flood mitigation options.

 

3.    Receives a further report on the draft structure plan, draft planning proposal and draft contributions plan for the Warwick Farm racing precinct following the refinement of the plans.

 

4.      Notes the importance of this piece of work including the existing safety issues being experienced by horse trainers in the precinct.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

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


ITEM NO:       EGROW 05

FILE NO:        102338.2021

SUBJECT:     Proposed Planning Agreement in support of Draft Amendment 79 to Liverpool Local Environmental Plan - 4-8 Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

  1. Endorse the draft planning agreement and direct the CEO to publicly exhibit the planning agreement and accompanying explanatory note for 28 days.

 

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

 

  1. Notes that if changes, other than minor changes, arise from the public exhibition process these will be reported back to Council for endorsement.

 

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

 

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

Vote against:   Clr Shelton.

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


ITEM NO:       EGROW 06

FILE NO:        102681.2021

SUBJECT:     Planning Proposal request to amend provisions contained within Clauses 21 and 24 of Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to facilitate the expansion of The Grove, Warwick Farm

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadchiti             Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

2.    Endorses in principle the amended planning proposal request as follows:

·    Include business premises as an additional permitted use under Schedule 1, Clause 24 as it applies to the ‘Homemaker Centre’ site at 10 Orange Grove Road, Warwick Farm (Lot 101 DP 1043160).

·    Increase the current cap on retail premises under Schedule 1, Clause 21 from 19,000sqm to 21,000sqm and change the legal description so that the subject clause would apply to the ‘Fashion Spree’ site at 5 Viscount Place, Warwick Farm (Lot 23 DP 1190437).

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO to make any typographical or other editing amendments to the planning proposal if required;

 

4.    Endorses in principle the public benefit offer dated 13 April 2021;

 

5.    Forwards the planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment pursuant to Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, seeking a Gateway determination;

 

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

 

7.    Receives a further report on the outcomes of public exhibition and community consultation.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

Note: Clr Balloot was not in Chambers when this item was considered and voted on.

 


ITEM NO:       EGROW 07

FILE NO:        103300.2021

SUBJECT:     Proposed Moorebank Avenue Realignment – Submission on Environmental Impact Statement

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadid

 

That Council:

 

  1. Notes that a submission will be made to DPIE on the proposed Moorebank Avenue Realignment Environmental Impact Statement; and

 

  1. Endorse the key issues identified in this report to be included in the submission.

 

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

 

Councillors voted unanimously for this motion.

 

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

 

RECESS

 

Mayor Waller called a recess at 7.01pm.

 

RESUMPTION OF MEETING

 

Mayor Waller resumed the meeting at 7.13pm with all councillors present except for Clrs Hagarty and Ayyad.

 


 

City Community and Culture Report

ITEM NO:       COM 01

FILE NO:        094378.2021

SUBJECT:     Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council endorses the recommendation of $9,870 (GST exclusive) under Corporate Sponsorship for the following project:

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended

The Business Concierge LTD

Survivor Life Skills

$9,870

 

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

 


 

City Corporate Report

 

ITEM NO:       CORP 01

FILE NO:        077589.2021

SUBJECT:     Investment Report March 2021

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Shelton              Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

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

 

Clr Rhodes asked that she be recorded as having voted against the motion.

 


Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 7.14pm.

 

Clr Kaliyanda retired from the meeting at 7.14pm.

ITEM NO:       CORP 02

FILE NO:        100327.2021

SUBJECT:     Submission on Consultation Paper regarding Remote Attendance by Councillors at Council Meetings

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

1.    Makes a submission to the Office of Local Government supporting the proposed amendments outlined in the “Remote attendance by Councillors at Council Meetings Consultation Paper”.

 

2.    Adopt the Procedures attached to the OLG Circular, with the timeframe for requests by Councillors to attend meetings remotely by audio-visual link to be made in writing to the CEO at least 48 hours before a meeting. This would form an Appendix to the Code of Meeting Practice whilst it is in effect. 

 

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

 

Clr Hadchiti asked that he be recorded as having voted against the motion.

 


Clr Ayyad returned to the Chambers at 7.15pm.

 

City Presentation Report

 

ITEM NO:       PRES 01

FILE NO:        092596.2021

SUBJECT:     Nature Strip / Verge Mowing Policy

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council defer this matter for further consideration.

 

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

 


 

Committee Reports

 

ITEM NO:       CTTE 01

FILE NO:        090198.2021

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council meeting held Tuesday 9 March 2021

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CTTE 02

FILE NO:        101733.2021

SUBJECT:     Minutes of the Liverpool Pedestrian, Active Transport and Traffic Committee meeting held on 17 March 2021

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hadid                 Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council adopts the following recommendations of the Committee:

 

Item 1 - Badgerys Creek Road, Badgerys Creek – Access to the metro station proposed roundabout.

 

·        Approves the submitted concept design of the proposed roundabout.

·        Consideration  is  to  be  given  for  tree  planting  in  the  central  island  or  around  the roundabout.

·        Detailed  design  to  be  submitted  to  the  Committee  for  further  assessment  prior  to construction.

 

Item 2 - Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton – Signs and Linemarking Scheme.

 

·        Approves signs  and linemarking scheme for the road upgrade  of Governor Macquarie Drive between Newbridge Road and Alfred Road, Chipping Norton to a four-lane divided road.

 

Item 3 - Adams Road, Luddenham – Revised access to existing quarry - request to lift load limit.

 

·     Approves lifting the load limit on the northern section of Adams Road approximately 300m from Elizabeth Drive, to permit heavy vehicle movements.

 

·     Community consultation is to be carried out prior to removing the load limit.

 

Item 4 - Braidwood Drive and Michelago Circuit – proposed signs and linemarking scheme.

 

·     Approves Installation of a raised threshold across the northern approach to the existing roundabout at Braidwood Drive, Michelago Circuit and Ulladulla Drive intersection, Prestons.

 

·     Modification to the existing splitter islands on all approaches to the existing roundabout to include a pedestrian refuge and to narrow the traffic lanes around the roundabout.

 

 

 

 

Item 5 - Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills – proposed traffic management changes.

 

·     Approves Installation of the proposed speed thresholds on Regentville Drive, Elizabeth Hills at the following locations, subject to community consultation:

 

In front of House Nos. 23

In front of House Nos. 53

 

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

 

Item 6 - Special Event – Street Parade, Liverpool by Australian Air League on 18 July 2021.

 

·     Approves the event as a Class 2 Special Event with all associated conditions including:

 

o Submission of a Special Event Transport Management Plan for TfNSW endorsement.

o Police approval for the management of the associated rolling road closures.

o Advertisement of the event in local newspapers.

o Road Occupancy License to be obtained from Transport Management Centre.

o The organisers must obtain relevant approval from NSW Health for this street parade.

 

·     The Committee support in principle the Australian Air League march through the Liverpool City Centre on 18 July 2021.

 

·     Council liaise and if required, organise a meeting with the event organisers, Police and local bus companies to adopt a revised route that would minimise traffic impacts of the event.

 

·     The organisers to obtain relevant approval from NSW Health for this street parade.

 

Item 7 - Liverpool City Centre - Special Community Event, Festival of Chariots on 17 July 2021.

 

·     Approves the event as a Class 2 Special Event with all associated conditions including:

 

Submission of a Special Event Transport Management Plan for TfNSW endorsement.

Police approval for the management of the associated rolling road closures.

Advertisement of the event in local newspapers.

Road Occupancy License to be obtained from Transport Management Centre.

The organisers must obtain relevant approval from NSW Health for this street parade.

 

·     Support in principle the route and classify the event as Class 2.

 

·     Council liaises and if required organise a separate meeting with the event organisers, Police and local bus companies to ensure that traffic impacts of the event is minimised.

 

Item 8 - Powerhouse Road and Woodbrook Road – proposed new carpark signs and linemarking.

 

·     Approves in principle the reopening of Woodbrook Road, associated shared path and pedestrian refuge to connect to Powerhouse Road.

 

·     Consultation be carried out with the local residents and for the results to be presented to a future committee meeting.

 

·     Detailed design of the car park in front of CPAC is to include paved footpath connection to the path along the river and signs and linemarking scheme including 4P (8am-12pm) parking for the new carpark.

 

Item 9 - Subdivision and development – signs and linemarking – Seventh Avenue and Fifteenth Avenue.

 

·     Approves signs and linemarking scheme for the four subdivisions as indicated in the agenda item.

 

Item 10 - Items Approved Under Delegated Authority.

 

·     Approves the Delegated Authority applications approved by the NSW Police Force and TfNSW representatives over the period between 3 February 2021 and 17 March 2021.

 

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

 


 

Questions with Notice

ITEM NO:       QWN 01

FILE NO:        105834.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - Mobile Office Services

 

Please address the following:

 

Mobile Office Services

 

1.      People in the Community who are not computer literate, have no internet service, and consequently are not on facebook or other social media platforms have asked when is Council intending to start Council Mobile Office services again?

 

2.      What else can Council do to bridge the communication gap with constituents who are not Computer or smart phone savvy?

 

Response to point 1 (as provided for the Council meeting of 31 March 2021)

 

The last Council Mobile Office was held on 12 February 2020 and then ceased due to Covid-19.

 

Staff propose to recommence Mobile Offices in May and hold another one in July for the current term of Council.  

 

It’s intended that Mobile Offices then continue to be held bi-monthly in the new term of Council.

 

Response to point 2

 

Council are aware that community members have varied experiences when accessing Council information and services. COVID-19 restrictions impacted most of the traditional and direct communication methods with community. Prior to COVID-19 Council utilised a variety of methods to communicate with residents including door to door consultations, info stalls at events, community BBQ, district forums and presenting at various networks and community functions.

 

Council acknowledges the use of online methods as a primary communication method disadvantages residents who are not computer literate, have no access to internet, or are not using social media platforms. Residents and community groups mostly impacted include new arrivals, older people, people with a disability or residents who experience financial difficulties.

 

Council is currently in the process of developing a Community Engagement Strategy. The Strategy is intended to review current methods of engaging with residents; and to develop new and innovative ways to inform and consult residents. The limitations imposed by COVID-19 and lessons learnt will be key considerations during the review; and will assist Council with developing a holist approach to communicating with residents. Key internal and external stakeholder, including Councillors, will be consulted on the draft Community Engagement Strategy in the coming months, prior to presenting it to Council for consideration.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 02

FILE NO:        094288.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Food Insecurity

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      What is the status of food insecurity in the Liverpool LGA?

 

The significance of food insecurity across Liverpool is largely undetermined, however anecdotally, demand for free food and low-cost groceries in Liverpool continues to grow as reported by charity and religious groups.

 

The demand for Council’s Christmas food and gift hampers program was unprecedented, with 19 service providers engaged to distribute 270 hampers to their clients across Liverpool. The verbal feedback received from participating service providers was that many families and individuals were in dire financial situations impacting their access to food and other necessities. It should be noted that the Council hampers were in addition to other hampers distributed directly from non-participating charity and religious groups.

 

More recently, general feedback from some local free food service providers that engage with Council suggests there is inadequate supply and distribution of free food and low-cost groceries in Liverpool to meet the demand. Further, they predict the end of Jobkeeper will put more pressure on charities to increase their supplies.

 

Information received from one charity indicated they are seeing increased demand for services from different facets of the community that would not normally access their programs as a direct result of job losses.

 

One service reported that in the last six months a sharp increase in demand for their free hot meal program has seen an average of 60 meals per day increase to an average of 100 meals per day. Similarly, their low-cost grocery program went from 15-20 shoppers per week to over 40 per week. 

 

Another charity group has reported that while requests for their low-cost groceries has increased slightly, the demand for free food has skyrocketed due to increased financial hardship amongst their client base.  This has put considerable pressure on the service to keep up with added operational costs, as well as the increased need for volunteers and in-kind supports.

 

2.      As COVID-19 related restrictions have eased, what impact has this had on people accessing food relief?

 

Feedback from Liverpool’s food service providers indicates that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions has not had much impact on the community accessing free food services. Council’s Community Development and Planning team worked closely with charity and religious groups to ensure vital free food services were supported throughout the pandemic to meet community need. Since the easing of restrictions, the free food and low-cost grocery programs continue to provide their services albeit, with increased community demand.

 

3.      How are gaps in government support being met in the Liverpool LGA?

 

Gaps in government support are largely being filled by a dedicated group of volunteers representing not-for-profit charity, religious and government funded agencies in meeting community demand for access to free food services and low-cost groceries. 

 

Council engages with known charities and religious groups where possible to help coordinate a balanced delivery of free food services to the Liverpool community.

 

At the height of the pandemic the free food services were encouraged to support one another by way of sharing space and resources, thus opening opportunities for creating new partnerships and networks. For example, a major free food service (Liverpool Community Kitchen and Hub) forced to close at the height of the pandemic was able to continue delivering free hot meals to the community outside the Uniting Church premises via a partnership arrangement with the Bill Crew’s Exodus Foundation.

 

Council continues to receive enquiries from charities and religious groups wanting to set up free food services in Liverpool. In recent months, two new free food programs have been established at Pioneers Memorial Park.

 

Council provides a schedule of known Free Food Services to community members, which is available on Council’s website and is updated and shared regularly with Council’s community partners for distribution to their client cohort.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 03

FILE NO:        094294.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Kaliyanda - Gender Pay Gap

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      Has Council ever conducted a gender pay gap analysis for the organisation?

 

2.      If so, how does our Council compare to benchmarks?

 

Response

 

  1. Council participates in the Australian Local Government Performance Excellence Program, an annual survey of participating Councils comparing and benchmarking against a range of metrics, including gender diversity.

 

During recruitment, a mixed gender panel is required as part of Council’s Recruitment and Appointment Policy. In addition, as per this Policy, all people involved in the recruitment and appointment process are responsible for ensuring all decisions are made on merit and free from bias and discrimination which includes, amongst other things, gender.

 

Council through its endorsed Plan, is committed to eliminate and ensure the absence of discrimination in employment, and places particular emphasis on the promotion of equal opportunity for woman.

 

Council is currently developing a formal Diversity and Inclusion Strategy aimed at aligning the diversity of Council’s workforce to reflect the diversity of the population that Council serves.  A range of initiatives targeting gender equity will form part of the strategy.

 

  1. As at 30 June 2020, the proportion of women across all participating Councils was 44% of the workforce.  For Liverpool, women represented 46% of the workforce.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 04

FILE NO:        094306.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Infrastructure and Services in Growth Areas

 

 

Background

 

There is still a lack of infrastructure and services in our growth areas. Suburbs like Middleton Grange, Edmondson Park and Austral are poorly served with choked roads and a lack of bus services. This issue is set to become worse if it is not addressed quickly.

 

While Council is delivering on State Government housing targets, other levels of Government must provide their fair share such as main roads, bus services and regional infrastructure like hospitals, schools, police stations and top tier venue spaces.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      What additional bus services are planned for our growth suburbs?

 

2.      When are these new bus services set to arrive?

 

3.      How are major upgrades to roads like Fifteenth Avenue funded?

 

4.      Are there plans for additional public services and infrastructure like hospitals, schools, police stations, ambulance stations in our growth suburbs?

 

5.      When are these expected to be delivered?

 

Response

 

  1. What additional bus services are planned for our growth suburbs?

 

As with other areas in the Liverpool LGA, bus services are provided by three local bus companies on contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

 

TfNSW has advised that as the new suburbs develop, and the required road network is constructed, bus services will be provided, subject to funding allocation in the NSW State Budget.

 

The agency is planning improvements to existing bus services to provide local connections to train stations and activity centres including shopping centres, places of employment and entertainment.

 

 

On 2 March 2019, the NSW Government announced that it was planning to introduce an additional 14,000 weekly services across the greater metropolitan area over the next four years. As part of these additional services, there will be the following new or additional services within Liverpool LGA:

 

Route

Planned improvements

859 Carnes Hill – Edmondson Park

Increase peak service frequency.

Extend span of hours later in the evening; and introduce new weekend services.

869 Liverpool – Ingleburn via Edmondson Park

Increase weekend service frequency.

Extend span of hours

New route

Austral to Carnes Hill via Edmondson Park

Introduce new route between Austral and Carnes Hill

901, 902 Liverpool to Holsworthy via Wattle Grove/Moorebank

Increase weekday AM & PM frequency to 15 minutes.

Extend weekday and weekend service hours

 

  1. When are these new bus services set to arrive?

 

As indicated above, the extra or new bus services will be rolled out over the next four years and funded under TfNSW’s Growth Services Program.

 

In the last twelve months the following additional bus services have been added to services in the Liverpool LGA.

 

·           More than 120 extra weekly services on route 869 form Ingleburn to Liverpool via Edmondson Park.

 

·           A new N31 night ride service between Liverpool and Leppington, seven days a week, with stops at Liverpool, Casula, Edmondson Park and Leppington.

 

·           New electric bus service along route 859 (Carnes Hill to Edmondson Park) since early 2021.

 

Council has previously made representations for bus services to Middleton Grange but has been advised by TfNSW that funding is not yet available. Council will continue to make representations to TfNSW for the provision of new bus services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How are major upgrades to roads like Fifteenth Avenue funded?

 

As part of the Austral Leppington North release area, The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), in consultation with TfNSW, carried out regional transport studies which identified that Fifteenth Avenue along with Edmondson Avenue needed to be upgraded to accommodate the expected additional travel demand.

 

The NSW Government established a Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) Program for the South-West and North-West Sydney Growth Centres to assist in funding infrastructure improvements, including transport infrastructure in the growth centres.

 

The South West Growth Centre includes the Austral / Leppington North and East Leppington release areas. The SIC program contains a funding allocation for the upgrading of Fifteenth Avenue.

 

The program requires land developers to make a SIC contribution to fund the required infrastructure improvements. DPIE collects and distributes contributions to the relevant delivery agencies, including TfNSW and Councils.

 

To date, Council has received funding for the design of Fifteenth Avenue upgrade for the section between Cowpasture Road and Devonshire Road. Once the design is completed, Council will be submitting funding applications under the SIC to DPIE to enable the required road upgrade to be carried out.

 

  1. Are there plans for additional public services and infrastructure like hospitals, schools, police stations, ambulance stations in our growth suburbs?

 

Plans for the provision of public services and infrastructure like hospitals, schools, police stations, ambulance stations in the growth suburbs (within the south-west growth centre) are outlined in the South Western Sydney State Infrastructure Contribution Scheme (the SIC) and the relevant precinct plans for the release areas.

 

In addition, the draft Western Sydney Place Infrastructure Compact (the PIC) is another infrastructure planning document which outlines infrastructure needs in the broader area. The PIC covers the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth Area and the Austral to Glenfield Corridor.

 

The South Western Sydney State Infrastructure Contribution Scheme

 

The SIC scheme requires land developers (within the Growth Centre) to make contributions towards state/regional roads, public transport infrastructure, health, education, emergency, and open space/conservation facilities within its catchment.

 

In the Liverpool Local Government area, the SIC applies to rezoned precincts such as Edmondson Park, Austral, and Leppington (but not Middleton Grange).

 

The SIC also includes a table of works which will be funded by monies collected. Key items of the SIC for the Edmondson Park, Austral, Leppington North and East Leppington precincts include:

 

·           Fifteenth Avenue, Cowpasture Road to Western Road

·           Edmondson Avenue, Bringelly Road to Fifteenth Avenue

·           1x bus depot in Austral

·           1x bus interchange at Leppington and

·           Leppington Integrated Health Care Centre (noting that 0% of construction cost is

attributed to the SIC, only a land component)

 

Other key items identified for the South West Priority Growth Areas include:

 

·           37 primary schools

·           6 secondary schools

·           1 special school

·           1 TAFE site (identified near Leppington Station)

·           Land for 6 ambulance services

·           Land for 5 fire services, and

·           Land for 3 police services.

 

The Western Sydney Place Infrastructure Compact

 

The draft Western Sydney Place Infrastructure Compact (the PIC) is another infrastructure planning document which outlines infrastructure needs in the area. The PIC covers the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth Area and the Austral to Glenfield Corridor.

 

The PIC sits above the SIC and identifies all state infrastructure demands, with components to be funded by the SIC and other revenue sources. Combined, these two documents provide a broad outline of state/regional infrastructure to be delivered in growth areas. The PIC includes estimated timeframes for when infrastructure is predicted to be required.

 

The ‘Thriving Aerotropolis Scenario’ (preferred scenario of the PIC) is the scenario most likely to inform the provision of state/regional infrastructure in the area. Council recently made a submission on the PIC, raising concerns that the population and infrastructure commitments do not appear to reflect the anticipated population growth. Council has meet with the Greater Sydney Commission to further explain Council’s concerns.

 

Infrastructure highlights relevant to Middleton Grange, Austral, Leppington North, East Leppington, and Edmondson Park includes:

 

 

 

 

 

Suburb

Planned Infrastructure

Austral within 20 years

New primary school

Primary school upgrade

Leppington within 20 years

1 Ambulance station

1 school for specific purposes

Primary school upgrade

Edmondson Park within 20 years

1 new primary school

1 new high school

Outside of the 20-year period key items identified for the Austral to Glenfield corridor

1 secondary school

“South-west Sydney courthouse expansion/upgrade”

 

Precinct plans

 

Middleton Grange, Edmondson Park, East Leppington, and the Austral & Leppington North precincts were all rezoned on the basis that new populations would be supported by new and/or upgraded state and local infrastructure. In most instances, new state social infrastructure land was zoned to enable acquisition of that land by a relevant authority.

 

Social infrastructure assessments were prepared for these release areas. Details of the plans and the proposed infrastructure are as follows. 

 

Austral and Leppington North

 

Precinct

Planned Infrastructure

Austral/Leppington North

 

The precinct was forecast to yield 17,350 dwellings with a population of approximately 54,000.

 

It is likely that the population forecast will be exceeded and could be approximately 70,000.

An existing primary school (Austral Primary School)

 

4 x new primary schools at:

 

  • Gurner Avenue east of Fourth Avenue (site of Amity College SSD proposal),
  • Thirteenth Avenue on the corner with Fourth Avenue,
  • Kelly Street near the corner of Tenth Avenue,
  • Sixth Avenue west of Fourth Avenue

 

A new high school between Eighth and Ninth Avenues west of Fourth Avenue

 

A new TAFE (in the Camden LGA on the Corner of Bringelly and Rickard Roads)

 

A new health facility (in the Camden LGA on Rickard Road)

 

A new district community facility (in the Camden LGA on Rickard Road),

 

A new district indoor sports facility (in the location of Scott Memorial Park)

 

A police station and a courthouse

 

These two facilities were identified as being required in the Leppington Town Centre, but land has not been zoned.

 

East Leppington

 

The precinct covers areas in Campbelltown, Camden, and Liverpool LGAs.

 

The combined dwelling forecast was 4,386 dwellings (1,153 in Liverpool), with a population of 14,493 persons. This population forecast is likely to be exceeded.

1 primary school (which is currently under construction), though it was acknowledged that a single school wouldn’t be sufficient to cater for 4,386 dwellings.

 

No high schools. The study acknowledged that surrounding schools were at capacity, but the precinct isn’t large enough to cater for a new school. Like with the additional primary school, a site would need to be identified in a future precinct.

 

No health facilities, acknowledging that GPs and the like can locate in commercial centres, and that higher order facilities will be provided at the Leppington Major Centre.

 

 

Edmondson Park

 

The benchmarks for state infrastructure would be considered outdated, but indicative of the kinds of infrastructure needed.

 

The assessment predicted that the zoning and development standards would provide for 7,566 dwellings and 20,835 persons. Recent forecasts estimate 8,642 dwellings and about 27,500-29,000 persons.

 

 

3 new primary schools (note: Bardia Public School was assumed to close).

 

1 new high school.

 

1 Primary Health Care Service (though it was noted in the assessment that these spaces would operate satellite services and would likely be rented floorspace in a community or privately operated medical facility).

 

The report identified that a new police station would be needed in the south-west growth sector, but would be more suited to a major centre, rather than Edmondson Park (Leppington would most likely have satisfied this criteria had it have been identified as a strategic centre in 2003).

 

A fire station was identified as being likely required, but not confirmed as the ILP road layout had not been developed at the time and the authority could not assess the longest potential response time.

 

Middleton Grange

 

Like Edmondson Park, the benchmarks for state infrastructure will be outdated, but relevant in identifying the kind of infrastructure that the precinct will demand.

 

The projected population of Middleton Grange is and was lower than that of other release areas (being less than 10,000 residents), and benefits from proximity to assets in adjoining areas (such as West Hoxton, Hoxton Park and Hinchinbrook.

A new primary school (Middleton Grange Public School).

 

  1. When are these expected to be delivered?

 

None of the above-mentioned infrastructure provision plans commits to specific delivery timeframes (particularly social infrastructure, such as schools and healthcare).

 

Timing for regional road upgrades such as Fifteenth Avenue and Edmondson Avenue is dependent on Council being allocated funding by DPIE (on funding submissions every two/three years).

 

Many utility agencies and state government agencies rely on state government budget allocations, population projections, or their own forecasting methodologies to predict and provide for state infrastructure (and the PIC aims to better co-ordinate this process).

 

Often such state agencies will consult with Council and communities prior to infrastructure being delivered (e.g. Bringelly Road), although it is noted that this is still usually at an advanced planning stage. State government budget estimates will often indicate when a project will receive funding for planning and investigation.

 

However, whilst such items may be investigated and have preliminary designs prepared, this does not guarantee that the state government will then commit to delivery, and as such, Council needs to continue representations to Government, as it has been doing, for the required infrastructure to be delivered to support growth in the LGA.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council: 

 

1.    Write to the Federal and State Government calling for additional services in our growth areas; and 

 

2.    Publish the information provided in this item in an appropriate format for residents, and also include details of when infrastructure which are within Council’s control and responsibility will be delivered.

 

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

 

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 05

FILE NO:        094310.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Civic Place Documentation

 

Please address the following:

 

Can all the documents relating to Civic Place, ie QS reports etc, be made public?

 

Response

 

Liverpool Civic Place documentation is Commercial and in Confidence and cannot be made public.

 

With regards to Liverpool Civic Place delivery, the Council web site is updated regularly to ensure the community is aware of the project’s status.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 06

FILE NO:        094313.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Aerotropolis

 

Please address the following:

 

Currently landowners in the Aerotropolis are stuck in no man’s land based on the new zonings. Although a range of developments are permissible under the new zoning, applications are not able to be submitted or determined due to the lack of an infrastructure plan or infrastructure to service the land.

 

  1. What options are available to landowners for temporary use DAs?

 

  1. What discretions can Council apply if it chooses to allow structures to remain that are currently in place?

Response

 

Background

 

State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020 (Aerotropolis SEPP) came into effect on 1 October 2020 and rezoned the initial precincts within the Aerotropolis, being the Northern Gateway, Aerotropolis Core, Agribusiness, Badgerys Creek and Wianamatta-South Creek precincts to non-standard land use zones of Enterprise, Mixed Use, Agribusiness and Environment & Recreation.

 

Certain provisions within the Aerotropolis SEPP also apply to the non-initial precincts within the Liverpool LGA (Dwyer Road, Rossmore, and Kemps Creek), however these precincts retain their existing zoning under the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008).

 

A Draft Precinct Plan was placed on public exhibition in 2020 by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and submissions have now closed. The Draft Precinct Plan builds upon the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan and Aerotropolis SEPP and further establishes the strategic vision and objectives of the initial precincts, by setting out the location of land uses and specifying criteria for land development. This includes the staging of infrastructure delivery, water cycle management, open space framework, centre hierarchy, and built form requirements. 

 

 

Development prior to precinct plan

 

Clause 42 of the Aerotropolis SEPP applies to development on land in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis where there is no precinct plan in force, except for development that has a capital investment value of less than $1 million and which relates to an existing or permitted use. Currently, there is no finalised precinct plan in force in the Aerotropolis

 

This Clause states that development consent must not be granted to development unless the consent authority has considered whether the development:

 

  • is consistent with the aims of this Policy, and
  • will result in further fragmentation of land holdings, and
  • will hinder the orderly and co-ordinated provision of infrastructure that is planned for the land to which this Policy applies, and
  • is incompatible with, or will adversely affect, the long-term operations and development of the Airport, and
  • appropriately takes into account the development and infrastructure in areas adjacent to the development, and
  • will be adequately serviced by public utility infrastructure.

 

Restrictions on issuing DAs due to infrastructure requirements

 

Clauses 49-51 of the Aerotropolis SEPP specifies infrastructure matters that a consent authority must take into consideration when assessing a development application in the Aerotropolis. This applies to new residential, commercial, and industrial developments (except for development that has a capital investment value of less than $1 million and relates to an existing or permitted use).

 

Clause 50 of the Aerotropolis SEPP states that development consent must not be granted unless the consent authority has obtained the concurrence of the Planning Secretary, who, before granting concurrence, must consider:

 

·         the impacts of the development on existing designated State public infrastructure;

·         the need for additional designated State public infrastructure;

·         the cumulative impact of the development with other development that has, or is likely to be, carried out in surrounding areas on existing designated State public infrastructure, and the need for additional designated State public infrastructure;

·         the steps taken to address those impacts, including whether a planning agreement has been, or will be, entered into contributing to designated State public infrastructure.

 

This Clause only applies until such a time that a Special Infrastructure Contribution Plan is in force pursuant to Section 7.23 of the Act.

 

Clause 51 of the Aerotropolis SEPP further restricts development consent from being granted, unless the consent authority is satisfied that:

 

  • The development will be adequately serviced by public utility infrastructure (water, sewerage, and electricity) when required.

 

 

This requirement ensures that new residential, commercial and industrial developments will have adequate access to utilities (or is able to manage sewer, drinking water, and/or electricity supply to the satisfaction of the utility agency and Council).

 

Exempt Development

 

As in other areas of the Liverpool LGA, certain developments may be characterised as exempt, or complying development. The Aerotropolis SEPP also contains provision for exempt and complying developments, however such development is narrower than in other areas of the Liverpool LGA.

 

Clause 36 of the Aerotropolis SEPP specifies that the Codes SEPP does not apply to the Aerotropolis, however, Clauses 37-39 of the Aerotropolis SEPP then enable some of these codes, albeit for minor developments and often with different specifications.

 

Complying Development

 

Under Clause 36 of the Aerotropolis SEPP, none of the complying development codes apply to the Aerotropolis precincts; however, under Clauses 43-45 of the Aerotropolis SEPP, if a masterplan is prepared for a particular site, the masterplan may provide provisions relating to complying development.

 

Response to Questions

 

  1. What options are available to landowners for temporary use Development Applications (DAs)?

 

Similar to Clause 2.8 of the Liverpool LEP and the Growth Centres SEPP, Clause 18 of the Aerotropolis SEPP provides for the ability to apply to Council, via a development application, for the temporary use of land (for no more than 52 days within a 12-month period).

 

As with other areas in the LGA, there are matters that the consent authority must consider when considering the application, including how the use will impact surrounding land-uses, whether the temporary use will prejudice the long-term use of the land, and how the land will be restored back to its previous state. The Aerotropolis SEPP also has specific considerations relating to minimising impacts on the airport.

 

The Aerotropolis SEPP also has a savings and transitional clause (Clause 53). This Clause allows a development application that was lodged prior to the SEPP coming into force, but not determined by then, to continue to be assessed under the zoning and development controls in the Liverpool LEP.

 

This Clause also allows for development in Luddenham Village, that was previously permissible under the Liverpool LEP, to remain permissible until such a time as a Precinct Plan is in force for the land. 

 

Other than those provisions above, the Aerotropolis SEPP does not have any other  provisions to permit land uses (whether permanent or temporary) that were previously permitted under the LEP in the new zones under the Aerotropolis SEPP.

 

  1. What discretion can Council apply if it chooses to allow structures to remain that are currently in place?

 

Existing, lawfully established buildings are not impacted by the changes to the planning framework. This is known as existing use rights. These buildings would most likely have either been exempt from needing development consent under an Environmental Planning Instrument applying at the time or were constructed under a complying development certificate or a development application.

 

Under the Enforcement Policy, if a complaint is received by Council concerning alleged development without consent in the Aerotropolis, as is the case for any allegations throughout the LGA, Council will investigate the matter to determine whether the building was built without obtaining the required approvals and whether grounds exist to issue an Order.

 

Some buildings unlawfully constructed may be able to be regularised by applying for a development consent or building information certificate. However, given the changes in the planning framework, Council can only consider that pathway if the use is permitted with consent in the zone.    

 

As outlined above, Clause 42(2) of the Aerotropolis SEPP allows for development that has a capital investment value of less than $1 million, and relates to an existing or permitted use, to not need to satisfy the provisions of Clause 42 of the SEPP (relating to development prior to a precinct plan) or Division 4 (relating to Infrastructure provision).

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 07

FILE NO:        094317.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hadchiti - Drainage Channels

Please address the following:

 

Can the CEO please provide a map of the drainage channels that Council is responsible for in the rural/growth areas and a timeline for when they will all be cleared?

 

Response

 

Below is a copy of the current Rural Area Drainage Channels taken from Council’s Geocortex system.

 

Currently, the cleaning of the channels is undertaken as a reactive response to the requests received. If Council were to adopt a proactive approach to the maintenance of drainage channels within growth areas, additional resources, including labour and equipment, would be required.

 

City Presentation is planning to review its drainage maintenance operations and develop a combined proactive and reactive operation that will manage a sustainable service for current and future growth of the LGA.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 08

FILE NO:        112343.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes - The Moorebank Intermodal Special Rates Provision

 

Please address the following:

 

1.      What date was the special rate provision with the Moorebank Intermodal Company Inc. negotiated and what, if any, were any conditions that formed part of the negotiated Agreement?

 

2.      What amount of funds have been received so far?

 

3.      What Council account are the funds being held?

 

4.      What is the current account balance of funds received as part of the Agreement?

 

5.      How have any funds been spent so far?

 

6.      Is there any current need for any of the funds collected from the Intermodal Company Inc. as a part of the negotiated special rates agreement to be returned to Intermodal Company Inc.? 

 

7.      If so, what is the amount that needs to be returned and why do they have to be returned?

 

8.      If so, has there been any recent negotiation by Council before the May Council Meeting 2021 to negate the need for Council to return any funds if owing to the Intermodal Company Inc.?

 

9.      If so, were there any conditions expressed or implied and placed on Council that may have formed part of any possible negotiations for any possible agreement to negate the need for Council to return any funds to the Intermodal Company Inc. if owed to them by Liverpool Council?

 

10.   If so, what were the conditions expressed or implied upon Council in order to negate the return of any funds if owing to the Moorebank Intermodal Company Inc.?

 

 

Responses to the above questions were sent to Councillors via a separate confidential memo in accordance with S10(A)(2)(d)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 because it contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

That the Moorebank Intermodal special rates provision be collected into a special account reserve.

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

Division

Vote for:           Clr Ayyad, Clr Hadchiti, Deputy Mayor Hadid, Clr Harle and Clr Rhodes.

Vote against:   Mayor Waller, Clr Balloot, Clr Hagarty, Clr Karnib and Clr Shelton.

The motion was lost on the Mayor’s casting vote.

Note:      Clr Kaliyanda had retired from the meeting when this motion was considered and voted on.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 09

FILE NO:        112508.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Rhodes – Semi-detached housing engineering specifications in New Release Areas

 

Please address the following:

 

Does Liverpool Council have necessary engineering specifications for semi-detached housing opportunities permitted in the new development areas, that details when one side of the property is bought and built and that has to attach to a second dwelling as a part of the development conditions, but the second attached dwelling has yet to be built by a new and separated Development Application. Are engineering specifications submitted in the first development application done to acceptable specifications that is subject to the engineering needs that permits a second dwelling to be attached to the first dwelling built?

 

Or, are all the necessary engineering specifications only addressed and imposed on the second dwelling to attach to the first dwelling in order to comply with the condition of development for semi-detached developments when the adjoining Development Application is submitted?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the May 2021 Council meeting business papers.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 10

FILE NO:        113145.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Mice

 

Background

After drought, bushfires, COVID and floods, rural Australia is now being severely impacted by a mouse plague. There have also been recent reports of mice in Liverpool's own rural and new release areas.

Please address the following:

 

  1. Has Council received any recent complaints about mouse infestations?

 

  1. Does Council have any jurisdiction in controlling mouse populations? If not, who does?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the May 2021 Council meeting business papers.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 11

FILE NO:        113157.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Towards Zero

 

Background
Each year over a thousand people die on Australian roads. Thankfully, these figures have decreased significantly over recent decades.

The NSW Government's "Toward Zero" initiative urges all of us to do everything in our power to push the number of deaths on NSW roads towards zero.

We absolutely must try new approaches to ensure road deaths continue to trend down. Any number higher than zero is unacceptable.

However, if an approach is poorly implemented or not working, it must be reassessed and potentially stopped.

Please address the following:

1.    When does the Transport for NSW's 30kmh trial in the Liverpool CBD finish?

2.    Who decides whether to continue or finish the trial?

3.    What input does Council have into the future of the trial?

4.    What input do local residents and businesses have into the future of the trial?

  1. How much revenue has the State Government raised from the speed camera on Bigge Street since the trial commenced?

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the May 2021 Council meeting business papers.

 


ITEM NO:       QWN 12

FILE NO:        113176.2021

SUBJECT:     Question with Notice - Clr Ayyad - Civic Place

 

Please address the following:

 

  1. Can the CEO guarantee the community and Councillors, that when Civic Place is completed, Council will have the building fully leased?

 

 

A response to these questions will be provided in the May 2021 Council meeting business papers.

 

 


 

Presentations by Councillors

 

Nil.

 

Confidential Items

ITEM NO:       CONF 01

FILE NO:        098253.2021

SUBJECT:     Western Sydney Parklands BMX Track Proposed Partnership

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Rhodes              Seconded: Clr Ayyad

 

That Council endorse the contribution of up to $500,000 in the 2020/2021 financial year.

 

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

 

Clrs Hadchiti and Balloot asked that they be recorded as having voted against the motion.

 

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 02

FILE NO:        103487.2021

SUBJECT:     Legal Affairs Report - 1 January 2021 - 31 March 2021

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Hagarty              Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council receive and note the report concerning the legal affairs of Liverpool City Council.  

 

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

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        095612.2021

SUBJECT:     Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool

 

This matter was dealt with later in the meeting in Closed Session in accordance with 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.

 


ITEM NO:       CONF 04

FILE NO:        087174.2021

SUBJECT:     Update on Interim Heritage Orders

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Harle                  Seconded: Clr Rhodes

 

That Council:

 

  1. Notes the Interim Heritage Order on 122 Atkinson Street, Liverpool expires on 6 May 2021;

 

  1. Notes the Interim Heritage Order on 124 Moore Street, Liverpool expires on 12 August 2021;

 

  1. Notes that no agreement has been reached at this point in time with the owners of 122 Atkinson Street, Liverpool and 124 Moore Street, Liverpool for the purchase of the properties by Council;

 

  1. Prepare a planning proposal to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to include 122 Atkinson Street, Liverpool in Schedule 5 – Environmental Heritage, noting the recommendation in CONF 07 from the 16 December 2020 Council meeting was to prepare a planning proposal to list the property as an item of local heritage significance;

 

  1. Receives a further report following the completion of the assessment of heritage significant of 124 Moore Street, Liverpool for a decision on whether the building/site should be listed as a local heritage item in the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan by the 30 June 2021 Council meeting;

 

  1. Notes that a heritage study is planned to commence in July 2021, subject to budget allocation in the 2021/22 Operation Plan, and that further consideration be given during the development of the study to the potential for transfer of development rights and the development of detailed heritage management guidelines; and

 

  1. Enhance the existing opportunities for communication and engagement with heritage property owners through a dedicated section on Council’s website.

 

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

 

Clr Hadchiti asked that he be recorded as having voted against the motion.

 

 

 

TEM NO:        CONF 05

FILE NO:        102095.2021

SUBJECT:     Domestic Waste Management Levy

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Harle

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receive and note the report; and

 

2.    Receive a further report, the 10 Year Waste Strategy, in July 2021 which will outline detailed cost and data analysis.

 

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

 

Mayor Waller advised that Council would now move into Closed Session to deal with Item CONF 03 - Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool  pursuant to the provisions of S10(A)2(d)(i) of the Local Government Act because the item contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.

 

Mayor Waller called a recess at 7.36pm to allow members of the gallery to leave.

 

Mayor Waller resumed the meeting at 7.41pm in Closed Session with all councillors present except for Clr Kaliyanda who had retired from the meeting earlier in the evening.

 

 

 


 

 

council in closed session

 

Clr Hagarty left the Chambers at 8:02pm.

 

ITEM NO:       CONF 03

FILE NO:        095612.2021

SUBJECT:     Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool

 

COUNCIL DECISION

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Ayyad                Seconded: Clr Hadchiti

 

That Council defer this item and instruct the CEO to undertake reference checks and for financials to be checked for the top two tenderers named in the Confidential Book and the matter to be brought back to the next Council meeting.

 

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

Vote for:           Clr Ayyad, Clr Hadchiti, Deputy Mayor Hadid and Clr Rhodes.

Vote against:   Mayor Waller, Clr Balloot, Clr Harle, Clr Karnib and Clr Shelton.

Note: Clr Hagarty was not in the Chambers when this motion was considered and voted on and Clr Kaliyanda had retired earlier from the meeting.

 

The following Foreshadowed motion then became the motion:

 

Motion:                                  Moved: Clr Balloot             Seconded: Clr Shelton

 

That Council:

 

  1. Accepts the Tender from Stazi Group Pty Ltd for Tender ST2904 - Licensing of Pump House Café Bigge Park Liverpool for a term of five years as per the commercial terms outlined in the body of this report.

 

  1. Makes public its decision regarding tender ST2904 - Licensing of Pump House Café Bigge Park Liverpool.

 

  1. Notes that the Chief Executive Officer will finalise all details and sign the Letter of Acceptance and delegate for the License to be executed under the Power of Attorney following the publication of the draft Minutes on Council’s website for the tender, giving it contractual effect, in accordance with delegated authority.

 

  1. 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 above motion (moved by Clr Balloot) was declared CARRIED.

 

 

 


 

Clr Hagarty returned to the Chambers at 8.10pm.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION OF RESCISSION

ITEM NO:           NOMR 01

SUBJECT:         Rescission of MOU 01  - Revised Parameters of the Intermodal          Appeal Case No.: 2020/0004407 from the Council Meeting of 31 March         2021 (from Clrs Rhodes, Hadchiti and Harle).

 

COUNCIL DECISION

Motion to rescind negatived motion: Moved: Clr Rhodes Seconded Clr Hadchiti

That the negatived motion for item MOU 01 – Revised Parameters of the Intermodal Appeal Case No.: 2020/0004407 from the Ordinary Council Meeting on 31 March 2021 (as shown below) be rescinded.

 

That Council:

 

1.      Approves the provision of up to a further $400,000, capped at $400,000 in legal funding for RAID Moorebank Inc. for the current appeal, to be paid subject to the outcome of the public notification process;

 

2.      Delegate the CEO and LCC Staff to commence the public notification process; and

 

3.      Allocate the funds from Council’s General Fund for payment to RAID upon the presentation of invoices to Council.  

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

Division

Vote for:           Clr Ayyad, Clr Hadchiti, Deputy Mayor Hadid, Clr Harle and Clr Rhodes.

Vote against:   Mayor Waller, Clr Balloot, Clr Hagarty, Clr Karnib and Clr Shelton.

The Rescission Motion was lost on the Mayor’s casting vote.

Note: Clr Kaliyanda had retired from the meeting earlier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN SESSION

Council moved back into Open Session at 8.14pm.

Mayor Waller then read the resolution for CONF 03 - Bigge Park Cafes - Lot 702 DP 1056246, Bigge Street, Liverpool that was carried and advised that the Rescission Motion for item MOU 01 - Revised Parameters of the Intermodal Appeal Case No.: 2020/0004407 from the Council Meeting of 31 March 2021 was lost in Closed Session.

 


 

 

THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.15pm.

 

 

 

 

 

<Signature>

Name: Wendy Waller

Title:    Mayor

Date:    26 May 2021

I have authorised a stamp bearing my signature to be affixed to the pages of the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on  28 April 2021. I confirm that Council has adopted these Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting.


 


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26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 01

Business Resilience Grants - Final Report

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Attract businesses for economic growth and employment opportunities

File Ref

078627.2021

Report By

Julie Scott - Manager City Economy

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Liverpool businesses were hit hard by the downturn in the local economy. In response, Council developed a grants program for businesses which had suffered a loss of cashflow and could demonstrate they could, or would, adapt to the new operating environment.

 

Following applications from 193 businesses, Council resolved (at its extraordinary meeting on 9 June 2020) to provide grants to the value of $172,000 to 50 businesses.

 

This report describes the impact of the program, including how it supported businesses, created new jobs, and the positive feedback from grant recipients.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note this report.

 

REPORT

 

At its extraordinary meeting on 16 April 2020, Council resolved to implement a range of actions to support Liverpool residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Council’s City Economy Unit rolled out a wide-ranging package to support businesses, including the development of a grants program, to enable businesses to meet the challenges of the pandemic and adapt to the new environment.

 

The program opened on 5 May 2020, and applications were received from 193 businesses. The grants could be spent on online/e-commerce/digital upgrades, transitioning to new operating models or capital costs to support a change in operations. Applications were assessed according to:

·     The impact of COVID-19 on the business;

·     Business pivot/project proposed;

·     Use of local suppliers and services.

 

Council resolved at its extraordinary meeting on 9 June 2020 to provide grants of up to $5000 to 50 businesses.

 

The program has now concluded, and the grants acquitted. The program cost Council $165,541.44 and businesses have spent a total of $305,771.02 (this includes their own funds).

 

Forty-eight businesses have acquitted the grants successfully. Of the two that did not, one business had trouble procuring a supplier within their budget. The other did not complete the acquittal process. Businesses were required to provide information about:

·     What they had planned for the grant

·     What activities took place

·     How the grant benefitted their business

·     If the changes made were sustainable

·     Business confidence

·     What they learnt

·     If new staff were employed as a result of the grant

·     Eligible expenditure and receipts

 

A total of 42 new jobs, including two apprenticeships, were created as a result of the grants. Forty-two businesses said the changes they made were sustainable. Businesses rated business confidence as high – an average of 4.2 out of 5.

 

The funds were used for the following activities:

·     Advertising

·     Business rebranding

·     Creating new menu items adapted to take away and delivery

·     Customer retention collateral – Loyalty cards

·     E-commerce site

·     Environmentally sustainable packaging

·     Further education

·     Installation of COVID safe screens

·     Logo design

·     Marketing

·     POS system for online ordering

·     Pivoted printing business to start producing floor graphics for social distancing and sneeze guards

·     Pivoted café and started a ghost kitchen (kitchens without dining space)

·     Printing of brochures and catalogues

·     Product photography

·     Purchase of an Australian-made machine to use in production

·     Purchased an electric scooter for food deliveries

·     Sanitising equipment

·     Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and lead generation

·     Social media marketing

·     To create virtual property tours, auctions, online applications and video live property inspections

·     Video and audio recording equipment to produce online training videos

·     Website development

 

Business pivots included:

 

Out of Office Espresso

 

Out of Office (OOO) Espresso pivoted the business and started a ghost kitchen selling Mexican food under the new brand Papi’s Mexican (delivery only) as the café suffered an 80 per cent decline in trade. The pivot required a completely new menu, branding and social media, as well as more kitchen and refrigeration space. The pivot enabled the business to return staff to their jobs.

 

WILD FX

 

When the signage and print side of the business dropped off, WILD FX started a new smaller business called Germshield to offer surface disinfection through fogging. The downturn was absorbed through the growth of the Germshield division. When WILD FX sales were down due to local case numbers, Germshield sales would increase. When case numbers dropped, so did the sales for Germshield.

 

WILD FX ordered fogging machines and sold them at the end of 2020 when case numbers lowered. Social distancing floor graphics were sold via the Germshield website and WILD FX used the profits to fund Google and Facebook marketing.

 

 

 

The following quotes are examples of the feedback from successful businesses:

 

“We feel more confident in providing more accessibility to our patients. Staff also felt supported by our local Council. We are grateful and thank Liverpool City Council for this.” – Eva Low, Liverpool Orthodontics

 

“The grant has benefitted our business in a positive way. We have hired another two air conditioning mechanics as well as using more sub-contractors. We are now outsourcing our workload, which is something we haven’t done before.” – Sharon Anslow, Ausmech Air Pty Ltd

 

“The process of improving our digital presence particularly in this pandemic environment has been invaluable. It is a process that is not only sustainable but is also evolving and expanding to even greater stability in our industry, which I am confident will lead to growth.” – Lissa Todini, Dolceroma Pty Ltd

 

“The grant has definitely benefitted the business and made us more confident to pursue the new idea of a ghost kitchen. The new menu we created has also been incorporated into the café menu and we have seen new customers entering the store asking about the Mexican restaurant.” – Michael Tran, Out of Office Espresso

 

“The grant allowed us to be more creative and it really helped with our product marketing campaign. Without the grant we would not be able to represent our brand so well to the public.” – Maya Wyszynski, Maya Sunny Honey Pty Ltd

 

“It can be tough to make significant changes in a business that you think is already running well. Being forced to consider pivoting to different processes was initially daunting, but having the challenge and support put out there by Council gave me the confidence to create a better business.” – John Tindall, Accumulus Holdings Pty Ltd

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

The grants are to the value of $161,092.28

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

The grants supported businesses to build resilience and created 42 new jobs.


Civic Leadership

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

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993

Council’s Grants and Donations Policy.

Risk

The risk is deemed to be Low.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 02

Construction of enclosure for the Liverpool Animal Shelter at Rossmore Vet

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

097229.2021

Report By

Nada Mardini - Manager Community Standards

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

Following the relocation of the Liverpool Animal Shelter to Rossmore Vet, Council resolved on 27 October 2020 to extend the arrangement for three years. Although there is adequate open space on the site, there is not a secure area where dogs can exercise off leash, be provided with enrichment programs, or a secure space for meet and greets with prospective owners. 

 

It is proposed that Council construct an enclosure at Rossmore Vet to provide a secure area for Council’s impounded dogs to use. There is no requirement for the landowner to construct the enclosure.

 

Section 67(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 states that “a Council may, by agreement with the owner or occupier of any private land, carry out on the land any kind of work that may lawfully be carried out on the land”. The Act then states at Section 67(2) that “a Council must not carry out work unless it proposes to charge an approved fee… or, if it proposes to charge an amount less that the approved fee, the decision to carry out the work is made, and the proposed fee to be charged is determined by resolution of the Council at an open meeting before the work is carried out”. 

 

It is recommended that Council resolve to undertake the construction of an animal enclosure at no charge to Rossmore Vet as Council is requesting this construction take place to provide for the needs of Liverpool’s impounded animals.

 

The enclosure is estimated to cost up to $10,000 and can be catered for under the current 2020/21 budget and through Council’s standard procurement processes.

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Resolve, pursuant to Section 67(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993, to construct an enclosure at Rossmore Vet and it be completed at no cost to Rossmore Vet.

 

2.    Note the estimated cost to Council of constructing the enclosure is up to $10,000 and can be catered for in the current 2020/21 budget and through Council’s standard procurement processes.

 

REPORT

 

Following relocation of the Liverpool Animal Shelter to Rossmore Vet, Council resolved on 27 October 2020 to extend the arrangement for three years. A three-year agreement was signed with Rossmore Vet on 10 February 2021. 

 

The current facility caters for three Councils, being the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council, Camden Council and Liverpool City Council.  Although there is adequate open space, there is not a secure area where dogs can exercise off leash, be provided with enrichment programs or a secure space for meet and greets with prospective owners.

 

It is proposed that Council construct an enclosure at Rossmore Vet to provide a secure area for Council’s impounded dogs to use. There is no requirement for the landowner to construct the enclosure.

 

Section 67(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 states that “a Council may, by agreement with the owner or occupier of any private land, carry out on the land any kind of work that may lawfully be carried out on the land”. The Act then states at Section 67(2) that “a Council must not carry out work unless it proposes to charge an approved fee… or, if it proposes to charge an amount less that the approved fee, the decision to carry out the work is made, and the proposed fee to be charged is determined by resolution of the Council at an open meeting before the work is carried out”.

 

Section 67(3) of the Act requires that Council must include details, or a summary of any resolutions made under this section, and of work carried out under this section, in its next annual report.

 

Section 67(4) of the Act requires that an additional report be submitted to a Council meeting after the completion of the work.

 

It is recommended that Council resolve to undertake the construction of an animal enclosure at no charge to Rossmore Vet as Council is requesting this construction take place to further  provide for the needs of Liverpool’s impounded animals.

 

The enclosure is estimated to cost up to $10,000 and can be catered for under the current 2020/21 budget and through Council’s standard procurement processes.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The estimated cost to construct the enclosure is $10,000 and can be catered for under the current 2020/21 budget.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Legislative

Companion Animals Act 1998.

Local Government Act 1993.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Sketch of enclosure and photos


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Construction of enclosure for the Liverpool Animal Shelter at Rossmore Vet

Attachment 1

Sketch of enclosure and photos

 

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26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 03

Reducing Red Tape - Revocation of Development and Subdivision of Land Policy

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

337300.2020

Report By

Charlie Caraballo - Coordinator Land Development

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

 

Executive Summary

 

On 28 October 2019, Council endorsed the Development of Policies, Standards, Charters, Procedures and Strategies Framework (Framework), and directed the CEO to commence a process of reviewing existing policies with a view to assessing each existing policy’s status under the new framework.

 

The Development and Subdivision of Land Policy is now being presented for status review. It is proposed to revoke this policy and replace it with an operational Standard.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Revoke the Development and Subdivision of Land Policy; and

 

2.    Note that the Development and Subdivision of Land Standard will be adopted by the CEO consistent with the Policy Drafting Standard.

 

 

 

REPORT

 

The Development of Policies, Standards, Charters, Procedures and Strategies Framework identifies five tiers of policy and procedural documents and defines the features of each type of document. This will allow the policy burden on Council to be reduced, and mandates operational processes to be managed by the CEO.

 

In accordance with the Framework, the Development and Subdivision of Land Policy is intended to be revised as a Standard.

 

The proposed standard is included as Attachment 1.

 

It is recommended that Council revoke the Development and Subdivision of Land Policy and note the proposed standard will be adopted by the CEO consistent with the Policy Drafting Standard.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Act as an environmental leader in the community.

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 (EP&A Act).

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Development and Subdivision of Land Standard 2021 (Under separate cover)  


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City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 04

Proposed Planning Agreement in support of draft Amendment 88 to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan at 1370 Camden Valley Way, Leppington

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

143691.2021

Report By

Masud Hasan - Senior Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Property

1370 Camden Valley Way, Leppington

Owner

Vicliz Pty Ltd

Applicant

Vicliz Pty Ltd

 

Executive Summary

 

Council received a planning proposal request from Vicliz Pty Ltd to rezone land located at 1370 Camden Valley Way, Leppington (Lot E in DP28997), to amend development standards and expand the existing Neighbourhood Centre retail floor area. An offer to enter into a planning agreement was submitted by the proponent in support of the planning proposal request.

 

The public recreation and pedestrian facilities proposed under the planning agreement offer are in addition to infrastructure planned for the site under the East Leppington Development Contributions Plan and monetary contributions required to be paid to Council under that Plan.

 

At its meeting on 30 September 2020, Council resolved, amongst other matters:

 

That Council:

 

4.    Delegates to the Acting Chief Executive Officer authority to negotiate a Voluntary Planning Agreement with the proponent, agree the terms of the offer with the proponent and report back to Council the details of the VPA prior to exhibition of the planning proposal, consistent with the Council’s Planning Agreements Policy;

 

5.    Endorses in principle the potential public benefits, to be further negotiated, including:

·    Social Court located within Open Space Area ‘C’ of approximately 330m2 including outdoor seating, basketball and netball hoop and bocce area including tree planting;

·    Concrete walking loop located within Open Space Area ‘C” of approximately 180m;

·    Pedestrian crossing (including refuge island) located in the southern portion of the site across the future collector road to the open space area;

·    Boardwalk/bridge across riparian corridor along the south-east portion of the site of approximately 70m;

 

The planning proposal received Gateway determination (Attachment 1) from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) on 22 December 2020, which advised that the planning proposal and its associated supporting documents be publicly exhibited, subject to conditions. The planning proposal will be publicly exhibited subsequent to the proponent satisfying the conditions included in the Gateway determination. 

 

As required by points 4 and 5 of the Council resolution, a draft planning agreement has been prepared by the proponent based on Council’s planning agreement template and was further reviewed and negotiated by Council officers and legal adviser. A draft planning agreement (Attachment 2)  and the explanatory note (Attachment 3) have now been prepared. Prior to public exhibition, Council  will confirm the estimated costs of works, upon receiving a quantity surveyors report from the proponent. It is considered that the draft planning agreement will assist in the delivery of public recreation and pedestrian facilities, without any additional cost to Council. It is important to note that development contributions will also apply to this development.

 

It is recommended that Council support the draft planning agreement and note that the planning agreement and planning proposal will be exhibited concurrently, so as to allow the public a complete picture of the proposal and allow for comments to be made on all aspects of the proposal.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Endorse the draft Planning Agreement and direct the CEO to publicly exhibit the planning agreement and accompanying explanatory note for 28 days;

 

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

 

3.    Notes that if changes, other than minor changes, arise from the public exhibition process these will be reported back to Council for endorsement.

 

Report

 

Background

 

Council received a planning proposal request (LLEP 2008 Amendment 88) from the proponent to rezone the land located at 1370 Camden Valley Way, Leppington (Lot E in DP28997). The proposal seeks to rezone the land from R3 Medium Density Residential to B1 Neighbourhood Centre, RE1 Public Recreation to R3 Medium Density Residential, R2 Low Density Residential to RE1 Public Recreation. The planning proposal further sought to amend the development standards on the land and expand the existing Neighbourhood Centre retail floor area to accommodate additional retail floor area demand in the precinct.

 

In support of the planning proposal, a public benefit offer was made by the proponent to enter into a planning agreement with Council. It proposed to deliver public recreation and pedestrian facilities within the site that are additional to the public facilities planned under the East Leppington Development Contributions Plan. The facilities are proposed to be delivered under the planning agreement without any additional cost to Council.  

 

Council, at its meeting on 30 September 2020, supported the planning agreement offer, in principle, and resolved to delegate authority to the CEO to negotiate the draft planning agreement with the proponent before being reported to Council.

 

On 22 December 2020, the planning proposal received a Gateway determination (Attachment 1) from DPIE. Council staff and the proponent are currently preparing additional supporting information regarding the planning proposal to satisfy the conditions included in the Gateway determination.

 

Council staff have reviewed and negotiated the public benefit offer with the proponent and finalised the draft planning agreement for public exhibition (Attachment 2). The draft planning agreement is planned to be exhibited concurrently with the planning proposal and its associated supporting information, subject to Council’s endorsement.

 

Contents of draft Planning Agreement

 

Table 1 shows the list of facilities proposed to be delivered under the planning agreement and Figure 1 shows the locations of the proposed works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1: Proposed works under the PA

 

Embellishment

Dimensions

Treatment

 

 

Width (m)

Length (m)

Area (m2)

 

1.   Social Court

 

20

20

400

Broom finished concrete surface plaza with outdoor seating and tree planting. Informal recreation elements (i.e. Basketball/netball hoop, bocce etc.)

 

2.   Walking Loop

 

2.5

180

450

Broom finished concrete.

3.   Link Across Riparian Corridor (Boardwalk/ Bridge)

 

3.5

70

 

245

Broom finished concrete path connecting to boardwalk spanning riparian corridor.

Structure: Steel

Decking: Recycled plastic

Balustrade: Steel

 

4.   Pedestrian Crossing

 

3.6

17

n/a

Raised and marked pedestrian crossing in accordance with AS1742.10. Pedestrian refuge to be included.

 

 

Figure 1: Location of proposed works within the site (highlighted in red boxes)

 

Planning Agreement and Legal Advice

 

Council’s Legal Counsel has reviewed the draft planning agreement to confirm it has been drafted in accordance with Section 7.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Council’s Planning Agreements Policy. It is advised that the draft planning agreement can be legally entered into subject to endorsement by Council and after being publicly exhibited.

 

Internal Consultation

 

Consultation was undertaken with Council’s Community Planning, Infrastructure Planning, and Infrastructure Delivery teams. No significant issues were identified with the draft planning agreement offer.

 

Financial Implication

 

The public facilities proposed under the draft planning agreement will not incur any additional cost to Council other than the maintenance of the proposed facilities after the handover. Council has ensured that the planning agreement references construction materials that are similar to those used elsewhere in the LGA due to their durability and ease of maintenance.

Next Steps

 

Subject to Council’s endorsement, the draft planning agreement will be exhibited concurrently with the planning proposal, in accordance with Section 25D of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

 

Conclusion

 

In consideration of the provisions of public recreation and pedestrian facilities under the planning agreement, it is considered that the draft planning agreement will assist in addressing the additional demands created by the planning proposal. It is important to note that development contributions will also apply to this development.

 

It is recommended that the draft planning agreement be placed on exhibition for public consideration and comment.

 

 

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.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

The draft Planning Agreement has been drafted in accordance with Council’s planning agreements template and Policy and has been subject to legal review.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Gateway determination (Under separate cover)

2.         Draft Planning Agreement (Under separate cover)

3.         Explanatory Note (Under separate cover)

4.         Current ASIC Extract - Vicliz Pty Ltd - Confidential


1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 05

Planning Proposal to amend Part 7 of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to prohibit Cemetries and Crematoria in Wallacia

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

126847.2021

Report By

Kweku Aikins - Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

In response to a Notice of Motion (Attachment 1), Council resolved at the 24 February 2021 meeting to prepare a planning proposal similar to that of Penrith City Council, to prohibit cemeteries and crematoria in Wallacia.

 

As required by Council’s resolution, a planning proposal has been drafted (Attachment 2). The planning proposal was reported to the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 3 May 2021 for advice (Attachment 3). The LPP advised that “…it is unable to conclude that the planning proposal has strategic merit…” and suggested that Council collaborate with Penrith City and Wollondilly Shire Councils to make a joint representation to the State Government encouraging it to undertake a proper strategic planning study to identify appropriate locations within the Sydney metropolitan area for the development of cemeteries and crematoria.

 

The advice of the LPP has been reviewed and it is considered that the planning proposal should proceed to a Gateway determination. This is on the basis that, despite being inconsistent with Objective 6 of the Greater Sydney Region Plan (GSRP), and Planning Priority 3 of the Western City District Plan (WCDP), the prohibition of cemeteries and crematoria in Wallacia will help to ensure that such land uses are only developed in appropriate locations. In addition, Objective 6 of the GSRP and Planning Priority 3 of the WCDP can be still achieved by collaborating with neighbouring Councils and NSW government agencies to ensure that the development of cemeteries and crematoria is addressed on a regional/metropolitan scale.

 

The planning assessment report prepared for the LPP is included in Attachment 4. The report outlines that the planning proposal has sufficient strategic and site-specific merit and recommends that the planning proposal be submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for a Gateway determination.

 

It is recommended that Council notes the advice of the LPP, submits the proposal to DPIE seeking a Gateway determination and collaborates with neighbouring Councils and the State Government to ensure that cemeteries and crematoria are developed in appropriate locations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

2.    Supports in principle the planning proposal to amend Part 7 (Division 2) of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to prohibit cemeteries and crematoria in Wallacia;

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO to make any typographical or other editing amendments to the planning proposal if required;

 

4.    Forwards the planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment pursuant to Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, seeking a Gateway determination;

 

5.    Subject to Gateway determination, undertake public exhibition and community consultation on the planning proposal in accordance with the conditions of the Gateway determination and Council’s Community Participation Plan;

 

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

 

7.    Collaborates with Penrith City and Wollondilly Shire Councils and the State Government to ensure that cemeteries and crematoria are only developed in appropriate locations.

 

REPORT

 

Wallacia lies across the boundaries of the Penrith, Liverpool and Wollondilly local government areas (LGA) and is located approximately 23km west of the Liverpool city centre. The portion of Wallacia (within the Liverpool LGA) has an area of 676.92ha and is bound by the Nepean River to the west, the Penrith LGA to the north, the suburb of Greendale to the south and the suburb of Luddenham to the east. The area is predominantly characterised by rural allotments (with the minority being large residential lots) and is largely serviced by 3 roads and a tributary of the Nepean River (Duncan’s Creek).

§     Figure 1 - Aerial image of the locality approximately outlined in red (Source: Near Map)

Background

 

A Notice of Motion (NOM) and the Chief Executive Officer’s Comment (Attachment 1) was considered at the ordinary Council meeting of 24 February 2021. Council resolved the following in relation to the Notice of Motion (NOM):

 

That Council:

1.   Direct the CEO to bring to the April Council Meeting a planning proposal similar to that of Penrith City Council seeking to amend our LEP prohibiting cemeteries and crematoriums within Wallacia;

2.   Write to Wollondilly Council informing them of Penrith's planning proposal and Liverpool's proposed amendment and requesting the same; and

3.   Notes its opposition to DA-1059/2020, a proposal for the construction of a cemetery at 1290 Greendale Road, Wallacia, housing 775,000 burials.

 

The Chief Executive Officer’s comment to this NOM outlined the detailed history of Council’s attempts to limit the permissibility of cemeteries and crematoriums in inappropriate locations.

 

Planning Proposal

 

A planning proposal (Attachment 2) has been drafted in accordance with A guide to preparing planning proposals, as updated, and published by DPIE in 2018. The planning proposal involves amending Part 7 (Division 2) of the LLEP 2008 to prohibit ‘cemeteries’ and ‘crematoria’ in the suburb of Wallacia.

 

Liverpool Local Planning Panel

 

The planning proposal was reported to the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 29 March 2021. The LPP in providing their advice (Attachment 3) suggested that Council collaborate with Penrith City and Wollondilly Shire Councils to make a joint representation to the State Government encouraging it to undertake a proper strategic planning study to identify appropriate locations within the Sydney metropolitan area for the development of cemeteries and crematoria.

 

A summary of the LPP advice and Council staff response is provided in Table 1.

 

§     Table 1 - Council staff response to LPP advice

LPP Advice

Council Staff Comment

In essence the Panel understands that the suburb of Wallacia contains areas of special scenic, environmental and agricultural value that are likely to be prejudiced by development for the purposes of cemeteries and crematoria. The Panel understands that the roads within the Wallacia locality are generally not designed to accommodate the large volumes of traffic movements that are often generated by cemeteries and crematoria.

Noted.

As the justification statement notes, the strategic merit of the planning proposal is limited by objective 6 of the GSRP, which aim to ensure sufficient provision is made for burials and cremations and associated activities in the Sydney Metropolitan area, but is supported by objective 28 of the GSRP, and priorities 16 and 17 of the WCDP relating to the protection and enhancement of scenic and cultural landscapes.

 

The contradictory objectives of the GSRP and WCDP were highlighted in the planning proposal and assessment report prepared by Council officers (Attachments 2 & 4).

Despite the inconsistencies between the objectives and priorities of the two Plans, a balance can still be achieved by:

·    Prohibiting the development of cemeteries and crematoria in rural areas like Wallacia so that they are only provided in appropriate alternative locations; and

·    Collaborating with neighbouring Councils and the State Government so that this issue is addressed on a regional/metropolitan scale.

The above approach will ensure that scenic and cultural landscapes are preserved, and that burial sites are still provided in the Greater Sydney metropolitan area.

The planning proposal does not appear to the Panel to be the result of a strategic planning exercise and does not conform with the plan making process prescribed by Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

Although the proposal is not the result of any strategic planning exercise, the Panel has not provided any specific reasons as to why the proposal does not conform to the plan making process.

The planning proposal justification report was prepared in accordance with DPIE’s ‘A Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals’ and the proposed prohibition has been assessed against the Ministerial Directions and the relevant objectives of the Regional/Metropolitan, District and Local Strategic Plans. Therefore, the draft proposal has been prepared in accordance with the plan making process.

The location of cemeteries and crematoria is a Metropolitan wide issue and requires strategic planning on a Metropolitan scale. The planning proposal before the Panel, and a similar proposal in the adjoining Penrith LGA, highlight the obvious need for the State Government to strategically address the location of cemeteries and crematoria. Apart from conflicting objectives and priorities in the GSRP and WCDP, there does not appear to be any real attempt by the State Government to plan for these types of land uses at the Metropolitan level.

Noted. The planning proposal justification report prepared by Council officers (Attachment 2) highlights the need for cemeteries and crematoria to be considered on a regional/metropolitan scale, to ensure that a broader strategic approach is applied to the development of these facilities.

The Panel considers it is unable to conclude that the planning proposal has strategic merit, solely on the basis of objective 6 of the GSRP.

 

Objective 6 of the GSRP relates to the provision of services and infrastructure to meet communities’ changing needs (including cemeteries and crematoria). Although the proposal contradicts Objective 6 of the GRSP, it aligns with Objective 28 of the GRSP and priorities 16 and 17 of the Western City District Plan (WCDP), which all relate to the protection and enhancement of scenic and cultural landscapes in the Metropolitan Rural Area.

Given that the objectives of the GSRP and WCDP were prepared by the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), any inconsistency between the two Plans would need to be addressed by the State Government. Accordingly, the subject proposal should be forwarded to DPIE so that any relevant inconsistencies under the current strategic planning framework can be clarified during the Gateway determination process.

The Panel recommends Council consider joining with Penrith and Wollondilly Shire Council to make a joint representation to the State Government encouraging it to undertake a proper strategic planning study to identify locations within the Sydney metropolitan area that are not primary production resource land, scenic or cultural landscapes, ecologically sensitive including riparian and wildlife corridors, and are provided with an appropriate level of road access.

The NSW government should take a regional approach to the provision of cemeteries and crematoria. This was highlighted in the planning proposal justification report prepared by Council officers (Attachment 2). Further collaboration with neighbouring Councils and the State Government is encouraged, subject to Council endorsement.

 

As outlined in Table 1, Council staff consider that the development of cemeteries and crematoria should be addressed on a regional/metropolitan scale. Therefore, it is imperative that all Councils in Greater Sydney take a consistent approach to the development of such land uses in appropriate locations. Although collaboration with neighbouring Councils and the State Government is encouraged, nothing prevents Council from proceeding with the subject proposal. The subject proposal is still consistent with Objective 28 of the GRSP; Priorities 16 and 17 of the WCDP; and Priority 16 of the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) – Connected Liverpool 2040 (relating to the protection and enhancement of scenic and cultural landscapes).

 

Next Steps

 

Given the above, it is recommended that the planning proposal be forwarded to DPIE for a Gateway determination. However, it is advised that Council makes a concerted effort to collaborate with neighbouring Councils and the State Government to ensure that a regional/metropolitan approach is applied to the development of cemeteries and crematoria. The collaborative efforts can occur concurrently to the Gateway determination process and should continue regardless of whether a Gateway determination is issued.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The planning proposal sufficiently demonstrates both strategic and site-specific merit as it is consistent with the relevant objectives of the GSRP, WCDP and LSPS regarding the preservation of rural land. Therefore, it is recommended that Council provides in-principle support and endorses the planning proposal to proceed to a Gateway determination, noting that efforts should be made to collaborate with neighbouring Councils and the State Government to ensure that cemeteries and crematoria are developed in appropriate locations.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

Manage air, water, noise and chemical pollution.

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

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


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Risk

The risk is deemed to be Low.

As previously identified in the CEO comment on the original notice of motion, there is a risk that the planning proposal request will be denied by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment at Gateway.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council Resolution (NOM 05) - 24 Feburuary 2021

2.         Planning Proposal Justification Report (Under separate cover)

3.         Local Planning Panel Advice (Under separate cover)

4.         Planning Assessment Report (Under separate cover)  


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EGROW 05

Planning Proposal to amend Part 7 of Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to prohibit Cemetries and Crematoria in Wallacia

Attachment 1

Council Resolution (NOM 05) - 24 Feburuary 2021

 

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1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 06

Planning Proposal Request - 193 Macquarie Street and 77 Moore Street, Liverpool

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

126878.2021

Report By

Kweku Aikins - Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Property

193 Macquarie Street, Liverpool

Lot 1 DP 628824

 

77 Moore Street, Liverpool

Lot 2 DP 1189772

Owner

Archer and Beckett Pty Ltd

Applicant

Archer and Beckett Pty Ltd

 

Executive Summary

 

On 7 March 2020, Council received a request to prepare a planning proposal on behalf of Archer and Beckett Pty Ltd for land at 77 Moore Street (Lot 1 DP 628824) and 193 Macquarie Street (Lot 2 DP 1189772), Liverpool. An updated planning proposal request (Attachment 1) with supporting documentation (Attachments 2 – 4) was submitted to Council on 5 January 2021 after a request for additional information (Attachment 5).

 

The planning proposal request seeks to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008) as follows:

·     Relocate the site from ‘Area 11’ to ‘Area 8’ on the Floor Space Ratio (FSR) Map; and

·     Repeal Clause 7.40 (Amendment 56).

 

As a result, it is also recommended that that any reference to ‘Area 11’ is also removed from the ‘Satisfactory Arrangements’ Clause (Clause 7.1A) as it will no longer be identified on the FSR map.

 

The intent of the planning proposal is to bring the subject site into conformity with surrounding sites that are currently identified as ‘Area 8’ on the FSR Map in the LEP. The planning proposal request is supported by a concept plan for future development of the site.

Advice was sought from the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP) at its meeting on 3 May 2021, in accordance with the Local Planning Panel Direction – Planning Proposals dated 23 February 2018 (Attachment 6). Following consideration of the planning assessment report, the LPP advised that the proposal has strategic and site-specific merit and supported the proposal proceeding to a Gateway determination. The LPP also advised Council to consider building envelope controls for future development on the site so that overshadowing is minimised and all carparking is constructed below ground level. 

 

It is recommended that Council note the advice of the LPP and support the planning proposal request proceeding to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for a Gateway determination, noting that a further report will be provided to Council after state-agency consultation and public exhibition occurs.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

2.    Endorses in principle the planning proposal request;

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO the preparation of the formal planning proposal including any typographical or other editing amendments if required;

 

4.    Forwards the planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, pursuant to Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, seeking a Gateway determination;

 

5.    Subject to Gateway determination, undertake public exhibition and community consultation on the planning proposal in accordance with the conditions of the Gateway determination and Council’s Community Participation Plan; and

 

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

 

Report

 

The site and locality

 

The subject site is in the Liverpool City Centre and is located at the corner of Macquarie Street and Moore Street, with direct frontage to the ‘Macquarie Street Mall’.

 

The City Centre includes a major public transport hub at Liverpool Station which is located approximately 500m from the site. The remainder of the locality predominantly consists of retail and commercial development in the B4 Mixed Use and B3 Commercial Core land use zones. There are high density residential and mixed-use developments on the periphery of the City Centre with further development being planned for the City Centre core, as a result of the Amendment 52 City Centre rezoning.

 

§     Figure 1 - Aerial image of the locality (Source: Near Map)

The planning proposal relates to land at 77 Moore Street (Lot 1 DP 628824) and 193 Macquarie Street, Liverpool (Lot 2 DP 1189772). The site is zoned B4 Mixed Use and has an applicable FSR of 3:1 (and is identified in ‘Area 11’ on the FSR Map). LLEP 2008 Clauses 7.1A (‘Satisfactory Arrangements Clause’) and 7.40 apply to this site as a result of LLEP 2008 Amendment 56.

§     Figure 2 - Aerial image of the site (source: Near Map)

Background

 

Amendment 52

 

In June 2015, Council prepared a planning proposal to rezone large portions of the Liverpool City Centre from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed Use to “facilitate an increased population in the city centre and contribute toward Council’s vision to increase activity and vibrancy within the CBD”. The proposal also sought to include additional provisions for increased development potential on ‘opportunity sites’. However, it was proposed that 77 Moore Street and 193 Macquarie Street would form part of the proposed ‘Fine Grain Precinct’ (‘Area 7’), thereby precluding the site from qualifying as a potential ‘opportunity site’. Accordingly, the owner of 77 Moore Street and 193 Macquarie Street requested that the site be excluded from Amendment 52 and that efforts be made to keep progressing their separate planning proposal that had been lodged in June 2014 (Amendment 56).

 

A Gateway determination was issued for Amendment 52 on 24 September 2015 and a revised version of the planning proposal was publicly exhibited between 18 November and 29 January 2015. A post-exhibition report was presented to Council on 27 July 2016 and due to further revisions and delays caused by the need to include a ‘Satisfactory Arrangements’ clause, Amendment 52 was finally gazetted on 4 September 2018.

 

Amendment 56

 

In June 2014, Abacus Property Services Pty Ltd submitted a planning proposal request to rezone the site from B3 Commercial Core to B4 Mixed Use. The proposal also sought to increase the permissible height from 18 to 70 metres and increase the FSR from 3:1 to 6:1.

 

In July 2015, the proposal was amended to increase the permissible height from 18 to 100 metres and retain the FSR of 3:1 (and include a provision for minimum commercial/retail floor space). Subsequently, at its Ordinary Meeting on 29 July 2015, Council resolved to provide in-principle support to the proposal and forward it to the Department of Planning and Environment (now DPIE) for a Gateway determination (subject to potential amendments made under delegated authority). 

 

The proposal was forwarded to DPIE in November 2015 once consensus was reached with the applicant regarding a 37.5% minimum commercial/retail floor space requirement being incorporated into the planning proposal amendment. A Gateway determination was issued on 28 July 2016 and a post-exhibition report was presented to Council on 26 April 2017. Due to delays caused by the impending gazettal of Amendment 52, and the need to include the site in the corresponding ‘Satisfactory Arrangements’ clause, Amendment 56 was gazetted on 22 March 2019.

 

Subject Planning Proposal

 

This planning proposal request, prepared by Ethos Urban, was initially lodged in late February 2020. The planning proposal request was deficient in several ways, with a lack of supporting documentation inhibiting the ability of Council staff to properly assess the proposal. Consequently, a letter was sent to the applicant requesting several clarifications be made as well as supporting documentation be prepared and provided to Council for assessment. Subsequently, a revised planning proposal request (Attachment 1) prepared by Urbis was submitted to Council that provided clarification and further justification for the proposed amendment. Additionally, the following consultant studies were submitted:

·     Urban Design Report (Attachment 2);

·     Heritage Impact Statement addendum (Attachment 3); and

·     Economic Impact addendum (Attachment 4).

 

A preliminary archaeological assessment is also being prepared and will be provided shortly to ensure this element of the subject site is appropriately considered in relation to the proposal.

 

This planning proposal request seeks to amend the LLEP 2008 to increase development potential on the subject site. It is envisaged that future development would support approximately 180 residential apartments and 4,519sqm of combined retail and commercial space resulting in approximately 195 future jobs on an ongoing basis.

 

The proposal is to be achieved through the following amendments to the LLEP:

·     Relocate the site from ‘Area 11’ to ‘Area 8’ on the Floor Space Ratio (FSR) Map; and

·     Repeal Clause 7.40 of the LEP

 

It is recommended that any reference to ‘Area 11’ is also removed from the ‘Satisfactory Arrangements’ Clause (Clause 7.1A) as it will no longer be identified on the FSR map. 

 

Planning Assessment

 

The planning assessment report is provided as Attachment 6. It provides a detailed assessment of the merits of the proposal (as lodged) against the District and Region Plans and the Department of Planning’s ‘Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals’. The report concluded that the planning proposal request has demonstrated site specific merit and strategic merit.

 

Heritage

 

The subject site is in the vicinity of three heritage items, as follows:

·     The Corner Pub;

·     The Plan of Town of Liverpool; and

·     The state-listed Saint Luke’s Church.

 

Heritage impacts have been largely addressed as part of LLEP 2008 (Amendment 56) and the Heritage Impact Statement lodged in support of the planning proposal request. However, it has been identified that a preliminary archaeological assessment will be required to ascertain that there are no remnants of historical buildings on the site from the late nineteenth century. The applicant is currently preparing such a study to support the planning proposal going forward. The purpose of this preliminary archaeological assessment is to ensure any remnants are identified and can be considered in the detailed design phase of a future redevelopment as facilitated by the planning proposal.

 

Liverpool Local Planning Panel Advice

 

Pursuant to Clause 2.19(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the planning proposal request was submitted to the LPP for their advice prior to consideration by Council. Following consideration of the planning assessment report, the LPP advised (Attachment 5) that the proposal has strategic and site-specific merit and supported the proposal proceeding to a Gateway determination. The LPP also advised Council to consider investigating building envelope controls for future development on the site so that overshadowing is minimised and all carparking is constructed below ground level.

 

Officer Comment on Local Planning Panel Advice

 

As per the LPP advice, it is recommended that Council support in principle the planning proposal request and submit the proposal to DPIE seeking a Gateway determination and public exhibition.

 

Council staff’s comments on the LPP advice is outlined in Table 1.

 

§     Table 1 - Council staff response to LPP advice

LPP Advice

 

Council Staff Comment

The Panel recommends that Council investigate building envelope controls for future

development on the site that:

a.   minimise overshadowing on the Macquarie Street Mall; and

b.   ensure carparking is constructed below ground level, rather than adding to the bulk of the building above ground level.

 

It is noted that future development of this site may result in potential overshadowing of Macquarie Street Mall, and increased carparking may add to the bulk and scale of any building on the site. However, the subject issues will be addressed at the DA stage in which the applicant would be required to submit a site specific DCP or concept DA as per Section 4.2.5 of Part 4 within the LDCP 2008 (should development be pursued in accordance with Clause 7.5A of LLEP 2008).

 

It is noted that Part 7 Division 1 of the LLEP 2008 provides robust requirements for development within the Liverpool city centre. Additionally, Part 4 of the LDCP 2008 provides detailed design requirements that will need to be addressed as part of a future DA.

 

Furthermore, any site-specific DCP, or concept DA, would need to be considered by the Design Excellence Panel.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The planning proposal request as amended has sufficiently demonstrated both strategic and site-specific merit. Therefore, it is recommended that Council provides in-principle support and endorses the planning proposal proceeding to a Gateway determination. A further report will be provided to Council after the state-agency consultation and public exhibition period, detailing any submissions received and any amendments proposed.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

Facilitate economic development.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

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

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Risk

The risk is deemed to be Low.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Planning Proposal (Under separate cover)

2.         Urban Design Report (Under separate cover)

3.         Heritage Impact Statement Addendum (Under separate cover)

4.         Economic Impact Addendum (Under separate cover)

5.         Additional Information Request - 31 March 2020 (Under separate cover)

6.         Planning Assessment Report (Under separate cover)

7.         Local Planning Panel Advice (Under separate cover)

8.         Current ASIC Extract - Archer & Beckett Pty Ltd (Under separate cover) - Confidential


1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 07

Proposed amendment to Schedule 1 Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 - additional permitted use for 'animal boarding or training establishment' at 40 Ramsay Road, Rossmore

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

127968.2021

Report By

Luke Oste - Executive Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

Council resolved at the 27 October 2020 Council meeting (Attachment 1) to endorse 40 Ramsay Road, Rossmore (Rossmore Grange) as the preferred site for the Liverpool Animal Shelter and amongst other things resolved that Council:

 

·     Direct the Acting Chief Executive Officer to proceed with the process required to amend the plan of management and prepare a planning proposal to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to permit, with development consent, an “animal boarding or training establishment” on the site, including an appropriate budget allocation for the necessary studies to support the planning proposal; and

 

·     Note that a further report will be submitted to Council regarding the progress of the planning proposal, including the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel and detailed design/costings.

 

Since the Council resolution, a planning proposal has been drafted (Attachment 2).

 

The planning proposal was considered by the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 31 March 2021 for their advice (Attachment 3). The LPP advised “that on the material provided, the planning proposal does not satisfy either the strategic merit test or the site-specific merit test and therefore does not support the planning proposal proceeding”.

 

Council staff have considered the LPP advice and consider that sufficient justification exists for the progression of the planning proposal to a Gateway determination as follows:

·     Detailed designs will ensure a future animal shelter is compatible with the broader site and surrounding area;

·     Rossmore Grange has a total area of approximately 82 hectares and the site for the animal shelter will be approximately 2 hectares in size; and

·     While not an explicit consideration within the strategic planning assessment framework for planning proposals, Rossmore Grange is an existing Council owned asset that will enable the feasible establishment of a Council operated animal shelter without the need for land acquisition.

 

Within the planning assessment report considered by the LPP report (Attachment 4), it was identified that several supporting studies are likely to be required as part of a Gateway determination. These include:

·     Heritage studies:

Aboriginal Heritage Assessment;

European Heritage Assessment;

·     A Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) study; and

·     Bushfire report.

 

The necessity of such studies and/or other supporting studies will be determined at the point of a Gateway determination, should it be granted by DPIE. It is considered that these supporting studies, along with more detailed concept designs, will assist in further justifying the planning proposal to facilitate an animal shelter at Rossmore Grange.

 

A plan of management is also being prepared and will progress alongside the planning proposal. Should a Gateway determination be issued by DPIE, supporting studies and concept designs will effectively cover both processes in an efficient manner.

 

It is recommended that Council support the planning proposal and forward it to DPIE for a Gateway determination.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Notes the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel;

 

2.    Supports the planning proposal to amend Schedule 1 of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to permit ‘animal boarding or training establishment’ as a land use permitted with consent at 40 Ramsay Road, Rossmore;

 

3.    Delegates to the CEO to make any typographical or other editing amendments to the planning proposal if required;

 

4.    Forwards the planning proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment pursuant to Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, seeking a Gateway determination;

 

5.    Subject to Gateway determination, complete further studies and undertake public exhibition and community consultation in accordance with the conditions of the Gateway determination; and

 

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

 

Report

 

Site Description and Locality

 

The subject site is located at 40 Ramsay Road, Rossmore, known as Rossmore Grange, and is legally described as Lot 1016 DP 258344. The total area of the subject site is approximately 82 hectares and it is wholly owned by Council. Bound by Ramsay Road to the east, Wianamatta South Creek to the west and rural properties to the north and south, the subject site contains the old Emmetts Farm Homestead, an extensive network of horse trails and access tracks, a horse enclosure/training ring, a small picnic area, and parking area.

 

Figure 1 - Site locality context map (Geocortex)

 

Figure 2 - Aerial Map (Near Map)

 

The eastern portion of the subject site is zoned RE1 – Public Recreation under the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LLEP 2008) with the remainder of the western portion zoned Environment and Recreation under SEPP (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020. The planning proposal only applies to the eastern portion of the site that is subject to LLEP 2008.

 

Background

 

At its ordinary meeting of 27 October 2020, Council resolved:

 

That Council:

 

1.   Endorse Rossmore Grange, Austral (Lot 1016 DP 258344) as the preferred site for the Liverpool Animal Shelter on the basis that it would incur no additional land cost to Council with further detailed studies of the site being required;

 

2.   Direct the Acting Chief Executive Officer to proceed with the process required to amend the plan of management and prepare a planning proposal to amend the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 to permit, with development consent, an “animal boarding or training establishment” on the site, including an appropriate budget allocation for the necessary studies to support the planning proposal;

 

3.   Note that a further report will be submitted to Council regarding the progress of the planning proposal, including the advice of the Liverpool Local Planning Panel and detailed design/costings;

 

4.   Approve the costs associated with establishing a new Animal Shelter on the site to be funded by proceeds of sales from surplus land (which will be considered by Council at the November 2020 meeting). In the instance Council does not resolve to sell surplus land, then the Animal Shelter be funded via a T-Corp loan; and

 

5.   Approve an extension of the interim arrangements with Rossmore Vet for a further period as outlined in this report.

 

This report responds to points 2 and 3 of this resolution.

 

Planning Proposal

 

A planning proposal (Attachment 2) has been drafted in accordance with A guide to preparing planning proposals, as updated and published by DPIE in 2018. The planning proposal has been drafted in consultation with Council’s heritage, property, community planning and environment management teams. The planning proposal involves amending Schedule 1 of the LLEP 2008 to permit with consent the ‘animal boarding or training facility’ use on the subject site.

 

 

 

Liverpool Local Planning Panel

 

The planning proposal was considered by the Liverpool Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 29 March 2021. The LPP in providing their advice (Attachment 3) stated that “the planning proposal does not satisfy either the strategic merit test or the site-specific merit test and therefore does not support the planning proposal proceeding”.

 

A summary of the LPP advice and Council’s responses is provided in Table 1.

 

Table 1 - LPP Advice and Council Staff Response

LPP Advice

Council Staff Response

The Metropolitan and District strategic directions of the wider Western Sydney and area surrounding the aerotropolis include celebrating and enhancing open space and waterways, which are very important aspects of the amenity for residents and workers, underpinning the growing and important role of the region. This favours giving primacy to the recreational role of open space, rather than facilitating uses which compromise their future use and amenity.

Council staff agree with this advice and are committed to ensuring Rossmore Grange primarily is utilised for recreation. However, Council staff note that a future animal shelter would only occupy approximately 2 hectares within the 82 hectare Rossmore Grange site.

Design of the facility will ensure the animal shelter is compatible with the broader site and surrounding area, being of a high-quality design with landscaping and pastoral type elements included.

There is no compelling or obvious strategic case for the proposal, other than the reference to land cost savings compared to other (unknown) sites.

The animal shelter will provide much needed local social infrastructure that serves the broader LGA.

While not an explicit consideration within the strategic planning assessment framework for planning proposals, Rossmore Grange is an existing Council owned asset that will enable the feasible establishment of a Council operated animal shelter without requiring land acqusition.

The proposal is not consistent with the following provisions of the Western City District Plan:

Planning Priority W18 – Delivering high quality open space.

Planning Priority W15 – Increasing urban tree canopy cover and delivering green grid connections

Planning Priority W14 – Protecting and Enhancing bushland and biodiversity.

A future animal shelter on the site is capable of retaining the vast majority of open space on the site. A future proposal will include further landscaping within an area of the site that is covered by invasive grasslands, and careful siting of the animal shelter will ensure impacts to the bushland present on the site are avoided.

More specific details regarding the design and location of a future animal shelter will be determined at the post-Gateway stage.

The PP will alienate land required for the recreational needs of the growing population of the Liverpool local government area and the Western City District.

As stated earlier, the vast majority of Rossmore Grange will remain to fulfill the recreational needs of the population.

The PP is not consistent with the objectives of the RE1 – Public Recreation zone under Liverpool LEP 2008

It is deemed the objective to “provide a range of recreational settings and activities and compatible land uses” would be satisfied by a well-designed and located animal shelter on the subject site.

As stated earlier, a future animal shelter will be located in a vacant portion of the site and the only clearing required will involve invasive grasslands. Additional landscaping will be provided as part of a future design.

It is noted that a number of more appropriate zones allow this use as a permissible use, including RU1, RU2, RU4, IN2, RE2.

Noted.

The Panel is not satisfied that the facility sought to be enabled by the PP cannot be located on any other site in the Liverpool local government area.

Noted. After receiving several alternate options, Council have resolved to select Rossmore Grange as the preferred site.

The Panel is not satisfied, on the information provided, that the site has site specific merit, noting that the PP documentation calls for further reports to establish this.

Noted. A concept plan that determines the design and location of a future animal shelter will be provided at the post-Gateway stage along with further technical studies as discussed within this report.

 

As outlined in Table 1, it is considered that the planning proposal has sufficient strategic and site specific merit to proceed to a Gateway determination.

 

Legal Advice

 

Following the advice of the LPP, legal advice was sought regarding other possible planning pathways to enable the development of an Animal Shelter on the subject site. It was advised that an animal shelter of any substantial size would need to be facilitated by a planning proposal that permits such a land use on the subject site. Therefore, it is recommended that the planning proposal progresses in its current form.

 

Next Steps

 

It is recommended that the planning proposal be forwarded to DPIE for a Gateway determination. The following studies will be required, should a Gateway determination be issued:

·     Heritage studies:

Aboriginal Heritage Assessment;

European Heritage Assessment;

·     A Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) study; and

·     Bushfire report.

 

This is a preliminary identification of possible requirements only. DPIE may condition further studies or plans within a Gateway determination. These studies may uncover characteristics of Rossmore Grange that preclude the feasible development of a future animal shelter. However, given that in-principle support is required at this stage in the plan-making process only, it is considered these studies can be undertaken post a Gateway determination.

 

It is noted that in the Council resolution from 27 October 2020 “that appropriate budget allocation for the necessary studies” and “detailed design/costings” will be provided in a future report to Council. Given the uncertainty around the issuing of a Gateway determination, it is not recommended that costings and detailed designs be provided at this stage. Should a Gateway determination be issued, the level of detail and number of studies/plans required will be known allowing a budget allocation to be made with further certainty.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that the planning proposal has sufficient strategic and site-specific merit to proceed. It is therefore recommended that planning proposal be forwarded to DPIE for a Gateway determination.

 

It is noted that the identification of further studies and plans will be determined at the Gateway stage and appropriate budget allocations will be made at that stage of the process.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

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


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership considerations.

Legislative

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

Risk

The risk is deemed to be Low.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council Resolution - 27 October 2020 (Under separate cover)

2.         Planning Proposal (Under separate cover)

3.         Liverpool Local Planning Panel Advice (Under separate cover)

4.         Liverpool Local Planning Panel Assessment Report (Under separate cover)  


1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 08

Removal of Boarding Houses as a Permissible Use within the R2 Low Density Residential Zone

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

132610.2021

Report By

Murray Wilson - Principal Strategic Planner

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

Between 29 July and 9 September 2020, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) exhibited an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for a proposed new Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing Diversity SEPP). The removal of ‘boarding houses’ as a mandatory permissible use within the R2 Low Density Residential zone was among the changes proposed as part of the Housing Diversity SEPP.

Following the exhibition of the Housing Diversity SEPP EIE, DPIE wrote to Council requesting its position on whether ‘boarding houses’ should be removed from the list of permissible uses in the R2 Low Density Residential zone of the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (LEP).

Council staff have advised DPIE that removing boarding houses as a permitted use from the R2 zone in the Liverpool LEP is supported, based on previous Council resolutions regarding boarding houses.

It is recommended that Council support the removal of ‘boarding houses’ as a permissible use in the R2 Low Density Residential zone within the LEP.

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Supports the removal of ‘boarding houses’ as a permissible land use in the R2 Low Density Residential Zone within the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008; and

 

2.    Writes to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment advising of Council’s decision.

 

REPORT

 

Background

 

Council has had concerns regarding the local amenity impacts of ‘boarding houses’ in residential zones within the Liverpool LGA.

 

At the 28 June 2017 meeting, Council resolved, amongst other things,

 

5.    That Council develop controls relating to Section 30A (relating to the development of boarding houses within the Liverpool Local Government area), into the relevant local planning instruments, to provide certainty to the community, developers and the residents that these developments seek to serve.

 

A draft amendment to the Liverpool Development Control Plan 2008 (LDCP) was subsequently prepared to provide guidance for the assessment of boarding house development applications.

 

On 29 August 2018, Council resolved (Attachment 1) to place the draft controls relating to boarding house development on public exhibition. Council also resolved:

 

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

 

In September 2018, Council officers wrote to the then Planning Minister Hon. Anthony Roberts MP advising of Council’s resolution (Attachment 2). The draft boarding house changes to the LDCP were also publicly exhibited and at the 27 February 2019 meeting, Council adopted these changes and they were subsequently finalised within the LDCP.

 

Proposed Changes to Boarding House Provisions by DPIE

 

Between 29 July and 9 September 2020, DPIE exhibited an Explanation of Intended Effects (EIE) for a proposed new Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing Diversity SEPP).

 

Regarding ‘boarding houses’ the EIE stated: “Some councils and communities consider that boarding houses are fundamentally incompatible with other development in the R2 Low Density Residential zone due to their bulk, scale and nature of use.” The EIE also stated: “In response to ongoing community concern about boarding houses in low density residential zones, it is now proposed that boarding houses will not be mandated within the R2 zone.”

 

 

In September 2020, Council prepared a submission on the EIE for the proposed Housing Diversity SEPP. Council’s submission supported the proposed removal of boarding houses as a mandatory permissible use (as outlined in the EIE) within the R2 Low Density Residential zone. Removing boarding houses as a mandatory use would allow Council to decide whether boarding houses are a permissible use in the LEP. Council officers based this support on Council’s previous resolution of 29 August 2018.

 

In late April 2021, correspondence was received from DPIE requesting Council’s position on whether ‘boarding houses’ should continue to be a permissible use within the R2 low density residential zone. Council can now formally request that DPIE remove the land use term “boarding houses” as a permitted use from the R2 zone within the Liverpool LGA.

 

Conclusion

 

Council has previously resolved to advocate to the Minister of Planning that Councils be permitted to determine whether boarding houses should be permissible in the R2 Low Density Residential zone. Council now has the opportunity to decide whether ‘boarding houses’ should be a permitted use within the R2 Low Density Residential zone.

 

It is recommended that Council support DPIE’s proposal for the removal of ‘boarding houses’ as a permissible land use in the R2 Low Density Residential Zone within the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

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

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Council Resolution - 29 August 2018

2.         Letter To DPIE - September 2018  


1

EGROW 08

Removal of Boarding Houses as a Permissible Use within the R2 Low Density Residential Zone

Attachment 1

Council Resolution - 29 August 2018

 

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1

EGROW 08

Removal of Boarding Houses as a Permissible Use within the R2 Low Density Residential Zone

Attachment 2

Letter To DPIE - September 2018

 

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1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 09

Street Naming Requests - Luddenham and Bringelly

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

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

File Ref

134079.2021

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 two street naming requests in Luddenham and Bringelly.

 

·     Renaming of the original section of The Northern Road through Luddenham, between Elizabeth Drive and the realigned The Northern Road - to be known as Willmington Road.

 

·     Renaming of the original section of The Northern Road between Bringelly Road and Thames Road – to be known as Wentworth Road.

 

There were two other road sections to be renamed as part of The Northern Road upgrade, however these are within Penrith City, and they will be responsible for the naming of those roads.

 

The proposed names have been assessed using Council’s Naming Convention Policy and have been granted pre-approval by the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Supports the renaming of original sections of The Northern Road:

·      through Luddenham as Willmington Road; and

·      between Bringelly Road and Thames Road as Wentworth Road.

 

2.    Forwards the names to the Geographical Names Board (GNB), seeking formal approval;

 

3.    Publicly exhibit the names 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

 

TfNSW is delivering the upgrade of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith in stages.

 

In October 2020, TfNSW called for suggestions from the community for naming some of the sections of The Northern Road which have been bypassed and/or duplicated. TfNSW considered the names suggested by the community on the basis of:

·     The reason for suggesting the name.

·     Local relevance of the name (if any).

·     Whether the name already exists in the suburb.

 

The promotion consisted of:

·     A notification distributed to around 800 residences and businesses in the community on 7 October 2020, inviting suggestions for the road names.

·     An email sent to over 1300 addresses on TfNSW’s database on 7 October 2020.

·     A media release sent to local media.

·     A Facebook post which reached over 50,000 subscribers.

 

Willmington Road, Luddenham

 

A street naming proposal was received in November 2020 from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to rename a duplicated section of The Northern Road. This section of road passes through Luddenham between Elizabeth Drive and the realigned The Northern Road and is proposed to be renamed Willmington Road as shown below.

 

 

A copy of the community notification and media release is included in Attachment 1. TfNSW assessed and nominated the name Willmington Road in remembrance of Artie Willmington who recently died and as the Willmington family has resided in Luddenham since the late 1800s.

 

The proposed name has been assessed using Council’s Naming Convention Policy and the Geographical Names Board has granted pre-approval.

 

Wentworth Road

 

Renaming is required due to the realignment of The Northern Road near Bringelly / Greendale Roads. The proposed name has been assessed using Council’s Naming Convention Policy and the Geographical Names Board has granted pre-approval.

 

 

The proposed name, Wentworth Road was chosen to ensure continuity of the renamed section of the original The Northern Road south of Bringelly Road, in the Camden Local Government Area, which was carried out by Camden Council.

 

Next Steps

 

If supported by Council, the above naming request will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days. If no objections are received, the naming request will be forwarded to the Geographical Names Board for formal approval and gazettal.

 

Council officers will consider all submissions during the public notification period. The following three potential scenarios are likely to arise:

 

·   No objections received - The naming request will be forwarded to the Geographical Names Board for formal approval and gazettal to the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) under the delegation of the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate).

 

Relevant stakeholders including the following will be notified to update their mapping systems - 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.

 

·   Objections from the relevant agencies - Council will not proceed with the naming request. TfNSW will be notified of the outcome. A report to Council will be prepared for the next available meeting outlining the reason for not proceeding.

 

·   Submissions received from the community - If there is strong community objection, or reason to reconsider the proposed name, a report will be prepared for the next available Council meeting recommending withdrawal of the naming request.

 

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 request, TfNSW will be notified in writing outlining the reason for not proceeding.

 

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 neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Legislative

Roads Act 1993.

Risk

The risk is considered to be Low.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Transport for NSW Correspondence (Under separate cover)  


1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Economy and Growth Report

 

EGROW 10

Adoption of Urban Cat Management Plan 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

134216.2021

Report By

Nada Mardini - Manager Community Standards

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

Council considered a report on the draft Urban Cat Management Plan and Action Plan on 16 December 2020 (Attachment 1). Council resolved to endorse the draft Plan for consultation and advice from the Companion Animals Advisory Committee. The Plan was considered by members of the Committee and the feedback received was of a minor nature with no substantial changes. It is therefore recommended that the Urban Cat Management Plan be finalised and adopted by Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council adopt the Urban Cat Management Plan and Action Plan 2021.

 

REPORT

 

On 16 December 2020 Council resolved to:

 

1.    Endorse the draft Urban Cat Management Plan and Action Plan for consultation and advice from the Companion Animals Advisory Committee; and

 

2.    Receive a further report on the adoption of the Urban Cat Management Plan and Action Plan following consultation with the Companion Animals Advisory Committee incorporating any recommended changes.

 

The draft Urban Cat Management Plan was considered by the Companion Animals Advisory Committee.  The feedback received was of a minor nature with no substantial changes. It is recommended that the Urban Cat Management Plan (Attachment 2) be finalised and adopted by Council.

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

A Consolidated Action Plan has been developed for 2021 to implement the key actions in the Plan.  The Action Plan will cost approximately $185,000 annually.

Environment

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


Social

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

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


Civic Leadership

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

Companion Animals Act 1998 and Regulations.

Risk

The risk is deemed to be Low.

The risk is considered within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Draft Urban Cat Management Plan Council Report 16 December 2020 (Under separate cover)

2.         Urban Cat Management Plan 2021 (Under separate cover)  


1

Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

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

090021.2021

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Bono - 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.

 

Impacts from COVID-19 and respective social distancing requirements continue to limit the capacity and eligibility of programs, projects, or events. To ascertain community safety, demonstrate compliance with NSW Health guidelines, and demonstrate evidence of proactive and measurable program governance, all applicants have been requested to provide a COVID-19 safety plan.

 

This report provides funding recommendations totalling $20,000 under the Corporate Sponsorship Program. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

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

 

Applicant

Project

Recommended*

Western Sydney Community Forum

2021 ZEST Community Awards

$10,000

Miracle Babies Foundation

NICU Survival Packs for families of babies born premature or sick

$10,000

 

 

REPORT

 

Corporate Sponsorship

 

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

 

Applicant 

Western Sydney Community Forum

Project 

 2021 ZEST Community Awards

Amount Requested

$10,000

Total Project Cost

$10,000

Location

Millennium Room, ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park

Date

18 June 2021

About the applicant

 

Western Sydney Community Forum is the regional peak body supporting community groups and organisations. The Zest Awards, led by Western Sydney Community Forum, is an annual event that has celebrated 800 outstanding projects and individuals from the community across the past eight years.

 

Description 

The ZEST Awards recognises local heroes and engages and supports local community groups and agencies to share their achievements on a regional and state platform. It highlights the difference that groups make in people's lives; in improving health and wellbeing, socially and economically.

 

Objectives:

 

·     Deliver an annual awards program and ceremony, celebrating and promoting community services sector achievements; and

·     Showcase the work of the community services sector in Liverpool and across South West Sydney.

 

Outcomes:

 

·    Raises the profile of services in Liverpool and promotes a positive image of Greater Western Sydney region; and

·     Acknowledgement of over 70 Liverpool organisations supporting Liverpool residents, including 18 previous award winners from Liverpool-based organisations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

The applicant has provided a COVID Safe Event Checklist in addition to the venue’s COVID Safe Plan, that is in line with NSW Health Guidelines.

Beneficiaries 

·     500 attendees; and

·     Liverpool community organisations and the broader Greater Western Sydney region.

Assessment 

The applicant’s event aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and meets the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program’s funding benefits and outcomes. The event delivers a platform to champion community organisations and highlight the work and services available.

* While there are significant branding and reputational benefits in supporting this event, it is closed to the public and incurs a fee to attend. 

 

Community, cultural, and social benefits 7.7 a); b); and e).

Expected program outcomes 7.7.1 a); c); and e).

 

 

Applicant 

Miracle Babies Foundation

Project 

 NICU Survival Packs for families of babies born premature or sick

Amount Requested

$10,000

Total Project Cost

$11,766

Location

Miracle Babies Foundation Chipping Norton and Liverpool Hospital

Date

15 June 2021

About the applicant

 

Miracle Babies Foundation was established in the Liverpool community in 2005 and provides services and resources to support local families with babies born premature or sick, both within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and in the community.

 

Description 

Utilising volunteers, assemble and deliver 300 NICU Survival Packs to families with premature or sick babies in the NICU at Liverpool Hospital. The packs will include information and tools to assist families connect and increase awareness of available support networks and services.

Objectives:

·     Connect families with a baby born premature or sick with peers who can support them through this journey and provide comfort;

·     Supply information, advice and stories from families who have already travelled through this journey and understand what families are experiencing; and

·     Link the local community to Miracle Babies Foundation's services.

Outcomes:

·     Address stress, postnatal depression and broader mental health concerns associated with families with a baby born premature or sick through networking and peer support resources;

·     Deliver immediate advice, support and perspective from families who have successfully navigated the NICU process through a comprehensive guidebook;

·     Provide families with keepsakes, items and booklets to highlight and document the journey to family recovery; and

·     Provide beneficial branding opportunities for Council through inclusion of Council logo and media promotion.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Miracle Babies Foundation have established COVID-safe practices at their head office in Chipping Norton, with safe distancing maintained between volunteers and staff. All staff and visitors are required to check in via the Service NSW QR system for contact tracing, and temperature checking, appropriate hygiene reminders and Personal Protection Equipment will be made available.

 

Beneficiaries 

·     300 families with premature or sick babies in the NICU at Liverpool Hospital; and

·     5 volunteers for Survival Pack assembly.

Assessment 

The applicant’s event aligns with the Community Strategic Plan Direction 1 Creating Connections and meets the Corporate Sponsorship (Outgoing) Program’s funding benefits and outcomes.

Community, cultural, and social benefits 7.7 a); b); and c).

Expected program outcomes 7.7.1 a); c); d); and e).

 

 

 


 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$100,000

$50,130

$20,000

$30,130

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$102,000

$92,000

Nil

$92,000

MATCHING GRANTS

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$200,000

$185,000

Nil

$185,000

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT GRANTS*

Budget

Balance

Recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$75,000

$59,150

Nil

$59,150

COMBINED FUNDING BALANCE

Combined Budget

Combined Balance

Total recommended funding in this report

Remaining

$477,000

$386,280

$20,000

$366,280

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

Environment

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

Social

Support community organisations and groups to deliver services.

Civic Leadership

Role model to applicants, residents, and general public COVID-19 safe practices and procedures when supporting funding requests.

Legislative

Local Government Act 1993 - s356.

Risk

Risk of supporting these activities is considered low. Applicants have provided information on their compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines published by NSW Health.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.       Grants, Donations and Corporate Sponsorship Policy (Under separate cover) 

 


1

Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Community and Culture Report

 

COM 02

Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants Program 2020/2021

 

Strategic Direction

Creating Connection

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

File Ref

107950.2021

Report By

Mark Westley - Manager Recreation and Community Outcomes

Approved By

Tina Bono - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

Executive Summary

 

At its meeting held on 15 February 2010, Council established the Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants Program to provide sporting grants to the sporting clubs of Liverpool.

 

The total amount of available grant funds for the 2020/2021 financial year is $30,000 with $5,000 of this total targeted at applications that support “disability” sports participation. This report recommends the allocation of sporting grants totalling $30,000 in line with the recommendations of the Liverpool Sports Committee grants assessment panel.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.   Adopts the following recommendations for the allocation of sporting grants funding, as recommended by the Liverpool Sports Committee grants assessment panel:

Club

Project Description

Grant Amount Recommended

Austral City Bears Incorporated

Purchase of playing equipment (Tackle bags, pads and cones)

$5,000.00

Fiji Football Australia Pty Ltd

Purchase of equipment

(kits, marquees)

$5,000.00

Hinchinbrook Hornets JRLFC

Purchase of playing equipment (Tackle bags, tackle rings, speed sleds, speed chute)

$2,570.00

Kemps Creek United Soccer Club

Costs associated with the start-up of a Walking Football Program

$5,000.00

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc

Purchase and installation of VEO Sports Cameras to aid coaching and high-performance feedback

$ 2,430.00

Liverpool District Touch Association

Purchase of playing equipment and volunteer training

(balls, kits, training courses)

$5,000.00

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

Purchase of playing equipment

(cones, training singlets, coach white boards, helmets)

$5,000.00

 

REPORT

 

A total of $30,000 has been allocated within Council’s 2020/2021 budget for distribution to sporting clubs through the Liverpool City Council Sporting Grants program. The maximum grant per applicant is limited to $5,000.

 

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

·     Clubs must be located in Liverpool Local Government Area and provide activities for Liverpool residents;

·     Grants must be spent within 12 months of receiving funds;

·     Proof of costs must be provided;

·     Applications must be received before the closing date;

·     Applications must be signed by Club Office Bearers;

·     Clubs must not have received funding under the previous year’s grants program;

·     Projects must meet Council’s construction and safety standards; and

·     Projects must address one of the following six categories:

 

1)    Sports Development - e.g. Coaching clinics, sports camps, training, and development;

2)    Ground Development - e.g. Minor capital improvements;

3)    Maintenance Equipment - e.g. Line marking and ground maintenance equipment;

4)    Sporting Equipment – e.g. Kits, bags, balls etc., first aid and safety equipment; (Note:  equipment must remain the property of the club to be eligible)

5)    Education – e.g. First aid training, coaching education programs, safe play; and

6)    Club diversity – e.g. Introduction of additional sports, expansion of club to include greater community involvement.

 

In this year’s program Council received 16 applications from 11 sporting organisations requesting a total of $59,990 (inclusive of GST) in grants assistance. 

 

Applications were assessed by a panel of three sporting delegates from the Liverpool Sports Committee and Council’s Recreation Officer. The following allocation of grants were recommended by the panel:

 

Club

Project Description

Grant Amount Recommended

Austral City Bears Incorporated

Purchase of playing equipment (Tackle bags, pads and cones)

$5,000.00

Fiji Football Australia Pty Ltd

Purchase of equipment

(kits, socks, marquees)

 

$5,000.00

Hinchinbrook Hornets JRLFC

Purchase of playing equipment (Tackle bags, tackle rings, speed sleds, speed chute)

$2,570.00

Southern Districts Soccer Football Association Inc

Purchase and installation of VEO Sports Cameras to aid coaching and high-performance feedback

$ 2,430.00

Liverpool District Touch Association

Purchase of playing equipment and volunteer training

(balls, kits, training courses)

$5,000.00

Moorebank Liverpool District Hockey Club

Purchase of playing equipment

(cones, training singlets, coach white boards, helmets)

$5,000.00

 

The details of the six applications that were not recommended for funding by the assessment panel are as follows:

 

Club

Project Description

Requested Grant Amount

Panel Assessment

Liverpool City Archers

Purchase of line marking equipment

$3,170.00

This application has been withdrawn by the club.

Liverpool City Robins Sports Club Inc

Servicing of ride on lawn mower.

$1,500.00

This club received funding from the 2019/2020 grants program and are therefore not eligible.

Liverpool City Robins Sports Club Inc

Purchase of Sporting equipment

$4,000.00

This club received funding from the 2019/2020 grants program and are therefore not eligible.

Liverpool City Robins Sports Club Inc

Skill Development training for junior players

$2,000.00

This club received funding from the 2019/2020 grants program and are therefore not eligible.

Mounties

Education, first aid and coaching programs.

$2,820.00

The supporting information provided with this application was assessed as not being adequate and as a result was given a lower funding priority.

NSW Karate Federation Inc.

Purchase of Sporting equipment (new mats etc.)

$5,000.00

The selection panel spent some time discussing if NSW Karate Federation Inc was eligible for this grant given they are not a ‘Sporting Club’ or an Association. The panel assessed that they were eligible however the requested funding was given a lower priority due to other strong applications.

Liverpool District Touch Association

Volunteer education programs

$2,500.00

Liverpool Touch submitted 2 applications.  $3,500 for playing equipment and $2,500 for Volunteer education programs. The $5,000 recommended by the panel includes $1,500 for volunteer education programs.

Kemps Creek United Soccer Club

Uniforms & Equipment purchase

$5,000.00

Unsuccessful due to allocation of $5,000 under the “disability” category of this grants program.

 

Two applications were received under the disability category of the grants program. The following application is recommended by the assessment panel for funding:

 

Club

Project Description

Requested Grant Amount

Kemps Creek United Soccer Club

Costs associated with the startup of a Walking Football Program

$5,000.00

 

The following application made under the disability category of the grants program was withdrawn by the club:

 

Club

Project Description

Requested Grant Amount

Panel Assessment

Liverpool City Archers

Development Program for Defense Force Veterans and paraplegics

$5,000.00

This application has been withdrawn by the club.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Funding of $30,000 has been allocated within the 2020/2021 operation plan to fund the Liverpool Sporting Grants Program.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


1

Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

City Corporate Report

 

CORP 01

Budget Review - March 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Meet the challenges of Liverpool’s growing population

File Ref

133621.2021

Report By

Earl Paradeza - Senior Management Accountant

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Executive Summary

 

In July 2020 Council adopted its 2020/21 operating budget with projected revenue of $295.8m and expenditure of $205.1m. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, Council budgeted for an operating deficit of $5.691m.

 

For the two quarters 31 December 2020, Council approved adjustments through resolutions and the budget review process, resulting in a revised revenue target of $297.9m and expenditure of $210.9m. This translated to a net operating deficit before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes of $9.5m.

 

The review of Council’s budget at 31 March 2021 identified further adjustments and if approved the proposed budget changes will have minimal impact and the projected result will remain at $9.5m net operating deficit before grants and contributions for capital purposes for 2020/21 (Ref attachment 1 – Note D).

 

The Quarter 3 budget review for 2020/21 has resulted in a $5.7m overall decrease in Council’s capital expenditure program (Ref attachment 1 – Note E).

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approves the identified budget variations in accordance with this report.

 

REport

 

Legislative Requirements

Clause 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires the Responsible Accounting Officer to provide a quarterly budget review not later than two months after each quarter's end. This report provides an overview of the results on the financial review for the quarter ended 31 March 2021.

 

Commentary

 

Operating Budget

 

In July 2020, Council adopted its 2020/21 operating budget with projected revenue of $295.8m and expenditure of $205.1m. In terms of the net operating result before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes, the Council budgeted for an operating deficit of $5.691m.

 

For the two quarters to 31 December 2020, Council approved adjustments through resolutions and the budget review process, resulting in a revised revenue target of $297.9m and expenditure of $210.9m. This translated to a net operating deficit before grants and contributions provided for capital purposes of $9.5m.

 

A comprehensive budget review conducted at 31 March 2021 has resulted in further budget adjustments, as detailed in Attachment 2. As part of the Budget Review, managers have conducted a review of their programs with a view to providing a revised forecast for the financial year ending 30 June 2021. Managers take into consideration events that have occurred to date and/or information that has become available since the adoption of the original budget and the impact of which provides the basis for the budget adjustments.

 

The review has resulted in $3.3m (Ref attachment 1 – Note A) decrease in total revenue mainly attributable to the following:

·     - $4.9m deferment of works for RMN6 / RMN7 Main Neighbourhood Edmondson Park;

·     - $1.2m lower than expected s711 Developer Contributions;

·     - $1.0m lower than anticipated interest earnings on investment holdings;

·     + $1.0m Federal stimulus under Road Safety Program to upgrade existing marked crossings;

·     + $0.7m additional revenue from increase number of development applications;

·     + $0.7m additional revenue from health inspections and engineering compliance fees;

·     + $0.5m Developer’s works-in-kind dedication of land in Austral;

·     + $0.3m additional revenue from environmental compliance levy;

·     + $0.2m milestone payments fro Liverpool Urban Forest Strategy;

·     + $0.2m supplementary revenue from Sydney Water for additional road repair; and

·     + $0.1m grant from the Office fo Australian War Graves.

 

Total expenditure is projected to increase by net $1.1m (Ref attachment 1 – Note B), mainly comprising:

·     + $300k additional funds required for urgent road repair works;

·     + $200k cost of road repair funded from Sydney Water contribution;

·     + $200k preparation of draft structure plan, planning proposal, contribution plans and traffic report for Warwick Farm Precinct;

·     + $100k additional funds required to clear channels and creeks in newly released and existing areas;

·     + $100k external assessments of Council’s own development applications; and

·     + $100k design and documentation of Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park.

 

The proposed budget changes will have minimal impact and the projected operating deficit before grants and contributions for capital purposes will remain at $9.5m (Ref attachment 1 – Note D).

 

Capital Budget

 

In July 2020, Council approved its $148.3m capital works program for 2020/21. Council subsequently approved carry over of projects valued $23.4m that were planned but not completed in 2019/20.

 

For the two quarters to 31 December 2020, capital expenditure program was increased by $9.9m.

 

The third quarter budget review has resulted in $5.7m decrease to Council’s capital expenditure program (Ref attachment 1 – Note E). The budget adjustments include the following:

·     - $3.0m delay in completion of RMN6-Main Neighbourhood-Edmondson Park

·     - $2.3m delay in completion of Drainage Lands RC1-East Leppington

·     - $1.9m delay in completion of RMN7-Main Neighbourhood-Edmondson Park

·     + $1.0m upgrades to various existing crossings funded from Federal stimulus under the Road Safety Program

·     + $0.5m Developer’s dedication of land at Austral

 

At 31 March 2021, Council has a capital expenditure program of $152.5m as detailed in Attachment 3.

 

The YTD capital expenditure to 31 March 2021 was $84.8m.

 


 

The Table 1 below provides summary of the budget results:

 

 

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

 

Attachment 1 - Quarter 3 Budget Review Summary (QBRS): This report presents a summary of Council's budgeted financial position at end of the quarter. The key indicators include:

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

2.   Changes following Quarter 3 budget review

3.   The proposed revised budget for 2020/21 financial year

 

Attachment 2 – This report provides details of operating budget adjustments

 

Attachment 3 – This report provides details of capital budget adjustments

 

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

 

Attachment 6 - Cash and Investments Statement: Providing a reconciliation of restricted and unrestricted funds to the level of Cash and Investments held as at 31 March 2021

 


 

Attachment 8 - Consultancy and Legal Expenses

 

Attachment 9 - Contracts and Other Expenses

 

Attachment 10 - City Development Fund and Environment Levy

 

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

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

The revised budget net operating result before Grants and Contributions following Quarter 3 Budget Review and Council resolutions to 31 March 2021 will be a deficit of $9.555m.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

Risk

Clause 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires the Responsible Accounting Officer to provide a quarterly budget review not later than two months after each quarter's end. Breach of legislation if not done.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         QBRS - Consolidated Financial Results

2.         Operating Budget Adjustments

3.         Capital Budget Adjustments

4.         Grant Status Report - Applications

5.         Grant Status Report - Received

6.         Cash & Investment Report

7.         Key Performance Indicators

8.         Consultancy & Legal Expenses Budget Review Statement

9.         Contracts & Other Expenses Statements

10.       City Development Fund & Environmental Levy Reserves     


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Budget Review - March 2021

Attachment 1

QBRS - Consolidated Financial Results

 

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Operating Budget Adjustments

 

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Capital Budget Adjustments

 

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Grant Status Report - Applications

 

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Grant Status Report - Received

 

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Attachment 6

Cash & Investment Report

 

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Key Performance Indicators

 

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Attachment 8

Consultancy & Legal Expenses Budget Review Statement

 

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Attachment 9

Contracts & Other Expenses Statements

 

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Attachment 10

City Development Fund & Environmental Levy Reserves

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

City Corporate Report

 

CORP 02

Investment Report April 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Seek efficient and innovative methods to manage our resources

File Ref

137239.2021

Report By

Chi Nguyen - Accountant - Investments & Treasury Management

Approved By

Vishwa Nadan - Chief Financial Officer

 

Executive Summary

 

This report details Council’s investment portfolio and its performance for the month ended 30th April 2021:

·     Council held investments with a market value of $300 million.

·     The economic environment globally, including Australia, suffered significantly from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The market value of Council’s investment in Floating Rate Notes (FRN) has since improved;

·     RBA has decided to lower the cash rate to 0.10% with an indication to keep it at this level for next three years. This will have significant impact on Council’s interest earnings;

·     The portfolio yield was 121 basis points above the AusBond Bank Bill index;

 

AusBond Bank Bill Index (BBI)

Benchmark

0.07%

Portfolio yield

1.28%

Performance above benchmarks

1.21%

 

·      Return on investment was $2.1m lower than the original budget. This does not take into account $1.1m capital gain on FRN’s;

·      Council’s investment advisor, Amicus Advisory, has completed its review of Emerald Mortgage Backed Securities and recommends Council continue to hold its investments in the “Class A” and both “Class C” securities given current poor market pricing. MBS Securities are now not rated;

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

·      Council’s portfolio also fully complied with limits set out in its current Investment Policy; and

·      Council is committed to NSW TCorp’s balanced investment framework and held 18.95% of its portfolio in ADI’s rated BBB and below.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes this report.

 

REPORT

 

Clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the Responsible Accounting Officer must provide Council with a written report setting out details of all money that Council has invested under section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Council’s Portfolio

 

At 30th April 2021, Council held investments with a market value of $300 million. Council’s investment register detailing all its investments is provided as an attachment to this report. In summary, Council’s portfolio consisted of investments in:

 

 

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

 

Asset Class

Apr-21

Jun-20

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

101.35%

100.75%

MBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities)

75.83%

62.11%

T-Corp Unit Trusts

103.14%

102.81%

 

 

 

 

 

*Definition of terms

·      Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) - security issued with the same characteristics as a Term Deposit however it can be sold back (transferred) into the market prior to maturity. A floating TCD pays a coupon linked to a variable benchmark (90 days BBSW).

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

·    Floating Rate Note (FRN) - returns an aggregate of a fixed margin and a variable benchmark (usually BBSW).

 

The economic environment globally, including Australia, suffered significantly from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The market value of Council’s investment in FRN’s has since improved. Council has sufficient funds in its current account and has no plans at this stage to sell off any of its FRN’s to meet its short-term cashflow requirements.

 

Council is fully compliant with the requirements of the Ministerial Investment Order including the grandfathering provisions. The grandfathering provisions state that Council may continue to hold to maturity, redeem or sell investments that comply with previous Ministerial Investment Orders. Any new investments must comply with the most recent Order. Council continues to closely monitor the investments in its portfolio to ensure continued compliance and minimal exposure to risk.

 

Council is committed to NSW TCorp’s balanced investment framework and held 18.95% of its portfolio in ADI’s rated BBB and below.

 

Emerald – Mortgaged Backed Securities

 

Council’s new investment advisor, Amicus Advisory, was asked on appointment to review Council’s investments in “grandfathered” mortgage backed securities. Amicus has completed its review and recommends Council continue to hold its investments in the “Class A” and both “Class C” securities given current poor market pricing. Notwithstanding this recommendation, Amicus has assessed that both “Class C” securities are likely to eventually default. However, Council will continue to receive interest up until default which is likely to be many years away. Fitch Rating Agency has decided to withdraw its rating on mortgage backed securities and as a result, Council investments in these securities are now classed non-rated.


 

Portfolio Maturity Profile

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Portfolio Credit Framework compliance to Investment Policy

 

 

 

Portfolio performance against relevant market benchmark.

 

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

 

The portfolio yield to 30th April 2021 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 121 basis points (1.28% against 0.07%)

 

Council portfolio continues to perform at above benchmark rates despite ongoing margin contraction and significantly lower market term deposit yields. Comparative yields for the previous months are charted below:

 

 

 

Performance of Portfolio Returns against Budget

 

Council’s investment income for April 2021 is lower than the original budget by $2.1m. This does not take into account $1.1m capital gain on FRN’s.

 

 

Investment Portfolio at a Glance

 

 

Portfolio Performance

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The portfolio yield to 30th April 2021 exceeded the AusBond Bank Bill index by 121 basis points (1.28% against 0.07%).

Annual Income vs. Budget

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Council’s investment interest income is lower than the original budget by $2.1m as at 30th April 2021 and will be closely monitored.

 

Investment Policy Compliance

 

Legislative Requirements

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Fully Compliant

Portfolio Credit Rating Limit

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Fully Compliant

Institutional Exposure Limits

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Fully Compliant

Overall Portfolio Credit Limits

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Fully Compliant

Term to Maturity Limits

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Fully Compliant

 

 

Economic Outlook – Reserve Bank of Australia

 

The Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate on hold at 0.10 per cent in its meeting on 4th May 2021.The current 0.10 per cent cash rate is at an historically low level and impacts returns on investment.

 

Certificate of Responsible Accounting Officer

 

The Chief Financial Officer, as Responsible Accounting Officer, certifies that the investments listed in the attached report have been made in accordance with section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, clause 212 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Council’s Investment Policy at the time of their placement. The previous investments are covered by the grandfathering clauses of the current investment guidelines issued by the Minister for Local Government.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

Council’s investment interest income is lower than the original budget by $2.1m as at 30th April 2021 and will be closely monitored.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

There are no social and cultural considerations.


Civic Leadership

There are no civic leadership and governance considerations.

Legislative

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

Risk

The capital value and return on investment is subject to market risks. Investment limits prescribed in Council’s policy framework is aimed to mitigate these risks.

Market interest is expected to stay at its lowest rate for a long period and will continue to put pressure on Council’s budget.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Investment Report April 2021  


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CORP 02

Investment Report April 2021

Attachment 1

Investment Report April 2021

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 01

Minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

103198.2021

Report By

Nada Mardini - Manager Community Standards

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled to present the minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021.

 

REPORT

 

The minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The minutes contain the following Committee recommendation:

 

·    That Council write to the NSW Premier, State and Federal MPs, local Councils, and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) in relation to the required changes to state legislation for managing stray cats.

 

Under the Companion Animals Act, cats are permitted to roam. Council has written on many occasions to the NSW Government recommending changes to the Act to limit roaming cats. Given recent communications from the Office of Local Government (OLG), and Council’s response, it is recommended that no further representations be made until this matter is further discussed with the Office of Local Government.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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


Civic Leadership

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee Meeting


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CTTE 01

Minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 March 2021

Attachment 1

Minutes of the Companion Animals Advisory Committee Meeting

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 02

Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held Tuesday 13 April 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Encourage community participation in decision-making

File Ref

124312.2021

Report By

Galavizh Ahmadi Nia - Manager Community Development and Planning

Approved By

Tina Bono - Acting Director City Community and Culture

 

Executive Summary8

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council held on Tuesday 13 April 2021 are attached for the information of Council.

 

    

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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


Civic Leadership

Facilitate the development of community leaders.

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes Liverpool Youth Council 13 April 2021  


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Minutes of the Liverpool Youth Council Meeting held Tuesday 13 April 2021

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Minutes Liverpool Youth Council 13 April 2021

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 03

Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Generating Opportunity

Create an attractive environment for investment

File Ref

134301.2021

Report By

Susana Freitas - Tourism Development Officer

Approved By

David Smith - Acting Director City Economy and Growth

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled to present the minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:

 

1.    Receives and notes the minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021; and

 

2.    Endorse the recommendations in the minutes.

REPORT

 

The minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The minutes contain the following actions or Committee recommendations:

·      Investigate if parking costs can be waived for the area around Macquarie Mall to help activation;

·      Investigate engaging certain community groups, athletic activities and clubs to utilise the Macquarie Mall Space;

·      Distribute business plans for Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to the Committee;

·      Investigate and provide an update on the NSW Health Regulations for events and the per square metre rule.

 

None of the actions contained in the minutes will have a financial impact on Council at this stage as they only require staff to undertake investigations.

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

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

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

Facilitate economic development.

Facilitate the development of new tourism based on local attractions.

Environment

There are no environmental and sustainability considerations.


Social

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

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

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

Deliver high quality services for children and their families.


Civic Leadership

Foster neighbourhood pride and a sense of responsibility.

Deliver services that are customer focused.

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

Risk

There is no risk associated with this report.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021  


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Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021

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Minutes of the Tourism and CBD Committee meeting held on 27 April 2021

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Committee Reports

 

CTTE 04

Minutes of Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

135511.2021

Report By

George Georgakis - Manager Council and Executive Services

Approved By

George Hampouris - Acting Director City Corporate

 

Executive Summary

 

This report is tabled in order to present the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receives and notes the Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021.

 

REPORT

 

The Minutes of the Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021 are attached for the information of Council.

 

The minutes contain the following actions:

 

Council staff to provide information to Councillors on:

·     A list of Council sporting fields and community facilities and their usage;

·     Further details on the Increasing Resilience to Climate Change project;

·     The leads and job creation opportunities missed;

·     Benchmarking statistics with surrounding Councils on DA approval times;

·     How many jobs the warehouse and distribution centre at 5 Melito Court will provide; and

·     Figures on how many warehousing and distribution centres are in the Liverpool LGA.

 

None of the actions contained in the minutes will have a financial impact on Council.

         

CONSIDERATIONS

 

Economic

There are no economic and financial considerations.

Environment

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

Support the delivery of a range of transport options.


Social

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

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

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

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


Civic Leadership

Encourage the community to engage in Council initiatives and actions.

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

Deliver services that are customer focused.

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

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

Legislative

There are no legislative considerations relating to this report.

Risk

The risk is deemed to be low and is considered to be within Council’s risk appetite.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.         Minutes of Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021  


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Minutes of Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021

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Minutes of Strategic Panel Meeting held on 12 April 2021

 

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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 01

Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Mice

 

Strategic Direction

Leading through Collaboration

Strive for best practice in all Council processes

File Ref

120405.2021

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Background

After drought, bushfires, COVID and floods, rural Australia is now being severely impacted by a mouse plague. There have also been recent reports of mice in Liverpool's own rural and new release areas.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    Has Council received any recent complaints about mouse infestations?

 

Council has not received any complaints about mouse infestations within the LGA. Council receives the occasional complaint regarding reports of rodents associated with overgrown properties. In these cases, Council may undertake enforcement action, where justifiable.

 

2.    Does Council have any jurisdiction in controlling mouse populations? If not, who does?

 

Council does not have jurisdiction in controlling mouse populations. While there are no obligations for landholders to control mice, Local Land Services, a State Government Agency, can provide advice to landholders to assist them in managing mice numbers on their property.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil


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Ordinary Meeting

26 May 2021

Questions with Notice

 

QWN 02

Question with Notice - Clr Hagarty - Towards Zero

 

Strategic Direction

Strengthening and Protecting our Environment

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

File Ref

120410.2021

 

QUESTION WITH NOTICE

 

Background


Each year over a thousand people die on Australian roads. Thankfully, these figures have decreased significantly over recent decades.

 

The NSW Government's "Toward Zero" initiative urges all of us to do everything in our power to push the number of deaths on NSW roads towards zero.

 

We absolutely must try new approaches to ensure road deaths continue to trend down. Any number higher than zero is unacceptable.

 

However, if an approach is poorly implemented or not working, it must be reassessed and potentially stopped.

 

Please address the following:

 

1.    When does the Transport for NSW's 30kmh trial in the Liverpool CBD finish?

 

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has advised that the 30km/h zone in the Liverpool CBD precinct is a ‘pilot’ change to the speed limit rather than a trial with an end date. The 30km/h zone was implemented on 17 July 2020, with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) planning to complete an evaluation after twelve months, being in July this year.

 

TfNSW has advised that the intention of the evaluation is to inform future improvements to the Liverpool CBD 30km/h area, and other 30km/h areas, rather than deciding whether the 30km/h area will stay in place or be removed. 

 

2.    Who decides whether to continue or finish the trial?

 

Transport for NSW is responsible for speed management on NSW roads. As advised above, TfNSW will complete the evaluation after twelve months, being in July this year. TfNSW has advised that the intention of the evaluation is to inform future improvements to the Liverpool CBD 30km/h area and other 30km/h areas rather than deciding whether the 30km/h area will stay in place or be removed.

 

3.    What input does Council have into the future of the trial?

 

TfNSW has advised that it is happy to work with Council on the 30km/h zone in Liverpool, including the provision of any changes to traffic calming within the area to reinforce the lower speed limits and intends to engage with Council as part of the evaluation.

 

4.    What input do local residents and businesses have into the future of the trial?

 

Residents and businesses can continue to contact Transport for NSW through the online feedback form to submit an enquiry. The online feedback form can be found through the following link: https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/feedback-form.html.

 

5.    How much revenue has the State Government raised from the speed camera on Bigge Street since the trial commenced?

 

TfNSW advised that the fixed speed camera on Bigge Street between Campbell Street and Elizabeth Street has been in warning mode since the lower speed zones of 30km/h were introduced on 17 July 2020. Warning letters have been sent to speeding motorists to encourage them to change their driving behaviour. However. motorists who exceeded the 30km/h speed limit by more than 30km/h were subject to penalties.

 

TfNSW has advised that the amount of revenue raised would need to be requested from Revenue NSW. Council has requested this information, and if received, will be included in a future CEO update.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Nil