Councillors Berman (Chairman), Browne, Evans, Hutchence, Martin, McMurdo, Mills, Russell and Smart
NOTE:†††††† Councillor Browne arrived at the Meeting at 6.55pm during discussion of Item 1.† He was not present for Apologies/Leave of Absence or Declarations of Interest.
Rev. Dan Henby of St Peterís Anglican Church, Hornsby opened the meeting in prayer.
Acknowledgement of RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY
Statement by the Chairman:
"We recognise our Shire's rich cultural and religious diversity and we acknowledge and pay respect to the beliefs of all members of our community, regardless of creed or faith."
Statement by the Chairman:†
"We recognise the traditional inhabitants of the land we are meeting on tonight, the Darug and Guringai Aboriginal people, and respect is paid to their elders and their heritage."
AUDIO RECORDING OF COUNCIL MEETING
Statement by the Chairman:
"I advise all present that tonight's meeting is being audio recorded for the purposes of providing a record of public comment at the meeting, supporting the democratic process, broadening knowledge and participation in community affairs, and demonstrating Councilís commitment to openness and accountability.† The recordings will be made available on Councilís website once the Minutes have been finalised. All speakers are requested to ensure their comments are relevant to the issue at hand and to refrain from making personal comments or criticisms."
APOLOGIES / leave of absence
RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR EVANS, seconded by COUNCILLOR MCMURDO,
THAT the apology and request for leave of absence from Councillor Chopra in respect of an inability to attend the Workshop Meeting on 27 April 2011 be accepted and leave of absence be granted.
FOR: ††††††††††††† Councillors Berman, Evans, Hutchence, Martin, McMurdo, Mills, Russell and Smart
declarations of interest
COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE tabled a petition supported by approximately 1000 residents for the immediate replacement of Hornsby Aquatic Centre with a 50 metre outdoor pool.
Notices of Motion
ITEMS PASSED BY EXCEPTION / CALL FOR SPEAKERS ON AGENDA ITEMS
No Items were passed by exception.
NOTE:†††††† Persons wishing to address Council on matters which were on the Agenda were permitted to speak, prior to the item being discussed, and their names are recorded in the Minutes in respect of that particular item.
General Manager's Division
Corporate and Community Division
NOTE:††††††† Mr John Dengate, Consultant of Twyfords, Mr Rob Rajca, Manager Design and Construction and Mr Scott Hewitt, Manager Aquatic and Recreational Facilities made a presentation in respect of this item.
Mr Derek Osborne, of Hornsby Heights, addressed Council regarding this item.
Mrs Helen Hajduk, of Mount Colah, addressed Council regarding this item.
Ms Kim Mullins, on behalf of Community Voice, addressed Council regarding this item.
Ms Leonie Kemp, of Hornsby Heights, addressed Council regarding this item.
Mrs Elizabeth Roberts, of Wahroonga, addressed Council regarding this item.
RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Smart, seconded by COUNCILLOR Hutchence,
1.††††† (a)††††† Council receive the Community Consultation Report by Twyfords.†
†††††††† (b)††††† Representatives of the deliberative forum process be provided with the opportunity to complete their recommendations, to be received by Council no later than Friday 6 May 2011, and their recommendations and Councilís responses be reported to the 15 June 2011 Ordinary Meeting.
2.††††† (a)††††† The project cost be confirmed at $20 million.† This figure is to be reviewed again at the 20 July 2011 Ordinary Meeting after Council is aware of the results of its rate variation application.†
†††††††† (b)†††† Approaches be made to the current State Government to secure additional funding either by way of grant funding or their announced interest free loan program.†
†††††††† (c)††††† Approaches also be made to the Federal Government for any additional funding they may be able to provide.
††††††††† (d)†††† The review at the 20 July 2011 Ordinary Meeting is to also include additional information to address the issues raised in the deliberative forum, namely the traffic implications and for ingress and egress from the site including costings, and for the issues raised in relation to the public toilets and the Country Womenís Association (CWA) building situated in Hornsby Park.
3.††††† The design include the provision of a 50 metre outdoor pool, with indoor learn to swim and leisure pools.
4.††††† Parking for a minimum of 100 vehicles be provided.
5.††††† Provision be made in the design for additional water based activities to be provided.
6.††††† Council progress the design to development application stage, incorporating the principles outlined in Executive Managerís Report No. WK26/11 and the concept plan at Attachment 3 to this Report to form the basis of a detailed design.† This is to be subject to a committee of three Councillors (i.e. one from each ward) being appointed to work with the design team.
7.††††† The revised project timeline dated April 2011, attached to Executive Managerís Report No. WK26/11 be endorsed.
PUBLIC FORUM Ė NON AGENDA ITEMS
QUESTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAVE BEEN GIVEN
QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
THE MEETING terminated at 8.31pm.
These Minutes were confirmed at the meeting held on Wednesday, 18 May 2011, at which meeting the signature hereunder was subscribed.