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SUPPLEMENTARY

BUSINESS PAPER

Additional Item as at 7 December 2011

 

Planning Meeting

 

Wednesday,† 7 December, 2011

at 6.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hornsby Shire Council†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table of Contents

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUPPLEMENTARY ITEMS†† ††††††††

Item 1†††† MM17/11 Termination of Lease - Hornsby & District Branch of the Country Women's Association of NSW

 

Item 2†††† MM18/11 Brooklyn Sewage Treatment Plant ††††††

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM17/11

Date of Meeting: 7/12/2011

 

1††††††† TERMINATION OF LEASE - HORNSBY & DISTRICT BRANCH OF THE COUNTRY WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF NSW†††

 

 

At its Ordinary meeting on 20 July 2011, Council considered Executive Managerís Report No. WK39/11, and resolved inter alia, that:

 

2.†††††† The current Licence with the Country Womenís Association (CWA) be terminated as at 1 March 2012Ö

 

6.†††††† Councilís Community Services Branch work with the CWA to find temporary accommodation arrangements for the CWA in Councilís existing community facilities in the period 1 March 2012 and the opening of the new Hornsby Aquatic Centre.

 

In accordance with Councilís resolution, Council officers worked with the CWA to find temporary accommodation arrangements for it in Councilís existing community facilities.†

 

Following numerous discussions with the CWA and canvassing several options, the CWA has today written to Council advising that at its Emergency Meeting this morning, the Association has resolved to move to an independent (of Council) meeting space for the duration of the building of the Aquatic Centre.†

 

The CWA has issued a press release to advise the community of its position and has telephoned the General Manager confirming its written advice.† The CWA has also confirmed that it will vacate the community building that it currently resides in, on 1 March 2012.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.††††† Council notes the advice from the Hornsby & District Branch of the Country Womenís Association of NSW (CWA) that it will vacate the community building in Hornsby Park on 1 March 2012.

 

2.††††† Council writes to the CWA acknowledging the Associationís position and commits to continuing to work with the Association during the interim period before the completion of the new Hornsby Aquatic Centre complex.

 

3.††††† Council reaffirms its commitment to offering the CWA the use of a facility within the new Hornsby Aquatic Centre complex upon its completion.

 

 

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NICK BERMAN

Mayor

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 

File Reference:†††††††††† F2004/09431

Document Number:†† D01820234

 


 

Mayoral Minute No. MM18/11

Date of Meeting: 7/12/2011

 

2††††††† BROOKLYN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT†††

 

 

In response to recent media articles concerning the Brooklyn Sewage Treatment Plant I propose the following recommendation.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

THAT:

 

1.††††† A letter be sent to the Minister responsible for Sydney Water, The Hon. Greg Pearce MP seeking confirmation of the Governmentís commitment to providing sewage treatment systems of the highest standards of treatment and discharge controls that protect the natural environment; and that the NSW Government remains committed to providing such high quality sewage systems for the residents of the Galston and Cowan areas in the 2013/14 financial year.

 

2.††††† A letter be sent to the Minister for the Environment, The Hon. Robyn Parker MP seeking her assurances that no decision is made in relation to Sydney Waterís proposal to increase nutrient discharges into the Hawkesbury River estuary until all relevant information has been released for public scrutiny.

 

3.††††† A letter be written to Members of the Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament seeking that they convene a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Brooklyn Sewage Treatment Project to ascertain how a plant built so recently and at significant public expense after a prolonged planning period, can so demonstrably fail to meet the expectations of the community and the environmentís needs within months of it commencing operation.

 

4.††††† A report be submitted to Council outlining how monitoring tests on discharges from the Brooklyn Sewage Treatment Plant can be undertaken to ascertain if effluent being discharged from the plant meets its licensing requirements.

 

 

 

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NICK BERMAN

Mayor

 

 

Attachments:

There are no attachments for this report.

 

File Reference:†††††††††† F2004/08681-02

Document Number:†† D01820243††† †