MINUTES OF General Meeting

 

Held at Council Chambers, HORNSBY

on Wednesday,† 15 May, 2013

at 6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 


PRESENT

Councillors Russell (Chairman), Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Singh and Tilbury.

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM

OPENING PRAYER

Reverend Ian Millican from St Markís Anglican Church, Berowra 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."

 

ABORIGINAL RECOGNITION

Statement by the Chairman:

 

"We acknowledge we are on the traditional lands of the Darug and Guringai Peoples.† We pay our respects to elders past and present."

 

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

Nil

 

political donations disclosure

Statement by the Chairman:

 

ďIn accordance with Section 147 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, any person or organisation who has made a relevant planning application or a submission in respect of a relevant planning application which is on tonightís agenda, and who has made a reportable political donation or gift to a Councillor or employee of the Council, must make a Political Donations Disclosure Statement.

 

If a Councillor or employee has received a reportable political donation or gift from a person or organisation who has made a relevant planning application or a submission in respect of a relevant planning application which is on tonightís agenda, they must declare a non-pecuniary conflict of interests to the meeting, disclose the nature of the interest and manage the conflict of interests in accordance with Councilís Code of Conduct.Ē

 

presentations

Nil

 

declarations of interest

Nil

 

confirmation of minutes

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Singh,

 

THAT the Minutes of the General Meeting held on Wednesday 17 April 2013 be confirmed, a copy having been distributed to all Councillors.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

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RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Singh,

 

THAT the Minutes of the Workshop Meeting held on 1 May 2013 be confirmed, a copy having been distributed to all Councillors.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

__________________________

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Singh,

 

THAT the Minutes of the Confidential Committee of the Whole held on 1 May 2013 be confirmed, a copy having been distributed to all Councillors.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

petitionS

COUNCILLOR RUSSELL tabled a petition with approximately 170 signatures from residents of the Westleigh/Thornleigh area in relation to the installation of shaded covered seating at the Westleigh Tennis Courts in Ruddock Park.

 

Rescission Motions

Nil

 

ITEMS PASSED BY EXCEPTION / CALL FOR SPEAKERS ON AGENDA ITEMS

THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED his intention to deal with the balance of the Business Paper by the exception method and announced the items.

Items 7, 8, 11, 14, 17, 21, 22 and 23 were withdrawn for discussion.

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT the recommendations in respect of items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 be adopted.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

Note:† Item 24 was called over and noted.

 

For the sake of clarity, the above items are recorded in Agenda sequence.

 

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.

Note:† Persons wishing to address Council on Non Agenda items were permitted to speak after all items on the Agenda in respect of which there was a speaker from the public were finalised by Council.† Their names are recorded in the Minutes under the heading ďPublic Forum - Non Agenda ItemsĒ.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

General Manager's Division

Nil

 

Corporate Support Division

1†††††††††††††††† CS15/13††††† Tender for Audit Services

(F2013/00081)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT PricewaterhouseCoopers be reappointed as Hornsby Shire Councilís external auditor for the next six years.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

2†††††††††††††††† CS18/13††††† Investments and Borrowings for 2012/13 - Status for Period Ending 31 March 2013

(F2004/06987)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT the contents of Deputy General Managerís Report No. CS18/13 be received and noted.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

3†††††††††††††††† CS20/13††††† Pecuniary Interest and Other Matters Returns - Disclosures by Councillors and Designated Persons

(F2012/00606)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT Council note the Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests and Other Matters Returns recently lodged with the General Manager have been tabled as required by the Local Government Act.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

4†††††††††††††††† CS21/13††††† Delivery Program for 2011-2015 including the Operational Plan (Budget) for 2012/13 - March 2013 Quarter Review

(F2011/01357)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT the March 2013 Quarter Review of the 2011-15 Delivery Program, including the Operational Plan (Budget) for 2012/13, be received and noted.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

Environment and Human Services Division

5†††††††††††††††† EH5/13††††††† Review of Policies and Codes - Environment and Human Services Division

(F2013/00129)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT Council adopt the recommendations contained in the table in Group Managerís Report No. EH5/13 in respect of each of the current policies and codes under the jurisdiction of the Environment and Human Services Division.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

6†††††††††††††††† EH6/13††††††† Catchments Remediation Rate (CRR) Program Expenditure Review Ė 31 December 2012 - Progress Report

(F2005/00829-02)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT the contents of Group Managerís Report No. EH6/13 be received and noted.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

Planning Division

7†††††††††††††††† PL12/13†††††† Development Application - Animal Boarding or Training Establishment - 669 Old Northern Road, Dural

(DA/1173/2012)

Mr Ronald Mees, of Round Corner, addressed Council regarding this item.

Ms Marta Lehnert, of Round Corner, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr John Hancock, on behalf of Pet Resorts Australia, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Sean Mostert, on behalf of Sydney Pet Resort, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Anisse, seconded by COUNCILLOR Hutchence,

THAT Development Application No. DA/1173/2012 for the use of Lot 1 DP 231126, No.† 669 Old Northern Road, Dural as an animal boarding and training establishment be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.                   Pursuant to the provisions of Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the proposal is unsatisfactory as it does not comply with the Rural Lands Development Control Plan (DCP) as follows:

 

a)                   The proposed use does not incorporate appropriate setbacks to minimise noise impacts and maintain the amenity of adjacent residential dwellings.

b)                   The animal accommodation and related structures are not designed to be sympathetic to the rural character of the area and would impact on the rural landscape.

c)                   The design of the proposed fence is contrary to the objectives of the ĎFences and Gatesí Element of the DCP as the fence is not compatible with the visual character of the rural area.

 

2.                   Pursuant to the provisions of Section 79C(1)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the proposal is not suitable for the site as it would have an adverse impact on the amenity of the surrounding rural character of the locality.

 

3.                   Pursuant to the provisions of Section 79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the proposed development would not be in the public interest.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

8†††††††††††††††† PL35/13†††††† Development Application - Construction of an Affordable Housing Development Comprising 24 Units - 8A Northcote Road, Hornsby

(DA/1352/2012)

Ms Robyn Pogany, of Hornsby, addressed Council regarding this item.

Ms Jeanne Boorer, on behalf of Northcote Road Residentsí Action Group, addressed Council regarding this item.

Ms Jill Thomson, of Hornsby, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Ewan Thompson, of Hornsby, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr John Lockyer, of Hornsby, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Tilbury, seconded by COUNCILLOR Browne,

THAT Development Application No. DA/1352/2012 for the construction of an affordable housing development comprising 24 units at Lot A DP 399538 No. 8A Northcote Road, Hornsby be approved subject to the conditions of consent detailed in the independent town planning consultantís report prepared by Nexus Environmental Planning Pty Ltd and detailed in Schedule 1 of Group Managers Report No. PL35/13 and the following amendments and additional conditions of consent:

 

1.†††††††† Amendment of Condition No. 12 to read as follows:

 

††††††††††† 12.††††††† Traffic Control Plan

 

A Construction and Traffic Control Plan (CTCP) must be prepared by a qualified traffic controller in accordance with the Roads and Traffic Authorityís Traffic Control at Worksites Manual 1998 and Australian Standard 1742.3 for all work on a public road and be submitted to Council.† The CTCP must detail the following where required:

 

a)                   Arrangements for public notification of the works.

 

b)                   Temporary construction signage.

 

c)                   Permanent post-construction signage.

 

d)                   Vehicle movement plans.

 

e)                   Traffic management plans.

 

f)                     Pedestrian and cyclist access/safety.

 

g)                   Construction vehicle access must not be provided from Pulbrook Parade.

 

2.†††††††† Amendment of Condition No. 7 to read as follows:

 

7.††††† Bulky Items

 

An area of no less than 8m2 must be allocated for the placement of unwanted bulky items awaiting removal. The bulk items area must be located adjacent to the western side of the bin storage room.

 

3.†††††††† Amendment of Condition No. 2 to read as follows:

 

2.†††††††† Amendment of Plans

 

2.1† ††††† The approved landscape plan prepared by Art of Landscape must be amended as follows:

 

a)                   To be consistent with the approved Site Plan prepared by Plan Concepts Pty Ltd (dated December 2012 with Plan reference No 3114.00 L2F).

 

b)                   Replace the 22 x Banksia ericifola BE (Heath Banksia) and 11 x Banksia marginata BM (Silver Banksia) with Syzigium australe 'elite' in 45 litre pots.† The Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash) shall be provided in 45 litre pots.

 

2.2††††††† The approved plans shall be amended to indicate a 1.8 metre high boundary fence along the eastern side of the accessway.

 

4.†††††††† Amendment of Condition No. 31 to read as follows:

 

31.††††††† Tree Planting

 

Additional tree planting shall be provided to achieve landscape in scale with building and to replace trees removed as part of the development. †Tree planting to the deep soil lawn areas adjacent to the southern boundary of the site shall include:

 

a)                   Two Angophora costatas. Trees shall be installed at minimum 25 litre pot size.

 

b)                   Three Corymbia eximia. Trees shall be installed at minimum 25 litre pot size.

 

5.†††††††† Inclusion of the following additional Conditions of consent:

 

5.1††††††† Boundary Fencing

 

Fencing must be erected along the property boundaries between Lot 1 DP 1165114 (No. 26 Pulbrook Parade) and Lot 2 DP 1165114 (No. 8A Northcote Road) to a height of 1.8 metres prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate.

 

5.2††††††† Traffic Speed

 

Signage must be erected at the entry to the site and at the exit to the basement car parking restricting the speed of vehicles travelling along the driveway to a maximum of 10 kilometres per hour.

 

5.3††††††† No Parking Sign

 

The developer must install "no parking" signs adjacent to the driveway entry on Northcote Road in accordance with Council requirements.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

9†††††††††††††††† PL36/13†††††† Development Application - Subdivision Three Allotments Into Two Lots - 63 Arcadia Road, Galston

(DA/1057/2011)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT Council seek the concurrence of the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 1 and approve Development Application No. DA/1057/2011 for subdivision of three allotments into two lots at Lot 3 DP 225911, Lot 4 DP 225911 and Lot 1 DP 1177693, No. 63 Arcadia Road, Galston subject to the conditions of consent detailed in Schedule 1 of Group Managerís Report No. PL36/13.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

10††††††††††††††† PL37/13†††††† Development Application - Alterations and Additions - 18 Wycombe Street, Epping

(DA/127/2013)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT Council assume the concurrence of the Director-General of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 1 and approve Development Application No. DA/127/2013 for alterations and additions to a dwelling-house at Lot 21, DP 864579, No. 18 Wycombe Street, Epping subject to the conditions of consent detailed in Schedule 1 of Group Managerís Report No. PL37/13.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

11††††††††††††††† PL38/13†††††† Development Application - Subdivision of Two Lots Into Three and Demolition of an Existing Dwelling - 12 and 12B Surrey Street, Epping

(DA/1398/2011)

Mr Doug Pearson, on behalf of Body Corporate Strata Plan 42890 - 14A Surrey Street , Epping, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Lawrence Lee, of Epping, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Andrew Minto, on behalf of the applicant, addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr George Kwok, of Epping, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Hutchence, seconded by COUNCILLOR Browne,

THAT Development Application No. DA/1398/2011 for the Torrens Title subdivision of two allotments into three lots and the demolition of a dwelling house Lot 1 DP 503987, Lot 2 DP 503987, Nos. 12 and 12B Surrey Street, Epping be deferred to enable the Group Manager, Planning to convene a meeting between the applicant and interested residents to discuss drainage issues, including the creation of a drainage easement to service the development, and opportunities for the retention of trees on the site.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

12††††††††††††††† PL23/13†††††† Reporting Variations to Development Standards

(F2004/07599)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT the contents of Group Managerís Report No. PL23/13 be received and noted.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

 

13††††††††††††††† PL33/13†††††† Heritage Review - Stage 5

(F2008/00501)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† Council endorse progression of the Planning Proposal attached to Group Managerís Report No. PL28/13 to amend Schedule D (Heritage Items) of the Hornsby Shire Local Environmental Plan 1994 or Schedule 5 (Environmental Heritage) of the draft Hornsby Shire Local Environmental Plan.

 

2.†††††††† Pursuant to Section 56(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure seeking a Gateway Determination to exhibit the Planning Proposal.

 

3.†††††††† Following the exhibition, a report on submissions received in response to the public exhibition and consideration by the Heritage Advisory Committee be prepared for Councilís consideration.

 

4.†††††††† Council endorse the Hornsby Heritage information brochure for distribution to the general public.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

14††††††††††††††† PL41/13†††††† Awareness Program for Safety of Awnings Over Public Lands

(F2011/00835)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Hutchence,

THAT Council adopt the Awareness Program for Safety of Awnings Over Public Lands detailed in Group Managerís Report No. PL41/13.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

 

15††††††††††††††† PL42/13†††††† Additional Traffic Modelling - Carlingford Precinct

(F2004/07491-08)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† The draft amendments to the Housing Strategy DCP and draft Hornsby DCP, attached to Group Managers Report No. PL42/13, identifying the additional recommended traffic improvements to support development of the Carlingford precinct be publicly exhibited.

 

2.†††††††† Council write to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Roads and Maritime Services and Infrastructure NSW seeking details of capacity improvements planned to support the additional housing required by the State Government and requesting that the Parramatta to Chatswood Rail Link be reinstated as a project in the NSW Transport Plan.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

16††††††††††††††† PL48/13†††††† Variation to Fees and Charges for 2013/14 Budget

(F2012/00885)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† Council adopt for public exhibition a draft variation to the 2013/14 Fees and Charges relating to the cemeteries at Wisemans Ferry and Brooklyn, amending the fee for the engraving and installation of the niche plaque to $495.

 

2.†††††††† Following the public exhibition period, a further report be prepared for Councilís consideration which provides details of any submissions received.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure and Recreation Division

17††††††††††††††† IR8/13†††††††† Request to Remove Tree - 16 Northview Place, Mount Colah

(TA/41/2013/A)

Ms Cheryl King, of Mt Colah, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Gallagher, seconded by COUNCILLOR Cox,

THAT Council approve Tree Application No. TA/41/2013 for consent to remove one Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple) from the property located at 16 Northview Place, Mount Colah, on condition that it is replaced with a tree of a species that is indigenous to Hornsby Shire in a location determined in consultation with Council officers.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

18††††††††††††††† IR12/13††††††† Tender T1/2013 - Grass Cutting of Parks and Reserves and Tender T2/2013 - General Grounds Maintenance of Parks and Reserves - Rural Areas, Brooklyn and Cowan

(F2012/00004)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT Council accept the tenders for T1/2013 Ė Grass Cutting of Parks and Reserves and T2/2013 Ė General Grounds Maintenance of Parks and Reserves in the Rural, Brooklyn and Cowan areas for a period of two years with two one year options subject to satisfactory performance commencing 1 July 2013 as follows:

1.†††††††† Tender T1/2013

Section A Ė Marsupial Landscape Management

 

Section B Ė Envirolands Landscape Contractors

 

Section C Ė Envirolands Landscape Contractors

 

Section D Ė Envirolands Landscape Contractors

 

Section E Ė Marsupial Landscape Management

 

2.†††††††† Tender T2/2013

Section A Ė Furnass Landscaping Pty Ltd

 

Section B Ė Furnass Landscaping Pty Ltd

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

Supplementary Reports

Nil

 

Confidential Items

19††††††††††††††† CS17/13††††† Proposed Grant of Multiple Easements - 218 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn

This report was deemed confidential, under Section 10A (2) (c) of the Local Government Act, 1993. This report contains information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

(F2012/00888)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† Council grant the owners identified within Confidential Deputy General Managerís Report No. CS17/13 multiple easements or similar alternative instruments that may be considered equally or more appropriate by Councilís legal advisers, at different levels and at the price and the terms and conditions described within Confidential Deputy General Managerís Report No. CS17/13.

 

2.†††††††† The General Manager be authorised to execute any documents in relation to this matter deemed appropriate by Council's legal advisers.

 

3.†††††††† If required by the absence of the General Manager, or by legal statute, Council authorise the use of Councilís seal on any legal, survey or other documents directly related to the subject application for road closure of the subject land and registration of title and easements deemed appropriate by Councilís legal advisors, subject to review and authorisation by a Deputy General Manager or Group Manager.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

20††††††††††††††† CS16/13††††† Proposed Road Closure - The Understructure - Hornsby Mall - Hunter Street Hornsby

This report was deemed confidential, under Section 10A (2) (g) of the Local Government Act, 1993. This report contains advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

(F2012/00909)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Browne, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† Council make application to close the part of the public road described within Confidential Deputy General Managerís Report No. CS16/13.

 

2.†††††††† On closure, the closed part of the road be classified as operational land for the purposes of the Local Government Act.

 

3.†††††††† The General Manager be authorised to execute any documents in relation to this matter deemed appropriate by Council's legal advisers.

 

4.†††††††† If required by the absence of the General Manager, or by legal statute, Council authorise the use of Councilís seal on any legal, survey or other documents directly related to the subject application for road closure of the subject land and registration of title and easements deemed appropriate by Councilís legal advisors, subject to review and authorisation by a Deputy General Manager or Group Manager.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

PUBLIC FORUM Ė NON AGENDA ITEMS

Mr Angelo Ricco, of Hornsby, addressed Council regarding waste collection issues.

Mr James Indsto, of Pennant Hills, addressed Council regarding footpath installation in Loftus Road, Pennant Hills.

Mr Ron Hicks, on behalf of Pennant Hills District Civic Trust, addressed Council regarding footpath installation in Loftus Road, Pennant Hills.

Mrs Jennifer Indsto, of Pennant Hills, addressed Council regarding footpath installation in Loftus Road, Pennant Hills.

Mr Marcel Reemst, of Asquith, addressed Council regarding waste collection, footpath and tree pruning issues in Watson Avenue, Hornsby.

 

Questions of Which Notice Has Been Given

Nil

 

 

 

Mayor's Notes

24††††††††††††††† MN5/13††††††† Mayor's Notes from 1 to 30 April 2013

(F2004/07053)

Sunday 7 April 2013 - The Deputy Mayor, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Golden Kangaroos Concert at The Epping Club.

 

Monday 8 April 2013 - The Mayor attended the opening of the Gonzaga Barry Centre by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir at Loreto Normanhurst Girls School.

 

Monday 8 April 2013 - The Mayor attended the Waitara Rotary Annual Vocational Awards Night at Hornsby RSL Club.

 

Saturday 13 April 2013 - The Mayor took part in the Hornsby PCYC Time 4 Kids Charity Event in Hornsby Mall.

 

Sunday 14 April 2013 - The Mayor attended the Brooklyn RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Commemoration service at Brooklyn Park.

 

Sunday 14 April 2013 - The Deputy Mayor, on the Mayorís behalf, attended and officiated at the Ahimsa Open Day at Ahimsa property located at Malton Road, Cheltenham.

 

Saturday 20 April 2013 - Cr Anisse, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Asquith Golf Club Diggers Day Ode and Dinner.

 

Sunday 21 April 2013 - The Mayor attended the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch ANZAC March and Service at Hornsby Cenotaph.

 

Sunday 21 April 2013 - Cr Tilbury, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Berowra RSL Sub Branch ANZAC March and Service at the Berowra War Memorial.

 

Sunday 21 April 2013 - The Mayor attended the Hills District RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Commemoration Service at Galston Cenotaph.

 

Thursday 25 April 2013 - The Deputy Mayor, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Dawn Service at Hornsby Cenotaph.

 

Thursday 25 April 2013 - Cr Anisse, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Glenorie RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Service at Glenorie RSL Club.

 

Monday 29 April 2013 - The Deputy Mayor, on the Mayorís behalf, attended the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting at Cheltenham Recreation Club.


 

Tuesday 30 April 2013 - The Mayor hosted three Citizenship Ceremonies in the Council Chambers.

 

Note:† These are the functions that the Mayor, or his representative, has attended in addition to the normal Council Meetings, Workshops, Mayoral Interviews and other Council Committee Meetings.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CALLED OVER AND NOTED

 

Mayoral Minutes

21††††††††††††††† MM7/13†††††† Brooklyn - Parking in Lower McKell Park

(F2004/08721)

Ms Lara Tattersall, of Brooklyn, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RUSSELL, seconded by COUNCILLOR BROWNE,

THAT Council authorise the Deputy General Manager, Infrastructure and Recreation to consult with Brooklyn Village residents, river residents and local businesses regarding the need for more timed parking restrictions in Lower McKell Park and the results be included in a report to be prepared for Councilís consideration.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

Notices of Motion

22††††††††††††††† NOM3/13†††† Independent Local Government Review Panel's Report - 'Future Directions for NSW Local Government - Twenty Essential Steps'

(F2004/07217)

Mr Brian Berry, of Epping, addressed Council regarding this item.

Ms Lara Tattersall, of Brooklyn, addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Hutchence, seconded by COUNCILLOR Browne,

THAT the General Manager:

 

1.†††††††† Write to adjoining councils in the metropolitan region and invite those councils to participate in preliminary discussions on opportunities to reform local councils consistent with the Panel's recommendations.

 

2.†††††††† Commission independent research into the Hornsby Shire community's attitude and the attitude of communities in adjoining local government areas towards local government reform consistent with the Panel's recommendations.

 

3.†††††††† Prepare a report to the June 2013 General Meeting outlining options for Council's response to the Panel's report.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

23††††††††††††††† NOM4/13†††† Extension to Existing Amenities Building at Warrina Street Oval, Berowra and Provision of New Amenities at Eastern Side of Park

(F2004/10113)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR Tilbury, seconded by COUNCILLOR Anisse,

THAT:

1.†††††††† Council give in-principle support to a proposal by the Berowra Wallabies Rugby League Football Club to build an extension to the existing amenities building at Warrina Street Oval, Berowra and to provide a new toilet facility at the eastern side of the park to service netball and soccer facilities.

 

2.†††††††† The Deputy General Manager, Infrastructure and Recreation Division be authorised to work with the Wallabies to scope and facilitate construction of the project at minimal cost to Council.

 

FOR: †††††††††††††† Councillors Anisse, Azizi, Berman, Browne, Cox, Gallagher, Hutchence, Russell, Singh and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:†††††††† Nil

 

MATTERS OF URGENCY

Nil

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Nil

 

THE MEETING terminated at 9.46pm.

 

 

 

These Minutes were confirmed at the meeting held on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013, at which meeting the signature hereunder was subscribed.

 

 

CONFIRMED†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CHAIRMAN

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