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MINUTES OF General Meeting

 

Held at Council Chambers, HORNSBY

on Wednesday 8 August 2018

at 6:30PM

 

 

 


PRESENT

Councillors Ruddock (Chairman), Browne, del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Tilbury and Waddell

Note: Councillor Browne arrived at 6.36pm. He was not present for discussion or voting on Apologies / Leave of Absence and Confirmation of Minutes.

Note: Councillor Del Gallego arrived at 6.38pm. He was not present for discussion or voting on Apologies / Leave and Absence, Confirmation of Minutes and Item 16.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

OPENING PRAYER

The Mayor 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 video streamed live via Council’s website and also 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 Council’s commitment to openness and accountability.  The audio and video recordings of the non-confidential parts of the meeting will be made available on Council’s 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.  No other persons are permitted to record the Meeting, unless specifically authorised by Council to do so."

APOLOGIES / leave of absence

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

THAT the apology and request for leave of absence from Councillor McIntosh in respect of an inability to attend the General Meeting on 8 August 2018 be accepted and a leave of absence be granted.

 

FOR:                Councillors Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

political donations disclosure

Nil

declarations of interest

Nil

confirmation of minutes

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR NICITA, seconded by COUNCILLOR TILBURY,

 

THAT the Minutes of the General Meeting held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 be confirmed, a copy having been distributed to all Councillors.

 

FOR:                Councillors Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

petitionS

Nil

presentationS

Nil

Rescission Motions

Nil

Mayoral Minutes

1                 MM16/18     Passing of Mr John Blackshaw

(F2004/05879-05)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RUDDOCK, seconded by COUNCILLOR TILBURY,

THAT Council note the passing of Mr John Blackshaw and acknowledge his service to the local community.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

2                 MM17/18     Closure of Windybank's Bait and Tackle

(F2004/05879-05)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR RUDDOCK, seconded by COUNCILLOR TILBURY,

THAT the Mayor write to the Windybank family to:

1.         Acknowledge their work with the business over such a long time.

2.         Thank them for the contribution they have made to the community of Hornsby.

3.         Wish the family all the best for the future.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

16                MM15/18     General Manager's Performance Agreement

This Mayoral Minute was deemed confidential, under Section 10A (2) (a) of the Local Government Act, 1993. This Mayoral Minute contains personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

(F2013/00402)

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE, seconded by COUNCILLOR HEYDE,

 

THAT:

1.         The contents of Confidential Mayoral Minute No. MM15/18 and Late Items Memo No. LM12/18 be received and noted.

2.         The draft Personal Performance Agreement for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 developed by Blackadder and Associates and attached to Confidential Mayoral Minute No. MM15/18 be adopted.

3.         At the conclusion of the Performance Agreement period, a Performance Review Panel comprising the Mayor and Councillors Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, McIntosh and Tilbury formally undertake a review of the General Manager’s Personal Performance Agreement for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 and formulate a draft Personal Performance Agreement for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

4.         Once the Performance Review Panel has completed the General Manager’s performance review for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 and developed a draft Personal Performance Agreement for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, a Confidential Mayoral Minute detailing this information be submitted for Council’s consideration.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:    Nil

 

18                MM18/18     Passing of Mrs Margaret Rush

(F2004/05879-05)

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

THAT Council note the passing of Mrs Margaret Rush and acknowledge her service to the local community.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

_____________________________

 

Note: At the conclusion of the meeting, the Mayor advised that he has requested the General Manager to contact the General Managers of those rural councils with which Council has a community partnership agreement to discuss how Council may be able to provide assistance with drought relief measures.

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 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, and 15 were withdrawn for discussion.

 

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

THAT the recommendations in respect of items 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12 be adopted.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

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

Note:  Item 17 was called over and noted.

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 “Public Forum – Non Agenda Items”.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Nil

Office of the General Manager

Nil

Corporate Support Division

3                 CS31/18      Local Government NSW - 2018 Annual Conference - Submission of Motions and Determination of Voting Delegates

                                                                                                                                  (F2018/00143)

Ms Jan Primrose, of Berowra addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR TILBURY, seconded by COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE,

THAT:

1.         Motions dealing with: Formal Inclusion of Local Government in the Consultation Process for Disposal of State Government Owned Property; Review of the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme; Increase in Grant Funding for Waste Levy Program; Review of the Method by Which Accredited Certifiers and the Principal Certifying Authority are Appointed; Building Sustainability Index (BASIX); and Progressive Improvement to Sydney Water Sewage System Licences, as detailed in Deputy General Manager’s Report No. CS31/18, be submitted for consideration at the 2018 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference.

2.         Councillors Browne, del Gallego, Hutchence, McIntosh, Nicita, Ruddock and Waddell be appointed as Council`s voting delegates for voting on motions at the 2018 LGNSW Annual Conference.

3.         Registrations for attendance at the 2018 LGNSW Annual Conference be confirmed for the voting delegates determined in 2 above, together with any other Councillors who will be a attending the Conference as observers.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

4                 CS32/18      Investments and Borrowings for 2017/18 - Status for Period Ending 30 June 2018 (Pre-Audit)

(F2004/06987-02)

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

THAT the contents of Deputy General Manager’s Report No. CS32/18 be received and noted.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

5                 CS33/18      Review of Policies and Codes - General Manager's and Corporate Support Divisions

(F2017/00011)

Ms Jan Primrose, of Berowra addressed Council regarding this item.

 

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

THAT:

1.         Except for the Rates Relief Hardship Policy, Council adopt the recommendations contained in the table in Deputy General Manager’s Report No. CS33/18 in respect of each of the current policies under the jurisdiction of the General Manager`s and Corporate Support Divisions.

2.         The proposed changes to the Rates Relief Hardship Policy be the subject of discussion at a future Informal Workshop.

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock and Tilbury

 

AGAINST:         Councillor Waddell

 

6                 CS34/18      Review of Councillors' Expenses and Facilities Policy

(F2004/09552-02)

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

THAT:

1.         The Councillors’ Expenses and Facilities Policy, as amended and shown in the attachment to Deputy General Manager’s Report No. CS34/18, be adopted for the purpose of public exhibition in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act.

2.         If submissions are received during the public exhibition period, a further report be prepared for Council’s consideration which addresses those submissions.

3.         Should no submissions be received by the end of the public exhibition period, the draft Policy attached to Deputy General Manager’s Report No. CS34/18 be adopted as final.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

Environment and Human Services Division

7                 EH13/18      Tenancy Options for Hornsby Connect

(F2004/09189-03)

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

THAT:

1.         Council endorse an approach which provides Hornsby Connect with access to the Hornsby Youth and Family Centre to ensure their operational efficiency, noting that impacted hirers at the Youth and Family Centre in 2018 have been accommodated elsewhere in Council’s community centre network.

2.         Council formally thank the community groups that have altered their hire arrangements at the Hornsby Youth and Family Centre in 2018 in order to facilitate Hornsby Connect’s service delivery to the community.

3.         Hornsby Connect be offered the licensed use of Hornsby Youth and Family Centre on the terms outlined in Attachment 1 to Group Manager’s Report No. EH13/18.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

8                 EH15/18      Draft Street Libraries on Public Land Policy

(F2010/00341)

Ms Mariko Smith, on behalf of Friends of Mt Colah addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR TILBURY, seconded by COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE,

THAT:

1.         The draft Street Library on Public Land Policy and Notification Form as shown in attachments 1 and 2 to Group Manager’s Report No. EH15/18, be adopted for the purpose of public exhibition.

2.         If submissions are received during the public exhibition period, a further report be prepared for Council’s consideration which addresses those submissions.

3.         Should no submissions be received by the end of the public exhibition period, the draft Street Library on Public Land Policy and Notification Form attached to Group Manager’s Report No. EH15/18 be adopted as final.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

Planning Division

9                 PL21/18       Cherrybrook Station Precinct

(F2012/00597-03)

Mr Ross Walker, of Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Allan Whitehall, on behalf of the Ridgemont Close Group addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Herman Monserrat, on behalf of the Cherrybrook Resident Association addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Raymond Sloss, on behalf of the Robert Road Action Group addressed Council regarding this item.

 

MOVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR DEL GALLEGO, seconded by COUNCILLOR HEYDE,

THAT Council:

1.             Forward a submission to the Minister for Planning which;

1.1        Requests that the Cherrybrook Planned Precinct be aligned to the North District Plan’s framework of liveability, productivity and sustainability by:

a)         Reducing its foot print to the area covered by Cherrybrook Train Station and government owned land. Land external to the reduced foot print will retain its previous status as a low density neighbourhood. This ensures community and dwelling diversity into the future as major growth centres including Castle Hill and Epping are developing substantial numbers of medium to high density developments.

b)         Recognising that land external to the reduced foot print is not a town centre but a well-established low density, beautiful neighbourhood of fairly new substantial houses. Planned as a ‘low density’ suburb during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s with infrastructure appropriate for the area at the time, road network is limited, cannot carry large road traffic and includes no through traffics/ cul-de-sacs. These roads are designed to cater for cars and other modes of public transport by low population numbers. This is not an urban renewal opportunity as it lacks most of its attributes, particularly capacity of existing infrastructure, costs to upgrade these and the fact that it is not in an older established part of Greater Sydney.

c)         Recognising that Government owned land within the station complex is much smaller in scale with approximately 3.5 hectares of developable land. A vibrant plaza surrounded by a well-planned community village of up to three storeys high, subject to a robust community consultation process and established infrastructure being in place may just be feasible. This contributes to a much more diversified community with a productive plaza that is able to complement the adjacent much larger commercial centre of Castle Hill.

d)         Recognising that Cherrybrook is situated in a leafy, bushy, landscaped environment. Any proposed medium to high density residential development is inappropriate and out of character for the area.

1.2        Requests that the Corridor Strategy and Precinct Plan be amended to reflect point 1.1 above and to focus on the preparation of infrastructure schedules and funding options to support the operation of the Station and the redevelopment of Government-owned land.

1.3        Requests the Department to forward any studies that have been completed for the broader precinct to Council for its information and consideration, including the regional traffic studies report under the existing memorandum of understanding. 

2.             Forward a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment concerning the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 agreeing to  the appointment of the Minister for Planning as the consent authority for future development on identified Government-owned land (if the development meets the criteria of State Significant Development) after the Infrastructure Strategy for the reduced Cherrybrook Station Precinct, as amended per point 1 above, is finalised.

3.             Forward a submission to Landcom giving notice of its intention to quit the Memorandum of Understanding for the North West Rail Link Urban Renewal Program entered into in 2015 with Urban Growth and The Hills Shire Council, but confirming its willingness to work with Landcom on the planning for the development of government land on the basis of Council’s position outlined in points 1 and 2 above.

4.             Write to the local member for Epping to seek his support for this Council resolution.

 

AN AMENDMENT WAS MOVED BY COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE, seconded by COUNCILLOR BROWNE,

THAT Council:

1.         Forward the submission attached to Group Manager’s Report No. PL21/18 concerning the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 and objecting to the appointment of the Minister for Planning as the consent authority for future development on identified Government-owned land, if the development meets the criteria of State Significant Development, prior to the finalisation of the Precinct Plan for the Cherrybrook Station Precinct.

2.         Write to the Minster for Planning requesting an urgent update concerning the progression of the technical studies to inform planning for the Cherrybrook Station Precinct including the finalisation of the Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan.

 

the amendment moved by councillor HUTCHENCE, seconded by councillor BROWNE, was put and CARRIED

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Hutchence, Marr, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Councillors Del Gallego, Heyde and Nicita

 

THE AMENDMENT THEREBY BECAME THE MOTION WHICH WAS PUT AND CARRIED

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Councillor Del Gallego

 

10                PL22/18       Reporting Variations to Development Standards

(F2004/07599-02)

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

THAT the contents of Group Manager’s Report No. PL22/18 be received and noted.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 Infrastructure and Recreation Division

Nil

Confidential Items

11                EH12/18      Recycling Contract Extension and Variation

This report was deemed confidential, under Section 10A (2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993. This report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

(F2007/01182)

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

THAT pursuant to Section 55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) on the basis that extenuating circumstances exist as a result of the current global recycling crisis, the unavailability of competitive and reliable service providers in the Sydney market place and concerns that Council may not receive any tenders if it goes to public tender, Council:

1.         Negotiate a variation to the Receiving of Recycling Materials Contract to:

a)         Extend the term to 30 June 2021, with a further two, two year extension options, exercisable by mutual agreement,

b)         Pay a new gate fee as specified in Confidential Group Manager’s Report No. EH12/18.

2.         Note the proposed arrangements with Visy Recycling under the Container Deposit Scheme as detailed in Confidential Group Manager’s Report No. EH12/18, and once a variation to the Contract is finalised on terms which are acceptable to Council, approve notifying the Environmental Protection Agency of the terms of that arrangement in accordance with clause 18 of the Waste and Resource Recovery (Container Deposit) Regulation 2017.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

12                EH14/18      Waste Collection Contract Extension and Variation

This report was deemed confidential, under Section 10A (2) (d) of the Local Government Act, 1993. This report contains commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

(F2018/00069)

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

THAT pursuant to Section 55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) on the basis that extenuating circumstances exist and a satisfactory result would not be achieved by Council inviting tenders for the proposed variations for reasons set out in Confidential Group Manager’s Report No. EH14/18, Council:

1.         Negotiate a variation to the Waste Collection Services Contract (T52/2008) to:

a)         Extend its 60 month term for a further five months, from 31 January to 30 June 2020;

b)         Provide additional extension options for up to six, three month extensions, at Council’s sole discretion, to provide flexibility to facilitate Waste Strategy development and subsequent procurement process timeframes;

c)         Provide additional services for modified bulky waste clean-up services and new illegal dumping clean-up services;

d)         Adjust the Contract Price payable by Council as detailed in Confidential Group Manager’s Report EH14/18 for the varied Services;

2.         Note the budget implications for improved clean-up and illegal dumping services.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

PUBLIC FORUM – NON AGENDA ITEMS

Mr Paul Taylor, of Pennant Hills addressed Council regarding the Pennant Hills Master Plan.

Questions of Which Notice Has Been Given

Nil

Mayor's Notes

17                MN10/18      Mayor's Notes From 1 July to 31 July 2018

(F2004/07053)

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.

Sunday 1 July 2018 The Mayor attended Camelia Day, Lisgar Garden in Hornsby.

Tuesday 3 July 2018 The Mayor visited Cherrybrook Community Pre-School, Gumnut Place, Cherrybrook.

Wednesday 4 July 2018 – The Mayor hosted two Citizenship Ceremonies in the Council Chambers.

Sunday 8 July 2018The Mayor attended the 2018 Hornsby Gang Show at Barker College, Hornsby.

Sunday 15 July 2018 – The Mayor attended the Cumberland Gang Show at Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

Monday 16 July 2018 – The Mayor attended the Unveiling of Plaque at West Epping Bowling Club in Epping.

Monday 16 July 2018 – The Mayor attended the 50th Birthday Celebrations of Hornsby Tailors in Hornsby.

Tuesday 24 July 2018 – The Mayor attend the Mayoral Round Table for the release of the Resilient Sydney Strategy Luncheon with the General Manager, at Sydney Town Hall in Sydney.

Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The Mayor attended the LGNSW Northern Metropolitan and Central Coast Summit at Hornsby RSL, Hornsby.

Saturday 28 July 2018 – The Mayor attended the Hills District Netball Association 50th Birthday Celebration Brunch and Representation Game in Pennant Hills.

Saturday 28 July 2018 – The Mayor attended and officially opened the Westleigh Water Board Alliance Cracker Night at Ruddock Park in Westleigh.

CALLED OVER AND NOTED

 

Notices of Motion

13                NOM19/18   Shirewide Heritage Planning

(F2018/00047)

Mr Ross Walker, on behalf of the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust addressed Council regarding this item.

Ms Jan Primrose, of Berowra addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr David White, on behalf of the Hornsby Heritage Committee addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR TILBURY, seconded by COUNCILLOR WADDELL,

THAT:

1.         Council consider undertaking a comprehensive heritage study to inform amendments to Council’s planning controls and the preparation of Local Strategic Planning Statements as part of Council’s $2.5 million Accelerated LEP Review funding agreement with the Department of Planning and Environment.

2.         As part of the upcoming Informal Workshop with Councillors to discuss a new two year Strategic Planning Program to progress the LEP Review, consideration be given to the scope, process, resource implications and timing of progressing a program for a comprehensive heritage study including a review of Council’s list of existing heritage items and conservation areas and opportunities to progress new listings.

3.         Any process for progressing a heritage review include consultation with Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee given the technical expertise / specialist knowledge of the Committee members. Most especially as it includes the Historical Society, noted local heritage architects and specialist professionals with State Government experience in planning, urban design and heritage amongst others.

4.         Consideration be given to identifying opportunities to fund and review ongoing heritage initiatives and procedures as part of the preparation of Council’s Long Term Financial Plan.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

_____________________________

 

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

THAT Item 13 - Notice of Motion No. "NOM19/18 - Council's Heritage Committee" be recommitted for Council`s consideration.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

_____________________________

 

MOVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR TILBURY, seconded by COUNCILLOR WADDELL,

THAT:

1.         Current best practice in local government heritage planning and conservation be examined to ensure that Council is appropriately protecting, interpreting and integrating items and areas of heritage significance within Hornsby Shire.

2.         The review include (but not be limited to) the processes and resources used by other councils, current programs and publications by the Heritage Council, the Government Architect NSW and the Department of Environment and Heritage and seeking the views of members of Council’s existing Heritage Advisory Committee.

3.         That a Councillor Workshop precede a report to Council outlining any recommendations arising from the review of best practice and innovation in heritage planning.

 

AN AMENDMENT WAS MOVED BY COUNCILLOR HUTCHENCE, seconded by COUNCILLOR HEYDE,

THAT:

1.         Council consider undertaking a comprehensive heritage study to inform amendments to Council’s planning controls and the preparation of Local Strategic Planning Statements as part of Council’s $2.5 million Accelerated LEP Review funding agreement with the Department of Planning and Environment.

2          As part of the upcoming Informal Workshop with Councillors to discuss a new two year Strategic Planning Program to progress the LEP Review, consideration be given to the scope, process, resource implications and timing of progressing a program for a comprehensive heritage study including a review of Council’s list of existing heritage items and conservation areas and opportunities to progress new listings.

3          Any process for progressing a heritage review include consultation with Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee given the technical expertise / specialist knowledge of the Committee members. Most especially as it includes the Historical Society, noted local heritage architects and specialist professionals with State Government experience in planning, urban design and heritage amongst others.

4          Consideration be given to identifying opportunities to fund and review ongoing heritage initiatives and procedures as part of the preparation of Council’s Long Term Financial Plan.

 

the amendment moved by councillor HUTCHENCE, seconded by councillor HEYDE, was put and CARRIED

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

THE AMENDMENT THEREBY BECAME THE MOTION WHICH WAS PUT AND CARRIED

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

14                NOM20/18   Berowra Creek Water Quality

(F2004/06921)

 

Ms Jan Primrose, of Berowra addressed Council regarding this item.

Mrs Beverley Inshaw, of Galston addressed Council regarding this item.

Mrs Mariko Smith, on behalf of the Berowra and District Community Association addressed Council regarding this item.

Mr Robert Ledger, of Berowra addressed Council regarding this item.

 

RESOLVED ON THE MOTION OF COUNCILLOR MARR, seconded by COUNCILLOR NICITA,

 

THAT Council officers present, via an Informal Workshop, information relating to the water quality and the health of Berowra Creek, opportunities to further inform and engage the community on water quality matters, and integrated approaches to managing our waterways.

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

15                NOM21/18   Public Library Funding

(F2004/05999-03)

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

THAT Council:

1.         Endorse the NSW Public Libraries Association and Local Government NSW library funding advocacy initiative, Renew our Libraries, which has two aims:

a)         To enable public libraries to meet the growing needs of local communities.

b)         To raise public awareness of the multiple roles that public libraries play in supporting the educational, social, cultural and economic outcomes in NSW communities.

2.         Take a leading role in activating the campaign locally.

3.         Endorse the distribution of the NSW Public Libraries Association and Local Government NSW library funding advocacy initiative information in Council libraries.

4.         Formally advise the NSW Public Libraries Association and Local Government NSW that Council has endorsed the library funding advocacy initiative.

5.         Make representation to the State Members Matt Kean MP, Damien Tudehope MP, Alistair Henskens MP and Dominic Perrottet MP in relation to the need for significant additional funding from the NSW State Government for the provision of public library services.

6.         Write to the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Mr David Shoebridge MLC, Greens spokesperson on Local Government, calling for tri-partisan support for the provision of a significant increase in State funding for NSW public libraries, supported by a sustainable future funding model.

7.         Acknowledge the unique and vital role Hornsby Shire librarians have played in the social, cultural and educational life of our Shire since the public library service was established in 1972 and thank them for their ongoing service to our community. 

 

FOR:                Councillors Browne, Del Gallego, Heyde, Hutchence, Marr, Nicita, Ruddock, Tilbury and Waddell

 

AGAINST:         Nil

 

Supplementary Reports

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MATTERS OF URGENCY

Nil

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Nil

 

 

THE MEETING terminated at 8.57pm

 

 

 

These Minutes were confirmed at the meeting held on Wednesday 12 September 2018, at which meeting the signature hereunder was subscribed.

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED                                                                                 CHAIRMAN

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