MINUTES OF THE Meeting of Parramatta City Council HELD IN THE Council Chambers, CIVIC PLACE, PARRAMATTA ON Monday, 23 February 2009 AT 6.50 P.M.

 

PRESENT

 

The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM, in the Chair and Councillors P B Barber, A Bide, J Chedid, G J Elmore, P Esber, J D Finn, P J Garrard (Deputy Lord Mayor), M A Lack, C X Lim, S D Lloyd (arrived 6.54 pm), P K Maitra, M D McDermott, L E Wearne and A A Wilson (arrived 6.55 pm).

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO TRADITIONAL LAND OWNERS

 

The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM acknowledged the Barramatugal Clan of The Darug, the traditional land owners of Parramatta and paid respect to the elders both past and present.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PRESENCE OF ERMINGTON SCOUT GROUP MEMBERS

 

The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM also acknowledged the presence of 4 representatives of the Ermington Scout Group who were present in the gallery as part of their Civic Services Badge.

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

SUBJECT          Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 9 February 2009

10482

RESOLVED       (Chedid/Barber)

 

That the minutes be taken as read and be accepted as a true record of the Meeting.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

Councillor P Esber declared an interest in relation to Item 10.3 of Roads Paths Access & Flood Mitigation regarding the Parramatta Traffic Committee Meeting held on 5 February 2009 (Item 8 only – regarding Kleins Road, Northmead) as Councillor Esber is a part owner of a property to which the item refers.

 

LORD MAYORAL MINUTE

 

1

SUBJECT          Public Participation at Council Meetings

REFERENCE    F2005/02565

FROM                 The Lord Mayor, A Issa OAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10483

MOTION             (Issa/Chedid)

That consideration of this matter be deferred to an appropriate workshop.

 

AMENDMENT   (Esber/Finn)

That no further action be taken on this matter.

 

The amendment was put and lost.

The motion was put and carried.

 

NOTE:       Councillor Lloyd arrived at the meeting at 6.54 pm and Councillor Wilson arrived at 6.55 pm during consideration of this matter.

 

PETITIONS

 

 

1

SUBJECT          Objection to Bus Shelter at 64 Evans Road, Dundas

REFERENCE    F2008/03690

FROM                 B and P Cohen and others

10484

RESOLVED      (Esber/Wilson)

(a)                        That the petition be received and referred to the relevant                             officer to arrange for an on site meeting with relevant                             Ward Councillors.

(b)                        Further, that the possibility of utlising this bus stop in an                             alternative location be commented upon.

 

 

 

2

SUBJECT          Objection to DA/953/2007 - Oatlands Golf Course

REFERENCE    DA/953/2007

FROM                 P James and others

10485

RESOLVED      (McDermott/Lim)

That the petition be received and considered in conjunction with the relevant development application submitted for Oatlands Golf Course.

 

 

 

3

SUBJECT          Objection to Brothel - 22 Brodie Street, Rydalmere

REFERENCE    DA/48/2009

FROM                 Parishioners of Holy Mary Church Rydalmere

10486

RESOLVED      (McDermott/Lim)

That the petition be received and considered in conjunction with the appropriate development application.

 

 

 

 

4

SUBJECT          Parking In Zillah Street, Merrylands

REFERENCE    F2004/07462

FROM                 A El-Moubayed

10487

RESOLVED      (Garrard/Wilson)

(a)     That the petition be received and noted.

(b)   Further, that Council take urgent action to pursue the previous resolution passed in relation to parking on footpaths to enable an effective policy to come forward so that parking on nature strips and parking strips in council’s area can be considered and an appropriate policy developed.

 

 

 

COUNCIL MATTERS TO BE ADOPTED WITHOUT DISCUSSION

 

10488        RESOLVED       (McDermott/Garrard)

 

That Items 9.1 of Environment, 11.2 of Culture & Leisure, Items 13.1, 13.2 13.4 and 13.6 of City Leadership & Management be adopted without discussion in accordance with the staff recommendations.

 

 

City Development

 

8.1

SUBJECT          2008/09 Parramatta Economic Development Partnerships Plan - Biannual Progress Report

REFERENCE    F2006/01387 - D01131523

REPORT OF      Manager Economic Development

10489

RESOLVED       (McDermott/Lim)

 

(a)       That Council receives and notes this six-monthly update on the activities associated with Parramatta City Council’s Economic Development Partnerships Plan 2008/09.

(b)             Further, that the Manager, Economic Development organise a separate briefing and workshop for Councillors to discuss the current local economic climate and opportunities for the 2009/10 Financial Year. That this workshop includes the new Convenor of Business Partnerships and the board of the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and also give consideration to how Council can support small businesses.

 

 

 

 

8.2

SUBJECT          Draft LEP for 181 James Ruse Drive, Camellia and Granville RSL site.

REFERENCE    F2006/01198 - D01134263

REPORT OF      Project Officer - Land Use and Transport Planning

10490

RESOLVED       (Garrard/Chedid)

 

(a)     That consideration of the draft LEP for 181 James Ruse Drive,           Camellia be deferred to the next meeting to be held in 2 weeks.

(b)     That in relation to Granville RSL (Car park site) (5 Memorial Drive, Granville) the proponent be invited to make a detailed planning submission in relation to the request for increased height and floor space provisions for the Granville RSL site.

(c)     That any submission received be considered by Council staff           and reported to Council following exhibition of the LEP.

(d)     Further, that the following advice issued in a recent Sydney Turf           Club Member’s Release should be considered in conjunction with           any    proposed development along James Ruse Drive:-

           “Our master plan for the future of Rosehill Gardens includes development of the land along James Ruse Drive to include hotel accommodation to service the racecourse and event centre; seven day a week club, restaurant and gaming premises; as well as commercial and retail developments on excess land.”

 

DIVISION    The result being:

 

AYES          The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM and Councillors A Bide, J Chedid, G J Elmore, P Esber, J D Finn, P J Garrard, C X Lim, S D Lloyd, P K Maitra, M D McDermott, L E Wearne and A A Wilson.

 

NOES         Councillors P B Barber & M Lack.

 

 

 

 

8.3

SUBJECT          Draft LEP Supplementary Report

REFERENCE    F2006/01198 - D01135593

REPORT OF      Manager Land Use and Transport Planning. Also Group Manager Outcomes and Development Memorandum dated 23 February 2009.

10491

RESOLVED       (Chedid/Esber)

 

(a)      That consideration of this matter be deferred for 1 month and in the meantime, those Councillors that have met submit any minutes or details relating to their considerations.

(b)      That Council seek the action requested under Clauses (b) and (e) at the Council Meeting held on 9 February, 2009 namely:-

            “(b) That a report is requested from Council’s Property Section        listing all of Council’s properties and promoting a strategy        which seeks to ensure that community land in Council’s        ownership is not disadvantaged and that scope is provided to        maximise the community’s future investments.

           (e)   That each Ward ‘Working Party’ wil deliver its outcomes to         the responsible officer by 23 February 2009

(c)          Further, that Council seek a legal opinion regarding its obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act should it undertake an informal exhibition.

 

DIVISION    The result being:

 

AYES          The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM and Councillors P B Barber, A Bide, J Chedid, P Esber, J D Finn, P J Garrard, M Lack, C X Lim, S D Lloyd, P K Maitra, M D McDermott, L E Wearne and A A Wilson.

 

NOES         Councillor G Elmore.

 

 

 

 

 

8.4

SUBJECT          Draft Granville Pedestrian Movement, Parking and Transport Study

REFERENCE    F2007/02318 - D01136194

REPORT OF      Place Manager - City Strategy

10492

RESOLVED       (Finn/Maitra)

 

That consideration of this matter be deferred for 1 month and in the meantime, Council write to the Ministry of Transport with a view to ensuring that there are no freight trains running in peak hours and also seeking the freight timetable for the Carlingford line.

 

 

 

 

Environment

 

 

9.1

SUBJECT          Adoption of the Recently Exhibited Draft Ponds Subiaco Creek Waterways Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan

REFERENCE    F2007/02292 - D01129898

REPORT OF      Acting Waterways Systems Manager

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

(a)       That the Ponds Subiaco Creek Waterways Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan be adopted by Council.

(b)       That actions identified in the Plan be implemented as funds are provided in future Council Management Plans.

(c)       Further, that the community workshop participants be advised of the outcome of Council’s decision and thanked for their efforts in providing valuable input into master plan.

 

NOTE:       This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

 

Roads Paths Access and Flood Mitigation

 

 

 

10.1

SUBJECT          Report on Commuter Challenge

REFERENCE    F2008/03687 - D01129990

REPORT OF      Senior Project Officer - Transport Planning

10493

RESOLVED       (Lim/Garrard)

 

(a)      That Council receive and note the results of the Commuter Challenge including the key impact of saving 1,494 kg of Carbon Dioxide.

(b)       That Council consider funding an annual Sustainable Transport Month including the Commuter Challenge to promote and raise awareness of sustainable transport choices to reduce the impact of privates car on the environment, as part of the 2009/10 budget process.

(c)        That this report be referred to the future Environment Advisory Committee for their consideration and assessment, particularly to help Council develop a pro-environment plan with specific annual budget and annual quantitative measures for success.

(d)       Further, that a report be provided on how this initiative could allow wider participation by the community.

 

 

 

 

 

10.2

SUBJECT          Adshel Street Furniture Contract.

REFERENCE    F2004/08023 - D01132340

REPORT OF      Manager City Assets and Environment

10494

RESOLVED      (Wilson/Chedid)

That Council re-establish the Street Furniture Contract Sub-Committee and appoint Councillors P Esber and P J Garrard to the sub-committee. 

 

 

 

 

10.3

SUBJECT          Parramatta Traffic Committee meeting minutes held on 5 February 2009

REFERENCE    F2008/05091 - D01132363

REPORT OF      Manager Traffic and Transport

10495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10496

 

 

 

 

 

 

10497

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10498

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10499

RESOLVED       (Esber/Wearne)  

 

(a)     That the minutes of the Parramatta Traffic Committee meeting held           on 5 February 2009 be adopted with the exception of Items 9, 8, 1           and 3.

(b)   Further, that the PTC reports only be provided to Councillors prior to the PTC meeting and not be included in the Council meeting agenda.

 

Item 9 regarding Rawson Street, Epping – Proposed Centrally Planted Trees

 

MOTION              (Esber/Wearne)

 

That the decision on item 9 regarding Rawson Street, Epping – Proposed Centrally Planted Trees be altered to read:-

 

            (a)That the proposed central islands and tree planting as previously exhibited proceed in Rawson Street, Epping from William Street south to Chesterfield Road.

 

            (b) That the trees to be planted be of a size that allows clear visibility to a height of 1.2 metres to ensure safe driving conditions.

 

AMENDMENT   (Wilson/Lim)

 

That no further action be taken with respect to item 9 regarding Rawson Street, Epping – Proposed Centrally Planted Trees.

 

The amendment was put and lost.

 

The motion was put and carried.

 

Item 8 – Kleins Road, Northmead – Roundabout at Balmoral Road/Kleins Road intersection and median island from Briens Road to Balmoral Road Associated with proposed Aldi Supermarket Development.

 

RESOLVED      (Lim/Finn)

(a)   That the decision of the Parramatta Traffic Committee in relation to         Item 8 be adopted.

(b)     Further, that the Parramatta Traffic Committee also consider as   a matter of urgency the following:-

           1      A “No Right Turn” from Kleins Road into Balmoral Road.

           2      On the north eastern side of Kleins Road nearest the Aldi         proposal a one lane which is in actual fact almost two lanes         wide to help ease congestion.

           3      A relocation of the disabled spaces to the southern end near         the letter box.

           4      A residents parking scheme for all the “B” streets in         Northmead.

           5      Impose a “No Parking” restriction for 7 days for one side of         Balmoral Street; and

           6      Similar to the phasing at the intersection of Park Road and         Victoria Road, Rydalmere could the phasing of traffic flow be         such that all north bound traffic from Kleins Road into Briens         Road and Kleins Road is separate from all south bound traffic         from Kleins Road into Briens Road and Kleins Road.

 

NOTE:       Councillor Esber had declared an interest in relation to Item 8 as he is a part owner of one of the associated properties and temporarily retired from the meeting during consideration and voting on this item.

 

Item 1 – Proposed One-Way Restriction and changes to access and parking layout in the Service Road at the intersection of Mobbs Lane and Mulyan Avenue, Carlingford

 

RESOLVED      (Wearne/Chedid)

That the decision of the Parramatta Traffic Committee carried in relation to item 1 be adopted with an additional clause 5 to read:-

 

“ 5.That Council Officers where appropriate install no parking signage on the eastern side between the new entry to the one way restriction and corner of Mulyan Avenue and Mobbs Lane as may be a proposed item under delegated authority.”

 

Item 3 – South Street, Granville – Neighbourhood Centre Program Works (Granville Town Centre)

 

RESOLVED      (Garrard/Chedid)

That the decision of the Parramatta Traffic Committee carried in relation to item 3 be altered to read as follows:-

“(a)    That Council approve the following works as shown in the      plans           attached to this report:-

          1.      Relocation of No Stopping restrictions for the existing                       pedestrian crossing in South Street, Granville, north of                      Mary Street.

(b) Further, that the proposed median island works in South Street, Granville, between Mary Street and Russell Street be deferred for 2 months as this works relates to the Granville Pedestrian Study which is currently under consideration.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

 

In accordance with Council's decision of 23 October 2000 (Minute No 5712) the meeting adjourned at 8.33 pm for a period of 15 minutes.

 

 

RESUMPTION OF MEETING

 

 

The meeting resumed in the Council Chamber at 8.48 pm, there being in attendance The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa, OAM, and Councillors P B Barber, A Bide, J Chedid, G Elmore, P Esber, J D Finn, P J Garrard, M Lack, C X Lim, S Lloyd, M McDermott, P Maitra, L E Wearne and A A Wilson.

 

 

 

 

10.4

SUBJECT          Traffic Engineering Advisory Group meeting minutes held on 5 February 2009

REFERENCE    F2008/05098 - D01132373

REPORT OF      Manager Traffic and Transport

10500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLVED       (Lim/Elmore)

 

(a)       That the minutes of the Traffic Engineering Advisory Group meeting held on 5 February 2009 be adopted with the exception of Items B3, B5 and B6.

(b)       That the following decisions in relation to Items B3, B5 and B6 be adopted:-

 

(1) Item B3 – B – Double approved routes south of Parramatta                 Road

 

          That no further action be taken on the recommendation of the           TEAG in relation to item B3.

                                                                                                                                

         (2) Item B5 – Prioritisation, Funding and Design of Traffic          Calming                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

That in relation to Item B5, Part 1 of the Traffic Engineering Advisory Group’s decision be adopted as part (a), with the deletion of parts 2 and 3, and the addition of a new (b) to read:-

  “ (b)     That Council introduce a funding program for the Road Safety and Amenity List into the budget for 2009/2010 and that funding for the program be from fine revenue in the City.”                                                                                                                                       

 

 

(3)Item B6 – Dellwood Street, Gordon Avenue, Pegler Avenue and Oakleigh Avenue, South Granville – Consideration of Traffic Conditions

 

That the recommendation of the Traffic Engineering Advisory Group in relation to Item B6 be adopted subject to a meeting being held with ward councillors and the Traffic Department to determine the site for the pedestrian crossing in Dellwood Street.

 

(c)       Further, that the TEAG reports only be provided to Councillors prior to the TEAG meeting and not be included in the Council meeting agenda.

 

 

Culture and Leisure

 

11.1

SUBJECT          Naming of an Unnamed Public Reserve in Guildford as Waddangalli Woodland

REFERENCE    F2008/01238 - D01066683

REPORT OF      Recreation Planner

10501

RESOLVED       (Wilson/Lim)

 

(a)       That the unnamed public reserve on the western side of Campbell Hill Road (adjoining Woodville Golf Course) in Guildford be endorsed in principle as Waddangalli Woodland, and it be referred to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for formal assignment under the Geographical Names Act 1966.

(b)       That if approval is granted by the Geographical Names Board, a park name sign be erected at the reserve, to be funded from Parks Improvement Project number 1353.

(c)       That any persons who lodged a submission in relation to the proposed name be advised of Council’s decision.

(d)       Further, that in future, consultation be held with local historical societies in relation to possible names.

 

 

 

 

 

11.2

SUBJECT          Proposed Transfer of Various Parcels of Land to Council

REFERENCE    F2007/01298 - D01132933

REPORT OF      Property Program Manager

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That following the finalisation of the deed Council accept the transfer in fee simple of lots 1 and 2 DP986628 (part of Woodville Golf Course) from the Department of Planning and that all relevant documentation be completed under the seal of Council.

 

NOTE:       This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

 

11.3

SUBJECT          Relationship to Sydney Turf Club & Golden Slipper

REFERENCE    F2005/01920 - D01134351

REPORT OF      Acting Service Manager - Major Events and Sponsorship

10502

RESOLVED       (Garrard/Wilson)

 

(a)     That Council receive and note the report.

(b)      Further, that Council re-establish a similar arrangement to that which existed previously with the Sydney Turf Club (STC) (for a 5 year period from 2003) through dialogue with the STC and subsequent report to Council.

 

 

 

Community Care

 

12.1

SUBJECT          Affordable Housing

REFERENCE    F2004/06029 - D01128480

REPORT OF      Manager - Social Outcomes

10503

RESOLVED       (Barber/Lim)

 

(a)     That Council note Parramatta’s current affordable housing need and its impact on the community.

(b)     Further, that Council develop a detailed Affordable Housing Policy 2009 with an implementation mechanism and this be reported back to Council in May 2009 for consideration.

 

 

City Leadership and Management

 

13.1

SUBJECT          Investments Report for November 2008

REFERENCE    F2008/01474 - D01118879

REPORT OF      Manager - Finance

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the investments report for November 2008.

 

NOTE:          This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

 

13.2

SUBJECT          Investments Report for December 2008

REFERENCE    F2008/01474 - D01124196

REPORT OF      Manager - Finance

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive and note the investments report for December 2008.

 

NOTE:       This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

 

13.3

SUBJECT          Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) Conference - 56th Annual Conference 'Women in Leadership - The Roadmap' from 19 - 22 March 2009 in Queanbeyan

REFERENCE    F2004/06887 - D01127913

REPORT OF      Service Manager - Council Support

10504

RESOLVED       (Lim/Chedid)

 

That Councillors J D Finn, M Lack and L E Wearne attend the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Conference 56th Annual Conference ‘Women in Leadership – The Roadmap’ from 19 - 22 March 2009 in Queanbeyan.

 

 

 

 

13.4

SUBJECT          Disclosure of interests register

REFERENCE    F2004/07102 - D01128911

REPORT OF      Policy Review Officer

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That it be noted the section 449 returns for newly elected Councillors were tabled at the meeting.

 

NOTE:          This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

 

13.5

SUBJECT          Whistleblowers Protection Policy

REFERENCE    F2009/00449 - D01131168

REPORT OF      Manager Service Audit and Review. Also Manager Service Audit and Review Memorandum dated 23 February 2009.

10505

RESOLVED       (Bide/Lim)

 

That consideration of this matter be deferred to Closed Session (Item 15.1).

 

 

 

13.6

SUBJECT          2008/09 Management Plan - December Quarterly Review

REFERENCE    F2008/04591 - D01134135

REPORT OF      Manager - Finance

 

RESOLVED

 

(a)       That Council adopt the Chief Executive Officer’s December 2008 Quarterly Review of the 2008/09 Management Plan and Budget. (Attachment 1).

(b)       That Council note and approve the actual results and variations to the previously adopted budget estimates for the 2008/09 financial year as detailed in Attachment 1.

(c)       Further, that Council adopt the Responsible Accounting Officer’s report on the financial position of the Council.

 

NOTE:      This matter was adopted under Minute No 10488 – Council Matters To Be Adopted Without Discussion.

 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

10506

RESOLVED       (Esber/Lim)

 

Members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting of the Closed Session and access to the correspondence and reports relating to the item considered during the course of the Closed Session be withheld.  This action is taken in accordance with Section 10A (2) of the Local Government Act, 1993 as the items listed come within the following provisions:-

 

15.1...... Whistleblowers Protection Policy.

............. This report is confidential in accordance with section 10a (2) (a) of the Local Government Act 1993 as the report may contain personnel matters concerning particular individuals.

 

15.2...... Tender No. 32/2008 Preston Road, Old Toongabbie - Construction of Stormwater Drainage Improvement Works Including Pipe Laying, Pit Replacement, Lintel Upgrade and Associated Works

This report is confidential in accordance with section 10A (2) (d) of the Local Government act 1993 as the 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.

 

15.3       Tender 27/2008 - Collection & Mapping Of Constructed Stormwater System Assets.

This report is confidential in accordance with section 10A (2) (d) of the Local Government act 1993 as the 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.

 

 

 

 

RESUMPTION OF MEETING

 

 

That the decisions of Closed Session be noted as follows:-

 

 

 

 

1

SUBJECT          Whistleblowers Protection Policy

REFERENCE    F2009/00449 - D01131168

REPORT OF      Manager Service Audit and Review. Also Manager Service Audit and Review Memorandum dated 23 February 2009

10507

RESOLVED      (Bide/McDermott)

(a)      That Council receive and note the report of the Manager Service Audit and Review.

(b)      Further, that in line with recommendation clause 12, that the CEO within the next 10 working days approach the large accounting firms offering external whistleblower dedicated ‘phone in hotline’ number with a view to ascertaining what they can offer in terms of services and report back to the first Council Meeting after that date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

SUBJECT          Tender No. 32/2008 Preston Road, Old Toongabbie - Construction of Stormwater Drainage Improvement Works Including Pipe Laying, Pit Replacement, Lintel Upgrade and Associated Works

REFERENCE    F2008/04978 – D01130300

REPORT OF      Supervisor – Project Management

10508

RESOLVED       (Bide/Barber)

(a)       That the tender submitted by Devcon Civil Pty Ltd for the construction of stormwater drainage improvement works at Preston Road, Old Toongabbie for the sum of $163,805.69 (excluding GST) be accepted.

(b)       That all unsuccessful tenderers be advised of Council’s decision in this matter.

(c)        Further, that the Lord Mayor and Chief Executive Officer be given delegated authority to execute and affix the Common Seal of Council to the necessary documents.

 

 

 

3

SUBJECT          Tender 27/2008 - Collection & Mapping of Constructed Stormwater System Assets.

REFERENCE    F2008/04476 - D01131196

REPORT OF      Service Manager Civil Infrastructure. Also Manager City Assets and Environment Memorandum dated 23 February 2009.

10509

RESOLVED       (Bide/Barber)

 

(a)       That the tender submitted by Civic Services Group Bankstown City Council for the collection and mapping of constructed stormwater system asset data for the unit rate of $18.19 per pit (excluding GST) be accepted.

(b)       That all unsuccessful tenderers be advised of Council’s decision in this matter.

(c)        Further, that the Lord Mayor and Chief Executive Officer be given delegated authority to execute and affix the Common Seal of Council to the necessary documents.

 

 

 

QUESTION TIME

 

 

1

SUBJECT          163 Kissing Point Road, Dundas - Possible Illegal Fill

REFERENCE    F2005/00017

FROM                 Councillor M McDermott

10510

Councillor McDermott requested that the Chief Executive Officer investigate whether the placement of large amounts of fill on a property at 163 Kissing Point Road is authorised and/or legal.

 

He added that the fill is creating problems for neighbouring properties in periods of wet weather.

 

 

 

2

SUBJECT          Unauthorised Businesses

REFERENCE    F2004/07401

FROM                 Councillor C X Lim

10511

Councillor Lim noted that often businesses commenced without development consent can be detected through the non compliance section.

 

Councillor Lim asked, however, whether there was any opportunity for rangers to discover illegal operations, separate from the compliance section, perhaps through complaints received in relation to noise or similar issues.

 

Councillor Lim requested that he be provided with a memorandum addressing this issue.

 

 

 

 

3

SUBJECT          Advertising Trailers

REFERENCE    F2008/04592

FROM                 Councillor G Elmore

10512

Councillor Elmore advised that a box trailer advertising a child care centre is often parked at Merrylands Station utilising valuable commuter parking.

 

He asked whether this activity was illegal and requested a report on whether there was any action available to Council to move these trailers on.

 

 

 

 

4

SUBJECT          Binalong Park Tennis Courts

REFERENCE    F2007/00050

FROM                 Councillor S Lloyd

10513

Councillor Lloyd requested advice as to whether it was possible for both gates, including the car park, at the Binalong Park Tennis Courts to be locked at 10.00 pm each night.

 

 

 

 

5

SUBJECT          Development at 12 Buckleys Road, Winston Hills

REFERENCE    F2005/01825

FROM                 Councillor S Lloyd

10514

Councillor Lloyd advised that he had received complaints in relation to the development at 12 Buckleys Road, Winston Hills.

 

Apparently Council’s rangers had investigated the site; however, the recommendations of Council appeared not to have been followed.

 

Councillor Lloyd requested advice as to whether the initial investigation had been followed up as problems with dust and dirt, especially in Rebecca Parade, were still being experienced.

 

 

 

 

6

SUBJECT          Overgrown Trees and Hedges

REFERENCE    F2008/04592

FROM                 Councillor P B Barber

10515

Councillor Barber sought advice as to whether Council can direct residents/home owners to trim overgrown trees and hedges which impede pedestrian access on footpaths and verges.

 

He further asked whether Council had any standards in place relating to this issue.

 

 

 

 

7

SUBJECT          Operational Liaison Officers

REFERENCE    F2004/06920

FROM                 Councillor A Bide

10516

Councillor Bide requested that he be provided with advice on the present status of the Operational Liaison Officers.

 

 

 

8

SUBJECT          Church Street Mall - Alcohol Free Zone

REFERENCE    F2007/00155

FROM                 Councillor P Maitra

10517

Councillor Maitra advised that users of St Johns Park, opposite Parramatta Town Hall, had recently been threatened by intoxicated persons from the Mall.

 

Councillor Maitra asked whether this area was an established Alcohol Free Zone and whether any action could be taken to prevent a similar occurrence.

 

 

 

9

SUBJECT          Lady Mayoress Bushfire Concert

REFERENCE    F2008/00400

FROM                 The Lord Mayor Councillor A Issa OAM

10518

The Lord Mayor, Councillor A Issa OAM reminded Councillors that the Lady Mayoress Bushfire Concert would be held on Friday, 6 March 2009 and encouraged all to attend.

 

He added that tickets were available from the Riverside Theatres

 

 

The meeting terminated at 9.53 pm.

 

THIS PAGE AND THE PRECEDING 16 PAGES ARE THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2009 AND CONFIRMED ON MONDAY, 9 MARCH 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Mayor