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MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL HELD IN HABERFIELD LIBRARY, 78 DALHOUSIE STREET, HABERFIELD ON TUESDAY 8 MARCH 2011, COMMENCING AT 6:33PM.

 

 

PRESENT         His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Cassidy in the Chair and Councillors Drury, Kelso, Kennedy, Lofts, Mansour, McKenna, Rerceretnam, Stott, Wang and Wangmann

                           

                            Ms V Chan         General Manager

                            Ms N Kettle         Director Corporate and Community Services

                            Mr P Sarin          Director Planning and Environment

                            Mr S Joannidis   Director Works and Infrastructure

                            Ms L Pascuzzo  Minute Taker

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Indigenous community have been custodians for many centuries, and on which Aboriginal people have performed age old ceremonies. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region."

 

 

APOLOGIES    

 

45/11                  RESOLVED                          Lofts/Kelso

 

An apology for lateness was received and accepted from Councillor Drury.

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillor Stott.

 

It is noted that Councillor Adams was not present and no apology was received with respect to his absence

 

                            Councillor Drury attended the meeting at 6:35pm.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

DEATH OF HUGH FRASER. Edward Cassidy - Mayor. Report Submitted.

(25/02/11)                                                             Public Relations>Condolence

                                        h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM080311MM_2.doc

                                                                                             MM2/2011 Attached

 

46/11

RESOLVED                         Cassidy

 

That Council send a letter offering its sincere and respectful condolences to his widow, Mrs. Christine Fraser.

 

 

MOMENT OF PRIVATE CONTEMPLATION

 

                          The chairperson invited Councillors, staff, members of the press and gallery to stand and observe a moment of private contemplation.

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

47/11

RESOLVED                         Lofts/Cassidy

 

That standing orders be suspended to deal with item NM4. The time being 6.38pm.

 

 

 

COMPULSoRY ACQUISITION OF HABERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL LAND. Lyall Kennedy - Councillor. Report Submitted.

(07/03/11)                                                                     Haberfield Public School

                                         h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM080311NM_4.doc

                                                                                              NM4/2011 Attached

 

48/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

49/11

resolved                        Cassidy/Kennedy

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Dr Kalpesh Ghandi P&C President, Haberfield Public School addressed the meeting at 6:38pm and concluded at 6:47pm.

 

RESOLVED                        Mansour/Kennedy

 

That Dr Kalpesh Ghandi be granted an extension of time.

 

50/11

RESOLVED                         Kennedy/Kelso

 

1/6    That Council support Haberfield P&C in their campaign to           retain land that is proposed for compulsory acquisition by the           government.

 

2/6    That the General Manager contacts the Haberfield P&C           President to determine how Council can materially support the           campaign.

 

3/6    That Council contact the next Minister for Lands requesting the:

§         immediate reversal of the compulsory acquisition order; and

§         finalisation of the Plan of Management for the Yasmar estate.

 

4/6    That the issue be the subject of the next Mayoral column.

 

5/6    That Council immediately write to all parties and local           candidates contesting the NSW election seeking their           commitment to:

a)     A Plan of Management for Yasmar Estate to be completed by the end of 2011

b)     That all land currently used by the Haberfield Public School be retained

 

6/6    That responses and non responses be printed in the local           paper by Council before 26 March 2011

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion:

 

Councillors Kelso, Lofts, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Mansour, Rerceretnam and Cassidy.

 

Against the Motion:

 

Councillor Drury

 

The Motion was Carried.

 

 

A motion was foreshadowed by Councillor McKenna and not accepted by the mover and seconder.

 

1/2    That the Plan of Management be completed as a matter of urgency

 

2/2    That Council write to the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition           requesting that the acquisition of land from Haberfield Public School           be reconsidered following the election and another solution found.

 

This foreshadowed motion was not addressed.

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED

 

The Mayor adjourned the meeting to allow for members of the public to disperse from the gallery. The time being 7:23pm.

 

MEETING RESUMED

 

              The Mayor resumed the meeting. The Time being 7:29pm.

Councillors present at the time of resumption were Councillors Cassidy, Kelso, Lofts, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Mansour and Drury.

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

51/11

RESOLVED                         Cassidy/Kennedy

 

That standing orders be suspended to deal with item 10.2. The time being 7:30pm.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2010.230.2

76 PROSPECT ROAD, SUMMER HILL

Andrew Johnston - Development Assessment Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 and 2.

(24/02/11)                                                                                          10.2010.230

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                                                                                                 CM 10.2 Attached

 

 

 

52/11

Councillor Rerceretnam returned to the meeting at 7:31pm.

 

resolved                     Cassidy/Kennedy

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Loretta Baker addressed the meeting at 7:30pm and concluded at 7:32pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53/11

MOVED                                 Mansour/Cassidy

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) modify Development Consent No. 10.2010.230.1 for alterations and additions to the convent and the erection of a carport on Lot 1 in DP: 301799, known as 76 Prospect Road, Summer Hill, in the following manner:

 

a)     That condition B(1)(a) and Condition C(2) be deleted.

 

The voting was as follows:-

 

For the motion

 

Councillors Mansour and Cassidy

 

Against the motion

 

Councillors Kelso, Lofts, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, Rerceretnam, Drury and McKenna.

 

The motion was lost

 

 

A foreshadowed motion was moved by Councillor Drury and seconded by Councillor Kelso.

 

RESOLVED                                   Drury / Kelso

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) modify Development Consent No. 10.2010.230.1 for alterations and additions to the convent and the erection of a carport on Lot 1 in DP: 301799, known as 76 Prospect Road, Summer Hill, as per the conditions in the report.

 

Councillor Kennedy left the meeting at 7:39pm and returned at 7:45pm.

 

The voting was as follows:-

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors Kelso,  Lofts, Wangmann, Wang, McKenna, Rerceretnam, Drury and Kennedy.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Mansour and Cassidy

 

The Motion was carried

 

 

A foreshadowed motion was moved by Councillor Cassidy and seconded by Councillor Mansour

 

That 80% of the Section 94A Contribution imposed be waived.

 

This foreshadowed Motion was Not Addressed.

 

         

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

54/11

RESOLVED               McKenna/Wangmann

 

That standing orders be suspended to deal with item 10.1 The time being 7:52 pm.

 

 

Staff Reports

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2010.280.1

3 CLISSOLD STREET, ASHFIELD

Haroula Michael - Development Assessment Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 4.

(01/03/11)                                                                                       10.2010.280.1

                                         h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM080311SR_3.doc

                                                                                                 CM 10.1 Attached

 

55/11

resolved              McKenna/Wangmann

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Harry Ewing addressed the meeting at 7:53pm and concluded at 7:58pm

 

Joe Volpato addressed the meeting at 7:58pm and concluded at 8:04pm

 

Luca Zandos addressed the meeting at 8:04pm and concluded at 8:07pm.

 

Rou Lan Zhang addressed the meeting at 8:07pm and concluded at 8:08pm.

 

Cathy Long addressed the meeting at 8:08pm and concluded at 8:11pm.

 

56/11

RESOLVED                Kelso/Mansour

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 determine Development Application No. 10.2010.280.1. subject to the conditions in the report and the following condition:

 

That  a)     That Council approve the application subject to deletion of the           verandah on the garage and replacement of the sliding glass doors with windows at least 1800mm off the floor of the study.

 

The Voting was as follows:-

 

For the motion:

 

Councillors Kelso, Lofts, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Mansour, Drury and Cassidy

 

Against the Motion:

 

Councillors Wangmann and Rerceretnam.

 

           The Motion was Carried.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

 

57/11

RESOLVED               McKenna/Mansour

 

That standing orders be resumed. The time being 8.23pm.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

58/11

RESOLVED                    Kennedy/McKenna

 

That the minutes of the Aboriginal Consultative Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 2 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

59/11

RESOLVED                    Drury/McKenna

 

That the minutes of the Civic Centre Redevelopment Steering Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 15 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

60/11

RESOLVED                    Kelso/Kennedy

 

That the minutes of the Ashfield Youth Committee Meeting held on Monday 21 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

61/11

RESOLVED                    Mansour/Wangmann

 

That the minutes of the Budget and Operations Review Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 22 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

 

62/11

RESOLVED                    Mansour/Wang

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22 February 2011 be confirmed.

 

  

 

Notices Of Motion

 

 

100TH GLOBAL CENTENARY OF INTERNATIONNAL WOMEN'S DAY ON 8 MARCH 2011. Monica Wangmann - Councillor. Report Submitted with attachment 1.

(07/03/11)                                    Public Relations>International Women's Day

                                         h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM080311NM_3.doc

                                                                                              NM3/2011 Attached

 

63/11

RESOLVED                         Wangmann / McKenna

 

That Council recognises the significance of the 100th Global Centenary of International Women's Day on 8 March 2011. International Women's Day is celebrated by women, men and children in countries all over the world and highlights the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. On the Centenary anniversary of International Women's Day it is fitting that Council re-affirms its strong commitment to continue to work together as a community to eliminate barriers to women's participation in our society and through Council's example, work to embody the principles of gender equity into all facets of our community. In thinking globally and acting locally Council will take a leadership role in ensuring a fair, safe, bright and rewarding future for women and girls.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                   LEFT-HAND TURN SIGNS ON ROOFTOP CARPARK

 

Councillor Drury – That Council write to Ashfield Mall to ask them to put bigger signs to replace the current ‘No Left Turn’ signs and ‘No Right Turn’ signs that are at the top of the car ramp that comes to the Mall from Holden Street.

 

Director of Works and Infrastructure Services – the matter has been taken on notice

 

 

CORNER BRUCE AND LIVERPOOL ST SITE

 

Councillor Drury – That Council write to the owners of the derelict building on the corner of Bruce and Liverpool St and ask them to remove the graffiti as soon as possible

 

Director of Works and Infrastructure Services – the matter has been taken on notice and the matter will be pursued

 

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

64/11         RESOLVED                         McKenna/Kennedy

 

That Councillor Drury be granted a leave of absence for the next Council Meeting of 22 March 2011.

 

RADIO STATION

 

Councillor Mansour – That Council consider the request to waive the fee

 

General Manager - Officers will take the comment on board.

 

 

ASHFIELD PARK

 

Councillor McKenna – that Council staff responsible for maintaining Ashfield Park be commended for their work.

 

 

WOLSELEY ST, HABERFIELD

 

Councillor McKenna – Residents have commented about the increasing number of taxi cab changeovers occurring in this street.

 

 

DA ASSESSMENT TIME

 

Councillor Wang – Ashfield Council is the fastest DA time in Sydney and staff to be congratulated

 

 

McDONALDS DA

 

Councillor Wangmann – queried as to the when the final cut off time for appeal would be.

 

Director of Planning and Infrastructure – the judgment is an interim judgment and Council will be advised of the cut off time once this final judgment is given.

 

Councillors Drury and Kelso left the meeting at 8:42pm.

 

 

BRESCIA FURNITURE SITE

 

Councillor Wangmann – seeking update on Brescia Furniture development application.

 

Director of Planning and Infrastructure – the matter has been taken on notice and further information will be provided to Councillors

 

 

DA assessment process

 

Councillor Wangmann – raised concerns about the Development

 

General Manager – Director of Planning has prepared a report which will be reissued all Councillors

 

 

PROMPT REPLIES TO CRM’s

 

Councillor Lofts - Councillor staff to be thanked for the prompt replies to CRM’s

 

 

WESLEY AND EDWARD ST

 

Councillor Lofts  - street tree has raised gutter causing severe puddling when it rains

 

Director of Works and Infrastructure Services – the matter has been taken on notice and the issue will be reviewed

 

 

SHOPPING TROLLEYS

 

Councillor Cassidy – That Council write to Woolworths to install coin operated trolleys on the basis that other supermarkets have coined operated trolleys now.

That Council Officers prepare a Memo for Councillors with the response received.

 

 

                   RECYCLING AND WASTE

 

Councillor Rerceretnam – requested that one of Council’s Environment Officers approach Summer Hill Public School’s Year 6 classes to explain the recycling regime and the relevance of recycling waste contracts.

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 9:00pm.

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Ordinary Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

Chairperson

 

Date