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MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL HELD AT HABERFIELD LIBRARY, 78 DALHOUSIE STREET, HABERFIELD ON TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2011, COMMENCING AT 6:35 PM.

 

 

PRESENT         His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Cassidy in the Chair and Councillors Adams, 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 G Rennard    Manager Governance

 

 

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    

 

65/11                  RESOLVED                                  Cassidy / Mansour

 

An apology for lateness was received and accepted from Councillor Adams

 

Councillor Drury was absent due to having previously been granted a leave of absence.

 

 

MOMENT OF PRIVATE CONTEMPLATION

 

                         

 

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUMANI IN JAPAN. Edward Cassidy - Mayor. Report Submitted.

(14/03/11)                                                             Public Relations>Condolence

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                                                                                             MM3/2011 Attached

 

66/11

RESOLVED                         Cassidy

 

That a letter be sent to Shigekazu Sato, Ambassador of Japan to Australia expressing Council’s condolences.

 

 

67/11                   RESOLVED                         Wangmann / Kennedy

 

                          That a letter of condolence be sent to the family of Tosha Takkar and the Indian High Commissioner regarding the senseless murder of Tosha a resident of the Ashfield Municipality.

 

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

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Cassidy declared a Non-Pecuniary / Significant Interest in item CM 10.5 due to being a member of the JRPP and having been advised for this reason not to participate in Council deliberations on proposals that are going to be considered by the JRPP

 

Councillor Kennedy declared a Non-Pecuniary / Significant Interest in item CM 10.5 due to being a member of the JRPP and having been advised for this reason not to participate in Council deliberations on proposals that are going to be considered by the JRPP

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

 

68/11

RESOLVED                          Cassidy / Kelso

 

That standing orders be suspended to deal with item 10.2 and 10.1 followed by the remaining Development Applications reflective of the number of people in the gallery for each proposal. The time being 6.45pm.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2011.036.1

97 FREDERICK STREET, ASHFIELD

Luma Araim - Planning & Building Technical Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 3.

(08/03/11)                                                                                         10.2011.036.

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                                                                                                 CM 10.2 Attached

 

69/11

RESOLVED                                   Wangmann / Lofts

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) approve Development Application No. 10.2011.36.1 for alterations and additions to an existing dwelling house on Lot 4 in DP: : 222870, known as 97 Frederick Street, Ashfield , subject to the conditions as listed in the Officers report

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion

 

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

 

Against the Motion

 

Nil

 

The Motion was Carried.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2010.284.1

5 GROSVENOR CRESCENT, SUMMER HILL. Shakeeb Mushtaq - Specialist Planner. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 4.

(28/02/11)                                                                                       10.2010.284.1

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                                                                                                 CM 10.1 Attached

 

70/11

resolved                                       Wangmann / Cassidy

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Kyla McCarthy addressed the meeting at 6.48pm and concluded at 6.54pm

 

71/11

resolved                         McKenna / Mansour

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) approve Development Application No. 10.2010.284 for demolition of existing building and the erection of a new two storey boarding house comprising 26 boarding rooms, a manager’s room, associated common facilities, car, motorcycle and bicycle parking and external work on Lot 19 Section 6 in DP: 37, known as 5 Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill, subject to the conditions as listed in the Officers report

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors McKenna, Mansour, Kelso,  Lofts, Wang, Kennedy, Rerceretnam

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Wangmann, Cassidy, Stott

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

Due to having previously declared a conflict of interest regarding Item 10.5. The Mayor vacated the Chair. The time being 7.18pm.

 

Due to having previously declared a conflict of interest regarding Item 10.5. Councillor Kennedy left the meeting. The time being 7.18pm.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Wangmann assumed the chair

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2010.301.1

2A BROWN STREET, ASHFIELD

Atalay Bas - Manager Development Services. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 6.

(15/03/11)                                                                                         10.2010.301.

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                                                                                                 CM 10.5 Attached

 

72/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73/11

 

 

 

resolved                                       Rerceretnam / Mansour

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Mona Ayper Akin addressed the meeting at 7.19pm and concluded at 7.24pm

 

Michael Akin addressed the meeting at 7.25pm and concluded at 7.28pm

 

David Hamer addressed the meeting at 7.33pm and concluded at 7.37pm

 

Kerrie Bush addressed the meeting at 7.38pm and concluded at 7.41pm

 

Gulian Vaccari addressed the meeting at 7.41pm and concluded at 7.46pm

 

resolved                                  Mansour / Rerceretnam

 

That Mr Vaccari be granted an extension of time

 

74/11

resolved                                       Rerceretnam / Stott

 

That Ashfield Council recommends to the JRPP that the proposal should be redesigned for the following   reasons:-

 

a)     The proposed development has an FSR in excess of the permitted maximum FSR

 

b)     That Council does not support the SEPP 1 objection

 

c)     The proposed development casts excessive northerly overshadowing on 1 Brown Street, Ashfield and especially on the building referred to as the “GE” building overshadowing between 3 to 5 hours at different points of these 2 buildings. Council considers that the proposal should be re-designed to address severe overshadowing on No.1 Brown Street

 

d)     The bulk and scale of building A and B is excessive

 

e)     The current development is not in the public interest

 

Councillor Kelso left the meeting at 8.05pm and returned at 8.08 pm

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors Kelso, Stott, Lofts, Wang, Wangmann, McKenna, Mansour, Rerceretnam

 

Against the Motion

 

Nil

 

The Motion was Carried

 

                           

                            The Deputy Mayor vacated the chair and the Mayor assumed the Chair. The time being 8.29pm

 

                            Councillor Kennedy returned to the meeting. The time being 8.29pm

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2011.005.1

668-670 PARRAMATTA ROAD, CROYDON. Andrew Johnston - Development Assessment Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 4.

(10/03/11)                                                                                       10.2001.005.1

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                                                                                                 CM 10.4 Attached

 

75/11

resolved                                       Wangmann / Cassidy

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Xin Jian Liu addressed the meeting at 8.31pm and concluded at 8.35pm

 

Councillor Adams attended the meeting at 8.31pm

 

Phuong Luu addressed the meeting at 8.36pm and concluded at 8.37pm

 

Councillor Adams left  the meeting at 8.36pm

 

Jo Melacco addressed the meeting at 8.36pm and concluded at 8.37pm

 

76/11

resolved                                       Wangmann / Rerceretnam

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) refuse Development Application No. 10.2011.5.1 for the use of the premises as a restaurant  on Lot B in DP: 385022, Lot 1 in DP: 455622 and Lot 2 in DP: 656106, collectively known as 668-670 Parramatta Road, Ashfield, for the reasons as stated in the officers report.

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors Kelso, Lofts, Stott, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Rerceretnam, Cassidy

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Mansour

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2009.31.3

283-285 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD

Daisy Younan - Development Assessment Officer. Report Submitted with attachments 1 to 5.

(09/03/11)                                                                                          10.2009.031

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                                                                                                 CM 10.3 Attached

 

77/11

resolved                                       Mansour / Cassidy

 

That members of the public be permitted to address the meeting

 

Grant Cusak addressed the meeting at 8.54pm and concluded at 9pm

 

resolved                                       Mansour / Kelso

 

That Mr Cusak be granted an extension of time

 

78/11

resolved                                       Kelso / Stott

 

That the proposal be deferred until the next Council meeting in order for officers to address issues raised by the applicant in the submission presented to Council.

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For the Motion

 

Councillors Kelso, Lofts, Stott, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Mansour, Rerceretnam, Cassidy

 

Against the Motion

 

Nil

 

The Motion was Carried

 

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

 

79/11                  RESOLVED                                  Lofts / Mansour

 

                            That Standing orders be resumed. The time being 9.02pm

                            Councillors present at the time of resumption included Councillor Kelso, Lofts, Stott, Wangmann, Wang, Kennedy, McKenna, Mansour, Rerceretnam, Cassidy

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

80/11

RESOLVED                                  Mansour / McKenna

 

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 8 March 2011 be confirmed with the following amendments:-

                  - That page 3 –  be amended to note that Councillor Lofts                           voted for Minute No. 50/11 not against

                  - That page  5 –  be amended to note that Councillor                                    Kennedy was present in the room and voted for minute                           No. 53/11. That Councillor Kennedy left the room after                              voting on the motion was concluded not prior to as                                   noted in the draft minutes

                   - That page 5 – be amended to note that Councillor McKenna voted against minute No. 52/11

 

                             Councillor Adam returned to the meeting at 9.06pm

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

 

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CYCLE LINK ADJACENT TO THE INNER WEST LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION AND CITY WEST LINK ROAD. Edward Cassidy - Mayor. Report submitted with attachment 1.

(21/03/11)                                                     Transport & Infrastructure >Issues

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                                                                                                                            MM4/2011 Attached

 

81/11                  resolved                                  Cassidy  / Wang

 

1/2    That Council write to the Premier and the Minister for Transport     supporting the long term cycling needs of the Inner West as requested by Leichhardt Council.

 

2/2    That a copy of the submission be forwarded to the General Manager, Leichhardt Council

 

 

Notices Of Motion

 

 

REQUESTS BY EKUSHE ACADEMY FOR GARBAGE BIN FEE WAIVER. Monica Wangmann - Councillor. Report Submitted with attachments 1 and 2.

(02/03/11)                                                                          Parks & Reserve Hire

                                         h:\reports.bp\Council\Reports\CM220311NM_2.doc

                                                                                              NM2/2011 Attached

 

82/11

resolved                                   Wangmann / Stott

 

 

1/2    That the waiving of charges to the Ekushe Academy, to assist           with the annual celebration of International Mother           Language Day, in Ashfield Park be considered in line with           Councils  Adhoc Donations Policy

 

2/2    That this item be considered and reported on at the next           quarterly budget review

    

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                   CARNIVAL OF CULTURES

 

                  

Councillor Cassidy – That a mayoral press release be prepared explaining the situation regarding the cancellation of the carnival and providing further detail in respect to any possible future event. That the press release also include information as to how and when eligible residents may collect the plants that would have been given away at the carnival.

 

General Manager – staff are currently reconciling the costs associated with the event. Would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Council staff involved with the preparation over the last six months of the carnival. A further report will be provided to Councillors on any potential options for an event later this year.

 

Councillor Mansour – recommended that staff investigate the possibility of insuring for such events in future

 

General Manager – has taken the matter on notice and will provide Councillors with further information

 

 

                   SPEED HUMPS IN PALACE AND HOLDEN STREET

 

Councillor Rerceretnam – has previously placed a notice of motion and customer request with respect to the installation of speed humps at these locations

 

Director Works and Infrastructure Services – consultation process has been undertaken and residents were informed three weeks that speed humps were going to be installed in the near future. Council is currently awaiting the delivery of the items.

 

 

INNER WEST COURIER

 

Councillor Rerceretnam – concerned that the Inner West Courier has no been present at the last few Council meetings

 

Mayor – will contact the editor to enquire as to the attendance of a reporter at meetings

 

 

TAXI CHANGEOVER LOCATIONS IN HABERFIELD

 

Councillor McKenna – raised the issue at the last Council meeting regarding the rubbish that is being left in Wolseley Street, Haberfield and this week the community raised further concerns with respect to extensive rubbish left over from taxi changeover location in Rogers Street, Haberfield

 

Director Works and Infrastructure Services – will arrange for a more frequent and higher concentration of waste collection from these areas.

 

FILMING IN HABERFIELD

 

Councillor Kennedy – concerned that residents have not been correctly notified regarding recent filming that has taken place in Hawthorne Parade

 

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

 

 

STRUCTURE OF MEETINGS

 

Councillor Kennedy – concerned at the structure of meetings at present with a range of committees to follow a council meeting such as tonight. It is suggested that committees be held on a separate night

 

General Manager – the matter has been taken on notice. However would like to highlight that several committees were called tonight in order to present the background material for possible Council Motions to be presented to the National General Assembly and in order to meet the required timeframes. It is not normal practice to host so many committees on a given night.

 

 

STORMWATER ISSUES AT 34 VICTORIA SQUARE

 

Councillor Stott  – tabled photos regarding this property with respect to damage it has received, believe due to camber of road. Believes Council should take some responsibility for this issue and it is also of concern that Trinity Grammar are apparently sandbagging the area.

 

 Director Works and Infrastructure Services – has taken the matter on notice and will provide Councillors with further information with respect to the matter

 

 

DUMPED MATTRESSES

 

Councillor Cassidy – over 10 mattresses were dumped on council streets over the weekend and whilst the majority have been removed, it is requested that the remain be removed from Chandos Street

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 9:42PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Ordinary Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

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