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MINUTES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD ON LEVEL 6, CIVIC CENTRE, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON TUESDAY 17 JULY 2012, COMMENCING AT 7:00 PM.

 

 

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

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms V Chan††††††† General Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms C King††††††††† Acting Director Corporate and Community Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr P Sarin††††††††† Director Planning and Environment

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr T Giunta††††††† Acting Director Works and Infrastructure

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms J Harris†††††††† Team Leader Sustainability

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms G Rennard† Manager Governance††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Aboriginal 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††††

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† RESOLVED††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mansour / Kelso

 

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

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

RESOLVED††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mansour / Rerceretnam

 

That the minutes of the Environmental Committee Meeting held on 24 April 2012 be confirmed and the recommendations contained in the Minutes be adopted.

 

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Staff Reports

 

 

Environmental Levy Projects 2012-13.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EC 6.1

 

 

RESOLVED†††††††††††††††††††††††† Lofts / Stott

 

1/3††† That Council endorse the Environmental Levy Projects for ††††††††† 2012/13 as tabled in this report.

 

2/3††† That Council receive a further report on the street tree planting ††††††††† program indicating which streets will be included.

 

3/3††† That Council receive a further report on the plans of ††††††††† management† to upgrade the Yasmar Gardens.

 

 

 

 

GreenWay Governance Research Final Report.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EC 6.2

 

 

Members of the public addressed the meeting.

 

Warren Moss addressed Council at 7.21pm and concluded at 7.36pm.

 

 

†RESOLVED††††††††††††††††††††††† Drury / Lofts

 

1/3 That Council notes the completion of the Macquarie University research partnership as part of the GreenWay Sustainability Project, including the Final Report and Key Findings.

 

2/3 That Council notes the key recommended models for the GreenWay include a GreenWay Place Manager, a GreenWay Association or a Place Manager transitioning to an Association.

 

3/3 That Council notes the researchersí recommendations for exploring innovative alternatives for continuing to fund the GreenWay programs and realise the shared pathway, including philanthropic donations, entrepreneurship and corporate partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final GreenWay Active Transport Strategy.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EC 6.3

 

 

RESOLVED†††††††††††††††††††††††† Rerceretnam / Wang

 

1/4 That Council adopts the GreenWay Active Transport Strategy & Action Plan

 

2/4 That Council notes the requirement for ongoing implementation of the GreenWay Active Transport Strategy and its initiatives as part of its ongoing active transport and sustainability programs

 

3/4† That Council forward copies of the GreenWay Active Transport Strategy and Action Plan to our local MPís for their information and seeking their endorsement.

 

4/4† That Council forward a copy of the plan to the Minister for Transport for her information and request a meeting to discuss options work with the government to implement the initiatives contained in the Action Plan.

 

 

 

 

Draft GreenWay Biodiversity Strategy.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† EC 6.4

 

 

RESOLVED†††††††††††††††††††††††† Lofts / Rerceretnam

 

That Council endorses the draft GreenWay Biodiversity Strategy for public exhibition for 28 days starting in July 2012.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Nil

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 7.40PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Environmental Committee

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

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