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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL HELD ON LEVEL 6, CIVIC CENTRE, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON TUESDAY 22 JULY 2014, COMMENCING AT 6:42 PM.

 

 

PRESENT         Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor McKenna OAM in the Chair and Councillors Drury, Lofts, Mansour, Passas, Raciti, A Raiola, Stott, and Wang

                           

                            Ms V Chan        General Manager

                            Ms N Kettle        Director Corporate and Community Services

                            Mr P Sarin          Director Planning and Environment

                            Mr R McMaster  Acting Director Works and Infrastructure

                            Mr B Andrews   Manager Corporate Governance

                            Ms L Hopkin      Senior Governance Officer

 

 

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/Lofts

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillors M Raiola and Wangmann.

 

Note: A Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Cassidy from 11 July 2014 to 30 August 2014. 

 

 

CONDOLENCE AND SYMPATHY MOTIONS

 

                            RESOLVED                                  Passas/Drury

 

That Council expresses its deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of those on board Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, who lost their lives in this tragic occurrence.

 

That the Mayor add her signature to the Commonwealth of Australia Condolence book via the web address https://www.pm.gov.au/mh17-condolences.

 

 

PASSING OF MR ELTON STANLEY DRURY.

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                             MM18/2014

 

RESOLVED                McKenna OAM

 

1/2              That Council send a letter of condolence to Councillor           Mark Drury.

 

 2/2             That Council send a donation to the Wesley Mission in lieu                    of flowers.

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

RESOLVED           Mansour/Stott

 

That the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 08 July 2014 be confirmed.

 

 

RESOLVED           Lofts/Mansour

 

That the minutes of the Community Activities & Functions Committee Meeting held on 15 July 2014 be confirmed.

 

 

Councillor A. Raiola joined the meeting at 6:53PM.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

NAIDOC WEEK, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - HON LINDA BURNEY DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION NSW PARLIAMENT & MEMBER FOR CANTERBURY.                                                                    

                                                                                                             MM19/2014

 

 

RESOLVED                McKenna OAM

 

That Council write a letter to the Hon Linda Burney congratulating her on the NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

 

     


 

Staff Reports

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2014.127.1

 

1-13 SMITH STREET SUMMER HILL

                                                                                                                   CM 10.1

 

Members of the public addressed the meeting

Mr M. Grech addressed Council at 6.55PM and concluded at 7:02PM.

Mr M. Stevens addressed Council at 7:02PM and concluded at 7:08PM.

 

 

RESOLVED                Stott/Passas

 

That this matter be deferred to address flood issues and all other problems identified in the officer’s report plus safety for parents entering/exiting site.

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Stott, Mansour, A Raiola, Raciti and Passas.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillors Wang, Lofts, Drury and McKenna OAM.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION: 10.2014.051.1

 

6 GROSVENOR CRESCENT SUMMER HILL

 

                                                                                                                   CM 10.2

 

 

RESOLVED                Passas/Lofts

 

That Council as the consent authority pursuant to Clause 80(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) grant "Deferred Commencement" consent to Development Application No. 10.2014.51.1 for:

 

·    Alterations and additions to the existing building for the use as a boarding house;

·    20 boarding rooms;

·    2 communal living rooms;

 

Basement car parking for

·    5 car parking spaces (including two accessible);

·    5 Motorcycle spaces; and

·    6 Bicycle parking spaces

 

on Lot 18 SEC 6 in DP: 378, known as 6 Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill subject to conditions.

 

A division was called and the voting was as follows:-

For the Motion

 

Councillors Mansour, Wang, Lofts, Drury, A Raiola, McKenna OAM, Raciti and Passas.

 

Against the Motion

 

Councillor Stott.

 

 

Councillor Passas left the meeting at 7:27PM.

 

 

INVESTMENT REPORT JUNE 2014.

                                                                                                                   CM 10.3

 

 

RESOLVED                Lofts/Wang

 

That the Investment Report for June 2014 be received and noted.

 

 

 

LGNSW CONFERENCE - VOTING DELEGATE.

                                                                                                                   CM 10.4

 

 

RESOLVED                Stott/Lofts

 

1/2    That Councillor Lofts attend the conference in place of Councillor         Passas.

 

2/2    That Councillor Wangmann replace Councillor Passas as the           voting delegate, with Councillor Lofts as the alternate should           Councillor Wangmann decline.

 

  

MATTER OF URGENCY

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS TO CONSIDER A MATTER OF URGENCY

 

 

RESOLVED                Lofts/Stott

 

That Standing orders be suspended to allow consideration of urgent business with respect to Trinity Grammar.

 

 

The Mayor ruled the matter urgent.

 

 

TRINITY GRAMMAR – LINK TO RESIDENT ACTION WEBSITE

                                                                                                        

 

RESOLVED                Lofts/Stott

 

That Council authorises the relevant officers to investigate placing a link to Residents Against Further Trinity (Overdevelopment) webpage on Council’s website.

 

The link is:

users.tpg.com.au/walrus;

 

If no technical or probity issues arise, Council authorises our officers to accordingly place the link at the earliest opportunity (with a proviso noting the user is leaving the Council website and that the views expressed on this site are not those of Council) and that this be communicated to Councillors through the office of the Mayor.

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 7:35PM.

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Ordinary Meeting

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

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