Council Meeting round up for Tuesday 20 August

Published on 27 August 2019

Here are the key decisions and outcomes on Council reports from the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 20 August.

If you would like to learn more about a particular issue or decision visit our Council’s Business paper page for more information. Council Meetings are now livestreamed and stored on our website for one month following the meeting. You can view a video of the latest Council Meeting here. 

  • Approved lodgement of the planning proposal for the Lindfield Village Hub, based on a nine-storey height limit. The Lindfield Village Hub will create a centralised area of shopping outlets, residential apartments, a new library, parkland and a community centre on the site of what is now the Woodford Lane public car park. View full Council decision here.
  • Approved sponsorship requests that were over $5000 for a number of local events and initiatives.
  • Resolved that a number of policy updates be placed under public exhibition and reported back to Council. These include Commercial Leasing, Acquisition and Divestment of Land, Easement Management, Planning Agreements.
  • Received a report which detailed the Mayoral donations made during the 2018/2019 financial year.
  • Received Council’s Investment Report for July 2019, which provides a  summary of investments and performance.
  • Received a report analysing Land and Environment Court costs for the quarter ended 30 June 2019.
  • Endorsed carrying forward a number of 2018/19 projects into the current financial year. See business paper for a full list of projects.
  • Endorsed submitting “Boyds Orchard Park” as the name for a new park at Allan Avenue Turramurra. It will now sit with the Geographical Names Board for approval.Approved naming the new road linking Dumaresq Street to Moree Street Gordon, “Hanson Way”.
  • Council to provide a letter of support to the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) for their Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund Application.
  • Council to consider the recommendations from the Heritage Reference Committee (HRC) for the applications under the Heritage Home Grants program for 2019/2020. Council will also consider increasing the total funds available via its Heritage Home Grants program to $50,000 per year as part of the preparation of next financial year’s budget. Council also received the Heritage Reference Committee Meeting Minutes for a number of previous meetings.
  • Provided approval to undertake community consultation on Kissing Point Baseball Club’s (KPBC) proposal to include a baseball/softball batting cage at Sir David Martin Reserve  (Auluba 3) in South Turramurra.  KPBC has secured funding of $50,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program to contribute towards the delivery of a new batting cage.
  • Accepted the preferred tenderer to complete the Irish Town Grove playground upgrade.
  • Resolved to enter into a lease agreement with the West Pymble Bicentennial Club for a maximum term of 21 years.
  • Resolved to have a report be brought to Council documenting the Blue Gum High Forest’s progress of regeneration and future plans.
  • Council to submit a motion to the LGNSW annual conference to lobby the NSW Government to prioritise the delivery of waste recovery facilities as key infrastructure for NSW to support a circular economy and minimise landfill.
  • Council to delegate to the General Manager the authority to  lodge its submission on the “Review of the Local Government Rating System - Final Report December 2016”. Council should also promote on the website encouraging residents to give feedback on the report.