Council meeting outcomes for Tuesday 19 November 2019

Published on 22 November 2019

Here are the key decisions and outcomes on Council reports from the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 19 November.

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  • Two Mayoral Minutes were unanimously adopted.

The first was on waste recycling, asking for Council support for the campaign by LGNSW urging the State Government to do more for waste recycling.

The second on the bushfire emergency commended Council staff, emergency services and RFS volunteers on their response to the bushfire emergency last week. 

  • Lindfield Village Hub – Council granted approval to issue the Invitation for Request for Tender (RFT) to the market in December 2019.
  • The Council adopted the proposed Traffic Committee, Council Meeting and Public Forum dates for 2020. 
  • Council approved a submission to the NSW Department of Local Government Model Code of Conduct Councillor's - Gifts and Benefits to raise the monetary cap on the value of gifts that may be accepted by Councillors only to $100. 
  • The Council received and noted the results of the first quarterly budget review for the period July to September 2019 and the quarterly report on Land & Environment Court costs for this period.
  • The Council received and noted the summary of investments performance for October 2019.
  • A review of two policies on development and regulation – the Compliance and Local Approvals policies – were adopted by Council.
  • The Council adopted a draft Waste Management Strategy for public exhibition for 28 days. The main changes proposed by the Strategy are:
    • Maintain current domestic waste and recycling services.
    • Adjust clean-up service to four services per year.
    • Introduce a booked bulky green waste service to substitute the green waste vouchers and mobile chipping service.
    • Introduce waste recovery at the kerb-side for e-waste, mattresses and metals.
  • Council received and noted the summary of investments performance for October 2019.
  • Council considered the tender for cleaning of Council buildings and amenities and approved the appointment of the preferred tenderer.
  • The draft Local Strategic Planning Statement was endorsed by the Council following its public exhibition. It will now be referred to the NSW Dept. of Planning for final approval.
  • A report on the development contributions scheme was received and noted. The Council requested that the contributions plans and policies be scheduled for updating concurrent with the broader strategic planning framework. 
  • The Council adopted the Single-use Plastic Policy and Sustainable Event Management Policy, following public consultation.
  • Mimosa Oval - The report’s recommendation was considered by Council, as well as a motion and an amendment to the recommendation. No decision was taken at this Council meeting.
  • The installation of a baseball/softball batting cage at Sir David Martin Reserve (Auluba 3), South Turramurra was approved. 
  • Updates to four policies – the Commercial Leasing Policy, Acquisition and Divestment of Land Policy, Easement Management Policy and Planning Agreement Policy – were approved.
  • A notice of motion regarding a Planning Proposal for 45-47 Tennyson Avenue and 105 Eastern Road, Turramurra (Harris Farms) was lost. As previously submitted the Planning Proposal for a Gateway Determination stands and the Department of Planning and Environment be advised accordingly.

Confidential Items:

General Manager’s Performance Review

Potential acquisition of Land at St Ives