Date:

Monday, 18 November 2019

Time:

6.30 pm

Location:

Council Chamber

62-64 Menangle Street

Picton NSW 2571

 

Supplementary AGENDA

Mayoral Minutes and

Amended Report: Item 12.1

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

18 November 2019

Ben Taylor - signature

 

Ben Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda

18 November 2019

 

Order Of Business

10       Mayoral Minute. 4

10.1          Mayoral Minute. 4

10.2          Mayoral Minute - State Government Funding for NSW Public Libraries. 8

12       Management and Provision of Infrastructure. 10

12.1          Traffic Management Upgrades - Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial & 2019 Warragamba Carols. 10

 


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10          Mayoral Minute

10.1       Mayoral Minute

File Number:           10619#937

 

REPORT

This Mayoral Minute provides an update on key events attended by the Mayor or Councillors over the past month together with applications for sponsorships or donations (Attachment 1).

I would also like to congratulate Cr Michael Banasik who has been re-elected onto the Executive of the NSW Association of Mining and Energy Related Council. In addition, I would like to advise that I have been elected to the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Strategic Advisory Committee, which will oversee the strategic direction, operational plans and campaigns of this important national advocacy and collaboration association.

 

Matthew Deeth

MAYOR

November 2019

 

 

Attachments

1.       Mayoral Minute November 2019  

Recommendation

That Council:

1.   Note the update on key events attended by the Mayor or Councillors over the past month as outlined in Attachment 1.

2.   Approve the sponsorship and donation requests detailed in Attachment 1.

3.   Congratulate Cr Michael Banasik who has been re-elected onto the Executive of the NSW Association of Mining and Energy Related Council.

 


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10.2       Mayoral Minute - State Government Funding for NSW Public Libraries

File Number:           10619#943

 

The NSW Public Libraries Association’s 2018-19 Renew Our Libraries campaign was a spectacular success, delivering an increase of $60m in state funding for NSW public libraries over the quadrennial period 2019-20 to 2022-23. This is the largest single increase in state funding since the NSW Library Act was introduced in 1939.

 

This outcome was achieved as a result of the remarkable support of councils, libraries and communities across the state. Over 80% of NSW councils formally endorsed Renew Our Libraries through council resolutions.

 

The NSW Public Libraries Association has requested the support of NSW councils in its advocacy to State Government to develop a sustainable funding model for NSW libraries.

 

Renew Our Libraries Phase Two has recently been launched renewourlibraries.com.au

Well known media and advocacy company Essential Media has been engaged to administer the campaign, the objectives of which are to:

 

·     Index the total increased state funding contribution to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in perpetuity. Without indexation the actual value of state funding for NSW libraries will decline over time, leaving NSW councils to either meet the shortfall or reduce services.

 

·     Protect the new funding commitment by including all elements of the new state funding model in legislation through the Library Act and/or the Library Regulation. Currently, only the per-capita component of the funding model (increasing from $1.85 per capita to $2.85 per capita over the 4-year period 2019-20 to 2022-23) is included in library legislation, leaving 46% of the total funding for NSW libraries at risk.

 

Index the Funding  è Protect the Funding

 

These two simple measures will ensure that NSW councils continue to receive a significantly increased state government contribution to the operation of public libraries across the state, which will be protected by legislation and will not be subject to cost of living attrition over time.

 

This will also mean that the NSW Public Libraries Association, its member councils and libraries across the state can direct their funds and efforts to the ongoing support and development of high quality library services for NSW communities, rather than engaging in expensive and time consuming future funding campaigns.

 

This is our opportunity to lock in the historic 2019 state funding increase for NSW libraries once and for all, thereby ensuring the future prosperity of the NSW public library network.

 

Accordingly, it is recommended that Council supports the NSW Public Libraries Association by formally endorsing Phase Two of the Renew Our Libraries Campaign to secure a sustainable funding model for NSW public libraries in perpetuity.

 

 

Attachments

Nil

Recommendation

1.       That Council make representation to the local State Member Nathanial Smith in relation to the need for a sustainable state funding model for the ongoing provision of public library services.

 

2.       That Council write to the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts and the Hon. Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts, calling for bi-partisan support for Consumer Price Index (CPI) indexation of state funding for NSW public libraries, as well as legislation of all elements of the 2019-20 to 2022-23 NSW state funding model.

 

3.       That Council take a leading role in lobbying for sustainable state government funding for libraries.

 

4.       That Council endorse the distribution of the NSW Public Libraries Association NSW library sustainable funding advocacy information in Council libraries, as well as involvement in any actions proposed by the Association.

 

  


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12          Management and Provision of Infrastructure

12.1       Traffic Management Upgrades - Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial & 2019 Warragamba Carols

File Number:           10619#896

 

Executive Summary

·    Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial, at Council’s meeting of 19 August 2019, it was resolved in part (Resolution 189/2109):

o   That we defer the decision to implement the suggested scheme and undertake further community consultation.

o   That we invite all decision makers including but not limited to the local Member, the police and the RMS to an on-site inspection and discussion with the suggestion of the installation of an off road parking provision on narrow roads for the established residential area of Warragamba, using technical direction TTD 2014/003.

·        The purpose of this report provides the outcomes of the additional consultation and bring to council the items from the Local Traffic Committee meeting of 12 November 2019 requiring a resolution of council to enable implementation.

·        This report recommends that the Minutes of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 8 October 2019 and 12 November be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

o   LTC 8 October 2019 Recommendation 1.2 - Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme

§  The Committee reaffirmed its support of the implementation of a trial installation of permissible parking signs at selected narrow streets in Warragamba at Third Street, Twelfth Street and Thirteenth Street.

§  Community engagement and education be carried out prior to the implementation of the trial.

§  At the completion of the six month trial, the results will be discussed with the Local Traffic Committee regarding the merits of extension or expansion or removal of the Permissible Parking Scheme.

o   That the community engagement and education for the Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme include but not be limited to:

§  Confirmation that distances shown on the signs are minimum distances only. If a vehicle is able to park fully within the footpath area without straddling the kerb and still leave 2m clear for pedestrians, this would be permissible.

§  Stacking of vehicles on one side of the road would also be permissible, as long as a minimum clearance of 10m is left between vehicles parked on opposite sides of the road.

§  The pedestrian minimum width of 2m has been rounded up from 1.8m to enable ease of measurement by taking “two big steps” as a general guide.

 

o   2019 Warragamba Carols - approve the temporary road closure of Civic Centre Circuit between Fourteenth Street and Weir Road, Warragamba on Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 13.00hrs to 23.00hrs to facilitate the holding of the event “Carols in the Park 2019” in the Warragamba Town Hall and Warragamba Memorial Park, Warragamba subject to the requirements for the issuing of a permit for “Road Event – Road Closure”.

Report

Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial

That following an on-site meeting of the Local Traffic Committee which included representatives of the local Member for Wollondilly, Police and RMS, discussions were held regarding the suggestion of the installation of an off-road parking provision on narrow roads for the established residential area of Warragamba using technical direction TTD 2016/001 - Design and Implementation of Shared Zones with the Provision of Parking (which supersedes TTD 2014/003).

It was an unanimous decision of the Committee that the implementation of a shared zone with the provision of parking not be supported.  The decision was reached as it was noted that a Shared Zone is normally implemented in areas with high pedestrian volume where pedestrians are given priority. The designated parking spots required for the Shared Zone would also mean there would be less parking options available. It was also noted that the same issues would still be present with both the Shared Zone and the Permissible Parking Scheme, however, the Shared Zone would require RMS approval and a significant amount of work and resources from Council funding, including:

·    10km speed limit

·    Coloured bitumen road

·    Speed bumps

·    Designated parking spots with a hard stand area behind the kerb would have to be constructed and delineated with line marking.

Please see attached Minutes of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on the 8 October 2019.

2019 Warragamba Carols

The Warragamba Neighbourhood Centre (WNC), organiser of “Carols in the Park 2019” at Warragamba, is seeking Council approval for the closure of Civic Centre Circuit between Fourteenth Street and Weir Road on Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 13.00hrs to 23.00hrs to facilitate the holding of the event in the Warragamba Town Hall and Warragamba Memorial Park, Warragamba.

The road closure required will be the Civic Centre Circuit between Fourteenth Street and Weir Road, Warragamba. This is to ensure pedestrian safety and provide unhindered access for participants of the event between venues. The road will stay closed for the duration of the event.

Water filled barriers will be used to close the road and act as hostile vehicle mitigation device.

As advised by WNC, the Rural Fire Service, with authorised Traffic Controllers, will be manning the road closure and provide traffic management for the event.

This road closure will cause minimal disruption to local traffic along Fourteenth Street and Weir Road which will remain trafficable. WNC is keen to involve both the communities of Warragamba and Silverdale and to continue this as an annual event.

It is recommended the proposed closure be approved subject to the requirements of a permit being issued for “Road Event – Road Closure”.

Consultation

Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial

As per Council Resolution 189/2109, consultation has been conducted via the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held at Warragamba on 8 October 2019 with relevant stakeholders including RMS, Police and Council.

2019 Warragamba Carols

WNC has advised that this event has had popular support of the local community in previous years.

There have been no objections or concerns recorded from the general public about this event.

WNC has been advised to submit a notice of intention to hold a public assembly to the Police.

Financial Implications

Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial

The signs and community education program is funded from Council’s current budget allocations.

2019 Warragamba Carols

This matter has no financial impact on Council’s adopted budget or forward estimates.

Attachments

1.       Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial - Agenda of Local Traffic Committee Meeting held 8 October 2019

2.       Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme Trial - Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting held 8 October 2019

3.       2019 Warragamba Carols - Minutes of Local Traffic Committee Meeting held 12 November 2019

4.       2019 Warragamba Carols - Traffic Management Plan

5.       2019 Warragamba Carols - Traffic Control Plan  

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 8 October 2019 and the 12 November 2019 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

1.       LTC Recommendation 1.2 - Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme

·        The Committee reaffirmed its support of the implementation of a trial installation of permissible parking signs at selected narrow streets in Warragamba at Third Street, Twelfth Street and Thirteenth Street.

·        Community engagement and education be carried out prior to the implementation of the trial.

·        At the completion of the six month trial, the results will be discussed with the Local Traffic Committee regarding the merits of extension or expansion or removal of the Permissible Parking Scheme.

2.       That the community engagement and education for the Warragamba Permissible Parking Scheme include but not be limited to:

·    Confirmation that distances shown on the signs are minimum distances only. If a vehicle is able to park fully within the footpath area without straddling the kerb and still leave 2m clear for pedestrians, this would be permissible.

·    Stacking of vehicles on one side of the road would also be permissible, as long as a minimum clearance of 10m is left between vehicles parked on opposite sides of the road.

·    The pedestrian minimum width of 2m has been rounded up from 1.8m to enable ease of measurement by taking “two big steps” as a general guide.

3.    Approve the temporary road closure of Civic Centre Circuit between Fourteenth Street and Weir Road, Warragamba on Saturday, 30 November 2019 from 13.00hrs to 23.00hrs to facilitate the holding of the event “Carols in the Park 2019” in the Warragamba Town Hall and Warragamba Memorial Park, Warragamba subject to the requirements for the issuing of a permit for “Road Event – Road Closure”.

 


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