MINUTES

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

19 May 2020

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes

19 May 2020

 

Order Of Business

1         Opening. 4

2         Recording of the Meeting. 4

3         Webcast Notice. 4

4         National Anthem.. 4

5         Acknowledgement of Country. 4

6         Apologies and Leave of Absence Requests. 4

7         Declaration of Interest 5

8         Confirmation of Minutes. 5

8.1           Recommittal of Item 10.2 - Matoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 From 21 April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. 5

8.2           Recommitted Mayoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 – 21 April 2020. 5

9         Items to be Tabled. 8

10       Mayoral Minute. 8

10.1         Mayoral Minute - In Memoriam.. 8

10.2         Mayoral Minute. 9

Items by Exception. 12

12.1         Tender for Management & Operation of Warragamba Swimming Pool 13

12.2         Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct - Status Update. 14

15.1         Community Forum Guidelines Review.. 15

15.2         Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 March 2020. 16

11       Sustainable and Balanced Growth. 17

11.1         Rural Industry Community Advisory Committee - March 2020 Meeting Minutes. 17

11.2         Wollondilly Contributions Plan. 18

11.3         Proposed Water Symposium.. 19

11.4         Solar Panels in New Dwellings and Council assets. 20

12       Management and Provision of Infrastructure. 21

12.3         Traffic Management Upgrades - April 2020. 22

13       Caring for the Environment 23

No reports this meeting.

14       Looking after the Community. 24

14.1         Wollondilly Health Alliance Progress Report 24

14.2         Wollondilly Economic Development Strategy. 25

15       Efficient and Effective Council 26

15.3         Investment of Funds as at 31 March 2020. 26

16       Notice of Motion/Rescissions. 27

No reports this meeting.

17       Closed Reports. 27

No reports this meeting.

18       Questions for Next Meeting. 27

No reports this meeting.

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes

19 May 2020

 

MINUTES OF Wollondilly Shire Council
Ordinary Council Meeting
held online via Webcast
on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 6.30pm

 

PRESENT:              Mayor Matthew Deeth, Cr Judith Hannan, Cr Robert Khan, Cr Michael Banasik, Cr Matthew Gould, Cr Blair Briggs, Cr Noel Lowry

IN ATTENDANCE: Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director Community & Corporate, Director Infrastructure & Environment, Director Planning, Assistant Director People, Legal & Governance, Manager Development, Manager Sustainable Growth and one Minute Taker

 

1          Opening

Legislative changes to the Local Government Act section 747A now permits Council meetings to be held remotely using audio visual link and is open to members of the community via webcast.

2          Recording of the Meeting

In accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice the electronic recording of the Council Meeting and the use of electronic media during the proceedings is not permitted. This includes devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tape recorders and video cameras.

3          Webcast Notice

Members of the public are advised that open sessions of this meeting are webcast live for public viewing on Council’s website. Audio and video footage taken is of the governing body and staff.

4          National Anthem

 

5          Acknowledgement of Country

Council pays respect and acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting takes place, and also pays respect to the Elders both past and present.

6          Apologies and Leave of Absence Requests

Cr Smith was not present at the meeting.

Cr Landow was an apology from this meeting.

 


 

 

7          Declaration of Interest

Cr Blair Briggs declared a Non-Pecuniary (less than significant) Interest in relation to Item 11.1, as he is a farmer and the Water Management Act applies to him. Cr Briggs advised he would remain in the meeting and vote on this item.

 

Cr Noel Lowry declared a Non-Pecuniary (less than significant) Interest in relation to Item 12.3, as he is a life member of the Cycle Club. Cr Lowry advised he would remain in the meeting and vote on this item.

8          Confirmation of Minutes

The Mayor noted that prior to confirming the minutes from the 21 April 2020 Ordinary Council meeting Item 10.2 Mayoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 from that meeting would need to be recommitted in order to confirm the voting.

 

8.1         Recommittal of Item 10.2 - Mayoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 From 21 April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting

Resolution  83/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Blair Briggs

That Council suspend standing orders to recommit Item 10.2 Mayoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 from the 21 April 2020 Ordinary Council meeting.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

8.2         Recommitted Mayoral Minute - Financial Impact of Covid-19 – 21 April 2020

Resolution  84/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Judith Hannan

1.       That Wollondilly Shire Council calls on the Federal Government and NSW Government to urgently deliver comprehensive and multifaceted financial support and stimulus packages to local government to enable them to continue to operate effectively and provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

2.       That Council calls for the packages to include the following measures:

·            Increasing Financial Assistance Grants payments to 1% to help councils maintain essential functions and services, acknowledging the increased costs and mounting revenue losses arising from COVID-19 (and drought and bushfire where affected) as well as giving councils capacity to provide hardship assistance to businesses and residents.

·            Immediate financial assistance to support council employees, especially in early education and care.

·            Providing stimulus funding to councils for projects that will help sustain council operations and boost local economies. This could be achieved through increasing or bringing forward funding under existing funding programs or introducing new programs.

·            Increased access to TAFE, VET and other apprenticeship opportunities that council staff can undertake to address skill shortages, especially for staff in non-essential services who are unable to be redeployed.

3.       That Council commends the NSW and Federal Governments on their stewardship during this crisis and commits to working in partnership to protect community health and sustain local economies through this crisis.

4.       That Council write to the local Federal Member Angus Taylor MP and State Member Nathaniel Smith MP, Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP, NSW Premier the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenburg MP, NSW Treasurer the Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Local Government Minister the Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Federal Minister for Local Government the Hon Mark Coultan, Federal Opposition Leader the Hon Anthony Albanese, NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Local Government Jason Clare MP and NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren MP to confirm their support for increased financial assistance and stimulus funding for local government to help councils maintain essential services and employment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5.       That Council endorses Local Government NSW’s sector-wide campaign to obtain financial assistance, employment support and stimulus funding for the local government sector.

6.       That Council advise LGNSW President Linda Scott of the passage of this Mayoral Minute.

 

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 


 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Resolution  85/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Matthew Gould

That Council resume standing orders.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution  86/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Blair Briggs

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 21 April 2020 be confirmed with the following amendment to pages 10 and 11 in respect of Item 10.2:

“RESOLUTION  84/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded: Cr Judith Hannan

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:      Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:         Nil”

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry.

Against:           Nil

 

 


 

 

9          Items to be Tabled

·       The Disclosure of Interest Register 2019/20 is “tabled” and available for inspection in accordance with the Act.

·       The 2019-20 Capital Works Program - Project Listing as at 31 March Quarterly Budget Review in regard to Item 15.3.

10        Mayoral Minute

10.1       Mayoral Minute - In Memoriam

Sadly Greg Wright passed away on Friday 15 May 2020.

 

Greg will be well remembered for his long and distinguished career in Local Government at both Officer and then Administrator levels and was a great mentor.

 

After appointments as a Director Corporate Services at Wollondilly and Camden Councils from 1993, Greg went on to become General Manager of Camden Council from 2004-2012.

 

Since establishing his own consultancy, Greg was active in assisting a variety of organisations through the various elements of their strategic planning processes and was also a sought after mentor and governance advisor to senior Managers in several different industries.

 

Greg also assisted Wollondilly in his consulting days and helped to set the Wollondilly Leadership team up along a strategic pathway to address the upcoming growth issues in Wilton.  Greg gave freely his advice and insights based upon Camden's growth journey and his experiences as General Manager.

 

Greg also gave of his time to the community and was Chairman of the Macarthur Credit Union Ltd, having been a Director since 1994.  He was also a Director of MG My Gateway since 2007 where he had a passion to assist young people to enter the workforce through apprenticeships and traineeships.

 

He served on several regional Conduct Review Panels, acting for 69 NSW Local Government authorities, and had recently completed commissions as Interim General Manager with the Broken Hill City Council, and Administrator with the Central Darling Shire (2013-2019) and Bayside Councils (2016-17).

 

 

It is with much sadness that I also note one of Wollondilly’s kindest and gentle hearted women, Mrs Betty Wallace, passed away on the Monday 18 May 2020.

 

The name Betty Wallace is synonymous with the Wollondilly horse community.  Mrs Wallace was the backbone of the Wollondilly Pony Club of which she helped established more than five decades ago; was one of the inspirational founders of Tahmoor's Riding for the Disabled Association and has taught countless children and adults to ride a horse over the past 50 years, including many people with disabilities.

 

Mrs Wallace was rewarded for her dedication with an Order of Australia Medal in 2019, specifically being recognised for her "service to people with a disability".

 

Mrs Wallace had a heart the size of Wollondilly and will be very sadly missed.

 

 

Matthew Deeth

MAYOR

May 2020

 

Council Observed a Minutes silence in memory of both Greg Wright and Betty Wallace.

Councillor Hannan addressed the meeting, requesting that an area close to the RDA be named after Betty Wallace.

Resolution  87/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Judith Hannan

That Council consider appropriately naming a facility in the Shire after Betty Wallace.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

10.2       Mayoral Minute

Councillors tonight I request your continued help and support for the recovery efforts from the drought, flood, fire and now pandemic that have devastated our shire with a clear commitment to protect and generate jobs for our local economy.

 

Now more than ever it is critical that we come together to do whatever it takes to ensure that our community is supported to get through one of the greatest post war challenges that it has ever experienced.

 

Our position as a peri-urban council at the fringes of Greater Sydney means that we face a unique set of challenges not faced by our Metropolitan council counterparts. We have already seen a huge impact from the drought and fires on our rural based industries and now the economic shock brought on by COVID-19 is having a disproportionate effect on our area due to our heavy reliance on the hardest hit sectors for employment and the prominence of vulnerable communities.

 

Conservative estimates of unemployment rates up to 16% could leave 424,000 people in urban fringe areas unemployed. To date in Wollondilly it’s forecast that we have suffered a 7.2% reduction in the number of employed residents, in the June quarter alone. 

 

In addition 334,000 of Australia’s most vulnerable small businesses – those employing fewer than 20 people - operate in outer urban and peri-urban areas like Wollondilly. Already we are seeing the impacts of this in the shire and many of our local small business operators are really hurting right now, with over 750 local jobs forecast to be lost.

 

Gross Regional Product is also forecast to decline in councils similar to ours at a higher percentage rate than the national average. Gross Regional Product in Wollondilly is forecast to fall by 8.8% in the June quarter, with our hardest hit industries being Accommodation and Food, Professional Services and Construction jobs.

Councillors, as I’m sure you will agree these numbers are profoundly worrying and we need to ensure that job retention and creation remains a clear focus for us moving forward. Whilst we must continue do all we can to address the short-term challenge of ensuring our residents keep their jobs during this crisis, we must also address some of the larger structural issues, such as the fact that over 70% of our residents need to travel outside of the shire for employment. This needs to change.

I am pleased tonight that we will be addressing two of these issues with the consideration of our Economic Strategy and also the fast tracking of the Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct. Our long-term economic plans set an aspirational target of 15,000 jobs over the next 20 years, and we aim to achieve this whilst preserving the unique lifestyle that makes Wollondilly such an amazing place to live. These two initiatives are critically important and I’d like to thank all Councillors for spearheading these two initiatives, and the work they have put into developing them.

Whilst these initiatives will be incredibly important for the shire in aiding our long term recovery I believe that given the dire situation we are currently facing, more can be done to support short to medium term recovery efforts. Jobs are fundamental and in this regard, Council needs to look at prioritising it’s capital works program with a view to working together with the NSW and Commonwealth governments to fast-track local infrastructure projects. With your support, I would like a report to come to Council outlining how we can be prioritising shovel-ready projects that will keep more jobs in the Shire.

 

Councillors, we also need to be clear with the role of private industry and State Government. Jobs are critical, but not at the expense of our community. We have a clear and consistent vision for the Shire which ensures future growth needs are accompanied by investment in enabling infrastructure and is done in a way that preserves our lifestyle. If planned correctly, in the right places, the right investment will unlock further construction and jobs.

Wilton has the potential to provide critical jobs to the region, but only if supported by significant investment in infrastructure to unlock its economic and liveability potential. Major Investment in infrastructure like public transport, roads, schools, health and community facilities are absolutely critical. Council is currently working with the Department of Planning & Environment on a Staging and Sequencing plan which will clearly outline the timing and delivery of key infrastructure for Wilton. Council has already taken steps to write to the Minister of Planning and the Premier to outline the important nature of investing in Wilton and broader Shire wide infrastructure projects as part of the State’s economic recovery.

On that note, State and Federal stimulus allocations to areas like Wollondilly are essential. The economic recovery period provides an unparalleled opportunity to increase overall productivity and provide more local jobs if we choose to take action.

We can look to the effective measures put in place during the GFC to direct where we might go now. Economists now agree that the most effective funding program put in place by the Federal Government during the GFC was the $1b fund for Local Government projects. Now, with the right support, a similar approach could help our local economy emerge stronger from COVID-19. With a large workforce at the doorway of the new Aerotropolis, significant untapped potential in sectors such as agriculture and tourism and a strong small business culture, Wollondilly is well positioned to be able to bounce back from this crisis stronger than before if supported in developing the infrastructure needed to unlock our potential

 

This lack of enabling infrastructure is not a challenge unique to Wollondilly, it is a challenge faced by many council’s near the fringes of major cities and is one of the reasons Council is a member of the National Growth Area’s Alliance. Tonight, I am asking Council to endorse advocating the NGAA’s proposed recovery activities and strategy to our local State and Federal Members. In addition to prioritising Growth Area projects in short-term stimulus allocation, the Alliance proposes recovery activities focus on:

  1. Ensuring Local Government can deliver the level of service required by local business and community
  2. Improving conditions for Australian businesses to grow
  3. Supporting the construction industry through local stimulus and investment in job creation projects.

 

Finally Councillors, I am also pleased to advise you that I met with Federal Minister Tudge’s office on Monday and Shadow Federal Minister Andrew Giles earlier today. They both unanimously agree that Councils have a crucial role to play in boosting the economy and supporting an accelerated recovery from the economic impacts of Covid-19 for our Shire. In the coming days the Federal and State Government will be announcing their respective economic recovery response. I anticipate that we will see once again that Local Government will play a critical role in a coordinated effort between all 3 levels of Government. Wollondilly Council stands at the ready to do what is needed for our community to fast-track local infrastructure projects, create job growth especially in the construction industry, and support local employment.  The flow on effects will provide economic stimulus, local job creation and community benefit.

 

Alone, we can only do so much, together we can deliver so much more for our community.

 

Matthew Deeth

MAYOR

May 2020

Resolution  88/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

That Council:

 

  1. Endorse that Council’s highest priority right now is local jobs, with a focus on job retention and job creation through supporting small business, tourism, stimulating the local economy with infrastructure delivery to facilitate local construction jobs, and enabling business investment opportunities.

 

  1. Support the National Growth Area Alliance’s economic recovery advocacy and write to our local State and Federal Members supporting the NGAA response to prioritising Growth Area projects in short-term stimulus allocation and focusing recovery activities on:

 

a.     Ensuring Local Government can deliver the level of service required by local business and community

    1. Improving conditions for Australian businesses to grow
    2. Supporting the construction industry through local stimulus and investment job creation projects.

 

  1. Request an urgent report to Council outlining further capital works projects that could be fast tracked to provide local economic stimulus.

 

 

 

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

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

Items by Exception

The Mayor advised he would now like to deal with Items by Exception.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

Resolution  89/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Matthew Gould

That Council suspend standing orders to deal with Items by Exception.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

The Mayor went through all items of business on the agenda to determine the items to be dealt with by exception.

 

Councillors called out the matters which they wanted to speak to, debate or move an Alternate Motion on. Items were determined to be dealt with by exception.

 


 

 

Items By Exception

Resolution  90/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Robert Khan

That Council block resolve Items 12.1, 12.2, 15.1 & 15.2 by exception, to be adopted as per the recommendation in the business paper.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

12.1       Tender for Management & Operation of Warragamba Swimming Pool

Resolution  91/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Robert Khan

That:

1.       Council rejects all tenders for the Warragamba Swimming Pool Management 2020/04.

2.       In accordance with Regulation 178(e), as the tenders do not provide a viable bid for managing the Warragamba Swimming Pool in the current economic environment, Council enter into negotiations with a view to entering into a contract for the management of the facility.

3.       Council notes the potential need to increase the operational budget to match the amount for the new contract once known.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 


 

 

12.2       Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct - Status Update

Resolution  92/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Robert Khan

That Council:

1.       Notes the Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct project update, including progress on the delivery of Stages 1 & 2 to provide a range of much needed new and improved services for the Wollondilly community, together with the planned funding strategy.

2.       Notes the $10.7 million Western Sydney Liveability Program grant funding agreement for this project has been executed and writes to the relevant ministers and state & federal members of parliament to express appreciation for their support of this iconic liveability project.

3.       Accelerates implementation of Stage 1 of the ‘Precinct’ to provide local economic stimulus, construction jobs and more employment for Picton town centre to support local businesses and the broader Wollondilly community, funded by grant funding and developer contributions.

4.       Seek relevant funding opportunities and partners to enable delivery of the Master Plan in a timely and cost-effective manner.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 


 

 

15.1       Community Forum Guidelines Review

Resolution  93/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Robert Khan

1.       That the Draft Community Forum Guidelines be placed on public exhibition for 28 days with a further 14 days for submissions.

2.       That a report come back to Council following the submission period for the guidelines to be adopted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

15.2       Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 March 2020

Resolution  94/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Robert Khan

1.       That the Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 March 2020 and proposed adjustments to the 2019/20 budget estimates be adopted.

2.       That the list of current projects comprising the Capital Works Program be noted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Resolution  95/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Judith Hannan

That Council resume standing orders.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

11        Sustainable and Balanced Growth

11.1       Rural Industry Community Advisory Committee - March 2020 Meeting Minutes

Resolution  96/2020

Moved:       Cr Noel Lowry

Seconded:  Cr Matthew Gould

That Council adopts the following recommendations of the Rural Industry Community Advisory Committee meeting of 4 March 2020:

1.       That Council requests the results of the October 2019 LGNSW Conference discussions regarding harvestable water use rights and share with the Committee.

2.       That Council writes to the NSW Water Minister seeking a review of harvestable water rights in the Water Management Act and consultation with stakeholders, with a view to an increase in water use limits for the coastal areas east of the Great Dividing Range known as the ‘Eastern Fall’.

3.       The Committee would like to formally acknowledge the work of the Australian Farming Institute (AFI) and thank Katie McRobert for her informed presentation.

The Committee notes:

a)      This is a very important piece of work to protect farmers’ rights and for future strategic planning; and

b)      The AFI is a valuable resource that can assist with policy decisions around farming land.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

11.2       Wollondilly Contributions Plan

Resolution  97/2020

Moved:       Mayor Matthew Deeth

Seconded:  Cr Blair Briggs

 

That Council:

1.       Adopts the Draft Wollondilly Contributions Plan with minor alterations following the consideration of submissions.

2.       Authorises the Chief Executive Officer to make any updates to the Contributions Rates as a result of changes to CPI before the plan comes into effect.

3.       Notifies the public of Council’s decision to adopt the Wollondilly Contributions Plan and that it commences on 1st July 2020.

4.       Publishes the adopted Plan on the NSW Planning Portal as soon as practicable after adoption.

5.       Repeals Wollondilly Development Contributions Plans 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2010, as well as Wollondilly Contributions Plan 2011, upon Wollondilly Contributions Plan coming into effect, and reconciles the contributions reserve in accordance with Clause 5.1 of the Plan.

6.       Authorises the Chief Executive Officer to make minor amendments to the Wollondilly Contributions Plan in accordance with Clause 32(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and as set out in Clause 5.8 of the Plan.

1.           

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 4/3

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould and Blair Briggs

Against:           Crs Judith Hannan, Robert Khan and Noel Lowry

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

11.3       Proposed Water Symposium

Resolution  98/2020

Moved:       Cr Judith Hannan

Seconded:  Cr Michael Banasik

  1. That we note the advice given by Sydney Water.

 

  1. That after the Covid 19 issue reducing the number of people attending is resolved then Wollondilly holds its own symposium inviting all MPs, stake holder groups named in the report that Sydney Water has consulted with and Sydney Water to share opinions, likely outcomes and further actions that Council should take to ensure our community, the present population, new developments and our farmers are drought resistant and water secure.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 

 


 

 

11.4       Solar Panels in New Dwellings and Council assets

Resolution  99/2020

Moved:       Cr Robert Khan

Seconded:  Cr Michael Banasik

That Council:

1.       Explores options to increase energy efficiency benchmarks and sustainability controls in the revised Wollondilly DCP.

2.       Explores options to promote the benefits of Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) measures by supporting and educating developers (including mums and dads) on the building design elements required to achieve improved ESD outcomes.

3.       Notes that an energy and water consumption study is currently underway, which can be used to identify opportunities to install solar panels on high energy Council buildings.

4.       Notes that the design process for the Picton Civic, Cultural & Community Precinct includes the design, investigation and assessment of the potential for the Ecologically Sustainable Design measures for power generation, as well as measures for reduced energy and water consumption.

5.       Explores the option to partner with organisations such as SunSPoT to map the solar potential in the LGA for existing dwellings.

6.       Investigates opportunities to partner with other organisations/councils in the local area to purchase renewable energy as opportunities arise.

 

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

12        Management and Provision of Infrastructure

Item - 12.1 Tender for Management & Operation of Warragamba Swimming Pool - has been moved to the Items by Exception part of the document.

 

Item - 12.2 Wollondilly Community, Cultural & Civic Precinct - Status Update - has been moved to the Items by Exception part of the document.

 

 

 


 

 

12.3       Traffic Management Upgrades - April 2020

Resolution  100/2020

Moved:       Cr Noel Lowry

Seconded:  Cr Judith Hannan

That, notwithstanding other factors at play that may prohibit the event happening, the traffic management proposals as considered by the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 14 April 2020 be adopted as follows:

1.       LTC Recommendation 1.1 - 2020/21 Cycling Races on Moreton Park Road, Menangle

Council approve the application from the Camden Cycling Club Inc. to use Moreton Park Road, Menangle to conduct cycling races for a period up to 30 April 2021 on Saturdays starting at 2.00pm and Sundays starting at 8.00am provided the applicable COVID‑19 restrictions have been lifted by the responsible authorities.

2.       LTC Recommendation 1.2 - Remembrance Driveway at the frontage of Wollondilly Anglican College (WAC) - Request for temporary 'No Stopping Zone' & Speed Reduction for the Annual WAC Country Fair Event  planned for Saturday 12 September 2020.

Council approve the implementation of a temporary ‘No Stopping Zone’ provided the applicable COVID‑19 restrictions have been lifted by the responsible authorities.

3.       LTC Recommendation 1.3 - Temporary Parking Restrictions - Margaret Street, Picton         Council approve the installation of a temporary parking restriction zone on the southern side of Margaret Street, Picton (R5-13) for approximately 70m from Colden Street to the driveway entrance into Picton Mall providing five minute parking for medical patients only.

4.       Council write to individual applicants, that they seek their own advice from relevant     authorities as to whether the events should proceed.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 


 

13        Caring for the Environment

No reports this meeting.


 

 

14        Looking after the Community

14.1       Wollondilly Health Alliance Progress Report

Resolution  101/2020

Moved:       Cr Judith Hannan

Seconded:  Cr Michael Banasik

That Council notes the important achievements and challenges of the Wollondilly Health Alliance as outlined in the attached WHA Progress Report.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

14.2       Wollondilly Economic Development Strategy

Resolution  102/2020

Moved:       Cr Blair Briggs

Seconded:  Mayor Matthew Deeth

That Council place the Draft Wollondilly Economic Development Strategy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 


 

 

15        Efficient and Effective Council

Item - 15.1 Community Forum Guidelines Review - has been moved to the Items by Exception part of the document.

 

Item - 15.2 Quarterly Budget Review Statement for the period ended 31 March 2020 - has been moved to the Items by Exception part of the document.

 

15.3       Investment of Funds as at 31 March 2020

Resolution  103/2020

Moved:       Cr Matthew Gould

Seconded:  Cr Michael Banasik

That the information and certification in relation to the investment of Council funds as at 31 March 2020 be noted.

 

On being put to the meeting the motion was declared carried 7/0

 

In Favour:        Crs Matthew Deeth, Judith Hannan, Robert Khan, Michael Banasik, Matthew Gould, Blair Briggs and Noel Lowry

Against:           Nil

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

16        Notice of Motion/Rescissions

No reports this meeting.

17        Closed Reports 

No reports this meeting.

18        Questions for Next Meeting

No reports this meeting. 

 

The Meeting closed at 7:55pm.

 

This and the preceding 26 pages are the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 19 May 2020 and were confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 16 June 2020.

 

 

 

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MAYOR