Council Meeting

 5 June 2019

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting 5 June 2019

Meeting commenced at 6:30pm

Present:

Greg Cummings (Mayor)

Councillor

Glenn Elmore (Deputy Mayor)

Councillor

Ned Attie

Councillor (arrived 6:35pm)

George Campbell

Councillor

Steve Christou

Councillor

Paul Garrard

Councillor

Ross Grove

Councillor

Ola Hamed

Councillor

Kun Huang

Councillor

Lisa Lake

Councillor

Joseph Rahme

Councillor (arrived 6:32pm)

Suman Saha

Councillor

Eddy Sarkis

Councillor (arrived 6:35pm)

Michael Zaiter

Councillor

Tom Zreika

Councillor

Hamish McNulty

General Manager

Melissa Attia

Director People & Performance

Daniel Cavallo

Director Environment & Planning

Brooke Endycott

Director Community Development

Peter Fitzgerald

Director Works & Infrastructure

Richard Sheridan

Director Finance & Governance

 

Also Present:

Charlie Ayoub

Executive Manager Corporate Services

Carol Karaki

Governance Coordinator

Laith Jammal

Governance Administration Officer

Opening Prayer 

The opening prayer was read by Rev. Mosese Taufu from Auburn Uniting Church.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Mayor, Councillor Cummings opened the Meeting with the following Acknowledgement of Country:

 

“I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land – the Darug People, and pay my respects to their elders both past and present.”

 

National Anthem

At this point in the meeting the Mayor, Councillor Cummings asked all of those in attendance to stand for the playing of the Australian National Anthem.

Notice of Live Streaming of Council Meeting

The General Manager, Hamish McNulty advised that the Council meeting was being recorded however will not be streamed live on Council's website due to technical difficulties. Members of the public must ensure their speech to the Council is respectful and use appropriate language.

Min.538          Apologies/Leave of Absence

Resolved (Attie/Rahme)

That:

1.    Councillor Sarkis be granted Leave of Absence for the Ordinary Council Meetings to be held on 17 July 2019 and 7 August 2019.

2.    Councillor Zaiter be granted Leave of Absence for this Council Meeting.

Declarations of Pecuniary & Non Pecuniary Conflicts of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

Confirmation of Minutes

Min.539

C06/19-98 Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council - 15 May 2019

Resolved  (Christou/Garrard)

That Council confirm the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 15 May 2019.

 

Public Forum:

Speakers on Items on the Council Meeting Agenda

Speaker

Item #

Suburb

Mr Muhammad Ali

C06/19-103 Planning Proposal - Minimum Lot Area for Low and Medium Dual Occupancy Housing

Homebush West

 

Min.540

Items by Exception

Resolved  (Attie/Sarkis)

At this time of the meeting, all items on the agenda not called for discussion were moved collectively, as shown:

 

That item numbers C06/19-99, C06/19-100, C06/19-101 and C06/19-102 be moved in bulk.

 

Min.541

C06/19-99 Legal Report

Resolved  (Attie/Sarkis)

That Council receive this report.

 

Min.542

C06/19-100 Mayor and Councillor Remuneration 2019/20

Resolved  (Attie/Sarkis)

That Council:

1.   Set the annual Councillor Fee for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 at $30,410 in accordance with the provisions of section 248 of the Local Government Act 1993; and

2.   Set the annual Mayoral Fee for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 at $88,600 in accordance with the provisions of section 249 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Min.543

C06/19-101 Renewal and Establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones - Stage 2

Resolved  (Attie/Sarkis)

That Council:

1.      Establish 17 Alcohol-Free Zones in accordance with Section 644 of the Local Government Act 1993 in the areas within Greystanes, Girraween, Guildford, Merrylands, Pendle Hill, South Wentworthville, Toongabbie, Wentworthville and Westmead as outlined in Attachments 1 - 18 of this report for a four year period (13 June 2019 to 12 June 2023).

2.      Advise the Cumberland Police Area Command and provide public notice in local newspapers of the establishment of the Alcohol-Free Zones.

 

Min.544

C06/19-102 Adoption of Cumberland Cultural Plan 2019 - 2029 - Post Exhibition

Resolved  (Attie/Sarkis)

That Council adopt the Draft Cumberland Cultural Plan 2019-2029 as outlined in Attachment 2 of this report.

 

 

Min.545

C06/19-103 Planning Proposal - Minimum Lot Area for Low and Medium Dual Occupancy Housing

Motion (Sarkis/Rahme)

That Council:

1.   Endorse a minimum lot size planning control of 500m2 with a 2.5% variance for dual occupancy development across the Cumberland local government area.

2.   Endorse the planning proposal and forward it to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for finalisation and gazettal of the associated amendments to the Auburn Local Environmental Plan 2010 and the Holroyd Local Environmental Plan 2013.

3.   Endorse the resolved minimum lot size planning control for dual occupancy development for inclusion in the new Cumberland Local Environmental Plan.

4.   Request a deferral on the Code from the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment until the endorsed minimum lot size for Council comes into effect.

Amendment (Elmore/Christou)

That Council replace point 1 in the Motion with the below:

1.    Endorse a minimum lot size planning control of 600m2 with a 2.5% variance for dual occupancy development across the Cumberland local government area.

The Amendment moved by Councillor Elmore seconded by Councillor Christou on being Put was declared CARRIED.

 

A division was called, the result of the division required in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice is as follows:

 

Councillor(s) For the Amendment:                       Campbell, Christou, Cummings,                                                                                       Elmore, Garrard, Hamed, Huang, Lake                                                                                     and Saha.

 

Councillor(s) Against the Amendment:               Attie, Grove, Rahme, Sarkis and Zreika.

 

The Amendment moved by Councillor Elmore seconded by Councillor Christou then became the motion as follows:

 

Motion(Elmore/Christou)

That Council:

1.   Endorse a minimum lot size planning control of 600m2 with a 2.5% variance for dual occupancy development across the Cumberland local government area.

2.   Endorse the planning proposal and forward it to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for finalisation and gazettal of the associated amendments to the Auburn Local Environmental Plan 2010 and the Holroyd Local Environmental Plan 2013.

3.   Endorse the resolved minimum lot size planning control for dual occupancy development for inclusion in the new Cumberland Local Environmental Plan.

4.   Request a deferral on the Code from the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment until the endorsed minimum lot size for Council comes into effect.

The motion moved by Councillor Elmore seconded by Councillor Christou on being Put was declared CARRIED to become the resolution of Council.

 

A division was called, the result of the division required in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice is as follows:

 

Councillor(s) For the Motion:                                 Campbell, Christou, Cummings,                                                                                       Elmore, Garrard, Hamed, Huang, Lake                                                                                     and Saha.

 

Councillor(s) Against the Motion:                         Attie, Grove, Rahme, Sarkis and Zreika.

 

Min.546

C06/19-104 Notice of Motion - Ramadan Food Festival 2019

Resolved  (Attie/Zreika)

That Council:

1.      Acknowledge the hard work and effort of staff from across Council in the organising of the Ramadan Food Festival 2019 and the limited time it was organised with enormous community success.

2.      Provide a report with the number of attendees and feedback received from the community regarding the event.

3.      Make the Ramadan festival a permanent fixture as part of Cumberland Council's events strategy.

4.      Allocate funding to the festival from the events budget for 2020 and endeavour to obtain anchor sponsors.

5.      Provide costings for the potential to expand the size of the festival from the current location used, along Auburn Road, through to the intersection of Kerr Parade.

6.      Work with food vendors to provide a plan for affordable prices to the food that will be served and more variety.

 

 

 

Min.547

Presentation of Petitions

Note: Councillor Garrard tabled a Petition in relation to the construction of a speed hump and pedestrian crossing on the south end of Excelsior Street, Guildford at the lower gate of South Granville Creative and Performing Arts High School for the safety of the students.

Resolved  (Garrard/Sarkis)

That Council receive the Petition tabled by Councillor Garrard and necessary action be taken by the relevant Council officers in relation to the Petition.

   

 

The Mayor, Councillor Cummings closed the meeting at 8:00pm.