Deferral of Oxford Street Planning Changes until Community Consultation on the ‘Oxford Street LGBTIQA+ Cultural and Social Place Strategy’ is Completed

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Determined


Moved by Councillor Ellsmore, seconded by Councillor Scott –

It is resolved that Council:

(A)       notes and affirms its commitment to the development of an Oxford Street LGBTIQA+ Cultural and Social Place Strategy, which will protect, celebrate and help ensure the future of Oxford Street as a world leading LGBTIQA+ precinct;

(B)       notes that substantial work has been undertaken by Council to develop the Oxford Street LGBTIQA+ Cultural and Social Place Strategy;

(C)       notes that the elected Council will shortly be asked to endorse the draft strategy for community consultation;

(D)       notes that the strategy will include aims or actions relevant to the planning and development of Oxford Street, including in relation to creative spaces and affordable spaces for the community to use and access; and

(E)       commits to defer consideration of planning proposals or other changes to development rules for Oxford Street until after the public consultation on the Oxford St LGBTIQA+ Cultural and Social Place Strategy has been completed, and Council has the opportunity to consider the final strategy.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (3)           Councillors Ellsmore, Scott and Weldon

Noes (7)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chan, Davis, Gannon, Jarrett*, Kok and Scully.

The motion was lost.

*Note – Councillor Jarrett abstained from voting on this matter. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 9.4 of the Code of Meeting Practice, Councillor Jarrett is taken to have voted against the motion.



Report author: Erin Cashman

Publication date: 21/03/2022

Date of decision: 21/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2022 - Council

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