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19/08/2019 - Questions on Notice ref: 1423    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 22/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - The Crisis in the Building and Construction Sector ref: 1398    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

The building defects crisis is undermining confidence in the multi-storey residential construction industry and causing heartbreak and financial difficulty for owners and dwellers in multi-storey buildings across the state.

A number of apartment buildings in the City of Sydney have recently made the news due to defects that, in some cases, left them unfit for occupation. These faults which have occurred after the design and approval process, include structural cracks, faulty water proofing, inadequate fire safety and soil contamination.

There are also high-profile examples of building defects occurring across metropolitan Sydney and elsewhere. As the scale of the situation becomes apparent, it is eroding confidence in the building and construction industry, threatening to undermine investment in the sector and harming purchasers and occupiers.

This crisis must be urgently addressed as it is having significant impacts for home owners and occupants, particularly those in multi-storey apartment buildings with seventy-five percent of households living in strata apartments in our city today.

The situation has emerged as a result of the breathtaking irresponsibility of successive NSW governments that has weakened regulation of the sector by removing independent certification and supervision of construction sites.

It is welcomed that the Premier has recently acknowledged that self-regulation of building industry has not worked and in July 2019 the NSW Government established a Public Accountability Inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes.

The City’s submission to the inquiry calls for:

·             A return to quality control during the construction phase, which means experienced, independent professionals bound by a code of conduct will put public interest first. 

·             A complete overhaul of private certification to include clear regulations to eliminate conflicts of interest and monitoring to better prevent building failures as well as the need via an audit trail in order to hold failures to account.

·             A long-term plan to ensure buildings of adequate quality are constructed in the first place. Amendments to Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to be expedited, including removing the ability for private certifiers to issue ‘interim occupation certificates’ allowing residents to move into incomplete developments.

In 1997, as Member for Bligh in State Parliament, I was one of two MPs who opposed changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that handed over authority to private certifiers to approve certain categories of development.

I told Parliament that self-regulation would not work, and that public interest would be put at risk by time and cost saving pressures put on private building certifiers to keep the person who pays their wages happy.

The NSW Government must now act urgently to reinstate independent onsite construction inspectors, and ensure engineers and similar industry professionals are adequately accredited.

It is essential that certification of multi-storey buildings is carried out by a third party independent of the builder to ensure that there are proper checks and balances to protect amenity and the environment and to overcome the conflict of interest that currently exists when private certifiers are paid by the building contractor.

These changes to address the systemic issues causing the building defects in multi-storey residential towers will also serve to ensure that flammable cladding is not installed on buildings in the future, and that fire-safety standards are adhered to, in order to prevent a tragedy similar to the one that occurred at the Grenfell Tower in London.

The media recently reported that there are over 300 buildings in the City of Sydney that have been identified for further investigation and may contain flammable cladding to some degree. This is a clear failure of successive NSW Governments, and the risk to the community is unacceptable.

This Council has deployed increased resources to inspect each of these buildings, and to provide guidance to owners on actions they must take to make them fire safe.

But the length of time required to investigate each individual building and the lack of financial support to owners to remediate buildings to ensure they are compliant with fire safety standards, means that the community is exposed to unacceptable fire risk.

Recently the Victorian Government committed $600 million dollars to support the investigation and rectification of flammable cladding across the state.

The NSW Government must act to immediately release emergency funding to expedite the investigation of buildings with flammable cladding and similar defects to support urgent rectification works.


 

Recommendation

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note that:

(i)          the building defects crisis is undermining confidence in the construction industry and causing heartbreak and financial difficulty for owners and dwellers in our city;

(ii)         these faults have occurred after the design and approval process, resulting in structural cracks, faulty water proofing, inadequate fire safety and soil contamination;

(iii)        successive NSW Governments have eroded regulation of the building and construction sector by removing independent certification and supervision of construction sites; and

(iv)       insufficient resources allocated by the NSW Government to investigate and rectify buildings with defects is exposing the city community to unacceptable risk;

(B)        Council endorse the recommendations of the City’s submission to the Public Accountability Inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes; and

(C)       the Lord Mayor write to the Premier:

(i)          commending the NSW Government for establishment of the Public Accountability Inquiry into  the regulation of buildings standards, building quality and building disputes; and

(ii)         calling on the NSW Government to fund the accelerated investigation and rectification of buildings with defects emerging from the failures of private certification and the lack of independent supervision on construction sites.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis –

That the minute by the Lord Mayor be endorsed and adopted.

Variation. At the request of Councillor Scott and by consent, the minute was varied such that it read as follows –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note that:  

(i)          the building defects crisis is undermining confidence in the construction industry and causing heartbreak and financial difficulty for owners and dwellers in our city;  

(ii)         these faults have occurred after the design and approval process, resulting in structural cracks, faulty water proofing, inadequate fire safety and soil contamination;  

(iii)        successive NSW Governments have eroded regulation of the building and construction sector by removing independent certification and supervision of construction sites; and  

(iv)       insufficient resources allocated by the NSW Government to investigate and rectify buildings with defects is exposing the city community to unacceptable risk;   

(B)        Council endorse the recommendations of the City’s submission to the Public Accountability Inquiry into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes; and  

(C)       the Lord Mayor write to the Premier:  

(i)          commending the NSW Government for establishment of the Public Accountability Inquiry into the regulation of buildings standards, building quality and building disputes; 

(ii)         calling on the NSW Government to fund the accelerated investigation and rectification of buildings with defects emerging from the failures of private certification and the lack of independent supervision on construction sites; 

(iii)        welcoming the appointment of a Building Commissioner and calling for adequate resourcing for the agency; 

(iv)       calling for the NSW Government to provide support for strata that at a minimum matches the Victorian Governments support package of $600million; and 

(v)         encouraging the NSW Government to lobby the Federal Government to match state funding on this matter.  

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - The Star Casino and the Credibility of the Planning System ref: 1339    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recently released its assessment report, recommending that the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) reject the Star Casino’s luxury residential apartment and hotel tower.

The Department’s report notes that the proposed built form would appear isolated and inconsistent in height and form with surrounding buildings; would inhibit views from public vantage points and adversely impact the established character of Pyrmont; and create unacceptable overshadowing impacts to public spaces such as Union Square, Pyrmont Bay Park and Pyrmont Bridge, and on private residences.

It also notes that the Star’s suggested concept of a “global waterfront precinct” has no planning weight because it is not reflected in any Council or NSW Government strategic planning policy.

This is a point of vital importance to maintaining public faith in the credibility of the planning system to deliver outcomes for the community and the economy. It is through the development of strategies and controls that the community is consulted about what should dictate the future of their built environment.

As residents in Pyrmont have expressed to me, their suburb is a successful example of urban renewal, guided by Master Plans and Local Environment Plans with established parameters for redevelopment.

But the Star Casino’s proposal undermines this community’s vision for their area. It appears that the certainty that the City of Sydney’s earlier planning process gave to residents in Pyrmont, which influenced their decisions to live there, is under threat. It is an astounding betrayal of public trust.

The Department’s recommendation not only reflects the concerns of the community, it upholds the fundamental principle of the planning system – that a common agreed framework must apply to all, be developed in consultation with communities, business and developers, and that this framework is based on rigorous research, not ad hoc decisions by governments to accommodate interests of the powerful.  

As an open letter to the Chair of the IPC signed by over 60 members of the planning and design community, including former NSW Government Architect Peter Mould, states, “the final decision on the Star Casino’s proposed tower in Pyrmont will go to the heart of the maintaining the integrity of the planning system and the community’s faith that planning rules are applied fairly to all.”


 

The signatories commend the Department on its assessment of the Star’s proposal and urge the IPC to not overturn the Department’s recommendation saying, “[i]t is our view that no reasonable and independent assessment of the Star Casino’s proposal could result in any other recommendation than that of the Department.”

But powerful vested interests are campaigning that the assessment of the Department and the community’s opposition to the project be cast aside.

To date, Newscorp’s Daily Telegraph has published 27 articles critical of the recommendation, including four front pages, three editorials and four op-eds. The paper has attacked the credibility of Peter Webber – the former NSW Government Architect and Professor of Architecture at Sydney University who conducted the expert review of the Star’s proposal.

The Daily Telegraph’s criticism of the Department’s recommendation rests on the implication Pyrmont is somehow devoid of a planning vision and that Sydney urgently needs more high-end hotels to maintain our status as a global city and tourist destination.

The vision for Pyrmont dates back to 1991 guided by then Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe’s ‘Building Better Cities’ program that sought to improve urban environments and create more liveable cities. Under this policy, Pyrmont became one of the earliest examples of urban renewal in Australia and has resulted in a transformation from a former industrial area to a densely populated mixed residential and commercial area.

It has since transformed into one of the most densely populated and thriving urban renewal and mixed use locations in Australia.

The planning controls contained in the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 (LEP) after extensive community consultation envisage a 28 meter or seven storey development for the site, consistent with the established low to medium scale development and character of the eastern side of the Peninsula. Now the Star Casino is asking the community to accept a massive residential tower with a hotel on top, more than eight times the maximum building height permitted for this location.

The appropriate planning mechanism to investigate significant alterations to existing building height standards is a Planning Proposal – which is the process other private applicants are expected to undertake including public consultation. For the IPC to disregard the site controls to this extent and approve a proposal that represents the most significant departure from valid planning controls in NSW history would be vastly inequitable for all other developers, landholders and investors.

Pyrmont is also home to a burgeoning start-up and technology sector, and requires supporting infrastructure such as a metro station linking it to the CBD and metropolitan Sydney to reach its potential. But it is through a democratic consultative process that the vision for Pyrmont should evolve, not through ad hoc planning proposals by powerful interests with no consideration of context.

The City acknowledges the urgent need for hotels, and has prioritised hotel developments, approving over 5,700 hotel rooms in the past five years.

In 2017 the City of Sydney approved the 6-star, 28 storey Yuhu Hotel (formerly Wanda Hotel) on the corner of Alfred and Pitt Streets at Circular Quay. The applicant requested that the Minister delegate his determination functions for this tower to the City of Sydney, which approved the hotel DA in record time of five months including a month long exhibition period. This followed a competitive design process won by Kengo Kuma and Crone Studios. The tower is currently under construction.

I recently attended the turning of the sod for the Voco Hotel, a 15 floor, 300 room hotel in Haymarket that will cater to tourists from Asia. Developers Linzhu and IHG, and their architects, BVN, Architectus and 360 Landscape, worked with the City on the design which ensured sun access to one of the city’s parks is retained, resulting in a striking landscaped sloping roof.

These developments represent just some of the over $25 billion of development that the City of Sydney has approved over the past 10 years. Our ability to effectively assess and approve DA’s and deliver design excellence outcomes for the community, visitors to the city, and developers relies upon controls being developed in consultation with all parties and applied consistently.

The situation with the Star Casino’s proposal is a stark comparison. The Department has recommended against the proposal because it does not reflect an outcome envisaged by the Sydney LEP and lacks strategic planning merit.

The Star proposed a luxury residential apartment tower containing 204 residential apartments across 33 to 35 levels. Under the Sydney LEP 2012 the site is zoned for commercial, and residential accommodation is a prohibited use.

The additional 22 levels of visitor accommodation on the top of the tower is a relatively small hotel compared to those being built elsewhere in the city, but the lucrative, luxury residential apartments appear to be the main driver of the tower’s height – a full 200 meters above the area’s planning controls. 

The result is a tower that is inconsistent with these rules and that would deliver a terrible outcome for the community. Unlike other waterfront developments such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House icons, this proposal by a private entity – Star Casino – provides inadequate public benefit, despite being on public land.

But what is at stake should the IPC approve this development is not only the future of Pyrmont, but the credibility of the planning system in its entirety. 

A Public Hearing is to be held on the 27 August 2019 and is a final chance to ensure the voice of the community is heard above those of the Star Casino and their allies in the media. The IPC must uphold the Department’s recommendation to re-establish confidence in the planning system for all.

Recommendation

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council:

(i)          supports the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s recommendation, noting that it reflects the concerns of the community and the City;

(ii)         notes the proposal submitted by Star Casino completely disregards planning controls for the site established through extensive community consultation;

(iii)        stands in support of over 60 experts who have called for the Independent Planning Commission to uphold the recommendation of the Department;

(iv)       notes that the City of Sydney has approved $25 billion in development in the last 10 years, including over 5,700 hotel rooms demonstrating it has been proactive in promoting the development hotel accommodation in the city;

(v)         notes that the assessment of projects outside established planning controls undermines confidence in the planning system and could discourage investment in our city, including in much needed hotels.

(B)        Council notes that the Lord Mayor will appear at the public hearing of the Independent Planning Commission to support the Department’s recommendation;

(C)       Council supports the voices of the community in opposition to the project by requesting that the Chief Executive Officer inform residents of the public meeting of the Independent Planning Commission to be held at 9:30am on 27 August 2019 by distributing a letter from the Lord Mayor to residents ($5,950 + GST, to be funded from the 2019/20 Media and Communications Printing budget); and

(D)       Council supports the signatories of the open letter to the Chair of the Independent Planning Commission from members of the design and planning community by requesting the Chief Executive Officer publish it as a full page advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald before the 27 August 2019 ($54,102 + GST, to be funded from the 2019/20 General Contingency budget). 

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Scott -

Procedural Motion

At this stage of the meeting, it was moved by Councillor Vithoulkas, seconded by Councillor Phelps –

That the minute be voted on in three separate sections – (A) and (B) in one section, then (C) and (D) separately.

The procedural motion was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (8)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps, Scott, Scully, Thalis and Vithoulkas. 

Noes (2)          Councillors Kok and Miller.

Clauses A and B

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council:

(i)          supports the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s recommendation, noting that it reflects the concerns of the community and the City;

(ii)         notes the proposal submitted by Star Casino completely disregards planning controls for the site established through extensive community consultation;

(iii)        stands in support of over 60 experts who have called for the Independent Planning Commission to uphold the recommendation of the Department;

(iv)       notes that the City of Sydney has approved $25 billion in development in the last 10 years, including over 5,700 hotel rooms demonstrating it has been proactive in promoting the development hotel accommodation in the city;

(v)         notes that the assessment of projects outside established planning controls undermines confidence in the planning system and could discourage investment in our city, including in much needed hotels.

(B)        Council notes that the Lord Mayor will appear at the public hearing of the Independent Planning Commission to support the Department’s recommendation;

Clauses A and B of the minute were carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (8)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott, Scully, Thalis, and Vithoulkas

Noes (2)          Councillors Chung and Forster

Clauses A and B of the minute carried.

Clause C

It is resolved that:

(C)       Council supports the voices of the community in opposition to the project by requesting that the Chief Executive Officer inform residents of the public meeting of the Independent Planning Commission to be held at 9:30am on 27 August 2019 by distributing a letter from the Lord Mayor to residents ($5,950 + GST, to be funded from the 2019/20 Media and Communications Printing budget); and

Clause C of the minute was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (8)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott, Scully, Thalis, and Vithoulkas

Noes (2)          Councillors Chung and Forster

Clause C of the minute carried.

Procedural Motion

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by Councillor Thalis –

That voting on clause (D) be deferred until a copy of the letter had been distributed to all Councillors and after Item 3.4.

Carried unanimously.

At the resumption of discussion of Item 3.3 –

Clause D

It is resolved that:

(D)       Council supports the signatories of the open letter to the Chair of the Independent Planning Commission from members of the design and planning community by requesting the Chief Executive Officer publish it as a full page advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald before the 27 August 2019 ($54,102 + GST, to be funded from the 2019/20 General Contingency budget). 

Clause D of the minute was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (6)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully and Thalis.

Noes (4)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps and Vithoulkas

Clause D of the minute carried.

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Extension of Time

During discussion on this matter, pursuant to the provisions of clause 8.35 of the Code of Meeting Practice, it was –

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Kok –

That Councillor Thalis be granted an extension of time to speak on this matter.

Carried unanimously.

During discussion on this matter, pursuant to the provisions of clause 8.35 of the Code of Meeting Practice, it was –

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Miller –

That Councillor Scully be granted an extension of time to speak on this matter.

Carried unanimously.

 

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Breathable Sydney ref: 1387    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

The World Health Organisation considers air pollution to be the single largest environmental danger to public health globally, accounting for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.

It is an increasingly important issue for cities, as the major source of human-induced air pollution is combustion of fuels in vehicles. Nitrogen and sulfur based pollutants, and atmospheric particulate matter (PM) are of particular concern to human health.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has estimated that about 3,000 deaths are attributable to urban air pollution in Australia each year, and that the health costs from mortality alone are estimated to be in the order of $11 to 24 billion per year.

A study by Asthma Australia showed that air pollution from motor vehicles kills over 1,700 Australians per year - around 650 of those deaths occur in NSW. This study indicates that the annual health costs of air pollution from vehicles is estimated to be $3 billion in the Sydney-Newcastle-Wollongong region.

A 2017 study conducted by the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub in Sydney revealed that the average roadside concentration of PM2.5 was double that prescribed as ‘acceptable’ under the existing air quality standards set by the National Environmental Protection Measures (NEPM). And in October 2018, Greenpeace released their analysis of European Space Agency satellite data, which showed that Sydney is a global hotspot for nitrogen dioxide.

Reducing the impacts of air pollution on our community’s health is one of the principle reasons why the City has boldly moved forward with projects that improve air quality - such as active transport, urban greening and advocating for public transport - even when it requires the sometimes unpopular step of removing parking.

It is also why, for the past two years, we have been trying to get the NSW Government to find a suitable locations for air monitoring equipment in the CBD.

The NSW Government, as the primary agency responsible for monitoring and regulating air quality, is not meeting its obligation under the National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure of installing performance monitoring stations at population centres.

In June 2017, then Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton announced: “Air quality monitoring will be reinstated in Sydney’s and Parramatta’s CBDs. It will also be investigated for Penrith and for Sydney’s busiest roads. In addition, a long term roadside monitor will be installed in Sydney’s CBD by the end of this year”.

Yet there is still no measurement of the air quality in our local government area. The small number of monitors closest to the city are located in parks and don’t reveal the extent of the problem where it truly matters – in our city’s streets, neighbourhoods and the CBD where people live, work and commute.

After extensive negotiations between the City and NSW Government, there is no agreement on a location, or a timeline for deployment. A number of sites within the city have been considered and assessed, with most being rejected by NSW Government agencies as unsuitable or rejected with consent not being given.

We cannot wait any longer for the NSW Government to act.

When I was in London in February, Mayor Khan organised an inspection of the network of air quality monitors, known as the Breathe London network, which is celebrated as the most advanced and comprehensive network of monitors in the world.

They use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air quality, providing an unprecedented level of detail about London’s air quality, which delivers insights into the sources of pollution.

They have 100 state-of-the-art fixed sensor pods mounted on lampposts and buildings close to known air quality hotspots and sensitive locations, such as schools and nurseries, as well as sensors mounted on cars that take pollution readings approximately every 30 metres at tens of thousands of locations whilst they travel through London’s streets. The data generated by this network is available for the public to view on an interactive online map.

The time has come for a Breathable Sydney network, similar to Breathe London. As elected representatives, we have a duty to our community to make sure the quality of the air we are all breathing every day is safe and acceptable. We can’t fulfil this if we can’t measure it. 

Air quality monitoring will provide invaluable data to our planners. It will provide a reliable baseline with which to measure the negative health impacts of major road projects so that we can better quantify their true cost to our community. It also provides the basis to measure the positive impact of new cycleways, urban greening, electric buses, and the impact of the light rail.

Over the coming months, the City, in partnership with UTS and supported by the Australian Government, will deliver a network of sensors as part of the TULIP project. The TULIP network will consist of 9 UTS-developed Environmental Monitoring System Instruments which will measure temperature, humidity, air quality (PM, CO, NO2, O3) and noise.

Each device will deliver data every 15 minutes, via a Long Range Wide Area Network to a fully integrated, publicly accessible data platform that will displayed the data in a way that is useful to the community.

Through this project, we can gain a much clearer understanding of the costs involved in setting up an air quality monitoring network. Recent technological developments have brought the price and size of reliable air quality monitors down.

The NSW Government needs to fulfil its commitments and I am asking for Council’s support to continue our advocacy. But we also need to be prepared to act ourselves, so I am also asking Council to support the City staff exploring and reporting back on how the city can implement an integrated, publicly accessible air quality monitoring network.

Recommendation

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the significant health impacts of air pollution on our communities;

(ii)         the lack of roadside air quality data in the City of Sydney and surrounding suburbs;

(iii)        the extensive advocacy and negotiations undertaken by the City to get the NSW Government to install air quality monitors in the local government area; and

(iv)       the benefits that this data would bring to the City for planning and evaluating city projects;

(B)        the Lord Mayor seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Energy and the Environment to advocate for the immediate installation of air quality monitors in the City of Sydney;

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to seek an urgent meeting with the Secretary of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to advocate for the immediate installation of air quality monitors in the City of Sydney; and

(D)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to develop a report on the options (including staffing and equipment costs) associated with implementing an integrated, publicly accessible ‘Breathable Sydney’ air quality monitoring network, that displays data in an intuitive way and which has enough sensors to enable the City to:

(i)          monitor high traffic areas in all of the City’s villages;

(ii)         have a number of portable units, so that the City can respond to community concern about air pollution sources in an ongoing way; and

(iii)        monitor city assets that cater to vulnerable members of the community, such as child care centres.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Miller –

That the minute by the Lord Mayor be endorsed and adopted.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Industry Awards for City Projects ref: 1383    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Minute by the Lord Mayor

To Council:

Each year, the value of our commitment to design excellence is demonstrated in the quality of the public infrastructure we are developing. Beautifully designed and functional, these projects are contributing to and enhancing the liveability of our city.

Once again, a number of our public infrastructure projects have been recognised over the past few months at a number of industry awards, including the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Awards, the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW) Awards, the World Architecture Awards 2019 and the Green Building Council of Australia.

These awards are some of the most prestigious in the design and construction industry, recognising and celebrating outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture and landscape architecture. 

At the NSW Architecture Awards, the Green Square Library and Plaza won the Public Architecture Award, Urban Design Award, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and the NSW Premier’s Prize.

The jury chair for Interior Architecture and Commercial Architecture, Sandra Furtado, praised the library: “It is immediately obvious that this library is loved by its staff and the wider community – this building is already the vibrant heart of the community.”

Green Square Library and Plaza was also recognised for outstanding public domain in the NSW Landscape Architecture Awards, winning the Landscape Architecture Award – Civic Landscape. At the World Architecture Awards 2019, it won the Libraries Award.

Demonstrating that sustainability and design excellence can be achieved side-by-side, the Green Square Town Centre was awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Harold Park has also received multiple awards, including the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design and the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize at the NSW Architecture Awards. I’m particularly proud that Harold Park was recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW) with the Landscape Architecture Award – Parks and Open Space.

The National Awards for the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Australian Urban Design Awards will be announced later in the year.

This year, the following City of Sydney projects were awarded:

Green Square Library and Plaza, Studio Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and Hassell

·                Public Architecture Award, NSW Architecture Awards

·                Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design, NSW Architecture Awards

·                John Verge Award for Interior Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards

·                NSW Premier’s Prize, NSW Architecture Awards

·                Landscape Architecture Award – Civic Landscape, NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

·                Libraries Award, 2019 World Architecture Awards

Harold Park, JMD Design

·                Landscape Architecture Award – Parks and Open Space, NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

Harold Park – entire development, Mirvac Design, Government Architects Office (GANSW), City of Sydney and Hassell, JMD Design

·                City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize, NSW Architecture Awards

Green Square Trunk Drainage – Drying Green Alliance

·                Australian Water Association, NSW 2019 Infrastructure Project Innovation Award

It is important to acknowledge the work of the architects who worked with City staff on these projects. I would like to congratulate Stewart Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and Hassell, Mirvac Design, JMD Design and the Government Architects Office.

It is equally important to acknowledge the many contractors and suppliers who worked with us including Lahey Constructions, Gledhill Constructions, Iquon, Drying Green Alliance, Ford Civil and John Holland Group as the head contractors. 

The success of these projects also relies on City staff who worked on them from their conception through to delivery. They should be congratulated and include:

Matthew Gribben, Michelle Samuel, Joel Munns, John Malcolm, Chris McBride, Paula Yu, Ebony Heslop, Samantha Carroll, Damon La’Rance, Chris Thomas, Tony Moore, Jason Green, Cathy Rush, Peter Cooper, Tracey Hargans, Irene Fakas, Lauren Simpson, Sue Anderson, Amarnath Reddy, Amit Chanan, Ann Hoban, Lillian Xue, Lisa Dodd and Kathleen Ng.

Recommendation

It is resolved that Council acknowledges these well-deserved awards that pay tribute to the skill and commitment of City staff and the Design Advisory Panel who worked with us to deliver these high quality projects, and commend the architects, contractors and suppliers for their excellent work.

COUNCILLOR CLOVER MOORE

Lord Mayor

Moved by the Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Thalis –

That the minute by the Lord Mayor be endorsed and adopted.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Live Streaming ref: 1382    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          changes to the legislation in the Model Code of Meeting Practice require all local governments in NSW to live stream all Council, Committee and other public meetings by December 2019 so Council activities are readily accessible by constituents;

(a)        currently, very little information has been released to Council on the progress of implementing live streaming for Council and Committee meetings;

(b)        Council’s Code of Meeting Practice calls for decisions to be made openly and in a way that is accountable;

(c)         Clause 4.18 of the City of Sydney's Code of Meeting Practice requires all meetings of Council and Committees of Council to be webcast on the Council's website; and

(d)        Supplementary provision 4.19 requires the meetings to be audio-visually recorded and webcast live;

(ii)         that Council has rejected requests on multiple occasions to introduce live streaming and testing including but not limited to:

(a)        27 February 2017;

(b)        27 March 2017;

(c)         26 June 2017; and

(d)        11 December 2017; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          provide Council with an update on the integration of live streaming for Council and Committee meetings which includes:

(a)        an estimated date for commencement of live streaming; and

(b)        a breakdown of total cost of equipment implementation and ongoing cost for the City; and

(ii)         advise Council on implementation of an interim arrangement to livestream on an available digital platform such as Facebook Live.

Variation. At the request of Councillor Kok, and by consent, the motion was varied such that it read as follows –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          on 14 December 2018, a Model Code of Meeting Practice was prescribed under the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005;

(ii)         this Code made webcasting of Council meetings mandatory by 14 December 2019;

(iii)        Council unanimously endorsed adopting the City of Sydney’s Code of Meeting Practice on 13 May 2019;

(iv)       as required by the Office of Local Government and the model code of conduct, livestreaming of Council and Committees will be available from 14 December 2019; and

(v)         interim arrangements will not be required because webcasting will be implemented by the mandatory implementation date; and

(B)            the Chief Executive Officer be requested to provide Council with an update on the integration of live streaming for Council and Committee meetings which includes a breakdown of implementation and ongoing costs for the City.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Air Quality Monitoring ref: 1384    Abandoned

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Procedural Motion

At this stage of the meeting, it was moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by Councillor Kok –

That Item 12.15 be withdrawn as the matter had already been dealt with at Item 3.2.

Carried unanimously.

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Leptospirosis and Rat Eradication in the Sydney LGA ref: 1379    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          public health relies on the provision of safe and clean public spaces by Council, and is one of the City's core responsibilities;

(ii)         the presence of rats and other vermin pose a threat to public health by acting as reservoir hosts for Leptospira bacteria, passing to other organisms in their urine;

(a)        it is known that Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection which causes a systemic inflammatory response and organ failure, can prove lethal to dogs and humans and is transmitted via rat urine;

(b)        the increasing number of rats in the City of Sydney LGA has resulted in an outbreak of Leptospirosis in Sydney;

(c)         Leptospirosis has never before been seen in the Sydney area, but as of July 2019, five dogs have been reported to have died from the disease;

(d)        the bacteria can survive for long periods in moist environments, with environmental flooding (such as occurred in Surry Hills following extensive ground disturbance due to light rail construction) prolonging the survival of these organisms in surface water;

(e)        Questions and Motions have previously been submitted by multiple Councillors asking the City for details or reviews on the City's vermin control program including:

·             Question on Notice by Cr Scott on 14 September 2015;

·             Notices of Motion by Cr Forster on 29 June 2015 and 26 June 2017; and

·             Question of Notice by Cr Vithoulkas on 13 August 2018; and

(iii)        the recent reported significant increase of rodents and subsequent heightened risks to public health require a more extreme course of action for pest control; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          benchmark the City of Sydney against other cities' actions and best practice vermin control such as fitting drains with interceptor traps according to risk and requiring a 2-3m clear 'no-grow' zone or 0.5m clear zone from the bottom of vegetation around external walls;

(ii)         intensify efforts on rat control in an attempt to control the outbreak of Leptospirosis;

(iii)        increase the City's current budget and actions on rat and other vermin control; and

(iv)       develop a new, intensified vermin control and eradication plan and report back to Council.

Foreshadowed motion. Councillor Thalis foreshadowed that, should the motion moved by Councillor Phelps be lost, he would move an alternative motion.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (1)          Councillor Phelps

Noes (5)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott and Thalis.

Motion lost.

Councillor Thalis then moved his foreshadowed motion, seconded by Councillor Kok –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          public health relies on the provision of safe and clean public spaces by Council, and is one of the City's core responsibilities;

(ii)         the presence of rats and other vermin pose a threat to public health by acting as reservoir hosts for Leptospira bacteria, passing it to other organisms in their urine;

(iii)        it is known that Leptospirosis, a bacterial infection which causes a systemic inflammatory response and organ failure, can prove lethal to dogs and humans and is transmitted via rat urine;

(iv)       rat populations have been stirred by an unprecedented number of major construction and infrastructure projects taking place across the City of Sydney area;

(v)         the increasing number of rats in the City of Sydney LGA has been attributed to an outbreak of Leptospirosis in Sydney;

(vi)       leptospirosis has never been seen before in the Sydney area, but as of July 2019, seven dogs have been reported to have died from the disease;

(vii)      the bacteria can survive for long periods in moist environments, with environmental flooding (such as occurred in Surry Hills following extensive ground disturbance due to light rail construction) prolonging the survival of these organisms in surface water;

(viii)     the City of Sydney has doubled its existing rat baiting stations and increased the frequency of inspections which has increased the budget from $50,000 up to $150,000;

(ix)       the City of Sydney has 860 rat bait stations in public areas, and will place additional baits in response to complaints from residents and businesses;

(x)         the Director City Planning, Development and Transport has written to Sydney Trains, Property NSW and the Land and Housing Corporation, to request they increase baiting and monitoring of rats on their land in the City of Sydney;

(xi)       the City of Sydney will monitor the effectiveness of the enhanced baiting program through increased coordination across Council including mapping of hot spots which include areas where residents have complained about rats, where most rats are killed from baiting, and areas of poor waste management practice;

(xii)      the City of Sydney has benchmarked with local and international cities and will continue to focus on best practice regarding rodent management; 

(xiii)     the City of Sydney has urged residents and businesses to take care with food scraps and other waste;

(xiv)    City of Sydney regulatory staff target poor waste management practices and illegal dumping in hot spots;

(xv)      City of Sydney residents are entitled to 52 free bulky waste collections every year, which aims to tackle illegal dumping and control pests and vermin;

(xvi)    the City of Sydney has recommended private property owners ensure regular pest control is carried out, and that they remove overgrown vegetation and accumulated rubbish that may attract vermin;

(xvii)   the City of Sydney has put signs in Ward Park Surry Hills recommending dog owners keep their dogs away from any puddles and mud to reduce the risk of contamination;

(xviii)  the signs also recommend that pet owners concerned about recent cases of leptospirosis in the inner city should contact their vet; and

(xix)    the City of Sydney has provided free vaccinations against the disease to dogs from the Northcott social housing estate, next to Ward Park in Surry Hills; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          report back to Council via CEO Update on the overall effectiveness of the program to reduce rodents, after six months.

Variation. At the request of the Chair (the Lord Mayor), and by consent, the motion was varied by the addition of clause (B)(ii) as follows:

(B)(ii)   urgently undertake a study of eradication options to suit our city conditions and utilise general contingency funds for this study and additional measures if required.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

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Extension of Time

During discussion on this matter, pursuant to the provisions of clause 8.35 of the Code of Meeting Practice, it was –

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis –

That Councillor Phelps be granted an extension of time to speak on this matter.

Carried unanimously.

 

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Oxford Street Development ref: 1385    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Oxford Street is an iconic part of the City of Sydney as:

(a)        a historical and cultural hub for the LGBTQI community in Sydney;

(b)        a centre of night life and night time activity in the City; and

(c)         home to a unique and diverse range of businesses that have been part of the community, some for over 30 years;

(ii)         the City opened up expressions of interest for a 99 year lease on its properties at 56-76, 82-106 and 110-122 Oxford Street on 30 May 2018, and whilst this opens up new opportunities for growth and development in the area, it has also produced a number of problems throughout its management including:

(a)        many tenants and businesses remain uninformed about the progress of the development and relevant information leaving them uncertain about the future of their businesses for over a year;

(b)        the abundance of vacant storefronts on Oxford Street available for lease, some for over two years, have:

·             contributed to a negative impact on sales for surrounding businesses;

·             discouraged foot traffic; and

·             caused businesses to move from the area; and

(c)         many properties are overdue for maintenance, repair and renovation which have been postponed by the City in anticipation of development;

(iii)        long periods of construction will severely impact the already fragile economy of the Oxford Street strip, and put the unique character of Oxford Street at risk of being lost; and

(iv)       a managed development that occurs in stages across the strip will allow businesses to continue to operate with less disruption and reduce the risk of businesses being forced to close or move permanently as a result of the construction; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          investigate options the City can undertake to support the Oxford Street businesses currently under stress from the proposed development, and report suggestions back to Council;

(ii)         investigate options for a managed development that occurs in stages across Oxford Street to support businesses who may be affected by long periods of construction, and report suggestions back to Council;

(iii)        create a small business support plan for any future development, in consultation with existing tenants, which includes:

(a)        notifying residents and tenants as soon as legally possible of any chosen development plan;

(b)        a regular communication schedule with residents and tenants;

(c)         requiring any development plan to include sufficient consultation with affected tenants; and

(d)        a plan for rent relief for affected storefronts throughout any proposed development;

Foreshadowed motion. Councillor Thalis foreshadowed that, should the motion moved by Councillor Phelps be lost, he would move an alternative motion.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (1)          Councillor Phelps

Noes (5)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott and Thalis.

Councillor Thalis then moved his foreshadowed motion, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the resolution of Council of 18 November 2018 which:

(a)        endorsed a preferred entity to acquire the commercial properties at 56-76 82-106 and 110-122 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst via a 99 year lease and implement and manage their successful transformation; and

(b)        delegated authority to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the transaction documents with the preferred entity;

(ii)         all matters relating to this proposed lease and related negotiations remain confidential until execution of the lease;

(iii)        the City kept tenants and local businesses informed about progress during the Expressions of Interest process, and continue to update tenants about progress, most recently on 25 June 2019, where all tenants were notified that the preferred entity would be undertaking due diligence investigations over the coming months;

(iv)       all existing tenants will be transferred to the preferred entity, enabling them to continue to occupy their premises and run their business under the conditions of their current lease agreement;

(v)         as tenants with rent arrears will have any arrears transferred to the new entity, the City has informed tenants that it is their best interest to clear any arrears prior to handover;

(vi)       all repairs, maintenance, cleaning and waste services for the Oxford Street properties will continue up to six weeks post-handover, so there is no disruption in service provision; and

(vii)      any future transformation of the Oxford Street properties would require a development application, entailing comprehensive consultation with  the community, including local businesses; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to continue to work with the preferred entity and local businesses to ensure:

(i)          any concerns about impacts arising from the transformation of the Oxford Street properties are addressed; and

(ii)         the transformation of the Oxford Street properties provides long term economic, cultural and social benefits to the Oxford Street neighbourhood.

The foreshadowed motion was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (5)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott and Thalis

Noes (1)          Councillor Phelps.

Motion carried.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Metro Theatre Kings Cross ref: 1380    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the Metro Theatre (formerly the Minerva Theatre) remains an architectural and cultural icon of the Sydney LGA and has been afforded heritage protection under Clause 5.10 (Heritage conservation) of the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012;

(ii)         on 19 March 2018, Council rejected a Notice of Motion by Councillor Forster to begin negotiations to acquire the Metro Theatre when it went on sale in late 2017;

(iii)        while the Metro Theatre was sold in March 2019 to Abacus Property Group, there is substantial community interest in the future of the property as an entertainment venue;

(iv)       a study commissioned by the City of Sydney following Councillor Phelps' 16 April 2018 Notice of Motion, found the Metro Theatre meets the criteria for State Heritage Significance for its historic, associative, aesthetic and representative values and its rarity. Supported by a letter of support from the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia, supporting the nomination;

(v)         re-establishing the Metro Theatre as an entertainment venue would provide the City with the opportunity to:

(a)        ensure the heritage protection of the building for any future use;

(b)        drive economic growth and bring investment into the Kings Cross / Potts Point areas; and

(c)         provide the Kings Cross / Potts Point community with a much needed entertainment venue; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          investigate the business case for future use of the Metro Theatre as an entertainment and cultural facility and report back findings to Council; and

(ii)         begin discussions with the NSW Government and relevant private interests regarding the purchase of the Metro Theatre by the NSW Government or City of Sydney and the option of a public private partnership.

Foreshadowed motion. Councillor Thalis foreshadowed that, should the motion moved by Councillor Phelps be lost, he would move an alternative motion.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (2)          Councillors Phelps and Scott

Noes (4)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller and Thalis.

Motion lost.

Councillor Thalis then moved his foreshadowed motion, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the Metro Theatre (formerly the Minerva Theatre) remains an architectural and cultural icon of the Sydney LGA and has been afforded heritage protection under Clause 5.10 (Heritage conservation) of the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012;

(ii)         the City has submitted a State Heritage nomination for the theatre which is currently being considered by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage;

(iii)        the theatre is currently not for sale, following its purchase by the Abacus Property Group for $19.8 million in March 2019;

(iv)       despite this purchase taking the theatre off the market, a continuing hope remains that the building could be restored as a live theatre due to:

(a)        the shortage of theatres which meet the needs of independent, professional non-profit and commercial theatre producers;

(b)        the organic growth of the eastern edge of the city as a theatre precinct comprising several small performance spaces; and

(c)         its potential contribution to revitalising Kings Cross nightlife;

(v)         the City of Sydney has long played a major role in providing and increasing performance spaces and live theatre through:

(a)        the restoration of the Capitol Theatre in the early 1990s;

(b)        provision and ongoing support of the City Recital Hall in Angel Place;

(c)         transformation of the former Baptist Tabernacle in Darlinghurst into the Eternity Playhouse, a 200 seat state of the art theatre;

(d)        retention of the Reg Murphy Hall as the Hayes Theatre, now Australia’s leading home of independent music theatre and cabaret;

(e)        provision of the PACT Theatre for Emerging Artists in Erskineville;

(f)          support for the Sydney Fringe Festival to establish Fringe HQ with multiple small performance spaces in the former World Bar Kings Cross;

(g)        making City properties available as temporary performances spaces for the Sydney Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival;

(h)        providing support for independent theatre through the City’s grants program, most recently to Redline Productions for improvements to the Old Fitz Theatre in Woolloomooloo;

(i)          encouraging licenced premises to establish new live performance spaces through incentives in the City’s Late Night Development Control Plan;

(j)          developing mechanisms to make it easier to establish temporary and permanent performance spaces for consideration by Council; and

(k)         working through ongoing issues relating to availability of creative space, including performance spaces, rehearsal spaces, studios and workshops through the development of the cultural and creative components of Sustainable Sydney 2050; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to continue to work with the NSW Government, the performing arts sector and other relevant stakeholders to:

(iii)        address the shortage of theatres and performance spaces within the City of Sydney; and

(iv)       support the continued growth of the eastern edge of the city as a theatre precinct.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Owner's Consent - 14-26 Wattle Street, Ultimo ref: 1388    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X025362

It is resolved that Council delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to grant owner's consent to Landream Pyrmont Pty Limited lodging all applications required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to allow Landream to progress its redevelopment of the entire site.  

Lead officer: Angelo Petraccaro


19/08/2019 - Alternative Traffic Calming Measures for Maddox Street ref: 1392    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Chung, seconded by Councillor Forster –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Maddox Street, Alexandria, between Euston Road and Mitchell Road, is predominantly a residential street containing low density housing which has a maximum weight limit of 3 tonnes for vehicles entering the street to pass through;

(ii)         there have been significant breaches of the weight limits on this street, many of which have been reported to the City of Sydney. There is photographic evidence of some these breaches;

(iii)        at the June 2019 Alexandria Community Meeting, it was announced that RMS did not support the full road closure at Maddox Street as proposed by the City of Sydney and as an alternative, City staff proposed installation of raised thresholds; and

(iv)       existing traffic calming measures such as roundabouts and garden beds have been proven ineffective in preventing overweight vehicles in entering and passing through Maddox Street, as shown through photographic evidence; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          investigate the option of installing chicanes in an effort to deter overweight vehicles rat-running through Maddox Street;

(ii)         take immediate action to install permanent and clearer signs that indicate Maddox Street has a maximum weigh limit of 3 tonnes; and

(iii)        report back to Council within two months.

Foreshadowed motion. Councillor Miller foreshadowed that, should the motion moved by Councillor Chung be lost, she would move an alternative motion.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (4)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps and Vithoulkas

Noes (6)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully and Thalis.

Motion lost.

Councillor Miller then moved her foreshadowed motion, seconded by Councillor Kok –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Maddox Street, Alexandria between Euston Road and Mitchell Road is predominantly a residential street containing low density housing which has a maximum weight limit of 3 tonnes for vehicles entering the street to pass through;

(ii)         there have been significant breaches of the weight limits on this street, many of which have been reported to the City of Sydney. There is photographic evidence of some of these breaches;

(iii)        since August 2016, City of Sydney staff have been taking action to calm traffic in Maddox Street including: 

(a)        installing three roundabouts – one each at the intersections with Mitchell Road, Belmont Street and Lawrence Street; traffic signals at the intersection with Euston Road;

(b)        road narrowing and in-road street trees along the southern kerb between Belmont Street and Belmont Lane; and

(c)         a raised threshold just east of the intersection with Mitchell Road.

(iv)       while the RMS and the Police are best equipped to conduct roadside enforcement of overweight vehicles, some City staff have also been authorised by RMS to conduct roadside intercepts for overweight vehicles;

(v)         City of Sydney staff have installed temporary, large electronic signs and permanent, large yellow reflective load limit signs at Maddox Street that clearly show the weight-tonne limit;

(vi)       City of Sydney staff cannot install chicanes on Maddox Street because garbage trucks and some emergency vehicles and will not be able to access the street;

(vii)      at the June 2019 Alexandria Community Meeting, it was announced that RMS did not support the full road closure of Maddox Street as proposed by the City of Sydney;

(viii)     a full road closure is the best outcome to resolve overweight vehicles breaching the weight-tonne limit on Maddox Street and;

(ix)       as an alternative, City staff proposed installation of raised thresholds that will only slow regular sized vehicles.

Variation. At the request of Councillor Chung, and by consent, the foreshadowed motion was varied such that is read as follows –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Maddox Street, Alexandria between Euston Road and Mitchell Road is predominantly a residential street containing low density housing which has a maximum weight limit of 3 tonnes for vehicles entering the street to pass through;

(ii)         there have been significant breaches of the weight limits on this street, many of which have been reported to the City of Sydney. There is photographic evidence of some of these breaches;

(iii)        since August 2016, City of Sydney staff have been taking action to calm traffic in Maddox Street including: 

(a)        installing three roundabouts – one each at the intersections with Mitchell Road, Belmont Street and Lawrence Street; traffic signals at the intersection with Euston Road;

(b)        road narrowing and in-road street trees along the southern kerb between Belmont Street and Belmont Lane; and

(c)         a raised threshold just east of the intersection with Mitchell Road.

(iv)       while the RMS and the Police are best equipped to conduct roadside enforcement of overweight vehicles, some City staff have also been authorised by RMS to conduct roadside intercepts for overweight vehicles;

(v)         City of Sydney staff have installed temporary, large electronic signs and permanent, large yellow reflective load limit signs at Maddox Street that clearly show the weight-tonne limit;

(vi)       at the June 2019 Alexandria Community Meeting, it was announced that RMS did not support the full road closure of Maddox Street as proposed by the City of Sydney;

(vii)      a full road closure is the best outcome to resolve overweight vehicles breaching the weight-tonne limit on Maddox Street and;

(viii)     as an alternative, City staff proposed installation of raised thresholds that will only slow regular sized vehicles.

The motion, as varied by consent was carried unanimously.

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Procedural Motion

At this stage of the meeting pursuant to clause 16.2 of the Code of Meeting Practice, it was moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by Councillor Chung –

That the meeting be extended to 11.15pm.

A show of hands on the motion resulted in an equality of voting as follows –

Ayes (5)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps, Scott and Vithoulkas

Noes (5)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scully and Thalis.

The Chair (the Lord Mayor) exercised her casting vote against the motion.

Motion lost.

At 10.55pm the meeting was adjourned.

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - City of Sydney Multicultural Statement ref: 1396    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Thalis –

It is resolved that Council:

(A)        note ‘A City for All: Towards a socially just and resilient Sydney’ Social Sustainability Policy was adopted by Council in July 2016. In recognition of these previous commitments and considering the massacre of Muslim worshippers at a mosque in New Zealand earlier this year, it is imperative that Council reaffirm its commitment to be a welcoming city that embraces and celebrates the cultural and linguistic diversity of its residents and visitors;

(B)        reaffirm:

(i)          its commitment to a multicultural Australia that is inclusive for all people; 

(ii)         its commitment to supporting a socially cohesive community in our Local Government Area;

(iii)        its support of the Policy Principles of LGNSW in their Multicultural Communities Policy Statement: 

(a)        Equity – fair distribution of resources; 

(b)        Rights – equality for all people; 

(c)         Access – to services essential to quality of life; 

(d)        Participation – of all people in their community; and 

(e)        Recognition – of the unique place of Aboriginal people in NSW and the right of Aboriginal people to be involved in all decisions affecting Aboriginal communities; 

(C)       support building social cohesion within the Sydney LGA creating linkages between communities within our LGA to help break down barriers and grow acceptance and inclusion; and 

(D)       endorse that the following motion be submitted to the 2019 LGNSW Annual Conference:

That the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGNSW) supports the Multicultural Communities Policy Statement: 

(a)        Equity – fair distribution of resources; 

(b)        Rights – equality for all people; 

(c)         Access – to services essential to quality of life; 

(d)        Participation – of all people in their community; and 

(e)        Recognition – of the unique place of Aboriginal people in NSW and the right of Aboriginal people to be involved in all decisions affecting Aboriginal communities. 

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Fire Safety Reports ref: 1414    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Lead officer: Luke Farrell


19/08/2019 - Adoption of UNICEF's Child Friendly Cities Initiative ref: 1401    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          there are more children in our city than ever before. The number of children aged 0-4 in the City of Sydney has grown by 70 per cent in the last 15 years;

(ii)         the strong work that the City of Sydney has done in making Sydney a child friendly Sydney. This includes the development of more child friendly parks, childcare centres and skate parks;

(iii)        global cities such as Sydney must be places that welcome children, and that we can always do more. This includes empowering children so that they can make substantial contributions to the design and planning of our Cities; and

(iv)       that the Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI), developed by UNICEF, provides a set of principles and procedures by which local governments can develop more child friendly cities;

(B)        Council consider endorsing the CFCI's Framework for building a child friendly city and respecting the rights of children:

(i)          Non-discrimination: The rights of all children are respected, without discrimination of any kind irrespective of the child’s or his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status;

(ii)         Best interests of the child: The best interests of children are a primary consideration in decisions that may affect them with State Parties assuring the care and protection necessary for their wellbeing;

(iii)        The inherent right to life, survival and development: Children have the right to life, with States Parties committed to ensuring the maximum extent possible, their right to survival and healthy development; and

(iv)       Respect for the views of the child: Children have the right to voice their opinions and have these be taken into account in decisions that affect them; and

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          investigate:

(a)        signing on as a Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) city;

(b)        integrating this framework into the City of Sydney's 2050 plan; and

(c)         the feasibility of a Child Advisory Panel; and

(ii)         provide a report back to Council via the CEO Update.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Tender - Reject and Negotiate - Provision of Virtual Customer Assistant and Live Chat Solution ref: 1399    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Lead officer: Stuart Wong


19/08/2019 - Cancellation of Cloud Arch ref: 1405    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Forster, seconded by Councillor Chung –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          in June 2013, Council endorsed the City Centre Public Art Plan, followed closely by the adoption of the George Street Concept Design in September 2013;

(ii)         following an international competition, Council awarded a tender to Partridge Events for Cloud Arch by Junya Ishigami in July 2014, with an estimated total budget of $3.5 million;

(iii)        in August 2017, more than three years after awarding the tender, a revised design for Cloud Arch was released and the cost had increased 222 per cent to $11.3 million;

(iv)       in December 2018, the City's Chief Operating Officer revealed that the overall project delivery costs totalled approximately $22 million, a 528 per cent cost blowout;

(v)         financial analysis of comparable city councils in Australia, including Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, and international cities such as New York and London, shows that spending on public art is approximately 1 per cent of those councils' total capital works budgets;

(vi)       the City of Sydney's 2019/20 Public Art spend in the local government area is currently estimated at $4.7 million or 1.83 per cent of its total capital works budget; and

(vii)      the Cloud Arch, at a cost of $22 million, would make up 11 per cent of the City's total capital works budget; and 

(B)        the Lord Mayor be requested to:

(i)          confirm the permanent cancellation of the Cloud Arch project;

(ii)         reassess the potential for a different public art installation in the future Town Hall Square, following the completion of the Light Rail Project; and

(iii)        allocate no more than 1 per cent of the City's Total Capital Works budget for the relevant financial year to any future public art installation in the future Town Hall Square.

Amendment. Moved by Councillor Scully, seconded by Councillor Thalis –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          in June 2013 Council endorsed the City Centre Public Art Plan, followed closely by the adoption of the George Street Concept Design in September 2013;

(ii)         following an international competition, Council awarded a tender to Partridge Events for Cloud Arch by Junya Ishigami in July 2014 with a budget and delivery strategy endorsed by Council in August 2017;

(iii)        the City of Sydney and Transport for NSW had negotiated a Light Rail Development Agreement for installation of the footings for Cloud Arch, but the Light Rail subcontractor denied access to the City to construct the footings;

(iv)       the City was forced to modify its designs for the footings in response to light rail infrastructure being built through the proposed footing locations, which resulted in redesigns, more complex construction needs, cost increases and time delays; 

(v)         the program for the Light Rail provided no opportunity for installation of the footings before it opened for operations and regrettably, the City made the difficult but responsible decision to defer the project;

(vi)       a report to Council on 10 December 2018 outlined the significant challenges staff were presented with that impacted on delivery of the Cloud Arch project. At that time Council approved the deferral of the Cloud Arch project to be considered as part of the Town Hall Square project when the Light Rail is complete and financial conditions are more favourable. The City’s position has not changed since then; and

(vii)      the draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy envisages significant public domain improvements incorporating public art within a new future Town Hall Square and therefore presents the most opportune time to revisit the Cloud Arch project.

(B)            the Lord Mayor be requested to defer the Cloud Arch project until consultation on the Town Hall Square redevelopment commences, so that the feasibility of incorporating Cloud Arch, or an alternative suitably iconic public art installation into the future Town Hall Square project can be considered, noting that funding for the Future Town Hall Square project will need to be considered in future budgets.

The amendment was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (6)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully, Thalis

Noes (4)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps and Vithoulkas.

Amendment carried.

The substantive motion was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (6)          The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully, Thalis

Noes (4)          Councillors Chung, Forster, Phelps and Vithoulkas.

Substantive motion carried.

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Misrepresentation

During discussion on Item 12.5, Councillor Scully stated that she had been misrepresented in respect to comments made by Councillor Phelps and clarified her position accordingly.

During discussion on Item 12.5, Councillor Thalis stated that he had been misrepresented in respect to comments made by Councillor Phelps and clarified his position accordingly.

During discussion on Item 12.5, Councillor Thalis stated that he had been misrepresented in respect to comments made by Councillor Forster and clarified his position accordingly.

 

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Liveable Slow Streets ref: 1407    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

By Councillor Miller

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the petition submitted by residents of Morehead, Walker, Little Young, Cleveland and Young Streets, Redfern, requesting that Council consider their desire to calm and green their street - Morehead Street, between Cooper Street and James Street, Redfern - through a revised design of the public space;

(ii)         that there is high community support to transform a passive road space into a well-loved and well-used green space that prioritises the health, safety, community connectivity and amenity of residents, as well as encouraging positive environmental outcomes such as stormwater harvesting, urban cooling and biodiversity; and

(iii)        that the Liveable Slow Street proposal is consistent with the preliminary findings of the Sydney 2050 consultation which demonstrates that that the community has a high level of interest and desire for more public green spaces, walkability, and opportunities for community interaction; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          respond to the proposal attached to the petition and investigate the suggested traffic measures and feasibility of the street design;

(ii)         trial a Liveable Slow Street proposal over the summer months of 2019/20 through a range of temporary design measures and appropriate signage that would disallow through traffic from Morehead Street onto James Street; and

(iii)        report back to Council via the CEO Update on progress.

Note – at the meeting of Council, the content of the original Notice of Motion was varied by Councillor Miller. Subsequently, it was –

Moved by Councillor Miller, seconded by Councillor Scott –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the petition submitted by residents of Morehead, Walker, Little Young, Cleveland and Young Streets, Redfern, requesting that Council consider their desire to calm and green their street - Morehead Street, between Cooper Street and James Street, Redfern - through a revised design of the public space;

(ii)         that there is high community support to transform a passive road space into a well-loved and well-used green space that prioritises the health, safety, community connectivity and amenity of residents, as well as encouraging positive environmental outcomes such as stormwater harvesting, urban cooling and biodiversity; and

(iii)        that the Liveable Slow Street proposal is consistent with the preliminary findings of the Sydney 2050 consultation which demonstrates that that the community has a high level of interest and desire for more public green spaces, walkability, and opportunities for community interaction; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          respond to the proposal attached to the petition and investigate the suggested traffic measures and feasibility of the street design;

(ii)         trial a Liveable Slow Street proposal when possible through a range of temporary design measures and appropriate signage that would disallow through traffic from Morehead Street onto James Street; and

(iii)        report back to Council via the CEO Update on progress.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Vale Doris Goddard ref: 1409    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Miller, seconded by Councillor Scott –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note that beloved Sydney publican performer and icon Doris Goddard passed away on 28 July 2019, aged 89;

(i)          born in Forest Lodge on 1 March 1930, Doris has had a longstanding contribution to Sydney’s cultural life, night time ecology, LGBTQI+ community and for those less fortunate than herself;

(ii)         Doris found fame during the 1950s as an actress and cabaret singer performing alongside Hollywood greats including Katherine Hepburn, Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Bob Hope and Sid James;

(iii)        upon her return to Australia, Doris owned pubs in Surry Hills, Newtown and Balmain. In 1977 she and her husband Charlie Bishop purchased the iconic art deco building at the corner of Foster Street and Hunt Street, Surry Hills, which would become known as the Hotel Hollywood. Throughout her career as a publican, Doris enraptured punters with performances and tales of Old Hollywood gossip. The Hotel Hollywood was her home for over 40 years;

(iv)       Doris was driven by a love for her community and an affinity with the underdog. She lent an ear to any concern, and unconditionally gave her hospitality, respect and kindness without judgement. Despite the disapproval of some of her neighbours, she was known to open the doors of the hotel to the homeless when nearby hostels became full, and reached out to patrons experiencing hardship. She was truly the beating heart of the Hotel Hollywood, and embraced the Surry Hills arts, music and entertainment community with gusto; and

(v)         Doris was a champion of Sydney’s nightlife until her final days. She attended rallies against the State Government’s Lock Out Laws as recently as February this year, and was described by Mr Mark Symons, who has managed the Hotel Hollywood for Doris since 1998, as continuing “to sing until the end”; 

(B)        all persons present in the chamber rise to observe one minute’s silence to mark the passing of Doris Goddard; and

(C)       the Lord Mayor be requested to write the family of Doris Goddard expressing Council’s condolences.

 

Note – the motion above was not carried. The resolution below was carried.

(A)        Council note that beloved Sydney publican performer and icon Doris Goddard passed away on 28 July 2019, aged 89;

(i)          born in Forest Lodge on 1 March 1930, Doris has had a longstanding contribution to Sydney’s cultural life, night time ecology, LGBTQI+ community and for those less fortunate than herself;

(ii)         Doris found fame during the 1950s as an actress and cabaret singer performing alongside Hollywood greats including Katherine Hepburn, Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Bob Hope and Sid James;

(iii)        upon her return to Australia, Doris owned pubs in Surry Hills, Newtown and Balmain. In 1977 she and her husband Charlie Bishop purchased the iconic art deco building at the corner of Foster Street and Hunt Street, Surry Hills, which would become known as the Hotel Hollywood. Throughout her career as a publican, Doris enraptured punters with performances and tales of Old Hollywood gossip. The Hotel Hollywood was her home for over 40 years;

(iv)       Doris was driven by a love for her community and an affinity with the underdog. She lent an ear to any concern, and unconditionally gave her hospitality, respect and kindness without judgement. Despite the disapproval of some of her neighbours, she was known to open the doors of the hotel to the homeless when nearby hostels became full, and reached out to patrons experiencing hardship. She was truly the beating heart of the Hotel Hollywood, and embraced the Surry Hills arts, music and entertainment community with gusto;

(v)         Doris was a trail blazer for women across the entertainment and hospitality industries. As Sydney's first female publican she changed the face of the city for the better; and

(vi)       Doris was a champion of Sydney’s nightlife until her final days. She attended rallies against the State Government’s Lock Out Laws as recently as February this year, and was described by Mr Mark Symons, who has managed the Hotel Hollywood for Doris since 1998, as continuing “to sing until the end”; 

(B)        all persons present in the chamber rise to observe one minute’s silence to mark the passing of Doris Goddard; and

(C)       the Lord Mayor be requested to write to Doris Goddard’s family, friend Mark Symons and all at the Hotel Hollywood expressing Council’s condolences.

Carried unanimously.

Note – All Councillors, staff, press and members of the public present stood in silence for one minute as a mark of respect to Doris Goddard.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - NBN Impacts on City Streets ref: 1411    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Scully, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          under the Telecommunications Act 1997 companies are allowed to install "low impact facilities" without consultation or planning approval;

(ii)         as a result, the design and placement of these facilities has, in some cases, had a distinctly negative impact on public amenity and access;

(iii)        low impact facilities can include roadside cabinets, (small) radio communications dishes and antennae, cable pits, and public payphones. They are not regulated because their size means they are meant to have a low visual impact and be less likely to raise planning, heritage or environmental concerns;

(iv)       the Telecommunications Code of Practice requires that when installing low impact facilities carriers must take all reasonable steps to:

(a)        ensure as little detriment, damage and inconvenience as practicable is caused;

(b)        minimise interference with public utilities, roads and paths, traffic and land use;

(c)         ensure that the land is restored to a condition that is similar to its condition before the installation began; and

(d)        protect the environment (including ecosystems, people and communities; resources; qualities and characteristics of locations and areas, and the social, economic and cultural aspects of all these);

(v)         it is apparent these standards are not being met, as evident by the inappropriate placement of NBN facilities on public footpaths which obstruct reasonable thoroughfare and access;

(vi)       poorly considered line installations, and footpaths left in a poor state after lines are laid, are also having an impact on the quality and accessibility of footpaths and the public realm in the City of Sydney; 

(vii)      the City of Sydney's draft Inclusive and Accessible Public Domain Guidelines ("the Guidelines"),  currently on exhibition for public comment, have been developed to achieve our objective of a liveable city where everyone has equitable and dignified access in the public domain. The Guidelines provide information to ensure that accessibility and inclusion of people with disability is considered in the design, management and use of public spaces in the City of Sydney Local Government Area;

(viii)     the Guidelines state that "Quality and accessible public outdoor spaces play an important role in creating a liveable and welcoming city" and "The continuous accessible path of travel is the foundation of an inclusive and accessible public domain"; and

(ix)       City staff have sought better outcomes and discussions with NBN Co over the years in order to secure better outcomes for City residents, businesses and visitors impacted by NBN node boxes, but have not been able to secure meaningful co-operation on a suitable outcome for the public domain;

(B)        the Lord Mayor be requested to invite NBN Co representatives and other relevant organisations to a meeting of the Inclusion Advisory Panel, to present their practices and to receive feedback about the impact of these facilities as advocates for fair and equitable access in the public domain;

(C)       the Lord Mayor be requested to invite the Chief Executive Officer of NBN Co to meet with City of Sydney staff, Councillors and members of the Inclusion Advisory Panel for a tour of the city to review existing NBN facilities, and discuss solutions for mitigating their significant impacts on public amenity and accessibility; and

(D)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to consult with members of the Retail Advisory Panel about the impact of these facilities on city main streets and businesses.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - AusMusic T-Shirt Day ref: 1340    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Scully, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Support Act is a charity which provides financial help, advice and practical assistance to artists, roadies and music industry workers who are experiencing hardship due to illness, a mental health problem, an injury or other crisis which impacts on their ability to work in music;

(ii)         a study by Victoria University reported that musicians are five times more likely to suffer from depression and 10 times more likely to show symptoms of anxiety. A survey of almost 3,000 music industry workers found that suicide attempts were more than double that of the general population;

(iii)        AusMusic T-Shirt Day is an annual community fundraising event established to expand the Support Act Crisis Relief and Funeral Support Services as well as the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - a free, confidential 24/7 professional counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music;

(iv)       AusMusic T-Shirt Day is an opportunity to celebrate Australian music while raising funds and awareness for artists, roadies and music industry workers experiencing hardship; and

(v)         organisations can participate in AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019 by registering as a team on the Support Act website and encouraging staff to wear their favourite AusMusic T-Shirt and make a donation to Support Act;

(B)        Council endorse supporting the City's participation in AusMusic T-Shirt Day on 15 November 2019; and

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          register the City of Sydney for AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019;

(ii)         promote the City's support and participation in AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2019 through the City's media channels; and

(iii)        encourage staff to participate in the fundraising event.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - International Travel – 2019 Smart China Expo, Chongqing and 2019 Seoul Friendship Festival ref: 1390    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse international travel to Chongqing, China and Seoul, South Korea for Councillor Robert Kok; and

note that Councillor Kok will provide a report to Council after the travel.

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 4-22 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1433    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Lead officer: Anna Kaskanlian


19/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 225-279 Broadway, Glebe - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1430    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Lead officer: Jarrod Booth


19/08/2019 - Tender - Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) Incorporated: Cleaning and Inspection of Gross Pollutant Traps and Ancillary Services ref: 1394    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that:

(A)      Council accept the tender offers of Tenderers A, D and F to provide the City with the cleaning and inspection of Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) and ancillary services for a period of three years, with the option of a further two annual extensions of one year each, subject to satisfactory performance;

(B)      Aauthority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the contracts relating to the tender; and

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to exercise the option referred to in clause (A), if appropriate, and negotiate the price to extend the contracts accordingly.y; and

 

Lead officer: Peter Garland, Peter Shields


19/08/2019 - Public Exhibition - Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and Draft Housing Strategy ref: 1424    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

At the meeting of Council, it was moved by Councillor Thalis, seconded by Councillor Scully -

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council support and approve City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement at Attachments A1-A6, subject to the amendments described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (D), for public exhibition for 42 days;

(B)      Council support and approve Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy at Attachment B, subject to the amendments described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (D), for public exhibition for 42 days;

(C)      Council note the Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy - Technical Paper, City of Sydney Capacity Study and City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement Overview at Attachments C, D and E respectively, amended as described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (D), will be placed on public exhibition with the City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy; and

(D)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make amendments to City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement, Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy, City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement Overview, Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy - Technical Paper and City of Sydney Capacity Study prior to public exhibition for correcting errors, updating graphics and editing, provided the intent of the priorities and actions is not changed.

Variation. At the request of Councillor Scott, and by consent, the motion was varied, such that it read as follows –

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note that significant state and federal infrastructure are required to ensure the city remains liveable and sustainable with the projected growth within the following plans;

(B)      Council support and approve City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement at Attachments A1-A6, subject to the amendments described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (E), for public exhibition for 42 days;

(C)      Council support and approve Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy at Attachment B, subject to the amendments described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (E), for public exhibition for 42 days;

(D)      Council note the Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy - Technical Paper, City of Sydney Capacity Study and City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement Overview at Attachments C, D and E respectively, amended as described in the Attachment A to the Information Relevant to Item 9.2 Memorandum, and incorporating any amendments made by the Chief Executive Officer under resolution (E), will be placed on public exhibition with the City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement and Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy; and

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make amendments to City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement, Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy, City Plan 2036: Draft City of Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement Overview, Housing for All: Draft City of Sydney Local Housing Strategy - Technical Paper and City of Sydney Capacity Study prior to public exhibition for correcting errors, updating graphics and editing, provided the intent of the priorities and actions is not changed.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

Speaker

Ms Jeanette Brokman addressed the meeting of the Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee on Item 9.2.

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Lead officer: Ben Pechey


19/08/2019 - Appointment of New Member to the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel ref: 1429    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Memorandum by the Chief Executive Officer

To Council:

On 23 October 2017, Council resolved to establish a Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel to provide expert advice to the City on how it can best work with industry, business and other government agencies to support a thriving, diverse and safe nightlife.

Panel members have a broad range of expertise in the nightlife sector, such as event and festival production, small bars, hotels, cafés and restaurants, live music, electronic dance music production, performance spaces, building and regulatory frameworks, and public safety. The current panel is comprised of 14 members and one City of Sydney Councillor.

In March 2019, panel member Greg Turton informed the City that he was leaving the industry and could no longer represent the nightclub sector on the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel, as originally appointed.

Clause 3.8 of the Terms of Reference for the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel (Attachment A), states that members of the panel must be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer and ratified by Council. Clause 3.12 states that if a member resigns during their period of appointment the Chief Executive Officer will appoint a new member. Clause 3.2 calls for the composition of the panel to provide fair representation of nightlife stakeholders, representing (as much as possible) the diversity of the City of Sydney local government area.

At the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel meeting on 1 May 2019, members were advised of the resignation of Greg Turton. The panel agreed  that a representative from the Haymarket area should be sought given the significant contribution this precinct makes to the city's nightlife. The City reviewed the applications received as part of the original call for expressions of interest in February 2018, however, no eligible candidates from Haymarket were identified.

Additional industry consultation has since identified Jessie Xiao, Director of the Umi group and Mizuya and Vice President of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, as a suitable representative. Ms Xiao is recommended on the basis of her skills and experience as a small business owner in the Haymarket area and her engagement with the local business community through her work with the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce.

Recommendation

It is resolved that Council ratify the appointment of Jessie Xiao (Umi Group) as a new member to the City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory panel for a period of two years.

MONICA BARONE

Chief Executive Officer

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Miller –

That the memorandum by the Chief Executive Officer be endorsed and adopted.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Libby Harris


19/08/2019 - Exemption from Tender and Contract Extension - Environmental Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting ref: 1402    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note that because of extenuating circumstances a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders for the services currently provided under the existing Environmental Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting contract that expires on 31 July 2019;

(B)      Council note the reasons why a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders for the services referred to in (A) above are:

(i)        it would result in a gap in landfill gas monitoring at Sydney Park; and

(ii)       the City would be unable to gather data and meet the timeframes set out in the Voluntary Management Plan submitted to the EPA;

(C)      Council approve a variation to extend the option of the current Environmental Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting contract to 31 July 2020 and increase the frequency of monitoring being conducted at the price outlined in Confidential Attachment A to the subject report;

(D)      Council approve the GHD Amended Schedule of Rates outlined in Confidential Attachment B to the subject report; and

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the variation to the contract under clause (C).

Lead officer: Robert Dobinson


19/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1432    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that Council:

(A)      note the matters raised in response to the public exhibition of Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery and Draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery as shown at Attachment F to the subject report;

(B)      approve Planning Proposal 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery as shown at Attachment A to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan;

(C)      approve the Draft Sydney Development Control Plan - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery, shown at Attachment B to the subject report, noting the approved development control plan will come into effect on the date of publication of the subject local environmental plan; and

delegate authority to the Chief Executive Officer to make any minor variations to Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery and Draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue Rosebery, to correct any minor errors prior to the finalisation of the local environmental plan and development control plan.

Lead officer: Daniel Thorpe


19/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Amendment to the Mobile Food Vending Vehicles Local Approvals Policy ref: 1427    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that Council adopt Amendment to the Mobile Food Vending Vehicles Policy (the draft Policy), as shown in Attachment A.

Lead officer: Anita Smojver


19/08/2019 - Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 1-11 Oxford Street Paddington – Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1431    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

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It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve Planning Proposal: 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington shown at Attachments A1-A3 to the subject report, for submission to the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment with a request for Gateway Determination;

(B)      Council approve Planning Proposal: 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington shown at Attachments A1-A3 for public authority consultation and public exhibition in accordance with any conditions imposed under the Gateway Determination;

(C)      Council seek authority from the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment to exercise the delegation of all the functions under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to make the local environmental plan to put into effect Planning Proposal: 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington;

(D)      Council approve the draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington, shown at Attachment B to the subject report for public authority consultation and public exhibition concurrent with the Planning Proposal;

(E)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make any minor variations to Planning Proposal: 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington, following receipt of the Gateway Determination; and

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make any minor variations to Draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 1-11 Oxford Street, Paddington, to correct any drafting errors or to ensure it is consistent with the Planning Proposal following the Gateway Determination.

Lead officer: Peter Failes


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Hollis Park Playground Upgrade, Newtown ref: 1420    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019487

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse [KA1] [KA2] the scope of work for improvements to Hollis Park Playground, as described in the subject report and shown in the Final Concept Plan as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to preparation of relevant approvals, construction documentation, tender and construction; and

note the estimated project forecast and that additional funding is required to complete the project as outlined in Confidential Attachment D to the subject report.

 


 [KA1]Who is it proposed to endorse this - Council, Committee, etc

 [KA2]Added 'Council' to the line above.

Lead officer: Emma Cosgrove


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Strickland Park Upgrade, Chippendale ref: 1421    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019464

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Strickland Park, as described in the subject report and shown in the Final Concept Plan as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to preparation of relevant approvals, construction documentation, tender and construction; and

note the estimated project forecast as outlined in Confidential Attachment D to the subject report. Additional funding is sought from the transfer and bringing forward of funds from the Parks general Capital Works forward estimates to cover the shortfall.

Lead officer: Emma Cosgrove


19/08/2019 - Knowledge Exchange Sponsorship - Tech Startups Action Plan Initiatives ref: 1406    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council approve a cash sponsorship of $40,000 (excluding GST) to Indigi Lab Pty Ltd to produce the Indigi Hack hackathon event;

(B)        Council approve a cash sponsorship of $40,000 (excluding GST) and value in kind of $8,450 (excluding GST) for venue hire fee waiver to Spark Festival Limited, to produce the Sydney Innovators Expo;

(C)       Council approve a cash sponsorship of $20,000 (excluding GST) to Cicada Innovations Pty Ltd for the 2019 EMERGE STEM Careers and Tech Expo; and

(D)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer sponsorship agreements with each of the applicants.

Carried unanimously.

2019/302132

 

Lead officer: Alice Chatwood


19/08/2019 - 2018/19 Quarter 4 Review – Delivery Program 2017–2021 ref: 1381    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

S096187

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      note the financial performance of Council for the 2019 financial year ending 30 June 2019, including the Net Operating Surplus of $94.4M as outlined in the subject report and summarised in Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      note the full year Capital Works expenditure of $173.4M and approve the proposed revote of budget and other adjustments, which will increase the adopted 2019/20 budget of $235.0M by $33.2M to $268.2 (including a total of $40.9M for light rail contributions), and note the forward estimates as detailed in Attachment B to the subject report;

(C)      note the Information Services capital expenditure of $8.8M, and approve the proposed revote of $4.4M and adjustments to increase the adopted budget 2019/20 to $20.2M;

(D)      note the full year Plant and Assets expenditure of $11.9M, net of disposals, and approve the proposed net revote of $5.4M to increase the adopted 2019/20 net budget to $19.4M;

(E)      note the full year Property Acquisition/Divestment net expenditure of $23.6M and  amendment to the adopted 2019/20 net budget to $72.7M to reflect the deferred settlement for lease of properties.

(F)       note the operational performance indicators and quarter and full year achievements against the Delivery Program 2017-2021 objectives, as detailed in Attachment C to the subject report

(G)      note the supplementary reports, including contracts issued over $50,000, major legal issues and the Quick Response, Banner Pole and Reduced Rate Grant Programs in Quarter 4, as detailed in Attachment D to the subject report; and

(H)      note the Environmental Sustainability Progress Report, as shown at Attachment E to the subject report

(I)        Note the minor changes to fee and charges as specified in paragraph 10 within the body of the report.

 

Lead officer: Vicky Hobson, Chris Hanna


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Beaconsfield Park Playground Upgrade, Beaconsfield ref: 1410    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X013843.003

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Beaconsfield Park Playground, access and BBQ facilities as described in the subject report and shown in the Final Concept Plan as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to preparation of relevant approvals, construction documentation, tender and construction; and

(B)      note the estimated project forecast and that additional funding is required to complete the project as outlined in Confidential Attachment E.



Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Sophie McNamara, Luan Trinh


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - James Hilder Playground Upgrade, Surry Hills ref: 1416    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to James Hilder Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the Final Concept Plan as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

(B)      note the estimated project forecast as outlined in Confidential Attachment E to the subject report.

Carried unanimously.

X013863.003

 

Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Sophie McNamara, Luan Trinh


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Daniel Dawson Playground Upgrade, Alexandria ref: 1415    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Daniel Dawson Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the Final Concept Plan as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to preparation of relevant approvals, construction documentation, tender and construction; and

(B)      note the estimated project forecast and that additional funding is required to complete the project as outlined in Confidential Attachment E to the subject report.

Carried unanimously.

X013853.003

Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Sophie McNamara, Luan Trinh


19/08/2019 - Exemption from Tender - Variation to Existing Consultancy Services Contract for Green Square Town Centre Essential Infrastructure and Public Domain ref: 1400    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

S105606

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve a variation to the existing contract with AECOM Australia Pty Limited to include additional scope relating to design services in the development, design, documentation and administration of the delivery of Green Square Town Centre Essential Infrastructure and Public Domain;

(B)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, and enter into any documentation required to vary the existing contract relating to consultancy services for Green Square Town Centre Essential Infrastructure and Public Domain; and

Council endorse the contract budget as allocated in Confidential Attachment A to the subject report.

Lead officer: Sarah Jedid


19/08/2019 - Investments Held as at 30 June 2019 ref: 1386    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X020701

It is resolved that the Investment Report as at 30 June 2019 be received and noted.

Lead officer: Bill Carter, Kate Kennedy, James Legarse, Scott McGill, Priyanka Sharma, Bob Wallace


19/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment - One-Way Shared Zone - Darlington Lane, Darlington ref: 1426    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

S047162

It is resolved that Council approve a one-way eastbound restriction with exemption for bicycle riders in Darlington Lane, Darlington, between Golden Grove and Codrington Streets.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Cardigan Street Reserve Upgrade, Glebe ref: 1412    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019550.003

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Cardigan Street Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the concept design as Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

note the estimated project forecast as outlined in Confidential Attachment D to the subject report.

Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Luan Trinh


19/08/2019 - Tender - Reject and Negotiate - Joynton Avenue Stormwater Drainage Upgrade Geotechnical Investigation ref: 1397    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X021533.007

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council reject the tender received for the Joynton Avenue Stormwater Drainage Upgrade Geotechnical Investigation for the reasons set out in Confidential Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council does not invite fresh tenders, as it is considered that inviting fresh tenders may not attract additional suitable suppliers over and above those that have responded to this tender;

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to enter into negotiations with any person with a view to entering into a contract in relation to the subject matter of the tender;

(D)      Council note the financial details of the project contained in Confidential Attachment A to the subject report;

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to execute and administer a contract with the suitable service provider following completion of the negotiations.

Lead officer: Nava Jeyachandran


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Palmerston Avenue Steps and Sarah Peninton Reserve Upgrade, Glebe ref: 1417    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019606.003

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Palmerston Avenue Steps and Sarah Peninton Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the concept design at Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

note the estimated project forecast as outlined in Confidential Attachment D to the subject report.

Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Luan Trinh


19/08/2019 - Tender - Reject and Negotiate - Appointment of an Operator for the Joynton Park Market, Zetland ref: 1395    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X005131.004

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council decline to accept any of the tenders received for the appointment of an operator for the Joynton Park Markets, Zetland, for the reasons set out in Confidential Attachment A to the subject report;

(B)      Council enter into negotiations with any person with a view to entering into a contract in relation to the subject matter of the tender;

(C)      Council note the reason for determining to enter into the negotiations contemplated in item (B) above is as follows:

(i)        none of the tenderers satisfactorily addressed the tender criteria and Council needs to negotiate with appropriate providers to understand what the barriers to service are; and

(D)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to:

(ii)       undertake the negotiations referred to in (B) above; and

(iii)      execute and administer any contract resulting from the negotiations contemplated by item (B) above.

 

Lead officer: Melanie Penicka-Smith


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Fig Lane Park Playground Upgrade, Ultimo ref: 1418    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019498

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Fig Lane Park Playground as described in the subject report and shown in the final concept plan at Attachment B to the subject report, for the progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

(B)      note the estimated project forecast and that additional funding is required to complete the project as outlined in Confidential Attachment E to the subject report.

 

Lead officer: Helen Rogers


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Kings Lane Reserve Upgrade, Darlinghurst ref: 1419    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X019564

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Kings Lane Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the concept design at Attachment B to the subject report, for the progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

note the estimated project forecast as outlined in Confidential Attachment D to the subject report.

Lead officer: Helen Rogers


19/08/2019 - Cancellation of Tender - Project Management of City of Sydney Heritage Study of Activity Street Precincts S1 to S9 ref: 1393    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X021612.003

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      decline to accept any of the tenders submitted for Project Management of City of Sydney Heritage Study of Activity Street Precincts S1 to S9; and

cancel the proposal for the contract for Project Management of City of Sydney Heritage Study of Activity Street Precincts S1 to S9.

Lead officer: Peter Hill


19/08/2019 - Grants and Sponsorship - Round One 2019/20- Funding to The Gender Centre Inc, Alexandria Residents Action Group Incorporated and Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated ref: 1422    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Motion 1

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council approve the cash and revenue forgone/value-in-kind recommendation for the Community Services Grant Program to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated as per Attachment A to the subject report for Item 4 of the Cultural and Community Committee on 17 June 2019;

(B)        Council note that grant amounts are exclusive of GST and all value in kind offered is subject to availability; and

(C)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer agreements with any organisation approved for a grant or sponsorship under terms consistent with this resolution and the Grants and Sponsorships Policy.

Carried unanimously.

 

 

Motion 2

 

It is resolved that:

 

(A)        Council approve a Festivals and Events Sponsorship Program (Village and Community) cash grant of $10,000 per year for three years to Alexandria Residents’ Action Group;

(B)        Council approve a Cultural and Creative Grants and Sponsorship Program grant of $8,900 for the Gender Centre Inc, for Counting the Dead, an annual event to remember the death of transgender people globally;

(C)       Council note that all grant amounts are exclusive of GST and all value in kind offered is subject to availability; and

(D)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer agreements with any organisation approved for a grant or sponsorship under terms consistent with this resolution and the Grants and Sponsorships Policy.

Carried unanimously.

S117676

Lead officer: Jeremy Kelshaw


19/08/2019 - Commercial Creative and Business Events Sponsorship - Vivid Sydney 2020-2022 ref: 1404    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X024914

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve a cash and value-in-kind (VIK) sponsorship of $100,000 (excluding GST) cash per annum in 2020, 2021 and 2022 to support and grow the Vivid X/Celerate live music program and up to a maximum value $300,000 (excluding GST) VIK per annum in 2020, 2021 and 2022 in support of Vivid Sydney; and

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer a sponsorship agreement with Destination NSW in support of this event in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Lead officer: Kylie Wiik


19/08/2019 - Grants and Sponsorship - City Recital Hall Limited - Operational Funding 2020-2025 ref: 1425    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

2019/031647

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve a cash grant to City Recital Hall Limited of $325,000 (excluding GST) for 2019/20 in addition to the previously approved grant of $375,000, to be sourced from the 2019/20 General Contingency Budget, $700,000 (excluding GST) per financial year for the financial years 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 for the purpose of assisting with the operational costs incurred by City Recital Hall Limited in operating the City Recital Hall venue;

(B)      Council note the base building funding, a total of $6.3 million over six years, approved by Council in June as part of the City's annual Capital Expenditure Bid;

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer a grant agreement with City Recital Hall Limited in relation to the grant as detailed in clause (A) above;

(D)      Council approve the grant of a new sublease to City Recital Hall Limited for City Recital Hall, 1 Angel Place, Sydney with no annual rent payments  for a term of five years with a commencement date of 1 July 2020; and

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the sublease with City Recital Hall Limited in relation to the sublease as detailed in clause (C) above.

Lead officer: Jennifer Trinca


19/08/2019 - Vale Doris Goddard ref: 1403    Abandoned

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Procedural Motion

At this stage of the meeting, it was moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Miller –

That Item 12.6 be withdrawn as the matter has already been dealt with at Item 12.3.

Carried unanimously.

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Hugo Street Masterplan ref: 1389    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          Redfern's history and contribution to the uniqueness of the City of Sydney LGA;

(a)        it is an important historical and political centre, a place of many stories and is an urban centre for not just Aboriginal Australians, but also students, visitors and long-time residents; and

(b)        ongoing developments in Redfern, including the Redfern station upgrade, the growth of the University of Sydney and redevelopment of The Block, reflect the changing character and demographics of the area;

(ii)         Hugo Street Reserve, and the surrounding area, has the potential to become a public place of inclusion and engagement. However, it currently is a source of community disharmony and discontent because of the lack of maintenance of the green space, and a basketball court which is not compliant with the NSW Office for Sports guidelines as it is too close to homes, causing disturbance to residents in adjoining homes;

(a)        The Hugo St Reserve Residents' Proposal, details a concept for future use of this open space; and

(iii)        the City received a petition on 11 November 2016 and another petition to be tabled on the 19 August 2019 from these residents requesting that Yellomundee Park be converted into an off-leash dog park; and

(B)        the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

(i)          create a masterplan for the Hugo Street Reserve area, covering Yellomundee Park and the Hugo Street Reserve, which incorporates:

(a)        the needs of current and future residents as outlined in the Residents' Proposal;

(b)        considering the location of the basketball courts;

(c)         creating a new off-leash dog park at Yellomundee Park; and

(d)        consideration of a new traffic management plan for the area; and

(ii)         prepare a report to be presented to Council detailing the findings of the investigation and a draft masterplan for the Hugo Street Reserve and Yellomundee Park.

Foreshadowed motion. Councillor Thalis foreshadowed that, should the motion moved by Councillor Phelps be lost, he would move an alternative motion.

The motion was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (1)          Councillor Phelps

Noes (5)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Scott and Thalis.

Motion lost.

Councillor Thalis then moved his foreshadowed motion, seconded by Councillor Scott –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          ongoing developments in Redfern and Waterloo, including the Redfern station upgrade, the growth of the University of Sydney, Pemulwuy, and the redevelopment of The Block;

(ii)         the Chief Executive Officer met with Hugo Street residents last month on behalf of the Lord Mayor, to discuss their concept proposal for Hugo Street Reserve and their concerns about noise associated with the basketball court;

(iii)        the Chief Executive Officer spoke about the City of Sydney’s intention to create a Masterplan for Redfern and Waterloo;

(iv)       the location of the basketball court will be considered as part of this process;

(v)         City of Sydney staff are scheduled to develop on a Public Domain Plan for Redfern and Waterloo in March 2020, and Hugo Street residents have been informed of these plans;

(vi)       this will consider improvements for:

(a)        Hugo Street Reserve;

(b)        Yellowmundee Park that will take into account residents’ requests for an off-leash park;

(c)         Redfern Terrace open space;

(d)        Pemulwuy Park;

(e)        Footpath upgrades along Caroline Street; and

(f)          Lawson Street cycleway and footpath;

(vii)      residents’ concept proposal for Hugo Street Reserve will be considered as part of that work;

(viii)     the ‘practice’ basketball court in Hugo Street Reserve has existed for over thirty years;

(ix)       it is used by young people from the Redfern Community Centre and people living in nearby student accommodation;

(x)         the court is locked between 9pm and 9am each day and, in response to resident requests, City of Sydney staff have installed new backboards and hoops which are designed to reduce noise impacts;

(xi)       staff are looking at further options to improve residents’ amenity, and will look at whether re-surfacing the court can reduce noise any further;

(xii)      any park upgrades and traffic management planning for the area, will need to align with the Pemulwuy project, which is anticipated to bring an additional sixty-two households into the Aboriginal Affordable Housing Precinct and up to six hundred students into the area, increasing the need for active recreation;

(xiii)     there may be an opportunity for local residents to share recreational facilities that will be built on the Pemulwuy site;

(xiv)    the Aboriginal Housing Company anticipates people will move in to the Aboriginal Affordable Housing precinct by the end of 2020, and the rest of the site is scheduled for completion by December 2022;

(xv)      the City will work with residents during the future consultation period on the design scope for Hugo Street Reserve; and

(xvi)    the City will look into developing a traffic management plan for the area when the Pemulwuy site is completed, and the impacts of traffic are realised.

Variation. At the request of Councillor Scott, and by consent, the foreshadowed motion was varied by the addition of words to clause (A)(v) as follows:

(v)         City of Sydney staff are scheduled to develop on a Public Domain Plan for Redfern and Waterloo in March 2020 including space for public art, and Hugo Street residents have been informed of these plans;

Variation. At the request of Councillor Phelps, and by consent, the foreshadowed motion was varied such that clause (A)(xvi) read as follows:

(xvi)    the City will develop a traffic management plan for the area when the Pemulwuy site is completed, and the impacts of traffic are realised.

The motion, as varied by consent, was carried unanimously.

S129263

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Local Approvals Policy and Code of Practice for Hoisting and Construction Activities in Public Places ref: 1428    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

S129097

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council note the submissions and feedback received through the public exhibition process (Attachment D);

(B)      the proposed Local Approvals Policy for Hoisting and Construction Activities in Public Places (Attachment A) and the proposed Code of Practice for Hoisting and Construction Activities in Public Places (Attachment B) be approved, incorporating minor non-substantial amendments (Attachment C), for adoption under Section 161(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993;

(C)      authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make minor editorial adjustments to the Code of Practice in order to correct any drafting errors prior to formal notice being given of the adoption and commencement of the Local Approvals Policy and Code of Practice as required by Section 166 of the Local Government Act 1993;

(D)      persons who made submissions (Attachment D) be notified of the adoption of the draft Local Approvals Policy and draft Code of Practice;

(E)       

(F)       authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make and approve minor housekeeping and editorial amendments to the adopted Code of Practice as may be required from time to time after commencement of the proposed Local Approvals Policy and the Code of Practice; and

public notice be given of the adoption of the Local Approvals Policy and Code of Practice in accordance with Section 166 of the Local Government Act 1993 with the notice being published in a local newspaper and include a date of commencement of the Policy and Code, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.

Lead officer: Peter Conroy


19/08/2019 - Contract Variation - Data Network Services ref: 1391    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

S076625

It is resolved that:

(A)      Council approve a variation of the Data Network Services contract to provide for an increase to the overall contract price for the extension of the contract term; and

authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate, execute and administer the variation of the Data Network Services contract to provide an increase to the overall contract price for the extension of the contract term.

Lead officer: Adam Major


19/08/2019 - Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019 ref: 1341    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Councillor Scott, seconded by Councillor Miller –

It is resolved that:

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the commitments that the City of Sydney has made in the past to address Climate Change, including:

(a)        adopting a long term strategy for the City's approach to Climate Change in the 'Adapting for Climate Change Paper'; and

(b)        a declaration of the climate emergency at the last meeting of Council;

(ii)         that the City of Sydney has recognised the importance of action on climate change and has acted accordingly. The City of Sydney should continue to work for climate justice by working with community groups, local businesses, schools and other levels of government; and

(iii)        the importance of the forthcoming Student Climate Strike on 20 September 2019 in the fight for climate justice and that student strikers have called on workers across the world to join them. School Strikers 4 Climate (SS4C) have developed a Worker Participation Guide to assist those interested in participating in the strike;

(B)        Council endorse supporting the Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019; and

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to promote the Global Climate Strike through the City of Sydney's media and engagement platforms.

Amendment. Moved by Councillor Miller, seconded by the Chair (the Lord Mayor) –

(A)        Council note:

(i)          the commitments that the City of Sydney has made in the past to address Climate Change including:

(a)        adopting a long term strategy for the City's approach to Climate Change in the 'Adapting for Climate Change Paper'; and

(b)        a declaration of the climate emergency at the last meeting of Council;

(ii)         the City of Sydney has recognised the importance of action on climate change and has acted accordingly by:

(a)        becoming the first Australian Government to be certified Carbon Neutral in 2011;

(b)        setting ambitious, science based emissions reduction targets;

(c)         reducing emissions from City operations by 25 per cent since 2006;

(d)        installing 4,958 solar panels and retrofitting street lights to LEDs throughout the local government area;

(e)        committing to 100 per cent renewable electricity in 2020; and

(f)          successfully bidding to host the C40 Women for Climate conference in April 2020, bringing together leaders from across the world to exchange ideas and work together on climate change solutions;

(iii)        the City of Sydney should continue to work for climate justice by working with community groups, local businesses, schools and other levels of government;

(iv)       the importance of the forthcoming Student Climate Strike on 20 September 2019 in the fight for climate justice and that student strikers have called on workers across the world to join them. School Strikers 4 Climate (SS4C) have developed a Worker Participation Guide to assist those interested in participating in the strike; and

(v)         that the demands of the strikers are:

(a)        no new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine;

(b)        100 per cent renewable energy generation and exports by 2030; and

(c)         fund a just transition and job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers;

(B)        Council endorse the Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019 and Councillors attend where possible;

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to promote the strike through the City of Sydney's media and engagement platforms; and

(D)       the Chief Executive Officer support staff who wish to attend the 20 September rally through access to flexible working arrangements and other forms of leave.

The amendment was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (7)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott, Scully and Thalis.

Noes (3)          Councillors Chung, Forster and Vithoulkas.

Amendment carried.

Amendment. Moved by Councillor Phelps, seconded by Councillor Chung –

That clause (C) be amended such that it read as follows -

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to promote the lunchtime rally through the City of Sydney's media and engagement platforms.

The amendment was lost on the following show of hands –

Ayes (1)          Councillor Phelps

Noes (9)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Chung, Forster, Kok, Miller, Scott, Scully, Thalis and Vithoulkas.

Amendment lost.

Variation. At the request of the Chair (the Lord Mayor), and by consent, the amended motion was varied such that clause (C) read as follows –

(C)       the Chief Executive Officer be requested to inform the Sydney community about the strike through the City of Sydney's media and engagement platforms.

The substantive motion, as varied by consent, was carried on the following show of hands –

Ayes (7)          The Lord Mayor, Councillors Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott, Scully and Thalis

Noes (3)          Councillors Chung, Forster and Vithoulkas.

Substantive motion carried.

S129266

Act of Disorder

During discussion on Item 12.8, the Chair (the Lord Mayor) ruled Councillor Vithoulkas out of order due to her frequent interruptions pursuant to clause 13.20 of the Code of Meeting Practice.

Lead officer: Erin Cashman


19/08/2019 - Proposed Motion to Local Government NSW 2019 Annual Conference - Government Accommodation Procurement and Environmental Ratings ref: 1408    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

X005190.003

It is resolved that Council endorse that the following motion be submitted to the 2019 LGNSW Annual Conference:

That the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGNSW):

(i)        calls upon the Federal and NSW governments to establish a mandate that government officers only use hotels holding a third party environmental performance rating or certification for metropolitan based accommodation requirements; and

(ii)       asks Councils to introduce policies to preference hotels holding a third party environmental performance rating or certification for metropolitan based accommodation requirements.

 

Lead officer: Kate Read


19/08/2019 - Project Scope - Clyne Reserve Upgrade, Millers Point ref: 1413    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/08/2019 - Council

Decision published: 19/08/2019

Effective from: 19/08/2019

Decision:

It is resolved that Council:

(A)      endorse the scope of work for improvements to Clyne Reserve as described in the subject report and shown in the concept design at Attachment B to the subject report, for progression to relevant approvals, preparation of construction documentation, tender and construction; and

(B)      note the estimated project forecast and that additional funding is required to complete the project as outlined in Confidential Attachment D.

Carried unanimously.

X019528.003

 

Lead officer: Belinda Graham, Luan Trinh


15/08/2019 - Parking - Ticket Parking - Mary Street, Surry Hills ref: 1363    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/643115

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the eastern side of Mary Street, Surry Hills between the points 30.2 metres and 38.6 metres (one car space) south of Albion Way, as "1/2P Ticket 8am-6pm Mon-Fri" and "4P Ticket 6-10pm Mon-Fri, 8am-10pm Sat-Sun & Public Holidays".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The development at 72-82 Mary Street, Surry Hills has removed a redundant driveway in Mary Street and has reinstated kerb, gutter and footpath, allowing on-street parking to be introduced. To do this, the existing “No Parking” signs adjacent to this development needs to be reallocated.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Street Events - Temporary Road Closures - Listen Out Music Festival 2019 ref: 1343    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/336579

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse temporary road closures in Paddington and Moore Park for the 2019 Listen Out Music Festival on Saturday 5 October 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must contact the Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)      The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)      The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(E)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)       These temporary road closures are to be activated only if it is deemed necessary by the NSW Police for the safe egress of the event crowd.

(G)      The Applicant must contact Sydney Buses and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Event Services International Pty Ltd has applied for temporary road closures in Paddington and Moore Park, for the 2019 Listen Out Music Festival on Saturday 5 October 2019.

Lead officer: Tony Ly


15/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment - Pedestrian Crossing and Continuous Footpath Treatment - Darlington Road and Golden Grove Street, Darlington ref: 1376    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/263268

Recommendations

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of the following treatments in Darlington:

(A)      A raised pedestrian crossing across Golden Grove Street, just south of Darlington Road;

(B)      A continuous footpath treatment across Darlington Road, just east of Golden Grove Street;

(C)      Signposting for a contraflow bicycle facility in Darlington Road, between Golden Grove Street and Codrington Street;

(D)      Widen the footpath by 2.1 metres on the northern and southern sides of Darlington Road between the points 0 metres and 10 metres east of Golden Grove Street;

(E)      Widen the footpath by 2.1 metres on the eastern and westerns sides of Golden Grove Street, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres south of Darlington Road; and

(F)      Widen the footpath by 2.1 metres on the southern side of Darlington Road between the points 0 metres and 10 metres west of Golden Grove Street.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Newtown PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

 

Background

Darlington Road is a major pedestrian route for residents and students travelling between the King Street and Darlington Public School, sports facilities, the University of Sydney.

The Newtown, Darlington, Erskineville and Camperdown Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming (PCTC) Plan, adopted by Council, acknowledges this and includes traffic and landscaping treatments to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Darlington Road and Golden Grove Street.

It is therefore proposed to install a raised pedestrian crossing across Golden Grove Street and a continuous footpath treatment across Darlington Road to provide pedestrians priority, slow down traffic in the area, and increase the driver's awareness of people in the area.

 

Lead officer: Eoin Cunningham


15/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment - Continuous Footpath Treatment - Griffin Street, Surry Hills ref: 1375    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/243341

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of a continuous footpath treatment in Griffin Street, Surry Hills, just north of Collins Street.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City proposes to introduce a continuous footpath treatment in Griffin Street, Surry Hills, just north of Collins Street, to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility, slow vehicle speeds and enhance the streetscape.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Brisbane Street, Surry Hills ref: 1366    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/242702

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the eastern side of Brisbane Street, Surry Hills between the points 27.2 metres and 32.2 metres (one car space) south of Oxford Street, as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bay 881".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from GoGet for a car share space in Brisbane Street, Surry Hills south of Oxford Street.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Buckland Street, Chippendale ref: 1367    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/294782

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the western side of Buckland Street, Chippendale between the points 18.1 metres and 23.1 metres (one car space) north of Grafton Street, as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bay 886".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Popcar for a car share space in Buckland Street, Chippendale north of Grafton Street.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


15/08/2019 - Works Zone - Victoria Street, Darlinghurst ref: 1354    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/298678

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the western side of Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, between the points 25.6 metres and 45.6 metres, south of Liverpool Street as "Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri 7.30am-3.30pm Sat" and "1/4P Free 4P Ticket 5.30-10pm Mon-Fri 3.30-10pm Sat 8am-10pm Sun & Public Holidays", subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)      The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)      The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Tektonik Pty Ltd has requested a 20 metre long Works Zone in Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, to facilitate construction works at 255 Victoria Street.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Hunt Street, Surry Hills ref: 1371    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/242717

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Hunt Street, Surry Hills between the points 18.3 metres and 29.2 metres (two car spaces) east of Brisbane Street, as 'No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bays 679 and 882'.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Car Next Door for a car share space in Hunt Street, Surry Hills east of Brisbane Street.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


15/08/2019 - Works Zone - Riley Street, Surry Hills ref: 1356    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/302483

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the eastern side of Riley Street, Surry Hills between the points 11 metres and 23.4 metres north of Mackey Street, as 'Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 7.30am-3.30pm Sat” and “2P Ticket 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 3.30pm-10pm Sat, Permit Holder Excepted Area 18”, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)      The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)      The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Join Constructions has requested a 12.4 metre long Works Zone in Riley Street, Surry Hills.

The Works Zone is to facilitate construction works at 226 Riley Street, Surry Hills.

Lead officer: Hassan Choudhry


15/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1436    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis –

It is resolved that:

(A)        It is resolved that:

(B)        the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the matters raised in response to the public exhibition of Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery and Draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery as shown at Attachment F to the subject report;

(C)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve Planning Proposal 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery as shown at Attachment A to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan;

(D)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the recommendation to Council's Transport Heritage and Planning Committee on 12 August 2019 that Council approve the Draft Sydney Development Control Plan - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery, shown at Attachment B to the subject report, noting the approved development control plan will come into effect on the date of publication of the subject local environmental plan; and

(E)        authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make any minor variations to Planning Proposal - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery and Draft Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 - 12-22 and 24 Rothschild Avenue Rosebery, to correct any minor errors prior to the finalisation of the local environmental plan and development control plan.

Carried unanimously.

X001999

 

Lead officer: Daniel Thorpe


15/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment – Streetscape Improvements – Walker Street, Waterloo ref: 1377    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/315271

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following in Walker Street, Waterloo:

(A)      Yellow line marking to indicate the statutory 10 metres of No Stopping from an un-signalised intersection;

(B)      Installation of dish crossing and permeable paving, on the western side, between the points 51 metres and 71 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(C)      Installation of a 3.1m wide kerb extension, on the western side, between points 71 metres and 79 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(D)      Installation of a 0.45m wide kerb extension, on the western side, between points 107 metres and 112 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(E)      Installation of white edge line marking, 3.1m from the kerb, between points 0 metres and 63 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(F)       Installation of dish crossing and permeable paving, on the western side, between the points 19 metres and 72 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(G)      Installation of 3.1m wide kerb extension between the points 12 metres and 19 metres, and 72 metres and 78 metres north of Brunswick Street;

(H)      Installation of 0.45m wide kerb extension between points 78 metres and 167 metres north of Brunswick Street; and

(I)        Installation of white line marking, 3.1m from the kerb, between the points 78 metres and 167 metres north of Brunswick Street.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City of Sydney is proposing to install kerb extensions, permeable pavement and line marking in Walker Street, Waterloo, between Phillip Street and Wellington Street, to improve drainage, amenity and the health of the in-road trees.

Lead officer: Ken Soo


15/08/2019 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closures - Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2019 ref: 1345    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/337216

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following temporary road closures for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2019:

·                Park Street, Sydney, between College and Elizabeth Streets, for the installation of the pedestrian overbridge from 11pm Saturday 7 September to 9am Sunday 8 September 2019 and from 10pm Friday 13 September to 6am Saturday 14 September 2019;

·                Park Street, Sydney, between College and Elizabeth Streets, for the removal of the pedestrian overbridge from 7pm Sunday 15 September to 4am Monday 16 September 2019; and

·                Various streets in Pyrmont, Ultimo, Millers Point, Dawes Point, Paddington, The Rocks, Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Moore Park and Sydney CBD for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2019 on Sunday 15 September from 4am to 1.30pm.

Subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant has nominated 7pm Sunday 8 September to 4am Monday 9 September 2019 and 11pm Saturday 14 September to 4am Sunday 15 September 2019 as contingency dates for the installation of the pedestrian overbridge.

(C)      The Applicant has nominated 7pm Monday 16 September to 4am Tuesday 17 September 2019 as contingency dates for the removal of the pedestrian overbridge.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC, Kings Cross PAC and Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(E)      The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(F)       The Applicant shall submit the Traffic Management Plan to be approved by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Sydney Buses, NSW Police and the City.

(G)      The Applicant shall submit the approved Traffic Management Plan to RMS and the City six weeks prior to the event.

(H)      The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(I)        The Applicant must contact RMS to discuss Special Event Clearways for the event.

(J)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(K)      The Applicant must contact Sydney Buses and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closures, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

(L)       The Applicant must contact the Sydney Coordination office to discuss the event and its impacts on works associated with the CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project or other major works in the CBD.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Place Management NSW

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Pont 3 Pty Ltd has applied for the temporary road closures of Park Street, Sydney between Elizabeth and College Streets for the installation and removal of a pedestrian overbridge and various City streets for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2019 on Sunday 15 September 2019.

Lead officer: Ganesh Vengadasalam


15/08/2019 - Street Event - Temporary Road Closure - Christmas in Pyrmont 2019 ref: 1344    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/319724

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure for the Christmas in Pyrmont 2019 event on Sunday 24 November 2019 from 9am to 10pm subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as stipulated in Schedule A of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the event.

(C)      The Applicant must contact the City’s Venue Management Unit to discuss the event.

(D)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed event and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Christmas Pyrmont Inc. has applied for the temporary road closure of John Street, Pyrmont, for the Christmas in Pyrmont 2019 event on Sunday 24 November 2019 from 9am to 10pm.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


15/08/2019 - Parking - Timed Parking - Hudson Street, Redfern ref: 1364    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/360196

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following changes in Redfern:

(A)      Southern side of Hudson Street, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres east of Evans Lane, marked as yellow “No Stopping” line;

(B)      Southern side of Hudson Street, between the points 10 metres and 32.5 metres (four car spaces) east of Evans Lane, as “2P 8am-10pm”;and

(C)      Eastern side of Evans Lane, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres south of Hudson Street, marked as yellow “No Stopping” line.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The development of 5 Hudson Street, Redfern (D/2014/446) requires that the Applicant submits a signage plan for kerbside parking arrangements along the site’s frontage in Hudson Street, to be referred to the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee.

Lead officer: Tony Ly


15/08/2019 - Parking - No Stopping - Kettle Lane, Ultimo ref: 1362    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/282432

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Kettle Lane, Ultimo, between the points 27.6 metres and 42.5 metres west of Mountain Lane as "No Stopping".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Leichhardt PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

A resident has requested consideration to remove parking in Kettle Lane to improve access in the lane.

Lead officer: Idris Hessam


15/08/2019 - Parking - Disability Parking - Gowrie Street, Newtown ref: 1359    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/289180

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Gowrie Street, Newtown as follows:

(A)      Between the points 8.5 metres and 16.3 metres west of Erskineville Road, as "Disability Parking Only"; and

(B)      Between the points 16.3 metres and 25.3 metres west of Erskineville Road, as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bays 670 and 847".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Newtown PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

A medical practice on Erskineville Road has requested a disability parking space in Gowrie Street, Newtown near their new location at 17 Erskineville Road. The disability space is required to assist customers with a disability.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Kelly Street, Ultimo ref: 1368    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/294775

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Kelly Street, Ultimo, between the points 12 metres and 17 metres (one car space), west of Wattle Street as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bay 885".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Popcar for a car share space in Kelly Street, Ultimo, west of Wattle Street.

Lead officer: Shan Shanmugalingam


15/08/2019 - Parking - No Parking - Douglas Street, Redfern ref: 1360    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/560713

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the eastern side of Douglas Street, Redfern between the points 58.8 metres and 64.8 metres (one car space) north of Phillip Street, as “No Parking”.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

[Insert]

[Insert]

Roads and Maritime Services

[Insert]

[Insert]

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

[Insert]

[Insert]

Representative for the Member for Newtown

[Insert]

[Insert]

 

Advice

This Item was deferred.

Background

A resident of Douglas Street, Redfern has requested consideration of a “No Parking” restriction in the street to ensure unobstructed access to their property.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Bowman Street, Pyrmont ref: 1347    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/287910

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Bowman Street, Pyrmont, between Harris Street and Mount Street Walk (four lanes), from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 21 September 2019 and 8am to 5pm on Sunday 22 September 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 28 and 29 September 2019 as contingency dates.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)       The Applicant must contact Sydney Buses and arrange and pay for the rerouting of bus services around the closure, the temporary relocation of bus stops and any additional staff required.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Cosmo Cranes has applied for the temporary road closure of Bowman Street, Pyrmont, between Harris Street and Mount Street Walk (four lanes), from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 21 September 2019 and 8am to 5pm on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Brodrick Street, Camperdown ref: 1346    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/298434

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Brodrick Street, Camperdown, between Missenden Road and Church Street, from 7am to 5pm on Thursday 29 August 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 5 September 2019 as a contingency date.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Newtown PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

(F)       The Applicant must liaise directly with the Rydges Camperdown hotel to discuss servicing and car park access during the temporary road closure at least two weeks prior to the work.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Newtown PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Alert Traffic has applied for the temporary road closure of Brodrick Street, Camperdown, between Missenden Road and Church Street, from 7am to 5pm on Thursday 29 August 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Road Works - Temporary Road Closure - Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills ref: 1352    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/298878

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills between Crown Street and Hanslow Street, from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday 3 September, Wednesday 4 September 2019 and Thursday 5 September 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(A)      The Applicant has indicated the 9, 10 and 11 September 2019 as a contingency date.

(B)      The Applicant must contact the Surry Hills PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(C)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Donrose Constructions Pty Ltd has applied for the temporary road closure of Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills between Crown Street and Hanslow Street, from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday 3 September, Wednesday 4 September 2019 and Thursday 5 September 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Parking - Disability Parking - Phelps Street, Surry Hills ref: 1358    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/113854

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Phelps Street, Surry Hills between the points 11 metres and 18.8 metres east of Phelps Lane, as "Disability Parking Only".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

A resident of Phelps Street, Surry Hills has requested a disability parking space. The resident has advised they are not in a wheelchair but cannot physically walk far.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Tilford Street, Zetland ref: 1370    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/252297

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of parking on the eastern side of Tilford Street, Zetland between the points 10 metres and 15 metres (one car space) north of Joynton Avenue, as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bay 887".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from GoGet for a car share space in Tilford Street, Zetland north of Joynton Avenue.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Rutland Street, Surry Hills ref: 1369    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/497366

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Rutland Street, Surry Hills between the points 10 metres and 15 metres (one car space) east of Chalmers Street, as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bay 883".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Car Next Door for a car share space in Rutland Street, Surry Hills east of Chalmers Street.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Eveleigh Street, Redfern ref: 1350    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/304013

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Eveleigh Street, Redfern, between Caroline Street and Vine Street, from Wednesday 21 August to Saturday 24 August 2019 (24 hours), subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 26 - 29 August 2019 as a contingency date.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Redfern PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Total Hoardings has applied for the temporary road closure of Eveleigh Street, Redfern, between Caroline Street and Vine Street, from Wednesday 21 August to Saturday 24 August 2019 (24 hours).

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Carlton Street, Chippendale ref: 1348    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/307606

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Carlton Street, Chippendale, between Broadway and Central Park Avenue, from 7am to 5pm on Saturday 31 August 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 7 September 2019 as a contingency date.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Redfern PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(F)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Rhino Traffic Control Services Pty Ltd has applied for the temporary road closure of Carlton Street, Chippendale, between Broadway and Central Park Avenue, from 7am to 5pm on Saturday 31 August 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Works Zone - Victoria Street, Beaconsfield ref: 1357    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/293410

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of the kerb space on the eastern side of Victoria Street, Beaconsfield, between the points 82.9 metres and 100.9 metres south of Collins Street, as "Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 7.30m-3.30pm Sat", subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)      The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)      The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Citywide Building Construction Group Pty Ltd has requested an 18 metre long Works Zone in Victoria Street, Beaconsfield, to facilitate construction works at 187-189 Victoria Street.

Lead officer: Michael Rimac


15/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment - Give Way Control - Ross and Scotsman Streets, Forest Lodge ref: 1374    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/259886

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse changing the Stop controls in Ross Street, Forest Lodge, to Give Way controls at the intersection with Scotsman Street.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Leichhardt PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation and agreed for the intersection to be reviewed in six month.

 

Background

Leichhardt Police has requested consideration to change the Stop controls in Ross Street, Forest Lodge, to Give Way controls at the intersection with Scotsman Street to reduce confusion for drivers.

Lead officer: Ganesh Vengadasalam


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Dalley Street, Sydney ref: 1349    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/313196

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Dalley Street, Sydney, between George and Underwood Streets (two lanes), from 1am to 11pm on 31 August, 7 September, 14 September, and 21 September 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 28 September and 5 October 2019 as contingency dates.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Sydney City PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(F)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Delta Group has applied for the temporary road closure of Dalley Street, Sydney, between George and Underwood Streets (two lanes), from 1am to 11pm on 31 August, 7 September, 14 September, and 21 September 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Mobile Crane - Temporary Road Closure - Stephen Street, Newtown ref: 1351    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/327480

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Stephen Street, Newtown, between King Street and Victoria Street, from 7am to 3pm on Wednesday 28 August, Monday 9 September, Tuesday 10 September, Friday 20 September, Monday 23 September, Thursday 3 October, Friday 4 October, Monday 14 October, Friday 13 December 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must comply with any other conditions imposed by City’s Construction Regulation Unit.

(C)      The Applicant has indicated the 30 August, 11, 12, 21, 25 September, 7, 8, 16 October and 16 December 2019 as contingency dates.

(D)      The Applicant must contact the Newtown PAC to discuss deployment of user pay police for the road closure.

(E)      The Applicant is to obtain a Road Occupancy Licence from the Transport Management Centre prior to commencement of works.

(F)       The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Newtown PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Newtown

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

iGroup Services has applied for the temporary road closure of Stephen Street, Newtown, between King Street and Victoria Street, from 7am to 3pm on Wednesday 28 August, Monday 9 September, Tuesday 10 September, Friday 20 September, Monday 23 September, Thursday 3 October, Friday 4 October, Monday 14 October, Friday 13 December 2019.

Lead officer: Claudia Calabro


15/08/2019 - Parking - Timed and Permit Parking - Durdans Avenue, Rosebery ref: 1365    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/057573

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the allocation of parking on Durdans Avenue, Rosebery north of Gardeners Road, as follows:

(A)      On the western side, between the points 10 metres and 226 metres (27 car spaces), as “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri”;

(B)      On the eastern side, between the points 10 metres and 36 metres (four car spaces), and the points 65 metres and 226 metres (27 car spaces), as “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri”; and

(C)      On the eastern side, between the points 36 metres and 65 metres (three car spaces), as “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri Permit Holders Excepted Area 35”;

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Heffron

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported an amended recommendations as follows:-

(A)  On the western side, between the points 10 metres and 226 metres (27 car spaces), as “4P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri”;

 

(B)  On the eastern side, between the points 10 metres and 36 metres (four car spaces), and the points 65 metres and 226 metres (27 car spaces), as “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri”; and

 

(C)  On the eastern side, between the points 36 metres and 65 metres (three car spaces), as “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri Permit Holders Excepted Area 35”.

Background

Residents of Durdans Avenue, Rosebery have requested consideration of “2P 8am-6pm Mon-Fri” parking restrictions in the street to improve access and turnover of parking. A short section of permit parking is also proposed on the eastern side of Durdans Avenue adjacent to properties which are eligible for a parking permit.

Lead officer: Eoin Cunningham


15/08/2019 - Parking - No Parking - Yurong Street, Darlinghurst ref: 1361    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/366622

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the eastern side of Yurong Street, Darlinghurst, between the points 10 metres and 18.8 metres (two car spaces) north of Francis Street as “No Parking Vincentian Aged Care Service Vehicles Excepted”.

Voting Members for this Item

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Vincentian Aged Care Service has requested consideration for dedicated parking for their vehicles in Yurong Street to service the centre.

Lead officer: Clement Lim


15/08/2019 - Road Works - Temporary Road Closure - Jones Street, Ultimo ref: 1353    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/358064

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the temporary road closure of Jones Street, Ultimo, between Broadway and Thomas Street, from midnight 27 August 2019 to midnight 30 November 2019, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the temporary road closure conditions as mentioned in Schedule B of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed closure and include contact details in the notification letters to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

ü

 

Representative for the Member for Balmain

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has applied for the temporary road closure of Jones Street, Ultimo, between Thomas Street and Broadway, from midnight 27 August 2019 to midnight 30 November 2019.

Lead officer: Ganesh Vengadasalam


15/08/2019 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 225-279 Broadway, Glebe - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1437    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Thalis –

In noting the Information Relevant to Item 7 - Post Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 225-279 Broadway, Glebe - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment contained within the memorandum dated 15 August 2019 from the Director City Planning, Development and Transport, circulated prior to the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, it is resolved that:

(A)        the Central Sydney Planning Committee note matters raised in response to the public exhibition of Planning Proposal - 225-279 Broadway, Glebe and draft Development Control Plan for 225-279 Broadway, Glebe, as detailed in this report;

(B)        the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve Planning Proposal - 225-279 Broadway, Glebe as shown in Attachment A to the subject report, to be made as a local environmental plan under s3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;

(C)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the recommendation to Council's Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee on 12 August 2019 that Council approve Development Control Plan: 225-279 Broadway, Glebe, shown at Attachment B to the subject report, noting the approved development control plan will come into effect on the date of publication of the subject local environmental plan; subject to:

(i)          the addition of the following in the Active Frontages provision: "Throughsite links are encouraged to improve pedestrian permeability and support the future activation of Grose Street." and "(3) Lots with a frontage to Broadway of 40m or longer are encouraged to provide a through-site link to Grose Street. Any through-site link is to be designed in accordance with Provision 3.1.2.2 - Through-site links."

(D)       the Central Sydney Planning Committee note the recommendation to Council’s Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee on August 12 2019 that authority be delegated to the Chief Executive Officer to make minor amendments to the Planning Proposal 225-279 Broadway, Glebe and Development Control Plan: 225-279 Broadway, Glebe to correct any minor errors or omissions prior to finalisation.

Moved by Lord Mayor, seconded by Councillor Scully.

Carried unanimously.

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Lead officer: Jarrod Booth


15/08/2019 - Item for Committee Information - Other Authorities - Meter Parking - Place Management NSW ref: 1342    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/385990

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee note its plan to change from ticketed parking scheme to a metered parking scheme within the Place Management NSW area of operations. An exception is Argyle Street which is co-owned by City of Sydney, whose scheme will remain ticketed.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

Place Management NSW

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Roads and Maritime Services

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NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

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Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

Place Management NSW (PMNSW) notifies the committee of the change in existing ticketed parking scheme in PMNSW’s area of operations (refer location map for meter locations). In due course, it will introduce a mobile phone application for motorists to pay the fee.

On 19 January 2019, PMNSW established a ticketed parking scheme for 52 meters on PMNSW owned roads across The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Pyrmont area of operations. The scheme was previously managed by City of Sydney and surrounding streets continue to be managed by the City. The meters were installed as ticketed parking meters with the capability of moving towards ticketless (pay by plate) parking at a future date.

The scheme was implemented and PMNSW made the decision to remain a ticketed scheme to align with the current City of Sydney parking scheme.

PMNSW is now implementing changes to introduce a ticketless parking scheme. All 52 meters will convert to ticketless, except for one meter on Argyle Street. Argyle Street is currently owned by both PMNSW and the City of Sydney, whose meters will remain ticketed. This exception is to ensure that the entire street has the same parking scheme applied.

Additionally, PMNSW is planning to introduce alongside the metered scheme. This will give motorists the opportunity to choose to pay the parking fees via mobile application (app) should they wish to do so.

The transition of PMNSW scheme from ticketed to metered is expected to occur between August and September 2019.

Lead officer: Van Le


15/08/2019 - Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 4-22 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment ref: 1435    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Central Sydney Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis –

In noting the Information Relevant to Item 5 - Public Exhibition - Planning Proposal - 4-22 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills - Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 Amendment contained within the memorandum dated 14 August 2019 from the Director City Planning, Development and Transport, circulated prior to the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee:

 

It is resolved that the Central Sydney Planning Committee defer consideration of this matter to enable preparation of an amended planning proposal and draft development control plan to take into account the whole street block length for 4 to 44 Wentworth Avenue.

Carried unanimously.

Speakers

Mr Ed Lippman addressed the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee on Item 5.

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Lead officer: Anna Kaskanlian


15/08/2019 - Traffic Treatment - In-Road Tree Planting and Footpath Widening - Rosebery Avenue and Crewe Place, Rosebery ref: 1378    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/357111

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of the following traffic treatments in Rosebery:

(A)      Widening the footpath by 2.1 metres on the northern side of Crewe Place, between the points 0 metres and 15 metres west of Rosebery Avenue;

(B)      Widening the footpath by 2.1 metres on the southern side of Crewe Place, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres west of Rosebery Avenue;

(C)      Widening the footpath by 2.1 metres on the western side of Rosebery Avenue, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres north of Crewe Place;

(D)      Widening the footpath by 2.1 metres on the western side of Rosebery Avenue, between the points 0 metres and 10 metres south of Crewe Place;

(E)      Widening the footpath by 2.1 metres on the eastern side of Rosebery Avenue, between the points 1.7 metres and 8.5 metres south of Crewe Place;

(F)       A 2 metre wide raised median island, with in-road tree planting, in Rosebery Avenue between the points 13.2 metres and 42.4 metres south of Crewe Place;

(G)      BB linemarking at the intersection of Crewe Place and Rosebery Avenue adjacent to the new footpath widening; and

(H)      Provision of give-way signage and linemarking in Crewe Place at the intersection with Rosebery Avenue.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

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Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Redfern PAC

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Representative for the Member for Heffron

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Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision includes commitments to increase tree canopy cover by 50% by 2030, to green our City and improve the amenity of our streets. In 2011, Council adopted the City’s Street Tree Master Plan which identifies a range of in-road tree planting sites such as Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery. Planting at this site is also supported by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment as part of their grant funding program to increase tree canopy cover in Sydney.

A raised median, with in-road tree planting, on Rosebery Avenue will help to significantly increase tree canopy in the street. Rosebery Avenue has a 40 km/h speed limit and the proposed median would help improve general safety in the area by reducing vehicle speeds and calming traffic.

Wider footpaths are also proposed at the intersection of Rosebery Avenue and Crewe Place to increase pedestrian safety by reducing the distance that pedestrians need to cross the road and reduce vehicle speeds at the intersection. This measure is part of the City's commitment to calm traffic and improve residential amenity.

Lead officer: Eoin Cunningham


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst ref: 1373    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2018/242686

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the southern side of Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst, between the points 130 metres and 135 metres (one car space), east of Liverpool Street as "No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted" Bay 880".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC

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Representative for the Member for Sydney

ü

 

 

Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Car Next Door for a car share space in Barcom Avenue, Darlinghurst, east of Liverpool Street.


15/08/2019 - Car Share - Thomas Street, Ultimo ref: 1372    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/294777

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of parking on the northern side of Thomas Street, Ultimo, between the points 78.5 metres and 88 metres (two car spaces) east of Wattle Street as 'No Parking Authorised Car Share Vehicles Excepted Bays 557 and 884".

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Sydney City PAC

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Representative for the Member for Balmain

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Advice

The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.

Background

The City is committed to providing dedicated parking for car sharing across the Local Government Area as part of a Council approved Car Share Policy. A submission has been received from Popcar for an additional car share space in Thomas Street, Ultimo, east of Wattle Street.

Lead officer: Shan Shanmugalingam


15/08/2019 - Works Zone - Reservoir Street, Surry Hills ref: 1355    Recommendations Determined

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Made at meeting: 15/08/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 15/08/2019

Decision:

2019/307184

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee endorse the reallocation of the kerb space on the northern side of Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, between the points 6.4 metres and 29.5 metres west of Hands Lane as “Works Zone 7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 7.30am-3.30pm Sat” and “4P Ticket 5.30pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 3.30pm-10pm Sat, 8am-10pm Sun & Public Holidays”, subject to the following conditions:

(A)      The Applicant must comply with the Works Zone conditions as stipulated in Schedule C of this agenda.

(B)      The Applicant must obtain separate approval from the City's Tree Management Team prior to implementation of the Works Zone.

(C)      The Applicant is not permitted to operate any part of a crane over a public road or hoist/swing goods from a Works Zone across or over any part of a public road by means of a lift, hoist or crane unless a separate approval has been obtained from the City's Construction and Building Certification Services Unit as required under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

(D)      The Applicant must notify adjacent properties of the Works Zone at least 14 days prior to installation and must provide a telephone number of the supervisor responsible for the proposed Works Zone and include contact details in the notification letter to be distributed to affected stakeholders.

Voting Members for this Item

 

Voting Members

Support

Object

City of Sydney

ü

 

Roads and Maritime Services

ü

 

NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC

ü