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Text of Banyule City Council 17 March 2014 Minutes

  • These Minutes are circulated subject to confirmation by Council at the next Ordinary Meeting to be held on 31 March 2014 1

    Ordinary Meeting of Council

    Council Chambers, Service Centre

    275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

    17 March 2014 commencing at 7.45

    MINUTES

    THE MAYORS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE WURUNDJERI PEOPLE ......................... 3

    PRESENT .............................................................................................................................. 3

    APOLOGIES .......................................................................................................................... 3

    LEAVE OF ABSENCE ........................................................................................................... 3

    CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES ............................................................................................. 3

    DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ............................................................................................. 4

    PRESENTATION ................................................................................................................... 4

    1. PETITIONS ...................................................................................................................... 4

    Nil

    2. PEOPLE COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORT ...................................... 4

    Nil

    3. PLANET ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ......................................................... 4

    Nil

    4. PLACE SUSTAINABLE AMENITY AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT ................................ 5

    4.1 Warringal Parklands and Banyule Flats Heritage Assessment ................................ 5 4.2 North East Road Link - Quarterly Report ................................................................. 5 4.3 10 Martin Street, Heidelberg ................................................................................... 6

    5. PARTICIPATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY LIFE ..................... 7

    Nil

    6. PERFORMANCE - USE OUR RESOURCES WISELY .................................................... 7

    6.1 Assembly of Councillors .......................................................................................... 7 6.2 Councillor Motions - Status Update ....................................................................... 10

    7. SEALING OF DOCUMENTS ......................................................................................... 10

    Nil

    8. NOTICES OF MOTION .................................................................................................. 10

    8.1 Birdwood Avenue, Macleod - Macleod Pre-school Parking Issues ........................ 10 8.2 Illegal Motor Bikes - Darebin Creek ....................................................................... 11

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    8.3 Apprentices - Banyule City Council ....................................................................... 11 8.4 Investigation - Traffic Challenges Bungay Street, Watsonia .................................. 11 8.5 Banyule City Council Ward Funding Grants Program Improvements ................... 12 8.6 Ivanhoe Primary School - Traffic Concerns in Ailsa Grove .................................... 13 8.7 Youth Council ....................................................................................................... 13

    9. GENERAL BUSINESS .................................................................................................. 14

    9.1 Relay For LIfe ....................................................................................................... 14 9.2 Relay For Life ....................................................................................................... 14 9.3 Congratulations to Staff ........................................................................................ 14

    10. URGENT BUSINESS ..................................................................................................... 14

    10.1 Confidential Contractual Matters ........................................................................... 14

    CLOSURE OF MEETING TO THE PUBLIC ......................................................................... 15

  • MINUTES ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL 17 MARCH 2014

    These minutes are circulated subject to confirmation by Council at the next Ordinary Meeting to be held on 31 March 2014 3

    EXTENSION OF PUBLIC FORUM

    (CO2014/51) Resolution That the Public Forum be extended until 8.00pm. Moved: Cr Jenny Mulholland Seconded: Cr Steven Briffa CARRIED

    EXTENSION OF PUBLIC FORUM

    (CO2014/52) Resolution That the Public Forum be extended until 8.10pm. Moved: Cr Jenny Mulholland Seconded: Cr Rick Garotti CARRIED

    The Meeting opened at 8.10pm.

    The Mayors Acknowledgement of the Wurundjeri People

    The Mayor read an acknowledgement of the traditional land owners, the Wurundjeri people.

    Present

    Mayor Cr Craig Langdon, Cr Steven Briffa, Cr Wayne Phillips, Cr Mark Di Pasquale, Cr Rick Garotti, Cr Tom Melican, Cr Jenny Mulholland

    Apologies

    Nil

    Leave of Absence

    Nil

    Confirmation of Minutes

    That the following Minutes be confirmed: Ordinary Meeting of Council held 3 March 2014

    Moved: Cr Jenny Mulholland Seconded: Cr Mark Di Pasquale CARRIED

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    Disclosure of Interests

    Cr Jenny Mulholland declared a Conflicting Personal Interest with Public Duty under S79B of the Local Government Act 1989 in item 4.3 - 10 Martin Street, Heidelberg, due to the owner of the property being a sponsor of the Wellness Ball which is organised by the committee of which Cr Mulholland is president.

    Cr Steven Briffa left the Chamber at 8:14pm.

    Presentation

    Allison Beckwith, Director of Community Programs made a presentation of the Parks & Leisure Australia Award to Banyule City Council, Leisure & Cultural Services 2013 National Winner for Inclusive and Connective Communities for Banyules Free Leisure Program.

    1. PETITIONS

    Nil

    2. PEOPLE COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING AND SUPPORT

    Nil

    Cr Steven Briffa returned to the Chamber at 8.16pm.

    3. PLANET ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

    Nil

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    4. PLACE SUSTAINABLE AMENITY AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

    4.1 WARRINGAL PARKLANDS AND BANYULE FLATS HERITAGE ASSESSMENT

    Ms Jane Crone & Mr Dennis OConnell spoke on the item.

    SUMMARY

    To provide Councillors a cultural heritage assessment for Warringal Parklands and Banyule Flats (WPBF), and advise on further work, including the potential for a State heritage nomination.

    Resolution (CO2014/53)

    That Council: 1. Approves the Final Draft Warringal Parklands and Banyule Flats: Cultural Heritage

    Assessment. 2. Uses the approved Cultural Heritage Assessment to inform the preparation and

    submission of a nomination to Heritage Victoria for recognition of State heritage significance.

    3. Notes the progress being made for the ecological and conservation values

    assessment.

    4. Receives a further report when the ecological and conservation values assessment is completed.

    5. Consider the cost of 2 above in the 2014-15 Budget.

    Moved: Cr Jenny Mulholland Seconded: Cr Steven Briffa CARRIED 4.2 NORTH EAST ROAD LINK - QUARTERLY REPORT

    Mr Dennis OConnell & Mr Martin Appleby spoke on the item.

    SUMMARY

    To provide Council with a status update on planning for the proposed North East Road Link.

    Resolution (CO2014/54)

    That Council: 1. Receive this report.

    2. Write to VicRoads seeking a copy of their latest traffic counts on Rosanna Road,

    Heidelberg and requests further counts be undertaken if none were taken in 2013.

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    4.2 NORTH EAST ROAD LINK - QUARTERLY REPORT contd

    3. Request a meeting with VicRoads, appropriate staff and Councillors to discuss traffic

    management issues along Rosanna Road.

    Moved: Cr Tom Melican Seconded: Cr Jenny Mulholland CARRIED 4.3 10 MARTIN STREET, HEIDELBERG

    Cr Jenny Mulholland declared a Conflicting Personal Interest with Public Duty under S79B of the Local Government Act 1989 and sought approval of right to leave and not vote. The nature of Cr Mulhollands conflicting personal interest being that the owner of the property is a sponsor of the Wellness Ball which is organised by the committee of which Cr Jenny Mulholland is president. Moved: Cr Steven Briffa Seconded: Cr Rick Garotti CARRIED

    The interest was declared a Conflict of Interest and Cr Mulholland left the Chamber at 8.43pm prior to the item being discussed.

    Mr Lorenzo Rigoni, Mr Gary Martin, Ms Barbara Smith, Mr Grant Davies, Dr Coral Tudball & Mr Erdogan Koken spoke on the item.

    SUMMARY

    The proposal seeks to increase the height of an approved eight to nine storey medical service

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