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Banyule City Council 2 March 2015 Agenda

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Text of Banyule City Council 2 March 2015 Agenda

  • Ordinary Meeting of Council

    Council Chambers, Service Centre

    275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

    2 March 2015 commencing at 7.45pm

    Following the public forum commencing at approximately 7.30pm and may be extended to 8pm if necessary.

    AGENDA

    The Mayors Acknowledgement of the Wurundjeri People Our Meeting is being held on the traditional lands (country) of the Wurundjeri people and I wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners and pay my respects to their Elders.

    Apologies and Leave of Absence Nil

    Confirmation of Minutes Ordinary Meeting of Council held 16 February 2015

    Disclosure of Interests Nil

    1. Petitions

    1.1 Car Parking in the Ivanhoe Shopping Area ............................................................. 3

    REPORTS:

    2. People Community Strengthening and Support

    Nil

    3. Planet Environmental Sustainability

    Nil

    4. Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    4.1 Consent to remove vegetation from 5 Whitelaw Court, Eaglemont.......................... 7

    5. Participation Community Involvement in Community Life

    5.1 Diamond Valley Relay For Life 2015 ....................................................................... 9

    6. Performance - Use Our Resources Wisely

  • AGENDA (Contd)

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 2 March 2015 Page 2

    6.1 Notice of Intention to Cause a General Valuation .................................................. 13

    6.2 219 Southern Road, Heidelberg West - Proposed Sale of Land - Commence Statutory Procedures ......................................................................... 15

    6.3 1 Stradbroke Avenue Heidelberg - Proposed Exchange of Land .......................... 21

    6.4 Assembly of Councillors ........................................................................................ 27

    6.5 29 Alamein Road Heidelberg West - Proposed Sale of Land ................................ 31

    6.6 Proposed Governance Local Law No.2 (2015) - Incorporating Meeting Procedures Code .................................................................................... 36

    7. Sealing of Documents

    Nil

    8. Notices of Motion

    8.1 Shared Services in Local Government .................................................................. 45

    8.2 Council Committees .............................................................................................. 47

    8.3 Capacity of the Hurstbridge Rail Line .................................................................... 48

    9. General Business

    10. Urgent Business

    Closure of Meeting to the Public That in accordance with Section 89(2) of the Local Government Act 1989, Council close the Meeting to members of the public and adjourn for five minutes to allow the public to leave the Chamber prior to considering the following confidential matter

    11. Confidential Matters

    11.1 Legal advice

    Matters Discussed in Camera That all confidential matters and reports related to the above items remain confidential unless otherwise specified.

    Closure of Meeting

  • 1.1

    Petitions

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 2 March 2015 Page 3

    1.1 CAR PARKING IN THE IVANHOE SHOPPING AREA

    Author: David Bailey - Engineering Co-Ordinator, City Development

    Ward: Griffin

    File: F2015/3

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A petition with 135 signatures has been received, requesting the reinstatement of all-day parking in the Ivanhoe Activity Centre. The petition prayer is as follows:

    We, the below named and signed, petition the Banyule City Council to reinstate the all day parking zones behind the Upper Heidelberg Road shopping strip as previously provided. There is insufficient all day parking for the amount of workers in the street who also have to contend with train users. The introduction of 4 hour parking zones does nothing to free up parking in these areas but simply acts as a means to "catch out" the people who work to make Upper Heidelberg Road a vibrant hub. The new parking restrictions will also result in increased parking in residential areas and well as increased road traffic from people unnecessarily shifting their cars. We would appreciate the above request be instituted immediately.

    It is proposed that all-day parking options are assessed as part of the future Ivanhoe Parking Plan. A copy of the cover letter for the petition is provided as Attachment 1.

    RECOMMENDATION

    That Council: 1. Receives and notes the petition. 2. Consider the assessment of all-day parking options as part of the future

    Ivanhoe Parking Plan. 3. Informs the primary petitioner of this resolution.

  • 1.1

    Petitions

    CAR PARKING IN THE IVANHOE SHOPPING AREA contd

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 2 March 2015 Page 4

    DISCUSSION

    The number of signatories from individual businesses is shown in Table 1 below.

    Table 1 Employer of Main Signatories to Petition

    Employer of Main Signatories No. of

    Signatures

    Miles Real Estate 45

    Hocking Stewart Real Estate 9

    Petridis Architects 9 182 Upper Heidelberg Road (ANZ Bank) 8

    Rush & Failla Solicitors 7

    The Banyule Activity Centre Car Parking Policy (ACCPP) adopted in 2010 provides direction on how to best manage on-street parking around Activity Centres. The ACCPP acknowledges car parking as a valued and finite commodity, and aims to manage parking in a way that promotes high parking turnover at the core of Activity Centres in order to increase parking opportunities for visitors. This is achieved through the articulation of a number of zones around each Activity Centre where residents have priority for all-day parking and non-residents compete for access to shorter term on-street parking. The closer a zone is to the Activity Centre, there is more demand for parking for all users. This demand is managed by providing timed parking restrictions. In line with this, long term on-street parking, including trader, employee and commuter parking, is not considered appropriate within the core area of Activity Centres, as each parking space used for all-day parking potentially offsets up to eight short term customers and visitors. It is recognised that there is a need for some longer term parking in the area for non-visitors. In consideration of the range of road users, the development of Parking Plans for Heidelberg, Greensborough and Ivanhoe Activity Centres was identified in Councils Activity Centre Car Parking Policy and Strategy. They are seen as key components of bringing each of the Centres parking facilities into line with this Policy and Strategy and seek to provide for a more equitable parking distribution to meet current and future demands. The Heidelberg Parking Plan is currently being developed. The recent changes to the parking restrictions in the Bryant Reserve car park to provide four-hour parking was undertaken in consultation with the Traders Association and the Ward Councillor. The Traders Association indicated concern about the number of commuters and teachers parking all day and the lack of parking opportunities for their customers. All day parking would provide no guarantee that traders would have unrestricted use of the bays as they would have to compete with other users seeking all day parking It is proposed that the assessment of all-day parking be considered as part of the future Ivanhoe Parking Plan.

  • 1.1

    Petitions

    CAR PARKING IN THE IVANHOE SHOPPING AREA contd

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 2 March 2015 Page 5

    ATTACHMENTS

    No. Title Page

    1 Cover letter for petition 50

  • 4.1

    Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 2 March 2015 Page 7

    4.1 CONSENT TO REMOVE VEGETATION FROM 5 WHITELAW COURT, EAGLEMONT

    Author: Jackie Bernoth - Co-ordinator Development Planner , City Development

    Ward: Griffin

    File: F2015/167

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Council has received a request for consent to the removal of trees at 5 Whitelaw Court, Eaglemont. The trees in question are environmental weeds, and are considered to be hazardous by Councils Development Planning Arborist. No planning permit is required for their removal, however a restrictive covenant registered on Title provides that they cannot be removed without the written permission of the Mayor Councillors and Citizens of the City of Heidelberg. It is recommended that Council gives consent to enable the removal of the trees.

    RECOMMENDATION

    That Council write to the property owner of 5 Whitelaw Court, Eaglemont, providing permission for the removal of five (5) sugar gums (Eucalyptus cladocalyx), and the undertaking of works to other trees on the property, to the satisfaction of Council

    OFFICER DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

    Section 80C of the Local Government Act 1989 requires members of Council staff, and persons engaged under contract to provide advice to Council, to disclose any direct or indirect interest in a matter to which the advice relates. Council officers involved in the preparation of this report have no conflict of interest in this matter.

    CITY PLAN

    This report is in line with Councils City Plan key direction to act as environmental stewards.

    BACKGROUND

    Due to a covenant on the sites property title (P198383C), Council consent is required for the works proposed at the site. The trees in question are mature sugar gums (Eucalyptus cladocalyx), of which there are more than 10 located across the site. This species is listed as a weed in the Banyule Weed Management

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