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Text of Banyule City Council OM 21 October 2013 Agenda

  • Ordinary Meeting of Council

    Council Chambers, Service Centre

    275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

    21 October 2013 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

    Confirmation of Minutes Ordinary Meeting of Council held 7 October 2013

    Disclosure of Interests

    1. Petitions Nil

    REPORTS:

    2. People Community Strengthening and Support Nil

    3. Planet Environmental Sustainability 3.1 Allocation of 2103-14 Banyule Environmental Sustainability Grants ........................ 3 3.2 Water Sustainability Plan ........................................................................................ 7

    4. Place Sustainable Amenity and Built Environment 4.1 Vesting of reserves into Council's name ............................................................... 13 4.2 2/113 Greenhill Road, Greensborough

    - Application for Retrospective Planning Permission ............................................. 17 4.3 Proposed sale of 1 and 2 Orr Lane Montmorency ................................................. 23

  • AGENDA (Contd)

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 21 October 2013 Page 2

    4.4 Residential Vehicle Crossing Policy ...................................................................... 31

    5. Participation Community Involvement in Community Life 5.1 Ward Fund Allocations .......................................................................................... 35

    6. Performance - Use Our Resources Wisely 6.1 Delegations Review 2013 ..................................................................................... 39 6.2 Heidelberg and Greensborough New Parking Meters Review ............................... 43 6.3 Councillor Report on Conferences Attendance .................................................... 53 6.4 Local Government Electoral Review - Submission ................................................ 55 6.5 Annual Report 2012-2013 ..................................................................................... 59 6.6 Assembly of Councillors ........................................................................................ 66

    7. Sealing of Documents 7.1 Sealing of Documents .......................................................................................... 69

    8. Notices of Motion 8.1 Plenty Road Precinct ............................................................................................ 71

    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 matters.

    11. Confidential Matters 11.1 contractual matters 11.2 contractual matters; AND proposed developments

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

    Closure of Meeting

  • 3.1

    Planet Environmental Sustainability

    Ordinary Meeting of Council - 21 October 2013 Page 3

    3.1 ALLOCATION OF 2103-14 BANYULE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS

    Author: Fleur O'Luanaigh - Environment Officer, City Development

    File: BS 24/035/018

    SUMMARY

    For Council to consider the 2013-14 allocation of the Banyule Environmental Sustainability Grants. 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

    The Banyule Environmental Sustainability Grants provide incentives annually to new or established groups to develop various environmental programs. These include the conservation of resources, reducing waste and pollution, maintaining and enhancing the natural environment or encouraging environmental stewardship. Grants are available to assist local groups, schools and individuals with the costs of organising and implementing environmental sustainability programs. The 2013-14 grant pool is now $30,000. This is an increase of $15,000 from previous years since the grants commenced in 1992. This increase was a result of a Council resolution (CO2013/244) on 1 July 2013 that:

    Council make a one off $15,000 additional allocation to the Environmental Grant Funding from the unallocated funds available from the 2013/14 General Reserve Budget.

    The average grant is $1000-$1500 with a maximum of $5000 awarded. Applications are submitted annually and assessed by the Banyule Environment Advisory Committee (BEAC) in accordance with its Terms of Reference (Attachment 1):

    Provide advice on the management of Councils Environment Grants Program

    and make appropriate recommendations to Council on allocation of funds.

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    Planet Environmental Sustainability ALLOCATION OF 2103-14 BANYULE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS contd

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    DISCUSSION

    During its September meeting, BEAC assessed the grant applications according to the criteria outlined in the guidelines (Attachment 2). A total of 16 applications requested $25,682 for environmental projects all of which have been recommended by BEAC. This does not take up the entire grant pool of $30,000. The lower take up has occurred because of a change in the timing of the grant round. Two Environmental Sustainability Grant rounds occurred in quick succession to align with Councils other community development grants. BEAC had been concerned that community capacity for sustainability projects may be overwhelmed by the increase and the short lead time to publicise the increase. However, the number of applications remained relatively high and of excellent quality. BEAC recommend that the future funding for the grant pool remains at $30,000. The table below lists the recommended applications:

    Environmental Sustainability Grants Recommended Applicants 2013-14

    Group Project Total $ Banyule Community Health

    Greenhouse Project Description: Install a greenhouse to aid the propagation of seedlings and plants.

    $1,381.00

    Cultivating Ivanhoe Community Group

    Community Wicking Beds Description: Construct four wicking beds in community gardens as part of two free workshops.

    $960.00

    Watsonia North Primary School

    Installation of Nesting Boxes Description: Install nesting boxes in trees to encourage native birdlife.

    $500.00

    Concord Playgroup Sustainable Water Education Description: Install a tank to conserve water and to water vegetable garden.

    $1550.00

    Friends of Yarra Valley Parks

    Cleveland Avenue Pathway Planting Description: Plant 500 indigenous plant species, both tree and understorey. This will boost micro bat habitat.

    $3000.00

    Montmorency Community Group

    Banyule Garden Almanac Description: Produce a 36 page food gardening almanac using local gardeners knowledge.

    $2000.00

    Fairy Hills Kindergarten Where Does Fruit Come from? Description: Grow fruit trees and use for the education of children.

    $928.80

    Olympic Adult Education

    Recycling and Composting from the Home in Banyule Description: Create an engaging and easy to read booklet on recycling and composting for Banyule residents, particularly distributed in West Heidelberg.

    $2016.00

    Bundoora Secondary College

    A Space We Can All Enjoy- A Sustainable Garden Description: Work with at risk students to create both a native and food producing garden.

    $1550.00

    Ivanhoe East Primary School

    Biodiversity- Creating New Garden Spaces Description: Create new indigenous gardens to attract

    $1500.00

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    Planet Environmental Sustainability ALLOCATION OF 2103-14 BANYULE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS contd

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    butterflies and create local habitat for wildlife. Group Project Total $ Heidelberg Preschool Project Replenish

    Description: Create an indigenous garden to boost biodiversity and food garden for learning.

    $1147.62

    Mary Immaculate Parish Primary School

    Frog Bog Description: Create a frog bog to be utilised in school science and art disciplines.

    $1286.00

    Montmorency Community Group

    The Monty Sugar Gliders Description: Install sugar glider nesting boxes and undertake a desktop and monitoring survey to establish the presence of sugar gliders in the area.

    $2020.00

    Montmorency South Primary School

    Rain, Hail or Shine, Outdoor, Undercover Learning Space Description: Build a structure using re-purposed materials and parent help to deliver more outdoor curriculum.

    $2642.00

    Transition Banyule Transition Thrive Workshop Description: Hold a two-day experiential workshop to aid four transition groups to achieve transition towards engaging

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