Lane Cove Council September 2022 Meeting

    The Lane Cove Council August 2022 Meeting will be held on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

    Listed below are the agenda items for the meeting.

    Have Your Say – Be Part of the Process

    Residents can write to Councillors on any agenda item or issue. The email address that will reach all Councillors is: [email protected]

    Public members are invited to attend the public forum of the meeting in-person or online, commencing at 7:00 pm.
    If you would like to speak at the Council meeting (in-person or online), register via this online form no later than midnight on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.  Even if you do not register by this time, if you attend the Lane Cove Council meeting, Mayor Andrew Zbik always asks if there is anyone who has not registered but would like to speak.

    A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to the provided email address.

    A time limit of three (3) minutes per public forum address applies.

    Council meetings are live-streamed and viewable via the webcast on this website.

    Notices of Motion

    Mayoral Minutes

    Mayoral Minute – Sydney Water Supply issues in Lane Cove North and surrounds.

    After Lane Cove Locals were left without water for up to 4 days, Mayor Andrew Zbik is asking for Lane Cove Council to write to Sydney Water to provide feedback and to as the NSW Parliament to conduct an inquiry to improve communication from Sydney Water during prolonged water outages.

    The ITC September 2022 Podcast is out, and ITC’s speak to a cross-section of people impacted by the September 2022 Water Outage.  One person impacted was  Joyce, the owner of Bakers Delight Lane Cove; if you only listen to that section of the Podcast, you will see how hard it was for locals and local businesses.  You can click on the link in the article here and listen on your desktop, laptop, iPad or phone.

    Notices of Motion

    Notice of Motion – Sponsorship Policy

    Councillor Merri Southwood is seeking Lane Cove Council’s support to undertake a community consultation in relation to amending Council’s Sponsorship Policy so that Council shall not enter sponsorship arrangements with property developers.

    Notice of Motion – Fossil Fuel Advertising and Sponsorship in Lane Cove

    Councillor Bridget Kennedy has tabled a notice of motion proposing Lane Cove Council investigate updating the Council’s Sponsorship Policy to include wording such as ‘“The sponsoring organisation’s main business should not be the extraction, distribution or sale of fossil fuels.” to ensure Lane Cove Council does not accept sponsorships from companies whose main business is the extraction or sale of coal, oil or gas.

    The notice of motion also proposes that Lane Cove Council investigate updating Council’s Purchasing Policy to include wording such as  ‘“Avoid promoting or advertising products that pollute soils, air and waterways or are harmful to the climate, such as fossil fuels” To restrict any future contracts from permitting advertising of fossil fuels on any Council controlled signage or property

    Notice of Motion – Council Liason with Community and Transport for NSW – Greenwich Point Wharf Upgrade

    Councillor Merri Southwood is seeking Lane Cove Council’s support to request TfNSW to convene a community workshop to discuss the design issues with the proposed upgrades of Greenwich Point Wharf

    Greens Councillor Rochelle Flood Under Attack After Proposing Lane Cove Council Stop Screening the Melbourne Cup at the Lane Cove Plaza and/or The Canopy

    Officers’ Reports

    Election of Deputy Mayor

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting of 10 January 2022 Council resolved, in part, that “The election of the Deputy Mayor be for the period ending September 2022”.

    Lane Cove Councillors have been provided nomination forms for the position of Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months, ending September 2023.  Nominations must be handed to the Returning Officer, Mr Craig Wrightson, General Manager, prior to the commencement of the Ordinary Council Meeting on 29 September 2022.

    Progression on a Sport and Recreation facility at 180 River Road (Golf Course) Site – 8 Court Concept Plan

    Lane Cove Councillors will vote on progressing the Concept Plan Option 2 for an 8 court (4 indoor and 4 outdoor) for the purposes of further consultation, in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the Lane Cove Council Papers.

    It is recommended by the Lane Cove Council staff that:

    1. Concept Plan Option 2 be adopted for the purposes of further consultation, to be undertaken in accordance with the consultation strategy outlined in the report;
    2. A further report be submitted to the October Council Meeting on the outcomes of the consultation; and
    3. The traffic signal access option to the precinct be Council’s preferred arrangement, and Council not proceed with the roundabout at River Road/Northwood Road.

    Updated Sustainability Action Plan 2022-2025

    Draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)

    Lane Cove Councillors are being asked to endorse the draft Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022-2026 for the purpose of public exhibition.  It will be on public exhibition for six (6) weeks.

    Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking Study

    Lane Cove Councillors are being asked to endorse the Draft Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking Study for the purpose of public exhibition.  It will be on public exhibition for six (6) weeks.

    Community Garden Policy and Community Garden Guidelines and Procedures

    Lane Cove Councillors are being asked to adopt the Community Gardens Policy and Community Gardens Guidelines and Procedures.

    Expression of Interest to Operate a Community Toy Library at 47 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove Recommendation

    This is very exciting, and ITC is over the moon.  In 2018 ITC wrote about having a Toy Library in Lane Cove again. Read our article here.  Lane Cove Council has progressed this idea, and they are recommending the team behind The Sydney Library of Things (ITC is a cofounder) run the Toy Library in Lane Cove.

    Representative Nominations for the Community Dog and Sporting Club Advisory Committees

    Lane Cove Councillors are being asked to:

    1. Endorse the following nominations for the Community Dog Advisory Committee:-
    • Vanessa Walker as the local dog owner from the veterinary profession;
    • Alan King as the representative from a local sporting club from the LCC area who is a dog owner;
    • Gina Collins as the local dog owner from the local dog services industry;
    • Daniel Strassberg as the dog owner from Central Ward;
    • Lucy Macaulay as the dog owner from East Ward;
    • Debra Anderson as the dog owner from West Ward; and
    • Roslynne Hunt as the non-dog owner.
    1. Endorse Lynne Spencer’s nomination (Greenwich Sports Club) for the Sporting Club Advisory Committee

    Response to the Renewable Energy Future – Strata Buildings 

    Lane Cove Council is being asked to vote on a proposal that Council launch the Switch to GreenPower campaign in conjunction with Resilient Sydney and the City of Sydney.

    NSW E-Scooter Trial Recommendation

    It’s proposed that Lane Cove Council not lodge an Expression of Interest to participate in the TfNSW e-scooter trial at this time.

    Shoreshocked Music Festival 2022

    An update that on Saturday, 6 August 2022, Lane Cove Council participated in the Shoreshocked Music Festival.  Shoreshocked is an all ages music festival featuring well-known bands and performers as well as local musicians and groups selected through the ‘Shorecomp Battle of the Bands’ competition.

    Officer Reports for Information

    Council Snapshot August 2022 Recommendation

    Lane Cove Council publishes a snapshot every month which sets out what has been happening over the month from development applications, parking fines, waste and landfill reduction reports, and reports on upcoming footpath maintenance.

    Below are some of the stats of interest for August 2022.


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