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Minutes

Council Meeting

MAROONDAH CITY COUNCIL

Monday

18 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Council Meeting MINUTES                            2                                           18 February 2019

 

 

Minutes of the Council Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, on Monday 18 February 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

PRESENT

Cr Rob Steane (Mayor)                Wyreena Ward

Cr Kylie Spears (Deputy Mayor)     Arrabri Ward

Cr Paul Macdonald                     Arrabri Ward

Cr Tony Dib, JP                          Arrabri Ward

Cr Mike Symon                           Mullum Ward

Cr Nora Lamont                          Mullum Ward

Cr Samantha Mazzuchelli           Mullum Ward

Cr Marijke Graham                     Wyreena Ward

Cr Tasa Damante                       Wyreena Ward

 

Steve Kozlowski                         Chief Executive Officer

Marianne Di Giallonardo             Director Corporate Services

Grant Meyer                               Acting Director Strategy & Community

Adam Todorov                            Director Operations, Assets & Leisure

Andrew Fuaux                            Director Development & Amenity

Stephen Onans                          Team Leader Governance

 

 

The Chief Executive Officer read the following Statement of Recording -

 

“Ladies & Gentlemen - Please note that this meeting is being recorded and streamed live on the internet. All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however, as a visitor in the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.”

 

The prayer was read by Pastor Scott Hawkins, Urban Life Church

 

The Acknowledgement of Country was read by the Mayor

Apologies

Nil    

Declaration of Interests

Cr Steane            Documents for Sealing, Item 2

                            Ringwood East Shopping Centre Special Rate Scheme - Signing and                               Sealing of Agreement

                            Reason: Cr Steane is on the Board of Directors for Bendigo Bank                                     Ringwood East.

Confirmation of MinuTes

 

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr Dib                                                                          1/19

That the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday, 17 December 2018 be confirmed

Carried

 

 

Order of Business

Moved Cr Spears, Seconded Cr Lamont                                                               2/19

THAT THE ORDER OF BUSINESS BE ALTERED TO DEAL WITH  Documents for sealing - item 1 - letter under seal - recognition of 2019 Australia Day honours

Carried

 

 

Letter Under Seal - Recognition of 2019 Australia

Day Honours                                                                                                                ITEM 1

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Mazzuchelli                                                     3/19

That council signs and seals LETTERS OF CONGRATULATIONS IN RECOGNITION OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS AWARDED TO:

 

1.       MR LESLIE (LES) THOMAS WILLMOTT – awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

 

2.       Mrs Helen Fiona PARKER (Kilsyth resident) – awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division

 

3.       Mr Anthony Thomas RINAUDO (Ringwood resident) – awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division

 

Carried

 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

Moved Cr Graham, Seconded Cr Macdonald                                                      4/19

THAT STANDING ORDERS BE SUSPENDED TO allow for presentations of three letters under seal for the recipients of the 2019 Australia day honours

 

Carried

 

 

Presentation of Letters Under Seal.

 

The Mayor presented Letters Under Seal to the following recipients of 2019 Australia Day Honours

·                Mrs Helen Parker

·                Mr Anthony Rinaudo

·                Mr Les Willmott


 

 

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

Moved Cr Damante, Seconded Cr Spears                                                             5/19

THAT STANDING ORDERS BE RESUMED

Carried

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

 

Nil

Officers’ Reports

 

Director Corporate Services

 

Attendance Report                                                                                                  ITEM 1

Moved Cr Spears, Seconded Cr Lamont                                                               6/19

 

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORTS AS PRESENTED BY

COUNCILLORS

 

Carried

 

Councillors who spoke to their reports - Crs Steane, Spears, Symon, Macdonald, Lamont, Graham, Dib and Damante

 

 

Cr Steane

 

18/12          Tour of ‘Stronger Communities’ Round 4 Funding Projects with the Hon Michael             Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

18/12          ‘Youth Uploaded’ Celebration Event at Realm

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Meeting with Mr Jackson Taylor MP, State Member for Bayswater

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

17/01          Funeral - Mr Glen Hubbard OAM (husband of Mrs Anne Hubbard, Freeman of                the City)

18/01          Media Event with Maroondah Leader: Ringwood Highland Games

25/01          Meeting with Mr Dustin Halse MP, State Member for Ringwood

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

31/01          ‘Roads to Recovery’ Funding Announcement by the Hon Michael Sukkar MP,                 Federal Member for Deakin

31/01          Meeting with Mrs Claire Anderson, CEO of Eastern Region Group of Council                  (ERG)

01/02          Maroondah Chinese Senior Citizen's Friendship Association Spring Festival

05/02          Community Consultation - Proposed lighting upgrade at Cheong Park

06/02          Audit & Risk Advisory Committee Meeting

06/02          Induction of the new Vicar of Mullum Mullum Anglican Parish: Maria Brand

07/02          Eastern FM Radio Broadcast

07/02          ‘Too-roo-dun’ Exhibition Opening at Federation Estate

09/02          South Croydon Cricket Club's ‘Pink Stumps Day’ Event

10/02          Induction Service of new Senior Pastor, Rev Peter Nielsen

11/02          Meeting with Ringwood District Cricket Association

12/02          Planning Consultation: 25 Alwyn St, Croydon

12/02          Planning Consultation: 10 Catherine Place, Croydon Hills

13/02          Ruskin Park Residents Action Group (RPRAG) Meeting

14/02          Planning Consultation: 391 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

18/02          Quarterly Meeting with Croydon Main St Traders Association

18/02          Meeting with Ringwood Basketball Association

 

 

Cr Spears

 

18/12          Tour of ‘Stronger Communities’ Round 4 Funding Projects with the Hon Michael             Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

19/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Taralla             Kindergarten

19/12          Staff Farewell Function at Glen Park Community Centre

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

22/01          Meeting with the Hon Alan Tudge MP, State Member for Aston & St Andrews                 Cricket Club

22/01          Meeting with Fresh Theatre regarding netball & football projects

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

05/02          Community Consultation - Proposed lighting upgrade at Cheong Park

06/02          Municipal Association Victoria (MAV) Strategic Planning Meeting 2019

06/02          HE Parker Multisports Complex Meeting

07/02          ‘Too-roo-dun’ Exhibition Opening at Federation Estate

08/02          Tintern Grammar Foundation Service

09/02          Heathmont Cricket Club ‘Pink Stumps’ Function

09/02          South Croydon Cricket Club's ‘Pink Stumps Day’ 2019

12/02          Maroondah Business Group Event

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

17/02          Heathmont Cricket Club T20 Event

31/01          ‘Roads to Recovery’ Funding Announcement by the Hon Michael Sukkar MP,                 Federal Member for Deakin

 

 

Cr Symon

 

18/12          Tour of ‘Stronger Communities’ Round 4 Funding Projects with the Hon Michael             Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

18/12          ‘Youth Uploaded’ Celebration Event at Realm

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Meeting with Mr Jackson Taylor MP, State Member for Bayswater

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

18/01          Media Event with Maroondah Leader: Ringwood Highland Games

23/01          Meeting with Mr Dustin Halse MP, State Member for Ringwood

24/01          Meeting with Mr Josh Gilligan, Wyndham City Council, Municipal Association of              Victoria (MAV) Representative

25/01          Meeting with Mr Dustin Halse MP, State Member for Ringwood

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

30/01          Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Regulatory Update Webinar

31/01          ‘Roads to Recovery’ Funding Announcement by the Hon Michael Sukkar MP,                 Federal Member for Deakin

06/02          Site Inspection for Planning Consultation: 7 Maurice Court, Ringwood North

06/02          Audit & Risk Advisory Committee Meeting

06/02          Planning Consultation: 7 Maurice Court, Ringwood North

07/02          ‘Too-roo-dun’ Exhibition Opening at Federation Estate

07/02          Funding Announcement for Carparking at train stations at Croydon Station by                 the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

11/02          Meeting with Manningham City Council Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)              Representative

12/02          Meeting with Deputy Opposition Leader, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, in                        Canberra

13/02          Meeting with 2nd Deputy Speaker in Canberra

13/02          House of Representatives ‘Question Time,’ Canberra

13/02          Meeting with Shadow Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, in                     Canberra

13/02          Meeting with Deputy Chair Mr Luke Howarth MP, Standing Committee on                        Communications & the Arts Canberra

14/02          House of Representatives ‘Question Time,’ Canberra

15/02          Celebrate Mullum ‘Jazz in the Park’ at Ringwood Lake Park

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

 

 

Cr Mazzuchelli

 

18/12          ‘Youth Uploaded’ Celebration Event at Realm

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

16/01          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

 

 

Cr Macdonald

 

18/12          Tour of ‘Stronger Communities’ Round 4 Funding Projects with the Hon Michael             Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

19/12          Meeting with Resident at Coffee Bean Café, Croydon

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Meeting with Mr Jackson Taylor MP, State Member for Bayswater

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

07/01          Meeting at Bedford Park Community Garden

18/01          Media Event with Maroondah Leader: Ringwood Highland Games

18/01          Meeting with St Andrews Cricket Club

22/01          Meeting with the Hon Alan Tudge MP, State Member for Aston

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

02/02          South Croydon Cricket Club ‘President's Function’ 2018/19

05/02          Community Consultation - Proposed lighting upgrade at Cheong Park

06/02          Maroondah Photographic Society Presentation Night

07/02          Funding Announcement for Carparking at train stations at Croydon Station by                 the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

07/02          Meeting at Bedford Park Community Garden

07/02          Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance Executive (EAHA) Meeting

09/02          South Croydon Cricket Club's ‘Pink Stumps’ Day

14/02          IOOB Assistant Commissioner of Police Function

15/02          Media Event

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

 

 

Cr Lamont

 

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

20/01          Bedford Park Community Garden Sustainability Fair

23/01          National Housing Conference Abstract Submission

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

15/02          Celebrate Mullum ‘Jazz in the Park’ at Ringwood Lake Park

 

 

Cr Graham

 

18/12          ‘Youth Uploaded’ Celebration Event at Realm

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

06/02          Communities of Wellbeing Meeting

07/02          Funding Announcement for Carparking at rain stations at Croydon Station by                  the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

12/02          Planning Consultation: 25 Alwyn St, Croydon

12/02          Planning Consultation: 10 Catherine Place, Croydon Hills

13/02          Ruskin Park Residents Action Group (RPRAG) Meeting

14/02          Maroondah Voice Meeting

14/02          Planning Consultation: 391 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

21/01          Foothills Foundation Meeting

18/01          Quarterly Meeting with Croydon Main St Traders Association

 

 

Cr Dib

 

20/12          Meeting with the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin at Ainslie            Park

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Meeting with Mr Jackson Taylor MP, State Member for Bayswater

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

17/01          Meeting with Residents to sign Statutory Declaration

22/01          Meeting between St Andrew's Cricket Club and the Hon Alan Tudge MP,                        State Member for Aston

25/01          Meeting with Mr Dustin Halse MP, State Member for Ringwood

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

31/01          ‘Roads to Recovery’ Funding Announcement by the Hon Michael Sukkar MP,                 Federal Member for Deakin

02/02          South Croydon Cricket Club ‘President's Function’ 2018/19

07/02          Funding Announcement for Carparking at train stations at Croydon Station by                 the Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Member for Deakin

09/02          South Croydon Cricket Club's ‘Pink Stumps’ Day

15/02          Meeting with Mr Jackson Taylor MP, State Member for Bayswater regarding                   State Funding

 

 

Cr Damante

 

18/12          ‘Youth Uploaded’ Celebration Event at Realm

20/12          Event at Ringwood Golf

21/12          Maroondah End of Year Christmas Function at Karralyka

26/01          Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake Park

09/02          South Croydon Cricket Club's ‘Pink Stumps’ Day

13/02          Ruskin Park Residents Action Group (RPRAG) Meeting

16/02          ‘Living Maroondah: a future for our plants, animals and us’ Event at Karralyka

18/02          Quarterly Meeting with Croydon Main St Traders Association

 

 

Reports of Assembly of Councillors                                                             ITEM 2

Moved Cr Macdonald, Seconded Cr Graham                                                      7/19

 

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE PUBLIC RECORD OF THE ASSEMBLY OF COUNCILLORS BRIEFINGS HELD ON 17 december 2018 and 4 February 2019

 

Carried

 

 

Councillor Representation Reports                                                              ITEM 3

Moved Cr Dib, Seconded Cr Mazzuchelli                                                              8/19

 

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES MINUTES OF THE Local government safe cities network committee held on 22 & 23 november 2018

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion - Cr Steane

 


 

 

2019 ALGA National General Assembly - Motions                                          ITEM 4

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr Spears                                                                 9/19

 

THAT COUNCIL SUBMITTs THE FOLLOWING MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION AND DEBATE AT THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

Motion:

INFRASTRUCTURE Funding to Metropolitan Councils

‘That this National General Assembly calls upon the Federal Government to provide a funding stream that can be accessed by Metropolitan Councils for major infrastructure projects’

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion - Cr Symon

 

 

Audit & Risk Advisory Committee Report                                                        ITEM 5

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr Spears                                                               10/19

 

That COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORT FROM THE AUDIT & RISK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 6 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Carried

 

 

Financial Report: Six Months Ending 31 December 2018                            ITEM 6

Moved Cr Macdonald, Seconded Cr Dib                                                              11/19

 

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THE REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AGAINST BUDGET FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

Carried

 


 

 

Councillors Quarterly Expense and Reimbursement

Report - October 2018 - December 2018                                                             ITEM 7

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Graham                                                            12/19

 

That COUNCIL NOTES THE COUNCILLORS EXPENSE AND REIMBURSEMENT REPORT FOR OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2018

 

Carried

 

Director Operations, Assets & Leisure

 

Community Assistance Fund - 1 July 2018 to

31 December 2018                                                                                                         ITEM 1

Moved Cr Macdonald, Seconded Cr Mazzuchelli                                           13/19

 

THAT COUNCIL RECEIVES AND NOTES THIS REPORT

 

Carried

 

 

2018 Maroondah Carols                                                                                          ITEM 2

Moved Cr Lamont, Seconded Cr Graham                                                            14/19

 

That Council Receives and notes the report on the 2018 marOondah CArols

 

Carried

Councillors who spoke to the motion - Cr Steane

 

 

ACTING Director Strategy & Community

 

Active & Healthy Ageing Initiative - Year 3 (2017-2018)

Age-friendly Journey Report                                                                              ITEM 1

Moved Cr Dib, Seconded Cr Lamont                                                                      15/19

 

that COUNCIL ENDORSES THE ACTIVE & HEALTHY AGEING INITIATIVE – TOWARDS AN AGE-FRIENDLY MAROONDAH 2015-2020 YEAR 3 (2017-2018) AGE-FRIENDLY JOURNEY REPORT

 

Carried

 

 

Council Plan 2017-2021 (Year 2:2018/19) - Quarter 2

progress report                                                                                                       ITEM 2

Moved Cr Mazzuchelli, Seconded Cr Graham                                                  16/19

 

That council notes progress made towards the delivery of 2018/19 priority actions identified in the counCil plan 2017-2021

 

Carried

 

 

Local Government Performance Reporting

Framework - Quarter 2 2018/19                                                                             ITEM 3

 

Moved Cr Macdonald, Seconded Cr Spears                                                     17/19

 

That council notes the local governmeNt performANCE reporting framework servIce performance indicator RESULTs for the first six months OF THE 2018/19 FINANCIAL YEAR

 

Carried

 

 

Maroondah Planning Scheme Amendment C126                                            ITEM 4

Moved Cr Symon, Seconded Cr Lamont                                                               18/19

 

That Council

1.       ADOPTS AMENDMENT C126 TO THE MAROONDAH PLANNING SCHEME IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ATTACHED maps a and Clause 43.01 AND SUBMITS THE AMENDMENT TO THE MINISTER FOR PLANNNG FOR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL

2.       FOLLOWING THE MINISTER’S DECISION, INFORMS AFFECTED LANDOWNERS

 

Carried

 

 


 

 

Director Development & Amenity

 

Petition - Victoria Street Parking Restrictions                                         ITEM 1

Moved Cr Spears, Seconded Cr Macdonald                                                     19/19

 

That

1.       council Receives and notes the petition containing 41 signatures, requesting the review of parking restrictions on victoria street and implementation of school based no stopping restrictions on both sides of the street

2.       Council officers investigate parking in Victoria street during the school peak periods and, subject to the investigation, undertake a resident survey to determine the level of support to implement appropriate parking restrictions

3.       council officers prepare a report on the matters raised in the petitions for consideration at a future meeting of council

4.       council Advise the lead petitioners accordingly

 

Carried

 

Cr Steane, declared a Conflict of Interest at the start of the meeting in Documents for Sealing - Item 2 - Ringwood East Shopping Centre Special Rate Scheme - Signing and Sealing of Agreement.

 

Cr Steane vacated the Chair and left the Council Chamber at 8:32pm prior to consideration of the item.

 

Cr Spears (Deputy Mayor) took the Chair.

 

Documents for Sealing

 

Ringwood East Shopping Centre Special Rate Scheme

- Signing & Sealing of Agreement                                                                       ITEM 2

Moved Cr Dib, Seconded Cr Mazzuchelli                                                            20/19

That council signs and seals THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN COUNCIL AND THE RINGWOOD EAST TRADERS ASSOCIATION INC., IN RELATION TO THE RINGWOOD EAST SHOPPING CENTRE SPECIAL RATE SCHEME, and is executed by nominated council reresentatives

Carried

 

Cr Spears vacated the Chair.

Cr Steane returned to the Council Chamber at 8:35pm and resumed the Chair.

 

motions to review

Nil

Late ItemS

Nil

 

Requests / Leave of Absence

Nil

 

 

The meeting closed at 8:37pm.

 

 

Confirmed ……………………………………..

 

 

Date ……………………………………………