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17 June 2022

Summary of Council Decisions: 14 June 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

Miss the Council Meeting on Monday night?  Here is a summary of the discussions (Date: 14 June 2022):

  1. Council offered condolences to the Lord Mayor of Cumberland for the passing of Beryl Amy Caroline Gunther and Victor James Gunther.
  2. Council approved the donation of $2,000 to the Parramatta Local area command to restore the grave of Constable Ben Ratty in St John’s Cemetery.
  3. Council recognised June as the National Pride Month and reconfirm the City of Parramatta’s commitment to LGBTIQA+ inclusion in the LGA. (Item 8.1)
  4. Council congratulated members of the Parramatta community who received 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours. (Item 8.2)
  5. Council recognised St Patrick’s Marist College celebration of 150 years of continuous Marist education in Australia and congratulated the College on this milestone. (Item 8.3)
  6. Council recognised the contributions of outgoing Local Police Superintendents, namely Superintendent Julie Boon, and Detective Superintendent Paul Devaney, and welcomed incoming Superintendent Barry Vincent. (Item 8.4)
  7. Council congratulated the Westmead Push for Palliative Care advocacy group, led by Dr Phillip Lee, for their relentless advocacy to see funding returned to Westmead Hospital for a dedicated palliative care unit. (Item 8.5)
  8. Council congratulated the Rotary Club of Parramatta City on its 50th anniversary, thanked its members for their contributions, and approved the donation of $500 to their 50th Anniversary Fundraising Project, Food Ladder. (Item 8.6)
  9. Council approved the donation of $1,000 each to Parramatta Mission, St Vincent de Paul, Jesuit Refugee Service, Street Side Medics (in partnership with Orange Sky Laundry), Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre and Christian Community Aid. (Item 8.7)
  10. Council tabled and accepted three (3) petitions: Clean up Albion St Harris Park, Parramatta North Public School 40km Zone and Community BMX Track Proposal.
  11. Council noted the completed works on Private Land – Bungaree Road Shops, Toongabbie. (item 12.1)
  12. Council adopted the March 2022 Quarterly Budget Review Statement (QBRS) and Responsible Accounting Officer’s report on the financial position of Council and approved the revised budget for the 2021/22 financial year. (Item 13.1)
  13. Council approved the 2022 Community Grants Program. (Item 13.2)
  14. Council approved the expenditure for the 2022 round of Environmental Education Grants. (Item 13.3)
  15. Council approved the Heritage Grants and requested a review of the maximum amount available per grant, with the findings to be reported to a Councillor workshop. (Item 13.4)
  16. Council endorsed the proposed City Events and Festival Plan for the 2022-2023 financial year, which aligns with the 2020-2025 City of Parramatta Events and Festivals Strategy. (Item 13.5)
  17. Council endorsed the use of the names: Harmon Lane, Carlotta Lane and McGill Lane for the unnamed laneways in Granville. (Item 13.6)
  18. Council noted the ongoing misuse of Mobility Parking Scheme permits (MPS) within the Parramatta CBD and agreed to the change in timed parking from one (1) hour to 30 minutes, with a report to come back to Council in 6 months after implementation assessing the effectiveness of the changes. (Item 13.7)
  19. Council agreed to the submission contained within the report 13.8 on the Sydney Metro West Environmental Impact Statement 3 and requested to be advised of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and Sydney Metro’s response to Council’s submission. (Item 13.8)
  20. Council approved the revised Parramatta City Centre Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2022 and agreed to submit the revised Contributions Plan to the Department of Planning and Environment for final assessment. (Item 13.9)
  21. Council approved the Planning Proposal and for 263-273 and 279R Pennant Hills Road and 18 Shirley Street, Carlingford. (Item 13.10)
  22. Council approved the Planning Proposal for 19 Hope Street, Melrose Park and 69-77 Hughes Avenue, Ermington (Melrose Park North Precinct). (Item 13.11)
  23. Council deferred the Mosquito Awareness Campaign and Action Plan Notice of Motion to a Councillor Workshop. (Item 14.1)
  24. Council requested a report be provided to Council at the 11 July 2022 Council meeting on the feasibility of turning on lights at a few suitable parks across the LGA, and that the report identify the parks this is intended to apply to. (Item 14.2)
  25. Council endorsed an amount equivalent to the unspent Ward Initiatives Budget on a ward by ward basis to be included in the draft FY2022/23 Budget for consideration and approval, in addition to an increase of $150,000 per ward. Council also agreed to one ward briefing per ward to occur at least every two (2) months. (Item 14.3)
  26. Council noted that World Pride is being conducted in Sydney between 17 February 2023 to 5 March 2023, and requested a report be prepared detailing existing planning and further opportunities for Council to join the celebration, and that a report detailing existing work and further opportunities to celebrate the LGBTIQA+ diversity of the community. (Item 14.4)
  27. Council agreed to the reading of an acknowledgement of all faith prior to Council meetings following the reading of the Prayer. (Item 14.5)
  28. Council requested an update within 30 days on the relocation of Willow Grove and for a viewing of the 360 video to be provided to Councillors prior to its release to the public. (Item 14.6)
  29. Council agreed to write to the Minister for Transport for NSW for urgent intervention to resolve issues raised by the Parramatta North Public School and P&C, including the urgent extension of the 40km zone around the school.
  30. Council approved the appointment of the tenderer outlined in the confidential report for Tender 36/2021 Supply of Ready-Mix Concrete. (Item 16.1)
  31. Council approved the appointment of the tenderer outlined in the confidential report for Tender 11/2022 ALCP Gym Equipment. (Item 16.2)
  32. Council noted the outcome of the tennis portfolio review, approved management arrangements for the portfolio and agreed to introduce a user fee in line with Council’s Fees and Charges Policy at Dunrossil Park, Dundas Park and George Kendall Reserve following completion of the upgrade works at these sites. (Item 16.3)
  33. Council approved a capital contribution towards the fitout and/or rent-free component for the lease of the café tenancy at Phive and the lease of 7PS (Jubilee Hall). (Item 16.4)
  34. Council endorsed the proposed identifier, as per the confidential report, as the visual identity of Council’s new community asset, PHIVE, for use across marketing and promotional elements. (Item 16.5)
  35. Council noted a late report on WestInvest. (Item 16.6)
  36. Council endorsed the WestInvest project list, with minor amendments to the allocation for the Phillip Street, George Street and Doyle Ground Sports Facility projects. (Item 16.7) 

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