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Council Meeting Decision Summary

Tue 8 August, 2017

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Please note: This summary of decisions made by Council at this meeting is a summary only and should not be read as the official minutes of the meeting. An audio file of the 7 August 2017 Council Meeting is also currently available on our website. More comprehensive reports on each Agenda Item are available within the 7 August 2017 Meeting Agenda.

The Agenda Item titles and resolutions from the 7 August 2017 are below, with a more detailed summary of each Agenda Item available to be downloaded under Related information at the top right of this page.

The date of the next Council Meeting is Monday 28 August 2017, with the agenda available from noon on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL

Confirmation of Minutes

Minutes were confirmed from meeting of 17 July 2017.

1. Urgent Business

1.1       North East Link – Premier’s Announcement 7 August 2017

Earlier this year, the Victorian Budget 2017/18 provided $100 million for the North East Link to undertake design, planning and preconstruction works. The Andrews State Government today announced four potential corridor options for the North East Link. Each of the options identified begin at the Ring Road in Greensborough and connect to either the Eastern Freeway or EastLink, and all involve tunnels, new surface roads and bridges. Information on each route has been uploaded to the North East Link Authority website www.northeastlink.vic.gov.au. Options A and B will have severe impacts on Banyule. Option A is an 11km corridor following the Greensborough Highway south using existing freeway reserve and connecting with the Eastern Freeway near Bulleen Road. Extensive tunnelling would be required to protect sensitive environmental and heritage areas. Option B is a 24km corridor follows the Greensborough Highway south to Watsonia and then south east to EastLink via the transmission line through Lower Plenty. Option C connects to East Link via a route east of Eltham and Option D follows an outer north east corridor.

Council continues to advocate for the North East Link as the completion of the Metropolitan Ring Road as an Orbital Link, as detailed in Council’s North East Link Action Plan.

The North East Link Authority are hosting drop-in style information sessions throughout north east Melbourne from Saturday 12 August to Thursday 24 August. Three of the sessions will be in Banyule:

  • Sunday 13 August (10am to 1pm) – McCubbin Room, Ivanhoe
  • Wednesday 16 August (5pm to 8pm) – Rosanna Bowling Club, Rosanna
  • Sunday 20 August (10am to 1pm) – 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough.

Today’s announcement is a surprise to Council with no advance notice to Council and just 5 days’ notice to the community prior to the first drop-in information session on 12 August. The consultation period is also very short, running for under two weeks. Council does not believe that this is an adequate advance notice to allow the community to fully participate in the consultation process.

Information was uploaded to the North East Link Authority website on Monday morning. The information includes only outline details of the proposed corridor routes and drop-in consultation dates. There are a number of technical analysis documents which lie behind the chosen potential corridors which Council has not had an opportunity to analyse. Council is calling for an independent review of the technical analysis and proposes commissioning an independent transport expert to undertake this review.

Council will be uploading all available information to its Shaping Banyule website and encouraging all residents and the community to provide feedback to the North East Link Authority and to Council.  To further engage with residents, Council will conduct two independent information sessions to talk to the community following the North East Link Authority community consultation. Further details on these two information sessions will be available shortly.

Council also requests a briefing of Council by the North East Link Authority at the earliest opportunity.

Resolution:

That Council:

  1. Write to the Premier of Victoria, the Minister for Transport, local members of Parliament and the North East Link Authority regarding the lack of notice of the upcoming community consultation sessions, and the short period of community consultation proposed.
  2. Write to the North East Link Authority requesting a briefing of Council at the earliest opportunity.
  3. Encourage the community to attend the community consultation sessions and to write to the North East Link Authority and Council with their views.
  4. Commission an independent review of the technical analysis produced in connection with the four potential corridor options identified.
  5. Organise two information sessions for the community following the North East Link Authority Community Information sessions.
  6. Note its longstanding position for a direct orbital link from the Metropolitan Ring Road to Eastlink.


1.2       Olympic Village Primary School Stadium

Council received correspondence from Charles La Trobe College in May 2017 confirming that the College will not be able to offer a further lease of the Olympic Village Gym to Banyule City Council because the building inspections report deems the gym unfit for purpose. Council was advised that a Structural Engineer’s report and costing to rectify the works were being completed and the College would contact Council to discuss the costings and the scope of works to repair the gym. The closure of the gym has had a significant impact on the community in relation to organisations such as the Ivanhoe Basketball Club and Social Sport being able to offer valuable participation opportunities for the local Community. Council has followed up with the College and understand the Structural Engineers report has been received and discussion with Department of Education and Training are underway. Council is seeking a copy of the report to confirm if the immediate issues that have deemed the facility unfit for purpose can be addressed in the short term to allow the facility to be available for the local Community and how Banyule Council can assist in the medium to long term to ensure the facility continues to provide valuable participation for the community outside of school hours.

Resolution:

That letters be written to the Deputy Premier & Minister for Education, The Hon James Merlino MP, and Mr Anthony Carbines, State Member for Ivanhoe, seeking a copy of the Structural Engineer’s report for the stadium at Olympic Village Primary School.

The letters should seek assurance that the stadium at the Olympic Village Primary School:

  1. will remain as a key facility on the site within the context of the Masterplan which is currently being prepared for the school;  and
  2. will continue to be available for community use outside of school hours.

2. Petitions - NIL

3.1       Aged Services Solar Program Special Charge Scheme – consideration of submissions and objections

(No speakers to this item.)

Following the meeting of Council on 26 June 2017 and in accordance with the statutory process under the Local Government Act 1989 (“Act”) for the declaration of the Special Charge, the public notice of Council’s intention to declare a Special Charge for the Aged Services Solar Program was advertised on Council’s website, in The Heidelberg Leader on Tuesday 4 July 2017 and The Diamond Valley Leader on Wednesday 5 July 2017. A separate letter advising of Council’s intention to declare the Scheme was mailed on 5 July 2017 to all owners and occupiers of properties included in the proposed Scheme with a copy of the public notice.

The public notice advised that any person may make a written submission under sections 163A and 223 of the Act. The public notice further advised that any person who will be required to pay the Special Charge (whether an owner or an occupier of a property included in the Scheme) has a right to object to the proposed declaration and may also make a written objection to the Council under section 163B of the Act. The closing date for submissions and objections was on 2 August 2017. No objections to the proposed Special Charge Scheme were received.

Resolution:

That:

1.       In respect of Council’s published intention to declare a Special Charge for the Aged Services Solar Program (“Proposed Special Charge”); and

2.       Having –

(a)      not received any submissions under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“Act”); and

(b)     neither received any objections under section 163B of the Act –

Council hereby resolves to receive and consider a further report and to make a final decision on the Proposed Special Charge, and to give its reasons for its decision, at the ordinary meeting of Council to be held on 28 August 2017.

3.2       Banyule Tennis Strategy

(No speakers to this item.)

The Banyule Tennis Strategy has been prepared to investigate the suitability of existing tennis provision across Banyule and to guide future development and investment in the sport. In July 2016, Council adopted the draft strategy for community consultation, with 17 submissions ultimately received and feedback incorporated.

In May 2017, Council adopted the reviewed draft strategy, which again went out for community consultation, with five submissions received and considered. The final draft strategy strikes a balance between encouraging increased community access to tennis facilities across Banyule and supporting clubs with their future planning and sustainability. It provides direction and identifies key requirements for tennis over the next 10 years.

Resolution:

That Council:

  1. Adopt the Banyule Tennis Strategy 2017-2026 (Attachment One in the Agenda).
  2. Distribute copies of Banyule Tennis Strategy to all Banyule Tennis Clubs.
  3. Write to the Community Reference Group and thank them for their valued contribution to the process.

3.3     Draft Banyule Older Adults Strategic Plan 2017-2021

(No speakers to this item.)

This plan provides a roadmap for Council and others to follow to support the health and wellbeing of all residents, in particular older adults, and is the next step in Council’s continued work with older adults. Banyule is a member of the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Council’s Age-friendly City Advisory Committee was established in December 2014 with 15 members and two Councillors meeting regularly. 

Following a high level of interest from residents, the Age-friendly Champion program was established in February 2015 - a volunteer based initiative open to all residents, with champions involved in projects to improve the quality of life of older people. In developing the draft plan, the community engagement phase considered consultations and surveys over the past few years and validated at a community Think Tank held on 22 April 2017. The plan is now ready for public comment.

Resolution:

That Council:

1.       Release the draft Banyule Older Adults Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021 for the purpose of community consultation from 10 August 2017 to 22 September 2017.

2.       Advertise the draft Banyule Older Adults Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 through the Leader Newspaper, Council’s Shaping Banyule website and Banyule Library’s and invite the community to submit written submissions on the plan.

3.       Receive a further report following the community consultation period.

4.1       Balloons at festivals and events

(No speakers to this item.)

A review of festivals and events was undertaken in May this year, with Council requesting a report to consider the banning of balloons. The Council report provides information about the Zoos Victoria campaign addressing the environmental impact of balloons and the current impact of balloons on our festival sites. A draft policy has been prepared which aims to reduce the detrimental environmental impact of balloons at Council festivals and events.

Resolution:

That Council support the Zoos Victoria campaign to cease the use of balloons at public events by:

a.       Ceasing the use of balloons of all types from all events run by Banyule City Council.

b.       Commencing consultation with key stakeholders that conduct events on Council land or events that are supported by Banyule in regards to ceasing the use of balloons, and that a further report be received once the consultation has been completed.

c.       Writing to Banyule community organisations encouraging them to cease the use of balloons at all community events.

5.1       Developments Victoria proposal for 421 Upper Heidelberg, Ivanhoe – Yarra Valley water tank site

(Kevin Biaggini, Michelle Giovas and Dennis O’Connell spoke to the item.)

Developments Victoria (DV) are proposing to redevelop the decommissioned Yarra Valley Water (YVW) tank site at 421 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe for a residential development. Council has made a number of attempts to acquire the land for open space, but YVW are required to make a commercial return on the land.

DV’s proposal requires:

  • A Planning Scheme Amendment to rezone the land that would be considered by the State’s Fast Track Government Land Service.
  • A Planning Permit Application that would be considered by Council.
  • A land swap with Council to create a new open space reserve.

DV have done some community consultation on a masterplan for redeveloping the site. Further consultation will be done by the State through the exhibition of the planning scheme amendment soon. Both residents and Council can make submissions to the amendment.

DV have also been consulting Council about the proposed land swap that would enable the development. While there is some planning merit to the proposed layout of the development, there are also some concerns about the quality of the park that would be provided, and whether it would give residents an improved area of open space. Council can now consider the merits of the proposed land swap.

Resolution:

That Council support the land swap to create a new larger open space reserve in principle. For full resolution see Decision Summary under Related information.

5.2       Hurstbridge Railway Line improvements

(Andrew John, Kevin Biaggini, Naomi Keung, Michelle Giovas, Dennis O’Connell, Heather McIntosh and Mike Gowan spoke to the item.)

The Level Crossing Removal Authority (the Authority) is progressing with the Hurstbridge railway line improvements which involves track duplication between Heidelberg and Rosanna and the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal, with a new Rosanna Railway Station. Train operations using the duplicated tracks, Lower Plenty Road rail bridge and new Rosanna Railway Station are due to commence in February 2018, with completion of the works in late 2018. To assist in safely managing traffic and providing improved pedestrian connectivity within the Rosanna shopping centre once the level crossing is removed, the Authority is proposing to signalise the Lower Plenty Road/Beetham Parade intersection and change access at the Lower Plenty Road/Ellesmere Parade intersection. A concept design for the area to the north of Lower Plenty Road has been prepared for consideration and advocacy to the Authority. The design includes integration of the proposed alterations at the Lower Plenty Road/Ellesmere Parade intersection and bridge undercroft area. It is proposed that the landscaping and works shown on the Ellesmere Parade and Undercroft Plaza Concept Plan be incorporated into the Authority’s works.

Pedestrian and traffic movement, connectivity and bus operations around Turnham Avenue will be impacted by both the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal and the new Woolworths development. This provides a unique opportunity to significantly improve the Turnham Avenue streetscape as generally shown on the Turnham Avenue Streetscape Design Concept Plan. The Authority is proposing to construct a 2.5m wide shared cyclist/pedestrian path along the western side of Turnham Avenue between Station Road, Rosanna and Lower Plenty Road. It is also considering providing a new path along the east side of Ellesmere Parade from Lower Plenty Road to Davies Street, however it is not planning to construct a shared use path between Station Road, Rosanna and Burgundy Street, Heidelberg.

The Authority has been requested to improve the urban design and surface finish of the proposed retaining walls to the north and south of Burgundy Street.

Resolution:

The full resolution, which is lengthy can be viewed in the Decision Summary under Related information.

5.3       Banyule on-street parking management framework

(Kathy Smith, Alan Smith, Andrew Veale spoke to the item.)

The Banyule On-Street Parking Management Framework will formalise Council’s approach to assessing requests to install or alter parking restrictions and:

  • Outlines Council’s approach to introducing parking controls across the municipality;
  • Identifies who should be consulted when considering the installation or modification of parking restrictions; and
  • Introduces a requirement for a multi-signatory letter to initiate the process.

Introducing the Framework will improve Council’s transparency and approach to parking management. This is expected to result in a more streamlined assessment of customer requests, and reduce timeframes in assessing and responding to the community.

Resolution:

That Council:

1.       Adopt the Banyule On-Street Parking Management Framework as per Attachment 1; and

2.       Communicate its approach to managing on-street parking by:

a.     Consulting with affected residents prior to implementation;

b.    Preparing a brochure outlining the On-Street Parking Management Framework, Residential Parking Permit Policy and enforcing the Victorian Road Rules (to be endorsed by Council);

c.     Updating Council’s web site to include the On-Street Parking Management Framework; and

d.    Placing an article in the Banyule Banner.

5.4       Eaglemont Village Special Charge – consideration of submissions

(No speakers to this item.)

Following the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 5 June 2017 and in accordance with the statutory process under the Local Government Act 1989 (“Act”) for the declaration of the Special Charge, the public notice of Council’s intention to declare a Special Charge for the Eaglemont Village was advertised in “The Weekly Review Ivanhoe & Valley on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. A separate notice advising of Council’s intention to declare the Scheme was mailed by post on 15 June 2017 to all owners and occupiers of properties included in the proposed Scheme with a copy of the public notice. The public notice advised that any person may make a written submission under sections 163A and 223 of the Act. The public notice further advised that any person who will be required to pay the Special Charge (whether an owner or an occupier of a property included in the Scheme) has a right to object to the proposed declaration and may also make a written objection to the Council under section 163B of the Act.

The closing date for submissions and objections was on 13 July 2017 and Council received 12 written submissions under sections 163A and 223 of the Act, with 11 in support of the proposed Scheme for a variety of reasons. One resident submission outlined why they, from their experience, believe the program is not working. No persons in their written submission requested that they appear in person before Council or be represented by a person specified in their submission. No objections to the proposed Special Charge Scheme were received. Copies of all submissions received by Council have been separately provided to Councillors with their agenda papers for the meeting.

Resolution:

That:

1.       In respect of Council’s published intention to declare a Special Charge for the Eaglemont Shopping Village (“Proposed Special Charge”); and

2.       Having received and considered submissions received under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“Act”)

3.        Council hereby resolves to receive and consider a further report and to make a final decision on the Proposed Special Charge, and to give its reasons for its decision, at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 28 August 2017.


5.5       Macleod Shopping Village Special Charge – Notice of Decision

(No speakers to this item.)

Following the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 April 2017, and in accordance with the statutory process under the Local Government Act 1989 (“Act”) for the declaration of a Special Charge, public notice of Council’s intention to declare a Special Charge for the Macleod Shopping Village was advertised in “The Weekly Review - Ivanhoe and Valley” on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. A separate notice advising of Council’s intention to declare the Scheme was mailed by post on
5 May 2017 to all owners and occupiers of properties included in the proposed Scheme with a copy of the public notice.

The public notice advised that any person may make a written submission under sections 163A and 223 of the Act. The public notice further advised that any person who will be required to pay the Special Charge (whether an owner or an occupier of a property included in the Scheme) has a right to object to the proposed declaration and may also make a written objection to the Council under section 163B of the Act.

The closing date for submissions and objections was on 2 June 2017. Council received 4 written submissions, all in support of the proposed Scheme for a variety of reasons. Council formally considered the written submissions and objections at its Ordinary Meeting on 26 June 2017 and resolved to make a final decision on 7 August 2017.

Resolution:

That Council having considered all submissions received under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) and taken account of any objections lodged under section 163B of the Act and having complied with the requirements of sections 163A, 163B and 223 of the Act, and otherwise according to law, hereby declares a Special Charge  under section 163(1) of the Act for the purposes of defraying expenses to be incurred by Council in providing funds to the incorporated body known and operating as the Macloed Village Traders Association (Traders Association), which funds, administratively only and subject always to the approval, direction and control of Council, are to be used for the purposes of contracted support, promotional, advertising, marketing, business development and other incidental expenses as approved by Council and agreed to from time to time between Council and the Traders Association, all of which are associated with the encouragement of commerce, retail and professional activity and employment in the Macleod Village. (For the full resolution see the Meeting Minutes available on Friday 11 August 2017).

5.6       Greensborough Town Centre Special Rate and Charge – Notice of Decision

(No speakers to this item.)

Following the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 April 2017, and in accordance with the statutory process under the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) for the declaration of a Special Rate and Charge, public notice of Council’s intention to declare a Special Rate and Charge for the Greensborough Town Centre was advertised in “The Weekly Review” newspaper on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. A separate notice advising of Council’s intention to declare the Scheme was mailed by ordinary post on 5 May 2017 to all owners and occupiers of properties included in the proposed Scheme with a copy of the public notice. The public notice advised that any person may make a written submission under sections 163A and 223 of the Act. The public notice further advised that any person who will be required to pay the Special Rate and Charge (whether an owner or an occupier of a property included in the Scheme) has a right to object to the proposed declaration and may also make a written objection to the Council under section 163B of the Act.

The closing date for submissions and objections was on 2 June 2017. Council received by this date a total of 12 written submissions, 9 in support, under sections 163A and 223 of the Act. There were 3 people opposed the scheme and these, while submissions under section 223 of the Act, have also been treated as objections for the purposes of section 163B of the Act. One other submission was received under section 223 of the Act after the due date and this has also been treated as an objection for the purposes of section 163B of the Act. No persons in their written submission requested that they appear in person before Council or be represented by a person specified in their submission. Council formally considered the written submissions and objections at its ordinary meeting on 26 June 2017 and resolved to make a final decision in relation to the Scheme on 7 August 2017.

 Resolution:

That Council having considered all submissions received under section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) and taken account of all objections lodged under section 163B of the Act and having complied with the requirements of sections 163A, 163B and 223 of the Act, and otherwise according to law, hereby declares a Special Rate and Charge  under section 163(1) of the Act (Special Rate and Charge ) for the purposes of defraying expenses to be incurred by Council in providing funds to the incorporated body known and operating as the Greensborough Chamber of Commerce (Chamber of Commerce), which funds, administratively only and subject always to the approval, direction and control of Council, are to be used for the purposes of contracted support, promotional, advertising, marketing, business development and other incidental expenses as approved by Council and agreed to from time to time between Council and the Chamber of Commerce, all of which are associated with the encouragement of commerce, retail and professional activity and employment in the Greensborough Town Centre. (For the full resolution see the Meeting Minutes available on Friday 11 August 2017)

7.1       21-31 Knight Street, Watsonia – surplus land

(Kevin Biaggini and Brian Grace spoke to the item.)

An opportunity exists for Council to reuse land surplus to its needs and facilitate a high quality residential development for 21-31 Knight Street, Watsonia.  An appropriate development in this location could provide for a diversity in medium density residential accommodation within the area and will generate an additional revenue stream for Council which can be reinvested into upgrading local community infrastructure.

This site has historically been problematic for Council as it is a location for illegal rubbish dumping and anti-social activity.  With continued maintenance costs and ongoing rubbish removal, this land has been identified as surplus to Council’s operational needs.

The design of any new development at this site will be subject to Design Guidelines which will lead future similar developments within the area.  Set criteria that meets Council’s aspirations for the site will be stipulated within these Design Guidelines and to which developers must adhere.

To maximise the potential of the development site, it is proposed to discontinue the eastern portion of Knight Street.  Closing this section of the road reserve will maximise the development envelope and help curtail undesirable activity.  The road discontinuation procedure is a statutory process involving seeking feedback from the community which will form part of the consultation program.

Resolution:

That:

1.       Design Guidelines, plans and associated supporting documentation is prepared and a planning application lodged for a medium density residential development at 21-31 Knight Street, Watsonia with a view to selling the property.

2.       Council commence a community consultation process which includes the statutory process of closing Knight Street (east of Meagher Street) which will form part of the proposed development envelope.

3.       In accordance with Schedule 10 and Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act), Council authorise the commencement of the statutory procedures to give public notice of Council’s intention to discontinue part of Knight Street Watsonia and invite written submissions from the public on the proposal in the “Diamond Valley Leader” on 9 August 2017.

4.       Council receive written submissions on the proposal in relation to the road discontinuance, and hear from persons who have made a written request to be heard in person or by a party representing them as specified in their submission and in accordance with the Act, at its ordinary meeting of Council on 16 October 2017 beginning at 7.30 pm to be held in the Council Chambers, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe.

5.       In the event of no submissions being received in respect to the proposed road discontinuance, Council make a decision to proceed with the necessary statutory procedures to discontinue the road including the required publication of Council’s decision in the Victoria Government Gazette.

7.2       Report on property transactions for the six months ending 30 June 2017

(No speakers to this item.)

At its Ordinary Meeting on 11 July 2016, Council requested six monthly reports identifying all land acquired, transferred, exchanged or sold by Council. This report provides an update to the Council and the community where settlement of land and property transactions occurred in the six month period from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017. This information is updated and presented to Council in February and August yearly.

Resolution:

That

1.  Council notes this report which identifies the land and property acquired, transferred, exchanged or sold by Council in the preceding six months ending on 30 June 2017 as follows:

     Land and Property Sold

Address

Zoning

Former Status/ Land Use

Area m2

Sale Price

Lot 1 3 Somerleigh Crescent, Greensborough

NRZ3

Municipal Reserve

518

$40,000

Lot 3 2 Somerleigh Crescent, Greensborough

NRZ3

Municipal Reserve

161

$12,500

Lot 3 3 Somerleigh Crescent, Greensborough

NRZ3

Municipal Reserve

166

$12,500

Lot 4 3 Somerleigh Crescent, Greensborough

NRZ3

Municipal Reserve

152

$10,000

13A/78-92 Nepean Street, Watsonia

C1Z

Road reserve

196

$200,000

44 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna

C1Z

Municipal office

4325

$3,978,774

52 Haig Street, Heidelberg Heights

(settlement 3 of 3)

RGZ

Vacant former school site

8608

$3,800,000

 

2.   A further report be presented to Council in February 2018 identifying the land and property acquired, transferred, exchanged or sold by Council in the preceding six months ending 30 December 2017.

7.3       Committees Report

(No speakers to this item.)

Resolution:

That Council:

1.       Note the following minutes/reports:

a)       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee Meeting on 4 May 2017;

b)      LGBTI Advisory Committee Meeting on 22 June 2017;

c)       Multicultural Advisory Committee Meeting on 26 June 2017;

d)      Age Friendly City Advisory Committee Meeting on 26 June 2017;

e)       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee Meeting on
29 June 2017;

f)       Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee Meeting on 5 July 2017;

g)       Banyule Environmental Advisory Committee (BEAC) 12 July 2017.

2.       Note the following recommendations from the LGBTI Advisory Committee:

(a)      That Council consider flying the Transgender flag outside the Council offices in Greensborough and Ivanhoe to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday, 20 November 2017;

(b)     That Council consider flying the rainbow flag until marriage equality is passed into law by the Federal Parliament.

3.       Note that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee does not support Council signing the petition ‘Amend Australian Constitution to include principle of citizen equality’.

4.       Receive a further briefing in relation to point 2 (b) above – the flying of the rainbow flag until marriage equality is passed into law by the Federal Parliament.

7.4       Items for Noting

(No speakers to this item.)

Resolution:

That Council note advice from Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) informing Council:

1.      of the acceptance of the motion Council submitted on advocating for an active transport infrastructure funding program considered at the National General Assembly (NGA) held 18-21 June 2017; and. 

2.     that the motion will now be presented to the ALGA board for consideration.

7.5       Assembly of Councillors

(No speakers to this item.)

A record of all assemblies of councillors since 11 July 2017 is available in the Council Agenda.

Resolution:

That the Assembly of Councillors report be received.

8.         Sealing of Documents - Nil

9.         Notices of Motion - Nil

10.       General Business

10.1     Olympic Park and Heidelberg United Soccer Club – Cr Craig Langdon

Yesterday (Sunday, 6th August) Cr Craig Langdon was joined by Cr Alison Zandegu, the Federal Member Jenny Macklin and the State Member Anthony Carbines at the opening of the $410,000 development of the Female Friendly Facilities in the Kelly Pavilion at Olympic Park.  Banyule contributed $200,000, Heidelberg United Soccer Club $110,000 and the State Government $100,000 to the development.
Cr Langdon also announced that the Council would be allocating $3.1m over the next 4 years to the Olympic Park Master Plan and called on the other levels of Government to match this funding.
Cr Langdon also acknowledged the significant contribution of the Heidelberg United Soccer Club with their funding of the works.
The President of the Heidelberg Uniting Soccer Club, Mr Steve Tsalikidis, and Secretary, Mr John Lioupas, and the rest of the Club should congratulated for all their work and their recent victory against the A League Club Perth Glory on Tuesday, 1st August.

  • Council Meeting was closed at 10.28pm and was followed the Public Forum, which ran until 10.31pm with 1 speaker, Brian Grace.
  • Council then closed the meeting to the public to consider confidential matters.