MINUTES OF THE
Extraordinary Council Meeting
HELD IN Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Byng Street, Orange
ON 28 June 2021
COMMENCING AT 7.00pm
Cr R Kidd (Mayor), Cr G Taylor (Deputy Mayor), Cr K Duffy, Cr J Hamling (Zoom), Cr J McRae, Cr T Mileto, Cr S Munro, Cr S Nugent, Cr S Romano , Cr R Turner (Zoom), Cr J Whitton
Chief Executive Officer, Director Development Services, Director Community, Recreation and Cultural Services, Director Technical Services, Manager Corporate Governance, Executive Support Manager, Manager Development Assessment, Senior Planner (Hicks), Sport and Recreation Coordinator.
Nil - Council permits Cr Hamling and Cr Turner to attend the Council Meeting of Orange City Council on 28 June 2021 by remote video link.
The Mayor advised that the meeting was being livestreamed and recorded.
The Mayor conducted an Acknowledgement of Country.
1.5 Declaration of pecuniary interests, significant non-pecuniary interests and less than significant non-pecuniary interests
THE MAYOR DECLARED THE ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL ADJOURNED FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE OPEN FORUM AT 7.05PM
Development Application DA 464/2020(1) - 1610 and Lot 209 Forest Road (Bloomfield Sporting Precinct)
A number of members of the public spoke in the Open Forum addressing Council. The list of speakers is shown below.
Speakers Against the Application:
1 Kate Curtin
3 Sarah Ferguson
5 Kate Hook
7 Stephen Porges
9 Gabriel Shannon
Speakers For the Application:
2 Ross Corner
4 James Grant
6 Kate Lawrence
8 Steve Martin
10 Gabrielle Staniforth
THE MAYOR DECLARED THE ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL RESUMED AT 8PM
2.1 Development Application DA 464/2020(1) - 1610 and Lot 209 Forest Road (Bloomfield Sporting Precinct)
TRIM Reference: 2021/1189
Recommendation Cr J Hamling/Cr K Duffy
That Council consents to development application DA 464/2020(1) for Demolition (tree removal) at Lot 1 DP 1142713 and Lot 209 DP 42900, 1610 Forest Road, Orange pursuant to the conditions of consent in the attached Notice of Determination.
For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr McRae, Cr Munro, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner, Cr Romano, Cr Whitton, Cr Mileto
Against: Cr Nugent
Cr Nugent asked who the owners of the subject land are.
The Chief Executive Officer stated that the land is Crown Land, Council is the trustee of the Crown Land and the Orange Ex Services Club currently hold a lease on the land.
Cr Nugent asked if Council has the responsibility to look after the land.
The Chief Executive Officer stated that the Orange Ex Services Club lease requires that they maintain the land until the end of that lease. If the precinct goes ahead, the lease will cease and Council will resume responsibility.
Cr Nugent asked if there is a risk of losing the $25million.
The Mayor stated there was a risk and if it was not used for the required purpose the Government will take it back.
Cr Taylor asked if it was $15million to get the site off the NDR to commence.
The Chief Executive Officer stated that the figure was approximately $5million to get the project out of the ground.
Cr Nugent asked for clarification on the detailed landscape master plan and whether there were 513 trees or 280 trees to be removed with this approval.
The Director Development Services stated that the application before Council is for the removal of 513 trees, however as the application is Integrated Development the NSW Heritage Council will have the final say. The Heritage Council General Terms of Approval only permit the removal of trees in the immediate vicinity of the future stadiums. The exact numbers permitted to be removed will be determined by the Heritage Council when they approve the Landscape Master Plan.
Cr Nugent asked whether the detailed landscape master plan would have changes to its design and if the Heritage Council will make the final decision on trees in the vicinity.
The Director Development Services stated that the applicant will submit a landscape master plan to the Heritage Council for approval. The Heritage Council will hold the decision on the number of trees in the ‘vicinity‘ that can be removed.
RESOLVED - 21/192 Cr K Duffy/Cr S Romano
That item 2.1 be put to the meeting for a vote.
For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr Munro, Cr Turner, Cr Romano, Cr Whitton, Cr Mileto
Against: Cr Nugent, Cr Taylor, Cr McRae
3 Closed Meeting
In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, in the opinion of the General Manager, the following business is of a kind as referred to in Section 10A(2) of the Act, and should be dealt with in a Confidential Session of the Council meeting closed to the press and public.
In response to a question from the Mayor, the Chief Executive Officer advised that no written submissions had been received relating to any item listed for consideration by the Closed Meeting of Council.
The Mayor extended an invitation to any member of the public present at the meeting to make a presentation to the Council as to whether the meeting should be closed for a particular item.
RESOLVED - 21/193 Cr S Munro/Cr T Mileto
That Council adjourn into a Closed Meeting and members of the press and public be excluded from the Closed Meeting, and access to the correspondence and reports relating to the items considered during the course of the Closed Meeting be withheld unless declassified by separate resolution. This action is taken in accordance with Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993 as the items listed come within the following provisions:
3.1 Submission Redactions
This item is classified CONFIDENTIAL under the provisions of Section 10A(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, which permits the meeting to be closed to the public for business relating to (e) information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law.
THE MAYOR DECLARED THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL ADJOURNED FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE CLOSED MEETING AT 8.58PM
THE MAYOR DECLARED THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL RESUMED AT 9PM
4 Resolutions from Closed Meeting
The Chief Executive Officer read out the following resolutions made in the Closed Meeting of Council.
TRIM Reference: 2021/1328
RESOLVED - 21/194 Cr S Nugent/Cr S Munro
That the information in this report be acknowledged.
For: Cr Kidd, Cr Duffy, Cr Hamling, Cr McRae, Cr Munro, Cr Nugent, Cr Taylor, Cr Turner, Cr Romano, Cr Whitton, Cr Mileto
The Meeting Closed at 9.02pm
This is Page Number 4 and the Final Page of the Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Orange City Council held on 28 June 2021.