Monday, July 12, 2021

Notice of Motion/Resolution: Communication with our Community (8 Dcember 2020)

 C1220(1) Item 17         Notice of Motion: Communication with our Community

Motion:  (Da Cruz/Stamolis)

 

THAT Council ensures every issue of the newsletter includes:

 

1.    The web address for the council website, your say address, where to view Development Applications and Council papers online;

 

2.    Basic information regarding waste service;

 

3.    Councillors & community services contact information;

 

4.    Increases the frequency of the newsletter to every two months; and

 

5.    No pictures of the Mayor or Councillors except for the contact page, and no editorial from the Mayor.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, Iskandar, McKenna OAM and York

Absent:                        Cr Byrne

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Item No:         C1220(1) Item 17

Subject:         Notice of Motion: Communication with our Community           

From:             Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz   

 

 

Motion:

 

THAT Council ensures every issue of the newsletter includes:

 

1.   The web address for the council website, your say address, where to view DA’s and Council papers online;

 

2.   Basic information regarding waste service;

 

3.   Councillors & community services contact information;

 

4.   Increases the frequency of the newsletter to every two months; and

 

5.   No pictures of the Mayor or Councillors except for the contact page, and no editorial from the Mayor.

 

Background

 

Since the demise of the Inner West Courier, the Council Quarterly Newsletter has become a vital source of information.

The recent issue has some serious omissions.

Funding Source: savings from advertising in the discontinued print version of the Inner West Courier

 

 

Officer’s Comments:

 

Comment from Acting Director City Living:

Increased frequency is supported as the current quarterly publication has long lead times for stories, and six editions will allow more regular and timely community news.   Two additional editions would cost $60,000 which can be funded from savings from the Council column in the former local newspaper and commence with a February/March edition.

 

The Mayor is the spokesperson of Council under s226 (c) of the Local Government Act NSW and it is considered appropriate for a Mayoral column to be included in each edition, as is customary at other councils.

 

Newsletter content is considered operational however councillor contact details and Council’s website address are always included. Waste services information is featured regularly e.g. new food organics collection in the most recent edition.

 

Resolution to readvertise for Community Reps on Local Planning Panel (29 June 2021)

C0621(3) Item 28         Appointment of Panel Members for the Inner West Local      Planning Panel

Motion (Da Cruz/Passas)

 

1.    Appoint Prof. David Lloyd as the primary chair and Gary Shiels and Heather Wharton as the alterative chairs on the Inner West Local Planning Panel as selected by the Minister of Planning and Public Spaces;

 

2.    Extends the term of Ken Hawke and Kath Roach as Community Representatives on the Inner West Local Planning Panel to 30 October 2021  and  re-advertises for community representatives through all our communication channels with a view to attracting applicants with a diversity of backgrounds; and

 

3.    Appoint David Johnson, John McInerney, Brian Kirk, Jan Murrell, Kim Crestani, Mary-Lynne Taylor, Lisa Trueman and Lindsey Dey from the Department of Planning Industry and Environment shortlist as independent experts on the Inner West Local Planning Panel.

 

Motion Carried

For Motion:                 Crs Da Cruz, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis and Steer

Against Motion:          Crs Drury, McKenna OAM and York

Absent:                        Cr Byrne

https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2021/06/C_29062021_MIN_3896_WEB.htm

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Transition of Council’s Fleet

The challenge with renewables is storage for power on demand. Batteries, Pumped Hydro and even Hydrogen are storage options.



 
For many years we have had peak and off peak electricity. Accordingly the feed in Tarrif is a premium at Peak Time.
 
  • PV generates during the day - in rain or shine.
  • Wind generates when wind blows.
 
Feeding into the Grid at Peak times is lucrative.

RESOLUTION of COUNCIL 10 March 2020

C0320(2) Item 3 Notice of Motion: Transition of Council’s Fleet

Motion: (Da Cruz/Byrne)

THAT Council:

1. Note the receipt of a petition of over 100 signatures reflecting community support for the transition of the Council fleet to electric vehicles and receive an update on the Fleet Transition Plan in early 2020;

2. Write to the Federal Government to look at exemption electric vehicles from luxury tax;

3. Write to the state government proposing a period of 5 years registration free as an incentive to help people change over; and

4. Consider as part of the budget providing electric vehicles with free parking in metered zones.

Motion Carried

For Motion: Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Hesse, Iskandar, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion: Nil

THE NOTICE OF MOTION 10 March 2020

Item No: C0320(2) Item 3
Subject: Notice of Motion: Transition of Council’s Fleet
From: Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz
Motion:

THAT Council note the receipt of a petition of over 100 signatures reflecting community support for the transition of the Council fleet to electric vehicles and receive an update on the Fleet Transition Plan in early 2020.

Background

Ms Anna Harvery of Croydon attended 10 December 2019 Inner West Council meeting and spoke to C1219(1) Item 1 Climate and Renewables Strategy. Ms Harvey also presented a petition with 103 signatures to council. The cover letter and text of the petition is attached.

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