Thursday, April 14, 2022

Log of Withdrawn NOMs

Cost of Amalgamation - 24 November 2020

Item No: C1120(2) Item 9

Subject: Notice of Motion: Cost of Amalgamation

From: Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz

Motion: THAT Council receive a report on the cost of the amalgamation.

Officer’s Comments:

Comment from Chief Operating Officer, Director Development and Recreation

Council does not have compiled costs or savings as a result of the amalgamation. Given the considerable period of time which has lapsed since the amalgamation, this is an extensive project in its own right which is expected to take several (up to 6) months to complete. It should be recognised that in the early part of 2021, Council’s Finance team will heavily focused on Rates Harmonisation and FY21/22 budget development from which staff resources are unable to be diverted.


Council Meeting Agenda 24 November 2020

10k Laneways -Loving Our Lanes - 12 April 2022

Item No:         C0422(1) Item 29

Subject:         Notice of Motion: Loving Our Lanes           

From:             Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz   


That Council receive a briefing on a policy of all laneways in the Inner West becoming 10kmph shared zones, and the implementation of such a policy, over the long term, including changes to Planning Instruments requiring large developments to install the infrastructure required and considering opportunities during renewals and for pedestrian and cycling grants.



Prior to a Sewerage System being implemented in the Inner West around 1900 there was a network of Dunny Lanes.

Most of these have now become roadways with Garages and in some instances an additional dwelling.

Now that Drivers rely on GPS for direction, some of these laneways have become  “rat runs”. Rat running through laneways of Darley Road between Charles and James Streets is also causing concern to local residents. These streets and laneways were identified for treatment in WestConnex Local Area Improvement Strategy (LAIS) commissioned by the Administrator.

However, it is still often more pleasant to walk along these laneways than major roads. For example Albion Lane, Annandale and Corruna Lane, Stanmore which run parallel to Parramatta Road.

Pedestrian safety concerns have been raised with Lou Street a laneway parallel to Norton St, Leichhardt between Macauley and Carlisle Sts following the development of 168 Norton St.

The local community is concerned about Pedestrian safety in the laneway between Church and Taringa Sts, off Alt St, Ashfield. In White’s Creek Lane Annandale Pedestrians and cyclists share the road with cars and trucks.

However, because Laneways do not have footpaths the pedestrians share the road with Vehicles. Formalising the shared aspect of our Laneways would improve pedestrian safety and the amenity of dwellings on the laneways.




Residents in Johnston Lane, Annandale have requested the greening of their laneway.


Leichhardt Council and later Inner West had “Love Your Lane – A project to make lanes more liveable and beautiful. The project encourages people activate laneways to reduce litter, dumping and vandalism. The project improves community connections and creates a shared vision and future among the local residents through working together.”


Officer’s Comments:


No further comments were required for this Notice of Motion.


Council Meeting

12 April 2022

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