Category Archives: Cllr Harle’s Blog

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Council to publish Councillors attendance or lack of.

I wonder what motivated the Mayor to put forward a Mayoral Minute (a penchant of his) to publish the attendance (or lack of) of all Councillors at Council Meetings, briefing sessions and Council Committees, and to have that information backdated to … Continue reading

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“Feel Good” on ratepayers money.

Liverpool City Council approves spending $36,000 pa publishing Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral “feel good messages” in multiple languages. At the General Council meeting of the 29th of July 2015, Liberal Councillor and Deputy Mayor Gus Balloot put forward a Notice … Continue reading

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Reclassification of Land – Pocket Parks

Liverpool City Council is publicly exhibiting Draft Liverpool Local Environmental Plan 2008 (Amendment No.38). The draft amendment proposes a number of changes to Council’s current planning controls, including the rezoning of various sites and the reclassification of certain Council owned … Continue reading

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Council Meeting Notes – 26th May 2015

I attended the PAC (Planning Approval Commission) meeting regarding the Moorebank Recycling proposal  on Monday 1st June 2015 starting 3:00 pm at the Bankstown Golf Club in 70 Ashford Avenue Milperra. I prepared the following brief summation of the main points … Continue reading

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Council Meeting Notes – 29th April 2015

Notes of Council Meeting 29th April 2015 Summarised by Cllr Peter Harle Condolence motions: For Families of Chan & Sukumaran Malcolm Fraser Liberal Prime Minister. Mayoral minutes: (6) Moorebank Georges River Master Plan. Investigate the Moorebank Georges River area as … Continue reading

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Drink Container Deposit Scheme – a reality for NSW?

Considering the enormous amount of lobbying that has occurred since 2002, it appears that the NSW State Government, more specifically the Liberal Party and Premier Mike Baird, has decided to take on the beverage and recycling industry. It is long … Continue reading

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Energy Efficient LED Street Lighting

As of December 2013 Liverpool Councils’ Planning Controls requires developers to provide energy efficient LED street lights. Council now specifies the use of approved 25 watt LED street lighting as a consent condition for all residential subdivisions at no cost … Continue reading

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Council Meeting: August 2014

This meeting despite the size of the documentation finished at around 8.06pm. Issues of debate centred around two items; The proposed 11 room boarding house and its suitability for the area. Most Councillors were against the proposal, reasons varied, but … Continue reading

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Declaration of Interests – Councillors.

An interesting issue is the number of Councillors that declare or fail to declare a non-pecuniary interest. Meaning they did not personally benefit financially when voting on Development Applications (DA’s). Councillors often declare a non-pecuniary interest  by stating “the DA … Continue reading

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Update on Briefing Sessions and Council Committees.

Little has changed from my previous comments regarding Council Briefing Sessions. These information sessions are often cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. (Less than five of the eleven Councillors consider the briefing sessions important enough to attend). Briefing … Continue reading

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