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Controversial Council meeting 24th of February 2016.

Council meeting 24th of February 2016. The Meeting started normally although the public gallery appeared to have an unusually large number of people unrelated to the Union Members present. Their attendance became apparent when the Urgency Motion was put during … Continue reading

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Deputy Mayor Elections – Intimidatory?

Liverpool City Council “elected” its Deputy Mayor at the General Council Meeting on the 30th September. I have no objections to the Councillor elected as the Deputy Mayor; however I do have concerns of the process used to determine the … Continue reading

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Moorebank Concrete Recycling Plant – Air Quality Concerns

I have lodged a Notice of Motion for the next Council meeting on the 30th September with regards to Air Quality surrounding the approved Moorebank Concrete Recycling Plant by the NSW State Governments Planning Assessment Commission – PAC. Details of  … Continue reading

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Docking Councillors pay? !

Mayor  intends to “dock Councillors pay” for non-attendance at meetings. Before implementing such a step, it is worthwhile looking at  Councillors attendance, particularly during the 2008-12 term. Download report from this Link: (Pages 14-16);  http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/5263/Liverpool-City-Council-2011-2012-Annual-Report-Parts-1-3.pdf During the 2008-12 Council term, … Continue reading

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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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