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City of hobart

MINUTES

City Infrastructure Committee Meeting

 

Open Portion

 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 4:03pm

 


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City Infrastructure Committee Meeting

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 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

APOLOGIES AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

1.        Co-Option of a Committee Member in the event of a vacancy  3

2.        Confirmation of Minutes. 4

3.        Consideration of Supplementary Items. 4

4.        Indications of Pecuniary and Conflicts of Interest. 5

5.        Transfer of Agenda Items. 5

6.        Reports. 5

6.1     Council Delegations - Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 - Proposed Amendments to Officer Delegations. 5

6.2     Campbell Street (Between Liverpool Street and Collins Street) - Trial Traffic Management Arrangements for Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block. 6

6.3     Installation of Traffic Signals - Intersection of Collins Street and Molle Street 7

6.4     State Government Draft Waste Action Plan - Release for comment 8

7.        Motions of which Notice has been Given. 9

7.1     Intersections and Traffic Flow. 9

8.        Committee Action Status Report. 11

8.1     Committee Actions - Status Report 11

9.        Questions without Notice. 11

10.     Closed Portion of the Meeting.. 11

 


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Minutes (Open Portion)

City Infrastructure Committee Meeting

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21/08/2019

 

 

City Infrastructure Committee Meeting (Open Portion) held on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 4:00 pm in the Lady Osborne Room, Town Hall.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Denison (Chairman)

Lord Mayor Reynolds

Zucco

Briscoe

Behrakis

 

 

PRESENT: Alderman T M Denison (Chairman), Lord Mayor A M Reynolds, Aldermen M Zucco, J R Briscoe,
S Behrakis, the Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor H Burnet and Councillor Harvey.

 

APOLOGIES: Nil.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Nil.

 

 

NON-MEMBERS

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet

Sexton

Thomas

Harvey

Dutta

Ewin

Sherlock

 

Alderman Zucco arrived at the meeting at 4.08pm during the discussion of item 6.2.

 

Alderman Briscoe arrived at the meeting at 4.05pm during the discussion of item 6.1.

 

Alderman Behrakis left the meeting at 5.09pm during the discussion of item 6.3, returning at 5.11pm.

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet was co-opted to the Committee for items 2 to 6.2 inclusive.

 

Councillor Harvey arrived at the meeting at 4.08pm during the discussion of item 6.2, left the meeting at 4.32pm, returning at 4.33pm during the discussion of item 6.2, left the meeting at 5.02pm returning at 5.03pm during the discussion of item 6.3, left the meeting at 5.10pm during discussion of item 6.3 returning at 5.22pm during discussion of item 7.1 and was not present for item 6.4.

 

1.       Co-Option of a Committee Member in the event of a vacancy

 

BEHRAKIS

 

That the Deputy Lord Mayor be co-opted to the Committee.

MOTION CARRIED

 

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Behrakis

 

 

2.       Confirmation of Minutes

 

LORD MAYOR REYNOLDS

The minutes of the Open Portion of the City Infrastructure Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 and the Special City Infrastructure Committee meeting held on Monday, 5 August 2019, be confirmed as an accurate record.

 

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Behrakis

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet

 

 

The minutes were signed.

 

 

 

3.       Consideration of Supplementary Items

Ref: Part 2, Regulation 8(6) of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

Recommendation

 

That the Committee resolve to deal with any supplementary items not appearing on the agenda, as reported by the General Manager.

 

No supplementary items were received.

 

 


 

 

 

4.       Indications of Pecuniary and Conflicts of Interest

Ref: Part 2, Regulation 8(7) of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

 

Members of the committee are requested to indicate where they may have any pecuniary or conflicts of interest in respect to any matter appearing on the agenda, or any supplementary item to the agenda, which the committee has resolved to deal with.

 

No interest was indicated.

 

OR

 

5.       Transfer of Agenda Items

Regulation 15 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

 

A committee may close a part of a meeting to the public where a matter to be discussed falls within 15(2) of the above regulations.

 

In the event that the committee transfer an item to the closed portion, the reasons for doing so should be stated.

 

Are there any items which should be transferred from this agenda to the closed portion of the agenda, or from the closed to the open portion of the agenda?

 

No items were transferred.

 

6.       Reports

 

6.1      Council Delegations - Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 - Proposed Amendments to Officer Delegations

            File Ref: F19/106997

DEPUTY LORD MAYOR BURNET

That the recommendation contained in the report of the Director City Amenity and Director City Planning of 15 August 2019, be adopted.

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Zucco

 

Behrakis

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION:

That the Council delegate additional powers under the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 to the roles of Director City Amenity, the Director City Planning and Manager Roads and Environmental Engineering, as marked in Attachment A to the report.

(i)    As prescribed in the Act, a two-thirds simple majority vote of the Council is required to grant the delegated powers.

 

Delegation:    Council

 

 

6.2      Campbell Street (Between Liverpool Street and Collins Street) - Trial Traffic Management Arrangements for Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block

            File Ref: F19/109708; R0388

LORD MAYOR REYNOLDS

That the recommendation contained in the report of the Manager Traffic Engineering and the Director City Planning of 15 August 2019, be adopted.

 

Amendment

 

Behrakis       

 

That clause 1 be amended to read as follows:

 

“A trial of the traffic and parking arrangements for Campbell Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street (as shown in Attachment B) be approved, with a reduction in the width of the foothpath adjacent to the “shared” traffic zone from 3 meters to 2.5 meters, for an initial period of at least 12 months from the opening of the Royal Hobart Hospital K‑Block”

 

AMENDMENT LOST

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Behrakis

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Briscoe

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet

 

 

          MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Briscoe

 

Behrakis

 

Deputy Lord Mayor Burnet

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION:

That:

1.      A trial of the traffic and parking arrangements for Campbell Street between Liverpool Street and Collins Street (as shown in Attachment B) be approved for an initial period of at least 12 months from the opening of the Royal Hobart Hospital K‑Block.

2.      A report on the operation of the traffic management and parking arrangement be provided following the 12 month trial to enable Council to consider a more permanent arrangement in Campbell Street.

3.      The Council authorise the General Manager to negotiate with the Royal Hobart Hospital administration for a contribution towards upgrading the reinstated footpath (in Campbell Street adjacent to the Royal Hobart Hospital) from asphalt to unit paver materials.

Delegation:    Council

 

 

 

6.3      Installation of Traffic Signals - Intersection of Collins Street and Molle Street

            File Ref: F19/108370; R0404

That the recommendation contained in the report of the Manager Traffic Engineering and  Director City Planning of 16 August 2019, be adopted.

 

Procedural Motion

 

Zucco    

 

That the matter be deferred for further information in relation to usage numbers, bulbing requirements and surface treatments for bikes.

 

 

PROCEDURAL MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Zucco

Denison

Briscoe

Lord Mayor Reynolds

Behrakis

 

 

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION:

 

That the matter be deferred for further information on relation to usages numbers, bulbing requirements and surface treatments for bikes.

 

Delegation:    Committee

 

.4         State Government Draft Waste Action Plan - Release for comment

            File Ref: F19/107247; 2016-0192

BEHRAKIS

That the recommendation contained in the report of the Cleansing & Solid Waste Policy Coordinator, Manager Cleansing and Solid Waste and the Director City Amenity of 16 August 2019, be adopted.

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Zucco

 

Briscoe

 

Behrakis

 

 

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION:

That:

1.      The Council endorse the Draft Waste Action Plan Actions Assessment marked as Attachment A to the report, to form the basis of the City’s submission to and its discussions with the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) to inform LGAT’s submission on the Draft State Government Waste Action Plan on behalf of all Councils.

(i)      A copy of the final submission lodged by the Local Government Association of Tasmania be provided to the Elected Members.

2.      The General Manager be authorised to negotiate the inclusion of the outcomes of the State Government Waste Action Plan into the Greater Hobart Act 2019 ‘Work Program’.

 

 Delegation:   Council

7.       Motions of which Notice has been Given

 

7.1      Intersections and Traffic Flow

            File Ref: F19/107574; 13-1-9

BEHRAKIS

That in accordance with Council’s policy, the following Notice of Motion which was adopted by the City Infrastructure Committee, be considered by the Council.

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Zucco

 

Briscoe

 

Behrakis

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RESOLUTION:

Motion:


“To improve traffic flow around the CBD and particularly in the central retail precinct, the City commence conversations with the Department of State Growth and provide a report investigating options for improved network operations including options for changed traffic signal operation (including consideration of “scrambled crossings”) at the Liverpool Street and Murray Street junction and other areas within the CBD.”

 

Rationale:

“Traffic flow within the CBD is impacted when turning traffic needs to give way to pedestrians crossing at traffic signal controlled intersections.  This is particularly noticeable at the Liverpool Street junction with Murray Street where heavy pedestrian crossing demand limits the time available for vehicles to make the left turn into Murray Street.”

The General Manager reports:

 

“In line with the Council’s policy in relation to Notices of Motion, I advise that the matter is considered to be within the jurisdiction of the Hobart City Council as it relates to the partially adopted City of Hobart Transport Strategy 2018-30 – Themes and Position Statements.

 

It should be noted that traffic signal operations are a matter for the Department of State Growth.”

 

 Delegation:   Council

8.       Committee Action Status Report

 

8.1      Committee Actions - Status Report

            File Ref: F19/110322

BRISCOE

That the information be received and noted.

 

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Zucco

 

Briscoe

 

Behrakis

 

  Delegation:  Committee

 

 

 

9.       Questions without Notice

Section 29 of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015.

File Ref: 13-1-10

 

 

No questions were asked at the meeting.

 

10.     Closed Portion of the Meeting

 

BRISCOE

That the Council resolve by absolute majority that the meeting be closed to the public pursuant to regulation 15(1) of the Local Government (Meeting Procedures) Regulations 2015 because the items included on the closed agenda contain the following matters:  

 

·         Proposal to acquire land.  

 

The following items were discussed: -

 

Item No. 1          Minutes of the last meeting of the Closed Portion of the Council Meeting

Item No. 2          Consideration of supplementary items to the agenda

Item No. 3          Indications of pecuniary and conflicts of interest

Item No. 4          Reports

Item No. 4.1       Congress Street, South Hobart - Land Ownership and Retaining Wall Issue

LG(MP)R 15(2)(f)

Item No. 5          Committee Action Status Report

Item No. 5.1       Committee Actions - Status Report

LG(MP)R 15(2)(c)(iii) and  (d)

Item No. 6          Questions Without Notice

 

MOTION CARRIED

VOTING RECORD

AYES

NOES

Denison

 

Lord Mayor Reynolds

 

Zucco

 

Briscoe

 

Behrakis

 

Delegation:    Committee

 

 

 

   

There being no further business the meeting closed at 5:24pm.

 

 

 

 

 

TAKEN AS READ AND SIGNED AS A CORRECT RECORD THIS
25th DAY OF September 2019.

CHAIRMAN