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Council Meeting Bulletin - 11 Nov 2014

Posted Thursday 13 November 2014

Mosman Access Strategy

Council adopted the Mosman Access Strategy (13MB) which sets the framework for providing improved accessibility to, within and around public infrastructure in Mosman in the years ahead. Council’s Access and Mobility Community Consultative Committee comprising Councillors and community members played a significant role in the development of this Strategy.

2013-14 Annual Report

Council’s 2013-14 Annual Report was tabled and will be published on this website as well as being referred to the NSW Minister for Local Government as per requirements.

Financial statements – Year ending 30 June 2014

Council’s Financial Statements for the year ending 30 June 2014 were also tabled, together with the Auditor’s reports for the 2013-14 financial year. The audited financial statements indicated a positive operating result for the year.

Mosman Bicycle Plan

Following a period of public consultation during September and October Council adopted the Mosman Bicycle Plan. In response to 10 submissions from the community the final Plan now also includes an Education Strategy as well as bicycle parking at additional locations in Mosman and the provision that bicycle markings are to be placed left of centre when required in traffic lanes. Capital works that support implementation of the Plan will be considered annually as part of Council’s regular planning and budgeting processes.

Resurfacing and Kerb and Gutter Renewal Works – Awaba Street

Council resolved to enter into negotiations with selected contractors to undertake resurfacing and kerb and gutter renewal works in Awaba Street between Spit Road and Cowles Road. It is proposed that these works will be undertaken between mid-January and March 2015, with the majority of works to be undertaken during the school holiday period. Public notification will be undertaken prior to the works commencing.

Review of 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Areas Rules

Council previously made a submission strongly objecting to the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice which came into effect on 1 August 2014 and also made numerous representations following the Code’s implementation. The RFS has since made some amendments to the Code and brought forward the current review of the Code in response to public concerns. The position to be advocated by Council in this next submission is that Mosman, as part of inner metropolitan Sydney, should be excluded from vegetation clearing entitlement areas.

Active Transport to School

Following consideration of this matter, a report will be prepared for Council’s further consideration regarding a community-wide program involving all Mosman primary schools to encourage and facilitate children using active transport (e.g. walking, cycling, scootering) to get to school.