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Annandale Residents Precinct Meetings were held 1st Monday of the month, 7.00pm to 8.30pm Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale. The precinct committee was an independent community forum hosted by council; we discuss and act on local issues in the interests of residents. For further information contact Ian Cranwell (sec.) 0419-483588 Annandaleprecinct@hotmail.com ; David Springett (chair) on 9660-4588. Detailed Meeting Agendas, Papers and Minutes were made available on Leichhardt Council Website
The committee was abolished, with their last meeting in February 2016. Agenda and Minutes: 2015-6 | 2014 | 5 March 2012-Dec 2013 | 2006-2011 Meetings
Dear Annandale Resident,
you have this email because you are on the list for the former Annandale Residents Precinct Committee.
Council in December dissolved all the original precinct committees, including ours. Council has now established a new form of precinct committee as a committee of council. This is in contrast to the independent, resident-run committees which worked successfully for over 20 years.
Please note the forthcoming meeting Council has recently announced is not the original precinct committee, rather it is the new Council one.
Your former executive has misgivings about aspects of the new system, including:
* minutes to be taken by council
* agenda formal, compiled and vetted by council
* resolutions to be scrutinised by Council's senior management team, which will decide what action to take, including dismissing them without action.
* Council staff member at meeting to guide discussions with advice on current policies and budget. On this, why would one raise issues already in the budget or consistent with existing policy if a change is sought?
* all councillors are members
* items must be on the agenda 7 days in advance or be accepted by resolution as urgent (and actually be so, or risk being ruled out of order by the staff member or the senior managers, or council secretary). That is, items generally cannot be raised by residents at the meeting.
* greatly increased formality - eg, will an agenda item require a paper in the style of other council committees?
* probability of council putting many items on agenda which may be of limited interest to residents as compared with their own issues. For example, as you know we get all sort of requests and items from council which we at Annandale filter for relevance.
* uncertain role and power of chair, and relationship and power over council and its officers, in running committee, setting agenda, following up on resolutions, etc.
Annandale Precinct resolved to oppose the changes and the former chair, David Springett and I as former secretary will not stand for positions on the Council committee. The precinct committee at its final meeting voted to establish the Annandale Precinct Group independent of council. The plan is to have the first meeting in April. We will advise you soon.
Of the other former precinct committees, Leichhardt and Rozelle-Lilyfield, and almost certainly Balmain-White Bay are likely to also start standalone committees, Rozelle-White Bay will, with concerns about independence, will try the new system and Birchgrove (chaired by former Liberal councillor Gordon Weiss) seems to be moving to the new system.
Over many years the precinct committee has helped achieve much for the residents of Annandale. To list but a few: successfully opposed the Woolworths proposal, Booth St traffic calming (raised crossing, 40km/h, roundabouts, landscaping, etc), new and refurbished parks (Douglas Grant, Bicentennial and more), dealt with many individuals' issues (such as boundary disputes, development applications, council repairs, unapproved tree removal and maintenance), opposed excessive development proposals, Westconnex, Parramatta Road and Bays Renewal representations, footpath occupations - pressure for council to enforce, excessive unapproved commercial advertising, fair funding share for Annandale, comments on planning controls, park land at Taylor St saved from sale, open space acquisition and much more.
We will continue to use the email list for the new committee. You can request removal at any time. There is strength in numbers, please get anyone you know ho would interested to sign up by emailing me. For privacy we will not pass our email list to council.
Monday 1st February 2016
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre (Front Room)
To be decided (see item 9)
"Look what they're planning for Taverners Hill, Leichhardt, Annandale and Lilyfield"
7-9pm Monday 12 October
Leichhardt Town Hall, Marion Street.
Due to Safety concerns of a road through park, at their meeting on 21 October, the City of Sydney Traffic Committee did not accept the recommendation for crossings on unnamed road and deferred a decision until after further investigation.
From: "Rodney King" [firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: [email@example.com] Cc: "Brett Calear" [firstname.lastname@example.org],"Eoin Cunningham" [ECunningham@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au]
Subject: RE: exhibition of access road proposals
Please find attached a letter and sketch sent to City of Sydney residents about the proposed pedestrian crossings over the unnamed road between Nelson Street and the Tram Sheds Development.
The consultation letter and sketch has not been placed on the City of Sydney website.
Should you require further information about this matter please contact me on the telephone number below.
Senior Traffic Engineer
City Infrastructure & Traffic Operations
Telephone: 02 9265 9333
Attachment: "31 August 201 5 Our Ref : 2015/ 439232 THE OCCUPANT Proposed Pedestrian Crossing - Unnamed Road , Annandale The City of Sydney is considering a proposal to introduce two new pedestrian crossings across the unnamed road over Johnstons Creek, Annandale. The proposal is in response to concerns about pedestrian safety while crossing the unnamed road through Federal Park South. The proposed crossings will provide a safer pedestrian route to Federal Park North, Jubilee Oval and the Glebe F oreshore as well as improved access to the Tram Sheds development via a new pedestrian bridge over Johnsons Creek. A sketch of the proposal is attached. We would like to hear your views on the proposal before a final decision is made . Feedback can be provided by email to email@example.com or by post to Traffic Operations, City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001. The City welcomes community feedback and you are encouraged to make a submission. Please note that City staff do not assume either support or opposition if you choose not to provide a submission on the proposal . Submissions must be made in writing and quote your name, addre ss and reference number 201 5 / 268197 before 6pm on 1 5 October 201 5 . Submissions may be made available to the public if the City receives a request under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 . City staff will review all submissions on the proposal and prepare a report for consideration by the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee (LPCTCC) at its meeting on Wednesday 21 October 201 5 ...."Unnamed Road Annandale - Ped crossings.pdf
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
Jamie Parker - Our Member of State Parliament will speak and answer questions.
Westconnex, Bays Precinct, schools, Parramatta Road, sporting fields, Callan Park, forced council amalgamations…: whatever issues interest you; this is your chance to hear from our local member in parliament and to put your views and questions.
Residents Precinct Meeting
4th May 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre (Front Room)
1. Acknowledgement of Country by the Chair - I acknowledge the Gadigal & Wangal people of the Eora nation on whose country we are meeting today & their elders past & present.
2. Attendance and Apologies
3. Confirmation of minutes of meeting FEB/2015.
Minutes distributed by email no comments received.
Note: March Meet the Candidates not minuted. No meeting in April - public holiday.
4. Matters arising from minutes (if not covered elsewhere in agenda).
5. Jamie Parker.
May attend to discuss local issues
6. Council's Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy
15 minute presentation by Kursty Delmas, Team Leader Environmental Health, then questions. On exhibition now.
8. Parramatta Road Revitalisation
9. Bays Precinct Revitalisation
The Bays Precinct Sydneysiders Summit, 10:30 to 3:30 ("come and go as they wish") 16 & 17 May 2015, Australian Technology Park, Everleigh. Details and registration at: http://www.thebayssydney.com.au/events/sydneysiders-summit-16-17-may-2015.aspx
A good chance to put your views. A strong attendance essential to put local views.
Chair and secretary invited to "Leadership Forum" on Friday 15th.
10. South Annandale Park extension.
Council now advises construction will start second week of May. Not sure of effect on finishing date.
Council conducting on-line survey about name for this new park:
11. City of Sydney Works on Properties along The Crescent
Information from Robyn Kemmis (CoS Deputy Mayor) via David Lawrence:
The building cluster closest to the childcare centre (between Chapman Rd and the Crescent) will be removed and remediated as part of the new childcare centre works estimated to be July/August 2015.
Demolition of the remaining building to the north is scheduled for December 2015 as part of the early works package.
The provision of additional open space along The Crescent connected to Federal Park: Construction begins September 2016 and ends mid 2017.
Design work is underway for the DA for the skate park.
The clearing of the arches near the playground and the Crescent timber yards. This will most likely be demolished as part of the early works package beginning December 2015.
Relocation plans for the one group in the arches on that side are being drawn up.
12. Tram shed, Harold Park
DAs recently exhibited for restaurants (capacity over 1000) and liquor shop.
CoS has DA for access roads (Crescent/Nelson/Chapman/canal bridge). Currently assessing for suitability to exhibit.
13. Council Budget
Preparation underway. Ideas for projects/expenditure in Annandale (or to the benefit of Annandale residents) sought.
Council's Budget and Delivery Program - Public Workshop #3
18 May 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre (Back Hall)
14. Pre-DA 2015 33-53 Nelson St
pre-DA for 33-53 Nelson St Annandale. Site runs through to Susan St. includes 29 dwellings:
10 x 2/3 bed = 20-30 beds
x 3 bed = 36 beds
1 x1 bed penthouse 1 bed
2 x 1 bed & study = 2 beds
4 x 1 bed = 4 beds
Total 6- 73 bedrooms, plus 5 shops to Nelson St
basement parking, entry from Nelson. Not clear, but looks like only vehicle entry is only from Susan St (and retention of loading dock and access to it off Nelson).
3 storey to Nelson (stepped back) and two plus roof space room/attics to Susan St.
Proposal to express concern to council at bulk and scale, traffic and parking consequences.
15. 11-13 Parramatta Road
Proposal to thank Council for successful prosecution of demolition contrary to development consent conditions to retain shop facades. Sentencing in L&E Court in May.
16. Johnston Lane Parking restriction changes
Council changing the parking in Johnston's Lane to facilitate its proposed OOSH operation and perhaps in relation to the development of 65 Johnston Street.
Resident concern at is the extra traffic in Collins Street and Booth Streets entering and exiting Lane, and at cars illegally continuing on Collins St over Johnston St contrary to signs and median island. Proposal to ask Council to advise of proposed provisions to regulate both situations.
17. Council Amalgamations
Noted council has to respond by 30 June to State government request for voluntary amalgamations. Also noted council is mounting a campaign which could serve asa model for thers on issues such as WestConnex and The Bays Revitialisation.
18. Standing Requests to Council
Proposal that the Precinct requests regular reports as situations change on these issues:
Advertising on Commercial buildings compliance - including details of any corrective/enforcement action
Footpath occupation licences - extent of non-compliance and remedial action, - including details of any corrective/enforcement action
Resident parking scheme proposals - in advance to allow consideration (council has agreed to this)
300 Johnston St - Associated traffic control works on Johnston St
repairs of Booth St bridge over Johnstons Creek - works delayed by several years against recommendation of engineering consultants
Development Application for Old Tram Depot, Harold Park including access and roads in LMC
Westconnex & Parramatta Road revitalisation
Bays Precinct Revitalisation, including former Rozelle goods yards
Council responses to February (most recent) requests.
20. Other business (if time allows)
21. Next Meetings
Joint meeting of Leichhardt and Annandale Precinct Committees
* Parramatta Road Revitalisation Strategy with UrbanGrowth Representatives. UrbanGrowth (NSW agency in charge) and Leichhardt Council will address the meeting and take questions.
Wednesday 4th February, 6:30- 8:30pm
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