MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON TUESDAY, 10 JUNE, 1997 AT 7.25 PM
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Olah (Chairperson)Council Staff:
Councillor J Griffin
Councillor M V Lynch
Councillor B McDonald
Councillor C G Neil
Councillor M O Frawley
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor W F Pickering
Councillor P R Sansom
Councillor M M Smith
Councillor R A A Stewart
General ManagerAlso Present by Invitation:
Divisional Manager - Business & Financial Services
Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services
Divisional Manager - Engineering
Divisional Manager - Development & Health
Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment
Deacons Graham & James, Council's Solicitors - represented by Mr Peter Rigg and Mr Paul Robinson;
Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd - represented by Mr Peter Wright and Mr Roger Charlesworth;
Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd - Mr Glenn Collins and Mr David Hines;
Capitol Apartments Pty Ltd - Mr Bob Whatson, Mr Ed Bergman and Mr Andrew Gibbs;
Torrens Aloha Pty Ltd - Mr Tibor Balog, Mr John Uliana and Mr Tino Carfi.
164 RESOLVED THAT the apologies be received and leave of absence granted.
An apology for inability to be present was tendered on behalf of Councillor F Dominelli, it being noted that Councillor Dominelli had previously declared an interest in the matter in view of his property holdings in the Hurstville CBD.
DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL
There were no declarations of interest other than for Councillor F Dominelli as noted above.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 1
ITEM 1.01 PROPERTY MATTER (See Item 1.01 of the General Manager's Report No. 2)
165 RESOLVED THAT the matter be referred for consideration in Committee of the Whole.
166 RESOLVED THAT Council now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item(s) be considered in Committee of the Whole for the reason that publicity may be prejudicial to the interests of the Council or the individuals concerned and that Council staff (other than members of the Executive), and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber. Council's solicitors were present for the entire meeting; Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd were in attendance for the period of interview and discussion with representatives of Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd, Capitol Apartments Pty Ltd and Torrens Aloha Pty Ltd who were in attendance for their respective interviews only.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2
Item 1.01 Property Matter
Further, that in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(1) and (2) of the Act for the reason(s) above-stated, the reports and correspondence relating to these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2
ITEM 1.01 PROPERTY MATTER (See Item 1.01- Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report No. 1)
167 RESOLVED THAT Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.
Prior to interviewing representatives of the potential joint venture companies, Meriton Apartments, Capitol Apartments and Torrens Aloha Pty Ltd, Members discussed the matter generally with Council's solicitors and with representatives of Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd. At the conclusion of the interviews there followed a further period of discussion; Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd then withdrew from the meeting.
THAT Council defer consideration of the matter until such time as Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd provide Council with an acceptable finished design of the building in terms of the deferred development approval, together with details of external and internal finishes and specifications.
FURTHER, THAT Council advise Phoenix Capital Partners Pty Ltd that, at this stage, Council is not in a position to indicate its preference regarding the proposed partners until such time as the information referred to above is provided.
THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.45 PM
168 RESOLVED THAT the Report of the Committee of the Whole as read by the General Manager be received and that the recommendations be adopted.
CONFIRMED THIS ELEVENTH DAY OF JUNE
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY - SEVEN