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Expressions of interest were open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

 

In Hunters Hill a range of consultative committees provide advice and recommendations to Council.

Council Minutes are available in Council Business papers

Committees

Role

All NSW Councils are required to have an Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC).  The role of the Committee is to provide independent assurance and advice to Council on risk management, internal control, governance and external accountability.

Frequency of Meetings

  • Quarterly with an additional meeting to review the end of year financial statements.

Membership (voting)

  • 2 independent members who are suitably qualified.
  • Chair is an independent member

Current Members

Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Charter

Audit Risk and Improvement Committee Charter

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is legislated as the organisation responsible for the control of traffic on all roads in New South Wales. However, the RMS has delegated certain aspects of the control of traffic on regional roads and local roads to Council.

Should Council wish to consider measures to regulate traffic on regional roads and local roads it must seek the advice of the Local Traffic Committee. This is a technical advisory group which considers proposed traffic measures to ensure that technical criteria and local requirements are being met. Traffic measures may include:

  • Regulatory road signs and line marking –  including parking restrictions
  • Pedestrian crossings – zebra and children’s crossings
  • Traffic islands – line marked or concrete
  • Traffic calming facilities
  • Roundabouts and turning lanes

Frequency of Meetings

Meetings are normally held in March, June, September and December.

Formal Members

  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • The Police
  • Representative from Council
  • Local State Member of Parliament or their nominee

Informal advisors can also attend the Traffic Committee meeting which may include Council technical officers, Road Safety Officers, Bus and Taxi operators, Emergency Services operators such as NSW Fire Brigade or NSW Ambulance.

Recommendations of the Traffic Committee are then heard at a following Council meeting for determination.

Minutes

2021

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting 18 March 2021

2020

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 17 September 2020

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 18 June 2020

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 19 March 2020

2019

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 26 November 2019 – Extraordinary

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 19 September 2019

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 20 June 2019

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 21 March 2019

2018

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 6 December 2018

Local Area Traffic Committee meeting held 24 September 2018

 

Terms of Reference

A guide to the delegation to councils for the regulation of traffic
(Including the operation of Traffic Committees)

Advisory Groups

Role

The role of the Advisory Steering Committee is to:

  • Provide advice to Council on the development and management of the annual Hunters Hill Art Exhibition.
  • Contribute ideas, community and cultural knowledge to assist the Exhibition.

Frequency of Meetings

Monthly (evenings) or as required

Membership

  • Two Councillors
  • Community Events Officer;
  • Eight community representatives

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Councillor Ross Williams (Chair)
  • Councillor Elizabeth Krassoi (alternate)

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Ex officio Members

  • Manager, Place and Projects, or their delegate

Role

The role of the Advisory Committee is to:

  • Provide advice and assistance to Council regarding bushland management strategies and actions in implementation of Council’s Plans of Management and CSP objectives;

Frequency of Meetings

Meetings of the Committee are held at least quarterly

Membership

  • Two Councillors appointed biannually by Council – One Councillor to be Chair
  • One Council Officer appointed by the General Manager
  • Two members of the Hunters Hill community appointed by Council from public nominations
  • One representative from each active Hunters Hill Bushcare Group

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Councillor Tatyana Virgara
  • Councillor Ross Williams
  • Councillor Jim Sanderson

Note: Chair to be elected at first meeting in 2022.

Members

Two community representatives – Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

  • One representative from each active Hunters Hill Bushcare group

Ex officio Members

  • Director Service Delivery and Special Projects, or their delegate
  • Bushland Management Coordinator

Minutes

2021

BMAC Minutes 22 Feb 2021

2020

BMAC Minutes 28 Sept 2020

BMAC Minutes 11 Nov 2020

Terms of Reference

Bushland Management Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

 

Role

The role of the Panel is to consider and provide advice on any matter of environmental heritage referred to the Committee by staff, including:

  • Building and development proposals.
  • Plans or policies referred by Council or the General Manager.

Frequency of Meetings

Monthly, (3rd Wednesday, 5:30 pm)

Membership

  • Representative nominated by Hunters Hill Trust (1)
  • Representative nominated by the Institute of Architects (1)
  • Representative nominated by the National Trust (1)
  • Two (2) community representatives appointed by nomination.

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Councillor Ross Williams (Chair)
  • Councillor Jim Sanderson

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Ex officio Members

  • Heritage Advisor
  • Director, Development & Regulatory Services

Minutes

2022

Conservation Advisory Panel Agenda 15 June 2022

Conservation Advisory Panel Minutes 15 June 2022

2021

Conservation Advisory Panel Minutes 20 October 2021

Conservation Advisory Panel Agenda 20 October 2021

Conservation Advisory Panel Minutes 15 September 2021

Conservation Advisory Panel Agenda 15 September 2021

Conservation Advisory Panel 18 August 2021 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel Agenda 18 August 2021

Conservation Advisory Panel 21 July 2021 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 21 July 2021 Agenda

Conservation Advisory Panel 17 February 2021 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 17 March 2021 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 21 April 2021 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 19 May 2021 Minutes

2020

Conservation Advisory Panel 16 September 2020 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 21 October 2020 Minutes

Conservation Advisory Panel 16 December 2020 Minutes

Charter

CAP Charter_Updated April 2021

More Details

Role

The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to Council on the development and management of Council’s Annual Cultural and Events Program.

Frequency of Meetings

Quarterly

Members

  • Two Councillors appointed bi-annually by Council (Councillor to chair)
  • Volunteers by invitation and Schools
  • Eight community representatives, representing a diverse cross section of the community.

Current Members

Council Representative

  • Councillor Julia Prieston (Chair)
  • Councillor Elizabeth Krassoi (alternate Chair)

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Ex officio Members

  • Manager, Place and Projects, or their delegate

Role

To consider and advise om movement and transport matters referred to it by Council, making recommendations where appropriate.

Frequency of Meetings

Every second month (or as required)

Membership

  • One Councillor as Chair with two other Councillors (one of whom will act as Chair, if the Chair is unable to attend).
  • One Hunters Hill resident with suitable knowledge or expertise to represent residents with reduced mobility.
  • One Hunters Hill resident with suitable knowledge or expertise to represent cyclists.
  • Up to four Hunters Hill residents with relevant qualifications and/or experience (two to be residents of North Ward and two to be residents of South Ward).
  • Director Service Delivery and Special Projects

Current Members

Council Representative

  • Councillor Richard Quinn (Chair)
  • Councillor Jim Sanderson
  • Councillor Elizabeth Krassoi

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Ex officio Members

  • Director Service Delivery and Special Projects

 

Role

The function of the School Principals Liaison Group is to provide a liaison mechanism with local schools to develop relationships and share information.

Frequency of Meetings

Twice a year.

Membership

  • Mayor with one alternate Council delegate (Mayor to Chair)
  • One representative from each school
  • Gladesville Police youth representative

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Mayor Zac Miles (Chair)
  • Councillor Tatyana Virgara (Alternate)

Members

  • Hunters Hill High School representative
  • Hunters Hill Primary School representative
  • St Joseph’s College representative
  • Riverside Girls High School representative
  • Gladesville Public School representative
  • Boronia Park Public School representative
  • Villa Maria Primary School representative
  • Marist Sisters’ College representative
  • Gladesville Police representative
  • Ryde Police LAC

Ex officio Members

  • Manager Place and Projects, or their delegate

Role

The role of the Advisory Committee is to:

  • Provide strategic advice and input relating to the development of Council’s leisure plans and policies.
  • Engage in discussion regarding ‘special interest’ sport and leisure topics as determined by Council.
  • Participate in the ongoing consultation, review and implementation of sporting and recreational strategic documents.
  • Provide input into Council’s processes relating to sport where requested e.g. provide feedback regarding projects to be considered by Council for submission to external funding programs.

Frequency of Meetings

To be determined.

Membership

  • Two Councillors, one of whom will Chair.

Nine members (as outlined below)

  • Sporting association representatives actively supporting a sporting code. With each local club nominating no more than one representative for their organisation.
  • Sector representatives representing relevant State and special interest groups i.e. youth, access and inclusion and/or the broader sporting and leisure sector.
  • General community representatives with relevant interest and expertise, though with no direct affiliation with any one organisation.

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Mayor Zac Miles (Chair)
  • Councillor Julia Prieston
  • Councillor Richard Quinn

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Ex officio Members

  • To be determined.

Role

The function of the Committee is to:

  • To assist Council in the formation, evolution, implementation and promotion of Council’s Sustainability Action Plan and circular economy strategies, initiatives and outcomes.
  • To utilise the expertise, experience and local knowledge of the community to assist in the delivery of appropriate local sustainability and circular economy outcomes.

Frequency of Meetings

Every second month

Membership

Council Members

  • Three Councillors (one of whom will Chair)

Community Members

  • Up to eight community representatives, five of whom should have relevant qualifications.
  • Youth Representation: Each of the four high schools within the Municipality will be invited to nominate a Youth Representative to attend all meetings.

Current Members

Council Representatives

  • Councillor Elizabeth Krassoi (Chair)
  • Councillor Ross Williams
  • Councillor Jim Sanderson
  • Councillor Tatyana Virgara

Members

  • Expressions of interest are open from 28 February to 28 March, 2022, for Committees and Advisory groups formed under the Council elected in December 2021. Appointments will be announced soon.

Council representative

  • Manager Place and Projects, or their delegate

NSW Planning Panels

Role

The Hunters Hill Local Planning Panel (LPP) makes decisions on applications that involve a conflict of interest, contentious development, departure(s) from development standards or sensitive development as per the Ministerial directions dated 30 June 2020.

LPPs are independent committees appointed by councils to determine certain development applications and to provide advice on planning proposals. An LPP is not subject to the direction and control of the Council, except on matters relating to panel procedures, or the time within which the panel is to deal with a matter that is not inconsistent with the above Ministerial directions.

The LPP consists of a chair and two independent experts appointed by Council from a Minister-endorsed pool of independent, qualified people, plus a community representative.

Independent expert members are required to have expertise in one or more of the following fields: planning, architecture, heritage, the environment, urban design, economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism, or government and public administration. Panel chairs are required to have expertise in law or government and public administration.

Community representatives appointed to a local planning panel are not required to have planning expertise. The role of the community representative is to ensure that local insights and knowledge are considered as part of the panel’s decision-making. Councillors, property developers and real estate agents are ineligible to be panel members.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 21 February 2022, Council resolved to extend the term of current LPP members until 31 May 2022, subject to their continued eligibility and willingness to serve. These members include independent experts Sheridan Burke, Chris Young, David Logan and Ron Edgar and community representatives Dr Meredith Sheil, Virginia Wise and Phillip Hart.

Council has sought expressions of interest from community representatives and expert members to become members of the Local Planning Panel that comprises three independent state approved experts and one representative from the Hunters Hill community. Appointments will be made for a period up until 29 February 2024 and the closing date for applications was Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

DAs that do not require determination by a Local Planning Panel or the Sydney North Regional Planning Panel are assessed by Council staff under delegation.

Frequency of Meetings

Monthly, as required

Membership

The Panels are to consist of 4 members:

  • A Chair – to be appointed by Council once selected and approved by the Minister
  • 2 experts chosen by Council from a pool of candidates approved by the Minister
  • 1 community representative chosen by Council

Current Members

Chairs

  • Ms Lesley Finn
  • Mr Peter Tomasetti SC (alternate)
  • Professor Peter Webber (alternate)

Expert Panel Members

  • Planners/Heritage
    – Sheridan Burke
    – Chris Young
  • Architecture/Heritage
    David Logan
    Ron Edgar

Community Representatives

  • Dr Meredith Sheil
  • Virginia Wise
  • Phillip Hart

Minutes

Local Planning Panel December 2020 Minutes

Role

The Sydney North Planning Panel (SNPP) strengthens decision making on regionally significant development applications (DAs) and certain other planning matters. The Planning Panels are independent bodies and determinations are not subject to the direction of the Minister for Planning.

Schedule 6 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Planning Systems) 2021 outlines the criteria for development that is considered regionally significant development, including, but not limited to, general development that has a capital investment value (CIV) of $30million and Council related development or private educational establishments, for example, with a CIV over $5million.

CIV is calculated at the time of lodgement of the DA for the purpose of determining whether an application should be referred to a Planning Panel. For information on how to calculate CIV,  – refer to Planning Circular PS 10-008.

State Significant Development is determined by the Minister, not the SNPP.

For further information on Planning Panels please visit https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/planningpanels

Current Members

Council Representative

  • Mayor Zac Miles
  • Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Krassoi (alternate)

Members

Expressions of interest closed on 4 March 2022.

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