Register of Notices of Motion

Register of Notices of Motion

Notice of Motions submitted by Elected Members are recorded in a Register and the status of motions updated accordingly.
 
Meeting Date Minute No. Subject Notice of Motion Submitted by Officer Recommendation Council Decision Status
09/09/2021 2021/0165 Social and Affordable Housing Notice of Motion provided by Cr Corke

That Council writes to the Minister for Housing; Local Government the Honourable John Carey MLA, the Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA, and the Director General of the Department of Communities seeking the following outcome:
 
(1) That they provide support to Imagined Futures Housing and Homelessness working group which is comprised of representatives from the City of Cockburn, the Department of the Communities and other relevant agencies to:
 
1. Investigate options for providing new social and affordable rental homes within the City of Cockburn,
2. Investigate options for working in partnership with the community housing sector to deliver new, affordable housing within the City of Cockburn,
3. Investigate options for providing short to medium term crisis accommodation within the City of Cockburn,
4. Investigate possibilities of building demountable or other such temporary housing on currently vacant Crown, or other, land,
5. Review what can be done in Cockburn in order to help significantly reduce rental stress, homelessness and rough sleeping.
That Council endorses writing to the Minister for Housing, Local Government the Honourable John Carey MLA, the Minister for Child Protection, Women's Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Community Services the Honourable Simone McGurk MLA, and the Director General of the Department of Communities following outcome:
(1)   that they provide support to Imagined Futures Housing and Homelessness Working Group which is comprised of representatives from the City of Cockburn, the Department of the Communities and other relevant agencies to:
1. Investigate options for providing new social and affordable rental homes within the City of Cockburn,
2. Investigate options for working in partnership with the community housing sector to deliver new, affordable housing within the City of Cockburn,
3. Investigate options for providing short to medium term crisis accommodation within the City of Cockburn,
4. Investigate possibilities of building demountable or other such temporary housing on currently vacant Crown, or other, land,
5. Review what can be done in Cockburn in order to help significantly reduce rental stress, homelessness and rough sleeping.
That the recommendation be adopted.  
09/09/2021 2021/0164 Leaf Litter during the Autumn and Early Winter Months in Suburbs and Areas with High Amounts of Deciduous Street Trees, such as London Plane Trees Notice of Motion provided by Cr Stone

That Council cater for the increased amount of leaf litter during the autumn and early winter months in suburbs and areas with high amounts of deciduous street trees such as London Plane Trees by:
(1) increase the green-waste bin collection schedule frequency to weekly during this period,

(2) increase the street sweeper schedule in these areas to a weekly service,

(3) provide a weekly bag (1m3) service to residents who require additional support to manage excessive leaf litter.
That Council receives the Officer’s report. That the recommendation be adopted.  
09/09/2021 2021/0163 12 Month Trial - Free Electric Vehicle Charging - Spearwood Library Electronic Vehicle Charger Notice of Motion provided by Cr Widenbar

That Council:
 (1) request Chargefox to change the fee of the Spearwood Library Electric Vehicle Charging Station on their network from $0.45/khw to $0 for a period of 12 months, to commence in or before October 2021;
 
(2) provide a report to Council prior to the completion of the 12 month period, consisting of at least nine months of usage data, on the usage of the Electric Vehicle charging; and
 
(3) identify within the City of Cockburn, that may then be considered for inclusion in the 2022/2023 budget.
That Council:
(1) adopts a fee of $0.45 per kWh (via the Chargefox app) for the City’s Electric Vehicle (EC) Charging Stations located at Cockburn Central and the Spearwood Library carpark;

(2) amends the Fees and Charges Schedule with the inclusion of the EV charging fees for both locations; and

(3)  requires additional locations to be researched and presented in the draft 2022-23 capital budget for consideration
That Council:
 (1)  adopts a fee of $0.45 per kWh (via the Chargefox app) for the City’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station located at Cockburn Central;

(2) adopts a fee of $0.00 per kWh for the City’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station located at the Spearwood Library carpark;

(3) amends the Fees and Charges Schedule with the inclusion of the Electric Vehicle charging fees for both locations;

(4) requires additional locations for installing Electric Vehicle  Charge stations to be researched and presented in the draft 2022-23 capital budget for consideration; and

(5)  reviews the status and usage of the Spearwood Library carpark Electric Vehicle Charging Station after one year.
 
12/08/2021 2021/0142 Advocate for the Upgrade of the Kwinana Freeway from Four Lanes to Six Lanes from Gibbs Road to Thomas Road Notice of Motion provided by Deputy Mayor Kirkwood on 3 August 2021.
Deputy Mayor Kirkwood raised the following motion on behalf of the Banjup Reference Group:
That Council and the CEO advocate for the State Government, specifically local Members of Parliament in the districts of Cockburn, Kwinana and Jandakot for the upgrade of the Kwinana Freeway from two lanes to three lanes from Gibbs Road to Thomas Road.
That Council:
(1) notes the report;
(2) writes to the City of Kwinana seeking their support for the Kwinana Freeway to be upgraded from four lanes to six lanes between Gibbs Road and Thomas Road;
(3) writes to the Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, MLA, the Member for Kwinana, Roger Cook, MLA and the Member for Cockburn, David Scaife, MLA seeking their support for the Kwinana Freeway to be upgraded from four lanes to six lanes between Gibbs Road and Thomas Road;
(4) writes to the Director General of Transport seeking confirmation as to the timing for the upgrading of Kwinana Freeway from four lanes to six lanes between Gibbs Road and Thomas Road.
That Council adopts the recommendation subject to the inclusion of clause (5) as follows:
 
(5) writes to the Federal Member for Fremantle and Federal Member for Brand, seeking their support for the Kwinana Freeway to be upgraded from four lanes to six lanes between Gibbs Road and Thomas Road
Correspondence forwarded to relevant authorities to address Council decision
12/08/2021 2021/0141 South Fremantle Power Station Notice of Motion provided by Cr Terblanche on 19 July 2021.
Cr Terblanche requested the following Notice of Motion be prepared:
That Council writes to the Minister for Energy, the Honourable Bill Johnston, MLA, the Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, MLA and Western Power seeking the following outcomes in relation to the South Fremantle Power Station site:
 1. The State Government and City establish a joint steering group to:
a. Facilitate and coordinate community and stakeholder engagement and determine overarching planning principles,
b. Review opportunities, in conjunction with the State’s preferred proponent(s), to activate the former South Fremantle Power Station building to achieve community, tourism and industry benefits,
c. Review opportunities to relocate the Western Power substation and major powerlines away from the coast to facilitate improved development outcomes, and
d.   Review opportunities, with the relocation of Fremantle Port Operations to Westport in Kwinana, to review the rail line and future options for public transport between Fremantle (via Port Coogee) to Cockburn Central;
2.  The State transfers control and responsibility for the former South Fremantle Power Station and adjoining landholdings to Development WA, as part of the Cockburn Coast planning and development framework; and
3.  The State appropriately fund and resource this initiative.
That Council writes to the Minister for Energy, the Honourable Bill Johnston, MLA, the Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, MLA and Western Power seeking the following outcomes in relation to the South Fremantle Power Station site:
(1) the State Government and the City of Cockburn establish a joint steering group to:
1. Facilitate and coordinate community and stakeholder engagement and determine overarching planning principles,
2. Review opportunities, in conjunction with the State’s preferred proponent(s), to activate the former South Fremantle Power Station building to achieve community, tourism and industry benefits,
3. Review opportunities to relocate the Western Power Substation and major powerlines away from the west coast to facilitate improved development outcomes, and
4. Review opportunities, with the relocation of Fremantle Port Operations to Westport in Kwinana, to review the rail line and future options for public transport between Fremantle (via Port Coogee) to Cockburn Central;
(2)  the State transfers control and responsibility for the former South Fremantle Power Station and adjoining landholdings to Development WA, as part of the Cockburn Coast Planning and Development Framework; and
(3)  the State Government appropriately funds and resource this initiative
That Council writes to the Minister for Energy, the Honourable Bill Johnston, MLA, the Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, MLA and Western Power seeking the following outcomes in relation to the South Fremantle Power Station site:
(1) the State Government establish a joint steering group, comprising of representatives from the City of Cockburn, Development WA and relevant State Government agencies to:
1.  Facilitate and coordinate community and stakeholder engagement and determine overarching planning principles,
2. Review opportunities, in conjunction with the State’s preferred proponent(s), to activate the former South Fremantle Power Station building to achieve community, tourism and industry benefits,
3. Review opportunities to relocate the Western Power Substation and major powerlines away from the west coast to facilitate improved development outcomes, and
4. Review opportunities, with the proposed relocation of Fremantle Port Operations to Westport in Kwinana, to review the rail line and future options for public transport between Fremantle (via Port Coogee) to Cockburn Central;
(2) the State transfers control and responsibility for the former South Fremantle Power Station and adjoining landholdings to Development WA, as part of the Cockburn Coast Planning and Development Framework; and
(3) the State Government appropriately funds and resource this initiative
Correspondence forwarded to relevant Ministers and Western Power in accordance with Council decision.
08/07/2021 2021/0115 Information Displayed on the City of Cockburn Website Notice of Motion provided by Mayor Howlett on 9 June 2021:
That Council displays on its website information that informs the community of various activities that would normally only provided on annual basis or not at all.
That Council:
(1)       RECEIVES the information;
(2)       AGREES to include the following non–statutory information when updating the official City of Cockburn website in future:
1.   Elected Member attendance at:
i.     All Formal Briefings held by the City,
ii.    Reference Group and External Organisation Meetings as an appointed delegate of the City, and
(3)       DEFERS consideration of specifically posting on the City’s website details of any formal arrangements made between the City of Cockburn and third parties related to land matters, pending further investigation of any legal implications.
That the recommendation be adopted. Relevant information published on website.
10/06/2021 2021/0091 Proposed Revocation of Previous Council Decision - 12 November 2009 (Minute No 4085) - Agenda Briefing Notice of Motion provided by Mayor Howlett on 14 May 2021:
In relation to a decision of Council made on 12 November 2009, which provides for the Agenda Briefing Sessions, conducted by the City's senior officers to Elected Members for the purpose of explaining the items to be considered at the following week's Council meeting, to be held in private.
That Council revokes the following Council decision made on 12 November 2009, in accordance with the attached Notice of Motion:

'That Council Agenda Briefing Sessions not be open to the public in future and that they be conducted under the same procedures as those which operated prior to being open to the public'
That Council adopt the Officer recommendation. Motion was lost due to lack of an absolute majority.
13/05/2021 2021/0072 Digital Assets Notice of Motion provided by Cr Terblanche on 29 April 2021:

That Council requests WALGA South Metro Zone to recommend to WALGA State Council that it:

1. Investigate the possibility of Local Governments in WA usilising Digital Assets to facilitate:
a: investing par tof their Reserve Funds/ Investment Portfolios into the Digital Assets Market,
b. accepting Digital Assets as a payment form for services and rates; and
2. Identify what changers would be required to the Local Government Act and the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations to facilitate such undertakings
That Council receives the report. That Council adopts the Officer Recommendation No further action required
11/03/2021 2021/0033 Investigate a Parking permit Scheme for Employees of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in Cockburn Central Notice of Motion provided by Cr Stone at the February 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting:

"That Council Investigates the implementation of parking permits specifically to DFES employees exempting them from any timed parking limits within Cockburn Central.

That Council:

(1) RECEIVE the report and notes that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services does not support a scheme which provides for its staff to be offered exemptions from timed parking limits within the Cockburn Town Centre area; and
(2) DOES NOT implement a parking permit scheme specifically for Department of Fire and Emergency Services Cockburn Central employees accordingly

That Council adopt the officer recommendation No further action required
11/02/2021 2021/0015 Corporate - Strategic Planning and Budget Policy Amendment - Contingency Funds Notice of Motion provided by Cr Stone at the December 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting:
“That Council amends the Corporate Strategic Planning and Budget Policy Clause 1 (6) by establishing and incorporating a set of guidelines for the use of budgeted Contingency Funds.”
 
That Council note the report and refer the attached ‘Corporate Strategic Planning and Budget’ Policy to the Delegated Authority and Policies Committee for consideration. That Council adopt the officer recommendation. Policy referred to 25 February 2021 Delegated Authority and Policies Committee Meeting
11/02/2021 2021/0014 Cr Separovich - Proposed Policy to Appoint Elected Members to External Committees, Reference Groups and Sub Committees By email received on 10 December 2020, Cr Separovich submitted the following Notice of Motion:
‘That Council have a new policy drafted to govern the process by which Elected Members are selected and appointed to external committees, reference groups and council subcommittees, with the proposed policy to be submitted to the first DAP Committee meeting in the new year, for consideration and referral to Council.
 
That Council:

(1) notes the information in relation to the appointment of Elected Members to Council Standing Committees, Reference Groups and External Organisations; and

(2) refers the attached Policy “Elected Members Appointments and Training – Standing Committees, Reference Groups, Boards and External Committees” to the Delegated Authority and Policies (DAP) Committee for further consideration
That Council adopt the officer recommendation Policy renewed and report presented to Policy Committee Meeting 25 February 2021
10/12/2020 2020/0263 Delegate - South West Corridor Development Foundation (Inc.) (SWCDEF) By email received 18 November 2020, Cr Smith formally resigned as Council appointed delegate to the SWCDEF (Inc.), citing her inability to attend the meetings, due to conflicting work commitments.
In her notice of resignation, Cr Smith stated she had discussed the matter with Cr Widenbar, who had expressed his interest in being formally appointed to SWCDEF by Council as its delegate. Accordingly, Cr Smith has formally nominated Cr Widenbar as the City’s SWCDEF delegate.
That Council:
(1) notes the resignation of Cr Lee-Anne Smith as its appointed delegate to the South West Corridor Development Foundation (Inc.) (SWCDEF);

(2) appoints Cr Tom Widenbar as its delegate to SWCDEF; and

(3) advises the South West Group accordingly.
That Council adopt the officer recommendation South West Corridor Development Foundation (Inc.) advised that Cr Widenbar is now Council Delegate.
10/9/2020 2020/0199 Bus Service to Calleya Estate (1) Liaise with Main Roads Western Australia and the Public Transport Authority to secure a full access at Ghostgum Avenue and Armadale Road intersection, which will provide the best outcome for the public transport operation within the estate;
(2) Seek feedback from the Treeby Residents Association on the proposed potential future bus routes presented within the Treeby Public Transport Strategy and an alternative alignment for bus services provided by the Public Transport Authority for the public transport operations within the estate;
(3) Write to all residents within the Calleya Estate seeking feedback on the proposed potential future bus routes presented within the Treeby Public Transport Strategy and the alternative alignment for bus services provided by the Public Transport Authority for the public transport operations within the estate;
(4) Advise the Treeby Residents' Association of the outcome; and
(5) Write to the Minister for Transport to exercise best endeavours to include the proposed bus route in the next stage budget.
That a report be prepared to a future Council Meeting on potential bus routes within the Treeby locality and the timing of the provision of those routes, following consultation with the Public Transport Authority and the Minister for Transport's office. That Council adopt the officer recommendation. Options in relation to the bus routes and timing of the provision of those routes being investigated.
9/7/2020 2020/0154 Cultural Awarenss Training (1) That cultural awareness be included in the Elected Member induction process, within one month of being elected to Council; and
(2) Write to WALGA seeking to include cultural awarenss as a unit in the Elected Member compulsory training package.
That Council:
(1) ensure the Cultural Awarenss Training, as specified in Action 8(b)iv of the City of Cockburn Reconciliation Action Plan, be arranged for all Elected Members and Executive Staff, by December 2020;

(2) require the training to be repeated every two years, in the two months following each Ordinary Council Election; and

(3) proposed that the 'Effective Community Leadership' Training Module conducted by the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) includes a component for 'Cultural Awareness' to be a mandatory learning outcome. 
That Council adopts the Officer recommendation with the inclusion of the following:

(4) reaffirms its commitment to the City of Cockburn Reconciliation Action Plan (2018-2020);

(5) reaffirms its commitment to fostering a diverse and connected community, one where everyone feels safe and included;

(6) condemns all forms of racism, hate, bigotry and discrimination; and

(7) writes to the Aboriginal Reference Group to advise of these outcomes.
Training arranged for Elected Members during August/September 2020.  Diarised for follow up after 2021 Council Elections.

WALGA contacted to consider incorporation of Cultural Awareness Training as an essential module to its training program for Elected Members of all local governments in the State.

The Aboriginal Reference Group has been advised of Council decision.
14/5/2020 2020/0104 WALGA Forum - Environmental Vandalism & Anti-Social Behaviour - Regional Parks The City write to the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) to express support to an initiative proposed by the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Community Advisory Committee for a forum to be convened to discuss options to address environmental damage, vandalism and anti-social behaviour that is affecting Regional Parks.

Reason
During the past year at the quarterly Regional Park Community Advisory Committee Meetings discussion has focused on the serious ongoing issue of escalating damage to regional parks due to illegal access, malicious damage to property and theft of flora and flora.
To seek ways to address these issues, the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Community Advisory Committee has requested support from the other respective Community Advisory Committees (8) through a joint letter to WALGA, requesting that WALGA convene a forum to discuss options to address vandalism and anti-social behaviour affecting Regional Parks.
The City should be seen to support the request given it has responsibility for managing portions of the Beeliar, Jandakot and Woodman Point Regional Parks. The issue is of particular concern at the moment to the Treeby area residents, particularly in the Calleya Estate.
In order for the City’s delegates to raise the matter at the next WALGA zone meeting, a resolution of Council is required
That Council write to the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) to express support to an initiative proposed by the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Community Advisory Committee for a forum to be convened to discuss options to address environmental damage, vandalism and anti-social behaviour that is affecting Regional Parks. That Council adopt the recommendation subject to including Clause (2) which reads as follows:

(2) advise the Resident Associations of Council decision:
 
1. In particular Treeby that includes Regional Parks joining or included in their suburbs;
 
2. The Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Community Advisory Committee; and
 
3. The Beeliar and Jandakot Regional Park Committees and Cockburn Environmental Groups
Correspondence forwarded to WALGA.
14/5/2020 2020/0102 Proposed Amendments to Policy 'Community Engagement; That Council adopt the amendments to the City’s Community Engagement Policy by including new items (2) Principles of Consultation, (3) Timeframes, (4) Council and (5) Accountability as outlined below; and changing the numbering on the current policy items - Diversity and Community Engagement Framework to (6) and (7) respectively.

1. The City will identify stakeholders by considering any persons, groups or organisations that could be affected by, or are interested in, the matter under consideration.
a. Where there is an active resident group representing an area, that group is to be included in the consultation. 
b. A minimum area of impact radius of 500m is required for all stakeholder identification and engagement activities.

2. The City will identify and implement the most appropriate methodology to both meet the needs of stakeholders and to best inform the City’s decision-making processes. Methods of engagement could include questionnaires, meetings, focus groups, interviews, forums or workshops, amongst others.

3. The City will endeavour to make appropriate background information and contextual material available to consultation participants to support understanding of the relevant legal, statutory, strategic and/or local context.

4. The City will employ sound social research and data collection methods and will adhere to professional, ethical standards and codes of practice for the analysis and reporting of consultation outcomes

(3) Timeframes:
1. The City will ensure that the timing and duration of consultation activities has due regard for conflicting priorities such as public holidays, school holidays, Council elections and/or other consultation activities.
2. Where practicable, no engagement is to take place between the last Council Meeting of the calendar year and the first Council Meeting of the New Year, unless specified by Council or a legislated requirement.
3. Unless otherwise stipulated by statutory regulations, a minimum of 28 days for community consultation will be required.

(4) Council
1. Elected Members are to be made aware of any community engagement occurring within the City where appropriate.
2. Projects with a high level of media interest, operational or financial implication are to be considered by Council prior to engagement.

(5) Accountability
1. Community Engagement will be included in relevant reports to Council.
2. Major community engagement projects are to have a feedback loop to participants.
3. The City will ensure that consultation outcomes are shared with the community where appropriate.
4. All Community Engagement activities are to be reported in the City’s Annual Report.

Reason Behind the Motion
The City of Cockburn has experienced a number of instances where lack of community consultation has caused a high level of angst in the community, and Council has had to defer making decisions on items due to the lack of community consultation. Specifically, this occurred as recently as the April OCM where the Council motioned for deferral of its decision to approve a Child Care development in Beeliar to allow for further community consultation on this project.
A further example includes a residential development on Berrigan Drive in South Lake, where a public meeting was required to discuss concerns from the perceived lack of community consultation. Even the City’s resident groups frequently ask why they were not approached for comment in relation to items that were out for public comment in the suburb which they represent.
Upon comparison of the City’s Community Engagement Policy with other Local Government Community Engagement policies such as City of Wanneroo, City of Joondalup and City of Armadale, it is very evident that we are missing a number of key details for community consultation. Whilst our Policy outlines IAP2 core values, it does not specifically give direction or guidance on application of these values.
The proposed amendments in this motion seek to help resolve the issues that the City is experiencing with the community consultation, and ensure a clearly defined policy with a higher level of accountability when conducting Community Engagement.
That Council:

(1) receive this report; and

(2) following the lifting of restrictions surrounding COVID-19, invite the City’s Community Engagement Advisor and a planning representative to meet with Elected Members and present the City’s Community Engagement processes and Development Application provisions in more detail.
That Council:

(1) seeks public comment on the proposed amendments as outlined below to the City’s Community Engagement Policy by including new items (2) Principles of Consultation, (3) Timeframes, (4) Council and (5) Accountability; and changing the numbering on the current policy items - Diversity and Community Engagement Framework to (6) & (7) respectively.

(2) Principles of Consultation:
1. The City will identify stakeholders by considering any persons, groups or organisations that could be affected by, or are interested in, the matter under consideration.
a. Where there is an active resident group representing an area, that group is to be included in the consultation unless otherwise stipulated by statutory regulations.
 
2. The City will identify and implement the most appropriate methodology to both meet the needs of stakeholders and to best inform the City’s decision-making processes. Methods of engagement could include questionnaires, meetings, focus groups, interviews, forums or workshops, amongst others.

3. The City will endeavour to make appropriate background information and contextual material available to consultation participants to support understanding of the relevant legal, statutory, strategic and/or local context.

4. The City will employ sound social research and data collection methods and will adhere to professional, ethical standards and codes of practice for the analysis and reporting of consultation outcomes.

(3) Timeframes
1. The City will ensure that the timing and duration of consultation activities has due regard for conflicting priorities such as public holidays, school holidays, Council elections and/or other consultation activities.
2. Where practicable, no engagement is to take place between the last Council Meeting of the calendar year and the first Council Meeting of the New Year, unless specified by Council or a legislated requirement.
3. Unless otherwise stipulated by statutory regulations, a minimum of 28 days for community consultation will be required.
(4) Council
1. Elected Members are to be made aware of any community engagement occurring within the City where appropriate.
2. Projects with a high level of media interest, operational or financial implication are to be considered by Council prior to engagement.

(5) Accountability
1. Community Engagement will be included in relevant reports to Council.
2. Major community engagement projects are to have a feedback loop to participants.
3. The City will ensure that consultation outcomes are shared with the community where appropriate.
4. All Community Engagement activities are to be reported in the City’s Annual Report.

(2) advertise the proposed amendments to Policy ‘Community Engagement’ for public consultation and then refer the matter to the Delegated Authority and Policies Committee for consideration
Report to be presented to the November 2020 Delegated Authorities & Policies Committee Meeting to allow enough time for community consultation.
9/4/2020 2020/0074 Options for the Control of Roaming Cats That Council investigates options for the control of roaming cats in the municipality. Investigations should cover, but not be restricted to:
  • Mandatory sterilisation of all cats;
  • A total ban initially in greenfield developments, but eventually across the whole of the City of Cockburn;
  • Measures of containment of existing domestic cats and methods of enforcement;
  • Non-invasive monitoring of native animals prior to and post the introduction of cat containment measures;
  • Effective feline trapping methods; and
  • Possible rebates for residents compliant with the new measures.
Reason
Domestic and feral cats cause severe damage to native wildlife and the
Council needs to address this matter as soon as possible. The
Australian Wildlife Conservancy estimates that more than 75 million
native animals are killed by cats (domestic and feral) every day in
Australia. That's over 27.5 billion each year. Native ARC does not support cats roaming and believe cats should be contained to the owner's property at all times and preferably within the residences.
That Council:
(1) receives the report;

(2) awaits the completion of investigations into cat control options; and

(3) receive a report to a future Council Meeting with recommendations for the strengthening of Cat Laws within the City of Cockburn and any other measures resulting from the investigations.
Officer's recommendation adopted. Investigation into options being conducted.
12/3/2020 2020/0052 Prepare for a Possible Covid-19 Spread to the City of Cockburn That Council investigate what, if anything can be done from a Local Government perspective, to prepare for a possible COVID-19 spread to the City of Cockburn and especially the possible non-health related preparations that could be taken in advance if a lock down were to occur. That Council note the report. That Council note the report. No further action required.
13/2/2020 2020/0027 Appointment of Members to the Chief Executive Officer Performance & Senior Staff Key Projects Appraisal Committee Cr Michael Separovich submitted a Notice of Motion to appoint himself, Cr Eva and Cr Widenbar as members of the CEO Performance & Senior Staff Projects Appraisal Committee, rather than as deputies to the Committee That Council:
(1) pursuant to Section 5.11A(1) of the Local Govenment Act 1995 (The Act), terminates the appointments of Cr M Separovich, Cr P Eva and Cr T Widenbar as Deputy Members of the Chief Executive Officer Performance & Senior Staff Key Projects Appraisal Committee (the Committee); and
(2) pursuant to Section 5.10(1) (a) of the Act, appoints Cr M Separovich, Cr P Eva and Cr T Widenbar as members of the Committee.
That the Officers recommendation be adopted.  
13/2/2020 2020/0025 Climate Change Impact on the City of Cockburn That Council,
1.   Declare we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils.
2.   Reaffirm our commitment to collaborate with other Councils and Governing bodies through forums such as WALGA in order to take collective action to reduce the carbon emissions of our municipalities.
3.   Recognise that the technology, expertise and capacity exists for humans to mitigate and adapt to this global challenge, but that collaboration and action is essential.
4.   Acknowledge that the City of Cockburn is likely to be substantially affected by climate impacts, particularly sea level rise, heat waves, fire, drought and floods.
5.    Remain a leader in emission reductions, climate change adaptation and mitigation amongst the local government bodies of Western Australia.
6.    Request that the City’s Climate Change Strategy for the next decade, to be developed in 2020, adopt a guiding principle that all Council operations reduce carbon emissions towards the reduction targets contained in the Paris Agreement.
7.         Acknowledge the endeavours of  young people across the world to highlight the need to take urgent action on the dual crises of climate change and species extinction and ask the CEO to convene a Concept Forum that includes representatives from bodies such as School Strike 4 Climate and Uni Students for Climate Justice together with climate scientists, indigenous representatives, an expert economist specialising in the impacts of climate change and how to mitigate them, community members and other specialists in the field.  The findings from the Concept Forum would be presented at a future Councillor briefing session.
That Council:
(1) note the report; 

(2) request WALGA to facilitate and implement a position on climate change initiatives on behalf of all local authorities in Western Australia; and

(3) include public consultation on the declaration of a climate change emergency when reviewing the City's greenhouse emission reduction and adaption plans.
That Council receive the report. No further action required.
13/1/2020 2020/0005 Confidential Staff Matter Confidential attachment to the Agenda That Council considers the Notice of Motion received from Cr Chontelle Stone, as provided under separate confidential cover Confidential Staff Matter as contained in the Confidential Report was considered and adopted behind closed doors Matter completed by resolution of Council
12/12/2019 2019/0246 Proposed Addition to Council Meeting Business Procedures That Council includes a provision in the Ordinary Council Meeting agenda for a new item called "Delegates Report" That Council:
(1) not amend its business procedure to include the provision of “Delegates Reports” at Ordinary Council Meetings, and
(2) refer the matter to the Delegated Authorities and Policies (DAP) Committee for consideration of including the process in the “Attendance at Conferences, Seminars and Training“ Policy
Officer's recommendation adopted 12/12/2019 - Report prepared and submitted to the Delegated Authorities & Policies (DAP) Committee Meeting - 27 February 2020
12/12/2019 2019/0247 Register of Notices of Motion That Council develops a Register of Notices of Motion raised by Elected Members that includes a progress status and is published on the City's website That Council establishes a Register of Notices of Motion to be published and regularly updated on the City of Cockburn website for a trial period of 12 months, following which public access data be reviewed to determine whether the Register is retained Officer's recommendation adopted Register implemented and published on City's website effective December 2019
12/12/2019 2019/0248 Adopt-A-Park Programme in Cockburn That Council creates an Adopt-A-Park Programme in Cockburn That Council note a detailed report will be prepared and presented to the 13 February 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting Officer's recommendation adopted 12/12/2019 - Report prepared and submitted to the Ordinary Council Meeting - 13 February 2020
12/12/2019 2019/0249 Planning Investigation Area Jandakot / Treeby - Sub-Regional Planning Framework That Council:
(1) Write to the State Government advocating for land investigation seeking options for Jandakot residents and ratepayers
(2) Bring the date to commence assessment forward from 2023 to 2020.
(3) Seek a briefing for residents, executive and elected members from the State Government outlining their response.
That Council advocates to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) that the Planning Investigation Area Jandakot/ Treeby within the Sub-regional Planning Framework should be prioritised and undertaken Officer's recommendation was not adopted No further action as no other motion was carried
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