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					MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
GREATER TAREE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 2 PULTENEY STREET,
TAREE, ON WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2007 COMMENCING AT 5.00 PM


PRESENT                        :     Cr E M Loftus (Mayor) in the Chair, and Crs
                                     J D Byrne, H L Hannah, P J Hogan, W M McKeough OAM,
                                     M K Marks, M A Richardson PSM, L R Sweeney, A L
                                     Tickle, D J West, J Westwater and R B Wilson.

IN ATTENDANCE                  :     General Manager, Directors Engineering, Planning &
                                     Building, and Managers Administration and Development
                                     Control.

For the purposes of ensuring the accuracy of the Minutes, a tape recording of the
proceedings was made.

2BOB Radio recorded the proceedings of the meeting for later broadcast.


MINUTE NO
               1      PRAYER AND INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND RECONCILIATION
                      STATEMENT
               The Meeting was led in Opening Prayer by Pastor Gary Mason, following which
               the Mayor delivered the local government prayer and recognised the traditional
               inhabitants of the land and paid respect to their elders and heritage.

               2      APOLOGIES (GT415-2)
               Nil

               3      DISCLOSURES OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST (GT416-4)
               Cr Loftus declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect of Item 5.1 having
               received a financial contribution from one of the objectors towards his
               election campaign in 2004.

    132        4     RECORDING OF MEETING
               MOVED Cr West/Hogan
               That approval be granted for the meeting to be videotaped by television
               cameras.
                                                                           CARRIED

               5      STAFF REPORT
               Director Planning & Building Report

    133        ITEM 1 – REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF DETERMINATION – PROPOSED ADULT
                        SERVICES – LOT 8 DP 836179 – 12 FLAMETREE CLOSE TAREE (24/2008D)
               Submissions received in response to the request for submissions following
               the Request for Review of Determination were distributed to Councillors.
               Pastor Peter Dawson and Mr David Embury, Pastor Felicity Hodson and Mr
               Chris Bower addressed the Meeting in respect of this Item.

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MINUTE NO
               MOVED Cr Loftus/McKeough
               That Council, having reviewed the Planning Committee determination of 12
               September, and having taken into account those additional submissions
               lodged in response to the notification of Request for Review of
               Determination, re-affirm the Planning Committee Determination of 12
               September 2007 to refuse the Development Application 24/2008 seeking
               consent for the establishment of a brothel and escort agency upon land
               known as Lot 8 DP 836179 Flametree Close, Taree on the following
               grounds:
                “(i)   Social Grounds – The development will ruin the amenity of the area and
                       adversely impact on the residential and social amenity of the cul de sac
                       and the future walkway link from the cul de sac to residential area and
                       the reputation of the street.
                (ii)   Economic Grounds – The Development will have a detrimental effect on
                       businesses in the area.
                (iii) Planning – The Development is in the wrong locality and the parking is
                      inadequate, safety issues are unable to be addressed for the cul de
                      sac, and there are already residences in proximity to the proposed
                      development.”
               An AMENDMENT was MOVED Cr West/Byrne
               That Council, having reviewed the Planning Committee determination of 12
               September, and having taken into account those additional submissions
               lodged in response to the notification of Request for Review of Determination
               approve Development Application 24/2008 seeking consent for the
               establishment of a brothel and escort agency upon land known as Lot 8 DP
               836179 Flametree Close, Taree, subject to conditions 1 to 51 as detailed in
               the Report to the Planning Committee Meeting on 12 September 2007
               subject to the addition to Clause 9 of “The premises shall be inspected at
               least twice per year by Council staff to ensure compliance with the conditions
               of consent”.
               The AMENDMENT on being put to the Meeting was CARRIED.
               The AMENDMENT became the MOTION and was again CARRIED.
               Crs Loftus, Hogan, McKeough and Westwater requested that their names be
               recorded as having voted against the Motion.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 6.30 pm.


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…………………………………………MAYOR……………………………..GENERAL MANAGER


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