ESTABLISHMENT AND COORDINATION COMMITTEE (Special report) 28
A TEMPORARY LOCAL PLANNING INSTRUMENT 01/17 PROTECTION OF THE BUILDING KNOWN AS BRASCH’S SERVICE STATION, 108 BREAKFAST CREEK ROAD, NEWSTEAD 31
PUBLIC AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT COMMITTEE 33
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION – VOLVO HYBRID BUS AND MERCEDES CITARO TRIAL 35
INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE 36
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION – QUEEN’S WHARF BRISBANE – OVERVIEW OF IMPACTS TO MOTORCYCLE PARKING 37
CITY PLANNING COMMITTEE 38
A DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION UNDER SUSTAINABLE PLANNING ACT 2009 – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT – MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE FOR THEATRE, FUNCTION FACILITY, SHOP, FOOD AND DRINK OUTLET AND PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO CARRY OUT BUILDING WORK ON A QUEENSLAND HERITAGE PLACE – 179 ELIZABETH STREET, BRISBANE CITY 40
ENVIRONMENT, PARKS AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE 42
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION – CITY BOTANIC GARDENS – BRISBANE’S OLDEST PARK 51
B COMMITTEE REPORT – BUSHLAND PRESERVATION LEVY REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDED SEPTEMBER 2016 53
C PETITION – REQUESTING THAT COUNCIL NAME THE PARK AREA AT THE END OF HAMPTON STREET, EAST BRISBANE, AS WALLY GROUT PLACE OR PARK 53
FIELD SERVICES COMMITTEE 54
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION – FIELD SERVICES 2016 ACHIEVEMENTS 55
B PETITION – REQUESTING COUNCIL REMOVE LEOPARD TREES IN BLUEGUM PLACE, TAIGUM 56
LIFESTYLE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE 58
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION – BRISBANE CITY ARCHIVES 59
FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 60
A COMMITTEE PRESENTATION AND REPORT – NET BORROWINGS – CASH INVESTMENTS AND FUNDING FOR THE DECEMBER 2016 QUARTER 61
GENERAL BUSINESS: 62
QUESTIONS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN: 75
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN: 75
The Right Honourable the LORD MAYOR (Councillor Graham QUIRK) – LNP
Councillor SRI: I’d like to move the inclusion of acknowledgement of country as part of the meeting agenda. I am not proposing that we replace the prayer. I’m suggesting that it could go after that as part of the agenda.
Councillor SRI: My understanding is that under I think section 11 I can move an amendment to the agenda, or an addition to the agenda. So I just move that an acknowledgement of country be added to the agenda.
Councillor JOHNSTON: Seconded.
Chairman: It states in 11(2) in order of business, the order in which Council proceeds with the business for a particular meeting may be altered by the LORD MAYOR, resolution of Council or the Chairman if it relates to an apology or a leave of absence. So there is not a resolution of Council in that you haven’t moved urgency, so I don’t—
Councillor JOHNSTON: Point of order, Madam Chairman. I just refer you to 11(3)—
Chairman: Just a moment, Councillor JOHNSTON.
Chairman: Order! Do not start this Council meeting off in that way.
Councillor SRI, you are not actually changing the order or the business of the meeting. You are merely seeking to change the wording of the prayer which is part of the agenda.
Councillor SRI: No, sorry—
Chairman: And there has been no notice of motion that has—
Chairman: Councillor JOHNSTON!
Councillor JOHNSTON: Read the rules.
Chairman: Councillor JOHNSTON! I remind you of section 51 of the Meetings Local Law. When I am speaking, you do not interrupt.
Chairman: Councillor JOHNSTON! If you persist in interrupting, I will call for an adjournment until you can learn a little bit of decorum and behaviour in this place.
Councillor SRI, just resume your seat for a moment, please.
Councillor SRI, do you have your motion in writing, because it was fairly garbled in what you said. Do you have something specific in writing?
Councillor SRI: Yes, Madam Chair. I’d say the motion is that we include an acknowledgement of the traditional custodians as part of the agenda for Council meeting.
Chairman: I’ll give you three minutes for urgency to speak on that motion.
Councillor JOHNSTON: Point of order, Madam Chairman.
Chairman: Councillor JOHNSTON! I am treating this as an urgency motion. There is no notice of motion, and I am treating this as an urgency motion. You have three minutes to—
Councillor JOHNSTON: Point of order, Madam Chairman.
Chairman: Point of order, Councillor JOHNSTON.
Councillor JOHNSTON: Thank you, Madam Chairman. I refer you to section 11(3) which states that, “If the agenda is sought to be amended by motion in accordance with subsection (2)(b), the motion may be moved without notice”. This is not a suspension of Standing Orders. This is a completely different section that relates specifically to the agenda, and it does not place any time limits on it.
It is a substantive motion about whether the agenda should be altered, and I would urge you to take some advice, because it is very clear that this is not a suspension of Standing Orders but a motion to add the traditional acknowledgement after the prayer to the agenda. In that sense we would be voting on a substantive motion before us today, not on urgency. So I just urge you to seek some advice, because the rules say that a motion can be moved. This is not a suspension of Standing Orders.
Chairman: DEPUTY MAYOR, I seek an adjournment for five minutes, please.
At that time, 2.06pm, it was resolved on the motion of the DEPUTY MAYOR, seconded by Councillor MARX, that the meeting adjourn for a period of five minutes, to commence only when all Councillors had vacated the Chamber and the doors have been locked.
Council stood adjourned at 2.07pm.
Chairman: The meeting has been declared open.
Chairman: Be quiet Councillor JOHNSTON. Councillors, please show due acknowledgement when you enter the Chamber at all times.
As I have previously stated, under section 11(2) of the Meetings Local Law, it is only the order in which Council proceeds with the business for a particular meeting which may be altered. If a Councillor wishes to put forward an additional item to the agenda, it should be undertaken as I had previously explained.
Councillor SRI: Point of order, Madam Chair.
Chairman: Point of order, Councillor SRI.
Councillor SRI: I am sorry for the confusion. I thought I was moving this under 28(3) which allows me to basically move to add things to the agenda. I understand that to be the point of that section 28(3). It is not an urgency motion, it is just moving to add something to the agenda.
Chairman: Councillor SRI, the addition of an item to the agenda should be in writing as a motion on notice or in accordance with the Standing Rules. Therefore, what you have undertaken is not appropriate.