Here's what happened.
MOTION: (COUNCILLORS B COOK/G BOYD)
5.4.13 (Parks page 16) Adopt amendments - 5.4.13 (e) options 2a), and 2b) plus the words ‘by implementing Council’s November 2008 resolution’.
Councillor Nelmes asked the mover and seconder whether they would remove reference to the 10 small bird aviaries from Option 2a) and have the Blackbutt Working Group investigate their viability.
Councillor Cook indicated that he was not able to accept Councillor Nelmes' proposal.
AMENDMENT: (COUNCILLORS N NELMES/T CRAKANTHORP)
With regard to Option 2(a), Council retain animal enclosures and introduce Park Conservation Fees at Richley Reserve and Carnley Avenue Carparks. Lookout Road and Mahogany Drive carparks to remain free.
The Blackbutt Working Group with respect to economic development and sustainability will:
- Investigate the viability of the Blackbutt aviaries
- including the insurance money we are owed
- cost benefit analysis of removal/retention
- provide a report and recommendation to council within 3 months
Discussion then focused on the current insurance claim for the aviaries and the outcome of negotiations. The Acting Group Manager Corporate Services indicated that pending the insurance settlement a further report on the bird aviaries would be required to Council.
Several Councillors thought Council would be in a better position if it didn't adopt the recommendation to remove the aviaries at this stage.
Following discussion Councillor Luke moved a procedural motion that the matter lie on the table for three weeks.
The General Manager suggested an amendment that consideration of the aviaries be taken after the finalisation of the insurance negotiations.
Councillor Luke indicated that he would withdraw the procedural motion.
Councillor Nelmes then indicated that she would modify the amendment to remove the words remove 10 small bird aviaries only.
Councillor Cook advised that he would support removing the words from Option 2(a) in his motion.
The amendment was then put to the meeting and declared carried.
The Lord Mayor declared the motion amended.
The amended motion was put to the meeting and declared carried.
RESOLVED: (COUNCILLORS B COOK/G BOYD)
5.4.13 (Parks page 16) Adopt amendments - 5.4.13 (e) options 2a) as amended below, and 2b) plus the words ‘by implementing Council’s November 2008 resolution’. Council retain animal enclosures and introduce Park Conservation Fees at Richley Reserve and Carnley Avenue Carparks. Lookout Road and Mahogany Drive carparks to remain free.
Councillor Osborne wished his name recorded against voting for the resolution.