ITEM-17 NOM 25/06/09 - RESCISSION MOTION - BULLOCK ISLAND RAIL CORRIDOR MOTION: (COUNCILLORS M OSBORNE/T CRAKANTHORP)
Council rescind Part B of its decision of 16 June 2009 in respect of Notice of Motion Item 13 - Bullock Island Rail Corridor ie:
Pursuant to Council's unanimous motion on 2 December 2008 affirming our commitment to the revitalisation of the city centre as a key strategic priority, we now resolved:
1 That Council endorse the city revitalisation recommendations of the Hunter Development Corporation Report "Newcastle City Centre Renewal - March 2009".
2 That the General Manager bring to Council a report detailing the items contained in the Corporation's report which can be implemented by council forthwith subject to funding provision;
3 That the General Manager apply to the Major Cities Unit of the Australian Government for funding assistance to implement the recommendations of the Corporation's report;
4 That Council reaffirms its commitment to an integrated public transport system, including enhanced transport links to and from the City and the development of a modern transport interchange for future growth, and strongly advocates that the New South Wales Government endorses, plans for and funds the preferred transport options in the Corporation's report in conjunction with the outcomes of Council's Traffic and Transport Study including options for the Wickham Future Transport Corridor.
Following discussion, there being two speakers for and two against the Rescission Motion, Councillor Connell moved that the motion be put.
The motion to put the motion was put to the meeting and the Lord Mayor called for a show of hands which resulted as follows:
For the motion 8
Against the motion 5
The motion to put the motion was declared carried on the result of eight votes to five votes.
Councillor Osborne was then asked to take his right of reply.
The motion to rescind Council's decision of 16 June 2009 in respect of Notice of Motion Item 13 - Bullock Island Rail Corridor was put to the meeting and the Lord Mayor called for a division which resulted as follows:
For the motion: Councillors S Claydon, T Crakanthorp, N Nelmes, M Jackson, M King and M Osborne
Against the motion: The Lord Mayor, Councillors G Boyd, A Buman, S Connell, B Cook, B Luke and S Sharpe.
The motion was declared defeated on the division of six votes to seven votes.
Note: Council's decision of 16 June 2009 stands as resolved on that date.
PROCEEDINGS IN BRIEF
Councillor King indicated that when this matter was last debated he made comments that implied hypocrisy on behalf of Councillor Osborne. Councillor King advised that he had checked his notes and the minutes and Councillor Osborne had been 100% correct and he had been 100% wrong.
Given that Councillor King had made the statements in this forum he considered it appropriate to apologise to Councillor Osborne. He also apologised to the other Councillors who he implied but didn't publicly name.
The meeting concluded at 9.30pm.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
No backdown from outrageous Bullock Island process
This is what happened when Council considered the rescission motion, including the use of the "guillotine" by Cr Connell...