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9 February 2022

  • Council to establish community engagement on nuisance-driving behaviour, including a hooning "have your say" hotspots map

  • Council supports noise camera trial in Bayside

9 February 2022

10.9 Notice of Motion - Community Engagement on Nuisance-Driving Behaviour

The following person lodged a written submission:
• Paulene Dowd, affected neighbour, speaking for the officer recommendation. The following person spoke at the meeting:
• Sandra Smith, affected neighbour, speaking for the motion, by phone.

Resolved on the motion of Councillors Douglas and Werner

  1. That a report be prepared recommending a program for community engagement to collect information from the community on the locations and impacts of dangerous and nuisance driving behaviour on the Bayside Community. This would include:

    1. The location, days of the week, times of day and nature of the behaviour experienced;

    2. The nature and severity of the impacts being experienced by the community;

    3. Any suggestions of ways to prevent or mitigate the behaviour.

  2. That the report should recommend a deliberative approach using various channels for the engagement that will reach and collect the views of a cross section of the community, and also estimate the cost and a timeframe to undertake and report back on the engagement.

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9 February 2022​​

8.5 Code of Meeting Practice - Adoption Post Exhibition

RESOLUTION Minute 2022/035

Resolved on the motion of Councillors Nagi and Saravinovski

  1. 1  That the report on results of the public exhibition process be received and noted.

  2. 2  That the revised new Code of Meeting Practice [v6] be adopted inclusive of the amendments being the amendments placed on public exhibition as version 5 [v5] and the publicly exhibited new amendments to the NSW Government Model Code of Meeting Practice 2021 (consisting of mandatory provisions, non- mandatory provisions, and administrative amendments).

AMENDMENT
Moved by Councillors Douglas and Barlow
That the officer recommendation be adopted subject to the following:

• Cl 11.11 of the Model Code being included with the additional words added to that clause being “or otherwise the words “unanimous” being recorded when all voting is the same.” [Note this is the clause require the councillor names being recorded for the way they voted or recording a unanimous vote is all voted the same way];

It will then read as follows:

11.11 All voting at council meetings, (including meetings that are closed to the public), must be recorded in the minutes of meetings with the names of councillors who voted for and against each motion or amendment, (including the use of the casting vote), being recorded, or otherwise the words “unanimous” being recorded when all voting is the same

  • Clauses 11.6-11.9 and clause 11.13 of the Code being omitted [Note- these are superseded].

  • Clause 20.24 of the Model Code being included [Note- this requires the name of councillors being recorded in the committee meetings like the Council meeting minutes i.e. 11.11].

    DIVISON

    Division called by Councillors Werner and Nagi

    For: Councillors Werner, Barlow, Hanna and Douglas

    Against: Councillors Curry, Morrissey, Muscat, Fardell, Jansyn, Nagi, Saravinovski, Tsounis, Awada, McDougall and Sedrak

    THE AMENDMENT WAS DECLARED LOST

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6 OCTOBER 2022: 7NEWS

Bay Street in Brighton Le Sands will be closed in summer

 

In a unique Sydney trial the brakes are being put on hoons who've turned Bay Street in Brighton Le Sands into an illegal drag strip.

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2 SEPTEMBER 2022: The Leader

Christie wants Bayside to be 'Beach Accessible'

 

Councillor Douglas put forward a Notice of Motion at the 24 August council meeting calling for Council to provide a report on beach matting and other ways Bayside beaches could be accessible for users with mobility issues.

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24 JUNE 2022: The Daily Telegraph

Cr Douglas supported keeping the wage the same


... for at least the next year until the council could clearly communicate to residents the need to increase rates. She said she did not believe residents understood the need for the rate hike.

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27 APRIL 2022: Yahoo News

'FED UP': Locals fume over carpark 'hoons'

Residents of a southern Sydney suburb are calling for changes in the community after being kept up at night due to hoons and drag races on the main road.

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8 MARCH 2022: The Sydney Morning Herald

Traffic noise: It sounds ‘like gunshots... it wakes up dogs, it wakes up babies’
 

Those same noises have ricocheted through Sydney’s Bayside community, said local activist Heidi Douglas who has been campaigning for a “peaceful Bayside”.

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15 FEBRUARY 2022: The Leader

Call for noise camera trial to stop hoons at Brighton Le Sands
 

The idea was suggested in the Notice of Motion submitted by Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas at the 9 February council meeting.

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4 FEBRUARY 2022: The Leader

See you soon, hoon

 

Bayside Council's smart camera technology being installed in Brighton Le Sands will be able to monitor anti-social behaviour, particularly car hooning. They will also be used to catch anyone defacing local businesses with graffiti.

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27 NOVEMBER 2021: The Leader

Meet the Bayside Council candidates: HEIDI DOUGLAS

 

Heidi Douglas is the founder and lead candidate for Peaceful Bayside. She is a grassroots community independent with a track record in striving and working to make Bayside better
Vote 1 Group B above the line in Ward 5 on 4 December

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2 OCTOBER 2021: The Leader

Adopt a Tree program to be explored by Bayside Council

 

Heidi Lee Douglas, of the Peaceful Bayside action group, spoke at the meeting in full support of the motion. "Trees are important for reducing carbon emissions and helping us tackle climate change. They're good for our mental health and increase the liveability of our cities"

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9 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader

Stock your mental health toolkit with free webinar

 

After weeks of lockdown, everyone is feeling strain. That's why it's so important to keep up your mental health and check in on others. Mental health clinician Mark Micelli recently chatted to Peaceful Bayside about restocking your mental health toolkit

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23 AUGUST 2021: The Leader

Renewing Bayside after COVID-19 lockdown

 

Renewing Bayside after lockdown is the subject of a webinar hosted by Peaceful Bayside on 26 August. After another extended lockdown, how can we breathe new life back into the empty Bay Street shopfronts?

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10 AUGUST 2021: The Leader

Restocking your mental health toolkit in lockdown

 

Mental health clinician and Bayside resident Mark Micelli will be imparting advice on how to restock your mental health toolkit for lockdown, at a free webinar hosted Peaceful Bayside on Thursday, August 12 at 7.25pm

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16 JULY 2021: The Leader

Car hoons in focus as Bayside rolls out new technology


Bayside has been trialling mobile Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) across the LGA. Following the success, the council will expand the technology to Brighton to tackle the problem of anti-social behaviour

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12 JUNE 2021: The Leader

Peaceful Bayside campaign targets women with new social group


A new Facebook group set-up by women in the Bayside local government area aims to support women through a range of issues including domestic violence and under-representation on local council

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18 MARCH 2021: The Leader

Bayside Council calls for NSW Government to install speed cameras on Bay Street

A video of a Holden ute crashing into a homeowner's fence on Vanston Parade in Sans Souci shows the latest in a string of hoon-related incidents in the suburbs around Brighton Le Sands, and Bayside Council has now launched a campaign against the behaviour

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12 November 2020: The Leader

Bayside Council and St George Police to tackle street safety

St George Police have set up Operation Overhaul during the summer period, bringing together Police from various units to tackle hooning and anti-social behaviour specifically along the Botany Bay foreshore

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7 NOVEMBER 2020: The Leader

Peaceful Streets Action Group drafts anti-car hoon strategy for Bayside

The newly-formed Peaceful Streets Action Group, Bayside and Surrounds will present a 2,500 signature petition to Bayside Council next week calling for action to reduce the impact of car hoons

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29 SEPTEMBER 2020: The Leader


New action group formed to tackle car hoons

​A petition for peaceful streets in Bayside has grown into a community action group demanding the state government intervene in road safety issues in the Bayside area

9 February 2022

Council supports noise camera trial in Bayside

9 February 2022

Council to 

The following person lodged a written submission:
• Paulene Dowd, affected neighbour, speaking for the officer recommendation. The following people spoke at the meeting:
• Mrs Josephine Butler, affected neighbour, speaking for the motion by phone.

  1. MOTION
    Motion moved by Councillors Douglas and Werner

    That a report be prepared examining the potential to use noise cameras to deter anti- social driving behaviour that impacts Bayside residents by way of excessive noise. The report is to include a review and analysis of the following:

    1. The legislative framework in NSW in relation to the potential use of noise cameras, including the ability for fines to be issued based on noise camera evidence;

    2. Any views of relevant authorities, such as the NSW Police, Transport for NSW, and the Environment Protection Authority;

    3. The noise camera program used in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea;

    4. The likely cost of using noise camera technology including purchasing equipment, integration, administration and operational costs, and potential revenue; and

    5. The feasibility of undertaking a trial of noise camera technology, particularly in the Brighton-Le-Sands area where noise generating anti-social driving behaviour is a known issue.

    AMDENDMENT

    Moved by Councillors Saravinovski and Tsounis

    1. 1  That, as a matter of urgency, Council writes to the Minister of Local Government seeking guidance and feedback on how existing or proposed legislation may support the use of noise cameras.

    2. 2  That Council write to the Minister of Local Government and the Minister for the Environment requesting legislative change to allow the use of noise cameras.

    THE AMENDMENT BECAME THE MOTION

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23 February 2022

Councillor Douglas appointed to 

  1. City Planning and Environment Committee:

  2.  City Works and Assets Committee:

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28 February to 2 March 2022.

cOUNCILLOR DOUGLAS ATTENDS LOCAL GOVERNMENT NSW CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY https://lgnsw.org.au/Public/Public/Events/Annual-Conferences/2022/2022-special-conference.aspx

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23 March 2022

12.3 Notice of Motion - Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation Plan

The following person spoke at the meeting:
• Stephen Bell, affected neighbour, speaking for the motion.

MOTION
Moved by Councillors Werner and Douglas

That this matter be deferred until the new organisational structure has been established.

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Council Meeting 23/03/2022 RESOLUTION

Minute No. 2022/107
Resolved on the motion of Councillors Werner and Douglas

That this matter be deferred until the new organisational structure has been established.

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5 MAY 2022: The Leader

Skateboarders safety concerns no light matter

Safety concerns for skateboarders will see Bayside Council investigate options for installing safer lighting at the new skatepark at West Botany Street in Rockdale.

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29 APRIL 2022: The Leader

For love or money or both: Bayside Council's superannuation debate
 

Superannuation for councillors will encourage more people to put their hand up to serve the community, Bayside Council was told this week.

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7 MARCH 2022: Dynamic Business

Women in politics: Rethinking the face of power
 

Reach for the stars, we tell young girls. Break that glass ceiling. Start your own business. But how vigorously do we urge them to use their talents to affect change by entering politics?

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5 FEBRUARY 2022: The Leader

Revive Wetland launch

 

Conservation Volunteers Australia launched the Revive our Wetlands Program at the Land Lights Wetland, Arncliffe last week to mark World Wetlands Day. The program is being undertaken by Conservation Volunteers Australia in partnership with Chevron Australia.

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10 JANUARY 2022: The Leader

Women a strong force in new Bayside and Georges River Councils

 

The new Bayside Council has a record number of female Councillors with seven women taking their place on the 15-member Council, including Councillor Heidi Lee Douglas.

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24 OCTOBER 2021: The Leader

Hannah shows how to cultivate your garden and community

 

Permaculture expert and author, Hannah Moloney will explain how to cultivate an urban garden and grow community ties when she appears in the Growing a Greener Bayside webinar on 4 November at 7.30pm

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22 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader

Bardwell Park resident gets crafty on new reality show

 

Ms Buchanan, the owner of Pink Cactus in Rockdale, has turned her love of craft into a career, and is now showcasing her skills on Ten's "Making It". On 5 October she will talk about her love of and the potential to grow arts and crafts in Bayside, in a Peaceful Bayside webinar

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3 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Leader

Learn how to paddle away from those lockdown blues

 

Lockdown has led to the Bayside Paddle Group being formed, to be a friendly place for locals to skill-share and celebrate members' paddling adventures on Botany Bay, and the Cooks and Georges Rivers

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18 AUGUST 2021: The Leader

Community clear on future of Muddy Creek

 

Recently, the community garden members were concerned to find that Bayside Council's draft Muddy Creek Masterplan proposes a road that goes straight through the garden that they have worked for years to build

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23 JULY 2021: The Leader

Peaceful Bayside launches council election campaign

 

Peaceful Bayside has three independent candidates standing for Bayside Council in the December 4 local government elections: Heidi Lee Douglas, Imroze Ali and Joyce Campbell

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15 JULY 2021: The Leader

Working From Home NOT CHILD's PLAY FOR Bayside COUNCIL STAFF


Peaceful Bayside wants to find a way to support Bayside Council workers and highlights the potentially negative consequences of Bayside Council's working from home directive to staff

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19 MAY 2021: Eastside FM Radio 89.5

RADIO INTERVIEW With presenter Virginia Lowe

​This week is national and international Road Safety Week, and local action group Peaceful Bayside is throwing its support behind a global call to embrace low speeder limits on suburban city streets where people and cars mix

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14 FEBRUARY 2021: Sydney Morning Herald


Waterfront suburbs crack down on drag racing, burnouts and ‘louts’ 

Heidi Lee Douglas said there had been a significant increase in dangerous driving and excessive noise pollution. She was almost killed twice in one week by vehicles driving too fast, generating “unbearably loud noise” and blowing smoke

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11 November 2020: 9News


'Living Hell': Residents call for increased police presence to deter hoons

Fed-up residents have banded together and presented a petition to their local council calling for more policing as hoons continue to make their lives hell

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17 OCTOBER 2020: The Leader

Scott loved performance cars – now he is trying to save our streets from car hoons

 

In his 20s he drove a turbo-powered Nissan Skyline R33 for about eight years until he had an accident. Recently he joined the Peaceful Streets Action Group

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25 JULY 2020: The Leader


Young Bayside mum takes on the car hoons

A young mother-of-two is taking on car hoons and rev heads who are invading Bayside

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