Assets and Infrastructure Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 11 December 2017

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Sandy Grekas (Chair)

Councillor Sam Elmir

Councillor Nick Katris

Councillor Lou Konjarski

Councillor Leesha Payor

Councillor Colleen Symington

Councillor Warren Tegg

 

Council Staff

Director Assets and Infrastructure, Mr Laurie O’Connor

Manager Infrastructure, Glen Moody

Acting Manager Project Delivery, Alison Hanlon

Executive Assistant to Director Assets and Infrastructure, Julie Attard

Project Delivery Administrator, Christine Irwin

Head of Executive Services, Jennifer Anderson

 

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Grekas, opened the meeting at 7.02pm.

Apologies 

Motion:      Councillor Elmir and Councillor Katris

 

That apologies be accepted from Councillor Stephen Agius and Councillor Rita Kastanias.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

Disclosure of Interest

Councillor Katris declared a Pecuniary Interest in ASS002-17 Item TAC149-17 James Street, Blakehurst – Proposed “Work Zone” adjacent to 623 Princes Highway – for the reason that his office has and is still providing unrelated Architectural Consultancy services to persons who have an interest in the site that is the subject of this item. Councillor Katris left the Chamber for this item and did not participate in discussions or voting on this item.

 

Public Participation

Nil.

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Assets and Infrastructure - 13 November 2017

Recommendation:             Councillor Katris and Councillor Elmir

That the Minutes of the Assets and Infrastructure held on 13 November 2017 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 Committee Reports

ASS001-17        Sydney Water - Waterway Health Improvement Program - Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek

(Report by Manager Project Delivery)

 

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Elmir

a)      That Council provide in principle support for the Sydney Water Waterway Health Improvement Program at Harold Fraser Reserve, Parkside Drive Reserve and Kogarah Bay Creek.

b)      That Sydney Water  is to provide written detailed  descriptions of the Harold Fraser Schematic Layouts Options A to F inclusive, outlining details of the naturalisation works of the existing stormwater canal.

          Details of the Planted Stormwater Treatment System (P10) and new water treatment           areas,  details of the new   park facilities (i.e.  the demolition and reconstruction of the           existing Amenities block  being proposed) and details of the landscaping works.

c)      That Sydney Water is to also indicate why Options C, E, and F are proposing almost double the amount of water treatment areas and retention systems as opposed to Options A,B, and D. Which option is the most pertinent option with regard to water treatment and what do they believe are the advantages and disadvantages of each individual option .

d)      That what, if any, funds are expected to be obtained from Council.

e)      That what is the timeline that is expected for the commencement  and completion of the works and how are the works intended to be staged.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

ASS002-17        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 December 2017

(Report by Traffic Engineer)

Recommendation:             Councillor Elmir and Councillor Katris

That the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2017 be adopted by Council, with the exception of Items TAC149-17 and TAC156-17 which were dealt with separately.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Note:     Councillor Katris left the meeting having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in ASS002-17 - Item TAC149-17 James Street, Blakehurst – Proposed “Work Zone” adjacent to 623 Princes Highway

 

TAC149-17       James Street, Blakehurst – Proposed Work Zone adjacent to 623 Princes Highway

 

Recommendation:             Councillor Symington and Councillor Elmir

 

That the recommendation contained within the Minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee meeting of 5 December 2017 be adopted by Council.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Note:          Councillor Katris returned to the meeting at 7.20pm.

 

TAC156-17        282-290 Forest Road, Hurstville – Construction Traffic Management Plan

Recommendation:             Councillor Symington and Councillor Elmir

That the matter be deferred for further consultation with businesses, including Westfield and in particular any impact that the work might have on pedestrian crossings in Humphreys Lane and Forest Road.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7.24pm.

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

Councillor Sandy Grekas