Council Meeting

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 26 February 2018

 

 An Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held at 7.00pm on Monday 26 February 2018 in the Dragon Room on Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, for the consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.


BUSINESS

·      National Anthem

·      Prayer

·      Acknowledgement of Country

·      Apologies

·      Disclosures of Interest

·      Public Addresses to the Meeting

·      Minutes of Previous Meetings

·      Mayoral Minutes

·      Matters of Privilege

o  Condolences

o  Other

·      Reports from Committees

·      Environment and Planning

·      Finance and Governance

·      Assets and Infrastructure

·      Community and Culture

·      Notices of Motion

·      Questions with Notice

·      Confidential Items


Ordinary Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 26 February 2018

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Council Meeting - 18 December 2017 (17/396)

Committee Reports

CCL001-18       Report of the Environment and Planning Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018

(Report by Executive Support Officer, Executive Services).................................... 3

CCL002-18       Report of the Finance and Governance Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018

(Report by Executive Support Officer, Executive Services).................................... 6

CCL003-18       Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018

(Report by Executive Support Officer, Executive Services).................................... 8

CCL004-18       Report of the Community and Culture Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018

(Report by Executive Support Officer, Executive Services).................................... 9

Environment and Planning

Nil

Finance and Governance

Nil

Assets and Infrastructure

Nil

Community and Culture

CCL005-18       Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)............ 11

 

Precis of Correspondence

Nil


 

 

Notices of Motion

NM001-18          Construction of a Skate Park in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................... 25

NM002-18          Establishment of a 'City Futures' Unit

(Report by Councillor Symington)............................................................................ 26

NM003-18          Report on Progress of Resolutions of Council

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 27

Questions with Notice

Nil

Mayoral Minute

Nil   

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   CCL001-18        Report of the Environment and Planning Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018 

Author:              Executive Support Officer, Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items ENV001-18 to ENV003-18 (inclusive), detailed below, be adopted by Council in accordance with the delegations set out in the Terms of Reference for the Finance and Governance Standing Committee.

 

ENV001-18       Economic Development Advisory Committee - Membership

(Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi)

(a)     That Council consider the Expressions of Interest received from those persons wishing to be considered as members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

(b)     That Council add a membership category for the Community Services Sector in addition to a community representative to be included in the Terms of Reference.

(c)     That Council add a membership category for Sport and Recreation Sector to be included in the Terms of Reference.

(d)     That Council amend the Terms of Reference (Membership) to remove the organisation NSW Southern Region Chinese Business Association.

(e)     That Council appoint members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee as per Paragraph 14 of the officer’s report but excludes sub paragraph k. NSW Southern Region Chinese Business Association.

(f)      That Council note the proposed meeting dates for 2018.

 

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

ENV002-18       Appointment of members for the new Local Planning Panel (LPP), formerly known as Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel (IHAP)

Item (b) of the recommendation was moved and voted on separately.

(Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias)

(b)     That Council appoint the following community members on the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel:

·    Cameron Jones

·    Erin Sellers

·    Henry Wong

·    George Vardas

·    Annette Ruhotas

Each Community Representative is to be appointed for all wards such that they can operate on a rotational basis throughout the year to allow flexibility and efficiency for the operation of the Local Planning Panel.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Councillors Katris, Badalati and Kastanias

Against the Motion: Councillors Landsberry, Agius and Payor

Voting being equal the Chair used his casting vote in favour of the Motion.

The Motion was therefore CARRIED.                            

Items (a) (c) and (d) were then moved and voted on separately.

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati)

(a)     That Council appoint the Chair, Mr Adam Seton, and two (2) Alternate Chairs, Mr Paul Vergotis and Ms Sue Francis, in accordance with the recommendation by the Minister Planning.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati)

(c)     That Council appoint independent expert members on the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel to undertake its determination and review functions of development applications and consideration/recommendation of planning proposals in the following manner:

          Determination Panel Members:

·    Michael Leavey

·    Russell Olson

          Alternate - Determination Panel Members:

·    Juliet Grant

·    Helen Deegan

          Review Panel Members:

·    Milan Marecic

·    Jason Perica

          Alternate Review Panel Member:

·    Sandra Robinson

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:           Councillors Hindi, Kastanias, Badalati and Agius

Against the Motion:   Councillors Katris, Landsberry and Payor

The Motion was CARRIED.

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati)

(d)     Each member is to be appointed in accordance with the terms and conditions identified by the Minister for Planning and the Department of Planning and Environment.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous


 

ENV003-18       Georges River Principal Local Environmental Plan

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati)

That:

(a)     The report on the Georges River Principal Local Environmental Plan be received and noted.

(b)     Council endorse the preparation of a Housing Strategy, Community Participation Plan and Local Strategic Planning Statement for the Georges River local government area.

(c)     Council endorse the preparation of a principal Local Environmental Plan for the Georges River local government area.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Financial Implications

1.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

D18/31282

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   CCL002-18        Report of the Finance and Governance Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018 

Author:              Executive Support Officer, Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation

That the Committee recommendations for items FIN001-18 to FIN005-18 (inclusive), detailed below, be adopted by Council in accordance with the delegations set out in the Terms of Reference for the Finance and Governance Standing Committee.

 

FIN001-18         Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes from 17 July 2017

(Report by Internal Auditor)

(Councillor Wu and Councillor Liu)

That Council note the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee for 17 July 2017 provided as an attachment to this report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

FIN002-18                    Advice on Court Proceedings - December 2017/January 2018

(Councillor Liu and Councillor Symington)

That the information be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN003-18         Investment Report as at 30 November 2017

(Report by Team Leader Financial Reporting)

(Councillor Tegg and Councillor Liu)

That the Investment Report as at 30 November 2017 be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN004-18         Investment Report as at 31 December 2017

(Report by Financial  Accounting Officer)

(Councillor Liu and Councillor Symington)

That the Investment Report as at 31 December 2017 be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN005-18         Property Matter - Proposed Road Closure and Sale of Land - Part Buchanan St, Carlton, Lot 3 in DP734336 and Lot 12 in DP627414

                            (Report by Strategic Property Officer)

(Councillor Liu and Councillor Symington)

(a)     That the General Manager be authorised to lodge a road closure application with the Department of Industry (Lands & Forestry) for part of Buchanan St, Carlton (Buchanan Street Lot) adjoining Lot 3 in DP734336.

(b)     That upon closure of the road and creation of a new lot that the subject lot be classified as Operational Land in accordance with Section 31 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

(c)     That the Buchanan St Lot, Lot 3 in DP734336 and Lot 12 in DP627414 be sold to the owner of 280-290 Railway Pde, Carlton as generally detailed in this report and that the above lots be consolidated within this property upon sale.

(d)     That the General Manager be authorised to execute the Contract for Sale, Transfer Document and all other associated documentation to effect the closure of the road, the creation of a new freehold lot, and the sale of Lot 3 in DP734336, Lot 12 in DP627414 and the Buchanan Street Lot.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Financial Implications

1.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

D18/31282

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   CCL003-18        Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018 

Author:              Executive Support Officer, Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation

(a)  That the Committee recommendations for item ASS001-18, detailed below, be adopted by Council in accordance with the delegations set out in the Terms of Reference for the Finance and Governance Standing Committee.

 

ASS001-18        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 6 February 2018

(Councillor Katris and Councillor Elmir)

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 6 February 2018 be adopted by Council.

 

Financial Implications

1.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

D18/31285

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   CCL004-18        Report of the Community and Culture Standing Committee - Meeting held on the 12 February 2018 

Author:              Executive Support Officer, Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

Recommendation

That the Committee recommendations for items COM001-18 to COM006-18 (inclusive), detailed below, be adopted by Council in accordance with the delegations set out in the Terms of Reference for the Finance and Governance Standing Committee.

 

COM001-18       Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry)

(a)     That this agenda item is deferred to the next meeting of Council on Monday 26 February 2018 for Council consideration and adoption.

(b)     That staff involved in organising the 2018 Lunar New Year event be congratulated by Council for delivering a great event.

(c)     That the minutes from the MEAC meetings held on 13 November 2017, 13 December 2017 and 16 January 2018 be amended to correctly reflect the attendance of committee members, and be presented to Council for adoption accordingly.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM002-18       Sponsorship Request - One Billion Rising

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry)

(a)  That Council note the in-kind sponsorship support provided to Kogarah Community Services for the total value of $305.64 for its annual One Billion Rising event held on Friday 9 February 2018 at Kogarah Town Square.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM003-18       Sponsorship Request - Council Charity Golf Day - 9 March 2018

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Liu)

(a)     That Council approve the in-kind sponsorship request of $7,661 to the St George and Lugarno Lions Clubs for the Council Charity Golf Day to be held on 9 March 2018 at Hurstville Golf Course.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM004-18       Sponsorship Request - 2018 Combined Australian HANSA Class Championship

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry)

(a)     That Council approve the in-kind sponsorship request of $844 to the Kogarah Bay Sailing Club for its 2018 Combined Australian HANSA Class Championship to be held from Friday 30 March to Sunday 2 April at Dover Park East.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM005-18       Georges River Starlight Cinema and Night Market

(Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry)

(a)     That Council notes this report on the upcoming Georges River Outdoor Starlight Cinema series and Night Market series scheduled from February to March 2018 at different locations across the Georges River Area.

(b)    That Councillors liaise with the Director Community and Culture to explore the potential for having a themed night market series.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM006-18       2017-18 Community Grants Program Round 2 Timetable and Guidelines

(Councillor Liu and Councillor Landsberry)

(a)     That Council approve the 2017-18 Community Grants Program – Round 2 Guidelines with the program to be delivered between March and June 2018.

 

Record of Voting

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Financial Implications

1.      Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

D18/31287

 

 

 

   


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Community and Culture

Item:                   CCL005-18        Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018. 

Author:              Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Community and Culture

Recommendation

(a)     That Council note and retrospectively endorse the proposed expenditure increase from $120,000 as adopted in Council’s 2017/2018 Lunar New Year event budget, to $224,000 (87% expenditure increase) and the General Manager be requested to provide recommendations to Council as to possible funding sources as part of the Quarter 2 finance report.

(b)     That Council adopt the retrospective recommendations contained within the minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee meetings held on 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

Executive Summary

1.      The minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) meetings held at 5pm on 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018 are attached for Council’s consideration and adoption.

2.      Many of the Advisory Committee’s recommendations propose an increase in the expenditure budget for the Lunar New Year event as detailed below.  As the Committee has no delegation to incur expenditure above the adopted event budget of $120,000, approval from Council is now required.

Financial Implications

3.      The Advisory Committee has recommended the following increases in expenditure:

Item

Council approved budget 2017/18

Recommended budget increase 2017/18

 

Income

·    Stalls

·    Sponsors

·    Rides (*estimated income)

 

$6,000

$60,000

$0

 

$16,000

$78,000

$10,000*

Total estimated income

$66,000

$104,000

Expenses

·    Staff and administration

·    Production and operations

·    Performers

·    Festival Floats

·    Rides and activities

·    Traffic management

·    Marketing

·    Contingency

 

$16,000

$65,000

$4,000

$0

$6,000

$16,000

$14,000

$3,000


$16,000

$72,000

$20,000

$50,000

$20,000

$16,000

$20,000

$10,000

Total estimated expenditure

$120,000

$224,000

Net estimated cost to Council

$54,000

$120,000

4.      As the expenditure exceeds the adopted budget for the event, the General Manager will explore appropriate alternate funding sources as part of the Quarter 2 budget review process in the coming month.

 

File Reference

D18/31019

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 13 November 2017

Attachment 2

Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 21 November 2017

Attachment 3

Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 13 December 2017

Attachment 4

Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 16 January 2018

Attachment 5

Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 05 February 2018

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 26 February 2018

CCL005-18             Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

[Appendix 1]          Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 13 November 2017

 

 

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Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 26 February 2018

CCL005-18             Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

[Appendix 2]          Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 21 November 2017

 

 

Page 16

 

Major Events Advisory Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Christina Wu (Chair)

Councillor Vince Badalati

Councillor Nick Katris

Council Staff

Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events, Ms Margaret Le

Acting Manager Community and Cultural Development, Andrew Williams

Coordinator Library Programs, Ms Melinda McNaughton (Minute Taker)

 

Community Representatives

Mr David Dawson (left meeting at 5.02pm)

Ms Annie Tang

Mr Dominic Sin

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Wu, opened the meeting at 4.36pm.

Apologies  

Apologies were passed on for Councillor Colleen Symington, Councillor Nancy Liu, Director Community & Culture, David Tuxford

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Acknowledgement of Country

Councillor Wu acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Minutes of previous meetings

 

Recommendation:

That the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee held on 13 November 2017, to be submitted to Council on 27 November, be confirmed.

Moved by: Annie Tang

Seconded by:  Councillor Vince Baldati

 Committee Reports

MAJ001-17               Proposed 2018 Georges River Council Lunar New Year Advertising Schedule

(Report by Coordinator Communications)

Recommendation:

That the Major Events Advisory Committee receive and note the proposed advertising schedule for the promotion of Georges River Council’s 2018 Lunar New Year Festival.

Received and noted with the following recommendations:

Recommended that the media advertising for Sing Tao be increased to 4 x quarter page in line with other newspaper advertising.

Recommend advertising with radio stations 2AC, 2CR and 2OR.  If the SBS do not become a media sponsor, suggest reducing their radio package.

 

MAJ002-17               Lunar New Year Festival 2018 - event planning updates

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)

Recommendation:

That the Georges River Council Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receive and notes this report which provides event planning updates for Lunar New Year Festival 2018 and Australia Day Festival 2018.

Received and noted with the following recommendations:

Recommend that the application for performers for Lunar New Year be extended by two weeks.  Closing date 8 December.

Recommend the Lion Dance for the day time entertainment and the dragon dance for the evening performance.

The suggested guest list will be sent to committee members for consideration.

Sourcing for an MC for Lunar New Year will continue.

Andrew Williams will continue to liaise with Joe Siu to source the entertainer for the Lunar New Year evening performance.

Australia Day performers will be sourced and price and availability will be confirmed before the next committee meeting.

 

MAJ003-17               Magic of Christmas at Carss Bush Park Event Update

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)

Recommendation:

That the Georges River Council Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receives and notes this report which provides event planning updates for Magic of Christmas at Carss Bush Park

Received and noted.

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 5.40pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 26 February 2018

CCL005-18             Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

[Appendix 3]          Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 13 December 2017

 

 

Page 19

 

Major Events Advisory Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Christina Wu (Chair)

Councillor Vince Badalati

Councillor Nick Katris

Councillor Colleen Symington

Community Representatives

Mr David Dawson

Mr Dominic Sin (left meeting at 6.15pm)

Council Staff

Ms Margaret Le, Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events

Ms Melinda McNaughton, Acting Coordinator Events

Ms Samantha Glanville, Coordinator Events

Mr Andrew Williams, Coordinator Entertainment Centre

Ms Vicky Wong, Events Officer (Minute Taker)

 

Opening

The Major Events Advisory Committee Chairperson, Councillor Christina Wu, opened the meeting at 5:00pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Apologies 

Apologies were passed on from Councillor Nancy Liu, Annie Tang and David Tuxford – Director Community & Culture

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Minutes of previous meetings

Major Events Advisory Committee - 21 November 2017

RECOMMENDATION        Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

That the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee held on 21 November 2017 be adopted.

 

Council Reports

MAJ001-17        Lunar New Year Festival 2018 - event planning updates

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)

Recommendation    Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

a)   That the Georges River Council Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receives and notes this report which provides event planning updates for Council’s Lunar New Year Festival 2018 on Forest Road, Hurstville,

b)   That the MEAC reviews the applications received by Council for performers and stall holders for Lunar New Year Festival 2018 and makes recommendations,

c)   That to ensure the overall safety for attendees, Council staff, volunteers, contractors and suppliers, all recommended stall holders are sent an information pack outlining compliance requirements for food safety and Work, Health Safety as well as the penalties to stall holders should Council officers deem any non-compliance issues at the event,

d)   That Council officers hold meetings with recommended food stall holders as required, to ensure understanding of compliance requirements prior to the event date,

e)   That recommended stall holders are charged the three-tiered fee structure for their street stall site, as per Council’s adopted fees and charges 2017/18 which is:

a.   $300 – full fee

b.   $225 -  includes 25% discount for Local Businesses within LGA

c.   $180 – includes 40% discount for Non-Profit and Community Groups within LGA

          and any extra Event Management Provisions requested by the stall holders on their   applications are to be charged in accordance with Council’s adopted fees and charges.

f)    That the MEAC endorses the professional entertainers proposed for the night time entertainment program, with the order of the entertainment to be determined by Council officers.

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6:35pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 26 February 2018

CCL005-18             Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

[Appendix 4]          Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 16 January 2018

 

 

Page 21

 

Major Events Advisory Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Vince Badalati (Chair)

Councillor Nick Katris

Councillor Colleen Symington

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture, Mr David Tuxford

Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events, Margaret Le

Coordinator Events, Samantha Glanville

Events Officer, Vicky Wong

 

Community Representatives

Mr David Dawson, Community Representative

Mr Dominic Sin, Community Representative

Ms Annie Tang, Community Representative

 

Guest

Ms Cherie Smith, Local Controller State Emergency Service

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Badalati, opened the meeting at 5:03pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Mayor acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Apologies 

Councillor Christina Wu, Councillor Nancy Liu, Senior Constable Ray Kerridge 

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Major Events Advisory Committee - 13 December 2017

RECOMMENDATION

That the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee held on 13 December 2017 , as previously made available to each Councillor, be adopted.

 

 

Council Reports

MAJ001-18        Lunar New Year Festival 2018 - Event Planning Updates

(Report by Coordinator Customer Service)

Recommendation

(a)     That the Georges River Council Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receives and notes this report which provides event planning updates for Lunar New Year Festival 2018.

(b)     That the MEAC reviews and endorses the festival site map and stall holder locations.

(c)     That the MEAC endorses the final version of the entertainment program and the performer           donation criteria and amounts for each performer group.

 

 

MAJ002-18        Australia Day Festival 2018 - Event Planning Updates

(Report by Coordinator Customer Service)

Recommendation

(a)     That Georges River Council’s Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receives and notes this report on the upcoming Australia Day Festival to be held at Carss Bush Park on 26 January 2018.

 

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 5:52pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 26 February 2018

CCL005-18             Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 13 November, 21 November, 13 December 2017, 16 January 2018 and 5 February 2018.

[Appendix 5]          Minutes - Major Events Advisory Committee 05 February 2018

 

 

Page 23

 

Major Events Advisory Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 05 February 2018

 Present

Committee Members

Councillor Christina Wu (Chairperson)

Councillor Vince Badalati

Councillor Nick Katris

Councillor Nancy Liu (arrived at 5:10pm)

Councillor Colleen Symington

Community Representative David Dawson

Community Representative Annie Tang

Community Representative Dominic Sin

Council Staff

General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly

Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events, Margaret Le

Manager Community and Cultural Development, Scott Andrew

Coordinator Events and Sponsorship, Samantha Glanville

Events Officer, Vicky Wong (Minutes)

 

Observers

Councillor Con Hindi (left at 5:47pm)

 

Opening

The Chairperson, Councillor Christina Wu, opened the meeting at 5:02pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Chairperson acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.

Apologies 

There were apologies tendered for Director Community and Culture David Tuxford.

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Minutes of previous meetings

Major Events Advisory Committee - 16 January 2018

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Vince Badalati and Councillor Nick Katris

That the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee held on 16 January 2018 , as previously made available to each Committee member, be adopted with the addition that Vision Times Media is removed as a Media Partner due to the number of Media Partners already obtained for Council’s Major Events.

 

Council Reports

MAJ003-18        Lunar New Year Festival 2018 - Event Planning Updates

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Vince Badalati and Councillor Nick Katris

a)   That the Georges River Council Major Events Advisory Committee (MEAC) receives and

notes this report which provides event planning updates for Lunar New Year Festival 2018

b)   That the MEAC receives and notes the budget update for this festival of $66,000 over-expenditure due to the various enhancements to the festival

c)   That Council increases the 2019 Lunar New Year festival expenditure budget as part of the 2018/19 budget planning process

d)   That Council Officers investigate a backup MC within Council staff to support the main MC throughout the day

e)   That Council Officers circulate revised seating plan options incorporating the MEAC’s feedback

f)    That a group photo with all MEAC members is arranged on the day of the festival

g)   That Council Officers invite representatives from a range of community and sporting groups to ride on the Lunar New Year Festival Float

h)   That additional community representatives are extended invitations to the Lunar New Year Official Proceedings: Chinese Australian Services Society Limited, CanRevive Inc and Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW

i)    That an event debrief meeting occurs for the 2018 Lunar New Year Festival for the MEAC to commence planning and advising on the 2019 Lunar New Year Festival.

 

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 5:55pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 


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Notices of Motion

Item:          NM001-18                   Construction of a Skate Park in the Georges River Local Government Area

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

MOTION:

(a)       That Council investigate potential locations for the construction of a Skate Park within the Georges River local government area.

 

(b)       That the results of the investigation, along with an indicative construction budget, be reported to Council in March 2018.

 

 

File Reference

D18/31901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item:          NM002-18                    Establishment of a 'City Futures' Unit

Councillor:       Councillor Symington 

MOTION:

(a) That the General Manager, as part of the review and re-determination of the organisational structure as required by section 333 of the Local Government Act 1993, be requested to investigate the establishment of a ‘City Futures’ Unit (or similar) in order to:

(i)         Advance the status and influence of Georges River Council across all levels of government, and in particular, in the Sydney metropolitan area and the State of NSW;

(ii)        Enhance the reputation and brand of the City of Georges River (and its Council) through the preparation and delivery of a City Reputation Strategy;

(iii)       Allow a greater focus on advocacy for the City to assist in securing the necessary government investment towards infrastructure, grant funding, community programs and other government projects to support our population growth;

(iv)       Prepare a 30 year Vision for the City of Georges River to help shape the City with a solid future direction which will assist the Council to set the correct policies and invest in the right infrastructure to secure our economic and social fortunes for the long term. 

 

(b) That a report on the investigation, with options for the organisation structure and budget implications be provided to Council before 30 June 2018.

 

File Reference

D18/31926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item:          NM003-18          Report on Progress of Resolutions of Council

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report to Council on a quarterly basis, commencing in April 2018, detailing progress made on any outstanding resolutions from previous Council meetings.

 

File Reference

D18/32973