Council Meeting

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 28 May 2018

 Present

Council Members

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Sam Elmir, Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Nancy Liu, Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Warren Tegg and Councillor Christina Wu

 

Council Staff

General Manager - Ms Gail Connolly, Director Assets and Infrastructure - Mr Laurie O’Connor

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Acting Director Community and Culture - Ms Rebekah Schulz, Acting Chief Operating Officer - Mr David Tuxford, Director Transformation and Change - Ms Marissa Racomelara, General Counsel - Ms Jenny Ware, Acting Executive Manager - Office of the General Manager - Ms Samantha Charlton, Acting Head of Executive Services - Ms Vicki Hewitt, Executive Services Officer – Mr Neil Treadwell

 

 

Opening

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene, opened the meeting at 7.05pm.

 

National Anthem

The national anthem was sung at the commencement of the meeting.

 

Prayer

Mr Amratlal Bhatt from the Resourceful Australian Indian Network offered a prayer to the meeting.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Notice of Live Steaming of Council Meeting

The Mayor advised all present that this meeting is being recorded on audio tape for minute-taking purposes and is also being webcast live on Council’s website. This recording will be made available on Council’s website.

 

 

Apologies 

Resolved: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Tegg

That apologies for Councillor Badalati and Councillor Symington be accepted.

 

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Disclosures of Interest

The Mayor, Councillor Greene declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in item CCL025-18: FIN044-18 Sydney Cricket Association Inc. First Grade Ground of the Year Competition for the reason that he is the President of the St George District Cricket Club.

 

Councillor Grekas declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in item CCL023-18:

ASS008-18 Pedestrian Crossing at Letitia Street as Councillor Grekas is President of the Parents and Citizens at Oatley Public School.

 

Councillor Grekas declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CCL023-18:

ASS018-18 Tender for Construction of Renown Reserve Sports Amenities Buildings – Stronger Communities Fund as Councillor Grekas’ son play for Renown United Rugby League Club and her husband was a former Club Treasurer.

 

Councillor Kastanias declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CCL025-18:

FIN028-18 CCTV Cameras in Lugarno and Hurstville CBD as Councillor Kastanias resides and has a business in Lugarno.  The camera, however, would be installed for the community and there may be a perception of a conflict as her business is in close proximity to the proposed cameras.

 

Councillor Hindi declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CCL023-18: ASS014-18 Tender for Georges River Council – Stormwater Drainage Pipe Relining Works – Collaterised Debt Obligation (DCO) Recovered Funds as Councillor Hindi resides in Allawah Avenue.

 

Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr David Tuxford declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CCL025-18: FIN047-18 Tender T17/051 – Human Resource Information System (HRIS) – funded by the New Council Implementation Fund as Mr Tuxford’s brother works for a company who has tendered its services to Council.

 

General Manager, Gail Connolly declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in CCL024-18: COM018-18 Community Grants Program 2017-18 Round 2 as Ms Connolly is a voluntary coach at Connells Point Netball Club.  The Club has submitted an application for a community grant as part of Council’s 2017-18 Program (Round 2).  Ms Connolly is not an Office Bearer at the Club.

 

Public Addresses to the Meeting

 

ITEM

SPEAKER

NM038-18    14 and 16 Victoria Street, Kogarah - Heritage Property Review

Ayesha Sequeira-Losinno

NM031-18    Street Tree Management in Georges River Local Government Area

Brian Shaw - on behalf of the Hurstville Residents Association.

Matters of Privilege

 

·         Condolences

There were no matters of condolence.

 

·         Other

 

Councillor Grekas - extended her congratulations to Council’s Library and Museum staff in regard to the quality programs they are running for the community and the efforts of staff in delivering informative and excellent programs.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Greene - advised he had recently attended functions at the Museum and Libraries with other Councillors and supported Councillor Grekas in regard to her comments, further advising that the staff at these centres are to be congratulated for their quality work and commitment.

 

Councillor Grekas - congratulated the St George Business Awards’ nominees and winners and extended her congratulations to the Business Person of the Year, Mr Tony O’Connor from O’Connors Pharmacy Oatley; and to the Business of the Year, Mr Ray Wood from Jumbuck Meats Gourmet Butchery Oatley.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Greene - also extended his congratulations to the two businesses, advising that he attended the awards night with Councillor Hindi. It was a very successful evening. He also extend his congratulations to all the local area businesses that were nominated and those who were successful in their categories.

 

Councillor Hindi - attended the awards night with the Mayor and congratulated the business winners and those nominated and also the St George Leader for its support of the Awards. He also queried if a suitable venue was available to hold the business awards in the local area as the event was held in the Sutherland Shire.

 

Councillor Kastanias - congratulated all the winners and those businesses nominated however she was unable to attend the Awards ceremony.

 

Councillor Kastanias - advised that she had attended the Open Day for the St George Montessori Child Care Centre in Ogilvy Street and extended her congratulations to them on their Award received at the St George Business Awards.

 

Councillor Liu – advised that she attended the Chinese Community Open Day at the Civic Theatre with the Mayor, Councillor Greene, and extended her congratulations to the staff of the Community and Culture team for their efforts in organising a great event.

 

Procedural Motion: NM032-18 Women's Restroom Community Project - Share the Dignity Trial

 

Resolved: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Katris

 

That NM032-18 ‘Women's Restroom Community Project - Share the Dignity Trial’ be considered following consideration of other Notices of Motion listed on the Business Paper.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Council Meeting - 23 April 2018

Resolved:  Councillor Elmir and Councillor Grekas

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 23 April 2018 be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Committee Reports

CCL020-18       Report of the Environment and Planning Committee - Meeting held on 14 May 2018

Resolved:  Councillor Katris and Councillor Kastanias

That the recommendations of the Environment and Planning Committee held on 14 May 2018 with regard to items ENV011-ENV012 (inclusive) be adopted as follows:

 

ENV011-18        Reappointment of District Commissioner for Southern District

That the reappointment of The Hon Morris Iemma as the District Commissioner for the Southern District be endorsed.

 

ENV012-18        Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes Monday 30 April 2018

(a)  That the Environment and Planning Committee adopt the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held on Monday 30 April 2018.

(b)  That the following recommendation made at the meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting held 30 April 2018 be endorsed by Council:

 

(i)    That Councillor Hindi be appointed as Chairperson and Councillor Kastanias be appointed as alternate Chairperson of the Economic Development Committee.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

CCL023-18       Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting held on 14 May 2018

 

Note:     Councillor Grekas declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in this item (ASS018-18).

Resolved:  Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That the recommendations of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee held on 14 May 2018 with regard to items ASS009 – ASS021 (excluding ASS008-18 and ASS014-18) be adopted as follows:

 

ASS009-18        Approval to Seek Grant Funding (the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund)

That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to apply for funding via the Greater Sydney Sports Facility fund (and any other available NSW grant funding programs) for suitable projects within the 5 year capital works program.

 

ASS010-18        Tender for Development of Georges River Foreshore Access and                                       Improvement Plan - Office of Environment and Heritage - 2016-2017                                   Coastal and Estuary Grant Program

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from EMM Consulting Pty Ltd, in the amount of $208,925.00, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint EMM Consulting Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/005 Georges River Council Foreshore Access and Improvement Plan.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

(d)  That the report investigate the possibility of identifying incentives and mechanisms to private land owners in order to allow public access along the foreshore on their properties.

 

ASS011-18        Tender for Construction of Harold Fraser Oval Community Pavilion -                                 Stronger Communities Fund and S94A Funds

(a)  That, under Section 178 (1) (b) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council decline to accept any of the tenders for T17/036 Tender for Construction of Harold Fraser Oval Community Pavilion as outlined in the report.

(b)  That, under Section 178 (3) (b) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council invite, in accordance with clause 167, 168 or 169, fresh tenders based on the same or different details.

(c)  That Council inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution.

 

ASS012-18        Tender for Georges River Council Preferred Suppliers – Civil Construction                      Works - Operational Budget

(a)  That Council accepts the Tenders from Ally Property Services Pty Ltd (Ally Civil), KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/A KK Civil Engineering, Dxcore Pty Ltd, Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd, The Trustee for the Awada Civil Family Trust (Awada Civil) and Ezy Pave Pty Ltd, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tenderers appear to be the most advantageous and appoint Ally Property Services Pty Ltd (Ally Civil), KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/A KK Civil Engineering, Dxcore Pty Ltd, Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd, The Trustee for the Awada Civil Family Trust (Awada Civil) and Ezy Pave Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractors under the Contract Number T18/014 Georges River Council Preferred Suppliers – Civil Construction Works.

(b)  That Council appoints the Contractors outlined above for a period of three (3) years commencing 1 July 2018 with an option to extend the Contract for a further two (2) periods of twelve (12) months each subject to a Council resolution.

(c)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(d)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

ASS013-18        Tender for Cromdale Street, Mortdale - Drainage Culvert Upgrade -                                     Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) Recovered Funds

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Antoun Civil Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd, in the amount of $1,635,580.10, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Antoun Civil Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T17/048 Cromdale Street, Mortdale – Drainage Culvert Upgrade.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

ASS015-18        Tender for Construction of New Amenities Building at Oatley Memorial                             Gardens - Stronger Communities Fund

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Jag Building and Bricklaying Pty Ltd, in the amount of $228,410.00, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Jag Building and Bricklaying Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T17/027 Construction of New Amenities Building at Oatley Memorial Gardens.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

ASS016-18        Tender for Forest Road Hurstville - Upgrade Stage 2 - Undergrounding                             Overhead Power Lines - General Revenue

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Twin Connect Pty Ltd, in the amount of $570,020, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Twin Connect Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/010 Forest Road Hurstville - Upgrade Stage 2 – Undergrounding Overhead Power Lines.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

ASS017-18        Tender for Forest Road Hurstville - Footpath Upgrade - Stage 2 - General                         Revenue

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from KK Consultants Pty Ltd trading as KK Civil Engineering, in the amount of $898,975.00, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint KK Consultants Pty Ltd trading as KK Civil Engineering as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/016 Tender for Forest Road Hurstville - Footpath Upgrade – Stage 2.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

ASS018-18        Tender for Construction of Renown Reserve Sports Amenities Buildings -                       Stronger Communities Fund

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Sullivans Constructions Pty Ltd, in the amount of $2,061,427 (excluding GST), after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Sullivans Constructions Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T17/026 Tender for Construction of Renown Reserve Sports Amenities Buildings.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

(d)  That Council approves the allocation of $731,427 from the Asset Management Reserve Investment to fund this project.

 

ASS019-18        Tender for Building Upgrade and Modification Works at Beverly Hills Park                       Sports Amenities Building - NSW Government Community Building                                   Partnership Grant, Federal Government Community Development                                      Program and Infrastructure Plus

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Sullivans Constructions Pty Ltd, in the amount of $871,278 (excluding GST), after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Sullivans Constructions Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/018 Tender for Building Upgrade and Modification Works at Beverly Hills Park Sports Amenities Building.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

(d)  That Council approves the allocation of $50,000 from the Asset Management Reserve Investment to fund this project.

 

ASS020-18        Tender for Fire Services - T18/003 Operational Budget

(a)  That in accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW), the Tender from Fire Control Solutions Pty Ltd, in the amount of $232,732 for 3 years with a 3% annual increase, subject to confirmation of satisfactory financial capability and ability to fulfil obligations under the proposed contract, and having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Fire Control Solutions Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/003 subject to satisfactory outcome of the financial assessment.

(b)  Engage a secondary approved panel member Newsound Pty Ltd on a schedule of rates to support in the delivery of reactive and rectification services when and as required.

(c)  Inform the unsuccessful Tenderers; Springfield Group, Alliance Pty Ltd, Chubb Pty Ltd, Synergy Fire Security Pty Ltd and ARA Corporate Pty Ltd of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

(d)  Advise existing providers of intent to terminate existing services; Wormald Pty Ltd, Austratronics Pty Ltd, Andrews Fire, Chubb Pty Ltd.

ASS021-18        Tender for Mechanical HVAC - T18/002 Operational Budget

 

(a)  That in accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW), the Tender from Airmaster Australia Pty Ltd, in the amount of $105,842.41 for 3 years with a 2.5% annual increase, subject to confirmation of satisfactory financial capability and ability to fulfil obligations under the proposed contract, and having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Airmaster Australia Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/002 subject to satisfactory outcome of the financial assessment.

 

(b)  Engage two secondary approved panel members CBD Mechanical Pty Ltd and Coral Air Pty Ltd on a schedule of rates to support in the delivery of reactive and rectification services when and as required with no guaranteed volume.

 

(c)  Inform the unsuccessful Tenderers; Precise Air, RCR Infrastructure, Engine Services, Power Plus, Inter Chillers, NBR Mechanical of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

(d)  Advise existing providers of intent to terminate existing services; Coral Air Pty Ltd, Ash Refrigeration.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

CCL023-18       Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting held on 14 May 2018

 

Note:     Councillor Grekas declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in this item (ASS008-18), left the Chamber and did not participate in discussions or voting.

              Councillor Hindi declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in this item (ASS014-18), left the Chamber and did not participate in discussions or voting.

 

Resolved:  Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Elmir

That the recommendations of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee held on 14 May 2018 with regard to items ASS008-18 and ASS014-18 be adopted as follows:

 

ASS008-18        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 1 May 2018

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 1 May 2018 be adopted by Council.

 

ASS014-18        Tender for Georges River Council – Stormwater Drainage Pipe Relining                           Works - Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO) Recovered Funds

(a)  That Council accepts the Tender from Insituform Pacific Pty Ltd, in the amount of $198,001.02, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Insituform Pacific Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/017 Tender for Georges River Council – Stormwater Drainage Pipe Relining Works.

   

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(c)  That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Note:          Councillor Grekas and Councillor Hindi returned to the meeting at this stage.

 

 

CCL024-18       Report of the Community and Culture Committee - Meeting held 14 May 2018

Note:     The General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly, declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary Interest in this item (COM018-18).

 

Resolved:  Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Tegg

That the recommendations of the Community and Culture Committee held on 14 May 2018 with regard to items COM013-18 – COM018-18 (excluding COM012-18) be adopted as follows:

 

COM013-18       Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy

(a)  That Council endorse the attached draft Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy to be placed on public exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days.

(b)  That submissions received during the public exhibition period be reported back to Council together with any recommended changes to the draft Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy.

 

COM014-18       Sponsorship and Donation Requests

(a)  That Council retrospectively approves the in-kind sponsorship request of $1,205 to Club Rivers and Georges River Life Care for its ‘Sleep Out’ event held on Thursday 19 April in the lower level of the council car park in Littleton Street, Riverwood.

(b)  That Council approves the in-kind sponsorship request of $106 to the Lugarno FC for its U8 Gala Day event to be held on Sunday 3 June at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.

(c)  That Council approves the donation request to purchase a group booking (table of 10) totalling $3,500 for The Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation 10th Anniversary Autumn Gala Dinner to be held on Wednesday 30 May at Doltone House, Eveleigh.

(d)  That Council retrospectively approves the donation of $200 to the Recreation, Sports and Aquatics Club (RSAC) for its major fundraiser the 31st RSAC Charity Sports Lunch event which was held on 4 May at Bankstown Sports Bowls, Bankstown.

(e)  That Council include the approved donation/sponsorship on its Donations and Sponsorship register on the Council website.

 

COM015-18       Re-establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

(a)  That Council endorse the re-establishment of the existing Oatley Shopping Centre, Penshurst Shopping Centre, Kogarah CBD, Hurstville CBD and Riverwood Town Centre Alcohol Free Zones until 28 August 2022 in accordance with sections 644, 644A and 644B of the Local Government Act 1993, for the purpose of public exhibition;

(b)  That Council adopt the public consultation process that needs to occur to re-establish the existing Alcohol Free Zones in accordance with Section 644A of the Act for a period of no less than 14 days;

(c)  That any submissions received during the public exhibition period be reported back to Council together with any recommended changes to Council’s Alcohol Free Zones for adoption.

   

COM016-18       Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 16 April 2018

That Council adopts the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee meeting held on Monday 16 April 2018 except for Recommendation MAJ005-18(a).

 

COM017-18       Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 17 April 2018

That Council adopt the recommendations contained with the minutes of the Community Development and Services Advisory Committee meeting held on Tuesday 17 April 2018.

 

COM018-18       Community Grants Program 2017-18 Round 2

That the funding allocations for the Georges River Council Community Grants Program 2017-18 Round 2, as listed within Attachment 1, be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM012-18       Major Events Advisory Committee - Community Representatives

Resolved: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

That consideration of the report regarding the Major Events Advisory Committee – Community Representatives be deferred to the Council Meeting scheduled for 25 June 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

CCL025-18       Report of the Finance and Governance Committee - Meeting held 14 May 2018

 

Note:     The Mayor, Councillor Greene declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item (FIN044-18).

 

Note:     Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr David Tuxford declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item (FIN047-18).

 

Resolved: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Grekas

That the recommendations of the Finance and Governance Committee held on 14 May 2018 with regard to items FIN025-18 – FIN047-18 and FIN001A-18 (excluding items FIN027-18, FIN028-18 and FIN033-18) be adopted as follows:

FIN025-18                   Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Regional Aquatic Facility

(a)  That Council endorse the preparation of a Site Suitability and Feasibility Study on the development of a Georges River Regional Aquatic Facility in the Carss Park recreation and sporting precinct following the development and adoption of the Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy.

(b)  That Council endorse the allocation of $150,000 from the Aquatic Facilities Reserve in the 2018/19 Budget for the preparation of the Study.

 

FIN026-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Creative Cultural Strategy

(a)  That Council endorse the preparation of a Creative Cultural Strategy for Georges River Council.

(b)  That Council endorse the allocation of $200,000 from the remaining balance of the Collateralised Debt Obligations (CDO) Recovery Reserve for the creation and delivery of the Creative Cultural Strategy in the 2018/19 budget.

 

FIN029-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Waratah Private Hospital Car                               Parking

(a)  That this report is deferred to the Finance and Governance Standing Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday 12 June for further discussion. 

(b)  That current Councillors from the former Hurstville Council provide further information regarding the timeline and activities relating to the agreement between Council and the hospital owner at the time (being Cortez Enterprises), and that staff amend the report, if applicable, to be presented to the June Standing Committee.

(c)  That Council investigate the possibility of providing registered or bona fide volunteer persons with passes which reduces their cost of entry and stay.

 

FIN030-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Asbestos Education Program

That Council note the allocation of additional funds in the 2018/19 budget is not required to fund the development and implementation of an Asbestos Education Program as the program will be funded as part of the 2018/19 operational budget of the Environment, Health and Regulatory Services Department.

 

FIN031-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Energy Conservation and                                     Sustainability Policy

That Council note the allocation of additional funds in the 2018/19 budget is not required for the development and implementation of the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Policy and a further report will be presented to Council on a works program and funding options for Council’s key facilities.

 

FIN032-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Skate Park Options

(a)  That Council notes the preliminary preferred locations and estimated costs for skate parks within the local government area as outlined in the report.

(b)  That Council endorse the development of a detailed feasibility study for each of the preferred locations for skate parks.

(c)  That Council notes that funding is not included in the 2018-2019 draft Budget and that these works will be considered in a future capital works program, subject to the outcomes of the feasibility studies.

(d)  That Council applies for funding opportunities through relevant State and Federal Government Departments subject to the outcomes of the feasibility studies.

 

FIN034-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Defibrillators in Parks

(a)  That Council notes the cost of the installation of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) as outlined in the report.

(b)  That Council notes that funding is not included in the 2018-2019 Draft Budget and that these works will be considered in a future capital works program.

(c)  That Council applies for alternative funding opportunities through the NSW Office of Sport and other relevant grant bodies.

(d)  That, in the event that the proposed Councillors’ Discretionary Ward Fund is endorsed by Council, allocation of capital funding from this Fund be considered during the 2018/19 financial year.

 

FIN035-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Costings for Additional Works at                        Sans Souci Pool

(a)  That Council notes the additional costs at Sans Souci Pool to upgrade amenities and the toddler pool plant room.

(b)  That Council notes that funding is not included in the 2018-2019 draft Budget and that these works be considered in a future capital works program.

 

FIN036-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Councillor Ward Discretionary                              Fund

(a)  That Council endorse the draft Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy, as contained in Attachment 1.

(b)  That the draft Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy be referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Office of Local Government for their consideration.

(c)  That, a further report be provided to Council, subject to the receipt of any feedback from the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Office of Local Government, which may necessitate amendments to the Policy. 

(d)  That Council endorse the allocation of $1,000,000, consisting of $150,000 of non-capital funds and $850,000 capital funds in the 2018/19 Budget to facilitate the establishment of the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund.

 

FIN037-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Lighting/ Floodlighting at Major                           Sporting Fields

(a)  That Council notes the funding requests from the various sporting groups to upgrade the lighting at the various sports fields

(b)  That Council notes that funding is not included in the 2018-2019 Draft Budget and that these works will be considered in the future capital works program

 

 

FIN038-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Rebound Walls at Major Sports                           Fields.

(a)  That Council construct a trial rebound wall in Olds Park.

(b)  That, in the event that the proposed Councillors’ Discretionary Ward Fund is endorsed by Council, allocation of capital funding from this Fund be considered during the 2018/19 financial year for rebound walls in each ward, subject to a successful trial.

 

FIN039-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Annual Program to Improve the                           Streetscape, Pedestrian Safety and Public Domain at Public School                                   Entrances

(a)  That Council notes the cost of the annual program to improve the streetscape, pedestrian safety and public domain at public school entrances as outlined in the report.

(b)  That Council notes that funding is not included in the 2018-2019 draft Budget and that these works will be considered in a future capital works program.

(c)  That, in the event that the proposed Councillors’ Discretionary Ward Fund is endorsed by Council, allocation of capital funding from this Fund be considered during the 2018/19 financial year.

 

FIN040-18                    Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination - Mayor and                      Councillors fees for 2018-2019

That Council adopt the following fees for Councillors and the Mayor, effective from 1 July 2018:

(i)      Councillor fee of $25,160 per annum; and

(ii)     Mayoral fee of $66,860 per annum, in addition to the Councillor fee.

 

FIN041-18                    Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils - Proposed Changes                      to Governance and Structure

(a)  That Council endorse the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) proposal to establish a Council of Mayors and the implementation of an appropriate business model as outlined in the attached report - SSROC Council of Mayors and Incorporation (December 2017).

(b)  That SSROC be advised that Council requires the alternate delegate to the Mayor to be appointed by a resolution of Council.

(c)  That the General Manager provides a report reviewing on the ongoing membership of SSROC.

 

FIN042-18                    Mayor and Councillors Expenses and Facilities Policy - Results of                                     Exhibition

(a)     That the draft Mayor and Councillors Expenses and Facilities Policy, as attached to this report as Attachment 1, be endorsed.

(b)     That the Policy (when endorsed) be referred to the Office of Local Government and NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption for information.

 

FIN043-18                    Advice on Costs and Status of Council's Court Proceedings - April 2018

That the report, Advice on Costs and Status of Council’s Court Proceedings – April 2018, be received and noted.

FIN044-18                    Sydney Cricket Association Inc. First Grade Ground of the Year                                          Competition

(a)  That Council make an ex-gratia payment to Mr Rainis to the amount of $500 awarded to him by the Sydney Cricket Association Inc.

(b)  That Council sends letters of congratulations to the Hurstville Oval Ground Staff for their achievement in gaining 2nd Place in the Sydney Cricket Association Inc. First Grade Ground of the Year Competition.

 

FIN045-18                    Quarterly Budget Review for Quarter Ending 31 March 2018

(a)  That Council receives and notes the Third Quarterly Budget Review Report for the Quarter Ending 31 March 2018.

(b)  That Council approve the recommendations to maintain the current operational budget and proposed capital budget variations as detailed in this report.

 

FIN046-18                    Contract Number T18/006 - Tender for Insurance Services

(a)  That, under Section 178 (1) (a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council accept the tender from Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd in the amount of $1,063,715.00 being a Year 1 Premium, with having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous, and appoint Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/006 for a term of 4 years with an option to extend for 2 further years (1+1) subject to performance reviews.

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred supplier on behalf of Council.

(c)  Inform the unsuccessful Tenderers, Civic Risk Mutual Pty Ltd and AON Risk Services Australia Pty Ltd of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

FIN047-18                    Tender T17/051 - Human Resource Information System (HRIS) - funded by                      the New Council Implementation Fund

(a)  That, under Section 178 (1) (a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council accept the tender from Frontier Software Pty Ltd, in the amount of $599,980.00, with having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Frontier Software Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T17/051 subject to satisfactory outcome of the financial assessment.

 

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred supplier on behalf of Council.

(c)  That the unsuccessful Tenderer, TechnologyOne, be informed of the resolution to decline to accept their tender.

(d)  That Council note that the contract is funded from the New Council Implementation Fund (NCIF) allocation of $500,000 

 

FIN001A-18       Property Matter - Proposed Sale of Land - Coreen Avenue Peakhurst

(a)  That part 34 Coreen Avenue (part Lot 18 in DP31882), be sold to one or both of the owners of 605 and 607 Forest Road Peakhurst.

 

(b)  That should Council resolve to dispose of the land, Council determine the sale price of part Lot 18 in DP31882.

 

(c)  That the General Manager be authorised to execute the Contract for Sale, Transfer and all other associated documentation to effect the disposal of part Lot 18 in DP31882.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN027-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Proposed Public Amenities                                  Building at Pole Depot Park Penshurst

 

Resolved:  Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Wu

 

(a)  That the General Manager investigate an alternate design incorporating a reduced number of toilets and provide a revised cost estimate based on a smaller amenities building;

(b)  That the General Manager investigate options for an extension to the existing Pole Depot building in lieu of constructing a new stand-alone amenities building;

(c)  That Council write to the State Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure MP and the Federal Member for Banks, Mr David Coleman MP, requesting their support and a funding contribution towards the construction of additional public amenities in Pole Depot Park;

(d)  That a further report be submitted to Council for consideration of the new design and cost estimates.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN028-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of CCTV

Note:     Councillor Kastanias declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in this item.

 

Resolved: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Wu

That Council notes that the grant application for funding through the NSW Department of Justice (DoJ) Community Safety Fund was unsuccessful for Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) upgrades and new infrastructure in the Hurstville CBD and Lugarno.

 

FIN033-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Community Open Day Program

Resolved:  Councillor Elmir and Councillor Hindi

That Council endorse the allocation of $20,000 from the existing operational budget of the Office of the General Manager in the 2018/19 Budget to facilitate the Community Open Days Program, as outlined in this report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 Council Reports

 

CCL026-18       Waste Services Tender – T18/015

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Resolved:  Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Katris

 

(a)     That under Section 178 (1) (a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council accepts the Conforming Tender from SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd, after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd as the Contractor under Contract Number T18/015;

          (i) Part A – The processing and disposal of Collected Material from Waste Collection Services of the former Hurstville City Council; and

          (ii) Part B – The processing of Collected Material from Garden Organics Collection Services; and

          (iii) Part C – The collection and disposal of waste from Park and Public Litter Bins of the former Kogarah City Council.

(b)     That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractor on behalf of Council.

(c)     That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

(d)     That Council notes that the fees and charges and budget for waste disposal as published in the draft 2018/2019 Fees and Charges and Budget, which is currently on pubic exhibition, are sufficient in relation to this Tender.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Notices of Motion

 

NM031-18          Street Tree Management in Georges River Local Government Area

(Councillor Payor)

Resolved: Councillor Payor and Councillor Katris

(a) That, the General Manager provide an urgent report on the block removal of Tallowwood street trees (Eucalyptus microcorys) in Ocean Street, Kogarah and their replacement with a suitable species in accordance with the adopted Kogarah City Council Street Tree Management Strategy and Masterplan 2009.

 

(b) That a short term moratorium be placed on all further street tree removals in the Georges River Council local government area until such time as the development of Council’s Canopy Enhancement Program and the Urban Forest Strategy, including a Street Tree Masterplan, are considered and endorsed by Council.

 

(c)  That the short term moratorium not apply to street trees that pose a significant risk to human safety.

 

(d) That alongside the adopted Kogarah City Council Street Tree Management Strategy and Masterplan 2009 Council adopt the final draft Hurstville Street Tree Management Study 2015 as an interim policy for the management of street trees in the former Hurstville Council area until such time as Council’s Canopy Enhancement Program and the Urban Forest Strategy, including the Street Tree Masterplan, are endorsed by Council.

 

(e) That the Kogarah City Council Street Tree Management Strategy and Masterplan 2009 and the final draft Hurstville Street Tree Management Study 2015 be placed on Council’s website to ensure the public is aware of the adopted Policy in regard to the removal and replacement of street trees across the local government area.

(f)  That Council’s new Street Tree Masterplan include a database linked to GIS mapping to help guide planting of the most appropriate tree species based on site suitability, aesthetic, functional and biological attributes, performance and the potential to contribute to the local landscape character. This information can also be applied when seeking new tree planting opportunities in appropriate locations to maximise canopy cover and deliver ongoing environmental, economic and social benefits.

 

(g) That Council prepare a Significant Tree Register, to compile and use information to better conserve trees on public and private lands of a significant category, where nominations are successfully supported by the property owner or by Council adoption.

 

(h) The Council commence an appropriate communications strategy to (amongst other things) notify adjoining property owners of trees that have been listed on the Significant Tree Register and also provide information to the adjacent residents on the planting of new trees.

 

(i)   That Council notify the community and stakeholders (except where emergency works are required), of major tree planting projects and any other projects impacting on its street trees, through a permanent ‘street tree’ presence on Council’s website.

 

(j)   That relevant Ward Councillors be consulted prior to the removal of any street trees in their Wards.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

NM033-18           Free Learn to Swim Trial for Public School Children in Georges River Local Government Area

                            (Councillor Tegg)

Resolved: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Hindi

 

(a)  That Council request BlueFit Swimming to trial a free (needs based) learn to swim program for approximately 60 non-swimmers primary school students at the Hurstville Aquatic Centre commencing Term 3 (July 2018).

 

(b)  That the trial program include students from selected local public primary schools who have the highest number of students who cannot swim.

 

(c)  That Council receive a report after the trial program to discuss its success and the options available to Council to expand and/or subsidise the program to include all public primary schools in the Georges River local government area.

(d)  That the report also advise if the program would qualify for ‘Active Kids’ rebate, or any other funding options.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

NM034-18          Installation of Defibrillators in Council's Community Centres, Libraries and Leisure Centres

(Councillor Kastanias)

Resolved: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Katris

That further to Council’s recent decision to investigate locations for the installation of defibrillators at sporting grounds and passive recreation areas in the Local Government Area, the General Manager prepare a report to Council on the potential cost and locations to install new defibrillators at Council’s 18 community centres, schools, libraries and leisure facilities.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:          Councillor Kastanias left the Chamber at 8.22pm during discussion of the following       item and did not return to the meeting.

 

NM035-18          Suspension of New Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in Georges River Local Government Area

(Councillor Landsberry)

Resolved: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Katris

 

(a) That the General Manager urgently prepare a report to Council in June 2018 on the NSW Coalition Government's new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, to be introduced on 6 July 2018, and the impact that this new Code will have on the Georges River Council LGA, including the extent of the likely significant increase in the number of dwellings permitted in low density areas and; the approximate number of sites in the LGA where the new Code will allow the fast-tracked development of manor houses, duplexes and terrace houses in low density areas.

 

(b) That Council notes with serious concern that the new Code will allow Private Certifiers to approve 2 storey residential flat buildings comprising 3-4 dwellings, known as "manor homes", as well as duplexes and terrace housing, under the complying development approval process (SEPP) in R2 Low Density Residential Zones, with minimal neighbour notification and no requirement for objections to be considered.

 

(c)  That to protect our community from future impacts from the Code:

 

i.    Council immediately and concurrently prepare a Planning Proposal to:

 

a.     Prohibit manor houses from the R2 Low Density Residential Zone.

b.     Prohibit terraces/town houses/villa development from the R2 Low Density Residential Zone.

c.     Restrict dual occupancy development to current planning rules.

 

ii.   Submit the Planning Proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission for Gateway approval.

 

iii.  Delegate to the General Manager any administrative arrangements to progress the Planning Proposal, including exhibition, once a Gateway Determination has been received.

 

(d) That Council write to the Minister for Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP to seek an exemption from the Code’s SEPP amendments within the R2 zone and to request that Council’s local planning controls prevail over the SEPP until the Planning Proposal has been gazetted.

 

(e) That Council apply for grant funding of $2.5 million to assist in accelerating the preparation of the Georges River LEP review within a two year period, with such funds being used for studies, resources and other items needed to advance the LEP review within the required two-year period.

 

(f)  That the NSW Coalition Government’s policy changes and its implications for our City be widely communicated to the community.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

NM036-18          Review of Accreditation Process for Private Certifiers in NSW

(Councillor Landsberry)

Resolved: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Tegg

 

(a)  That Council write to the Minister for Planning the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, calling on the Berijiklian State Government to urgently proceed with its commitment to overhaul the regulation of Private Certifiers in NSW, as promised in the NSW Government Response to the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005, (Lambert Review) delivered by former Treasury Secretary Michael Lambert in October 2015.

 

(b)  That Council note its concern that the Lambert Review identifies systemic problems in building regulation in NSW, including "a lack of clarity about the roles, responsibilities, functions and accountability of private certifiers", and that the NSW Government’s commitment to “enhance certifier accreditation by re-writing the Building Professionals Act 2005 to revise its structure and content” as a priority reform, has not yet been delivered, despite the NSW Government’s commitment to introduce the new legislation into Parliament before the end of 2017.

 

(c)  That Georges River Council call on the Berijiklian State government to make the necessary legislative amendments to prevent accredited certifiers from having the authority to approve development under the Government’s new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code.  As the new Code will allow dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces to be developed under the complying development approval process in areas where medium density development is currently permitted under a council’s LEP, and that there is no requirement for objections to be considered or addressed, only Council certifiers should determine these applications, should the Code proceed or until the NSW Government has addressed the issues raised in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

NM037-18          Georges River Local Planning Panel Operational Procedures

(Councillor Landsberry)

Resolved: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Tegg

 

(a)  That the General Manager provide, as part of the quarterly report to Council on DA determinations, a listing of all items reported to the Local Planning Panel (LPP) including a summary of the Assessment Officer’s recommendation and the final determination made by the Panel.

(b)  That the General Manager provide the Georges River Local Planning Panel with a copy of Council’s resolution of 18 December 2017 regarding the Operational Procedures of the Panel and request the Panel to formally consider and respond to Council on the matters in that resolution including (amongst others):

 

              i.        the requested commencement times for meetings of 6pm;

            ii.        the request for the Panel to undertake its deliberations in open session;

           iii.        functions of the Panel that demonstrate transparency in development decisions and accountability to the community; and

           iv.        access to the Panel’s determinations by the applicant and the public on the same day the determination is made.

 

(c)  That the General Manager request the Panel to Webcast its meetings.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

NM038-18          14 and 16 Victoria Street, Kogarah - Heritage Property Review

(Councillor Katris)

MOTION: Councillor Katris and Councillor Tegg

(a) That Council not proceed with its resolution of 18 December 2017 endorsing a detailed review (at the applicant/owners’ costs) with respect to consideration of the heritage listing of 14 and 16 Victoria Street, Kogarah, and should it be identified that the properties do not have heritage value that a Planning Proposal be prepared (at the applicant’s cost) to Kogarah LEP 2012 to remove the heritage listing from the properties.

 

(b) That, having regard to the particular circumstances of the case, the financial hardship of the owner, and on compassionate grounds:

(i)   Council endorse a detailed review to be undertaken (at Council’s cost) with respect to consideration of the heritage listing of 14 and 16 Victoria Street, Kogarah;

(ii)  should it be identified that the properties do not have heritage value, that a Planning Proposal be prepared (at Council’s cost) to Kogarah LEP 2012 to remove the heritage listing from the properties; and

(iii) that the application fees payable for the Planning Proposal be borne by Council.

 

(c)  That Council, pursuant to section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 (Financial Assistance to Others) include the estimated cost of the heritage review, Planning Proposal and the associated fees in the Operational Plan (Budget) for 2018-19.

 

(d) That Council hold in abeyance, the collection of any property rates for 16 Victoria Street (including any penalty interest that may accrue) until such time as the property is sold, or an option suitable to the General Manager is taken, until 1 February 2020, whichever occurs first.

(e) That the General Manager enter into a Deed of Agreement and/or register a suitable interest over the property title that requires the owner to reimburse Council the full costs of the heritage review, Planning Proposal and associated fees, and all outstanding property rates at such time as the property is sold, or an option suitable to the General Manager is taken, until 1 February 2020, whichever occurs first.

 

The Motion on being put to the meeting was declared LOST.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: The Mayor, Councillor Greene, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Katris, Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Tegg.

Against the Motion: Councillor Agius, Councillor Elmir (abstained), Councillor Hindi, Councillor Konjarski, Councillor Liu, Councillor Payor and Councillor Wu.

 

Councillor Katris left the meeting at 9.13pm during discussion of NM039-18.

 

NM039-18          Proposed Sustainability Actions/Waste Diversion Options in Georges River Local Government Area

(Councillor Grekas)

Resolved: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

 

That, in an effort to divert rubbish from landfill and to encourage recycling and reuse efforts, the General Manager prepare a report to Council which investigates waste diversion options, including:

(i)         The Bower's Collection and Rehoming Service;

(ii)        Recommencing the Retail Your Rubbish program from the former Kogarah City Council for scheduled clean ups and the collection of clothing for reuse; and

(iii)       Actions that can assist to increase sustainability awareness throughout the schools in the Georges River Council area.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

NM040-18          Membership of Finance and Governance Committee

(Councillor Grekas)

Resolved: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Hindi

 

That Council endorse the inclusion of Councillor Grekas on the Finance and Governance Committee.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Councillors Grekas and Tegg left the meeting at 9.16pm.

 

Councillor Katris returned to the meeting at 9.18pm.

 

Councillor Katris left the meeting at 9.20pm.

 

Councillors Grekas, Katris and Tegg returned to the meeting at 9.21pm.

 

NM041-18          Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code

(Councillor Hindi)

MOTION:            This Motion was withdrawn by Councillor Hindi.

 

NM042-18          Georges River Local Planning Panel - Operational Procedures

(Councillor Hindi)

MOTION:            This Motion was withdrawn by Councillor Hindi

 

NM043-18          Provision of Women's Crisis/Refuge Accommodation in Georges River

(Councillor Hindi)

Resolved: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Payor

 

(a)  That Council allocate $60,000 in the 2018/19 budget to refurbish one of Council’s residential properties in Hurstville to enable the site to be utilised for a Women’s Crisis Accommodation/Refuge facility.

 

(b)  That Council undertake a public Expression of Interest process with suitably qualified service providers for the purpose of entering into a lease for the site and to manage the facility for a term of up to five years.

 

(c)  That Council lease the site for a peppercorn rental and subsidise the annual rental costs of $50,000 from the Donations and Sponsorship budget commencing in the 2018/19 financial year.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

NM032-18          Women's Restroom Community Project - Share the Dignity Trial

(Councillor Tegg)

Resolved: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Katris

 

(a)  That Council endorse the allocation of $10,000 as a donation from the 2017/2018 Donations and Sponsorship budget to the registered charity ‘Share the Dignity’ to provide menstrual hygiene products during the 2018/19 financial year for occupants of the proposed women’s refuge/crisis accommodation.

 

(b)  That the General Manager prepare a report to Council in relation to options for the development of a partnership with the registered charity ‘Share the Dignity’ for the installation of vending machines in the local government area to support women struggling to afford menstrual hygiene products, by providing these products free of charge.  The report shall address (amongst other things):

(i)    Options to conduct a trial installation of a vending machine in a Council facility(s);

(ii)  Estimated costs of installation of vending machines in Council facilities and the ongoing restocking costs of the vending machines by Share the Dignity (per annum); and

(iii) Suitable locations for the installation of vending machines in the local government area, include public and privately owned facilities.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Procedural Motion: FIN028-18 Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of CCTV

 

Resolved: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Hindi

 

That FIN028-18 ‘Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of CCTV’ be recommitted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN028-18                    Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of CCTV

 

Motion: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Wu

That Council notes that the grant application for funding through the NSW Department of Justice (DoJ) Community Safety Fund was unsuccessful for Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) upgrades and new infrastructure in the Hurstville CBD and Lugarno.

 

Amendment:    Councillor Hindi and Councillor Wu

(a)  That Council notes that the grant application for funding through the NSW Department of Justice (DoJ) Community Safety Fund was unsuccessful for Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) upgrades and new infrastructure in the Hurstville CBD and Lugarno.

 

(b)  That the Mayor write to the State Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure MP and the Federal Minister for Banks, Mr David Coleman MP requesting that each member provide funding contributions towards the $62,282 cost of new CCTV installations in Lugarno Shopping Village and Humphries Lane and Cross Street, Hurstville.

 

(c)  That Council allocate $62,282 capital funding from General Revenue for new CCTV installations in Lugarno Shopping Village and Humphries Lane and Cross Street, Hurstville in the 2018/19 financial year budget.

 

The Amendment on being put to the meeting was declared LOST.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Amendment: Councillor Hindi, Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Wu.

Against the Amendment: The Mayor, Councillor Greene, Councillor Agius (abstained), Councillor Elmir, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Katris, Councillor Landsberry, Councillor Liu, Councillor Payor and Councillor Tegg.

 

The Motion, as shown above, on being put to the meeting, became the Resolution of the Council.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Procedural Motion: NM035-18 Suspension of New Low Rise Medium Density Housing                                      Code in Georges River Local Government Area

                                      (Councillor Landsberry)

 

Resolved: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Hindi

 

That NM035-18 ‘Suspension of New Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in Georges River Local Government Area’ be recommitted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Resolved: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Katris

(a) That the General Manager urgently prepare a report to Council in June 2018 on the NSW Coalition Government's new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, to be introduced on 6 July 2018, and the impact that this new Code will have on the Georges River Council LGA, including the extent of the likely significant increase in the number of dwellings permitted in low density areas and; the approximate number of sites in the LGA where the new Code will allow the fast-tracked development of manor houses, duplexes and terrace houses in low density areas.

 

(b) That Council notes with serious concern that the new Code will allow Private Certifiers to approve 2 storey residential flat buildings comprising 3-4 dwellings, known as "manor homes", as well as duplexes and terrace housing, under the complying development approval process (SEPP) in R2 Low Density Residential Zones, with minimal neighbour notification and no requirement for objections to be considered.

 

(c)  That to protect our community from future impacts from the Code:

i.    Council immediately and concurrently prepare a Planning Proposal to:

a.     Prohibit manor houses from the R2 Low Density Residential Zone.

b.     Prohibit terraces/town houses/villa development from the R2 Low Density Residential Zone.

c.     Restrict dual occupancy development to current planning rules.

ii.   Submit the Planning Proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission for Gateway approval.

iii.  Delegate to the General Manager any administrative arrangements to progress the Planning Proposal, including exhibition, once a Gateway Determination has been received.

 

(d) That Council write to the Minister for Planning, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP to seek an exemption from the Code’s SEPP amendments within the R2 zone and to request that Council’s local planning controls prevail over the SEPP until the Planning Proposal has been gazetted.

 

(e) That Council apply for grant funding of $2.5 million to assist in accelerating the preparation of the Georges River LEP review within a 12 month period, with such funds being used for studies, resources and other items needed to advance the LEP review within the required 12 month period.

 

(f)  That the NSW Coalition Government’s policy changes and its implications for our City be widely communicated to the community.

 

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 9.58pm

 

Chairperson