Finance and Governance Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

 Present

 

Council Members

Councillor Sam Elmir (Chairperson), The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene (ex-officio member), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Nancy Liu, Councillor Colleen Symington, Councillor Warren Tegg and Councillor Christina Wu.

 

Council Staff

Acting Chief Operating Officer - Mr David Tuxford, Director Assets and Infrastructure - Mr Laurie O’Connor, Acting Director Community and Culture - Ms Rebekah Schulz, General Counsel - Ms Jenny Ware, Acting Executive Manager - Office of the General Manager - Ms Samantha Charlton, Manager Project Delivery – Ms Michelle Whitehurst, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Executive Manager Premium Facilities – Mr Luke Coleman, Head of Strategic Property – Mr Bernard Morabito, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Ms Danielle Parker, Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer - Ms Melissa Dunn.

 

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Elmir, opened the meeting at 6.06pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies 

There were no apologies.

 

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest declared.

 

Public Address to the Meeting

ITEM

SPEAKER

FIN048-18

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

Mr Stephen Johnston – Waratah Hospital

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Finance and Governance - 14 May 2018

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Symington

That the Minutes of the Finance and Governance meeting held on 14 May 2018 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Committee Reports

FIN048-18         Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration of Waratah Private Hospital Car Parking Rates

(Report by Strategic Property Specialist)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council continue with 1 hour free parking (as per the 2018/19 exhibited Fees and Charges) to offset the operating loss currently incurred at the Waratah Private Hospital Car Park.

(b)     That the General Manager investigate the consolidation of all Council-owned car spaces onto discrete basement levels with a view to being able to install boom gates or other devices which would enable separate management of the Council car parking spaces and report back to Council on options.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN049-18         Container Deposit Scheme - Status of Reverse Vending Machines within Georges River Council

(Report by Head of Strategic Property)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Liu

 

(a) That the report be received and noted.

 

(b) That the General Manager be authorised to sign the licence agreement for the Reverse Vending Machine located within Olds Park, Penshurst (off Olds Lane, Beverly Hills but known as 630 Forest Road, Penshurst) as generally detailed in this report.

 

(c)  That the General Manager be authorised to sign the licence agreement for the Reverse Vending Machine located within Carss Bush Park – Parking Area (on part of the land fronting Bunyala Street, Blakehurst but known as 74-78 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park) as generally detailed in this report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN050-18         Open Space and Parklands Program Funding - Oatley Park Nature Based Inclusive Adventure Playground (NSW Department of Planning and Environment Grant)

(Report by Manager Project Delivery)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council accept $1 million from the Department of Planning and Environment as part of their Open Space and Parklands Program for the construction a nature based inclusive adventure playground at Oatley Park and irrigation of the sports field.

(b)     That Council allocate $1 million from the Hurstville Section 94 Development Contributions Plan 2012 (Open Space) as part of the 2018-2019 budget to match the grant funding.

(c)     That the General Manager be authorised to sign all the necessary grant documentation.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN051-18         Draft 2018/19 Budget - Consideration for the Future Use of the Kogarah War Memorial Swimming Pool

(Report by Executive Manager Premium Facilities and Properties)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Symington and Councillor Grekas

 

That Council defer this matter until the recommendations of the Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy are presented to Council, as well as the Regional Aquatic Feasibility and Site Suitability Study.

 

Record of Voting:

 

For the Motion: The Mayor, Councillor Greene, Councillor Elmir, Councillor Liu, Councillor Wu, Councillor Symington, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Tegg

 

Against the Motion: Councillor Konjarski

 

FIN052-18         Advice on Costs and Status of Council's Court Proceedings - May 2018

(Report by General Counsel)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN053-18         Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes from 30 October, 2017

(Report by Internal Auditor)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Symington

 

That Council note the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee for 30 October 2017 provided as an attachment to this report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

FIN054-18         Stronger Communities Funding Update

(Report by Manager Community & Cultural Development)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Liu

 

(a)     That Council receive and note the Stronger Communities Fund projects as listed in this report.

 

(b)     That Council continue to receive regular reports, on a half-yearly basis, on the progress of the Stronger Communities Fund projects to ensure that both Council and the public are kept informed on the progress of each project until completed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

FIN055-18         Investment Report as at 30 April 2018

(Report by Coordinator Systems, Revenue and Analysis)

 

Recommendation: Councillor Wu and Councillor Konjarski

 

That Council receives and notes the Investment Reports as at 31 March 2018 and 30 April 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.27pm.

 

 

Chairperson