Community and Culture Committee

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 09 July 2018

 

 

 

A meeting of the Community and Culture Committee will be held at 7.00pm on Monday, 9 July 2018 in the River Room, Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville, for the consideration of the business available on Council’s website at

http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Disclosures of Interest

3.      Minutes of previous meetings

4.      Committee Reports

 


Community and Culture Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 09 July 2018

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Community and Culture - 12 June 2018  

 

Committee Reports

COM023-18       Sponsorship and Donation Requests

(Report by PA to Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events).... 2

COM024-18       Re-establishment of Alcohol Free Zones

(Report by Coordinator Community Development).................................................. 5

COM025-18       Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 19 June 2018

(Report by Manager Community & Cultural Development).................................... 9   

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   COM023-18       Sponsorship and Donation Requests 

Author:              PA to Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council approve the sponsorship request of $10,479 ($7,021 financial support and $3,458 of in-kind support) for the Oatley Village Festival to be held on Saturday 20 October 2018, at Oatley Memorial Gardens.

 

(b)     That Council approve the sponsorship request of $3,808 ($3,214 financial support and $594 of in-kind support) for the Greek Orthodox Parish Annual Fete, to be held on Sunday 30 September 2018, at Kogarah Town Square.

 

(c)     That Council decline the additional financial support sponsorship request of $4,035 for Lugarno Spring Fair for the cost of water barricades as the additional allocation would be inconsistent with Council’s adopted Events Strategy.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      On Tuesday 12 June 2018, Council received correspondence from Bryan Pirie on behalf of    the Oatley Village Festival, requesting sponsorship of $10,479 ($7,021 financial support and $3,458 of in-kind support).

2.      On Friday 22 June 2018, Council received correspondence from Maria Gangatos on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Parish, requesting sponsorship of $3,808 ($3,214 financial support, and $594 of in-kind support)

3.      On Wednesday 30 May 2018, during a meeting with Georges River Council event staff, Hurstville LAC and Chair of Lugarno Spring Festival, Bob Walker, Sergeant Ray Kerridge from Hurstville LAC advised that water barricades should be in use for the event. Council received correspondence from Bob Walker, Chair of Lugarno Spring Fair, requesting additional financial sponsorship of $4,035 for the hire of the water barricades.

 

Background

 

4.      The Oatley Village Festival has been held for over 40 years, and is one of the largest and most popular community events on in the St George area, attracting over 15,000 visitors each year. The event raises funds for various community projects.

As per the decision making criteria in section 4.3 Funding Determination Model of the Strategy, this has been rated as a Tier 1.

 

 

5.      The Greek Orthodox Parish Annual Fete promotes community spirit for people of all ages together with food, music and entertainment. The Annual Fete has been held for the past 30 years with an attendance of 20,000 parishioners each year.

As per the decision making criteria in section 4.3 Funding Determination Model of the Strategy, this has been rated as a Tier 3.

 

6.      Lugarno Lions Spring Festival has evolved from a small Education Week event to a significant local community and family event that attracts crowds of up to 40,000.

This multicultural event, which is the largest of its kind south of the Royal Easter Show, attracts people from across Sydney to the Georges River LGA. The festival also creates a venue to enable community based charities to fund-raise.

Lugarno Lions have received approval for $31,897 ($18,200 financial support, and $13,697 of in-kind support) at the Council meeting on 25 June 2018.

It is recommended that this request is declined as the festival has already received the maximum amount of funding in accordance with Council’s Events Strategy.

 

7.      A summary of the requests are provided below.

 

Organisation

Event Date

Event

Donation

In-kind

Total request

Oatley Lions

20/10/2018

Oatley Village Festival

$7,021

$3,458

$10,479

Greek Orthodox Church Kogarah

30/09/2018

Greek Orthodox Parish Annual Fete

$3,214

$594

$3,808

Lugarno Lions

16/09/2018

Lugarno Spring Fair

$18,200 (existing approval)

$4,035

$13,697

(existing approval)

 

NIL

$31,897

(existing approval)

 

$4,035

TOTAL

$14,270

$4,052

$18,322

 

8.      An assessment of these donations and sponsorship requests occurred using Council’s Sponsorship and Donations Policy and Events Strategy, as per the decision making criteria in section 4.3 Funding Determination Model of the Strategy.

Financial Implications

 

9.         The total financial request for community events: $18,322, consisting of

·        Total in-kind value: $4,052

·        Total financial donation value: $14,270

 

The recommended requests for Council approval totals $14,287 for Oatley Lions and Greek Orthodox Church Kogarah, consisting of

·        Total in-kind value: $4,052

·        Total financial donation value: $10,235

 

2018/19 budget remaining for community-run events: $104,870

 

2018/19 budget remaining for donations: $50,000

 

If these sponsorship and donation requests are approved by Council, they are within the budget allocation.

 

Community Engagement

 

10.    Community engagement was undertaken in the development of the Sponsorship and Donations Policy and Events Strategy.

 

File Reference

D18/135317

 

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   COM024-18       Re-establishment of Alcohol Free Zones 

Author:              Coordinator Community Development

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a) That Council endorse the re-establishment of the existing Alcohol Free Zones (AFZs) at Oatley Shopping Centre, Penshurst Shopping Centre, Kogarah CBD, Hurstville CBD and Riverwood Town Centre until 28 August 2022 with no changes, in accordance with sections 644, 644A and 644B of the Local Government Act 1993;

(b) That Council undertake further public consultation to establish an AFZ in Mortdale Shopping Centre and to extend the current Hurstville CBD, Oatley Shopping Centre and Penshurst Shopping Centre AFZs as recommended by the St George Police Area Command, and in accordance with Section 644A of the Act, for a period of no less than 14 days.

 

 

Executive Summary

 

1.      The extant Kogarah CBD, Hurstville CBD and Riverwood Town Centre Alcohol Free Zones (AFZs) are due to expire on 28 August 2018. The Oatley Shopping Centre and Penshurst Shopping Centre AFZs are due to expire on 30 June 2019.

2.      Council placed the re-establishment of these AFZs on public exhibition from Wednesday 6 to Wednesday 27 June 2018. Council received two submissions following the public exhibition of the draft AFZs, which are addressed in the body of this report.

3.      A submission from the St George Police Area Command has indicated that they support the re-establishment of the AFZs, as they have assisted in reducing the number of disturbances as a result of the consumption of alcohol in Council’s town centres.

4.      It is proposed that all of Council’s five AFZs are re-established at the same time for a period of up to four (4) years, with the five AFZs to expire on 28 August 2022.

5.      It is also proposed to implement a public consultation process to establish a new AFZ in Mortdale Shopping Centre and to extend the current Hurstville CBD, Oatley Shopping Centre and Penshurst Shopping Centre AFZs.

 

Background

 

6.      Sections 644, 644A and 644B of the Local Government Act (1993) enable Council to establish, re-establish and operate an Alcohol Free Zone (AFZ).

7.      In accordance with section 644A of the Act, a public consultation process has been undertaken, including advertising of the proposal in a local newspaper (St George and Sutherland Shire Leader) and inviting submissions from the public to be provided within 14 days of the notice and 644B of the Act enables Council to establish, re-establish and operate an AFZ.

8.      In addition, Council has provided a copy of the proposal to re-establish the AFZs to each of the following persons, indicating that submissions must be made within 30 days after the date on which the copy of the proposal is given:

a)   the officer in charge of the police station within or nearest to the proposed alcohol free zone; and

b)   each holder of a license in force under the Liquor Act, 2007 for premises that border on, or adjoin or are adjacent to, the proposed alcohol-free zone.

9.      In addition, secretary holders of any registered club as defined under the Registered Clubs Act 1976 have been provided a copy of the proposal and the opportunity to make a submission.

10.    The locations of the five Alcohol Free Zones are bounded by the streets as follows:

Kogarah Alcohol Free Zone:

·    Gray Street (Corner Princes Highway and Railway Parade);

·    Railway Parade (Corner Gray Street and Gladstone Street);

·    Gladstone Street (Corner Railway Parade and Princes Highway); and

·    Princes Highway (Corner Gray Street and Gladstone Street).

Hurstville Alcohol Free Zone:

·    Greenbank Street (between Woniora Rd and Ormonde Pde)

·    Ormonde Parade (between Greenbank St and Railway Pde)

·    Forest Road (between Cnr of Forest Rd and Queens Rd and corner of Forest Rd and Durham St)

·    Diment Way (between Forest Rd and Crofts Ave)

·    Forest Road Bus interchange

Riverwood Alcohol Free Zone:

·    Belmore Road (between Josephine St, corner of Shenstone Rd and Belmore Rd)

·    Short Road (between Belmore Rd and Keppel Ave)

·    Keppel Avenue (between Short Rd and Webb St)

·    Webb Street (between Belmore Rd and Keppel Ave, including the Webb St Car Park)

Oatley Alcohol Free Zone:

·    Letitia St (between Neville St and Wonoona Pde East)

·    Frederick St (between Letitia St and Oatley Ave)

·    Frederick Lane (including the public car park)

·    Oatley Ave (bounded by corner of Frederick St and corner of Hurstville Rd)

Penshurst Alcohol Free Zone:

·    The Strand (corner of Laycock Rd and Railway Pde and corner of Bridge St and The Strand)

11.    Following public exhibition from the period Wednesday 6 June to Wednesday 27 June 2018, Council received two submissions with feedback regarding the re-establishment of the AFZs.

12.    A submission from the St George Police Area Command provided no objections to the re-establishment of Council’s five AFZs.

13.    The submission from the St George Police Area Command recommended that Council establish a new AFZ in Mortdale Shopping Centre on Morts Road between Kemp St and Pitt St.

14.    The submission from the St George Police Area Command also urged Council to consider the following extensions to current AFZs:

·    Hurstville CBD AFZ:

o Queens Road (between Forest Road and Dora Street);

o Dora Street (between Queens Road and MacMahon Street);

o Barratt Street (between MacMahon Street and Woodville Street);

o Crofts Avenue (between Crofts Street and Park Road);

o Humphreys Lane (between Cross Street and Park Road);

o Butler Road (between Ormonde Parade and Woniora Road).

 

·    Oatley Shopping Centre AFZ:

o Frederick Street (between Oatley Ave and Oatley Parade);

o Oatley Parade (between Frederick Street and River Road).

 

·    Penshurst Shopping Centre AFZ:

o Penshurst Street (between Bridge Street and Victoria Avenue).

 

15.    The second submission received queried:

·    the need for the Oatley Shopping Centre AFZ to be re-established;

·    the need for the whole of Letitia St to be outlined as an AFZ;

·    the need for the AFZ to be extended to Oatley Pde between River Rd and Larool Avenue;

·    the size of Oatley’s AFZ compared to those of other suburbs; and

·    whether Council had explored the potential need for an AFZ in Mortdale Shopping Centre.

16.    After consideration of the submissions, no changes are proposed to the re-establishment of Council’s extant AFZs.

17.    It is also proposed that due to the St George Police Area Command’s recommendation to extend the AFZs in Hurstville CBD, Oatley Shopping Centre and Penshurst Shopping Centre and establish a new AFZ in Mortdale Shopping Centre, that a public consultation process is implemented in accordance with Section 644A of the Act.

 

Financial Implications

18.    Within budget allocation.

 

 

Risk Implications

19.    Operational risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

20.    Community engagement has been conducted including contacting the St George Police Area Command and all liquor licensees that border on, or adjoin or are adjacent to, the proposed alcohol-free zone.

21.    The proposal has been advertised in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader and submissions from the public were invited. 

 

File Reference

D18/137132

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   COM025-18       Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 19 June 2018  

Author:              Manager Community & Cultural Development

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

That Council adopt the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Community Development and Services Advisory Committee meeting held on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      Minutes of the Community Development and Services Advisory Committee meeting held at 4.00pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018, are attached for Council’s consideration and adoption (attachment 1).

 

Background

2.      In accordance with the adopted Terms of Reference, the Community Development and Services Advisory Committee meet bi-monthly, and items considered by the Committee are presented to Council via the Community and Culture Standing Committee for adoption and posted to Council’s website.

 

Financial Implications

3.      There is no budget impact for this report.

 

Community Engagement

4.      Community engagement was conducted including the inclusion and input of community representatives on the Committee.

 

 

File Reference

D18/141847

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Minutes - 19 June 2018

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture Committee Meeting - Monday, 9 July 2018

COM025-18            Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 19 June 2018

[Appendix 1]          Community Development and Services Advisory Committee Minutes - 19 June 2018

 

 

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