Economic Development Advisory Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 06 August 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Stephen Agius (arrived 6.00pm), Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Rita Kastanias and Councillor Nick Katris.

 

 

Industry and Community Members

Mr Shane Combs (Hurstville Private Hospital, health representative), Ms Tania Kastanias (community representative), Ms Claire Zang (Best Professional Finance, finance representative), Mr Allan Zreik (St George Business Chamber), Ms, Jacqui Attard (Realise Business), Ms Chantelle Chapman (Club Central, hospitality representative), Mr Lawrence Debono (Former CEO Emerdyn Manufacturing, manufacturing representative) and Mr Andrew Eldridge (TAFE NSW, education representative) and Ms Tirza Wintara, (Youth Advisory Committee).

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning, Ms Meryl Bishop (arrived 5.57pm), Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services, Mr Andrew Spooner, Economic Development Officer, Mr Craig Edmondson, Manager Project Delivery, Ms Michelle Whitehurst, Community Engagement Consultant, Ms Simone Schwarz, Senior Project Officer, Ms Lee Crane, Community Development Officer, Ms Nicole Watkins, and Personal Assistant Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services, Ms Lynne Denham.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 5.30pm.

Apologies 

There were no apologies.

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.


 

Minutes of previous meetings

Economic Development Advisory Committee - 04 June 2018

 

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Kastanias

That the Minutes of the Economic Development Committee held on 04 June 2018, as previously made available to each Councillor, be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Reports

EDC013-18       Presentation on Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Badalati

That the Committee receive and note the presentation.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

Note:          Councillor Kastanias left the meeting at 6.11pm.

Note:          Councillor Kastanias returned to the meeting at 6.16pm and was present for the voting on the following item/.

 

EDC014-18       Forest Road Hurstville - Footpath Upgrade - Stage 2

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

That the Committee receive and note the presentation.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC015-18       Litter Regulation and Education

(Report by Manager Environment Health and Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Shane Combs and Councillor Agius

a)    That a further report be provided to the next meeting of the Economic Development  Advisory Committee on the outcomes of the advertising sign audit and recommended actions.

b)    That the Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting be brought forward to Tuesday 9 October 2018.

c)    That both the Kogarah and Hurstville CBD’s are to be included in the audit of advertising signs.

 

d)    That a press release regarding the advertising sign audit be issued by Council to local and Chinese papers.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

EDC016-18       Business After Five

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )

Recommendation:   Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Katris

That the report regarding the Business After Five networking event be received and noted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

Note:          Councillor Hindi (Chair) welcomed Tirza Wintara (Youth Advisory Committee) to the Economic Development  Advisory Committee.

 

Note:          Councillor Kastanias left the meeting at 6.44pm and did not return to the meeting.

 

EDC017-18       Home Based Business

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

That the report “Home Based Business” be received and noted.

Note:          Councillor Badalati requested clarification on the definition of a “home based business”.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC018-18       Smart Cities Update

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

That the Economic Development  Advisory Committee receive and note the report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

Note:          Councillor Badalati left the meeting at 6.55pm and did not return to the meeting.

 

GB002-18          General Business

 

(a)       Craig Edmondson advised that Megan Baker (community representative) was not able to attend meetings commencing at 5.30pm and can only attend the meetings if the meeting is held at 6.00pm.

 

(b)       Claire Zang enquired if Council could support a start-up small business program.

 

            Meryl Bishop advised this activity is listed within the actions of the Draft Economic Development Strategy as an action in the Works program.

 

Andrew Eldridge advised that TAFE have a small business program.

 

(c)       Catherine McMahon – Breakfast Seminar being held on 28 August 2018.  Committee members costs will be covered by Council.

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.57 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson