Economic Development Committee

Notice of Meeting

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

 

 

 

An Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 6.00pm in the River Room, 1st Floor, Georges River Council, Hurstville for the consideration of the business available on Council’s website at:

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

 

 

 

BUSINESS

1.    Welcome and Introductions

2.    Apologies

3.    Adoption of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 August 2018

4.    Disclosures of Interest

5.    Agenda Items

6.    General Business

 


Ordinary Meeting

Summary of Items

Tuesday, 09 October 2018

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Economic Development Committee - 06 August 2018 (16/921)  

Reports

EDC019-18       Building and Business Identification Signage Audit Report

(Report by Economic Development Officer).............................................................. 2

EDC020-18       Home Based Business Definitions

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )................................................................. 3

EDC021-18       Home Based Business in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )................................................................. 7

EDC022-18       Night Time Economy Masterclass Update

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer ).............................................................. 11

EDC023-18       Snapshot of Australian Business Numbers in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer ).............................................................. 17

EDC024-18       Kogarah Tunes at Noon Update

(Report by Economic Development Officer)............................................................ 20

EDC025-18       Smart Cities Project Update

(Report by Economic Development Officer)............................................................ 23

EDC026-18       St George Business Breakfast 2018

(Report by Economic Development Officer)............................................................ 29

EDC027-18       Business Presence on Council's Website

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer ).............................................................. 85

EDC028-18       Small Business Expo - Access and Inclusion

(Report by Economic Development Officer)............................................................ 88   

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 2

Reports

Item:                   EDC019-18        Building and Business Identification Signage Audit Report 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

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

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      At the previous Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting on 6 August 2018, the Committee recommended:

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.

 

2.      In accordance with a) of the recommendation, a presentation will be given to the Committee on the outcomes of the advertising audit and further actions. This presentation will be given by Mr Andrew Spooner, Manager, Environment, Health and Regulatory Services. 

 

Financial Implications

3.      No budget impact identified for this report.

 

Risk Implications

4.      No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

5.      Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

18/1814

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 3

Item:                   EDC020-18        Home Based Business Definitions 

Author:              Casual Senior Project Officer  

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report regarding Home Based Business Definitions.

 

Executive Summary

1.      At its meeting on 6 August 2018, the Economic Development Advisory Committee considered a report on home based business. At this meeting there was a request on the clarification of the definition of a ‘home based business’. This report provides that information.

 

Report

2.      This report provides definitions for ‘home occupation’, ‘home business’, ‘home industry’ and ‘home-based child care’ and their permissibility in the residential zones under the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (HLEP) 2012 and Kogarah Local Environmental Plan (KLEP) 2012 and State Environmental Planning Policies.

 

Home Occupations

3.      The HLEP 2012 and KLEP 2012 define ‘home occupation’ as:

an occupation that is carried on in a dwelling, or in a building ancillary to a dwelling, by one or more permanent residents of the dwelling and that does not involve:

(a)  the employment of persons other than those residents, or

(b)  interference with the amenity of the neighbourhood by reason of the emission of noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, vapour, steam, soot, ash, dust, waste water, waste products, grit or oil, traffic generation or otherwise, or

(c)  the display of goods, whether in a window or otherwise, or

(d)  the exhibition of any signage (other than a business identification sign), or

(e)  the sale of items (whether goods or materials), or the exposure or offer for sale of items, by retail,

but does not include bed and breakfast accommodation, home occupation (sex services) or sex services premises.

4.      Under the HLEP 2012, ‘home occupations’ are:

a.   Permitted without consent (i.e. do not require Council approval) in the R2 Low Density Residential and R3 Medium Density Residential zones in regards to residential zones.

5.      Under the KLEP 2012, ‘home occupations’ are:

a.   Permitted without consent in the R2 Low Density Residential and R4 High Density Residential zones in regards to residential zones.

 

Home Businesses

6.      The HLEP 2012 and KLEP 2012 define ‘home business’ as:

a business that is carried on in a dwelling, or in a building ancillary to a dwelling, by one or more permanent residents of the dwelling and that does not involve:

(a)  the employment of more than 2 persons other than those residents, or

(b)  interference with the amenity of the neighbourhood by reason of the emission of noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, vapour, steam, soot, ash, dust, waste water, waste products, grit or oil, traffic generation or otherwise, or

(c)  the exposure to view, from any adjacent premises or from any public place, of any unsightly matter, or

(d)  the exhibition of any signage (other than a business identification sign), or

(e)  the sale of items (whether goods or materials), or the exposure or offer for sale of items, by retail, except for goods produced at the dwelling or building,

but does not include bed and breakfast accommodation, home occupation (sex services) or sex services premises.

7.      Under the HLEP 2012, ‘home businesses’ are permitted with consent in the R2 and R3 zones in regards to residential zones.

8.      Under the KLEP 2012, ‘home businesses’ are permitted with consent only in the R4 High Density Residential zone in regards to residential zones.

9.      Clause 5.4 (Controls relating to miscellaneous permissible uses) in the HLEP and KLEP states that ‘home businesses’ must not involve the use of more than 30 square metres of floor area.

 

Home Industries

10.    The HLEP 2012 and KLEP 2012 define ‘home industry’ as:

a dwelling (or a building ancillary to a dwelling) used by one or more permanent residents of the dwelling to carry out an industrial activity that does not involve any of the following:

(a)  the employment of more than 2 persons other than those residents,

(b)  interference with the amenity of the neighbourhood by reason of the emission of noise, vibration, smell, fumes, smoke, vapour, steam, soot, ash, dust, waste water, waste products, grit or oil, traffic generation or otherwise,

(c)  the exposure to view, from any adjacent premises or from any public place, of any unsightly matter,

(d)  the exhibition of any signage (other than a business identification sign),

(e)  the sale of items (whether goods or materials), or the exposure or offer for sale of items, by retail, except for goods produced at the dwelling or building,

but does not include bed and breakfast accommodation or sex services premises.

11.    Under the HLEP 2012, ‘home industries’ are permitted with consent in the R2 and R3 zones in regards to residential zones.

12.    Under the KLEP 2012, ‘home industries’ are not permitted in any of the residential zones.

13.    Clause 5.4 (Controls relating to miscellaneous permissible uses) in the HLEP states that ‘home industries’ must not involve the use of more than 30 square metres of floor area.

 

Home-based Child Care

14.    The HLEP 2012 and KLEP 2012 define ‘home-based child care’ as:

 (a)  a family day care residence (within the meaning of the Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW)), or

Note.

 A family day care residence is a residence at which a family day care educator educates and cares for children as part of a family day care service—see the Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW)).

(b)  a dwelling used for the purposes of a home based education and care service (within the meaning of the Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011),

at which the education and care service is provided at any one time to no more than 7 children (including any child of the person providing the service) all of whom are under the age of 13 years and no more than 4 of whom are children who do not ordinarily attend school.

15.    Under the HLEP 2012, ‘home-based child care’ are permitted with consent in the R2 and R3 zones in regards to residential zones.

16.    Under the KLEP 2012, ‘home-based child care’ are permitted with consent only in the R4 zone in regards to residential zones.

 

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP)

17.    The Codes SEPP is State Government legislation that allows for certain types of specified development to be undertaken without the need for Council approval as either exempt development or approved under a fast track approval system known as complying development, if the relevant development standards are met.

18.    Subject to compliance with specified development standards, the Codes SEPP permits ‘home businesses’, ‘home industries’ and ‘home occupations’ as exempt development if it does not involve the manufacture of food products or skin penetration procedures.

19.    Under the General Development Code, ‘home businesses’ that involve the manufacture of food are permitted as complying development.

Note: The Code SEPP uses the same definitions of ‘home businesses’, ‘home industries’ and ‘home occupations’ as specified in the LEPs.

 

State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 (Education and Child Care SEPP)

20.    The Education and Child Care SEPP contains provisions that will make it easier for child-care providers, schools, TAFEs and Universities to build new facilities and improve existing ones by streamlining approval processes to save time and money and deliver greater consistency across NSW. 

21.    Under the Education and Child Care SEPP, ‘home-based child care’ can be carried out as exempt or complying development if it complies with specified development standards.

22.    There are additional requirements by the Department of Education and Communities that must be met to operate a ‘home-based child care’, such as registering with the Family Day Care service provided by your local council.

Note: The SEPP uses the same definition of ‘home-based child care’ as specified in the LEPs.

Financial Implications

23.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

24.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

25.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

16/1330

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 7

Item:                   EDC021-18        Home Based Business in the Georges River Local Government Area 

Author:              Casual Senior Project Officer  

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report regarding Home Based Business in the Georges River Local Government Area.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report provides an overview of research conducted by Council’s Economic Development Unit with regards to home based businesses in the Georges River Local Government Area (LGA).

 

Background

2.      Home based businesses are a significant part of the Australian business community with nearly one million people running a business from home.  Working from home can offer flexibility and convenience, be a great opportunity to start a new career or grow an interest or hobby into a successful business.

 

3.      Two data sources were used in the compilation of this report and information from these sources has been mapped and will be tabled at the meeting:

·        Australian Business Register (ABR)

·        Profile id Social Atlas

 

It should be noted that whilst neither of these sources is 100 percent accurate with regard to the profiling of home based businesses in the Georges River LGA, they provide a solid estimate.

 

Methodology

4.      The following methodology in relation to the ABR and Profile id Social Atlas data was used to determine the number and location of home based businesses in the Georges River LGA.

 

Australian Business Register (ABR)

Profile id Social Atlas

 

·    Includes every Australian Business Number (ABN) nationally – providing the ability to examine the Georges River LGA

 

Filtering of ABR data included:

 

Removal of:

-  Government

-  Company

-  Superannuation

-  Trust

-  Strata

-  Body Corporate

 

Inclusion of:

-  Active ABNs

-  businesses not registered for GST (businesses are only required to register for GST once they achieve $75,000 turnover)

 

Additional filtering of address (see below)

 

 

·    2016 Census data mapped using Profile id ‘Social Atlas’

 

(broken down into Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1) zones by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which provides information on areas with a population between 200-800 people and an average size of 400 people)

Issues surrounding the accuracy of each source

 

 

ABR data reflects all ABNs that are new, current or reactivated. However, it cannot be determined if these businesses are ‘trading’ because the database does not hold income tax information.

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Census contained the following questions:

 

35   In the main job held last week, was the person:

·      Working for an employer?

·      Working in own business?

 

45   How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2016?

·      Train

·      Bus

·      Ferry

·      Tram (including light rail)

·      Taxi

·      Car – as driver

·      Car – as passenger

·      Truck

·      Motorbike or motor scooter

·      Bicycle

·      Walked only

·      Worked at home

·      Other

·      Did not go to work

The accuracy of census information relies on the accuracy of the responses received.

 

5.      Additional filtering was undertaken on the ABR data to remove the following local town centres, major retail, commercial and industrial locations in order to target home based businesses:

 

Hurstville       Forest Road between Queens Road and Wright Street

Hurstville       The Avenue between Cross Street and Forest Road

Hurstville       Treacy Street

Hurstville       Woodville Street

Hurstville       Park Road between Woodville Street and Forest Road

Hurstville       Ormonde Parade

Hurstville       Butler Road

Hurstville       Barratt Street

Hurstville       Dora Street between Macmahon Street and Bond Street

Hurstville       Crofts Avenue

Hurstville       Cross Street

Kogarah        Railway Parade between Blake Street and Gladstone Street

Kogarah        Kensington Street between Gray Street and Montgomery Street

Kogarah        Montgomery Street between Railway Parade and South Street

Kogarah        Gray Street between Railway Parade and Kensington Street

Kogarah        Regent Street between Montgomery and Gladstone

Kogarah        Belgrave Street

Kogarah        Railway Street (Bayside Council)

Carlton          Railway Parade between Buchanan Street and Garfield Street

Carlton          Industrial Planthurst Street, Waterview Street, and Woids Ave 

Allawah         Railway Parade between Elizabeth Street and First Ave

Penshurst     Penshurst Street between Bridge Street and Forest Road

Penshurst     Bridge Street between Penshurst Street and Bridge Street

Penshurst     The Strand

Mortdale        Morts Road from the Station to Newman Street

Mortdale        Pitt Street from Morts Road to the Strand

Oatley            Oatley Parade between Woronora Larool Avenue and

Oatley            Oatley Ave between Woronora Parade asnd Frederick Street

Oatley            Frederick Street between Oatley Ave and Rosa Street

Oatley            Letitia Street between Woronora Parade to Frederick Street

Oatley West  South side of Mulga Road between Woronora Parade Myall Street

Riverwood    Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Josephine Street

Riverwood    Thurlow Street

Narwee          Broad Arrow Road East side between Bryant Street and Chamberlain Street

Peakhurst     Industrial Boundary Road, Roberts Ave, Lorraine Street, Stanley Street

Peakhurst     Barry Avenue, Norman Street, Hearne Street Durkin Place

Peakhurst     Ogilvy Street

Peakhurst     Pindari Road

Peakhurst     Park Avenue

Lugarno        Forest Road between Chivers and Grandview Drive

Carss Park    Carwar between Princes Hwy and Carinya Place

Ramsgate/

San Souci     Rocky Point Road west side between Targo Road and Russell Street

                     South

Hurstville       Intersection of King Georges Road and Connells Point Road

Beverly Hills      King Georges Road between Stony Creek Road and Ponyara Road

Beverly Hills Tooronga Terrace

Kingsgrove   Kingsgrove Road west side between Morgans Street and Commercial road

Kingsgrove   Stoney Creek Road between Westbrook Street and New England Drive

 

Findings

6.      The 2016 Census revealed, 1.8% of the Georges River LGA’s employed population worked from home in a home based business compared to 2.5% in Greater Sydney.

 

7.      While the Georges River LGA had a lower proportion of people who worked at home in a home based business, it is important to note that this result varied across the LGA. Proportions ranged from a low of 0.8% in Hurstville (City Centre) to a high of 4.6% in Sans Souci.

The five areas with the highest percentages were:

·        Sans Souci                                    4.6%

·        Peakhurst Heights                        4.3%

·        Beverley Park – Ramsgate          3.5%

·        Hurstville Grove                            3.5%

·        Lugarno                                          3.4%

 

8.      The two maps tabled at the meeting aim to provide a graphic representation of home based business in the Georges River LGA.

 

Financial Implications

9.      No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

10.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

11.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

16/1330

 

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 11

Item:                   EDC022-18        Night Time Economy Masterclass Update 

Author:              Casual Senior Project Officer  

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report regarding the Night Time Economy Masterclass Update.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The second Night Time Economy Masterclass (NTE) was held in Liverpool on 6 August 2018 and attended by several Council representatives, both metropolitan and regional.

 

2.      This report seeks to update the Committee on the outcomes of the workshop.

 

Background

3.      The first section of the Masterclass investigated the evolving and complex nature of the Night Time Economy, with particular reference to ‘Megatrends’.

 

4.      The workshop then presented two panel discussions:

·        Business owner/operators engaging in the Night Time Economy; and

·        Night Time Economy practitioners.

 

5.      The workshop concluded with a case study of Liverpool and the emerging student population and a tour of Liverpool CBD.

 

6.      A full report on the Night Time Economy Masterclass is provided in Attachment 1.

 

Financial Implications

7.      No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

8.      No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

9.      Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

16/1330

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Night Time Economy Master Class Minutes

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

EDC022-18             Night Time Economy Masterclass Update

[Appendix 1]          Night Time Economy Master Class Minutes

 

 

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Item:                   EDC023-18        Snapshot of Australian Business Numbers in the Georges River Local Government Area 

Author:              Casual Senior Project Officer  

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report regarding the Snapshot of Australian Business Numbers in the Georges River Local Government Area.

 

Executive Summary

1.      This report provides an overview of research conducted by Council’s Strategic Planning department with regard to the number, activity and distribution of Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) throughout the Georges River Local Government Area (LGA).

 

Background

2.      This report uses data from the Australian Business Register (ABR) of active and registered ABNs to identify the number of businesses registered in the area, their activity based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) codes and their registered location by suburb.

 

3.      With regard to the ‘active’ status of an ABN, this relates to those new, current or reactivated ABN’s over the past 12 months.

 

4.      This analysis includes those entities listed as Company, Individual/Sole Trader, Partnership and excludes entity categories including Government, Superannuation Funds, Body Corporates and Strata Titles and Trusts which are considered financial-tax vehicles rather than ‘businesses’.

 

5.      Limitations of the data include:

a.   The data does not provide any information on employment size or turnover; and

b.   It cannot be determined if these businesses are ‘trading’ because the ABR database does not hold income tax information.

 

Findings

6.      There are 38,627 ‘business’ ABNs registered in the Georges River LGA.

 

7.      The suburbs in the Georges River LGA with the largest number of registered ABNs are:


 

 

Suburb

Number of ABNs

Percentage of ABNs in Georges River LGA

Hurstville

8402

21.75

Penshurst

2913

7.54

Peakhurst

2751

7.12

Oatley

2594

6.71

Mortdale

2424

6.27

Kogarah

2281

5.91

Beverly Hills

2084

5.39

 

8.      The top ANZSIC categories for businesses registered in the Georges River LGA are:

 

ANZSIC Code

Number of ABNs

Percentage of ABNs in Georges River LGA

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

5707

14.77

Construction

5112

13.23

Administrative and Support Services

3398

8.79

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

3365

8.71

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

3201

8.29

Retail

2428

6.29

 

9.      A map illustrating the spread of ABNs throughout the Georges River LGA will be tabled at the meeting.

 

10.    Those businesses within the ABR database providing email addresses have been added to the Economic Development database.

 

Financial Implications

11.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

12.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

13.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

16/1330

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 20

Item:                   EDC024-18        Kogarah Tunes at Noon Update 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

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

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council will be holding a free event known as Kogarah Tunes at Noon every Friday in October between 12:00pm and 3.00pm at the Kogarah Town Square in Belgrave Street.  

2.      The event is targeted at people who work and live in the Kogarah City Centre and will feature food, live music, wellness displays, interactive activities and public programs provided by Kogarah Library.

3.      Special events include:

a.   On 5 October, bike blended smoothies from Bike ‘n Blend;

b.   On 12 October, free five minute mini massages; and

c.   On 26 October, Shopfront Arts Co-op from 3.00pm to 6.00pm will be available to deliver a youth art project, Sunset Square which has been developed with local schools.

Background

4.      As part of the Stronger Communities fund a range of Economic Development and Place Making initiatives have been implemented in 2018. The initiatives that have been delivered so far include:

·    Place Score Survey and Business Survey

·    The Big Wash Hurstville

·    Kogarah Clean

·    Make over Month Hurstville

·    City Beautification and Improvements

·    Hurstville and Kogarah City Centre Night Markets

·    Creating the 30 Minute City Workshops

·    The Draft Economic Development Strategy

 

5.      Kogarah Tunes at Noon is another Economic Development and Place Making initiative. 

 

Financial Implications

6.      Kogarah Tunes at Noon is funded by the Stronger Communities fund.

 

 

Risk Implications

7.      No risks identified.

Community Engagement

8.      The Kogarah Tunes at Noon event has been advertised on Council’s website and in the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper.

 

File Reference

16/710

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Kogarah Tunes at Noon Flyer

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

EDC024-18             Kogarah Tunes at Noon Update

[Appendix 1]          Kogarah Tunes at Noon Flyer

 

 

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Item:                   EDC025-18        Smart Cities Project Update 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

(a)     That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report.

 

Executive Summary

1.   The Smart Cities Initiative has progressed since the previous Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting on 6 August 2018.

2.   The purpose of this report is to update the Committee about the project.

Background

3.   The Smart Cities initiative is a partnership between Council and the University of NSW which received funding under the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

4.   The Program supports the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the livability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

5.   Two locations were selected – Memorial Square, Hurstville and Olds Park, Penshurst.

6.   The project aims to encourage greater engagement by the community with public places through the installation of a smart infrastructure management system (examples are provided in Appendix 1-4 and Attachments 1 and 2).

7.   Sensors to monitor the use of existing furniture at both sites has been installed, including new bins in Memorial Square with sensors that send alerts to Council when they are full.

8.   The next initiatives include:

a.   The addition of sensors to a further ten bins located along Forest Road, Hurstville; and

b.   Preparation for installation of smart furniture at a third site near Penshurst Library which will commence shortly. 

9.   The next phase of the project will involve the project partners (Council, UNSW and Street Furniture Australia) defining the data parameters necessary to collect and use the data to improve service delivery.

 

Financial Implications

10.    No budget impact identified for this report.

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

17/1723

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Appendix 1. Power Me Table Street Furniture Australia

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Final Plan Memorial Square

Attachment 2

Connected Smart Street Furniture

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

EDC025-18             Smart Cities Project Update

[Appendix 1]          Final Plan Memorial Square

 

 

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Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

EDC025-18             Smart Cities Project Update

[Appendix 2]          Connected Smart Street Furniture

 

 

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Item:                   EDC026-18        St George Business Breakfast 2018 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

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

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Deed of Agreement between Council and the St George Business Chamber requires the Chamber to host an annual business breakfast in partnership with Council. This Agreement between Council and the Chamber was signed in January 2017.

2.      The purpose of the event is to provide the Chamber an opportunity to present information on its events and priorities for the upcoming financial year and for Council to update the local business community on its plans, programs and policies.   

3.      The St George Business Breakfast 2018 was held for the second year on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at Club Central Hurstville.

4.      Approximately 90 people attended the event, including the Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane (MLC), Mr Allan Zreik (President of the St George Business Chamber), Mayor Kevin Greene, Councillor Con Hindi (Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee), Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Sam Elmir, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Nancy Liu, Councillor Leesha Payor, and Councillor Colleen Symington. Council’s General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly and Ms Meryl Bishop, Director of Environment and Planning were also present.

Background

5.      The St George Business Breakfast 2018 was opened by the President of the St George Business Chamber, Mr Allan Zreik, who introduced Chamber Secretary, Mr Tony Baddour.

6.      Mr Baddour outlined the progress made by the Chamber in the past 12 months and introduced two major initiatives that the Chamber will be concentrating on in 2018/19. These initiatives include the introduction of a Buy Local Campaign and the formation of an Economic Development Committee to attract and promote business to the local area. 

7.      Mayor Kevin Greene followed and presented the Draft Georges River Economic Development Strategy which is on exhibition until 26 October 2018.

8.      Following the Mayor’s presentation, Council’s General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly, outlined Council’s achievements since amalgamation and the appointment of the new Council. The presentation (Attachment 1) also featured details about the City Strategy and Innovation Directorate recently approved by Council which will develop a 30 year vision for the local government area, including a City Reputation Strategy that will concentrate on Kogarah as a Health and Research Hub and develop Hurstville as the heart of the City. The vision also includes developing unique identities for town centres in order to attract investment and employment, enhance infrastructure and streetscapes and improve service delivery. Council will also focus on smart technology and smart infrastructure to improve liveability and community engagement.  

9.      Ms Meryl Bishop, Council’s Director of Environment and Planning presented the Strategic Planning Context (Attachment 2), commencing with an outline of the South District Plan. Ms Bishop also provided an update on the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, the Local Planning Panel and the major studies currently being undertaken by Council. These studies include the Hurstville City Centre Urban Design Strategy, the Car Parking Strategy, the Kogarah LEP Traffic Assessment, Review of the Foreshore Planning Controls, the Employment Lands Study, TMAP, Beverly Hills Masterplan, Kogarah North Public Domain Plan and the Draft Economic Development Strategy. A comprehensive overview of planning proposals and major developments that have been approved or are under assessment was also provided, along with information on key Council projects for the next 12 months.

 

Financial Implications

10.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

SF18/542

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

General Manager's Presentation at St George Business Breakfast 2018

Attachment 2

Director of Environment and Planning's Presentation at St George Business Breakfast 2018

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 9 October 2018

EDC026-18             St George Business Breakfast 2018

[Appendix 1]          General Manager's Presentation at St George Business Breakfast 2018

 

 

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Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Tuesday, 9 October 2018                                                                            Page 85

Item:                   EDC027-18        Business Presence on Council's Website 

Author:              Casual Senior Project Officer  

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the report regarding Business Presence on Council’s Website.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council staff have commenced investigations into reviewing and updating the local business page on Council’s website to provide a comprehensive package of information for local businesses.

 

Background

2.      At its meeting on 27 August 2018, Council resolved to adopt the following Notice of Motion:

 

That the General Manager review and update the local business page on Council’s website to provide a comprehensive package of information for local businesses, such as, but not limited to the following:

 

a)   Opportunities for doing business with Georges River, including:

(i)         Providing an economic profile

(ii)        List of business events with Council involvement

(iii)       A copy of the Economic Development Strategy

(iv)       Any available grants and sponsorship.

 

b)   Regulations affecting businesses including:

(i)         Business activation

(ii)        Outdoor dining permits

(iii)       Food and drink premises

(iv)       Planning and events.

 

c)   Facilities that are available for businesses including:

(i)         Parking, roads and transport

(ii)        Buildings and venues for hire.

 

d)   Opportunities and investment attraction:

(i)         Tenders

(ii)        Grants and sponsorships

(iii)       Range of services that available to support local businesses

(iv)       Links to St George Business Chamber and Realise Business websites

(v)        Smart Cities program.

 

3.      In accordance with the Council Resolution, a ‘Business link’ will be added to the menu bar on Council’s website, visible from the home page and all other pages.

 

4.      A number of other councils’ websites have been reviewed with regard to their ‘Business’ presence to ensure Council’s website reflects best practice.

 

5.      Apart from those topics listed in the Council Resolution, other relevant content is currently being sourced. This will ensure the best coverage of information on Council’s website, be it new or existing.

 

6.      The meta tags will be optimised with search engine optimisation best practices in mind to ensure that when anyone is searching the internet for a variety of business topics relating to Georges River Council, that Council’s website ranks highly in their search.

 

7.      Staff from Council’s Economic Development and Communications Units are undertaking this project, with the new ‘Business’ link on Council’s website to be launched in December.

 

Suggested Format

8.      The Business page of Council’s website will take on an intuitive tile design:

 

         

The ‘Search’ bar will remain at the top of each page, thereby allowing users an alternate way to find the content they are searching.

 

Timeline

9.      The ‘business link’ will go live before Christmas and marketing of the link will occur around the launch.

 

Financial Implications

10.    Within budget allocation.

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.    Community engagement will be conducted, including evaluating the ‘Business’ link on Council’s website once it has been launched by liaising with our business community and taking on board their feedback to ensure information is accurate, current and easily accessible.

 

File Reference

16/1330

 

 

 

  


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Item:                   EDC028-18        Small Business Expo - Access and Inclusion 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Council Reports

 

Recommendation

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

 

Executive Summary

1.      Through its Access and Inclusion Reference Group, Council has developed a Small Business Expo aimed at the local business community as part of the NSW Government’s Small Business Month. 

2.      Council will be hosting the Small Business Expo on Wednesday, 31 October from 4.00pm-7.30pm at the Georges River Service Centre.

3.      The event will provide an opportunity for local businesses to gain information about how to make their premises and services more inclusive.

4.      Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience first-hand accounts of the difficulties faced by people with disabilities in accessing goods, services and experiences as part of daily life.

5.      The event will feature displays, talks, technology applications, case studies, demonstrations on access and inclusivity, as well as a number of Job Services providers who will promote the benefits of inclusive employment.

6.      The event is being promoted by:

·    A mail out to local business

·    Face to face contact with target businesses

·    NSW Small Business Month website

·    Council’s ‘What’s On’ webpage

·    Facebook

·    St George Leader

 

Background

7.      Council has developed its first Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 as part of the requirements of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014.

8.      The Plan covers four key areas: ‘Attitudes and Behaviours’, ‘Liveable Communities’, ‘Employment’, and ‘Systems and Processes’. 

9.      Under ‘Attitudes and Behaviours’, the Plan stipulates that Council will provide information to local businesses about the importance and benefits of inclusive and accessible practices. The Small Business Expo that Council will be hosting will achieve this.

 

Financial Implications

10.    No budget impact identified for this report.

 

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.    Community engagement is not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

D18/186393