minutes


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 12 November 2018

6.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chair), Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu

 

Council Staff

Acting Director Community and Culture - Ms Fiona Campbell, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Manager Library Services – Ms Wilma Bancroft, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Coordinator Community Development – Mr Todd Williams, Coordinator Cultural Services – Ms Bethany MacRae, Coordinator Programming and Operations – Mr Andrew Williams, Coordinator Events – Ms Bridget Keating, Project Officer – Mr Leo Chant and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

Opening                                 

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.05pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

Councillor Katris acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

Apologies 

There were no apologies.

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

ITEM

SPEAKER

COM050-18       Draft Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy - public exhibition

Ilknur Bayari

Representing: Save Carss Park Pool

Minutes of previous meetings

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 08 October 2018

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 08 October 2018 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

  

Committee Reports

COM043-18       Hurstville Central Plaza Naming Competition

(Report by Acting Coordinator Communications )

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That the matter be deferred to the full Council Meeting on 26 November 2018 and that the name ‘Miles Franklin’ be included as an option on confirmation of a valid competition entry.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM044-18       Sponsorship and Donation Requests

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

Recommendation: Councillor Wu and Councillor Katris

(a)     That Council approve the sponsorship of $4,526 ($3,500 financial support and $1,026 of in-kind support) for the Lugarno Progress Association Picnic in the Park to be held on 18 November 2018, at H.V. Evatt Memorial Park, Lugarno.

         

(b)     That Council approve the sponsorship of $1,797 ($1,337 financial support and $459 of in-kind support) for the Moore Reserve Dog Park Community Christmas Party to be held on 24 November 2018, at Moore Reserve, Oatley.

 

(c)     That Council approve the sponsorship of $6,345 ($5,600 financial support and $745 of in-kind support) for the Buddhist Light International Sports day to be held on 1 December 2018, at Kogarah Park, Carlton.

 

(d)     That Council approve the sponsorship of $1,621 ($985 financial support and $636 of in-kind support) for the International Community Fellowship Hurstville City Carols to be held on 8 December 2018, at Woodville Park, Hurstville.

 

(e)     That Council approve the sponsorship of $1,282 ($686 financial support and $596 in-kind support) for the Oatley Combined Churches Association Carols in the Park to be held on 8 December 2018, at Oatley Memorial Gardens, Oatley.

 

(f)      That Council approve the sponsorship of $10,551 ($9,450 financial support and $1,101 of in-kind support) for the Salvation Army Community Carols to be held on 9 December 2018, at Olds Park, Penshurst.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM045-18       Community and Culture Reference Group Meeting Minutes - 16 October 2018

(Report by Coordinator, Community Development)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That Council adopt the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Community and Culture Reference Group meeting held on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM046-18       Public Art Trial Project at Ellen Subway, Mortdale

(Report by Coordinator Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council note the proposed schedule and delivery of a public art trial project at Ellen Subway, Mortdale, as outlined in this report.

(b)     That Council approve the allocation of funds from the development and implementation of the Creative Cultural Strategy budget, as outlined in this report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM047-18       Major Events Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 8 October 2018

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

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That Council adopts the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the Major Events Advisory Committee meeting held on Monday 8 October 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM048-18       Community Grants Program 2018-19 Round 1

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That the funding recommendations resulting from the Georges River Council Community Grants Program 2018-2019 Round 1, as detailed in Attachment 1, be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM049-18       Library Service Delivery Model Review

(Report by Manager Library Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Wu and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council notes the program and milestones for the ‘Library Services Model Feasibility Study’.

(b)     That the results of the ‘Library Services Model Feasibility Study’ are reported to Council together with recommendations for an enhanced library service and options for consolidated library facilities and alignment with multipurpose community facilities.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM050-18       Draft Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy - public exhibition

(Report by Coordinator, Programming and Operations)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Katris

(a)     That Council approve the draft Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy to be placed on public exhibition subject to the General Manager including updated financial information on the operating costs of recreational and community facilities for the period 2017-18.

(b)     That the period of public exhibition will be from 3 December 2018 to 1 March 2019 to facilitate extensive community consultation.

(c)     That Council Officers undertake further consultation with adjoining councils, the NSW Department of Education, key local sporting associations and other stakeholders to seek feedback on the draft Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy during the public exhibition period.

(d)     That a further report be submitted to Council on feedback from any public submissions made during the exhibition period, together with any recommended changes to the draft Georges River Council Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy prior to adoption.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM051-18       Learn to Swim Pilot - Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre

(Report by Executive Manager Premium Facilities and Properties)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

(a)     That Council note the outcome of the pilot Learn to Swim program undertaken at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre.

(b)     That should Councillors wish to fund this program, funds be sourced from the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund in the form of a $100 subsidy per student for non-swimmers and children in need from selected schools to attend the Department of Education Learn to Swim Program.

 (c)    That Council write to the State Minister for Sport, the Honourable Stuart Ayres and the Federal Minister for Sport, the Honourable Bridget McKenzie seeking financial support for learn to swim programs thereby addressing the recommendations in Sport 2030 Strategy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM052-18       Oatley West Childcare Service - 66 Mulga Road, Oatley

(Report by Manager, Children’s Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

(a)     That Council note the proposed next steps in the development, construction and delivery of 66 Mulga Road, Oatley as a new Georges River Council childcare centre to open to the public in January 2020.

(b)     That Council note the attached community engagement and communication plans for the project.

(c)     That Council approve the allocation of funds from the Repealed Hurstville Section 94 Community Facilities Plan, up to the value of $4 million, for the construction and fit out of the Mulga Road, Oatley West Childcare Centre.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7.08pm.

 

 

Chairperson