minutes


Economic Development Advisory Committee

 

Monday, 19 November 2018

5.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Stephen Agius (arrived 5.33pm), Councillor Vince Badalati and Councillor Nick Katris.

 

Industry and Community Members

Mr Chris Wilborn (OBO 3 Bridges), Ms Tania Katsanis (Community Representative), Mr Dave Morris (General Manager - Realise Business), Ms Claire Zang (Owner – Best Professional Finance), Mr Andrew Eldridge (Strategic Planner and Business Partner) and Mr Spiro Abelas (S Abelas and Company Real Estate and Business Brokers.

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Economic Development Officer, Mr Craig Edmondson, Senior Project Officer, Ms Lee Crane, Personal Assistant Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services, Ms Lynne Denham and Administration Officer, Ms Melissa Barreca.

 

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 5.02pm .

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Rita Kastanias, Mr Frank Bates (President – Beverley Park Golf Club) and  Ms Chantelle Chapman (Group Business Development and Marketing Managers – Club Central), Tirza Witana (YAC).

 

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Economic Development Advisory Committee - 09 October 2018

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

That the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held on 09 October 2018, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

Committee Reports

EDC029-18       Home Based Business Conference

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

That the report regarding the Home Based Business Conference be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC030-18       Business After Five

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

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

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC031-18       Kogarah Noon's and Tunes during October 2018

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

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

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC032-18       Economic Development and Place Management in the Hurstville City Centre

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

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

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

 

EDC033-18       NSW Small Business Commissioner Small Business Friendly Councils Senior Executive Roundtable - Georges River

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer )

Note:          Councillor Katris left the meeting at 5.25pm.

 

Note:          Councillor Agius arrived at 5.33pm.

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

(a)     That the report regarding the NSW Small Business Commissioner Small Business Friendly Councils Senior Executive Roundtable be received and noted.

(b)     That the Committee recommend that Council review its policy on outdoor dining fees and charges with a view on moving towards a no fee policy.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC034-18       Extension of the Economic Development Advisory Committee

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Agius and Councillor Badalati 

That the Committee recommend that Council endorse the extension of the existing non-councillor membership of the Economic Development Advisory Committee as outlined in this report for a further one year.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

  

 

General Business

 

Catherine McMahon, Manager Strategic Planning advised that in 2019 the meetings of the Economic Development Advisory Committee will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6.00pm.

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 5:35pm

 

 

Chairperson