minutes


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 03 December 2018

6.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 


Present

Council Members

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

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture - Ms Rebekah Schulz, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Manager Library Services – Ms Wilma Bancroft, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Acting Head of Executive Services – Ms Vicki Hewitt, Team Leader Library Information Services – Mr Thomas MacRae and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.15pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies 

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Wu be accepted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Addresses To The Meeting

ITEM

SPEAKER

COM054-18       Public Requests to Name/Rename Parks, Roads, Places, Laneways, Suburb, Rivulet and an Island

Carol Lauricella

Minutes of Previous Meetings

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 12 November 2018

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Katris

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 12 November 2018 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Committee Reports

COM053-18       Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags and Drinking Straws from Council Events

(Report by Coordinator, Events and Sponsorship)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That the progress to date in reducing the use of single-use plastic bags and drinking straws be noted.

(b)     That Council note the cost implications, risks and processes that would be required to further integrate sustainable event practices.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM054-18       Public Requests to Name/Rename Parks, Roads, Places, Laneways, Suburb, Rivulet and an Island

(Report by Coordinator, Community Development)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed road reserve informally known as Shunde Gardens on South Street, Kogarah as Edith Blake Reserve be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(b)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed road reserve informally known as Gloucester Road Reserve in Beverly Hills to Merv Lynch Reserve be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(c)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed road reserve informally known as Edgbaston Road Reserve in Beverly Hills to Cable Reserve be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(d)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed road reserve informally known as River Road Reserve No.1 in Oatley to Boorea Reserve be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(e)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed park adjoining Anglo Square in Carlton to Nethery Park be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(f)      That the proposal to name the currently unnamed lane between Hardwicke Street and Littleton Street in Riverwood as Lauricella Lane be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(g)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road in Beverly Hills as Evans Lane be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(h)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed lane between King Georges Road and Hampden Street in Beverly Hills as St James Lane be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(i)      That the proposal to name the currently unnamed lane between Hampden Street and Melvin Street in Beverly Hills as Horace Lane be endorsed to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(j)      That the proposal to divide and define Mortdale Heights as a distinct suburb from Mortdale be declined, in accordance with section 5a(i) of the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(k)     That the proposal to name the currently unnamed rivulet in Peakhurst, Pename Rivulet be declined, in accordance with section 4a(i) of the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(l)      That the proposal to name the currently unnamed island in Lugarno, Future Island be declined, in accordance with section 4a(ii) of the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy;

(m)    That during the public exhibition period, a Councillor Workshop is held to consider the results of the community consultation and provide further input on the Council Officer recommendations, prior to final submission to the Geographical Names Board and a further report to Council for approval.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM055-18       Sponsorship and Donation Requests

(Report by Coordinator, Events and Sponsorship)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council approve the sponsorship request of $594.00 ($594.00 of in-kind support) for the performance of “The Life and Death of King John” presented by Bard on the Beach to be held on the 19 March 2019 at Carss Park.

(b)     That Council retrospectively approve a donation request of $230.00 ($230.00 of in-kind support) for the use of public space to Christ Church Anglican for their non-perishable food collection at Morts Road, Mortdale between 19 and 24 November 2018.

(c)     That Council retrospectively approve the sponsorship request of $769.00 ($700.00 financial support and $69.00 of in-kind support) to stage the annual Community Christmas Carol Service presented by St Cuthberts Park Road Anglican Church, South Carlton to be held 9 December 2018.

(d)     That Council retrospectively approve the sponsorship request of $2285.00 ($2250.00 financial support and $35.00 of in-kind support) to support the Community Carol event presented by Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Peakhurst to be held 9 December 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

 

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM056-18       Construction of a Library Media Lab at Hurstville Library

(Report by Manager Library Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council endorse (in-principle) the renovation of Hurstville Library to make available additional space for public use, including the creation of a Media Lab to meet growing demand for creative spaces, technology and learning support subject to securing adequate funding.

(b)     That Public Library Infrastructure Grant funds awarded to the former Hurstville City Council in 2014/15 be used to assist with construction and fit-out.

(c)     That Council investigate additional funding sources prior to, and as part of, the 2019/20 budget process.

 

Record of Voting:

 

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.36pm.

 

 

Chairperson