Agenda


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 25 March 2019

 

Dragon Room

Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre

Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville

 

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 2

 

Ordinary Meeting

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      National Anthem

2.      Prayer

3.      Acknowledgement of Country

Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

4.      Apologies  

5.      Notice of Webcasting

6.      Disclosures of Interest

7.      Public Addresses to the Meeting

8.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

MINUTES: Council Meeting - 25 February 2019

9.      Mayoral Minute

MM002-19         2019 Councillors' Charity Ball in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence and Homelessness

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 5

MM003-19         Christchurch MosqueTerrorist Attack

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 6  

10.    Matters of Privilege

11.    Committee Reports

CCL010-19       Report of the Environment and Planning Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................... 7

CCL011-19       Report of the Finance and Governance Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................. 11

CCL012-19       Report of the Community and Culture Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................. 20

CCL013-19       Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................. 24

12.    Environment and Planning

Nil

13.    Finance and Governance

CCL014-19       Applications Pursuant to Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)........................................... 28

14.    Assets and Infrastructure

Nil

15.    Community and Culture

Nil

16.    Notices of Rescission

Nil

17.    Notices of Motion

NM007-19          Removal of Street Trees Adjoining 17-19 Payten Street, Kogarah Bay

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 49

NM008-19          Removal of Street Tree Adjoining 70 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 50

NM009-19          Removal of Private Tree at 6 Cretney Place, Peakhurst Heights

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 51

NM010-19          Increased Website Accessibility

(Report by Councillor Liu).......................................................................................... 52

NM011-19          Consistency of Code of Conduct Provisions Across All Levels of Government

(Report by Councillor Badalati)................................................................................. 53

NM012-19          Abandoned Shopping Trolleys in the Georges River Area

(Report by Councillor Katris)...................................................................................... 54

NM013-19          Georges River Local Planning Panel Membership

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 55

NM014-19          Clean Up Australia Day - Thank You To Volunteers

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 56

NM015-19          Georges River Council Noxious Weed Control Program

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 57

NM016-19          Installation of Water Bottle Filling Stations in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 58

NM017-19          Georges River Life Care Centre - Sleeping Rough Annual Fundraiser

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 59

NM018-19          Share the Dignity - April 2019 Dignity Drive

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 60

NM019-19          Councillor Attendance at Conferences

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 61

NM020-19          Smart Technology for Car Parking in Georges River

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 62

NM021-19          Extension of the Hurstville Oval Pavilion

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 63

NM022-19          Establishment of Georges River Financial Sustainability Working Group

(Report by Councillor Badalati)................................................................................. 64

NM023-19          Kogarah War Memorial Pool - Draft 2019/2020 Budget

(Report by Councillor Landsberry)............................................................................ 65

NM024-19          Palm Court Car Park, Forest Road Hurstville

(Report by Councillor Konjarski)............................................................................... 66

18.    Questions with Notice

QWN003-19      Management of Street Trees Throughout the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 67   

 


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Mayoral Minute

Item:          MM002-19          2019 Councillors' Charity Ball in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

Background

Councillors hosted the successful inaugural Georges River Councillors’ Charity Ball on Friday 27 July 2018.  Council donated $30,000 from the funds raised at the ball to the Rotary Club of Hurstville “Kids at Play” garden project at St George Hospital.  Three hundred guests attended the fundraising Ball including Georges River Councillors; Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure MP; Member for Kogarah, Mr Chris Minns MP; Member for Rockdale, Mr Stephen Kamper MP; Council’s Executive Team and a large number of representatives from local community and sporting clubs.

This year the Councillors’ Charity Ball will be held on Friday 2 August 2019 at the Marana Auditorium.  The sponsorship prospectus will be launched in May and Council will be seeking sponsors to support the event and assist in raising funds for the chosen charity recipient.

I propose that this year’s Councillors’ Charity Ball raise funds for a not for profit community-run service that provides support to people within the Georges River community who are experiencing domestic violence and homelessness. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics identified that the rate of people experiencing homelessness rose by 27% in NSW in the five years between 2011 and 2016. This includes an increase in people who are sleeping rough and residing in boarding houses and people living in severely overcrowded dwellings. In 2016, 37,692 people in NSW identified as homeless. This includes 634 people from the Georges River local government area.

Domestic and family violence are the main reasons women and children leave their homes in Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that overall, 40% of clients seeking specialist homelessness services during 2016-17 were experiencing domestic and family violence.

The peak state body, Domestic Violence NSW, reports that women and children often face lengthy waits to secure safe and transitional housing and are routinely referred to emergency temporary accommodation that is often unsafe while they await long term options.

In May 2018, Georges River Council resolved to provide a women’s crisis accommodation and refuge facility in Hurstville to support women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence within the local government area. There are a range of services within the local area that assist victims of domestic violence and homelessness. 

Council staff can assess local services and make a recommendation to Council of a suitable not for profit organisation or service to receive the proceeds of this year’s Ball in order to support victims of domestic violence and homelessness.

 

 

MOTION:

That the 2019 Councillors’ Charity Ball support victims of domestic violence and homelessness with proceeds being donated to a local charitable organisation. 

 

 

  


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Item:          MM003-19          Christchurch MosqueTerrorist Attack

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

On Friday 15 March 2019, as hundreds gathered for Morning Prayer at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch New Zealand, a man confirmed to be an Australian born citizen carried out fatal shootings, killing at least 50 people.

 

Georges River Council condemns the horrific terrorist attack that happened in Christchurch on that day. To our New Zealand brothers and sisters and to the Muslim community abroad and in Georges River, we offer our utmost condolences and support as they recover from this heartbreaking attack.

 

 

 

MOTION:

That Standing Orders be Suspended and Council observe a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shooting.

 

 

    


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Committee Reports

Item:                   CCL010-19        Report of the Environment and Planning Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019
  

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items ENV005-19 to ENV007-19 inclusive, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

 

ENV005-19       Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Meeting Tuesday 19 February 2019

That Council adopts the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

 

ENV006-19       Integrated Fox Control/Management Program

That Council endorses undertaking a Fox Management Action Plan that incorporates education, notification and control methods and is based on the information contained in the body of the report.

 

ENV007-19       Crown Lands Plans of Management

(a)     That Council note the new legislative obligations regarding the preparation of Plans of Management for the Georges River Local Government Area.

(b)     That Council endorse the indicative program to be completed in the next three years as generally outlined in the report.

(c)     That having regard to Council’s legislative obligations, Council allocate $250,000 in the 2019/20 budget for the review and preparation of the required Plans of Management and note the future funding requirements of approximately $250,000 per annum for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 budgets.

 

 

File Reference

D1961809

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee 11 March 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 March 2019

CCL010-19             Report of the Environment and Planning Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee 11 March 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL011-19        Report of the Finance and Governance Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items FIN012-19 to FIN021-19 inclusive, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

 

FIN012-19         Advice on Costs and Status of Council's Court Proceedings - February 2019

That the report “Advice on Costs and Status of Council’s Court Proceedings – February 2019” be received and noted.

 

FIN013-19          Property Matter - 25D Rona Street Peakhurst - Proposed Easement to Drain Water

(a)  That Council grant an Easement to Drain Water over Lot 15 in Deposited Plan (DP) 26426 and Lot A in DP400173 being part of Beale Reserve, Peakhurst as generally detailed in this report.

 

(b)  That the General Manager be authorised to execute the s88B Instrument or Transfer Granting Easement and all associated documentation to create the easement and under Common Seal of the Council, if required.

 

(c)   That Council note the reference to “granny flat” in paragraph 6 of the report is incorrect and should read “dual occupancy development”.

 

(d)  That all costs associated with the granting of the easement be met by the applicant.

 

FIN014-19         Review of Council's Code of Conduct and the Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct

(a)     That the Draft Code of Conduct and Draft Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct be placed on public exhibition for a period of 14 days.

 

(b)     That a further Councillor Workshop takes place following the public exhibition period to discuss submissions made.

(c)     That upon the completion of the exhibition period, a further report be provided to Council for the adoption of the Draft Code of Conduct and Draft Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct after considering any submissions and/or feedback received during the public exhibition period.

(d)     That a copy of the Draft Code of Conduct and Draft Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct be forwarded to the Office of Local Government (OLG) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) during the public exhibition period, to seek their feedback on both documents.

 

FIN015-19         Adoption of new Georges River Council Code of Meeting Practice incorporating mandatory provisions of the Model Code of Meeting Practice - AND

FIN021-19                   Supplementary Report - Adoption of New Georges River Council Code of                        Meeting Practice incorporating mandatory provisions of the Model Code                          of Meeting Practice

(a)       That Council endorse the draft Code of Meeting Practice attached to this report, for public exhibition for a period of forty-two (42) days.

 

(b)       That following the public exhibition period, a further report be provided to Council detailing any submissions received and providing a final Code of Meeting Practice for Council adoption.

 

(c)        That Council note the proposed amendments to the Council meeting timetable as detailed        in this report.

 

(d)       That option 3 is the preferred option which will go on public exhibition.

 

FIN016-19         Georges River Council Property Portfolio Report

That the Council Property Portfolio report be received and noted.

 

FIN017-19         Investment Report as at 31 January 2019

That Council receive and note the contents of the Investment Report as at 31 January 2019.

 

FIN018-19         2018/19 Half Yearly Progress Report and Quarterly Budget Review Statement for Quarter Ending 31 December 2018.

(a)     That Council receive and note the Half Yearly Progress Report July 2018 – December 2018 (Attachment 1) of performance made against Georges River Council’s Delivery Program 2018/19 to 2020/21 and Operational Plan 2018/19 including the Quarterly Budget Review for Quarter Ending 31 December 2018.

(b)     That Council approve the variances to the 2018/19 Budget, as detailed in Attachment 1, as a result of the Quarter Ending 31 December 2018 Budget Review.

(c)     That Council endorse the Delivery Program and Operational Plan items recommended for cancellation, being placed on hold, altered or proposed to be carried over, as detailed in Attachment 1.

(d)     That a copy of the Half Yearly Progress Report July 2018 – December 2018 be published on Council’s website.

 

FIN019-19                   Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes from 29 October 2018

That the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on the 29 October 2018, provided as Attachment 1, be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

FIN020-19         Quarterly Report - Outstanding Council Resolutions as at 31 December 2018

That the Quarterly Report - Outstanding Council Resolutions as at 31 December 2018, be received and noted.

 

 

File Reference

D19/61820

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Finance and Governance Committee 11 March 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 March 2019

CCL011-19             Report of the Finance and Governance Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes - Finance and Governance Committee 11 March 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL012-19        Report of the Community and Culture Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items COM007-19 to COM008-19 inclusive, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

 

COM007-19       Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations

(a) That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $2,500.00 ($2,500.00 of financial support) to stage The Messiah musical performance event presented by St Mark’s Anglican Church to be held 7 April 2019 at St Mark’s Church, South Hurstville.

(b) That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $76.00 ($76.00 of in-kind support) to hold the Peakhurst United Women in Football Pink Ribbon Gala Day and Girls Clinic event presented by St George Football Association be held 3 March 2019 at Peakhurst Park.

(c)  That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $2,566.00 ($151.00 of in-kind support and $2,415.00 of financial support) to hold the Show and Shine day for Kids with Cancer event presented by Inter-Infra NSW Pty Ltd to be held 6 April 2019.

(d) That Council receive and note the Quick Response Donation granted to the amount of $200.00 to support local gymnast, Ellen Maher who will be representing Australia at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi from 8 to 21 March 2019.

(e) That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $1,200.00 in lieu ticket purchases ($1,200.00 of financial support) to hold the Black Tie Masquerade Ball event presented by The Child Protection Foundation to be held 5 July 2019.

 

COM008-19       Amendments to the Georges River Council Historical Markers Policy

That, to ensure consistency with the approved Place Naming Policy, the amendments to the Georges River Council Historical Markers Policy be endorsed.

 

 

File Reference

D19/61830

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Community and Culture - 11 March 2019 - pdf version for Council report 25 March 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 March 2019

CCL012-19             Report of the Community and Culture Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

(Attachment 1]       Minutes of Community and Culture - 11 March 2019 - pdf version for Council report 25 March 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL013-19        Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items ASS005-19 to ASS006-19 inclusive, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

 

ASS005-19        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 March 2019

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 March 2019 be adopted by Council.

 

ASS006-19        Tender for the Construction of the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement & Stormwater Harvesting Scheme - Stage 2 - Stormwater Levy, Federal Government Grant and Section 94 Funds

a)    That Council, in accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW), accepts the Tender from the Total Civil Constructions Pty Ltd, in the amount of $2,989,116.00 (excluding GST), after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint the Civil Constructions Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T18/030 Tender for the Construction of the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement and Stormwater Harvesting Stage 2.

 

b)    That Council approves the allocation of $1,104,000 from the Stormwater Drainage Reserve.

 

c)    That Council approves the allocation of Section 94 Funds as outlined in the table within item 34.

 

d)    That Council approves the carry-over of savings from Stage 1 of the project of $75,000.

 

e)    That Council approves the revised budget of $3,500,000 for the Construction of the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement and Stormwater Harvesting Stage 2.

 

f)     That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

 

g)    That Council Officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

File Reference

D19/61978

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Assets and Infrastructure Committee 11 March 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 March 2019

CCL013-19             Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting held on 11 March 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes - Assets and Infrastructure Committee 11 March 2019

 

 

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Finance and Governance

Item:                   CCL014-19        Applications Pursuant to Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy  

Author:              Manager, Office of the General Manager

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Finance and Governance

 Recommendation;

That the following applications for funding, pursuant to the Councillors Ward Discretionary Fund Policy, be approved:

 

i.          Application submitted by Councillor Tegg on behalf of the St Declan’s Church in the amount of $687.50.

ii.         Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of Homicide Victims Support Group Australia in the amount of $1,500.

iii.        Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of Lugarno Progress Association in the amount of $1,500.

iv.        Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of Lugarno Lions Club in the amount of $1,500.

v.         Application submitted by Councillor Grekas on behalf of Bald Face Public School P&C in the amount of $750.

vi.        Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Kim Anderson in the amount of $500.

vii.       Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Helen Amanatiadis in the amount of $500.

viii.      Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Susan McInerny in the amount of $500.

ix.        Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Michael Ambriano in the amount of $500.

x.         Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Dawei XU in the amount of $500.

xi.        Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of Christopher Elder in the amount of $500.

xii.       Application submitted by Councillor Wu on behalf of CanRevive in the amount of $1500.

xiii.      Application submitted by Councillor Wu on behalf of Australian Chinese Community of NSW in the amount of $1500.

xiv.      Application submitted by Councillor Wu on behalf of Autism Community Network in the amount of $1500.

xv.       Application submitted by Councillor Wu on behalf of CASS Care Limited in the amount of $1500.

xvi.      Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Oatley Rugby in the amount of $250.

 

xvii.     Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Oatley Rugby in the amount of $500.

xviii.    Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Penshurst RSL JRLC in the amount of $250.

xix.      Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Penshurst RSL JRLC in the amount of $500.

xx.       Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Oatley Historical Society in the amount of $150

xxi.      Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Oatley Historical Society in the amount of $250.

xxii.     Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Lugarno Uniting Netball in the amount of $150.00

xxiii.    Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Lugarno Uniting Netball in the amount of $250.

xxiv.    Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Lugarno Lions in the amount of $250

xxv.     Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Lugarno Lions in the amount of $500.

xxvi.    Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Lugarno Progress Association in the amount of $250.

xxvii.   Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Lugarno Progress Association in the amount of 500.

xxviii.  Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Oatley West FC Netball in the amount of $250.

xxix.    Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Oatley West FC in the amount of $500.

xxx.     Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Forest Rangers FC in the amount of $250.

xxxi.    Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Forest Rangers in the amount of $500.

xxxii.   Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Hurstville Glory in the amount of $250.

xxxiii.  Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Hurstville Glory FC in the amount of $500.

xxxiv.  Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Lugarno FC in the amount of $250.

xxxv.   Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Lugarno FC in the amount of $500.

xxxvi.  Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Peakhurst United FC in the amount of $250.

xxxvii. Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Peakhurst United FC in the amount of $500.

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council at its meeting of the 28 May 2018 endorsed the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy (The Fund).

2.      The Policy provides a framework which enables Councillors to provide minor financial support to individuals, community groups or for the provisions of minor capital works within wards which will complement Council’s existing grants, sponsorship and donations framework.

3.      This report includes details of applications which have been assessed against the Funds eligibility criteria and determined to qualify for funding.

Background

4.      The Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy stipulates three categories for applications of funds, those by an individual, community group and applications for minor capital works. 

5.      In keeping with ensuring accountability and transparency details have been included below in regards to applications that are now listed for consideration and their demonstrated ability to satisfy the eligibility criteria of the Fund.

6.      In addition to these measures, details of funds awarded are available on Council’s website and are included in Council’s Annual Report as is required in regards to the allocation of funds through section 356 of the Local Government Act.

 

CWF086/18-19

Councillor Tegg

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Replacement of sound system for Church

Applicant’s Details

St Declan’s Catholic Church, Penshurst

Amount of Funds

Requested

$687.50

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Tegg has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to St Declan’s Catholic Church aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

St Declan’s Catholic Church conducts and hosts many social programs in its meeting rooms such as church related programs, (e.g. youth group meetings) and other programs for the community like yoga classes, choir rehearsals and Tai Chi sessions. It is a place for members of the community to socialise, network and make friends. It and has been an Incorporated Body since 1 July 2000 (ABN 37 312 672 319) and is a registered charity on the ACNC.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF087/18-19

Councillor Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Fundraiser

Applicant’s Details

Homicide Victims Support Group Australia

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Kastanias has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Homicide Victims Support Group Australia aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Founded in June 1993, the Group was established when the parents of Anita Cobby and Ebony Simpson were introduced to each other.

There was a real need to set up an organisation which could offer counselling, support and information to families and friends of homicide victims throughout NSW. 

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF088/18-19

Councillor Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Community Group

 

Reason for Request

Historical Books

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Progress Association

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Kastanias has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno Progress Association aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lugarno Progress Association is proud of the history of our beautiful suburb and value the contribution made by LPA members over the many years that the Association has been operating. They are involved in Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Planting Day to mention just a few opportunities to beautify Lugarno.

Lugarno Progress Association meets every month except January on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Club Grandviews, 821 Forest Rd, Peakhurst..

 

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF089/18-19

Councillor Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Community Group

 

Reason for Request

Line Marking Spring Festival

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Lions Club

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Kastanias has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno Lions Club aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lions Club of Lugarno was formed in 1973 following a meeting of interested potential members with members of the Lions Club of Hurstville.  Club records indicate that over the past 40 years hundreds of local citizens in the Lugarno, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Riverwood and Mortdale areas have passed through the Club as active members. This would indicate that the club remains a very important and active volunteer organisation within the Georges River (formerly Hurstville City) Council area

No previous applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF090/18-19

Councillor Grekas

Classification of

Application

Community Group

 

Reason for Request

Contribution towards installation of water bottle refill station

Applicant’s Details

Bald Face Public School P&C

Amount of Funds

Requested

$750.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Bald Face Public School P&C aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Bald Face Public School is a small, community based school in the riverside suburb of Blakehurst in Sydney's South. As a learning community, incorporating students, parents and staff, the school provides varied and quality educational programs which caters for the needs of its students.   

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF091/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Kim Anderson

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF092/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Helen Amanatiadis

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF093/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Susan McInerny

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF094/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Michael Ambriano

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF095/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Dawei Xu

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

 


 

 

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF096/18-19

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Artist in Residence – Introductory Program

 

The Artist in Residence program provides a studio space and accommodation for one artist. The Residence is located in Carss Bush Park and is open to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. Currently, distinguished local artists have been selected to undertake an interim residency program. The program aims to create opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs. The Artist in Residence Program will foster connections and interactions between people, introducing new artists, experiences and opportunities to the Georges River community. 

 

The requested funds will be used to further the selected artists’

Applicant’s Details

Christopher Elder

Amount of Funds

Requested

$500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the Artist in Residence aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

 

Pillar 5.4.4 (1) Encourage and promote the arts through Councils cultural facilities including Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville Entertainment Centre and Carss Park Artists College. (a) Implement an annual program of community and cultural programs and events. (i) Develop and deliver the Georges River Art Prize, Artist in Residence Program and Delivery Festival.

 

Council support of the Artist in Residence affords Council the opportunity to demonstrate to the community that we actively support activities which contribute positively to the community.

 

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF097/18-19

Councillor Wu

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Understanding of Diagnostic Tests and Safe Medication applications

Applicant’s Details

CanRevive Inc

Amount of Funds Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to CanRevive Inc aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

CanRevive Inc. is a public benevolent institution, established in 1995 at Haymarket Sydney, by two cancer survivors and one carer to support Chinese speaking people through their cancer journey. Its aim is to help to minimize the impact of cancer on patients and their families by providing information and emotional support to cater for their cultural and linguistic needs.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF098/18-19

Councillor Wu

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Falls Prevention & Aged Care

Applicant’s Details

Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW (ACCA)

Amount of Funds Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

ACCA is a non-political, non-religious, and a not-for-profit organisation (Y1741330) that was specifically formed to serve the Chinese-Australian community in New South Wales. Since its foundation in 1974, ACCA has been providing community services such as aged home care, aged day care, dementia service, interest classes and Chinese language classes as well as organising various cultural and Chinese festival events throughout the year.

History of Previous Applications

YES

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF099/18-19

Councillor Wu

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Bluefit Exercise Program

Applicant’s Details

Autism Community Network (ACN)

Amount of Funds Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Autism Community Network aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Autism Community Network (ACN) is a charity focused around building a strong community of support for autism. They use combined knowledge and experiences as carers or individuals in the 'autism community' to help each other.


They now have more than 1,400 families who come together on-line and 17 LGAs across Sydney and in Wollongong to create a society where people with autism and their families can lead rich, full and rewarding lives.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 


 

 

CWF100/18-19

Councillor Wu

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Spirit of Anzac Program

Applicant’s Details

CASS Care Limited

Amount of Funds Requested

$1500.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to CASS Care Limited aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

This community organisation established in 2002, and gained registration as a charity shortly after our formation. They provide a wide range of community services and activities for people residing in Metropolitan Sydney and Wollongong. Most clients come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in particular, people from the East Asian countries, including Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians and Vietnamese, amongst many other people in the community. Over 2,600 families access our services and activities weekly.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF101/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Oatley Rugby

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Oatley Rugby aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Oatley Junior Rugby Club was formed in 1958 as a foundation club of the junior competition in the St George district. The first team entered the Under 12 competition. By 1968 the Club had 240 players, 13 teams competing and had also collected 13 premierships.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF102/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Penshurst RSL JRL

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Penshurst RSL JRL aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

. Founded in 1961, the club is one of the most successful in the Sydney region. They play and train out of our home ground, HV Evatt Park, Lugarno, NSW.  Penshurst RSL JRLFC compete in the St George JRLFC competition

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF103/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards research

Applicant’s Details

Oatley Historical Society

Amount of Funds Requested

$400.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Oatley Historical Society aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Oatley Heritage and Historical Society researches historical events and places within and around Oatley.  The Society researches Oatley History and publishes its reports and other material on this site.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF104/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Uniting Netball

Amount of Funds Requested

$400.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno Uniting Netball aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

 

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF105/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Lions Club

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno Lions aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lions Club of Lugarno was formed in 1973 following a meeting of interested potential members with members of the Lions Club of Hurstville.  Club records indicate that over the past 40 years hundreds of local citizens in the Lugarno, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Riverwood and Mortdale areas have passed through the Club as active members. This would indicate that the club remains a very important and active volunteer organisation within the Georges River (formerly Hurstville City) Council area.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF106/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Progress Association

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno Progress Association aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lugarno Progress Association is proud of the history of our beautiful suburb and value the contribution made by LPA members over the many years that the Association has been operating. They are involved in Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Planting Day to mention just a few opportunities to beautify Lugarno.

Lugarno Progress Association meets every month except January on the first Monday of the month at 7pm at Club Grandviews, 821 Forest Rd, Peakhurst..

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

 

CWF107/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Oatley West FC

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Oatley West FC aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

All Saints Oatley West Soccer Club originally started in 1923 and then re-started officially in 1960 with only 13 registered players in 1 team. Originally affiliated with the All Saints Oatley West Anglican Church, the club grew and became very successful in the Churches Soccer Competition, at one point getting up to about 17 teams, and with numerous premierships. In 2004 our club became incorporated, primarily to fulfil the requirements of Soccer NSW's Insurance Companies, so we are now All Saints Oatley West Soccer Club Inc.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF108/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Forest Rangers FC

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Forest Rangers FC aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Forest Rangers Football Club, established in 1966,  has teams ranging from Under 6 to Over 35. They play in the St George Football Association, home ground at Gannon’s Park, Peakhurst. They have teams for girls, boys, women and men and enjoy support from many local organisations and businesses.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF109/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Hurstville Glory FC

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Hurstville Glory FC aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Football Club was established in 2003 after the merger of two long standing clubs in the St George Football Association district, Kingsgrove Allstars and St George Olympic. Glory FC was until recently known as Hurstville Glory and we cater for players of all ages from 6s to over 35s and at all levels of ability.

They focus on the benefits of participation in the beautiful game and encourage players to continuously improve, support each other and enjoy their football.

 

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF110/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno FC

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lugarno FC aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lugarno Football Club is one of the most prominent and respected clubs in the St George Football Association. In the most recent football season the club fielded some 45 teams (22 competition and 23 non-competition teams) and had close to 600 registered players and 110 team officials covering the age groups from the under 6’s to the over 45’s. The Club fields teams across both genders.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF111/18-19

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards their 2019 season/competition costs

Applicant’s Details

Peakhurst United FC

Amount of Funds Requested

$750.00           

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene & Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Peakhurst United FC aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Peakhurst United FC is a family football club with teams ranging from 6's to all age men's and women. Proudly representing the community since 1965.

History of Previous Applications

No previous applications

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

7.      Funds of $1,000,000 consisting of $150,000 of non-capital funds and $850,000 of capital funds have been allocated in the 2018/19 Budget.

Non Capital Funds ($10,000/Councillor)

Funds Allocated to date including this report

Remaining Balance

The Mayor Councillor Greene

$8,270.00

$1,730.00

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Elmir

$3,000.00

$7,000.00

Councillor Agius

$2,270.00

$7,730.00

Councillor Badalati

$4,500.00

$5,500.00

Councillor Grekas

$9,500.00

$500.00

Councillor Hindi

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Councillor Katris

$5,270.00

$4,730.00

Councillor Kastanias

$9,270.00

$730.00

Councillor Konjarski

$2,650.00

$7,350.00

Councillor Landsberry

$7,500.00

$2,500.00

Councillor Liu

$6,500.00

$3,500.00

Councillor Payor

$3,370.00

$6,630.00

Councillor Symington

$8,820.00

$1,180.00

Councillor Tegg

$4,537.50

$5,462.50

Councillor Wu

$6,000.00

$4,000.00

 

Ward Funds for minor capital works have been fully allocated for the financial year across all Wards.

 

Risk Implications

8.      The Enterprise Risk Management Strategy contains two relevant actions in regards to the provision of an open, accessible and transparent decision making and meeting process.  The adopted process for the allocation of funds through the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy is one of many strategies that have been implemented to ensure that these actions are achieved.  

 

Community Engagement

9.      Community engagement regarding the allocation of funds $1,000,000 consisting of $150,000 of non-capital funds and $850,000 of capital funds allocated in the Draft 2018/19 Budget was undertaken as part of the 2018/19 budget process.

 

File Reference

D18/174786

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 49

Notices of Motion

Item:          NM007-19 Removal of Street Trees Adjoining 17-19 Payten Street, Kogarah Bay

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION: 

That in response to requests from residents located opposite 17-19 Payten Street, Kogarah Bay:

 

(a)     The two Tallowwood street trees (Eucalyptus microcorys) located on the opposite footpath in front of 17 and 19 Payten Street, Kogarah Bay be investigated for removal in accordance with the Interim Tree Management Policy 2019 due to damage to kerb and gutter and raised tree roots in the nature strip.

 

(b)     That following any removal, the trees be replaced with a suitable species as identified in the Kogarah Council Street Tree Management Strategy and Masterplan 2009.

 

(c)     That following any removal the necessary repairs be undertaken to the kerb and gutter and nature strip in this location.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, there would be an estimated cost of $7000 to remove two large trees, replace kerb and gutter and reinstate the nature strip (to be sourced from Council’s 2018/19 Tree Management Budget).

 

 

 

 

File Reference

D18/104752

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 50

Item:          NM008-19            Removal of Street Tree Adjoining 70 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION:

That in response to requests from residents located at 70 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno:

 

(a)     The remnant Eucalyptus piperita (Sydney peppermint gum) located on the footpath adjacent to 70 Lugarno Parade, Lugarno be investigated for removal in accordance with the Interim Tree Management Policy 2019 due to damage to private stormwater and sewer pipes and leaf drop to the adjacent property.

 

(b)     That following any removal, the tree be replaced with a suitable species as identified in the Hurstville Street Tree Management Study 2015.

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, there would be an estimated cost of $3500 to remove the large tree and reinstate the nature strip (to be sourced from Council’s 2018/19 Tree Management Budget).

 

 

File Reference

D18/247597

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 51

Item:          NM009-19  Removal of Private Tree at 6 Cretney Place, Peakhurst Heights

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION:

That in response to requests from the resident located at 6 Cretney Place, Peakhurst Heights:

 

(a)     The Syncarpia glomulifera (Turpentine) located within the property at 6 Cretney Place be investigated for removal in accordance with the Interim Tree Management Policy 2019 due to alleged damage to paving and the adjacent residential property.

 

(b)     That following any removal, the tree be replaced with a suitable species as identified in the Interim Tree Management Policy 2019.

 

 

Financial Implications

No financial impact – the cost of tree removal on private property will be borne by the property owner.

 

 

File Reference

D18/267630

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 52

Item:          NM010-19  Increased Website Accessibility

Councillor:       Councillor Liu 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report on  the options available to council to improve the accessibility of our website for all residents of Georges River including people living with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

 

 

Financial implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/42876

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 53

Item:          NM011-19            Consistency of Code of Conduct Provisions Across All Levels of Government

Councillor:       Councillor Badalati 

 

MOTION:

(a)     That Council note the release by the NSW Government of the new Model Code of Conduct for NSW Local Councils which was recently prescribed in December 2018.

(b)     That Council write to the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berijiklian MP and request that both Governments take all necessary steps to adopt similar provisions in their Parliamentary and Ministerial Codes of Conduct to ensure an equitable and consistent approach towards standards of conduct, behaviour and decision making, to that which is mandated at the local level of Government in NSW.

 

 

Financial Implications

No financial impacts.

 

 

File Reference

D19/47629

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 54

Item:          NM012-19            Abandoned Shopping Trolleys in the Georges River Area

Councillor:       Councillor Katris 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report to Council on the options to prevent the accumulation of abandoned shopping trolleys in public places including:

(a)     the implementation of wheel lock or coin operated systems to prevent trolleys from being removed from shopping centre premises;

(b)     the legislative and practical requirements for impounding trolleys and options for future impounding programs;

(c)     methods for deterring the dumping of shopping trolleys in public places;

(d)     methods to improve the time taken by shopping trolley owners to retrieve abandoned shopping trolleys; and

(e)     a public awareness/education campaign to assist in voluntary compliance.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications of any new program will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/47618

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 55

Item:          NM013-19            Georges River Local Planning Panel Membership

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

a)      That, to avoid any perception of potential conflicts of interest, Council advise all Council-appointed local planning panel members that they (or their companies) are prohibited from undertaking any town planning/urban design/architectural/engineering/landscape architecture/property related work within the local government area for the duration of their appointment to the Panel.

b)      That the above prohibition commence immediately upon the appointment of new Council-appointed members of the Local Planning Panel, or on 1 July 2019, whichever occurs first.

c)      That all Council-appointed members be advised that they may complete any existing contractual obligations in the local government area which existed prior to the date of this resolution.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No financial implications.

 

 

File Reference

D19/47535

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 56

Item:          NM014-19  Clean Up Australia Day - Thank You To Volunteers

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager send a letter of appreciation to the community volunteers, Council staff and the following Associations and Groups for their commitment to improving the local environment through their participation in Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March 2019:

·    Kogarah Bay Progress Association

·    2nd Mortdale Scout Group

·    Sydney Hongkongese Community Group

·    Laal Charitable Association

·    Lugarno Progress Association

·    Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society

·    2nd Mortdale Guide Group

 

 

 

Financial Implications

There is no financial impact for this recommendation.

 

 

File Reference

D19/50615

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 57

Item:          NM015-19            Georges River Council Noxious Weed Control Program

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report on Council’s current Noxious Weed Program that addresses the following;

(a)     Council’s responsibility under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015;

(b)     the extent of noxious weeds within the Georges River Area and the effectiveness of current control programs;

(c)     Identify opportunities for community engagement and participation in the management of noxious weeds for properties in the Georges River Local Government Area, particularly those properties that border Bushland Reserves;

(d)     Details of the grant funding received from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the roles and responsibilities of the role of Noxious Weeds Officer funded from this grant;

(e)     Any other matters the General Manager sees as relevant.

 

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications of any new program will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/50620

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 58

Item:          NM016-19  Installation of Water Bottle Filling Stations in the Georges River Local Government Area

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager provide a report to Council on the feasibility and likely cost of installing and maintaining filtered water bottle filling stations in shopping centres and in major parks and reserves within the Georges River Council Local Government area.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications of the new capital program will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/50623

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 59

Item:          NM017-19            Georges River Life Care Centre - Sleeping Rough Annual Fundraiser

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION:

 

That Council purchase a table ($400) at the Georges River Life Care Centre’s Sleeping Rough annual fundraiser dinner on 17 April 2019 hosted by Club Rivers.

 

 

 

 

Financial Considerations

Funds will be sourced from Council’s 2018/19 Donations and Sponsorship budget.

 

File Reference

D19/53375

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 60

Item:          NM018-19            Share the Dignity - April 2019 Dignity Drive

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

(a)     That following the successful implementation of the Share the Dignity vending machine within Hurstville Library, Council registers to become a collection point for donations of tampons and pads for Share the Dignity’s bi-annual Dignity Drive, with collection points at the Georges River Civic Centre, Kogarah Library and Service Centre and Hurstville Library.

(b)     That Council encourages businesses in the local government area to support Share the Dignity by offering collection points through the Dignity Drive this April.

 

 

Financial Implications

The cost of purchasing three reusable Dignity Drive collection boxes is $75.

 

Council made a donation of $10,000 in May 2018 to Share the Dignity, in order to support occupants of the proposed women’s refuge/crisis accommodation.

 

File Reference

D19/54697

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 61

Item:          NM019-19            Councillor Attendance at Conferences

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

The General Manager prepare a report with a view to amending the Mayor and Councillor Expenses and Facilities Policy 2018 to include the following in respect to Councillors attending conferences, seminars, meetings and training courses where the approval of Council is required because it does not come under the definition of ‘local travel’:

(a)     That a report be prepared for Council’s consideration prior to each event that addresses the following:

i)    the purpose or purposes of the conference, seminar, meeting or training course;

ii)   an outline of the event with expected outcomes;

iii)  relevance of the event to the residents of Georges River;

iv)  the names of any Councillors and the number of staff seeking to attend the conference; and

v)   the estimated cost of registration, travel and associated expenses for which approval is being sought.

(b)     That following attendance at the event, the relevant Councillors, either individually or collectively, present a report to Council within two months of the event  that:

i)    Summarises the outcomes; and

ii)   Highlights the benefits to the residents of Georges River.

(c)     That the travel funds allocated for expenses incurred by Councillors attending conferences, seminars, meetings and training courses where the approval of Council is required because they do not come under the definition of ‘local travel’ be allocated on a per Councillor, per year basis, rather than as a single allocation.

 

 

Financial Impact

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

File Reference

D19/60292

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 62

Item:          NM020-19            Smart Technology for Car Parking in Georges River

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report on the opportunities identified in Council’s draft Car Parking Strategy for the installation of smart sensors and detection equipment in all Council owned car parks in the Hurstville and Kogarah CBDs to enable the community to detect availability of spaces via an appropriate application (app).

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications of the new capital program will be provided in a future report

 

File Reference

D19/62511

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 63

Item:          NM021-19  Extension of the Hurstville Oval Pavilion

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report on the options to extend the existing Hurstville Oval Pavilion in lieu of constructing a separate new building, including an estimate of the additional costs to extend and any requirements of Sydney Water or other utilities.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this proposal, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/62537

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 64

Item:          NM022-19            Establishment of Georges River Financial Sustainability Working Group

Councillor:       Councillor Badalati 

 

MOTION:

a)      The Council establish a Georges River Financial Sustainability Working Group of Councillors with the purpose of exploring options available to Council to strengthen Council’s long term financial sustainability.

b)      That membership of the Working Group be open to all Councillors.

c)      That the Director Business and Corporate Services convene the Working Group on a quarterly basis as part of the Quarterly Budget Review process.

 

 

 

Financial Impact

Nil financial impact to Council to establish this Working Group.

 

 

File Reference

D19/62725

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 65

Item:          NM023-19            Kogarah War Memorial Pool - Draft 2019/2020 Budget

Councillor:       Councillor Landsberry 

 

MOTION:

a)      That Council allocate funding in the 2019/2020 Budget to subsidise the ongoing operational costs of Kogarah War Memorial Pool until such time as the future of the Pool has been determined by Council.

b)      Council's commitment to funding the Pool's operational costs will provide certainty to the Georges River community during finalisation of the draft Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy and the independent engineering investigation into the structural condition of the Pool.

 

 

Financial Implications

1.   Operational losses at the Pool in the 2017/18 financial year totalled $650,000. 

 

2.   Council resolved to continue to subsidise the operations of the Pool in the current (2018/19) financial year.

 

 

File Reference

D19/62645

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 66

Item:          NM024-19            Palm Court Car Park, Forest Road Hurstville

Councillor:       Councillor Konjarski 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager prepare a report to investigate options and funding sources to accelerate the conversion of the Palm Court public car park in Forest Road, Hurstville to open space/recreation area, consistent with the recommendations contained in the Hurstville City Centre Urban Design Strategy 2018.

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this motion, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/63519

 

 

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 March 2019                                                                              Page 67

Questions with Notice

Item:                   QWN003-19       Management of Street Trees Throughout the Georges River Local Government Area 

Author:              Councillor Kastanias

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

COUNCILLOR BACKGROUND

 

Arising from recent severe weather events, the community has experienced damage to vehicles and property as a result of falling street trees and branches.

 

I am aware that Council has received numerous insurance claims for damage caused by street trees in our Local Government Area and, having regard to the recent adoption of the Interim Street Tree Management Policy 2019 and the Canopy Enhancement Program, I consider that it is appropriate that Council’s Street Tree Management Program is reviewed to ensure consistency.

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

1.      Can the Director Business and Corporate Services provide an update on the number of insurance claims lodged with Council during the past 12 months for all street tree related matters and whether there has been an increase in claims over recent years?

 

2.      Can the Director Assets and Infrastructure provide an update on the status of Council’s Street Tree Management Policies and the status of the Street Tree Removal and Replacement Program, including Council’s budget allocation, maintenance and inspection regime?

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

A response by the relevant Directors will be provided prior to, or at the Council Meeting.

 

 

 

Recommendation:

That the information be received and noted.