minutes


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 11 March 2019

7.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Christina Wu, Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Acting Manager Development and Building, Mr Michael Alexander, Ms Fiona Stock, Coordinator Environment, Sustainability and Waste, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning, Ms Leanne Allen.

 

Opening

Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 7.10pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies  

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Katris

 

Than an apology for Councillor Badalati be accepted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 11 February 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Agius and Councillor Landsberry

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee meeting held on 11 February 2019, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Note: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor advised they would like it on record that both Councillors voted against the Committee’s recommendation for  item ENV003-19 -Tree Management Policy at the Committee meeting of 11 February 2019.  The minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee meeting held on 11 February 2019 were adopted by Council on 25 February 2019.

   

 

 

Committee Reports

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

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

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

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV006-19       Integrated Fox Control/Management Program

(Report by Coordinator,  Environmental, Sustainability and Waste)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Kastanias

 

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.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV007-19       Crown Lands Plans of Management

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

(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.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7.25pm

 

Chairperson