MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 13 May 2019

6.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Present

Council Members

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

 

Additional Councillor Attendees (non-voting)

Councillor Nancy Liu.

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture – Ms Rebekah Schulz, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation – Ms Hayley Barnes, Business Improvement Officer – Mr Leo Chant and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

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

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies  

There were no apologies.

 

Disclosures of Interest

Councillor Landsberry declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM015-19 Community Grants Program 2018-19 Round 2 as she was advised by an acquaintance through the Labor Party that he was submitting an application on behalf of Brihottor Chattagram Samity Australia. Councillor Landsberry remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

Councillor Katris declared a Pecuniary interest in item COM015-19 Community Grants Program 2018-19 Round 2 as he is a life member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Kogarah and his office is occasionally employed to provide architectural work for the church. Councillor Katris left the meeting and did not take part in consideration and voting on this item.

 

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no registered speakers.

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 08 April 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 08 April 2019 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

    

Committee Reports

COM014-19       City Possible Memorandum of Understanding

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Wu

That Council enters into City Possible Memorandum of Understanding as detailed in the report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:     Councillor Liu left the meeting at 6.15 pm and did not return to the meeting.

 

COM015-19       Community Grants Program 2018-19 Round 2

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

Note:     Councillor Landsberry declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM015-19. She remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

Note:     Councillor Katris declared a Pecuniary interest in item COM015-19. He left the meeting and did not take part in consideration and voting on this item. Councillor Landsberry assumed the Chair during Councillor Katris’ absence.

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That the funding recommendations resulting from the Georges River Council Community Grants Program 2018-2019 Round 2, as detailed in Attachment 1, be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:     Councillor Katris returned to the meeting and resumed the Chair of the Standing Committee meeting.

 

COM016-19       Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations

(Report by PA to Manager Customer Experience and Events)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

(a)     That Council receive and note the Quick Response Sponsorship granted to the amount of $900.00 for sponsorship of the Lugarno Lions Sports Breakfast.

 

(b)     That Council receive and note the Quick Response Sponsorship granted to the amount of $1,500.00 for sponsorship of the Rockdale Ilinden Football Club 50th Anniversary Gala Ball.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM017-19       Invitation for Council delegation to visit Čakovec, Croatia

(Report by Business Improvement Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That Council considers the invitation for four delegates to attend Čakovec, Croatia in July 2019 at each delegate’s own expense and in accordance with Georges River Council’s Sister City Policy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.24pm.

 

 

 

 

Chairperson