MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 13 May 2019

7.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Vince Badalati, 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, Manager Environment Health and Regulatory Services, Mr Andrew Spooner, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning, Ms Leanne Allen

 

Opening

Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 7.09pm

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies  

There were no apologies.

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no registered speakers

Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 08 April 2019

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

 

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee held on 08 April 2019, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Reports

ENV011-19       Draft Georges River Keeping of Animals Policy 2019

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias  and Councillor Katris

 

(a)     That Council endorse the Draft Keeping of Animals Policy, contained in Attachment 1, to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

 

(b)     That a further report be provided to Council at the conclusion of the public exhibition.

 

(c)     That the report back to Council on the draft policy includes an assessment on the number of racing pigeons based on consideration of the provisions implemented by other Councils and discussions with the relevant organisation.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV012-19       Draft Georges River Car Parking Strategy

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Agius

 

(a)       That the draft Georges River Council Car Parking Strategy (Attachments 1 to 15) and Tables 2 to 20 detailing the Council officer responses to the recommendations of the draft Strategy be publicly exhibited for a minimum of 60 days.

 

(b)     That a further report be presented to Council following the exhibition of the draft Strategy, including a summary of submissions and recommendations for any additional studies, surveys and consultation to be undertaken.

 

(c)     That Council note 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).

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV013-19       Recycling of X-Ray Film in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Coordinator,  Environmental, Sustainability and Waste)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

 

(a)     That Council, to assist with the appropriate disposal of chemical and toxic waste, hold an additional two Household Chemical Collections in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

 

(b)     That Council endorses the continuation of the education and awareness program on the disposal and recycling of X-Ray film and associated products.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV014-19       Regulation of Bike Share Operators

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

That Council note the information contained within the report regarding the Impounding Amendment (Shared Bicycles and Other Devices) Act 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7.56pm

 

 

 

Chairperson