MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

6.00pm

 

Waratah Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Present

Council Members

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

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, Cultural Services – Ms Bethany MacRae, Acting Coordinator, Community Development – Nicole Watkins and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.04pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies  

There were no apologies.

 

Notice of Webcasting

The Chairperson, Councillor Katris, advised staff and the public that the meeting is being recorded for minute-taking purposes and is also webcast live on Council’s website, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. This recording will be made available on Council’s Website.

 

Disclosures of Interest

Councillor Landsberry disclosed a Significant, Non-Pecuniary Interest in item COM019-19 Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations as her son is a coach at St George Football Association. Councillor Landsberry 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 - 13 May 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 13 May 2019 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

    

Committee Reports

COM018-19       Terms of Reference - Community and Culture Standing Committee

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That the revised Terms of Reference for the Community and Culture Standing Committee be received and noted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM019-19       Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations

(Report by Coordinator, Events and Sponsorship)

Note:     Councillor Landsberry declared a Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM019-19. She left the meeting at 6.08pm and did not take part in consideration and voting on this item.

Recommendation: Councillor Wu and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $1,000 ($1,000 of financial support) to support the Annual Members Exhibition of Oatley 101 Society of Artists to be held at The Masonic Club on Thursday 10 October 2019.

(b)     That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $1,000 ($1,000 of financial support) to support the St George Football Association Allstars event to be held at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 17 August 2019.

(c)     That Council decline the event sponsorship request of $12,000 ($12,000 of financial support) to support the Peakhurst Foodies and Farmers Market to be held on the last Friday of each month over the next 12 months held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Peakhurst.

(d)     That future Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations approved by the General Manager under delegated authority continue to be published on Council’s website and be reported through the Councillor Information Bulletin.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:     Councillor Landsberry returned to the meeting at 6.10pm.

 

 

COM020-19       Youth Literacy Program

(Report by Community Development Officer Youth)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That a Youth Literacy Program be launched in 2020 through Georges River Libraries and branded as GRYLA – Georges River Youth Literary Awards.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM021-19       Draft Georges River Cultural Strategy for public exhibition

(Report by Coordinator Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council approve the draft Georges River Cultural Strategy to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days to facilitate community consultation;

(b)     That a further report be submitted to Council detailing feedback from any public submissions made during the exhibition period, together with any recommended changes to the draft Georges River Cultural Strategy prior to adoption;

(c)     That Council approves the remaining funds of $298,000 are committed in the draft 2019-20 financial year budget for the implementation of the Georges River Cultural Strategy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.23pm.

 

 

Chairperson