MINUTES


Economic Development Advisory Committee

 

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

6pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi  (Chair) , Councillor Vince Badalati, , Councillor Nick Katris,

Industry and Community Members

Mr Laurie Debono – Manufacturing, Mr Frank Bates – President Beverley Park Golf Club-Sport,

Mr Allan Zreik – President St George Business Chamber, Ms Tania Katsanis – Community, Member, Ms Claire Zang – Owner Best Professional Finance - Finance, Mr Andrew Eldridge – Strategic Planner TAFE - Education

Council Staff

Ms Sue Weatherley - Director City Strategy and Innovation, Ms Simone Schwarz – LSPS Lead, Mr Craig Edmondson – Economic Development Officer, Ms Claudine Stamos – Project Support Officer

 

Guest

Mr Tony Baddour – Secretary St George Business Chamber

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Con Hindi, opened the meeting at 6.05pm

Acknowledgement of Country

The Chair acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

Apologies  

Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Rita Kastanias Mr Matthew Carter – Manager of Environmental Services Hurstville Private Hospital – Health

Mr Spyros Abelas – S.Abelas and Company – Retail, Ms Jacqui Attard – CEO Realise Business, Ms Rosemary Bishop – CEO 3 Bridges Community Services, Ms Megan Barker – Owner Aangela’s Florist Kogarah Retail, Ms Tirza Witana – Youth Advisory Committee

Notice of Webcasting

The Chair 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 section 1 and 8 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. This recording will be made available on Council’s Website.

Code of Meeting Practice

The order of business is as shown in the agenda.

 

Council’s Code of Meeting Practice prohibits the electronic recording of meetings without the express permission of Council.

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no public addresses to the meeting.

ITEM

SPEAKER

 

 

Minutes of previous meetings

Economic Development Advisory Committee - 19 February 2019

RECOMMENDATION

That the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held on 19 February 2019, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion

Moved: Clr Badalati                                Seconded: Clr Katris

Council Reports

EDC009-19       Retail Expenditure in the Georges River LGA

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Mr Bates and Ms Katsanis

That the report Retail Expeniditure in the `Georges River LGA’ be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

Note: Mr Laurie Debono congratulated Council on their efforts for compiling the information presented to the Committee in this report.

 

 

EDC010-19       Resignation of Councillor Warren Tegg

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Mr Debono and Mr Zreik

(a)     That the report `Resignation of Councillor Warren Tegg be received and noted.

(b)     That the Committee thank Councillor Tegg for his contribution.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

EDC011-19       Hospitality Representative Vacancy

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

(a)     That Committee considered the applications to be a Hospitality Representative on the Economic Development Advisory Committee

(b)     That the Committee recommended that  that Ms Sonia Fenton be appointed as the Hospitality representative a preferred candidate be appointed for the remaining term of the Committee.

(c)     That the Council thanks Mr Ed Devlin for his interest and application.

Council moved.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

EDC012-19       Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement Stage 2 Community Consultation

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

That the presentation `Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement Stage 2 Community Consultation’ be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

EDC013-19       City Strategy and Innovation Department Update

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Mr Zreik

That the report `City Strategy and Innovation Department Update’ be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

EDC014-19       Investment Section on Council's Website

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Mr Debono and Ms Katsanis

That the report `Investment Section on Council’s website be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

  

General Business

 

Mr Tony Baddour – Secretary St George Business Chamber, presented an update on the St George Business Chamber Buy Local campaign.

 

That an audit on all business/restaurant signage in Hurstville be provided to the Advisory Committee as requested per the 19 February 2019 minutes.

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Mr Debono

 

Note: That Mr Andrew Eldridge left the meeting at 8.08pm and was not present for General Business.

Note: That Ms Tania Katsanis left the meeting at 8.14pm and was not present for General Business.

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 8.20pm

Chairperson