MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 08 July 2019

6.00pm

 

Waratah Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present


Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chair), Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Christina Wu and Councillor Leesha Payor (arrived at 6.10pm).

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture – Ms Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation – Ms Sue Weatherley, Business Improvement Officer – Mr Leo Chant, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Coordinator Cultural Development – Ms Jane Pollard, Senior Project Officer – Ms Lee Crane and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.02pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence

There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.

 

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 Section 4 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.  This recording will be made available on  Council’s website.

 

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

 

Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meetings

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 11 June 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 11 June 2019 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 


 

Committee Reports

COM022-19       Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday 18 June 2019

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Wu

That Council adopts the recommendations as noted in the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 18 June 2019, and:

1.   Noted the resignation of Councillor Warren Tegg from the committee and thanked him for his contribution (item EDC010-19).

2.   Recommended the appointment of Ms Sonia Fenton as the hospitality representative and thanked the other candidate for his interest (item EDC011-19).

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM023-19       Stronger Communities Funding Update

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Wu and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council receive and note the update on the Stronger Communities Fund projects as listed in this report;

(b)     That Council continue to receive regular reports on the remaining Stronger Communities Fund projects still in progress;

(c)     That Council note that the total interest accrued between 1 July 2018 and 31 May 2019, and remaining funds from completed projects, to a total of $349,640 is allocated to the Community Amenities Building, Peakhurst Park and Gannons Park Stage 3 works in accordance with the Stronger Community Fund Guidelines.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM024-19       Amendments to the Christmas Lights Competition Policy

(Report by Business Improvement Officer)

Note:     Councillor Leesha Payor arrived at 6.10pm during discussion of item COM024-19.

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That Council note the updated Christmas Lights Competition Policy, following community consultation.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 


 

COM025-19       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Coordinator, Events and Sponsorship)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That consistent with the Georges River Council Events Strategy and determinations in previous years, Council approve event sponsorship of $20,000 ($6,570 financial value, $13,430 in-kind value) to support the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival to be held at Peakhurst Park on Sunday 15 September 2019.

(b)     That Council approve event sponsorship of $10,000 ($7,464 financial value, $2,536 in-kind value) to support the Love Local Artisan Market event to be held at Claydon Reserve Sans Souci on Saturday 12 October 2019.

(c)     That consistent with the Georges River Council Events Strategy and determinations in previous years, Council approve the event sponsorship request of $20,000 ($15,890 financial value, $4,110 in-kind value) to support the Oatley Village Festival to be held at Oatley Memorial Gardens on Saturday 19 October 2019.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM026-19       Improvements to  the Website for Our Diverse Community.

(Report by Web and Digital Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Payor and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council endorse the continued use of Google Translate as the preferred translation tool on Council’s website.

(b)     That Council’s key strategic documents be modified to include a summary presented in the top four community languages in the Georges River area.

(c)     That Council continues to modify the content of the website for continuous improvement to achieve greater accessibility.

(d)     That the General Manager investigates the feasibility of a website refresh which exceeds the AA accessibility rating, providing a more innovative and interactive digital presence, and offering our customers a seamless user experience that further strengthens Council’s brand.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM027-19       Georges River Night Time Economy Strategy

(Report by Casual Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That Council endorse the process, as outlined in this report, to develop the Georges River Night Time Economy Strategy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM028-19       Draft Georges River Community Engagement Strategy 2018-2028

(Report by Coordinator, Communications)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That the Draft Georges River Community Engagement Strategy 2018-2028 be approved for public exhibition for a period of 28 days. 

(b)     That submissions received as part of the public exhibition of the Draft Georges River Community Engagement Strategy 2018-2028 be presented to Council for consideration as part of the adoption of this document.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.47pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson