AGENDA


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 23 September 2019

 

 

Dragon Room

Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre

Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      Opening

2.      National Anthem

3.      Prayer

4.      Acknowledgement of Country

Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

5.      Apologies / Leave of Absence  

6.      Notice of Webcasting

7.      Disclosures of Interest

8.      Public Forum

9.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

MINUTES: Council Meeting - 26 August 2019

10.    Mayoral Minute                                      

Nil  

11.    Condolences

12.    Committee Reports

CCL057-19       Report of Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................... 5

CCL058-19       Report of Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................... 9

CCL059-19       Report of Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................. 13

CCL060-19       Report of Finance and Governance Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

(Report by Head of Executive Services).................................................................. 20

13.    Environment and Planning

Nil

 

 

14.    Finance and Governance

CCL061-19       Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

(Report by Chief Financial Officer)........................................................................... 29

CCL062-19       Community Engagement - Amendments to the Resourcing Strategy

(Report by Chief Financial Officer)........................................................................ 114

CCL063-19       Applications Pursuant to Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)......................................... 117

15.    Assets and Infrastructure

Nil

16.    Community and Culture

Nil

17.    Notices of Rescission

Nil

18.    Notices of Motion

NM063-19          Development of a Georges River Council Micro Grant program

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................. 131

NM064-19          Georges River Council - Inaugural Male Leadership Workshop

(Report by Councillor Hindi).................................................................................... 132

NM065-19          Launch of the 'WellXP' Program at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre by Ian Thorpe AM

(Report by Councillor Liu)........................................................................................ 133

NM066-19          Condolences to the Family of School Student and Offer of Assistance to Authorities

(Report by Councillor Liu)........................................................................................ 134

NM067-19          Reducing Expenditure - Options to Increase Procurement Efficiencies and Savings

(Report by Councillor Elmir).................................................................................... 135

NM068-19          Establishment of Dog Off-Leash Areas within the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Councillor Konjarski)............................................................................. 136

NM069-19          Amendment to Georges River Planning Agreements Policy 2016

(Report by Councillor Hindi).................................................................................... 137


 

 

NM070-19          Review of Traffic Management Study - Trafalgar/Gover Street Precinct, Peakhurst

(Report by Councillor Hindi).................................................................................... 138

NM071-19          Congratulations to Blakehurst Ward Sporting Teams

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................. 139

19.    Questions with Notice

QWN013-19      Update on The Chinese National Sword Policy and Australia’s Position

(Report by Councillor Liu)........................................................................................ 141

QWN014-19      Shade Structures in Playgrounds

(Report by Councillor Liu)........................................................................................ 143

QWN015-19      Georges River Council Investigations

(Report by Councillor Kastanias)............................................................................ 144

QWN016-19      Stormwater Management and Disposal for Development in Georges River

(Report by Councillor Hindi).................................................................................... 146   

20.    Confidential (Closed Session)

CCL028A-19     Property Matter - Purchase of Property Adjacent to Councils' Car Park, Connelly Street, Penshurst

(Report by Head of Strategic Property)

CCL029A-19     General Manager's Annual Performance Review

(Report by Executive Manager, People and Culture)

 

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   CCL057-19        Report of Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items ASS031-19 and ASS032-19, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

ASS031-19                 Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting –

                                      3 September 2019

(a)     That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 3 September 2019 be adopted by Council.

(b)     That item TAC152-19 Pindari Road, Peakhurst Heights – Proposed “Give Way” line marking be deferred to a future Traffic Committee for further investigation.

ASS032-19                 Proposed Dedication of Land as Public Road – Cross Street and Louis Terrace, Hurstville

(a)     That in accordance with Section 47(f)(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993, authority be granted for the land described as Lot 94 Section 2 in DP 5337 and Lot 21 Section 2 in DP 5337 forming part of Cross Street, Hurstville to be dedicated as public road by the placement of a notice in the NSW Government Gazette under Section 10 of the Roads Act 1993.

(b)     That the General Manager be authorised to execute all documentation, and authority be granted to affix the Common Seal of Council to the Plan of Dedication or any other documentation required to give effect to this resolution.

(c)     That Lot 1 in DP1242651 known as 75 Louis Terrace, Hurstville be deferred for further information.

 

 

 

File Reference

D19/221523

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Assets and Infrastructure Meeting 09 September 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 23 September 2019

CCL057-19             Report of Assets and Infrastructure Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes of Assets and Infrastructure Meeting 09 September 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL058-19        Report of Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for Items COM033-19 and COM034-19, as detailed below, be adopted by Council.

COM033-19       Draft Hurstville 'Heart of the City' Place Strategy

(a)     That Council approve the draft Hurstville Heart of the City Place Strategy (attached) 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 Hurstville Heart of the City Place Strategy prior to adoption.

COM034-19       Create Georges River – Cultural Strategy 2019-2029

That Council adopts the Create Georges River Cultural Strategy 2019-2029.

 

 

 

File Reference

D19/221543

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Community and Culture Committee 09 September 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 23 September 2019

CCL058-19             Report of Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes of Community and Culture Committee 09 September 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL059-19        Report of Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for Items ENV029-19 and ENV032-19, as detailed below, be adopted by Council.

ENV029-19        Legal Services Report – August 2019

(a)     That the report “Legal Services Report – August 2019” be received and noted.

(b)     That a monthly detailed report on the status of current Court cases including costs for the financial year, is published on Council’s website.

(c)     That company searches are not required to be obtained for legal reports where a summary only is provided, until such time legal advice is received on this matter.

ENV030-19        Dog Waste Bag Dispensers

That Council endorse the implementation of the dog waste bag programs involving the following actions:

a) Installation of additional dog waste bag dispensers in 14 parks;

b) Use of compostable dog waste bags; and

c)  Contractor (Suez) to be engaged to service the dispensers.

d) Preparation of an educational flyer to be included in the Council magazine highlighting  the health dangers of dog faeces, as well as including a reminder that penalties apply for not picking up their dogs faeces and for not walking dogs on leashes (in non-leash free areas). The flyer is also to be incorporated on our web page.

e) Erection of signage in relation to dealing with dog waste in all parks that contain the dog waste bag dispenser.

ENV031-19        Abandoned Shopping Trolleys

(a)      That Council adopt a policy position that all new or upgrades to an existing shop or shopping centre where shopping trolleys are/proposed to be used be required to use coin operated or wheel locking trolleys.

(b)     That a condition of development consent to be applied to all development applications for new or upgrades to an existing shop or shopping centre requiring the use of coin operated or wheel locking trolleys.

(c)     That Council staff continue to work with retailers and centre managers to introduce on-premises controls to all premises that use trolleys to prevent trolleys from entering public land throughout the Local Government Area.

(d)     That Council write to the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, The Hon Kevin Anderson, MP seeking amendments to the Impounding Act 1993 to regulate abandoned shopping trolleys similar to those recently introduced to address abandoned share bikes.

(e)     That Council write to all retailers requesting that they commit to developing, publishing and reporting on a service level for the removal of trolleys from public land.

(f)      That Council commence a community education campaign as detailed in this report to educate the community that dumping trolleys is illegal and that retailers be contacted requesting their support to work with their shops during the campaign’s implementation.

(g)     That a further report be provided to Council within 6 months to update on the outcomes of the above recommendations.

(h)     The General Manager is to provide a report on options to address the issue of managing shopping trolleys being removed from the major retail centres including:

i.   The installation of a mechanism to wheel lock trolleys in areas abutting the entrances of key retail premises in Hurstville and Kogarah.

 

ii.  The cost of a 3 month trial based on the Impounding Act 1993 that allows Council to collect abandoned trolleys and charges the supermarket identified on the trolley, for the areas within and surrounding the Hurstville and Kogarah Business District. This costing should include the actual cost of collecting and storing the abandoned trolleys based on the approximate forecast number of trolleys that may be collected.

ENV032-19        Unregistered Motor Vehicles

(a)     That Council write to the Minister for Transport and Roads, The Hon Andrew Constance MP seeking amendments to the Road Transport Act 2013 to enable Council Authorised Officers to issue fines for all types of unregistered vehicles parked on public roads.

(b)     That Council write to the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils to seek its support (and the support of member councils) to amend the Road Transport Act 2013 to enable Council Authorised Officers to issue fines for all types of unregistered vehicles parked on public roads.

(c)     That Council in relation to dealing with unregistered vehicles, contact NSW Police in the first instance and if the Police are unable to deal with the matter within 1 week, staff proceed to implement procedures relating to unregistered vehicles.

 

 

 

File Reference

D19/221557

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Environment and Planning Committee 09 September 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 23 September 2019

CCL059-19             Report of Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes of Environment and Planning Committee 09 September 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL060-19        Report of Finance and Governance Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019 

Author:              Head of Executive Services

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee recommendations for items FIN058-19 to FIN068-19 inclusive, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

FIN058-19         Legal Services Report – August 2019

(a)     That the report “Legal Services Report – August 2019” be received and noted:

(b)     That a monthly detailed report on the status of current Court cases including costs for the financial year, is published on Council’s website.

(c)     That company searches are not required to be obtained for legal reports where a summary only is provided, until such time as Legal advice is received on this matter.

FIN059-19         Parking Options for Community Volunteers at Hurstville

(a)     That the report be received and noted.

(b)     That a further report be provided to Council prior to end of the year.

FIN060-19         First Grade Ground of the Year Prize Money – 1st Place Hurstville Oval

(a)     That Council congratulate the Hurstville Oval Ground Staff for their achievement in gaining 1st Place in the NSW Premier Cricket, First Grade Ground of the Year Competition.

(b)     That Council make an ex-gratia payment to Mr Rainis to the amount of $1,500 awarded to him by the NSW Premier Cricket, to be shared equally amongst the staff at Hurstville Oval.

FIN061-19         Draft Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Policy

That this matter be deferred to a Councillor Workshop prior to Council adopting the recommended changes to the Policy.

FIN062-19         Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Minutes from 20 May 2019

That the Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on the 20 May 2019 be noted.

FIN063-19         Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Independent Member Appointment Extension

That Mr John Gordon and Ms Elizabeth Gavey be re-appointed as independent members to the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee for the period October 2019 to 31 December 2020.

 

 

FIN064-19         Administration of 2020 Local Government Elections

(a)     That pursuant to s296(2), (3) and (5A) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (“the Act”), that an election arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all elections of the Georges River Council.

(b)     That pursuant to s296(2), (3) and (5A) of the Act, as applied and modified by s18, that a council poll arrangement be entered into by contract for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all council polls of the Georges River Council.

(c)     That pursuant to s296(2), (3)and (5A) of the Act, as applied and modified by s18, that a constitutional referendum arrangement be entered into by contract (if required) for the Electoral Commissioner to administer all constitutional referenda of the Georges River Council.

FIN065-19         End of Year Progress Report July 2018 – June 2019

(a)     That Council receive and note the End of Year Progress Report July 2018 – June 2019 (Attachment 1) of performance made against Georges River Council’s Delivery Program 2018/2019 to 2020/2021 and Operational Plan 2018/2019 including the Quarterly Budget Review for Quarter Ending 30 June 2019.

(b)     That Council endorse the Delivery Program and Operational Plan items recommended for cancellation and carry over, as detailed in Table 1: Proposed Cancellations and  Table 2: Proposed Carry Overs.

(c)     That a copy of the End of Year Progress Report July 2018 – June 2019 be published on Council’s website.

FIN066-19         Investment Report as at 31 July 2019

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 31 July 2019.

FIN067-19         Georges River Council – Inaugural Female Leadership Workshop

(a)     That Council resolve to proceed with the Inaugural Female Leadership Workshop in late 2019.

(b)     That interested Councillors contribute funds from their Councillor Discretionary Ward Funding to fund this initiative.

(c)     That the General Manager allocates funding from Council’s operational budget for any shortfall of funding which may occur, for the development, management and delivery of the inaugural Workshop.

(d)     That Council receives a further report from the General Manager with the results and feedback of the success or otherwise of the inaugural event including the costs associated with the event.

FIN068-19                   Draft Debt Management and Hardship Policy

(a)     That Council adopt the Draft Debt Management and Hardship Policy for the purposes of placing the draft Policy on public exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days to allow community comment on the draft Policy. 

(b)     That submissions received as part of the public exhibition process be reported back to Council for consideration as part of the adoption of this Policy.

(c)     That the General Manager is given delegated authority to make formatting and minor editorial adjustments to the Draft Debt Management and Hardship Policy during the public exhibition period.

 

 

File Reference

D19/221619

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of Finance and Governance Meeting 09 September 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 23 September 2019

CCL060-19             Report of Finance and Governance Committee Meeting held on 09 September 2019

[Attachment 1]        Minutes of Finance and Governance Meeting 09 September 2019

 

 

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Finance and Governance

Item:                   CCL061-19        Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.  

Author:              Chief Financial Officer and Coordinator, Financial Management

Directorate:      Business and Corporate Services

Matter Type:     Finance and Governance

 Recommendation:

(a)     That in accordance with clause 215 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Section 413(2)(c) of the Local Government Act (NSW) 1993 (Act), it is the opinion of Council that:

a.   The Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 have been drawn up in accordance with:

i. the Local Government Act 1993 and the Regulations

ii.  the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Asset Accounting Manual

iii. the Australian Accounting Standards.

b.   The reports present fairly the Council's financial position and operating result for the year.

c.   The Statements are in accord with the Council's accounting and other records.

d.   The Council is unaware of anything that would make the financial reports false or misleading in any way.

(b)     That in accordance with clause 215 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and Section 413(2)(c) of the Act, Council authorises the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, General Manager and Responsible Accounting Officer to sign Council’s Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

(c)     That in accordance with Section 418(1)(a) of the Act, Council will present the Council’s Audited General Purpose Financial Statements together with the Auditor’s Report for the year ended 30 June 2019 at a Meeting of Council to be held on 28 October 2019 and public notice be given in accordance with Section 418(1)(b), 418(2) & (3) of the Act.

(d)     That Council’s Audited General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019, together with the Auditor’s Reports are placed on public exhibition as per Section 418(4) of the Act and the necessary notice in the required form be published on Council’s website and in the local newspapers and any such submissions are dealt with as per Section 420 of the Act.

(e)     That Council delegate to the General Manager the authority to authorise the year end accounts for issue immediately upon receipt of the Auditor’s Report, a copy of the Audited General Purpose Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for the year ended 30 June 2019 to the Office of Local Government, subject to there being no material audit changes or audit issues, in accordance with AASB 110.

(f)      That the General Manager be delegated authority to make formatting and minor editorial adjustments to the Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

(g)     Internally restricted reserves with nil balance as at 30 June 2019 are to be closed and removed from ongoing reporting requirements.

 

Executive Summary

1.      For the Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 to be deemed acceptable for the Auditor’s sign off and submission to the Office of Local Government, the Local Government (NSW) 1993 (Act) requires a statement by resolution of Council and that statement to be signed by signatories of Council.

 

Background

2.      The Act and the regulations outline the process for the preparation of a council’s General Purpose Financial Statements. Requirements include:   

a.   A Council must prepare financial statements for each year, and must refer them for audit as soon as practicable after the end of that year (Section 413).

b.   That by resolution of Council, a statement is provided on Council’s opinion on the financial statements and signed by the Mayor; at least one other member of Council; General Manager and Responsible Accounting Officer.  (Section 413 (2)(c) and Clause 215 of the regulations).

c.   Council's financial reports for a year must be prepared and audited within four months after the end of that year (Section 416).

d.   Within four months after the end of that year, Council submits the Auditors Reports and Audited General Purpose Financial Statements to the Office of Local Government (Section 417).

e.   As soon as practicable after Council receives a copy of the Auditor’s Report, the reports must be placed on public exhibition and notice given of a meeting at which Council proposes to present its Audited General Purpose Financial Statements together with the Auditor’s Report (Section 418).

         

3.      In order to facilitate the public notice, meeting and submission process, it is considered appropriate that Council delegate to the General Manager authority, upon receipt of the Auditor’s Report, to:

a.   Arrange for the public notice of this meeting, in the required format, to be placed on Council’s website and in the local newspapers advising of the meeting at which the Auditor’s Report and the Audited General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 will be presented.

b.   Arrange for copies of the Council’s Auditor’s Report and the Audited General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 to be made available for public inspection on Council’s website and at the Council’s Customer Service Centres.

c.   List the Auditor’s Report and the Audited General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 on the agenda for the Council Meeting to be held on 28 October 2019 for presentation to the public, which allows for public notice of at least 7 days and submissions.

 

4.      Council’s Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 were presented to Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) on the 18 September 2019.

 

5.      Attached to this report are the unsigned Draft General Purpose Financial Statements of Council for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

 


 

Financial Implications

6.      No budget impact as a result of this report.

 

Risk Implications

7.      No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

8.      Community engagement will be conducted as per Section 418 and 420 of the Act.

 

File Reference

D19/221542

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

DRAFT General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 23 September 2019

CCL061-19             Draft General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

[Attachment 1]        DRAFT General Purpose Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019

 

 

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Item:                   CCL062-19        Community Engagement - Amendments to the Resourcing Strategy 

Author:              Chief Financial Officer

Directorate:      Business and Corporate Services

Matter Type:     Finance and Governance

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council endorse for the purposes of public exhibition the amended Draft Integrated Planning and Reporting document, being the Long Term Financial Plan within the Resourcing Strategy.

(b)     That the amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan within the Resourcing Strategy be approved for public exhibition for a period of not less than 28 days allowing the community to comment on the amended content of these documents relating to the proposed rate structure changes. 

(c)     That the General Manager be delegated authority to make formatting and minor editorial adjustments to the amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan within the Resourcing Strategy during the public exhibition period.

(d)     That submissions received as part of the public exhibition of the amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan within the Resourcing Strategy be reported to Council meeting for consideration as part of the adoption of the final document.

(e)     That submissions received as part of the public exhibition of the amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan within the Resourcing Strategy, be collated into the community engagement feedback report as part of the rate restructure application.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Based on Council’s adoption of the rate restructure report on the 26 August 2019. There is a requirement within the Community engagement framework for the relevant Integrated Planning and Reporting documents to be updated to clearly illustrate the rate structure options the community will be presented with, along with social economic information of the Local Government Area.

2.      This report contains the amendments to the Long Term Financial Plan that is within the Resourcing Strategy.

3.      Following community engagement a further addendum to the Delivery Program may be required that includes all community engagement material.

Background

4.      Council resolved at the August 2019 meeting, to commence community engagement on the proposed changes to the rates structure. As per the resolution community engagement has commenced and the Long Term Financial Plan has been updated in accordance, in order to support community engagement activities.

Integrated Planning and Reporting

5.      Like all Councils, Georges River Council operates under the Local Government Act 1993. The Act requires us to produce a suite of documents as part of an Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.

6.      The Framework brings together Council's various plans, giving both Council and the community a clear understanding of how each of the plans interact. This process maximises Council efforts to strategically and holistically plan for the future.

7.      This Resourcing Strategy has been developed alongside our first-ever Community Strategic Plan, which is based on extensive community engagement during 2017. The Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 contains the community’s priorities and aspirations as well as the strategies for achieving these goals.

8.      Our Delivery Program sets out the proposed actions to achieve the goals and strategies in the Community Strategic Plan. Normally, the Delivery Program runs for four years; as a recently merged Council, our first Delivery Program is for three years to align with the local government election cycle.

9.      The Resourcing Strategy details the overall plan on how Council will resource its’ planned activities over the next decade through the use of its money, people and assets, to meet the community’s needs and desires.

10.    The Long Term Financial Plan forecasts Council’s financial position for the next 10 years based on our Delivery Program and Operational Plan. These projections form a roadmap of the operations and give Council an opportunity to assess different courses of corrective action and quantify the potential outcomes to ensure sustainability, positive net results and the structure of the operations, based on affordability.

Overview of Long Term Financial Plan Amendments

11.    Community engagement was conducted on the original 2019/20 Resourcing Strategy for 28 days prior, with submission outlined for Council adoption on at the June 2019 Council meeting. Overview of the changes to the June 2019 adopted Long Term Financial Plan, include, but are not limited to:

·    Update of the current situation and three models to reflect the final 2019/20 Adopted Budget

·    Addition of the changes to rates sections, aligned to community engagement material

·    Expansion of model information to align to the rate structure options being presented to the community as part of the engagement process

·    Socio and economic city snapshot

·    Amalgamation Journey report overview

·    Minor amendments to the governance principles and strategy.

 

Financial Implications

12.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

13. Enterprise risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

14. Community engagement will be conducted including public review and exhibition for a period of at least 28 days.  Appropriate media releases and on-line notifications will alert the community to the opportunity to comment.

15. Community engagement was conducted on the original 2019/20 Resourcing Strategy for 28 days prior, with submission outlined for Council adoption on at the June 2019 Council meeting.

 

 

File Reference

D19/221609

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan (2019/20 Resourcing Strategy) - published in separate document

 


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Item:                   CCL063-19        Applications Pursuant to Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy  

Author:              Manager, Office of the General Manager

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Finance and Governance

 

Recommendation:

That the following applications for funding, pursuant to the Councillors Ward Discretionary Fund Policy, be approved:

i.    Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

ii.   Application submitted by Councillor Wu on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

iii.  Application submitted by Councillor Grekas on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

iv.  Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

v.   Application submitted by Councillor Payor on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

vi.  Application submitted by Councillor Konjarski on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

vii. Application submitted by Councillor Elmir on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

viii.       Application submitted by Councillor Katris on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

ix.  Application submitted by Councillor Agius on behalf of The McGrath Foundation in the amount of $300.00

x.   Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Lions Club of Lugarno in the amount of $1,000.00

xi.  Application submitted by Councillor Grekas on behalf of Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society in the amount of $750.00

xii. Application submitted by Councillor Symington on behalf of Sienna Latanis in the amount of $300.00

xiii.       Application submitted by Mayor Greene on behalf of Sienna Latanis in the amount of $300.00

xiv.       Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of Sienna Latanis in the amount of $300.00

xv. Application submitted by Councillor Landsberry on behalf of St Marks Anglican Church in the amount of $250.00

xvi.       Application submitted by Councillor Badalati on behalf of Greater Sydney Cultural and Business Association in the amount of $1,500.00

xvii.      Application submitted by Councillor Liu, for minor capital works at Timothy Reserve in the amount of $35,000.00   (Hurstville Ward Fund)

xviii.     Application submitted by Councillor Liu, for minor capital works at Thorpe Park in the amount of $25,000.00 (Hurstville Ward Fund)

xix.       Application submitted by Councillor Wu, for minor capital works at Beverly Hills Park in the amount of $6,000.00 (Hurstville Ward Fund)

xx. Application submitted by Councillor Symington supported by Mayor Greene, for minor capital works at Oatley Adventure Playground in the amount of $5,000.00 (Peakhurst Ward Fund)

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council at its meeting of the 28 May 2018, endorsed the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy (The Fund).

2.      The Policy provides a framework which enables Councillors to provide minor financial support to individuals and community groups or for the provisions of minor capital works within wards which will complement Council’s existing grants, sponsorship and donations framework.

3.      This report includes details of applications which have been assessed against the funds eligibility criteria and determined to qualify for funding.

Background

4.      The Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy stipulates three categories for applications of funds, those by an individual, community group and applications for minor capital works. 

5.      In keeping with ensuring accountability and transparency details have been included below in regards to applications that are now listed for consideration and their demonstrated ability to satisfy the eligibility criteria of the Fund.

6.      In addition to these measures, details of funds awarded are available on Council’s website and are included in Council’s Annual Report as is required in regards to the allocation of funds through section 356 of the Local Government Act.

 

CWF19/19-20

Councillor Symington

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF20/19-20

Councillor Wu

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF21/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF22/19-20

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF23/19-20

Councillor Payor

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Payor has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF24/19-20

Councillor Konjarski

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Konjarski has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF25/19-20

Councillor Elmir

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Elmir has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF26/19-20

Councillor Katris

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Katris has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 


 

 

CWF27/19-20

Councillor Agius

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Pink Up Your Town – Support the specialist breast care nurses

Applicant’s Details

The McGrath Foundation

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Agius has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The McGrath Foundation aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia. They currently have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $300.00 in August 2019

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF28/19-20

Mayor Councillor Greene

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Spring Fair set up costs

Applicant’s Details

Lions Club of Lugarno

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,000.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Lions Club of Lugarno aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

The Lions Club of Lugarno was formed in 1973 following a meeting of interested potential members with members of the Lions Club of Hurstville. The initial meeting was attended by residents from the Lugarno area and Lions from the Lions Club of Hurstville. Following this meeting it was decided to sponsor a new Lions Club to be known as the Lions Club of Lugarno.INCY0564721

History of Previous Applications

Yes, $20,000 under the Grants, Donations & Sponsorships Policy 2018

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF29/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Tree Planting in Blakehurst Ward

Applicant’s Details

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society

Amount of Funds

Requested

$750.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

Oatley Flora and Fauna Society (O.F.F) was formed in 1955 by local residents concerned about the vandalism of flora and fauna in Oatley Park, a bush land reserve in Sydney, metropolitan area.

Over the years the area of interest has expanded and the primary aims of the Society are to stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna; foster an understanding of the need to conserve natural environment and cooperate with other organisations in protecting the environment. Y1060948 

History of Previous Applications

Yes, Mayor Greene donated $1,000.00 in August 2019, towards the Water Monitoring Program.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF30/19-20

Councillor Symington

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Financial assistance to attend NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA) in Darwin

Applicant’s Details

Sienna Latanis

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the production of Sienna Latanis aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.1.1.

Initiate, facilitate and support inclusive and accessible events that meet the community’s aspirations and actively connect Council to individuals, community groups and businesses.

Individuals Details

Sienna Latanis

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF31/19-20

Mayor Greene

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Financial assistance to attend NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA) in Darwin

Applicant’s Details

Sienna Latanis

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Mayor Greene has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the production of Sienna Latanis aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.1.1.

Initiate, facilitate and support inclusive and accessible events that meet the community’s aspirations and actively connect Council to individuals, community groups and businesses.

Individuals Details

Sienna Latanis

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF32/19-20

Councillor Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Individual

Reason for Request

Financial assistance to attend NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA) in Darwin

Applicant’s Details

Sienna Latanis

Amount of Funds

Requested

$300.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Kastanias has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds in support of the production of Sienna Latanis aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.1.1.

Initiate, facilitate and support inclusive and accessible events that meet the community’s aspirations and actively connect Council to individuals, community groups and businesses.

Individuals Details

Sienna Latanis

History of Previous Applications

There have been no previous applications.


 

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF33/19-20

Councillor Landsberry

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Purchase of a Turkish National Flag for ANZAC Day Remembrance Service  

Applicant’s Details

St Marks Anglican Church

Amount of Funds

Requested

$250.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Landsberry has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to St Marks Anglican Church aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.

Community Group

St Marks Anglican Church is a registered charity, supporting Christian mission, conducting small group, youth and children’s' ministries, providing pastoral support to members of the parish and the broader community, and engaging with the broader community

Yes previous applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF34/19-20

Councillor Badalati

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contributions towards costumes for the Choir & Dance group

Applicant’s Details

Greater Sydney Cultural & Business Association Incorporated

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

Councillor Badalati has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Greater Sydney Cultural & Business Association Incorporated aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Pillar 5.3.2 A Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure. Develop, support and promote programs and activities that foster social participant and wellbeing of the diverse community, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural or religious background.


 

Community Group

Greater Sydney Cultural & Business Association is registered under the Australian government as a not-for-profit association. 

They help local community to organize events through the activities they participate so that they can have a real sense of belonging in their community life. INC1801055

No previous applications

There have been no previous applications.

Conformity to the

Councillor Ward

Fund Discretionary

Fund Policy

The application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

Minor Capital Works Applications

CWF35/19-20

Councillor Liu

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Timothy Reserve – additional shade structure

Amount of Funds Requested

$35,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Liu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, works are to be of a minor capital nature and are to be assessed by the director Assets and Infrastructure for determination of eligibility, taking into consideration Council’s existing and future Capital Works Program, details of which will be included in a report to Council for consideration of funding.  The Director Assets and Infrastructure has advised that the application is consistent with Council’s future Capital Works Program in regard to providing safe and well-lit access to open space and recreational facilities.

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

This application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF36/19-20

Councillor Liu

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Thorpe Park – Provision of new drinking water fountain and park furniture upgrades

Amount of Funds Requested

$25,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Liu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, works are to be of a minor capital nature and are to be assessed by the director Assets and Infrastructure for determination of eligibility, taking into consideration Council’s existing and future Capital Works Program, details of which will be included in a report to Council for consideration of funding.  The Director Assets and Infrastructure has advised that the application is consistent with Council’s future Capital Works Program in regard to providing safe and well-lit access to open space and recreational facilities.

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

This application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF37/19-20

Councillor Wu

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Beverly Hills Park – Provision of a new water drinking fountain with water bottle refill station near the children’s playground.

Amount of Funds Requested

$6,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Wu has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, works are to be of a minor capital nature and are to be assessed by the director Assets and Infrastructure for determination of eligibility, taking into consideration Council’s existing and future Capital Works Program, details of which will be included in a report to Council for consideration of funding.  The Director Assets and Infrastructure has advised that the application is consistent with Council’s future Capital Works Program in regard to providing safe and well-lit access to open space and recreational facilities.

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

This application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

CWF38/19-20

Councillor Symington

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Oatley Adventure Park – Installation of a bike rack

Amount of Funds Requested

$5,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Symington has signed a declaration advising that there is no conflict of interest.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, works are to be of a minor capital nature and are to be assessed by the director Assets and Infrastructure for determination of eligibility, taking into consideration Council’s existing and future Capital Works Program, details of which will be included in a report to Council for consideration of funding.  The Director Assets and Infrastructure has advised that the application is consistent with Council’s future Capital Works Program in regard to providing safe and well-lit access to open space and recreational facilities.

Conformity to the Councillor Ward Fund Discretionary Fund Policy

This application meets the Policy criteria to be considered by Council.

 

7.      Funds of $1,000,000 consisting of $150,000 of non-capital funds and $850,000 of capital funds have been allocated in the 2019/2020 Budget.

Non Capital Funds ($10,000/Councillor)

Funds Allocated to date including this report

Remaining Balance

The Mayor Councillor Greene

$2,600.00

$7,400.00

Councillor Elmir

$3,300.00

$6,700.00

Councillor Agius

$300.00

$9,700.00

Councillor Badalati

$1,500.00

$8,500.00

Councillor Grekas

$3,550.00

$6,450.00

Councillor Hindi

Nil

$10,000.00

Councillor Katris

$300.00

$9,700.00

Councillor Kastanias

$2,700.00

$7,300.00

Councillor Konjarski

$1,800.00

$8,200.00

Councillor Landsberry

$3,550.00

$6,450.00

Councillor Liu

$1,000.00

$9,000.00

Councillor Payor

$1,800.00

$8,200.00

Councillor Symington

$2,700.00

$7,300.00

Councillor Tegg

$1,500.00

$8,500.00

Councillor Wu

$1,800.00

$8,200.00

 

 

 

Capital Funds ($170,000 per Ward)

Funds Allocated to date including this report

Remaining Balance

Blakehurst Ward

Nil

$170,000.00

Hurstville Ward

$109,999.00

$60,001.00

Kogarah Ward

Nil

$170,000.00

Mortdale Ward

Nil

$170,000.00

Peakhurst Ward

             $5,000.00

$165,000.00

 


 

Risk Implications

7.      The Enterprise Risk Management Strategy contains two relevant actions in regards to the provision of an open, accessible and transparent decision making and meeting process.  The adopted process for the allocation of funds through the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy is one of many strategies that have been implemented to ensure that these actions are achieved.  

 

File Reference

D19/214941

 

 

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 131

Notices of Motion

Item:          NM063-19            Development of a Georges River Council Micro Grant program

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

 

MOTION:

(a)     That, following the success of the 2019 Dragon’s Den Seed Funding program, the General Manager prepare a report to Council regarding the establishment a Micro Grant program to empower individual community members in the Georges River Local Government Area to support community well-being, innovation and social change.

(b)     That the report considers, amongst other things:

(i)    Existing funding opportunities for residents in the local government area;

(ii)   Funding models for a Micro Grant program;

(iii)  The funding criteria for a Micro Grant program;

(iv)  The benefits of a Micro Grant program; and

(v)   The proposed community consultation schedule.

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the future report provided to Council will outline the requirements to ensure consistency with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 (Financial assistance to persons).  Further, the report will address any required amendments to the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy 2018 and Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy 2018.

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/143551

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 132

Item:          NM064-19  Georges River Council - Inaugural Male Leadership Workshop

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

(a)     That the General Manager investigate and prepare a report to Council on the costs associated with the in-house development and facilitation of a workshop that would be offered to male Year 9 and 10 local high school students. 

(b)     The content of the workshop would include male Council officers and Councillors acting as mentors to students, sharing life experiences and lessons and providing practical tools that support developing leadership capacity, confidence, building resilience, celebrating uniqueness and defining individual excellence. 

(c)     The report should address potential funding sources such as Councillor Discretionary Ward Funding from interested Councillors, subsidised hire of the Dragon Room (or other suitable venues) and external grant funding opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

Council’s adopted Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2021 recognise the importance of mentoring and supporting young men in order to facilitate more men into local government and highlight successful men leaders in the industry.  Conducting a Male Leadership Workshop is therefore consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan and Workforce Plan.

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the financial implications for holding the workshop will be provided in a future report to Council

 

 

File Reference

D19/200099

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 133

Item:          NM065-19  Launch of the 'WellXP' Program at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre             by Ian Thorpe AM

Councillor:       Councillor Liu 

 

MOTION:

(a)  That Council congratulate the BlueFit Group, operators of Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, following the successful launch of “WellXP” - by legendary Olympic gold medallist, Ian Thorpe AM - a program designed for young people in Years 11 and 12 to support their fitness, financial acumen, relationships and career choices.

(b)  That Council acknowledge the participation of 780 local high school students who successfully completed the WellXP program.

 

 

Director’s Comment

The WellXP program developed by the BlueFit Group provides active and accessible fitness and well-being activities to young people which is consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028, Pillar 3 Active and Accessible Places and Spaces and Pillar 5 Harmonious and Proud Community with Strong Social Services and Infrastructure.

 

Financial Implications

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

File Reference

D19/208510

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 134

Item:          NM066-19            Condolences to the Family of School Student and Offer of                                Assistance to Authorities

Councillor:       Councillor Liu 

 

MOTION:

Councillors would be aware of the tragic accident that occurred when a school student was hit by a car whilst crossing the road at the intersection of Forest Road and Lily Street, Hurstville on 6 September 2019.  Council’s sympathy and thoughts are with the student’s family and friends.

Council appreciates the messages from the community provided through social media and web petitions.  It is important that, as a community, we work hard to prevent tragedies such as this from occurring and it is for this reason that we allow the relevant authorities time to complete their thorough investigations into the accident.

Therefore, I move:

(a)     That Council formally express condolences by way of a letter from the Mayor and flowers from Council, to the family of the student.

(b)     That Council assist the NSW Police, NSW Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Centre for Road Safety in investigating all aspects of the accident.

(c)     That Council submit any recommendations (that fall under Council’s responsibility) that may result from these investigations to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee to obtain approval for immediate implementation.

(d)     That following completion of the accident investigation, Council and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services conduct an audit of all roadside protective barriers and other engineering works that may improve safety around schools in the Georges River area.

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

On 7 September 2016 Georges River Council initiated a Road Safety Forum with Principals of Hurstville Public School, Georges River College Hurstville Boys Campus, Bethany College and St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic School Principals, P&C representatives, the Roads and Maritime Service, the Police and Local State MPs (or their representatives).

Arising from the Forum, Council commissioned an independent study – The Hurstville Public School and Other Nearby Schools Traffic Study in 2016.  Following community consultation and school surveys, the Study was finalised and a series of recommendations were made for the Georges River and Bayside Council areas.

Council has actioned all of the matters within its jurisdiction contained within the report relating to Forest Road within the Georges River Local Government Area.

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, any financial implications that may arise from recommendations from the investigation will be provided in a future report to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee and Council.

 

File Reference

D19/215343  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 135

Item:          NM067-19            Reducing Expenditure - Options to Increase Procurement                                Efficiencies and Savings

Councillor:       Councillor Elmir 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager investigate and prepare a report to Council on the options available to improve current procurement practices and increase budget savings. The report should address potential amendments to Council’s Procurement Policy 2018 such as:

(a)     Updating tender thresholds - to be consistent with the recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations;

(b)     Value for Money – having regard to delivering sustainable outcomes covering social, economic and environmental benefits; and

(c)     Local Economic Development – investigate how to increase the proportion of Georges River Local Government Area sourced goods and services to be procured and support local Georges River suppliers to be more competitive, including hosting a local suppliers information evening.

(d)     Tender evaluation weighting criteria - investigate appropriateness of establishing minimum and maximum corporate weightings for criteria such as previous government experience, support for local suppliers and price.

 

 

Director’s Comment

The Notice of Motion is consistent with Council’s current procurement improvement project arising from the recently completed external audit findings and recommendations made by O’Conner Marsden (April 2019). 

The Motion is also consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Pillar 6 Leadership and Transparency, Goal 6.2.3 - Continuously improve procurement policy and practice through the Local Government Procurement Program and support Council’s subscription to the current spend analytics program to explore additional opportunities for savings and value creation; and participate in communities of practice with other councils.

The Motion is consistent with Council’s Internal Audit Plan 2019-2020 for undertaking efficiency audits in project governance and contract management having regard to benefits realisation.

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

File Reference

D19/217210

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 136

Item:          NM068-19  Establishment of Dog Off-Leash Areas within the Georges River           Local Government Area

Councillor:       Councillor Konjarski 

 

MOTION:

(a)     That General Manager prepare a report into potential locations for an off-leash dog area within the Mortdale and Hurstville Wards.

(b)     That the report include preliminary consultation with residents surrounding any identified locations and estimated costs for establishment of the areas.

 

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

This Motion is consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, particularly Pillar 1 - ‘A Protected Environment and Green Open Spaces’ and Pillar 3 - ‘Active and Accessible Places and Spaces’.

Under the NSW Companion Animals Act, Councils are required to provide at least one designated dog off-leash area within their local government area.

Georges River Council currently provides nine designated dog off-leash areas and these are located across Peakhurst, Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards. However, Council does not currently provide a dog off-leash area in either Mortdale or Hurstville Wards.  Potential locations could include Progress Park, Narwee and Kempt Field, Hurstville.

Recent consultation to inform Council’s new Community Strategic Plan highlighted that community members wanted Council to provide more off-leash dog parks within our open spaces.

By comparison Canterbury-Bankstown Council provides nine designated areas and Sutherland Shire Council provides six, noting both these neighbouring LGA’s having significantly larger populations and geographical areas.

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

 

File Reference

D19/217267

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 137

Item:          NM069-19            Amendment to Georges River Planning Agreements Policy 2016

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

That during the current review of the Georges River Planning Agreements Policy 2016, the General Manager review the existing provisions relating to the entering into of planning agreements for Council-owned lands to enable community benefits to be provided in a timely and efficient manner.

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

In September 2018, Council resolved to undertake a review of the Planning Agreements Policy 2016.  The provisions that relate to Council owned lands can be assessed during this review.  It is anticipated that the draft Policy will be finalised in late 2019, with community notification early in 2020.

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the financial implications will be provided in a future report.

 

File Reference

D19/219146

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 138

Item:          NM070-19            Review of Traffic Management Study - Trafalgar/Gover Street                          Precinct, Peakhurst

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

Due to concerns raised by residents regarding traffic safety in the area bounded by Hugh Avenue, Trafalgar Street and Jacques Avenue, Peakhurst including Gover Street and Lawrence Street;

I move:

(a)     That Council, as a matter of urgency, provide a report to the Local Traffic Advisory Committee to review the existing traffic management studies completed for this area in 2015.

(b)     That the report considers the extent that the area has now been redeveloped following the zoning changes as well as all potential options for improving traffic movements.

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

This Motion is consistent with the recommendations contained within the original 2015 Traffic Study which recommended that Council revisit the traffic impacts in the area as development progressed.

 

Financial Implications

As the Traffic Study has already been undertaken, there are no identified additional costs

 

 

File Reference

D19/219598

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 139

Item:          NM071-19  Congratulations to Blakehurst Ward Sporting Teams

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

 

MOTION:

 

That Council congratulate the following Clubs and sports teams in the Blakehurst Ward for a successful winter season:

 

Oatley Football Club:

·    14 teams made the finals: 12C, 12GA1, 12GB, 14B, 14GA, 16GA, 21G, 21M, AAWC, AAA1, AAAR, AAD, 35B, 35C

·    Of that:

o 4 were Minor Premiers: AAD, 14B, AAWC, 14GA

o 7 played in the Grand Final: AAA1, AAD, 14GA, 35B, AAWC, 12C, & 14B

o Of those, 3 were Grand Final winners: AAA1, AAD & 14GA

o 14GA will go to Champions of Champions on 22 September to represent SGFA

o The women’s game has grown, and female players now account for 33% of the club.

 

Connells Point Netball Club

·    10 of 29 teams in the Grand Finals

·    Grand Final winners: Senior B1 grade, 18 yrs Division 2, 13yrs A Reserve and 11yrs B2

 

Connells Point Rovers Football Club

·    17 teams saw finals football this year with 7 teams making it to their respective Grand Finals (AA Women’s B, AA Women’s C, Premier League Men’s, 18A, All Age A Reserves, AAG1, 15As).

·    Of these teams 3 were crowned champions: AA Women's B team, AA Women's C team and Premier League Men's team.

·    Like Oatley FC, the number of female players registering with the club has increased (41 new players in 2019), with the goal of increasing this number further in 2020

 

Oatley RSL Netball Club

·    8 out of 10 teams made the semi-final series. 5 made the Grand Final.

·    Premier - Peridot (Div S5), Amethyst (Div S6), Crystal (Div 5 Minor Premiers as well).

·    Runners up - Emerald (Div S4), Opal (Div S5)

·    Coral were minor premiers in Div 2 but lost the finals.

 

Renown Rugby League Club

·    6 teams made the Grand Finals: 9s, 10s, 12s, 14s, 18s, A grade

·    Of those, 2 were Grand Final winners: 9s & 10s

·    Minor premiers: 9s, 10s & 12s

 

Kogarah Cougars Rugby League Club

·    First girls’ league tag teams in the St George area. Fielded 5 teams (9s, 13s, 15s, 17s,and 18s) with 60 new female players signing up. 

·    Girls 15s and &16s teams made the semi finals

·    Boys’ teams: U9s, U13s, U18s made the semi finals

 

 

Hurstville Zagreb Football Club (based at Carss Park)

·    In the boys’ competition, 8 out of the 9 junior comp teams made the finals

·    U16 Boys won their Grand Final, with the U12 Boys coming runners up

·    All 4 Junior Girls comp teams made the Finals with 3 going on to play in the Grand Final

·    U17-21 Girls won their Grand Final, U16 Girls and U14 Girls were runners up

 

Carss Park Football Club

·    20% rise in junior players from 6s – 10s

·    Junior girls program increased with a large number of players from 8s – 11s, and plans are already in place for next year to accommodate even more players

·    4 teams made the semi-finals – U13Bs, U16Bs, AAB(2) and AAWA(2), with the U13Bs making the Grand Final

·    St George Warriors Special Needs Program celebrated its 5th season with 4 teams from 7s – 15s.  The program is going from strength to strength

·    2020 will mark Carss Park FC’s 90th year of football!

 

 

 

 

Director’s Comment

Consistent with Pillars 1, 3 and 5 of the Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028.

 

 

Financial Implications

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

 

File Reference

D19/219641

 

 

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 141

Questions with Notice

Item:                   QWN013-19       Update on The Chinese National Sword Policy and Australia’s Position 

Author:              Councillor Liu

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

Can the General Manager provide information on the current situation that the Council is dealing with in relation to our recycling program and The Chinese National Sword Policy?  In particular, can Council be provided with answers to the following:

1.   An update on The Chinese National Sword Policy and Australia’s position?

2.   What is the position of Council’s contractor (Suez) in relation to our waste contract and recycling?

3.   Where is Georges River’s recycling currently going?

 

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

1.   The Chinese National Sword Policy and Australia’s position

 

The Chinese National Sword Policy was introduced on 1 January 2018, which restricted the importation of 24 categories of solid waste and limits contamination of those materials to less than 0.5 per cent.  This means that any plastic product sent to China for recycling needs to have a contamination rate of 0.5%. 

 

The consequence is that the once previously accepted bale of mixed plastics now has to be separated into their single streams e.g. all the PET, HDPE, etc.  This is an extra cost to the recyclers which they pass onto councils. 

 

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has proposed preliminary solutions, including the renegotiation of contracts between local governments and recycling providers to improve risk sharing, lower contamination, increase stockpiling allowances where environmentally safe, and making Commonwealth assistance available to open new export markets. 

 

At this stage there is no longer term approach from any level of government.  The NSW Government is developing a Circular Economy Strategy however at this stage there is no indication if it will be compulsory for councils to purchase recycled content in the future, e.g. in road base or in plastic street furniture.

 

 

2.   What is the position of Council’s contractor (Suez) in relation to our contract and recycling?

Each council has their own separate contract and are in different positions regarding the approach of dealing with the recycled product.   Under Council’s contract, Suez owns and is responsible for the recycled product – meaning the material that is collected through the kerbside collection is owned by Suez. 

 

Suez notified Council in August 2018 that it was going to cancel its agreement with Polytrade and commence using its own Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to separate the recycling into separate streams e.g. glass, paper and plastics.  Suez’s contract with Council in relation to recycling has not been amended and the material continues to be handled as per the notification dated August 2018.

 

 

3.   Where is Georges River’s recycling currently going?

Suez processes the recycled product from the Georges River area as follows:

·     Glass – some of the glass is sent to Glass Recycling Services in Penrith for further processing and on-supplied to the company OI Australia Glass Manufacturers for remanufacture.

·     Glass – other glass is being used in a trial for asphalt production.

·     Mixed paper - currently contracted for supply to Visy Recycling.

·     Cardboard - currently contracted to both Visy and Orora for use in Australia.

·     Mixed plastic - sold to a company in NSW Ausino Commodities who has advised that all plastic material purchased from Suez is:

Legally exported into South East Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand; and

Legally, ethically and environmentally processed in destination countries with all proper permits from local authorities.

 

 

Recommendation:

That the information be received and noted.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 143

Item:                   QWN014-19       Shade Structures in Playgrounds 

Author:              Councillor Liu

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

Could the Director Assets and Infrastructure please advise what Council’s current Policy approach is towards the provision of shade structures at playgrounds in the Georges River area?

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

Provision of shade is considered in the design of all new playgrounds. Playground projects that are located where there is sufficient natural shade will not include shade structures.

Where the proposed location of any new playground does not provide sufficient natural shade, a shade structure is to be provided.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the information be received and noted.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 145

Item:                   QWN015-19       Georges River Council Investigations 

Author:              Councillor Kastanias

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTIONS

I have confidence in our officers’ diligence when conducting residents’ investigations and complaints in-house to resolve issues in the public or private domain.  A better process to contain or manage conflict resolution via communicating with all parties with transparency to resolve large or small issues. 

For transparency’s sake so all Councillors are treated fairly via informed procedures and process substantiating need for external investigations for any complaints from the private or public sector.

1.      Is the General Manager allowed to carry out external investigations without a Council resolution?

Further to any investigations regarding constituent complaints:

2.      Are all complaints dealt with in this manner?

3.      How many external investigations have been carried out without a Council resolution?

4.      If so, what part of the Code or under what delegated authority?

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

1.   Yes.

 

2.   No.  Depending on the nature of the complaint, investigations may be conducted internally or externally.

 

3.   A total of 97 investigations have been carried out since Georges River Council was proclaimed. 26 were external investigations.

 

4.   Investigations may be commenced by the General Manager (or by Council’s Complaints Coordinators, Internal Auditor or Public Interest Disclosure Officer) pursuant to the following legislation and Council policies:

 

·    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988

·    NSW Local Government Act 1993

·    NSW Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994

·    NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011

·    Local Government State Award 2017

·    Georges River Code of Conduct 2019

·    Georges River Procedures for Administration of the Code of Conduct 2019

·    Georges River Customer Feedback and Complaints Management Policy 2019

·    Georges River Customer Feedback and Complaints Management Procedures 2019

·    Georges River Public Interest Disclosure Reporting Policy 2018

 

 

 

Recommendation:

That the information be received and noted.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 146

Item:                   QWN016-19       Stormwater Management and Disposal for Development in Georges River 

Author:              Councillor Hindi

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

I have received numerous complaints about the way Council staff handle the disposal of stormwater as part of the Development Application process.

Can the Director Environment and Planning advise of any work being undertaken to streamline and harmonise the approach for stormwater management associated with development applications within the Georges River Local Government Area? 

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

Council is currently operating under different stormwater policies relevant to the two former Councils.

The former Hurstville Council area policies include Hurstville Development Control Plans and the former Kogarah Council area operates under the Kogarah Development Control Plan and Water Management Policy.

Council approved the program for the harmonisation of the former Hurstville and Kogarah Council DCPs (including the stormwater provisions) in late 2018.

As part of the DCP harmonisation process, officers have undertaken a comprehensive review of these existing stormwater provisions create a new Stormwater Management Policy. This new policy will aim to set a more streamlined and harmonised approach for stormwater management associated with development within Georges River.

The main areas that the new policy provisions will cover include:

·    The development approval process (detailing plan/design requirements, etc)

·    Stormwater drainage systems – (detailing design standards, drainage of low level properties, use of absorption systems, charged drainage systems, discharge to natural areas, inter-allotment drainage and pump-out systems, etc)

·    On-site stormwater detention (OSD) systems (applicability criteria, rainwater tank offsets, discharge pits, exemptions, maintenance requirements, etc)

·    Development impacting on Council’s or another regulatory authority’s drainage systems

·    Flooding and overland flow impacts

·    Stormwater quality requirements

The endorsed Council LEP and DCP program has scheduled the Georges River DCP Stage 2 – General Controls and Considerations for a Councillor briefing in November 2019.

 

Recommendation:

That the information be received and noted.

 

     


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 23 September 2019                                                                     Page 147

Confidential items (Closed Meeting)

Council's Code of Meeting Practice allows members of the public present to indicate whether they wish to make representations to the meeting, before it is closed to the public, as to whether that part of the meeting dealing with any or all of the matters listed should or should not be considered in closed session.

 

Recommendation:

That in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act 1993, the following matters be considered in closed Meeting at which the press and public are excluded.

 

CCL028A-19     Property Matter - Purchase of Property Adjacent to Councils' Car Park, Connelly Street, Penshurst

(Report by Head of Strategic Property)

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act 1993, the matters dealt with in this report be considered in closed Council Meeting at which the press and public are excluded. In accordance with Section 10A(2) (c) it is considered the matter information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with Section 10D it is considered that if the matter were discussed in an open Council Meeting, it would on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

 

CCL029A-19     General Manager's Annual Performance Review

(Report by Executive Manager, People and Culture)

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act 1993, the matters dealt with in this report be considered in closed Council Meeting at which the press and public are excluded. In accordance with Section 10A(2) (a) it is considered the matter deals with personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

THAT in accordance with Section 10D it is considered that if the matter were discussed in an open Council Meeting, it would on balance, be contrary to the public interest as it deals with personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

 

That in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Act, the reports and correspondence relating to these matters be withheld from the press and public.