MINUTES


Economic Development Advisory Committee

 

Tuesday, 03 September 2019

6pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Nick Katris

Industry and Community Members

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

Mr Allan Zreik – President St George Business Chamber, Ms Tania Katsanis – Community Member, Ms Claire Zang – Owner Best Professional Finance - Finance, Mr Andrew Eldridge – Strategic Planner TAFE – Education, Mr Matthew Carter – Manager of Environmental Services Hurstville Private Hospital – Health, Mr Spyros Abelas – S.Abelas and Company – Retail, Ms Jacqui Attard – CEO Realise Business, Ms Rosemary Bishop – CEO 3 Bridges Community Services, Ms Megan Barker – Owner Aangela’s Florist Kogarah - Retail, Ms Tirza Witana – Youth Advisory Committee, Ms Sonia Fenton – CEO The Gardens on Forest

Council Staff

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

Opening

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

Councillor Stephen Agius arrived at 6.31pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies

Councillor Rita Kastanias, Mr Frank Bates – President Beverley Park Golf Club-Sport, Mr Matthew Carter – Manager of Environmental Services Hurstville Private Hospital – Health, Ms Megan Barker – Owner Aangela’s Florist Kogarah – Retail, Ms Tirza Witana – Youth Advisory Committee.

Notice of Webcasting

The Chair advised staff and the public that the meeting is being recorded for minute-taking purposes and is also webcast live on Council’s website, in accordance with section 4 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice. This recording will be made available on Council’s Website.

Code of Meeting Practice

The order of business is as shown in the agenda.

 

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

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes of previous meetings

Economic Development Advisory Committee - 18 June 2019

RECOMMENDATION

That the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held on 18 June 2019, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Katris                          Seconded:  Clr Badalati

   

Council Reports

EDC015-19       Kogarah Health, Education and Innovation Precinct - Draft Kogarah Investment Attraction Strategy

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee receive and note the draft Kogarah Investment Attraction Strategy, currently on public exhibition until 20 October 2019.

 

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Badalati                      Seconded:  Mr Allan Zreik

 

EDC016-19       Draft Hurstville Place Strategy

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Advisory Committee note the Draft Hurstville Place Strategy and provide feedback during future public exhibition.

 

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Badalati                      Seconded:  Clr Katris

 

EDC017-19       Hurstville City Centre Litter Reduction Program

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:

That the Committee receive and note the report on the Hurstville CBD Litter Reduction Program.

 

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Agius                         Seconded:  Clr Katris

 

EDC018-19       St George Business Chamber Buy Local Campaign

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:

a)    That the Committee receive and note the report.

b)    Report to be provided to the Committee by the St George Business Chamber on how it is promoting the campaign and measuring its success.

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Agius                         Seconded:  Clr Badalati

 

EDC019-19       2019 St George Business Breakfast

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:

That the Committee receive and note the report.

 

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Agius                         Seconded:  Mr Allan Zreik

 

EDC020-19       Building and Business Identification Signage Report

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:

That the Committee receive and note the report.

 

Record of Voting:

Moved:  Clr Agius                         Seconded:  Clr Badalati

That the report be deferred until the author (Mr Andrew Spooner, Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services) is available to present to the Committee.

 

  

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7.17pm

 

 

Chairperson