MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 14 October 2019

6.00pm

 

Waratah Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Kathryn Landsberry (Chair), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu.

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture – Ms Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation – Ms Sue Weatherley, Business Improvement Officer – Mr Leo Chant, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Acting Manager Library Services – Mr Justin Yeomans, Manager Children’s Services – Ms Kristie Dodd, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation – Ms Hayley Barnes, Coordinator Cultural Services – Ms Bethany MacRae and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Landsberry, opened the meeting at 6.08pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Tegg be accepted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Notice of Webcasting

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

 

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.


 

 

Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meetings

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 09 September 2019

Recommendation: Councillor Payor and Councillor Wu

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 09 September 2019 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

    

Committee Reports

COM035-19       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Acting Personal Assistant to the Manager of Customer Experience and Events)

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council approve a donation of $500 to support Sydney Legacy.

(b)     That Council approve a donation of $200 for Raina Rush to attend the Under 16 National NSW Indoor Netball representative event in November/December 2019.

(c)     That Council approve event sponsorship request of $1,796 ($1,247 and in-kind support to the value of $549) to support ‘The Moore Reserve Dog Park Christmas Party’ on Sunday 24 November 2019.

(d)     That Council approve event sponsorship request of $1,354 ($806 financial value and $548 in-kind value) to support ‘The Oatley Combined Church Association Carols in the Park 2019’ on Saturday 14 December 2019.

(e)     That Council decline the event sponsorship request of $1,087 ($1,087 in-kind support) to support “The Community Fundraiser for Heart Kids” on Sunday 20 October 2019.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM036-19       Adoption of Community Engagement Strategy

(Report by Coordinator, Communications)

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council adopt the Community Engagement Strategy, as exhibited subject to the following amendments:

i.    Footnotes of links to Local Government Act 1993 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and International Association  for Public Participation(IAP2); and

ii.   Any editorial or administrative changes necessary to incorporate the above amendments.

(b)     That, as recommended by the Department of Planning Industry and Environment, the current notification provisions listed in the Development Control Plans below be repealed in accordance with Clause 22(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 by subsequent Development Control Plans:

i.    Section 2.2 of the Hurstville Development Control Plan 1 - Applies to land within the Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards.

ii.   Section 2.4 of the Hurstville Development Control Plan Number 2 - Amendment No. 9 - Applies to sites within the Hurstville City Centre excluding the 'deferred matters' on the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 Land Application Map.

iii.  Section 2.2 of the Hurstville Development Control Plan Number 2 - Amendment No. 5 - Applies to sites within the Hurstville City Centre identified as 'deferred matters' on the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 Land Application Map.

iv.  Part A2 of the Kogarah Development Control Plan 2013 - Applies to land within the Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards.

(c)     That Council resolve to place the draft Development Control Plans (which remove the notification requirements listed in recommendations in part B above) on community consultation in accordance with Clause 18 of the Environmental, Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 for a period of no less than 28 days.

(d)     That following the public exhibition period referred to in part (c) of this recommendation, a further report be presented to Council.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM037-19       Establishment of a Football Museum for Georges River

(Report by Coordinator Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Wu

(a)     That Council approve the establishment of a short-term football display at the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre at Penshurst Park Sporting Hub subject to additional funding of $24,500 for the 2019/2020 financial year being sourced from the Mortdale Ward Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund (minor capital works) and/or local football club donations;

(b)     That Council approve allocation of $35,000 from the existing Round 2 Stronger Communities grant funding of $2.2 million to undertake a detailed report with specifications for the establishment of a permanent, purpose-built sporting museum within the new community pavilion consistent with the draft Masterplan for Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve 2019; and

(c)     That Council seek grant funding to support the establishment of a sporting museum at Hurstville Oval.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM038-19       Increasing Transparency and Accountability - Audited Statements for Entities Receiving over $15,000 in Public Funding

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council receive and note the report on the audited financial statements submitted by organisations who receive funding totalling $15,000 or more in financial assistance from Georges River Council.

(b)     That an extension be granted for organisations to submit audited financial statements as detailed in this report.

(c)     That any organisation that fails to submit its audited financial statements by the extended deadline period be ineligible for future funding from Council.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM039-19       Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday 3 September 2019

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Payor and Councillor Grekas

That the Council adopt the recommendations as noted in the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 3 September 2019.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM040-19       Amendments to the Georges River Council Place Naming Policy

(Report by Acting Manager, Library Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Payor and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That the amended Georges River Council Place Naming Policy is placed on public exhibition for 21 days.

(b)     That a further report be tabled to a future meeting of Council for consideration of community feedback following the public exhibition period.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.32pm.

 

 

Chairperson