MINUTES


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 25 November 2019

 

 

Dragon Room, Civic Centre, Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council – Minutes of Council Meeting - Monday, 25 November 2019

Page 1

 

Present

Council Members

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Sam Elmir, Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Nancy Liu, Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Colleen Symington and Councillor Warren Tegg.

Council Staff

General Manager - Ms Gail Connolly, Director Assets and Infrastructure - Mr Laurie O’Connor, Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Director Community and Culture - Ms Rebekah Schulz, Director Business and Corporate Services - Mr David Tuxford, Director City Strategy and Innovation – Ms Sue Weatherley, Manager, Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton, Executive Services Officer - Ms Marina Carvar and Executive Services Officer – Mr Neil Treadwell.

Opening

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Greene, opened the meeting at 7.15pm.

National Anthem

All those present stood for the singing of the National Anthem.

Prayer

Rev Dr Winston Gauder from the International Community Fellowship - Hurstville, offered a prayer to the meeting.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies/Leave of Absence  

RESOLVED: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

That apologies be accepted and leave of absence be granted for Councillor Wu.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:        Unanimous

Notice of Webcasting

The Mayor 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

Councillor Katris disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) for the reason that “the actual report to the Committee Meeting (on the 11 November 2019) dealt with Non Residential Development Standards for IN2 Light Industrial Properties. I declared a pecuniary interest then on that section of the report and I declare an interest now on the basis that my office is currently providing consultancy advice to a property owner who owns some light industrial land – IN2 – in GRC Local Government Area”.  Councillor Katris will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Liu disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020)  for the reason that she is the owner of investment properties. Councillor Liu will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Agius disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020)  for the reason that he owns a commercial property in the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020. Councillor Agius will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Kastanias disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020)  for the reason that she has an interest in a property in Forest Road, Lugarno. Councillor Kastanias will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Konjarski disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020)  for the reason that he has an interest in a property in Forest Road, Hurstville. Councillor Konjarski will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Elmir disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) for the reason that he is associated with persons with various investment properties in the LGA. Councillor Elmir will not participate in the discussion or voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Landsberry disclosed a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL075-19 (COM044-19: Community Property Update Report) for the reason that her son is a coach with St George Football Association and works out of the community space at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Councillor Landsberry will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Landsberry lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that she has an interest in a property in The Avenue, Hurstville. Councillor Landsberry will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 


 

Councillor Badalati lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that he has an interest in a property in Cahill Street, Beverly Hills. Councillor Badalati will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Grekas lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that she has an interest in a property in Ballantyne Road, Mortdale. Councillor Grekas will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Payor lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that she has an interest in a property in Merton Street, Kogarah Bay. Councillor Payor will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Tegg lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that he has an interest in a property in Parkview Avenue, Penshurst. Councillor Tegg will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Symington lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that she has an interest in a property in Kairawa Street, South Hurstville. Councillor Symington will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Greene lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item ENV043-19 (Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that he has an interest in a property in Jindabyne Crescent, Peakhurst. Councillor Greene will participate in the discussion and voting on this Item.

 

Gail Connolly (General Manager) lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that she has an interest in a property in Russell Street, Oatley. Gail Connolly will remain in the meeting during the consideration and voting of this Item.

 

Sue Weatherley (Director City Strategy and Innovation) lodged a Special Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest in relation to Item CCL073-19 (ENV043-19: Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020) in accordance with Clause 4.36 of Council’s Code of Conduct, for the reason that an associated person to her has an interest in a property in Baker Street, Oatley. Sue Weatherley will remain in the meeting during the consideration and voting of this Item.


 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS – MATTER OF URGENCY

RESOLVED:  Councillor Katris and Councillor Tegg

That Council suspend Standing Orders to enable the orderly and efficient processing of Council’s new comprehensive Local Environmental Plan 2020 in accordance with the obligations of the NSW government’s funding agreement.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

Note:          Council suspended Standing Orders at 7.24pm.

 

ENV043-19       PROCESSING OF PLANNING PROPOSAL - GEORGES RIVER LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2020

RESOLVED: Councillor Katris / Councillor Tegg

(a)       That Council note that due to the nature and number of disclosures of interest made, Council will not have a quorum present for the consideration of ENV043-19 as part of the Public Forum, and also as part of consideration and voting of Item CCL072-19 Report of Environment and Planning Committee held on 11 November 2019.

(b)       That having regard to the lack of quorum, the General Manager request the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, The Hon. Robert Stokes MP, to exercise his powers of delegation pursuant to Section 2.4(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), and delegate all plan making powers in relation to the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 to the Greater Sydney Commission as a matter of urgency.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

RESOLVED: Councillor Tegg / Councillor Symington

That Council resume Standing Orders, time being 7.29pm.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 


 

Public Forum

ITEM

SPEAKER

ENV044-19/ CCL072-19 - Working Towards Net Zero Emissions in Georges River Council

Renee Robbins

ENV044-19/ CCL072-19 - Working Towards Net Zero Emissions in Georges River Council

Anita McBride

FIN078-19/CCL073-19 - Proposed Sale of Vacant Land 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville

Note:  Yana Hou tabled a petition of approximately 107 signatures in regards to the proposed sale of vacant land at 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville. A copy of this petition is ON FILE. (D19/290809)

Yana Hou

FIN078-19/CCL073-19 - Proposed Sale of Vacant Land 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville

Kathryn Skelsey

ASS036-19/CCL074-19 - Regional Aquatic Facility Site Suitability and Feasibility Study - November 2019 Update

Chris Mort

ASS036-19/CCL074-19 - Regional Aquatic Facility Site Suitability and Feasibility Study - November 2019 Update

Thomas Altundag

NM096-19 - Donation for NSW Drought Relief & support for NSW Regional Tourism

Monica Chu

NM0104-19 - Adult learn to swim and water safety program for residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Rishi Acharya

Confirmation of Minutes of previous meetings

Council Meeting - 28 October 2019

RESOLVED: Councillor Katris / Councillor Grekas

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 28 October 2019 be adopted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

Mayoral MinuteS

MM025-19         Councillors' Christmas Appeal

RESOLVED: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Agius

That Council endorse a Councillors’ Christmas Appeal, providing Christmas gifts for local children and families in need.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 


 

 

MM026-19          Georges River Council Legends Pro Am Charity Golf Day 2019

RESOLVED: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Kastanias

That Council notes the financial success and the wonderful community participation in its Annual Charity Golf Pro Am and thanks the Lugarno Lions for its commitment to this event.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

MM027-19          No Domestic Violence Campaign Walk

RESOLVED: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Symington

That Council staff be congratulated for a job well done for organising the successful Day Walk for the Georges River community.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

MM028-19          NSW Graffiti Removal Day Awards 2019

RESOLVED: The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Payor

That Council recognises our staff for their success in winning the top two awards at the recent NSW Graffiti Removal Day Ceremony and congratulates them on this outstanding achievement.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

Condolences

·                The Mayor, Councillor Greene expressed condolences on the passing of Mr George Cutrone on 26 October 2019 aged 86. Mr. Cutrone  sadly passed away a week after his brother in law Mr. Tony Galluzzo passed away. The Mayor, Councillor Greene reported on the passing of Mr. Tony Galluzzo at the last Council meeting. Mr. Cutrone made an exceptional contribution to the Riverwood community and many in the Riverwood community are saddened by his loss.

 

·                The Mayor, Councillor Greene expressed condolences on the passing of Mr. Derek Richard (Doc) Bailey on 20 November 2019 aged 86. He was a long time treasurer of the Mortdale RSL Sub Branch. Mr. Bailey and The Mayor, Councillor Greene were joint Patrons of the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch.

 

Mr. Bailey made an enormous contribution to the support the welfare of returned service men and women through his involvement with the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch for many decades. To his wife Margaret, who is the current treasurer of the Sub-Branch as well as being President of Ladies Auxiliary, and to Mr. Bailey’s family and the members of the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch we pass on our deepest respect and condolences.       

 

Council observed a moment’s silence.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

RESOLVED:  Councillor Elmir and Councillor Katris

That Council suspend Standing Orders to deal with the Report of the Assets and Infrastructure Committee held on 11 November 2019, in particular item ASS036-19 Regional Aquatic Facility Site Suitability and Feasibility Study - November 2019 Update.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

Note: Council suspended Standing Orders at 8.06pm.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Assets and Infrastructure Committee

CCL074-19       Report of Assets and Infrastructure Committee held on 11 November 2019

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RESOLVED: Councillor Grekas / Councillor Konjarski

That the Committee recommendations for Items ASS035-19 to ASS038-19 as detailed below be adopted by Council, with the exception of ASS036-19.

 

ASS035-19        Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting - 5 November 2019

That the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Georges River Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting held on 5 November 2019 be adopted by Council.

 

ASS037-19        T19/005  Tender for the Construction of a new Sports Amenities Building at Poulton Park

(a)   That Council, in accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW), accepts the Tender from Matrix Group Co Pty Ltd, in the amount of $636,176.00 (excluding GST) after having regard to all the circumstances, as the tender that appears to be the most advantageous and appoint Matrix Group Co Pty Ltd as the Principal Contractor under the Contract Number T19/005 Construction of Poulton Park Sports Amenities Building.

(b)   That Council approves the project budget of $760,352.40 for the construction of the Poulton Park Sports Amenities Building.

(c)   That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contracts with the preferred Contractors on behalf of Council.

(d)   That Council officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those tenders.

 

 

 

 

 

ASS038-19        Netstrata Jubilee Stadium Ticketing and Patron Access Provider - T19/021

(a)     That Council, in accordance with Section 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW), accepts the Tender from Ticketek Pty Ltd after having regard to all the circumstances, as the Tenderer that appears to be the most advantageous in providing Ticketing and Patron Access Services at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium under the Contract Number T19/021 for a period of five years plus a two year option, subject to the satisfactory outcome of the financial assessment.

(b)     That the General Manager be authorised to sign the Contract with the preferred Contractor on behalf of Council.

(c)     That Council officers inform the unsuccessful Tenderers of the resolution to decline to accept those Tenders.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

Note: Councillor Hindi arrived at the meeting at 8.12pm.

ASS036-19        Regional Aquatic Facility Site Suitability and Feasibility Study - November 2019 Update

RESOLVED: Councillor Elmir and Councillor Katris

(a)     That Council receive and note the progress report on the Regional Aquatic Facility Site Suitability and Feasibility Study.

(b)  That having regard to the identification of the Carss Park Sport and Recreation Precinct (and the local community’s desired location being the current site of the Kogarah War Memorial Pool), the General Manager provide a comprehensive report to Council in December 2019 detailing the required processes and timeframes to complete the preparation of all documentation, concept plans, development applications, tenders, community consultation and the business case to enable the redevelopment of the aquatic facility to proceed in accordance with all statutory obligations and without delay.

(c)   That Kogarah War Memorial Pool / Carss Park sport and recreation facility site be the only location for the third aquatic facility in the local government area, unless demonstrated to be not feasible. 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

RESOLVED: Councillor Katris / Councillor Landsberry

That Council resume Standing Orders at 8.33pm.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

Note:          Councillor Hindi left the meeting at 8.33pm

 

Committee Reports

Environment and Planning Committee

CCL072-19       Report of Environment and Planning Committee held on 11 November 2019

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RESOLVED:      Councillor Katris / Councillor Grekas

That the Committee recommendations for Items ENV039-19 to ENV044-19 as detailed below be adopted by Council, with the exception of ENV043-19 and ENV044-19.

ENV039-19        Update on the Review of Georges River Plans of Management

(a)     That Council endorse the updated Plans of Management program for Georges River parks and reserves to be completed in the next two years as outlined in the report.

(b)     That Council note the financial implications to meet the requirements of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 by July 2021.

 

ENV040-19        Draft Olds Park Masterplan 2019 - Stage 2 Community Consultation

That Council place the draft Olds Park Master Plan 2019 on public exhibition for a minimum  period of 28 days from 20 January 2020.

 

ENV041-19        Draft Amendment to Part C2 - Medium Density Housing in Kogarah    

                         DCP 2013

(a)     That Council endorse the draft amendment to Part C2 - Medium Density Housing of the Kogarah DCP 2013 for public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days and to commence after 20 January 2020 subject to the following amendments:

i.       Amend Figure 1 to include a setback of 9m from the rear of the site at the 4th storey and add the Note: Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

ii.      Amend Figure 2 to include a setback of 12m from the rear of the site at the 4th storey and add the Note: Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

iii.     Amend Figure 3a by adding the following note - Note: Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

iv.     Amend Figure 3b by adding the following note - Note: Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

v.      Amend Controls 2(iii) and 2(iv) in Section 2 – Site Isolation and Amalgamation as follows:

(1)     Council will request the proponent to fund a second valuation to be undertaken on behalf of the owner of the site that would be isolated     as a result of a proposed development. The valuation may be independently reviewed by Council at the applicant’s expense.

(2)     Where amalgamation of the isolated site is not achieved through negotiations, applicants will be required to demonstrate that an       orderly and economically viable development of the separate sites can be achieved. Applicants will be required to prepare a concept design for the isolated site compliant with the ADG, and at the same density as proposed in the Development Application, indicating           height, setbacks, resultant site coverage (building and basement),sufficient to understand the relationship between the application and the isolated site. The concept design will be required to demonstrate the likely impacts the developments will have on each other, such as solar access, visual and acoustic privacy, the impact of development of the isolated site on the streetscape and the compliance with the required car parking rates. The concept plans will be placed on     Council records in order to form the basis for any future development           proposals on the isolated site.

vi.     Add the following to Controls (3)(ii) and (4)(ii) in Section 3 – Building Setbacks:

Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

vii.    Add a new Control (7) in Section 6 –Landscaped Area and Private Open Space:

(7) Private open space and balconies must comply with part 4E of the NSW State Government’s Apartment Design Guide.

viii.         The provisions prohibit the mechanical parking provisions.

(b)     That Council publicly exhibit the draft amendment to Part C2 - Medium Density Housing of the Kogarah DCP 2013 in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

(c)     That Council authorise the General Manager to make minor modifications to any numerical, typographical, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, in preparation for the public exhibition of the draft amendment to Section C2 - Medium Density Housing of the Kogarah DCP 2013.

(d)     That a further report be submitted to Council following the public exhibition period.

(e)     That Council prohibits the use of all mechanical parking devices in Section C2 – medium Density Development of Kogarah DCP 2013 until a report is prepared for Council as per Council’s resolution at the 23 April 2019 meeting.

 

ENV042-19        Georges River Development Contributions Plan - Structure of Plans

That Council endorse the preparation of a Georges River Development Contributions Plan in accordance with the principles of Option 4a outlined in this report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

ENV043-19       Planning Proposal - Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020

This item was considered earlier in the meeting as detailed in these Minutes.

 

Note:          Councillor Hindi returned to the meeting at 8.38pm.

Note:          Councillor Elmir left the meeting at 9.00pm.

 

ENV044-19       Working Towards Net Zero Emissions in Georges River Council

AMENDMENT: Councillor Hindi / Councillor Badalati

(a)    That Council endorse a 100% renewable energy target by 2023.

(b)    That Council provide in-principle support for a net zero emissions target for Council operations by 2025 or as soon as practicable through implementing a framework to reduce carbon emissions based on mitigation initiatives and innovative technology.

(c)    That final endorsement of a specific year for the achievement of net zero emissions target for Council operations be deferred until after Council considers:

                 i.                 a report from the General Manager that investigates the funding implications of  achieving the net zero emissions target by 2025 and other dates before 2030: and

                  ii.             investigates opportunities for a greater proportion of the Council’s investment portfolio to be directed to ethical and environmentally responsible investments which are low risk and have returns equal to or greater than existing investments.

(d)    That in order to achieve zero net emissions by 2025 or as soon as practicable, Council adopt the emissions reduction methodology and the financial strategy as generally established in Option 1 of the report.

(e)    That the General Manager include in the Annual Report each year commencing 2020, details regarding progress towards these targets over the previous year and plans towards achieving them in the subsequent year.

Record of Voting:

For the Amendment:       Councillors Hindi, Badalati, Kastanias and Landsberry

Against the Amendment: The Mayor, Councillor Greene, Councillor Agius, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Katris, Councillor Konjarski, Councillor Liu, Councillor Payor, Councillor Symington, and Councillor Tegg.

Note:      On being put to the meeting, the voting on the Amendment was four (4) votes FOR and nine (9) votes AGAINST. The Amendment was LOST

 

RESOLVED:   Councillor Katris / Councillor Tegg

(a)    That Council endorse a 100% renewable energy target by 2025.

(b)    That Council provide in-principle support for a net zero emissions target for Council operations by 2025 or as soon as practicable through implementing a framework to reduce carbon emissions based on mitigation initiatives and innovative technology.

(c)    That final endorsement of a specific year for the achievement of net zero emissions target for Council operations be deferred until after Council considers:

                       i.          a report from the General Manager that investigates the funding implications of   achieving the net zero emissions target by 2025 and other dates before 2030: and

                      ii.          investigates opportunities for a greater proportion of the Council’s investment       portfolio to be directed to ethical and environmentally responsible investments which are low risk and have returns equal to or greater than existing investments.

(d)    That in order to achieve zero net emissions by 2025 or as soon as practicable, Council adopt the emissions reduction methodology and the financial strategy as generally established in Option 1 of the report.

(e)    That the General Manager include in the Annual Report each year commencing 2020, details regarding progress towards these targets over the previous year and plans towards achieving them in the subsequent year.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:    Unanimous

 

 

Finance and Governance Committee

CCL073-19       Report of the Finance and Governance Committee held on 11 November 2019

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RESOLVED: Councillor Badalati / Councillor Agius

That the Committee recommendations for items FIN074-19 to FIN081-19 inclusive detailed below, be adopted by Council, with the exception of items FIN078-19 and FIN081-19.

 

FIN074-19        Quarterly Budget Review Statement for quarter ended 30 September 2019

(a)     That Council receive and note the Quarterly Budget Review for the first quarter ending 30 September 2019.

(b)     That Council approves the variances to the 2019/2020 Capital Budget, as detailed in Attachment 1, as a result of the first quarter ending 30 September 2019 Budget Review.

 

FIN075-19       Rate Restructure Community Engagement - Adoption of the amended        

                        Delivery Program and the Resourcing Strategy

(a)     That Council, in accordance with Sections 403 of the Local Government Act 1993, adopt  the amended Draft Long Term Financial Plan within Council’s Resourcing Strategy.

(b)     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 prior to publishing the final version on Council’s website.

 

FIN076-19            Investment Report as at 30 September 2019

That Council receives and notes the contents of the Investment Report as at 30 September 2019.

 

FIN077-19                2019/2020 Chief and Senior Executive Service - Annual Determination

(a)     That the determination by the Statutory and Other Officers Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT) in relation to the amount of increase of 2.5% in remuneration for senior executive office holder’s in accordance with the Standard Contract for General Managers and Senior Staff through the Office of Local Government, be received and noted.

(b)     That the increase be implemented on the anniversary of the commencement date for the General Manager and Senior Staff.

 

FIN079-19             Property Matter - 2F The Crescent, Kingsgrove - Proposed Easement to Drain Water Over Adjoining Property

(a)     That Council grant an Easement to drain water over Lot 64 in Deposited Plan (DP) 1177674, being an existing drainage reserve as generally detailed in this report.

(b)     That the General Manager be authorised to execute the Section 88B Instrument or Transfer Granting Easement and all associated documentation to create the easement and under Common Seal of the Council, if required.

(c)     That all costs associated with the granting of the easement be met by the applicant.

 

FIN080-19    Draft Georges River Council Property Portfolio Strategy

That this matter be deferred for consideration in closed session later in the meeting.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

FIN081-19              Report on Outstanding Council Resolutions for the period 01 April 2019 - 30 September 2019 (deferred report from 14 October 2019)

RESOLVED: Councillor Grekas / Councillor Agius

 

That the report on Outstanding Council Resolutions for the period 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 be received and noted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 


 

FIN078-19             Property Matter - Proposed Sale of Vacant Land - 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville

RESOLVED:      Councillor Hindi / Councillor Badalati

 

That consideration of this matter be deferred to closed confidential session.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

 

Community and Culture Committee

CCL075-19       Report of Community and Culture Committee held on 11 November 2019

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RESOLVED:      Councillor Landsberry / Councillor Katris

That the Committee recommendations for items COM041-19 and COM048-19, detailed below, be adopted by Council.

 

COM041-19       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(a)       That Council approve event sponsorship request of $1,887 ($1,200 financial value and $687 in-kind value) to support ‘Hurstville City Carols’ on Saturday 7 December 2019.

(b)       That Council approve event sponsorship request of $10,580 ($9,450 financial value and $1,130 in-kind value) to support ‘Community Carols in the Park’ on Sunday 8 December 2019.

(c)       That Council approve event sponsorship request of $3,612 ($3,000 financial value and $612 in-kind value) to support ‘Christmas Carols’ on Saturday 21 December 2019.

 

COM042-19       Community Grants Program 2019/2020 Round 1

(a)     That the funding recommendations resulting from the Georges River Council Community Grants Program 2019/2020 Round 1, as detailed in Attachment 1, be adopted.

(b)     That the Community Grants Assessment Panel Terms of Reference, as detailed in Attachment 2, be adopted.

(c)     That funds of $9,036 not allocated in Round 1 of the 2019/2020 Community Grants be returned to general revenue as savings.

 

COM043-19       Georges River Council Community Lease Policy Review

(a)       That the revised Georges River Council Community Lease Policy be placed on public exhibition for a period of no less than 28 days commencing from 20 January 2020;

(b)       That submissions received during the public exhibition period be reported to Council, together with recommended amendments for Council’s endorsement;

(c)       That the General Manager is given delegated authority to make formatting and minor editorial adjustments to the draft Community Lease Policy during the public exhibition period.

 

COM044-19       Community Property - Update Report

That Council receives and notes the Community Property update report for the period ending 30 September 2019.

 

COM045-19       Provision and/or Facilitation of Aged Care Facilities in Georges River

(a)       That Council ensure that appropriate provisions are included for the supply of seniors housing by the public and private sector as part of Council’s draft Inclusive Housing Strategy;

(b)       That Council consider the inclusion of incentives for the development of seniors housing in the LEP 2021;

(c)       That, pending the outcomes of the Children’s Services Model Review, Council consider the creation of an intergenerational aged care facility co-located with a child care facility, including the investigation of varying models of operation and management.

 

COM046-19       Draft Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change

(a)       That Council endorse the draft Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change (attached) for public exhibition for not less than 28 days to facilitate community consultation.

(b)       That a further report be submitted to Council detailing any public submissions made during the exhibition period, together with any recommended changes to the draft Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change.

(c)     That Council congratulate the staff on the development of the Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change.

 

COM047-19       Kogarah Health Education and Innovation Precinct - Investment Attraction, Vision and Strategy

(a)       That Council notes the outcome of the exhibition of the draft Kogarah Health Education and Innovation Precinct - Investment Attraction, Vision and Strategy.

(b)       That Council adopt the attached Kogarah Health Education and Innovation Precinct - Investment Attraction, Vision and Strategy as amended in response to submissions made during the exhibition period.

 

COM048-19       Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022 - Inclusion of a Business First  Appendix

That Council undertake a mid-term review of the Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022 to include a Business First appendix as discussed in this report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

 

 


 

 Finance and Governance

 

Note:          Councillor Elmir returned to the meeting at 9.20pm.

 

Note:          Councillor Katris left the meeting at 9.32pm.

 

CCL076-19       Georges River Council Draft Annual Report 2018/2019

(Report by Integrated Planning and Reporting Officer)

RESOLVED:      Councillor Badalati / Councillor Katris

(a)       That the Georges River Council Draft Annual Report 2018/2019 be approved and forwarded to the Minister of Local Government and an electronic version published on the Council Website.

(b)       That the General Manager be delegated authority to undertake any necessary minor administrative or editorial changes to the Draft Annual Report 2018/2019. 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

Note:                 Councillor Katris returned to the meeting at 9.33pm.

CCL077-19       Applications Pursuant to Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund Policy - November 2019

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)

RESOLVED:      Councillor Badalati / Councillor Tegg

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

      i.        Application submitted by Councillor Liu on behalf of Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc. in the amount of $1,500.00.

    ii.        Application submitted by Councillor Liu on behalf of Australian Calligraphers Association in the amount of $1,500.00.

   iii.        Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of Lugarno Lions Club in the amount of $1,500.00.

   iv.        Application submitted by Councillor Kastanias on behalf of St George Junior Dragontag in the amount of $1,000.00.

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

   vi.        Application submitted by Sandy Grekas on behalf of Connells Point Public School P&C in the amount of $1,000.00.

  vii.        Application submitted by Sandy Grekas on behalf of Georges River Council in the amount of $1,500.00.

viii.        Application submitted by Colleen Symington on behalf of Georges River Council in the amount of $1,500.00.

   ix.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Oatley for Christmas Decorations in the amount of $4,861.80 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

    x.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at IGA South Hurstville (Public Art) in the amount of $7,638.20 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

   xi.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Moore Reserve in the amount of $24,000.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

  xii.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at McRae’s Reserve in the amount of $25,000.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

xiii.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Carss Park in the amount of $25,000.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

xiv.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Renown Park in the amount of $50,000.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

  xv.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Renown and Todd Park and The Green Kyle Bay in the amount of $18,000.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

xvi.        Application submitted by Councillor Grekas for minor capital works at Carss Park (Public Art) in the amount of $9,500.00 (Blakehurst Ward Fund).

xvii.        Application submitted by Councillor Katris for minor capital works at Parkside Drive Reserve in the amount of $35,000.00 (Kogarah Ward Fund).

xviii.        Application submitted by Councillor Katris for minor capital works at Parkside Drive Reserve – Charles Pirie Field in the amount of $30,000.00 (Kogarah Ward Fund).

xix.        Application submitted by Councillor Katris for minor capital works at Dover Park in the amount of $80,000.00 (Kogarah Ward Fund).

  xx.        Application submitted by Councillor Katris for minor capital works at Hogben Park in the amount of $25,000.00 (Kogarah Ward Fund).

xxi.        Application submitted by Deputy Mayor Hindi for minor capital works to purchase promotional flags in the amount of $30,000.00 (Mortdale Ward Fund).

xxii.        Application submitted by Deputy Mayor Hindi for minor capital works to purchase Christmas Tree and lighting in Penshurst and Mortdale in the amount of $9,723.60 (Mortdale Ward Fund).

xxiii.        Application submitted by Councillor Tegg for minor capital works to expand the footpaths at Peakhurst Public School and Penshurst Public School in the amount of $25,000.00 (Mortdale Ward Fund).

xxiv.        Application submitted by Councillor Tegg for minor capital works to install water refilling stations throughout the Mortdale Ward in the amount of $25,000.00 (Mortdale Ward Fund).

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       Unanimous

 


 

 Notices of Motion

 

NM089-19          Childcare Assistance for Families Experiencing Hardship within Georges River

(Report by Councillor Symington)

RESOLVED: Councillor Symington / Councillor Kastanias

That Council approve the provision of one free position in a Georges River Council childcare centre to families experiencing hardship within the Georges River Council local government area from February 2020.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

Note: Councillor Kastanias left the meeting at 9.40pm.

NM090-19          Environmental Initiatives and Programs Within Georges River Council Area

(Report by Councillor Grekas)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Grekas / Councillor Hindi

That Council officers be congratulated on the delivery of significant projects and programs to enhance the local environment and encourage recycling and waste minimisation since 2016 including:

                  i.        Carss Park Foreshore Naturalisation Project

                 ii.        Riverwood Wetlands Restoration Project

                iii.        Dover Park West Foreshore Restoration

                iv.        Dairy Creek Bank Stabilisation and Restoration Project

                 v.        Butler Reserve Rain Garden and Playground

                vi.        The Myles Dunphy Reserve Nature Boardwalk

              vii.        Stage 1 of the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement and Stormwater

             viii.        Harvesting Project

                ix.        ‘Retail your Rubbish’ program

                 x.        Bower Reuse Café

                xi.        Composting and worm farm workshops

              xii.        Eco body workshop

             xiii.        Bee conservation project

             xiv.        Hydro Panel project; and

              xv.        Activities for World Environment Day.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

 

NM091-19          Georges River Council Cultural Initiatives - Fringeville, Discovery Festival, Music at Twilight and the Georges River Art Prize

(Report by Councillor Grekas)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Grekas / Councillor Tegg

That Council acknowledges the success of the Georges River Council program of events in September and October 2019 including Fringeville, the Discovery Festival, Music at Twilight and the Georges River Art Prize and congratulates Council officers in their efforts to deliver these programs to the wider community.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

Note: Councillor Kastanias returned to the meeting at 9.46pm.

NM092-19          Congratulations to Local School Student - Dylan Antao

(Report by Councillor Liu)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Liu / Councillor Grekas

On 13 September 2019, The Hon. David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, and Federal member for Banks hosted an afternoon tea for the successful recipients of the Local Sporting Champions grants for Round 1, 2019/2020.  

·    Dylan Antao was proud to be one of the recipients.

On 18 November 2019, Mark Coure MP State member for Oatley, hosted the St George Community Awards, held at Club Central, Hurstville.

·    Dylan Antao was proudly presented with the Sporting Achievement Award. 

That Council congratulate the outstanding performance by local school student (Marist Catholic College Penshurst) Dylan Antao, who competed at the ‘2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships’ and acknowledge his achievements with the receipt of the above two accolades.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM093-19          Establishment of Additional Graffiti Removal Sites

(Report by Councillor Grekas)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Grekas / Councillor Landsberry

That, following the success of the mural works at Carss Park, which was unveiled as part of Council’s National Graffiti Day on 27 October 2019, the General Manager write to all local State Members of Parliament seeking their support for Council to gain access to State owned property within the Georges River Local Government Area, with a view to establishing additional mural walls in appropriate locations.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:     Unanimous

 

NM094-19          Establishment of Paper and Recycling Stations in Industrial and Commercial Centres in Georges River Area

(Report by Councillor Kastanias)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Kastanias/ Councillor Liu

(a)       That the General Manager prepare a report regarding the installation and/or creation of user-pays Paper Recycling Stations to dispose of paper and cardboard in aid of recycling and sustainability for industrial/commercial estates.

(b)       That Council prepares educational material and writes to businesses in industrial estates and centres within the Local Government Area identifying the benefits of recycling and encouraging them to consider entering an agreement with a paper cardboard recycling company to maximise their recycling.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM095-19          Installation of Solar Lights and CCTV at Oatley Park and Playground

(Report by Councillor Kastanias)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Kastanias / Councillor Symington

(a)     That in the prevention of vandalism blitz in Oatley and the preservation / protection of Oatley Playground/Park that Council installs solar lights with cameras to identify vandal/ vandalism; and

(b)     That the General Manager writes to David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks to apply for Stronger Community Grants for solar lights with cameras.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

 

 

 

NM096-19          Donation for NSW Drought Relief and Support for NSW Regional Tourism

(Report by Councillor Liu)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Liu / Councillor Kastanias

(a)     That Council donate $10,000 to the Country Women’s Association of NSW Disaster Relief Fund in support of the NSW drought effort;

(b)     That, to support communities and the economy in regional NSW, Council writes to the NSW Minister for Tourism to encourage greater support for regional tourism; and

(c)     That Council note that this donation is consistent with the recent Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils’ (SSROC) commitment to provide support and financial aid to drought affected rural communities throughout NSW.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM097-19          Future Provision of Meeting Spaces in New Buildings and Facilities

(Report by Councillor Elmir)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Elmir / Councillor Konjarski

That following the recent adoption of the Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019 - 2036 (and acknowledging the identified need for increased community space in the Georges River Council local government area), Council endorse the inclusion of additional meeting spaces where appropriate, when designing or renovating new amenities buildings and facilities to strategically align with the community’s need for meeting spaces, maker spaces and creative hubs.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM098-19          NSW Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

(Report by Councillor Elmir)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Elmir / Councillor Liu

That Council donate $10,000 towards the NSW Red Cross Bushfire Appeal from the 2019/2020 Donations budget to support specialist emergency volunteers to provide psychological first aid, and to fund evacuation centres and related Red Cross activities.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM099-19          Domestic Violence and Mental Health Banner Campaign

(Report by Councillor Hindi)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Hindi / Councillor Symington

(a)     That Council run a campaign in December 2019 and January 2020 to raise awareness about mental health and domestic violence around Christmas time, utilising Council’s media channels and Council’s existing promotional banner system.

(b)     That Council expand the number and locations of the promotional banner system in the Mortdale Ward to improve the distribution of signage infrastructure for community campaigns.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM100-19          Construction of New Sports Amenities Building and Sportsfield Lighting at Georges River College Campus, Oatley

(Report by Councillor Kastanias)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Kastanias / Councillor Badalati

(a)     That the General Manager writes to the Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure MP regarding funding for the construction of a multi-functional amenity building and sporting campus and upgrade the existing dilapidated sporting field within the Georges River College Senior Oatley Campus with improved lighting at the proposed site so that this underutilised resource can be used by various sporting and community groups, and  further;

(b)     That Council refer this matter to the Joint Use Project Advisory Group set up by Council and the Department of Education to explore the options of joint use project opportunities for the optimisation of community benefits and obtaining mutual beneficial outcomes for various parties at Georges River College Oatley Senior Campus.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

Note:          Councillor Elmir left the meeting at 10.09pm

NM101-19          Establishment of a 'Zero Litter To Georges River 2030' Target

(Report by Councillor Hindi)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Hindi / Councillor Agius

That the General Manager prepare a report that explores mechanisms and approaches that can be implemented to establish a target of zero litter entering the Georges River by 2030.  The report is to address:

·        Existing catchment wide mechanisms and initiatives that result in a reduction of litter entering the river

·        Council’s existing policies and programs relating to waste management – including education programs on littering and healthy waterways

·        The location and effectiveness of infrastructure such as gross pollutant traps on reducing litter entering the river

·        Additional mechanisms/approaches/programs that could be implemented to reduce litter entering the river

·        Funding requirements and potential sources of funding to implement any proposed mechanisms, approaches or programs that may be identified.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM102-19          Council Endorsement of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 2017

(Report by Councillor Tegg)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Tegg / Councillor Katris

(a)     That Council endorses the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) Cities Appeal noting that Georges River Council is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world.

(b)     That Council firmly believes that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat.  Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment. 

(c)     That Council writes to the Prime Minister of Australia and the Minister for Foreign Affairs to inform them that Council has endorsed the ICAN Cities Appeal and now calls for the Australian government to sign and ratify the Treaty on behalf of the Australian people.

(d)     That Council issues a media release announcing Council’s endorsement of the ICAN Cities Appeal.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

NM103-19          Provision of Christmas Decorations in the Mortdale Ward

(Report by Councillor Hindi)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Hindi / Councillor Konjarski

That Council purchase and install Christmas trees in the Mortdale and Penshurst town centres.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:     Unanimous

Note:          Councillor Elmir returned to the meeting at 10.19pm.

NM104-19          Adult Learn to Swim and Water Safety Programs for Residents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

(Report by Councillor Konjarski)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Konjarski / Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That the General Manager prepare a report to Council regarding the implementation of adult learn to swim and water safety programs in the Georges River Council local government area which target recent residents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds such as the Nepalese community.

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

i.       The existing adult learn to swim and water safety programs available in the Georges River Council local government area;

ii.      The cultural and financial barriers to current participation in learn to swim and water safety programs for recent residents from CALD backgrounds;

iii.     The potential benefits of implementing this program for recent residents; and

iv.     Potential funding sources and partnerships for this program.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 


 

Questions with Notice

 

QWN017-19      NSW Government - Commencement of Level 1 Water Restrictions in Georges River - Update on Community Education Campaign

(Report by Councillor Liu)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Liu / Councillor Hindi

That the information be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

QWN018-19      Proposed Changes to Georges River Rates - Feedback from Residents

(Report by Councillor Grekas)

RESOLVED:     Councillor Grekas / Councillor Landsberry

(a)    That in order to reduce costs, Councillors:

             i.          Reduce the budget for expenditure on alcohol by 50%;

            ii.          Eliminate all expenditure on cheese platters; and

           iii.          Only provide hot meals before Council meetings, and provide sandwiches or other light refreshments before Councillor briefings and Committee meetings.

(b)    That the General Manager prepare a report as part of the draft 2020/21 budget process identifying areas of further savings in the Mayor and Councillors Expenses and Facilities Policy.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  The Mayor, Councillor Greene and Councillor Agius, Councillor Elmir, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Hindi, Councillor Kastanias, Councillor Katris, Councillor Konjarski, Councillor Landsberry, Councillor Liu, Councillor Payor, Councillor Symington and Councillor Tegg

 

Against the Motion: Councillor Badalati

 

On being put to the meeting, the voting on the Motion was thirteen (13) votes FOR and one (1) vote AGAINST. The Motion was CARRIED.

Consideration of Business in Closed Session

 

At this stage of the meeting, time being 10.42pm, the Mayor advised that the meeting would move into a Committee of the Whole to allow consideration of a matter in Closed Session in accordance with Section 10A of The Local Government Act 1993. Accordingly, members of the press and public are excluded from the closed session and access to the correspondence relating to the item considered during the course of the closed session will be withheld.

This action was taken to allow discussion of the following items:

 

FIN078-19         Property Matter - Proposed Sale of Vacant Land - 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville

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.

 

The Mayor asked the General Manager if any representations had been received from the public that the item should not be discussed in closed session.

The General Manager replied that no representations had been received to the item in closed session.

The Mayor asked if there were any members of the public gallery who would like to speak on the reasons Council proposes to consider the items in Closed Session.

There were none.

 

RESOLVED:     Councillor Landsberry / Councillor Tegg

That the meeting move into Closed Session, time being 10.44pm.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

Consideration of Confidential Recommendations

 

FIN078-19         Property Matter - Proposed Sale of Vacant Land - 582 Railway Parade,         Hurstville

RECOMMENDATION:     Councillor Tegg / Councillor Katris

(a)     That Council negotiate the sale of the vacant parcel of land at 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville, being Lot 100 in Deposited Plan 880038, with the owner of the adjoining properties at 3-5 West Street, Hurstville, providing the price negotiated is at least the same as or in excess of the higher amount specified in the attached confidential sales advice.

(b)     That Council authorise the General Manager to execute the Contract for Sale, Transfer Document and all other associated documentation to effect the sale of Lot 100 in Deposited Plan 880038 at 582 Railway Parade, Hurstville to the owner of the adjoining property at 3-5 West Street, Hurstville. 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:       The Mayor, Councillor Greene, Councillor Agius, Councillor Elmir, Councillor Grekas, Councillor Kastanias, Councillor Katris, Councillor Konjarski, Councillor Landsberry, Councillor Liu, Councillor Payor, Councillor Symington, and Councillor Tegg.

Against the Motion: Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

 

Open Council

RESOLVED:      Councillor Agius / Councillor Konjarski

That the meeting revert to Open Council, time being 11.08pm and the Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole be displayed on the screens.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

Consideration of Recommendation from Closed Session

RESOLVED:     Councillor Agius / Councillor Konjarski

That the recommendation of the Closed Session be received and noted as resolution without any alteration or amendment thereto.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:      Unanimous

 

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 11.09pm

 

Chairperson