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Thursday, 22 December 2016


Council Members

Administrator, Mr John Rayner 

Council Staff

General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly

Director Environment and Planning, Ms Meryl Bishop

Director Transformation and Change, Ms Marissa Racomelara

Manager Environmental Services, Ms Fiona Stock

Internal Auditor, Mr Tony Gearon

Executive Services Officer, Ms Sina Camilleri



Mr Carl Millington, Auditor, Pitcher Partners



The Administrator, Mr J Rayner opened the meeting at 5.01pm.


There were no apologies.

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Administrator acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people.


Environment and Planning

CCL135-16       Extension of Waste Collection Contract

(Report by Manager Environmental Services, Fiona Stock)

Minute No. 221

The Administrator moved and declared carried:


(a)     That Council approve the extension of the current waste collection contract  with Suez Environmental Service for 5 years from February 2018 (until 2 February 2023), as per Australian Consumer Competition Commission approval dated 14 September 2016 Authorisation Number (A91530).

(b)     That the General Manager be given delegated authority to sign the extension of the waste collection contract with Suez Environmental Service.






The Administrator, Mr John Rayner invited Mr Carl Millington from Pitcher Partners to address the Council.


Mr Millington provided a copy of his presentation to be tabled at the meeting and addressed the Council on the Auditor’s reports for the former Hurstville City Council and Kogarah City Council Financial Statements for the year ended 12 May 2016.


The Administrator then moved and declared carried both items CCL136-16 and CCL137-16 concurrently.

Finance and Governance

CCL136-16       Audited Financial Statements for Former Hurstville City Council for the Year Ended 12 May 2016 

(Report by Chief Financial Officer, Tino Caltabiano)

Minute No. 222

The Administrator moved and declared carried:


(a)     That in accordance with Section 419 (1) of the Local Government Act 1993, the audited Financial Statements and the Auditors’ Report for 2015/2016 are hereby received and noted.


(b)     That a report to Council be presented to a subsequent Council Meeting detailing any submissions received in respect of Council’s audited Financial Statements, if applicable.


(c)     That the Auditor, Mr Carl Millington of Pitcher Partners be thanked for his presentation.  



CCL137-16       Public presentation of the former Kogarah City Council's Financial Statements and Auditor's Reports for the period ending 12 May 2016.

(Report by Chief Financial Officer, John Maunder)

Minute No. 223

The Administrator moved and declared carried:

(a)     That any written submissions with respect to Council’s General Purpose Financial Statements or Auditor’s Reports for the reporting period 1 July 2015 to 12 May 2016 be referred to Council’s auditor in accordance with section 420 of the Local Government Act (NSW) 1993.

(b)     That the appropriate action be taken with respect to any submissions received, including the giving of notice to the Director-General of the Office of Local Government of any matter that would require amendment to Council's General Purpose Financial Statements for the reporting period 1 July 2015 to 12 May 2016.





The Meeting was closed at 5.14pm      






Minutes confirmed Monday, 6 February 2017.