AGENDA


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 25 November 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 - 28 October 2019 (17/396)

Minutes Council Meeting - Monday, 28 October 2019

10.    Mayoral Minute

MM025-19         Councillors' Christmas Appeal

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 5

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

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 6

MM027-19         No Domestic Violence Campaign Walk

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 7

MM028-19         NSW Grafitti Removal Day Awards

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 8  

11.    Condolences

12.    Committee Reports

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

(Report by Executive Services Officer)....................................................................... 9

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

(Report by Executive Services Officer).................................................................... 20

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

(Report by Executive Services Officer).................................................................... 28

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

(Report by Executive Services Officer).................................................................... 34

13.    Environment and Planning

Nil

14.    Finance and Governance

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

(Report by Integrated Planning and Reporting Officer)........................................ 42

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

(Report by Manager, Office of the General Manager)........................................... 44

15.    Assets and Infrastructure

Nil

16.    Community and Culture

Nil

17.    Notices of Rescission

Nil

18.    Notices of Motion

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

(Report by Councillor Symington)............................................................................ 62

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

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................... 63

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

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................... 64

NM092-19          Congratulations to Local School Student - Dylan Antao

(Report by Councillor Liu).......................................................................................... 65

NM093-19          Establishment of Additional Grafitti Removal Sites

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................... 66

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

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 67

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

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 68

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

(Report by Councillor Liu).......................................................................................... 69

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

(Report by Councillor Elmir)....................................................................................... 70

NM098-19          NSW Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

(Report by Councillor Elmir)....................................................................................... 71

NM099-19          Domestic Violence and Mental Health Banner Campaign

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 72

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

(Report by Councillor Kastanias).............................................................................. 73

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

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 74

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

(Report by Councillor Tegg)....................................................................................... 75

NM103-19          Provision of Christmas Decorations in the Mortdale Ward

(Report by Councillor Hindi)...................................................................................... 76

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

(Report by Councillor Konjarski)............................................................................... 77

19.    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).......................................................................................... 78

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

(Report by Councillor Grekas)................................................................................... 79   

 

 


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Mayoral Minute

Item:          MM025-19          Councillors' Christmas Appeal

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

BACKGROUND

For many of us, Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends. However, this is not the case for every family.

 

As we reflect on many families’ experience of this festive season, I call on our community to spread Christmas cheer by donating to those less fortunate within our community.

 

Council will facilitate Gift Giving Trees at Georges River Civic Centre, as well as Hurstville and Kogarah Libraries and Service Centres. Gift donations will also be accepted at South Hurstville, Penshurst and Oatley Libraries.

 

I have liaised with the General Manager and she is supportive of Council staff facilitating this worthwhile charitable program, given that the initiative requires minimal coordination but has significant community benefit.

 

Unwrapped and unused children’s gifts and supermarket gift vouchers will be received at these locations between Tuesday 26 November and Friday 20 December 2019, after which these gifts will be provided to The Salvation Army to distribute to local families in need.

 

The Salvation Army helps thousands of Australian families in need through their annual Christmas appeal, and are grateful for the support of the community to assist those battling tough times this Christmas.

 

 

MOTION:

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

 

 

 

  


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

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

Last Friday, 22 November, Council held its Annual Wayne Riley Legends Pro Am, sponsored by our local Registered Clubs.  Councillors will recall its earlier decision to donate funds raised at this event to the St George Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF).

The event was again an enormous success with just on $20,000 raised on the day. The participating professionals were very complementary on the organisation of the day and the presentation of the course by Course Superintendent, Barry Sullivan and his team, particularly after the difficult weather conditions.  Brad Burns who is currently second on the PGA Order of Merit won the day with a score of 5 under 65.

As well as our Registered Clubs we receive the generous support of many local businesses, some of whom have been sponsoring this and the Council Charity Day since its inception nearing 20 years ago.  We also appreciate the efforts of Hurstville Golf Club, team organisers and our Course Managers, BlueFit, particularly Course Professional, Stewart Hardiman.

This year Lugarno Lions provided event support for both the morning and afternoon fields. When I arrived to set up at 5.40am the Lions were not far behind and they ensured players received quality food and refreshment throughout the day. Reg Walker did a wonderful job co-ordinating the Lions crew and we had everything packed away by 8.00pm. A long but very rewarding day. I also note the efforts of my wife, Frances and Camille Philips with the catering and Jacquie Stratford and Tracie Junghams from SSMRF with the raffle sales.

 

 

 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

 

  


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Item:          MM027-19          No Domestic Violence Campaign Walk

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

Background

 

On Friday 22 November 2019, Georges River Council held its Say No To Domestic Violence Campaign Walk with participants including local schools, businesses, community groups, members of NSW Police and Georges River Councillors. Kirsten Walsh was the MC for the day.

 

Also in attendance were local politicians including The Hon.Linda Burney MP, Mr Chris Minns MP and Mr Stephen Kamper MP.

 

Georges River Council encouraged schools, businesses, clubs and sporting groups to lend their support and they turned out in force, with approximately 1000 in attendance.

 

Wearing caps and pins, participants walked from Kogarah Park and into the heart of Kogarah to the Town Square.

 

After the walk concluded, the official part of the day commenced with Deputy Mayor Councillor Con Hindi speaking about the effects domestic violence has within the local area and the need for the local community to come together to create change.

 

Acting Superintendent Paul Callaghan addressed the crowd, highlighting the impact Domestic Violence has on families and the broader community. Sadly he noted that within our own area, Domestic Violence continues to be a very serious issue, We must all work to raise awareness of the problem and act now.

 

The success of the day was due to the exceptional contribution by the wider community and an outstanding effort by Council staff to organise such a massive event. Staff worked tirelessly to organise this event, which ran beautifully on the day.

 

I would like to thank staff for their commitment to ensuring the successful outcome that we witnessed last Friday and helping to raise awareness of such an important issue. I would like to thank the St George Sutherland Shire Leader newspaper for their excellent news coverage of the event.

 

 

MOTION:

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

 

 

  


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Item:          MM028-19          NSW Grafitti Removal Day Awards

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

Last Wednesday night I attended an Award Event Ceremony that was held at NSW Parliament House to recognise outstanding achievements of those that participated in this years’ Graffiti Removal Day.  I am pleased to say that Georges River Council took out two of the top awards for Best Contribution by a Council and Best Mural.  This year, Graffiti Removal Day was held on 27 October 2019 and included the involvement of 53 Councils across NSW and over 3000 individual volunteers.

Members of the Georges River Council team who were involved in the planning and execution of the mural were also in attendance, Operations Leader, David Cologon and Operations Specialist, Matt Bramston.  Georgina O’Neill, Business Operations Projects Officer could not make the event however was the project manager.

These prestigious awards are testimony to the skills of our staff.

Georges River Council were acknowledged for the high level of participation that the mural attracted from within the local community, with over 500 students from Blakehurst Public School and St Joseph’s Catholic School, along with 75 children from Council’s Child Care Centres involved in the creation of the mural by creating individual art tiles that formed part of the overall mural.  The mural was completed on the day, with a further 40 individual tiles painted by local children and volunteers, as well as the creation of a native garden in front of the amenities block designed to transform the entire site into a beautiful space for the community.  

 

 

 

MOTION:

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

 

 

    


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Committee Reports

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

Author:              Executive Services Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Committee recommendations for Items ENV039-19 to ENV044-19 as detailed below be adopted by Council.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Due to a lack of quorum, this Item was not considered.  This matter is AT LARGE.

 

Officer’s Recommendation

(a)     That Council endorse the Planning Proposal (PP2019/0004) for the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 to be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(b)     That Council provide delegation to the Director Environment and Planning to approve any minor modifications to correct any numerical, typographical, mapping, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, to improve clarity and readability.

(c)     That the Planning Proposal be placed on formal public exhibition in accordance with the conditions of any Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

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

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

(b)     That Council endorse a net zero emissions target for Council operations by 2027 through establishing a framework to continue to reduce carbon emissions based on current identified mitigation initiatives and innovative technology.

 

 

 

 

 

File Reference

D19/275911

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Environment and Planning Standing Committee - 11 November 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 November 2019

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

[Appendix 1]          Minutes - Environment and Planning Standing Committee - 11 November 2019

 

 

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

Author:              Executive Services Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation;

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

 

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.

 

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

(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 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. 

 

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.

 

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

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

 

 

 

File Reference

D19/278129

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Finance and Governance Standing Committee Meeting - 11 November 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 November 2019

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

[Appendix 1]          Minutes - Finance and Governance Standing Committee Meeting - 11 November 2019

 

 

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

Author:              Executive Services Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Committee recommendations for Items ASS035-19 to ASS038-19 as detailed below be adopted by Council

 

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.

 

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

(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 at all times, the current Kogarah War Memorial Pool site be considered as the priority location for the third aquatic facility in the local government area. 

 

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.

 

 

File Reference

D19/278390

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - 11 November 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 November 2019

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

[Appendix 1]          Minutes - Assets and Infrastructure Standing Committee Meeting - 11 November 2019

 

 

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

Author:              Executive Services Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation;

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.

 

 

File Reference

D19/278449

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes - Community and Culture Standing Committee - 11 November 2019

 


Georges River Council - Ordinary Meeting - Monday, 25 November 2019

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

[Appendix 1]          Minutes - Community and Culture Standing Committee - 11 November 2019

 

 

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Environment and Planning


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Finance and Governance

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

Author:              Integrated Planning and Reporting Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Finance and Governance

 

 

 

Recommendation

(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. 

 

Executive Summary

1.      The NSW Local Government Act 1993 requires councils provide an Annual Report to its community by the 30 November and submit a copy to the Minister for Local Government.

2.      The Georges River Council Draft Annual Report 2018/2019 documents achievements for the year, including progress with implementation of initiatives, financial performance and other information that Council is required to disclose.

Background

3.      The Georges River Council Draft Annual Report 2018/2019 has been completed to meet the statutory requirements and reporting responsibilities under Section 428 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and in compliance with various other legislation and reporting guidelines.

 

4.      A copy of the draft Annual Report will be distributed under Separate Cover.

 

5.      Under Section 428 Council is required to submit an Annual Report detailing its activities to the community and to the Minister for Local Government (via the Office of Local Government) by 30 November each year.

 

6.      Normally, Council would be required to report progress against its 4 year Delivery Program, as a newly amalgamated Council the Delivery Program was not in place until 30 June 2018.

 

7.      The 2018/2019 Annual Report reports against Council’s Delivery Program 2018/2019 to 2020/2021 and Operational Plan 2018/2019.

 

8.      The Draft Annual Report 2018/2019 provides information about the Georges River Area, the Community, Council operations, progress with the amalgamation, achievements, financial performance and various statutory details.

 

9.      The Draft Annual Report seeks to give readers an understanding of the Council’s performance across its many services during 2018/2019 and the significant effort put into making the Georges River Council a successful new local government entity.

 

10.    An electronic version will be submitted to the Minister for Local Government via the Office of Local Government and will be accessible to the community from the Georges River Council website.

 

Financial Implications

11.    No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

12.       The Enterprise Risk Management Strategy contains relevant actions in regards to the provision of an open, accessible, transparent decision making and meeting process and legislative compliance. The consideration of this report ensures that members of the community are informed in regards to compliance by Council with statutory obligations.  

 

Community Consultation

13.    Members of the community are able to attend and address Council meetings in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

 

 

File Reference

D17/213076

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Preliminary Draft - Annual Report 2018-19 - published in separate document

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 60

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

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 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).

xxv.      Application submitted by Councillor Tegg for minor capital works to plant street trees throughout the Mortdale Ward in the amount of $15,000.00 (Mortdale 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.


 

 

CWF50/19-20

Councillor Nancy Liu

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Chinese New Year and Opera Performance 2020

Applicant’s Details

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc.

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

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

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to The Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc. Research 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

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc. is a community based locally managed community centre committed to identifying and responding to emerging needs in the local community. We have special consideration for the socially economically, physically and linguistically disadvantaged.

As a not for profit organisation funded by a range of government agencies they hold no affiliation with either political parties of religious organisations and we provide our services in a non-discriminatory manner.

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.

 

CWF51/19-20

Councillor Nancy Liu

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Funding for materials / equipment

Applicant’s Details

Australian Calligraphers Association

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

Declaration of

Conflict of Interest

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

Eligibility Criteria

The provision of funds to Australian Calligraphers Association 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

Founded in 1980, the Australian Society of Calligraphers is an active not for profit incorporated association helping lettering artists of all skill levels to promote and encourage calligraphy, hand lettering, paper making and other related crafts.

INCY0929114

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.

 

CWF52/19-20

Councillor Rita Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contribution towards new tents and protective covers

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Lions Club

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

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 to Lugarno Lions Club 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.

 

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.

 

CWF53/19-20

Councillor Rita Kastanias

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Support towards hosting a free BBQ

Applicant’s Details

St George Junior Dragontag

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,000.00

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 to St George Junior Dragontag 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 George Junior Dragontag (known as Dragontag) in the St George area is affiliated with Australian Oztag Sports.

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.

 

CWF54/19-20

Mayor Kevin Greene

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Supporting Charitable events

Applicant’s Details

Lugarno Lions Club

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 Lugarno Lions Club 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.

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.

 

CWF55/19-20

Councillor Sandy Grekas

Classification of

Application

Community Group

Reason for Request

Contribution towards supporting sustainability project

Applicant’s Details

Connells Point Public School P&C

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,000.00

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 Connells Point Public School P&C 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

Connells Point Public School P&C Association provides opportunity to be part of a community that is informed and contributes to educational matters at Connells Point Public School. They organise fundraising events, manage the canteen and the uniform shop and work on special projects in collaboration with the school and much more.

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.

 

CWF56/19-20

Councillor Sandy Grekas

Classification of

Application

Council

Reason for Request

Support the Inaugural Female Leadership Workshop

Applicant’s Details

Georges River Council

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

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 Georges River Council 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.

Council

FIN067-19 Meeting September 2019

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.

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.

 

CWF57/19-20

Councillor Colleen Symington

Classification of

Application

Council

Reason for Request

Support the Inaugural Female Leadership Workshop

Applicant’s Details

Georges River Council

Amount of Funds

Requested

$1,500.00

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 Georges River Council 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.

Group

FIN067-19 Meeting September 2019

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.

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.

 

Minor Capital Works Applications

 

CWF58/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Purchase of Christmas decorations for community space Oatley

Amount of Funds Requested

$4,861.80

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF59/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

IGA South Hurstville – Public Art

Amount of Funds Requested

$7,638.20

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

 

CWF60/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Moore Reserve – Upgrade leash free area with seat shelter and dog bubbler station

Amount of Funds Requested

$24,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF61/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

McRae’s Reserve– New Picnic Table and Shelter

Amount of Funds Requested

$25,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF62/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Carss Park – New picnic area and shelter

Amount of Funds Requested

$25,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF63/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Renown Park – Footpath to amenities block and disabled parking

Amount of Funds Requested

$50,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF64/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Renown Park, Todd Park and The Green Kyle Bay 

Replace bubbler with water station

Amount of Funds Requested

$18,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF65/19-20

Councillor Grekas

Supported by Councillors Landsberry and Elmir

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Carss Park – Public Art

Amount of Funds Requested

$9,500.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Grekas 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.

 

CWF66/19-20

Councillor Katris

Supported by Councillor Agius

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Park Drive Reserve – Installation of park furniture / water fountain with bottle refill station

Amount of Funds Requested

$35,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Katris 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.

 

CWF67/19-20

Councillor Katris

Supported by Councillor Agius

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Park Drive Reserve – Charles Pirie Field

Accessible BBQ with Shelter Kogarah Bay Parkside Drive

 

Amount of Funds Requested

$30,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Katris 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.

 

CWF68/19-20

Councillor Katris

Supported by Councillor Agius

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Dover Park East –  Gangway extension

Amount of Funds Requested

$80,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Katris 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.

 

CWF69/19-20

Councillor Katris

Supported by Councillor Agius

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Hogben Park –  Installation of Gym Equipment

 

Amount of Funds Requested

$25.000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Katris 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.

 

CWF70/19-20

Deputy Mayor Hindi

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Purchase of promotional flags to raise awareness about mental health and domestic violence

Amount of Funds Requested

$30.000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Deputy Mayor Hindi 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.

 

CWF71/19-20

Deputy Mayor Hindi

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Purchase of solid tree with lights & UV stable in Penshurst and Mortdale

Amount of Funds Requested

$9,723.60

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Deputy Mayor Hindi 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.

 

CWF72/19-20

Councillor Tegg

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Footpath Expansion Works – Peakhurst Public School and Penshurst Public School

Amount of Funds Requested

$25,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Tegg 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.

 

CWF73/19-20

Councillor Tegg

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Water Refilling Stations within Mortdale Ward

Amount of Funds Requested

$25,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Tegg 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.

 

CWF74/19-20

Councillor Tegg

Classification of Application

Minor Capital Works

Name of project/purpose of funding

Street Tree Planting – Mortdale Ward

Amount of Funds Requested

$15,000.00

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

Councillor Tegg 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.

 


 

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

$3,600.00

$6,400.00

Councillor Agius

$300.00

$9,700.00

Councillor Badalati

$3,000.00

$7,000.00

Councillor Elmir

$3,300.00

$6,700.00

Councillor Grekas

$6,050.00

$3,950.00

Deputy Mayor Hindi

$1,000.00

$9,000.00

Councillor Katris

$1,300.00

$8,700.00

Councillor Kastanias

$5,200.00

$4,800.00

Councillor Konjarski

$1,800.00

$8,200.00

Councillor Landsberry

$3,540.00

$6,460.00

Councillor Liu

$5,500.00

$4,500.00

Councillor Payor

$3,300.00

$6,700.00

Councillor Symington

$4,200.00

$5,800.00

Councillor Tegg

$2,000.00

$8,000.00

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

$170,000.00

NIL

Hurstville Ward

$170,000.00

NIL

Kogarah Ward

$170,000.00

NIL

Mortdale Ward

$166,223.60

$3,776.40

Peakhurst Ward

$170,000.00

NIL

 

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

D19/268313

 

 

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 61

Assets and Infrastructure

Community and Culture

Notices of Rescission


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 62

Notices of Motion

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

Councillor:       Councillor Symington 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

Currently there are a small number of vacancies in some of Council’s six early learning centres. If approved, the free childcare placement would be allocated from a current vacancy in the Children’s Services portfolio from February 2020.

 

Offering a position to a family experiencing hardship is consistent with the Georges River Council Community Strategic Plan objective 5.4 to provide accessible facilities and services to a diverse community. This initiative is also consistent with the Children’s Services Strategic Plan objective 2: developing strong relationships with local agencies to provide positive outcomes for children.

 

In accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council may “contribute money or otherwise grant financial assistance to persons for the purpose of exercising its function”. If Council resolves to provide this assistance to the community, the draft Georges River Council Debt Management and Hardship Policy will be amended to reflect this change, prior to adoption in December 2019.

 

A review of the initiative will be undertaken annually as part of the budget process to confirm the ongoing community benefit of the initiative.

 

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, the loss of income is estimated to be between $83 and $110 per day, dependent on the childcare centre and the level of subsidy applied by the Australian Government Department of Education. The 2018/19 average subsidy across Children’s Services was 53.3%. The estimated annual cost of a placement with an average of three (3) days per week is between $6,000 and $7,500.

 

 

File Reference

D19/217181

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 63

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

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

 

MOTION:

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 Harvesting Project

viii.     ‘Retail your Rubbish’ program

ix.  Bower Reuse Café

x.   Composting and worm farm workshops

xi.  Eco body workshop

xii. Bee conservation project

xiii.     Hydro Panel project; and

xiv.     Activities for World Environment Day.

 

 

 

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING COMMENT

The work undertaken across Council continues to support the development and implementation of programs and capital works that reinforce the environmental focus of Pillar 1 – A Protected environment and green open spaces and Pillar 3 Active and accessible places and spaces of Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2018 - 2028.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

FILE REFERENCE

D19/250079

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 64

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

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

 

DirectoR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

Fringeville, Discovery Festival, Music at Twilight and the Georges River Art Prize align with Pillar 5 of the Georges River Community Strategic Plan 2028 to create and support events that celebrate community and cultural identity and benefit the local economy.

 

Financial Implications

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

File Reference

D19/250119

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 65

Item:          NM092-19          Congratulations to Local School Student - Dylan Antao

Councillor:       Councillor Liu 

 

MOTION:

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 Youth Leadership 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.

 

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

Council support of local sporting teams and individuals is consistent with Pillars 1, 3 and 5 of Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2018/2028.

 

Financial Implications

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

File Reference

D19/236423

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 66

Item:          NM093-19          Establishment of Additional Grafitti Removal Sites

Councillor:       Councillor Grekas 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

 

Director ASSETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE Comment

This Motion is consistent with Council’s long term policy of reducing and preventing ongoing illegal graffiti within the Georges River Council Local Government Area.

Council’s 2019 mural work has been recognised at a State level, with staff being presented with an Award at Parliament House on 20 November 2019.

Additional mural works would be consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, in particular, Pillars 1, 3 and 5.

 

 

Financial Implications

Council allocates approximately $200,000 per year towards graffiti removal and prevention, which includes funding for Council’s National Graffiti Day initiatives.

Additional funding may be required should approval be given for Council to access State owned infrastructure for the purposes of large scale or additional mural works.

 

 

File Reference

D19/256504

 

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 67

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

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION:

(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.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING COMMENT

This action is consistent with Council’s Community Strategic Plan Pillar 1 A Protected Environment and Green Open Spaces Goal 1.1 - Council’s environmentally sustainable practices inspire everyone to protect and nurture the natural environment.

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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

 

File Reference

D19/257619

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 68

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

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

MOTION:

(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 seek funding for solar lights with cameras.

 

 

 

DIRECTOR CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMENT

The installation of CCTV and solar lighting is consistent with pillars 2 and 5 of Georges River Council Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028, namely, that Council supports initiatives that improve public safety and accessibility in the local government area.

The installation of CCTV and related lighting at Oatley Park Adventure Playground will be reviewed and considered as part of the development of the Community Safety Plan which will identify Council’s role in improving safety in the Georges River area. The Community Safety Plan is currently in development.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Additional non-budgeted funds of approximately $53,000 will be required to fund this recommendation in 2019/20. This consists of $25,000 for CCTV and $28,000 for lighting.

 

FILE REFERENCE

D19/259019

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 69

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

Councillor:       Councillor Liu 

 

MOTION:

(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.

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

The Notice of Motion is consistent with the recent resolution of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) in relation to the provision of support and financial aid to the struggling rural communities throughout NSW.  At the November 2019 SSROC meeting, it was resolved that each SSROC council be requested to make a donation of $10,000 to support communities impacted by the drought in NSW.

It is noted that the Country Women’s Association of NSW is an Incorporated Entity and the associated Disaster Relief Fund has deductible gift recipient status.

The donation is in accordance with Council’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy 2018. 

 

 

Financial Implications

The total donation request for Council’s approval is $10,000. The approved 2019/20 budget for donations to the community is $50,000. The current remaining budget (exclusive of this request) is $39,900.

 

 

File Reference

D19/262792

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 70

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

Councillor:       Councillor Elmir 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

Director INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS Comment

The Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy and Create Georges River Cultural Strategy have identified the need for additional community spaces within key areas across the local government area. Further research will be conducted with local community groups to assess the level of need for additional community spaces through a Cultural Needs Assessment of the local area.  

In the event that this Notice of Motion is approved, and where asset replacement priorities and the community need for a multipurpose space align at a specific location, staff will assess the site and determine whether it is suitable for the extended structure and whether financial resources, including grant funding are available for the construction. If resources can be secured, the project will be included in the draft 2020/21 budget.

 

Financial Implications

A community meeting room of 50m2 in area is estimated to cost $140,000 based on current rates. Therefore, should Council resolve to include community meeting rooms in the construction of future buildings or facilities, the financial implications will be assessed and included as part of future budget processes.

 

File Reference

D19/263600

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 71

Item:          NM098-19          NSW Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

Councillor:       Councillor Elmir 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

The donation is in accordance with Council’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy 2018.  It is noted that the Red Cross is a registered charity.

 

Financial Implications

The total donation request for Council’s approval is $10,000. The approved 2019/20 budget for donations is $50,000. The current remaining budget as at the end of October 2019 is $39,900.

 

File Reference

D19/271436

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 72

Item:          NM099-19          Domestic Violence and Mental Health Banner Campaign

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

(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.

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

Since proclamation Georges River Council has consistently supported initiatives to eliminate domestic violence including Council’s support for White Ribbon Walks since November 2017 and Council’s ongoing commitment to ‘No Domestic Violence’ and support for like-minded charitable organisations.

 

Financial Implications

Additional non-budgeted funds of approximately $30,000 will be required to fund this recommendation in 2019/20.

The cost per banner is between $85 - $120 (excl GST). The Bannerconda system is $1,145 (excl GST) per pole and the ‘Brander-conda’ system is $2,725 (excl GST) per pole.

Potential funding sources include the Councillors’ Discretionary Ward Fund (Mortdale Minor Capital Works Fund).

 

 

File Reference

D19/271667

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 73

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

Councillor:       Councillor Kastanias 

 

 MOTION:

(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.

 

 

 

Director ASSET AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMment

The joint use of infrastructure and assets is consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Council and the Department of Education, in order to optimise the use of assets for the community.

This Motion is consistent with Pillar 3 of Council’s Community Strategic Plan – ‘Active and Accessible Places and Spaces’.

 

Financial Implications

Nil financial impact/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

File Reference

D19/275255

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 74

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

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

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.

 

 

 

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING COMMENT

Council is a member of the Georges River Keeper organisation.  The member councils are involved in litter reduction programs including the Catchment Actions Program which removes rubbish from lands surrounding the river and its tributaries, preventing the rubbish from being transported to downstream waterways.

The motion is consistent with:

·    Local Strategic Planning Statement - Theme 5 Environment and Open Space, Priority 16 - Our water ways are healthy and publicly accessible.

·    Community Strategic Plan - Pillar 1 A Protected Environment and Green Open Spaces, Goal 1.2, the LGA’s Waterways are Healthy and Accessible.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

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

 

 

File Reference

D19/275611

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 75

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

Councillor:       Councillor Tegg 

 

MOTION:

(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.

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

The ICAN Cities Appeal is a global call from cities and towns in support of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

On 7 July 2017, 122 nations voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. All national governments are now invited to sign and ratify this global agreement, which prohibits the use, production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons and lays the foundations for their total elimination. Cities and towns can help build support for the treaty by endorsing the ICAN Cities Appeal.  Eight NSW councils have supported the ICAN Appeal to date.

Consistent with Pillars 5 and 6 of the Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028.

 

Financial Implications

No financial/budget impact for this recommendation.

 

File Reference

D9/275729

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 76

Item:          NM103-19          Provision of Christmas Decorations in the Mortdale Ward

Councillor:       Councillor Hindi 

 

MOTION:

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

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

The purchase and installation of Christmas trees in the Mortdale and Penshurst town centres is consistent with the annual Christmas program currently being rolled out across the Georges River Council local government area.

 

Financial Implications

Additional non-budgeted funds of $9,724 will be required to fund this recommendation in 2019/20. 

Potential funding sources include the Councillors’ Discretionary Ward Fund (Mortdale Minor Capital Works Fund).

 

 

File Reference

D19/275738

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 77

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

Councillor:       Councillor Konjarski 

 

MOTION:

 

(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.

 

 

 

Director COMMUNITY AND CULTURE Comment

This proposed initiative is consistent with Goals 3.3 - 3.4 of the Georges River Community Strategic Plan 2018 - 2028.  Namely, that everyone, including people with a disability, navigates the local government area in safety and has access to a range of active and passive recreation facilities.

The South East Sydney Water Safety Committee which comprises of Georges River, Sutherland Shire, Bayside and Randwick City Councils launched the South East Sydney Water Safety Directory to provide targeted resources for CALD communities in September 2018. This is a comprehensive directory of aquatic services and water safety resources to provide information for service providers and community groups to assist with improving water safety on our beaches and waterway.

In 2017, Council funded a free 8-week learn to swim program for the Nepalese community which was delivered by BlueFit at the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre. The cost of the program was $1,216.

 

Financial Implications

Should Council resolve to support this Motion, a full costing of the program will be detailed in the future report to Council.

 

 

File Reference

D19/275764

 

 

 

   


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 78

Questions with Notice

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

Author:              Councillor Liu

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

Could I please have an update on the status of the Council’s community education campaign arising from Council’s consideration of QWN 006-19 NSW Government - Commencement of Level 1 Water Restrictions in Georges River, dated 24 June 2019?

 

DIRECTOR CITY STRATEGY AND INNOVATION RESPONSE

A number of education articles have been posted to Council’s social media channels. This includes advice about why the restrictions have been put in place, the nature of the restrictions and how residents can reduce their water use. 

Furthermore, additional information is programmed for inclusion in Council’s weekly advertisements in the St George Leader, quarterly rate notices and the quarterly Community Magazine.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the information be received and noted.

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 25 November 2019                                                                      Page 80

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

Author:              Councillor Grekas

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Questions with Notice

 

 

COUNCILLOR QUESTION

I recently attended two of the community information sessions hosted by staff on the proposed changes to Council’s rates.  At both sessions questions were asked about what additional measures could be taken by Councillors to cut costs and contribute towards finding the savings needed to maintain a sustainable financial operating position.

I consider that, in addition to Council officers identifying savings throughout the organisation, it is important that Councillors also identify opportunities to cut costs.

Therefore, can the General Manager provide information on the budget and costs associated with the following areas of Councillor expenditure for the previous financial year.

·    Councillor beverages, hot meals, snack and nibblies, etc

·    Printing of Councillor Business Papers

·    Councillor meal and accommodation for conferences

·    Councillor conference registration costs

·    Other Councillor consumables (phone allowances, printing consumables, etc)

 

OFFICER RESPONSE

 

Item

Budget 2018/19

Actual Expenditure 2018/19

Budget 2019/20

Catering Expenses

 

 

 

Alcoholic beverages

$65,000

$2,087

$65,000

Cheese platters

$9,220

Nibbles/snacks

$1,585

Still/sparkling water

$1,112

Soft drinks

$1,127

Tea/coffee

$2,675

Hot dinners/desserts*

$77,030*

Sub-Total

 

$94,836

 

Professional Development and Training

 

 

 

Conferences

$45,000

($3,000 per year per Councillor)

$25,131

$45,000

($3,000 per year per Councillor)

Professional Development

$22,500

($1,500 per year per Councillor)

$7,478

$22,500

($1,500 per year per Councillor)

Councillor travel expenses (interstate / long distance / flights)

$10,000

$7,689

$10,000

Councillor accommodation and meal allowances (hotels and meals)

Unlimited

$8,120

Unlimited

Sub-Total

 

$48,418

 

Communications, Consumables and misc

 

 

 

Data / Internet / Postage / Printer Consumables

 

$92,400

($6,000 per year per Councillor and additional $2,400 for Mayor)

$25,528

$92,400

($6,000 per year per Councillor and additional $2,400 for Mayor)

Device Purchase (laptop, mobile phone, iPad, printer, accessories)

$15,000

($4,000 per term per Councillor = $60,000)

$5,728

$15,000

($4,000 per term per Councillor = $60,000)

Travel Expenses (local)

$15,000

($1,000 per year per Councillor)

$1,737

$15,000

($1,000 per term per Councillor)

Carers Allowance

$30,000

($2,000 per year per Councillor)

$603

$30,000

($2,000 per year per Councillor)

Briefcase

$50

($200 per term per Councillor)

$200

$50

($200 per term per Councillor)

Councillor Business Papers (printed hard copies)

$0

$1,600                      

$0

Sub-Total

 

$35,396

 

TOTAL

 

$178,650

 

 

*Approximately 50% of all hot dinners are staff related

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the information be received and noted.

 

 

 

     


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