AGENDA


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 10 February 2020

6.00pm

 

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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          Community and Culture

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      Opening

2.      Acknowledgement of Country

3.      Apologies / Leave of Absence

4.      Notice of Webcasting

5.      Disclosures of Interest

6.      Public Forum

7.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting  

MINUTES: Community and Culture - 9 December 2019

8.      Committee Reports

COM001-20       2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services).......................... 3

COM002-20       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events).......... 221

COM003-20       Draft Georges River Library Strategy for Public Exhibition

(Report by Acting Manager Library Services)....................................................... 226

COM004-20       Kogarah Collaboration Area - Place Strategy

(Report by Senior Project Officer)........................................................................... 331

COM005-20       Adoption of Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)............................................... 430

COM006-20       Adult Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program

(Report by Community Safety Officer)................................................................... 516

COM007-20       Outcomes of the Share the Dignity - Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine Trial

(Report by Manager Community & Cultural Development)............................... 520

COM008-20       Quarterly Community Property Council Report Q2 2019/20

(Report by Community Property Officer)................................................................ 522  

 

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   COM001-20       2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report 

Author:              Community Development Officer, Cultural Services

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

Recommendation:

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

(b)     That audited financial statements are required from organisations that receive Council funding totalling $15,000 or more in financial assistance from Georges River Council by 30 December each year following the previous financial year.

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      On 17 December 2018, Council resolved that financial statements be submitted by organisations who receive funding totalling $15,000 or more per annum in financial assistance from Council, to be presented with Council’s annual financial statements in October/November of each year.

2.      At the Council Meeting on Monday 28 October 2019, an extended deadline of 30 November 2019 was granted for organisations to submit their financial statements (COM038-19).

3.      This report provides an update on the audited financial statements submitted by organisations to Council. All organisations have submitted their audited financial statements.

Background

4.      On 17 December 2018, Council resolved:

a)      That Council advise all entities who receive Council community grant funding, venue hire grants, rental subsidies, heritage grants, event sponsorship and/or donations totalling $15,000 or more in any financial year, that they must provide an audited set of financial statements during any financial year in which they receive such funding or subsidies.

b)      That the audited financial statements must be received by Council on/before 1 September each year that the funding is provided to the entities.

c)      That Council introduce this process from 1 January 2019 and advise all affected entities accordingly.

d)      That Council exclude legislated funding, subsidies and memberships, such as SES funding and the like, from this process.

e)      That any entity who receives or requires funding totalling $15,000 or more in financial assistance that cannot meet this condition be excluded from the community grant funding, venue hire grants, rental subsidies, heritage grants, event sponsorship and/or donations program.

f)       That the General Manager provide Council on a yearly basis, a report containing all relevant information on the financial statements submitted by the organisations who receive the funding and the information be reported with the presentation of Council’s annual financial statements in October/November of each year.

g)      That the $15,000 financial funding threshold for reporting includes the combination of both cash and in-kind funding.

h)      That Council makes the appropriate changes to all documentation, including Policies and Procedures relating to community grant funding, venue hire grants, rental subsidies, heritage grants, event sponsorship and/or donations, to ensure a clear and consistent approach to the new process being adopted by Council.

 

5.      As a result of the Council resolution, the preparation of a standard template and guidelines were developed and distributed to local entities, which details the minimum level of information to be audited and provided to Council.

6.      In accordance with this resolution, from 1 January 2019 all entities receiving financial and in-kind assistance from Council (excluding legislated funding, subsidies and memberships) were advised that any organisation receiving Council funding totalling $15,000 or more per annum would be required to provide audited financial statements to Council by 1 September 2019. This information was also added to Council’s grant application forms, and provided on Council’s Grants and Sponsorship web pages.

7.      There were twelve (12) organisations that received $15,000 or more in Council financial and in-kind assistance in the 2018-19 financial year as follows:

 

Organisation

Total amount

1

3Bridges Community

 $            62,000.00

2

Australian Red Cross

 $            34,987.00

3

Chinese Australian Services Society Ltd

 $            25,211.50

4

International Community Fellowship

 $            17,102.70

5

Jubilee Community Services Inc.

 $            88,765.36

6

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre

 $            83,187.07

7

Kingsway Community Care - Platform Nine

 $            25,000.00

8

Oatley Lions

 $            27,000.00

9

Oatley OOSHCare Incorporated

 $            18,900.00

10

Shopfront Arts Co-op Ltd

 $            20,000.00

11

St George Business Chamber

 $            30,000.00

12

St George Football Association

 $            24,576.00

 

Total

 $          456,729.63

 

8.      At the Council Meeting on Monday 28 October 2019, an extended deadline of 30 November 2019 was granted for organisations to submit their financial statements (COM038-19).

9.      It was resolved that any organisation that fails to submit its audited financial statements by the extended deadline period be ineligible for future funding from Council. Community organisations were notified of this requirement.

10.    As at 30 November 2019 the following organisations had submitted their audited financial accounts or completed the supplied financial reporting template. These reports have been reviewed and meet Council’s requirements.

 

 

Organisation

Notes

1

Jubilee Community Services

Financial statements 2019

Received 29 August 2019

2

Kingsway Community Care – Platform Nine

2019 financial report

Received 17 September 2019

3

Shopfront Arts Co-Op Ltd

Audited accounts 2018 calendar year

Received 13 August 2019

Shopfront’s financial year is Jan-Dec so they have submitted their most recent audited financial statements for the year Jan-Dec 2018

4

Australian Red Cross

Annual report and financial statements available on Australian Red Cross website from 30 November 2019

5

Chinese Australian Services Society Ltd

Received 31 October 2019

2019 financial statements for both CASS Care and CASS Group

6

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre

Received 19 November 2019

Audited financial statements

7

St George Football Association

 

Received 1 November 2019

Final audited accounts

8

3Bridges Community

Received 25 November 2019

2019 financial statements

 

11.    Organisations that submitted their audited financial accounts after the 30 November 2019 deadline are as follows. These reports have been reviewed and meet Council’s requirements.

 

Organisation

Notes

1

St George Business Chamber

Received 16 December 2019

Audited financial statements to 30 June 2019

The St George Business Chamber is required to provide Council with audited financial statements by 31 December each calendar year in accordance with its amended Deed of Agreement (FIN039-19)

 

2

Oatley Lions

Received 17 December 2019

Audited financial statements to 30 June 2019

3

International Community Fellowship

Received 3 January 2020

Audited financial statements to 30 June 2019

4

Oatley OOSHCare Incorporated

Received 16 January 2020

Audited financial statements to 30 June 2019

 

Financial Implications

12.    In the event that an organisation fails to submit their audited financial statements by the due date, the organisation may be ineligible for future Georges River Council funding. 

 

Risk Implications

13.    Enterprise risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

Community Engagement

14.    Community engagement was conducted including publication of notice regarding new auditing requirements on Council’s website Grants, Donations and Sponsorship pages, and on all grant application and acquittal documentation.

 

File Reference

D19/307147

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

3Bridges Community Limited - 2019 Financial Statements - SIGNED

Attachment 2

Red Cross Financial Statements 2018-2019

Attachment 3

CASS Group - 2019 Financial Statements (final) - Signed

Attachment 4

CASS Care - 2019 Financial Statements (final) - Signed

Attachment 5

International Community Fellowship 30 June 2019 Financial Statements

Attachment 6

Jubilee Community Services - Georges-River-Council-Financial-Statements-Acquital 2019

Attachment 7

Audited Financial Statement - Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc 2019

Attachment 8

Kingsway Community Care Inc 2019  Financial Report

Attachment 9

Oatley Lions Financial Accounts - 30 June 2019 - Signed copy

Attachment 10

2019 Oatley OOSH Audited Accounts Signed

Attachment 11

Shopfront - Final Signed 2018 Accounts

Attachment 12

St George Business Chamber Audited Financial Statements 2018-19

Attachment 13

2019 STG Football Assoc FINAL AUDITED ACCOUNTS

 


Georges River Council -         Community and Culture - Monday, 10 February 2020

COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 1]          3Bridges Community Limited - 2019 Financial Statements - SIGNED

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 2]          Red Cross Financial Statements 2018-2019

 

 

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[Appendix 3]          CASS Group - 2019 Financial Statements (final) - Signed

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 4]          CASS Care - 2019 Financial Statements (final) - Signed

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 5]          International Community Fellowship 30 June 2019 Financial Statements

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 6]          Jubilee Community Services - Georges-River-Council-Financial-Statements-Acquital 2019

 

 

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[Appendix 7]          Audited Financial Statement - Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre Inc 2019

 

 

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[Appendix 8]          Kingsway Community Care Inc 2019  Financial Report

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 9]          Oatley Lions Financial Accounts - 30 June 2019 - Signed copy

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 10]        2019 Oatley OOSH Audited Accounts Signed

 

 

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[Appendix 11]        Shopfront - Final Signed 2018 Accounts

 

 

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[Appendix 12]        St George Business Chamber Audited Financial Statements 2018-19

 

 

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COM001-20            2018/19 Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report

[Appendix 13]        2019 STG Football Assoc FINAL AUDITED ACCOUNTS

 

 

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Item:                   COM002-20       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations 

Author:              Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

Recommendation:

That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $10,000 for major sponsorship of the

St George Local Business Awards.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Each month Council receives requests from the community to support community events and initiatives. In accordance with the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy each application is assessed using the Policy’s Funding Determination Model and recommendations are made to Council.

Background

2.      On 14 January 2020, Council received correspondence from Precedent Productions requesting that Council again be the major sponsor for the St George Local Business Awards. The financial support of $10,000 provides Council with access to over 250 local businesses to promote Council’s 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus at the awards night taking place at Revesby Workers Club on 6 May 2020. Sponsorship benefits include access to finalist and winner lists, sponsorship recognition through electronic media, local newspaper coverage and a Facebook campaign. At the presentation evening Council will have the opportunity for six Council representatives to attend and present to award winners.

3.      A summary of the recommendation is provided below:

 

Sponsorships

Organisation

Event Date

Event

Requested Amount

Recommended Financial

Recommended In-kind

Recommended Amount

Precedent Productions

06/05/20

St George Local Business Awards

$10,000

$10,000

$0.00

$10,000

TOTAL

$10,000

$10,000

$0.00

$10,000

 

Financial Implications

4.      On 29 October 2018 Council resolved to continue its major sponsorship of the 2019 St George Leader Local Business Awards to the value of $10,000 (COM040-18).

 

5.      The total sponsorship request for Council’s approval is $10,000:

·        Total financial value: $10,000

 

The approved 2019/20 budget for sponsorship of community run events is $104,870.

The remaining balance of the 2019/20 budget is $22,669.

The total financial request for Council approval is within the 2019/20 approved budget.

 

Risk Implications

6.      The event recommended for approval satisfies the criteria stated in the Events Strategy and the Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy. As part of the original Event Application Form, each event organiser provides and implements a risk assessment for their event.

Community Engagement

7.      Community engagement was undertaken in the development of the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy and Events Strategy.

8.      The Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy was adopted by Council on 27 August 2018.

 

 

File Reference

D20/14646

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Outgoing Sponsorships & Donations Report February 2020

 


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COM002-20            Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

[Appendix 1]          Outgoing Sponsorships & Donations Report February 2020

 

 

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Item:                   COM003-20       Draft Georges River Library Strategy for Public Exhibition 

Author:              Acting Manager Library Services

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council approve the draft Georges River Library Strategy to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days to facilitate community consultation.

(b)     That a further report be submitted to Council detailing feedback from any public submissions made during the exhibition period, together with any recommended    changes to the draft Georges River Library Strategy prior to adoption.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The draft Georges River Library Strategy establishes the long-term strategic future of Council’s library services.

2.      Georges River Library Strategy guides the development of Council’s public library services to 2030. The strategy aligns library services with community needs. 

3.      The draft Georges River Library Strategy is attached to this report.

Background

4.      Council resolved on 27 August 2018 (NM069-18) to conduct a ‘Library Services Model Feasibility Study’ to investigate the preferred library service delivery model, including options for the consolidation of library facilities; and the provision of multipurpose community facilities to complement district or central library services within strategic locations across the Georges River Council local government area.

5.      The Georges River Library Strategy aims to reaffirm a commitment to the vital role of Georges River libraries as providers of information, reading, literacy and learning.

Methodology

6.      Roger Henshaw Consultancy Services was engaged to undertake a service delivery review of library services. The findings of the review informed the draft Georges River Library Strategy. 

7.      Rodger Henshaw Consultancy Services measured the performance of Georges River libraries against metropolitan public library standards and best practice. Community consultation and survey results assisted in reviewing current service expectations and standards.

8.      A detailed assessment of current library infrastructure as well as an analysis of forecasts for population growth and distribution provided context for exploring future service delivery scenarios to improve access to and quality of library services.

9.      A review of relevant existing strategies, studies and policies was conducted to understand key directions for the library service model, the wider strategic context, and the role that the libraries play in providing access to information, technology, culture and learning. These included key Council strategies such as Council’s Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028, Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2036, Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022, Georges River Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040, Create Georges River Cultural Strategy and Heart of the City: Hurstville Place Strategy, and external documents such as People Places: A Guide for Public Library Buildings in NSW.

10.    Site visits to neighbouring and newly constructed libraries were undertaken to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary designs, accessibility, technology and spaces.

Community Engagement

11.    Consultation with more than 400 community members from across the Georges River area, including both library users and non-users, contributed to a better understanding of the needs of the community and helped to identify gaps in current service delivery as well as key themes and priority areas for the future.

12.    Community consultation revealed that to satisfy the changing needs of the Georges River community over the next ten years, the library service model needs to focus on three key themes: spaces, collections and services.

13.    Councillor workshop briefing sessions were held to determine strategic direction for the library strategy. The result of these consultation sessions, along with further research, demographic analysis, and benchmarking, has formed the basis of the draft Strategy.

14.    Further community engagement will be conducted during the exhibition period when public submissions are sought for feedback on the draft Georges River Library Strategy.

Key Findings

15.    Georges River has five libraries: two large libraries at Hurstville and Kogarah; three small branch libraries at Oatley, Penshurst and South Hurstville.

16.    The libraries are not evenly distributed across the local government area and do not adequately serve the western half of Georges River.

17.    Hurstville and Kogarah libraries are well used and are often overcrowded but the facilities are becoming dated. Kogarah has benefited from a recent renovation but Hurstville requires refurbishment. The branch libraries at Oatley, Penshurst and South Hurstville are small and therefore it is challenging to provide the full range of collections or services expected by the community. Utilisation data shows that customers use the two large libraries significantly more than the three branch libraries, with 80% of overall visitation represented by Hurstville and Kogarah.

18.    If the total floor space of the libraries is not increased over the next ten years, there will not be enough library space to provide the diverse range of services expected by the changing and growing community. The minimum standards for library size are determined by the State Library of New South Wales based on the size of the population and the services provided. The projected shortfall of current floor space for Georges River population in 2036 is 2400sqm.

19.    Community consultation revealed three key needs related to the future of the library service in the Georges River area – spaces, collections and services.

20.    From these key needs, the draft Strategy puts forward three strategic directions that Council should focus on in order to embed and grow the library service over the next ten years:

a.      ‘Spaces’ – identifies that the libraries should be suited to a variety of different uses and better distributed across the Georges River area, provide flexible spaces for a range of facilities, resources and programs. Library spaces need to be inviting, spacious and open for people to be amongst people, whether they want to read, study, socialise or relax.

b.      ‘Collections’ – that the libraries collect items that reflect the needs of its diverse community, promote creativity, celebrate local identity, support lifelong learning and foster social cohesion. That the unique history and culture of Georges River should be the heart of the collection.

c.       ‘Services’ – intends to increase social inclusion and create opportunities for the entire community, provide a broad spectrum of services, technology and attentive, one-on- one help and advice.

Key actions and proposed implementation program

21.    The Georges River Library Strategy proposes several actions to consolidate and expand the library service model of Georges River. These actions propose the directions Council should take in allocating resources for the library service over the next 10 years.

22.    Some key identified short, medium and long-term priorities include:

a.      Contribute to the development of the Hurstville Civic Precinct Master Plan to include a new 6,000sqm library;

b.      Conduct and implement results of feasibility study toward locating and building a new large 2,500sqm library to serve the western half of the LGA;

c.       Conduct and implement results of feasibility study for Kogarah Library to increase its size to 3,900sqm and to co-locate with Children’s Services;

d.      Refurbish Hurstville Library to create space that is suitable for a range of uses including quiet study, group work, programs and sensory spaces;

e.      Conduct and implement results of feasibility study to transform the current libraries at Oatley, Penshurst and South Hurstville into spaces that are more flexible for programming and community use and self-service pick up points;

f.       Conduct and implement results of feasibility study to implement standalone self-service and all-hours access points in key transport and population centres;

g.      Review Library Collection Development Policy to closely align the type of items selected with the community profile and lifestyle of people living in the area;

h.      Conduct periodic amnesties for overdue items to encourage the return of stock;

i.        Develop and support collections that highlight diverse migration histories and contemporary stories to reflect the richness of the multicultural community;

j.        Digitise, preserve and provide access to the library local history collection;

k.       Conduct and implement outcomes of feasibility study to harmonise library opening hours;

l.        Develop partnerships with community experts and other organisations to support the delivery of specialised programs;

m.     Develop and support programs that highlight diverse migration histories and contemporary stories to reflect the richness of the multicultural community;

n.      Implement appropriate signage and promotional material in libraries to assist customers with access to the collection and services.

 

Further actions are listed in the draft Georges River Library Strategy.

 

Next Steps

23.    Council approval is now requested to place the draft Georges River Library Strategy on public exhibition for 28 days from 3 March 2020 until 1 April 2020. The public exhibition will be promoted and further community consultation will be encouraged during this period via pop-up stalls at community events, on site in the library as well as on the library’s social media and website.

24.    Following the public exhibition and community consultation period, feedback received will be considered, and where appropriate, incorporated into the Georges River Library Strategy.

25.    The final revised strategy will return to Council for adoption in May 2020.

 

Financial Implications

26.    The cost of community consultation and professional industry expertise was $56,100.   This was within the 2018/19 budget.

 

Risk Implications

27.   Operational risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

File Reference

D20/18773

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

DRAFT - Libraries 2030 - Georges River Library Strategy - Report Attachment - 10 2 2019

 


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[Appendix 1]          DRAFT - Libraries 2030 - Georges River Library Strategy - Report Attachment - 10 2 2019

 

 

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Item:                   COM004-20       Kogarah Collaboration Area - Place Strategy  

Author:              Senior Project Officer

Directorate:      City Strategy and Innovation

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council receive and note the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy in its current form, as endorsed by the Greater Sydney Commission’s Full Board on 10 December 2019.

(b)     That Council endorses the use of the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy to inform further decisions regarding the future of Kogarah.

 

(c)     That the Greater Sydney Commission be thanked for their commitment to the future of Kogarah.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy was collectively designed by the stakeholders involved in planning for the future of the Collaboration Area. Specifically, it:

·        establishes a vision for the Kogarah Collaboration Area, based upon the community’s vision expressed in the South District Plan and Eastern City District Plan.

·        identifies challenges and opportunities, as well as establishes priorities and actions for the Collaboration Area.

2.      The Greater Sydney Commission (the Commission) briefed Council on the Collaboration Area process on 20 May 2019. On 21 October 2019 the Commission provided a follow up briefing on the outcomes of the process, including the draft Kogarah Place Strategy’s vision priorities and actions.  

3.      The Strategy was endorsed by the Commission’s Full Board on 10 December 2019. The Board consists of:

·        Lucy Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner (Chair);

·        Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner;

·        Helen O’Loughlin, Social Commissioner;

·        Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner;

·        Elizabeth Dibbs, Western City District Commissioner;

·        Dr Deborah Dearing, Eastern City and North District Commissioner;

·        Peter Poulet, Central City and South District Commissioner;

·        Jim Betts, Secretary, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment;

·        Rodd Staples, Secretary, Transport for NSW; and

·        Michael Pratt AM, Secretary, NSW Treasury.

 

 

 

 

Background

4.      Kogarah is identified as a Collaboration Area, Strategic Centre and Health and Education Precinct in the Greater Sydney Region Plan, owing to its significant cluster of health and education activities.

5.      Collaboration Areas are a place-based, multi-stakeholder approach to solving complex urban issues conducted over 12 months.

6.      The Commission has been facilitating the Collaboration Area process since December 2018 with Georges River Council, Bayside Council and key state agencies including Transport for NSW, NSW Health, Department of Education, Industry and Environment and TAFE NSW.

7.      The Kogarah Collaboration Area study area is loosely bounded by Bestic Street to the north, the Rockdale Wetlands corridor in the east, Jubilee Avenue in the south, and Caledonian Street to the west.

 

 

 

The Place Strategy

8.      The Strategy focuses on leveraging the area’s existing assets, networks and activity through a place-based framework and is not primarily concerned with land use and development.

9.      The Strategy highlights a number of opportunities for the Collaboration Area including the cluster of health, education, financial and sporting offerings, emerging research and innovation through the health and education precinct and anticipated future mass transit connections. Challenges that have been identified include the reduced frequency of the train services, a deficiency of open space and urban tree canopy cover, increased high density development and a lack of short-medium term accommodation.

10.    The vision for the Kogarah Collaboration Area by 2036 is that it will be a vibrant health and knowledge precinct that fosters innovation, provides access to comprehensive education, is home to research institutions and is well-connected to major economic centres by efficient transport links.

It will have an emphasis on wellness, with efficient, healthy and resilient natural and urban environments, as well as places and movement networks that are high amenity and promote community wellbeing.

11.    The Kogarah Collaboration Area stakeholder group identified 38 actions to guide the area’s growth and to achieve the vision. Key actions for Council include developing an integrated transport strategy, a night time economy and cultural study, a public domain plan and a brand and marketing plan for the Collaboration Area, to be carried out with the support of the stakeholder group.

12.    The Strategy will complement Council’s Kogarah Investment Attraction Strategy which guides the expansion of investment and employment in the sectors of health, education and innovation in the area.

Next steps

13.    Council, together with Bayside Council and the Commission, will publicly launch the Strategy which uniquely encompasses two local government areas and two Districts. 

14.    In addition Council will assist in the establishment of an enduring precinct governance structure and group to deliver the actions in the place strategy which includes a partnership between Georges River and Bayside Council and with key anchor institutions in the Collaboration Area.

Financial Implications

15.    There are no budget impacts for this report, however actions collectively identified by the stakeholder group that show Council as a ‘lead’ stakeholder may require funding and resourcing commitments.

Risk Implications

16.    No risks identified.

Community Engagement

17.    The Kogarah Collaboration Area stakeholder group was invited to provide feedback on the draft Place Strategy for two weeks. Seventeen comments were received, mainly relating to removing information that wasn’t place-based and relevant to achieving the metropolitan potential of the precinct. There was also a request to include Kogarah’s future transport links and the need for action-prioritisation to highlight the most critical actions in the Place Strategy:

·        Develop a place-based integrated transport strategy that includes a funding and implementation plan;

·        Develop a master plan and public domain plan for the Collaboration Area that emphasises wellbeing, amenity, safety and safe crossings, cultural infrastructure and activity with costing and funding;

·        Develop a vision, brand and marketing plan that creates an identity for the precinct and promotes the vision for the Collaboration Area;

·        Develop a climate resilience strategy that identifies climate change risks and develops and implements an adaptation plan; and

·        Establish an enduring precinct governance structure and group to deliver the actions in the place strategy which includes a partnership between Georges River and Bayside Council and with key anchor institutions in the Collaboration Area.

 

File Reference

D20/6130

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy - endorsed 10 Dec 2019

 


Georges River Council -         Community and Culture - Monday, 10 February 2020

COM004-20            Kogarah Collaboration Area - Place Strategy

[Appendix 1]          Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy - endorsed 10 Dec 2019

 

 

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Georges River Council –        Community and Culture -  Monday, 10 February 2020                                                             Page 432

Item:                   COM005-20       Adoption of Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change 

Author:              Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation

Directorate:      City Strategy and Innovation

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council notes the outcome of the exhibition of the Draft Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change.

(b)     That Council adopts the attached Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change as amended in accordance with the details in this report.

(c)     That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to make further updates to the Hero Images’ contained within the document.  

 

Executive Summary

1.      Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change (2050) is about building a better future. It amplifies strengths and unlocks opportunities. 2050 is Council’s promise to the city and showcase to decision makers that we are future focused, ambitious and committed to being a positive leader for change.

 

2.      2050 was submitted to Council on 25 November 2019 (COM046-19) and was placed on public exhibition from 10 December 2019 to 21 January 2020.

 

3.      The final 2050 is attached to this report.

Background

4.      2050 responds to global trends and challenges and provides focus for further work and policy directions while acknowledging the achievements Council has made and the work currently underway. It also aligns to National, NSW and Georges River policy and planning directions while pushing the boundaries allowing us to look beyond our current work plans and business and be future focused.

 

5.      A snap shot into the future, 2050 says: As a resident, business or visitor in Georges River, you are Connected, Naturally. These connections are to nature, to local history, to diverse communities, to recreation and services, to public transport, to jobs, to information and to technology. These connections provide opportunities to realise your potential and live your best life.

 

6.      2050 includes ‘Hero Images’ of the city which show the potential of the Georges River area if we are able to take full advantage of our strengths; Accessible, Green, Diverse and Innovative.  This report recommends that to ensure the imagery is an exemplar of what our city aspires to that the General Manager have the authority to update as required.

 

7.      It is planned that 2050 is launched at the City Launch event ‘Leading for Change – 2020’ on 20 March 2020. This event will be attended by leaders in city shaping who are the crucial target audience for attracting opportunities and investment into the city. 

8.      2050 will be used as a launch pad for our future advocacy program focused on investment, partnerships and collaboration.

Summary of feedback received during public exhibition and changes made

9.      Feedback received expressed support for the aspirations outlined in 2050. Submissions focused on:

·        Georges River being a leader in green infrastructure and a hub for forward thinking business.

·        Support for more active transport links and strong support for immediate planning and implementation of a green cycling, walking, and active transport way along the T4 and T8 rail corridors.

·        Enthusiasm for the future of our libraries as multi-purpose community hubs.

Minor changes were made to reflect feedback. Changes included a note on improvements to existing public transport infrastructure, the inclusion of a statistic to promote job growth and containment and wording to reflect additional community spaces in the public domain to support our residents living in high density environments.

10.    A governance section has been included titled Your Council. The purpose of including a governance focused section is to show Councils commitment to leadership and the professionalism of our organisation and staff.

 

11.    A disclaimer was added to page 80 which states ‘Georges River 2050 – Leading for Change illustrates the vision Georges River Council has for the Georges River area. The images in the document are strictly indicative only. The images shown do not comply with existing planning controls. Property and planning decisions should not be informed by this document. Georges River Council is not liable for loss or damage arising out of the use of reliance upon information contained in the document. The content must not be modified, copied or provided to a third party without the prior written consent of Georges River Council.’

 

12.    Some graphics were changed including the front cover of the document.

Financial Implications

13.    No budget impact for this report.

Risk Implications

14.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

15.    2050 utilised engagement conducted as part of other Council strategies and reports were used to inform the development of the document.

 

16.    A public exhibition period from 10 December 2019 to 21 January 2020 was undertaken.

 

17.    The ‘Hero Images’ were presented to the community as concepts at the Lunar New Year Festival 2020 and were well received.

 

File Reference

D20/14981

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change final

 


Georges River Council -         Community and Culture - Monday, 10 February 2020

COM005-20            Adoption of Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change

[Appendix 1]          Georges River 2050 - Leading for Change final

 

 

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Georges River Council –        Community and Culture -  Monday, 10 February 2020                                                             Page 519

Item:                   COM006-20       Adult Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program 

Author:              Community Safety Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council develops a partnership between Royal Life Saving NSW and Council’s aquatic facilities’ operators to deliver a cultural competency program.

 

(b)     That Council auspice community consultation through the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety committee to determine priorities for the provision of learn to swim programs in Council’s aquatic facilities targeting recently arrived migrants.

 

Executive Summary

1.      At the November 2019 Council meeting, Council resolved to consider the implementation of adult learn to swim and water safety programs in the Georges River Council local government area that target recent residents from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds such as the Nepalese community (NM104-19).

2.      This report outlines existing water safety programs available in the area and recommendations for the development of new and existing partnership programs to improve water safety for community members from CALD backgrounds.

 

Background

3.      Nationally, over 40% of drowning incidents in 2019 occurred in rivers and swimming pools. Royal Life Saving Australia reports that there is a need for tailored water safety strategies to target multicultural communities appropriately using clear messaging that is both culturally sensitive and educational.

4.      Georges River has a diverse community with a high proportion of people born overseas (44.8%): within this population, 16% or 23,654 people were born in China. The next most common places of birth are Nepal (3.3%) and Hong Kong (2.5%).

5.      Georges River Council is an active member of the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee which formed in 2017 to address water safety amongst CALD and newly arrived migrant communities. The committee is comprised of representatives from Georges River, Sutherland Shire, Bayside and Randwick City councils, Royal Life Saving NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW, Advance Diversity Services, Asian Women at Work, Gymea Community Aid and Information Service, Sydney Multicultural Community Service and Kogarah Community Services. Council supports the committee in running a range of water safety programs and initiatives throughout the St George and Sutherland regions.

6.      In 2017, Council funded a free trial 8-week learn to swim program for the Nepalese community which was delivered by Bluefit at the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre. 25 Nepalese women identifying as isolated, unemployed and new arrivals participated in the program. As a result of the trial program, all of the participants reported as becoming competent swimmers, with increased water confidence and understanding of water safety. Following completion of the program, 16 of the participants purchased a membership for the Hurstville Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

7.      In 2018 the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) held a Rock Fishing and Water Safety workshop in Hurstville Entertainment Centre. This program was funded by the DPI, with Council providing in-kind venue and promotional support, in accordance with Council’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy.

8.      In 2019, Council supported a Multicultural Rock Fishing and Water Safety event for over 100 participants from a variety of CALD backgrounds. The post event survey revealed that 100% of participants agreed that their knowledge and understanding of water safety had improved as a result of the initiative.

9.      Council has partnered with the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee to develop a South East Sydney Water Safety Directory. The Directory provides a comprehensive list of aquatic services and water safety resources for service providers and community groups to assist with improving water safety on beaches and waterways in the South East Sydney district. The Directory is available from local CALD service providers and is published on the Water Safety page on Council’s website.

Existing adult learn to swim and water safety programs available in the Georges River area

10.    There are a range of existing water safety programs available within the Georges River and wider St George and Sutherland local government areas, listed below, to which Council has the opportunity to contribute:

·        AUSTSWIM CALD Embracing Diversity program: online professional development workshop for learn to swim teachers. The program provides AUSTSWIM teachers the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and understanding in Australia’s diverse population, understanding diversity, exploring elements of swimming and water safety programming for diverse communities, planning, preparation and program delivery. 

·        Gymea Community Aid: surf awareness workshops for adults and young people in the Sutherland Shire and St George area. Through the Water Safety Ambassadors Program, local community members are trained in First Aid, CPR, basic swimming and surf awareness to take the information back to their communities and advocate for water safety in their communities. This free program was run in 2018/19 as a pilot.

·        Advanced Diversity Services Multicultural Water Safety Program: this program is delivered once a year, promoting water safety among CALD communities with a specific focus on newly arrived migrants.

·        There is a range of public and private aquatic facilities in the local government area that offer learn to swim classes for adults. Whilst some of these classes do offer instructors with language skills in community languages, none are specifically targeted to CALD communities, and they are generally operate at commercial rates which may be cost prohibitive for recently arrived migrants and refugees.

·        In November 2019, Royal Life Saving NSW launched the Cultural Competence Program. The program includes professional development for participants gaining practical skills and culturally specific knowledge that they can apply in their workplace and everyday life through a free online course. Georges River Aquatic Centres can become “culturally qualified” once the majority of staff have completed the training. The aim of this program, supported by Multicultural NSW, is to create a more inclusive and socially responsible environment wherein everyone feels welcome in our aquatic facilities.

Cultural and financial barriers to current participation

11.    Individuals from CALD communities experience significantly higher barriers to access and participation in swimming programs due to linguistic, cultural and financial barriers.

12.    The Australian Water Safety Council indicates that participation rates in aquatic education programs are much lower among CALD communities, and strategies to address this through community development should be encouraged.

13.    A lack of available private space for women to learn to swim and practise swimming skills is also a key barrier amongst some cultural groups.

14.    On average, a 10-week learn to swim course costs $150 per person. For lower income families, the cost of swimming lessons may be considered discretionary spending and is therefore a lower priority in CALD communities.

 

The benefits of implementing water safety programs for CALD residents

15.    The provision of water safety programs aligns with the Georges River Community Strategic Plan goals that everyone, including people with disability, can navigate the LGA in safety (Goal 3.3) and that everyone has access to a range of active and passive recreation facilities (Goal 3.4).

16.    Council will lead by example through proactive water safety initiatives for CALD communities in responding to emerging needs and concerns of the local community.

17.    Running water safety programs for recently arrived residents and CALD communities, raises awareness around the importance of water safety. Increased confidence and participation in water activities for CALD communities builds social inclusion, cohesion and connection which will improve the overall health and wellbeing of the community.

18.    Through the development of a partnership between Royal Life Saving NSW and Council’s aquatic facilities’ operators, Council will be able to deliver a cultural competency program that will accredit the aquatic facilities as culturally competent venues, which will help them to attract new members from CALD communities.

19.    It is recommended that Council auspice the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety Committee to undertake community consultation to help determine ongoing priorities for the provision of learn to swim programs in Council’s aquatic facilities targeting recently arrived migrants. This consultation will ensure that the program is tailored to and reaches the most vulnerable and at-risk CALD communities.

 

Financial Implications

20.    An initial partnership with the South East Sydney Multicultural Water Safety committee and local service providers, and the proposed community consultation program is funded within the current Community Safety operational budget.

21.    The cost of future programming will be considered in the 2020/21 financial year budget determination.

 

Risk Implications

22.    Operational risk/s identified and management process applied.

 

 

 

Community Engagement

23.    Community engagement has been conducted with new and emerging communities including Nepalese, Indonesian and South East Asian about broad CALD community needs. Through this engagement, there has been an identified need for water safety initiatives targeting CALD communities.

 

24.    Further consultation will be undertaken with the community and local service providers to determine new priority areas for water safety initiatives.

 

File Reference

D20/9832

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council –        Community and Culture -  Monday, 10 February 2020                                                             Page 521

Item:                   COM007-20       Outcomes of the Share the Dignity - Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine Trial 

Author:              Manager Community & Cultural Development

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

Recommendation:

(a)     That Council acknowledge the successful trial of the partnership with Share the Dignity and continue to provide free menstrual hygiene products to support women in need through Hurstville Library.

(b)     That Council extend the partnership with Share the Dignity to provide free #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine in Kogarah Library and Service Centre, at no cost to Council.

 

Executive Summary

1.      At the September 2018 Council meeting, Council approved a 12-month trial of a vending machine dispensing menstrual hygiene products to be supplied by registered charity Share the Dignity at Hurstville Library in 2019 at no cost to Council.

2.      A #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine (DVM) was installed in February 2019.

3.      Following the success of this trial, Share the Dignity have requested the placement of an additional #Pinkbox DVM at Kogarah Library and Service Centre, at no cost to Council.

Background

4.      Every month, up to 36,500 Australian women and girls face the hardship, danger and emotional anxiety of being homeless, as well as the discomfort and lack of dignity that comes with having their period whilst struggling to afford menstrual hygiene products.

5.      Share the Dignity has developed the Dignity Vending Machine in the hope of making a difference to the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk or in need. Dignity Vending Machines have been installed in every State and Territory across Australia, in homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, schools, Aboriginal medical centres, and many other locations supporting those in need.

6.      In response to Council’s resolution to support women struggling to afford menstrual hygiene products (COM037-18), a #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine was installed in the accessible toilet in Hurstville Library, and launched on International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019 for a 12-month trial period.

7.      During the trial, until the end of December 2019, a total of 1,078 “period packs” were dispensed to girls and women in need. Each machine holds 75 packs and has a 10 minute dispensing delay to prevent waste.

8.      Share the Dignity has indicated that the Hurstville Library location has been successful, commensurate with distribution centres in hospitals, being their highest volume site for DVMs.

9.      In response to the success of this program, Share the Dignity has requested the installation of a second #Pinkbox DVM in the Georges River area to be located within Kogarah Library and Service Centre. This will be at no cost to Council as Share the Dignity has allocated funding for the installation, ongoing maintenance and re-stocking of the vending machine. There are no plans to further expand the installation program beyond the Hurstville and Kogarah library sites at this stage, however Share the Dignity will continue to work closely with schools, charities and community groups to provide this service as required.

10.    Georges River Council also donated $10,000 from the 2017/18 Donations and Sponsorship budget to support the work of Share the Dignity in assisting women and girls experiencing financial hardship to access pads and tampons with safety and dignity (NM032-18).

Financial Implications

11.    No budget impact for this report. Share the Dignity will supply, install and stock the #Pinkbox Digital Vending Machines in Kogarah Library and Service Centre, consistent with the current arrangement at Hurstville Library and Service Centre.

 

Risk Implications

12.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

13.    Community engagement was conducted including liaising with key service providers for women in need, domestic and family violence and crisis accommodation in the area. Additional community engagement was undertaken through media releases and promotion of Council’s involvement in the bi-annual Dignity Drives, promotion of International Women’s Day and partnership with Share the Dignity.

 

 

File Reference

D20/11197

 

 

 

  


Georges River Council –        Community and Culture -  Monday, 10 February 2020                                                             Page 526

Item:                   COM008-20       Quarterly Community Property Council Report Q2 2019/20 

Author:              Community Property Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

Recommendation:

That Council receives and notes the Community Property Quarterly Report for the period ending 31 December 2019.

 

Executive Summary

1.      On 24 June 2019 Council resolved that future matters relating to lease and licence agreements that are approved by the General Manager under delegated authority be reported to Council on a quarterly basis (FIN045-19-b) in accordance with the Community Lease Policy.

2.      This report details the current status of Council’s Community Property portfolio.

3.      No agreements were approved by the General Manager under delegation in the second quarter of the 2019-20 financial year.

Background

Council manages a portfolio of 36 community properties under a community lease arrangement, with a further 11 community/sporting amenities buildings to be managed under community licence arrangements, comprising approximately 20 hireable community spaces.

4.      The Georges River Council Community Lease Policy was adopted in September 2017. The Policy is currently under review, with the revised Policy on public exhibition from 20 January to 16 February 2020. Community properties considered in this report are under the extant Community Lease Policy (2017).

5.      Of the 36 community properties, currently 50% of community properties are on existing leases and 50% of properties are in the process of lease renewals and completions.

6.      Of the 20 community spaces within sporting amenities buildings,  5% of Council’s community/sporting amenities blocks are on existing licences, 80% are in the process of negotiating a licence agreement, with the final 15% prioritised for action. 

7.      A list of community properties can be found in Attachment 1 of this report, and in summary below.

 

No.

Community Leases

No. of Properties

Vacancies

Annual Rent

(excl. GST)

NOTE

1.  

Scouts & Girl Guides

9

0

 

Properties are under review in accordance with the Community Lease Policy.

 

Total:

 

 

$66

 

 

 

 

Community Centres

6

0

 

 

2.  

Jubilee Community Services
2B-2C Boundary Road, Mortdale

$0

Nil income due to 100% Council reimbursement of $68,903.80

3.  

Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre
30 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove

$0

Nil income due to 100% Council reimbursement of $59,877.06

 

4.  

Kogarah Community Services
49 English Street, Kogarah

$10,920

 

5.  

Riverwood Community Centre
31 Thurlow Street, Riverwood

$1

On holdover. New lease in progress.

Rental subsidy to be applied to new lease in line with Community Lease Policy.

6.  

3Bridges
Pole Depot,

Part 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst

$1

Subsidised rental due to extensive capital investment by tenant.

7.  

Youth Outreach Kogarah
27 Railway Lands, Kogarah

$1,000

 

Total:

 

 

$11,922

 

 

 

Community Sports

5

0

 

 

8.  

Hurstville District Small Bore Rifle Club

100 Roberts Ave, Mortdale

$1

To be reclaimed upon redevelopment of Depot.

9.  

Connells Point Sailing Club

$475

 

10.

Blakehurst Men’s Bowling Club

$479

Rental subsidy of $4,721 to be applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

11.

Hurstville Oval

 

 

$2,000

Rental subsidy of $12,300 to be applied to be applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

12.

Olds Park Sports Club

 

 

$18,876

 

 

Total:

 

 

$21,831

 

 

 

Misc. Others

11

1

 

 

13.

25 Cook St Mortdale

$479

Rental subsidy of $34,521 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

14.

Carss Park Cottage

76 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park

$45

 

15.

Narwee Pre-School / Kindergarten

Bryant Street, Narwee

$208

 

16.

Radio 2NBC

Level 1, 84 Railway Pde, Kogarah

$1

Rental subsidy of $50,000 applied as per Council resolution.

17.

St George Arts & Crafts

Part 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst

$0

On holdover. New lease in progress.

Rental subsidy to be applied to new lease in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

18.

Carss Park Men’s Shed.

76 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park

$300

 

19.

161 Hurstville Rd Oatley

$5,200

 

20.

10 Bowns Rd, Kogarah (upstairs 2x rooms)

$0

Licence to be negotiated in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

21.

St George Business Chamber of Commerce

$0

MOU expires 2021.

$22,000 annual rental subsidy plus $30,000 per annum Council contribution to assist with program development over 5 years.

22.

Office space - 1a Allen St, South Hurstville

$0

Vacant. (located next to Baby Health Centre)

23.

4 Dora St, Hurstville

$0

Annual rental subsidy of $50,000 applied as per Council resolution.

 

 

 

 

$6,233

 

24.

Baby Health Centres

5

0

 

Properties are under review in accordance with the Community Lease Policy.

 

Total:

 

 

$1,000

 

 

25.

Sport amenities

20

(within 11 facilities)

0

 

Minimum of $479 rental charge as per Community Lease Policy may be applied.

Licenses are currently being negotiated for the sporting amenities blocks with various clubs and associations.

26.

Gannons Park - Lower Gannons Park amenities block

$479

Rental subsidy of $121 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

 

Total

 

 

$479

 

 

 

Financial Implications

8.      No financial implications. No agreements were completed or approved by the General Manager under delegation this quarter.

9.      As part of the Community Property portfolio review, Council officers are utilising independent valuations to determine market rents where applicable.

10.    Properties leased under the Community Lease Policy will be reported quarterly, with any financial implications noted.

 

Risk Implications

11.    No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

12.    Community engagement was conducted during this period including: legislative advertisement of all proposed leases/licences over community land for a minimum period of 28 days for any future lease or licences.

 

File Reference

D20/14980

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Attachment 1 - Quarterly Report Community Properties Listing

 


Georges River Council -         Community and Culture - Monday, 10 February 2020

COM008-20            Quarterly Community Property Council Report Q2 2019/20

[Appendix 1]          Attachment 1 - Quarterly Report Community Properties Listing

 

 

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