MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 10 February 2020

6.00pm

 

Waratah Meeting Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Kathryn Landsberry (Chair), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Warren Tegg.

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture – Ms Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation – Ms Sue Weatherley, Business Improvement Officer – Mr Leo Chant, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Manager Customer Experience and Events – Ms Margaret Le, Acting Manager Children’s Services – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Acting Manager Library Services – Mr Andrew Williams, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation – Ms Hayley Barnes, Senior Project Officer – Ms Stephanie Paduano and Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Landsberry, opened the meeting at 6.06pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence 

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Wu be accepted and a Leave of Absence granted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Notice of Webcasting

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

 

Disclosures of Interest

Councillor Landsberry declared a Pecuniary interest in item COM001-20 2018/19 Donations Grants and Sponsorship Audit Report as her son is a coach with St George Football Association. Councillor Landsberry will leave the meeting and not take part in consideration and voting on this item.

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

That the Committee amend the Order of Business, to consider items in the following order;

1.          Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting

2.          COM002-20- Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

3.          COM003-20- Draft Georges River Library Strategy for Public Exhibition

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

5.          COM006-20- Adult Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program

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

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

8.          Public Forum

9.          COM004-20- Kogarah Collaboration Area - Place Strategy

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Confirmation of Minutes of previous meeting

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 9 December 2019

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Grekas

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 9 December 2019 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM002-20      Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Manager Communications, Customer Service and Events)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Payor

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

St George Local Business Awards.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM003-20      Draft Georges River Library Strategy for Public Exhibition

(Report by Acting Manager Library Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Tegg

(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.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

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

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

(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.  

(d)    That Council thank the staff who were instrumental in the development of this strategy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM006-20      Adult Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program

(Report by Community Safety Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Payor

(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 facilitate 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.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

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

(Report by Manager Community & Cultural Development)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Payor

(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.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

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

(Report by Community Property Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Public Forum

ITEM

SPEAKER

COM004-20 Kogarah Collaboration Area –Place Strategy

Ilknur Bayari

 

 

COM004-20      Kogarah Collaboration Area - Place Strategy

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Tegg

(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 defer to a Councillor workshop the implementation and governance of the Kogarah Collaboration Area Place Strategy.

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

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

(Report by Community Development Officer, Cultural Services)

Note:    Councillor Landsberry declared a Pecuniary interest in item COM001-20. She left the meeting at 6.51pm and did not take part in consideration and voting on this item. Councillor Grekas assumed the Chair during Councillor Landsberry’s absence.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Konjarski

(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.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:    Councillor Landsberry returned to the meeting at 6.57pm and resumed the Chair.

 

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.58pm.

 

 

Chairperson