MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 09 March 2020

6.00pm

 

Waratah Meeting Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Warren Tegg (Chair), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu.

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture – Ms Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation – Ms Sue Weatherley, Manager Community and Cultural Development – Mr Scott Andrew, Coordinator Cultural Services – Ms Bethany MacRae, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation – Ms Hayley Barnes, Senior Project Officer – Mr Nickolas Takos, Executive Assistant to Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus and Executive Services Officer – Mr Neil Treadwell.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Tegg, opened the meeting at 6.02pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence 

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Grekas

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Notice of Webcasting

The Chairperson, Councillor Tegg, 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

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

 

Confirmation of Minutes of previous meeting

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 10 February 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Payor

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 10 February 2020 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

    

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM009-20      Adoption of Georges River Council Public Art Policy 2020

(Report by Coordinator Cultural Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That Council adopts the Georges River Council Public Art Policy (2020).

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM010-20      Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Manager Customer Experience and Events)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Grekas

That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $2,002 ($500 financial value and $1,502 in-kind value) to support ‘Buddha’s Birthday Multicultural Festival’ on Sunday 19 April 2020.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM011-20      Adoption of Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy 2020

(Report by Manager Community & Cultural Development)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Wu

That Council adopts the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy 2020.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM012-20      Draft Georges River Innovation Strategy 2020

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Grekas

(a)       That Council endorse the attached draft Georges River Innovation Strategy 2020 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 Innovation Strategy 2020.

(c)        That a further report be prepared which investigates the potential establishment of an Innovation Standing Committee to drive implementation of the Strategy, including the innovation strategies that would achieve productivity savings as identified in the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) application reported to Council on 10 February 2020.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM013-20      Leading for Change - Event Series

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Wu and Councillor Payor  

That Council receive and note the ‘Leading for Change’ event series as a precursor to future advocacy work. 

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM014-20      Georges River Reputation Strategy

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That Council endorse the Georges River Reputation Strategy which is attached to this report.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.31pm.

 

 

Chairperson