MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

7.00pm

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday 9 June 2020

Page 2

 

PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chair), Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu.

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning – Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Environment Health and Regulatory Services – Mr Andrew Spooner, Manager Office of the General Manager – Ms Roxanne Thornton, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning – Ms Leanne Allen and Executive Services Officer – Mrs Marina Cavar.

OPENING

Councillor Katris , opened the meeting at 7.03pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

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

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE  

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Kastanias be accepted and a leave of absence granted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

NOTICE OF WEBCASTING

The Chairperson, Councillor Katris , 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

ITEM

SPEAKER

ENV018-20 – Working towards Net Zero Emissions and Energy and Water Management Plan

Anita McBride

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Environment and Planning - 11 May 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 11 May 2020, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV016-20       Adoption of Olds Park Masterplan

(Report by Strategic Planner)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor   Hindi  and Councillor Katris

(a)       That Council adopt the draft Olds Park Masterplan.

(b)       That Council authorise the General Manager to make minor modifications in the finalisation of the Olds Park Masterplan.

(c)       That all individuals who provided a submission during the public exhibition of the Olds Park Masterplan be notified of Council’s decision.

(d)       That the Olds Park liberty swing be inspected by a playground assessor to determine whether, given its age and condition, it is feasible to relocate it to another park.

(e)       That Council note that thirty-seven submissions received and the issues raised on the Olds Park Masterplan.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Councillors Katris, Hindi, Landsberry, Payor and Wu

Against the Motion: Councillor Badalati

 

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

RECOMMENDATION : Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Agius be accepted and a leave of absence granted, time being 7.16pm

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV017-20       Abandoned Shopping Trolleys - Update

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi  and Councillor Badalati

(a) That the General Manager prepare a further report to Council outlining the proposed direction for the management of abandoned trolleys in public places once the current review of the Impounding Act 1993 has been completed.

(b) That the proposed abandoned shopping trolley impounding program, not proceed, until the current review of the Impounding Act 1993 has been completed and a funding source identified.

(c)  That Council write to Federal and State Members of Parliament within the Georges River Local Government Area seeking their financial assistance to undertake an abandoned shopping trolley impounding program and support for the actions associated with implementing the Program.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV018-20       Working towards Net Zero Emissions and Energy and Water Management Plan

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor  Hindi and Councillor Katris

That this matter be deferred to a Councillor workshop that will further examine:

(a)       The financial requirements between 2020 and 2025 to deliver the mitigation initiatives under the Categories of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Carbon Sequestration and Changing Staff Behaviour.

(b)       The approaches to purchasing carbon offsets in 2025/2026 and beyond in order to offset emissions including an explanation of the emissions that will need to be offset in 2025 and consideration of certification of costs in an international or national market.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Note:          Councillor Wu left the meeting at 7.18pm and did not return to the meeting.

 

ENV019-20       Zero Litter to Georges River by 2030

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)     That Council aims for a target of zero litter originating from terrestrial locations above the high-water mark within the Georges River Local Government Area entering the Georges River by 2030.

(b)     That to reduce litter entering the Georges River and to support the zero litter target, Council:

i.     maintains the existing litter reduction programs and infrastructure systems delivered by Council and regional groups as outlined within this report.

ii.    implements the mechanisms/approaches/programs recommended for additional litter reductions as contained in this report subject to the identification/allocation of funding.

iii.   continues to investigate future funding opportunities from the NSW Environment Protection Authority and other agencies or industry bodies to fund the implementation of the additional litter reduction initiatives.

(c)       That further reports detailing the progress of the actions outlined above be provided to Council every two years commencing in 2022.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV020-20       Outdoor Smoke Free Zones

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Landsberry

(a)       That Council revoke the former Kogarah City Council’s Smoke Free Policy.

(b)       That Council develops a new Smoke Free Policy for Outdoor Areas  for the Georges River Local Government Area with an aim to  improve public amenity and protect the health and well-being of the community.

(c)       That Council develops a Smoke Free Program for outdoor areas that will:

                 i.       nominate outdoor smoke free zones in the local government area,

               ii.       prioritise the order for the implementation of the smoke free zones; and

              iii.       outline the mechanisms and regulatory functions  to control smoking in these areas.

(d)       That Council writes to NSW Health, requesting advice on its future program within the Georges River Local Government Area for education and enforcement of the prohibited smoking areas under Smoke Free Environment Act 2012.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

         

 

ENV021-20       Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Tender for the Processing of Clean-up Materials (T2019-08)

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor  Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)     That Council under Section 178 (1) (a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, accept the tender that is recommended by Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) as the most advantageous tender submission for SSROC T2019-08 as per the confidential attachments to this report.

(b)     That Council acknowledge by accepting the tender a framework is provided to commence negotiations to enter into a contract with the preferred successful tenderer for Clean Up Processing, accepting the no transport option for a period of 7 years with a 3 year (1+1+1) contract extension subject to performance.

(c)     That Council provide delegated authority to the General Manager to sign the Agreement, following legal review, with the preferred successful tenderer.

(d)     That following completion of (c), notice be provided to Council’s existing contractor, Remondis, advising of contract cessation.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 7.50pm

 

 

Chairperson