MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 13 July 2020

6.00pm

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Community and Culture Committee - Monday 13 July 2020

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PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Kathryn Landsberry (Chair), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Warren Tegg 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, Acting Manager Library Services – Ms Melinda McNaughton, Research and Project Officer – Ms Ann-Marie Svorinic, Team Leader Technology Services – Mr Garuthman De Silva and Executive Assistant to the Director Community and Culture – Ms Franzi Mintus.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Landsberry, opened the meeting at 6.05pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence 

There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.

 

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 Grekas declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM024-20 Stronger Communities Funding Update as her husband is a member of Hurstville Golf Course and her son plays for Renown United Junior Rugby League Football Club. Councillor Grekas remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

 


 

COnfirmation of Minutes of previous meeting

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 09 June 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 09 June 2020 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

  

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM023-20       Outgoing Sponsorships and Donations

(Report by Personal Assistant to Manager, Community & Cultural Development)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That Council receive and note the Quick Response Donation of $1,500.00 granted to the Hurstville Scout Group to support struggling families impacted by COVID-19.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM024-20       Stronger Communities Funding Update

(Report by Multicultural and Indigenous Development Officer)

Note:     Councillor Grekas declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM024-20. She remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council receive and note the update on the remaining Stronger Communities Fund projects as listed in this report;

(b)     That Council continue to receive regular reports on the remaining Stronger Communities Fund projects still in progress.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM025-20       Report on the Establishment of a Sports Museum for Georges River

(Report by Coordinator Cultural Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Tegg

(a)     That Council receive and note the Georges River Sporting Museum Report prepared by Hawkridge Entertainment Services.

(b)     That Council receive and note the update on the establishment of a short-term football display at the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre at the Penshurst Park Sporting Hub.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM026-20       Place Naming Requests - Roads and Reserves

(Report by Coordinator, Library Operations)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

(a)     That the proposal to assign names to the listed roads and reserves is endorsed and  placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Place Naming Policy.

i.     Assign the name “Annie Twiss Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 3” in honour of Annie Twiss, an active fund-raiser and secretary of the Dumbleton School of Arts in the 1940s and long-term resident of Beverly Hills.

ii.    Assign the name “Warwick Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 5”.

iii.   Assign the name “AJ Marshall Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 2”.

iv.   Assign the name “Rainbow Lorikeet Reserve” to currently unnamed reserve informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 4”.

v.    Assign the name “Dumbleton Lane” to the unnamed road between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road (running parallel to King Georges Road).

vi.   Assign the name “McCready Lane” to the unnamed road between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road (running parallel to Melvin Street).

vii.  Assign the name “Rudduck Lane” to the unnamed road between Melvin Street and King Georges Road.

viii. Assign the name “Kintail Street” to the eastern section of Princes Street between Grove Avenue and Laycock Road in Penshurst.

(b)     That, following endorsement and public exhibition of the proposals, registration of the names is sought from the Geographical Names Board.

(c)     That, following the Geographical Names Board registration of the names, the outcome is reported on Council’s website. 

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM027-20       Community Property Lease - 5 Bryant Street, Narwee

(Report by Community Property Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Grekas

That Council approve the terms of the community property lease for 5 Bryant Street, Narwee as outlined in the attached confidential Community Property report - 5 Bryant Street, Narwee.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM028-20       Adoption of Georges River Innovation Strategy 2020

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

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

(b)     That Council establish a Georges River Innovation Working Party of Councillors with the purpose of exploring options available to Council to drive innovation, strengthen key relationships, target areas of joint action and achieve the productivity savings identified in the draft Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal application presented to Council on 10 February 2020.

(c)     That membership of the Innovation Working Party be open to all Councillors.

(d)     That the Director City Strategy and Innovation convene the Working Party as required and key outcomes from the Working Party be reported to Council.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COM029-20       Update on the Economic and Social Recovery Plan

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

That Council receives this report and notes the progress on the Economic and Social Recovery Plan.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.47pm.

 

 

Chairperson