MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday 10 August 2020

6.00pm

 

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Community and Culture Committee - Monday 10 August 2020

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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, Manager Customer Experience and Events - Ms Margaret Le, Manager Community and Cultural Development - Mr Scott Andrew, Manager Library Services - Mr Thomas Koruth, Acting Coordinator Events and Sponsorship - Ms Fiona Goumis, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation - Ms Hayley Barnes, Senior Project Officer City Strategy and Innovation - Ms Rebecca Nelson, 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 6.07pm.

 

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 Grekas and Councillor Tegg

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

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Community and Culture STANDING COMMITTEE - 13 July 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Payor

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee held on 13 July 2020 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM030-20      Quarterly Community Property Report 1 April to 30 June 2020

(Report by Community Property Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

That Council receives and notes the Community Property Report for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM031-20      Connecting the Community with COVID-19 Safe Events

(Report by Manager Customer Experience and Events)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Payor

(a)    That Council approves the COVID-19 Safe Community Event Program as detailed in the report;

(b)    That Council reallocate $53,500 towards the COVID-19 Safe Community Event Program from the 2020/21 budget allocated for the sponsorship of community-run events;

(c)    That Council note the 2020/21 savings of $53,500 for the remainder of the sponsorship of community-run events; and

(d)    That the General Manager be authorised to undertake any necessary amendments to the ongoing Event Program arising from contingency planning and risk mitigation due to COVID-19 health advice or NSW Public Health Orders.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM032-20      Hurstville City Centre Revitalisation Projects - Draft Concept Designs

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Tegg

(a)    That Council endorse the draft Hurstville City Centre Revitalisation public domain concept designs as attached to this report for community consultation and public exhibition.

(b)    That the General Manager actively seek appropriate grant funding for the construction of the key elements of the public domain identified in the draft concept designs.

(c)    That the General Manager write to the Member for Oatley and the Member for Banks to seek their support for funding for the construction of the key elements of the public domain identified in the draft concept designs.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM033-20      Economic and Social Recovery Plan - August 2020 Update

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Tegg

That the report be received and noted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.37pm.

Chairperson, Clr Kathryn Landsberry

 

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Community and Culture Committee on 14 September 2020 (COM034-20)