SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 26 October 2020

 

 

Dragon Room (Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, Hurstville)

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Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 26 October 2020                                                                           Page 2

 

Ordinary Meeting

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      MAYORAL MINUTE

MM021-20         Georges River Council - Successful Grant Applications

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 3  

 

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting -  Monday, 26 October 2020                                                                           Page 3

Mayoral Minute

Item:          MM021-20          Georges River Council - Successful Grant Applications

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

BACKGROUND

Since March 2020, Georges River Council has been operating within the social, physical and financial constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has demonstrated on many occasions that it is responsive, resourceful, resilient, agile and adaptable at all times, making the health of our community, customers and staff our first priority.

The long term financial position of the Council has been well documented and the COVID-19 Pandemic has added to concerns about future funding for activities, service and infrastructure valued by our community.

I am therefore very pleased to report that the General Manager has been successful in securing grants valued at over $6.7 million to support the work of Council in providing activities, services and facilities to our community. These funds will help to offset the adverse financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Category

Streets as Shared Spaces

Funding Body

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Grant Amount

$400,000

($350,000 for Hurstville and $50,000 for Kogarah)

Grant Purpose:

Progress public domain improvements in Hurstville and Kogarah City Centres

 

Category

Safer Behind Art

Funding Body

Department of Home Affairs

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5

Grant Amount

$855,000

Grant Purpose:

Improve the safety of the community from Hostile Vehicle attacks at key community events through the installation of creatively designed bollards and barricades in Forest Road, Hurstville and Carss Bush Park, Kogarah

 

Category

Community Development Grant

Funding Body

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Grant Amount

$1,000,000

Grant Purpose:

Penshurst Park Sporting Hub - Stage 2 - Synthetic Sportsfield

 

Category

Community Development Grant

Funding Body

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Grant Amount

$500,000

Grant Purpose:

Oatley Park Sports Amenities Building

 

Category

Liquor and Gaming Grant

Funding Body

NSW Department of Industry

Grant Amount

$300,000

Grant Purpose:

Oatley Park Sports Amenities Building

 

Category

Roads to Recovery Program

Funding Body

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Grant Amount

$710,000

Grant Purpose:

Resheet George Street, South Hurstville (bet Coles Street to end)

Resheet Lorraine Street, Peakhurst (bet Roberts Avenue to Lilydale Avenue)

Resheet Queensbury Road, Penshurst (bet Argyle Street to end)

Resheet Patrick Street, Hurstville (bet Joan Street to Stoney Creek Road)

 

Category

Australian Government Blackspot Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$229,500

Grant Purpose:

Traffic Signal Upgrade (Durham Street and Lily Street, Hurstville)

 

Category

Australian Government Blackspot Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$262,500

Grant Purpose:

Blakesley Road and King Georges Road, Blakehurst

Install Pedestrian refuge install and no right turn from Blakesley Road into King Georges Road. Black Spot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring and implement measures to reduces the risk of crashes

 

Category

Australian Government Blackspot Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$115,000

Grant Purpose:

Lower West Street and Princes Highway, Carlton
Permanent removal of right turn movement from Lower West Street into Princess Highway. Black Spot projects target road locations where crashes are occurring and implement measures to reduces the risk of crashes

 

Category

2020/21 State Road Safety Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$80,000

Grant Purpose:

Crossing and Kerb Blisters (Neilson Avenue, Carlton)

 

Category

Road Safety

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$50,000

Grant Purpose:

Riverwood Town Centre - High Pedestrian Activity Area - Traffic Study
Speed is a major factor in pedestrian injuries and fatalities, especially in areas that have a high number of pedestrians. This is a collaborative project between TfNSW and Council to identify areas suitable for 40 km/h speed limits in high volume pedestrian areas

 

Category

2020/21 REPAIR Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$600,000

Grant Purpose:

Resheet Penshurst Street, Penshurst (bet Forest Street & Clarence Street)

Resheet Railway Parade, Allawah (bet Illawara Street & Noble Street)

 

Category

Marine Infrastructure

Funding Body

NSW Government

Boating Now Program Round 3

Grant Amount

$132,000

Grant Purpose:

Reconstruction of the Donnelly Park Jetty with a more functional and accessible jetty and pathway linkages

 

Category

Community Infrastructure

Funding Body

Australian Government

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Grant Amount

$500,000

Grant Purpose:

Installation and upgrade of new and existing sports field flood lighting at eight locations across Georges River Council Local Government Area.

 

Category

Community Infrastructure

Funding Body

Australian Government

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Grant Amount

$706,045

Grant Purpose:

The LRCI Program aims to stimulate additional infrastructure construction activity in local communities across Australia to assist communities to manage the economic impacts of COVID-19. Projects such as improved road safety, accessibility and visual amenity.

 

 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager accept the grants on behalf of Council and continue to pursue grant funding for projects and programs of Council.