AGENDA


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 12 October 2020

6.00pm

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                               Page 3

 

          Community and Culture

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      OPENING

2.      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

3.      APOLOGIES / LEAVE OF ABSENCE

4.      NOTICE OF WEBCASTING

5.      DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

6.      PUBLIC FORUM

7.      CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

COM037-20       Confirmation of the Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 14 September 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)....................................................................... 3  

8.      COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM038-20       Quarterly Community Property Report 1 July to 30 September 2020

(Report by Community Property Officer).................................................................... 8

COM039-20       Adoption of Advocacy Program

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)................................................. 11

COM040-20       Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly update

(Report by Senior Project Officer)............................................................................. 31

COM041-20       Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Acting Coordinator Events and Sponsorship).................................... 40  

 

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                               Page 4

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Item:                   COM037-20  Confirmation of the Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 14 September 2020 

Author:              Executive Services Officer

Directorate:      Office of the General Manager

Matter Type:     Previous Minutes

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 14 September 2020 be adopted.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting, as attached, be adopted by Council as a true and correct record of that meeting.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee - 14/09/2020


Georges River Council – Community and Culture Committee Meeting - Monday, 12 October 2020

COM037-20            COMMUNITY AND CULTURE CommitteeMeeting 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

[Appendix 1]          Minutes – Community and Culture Committee – 14 September 2020

 

 

Page 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 14 September 2020

6.00pm

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Kathryn Landsberry (Chair), Councillor Sandy Grekas, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu.

 

Council Staff

Director City Strategy and Innovation - Ms Sue Weatherley, Manager Community and Cultural Development - Mr Scott Andrew, Coordinator Programming and Operations - Mr Andrew Williams, Coordinator Strategy and Innovation - Ms Hayley Barnes, Community Property Officer - Ms Susanne Siu, Research and Project Officer - Ms Ann-Marie Svorinic, Team Leader Technology Services - Mr Garuthman De Silva and Executive Services Officer - Ms Marina Cavar (Minutes).

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Landsberry, opened the meeting at 6.04pm.

 

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 Konjarski

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Tegg 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

Councillor Landsberry declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM035-20 Draft Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023 for Public Exhibition as her son is a coach and Committee Member at Carss Park Football Club. He is also a coach at St George City FC and works out of the St George Football Association office at Jubilee Oval. Councillor Landsberry 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 MEETINGS

COM034-20       Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 10 August 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Grekas and Councillor Konjarski

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

  

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM035-20       Draft Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023 for Public Exhibition

(Report by Community Property Officer)

Note:     Councillor Landsberry declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM035-20. She remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Grekas

(a)     That Council approve the draft Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023 to be placed on public exhibition for 28 days to facilitate community consultation.

(b)     That a further report be submitted to Council detailing feedback from any public submissions made during the exhibition period, together with any recommended changes to the draft Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023 prior to adoption.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 


 

 

COM036-20       Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly update

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Wu

(a)     That Council receive and note the attached Economic and Social Recovery Plan update for the July – August period.

(b)     That Council endorse the proposed amendments to the Plan outlined in this report, which include:

i.    Business attraction program.

ii.   Investigation of business stimulus package.

iii.   Seeking partnership/s to create a precinct of superfast internet speed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.22pm.

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 


Georges River Council –         Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                       Page 13

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Item:                   COM038-20  Quarterly Community Property Report 1 July to 30 September 2020 

Author:              Community Property Officer and Strategic Property Officer

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.      This report details the current status of leases and licence agreements within Georges River Council’s Community Property portfolio for the period of 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020.

BACKGROUND

2.      Council manages a portfolio of 59 community properties under a community lease or licence arrangement. The properties are spread cross 35 community land buildings with a further 17 community/sporting amenities buildings managed under community licence arrangements, comprising of approximately 24 hireable community spaces within those community/sporting amenities buildings.

3.      The Georges River Council Community Lease Policy was adopted in June 2020.

4.      Of the 35 community land buildings in the Community Property portfolio, currently 21 community properties are on existing leases or licences, 13 properties are in the process of lease renewals and completions and there is one (1) vacancy.

5.      Of the 24 hireable community spaces within sporting amenities buildings, 15 of Council’s community/sporting amenities blocks are on existing licences, 6 are in the process of negotiating a licence agreement, with the final three (3) prioritised for action, and there are two (2) vacancies.

6.      A list of community properties can be found in Attachment 1 of this report, and in the summary below:

No.

Community Leases

No. of Properties

Vacancies

Annual Rent

(excl. GST)

NOTE

 

Scouts and

Girl Guides

9

0

$66

Properties are under review in accordance with the Community Lease Policy.

Current subsidy of $46,570 based on available market rental.

 

Total:

 

 

$66

 

 

 

Community Centres

6

0

 

 

1.  

Jubilee Community Services
2B-2C Boundary Road, Mortdale

$0

Nil income due to 100% Council reimbursement of $68,903.80

2.  

Kingsgrove Community Aid
30 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove

$0

Nil income due to 100% Council reimbursement of $59,877.06

 

3.  

Kogarah Community Services
49 English Street, Kogarah

$10,920

Lease renewal in progress. Rental subsidy to be applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

Current subsidy of $20,280 based on market rental.

 

4.  

Riverwood Community Centre,
31 Thurlow Street, Riverwood

$1

Nil income invoiced.

Lease renewal in progress. Rental subsidy to be applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

Current subsidy of $11,271 based on market rental.

 

5.  

3Bridges
Pole Depot,

Part 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst

$1

Nil income invoiced. Subsidised rental due to extensive capital investment by tenant.

Current market rent unavailable.

6.  

Oatley Community Centre,

161 Hurstville Rd Oatley

$5,200

Current market rent unavailable.

 

Total:

 

 

$16,122

 

 

 

Community Sports

5

0

 

 

7.  

Hurstville District Small Bore Rifle Club

100 Roberts Ave, Mortdale

$1

Nil income invoiced. To be reclaimed upon redevelopment of Depot.

8.  

Connells Point Sailing Club

$493

Current market rent unavailable.

9.  

Blakehurst Men’s Bowling Club

$479

Rental subsidy of $4,721 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

10.

Hurstville Oval

 

 

$2,000

Rental subsidy of $12,300 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

Income received by Premium Facilities

11.

Olds Park Sports Club

 

 

$18,876

Rental subsidy to be applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

Current subsidy of $68,124 based on market rental.

 

Total:

 

 

$21,849

 

 

 

Misc. Others

10

1

 

 

12.

Mens Shed

25 Cook St Mortdale

$479

Rental subsidy of $34,521 applied as per Council resolution and Community Lease Policy.

 

13.

Carss Cottage

80 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park

$45

Current market rent unavailable.

14.

Narwee Pre-School / Kindergarten

5 Bryant Street, Narwee

 $14,625

Lease renewal approved by Council 27 July 2020; lease agreement in progress.

Proposed subsidy of $131,625 on finalisation of lease agreement.

15.

Radio 2NBC

Level 1, 84 Railway Pde, Kogarah

$1

Nil income invoiced. Rental subsidy of $50,000 applied as per Council resolution dated 4 November 2015.

16.

St George Arts & Crafts

Part 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst

$1,100

Rental subsidy of $20,900 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

17.

Men’s Shed

76 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park

$300

Current market rent unavailable.

18.

10 Bowns Rd, Kogarah (upstairs rooms)

$0

Licence to be negotiated in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

Current market rent unavailable.

19.

Office space - 1a Allen St, South Hurstville

$0

Vacant. (located next to Baby Health Centre)

20.

Undisclosed location – crisis accommodation

$0

Nil Income. Annual rental subsidy of $50,000 applied as per Council resolution.

21.

Youth Outreach Kogarah
27 Railway Lands, Kogarah

 

 

$1,000

Current market rent unavailable.

 

 

 

 

$17,550

 

 

Baby Health Centres

5

0

$1,000

Properties are under review in accordance with the Community Lease Policy.

 

Total:

 

 

$1,000

 

 

 

Sport amenities

24

(within 17 amenities blocks)

2

 

Olds Park store room (netball) vacant.

Riverwood Park - Public amenities building store room vacant – Short term tenancy currently being negotiated.

Licenses are currently being negotiated for remaining sporting amenities blocks with various clubs and associations.

The sporting amenities blocks are within the following Parks and Reserves:

·    Beverly Hills Park

·    Charles Pirie Reserve

·    Claydon Reserve

·    Lower Gannons Park

·    Upper Gannons Park

·    Harold Fraser Oval

·    Renown Reserve

·    Olds Park

·    Peakhurst Park

·    Poulton Park

·    Riverwood Park

22.

SGFA Head Licence

Various Amenities Blocks

 

 

$5,824

Head Licence covers 12 x amenities blocks to be sub-licenced to community football clubs.

Rental subsidy of $32,145 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

23.

Hurstville All Breeds Dog Training Club

Lower Gannons Park amenities block

 

 

$479

Rental subsidy of $121 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

24.

Connells Point Netball Club

Poulton Park – eastern amenities block

$479

Rental subsidy of $321 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

25.

St George District Cricket Club

Harold Fraser Oval

 

 

$479

Rental subsidy of $2,211 applied in accordance with Community Lease Policy.

 

Total

 

 

$7,261

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

7.      Council’s Community Property portfolio receives a total annual income of $64,208 (excluding GST).

8.      Council’s Community Property portfolio applies annual rental subsidies of $613,890 (excluding GST) based on available market rental.

9.      As part of the Community Property portfolio review, Council officers are utilising independent valuations to determine market rents, where applicable.

RISK IMPLICATIONS

10.    No risks identified.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

11.    Community engagement is conducted through the legislatively required advertisement of all proposed leases and licences over community land for a minimum period of 28 days.

FILE REFERENCE

D20/231473

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Community Property Listing

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture - Monday, 12 October 2020

COM038-20            Quarterly Community Property Report 1 July to 30 September 2020

[Appendix 1]          Community Property Listing

 

 

Page 15

 


 


Georges River Council – Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                              Page 19

Item:                   COM039-20  Adoption of Advocacy Program  

Author:              Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation

Directorate:      City Strategy and Innovation

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

(a)     That Council supports the Advocacy Program calling upon the NSW Government to develop a Southern Sydney Transport Plan which includes the fast tracking of the ‘River Rail’ (the Kogarah to Parramatta rail link).

(b)     That Council provides in-principle support for the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council’s Unlocking the Potential of the Central City report and the three identified short term projects:

a.   Central City Transport Plan

b.   Central City Employment and Economic Activation Plan

c.   Central City River Amenity Plan

(c)     That Council expresses its continued commitment to work alongside the City of Canterbury Bankstown and other Central City Councils to advance the above short term priorities.

(d)     That the support of the local members of Parliament be sought to support the Council’s advocacy program.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.      This report recommends key advocacy initiatives that focus on securing NSW Government investment in the Georges River area, broader South District and Central City regions, including calling upon:

a)   The NSW Government to deliver a broader transport vision for the South, similar to the recently released South Eastern Sydney Transport Strategy. This vision should include a commitment to delivering the River Rail, including corridor protection and interim transport options.

b)   NSW and Federal Government support for the three identified short term priorities contained in the Unlocking the Potential of the Central City report:

i.    Central City Transport Plan

ii.   Central City Employment and Economic Activation Plan

iii.  Central City River Amenity Plan

c)   The NSW Government to review the priorities of the Greater Sydney Commission to include the South District and the 2 Collaboration Areas of Kogarah and ANSTO.

2.      Council’s own River Rail report and the release of the City of Canterbury Bankstown Council’s Unlocking the Potential of the Central City report (attachment) provides Council with a clear direction to further strengthen advocacy to support the future of the Georges River area and the broader region.

3.      A Georges River Advocacy Program will target fast tracking the River Rail, an infrastructure project that will deliver a $7.5 billion dollar boost to the economy. It will also seek to influence the next iteration of metropolitan planning to include critical investment long overdue in the South.

4.      The Greater Sydney Commission has released its new  priorities and these are:

·    Technology Precinct, from Central to Eveleigh, including Tech Central;

·    Westmead Innovation Precinct, including Parramatta North;

·    Macquarie Park Innovation District; and

·    Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct.

5.      It is disappointing that these priorities are so narrowly focused and none of the precincts are located in the South District.  It is also not clear what the future will be for the 2 Collaboration Areas, ANSTO and Kogarah, in the South District and the continuing role that the GSC will play.

BACKGROUND

6.      The recently released South Eastern Sydney Transport Strategy provides a blueprint for transforming the way people travel to, within and through South Eastern Sydney through to 2056. The Strategy proposes transport enhancements that support the redevelopment of government land, the growth of strategic centres, and the continued expansion and efficiency of Sydney Airport and Port Botany through improved and reliable access.

7.      A similar approach is required for the South District and a broader vision for transport south of the airport including the key city shaping rail investments of the River Rail (Kogarah to Parramatta), Hurstville to Macquarie Park and the connection from Randwick to Miranda.

8.      The Unlocking the Potential of the Central City report prepared by Canterbury Bankstown Council was produced with the support of Georges River Council with the intention of raising awareness of the importance of the Central City growth corridor to Greater Sydney. In addition, it serves to unify councils within the corridor to work together to deliver and lobby for the infrastructure, jobs and services required to support the current and future population.

9.      The initiatives  contained in the report have specific benefits for the Georges River area, including:

·    Fast tracking the River Rail to connect the Health and Education Precincts in Westmead and Kogarah, supporting jobs growth and accessibility and producing an estimated $7.5 billion in additional GRP across Sydney;   

·    A University campus in Kogarah to support the economic ecosystem of the South;

·    Increased advanced manufacturing at Kingsgrove, and 

·    The regeneration and activation of the Georges River.

10.    A number of Council’s have worked together to support the development of the Unlocking the Potential of the Central City report and through this 3 initial short term projects have been developed:

         

TRANSPORT

DELIVERABLE: Central City Transport Plan

Objectives:

·    Provide a number of North-South Rail corridor options

·    Identify Interim North South Transport Solutions

·    Ensure future mass transit and interim options are linked to a North-South Active Transport Network

·    Maps out opportunities to improve active transport, blue and green links

 

EMPLOYMENT

DELIVERABLE: Central City Employment & Economic Activation Plan

Objectives:

·    Identify opportunities to sustain/grow traditional industrial sites and transition to advanced manufacturing

·    Identify opportunities within the Central City for cross-collaboration and investment, particularly in the areas of health, innovation and education.

·    Set a clear employment target (and action plan) across the entire Central City

 

ENVIRONMENT

DELIVERABLE: Central City River Amenity Plan

Objectives:

·    Identify pilot projects to deliver improved use and connection to the rivers

·    Establish a funding framework (liveability fund) to support projects that enhance local river and/or foreshore access, useability and activation

·    Establish clear governance structure to guide future management, track targets and secure funding.

11.    These initial projects are a sensible and achievable start and will ensure that the South District will be connected to the vibrant and successful Central City.  This will improve access to jobs, services and facilities for our community.

12.       The GRC have advised Council of their new priorities which does not include any part of the South District.  These priorities seem to repeat the north bias of all metropolitan strategies since 2000. It not surprising therefore that the South District, when compared with other Greater Sydney  districts,

·    has the lowest percentage of jobs in the Metropolitan area (10%)

·    the poorest access to metropolitan centres and only 24% of residents can access a metropolitan centre within 30 minutes

·    the lowest job containment rate of only 43% (i.e. more than half of a community must leave the district for work each day)

13.    With the announcement of the priorities it is unclear what level of support will remain for Council with the Kogarah Collaboration Area.  Clarification should be sought from the NSW Government.

14.    It appears that the GSC has missed the opportunity for the new priorities of the Commission to address this imbalance in Greater Sydney. Moreover it is difficult to understand a focus on the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct while ignoring the economic opportunities of the ANTSO or Kogarah Collaboration Areas. The ANSTO Collaboration Area in particular has global potential and its success will drive high value jobs creation to the benefit of NSW and Australia.


 

NEXT STEPS

15.    Through the development of an Advocacy Program, Council has the opportunity to influence the next iteration of metropolitan planning by partnering with other councils and stakeholders, lobbying State Government and presenting compelling evidence to support transport and other priority projects and opportunities.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

16.    No budget impact for this report.

RISK IMPLICATIONS

17.    Council must take the opportunity to promote the needs of the Georges River Area and the broader region while there is State Government interest in investment.   Failure to do so may have reputational risks and risks associated with the loss of opportunity.

FILE REFERENCE

D20/219041

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Unlocking the Potential of the Central City

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture - Monday, 12 October 2020

COM039-20            Adoption of Advocacy Program

[Appendix 1]          Unlocking the Potential of the Central City

 

 

Page 35

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Georges River Council – Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                              Page 37

Item:                   COM040-20  Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly Update 

Author:              Senior Project Officer

Directorate:      City Strategy and Innovation

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council receive and note the attached Economic and Social Recovery Plan update for the August – September period.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.      The attached report summaries the organisations progress implementing the Economic and Social Recovery Plan (ESRP) for the August – September period.

BACKGROUND

2.      Key highlights for the implementation of the ESRP from the August - September period include;

·    Recovery grants have been assessed for the small business grants sixty six applications received and will be assessed against selection criteria, to be awarded in late September.

·    Delivery of a ‘Spring Board ‘ program for business resilience-The Spring Board program has been officially finalised and created in partnership with the St George Business Chamber. The program will take place during Small Business Month (1-31 October) and consists of a series of 4 free weekly webinars that starts on 8 October. The topics selected are to help businesses better position themselves for success.

·    Council’s Events team recently delivered the Spring Foodies Markets at Kogarah Park on Sunday 20 September. There were 752 attendees across the day. Local food vendors activated on the day supporting local business.  A percentage of attendees continued their day in Kogarah, hoping to boost the local economy and spend.
This was the first face to face event hosted in the LGA since the start of the pandemic.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

3.      No budget impact for this report.

RISK IMPLICATIONS

4.   Failing to make progress on the implementation of the ESRP is both a social and economic risk to the future of the Georges River area which could have major impacts in the years to come.

5.   There is a reputational risk to Council not communication our support for the Georges River Community.


 

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

6.   Community engagement is undertaken by project managers on a project by project basis as required.

FILE REFERENCE

D20/236734

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

ESRP ACTIONS AUG-SEPT

 


Georges River Council - Community and Culture - Monday, 12 October 2020

COM040-20            Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly update

[Appendix 1]          ESRP ACTIONS AUG-SEPT

 

 

Page 44

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Georges River Council – Community and Culture -  Monday, 12 October 2020                                                              Page 46

Item:                   COM041-20  Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations 

Author:              Acting Coordinator Events and Sponsorship

Directorate:      Community and Culture

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That Council approve the event sponsorship request of $1,500 for Connells Point Netball Club end of year presentation gala day event.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.      Each month Council receives requests from the community to support community events and initiatives. In accordance with the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy, each application is assessed using the Policy’s Funding Determination Model and recommendations are made to Council.

BACKGROUND

2.      On 28 September 2020, Council received correspondence from the President of the Connells Point Netball Club requesting financial support from Council to the value of $1,500 for their end of year presentation gala.

3.      Connells Point Netball Club has had limited fundraising opportunities due to the pandemic. Sponsorship funds would go towards COVID-19 Safe provisions to ensure adherence to the Club’s COVID-19 Safety plan.

4.      The proposed event will connect the local community in the vicinity of Poulton Park where the event will be held, with the well-established local netball community and their families.

5.      A summary of the recommendation is provided below:

 

SPONSORSHIPS

Organisation

Event Date

Event

Requested Amount

Recommended Financial

Recommended In-kind

Recommended Amount

Connells Point Netball Club

08/11/20

Connells Point Netball Club end of Year Gala Day

$1,500

$1,500

$0.00

$1,500

TOTAL

$1,500

$1,500

$0.00

$1,500

 

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

6.      At the Council meeting on 24 August 2020, it was resolved:

(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.

7.      In the event that Council approves this request, funds of $1,500 will be sourced from the previously noted savings of $53,500 in the sponsorship of community-run events budget as tabled at the Council meeting on 24 August 2020.

 

RISK IMPLICATIONS

8.      The event recommended for approval satisfies the criteria stated in the Events Strategy and the Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy. As part of the original Event Application Form, each event organiser provides and implements a risk assessment for their event.

9.      Connells Point Netball Club will be required to develop and adhere to a COVID-19 safety plan for their event.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

10.    Community engagement was undertaken in the development of the Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy and Events Strategy.

11.    The Georges River Council Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy was adopted by Council on 20 April 2020.

 

 

FILE REFERENCE

D20/243115