MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 12 October 2020

6.00pm

 

 

 

Waratah Room

(Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre, Hurstville)

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Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Community and Culture Committee - Monday 12 October 2020

Page 2

 

PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Sandy Grekas (Chair), Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Warren Tegg.

 

Council Staff

Director Community and Culture - Dr Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation - Ms Sue Weatherley, Manager Community and Cultural Development - Mr Scott Andrew, Research and Project Officer - Ms Ann-Marie Svorinic, Technology Systems Officer - Mr Michael Cabaday and Executive Services Officer - Ms Marina Cavar (Minutes).

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Grekas, opened the meeting at 6.03pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence 

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Konjarski

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 Grekas, 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 COM041-20 Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations as she made a donation to Connells Point Netball Club through the Councillor Ward Discretionary Fund in 2018. 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 MEETINGS

COM037-20      Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 September 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Konjarski

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Kastanias

That the Committee amend the Order of Business, to consider Committee Reports in the following order:

1.    COM039-20 – Adoption of Advocacy Program;

2.    COM040-20 – Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly update;

3.    COM038-20 – Quarterly Community Property Report 1 July to 30 September 2020;

4.    COM041-20 – Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM039-20      Adoption of Advocacy Program

(Report by Coordinator, Strategy and Innovation)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Konjarski

(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.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM040-20      Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly update

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Payor

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

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

(Report by Community Property Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Kastanias

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM041-20      Outgoing Sponsorship and Donations

(Report by Acting Coordinator Events and Sponsorship)

Note:    Councillor Grekas declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM041-20. She remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Landsberry

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

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.24pm.

 

 

 

Chairperson, Clr Sandy Grekas

(in accordance with Clause 18.5 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, these Minutes have been signed by the Chairperson of the 9 November 2020 meeting)

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Community and Culture Committee on 9 November 2020 (COM042-20)