SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 23 November 2020

7.00pm

 

 

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

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Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ordinary Meeting

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

MM022-20         NSW Government Investment in the Transformation of the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium Precinct

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

MM023-20         2020 MAGNA Award for Hurstville Museum & Gallery

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 5

MM024-20         Councillors' 2020 Christmas Appeal

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 6

MM025-20         St George Sutherland Medical Research Relay

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 7  


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Mayoral Minute

Item:          MM022-20          NSW Government Investment in the Transformation of the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium Precinct

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

Background

On behalf of Georges River Council, I congratulate the NSW Government following Tuesday’s Budget announcement on the initial allocation of $3 million towards planning the $200 million transformation of Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, as a major infrastructure project. Council will work with the NSW Government to plan and deliver a new community experience that will not simply be a football ground but an inter-generational and multi-recreational precinct.

This strategic investment by the NSW Government into the Georges River community will deliver Council’s and the NSW Government’s shared vision for the area, creating opportunities for our community to gather and connect across a range of sporting, community and cultural services and facilities.

In collaboration with the NSW Government, Council will revitalise the Stadium and transform the precinct for utilisation by all sporting codes (both amateur and professional) including indoor and outdoor facilities, an aquatic facility, public health and wellness facilities such as hydrotherapy and rehabilitation services, as well as entertainment, concerts, cultural events and local markets. Community meeting spaces, a child care centre, as well as mental health and aged care services will further complement the offerings of the precinct and create a truly multi-dimensional experience for our community and the people of NSW.

The NSW government has a good track record in the delivery of major infrastructure and Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta is recent evidence of that record.  It took only 15 months from the date that implementation planning funds were allocated, to the commencement of construction of the Stadium in January 2017.  I’m sure the Government will adhere to a similar timeframe on this project to ensure that jobs and investment in Georges River can be delivered without delay.

Councillors, as you will recall, in October 2019, we adopted the Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040. We recognised, as did our community that Netstrata Jubilee Stadium is a highly valued asset; one that our community wishes to retain and enhance as a regional sporting and entertainment hub, and a premier sporting precinct with a range of recreation and entertainment options. The transformation of Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will deliver many more key objectives adopted by Council from the Create Georges River Cultural Strategy 2019-2030, the Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2036 and the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021, to name but a few. 

The delivery of this state of the art precinct will drive increased local jobs and economic growth for our City; key objectives of the Georges River 2020, the Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022 and the Kogarah Investment Attraction Strategy.

The NSW Government will lead the planning for this major project and the Minister for Sport has requested that Council provide staff to participate on the project team. I consider it is essential to offer that in-kind assistance to the NSW government so that we can ensure the project will directly benefit both our local community as well as the people of greater Sydney.

I look forward to working with the NSW Government to transform Netstrata Jubilee Stadium into a facility for our whole community.

 

 

MOTION:

(a)       That Council thank the Premier of NSW and the Coalition Government on the injection of funds towards planning for the $200 million transformation of the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium Precinct and acknowledge the social and economic benefits this infrastructure will bring to the Georges River community for years to come.

 

(b)       That Council immediately form a 2020-2024 project team to provide in-kind assistance to the NSW Government in the planning and implementation of this major infrastructure project.

 

 

  


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Item:          MM023-20          2020 MAGNA Award for Hurstville Museum & Gallery

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

Background

Hurstville Museum & Gallery was recently recognised at the 2020 Museums and Galleries National Awards as the Best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition (Level 1) for its exhibition School days.

Hosted annually by the peak industry body, the Australian Museums and Galleries Association, the MAGNAs recognise outstanding achievement and best practice across the sector. Keynote speaker at the online ceremony, MCA Director Liz Ann Macgregor acknowledged the crucial role that real-life tangible cultural experiences bring, especially during these socially isolated times.

This is Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s sixth MAGNA Award in five years, since first being recognised in 2016, demonstrating the Museum & Gallery’s commitment to consistently producing high quality exhibitions.

School days ran from July to October 2019, and invited visitors to connect with their own school experiences, while exploring stories and objects from early school days through to more recent times.

The judging panel acknowledged the curators’ innovative approach, stating that the “project brought many community people together with a compelling narrative”.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery continues to reflect the diverse cultural identity of the Georges River area, supporting local artists and the development of the cultural industry sector through locally, nationally and internationally recognised programs and exhibitions.

 

 

 

MOTION:

That Council congratulate Hurstville Museum & Gallery staff on their continued national recognition and their latest win in the 2020 Museums and Galleries National Awards.

 

 

  


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Item:          MM024-20          Councillors' 2020 Christmas Appeal

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration with family and friends but sadly this is not the case for every family. This year, COVID-19 has presented further pressures and unprecedented challenges to the most vulnerable members of our community.

As we pause to enjoy this festive season, I call on our community to spread Christmas cheer by donating to those less fortunate within our community.

In previous years, the Councillors’ Christmas Appeal encouraged the donation of physical gifts at Gift Giving Trees throughout Council’s facilities. This year, to comply with the NSW Public Health Order and ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the appeal will be different but no less significant.

Council proposes to partner with the Lions Club of Oatley to support an online Christmas Appeal where financial donations collected will be used to support local families in need. Council will promote this initiative via Council’s communications channels and networks to broaden the reach and opportunity for donations.

The online Christmas Appeal will take place from Tuesday 24 November until Sunday 20 December 2020.

On behalf of Georges River Council, I am grateful for the support of the local community to assist those battling tough times this Christmas.

 

 

MOTION:

That Council endorse the online Councillors’ Christmas Appeal in partnership with the Lions Club of Oatley, providing assistance to vulnerable local communities and families in need.

 

 

  


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Item:          MM025-20          St George Sutherland Medical Research Relay

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

In recent years Council has developed a strong relationship with St George Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF), a local organisation with an international reputation. Council has provided financial and in kind support including donating funds from our Pro-Am and Charity Golf events. Sadly as Councillors are aware, this month’s Pro-Am was cancelled due to Covid-19.

 

SSMRF are continuing their fundraising activities and next weekend are promoting a Relay for Research. I have been asked to represent Council in this relay and will walk the last leg from Carss Park to St George Hospital, this Saturday. As it is less than 2 km, I’m confident I’ll be able to represent you well.

 

In that regard, I’d also like to thank the individual Councillors who sponsored my wife Frances and I, in yesterday’s St George DCC Charity Walk. I’m proud to say at this stage, we have received donations from our community of over $12,000 all of which will go to SSMRF.

 

 

 

MOTION:

THAT Council congratulates SSMRF on its ongoing efforts to promote medical research and is pleased to support its Relay for Research.