MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 09 November 2020

6.00pm

 

 

Waratah Meeting Room

(Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre Hurstville)

 

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Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Community and Culture Committee - Monday 9 November  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 (left at 6.36pm).

 

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, Acting Coordinator Strategy and Innovation - Ms Rebecca Nelson, 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 6.09pm.

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 Tegg and Councillor Landsberry

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 Landsberry disclosed a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM043-20 – Adoption of the Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023 for the reason that her son is a coach, Committee member and player at Carss Park Football Club. He is also a coach at St George City FC and works out of the office of St George Football Association at Jubilee Stadium. 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

COM042-20       Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 October 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Landsberry

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Standing Committee Meeting held on 12 October 2020 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM043-20       Adoption of the Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023

(Report by Community Property Officer)

Note:     Councillor Landsberry declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item (COM043-20). She remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Landsberry  and Councillor Konjarski

That Council adopt the Georges River Council Interim Community Property Strategy 2020-2023.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM044-20       ChillOUT Hubs - Project Closure Report

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Kastanias

(a)     That Council receive and note the successful project completion of the ChillOUT: Smart Social Spaces project (ChillOUT).

(b)     That Council thank the project partners Street Furniture Australia (SFA) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for their valuable contribution to the project.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM045-20       Georges River Advocacy Program - Stimulation of Georges River Economy

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Kastanias

That Council receive and note the actions and projects outlined in the report that assist with the stimulation of the Georges River Economy throughout the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM046-20       Economic and Social Recovery Plan - Monthly Update

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Landsberry

That Council receive and note the attached Economic and Social Recovery Plan update for the September 2020 - October 2020 period.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

Note:      Councillor Tegg left the meeting at 6.36pm and did not return.

COM047-20       Georges River Night Time Economy Study

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias  and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council approve the draft Night Time Economy Study to be placed on public exhibition for 60 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 Night Time Economy Strategy prior to adoption.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM048-20       COVID-19: Maintaining and Enhancing Business Confidence Into 2021 and Beyond

(Report by City Marketing and Partnerships Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)     That Council continues to promote COVID-safe practices to businesses as required and in accordance with the Public Health Order and the directions of the NSW Government.

(b)     That Council continues to optimise the use of all communication channels that include but are not limited to social media, print media and Georges River Business to provide information to businesses and the broader community to help their business thrive and support them in the learning of new skills.

(c)     That Council continues to enhance its Economic and Social Recovery Plan as identified to promote and support local business.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.43pm.

 

 

 

UNCONFIRMED

Chairperson