MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

Monday, 07 December 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 7 December 2020

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PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Sandy Grekas (Chair), 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 Library Services - Mr Thomas Koruth, Manager Community and Cultural Development - Mr Scott Andrew, Coordinator Programming and Operations - Mr Andrew Williams, Manager Infrastructure - Mr Glen Moody, Acting Coordinator Strategy and Innovation - Ms Rebecca Nelson, Research and Project Officer - Ms Ann-Marie Svorinic, Technology Systems Officer - Mr Garuthman De Silva, Executive Services Officer - Mr Neil Treadwell and EA to the Director Community and Culture - Ms Franziska Mintus (Minutes).

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Grekas, opened the meeting at 6.07pm.

 

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 Kastanias and 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

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

  

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

COM049-20       Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 November 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Tegg

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 9 November 2020 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

  

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM050-20       COVID-19 Georges River Library Debt Recovery and Management Plan

(Report by Manager Library Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Payor and Councillor Tegg

(a)     That Council notes the unrecoverable accumulated debt of library fines from the former  Hurstville City Council library management system of $310,863, and the former Kogarah City Council library management system of $221,098 and unidentified charges from both former Councils of $5,759.

(b)     That Council notes the actions taken by Council officers to recover the accumulated charges, as outlined in this report.

(c)     That Council approves the clearing from the library management system of the unrecoverable library debt from the former Hurstville and Kogarah Councils to the amount of $537,694 in accordance with the recommendations from the Georges River Council Debt Management and Recovery Audit 2019-2020.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM051-20       Food Delivery Cyclists - Safety Campaign

(Report by Road Safety Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council writes to SafeWork NSW to advocate for access to Work Cover, as well as the provision of formalised training to support food delivery drivers in NSW;

(b)     That Council include a Food Delivery Bicycle Rider’s Safety campaign in the 2021/22 annual Road Safety Action Plan;

(c)     That Council partner with Transport for NSW to promote the ‘Go Together’ campaign to educate the local community on road safety rules to better protect bicycle riders and pedestrians.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM052-20       Potential Multi-Purpose Community Hub in Riverwood/Peakhurst Park and Demolition of Scout Hall

(Report by Community Property Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Tegg

(a)     That Council receive and note the condition assessment report for 7A Hedley Street Riverwood;

(b)     That, following surrender of the lease of 7A Hedley Street, Riverwood from Scouts Australia NSW, Council delegate to the General Manager the authority to take any necessary steps (including demolition of the building) to ensure that public safety is maintained at the site;

(c)     That Council seek grant funding opportunities for the future planning and development of 7A Hedley Street, Riverwood as a multi-purpose community hub designed to fulfil the future needs of the community.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM053-20       Place Name Proposals for Beverly Hills, Penshurst and Hurstville

(Report by Coordinator, Library Operations)

Recommendation: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That the following names are submitted to the NSW Geographical Names Board for gazettal:

i.        Assign the name “Annie Twiss Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve located between Gloucester Road to Illawarra Parade, informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 3”.

ii.       Assign the name “Alan Jock Marshall Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve located between Gloucester Road and Cahill Street, informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 2”.

iii.      Assign the name “Rainbow Lorikeet Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve located alongside Gloucester Road from the corner of Stoney Creek Road, informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 4”.

iv.      Assign the name “Dumbleton Lane” to the unnamed road between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road (running parallel to King Georges Road).

v.       Assign the name “McCready Lane” to the unnamed road between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road (running parallel to Melvin Street).

vi.      Assign the name “Rudduck Lane” to the unnamed road between Melvin Street and King Georges Road.

vii.     Assign the name “Kintail Street” to the eastern section of Princes Street between Grove Avenue and Laycock Road in Mortdale.

(b)     That following the Geographical Names Board gazettal of the names, the outcome is reported on Council’s website.

(c)     Council rescind its previous endorsement of the “Warwick Reserve” proposal to name the currently unnamed reserve located on the corner of Gloucester Road and Warwick Street, informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 5”.

(d)     That the following name is endorsed by Council and placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Georges River Place Naming Policy:

i.        Assign the name “Meryl Burton Reserve” to the currently unnamed reserve located on the corner of Gloucester Road and Warwick Street, informally known as “Gloucester Road Reserve No. 5”.   

(e)     That following community feedback to prioritise Aboriginal place names, Council consult with the Georges River Aboriginal Reference Group and the Local Aboriginal Land Councils to determine appropriate names for future naming opportunities.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM054-20       Hurstville Revitalisation Project - Final Concept and Detailed Designs

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Tegg and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council endorse the four final concept designs attached to this report for the Hurstville Revitalisation Project.

(b)     That Council endorse the detailed designs for Palm Court and MacMahon Courtyard to enable, upon receipt of adequate grant funding, construction to proceed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM055-20       Council Service Impact During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Report by Director City Strategy and Innovation)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Konjarski

That Council receive and note the impact on Council services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and acknowledges the work, resilience and commitment of the staff during this period to continue to provide services in the rapidly changing and uncertain environment.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.27pm

 

Chairperson, Clr Warren Tegg

(in accordance with Clause 18.5 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, these Minutes have been signed by the Chairperson of the 8 February 2021 meeting)

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Community and Culture Committee on 8 February 2021 (COM001-21)