SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA


Council Meeting

 

Monday, 22 February 2021

7.00pm

 

Blended Meeting

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

and

Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting – Supplementary Agenda -  Monday, 22 February 2021                           Page 0

 

Ordinary Meeting

 ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

MAYORAL MINUTE

MM001-21         Georges River Council - Successful Grant Applications

(Report by The Mayor, Councillor Greene)................................................................ 4


Georges River Council – Ordinary Meeting – Supplementary Agenda - Monday, 22 February 2021                             Page 0

MAYORAL MINUTE

Item:          MM001-21         Georges River Council - Successful Grant Applications

Mayor:               The Mayor, Councillor Greene 

 

 

Background

In response to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georges River Council continues to demonstrate its responsiveness and resilience, making the health and wellbeing of our community, customers and staff our first priority.

Since I last advised Council in October 2020, I am pleased to report that the General Manager has been successful in securing 19 grants valued at over $8.5million to support the work of Council in providing activities, services and facilities to our community. These funds will help to offset the adverse financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Category / Program

National Foundation for Australia-China Relations (NFACR)

Funding Body

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Amount

$23,500

Grant Purpose:

To build and further strengthen cooperation and engagement with the local Chinese communities in relation to Our Journeys, Our Stories, an exhibition that reflects on Chinese migration history in the area.

 

Category / Program

NSW Government: Premier’s Grants

Funding Body

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Grant Amount

$22,000

Grant Purpose:

Installation of CCTV cameras on Morts Road Mortdale.

 

Category / Program

Youth Opportunities Grant

Funding Body

NSW Government: Department of Communities and Justice

Grant Amount

$3,716

Grant Purpose:

Youth Week event 2021 “It’s a Mood”

 

Category / Program

Australia Day 2021 COVID-19 Safe Grants Program

Funding Body

National Australia Day Council

Grant Amount

$19,100

Grant Purpose:

Get Re-Connected event – Australia Day designs, COVID-19 signage, PPE, Increased food and water distribution areas, fencing to control attendee numbers and additional public restrooms. 

 

Category / Program

Public Library Funding Strategy (annual grant program)

Funding Body

State Library of NSW

Grant Amount

$462,863

Grant Purpose:

Funding will be used on library capital grant expenses.

 

Category / Program

Quality Learning Environments Grant

Funding Body

NSW Department of Education

Grant Amount

$66,967

Grant Purpose:

To enhance the physical environments of our early learning centres.

 

Category / Program

Crown Reserve Improvement Fund

Funding Body

NSW Government: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 

Grant Amount

$20,000

Grant Purpose:

Weed control at Oatley Point Reserve.

 

Category / Program

Crown Reserve Improvement Fund

Funding Body

NSW Government: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 

Grant Amount

$29,980

Grant Purpose:

Weed control at Oatley Park.

 

Category / Program

Crown Reserve Improvement Fund

Funding Body

NSW Government: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 

Grant Amount

$25,000

Grant Purpose:

Weed control at Baldface Point Reserve, Blakehurst.

 

Category / Program

Community Development Grants Program

Funding Body

Australian Government: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication  

Grant Amount

$500,000

Grant Purpose:

Peakhurst Park Oval 1 reconstruction. 

 

Category / Program

Regional Road Block Grant

Funding Body

Transport for NSW   

Grant Amount

$710,000

Grant Purpose:

Assistance to Council for regional roads – renewal and maintenance.  

 

Category / Program

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LCRI) Program – Extension 

Funding Body

Australian Government: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication  

Grant Amount

$4,662,684

Grant Purpose:

Local road and community infrastructure projects.

 

Category / Program

School Safety Program

Funding Body

Transport for NSW

Grant Amount

$25,000

Grant Purpose:

Improve pedestrian safety around schools.

 

Category / Program

Safer Communities Fund Round 5 Infrastructure Grants 

Funding Body

Australian Government: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 

Grant Amount

$71,310

Grant Purpose:

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers for events at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and other major events for Council.

 

Category / Program

Financial Assistance Grant 2020-21

Funding Body

NSW Government:  The Office of Local Government

Grant Amount

$1,097,275

Grant Purpose:

Financial funding from the Australian Government to local government allowing councils to spend the grant according to local priorities.

 

Category / Program

NSW Small Business Month 2020

Funding Body

NSW Government: Support for Business

Grant Amount

$2,000

Grant Purpose:

To host activities for business communities within the LGA.

 

Category / Program

Greening our City Stream: Cooler Suburbs

Funding Body

NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW

Grant Amount

$494,000

Grant Purpose:

Funding from the Cooler Suburbs stream will go towards planting 1,000 new trees in streets and parks and distributing trees to schools in a Carlton Canopy Corridor, stretching from Narwee to Kogarah Bay.

 

Category / Program

Green Innovation Stream

Funding Body

NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW

Grant Amount

$129,000

Grant Purpose:

Funding from the Green Innovations stream will go towards planting trees in urbanised areas in Georges River which will measure the benefits associated with increasing canopy cover in urban areas including improved health of residents.

 

Category / Program

Better Waste and Recycling Fund

Funding Body

The NSW Environment and Planning Agency

Grant Amount

$154,518

Grant Purpose:

This funding will support projects within Georges River to recycle more and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfill.

 

 

MOTION:

That the General Manager accept the grants on behalf of Council and continue to pursue grant funding for projects and programs of Council.