MINUTES


Community and Culture Committee

 

 

Monday, 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021

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PRESENT

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councillor Sandy Grekas (Chairperson) (audio visual connection), Councillor Lou Konjarski, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Warren Tegg (audio visual connection) and Councillor Christina Wu (audio visual connection).

 

COUNCIL STAFF

Director Community and Culture - Rebekah Schulz, Director City Strategy and Innovation - Sue Weatherley, Acting Manager Customer Experience and Events - Fiona Goumis, Acting Coordinator Strategy and Innovation - Stephanie Paduano, Research and Project Officer - Ann-Marie Svorinic, Technology Systems Officer - Alex Wong, Executive Services Officer - Neil Treadwell and EA to the Director Community and Culture - Franziska Mintus (Minutes).

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Grekas, opened the meeting at 6.00pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

 

Apologies/Leave of Absence 

MOTION: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Konjarski

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Kastanias 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 COM013-21 Quarterly Community Property Report - 1 January to 31 March 2021 for the reason that her son is a coach, Committee member and player at Carss Park Football Club. He also 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.

 

Councillor Tegg disclosed a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM013-21 Quarterly Community Property Report - 1 January to 31 March 2021 for the reason that his daughter plays football with Penshurst Panthers who use the facility at Olds Park. Councillor Tegg also coaches and is on the committee at St George AFC that also use the facility. Councillor Tegg remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

Councillor Grekas disclosed a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM013-21 Quarterly Community Property Report - 1 January to 31 March 2021 for the reason that her son plays for Renown United JRLFC which is based out of facilities at Renown Park (head lease with St Georges Junior Rugby League). Councillor Grekas remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

Councillor Konjarski made a verbal disclosure of a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM013-21 Quarterly Community Property Report - 1 January to 31 March 2021 for the reason that his children often play on the sports fields listed in the report as part of the visiting team. Councillor Konjarski 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    

COM011-21       Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 8 March 2021

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

That the Minutes of the Community and Culture Committee Meeting held on 8 March 2021 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COM012-21       Rewrite the Night - Night Time Economy Grants

(Report by Senior Project Officer)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Konjarski

(a)     That Council endorse the allocation of the remaining $40,000 in the COVID-19 Recovery Grants budget towards a Rewrite the Night Grant Program for small business as detailed in this report.

(b)     That to ensure that the grants are allocated to local businesses this financial year, the assessment and allocation of the “Rewrite the Night” grants be delegated to the General Manager.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

COM013-21       Quarterly Community Property Report - 1 January to 31 March 2021

(Report by Coordinator, Programming and Operations)

Note:     Councillors Landsberry, Tegg, Grekas and Konjarski each declared a Non-Significant, Non-Pecuniary interest in item COM013-21. All Councillors remained in the meeting and took part in consideration and voting on this item.

Recommendation: Councillor Konjarski and Councillor Tegg

That Council receives and notes the Community Property Report for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 6.10pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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 10 May 2021 meeting)

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Community and Culture Committee on 10 May 2021 (COM014-21).