MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17 DECEMBER, 1997 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:
Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Clergy Representative:


National Anthem and Opening Prayer:
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
26/11/1997
Council Meeting -
3/12/1997
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE
Condolence:

The Mayor requested that Council's deepest sympathies be conveyed to Council's Senior Technical Services Librarian, Ms Petronella Dyamini-Mavunga, and to her family following the tragic death of her sister in a car accident in Zambia.

The late Mr
A E (Ted) Matthews:

Councillor P R Sansom requested that Council record the passing of Mr Albert Edward (Ted) Matthews whose death on 9 December 1997 at 101 years of age removed the last NSW link with the first Gallipoli landing on April 25, 1918, and marked the passing of an era of great significance in the formation of Australia's cultural ethos.

NSW Bush Fires:

The Mayor paid tribute to the courage and dedication of the volunteer bushfire brigades and extended Council's deepest sympathy to the families of Mr Ted Hughes, Mr Col Eather and young local hero, Mr Peter Estcourt, whose lives had been lost fighting the bushfires threatening lives and homes at Lithgow and Menai.

OTHER MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE:

NSW Waste Board
Awards:

The Mayor reported that together with Councillor P R Sansom he had represented Council at the NSW Waste Board Awards. The awards were based on performance in achieving waste reduction targets set by the Government in the 1996/97 financial year and he was pleased to advise that Council ranked third in the Southern Sydney Waste Board Region.

Penshurst West Youth Club:

Councillor B Giegerl reported on the Annual General Meeting of the Penshurst West Youth Club she had attended with Councillor B McDonald and advised that the President, Mr Ron Hargreaves, and Secretary, Mrs Helen Moar, had relinquished their positions after many years service. Councillor Giegerl requested that Council recognise their many years of service to the club with a letter of appreciation and extend Council's best wishes for the future to Mr Hargreaves and Mrs Moar.

Greenleaves Exchange
Program Students:

Councillor M M Smith drew attention to the achievements of students Nicole Fong who gained first place in Year 10 for Japanese and Elizabeth McManus who was Dux of Year 11. Both students had participated in the Greenleaves Exchange Program with Shiroishi, Council's sister city in Japan - Nicole in 1995 and Elizabeth in 1994 - an experience that had undoubtedly contributed to their subsequent success.

Visit to Changzhou, China:

Councillor P R Sansom referred to the self-funded visit to Changzhou made with Councillor C G Neil to represent Council at an official function hosted by Changzhou, and suggested that the following matters would be worthwhile pursuing further. Firstly, the Changzhou Painting and Calligraphy Academy whose members were very highly regarded in China had expressed an interest in exhibiting examples of their work and possibly holding workshops in Australia if Council were willing to facilitate the visit. Secondly, a matter that could be taken up with local travel agents was the offer of beneficial treatment while in Changzhou for Hurstville residents travelling to China and including Changzhou in their itinerary. Thirdly, they had brought back a video demonstrating potential areas of trade which would be made available to interested business people. Councillor Neil added that another tangible benefit arising from the visit was the preferential trading status offered by Changzhou to its sister city connections. In conclusion, the Mayor advised that there continued to be an exchange of correspondence on the progress of the sister city relationship between Hurstville and Changzhou which it was hoped would be formalised in the first half of 1998.
Congratulations:


Hurstville RSL:


Dora Street/Queens Road Traffic Lights:



DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

The following Councillors declared an interest in matters before the Council -

Clr F Dominelli - Item 4.30A (Quotations for Vehicles) in view of his vehicle dealership; and
Clr P R Sansom - Item 5.05.07 (22 Austral Street, Penshurst) for the record advised that there was no longer any family connection with this property
Clr M O Frawley - Item 7.07 (Presentation to Council) by virtue of being a Director of the St George Budapest Soccer Club and the Illawarra Catholic Club
Clr M V Lynch - Item 7.07 (Presentation to Council) by virtue of being a Director of the Illawarra Catholic Club
Clr M M Smith - Item 4.05.17 (Danebank School) as a Member of the School Council
Clr W F Pickering - Item 4.20 (Quotations for Vehicles) as he was an employee of a company associated with one of the companies submitting a quotation
Clr J Griffin - Item 5.04.02 (68 Roberts Avenue) as owner of the property

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillors M M Smith, W F Pickering and F Dominelli withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 4.05.17, Item 4.20 and Item 4.30A respectively

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor J Griffin withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 5.04.02.
Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillors M O Frawley and M V Lynch withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 7.07.
Note: Re: Amendments to LEP Nos. 4 and 13: In response to a question from Councillor P R Sansom, the Acting Divisional Manager - Policy Planning and Environment, Mr Tim Stewart, replied that letters had been sent to the Minister, Local Members and the Department urging support for amendments to LEP No. 4 (a restriction on residential floor space in 3a zones) and LEP No. 13 (2-storey height limits in 3a zones in Peakhurst Ward excluding Riverwood) and had further advised that preparation of a DCP to achieve the objectives of these plans was under way.LAW & ORDER COMMITTEE - 25/11/1997


COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE -16/12/1997

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

WORKS COMMITTEE

ITEM 4.28 ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE COMMITTEE
DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report


ITEM 5.02.01 124 MILLETT STREET, HURSTVILLE - DETACHED DUAL OCCUPANCY
NOTICES OF MOTION

1. The following Notice of Motion, signed by all Councillors, was distributed at the commencement of the meeting and was subsequently read to Council by the Mayor. All Members being present and with the concurrence of the Mayor, the motion, duly moved and seconded, was considered and on being put to the meeting was declared by the Mayor to be unanimously CARRIED.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item(s) be considered in Committee of the Whole for the reason that publicity may be prejudicial to the interests of the Council or the individuals concerned and that Council staff (other than members of the Executive, and the City Recorder), and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber.



DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

Item 3.01 Staff Matter
Item 3.02 Property Matter - Beverly Hills
Item 3.03 Property Matter - Suite 4B Hurstville House
Item 3.04 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.05A Property Matter - Suite 1B Hurstville House
Item 3.06A Property Matter - Suite 3A and Fifth Floor Hurstville House


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Quotations for Vehicles - Law Enforcement Officers' Vehicle
Item 4.02A Quotations for Vehicles


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 5.01 Legal Matter
Item 5.02 Legal Matter



ACTING DIVISIONAL MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 7.01 Containers Packaging Pty Ltd


Further, that in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(1) and (2) of the Act for the reason(s) above-stated, the reports and correspondence relating to these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 3.01 STAFF MATTER - (See Item 3.07 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - BEVERLY HILLS (See Item 3.09 -Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.03 PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 4B HURSTVILLE HOUSE - (See Item 3.16 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.04 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (Item 3.22 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.05A PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 1B HURSTVILLE HOUSE - (See Item 3.27A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.06A PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 3A AND THE FIFTH FLOOR HURSTVILLE HOUSE - (See Item 3.28A - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 QUOTATIONS FOR VEHICLES - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' VEHICLE (See Item 4.20 - Divisional Manager' - Engineering's Report No. 1)

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor W F Pickering withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of the debate and voting on this matter.

ITEM 4.02A QUOTATIONS FOR VEHICLES (See Item 4.30A - Divisional Manager' - Engineering's Report No. 1)

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor F Dominelli withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of the debate and voting on this matter.


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 5.01 LEGAL MATTER - 23 -27 MACMAHON STREET AND 10-12 WOODVILLE STREET, HURSTVILLE (See Item 5.05.01 of the Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report No. 1)

ITEM 5.02 LEGAL MATTER - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF 12 HOME UNITS AT 22-24 AUSTRAL STREET, HURSTVILLE (See Item 5.05.05 of the Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report No. 1)

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S
REPORT NO. 1

ITEM 7.01 CONTAINERS PACKAGING PTY LTD (See Item 7.02 of the Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report No. 1) LATE MATTERS:

ITEM 1 LEAVE OF ABSENCE


OPEN COUNCIL


THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.05 PM


CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY - EIGHT



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CHAIRPERSON