Meeting Date: 23/04/2003

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITTEE
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 16TH APRIL, 2003



PRESENT

Committee Members:

Councillor M Lynch (Chairperson)
Councillor M Frawley
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor W Pickering

Council Staff:

Acting General Manager - Mr V Lampe
Acting Manager - Technical Services, Mr A Sharp
Manager Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George
Acting Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden
Cultural Development Co-Ordinator - Ms C Stevens

Waste Education Officer - Mrs J Haining
Engineering Secretary, Ms D Regan


The meeting commenced at 7.06 pm
The meeting adjourned at 7.07 pm to allow Members to be in attendance for a visual presentation at the Policy, Planning and Environment Committee. The Committee resumed at 7.45 pm


DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST

The following Councillor declared an interest in a matter before the Committee:



ITEMS

Item No: SD047 - 03 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 3 APRIL 2003
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00538

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

That the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.01 - 03 - BRIDGE STREET, HURSTVILLE - PARKING CONDITIONS BETWEEN FOREST ROAD AND KING GEORGES ROAD
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00687

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council install three (3) one hour parking spaces on the western side of Bridge Street, just south of the Centenary Bakery driveway.


FURTHER, THAT Council note there will now be ten (10) one-hour parking spaces and ten (10) all day parking spaces in Bridge Street, between Forest Road and King Georges Road.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.02 - 03 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - NATIONAL BLACKSPOT PROGRAM 2003/2004
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) R/00587

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council receive and note the report.


THAT Council accept the $80,000 National Blackspot Program Grant from the Roads and Traffic Authority for the period of 2003/2004 for the two (2) projects listed in the report.

FURTHER, THAT Council officers commence design work on both projects from 1 July 2003 to enable completion by the end of the calendar year.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.03 - 03 - PALLAMANA PARADE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR ROUNDABOUTS
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00974

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT based on the low traffic accident history and the low levels of traffic movements at the intersection of Pallamana Parade and Ponyara Road, and Pallamana Parade and Tallawalla Street, that the request for the installation of roundabouts at these intersections be denied.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.04 - 03 - GLOUCESTER ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST TO CONVERT A BUS STOP TO A BUS ZONE
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00801

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council convert the existing bus stop in front of No. 125 Gloucester Road to a full-time bus zone with an approximate length of 18 metres.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.05 - 03 - KINGSGROVE ROAD, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR A DEDICATED MAIL ZONE BETWEEN MORGAN STREET AND PATERSON AVENUE
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) R/00263

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council install a six (6) metre long “mail zone” on the western side of Kingsgrove Road, just north of the driveway access to the Post Office, as per the design plan presented at the meeting.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.06 - 03 - THE ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY'S CONCEPT OPTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS ALONG BEXLEY ROAD AT BEXLEY NORTH RAILWAY OVERBRIDGE
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/01534

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council note that this particular intersection is not within the Hurstville Local Government area.


FURTHER, THAT the Traffic Committee has suggested that Option 4 - which proposes to signalise the intersection of Bexley Road and Kingsgrove Avenue, would be the preferred option on the proviso that the proposed traffic signals are co-ordinated with the existing signals at the intersection of Bexley Road and Slade Road.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.07 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO FACILITATE THE RE-OPENING OF MEMORIAL SQUARE
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00781

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council endorse the closure of Forest Road, between MacMahon Street and the Palm Court carpark between the hours of 10.30 am and 11.00 am on Saturday, 12 April 2003.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.08 - 03 - ROAD SAFETY OFFICER'S REPORT - ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH 2003
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00538

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council receive and note the report.


FURTHER, THAT the Road Safety Officer be requested to investigate possible dates for the launch of the Road Safety Strategic Plan for the middle of May 2003.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.09 - 03 - NEXT HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00538

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council note that the next Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 1 May 2003 at 10.00 am.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.10 - 03 - BROADARROW ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT BEVERLY HILLS GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00692

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council’s Transportation Analyst organise a site meeting for interested Councillors, Traffic Committee members and Council officers with members of the Beverly Hills Girls’ High School Council and the Principal.


FURTHER, THAT a report on the outcome of the site meeting be forwarded back to the next available Traffic Advisory Committee meeting.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.11 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT LILY STREET
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00781

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the item be forwarded to the Roads and Traffic Authority for investigation and report.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.12 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, LUGARNO - PARKING CONDITIONS ADJACENT TO LUGARNO SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) T/00782

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council note that the parking problems in Forest Road, Lugarno adjacent to Lugarno Seafood Restaurant, which occurred in February and March 2003, have now been resolved.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD047.13 - 03 - MOUNTVIEW AVENUE, NARWEE - REQUEST BY TRANSGRID PTY LTD FOR A TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MOUNTVIEW AVENUE, BETWEEN JUNCTION STREET AND EDGBASTON ROAD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A JOINT BAY FOR THE TRANSGRID CABLE
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) 005984

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council approve the temporary closure of Mountview Avenue between Junction Road and Edgbaston Road, as per the Traffic Management Plan presented on the day of the meeting.


FURTHER, THAT all affected residents in Mercury Street, Balfour Road, Mountview Avenue, Edgbaston Road and Junction Road be notified of the temporary closure.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD048 - 03 - REINSTALLATION OF FLOODLIGHT TOWERS - PENSHURST PARK
(Report by Manager - Parks and Recreation, Mr A Sharp) P/00050

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT consent be granted by Council for the lodgement of a Development Application for the installation of floodlighting in Penshurst Park.


FURTHER, THAT the costs associated with the lodgement be provided from the Aquatic Centre Expansion Vote.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD049 - 03 - REQUEST TO HOLD ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE AT WAR MEMORIAL ON FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE
(Report by Engineer's Administrative Assistant, Mrs A Horne) C/00030

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the Returned Services League of Australia, Hurstville Sub-Branch, be permitted to use the War Memorial on Friday, 25 April 2003 at 6.00 am to hold their annual ANZAC Dawn Service.


FURTHER, THAT Council provide appropriate assistance such as barricades etc, as required.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD050 - 03 - TNT AUSTRALIA PTY. LIMITED - REQUEST TO HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PICNIC AT EVATT PARK
(Report by Engineer's Administrative Assistant, Mrs A Horne) P/00029

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT TNT Australia Pty Limited be permitted to use Evatt Park on Sunday, 23 November 2003 for their Annual Christmas Picnic, subject to the granting of a S68 Approval, and on the condition that the grounds are shared with St. George Junior Baseball as done so in previous years.


THAT the matter regarding the use of amusement devices during the event be referred to Council's Law Enforcement Officers for assessment under S68 of the Local Government Act 1993, in accordance with Council's Policy regarding such matters.

THAT a booking fee of $170.50 be imposed.

FURTHER, THAT a refundable damage deposit of $1,000.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left tidy and undamaged.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD051 - 03 - VETERAN AND VINTAGE CHEVROLET ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA - REQUEST TO HOLD ANNUAL STATIC CAR DISPLAY AND CHRISTMAS PICNIC
(Report by Engineer's Administrative Assistant, Mrs Alison Horne) P/00029

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT permission be granted to VVCAA to hold their annual Static Car Display and Kids Christmas Picnic at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Sunday, 6 December 2003.


THAT Council impose a booking fee of $170.50 and a damage deposit of $1,000.00 to ensure the park is left tidy.

THAT any damage to the Reserve surface, underground or overhead services, kerb and gutter, fences and driveway crossings caused by the usage of the event is the responsibility of the applicant and must be reinstated immediately by the applicant to the satisfaction of Council's representatives.

THAT Council reserves the right to withdraw this authority in the case of prolonged inclement weather.

THAT any changes to the event (eg. date, hours) be requested in writing prior to commencement.

THAT VVCAA will need to provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.

FURTHER, THAT the Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet vehicles park at the back of Linden Crescent near the swing set.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD052 - 03 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - WOODLANDS AVENUE, LUGARNO
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) R/00675 & R/00526

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council accept the Design Fee of $363.00, plus the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $142.10, to improve the level of lighting in Woodlands Avenue, Lugarno.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD053 - 03 - HURSTVILLE OVAL - NOMINATED AS SYDNEY'S PREMIER CRICKET GROUND
(Report by Director - Service Delivery, Mr V Lampe) P/00034

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the information be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT sincere congratulations be extended by Council in writing to those staff involved, specifically Brett Blacklock, Adam Lewis, Matt Hoban and Bradley Horne for their excellence, hard work and achievement in receiving this honour.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)



Item No: SD054 - 03 - CIVIC CENTRE - CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER REPLACEMENT
(Report by Manager - Special Projects, Mr K Azer) A/00021

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT $160,000 be voted from the Property Maintenance Reserve for the replacement of the centrifugal chiller and control panel.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD055 - 03 - FAMILY DAY CARE CENTRE AT NO. 19 CONNELLY STREET, PENSHURST
(Report by Manager - Special Projects, Mr K Azer) 001054

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the urgent sewer repairs at the Family Day Care Centre at 19 Connelly Street, Penshurst, be funded from Working Funds Surplus.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD056 - 03 - NATIONAL FAMILY DAY CARE CONFERENCE 11-13 SEPTEMBER, 2003
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon) C/00067

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT approval be granted for two staff from Family Day Care to attend the National Family Day Care Conference on 11-13 September, 2003 and that the registration fee of $1,120 be met by Council.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD057 - 03 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE COMMUNITY SAFETY COMMITTEE
(Report by Acting Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) C/00180

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the minutes be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT the draft Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan be adopted and placed on public exhibition in accordance with the provisions of the Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD058 - 03 - MILES FRANKLIN MEMORIAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
(Report by Cultural Development Co-ordinator - Ms C Stevens and Senior Librarian Information Services - Mr P Edney) P/00477

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council approve the project as detailed in this report.


THAT Council approve the extended use of the garage space at Gladwyn to include arts-based activity, in accordance with an agreed contract as set out in this report.

FURTHER, THAT Council agree to the placement of the Miles Franklin Memorial on the forecourt of Hurstville House so that a Development Application may be lodged.

(Moved Clr B Geigerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD059 - 03 - REVIEW OF COMMUNITY SERVICES POSITIONS
(Report by Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George and Acting Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) P/00138

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council restructure the Indigenous Community Worker position currently specifically identified as a position for ATSI peoples to become a Community Worker - Multicultural & Indigenous Services position that is no longer an identified position for ATSI peoples.


FURTHER, THAT the current Community Development Coordinator position be restructured as a Community Worker - Aged and Disability Services position.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD060 - 03 - CHANGZHOU SISTER CITY BOOK DONATION
(Report by Senior Librarian - Acquisitions and Central Branch - Mr M McGilchrist) L/00024

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council send an official letter of thanks to the Mayor of Changzhou City, and consider the possibility of a return gift to Changzhou Library of English language books by Australian authors and about Sydney and Australia.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD061 - 03 - ANNUAL CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY HELD ON SUNDAY, 2ND MARCH 2003
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) W/00073

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)



Item No: SD062 - 03 - ILLEGAL DUMPING CLEAN UP AND DETERRENCE GRANTS PROGRAM
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services & Waste Education Officer, Mrs J Haining) W/00063

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)



Item No: SD063 - 03 - MUD WASTE EDUCATION PROGRAM
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services) W/00045

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT an awards program be developed to encourage Real Estate Agents and Strata Managers to take a proactive approach and to work collaboratively with Council to improve problems associated with waste management in home units.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)





The meeting finished at 8.05 pm.


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CHAIRPERSON



COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Minutes of the Service Delivery Meeting held on 16/04/2003 be adopted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr M Lynch)