MAYORAL MINUTE

Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

MAYORAL MINUTE - AQUATIC CENTRE
The $8.5 Million expansion to the Aquatic Centre is nearing completion with final hand over expected in the near future.

This project is one of the most important that has been undertaken by this Council and it is therefore appropriate that the opening of the expanded Aquatic Centre be celebrated in a fitting manner.

To this end I seek Council’s approval to establish a small committee who will be charged with the task of ensuring a successful launch. I propose that this Committee will comprise of Mr Kevin Greene, Member for Georges River, Mr Phil Bates OAM, Chairman of the Hurstville Community Committee and Mr Victor Lampe, Council’s Director Service Delivery. I also will be on this Committee in an Ex Officio role.
It is anticipated that there will be a range of activities to celebrate the opening.


Vince Badalati
Mayor.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED AT
THE COUNCIL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2003


Summary:
MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST, 2003

Item No: CCL151-03 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH
SEPTEMBER, 2003

Item No: CCL152-03 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY, PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER, 2003

Item No: CCL153-03 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17TH

SEPTEMBER, 2003

Item No: CCL154 - 03 RETURN OF THANKS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) C/00278

Item No: CCL155 - 03 REMINDERS

(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) C/00123

Item No: CCL156 - 03 LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUCH FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) P/00081


Item No: CCL157-03 - 51-55A WOODLANDS AVENUE, LUGARNO - NAMING OF PRIVATE RIGHT OF CARRIAGEWAY
(Report by Manager - Development Advice, Mr P Green)

DA 20010177

Item No: CCL158 - 03 SYDNEY AIRPORT PRELIMINARY DRAFT MASTER PLAN SYDNEY AIRPORT PRELIMINARY DRAFT MASTER PLAN 2003/04
(Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Mr M Jericho) A00003


Item No: CCL159 - 03 - SIGNAGE AUDIT IN HURSTVILLE CBD UPDATE
(Report by Hurstville Place Manager Ms Cheryl Flynn) T/01433



Item No: CCL160-03 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003
(Report by Hurstville Place Manager) QWN 22-03


Item No: CCL161 - 03 - PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL MATTER - DELINQUENT RATEPAYERS REPORT AS AT 31 AUGUST, 2003
(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood)

Item No: CCL162 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - KINGSGROVE
Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Mr M Jeriocho) 008552

Item No: CCL163 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - OWNERS CONSENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL PROPERTY

(Report by Commercial Manager) 03/00692

Item No: CCL164 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - ROBERTS AVENUE, PEAKHURST
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) R/00542



Item No: CCL165-03 PROPERTY MATTER - PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR YOUTH CENTRE
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 000376


Item No: CCL166 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/01037

Item No: CCL167 - 03 COMMERCIALISATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(Report by Director - Administration, Mr D Rosenbaum)

Item No: CCL168A-03 2003 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Item No: CCL169A-03 COUNCIL BUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS AS PART OF STRUCTURAL REFORM






___________________________________________________________________________
Meeting No. 8 to be held on 24th September, 2003




HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL

CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE 2220


16 September, 2003

His Worship the Mayor and the Councillors

Dear Member,

I have by direction to request your attendance at a meeting of the Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hurstville, on WEDNESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2003 at 7.00 P.M. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,



GENERAL MANAGER

NATIONAL ANTHEM
OPENING PRAYER: Reverend Allan Beavan, St George Anglican Hurstville

STATEMENT “The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the
BY MAYOR: land on which this meeting is being held as the Bidjigal Clan of the Eora Nation.”
B U S I N E S S:

1. Confirmation of Minutes2. Apologies
3. Mayoral Minute
4. Privilege
a) Condolences
b) Other Matters of Privilege
5. Disclosure of Nature and Interest in Matters before Council
6. a) Council Meeting Reports
b) Reports from Committees
i. Administration Committee
ii. Policy Planning & Environment Committee
iii. Service Delivery Committee
7. Notices of Motion
8. Questions Without Notice
9. Motion to proceed to Committee of the Whole to consider Confidential Matters, and to consider
representations from the public as to whether the meeting is to be closed
10. Adoption of Recommendations of Committee of the Whole.


MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST, 2003 AT 7.08 P.M.



PRESENT

Council Members:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati (Chairperson)
Councillor M Lynch
Councillor M Frawley (arrived at 7.20pm)
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor S McMahon
Councillor S Chan
Councillor C Lee
Councillor J Morris
Councillor C Wong (Deputy Mayor)
Councillor P Sansom

Council Staff:

General Manager, Mr J Patterson
Director - Administration, Mr D Rosenbaum
Director - Policy, Planning and Environment, Ms R Tyne
Director - Service Delivery, Mr V Lampe
Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park
Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O’Connor

Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve
Communications Officer, Ms L Smith
Acting Manager – Community Services, Mr D Linden
Manager Community & Library Services, Ms L George

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp
Acting Curator - Museum, Ms E Blair
Commercial Manager - Mr C Lawlor
Minute Clerk, Mrs T Zabaras


By Invitation:
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre Manager, Mr D'Bruin

Opening Prayer:
Following the National Anthem, the meeting was led in the Opening Prayer by His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati in the absence of a representative from the Minister's Fraternal.


Statement by the Mayor: The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners
of the land on which this meeting is being held as the
Bidjigal Clan of the Eora Nation.


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 23/07/2003

Minute No 319
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 23rd July, 2003 as previously circulated to each Councillor, be confirmed as a correct record.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Special Council Meeting - 6/08/2003

Minute No 320
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 6th August, 2003 as previously circulated to each Councillor, be confirmed as a correct record.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr C Lee)



APOLOGIES

Apologies for inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Councillors W Pickering and S Nasser and an apology for late arrival was tendered on behalf of Councillor M Frawley.

Minute No 321
RESOLVED THAT the apologies and late arrival be received and leave of absence granted.(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


MAYORAL MINUTES

Centennial Bakery Building

An error published in the property section of Tuesday’s Leader has led to a great deal of confusion within the community as to the future of the Centenary Bakery Building. An item appeared in the ‘Domain’ section of the newspaper showing a photograph of the Centennial Bakery Building and text stating that it was a 230 square metre commercial property currently for sale.

This item is totally incorrect and has resulted in a number of calls to Council from both the media and members of the public inquiring about Council’s future intentions in respect of the museum. The item appears to be a comedy of errors as Council currently has no plans to sell the Bakery Building.

Gunning Commercial has written to the Council explaining that the wrong picture was attached to editorial for a property they are currently marketing. The property which was supposed to be in the photograph is Suite 53, 2-8 Bridge Street which is about 50 metres further up the street from the Centennial Bakery Building. For some reason our building was confused with the property which is for sale, resulting in its photograph being published as a potential commercial investment. Gunning Commercial have been in contact with the Leader to rectify this error and I understand a correction will be published in next week’s edition of the newspaper.


Bert O'Connor - Mayor of Hurstville 1983-1984

Hurstville City Council mourns the passing of one of its previous Mayors, Mr Albert (Bert) O’Connor, who died at Nowra Hospital on Saturday, 26th July, aged 78 years.

Bert O’Connor was elected as Councillor in August 1978 in a by-election after the death of Councillor Gordon Hill. Mr O’Connor went on to become Deputy Mayor in 80/81, 81/82 and 82/83, before becoming Mayor in April of 1983 at the retirement of Gary Punch. He continued his Mayoral role until September 1984 and continued to be active on the Council until his retirement in 1987.

Mr O’Connor was employed by the Public Transport Commission of NSW for 38 years before joining the Council. His particular areas of interest included improving the reliability of bus services and initiating the famous St George Great Train Festival of that era.

Mr O’Connor moved to Vincentia after retiring from the Council. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Margaret and Sheila his brother Kevin and their families, his wife Joy (who still lives in Hurstville) and his stepdaughter Dianne.

Mr O’Connor’s funeral was held on Wednesday, 30th July at the Shoalhaven Lawn Cemetery Chapel.


Vince Badalati
Mayor


MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolences:

His Worship The Mayor and also Councillor B Giegerl advised of the sad passing of MR WAYNE RICHARDS Mayor of Hastings Council who passed away on Wednesday 20th August, 2003. Councillor Richards was a highly respected man who was elected to Hastings Council in 1995 and had been Mayor since 1996. His death is a tragedy and he will be greatly missed. A floral arrangement expressing the deepest sympathy of the Mayor, Councillors, General Manager and Staff was sent to the home of Mrs Christine Richards and family on Wednesday 20th August, 2003.


Councillor B Giegerl also advised of the sad passing of MR FRANK PUNCH on Sunday 15th June, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. Frank is the father of Mr Gary Punch, who was a former Councillor and Mayor of Hurstville Council, and it was requested that condolences and the deepest sympathy be sent to the Punch family on behalf of the Mayor, Councillors, General Manager and Staff.


His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati advised of the passing of MR JOHN MOORE father of Ms Sue Moore, Council's Casual Customer Service Officer. Mr Moore died in Calvary Hospital on Wednesday 23rd July, 2003. A floral arrangement expressing the deepest sympathy of the Mayor, Councillors, General Manager and Staff was sent to the Moore family on Monday 28th July, 2003.

Minute No 322
RESOLVED THAT condolences be conveyed as requested.


Council then observed a period of silence as a mark of respect.


Other Matters:

Soccer Grand Finals - Challenge to Rockdale Council

Councillor J Morris advised that the finals of the Premier League Soccer will be played at St George Oval on Saturday night 30th August, 2003 between Oatley West and Arncliffe - which in turn represents Hurstville and Rockdale Councils.
Councillor Morris then issued a challenge to Rockdale Council that, should Oatley West win the competition, Rockdale must fly the Hurstville flag outside their Council Chambers and vice-versa.

"Kiss-A-Thon" - Attempt at a World Record at Lugarno Lions - Spring Fair

Councillor J Morris also advised that an attempt at a world record will be undertaken at the Lugarno Lions "Spring Fair" on Sunday 21st September, 2003 in a "Kiss-A-Thon". At midday, a mass kissing display by as many couples as possible will take place for one (1) minute in an attempt to break the current world record held by the Canadians. People are requested to bring their own partners and register for this Charity event. The event will be televised by Channel 10, and documented by The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader for the Guinness Book of Records.


Roselands Sports and Aquatic Club

Councillor P Sansom advised that he attended the Roselands Sports & Aquatics Club - "Annual Dinner"on 19th July, 2003 and reported the club helps support people with disabilities and are heavily involved with the Special Olympics. Councillor Sansom noted that he recently received a letter from the Roselands Sports and Aquatic Club thanking Hurstville City Council for their support in this venture.


DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

Clr M Lynch Item PPE044-03 – Draft Amendment to Development Control PLan No.4 - Hurstville Town Centre (Block 15G & Part Block 15F) - Corner Cross and Crofts Street (Crosswalk House) - New Illawarra Catholic Club by virtue of being a Director of the Illawarra Catholic Club.

Clr M Frawley Item PPE044-03 – Draft Amendment to Development Control PLan No.4 - Hurstville Town Centre (Block 15G & Part Block 15F) - Corner Cross and Crofts Street (Crosswalk House) - New Illawarra Catholic Club by virtue of being a Director of the Illawarra Catholic Club.

Clr B Giegerl COW088-03 – Property Matter - Status Report for Council Development Properties by virtue of the fact that her Solicitor is part of a Legal Firm mentioned in the report.

Councillor B Giegerl then requested that due to the fact that she had an interest in this item and also because this report was a regular monthly update, she requested that the property matters be separated so that she can vote accordingly.

MOVE A MOTION

Minute No 325

RESOLVED THAT the property matters be separated within the standard "Status Report for Council Development Properties" as requested by Councillor Giegerl.

(Moved Clr J Morris / Seconded Clr M Lynch)


COUNCIL MEETING REPORTS

Minute No 324
Item No: CCL127 - 03 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH AUGUST, 2003

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Administration Meeting held on 20/08/2003 be adopted

with the exception of the following items: ADM123-03 and ADM127-03.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Interest:
In accordance with the interests declared, Councillors M Lynch and M Frawley withdrew
from the Council Meeting for the period of debate and voting on Item PPE044-03.

Minute No 325
Item No: CCL128 - 03 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY PLANNING

AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY
20TH AUGUST, 2003

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Policy Planning and Environment Meeting held on 20/08/2003 be adopted.


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Minute No 326
Item No: CCL129 - 03 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 20TH AUGUST, 2003


RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Service Delivery Committee Meeting held on 20/08/2003 be adopted with the exception of the following items: SD119-02-03, SD119-09-03, SD119-16-03, SD119-19-03, SD127-03, SD132-03 & SD152A-03.


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr C Lee)



Minute No 327
Item No: CCL130 - 03 - RETURN OF THANKS

(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) C/00278

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Minute No 328
Item No: CCL131 - 03 - SYDNEY ANGLICAN SCHOOLS CORPORATION (DANEBANK) - NON-RATEABLE LAND CLASSIFICATION

(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood) 03/00189

RESOLVED That Council grant rate exemption to the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation (Danebank) in respect of their properties located at 85 The Avenue and 80 Park Road Hurstville from 1 July 2003 under Section 555(1)(f) of the Local Government Act.


(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 329
Item No: CCL132 - 03 - THE CHURST OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - NON RATEABLE LAND CLASSIFICATION (R/00064)
(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood)

RESOLVED THAT Council grant rate exemption to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints NSW in respect of their property located at 20 Kemp Street Mortdale from 1 July 2003.


(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 330
Item No: CCL133 - 03 - ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY - NON RATEABLE LAND CLASSIFICATION
(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood) R/00564

RESOLVED THAT Council grant rate exemption under Section 556 (h) of the Local Government Act to the St Vincent de Paul Society in respect of their property located at 295 Belmore Road Riverwood from 1 July 2003.


(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 331
Item No: CCL134 - 03 - STATE RAIL AUTHORITY - NON RATEABLE LAND CLASSIFICATION
(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood) 03/00189

RESOLVED THAT Council grant rate exemption under Section 555(1)(a) of the Local Government Act to the State Rail Authority in respect of their property located at 281c Forest Road Hurstville, from 1 July 2003 until such time as the property is re-leased.


(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 332
Item No: CCL135 - 03 - AMENDING INSPECTION FEES FOR ADDITIONS AND CLASS 10 BUILDINGS TO CATER FOR THE NEW CIVICVIEW SYSTEM

(Report by Manager - Environmental Health and Building, Ms J Nicol) F/00007

RESOLVED THAT Council, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, advertise the amended inspection fees for additions/garages/carports, seeking comments.


FURTHER, THAT a report be brought back to Council following the advertising period.

(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 333
Item No: CCL136 - 03 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF NSW - 2003 - ANNUAL CONFERENCE

(Report by Manager Administration, Mr L Mifsud) C/00189

RESOLVED THAT it be noted that Councillors B Giegerl and M Frawley will be attending the Conference as Members of the LGA Exectuvie and that Councillors; V Badalati, S McMahon, P Sansom and C Lee also attend as Council's voting delegates.


FURTHER, THAT other interested Councillors, the General Manager and staff approved by the General Manager be authorised to attend.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Minute No 334
Item No: CCL137 - 03 - AUSTRALIAN SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE
(Report by Manager Administration, Mr L Mifsud)

RESOLVED THAT interested Councillors, the General Manager and staff approved by the General Manager be authorised to attend the Australian Sister Cities Association National Conference to be held in Orange from Saturday, 8th November to Wednesday 12th November, 2003.


THAT an appropriate Officer approved by the General Manager, be authorised to attend the Conference with the Greenhands Display, if permitted by the Conference Organisers.

FURTHER, THAT any costs and out-of-pocket expenses associated with the Conference be paid by Council.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Minute No 335
Item No: CCL138 - 03 - PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL MATTER - DELINQUENT RATEPAYERS REPORT AS AT 31ST JULY, 2003
(Report by Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood)

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Government Act, 1993, and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(a) 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act, 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relates to personal matters concerning particular individuals where disclosure of the information would convey information of a private and personal nature of those individuals and also financial matters, where disclosure of the information would confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting business which could be detrimental to Council’s financial position in the matter, and therefore, not in the public interest.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration in the Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 336
Item No: CCL139 - 03 - COMPLAINTS - COUNCIL'S PARKING OFFICERS
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) P/00242

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to personnel matters concerning particular individuals.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 337
Item No: CCL140 - 03 - QUOTATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
(Report by Manager - Supply & Risk Management, Mr P Crutchley)

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(d1) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 338
Item No: CCL141 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
(Report by Commercial Manager - Mr C Lawlor) T01424

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 339
Item No: CCL142 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00343

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 340
Item No: CCL143 - 03 - HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE - PERSONNEL MATTER
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 03/00299

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to personnel matters concerning particular individuals.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 341
Item No: CCL144 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - SALE OF ROAD STOPPER - LUGARNO
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00241

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 342
Item No: CCL145 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS OF COMMERCIAL LEASE ACTIVITIES
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) -

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 343
Item No: CCL146 - 03 - HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE SERVICE AGREEMENT
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) MIS/00727, MIS/00781

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(d1) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 344
Item No: CCL147A - 03 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURAL REFORM
(Report by General Manager, Mr J Patterson) 03/00473

RESOLVED THAT Council submit the following resolutions to the Minister in regard to structural reform and also include a copy of the General Manager’s report in regard to this matter.


THAT Council seek a boundary adjustment between Kogarah and Hurstville City Councils as follows:-
· commencing from the centre-line of Woniora Road at its intersection with King Georges Road.
· east and south-east along the centre-line of Woniora Road to the centre-line of its intersection with Railway Parade.
· from the point east along the centre-line of Railway Parade to the Hurstville suburban boundary at Woids Avenue.
· then north-west to the existing boundary in the Illawarra railway line reserve.

THAT Council seek a boundary adjustment between Rockdale and Hurstville City Councils, as follows:-
· from the centreline of Dowsett Street Kingsgrove North along the eastern boundary of commercial property fronting Kingsgrove Road.
· across Edward Street north along the eastern side of service laneway/Brocklehurst Lane.
· incorporating the sealed area at the northern end of the laneway, then north along the eastern boundary of the adjacent properties to the centreline of the railway.
· from there west to meet the existing boundary of the centreline of Kingsgrove Road.

THAT Council seek a boundary adjustment between Canterbury and Hurstville City Councils, as follows:
· to transfer all lands south of the centre-line of the M5 East Freeway reserve between King Georges Road and Kingsgrove Road to Hurstville City Council with all properties to the north to be vested in Canterbury City Council.

THAT the Minister be advised that over the last twelve months or so Council has:

i) undertaken significant internal reforms which included a comprehensive organisation review and subsequent major restructure.
ii) undertaken substantial process reviews which are ongoing.
iii) currently implementing its CivicView software which will deliver state of the art financial and resource management capabilities to the organisation. and as a result Council will be better equipped and have the capacity to deliver services to its community.

THAT the Minister be advised Hurstville is currently seeking relevant discussions with neighbouring Councils and responses from these discussions will be considered by Hurstville Council on the 24 September 2003 and subsequently submitted for the Minister’s consideration.

FURTHER, THAT the outcome of discussions with neighbouring Councils be submitted to the Ordinary Meeting of Council to the held on the 24 September, 2003 or earlier, if deemed necessary by the Mayor and General Manager.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 345
Item No: CCL148A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS OF PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 012285 & 03/00225

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 346
Item No: CCL149A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - OWNER'S CONSENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL PROPERTY
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00692

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Minute No 347
Item No: CCL150A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - INSURANCE OF COUNCIL PROPERTY

(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) -

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.


THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

Minute No 348
ITEM ADM123-03 - SISTER CITIES - PROPOSED FORMATION OF COMMITTEE UNDER SECTION 355 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT

RESOLVED THAT Council establish a Section 355 Committee under the Local Government Act to oversee cultural, youth and sporting exchange programs related to Sister Cities, Twin Town & Friendly Towns as outlined in the report with the addition of a Business Representative being included on the Committee.

THAT Councillors P Sansom and C Lee be elected as Council's delegate and alternative delegate respectively to the Section 355 Committee.

FURTHER, THAT the Events and Protocol Officer be authorised to co-ordinate the formation of the Section 355 Committee.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr M Lynch)

Minute No 349
ITEM ADM127-03 - SISTER CITIES - VISIT TO SHIROISHI

RESOLVED THAT a report be submitted to the next meeting of Council outlining the activities to be held at Shiroishi's 50th Anniversary Celebrations and for Council to determine the most appropriate event to attend.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITTEE

Minute No 350
ITEM 119-02-03 - DA/252-02 NO. 443-453 KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS, REDEVELOPMENT OF CINEMA COMPLEX
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) DA/252-02
1. THAT Council receive and note the comments of the Traffic Committee:

i) that the Traffic Committee raise no objection to the proposed basement parking layout and vehicular access driveway to the proposed Development Application 252/02, as presented on the day of the meeting.

(ii) that it be noted that the proposed on-site parking provision of 212 spaces exceeds the minimum requirement of 205 spaces which was set by the independent assessor, in 2002.

(iii) that should DA/252-02 be approved that a condition of development consent be the installation of a variable message parking sign at the intersection of Edgbaston Road and Hampden Lane, that electronically indicates the number of car spaces available in the cinema carpark.

2. THAT Council approve the implementation of one-way traffic (southbound) in Hampden Lane from Edgbaston Road to Stoney Creek Road and one-way traffic (westbound) in the Unnamed Lane between Hampden Lane and Hampden Street on a trial basis for six (6) months to be monitored carefully with the view to making this trial arrangement permanent.

THAT a site-meeting be held between Council officers and interested Councillors with regards to the future treatment of the dead-end section of the Unnamed Lane between King Georges Road and Hampden Lane.

THAT all affected properties adjacent to Hampden Lane be notified of the trial one-way traffic system and all residents likely to be affected, also notified.

THAT a caveat be placed on the notification letter stating that the trial is not related to the proposed development application and does not prejudice any future decision by Council on the proposed development application.

THAT the above notification be undertaken via a letter box drop.

FURTHER THAT a plan be drawn up showing the location of the proposed notification letters and that this plan and the content of the letter be approved by Ward Councillors prior to the letter box drop.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl /Seconded Clr S McMahon)

It be noted that Councillor C Wong left and returned to the Chamber during discussion on this item.

Minute No 351
ITEM 119-09-03 - EVANS STREET, PEAKHURST - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS BETWEEN OGILVY STREET AND JOHNSTONE STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00775

RESOLVED THAT the matter be deferred pending written advice from the RTA and Police in relation to traffic calming options in narrow-width roads and a further report submitted back to Council.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 352
ITEM 119-16-03 - NAPPER AVENUE, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR ROUNDABOUT
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00885

RESOLVED THAT the intersection at Erskine Street, Napper Avenue and Littleton Street continue to be monitored and that a further report be submitted back to Council within 3 months.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 353
ITEM 119-19-03 - THURLOW STREET AND ROMILLY STREET, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR THRESHOLD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/01068

RESOLVED THAT Council install edgeline markings and rumble bars on the north-eastern side of the existing concrete median at the intersection of Thurlow Street and Romilly Street to reduce the speed of southbound vehicles on the curve.

FURTHER, THAT the intersection be monitored and a progress report be submitted back to Council within 3 months.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Minute No 354
ITEM 127-03 - CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION IN HURSTVILLE MEMORIAL SQUARE
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) C/00167

RESOLVED THAT Council proceed with the feasibility study as outlined in the report.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 355
ITEM 132-03 - HURSTVILLE CATCHMENT HYDRAULIC STUDY
(Report by Manager - Design & Investigation, Mr M Ward)

RESOLVED THAT Council defer this matter pending a further report (including legal advice) to a future meeting of Council.


(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 356
ITEM 152A-03 - PROPOSED RELOCATION OF ST GEORGE REGIONAL MUSEUM
(Report by Manager- Library & Community Services, Ms L George and Museum Curator, Ms R Schulz) R/00696

RESOLVED THAT as a matter of courtesy, consultation be undertaken with the Hurstville Historical Society, Friends of the Museum and other interested groups associated with the Museum in relation to the proposed relocation of the St George Regional Museum to No. 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville currently known as Fanari's Restaurant.

THAT should the majority of the community groups involved in the consultation process agree with the proposal, that the matter proceed and not be brought back to Council.

THAT Council re-affirm its commitment to retaining the Centennial Bakery building as an historic building owned by Hurstville City Council.

THAT should the proposed relocation of the St George Regional Museum proceed, a further report be submitted to Council on the possible use of the Centennial Bakery Building.

FURTHER, THAT funds to cover the proposed relocation and any required fit-out costs be allocated from funds available in the Development Reserve should the relocation proceed.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE, PROPERTY AND PROJECTS

Item No: ADM114 - 03 - POLICE CHARITY BALL - PURCHASE OF MEMORABILIA
(Report by Senior Manager Administration, Mr W Park) F/00036

RESOLVED THAT the action taken by the Mayor be endorsed and the amount of $1,500.00 be met from Donations (additional) under Section 356 of the Act (40931.005).

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM115 - 03 - TREACY STREET CAR PARK - PROVISION OF CAR PARKING SPACES FOR ST VINCENTS DE PAUL SOCIETY
(Report by Executive Officer, Mr G McCarthy) 015730

RESOLVED THAT Council agree to the provision of two (2) parking spaces to St Vincent de Paul Society in the Treacy Street car park as outlined in the report.


THAT Council's intention to provide the parking spaces be advertised as financial assistance in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993.

THAT, if there are no objections to the proposal, authority be granted for a Licence agreement formalising the use of the parking spaces to be executed under the Council's Common Seal.

FURTHER, THAT the Licence be reviewed in July 2004 and thereafter yearly.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM116 - 03 - AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY (ANZSOC) CONFERENCE
(Report by Acting Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden)

RESOLVED THAT interested Councillors and the Acting Manager Community Services be authorised to attend the ANZSOC Conference and that the registration fees be met by Council.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM117 - 03 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SHIRES ASSOCIATIONS OF NSW - REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH LEGAL COSTS - WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) L/00015

RESOLVED THAT a contribution of $1,379.00 be made from Program 1-001 of the 2003/2004 Adopted Program Budget towards the legal costs of Willoughby City Council as indicated in the letter dated 24th June, 2003 from the Local Government & Shires Associations of NSW.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM118 - 03 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS BY DESIGNATED PERSONS
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) P/00005

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM119 - 03 - AUSTRALIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION - 2003 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) C/00109

RESOLVED THAT the Mayor, or his nominee, up to three (3) other Councillors and the General Manager, or his nominee, be authorised to attend the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra from Sunday, 23rd November to Wednesday, 26th November, 2003 and that any fees and out-of-pocket expenses be met by Council.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM120 - 03 - CHARGES UNDER SECTION 611 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993 - APPEAL TO HIGH COURT
(Report by Executive Officer, Mr Glenn McCarthy) T/01219

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM121 - 03 - REQUEST FOR SUBSIDIES FOR RENTALS PAID BY BOWLING CLUBS WITHIN THE CITY OF HURSTVILLE
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) P/00025, P/00040, P/00052, P/00060, C/00279

RESOLVED THAT the following subsidies for 2003 be granted under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993, subject to the Clubs providing adequate public acknowledgement of the receipt of the subsidies from Council by the inclusion of such amounts in the Clubs' financial statements for the year.


(a) Oatley Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd - $9,040.00
(b) The Peakhurst Bowling & Recreation Club Limited - $7,560.00
(c) Beverly Hills Bowling & Recreation Club Limited - $7,860.00
(d) Mortdale Bowling & Recreation Club Limited - $7,260.00
(e) "Parkview" Hurstville City Pensioners' Bowling Club - $ 77.00.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM122 - 03 - FESTIVAL AND EVENTS CONFERENCE
(Report by Events & Protocol Officer, Ms S Atkinson) 00763

RESOLVED THAT the Events and Protocol Officer and Events Assistant be authorised to attend the Biennial Festival and Events Conference on 25th and 26th August, 2003 and that registration fees, accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses be met by Council.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM123 - 03 - SISTER CITIES - PROPOSED FORMATION OF COMMITTEE UNDER SECTION 355 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT
(Report by Events & Protocol Officer, Ms S Atkinson) C/00243

RESOLVED THAT Council establish a Section 355 Committee under the Local Government Act to oversee cultural, youth and sporting exchange programs related to Sister Cities, Twin Town & Friendly Towns as outlined in the report with the addition of a Business Representative being included on the Committee.


THAT Councillors P Sansom and C Lee be elected as Council's delegate and alternative delegate respectively to the Section 355 Committee.

FURTHER, THAT the Events and Protocol Officer be authorised to co-ordinate the formation of the Section 355 Committee.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Item No: ADM124 - 03 - SPATIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE - CANBERRA 22ND TO 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2003
(Report by Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve) C/00067

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the attendance of the GIS Administrator at the Spatial Sciences Conference in Canberra on 22nd to 26th September, 2003.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM125 - 03 - ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB INC - REQUEST FOR WAIVING OF RENTAL FEE - MARANA AUDITORIUM
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) C/00255

RESOLVED THAT St George District Cricket Club Inc be granted free use of the Marana Auditorium on this occasion for the purpose requested.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM126 - 03 - UPAAA NSW CHAPTER INC - REQUEST FOR WAIVING OF RENTAL FEE - CIVIC THEATRE
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) C/00248

RESOLVED THAT on a one-off basis, Council grant approval to the UPAAA NSW Chapter Inc. for the use of the Civic Theatre and the waiving of rental fees only (not including a technician) for Saturday 25th October, 2003 for the community concert.


FURTHER, THAT appropriate advertising be undertaken by Council to promote the visitation of Her Excellency, the Governor of New South Wales, Professor Maris Bashir, AC as special guest of honour at the concert.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM127 - 03 - SISTER CITIES - VISIT TO SHIROISHI
(Report by Events & Protocol Officer, Ms S Atkinson) C/00034

RESOLVED THAT a report be submitted to the next meeting of Council outlining the activities to be held at Shioroishi's 50th Anniversary Celebrations and for Council to determine of the most appropriate event to attend.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Item No: ADM128 - 03 - LIONS CLUB OF SYDNEY SOUTH - REQUEST FOR WAIVING OF RENTAL OR REDUCED RENTAL - MARANA AUDITORIUM
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) C/00248

RESOLVED THAT the Lions Club of Sydney South be advised that Council is unable to accede to their request for the waiving of the rental or reduced rental for the use of the Marana Auditorium on the dates requested.


FURTHER, THAT the Lions Club of Sydney South be advised of Council's policy in this regard and that the Marana Auditorium will be available for rental on Thursday, 5th February, Saturday, 7th February and Sunday, 8th February, 2004 for a total fee of $4,881.60.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM129 - 03 - ROTARY CLUB OF HURSTVILLE INC - REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud) F/00035

RESOLVED THAT the Rotary Club of Hurstville Inc be advised that Council is unable to accede to their request on this occasion due to the financial constraints of a pre-determined budget.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM130 - 03 - HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM - FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2003-2004
(Report by Acting Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) G/00070

RESOLVED THAT the information in the report be received and noted and the projects outlined within the report as being recommended for full funding and partial funding be approved for allocation of the funds shown under the 2003-04 Community Grants Program.


FURTHER THAT the applications for rate rebates from the Mortdale Pensioners Welfare Club and the Hurstville Croquet Club be funded out of 2003-04 Working Funds surplus and that in future these be funded from the “Subsidies – Bowling Club” program and not the Community Grants program .

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM131A - 03 - COUNCIL WEBSITE RE-DEVELOPMENT
(Report by Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve) 00190

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the inclusion of its website re-development within the ComputerFleet/CBA facility .

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM132A - 03 - MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES FOUNDATION OF NSW ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE FOR REGIONAL MUSEUMS
(Report by Curator/Manager - Museum, Ms R Schulz) R/00696

RESOLVED THAT the Acting Museum Curator and Acting Assistant Curator be authorised to attend the MGF Conference and that registration fees and out-of-pocket expenses be met by Council.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: ADM133A - 03 - CERTIFICATE OF CASH & INVESTMENTS AS AT 31ST JULY, 2003
(Report by Director - Administration, Mr D Rosenbaum)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Lee)



SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY

Item No: SD119 - 03 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 7 AUGUST 2003
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00538

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.01 - 03 - UNIVERSAL STREET AND STATION STREET, MORTDALE - PEDESTRIAN CONDITIONS AT MORTS ROAD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/0182, T/0144 & T/00937

RESOLVED THAT Council install a pedestrian refuge in Universal Street, Mortdale at the intersection of Morts Road and a pedestrian refuge at Station Street, Mortdale at the intersection of Morts Road.


FURTHER THAT the estimated cost of $8,000 be funded from the 2003/2004 LATM Minor Works vote.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.02 - 03 - DA/252-02 NO. 443-453 KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS, REDEVELOPMENT OF CINEMA COMPLEX
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) DA/252-02

RESOLVED:


1. THAT Council receive and note the comments of the Traffic Committe:


i) that the Traffic Committee raised no objection to the proposed basement parking layout and vehicular access driveway to the proposed Development Application 252/02, as presented on the day of the meeting.

(ii) that the proposed on-site parking provision of 212 spaces exceeds the minimum requirement of 205 spaces which was set by the independent assessor, in 2002.

(iii) that should DA/252-02 be approved that a condition of development consent be the installation of a variable message parking sign at the intersection of Edgbaston Road and Hampden Lane, that electronically indicates the number of car spaces available in the cinema carpark.

2. THAT Council approve the implementation of one-way traffic (southbound) on Hampden Lane from Edgbaston Road to Stoney Creek Road and one-way traffic (westbound) on the Unnamed Lane between Hampden Lane and Hampden Street on a trial basis for six (6) months to be monitored carefully with the view to making this trial arrangement permanent.

THAT a site-meeting be held between Council officers and interested Councillors with regards to the future treatment of the dead-end section of the Unnamed Lane between King Georges Road and Hampden Lane.

THAT all affected properties adjacent to Hampden Lane be notified of the trial one-way traffic system and all residents likely to be affected, also notified.

THAT a caveat be placed on the notification letter stating that the trial is not related to the proposed development application and does not prejudice any future decision by Council on the proposed development application.

THAT the above notification be undertaken via a letter box drop.

FURTHER THAT a plan be drawn up showing the location of the proposed notification letters and that this plan and the content of the letter be done to the satisfaction of Ward Councillors prior to the letter box drop.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl /Seconded Clr S McMahon


Item No: SD119.03 - 03 - PARK ROAD AND THE AVENUE, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTION CHANGES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00978

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the changes to the on-street parking restrictions in Park Road, Woodville Street, Cross Street and The Avenue, Hurstville as detailed in the report for a trial period of three (3) months with the view to making this arrangement permanent.


(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.04 - 03 - AITPM NATIONAL CONFERENCE - 25 AND 26 SEPTEMBER 2003 PLUS WORKSHOP ON TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2003
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) C/00064

RESOLVED THAT interested Councillors and two (2) Council officers be allowed to attend the AITPM National Conference in Sydney on 24, 25 and 26 September 2003.


FURTHER THAT the funding for the Conference be allocated from the 2003/2004 Delegates and Councillors vote.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.05 - 03 - ROAD SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS - MINUTES OF THE SECOND MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 2003
(Report by Transportation Analyst, Mr J Inglese) P/00217

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.


FURTHER THAT all interested Councillors are invited to attend the next “Safety Audits and Road Safety Around Schools in the St George Region” meeting to be held on Friday, 22 August 2003 at 2.00 pm at the Rockdale City Council building.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.06 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FROM THE ACCESS COMMITTEE FOR A PEDESTRIAN REFUGE NEAR GRANDVIEWS BOWLING CLUB
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00784

RESOLVED THAT Council approve modifications to the existing islands on the northern and eastern side of the roundabout at the intersection of Forest Road and Isaac St, Peakhurst to accommodate safe pedestrian access.


THAT the estimated cost of $6,000 be funded from the 2003/2004 LATM Minor Works vote.

FURTHER, THAT the installation of a pedestrian refuge near Grandviews Bowling Club be deferred for an on-site meeting between representatives from the Access Committee, Council officers and interested Councillors.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.07 - 03 - CAHILL STREET, BEVERLY HILLS - PARKING CONDITIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00701

RESOLVED THAT Council install “No Stopping” restrictions on the southern side of Norfolk Avenue, Beverly Hills between Lee Avenue and Cahill Street.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.08 - 03 - OATLEY PARK AVENUE - TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN CONDITIONS AT OATLEY WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL (RESULTS OF SITE MEETING)
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00963

RESOLVED THAT Council refer issues 1,3 and 4 from the report to the Peakhurst Ward Councillors for consideration on the Rolling Works Program for 2004/2005.


THAT Council refer issue 2 from the report, ie. Rationalising pedestrian access off Short Street to encourage use of the existing wombat crossing and parking bay to the Principal of Oatley West Primary School for consideration.

THAT Council install a pedestrian refuge and pram ramps in Gungah Bay Road, Oatley just north of Oatley Park Avenue as per issue 5 from the report.

THAT the estimated cost of $5,000 for the refuge be funded from the LATM Minor Works vote.

THAT Council mark parking bays numbered 1-6 in the pick-up and drop-off bay in Short Street as per issue 6 from the report.

FURTHER, THAT Council install “No Stopping” restrictions for 10 metres on all four corners of the intersection of Short Street and Oatley Park Avenue as per issue 7 from the report.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.09 - 03 - EVANS STREET, PEAKHURST - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS BETWEEN OGILVY STREET AND JOHNSTONE STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00775

RESOLVED THAT the matter be deferred pending written advice from the RTA and Police in relation to traffic calming options in narrow-width roads and a further report submitted back to Council.


(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Item No: SD119.10 - 03 - CARRINGTON AVENUE, HURSTVILLE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT RUBY STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00710

RESOLVED THAT Council write to the Hurstville Traffic Police and request that the “Stop” sign control at the intersection of Carrington Avenue and Ruby Street be enforced.


FURTHER, THAT Council officers undertake a traffic volume and speed counts on both Carrington Avenue and Ruby Street and that a further report be tabled at a future Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.11 - 03 - COOK STREET, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT COOK LANE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00734

RESOLVED THAT Council install “No Stopping” restrictions at the following locations: Ten (10) metres on the northern side of Cook Street, west of Cook Lane; Six (6) metres on the northern side of Cook Street, east of Cook Lane; Ten (10) metres on the southern side of Cook Street, east of Cook Lane; and Six (6) metres on the southern side of Cook Street, west of Cook Lane.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.12 - 03 - MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - PARKING CONDITIONS AT CRUMP STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00937

RESOLVED THAT Council install “No Stopping” restrictions for 10 metres on the western side of Morts Road, south of Crump Street.


FURTHER, THAT Council install “Bus Zone” restrictions for 22 metres on the eastern side of Morts Road, north of Crump Street.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.13 - 03 - MAPLE STREET, LUGARNO - WARD COUNCILLORS' MEETING RELATING TO THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) L/00070

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.


FURTHER, THAT Council officers organise a workshop with Peakhurst Ward Councillors and other interested Councillors to discuss last year’s traffic management plan and procedures, along with the recent Lugarno Progress Association submission.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.14 - 03 - CHAMBERLAIN STREET, NARWEE - REQUEST FOR A CHANGE IN TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00714

RESOLVED THAT Council retain the raised pedestrian crossing and “No Stopping” restrictions in Chamberlain Street just south of Broad Arrow Road.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.15 - 03 - BONDS ROAD, RIVERWOOD - PEDESTRIAN MANAGEMENT PLAN
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00676

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.


FURTHER, THAT Council notes that work has already commenced and is within the appropriate guidelines and standards.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.16 - 03 - NAPPER AVENUE, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR ROUNDABOUT
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00885

RESOLVED THAT the intersection at Erskine Street, Napper Avenue and Littleton Street continue to be monitored and that a further report be submitted back to Council within 3 months.


(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr P Sansom)



Item No: SD119.17 - 03 - GLOUCESTER ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00801

RESOLVED THAT the issue to deferred for an on-site meeting between representatives from the Hospital, Council officers and interested Councillors.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.18 - 03 - MOONS AVENUE, LUGARNO - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT BANKSIA PLACE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00638

RESOLVED THAT based on the information presented that Council implement a “Give Way” sign and line marking in Moons Avenue at Banksia Place.


FURTHER, THAT based on the 85%ile speed of 46.3 kilometres/hour no further action be taken, in relation to speed management on Banksia Place.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.19 - 03 - THURLOW STREET AND ROMILLY STREET, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR THRESHOLD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/01068

RESOLVED THAT Council install edgeline markings and rumble bars on the north-eastern side of the existing concrete median at the intersection of Thurlow Street and Romilly Street to reduce the speed of southbound vehicles on the curve.


FURTHER, THAT the intersection be monitored and a progress report back to Council within 3 months.

(Moved Clr P Sansom / Seconded Clr C Lee)


Item No: SD119.20 - 03 - ROAD SAFETY OFFICER'S ACTIVITY REPORTS FOR JUNE AND JULY 2003
(Report by Road Safety Officer, Mr B Foster) T/00538

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.21 - 03 - NEXT HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00538

RESOVLED THAT Council note the next Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 4 September 2003 at 10.00 am.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.22 - 03 - BASSETT STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A THRESHOLD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00651

RESOVLED THAT Council officers undertake a traffic speed count along Bassett Street and report further to a future Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.23 - 03 - ST DECLAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF A TRAFFIC LEAFLET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00987

RESOLVED THAT Council’s Road Safety Officer review the leaflet and report to a future Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting.


FURTHER, THAT Council write to the Roads and Traffic Authority Education section and request they review the leaflet and report back to Council.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.24 - 03 - COMMERCIAL ROAD, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE ROAD TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) E/00065

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the temporary closure for through traffic on Commercial Road between The Crescent and Kingsgrove Road subject to Diona submitting a Traffic Management Plan to Council.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD119.25 - 03 - STATION STREET, MORTDALE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT MORTS ROAD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/01044

RESOLVED THAT Council write to the Hurstville Traffic Police and request that pedestrian safety standards at the developments on the corner of Station Street and Morts Road be enforced.


FURTHER, THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be requested to carry out regular inspections at this site until the problem is resolved.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD120 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q44-03 BY COUNCILLOR W PICKERING RE: OVERFLOWING DRAIN
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 006650

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD121 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q39-03 BY COUNCILLOR M LYNCH RE: STENCIL STREET CROSSINGS
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) R/00647

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD122 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q45-03 BY COUNCILLOR W PICKERING RE: EDITH BAY
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) P/00385

RESOVLED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD123 - 03 - APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL CONTROLLER OF THE HURSTVILLE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) E/00506

RESOLVED THAT Council congratulates Ms Cas Foster on her re-appointment as the Hurstville State Emergency Service Local Controller.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD124 - 03 - CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT ISSUES ON UNDERGROUNDING OF CABLES
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 03/00628

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD125 - 03 - OATLEY PARK BATHS JETTY - REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) R/00324

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the request to secure a "Remembrance Plaque" subject to the location being determined by Council and that the cost be borne by the ratepayer making the request.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD126 - 03 - PROPOSAL TO REVIEW ASSET MANAGEMENT
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) A/00009

RESOVLED THAT the $14,000 be funded from Working Capital Surplus.


FURTHER THAT a report be brought back to Council on the results of the Asset Management Study.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD127 - 03 - CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION IN HURSTVILLE MEMORIAL SQUARE
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) C/00167

RESOLVED THAT Council proceed with the feasibility study as outlined in the report.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Item No: SD128 - 03 - HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE - ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN 2003/2004
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation) 03/00606

RESOLVED THAT Hurstville City Council adopt the Annual Business Plan for Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre for the period 01/07/2003 to 30/06/2004 as submitted by LeisureCo Pty Ltd.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD129 - 03 - BEVERLY HILLS CINEMA COMPLEX D.A. - LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) DA/020252

RESOLVED THAT Council agrees in principle to the rehabilitation of a portion of the Pearce Reserve stormwater channel, at Peakhurst, as outlined in the report, by the developer of the Beverly Hills Cinema Complex site, should that development be approved and proceed, on the understanding that the final detailed plans of the rehabilitation are yet to be prepared and approved for construction.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD130 - 03 - HEINRICH RESERVE PLAN OF MANAGEMENT
(Report by Environmental Officer, Ms J McInnes) P/00463

RESOVLED THAT the Plan of Management for Heinrich Reserve be adopted and exhibited.


FURTHER THAT copies be supplied to the library for public reference.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD131 - 03 - VOLUNTEER BUSHCARE PROGRAM - OFFER OF SPONSORSHIP
(Report by Environmental Officer, Ms J McInnes) P/00433

RESOVLED THAT the matter be deferred for a further report to Council.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD132 - 03 - HURSTVILLE CATCHMENT HYDRAULIC STUDY
(Report by Manager - Design & Investigation, Mr M Ward)

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:

THAT Council defer this matter pending a further report (including legal advice) to the next meeting of Council.

(Moved Clr M Lynch/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Item No: SD133 - 03 - LICENSING OF THE HURSTVILLE OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE AND PENSHURST LONG DAY CARE CENTRES
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon) 03/00068

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD134 - 03 - COMPLETION OF BIKE TRACK WORKS AT THE PENSHURST LONG DAY CARE CENTRE
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon) 03/00068

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD135 - 03 - HURSTVILLE FAMILY DAY CARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


Item No: SD136 - 03 - REDUCTION IN EQUIVALENT FULL-TIME (EFT) PLACES FOR HURSTVILLE FAMILY DAY CARE SCHEME
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon)

RESOLVED THAT Council agrees to the Variation to the Funding Agreement for Hurstville Family Day Care proposed by the Commonwealth and authority be given for this Variation to the Funding Agreement to be executed under the Common Seal of the Council.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Item No: SD137 - 03 - FAMILIES FIRST REGIONAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES DEVELOPMENT MODEL PROJECT
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon)

RESOVLED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD138 - 03 - CLOSURE DATES - PENSHURST LONG DAY CARE CENTRE AND HURSTVILLE OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE CENTRE
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator, Mrs H Hodsdon)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD139 - 03 - ASTHMA FOUNDATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES HOME ASTHMA VISITING SERVICE PILOT PROJECT
(Report by Community Worker - AgeD & Disability Services, Ms V Field)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Item No: SD140 - 03 - COMMUNITY SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES HELD 22 JULY 2003
(Report by Acting Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden)

RESOLVED THAT the minutes be received and noted.


THAT, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 644 and 644A of the Local Government Act 1993, Council resolve to adopt a proposal to establish Alcohol Free Zones in Peakhurst and Riverwood in accordance with the respective maps attached to this report for the purpose of public consultation.

THAT, upon completion of the required consultation process, a further report be presented to Council recommending adoption or otherwise of the proposed Alcohol Free Zones.

FURTHER, THAT no additional Alcohol Free Zones be established in Hurstville at this time.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Item No: SD141 - 03 - MINUTES OF THE ETHNIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE HELD ON 5 AUGUST, 2003
(Report by Acting Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) 03/00084

RESOLVED THAT the minutes be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD142 - 03 - MILES FRANKLIN MURAL PROJECT
(Report by Cultural Development Officer, Ms C Stevens) P/00477

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD143 - 03 - ENTER THE DRAGON FESTIVAL UPDATE
(Report by Cultural Development Officer, Ms C Stevens)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD144 - 03 - INITIATION OF LOCAL FILM SOCIETY
(Report by Cultural Development Officer - Ms C Stevens)

RESOLVED THAT the Council guage community interest in the development of a local Film Society by offering support to interested individuals identified through a community consultation process.


THAT said support will include the Civic Theatre being made available for ten (10) evenings for the screening of films at no cost to the proposed Film Society in its first year of operation.

FURTHER, THAT an amount of $1,200 be allocated from the Community Grants Program contingency fund for initial start-up costs for the proposed Film Society, including insurance and incorporation costs.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD145 - 03 - HURSTVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli) 03/00566

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT Council write to the Principal of the Beverly Hills Girls High School and Alicia Fisher congratulating her on her outstanding efforts.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD146 - 03 - ST GEORGE & SUTHERLAND ARTSTART FESTIVAL 2003
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli) 03/00134

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD147 - 03 - COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARIES' ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORT
(Report by Acting Manager - Library and Information Service, Mr P Edney) L/00006

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD148 - 03 - NEW FRONTIERS IN LIBRARY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE REPORT
(Report by Manager - Library and Community Services, Ms L George and Acting Manager - Library and Information Service, Mr P Edney) L/00006

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr Giegerl)


Item No: SD149 - 03 - SUBMISSION TO ABS REVIEW OF CONTENT & PROCEDURES FOR 2006 CENSUS
(Report by Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George)

RESOLVED THAT Council endorse the submission lodged on behalf of Council in response to the Australian Bureau of Statistic's Review of the Content of the 2006 Census.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Item No: SD150 - 03 - APPLICATION FOR CDSE FUNDING TO ESTABLISH ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP SERVICE AT HURSTVILLE LIBRARY
(Report by Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George) L/00006

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD151 - 03 - LAUNCH OF DRUG INFORMATION @ YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY PROJECT
(Report by Information Services Librarian, Ms C Blakeley)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: SD152A - 03 - PROPOSED RELOCATION OF ST GEORGE REGIONAL MUSEUM
(Report by Manager- Library & Community Services, Ms L George and Museum Curator, Ms R Schulz) R/00696

RESOLVED THAT as a matter of courtesy, consultation be undertaken with the Hurstville Historical Society, Friends of the Museum and other interested groups associated with the Museum in relation to the proposed relocation of the St George Regional Museum to No. 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville currently known as Fanari's Restaurant.

THAT should the majority of the community groups involved in the consultation process agree with the proposal, that the matter proceed and not be brought back to Council.

THAT Council re-affirm its commitment to retaining the Centennial Bakery building as an historic building owned by Hurstville City Council.

THAT should the proposed relocation of the St George Regional Museum proceed, a further report be submitted to Council on the possible use of the Centennial Bakery Building.

FURTHER, THAT funds to cover the proposed relocation and any required fit-out costs be allocated from funds available in the Development Reserve should the relocation proceed.


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


POLICY, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

Item No: PPE040 - 03 - PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT AMENDMENT TO HURSTVILLE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 1994 – DELETING CLAUSE 12 - DEVELOPMENT THAT MUST BE ADVERTISED
(Report by Strategic Planner, Ms L Bode) 03/00231

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve to proceed with draft Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 (Amendment No. 46) to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 to omit Clause 12 – Development that must be advertised, and forward the section 69 report to the Minister.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE041 - 03 - END OF TRIAL PERIOD FOR DAC-DELEGATIONS
(Report by Manager - Development Assessment, Mr P Thomas) C/00095

RESOLVED THAT the Council resolve to continue with the system of DAC – Delegations, as adopted at the Council meeting of 23rd April, 2003 and that the process be reviewed in 12 months' time to ensure that it is kept up to date with other delegations and any changes to meeting procedures.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE042 - 03 - FINAL REPORT ON STAGE 4 STORMWATER GRANT - 'CATCHMENT CARE AT HURSTVILLE - SCHOOL AND COUNCIL STORMWATER ACTION'
(Report by Strategic Environmental Scientist, Ms C Cunningham) D/00004

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT a copy of the report be presented to the next meeting of the Georges River Combined Councils' Committee.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE043 - 03 - TO REMOVE THE ZONING FROM ONE PARCEL OF LAND FOR ROAD WIDENING AS REQUESTED BY THE ROADS AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY
(Report by Student Strategic Planner, Ms R Osman) L/00090

RESOLVED THAT Council prepare and exhibit a draft local environmental plan pursuant to Section 54 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 by removing the zoning from Lot 202, DP 1030293, Kingsgrove.


FURTHER THAT the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Natural Resources be notified of this resolution.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE044 - 03 - DRAFT AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN NO. 4 - HURSTVILLE TOWN CENTRE (BLOCK 15G & PART BLOCK 15F) – CORNER CROSS AND CROFTS STREET (CROSSWALK HOUSE) – NEW ILLAWARRA CATHOLIC CLUB
(Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Mr M Jericho) T/01218

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve pursuant to section 72 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 , to support the preparation of an amendment to Development Control Plan No. 4 – Hurstville Town Centre , for Block 15G and Part 15F, in accordance with clauses 16 and 17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 .


THAT Council publicly exhibit the draft amendment to Development Control Plan No. 4 in accordance with clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 .

FURTHER THAT property owners, residents, relevant authorities and community organisations be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Item No: PPE045 - 03 - RAINWATER TANKS AND AMENDMENT TO DCP NO. 22 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY
(Report by Strategic Planner, Ms L Bode) L/00069

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve pursuant to section 72 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to support the draft amendment of Development Control Plan No. 22 – Energy Efficiency , to include provisions for mandatory rainwater tanks as detailed in Option 3 of this report, in accordance with clauses 16 and 17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 .


THAT Council amend the name of DCP 22 from Energy Efficiency to Energy and Water Efficiency.

FURTHER THAT Council publicly exhibit the draft amendment to Development Control Plan No. 22 – Energy and Water Efficiency in accordance with clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 .

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE046 - 03 - PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DRAFT LEP AND DRAFT DCP - HOUSING FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY
(Report by Strategic Planner, Ms L Bode) L/00087 and 03/00214

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve to proceed with Hurstville Local Environmental Plan (Amendment No. 43) to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 to provide provisions for the development of housing for older people or people with a disability and forward the section 69 report to the Minister.


THAT Council resolve pursuant to section 72 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and in accordance with clause 21(1)(b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to approve draft Development Control Plan No. 24 – Housing for Older People or People with a Disability with minor changes to the form in which it was exhibited.

THAT Council give public notice of this decision in the local paper within 28 days of this decision in accordance with clause 21(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, and that the draft DCP will be in force once the related draft LEP has been gazetted.

THAT a report be submitted addressing the matters raised in the submission by the Department of Housing, with specific reference to the possibility of allowing housing for older people or people with a disability in the business zones.

FURTHER THAT a report be submitted about height controls for residential care facilities.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Item No: PPE047 - 03 - REGIONAL GREENHOUSE PLAN AND RELATED INITIATIVES (Report by Strategic Environmental Scientist, Ms C Cunningham) 03/00036

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)



QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE


Referred to General Manager

Q. 48-03 By Councillor B Giegerl
Re: Best WishesCouncillor B Giegerl requested that Council send its best wishes to Mr Chris Williams from the State Public Library who will be leaving soon and thank him for all his hard work over the years.


Referred to His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati


Q. 49-03 By Councillor S McMahon
Re: Request to raise Matter in Committee of the WholeCouncillor S McMahon requested and was given permission to raise a matter in Committee of the Whole.


Referred to Director - Policy, Planning and Environment


Q. 50-03 By Councillor J Morris
1. Re: Massage ParlourCouncillor J Morris requested that the Massage Parlour along Forest Road (above the old Qantas Building) be investigated for its breach of Council's Signage Policy and possibly for breach of its usage consent.


Referred to Manager - Technical Services

Q. 51-03 By Councillor J Morris
2. Re: Site Lines associated with Erection of Fence

Councillor J Morris also requested that the matter of site lines be investigated at the intersection of Morts Road and Forest Road where a fence is being built and visibility is very difficult when turning left at the lights. It would be appreciated if this matter could also be referred to the Traffic Committee.


Referred to Director - Policy, Planning & Environment

Q. 52-03 By Councillor P Sansom
Re: Brothels

Councillor P Sansom advised that there were a number of Brothels operating in Hudson Street as well as in Cairns Street and Belmore Road and it would be appreciated if these could be investigated as they are having a negative impact on the neighbourhood.

The Director - Policy, Planning & Environment advised that inspectors have looked at these areas and have taken the appropriate action. Council is certainly taking action in these matters.

Councillor C Wong also reported that Council is also about to serve an Order on 7 Hudson Street.

It be noted that Councillor J Morris left and returned to the Chamber during discussion on this item.


NOTICES OF MOTION

There were no Notices of Motion.


MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Minute No 357
RESOLVED THAT Council now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole and in accordance with Section 10A of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council Staff (other than members of the Executive,
Commercial Manager, Manager - Customer Relations and the Minute Secretary) and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber during consideration of the following items referred to Committee of the Whole

FURTHER, THAT in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Act, the reports, correspondence and other relevant documentation associated with these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr M Frawley)

As required under the provisions of Council's Code of Meeting Practice, before putting the above motion to the meeting, the Mayor requested those members of the public present to indicate whether they wished to make representations to the meeting, before it was closed to the public, as to whether that part of the meeting dealing with any or all of the above matters should or should not be closed. As no representations were received from members of the public the Mayor declared the motion CARRIED.

Committee of the Whole commenced at 8.45pm.




Minute No 358
Item No: COW085 - 03 - PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL MATTER - DELINQUENT RATEPAYERS REPORT AS AT 31ST JULY, 2003
(Report By Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Minute No 359
Item No: COW086 - 03 - COMPLAINTS - COUNCIL'S PARKING OFFICERS

(Report By Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) P/00242

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT Council send appropriate staff to attend a course in "Effective Customer Service in a Cross-Cultural Society".

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Minute No 360
Item No: COW087 - 03 - QUOTATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

(Report By Manager - Supply & Risk Management, Mr P Crutchley)

RESOLVED THAT the recommendation outlined in the report be adopted.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Interest:
In accordance with an interest declared, Councillor B Giegerl withdrew
from the Council Meeting for the period of debate and voting on Item COW088-03.

Minute No 361
Item No: COW088 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) T01424

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT the proposed Action Plan be approved for implementation.

(Moved Clr C Lee /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 362
Item No: COW089 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICE

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00343

RESOLVED THAT Council give Owner’s Consent to the lodgement of a development application by St George Hospital & Community Health Service for the fit out of Suite 65 / 23-27 MacMahon St, Hurstville as an Early Childhood Centre.


FURTHER, THAT Council's Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor be congratulated for his work in relation to this matter.

(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 363
Item No: COW090 - 03 - HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE - PERSONNEL MATTER

(Report By Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 03/00299

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER, THAT Council authorises Leisure Co to take the necessary action in regard to such matters and any other appropriate action as required.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)

It be noted that this resolution was carried unanimously.


Minute No 364
Item No: COW091 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - SALE OF ROAD STOPPER - LUGARNO

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00241

RESOLVED THAT Council not proceed with the sale of the road stopper.


FURTHER, THAT Council would consider the inclusion of the road stopper as part of any future subdivision application.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 365
Item No: COW092 - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS OF COMMERCIAL LEASE ACTIVITIES

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) -

RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.


THAT Council approve the proposal submitted by its Property Manager, Gunning Commercial for the lease of Suite 2D.

FURTHER, THAT authority is given for any lease documentation in association with this matter to be executed under the Common seal of Council

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 366
Item No: COW093 - 03 - HURSTVILLE AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE SERVICE AGREEMENT

(Report By Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) MIS/00727, MIS/00781

RESOLVED THAT the Concession Agreement between Hurstville City Council and Kuburlis Catering Pty Limited, and the Co-Courtesy Site Agreement between Phillip & Anna Davidson and The Hurstville Aquatic & Leisure Centre, as they relate to Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, be terminated in accordance with the provisions of the respective Agreements.


FURTHER, THAT Tender submissions be invited for a new consolidated Tender for the supply of Catering Services and Locker Provision to meet the needs of the expanded Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 367
Item No: COW094A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS OF PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 012285 & 03/00225

RESOLVED THAT the General Manager be authorised to take action to conduct legal, financial and technical checks to confirm the suitability for purchase of the property, identified in the report as an alternative site for the Youth Centre.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Minute No 368
Item No: COW095A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - OWNER'S CONSENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL PROPERTY

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/00692

RESOLVED THAT Council seek legal advice in relation to this matter.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 369
Item No: COW096A - 03 - PROPERTY MATTER - INSURANCE OF COUNCIL PROPERTY

(Report By Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor)

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.


FURTHER THAT essential building repair work be undertaken as a matter of urgency and a further detailed report be submitted back to Council on the options available for future use of the property.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Minute No 370
COW097 - 03 - QWN - COUNCILLOR S MCMAHON

WESTFIELD SHOPPINGTOWN CARPARK

RESOLVED THAT Council immediately authorise the re-opening of the "yellow level" car park at 6.00am.


FURTHER THAT Council seek legal advice from our Solicitors with a further report being submitted back to Council

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Minute No 371
RESOLVED THAT the Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.

Moved Clr C Wong /Seconded Clr C Lee)


OPEN COUNCIL

Minute No 372
RESOLVED THAT the Report of the Committee of the Whole as detailed be received and that the recommendations be adopted.

(Moved Clr C Wong /Seconded Clr C Lee)



THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.15 P.M.

CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER
TWO THOUSAND AND THREE.


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CHAIRPERSON



COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday 27th August, 2003 be adopted.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)



Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL154 - 03RETURN OF THANKS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park

FILE REFERENCE

C/00278

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Members

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

N/A

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
For the information of Members

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
For the information of Council it is advised that return of thanks have been received from the following:-
APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL156 - 03LOCAL GOVERNMENT TOUCH FOOTBALL CHALLENGE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud

FILE REFERENCE

P/00081

REASON FOR REPORT

Seek approval for Council to pay registration fees for Council team to participate in the 2003 Local Government Touch Football Challenge

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes - $90 entry fee for one(1) team and the cost of up to fifteen(15) polo shirts with Council's Logo

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Baulkham Hills Shire Council is organising and hosting the 2003 Local Government Touch Football Challenge and has requested Council to enter a team at a cost of $90 per team. The Staff Social Club may also require the provision of up to fifteen (15) Polo Shirts with Council's logo.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council provide financial assistance to the Staff Social Club to enable one (1) team to participate in the 2003 Local Government Touch Football Challenge with Council meeting the entry fee of $90 and also the cost of up to fifteen (15) Polo Shirts with Council's logo.

FURTHER, THAT the entry fee of $90 and the cost of the Shirts, be funded from Program No. 1-014 (Section 356 - Additional Donations).

REPORT DETAIL
The Council's Social Club has received advice inviting Council to participate in the 2003 Local Government Touch Football Challenge which will be hosted by Baulkham Hills Shire Council and held on Sunday, 12th October, 2003 at the Bernie Mullane Sporting Complex, Kellyville.

Members will recall that Council has supported the Staff Social Club in the past by meeting the registration fees and providing up to fifteen (15) Polo Shirts with Council's logo to enable the team to be identified as Hurstville City Council.

Last year Council entered two (2) teams to compete in the Challenge held at Gosford and the Social Club intend to enter one (1) team in this year's Challenge.

No provision has been made in the 2003/2004 Adopted Program Budget specifically for the entry fee or the cost of the shirts however, if Council were to fund the entry fee and the cost of the shirts, funding is available under Program No 1-014 (Section 356 - Additional Donations).

Iin view of Council's previous support for Council teams at the Challenge, the above recommendation is referred to Council for consideration.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council provide financial assistance to the Staff Social Club to enable one (1) team to participate in the 2003 Local Government Touch Football Challenge with Council meeting the entry fee of $90 and also the cost of up to fifteen (15) Polo Shirts with Council's logo.

FURTHER, THAT the entry fee of $90 and the cost of the Shirts, be funded from Program No. 1-014 (Section 356 - Additional Donations).


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr M Frawley)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL157 - 0351-55A WOODLANDS AVENUE, LUGARNO - NAMING OF PRIVATE RIGHT OF CARRIAGEWAY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Development Advice, Mr P Green

FILE REFERENCE

DA 20010177

REASON FOR REPORT

Naming of a Private Right of Carriageway

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Approval has been granted for the subdivision of land into nine (9) allotments (DA 20010177).

2. Condition No 41 of this approval reads; 'The right of carriageway shall be given a street name and the lots numbered to that roadway accordingly'.

3. The applicant has written to Council proposing this private road be named 'Peppercorn Place'.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the naming of the right of carriageway be determined by Council by adopting a name from the list of suggested names given in the report detail.

FURTHERMORE THAT the developer pay Council the sum of $500.00 for the supply and installation of the street sign at the site.

REPORT DETAIL
1. Approval has been granted for the subdivision of land into nine (9) allotments (DA 20010177). The approved proposal includes the construction of a private 'Right of Carriageway' to access the proposed allotments.

2. Condition No 41 of the approval reads; 'The Right of Carriageway shall be given a street name and the lots numbered to that roadway accordingly'.

3. To comply with Condition No 41 the applicant has written to Council proposing to name the right of way as 'Peppercorn Place'.

4. Council's Tree Management Officer has suggested the following names to be in keeping with the indigenous street names for the area.

5. Consideration should also be given to the proposed name by the developer of 'Peppercorn Place'.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

THAT Council write to the nine (9) residents seeking their preference on the six (6) suggested names for the private right of carriageway.

THAT following response from the residents, a further report be submitted to Council for consideration.

FURTHER, THAT Council develop a Policy in regard to the maintenance of private carriageways for future requests of this kind.


(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL158 - 03SYDNEY AIRPORT PRELIMINARY DRAFT MASTER PLAN SYDNEY AIRPORT PRELIMINARY DRAFT MASTER PLAN 2003/04

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Strategic Planning, Mr M Jericho

FILE REFERENCE

A00003

REASON FOR REPORT

To report on the Sydney Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2003/04, and advise of the potential impacts for Hurstville.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

Council should forward a submission on the Draft Master Plan.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

N/A

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Sydney Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2003/04 is on public exhibition from 1 August 2003 until 29 October 2003. All Sydney Councils were provided with a copy of the Draft Plan and invited to comment.

This report outlines the key features of the Draft Plan and potential impacts of the Draft Plan on the Hurstville City Council local government area.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council receive and note the report.

FURTHER THAT the comments contained in this report form the basis of Council’s submission on the Draft Master Plan.

REPORT DETAIL
BACKGROUND

Sydney Airport is the nation’s international gateway and the primary airport servicing both Sydney and New South Wales. The airport is an economic hub and a major creator of wealth and employment for the NSW economy. It occupies a 905 hectare site approximately eight kilometres from the Sydney CBD and 12 kilometres from the Hurstville CBD.

The Sydney Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan is a land use planning concept for the airport’s future for the next 20 years. The draft plan has been prepared to fulfil Sydney Airport Corporation Limited’s (SACL) statutory obligations under the Airports Act 1996. Once adopted, the Master Plan will be reviewed every five years.

The Draft Plan is based on the assumption of incremental growth in passenger numbers and aircraft movements over the next 20 years. It is put forward therefore that it will not be necessary to build new runways or lengthen the existing runways over this 20 year period in order to meet the increase in aircraft movements. Developments and improvement to taxiways, terminals, transport and commercial areas will be undertaken to supply services for the expected increase in passenger numbers.

The Master Plan is based on the following principles:

· Sydney Airport will remain the sole international and domestic airport for the Sydney basin for the next 20 years
· 68.3 million passengers and 412,000 aircraft movements by 2023/24, an annual average growth rate of 4.2% for passengers on today’s figures
· No extension or duplication of the existing runways
· No change to the existing legislated curfew (11pm to 6am)
· Support for noise-sharing flight paths
· No change to the legislated movements capacity (80 scheduled aircraft movements per hour)
· Extensions to the International and Domestic Terminals to cater for more passengers
· Access for regional air traffic maintained

SACL has undertaken extensive modelling and analysis to justify the above principles and assumptions.

The Draft plan has been prepared following extensive community consultation. The Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) is the main body for consultation on the Sydney Airport Long Term Operating Plan (the plan that addresses the noise impacts of the Airport) and includes representatives from the community, local councils, industry and State and Federal parliaments. The SACF has been briefed on the Draft Master Plan and invited to make comment.

WHAT POTENTIAL IMPACTS COULD THE MASTER PLAN HAVE ON HURSTVILLE?

Noise

The Draft Master Plan predicts aviation activity in 2024 will have increased at an annual average growth rate of 4.2% for passengers and 2.4% for passenger aircraft movements from 2001. SACL believes passenger growth can be managed by airlines increasing the size of the aircraft they operate on key routes therefore minimising the number of additional aircraft movements.

The Draft Master Plan upholds the current principles of noise sharing flight paths, with three runways available for use by jet and turbo-prop aircraft. Flight paths will maximise flights over water and non-residential areas and will not exceed the legislated capacity of 80 movements per hour.

Local Impact

The Draft Master Plan predicts changes in the number of noise events over 70dB(A). From the ANEF maps provided, the suburbs of Peakhurst South, Mortdale, Penshurst and Hurstville are predicted to experience more noise events in 2008/09 than in 2001. Peakhurst, Beverly Hills and Narwee are predicted to experience less noise events in 2008/09 than in 2001.

The maintenance of noise sharing is welcomed, however it is recognised that Sydney Airport is a long way from reaching 80 movements per hour (every hour). If this figure was reached the impacts of noise on the Sydney metropolitan area would be tremendous. It is doubted whether the modelling and analysis of increased capacity has adequately addressed this issue.

Traffic and Transport

Sydney Airport is a major transport hub which provides a range of services and facilities for the airport. The Draft Master Plan places an emphasis on promoting greater use on sustainable transport modes (such as light rail and trains) to and from the airport, and states these alternative modes of transport will accommodate increased passenger numbers. The train stations for the domestic and international terminals are located on the East Hills Line, which serves the suburbs of Beverly Hills, Narwee and Riverwood. The Illawarra Line services Allawah, Hurstville, Penshurst, Mortdale and Oatley. Passengers need to change trains at Wolli Creek to access the airport stations.

The Draft Master Plan also states that additional car parks will need to be built for both the domestic and international terminals to meet demand.

Local Impact

Promoting the use of trains and other public transport over car use to and from the airport has the potential to increase passenger numbers using these forms of transport, particularly the trains. This in turn places additional pressure on capacity, particularly during peak times when trains are already at peak capacity. The use of trains to and from the airport is not ideal given train layout and lack of luggage facilities.

The construction of additional car parking facilities is considered to fuel demand for vehicle travel, both for passengers and workers.

Employment

Expansion to the commercial services which support the domestic and international terminals, and the predicted increase in passenger and freight movements, will create a demand for more staff to service the increased numbers of passengers passing through the airport. Employment in airport related activity includes airlines, freight, airport service providers, retailers, hotels, car rental etc. To meet additional demand, the domestic precinct can accommodate demand for approximately 120,000 sq.m of additional floor space.

Local Impact

Residents of the Hurstville City Council local government area are considered to be well located in terms of access to the airport via public transport and the road network. The opportunity for employment as development of the airport progresses is considered to be a positive aspect of the proposed airport development.

Regional Growth and Development

The Draft Master Plan notes growth in residential and commercial development in the southern Sydney region particularly in the areas of Cooks Cove, North Arncliffe, Green Square, Port Botany, and Marrickville (all in close proximity to the airport). This may lead to commercial operators and businesses locating in these areas rather than Hurstville.

Local Impact

Hurstville is well located to the Airport and should be recognised as a desirable location for businesses servicing the airport or indeed for broader commercial activity. Hurstville has been recognised as the regional centre for southern Sydney, and the expansion and promotion of new commercial and business precincts associated with the Airport, may create business opportunities in Hurstville. Hurstville’s role as the regional centre needs to be promoted as part of this Master Plan.

Pollution

The Draft Mater Plan predicts Airport emissions will stay within the objectives established by current legislation. Aircraft movements accounted for less than 4% of total emissions within airshed calculations for the Sydney basin.

Local Impact

It is hard to estimate whether pollution will increase over the next 20 years. The draft Master Plan assumes airlines will rely on larger aircraft and their polluting capacity is as yet unknown.

WHAT DOESN’T THE MASTER PLAN ADDRESS?

The Draft Master Plan does not address long term airport planning for the Sydney basin. The issue of whether Sydney needs a second airport has been on the agenda for the last decade, however, it is considered that this matter has not been adequately addressed thought the Master Plan process. Is it desirable for Sydney to maintain only the one airport?

The long term health issues have not been addressed. This relates to noise, pollution and what the long term impacts of this will be on the Sydney community particularly those suburbs which adjoin the airport.

Although the curfew will be maintained, the airport is a long way from reaching the cap of 80 movements an hour. If this was to occur, what would the impacts be?

CONCLUSION

The Sydney Airport is more than an airport it’s an economic driver. This has significant effects for Hurstville. The local impacts of the Sydney Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan include predicted changes in noise events in the Hurstville local government area; additional commercial opportunities but also potential new areas that will compete for those development opportunities; employment opportunities and unknown long term environmental impacts. While addressing key operational aspects for Sydney Airport’s future, the long term impacts are considered to be unknown.


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the report.

FURTHER THAT the comments contained in this report form the basis of Council’s submission on the Draft Master Plan.

(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL159 - 03SIGNAGE AUDIT IN HURSTVILLE CBD UPDATE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Hurstville Place Manager Ms Cheryl Flynn

FILE REFERENCE

T/01433

REASON FOR REPORT

To update Council on the progress of improving the appearance and signage compliance of ground floor CBD premises.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

PPE 018-03


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
During July and August 2003 a comprehensive audit was conducted of shopfronts in the Hurstville CBD to improve compliance with DCP 23 criteria. Audits are now completed, letters detailing non compliance issues have been sent to each business proprietor audited and replies for assistance received from 95% of those audited. Follow up interviews have been scheduled and will be substantially completed during the month of September. This report provides Council with an progress update of the process to 18th September 2003.

RECOMMENDATION
That the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This report provides an update of the education and compliance strategy designed to improve the appearance of shopfronts in Hurstville CBD.

Background
Advertising and Sign requirements have been the subject of three educational campaigns since 2002.
"Doing business in Hurstville" trader pamphlet in both English and Chinese language detailing regulations and requirements of Council. - June 2002
"Hurstville Shopfront guidelines" a colour leaflet using diagrams to show Councils main requirements and expectations for shopfronts in the LGA . - January 2003.
Law Enforcement Officer Signage Blitz. - January and February 2002.
While each campaign had some success, an improved regulatory code was seen as crucial to enforce signage standards. The Advertising and Signage DCP was prepared and came into effect on the 29rd April 2003.
To support the city centres look and attractiveness and maintain the commercial area amenity, it was agreed to undertake a signage audit of all ground floor premises in the CBD and compile a data base of non-compliant businesses during June and July 2003.

Audit and Proprietor Engagement
The audit of all ground floor premises (in excess of 300) in the CBD for signage compliance was completed by The Manager of Environmental Health and Building, Ms Jeannie Nicol, Hurstville Place Manager Ms Cheryl Flynn and Ms Ren Huang, Project Assistant ( providing translation of existing signage) in July 2003.

Letters were prepared and (translated where required), detailing the exact nature of non-compliance to the DCP. The letters were then posted to non complying businesses, giving the proprietors until the end of August to arrange for a consultation with Council Officers. A telephone information service to traders was provided by Strategic Planner Ms Natalie Brown and Ms Ren Huang.

Response to the letters was very encouraging, of the 66 businesses found to be non-complying, 62 have contacted Council to arrange a face to face interview at their business to discuss the situation. The interviews conducted to date have included the Senior Development Assessment Officer Ms Tina Christy, Hurstville Place Manager and Ms Ren Huang, providing interpreting assistance.

To date 31 businesses have been interviewed in person or by phone where appropriate. An analysis will be undertaken on completion of the follow-up interviews and reported to Council. In some cases further information as to prior approval of signage needs to be investigated through property records.

It is envisaged that the remaining interviews will be substantially completed by the end of September.

Of the remaining 4 businesses who have not contacted Council, 2 are ceasing to trade in Hurstville CBD and 2 businesses have indicated they are not interested in working with Council and stage 2 formal letters to comply will now be prepared.

From the face to face interviews it is apparent that many traders were not fully aware of their responsibilities under the signage code or that enhancing the look and attraction of their businesses made good business sense. The ability to provide appropriate advice, interpreting services when required directly in front of the non complying item has helped understanding of how regulation applies in a practical setting.
The next stage will involve assistance with signage supplier lists, alternative ways to advertise items and the bilingual signage assistance program funded from the HTIR for the current financial year.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT congratulations be conveyed to Council's Hurstville Place Manager, Ms C Flynn and any other relevant Officers involved in this matter.

(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr C Wong)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL160 - 03RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Hurstville Place Manager

FILE REFERENCE

QWN 22-03

REASON FOR REPORT

Reply to Question Without Notice from Councillor Morris

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

In partnership with Sutherland Shire Council, Hurstville City Council could provide an information booth at the 3 day expo for $1000 . Funds are available from the Hurstville Place Management Program budget

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The International Rugby Board and the Australian Rugby Union are staging the Rugby World Cup 2003 in Australia. The events associated with the World Cup have been reviewed to identify any promotional or economic development opportunities for Hurstville.

RECOMMENDATION
That the report be received and noted and that approval be given for council's participation at the Rugby World Cup - Illawarra Trade expo to be held 29th -31st October 2003 in Wollongong.

REPORT DETAIL
Background
The Rugby World Cup 2003 begins in Sydney on 10 October, kicking off a 44-day, 48-match tournament which will be played in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, ACT, South Australia and Western Australia.

In the lead-up to the event several rugby and business events have been scheduled. Of interest to Hurstville City Council are the games and events being staged in Wollongong and Sydney.

Key Matches
Wollongong - WIN Stadium
The following matches will be played at WIN Stadium:
29 October Canada v Tonga
31 October France v USA

Sydney - Telstra Stadium
The following matches will be played at Telstra Stadium:
10 October Australia v Argentina
25 October France v Scotland
2 November New Zealand v Wales
15 November Semi Final 1
16 November Semi Final 2
20 November 3rd/4th Playoff
22 November Final

Sydney - Aussie Stadium
The following matches will be played at Aussie Stadium:
19 October Ireland v Namibia
22 October Argentina v Romania
24 October South Africa v Georgia
28 October Georgia v Uruguay
1 November Scotland v Fiji

Team Hosting and Team Training
Currently the training fields within the St George region are not of sufficient competition standard to allow Rugby World Cup teams to train locally. The closest competition approved ground is located in the Sutherland Shire.

As a consequence teams from Russia and Tonga will be linked to Sutherland, however due to security issues Team hotels and accommodation information is not available at this time.

Implications for Hurstville.
While not directly linked to a particular Team, Hurstville can participate in events for the Illawarra region and other events organised by Dept State and Regional Development and Rugby World Cup IRB Australia.

Wollongong Events
To coincide with the Canada v Tonga Match, scheduled to be held at Win Stadium, a 3 day trade expo “Illawarra on Show” will be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, commencing 29th October. The expo is organised by the Dept Regional Development and the Illawarra Business Chamber. This presents an opportunity to Showcase Hurstville City.

In partnership with Sutherland Shire Council, Hurstville City Council could provide an information booth at the 3 day expo for $1000 total cost. This business focussed trade show would promote Hurstville’s regional status in Southern Sydney. Each Council in the Illawarra area will be represented.

Attendance by the Hurstville Place manager would be required to set up stand, staff the stand for one day and also pack up the stand at the conclusion of the expo. Funds are available from the Hurstville Place Management Program Budget for the costs associated with the expo.

Other Business and Community Events that may be of interest to Councillors include:

· "Winning on and off the field" Luncheon
The Rugby Business Club’s Wollongong function is a business networking event. Senator The Hon. Helen Coonan, Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer will host this event and will be joined by RBCA Business Ambassador, Dan Crowley (Aust. Wallaby 1988 - 1999), and Dion Love, Business Development Manager Austrade Washington. Speakers will provide an insight into the links that exist between international business and the world of sport; comment on the business opportunities arising from Australia’s hosting of Rugby World Cup 2003 and share experiences.

Venue WIN Entertainment Centre, Corner Crown & Harbour Streets, Wollongong
City Wollongong
Date 31/10/2003
Start Time 12:00
Cost A$55.00 (cost includes GST)

· True Colours Tour
100 day rugby promotional tour visiting 50 regional centres and cities that aims to raise community awareness & interest in Rugby.

The Australian Rugby Rig will host school rugby days, rugby interactives and large screen footage. It is planned to be visiting Wollongong early October then Darling Harbour and Homebush Olympic site during RWC.

· Adopt a second Team
The Australian Rugby Union is encouraging all Australians to show their true colours and adopt a second team.

For up to date information a Community Events Calendar will be online late September at wwwrugby2003.com.au.

Other websites with useful information
www.Rugbyworldcup.com
www.dsrd.nsw.gov.au
www.wollongonginunion.com.au

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

THAT approval be given for Council's participation at the Rugby World Cup - Illawarra Trade expo to be held 29th -31st October 2003 in Wollongong.

THAT Tonga be selected as Council's "adopted second team" in the Rugby World Cup and that any necessary action be taken in this matter.

FURTHER, THAT congratulations be conveyed to Council's Hurstville Place Manager, Ms C Flynn and other relevant Officers involved in this matter.


(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL161 - 03PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL MATTER - DELINQUENT RATEPAYERS REPORT AS AT 31 AUGUST, 2003

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Rates, Mr W Wood

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Pursuant to the council’s adoption of the Delinquent Ratepayers Policy on the 10th April, 2002 the following report for the month ending 28th February, 2003 is submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Recovery of rating charges

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

Yes, Policy created on the 10th April, 2002


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Government Act, 1993, and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(a) 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act, 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relates to personal matters concerning particular individuals where disclosure of the information would convey information of a private and personal nature of those individuals and also financial matters, where disclosure of the information would confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting business which could be detrimental to Council’s financial position in the matter, and therefore, not in the public interest.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration in the Committee of the Whole.

REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Government Act, 1993, and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(a) 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act, 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relates to personal matters concerning particular individuals where disclosure of the information would convey information of a private and personal nature of those individuals and also financial matters, where disclosure of the information would confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom Council is conducting business which could be detrimental to Council’s financial position in the matter, and therefore, not in the public interest.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration in the Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr M Lynch /Seconded Clr C Lee)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL162 - 03PROPERTY MATTER - KINGSGROVE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Strategic Planning, Mr M Jeriocho

FILE REFERENCE

008552

REASON FOR REPORT

To recommend that Council adopt a policy position on the subject site

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes, Hurstville LEP 1994

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

It is recommended that site specific controls be prepared

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

N/A

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 , the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL163 - 03PROPERTY MATTER - OWNERS CONSENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL PROPERTY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager

FILE REFERENCE

03/00692

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council on legal and commercial issues in relation to a proposed development.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Return to Council

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

Items CCL149A-03 & COW095A-03 – Reports to the Council Meeting held 27th August, 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL164 - 03PROPERTY MATTER - ROBERTS AVENUE, PEAKHURST

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

R/00542

REASON FOR REPORT

Inform Council of a proposal to renew an existing lease on a long term basis and redevelop the site for sporting purposes. Also to seek approval to start negotiations on the proposed redevelopment.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

N/A

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL165 - 03PROPERTY MATTER - PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR YOUTH CENTRE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

000376

REASON FOR REPORT

To enable Council to acquire a property for use as a Multi Purpose Youth Facility

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Purchase price. Funds available from Development Reserve and Section 94

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

Yes –CCL148A-03 & COW094A-03 – Reports to the Council Meeting held on 27th August 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL166 - 03PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

03/01037

REASON FOR REPORT

To update Members on progress with negotiations for the development of various Council owned properties

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Potential financial return to Council and community benefits.

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

CCL167 - 03COMMERCIALISATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Director Administration, Mr D Rosenbaum

FILE REFERENCE

-

REASON FOR REPORT

For the Information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

If Commercialisation process successful, there will be potential increases in Council's revenue source outside traditional rates income.

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(d2) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and under the terms of Section 10A(2)(d2) of the Local Government Act 1993 the press and public be excluded from that part of the Council Meeting at which this matter relating to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.

FURTHER, THAT the matter be referred to the Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr M Lynch)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

ADDENDUM
CCL168A - 032003 NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Administration, Mr L Mifsud

FILE REFERENCE

C/00109

REASON FOR REPORT

To authorise the attendance of an additional Councillor at the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes - Funds available in 2003/2004 Adopted Program Budget.

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

Yes - ADM119/03 to Council Meeting of 27th August, 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Council at its meeting of 27th August, 2003, resolved that the Mayor, or his nominee, and up to three (3) other Councillors and the General Manager, or his nominee, be authorised to attend the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday, 23rd November to Wednesday, 26th November, 2003.

His Worship, the Mayor, Councillor Badalati; Councillors Frawley, Giegerl, Pickering and Sansom, together with the General Manager have expressed an interest in attending the Conference.


RECOMMENDATION
THAT His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Badalati; Councillors Frawley, Giegerl, Pickering and Sansom; and the General Manager be authorised to attend the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra from Sunday, 23rd November to Wednesday, 26th November, 2003 and that any fees and out-of-pocket expenses be met by Council.


REPORT DETAIL
Members will recall that Council at its meeting on 27th August, 2003 gave consideration to a report regarding the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from Sunday, 23rd November to Wednesday, 26th November, 2003.

At that meeting, Council resolved as follows:-

Details regarding the General Assembly were forwarded to the Councillors and the General Manager.

Five (5) Councillors, including the Mayor and the General Manager, expressed an interest in attending the General Assembly.

The Councillors who have expressed an interest are His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Badalati, and Councillors Frawley, Giegerl, Pickering and Sansom.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council's approval for the fifth Councillor to attend the General Assembly.

The cost of registration for the General Assembly is $725.00 per person by 29th September, 2003; $825.00 per person from 30th September to 10th November, 2003; and $925.00 per person from 11th November, 2003. There are also costs for the Regional Development Forum, together with accommodation and travel costs.

The Director - Administration has advised that the amounts of $18,446.95 and $33,735.46 have either been expended or committed to date from the 2003/2004 Delegate Expenses Allocation of $70,000 and $55,000 for Councillors and Senior Officers respectively. Accordingly, the amounts of $51,553.05 and $21,264.54 are available for further commitment as at the date of this report.

Previous General Assemblies have been considered beneficial to Councillors attending.

In view of the above, the accommodation outlined earlier is submitted for Council's consideration.


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Badalati; Councillors Frawley, Giegerl, Pickering and Sansom; and the General Manager be authorised to attend the 2003 National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra from Sunday, 23rd November to Wednesday, 26th November, 2003 and that any fees and out-of-pocket expenses be met by Council.

(Moved Clr J Morris /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 24/09/2003

ADDENDUM
CCL169A - 03COUNCIL BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS AS PART OF STRUCTURAL REFORM

REPORT AUTHOR/S

John Patterson

FILE REFERENCE

03/00473

REASON FOR REPORT

To Determine the way forward with the structural reform agenda.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes - subject to final outcome

DOES THIS REPORT REFERENCE AN EARLIER REPORT? (If so, then indicate full report reference details)

Yes
CCL 117-03 23rd July 2003
CCL 147A-03 27th August 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report seeks to progress the direction set by Council at the August meeting and following events of the past month including informal discussions at senior level, the Workshop with St George Councillors on 23rd September. Also following Kogarah Councils resolution of 22nd September.

RECOMMENDATION
That Council determine its preferred direction on the reform agenda following consideration of this report.

REPORT DETAIL

BACKGROUND
Council has considered issues relating to structural reform on two previous occasions.

At the 23rd July meeting Council considered a report outlining the Minister for Local Government's request that all Councils address the issue of structural reform and respond by 31st August 2003.

The report to that meeting suggested options with regard to boundaries in terms of doing nothing, seeking boundary rationalisation or examining wider amalgamations.

it also set out the process to be followed should Council be disposed towards boundary adjustments or amalgamation.

The Council resolved:-
This meeting took place on 28th August and followed Hurstville's ordinary meeting of 27th August.

At Council's meeting on 27th August consideration was given to a report detailing Council's significant advances in structural reform and proposing three minor boundary adjustments impacting on Kogarah, Rockdale and Canterbury areas.

Council resolved to support the minor boundary changes as described, to inform the Minister on the structural reform undertaken and to advise the Minister that Council is:

It was further resolved:

Council's resolution of 27th August was hand delivered to Kogarah and Rockdale representatives at the meeting of Mayors and General Managers held on 28th August 2003 and referred to above.

At the same time as these communications from Hurstville, correspondence dated 31st July was received from Mayor Jim Taylor referring to Hurstville's resolution of 23rd July and asking a range of specific questions on what Hurstville would be putting forward.

The letter also indicated that Kogarah Council had resolved to adopt a 4 step response to the Minister's letter and was, at that time, awaiting a response from the Minister.

As the questions raised in Kogarah's letter sought specific details which could not be addressed until Hurstville had, in fact, formulated a position, no response could be provided until after Council's resolution of 27th August. A response was prepared on 28th August and hand delivered on that day along with correspondence communicating what Hurstville had resolved the night before.

Further to this correspondence dated 5th August was received from Rockdale indicating that Council's intended response and seeking an independently facilitated workshop of Councillors on the issue of structural reform in the St George Region. It was suggested in Rockdale's correspondence that the three Mayors and General Managers meet to work out how this combined meeting might occur.

This meeting was held on 28th August at which time Hurstville's proposal determined on 27th August was communicated.

The outcome of 28th August meeting was to hold a combined Councillors workshop in accordance with Rockdale resolution - that being the workshop held last night, 23rd September.

Further to this Kogarah, at its meeting on 22nd September passed a resolution in the following terms.

"(a) That Council agree to meet with Hurstville Council to discuss their proposal for a boundary adjustment in the Hurstville CBD and along the Railway Corridor between King Georges Road and Woids Avenue.

(b) That the General Manager prepare a report on the merits of seeking a boundary adjustment to include that part of Oatley West as identified in the report into Kogarah Municipality.

(c) That Council raise the regional initiatives identified in the report as areas where regional cooperation would provide better outcomes for our communities."

As Councillors would be aware the Workshop on 23rd September canvassed:

- doing nothing and maintaining the status quo;
- the rationale for the boundary adjustments proposed by Hurstville and Kogarah
- the feasibility of amalgamation, and
- the opportunity for increased collaboration.

The outcome from these discussions can be best summarised in the press release prepared following the workshop, a copy of which is attached for information.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
Hurstville City Council has put forward three proposals for minor boundary alterations. Two of these have a direct bearing on fellow St George Councils and were the subject of discussion at last night's combined Councillors Workshop. The third affecting Canterbury and Hurstville Councils has been the subject of informal discussion at the level of Mayors and General Managers.

following discussion which has occurred to date I would present the three proposals as follows-

(a) Critical - Hurstville CBD - King Georges Road to Hurstville suburban boundary at Woids Avenue - Kogarah Council

(b Logical - M5 East Freeway Corridor - Canterbury City Council

(c) Desirable - Kingsgrove Shopping Centre East - Rockdale City Council

(a) Hurstville CBD
(b) M5 East Corridor
(c) Kingsgrove Shopping Centre East
APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council receive the report presented to this meeting.

THAT in relation to the Kogarah/Hurstville boundary encompassing the CBD, Hurstville prepare and lodge a submission with the Minister seeking a change to existing boundary to Woniora Road and Railway Parade as previously defined.

THAT in relation to the Canterbury/Hurstville boundary, Council seek to secure agreement for a joint submission to the Minister to endorse a change of the boundary between King Georges Road and Kingsgrove Road to the M5 East.

THAT in relation to the Kingsgrove shopping centre, this Council withdraw its proposal and seek discussions with Rockdale Council with regard to the establishment of a joint management mechanism for the commercial centre and the Minister be advised accordingly.

THAT Council confirms its preparedness for an early meeting with Kogarah Council to discuss this Councils Hurstville CBD and Kogarah Councils Oatley West proposals.

THAT Hurstville City Council endorse the proposition that amalgamation not be pursued and actively participates in the identification and pursuit of opportunities for greater collaboration between the three (3) St George Councils.

FURTHER, THAT Council expedite a survey with the residents in Oatley West potentially affected by the proposal submitted by Kogarah Council to ascertain which Council area they would prefer.


(Moved Clr J Morris / Seconded Clr P Sansom)