HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED AT
THE SERVICE DELIVERY MEETING
TO BE HELD ON 15TH OCTOBER, 2003


Summary:
Item No: SD181 - 03 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00538

Item No: SD181.01 - 03 - CARLTON PARADE, DURHAM STREET AND BOTANY STREET, CARLTON - SPEEDING ISSUES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Cathy Edwards-Davis) T/00707

Item No: SD181.02 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, MORTDALE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT THE INTERSECTION WITH MORTS ROAD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD181.03 - 03 - OGILVY STREET, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FOR CHANGED PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00965

Item No: SD181.04 - 03 - MAVIS AVENUE, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FOR TRAFFIC THRESHOLD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00913


Item No: SD181.05 - 03 - MAPLE STREET, LUGARNO - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) L/00070

Item No: SD181.06 - 03 - HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT STONEY CREEK ROAD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/01457

Item No: SD181.07 - 03 - LILY STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE PEDESTRIAN FENCE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) R/00551

Item No: SD181.08 - 03 - MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT CRUMP STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD181.09 - 03 - PENSHURST STREET, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR A GUARDRAIL AT EDGBASTON ROAD
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00987

Item No: SD181.10 - 03 - BRISTOL ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR A BUS ZONE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00543

Item No: SD181.11 - 03 - ROAD SAFETY OFFICER'S ACTIVITY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2003
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00538

Item No: SD181.12 - 03 - NEXT HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD181.13 - 03 - HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - SEVERAL REQUESTS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/01457

Item No: SD181.14 - 03 - MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD181.15 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) T/00781

Item No: SD181.16 - 03 - ROAD SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS - SUMMARY OF THE FOURTH MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2003
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD181.17 - 03 - FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST BY HURSTVILLE RSL TO HOLD REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY ON THE 11 NOVEMBER 2003
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) C/00167

Item No: SD181.18 - 03 - MERCURY STREET, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR BUS ZONES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis) R/00319

Item No: SD181.19 - 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)

Item No: SD181.20 - 03 - STONEY CREEK ROAD - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT THE INTERSECTION WITH PENSHURST STREET
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis)

Item No: SD182 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q54-03 BY COUNCILLOR B GIEGERL RE: HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) T/00538

Item No: SD183 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q55-03 BY COUNCILLOR S MCMAHON RE: PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGNAGE IN MORTDALE SHOPPING CENTRE
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) T/00538

Item No: SD184 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q53 - 03 BY COUNCILLOR S NASSER RE: REQUEST FOR INDOOR SOCCER AT THE LEISURE CENTRE
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) 03/00600

Item No: SD185 - 03 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q57-03 BY COUNCILLOR P SANSOM RE: RIVERWOOD PARK - LIGHTING
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) P/00057

Item No: SD186 - 03 - RTA FUNDING OF STORMWATER TREATMENT MEASURES FOR 2003-2004 FINANCIAL YEAR
(Report by Manager - Design & Investigation, Mr W Ward) R/00663

Item No: SD187 - 03 - GEORGES RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICE INC. REQUEST TO HOLD TWO CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS AT NICOL MURRAY RESERVE
(Report by Engineers Administrative Assist, Mrs A Horne) P/00188

Item No: SD188 - 03 - USE OF HURSTVILLE OVAL - HURSTVILLE CITY MINOTAURS SOCCER CLUB
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) P/00035

Item No: SD189 - 03 - WATER RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) G/00002

Item No: SD190 - 03 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) R/00675

Item No: SD191 - 03 - OATLEY PARK - PLAN OF MANAGEMENT
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) P/00116

Item No: SD192 - 03 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - BARWON STREET, MORTDALE
(Report by Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) R/00675

Item No: SD193 - 03 - RESIDENT REQUESTS COUNCIL TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE REPAIR OF THE BOUNDARY FENCE BETWEEN 20 IMMARNA PLACE AND COUNCIL'S RESERVE
(Report by Engineers Administrative Assistant, Mrs A Horne) 03/01106

Item No: SD194 - 03 - FUNDING RECEIVED FOR HURSTVILLE OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE CENTRE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
(Report by Children's Services Co-ordinator - Mrs H Hodsdon)

Item No: SD195 - 03 - HEALTHY AGEING FORUM
(Report by Community Worker - Age & Disability, Ms V Field)

Item No: SD196 - 03 - MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THEIR BUS
(Report by Manager, Community Services - Mr D Linden)

Item No: SD197 - 03 - ROCKDALE COUNCIL RE DIMIA REVIEW
(Report by Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden)

Item No: SD198 - 03 - PAVED PARADISE MURAL PROJECT
(Report by Cultural Development Co-ordinator - Ms C Stevens)

Item No: SD199 - 03 - ST GEORGE YOUTH WORKERS NETWORK EXPO AND NEW PROJECTS
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli)

Item No: SD200 - 03 - HURSTVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli) 03/00566

Item No: SD201 - 03 - ST GEORGE & SUTHERLAND ARTSTART FESTIVAL 2003
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli) 03/00134

Item No: SD202 - 03 - METROPOLITAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND NOMINATIONS
(Report by Acting Manager - Library and Information Service, Mr P Edney) 03/00753

Item No: SD203 - 03 - POLICING OF MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) E/0026





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Meeting No. 9 to be held on 15th October, 2003




HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL

CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE 2220


8 October, 2003


His Worship the Mayor and the Councillors


Dear Member,

I have by direction to inform you that a meeting of the SERVICE DELIVERY Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville, on WEDNESDAY, 15 OCTOBER, 2003 at 7.00 P.M for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.


Yours faithfully,




GENERAL MANAGER
B U S I N E S S:


5.30 p.m. Dinner

7.00 p.m. 1. Apologies

2. Disclosure of Interest

3. Consideration of reports submitted to the:

Service Delivery CommitteeCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: QUORUM: 3

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



Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD181 - 03MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Traffic Engineer, Ms C Edwards-Davis

FILE REFERENCE

T/00538

REASON FOR REPORT

To seek Council approval for Traffic Committee items

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Item 5, Recommendation 15. $250/night

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Please refer to the following individual traffic items from Traffic Committee meeting held on 2 October 2003.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The following is a list of Traffic Committee memebers present at the meeting held on 2 October 2003.

Present:
Councillor B GiegerlChair
Councillor M LynchDeputy Chair
Councillor V BadalatiMayor
Mr V Lampe Director Service Delivery
Mr L O’ConnorManager Technical Services
Mr J IngleseTransportation Analyst
Ms C Edwards-DavisTraffic Engineer
Mr B FosterHurstville’s Road Safety Officer
Mr K NodeRoads and Traffic Authority
Mr G KellSt. George Cabs Co-operative Limited
Mr P Edwards Representative of Mr Kevin Greene, MP
Member for Georges River


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD182 - 03QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q54-03 BY COUNCILLOR B GIEGERL RE: HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

T/00538

REASON FOR REPORT

Response to Councillor B Giegerl's question regarding Hampdon Lane, Beverly Hills

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
Response to Councillor B Giegerl's question regarding Hampden Lane, Beverly Hills.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This matter was referred to the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 October 2003 and the Minutes of that meeting are included in the Council Meeting dated 22 October 2003.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD183 - 03QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q55-03 BY COUNCILLOR S MCMAHON RE: PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGNAGE IN MORTDALE SHOPPING CENTRE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

T/00538

REASON FOR REPORT

Response to Councillor S McMahon's question regarding pedestrian crossing signage in Mortdale Shopping Centre

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
Response to Councillor S McMahon's question regarding pedestrian crossing signage in Mortdale Shopping Centre.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This matter was referred to the Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 October 2003 and the Minutes of that meeting are included in the Council Meeting dated 22 October 2003.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD184 - 03QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q53 - 03 BY COUNCILLOR S NASSER RE: REQUEST FOR INDOOR SOCCER AT THE LEISURE CENTRE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp

FILE REFERENCE

03/00600

REASON FOR REPORT

Response to Councillor S Nasser's question regarding a request for Indoor Soccer at the Leisure Centre

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
Response to Councillor S Nasser's question regarding a request for Indoor Soccer at the Leisure Centre.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The approach from Futsal has been received and has been referred to Council's Centre Management, LeisureCo, for evaluation. The Centre Manager, Mr Jason De Bruin will negotiate directly with Futsal in an attempt to meet their needs or at least accommodate them to a mutually acceptable level.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD185 - 03QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q57-03 BY COUNCILLOR P SANSOM RE: RIVERWOOD PARK - LIGHTING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp

FILE REFERENCE

P/00057

REASON FOR REPORT

Response to Councillor Sansom's question regarding Riverwood Park - Lighting

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
Response to Councillor Sansom's question regarding Riverwood Park - Lighting.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This matter will be discussed with current users and resolved with redirection of the existing fixtures where possible.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr W Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD186 - 03RTA FUNDING OF STORMWATER TREATMENT MEASURES FOR 2003-2004 FINANCIAL YEAR

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Design & Investigation, Mr W Ward

FILE REFERENCE

R/00663

REASON FOR REPORT

Acceptance of RTA Funding of Stormwater Treatment Measures for 2003-2004 Financial Year.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Grant of $154,909.00

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

Item SD072-03 Grant Awarded by the RTA for a Gross Pollutant Trap in Penshurst Park at Forest Road - P/00050


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request Council's acceptance of RTA Funding of Stormwater Treatment Measures for 2003-2004 Financial Year.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the offer of $154,909 from the RTA for the installation of a Gross Pollutant Trap.
FURTHER THAT, the General Manager be authorised to sign any documents on behalf of Council,

FURTHER THAT the RTA be thanked for its ongoing support to Council in reducing pollutant loads entering local waterways.

REPORT DETAIL
A report was submitted to Council on 21 May 2003 advising that the RTA had considered six grant submissions from Council and agreed to fund the installation of a Gross Pollutant Trap at Penshurst Park adjacent to the Aquatic Centre – Council resolved to accept these funds.

This trap has since been installed and Council is now in receipt of a further offer of $154,909 from the RTA for its share (of capital cost, and contribution toward 20 years of maintenance) of a Gross Pollutant Trap proposed for Jacques Avenue at Forest Road. The significance of this location is that approximately 30% of the contributing catchment is RTA controlled roadway.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the offer of $154,909 from the RTA for the installation of a Gross Pollutant Trap.

THAT the General Manager be authorised to sign any documents on behalf of Council,

THAT the RTA be thanked for its ongoing support to Council in reducing pollutant loads entering local waterways.

FURTHER THAT Mr M Ward be thanked for his efforts in achieving this Grant from the RTA.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the offer of $154,909 from the RTA for the installation of a Gross Pollutant Trap.

THAT the General Manager be authorised to sign any documents on behalf of Council,

THAT the RTA be thanked for its ongoing support to Council in reducing pollutant loads entering local waterways.

FURTHER THAT Mr M Ward be thanked for his efforts in achieving this Grant from the RTA.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD187 - 03GEORGES RIVER COMMUNITY SERVICE INC. REQUEST TO HOLD TWO CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS AT NICOL MURRAY RESERVE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Engineers Administrative Assist, Mrs A Horne

FILE REFERENCE

P/00188

REASON FOR REPORT

To hold two Christmas Functions at Nicol Murray Reserve

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Waiving of $401.00 in booking fees

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request approval to hold two Christmas Functions at Nicol Murray Reserve.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to GRCS to hold two Christmas Functions at Nicol Murray Reserve, as specified in the below report.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 on both occasions to support the events.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.

REPORT DETAIL
Georges River Community Service Inc (GRCS) are requesting permission to use Nicol Murray Reserve on two occasions, these include:

1. Tuesday, 2 December 2003 from 11am – 3pm, to hold a Christmas Party for GRCS volunteers, and
2. Thursday, 18 December 2003 from 4pm – 7.30pm, to hold a Christmas Party for children and families attending Occy’s Place Occasional Childcare Centre.

Nicol Murray Reserve is available for use on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 and Thursday, 18 December 2003 and a tentative booking has been made for GRCS.

GRCS has requested the standard park booking fee of a $200.50 be waived on both occasions.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to GRCS to hold two Christmas Functions at Nicol Murray Reserve, as specified in the below report.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 on both occasions to support the events.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT permission be granted to GRCS to hold two Christmas Functions at Nicol Murray Reserve, as specified in the below report.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 on both occasions to support the events.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD188 - 03USE OF HURSTVILLE OVAL - HURSTVILLE CITY MINOTAURS SOCCER CLUB

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp

FILE REFERENCE

P/00035

REASON FOR REPORT

Outstanding debts for the use of Hurstville Oval by the Hurstville Minotaurs Soccer Club

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

N/A

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The debt currently stands at $8,083.50

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Consideration of the exclusion of the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club from any future use of Hurstville Oval.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club be prohibited from any further use of Hurstville Oval.

THAT the matter of the outstanding fees, amounting to $8,083.50 be referred to Council’s debt collection agency for recovery.

THAT only St George Junior Rugby League and Hurstville Soccer Club be invited to use Hurstville Oval during the 2004/2005 winter sporting season due to the difficulties in adequately accommodating more than two clubs and the fact that both Clubs have proven to be responsible users of the facility over many years.

REPORT DETAIL
Over recent years, three sporting clubs have utilised the facilities at Hurstville Oval during the Winter Sporting Seasons. They are the St George Junior Rugby League, Hurstville Soccer Club, and the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club, all of which have been allocated various days during each season to hold their competition games.

Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club has, over the same period, proven to be the most troublesome club to deal with. They have generally been by far the worst offenders when it comes to leaving the ground and it’s amenities in a clean and tidy state, and have also been very reluctant to pay the applicable fees when due. Council may recall that in 1999, I reported to Council that the Club had outstanding debts from prior usage of the Oval amounting to almost $5,000 and at the time Council resolved to prevent the Club further access to the Oval until such time as the outstanding debts had been paid, in accordance with Council’s policy (No. 1-725).

They were eventually paid, but the Club continues to abuse the privilege of use of the Oval, in that they now owe Council a further $8,083.50 as detailed in twelve separate invoices, many of which date back to 2000 and 2001, as well as some relating to the recently completed winter season. It is subsequently recommended that the recovery of these debts be referred to and undertaken by Council’s debt collection agency. It is further recommended, because of the ongoing refusal to pay the relevant fees and charges, and the fact that the Oval is rarely left clean and tidy following their usage as required by the “Conditions of Use”, that the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club be excluded from any future use of Hurstville Oval.

The formulation of the winter draw has always proven difficult in that the demand for the Oval by each Club far exceeds the available days. Consequently, none of the Clubs are ever totally happy with the final draw. The flow-on effect of this decision would be that the two other existing winter season users would have available to them a greater number of competition days. A draw would then be able to be prepared which better accommodates the required dates of these Clubs. Both Clubs, being St George Junior Rugby League, Hurstville Soccer Club, have always treated the venue with the respect it deserves and have fully complied with the requirements of the “Conditions of Use”. They have also responded promptly to the payment of any due fees and charges and clearly appreciate the opportunity to use such a high class facility. With their Clubs continuing to grow, it is therefore recommended that they be given priority for use of the Oval in the future.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club be prohibited from any further use of Hurstville Oval.

THAT the matter of the outstanding fees, amounting to $8,083.50 be referred to Council’s debt collection agency for recovery.

THAT only St George Junior Rugby League and Hurstville Soccer Club be invited to use Hurstville Oval during the 2004/2005 winter sporting season due to the difficulties in adequately accommodating more than two clubs and the fact that both Clubs have proven to be responsible users of the facility over many years.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the Hurstville City Minotaurs Soccer Club be prohibited from any further use of Hurstville Oval.

THAT the matter of the outstanding fees, amounting to $8,083.50 be referred to Council’s debt collection agency for recovery.

THAT only St George Junior Rugby League and Hurstville Soccer Club be invited to use Hurstville Oval during the 2004/2005 winter sporting season due to the difficulties in adequately accommodating more than two clubs and the fact that both Clubs have proven to be responsible users of the facility over many years.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD189 - 03WATER RESTRICTIONS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

G/00002

REASON FOR REPORT

Advise Council of water restrictions that have been enforced on 1 October 2003

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
Advise Council of water restrictions that have been enforced on 1 October 2003.

RECOMMENDATION
That the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
As members would be aware, water restrictions have been enforced by Sydney Water since 1 October, 2003. These water restrictions not only apply to residential premises but also businesses and Councils.

Councils are however exempt from water restrictions for certain activities to ensure the relevant services are maintained.

These exemptions are listed below:

Use of Water by Council Plant Nurseries
Sprinklers and watering systems may operate from 06.00am - 09.00am and 05.00pm - 08.00pm only.

Use of Water on Council Sports Grounds and Playing Fields
This exemption applies to non-residential customers that need to use watering systems or sprinklers to maintain safe playing surfaces on active sports grounds and fields that are used for contact sports and physical activities that result in frequent falls.

Golf courses, bowling greens, parks and gardens where physical safety is not a concern are not covered by this exemption, but may be watered by a hand-held hose or using water from a non-drinking water supply at any time.

Sprinklers and watering systems may operate from 06.00am - 09.00am and 05.00pm - 08.00pm on Mondays only.

Use of Water for Vehicle Cleaning
No exemptions are available to residential customers, including customers with residential car wash bays. All vehicles washed at home must be washed and rinsed by bucket only.

Use of Water by Council for High Pressure Cleaning
This exemption applies to non-residential customers that need to use high pressure water cleaning equipment (such as Gerni Water Blasters and RotaCleen) in their business operations for:

Use of Water by Council for Hosing Hard Surfaces for Public Health and Hygiene
This exemption applies to non-residential customers that need to use water to spot clean hard surfaces such as paths, floors and contaminated surfaces for public health and safety only. This limited exemption includes:

This exemption ONLY applies where it is necessary to spot clean using water for public health and safety.

It is mandatory that a hand-held hose with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment is used when cleaning.

Use of Water for Council Construction & Maintenance
This exemption applies to non-residential customers that need to use water during construction and maintenance activities to successfully complete the project and to maintain a safe work environment. These operations include but are not limited to:

Council has deferred planned maintenance and turf renewal on sporting fields and in particular around soccer posts and high use areas in football fields until water restrictions have been lifted.

Planned tree plantings have also been deferred as well as footpath cleaning in Hurstville CBD.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
That the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT the possibility of using bore water be investigated.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED That the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT the possibility of using bore water be investigated.
((Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD190 - 03STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - CAMBRIDGE STREET, PENSHURST

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

R/00675

REASON FOR REPORT

Street Lighting upgrade

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Design Fee of $330.00 plus the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $91.59 including GST

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Proposal received by Council to increase lighting levels in Cambridge Street, Penshurst.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the Design Fee of $330.00 plus the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $91.59 to improve the level of lighting in Cambridge Street, Penshurst.

REPORT DETAIL
Following a request from a resident regarding the upgrade of street lighting in Cambridge Street, Penshurst, the advice of Energy Australia has been sought.

Energy Australia recommend the installation of a 80W MBF lantern and 3.5 bracket on the existing pole at a height of 7m, and upgrading the existing 2'20 light to a 80W MBF lantern on the current bracket.

We are advised that a Design Fee of $330.00 will apply, plus an annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $91.59.

The Director Administration's comments are as follows:

“Additional usage costs associated with a pure safety issue should be met from the ongoing working funds of Council.

Accordingly the amount referred to will be included in the upcoming quarterly review and form part of the working capital analysis.”

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the Design Fee of $330.00 plus the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $91.59 to improve the level of lighting in Cambridge Street, Penshurst.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the Design Fee of $330.00 plus the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $91.59 to improve the level of lighting in Cambridge Street, Penshurst.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD191 - 03OATLEY PARK - PLAN OF MANAGEMENT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp

FILE REFERENCE

P/00116

REASON FOR REPORT

Engagement of external consultant to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops for the Oatley Park Plan of Management.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

$8,540 (excluding GST)

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

Item SD037-03 - Bushfire Management Plan for Oatley Park, Oatley Heights Park & Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Council to approve engaging an external consultant to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops as part of the preparation of Oatley Park Plan of Management.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT an external consultant be engaged to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops at a cost of $8,540 (excluding GST) and that the funds be voted from Working Funds Surplus.

REPORT DETAIL
Councillors may recall at the meeting of 19 March 2003, a report regarding the finalisation of the Bushfire Management Plan for Oatley Park was placed before the Council for notation.

This Plan is intended to be working document and able to be implemented straight away. It was to form part of the Plan of Management for Oatley Park, which is currently in preparation.

Oatley Park is currently addressed in Council's generic Community Land Plan of Management for Natural Areas, however, recent changes to the Local Government Act's Land Management legislation now require that it have its own specific Plan of Management because of the significance of the area.

The initial public consultation phase for this Plan of Management has now been completed and to further the preparation of this document, there is now the need to conduct detailed interviews and focus group workshops involving the key stakeholders. It is appropriate that an external consultant be engaged to undertake this work, culminating in the preparation of a report detailing the issues which require consideration and resolution as part of the finalisation of the Plan of Management. The cost of this project is $8,540 (excluding GST) and it will ensure a transparent and independent appraisal of the management issues pertaining to Oatley Park. It is subsequently recommended that $8,540 be voted from Working Funds Surplus to fund the conducting of stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops. Council has had previous experience with the proposed Consultants, Michael King & Associates, as they completed the consultation for the Feasibility Study for the expansion of the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT an external consultant be engaged to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops at a cost of $8,540 (excluding GST) and that the funds be voted from Working Funds Surplus.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT an external consultant be engaged to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus group workshops at a cost of $8,540 (excluding GST) and that the funds be voted from Working Funds Surplus.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD192 - 03STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - BARWON STREET, MORTDALE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

R/00675

REASON FOR REPORT

Street lighting upgrade

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $71.05 including GST

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Proposal received by Council to increase lighting levels in Barwon Street, Mortdale.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $71.05 to improve the level of lighting in Barwon Street, Mortdale.

REPORT DETAIL
Following a request from a resident regarding the upgrade of street lighting in Barwon Street, Mortdale, the advice of Energy Australia has been sought.

Energy Australia recommend the installation of a new twin light on a 2m bracket on the existing pole.

We are advised that an annual charge of $71.05 will apply for the new lighting scheme.

The Director Administration's comments are as follows:

“Additional usage costs associated with a pure safety issue should be met from the ongoing working funds of Council.

Accordingly the amount referred to will be included in the upcoming quarterly review and form part of the working capital analysis.”

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $71.05 to improve the level of lighting in Barwon Street, Mortdale.
(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $71.05 to improve the level of lighting in Barwon Street, Mortdale.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD193 - 03RESIDENT REQUESTS COUNCIL TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE REPAIR OF THE BOUNDARY FENCE BETWEEN 20 IMMARNA PLACE AND COUNCIL'S RESERVE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Engineers Administrative Assistant, Mrs A Horne

FILE REFERENCE

03/01106

REASON FOR REPORT

Resident requests Council to contribute towards the repair of the boundary fence between 20 Immarna Place and Council's Reserve

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)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Resident requests Council to contribute 50% of the cost towards the repair of the boundary fence between 20 Immarna Place and Council's Reserve.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT no contribution be made towards the fence replacement and/or repair.

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received correspondence dated 29 September 2003 from a Mrs E. Menzies as follows:

Permission was denied to remove the Eucalyptus nicholii tree in the front of the property and the Eucalyptus tree in the rear of the property, however, permission was granted to lop overhanging branches, thin the canopy and remove deadwood from the trees.

Local Council’s are exempt from the Dividing Fences Act 1991 and as it is Council’s policy when the deterioration of the fence is not directly attributable to the use of the Council reserve, no contribution is made towards its replacement or repair.

Furthermore we recommend that no contribution be made towards the fence replacement and/or repair.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be referred to Council.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council pay an ex-gratia amount of up to $300.00 for the replacement cost of the fence in question.
(Moved Clr M Frawley /Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD194 - 03FUNDING RECEIVED FOR HURSTVILLE OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE CENTRE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Children's Services Co-ordinator - Mrs H Hodsdon

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Membes of Council are advised that the Hurstville Occasional Child Care Centre has received $1292 to provide assistance for children with additional needs. This funding is from the Department of Community Services as part of the Supporting Children with Additional Needs (SCAN) funding scheme.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Councillors may be aware of the SCAN funding scheme which is a Department of Community Services (DoCS) program that aims to provide eligible NSW funded children’s service providers with resources they may require to assist children with additional needs to have equal access to a quality early childhood experience. Payments made under the SCAN funding scheme are a contribution only to the cost of a child’s placement in a service.

There are four target population groups for children with additional needs eligible to access SCAN funds. These are:

· Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) children
· Children from culturally diverse (CALD) backgrounds
· Children with challenging behaviour (CB)
· Children with disabilities (Dis)

DoCS has appointed SCAN organisations to manage the funding scheme in each of the DoCS regions. SCAN organisations determine the level of funding based on the needs of eligible services within a DoCS area. The SCAN organisation for the South East (SE) DoCS region, of which Hurstville City Council is a part, is SDN Children’s Services Inc. Council’s Children’s Services Coordinator is currently a member of the SE SCAN Area Reference Group which is responsible for representing the interests of the target population groups and to provide advice and support to the SCAN organisation.

Hurstville Occasional Child Care service has received $1292.00 in SCAN funding to assist children from the CALD and Dis target groups who are currently attending the service. Further applications will continue to be submitted to SE SCAN as enrolments in the occasional care service are constantly changing. It is anticipated that SCAN funding will be ongoing at Hurstville Occasional Child Care to assist the service in supporting children with additional needs.

Further reports will be provided to Council as additional funding is made available.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD195 - 03HEALTHY AGEING FORUM

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Age & Disability, Ms V Field

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Council contribution of $2000 from funds allocated in current budget

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides an overview of the recent Healthy Ageing Forum held in Hurstville.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Members are advised that a Healthy Ageing Forum was held in Council’s Entertainment Centre on September 30th, 2003. Planning and hosting of this event was achieved in partnership between Hurstville and Rockdale Councils, together with the Division of General Practice, the St. George Migrant Resource Centre (Aged Services), Macedonia Australia Welfare Association, Australia Chinese Community Association & Chinese Australia Services Society. Funding for the event included a grant received from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services.

The “Healthy Ageing Forum” presented talks with question-time by local health practitioners. The talks were delivered in English and the 5 major community languages in St George. There were also information stalls from 23 providers of health services and demonstrations of various exercise methods, appropriate for older persons.

A formal Welcome was delivered by the Mayor, Councillor Badalati, followed by an address from the Hon. Robert McClelland, Federal Minister for Barton and launch of a health directory by Dr. Klaus Stelter, Manager of the St George Division of GPs. The Health Directory, that is to be presented to every general practitioner in the St George region, will facilitate better information and referral of clients to support services. MC for the day was Mrs. Lurline Simpson, resident of Lugarno and active volunteer member of the Hurstville Access Committee, as well as the management committee member for the St George Regional Museum and the St George Division of General Practice.

Morning tea and multicultural food was served.

The event was attended by some 350 – 400 residents, whose feed back has been positive and enthusiastic, with request for similar events in the future. Feedback from information stall-holders indicates that the event provided a useful networking opportunity.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD196 - 03MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THEIR BUS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager, Community Services - Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for a decision of Council

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

An allocation of $3,000 from Working Funds Surplus will be required to cover the costs of servicing and maintaining the bus

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
An approach has been made to Council by the St George Migrant Resource Centre for assistance with the garaging and servicing of one of the centre's community buses.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council agree to the partnership arrangement as outlined in the report.

THAT the current fees and charges applicable to Council's existing community bus apply to the use of the Migrant Resource Centre bus when hired through Council in accordance with the agreed arrangements.

FURTHER, THAT an amount of $3000 be allocated from Working Funds Surplus to cover the costs of servicing and maintaining the community bus.

REPORT DETAIL
The St George Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) has submitted a proposal to Council in relation to a request for the overnight garaging and servicing of a new 22 seater community bus which the MRC is proposing to purchase and recently the Mayor and Council staff met with representatives of the MRC to discuss the proposal in detail.

Background

The MRC provides programs and services to assist with settlement issues of the culturally and linguistically diverse population of the St George region. This assistance takes many forms and one form is the support provided to the frail aged and disabled persons from non-English speaking backgrounds through several Multicultural and Disability Services programs. These programs are provided throughout the region and benefit about 80 clients in the Hurstville LGA.

The delivery of these programs involves the provision of transport for many of the clients to enable them to access the service such as the provision of centre based culturally appropriate meals and social activities.

To meet the increasing demand for transport services, particularly for clients within the Hurstville LGA the MRC is proposing to purchase an additional community bus and is proposing to establish a partnership arrangement with Council similar to one that has existed with Rockdale Council for a number of years.

The MRC Proposal

The MRC proposes that the new community bus be garaged at Council depot when not in use and that Council garage staff undertake the general maintenance, repairs and scheduled servicing and provide technical advice as well as providing the MRC with access to fuel (at their cost) at the corporate rate.

The MRC will be responsible for the registration and insurance of the vehicle as well as for major repairs.

In return for this support the Council will have access to the bus on evenings, weekends, four weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and for another three weeks to be negotiated during the remainder of the year. Council will also be able to display its logo on the bus.

As previously mentioned a similar partnership arrangement has been in existence between the MRC and Rockdale Council for a number of years in relation to the existing community bus.

Comment on Proposal

In discussions with the Manager Technical Services it has been established that it would be possible to garage the bus at Council’s depot and to provide access to the fuel at the corporate rate. It would also be possible to carry out the maintenance, repairs and servicing however as no allowance has been made for the cost of this work in the current budget it would need to be met from Working Funds Surplus as advised by the Director, Administration. From discussions with Rockdale Council it is estimated that these costs could be in the order of $2,000 - $3,000 per annum.

While it will be necessary to clarify the details of what constitutes major and minor repairs and other aspects of the arrangements these can be finalised and incorporated into a formal document prior to commencement.

Fees and Charges

In accordance with the proposed arrangements Council will be able to hire the bus during the evenings, on weekends, for four weeks over the Christmas and New Year holiday period and at other times to be negotiated. The income obtained from the hiring during these times will assist in offsetting the costs incurred in maintaining the vehicle.

As the proposed bus is larger than Council’s existing 12 seater bus it is likely that a higher fee should be charged for its use. For the time being however it is proposed that the current fees and charges apply. This will allow time to monitor the demand and use of the bus during the available times and also to evaluate the costs associated with the arrangement, which in turn will assist in setting a hire charge.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT this matter be deferred until further detailed information is received.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT this matter be deferred until further detailed information is received.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD197 - 03ROCKDALE COUNCIL RE DIMIA REVIEW

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the consideration of Council

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No

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

SD110-03 of 16 July 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Rockdale Council has requested that adjoining Councils make representations to the Federal Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in relation to the possible impacts of the changes to the funding of the St George Migrant Resource Centre.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council make representations to the Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in support of Rockdale Council’s approaches and request that any consultation that takes place as a result include representatives from Hurstville Council.

REPORT DETAIL
Rockdale Council recently considered a report on the possible impact of changes to the funding of the St George Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs following a review of funding for Settlement Services for Migrants and resolved to make representations to the Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and local Federal Members expressing concern regarding:

· The loss of commitment to the MRC program;
· The proposed decrease in funding to Migrant Resource Centres;
· The loss of commitment to ethnic specific services for migrants who have been in Australia for more than five years.

The representations also contained a request for sensitive delivery of the new arrangements to ensure that the quality of service delivery for local migrant needs is not compromised.

The Council resolved that adjoining Councils be requested to lobby their local Federal Members seeking support for these representations to the Minister.

The issue of the review of funding of Settlement Services for Migrants has been previously reported to Council together with a summary of the likely outcomes and an indication that the Federal Government was committed to implementing the recommendations contained in the final report.

In view of this commitment by the Government the expression of concern would seem to be of little value however support is still considered warranted. It is also understood that the representations will be seeking further consultation with Rockdale Council about the delivery of the new arrangements and it proposed that representations be made to include Hurstville Council in any such consultation.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council make representations to the Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in support of Rockdale Council’s approaches and request that any consultation that takes place as a result include representatives from Hurstville Council.
(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr M Frawley)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council make representations to the Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs in support of Rockdale Council’s approaches and request that any consultation that takes place as a result include representatives from Hurstville Council.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD198 - 03PAVED PARADISE MURAL PROJECT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Cultural Development Co-ordinator - Ms C Stevens

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funds allocated in current budget

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

SD117-03 16 July, 2003


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
To update Council of the Paved Paradise community mural project.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Design workshops

Phase one of the Paved Paradise project is now almost complete. Design workshops have been conducted by mural artist, Rodney Monk, with three groups as listed below:

Date Group Venue Participants

22/08/03 Kingsgrove Primary School On-site 12
Kingsgrove High School On-site 16
Youth Zone ‘the av’ 3

29/08/03 Kingsgrove Primary School On-site 12
Kingsgrove High School On-site 18
Youth Zone ‘the av’ 2

05/09/03 Kingsgrove Primary School On-site 12
Kingsgrove High School On-site 18
Youth Zone ‘the av’ 4

Themes generated through the design process included the environment, multi-culturalism and peace. Images include aspects of the natural and built environment of the local area, the train, industrial area, homes, magpies, trees, the sun, pets and islands to symbolise Australia’s position within the Pacific region. Fantasy images of dolphins, giraffes and doves and an image of hands clasped around the earth were also incorporated to give a message of global peace. Participants in the 15 to 25 years age group wanted to incorporate ‘pieces’ (spray art designs based on words). The benefits of being able to communicate through images were discussed however about 7 of the 36 participants expressed that their interest was in the word based medium only. The word “Kingsgrove” was subsequently incorporated into the mural.

Community Involvement

Thirteen local residents in homes adjacent to the park were consulted by a door knock and written survey conducted by the Manager, Community Services in conjunction with the Cultural Development Officer. Information gathered includes demographics, responses to the park, graffiti and young people. The following times were also made available for residents to meet with staff to discuss any issues:

Time Date Venue Participants

10am-11am Sat 13/09/03 Kingsgrove Community Information 7
4pm-5pm Fri 19/09/03 Kingsgrove Community Information 0
7pm-8pm Thu 25/09/03 Kingsgrove Community Information 0
10am-11am Wed 01/10/03 Kingsgrove Community Information 22

100% of residents surveyed (42) expressed a positive response to the mural and the idea of providing activities to involve young people within their community in a positive way. Several commendations for the way that the Council maintains the park were also given. Concerns have been expressed regarding drug use, graffiti and other anti-social behaviour in the park particularly on Weekend evenings 10pm to 3am. Our project partners, Hurstville Local Area Command, have been advised and have agreed to increase patrols in the area at these times. The Team Leader, Law Enforcement has also increased patrol of the area by Council’s Law Enforcement Officers.

Many long time residents 50+ years have contributed their recollections to the process, particularly images of the dairy, blackberries and the rose garden where bridal photos were taken in years gone by. Some of these images have been incorporated into the design. Residents have also given encouragement to the young people working on the project and made improvement suggestions regarding planting and facilities including a walking/bike track for the elderly and children and refurbishment of the cricket nets.

Painting, planting and planning

29 students from Kingsgrove Primary and Kingsgrove High Schools participated in the painting of the mural under supervision of the artist and their teachers from 15th to 24th September, 2003. Although only contracted to cover half of the Rail Corridor Sound Barrier wall, the artist was able to extend the project to cover the entire surface. See attachment. The mural has been treated with a sacrificial anti-graffiti coating and a clean-up of the eastern boundary has been completed by Council staff. Young people completing Community Service Orders through the Department of Juvenile Justice will undertake a paint-out and planting of the western boundary during October.

Participants will also contribute to planning a celebration day to mark the completion of the mural and have input into planning for Phase Two of the project which involves a forum and workshops. Councillors and local media will be advised of the date and time for the celebration day in due course.


APPENDIX
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr /Seconded Clr )
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD199 - 03ST GEORGE YOUTH WORKERS NETWORK EXPO AND NEW PROJECTS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli

FILE REFERENCE

N/A

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The report provides an overview of projects with which the St George Youth Workers Network is involved.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Councillors would be aware through previous reports that the St George Youth Workers Network has run a number of successful projects over the past 4 years, including attracting new funding for youth services of well over $1 million. Council’s Community Worker Youth Services has played a key role in the development of this Network and its successful service provision.

On 3rd December 2003, the Network will hold an Expo of its projects and member services to promote its work to key stakeholders in the community. As part of the Expo event, Network will also hold its Annual General Meeting and officially launch the Teaching Resource Kit produced by its Domestic Violence Prevention Project.

Councillors are cordially invited to attend the Expo. Invitations will also be extended to funding bodies of the various Network projects, and to local members of parliament, clubs and school principals.

The Expo will serve to highlight the contributions made by the Network and the many youth services who are active members, and to outline to local stakeholders various opportunities for collaboration and support for youth services in the future. The Expo will offer networking opportunities and information on current and new projects, including the Sutherland St George Homelessness Persons Brokerage Project outlined in earlier reports.

Sutherland St George Homelessness Persons Brokerage Project

Councillors may recall that Council’s Community Worker Youth Services secured Network’s funding for this project in June 2003, and established a steering group of project partners from across the region to support the project. The NSW Department of Community Services has a keen interest in the progress of the project, as it offers a relatively new model of service provision which if successful will see recurrent funding provided for St George and Sutherland and the likely expansion of the model across NSW.

The project will offer casework support to homeless people who do not currently access existing local SAAP services (ie women’s and youth accommodation services). This reflects the fact that there are no SAAP-funded services for homeless men over the age of 25 in St George or Sutherland. The brokerage funds will assist with flexible, short-term financial support for clients in order to prevent or alleviate homelessness and crisis situations.

A Project Coordinator, Margaret Arena, has now been employed by the Network and has begun identifying local issues for homeless people. Some of these issues include:

· Homeless people, particularly men, with addiction and mental health problems
· Single young people 18-25 years for whom there is no crisis accommodation (besides men’s hostels in the city)
· Affordable housing for young couples, refugee siblings and women and children fleeing domestic violence
· People living in caravan parks with no security of tenure
· Drop-in services providing meals, showers, information and referral
· Financial access to the private rental market

In addition to pursuing these issues, the project will also offer financial assistance through its brokerage component, which will be distributed through several agencies across the geographical region.

Better Futures

As outlined in an earlier report, the Youth Network has been involved in local and regional planning for this new program which aims to improve systemic links among human service providers.

A Draft proposal for funding is under consideration by the Better Futures Seniors Officers Group, which includes representatives from NSW departments for Health, Housing, Community Services, Aged & Disability, Juvenile Justice, Education and The Cabinet Office.

If successful, the St George project will receive funding of around $70,000 for a 12 month project to pursue two primary goals:· The establishment of protocols between the Department of Education & Training and local community-based youth and family support services. This will build on existing links between youth service and schools in St George and provide a model for other services across NSW.
· An analysis of gaps in after-school hours services for young people aged 9-14, with a view to developing new and ongoing programs to service this target group through the key transition from primary to high school

Job Placement, Employment and Training (JPET) Provider Selection

Job Placement, Employment and Training (JPET) aims to assist young people, 15 to 21 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to overcome personal and social barriers and engage more fully in the life of their communities to achieve greater social and economic participation.

The Federal Department of Family & Community Services is currently inviting Registrations of Interest for the next round of funding to run JPET programs across Australia. The St George region is currently serviced by Mission Australia’s JPET program in Campsie, which is not readily accessible for many people in St George.

The efforts of staff at St George Reconnect in both effectively servicing clients and in identifying further areas of community need have helped to have Rockdale identified as an area of high need for a JPET project. This process is similar to that which led to a Reconnect project being funded in St George. St George Youth Workers Network will be submitting a Registration of Interest for a local JPET project which, if successful, will secure approximately $170,000pa for a service that will form an excellent complement to existing services such as Reconnect and ensure the viability of the Network for many years to come.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD200 - 03HURSTVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli

FILE REFERENCE

03/00566

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Budget drawn from funds available in 43417-030 Youth Consultative Programs/Committee
43417-070 Festivals & Training

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides an update on Youth Council activities.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The Hurstville Youth Council continues to meet monthly. Minutes are attached.

The youth council is currently planning a youth event to take place at Memorial Square on Saturday December 13, 2003. This event will be a multi-genre talent quest, held during the late afternoon and early evening. Invitations to participate will be promoted primarily through local high schools and youth services, as well as participants from the regional ArtStart festival which has recently taken place.

Youth council members were actively involved in volunteering for the Enter the Dragon Film Festival and Arts expo, assisting with media and promotion work for the ArtStart Festival and volunteering at the Expo event.

The youth council continues to draw interest with three young people expressing an interest in joining over the past 6 weeks. One of these is a Student Representative Council member who had attended the June youth council meeting as part of the youth council’s ‘networking’ initiative. In the interests of utilising this enthusiasm while it is available, these young people have been invited to participate in the youth council now rather than waiting to nominate in March 2004 when nominations will be called for formally. This will also enable the youth council to compensate for members who are currently unable to participate due to HSC and other study commitments.


APPENDIX
HURSTVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL
Minutes of a meeting held at
HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
MONDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2003 – 5pm-7pm


PRESENT:

Lisa Liu, Jasmine Johnson, Adam Willis, Carlie Newbold, Elisa Fisher, Beti Kostoska, Mary Ognenovska, Con .

APOLOGIES:

Alicia Gonzalez, Keira McEvoy, Eleanor Winkler, Stuart Thickett.

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mark D'Astoli (HCC), Athena Field (YouthZone), Georgia Close (St George Museum),
Nerida Woods (ArtStart)

YouthZone Youth Centre

- Lisa gave a brief rundown on the youth council and its achievements over the past year, including the December 14 event and Have Your say Day.
- Lisa invited Athena to outline YouthZone’s activities and their identified priorities for young people in the region.
- Athena spoke about the Drop-In program at The Av and associated youth programs such as DJ workshops and aerosol art including participating in Paved Paradise.
- A major issue for YouthZone at present is the need for a new youth facility, as The Av has limited usefulness and functionality. Mark indicated that YouthZone and the youth council will be involved in the set-up and ongoing management of a new facility when it becomes available.

St George Regional Museum

- Georgia is working on a project between Fairfield and Hurstville Councils called Urban Walls, which is developing and exhibiting aerosol art. Georgia is seeking HYC input on the project.
- Young people interested in being involved in interviews can contact Georgia on 9580 4040 or museumassistant@hurstville.nsw.gov.au .

ArtStart

- Nerida (project coordinator) gave an update on what was happening with ArtStart and invited members to participate in workshops or as volunteers at the Enter the Dragon Festival.
- Members also offered to promote the Festival at school assemblies
- Workshops to be held as part of ArtStart include:
Events Management; Music Production; Songwriting; Radio Production + DJ skills; Pacific Island & Maori Performance; Writing for Performance; Film production for Muslim youth; Macedonian Youth Magazine project; Graffiti Art; Young Women’s’ film project; Drumming and percussion; Puppet making; Digital and Traditional print media & Poster design.

BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES:

Youth Council Mission Statement

- Lisa will follow up all contributions and bring something to the October meeting.

Challenge YA Application

- Eleanor drafted a submission for this funding – we should receive notification of the results in mid–September.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

December Event

- Mark has booked Memorial Square for December 13 and the Civic Theatre for heats on November 18, 20 & 27.
- task sheet attached.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed.

Next meeting Wednesday October 8th 2003 in
Meeting Room 1, 5-7pm,
upstairs in Hurstville Civic Centre - MacMahon St Hurstville.
Please RSVP to Mark on 9330 6093 or mdastoli@hurstville.nsw.gov.au


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD201 - 03ST GEORGE & SUTHERLAND ARTSTART FESTIVAL 2003

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli

FILE REFERENCE

03/00134

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Council contribution of $3000 from available funds in Youth Festival Co-ordinator budget 4602.51910

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides an update on the Artstart Festival 2003.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The Regional ArtStart Festival in the St George and Sutherland took place over September and October, with over 800-1000 young people participating in a wide range of workshops, performances and exhibitions, including the State Festival launch at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The regional festival was coordinated by the St George Youth Workers Network, which received $45,000 in funding from the NSW Department of Education & Training to coordinate a regional festival. Additional financial support was provided by Hurstville, Kogarah and Sutherland Shire Councils.

ArtStart provides an opportunity for cooperation and collaboration between young people, the youth sector, artists and cultural services, local government and educational institutions. In addition to an extensive workshop program, festival focus events took place at Hurstville’s Enter the Dragon Arts Expo and the Menai Together Festival.

Council's Community Worker - Youth Services was involved in submitting for, planning and managing the ArtStart project through the Youth Network. Young people from Sutherland and St George were involved in festival planning, volunteering, promotion and artwork.

As ArtStart Coordinator, Nerida Woods performed an outstanding job in a very short timeframe. The workshops across the region were well-attended, with many filling within days of being announced. Performances at the events were also extremely well-received by those attending.

Participants in many of the ArtStart workshops have indicated great enthusiasm for continuing their learning and skills development beyond the life of the festival. To this end, Council’s Community Worker Youth Services will work with these groups to utilise existing resources and attract new funding to expand training opportunities and activities in these areas in coming months.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD202 - 03METROPOLITAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND NOMINATIONS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Acting Manager - Library and Information Service, Mr P Edney

FILE REFERENCE

03/00753

REASON FOR REPORT

For Council's consideration of nominations.

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)

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
To consider the nomination of a Councillor and an Officer as office bearers of the Metropolitan Public Libraries Association for the year 2003 to 2004.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council consider the matter of nominations and that the nomination of a Councillor and Officer be forwarded to the Returning Officer, Kathleen Bresnahan, Public Libraries Branch, State Library of New South Wales. Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer by 5.00 pm Friday 14 November 2003 in time for the election of the office bearers for year 2003 to 2004 on Friday 28 November, 2003.

REPORT DETAIL
The Metropolitan Public Libraries Association is an organisation that represents public libraries in the metropolitan area of Sydney and negotiates with various authorities for the betterment of library services in the Sydney metropolitan area.

A letter has been received from Anne Hall, Secretary of the Metropolitan Public Libraries Association, calling for nominations for the positions of President and Vice President. Nominations close on Friday 14 November, 2003.

Currently, Councillor Beverley Giegerl is Vice President of the Association and Laurie Urane, former Manager - Library and Information Service, holds a non councillor position on the executive. Copies of the nomination form have been forwarded to Councillors and senior staff.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be referred to Council.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Councillor B Giegerl be nominated as President to The Metropolitan Public Libraries Association.

FURTHER, THAT the General Manager nominate appropriate Council Officers to attend the Annual General Meeting
(Moved Clr S McMahon /Seconded Clr J Morris)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD203 - 03POLICING OF MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens

FILE REFERENCE

E/0026

REASON FOR REPORT

Advise Council of mandatory water restrictions effective 1 October 2003

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
Council is in receipt of correspondence from the Minister of Energy and Utilities seeking Council’s assistance in the compliance and enforcement of mandatory water restrictions.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council assist in the compliance and enforcement of Mandatory Water Restrictions in accordance with the directions of the Minister of Energy and Utilities in its letter to Council dated the 25th September, 2003.

FURTHER THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be authorised in accordance with the provisions of Sections 377 and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993, and Section 50 of the Sydney Water Act 1994, to issue Penalty Infringement Notices in respect of breaches of water restrictions required by the Sydney Water Regulation 2000.

REPORT DETAIL
Council is in receipt of correspondence from the Minister of Energy and Utilities seeking Council’s assistance in the compliance and enforcement of mandatory water restrictions, which come into effect on the 1st November, 2003. From this date the Minister has appointed Council as an authorised person for the purposes of Section 50 of the Sydney Water Act 1994 (SW Regulation).

The restrictions prohibit the following uses of water:-
- the use of water sprinklers or other watering systems; and,
- the hosing of hard surfaces and vehicles.

The following uses are excluded from these restrictions:-
- the application of water by hand held hose or drip water system directly to vegetation;
- use of recycled water from non- portable pipe work;
- use of bore water and rainwater from rainwater tanks;
- use of water for flushing boat engines and cleaning bilges and associated safety components; and,
- use of water for the maintenance of public health, fire fighting and related activities or any other essential or approved use.

The penalty for the offence ‘breach water restrictions’ under the SW Regulation is 2 Penalty Units ($220). Arrangements have been made for this offence to be included as part of the Self Enforcing Infringement Notice Scheme (SEINS) administered by the NSW Infringement Processing Bureau (IPB). Council will receive approximately $200 after the IPB processing commission has been deducted.

The enforcement of these regulations will be included as part of the activities and functions of Council’s Law Enforcement Officers during the normal course of their duties. The impact of these additional duties at this stage is unknown however the process will be monitored and reported accordingly.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council assist in the compliance and enforcement of Mandatory Water Restrictions in accordance with the directions of the Minister of Energy and Utilities in its letter to Council dated the 25th September, 2003.

FURTHER THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be authorised in accordance with the provisions of Sections 377 and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993, and Section 50 of the Sydney Water Act 1994, to issue Penalty Infringement Notices in respect of breaches of water restrictions required by the Sydney Water Regulation 2000.
(Moved Clr M Frawley/Seconded Clr W Pickering)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council assist in the compliance and enforcement of Mandatory Water Restrictions in accordance with the directions of the Minister of Energy and Utilities in its letter to Council dated the 25th September, 2003.

FURTHER THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be authorised in accordance with the provisions of Sections 377 and 378 of the Local Government Act 1993, and Section 50 of the Sydney Water Act 1994, to issue Penalty Infringement Notices in respect of breaches of water restrictions required by the Sydney Water Regulation 2000.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 15/10/2003

SD204 - 03HOME EDUCATION ASSOCIATION'S REQUEST TO HOLD ANNUAL HOME EDUCATED CHILDREN'S FAIR AT OATLEY PARK (STEAMROLLER PARK) ON MONDAY 27 OCTOBER 2003

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Engineers Administrative Assistant, Mrs A Horne

FILE REFERENCE

P/00043

REASON FOR REPORT

Home Education Association are requesting to hold their Annual Home Educated Children's Fair at Oatley Park (Steamroller Park) on Monday 27 October 2003 from 12.00 pm - 3.00pm

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Waiving a booking fee of $200.50

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Home Education Association are requesting to hold their Annual Home Educated Children's Fair at Oatley Park (Steamroller Park) on Monday 27 October 2003 from 12.00 pm - 3.00pm

RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to the Home Education Association to hold their Annual Children’s Fair at Oatley Park (Steam Roller Park) on Monday, 27 October 2003 from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 to support the event on the basis that exclusive use of the facility is neither requested nor required.

THAT the Home Education Association provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received correspondence dated 12 October 2003 from the Home Education Association as follows:

The area requested is available for use on Monday, 27 October 2003 and a tentative booking has been made for the Home Education Association.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to the Home Education Association to hold their Annual Children’s Fair at Oatley Park (Steam Roller Park) on Monday, 27 October 2003 from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 to support the event on the basis that exclusive use of the facility is neither requested nor required.

THAT the Home Education Association provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.
(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr M Frawley)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT permission be granted to the Home Education Association to hold their Annual Children’s Fair at Oatley Park (Steam Roller Park) on Monday, 27 October 2003 from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $200.50 to support the event on the basis that exclusive use of the facility is neither requested nor required.

THAT the Home Education Association provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed.
(Moved Clr P Sansom /Seconded Clr S McMahon)