MAYORAL MINUTE

Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

MAYORAL MINUTE
Councillors,

Welcome back to the first meeting for 2006. I have a number of issues I wish to report to Council:

Lugarno Lions
I have recently been informed of the final results of the fund raising efforts of the Lugarno Lions over the Christmas period. Congratulations need to be extended to the Lugarno Lions on the success of their Christmas Raffle and the gift wrapping project which was held in the Roselands Shopping Centre.

The Lugarno Lions Giant Christmas Stocking Raffle was their best ever where they made $9,565 for the Lions Children's Mobility Foundation and they also sold $1,613 worth of their very popular Lions Christmas cakes. This is a massive increase on the 2004 result when $5,726 in tickets were sold. The Georges River Community Services collected $2,048 for the gift wrapping service they provided and Riverwood Community Services also made $1,500 from their gift wrapping and collected 50 presents from the wishing tree. Georges River Lioness Club collected $369 for Santa Letters which they send out to children.

Congratulations are extended to all these organisations in raising substantial funds to feed the needy in our area.

Prostate Cancer
Continuing on the charity theme, as part of our Australia Day dinner celebrations, a cheque for $24,279.70 was presented to Professor John Kearsley from the Prostate Cancer Institute, at the St George Hospital. This money was the latest amount Council has donated to the hospital to assist with its prostate cancer program. I am pleased to report that since 2003, Council has raised over $100,000 through its Mayoral Balls and Mayoral Golf Days to assist the work of the Prostate Cancer Institute.
Australia Day Awards
On behalf of Council, I have forwarded letters of congratulations to two local recipients of this year’s Australia Day honours. These are Mr Peter Hadfield of Gymea and
Mr John Campbell of Oatley. Mr Hadfield was recognised for his service to athletics and the community. He was Australia’s number 1 ranked athlete in the decathlon event for 10 years and competed in two Olympics and Commonwealth Games. He also captained the Australian Athletics Team and was voted NSW Athlete of the Year four times.

Mr Campbell received the Order of Australia Medal for his service to the community within Peakhurst, Riverwood and Lugarno, where he has been actively involved as a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society for 44 years.

Employee of the Year
Earlier today, the Annual Employee of the Year Awards were held at Hurstville Oval. This is the second time these wards have been held to honour the efforts of our staff. I am sure you will join me in extending Council’s congratulations to Kay Gore who is this year’s winner of the Employee of the Year Award and to the Family Day Care Team for their work as Team of the Year. Congratulations are also extended to Brett Thompson, Carolyn Long, Pauline English, Christine Pearce, Grace Thoo, John Burke, John Scanlan, Graham Young and Patrick Cordova who received outstanding performance awards.

Narwee High School
There recently has been community comment surrounding the Narwee High School Site. I feel that now is the time to set the record straight, following a Letter to the Editor that appeared in the Leader on 21 February 2006.

The letter contained the following allegations:

Allegation 1:- “The Mayor was aware that the Liberal Councillors would not be attending the Council meeting of December 14. The Mayor put Narwee High School on the agenda as a late item”

Response :- I was advised by Councillor Lee a few days before the meeting that he would not be attending as he had a Liberal Party function to attend. As late as 3.30 on the afternoon of the 14th, Councillor Hindi told me he was coming to the Council meeting. At 6:55pm, he rang me to advise he couldn’t make the meeting. Councillor Gillespie was overseas.


Allegation 2:- “The Liberal Councillors walked out so that there would not be a
quorum and the matter would have to be deferred to a normal meeting
when Councillors and the public would have time to digest the
unresolved issues.”

Response :- The Liberal Councillors were in the Chamber when their rescission motion on Narwee High was debated on the 22nd. Their mock walkout was at the end of the debate after the vote was taken and as I have stated before, Councillor Hindi was back in the chamber within a few minutes (before the next agenda item was debated) whilst Councillor Lee did not return to debate the other two rescission motions that he was a signatory to (he had made it known earlier in the evening that his staff Christmas party was on that evening).

Allegation 3:- “The real issue the Mayor has not answered is why the Labor controlled council is disadvantaging ratepayers by selling public land to developers.”

Response :- I would have thought that after a few years on Council, Liberal Councillors would know, as just about everybody else knows, that public schools are owned by the State Government and not by Councils.Mulga Road Morning Tea
On Saturday the 11th February I, along with the Deputy Mayor, Clr Philip Sansom (Peakhurst Ward) attended a morning tea with local residents in Mulga Road, Oatley West to show our support in the fight against the “Coles development”. Councillor Morris sent her apologies as she had a prior commitment.

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 22ND FEBRUARY, 2006


Summary:
Item No: CCL001 - 06 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE, PROPERTY AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY, 2006

Item No: CCL002 - 06 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARD POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY, 2006


Item No: CCL003 - 06 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY, 2006

Item No: CCL004 - 06 - REMINDERS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 05/603


Item No: CCL005 - 06 - RETURN OF THANKS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 06/135


Item No: CCL006 - 06 - HURSTVILLE WARD COUNCILLOR REQUEST FOR TWO STREET TREE REMOVALS AT 141 PATRICK STREET, HURSTVILLE
(Report by Tree Management Officer, Mr S Caton) 05/426

Item No: CCL007 - 06 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF NSW - TOURISM CONFERENCE 29TH - 31ST MARCH 2006
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 04/3040


Item No: CCL008 - 06 - NATIONAL ANTHEM - QWN73-05 - CLR S GREKAS
(Report by Senior Manager Administration, Mr W Park)


Item No: CCL009 - 06 - PUBLIC LIBRARIES FUNDING STRATEGY 2005/06
(Report by Manager - Library and Information Service, Ms J Burrell) 03/1783


Item No: CCL010 - 06 - DRAFT LEP & DRAFT DCP FOR THE CARLTON BUSINESS CENTRE (FOREST ROAD)
(Report by Strategic Planner, Mr D Smith) 05/781

Item No: CCL011 - 06 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO DCP 6 CHILD CARE CENTRES AND THE DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE DCPS
(Report by Senior Strategic Planner, Mr S Lincoln) 04/1665 & 05/1801

Item No: CCL012 - 06 - STAFF MATTER - LONG SERVING STAFF
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) C04/1

Item No: CCL013 - 06 - TENDERS – MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Report by General Manager, Mr John Patterson) 05/1672

Item No: CCL014 - 06 - PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/01037

Item No: CCL015A - 06 - PROPERTY MATTER – TERMINATION LEASE OF OATLEY BOWLING CLUB
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 05/471

Item No: CCL016A - 06 - PROPERTY MATTER – RENEWAL OF LEASE MORTDALE BOWLING CLUB
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/1781

Item No: CCL017A - 06 - PROPERTY MATTER – PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL CAR PARK AT GLOUCESTER RD, GARTHONS LAND & CARRINGTON AVE
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) C04/2072

Item No: CCL018A - 06 - PROPERTY MATTER – TENDER FOR STAGE 2 OF 469 FOREST RD, PENSHURST
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 05/1774

Item No: CCL019A - 06 - MAYORAL & COUNCILLOR FEES
(Report by Senior Manager Administration, Mr W Park) 04/608







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Meeting No. 1 to be held on 22/02/2006


15th February, 2006


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, 22ND FEBRUARY, 2006, at 7.00 P.M. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,





GENERAL MANAGER

NATIONAL ANTHEM
OPENING PRAYER: Pastor Winston Gauder, International Community Fellowship

STATEMENT
BY MAYOR: “The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as that of the Biddegal People”.
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. Finance, Property and Projects Committee
ii. Policy, Planning, Environment and Master Plan Implementation Committee
iii. Service Delivery, Child Care Policy and Senior Citizens Policy 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 14TH DECEMBER, 2005 AT 7.07 P.M.



PRESENT

Council Members:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati (Chairperson)
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor S Grekas
Councillor C Minns
Councillor J Morris
Councillor W Pickering
Councillor P Sansom (Deputy Mayor)
Councillor C Wong


Council Staff:

General Manager, Mr J Patterson
Director - Administration, Mr J Tripp
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 - Development Control, Mr G Young
Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve
Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden
Manager Community & Library Services, Ms L George
Commercial Manager - Mr C Lawlor

Manager Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Nerida Stores
Business Liaison Officer, Mr D Hau
Manager Administration, Mr W Lawrence
Manager Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp
Environmental Sustainability Co-ordinator, Ms C Cunningham
Hurstville Place Manager, Ms C Flynn
Acting Minute Clerk, Ms C Hobson

Opening Prayer:

Following the National Anthem, the meeting was led in the Opening Prayer by the Reverend Max Hogg, Hurstville Baptist Church.

Statement by the Mayor:

The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Biddegal Clan of the Eora Nation.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 23rd November, 2005

Minute No. 466

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on the 23rd November, 2005, as previously circulated to each Councillor, be confirmed as a correct record.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr W Pickering)

APOLOGIES

Apologies for the inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Councillors D Gillespie, C Lee, S McMahon and C Hindi.


Minute No. 467

RESOLVED THAT the apologies be accepted and leave of absence granted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Wong)

MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolences:

Councillor Beverley Giegerl advised Council of the death of Mr Raymond John Furey of Mavis Avenue, Peakhurst, who passed away on the 28 November. Mr Furey was well-known in the area for his love of all sports, particularly baseball.


Mr Furey was the much loved husband of Ruby. He was a devoted father and father-in-law to Trish and Colin, and a much-loved grandfather to Jamie and Travis.

His funeral service was held at Woronora Crematorium on 2 December.
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His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, advised Council of the death of Mr Noel Chant, the much-loved father of Mrs Maree Randall of Council’s Customer Service Department. Mr Chant passed away on 28 November.

Noel was the dearly-loved husband of Margaret, and was a devoted and much-loved father to his three daughters, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Noel’s funeral service took place at St Luke’s Church, Revesby, on the morning of 2 December 2005.

A floral arrangement was sent, with condolences, to Maree and her mother, from the Mayor, Councillors and Staff of Hurstville City Council.
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His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, advised Council of the death of Mrs Rosaria Ficarra, the adored mother of former Mayor of Hurstville, Miss Marie Ficarra.

Mrs Ficarra passed away on 26 November, with a Requiem Mass being held at St Declan’s Catholic Church, Penshurst, on 1 December.

Mrs Ficarra was the much-loved wife of the late Antonio, a loving mother of her 3 sons and Maria; and a wonderful mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Expressions of sympathy and a floral arrangement were sent to the funeral from the Mayor, Councillors and Staff of Hurstville City Council.

RESOLVED THAT condolences be conveyed as requested.

Other Matters:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati welcomed to Council, Mr Warwick Lawrence, in the position of Manager – Administration. Warwick comes from Bellingen Shire Council with a great deal of administrative and governance experience.

Councillor B Giegerl gave Council advanced notice from a very pleasing report received by the LGSA of the Online Services Group being granted effectively $6.2m of Federal Funding. This grant covers approximately thirty eight Councils (including Hurstville City Council) who put their name down as being interested in this group. However, the money is being granted to Rockdale City as Mr Greg Smith, a Senior Director of Rockdale City Council, is heavily involved in the reference group.

Councillor Giegerl also advised Council that Hurstville City Council has also been granted $110,000 separately which is directed to helping communities to network and obtain the benefit of having online facilities and particularly encourage small businesses in their networking. Councillor Giegerl congratulated both the Online Service Group and Hurstville City Council for these grants and in particular, Ms Cheryl Flynn for applying for the networking grant.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati added his congratulations to Ms Cheryl Flynn and Councillor Giegerl for their efforts.

Congratulations:

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati advised Council of the birth of a daughter, Stephanie, to Mrs Sophie Koutles and husband Steve. Sophie is the Secretary to Council’s Manager of Technical Services.


Stephanie was born at St George Private Hospital on 5th December.

A floral arrangement was sent from the Mayor, Councillors and Staff of Hurstville City Council to Sophie and Steve, congratulating them on the birth of their daughter.

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

Councillor S Grekas declared an interest in CCL273 - 05 and COW112 - 05, Cowal Gold Project Transport of Hazardous materials Study, as the company she is currently on maternity leave from represents Barratt Gold.

His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, declared an interest in CCL271 -05 and COW110 - 05, Licence Agreement with St George District Cricket Club - Hurstville Oval, as he is on the Committee of the St George District Cricket Club.

Councillor C Wong declared an interest in CCL251.03 - 05, Cromdale Street, Mortdale Heights - Request for Parking Restrictions as he lives in Cromdale Street.


COUNCIL MEETING REPORTS

Minute No. 468
Item No: CCL246 - 05 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE, PROPERTY AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2005

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Finance, Property and Projects Committee held on Wednesday 30th November, 2005, be adopted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 469
Item No: CCL247 - 05 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2005

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Policy Planning Environment and Master Plan Implementation Meeting held on Wednesday 30th November, 2005, be adopted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Minns)

Minute No. 470
Item No: CCL248 - 05 - REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2005

RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Service Delivery Child Care Policy and Senior Citizens Policy Meeting held on Wednesday 30th November, 2005, be adopted, with the exception of SD183 – 05.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

Service Delivery, Child Care Policy and Senior Citizens Policy Committee

Item No: SD183 - 05 - PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMONWEALTH FUNDING FOR FAMILY DAY CARE SCHEMES
(Report by Manager - Family Day Care, Ms K Yates) 04/2472

RESOLVED THAT, as a matter of urgency, Council makes representations to the Minister for Family & Community Services, Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, the Department of Family and Community Services, and the local Federal Member seeking a review of the proposed new funding formula for Family Day Care Schemes and a commitment to maintain current levels of operational funding and condemns the Federal Government for the callous and ill informed approach to Child Care in Australia.

THAT a copy of this report and recommendations be sent to the Local Government & Shires Associations seeking support for these actions.

THAT Council request the Local Government & Shires Associations undertake, as a matter of urgency, a study into the cost impact on Local Government of these series of decisions, so that it is known on a Local Government area basis, what the impact of these actions is actually going to be.

FURTHER, THAT Council request the Local Government & Shires Associations, as a matter of urgency, to forward their report to the independent inquiry.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)

Minute No. 471
Item No: CCL249 - 05 - REMINDERS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 05/603

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)

Minute No. 472
Item No: CCL250 - 05 - RETURN OF THANKS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 05/135

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)

Minute No. 473
Item No: CCL251 - 05 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/178

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 474
Item No: CCL251.01 - 05 - TALBOT STREET, RIVERWOOD
REQUEST FOR PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/458

RESOLVED THAT no further action be undertaken in Talbot Street, Cairns Street, Eldon Street and Hardwicke Street, Eldon Street and Hardwicke Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER, THAT Mr Yazbeck, resident of Talbot Street, Riverwood, be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 475
Item No: CCL251.02 - 05 - WILLIAM ROAD, RIVERWOOD - TRAFFIC CONCERNS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1677

RESOLVED THAT driveway delineation lines be installed in William Road between Bennett Lane and Price Lane, for one (1) metre either side of each driveway.

FURTHER, THAT Mr. Harold Stevenson and all affected residents be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 476
Item No: CCL251.03 - 05 - CROMDALE STREET, MORTDALE HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1700

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions on both sides of Cromdale Street at its intersection with Roberts Avenue for 15 metres.

THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions in Roberts Avenue, west of its intersection with Cromdale Street for 15 metres.

FURTHER, THAT Mr Mitchell, Ms Locke, and all affected residents of Cromdale Street, Mortdale Heights be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 477
Item No: CCL251.04 - 05 - PEARL STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR 'NO STOPPING' RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1836

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions for five (5) metres either side of the driveway at 1-5 Pearl Street, Hurstville.

THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be requested to enforce parking restrictions in Pearl Street.

THAT Council Officers write to Calvary Hurstville Community Hospital requesting that they inform patients and visitors of the new parking restrictions, and of general concerns to vehicles being parked close to residents’ driveways in the vicinity of the hospital.

FURTHER, THAT all residents of 1-5 Pearl Street, Hurstville be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 478
Item No: CCL251.05 - 05 - INTERSECTION OF WRIGHT STREET AND QUEENS ROAD, HURSTVILLE - SAFETY CONCERNS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1837

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers write to the RTA Road Safety Section requesting an investigation into road safety at the intersection of Queens Road and Wright Street, Hurstville highlighting the concerns regarding the location of the Child Care Centre.

FURTHER, THAT Heidi Cotterell, Authorised Supervisor of Kindy College, Hurstville be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 479
Item No: CCL251.06 - 05 - PARK AVENUE, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1769

RESOLVED THAT Council approve the temporary closure of Park Avenue, Oatley on Saturday 17th December 2005 between 6:30pm and midnight pursuant to s5 Roads (General) Regulation 2000.

THAT the Applicant submit an Application for Road Occupancy to the RTA’s Traffic Management Centre for approval.

THAT the Applicant inform all emergency services of the temporary road closure prior to the event.

THAT the Applicant maintain access for emergency services during the event at all times.

THAT Council waive the fees of $200 associated with the temporary road closure.

FURTHER, THAT Ms. Robinson be informed of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 480
Item No: CCL251.07 - 05 - MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1810

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers install “Works Zone 6am-5pm Mon-Sat” signage for sixty (60) metres along the Mulga Road frontage of the development site at 47-67 Mulga Road, Oatley to operate for twelve (12) months.

THAT Council Officers remove the existing Bus Stop on southern side of Mulga Road, near its intersection with Waratah Street, and install a formalised Bus Zone for twenty (20) metres east of the Works Zone.

THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping 6am-5pm Mon-Sat” restrictions opposite the location of the heavy vehicle entry/exit point of the development site, for the duration of the works.

THAT Council Officers install “2P 8:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:30pm Sat” two (2) hour time-restricted parking in the 45° angled parking bays in Woronora Road, south of its intersection with Mulga Road, and for this time-restricted parking to be reviewed upon completion of the works.

THAT Council’s Law Enforcement Officers be requested to enforce all parking restrictions in Mulga Road and Woronora Parade.

THAT Dei Corp Pty Ltd be invoiced for the cost of the works zone plus other associated costs arising from the installation of the formalised Bus Zone and No Stopping restrictions opposite the heavy vehicle entry/exit point.

THAT Mr Peter Groenewegen of Dei Corp Pty Ltd be notified of Council’s decision.

THAT all affected businesses and residents of Oatley be notified of Council’s decision.

FURTHER, THAT the above recommendations be approved under delegated authority by Mr. Victor Lampe (Director Service Delivery), due to safety concerns and restrictions be installed upon receipt of invoiced amount to Dei Corp.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 481
Item No: CCL251.08 - 05 - INTERSECTION OF MORTS ROAD AND FOREST ROAD, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR RIGHT-TURN PHASE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/244

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers write to the RTA requesting an investigation into pedestrian safety at the signalised intersection of Morts Road and Forest Road, Penshurst.

THAT Council Officers conduct a vehicle and pedestrian counts at the signalised intersection of Morts Road and Forest Road, Penshurst with the results to be tabled at the March 2006 Traffic Advisory Committee.

THAT Council Officers liaise with Penshurst Branch Library staff to investigate their pedestrian safety concerns, with the findings to be tabled at the March 2006 Traffic Advisory Committee.

FURTHER, THAT Councillor Morris be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 482
Item No: CCL251.09 - 05 - BOATWRIGHT AVENUE, LUGARNO - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1838

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions in Boatwright Avenue, Lugarno along the western side of the bend in the road opposite the entrance to Gannons Park, for a length of approximately thirty (30) metres, subject to consultation with any affected residents, and the Peakhurst Ward Councillors.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 483
Item No: CCL251.10 - 05 - 2006 HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE DATES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1710

RESOLVED THAT the following dates for the 2006 Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee be received and noted:

· Thursday, 2 February 2006
· Thursday, 2 March 2006
· Thursday, 6 April 2006
· Thursday, 4 May 2006
· Thursday, 1 June 2006
· Thursday, 6 July 2006
· Thursday, 3 August 2006
· Thursday, 7 September 2006
· Thursday, 5 October 2006
· Thursday, 2 November 2006
· Thursday, 7 December 2006

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 484
Item No: CCL251.11 - 05 - NEXT HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1710

RESOLVED THAT Council note that the next Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, 2nd February 2006 at 10am.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 485
Item No: CCL251.12 - 05 - WRIGHT STREET, HURSTVILLE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1129

RESOLVED THAT the “No Stopping” restrictions installed in Wright Street, Hurstville from Orange Lane to the northern side of the driveway at 34 Wright Street, be changed to “No Stopping 8am-9:30am & 2:30pm-4pm School Days.”

FURTHER, THAT Mr. Angelevski, resident of 32 Wright Street and the residents of 34 Wright Street, Hurstville be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 486
Item No: CCL251.13 - 05 - DA127/05 (REVISED) - 107 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HURSTVILLE - CHILD CARE CENTRE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/DA-127

RESOLVED THAT the following comments be highlighted relating to the proposed child care centre at 107 Gloucester Road, Hurstville for DA127/05:

a. Sufficient off-street parking has been provided.
b. Parking space dimensions comply with Council requirements.
c. On-site drop-off / pick up area adequately provided.
d. Locations of access / egress points are adequate.
e. Driveway widths comply Council requirements.

FURTHER, THAT the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee comments be forwarded to Council’s Planning Department for inclusion in the Development Assessment Committee report.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 487
Item No: CCL251.14 - 05 - DA420/05 - 26 HENRY LAWSON DRIVE PEAKHURST - SENIORS HOUSING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/DA-420

RESOLVED THAT the following comments be highlighted relating to the proposed twelve (12) villa seniors housing at 26 Henry Lawson Drive, Peakhurst for DA420/05:

a. Sufficient off-street parking has been provided.
b. Garages do not comply with Council minimum dimensions.
c. Open car spaces comply with Council’s minimum dimensions.
d. Aisle width does not comply with Council’s requirements.
e. Driveway width complies with Council Code.
f. Proposed gradients of access driveway comply with requirements.

FURTHER, THAT the Hurstville Traffic Advisory Committee comments be forwarded to Council’s Planning Department for inclusion in the Development Assessment Committee report.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 488
Item No: CCL252 - 05 - ROAD AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITY 'SAFE SEAT SATURDAY' PROJECT
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1201

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr S Grekas)

Minute No. 489
Item No: CCL253 - 05 - 164 PENSHURST STREET, PENSHURST - ERECTION OF A TWO STOREY ATTACHED DUAL OCCUPANCY
(Report by Development Assessment Officer, Ms F Heretis) DA 20050387

RESOLVED THAT consent be granted subject to conditions in the report, with the following amendments to those conditions, Condition 7 be amended to require windows to the gallery and study on the first floor to Unit 1 to have a sill height of 1.6m above floor level or to have fixed translucent or frosted glazing below a level of 1.6m above the floor and the standard condition requiring fencing to the site be amended to require a 1.8m high Colorbond fence to the north/western boundary, surmounted by a 450mm matching lattice panels opposite the front villa in it to prevent overlooking from the pathway to an open porch area of Unit 1. Prior to erection of the fence the Developer is to ascertain the requirements of the neighbour concerning the location and length of lattice panels.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Recommittal

Minute No. 490

Item No. 251.03 - 05 - Cromdale Street, Mortdale heights - Request for Parking Restrictions - was recommitted as Councillor C Wong had earlier disclosed an interest in this matter.

RESOLVED THAT Item No. 251.03 - 05 be recommitted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 491
Item No: CCL251.03 - 05 - CROMDALE STREET, MORTDALE HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1700

RESOLVED THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions on both sides of Cromdale Street at its intersection with Roberts Avenue for 15 metres.

THAT Council Officers install “No Stopping” restrictions in Roberts Avenue, west of its intersection with Cromdale Street for 15 metres.

FURTHER, THAT Mr Mitchell, Ms Locke, and all affected residents of Cromdale Street, Mortdale Heights be notified of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Councillor Wong left the chamber at 8.07 p.m., during discussion of this matter and did not take part in the debate, returning at 8.07 p.m., following resolution of the matter.

Minute No. 492

Councillor P Sansom requested suspension of Standing Orders to have Item No. CCL268 - 05 - Proposed Amalgamation of Development Control Plans into Two Comprehensive Development Control Plans (Hurstville LGA - Wide DCP and City Centre DCP) discussed at this juncture.

RESOLVED THAT Item 268 - 05 - Proposed Amalgamation of Development Control Plans into Two Comprehensive Development Control Plans (Hurstville LGA-Wide DCP and City Centre DCP), be the next item of Council business.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Minns)

Minute No. 493
Item No: CCL268 - 05 - PROPOSED AMALGAMATION OF DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLANS INTO TWO COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLANS (HURSTVILLE LGA-WIDE DCP AND CITY CENTRE DCP)
(Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Ms N Stores) 05/1801 & 05/1802

RESOLVED THAT Council endorse the proposed amendments to existing Development Control Plan No. 2 – Carparking and Development Control Plan No. 4 – Hurstville Town Centre as outlined in this report and that these amendments form part of the new draft Development Control Plan No.1 - Hurstville LGA-wide DCP (which covers the whole LGA excluding the Hurstville City Centre) and Development Control Plan No.2: Hurstville City Centre DCP (which only covers the City Centre Business Zone 3(b)).

FURTHER, THAT Council publicly exhibit the two draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No. 2 in accordance with clauses 18 and 19 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Note: Standing Orders now resumed.

Minute No. 494
Item No: CCL254 - 05 - 4 DAWN STREET, PEAKHURST - SINGLE CARPORT
(Report by Development Assessment Officer, Mr Y Watt) DA 20050469

RESOLVED THAT the development be approved, with appropriate conditions as determined by the Development and Health Officers.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 495
Item No: CCL255 - 05 - 85 MILLETT STREET, HURSTVILLE - UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS
(Report by Senior Health and Building Surveyor, Mr R Larter) DA 20030893, Modified Consent DA 20030893 REV02, Unauthorised Building Works 05/1826

RESOLVED THAT Council allow the variations as submitted.

THAT the applicants be directed to apply for a building certificate to ratify the unauthorised building works.

THAT the applicants be directed to submit a Section 96 application in order to ratify the redesign of the proposed roof allowing Council officers to enforce the 9 metre ridge height limit.

FURTHER, THAT Council resolve to institute legal proceedings for the unauthorised works and non-compliance with development consent conditions.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Wong)

Minute No. 496
Item No: CCL256 - 05 - DRAFT AMENDMENT TO HURSTVILLE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 1994 – BUSINESS ONLY AREA WITHIN HURSTVILLE CITY CENTRE
(Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Ms N Stores) 05/1802

RESOLVED THAT Council prepare and exhibit a draft local environmental plan pursuant to Section 54 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 by including either a new provision or new zone that defines a business only area within Zone 3(b) City Centre Business Zone and that prohibits residential development.

THAT the business only area within Zone 3(b) City Centre Business Zone be defined as the area shown on the plan attached to this report.

THAT the exhibition be in accordance with the Best Practice Guidelines published by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (January 1997) titled “LEPs and Council Land”.

FURTHER, THAT the Department of Planning be notified of this resolution and that Council consult with the Department of Planning in relation to the format of the amendment to Local Environmental Plan 1994.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

It was noted that this was an unanimous decision.

Minute No. 497
Item No: CCL257 - 05 - MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION
(Report by Manager, Development Control Administration, Mr G Scotton) 05/1194

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 498
Item No: CCL258 - 05 - METROPOLITAN STRATEGY
(Report by Director - Policy Planning & Environment, Ms R Tyne) 04/1190

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

THAT a submission be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and the Department of Planning advising Council’s concerns as outlined in this report.

FURTHER, THAT Council endorse the involvement of relevant officers in the preparation of the South Sub-Regional Strategy.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, stepped down from the chair for the ensuing item and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, took the chair.

Minute No. 499
Item No: CCL259 - 05 - 112 DORA STREET, HURSTVILLE - SECTION 96 MODIFICATION FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO DETACHED DUAL OCCUPANCY
(Report by Ms A Aversa-Morrasut) DA 20030852 REV02

RESOLVED THAT this matter be deferred for Councillor inspection and report.

(Moved Clr V Badalati/Seconded Clr J Morris)

It was noted that the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, stepped down from the chair and His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, took the chair again.

Minute No. 500
Item No: CCL260 - 05 - QUESTION WITHOUT NOTICE - Q69-05 BY COUNCILLOR C HINDI RE: NUMBER OF TOWNHOUSES AND VILLAS APPROVED OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS
(Report by Manager - Development Control, Mr G Young) 05/762

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 501
Item No: CCL261 - 05 - ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC-SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICIALS - 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE - ROYAL PINES RESORT, GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND
(Report by Director Service Delivery, Mr V Lampe) 05/1884

RESOLVED THAT interested Councillors be authorised to attend the conference and all registration fees and other expenses be paid by Council in accordance with Council's Conference Attendance Policy.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 502
Item No: CCL262 - 05 - WASTE 2005 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION "PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR AUSTRALIA'S WASTE MANAGERS"
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) 05/1074

RESOLVED THAT interested Councillors, the Directors of Service Delivery, the Manager Environmental Services and other staff approved by the General Manager, be authorised to attend the conference and all registration fees and other expenses be paid by Council in accordance with Council’s Conference Attendance Policy.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 503
Item No: CCL263 - 05 - "HURSTVILLE GIFT" ATHLETICS EVENT APRIL 2006 - HURSTVILLE OVAL
(Report by Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp) 05/316

RESOLVED THAT the information contained in the report be received and noted.

THAT the Coordination Group continue to plan for the hosting of the Hurstville Gift.

FURTHER, THAT congratulations from Councillor J Morris were conveyed to the Mayor for his leadership in this matter.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 504
Item No: CCL264 - 05 - ST GEORGE & SUTHERLAND SHIRE POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 05/420

RESOLVED THAT Council become a Gold Sponsor for the St George and Sutherland Shire Police Officer of the Year Awards.

THAT Council forward our gratitude and thanks to both the St George and Hurstville Local Area Commands for what have been some very trying circumstances over the recent days and looking forward to being able to work with them to combat some of the horrifically racist things that we have seen nearby and in our community in the last few days.

FURTHER, THAT Council give a vote of thanks and congratulations to the Local Area Commander, Mr Bob May, who has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner for Southern Sydney and Inspector Mark Galletta, who is acting as the Local Area Commander.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 505
Item No: CCL265 - 05 - COMMUNITY AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) 04/608

RESOLVED THAT Council confirm the appointment of delegates to the Community Safety Committee as being Clr S McMahon (Chairperson) and His Worship the Mayor Clr V Badalati, and the Major Events Committee Clr P Sansom (Chairperson), Clr S Grekas, Clr C Lee and Clr C Minns.

THAT the remaining recommendations outlined in the report be adopted.

FURTHER, THAT the Co-ordinators of the various Committees be advised of the Council's decision and requested to contact the Committees that have been abolished to thank the delegates for their involvement and participation over the past 18 months and for those Committees that have been modified to advise the Delegates of new meeting formats and procedures etc.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Wong)

Minute No. 506
Item No: CCL266 - 05 - CASS - REQUEST FOR FREE USE OF THE CIVIC THEATRE
(Report by Senior Manager Administration, Mr W Park) 04/2274

RESOLVED THAT CASS be advised Council will waive the cost on this occasion but this decision is not to be taken as a precedent.

THAT CASS be advised of Council's Policy for calling for annual applications for use of the Entertainment Centre facilities.

FURTHER, THAT the cost of hire ($160) be met from Program Budget 2200 Citizenship Ceremonies.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Wong)

Minute No. 507
Item No: CCL267 - 05 - REVOLVING ENERGY FUND RESERVE
(Report by Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Ms C Cunningham) 03/1162 and 05/1390

RESOLVED THAT $6,700 be approved for expenditure from the Revolving Energy Fund reserve to assist fund an energy efficient light upgrade at the Branch Library.

FURTHER, THAT Council wish Ms Cindy Cunningham all the very best in her upcoming events, as she will be sadly missed.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Note: Item No. CCL268 - 05 - Proposed Amalgamation of Development Control Plans into Two Comprehensive Development Control Plans (Hurstville LGA - Wide DCP and City Centre DCP), was dealt with earlier in the meeting.

Minute No. 508
Item No: CCL269 - 05 - TENDERS –MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Report by Director – Service Delivery, Mr Victor Lampe) 05/1672

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Management of Hurstville Golf Course, Additional Information, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 509
Item No: CCL270 - 05 - TENDERS - MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE
(Report by Manager - Parks and Recreation, Mr A Sharp) 05/1672

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Management of Hurstville Golf Course and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, stepped down from the chair for the ensuing item and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, took the chair.

Minute No. 510
Item No: CCL271 - 05 - LICENCE AGREEMENT WITH ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB – HURSTVILLE OVAL
(Report by Manager – Parks and Recreation, Mr Andrew Sharp) 05/1549

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Licence Agreement with St George District Cricket Club - Hurstville Oval and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Minns)

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati declared an interest and left the Chamber at 8.04 p.m., during discussion of this item and did not take part in the debate, returning at 8.05 p.m., following resolution of the matter.

It was noted that the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, stepped down from the chair and His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, took the chair again.

Minute No. 511
Item No: CCL272 - 05 - BADMINTON COMPETITION – JOHNNY WARREN SPORTS CENTRE
(Report by Manager – Parks and Recreation, Mr Andrew Sharp) 03/601-2

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to a planned change in the sporting activities at the Johnny Warren Sports Centre and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 512
Item No: CCL273 - 05 - COWAL GOLD PROJECT TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STUDY
(Report by Manager – Technical Services, Mr L O’Connor) 05/1744

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the transportation of hazardous waste materials through the Hurstville Local Government Area and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

It was noted that Councillor S Grekas declared an interest and left the Chamber at 8.06 p.m., during discussion of this item and did not take part in the debate, returning at 8.07 p.m., following resolution of the matter.

Minute No. 513
Item No: CCL274 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – LEASE OF SUITE 2D, HURSTVILLE HOUSE
(Report by Property Manager, Mr M Katsin) C05/40

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the lease of office space within Hurstville House and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 514
Item No: CCL275 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – LEASE OF SUITE 4E, HURSTVILLE HOUSE
(Report by Property Manager, Mr M Katsin) C04/2095

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Lease of Suite 4E, Hurstville House and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 515
Item No: CCL276 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER –REPORT ON EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 98-112 QUEENS RD, HURSTVILLE
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 05/1850

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Report on Expressions of Interest for 98-112 Queens Road, Hurstville, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 516
Item No: CCL277 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/01037

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to Status Report for Council Development Properties and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 517
Item No: CCL278A - 05 - DRAFT AMENDMENT NO. 64 TO HURSTVILLE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 1994 AND DRAFT DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN FOR FORMER NARWEE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SITE
(Report by Manager Strategic Planner, Ms N Stores & Development Assessment Officer, Mr P Nelson) 04/2982-2

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve to proceed with Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 (Amendment No. 64) to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 in respect of 100 Mountview Avenue, Narwee, with amendments as described in this report, subject to a Contract for Sale being drafted by Landcom to Council’s solicitors satisfaction for the sale of the open space land identified in the Local Environmental Plan Amendment No. 64 to Council for a nominal fee.

THAT the section 69 report be forwarded to the Minister only once Council and Lancôme have agreed to and signed the above mentioned Contract for Sale for the open space land and Parliamentary Counsel have provided comment on the Local Environmental Plan..

THAT Council resolve to endorse the draft Development Control Plan– Former Narwee Boys High School with proposed amendments as described in this report and that Council incorporate the DCP into the proposed DCP No. 1 - Hurstville LGA Wide DCP and that it be placed on public exhibition.

THAT Council enter into a Works-in-Kind Agreement with Landcom for the embellishment of the public open space Zone No. 6(a) (Open Space Zone), subject to the agreement being to Council’s solicitors satisfaction.

THAT Council authorise the purchase of the open space land referred to above subject to the site clean up requirements in the contract for sale.

FURTHER, THAT Council advise those who made a submission of Council’s decision.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)

Minute No. 518
Item No: CCL279A - 05 - QUOTATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
(Report by Manager, Supply & Risk Management, Mr P Crutchley) 05/1572

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to Quotations for Motor Vehicles and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE, PROPERTY AND PROJECTS

Item No: FIN109 - 05 - HURSTVILLE CROQUET CLUB - REQUEST FOR DONATION
(Report by Acting Manager - Administration, Mr J Hilton) 04/2880

RESOLVED THAT in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council grant financial assistance in the amount of $633.68 to the Hurstville Croquet Club Inc. being equivalent to the rates only payable for 2005/2006 by the Club in respect of the property at 2A Cambridge Park, Penshurst.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: FIN110 - 05 - FILM SEEN
(Report by Cultural Development Officer, Ms Anne-Marie Wiles) 04/2275

RESOLVED THAT a subsidy of $2,160 be granted to Film Seen to enable the organisation to continue with their program of activities.

THAT the subsidy be for the 2005/06 calendar year and be funded from S356 Additional Donations.

FURTHER, THAT Film Seen be advised of Council's decision and that it would be expected that for the 2006/07 financial year the organisation would be able to fully support their program of activities without on-going support from Council given the substantial initial subsidies granted by Council to the organisation.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: FIN111 - 05 - MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS
(Report by Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park) C/00122

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: FIN112A - 05 - QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REVIEW
(Report by Chief Finance Officer, Ms Julie Hately) 03/1796

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT votes be adjusted in accordance with Attachment 1 - September Budget Summary.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY


Item No: SD175 - 05 - ANNUAL CHILD CARE PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEY RESULTS 2005
(Report by Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George) 04/2573

RESOLVED THAT the outcomes of the annual child care parent surveys be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT Council's child care staff be congratulated on their efforts in achieving 100% overall satisfaction ratings and in providing such high quality child care to the Hurstville community.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD176 - 05 - PROGRESS REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL'S DISABILITY ACTION PLANS
(Report by Community Worker - Aged and Disability Services, Ms V Field) 03/95

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT congratulations be extended to all Council officers involved on their efforts.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD177 - 05 - INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY, 2005
(Report by Community Worker - Aged and Disability Services, Ms V Field) 05/1803

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT the Committee be commended for their efforts.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD178 - 05 - PROGRESS REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL'S ETHNIC ACCESS ACTION PLAN
(Report by Community Worker - Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms S Hussein) 05/774

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT all Council officers involved be thanked for their efforts.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD179 - 05 - BETTER FUTURES YOUTH PARTICIPATION PROJECT & LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKSHOPS
(Report by Community Worker Youth Services - Mr M D'Astoli) 04/3216

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT information on the Workshops be distributed to Councillors.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD180 - 05 - HURSTVILLE YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE
(Report by Community Worker Youth Services - Mr M D'Astoli) 03/566

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD181 - 05 - ST GEORGE YOUTH WEEK 2006
(Report by Community Worker Youth Services - Mr M D'Astoli) 03/133

RESOLVED THAT Council approves, under Section 68 of the Local Government Act, the staging of a Youth Week event in Memorial Square to be held from 3-9pm on Thursday April 6, 2006.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD182 - 05 - PAVED PARADISE PROJECT UPDATE
(Report by Community Worker - Youth Services, Mr M D'Astoli) 03/321

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT congratulations be extended to the Council officers involved in managing and organising this innovative project.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD183 - 05 - PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMONWEALTH FUNDING FOR FAMILY DAY CARE SCHEMES
(Report by Manager - Family Day Care, Ms K Yates) 04/2472

RESOLVED THAT, as a matter of urgency, Council makes representations to the Minister for Family & Community Services, Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, the Department of Family and Community Services, and the local Federal Member seeking a review of the proposed new funding formula for Family Day Care Schemes and a commitment to maintain current levels of operational funding and condemns the Federal Government for the callous and ill informed approach to Child Care in Australia.

THAT a copy of this report and recommendations be sent to the Local Government & Shires Associations seeking support for these actions.

THAT Council request the Local Government & Shires Associations undertake, as a matter of urgency, a study into the cost impact on Local Government of these series of decisions, so that it is known on a Local Government area basis, what the impact of these actions is actually going to be.

FURTHER, THAT Council request the Local Government & Shires Associations, as a matter of urgency, to forward their report to the independent inquiry.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)

Item No: SD184 - 05 - PROGRESS REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLAN 2003 - 2008
(Report by Manager - Library and Information Services, Ms J Burrell) 05/1599

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT all Library Staff be congratulated and thanked for their continued efforts.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD185 - 05 - METROPOLITAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION (MPLA) ANNUAL REPORT 2005
(Report by Manager - Library and Information Services, Ms J Burrell) 05/1691

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD186 - 05 - NEW DISABLED ACCESS PUBLIC TOILET AT PENSHURST BRANCH LIBRARY
(Report by Manager - Library and Information Services, Ms J Burrell) 05/572

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT all Council officers involved be congratulated on their efforts.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD187 - 05 - MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGAL REPORT
(Report by Acting Minute Secretary, Ms C Hobson) C/00122

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD188 - 05 - DOMESTIC WASTE SERVICES - ACHIEVEMENTS & INITIATIVES 2004/2005
(Report by Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens) 05/1817

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: SD189A - 05 - OUTCOMES OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SUBMITTED FOR EARLY INTERVENTION FUNDING FOR ST GEORGE
(Report by Children's Services Coordinator, Ms J Ribarovski) SF05/100

RESOLVED THAT on the advice of the Manager Library/Community Services no further action required on this report.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

POLICY, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

Item No: PPE054 - 05 - HURSTVILLE SNAPSHOT – STATE OF ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2004-2005
(Report by Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Ms C Cunningham) 04/1726

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted, and congratulations extended to Cindy Cunningham for an excellent report and delivering so many achievements for Council for the limited expenditure.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr S Grekas)

Item No: PPE055 - 05 - WATERTIGHT WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM WITH PEAKHURST PUBLIC SCHOOL
(Report by Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Ms C Cunningham) 04/1726

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: PPE056 - 05 - GREEN HOME RENOVATORS’ WORKSHOP
(Report by Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Ms C Cunningham) 05/1489

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: PPE057 - 05 - PROPOSED AMALGMATION OF DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLANS INTO TWO COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLANS (HURSTVILLE LGA-WIDE DCP AND CITY CENTRE DCP)
(Report by Manager Strategic Planning, Ms N Stores) 05/1801 and 05/1802

RESOLVED THAT Council resolve pursuant to section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, to support the preparation of two comprehensive development control plans, being DCP No.1 - Hurstville LGA-wide Development Control Plan (which covers the whole LGA excluding the Hurstville City Centre) and Development Control Plan No.2: Hurstville City Centre DCP (which only covers the City Centre Business Zone 3(b)), in accordance with clause 16 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 .

THAT Council endorse that Development Controls Plans No.1 and No.2 be compiled by amalgamating all of Council’s existing Development Controls Plans and some Codes as detailed in this report.

THAT Council endorse the proposed amendments to existing Development Controls Plans outlined in this report and that these amendments form part of the new draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No.2.

THAT Council publicly exhibit the two draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No. 2 in accordance with clauses 18 and 19 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 for an extended period given the Christmas/New Year holidays.

FURTHER, THAT Council refer the two draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No. 2 to the Design Review Panel for comment in accordance with clause 21A of the EPA& Act Regulation.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Item No: PPE058 - 05 - MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - LIMITED APPROVAL AND LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION
(Report by Acting Minute Secretary, Ms C Hobson) C/00122

RESOLVED THAT the information as contained in the electronic version of the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr P Sansom)


QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Referred to the General Manager, Mr J Patterson

Q.73-05 By: Councillor S Grekas
Re: National Anthem

Councillor Grekas asked if we could obtain a better version of the National Anthem.

Referred to the General Manager, Mr J Patterson

Q.74-05 By: Councillor B Giegerl
Re: Enquiry Conducted by Percy Allen

Councillor Giegerl referred to the attendance last week of Council staff at the enquiry being conducted by Percy Allen and asked how would she correct her failure to move under Privilege that Council endorse any submissions that the staff have worked on and submitted for the benefit of Council?

His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, advised her to seek leave to do so and granted such leave. Councillor Giegerl then moved the motion:

Minute No. 519

RESOLVED THAT Council endorse any submissions that staff have worked on and submitted for the benefit of Council.

(Moved Clr B Giegerl/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, congratulated Mr Garry Dickens and his wife Patricia on the impending birth of their baby and wished them both the very best.


NOTICES OF MOTION

There were no Notices of Motion.

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Minute No. 520
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 Parks and Recreation, Manager Technical Services 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 J Morris/Seconded Clr C Minns)

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.




Minute No. 521
Item No: COW108 - 05 - TENDERS –MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
(Report by Director – Service Delivery, Mr Victor Lampe) 05/1672

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT the Tender received from Golfworx Pty Ltd for the Management of Hurstville Golf Course for the five (5) year term, commencing 1st January, 2006, be accepted.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Minns)

Minute No. 522
Item No: COW109 - 05 - TENDERS - MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE
(Report by Manager - Parks and Recreation, Mr A Sharp) 05/1672

RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT the Tender received from Golfworx Pty Ltd for the Management of Hurstville Golf Course for the five (5) year term, commencing 1st January, 2006, be accepted.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Minns)

It was noted that Councillor W Pickering voted against the above motion and notified Council of his intention to lodge a Recission Motion.

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, stepped down from the chair for the ensuing item and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, took the chair.

Minute No. 523
Item No: COW110 - 05 - LICENCE AGREEMENT WITH ST GEORGE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB – HURSTVILLE OVAL
(Report by Manager – Parks and Recreation Manager, Mr Andrew Sharp) 05/1549

RESOLVED THAT the information contained in the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT Council approve the negotiation and preparation of a Draft Licence Agreement between Council and St George District Cricket Club for a five year period (summer seasons only, commencing 1st September, 2006 and expiring 3rd April, 2011, generally along the lines of the information contained in this report (“Proposed Agreement”) and that it be submitted to Council for consideration early in 2006.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, declared an interest and left the Chamber at 8.45 p.m., during discussion of this item and did not take part in the debate, returning at 8.46 p.m., following resolution of the matter.

It was noted that the Deputy Mayor, Councillor P Sansom, stepped down from the chair and His Worship the Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, took the chair again.

Minute No. 524
Item No: COW111 - 05 - BADMINTON COMPETITION – JOHNNY WARREN SPORTS CENTRE
(Report by Manager – Parks and Recreation Manager, Mr Andrew Sharp) 03/601-2

RESOLVED THAT the information contained in the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT Council endorse the proposed changes relating to the use of the Johnny Warren Sports Centre commencing 1st January, 2006.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)

Minute No. 525
Item No: COW112 - 05 - COWAL GOLD PROJECT TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STUDY
(Report by Manager – Technical Services, Mr L O’Connor) 05/1744

RESOLVED THAT Council notes the proposal with concern and that the matter will be referred to the St George Local Area Disaster Committee for notation to formulate plans in the event of an accident.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

It was noted that Councillor S Grekas, declared an interest and left the Chamber at 8.47 p.m., during discussion of this item and did not take part in the debate, returning at 8.49 p.m., following resolution of the matter.

Minute No. 526
Item No: COW113 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – LEASE OF SUITE 2D, HURSTVILLE HOUSE
(Report by Property Manager, Mr M Katsin) C05/40

RESOLVED THAT Council authorise the General Manager to complete negotiations on the basis outlined in the Report and subject to these that Suite 2D, Hurstville House, 34 MacMahon St Hurstville be leased to Snowed Inn Pty Ltd on the basis outlined in the report.

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 J Morris/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 527
Item No: COW114 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – LEASE OF SUITE 4E, HURSTVILLE HOUSE
(Report by Property Manager, Mr M Katsin) C04/2095

RESOLVED THAT Council note the tenant’s exercise of the lease option for Suite 4E Hurstville House and approve the general terms of the new lease as outlined in the Report.

THAT COUNCIL authorise the General Manager to negotiate the final rental if required.

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 P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 528
Item No: COW115 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER –REPORT ON EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 98-112 QUEENS RD, HURSTVILLE
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 05/1850

RESOLVED THAT based on the Expressions of Interest received from Leduva Holding Pty Ltd, Centaur Corporation and Portberg Pty Ltd they are short listed for the selected tender process and be invited to submit tenders.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

It was noted that Councillor B Giegerl left the meeting at 8.59 p.m. and did not return.

Minute No. 529
Item No: COW116 - 05 - PROPERTY MATTER – STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
(Report by Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor) 03/01037

RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

THAT an extension of time to the end of April 2006 be granted for the lodgement of a DA in respect of 43B Bridge St.

THAT the time limit for negotiations for the development of Gloucester Rd car park be extended to June 2006.

FURTHER, THAT Council approve an initial report being prepared on the development of the car park site as outlined in this Report.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 530
Item No: COW117A - 05 - QUOTATIONS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
(Report by Manager, Supply & Risk Management, Mr P Crutchley) 05/1572

RESOLVED THAT the quotation submitted by Suttons Motors Arncliffe Pty Ltd for the supply of one Holden Caprice WL Sedan, at a cost as outlined in the report be accepted and the amount be voted and financed from the Motor Vehicle Replacement Reserve.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)

It was noted that Councillor J Morris voted against the above item.

Minute No. 531
Item No: COW118A - 05 - Leave of Absence
(Report by Councillor P Sansom)

RESOLVED THAT the leave of absence be approved.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 532
Item No: COW119A - 05 - Leave of Absence
(Report by Councillor W Pickering)

RESOLVED THAT the leave of absence be approved.

(Moved Clr W Pickering/Seconded Clr P Sansom)

Minute No. 533
Item No: COW120A - 05 - Leave of Absence
(Report by Councillor C Minns)

RESOLVED THAT the leave of absence be approved.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr J Morris)

Minute No. 534
Item No: COW121A - 05 - Leave of Absence
(Report by Councillor J Morris)

RESOLVED THAT the leave of absence be approved.

(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Minns)

The General Manager, Mr J Patterson, officially wished all the Councillors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and for those that are going away a safe journey to and from and that he hoped to see them all back refreshed and ready to go in 2006.

His Worship The Mayor, Councillor V Badalati, asked that their best wishes be passed onto all the Staff for a Merry and Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year and that they hoped everyone enjoys their break in a very safe way.

Councillor J Morris, added thanks from the Councillors to the staff for a very hard year, with a lot of people having done a lot of work this year.




Minute No. 535

RESOLVED THAT the Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.

Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr W Pickering)


OPEN COUNCIL

Minute No. 536

RESOLVED THAT the Report of the Committee of the Whole as detailed be received and that the recommendations be adopted.

(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr W Pickering)






THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.03 P.M.

CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY SECOND DAY OF FEBRUARY TWO THOUSAND & SIX









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CHAIRPERSON




Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL006 - 06HURSTVILLE WARD COUNCILLOR REQUEST FOR TWO STREET TREE REMOVALS AT 141 PATRICK STREET, HURSTVILLE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Tree Management Officer, Mr S Caton

FILE REFERENCE

05/426

REASON FOR REPORT

To consider the removal of two street trees outside 141 Patrick Street, Hurstville

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
Consider the removal of two Lophostemon confertus (Brush box) street trees on the nature strip outside 141 Patrick Street, Hurstville, due to a past drainage issue.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT two Lophostemon confertus (Brush box) street trees outside 141 Patrick Street, Hurstville be considered for removal.

REPORT DETAIL
As Council owned street trees are not assessed under the Development Application - Tree Process, this matter is hereby referred to Council for consideration.

There are currently street tree drainage issues caused by the build up of leaf litter and this is causing water to pool on the side of the road that could impact adversely on vehicles travelling north on Patrick Street, Hurstville.

The removal of the two Lophostemon confertus (Brush box) trees will reduce significantly the build up of leaf litter and prevent pooling of water. The footpath was recently replaced as a result of tree roots lifting the path.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the two Lophostemon confertus (Brush box) street trees outside 141 Patrick Street, Hurstville, be removed.
(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL007 - 06LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF NSW - TOURISM CONFERENCE 29TH - 31ST MARCH 2006

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park

FILE REFERENCE

04/3040

REASON FOR REPORT

For information regarding a Tourism Conference

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

N/A

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Cost of registration for this Conference $544.50 p/p.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report informs Councillors of the upcoming Local Government Association of NSW Tourism Conference to be held in Penrith from 29th to 31st March, 2006.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be considered by Council.

REPORT DETAIL
The following letter has been received from the Local Government Association of NSW advising of the Local Government Association of NSW Tourism Conference to be held in Penrith from 29th to 31st March, 2006.
The cost of registration for the conference is $544.50p/p. Due to the Conference being held within the Metropolitan area, accommodation & daily allowances have not been factored into the costs for this Conference. If these costs were paid an additional amount of $696 would need to be added to the registration costs making a total cost of $1,240.50 p/p.

The Finance Section has advised that $43,125.35 has been either expended or committed to date from the 2005/2006 Delegates' Expenses - Councillors allocation of $40,000.00. Accordingly the budget has been overspent by $3,125.35 as at the date of this report. However, Members would be aware that included in the December Quarterly Review report being considered by Council tonight, this budget item is proposed to be increased by a further $9,000.00.

In addition, the Finance Committee at its meeting on 15th February, 2006 has recommended the Mayor attend the Mayor's Design Forum (FIN114-06) at a cost of $1,000.00

Therefore, an amount of $4,874.65 remains available from a budget of $49,000.00 if the Quarterly Report adjustments are adopted.

Accordingly this matter is now submitted to Council for consideration.


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL009 - 06PUBLIC LIBRARIES FUNDING STRATEGY 2005/06

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Library and Information Service, Ms J Burrell

FILE REFERENCE

03/1783

REASON FOR REPORT

Submitted for the information and approval of Council

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Additional Library funding

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report advises Council of changes to the Public Libraries Funding Strategy 2005/06 which result in an increase in the funding allocated for the 2005/06 financial year and seeks Council approval of expenditure of the additional Disability and Geographic Adjustment Grant on the replacement of out-dated public access computers.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council receive and note the advice from the State Library of New South Wales of an addition to the per capita Library subsidy of $5,934 within 2005/06, and of an additional “Disability and Geographic Adjustment” Library grant, replacing the previous Local Special Projects grant, of $49,884.

FURTHER, THAT Council approve the expenditure of this “Disability and Geographic Adjustment” Library grant on public-access computer replacement in Hurstville and Penshurst libraries to enable the provision of improved technology services which meet customer demand.

REPORT DETAIL

Background
Council received advice dated 16 December, 2005 from the State Library of New South Wales regarding its “Public Libraries Funding Strategy 2005/06”. Previous state government funding arrangements for public libraries have nowe been completely superseded by the Public Libraries Funding Strategy 2005/06. This Strategy delivers increased funding to all local government provided library services.

Every year the State government supports public libraries throughout an allocation of funds provided by the State Library of New South Wales, based on a per capita subsidy of $1.85. In 2005/06 this subsidy has been calculated for Hurstville City Council Library at $139,934, which represents an additional amount of $5,934 over the anticipated funding in the Library’s 2005/06 budget.

Additionally the State government supports public libraries through various grant funding arrangements. These have been revised by the Public Libraries Consultative Committee, which has recommended the establishment of a “Disability and Geographic Adjustment” Library grant (replacing the former Local Special Projects grant), which is tied to public library support. In 2005/06 this has been calculated for Hurstville City Council Library at $49,884. This amount was not included in the Library’s 2005/06 budget and may be expended on any Library project. It must be used to achieve improvements in the library service and not to offset local government investment.

Proposed Expenditure of Disability and Geographic Adjustment Grant

The Library’s public-access computers, which are heavily in demand for research, e-mail, word processing, and other functions, are now outdated and no longer meet customer expectations. The older model computers do not interface with new means of data transfer and storage such as “USB memory sticks” and it is not possible to save data to such media without re-booting the computer and losing work already on the screen.

Further, the older computers cannot interface with the Library’s computer self-booking system. This means that the computer self-booking system, which will allow members of the public to book their own time on the computers without the need for staff intervention, cannot be implemented for these computers. Additionally the old computer hardware is beginning to become unreliable, leading to loss of service while broken or malfunctioning equipment is being repaired.

These older model computers form the majority of the Library’s public-access computers at both Hurstville central and Penshurst branch libraries.

Replacing the older model public-access computers will bring immediate benefits to members of the public using the Library’s computers for research, for study support, to write resumes and job applications, and for many other purposes. Implementing the computer self-booking system was a priority first identified in the Library’s Strategic Plan 2003-2005.

Replacing the equipment that provides the Library’s public-access technology services will enable Hurstville City Library to provide improved, relevant and consistent services to meet the expectations of Hurstville’s community. It is therefore recommended that the Disability and Geographic Adjustment grant be expended for this purpose.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the advice from the State Library of New South Wales of an addition to the per capita Library subsidy of $5,934 within 2005/06, and of an additional “Disability and Geographic Adjustment” Library grant, replacing the previous Local Special Projects grant, of $49,884.

FURTHER, THAT Council approve the expenditure of this “Disability and Geographic Adjustment” Library grant on public-access computer replacement in Hurstville and Penshurst libraries to enable the provision of improved technology services which meet customer demand.

(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL010 - 06DRAFT LEP & DRAFT DCP FOR THE CARLTON BUSINESS CENTRE (FOREST ROAD)

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Strategic Planner, Mr D Smith

FILE REFERENCE

05/781

REASON FOR REPORT

This report recommends that the area included in the draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton 3(c) Business Zone be expanded to include all of the area zoned 3(c) as to ensure the full business centre is appropriately planned for.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

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)

Yes: PPE075-04 - 15 December 2004


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report is an additional report to Item PPE 074 – 04 on 15 December 2004 with regard to the preparation of a draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton 3(c) Business zone located along Forest Road. The report provides further information on the proposed draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton Business Centre and recommends that the area to be incorporated into the draft LEP and DCP be expanded to include the 3(c) zoned land located between Forest Road and Wright Street (refer attachment 2). Ultimately the DCP for the Carlton centre will be incorporated into the new comprehensive DCP for the LGA, being DCP No. 1: City Wide DCP for Hurstville.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council expand the area covered by the proposed draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton Business Centre to include the land zoned 3(c) Business Centre located along Forest Road and Wright Street in the area covered by the draft LEP and DCP be as shown on Attachment 2.

THAT as per Councils resolution of 15 December 2004, Council prepare and exhibit a draft local environmental plan pursuant to Section 54 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 in respect of the controls applicable to the Carlton 3(c) Business Centre Zone.

THAT the Department of Planning be notified of this resolution.

THAT as per Councils resolution of 15 December 2004, Council resolve pursuant to section 72 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to support the preparation and finalisation of a draft Development Control Plan for the Carlton 3(c) Business Centre Zone in accordance with clauses 16 and 17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

FURTHER THAT Council publicly exhibit the draft Development Control Plan in accordance with clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

REPORT DETAIL
BACKGROUND

Council at its Committee Meeting on 15 December 2004 adopted a recommendation to prepare a draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton Business Centre, along Forest Road, Hurstville to review the objectives and planning controls associated with the business centres. This process was initiated and an urban designer was employed to assist Council in preparing the draft DCP.

The draft LEP amendment proposes to permit 3 storeys in this business zone, an increase on the existing 2 storeys for the entire local business centre. Also, the draft LEP amendment included removing the existing FSR of 1:1 for non-residential uses on these sites, to permit and encourage predominantly commercial and employment generating land uses within this local business centre.

In preparing the draft LEP and DCP, Council staff have identified that the study area, being the 3(c) Business Zoned Land in Carlton does not include all of the 3(c) Business Zone Land in this locality. The 3(c) land located between Forest Road and Wright Street was not originally included in the initial investigation. It is proposed that this area (which includes No’s 98, 100, 102, 104, 108 and 112 Forest Road) be incorporated into the draft LEP and DCP to ensure that controls for the whole centre be provided. (Refer Attachment 2)

Council staff will also be pursuing a number of issues that Council has discussed at workshops relating to the 1 metre setback to the laneways at the rear of the properties in the Carlton Business Centre. Further design analysis will be undertaken to find the most appropriate use of this space, as a number of parcels of land will have reduced or limited development potential if such setbacks were required. Council staff are also working with the urban designer to finalise designs and building envelopes for the buildings for the business centre. These issues raised will be included into the Draft DCP No. 31 and forwarded to Councillors prior to exhibition of the LEP and DCP.

CONCLUSION

Council staff have been working with an urban designer to produce a draft LEP and DCP that will promote and encourage both employment generating uses and mixed uses and that will provide appropriate built form controls for the centre.

This report proposes to expand the area of the draft LEP and DCP to include all of the 3(c) zoned land in the centre and that Council officers continue to investigate the issues of the setbacks to the rear lanes.

It is recommended that Council support the changes to the study area to include the entire business centre.


ATTACHMENT

1. Previous draft LEP Plan – which does not include all 3(c) zoned land along Forest Road in the Carlton Business Centre.

2. Proposed new draft LEP Plan – showing additional land to be incorporated along Forest Road and Wright Street.


APPENDIX
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COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council expand the area covered by the proposed draft LEP and DCP for the Carlton Business Centre to include the land zoned 3(c) Business Centre located along Forest Road and Wright Street in the area covered by the draft LEP and DCP be as shown on Attachment 2.

THAT as per Councils resolution of 15 December 2004, Council prepare and exhibit a draft local environmental plan pursuant to Section 54 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 in respect of the controls applicable to the Carlton 3(c) Business Centre Zone.

THAT the Department of Planning be notified of this resolution.

THAT as per Councils resolution of 15 December 2004, Council resolve pursuant to section 72 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to support the preparation and finalisation of a draft Development Control Plan for the Carlton 3(c) Business Centre Zone in accordance with clauses 16 and 17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

FURTHER, THAT Council publicly exhibit the draft Development Control Plan in accordance with clause 18 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Lee)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL011 - 06PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO DCP 6 CHILD CARE CENTRES AND THE DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE DCPS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Strategic Planner, Mr S Lincoln

FILE REFERENCE

04/1665 & 05/1801

REASON FOR REPORT

To include a number of additional amendments to the Child care centre provisions currently contained in DCP 6 to be incorporated into the proposed comprehensive Hurstville LGA-wide DCP No.1 and City Centre DCP No.2. It is also proposed to incorporate amendments to the proposed DCP No.'s 1 & 2 to include savings propovisions and a revised tree list

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)

Yes, Item, 14 December, 2005 - CCL 268


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report is an additional report to Item CCL268-05, 14 December 2005 which related to the preparation of two comprehensive DCPs for the LGA. This report seeks to incorporate a number of additional amendments to the proposed draft comprehensive Hurstville LGA wide DCP and City Centre DCP as they relate to the existing DCP 6 - Child Care Centres. These relate specifically to encouraging the provision of child care centres in appropriate locations to ensure good planning outcomes that do not result in adverse amenity impacts on the amenity of residential areas.

Specific amendments include a limit of 60 children in residential zones, an increase in the minimum frontage and site area requirements within residential zones, and a reduced car parking rate for parents. The amendments are based on a discussion paper and series of issues previously presented to Councillors and workshops that were held. Further amendments are outlined in this report. It is also proposed to incorporate savings provisions so that DCP No.'s 1 & 2 do not come into force until adoption by Council.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council endorse the proposed amendments to the existing DCP 6 Child Care Centres as outlined in this report and that these amendments form part of the new draft Development Control Plan No.1 - Hurstville LGA-wide DCP (which covers the whole LGA excluding the Hurstville City Centre) and Development Control Plan No.2: Hurstville City Centre DCP (which only covers the City Centre Business Zone 3(b)).

THAT the proposed two draft DCP No.'s 1 & 2 incorporate a standard savings provision.

THAT Council publicly exhibit the two draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No. 2 in accordance with clauses 18 and 19 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

FURTHER THAT Council endorse the proposed review and amendment of Council's Recommended Tree Species Schedule for incorporation into the new consolidated DCPs .

REPORT DETAIL

Following consideration of the South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) Discussion Paper on planning requirements for child care centres and feedback received at the Councillor workshops held on 7 November, 2005, 8 and 15 February, 2006, it is recommended that the following amendments to DCP 6 – Child Care Centres be made:


1. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHILDREN LIMITED TO 60 PLACES

Objective: To minimise adverse amenity impacts of child care centres located within Zone No. 2 Residential Zone by placing a restriction on the number of children able to be accommodated at a centre.

Discussion: Demand analysis indicates that child care facilities are a necessary part of the fabric of society. It is Council’s objective to allow the viable establishment of these facilities where local amenity will not be significantly affected. The Department of Community Services (DOCS) restricts the number of children to a total of 90 comprising 30 children under 2, and 60 children 2-6 years old. Three SSROC Council’s (Kogarah, Canterbury and Sutherland) restrict centres to 40-45 children in residential areas. A review of those centres registered with the Department of Community Services (DOCS) reveals that the average number of spaces per centres is 39 children. It is considered that the economic viability of centres will be maintained if the number of children accommodated is restricted to 60. Experience of developments on residentially zoned lots within Hurstville has revealed that a restriction on the number of children to 60 places is considered appropriate to limit noise, privacy, parking and traffic impacts to a reasonable scale within a residential area. In conjunction with the proposed amendments listed below, it is therefore recommended that Council apply a restriction of 60 children to residential areas.

Child care centres are also permitted under Hurstville LEP 1994 within the three commercial zones. DCP 6 states that child care centres should be located in community focal points including local shopping centres. This reduces the likely traffic generation and impact on quieter residential areas. It is therefore considered appropriate that up to 90 children be considered on their merits outside the residential zones.

It is also considered that for those residential areas that are located immediately adjacent to commercial or medium density development, schools, churches and community facilities, that Council consider the merits of an application to vary the controls for child care centres.

Recommendation 1:
(i) Council apply a restriction of 60 children to child care centres located within Zone No. 2 Residential, with up to 90 children considered on their merits outside residential areas.
(ii) The DCP is to incorporate a statement that Council will consider a variation to the controls on child care centres in residential zones where the site is in close proximity to a retail / commercial area, rail station or community facility.

2. 0-2 YEAR OLDS

Objective: To encourage the provision of quality child care within all age groups, in particular to address the current shortage within the 0-2 age bracket.

Discussion: Council’s Child Care Survey 2004 report identified the shortage of 0-2 year old care. The high unmet demand for care within the 0-2 age group was identified in every Council Social Plan sampled in the SSROC review. Whilst children within the 0-2 age group represent 33% of children within the 0-5 age bracket at the 2001 census within the Hurstville LGA, only 8% of the places of those premises licensed within the Hurstville LGA are for 0-2’s.

The SSROC discussion paper states that rather than setting requirements for the number of 0-2 year old places to be provided or offering bonuses (such as reduced parking) to address temporal demand issues like shortage of spaces for 0-2 year olds, centres should be adaptable to cater for both existing and future trends. It is noted that if Council were to set requirements for 0-2 year old places or provide bonuses that this may result in sub optimal outcomes if the current market conditions change and the possibility of challenge by developers. The establishment of new controls setting a minimum provision for 0-2’s or provision of incentives such as reduced on-site parking for staff or an increased number of children are therefore not favoured. It is also considered that it is difficult to establish incentives or controls that do not have good planning justification.

An alternative incentive for the provision of 0-2 year olds is to waive or reduce fees and charges for proposals for child care centres that provide places for children within the 0-2 year old age group. Investigations have revealed only minimal or nil S94 contributions are levied on child care centres therefore ruling out waiving S94 as an incentive option. A reduction in Development Application (DA) fees can be considered for those centres that provide 0-2’s. A seperate report on this matter will be prepared and submitted to Council. Council should also continue to pursue other actions to encourage 0-2’s places such as lobby Federal Government to provide incentives for 0-2 year olds and provide 0-2’s in Councils own centres.

Recommendation 2:

a. An additional report is to be provided to Council regarding a proposed reduction in fees for those applications which provide a specific proportion of places for 0-2’s within centres.
b. Lobby Federal Government to provide incentives for 0-2’s
c. Provide 0-2’s in Council’s own centres
d. Require applicants to demonstrate building is adaptable to cater for 0-2’s as well as 3-6 year olds.


3. INCLUSION OF A PROVISION REQUIRING CHILD CARE CENTRES WITHIN LARGE DEVELOPMENTS

Objective: To encourage provision of child care facilities in appropriate developments

Discussion: In order to meet the demand for child care facilities and encourage their establishment in appropriate locations, it is proposed to require developers to consider the need for child care facilities within larger commercial and residential developments.

Recommendation 3: Larger commercial and residential developments are required to consider the need for child care facilities.


4. AREAS WHERE CHILD CARE CENTRES ARE PERMITTED UNDER NEW STANDARD LEP TEMPLATE

Objective: To permit centres on appropriate sites

Discussion: The NSW State Government draft LEP template requires Council to comply with a standard set of permissible uses within each zone when preparing a new comprehensive local environmental plan applying to the Hurstville Local Government Area (which is to be prepared within the next 5 years). The standard template requires that council permit child care centres within all residential and commercial zones, as well as within a Business/Technology Park zone (if Council decides to rezone any of the existing light industrial land to this new zone).

The draft standard template also requires Council to decide whether to include child care centres as permissible within the open space and light industrial zones. Regarding open space zones, Council has previously resolved to prepare a draft LEP amendment (LEP No. 52) permitting Child Care Centres in the 6(a)(Open Space zone). This matter was deferred by Council on 23 June 2004 subject to the completion of a Plan of Management for Beverly Hills Park. The Beverly Hills Plan of Management was adopted on 15 December 2004 and Council subsequently resolved to proceed with another draft LEP Amendment (LEP No. 62) to permit a child care facility within Beverly Hills Park. This plan has now been forwarded to the Department of Planning requesting that the Minister gazette the plan. It is therefore recommended that Council continue to review the issue of child care centres in the open space zone as part of its subsequent work on the new comprehensive LEP. Regarding industrial zones, DCP 6 requires that proposals be located 300 metres away from industrial areas which are listed as an undesirable or hazardous feature. Industrial areas are not considered an optimal location for child care facilities in terms of amenity, and that they may lead to the possible sterilisation of industrial land.

It is therefore considered appropriate that Council not permit child care centres within the light industrial zone. It is recommended that if any land within the LGA is rezoned to Business / Technology under the new standard template, this zone is more suited to child care centres.

Recommendation 4: That as part of the preparation of the comprehensive LEP Council consider the location of child care centres within the open space zone and light industrial zone. No amendments to the LEP or DCP are proposed at this stage in relation to these issues.


5. INCLUSION OF CORNER SITES AS A PREFERRED LOCATION

Objective: To increase the amount of on-street parking available for pick-up drop off

Discussion: The SSROC discussion paper considers that child care centres are best located on corner sites, as there is more parking available for pick up/drop off.
Location on corner sites allows for a long frontage for setting down and picking up of children and to allow less interference with the on street parking associated with adjoining residences. Whilst there is only a limited number of potential corner sites available, inclusion of corner sites as a preferred location gives clear direction to operators seeking out a site within Hurstville LGA.

Recommendation 5: Include corner sites as a preferred location


6. AMENDING SITE REQUIREMENTS TO A MINIMUM OF 630m2 IN SITE AREA AND A 15m FRONTAGE

Objective: To ensure adequate room is available for child care facilities, car parking and building setbacks so that child care centres do not unreasonably affect adjoining residential premises with respect to noise, loss of privacy and on-street parking.

Discussion: Experience in dealing with applications on smaller sites has revealed that the requirement of an increased site area and frontage is likely to result in an improved level of amenity for the centre and adjoining residential premises. It is therefore proposed to increase the minimum site requirements based on provisions similar to Council’s dual occupancy standards with the minimum frontage increased from 13m to a 15m frontage and from 500m2 to 630m2.

Recommendation 6: That the minimum site requirement for a child care centre in a residential zone is 630 m2 and a street frontage of 15m.


7. HEALTH IMPACTS OF AIR POLLUTION

Objective:Include a reference to NSW pollution requirements for child care centres located on state and regional roads

Discussion: The SSROC study states that pollution from vehicle exhaust can cause respiratory illness and that child care centres should not be located on major roads unless studies show safe levels of Benzene (as defined by UK Department of Environment Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards – there is no relevant Australian Standard.)
It is therefore recommended that any proposal for a child care centre located on a state or regional road will require air testing to be carried out and the results submitted for assessment with the Development Application.

In addition to the exposure to air pollution on major roads, it is noted that Council at its meeting of 18/9/04 resolved additional amendments due to traffic safety, access & parking concerns. The current controls state that approval is unlikely to be given for centres within 300m of main roads (with the exception of motorways). The amendments as adopted by Council replace references to main roads with a reference to State and Regional Roads (including a list of traffic flows) and replace the blanket prohibition with a more merits based approach that requires alternative vehicular access via a side street or rear lane. All applications within Hurstville LGA are also required to be accompanied by a Traffic Impact Statement.

Recommendation 7

a. That any proposal for a child care centre on a state or regional road will require air testing to be carried out and the results submitted for assessment with the Development Application to ensure that children are not exposed to uncertain health as a result of air quality.
b. That the provisions relating to state and regional roads be amended in accordance with Council’s resolution of 18/9/04.


8. EXCLUDE CENTRES LOCATED IN CUL-DE-SACS OR BLOCKED ROADS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

Objective: To avoid adverse amenity impacts in cul-de-sacs or blocked roads in residential areas

Discussion: Due to their closed nature, cul-de-sacs are more adversely affected by the double traffic and parking impacts resulting from child care centres. Generally cul-de-sacs lack adequate space for pick up/drop off, resulting in queuing & traffic impact unless the property has a double street frontage with a drive through capability. It is therefore recommended that child care centres should not be located within cul-de-sacs and closed roads.

Recommendation 8: Child care centres should not be located within cul-de-sacs and closed roads.



9. OTHER AREAS IN WHICH CHILD CARE CENTRES SHOULD NOT BE LOCATED

Objective: To add additional areas where it is inappropriate for child care centres to be located.

Discussion: DCP 6 Child Care Centres includes certain locational criteria including requirements that proposals not be located near certain undesirable or hazardous features, including features such as industrial areas and large overhead power wires. The SSROC paper identified certain additional criteria including uses of hazardous and offensive development, bushfire and flood prone land, drug clinics and other lands which may be inappropriate near children. It is recommended that these criteria to be considered by Council.

Recommendation 9: Amend DCP 6 to include a specific reference to SEPP 33 - Hazardous and Offensive Development, bushfire and flood prone land and injecting rooms, drug clinics and other such uses that may be inappropriate next to children.


10. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

Objective: To clarify requirements and types of studies required to be lodged with development applications for child care centres

Discussion: In order to avoid the submission of insufficient and inaccurate information submitted with development applications, it is recommended that the types of studies and information requirements to be lodged with DA’s be clarified in the DCP. In addition, the SSROC paper recommends that the Pre-DA checklist is to be signed by applicant.

Recommendation 10: That the requirements and types of studies required for DA submissions be clarified, and that the applicant be required to submit a signed copy of the DA checklist.


11. ANTI-CLUSTERING CONTROLS

Discussion: The merits of introducing an anti-clustering control within residential zones to address the likely cumulative adverse amenity impacts of traffic generation & on street parking within residential streets have been considered. Following a review of the issues, it is considered that the inclusion of this type of control is not warranted. DCP 6 currently contains a number of existing controls including the requirement for applications to highlight a positive trend of consolidating and growing demand, growing or existing waiting lists, school enrolments, or anything which may be specific to the local area. It is recommended that council does not incorporate any anti clustering controls into the DCP's, however that guidelines and objectives be provided to ensure the location of child care centres take into account other centre locations and cumulative impacts

Recommendation 11: That no anti-clustering controls be incorporated into the DCP, however that guidelines be provided in relation to ensuring that child care centres take into consideration the location of child care centres in relation to other centres and the potential cumulative impacts.


12. PARKING RATES

Objective: To reduce excessive requirements for provision of on-site parking for parents.

Discussion. It is important to achieve a balance between maintaining the existing amenity of a residential neighbourhood and providing sufficient parking to cater for staff and parents dropping off/picking up children from the facility. The SSROC discussion paper found that parking issues result in negative impacts on the streetscape for the following reasons:

· The need for increased hard paved area, and thus increased stormwater run-off
· Interruption to the residential streetscape, as it is generally necessary that the parking rate is at the front of the building
· Conflict between children and vehicles – by increasing the number of vehicles on a site, the risk of accident is increased
· Reduction in landscaped area
· Reduction in area that can be used for children's play
· Overshadowing of neighbouring backyards as the parking necessitates a greater building setback
· Inefficient use of space as it is only used for only a small portion of the day (7-9am and 4-6pm)
· Costly to provide, perhaps prohibitively so.

The SSROC paper noted that the more onerous the parking requirements on the property, the less likely it is that child care developments will occur. This leads to the conclusion that parking on the property should be minimised. Of the 11 SSROC Councils surveyed, the total no. of parking spaces required for a typical 40 space centre varied between 3 and 10. DCP 6 is at the high end with 8 spaces. The requirement for 1 space for every 2 staff members on site is considered reasonable to cater for long term staff parking. However, it is proposed to delete the note contained in DCP 6 that also encourages the provision of 1 parking space for every staff member. This is considered excessive and results in efficiencies and adverse impacts on the streetscape as listed above. The requirement for parent parking at the rate of 1 space per 10 children is considered excessive, and it is considered appropriate that this rate be increased to 1 space per 20 parents. An objective and requirement is also to be added to encourage the convenient location of parent parking so that is utilised.

DCP 6 currently contains a notation that stacked parking arrangements are permitted. In order to ensure efficient and safe parking and access arrangements, it is considered that stacked parking arrangements are only suitable for long term staff parking spaces and it is proposed to amend this provision accordingly. The notation also states “an arrangement of 3 sets of 2 stacked cars is permitted.” This note leads to an excessive amount of stacked parking on certain sites and it is therefore recommended that it be deleted allowing each application for stacked parking to be considered on its individual merits depending on the site characteristics and proposed access arrangements. In addition, no other Council requires a visitor space which is unnecessary and it is recommended that this requirement be deleted.

Centres will be required to implement a neighbourhood parking policy encouraging parents to park responsibly and in a safe manner.

Recommendation 12:

a. That the notation encouraging parking at the rate of 1 space per staff member above the requirement of 1 space per 2 members be removed
b. Reduce parent parking rate from 1 per 10 to 1 per 20
c. Encourage convenient location of staff vs parent parking
d. Remove long-term visitor space requirement
e. The notation regarding stacked parking arrangements be amended to only apply to staff parking and the reference that 3 sets of 2 stacked spaces is permitted being removed
f. Require neighbourhood parking policy.


13. TRAFFIC AND ACCESS

Objective: To remove the drive through requirement for residential areas and require a 15 minute drop off zone in front of child care centres in residential streets.

Discussion: DCP 6 currently contains the requirement that car entry and exit from the carparking site must be from two separate points. The SSROC paper found that on site pick up/drop off (drive through access) is onerous and unnecessary in most residential situations. Conflict between children and vehicles increases with the number of vehicles on a site, and the risk of accident is increased. A drive through pick up area blocks the parking areas/spaces of most child care centres on the smaller allotment sizes within Hurstville LGA as the spaces are stacked. This undesirable situation is more likely to lead to parents avoiding use of the on-site parking spaces and parking on the street. Excessive hard paved area resulting from drive through areas results in other negative streetscape impacts as listed above under the discussion of recommendation 11. Council’s traffic engineer has advised that one single point of access in the centre of the site with perpendicular parking to the side is a more efficient and safe layout. It is therefore recommended that the requirement for two separate points of access be deleted and replaced with a requirement that one single point of access is favoured with a diagram included to demonstrate the favoured access arrangement.

The SSROC paper recommends that in order to ensure an efficient use of parking a short term parking area be required in front of the child care centre. Council’s traffic engineer supports the provision of a 15 minute drop off zone during peak times. This zone is limited to that street frontage immediately located along the frontage of the subject premises used as a child care centre within a residential zone. In addition, all Development applications for child care centres are required to be referred to the Council traffic committee for approval of the parking provisions on a case by case basis.

In order to ensure pedestrian safety, it is also recommended that a physical demarcation such as a kerb between the pedestrian and vehicular access ways be required to be provided on the on site.


Recommendation 13:
a. The requirement for two separate points of access be deleted and replaced with a requirement that one single point of access is favoured with a diagram included to demonstrate the favoured access arrangement.
b. An on-street 15 minute drop off zone be required in front of child care centres in residential streets subject to approval by council traffic committee.
c. A physical demarcation between pedestrian and vehicular access ways be required to be provided on the on site



14. TO NOT PERMIT 2ND STOREYS WITHIN RESIDENTIAL ZONES

Objective: To not permit 2nd storeys within residential zones due to amenity issues.

Discussion: The SSROC discussion paper states that 0-2 year olds should not be located on 1st floor as this is not practical for emergency evacuation. Provision of a lift and ramps are required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for 2 storey child care centres. Experience in development applications on smaller residential sites within Hurstville LGA has revealed that the 2nd storey contributes to an over development of small sites and amenity issues. The use of a second storey is also likely to result in a less than optimal useable outdoor open space area and noise and privacy issues that adversely impact on the amenity of the adjoining residential area.

Recommendation 14: That the provision of DCP 6 be amended to state that 2 storey child care centres are not supported within residential zones due to amenity impacts.


15. INCLUDE A PROVISION REQUIRING THE 2m WIDE LANDSCAPE STRIP ALONG SITE FRONTAGE

Objective: To require a 2 metre wide landscape strip where appropriate to blend in with residential streetscape.

Discussion: DCP 6 currently does not require a landscape strip along the frontage of a site. In residentially zoned areas, it considered appropriate that mindful of traffic and pedestrian safety issues, the provision of a 2m wide landscaped strip will allow help to preserve the residential streetscape and soften the impact of the hard paved parking area in front of the building line.

Recommendation 15: That a provision requiring a 2m wide landscape strip within residential areas be added.


16. RESIDENTIAL STREETSCAPE

Objective: Include objective that centre is sympathetic to streetscape.

Discussion: in order to strengthen the provisions contained within DCP 6, it is recommended that an objective be included that the proposed centre must be sympathetic to the residential streetscape to ensure that it blends in with the local area.

Recommendation 16: An objective be inserted requiring development to be sympathetic to the streetscape.


17. VIEWING WINDOW

Objective: To insert DOCS requirement of viewing window under development checklist.

Recommendation 17: The requirement for a viewing window be included


18. AMEND HOURS OF OPERATION FROM 7.30am-6pm TO 7am-7pm

Objective: To set reasonable standard hours of operation.

Discussion: It is proposed to amend the core hours of operation for child care centres under DCP 6 from 7:30am-6pm (existing control) to 7am-7pm (proposed control). The amended hours will cater for demand whilst ensuring acceptable amenity impacts. Other council's that include the standard hours of operation from 7am - 7pm include Kogarah & the City of Sydney.

Recommendation 18: That the hours of operation for centres be amended to 7am-7pm weekdays


19. NOISE IMPACTS

Objective: Amend noise requirements to require submission of acoustic report.

Discussion: DCP 6 currently contains acoustic amenity controls in relation to traffic noise that lists the criteria of indoor noise to be below 48dB(A) and outdoor noise below 56dB(A). It has been Council’s practice to generally require acoustic reports for DA’s for child care centres. The SSROC paper states that such requirements are outdated and recommends the following standard provision:

Recommendation 19: That the above standard acoustic provision be added.


20. COT CONTROL

Objective: Amend cot control from 1 per child to 2 per child.

Discussion: Council’s Children’s Services Manager has advised that the existing cot control of 1 cot per child is too onerous and discourages applicants to provide places for 0-2 year olds.

Recommendation 20: Amend cot control from 1 per child to 2 per child


21. STAFF ROOM REQUIREMENTS


Objective: Amend staff room requirements from 16m2 +2m2 per staff over 6 to 10m2+2m2 per staff over 6.

Discussion: Council’s Children’s Services Manager has advised that these controls are too onerous and should be amended.

Recommendation 21: Amend staff room requirements from 16m2 +2m2 per staff over 6 to 10m2+2m2 per staff over 6


22. OUTDOOR SHADING

Objective: Outdoor shading amended as per cancer council requirements.

Discussion: DCP 6 currently contains a control that requires 50% of outdoor play area to be in shade. The SSROC paper recommends that Council’s adopt a control of 2.5m2 of shade area per person in accordance with the cancer council requirements

Recommendation 22: Outdoor shading amended as per cancer council requirements.


23. INDOOR PLAY SPACE

Objective: Correct reference.

Discussion: DOCS best practice guidelines specify a 3.5m2 indoor play space. It proposed to retain this control 15-25 children. The development checklist is therefore to be amended by removing an incorrect reference to 3.25m2 indoor floor space for each child to 3.5m2 as per Section 2.5.1 of the DCP.

Recommendation 23: The development checklist is amended to refer to 3.5m2 indoor play space.

It is therefore proposed to incorporate the above amendments within the two proposed comprehensive DCPs.

SAVINGS PROVISIONS

It is proposed to incorporate standard savings provisions into the proposed DCP No.'s 1 & 2. The effect of these provisions is that the DCP's will not come into effect until their adoption by Council. This will provide certainty for developers and council officers during the public exhibition and period leading up to adoption by Council.

TREE LIST

Council's curent tree list requires amendment. It is proposed that Council resolve that this review be undertaken and the revised schedule be incorporated into the new consolidated DCPs as a subsequent amendment to those documents.



APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council endorse the proposed amendments, with the exception of recommendation No. 6, to the existing DCP 6 Child Care Centres as outlined in this report and that these amendments form part of the new draft Development Control Plan No.1 - Hurstville LGA-wide DCP (which covers the whole LGA excluding the Hurstville City Centre) and Development Control Plan No.2: Hurstville City Centre DCP (which only covers the City Centre Business Zone 3(b)).

THAT the proposed two draft DCP No.'s 1 & 2 incorporate a standard savings provision.

THAT Council publicly exhibit the two draft Development Control Plans No. 1 and No. 2 in accordance with clauses 18 and 19 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

THAT Council endorse the proposed review and amendment of Council's Recommended Tree Species Schedule for incorporation into the new consolidated DCPs .

THAT the word "may" be removed from the Discussion Section of Recommendation 19, to read:

“Council require that a suitably qualified acoustic consultant undertake an acoustic assessment, which include recommended noise attenuation measures."

THAT Recommendation 14 read:

"That the provision of DCP 6 be amended to state that two storey child care centres are not supported within Residential Zones due to amenity impacts, subject to merit assessment if the site is located adjacent to Commercial or other Non Residential zonings."

THAT Recommendation 20 be changed to:

"Amend cot control to 1 cot per 2 children".

THAT Recommendation 15 be adopted with the addition of the words:
"and if any area within the property is not required for car parking or other purposes,
it be landscaped".

FURTHER, THAT for any DA considered during the Exhibition Period that an assessment under existing and proposed controls be undertaken and reported to Council for consideration.
(Moved Clr J Morris/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL012 - 06STAFF MATTER - LONG SERVING STAFF

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Manager - Administration, Mr W Park

FILE REFERENCE

C04/1

REASON FOR REPORT

Presentation of gifts to Long Serving Staff in accordance with Council's policy

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funds within current budget

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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public are excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the presentation of gifts to staff in accordance with Council's policy for long serving staff and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(a) are regarded as being personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public are excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the presentation of gifts to staff in accordance with Council's policy for long serving staff and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(a) are regarded as being personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors).

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL013 - 06TENDERS – MANAGEMENT OF HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REPORT AUTHOR/S

General Manager, Mr John Patterson

FILE REFERENCE

05/1672

REASON FOR REPORT

Assessment of Tenders for the Management of Hurstville Golf Course for the 5 year period commencing 1st January, 2006

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Future income to Council

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

Yes.
COW034-05 Management Contract – Hurstville Golf Course
COW070-05 Management Contract – Hurstville Golf Course
COW087-05 Management Contract – Hurstville Golf Course
COW104-05 Tenders – Management of Hurstville Golf Course
COW108-05 Tenders – Management of Hurstville Golf Course, Additional Information
COW109-05 Tenders – Management of Hurstville Golf Course
COW122-05 Tenders – Management of Hurstville Golf Course, Additional Information


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in committee of the Whole at which he press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10a relate to the Management of Hurstville Golf course, Additional Information, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the council, or reveal a trade secret.FURTHER, 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.
((Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL014 - 06PROPERTY 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 of 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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to Status Report for Council Development Properties and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to Status Report for Council Development Properties and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL015A - 06PROPERTY MATTER – TERMINATION LEASE OF OATLEY BOWLING CLUB

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

05/471

REASON FOR REPORT

Advise on termination of lease of Council property by lessee and issues arising

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Costs related to future use of site and a Plan of Management if required.

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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Termination of the Lease of the Oatley Bowling Club and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Termination of the Lease of the Oatley Bowling Club and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL016A - 06PROPERTY MATTER – RENEWAL OF LEASE MORTDALE BOWLING CLUB

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

03/1781

REASON FOR REPORT

Advise Council on request to renew lease and associated commercial matters

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Potential income and costs

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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Renewal of Lease Mortdale Bowling Club, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Renewal of Lease Mortdale Bowling Club, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL017A - 06PROPERTY MATTER – PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF COUNCIL CAR PARK AT GLOUCESTER RD, GARTHONS LAND & CARRINGTON AVE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

C04/2072

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council on issues related to the development of Council land and seek approval to negotiate on a number of matters.

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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Proposed Development of Council Car Park at Gloucester Road, Garthons Land & Carrington Avenue and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Proposed Development of Council Car Park at Gloucester Road, Garthons Land & Carrington Avenue and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL018A - 06PROPERTY MATTER – TENDER FOR STAGE 2 OF 469 FOREST RD, PENSHURST

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Manager, Mr C Lawlor

FILE REFERENCE

05/1774

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council on the outcome of tenders for the construction of Stage 2 and seek approval for acceptance of a tender and funds for the project.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Potential financial return to Council and expenditure from Asset Development Reserve

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, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Tender for Stage 2 of 469 Forest Road, Penshurst, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to the Tender for Stage 2 of 469 Forest Road, Penshurst, and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it, confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council, or reveal a trade secret.

FURTHER, 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.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/02/2006

CCL019A - 06MAYORAL & COUNCILLOR FEES

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Manager Administration, Mr W Park

FILE REFERENCE

04/608

REASON FOR REPORT

To determine the level of Allowances for the Mayor and Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Increase in fees allowed in the budget by $2,375

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

CCL095-05 25th May 2005 & SCM009-05 14th September 2005


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993, Councils are required (Section 249) to fix the Mayoral Fee on an annual basis for the period 1st July to the subsequent 30th June following an appropriate determination by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.

On the 13th April, 2005 the Minister for Local Government requested the Tribunal to defer its decision in respect to the 2005/06 remuneration schedules for Mayors and Councillors as the Minister had requested the Department of Local Government to review expenses policies adopted by Councils. Therefore for 2005/06, Councillors including the Mayor remained on the 2004/05 allowances adopted by Council.

Advice was received from the Department of Local Government by Circular 06-10 dated 7th February, 2006 advising The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal has now made a determination and that the allowances be increased by 4% effective on and from 1st July, 2005.

Hurstville City Council is a Category 1 Council and has generally paid the maximum allowance as determined by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.

RECOMMENDATION
That the matter be considered by Council.

REPORT DETAIL
Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993, Councils are required (Section 249) to fix the Mayoral Fee on an annual basis for the period 1st July to the subsequent 30th June following an appropriate determination by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal.

On the 13th April, 2005 the Minister for Local Government requested the Tribunal to defer its decision in respect to the 2005/06 remuneration schedules for Mayors and Councillors as the Minister had requested the Department of Local Government to review expenses policies adopted by Councils. Therefore for 2005/06, Councillors including the Mayor remained on the 2004/05 allowances adopted by Council.

Advice was received from the Department of Local Government by Circular 06-10 dated 7th February, 2006 advising The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal has now made a determination and that the allowances be increased by 4% effective on and from 1st July, 2005.

Hurstville City Council is a Category 1 Council and the minimum / maximum fees are as follows:-
Council at previous meetings has resolved to adopt the maximum fee for allowances for the Mayor and Councillors as provided by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for a Category 1 Council.

When setting the budget for 2005/06 an allowance was made for a potential increase in allowances. Should Council adopt the maximum fees allowable, as it has in previous years, there will be a shortfall in the budget of $1,920 for the Councillors Allowance and $455 for the Mayoral Allowance, making a total amount of $2,375 shortfall in the budget. This shortfall to be sourced from savings identified in the March Quarterly review.

Having regard to the above the Council now needs to make a decision on the level of the Allowances it will pay for the Mayor and Councillors noting that it will be retrospective to the 1st July, 2005.

In connection with the payment of a fee to the Deputy Mayor when acting as Mayor, Section 249(5) of the Act deals with this question and is in the following terms:-

Therefore, if the Council desires to pay the Deputy Mayor a fee it would appear that it must determine the amount each time the Deputy Mayor acts in the office of the Mayor with any such fee being paid from the Mayoral fee unless a daily fee is struck by the Council.


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council set the maximum fee payable for the Mayor and Councillors as provided by the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for a Category 1 Council for the 2005/2006 financial year.

FURTHER, THAT the Draft Program Budget for Mayoral and Councillor Allowances be increased by $2,375.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)