HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED AT
THE SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY MEETING
TO BE HELD ON 15TH FEBRUARY, 2006


Summary:
Item No: SD001 - 06 - MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1710

Item No: SD001.01 - 06 - DA183/04: 83 BOUNDARY ROAD, MORTDALE - RELOCATION OF PEDESTRIAN REFUGE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 04/DA-183:2

Item No: SD001.02 - 06 - INTERSECTION OF BONDS ROAD & BROAD ARROW ROAD, RIVERWOOD - SAFETY CONCERNS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1434

Item No: SD001.03 - 06 - WONOONA PARADE WEST, OATLEY - SPEEDING VEHICLES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1304

Item No: SD001.04 - 06 - BELMORE ROAD, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST FOR DESIGNATED DISABLED PARKING SPACE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/482

Item No: SD001.05 - 06 - INTERSECTION OF OGILVY STREET & EVANS STREET, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FOR ROUNDABOUT
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 03/1671

Item No: SD001.06 - 06 - CARRUTHERS STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/194

Item No: SD001.07 - 06 - KARA LANE, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/191

Item No: SD001.08 - 06 - MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR BUS ZONE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1797

Item No: SD001.09 - 06 - GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - SPEEDING VEHICLES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1951

Item No: SD001.10 - 06 - INTERSECTION OF BERRILLE ROAD & MERCURY STREET, NARWEE - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 03/1954

Item No: SD001.11 - 06 - 2006 AITPM CONFERENCE - "DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT"
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/279

Item No: SD001.12 - 06 - DA339/05: 24-26 VICTORIA AVENUE, PENSHURST - ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING CHILD CARE FACILITY
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/DA-339

Item No: SD001.13 - 06 - DA949/05(REV2): 66 BONDS ROAD, RIVERWOOD - INCREASED PUPIL NUMBER IN CHILD CARE FACILITY
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/DA-339

Item No: SD001.14 - 06 - DA688/05: 75 LUGARNO PARADE, LUGARNO - PROPOSED CHILD CARE FACILITY
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/DA-688


Item No: SD001.15 - 06 - NEXT HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/178

Item No: SD001.16 - 06 - 55-57 STANLEY STREET, PEAKHURST - REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1827

Item No: SD001.17 - 06 - MORTS ROAD, MORTDALE - REQUEST FOR LAYBACK TO FACILITATE LOADING
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 03/1587

Item No: SD001.18 - 06 - YARRAN ROAD, OATLEY - PARKING ISSUES
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/353

Item No: SD001.19 - 06 - DA454/04: 47-67 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - MIXED DEVELOPMENT - CHANGES TO TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 04/DA-454:27

Item No: SD001.20 - 06 - RESIGNATION OF MR PHIL EDWARDS AS REPRESENTATIVE FOR MEMBER FOR GEORGES RIVER ON THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 06/178

Item No: SD002 - 06 - QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q54-05 BY COUNCILLOR S GREKAS RE: FEASIBILITY OF INSTALLING A COMMUNITY GARDEN WITHIN HURSTVILLE WARD
(Report by Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms V Field) 05/1361

Item No: SD003 - 06 - KIDSAFE NSW AND MOTOR ACCIDENTS AUTHORITY (MAA) GRANT - CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY PROJECT
(Report by Traffic Engineer - Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1709

Item No: SD004 - 06 - RTA OCCUPANT RESTRAINT - ROAD SAFETY PROJECT
(Report by Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst) 05/1201

Item No: SD005 - 06 - HURSTVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST REQUEST TO HAVE BOOKING FEES REIMBURSED FOR THEIR CHRISTMAS PICNIC AT WOODVILLE PARK
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 05/624

Item No: SD006 - 06 - REQUEST TO DISPLAY ADVERTISING BANNER FOR THE RIVERWOOD LEGION & COMMUNITY CLUB'S STREET FAIR DURING SENIORS WEEK
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 06/55

Item No: SD007 - 06 - MORTDALE RSL SUB-BRANCH REQUESTS TO HOLD THEIR ANZAC MEMORIAL SERVICE AT MORTDALE MEMORIAL PARK
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 05/386

Item No: SD008 - 06 - THE LIONS CLUB OF LUGARNO REQUEST TO HOLD A ROCK AND ROLL EVENT IN EVATT PARK - WEBBS DAM
(Report by Sport & Recreation officer, Miss L Randall) 05/323


Item No: SD009 - 06 - REQUEST TO DISPLAY AN ADVERTISING BANNER ACROSS FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE AT WOODVILLE LANE
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 06/55

Item No: SD010 - 06 - LIONS CLUB OF LUGARNO REQUEST TO HOLD THEIR 27TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL AT GANNONS PARK
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 06/137

Item No: SD011 - 06 - THE SALVATION ARMY HURSTVILLE REQUEST TO HAVE BOOKING FEES REIMBURSED FOR CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT AT HURSTVILLE OVAL
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 05/209

Item No: SD012 - 06 - VETERAN AND VINTAGE CHEVROLET ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA REQUEST TO HOLD THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PICNIC AT EVATT PARK - WEBBS DAM
(Report by Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall) 05/323

Item No: SD013 - 06 - RECOMMENDATION TO REMOVE TREE AT 59-63 STATION STREET, MORTDALE STRATA PLAN 9522
(Report by Tree Management Officer, Mr S Caton) TR05/133

Item No: SD014 - 06 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - WARRAWEE PLACE, BEVERLY HILLS
(Report by Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 04/1438

Item No: SD015 - 06 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - PHILLIP STREET, RIVERWOOD
(Report by Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 04/1438

Item No: SD016 - 06 - STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - HAMPDEN LANE BETWEEN EDGBASTON ROAD AND STONEY CREEK ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS
(Report by Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor) 04/1438

Item No: SD017 - 06 - STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF NEW SOUTH WALES ANNUAL REPORT 2004-2005
(Report by Director Service Delivery, Mr V Lampe) 04/272

Item No: SD018 - 06 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT EXPENDITURE SCHEME
(Report by Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) 04/1788

Item No: SD019 - 06 - NURSES ON WHEELS INC - FURTHER INFORMATION REQUESTED AT COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 23 NOVEMBER, 2005
(Report by Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) 04/1649

Item No: SD020 - 06 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES - NEW FUNDING POLICY
(Report by Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden) 04/1660

Item No: SD021 - 06 - ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN ST GEORGE
(Report by Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms V Field) 05/1846

Item No: SD022 - 06 - MINUTES OF ABORIGINAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Community Worker - Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms S Hussein) 06/1331

Item No: SD023 - 06 - MINUTES OF THE ETHNIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
(Report by Community Worker - Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms S Hussein) 05/774

Item No: SD024 - 06 - 2006 DISCOVERY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DRAFT PROGRAM
(Report by Cultural Development Officer, Ms A Wiles) 06/319


Item No: SD025 - 06 - PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HURSTVILLE CITY LIBRARY AND ST GEORGE MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PROVISION OF OUTREACH INFORMATION SERVICES TO MIGRANTS
(Report by Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George and Manager - Library & Information Service, Ms J Burrell) 05/1790

Item No: SD026 - 06 - MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGAL REPORT
(Report by Acting Minute Secretary, Ms C Hobson) C/00122





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Meeting No. 1 to be held on 15/02/2006


HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL

CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE 2220


8th February, 2006


His Worship The Mayor and the Councillors

Dear Member,

I have by direction to inform you that a meeting of the SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville, on WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY, 2006, at 7.00 P.M for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.

Yours faithfully,





GENERAL MANAGER
B U S I N E S S:

6.00 p.m. Dinner

7.00 p.m. Service Delivery, Child Care Policy and Senior Citizens Policy Committee Meeting

1. Apologies

2. Disclosure of Interest

3. Consideration of reports submitted to the:
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: QUORUM: 3

Councillor B Giegerl (Chairperson)
Councillor C Minns
Councillor S Grekas
Councillor D Gillespie





Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD001 - 06MINUTES OF THE HURSTVILLE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst

FILE REFERENCE

05/1710

REASON FOR REPORT

To seek Council approval for Traffic Committee items

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Please refer to the following individual traffic items from Traffic Committee meeting held on 2 February 2006

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The following is a list of Traffic Committee members present at the meeting held on 2 February 2006:


Councillor B GiegerlHurstville City Council (Chair)
Councillor S GrekasHurstville City Council
Councillor V BadalatiHurstville City Council
Mr K Greene, MPMember for Georges River
Mr L JonesRepresentative for Mr Kevin Greene, MP
Member for Georges River
Mr V LampeDirector Service Delivery
Mr L O’ConnorManager Technical Services
Mrs M WhitehurstTraffic Engineer
Mr B WilliamsTraffic Engineering Officer
Mr T HodgeTemporary Trainee Engineer
Mr D RussellRoads and Traffic Authority
Sgt K BradburyNSW Police Service
APOLOGIES:
Councillor S McMahonHurstville City Council
Mr T PraseuthRoads and Traffic Authority
Mr G KellSt. George Cabs Co-operative Limited
Sgt C HainsNSW Police Service
Mr P EdwardsRepresentative of Mr Kevin Greene, MP
Member for Georges River
Mr. G DavisState Transit Authority
Mr. P De LucaPunchbowl Bus Company


CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 2005.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD002 - 06QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE - Q54-05 BY COUNCILLOR S GREKAS RE: FEASIBILITY OF INSTALLING A COMMUNITY GARDEN WITHIN HURSTVILLE WARD

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms V Field

FILE REFERENCE

05/1361

REASON FOR REPORT

Response to Councillor Grekas' question regarding the feasibility of establishing a community garden in Hurstville ward

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

Yes, if the proposal was to proceed.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Initial set-up costs and ongoing management and maintenance costs as set out in report.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Response to Councillor S Grekas' question regarding the feasibility of establishing a community garden in Hurstville ward.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
"Councillor Grekas requested information on the feasibility of installing a Community Garden somewhere within Hurstville Ward, using the Community Garden at Riverwood Housing Estate as a model. Councillor Grekas said that particularly because of the multicultural nature of Hurstville Ward, this would be something worth looking into and would be quite successful. Councillor Grekas asked that the Acting Director come back with potential sites and costs for this project."

What is a Community Garden?

A Community Garden is the development of a parcel of land designated for community use, with sub-divisions allocated for individual use. Each garden plot holder is responsible for the maintenance of his/her own plot of land. Maintenance of the common areas and property such as pathways and toolshed is the responsibility of all gardeners.

Potential Site:

In late November 2005, Council’s Manager - Parks and Recreation indicated that the land situated on the corner of Wright and Cross Streets in Hurstville could be available and have good potential for use as a community garden. The land has been used previously as a bowling green and is level and undeveloped at this time. The overall dimensions of the parcel of land is 48 metres by 40 metres, however there is a 3 metre overflow gully to the back of the property (parallel to Wright Street) that will reduce the width to 37 metres. The land is close to Woodville Park, which has high community use and to Hurstville Public School, which may be another source of community interest in the proposed garden.

Usage:

Given the dimensions of the site, it would be possible to create 36 plots of land that are 4 metres by 5 metres or 20 square metres. Commonly, the allocation of a parcel of land for community gardens is slightly less than this. For example, at Riverwood Community Gardens, the original layout was for 24 plots with dimensions 5 m. x 3 m. Following recent upgrade of the landscaping of the Park by Canterbury Council, there are 30 plots of varying dimensions, with some up to 7m. by 4m.

To ensure the success of a Community Garden in Hurstville it would be helpful to promote the project in a targeted manner to a number of different communities, including Pacific Islander, Indonesian and Chinese communities as well as residents in general.

A formal consultation process with the community in the form of a public meeting and survey with residents living in the vicinity is recommended to establish the level of community interest in a proposed Community Garden project.

Management:

Management of the garden at the initial stage would take the form of project management for the development of the site. As this is Council-owned land, the management would necessarily come from within Council, potentially the Manager - Parks and Recreation. Once the layout of the site has been established there will be another level of management required. Promotion of the venture to the community may also be undertaken by Council. Once plots have been allocated, the on-going maintenance, including dispute management, re-allocation of plots and any issues that may arise from acts of vandalism, graffiti or theft will require management. At Riverwood, the garden is established on Council land that has been granted for this purpose in response to a request made by the Department of Housing, who owns and leases properties adjacent to the park. The Department has taken responsibility for the development of policies and procedures and overall management of the site. At the early stage of development, many classes for gardeners on mulching, seed-raising and composting were held to support, encourage and build community interest. At Hurstville, the person or persons to perform this level of management would need to be established.

Establishment costs:

Initial cost considerations for the establishment of a Community Garden in Hurstville include allowances for the provision of:
Initial costs may be off-set by the reduction in existing servicing of the site which would no longer be required. Currently Council allows approximately $3,000 a year to maintain the grassed area on the corner of Cross and Wright Streets Hurstville.

At Riverwood, the Community Garden was established six years ago with a budget of $5,000. The fences and water connection were gifted to the project. A seed-raising shed was acquired with a subsequent successful grant application. To establish a Community Garden in Hurstville at the identified site could require a budget of up to $10,000, however this could be reduced with gifts and donations.

For further information on how to go about establishing a community garden, the following website is recommended: http://www.communitygarden.org.au/

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT the Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms Virginia Field, be congratulated for her efforts.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT the Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms Virginia Field, be congratulated for her efforts.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD003 - 06KIDSAFE NSW AND MOTOR ACCIDENTS AUTHORITY (MAA) GRANT - CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY PROJECT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Traffic Engineer - Mrs M Whitehurst

FILE REFERENCE

05/1709

REASON FOR REPORT

Acceptance of Kidsafe/MAA funding for Child Passenger Safety Event to be run in accordance with Seniors Week Celebrations.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding offer of $2,000 for 2005/2006 Financial Year

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Kidsafe NSW and Motor Accidents Authority (MAA), in conjunction with Local Governments around New South Wales is offering funding for projects that raise parent and community awareness of the need to choose, correctly fit and always use the restraint most appropriate to a child’s size.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accepts the offer of $2,000 (excluding GST) from Kidsafe NSW and MAA for “Operation Safe Seats 2006” to be undertaken prior to May 2006.

FURTHER THAT the General Manager be authorized to sign all necessary documents on behalf of Council.

REPORT DETAIL
Kidsafe NSW and the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) have offered a one-off grant to local governments, health agencies and community agencies in NSW for child passenger safety projects.

To further enhance Hurstville City Council’s existing child occupant restraint program aimed at parents of young children, a particular campaign has been prepared that will focus on seniors in the local government area. This campaign titled “Operation Safe Seats – 2006” will target seniors (in particular grandparents) who care for young children and are often unaware of child restraint requirements or the correct fitting of the restraints.

As part of this campaign, Hurstville City Council will receive $2,000 (exclusive GST) from Kidsafe NSW & MAA to run the project that will include the provision of an authorised child restraint fitter, advertising and some refreshments. All brochures and posters will be provided by Kidsafe NSW & MAA to run the Speeding in Hurstville Road Safety Project. These funds will pay for all advertising and brochure production.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accepts the offer of $2,000 (excluding GST) from Kidsafe NSW and MAA for “Operation Safe Seats 2006” to be undertaken prior to May 2006.

FURTHER THAT the General Manager be authorized to sign all necessary documents on behalf of Council.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accepts the offer of $2,000 (excluding GST) from Kidsafe NSW and MAA for “Operation Safe Seats 2006” to be undertaken prior to May 2006.

FURTHER, THAT the General Manager be authorized to sign all necessary documents on behalf of Council.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD004 - 06RTA OCCUPANT RESTRAINT - ROAD SAFETY PROJECT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Traffic Engineer, Mrs M Whitehurst

FILE REFERENCE

05/1201

REASON FOR REPORT

To be received and noted.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

RTA Grant of $4,000 this Financial Year.

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

Yes - Item SD097-05 RTA Occupant Restraint - Road Safety Project - Council Meeting of 27 July 2005.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The RTA in conjunction with Local Governments around New South Wales offers funding for localized occupant restraint road safety projects. As part of this program, Hurstville City Council operates ‘Safe Seat Saturday’ every second month at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre to enable child restraints in vehicles to be properly checked for safety by authorized fitters.

As part of this campaign, Hurstville City Council received $4,000 (exclusive GST) from the RTA to run ‘Safe Seat Saturday’. This grant encompassed all associated costs with the program (including advertising).

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This financial year (2005/2006), Hurstville City Council has conducted four (4) occupant restraint fitting days at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre in August, October, December and more recently on Saturday 7th January 2006.

These occupant restraint fitting days has encouraged seventy-nine (79) parents and carers to attend to get their childs restraints fitted and checked by an RTA Authorized Restraint Fitter. Research indicates that over 1/3 of child restraints are incorrectly fitted – this can lead to serious injury for those children in the event of a motor vehicle accident.

Those parents and carers attending the January occupant restraint day were encouraged to complete an evaluation form. Comments received included:
“Very good service”
“Very friendly & helpful”
“Excellent service”
“Informative”

All feedback regarding the program has been positive, with sixteen (16) people attending the January 2006 occupant restraint fitting day.

It should be noted that the next Occupant Restraint Fitting Day will be held on Saturday 4th March 2006 at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD005 - 06HURSTVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST REQUEST TO HAVE BOOKING FEES REIMBURSED FOR THEIR CHRISTMAS PICNIC AT WOODVILLE PARK

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

05/624

REASON FOR REPORT

Hurstville Church of Christ request to have the booking fee reimbursed for the use of Woodville Park for their Christmas Picnic on Sunday, 11 December 2005.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Reduction in income of $300.00

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hurstville Church of Christ requests to have the $300.00 booking fee reimbursed for the use of Woodville Park on Sunday, 11 December 2005 for their Community Christmas Picnic.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

REPORT DETAIL
On Sunday, 11 December 2005 Hurstville Church of Christ held their Annual Community Christmas Picnic.

Council’s Parks Maintenance Manager has inspected the park and Hurstville Church of Christ has left it clean and tidy.

Hurstville Church of Christ have requested that the $300.00 booking fee for the use of Woodville Park be reimbursed to support the community event.

The following letter was received by Council on 19 December 2005:

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD006 - 06REQUEST TO DISPLAY ADVERTISING BANNER FOR THE RIVERWOOD LEGION & COMMUNITY CLUB'S STREET FAIR DURING SENIORS WEEK

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

06/55

REASON FOR REPORT

Request to display advertising banner for the Riverwood Legion and Community Club's Street Fair during Seniors Week.

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
Request to display an advertising banner on Belmore Road, Riverwood, outside Riverwood Plaza from Wednesday, 1 March 2006 – Monday, 3 April 2006, for the Riverwood Legion and Community Club’s Street Fair, which is being held during Seniors Week.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted for the Riverwood Legion and Community Club to display an advertising banner for their Street Fair on Belmore Road, Riverwood, outside Riverwood Plaza from Wednesday, 1 March 2006 – Monday, 3 April 2006.

FURTHER THAT permission is granted on the basis that Riverwood Legion and Community Club take full responsibility for the displaying and removal of the banner and forward a copy of their public liability insurance cover to Council.

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received correspondence from the Riverwood Legion and Community Club requesting permission to display an advertising banner above Belmore Road, Riverwood, outside Riverwood Plaza.

The Riverwood Legion and Community Club would like to hang the banner from Wednesday, 1 March 2006 – Monday, 3 April 2006 to advertise their Street Fair, which is being held during Seniors Week.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted for the Riverwood Legion and Community Club to display an advertising banner for their Street Fair on Belmore Road, Riverwood, outside Riverwood Plaza from Wednesday, 1 March 2006 – Monday, 3 April 2006.

FURTHER THAT permission is granted on the basis that Riverwood Legion and Community Club take full responsibility for the displaying and removal of the banner and forward a copy of their public liability insurance cover to Council.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT permission be granted for the Riverwood Legion and Community Club to display an advertising banner for their Street Fair on Belmore Road, Riverwood, outside Riverwood Plaza from Wednesday, 1 March 2006 – Monday, 3 April 2006.

FURTHER, THAT permission is granted on the basis that Riverwood Legion and Community Club take full responsibility for the displaying and removal of the banner and forward a copy of their public liability insurance cover to Council.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD007 - 06MORTDALE RSL SUB-BRANCH REQUESTS TO HOLD THEIR ANZAC MEMORIAL SERVICE AT MORTDALE MEMORIAL PARK

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

05/386

REASON FOR REPORT

Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch requests to hold their Anzac Memorial Service at Mortdale Memorial Park on Sunday, 23 April 2006.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Loss of income, $300.00

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch is requesting to hold their annual Anzac Memorial Service at Mortdale Memorial Park on Sunday, 23 April 2006 starting from 9.30am.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch be permitted to use Mortdale Memorial Park to hold their ANZAC Day Memorial Service on Sunday, 23 April 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy.

REPORT DETAIL
Mortdale R.S.L. Sub-Branch has requested permission to use Mortdale Memorial Park on Sunday, 23 April 2006 to hold their ANZAC Memorial Service, commencing at 9:30am.

The park is available for use on Sunday, 23 April 2006 and a tentative booking has been made for Mortdale R.S.L Sub-Branch.

Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch has requested the park booking fee of $300.00 be waived.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch be permitted to use Mortdale Memorial Park to hold their ANZAC Day Memorial Service on Sunday, 23 April 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be waived in acknowledgement that the park has been left clean and tidy after similar events have taken place on previous occasions.

FURTHER THAT a report on the condition of the park be submitted to Council after the event.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch be permitted to use Mortdale Memorial Park to hold their ANZAC Day Memorial Service on Sunday, 23 April 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be waived in acknowledgement that the park has been left clean and tidy after similar events have taken place on previous occasions.

FURTHER, THAT a report on the condition of the park be submitted to Council after the event.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD008 - 06THE LIONS CLUB OF LUGARNO REQUEST TO HOLD A ROCK AND ROLL EVENT IN EVATT PARK - WEBBS DAM

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

05/323

REASON FOR REPORT

The Lions Club of Lugarno request to hold a Rock and Roll Event at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Loss of income, being $300 in booking fees.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Lions Club of Lugarno is requesting to hold a Rock and Roll Event at Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm. With a request to use Webbs Dam from 12pm - 4pm to setup and clean up after from 9pm – 12am.

RECOMMENDATIONTHAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to hold a Rock and Roll event at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm.

THAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to use Webbs Dam from 12pm – 4pm to set up for the Rock and Roll event and clean up after from 9pm – 12am.

THAT permission is granted to allow the Lions Club of Lugarno to park vehicles on the sports fields at the conclusion of games played by permanent users on Saturday, 8 April 2006.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with the requested materials for the event.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00.

FURTHER THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be imposed to ensure that the park is left clean and tidy.

REPORT DETAIL
The Lions Club of Lugarno has requested permission to use Evatt Park – Webbs Dam for a Rock and Roll Event on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm. With a request to use Webbs Dam from 12pm - 4pm to setup and clean up after from 9pm – 12am

The following letter was recently received by Council:
Council resolved the following at the meeting of 25 May 2005:

The Lions Club of Lugarno has suggested that any profit made from the Rock and Roll event will go to the Lions Cord Blood & Childhood Cancer Research Appeal. Therefore, we recommend that the $300.00 booking fee be waived to support the community event.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONTHAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to hold a Rock and Roll event at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm.

THAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to use Webbs Dam from 12pm – 4pm to set up for the Rock and Roll event and clean up after from 9pm – 12am.

THAT permission is granted to allow the Lions Club of Lugarno to park vehicles on the sports fields at the conclusion of games played by permanent users on Saturday, 8 April 2006.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with the requested materials for the event.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00.

THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be waived in acknowledgement that the park has been left clean and tidy after similar events have been held on previous occasions.

FURTHER THAT a report on the condition of the park be submitted to Council after the event.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to hold a Rock and Roll event at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Saturday, 8 April 2006 from 4pm to 9pm.

THAT permission is granted to the Lions Club of Lugarno to use Webbs Dam from 12pm – 4pm to set up for the Rock and Roll event and clean up after from 9pm – 12am.

THAT permission is granted to allow the Lions Club of Lugarno to park vehicles on the sports fields at the conclusion of games played by permanent users on Saturday, 8 April 2006.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with the requested materials for the event.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00.

THAT a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 be waived in acknowledgement that the park has been left clean and tidy after similar events have been held on previous occasions.

FURTHER, THAT a report on the condition of the park be submitted to Council after the event.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD009 - 06REQUEST TO DISPLAY AN ADVERTISING BANNER ACROSS FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE AT WOODVILLE LANE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

06/55

REASON FOR REPORT

Council's Aged and Disability Community Worker, Ms Virginia Field, has requested to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville, at Woodville Lane for Seniors Week 2006.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker is requesting to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville at Woodville Lane for Seniors Week 2006, from Monday, 20 March 2006 to Friday, 7 April 2006.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT approval is granted to Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville at Woodville Lane for the 2006 Seniors Week, from Monday, 20 March 2006 to Friday, 7 April 2006.

FURTHER THAT Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker take full responsibility for the displaying and the removal of the banner.

REPORT DETAIL
I have received a request from Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker requesting permission to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville at Woodville Lane.

Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker would like to hang the banner from Monday, 20 March 2006 to Friday, 7 April 2006 to advertise Seniors Week.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT approval is granted to Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville at Woodville Lane for the 2006 Seniors Week, from Monday, 20 March 2006 to Friday, 7 April 2006.

FURTHER THAT Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker take full responsibility for the displaying and the removal of the banner.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT approval is granted to Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker to display an advertising banner across Forest Road, Hurstville at Woodville Lane for the 2006 Seniors Week, from Monday, 20 March 2006 to Friday, 7 April 2006.

FURTHER, THAT Council’s Aged and Disability Community Worker take full responsibility for the displaying and the removal of the banner.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD010 - 06LIONS CLUB OF LUGARNO REQUEST TO HOLD THEIR 27TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL AT GANNONS PARK

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

06/137

REASON FOR REPORT

The Lions Club of Lugarno are seeking permission to use Gannons Park for their 27th Annual Spring Festival.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Loss of income, being $300.00 in booking fees

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Lions Club of Lugarno requests permission to use Gannons Park for their 27th Annual Spring Festival on the weekend of 15, 16 and 17 September 2006.

RECOMMENDATION
1. THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from 3pm to 9pm on Friday, 15 September 2006, Field No.1 and 2 only from 12.15pm to 12am on Saturday, 16 September 2006 (as per last year) and all of Gannons Park from 12.01am to 12am on Sunday, 17 September 2006 subject to the granting of an S68 Approval, for their 27th Annual Spring Festival.2. THAT the matter regarding the use of amusement devices during the event be referred to Council’s Law Enforcement Officers for assessment under S68 of the Local Government Act, 1993, in accordance with Council’s Policy regarding such matters. 3. THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of their Public Liability Insurance Policy to the Council prior to the event.

4. THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

5. THAT a refundable deposit of $1000.00 be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy.

6. THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials.

7. FURTHER THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that the Lions Club is notified of this requirement.

REPORT DETAIL
The Lions Club of Lugarno has requested permission to use Gannons Park on Friday, 15 September 2006 from 3pm to 9pm to complete markings for set up and Saturday, 16 September 2006 from 12.15pm to 12am for setup, and Sunday, 17 September 2006 from 12.01am – 12am 18 September, to hold their 27th Annual Spring Festival.

Gannons Park is available on Friday, 15 September 2006 from 3pm and Sunday, 17 September 2006, however Gannons 1 and 2 can only be used from 12.15pm on Saturday, 16 September 2006(as per last year). A tentative booking has been made for the Lions Club of Lugarno.

The festival is a large community function that has proven successful over previous years. The format for the '2006 Spring Festival' is expected to be similar to that of previous years, including:

* 4 marquee's for first aid, security and Lions Hospitality
* 140 stalls, including varied merchandise from both community and private stall holders, as well as a mix of food outlets, arts and crafts, recreational gear etc.
* Lugarno Lions have discussed up to 10 food outlets ranging from the Lions barbeque outlets to local restaurants, drink stalls, food court, fruit salad and an ice-cream vendor on site. (The Lions Club will apply for a temporary food permit).
* Carnival Rides for all ages,
* Displays by the Bush Fire Brigade, SES, NSW Police, vintage and veteran cars and motor bikes, pet show, animal farm, some ring events.
* Its anticipated that a sound system will be used throughout the day under the control of the local radio station 2 NBC.

The Lions Club are also proposing to hold the Boggywell Creek Regatta again. This is a boat racing competition, whereby the competitor’s race in boats that they have made. The boats will also be judged in a Grand Parade at 10am on the day in the following categories: Single and 2 person canoes, 2 and 4 person row boats and 4 and 6 person sail boats.

The following equipment requests have been applied for by the Lions Club of Lugarno:

1. Access to all power & light boxes around the ground with either the common park key or the TL key.

2. Four 15amp 3 phase power outlets in the light box immediately south of and adjacent to the Lugarno Soccer Club Canteen so that we can provide food & coffee etc on that side of the park.

3. All lights around the ground to have their timers changed so that they are on for Friday night till 9pm and all of both Saturday and Sunday nights.

4. Access to all gates (including inner gates) around the ground with the common park key.5. At the northern gate entrance from the Pindari Rd car park, could we have painted on the asphalt in yellow the words "Emergency Access No Parking" with one car parking spot hatched out.

6. 20 road barriers with stands to reserve for the Restaurant staff the first 10 northern car spots in the Pindari car park., 600m of parawebbing, 200 star pickets, 50 garbage bins with 150 bin liners to suit, 30 Witches hats.

7. Would Council consider providing a person to regularly attend and clean the toilets and replace the toilet rolls on Sunday, 17 September 2006.

8. 8 portaloos to be located immediately south of the Forest Rangers Canteen so that we can get access to the tap at the rear of the canteen to refill/hose them out.9. Temporary traffic signs precluding parking, except by residents, in the short part of Boatwright Ave between Forest Rd and the entrance to the Boatwright car park, plus a temporary no right turn sign from Boatwright to Forest so that all traffic leaving the grounds have to go around the roundabout at Belmore and Forest to avoid congestion backing up into the park at the end of the day.
10. Wide publicity by HCC in their Council Comment in the 3 months leading up to the Festival.

11. Request that Council erect the advertising banner at the Soul Pattinson Site on Monday, 21 August 2006 and remove the banner on Monday, 18 September 2006.

The Lions Club of Lugarno has requested the standard park booking fee of $300.00 and the damage deposit of $1000.00 be waived.

Council resolved the following on the meeting of 25 May 2005:
Therefore we recommend that Council waive the $300.00 booking fee to support the community event but impose the $1000.00 damage deposit to ensure the park is left in good condition.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be deferred to the next Council Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 22 February 2006.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from 3pm to 9pm on Friday, 15 September 2006, Field No.1 and 2 only from 12.15pm to 12am on Saturday, 16 September 2006 (as per last year) and all of Gannons Park from 12.01am to 12am on Sunday, 17 September 2006 subject to the granting of an S68 Approval, for their 27th Annual Spring Festival.THAT the matter regarding the use of amusement devices during the event be referred to Council’s Law Enforcement Officers for assessment under S68 of the Local Government Act, 1993, in accordance with Council’s Policy regarding such matters. THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of their Public Liability Insurance Policy to the Council prior to the event.

THAT the standard booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event for this and future years be donated by Council under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 and Council's Program Budget reflect this policy.

THAT a refundable deposit of $1000.00 not be imposed to ensure the park is left clean and tidy on this occasion and a further report be submitted to Council regarding the requirement for a deposit in future years.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials.

FURTHER, THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be funded from Program 4055 on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that the Lions Club is notified of this requirement.
(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr C Minns)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD011 - 06THE SALVATION ARMY HURSTVILLE REQUEST TO HAVE BOOKING FEES REIMBURSED FOR CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT AT HURSTVILLE OVAL

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

05/209

REASON FOR REPORT

The Salvation Army request to have the booking fee reimbursed for the use of Hurstville Oval for their Annual Carols by Candlelight held on Sunday, 18 December 2005.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Reduction of income of $300.00

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Salvation Army requests to have the $300.00 booking fee reimbursed for the use of Hurstville Oval on Sunday, 18 December 2005 for their Annual Carols by Candlelight.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.

REPORT DETAIL
On Sunday, 18 December 2005 The Salvation Army Hurstville held their Annual Community Carols by Candlelight.

Council’s Parks Operations Manager has inspected the oval and the Salvation Army have left it clean and tidy.

The Salvation Army have requested that the $300.00 booking fee for the use of Hurstville Oval be reimbursed to support the community event.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council reimburse the booking fee of $300.00 to support the community event.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD012 - 06VETERAN AND VINTAGE CHEVROLET ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA REQUEST TO HOLD THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PICNIC AT EVATT PARK - WEBBS DAM

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Sport & Recreation Officer, Miss L Randall

FILE REFERENCE

05/323

REASON FOR REPORT

Request by Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic at Evatt Park - Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Loss of income, being $300.00 booking fee

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia have requested permission to use Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006 to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to VVCAA to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic at Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00, on the basis that sole usage of Evatt Park – Webbs Dam is not given to VVCAA.

THAT Council impose a damage deposit of $1000.00 to ensure the park is left clean and undamaged.THAT any damage to the reserve surface, underground or overhead services, kerb and gutter, fences and driveway crossings caused by the usage of the event is the responsibility of the applicant and must be reinstated immediately by the applicant to the satisfaction of Council’s representatives.

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

THAT VVCAA will need to provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.
THAT the Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet vehicles park at the back of Linden Crescent near the swing set.

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


REPORT DETAIL
Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia (VVCAA) has requested permission to use Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006 to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic.

Evatt Park – Webbs Dam is available for use on Sunday, 3 December 2006 and a tentative booking has been made for VVCAA.

The VVCAA has requested that the standard booking of $300.00 be waived as they are a small, non profit car club and are not requesting sole usage of the area.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT permission be granted to VVCAA to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic at Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00, on the basis that sole usage of Evatt Park – Webbs Dam is not given to VVCAA.

THAT Council impose a damage deposit of $1000.00 to ensure the park is left clean and undamaged.THAT any damage to the reserve surface, underground or overhead services, kerb and gutter, fences and driveway crossings caused by the usage of the event is the responsibility of the applicant and must be reinstated immediately by the applicant to the satisfaction of Council’s representatives.

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

THAT VVCAA will need to provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.
THAT the Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet vehicles park at the back of Linden Crescent near the swing set.

FURTHER THAT any changes to the event (eg date, hours) be requested in writing prior to commencement.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT permission be granted to VVCAA to hold their Annual Christmas Picnic at Evatt Park – Webbs Dam on Sunday, 3 December 2006.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $300.00, on the basis that sole usage of Evatt Park – Webbs Dam is not given to VVCAA.

THAT Council impose a damage deposit of $1000.00 to ensure the park is left clean and undamaged.THAT any damage to the reserve surface, underground or overhead services, kerb and gutter, fences and driveway crossings caused by the usage of the event is the responsibility of the applicant and must be reinstated immediately by the applicant to the satisfaction of Council’s representatives.

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

THAT VVCAA will need to provide Council with details of their Public Liability Insurance Cover.
THAT the Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet vehicles park at the back of Linden Crescent near the swing set.

FURTHER, THAT any changes to the event (eg date, hours) be requested in writing prior to commencement.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD013 - 06RECOMMENDATION TO REMOVE TREE AT 59-63 STATION STREET, MORTDALE STRATA PLAN 9522

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Tree Management Officer, Mr S Caton

FILE REFERENCE

TR05/133

REASON FOR REPORT

To consider removal of one Eucalyptus species in rear yard.

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
To consider removal of one Eucalyptus species in rear yard of 59-63 Station Street Mortdale, Strata Plan 9522.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Ward Councillors recommendation be adopted.

REPORT DETAIL

A letter was submitted to Hurstville City Council applying for consent to remove a tree located at 59-63 Station Street, Mortdale. Aroha Rzepecky, Council Tree Management Officer at the time inspected the tree with the determination being no removal of one Eucalyptus species at the rear of the property with only dead wooding of the tree granted.

As a result, the applicant lodged a Development Application Review form. Richard Hanley, Tree Management Officer; inspected the site. As a result the development application was once again determined by way of refusal. The reason for refusal was that the tree appeared to be in a healthy and stable condition, not posing a danger or problem that would warrant removal at this stage.

The applicant still has issues about the tree being dangerous to residents and owners of adjoining properties. In addition to this, the roots of the tree have raised a section of concrete at the rear and have created a hair line crack on the back of the building. Furthermore it was claimed that the roots of this tree and others were causing sewage line problems.

A report has been received from the Penshurst Ward Councillors and reads as follows:



APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the Ward Councillors recommendation be adopted.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the Ward Councillors recommendation be adopted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD014 - 06STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - WARRAWEE PLACE, BEVERLY HILLS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

04/1438

REASON FOR REPORT

Street Lighting Upgrade

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Annual charge for the new lighting scheme will be $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp (total of 8) and Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, incl. GST.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request received by Council to upgrade the level of lighting in Warrawee Place, Beverly Hills.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for eight new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Warrawee Place, Beverly Hills.

REPORT DETAIL
Following a request to upgrade the level of lighting in Warrawee Place, Beverly Hills, the advice of Energy Australia has been sought.

Energy Australia recommend the following:

Warrawee Place is a divided road with a 9m median strip. Each side is ‘one way’ traffic. It is heavily wooded and each side has a traffic calming device called a ‘kerb extension offset’ or chicane in the middle of it. The road links Beverly Hills Railway Station to a church in Ponyara Road.

Remove existing bracket and 2’20W TF lantern, erect two new 2m brackets and 80W MBF lanterns with Integral Gear and PE Cell in three locations; remove existing bracket and 2’20W TF lantern and erect two new 3.5m brackets and 80W MBF lanterns with Integral Gear and PE Cell in one location, together with Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, including GST.

Please note that lighting levels at the ‘kerb extension offset’ has not been assessed. Nevertheless, installation of a new light on the approach side of each ‘kerb extension offset’ will significantly elevate existing lighting levels.

The Director Administration’s comments are as follows:

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for eight new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Warrawee Place, Beverly Hills.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for eight new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Warrawee Place, Beverly Hills.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD015 - 06STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - PHILLIP STREET, RIVERWOOD

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

04/1438

REASON FOR REPORT

Street Lighting Upgrade

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Annual charge for the new lighting scheme will be $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for three new lamps and Network Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, including GST.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request received by Council to upgrade the level of lighting in Phillip Lane, bounded by Nos 6-8 and 5-7 Phillip Street, Riverwood.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for three new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Phillip Street, Riverwood.

REPORT DETAIL
Following a request to upgrade the level of lighting in Phillip Lane, bounded by properties 6-8 and 5-7 Phillip Street, Riverwood, the advice of Energy Australia has been sought.

Energy Australia recommend the following:

Laneway between properties 5-7 and 6-8 is an entrance to what appears to be vacant lot. There are no street light poles adjacent to it. No lighting upgrade is recommended for the laneway.

Laneway between property 5 and 5-7 is a pedestrian access to Riverwood Railway Station car park. There is a wood pole with a 2’20WTF lantern at each entrance of the pathway.

Install 2m bracket and 80W MBF lantern , replace existing 0.5m bracket and 2’20W lantern with 2m bracket and 80W MBF lantern, replace existing 2’20W lantern with 80W MBF lantern and connect new lights to LV Network.

We are advised that there will be an annual charge of the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp (3 in total), together with Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, including GST.

The Director Administration’s comments are as follows:

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for three new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Phillip Street, Riverwood.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W overhead connected lamp for three new lamps and a Lighting Design Fee of $792.00, GST inclusive, to improve the level of lighting in Phillip Street, Riverwood.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD016 - 06STREET LIGHTING UPGRADE - HAMPDEN LANE BETWEEN EDGBASTON ROAD AND STONEY CREEK ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Technical Services, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

04/1438

REASON FOR REPORT

Street Lighting Upgrade

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Annual charge for the new lighting scheme will be $61.53 per 80W (total of 3) MBF OH connected light and $111.24 for 80W MBF wall mounted light (1), incl. GST.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request received by Council to upgrade the level of lighting in Hampden Lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W MBF OH connected light, plus $111.24 for 80W MBF wall mounted light, including GST, to improve the level of lighting in Hampden Lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.

REPORT DETAIL
Following a request to upgrade the level of lighting in Hampden Lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills, the advice of Energy Australia has been sought.

Energy Australia recommend the following:

Replace 3 existing 2’20W TF lanterns with 80W MBF lanterns (total of 3) with Integral Gear, PE Cell and reinstate an existing lantern by installing a wall bracket and 80W MBF lantern.

We are advised that there will be an annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W (3 in total) OH connect light, together with $111.24 for 80W wall mounted light, including GST.

The Director - Administration’s comments are as follows:

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W MBF OH connected light, plus $111.24 for 80W MBF wall mounted light, including GST, to improve the level of lighting in Hampden Lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the annual charge for the new lighting scheme of $61.53 per 80W MBF OH connected light, plus $111.24 for 80W MBF wall mounted light, including GST, to improve the level of lighting in Hampden Lane between Edgbaston Road and Stoney Creek Road, Beverly Hills.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD017 - 06STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE OF NEW SOUTH WALES ANNUAL REPORT 2004-2005

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Director Service Delivery, Mr V Lampe

FILE REFERENCE

04/272

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Council and Councillors

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
Provision of the State Emergency Service Annual Report for the financial year 2004-2005

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received correspondence from the State Emergency Service as follows:
The 2004-2005 Annual Report is available for anybody who wishes to view it.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT it be noted that Councillor S McMahon is a Member of the State Emergency Service of New South Wales.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT it be noted that Councillor S McMahon is a Member of the State Emergency Service of New South Wales.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD018 - 06COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT EXPENDITURE SCHEME

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

04/1788

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides an update on the operations of the Hurstville Community Development and Support Expenditure Committee.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
The Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme was first introduced through legislation by the NSW Government in 1998 but did not become effective until 1 December 2000 and is now in its sixth year of operation.

Briefly the legislation provides that a Local CDSE Committee must be formed in each LGA where the combined CDSE liability of qualifying Registered Clubs exceeds $30,000 in the previous year. That is to say that clubs which earn more than $1 million dollars from gaming machine profits are required to participate and, providing that they contribute 1.5% of those profits to projects under two separate categories, they receive an equivalent tax rebate from the State Government

The two Categories are:

Category 1 Funding – where 0.75% is spent on specific community development, community welfare, social services and employment assisted activities.

Category 2 Funding – where 0.75% is spent on other more traditional projects funded by the Clubs, such as sport and recreation activities.

It is only in relation to Category 1 funding that the local CDSE committee has responsibility for providing advice and making recommendations to the Clubs regarding local community development/social planning priorities and funding of applications received under the scheme. The final decision regarding which applications are funded and the amount of funding ultimately rests with the Boards of the individual Clubs.

In addition to a representative from each qualifying Club, membership of the Committee includes a representative of the NSW Department of Community Services, a representative of the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and a representative of the local Council.

In the Hurstville LGA the qualifying Clubs are the Illawarra Catholic Club, the Mortdale RSL Club, the Penshurst RSL Club, the Riverwood Legion & Community Club and the St George Masonic Club. Council’s representative and the convener of the Committee is the Manager - Community Services and Council is responsible for the administrative work associated with the servicing of the Committee.

Following some problems experienced during the initial settling-in period under the new system, the Committee has now developed into a cohesive and effective unit with both the individual Club representatives on the Committee and the Club Boards generally embracing the spirit and objectives of the scheme in funding those applications which align with the identified local priority need categories that are generally based on the Social Plans.

In 2005, a total of $232,907 was allocated under the Scheme to fund 27 organisations to implement 31 projects, all but two of which met the local priority needs. The range of projects assisted children, the aged, people with mental illness, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, adolescents and the unemployed.

Since its commencement the CDSE Scheme in the Hurstville LGA has distributed over three quarters of a million dollars in funds to organisations to directly or indirectly benefit the local region.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT the Council Officers involved be congratulated on their efforts and contribution.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S McMahon)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT the Council Officers involved be congratulated on their efforts and contribution.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD019 - 06NURSES ON WHEELS INC - FURTHER INFORMATION REQUESTED AT COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 23 NOVEMBER, 2005

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

04/1649

REASON FOR REPORT

To provide further information as requested at the Council meeting of 23 November 2005

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)

Yes - Item CCL233-05 Community Grants Program Funding Recommendations, Council meeting of 23 November, 2005


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides the additional information requested by Council in relation to previous funding of the Nurses on Wheels organisation.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted and Nurses on Wheels be advised that its application for funding under the Community Grants Program was unsuccessful.

REPORT DETAIL
At the Council meeting held on 23 November 2005 the following resolution was passed in relation to the Community Grants Program:

"FURTHER, THAT the recommendation for refusing funding for Nurses on Wheels be held in abeyance until additional information is sought in relation to when and how much we have funded this organisation and what its change in circumstances might be.”

As reported to Council on previous occasions, the 'Nurses on Wheels' is an independently constituted non-profit organisation which was formerly known as the Rockdale Community Mobile Nursing Service and to which Hurstville Council’s Home Nursing Service was transferred and amalgamated with in 1997. The organisation provides home nursing services mainly for frail aged persons and young people with disabilities living in their homes within the St George Region.

Following the amalgamation, the NSW Department of Health through the Minister accepted financial responsibility for the service by approving an allocation of funds equivalent to the combined contributions previously made by Hurstville and Rockdale Councils as well as a one-off grant for the purchase of motor vehicles and nursing kits. Since that time the Department of Health grants have been the main source of funding for the organisation. Further income is also generated from fees received from patients.

A search of both Council’s hard copy Donations file and the electronic record of payment system has failed to identify any payments made by Council to the organisation since 1997. Since Council introduced the Community Grants Program in 2002/03, Nurses on Wheels has unsuccessfully applied for funds on one other occasion.

It would seem that over the intervening years the government grants have not kept pace with the costs of operating the service (grants cover about two-thirds of total expenditure). According to the financial statements submitted with the current Community Grant application, the Department of Health grants are not adequate to cover even the salary costs and the shortfall in that area together with the other expenses is resulting in an operating deficit which in turn is prompting the organisation to seek additional funding sources.

Ultimately the resourcing of this service is a matter for the State Government to resolve as it requires a holistic approach through an ongoing commitment of adequate funds to maintain its viability. In addition, Council's Community Grants Policy states that “Grants will not be provided to cover a shortfall in the applicant organisation’s general operating costs, with the exception of a subsidy/rental subsidy that may be provided to secure the ongoing viability of a priority service to the community.”

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted and Nurses on Wheels be advised that its application for funding under the Community Grants Program was unsuccessful.
(Moved Clr S Grekas/Seconded Clr S McMahon)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted and Nurses on Wheels be advised that its application for funding under the Community Grants Program was unsuccessful.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD020 - 06DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES - NEW FUNDING POLICY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

04/1660

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In October 2005 the NSW Department of Community Services released a new Funding Policy outlining broad directions for funding reform over the next five years, including a shift to contracting/purchasing of community services in NSW. The policy affects all programs funded by the Department, including Council services. At this stage it is not clear what impact there will be on the funding received by Council and community organisations, however what is clear is that the policy will affect smaller community-based organisations and the services they provide to the local community and this may ultimately require an advocacy approach or partnership by Council in support of these local organisations.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted

REPORT DETAIL
The NSW Department of Community Services (DoCS) has for more than 30 years funded the delivery of a range of human services programs through a network of non-government community organisations. Local Government has also benefited from this funding and, in particular, Hurstville Council has received annual salary subsidies for two positions within the community services section (currently $22,750 p.a.) under the Community Services Grant Program (CSGP) and operational subsidies for the Penshurst Long Day Care Centre ($34,310 p.a.) and the Hurstville Preschool & Occasional Care Centre ($35,920 p.a.) under the Children’s Services Program (CSP). Council also receives a small Youth Week grant ($1,500) which it matches dollar for dollar.

Funding Policy Outline

Late last year the Department released a new Funding Policy which is expected to have a significant impact on the way that the wider range of programs are funded by the Department in the future and on the organisations that are currently being funded to provide those programs. The initial impact will be felt by the community-based organisations, particularly the smaller ones.

The Funding Policy sets a new direction for DoCS by adopting a purchaser/provider competitive tender model and significantly embraces and encourages the involvement of the private for-profit sector in the delivery of the various funded services.

A foretaste of what may be expected with the roll out of this model has already been experienced with the recent invitation for the Stage 1 Expressions of Interest process for the DoCS Early Intervention Program to which the St George Advocates for Children (based on a community partnership model) made a submission to provide the services in the St George Region. Despite the submission meeting the funding criteria of embracing a partnership approach as well as other aspects, the application was unsuccessful while the successful applications were large organisations who tendered to provide services across a number of regions but did not necessarily have networks or a base of operations in the St George region.

It is understood that this scenario of well established existing service providers missing out on funding to larger non-local organisations as lead agencies in this process was repeated in other areas across the State.

It is highly likely that this approach will be taken with the other DoCS funded programs as the Funding Policy suggests that many of the existing smaller organisations are inefficient, although there is no evidence to support this claim. The Policy further suggests that DoCS will encourage different service providers to join together to be more efficient in delivery of the services. It goes on further to suggest that some of the smaller organisations may even need to amalgamate to form larger organisations on a permanent basis.

Apart from the implications for the future viability of some of the community sector organisations there is also the need to ensure that the services and programs are able to be provided to the most disadvantaged target groups in the event that local providers are not involved in their delivery.

DoCS undertook very little consultation with service providers prior to the policy being adopted and concern about the implications have been raised by the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS). The Inner South-West Community Development Organisation will be holding a forum of local service providers on Tuesday 21 February 2006 to discuss the Funding Policy and associated concerns as well as ways of working together collaboratively in the future to ensure that our local communities do not miss out on much needed funding and services. Council's Manager - Library & Community Services has been asked to facilitae this forum.

Implications for Council

As previously indicated, Council currently receives funding from DoCS for the purposes outlined and at this point it is unclear as to whether or how this will be affected by the new policy. The policy does state specifically in relation to the funding of these programs: “Such arrangements may continue in the future…” It goes on further to state: “DoCS however will not fund other government agencies for any service or activity that constitutes that agency’s core business.” It is clear from these statements that there are fundamental issues yet to be determined in the decision-making process relating to the future of funding for local government.

It is acknowledged in the policy that implementation will take a number of years although the Department has not set a timetable. It is expected that the focus will initially be on implementation of the policy in program areas not directly affecting the Local Government funding.

Further reports will be submitted following the forum of service providers if there is any need for follow-up action by Council and also when more information is available about the impact on the funding that Council receives.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted
(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr C Minns)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD021 - 06ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN ST GEORGE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Aged & Disability Services, Ms V Field

FILE REFERENCE

05/1846

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) released an Issues Paper entitled “Future directions for disability advocacy and specialist information services and consumer peak bodies in NSW" in November 2005. The St George Disability Interagency has submitted a response, using local research documents including the Hurstville Social Plan for People with a Disability (2004) and the Report on Advocacy Services in the St George Region (2005).

RECOMMENDATION
That the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
As Members are aware, celebrations for the International Day of People with a DisAbility takes place annually on December 3rd. The International Day is officially declared by the United Nations and celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. In 2005, as part of the celebrations, the St George Disability Interagency formally launched the Report resulting from a research study examining the need for an independent advocacy service for people living with a disability to be established in the St George region. Hurstville City Council’s Community Worker - Aged & Disabilities Services participated on the working party, which included workers from Kogarah and Rockdale Councils, the St George Mental Health Rehabilitation Team and the St George Migrant Resource Centre with the support of a student from the University of Western Sydney on student placement with Hurstville Council.

Key recommendations of the report are:

i. That a local advocacy service is established for people with a disability living in the St George region, to meet individual needs as well as raising the profile of disadvantaged groups.

ii. That the locally based advocacy organisation for people with a disability undertake the essential role of supporting other service providers to deliver accountable, quality and relevant services for the client group.

In November 2005, the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) released an Issues Paper entitled "Future directions for disability advocacy and specialist information services and consumer peak bodies in NSW". This timing of the release of these two documents proved opportune for the St George Disability Interagency to submit a substantial response to the DADHC paper. The Department received a total of 69 written submissions and promises that all public comment will be considered in the development of a NSW State Plan for disability advocacy and specialised information services and consumer peak bodies.

The Interagency considers that vigilant attention is required to ensure that appropriate advocacy resources within the region for individuals who live with a disability and their families become available and is aware that ongoing work is required to source funding and establish the desired services. The response to the Issues Paper and recommendations made in relation to Departmental forward planning for future funding rounds are actions reflecting this intent.

Key issues raised in the Interagency's submission include:

· The current developments in Government programs and the strategic goals that are set by DADHC for future service development, do not and will not adequately meet the need for people with disabilities living in the community. In particular, the emphasis on self advocacy may further disadvantage, rather than support, those most in need as people with high support needs and those who are not assertive may never be able to advocate for themselves and will always require assistance.

· The success or otherwise of advocacy services will depend critically upon adequate funding.

· The diversity of disability means that a greater use of resources is required for promotion within the various disability communities.

Full copies of the Issues Paper and the regional response from the St George Disability Interagency have been distributed to Councillors in the weekly mail.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
That the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED That the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD022 - 06MINUTES OF ABORIGINAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms S Hussein

FILE REFERENCE

06/1331

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The minutes of the meeting of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee held on Monday, 5 December 2005 are submitted for the information of Councillors.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the minutes be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Minutes of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee meeting are detailed below.
MINUTES OF THE ABORIGINAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2005

1. Introductions and Welcome

Present: Mayor Councillor Vince Badalati, Marjorie Anderson (Chairperson), Clr Beverley Giegerl, Louise Durmush, John Lennis, Merv Ryan, Damien McMinn, Edgelene Tighe, Geoff Barker, Victor Lampe, Sohret Hussein and David Linden.

Apologies: Jo Love and John Foster.

2. Confirmation of Minutes of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee held on 10 October 2005.

The Minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2005 were moved by John Lennis and seconded by Louise Durmush.

3. Matters arising from minutes of meeting held on 5 September 2005:

a. Lime Kiln Bay Walk

Sohret Hussein informed the Committee that the Lime Kiln Bay Walk has been organised for Thursday, 1 June for 60 people.

b. Aboriginal Employment Program/Traineeship

Sohret has e-mailed members a copy of the position description for the Indigenous Community Cultural Development Officer which is a partnership between Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Liverpool Regional Museum and Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council.

The Committee discussed the two job descriptions circulated previously for a trainee officer at St George Regional Museum and Community and Cultural Development team of Council.

David Linden commented that these trainee positions would be broad with a community development focus and could include cultural development. Marjorie Anderson agreed that a broad position would give the trainee good exposure to all areas of Council including cultural and community development.

It was agreed that a traineeship needs to be planned well to ensure that the person meets particular outcomes within their employment and that they gain practical and valuable experience across Council. It was also agreed that it would be important that the trainee attend meetings of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

Action:
Sohret to find out further information on the Elsa Dixon Foundation and possible funding opportunities for a traineeship.

c. Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Mapping

Sohret informed the Committee that Council has endorsed the following two recommendations:

THAT Council provide in principle agreement to approach Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield and Holroyd Councils in relation to submitting a joint application for funding under the NSW Planning Reform Fund to undertake an Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Mapping Project, as detailed in the report.

FURTHER, THAT a progress report be submitted to Council providing updated information to Council in relation to the project.

John Lennis showed members an example of a map developed from DIPNR’s projects and spoke of how the map will assist Council with future planning and assist in clearly identifying areas of cultural and environmental significance.

John believes that the NSW Planning Reform Fund funding program will open in March 2006. In preparation, letters should be sent from Hurstville Council to the Mayors of the other four councils.

Action:
John Lennis to e-mail copy of map to Sohret.
Council staff will meet to discuss future action and contact with other Councils.
Sohret to contact DIPNR to check when the Planning Reform Fund funding program will open.

d. Desalination Plant at Kurnell

Merv Ryan informed the committee that the desalination plant will go ahead at the proposed location despite no consultations being conducted with the community.

Marjorie asked if there is a way that the community can work with the state government to preserve and protect the burial sites. Councillor Giegerl suggested that such a campaign needs wider support from the Aboriginal community.

Marjorie stated that from the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network Conference, Uncle Lester Bostock, the Chairperson of Marrickville Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, had expressed interest in attending Hurstville Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Marjorie offered that she would write to Uncle Lester and invite him to attend the Committee meetings in 2006.

e. Protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

It was agreed that the Committee would like to develop a similar document to Rockdale Council’s Protocols for Working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. The protocols will be used to inform council staff of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, its role and function, as well as the Statement of Commitment.

Action:
Marjorie will prepare a draft of the protocols for discussion at the next meeting.
John will send Marjorie examples of protocols developed by other Councils.

4. General issues:

a. NAIDOC Week 2006

It was agreed by the Committee that the day-to-day organisation and planning of NAIDOC Week 2006 would be conducted by the NAIDOC Week Committee and the Aboriginal Advisory Committee would oversee the planning of the entire event.

Louise Durmush was nominated as the representative of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee to be on the NAIDOC Week Committee.

The Committee reviewed the NAIDOC Week program for 2005 and provided the following comments:

Film Night:
It was agreed that the Film Night was not very successful. Perhaps a Sunday night event would be better attended. Marjorie stated that a new series of Dramatically Black would be released soon. The films would be of similar nature to the films screened and, therefore, not suitable for children.

It was also agreed that the Film Seen be used to promote the event.

Opening Ceremony:
The Committee agreed that the ceremony was highly successful. However, the flag raising ceremony did not run so smoothly. It was suggested that players from the St George Leagues Club be invited to attend.

It was agreed that catering should not be provided at the Opening Ceremony as it is difficult to coordinate in Westfields.

John recommended that children from the Redfern Community Centre be invited to dance and Karlie could facilitate a dance workshop.

Jewellery Making Workshop:
The workshop ran well, however the facilitator was late. It was suggested that two workshops are run that day – one for adults and one for children and a different facilitator be sought.

Yarn Time:
This event was successful in previous years, however was very poorly attended. It was agreed that this event would not be organised for 2006.

Lime Kiln Bay Walk:
It was agreed that this event is highly successful and well attended. It was suggested that another park could be chosen for the walk, perhaps Evatt Park.

Action:
John will provide information about a suitable walk at Evatt Park or another park in Hurstville.

Children’s Storybook reading:
It was agreed that this event was successful and that another author be invited to participate in this event.

b. Promotion of Committee in Council Comment

Action:
Sohret will submit the information written by Marjorie on the Committee for inclusion in the February edition of Council Comment.

c. Women’s Interfaith Network – St George

A Women’s Interfaith Network has been established in St George and the Network would like to invite an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman to become a member of the group.

Action:
Sohret to speak to June Reimer and invite her to the meeting.
Sohret to send a copy of the constitution to all Aboriginal Advisory Committee members with an outline of the dates of the meetings.

5. Correspondence

The following items were received as correspondence:
* Marrickville Aboriginal Consultative Committee minutes – 20 June, 8 August and 10 October 2005
* Marrickville Aboriginal Consultative Committee – call for nominations for membership of MACC
* Talking Native Title – Issue 14, 15 and 16
* The journal of the Natural Heritage Trust – No. 24
* Communicating Positively: A guide to appropriate Aboriginal Terminology.
* Aboriginal Policy Framework – NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
* 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey – Summary Booklet.
* The Grog Book – with posters.
* New resources for family and community services – Aboriginal fathers.
* New arrangements in Indigenous Affairs – DIMIA, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination.
* Family and Community Services Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
* Resale Royalty Bill campaign.
* Consulting effectively with Aboriginal people and communities – NSW Dept. of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) Aboriginal consultation strategy.
* Aboriginal Policy Framework – DADHC.

6. Date for next meeting

DATE: Monday, 6 February 2006
TIME: 6 pm
VENUE: Meeting Room 2, Hurstville City Council.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the minutes be received and noted.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the minutes be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD023 - 06MINUTES OF THE ETHNIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Community Worker - Multicultural and Indigenous Services, Ms S Hussein

FILE REFERENCE

05/774

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Minutes of the meeting of the Ethnic Advisory Committee held on Tuesday, 6 December 2005 are submitted for the information of Councillors.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the minutes be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL

Details of the Ethnic Advisory Committee meeting are submitted below.

As indicated in the minutes, the Terms of Reference were reviewed by the Ethnic Advisory Committee. The Terms of Reference will continue to be reviewed and recommendations finalised at the Committee’s next meeting on Tuesday, 7 February. A report outlining the recommended changes to the Terms of Reference will be submitted for the approval and confirmation of Councillors at the March meeting of the Service Delivery, Child Care Policy and Senior Citizens Policy Committee.

MINUTES OF THE ETHNIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2005

1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

Present: Mayor Councillor V Badalati, Councillor C Wong (Chair), Councillor C Hindi, Evelyn Yeo, Ivan Wong, Khalil Haragli, Jamal Bassam, Angie Wong, Alessandra Martino, David Linden and Sohret Hussein.

Apologies: Councillor P Sansom, Jennifer Burrell and Dragicia Sinikoski.

2. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF MEETING OF 5 OCTOBER 2005

The minutes of the Ethnic Advisory Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 5 October 2005 were moved by Khalil Haragli and seconded by Angie Wong.

3. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING

* Promotion of EAC in Council Comment

Sohret suggested promoting the Ethnic Advisory Committee (EAC) in Council’s Council Comment (monthly newsletter written by Council and delivered to all residents in the Hurstville local government area).

Action:
* Sohret to write brief outline of the EAC for inclusion in Council Comment in 2006.

* Arabic Community Open Day (Community Services) and Arabic Migration History Exhibition (Museum)

Sohret informed the committee that an Arabic Community Open Day (similar to those held in previous years with the Italian, Chinese and Maori and Pacific Islander communities) will be held on 23 February 2006. Titled “Getting to know Hurstville Council”, the event will include a tour of the Library, Customer Service, Council Chambers and Kesas Alsafar - the exhibition of Arabic Migration and culture in the St George region to be held in the Museum. Kesas Alsafar will be open from February to June 2006.

Khalil offered his assistance with organising the event and contacting Arabic newspapers.

* Language Aide Program

Sohret provided an overview of the program. Recruiting additional Language Aides and providing cross-cultural training for all Hurstville Council staff will be a priority in 2006.

* Review and update of Ethnic Access Action Plan (EAAP) strategies

In preparation for the 2006/07 financial year, Sohret invited the Committee to provide feedback on priorities from the EAAP, for this time period.

Sohret spoke about recent comments from Customer Service staff highlighting that people who attend the customer service area are unsure of Council services or believe that Council provides a wider range of services than those available. Also, comments from Community Workers in the St George region indicate that members of the community are unclear and unaware of the services provided by Council.

In addition, Sohret distributed a brochure titled Hurstville City Council - Your Council and You….for comments from the committee. The committee thought this brochure was a good outline of Council services.

Alessandra Martino commented that Co As It has an Intake Officer who receives inquiries from the community about a diverse range of services and welcomed Council to refer Italian clients to the service.

David Linden asked members whether there are opportunities in the community, through presentations, to provide information about Council and its services.

Jamal Bassam commented that opportunities only arose through the consultations for the social plans.

Khalil recommended that, for a future project, Council develop a video that outlines Council services to be screened by local community organisations. David suggested applying for a grant to undertake such a project.

Ivan Wong recommended having Council brochures available on the Council website, particularly those in different languages.

Action:
* Sohret to email copy of the publications audit to Khalil.
* Sohret to place Councillors' names in alphabetical order on the EAC brochure.

* Feedback on Council brochure – Your Council & You….

This was discussed as part of the previous item.

* Review of Committee Terms of Reference and membership structure (including, community representatives on the Committee)

A number of issues were discussed in relation to the Terms of Reference and the membership structure:

Time of Meetings:

Councillor Wong commented that the time and day of the meeting is convenient. Khalil added that 5.30 pm is a convenient time for members who work locally.

Councillor Hindi commented that he prefers a Lotus Notes invite that allows for the meeting time and date to be transferred to his electronic diary.

Evelyn asked whether it is easier for Councillors if meetings were quarterly. Councillor Hindi replied that due to a re-structure of other Council Committees, it will make it easier to attend the EAC regularly.

David stated that bi-monthly meetings ensure the smooth continuity of projects and other issues discussed by the committee. Councillor Hindi agreed and added that bi-monthly meetings allow agenda items to be discussed at length.

Membership:

Sohret read an extract from an email that Dragicia Sinikoski forwarded with her feedback on the Terms of Reference and the membership of the committee. In summary, Dragicia suggested inviting non-ethno-specific services, for example Pole Depot, to be a member of the committee as they provide services to specific ethnic groups, for example Pole Depot provides English language programs for the older Chinese community. She highlighted that the facilitator of the program would be aware of the issues that the older Chinese speaking community experience.

In addition, she suggested translating the EAC brochure into different languages for distribution at local sites (for example, library, Westfields) to ensure the community are aware of the particular community representatives. She also recommended that the names of the EAC members to be listed on the fliers so that enquiries are able to be answered or followed up by the community representatives.

Khalil commented that if organisations that provide services to the ethnic community are invited onto the committee, that’s a large amount of services on the committee.

For a represenatitve from the Area Health Service (AHS), Khalil recommended writing to Ms Bernie Ether, Director of the Clinical Governance Unit and ask Sam Choucair to be a member of the committee.
Jamal recommended inviting one of the Community Information Officers from the Arncliffe office of the Department of Education and Training as a representative onto the committee. David suggested advertising for local community representatives attracting people who have the interest and the time to be part of the committee.

Khalil stated that previously he approached the only Arabic community organisation in the area with no success of recruitment onto the committee.

The Mayor suggested approaching Kingsgrove Community Aid and Pole Depot as these organisations provide services to ethnic communities.

It was recommended to remove the statement from the Terms of Reference that reads: “Membership of the Committee shall be publicly advertised every two years” as the committee will lose the experience of community representatives who have been on the committee for this length of time.

Action:
* Councillor Hindi will speak to Councillor Minns regarding attendance at future meetings.

4. GENERAL BUSINESS

* Chinese New Year 2006

Councillor Wong reported that Chinese New Year celebrations in Hurstville now have four major sponsors: National Australia Bank, Lexus, Virgin Atlantic and a local health magazine. There are currently 46 stalls booked for the event with 4 remaining.

Jamal stated that the St George Migrant Resource Centre hs not received a booking form for the stall and would be interested in having a stall at the event to promote the organisation's services to the Chinese speaking community.

5. NEXT MEETING

DATE: 7 FEBRUARY 2006
TIME: 5.30 PM
VENUE: Meeting Room 2, Hurstville City Council Civic Centre.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the minutes be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the minutes be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD024 - 062006 DISCOVERY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DRAFT PROGRAM

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Cultural Development Officer, Ms A Wiles

FILE REFERENCE

06/319

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Councillors

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funds allocated in the 2005/06 Budget

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report provides an overview of Council's draft program of activities for the 2006 Discovery Festival of the Arts to be held during the month of June 2006.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the 2006 Discovery Festival of the Arts Draft Program of activities be approved.

REPORT DETAIL

Background

As Members would be aware, the inaugural Discovery Festival of the Arts was conducted by Council over the months of June to August 2004. Total funding of $20,000 was allocated by Council at that time for the festival events and programs. On 12th April, 2005 a meeting of Council’s Community Cultural Advisory Committee considered the findings of a feedback survey conducted about the 2004 Discovery Festival of the Arts. The Committee recommended that, pending approval of a 2005/06 financial year budget allocation:

· Council support a local Arts Festival;
· The festival name 'Discovery' was good and should be kept;
· That a festival of this nature should be of one month’s duration;
· That the festival should be conducted by Council with community support; and
· That the month of June would be most suitable.

A budget of $12,000 was finally approved by Council and the following proposed festival events and activities have been developed by Council's Cultural Development Officer in conjunction with local cultural organisations and businesses to develop the 2006 Discovery Arts Festival Program.

The Program may be adjusted according to the outcomes of some funding submissions and depending on the organisational capacities of some participating community and cultural groups and individuals.

Due to the reduced availability of financial and human resources and the increased costs associated with holding events, including the significant costs of hiring venues in the CBD such as Council's Entertainment Centre (estimated at $2,700), the program has had to be reduced in the number and scope of activities.

In order to meet planning and promotional publication deadlines it is desirable that the draft program be endorsed by Council and that program activities be finalised by the first week in March 2006. The final promotional flyer and program will also incorporate activities being held as part of Council's celebration of Reconciliation Week (May 2006) and NAIDOC Week (first week of July 2006).

Proposed Discovery Arts Festival 2006 Program:

Festival Launch, Saturday 3 June 2006:

To commence the Discovery Festival celebrations, a launch will be held at the St George Regional Museum to coincide with the official launch of the Portraits of Harmony exhibition. Using inside and outside of the Museum to include performances, local Arts & Cultural Information Stalls, Audio/Visual Presentation of the Festival Program and further distribution of printed programs.

Portraits of Harmony Launch, Saturday 3 June 2006

36 Artworks selected from six (6) St George Schools, including Narwee Public and Peakhurst High Campus of Georges River College, reflecting the values of Harmony Day. Six of the works will be reproduced into a printed postcard series. The exhibition is a result of the Portraits of Harmony Project coordinated by Council’s Community & Cultural Services in partnership with Kogarah & Rockdale Councils and the St George Migrant Resource Centre.

Launch of the Our Art @ House of Hearts Exhibition, Sunday 4 June 2006:

Council, in partnership with St George local Mental Health Services, have established the St George Mental Health Arts Network and partnered a new local contemporary art gallery, House of Hearts, to present this first joint exhibition of artwork produced by mental health consumers and carers. It will include creative works from an arts workshop program to be run at Council’s Seniors’ Centre pending the successful outcome of funding submissions. Launch of event will include live music performance element.

Launch of Eye of the Dragon Photography Exhibition, Friday 9 June 2006:

This exhibition of contemporary photographs of local Hurstville people, places and events is to be produced by local amateur photography enthusiasts via a project being coordinated by Council’s Community and Cultural services in partnership with the St George Leagues Club Photographic Society and our Local Studies Senior Librarian. A cross-section of community participants will learn how to take and print better photos and about what makes a photograph of Archival quality. Selected appropriate photographs will be added to Council’s local studies collection.

Kids' Discovery Day, St George Creative Arts and Crafts Centre, Saturday 17 June 2006:

In partnership with St George Creative Arts & Crafts Centre (SGCACC), Council will run a children-focussed creative arts discovery day that will include workshops for children provided by the SGCACC in ceramics, painting, sculpture, printing etc as well as some light refreshments for children and families, also featuring a presentation of the I C U C Me project.

ICUC Me, Penshurst Long Day Care Centre and CASS Child Care Centre

I C U C Me is an adventure for 3-4 year olds exploring the use of internet communication via webcam technology and the use of captured images to create new digital artworks. The children will communicate between two childcare centres via the visual means of web cameras and learn a software program that allows them to create digital artwork manipulating images of themselves and their friends.

'Film Seen' Screening of Korean Movie with Korean Consulate and Guests, Sunday 18 June at Civic Theatre

The ‘Film Seen’ will present a Korean film which was Korea’s nomination for best foreign film for this year’s Academy Awards. Pending confirmation of securing the film via the Korean Consulate, it is anticipated that Hurstville's Mayor will be present together with the Korean Consul as a special guest and to promote it to the growing Korean community in Hurstville and Campsie.

Opening of Aboriginal Art Exhibition at the Dragon's Lair, St George Regional Museum, Thursday 22 June 2006

In consultation with Council's Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Council will present a group show of local Aboriginal artists' work in the Dragon’s Lair, which will remain on display until after NAIDOC Week (1st week of July). We also hope to launch a logo design competition at this exhibition launch, inviting indigenous artists to design a logo for Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

Seniors On Stage, Civic Theatre, Friday 23 June 2006

In partnership with Community Radio station 90.1 2NBC FM, a Stage Concert featuring senior performers. @NBC will coordinate the line-up and technically manage the show in consultation with Council staff and seniors.

Cultural Development Forum - Submission Writing Seminar, Thursday 29 June 2006

Open to community groups and individuals developing arts workers, this one-day seminar on submission writing will be presented by Council in partnership with Community Cultural Development (CCD) NSW. To include workshop presenters from the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Ministry for the Arts and Council’s Community and Cultural services staff.

Launch of Sydurban Hip Hop Project, Youth Zone, Friday 30 June 2006:

In partnership with YouthZone and Shopfront Theatre for Young People, an evening of youth-focussed cultural presentations, including the launch of a major Hip Hop Project which will have a Hurstville component and culminate in a National Hip Hop event at Sydney Olympic Park next summer.

APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the 2006 Discovery Festival of the Arts Draft Program of activities be approved.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the 2006 Discovery Festival of the Arts Draft Program of activities be approved.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD025 - 06PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HURSTVILLE CITY LIBRARY AND ST GEORGE MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PROVISION OF OUTREACH INFORMATION SERVICES TO MIGRANTS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George and Manager - Library & Information Service, Ms J Burrell

FILE REFERENCE

05/1790

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of Council

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
This report seeks to inform Members of the establishment of a partnership agreement between Hurstville Library and the St George Migrant Resource Centre to provide a weekly outreach service based at the Library (one afternoon per week) for migrants living in Hurstville. This proposal is anticipated to improve access for migrants to relevant and necessary information and resources, thereby contributing to their successful settlement in Hurstville and participation in the local community.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL

Background

The Hurstville City Library & Information Service has negotiated with the Management Committee of the St George Migrant Resource Centre to provide a weekly outreach service based at Hurstville Library to increase and improve access for migrants, refugees and members of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to relevant information and resources. This represents an integrated and cooperative approach to improving access to information and resources as well as to Council’s services for CALD communities living in Hurstville, as the St George Migrant Resource Centre is currently based at Rockdale.

Agreed Services to be Provided:

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hurstville Council’s Library & Information Service and the St George MRC has been drafted to establish agreed rights and responsibilities between the parties and the agreed services to be provided. The MOU represents a commitment by the MRC and Council as partners to increase and improve access to information, resources and programs for CALD communities in Hurstville by providing a weekly outreach service one afternoon a week at Hurstville Library.

The partnership agreement recognises that:

· Hurstville Library is an accessible and popular regional facility providing free access to a range of information resources and internet access to key government and non-government information essential for the successful settlement of newly arrived migrants;

· The St George Migrant Resource Centre is the key agency in the St George region providing essential and coordinated settlement services and advice for refugees and newly arrived migrants in St George; and

· Both partners have mutual objectives in developing a strategy for access by CALD communities to relevant information and these objectives are more readily attainable and enhanced by open cooperation between the parties.

The MRC will provide a caseworker to be available one afternoon a week at the Miles Franklin Room at Hurstville Library. The MRC will be responsible for providing all required office equipment and laptop computer, to manage all client bookings, promotion of the availability of the service and all promotional materials, and provision of a display stand. The MRC will provide all required interpreters and will liaise with the Library to schedule Library Tours and coordinate suitable groups for Internet Skills classes.

It is anticipated that the outreach service will commence on Thursday 16th February 2006 with a review scheduled after a six month period, in August 2006.

Management of the Outreach Service:

A Steering Committee will be established to manage and evaluate the service and agreement and will meet at least four times per year. Members of the Steering Committee will comprise the Manager – Library & Community Services; Manager – Library & Information Service; Multicultural Library Officer; Senior Librarian – Information Services; Community Worker – Multicultural & Indigenous Services; Coordinator of the St George MRC; and a Community Settlement Services worker and a Caseworker from the MRC.


APPENDIX


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 15/02/2006

SD026 - 06MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LEGAL REPORT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Acting Minute Secretary, Ms C Hobson

FILE REFERENCE

C/00122

REASON FOR REPORT

For the information of members

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Nil

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

Report to Council PPE070-04 15th December, 2004.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
To review the Environmental Services Legal Report.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
Council at its meeting on 15th December, 2004 (PPE070 - 04) resolved that the Environmental Services Legal Report be removed from the Policy, Planning and Environment Report and be incorporated into a standing report in the Service Delivery Committee.

Accordingly the subject reports are now attached as appendices for the information of members.

A Member, should he or she so desire, wish to discuss a particular item included in this section, has the right to exclude the matter under this item and to have the matter debated in Council.

APPENDIX
Environmental Services Legal Report
Environmental Services Legal Report 2005-2006 updated 10.1.06 .pdf


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr S Grekas)
COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)