HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED AT
THE COUNCIL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON 22ND NOVEMBER, 2006


Summary:


Item No: CCL204 - 06 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE, PROPERTY AND PROJECTS COMMITTEEHELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER, 2006Item No: CCL205 - 06 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE SERVICE DELIVERY, CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEEHELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER, 2006Item No: CCL206 - 06 REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY, PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEEHELD ON WEDNESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER, 2006 Item No: CCL207 - 06 REMINDERSItem No: CCL208 - 06 RETURN OF THANKSItem No: CCL209 - 06 APPOINTMENT OF DELEGATES TO ST GEORGE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROJECT Item No: CCL210 - 06 2006 CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
(Report by Manager - Administration, Mr W Lawrence)Item No: CCL211 - 06 DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FOR NEW PARK - NARWEE HIGH SCHOOL SITEItem No: CCL212 - 06 FRIENDLY TOWN RELATIONSHIP TAMWORTH REGIONAL COUNCILItem No: CCL213 - 06 JOINT REGIONAL WASTE CONTRACT - BEST PRACTICE RESEARCH PROGRAMSItem No: CCL214 - 06 PENSHURST RSL SUB-BRANCH - PROPOSAL FOR A WAR MEMORIAL IN PENSHURSTItem No: CCL215 - 06 REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF ASSISTANCE WITH PROVISION OF SETTLEMENT SERVICES FOR CHINESE SPEAKING COMMUNITY Item No: CCL216 - 06 PROPERTY MATTER – HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL GRANTING EASEMENT AT JOHNSTONE PARK (OGILVY ST PEAKHURST) TO DRAIN STORMWATER Item No: CCL217 - 06 MANAGEMENT PLAN 2006/09 1ST QUARTER REPORTItem No: CCL218 - 06 2006 PROGRAM OF EXCHANGES WITH THE CITY OF SHIROISHIItem No: CCL219 - 06 2007 AUSTRALIA DAY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND YOUNG SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEARItem No: CCL220 - 06 SOLE CATERING RIGHTS - HURSTVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTREItem No: CCL221 - 06 PROPERTY MATTER – HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE STRATEGIC PLANItem No: CCL222 - 06 PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES Item No: CCL223 - 06 PROPERTY MATTER – SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY – 2 BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLEItem No: CCL224 - 06 LEGAL MATTER - QWN 53-05 - 41 DONALD STREET, HURSTVILLEItem No: CCL225 - 06 HURSTVILLE FAMILY DAY CARE BUDGET IMPLICATIONS OF REDUCTION IN FEDERAL OPERATIONAL FUNDINGItem No: CCL226 - 06 PROPERTY MATTER – COMPULSORY ACQUISITION Item No: CCL227A - 06 CERTIFICATE OF CASH & INVESTMENTS AS AT 15TH NOVEMBER, 2006Item No: CCL228A - 06 SEPTEMBER QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REVIEWItem No: CCL229A - 06 47-67 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - SECTION 96 MODIFICATION TO RELOCATE SPACES WITHIN BUILDING AND SATISFY ACCESS AND EGRESS REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA Item No: CCL230A - 06 NSW DEPT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING'S SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGION EDUCATION WEEK COMMITTEE - MERRYLANDS PUBLIC SCHOOLItem No: CCL231A - 06 REQUEST FOR TREE REMOVAL AT 35 ANDERSON ROAD, MORTDALEItem No: CCL232A - 06 REQUEST FOR TREE REMOVAL AT 46 LLOYD STREET, OATLEY Item No: CCL233A - 06 PROPERTY MATTER - ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES AT 243A AND 245-247 FOREST ROAD
(Report by City Centre Masterplan Project Manager - Ms H Hillier)


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Meeting No. 10 to be held on 22/11/2006



HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL

CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE 2220

15th November, 2006


His Worship the Mayor and the Councillors

Dear Member,

I have by direction to request your attendance at a meeting of the Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hurstville, on WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER, 2006, at 7.00 P.M. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,






ACTING GENERAL MANAGER

NATIONAL ANTHEM
OPENING PRAYER: Major Colin Maxwell, Salvation Army, Hurstville

STATEMENT
BY MAYOR: “The Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as that of the Biddegal People”.

B U S I N E S S:

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





Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL209 - 06APPOINTMENT OF DELEGATES TO ST GEORGE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT PROJECT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

06/1665

REASON FOR REPORT

To appoint an alternate delegate to an external committee

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 SCM009-06 Council meeting held on 13 September 2006


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report proposes the appointment of an alternative delegate to the St George Community Transport Project.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted and Council’s Community Worker, Aged and Disability Services Virginian Field be appointed as Council’s alternative delegate to the St George Community Transport Project.

REPORT DETAIL
At the Extraordinary Council meeting held on 13 September 2006 Council elected its delegates to the various internal and external committees one of which was the St George Community Transport Project. Councillor C Minns was appointed as Council’s representative on this organisation.

The St George Community Transport organisation is a major service provider within the region of efficient and affordable transport for aged persons and people with a disability and the membership of the management board includes a representative from each of the St George Councils.

The organisation’s constitution allows for that representative to be either an elected member or a staff member of each Council and as the meetings are held at 9.30am on the second Tuesday of each month it is suggested that in this particular instance it might be appropriate to appoint a staff member as an alternate delegate should the Councillor not be available to attend.

It is therefore proposed that Council’s Community Worker Aged and Disability Services, Virginia Field be appointed as Council’s alternate delegate to the St George Community Transport Project.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted and Council’s Community Worker, Aged and Disability Services Virginian Field be appointed as Council’s alternative delegate to the St George Community Transport Project.
(Moved Clr C Minns/Seconded Clr C Hindi)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL210 - 062006 CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Administration, Mr W Lawrence

FILE REFERENCE

06/420

REASON FOR REPORT

To consider a request for sponsorship

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Funds available from Additional Donations -Adopted Program for 2006/2007

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

Yes, FIN 199-06 18 Oct 2006.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Council has received an email from Harmony Media P/L seeking Council sponsorship of this year's Christmas Party for Special Children. The event has been run in Sydney for 10 years and will be held at Sydney Showground at Homebush on Wednesday, 13th December, 2006. This year the event will support the Leukaemia Foundation and the Make a Wish Foundation.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council provide sponsorship of the 2006 Christmas Party for Special Children to the value of $450.00

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received an email from Harmony Media P/L seeking Council sponsorship of this year's Christmas Party for Special Children. The event has been run in Sydney for 10 years and will be held at Sydney Showground at Homebush on Wednesday, 13th December, 2006. This year the event will support the Leukaemia Foundation and the Make a Wish Foundation.

The event attracts major Corporate Sponsorship with similar events held in Adelaide, Albury, Melbourne and Wollongong each year. This event benefits children that are either intellectually or physically challenged or suffer a serious illness. Substantial details of the event are located on their website at www.christmasparty.com.au

The following email details the sponsorship request:
Sponsorship levels range from $225 for one child to $2,025.00 for 9 children or for VIP sponsorship ranging from Silver (10 Children) $2,250.00 to Diamond (50 Children) $11,250.00.

Councillors would recall that at the October Council meeting the matter of support for the "Koori Kids" 2006 Operation Christmas Event was considered (Refer FIN 199-06, 18th October 2006) and Council resolved to provide sponsorship to the value of $450.00.

I believe that this event is similar in nature to that considered for the "Koori Kids" event, in that it provides a special event for special children in our community who are less fortunate than most and thus is equally deserving of Council's support.

Given the level of support provide by Council on that occasion I have recommended that Council provide the same level of support for this request ie $450.00.

The 2006/2007 adopted program budget for the Additional Donations Vote (4061.46820) is $10,000 of which an amount of $3266.00 has been expended to date, leaving an available balance of $6,734.00.

The matter is now submitted for Council's determination.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council provide sponsorship of the 2006 Christmas Party for Special Children to the value of $450.00.

FURTHER, THAT in future, sponsorship of this event be considered in conjunction with the Community Grants Program.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL211 - 06DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FOR NEW PARK - NARWEE HIGH SCHOOL SITE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Parks & Recreation, Mr A Sharp

FILE REFERENCE

06/285

REASON FOR REPORT

Request for permission to lodge a Development Application for the construction of a new park on the old Narwee High School site by Sunland Group

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 for permission to lodge a Development Application for the construction of a new park on the old Narwee High School site, by Sunland Group.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council, as owner of the land, approve the lodgement of the Development Application and subsequent Construction Certificate for the construction of a new park on the old Narwee High School site, by Sunland Group.

REPORT DETAIL
The following letter was recently received by Council from Connell Wagner, on behalf of Sunland Group:

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council, as owner of the land, approve the lodgement of the Development Application and subsequent Construction Certificate for the construction of a new park on the old Narwee High School site, by Sunland Group.

FURTHER, THAT a report be provided to Council detailing a suitable competition to name the new park.
(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr B Giegerl)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL212 - 06FRIENDLY TOWN RELATIONSHIP TAMWORTH REGIONAL COUNCIL

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve

FILE REFERENCE

06/1073

REASON FOR REPORT

Update on the development of a sister city type relationship with Tamworth Regional council

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

For the information of Council

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Mayor and Manager Customer Relations met with representatives of the Tamworth Regional Council on 24th August to discuss the possibility of developing a relationship with their council to supersede the Friendly Town relationships with the former Barraba and Manilla Shire councils. Tamworth Regional Council has now indicated that is interested in establishing a Friendly Town Relationship on a similar basis to those which we originally set up for the Barraba and Manilla shires.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council agree to the establishment of a friendly town relationship with the Tamworth Regional Council and that the Mayor of Tamworth be invited to attend the Council meeting on 13th December to formalise this relationship.

REPORT DETAIL
At the 12th July workshop Councillors gave approval for the Mayor to approach Tamworth Regional Council to seek their interest in establishing a sister city type relationship with Hurstville City Council. On 24th August the Mayor and the Manager Customer Relations visited Tamworth Regional Council to hand over a cheque to allow for the completion of the Greenhands Project. At this meeting the Mayor discussed the importance of Hurstville’s relationship with Barraba and Manilla, which had since been amalgamated with Tamworth City Council, and raised the possibility of maintaining this relationship through the establishment of a new accord between the two Councils.

At the meeting it was stressed that Hurstville City Council is keen to establish a relationship as it will provide for a continuation of the community links the council had with the former Barraba and Manilla shires. Tamworth has since informed us that they wish to establish a Friendly Town Relationship with our Council on a similar basis to those which existed for the former Barraba and Manilla Shires. It is now proposed that the Mayor of Tamworth be invited to attend the Council meeting on 13th December to give a presentation, with the Mayor of Hurstville to do give a reciprocal presentation at a future Tamworth Council meeting.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council agree to the establishment of a friendly town relationship with the Tamworth Regional Council and that the Mayor of Tamworth be invited to attend the Council meeting on 13th December to formalise this relationship.
(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL213 - 06JOINT REGIONAL WASTE CONTRACT - BEST PRACTICE RESEARCH PROGRAMS

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens

FILE REFERENCE

06/805

REASON FOR REPORT

For Council's endorsement

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes. Funds available in current Domestic Waste Program Budget (PB 8410)

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
As part of the Joint Regional Waste Contract project Council was advised that it would be in our best interests to undertake a series of ‘Best Practice’ research programs. The size and scale of a contract of this type necessitates the investigation of the best available technology, operations, processes and systems.

It is therefore proposed to investigate waste management initiatives at both Brisbane City Council and Maroochy Shire Council in Queensland. These organisations have waste collection arrangements, operations and initiatives that would provide Council with valuable and highly relevant information in terms of the development and operation of recently implemented large scale waste collection contracts.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT approval be granted for any interested Councillors, the Acting Director, Service Delivery and the Manager, Environmental Services to undertake an inspection and investigation of the Brisbane City Council’s Integrated Waste Management Contract and the Maroochy Shire Councils Waste Management operations at Nambour, Queensland, as outlined in this report.

FURTHER THAT all costs in relation to this research be funded from the 2006/07 Domestic Waste Program Budget.

REPORT DETAIL
As Members are aware in developing this joint regional arrangement, it is in our collective best interests to look at what successes (or failures) other local authorities throughout the country have had in the practical application of waste contracts, operational issues, financial and administrative issues, developing technologies and processing services.

In this regard a number of investigations have been carried out including:-

- attending the WA Waste Conference in Perth and visiting the City’s Southern Metropolitan Alternate Waste Technology facility;

- meetings with a number of Perth metropolitan Councils that were involved with regional waste contract issues; and,

- meetings with industry waste professionals in the Sydney metropolitan region who have had involvement in regional waste contract initiatives and large contracts.

These visits have proved very advantageous to date and have provided Council with valuable information, particularly in terms of contractual and operational issues, developing alternate technologies, community education and awareness, industry trends, and costs.

The size and scale of a contract of this type necessitates the investigation of the best available technology, operations, processes and systems and accordingly additional research will need to be undertaken. Subject to Council approval, it is proposed to investigate waste management initiatives at both Brisbane City Council and Maroochy Shire Council in Queensland.

The Brisbane City Council have developed and implemented an integrated waste management contract which is the largest of its type in Australia and would provide Council with valuable and highly relevant information in terms of the operation of a large scale waste collection contract, particularly in relation to collection patterns, transport routing, administrative systems and processes, financial issues and customer service procedures.

The Maroochy Shire Council, with a population of approximately 136,000 persons has recently implemented a new waste contract (July 2006) which incorporates a waste management strategy that focuses on sustainable resource management and alternate waste technologies. As this is the most recent waste contract of a size and scope similar to the one the St. George Councils are involved in, it would provide Council with an insight into its development and implementation; and of particular interest is the consultation and planning process and preparation of the Tender.

It is considered that these research programs could be carried out simultaneously over a period of two or three days, the cost of which would be approximately $2,000. As the St. George project is nearing the completion of the Consultation and Planning Stage (Stage 1 of the project) this research would need to be undertaken by the end of January 2007. Funding for this proposal is available in the current Domestic Waste Budget.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT approval be granted for any interested Councillors, the Acting Director, Service Delivery and the Manager, Environmental Services to undertake an inspection and investigation of the Brisbane City Council’s Integrated Waste Management Contract and the Maroochy Shire Councils Waste Management operations at Nambour, Queensland, as outlined in this report.

FURTHER, THAT all costs in relation to this research be funded from the 2006/07 Domestic Waste Program Budget.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL214 - 06PENSHURST RSL SUB-BRANCH - PROPOSAL FOR A WAR MEMORIAL IN PENSHURST

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Customer Relations, Mr P Spyve

FILE REFERENCE

04/1808

REASON FOR REPORT

Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch is seeking Council support for the construction of a stand-alone War Memorial within the suburb of Penshurst

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Limited financial implications other than possible access to some Council land.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch has approached Council seeking support in terms of possible location for the construction of a stand-alone War Memorial within the Penshurst area. They are currently investigating a number of possible sites which could accommodate such a structure, one of which is the area covered by the proposed redevelopment of the Connelly Street carpark site redevelopment.

RECOMMENDATION
Council notes the Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch request and that their request will be factored into the assessment of tenders for the Connelly Street site.

REPORT DETAIL
On 22nd June, 2006 Council received a letter from the Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch regarding Council support for the erection of a war memorial in the Penshurst area. Members of the Sub-Branch had expressed a strong desire to see a stand-alone War Memorial constructed in Penshurst which they could use to commemorate Anzac and Remembrance Day services. They noted that similar memorials already exist in Hurstville, Mortdale and Oatley and were keen to see something similar provided for commemoration services in their area.

The Sub-Branch have advised that they are not seeking financial support for the memorial’s construction from Council as they will seek Federal funding for the memorial and possibly make a contribution from their own funds. However, they are seeking council support in terms of a possible location for the War Memorial.

The Manager Customer Relations has been liaising with the Secretary of the RSL Sub-Branch, Mr John Hoban regarding this proposal. On Wednesday, 11th October the Manager Customer Relations attended a meeting of the Executive of the RSL Sub-Branch to further discuss the development of the proposal. At this meeting the Executive informed the Manager Customer Relations that the Sub-Branch is very keen to further develop the proposal and were interested to know if Council could assist in this process.

The Manager Customer Relations outlined a number of options that could possibly allow the RSL to proceed with their proposal. He noted that although there is limited open space within the Penshurst shopping precinct there were a number of sites that could possibly be considered. However, it was stressed that each of these had their own pros and cons. These possible sites consisted of:

1. Site 1 - Adjacent the Railway line in Bridge Street
2. Site 2 - The old Post Office site in Penshurst Street
3. Site 3 - Penshurst Girls High School in Penshurst Street
4. Site 4 - Connolly Street Carpark redevelopment.

The Manager Customer Relations noted that the pros and cons of each site were as follows:

Site 1: Adjacent the Railway line in Bridge Street
Pros:
Cons:
Site 2: The old Post Office Site in Penshurst Street
Pros:
Cons:
Site 3: Penshurst Girls High School
Pros:

Cons:
Site 4: Connelly Street Carpark Redevelopment
Pros:
Cons:
The Executive Committee of the Sub-Branch believe that Site 4 (the Connelly Street Carpark) would provide them with the best option as a possible site for their war memorial. Accordingly they have written to Council on 12th October 2006 requesting Council support in principle the proposal to include a War Memorial in any open space requirement set out for the redevelopment of the Connolly Street Carpark.

The Manager Customer Relations advised the members to also look at an alternative site as the redevelopment of the Connelly Street carpark is still very much in the early phases of development. In response to this they nominated Site 3 (Penshurst Girls High School) as their other alternative. The Sub-Branch agreed that they would commence investigations relating to this site.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED Council notes the Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch request and that their request will be factored into the assessment of tenders for the Connelly Street site.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL215 - 06REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF ASSISTANCE WITH PROVISION OF SETTLEMENT SERVICES FOR CHINESE SPEAKING COMMUNITY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Community Services, Mr D Linden

FILE REFERENCE

06/275

REASON FOR REPORT

To seek Council's approval of a request from the Chinese Australian Services Society

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
A request has been received from the Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) for an extension of accommodation assistance provided by Council to CASS in relation to the provision of settlement services to the Chinese speaking community.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council agree to the request from the Chinese Australian Services Society for an extension of the accommodation assistance provided in the delivery of Settlement Services in Hurstville as outlined in this report.

REPORT DETAIL
Background

For a number of years now Council has been assisting the Chinese Australian Services Society Co-op Ltd (CASS) in the provision of Settlement Services for newly arrived Chinese-speaking migrants by making available office accommodation for the Settlement Services worker on the days that he/she attends the Council office (currently Monday and Thursday of each week).

The level of assistance includes the provision of a desk and workstation and the use of a PC, printer, fax and telephone facilities as well as the exclusive use of a meeting room for client interviews all of which are located within the Community Services section of Council.

The provision of Settlement Services to the newly-arrived Chinese speaking migrants in Hurstville and surrounding areas remains a high priority for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) which funds the Community Settlement Services Scheme.

The Department in its Settlement Grants Program for 2006-07 identified this newly-arrived community as being in particular need of settlement assistance in the St George-Sutherland area due to a range of factors including high arrival numbers, pre-arrival experiences and levels of existing community support. The Department also identified that the area had settled around 8% (5,000 arrivals) of Sydney’s total target group intake of migrants in the past 5 years. The Hurstville area had settled the largest number of those arrivals with 2,030 during that period (Rockdale was next with 1,860 arrivals).

Expansion of Service

CASS has advised Council that it has been successful in securing further funding from DIMA under the Settlement Grants Program to continue providing settlement services in Hurstville and is requesting that the level of assistance provided by Council be extended to three days per week. It is proposed that half of the extra day would be for case work with clients and the other half used for administrative tasks and to undertake joint community development work with Council’s Community Services team.

According to the information supplied by CASS, in the 2005-06 year approximately 1000 services were provided to clients at Hurstville of which approximately 70% were provided to residents of Hurstville and over 40% of those services were provided to new clients. In that year CASS provided two days case work at Hurstville and one day each at Kogarah and Wollongong and although Hurstville was allocated 50% of the casework it actually provided close to 90% of the total services provided under the program. In view of the demand in Hurstville CASS is proposing to seek approval from DIMA for the service provided at Wollongong to be discontinued and relocated to Hurstville

In association with the case work CASS also provides regular English classes and information sessions in the Wandarrah room

It is this increase in demand for case work that has prompted the request for the extension.

The proposed extension can be accommodated within the Community Services section without any detrimental affects.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council agree to the request from the Chinese Australian Services Society for an extension of the accommodation assistance provided in the delivery of Settlement Services in Hurstville as outlined in this report.

FURTHER, THAT a full report on this matter be forwarded to the Local Government Association for the purpose of contributing towards any report prepared to identify areas of cost shifting to Local Government.
(Moved Clr C Wong/Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL216 - 06PROPERTY MATTER – HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL GRANTING EASEMENT AT JOHNSTONE PARK (OGILVY ST PEAKHURST) TO DRAIN STORMWATER

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Property Manager, Mr M Katsin

FILE REFERENCE

05/1343

REASON FOR REPORT

For Council to approve the granting of an easement through Johnstone Park, Peakhurst

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Income from creation of easement

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

Yes CCL040A-04


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The owner of 15 Ogilvy St, Peakhurst in order to develop the site to construct 3 x 3 bedroom villas requires an easement for stormwater to be created across Councils parkland to an existing pipe within the park The applicant lodged a Development Application with Council.

The applicant objected to several consent conditions required by Council. The applicant eventually appealed to the Land and Environment Court.
The matter was finally heard in the Land and Environment Court and one of the outcomes was Council is to permit the easement and be compensated on just terms based on an external valuation.

RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council approve the creation and sale of easement in Johnstone Park and be compensated for $5,000 plus costs estimated at $3,300.

FURTHER, THAT authority is given to the Mayor and General Manager for any documentation in association with this matter being executed under the Common Seal of Council.

REPORT DETAIL

Council in its meeting of 24th March 2004 refused Consent of the Development Application (originally lodged on 6 November 2002) for 15 Ogilvy St Peakhurst on the basis that it does not comply with two essential aspects of Council's Draft Development Control Plan 24.

The applicant lodged proceedings with the Land and Environment Court. The Court in its determination granted Deferred Commencement Consent and further determined that Council grant the easement through Johnstone Park. The value of the easement is to be calculated via an independent valuation and the applicant is to meet all associated costs in acquiring the easement. The easement was valued by an independent valuer appointed by Council in August 2006.

It is further noted the applicant will undertake all the construction works at their expense and the works will be supervised by Council's Engineers.

The stormwater pipe will be located below ground and will be capable of withstanding the load of irregular vehicle movements over it.


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council approve the creation and sale of easement in Johnstone Park and be compensated for $5,000 plus costs estimated at $3,300.

FURTHER, THAT authority is given to the Mayor and General Manager for any documentation in association with this matter being executed under the Common Seal of Council.
(Moved Clr C Hindi/Seconded Clr P Sansom)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL217 - 06MANAGEMENT PLAN 2006/09 1ST QUARTER REPORT

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager Corporate Planning, V Chan

FILE REFERENCE

05/1531

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council of progress towards achievement of the Management Plan Program 2006/09

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes, Management Planning for NSW Local Government Guidelines, DLG, 2000

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Refer to 2006/07 September Quarter Financial Review

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

CCL072-06 Adoption of the Management Plan 2006/09


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Local Government Act (1993) requires that Council prepare an annual 3 year Management Plan and that Quarterly Reports be presented to Council detailing our major achievements over the period.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council receive and note the 1st Quarter Report to the Management Plan 2006/09.

FURTHER, THAT Council publish the 1st Quarter Report to the Management Plan by positing it on Council's Website

REPORT DETAIL
The 1st Quarter Report to the Management Plan 2006/09 is attached as Appendix A


APPENDIX
1st Qtr Report to Management Plan 2006-09.DOC

COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council receive and note the 1st Quarter Report to the Management Plan 2006/09.

FURTHER, THAT Council publish the 1st Quarter Report to the Management Plan by positing it on Council's Website.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL218 - 062006 PROGRAM OF EXCHANGES WITH THE CITY OF SHIROISHI

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Events & Protocol Officer, Ms J Reid

FILE REFERENCE

06/322, 06/323 and 06/1207

REASON FOR REPORT

For Council's information

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
A summary of the exchange programs undertaken in 2006 between Hurstville City Council and the City of Shiroishi.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the information be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL
This year Hurstville City Council and the City of Shiroishi undertook a full program of exchanges. These were made up as follows:

Greenleaves Mission Shiroishi to Hurstville (4 – 9 August)

This year saw a much larger number of Shiroishi students participating in this exchange with a total of 12 students and two chaperones. Previously, the maximum number of visiting students has been eight. Ten host families provided homestay for the students and Joy and Stuart Ford and Marion and Kevin Smith hosted the chaperones. The visiting students attended six local schools with children of the host families. The participating schools were:

Georges River College – Peakhurst Campus
Georges River College – Penshurst Girls Campus
Georges River College – Hurstville Boys Campus
Sydney Technical High School
Danebank Anglican Girls School Hurstville
St George Christian School.

The chaperones visited each of the schools and met each principal. The host families indicated that they really enjoyed the experience of home hosting and most expressed an interest to participate in the future.

Goodwill Sporting Exchange Hurstville to Shiroishi (15 – 21 September)

Four local swimmers represented Hurstville in the Shiroishi International Sister City Swimming Carnival. They were chaperoned by Louise Winchester a teacher from Marist College – Penshurst. The swimmers and their results are as follows:


Amy Steed100m Breaststroke
200m Relay
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Jesse Hanna100m Freestyle
100m Breaststroke
200m Relay
Bronze Medal
Silver Medal
Gold Medal
Melanie Tan100m Breaststroke
100m Backstroke
200m Relay
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Gold Medal
Rick Trinh100m Butterfly
100m Backstroke
200m Relay
Bronze Medal
Silver Medal
Gold Medal

Four local athletes represented Hurstville City Council in the Highlands Marathon held on 17 September. The athletes were chaperoned by Peter Tuziak a coach from the St George Athletics Club. The athletes and their results are as follows:


Samantha WalshGirls 3km run20th Place
Todd PetersBoys’ 5km run28th Place
Jack HuggettBoys’ 5km run31st Place
Douglas CookBoys’ 5km run36th Place

This group of young sports men and women were very well received by the City of Shiroishi with the following comments being forwarded by the Shiroishi Council’s Coordinator for International Relations:
Greenleaves Mission Hurstville to Shiroishi (30 September – 13 October)

This year’s group of students who participated in the Greeleaves Mission was slightly larger than normal with ten students and two chaperones taking part. The chaperones were Helen Sarantopoulos, Language teacher from Georges River College – Penshurst Girls Campus and Heather Johnson, Principal of Georges River College – Peakhurst Campus.

Wings of Friendship Hurstville to Shiroishi (3 – 6 October)

A small delegation participated in this exchange comprising Clr Vince Badalati, Clr Philip Sansom and Travers Sansom. Very little response was received from the community or staff to participate which was most likely due the short space of time between Council receiving the invitation from the City of Shiroishi and the date of departure.

As this exchange coincided with the Greenleaves Mission to Shiroishi both groups participated in a number of joint activities. This was the first time this had occurred and added a positive aspect to both groups’ experience. The participants in the Wings of Friendship exchange meet all expenses out of their own funds.

Wings of Friendship Shiroishi to Hurstville (25 – 26 October)

The party of 34 visitors spent time in Hurstville on 25 October and spent time acquainting themselves with Council and the local area. This year’s group included the City of Shiroishi’s new Mayor Kojyo Kazama. Mayor Kazama was very enthusiastic about his first visit to Hurstville and about the strong bond his Council has with Hurstville City Council.

In total, 25 people from Hurstville and 46 people from Shiroishi have benefited from the excellent relationship the two Councils share through this Sister City relationship.

APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Lee)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL219 - 062007 AUSTRALIA DAY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND YOUNG SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Events & Protocol Officer, Ms J Reid

FILE REFERENCE

07/196

REASON FOR REPORT

To request Council to select from the following nominees the candidates for the Hurstville Australia Day Awards

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Presentation expenses covered in 2006/2007 budget.

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to personnel and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) are regarded as being information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the position of the person who supplied it.

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


REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

FURTHER, THAT in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the reports and correspondence relating to this matter be withheld from the press and public.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL220 - 06SOLE CATERING RIGHTS - HURSTVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Senior Manger - Administration, Mr W Park, Chief Finance Officer, Ms J Hately and Entertainment Centre Manager, Ms D Aleksovski

FILE REFERENCE

06/1401

REASON FOR REPORT

To present the outcome of selective tendering for Sole Catering Rights

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Increase in revenue and use of facilities.

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

CCL143A-06 23/8/06 and COW049A-06 23/8/06 and FIN150A-06 19/4/06


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL221 - 06PROPERTY MATTER – HURSTVILLE GOLF COURSE STRATEGIC PLAN

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Property Manager - Mr G McDonald

FILE REFERENCE

03/602

REASON FOR REPORT

Consideration of sporting activities and facilities to be included within the Hurstville Golf Course Strategic Plan.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

To be determined

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION

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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL222 - 06PROPERTY MATTER - STATUS REPORT FOR COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Commercial Property Manager - Guy McDonald
CBD Master Plan Project Manager - Helen Hillier

FILE REFERENCE

03/01037

REASON FOR REPORT

To update Members on progress of the development of various Council-owned properties

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Potential financial return to Council and community

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

Yes


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL223 - 06PROPERTY MATTER – SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY – 2 BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Ms H Hillier – City Centre Masterplan Project Manager

FILE REFERENCE

C/00213 and 04/1541

REASON FOR REPORT

To seek approval for the sale of 2 Barratt St Hurstville by two stage tender.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Surplus Property Sales Revenue

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

Yes, Finance Committee 1 May 2002 and 4 Sept 2002, and CCL092-06


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL224 - 06LEGAL MATTER - QWN 53-05 - 41 DONALD STREET, HURSTVILLE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Environmental Health and Building, Ms J Nicol

FILE REFERENCE

QWN 53-05, DA20040734 REV01

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council of the legal opinion received with regard to the prospects of commencing Class 4 proceedings

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No

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

Item DAC022.02-05, Development Assessment Committee Meeting 7th September, 2005


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


RECOMMENDATION
THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to legal professional opinion and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(g) are regarded as being advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act, 1993, the matters dealt with in this report are to be considered in Committee of the Whole at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to legal professional opinion and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(g) are regarded as being advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL225 - 06HURSTVILLE FAMILY DAY CARE BUDGET IMPLICATIONS OF REDUCTION IN FEDERAL OPERATIONAL FUNDING

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Library & Community Services, Ms L George

FILE REFERENCE

03/126

REASON FOR REPORT

To advise Council of options to address the Commonwealth Government funding shortfall for Family Day Care

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes - detailed in this report

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

Yes - report Item CCL197A-06 at Council Meeting on 25 October, 2006


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

CCL226 - 06PROPERTY MATTER – COMPULSORY ACQUISITION

REPORT AUTHOR/S

City Centre Masterplan Project Manager, Ms H Hillier

FILE REFERENCE

C06/3

REASON FOR REPORT

To seek approval for the compulsory acquisition of land for open space purposes

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

See CFO’s comments

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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


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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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


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


(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL227A - 06CERTIFICATE OF CASH & INVESTMENTS AS AT 15TH NOVEMBER, 2006

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Chief Finance Officer, Ms J Hately

FILE REFERENCE

03/01122

REASON FOR REPORT

Monthly update

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

No

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Certificate of Cash & Investments as at 15th November, 2006 is attached as an appendix.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX
Cert of Cash & Investments as at 15th November, 2006.xls

COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL228A - 06SEPTEMBER QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REVIEW

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Chief Finance Officer - Ms J Hately

FILE REFERENCE

03/1796

REASON FOR REPORT

To present details of council's financial performance for the quarter ended 30th September, 2006

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

Yes

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes - Adjustment of program budgets in line with current forecasts outlined in the report

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Responsible Accounting Officer is required to provide a Quarterly Budget Review within eight weeks of each quarter's end. This report provides an overview of the results of the financial review for the quarter ended 30 September, 2006.

In June 2006 Council adopted the 2006/2007 program budget with a cash deficit of $459,725. Following the September Quarterly Program Review the Forecast for the year ended 30th June, 2007 is a deficit cash position of $227,684.

The adopted operating result for the year was a deficit of $880k, the adoption of revotes in August combined with additional votes approved by Council during the quarter the current deficit is $1,470k. The September Quarterly Program Review has resulted in a reduced forecast operating result of $745k a positive movement of $725k from the current position.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the report be received and noted.

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

REPORT DETAIL
In June 2006 Council adopted the 2006/2007 Budget with a cash deficit of $459,725 after allowing for depreciation of $7.4m, which is a non-cash item. Additional votes were approved by Council during the quarter increasing the cash deficit to $589,738.

Program managers have conducted a rigorous review of their programs with a view to providing an improved Forecast for the financial year ended June 2007. Following this review, the Forecast for the year ended 30th June, 2007 is a cash deficit of $227,684 a positive movement from the adopted budget of $232,041 and a positive movement of $362,054 from the current Forecast.

Key variances greater than $5,000 that contributed towards this positive result are listed below:



In addition to these there were minor variances up and down across the board.

APPENDIX 1 - Budget Summary as at 30 September, 2006

i) Budget by Horizon: The attached budget summary provides an overview of the Cash Budget by Horizon as adopted in the current Management Plan. The summary indicates the Original Budget and any Budget adjustments that have been approved by Council up to 30th September, 2006, the actuals year to date and a revised Forecast through to 30th June, 2007.

As at 30 September, 2006 the revised Forecast shows a deficit cash position of $227,684 against an original Forecast deficit of $459,725.


ii) Estimated Working Funds Calculation: This calculation indicates to Council the estimated working funds balance based on the revised 30th June, 2007 Forecast. As at 30th September, 2006 the estimated working funds balance was $4,155.

iii) Summary Income Statement: The Budget result has been converted to Australian Accounting Standards format to provide an Operating result from the statutory perspective. As at 30th September, 2007 the anticipated Operating result is a deficit of $2,422k before Capital contributions and $745k after Capital contributions. This reflects a positive movement from Adopted Budget of $135k before Capital contributions and a deficit movement of $256k prior to capital contributions. For a more detailed Operating result refer Appendix 3 of this report.

APPENDIX 2 - Financial Health Checks Performance Indicators

The Financial Health Checks Performance Indicators provide a trend analysis based on data extracted from the Audited Financial Statements and current forecasts. An overall summary along with commentary on each indicator is provided in the report for Councillor's information.

APPENDIX 3 - Income Statement

The Income Statement (formerly Operating Statement) shows the Adopted 2007 budget and the revised Forecast as at 30 September, 2007. The Income Statement has been prepared in line with accrual based accounting principles. (Accrual basis of Accounting is a system which recognises, as far as possible the financial effects of transactions and events in the periods in which they occur, irrespective of whether cash has been received or paid.) As such the Income Statement does not include any funding sources from prior years that may have been included on the Cash Budget. The major variances to the Income Statement this quarter are listed above under key variances.

APPENDIX 4 - Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet shows Council's position at the end of the 2006 Financial Year, the position according to the Adopted 2007 Budget and the Forecast position subsequent to the September Quarterly Review. This statement has also been produced in line with statutory accounting standards.

Summary

The cash position has improved by $362k from the current budget position, however, it still remains in a deficit position with a forecast deficit of $228k. It is early in the financial year and therefore difficult too forecast to many variations, management will maintain it's focus and commitment towards efficiency improvements. It is anticipated that as the year progresses the deficit will be reduced leaving Council with a balanced cash position by 30 June, 2007.




APPENDIX
Appendix 1 - Budget Summary Budget Summary by Horizon September 06.xls
Appendix 2 - Financial Health Checks September 06 Financial Health Check.xls
Appendix 3 - Income Statement Income Statement.xls
Appendix 4 - Balance Sheet Balance Sheet.xls


COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER, THAT Program votes be adjusted in accordance with Attachment 1 - September Budget Summary.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr C Wong)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL229A - 0647-67 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - SECTION 96 MODIFICATION TO RELOCATE SPACES WITHIN BUILDING AND SATISFY ACCESS AND EGRESS REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Manager - Development Control, Mr G Young

FILE REFERENCE

04/DA-454 REV02

REASON FOR REPORT

Local resident objections and nature of proposals. Because a Notice of Motion for an expedited hearing is to be heard on 24 November 2006 by the Land and Environment Court, this report is submitted as a late item to Council in lieu of submitting the report to the Development Assessment Committee on 6 December 2006.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Costs of further appeal if consent not granted.

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

Yes, reports on previous appeals.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. An application has been received to relocate staff amenities and administration offices for the Coles Supermarket at 47-67 Mulga Road, Oatley to the commercial suite area C4 and C5; create separate commercial suite next to supermarket; provide an additional fire escape stair and relocate lift and landing entry to comply with the Building Code of Australia and provision of ventilation louvres to carpark.

2. The consent was granted by the Land and Environment Court on 12 July 2005 and was modified by the Court on 8 November 2005. Appeals by Council on points of law were dismissed in the first instance by Justice Pain of the Land and Environment Court and later by the Supreme Court of Appeal on 8 September 2006.

3. Construction Certificates for progressive stages of the work have been issued by Private Certifier Barry Johnson and Associates on 8 November 2005, 30 January 2006, 9 May 2006 and 2 August 2006.

4. Throughout the construction period, a group of local residents have maintained their opposition to the development.

5. One hundred and ninety six (196) submissions have been received in response to the notices given of the development.

6. Notice of Appeal against Council's deemed refusal of the application was received by Council on 17 November 2006. Also attached was a Notice of Motion for an Expedited Hearing to be heard on 24 November 2006.

7. This report has been prepared and is submitted to Council in order that Council's position on the application may be put to the Court at the time of the Notice of Motion for Expedition is heard on 24 November 2006.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT Council oppose the proposed fire escape due to reduction of the deep soil landscaped area and oppose the proposed ventilation grilles due to noise impact on the adjoining neighbours.

THAT Council's solicitor be instructed to put Council's position on the application to the Land and Environment Court.

THAT Council appoint an expert consultant to examine an alternative egress provision to avoid loss of landscape area and provide evidence to the Court.

FURTHER THAT Council appoint an accoustical engineer to present evidence to the Court.

REPORT DETAIL

INTRODUCTION

The application before Council is a Section 96AA application to gain the approval of Council to relocate the Supermarket staff amenities and administration area to the floor level above the Supermarket (STR. RL 39.7) in the area previously denoted as commercial suites C4 and C5. The area previously forming part of the Supermarket is now shown to be separately lettable "commercial space". The application also indicates a fire escape passage through the rear landscape area, amendments to lift and ventilation grilles in the rear wall facing the southern boundary.

Although the applicant may have desired to lodge the application as a Section 96(1) matter (and refers to it in this way in his documentation), it was not accepted as such for two reasons. Firstly, the consent to this building was granted by the Court and applications for amendments to Court consents must be made pursuant to Section 96AA of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. Secondly, the proposed amendments are not being made "to correct a minor error, misdescription or miscalculation" in a consent.

ACTIONS BY PRIVATE CERTIFIER

The building structure has been certified and constructed to drawings approved by Barry Johnson & Associates Pty Ltd. The certified construction drawings have been prepared by Hely Horne Perry Medcalf Architects Pty Ltd, whereas the consent drawings were prepared by Renaldo +3 and Vik Pantachenko Architect.

In the final detailing of the construction drawings and compliance with Building Regulations and Australian Standards, it is usual for amendments to be required to development plans. The Building Certifier who issues the construction certificate must be satisfied that the proposal shown in the plans he certifies complies with (1) the consent issued by Council, and (2) the Building Code of Australia.

In granting a consent, the Council can not require the plans to be amended to comply with the Building Code of Australia before it grants a consent (refer EP&A Regulation 54(4)). However, Hurstville Council has a practice of referring development applications to its Building Surveyors for comment and in this way most of the non-conformity with the Building Code that could impact on the design of the building is noted and the applicant is requested to redesign and amend the plans before consent is granted. This practice can lead to delays in the approval process and is very much discouraged by the Department of Planning.

In the instant case, the plans of the subject building were amended during the Court process and no building regulation check was able to be made of the Court approved plans.

As noted in the summary to this report, four (4) construction certificates have been issued in respect of this building, firstly, the excavation and foundation works; secondly, the basement areas; thirdly, the Supermarket area; and fourthly, the remainder of the residential, commercial and small shop areas with some exclusions.

In dealing with the proposal, the Private Certifier had concerns about 'access for disabled' generally and 'fire egress' from the Supermarket when examining the Court approved plans. The construction plans have therefore been amended to comply with the strict requirements of the Building Code of Australia and to comply with specific conditions of consent. The Private Certifier, using his discretion pursuant to Regulation 145 under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, has authorised amendments to the plans to satisfy 'access' and 'egress' requirements. Thus, changes have occurred to the lift, some floor levels and landing levels have been adjusted, ramps redesigned and an additional stair (No. 4) provided. As noted by residents, the substation kiosk has been relocated to satisfy Condition 53 of the consent and the requirements of Energy Australia. (In this regard it might be noted that the Private Certifier was not prepared to certify the electricity kiosk in the landscape area at the rear of the site.) Many other minor changes have, however, been certified and constructed - to mention just two, the substitution of a flat concrete roof over the uppermost office area in lieu of a steel skillion roof and the enlargement of the small retail shop by the reduction of adjacent commercial space.

The legislation within the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulations recognises that a constructed building can not be exactly the same as the development consent plans and the duty of the Building Certifier who issues a Construction Certificate is to ensure that the construction plans are not inconsistent with the plans accompanying the consent. This discretionary power has been tested in Court and the Court has, on many occasions, accepted that where changes to development consent plans are required, they may be made provided the changes do not result in a different building with different impacts.

Private Certifier Johnson was not willing to certify the following changes to the building, resulting in this current application to modify the consent:-

1. Electricity kiosk being installed in loading dock and later in landscape area at rear because of the impact it would have on the intended purpose of these areas.

2. Ventilation louvres in the rear wall of the carpark facing the landscape area (noise issue to neighbours).

3. The relocation of the Supermarket staff amenities and office area up onto the next storey, changing the configuration of uses within the building.

4. The creation of a separate lettable space labelled for Commercial/Office use at retail level.

COUNCIL'S ACTIONS RELATING TO THIS PROJECT

Council refused its consent to this project late in 2004 and the applicant gained consent through the Land and Environment Court on 12 July 2005. Subsequent Appeals by Council against the Court's decision were dismissed.

For the record, it should be recorded that Council has not granted any consent or building approval for the actual building. Nor has the Council carried out inspection on building works, as Council is not the Principal Certifying Authority.

Council's involvement has been limited to ensuring that hoarding protection to the public is provided along the street frontage, a "work zone" is established on the Mulga Road carriageway, appropriate traffic control is in place, together with approval of truck routes for construction vehicles. Council has also been involved in the enforcement of sediment controls, as the Principal Certifying Authority can not issue Orders or Penalty Infringement Notices.

COMPLIANCE AND ASSESSMENT

The proposal has been examined and the site of the proposed and built alterations inspected. The relevant Section 79C(1) "Matters for consideration" are addressed as follows, it being noted that the building is substantially the same development as granted by the Court.

1. Hurstville Local Environmental Plan

* Amendment No 60 - gazetted 14 October 2005
This amendment re-established the two storey limit in 3(a) zones in the Peakhurst Ward.

* Amendment No 66 - gazetted 9 September 2005
This amendment limits the display area of individual shops in 3(a) zones to 400sqm.

2. Impacts
REFERRALS, SUBMISSIONS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST

Adjoining and previous objectors to the development were notified by the development and given fourteen (14) days in which to submit comments on the proposal. Because the attachments to some letters of notification were incomplete, the proposal was re-notified.

A total of 194 letters of objection, 1 letter of support and 1 anonymous letter have been received. A submission was received from the Oatley Residents Against Overdevelopment, and Mr Kevin Greene MP.

A summary of the objections made in submissions received with brief comment follows:-

1. The proposal should be rejected as it is not a Section 96(1) modification.2. The application is incomplete.3. Limited access to information.4. Increased area of retail and commercial.5. Non-compliance with two storey limit.6. Detrimental impact by overshadowing and blocking of views by changes to roof outline.7. Commercial space above ground level contravenes the HLEP.8. The builder has constructed unauthorised works, eg the lift shaft has been enlarged and extended and roof changed.9. Reduction to the rear landscape area negotiated at Court to minimise the amenity impacts on the neighbour to the South.10. Increased pedestrian traffic through the rear exit pathway.11. Air grilles from the basement facing onto the rear landscape area will result in noise nuisance to the adjoining neighbour.12. Inadequate parking for additional floor space, increased traffic and should be referred to RTA.
CONCLUSION

Council should require the applicant to seek an alternative design solution for egress to allow the full extent of deep soil landscaping in the rear void area of the development to be utilised, and require that the basement ventilation system be redesigned to eliminate the South facing ventilation grilles or ensure, by appropriate design, that these grilles are for supply air only and acoustically treated to eliminate offensive noise being emitted to the adjoining residential premises.


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COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council oppose the proposed fire escape due to reduction of the deep soil landscaped area and oppose the proposed ventilation grilles due to noise impact on the adjoining neighbours.

THAT Council's solicitor be instructed to put Council's position on the application to the Land and Environment Court.

THAT Council appoint an expert consultant to examine an alternative egress provision to avoid loss of landscape area and provide evidence to the Court.

FURTHER, THAT Council appoint an accoustical engineer to present evidence to the Court.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL230A - 06NSW DEPT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING'S SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGION EDUCATION WEEK COMMITTEE - MERRYLANDS PUBLIC SCHOOL

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Acting Director Service Delivery

FILE REFERENCE

06/470

REASON FOR REPORT

Request for Hurstville City Council's donation of $500.00.

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Donation of $500.00

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

No


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Request for Hurstville City Council's donation of $500.00 to support the NSW Department of Education and Training's South Western Sydney Region Education Week Committee's commitment to an ongoing plan to:
- increasing awareness of Public Education
- changing perceptions of Public Education

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration.

REPORT DETAIL
Council has received correspondence dated 13 November, 2006 from Merrylands Public School as follows:

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COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT Council decline the request due to the limitations of a pre-determined budget.
(Moved Clr P Sansom/Seconded Clr S McMahon)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL231A - 06REQUEST FOR TREE REMOVAL AT 35 ANDERSON ROAD, MORTDALE

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Tree Management Officer, Mr S Caton

FILE REFERENCE

TR06/576

REASON FOR REPORT

Consideration by Council of a request for the removal of a tree at 35 Anderson Road, Mortdale

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 the removal of one Ficus species (Fig) located on private property at the rear of 35 Anderson Rd, Mortdale.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration.

REPORT DETAIL

A site inspection of No 35 Anderson Rd, Mortdale was undertaken on the 14th November 2006 by Tree Management Officer, Mr Stephen Caton in response to an application for the removal of a tree. At the rear of the property one Ficus species (Fig) was identified.

At the time of the inspection, the tree appeared to be in good health and condition with no obvious arboricultural reasoning for the tree to be removed. The Development Application has subsequently been determined by way of refusal.

A Request for Review form, in accordance with the requirements of Section 82A Review of Determination Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, has been sent to the applicant and has yet to be returned to Council for assessment.

The Acting Director - Service Delivery has been asked to have this matter referred to Council for consideration because of the damage the tree is causing to neighbouring properties.

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COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT approval be granted for removal of the tree.

(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL232A - 06REQUEST FOR TREE REMOVAL AT 46 LLOYD STREET, OATLEY

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Acting Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor

FILE REFERENCE

06/94 & 04/01176

REASON FOR REPORT

Consideration by Council of a request for the removal of a tree at 46 Lloyd Street, Oatley.

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 the removal of a Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Peppermint) located on private propety at 46 Lloyd Street, Oatley.

RECOMMENDATION
THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration.

REPORT DETAIL
A site inspection of No. 46 Lloyd Street, Oatley, was undertaken by Council's Tree Management Officer, Mr John Scanlan, in response to the owner's request for the removal of one Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Peppermint) and a further inspection by Tree Management Officer, Ms Aroha Rzepecky, in 2004 after which removal was refused on both occasions.

At the time of the inspection, the tree appeared to be in good health and condition with no obvious arboricultural reasoning for the tree to be removed. The Development Application has subsequently been determined by way of refusal.

The Acting Director Service Delivery has been asked by Councillor Philip Sansom to have this matter referred to Council for consideration because of the damage the tree is causing to the house and plumbing.

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COUNCIL RESOLUTION
RESOLVED THAT approval be granted for removal of the tree.
(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)


Meeting Date: 22/11/2006

ADDENDUM
CCL233A - 06PROPERTY MATTER –ACQUISITION OF PROPERTIES AT 243A AND 245-247 FOREST ROAD

REPORT AUTHOR/S

Ms H Hillier – City Centre Masterplan Project Manager

FILE REFERENCE

C05/28, C05/36

REASON FOR REPORT

To facilitate timely completion of disabled access to Hurstville Railway Station and link to the proposed new Bus Interchange

DOES AN EXISTING POLICY COVER THIS MATTER?

No

IF "NO" - SHOULD A POLICY BE DEVELOPED?

No

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

Yes, as contained in body of report.

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

Yes, COW024 – 06, COW076A – 05, COW084-05, COW046-06, COW070-06.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


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

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




REPORT DETAIL


APPENDIX


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

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


(Moved Clr S McMahon/Seconded Clr D Gillespie)