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COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES OF MEETING

Wednesday 28th April 2010


PRESENT

Council Members

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom
Councillor V Badalati
Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Councillor C Hindi
Councillor A Istephan
Councillor J Jacovou
Councillor N Liu
Councillor S McMahon
Councillor D Perry
Councillor W Pickering
Councillor A Wagstaff
Councillor C Wong

Council Staff

General Manager, Mr V Lampe
Director Administration, Mr J Tripp
Director Planning & Development, Mr B Daintry
Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor
Manager Governance, Mr B Cooke
Chief Financial Officer, Ms K Foldi
Manager Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
Manager Engineering Services, Ms M Whitehurst
Manager Public Relations & Events, Ms T Abraham
Manager Children's Services, Ms J Ribarovski
Commercial Property Manager, Mr G McDonald
Manager Environmental Sustainability, Mr I Curtis
MIS Operations Coordinator, Mr P Cordova
Governance Secretary, Ms D Regan


OPENING

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom opened the meeting at 7.02 pm.

Following the National Anthem, the meeting was led in the Opening Prayer by His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom stated "Council wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting is being held as the Bidjigal people of the Eora Nation."

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom also made a statement about audio and video recordings of the Council Meeting.


APOLOGIES

An apology was tendered by Councillor B Giegerl for having to leave the meeting tonight early, due to a prior commitment.

Minute No. 119
RESOLVED THAT the apology be accepted and leave of absence granted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)


MAYORAL MINUTECouncillors, tonight’s Mayoral Minute relates to three items.

The first item is about the impressive premiership victories of St George District Cricket Club’s first and second grade teams in the 2009/10 cricket season.

The ‘Saints’ Club boasts a long and illustrious history of world-class players, and will celebrate its centenary season in 2010/11.

Its first grade team captured a third successive premiership against arch rivals Sutherland District Cricket Club at Bankstown Oval on Sunday, 4 April 2010. Most impressively, the win was achieved on the second day of a match scheduled to last three days.

Highlight performances came from Trent Copeland, who took 67 wickets, to become the leading wicket taker in the competition, and Steven Cazzulino, the leading first grade run scorer, with 1,325 runs.

The team also won the Club Championship for the 23rd time in 2009/10.

In another three day match cut short by victory, St George’s second grade team dominated proceedings against Sutherland to take the premiership title at Sydney University on 4 April 2010. In addition, both the third and fourth grade teams made the finals, where they were unfortunately beaten by Parramatta District Cricket Club and Sutherland respectively.

In total, the Saints’ have won 100 premiership flags in its 99 year history.

It is fitting that such high achievers have as their home ground Hurstville Oval, which is regularly recognised as Sydney’s best cricket ground.

Congratulations to all the players, coaches and everyone else involved in the club for making this the most successful season in a long and proud history.

The second item relates to the appointment of Councillor Beverly Giegerl, OAM, as the Local Government Association representative on the A.R Bluett Memorial Trust.

Councillor Giegerl is the first woman appointed to the position since the Trust’s inception in 1945. The honorary position is for a five-year term.

Every year, the A.R Bluett Memorial Award recognises two councils that have achieved the greatest relative progress in NSW. It is renowned as the greatest accolade a council can achieve.

There are three Trustees/Judges; a representative of the Local Government Association, a representative of the Shires Association and a representative of Local Government Managers Australia (NSW Division).

I congratulate Councillor Giegerl on this outstanding achievement.

The last item relates to the 2010 St George Ball which will be held at the Conca D’Oro Events Centre this Friday night, 30 April 2010.

More than 310 people are expected to attend the function which raises money for the Prostate Cancer Institute at St George Hospital.

I look forward to seeing you all on the night.

I move reception of the minute.


Minute No. 120
RESOLVED THAT the Mayoral Minute be received and noted.

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

It was noted that Councillor V Badalati endorsed the Mayor's comments about the outstanding successes of the St George District Cricket Club and further congratulated the Club on their achievements.

It was noted that Councillor B Giegerl thanked the Mayor for his kind comments on her appointment as the Local Government Association representative on the A.R. Bluett Memorial Trust, and commented that this position will be both interesting and challenging.

It was noted that Councillor B Giegerl also gave an apology to Council's staff for her inability to attend the Cultural Awards to be held on Thursday, 29 April 2010. Councillor Giegerl wished them all well, noting their track record of outstanding achievements.

It was noted that Councillor C Hindi congratulated Councillor B Giegerl on her appointment as the Local Government Association representative on the A.R. Bluett Memorial Trust, and stated that Councillor Giegerl works hard for the community on a number of committees.

MATTERS OF PRIVLEGE

Condolences

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom stated that "it is with regret that I advise Council of the passing of John Andrew Moores of the Hurstville Salvation Army on 7 April 2010, aged 82 years. John was born on the Isle of Wight, England in 1927. The next year his family sailed for Australia with his parents; his first birthday was just 3 days after arriving in Australia. In July 1945 he enlisted in the Australian Army, just as Japan surrendered. After jungle training, he was shipped to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. He also served the people at this time delivering supplies around the coastal villages. John was 21 when he returned to Sydney and commenced work with Bankers and Traders Insurance. John loved a wide range of music and playing sport. John played soccer for the North Sydney Salvation Army Torchbearers. From 1953 to 1956, John worked in Inverell and throughout North West NSW. While there he served as Sunday School Superintendent at the Baptist Church. John married Olwyn Gates in November 1956. In November 1958, with baby son Greg, they moved to Mortdale Heights, their home for 21 years. Barry and Alison were born whilst living there. For the past 37 years John worshipped at Hurstville Salvation Army. He was Scout Leader there for six years and remained ‘Skip’ to many. In recent years John taught conversation English until his health failed. He took personal interest in all he taught and served the community in many ways. He was a Justice of the Peace and taught computer skills to seniors well into his 70’s. Thirteen years ago John was diagnosed with Myeloma. He faced the challenges of treatment with a positive attitude and kept his witty sense of humour and his wonderful smile. John loved the Lord and was an example to his family, including his three loved grandchildren, nieces and nephews, encouraging them all to follow Jesus, to pray about all things, and to live by the word of the Lord".

Minute No. 121
RESOLVED THAT condolences be conveyed as requested.

A minute's silence was observed in memory of those passed.

Other matters

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom advised Council of the birth of a son, Jack to Jenny and Ryan Asplet at St George Private Hospital on the 6 April 2010. Jack will be a little playmate for his sister Matilda. Both mother and baby are doing well. Ryan is Council’s Development Compliance Officer in the Planning and Development Directorate. A floral arrangement was sent to Jenny and Ryan on the 8 April congratulating them on the birth of their son.

Councillor W Pickering advised that this morning, one of the garbage trucks was leaking hydraulic fluid in Oak Street, Lugarno. Councillor Pickering further stated that he is concerned that the garbage truck may still be in operation and this is the reason for the urgency of this matter. The Mayor advised that the Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor will take the matter in hand.

Councillor W Pickering tabled a petition to Council from residents of Cypress Drive, Lugarno. A few weeks ago Council held a meeting, which I was unable to attend. The petition is from residents concerned about the possibility of a walking track in the area.

Councillor C Hindi wished the Mayoress, Mrs Sheila Sansom all the very best in tonight's operation, and a speedy recovery.

Councillor C Hindi responded to a Letter to the Editor,in the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, dated 27 April 2010, entitled Switch off phones in council,written by Jan Dawkins. Councillor Hindi stated that the article referred to the last Council meeting of 24 March 2010, which mentioned his name, and then quoted from the article:

In response to the letter, Councillor C Hindi stated that as you can see, I have my laptop here. The General Manager has encouraged all Councillors not to have hard copies, only electronic copies. Councillors often receive emails from staff, the General Manager and other colleagues shortly before a Council meeting starts about issues that may be debated at the meeting. There is nothing wrong with using the phone to receive emails whilst the meeting is in progress. I use the phone to type out notes to remind myself of what I have to say on the next issue. To assume that I was texting was incorrect, and to also assume that I was using a mobile phone was incorrect. During that Council meeting my 8 year old daughter was very sick and I also kept my emails on in case my wife needed to contact me to take her to the hospital. Secondly, and again quoting the article: He then proceeded to ask what the vote was all about. It is very simple, unlike other Councillors, I will not vote on an issue until I understand it properly. So if I missed a debate or I missed a motion, there is nothing wrong with asking what the motion is, so as to be informed before you vote. It is very important that I clarify a motion before voting - there is nothing wrong with that.


DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

The following Councillors declared interests in matters before the Council:

Councillor S McMahon declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant interest in Traffic Advisory Committee item number TAC051-10 Route 944, Changes to Bus Route by Punchbowl Buses.

Councillor D Perry declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant interest in Traffic Advisory Committee item number TAC051-10 Route 944, Changes to Bus Route by Punchbowl Buses.


SPEAKERS

There were no speakers from the public gallery.


MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Minute No. 122
CCL062-10 MINUTES: COUNCIL MEETING - 24/03/2010 (09/1229)
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Council held on 24 March 2010, as previously made available to each Councillor, be adopted, subject to the following amendment:

- Item NOM006-10 Notice of Motion – Pedestrian Safety Fencing at Peakhurst West Public School,Councillor A Wagstaff voted for the motion, instead of against in the division.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded C Hindi)

Minute No. 123
CCL063-10 MINUTES: EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 07/04/2010 (09/1229)
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 7th April 2010, as previously made available to each Councillor, be adopted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded C Hindi)

Minute No. 124
CCL064-10 MINUTES: FINANCE PROPERTY & PROJECTS COMMITTEE - 21/04/2010 (09/1213)
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Finance Property & Projects Committee held on 7th April 2010, be adopted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

Minute No. 125
CCL065-10 MINUTES: POLICY PLANNING ENVIRONMENT & MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE - 21/04/2010 (09/1216)
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Policy Planning Environment & Master Plan Implementation Committee held on 7th April 2010, be adopted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

Minute No. 126
CCL066-10 MINUTES: SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE - 21/04/2010 (09/1215)
RESOLVED THAT the Minutes of the Service Delivery Child Care Policy & Senior Citizens Policy Committee held on 7th April 2010, be adopted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded V Badalati)

COMMITTEE ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

The resolutions for all Committee items are included in the Appendix to these Council Minutes.


COUNCIL ITEMS

Minute No. 127
CCL067-10 RETURN OF THANKS (09/151)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)

Minute No. 128
CCL068-10 QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE (08/180)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor S McMahon)


Minute No. 129
CCL069-10 CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE REVIEW (10/246)
RESOLVED THAT the draft Code of Meeting Practice as submitted with amendments from the meeting be exhibited for a period of 28 days and for receipt of public submissions for a period of 42 days.

FURTHER THAT following the close of public submissions a further report be submitted to Council for consideration.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

It was noted that Councillor A Wagstaff voted against the motion.



Minute No. 130
CCL070-10 PROPOSED AUDIT COMMITTEE (09/2339)
RESOLVED THAT Council approves, in principle, the establishment of an Audit Committee and that the composition of the Committee be determined at a future Council meeting.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

It was noted that Councillor A Wagstaff asked the General Manager will the Audit Committee be involved in preparing a Risk Register? The General Manager took the question on notice, and will answer when the Audit Committee is established. The General Manager further added that he will discuss this matter with the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.


Minute No. 131
CCL071-10 ST GEORGE LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS (07/876)
RESOLVED THAT Council accept the invitation to become a Major Sponsor of the St George Local Business Awards 2010 at a cost of $5,000 (+ GST) to be funded from the Public Relations and Events budget.

(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


Minute No. 132
CCL072-10 REQUEST TO SPONSOR TVBA 2010 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE NEW TALENT SINGING CHAMPIONSHIP (SYDNEY REGION) (10/358)
RESOLVED THAT Council declines the sponsorship request from the TVBA 2010 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship (Sydney Region).

(Moved Councillor C Wong / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)


Minute No. 133
CCL073-10 REQUEST TO MEET CHINESE DELEGATION FROM COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA (10/337)
RESOLVED THAT Council approves a request from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to tour the Council Chambers with a Chinese delegation it will be hosting on 14 May 2010.

FURTHER THAT Council makes arrangements for a formal introduction between the Chinese delegation, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi.

(Moved Councillor C Wong / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)


Minute No. 134
CCL074-10 COUNCIL DELEGATION VISIT TO SISTER CITY IN CHANGZHOU (SF09/366)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor C Wong)


Minute No. 135
CCL075-10 2010 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT (10/652)
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the Civic Expenses Policy, interested Councillors, and other staff approved by the General Manager, be authorised to attend the Assembly, and that registration fees, other expenses and sustenance allowances be met by Council.

THAT consideration be given to the possible submission of motions to the General Assembly and, if so, the General Manager be given delegated authority to finalise these motions in order to meet the Association's deadline of Friday 30 April 2009.

FURTHER THAT any possible motions be also forwarded to the Local Government Association of New South Wales.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)

It was noted that His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom vacated the Chair at 8.10 pm, and resumed the Chair at 8.12 pm. In the Mayor's absence, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor C Hindi took the Chair.


Minute No. 136
CCL076-10 AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT (10/78)
RESOLVED THAT Council endorses the Mayor's acceptance of the invitation to attend the third meeting of the Australian Council of Local Government in Canberra on the 18 June 2010, and that the Council meets the costs for travel, accommodation and sustenance.

FURTHER THAT the Civic Office Expenses Policy be amended to allow for the Mayor or his/her delegate to attend such State or Commonwealth Government initiated 'local government' forums with the approval of the General Manager, and that the Council meets the costs for travel, accommodation and sustenance.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)


Minute No. 137
CCL077-10 MORTDALE COMMUNITY SERVICE INC REQUEST PERMISSION TO USE NICOL MURRAY RESERVE (10/42)
RESOLVED THAT the Mortdale Community Service Inc be permitted to use Nicol Murray Reserve on Monday 10 May 2010.

THAT Mortdale Community Service Inc supply Council with a copy of the Insurance Policy to cover them as well as the Kindi Farm.

THAT Council waive the fee of $363.00 for hiring the park.

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

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Wong)


Minute No. 138
CCL078-10 LOWER GEORGES RIVER SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN (09/240)
RESOLVED THAT Council endorse the Lower Georges River Sustainability Initiative Draft Business Plan as presented in this report .

THAT Council delegate its authority to the General Manager to formally endorse the Draft Business Plan by signing the final Draft document prior to it being resubmitted to the NSW Environmental Trust.

THAT the LGRSI Project Manager be invited to present the Project at future Councillor Workshop.

FURTHER THAT Council write a letter to the LGRSI Steering Committee advising it of Council's decision on this matter, and to acknowledge the efforts of the Committee and Project staff in progressing the LGRSI.

(Moved Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor S McMahon)

It was noted that Councillor A Wagstaff thanked the Manager Environmental Sustainability, Mr Ian Curtis and the other members of the Lower Georges River Sustainability Initiative team for their hard work in preparing the business plan.


Minute No. 139
CCL079-10 ASSURANCE OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES COMPLIANCE (10/184)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council's Children's Services staff be congratulated on ensuring fully compliant, high quality child care.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

It was noted that this decision was unanimous.


Minute No. 140
CCL080-10 PROPERTY MATTER - EXERCISE OF LEASE OPTION WITHIN HURSTVILLE HOUSE (08/862)
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 (closed Council Meeting) at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to commercial lease agreement and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(c) are regarded as being information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

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 Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor C Wong)


Minute No. 141
CCL081-10 PROBITY ADVICE - CITY CENTRE LEP, DCP, MASTERPLAN REVIEW PROJECT (08/1087-1)
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 (closed Council Meeting) at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to an agreement between Hurstville City Council and Hassell to develop the new City Centre planning controls and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(d) this is 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 Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor C Wong)


Minute No. 142
CCL082-10 PROPERTY STATUS REPORT (03/01037-1)
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 (closed Council Meeting) at which the press and public be excluded. Specifically, the matters to be dealt with pursuant to Clause 10A relate to Council Property and pursuant to Sub Clause (2)(c) are regarded as being information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

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 Councillor C Hindi / Seconded Councillor C Wong)


NOTICES OF MOTION

Minute No. 143
NOM008-10 NOTICE OF MOTION - QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HEALTH CHECKS (10/950)
Motion

THAT Council provides financial health check reports on a quarterly basis.
(Moved Councillor A Wagstaff / No seconder)
Result

The motion lapsed due to there being no seconder.


Minute No. 144
NOM009-10 NOTICE OF MOTION - POLE DEPOT PARK (10/965)
RESOLVED THAT the park on Forest Road Penshurst behind the Pole Depot Neighbourhood Centre be named, Pole Depot Park.

FURTHER THAT this name be submitted to the Geographical Names Board for formal assignment of the name under the Geographical Names Act 1966.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (CLOSED COUNCIL)

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

Minute No. 145
RESOLVED THAT Council now resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole (Closed Council) and in accordance with Section 10A of the Local Government Act 1993, Council Staff (other than members of the Executive, the Minute Secretary and others at the invitation of the Chairperson) and members of the press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber during consideration of the items referred to Committee of the Whole.

FURTHER THAT in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Act, the reports, correspondence and other relevant documentation associated with these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.
(Moved Councillor J Jacovou / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

It was noted that, in line with her apology, Councillor B Giegerl, OAM left the chamber and did not participate in the consideration of the Committee of the Whole items.


Minute No. 146
COW021-10 PROBITY ADVICE - CITY CENTRE LEP, DCP, MASTERPLAN REVIEW PROJECT (08/1087-3)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

THAT Council retain Hassell as the lead town planning and urban design consultants in the preparation of the Hurstville City Centre Local Environmental Plan (LEP), Development Control Plan (DCP) and the amended Master Plan because a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders to complete the project.

THAT the General Manager and staff procure such other expert advice necessary to assess options identified as a result of consultations with Councillors and to finalise the draft Hurstville City Centre Local Environmental Plan, Development Control Plan and the amended Master Plan for adoption by Council for public exhibition.

FURTHER THAT the General Manager and his delegates authorise, within financial delegations, payment of variations arising from options identified as a result of consultations with Councillors.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)

The motion on being put was carried on voices and a show of hands. Councillors C Hindi, A Wagstaff and D Perry requested a division.

Division


    For:

    Councillor P Sansom, Councillor S McMahon, Councillor J Jacovou, Councillor W Pickering, Councillor C Wong, Councillor N Liu, Councillor A Istephan, Councillor V Badalati

    Against:

    Councillor D Perry, Councillor A Wagstaff, Councillor C Hindi

    Not Present:

    Councillor B Giegerl
Result

Upon the division being recorded the motion was declared carried.


Minute No. 147
COW022-10 PROPERTY STATUS REPORT (03/01037-1)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

Minute No. 148
COW023-10 PROPERTY MATTER - EXERCISE OF LEASE OPTION WITHIN HURSTVILLE HOUSE (08/862)
RESOLVED THAT Council approve the lease option as per the terms and conditions outlined in this report.

FURTHER THAT authority be given for the Mayor and the General Manager to execute all relevant documentation and where applicable under the Common Seal of Council.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)

Minute No. 149
RESOLVED THAT the Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.

(Moved Councillor J Jacovou / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)


OPEN COUNCIL

Minute No. 150
RESOLVED THAT the Report of the Committee of the Whole as detailed be received and that the recommendations be adopted.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 9.10 pm.

Minutes confirmed this twenty-sixth day of May, in the year two thousand and ten.





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Chairperson

COUNCIL MEETING

APPENDIX – COMMITTEE ITEMS


FINANCE PROPERTY AND PROJECTS

FIN021-10 DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST (09/1560)
RESOLVED THAT the officer holding the position of Development Compliance Officer be a Designated Person under Section 441 of the Local Government Act 1993.

FURTHER THAT the Disclosure of Interest Returns lodged by the Designated Persons listed in the report be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)


FIN022-10 CERTIFICATE OF CASH & INVESTMENTS AS AT 31 MARCH 2010 (D10/38356)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



FIN023-10 ICTC SOCIETY 2010 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION (09/1246)
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the Civic Expenses Policy, interested Councillors, and other staff approved by the General Manager, be authorised to attend the conference, and that registration fees, other expenses and sustenance allowances be met by Council.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



FIN024-10 2010 FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT (10/16)
RESOLVED THAT in accordance with the Civic Expenses Policy, interested Councillors, and other staff approved by the General Manager, be authorised to attend the 2010 Future of Local Government Summit, and that registration fees, other expenses and sustenance allowances be met by Council.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



FIN025-10 ST GEORGE CHARITY GOLF DAY (09/93-2)
RESOLVED THAT Council approves sponsorship, to the extent of $500, to the St George Charity Golf Day and Celebrity Luncheon on 14 May 2010 at Beverly Park Golf Club in support of The St George Children with Disabilities Fund.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



POLICY PLANNING ENVIRONMENT AND MASTER PLAN IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

PPE005-10 ACCREDITATION OF COUNCIL BUILDING SURVEYORS (10/656)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT a further report seeking the necessary recommendation from Council, allowing the applications for accreditation of Council's Building Surveyors to be submitted to the Building Professionals Board, be submitted to Council.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)


PPE006-10 HURSTVILLE COUNCIL FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM (10/151)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council supports and endorses the Fire Safety Program as outlined in this report.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



PPE007-10 UPDATE ON STRATEGIC PLANNING PROJECTS AND RELEASE OF DOCUMENTS BY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION (09/215)
RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT allocation be made in the 2011/2012 budget for the commissioning of a Heritage Study, to be completed within 12 months of gazettal of the Hurstville Comprehensive Local Environmental Plan 2011.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



PPE008-10 MATTERS SUBMITTED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS - LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION AND LIMITED CONSENTS - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE (09/1077)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor C Hindi)



SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE

SD042-10 2009/10 INFRASTRUCTURE PLUS ROAD RESHEET PROGRAM (09/802)
RESOLVED THAT Council approve the following revised list of projects as part of the 2009/10 Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus Program:

THAT Council Officers inform all affected resident of the proposed works and construction times.

FURTHER THAT it is recommended that the following projects that were approved at the Council Meeting held on 26 August 2009 to be postponed:
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD043-10 LUGARNO SPRING FAIR (SF10/140)
RESOLVED THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from Thursday, 16 September 2010 to Saturday 18th September to setup provided schools and Georges River District Cricket Association are contacted and setup around existing bookings, and all day Sunday, 19th September 2010 being the Festival.

THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno forward details of the amusement devices to be erected and evidence that the amusement device is registered under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001, as well as a copy of the Amusement Operators contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability this should be in the amount of not less than $10millon.

THAT Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials, to be funded from Additional Donations (Parks & Miscellaneous) budget.

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

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville supply Council with a copy of their contract of insurance/and or indemnity which Indemnifies Council of any liability, this should be in the amount of not less then $10millon.

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.

THAT the Lions Club of Hurstville need to contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer as soon as possible on 9330 6222 to advise of food stalls and vendors.

THAT permission be granted to hold an equestrian event in Gannons Park as part of the Spring Fair.

THAT permission be granted to temporarily open the Robin Street toilets, cover the “Leash Free Dog Zone” notices in the lower half of the park and erect their own signs ”WARNING, HORSES, STAY CLEAR, Children to be supervised and dogs on leash”.

THAT permission be granted to use the middle portion of Gannons Park between Ernest St and Kara Lane to accommodate an overflow of public parking, applying a bus borrowed from the Rural Fire Service to transport people up to and down from the upper park.

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

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD044-10 CONCESSIONAL BOOKING - OATLEY PARK CASTLE (SF10/79)
RESOLVED THAT Council Waive the standard booking fee of $308.00 for the hiring of Oatley Park Castle and the $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

FURTHER THAT Oatley Park revenue budget be reimbursed from the Additional Donations budget to the extent of $308.00.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD045-10 DEDICATION OF PARK BENCH IN EVATT PARK (10/314)
RESOLVED THAT the matter be deferred so that a policy can be developed after which the matter be brought back to the next meeting for consideration.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD046-10 MINUTES OF THE TREE MANAGEMENT WORKING PARTY - 11TH MARCH 2010 (10/629)
RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the Tree Management Working Party held on Thursday 11th March 2010 be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD047-10 LIBRARY & INFORMATION WEEK AND INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATIONS (10/717)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD048-10 OFFER FROM LIBRARY COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR HURSTVILLE LIBRARY MUSEUM & GALLERY SERVICE (SF09/425)
RESOLVED THAT the grant offered to Council under the Library Development Grant Funds from the Library Council of New South Wales be formally accepted.

THAT the Library Officers involved be congratulated for the efforts.

FURTHER THAT this matter also be referred to the Manager Public Relations & Events for inclusion in the next Hurstville City Council's Newsletter.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD049-10 TENDER - ANIMAL POUND FACILITY (09/1836)
RESOLVED THAT The report be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT Council endorse the proposal to proceed to tender with both the Councils of Kogarah and Rockdale, for the provision of a Pound Facility for all animals impounded as a result of the activities of Council's animal impounding contractor.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


SD050-10 FOOD INSPECTIONS - QUARTERLY REPORTS (09/1938)
RESOLVED THAT the information be received and noted.

FURTHER THAT procedures, including the possibility of reorganising and providing additional resources are put into place so that all 450 food premises within the LGA are inspected at least once every 12 months.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC036-10 1-5 AUSTRAL STREET, PENSHURST - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 09/DA-416 - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (09/DA-416:1)
RESOLVED THAT Council's concerns be referred to the Director Service Delivery and the Senior Development Assessment Officer for the matter to come back with a report to Council or Workshop for discussion.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC037-10 ARNOLD STREET, PEAKHURST - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (10/781)
RESOLVED THAT a comprehensive traffic and pedestrian count be carried out in Arnold Street, Peakhurst to establish the traffic situation in Arnold Street and to examine the need for traffic calming measures.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC038-10 HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS (04/1106)
RESOLVED THAT a 30 metre "No Parking" restriction be installed on the eastern side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres to the north of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills and up to the existing power pole to the south of the subject vehicular crossing.

THAT a 15 metre No Parking restriction be installed on the western side of the unnamed laneway at the rear of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills. The restriction be spaced approximately 5 metres either side of the vehicular crossing of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills.

FURTHER THAT the resident of 47 Hampden Street, Beverly Hills be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC039-10 LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2010 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES (09/292)
RESOLVED THAT arrangements be made to install following temporary traffic control measures on Sunday 19th September, 2010 to facilitate the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival at Gannons Park, Peakhurst.
THAT a TMP be submitted to the RTA for the proposed traffic management measures.

FURTHER THAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be notified of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC040-10 PENSHURST STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, PENSHURST - SAFETY CONCERNS AT SAINT DECLAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL (09/832)
RESOLVED THAT the revised layout plan for the upgrade of existing pedestrian refuges in Penshurst Street and Percival Street, Penshurst to marked foot crossings be approved.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC041-10 RAINBOW PARADE AND SUNSHINE PARADE, PEAKHURST HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A ROUNDABOUT (09/1850)
RESOLVED THAT the request for a roundabout at the intersection of Rainbow Parade and Sunshine Parade, Peakhurst Heights be denied.

THAT the existing GIVE WAY signage and line marking at this intersection be reviewed and upgraded

FURTHER THAT the resident be notified of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC042-10 CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (05/458)
RESOLVED THAT the request to convert Cairns Street, Riverwood to one-way street and to prohibit parking on one side of Cairns Street, Riverwood be denied.THAT subject to acceptance of property owners driveway delineation line-markings be installed at all the vehicular crossings of the properties located on the narrow part of Cairns Street, Riverwood.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC043-10 GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (05/1951)
RESOLVED THAT a comprehensive traffic count be carried out in Gungah Bay Road near its intersection with Oatley Park Avenue and surrounding streets to establish the current traffic situation and to identify if there is a need for a pedestrian crossing at this location.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wagstaff be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC044-10 HURSTVILLE CITY CENTRE - REQUEST FOR PARKING AND DROP OFF & PICK UP ZONES (09/448)
RESOLVED THAT Sutherland and St George Transport Forum be provided the details of existing on-street parking facilities in McMahon Street, Dora Street, Forest Road and Queens Road as outlined in the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC045-10 KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS- RTA PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW (09/929)
RESOLVED THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC046-10 K2RQ PROJECT - REQUEST FOR A SITE COMPOUND IN WILLIAM STREET, RIVERWOOD (06/1067-4)
RESOLVED THAT K2RQ Alliance request to install a site compound along the eastern side of William Street south of Morotai Avenue be approved provided that appropriate fees and charges are paid and condtions set by Council's Commercial Property Manager are met before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected businesses in Riverwood before the occupation of Council land.

THAT K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the proposed site compound before the occupation of Council land. The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT K2RQ be informed of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC047-10 K2RQ - REQUEST TO CLOSE WEBB STREET UNDERBRIDGE (06/1067-4)
RESOLVED THAT the K2RQ Alliance request to close Webb Street underbridge for drainage works be approved, subject to K2RQ submit Traffic Manamgement Plan for the RTA for approval.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to consult the affected residents before the proposed road closure.

THAT the K2RQ Alliance be requested to submit a dilapidation report, prepared by a professional engineer, on Council’s infrastructure within and near the road closure before the road closure The dilapidation report must specify (with supporting photographic/DVD evidence) the exact location and extent of any damaged or defective public infrastructure. Upon completion of the works, the K2RQ Alliance shall bear the cost of reinstatement of Council infrastructure to its original condition.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be informed of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC048-10 MORGAN STREET, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR WEDDING/FUNERAL PARKING SPACES FOR ST THOMAS WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH (10/757)
RESOLVED THAT the existing 9.5 metre long No Parking restriction outside St Thomas War Memorial Church at 4 Morgan Street, Kingsgrove be converted to a "No Parking, Weddings and Funeral Vehicles excepted" zone.

FURTHER THAT Councillor Wong be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC049-10 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REVIEW DECISION TO RETAIN THE EXISTING BUS STOP OPPOSITE COLES CARPARK ACCESS (07/112)
RESOLVED THAT Council's resolution of 24 June 2009 in regards to this matter be upheld.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC050-10 PENSHURST STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A LOADING ZONE (09/767)
RESOLVED THAT the request for reinstalling the Loading Zone outside 11 Penshurst Street, Penshurst be denied.

FURTHER THAT the resident be advised of Council's decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC051-10 ROUTE 944, CHANGES TO BUS ROUTE BY PUNCHBOWL BUSES (06/1253)
RESOLVED THAT Council write to Punchbowl Bus Co and NSW Ministry of Transport requesting detailed information in regard to recent changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville.

FURTHER THAT all complaints received by Hurstville City Council in regards to changes to Bus Route 944, Bankstown to Hurstville be referred to Punchbowl Bus Company and NSW Ministry of Transport for investigation and appropriate action.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

Councillor S McMahon declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant interest in Traffic Advisory Committee item number TAC051-10 Route 944, Changes to Bus Route by Punchbowl Buses.
Councillor D Perry declared a non-pecuniary, non-significant interest in Traffic Advisory Committee item number TAC051-10 Route 944, Changes to Bus Route by Punchbowl Buses.



TAC052A-10 BELMORE ROAD, RIVERWOOD– PROPOSED TEMPORARY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (06/1067-4)
RESOLVED THAT the proposal to temporarily convert the existing pedestrian refuge island located on Belmore Road, near Morotai Avenue, into a marked pedestrian crossing be approved subject to RTA approval.

FURTHER THAT the K2RQ Alliance be advised of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


TAC053A-10 BELMORE ROAD, PEAKHURST – REQUEST FOR A MARKED FOOT CROSSING (09/815)
RESOLVED THAT the request for a marked pedestrian crossing in Belmore Road between Shenstone Road and Henry Lawson Drive be investigated in detail. The outcome of the investigation be reported to the Traffic Advisory Committee for consideration.

FURTHER THAT Mr Robert Furolo, MP, Member for Lakemba be advised of Council’s decision.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)