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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE

- MINUTES OF MEETING
Wednesday, 21st April 2010


The Meeting commenced at 7:00 pm.

PRESENT

Committee Members

Councillor V Badalati
Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Councillor N Liu
Councillor S McMahon


Council Staff

Director Service Delivery, Mr L O'Connor
Manager Environmental Services, Mr G Dickens
Manager Infrastructure Planning, Mr O Wijayaratna
Engineering Secretary, Ms W Mullen



APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

The following Councillor/s declared an interest in a matter before the Council:

Councillor S McMahon declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item TAC051-10 "Route 944, Changes to Bus Route by Punchbowl Buses" because of the attendance at a fundraining function by Punchbowl Bus Company.

Councillor V Badalati declared an interest in Item SD043-10 "Lugarno Spring Fair" as he is a member of the Lions Club of Lugarno.


SPEAKER
Prior to the commencement of the meeting, permission to speak at the Service Delivery meeting was granted to Ms Louise Radcliffe of the Oatley West Public School Parents & Citizens Association, to clarify some questions in relation to a request for a pedestrian crossing at Gungah Bay Road, Oatley.

(1) Clarification was requested as to whether traffic along Gungah Bay Road was in fact only one lane in each direction.
Council advised that according to the RTA Guidelines, any road wider than 10m wide is considered a four lane road.

(2) Because of the refuge island and no stopping restrictions, only two lanes of traffic can use the road. The problem is that if a person wants to turn right into their property then the through vehicle could use the inside lane to overtake the car on the left,which could create a hazardous situation to the pedestrian on the crossing. Accordingly RTA requires Council to construct kerb blisters to reduce the road width to accommodate one traffic lane in each direction.

(3) Council has provided a crossing in Mulga Road. If the RTA warrants does not comply, will Council still go ahead with the suggested proposal?
The RTA has the final say in this matter, however Council can approve it and give the RTA 14 days to respond. During this period RTA can appeal to the RTA Regional Traffic Committee, and their decision will be final.

(4) What is the cost of this pedestrian crossing?
The RTA will pay for the line marking and signage and Council will pay for the blisters, which may cost between $4,000 and $5,000.


MINUTES OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES

SD041-10 MINUTES: TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 01/04/2010 (09/345)
Committee's Recommendation
THAT the Minutes of the previous Meeting held on 4 March 2010 be confirmed as a true record.

(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)


REPORT ITEMS - SERVICE DELIVERY

SD042-10 2009/10 INFRASTRUCTURE PLUS ROAD RESHEET PROGRAM (09/802)
Committee's Recommendation

THAT Council approve the following revised list of projects as part of the 2009/10 Road Resheeting Infrastructure Plus Program:
* Road patching works in Milford Road, Meadowlands Road and Gardenia Street, Peakhurst
* Resheet - Cahill Street, Beverly Hills (full length) - this work has been completed
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:
* Resheet - Gungah Bay Road, Oatley (from Roberts Avenue to No. 30) - postponed due to Energy Australia trenching works
* Resheet - Intersection of Lily Street and Durham Street, Hurstville - listed for funding allocation 2010/11 - possible RTA funding if Grant application is successful.

(Moved Councillor V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)

SD043-10 LUGARNO SPRING FAIR (SF10/140)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

SD044-10 CONCESSIONAL BOOKING - OATLEY PARK CASTLE (SF10/79)
Committee's Recommendation

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 V Badalati / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

SD045-10 DEDICATION OF PARK BENCH IN EVATT PARK (10/314)
Committee's Recommendation

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 V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)

SD046-10 MINUTES OF THE TREE MANAGEMENT WORKING PARTY - 11TH MARCH 2010 (10/629)
Committee's Recommendation

THAT the minutes of the Tree Management Working Party held on Thursday 11th March 2010 be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

SD047-10 LIBRARY & INFORMATION WEEK AND INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATIONS (10/717)
Committee's Recommendation

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

SD048-10 OFFER FROM LIBRARY COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES - LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR HURSTVILLE LIBRARY MUSEUM & GALLERY SERVICE (SF09/425)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

SD049-10 TENDER - ANIMAL POUND FACILITY (09/1836)
Committee's Recommendation

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 V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)

SD050-10 FOOD INSPECTIONS - QUARTERLY REPORTS (09/1938)
Committee's Recommendation

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 V Badalati / Seconded Councillor B Giegerl, OAM)





REPORT ITEMS - TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

TAC036-10 1-5 AUSTRAL STREET, PENSHURST - DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION 09/DA-416 - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (09/DA-416:1)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

TAC037-10 ARNOLD STREET, PEAKHURST - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (10/781)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC038-10 HAMPDEN LANE, BEVERLY HILLS - REQUEST FOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS (04/1106)
Committee's Recommendation


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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC039-10 LUGARNO LIONS SPRING FESTIVAL 2010 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES (09/292)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC040-10 PENSHURST STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, PENSHURST - SAFETY CONCERNS AT SAINT DECLAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL (09/832)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC041-10 RAINBOW PARADE AND SUNSHINE PARADE, PEAKHURST HEIGHTS - REQUEST FOR A ROUNDABOUT (09/1850)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC042-10 CAIRNS STREET, RIVERWOOD - ROAD SAFETY CONCERNS (05/458)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC043-10 GUNGAH BAY ROAD, OATLEY - REQUEST FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (05/1951)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor N Liu)

TAC044-10 HURSTVILLE CITY CENTRE - REQUEST FOR PARKING AND DROP OFF & PICK UP ZONES (09/448)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC045-10 KING GEORGES ROAD, BEVERLY HILLS - RTA PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW (09/929)
Committee's Recommendation

THAT the report by the Senior Traffic Engineer be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC046-10 K2RQ PROJECT - REQUEST FOR A SITE COMPOUND IN WILLIAM STREET, RIVERWOOD (06/1067-4)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC047-10 K2RQ - REQUEST TO CLOSE WEBB STREET UNDERBRIDGE (06/1067-4)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC048-10 MORGAN STREET, KINGSGROVE - REQUEST FOR WEDDING/FUNERAL PARKING SPACES FOR ST THOMAS WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH (10/757)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC049-10 MULGA ROAD, OATLEY - REVIEW DECISION TO RETAIN THE EXISTING BUS STOP OPPOSITE COLES CARPARK ACCESS (07/112)
Committee's Recommendation

THAT Council's resolution of 24 June 2009 in regards to this matter be upheld.
(Moved Councillor B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC050-10 PENSHURST STREET, PENSHURST - REQUEST FOR A LOADING ZONE (09/767)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC051-10 ROUTE 944, CHANGES TO BUS ROUTE BY PUNCHBOWL BUSES (06/1253)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC052A-10 BELMORE ROAD, RIVERWOOD – PROPOSED TEMPORARY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING (06/1067-4)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)

TAC053A-10 BELMORE ROAD, PEAKHURST – REQUEST FOR A MARKED FOOT CROSSING (09/815)
Committee's Recommendation

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 B Giegerl, OAM / Seconded Councillor V Badalati)





The meeting finished at 7:40 pm.



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Chairperson