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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF MEETING
Wednesday, 13 October 2010


7 September 2010


His Worship The Mayor and Councillors


I have by direction to inform you that a meeting of the Service Delivery Child Care Policy & Senior Citizens Policy Committee of the Council will be held at the Civic Centre, Hurstville on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 at 7.00 pm for consideration of the business mentioned hereunder.


Victor G D Lampe
General Manager


BUSINESS

1. Apologies
2. Disclosures of Interest
3. Consideration of Reports


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Councillor S McMahon (Chairperson)
Councillor V Badalati
Councillor B Giegerl, OAM
Councillor N Liu



The Quorum for the meeting is 3

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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY OF ITEMS
Wednesday, 13th October 2010



ITEMS


SD118-10 MINUTES: TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 07/10/2010 (09/345)

SD119-10 1 WILLIAM ROAD, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST TO REMOVE EXISTING DRAINAGE EASEMENT (10/2715)

SD120-10 COMMUNITY CAROLS - TIMOTHY RESERVE, HURSTVILLE (10/996)

SD121-10 COMMUNITY CAROLS - SMITH PARK, KINGSGROVE (10/1136)

SD122-10 MORTDALE RSL SUB-BRANCH CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - MORTDALE MEMORIAL PARK (10/48)

SD123-10 2010-11 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT EXPENDITURE (CDSE) SCHEME (09/1709)

SD124-10 STREET LIGHTING - CHANGES TO ANNUAL CHARGES (10/10)

SD125-10 ST GEORGE CAREER COMPASS (10/1165)

SD126-10 NAMING OF CREEK FLOWING INTO LIME KILN BAY BUSHLAND SANCTUARY (SF10/562)

SD127-10 CLOSURE OF HURSTVILLE CITY LIBRARY IN JANUARY 2011 FOR INSTALLATION OF NEW CARPET (07/934)

SD128-10 ENTERTAINMENT DATA BASE (10/1078)



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SD119-101 WILLIAM ROAD, RIVERWOOD - REQUEST TO REMOVE EXISTING DRAINAGE EASEMENT
Report Author(s)Manager Infrastructure Planning, Mr Oman Wijayaratna
File10/2715
Reason for ReportTo obtain Council approval to remove existing drainage easement on 1 William Road, Riverwood
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNone
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received a representation from Ms Gray, the daughter of her elderly mother, Mrs Moya Claire Townsend, the owner of 1 William Road, Riverwood requesting to remove the existing 1.83 metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood from the title (Certificate of Title Volume 5345 Folio 189, Lot D Registered No. 69702).



AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT necessary action be taken to remove the existing 1.83 metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood from the title (Certificate of Title Volume 5345 Folio 189, Lot D Registered No. 69702) provided that the owner of the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood bears the legal and administration costs involved in this matter.

FURTHER THAT the owner of 1 William Road, Riverwood be advised of Council’s decision.



REPORT DETAILS

Council has received a representation from Ms Gray, the daughter of her elderly mother, Mrs Moya Claire Townsend, the owner of 1 William Road, Riverwood requesting to remove the existing 1.83 metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood be from the title (Certificate of Title Volume 5345 Folio 189, Lot D Registered No. 69702).

Ms Gray has made a number of representations to Council stating that her elderly mother, Mrs Moya Claire Townsend who is the owner of No: 1 William Road Riverwood needs intensive care following an accident. She has stated in her letter to Council, in part, that:

Ms Gray claims that prospective buyers have been and continue to be reluctant to consider the purchase of this property due to the two easements on this 1005 square metre property.

One easement is a 4.57-metre (15 feet) wide sewer easement in favour of Sydney Water. Sydney Water has advised the owners that there is a 1.5-metre sewer main in this easement and is located 10 metres deep. Sydney Water has further advised that a future purchaser could submit plans that would be taken on a case-by-case basis for developing the property.

The other is a diagonal 1.83-metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement in favour of Hurstville City Council. There are no Council assets (stormwater pipes) within this easement.

Ms Gray has written to Council requesting, in part, that:

As a part the K2RQ Project, the RailCorp has upgraded the existing stormwater line along the rail corridor. As a result the existing 1.83-metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on 1 William Road, Riverwood has become redundant and the removal of this easement will not have any impact on potential drainage improvements in the area.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT necessary action be taken to remove the existing 1.83 metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood from the title (Certificate of Title Volume 5345 Folio 189, Lot D Registered No. 69702) provided that the owner of the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood bears the legal and administration costs involved in this matter.

FURTHER THAT the owner of 1 William Road, Riverwood be advised of Council’s decision.

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT necessary action be taken to remove the existing 1.83 metre (6 feet) wide drainage easement on the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood from the title (Certificate of Title Volume 5345 Folio 189, Lot D Registered No. 69702) provided that the owner of the property at 1 William Road, Riverwood bears the legal and administration costs involved in this matter.

FURTHER THAT the owner of 1 William Road, Riverwood be advised of Council’s decision.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





APPENDIX
Drainage Easement on 1 William Rd Riverwood.pdf


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SD120-10COMMUNITY CAROLS - TIMOTHY RESERVE, HURSTVILLE
Report Author(s)Sport and Recreation Officer, Mrs C Irwin
File10/996
Reason for ReportTo approve the use of Timothy Reserve for Community Carols on Sunday 19th December 2010
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsCasual Park Hire fee of $363.00 (already waived)
Previous Reports ReferencedYes



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from the Salvation Army (in association with Rotary Club of Hurstville) requesting to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Timothy Reserve on Sunday, 19 December 2010. As part of their submission, the Salvation Army request access to the toilets in Hurstville Oval and permission to hold a fireworks display.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use Timothy Reserve to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 10am – 10pm.

THAT The Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use the toilet facilities within Hurstville Oval after 6.30pm, due to cricket being played at Hurstville Oval.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Timothy Reserve and Hurstville Oval facilities are left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT the fireworks display be located inside Hurstville Oval diagonally opposite the grandstand used for the Carol’s Service.

THAT the generator be stored behind the scoreboard on the western side of Hurstville Oval as done in previous years.

THAT The Salvation Army and the Rotary Club of Hurstville provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT Council organise to have two groundsmen from Hurstville Oval work from 10am – 10pm as per last year’s arrangement.



REPORT DETAILS

Council has received representations from the Salvation Army (in association with Rotary Club of Hurstville) requesting to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Timothy Reserve on Sunday, 19 December 2010. As part of their submission, the Salvation Army request access to the toilets in Hurstville Oval and permission to hold a fireworks display.

The following letter was received from Trevor Nicol (Major) of the Salvation Army on 30 August 2010 outlining their request:



This event has been held successfully in previous years, with Council imposing standard conditions for the use of Timothy Reserve and permission to hold a fireworks display. The Salvation Army has already provided a letter from Foti International Fireworks with a copy of their license.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use Timothy Reserve to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 10am – 10pm.

THAT The Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use the toilet facilities within Hurstville Oval after 6.30pm, due to cricket being played at Hurstville Oval.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Timothy Reserve and Hurstville Oval facilities are left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT the fireworks display be located inside Hurstville Oval diagonally opposite the grandstand used for the Carol’s Service.

THAT the generator be stored behind the scoreboard on the western side of Hurstville Oval as done in previous years.

THAT The Salvation Army and the Rotary Club of Hurstville provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT Council organise to have two groundsmen from Hurstville Oval work from 10am – 10pm as per last year’s arrangement.

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use Timothy Reserve to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 10am – 10pm.

THAT The Salvation Army Hurstville (in association with the Rotary Club of Hurstville) be permitted to use the toilet facilities within Hurstville Oval after 6.30pm, due to cricket being played at Hurstville Oval.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Timothy Reserve and Hurstville Oval facilities are left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT the fireworks display be located inside Hurstville Oval diagonally opposite the grandstand used for the Carol’s Service.

THAT the generator be stored behind the scoreboard on the western side of Hurstville Oval as done in previous years.

THAT The Salvation Army and the Rotary Club of Hurstville provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT Council organise to have two groundsmen from Hurstville Oval work from 10am – 10pm as per last year’s arrangement.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD121-10COMMUNITY CAROLS - SMITH PARK, KINGSGROVE
Report Author(s)Sport & Recreation Officer, Mrs C Irwin
File10/1136
Reason for ReportTo request permission to hold Community Carols in Smith Park and request Council's assistance to provide items.
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsCasual Park Hire fee of $363.00, 10 sulo bins (approx $150) and 3 portaloos (approx $490.00)
Previous Reports ReferencedYes



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from Beverly Hills Anglican Church wishing to hold a Christmas Carols Night at Smith Park on Sunday, 19 December 2010. Beverly Hills Anglican Church have also requested additional bins and toilets for the proposed event.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church be permitted to use Smith Park to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church 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 Council provide the Beverly Hills Anglican Church with requested materials as outlined.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee but impose a $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

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



REPORT DETAILS

Council has received representations from Beverly Hills Anglican Church wishing to hold a Christmas Carols Night at Smith Park on Sunday, 19 December 2010. Beverly Hills Anglican Church have also requested additional bins and toilets for the proposed event.

The following letter was received from Beverly Hills Anglican Church outlining their request:



A review of their request by Council Officers indicates that approximately ten (1) grabage bins and three (3) port-a-loos will be required to facilitate the event.



COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church be permitted to use Smith Park to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church 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 Council provide the Beverly Hills Anglican Church with requested materials as outlined.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee but impose a $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

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

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church be permitted to use Smith Park to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, 19 December 2010 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

THAT Beverly Hills Anglican Church 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 Council provide the Beverly Hills Anglican Church with requested materials as outlined.

THAT Council waive the standard booking fee but impose a $200.00 refundable cleaning deposit.

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

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD122-10MORTDALE RSL SUB-BRANCH CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - MORTDALE MEMORIAL PARK
Report Author(s)Sport & Recreation Officer, Mrs C Irwin
File10/48
Reason for ReportTo request permission to hold Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park and request Council's assistance to provide items.
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsCasual Park Hire Fee of $363.00
(already waived), 8 sulo bins (approx $120) and 2 portaloos (approx $490)
Previous Reports ReferencedYes



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council has received representations from Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch requesting Council's permission to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park on Saturday 11th December, 2010. Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch have also requested Council's assistance by supplying garbage bins and portaloos.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch request to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park on Saturday 11th December, 2010.

THAT Council provide Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch with all requested material.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Mortdale Memorial Park is left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch is notified of this requirement.



REPORT DETAILS

Council has received representations from Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch requesting Council's permission to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park on Saturday 11th December, 2010. Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch have also requested Council's assistance by supplying garbage bins and portaloos. The following is a letter received by Council on 22 September, 2010 from R Miller, Hon. Secretary of Mortdale RSL sub-branch:

“Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch will be holding their annual Christmas Carols in Mortdale Memorial Park, Saturday 11th December 2010 and request permission to the use of the park for this function, we would be grateful if you could supply us with 2 porta loos and 8 garbage bins.

Please confirm the above............”

A tentative booking has been placed in Event Pro.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch request to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park on Saturday 11th December, 2010.

THAT Council provide Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch with all requested material.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Mortdale Memorial Park is left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch is notified of this requirement.

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor J Jacovou)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch request to hold their Annual Carols by Candlelight in Mortdale Memorial Park on Saturday 11th December, 2010.

THAT Council provide Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch with all requested material.

THAT Council impose a refundable cleaning deposit of $200.00 to ensure Mortdale Memorial Park is left clean and tidy, removing all rubbish and candle wax from the premises.

THAT Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch provide Council with a copy of their Public Liability Cover.

FURTHER THAT the provision of the requested materials and services be on the condition that Council receives appropriate recognition on all promotional material and advertising associated with the event and that Mortdale RSL Sub-Branch is notified of this requirement.

(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD123-102010-11 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT EXPENDITURE (CDSE) SCHEME
Report Author(s)Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden
File09/1709
Reason for ReportFor the information of Council
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNil
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides an update on the operations of the Hurstville Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Committee.



AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report be received and noted


REPORT DETAILS

The 2010-11 round of funding under the CDSE scheme has now been concluded.

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

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

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

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

The Committee has developed into a cohesive and effective unit with both the individual Club representatives on the Committee and the Club Boards generally embracing the spirit and objectives of the scheme in funding those applications which align with the identified local priority need categories which are generally based on the Social Plans.

In the current round (ie 2010-11) a total of $330,573 was allocated under the Scheme to fund 41 organisations to implement 47 projects all of which met the local priority needs. The range of projects assisted children, the aged, people with mental illness, people with disabilities, people from CALD backgrounds, adolescents and the unemployed. This is the largest amount of funding ever allocated under the local scheme.

Since its commencement (in 2000) the CDSE Scheme in the Hurstville LGA has distributed over one and a half million dollars in funds to organisations to directly or indirectly benefit the local area.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the report be received and noted

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the report be received and noted
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD124-10STREET LIGHTING - CHANGES TO ANNUAL CHARGES
Report Author(s)Manager Community Services, Mr D Linden
File10/10
Reason for ReportFor information
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsPotential savings could be achieved.
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report sets out details of a proposal by Energy Australia to replace obsolete street lights in the LGA


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the report be received and noted


REPORT DETAILS

For many years the standard street light fitting (known as a luminaire) for residential streets in the Hurstville LGA (and other LGAs) was the twin 20 watt fluorescent fitting. These luminaires are supplied and maintained by Energy Australia and Council reimburses Energy Australia for the associated costs as well as for the electricity usage (the latter aspect is now provided through a different supplier). Council's budget for street lighting in 2010-11 is slightly less than $1.5M.

Several years ago energy efficient luminaires were introduced and have been gradually replacing the twin 20 watt luminaire. The new luminaire being installed by Energy Australia comprised a 42 watt Compact Fluorescent Lamp contained within an improved housing and was known as a CFL 42W. Ironically when first introduced the annual charge for the capital and maintenance costs were approximately 50% more than those for the Twin 20 watt. In recent times these charges have returned to more comparable figures. However Energy Australia then sought to recover the residual value of the replaced Twin 20 watt luminaires at around $250 per luminaire. Upon receipt of this advice around August 2009 Council ceased to issue any further requests for replacement of the obsolete luminaires and the matter was referred to the SSROC Street Light Improvement Program consultant for investigation and advice.

Advice has now been received from Energy Australia indicating that it is prepared to waive the residual value of the estimated 650 Twin 20 watt luminaires in the LGA subject to Council agreeing to them being replaced with the energy efficient luminaires. While on the face of it this offer has merit it does not include any details about the actual impact it will have on Council's annual charges and Energy Australia (following representations by the SSROC consultant) has agreed to provide this information by the second week in October.

Energy Australia has also advised that following discussions with the SSROC consultant it has agreed to include a 32 watt CFL in the list of standard street light luminaires. The use of this luminaire will further reduce the annual electricity usage charges by 21 % without compromising the light output.

Upon receipt of the information from Energy Australia as indicated above the SSROC consultant will prepare a full report on the impact on each of the member Council's annual charges. It is expected that there will be a saving but the amount is yet to be determined. As this report may not be received in time for the information to be reported to Council, as Energy Australia has set a deadline for a response by 12 November, it is proposed that the offer be accepted and a further report be submitted to a subsequent meeting.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the report be received and noted

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the report be received and noted
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD125-10

ST GEORGE CAREER COMPASS

Report Author/s

Community Worker Youth Services, Ms K Brown

File

10/1165

Reason for Report

For information

Existing Policy?

No

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

None

Previous Reports Referenced

No



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Council supported local services and organisations to hold the first St George Career Compass at the Hurstville Entertainment Centre on the 15 of September 2010.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted


REPORT DETAIL

The St George Career Compass was organised for the first time in the local area after a need was identified by schools, young people and services for a coordinated careers expo focused on young people. Council has for a number of years participated in the Careers Transition Expo which provides specific career advice for students with a disability but this event was the first organised for the general student population.

Career Connections, who are partnership brokers in the area, approached Council and other services to run the event in the local area as the same event has been organised successfully in the Canterbury/Bankstown LGA for the past 3 years.

The event was developed by a committee from many different services and organisations, including the Department of Education and Training, MAX Employment, MTC Work Solutions (Youth Connections), St George Career Development Centre, Kogarah Council, Centrelink, 1300 Apprentice and the National Disability Service.

The event was sponsored by MTC Work Solutions, Centrelink and MAX Employment.

St George Career Compass was targeted at local schools and involved 3 main elements. A Try A Trade, where young people could get to feel and touch what it would be like to work in a trade. Guest speakers throughout the day, to inspire young people and to explain the direction they should take to achieve their dream, this included Steve Mortimer (NRL legend), and Victor Lampe, Hurstville City Council's General Manager; the last element was the stall holders, with over 40 stalls on the day offering individual advice to young people about how they can succeed in their chosen career, or what to do when they finish school.

Appropriately 300 people attended the careers expo most of these being young people from local schools and from the evaluation on the day it seems to have had a very positive result.

It is proposed to hold the event again next year.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)





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SD126-10NAMING OF CREEK FLOWING INTO LIME KILN BAY BUSHLAND SANCTUARY
Report Author(s)Historical & Cultural Services Coordinator, Ms G Beswick, Local Studies Officer, Ms J Fitzsimons and Curator, Ms J Allen
FileSF10/562
Reason for ReportSeek Council approval for naming of creek flowing into Lime Kiln Bay Bushland Sanctuary to be put forward to the Geographical Names Board of NSW
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsNone
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides information on potential names for a previously unnamed creek near Lime Kiln Bay. The report has been provided following a suggestion by members of Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc to name the creek “Kimber’s creek” after a dairy farmer who apparently owned a dairy near the creek site.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT Council submits an application to the Geographical Names Board of NSW to officially name the creek in question “Dairy Creek” after the multiple dairy farms and milk vendors that have operated alongside the creek and around the general area.


REPORT DETAILS

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc wrote to Council in August 2010 regarding the “Name for creek flowing into Lime Kiln Bay Bushland Sanctuary, Oatley” (D10/81067).
Their correspondence “refers to the creek which rises near Boundary Road and flows under Glen Road into Lime Kiln Bay Bushland Sanctuary”.

Their letter states:


Council Officers conducted research into the possibility of naming the creek, Kimber’s Creek as suggested by the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc, the results of which are below.

However, it is the recommendation of Council’s Local Studies Officer and Curator, with the information available at this time, that the creek be named “Dairy Creek” after the dairies and milk vendors which operated in and around this area. Dairies were located on Glen Rd and Acacia St as well as in Trafalgar St. Dairies have been owned/operated in this area by a number of families which included the Scarratt, Kimber and Wright families.

Historical and Cultural Services staff from the Library, Museum & Gallery met with the President of the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society on 8 September 2010 to discuss the research into the creek. A variety of options were discussed and these are summarised in the background research below. In recent contact on 30 September 2010 with the Vice-President of Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society there was consensus that the name “Dairy Creek” would be the most appropriate and historically accurate designation.

Guidelines for ‘Commemorative naming’ from the Geographical Names Board of NSW (GNB) state that “The GNB seeks to recognise outstanding achievement in the community by commemoratively naming relevant geographical features. Acts of bravery, community service and exceptional accomplishment by both individuals and groups are grounds for this recognition” and “The GNB’s primary directive is to give precedence in using the names of Aboriginal origin associated with the feature or a name with an historical background in the area of the feature. Local Councils are encouraged to use these long standing practices where possible" Land and Property Management Authority / Geographic Names Board of New South Wales 2009.


Background research
The following is a short summary of the research conducted into the uses and owners of the land surrounding the creek in question.

Examples of historical and recent maps showing the location of the creek in question are included below for reference purposes.


Image 1 – Parish Map showing original land grants 28th March 1887 - Barcode 140198, image ID 14019801
Image 2 – Parish Map showing land owners 1903 - Barcode 140194, image ID 14019401


Image 3 – Satellite image from Google Maps showing approximate location of creek today.
Image 4 – Map from Google Maps showing approximate area of creek today.

Original land grants - Original land grants closest to the creek area belonged to W. Barton, W.D.Stewart, J.W.A.White and James Oatley (refer to images 1 and 2 above). Below is some information on these people.

· W. Barton
· J.W.White
· W.D. Stewart
· James Oatley
· Kimber family
In their letter to Hurstville Council, Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc suggests that locals in the early twentieth century used to refer to the creek flowing into Lime Kiln Bay Bushland Sanctuary as Kimber’s creek after the Kimber family who ran a dairy farm beside the creek. Unfortunately this is not confirmed as no written evidence has come to light, to date.



Image 5 – Electoral roll, subdivision of Peakhurst 1930, showing Kimber family address.


Image 6 - Sands Directory, 1932-33, showing Wright & Kimble (Kimber?) dairy in Trafalgar Street, Peakhurst


Image 7 – Electoral roll, subdivision of Peakhurst, 1936, showing Kimber families address.


Image 8 – Electoral roll, subdivision of Peakhurst, 1943, showing Kimber families address.


Image 9 - Electoral roll, subdivision of Smithfield, 1949, showing Kimber family’s address.


Image 10 Rate notices, 1929, Showing William George Wright’s property valuation


Image 11 Rate notices, 1936, Showing William George Wright’s property valuation


Image 12 Rate notices, 1939, Showing William John Kimber’s property valuation


Bibliography
Davis, P., The Hurstville Story: A History of Hurstville Municipality 1887-1987., 1986, Hurstville, NSW, Marque Publishing
Geeves, P & Jervis, J., Rockdale: Its Beginnings and Development, Municipal Council of Rockdale, 1986

Harrison, E., St George Stories Exhibition Background History. Background to Aboriginal and European Events, People, and Places in the St. George Region, 2008, internal report, unpublished.

Hatton, D.J., Development of the Suburbs: Peakhurst, Penshurst, Mortdale & Oatley, Hurstville Historical Society, 1981.

Pullen, D., Traditional Aboriginal Names for the Natural Regions and Features in the Hills Shire, 2010. The Hills Shire Library Service, NSW.
Shaw, M., Peakhurst South, 1992, Kogarah


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT Council submits an application to the Geographical Names Board of NSW to officially name the creek in question “Dairy Creek” after the multiple dairy farms and milk vendors that have operated alongside the creek and around the general area.
(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT Council submits an application to the Geographical Names Board of NSW to officially name the creek in question “Dairy Creek” after the multiple dairy farms and milk vendors that have operated alongside the creek and around the general area.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SERVICE DELIVERY CHILD CARE POLICY & SENIOR CITIZENS POLICY COMMITTEE
Wednesday, 13th October 2010


SD127-10CLOSURE OF HURSTVILLE CITY LIBRARY IN JANUARY 2011 FOR INSTALLATION OF NEW CARPET
Report Author(s)Customer Service & Outreach Coordinator, Ms M El-Chami and Manager Library Museum & Entertainment, Ms R Schulz
File07/934
Reason for ReportFor the information of Councillors
Existing Policy?NoNew Policy Required?No
Financial ImplicationsYes, from existing budget
Previous Reports ReferencedNo



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Hurstville City Council will install new carpet in the Hurstville City Library between Tuesday 4th and Friday 14th January 2011, inclusive (eleven days). As this is a large scale project Library services at Hurstville will close over the installation period to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. Penshurst Branch Library will remain open.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted.


REPORT DETAILS

Hurstville City Library requires new carpet due to heavy wear of the current carpet which has been in place since opening in September 2001. With over 1,000 people visiting the library daily, the existing carpet is worn and due for replacement.

The project involves the removal of existing carpet and the installation of new carpet for a floor plan of over 2,000 metres squared. The process involves the removal of all shelving, stock (books, CDs, DVDs, magazines etc) and furniture, removal and disposal of the existing carpet, preparation of the existing floor and installation of new carpet. As such, it is deemed a risk to allow patrons or staff to work and study side-by-side with the contractors. The Manager Contracts, Ms S Geadah, advises that removalists and carpet installers require 10-12 days to complete the work.

As January is typically the quietest period at Hurstville Library, 4-14 January 2011 have been selected as the closure period.

Penshurst Branch Library will remain open with their regular opening hours.

To assist our customers, staff will:


Hurstville Library staff will continue to work over this period, in the workroom that remains unaffected by the carpet replacement. Over this period, staff not on annual leave will:
As per the Local Government (State) Award, all staff will be given appropriate notice of the intended works.

The cost of this work is approximately $130,000 and is being funded from Councils's Infrastructurre Plus Program.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor N Liu / Seconded His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom)



RESOLUTION - CCL

THAT the information be received and noted.
(Moved Councillor S McMahon / Seconded Councillor W Pickering)





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SD128-10

ENTERTAINMENT DATA BASE

Report Author/s

Community Worker Youth Services, Ms K Brown

File

10/1078

Reason for Report

For information

Existing Policy?

No

New Policy Required?

No

Financial Implications

Within current budget allocations

Previous Reports Referenced

No



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A need has been identified to develop an Entertainment Database of local performers/artists/entertainers.


AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

THAT the information be received and noted


REPORT DETAIL

Arising out of consultations with young people and the wider community it has been identified that in the St George region there are limited opportunities for performers/entertainers/artists to promote themselves and for organisations (like Council) to access performers/entertainers/artists for events they are holding.

Hurstville's Museum and Gallery is undertaking an exhibition in 2011 called ‘let me entertain you’. This exhibition will focus on young people’s role/experiences in the entertainment industry both past and present. This has generated discussion among Council staff from MIS, Community Services and Museum/Gallery and Library about how to develop a database that can be used to obtain the local contacts for the exhibition. It was identified that what was needed was a sustainable/low maintenance database for the whole region.

The current LINCS data base was not suitable for this purpose and an existing website called Arts Connect was identified as being appropriate. It provides a central access point for artists to promote themselves and to be found.

The artists pay an annual membership fee to the website in return for which the staff at Arts Connect develop a promotion page for the artist and add them to the database/website listings. The public can search this website to find the artist they would like to use or for information about artists. The website will soon have a search by location element meaning that artists from the Hurstville/St George area can be searched for specifically.

While the data base/website will be available to all artists to register it is proposed to assist the younger local artists to promote themselves by providing incentives for them to register through financial assistance by meeting the initial cost of registration ($75 for one year). This sponsorship may be offered in lieu of payment for performances at events or through a selection process which identifies disadvantaged young artists who would benefit from an opportunity for promotion. Funds are currently available within the youth services budget to enable this support to be provided.


COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SD

THAT the information be received and noted

(Moved His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Sansom / Seconded Councillor N Liu)





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