EXECUTIVE SUMMARYAt the Council meeting on 22 November 2011, Council approved the concessional rental of Smith Park for the Kingsgrove Community Aid for a Children's Day event. Council also gave approval for rides and activities to be held at the park. Due to wet weather the event was postponed.This report is to advise Council that the event has been rescheduled for 25 May 2012. All activities as stated in the original report remain unchanged.AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT the report be received and notedREPORT DETAILSKingsgrove Community Aid sent an email on 4 May advising Council of the rescheduled date for their first children's day event at Smith Park Kingsgrove. The event is scheduled for 25 May 2012 from 10am to 1pm. The event is to provide fun activities for the four playgroups that are held at the centre. The groups are Mother's with mental illness, Indigenous, mainstream and children 0-2.The original date approved by Council was postponed due to a period of heavy and consistent rain leading up to the event.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SDTHAT the report be received and noted
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYLugarno Football Club, are seeking Council's permission to lodge a Development Application to undertake an extension on top of the existing canteen/amenities building in Gannons Park. AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT Council, as owner of the land, approve the lodgment of the Development Application and subsequent Construction Certificate to extend the existing canteen/amenities building .THAT the usually applicable Damage Deposit and related inspection fee associated with Construction Certificate Application be waived.FURTHER THAT Lugarno Football Club be informed of Council's decision.REPORT DETAILSLugarno Football Club made representation to Council Officers requesting land owners consent to lodge a development application to build above the existing canteen/amenities building at Gannons Park. The clubhouse which they propose to build will meet the needs of their growing membership base, and address current storage issue. Further consultation with Council Officers should be undertaken prior to lodgement of the Development Application.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SDTHAT Council, as owner of the land, approve the lodgment of the Development Application and subsequent Construction Certificate to extend the existing canteen/amenities building .THAT the usually applicable Damage Deposit and related inspection fee associated with Construction Certificate Application be waived.FURTHER THAT Lugarno Football Club be informed of Council's decision.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Lugarno Lions Club are again seeking Council's permission to hold the Lugarno Spring Festival in Gannons Park and supply Lugarno Lions with the requested items as in previous years. The Lions Club have also requested Council install a power box on the light pole near the cricket nets. AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT the Lions Club of Lugarno be permitted to use Gannons Park from Thursday, 20 September 2012 to Saturday 22th September to setup provided schools and Georges River District Cricket Association are contacted and setup is around existing bookings, and all day Sunday, 23 September 2012 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 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 Council provide the Lions Club of Lugarno with all requested materials, to be funded from Additional Donations Budget.THAT Council hire a generator to meet the power needs of the Lugarno Lions to be located near the cricket nets.THAT the park hire fee be waived, however a damage deposit of $1066.00 be imposed. 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 to advise of food stalls and vendors.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.FURTHER THAT Council reserves the right to withdraw this authority in the case of prolonged inclement weather.
REPORT DETAILSThe Lugarno Lions Club have made representation to Council Staff requesting support for the 2012 Lugarno Spring Festival to be held in September at Gannons Park. The Lugarno Lions Club have requested that Council waive the park booking fees and supply the following:Equipment
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis report is presented for Council to give consideration to the waiving of the standard booking fee of $375.00 for the use of Council's parks and reserves for annually conducted community focused events.AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $375.00 for all the events listed in the table contained in this report.FURTHER THAT, a refundable cleaning deposit of $213.00 or a damage deposit of $1,066.00 as applicable be imposed according to the recommendation in the same table as applications are lodged.REPORT DETAILSEach year Council receives various requests from community based organisations to use our facilities, but more particularly to have the standard booking fee of $375.00 to use the parks or reserve waived.This results in numerous reports to Council each year as Council Officers do not have the delegated authority to determine the waiving of fees. In order to make this process more efficient, it is recommended that a report goes to Council on an annual basis combining all such requests known for the forthcoming financial year.Should additional requests be lodged throughout the year then these would be the subject of a separate report to Council. The attachd list contains those events which are conducted annually and for which Council has in previous years determined that the booking fees be waived on the basis that they are community events.Should Council support waiving the park booking fees for the tabled community events, the cost should be funded from the Additional Donations budget. The Additional Donations Budget annually is $20,000. At a Council meeting on 4 April 2012 CCL132-12, $7000.00 was approved by Council. Council are advised that there are other reports which affect this Budget for consideration at the Council meeting of 16 May 2012.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SDTHAT Council waive the standard booking fee of $375.00 for all the events listed in the table contained in this report.FURTHER THAT, a refundable cleaning deposit of $213.00 or a damage deposit of $1,066.00 as applicable be imposed according to the recommendation in the same table as applications are lodged.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYA representation has received from Canterbury City Council advising that they are planning to initiate a flood management plan for Cooks River and Wolli Creek Catchments. Canterbury City Council has invited Hurstville City Council to participate and extend the flood management plan to cover the catchment area under Hurstville City Council’s jurisdiction.AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT Hurstville City Council participate in the proposed flood management plan for Cooks River and Wolli Creek Catchments.FURTHER THAT the required funding for the proposed flood management study be allocated from the 2012-2013 Drains M & R Budget.REPORT DETAILS A representation has received from Canterbury City Council advising that they are planning to initiate a flood management plan for Cooks River and Wolli Creek Catchments. The plan will require a flood risk management study to evaluate management options for the floodplain in respect of both existing and proposed developments within the subject catchments. The proposed development of the plan presents an opportunity for Hurstville City Council to participate and extend the flood management plan to cover the catchment area under Hurstville’s jurisdiction. Canterbury City Council has approached Hurstville City Council in this regard. The other local government areas that falls within this catchment include Rockdale, Marrickville, Burwood, and Strathfield.The proposed study will use the 1994 Cooks River Flood Risk Management Study, the 1995 Cooks River Risk Management Plan and the 1996 Wolli Creek Flood Study as a basis. It is considered that these studies are outdated and need to be reviewed as the demography the Cooks River and Wolli Creek Catchment areas have changed notably since 1996.It is advised that suburbs of Hurstville, Kingsgrove, Beverly Hills, about 80% of Penshurst and Narwee drains into Cooks River and Wolli Creek catchments. The proposed study will provide guidance in managing stormwater with respect to both existing and proposed developments in these suburbs.Canterbury City Council has not finalised the final scope of works for the proposed study as it will dictate by the level of financial contributions they receive from the Councils listed above. Canterbury has suggested basing the level of contributions on each council’s length of frontage onto Cooks River. Canterbury has advised that couple of Councils have already committed to contribute to the proposed study. The estimated cost to develop the proposed flood management plan is in the order of $240,000 as detailed in the table below. Estimated Cost to Develop the Proposed Flood Management Plan:
Estimated Level of Contribution from Each Council
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SDTHAT Hurstville City Council participate in the proposed flood management plan for Cooks River and Wolli Creek Catchments.FURTHER THAT the required funding for the proposed flood management study be allocated from the 2012-2013 Drains M & R Budget.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis report is presented to Council to gain approval for the installation of timber decking and new handrails at the Booth Saunders Pavilion as part of the 2012/13 Building Maintenance Infrastructure Plus Program.AUTHOR RECOMMENDATIONTHAT Council approve the installation of timber decking and new handrails at the Booth Saunders Pavilion as part of the 2012/13 Building Maintenance Infrastructure Plus Program.REPORT DETAILSCouncil will recall that at its meeting on 27 April 2011, approval was granted to undertake repainting of the Booth Saunders Pavilion at Hurstville Oval. Repainting works included both external facade and internal walls. In accordance with Council's Procurement Policy, quotations were sought and a contract was awarded to undertake the works. The cost of the painting has come out cheaper than first estimated because of the contraction in the construction industry and as such there is surplus funds to do additonal works at the Booth Saunders Pavilion.Over the past two years, Council has received numerous requests to level the viewing platform at Booth Saunders Pavilion for functions and general usage. This would include the installation of a Merbau deck and associated adjustments to handrails and balustrades to ensure that the deck complies with Australian Standards and Building Code of Australia Regulations. Quotations were sought for these works, with an estimated contract value of $20,000 received.Accordingly, it is recommended that the surplus of Building Maintenance Infrastructure Plus Funds for 2012/13 allocated to the repainting of the Booth Saunders Pavilion be utilised to level the viewing platform as outlined above.COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION - SDTHAT Council approve the installation of timber decking and new handrails at the Booth Saunders Pavilion as part of the 2012/13 Building Maintenance Infrastructure Plus Program.