HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
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DATE FOR THE BUSINESS PAPER 95 11 29th November, 1995-

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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Meeting No. 16 to be held on 29 November 1995

21 November, 1995

The Mayor and the Councillors,

I have by direction to request your attendance at a meeting of the Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hurstville, on Wednesday, 29 November, 1995 at 8.00 p.m. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,




ACTING GENERAL MANAGER


NATIONAL ANTHEM

OPENING PRAYER: The Reverend Max Hogg, Hurstville Baptist Church
B U S I N E S S:

1. Confirmation of Minutes - 1 November, 1995
- 7 November, 1995
- 9 November, 1995
2. Apologies
2(a) Mayoral Minute:
3. Privilege
i. Condolences
ii. Other Matters of Privilege
4. Disclosure and Nature of Interest in Matters before Council
5. Reports (A) From Committees:
1. Finance Committee
2. Works Committee
3. Development Health & Planning Committee
4 Community Services Committee - 22 /11/1995
5. Matters referred to Council from Committee Reports
(B) From Councillors
(C) From Delegates:
6. Questions without Notice
7. Notices of Motion
8. Committee of the Whole
9. Adoption of Recommendations of Committee of the Whole

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HURSTVILLE

MAYORAL MINUTE




Following the State Government's directive on Residential Strategies as contained in the Residential Strategies Publication, September 1995, the General Manager, Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment, and myself, met with the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, the Hon. Craig Knowles, on Monday, 27th November, 1995.

At the meeting the Minister clarified the following:-

* The Government's strong support of urban consolidation and a variety of housing types.
* The need for Councils to prepare a Residential Strategy.
* The introduction of a State SEPP on 1st July for those Councils which did not comply.

He complimented Hurstville Council on the work carried out in its previous Residential Code and stressed the need to pursue the performance based approach to urban development combined with consistency in implementation.

We outlined Council's position as one of being willing to work with the Government's initiatives. We indicated Hurstville City Council's keenness to develop its own policies to achieve the desired outcome of a more compact urban form for the growing metropolitan region, whilst meeting the expectations of the local community.

We also stressed that in Hurstville's experience, the Land and Environment Court did not always understand the implications of performance based controls. The Minister said this issue was being investigated. The Director-General of Planning, Mrs Gabrielle Kibble, who was also present, sought Council's further advice regarding the difficulties faced in the Court.

The Minister was informed that Hurstville City Council would be interested in involving the State Government in the residential studies. The Minister indicated that he would support Hurstville Council with access to information on infrastructure, but additional resources were limited. I advised the Minister that Council would put a formal proposal to him.

The Minister was also informed that our Council wanted to pursue a more holistic planning approach using both prescriptive and/or performance controls in order to achieve agreed outcomes.

The Minister was very interested in the Council's moves towards a design process that gave more certainty for developers and the community as to what the outcomes would be. He strongly advocated a process where the Council dealt with policy issues and implementation was delegated to the professional officers. I strongly support this concept.

The meeting was very worthwhile and presented yet another opportunity to acquaint the Minister with proposals relating to Hurstville, which I must say, he was keen to hear.

I submit the above for the information of Councillors.







P Olah JP
Mayor of Hurstville

28th November 1995

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS CONTAINED IN THE
GENERAL MANAGER'S' REPORT
TO THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
TO BE HELD ON 29TH NOVEMBER, 1995



01:01 Visit By His Excellency, Mr Duan Jin, Consul-General, People's Republic Of China On Wednesday, 8th November, 1995

01:02 Report On The National General Assembly Of Local Government - Canberra - 12-15th November, 1995

01:03 Competitive Business Strategy

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
GENERAL MANAGER'S
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO 1 TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
TO BE HELD ON 29TH NOVEMBER, 1995


His Worship the Mayor & Councillors
Hustville City Council
The Civic Centre
HURSTVILLE

Dear Councillors,

Hereunder is my report No.01 to be submitted to the FINANCE Committee:-


01.01 VISIT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR DUAN JIN, CONSUL-GENERAL, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON WEDNESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 1995



HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .01
GENERAL MANAGER'S

. Recommendation VISIT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR DUAN JIN, CONSUL-GENERAL, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON WEDNESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 1995


RECOMMENDATION

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
GENERAL MANAGER'S


01.02 REPORT ON THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT - CANBERRA - 12-15TH NOVEMBER, 1995

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .02
GENERAL MANAGER'S

. Recommendation REPORT ON THE NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT - CANBERRA - 12-15TH NOVEMBER, 1995


RECOMMENDATION


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REPORT ITEM NO: .
GENERAL MANAGER'S


01.03 COMPETITIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY



* Records * Secretarial Services (b) Community Services
(d) Management Information Services (e) Human Resources

Twenty six (26) Business Units were identified as follows:

Business ManagerBusiness Units
Staff
Manager - Engineering AdministrationMechanics Workshop
10
Administration
4
Plant Pool
14
Manager - Assets & ContractsRoad Asset Group
2 + contractors
Manager - Design & InvestigationDesign Office
8
Manager Works(A) Construction
1
Road Construction/Maintenance
7
Concrete/Construction Maintenance Drainage
16 + contractors
(B) Maintenance
1
Cleansing Services
23
Building Cleaners
5
Trades Group
10
Manager - Parks & Recreation(A) Operations
1
Contract works
contractors
Golf Course
3
Landscape Construction
8
Bush Regeneration
14
Hurstville Oval
15
(B) Maintenance
1
Mobile Maintenance
12
Tractors
4
Parks & District Maintenance
25
(C) Other
Environmental Officer
1
Tree Maintenance & Preservation
6
Tennis Court Management
-
Golf Course Management
-
Manager - Traffic & TransportationTraffic Group
2 + contractors
Manager - Special ProjectsSpecial Projects Group
- + contractors
Manager - Development AdviceDevelopment Advice
-
Hurstville Aquatic Leisure CentreJ.A. Nicholas & Assoc.

(i) understood the concept of a competitive business strategy

(i) Purchasing & Warehouse Supply
(ii) Payroll Services
(iii) Rates & Cashiering
(iv) Financial Accounting
- Accounts Payable
- Accounts Receivable
- Asset Management
- Investment & Funds Management

(v) Financial Management & Statutory Reporting
(ii) Development Control (iii) Health Services (iv) Waste Management (v) Public Order and Safety

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .03
GENERAL MANAGER'S

. Recommendation COMPETITIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY


RECOMMENDATION

* * * * * * *


Yours faithfully,





H E J Wallace
General Manager

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
Appendix for Reports From Committees



. *Community Services Committee - 22/11/95

New AmiPro Document Object
PRESENT : COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The Chairman declared the meeting open at 7.05 pm.

DISCLOSURE & NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

There were no disclosures of interest to record.

1. CHILDREN'S SERVICES
1. CHILDREN'S SERVICES
1. CHILDREN'S SERVICES


2. YOUTH SERVICES

2. YOUTH SERVICES
2. YOUTH SERVICES3. DISABILITY SERVICES

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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