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DATE FOR THE BUSINESS PAPER 96 03 13th March, 1996-

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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Meeting No. 4 to be held on 13 March, 1996
5 March, 1996


The Mayor and the Councillors

Dear Member,

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, 13 March, 1996 at 8.00 p.m. to deal with the Business herein mentioned.

Yours faithfully,


GENERAL MANAGER


NATIONAL ANTHEM

OPENING PRAYER:
B U S I N E S S:

1. Confirmation of Minutes - 21 February, 1996
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 - 29/2/96
5. Community Relations Committee - 5/3/96
6. Special Policy Review, Forward Planning & Staff Committee - 6/3/96
7. 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



As Councillors will be aware, the new Federal Government was elected with a policy of restoring Sydney Airport's east-west runway to full operational status. There has been a high level of public debate and concern about the possible impact of this policy upon the residents of this area.

Throughout my career in public life, I have been a strong supporter of the second north-south runway, more commonly known as the third runway. Within weeks of my election to Council eight and a half years ago, I had moved to change Council's policy from one opposing the third runway to one supporting it. This was achieved despite Labor Party opposition. The benefits to our residents since the third runway's opening fully vindicate my support for it.

I also moved at that time to withdraw Council from the Australian Mayoral Aviation Council, which had effectively become an anti-third runway pressure group. When Gary Punch, as Aviation Minister, changed the rules to shorten the night curfew at Sydney Airport, and widen the type and number of planes allowed to fly during the curfew, I was again at the forefront of the fight to protect our community's interests.

Later, when the Hawke government reversed its previous position and announced that it would build the third runway, I strongly supported the move.

As can be seen, my record of support for the third runway and the huge benefits it has brought to the St George area is long-standing and unequivocal. Therefore, I was surprised recently to see the Member for Watson attack me over this issue. It should be remembered that until just over three years ago, he had been opposed to the third runway due to the effects on his inner-city seat. Then, having lost preselection for that seat and being placed into our area as the candidate for Watson, he experienced a miraculous conversion.

Unlike many others, I pride myself on my absolute consistency on this issue. I have always supported the third runway and the downgrading of the east-west runway, and always will. Whilst I feel great sympathy for those in the inner and northern suburbs adversely affected by the third runway, it is not my duty to represent them.

My first duty is to represent the people of Hurstville to the very best of my ability, without fear or favour. In this case, that duty clashes with the policy of the Federal Parliamentary wing of my Party. As always, my duty to the people will take priority.

I therefore recommend that Council authorize me, as Mayor, to take any action necessary to protect the residents of Hurstville from any operational change at Sydney Airport which may increase their exposure to aircraft noise.

Should this motion be carried, it is my intention to join Hurstville Council to the current legal action being undertaken by Rockdale, Botany and Randwick Councils. I believe the wide purview of the motion is necessary to allow this Council to react quickly to any circumstances which may arise in the campaign against the proposed restoration of the east-west runway.




Councillor P Olah JP
Mayor of Hurstville

11th March 1996

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: 08.00
Appendix for Reports from Committees



.96 * Community Services Committee - 28/02/96


REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HURSTVILLE
HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 1996


PRESENT : COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The Chairman declared the meeting open at 7.10 pm.

DISCLOSURE & NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

There were no disclosures of interest to record.

1. CHILDREN'S SERVICES
1.2 INVITATION TO VISIT COUNCIL'S CHILD CARE SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.

2. YOUTH SERVICES

2.1 FUNDING FOR YOUTH WEEK 21 TO 27 APRIL 1996

RECOMMENDATION

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.

3. AGED & DISABILITY SERVICES

3.1 HURSTVILLE CITY ACCESS COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.

3.2 SENIORS WEEK 1996

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.


3.3 HURSTVILLE MEALS-ON-WHEELS

RECOMMENDATION
4. GENERALIST SERVICES

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.

4.2 LOCAL GOVERNMENT SALARY SUBSIDY SCHEME

RECOMMENDATION

THAT the Manager - Community Services recommendation be adopted.


ADDITIONAL ITEM

THAT the correspondence be received and noted.

Meeting closed at 7.35 pm

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: 08.00
Appendix for Reports from Committees



.99 * Policy Review, Forward Planning & Staff Committee - 06/03/96




REPORT OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE POLICY REVIEW
FORWARD PLANNING AND STAFF COMMITTEE HELD
ON WEDNESDAY, 6 MARCH 1996 AT 6.33 PM

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
COUNCIL STAFF:


DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST
1. DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES'
REPORT NO. 1

ITEM 1.1 LEGAL MATTER

2. DIVISIONAL MANAGER - DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH'S
REPORT NO. 1

ITEM 2.1 WASTE MANAGEMENT REGIONS
POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 2

Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item(s) be considered in closed committee for the reason that publicity may be prejudicial to the interests of the Council or the individuals concerned and that the Press and the Public be excluded from this part of the meeting.

Further, that in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(1) and (2) of the Act, for the reason(s) above stated, the reports and correspondence relating to such matter (s) be withheld from the Press and the Public.

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 1 TENDERS FOR PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES TO COUNCIL (Item 1 of the Divisional Manager's Report No. 1 refers)


THE MEETING CONCLUDED AT 10.45 PM



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CHAIRPERSON



HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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