MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 31 JULY, 1996 AT 8.20 PM
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor P Olah (Chairperson)
Councillor J Griffin
Councillor F Dominelli
Councillor M V Lynch
Councillor B McDonald
Councillor C G Neil
Councillor M O Frawley
Councillor B Giegerl
Councillor M M Smith
Councillor R A A Stewart
Also Present by invitation:
Divisional Manager - Business & Financial Services
Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services
Divisional Manager - Engineering
Divisional Manager - Health & Development
Manager - Corporate Services
Manager - Library & Information Services
Mr Peter O'Connell, Hunter Valley Research Foundation (In connection with Item 1.2)
Mr Russell Olsson, Urban Design Australia (In connection with Item 1.07)
228 RESOLVED THAT the apologies be received and leave of absence granted.
Apologies for inability to be present were tendered on behalf of Councillor W F Pickering and Councillor P R Sansom.
DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL
1. GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
There were no declarations of interest to record.
1.01A PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (See 1.01A - General Manager's Report No. 2)
2. DIVISIONAL MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT
229 RESOLVED THAT the matter be referred to Council for consideration in Committee of the Whole.
2.01 ST GEORGE REGION HOUSING MARKET STUDY - HURSTVILLE ANALYSIS MAY 1996
2.02 COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TOWARDS SERVICES PROVIDED BY HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
230 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
Mr Peter O'Connell, Hunter Valley Research Foundation, was invited by the Mayor to address the Council in relation to the survey methodology and findings of that survey as set out in the final report "Community Attitudes towards Services provided by Hurstville City Council", a copy of which had been made available to the Councillors, and to respond to questions from the Members.
2.03 RESIDENTIAL STRATEGIES - STAGE I
231 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted AND THAT Mr Peter O'Connell be thanked for taking the time to address the Council.
232 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
2.04 RESIDENTIAL STRATEGIES - STAGE II
2.05 BEVERLY HILLS AND RIVERWOOD TOWN CENTRE & RESIDENTIAL CENTRE
233 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
2.06 HURSTVILLE TOWN CENTRE STUDY
234 RESOLVED THAT Hill Thalis and Randles Hill be appointed to carry out the Town Centre/Residential Strategies Stage II Studies in Beverly Hills and Riverwood AND THAT the allocation of the firm to a particular study be at the discretion of the Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment.
At the invitation of the Mayor, Mr Russell Olsson of Urban Design Australia elaborated on the methodology and objectives of the Hurstville Town Centre Study, and the short and long term strategies required to achieve the desired outcome.
2.07 HURSTVILLE TOWN CENTRE RETAIL/COMMERCIAL DEMANDS.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor R A A Stewart, occupied the Chair during the temporary absence of the Mayor from the Chamber.
235 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted and that Mr Russell Olsson be thanked for taking the time to address the Council.
2.08 APPOINTMENT OF A STRATEGIC/CORPORATE PLANNER
236 RESOLVED THAT the Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment investigate the additional cost involved in extending the study to the year 2020 AND THAT PD Hill be appointed to carry out the study.
2.09A PLANNING REFORM GREEN PAPERS
237 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
238 RESOLVED THAT the report be received and noted.
239 RESOLVED THAT Council now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item be considered in Committee of the Whole for the reason that publicity may be prejudicial to the interests of the Council or the individuals concerned and that Council staff (other than members of the Executive and the City Recorder ), and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber -
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
1.01A Property Matter - Hurstville
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 this matter be withheld from the Press and the public.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2
1.01A PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE (See 1.01A - General Manager's report No. 1)
THAT the General Manager's recommendation be adopted.
240 RESOLVED THAT Committee of the Whole revert to Open Council.
241 RESOLVED THAT the Report of the Committee of the Whole as read by the General Manager be received and that the recommendations be adopted.
THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.35 PM
CONFIRMED THIS SEVENTH DAY OF AUGUST
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX