MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 7 AUGUST, 1996 AT 8.06 PM


PRESENT:

Council Members: Leave of Absence:

Councillor C G Neil
(Minute No. 262 - 7/8/96)Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Pastor David Owens, Vineyard Christian Fellowship

National Anthem and Opening Prayer:


CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES


Council Meeting - 17/7/1996



Council Meeting - 31/7/1996
APOLOGIES

MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

CONDOLENCES:

Council was saddened to learn of the passing on 4 August 1996 of MR ALLEYN ALBERT GAINSFORD, OAM. Mr Gainsford was instrumental in forming the St George Athletics Club over which he presided for 55 years. A notable athlete, Mr Gainsford represented New South Wales in the Australasian Cross Country Championships in 1925, but will be most remembered for his encouragement and support of young athletes in the St George area and for his long involvement in the Scouting Movement. Councillor M V Lynch requested that Council's condolences be conveyed to the family of the late Mr Gainsford.
Council then observed a period of silence as a mark of respect.




OTHER MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE:

Petitions:
Matter of Urgency -
Proposal for a Second International
Airport at Holsworthy
Greenleaves Mission
from Shiroishi, Japan

Councillor M M Smith advised that eight students from Council's Sister City in Japan, Shiroishi, and their chaperones, Mrs Yoshiko Fujimori, a teacher of English in Shiroishi, and Mr Hideyoshi Ichijo of the Board of Education, had spent the past week in Hurstville; the students had stayed with families from Peakhurst High, Kingsgrove High, Sydney Technical High School and Danebank Anglican School for Girls. The visit had been delightful for both the students and their host families who had indicated they would be more than happy to repeat the experience. Councillor Smith had escorted the chaperones on a tour of local schools and it had been pointed out that August 6 was Hiroshima Day, a day that is commemorated with great reverence and understanding in Japan; this was self evident in the interaction at the schools. In closing, Councillor Smith said that during a tour of the local environment, the visitors had been very impressed by how well Hurstville's parks and amenities were maintained and she wished to compliment the Engineering and Parks and Gardens staff on their excellent work.



LGA Executive Meeting -
Reduction in Childcare
Operational Funding

Councillor B Giegerl advised that this Council's concerns in regard to the mooted reduction in childcare operational funding had been shared by other delegates to the meeting. A similar report had been prepared by Fairfield Council. It had been a unanimous decision to refer the matter to the Australian Local Governement Association. Other important issues discussed were 'Regionalisation' and response to the Green Paper on Planning Reform expressing grave concern at the concept of private certification.

The Mayor added that as Council would be aware, a very successful meeting on the childcare operational funding issue had been held in Hurstville, prior to which he had written to the Prime Minister, the Federal Treasurer, the Federal Finance Minister, the Federal Minister for Community Services, the Opposition Leader, the three relevant Opposition Shadow Ministers, the Leader of the Democrats and local Federal Members of parliament, as well as to caregivers in the area. The Mayor commented that the proposal seemed more a philosophical measure than a cost saving exercise - apparently involving a voucher-style system based on an electronic card - which would disadvantage well-run, well-supervised and well-trained childcare facilities in favour of less professional centres that could operate more cheaply. Well-run Council facilities for example which provided care for 0-2 year olds, children with physical or learning disabilities and special needs, would be under threat as these services were very expensive to provide and, as a consequence, were not readily available elsewhere.



Retirement
from Meeting:

Councillor F Dominelli with the consent of the Mayor retired from the meeting as he was involved in a major fund-raising exercise for the Cancer Care Lodge.




DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

Declarations of interest in the following matters were made by -
Councillor P R Sansom - Item 4.26A (Drainage Local Rate Projects 1996/97) - Resident in the area affected.
Councillor M M Smith - Item 3.13 (Request for financial assistance - Miss Amy Roams) - Member of Danebank School Council.





REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor M M Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of discussion and voting on Item 3.13.
WORKS COMMITTEEInterest: In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor P R Sansom withdrew from the meeting for the period of discussion and voting on Items 4.26A.




DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's ReportREPORT OF THE SPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON
24 JULY 1996
REPORT OF THE POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 31 JULY 1996


MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE -

General Manager' Report

ITEM 1.01 CITY OF CHANGZHOU - POSSIBLE FURTHER RELATIONSHIP
Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report

ITEM 3.17 RIVERWOOD COMMUNITY POLICING CENTRE - PROPOSED RELOCATIONDEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's ReportITEM 6.04.02 94 MOONS AVENUE, LUGARNO - PROPOSED SPLIT LEVEL DWELLING


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Resolved that in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Local Government Act, 1993, the following item(s) 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), members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber.

General Manager's Report No. 2

Item 1.01 Property Matter - Hurstville
Item 1.02A Property Matter - Hurstville: 3 Patrick Street, Hurstville

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 2

Item 3.01 Property Matter - Kingsgrove
Item 3.02 Council's Various Insurances
Item 3.03 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.04A Councillor Matter - Clr R A A Stewart
Item 3.05A Councillor Matter - Clr C G Neil


Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 2

Item 4.01 Beatrice Street, Hurstville - Illegal Removal of Tree
Item 4.02 Quotations to Supply and Deliver (1) Isuzu Crew Cab Tipper
Item 4.03 Quotations for the Supply and Delivery of Motor Vehicles



Policy Review Forward Planning & Staff Committee Meeting Report No 2 - 31/7/96

Item 1.1 Organisation Structure
Item 1.2 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 these matters be withheld from the Press and the public.



GENERAL Manager'S report No. 2

ITEM 1.01A PROPERTY MATTER - QUEENS ROAD, DORA AND
BOND STREETS (See Item 1.02A of the General Manager's Report No. 1)

ITEM 1.02A PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE - 3 PATRICK STREET, HURSTVILLE (See Item 1.03A of the General Manager's Report No. 1)DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 3.01 PROPERTY MATTER - KINGSGROVE - PATHWAY BETWEEN STONEY CREEK ROAD AND MORRIS AVENUE (See Item 3.14 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.02 COUNCIL'S VARIOUS INSURANCES (See Item 3.15 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.03 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.19 of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.04A COUNCILLOR MATTER - COUNCILLOR R A A STEWART (See Item 3.23A of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)


ITEM 3.05A COUNCILLOR MATTER - COUNCILLOR C G NEIL (See Item 3.24A of the Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)






DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 BEATRICE STREET, HURSTVILLE - ILLEGAL REMOVAL OF TREE (See Item 4.11 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No.1)
ITEM 4.02 QUOTATION TO SUPPLY AND DELIVER (1) ISUZU CREW CAB TIPPER (See Item 4.16 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)

COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION:
ITEM 4.03 QUOTATIONS FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERYOF MOTOR VEHICLES (See Item 4.17 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE MEETING REPORT NO. 2 - 31/7/96

ITEM 1.1 ORGANISATION STRUCTURE


ITEM 1.2 PROPERTY MATTER - HURSTVILLE



OPEN COUNCIL




THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.30 PM


CONFIRMED THIS TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF AUGUST
ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY - SIX



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