MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 30 APRIL, 1997 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:

Council Staff:
Also Present by Invitation:

Clergy Representative:




National Anthem and Opening Prayer:

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
9/4/1997
Council Meeting -
16/4/1997


MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

OTHER MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE -

Welcome -

The Mayor welcomed Mr Andrew Vickery, Council's newly appointed Manager - Community and Public Relations, to his first Council meeting.

Appreciation -

The Mayor advised of the recognition accorded to Council for its involvement in the following community activities -

i) St George Cancer Care Lodge: The Friends of the St George Cancer Care Lodge had presented Council with a framed certificate welcoming Hurstville City Council as a member and expressing appreciation of Council's outstanding contribution to the St George Hospital Cancer Care Lodge Appeal.

ii) Rotary Club of Hurstville: Presentation of a plaque displaying the Rotary International crest in appreciation of the support and participation of Hurstville City Council as the main sponsor of Rotary's Antique and Collectibles Fairs in March 1996 and 1997.


Congratulations -

Councillor P R Sansom requested that Council's congratulations be conveyed to Brent, the son of Councillor W F Pickering, on his attainment of the highest scouting honour, the Queen's Scout Award, presented by the Governor of New South Wales at Government House on Saturday, 19 April 1997.
Local Environment Plan - Foreshore Development Controls

Councillor P R Sansom referred to a letter received from the Gungah Bay Residents' Association which was a summation of a survey carried out by the Association in relation to minimum block sizes for multi-dwelling developments on the Gungah Bay peninsula. The response rate was 86 per cent of the residents of the peninsula of which 97 per cent considered the minimum size for multi-dwelling development should be 500 square metres or above, a result that supported the Peakhurst Ward Councillors advocation of the reintroduction of the foreshore scenic protection area. Councillor Sansom sought permission to table the letter and for copies to be provided to all Members.

A petition was then submitted by Councillor M M Smith containing approximately 400 residents' signatures of the Jewfish Point peninsula requesting that Council note the strong desire of the majority of residents of the area for developments to be consistent with Council's desired form of development for such areas, i.e large single detached dwellings, and seeking rejection of the subdivision application relating to 18 Freeman Avenue, Oatley, as being inconsistent with the character, scale and density of the surrounding area.

The Mayor commented that the residents were clearly in agreement with Council's objectives for waterfront areas and suggested that they could most effectively express support by writing to the Minister for Planning and the Local Members to elicit their assistance with the approval and gazettal process of the proposed amendments to the Local Environmental Plan.


Councillor R A A Stewart then requested that in view of the foregoing, Council consider the following motion as a matter of urgency.
Crisis Seminar for the Georges River - River Keeper Program

Councillor J Griffin drew attention to the Crisis Seminar for the Georges River being held on Saturday, 3 May 1997, in the Civic Theatre and asked that Members and/or interested groups advise Council's Policy Planning & Environment Division of their intention to attend the seminar to enable seats to be allocated.


Apology -

Councillor W F Pickering made reference to a leaflet he had considered to be defamatory that had been circulated in the Peakhurst Ward in the period leading up to the 1991 Local Government elections. Councillor Pickering advised that he had sought legal advice, the outcome of which was that he had now received an apology from former Council Member, Marie Ficarra, regretting any hurt and distress caused to Councillor Pickering by the leaflet; in accordance with the legal advice received from his solicitors, Councillor Pickering then read the apology to the Council.



DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

The following Councillors declared an interest in matters before the Council -

Councillor F Dominelli - Item 5.02.01 (84 Penshurst Street, Penshurst) as he has also utilised the services of the architect engaged for the project;
Councillor M M Smith - Item 3.08 (Danebank Anglican School Parents and Friends Association) as a member of the School Council.
Councillor B Giegerl - Item 7.04 (Draft LEP (Amendment No. 3) Subdivision of Dual Occupancy Dwellings) on the basis of being in the process of considering an application to which the matter may be relevant.


REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Smith withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 3.08.

WORKS COMMITTEE

DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Dominelli withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 5.02.01.Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor Giegerl withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on Item 7.04.
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 16/4/1997

MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services

ITEM 3.14 HURSTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC - MUSEUM CO-ORDINATOR, CENTENNIAL BAKERY MUSEUM



DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report


ITEM 6.04.01 70 MI MI STREET, OATLEY
Vote Against
the Motion:
Councillors Sansom and Pickering requested that their names be recorded as having voted against the resolution.



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), and members of the Press and the public be excluded from the Council Chamber.

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 1.01 Property Matter - 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville
Item 1.02A Property Matter - Shop 1 Hurstville House

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

Item 3.01 Property Matter - Tenders for the provision of Property Management and Valuation Services to Council
Item 3.02 Legal Matters Involving Court Action


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Quotations for the supply and delivery of Motor Vehicles


COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE - 26/3/97

Item 1.5 Financial Impacts of Federal Budget on Council's Long Day Care Centres


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 1.01 PROPERTY MATTER - 12-22 DORA STREET, HURSTVILLE (See Item 1.02 - General Manager's Report No. 1)
ITEM 1.02A PROPERTY MATTER - SHOP 1 HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 1.03A - General Manager's Report No. 1)
Chair: The Mayor withdrew from the Council Chamber temporarily and the Chair was taken by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor M O Frawley. (9.25 pm until 9.30 pm)

Casting Vote:

Substantive motion:
Casting Vote:

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

ITEM 3.01 LEGAL MATTER - TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION SERVICES TO COUNCIL (See Item 3.06 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.02 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.16 Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2


ITEM 4.01 QUOTATIONS FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF MOTOR VEHICLES (See Item 4.15 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING - 16/4/97

ITEM 1.05 FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF FEDERAL BUDGET ON COUNCIL'S LONG DAY CARE CENTRES


OPEN COUNCIL




THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.10 PM



CONFIRMED THIS FOURTEENTH DAY OF MAY
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY - SEVEN


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CHAIRPERSON