MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER, 1997 AT 8.00 PM

PRESENT:

Council Members:
Council Staff:






National Anthem and Opening Prayer:
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Council Meeting -
3/9/1997
Council Meeting -
10/9/1997
Council Meeting -
17/9/1997
APOLOGIES
MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE

Condolence:

The late Mr A E Johnson:

The Mayor advised with regret of the passing on September 5, 1997 of MR ARTHUR ERNEST JOHNSON, the President of "Parkview" Hurstville City Pensioners' Bowling Club.
The late Mr B J Boxhall:

Councillor M O Frawley advised of the passing on September 12, 1997 of MR BARRY JOHN BOXHALL, the father of Miss Julie Boxhall, Council's Family Day Care Manager; the late Mr Boxhall was a well known business man in the Mortdale area and would be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Arrival at Meeting:

Other matters of privilege:

Council Youth Games 1997:

The Mayor referred to the very successful Council Youth Games hosted by Council on the 24 and 25 August and to the outstanding performance of Hurstville's team that had taken Hurstville to the winner's dais for the first time since the Games' inauguration. The Mayor congratulated all the organisers and participants, and expressed great pleasure in presenting Certificates of Appreciation to the Hurstville Team, Daniel Batman, Erin Hotson, Adam Rutter, Rebecca Way and their Manager, Mr Warren Park, Council's Manager- Corporate Services; unfortunately, Tanya Crawford and Robert McMullen had other commitments which prevented them from attending the meeting.

Welcome:

The Mayor welcomed Ms Shady Cosgrove who would be reporting on Council's affairs for the new journal, the St George & Sutherland Shire "Messenger".

Commendation:

Councillor B McDonald asked that Council's commendations be conveyed to the two young men (employees of Woolworths) who chased and detained until the police arrived an alleged bag snatcher in Riverwood Mall on Sunday last.

Correspondence to be
Tabled:

Councillor M V Lynch advised that during the Works Committee meeting, a letter had been submitted to him in relation to the subdivision of No. 18 Freeman Avenue. The residents had posed a number of questions and to this end, Councillor Lynch requested permission to table the letter and for copies to be provided to all Councillors and the appropriate Officers.
Centrelink

Councillor M V Lynch reported on his attendance at the Department of Security Services, Rockdale, as the Mayor's representative for the launch of Centrelink. Centrelink was announced today by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Howard, MP, from the Great Hall in Canberra, an initiative to assist in the delivery of service by the Department of Security Services.

Riverkeeper Program:

Councillor Griffin requested that Council thank Sutherland Shire Council for its support of the RiverKeeper Program, advising that he had that day been advised that Sutherland Shire Council had made a donation of $20,000 to the Program. The financial support received from Kogarah, Hurstville and now Sutherland Shire Councils would greatly assist with the work being undertaken to combat the problems of the Georges River.

Leave of Absence:

Councillor R A Stewart requested leave of absence from the meeting of 15 October, 1997.

Gannons Park
Spring Fair

Councillor Stewart referred to the information stall concerning the RiverKeeper Program set up at the Gannons Park Spring Fair advising that it had attracted a good deal of public attention. Councillor Stewart applauded the Council's initiative in making available the information and especially thanked Parks and Gardens staff, Phil Da Pra and Gillian Blackburn and the RiverKeeper Program volunteers.




Congratulations:

At the request of Councillor McDonald, congratulations were extended by Council Members and staff to Councillor B Giegerl who had been appointed to the Home Building Advisory Committee by the Minister for Fair Trading and the Minister for Women, the Hon Faye Lo Po, AM.



DISCLOSURE AND NATURE OF INTEREST IN MATTERS BEFORE COUNCIL

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

Councillor R A A Stewart - Item 4.18 (Peakhurst South Public School) as a member of the School Council.
Councillor W F Pickering - Item 4.26A (Community Scoutfest Festival) as Scout Leader.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

FINANCE COMMITTEE


WORKS COMMITTEE

Interest:
In accordance with the interest previously declared, Councillor R A A Stewart (Item 4.18) and Councillor W F Pickering (Item 4.26A) withdrew from the Council Chamber for the period of debate and voting on these items.
DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report

Divisional Manager - Policy Planning & Environment's Report

POLICY REVIEW FORWARD PLANNING & STAFF COMMITTEE -10/9/1997
MATTERS REFERRED TO COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report

ITEM 3.21 INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE HURSTVILLE TOWN CENTRE COMMITTEE
Division: Upon a division being requested by Councillors Giegerl and McDonald, the voting resulted as hereunder -
WORKS COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report


ITEM 4.03.05 ISAAC STREET, PEAKHURST - BUS STOPS AT PINDARI ROAD NR. PEAKHURST HIGH SCHOOL
ITEM 4.12 ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH AND ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE
ITEM 4.23 BEVERLY HILLS MAINSTREET PROJECT considered cognately with
ITEM 7.02 BEVERLY HILLS MAINSTREET PROJECT


DEVELOPMENT HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

Divisional Manager - Development & Health's Report


ITEM 5.02.01A
considered cognately with
ITEM 5.02.01B 313 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE (CNR FOREST ROAD AND BRIDGE STREET "FOREST RIDGE" - NINE STOREY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT - DA 202/97

ITEM 5.02.02A 458-460 FOREST ROAD, HURSTVILLE (CNR PEARL STREET) - EIGHT TO FOURTEEN STOREY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH BASEMENT CAR PARKING

On being put to the meeting, the motion was declared by the Chairperson to be CARRIED unanimously by those Members present, it being noted that Councillor B Giegerl was not in the Council Chamber.



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 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville - Proposed Library Project
Item 1.02A Property Matter - 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville - Proposed Library Project


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

Item 3.01 Property Matter - 34 Bay Road, Oatley
Item 3.02 Suite 4B Hurstville House
Item 3.03 Suite 4F Hurstville House
Item 3.04 Staff Matter
Item 3.05 Legal Matters involving Court Action
Item 3.06 Property Matter - 12-22 Dora Street, Hurstville
Item 3.07 Property Matter - Beverly Hills


DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

Item 4.01 Purchase of Plant Equipment (Trailer)
Item 4.02 Tenders - Golf Course Leachate Improvement System
Item 4.03 Purchase of Isuzu Crew Cab Tipper


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.

Councillor Giegerl returned to the meeting at this point.



GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 1.01
and Supplementary Report -
ITEM 1.02A 12-22 DORA STREET, HURSTVILLE - PROPOSED LIBRARY PROJECT (See Items 1.01 and 1.02A- General Manager's Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - COMMUNITY & CORPORATE SERVICES' REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 3.01 PROPERTY MATTER - 34 BAY ROAD, OATLEY (See Item 3.03 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.02 PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 4B HURSTVILLE HOUSE (Item 3.04 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.03 PROPERTY MATTER - SUITE 4F HURSTVILLE HOUSE (See Item 3.05 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)

ITEM 3.04 STAFF MATTER (See Item 3.07 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.05 LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING COURT ACTION (See Item 3.17 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.06 PROPERTY MATTER - 12-22 DORA STREET, HURSTVILLE (Item 3.18 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
ITEM 3.07 PROPERTY MATTER - BEVERLY HILLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE - USE BY ST GEORGE FAMILY NETWORK (Item 3.25 - Divisional Manager - Community & Corporate Services' Report No. 1)
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING'S REPORT NO. 2

ITEM 4.01 PURCHASE OF PLANT EQUIPMENT (TRAILER) (See Item 4.02 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.02 TENDERS - GOLF COURSE LEACHATE IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM (See Item 4.10 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)
ITEM 4.03 PURCHASE OF ISUZU CREW CAB TIPPER (See Item 4.16 of the Divisional Manager - Engineering's Report No. 1)

OPEN COUNCIL



THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.40 PM



CONFIRMED THIS FIFTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY - SEVEN



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CHAIRPERSON