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Ordinary Council Meeting Highlights: 14 October 2019

Wednesday 16 October 2019


Odie, Council’s Wellness Dog was presented with a certificate of recognition for obtaining his official Therapy Dog accreditation. Congratulations to Odie and his handler, Jac Shannon.

Planning Applications

Hoyts Cinema operators in Frankston’s city centre were granted an amendment to their current permit, increasing their licenced area.

Last year Council approved an application to construct a service station on Nepean Highway, adjacent to the Ambassador building. The developer requested minor amendments to their current permit, relating to set back of the building and increased landscaping. CCTV will also be installed as part of the development. Council approved this permit amendment request.

A Liveable City

Councillor O’Connor will attend the Australian Street Art Awards on 6 November 2019 in Maroochydore, Queensland on behalf of Council, who is nominated in an award category.

A Well Managed City

Council approved the 2019 Annual Youth Grants Program recommendations.

A Well Governed City

Council received its Notices of Motion Status Update for 14 October, with several NOMs reported as being complete.

Council endorsed its Councillor Ward Meeting Protocol, providing guidelines for the running of ward meetings with residents.

Council’s CEO will nominate a Council officer to act as a delegate for the Frankston Susono Friendship Association – as is the case with Council’s Wuxi Sister City partnership.  

Council endorsed the Public Commemorative Tribute and Memorial Policy (Policy) and Application Form, following four weeks public consultation.

Council’s draft Healthy Choices Policy was endorsed and will be released for a six week public consultation. A report will be presented to Council in January 2020.

The following draft financial policies were endorsed for public consultation, with reports returning to Council in December 2019.

  • Draft Investment Policy
  • Draft Statutory and Discretionary Reserve Policy

Council’s draft Stronger Families Policy and Respectful Relationships Action Plan will be placed on public exhibition for a six week period, with a report going back to Council in January 2020. Council noted officers are preparing applications to the Commonwealth for funding of prevention approaches to family violence in Frankston City. If successful, Council will consider investing funds into two FVAP initiatives, including a forum and upgrade to the Choose Respect app.

Council adopted its 2018–2019 Annual Report, outlining Council’s performance, achievements and challenges over the past financial year. A summary version of the document will be made available shortly. You can read Council’s Annual Report online, here

The Procurement Policy 2019–2020 was adopted, following a four week public consultation period. Council requested that a report be provided in December 2019 on a social procurement strategy/scoring component, with a view to implement it in the 2020 version of the policy.

Council noted the draft Roads Assets Management Plan, agreeing to publically exhibit the document for a six week period. A report will go back to Council in January 2020.

A Planned City

Council adopted its Green Wedge Management Plan, with several amendments, ultimately deciding not to expand the Carrum Downs industrial precinct into the green wedge. Several community members spoke passionately about this item.

The Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard will remain at the Mechanics Hall until January 2021, after which time it will move to the Frankston Yacht Club building. Council will commit $400,000 to the 2020–2021 budget to undertake building works needed to make the transition occur. Council will continue to pursue a suitable tenant/s for the first floor and ground floor premises, alongside the FCG, once the building rectification works are complete.

Responses to Notices of Motion

Council noted the outcomes of the investigation into feasibility to reintroduce permanent boat moorings in Kananook Creek.

Notices of Motion

14.1        2019/NOM38 - Economic Incentives – moved by Cr Kris Bolam

$90,000 in annual funding will be referred for consideration to the 2020–2021 budget for ongoing place activation initiatives and support of Frankston City’s tourism sector. Where appropriate outcomes will be incorporated into Council’s quarterly economic scorecard.

14.2        2019/NOM45 - Karingal Bulls – moved by Cr Kris Bolam

Should the Karingal Bulls be successful in obtaining a Federal Government Grant of $10,000 for a new coaches’ box, Council will refer up to $10,000 to the 2020–2021 Capital Works program to augment the grant.

14.3        2019/NOM46 - Seaford Foreshore Activation – moved by Cr Kris Bolam

Council officers will advocate to DEWLP to enhance the experience of Seaford foreshore. Pending DEWLP’s in principle support, Council will refer $40,000 to the 2020–2021 Capital Works budget for planning and design. A report outlining the detailed budget will be presented to Council for inclusion in the draft Capital Works program once planning and design has been completed.

14.4        2019/NOM47 - Intercontinental Sporting Competitions Grant – moved by Cr Kris Bolam

A report will be provided to Council in December 2019 on the creation of a specific grants category within the Miscellaneous Grants pool to support the participation of Frankston residents seeking to represent both Frankston and Australia in any of the following international events: the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or a World Championship. 

14.5        2019/NOM48 - Langwarrin Kindergarten and Library – moved by Cr Sandra Mayer on behalf of the Mayor, Cr Michael O’Reilly

Following a petition by residents containing 499 signatures, Council decided to cease engagement with the community regarding the construction of a kindergarten and library in Pindara Boulevard, Langwarrin, and has requested that review alternate locations for the proposed development.

14.6        2019/NOM49 - Glyphosate Herbicide – moved by Cr Glenn Aitken

Council will discontinue the use glyphosate herbicide from 1 July 2020. 


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