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MINUTES OF THE PRATTEN PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD ON LEVEL 6, CIVIC CENTRE, 260 LIVERPOOL ROAD, ASHFIELD ON THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2013, COMMENCING AT 5:30 PM.

 

 

PRESENT         Councillor Drury in the Chair,

                            Councillor Lofts                           

                            Mr P Cormican  Director Works and Infrastructure

                            Mr Martin Szydlowski  Manager Operations

                            Mr Ray McMasters Building Services Co-Ordinator

                            Ms Carolyn Walker Executive Assistant

                            Mr Joe Kuchappan representing Canterbury District Soccer Football Assoc

                            Mr Allen Roberts representing Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Assoc Ltd

                            Mr Rick Wayde Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

                            Ms Hilary Coolican Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

                          Ms Anne O’Connell Ashfield & District Historical Society

                            Mr Gordon Latham Pratten Park Bowling Club

                            Mr Tony Andreacchio representing Wests Ashfield Leagues

                           

                           

              ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Aboriginal community have been custodians for many centuries, and on which Aboriginal people have performed age old ceremonies. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region."

 

 

APOLOGIES    

Mr Frank Parisi representing Pratten Park Bowling Club

Mr Simon Cook representing Wests Ashfield Leagues

Mr Ian Holmes representing Canterbury District Soccer Football Assoc

Mr Scott Gartrell representing Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

Mr John Hardgrove representing Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

Mr Mark Leask representing Canterbury District Soccer Football Assoc

Mr Tony Woods representing Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Assoc Ltd

Mr Peter Kapocius Coordinator Parks & Trees

Mr Tony Giunta Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Management Services

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Drury declared an interest as he is a member of the Pratten Park Bowling Club, Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association Limited and Ashfield & District Historical Society.

 

Councillor Lofts declared an interest as he is a member of the  Pratten Park Bowling Club and the Ashfield & District Historical Society.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

MOVED & SECONDED              O’CONNELL/KUCHAPPAN

 

That the minutes of the Pratten Park Advisory Meeting held on  6 June 2013 be confirmed.

 

CARRIED

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Inspection of Pratten Park.  Report received.

 

Tennis Club: Shade structure torn in the corner, too loose.

 

Perimeter brick wall to be allocated a higher priority.

 

Canteen: Grills are dislodged – upstairs above the canteen.

 

Scoreboard  to be checked if  it is working.

 

WiFi  or 3G should be available in Thirning Villa and Ashfield District Historical Society.

Peter Cormican will request advice from IT Department.

 

Grandstand – Sensor Lights not working.

 

 

Ashfield & District Historical Society. Offer to purchase silver trowel use in laying the foundation stone. Wests Leagues were able to make the purchase for $850.

 

Cleaners set the alarm off in Thirning Villa.

 

Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Club.

 

Community Building Partnership Grant to replace net posts with moveable posts was successful and that work should be finished in the next month.

 

Membership is lower than this time last year. Spring Badge will commence on 14 September

 

Holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Ashfield on Sunday 22 September.

 

Green Options – courts are in excellent condition.

 

Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.

 

Thanks to Green Options for the work on the oval.

 

Higher fence required between Pratten Park Bowling Club and the oval.

 

Battle of the Smashes will be held at Pratten Park on  Sunday 20 October.

Local combined schools v Wests.

 

Pratten Park Bowling Club.

 

Thanks to Ashfield Council for organising grant application for irrigation of the Bowling Club.

 

Installed tanks to collect water from the gutters as an interim measure, due to the increases in Sydney Water fees by $200.

 

Quotations are being obtained for roof replacement options.

 

Replacement of roof in colour bond would cost around $100,000.

 

Twenty five tiles replaced at the end of the season.

 

Social membership has grown to 600 members.

 

Canterbury District Soccer Football Club.

 

Season over and finished with a membership of 4,300.

 

Toilet Block – larger signage on the wall would be appreciated.

 

Timer for Park Lights. Could the timer be reset at 10pm it is cutting out at 9.50pm.

 

Grandstand stairs need to be painted yellow along the edge for safety.

 

Light switch is faulty on the north side.

 

Vote of thanks

 

Councillor Drury thanked Council staff for the detailed maintenance report presented to the meeting.

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 6.15pm

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Pratten Park Advisory Committee

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

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