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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 3 JULY 2014, COMMENCING AT 5:30 PM.

 

PRESENT         Councillor Drury in the Chair,

                            Councillor Lofts                           

                            Mr Allen Roberts representing Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Assoc Ltd

                            Mr John Hardgrove representing Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

                            Mr Rick Wayde representing Western Suburbs District Cricket Club & Wests Ashfield Leagues

                            Mr Mark Leask representing Canterbury District Soccer Football Assoc

                            Mr Gordon Latham representing Pratten Park Bowling Club

                            Mr John Bowdler  Pratten Park Bowling Club

                            Mr Ray McMasters                        Acting Director Works & Infrastructure

                            Mr Harry Diversi                            Acting Co-Ordinator Park & Trees

                            Ms Carolyn Walker                       Executive Assistant

 

 

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 Peter Kapocius          Co-Ordinator Parks & Gardens

                            Ms Anthia Hart                Community Development Worker

                            Ms Ann O’Connell         Ashfield & District Historical Society

                            Mr David Gilbert              representing Western Suburbs District Cricket

                                                                       Club    

                            Ms Anne Shields            representing Summer Hill Cricket Club

Mr Joe Kuchappan         representing Canterbury District Soccer Football

                                           Assoc

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED                                  Wayde/Roberts

 

That the minutes of the Pratten Park Advisory Meeting held on 6 March 2014 be confirmed.

 

 

 

Thirining Villa

 

Ongoing maintenance to repair rising damp. Ashfield & District Historical Society has been relocated for the duration of the work. Artist in Residence program will re-commence in three months.

 

Capital Works

 

Internet connection for the Ashfield & District Historical Society to be provided with the existing telephone lines.

Lighting entry into the Tennis Club to be improved.

Repairs to the brick wall southern side of the of Pratten Park has been stabilised.

Upgrade shade cloth in the playground.

Fence behind the bowling club.

Practice wickets lighting.

Turnstile providing storage area for cricket to be sealed against the weather.

 

Councillor Drury moved a vote of thanks to the members of the Committee for their input in highlighting the maintenance issues and Ray for his work.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association

 

Holding a membership drive with information sessions at Summer Hill Shopping Centre and Balmain Shopping Centre.

Moving to upgrade the website.

Courts are in great conditions thanks to the work of Green Options

Meeting has been held West’s Ashfield Leagues regarding a sponsorship proposal.

 

Western Suburbs District Cricket Club

 

Installation of lights contract signed.

 

Regular meetings are held with Canterbury District Soccer Football Association and Council officers working together.


 

 

Maintenance contract is still to be finalised.

 

Resolved: That the tender document be brought to the next meeting. Moved John Hardgrove seconded Mark Leask

 

Erection of Signs – Park at your own risk.

 

Old mower – blue tractor roller needs to be removed.

 

Eastern side of Pratten Park not drained.

 

Pratten Park Bowling Club

 

New constitution in progress.

Looking to attract more bowlers.

Covering Toohey’s sign at front of the club.

Saturday Nights successful

Connection to irrigation system is ready to commence, Council will assist in this process.

Council working with the club for extension of lease going well.

 

Summer Hill Cricket

 

Need to use the park on Wednesday and Fridays. Fridays are not available due to Cricket practice.

It was suggested that other grounds may be suggested such as Centenary Park or Ashfield Park. Ray to look into the availability of those grounds.

 

Canterbury District Soccer Football Association

 

Enrolments are around 13,500 to 15,000 and going well.

Season finishes end of August.

 

Plan of Management – Parking

 

The provision of steps from the playground would allow parking in the car park and access via the bowling club to the soccer offices and the park.

 

Tennis Club members mostly park in Rose Street.

 

The closure of the gates at 10pm restricts the use of the facilities.


 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 6.45PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Pratten Park Advisory Committee

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

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