MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH MAY, 2002 AT 6.28 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan (North Ward)

 

Cr C. Bastic (Central Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr J. Greenwood

 

South Ward                  -           Cr A. White (Deputy Chairperson)

 

East Ward                    -           Cr F. Backes

 

West Ward                  -           Crs P. Schick and M. Whitehead

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Daley, Matson, Notley-Smith and Tracey.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. G. Messiter.

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services                                               Mr. M. Savage.

Acting Director Planning & Environment                                                Ms. S. Truuvert.

Director Governance Management & Information Services                    Mr. M. Hummerston.

Assistant Public Officer                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Acting Manager, Communications                                                         Ms. L. Fragiacomo.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.29 p.m. and resumed at 6.32 p.m.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH APRIL, 2002.

 

W27    RESOLUTION:  (White/Backes) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 9th April, 2002 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

RESOLVED:  (White/Backes) that the Meeting be adjourned at 6.34 p.m.

 

3.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Committee, the following deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

 

5.6                   DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 51/2002 - SYDNEY BUSES - BUS STOP INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES.

 

Against Ms Shirley Murphy                               36 Dawes Street, Little Bay.

 

5.7                   DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 52/2002 - BOWEN LIBRARY AWNING.

 

For                   Mr Vincent Xuereb                               3/669 Anzac Parade, Maroubra.

 

For                   Dr Barry Tan                                        1/669 Anzac Parade, Maroubra.

 

The Meeting was resumed at 6.53 p.m.

 

W28    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/White) that the Director Asset and Infrastructure Services’ Reports 51/2002 and 52/2002 be brought forward and dealt with at this stage of the Meeting.  (See Minute No’s W34 and W35.)

 

The Meeting was further adjourned at 7.05 p.m. and resumed at 8.43 p.m.

 

4.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 46/2002 - KENSINGTON / WEST KINGSFORD LATM SCHEME.  (98/S/4405)

 

W29    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  The Director Asset and Infrastructure Services’ Report 46/2002 be received and noted; and

 

b)                  Council proceed immediately to conduct a three month trial of the proposed traffic measures in West Kensington by:

 

i)                    Referring the trial proposed to the Randwick Traffic Committee for its urgent attention and approval;

ii)                  Residents being notified of the trial and being advised that Council will continue its consultation with the residents as part of the trial; and

iii)                Upon completion of the three month trial a further report be brought back to Council outlining permanent measures.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

DISSENT MOTION:  (Matson/Greenwood) on the ruling of the Chairperson.  LOST.

 

5.2       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 47/2002 - COOGEE PARKING TRIAL - PARKING SURVEY.  (98/S/2714)

 

W30    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/White) that the Director Asset and Infrastructure Services’ Report 47/2002 be received and noted.

 

MOTION:  (Greenwood/Nil) that:

 

a)                  The Director Assets & Infrastructure Services’ Report 47/2002 be received and noted; and

 

b)                  A report be brought before Council on the feasibility of a resident traffic parking scheme in the area.  LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

FURTHER MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/White)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 48/2002 - EUCALYPTUS SPECIES GROWING IN FRONT OF 65 MIRRABOOKA CRESCENT, LITTLE BAY.  (P/005519)

 

W31    RESOLUTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that this item be deferred to the next Works Committee Meeting to allow the applicant to trench along the front of his residence to determine the extent of any possible tree root damage.

 

MOTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 49/2002 - S611 FEES - FEDERAL COURT ACTION BY TELSTRA AND OPTUS. (98/S/3624 xr 98/S/3575)

 

W32    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council advise the LGSA of its support in this matter and send the requested amount of $5,951 required to lodge the appeal and that these funds be charged to the relevant job number in the Street Lighting Programme.

 

MOTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.5       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 50/2002 - MOVERLY ROAD, SOUTH COOGEE- REQUEST TO INSTALL TRAFFIC THRESHOLD AT WOMBAT CROSSING.  (R/0548/02)

 

W33    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Greenwood) that the provision of a raised threshold designed to accommodate bus movements at the wombat crossing on Moverly Road in front of  South Coogee Public School be referred to the RTA for inclusion in a future RTA Local Amenity Program.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Greenwood)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.6       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 51/2002 - SYDNEY BUSES - BUS STOP INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES.  (98/S/0959)

 

Note:  Director Asset and Infrastructure Services’ Reports 51/2002 and 52/2002 were dealt with earlier in this Meeting.  (See Minute No.W28.)

 

W34    RESOLUTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that:

 

a)         Sydney Buses be advised that the bus stop modifications are supported subject to the bus zone scheduled for installation on the western side of Avoca Street, Randwick north of Stanley Street being located north of the ‘No Stopping’ required for the pedestrian refuge; and

 

b)         The State Transit Authority be requested to retain bus route number 398 to provide access to La Perouse Public School and to retain the existing bus shelter out the front of the school as it has local and artistic significance.

 

MOTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.58 p.m. and resumed at 6.59 p.m.

 

5.7       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 52/2002 - BOWEN LIBRARY AWNING.  (98/S/4415 xr 98/S/0178)

 

W35    RESOLUTION:  (Bastic/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan ) that Council give favourable consideration to the request for damages by the affected tenants in the Bowen Library Building.

 

MOTION:  (Bastic/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.8       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 53/2002 - DES RENFORD AQUATIC CENTRE - OPENING TIMES.  (98/S/2620)

 

W36    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Greenwood) that the 50m pool at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre remain open as per the current lease agreement and any additional cost for the operation of the pool during May 2002 be funded from the existing budget allocation.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Greenwood)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

7.                  MOTIONS PURSUANT TO NOTICE.

 

Nil.

 

8.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 8.53 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON