MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 11TH JUNE, 2002 AT 5:38 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

North Ward                 -           Cr P. Tracey (Deputy Chairperson) (In the Chair)

 

East Ward                    -           Crs B. Notley-Smith and M. Matson

 

West Ward                  -           Cr J. Procopiadis and M. Whitehead

 

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.

Co-Ordinator Community Development                                                Ms. L. Collyer.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Greenwood, Matthews and White.

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr Backes.

 

RESOLVED:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that the apology be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Cr Backes from the Community Services Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 11th June, 2002.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

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

 

C10     RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Community Services 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.

 

3.                  ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

 

4.                  MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

5.         COMMUNITY SERVICES.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 29/2002 - VACATION CARE PROGRAM.  (98/S/4413)

 

C11     RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that:

 

(a)        Council endorses the next Vacation Care Program which will be conducted at the

Kooloora Community Centre between 8th – 19th July 2002; and

 

(b)        Council’s Vacation Care Program for the September/October school holiday period is conducted in partnership with the Benevolent Society and Kooloora Community Centre.

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 30/2002 - SMALL GRANTS (SECTION 356) TO NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS.  (98/S/0180)

 

C12     RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that the report on allocations of Council’s Small Grants Programme for 2001/2002 under Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993) be received and the recommendations made in the summary attached as Attachment 1 be accepted.

 

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

 

5.3       DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 31/2002 - YOUTH SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM.  (98/S/4589)

 

C13     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Whitehead) that:

 

(a)        Council work collaboratively with The Shack Youth Services in delivering a

school holiday program for young people in the Randwick LGA during the July

2002 school holiday period;

 

(b)        Council work with in partnership with The Shack Youth Service and the Police Citizens Youth Club in developing structured youth programs such as skate clinics and competitions both in and out of school holiday periods; and

 

(c)        a report come back to the Committee comparing the fees charged under Council’s repayment scheme with those charged by The Shack Youth Services and the Police Citizens Youth Club. Further, the report will assess whether more youth in South Ward would be encouraged to participate if bookings were accepted at a closer venue such as the Bowen Library rather than the Customer Service Centre. The report will also assess giving consideration to activities in the local government area, and whether a booking scheme is in itself necessary.

MOTION: (Matson/Whitehead) SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4       DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 32/2002 - NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS.  (98/S/4594)

 

C14     RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that this Director Planning & Environment's Report 32/2002 be received and noted.

 

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

 

5.5       DIRECTOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT'S REPORT 33/2002 - COUNCIL'S HOME MAINTENANCE AND MODIFICATION SERVICE.  (98/S/1999)

 

C15     RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Procopiadis) that:

 

(a)        Council’s Community Development Team, the Home Maintenance and Modifications Workers consult with the Department of Ageing Disability and Homecare, local HACC Service Providers, Occupational Therapists and Hospital Staff in the development of community education strategies designed to improve the usage rates of the new service;

 

(b)        Council’s Community Development Team work collaboratively with local ATSI specific and Ethno-specific organizations in developing culturally appropriate strategies to improve the level of access to the Home Maintenance and Modification Service to clients from these target groups; and

 

(c)        Council’s Community Development Team in consultation with local HACC Service Providers review the current subsidy rate of 20% for larger scale jobs with the view to making the service more accessible through affordability.

 

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

 

6.                              GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

7.                              NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 5.48 p.m.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON