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A CITY JULY 1990

 

4 June 2002

 

WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK, ON TUESDAY, 11TH JUNE 2002 AT 6:00 PM

 

 

Committee Members:               His Worship, the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan, Crs Backes, Bastic (Chairperson), Greenwood, Schick, Seng and White (Deputy Chairperson) and Whitehead.

 

Quorum:                                   Five (5) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 5TH SEPTEMBER, 2000, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE WORKS COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.

 

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH MAY, 2002.

 

3           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

4           Mayoral Minutes

 

5           Works

 

5.1                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 65/2002 - PLANNING ASSISTANCE GRANT - NSW AGRICULTURE AGREEMENT.

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5.2                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 66/2002 - HEREWARD STREET, MAROUBRA - PETITION FOR ANGLE PARKING.

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5.3                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 67/2002 - BEAUCHAMP ROAD/PERRY STREET, MATRAVILLE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

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5.4                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 68/2002 - COMPLIANCE TO PROHIBIT DOGS ON BEACHES.

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5.5                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 69/2002 - LEXINGTON PLACE STREETSCAPE MASTERPLAN AND RESIDENTS PETITION.

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6           General Business

 

7           Notice of Rescission Motions

 

 

 

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 65/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

PLANNING ASSISTANCE GRANT - NSW AGRICULTURE AGREEMENT

 

 

DATE:

24 May, 2002

FILE NO:

98/S/

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Randwick City Council is the acting secretary for the recently formed Central Sydney Regional Weeds Committee. The committee recently applied for a Planning Assistance Grant and received $20,000 from NSW Agriculture. The project will develop and implement a coordinated approach to weed control within the Sydney Central region. The funds will be used to employ a part-time Regional Weeds Coordinator to oversee this program.

 

ISSUES:

 

Randwick City Council has been requested by NSW Agriculture to sign on behalf of the committee the attached Agreement.  Attention is drawn to Clause G of the agreement.

 

It is not envisaged that this provision will result in any significant risk exposure to Council.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Randwick City Council is not expected to be exposed to any undue liability and expenses to third parties by being a party to this agreement.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council accept the offer made by NSW Agriculture in relation to Project No. 02/571.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

NSW Agriculture Agreement Planning Assistance Program 2002/03

 

 

 

 

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MICK SAVAGE

TIM MCCARTHY

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

MANAGER ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 




 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 66/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

HEREWARD STREET, MAROUBRA - PETITION FOR ANGLE PARKING

 

 

DATE:

9 May, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0375/02

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES   

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

A petition has been received from Mr Ray Hawkins of 3/15 Hereward Street, Maroubra containing 36 signatories.

 

The petition states:

 

“As a resident of Hereward st., Maroubra we have recognized that this street does not contain sufficient parking to accommodate the needs of those that live here.  We request that the council consider a rear to curb system of parking to accommodate.  Residents that work late night shifts are left with little choice but to double park in a community that leaves little space in a vast area.  Some of the residents are concerned with walking the streets of Maroubra during late hours when parking far away is the only way to find parking.  Some of these same residents who double park during the late hours have faced fines from early morning patrols when in actuality they are frightened about parking one/ two blocks away from there home.  The patrols have sometimes come very early in the morning before residents can move their cars to appropriate spots.  As a resident who is concerned with the parking situation and would like a more sufficient system I sign this request.”

 

ISSUES:

 

The Works Committee at its meeting held on 13 March 2001 considered a further report on parking conditions in Hereward Street, Maroubra following the Randwick Traffic Committee’s meeting held on 13 February 2001.

 

Council resolved that:

 

(a)        The proposal for the introduction of 90 degree angle parking (rear to kerb) along the western side of Hereward Street from McKeon Street to the northern boundary of No. 8 Hereward Street be approved;

 

(b)        Council give consideration to funding the proposal in the 2001/2002 Budget; and

 

(c)        The implementation of a resident parking scheme in Hereward Street be deferred for investigation following the completion of the Maroubra Beach Improvement works.”

 

The proposal was listed in the 2001/2002 draft budget but was not successful in receiving a funding allocation in the final budget.

 

The proposal has again been listed in the 2002/2003 draft budget for consideration.

 

Mr Ray Hawkins has also requested that the proposed 90 degree angle parking be signposted as an interim measure prior to the construction of the southern kerb blister near McKeon Street.  Mr Hawkins advised that the residents would be very grateful for this to occur.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

It is considered that as Council has previously approved the introduction of 90 degree angle parking on the western side of Hereward Street between McKeon Street and No. 8, there would be benefit in requesting the RTA to install the necessary signposting in the interim period, prior to Council considering the 2002/2003 Budget.

 

When funding is allocated to the proposal, the kerb blister and linemarking could be installed to then supplement the signposting.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

1.   A RTA Traffic Facility Instruction be forwarded to the RTA to install ‘90 degree angle parking (Rear to Kerb - Vehicles under 6m Only)’ signposting on the western side of Hereward Street from north of McKeon Street to the northern boundary of No. 8 Hereward Street, Maroubra.

 

2.   Mr Hawkins and the petitioners be advised of Council’s decision.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

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MICK SAVAGE

JOHN STEPHENS

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER


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Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 67/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

BEAUCHAMP ROAD / PERRY STREET, MATRAVILLE - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

 

 

DATE:

27 May, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0071/02 xr R/0613/02

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES    

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Over at least the last 5 years, the RTA has been requested on a number of occasions to install traffic signals at the intersection of Beauchamp Road and Perry Street, Matraville.

 

The Works Committee at its meeting held on 12 February 2002 considered another report on the matter and resolved:

 

“that Council make representations to the Premier and Local Member, Mr Bob Carr and to the Minister for Roads, Mr Carl Scully requesting they reconsider their position regarding the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Beauchamp Road and Perry Street, Matraville.”

 

The Premier and Local Member, Mr Bob Carr MP has recently forwarded the Minister for Roads’ response and a copy of the Minister’s letter is attached.

 

ISSUES:

 

The Randwick Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 14 May 2002 considered the Minister for Roads’ response and an extract of the report is shown below:

 

“A response has been received from the Minister for Transport and Minister for Roads which states in part:

 

the Roads and Traffic Authority considers that the installation of traffic signals at the site is not warranted, given the number of sites statewide that have demonstrated a greater need for the limited funding available for the provision of traffic signals.’

 

In the circumstances, the RTA has requested that Council consider banning the right turn movement from Perry Street to Beauchamp Road and to replace the existing ‘Give Way’ sign with a ‘Stop’ sign to improve safety at the intersection. The signalised intersection of Perry Street and Bunnerong Road could provide an alternative route for motorists travelling north.’

 

The request to ban the right turn movements from Perry Street into Beauchamp Road is not supported as this will result in heavy vehicles using Bunnerong Road through the Matraville Shopping Centre where a large number of pedestrians and parking manoeuvres occur. Mixing this traffic with heavy vehicles would be inappropriate.

 

The further request to upgrade the intersection from ‘give way’ to ‘stop’ priority is supported as an interim improvement.

 

Council is of the opinion that the signalisation of the intersection is warranted, especially noting the heavy vehicle movements that occur through this intersection and that these movements are likely to increase with the expansion of Port Botany.”

 

At the Traffic Committee meeting, the Police representatives advised that as a result of the RTA not supporting the installation of traffic signals at the site, the provision of a roundabout should be investigated.    

 

The RTA representative advised that this part of Beauchamp Road is a State Road and should be listed as an “A” item.

 

Consequently, the Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 14 May 2002 recommended that:

 

1.   The existing ‘Give Way’ restriction in Perry Street at the intersection of Beauchamp Road be upgraded to a ‘Stop’ restriction.

 

2.   As a result of the RTA again not supporting the provision of traffic signals at the intersection of Beauchamp Road/Perry Street, the RTA be requested to investigate the installation of a roundabout.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Council’s Traffic Engineers and the Traffic Committee do not support the RTA’s request that Council consider banning the right turn movement from Perry Street into Beauchamp Road.

 

Whilst the RTA considers that the signalised intersection of Perry Street and Bunnerong Road could provide an alternative route for motorists travelling north, this movement should not be encouraged for the reasons given above and the type of traffic accessing this area.

 

As the RTA has again not supported installing traffic signals at the subject intersection, it is considered that the RTA should be requested to investigate the installation of a roundabout.

 

Council previously noted that heavy vehicle movements occur through the intersection of Beauchamp Road and Perry Street and that these movements are likely to increase as Port Botany expands.

 

The RTA’s second request to upgrade the intersection from ‘give way’ to ‘stop’ priority is supported as an interim improvement.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

1.   The existing ‘Give Way’ restriction in Perry Street at the intersection of Beauchamp Road be upgraded to a ‘Stop’ restriction.

 

2.   As a result of the RTA again not supporting the provision of traffic signals at the intersection of Beauchamp Road/Perry Street, the RTA be requested to investigate the installation of a roundabout.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Copy of Minister for Roads’ letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MICK SAVAGE

JOHN STEPHENS

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 68/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

COMPLIANCE TO PROHIBIT DOGS ON BEACHES

 

 

DATE:

29 May, 2002

FILE NO:

98/S/0101

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES    

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

 

Council at its meeting held on 11 December, 2001, resolved

 

1.   This Council instruct the General Manager, to ensure that Council’s policies in relation to the prohibition of dogs on beaches are adequately enforced;

2.   A thorough review of signage on beaches be undertaken to ensure that residents are aware that dogs are prohibited on beaches.

 

ISSUES:

 

An investigation of Council beachfront has indicated that the signage for Companion Animals is ambiguous in regards the walking of Companion Animals along pathways that surround Council’s beachfront

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Staff are developing signage plan for all beaches within City of Randwick to ensure that there is an emphasis on the control of the Companion Animals for the whole of Councils beachfront.

 

Its is intended that Council rangers patrol the beachfront with a ‘no tolerance approach to enforcement.

 

Staff are developing a signage plan for all beaches within the City of Randwick to ensure that the approach to beach signage has emphasis on Companion Animals and reflect the Companion Animal Act for whole of Councils beachfront.

 

It is proposed that signage be developed to define the coastal walk and this will reinforce that Companion Animals are to leashed at all times.   Council will request discussion with Waverly Council to develop consist signage system for the whole of the coastal walkway from Bondi to Malabar. Access to sand areas are prohibited at all times.

It is intended that Council rangers patrol the beachfronts with a ‘no tolerance approach’ to enforcement.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Director of Asset and Infrastructure Services Report in relation to dogs on beaches be received and noted.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MICK SAVAGE

PETER STONE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

MANAGER WORKS

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 69/2002

 

 

SUBJECT:

LEXINGTON PLACE STREETSCAPE MASTERPLAN AND RESIDENTS PETITION.

 

 

DATE:

30 May, 2002

FILE NO:

R/0465/00

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES    

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

At its meeting held on 10th April 2001, Council resolved, “ that Council seek support from local businesses and residents to establish a townscape committee for Lexington Place”.

 

Council also received a petition in May 2001, attached to file, requesting that the following suggestions be incorporated into any future Lexington Place Townscape Plan:

New or Improved Safe Footpath

New Modern Garbage Bins

Well maintained Planter Boxes

Landscaped Gardens at either end of the shopping centre

Facilities for the young i.e. skateboard ramp, basketball court.

Improved Street Lighting

 

Council’s officers met with the shop owners in Lexington place to seek interest in establishing a Townscape Committee. All shop owners were very enthusiastic about being involved in a Townscape Committee as they wish to improve the security and amenity of the Lexington Place Shopping Centre and its surrounds. At the same meeting Council’s Officers explained the process of developing a Townscape Master Plan for the shopping centre, possible funding sources and potential time frames.

 

ISSUES:

 

The key concern of the community, in Lexington Place, is Law and Order. The community requires the security to allow them to patronise their shopping centre and go about their business. The Townscape Master Plan must fit into a Law and Order Strategic Plan to assist Council in providing the most appropriate social service and Townscape upgrading.

 

The NSW Police Eastern Beaches Local Area Command has prepared a Law and Order Strategic Plan for the Lexington Place area. Council will be able to work with the stakeholders and prepare the Townscape Master Plan so that it incorporates the strategies listed in the Law and Order strategic Plan.

 

The Coral Sea Park area has an active residents committee supported by the Department of Housing who are interested in participating in local area improvement projects. Improvements to the pocket parks at either end of Lexington Place has commenced with Council, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Department of Housing and residents all working to develop a pocket park at the eastern end of Lexington Place.

 

Council and Botanic Gardens officers have commenced work with residents to develop concept designs for the beautification for the existing parks at both end of Lexington Place. Community members have shown their commitment to improving the existing pocket parks by holding working bees and painting over graffiti with community murals. Garden Competitions have been held to encourage residents to beautify their immediate area.

 

The formation of a Lexington Place Townscape Committee will require a multi-disciplinary team that has the skills and resources to firstly initiate and implement Law and Order strategies and then prepare a Townscape Master Plan. A suggested structure of the committee would include a Ward Councillor as Chairman, Council’s Community Liaison Officer as secretary and committee members drawn from the NSW Police Force, Department of Housing, State Government Community Services and interested members of the local community and Lexington Place business owners. Council’s landscape architects would need to join the committee in the Townscape Master Plan design phase.

 

The following matters were raised by the shop owners in their submissions to Council and at the first consultation meeting:

·    Establish improved Law and Order in the area.

·    Improved signage and marketing of the Lexington shopping centre

·    Improved street lighting/ security lighting

·    Improved street plantings

·    Improved street furniture

·    Improved decorative pavements

·    Quick response to the removal or graffiti

·    Improve the pocket parks at either ends of the shopping centre

·    Provide planter boxes

·    Encourage all shop owners to renovate their street frontages in accordance with an upgraded Townscape.

·    Quick response to dumped materials in the area

·    Provision of recreational facilities in the area, which targets youth.

 

All the matters raised by the shopkeepers should be addressed as part of the Townscape Master Plan and consultation process.

 

The strategies suggested by the NSW Police Eastern Beaches Local Area Command include:

·    Encourage the community to report all crime via the Police Assistance Line.

·    That Council establish an 1800 free call line and encourage the community to report all incidents to enable the compilation on timely statistical analysis of anti-social behaviour in the area.

·    Installation of CCTV (Video Cameras) to deter anti-social behaviour and assist police in the investigations of crimes undertaken in view of the cameras.

·    Crime prevention letterbox drops to educate residents regarding home security and personal safety.

·    Undertake community crime survey and environmental scan to reduce the opportunity for criminal activity.

·    Development of an Interagency Consultative Group comprising the Department of Housing, Randwick City Council. DOCS and the eastern Beaches police to establish a program of co-ordinated improvements within the area.

·    Lexington Place Enhancement Project that forms part of the current initiative of the Interagency group. Issues such as Police presence, tenancy matters, building improvement and streetscape improvements to improve the community environment.

·    Undertake Lexington Place Local area Traffic management scheme and implementation.

·    Extension and Use of the Police Community Youth Club Mobile Entertainment Vehicle that was established to support disadvantage youth in the area.

·    Lighting Improvements in Lexington Place.

·    The addition of a raised garden bed style roundabout at the western end of Lexington Place.

·    Reclaiming a number of car spaces to add landscaping and soften the streetscape of Lexington Place.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

A good start to addressing some of Lexington Place’s social issues is to facilitate targeted social programmes to reduce anti-social behaviour and lift community spirit and participation. New townscaping will hopefully assist with the social improvement programme’s outcomes. The formation of the Lexington Place Townscape Committee is an appropriate action to improve the lifestyle qualities of the Coral Sea Park community.

 

The undertaking of large and lengthy social improvement programmes is beyond the resources of Council and is primarily the responsibility of State Government. The Townscape Committee will hopefully stimulate a consultative and combined approach to assist the Coral Sea Park community.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council form a Townscape Committee to stimulate development of social improvement programmes and prepare a Townscape Master Plan for Lexington Place.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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MICK SAVAGE

John earls

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Assets co-ordinator