MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH NOVEMBER, 2002 AT 6:21 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, Matthews, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis and Tracey.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. G. Messiter.

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services                                               Mr. M. Savage.

Acting Director Planning & Community Development                Ms. S. Truuvert.

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

Assistant Public Officer                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager, Waste                                                                                   Mr. R. Wade.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH OCTOBER, 2002.

 

W81    RESOLUTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 8th October, 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.

 

4.1       MAYORAL MINUTE 76/2002 - BLUE CRUSH EVENT - MAROUBRA BEACH.  (98/S/1411) (4)

 

W82    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council agrees in principle to the Blue Crush event, subject to:

 

a)                  The imposition of a $10,000 bond;

 

b)                  Council officers determining the conditions of approval, which are to be consistent with the existing conditions of consent for the café; and

 

c)                  The approval to include specific conditions to control noise at the event, including all speakers to be facing towards the ocean.

 

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

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 127/2002 - LITTLE BAY ROAD AT ANZAC PARADE, CHIFLEY - TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.  (R/0473/02 xr R/0031/02 (2))

 

W83    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Backes) that ‘Stop’ restrictions to control traffic in the slip lane at Little Bay Road be installed facing westbound traffic. 

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 128/2002 - TWO ALEXANDER PALMS GROWING IN REAR OF 120 EASTERN AVENUE, KINGSFORD.  (P/016433)

 

W84    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/Whitehead) that approval be granted to remove the two Archontophoenix alexandrae palms in the rear of 120 Eastern Avenue, Kingsford.

 

MOTION:  (Schick/Whitehead)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 129/2002 - POLICY ON SMOKING IN THE PUBLIC PLACE AND MANAGEMENT OF CIGARETTE BUTT LITTER.  (98/S/3917)

 

W85    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council:

 

a)         Endorse the draft Policy on Smoking in the Public Place, subject to a clause eight (8) being added which reads “prosecute and fine offenders who throw their cigarette butt and tobacco litter on the ground”; and

 

b)         Note the progress being made in relation to representation to funding agencies, expansion of butt disposal units, examination of cost-effective alternatives and forming partnerships for obtaining litter reduction grants.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 130/2002 - 34 ROMANI PARADE, MATRAVILLE - TREE GROWING WITHIN PROPERTY.  (P/007593)

 

W86    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Backes) that approval be granted to remove the Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Red River gum) growing in the front of 34 Romani Parade, Matraville and that a more appropriate native tree species be planted as a replacement.

 

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

 

5.5       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 131/2002 - REGISTRATION OF GRAFFITI TAGS.  (98/S/2143)

 

W87    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that Council:

 

a)                  Note the actions being undertaken by Randwick City Council to develop a scheme for assisting the local police with the registration of graffiti tags for the prosecution of offenders;

 

b)                  Note the elements of the Auburn Council graffiti programme and the staff resources that are dedicated to the administration of this programme;

 

c)                  Note there are alternative approaches to reducing graffiti that need to be addressed in the development of a Council policy on graffiti;

 

d)                  Make submission to the State Government and the Local Government Association on the need for coherent legislation to deal with acts that damage or deface property such as billposters and graffiti;

 

e)                  More consideration be given by Council Officers to the investigation and application of the Auburn Council graffiti programme;

 

f)                   A further report be brought back to Council in 3 months on the progress in relation to the implementation of this anti-graffiti programme;

 

g)                  Continue to photograph graffiti tags and supply them to the Police and work with the Police to have offenders clean up their graffiti;

 

h)                  Encourage property owners to use anti-graffiti paint and provide Council with photos of any graffiti; and

 

i)                    Draw up an information sheet of ways to discourage graffiti and distribute to the public.

 

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

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

6.1       RESPONSIBILITIES OF DOG OWNERS IN KENSINGTON AREA. (98/S/2400 (2))

 

W88    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/Procopiadis) that rangers be asked to increase patrols around parks in the Kensington area  to ensure that dog owners are cleaning up after their pets.

 

MOTION:  (Schick/Procopiadis)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       PLAYGROUND FENCE AT SNAPE PARK MAROUBRA.  (98/S/1178 (2))

 

W89    RESOLUTION:  (Backes/White) that the relevant Council officers be thanked for erecting the fence at Snape Park around the playground equipment which separates the children from the dog playing area.

 

MOTION:  (Backes/White)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.43 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON