MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 10TH JUNE, 2003 AT 6:18 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

Cr C. Bastic (Central Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr J. Greenwood

 

East Ward                    -           Cr F. Backes

 

West Ward                  -           Crs P. Schick and M. Whitehead

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

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

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. G. Messiter.

Acting Director Asset & Infrastructure Services                         Mr. F. Rotta.

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 Development Assessment                                                       Mr. K. Kyriacou.

 

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr White

 

RESOLVED:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Backes) that the apology be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Cr White from the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 10th June, 2003.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH MAY, 2003.

 

W17    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Backes) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 13th May, 2003 (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.         WORKS.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 22/2003 - PAINTING OF HOUSE NUMBERS ON KERBING AND GUTTERING.  (98/S/0822)

 

W18    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Neighbourhood Awareness and Mr Thanh Ly be advised that there are no objections to their proposals to provide house numbering on the kerb to the residents of the City of Randwick, subject to the following conditions:

 

a)                  The applicant noting that the approval by the Council is not an approval to act as a sole operator for this type of entrepreneurial activity within the City of Randwick.  Any new applications by private companies or citizens would be the subject of a report to Council following which, if acceptable, these applicants would also be allowed to participate in this entrepreneurial activity within the City of Randwick;

 

b)                  The applicant agreeing that Council will not be liable for any arising claims as a result of the proposed house numbering system within the City of Randwick;

 

c)                  The applicant having a written agreement with each householder advising the householder that Council is not responsible in any way for the house numbering on the kerb and/or any claims which may arise as a result of this house numbering.  This agreement shall also advise that should Council and/or any public utility authority wish to remove the section of kerb where the house number is attached, any re-installation of this house number would be carried out at no cost to either Council or any of the involved public utility authorities.  It should also be noted that the provision of a house number does not remove the onus on any householder to provide a house number on the property fence or the front wall of the house at a much more visible location on private property;

 

d)                  The applicant being advised that Council requires that the colour scheme to be used is Randwick green (corporate colour adopted by Council) background and a white number.  (Any other contractor shall be advised of the approved colour scheme;

 

e)                  Council policy states that street address numbering and re-numbering will not be undertaken for cultural, social, religious or superstitious reasons. Consequently, kerb numbering shall be in accordance with the existing street address numbering system;

 

 

f)                   The applicant be in possession of a $10 million public liability insurance policy to cover the conduct of this activity and that Council be provided with a current copy of this policy;

 

g)                  The applicant must comply with the requirements of Workcover and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, when undertaking this activity;

 

h)                  The applicant advising Council in writing of his compliance with conditions (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) above prior to the installation of any house numbering at the kerb within the City of Randwick and a simple written agreement confirming all of the applicant’s compliance with the above conditions be produced by Council; and

 

i)                    Relevant Council officers investigate the possible imposition of an application/processing fee to cover the costs of processing these applications.

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 23/2003 - RANDWICK PARKING STUDY - MANAGEMENT STRATEGY PLAN.  (98/S/2714)

 

W19    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  The findings of the report be adopted by Council;

 

b)                  Area based Resident Parking Zones be progressively introduced.;

 

c)                  All permit parking to be introduced in line with RTA directions;

 

d)                  All proposed schemes be returned to Traffic Committee for approval before implementation;

 

e)                  Council develop an employment strategy for enforcement officers to maintain an appropriate ratio of personnel to on-street enforcement needs; and

 

f)                   A resident parking scheme in the Randwick study area be implemented first with ‘The Spot’ (Area 6) being the priority area initially.

 

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

 

5.3       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 24/2003 - RAINWATER TANKS FOR WATERING OF GARDENS AT RANDWICK TOWN HALL.  (98/S/1736 xr 98/S/0178)

 

W20    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)         Council proceed with the installation of a rainwater tank and irrigation system; and

 

b)                  The Mayor be delegated the authority to investigate all possible financial options to cover the installation costs.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 25/2003 - GARDENERS LANE, KINGSFORD - PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND ONE WAY TRAFFIC FLOW.  (R/0321/02)

 

W21    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed on the northern side of Gardeners Lane, between Houston Road and Bruce Street, to maintain vehicular access through the lane;

 

b)                  The existing ‘No Standing’ restrictions on the southern side of Gardeners Lane, opposite Bruce Lane, be converted to ‘No Parking’;

 

c)                  Gardeners Lane be converted to a one-way westbound movement between Houston Road and Bruce Street; and

 

d)                  All residents with access off Gardeners Lane be informed of the outcome.

 

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

 

5.5       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 26/2003 - AVOCA STREET, KINGSFORD - REQUEST FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSING.  (R/0048/02)

 

W22    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  The request for a pedestrian crossing in Avoca Street, between Bundock Street and Burbong Street, be denied, based on the fact that the warrant for the installation of such a crossing has not been met; and

 

b)                  The construction of two pram ramps on either side of Avoca Street, in the vicinity of Sturt Street, together with the removal of a section of the existing 2.1 metre wide concrete median, to assist pedestrians when crossing Avoca street, be referred to Council’s Assets section for consideration in a future works program.

 

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

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

6.1       GENERAL BUSINESS - TRAILERS CARRYING A-FRAME ADVERTISING.  (98/S/2285)

 

W23    RESOLUTION:  (Backes/Daley) that:

 

a)                  A report be prepared by the relevant Council officer addressing the problem of trailers carrying A-frame advertising in light of the recent decision handed down by the Land & Environment Court; and

 

b)                  A copy of the recent judgement handed down by the Land & Environment Court be circulated to all Councillors.

 

MOTION:  (Backes/Daley)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON