MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH AUGUST, 2003 AT 6:06 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

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Daley, Matson, Matthews, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis & Tracey.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

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 Planning, Policy & Performance                                              Ms. K. Walshaw.

Manager Library Services                                                                     Ms. J. Jarvis.

Co-ordinator Community Development                                     Ms. R. Lewenkopf.

 

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr Seng.

 

RESOLVED:  (Notley-Smith/White) that the apology be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Cr Seng from the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 12 th August 2003.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH JULY, 2003.

 

W28    RESOLUTION:  (Bastic/White) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 12th August, 2003 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting, subject to the Mayor being the seconder of the motion to accept Cr. Bastic’s apology.

 

3.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

4.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

4.1       MAYORAL MINUTE 40/2003 - COOGEE CROQUET CLUB.  (98/S/1331)

 

W29    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr. D. Sullivan) that Council officers arrange the regrading, landscaping and retaining works at the Coogee Croquet Club to the value of $8,000 and that these funds be allocated from the current Councillor Bids Allocation in the Budget.

 

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

 

4.2              MAYORAL MINUTE 41/2003 – WAIVING OF FEES - ST GEORGE COPTIC CHURCH.  (P/012536)

 

W30    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that:

 

a)         Council vote $1,106.00 to cover the fees associated with the 2003 Saint George Coptic Orthodox Church Community Fete and funds be allocated from the Councillor Requested Works Bids; and

 

b)         That the event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event including the displaying of Council’s banner which advises of Council’s sponsorship of the event..

 

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

 

4.3       MAYORAL MINUTE 42/2003 - CANCER COUNCIL - RELAY FOR LIFE.  (98/S/4108)

 

W31    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council give “in principal” support to the conducting of the “Relay for Life” event at Grant Reserve, Coogee, subject to conditions of approval being satisfactorily met and that Council actively promote the event through its available resources.   

 

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

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 38/2003 - LANDSCAPING PROPOSALS FOR CAPTAIN COOK STATUE.  (98/S/3315)

 

W32    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that consideration be given to:

 

a)         The existing pavers being removed and replaced with a permanent formal English themed garden comprising a Buxus hedge and annual display;

 

b)                  A lockable access gate being installed on the northern side of the fence to enable maintenance of the landscaped areas; and

 

c)                  Investigating the possible introduction of appropriate lighting of the area;

 

in formulating the 2004/05 Capital Works Programme.

 

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

 

5.2  DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 39/2003 - WASTE CALENDAR.  (98/S/3606)

 

W33    RESOLUTION:  (Greenwood/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council:

 

a)         Note that yearly area specific waste calendars are required to keep the residents informed of day and month of scheduled clean-up, recycling and green waste collection;

 

b)         Note that permanent collection day specific stickers placed on recycling and green waste bins are user-friendly, but they are not suitable for waste services currently provided by Randwick city Council; and

 

c)         Note that a new user-friendly garbage bin sticker with collection day and relevant service information is being developed.

 

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

 

5.3       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 40/2003 - SIGNIFICANT TREES WITHIN THE CITY OF RANDWICK.  (R/0340/02 xr R/0249/03)

 

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

 

a)         Council note the officer’s advice in relation to the removal of the diseased Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig) growing in the south-west corner of Govett Reserve, Randwick, and seek further advice as to the short and long-term stability of this tree in its current location;

 

b)         Council’s tree management staff implements an appropriate pruning and maintenance regime to maximise the long-term viability of the Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig) growing in Govett Reserve, Randwick, and the Ficus microcarpa var. ‘Hillii’ growing in the triangular open space area on the corner of Coogee Bay Road and Dudley Street, Coogee; and

 

c)         An advertisement be placed in the Southern Courier asking residents to nominate significant trees on public property for inclusion in a Significant Tree Register for future assessment by Council officers.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 41/2003 - ENERGY AUSTRALIA SUBSTATION - PROPOSED INSTALLATION IN ALFREDA STREET AND ST PAULS STREET.  (98/S/4982)

 

W35    RESOLUTION:  (Greenwood/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that:

 

a)         Energy Australia be advised that Council accepts that these three new substations need to be provided as dictated in the report and that they be located as approximated on the attached plans;

 

b)         Energy Australia carry out the necessary community consultation with adjoining owners and residents in close proximity to the new substations;

 

c)         Energy Australia liaise with the adjoining owner of the St. Pauls Street substation to determine the exact location for the substation in front of the blank wall of this property; and

 

d)                  The Mayor be delegated authority to hold discussions with Energy Australia on the possible relocation of the proposed sub-station, on the corner of Brook and Alfreda Streets, further to the east in Alfreda Street.

 

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

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

6.1       GENERAL BUSINESS – ENERGY AUSTRALIA – UPGRADE APPEARANCE OF ELECTRICITY SUB-STATIONS.  (98/S/1308)

 

W36    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/Whitehead) that Council write to Energy Australia requesting that they upgrade the appearance of their sub-stations, particularly these sub-stations in public areas such as shopping centres.

 

MOTION:  (Schick/Whitehead)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON