MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH OCTOBER, 2003 AT 6:27 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

Cr C. Bastic (Central Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr J. Greenwood

 

West Ward                  -           Crs P. Schick and M. Whitehead

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Matson, Matthews, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis and Tracey.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. G. Messiter.

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services                                               Mr. M. Savage.

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.

Performance Improvement Officer                                                        Ms. S. Ianni.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Apologies were received from Crs Backes, Seng and White.

 

RESOLVED:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that the apologies be received and accepted and leave of absence be granted to Crs Backes, Seng and White from the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 14th October, 2003.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH AUGUST, 2003.

 

W37    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) 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.

 

3.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

4.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 54/2003 - WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY.  (98/S/4866)

 

W38    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council:

 

a)                  Note the report on ‘Customer Satisfaction Survey’ including the achievement of 87% customer satisfaction on overall waste service delivery exceeding the target of 75%;

b)                  Note that the customer satisfaction target will be increased to 87% for the next management-planning period; and

c)                  Further investigate waste collection in single unit and multi-unit dwellings in the West Ward area.

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 55/2003 - TODMAN AVENUE, KENSINGTON - IMPROVEMENTS TO BICYCLE LANE.  (R/0724/02)

 

W39    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  A dedicated concrete bicycle path and associated pram ramps be constructed on the northern nature strip of Todman Avenue at its intersection with Baker Street, to provide an uninterrupted path of travel for cyclists using the existing on-street eastbound bicycle lane to bypass the roundabout, as detailed on the attached plan; and

 

b)                  A concrete island and associated pram ramp be constructed on the south western corner of the intersection, with a 3 metre opening designated as a ‘Bus Lane’ to maintain access to the existing ‘Bus Zone’ located west of the intersection, to deflect westbound vehicles exiting the roundabout and provide protection for cyclists using the on-street bicycle lane, as detailed on the attached plan.

 

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

 

5.3       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 56/2003 - REPAIRS TO ROSS JONES MEMORIAL POOL, COOGEE.  (98/S/1703)

 

W40    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  The pylons on the northern end of the pool be deleted, however no other pylons should be deleted from the scope of works due to the Heritage Significance, Liability Issues, Aesthetic Character and issues listed in the Coogee Foreshore Plan of Management;

b)                  The chains should be deleted from the scope of works;

c)                  The proposed 80mm concrete render thickness of all the internal pool walls should remain as per specification due to additional costs involved and the fact that the pool is not of standard competition dimensions;

d)                  A Pool Audit be carried out on this pool by the Royal Surf Life Saving Society, Australia, to ensure that the refurbished pool will comply with the requirements of Council’s insurers; and

e)                  Council officers arrange to have the specification altered as required above and to meet the requirements of Council’s insurers and then proceed to liaise with the Lands Department to get consent to lodge the D.A. for the project with a view to carrying out the repair works in the 2004 off season.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 57/2003 - 2003-2004 ROAD FUNDING.  (98/S/1171)

 

W41    RESOLUTION:  (Schick/His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan) that Council re-allocate the $237,500 allocated for projects which did not receive Roads & Traffic Authority funding in 2003-2004, to the projects listed in Director Asset and Infrastructure Services’ Report dated 14 October 2003.

 

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

 

5.5       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 58/2003 - PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON MAROUBRA RAOD, MAROUBRA, EAST OF FLOWER STREET - PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT MEASURES.  (R/0503/03)

 

W42    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  The existing kerb blister on the northern side of Maroubra Road, Maroubra, on the approach to the pedestrian crossing located immediately east of Flower Street, be enlarged to reduce the carriageway for eastbound motorists; and

 

b)                  A small concrete island be constructed with a chevron alignment marker on the northern side of Maroubra Road, outside premises No. 270, as detailed on the attached plans, to force eastbound motorists to merge into one lane, as directed by the existing line marking.

 

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

 

5.6       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 59/2003 - COWPER AND COOK STREETS  - FOOTPATH RECONSTRUCTION AND STREET LIGHT ASSESSMENT.  (98/S/0791)

 

W43    RESOLUTION: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr D. Sullivan/Schick) that:

 

a)                  Council allocate necessary funds and prioritise footpath reconstruction as part of a future works programme;

b)                  Council’s maintenance crew be requested to carry out appropriate tree trimming works on Cook Street; and

c)                  Residents listed on the petition be notified of Council’s decision.

 

MOTION: (Whitehead/Greenwood) that:

 

a)         Council allocate necessary funds for footpath reconstruction from the Councillors’ Bids Vote and works be undertaken in this financial year;

b)         Council’s maintenance crew be requested to carry out appropriate tree trimming works on Cook Street; and

c)         Residents listed on the petition be notified of Council’s decision.  LOST.

 

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

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.46 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON