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INCORPORATED

AS A MUNICIPALITY

22 FEBRUARY 1859

PROCLAIMED AS

A CITY JULY 1990

 

23rd April, 2004

 

ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK, ON TUESDAY, 27TH APRIL, 2004 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

 

1           Council Prayer

 

2           Apologies

 

3           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 24 TH FEBRUARY, 2004.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 20TH APRIL, 2004.

 

4           Addresses to the Council by the Public

 

5           Mayoral Minutes

 

6           General Manager's Reports

 

6.1                      

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 6/2004 - DRAFT 2004/05 TO 2006/07 MANAGEMENT PLAN.

2

6.2                      

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 7/2004 - 2003/04 BUDGET - REVIEW AS AT 31 MARCH 2004.

8

 

6.3                      

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 8/2004 - PERMISSION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR USE OF LAND AND AFFIXING OF THE COUNCIL SEAL.

11

 

6.4                      

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 9/2004 - PERMISSION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT AND AFFIXING OF THE COUNCIL SEAL.

14

 

 

7           Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Reports

 

7.1                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 14/2004 - NATIONAL BLACKSPOT PROGRAMME 2004/2005.

17

 

7.2                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 15/2004 - RESIDENTS' PERMIT PARKING.

19

 

 

 

8           Director Governance, Management & Information Services' Report

 

8.1                        

DIRECTOR GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION SERVICES' REPORT 6/2004 - INTERNAL REPORTING SYSTEM - PROTECTED DISCLOSURES ACT.

21

 

 

9           Petitions

 

10         Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

11         Urgent Business

 

12         Confidential Reports

 

13         Committee-of-the-Whole

 

14         Report of Committee-of-the-Whole

 

15         Notice of Rescission Motions

 

16         Presentation & Information Session for Councillors

           

(Note: All Information Separately Circularised for this Item.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 6/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

DRAFT 2004/05 TO 2006/07 MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/0555

 

REPORT BY:            GENERAL MANAGER  

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Section 402 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires each council to prepare a draft management plan each year, setting out:

 

(a)        The Council’s activities for at least the next 3 years, and

(b)        The Council’s revenue policy for the next year.

 

The Act specifies in more detail the information that is to be included in the draft management plan:

 

s403    Contents of draft management plan with respect to council's work and activities

 

(1)     The draft management plan must contain the following statements with respect to the council's activities for the period to which it relates:

·        a statement of the principal activities that the council proposes to conduct

·        a statement of the objectives and performance targets for each of its principal activities

·        a statement of the means by which the council proposes to achieve these targets

·        a statement of the manner in which the council proposes to assess its performance in respect of each of its principal activities

·        statements with respect to such other matters as may be prescribed by the regulations.

 

(2)     The statement of principal activities must include the following particulars:

·        capital works projects to be carried out by the council

·        services to be provided by the council

·        asset replacement programs to be implemented by the council

·        sales of assets to be conducted by the council

·        activities of a business or commercial nature to be undertaken by the council

·        human resource activities (such as training programs) to be undertaken by the council

·        activities to properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the environment in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development

·        activities in response to, and to address priorities identified in, the council's current comprehensive report as to the state of the environment and any other relevant reports

·        programs to be undertaken by the council to implement its equal employment opportunity management plan.

 

s404    Contents of draft management plan with respect to council's revenue policy

 

(1)     A draft management plan must include the following statements with respect to the council's revenue policy for the next year, subject to the regulations:

·        a statement containing a detailed estimate of the council's income and expenditure

·        a statement with respect to each ordinary rate and each special rate proposed to be levied

·        a statement with respect to each charge proposed to be levied

·        a statement of the types of fees proposed to be charged by the council and the amounts of each such fee

·        a statement of the council's pricing policy with respect to the goods and services provided by it

·        a statement of the amounts or rates proposed to be charged for the carrying out by the council of work on private land

·        a statement of the amounts of any proposed borrowings (other than internal borrowing), the sources from which they are proposed to be borrowed and the means by which they are proposed to be secured

·        statements with respect to such other matters as may be prescribed by the regulations.

 

(2)     The statement with respect to an ordinary or special rate proposed to be levied must include the following particulars:

§    the ad valorem amount (the amount in the dollar) of the rate

§    whether the rate is to have a base amount and, if so:

-           the amount in dollars of the base amount, and

-           the percentage, in conformity with section 500, of the total amount payable by the levying of the rate, or, in the case of the rate, the rate for the category or sub‑category concerned of the ordinary rate that the levying of the base amount will produce

§   the estimated yield of the rate

§   in the case of a special rate‑the purpose for which the rate is to be levied

§   the categories or sub‑categories of land in respect of which the council proposes to levy the rate.

 

(3)     The statement with respect to each charge proposed to be levied must include the following particulars:

§   the amount or rate per unit of the charge

§   the differing amounts for the charge, if relevant

§   the minimum amount or amounts of the charge, if relevant

§   the estimated yield of the charge.

(4)     A draft management plan must include a statement containing a general estimate of the council's income and expenditure for the second and subsequent years for which the draft management plan is prepared.

 

(5)     The statement of fees and the statement of the pricing policy need not include information which could confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council.

 

s405  Public notice of draft management plan

(1)        A council must give public notice of its draft management plan

(2)        The period of public exhibition must not be less than 28 days

(3)        The public notice must specify that submissions may be made to the council at any time during the period of public exhibition

 

s406 Adoption of management plan

Before the end of each year, a council must adopt a management plan for the following year after it has been prepared and exhibited. In deciding on the final plan to be adopted, a council must take into consideration any submissions that have been made concerning the draft management plan prepared and exhibited.

 

ISSUES:

 

The timing of the recent council elections has significantly impacted on the statutory requirement in relation to the management plan and budget.  Because of the requirement for a 28 day public exhibition period and the need to adopt the management plans and budget in sufficient time before 30 June, 2004 to enable the administration to issue the first quarter rate notices incorporating any new rate structure, the management plan and draft budget has been prepared on the basis of maintaining all activities and services at their current level.

 

The 28 day public exhibition period will provide the new Council with the opportunity to review and modify the draft management plan and budget to reflect its own priorities and strategic direction.

 

Any delay in placing the draft management plan and budget on exhibition will result in delays in issuing rate notices which will cause significant revenue and cash flow problems for Council.

 

Attached to this report is the draft management plan including the five-year projections, detailed draft estimates of income and expenditure, and a copy of the draft statement of fees, charges and pricing policy. 

 

The draft management plan describes the strategic direction of Council and provides a management tool for its achievement. It outlines the planning process applied in developing the framework for the management plan and shows the relationship between the key directions that describe the strategic intent and the major strategies that will be implemented to achieve our objectives and targets.

 

The draft management plan also includes other key plans and strategies such as the Social Plan, the EEO Plan, the State of the Environment Report and the Financial Plan.

 

The draft management plan incorporates the five-year financial projections that will underlie our planning.  Our key directions, through a focus on core activities and the management of assets together with the recognition of the need to be more efficient, effective and customer focused, acknowledge the importance of planning for the sustainability of the organisation.

 

The Draft Budget for 2004/05 proposes a balanced budget.  This draft budget is based on the continuation of the previously approved 4.6% special rate variation.

 

The funding available from the operational budget again only provides limited capital to meet the funding requirement of capital acquisitions and infrastructure capital works. 

 

The five-year financial projections that are being submitted with this budget indicate that while Council is able to continue with balanced budgets, there remains a significant shortfall in available resources for a reasonable level of infrastructure works in the future.

 

At the present time it is estimated that expenditure in excess of $100M would be necessary to bring all Council infrastructure assets up to an acceptable level.  As well as this backlog, there is a shortfall in infrastructure maintenance expenditure estimated at about $4M per annum at the current rate of expenditure.

 

The fundamental problem is that maintenance costs of Council’s assets and infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, drainage, parks and reserves as well as the costs of services provided by Council is increasing at a rate significantly in excess of the revenue Council is able to raise from rates and charges which represent about 66% of Council’s operating revenue.  This is comprehensively documented in Council’s submissions to the Sproats and Woodward Inquiries.

 

A further compounding factor is that Council has an expanding asset and infrastructure base as new works are completed at locations such as Maroubra, Clovelly and Malabar beaches. These additional and improved assets exacerbate the demand for maintenance.

 

The expectations of Council’s community are also constantly rising and this generates demand for increased expenditure on environmental and social issues.

 

Rate pegging and statutory limitations on other charges are limiting the revenue growth necessary to keep up with increasing maintenance and service costs. Council’s inability to bridge this gap between revenue and costs will be ultimately reflected in a further deterioration of Council’s assets and infrastructure as well as a reduction in other services or service levels.

 

Every line item in the budget submitted to Council has undergone rigorous scrutiny and has satisfied strict criteria prior to inclusion in the detailed budget. Every opportunity has also been taken to maximise income from fees, charges and grants within the limitations imposed by the State Government.

 

The documents attached to this report provide detailed information and projections of the source and application of funds, operating result from ordinary activities, and the estimated balances of financial reserves. 

 

The Council is therefore faced with the challenge of meeting not only the demands of an ageing infrastructure but also the demands for expansion, and improvement of its services. These challenges are not unique to Randwick City Council. Government agencies at all levels face the same difficulties. However, few face the combination of demands affecting Randwick City which has a comparatively low rating base.

 

There is an ongoing commitment to achieving increased revenue, efficiency savings and/or administrative savings. Internal targets will be set with the aim of achieving further structural changes in the budget that will allow Council over a period of time, to adjust its activities to the funds available and provide a more acceptable level of essential maintenance of our assets and infrastructure.

 

Environmental Levy

Council has been aware of many outstanding environmental issues that need to be addressed and is proposing in this draft budget to seek a special environmental levy of 6% to fund a comprehensive range of environmental programs and initiatives with the aim of achieving a substantial enhancement of Randwick’s environment.  A 6% levy represents an additional $27 per year for the 50% of rate payers who pay the minimum rate.

 

Domestic Waste Management Charge

 

Under S.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council must make and levy an annual charge for providing domestic waste management services. Under S.504 of the Act, income from the charge must not exceed the reasonable cost to Council of providing those services. The domestic waste management charge is proposed to increase from $255 to $262 for each residential occupancy.

 

The change will cover the costs related to CPI adjustments in waste disposal contracts.

 

Rates To Be Levied

 

Land within the City of Randwick is categorised as either Residential or Business for rating purposes under the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Council has resolved not to use base rates.  It has decided to apply ad valorem rates on all parcels of rateable land, and subject the land to minimum rate charges.

 

Council has based its budget on the estimated permissible increase in rates income that  will be determined by the State Government of 2.5%, which will only partially cover CPI increases.

 

Accordingly, it is proposed to levy an estimated ad valorem rate of 0.196804 cents in the dollar on all parcels of rateable residential land (subject to a minimum charge of $490, and an ad valorem rate of 0.768128 cents in the dollar on all rateable business land (subject to a minimum charge of $789 for 2004/2005.

 

The following table sets out details of the proposed estimated rates levy:

 

 

8.5%  INCREASE

 

TYPE   (ORDINARY)

Residential Rate

Business Rate

CENTS IN THE DOLLAR

0.196804

0.768128

MINIMUM RATE

$490

$789

EST. GROSS YIELD

$33,679,164

$9,434,198

 

The total estimated gross yield is $43,113,362.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The draft management plan and the associated documents are now tabled for Council’s consideration.  Following the adoption of these drafts, the draft management plan must be placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

1.       That the Draft Management Plan be placed on public exhibition for not less than 28 days, from 28 April 2004 to 26 May 2004, inviting submissions from the public.

2.       That at the conclusion of the period of public exhibition a meeting of Council be held to consider any submissions made concerning the Draft Plan, and after taking into consideration such matters, as it considers relevant, Council adopt the Management Plan.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

1. 2004/07 Draft Management Plan (Under Separate Cover)

2. 2004/05 Draft Budget (Under Separate Cover)

3. 2004/05 Draft Fees and Charges (Under Separate Cover)

4. 2004/05 Draft Commercial Fees and Charges (Confidential) (Under Separate Cover)

5. Environmental Levy Projects (Under Separate Cover) 

 

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

 

 


 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 7/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

2003/04 BUDGET-REVIEW AS AT 31 MARCH 2004

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/2627

 

 

REPORT BY:            GENERAL MANAGER  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

This report is a review of the Council’s 2003/2004 current budget and recommends adoption of a revised budget for 2003/2004.

 

ISSUES:

 

a)         LOCAL GOVERNMENT (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT) REGULATION 1999

 

Park 2 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulation 1999 requires that at the close of each quarter, a Budget Review Statement be prepared and submitted to Council that indicates the latest estimates of income and expenditure for the 2003/2004 year, based on current trends.  The statement must be prepared on an accrual basis and must also show the original estimates as adopted in the Management Plan.

 

The regulation also requires that the budget review statement must include, or be accompanied by:

 

I.            A report as to whether or not the responsible accounting officer believes that the Statement indicates that the financial position of the Council is satisfactory, having regard to the original estimate of income and expenditure; and

 

II.           If that position is unsatisfactory, recommendations for remedial action.

 

b).        MARCH 2004 QUARTER BUDGET REVIEW STATEMENT

 

Subject to Council’s formal adoption of the changes contained in this report, the following table summarises the projected budget position for 2003/2004 as at 31 March 2004:

 

 

 

 

 Variations

 

 

 Expenditure 

 Income

 Net

 

 Increase 

 (Increase )

 

Principal Activity

 ( Decrease)

  Decrease

 

 

 $

 $

 $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management of Natural & Built Assets

                 551,120

           (130,379)

         420,741

 

 

 

 

Waste Services

                             -

                          -

                      -

 

 

 

 

City Services

               (133,616)

           (704,000)

       (837,616)

 

 

 

 

City Planning & Development

                615,095

           (732,800)

        (117,705)

 

 

 

 

Governance Management and Information Services

               (548,511)

            (127,165)

      (675,676)

 

 

 

 

Executive Strategy

                             -

                          -

                      -

 

 

 

 

Transfer to "Councils on Line" reserve

1,210,256

 1,210,256

0

Total

        1,694,344

   (1,694,344)

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of the budget variations, comments on the variations, and reserve funds balances as at 31 March 2004 are tabled.

 

Council’s Financial Services Manager as the responsible accounting officer, advises that  the projected financial position is satisfactory.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

1.         That the report in relation to the March 2004 budget review be received and noted.

 

2.         That the budget variations referred in paragraph (b) in this report be adopted

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

 

 


 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 8/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

PERMISSION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR USE OF LAND AND AFFIXING OF THE COUNCIL SEAL

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

R02400

 

 

REPORT BY:            GENERAL MANAGER  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The builders of the Development at 150-171 Anzac Parade, Kensington are seeking approval to enter into an agreement with Council over a parcel of land adjoining a cul-de-sac and their development site for the placement of site amenities whilst construction of their site is undertaken.  The land is described as local road and is situated on the corner of Lorne Avenue & Addison Street, Kensington.

 

Southern Cross Constructions have submitted a site plan with proposed dimensions of the land they wish to occupy.

 

Clause 48 of the Local Government (Meetings) Regulations 1993 requires that the Seal of the Council must not be affixed to a document unless the document relates to business of the Council and the Council has resolved (by resolution referring to the document) that the Seal be so affixed.

 

ISSUES:

 

Should approval be granted to enter into an agreement, Southern Cross Constructions will reimburse council for the cost of a rental valuation and will enter into a six (6) month licence agreement for the land, with rental to be paid monthly.

 

The conditions to be included in the licence agreement are:

 

1.       The applicant shall carry out the work in accordance with the approved plan, unless otherwise directed by Police/authorised City Rangers

2.       The applicant shall advise emergency services (namely Policy, Fire Brigade and St. Johns Ambulance) of the proposed temporary occupation of the land.

3.       The applicant shall indemnify Council against all claims for damage or injury that may result from the activity or occupation of part of the public way during activity.  The Contractor must provide documentary evidence of public risk insurance cover of at least $10,000,000 indemnifying Council.

4.       The applicant shall be responsible for the reimbursement for the cost of repair of any damage caused to the public way, or as a result of the activities.

5.       The applicant shall be liable for the payment of a licence fee (to be determined by an independent valuer) payable monthly for the occupation of the public space.  The licence period must be advised prior to preparation of the agreement.

6.       Within 60 days of the completion of the building works, the applicant shall restore the footways and adjacent roadways to the satisfaction of Council.

7.       The cost of the rental valuation and all legal costs associated with the preparation of the licence agreement are to be borne by the licensee.

8.       Compliance with Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Southern Cross Constructions will reimburse council for the cost of a rental valuation and will enter into a six (6) month licence agreement for the land at an agreed monthly rental.

 

As Clause 48 of the Meetings Relation requires that the Council pass a resolution authorising the Affixing of the Seal, it is necessary for this action to take place to facilitate legal formalities being completed.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That authority is granted for Council to enter into a licence agreement with Southern Cross Constructions for the land adjoining the cul-de-sac and their property on the corner of Lorne Avenue & Addison Street, Kensington for a period of six (6) months.

 

Conditions to be included in the licence agreement are:

 

1.       The applicant shall carry out the work in accordance with the approved plan, unless otherwise directed by Police/authorised City Rangers

2.       The applicant shall advise emergency services (namely Policy, Fire Brigade and St. Johns Ambulance) of the proposed temporary occupation of the land.

3.       The applicant shall indemnify Council against all claims for damage or injury that may result from the activity or occupation of part of the public way during activity.  The Contractor must provide documentary evidence of public risk insurance cover of at least $10,000,000 indemnifying Council.

4.       The applicant shall be responsible for the reimbursement for the cost of repair of any damage caused to the public way, or as a result of the activities.

5.       The applicant shall be liable for the payment of a licence fee (to be determined by an independent valuer) payable monthly for the occupation of the public space.  The licence period must be advised prior to preparation of the agreement.

6.       Within 60 days of the completion of the building works, the applicant shall restore the footways and adjacent roadways to the satisfaction of Council.

7.       The cost of the rental valuation and all legal costs associated with the preparation of the licence agreement are to be borne by the licensee.

8.       Compliance with Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

 

 


 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 9/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

PERMISSION TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT AND AFFIXING OF THE COUNCIL SEAL

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/2390 xr 98/S/5157 xr P/004522 xr 98/S/2994 xr P/000915 xr 98/S/3062 xr P/002020 xr P/011253 xr P/001364 (6) xr 98/S/0018 xr P/001537 2  

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            GENERAL MANAGER  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

Clause 48 of the Local Government (Meetings) Regulations 1993 requires that the Seal of the Council must not be affixed to a document unless the document relates to business of the Council and the Council has resolved (by resolution referring to the document) that the Seal be so affixed.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Department of Community Services (DoCS) Local Government Salary Subsidy partially funds three positions in the Community Development Department including Coordinator, Community Development Officer Youth and Multicultural Officer.  Each position is funded $11,235.  The Department also funds the La Perouse Generalist Position for $34,031 annually.

 

As Clause 48 of the Meetings Regulation requires that the Council pass a resolution authorising the affixing of the Seal, it is necessary for this action to take place to facilitate legal formalities being completed.

 

ISSUES:

 

It is necessary for the Council’s Seal to be affixed to the signing of agreements between Council and –

 

1.       The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Sydney in relation to a lease of Part of Reserve No. 81741 known as Heffron Park Reserve, more particularly described as improvements and playing fields located on the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue & Robey Street, Maroubra.

2.       New South Wales Handball Association Inc. in relation to a licence of Part of Crown Reserve No. 81741 known as Heffron Park Reserve, more particularly known as an area totalling 1,546.93m2 for the provision of handball sporting and recreational facilities.

3.       Jane Crosland (trading as Bream Street Deli) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 10 Bream Street, Coogee.

4.       Maroubra Diggers in relation to a licence of Part of Lots 1211, 7026-7027 DP 752015, more particularly known as the Club Room at Des Renford Aquatic Centre.

5.       Tawar Ishaya (trading as Beach View Café) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 53 McKeon Street, Maroubra

6.       Randwick Credit Union Limited in relation to a lease of the South Eastern Suite, Ground Floor, Town Hall Building.

7.       Paul Polakow in relation to a residential lease of unit 4/20 Silver Street, Randwick.

8.       Mr Sophon Kotamphi (trading as Chao Praya Thai) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 33 Perouse Road, Randwick.

9.       Mr Timothy David Crowe (trading as Beach Palace Hotel) in relation to a licence for outdoor dining at 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee.

10.     NSW Department of Community Services in relation to Schedule A in respect of funding of Community Development Generalist Officer, Coordinator Community Development, Community Development Officer Youth & Multicultural Officer for a period of twelve (12) months to a total of $67,739.

11.     New Design Centres Pty Ltd in relation to a commercial lease for Shop 2, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra Junction.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

As Clause 48 of the Meetings Regulation requires that the Council pass a resolution authorising the affixing of the Seal, it is necessary for this action to take place to facilitate legal formalities being completed.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That authority be granted for the Council’s Common Seal to be affixed to the agreement between Council and –

 

1.       The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Sydney in relation to a lease of Part of Reserve No. 81741 known as Heffron Park Reserve, more particularly described as improvements and playing fields located on the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue & Robey Street, Maroubra.

2.       New South Wales Handball Association Inc. in relation to a licence of Part of Crown Reserve No. 81741 known as Heffron Park Reserve, more particularly known as an area totalling 1,546.93m2 for the provision of handball sporting and recreational facilities.

3.       Jane Crosland (trading as Bream Street Deli) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 10 Bream Street, Coogee.

4.       Maroubra Diggers in relation to a licence of Part of Lots 1211, 7026-7027 DP 752015, more particularly known as the Club Room at Des Renford Aquatic Centre.

5.       Tawar Ishaya (trading as Beach View Café) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 53 McKeon Street, Maroubra

6.       Randwick Credit Union Limited in relation to a lease of the South Eastern Suite, Ground Floor, Town Hall Building.

7.       Paul Polakow in relation to a residential lease of unit 4/20 Silver Street, Randwick.

8.       Mr Sophon Kotamphi (trading as Chao Praya Thai) in relation to a licence for the purpose of outdoor dining at 33 Perouse Road, Randwick.

9.       Mr Timothy David Crowe (trading as Beach Palace Hotel) in relation to a licence for outdoor dining at 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee.

10.     NSW Department of Community Services in relation to Schedule A in respect of funding of Community Development Generalist Officer, Coordinator Community Development, Community Development Officer Youth & Multicultural Officer for a period of twelve (12) months to a total of $67,739.

11.     New Design Centres Pty Ltd in relation to a commercial lease for Shop 2, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra Junction.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 14/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

NATIONAL BLACKSPOT PROGRAMME 2004/2005

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/1257

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Advice has been received from the Roads and Traffic Authority that projects under the National Black Spot Programme have been approved by the Federal Minister for Transport & Regional Services.

 

ISSUES:

 

The following project has been approved for 100% funding under the programme:

 

TREATMENT

LOCATION

COST

Partial intersection closure

Boronia Street at the intersection of Anzac Parade, Kensington

$160,000

 

The above project was nominated under the programme due to its poor accident history and eligibility under the programme criteria of at least three casualty crashes in the most recent 5 years of crash data, and a safety Benefit Cost Ratio of 2.0 or greater.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

If Council wishes to participate in the National Black Spot Programme 2004-2005, acceptance of grant and its associated conditions is required.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council accept the National Black Spot Programme funding for 2004-2005

for the partial intersection closure at the intersection of Boronia Street at Anzac Parade, Kensington in the amount of $160,000.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

JOHN EARLS

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

ASSET CO-ORDINATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 15/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

RESIDENTS' PERMIT PARKING

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/2714

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

 

Council is in the process of reviewing all existing residents’ parking schemes within the City with the view to implementing area based residents parking schemes.

 

ISSUES:

 

The attached report entitled “General Report – On Street Parking” provides a general overview of on-street parking and permit parking schemes within the City. This report is presented as a discussion paper and as a precursor to numerous individual precinct reports which will be presented to Council over the next twelve months.

 

The report on The Spot precinct has been completed and will be presented to the next Works Committee Meeting. The report on the Coogee Beach precinct will be presented to Council in June and the report on the Clovelly Beach precinct will be presented to Council in June or July.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

This report provides an introduction and basic principles for the on going process of review of Council’s residents’ parking schemes

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That

 

1.       the current review of resident permit schemes in the City be expanded to include existing schemes in King Street, Todman Avenue and Maroubra Junction;

2.       the project timeframe and implementation procedures be noted; and

3.       the matters raised in this report be referred to the relevant departments of Council for comment.

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

General Report - On Street Parking (Under Separate Cover)

 

 

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………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

ALAN OPERA

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Governance, Management & Information Services' Report 6/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

INTERNAL REPORTING SYSTEM-PROTECTED DISCLOSURES ACT

 

 

DATE:

23 April, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/0661

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The Council annually reviews its Internal Reporting System and Policy in relation to the Protected Disclosures Act.

 

ISSUES:

 

Clause 12 of the Internal Reporting System, Policy No. 1.04.04, provides that the policy shall be reviewed annually to ensure that it meets the object of the legislation and facilitates the making of disclosures under the Act.

 

As detailed in the Policy, Randwick Council does not tolerate corrupt conduct, maladministration or serious and substantial waste of public money.  The Council is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosures Act.  It recognises the value and importance of contributions of staff to enhance administrative and management practices and strongly supports disclosures being made by staff without any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosures.

 

The network of nominated disclosure officers is significant and includes the General Manager, the Public Officer, all Department Heads, all Managers, the E.E.O.

Co-ordinator and all members of the Council’s Joint Consultative Committee.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Whilst no disclosures have been made under the Council’s Internal Reporting System during the past year, it is considered that the Policy does meet the objects of the legislation and does facilitate the making of disclosures, should the need for such arise.  Disclosure ability is enhanced by the number of nominated disclosure officers as detailed in the Policy.

 

In addition, periodic articles are placed in the Staff Newsletter to refresh employees’ memories of the existence of the System.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Director Governance, Management and Information Services’ Report 6/2004, reviewing the Internal Reporting System – Protected Disclosures Act, in accordance with Clause 12 of Council’s Policy No. 1.04.04, be received and noted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

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………………………………

MARK HUMMERSTON

 

DIRECTOR GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION SERVICES