MINUTES OF WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 11TH MAY 2004 AT 6:09 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship the Mayor, Cr M .Matson (East Ward)

 

Cr B. Notley-Smith (East Ward) (Chairperson)

 

South Ward                  -           Crs R. Belleli & A. White

 

East Ward                    -           Cr D. Sullivan

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Daley, Nash, Procopiadis & Woodsmith.

 

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.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

1a.       LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

 

Leave of Absence has been granted to Cr Tracey until 23 June, 2004.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY, 2004.

 

W18       RESOLUTION:  (White/Belleli) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 10th February, 2004 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

RESOLVED: (White/Belleli) that the Meeting be adjourned at 6.11 p.m.

 

3.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Committee, the following deputation was received in respect of the following matter:

 

5.7       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES’ REPORT 22/2004 - 13 DARLEY ROAD, RANDWICK - PLATANUS x HYBRIDA GROWING WITHIN REAR OF PROPERTY. APPLICATION.

 

Against Mr Matthew Doherty                                        13 Darley Road, Randwick.

 

The Meeting was resumed at 6.14 p.m.

 

4.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

4.1       MAYORAL MINUTE 23/2004 – MAYORAL CAR.  (98/S/0090)

 

W19       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the existing Mayoral vehicle plant No.9801 be replaced with a Toyota Prius on a trial basis and the longer-term viability of this vehicle be assessed.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

4.2       MAYORAL MINUTE 25/2004 – GREENING RANDWICK.  (98/S/1559)

 

W20       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that:

 

a)                  The Greening Randwick Committee be established;

b)                  The Committee consists of six (6) Councillors and appropriate Council staff as required;

c)                  The Chairperson of this Committee be the Mayor;

d)                  The Committee shall put recommendations via a report to the Works Committee; and

e)                  The Labor, Liberal & Green Councillors be invited to submit to the Mayor two nominations each from their parties for membership of this Committee.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

4.3              MAYORAL MINUTE 26/2004 – SAFETY SIGNAGE ON COUNCIL BEACHES.  (98/S/1335)

 

W21       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the action taken to initiate preparation of an education strategy covering signage on Council’s beaches, be noted.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

4.4       MAYORAL MINUTE 27/2004 - WAVERELY CEMETERY STAKEHOLDER REFERENCE PANEL.  (98/S/0820)

 

W22       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Council appoint Councillors Kenny & Woodsmith to share the observer role on the Waverely Cemetery Stakeholder Reference Panel.

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.         WORKS.

 

5.1         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 16/2004 - 'FICUS HILLII' OUTSIDE 160 EASTERN AVENUE, KINGSFORD.  (P/010191)

 

W23       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the Council-owned ‘Ficus microcarpa var Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 160 Eastern Avenue, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with an advanced Syzygium luehmannii (Lilly Pilly) – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.2         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 17/2004 - COUNCIL STREET TREE GROWING OUTSIDE 118 ALMA ROAD, MAROUBRA.  (R/0024/03)

 

W24       RESOLUTION:  (Sullivan/Seng) that:

 

a)         Approval be granted to remove the Council-owned Harpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum) growing on the nature strip outside 118 Alma Road, Maroubra, and that a more appropriate native tree species be planted as a replacement; and

 

b)         The surrounding residents be notified of Council’s decision.

 

MOTION:  (Sullivan/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 18/2004 - RESIDENTS PERMIT PARKING - THE SPOT.  (98/S/2714)

 

W25       RESOLUTION:  (Sullivan/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that:

 

a)           The recommendations of The Spot On-Street Parking Report be adopted in principle;

 

b)           The proposal be referred to the Randwick Traffic Committee for concurrence; and

 

c)           The proposal be placed on public display.

 

MOTION:  (Sullivan/His Worship the Mayor Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 19/2004 - 'FICUS HILLII' OUTSIDE NO 2 TEDWIN AVENUE, KENSINGTON.  (98/S/0019)

 

W26       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the Council-owned Ficus microcarpa var. ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 2 Tedwin Avenue, Kensington, be removed and replaced with an advanced Syzygium luehmannii (Lilly Pilly) – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.5         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 20/2004 - ROSS JONES MEMORIAL POOL, COOGEE.  (PROJ/0033)

 

W27       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that:

 

a)         No pylons 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)         Signage be upgraded due to the Liability Issues and Safety for the general community;

c)         Appropriate emergency procedures be put in place during peak times of pool usage;

d)         A regular maintenance program be implemented to ensure all algae and moss build up is monitored and cleaned regularly; and

e)         Handrails be installed at the entry steps to the pool.

 

MOTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.6         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 21/2004 - SHIRLEY CRESCENT, MATRAVILLE - VARIOUS ROAD RESERVE REQUESTS.  (R/0676/01)

 

W28       RESOLUTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the petitioners be advised:

 

a)         Council will not provide a footpath on both sides of any ordinary residential streets in the City of Randwick until every street in the City has a paved footpath constructed on at least one of its sides;

b)         Road resurfacing on Shirley Crescent be included for consideration in 2004-2005 roads resurfacing programme and assessed by the Pavement Maintenance Management System and Shirley lane be subjected to a merit assessment by Council’s Road Assets Engineer to determine whether or not whether it should be resurfaced;

c)         Any potholes in the street should be reported to Council’s Call Centre to enable the appropriate action to be taken; and

d)         Council does not carry out maintenance (including mowing or watering) of turfed footpath areas unless there is a danger to the public.

 

MOTION:  (White/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.7         DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 22/2004 - 13 DARLEY ROAD, RANDWICK - PLATANUS X HYBRIDA GROWING WITHIN REAR OF PROPERTY. APPLICATION.  (P/014954)

 

W29       RESOLUTION:  (White/Sullivan) that:

 

a)           Approval be granted to remove the Platanus x hybrida growing within the rear of 13 Darley Road, Randwick and that it be replaced by three native species, to be determined in consultation between Council officers and the owner; and

 

b)           Approval be granted to prune the two Platanus x hybrida and the Liquidambar styraciflua growing within the property as required to abate any nuisance they may be causing.

 

MOTION:  (White/Sullivan)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

(His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson requested that his name be recorded as opposed to the resolution.)

 

6.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.59 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON