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A CITY JULY 1990

 

 

3rd August, 2004

 

 

WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK,

ON TUESDAY, 10TH AUGUST, 2004 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

 

Committee Members:               His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson, Crs Belleli, Hughes (Deputy Chairperson), Notley-Smith (Chairperson), Seng, Sullivan, Tracey & White.

 

Quorum:                                   Five (5) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 20TH APRIL, 2004, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE WORKS COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 13 TH JULY, 2004.

 

3           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

4

Report of the Greening Randwick Committee Meeting of the Council of the         2    City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 13th July, 2004.

 

5           Mayoral Minutes

 

6           Works

 

6.1                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 50/2004 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII'OUTSIDE 9 LORNE AVENUE, KENSINGTON.

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6.2                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 51/2004 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' OUTSIDE 1 BYNG STREET, MAROUBRA

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6.3                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 52/2004 - CINNAMONUM CAMPHORAS AT REAR OF SILVER STREET CARPARK, RANDWICK.

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6.4                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 53/2004 - KENSINGTON ROAD AND BORONIA STREET, KENSINGTON - REQUEST FOR ANGLE PARKING.

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6.5                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 54/2004 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' OUTSIDE 3 QUAIL STREET, COOGEE.

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6.6                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 55/2004 - RESIDENTS PERMIT PARKING – CLOVELLY.

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6.7                      

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 56/2004 - 89-91 ST MARKS ROAD, RANDWICK - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII'.

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7           General Business

 

8           Notice of Rescission Motions

 

 

 

 

……………………………

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER


 

 

 REPORT OF THE GREENING RANDWICK COMMITTEE MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH JULY 2004 AT 5:33 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

 

North Ward                                         -           Crs P. Tracey & M. Woodsmith

 

East Ward                                            -           Cr B. Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                                          -           Crs S. Nash, J. Procopiadis & B.Hughes

 

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

Acting General Manager                                                                       Ms. S. Truuvert.

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services                                               Mr. M. Savage.

Acting Director Planning & Community Development                Mr. R. Wereszcynski

Director Governance Management & Information Services                    Mr. M. Hummerston.

Assistant Public Officer                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B.Bourke.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager Policy, Planning & Performance                                              Ms. K. Walshaw.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Belleli, Kenny, Notley-Smith, Sullivan, White and Woodsmith.

 

1.         APOLOGIES:

 

Nil.

 

2.         ADDRESSES TO THE COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

3.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

4.         GREENING RANDWICK.

 

4.1       DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 38/2004 - COUNCIL'S POLICY ON THE REMOVAL OF AGRESSIVE ROOTED STREET TREES.  (98/S/4689)

 

THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:

 

that this matter be deferred to the next meeting to allow the revising of Council’s policy to incorporate a definite measure of canopy alteration to a street which can be used as a criteria to either continue or halt the removal of street trees.

 

THE COMMITTEE FURTHER RECOMMENDS:

 

That Council actively seek community consultation in streets of significant planting.

 

MOTION: (Procopiadis/Woodsmith) that the recommendation contained in the Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 38/2004 prepared by the Tree Management Officer dated 1st July 2004, be adopted.

 

AMENDMENT (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Notley-Smith) SEE RECOMMENDATION.

 

FURTHER MOTION: (Tracey/Woodsmith) SEE FURTHER RECOMMENDATION.

 

5.         GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

6.         NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 5.59 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………….

CHAIRPERSON

 


Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 50/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII'OUTSIDE 9 LORNE AVENUE, KENSINGTON .

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0478/03

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The owners of 9 Lorne Avenue, Kensington, Mr and Mrs K Papapetros, have written to Council detailing the problems they are experiencing with a Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing on the nature strip outside their property.

 

ISSUES:

 

Sections of the pebblecrete footpath adjacent to where the tree is growing have had to be replaced and in fact they are being damaged yet again by roots of the subject tree.

 

There have been numerous sewer blockages at the property over a number of years and the owners are worried that ongoing leaf drop constitutes a serious trip hazard.

 

The problems associated with this tree are typical for the species and are unable to be successfully managed in the long term.

 

The tree concerned is in reasonable health and is one of a number growing along Lorne Avenue, Kensington.

 

It is therefore significant in the streetscape and provides significant amenity and food source. The tree is approximately ten metres in height and around eight metres across the canopy.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The removal and replacement of this tree would certainly fall within the parameters set out in Council’s recently adopted resolution relating to aggressive-rooted street trees.

 


RECOMMENDATION:

 

THAT the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 9 Lorne Avenue, Kensington, be removed and replaced with a more suitable tree species, as nominated in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

BRYAN BOURKE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 51/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' OUTSIDE 1 BYNG STREET, MAROUBRA

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0138/03

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

 

There is a very large, healthy Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside the above property which has caused ongoing damage to the two adjacent properties.

 

ISSUES:

 

The roots of this tree have caused ongoing damage to both the properties at 1 Byng Street and 962 Anzac Parade, Maroubra, as well as the adjacent roadway, kerb and gutter. The type of damage caused by the roots of this tree has been occurring over a prolonged period.

 

The owners of both affected properties have expressed a desire to have the tree removed and replaced with more appropriate trees.

 

It is a very large tree but is the only one of this species growing within the street. The street is planted out with Hibiscus tileaceus on one side and Eucalyptus haemastoma on the other.

 

As such, this fig tree is quite incongruous in the situation in which it is growing and its removal would not in any way compromise the integrity of the streetscape.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The only effective long-term method of dealing with the range of problems associated with this tree would be to remove it and this would comply with the intent of Council’s recently adopted strategy for dealing with aggressive-rooted street trees.

 


RECOMMENDATION:

 

THAT the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 1 Byng Street, Maroubra, be removed and replaced with more appropriate tree species – as nominated in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan..

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

BRYAN BOURKE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 52/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

CINNAMONUM CAMPHORAS AT REAR OF SILVER STREET CARPARK, RANDWICK

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

PL/2004/00081

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The owner of 4/21 Waratah Avenue, Randwick, has written to Council detailing a range of damage caused by the roots of two Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor laurels) growing at the southern end of the Council-owned Silver Street carpark, Silver Street, Randwick.

 

ISSUES:

 

The two subject trees are growing immediately adjacent to the common fence between the carpark and several adjoining properties and their roots are both substantial and intrusive.

 

Council’s Tree Management Officer previously inspected the site and arranged for Council’s tree gang to dig a trench along the fenceline with the view to establishing the size and extent of any tree root activity involving Council trees.

 

The trees are too large and close to the adjoining property to be able to root prune or to install any sort of effective tree root barrier and the problems associated with their roots will inevitably persist into the future.

 

The trees are surrounded on either side by two more large Camphor laurels and a large Eucalyptus species (Gum tree). Council’s Tree Management Officer obtained a quotation from Council’s tree trimming contractors to remove and stump grind the two offending trees and this has been quoted at $3,300.00.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

If the two trees were removed it would not leave a large hole in the surrounding canopy – because of the remaining tree canopy cover – and any existing or potential tree root problems associated with adjoining properties could be negated.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

THAT the two subject Cinnamomum camphora trees be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of smaller more suitable native tree species.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

BRYAN BOURKE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 53/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

KENSINGTON ROAD AND BORONIA STREET, KENSINGTON - REQUEST FOR ANGLE PARKING

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0439/02

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Council at its meting held on 22 June, 2004, resolved -

 

“That the following matters be referred to the Traffic Committee for its consideration:

 

a)   The feasibility of angle parking in;

(i)         Kensington Road, between Duke Street and Salisbury Road and

(ii)        Boronia Street, Kensington

 

b) The need for improved signage at the intersection of Boronia Street & Duke Street, advising, motorists that a left hand turn is not permitted from Boronia Street into Duke Street

 

And that the report come back to the Works Committee for further consideration.”

 

ISSUES:

 

The above matters were considered by the Randwick Traffic Committee at its meeting held on 13 July, 2004, and the Committee did not support the introduction of angle parking in Kensington Road and Boronia Street for the following reasons:-

 

1)           The width of these roadways are insufficient to permit angle parking as stipulated under the RTA’s guidelines;

2)           Angle parking in Kensington Road would be hazardous due to the presence of a crest on the roadway, between Salisbury Road and Duke Street; and

3)           The presence of a crest on Boronia Street in the vicinity of Salisbury Road and the large volume of traffic on this street would be hazardous if angle parking be permitted.

 

CONCLUSION:

Kensington Road is 12.8 metres wide between kerbs and parallel parking is currently practiced on both sides of the road.

 

The street currently carries a traffic volume (AADT) of 875 vehicles and the 85th percentile recorded speed is 51km/h. It is considered that it is a quiet residential street.

 

Council should concur with the Traffic Committee’s recommendation of not to proceed with the introduction of angle parking on these streets.

 

Boronia Street is 12.8 metres wide between kerb and parallel parking practiced on both sides of the road.   The street currently carries a traffic volume AADT of 3448 vehicles and the 85th percentile record speed is 53km/h. It is considered that the street carries large volumes of traffic.

 

In regard to the signage at the intersection of Boronia Street and Duke Street, it is reported that an on site investigation by Council’s Traffic Engineer revealed that existing signage at this location is adequate to advise motorists that a left turn is not permitted from Boronia Street into Duke Street. But two of the signs were found to be obscurred by overgrown trees branches. The Traffic Engineer arranged for the trimming of these trees, and these signs are now clearly visible for approaching motorists.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That

 

1)         Council concur with the recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the proposal for angle parking in Kensington Road and Boronia Street be not supported; and

 

2)         The action completed by Council’s officers to trim tree branches to ensure clear visibility for approaching vehicles of existing traffic signs at the intersection of Boronia Street and Duke Street be noted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

KEN KANAGARAJAN

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

SENIOR TRAFFIC ENGINEER

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 54/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' OUTSIDE 3 QUAIL STREET, COOGEE

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0629/03

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The owner of 3 Quail Street, Coogee, Mr T M Heavener, has once again written to Council requesting the removal and replacement of the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside his property.

 

Mr Heavener has written to Council on a number of occasions detailing major sewer problems caused by the roots of the Hill’s Weeping fig growing outside his property and he has now forwarded correspondence to Council indicating that it will cost between $2000-3000 simply to repair existing damage to his sewer network and to make it temporarily serviceable.

 

ISSUES:

 

The subject tree is a relatively healthy specimen approximately ten metres in height and around five-six metres across the canopy. It is one of a number of Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing in the street and as such is highly significant.

 

It has been extensively pruned on a number of occasions to clear overhead powerlines and is growing immediately adjacent to a power pole and street light.

 

The roots of the tree are extensive and have damaged the footpath, are protruding above the nature strip and have blocked the underground Sydney Water mains on a number of occasions over a protracted period.

 

The owner has also highlighted the fact that the roots of the tree constitute a public liability issue and that he will hold Council responsible for any damage or injury caused by those roots.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The nature and extent of tree root damage being caused by this tree are such that any type of root pruning or root barrier installation are not in any way feasible options for dealing with the range of problems associated with the tree.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing on the nature strip outside 3 Quail Street, Coogee, be removed and that it be replaced with an appropriate number of most suitable  trees, as per Council’s Street Tree Master Plan.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Correspondence dated 6 July, 2004

Memo to Manager Assets dated 26 May, 2004 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 55/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

RESIDENTS PERMIT PARKING - CLOVELLY

 

 

DATE:

26 July, 2004

FILE NO:

98/S/ 2714

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The third of fourteen planned precinct reports on residents parking in Randwick City has now been completed. The attached report entitled “On-Street Parking – Clovelly” deals specifically with residents parking within the Clovelly precinct.

 

ISSUES:

 

Council is in the process of investigating all areas within the City which exhibit parking problems for residents with the view to implementing area based residents parking schemes. This study includes all areas with existing residents parking schemes as well as all areas where significant residents’ parking problems have been identified.

 

It is the purpose of this study to assess or re-assess the demand for residents parking and to introduce, where appropriate, area-wide permit schemes in lieu of street-based schemes. It is also the purpose of this review to invoke best principles for the on-going management of residents parking schemes, including such matters as the span of hours and period of restrictions, parking opportunity and efficiency, and parking enforcement.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The attached report extensively details the results and findings of the Clovelly precinct study conducted by Council between October 2003 and April 2004. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the parking situation and problems within the precinct.

 

It is considered that the proposed measures and actions as detailed in Section B of this report are well founded and it is recommended that the recommendations of this report be adopted by Council in principle. It is subsequently proposed that the report be submitted to the Randwick Traffic Committee for its concurrence and then be placed on public display prior to final approval by Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

1.   The recommendations of the Clovelly On-Street Parking Report be adopted in principle,

 

2.   The proposal be referred to the Randwick Traffic Committee for concurrence,

 

3.   The proposal be placed on public display.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

All under separate cover

Report "On Street Parking - Clovelly"

CONFIDENTIAL "Survey Data" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

ALAN OPERA

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TRAFFIC ENGINEER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 56/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

89-91 ST MARKS ROAD, RANDWICK - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII'

 

 

DATE:

28 July, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0705/03

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES    

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The owner of  91 St Marks Road, Randwick, Mr Christopher Murtough, has written to Council on a number of occasions requesting the removal and replacement of two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside that property.

 

ISSUES:

 

The subject trees are both healthy specimens approximately ten metres in height and around eight metres across the canopies. They are two of a number of Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing along the eastern side of the street and as such are highly significant.

 

They have both been extensively pruned on a number of occasions to clear overhead powerlines and are growing over the front property alignment of adjacent properties.

 

The roots of the two trees are extensive and have damaged the footpath, are protruding above the nature strip and have extended over the kerb area to the extent that the kerb has had to be removed.

 

Tree roots from the two trees have completely destroyed the driveway into 91 St Marks Road and there is every possibility that they will eventually cause structural damage to the front fences of both properties.

 

Tree roots from the northern-most tree have penetrated into the sewerage pipes at 89 St Marks Road on several occasions and will continue to do so unless and if the entire system is replaced with PVC plastic. 

 

The owners of both properties have indicated that they wish to construct new driveways into their properties, as well as seeking Council approval for off-street parking, but this will only be possible if the subject trees are removed.

 

The owners of both properties have highlighted the fact that the roots of the trees constitute a public liability issue and that they will hold Council responsible for any damage or injury caused by those roots.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The nature and extent of tree root damage being caused by these two trees is such that any type of effective root pruning or practical root barrier installation are not in any way feasible long-term options for dealing with the range of problems associated with the trees.

 

The nature strip area is only about one metre in width and tree roots have raised the area to the point that it is difficult for people to alight from their motor vehicles.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing on the nature strip outside 89-91 St Marks Road, Randwick, be removed and that they be replaced with an appropriate number of more suitable trees, as per Council’s Street Tree Master Plan.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Correspondence from owners of 89 and 91 St Marks Road

Memo dated 2 July, 2004 under separate cover.   

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

BRYAN BOURKE

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

TREE MANAGEMENT OFFICER