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AS A MUNICIPALITY

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A CITY JULY 1990

 

 

31 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, 7TH SEPTEMBER 2004 AT 6:00 PM

 

 

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 10TH AUGUST, 2004.

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

5           Mayoral Minutes

 

6           Works

 

6.1                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 63/2004 - REQUEST FOR STAIRS AT 29 FRENCH STREET, MAROUBRA.

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6.2                        

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES' REPORT 64/2004 -  MARJORIE CRESCENT - PETITION AGAINST FOOTPATH CONSTRUCTION AND ASSOCIATED TREE REMOVAL

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7           General Business

 

8           Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

9           Notice of Rescission Motions

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………………

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 63/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

REQUEST FOR STAIRS AT 29 FRENCH STREET, MAROUBRA

 

 

DATE:

26 August, 2004

FILE NO:

PROP033069 xr 98/S/0178

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

At its meeting held on 24th August, 2004, Council resolved:

 

“that a report be prepared for the Works Committee Meeting on 7th September, 2004 on the construction of stairs outside 29 French Street, Maroubra, which will enable the infirm residents access to the property”.

 

ISSUES:

 

The subject property is on the low side of French Street and the boundary levels at the driveway are approximately 1.6m – 1.8m below the roadway.

 

The cost to provide a set of steps between the kerb and the driveway (there is no pedestrian gate at this property) is approximately $12,000.  This would include a rail and a landing at both ends and retaining structures as required.  It must be noted, however, that this will provide access from the road pavement to the driveway just outside the property boundary and the gradient of this driveway and the internal driveway is very steep.  The residents involved would have to carry out considerable works on this property to achieve a safe access to and from their doorway.

 

Council usually charges householders for the construction of such pedestrian accesses to their properties as it does for vehicular accesses.  It should be noted that there are numerous other similar situations throughout the City of Randwick and any provision of such a facility at no cost could create a rash of similar requests.

 

Councillor Bastic has confirmed that the occupants of the house are elderly and infirm and are also the holders of a disability parking scheme permit and it is conceded that they would have difficulty in accessing their property from the roadway in French Street.

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

It is considered that Council could agree to provide steps from the French Street kerb to the property boundary adjacent to the driveway serving this property as a one-off situation.  There are no funds allocated in the current capital works budget for such facilities and should Council wish to fund this project, it is considered that the only available funding would be the 2004/05 Unallocated Capital Works Budget Allocation. (previously Councillors Bids).

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

(a)        Council constructs steps on the French Street nature strip to service 29 French Street, Maroubra;

(b)        The $12, 0000 required to carry out these works be funded from the 2004/05 Unallocated Capital Works Budget Allocation.

(c)        The owners of 29 French Street be advised that they will need to carry out additional works on their own property in order to attain satisfactory access to and from their house from the bottom landing of the steps.

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

FRANK ROTTA

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

MANAGER DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director Asset & Infrastructure Services' Report 64/2004

 

 

SUBJECT:

MARJORIE CRESCENT - PETITION AGAINST FOOTPATH CONSTRUCTION AND ASSOCIATED TREE REMOVAL

 

 

DATE:

26 August, 2004

FILE NO:

R/0501/01

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES    

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

At the Works Committee Meeting held on 13 July, 2004, Council resolved:

 

“that the proposed 2004/05 Footpath Construction Programme be approved and   adopted.”

 

One of the streets included in this programme is Marjorie Crescent from Storey Street to its end.

 

ISSUES:

 

As a matter of course, each street was checked by the designers and it was ascertained that a number of trees needed to be removed to enable the footpath to be satisfactorily constructed. On 25 August, 2004, a petition with 32 signatures covering every house in this street with a covering letter also dated 25 August, 2004 was received by Council. This letter and petition are attached.

 

The sentiment expressed in the petition is self explanatory in that none of the residents want any trees removed or footpath constructed.

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Since none of the residents in Marjorie Crescent want the footpath constructed it is considered that this street should be removed from the programme and that the remaining funds be allocated to another street in this area. A recent request has been received for the construction of a footpath in Snape St between Percival St and Marville Ave. Although there is a footpath on the opposite side of this street, this street is a collector road and the provision of a footpath in this block is considered appropriate since it would provide a continuous link for residents in the subject houses to the bus stops in Bunnerong Rd. There is already footpath along the on this side of Snape St between Charman Ave and Bunnerong Rd. The block to the east of this one being proposed is adjacent to Snape Park and is not considered as a footpath priority at this time 

 

The cost of providing this path is also similar to the costs saved in Marjorie Crescent. As such it is considered that the residents of Marjorie Crescent be advised that Council has investigated their request and agreed to abandon the footpath works in this street and the available funds be allocated to provide a footpath in nearby Snape St on the southern side between Percival St and Charman Ave.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

1.   The residents of Marjorie Crescent be advised that Council has investigated their request and agreed to abandon the footpath works in this street.

 

2.   The available funds be allocated to provide a footpath in nearby Snape St on the southern side between Percival St and Charman Ave.

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Covering letter and Petition.

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

MICK SAVAGE

FRANK ROTTA

DIRECTOR ASSET & INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

MANAGER DESIGN