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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH MARCH, 2005 AT 6:01 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

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

 

North Ward                 -           Cr P. Tracey

 

South Ward                  -           Crs R. Belleli & A. White

 

East Ward                    -           Cr D. Sullivan (from 6.30 p.m.)

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Kenny, Nash, Procopiadis and Woodsmith.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Services                                                              Mr. J. Frangoples.

Director, City Planning                                                              Ms. S. Truuvert.

Director, Governance & Financial Services                                           Mr. M. Hummerston.

Assistant Public Officer                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager, Development Assessment                                                      Mr. K. Kyriacou.

Tree Preservation Officer                                                                      Mr. B. Bourke.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY, 2005.

 

W14       RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 8th February, 2005 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

3.         DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

RESOLVED: (Procopiadis/White) that the meeting be adjourned at 6.04 p.m.

 

4.         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 matters:

 

7.10     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 21/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS ' HILLII' OUTSIDE 15-17 HELENA STREET, RANDWICK

 

For                               Mr Peter Souleles                                 92 Tunstall Avenue, Kingsford

 

The meeting was resumed at 6.09 p.m.

 

5.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

5.1       MAYORAL MINUTE 26/2005 - COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION ON GREENING RANDWICK COMMITTEE. (F2004/07359)

 

W15       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Council select all five (5) nominees to undertake Community Representative positions on the Greening Randwick Committee.

 

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

 

5.2     MAYORAL MINUTE 28/2005 - ENDORSEMENT OF NPA GREY NURSE SHARK CAMPAIGN. (F2005/00267)

 

W16       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Council endorses the National Parks Association’s Grey Nurse Shark Campaign and notifies the Association accordingly.

 

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

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 12/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 7 AND 11 CENTENNIAL AVENUE, RANDWICK.  (F2004/07359)

 

W17       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the two Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 7 and 11 Centennial Avenue, Randwick, be removed and replaced with more appropriate tree species – as per the request of the owner of 7 Centennial Avenue, Randwick, and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species.

 

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

 

6.2     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 13/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 24 EVERETT STREET, MAROUBRA.  (F2004/07359)

 

W18       RESOLUTION:  (White/Seng) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 24 Everett Street, Maroubra, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate tree species – as per the request of the owner of the property and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species.

 

MOTION: (Hughes/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 24 Everett Street, Maroubra, not be removed as it does not represent a true hazard in terms of impact on the footpath and surrounds at present.  LOST.

 

FURTHER MOTION: (White/Seng) SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.3     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 14/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING ADJACENT TO 178 GARDENERS ROAD, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W19       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the diseased and dangerous Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing adjacent to 178 Gardeners Road, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with three-four super-advanced Syzygium luehmannii – as per the request of the owner of the property and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species.

 

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

 

6.4     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 15/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING ADJACENT TO 27 MELODY STREET, COOGEE, IN ABBOTT STREET.  (F2004/07359)

 

W20       RESOLUTION:  (White/Seng) that:

 

(a)               the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing adjacent to 27 Melody Street, Coogee, be removed and replaced with two super-advanced Syzygium luehmannii – as per the request of the owner of the property and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species; and

 

(b)               prior to the removal of the tree, the General Manager authorise an on-site street meeting between Ward Councillors, relevant Council officers and residents of this street in order to better articulate Council’s reasons for the removal of this tree to avoid a recurrence of past adverse community reaction in this street.

 

MOTION: (White/Seng) SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.5     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 16/2005 - APPOINTMENT OF A ROAD SAFETY OFFICER.  (F2004/08174)

 

W21       RESOLUTION:  (White/Seng) that:

 

(a)       Council endorse the principle of appointing a Road Safety Officer under the funding agreement granted by the RTA until 2010 and authorise the General Manager to implement the necessary administrative process for the appointment; and

 

              (b)     Council congratulates all relevant officers on this report and road safety initiative.

 

MOTION: (White/Seng) SEE RESOLUTION.

             

The meeting was adjourned at 6.25 p.m. and was resumed at 6.26 p.m.

 

6.6     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 17/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 90 EASTERN AVENUE, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W22       RESOLUTION:  (Seng/White) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 90 Eastern Avenue, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate tree species – as per the request of the owners of both 88 and 90 Eastern Avenue and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species.

 

MOTION: (Hughes/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 90 Eastern Avenue, Kingsford, not be removed as it presently does not cause any significant problems and is a fine specimen that should be retained until such time as it becomes a financial burden on Council to continue to maintain it.  LOST.

 

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

 

6.7     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 18/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 33 FIGTREE AVENUE, RANDWICK.  (F2004/07359)

 

W23       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)               the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 33 Figtree Avenue, Randwick, not be removed as it is a significant tree in a street of historical importance; and

 

(b)               Council allocate sufficient funding in the future to ensure this tree’s preservation and to maintain the surrounding infrastructure on private property.

 

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

 

6.8     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 19/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 4 ALBERT STREET, RANDWICK (GEORGE STREET.)  (F2004/07359)

 

W24       RESOLUTION:  (White/Seng) that

 

(a)       the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing adjacent to 4 Albert Street, Randwick, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of Jacarandas – as per the originally adopted strategy for the removal and replacement over a ten-year period of all Hill’s Weeping figs within George Street, Randwick; and

 

(b)       prior to the removal of the tree, the General Manager authorise an on-site street meeting between Ward Councillors, relevant Council officers and residents of this street in order to better articulate Council’s reasons for the removal of this tree to avoid a recurrence of past adverse community reaction in this street.

 

MOTION: (White/Seng) SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.9     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 20/2005 - COUNCIL-OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' OUTSIDE 38-40 HELENA STREET, RANDWICK.  (F2004/07359)

 

W25       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 38-40 Helena Street, Randwick, be removed and that it be replaced with one-two more appropriate trees, as per Council’s Street Tree Master Plan.

 

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

 

6.10  DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 21/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS ' HILLII' OUTSIDE 15-17 HELENA STREET, RANDWICK.  (F/2004/07359)

 

W26       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 15 Helena Street, Randwick, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of Lilly Pillys – as per the request of the owner of 17 Helena Street, Randwick, and in line with the recommendations contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan for the removal and replacement of inappropriate street tree species.

 

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

 

6.11  DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 22/2005 - INSTALLATION OF SHADE STRUCTURES AT COUNCIL PLAYGROUNDS.  (98/S/4094)

 

W27       RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that:

 

(a)       Council note the information contained in the Director, City Services' Report 22/2005; and

 

(b)       over the next three (3) years every one of the playgrounds mentioned in this report receive some form of shadecloth.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Seng) SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.         GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

8.             NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.47 p.m.

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CHAIRPERSON