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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH APRIL, 2005 AT 6:12 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 6.18 p.m.)

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Bastic, Kenny, Nash, Procopiadis & Woodsmith.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Services                                                              Mr. J. Frangoples.

Director, City Planning                                                              Ms. S. Truuvert.

Acting Director, Governance & Financial Services                                 Mr. B. Gregan.

Acting Public Officer                                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B. Bourke.

Manager Development Assessment                                                       Mr. K. Kyriacou.

Traffic Engineer, Parking                                                                       Mr. A. Opera.

Manager Technical Services                                                                  Mr. M. Shaw.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

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

 

W28    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 8th March, 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

 

Cr Woodsmith declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6.1 - Director, City Services' Report 30/2005 - Coogee Beach Parking Scheme as she is a resident in the Coogee Precinct.

 

RESOLVED: (Belleli/White) that the meeting be adjourned at 6.15 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:

 

6.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 33/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 10 GEORGE STREET, RANDWICK

 

Against Miss Wendy Aylward                                       5/12 Pitt Street, Randwick.

 

The meeting was resumed at 6.19 p.m.

 

5.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

5.1       MAYOR'S MINUTE 37/2005 - BANNER ACROSS COOGEE BAY ROAD, COOGEE.  (F2004/06257)

 

W29    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that:

 

a)         Council vote to waive the fees associated with the installation and dismantling of a banner across Coogee Bay Road and $1,086.00 be allocated from the Contingency Fund 2004/05; and

 

b)         the event organiser undertakes to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution during the campaign.

 

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

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 30/2005 - COOGEE BEACH PARKING SCHEME.  (F2004/07230)

 

(Note: Cr Woodsmith previously declared a non-pecuniary interest in this matter (see Item 3.1) and left the Chamber taking no part in discussion of and voting thereon.

 

W30    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Belleli) that:

 

a)         the Coogee precinct be adopted as an area-based parking scheme with three sub-precincts, namely, northern precinct (Area CO1), central precinct (Area CO2) and the southern precinct (Area CO3);

 

b)         the Coogee Resident Parking Scheme, Visitor Parking Scheme and General Parking Scheme be adopted;

 

c)         Council submit proposals A and C to the RTA for consideration; and

 

d)         all traffic facilities and signposting as detailed in Plans 1-24 of the final report, as amended, be implemented.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Belleli)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 31/2005 - CCA TREATED TIMBER AND RELATED ISSUES.  (F2004/06466)

 

W31    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/White) that Council:

 

a)         note the Environmental Management Officer’s report;

 

b)         endorse the Due Diligence/Duty of Care measures contained in the report;

 

c)                  review the implementation actions in relation to these measures in six month’s time; and

 

d)                  consider a report to be brought back to the next Works Committee detailing which, if any, of Council’s playgrounds are subject to this type of wood and options for the prioritisation of their replacement being put forward.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/White)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 32/2005 - ROADS & TRAFFIC AUTHORITY FUNDING OFFERS 2005-2006.  (F2004/08309 & F2004/07155)

 

W32    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that:

 

a)         Council accept the National Black Spot Program funding for 2005-2006 totalling $85,000.00; and

 

b)         Council accept the Roads & Traffic Authority’s offer of $222,500.00 under the 2005-2006 Regional Road Repair Program and provision of a matching $222,500.00 allocation be made in Council’s 2005-2006 budget.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 33/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 10 GEORGE STREET, RANDWICK.  (F2004/07359)

 

W33    RESOLUTION:  (White/Belleli) that:

 

a)                  the two Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 10 George Street, Randwick, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of Jacarandas – as per the originally adopted procedure for the removal and replacement over a ten-year period of all Hill’s Weeping figs growing within George Street, Randwick; and

 

b)         the removal of any trees be delayed until after the May 2nd street meeting being held by the Mayor.

 

MOTION: (White/Belleli)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

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

 

a)         the removal of these two trees, plus the two trees already approved for removal at a previous meeting, be subjected to a twenty year removal period rather than a ten (10) year removal period; and

 

b)         no removals take place until after the May 2nd street meeting being held by the Mayor.  LOST.

 

6.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 34/2005 - FITNESS SYSTEM - ASSESSMENT OF THE IDENTIFIED SITES TO DETERMINE THE MOST SUITABLE LOCATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN OUTDOOR EXERCISE SYSTEM.  (98/S/2754)

 

W34    RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/White) that:

 

a)         Council resolve to provide funding in the amount of $51,000.00 in the 2006-2007 budget for the installation of an outdoor exercise system; and

 

b)         the outdoor exercise system be installed in Jack Vanny Reserve, Maroubra on the grassed area to the west of Mahon Pool.

 

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

 

a)         Council resolve to provide funding in the amount of $51,000 in the 2006-2007 budget for the installation of an outdoor exercise system;

 

b)                 the outdoor exercise system be installed in Arthur Byrne Reserve (Site 1) at Maroubra Beach, on the grassed area directly to the east of the skate park facility; and

 

c)         at the consideration of the draft budget 2006-2007, Council resolve whether or not implementing these types of sporting exercise facilities is in line with the social direction that the Council wishes to proceed down.  LOST.

 

MOTION: (Tracey/White)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.6       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 35/2005 - LOCAL ROAD REHABILITATION INCLUDING ROADS TO RECOVERY. (F2004/07156)

 

W35    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that:

 

a)           rehabilitation works be undertaken at Dampier Street, Chifley between Forrest Street and Wassell Street, utilising the available funds under the Local Roads Rehabilitation Programme; and

 

b)           rehabilitation works be undertaken at Dudley Street, Randwick between Byron Street and St Pauls Street, utilising the available funds under the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Seng)  SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

8.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.48 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON