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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH JULY 2005 AT 6:28 PM 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

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

 

North Ward                 -           Cr P. Tracey

 

South Ward                  -           Cr R. Belleli

 

East Ward                    -           Cr D. Sullivan

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Kenny, Nash and Woodsmith.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                                  Mr. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Services                                                              Mr. J. Frangoples.

Acting Director, City Planning                                                   Mr. K. Kyriacou.

Director, Governance & Financial Services                                           Mr. G. Banting.

Acting Public Officer                                                                             Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager, Technical Services                                                                 Mr. M. Shaw.

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B. Bourke.

Manager Environmental Planning                                                           Ms. K. Armstrong.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.29 p.m. and was resumed at 8.12 p.m.

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr White.

 

RESOLVED:  (Belleli/Sullivan) that the apology from Cr White for non-attendance at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 12th July, 2005 be received & accepted.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH JUNE, 2005.

 

W52    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 14th June, 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

 

(a)                His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson declared a Non-Pecuniary interest in Item No. 6.4, Director, City Services' Report 70/2005 - Council owned Ficus 'Hillii' (Hills Weeping Fig) growing outside 41 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee as he lives in the street.

 

 

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 matter:

 

6.18     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 88/2005 - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ISSUES AT THE AVOCA STREET/DARLEY ROAD/YORK ROAD INTERSECTION.

 

For                   Mr Lucas Boardman                 1/141 Mount Street, Coogee

 

5.         MAYORAL MINUTES.

 

Nil.

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 67/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 18-20 AND 29 ARALUEN STREET, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W53    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing outside 29 and 18-20 Araluen Street, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with a suitable number of more appropriate tree species – as per Council’s original removal/replacement strategy.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 68/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 515 ANZAC PARADE, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W54    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ growing on the nature strip outside 515 Anzac Parade, Kingsford, be retained until the recently planted Council street trees on either side become well established – a period of at least 24 months.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 69/2005 - ROSS JONES POOL - CHILDREN'S POOL WALL REINSTATEMENT.  (F2005/00172 XR F2004/07347)

 

W55    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the $7000.00 for fee designs and documentation for the reinstatement of the pool wall at Ross Jones Pool be considered as part of the 2006/2007 Budget.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 70/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 41 RITCHARD AVENUE, COOGEE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W56    RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/Seng) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 41 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be removed and replaced with an advanced Syzygium luehmannii (Lilly Pilly) – as per the originally adopted strategy for the removal and replacement of all aggressive rooted street trees growing within the City of Randwick.

 

MOTION: (Tracey/Seng) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 71/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED HARPEPHYLLUM CAFFRUM (KAFFIR PLUM) OUTSIDE 29 BROADBENT STREET, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W57    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Council-owned Harpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum) growing outside 29 Broadbent Street, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate tree species – as per the originally adopted strategy for the removal and replacement of aggressive rooted street trees growing within the City of Randwick.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.6       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 72/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING ADJACENT TO 16 INGLETHORPE AVENUE, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W58    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the two Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing adjacent to 16 Inglethorpe Avenue, Kensington, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of advanced Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elms) – as per Council’s original removal/replacement strategy.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.7       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 73/2005 - STANNARD BROS BOAT SHED DECK.  (F2004/06044 XR F2005/00171)

 

W59    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that

 

(a)               the information contained in the Director, City Services Report 73/2005 be received and noted;

 

(b)               the General Manager be authorised to consult with the lessee of Pete’s Boatshed to determine their intentions with regard to the Stannard Bros Boat Shed deck; and

 

(c)                a report come back to Council on the possibility of naming the area located at 1613 Anzac Parade, La Perouse either Timbere or Timberey, as it is an area of aboriginal significance.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Seng) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.8       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 74/2005 - COUNCIL-OWNED FICUS HILLII (HILL'S FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 42 BALFOUR ROAD, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W60    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 42 Balfour Road, Kensington, be removed and replaced with an advanced Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm) – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.9       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 75/2005 - CCA TREATED TIMBER ISSUES.   (F2004/08408)

 

W61    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Director, City Services’ Report 75/2005 dated 20th June, 2005, be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.10     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 76/2005 - MALABAR POOL LONG TERM SOLUTION.  (F2004/07490 XR F20005/00171)

 

W62    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Director, City Services’ Report 76/2005 dated 10th June, 2005 be received and noted and the procedure now in place for pump maintenance be reviewed after completion of the 2005/2006 summer season.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.11     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 77/2005 - INSTALLATION OF CROSS STREET BANNER POLES IN ALL COMMERCIAL CENTRES IN RANDWICK CITY.  (F2004/07744 XR F2005/00171)

 

W63    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Belleli) that:

 

(a)       the Director, City Services’ Report 77/2005 dated 28 June, 2005, be received and noted; and

 

(b)       the Director, City Services be authorised to further investigate options to achieve the intended outcome of cross-street banner poles and report back to the Works Committee.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

6.12     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 78/2005 - GRAFFITI MANAGEMENT.  (F2004/06111 xr F2004/07629 xr F2005/00171)

 

W64    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that Council:

 

(a)      note that a graffiti management team has been formed to spot and record graffiti in a graffiti register, and remove or paint out graffiti and billposters from private and council properties starting from early in the 05/06 financial year;

 

(b)      note that before the removal or paint out of graffiti from private property, the owner’s consent will be sought; and

 

(c)      endorse the draft Graffiti Management Policy for public display.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Seng) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.13     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 79/2005 - SURF SENSE PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOLS. (F2004/07107)

 

W65    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the information on the Surf Sense Education Program contained in the Director, City Services’ Report 79/2005 be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.14     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 80/2005 - CORAL SEA PARK.  (F2004/08288)

 

W66    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that $30,000.00 for these works be considered for inclusion in the 2006/2007 budget.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.15     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 81/2005 - CLOVELLY BEACH DISABLED WATER ACCESS RAMP SAND REMOVAL.  (F2004/07783)

 

W67    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that Option 1, as detailed in the Director, City Services’ Report 81/2005, be trialled as the sand management practice for the Clovelly Beach Water Access Ramp. If option 1 is found to be reasonably successful, then option 1 be adopted as the permanent sand management practice.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.16     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 82/2005 - IMPROVEMENTS AT DUFFY'S CORNER AND LEXINGTON PLACE, MAROUBRA.  (F2004/08045 XR F2005/00171)

 

W68    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that the Director, City Services’ Report 82/2005 be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.17     GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT 31/2005 - INCORPORATION OF BABY HEALTH CENTRE INTO RANDWICK BRANCH LIBRARY PREMISES   (98/S/1109(2) xr F2004/07367)

 

W69    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Sullivan) that Council fund the capital refurbishment works of $60,000.00 including GST to fit-out the Randwick Branch Library to incorporate the services of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick Baby Health Clinic and charge a rental based on the percentage of floor area utilised by the Baby Health Clinic within the Randwick Branch Library.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.18          DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 88/2005 - BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ISSUES AT THE AVOCA STREET/DARLEY ROAD/YORK ROAD INTERSECTION. (F2004/08002 xr F2005/00158)

 

(Note: This item was considered as the first item of business on the agenda.)

 

W70    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that:

 

(a)        Council seek quotes from a number of suitably qualified consultants for the preparation of a new traffic signal design for the intersection of Darley Rd / Avoca Street / York Road, which incorporates a pedestrian / cyclist facility across the York Road approach to the intersection;

 

(b)        upon receipt of the quotes Randwick City Council, Waverley Council and other authorities resolve the issue of cost sharing for the consultant and a further report be brought to the Works Committee; and

 

(c)        following an update of Council’s Bike Plan, the finalised traffic signal plans then be submitted to the RTA seeking funding in future years for the work to proceed.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Sullivan) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

8.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 8.37 p.m.

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON