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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH AUGUST 2005 AT 6:08 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

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Nash 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. G. Banting.

Manager Administrative Services                                                          Mr. D. Kelly.

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

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr Sullivan.

 

RESOLVED:  (Belleli/Seng) that the apology from Cr Sullivan for non-attendance at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 9th August, 2005 be received & accepted.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH JULY, 2005.

 

W71       RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 12th July, 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.

 

4.         ADDRESSES TO COMMITTEE BY THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

5.         REPORT OF COMMITTEE.

 

            REPORT OF THE GREENING RANDWICK COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH JULY, 2005.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 83/2005 - ABBOTT STREET – FORMATION OF STREET COMMITTEE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W72       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that the Director, City Services' Report 83/2005 be received and noted.

 

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

 

5.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES’ REPORT 84/2005 – URBAN FOREST POLICY SOFTWARE COSTS & UPDATE ON EXHIBITION PROCESS. (F2004/07359)

 

W73       RESOLUTION: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that:

 

1.       the Committee notes the conclusion date of 29 July for the exhibition period for the Draft Urban Forest and Street Tree Policy;

 

2.       prior to the Committee’s assessment of any public submissions received on the draft policy, it seeks advice from the US manufacturers (American Forests) of the CITYgreen software about whether the model can be adapted for Australian conditions;

 

3.       any recommendation to Council to purchase the software is deferred until the Committee is both confident that the model is suitable for Australian conditions and has formed a recommendation on the draft policy itself; and

 

4.       recommends to Council that it writes to SSROC and the LGSA:

 

a)      informing them of Council’s intentions to implement the objectives of the LGSA Urban Forest Policy via Council’s Draft Urban Forest and Street Tree Policy currently on public exhibition;

 

b)      requesting that SSROC and the LGSA also support a regional wide approach to "Urban Forest" management, monitoring and valuation;

 

c)       noting that Council is seeking advice from the manufacturers of the CITYgreen software (American Forests) about whether the model can be adapted for Australian conditions;

 

d)      flagging, that if the advice is favourable, that SSROC and the LGSA will be asked to participate in an evaluation of the CITYgreen software;

 

e)       noting that any such evaluation would seek comments from relevant GIS staff of SSROC Councils and other specialist staff (eg. Bushland teams), on the merits, gaps, assumptions or deficiencies of the CITYgreen software as it relates to Australian conditions and equivalent areas of "urban forest" in our region;

 

f)       proposing that any such evaluation should aim to include approximate costings on the need or potential of customising the CITYgreen software, filling in missing data layers and other related issues and also provide a number of recommendations on how best to advance the proposed Urban Forest Policy across local government areas covered by SSROC; and

 

g)      other software providers be approached and that this software be assessed in conjunction with the CITYgreen software.

 

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

 

5.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 85/2005 - OPTIMAL WATERING PROGRAM FOR STREET TREES.  (F2004/07359)

 

W74       RESOLUTION: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)        the matter be deferred to the next meeting of the Greening Randwick Committee; and

 

(b)       an onsite inspection be organised with the Mayor and interested members of the Committee to get a better idea of Council’s street tree planting program.

 

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

 

5.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 86/2005 - ONGOING REVIEW OF STREET TREE MASTERPLAN.  (F2004/07359)

 

W75       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)       the recommendations and Action Plans contained in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan be reviewed every two years to assess their progress and ongoing viability;

 

(b)       any proposal to plant trees/shrubs not nominated in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan only be decided by Council Resolution;

 

(c)        Council’s Street Tree Officer forward a report to the next Greening Randwick Committee assessing both the impact to the integrity of the Street Tree Masterplan should the peppercorn tree species be removed and the impact on the Street Tree Masterplan from the increased impacts imposed by the Optus cables; and

 

(d)       the issue of the peppercorn trees also be referred to Council’s Access Committee.

 

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

 

5.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 87/2005 - FUNDING FOR STREET TREE PROGRAM.  (F2004/07359)

 

W76       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that Council considers funding for street tree planting on an annual basis.

 

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

 

5.6       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 89/2005 - SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTER  (F2004/07359)

 

W77       RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that the Director, City Services' Report 89/2005 be received and noted.

 

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

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES’ REPORT 91/2005 - DES RENFORD AQUATIC CENTRE CARPARK.  (F2004/08045 xr F2005/00171)

 

W78       RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that:

 

(a)               the Director City Services Report 91/2005 dated 25 July 2005 be received and noted and;

 

(b)               Council officers and interested Councillors conduct a night inspection of the DRAC carpark lighting with a report to come back to the Works Committee detailing the outcome of this inspection and providing costings for increasing the level of lighting.

 

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

 

6.2  DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 93/2005 - RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL DOMESTIC WASTE SERVICES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY 2005.  (F2005/00192)

 

W79       RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Council:

 

(a)       note the report;

 

(b)       note that the overall customer satisfaction domestic waste management services has increased from 86.4% in 2003 to 91.3% in 2005; and

 

(c)        note that a new internet based database is currently being developed that will allow customers to search for address specific waste service information.

 

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

 

7.         GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

8.         NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.15 p.m.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON