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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 6:02 PM.

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

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

 

South Ward                  -           Cr R. Belleli

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward               -           Cr T. Seng

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Kenny, Nash & Woodmith.

 

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.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager Development Assessment                                                       Mr. K. Kyriacou

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B. Bourke

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr White.

 

RESOLVED:  (Belleli/Seng) that the apology from Cr White for non-attendance at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 13th September, 2005 be received & accepted.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

Leave of Absence had previously been granted to Crs Sullivan and Tracey, see Minute No. 348/2005.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH AUGUST, 2005.

 

W80    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 9th August, 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. 6.2, Director City Services’ Report 98/2005 – Proposed Lease of Portion of Melody Street, Coogee to Coogee Public School as his child attends this school.

 

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:

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 98/2005 - PROPOSED LEASE OF PORTION OF MELODY STREET, COOGEE TO COOGEE PUBLIC SCHOOL.  (F2004/07133)

 

For                   Mr Stuart Matchett                   146 Mount Street, Coogee

 

5.         REPORT OF COMMITTEE.

 

Nil

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 97/2005 - DES RENFORD AQUATIC CENTRE CARPARK.  (F2004/08045 XR F2005/00171)

 

W81    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Hughes) that funds of $2,000.00 be allocated from the current parks upgrade budget to cover the installation of a light on an existing pole at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre.

 

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

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 98/2005 - PROPOSED LEASE OF PORTION OF MELODY STREET, COOGEE TO COOGEE PUBLIC SCHOOL.  (F2004/07133)

 

(Note: His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson declared a non-pecuniary interest in this matter (See Item 3a) and left the Council Chamber taking no part in discussion of and voting thereon.)

 

W82    RESOLUTION:  (Seng/Belleli) that the Director City Services’ Report dated 30 August, 2005, be received and noted.

 

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

 

6.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 100/2005 - HIGH CROSS RESERVE, RANDWICK - RESTORATION OF WAR MEMORIAL.  (F2004/06574)

 

W83    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson) that Council carry out improvements to the War Memorial Cenotaph in the current financial year and that funds be provided from the General Park Improvement Budget.

 

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

 

6.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 102/2005 - POLICY ON "REQUESTS FOR NATURE STRIP/ROAD VERGE PLANTINGS".  (F2004/07364)

 

W84    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)        Council adopt the Policy on “Requests for Nature Strip/Road Verge Plantings” as attached to this report; and

 

(b)        Council’s Policy Register be updated accordingly.

 

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

 

6.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 103/2005 - BUS SHELTERS BY JCDECAUX.  (F2004/00811)

 

W85    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Seng) that the Director City Services Report dated 17th August, 2005 be received and noted.

 

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

 

6.6       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 104/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED HARPEPHYLLUM CAFFRUM KAFFIR PLUM OUTSIDE 13 KEATING STREET, MAROUBRA.  (F2004/07359)

 

W86    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Belleli) that the Council-owned Harpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum) growing outside 13 Keating Street, Maroubra, 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: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.7       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 105/2005 - ARAUCARIA HETEROPHYLLA AT REAR OF 35 HAROLD STREET, MATRAVILLE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W87    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that approval be granted to remove the potentially dangerous Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island pine) growing within the rear of 35 Harold Street, Matraville, and that it be replaced with a more appropriate native tree species.

 

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

 

 

6.8       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 106/2005 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 17 AND 19 INGLETHORPE AVENUE, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W88    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that

 

(a)       the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 17-19 Inglethorpe Avenue, Kensington, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elms)  – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan; and

 

(b)       prior to the replacement occurring, the choice of Chinese Elm be tested for consensus within the street by a letterbox drop detailing other alternative street tree species available under the Street Tree Masterplan for that street.

 

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

 

6.9       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 107/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' GROWING OUTSIDE 15 MAITLAND AVENUE, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W89    RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Seng) that

 

(a)       the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 15 Maitland Avenue, Kingsford, be removed and replaced with an advanced Magnolia grandiflora (Bull Bay Magnolia) – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan; and

 

(b)               prior to the replacement occurring, the choice of Bull Bay Magnolia be tested for consensus within the street by a letterbox drop detailing other alternative street tree species available under the Street Tree Masterplan for that street.

 

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

 

6.10     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 108/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED HARPEPHYLLUM CAFFRUM (KAFFIR PLUM) OUTSIDE 31 BROADBENT STREET, KINGSFORD.  (F2004/07359)

 

W90    RESOLUTION:  (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Belleli) that the Council-owned Harpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum) growing outside 31 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: (His Worship the Mayor, Cr M. Matson/Belleli) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil

 

8.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.20 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON