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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 6TH DECEMBER 2005 AT 6:04 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship the Mayor, Cr T. Seng (Central Ward)

 

Cr M. Matson (East Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr P. Tracey

 

South Ward                  -           Crs R. Belleli & A. White

 

East Ward                    -           Crs D. Sullivan (from 6.15 p.m.) & B. Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes

 

Central Ward               -           Cr A. Andrews (Deputy Chairperson)

 

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.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Tree Management Officer                                                                     Mr. B. Bourke.

 

1.         APOLOGIES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

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

 

W113  RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Belleli) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 8th November, 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, 8th NOVEMBER, 2005.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 139/2005 - ONGOING REVIEW OF STREET TREE MASTER PLAN.  (F2004/07359)

 

W114  RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/Belleli) that:

 

(a)       a decision be deferred to allow for Sydney Water to be approached for greater clarification on the damage rating it attributes to Pepper/Peppercorn Trees in terms of sewer, footpath or other infrastructure damage; and

 

(b)       Council seek clarification on the number of insurance claims against the Council involving the tripping on peppercorn trees.

 

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

 

5.2       IMPLEMENTATION OF DRAFT URBAN FOREST & STREET TREE POLICY. (F2004/07359)

 

W115  RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/Belleli) that that a report be brought before the next Greening Randwick Committee detailing progress made in implementing the Draft Urban Forest Policy.

 

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

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 145/2005 - PROPOSED SHORT TERM LEASE OF JERSEY LANE MATRAVILLE BY KINDABURRA CHILDCARE CENTRE.  (F2004/06325)

 

W116  RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Notley-Smith) that:

 

(a)        Council provides its approval for the General Manager to negotiate and enter into a lease for Jersey Lane with Kindaburra Childcare Centre in accordance with the Roads Act 1993; and

 

(b)        Kindaburra Childcare Centre be required to cover all Council’s costs in regard to the lease and pay a reasonable market rate rental for the lease of Jersey Lane.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Notley-Smith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 146/2005 - TWO COUNCIL-OWNED FICUS 'HILLII'  (HILLS WEEPING FIGS) GROWING OUTSIDE 21 AND 54 RITCHARD AVENUE, COOGEE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W117  RESOLUTION:  (White/Notley-Smith) that the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 21 and 54 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be removed and replaced with several advanced Syzygium luehmannii (Lilly Pilly) –in accordance with the adopted strategy for the removal and replacement of all aggressive rooted street trees growing within the City of Randwick.

 

MOTION: (White/Notley-Smith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.3       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 147/2005 - COUNCIL OWNED HARPEPHYLLUM CAFFRUM (KAFFIR PLUM) OUTSIDE 3 KEATING STREET, MAROUBRA.  (F2004/07359)

 

W118  RESOLUTION:  (Belleli/Notley-Smith) that the Council-owned Harpephyllum caffrum (Kaffir Plum) growing outside 29 Keating Street, Maroubra, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate tree species –in accordance with the adopted strategy for the removal and replacement of aggressive rooted street trees growing within the City of Randwick.

 

MOTION: (Belleli/Notley-Smith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.4       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 148/2005 - PROVISION OF DECK CHAIRS OR RELATED HIRE FACILITIES AT COUNCIL'S BEACHES. (F2004/07610)

 

W119  RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Hughes) that Council do not proceed with the calling for tenders for the hiring of deck chairs at Clovelly Bay.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Hughes) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

AMENDMENT: (Tracey/Andrews) that this matter be deferred pending discussions with the Clovelly Surf Club to see if they were interested in running a small scale deck chair operation.  LOST.

 

6.5       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 149/2005 - 27 STANLEY STREET, RANDWICK - VEGETABLE GARDEN ON PUBLIC LAND.  (F2004/08354)

 

W120  RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)               as the structure is not considered to be a safety risk, the resident be advised that he must enter into an agreement with Council for lease of the land at a “peppercorn rent”; and

 

(b)               any offer of a lease be conditional upon the leaseholder removing the present haphazard retaining wall system and replacing with an appropriate retaining wall to the satisfaction of the Director City Services.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/White) that as the structure is not considered to be a safety risk, the resident be advised that he must enter into an agreement with Council for lease of the land at a “peppercorn rent”.

 

AMENDMENT: (Matson/Hughes) CARRIED & BECAME THE MOTION. MOTION CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.28 p.m. and was resumed at 6.29 p.m.

 

7.                  GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

8.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

………………………….

CHAIRPERSON