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AS A MUNICIPALITY
22 FEBRUARY 1859
A CITY JULY 1990
7 February 2006
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL, 90 AVOCA STREET, RANDWICK ON TUESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 2006
Committee Members: His Worship, the Mayor, T. Seng, Andrews (Deputy Chairperson) Kenny, Matson, Procopiadis, Tracey (Chairperson) & Woodsmith
Quorum: Four (4) members.
NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2004, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE BE CONSTITUTED AS A COMMITTEE WITH FULL DELEGATION TO DETERMINE MATTERS ON THE AGENDA.
CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER, 2005.
3 Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests
4 Addresses to Committee by the Public
5 Community Services
DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 4/2006 - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY ART COMPETITION AND AWARD PRESENTATION.
6 General Business
7 Notice of Rescission Motions
27 January, 2006
REPORT BY: DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING
Seniors Week is held annually on a national basis to celebrate the contribution that older people make to their local community. It is a week long initiative co-ordinated by the State Government. Seniors Week will take place in 2006 from the 2nd to the 9th of April and is 2 weeks later than usual this year due to the Commonwealth Games being held in Melbourne. These dates also coincide with Youth Week. The slogan for Seniors Week in 2006 is ‘LIVE LIFE’.
Every year Randwick City Council acknowledges older people in the area by organising events and activities during Seniors Week. In 2006 it is proposed that Council work in partnership with local services to offer activities and opportunities that will reflect the theme ‘live life’. These activities will encourage older people to participate in community events, try something new, increase health & well being, learn about something new, join a new group and make new friends.
The proposed activities have been organised in consultation with Council’s Older Persons Reference Group and in partnership with the University of the 3rd Age (U3A), UNSW Lifestyle Gym, Community Health at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Festivalists. The following provides a summary of proposed activities for Seniors Week 2006 in the Randwick LGA:
· On Tuesday April 4, U3A will present a series of short talks on their organisation, personal U3A experiences by members and an oral history of the La Perouse area.
· A come and try day at the Lifestyle Gym at the University of New South Wales will occur on Friday April 7.
· A health promotion activity in partnership with the Prince of Wales Hospital entitled Healthy Living “My Health = My Responsibility” will be offered on Wednesday April 12.
In addition to the proposed local events, a newly formed ‘not for profit’ organisation called the Festivalists, in partnership with the Department of Disability, Ageing and Homecare (DADHC) are offering the ‘Young at Heart Film Festival’, which will run 8 days of screenings, panel discussions, master classes, workshops, special film events and parties for seniors, their friends and family.
The purpose of this report is to provide Council with information on the planned Seniors Week activities and for Council to consider a sponsorship opportunity for the ‘Young at Heart Festival’.
The following is a more detailed summary of the proposed activities planned by Council and its partners for Seniors Week 2006.
1. University of the 3rd Age
The U3A will host an information morning that will highlight their program and showcase a number of their activities. There will be three 20 minute sessions on:
· The functions of the U3A
· Presentation from two members on their experiences of the U3A
· An oral history on La Perouse
There will also be static displays; printed information and a video on the U3A will be shown throughout the morning.
Morning tea & lunch will be provided.
2. Lifestyle Gym Come and Try Day
The UNSW Lifestyle Gym will offer a free come and try day for older residents who want to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing. Participants will be able to choose from a number of gentle exercise classes, water exercise activities, healthy eating/living talks and a walk around Centennial Park.
Morning tea & lunch will be provided.
3. Healthy Living “My Health = My Responsibility”
A 3 hour interactive heath promotion seminar will be held addressing 3 key health related topics including Diabetes, Depression and Arthritis. Medical and Allied Health staff from Prince of Wales Community Health will present a range of issues pertinent to self management of chronic health conditions. A secondary theme will encourage older people to develop partnerships with their General Practitioner rather than be passive recipients of health care. Morning tea will be provided.
4. Young at Heart Film Festival
This event is in addition to existing Seniors Week activities and will welcome prestigious international filmmakers and guests. This Festival is a rare chance for seniors to watch the best in world cinema, Australian films and well-loved classics, meet the artists and participate in exciting and educational interactive activities specially targeted at the over 55 age group.
Drawing on his extensive programming experience and industry contacts, Artistic Director Mathieu Ravier will program 12 feature films, 4 documentaries and 2 programs of short films to be screened at the Ritz Cinema. The program will be evenly split between Sydney premieres, recent films and classics and there will be a minimum of 50% Australian content.
The Festival will provide Randwick City’s aged residents with a range of activities, events and workshops to choose from during the week that celebrates Seniors and their contributions which have made Randwick the thriving exciting city it is today.
The Department of Ageing, Disability & Homecare (DADHC) has chosen this event as a major Seniors Week event in 2006 and is a presenting sponsor to the value of $20,000. Other sponsors include:
· South Pacific Consultant Pty Ltd as a two year gold sponsor ($15,000 per year)
· Freelance Web Company with an in kind sponsorship deal valued at $5,000.
Other financial and/or in-kind support is expected from Dial an Angel Pty Ltd, National Seniors, Sydney Buses, Sydney Ports, Scenic Tours, Phonak Australia, Renault and Living Choice (total funds applied for $50,000).
By sponsoring this event in its inaugural year, Randwick City Council and its residents will benefit from the success that the Film Festival will have and ensure that the event remains in Randwick and becomes an event that is anticipated by local, regional and interstate Senior Citizens.
It is important to note, to ensure this occurs, the Festivalists will be working in partnership where possible, with community groups and residents of Randwick, promoting community participation and a sense that the young at Heart Festival truly belongs to Randwick.
Please see attachment one for a more detailed sponsorship outline, submitted by the organisers.
FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:
An amount of $4,593.00 is currently available for Senior Week activities in the 2005/06 Community Development budget, inclusive of a $300.00 grant provided by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare. This budgeted amount will fully cover the costs of Council’s three events.
The Film Festival is requesting a total of $5,000 as a contribution from Council toward the entire program. It is envisaged that Council may be able to assist with in kind support such as waiving hall hire costs, assisting with mail outs and advertising in Council publications. Approximate 20% of the Festivals budget is made up of in kind support from all partners and sponsors of the event.
In the event Council accepts the report recommendations, the total financial impact of both Council run activities and our partnerships will be $9,593. This includes printing, advertising, hiring, refreshments as well as the contribution for the Film Festival.
Seniors Week will provide a great opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the contribution and talents of older people living in Randwick City.
The proposed activities will provide continued visibility of Council’s commitment to servicing all members of the community and will especially highlight the needs, achievements and capabilities of older people in Randwick City.
2. Council agree to fund the amount of $5,000 (inclusive of in kind support) toward the Young at Heart Film Festival, this amount being accessed via the Contingency Fund Budget.
3. All publicity relating to the Young at Heart Film Festival acknowledge Council’s contribution by displaying the Council logo.
4. All other partner organisations undertake to appropriately acknowledge and promote Council’s involvement in Seniors Week Events.
5. The Mayor or his representative is given the opportunity to address Seniors Week events including the Young at Heart Festival, on behalf of Council.
1 February, 2006
REPORT BY: DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING
Last year Council held a hugely successful women’s art competition and exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day. Due to popular demand, Council will once again organise this event, to highlight the achievements of women and their contribution to the arts in Randwick City.
A summary of the proposed event celebrating International Women’s Day is listed below.
The competition will be open to all females over 12 years of age residing, studying or working within the Randwick LGA. Artwork may be of any medium e.g. painting, drawing, textile, ceramics, sculpture and photography.
Categories and Prizes
1. 12 years – 19 Award 1st Prize $150 2nd Prize $100
2. 20 years and over Award 1st Prize $250 2nd Prize $200 3rd Prize $150
3. People’s Choice Award 1st Prize $150
The Artworks will be exhibited at the Randwick Town Hall on Wednesday 8th March 10am – 12 pm and Friday 10th March 4pm – 6pm and culminate in a celebratory morning tea and Award Ceremony on Saturday 11th March between 10am – 2pm.
This event will be advertised through the Mayor’s Column and mailouts to local schools, the community and art and womens’ organisations.
FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:
An amount of $1,500.00 is currently available for International Women’s Day Activities in the 2005/2006 Community Development budget. In addition, Randwick City Council has been successful in applying for a grant from the NSW Government Office for Women International Women’s Day Grants. Total amount awarded is $900.00.
Promotional Material & printing $150
Presentation Ceremony Catering $490
Other Catering $50
Civic Support Officer’s Wages $300
Donation to guest judges $150
Budgeted amount $1500 (+ $900 grant)
This event to celebrate International Women’s Day will highlight the invaluable contribution by women in our community.
That Council agrees to support the International Women’s Day Art Competition and Award Ceremony.
AGED & DISABILITY SERVICES
Notice of Rescission Motions