MINUTES OF COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING OF
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
RANDWICK

HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH, 2006 AT 5:34P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

Cr P. Tracey (North Ward) (Chairperson)

 

North Ward                 -           Cr M. Woodsmith

 

West Ward                  -           Cr J. Procopiadis

 

East Ward                    -           Cr M. Matson

 

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.

Senior Administrative Coordinator                                                        Ms J Hartshorn.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manger Library & Community Services                                                Ms J Jarvis.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Cr B Hughes.

 

1.         APOLOGY.

 

An apology was received from Cr Andrews.

 

RESOLVED:  (Matson/Tracey) that that the apology from Cr Andrews for non-attendance at the Community Services Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 14th February, 2006 be received & accepted.

 

1A.      LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

Leave of Absence had previously been granted to Cr Kenny, Minute No. 507 of 22 November, 2005.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY, 2006.

 

C5       RESOLUTION:  (Procopiadis/Matson) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Community Services Committee held on Tuesday, 14th February, 2006 (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.         COMMUNITY SERVICES.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 13/2006 - CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM PUBLIC PEACE FORUM.  (F2004/08174)

 

C6       RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Procopiadis) that the request from the Columban Mission to be referred to Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee for consideration and recommendation to Council.

 

MOTION (Woodsmith/Procopiadis) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.2       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 14/2006 - ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERFAITH RESEARCH AND RESOURCE CENTRE. (F2004/06574)

 

C7       RESOLUTION: (Matson/Procopiadis) that Council endorse the following recommendations from the Multicultural Advisory Committee:-

 

a)         Council write to the Community Relations Commission of NSW and the NSW Ethnic Communities Council seeking their advice on the existing interfaith Groups;

 

b)         Council write to Dr Islam seeking information on what evidence he has acquired on the collaboration of other faiths’ commitment and expression of support; and

 

c)         Council suggest to Dr Islam that he approach the UNSW to canvass their support for such a Centre and that the UNSW Refugee Research Centre be a suitable model to emulate.

 

            MOTION (Matson/Procopiadis) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 15/2006 - VACATION CARE PROVISION.  (F2004/07645)

 

C8       RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Matson) that:

 

a)         Council officers investigate the service providers and ability of appropriate agencies to provide a safe and affordable April school holiday program at the Kooloora site and subject to an agency meeting the requirements, it be engaged to run the Vacation Care Program; and

 

b)         Council seek a long term partnership with an organisation that has the skills and expertise to operate holiday programs commencing June/July 2006.

 

MOTION (Woodsmith/Matson) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4       DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 16/2006 - YOUTH WEEK 2006. (F2004/07708)

 

C9       RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Procopiadis) that:

 

a)         Council note and endorse the proposed activities planned for Youth Week 2006 in Randwick City;

 

b)         all publicity relating to Youth Week 2006 - Randwick City acknowledge the Council by displaying its logo; and

 

c)         the Mayor or his representative shall be given the opportunity to address young people on behalf of Council during a Youth Week activity.

 

MOTION (Matson/Procopiadis) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.         LIBRARY.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 12/2006 - LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY PLAN 2006-2008.  (F2004/08383)

 

C10     RESOLUTION:  (Procopiadis/Matson) that:

 

a)         the Library Information Services and Technology Plan 2006-2008 be received and noted; and

 

b)         future Council Management Plans and Budgets incorporate the Goals and Strategies outlined in the Library Technology Plan 2006-2008.

 

MOTION (Procopiadis/Matson) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

6.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 13/2006 - FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBRARY SERVICES.  (F2004/08383)

 

C11     RESOLUTION:  (Procopiadis/Woodsmith) that the funding opportunities identified for Randwick City Library Services be noted.

 

MOTION (Procopiadis/Woodsmith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

7.         GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

8.         NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 5.40p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………….

CHAIRPERSON