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4 April 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, 11TH APRIL 2006 AT

5:30 PM

 

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.

 

1           Apologies

 

2           Minutes

 

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

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

5           Community Services

 

5.1                        

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 26/2006 - NURA MANI SPORTS CARNIVAL 2006.

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5.2                        

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 27/2006 - VACATION CARE PROVISION.

10

 

 

6           General Business

 

7                       Notice of Rescission Motions

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director, City Planning Report 26/2006

 

 

SUBJECT:

Nura Mani Sports Carnival 2006

 

 

DATE:

24 March, 2006

FILE NO:

F2004/07686

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Over the Christmas/New Year holiday period, there were some occurance of anti social behaviour involving Aboriginal youth at La Perouse and surrounding areas.  The Department of Aboriginal Affairs called an urgent community meeting as a result of these incidents with an aim to combat such behaviour and provide alternatives to the above incidents.

 

As a result of this meeting the La Perouse Working Party and La Pa Bummers Youth Group considered at ways of developing programs and activities that will engage the youth within the area. 

 

Randwick City Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer is working in partnership with La Pa Bummers on seeking outside funding to provide alternatives to drugs and alcohol abuse, and the criminal justice system through community grants. Discussions are continuing and programs are being developed.

 

ISSUES:

 

The Department of Tourism, Sports and Recreation has developed an initiative for the Easter Holidays which involves an Indigenous Community Sports Carnival over a three day period. NURA MANI community sports carnival will be a project that will assist these Aboriginal youth in developing their skills and act as a deterrent to crime, drugs and alcohol abuse.

 

NURA MANI is seeking financial support for $800.  Council’s 2005-2006 Community Development budget has an allocation for Aboriginal projects which could be diverted to this program.

 

Randwick City Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Advisory Committee supports the project and the financial offer of $800.  Randwick City Council’s logo will be placed on all promotional material. Randwick City Council will also be provided space by way of a stall to advertise all of Council’s initiatives to the community.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

Aboriginal Services budget under projects has an allocation of $800. The financial support for this project could be allocated from this budget.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The NURA MANI Aboriginal Community Sports Carnival will develop a healthy lifestyle for young Aboriginal people. The day’s activities will provide a great opportunity to recognise and acknowledging Randwick City Council’s commitment to supporting the Indigenous community of the local Government Area.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council provide $800 to the NURA MANI Community Sports Carnival hosted by the NSW Department of Sports and Recreation. This amount to be provided from the “Community Development Aboriginal Services” budget.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Overview of the community Carnival, Flyers and Registration Form.

 

 

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………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

WAYNE COOK

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ABORIGINAL SERVICES

 

 


Overview of NURA MANI COMMUNITY CARNIVAL

 

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation is proposing to conduct the NURA MANI Community Carnival in the Easter Holidays 19-20-21 April 2006.

 

The Department will coordinate the participation of Aboriginal Young People (AYP) in Central Region to participate in the NURA MANI – Community Carnivals, with community teams being from Redfern, La Perouse, Campbelltown, Nowra and Mt Druitt.

 

The Redfern/La Perouse community will host the carnival with key representatives from the following service providers;

o Police and Community Youth Clubs,

o High Schools,

o Youth Services;

o Aboriginal organisations,

o Local sporting associations and clubs.

o Aboriginal community including AYP.

 

Community teams

 

These communities will develop and organise sporting teams and support cultural activities for AYP from their community.  Each community will be encouraged to nominate teams for each age group and sport.

 

Each community will be encouraged to nominate AYP to gain accreditation and training for each of the sports with a view to engage AYP to officiate at the carnival.

 

Sports

 

These games involve local teams participating in the following sports and age groups

o Basketball - Boys u14’s and u17’s,

o Oztag – Mixed u14’s and u17’s,

o Netball – Girls u14’s and u17’s and

o Traditional Indigenous Games – Mixed u14’s and u17’s

 

The Nura Mani carnival will be conducted over three days, with one sport per day and with Traditional Indigenous Games to be played concurrently on each day of the carnival for participants not involved in competition.

 

Venue

 

Matraville Sport High School Anzac Parade Chifley

 

Targets

 

The number of teams will be up to 20 teams across all identified sports

Over 300 Aboriginal young people to attend with 30 AYP to gain accreditation and training skills

 

Outcomes

 

The primary objective is to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal Young People (AYP) to;

 

o Participate in a unique sporting event and gain exposure to structured competition

o Gain access to coaching and skill development

o Access to mainstream elite competitions

o Develop a sense of identity, belonging and community through cultural and leadership activities

o Encourage healthy lifestyles and a positive outlook on family, community and culture.

 

 

 





 

 


 

Director, City Planning Report 27/2006

 

 

SUBJECT:

Vacation Care Provision

 

 

DATE:

29 March, 2006

FILE NO:

F2004/07645

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The purpose of this report is to inform Council of the outcomes that have arisen from the following resolution which was made at the 14th March 2006 Community Services Committee Meeting:

 

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.

 

 

ISSUES:

 

Randwick City Council has entered into a partnership with Botany Family & Children’s Centre and Kooloora Community Centre to offer a pilot program for the April School holiday Vacation Care Program. 

 

Randwick City Council has detailed its conditions and requirements and those of each of the services in a letter to Kooloora Community Centre and Botany Family and Children’s Centre with an expectation that both services communicate with Council agreeing to the pilot program conditions in offering a safe and affordable program from the Kooloora site in April 2006.

 

Randwick City Council, Kooloora Community Centre and Botany Family and Children’s Centre will participate in an evaluation of the April Vacation Care Program and then move forward into the next phase of seeking a long term partner to provide on going Vacation Care Programs.

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

The Vacation Care program is subsidised by Council, costing approximately $6,600 per Vacation care period. There is also an annual equipment cost of $600 and $400 for other essentials including consumables.  In addition, there are a number of indirect costs including access to the Council’s bus free of charge, administration costs including bookings at Customer Service, mail outs, use of mobile phone and general administration support.

 

The total cost of offering the program in April will be $9,600 which incorporates an additional $2000 to cover the increase in childcare workers salaries.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

That Randwick City Council will offer the pilot Vacation Care program in April 2006 in partnership with Kooloora Community Centre and Botany Family and Children Centre. This program will provide an affordable school holiday activity for disadvantaged groups through the provision of a diverse range of social and recreational activities in the community.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That following the completion of the April Vacation Care pilot program, Council will undertake an evaluation of the program and a report will be bought back to Council on a long term partnership with an organisation/s that has the skills and expertise to operate holiday programs commencing June/July 2006.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Copy of letter to Vacation Care partners.

 

 

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………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

SHANE LOWE

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

ACTING TEAM LEADER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

SL/ML (F2004/07659)

 

22 March 2006

Contact Shane Lowe on 9399 0941

 

Carol Ashmore

Co-ordinator

Botany Family and Children’s Centre

13 Banksia Street

BOTANY NSW 2019

 

Re: Pilot Vacation Care Program at Kooloora Community Centre – April 2006

 

Dear Carol,

 

Further to our meeting on Wednesday 8 March, Randwick City Council has agreed to support the running of the April Vacation Care Program at Kooloora Community Centre, utilising a partnership between Botany Family and Children’s Centre, Kooloora Community Centre and Randwick City Council. 

 

As discussed, there were a number of organisational issues that we must address to ensure the program meets best practice standards.  It was decided that each organisation will assess their contribution to the program and develop strategies to meet the following areas:

 

Randwick City Council will:

·     provide an additional $2000 funding for staff costs for the April period, bringing the total amount of funding to $8,600.00

·     provide $300.00 for consumables 

·     provide administrative support in developing and printing the Vacation Care program and enrolment forms 

·     take enrolments at the Customer Service Centre, Frances Street

·     Provide the Council bus for Thursday 20, Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April.

 

Kooloora Community Centre will:

·     Confirm the current insurance coverage is adequate to cover the Vacation Care program whilst operating out of the centre

·     provide access to the Kooloora bus and driver on designated days

·     provision of a small amount of consumables

·     liaise with the Powerhouse Museum to obtain free tickets for one excursion day

·     assist Botany Family and Children Centre in practical issues such as layout of activities within the centre and other assistance where required

·     Assist with recruitment of appropriately qualified staff.

 

Botany Family and Children Centre will:

·     develop a pilot Vacation Care Program

·     recruit appropriate trained staff

·     facilitate NSW Police Working with Children checks on all people working with the Vacation Care program

·     provide Induction/Training Procedures for Staff and Volunteers

·     develop Policy and Procedure Manual that outlines the following

Behaviour Management

Occupational health and safety

Line of management issues eg. Petty cash, staff sick replacement

Child Protection Issues

Code of conduct

Late fees and pick ups

Setting up/packing up procedures

Nutrition – healthy snacks, promote healthy lunches

·     conduct evaluation at the end of the program with children, parents and staff

·     ensure staff ratio is met including 1:10 for on site program and 1:5 for excursions

·     audits of centre and checklists prior to and after vacation care program

 

Randwick City Council is pleased that the Vacation Care program will operate during the April School Holidays, providing an invaluable service to the community.  We look forward to resolving the above issues and working towards a partnership that provides a fun and fulfilling Vacation Care program.

 

Could you please provide a confirmation letter advising Council of your organisations acceptance of the offer of working in partnership with Kooloora and Randwick City Council in the provision of a pilot April Vacation Care Program.

 

Should you require any further information regarding this matter, please contact Shane Lowe, Council’s Acting Team Leader, Community Development on 9399 0941.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Sima Truuvert

DIRECTOR CITY PLANNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

SL/ML (F2004/07659)

 

22 March 2006

Contact Shane Lowe on 9399 0941

 

Julie Spies

Co-ordinator

Kooloora Community Centre

167 Bilga Crescent

MALABAR NSW 2036

 

Re: Pilot Vacation Care Program at Kooloora Community Centre – April 2006

 

Dear Julie,

 

Further to our meeting on Wednesday 8 March, Randwick City Council has agreed to support the running of the April Vacation Care Program at Kooloora Community Centre, utilising a partnership between Botany Family and Children’s Centre, Kooloora Community Centre and Randwick City Council. 

 

As discussed, there were a number of organisational issues that we must address to ensure the program meets best practice standards.  It was decided that each organisation will assess their contribution to the program and develop strategies to meet the following areas:

 

Randwick City Council will:

·     provide an additional $2000 funding for staff costs for the April period, bringing the total amount of funding to $8,600.00

·     provide $300.00 for consumables 

·     provide administrative support in developing and printing the Vacation Care program and enrolment forms 

·     take enrolments at the Customer Service Centre, Frances Street

·     Provide the Council bus for Thursday 20, Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April.

 

Kooloora Community Centre will:

·     Confirm the current insurance coverage is adequate to cover the Vacation Care program whilst operating out of the centre

·     provide access to the Kooloora bus and driver on designated days

·     provision of a small amount of consumables

·     liaise with the Powerhouse Museum to obtain free tickets for one excursion day

·     assist Botany Family and Children Centre in practical issues such as layout of activities within the centre and other assistance where required

·     Assist with recruitment of appropriately qualified staff.

 

Botany Family and Children Centre will:

·     develop a pilot Vacation Care Program

·     recruit appropriate trained staff

·     facilitate NSW Police Working with Children checks on all people working with the Vacation Care program

·     provide Induction/Training Procedures for Staff and Volunteers

·     develop Policy and Procedure Manual that outlines the following

Behaviour Management

Occupational health and safety

Line of management issues eg. Petty cash, staff sick replacement

Child Protection Issues

Code of conduct

Late fees and pick ups

Setting up/packing up procedures

Nutrition – healthy snacks, promote healthy lunches

·     conduct evaluation at the end of the program with children, parents and staff

·     ensure staff ratio is met including 1:10 for on site program and 1:5 for excursions

·     audits of centre and checklists prior to and after vacation care program

 

Randwick City Council is pleased that the Vacation Care program will operate during the April School Holidays, providing an invaluable service to the community.  We look forward to resolving the above issues and working towards a partnership that provides a fun and fulfilling Vacation Care program.

 

Could you please provide a confirmation letter advising Council of your organisations acceptance of the offer of working in partnership with Kooloora and Randwick City Council in the provision of a pilot April Vacation Care Program.

 

Should you require any further information regarding this matter, please contact Shane Lowe, Council’s Acting Team Leader, Community Development on 9399 0941.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Sima Truuvert

DIRECTOR CITY PLANNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

General Business

 

Notice of Rescission Motions