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A CITY JULY 1990

 

4th July, 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 JULY, 2006 AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

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, 13TH JUNE, 2006.

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addresses to Committee by the Public

 

5           Community Services

 

5.1                        

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 62/2006 - ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PROTOCOLS.

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6           Library

 

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DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 54/2006 - COFFEE CART AND LOUNGES IN FOYER OF BOWEN LIBRARY.

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7           Notice of Rescission Motions

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director, City Planning Report 62/2006

 

 

SUBJECT:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols

 

 

DATE:

2 June, 2006

FILE NO:

F2005/00005

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING    

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Council Officers in liaison with Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee have developed Randwick City Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols.

 

The draft document has been reviewed by the Randwick City Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Advisory Committee.  The committee’s comments have been incorporated in the protocols.  In addition, the document has also been reviewed by several Aboriginal community based organisations and individuals who have provided feedback.

 

ISSUES:

 

Throughout the year, Council undertakes a number of activities & Aboriginal Elders or community groups are invited to, conduct ceremonial activities. The attached document details a full range of protocols that are essential for Council in dealing with the Aboriginal community and the many organisations and factions that make up the Aboriginal community of Randwick City.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There will be no additional financial implications for Council to produce this document.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The document demonstrates Council’s further commitment to building closer relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  The document is scheduled to be formally launched during NAIDOC Week celebrations.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

a)       Randwick City Council adopt the draft Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols.

 

b)       Council distribute copies to relevant departments, libraries and community organisations.

 

a)       Council endorse the launch of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols - Under separate cover

 

 

 

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SIMA TRUUVERT

WAYNE COOK

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ABORIGINAL SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director, City Services' Report 54/2006

 

 

SUBJECT:

COFFEE CART AND LOUNGES IN FOYER OF BOWEN LIBRARY

 

 

DATE:

27 June, 2006

FILE NO:

F2004/08381

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES     

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The trend in libraries and bookshops today is to provide a welcoming, inviting facility which is a ‘home away from home’, with a key component being a coffee shop as part of the establishment. The foyer of the Bowen Library is currently a desolate thoroughfare, which could be better utilised to become the welcoming face of the library and in the long term, return some income to the Council.

 

It is proposed to put out Expressions of Interest for an operator to run a coffee cart providing a limited range of food (wraps, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits) and coffee, plus comfortable seating, newspapers and magazines, in the foyer of the Bowen building, to create a welcoming ambience. This will provide a much needed service for the staff and customers who use the building as there is no cafι or restaurant in the vicinity.

 

ISSUES:

 

It is suggested that Council offer the facility for a one year trial to see whether this is a viable business opportunity. It is possible to rent the coffee carts on an annual basis, with an option to purchase after one year. Coffee carts cost between $25,000 and $40,000, depending on the size and complexity of the cart. It is proposed to include some outfitting as part of the EOI, i.e. lounges and/or chairs and tables.

 

The following practical considerations apply:

 

·        Three phase power, with a 20 amp outlet needs to be installed

·        No plumbing needs t1Wo be installed in Year 1 as the coffee cart allows for water to be stored and replenished. Should this become a viable, ongoing business, it is suggested that the coffee cart be plumbed in.

·        A DA will need to be lodged for alternative usage of these premises.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no immediate financial impact for this Plan, with the exception of installing three phase power and a 20V amp at an estimated cost of $500.00. Should this become a viable business, there is an opportunity to charge between $200 and $300 a week rent, depending on the success of the venue.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Installing a coffee cart in the foyer of the Bowen Library will have a positive impact on a number of fronts – it provides a much needed service for staff and users of the building; it enhances the atmosphere and will draw people into the building who may not be library users and they could discover the library and community facilities as a result; and should it be successful, it will provide some financial return to Council for a minimal outlay.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That

 

1.       Council endorse the submission of a DA to allow the alternative use of the foyer of the Bowen Library for the purpose of installing a coffee cart selling food and coffee, with some seating available; and

 

2.       Council advertise for Expressions of Interest for a coffee cart to be trailed for one year to test the viability of the establishment of a business of this nature in the foyer of the Bowen Library.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Photos

 

 

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JORDE FRANGOPLES

BARBARA TODES

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

MANAGER LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

 

 

 


 

 


 


 

Notice of Rescission Motions