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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 11TH JULY, 2006 AT 6:00 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                    -           Sullivan (arrived 6.04pm) & B. Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                  -           Cr B. Hughes

 

Central Ward               -           Cr A. Andrews (Deputy Chairperson)

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Nash, Procopiadis & 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.

Senior Administrative Coordinator                                                        Ms J Hartshorn.

Communications Manager                                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Coordinator - Traffic                                                                            Mr T Lehmann

 

1.         APOLOGY/IES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE, 2006.

 

W29    RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Belleli) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 13th June, 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.

 

6.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES’ REPORT 50/2006 – ROAD CLOSURE – LENTHAL STREET CLOSURE.  (F2006/00084)

 

Against Mr Gordon Messiter                             18 Todman Avenue, Kensington

 

For                   Ms Jessica Whyte                                 70 Lenthall Street, Kensington

 

 

5.         REPORT OF COMMITTEE.

 

REPORT OF THE GREENING RANDWICK COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH JUNE, 2006.

 

5.1       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 35/2006 - TRANSPLANTING OF ESTABLISHED COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' STREET TREES.  (F2004/07359)

 

W30      RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

5.2       DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 36/2006 - DOLPHIN STREET, RANDWICK - CLEARING AND REVEGETATION OF EMBANKMENT AND ADJOINING LANDSCAPED AREAS.  (F2004/07359)

 

W31      RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that:

 

a)              the contents of the Director City Services’ Report be received and noted;

 

b)              the procedure for managing requests for clearing and revegetation works be circulated to all Committee Members;

 

c)              the “Plant Species List” be amended to include suitable trees (being species between 3m & 15m) with a view to re-establishing habitats to there original state and that the amended list be circulated to all Committee Members;

 

d)              the Committee Members be given two (2) weeks to comment on the amended “Plant Species List” and the procedure for managing requests;

 

e)              after consultation with Committee Members, the amended “Plant Species List” be circulated to residents in the area of the Dolphin Street embankment and adjoining landscaped areas; and

 

f)               the General Manager be delegated authority to undertake the relevant community consultation and continue with the revegetation and landscaping works.

 

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

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS.

 

5.3       GENERAL BUSINESS – PRINCE HENRY BUSHLAND MANAGEMENT PLAN. (DA0763/2004-03)

 

W32      RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that a report be prepared for the next Committee Meeting in relation to the Prince Henry Bushland Management Plan (R7 Area – Lot 66) and, in particular whether the bushland that has been removed is in accordance with the Vegetation Plan.

 

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

 

 

5.4       GENERAL BUSINESS – ENVIRONMENTAL PARK – BUNDOCK STREET. (F2004/06778)

 

W33      RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that a status report be prepared on the proposed Environmental Park for the Bundock Street site and, in particular, details of what Council and the community will receive from the Department of Defence.

 

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

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.23pm and was resumed at 6.25pm.

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 50/2006 - ROAD CLOSURE - LENTHALL STREET CLOSURE.  (F2006/00084)

 

W34      RESOLUTION: (Hughes/White) that:

 

a)       the information recorded from the survey issued to the residents of Kensington bound by Todman Avenue, Lenthall Street and Dowling Street be noted;

 

b)       Council support the view that Lenthall Street have imposed a partial closure eastbound that would continue to allow traffic to travel westbound (towards Zetland);

 

c)       Council notify the RTA and Sydney City Council; and

 

d)              Council invite the City of Sydney Council, the Roads & Traffic Authority and the Member for Heffron to join a joint working group to discuss the traffic and transport issues arising from development in the immediate area and to monitor ongoing traffic flows in the area.

 

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

 

 

6.2     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 51/2006 - SIX COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIGS) GROWING OUTSIDE 19, 31, 33, 40, 50 AND 58 RITCHARD AVENUE, COOGEE.   (F2004/07359)

 

W35      RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Belleli) that:

 

a)       the four Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 31, 33, 40 and 50 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be removed and replaced with several advanced Syzygium luehmannii (Lilly Pilly) – as per the originally adopted strategy for the removal and replacement of all aggressive rooted street trees growing within the City of Randwick; and

 

b)       the two Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 19 and 58 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be retained and that their health be regularly monitored by Council tree management staff.

 

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

 

Councillors Procopiadis left the meeting at this point (6:38pm) and did not return.

 

 

6.3     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 52/2006 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIG) GROWING OUTSIDE 43 MILROY AVENUE, KENSINGTON  (F2004/07359)

 

W36      RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Notley-Smith) that the Council-owned Ficus microcarpa var. ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 43 Milroy Avenue, Kensington, be retained and that appropriate remedial action be undertaken to deal with the issues raised by the owner of that property.

 

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

 

 

6.4     DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 53/2006 - TWO COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIGS) GROWING OUTSIDE 96-100 GALE ROAD, MAROUBRA.  (F2004/07359)

 

W37      RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Notley-Smith) that the two Council-owned Ficus microcarpa var. ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping figs) growing on the nature strip outside 96 and 100 Gale Road, Maroubra, be removed and replaced with an appropriate number of native trees – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

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

 

7.                  NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.40 p.m.

………………………….

CHAIRPERSON