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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY 2007 AT 6:00 PM 

 

PRESENT:

 

The Mayor, Cr P. Tracey (North Ward)

 

South Ward             -        Crs R. Belleli (Chairperson) & A. White

 

East Ward               -        Crs B. Notley-Smith & M. Matson

 

West Ward              -        Cr B. Hughes (Deputy Chairperson)

 

Central Ward            -        Crs A. Andrews & T. Seng

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Kenny and Woodsmith.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                Mr. R. Brownlee.

Director, City Planning                                                         Ms. S. Truuvert.

Director, Governance & Financial Services                               Mr. G. Banting.

Senior Administrative Coordinator                                          Ms. J Hartshorn.

Communications Manager                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

 

1.         APOLOGY/GRANTING OF LEAVE OF ABSENCES.

 

An apology was received from Cr Seng.

 

RESOLVED:  (Andrews/White) that the apology from Cr Seng for non-attendance at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 13th February, 2007 be received & accepted.

 

2.         CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 5TH DECEMBER, 2006.

 

W1     RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/White) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 5th December, 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.         ADDRESSING OF COUNCIL BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

5.         URGENT BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 


6.         REPORT OF COMMITTEE

 

REPORT OF THE GREENING RANDWICK COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANDWICK HELD ON TUESDAY, 5TH DECEMBER, 2006.

 

6.1      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 88/2006 - DRAFT SIGNIFICANT TREE REGISTER.  (F2004/07359)

 

W2     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that:

 

a)                 Council proceed with the current Draft Register of Significant Trees as Stage 1 of the project and that the Register be placed on Public Exhibition for a period of two months to allow comments and feedback from the community and other stakeholders and that at the expiration of that period a report be prepared addressing any issues raised in relation to the document; and

 

b)                 funding for Stage 2 of the Register of Significant Trees be considered for inclusion in the 2007/2008 Budget, with particular consideration being given to:

 

·         the Bundock Street defence site;

·         the Anzac Rifle Range at Malabar; and

·         remnant native tree species.

 

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

 

6.2      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 89/2006 - URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT.  (F2004/07359)

 

W3     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that:

 

a)                 the Urban Forest Policy be disengaged from the originally proposed software tool discussed in the exhibited draft;

 

b)                 Council seek advice from Newcastle Council on alternative techniques for assessing Randwick’s tree canopy cover for calculating the contribution made to the community of that coverage;

 

c)                 the policy be redrafted and re-exhibited;

 

d)                 Randwick City Council’s Management Plan incorporate into it appropriate key performance indicators derived from the application of the Urban Forest Policy.

 

e)       Newcastle City Council’s Arborist (Mr Phil Hewett) be invited to address the Greening Randwick Committee and the Works Committee on the two years of research he has completed for Newcastle City Council (including visits to European cities) and that Mr Hewett’s expenses be met by Council.

 

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

 

7.         WORKS.

 

7.1      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 1/2007 - LEMON -SCENTED GUM (CORYMBIA CITRIODORA) GROWING WITHIN FRONT OF 44 MILROY AVENUE, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W4     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/White) that the Corymbia citriodora (Lemon-scented Gum) growing within the front of 44 Milroy Avenue, Kensington, be retained until such time as it can be demonstrated that it is causing actual structural damage to the residence itself.

 

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

 

7.2      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 2/2007 - COUNCIL OWNED FICUS 'HILLII' (HILLS WEEPING FIG) OUTSIDE 328-330 ALISON ROAD, COOGEE.  (F2004/07359)

 

W5     RESOLUTION:  (White/Matson) that approval be granted to remove the large Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing on the nature strip outside 328 Alison Road, Coogee, and that it be replaced with several more appropriate tree species as nominated in Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

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

 

7.3      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 3/2007 - ELLA RESERVE, QUARRY RESERVE AND WRITTLE PARKS - PLAYGROUND UPGRADES. (PROJ/10251/2006; PROJ/10248.2006; PROJ/10250/2006)

 

W6     RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/White) that:

 

(a)      the playgrounds in Ella Reserve, Quarry Reserve and Writtle Park be constructed in accordance with the concept designs subject to minor modifications outlined in Table 1 of this report;

 

(b)              persons making submissions in relation to the projects be notified of Council’s decision;

 

(c)              funding be considered in the 2007/2008 Budget for a bicycle path (in Writtle Park) and a footpath (in Quarry Reserve).

 

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

 

7.4      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 4/2007 - PESTICIDES USE NOTIFICATION PLAN.  (F2004/08408)

 

W7     RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that:

 

(a)      the Pesticides Use Notification Plan be adopted;

 

(b)      a notice be placed in The Southern Courier in accordance with the requirements of the legislation that a Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been adopted by Randwick City Council;

 

(c)              a notice be published in the NSW Government Gazette advising that a Pesticide Use Notification Plan has been prepared in accordance with the relevant legislation; and

 

(d)              consideration be given to returning to Council’s previous practice of including a dye in pesticide sprays.

 

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

 

8.                 CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS (CLOSED SESSION)

 

Nil.

 


9.                 NOTICES OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

………………………….

CHAIRPERSON