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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH JUNE 2007 AT 6:04 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            -        Cr A. Andrews

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Kenny, Nash, Seng and 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.

Manager Administrative Services                                           Mr. D. Kelly.

Communications Manager                                                     Ms. D. Brien.

Manager, Development Assessment                              Mr. K. Kyriacou.

Tree Preservation Officer                                                     Mr. B. Bourke.

Manager, Environmental Planning                                           Ms. K. Armstrong.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES/GRANTING OF LEAVE OF ABSENCES.

 

Nil.

 

2.         CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES.

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8TH MAY, 2007.

 

W20    RESOLUTION:  (Andrews/Matson) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Works Committee held on Tuesday, 8th May 2007 (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.

 

Item 6.2        Director, City Services' Report 26/2007 - Street Tree Masterplan - Additional Tree Species

 

Ms Rona Wade                   Objector

 

 

5.         URGENT BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

6.         WORKS.

 

6.1      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 25/2007 - REMOVAL OF FICUS'HILLII' IN DUKE STREET, KENSINGTON.  (F2004/07359)

 

W21    RESOLUTION:  (White/Notley-Smith) that:

 

(a)      the two declining Ficus ‘Hillii’  (Hill’s Weeping figs) street trees growing in the roadway outside 20-24 and 23 Duke Street, Kensington, be removed and replaced with two super-advanced 100-litre Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elms); and

 

(b)      the Ficus ‘Hillii’ street tree growing in the roadway outside 50 Duke St, Kensington, be monitored over the proceeding twelve months to assess its health and potential risk to persons and/or property.

 

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

 

6.2      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 26/2007 - STREET TREE MASTERPLAN - ADDITIONAL TREE SPECIES.  (F2004/07359)

 

W22    RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that this matter be referred to the Greening Randwick Committee for community input with a recommendation from that Committee to the next available Works Committee or Environment Committee.

 

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

 

6.3      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 27/2007 - ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT.  (F2004/07285)

 

W23    RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Notley-Smith) that it be noted that Council currently facilitates the e-waste recycling through supporting the Bower Referral Service and by providing relevant information to the community on Council’s website.

 

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

 

6.4      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 28/2007 - RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING DROP OFF CENTRE.  (F2004/08408)

 

W24    RESOLUTION:  (Matson/White) that the Randwick Residential Recycling Centre policy, establishing the framework for the operation of the facility, be approved.

 

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

 

6.5      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 29/2007 - REQUEST FOR REPRESENTATIVE ON FLOOD PLAN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.  (F2004/06608)

 

W25    RESOLUTION:  (Mayor, Cr. P. Tracey/White) that Council nominate Councillor Anthony Andrews to be a member of the Maroubra Beach Floodplain Management Committee.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr. P. Tracey/White) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

6.6      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 30/2007 - ONGOING ASBESTOS ISSUE AT HEFFRON PARK. (F2004/07462)

 

W26    RESOLUTION:  (Matson/Hughes) that the report be received and noted and the General Manager be authorised to bring a report back to an ordinary Council meeting detailing options regarding the ongoing monitoring for airborne asbestos fibres.

 

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

 

6.7      DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 31/2007 - RECENT FLOODING IN RANDWICK AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT STORMWATER LEVY.  (F2004/07213)

 

W27    RESOLUTION:  (Notley-Smith/Hughes) that this matter be deferred to the next ordinary council meeting for consideration by all the Councillors.

 

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

 

7.                 CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS.

 

Nil.

 

8.                 NOTICES OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON