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4th September, 2007

 

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 SEPTEMBER, 2007 AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

Committee Members:             The Mayor, P. Tracey, Belleli, Hughes, Matson, Nash, Procopiadis (Deputy Chairperson), Woodsmith (Chairperson)

 

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/Granting of leave of absences

 

2           Confirmation of the Minutes

 

CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICES MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12TH JUNE, 2007.

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addressing of Committee by Members of the Public

 

5           Urgent Business

 

6           Community Services

 

6.1                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 60/2007 - COUNCIL'S SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (SECTION 356) ALLOCATION OF FUNDING TO NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS/GROUPS.

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6.2                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 61/2007 - CHILDRENS WEEK 2007.

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6.3                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 62/2007 - PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM ON UNDERAGE ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE.

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6.4                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 63/2007 - REMOVAL OF SAFETY HOUSE SIGNS FROM SCHOOLS.

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6.5                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 64/2007 - PRINTING OF LA PA NEWS.

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7           Confidential Items (Closed Session)

 

8           Notices of Rescission Motions

 

 

…………………………………

GENERAL MANAGER


  

Director, City Planning Report 60/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

COUNCIL'S SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (SECTION 356) ALLOCATION OF FUNDING TO NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS/GROUPS

 

DATE:

27 August, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/06607

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING    

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Each year Council provides funding to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations under Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993). Under the current funding round, a budget of $27,675 is available for allocation.

 

The Small Grants Program aims to encourage and assist projects, programs and services which enhance the quality of life for residents living in the Randwick Local Government Area (LGA).  The objectives of the Program are to:

 

-      Assist community based services to develop and implement relevant programs and projects that address the social needs of the residents of the Randwick LGA

-      Facilitate access to services and programs by the whole community

-      Encourage community participation in the development and implementation of community based programs and projects

-      Encourage the effective delivery of community based services

 

This is the final funding round under the Small Grants Program.  The new financial year (July 2008) will see the introduction of a revised grants program, the result of Council’s decision (in 2005) to combine the existing Small Grants and Community Development Programs.

 

Attachment 1 provides a list of all applications received together with the proposed recommendations for 2007/08.  The recommendations were made on the basis of the Small Grants objectives (as detailed above), together with Council’s Guidelines for Assessing Grants Applications & Funding Priorities (adopted by Council at its meeting of August 2007).

 

ISSUES:

 

Background

Council offers funding annually through its Small Grants Program to local non-profit community groups and organisations.  Grants are non-recurrent and provide assistance for projects, programs and services that have a direct benefit to people living in the Randwick LGA.  Organisations funded under the program are required to acknowledge Council’s contribution, sign a funding agreement with Council and submit an evaluation report at the completion of the project.

 

Community funding available through the Small Grants Program was promoted this year in July through the Mayor’s Column and Council’s Webpage.  Letters were also sent out to local community organisations advising them of the forthcoming new combined program to be implemented in the 2008/09 funding year.

 

Applications

Under this funding round, Council received 67 applications, submitted by 42 organisations seeking monetary funds to a total value of $60,922.  A breakdown of applications into the target groups shown below yielded the following information:

 

Target Groups

No. of Applications

No. of Applications Funded

Requested Funds

($)

Recommended

Amount ($)

CALD

7

2

5,297

5,060

Aged

6

5

5,389

1,100*

ATSI

8

7

7,500

4,396

Children

16

5

14,614

4,437

Disability

5

3

4,495

3,035

General

12

5

11,783

4,500

Women

7

0

5,913

0

Youth

6

5

5,930

4,965

Total

67

32

60,921

27,493

* It should be noted that half of the recommended funding for CALD projects will target aged and elderly residents

 

All 7 applications under the ‘Women’ category were received from a single organisation.   The same organisation had applied for and received over $10,000 CDSE funding in August 2007 for projects or services targeting women and survivors of domestic violence.  Notwithstanding the women’s category, the distribution of funding across the target group is considered to be reasonably even, reflecting the priorities identified in Council’s criteria document, Guidelines for Assessing Grants Applications & Funding Priorities

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship of Council’s Small Grants Program to the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:    A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2b:  Enrich our range of community services that meet our community’s needs.

Key action:    Support the provision of services and facilities to meet the needs of our

Target Groups.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

Should Council accept the report recommendations, the total value of funding requested under this program is $27,493.  This amount has been budgeted for under Council’s Small Grants Program Budget for 2007/08.  As such, there are no unforeseen financial implications resulting from this report.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The funding applications recommended for funding will address the identified needs of the local community as well as assist organisations and groups with the provision of valuable community services to the residents of Randwick City.

 

The projects recommended for funding will address the needs of the target groups identified in The Randwick City Plan.  These target groups are as follows:

 

·                Children (0-11 years)

·                Young People (12-24 years)

·                Older People (Aboriginal people aged 45 years and over, and non Aboriginal people aged 55 years and over)

·                People with Disabilities

·                People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent

·                People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

·                General (including Women, Men and their families in difficult circumstances)

 

This is the Small Grants Program’s final year and a new grants program will be introduced for the next funding year commencing July 2008.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the report on the allocation of Council’s 2007-2008 Small Grants Program under Section 356 of the Local Government Act (1993) be received and that the recommendations made in the Summary of Applications and Recommendations (Attachment 1) be accepted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Summary of Small Grants Applications and Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

TERESA MOK

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COORDINATOR COMMUNITY PLANNING


ATTACHMENT 1 – SUMMARY OF APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM 2007

No

ORGANISATION

CATEGORY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT REQUESTED

COMMENT

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED

1

1st Little Bay Cub Scouts

Children

Cubs’ Cooking Badge Scheme

Funding is requested to purchase a frost free fridge and microwave for the Scout Hall kitchen.  The kitchen is used to develop the Cubs’ cooking skills by planning, cooking and serving a three course meal for themselves and an adult.  The fridge and microwave currently used are in need of replacement.

$886.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

2

2 Women Dreaming Healing Incorporation

ATSI

Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a digital camera to allow the documentation of activities including workshops and healing groups.  The camera will assist in documenting the range of activities and encourage participation of community members.

$749.00

Meets priority needs criteria and is a community based project addressing social need.

$750.00

3

2 Women Dreaming Healing Incorporation

ATSI

Promotional Clothing

Funding is requested to purchase promotional clothing to be used by program officers when holding community events.

 

$700.00

Meets priority needs criteria and facilitates access to services.

$700.00

4

Bondi Outreach Project

Youth

Acute Crisis Fund

Funding is requested for the Crisis Early Intervention Service.  This service provides financial assistance to young people and will allow services to be extended to clients living in the Randwick/Botany are.  Services to be provided to include after hours crisis help, support and referrals, food supplies and identifiable magnets to attach to the van during night patrols.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria and encourage effective delivery of social services.

$1,000.00

5

Catholic Health Care

Aged

Outdoor Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a barbecue and stackable chairs for resident use in the bi-centennial garden area at Brigidine House.

$896.80

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

5

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

Women’s Domestic Violence Group

Funding is requested to run Domestic Violence Support Groups for 6 weeks during each school term.  The group provides therapeutic support to women who are currently recovering from domestic violence/abuse and to reduce isolation of families with young children to prevent child abuse and family breakdown.

$903.52

Received $5,000 from CDSE funding August 2007 for same project.

$0.00

6

Chinese Seniors Group

CALD

Enviro-Health.Outskirting

Funding is requested for Enviro-Health. Outskirting, the project brings together the physical environment and health.  Council’s community bus would be used for monthly outings to reserves, national parks, botanical gardens where the group would participate in group exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria.

$500.00

7

Eastern Respite & Recreation

General

Volunteer Links Program

Funding is requested to set up a regular support system for volunteers by having meetings, guest speakers, training, group discussions/brainstorming sessions, supervision and catering.

$1,000.00

Council currently funds a volunteers training program through nearby Junction Neighbourhood Centre.

$0.00

8

Eastern Respite & Recreation

General

Volunteer Appreciation Event 2008

Following the success event held in this year funding is requested to hold a Volunteer Appreciation Event in 2008.  The service currently has 75 volunteers and management committee members.  The function would again be held at the Ritz Cinema, Randwick.

$1,000.00

Encourage effective delivery of community based services.

$1,000.00

9

Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project – auspiced by Ethnic Care, Family & Community Services Co-op Ltd

CALD

Greek Social Group

Funding is requested to continue the social group for residents living in Randwick, Maroubra and Kensington from a Greek speaking background.  The group targets the elderly, people with disabilities and their carers.  Randwick has more than 5,000 people aged over 55 from a Greek background.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria.

$500.00

10

Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project – auspiced by Ethnic Care, Family & Community Services Co-op Ltd

CALD

Italian Social Group

Funding is requested to continue the social group for residents living in Randwick, Maroubra and Kensington from an Italian speaking background.  The group targets the elderly, people with disabilities and their carers.  Randwick has more than 5,000 people aged over 55 from an Italian background.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria.

$500.00

11

Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project – auspiced by Ethnic Care, Family & Community Services Co-op Ltd

CALD

Russian Social Group

Funding is requested to continue the social group for residents living in Randwick, Maroubra and Kensington from a Russian background.  The group targets the elderly, people with disabilities and their carers.  Randwick has more than 1,852 people aged over 55 from a Russian background.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria.

$500.00

12

Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation

ATSI

Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase 10 folding trestle tables and 60 Pisa resin chairs to enable community events to be held on site.  Use of chairs and tables, stored at Yarra Bay House, will be shared with other Aboriginal organisations in Randwick.

$985.80

Meets priority needs and encourage effective delivery of community based social services.  Council annually provides funding to groups for hire of tables and chairs.  Purchase of equipment is a cost effective solution.

$986.00

13

Guriwal Respite & Transport Services

ATSI

Outdoor Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a marquee stored at Yarra Bay House will be shared with other Aboriginal organisations in Randwick.  The marquee will enable community events to be held regardless of inclement weather.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage effective community participation in community based projects.

$1,000.00

14

Kanga’s House Child Care Centre

Children

Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase 5 x 2 seater lounges for the play areas in the 5 rooms at the Centre.

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

15

La Perouse Lands Council

ATSI

Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a PA System to use at community and Lands Council events.  This resource is of particular need due to the significant hearing loss suffered by ageing members of the Aboriginal community.

$957.95

Meets priority needs and encourage community participation of community based projects/programs.

$960.00

16

La Perouse Youth Haven auspiced by Eastern Zone Gujaga MACS)

ATIS

Watchguard DVR Surveillance Kit

Funding is requested to purchase security system for the La Perouse Youth Haven area at Yarra Bay House to improve personal safety and reduce break-ins and theft.

$996.00

Not a priority social need.  The property owners of Yarra House should be responsible for securing safety/security via alternative means, eg security grills and door locks.

$0.00

17

Learning Links

Children

Speech Assessment and Diagnostic Program

Funding is requested to purchase the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF) Preschool – Second Edition – Australian Standardised.  This tool will allow the program to expand and cater to preschool aged children and children who are about to, or have recently, started school.

$1,000.00

Received $5,290 CDSE funding to assist children with learning difficulties.

$0.00

18

Lions Club of Bondi

Children

16th Annual ‘World Festival of Magic Show’

Funding is requested to purchase 20 tickets for children with special and children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the World Festival of Magic Show.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs criteria and addresses social needs.

$1,000.00

19

Malabar Occasional Child Care Centre Inc.

Children

Office Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase 2 lockable filing cabinets to store each child’s confidential documents until they are 24 years of age.  Storage of these documents is required under a NSW DoCS Children’s Services Regulation.

$500.00

Does not meet priority needs.  Essential office equipment to meet legislation/accreditation standards is a core service requirement more appropriately funded by group.

$0.00

20

Maroubra Bay Care Centre Inc.

Children

Sustainable herb, fruit and vegetable garden

Funding is requested to purchase plants, soil, mulch, timber-treated pine, compost bins and an irrigation system to establish a sustainable garden at the centre.  The garden will be used to teach children about water conservation and sustainability.

 

$1,000.00

This project is similar to the project funded under Maroubra Bay Public School located at same address (No 21).

$0.00

21

Maroubra Bay Public School (MBPS)

Children

Community Garden Project

Funding is requested to purchase garden supplies and resources for the community garden at MBPS.  The garden will be made available to students, parents, staff and the general community.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage participation in community based programs.

$1,000.00

22

Maroubra Bay Public School and South Coogee Public School – SACC (School as Community Centre)

Children

SACC Community Garden Project

Funding is requested to work in partnership with Maroubra Bay Public School to involve children 2-12 years, parents, grandparents and community members.  The project will focus on building community connectedness through gardening.

$1,000.00

This project is similar to the project funded under Maroubra Bay Public School (No 21 above), located at same address.

$0.00

23

Maroubra Ladies Probus Club

Aged

Club running costs

Funding is requested towards the cost of rent, administration and stationery incurred by the club.

$500.00

Received $1,800 CDSE funding August 2007.

$0.00

24

Maroubra Neighbourhood Children’s Centre

General

Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase pole protectors for the outdoor shade structure.  The poles have been identified as a potential hazard to children.

$895.00

Not a priority social need.  Equipment to meet OH& S accreditation standards is the services’ core responsibility.

$0.00

25

Mindfields

Disability

Promotional Banner

Funding is requested to purchase a promotional banner for Mindfields.  The banner will promote the public profile of Mindfields as a self help group by reinforcing its presence and availability for people with an acquired brain injury.

$495.00

Meets priority social needs and facilitate access to services by whole of community.

$495.00

26

Multicultural Support Network of Randwick

CALD

Office Equipment

Funding is requested to purchase a Cannon MP600 printer, scanner and copier, membership for 2 years to the NSW Council of Social Services, the cost of maintaining a post office box at Maroubra for 2 years and postage.

$500.00

Meets priority needs and encourage effective delivery of community based services.

$500.00

27

Playtime at Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Children

Outdoor Play Area

Funding is requested to install 2 gates with child safe latches to create an outdoor play are for the children.

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.  Equipment to meet safety/accreditation standards is the services core responsibility.

$0.00

28

Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses’ Association Inc.

General

Nursing and Medical Museum

Funding is requested towards the salary costs of employing a qualified archivist to identify and record objects into the Collections Mosaic Plus computer data-base.

$1,000.00

Outside program objectives.

$0.00

29

Randwick City Vision Impaired Group

Disability

Transport

Funding is requested for the provision of specialised transport to pick up and return members who have vision impairment to the group’s monthly support meetings.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage community participation of programs.

$1,000.00

30

Randwick Literary Institute

General

Ultra Violet Shade Sails

Funding is requested to cover the cost of shade-sails and labourers to erect the sails at the rear of the Randwick Literary Institute.  Erection of the sails will allow use of the outdoor area.  The Institute is currently used by a playgroup, seniors group and children’s parties on weekends.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage community participation of programs

$1,000.00

31

Randwick-Botany National Seniors Association

Aged

Bus Excursion

Funding is requested for bus hire and tour guides for 40 seniors to visit the Rouse Hill Estate.

$800.00

Priority social need.

$400.00


 

ATTACHMENT 1 – SUMMARY OF APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM 2007

No

ORGANISATION

CATEGORY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT REQUESTED

COMMENT

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED

32

South Sydney Youth Services

Youth

School Holiday Camps

Funding is requested to purchase camping equipment to hold 2 camping trips over the school holiday period for children aged 7-13 years for 10-12 children per camp.  60 places would be made available annually.  The camps will focus on Aboriginal culture with camping tips, bush trails, fishing and storytelling.

$1,000.00

Meets priority social needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$1,000.00

33

St Martin’s Anglican Church

Aged

Centenary Dinner

Funding is requested towards the official St Martin’s Church Centenary Dinner to be held on Saturday 12 April 2008.  The dinner will bring together past and present congregation members, rectors and the community.

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

34

St Martin’s Anglican Church

General

St Martin’s Church History

Funding is requested towards the publication of a history of St Martin’s Church.  The publication will include facts, events and photos dating back to the early 1900s.

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

35

St Vincent de Paul Society -

South Sydney Regional Council

General

Assistance Program

Funding is requested to purchase bedding including; frames, mattresses, linen, blankets and pillows for Randwick residents on Disability Support Pensions, Centrelink clients, Aged Pensioners and Sole Parents.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$1,000.00

36

St Vincent de Paul Society – Malabar Conference

General

Assistance Program

Funding is requested to purchase Coles’ food vouchers to cater for the growing number of residents in the Malabar, Little Bay, La Perouse, Chifley and Yarra Bay areas requiring assistance with purchasing food items.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$1,000.00

37

St Vincent de Paul Society – Maroubra Junction Conference

General

Assistance Program

Funding is requested for the purchase of second hand refrigerators for residents who are in financial hardship in Randwick.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$1,000.00

38

St Vincent de Paul Society – Matraville Conference

General

Assistance Program

Funding is requested to purchase Woolworths’ and Coles’ food vouchers to cater for the growing number of residents in the Matraville and Hillsdale areas requiring assistance with purchasing food items.

$1,000.00

Funding halved to address needs in Matraville as program is intended for Randwick LGA.

$500.00

39

Sunnyfield

Disability

Office Equipment

Funding is requested for the purchase of a laptop computer.  The computer will be used in the office and to present workshops.

$1,000.00

Received $3,000 CDSE funding August 2007.

$0.00

40

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

CALD

Photographic Exhibition

Funding is requested to hold a photographic exhibition for people from all ages from CALD communities representing ‘Living in Harmony’.  Funding would cover the cost of the exhibition launch, publicity and printing, disposable cameras, film development and mounting photographs.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage community participation.

$600

41

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

CALD

Family Fun Day

Funding is requested to hold a Family Fun Day to celebrate diversity and promote awareness of issues and local services.

$1,000.00

Will be invited to be part of Council’s Harmony Day Event.

$0.00

42

Sydney Multicultural Community Services

CALD

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese and Indonesian communities

Funding is requested to hold forums for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese and Indonesian newly arrived migrants to enable successful settlement in Australia.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage community participation of projects/ program.

$1,000.00

43

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

Welcoming Women Into the Workforce Group

Funding is requested for this group to assist women who are unemployed and planning to return to work.  The group is designed for women who have experienced domestic violence and as a result have may have low self esteem.

$539.99

 

Received $960 CDSE funding August 2007.

$0.00

44

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Children

Promoting Language Development in Children 0-6 years

Funding is requested to hold a 2 day parenting workshop on how children acquire language and the stages of development for 0-6 year olds.  The workshop will cover choosing appropriate books and how to foster and encourage language skills in children.

$666.23

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$667.00

45

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Children

School Readiness workshop/group for parents/carers with children 4-6 years

Funding is requested to hold a 2 day workshop with suggestions on how to improve a child’s literacy, numeracy and social skills in preparation for school.

$769.60

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$770.00

46

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

Self Empowerment Group

Funding is requested for this group who target women who have survived domestic violence.  The group encourages self esteem, setting goals and communication skills. 

$769.60

Received $2,404 CDSE funding August 2007.

$0.00

47

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

General

Harmony Day Event

Funding is requested to hold a Harmony Day event at The Deli to promote harmony, respect and understanding.  The event will include speakers from various cultures, cultural traditions, performances and an international buffet.

$888.56

Will be invited to be part of Council’s Harmony Day Event.

$0.00


 

ATTACHMENT 1 – SUMMARY OF APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM 2007

No

ORGANISATION

CATEGORY

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT REQUESTED

COMMENT

AMOUNT RECOMMENDED

48

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

International Women’s Day Event

Funding is requested to hold an event for International Women’s Day at The Deli.  The event will promote and celebrate women, their cultures and their role in the community.

$888.56

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

49

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Children

Triple P Parenting Program

Funding is requested to run a Triple P Parenting Program over 4 weeks.  The program promotes positive, caring relationships between parents and their children.

$891.04

Received $840 CDSE funding August 2007.

$0.00

50

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Children

Nutrition and Cooking for Kids for parents of children aged 0-6 years

Funding is requested to hold a 2 day workshop for parents to examine the nutritional needs of children aged 0-6 years and how to encourage healthy eating habits and routines.

$901.60

Not a priority social need.  This project could be run in the whole LGA to better meet identified need.

$0.00

52

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

White Ribbon Day Event

Funding is requested to raise the awareness of domestic violence by holding stalls at local shopping centres and in public areas to promote White Ribbon Day.  Each stall will provide access to information in various languages.

$905.88

Funding opportunities are available through the NSW Attorney General Department.

$0.00

53

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

Stop DV Day Event

Funding is requested to hold a Stop DV Day event as part of national DV Day.  The day will include having stalls at major shopping centres and in public areas.

$905.88

Funding opportunities are available through the NSW Attorney General Department.

$0.00

54

The Deli Women & Children’s Centre

Women

Art Therapy Group

Funding is requested to run a 6 week group for women who have experienced trauma and abuse.  Art therapy is an interdisciplinary form of psychotherapy, providing a safe, non-threatening, non-verbal method of exploring issues for abuse survivors.

$1,000.00

 

$0.00

55

The Festivalists Ltd

Aged

International Women’s Day

Funding is requested to hold a film for seniors at the Randwick Ritz Cinema on International Women’s Day in 2008.  The event would include a film premiere, Q & A session with the film’s director or guest speaker and catering.  Admission will be a gold coin donation.

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

56

The Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors

Aged

Coast Centre Fashion Parade

Funding is requested towards the publicity and catering for The Coast Centre Fashion Parade to be held on 27 August 2007.

$400.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

57

The Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors

Aged

Coast Centre Spring Fair

Funding is requested towards the cost of holding the Coast Centre Spring Fair on Monday 22 October 2007.  The fair will include demonstrations of dancing, singing, drama, entertainment and lunch.

$700.00

Facilitate access by whole of community and encourage community participation.

$700.00

58

The Shack Youth Services Inc.

Youth

Jamberoo Action Park

Funding is requested to take 20 young people (mainly from CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds) living in the South Maroubra area Jamberoo Action Park.  This trip will provide a positive recreation and social experience to young people who are financially disadvantaged and offer an opportunity to re-engage young people following the temporary closure of the South Maroubra Outreach Project.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged youths.

$1,000.00

59

Toughlove Randwick Parent Support Group

Children

Resource Library

Funding is requested to purchase resources including books, videos, DVDs and materials on parenting and teenage issues for use by the Randwick Toughlove Group.

 

$1,000.00

Not a priority social need.

$0.00

60

Toughlove Randwick Parent Support Group

Children

Training

Funding is requested to train 4 parents to attend an accredited weekend residential training program and workshop so they can become representatives and trainers for the parent support group program.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage effective delivery of community based services.

$1,000.00

61

Toughlove Randwick Parent Support Group

Children

Promotion of Toughlove

Funding is requested to promote and advertise the Toughlove program in Randwick by advertising in The Beast and Southern Courier and to print flyers for distribution in the local community.

$1,000.00

Council can provide assistance towards printing and distribution of flyers.

$0.00

62

University of NSW Community Development Project on behalf of Namatjira Tenant Group

General

Namatjira Tenants Group

Funding is requested for the printing and costs of a Safety Handbook.  Following the significant increase in crime the Namatjira Neighbourhood Watch Committee it was established.  This committee identified the need for a Safety Handbook for Namatjira and surrounding area.

$1,000.00

Council can provide assistance towards printing cost and assist organisation to access safety information via Government funded websites.

$0.00

63

Waverley Action for Youth Services (WAYS)

Youth

Safe Summer Survival – Randwick

Funding is requested towards the Safe Summer Survival Program which trains and supports young people to deliver sexual health and drug and alcohol information to other young people in Randwick

 

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and encourage effective delivery of community based services.

$1,000.00

64

Windgap Foundation Ltd

Eastlakes

Disability

Sustainable Gardens

Funding is requested to purchase compost starter kits, worm extractors, trough planters and plants to create sustainable and sensory gardens for people with intellectual disabilities in Gale Road and Hannan Streets, Maroubra and Daniel Street in Botany.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and project assist residents living in Randwick.

$1,000.00

65

Windgap Foundation Ltd

Disability

Photography Project

Funding is requested to purchase photographic equipment to conduct a 12 week photography workshop for service users of Windgap.  Photography will be used as a way for participants who have difficulty expressing themselves tell a story about their lives, past and future.  Photos taken during this workshop will be put on community display.

$1,000.00

Meets priority needs and addresses social needs of disadvantaged residents.

$500.00

66

YWCA NSW

Youth

Y-ise Up About Relationships, Communication and Safe Dating

Funding is requested to hold follow-up workshops to build on information and skills from the course run in 2006 for Year 9 students at Randwick Girls High School.

$965.00

Schools have the opportunity to explore these issues with students through the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education which is part of the schools’ syllabus.

$0.00

67

YWCA NSW

Youth

Y-ise Up Program

Funding is requested to work in partnership with the Eastern Suburbs PCYC to deliver 2 x 1.5 hour workshop to Year 9 or 10 students from local high schools.  The program covers topics including communicating assertively, managing anger and resolving conflict.

$965.00

Meets priority needs and facilitate effective delivery of community based services.

$965.00

 

 

 

 

$60,922.01

 

$27,493.00


  

Director, City Planning Report 61/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

CHILDRENS WEEK 2007

 

 

DATE:

29 August, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/07700

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Children’s Week is an annual week-long event from 20 – 26 October 2007. The week aims to promote the talents, skills and abilities of children and provide an opportunity to raise community awareness of rights of children to enjoy childhood.

 

The activities proposed for this year are in partnership with a range of community service providers that will encourage participation of children across Randwick City with a range of targeted activities. The proposed program includes:

 

·            Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) transition to school Bigstart program; 

·            2 parenting workshops titled “ Toddler Taming” and “Tween Times”;

·            Sponsor the Eastern Suburbs Children’s Festival Event;

·            Child Safety talk including childcare and Children’s Week party;

·            Sports BBQ to be held at South Coogee Public School.

·            South Coogee Housing Estate Monthly BBQ Re-launch.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with information on the planned Children’s Week activities.

 

ISSUES:

 

Children’s Week is an opportunity for Council in partnership with community based service providers and other Government departments to provide enjoyable, children focused activities for families with children within the Randwick LGA as well as reinforce Council’s commitment to providing activities which benefit all members of the community.

 

The following is a summary of the proposed activities planned for Children’s Week 2007:

 

Schools as Community Centres Transition To school

The Bigstart transition to school program provides families with children entering kindergarten with a range of activities, information and support which enables a successful and stress free transition. Bigstart 2007 will culminate in a graduation ceremony and celebration for parents and children involved in Bigstart and the community during Children’s Week 2007. 

 


Parenting workshops - 2nd & 4th October

The following two parenting workshops will be held at the Bowen Library: Dealing with Tantrums; and Tween Times. These workshops will be facilitated by Clinical Nurse Specialist Janet Harris from the Sydney Children’s Hospital and will include information booklets and CD-roms.

 

Eastern Suburbs Children’s Festival Event Sunday - 20 October

This event incorporates playgroups across the Eastern Suburbs region and aims to provide a fun event where families and children and socialise, encouraging a stronger sense of community and showcasing benefits to Playgroups.

 

Child Safety Talk and Children’s Week Party - 22 October

Dr Debbie Perkins from South East Sydney and Illawarra Health Services will present an informative talk on Child Safety. Childcare will be provided followed by a Children’s Week party.

 

 Sports BBQ - 24 October

This event will be held on the grounds of South Coogee Public School. Got Game will be engaged to facilitate a range of sporting activities. A BBQ supper will be provided.

 

South Coogee Housing Estate Monthly BBQ Re-launch – 23 October

The South Coogee Family and Young People’s Committee will re-launch the regular monthly BBQs. The event will be held on the South Coogee Housing Estate and will feature sporting activities conducted by Got Game.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The financial impact to Council for the above activities will be approximately $3,100 which has been allocated within the 2007/2008 Community Programs & Partnerships Budget. 

 

There will be no further cost to Council.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 3:    A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 3a:  Strong Partnerships between Council, community groups, and government agencies.

Key Action:    Encourage and seek opportunities to expand appropriate community services.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The proposed program for Children’s Week is an opportunity for children and parents to participate in local community events, gain new skills, be inspired and to showcase their own abilities.

 

The activities will provide continued visibility of Council’s commitment to servicing all people in the community including children and families.

 

The delivery of Children’s Week activities across the City demonstrates Council’s commitment to Community Development and helps to foster positive relationships between Council and the local community.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council endorse the proposed activities planned for Children’s Week 2007 in Randwick City.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

AVRIL JEANS

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICER

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director, City Planning Report 62/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM ON UNDERAGE ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

 

 

DATE:

29 August, 2007

FILE NO:

F2006/00216

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Randwick City Council has been invited by Point Zero Youth Services and WAYS Youth Services to join forces to provide free parent education workshops on alcohol and drug abuse and ‘safe partying’. These workshops will be offered to every High School in Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Local Government Areas to provide education to parents about underage drinking, illegal drug use and other related issues.

 

As parents are the primary role models for children, they play a significant role in the development of a child’s knowledge, attitudes and skills regarding drug use. It is for these reasons that the Parent Education Program has been developed. 

 

The program of workshops will be guided by professionals in the field of education and will focus on:

                         

·            The health risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs

·            The legal implications of using alcohol underage and illegal drugs

·            How to party safely and respectfully

·            The importance of registering your house party with Point Zero/Police

·            The importance of good communication and networking between families,    students and teachers

·            The roles of police and youth workers when dealing with young people who are intoxicated.

 

ISSUES:

 

Under aged drinking has been identified as an issue of concern in Randwick City through the Community Safety Committee, the Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord as well as local schools and local youth services. This has highlighted the need to raise further awareness, increase support and educate parents about the consequences of their child’s actions, should they engage in illegal and health concerning behaviours.

 

Drug and alcohol education has the potential to equip young people with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to make informed decisions regarding alcohol and other drugs. Combined with drug education in the curriculum and a school drug policy, this program of workshops for parents will help to reduce drug and alcohol use problems.  

 

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:    A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:  The Safety of our community is paramount and is acknowledged and supported through proactive policies, programmes and strategies.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

There will be no financial impact to council as all.  Costs associated with the Randwick program will be covered by the Randwick Community Drug Action Team (CDAT).

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Drug and alcohol education for parents is a vital component of community safety. Young adults, informed about the dangers of drug and alcohol use are less likely to engage in these activities and less likely to become involved in risky and anti-social behaviours. The Randwick Local Government community will benefit from the introduction of the Parent Education Workshop Program by the reduction of violence, anti-social behaviours and health risks related to underage drinking and drug use.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

a)     the invitation to participate in the program be accepted; and

 

b)     all advertising and correspondence associated with the program is to acknowledge Councils contribution to the project.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

………………………………

………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

AVRIL JEANS

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICER

 

 

 


Director, City Planning Report 63/2007

 

 

 

SUBJECT:

REMOVAL OF SAFETY HOUSE SIGNS FROM SCHOOLS

 

 

DATE:

29 August, 2007

FILE NO:

F2006/00216

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

In January this year, the NSW State Government and NSW Police announced the establishment of a series of community Safety Precinct Committees aimed at reducing crime and fear of crime throughout NSW. 

 

Each school precinct will have its own child safety sub-committee to replace the outdated “Safety House Program.”  Each Committee will examine areas specific to child safety including road safety, bullying and harassment, internet and chat room safety and identification of safe adults and safe places in the community.

 

The aims of this program is to identify what can best be done to protect children within their homes, when they are walking to and from school and when they are lost or frightened.

 

Council was contacted as a courtesy to assist the NSW State Government and NSW Police in ensuring the City does not have any of the ‘old yellow house signs’ remaining after the directive was given to schools in the Randwick LGA.

 

ISSUES:

 

Due to this new strategy replacing the Safety House program, it is imperative that all large signs with the ‘yellow house’ on it be removed from public roads, footpaths and schools. 

 

Council has twice written to all schools reminding them of the removal of the yellow signs as requested by NSW Police. Council’s Public Place Officers have been asked to monitor the LGA to ensure the signs have been removed.

 

CITY PLAN ACTIONS:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 3:    A Vibrant and Diverse Community.

Direction 3e:  Strong partnerships between Council, community groups, and government agencies.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no financial impact on Council.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Council has written to all schools and will continue to monitor the LGA through Council’s Public Place Officers.  There has been no report to date of the old signs remaining.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

SHANE LOWE

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Director, City Planning Report 64/2007

 

 

 

SUBJECT:

PRINTING OF LA PA NEWS

 

 

DATE:

29 August, 2007

FILE NO:

F2006/00218

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

In April 2007, Council received a request from Ms Gail Cooke, Editor of La Pa news for assistance in printing their bi-monthly newspaper. The Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation sees this as a partnership and would regularly support Council initiatives via the La Pa news. The request is for Council to print 300 black and white copies of the bi-monthly newspaper specifically for distribution to residents at La Perouse and surrounds.

 

ISSUES:

 

Council has previously supported the formatting, design and printing of the La Pa news and since its inception 2 years ago has received monthly copies and provided editorial input. Council Officers view La Pa news as a primary method of communication between La Perouse service providers, Government Departments, residents and Council.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO THE CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:    A Vibrant and Diverse Community.

Direction 2a:  Maintain a current understanding of our community needs.

Direction 2b:  Strong Partnerships between Council, community groups and government agencies.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

Should Council agree with the recommendations, the financial commitment to Council for the period 2007/08 will be approximately $1,000. This amount can be provided from Council’s Community Development budget.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Providing support to this important community project will continue to foster good working relationships with the La Perouse community and with our current reciprocal partnerships.

 


RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council:

 

a)     Approve $1,000 from the Community Development Budget to cover the cost of printing the La Pa news for the 2007/08 financial year; and

 

b)     All printing of the La Pa News in the 2007/2008 financial year acknowledges Council’s contribution.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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………………………………

SIMA TRUUVERT

SHANE LOWE

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS