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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2007 AT 5:32 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

His Worship, the Mayor, Cr B. Notley-Smith (East Ward)

 

North Ward                                 -        Crs M Woodsmith & P. Tracey

 

East Ward                                  -        Cr M .Matson (Chairperson)

 

West Ward                                 -        Cr B. Hughes

 

 

OFFICERS PRESENT:

 

General Manager                                                                Ms. 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.

Media Officer                                                                     Ms. A. Power.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Cr Procopiadis.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES/GRANTING OF LEAVE OF ABSENCES.

 

Apologies were received from Crs Nash and White.

 

RESOLVED:  (Notley-Smith/Hughes) that the apologies from Cr Nash and White for non-attendance at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 9th October, 2007 be received & accepted.

 

2.         DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

3.         ADDRESSING OF COMMITTEE BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

4.         URGENT BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

5.         ENVIRONMENT.

 

5.1      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 80/2007.  (F2004/8350)

 

E1          RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/Hughes) that:

 

a)     the report be received and noted; and

 

b)     a progress report be provided on the proposed LGETS scheme in November 2007 and February 2008 ahead of the 1st March commencement date.

 

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

 

5.2      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 81/2007 – CITIES FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION MILESTONE 4 ACHIEVEMENT.  (F2005/00324)

 

E2          RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/Woodsmith) that:

 

a)             it be noted that the 2007 Measures Report fulfils the requirement of Milestone 4 of the Cities for Climate Protection Program; and

b)             the engagement of Omega Environmental, to assist Council in the re inventory requirements of Milestone 5, be endorsed.

 

MOTION: (Tracey/Woodsmith) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.3      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 82/2007 – ENERGY CONSERVATION UPDATE – HOME ENERGY MAKEOVER. (F2004/08350)

 

E3          RESOLUTION:  (Mayor, Cr. B. Notley-Smith/Tracey) that:

 

a)             the success of Randwick’s Home Energy Makeover be noted; and

 

b)             a report be provided to Council seeking approval to continue the Home Energy Makeover in a limited capacity past December 2007 by providing up to $80,000.00 for Home Energy Rebates for the 2008 calendar year.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr. B. Notley-Smith/Tracey) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

5.4      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 83/2007 – PROGRESSING RANDWICK’S SUSTAINING OUR CITY INITIATIVE. (F2004/08350)

 

E4          RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Hughes) that the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

5.5      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 84/2007 – COUNCIL’S CONSIDERATION TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL. (F2004/08350)

 

E5          RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Hughes) that:

 

a)             the report be received and noted; and

 

b)             a summary of the consultant’s report with issues and implications for Council consideration on going carbon neutral be presented to the Environment Committee in November.

 

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

 

6.         CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS.

 

Nil.

 

7.       NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON