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6th November, 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,

13TH NOVEMBER, 2007 AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

Committee Members:             The Mayor, B. Notley-Smith, 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 COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 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 98/2007 - 2008 HOSTING OF THE PAULINE MCLEOD RECONCILIATION AWARDS.

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6.2                      

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 99/2007 - YOUNG AT HEART 3 - SENIORS FILM FESTIVAL.

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7           Library

 

7.1                      

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 77/2007 - RANDWICK CITY LIBRARY - CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS.

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8           Confidential Items (Closed Session)

 

9           Notices of Rescission Motions

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director, City Planning Report 98/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

2008 HOSTING OF THE PAULINE McLEOD RECONCILIATION AWARDS

 

 

DATE:

30 October, 2007

FILE NO:

F2006/00216

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Randwick City Council, together with Woollahra, Waverley, Botany, Leichhardt and Sydney City has supported the Eastern Region Local Government Torres Strait Islander Forum for the past 8 years. One of the major projects organised by the forum and its coordinator, is to stage the annual Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards student art competition, exhibition and awards presentation night.

 

The forum had requested that Randwick City Council host the 2008 Awards presentation night in May 2008.

 

ISSUES:

 

The Award aims to recognise people whose actions have promoted reconciliation and improved the quality of life for people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background in Randwick City and the areas covered by the participation Councils.

 

The Pauline McLeod Awards are managed by the Forum Coordinator and supported by a working group consisting of members from each participating Council. The host Council is expected to provide a venue, event direction and support and Council officers to assist on the evening of the awards.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:    A Vibrant and Diverse Community.

Direction 2c:  Strong partnerships between Council, community groups and government agencies.

Direction 2e:  Strong partnerships between Council, community groups, and government agencies.

Direction 2f:   Our cultural diversity is appreciated and respected.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

Should Council agree to this request, the cost to Council would be the cost of using the Town Hall, professional support from council officers and an equal contribution to the event from all participating Councils. Approximately $800 is expected from Randwick to cover costs incurred for the staging of the event and this amount has been approved in the Community Programs and Partnerships budget for 2008.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The hosting of the Pauline McLeod Awards will be included in Randwick City Councils Reconciliation Week activities and will highlight the outstanding achievement of people who have worked tirelessly towards reconciliation in the Eastern Suburbs.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council agree to host the 2008 Pauline McLeod Reconciliation Awards ceremony.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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SIMA TRUUVERT

SHANE LOWE

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COORDINATOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director, City Planning Report 99/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

YOUNG AT HEART 3 - SENIORS FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

DATE:

30 October, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/07689

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING   

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Following the successful Sydney Seniors Film Festival which was held during Seniors Week 2007, The Festivalists have written to Council seeking sponsorship and support for Young at Heart 2008.  Due to an overwhelming response, the proposed program of events, screenings and activities will once again be held at the Randwick Ritz Cinema from 6–13 April 2008.

 

The 3rd edition of “The Young at Heart Film Festival,” is presented by The Festivalists, a Sydney-based, “not-for-profit” organisation dedicated to presenting work that enriches cultural diversity and experience for all audiences.  For the third year running, the event will be supported and co-presented by The Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC).  The Film Festival offers 8 days of screenings, documentaries, events, panel discussions, short film awards and parties for Seniors, their families and friends.

 

The theme for NSW Seniors Week 2008 will again be “LIVE LIFE!”, 2008 also marks 50 years of Senior Week celebrations. The activities, events and opportunities offered at the Young at Heart Film Festival reflect the LIVE LIFE theme, through the promotion of social interaction, active lifestyle and community participation.  The Festival also provides an opportunity for Seniors to connect with others in the local community.

 

The Festival is the only NSW film cultural event dedicated exclusively to Seniors.  In 2007 Young at Heart attracted over 1800 admissions to its 19 screenings by providing an excellent program and range of activities at affordable prices.  It is anticipated that the popularity of The Festival will continue to grow as a main goal of the Sydney Seniors Film Festival is to ensure that scheduling, access and pricing allow people of all economic backgrounds and physical abilities to take part in the event.

 

The proposed activities and workshops also provide a real opportunity for residents of the Randwick to take part in an event at their doorstep without the inconvenience of travelling far and being in a familiar environment.  The Festival aims to target Seniors of all backgrounds living in and around the local government area and promote values that are aligned with the City such as inclusivity, cultural diversity and creativity. 

 

The Festival and its associated events and activities have been supported and organised in consultation with Council’s Older Persons Reference Group.

 

ISSUES:

 

A main goal of the Festival is to dissolve generation barriers and achieve community integration by:

 

·                Ensuring the program reflects the variety of cultures, lifestyles, languages and traditions of the incredibly diverse senior’s population of the Metropolitan Sydney Area.

 

·                Providing an affordable event together with free workshops which aim to teach Seniors in the Community valuable skills in a fun and informal environment.  Seniors will have learning opportunities to develop new skills in the following areas: Creative Writing, Camera and Acting.  The Festival’s volunteer program also provides individualised support to Seniors of Randwick City and the Sydney Metropolitan area to extend their interest and knowledge of the film industry.

 

In addition to Council’s support, confirmed sponsors for Young at Heart 2008 include The Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC), leading Investment and Banking Provider ABN AMRO, Audio Clinic and Air Caledonie Internationale. The Ritz Cinema is once again the official venue partner and has great support from institutions such as NSW Film and Television Office.  Evaluations of the 2nd edition of the Seniors Film Festival identified more than 50% of the attendees were residents of Randwick City (including the following suburbs:  Coogee, Clovelly, Randwick, Maroubra, Matraville, Malabar, Chifley and La Perouse.

 

By sponsoring Young at Heart 2008, Randwick City Council and its residents will benefit from the success of the film festival and ensure that the event remains in Randwick.

 

The Festivalists also aim to work with the Randwick Tourism Committee to ensure that all opportunities to promote Randwick through the festival are seized intelligently.  It is important to note, to ensure this occurs The Festivalists will be working in partnership where possible with community groups and residents of Randwick, promoting community participation and a sense that the Young at Heart Festival truly belongs to Randwick.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO 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’s needs.

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

Key Actions:   Celebrate the range of cultures and people within Randwick City.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

Should Council agree to the recommendations in this report, the financial cost to Council will be $8,000 inclusive of in kind support including waiving venue hire costs, assisting with printing, advertising and marketing (including flyers, catalogue distribution) and other mail outs. The sum of $5,000 is available in the current Community Programs & Partnerships’ budget and a further $3,000 is requested via the 2007/08 Contingency Fund. 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The Film Festival will provide a great opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the positive contribution and talents of older people living in Randwick City.  The proposed Festival will also provide continued visibility of Council’s commitment to servicing and supporting all members of the community and will especially highlight the needs, achievements and capabilities of older people in Randwick City.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That:

 

a)     Council note and endorse the proposed Young at Heart Film Festival, planned as part of Seniors Week 2008;

 

b)     Council agree to fund the amount of $8,000 (inclusive of in-kind support) toward the Young at Heart Film Festival.  The sum of $5,000 being available in the current Community Programs & Partnerships’ budget and a further $3,000 via the 2007/08 Contingency Fund;

 

c)     All publicity relating to the Young at Heart Film Festival acknowledge Council’s contribution by displaying the Council Logo and promoting Council’s contribution as a Community Partner.  Council will also receive acknowledgement in all major speeches an introductions; and

 

d)     The Mayor or his representatives shall be given the opportunity at Opening or Closing Night Galas to address the Young at Heart Festival, on the behalf of Council.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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SIMA TRUUVERT

FRIDA KITAS

DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING

COMMUNITY PROJECT OFFICER AGED & DISABILITY SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Director, City Services' Report 77/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

RANDWICK CITY LIBRARY - CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

 

 

DATE:

1 November, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/08384

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES   

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Randwick City Library Service opens between Christmas and New Year, but there is little activity after 5pm during this period. The Library proposes a variation to normal opening hours in line with the usage of the libraries during this holiday period.

 

ISSUES:

Randwick City Library Service’s Bowen Library normally closes at 9pm between Christmas and New Year and at 5pm on 31 December each year. However, usage is minimal after 5pm during this period and it is proposed to close at 5pm during this period at all libraries.

 

Proposed library hours are as follows:

 

BOWEN

Monday 24 December                    9.30am – 12pm (in line with Council hours)

Tuesday 25 December                   PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Wednesday 26 December               PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Thursday 27 December                  10am – 5pm

Friday 28 December                      10am – 5pm

Saturday 29 December                  9.30am – 4pm

Sunday 30 December          12.00pm – 4pm

Monday 31 December          10am – 5pm

 

MALABAR COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Monday 24 December                    CLOSED (Normally 3.00pm – 7pm)

Tuesday 25 December                   PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Wednesday 26 December               PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Thursday                                    9.30am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm

Friday                                        CLOSED

Sat                                           9.30am – 12noon

 

RANDWICK BRANCH LIBRARY

Monday 24 December                    9.30am- 12noon

Tuesday 25 December                   PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Weds 26 December                       PUBLIC HOLIDAY - CLOSED

Thursday 27 December                  9.30am – 5pm

Friday 28 December                      9.30am – 5pm

Saturday 29 December                  9.30am – 12noon

Sunday 30 December          CLOSED

Monday 31 December          9.30am – 5pm

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:   Excellence in recreation and lifestyle opportunities

Direction:   Library programmes, resources and facilities provide innovative and inspirational opportunities for education and leisure

Key Actions: Our libraries will continue to be central to community involvement and interaction.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Randwick City Library Service is open between Christmas and New Year and the proposed opening hours are in line with community needs and expectations.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council approve the proposed Christmas Opening Hours for Randwick City Library Service

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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JORDE FRANGOPLES

BARBARA TODES

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

MANGER LIBRARY SERVICES