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

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 2007 AT 5:34 P.M.

 

 

PRESENT:

 

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

 

South Ward                                -        Cr A. White

 

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.

Manager, Sustainability                                                        Mr. P. Maganov.

Media Officer                                                                     Ms. A. Power.

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

 

Crs Andrews, Belleli and Procopiadis.

 

 

1.         APOLOGIES/GRANTING OF LEAVE OF ABSENCES.

 

An apology was received from Cr Nash.

 

RESOLVED:  (Hughes/Mayor, Cr. B. Notley-Smith) that the apology from Cr Nash for non-attendance at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 13th November, 2007 be received & accepted.

 

2.         CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES.

 

E6          RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/Tracey) that the Minutes of the Meeting of the Environment Committee held on Tuesday, 9th October, 2007 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting, subject to Cr Belleli being recorded as being in attendance.

 

3.         DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY & NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

 

Nil.

 

4.         ADDRESSING OF COMMITTEE BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

 

Nil.

 

5.         URGENT BUSINESS.

 

Nil.

 

 

6.         ENVIRONMENT.

 

6.1      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 92/2007 - 3 COUNCIL ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT PROJECT – UPDATE. (F2006/00180)

 

E7          RESOLUTION:  (Hughes/Mayor, Cr. B. Notley-Smith) that:

 

a)     the report be received and noted; and

b)     the General Manager sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Waverley and Woollahra Councils on behalf of Randwick Council.

 

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

 

6.2      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 93/2007 – SUSTAINABLE DEMONSTRATION HOUSE – UPDATE.  (F2004/08350)

 

E8          RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/Woodsmith) that the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

6.3      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 94/2007 – INVITING COUNCILLORS AND STAFF TO PARTICIPATE IN RANDWICK'S HOME ENERGY MAKEOVER PRIOR TO ITS COMPLETION IN DECEMBER 2007. (F2004/08350)

 

E9          RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Tracey) that:

 

a)       Councillors be invited to take the Home Energy Pledge if they haven’t already; and

 

b)       Council staff who are residents be invited to participate in the Home Energy Makeover as above.

 

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

 

6.4      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 95/2007 – IMPLICATIONS FOR RANDWICK COUNCIL'S PROPOSAL TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL. (F2004/08350)

 

E10        RESOLUTION:  (Woodsmith/Hughes) that:

 

a)     Council notes the completion of the consultants report on the implications of Randwick’s proposal to go carbon neutral;

 

b)     a working group, consisting of all the members of the Environment Committee and selected Council staff, be convened for the purposes of working through the applicable consultants recommendations and implementing outcomes where cost effective for the reduction of Council’s greenhouse gas emissions; and

 

c)     consideration be given to focus the extension of the Environmental Levy project beyond 2009 for the funding of the initiative to go carbon neutral.

 

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

 

6.5    DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 96/2007 – SIGNING OF MAYORAL AGREEMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE.  (F2004/08350)

 

E11        RESOLUTION:  (Mayor, Cr. B. Notley-Smith/White) that Council sign on to:

 

a)     the LGSA’s NSW Mayor’s Agreement on Climate Change; and

 

b)     ICLEI’s Australasian Mayor’s Council for Climate Protection.

 

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

 

6.6      DIRECTOR, CITY PLANNING REPORT 97/2007 - SUSTAINING OUR CITY REVIEW PROCESS.  (F2004/08350)

 

E12        RESOLUTION:  (Tracey/Woodsmith) that:

 

a)     the report be received and noted; and

 

b)     outcomes from the Sustaining our City Program review process to be used to extend the continuation of the Environment Levy.

 

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

 

E13        RESOLUTION (FURTHER): (Woodsmith/Hughes) that the General Manager bring a report back to the next Committee on the possibility of all future meetings of the Environment Committee being scheduled to commence at 6.00 pm.

 

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

 

7.         CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS.

 

Nil.

 

8.       NOTICE OF RESCISSION MOTIONS.

 

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 5.45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON