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INCORPORATED

AS A MUNICIPALITY

22 FEBRUARY 1859

PROCLAIMED AS

A CITY JULY 1990

 

 

6th November, 2007

 

 

WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A WORKS 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 6:00 P.M.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor, Cr B. Notley-Smith, Crs Andrews, Belleli (Deputy Chairperson), Hughes (Chairperson), Matson, Seng, Tracey & White.

 

Quorum:                           Five (5) members.

 

NOTE: AT THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2004, THE COUNCIL RESOLVED THAT THE WORKS 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 WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2007.

 

3           Declaration of Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

4           Addressing to Committee by Members of the Public

 

5           Urgent Business

 

6           Works

 

6.1                      

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 78/2007 - TRANSPORT RELATED PROJECTS.

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6.2                      

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 79/2007 - WITHDRAWAL OF SFX BEACH FOOTY EVENT - DECEMBER 2007.

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6.3                      

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES' REPORT 80/2007 - 27 STANLEY STREET, RANDWICK - VEGETABLE GARDEN ON PUBLIC LAND.

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7           Confidential Items (Closed Session)

 

8           Notices of Rescission Motions

 

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GENERAL MANAGER


 

Director, City Services' Report 78/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

TRANSPORT RELATED PROJECTS.

 

 

DATE:

2 November, 2007

FILE NO:

F2005/00767

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

Council has a list of some $1.9M of traffic & transport related projects requiring installation.  In line with previously adopted methodology this report details recommendations relating to traffic projects which did not attract the Roads and Traffic Authority’s funding in the 2007/2008 Capital Works Program. 

 

ISSUES:

 

Traffic Committee Recommended Projects

Each year, through the Traffic Committee process, Council endorses a number of traffic and transport related projects requiring implementation.  These projects range in size from small kerb nibs through to major intersection realignments or roundabouts etc.

 

Council’s Integrated Transport Unit annually examines the endorsed projects and assesses each project on the basis of:

 

·         Safety

·         Residential Amenity

·         Public Transport Benefits

·         Through Traffic Mitigation

·         Pedestrian Amenity

·         Cyclist Amenity, and

·         Equity.

 

This results in the Transport Project Ranking List which is used as a guide for the setting of priorities for expenditure on traffic and transport related projects.  This assessment is reviewed annually; taking into account newly listed projects and any situational changes.

 

RTA Funded Projects

The following Items were reported to Council through the 2007/2008 Budget process for the RTA’s road safety and local amenity related projects:

 


Project No.

PROGRAM NAME

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Council General Revenue

 $

RTA Funds

$

 

S94 Funds

$

TOTAL COST

$

10180

National Black Spot Program

Roundabout – Barker and Kennedy Streets, Kingsford

0

100,000

0

100,000

Raised Threshold at Crossing – Carrington Road and Bream Street, Coogee

0

70,000

0

70,000

Roundabout – Arden and Dudley Streets, Coogee

0

100,000

0

100,000

Roundabout – Carrington, Howard, Dudley, Carr Streets intersection

0

200,000

0

200,000

Kerb Extensions – Beauchamp Road and Perry Street, Matraville

0

35,000

0

35,000

Kerb Extensions and Lane Closure – Anzac Parade and Franklin Street, Malabar

0

45,000

0

45,000

Kerb Extensions – Maroubra Road and Hannan Street, Maroubra

0

45,000

0

45,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Fitzgerald Avenue and Malabar Road, Maroubra

0

20,000

0

20,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Coogee Bay Road and Carrington Road, Coogee

0

50,000

0

50,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Carrington Road and Clovelly Road, Randwick

0

35,000

0

35,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Darley Road at Avoca Street, Randwick

0

50,000

0

50,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Todman Avenue and Kensington Road, Kensington

0

40,000

0

40,000

Anti-skid resurfacing – Botany Street and High Street, Randwick

0

35,000

0

35,000

10183

Local Amenity

Randwick Bicycle Plan Works – Stage 3

0

95,000

95,000

190,000

Raised Threshold at Crossing Carrington Road and Bream Street, Coogee

0

32,500

32,500

65,000

Kerb Nibs Botany Street at Arthur Street, Randwick

0

32,500

32,500

65,000

 

Of the listed National Blackspot Program submissions, the “Barker Street / Kennedy Street Roundabout” was the only project which the RTA agreed to fund.   Also, of the 

Local Amenity submissions, “Stage Three of the Bike Plan” was the only project agreed to be co-funded by the RTA.

 

It is therefore proposed that Council’s budget amount for the unsuccessful projects within the RTA’s Local Amenity program ($65,000) be re-allocated to the following projects, in accordance with the Transport Project Ranking List:

 

No.

Project Description

Cost

1.

Location:

Cook Street at Frances Street

$15,000

Facility:

Pedestrian Treatment and Crossing

Origin:

School representatives

2.

Location:

Torrington Road at Malabar Road, South Coogee

$10,000

Facility:

Kerb Nib / Island to assist bus manoeuvres

Origin:

Sydney Buses

3.

Location:

Dudley Street / Coogee Bay Road,

$40,000

Facility:

Traffic Island / Footpath  to provide a pedestrian passage

Origin:

Residents’ request

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:            Integrated and Accessible Transport.

 

Direction 9a:          A network of safe and convenient walking paths and cycle ways linking major land uses and recreation opportunities.

 

Direction 9d:          Residential amenity is protected by appropriate traffic management.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter as these funds have already been allocated for transport/traffic projects for the 2007/2008 year.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

As allocations for the funding of RTA co-funded Local Amenity projects had already been made it is considered that these funds be re-allocated according to the previously agreed process.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That Council reallocate the sum of $65,000, included in Council’s 2006/2007 Capital Works Program Budget, for projects which did not receive Roads and Traffic Authority funding in 2007/2008, to the projects as listed within this report.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

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JORDE FRANGOPLES

TONY LEHMANN

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

MANAGER, INTEGRATED TRANSPORT


 

Director, City Services' Report 79/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

WITHDRAWAL OF SFX BEACH FOOTY EVENT - DECEMBER 2007

 

 

DATE:

1 November, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/08302

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES  

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

In the ordinary Council Meeting of the 28th August, 2007, Council gave its in principle approval for the holding of the second SFX Beach Footy.  The event was to be held at Maroubra Beach on December 15 & 16, 2007.

 

ISSUES:

 

In correspondence received on the 1st November, 2007, Ivana Collura, Commercial Manager for SFX Sports Group (Aust) Pty Limited advised as follows:

 

I am writing to inform you that due to factors beyond our control, we will be holding Beach Footy every two years as opposed to annually. As you are aware from last year, it is a huge event to organize and one that requires not only a strong portfolio of sponsors but significant funding. Both sponsors and funding has proved extremely difficult with many companies pulling back on sponsorship investments. So after numerous discussions with key stakeholders, we have decided to hold the event biannually obviously with the intention of eventually making it an annual event.

 

The proposed dates for the 2008 event are December 13 and 14, so I will be in touch in the New Year to discuss the event for 2008 being at Maroubra Beach again.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support – we are looking forward to making the 2008 event bigger and better.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5: Excellence in recreation and lifestyle opportunities.

Direction 5b: A range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities.

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

The withdrawal of this event from the 2007 events calendar will reduce the number of major events being held at Maroubra Beach in the 2007-08 summer season.  Should the event organisers consider holding this event in late 2008 as proposed, a new application and report will be submitted for Council’s consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That the report be noted.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

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………………………………

JORDE FRANGOPLES

JOHN CALVANI

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

PARKS AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Director, City Services' Report 80/2007

 

 

SUBJECT:

27 STANLEY STREET, RANDWICK - VEGETABLE GARDEN ON PUBLIC LAND.  

 

 

DATE:

1 November, 2007

FILE NO:

F2004/08354  

 

 

 

REPORT BY:            DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES    

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

For a considerable number of years a structure has occupied public land adjacent to the front boundary of the property at 27 Stanley Street, Randwick.  The structure is approximately 3m square and stands approximately 600mm.  The elderly resident has filled the structure with soil and uses the area to grow seasonal vegetables.  It would appear the vegetables are grown for ‘not for profit’ reasons only.  The tendering and growing of vegetables in this plot provide an important past time, interest and cultural link for the resident.

 

Council considered a report concerning this matter at its Works Committee meeting held on 6 December 2005 and resolved the following:

 

a)    as the structure is not considered to be a safety risk, the resident
be advised that he must enter into an agreement with Council for lease
of the land at a "peppercorn rent”; and

 

b)    any offer of a lease be conditional upon the leaseholder removing the
present haphazard retaining wall system and replacing with an
appropriate retaining wall to the satisfaction of the Director City
Services.

 

ISSUES:

 

The resident of 27 Stanley Street is quite elderly and has made some modifications to the retaining wall.  The modifications have been inspected and found to be satisfactory.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CITY PLAN:

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:               A vibrant and diverse community.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT:

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter as the offer for the agreement with Council is on a "peppercorn rent” basis.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

It is noted that the structure is erected in an area which is subject to good overhead street lighting.  The occupied area does not impede pedestrian access nor is it considered that the structure would present a physical hazard to pedestrians.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

That, as the structure is not considered to be a safety risk, the resident be advised that the owner enter into an agreement with Council for lease of the land at a

“peppercorn rent”.

 

ATTACHMENT/S:

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

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………………………………

JORDE FRANGOPLES

JOHN CALVANI

DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES

PARKS AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATOR