MINUTES OF Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 11 March 2008 AT 6:04 p.m.




The Mayor, Councillor B Notley-Smith (East Ward) (in the Chair)


South Ward                                          - Councillors R Belleli (Deputy Chairperson) & A White


East Ward                                            -  Councillor M Matson


Central Ward                                        -  Councillor T Seng


North Ward                                           -  Councillor P Tracey


Officers present:


General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Manager Development Assessment                     Mr K Kyriacou

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr G Banting

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Manager Communications                                  Ms D Brien


In attendance:


Councillors Kenny, Procopiadis and Woodsmith.


Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences



An apology was received from Cr Andrews.


RESOLVED: (Tracey/Belleli) that the apology received from Cr Andrews be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.


Leave of Absence


Leave of absence had previously been granted to Cr Hughes. See Minute No. CS1/08.


Confirmation of the Minutes



Confirmation Of The Minutes Of The Works Committee Meeting Held On Tuesday 12 February 2008


RESOLUTION: (Matson/ Belleli): that the Minutes of the Works Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 12 February 2008 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests





Address of Council by Members of the Public




Urgent Business




Works Reports



W4/08       Works Report - Request to Re-name the Reserve known as Barwon Park, Matraville (F2005/00218)

(Note: A rescission motion on this item was submitted to the General Manager in  accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.)


RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Matson) that:

a)     the name
James Matra Park be recommended to the Geographical Names         Board for consideration;


b)     subject to acceptance by the Geographical Names Board appropriate signage be installed to reflect this change; and


c)    all parties be thanked for their valued comments and input.




AMENDMENT: (White/Tracey) that this matter be deferred to the next ordinary council meeting to allow consideration and input from all councilors. LOST.



W5/08       Works Report - Removal of Ficus 'Hillii' outside 22 Day Avenue, Kensington (F2004/07359)


RESOLUTION: (Matson/Belleli) that the Ficus ‘Hillii’  (Hill’s Weeping fig) street tree growing on the nature strip outside 22 Day Avenue, Kensington, be retained but monitored in case more significant damage occurs in the future which may then warrant its removal.




Notices of Rescission Motions


A rescission motion on Item W4/08 was submitted to the General Manager in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the next available Council meeting.


The meeting closed at 6.20 pm.


The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 8 April 2008.