Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 13 May 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee

13 May 2008

 

 

 

 

6 May 2008

 

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, 13 May 2008 at 6:00pm.

 

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

 

Quorum:                           Five (5) members.

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Works Committee Meeting - 8 April 2008

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W9/08       Access to Yarra Reserve (Bottom Oval) by La Perouse United Junior Rugby League Football Club

W10/08     State Government Department of Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Grants 2007/08    

 

Closed Session

 

Nil

 

Notices of Rescission Motions

 

Nil

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee

13 May 2008

 

 

 

Works Report No. W9/08

 

 

Subject:                  Access to Yarra Reserve (Bottom Oval) by La Perouse United Junior Rugby League Football Club

Folder No:                   F2004/06051

Author:                   Mark Shaw, Manager Technical Services     

 

 

Introduction

 

Yarra Recreation Reserve was officially re-opened on Sunday 27 April 2008 by the Mayor, Councillor Notley-Smith.  The recent total upgrade of the playing field and associated facilities has provided the local community with a tremendous recreation facility.  As part of the remediation works at the reserve, the lower ground (corner of Baragoola and Kooringai Avenues) was also levelled, returfed and converted into a playing field.  This has created an opportunity to extend the use of the ground.

 

Issues

 

Owing to the success of the recent works at Yarra Recreation Reserve, the La Perouse United Junior Rugby League Football Club has written to Council advising that it received significant interest from the local community such that it is able to include an additional five junior teams in this year’s competition.  With this in mind, the Club is seeking permission to use the lower field for mini and mod league in order to reduce impacts on the new main top field.  For this to occur, the field would need to be marked accordingly with the costs being estimated to be $581.40.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

Direction 6b:      Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

Key Action:       Assets are managed strategically to deliver intergenerational equity and to meet Council’s obligation as the custodian of our community’s assets.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Approval to mark the lower field at Yarra Recreation Reserve to enable it to be used for mini and mod league would incur an additional cost to Council of $581.40 which could be funded from existing maintenance budgets.

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the lower field at Yarra Recreation Reserve by La Perouse United Junior Rugby League Football Club will reduce pressure and wear and tear on the newly completed upper field.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approve use of the lower field at Yarra Recreation Reserve by La Perouse United Junior Rugby League Football Club and that it advise the club that Council will fund the line marking to enable use of the fields for mini and mod league.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Letter from La Perouse United JRLFC

 

 

 

 

 


Letter from La Perouse United JRLFC

Attachment 1

 

 

 


Works Committee

13 May 2008

 

 

 

Works Report No. W10/08

 

 

Subject:                  State Government Department of Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Grants 2007/08

Folder No:                   F2004/06618

Author:                   Mark Shaw, Manager Technical Services     

 

Introduction

 

In 2007 Council applied for two grants totalling $34,000 to the Department of Sport & Recreation under its Capital Assistance Grants program.  The applications were for floodlighting at Heffron Park and for improvements to the cricket practice nets at Kensington Oval.

 

Issues

 

The Department of Sport & recreation Capital Assistance Grants are designed to assist local organisations and Councils to fund recreation facility improvements for the community.  The grants work on a minimum arrangement of a dollar for dollar basis.

 

By letter received late February, the Department wrote to Council advising that the Minister for Sport & Recreation, the Hon Graham West, MP, had approved both of Council’s applications.  The approved grants were for $30,000 for floodlighting at Heffron Park and $4,000 for improvements to the run up area and nets at Kensington Oval.

 

Council is now required to formally accept the grants and associated conditions.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:           A Liveable City.

Direction 6b:        Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

Key Action:            Assets are managed strategically to deliver intergenerational equity and to meet Council’s obligation as the custodian of our community’s assets.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The acceptance of the $34,000 in grant funding will assist Council in offsetting its own expenditure for the provision of these facilities.

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the grant funding will assist Council in providing improved and new sporting facilities for the community.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council formally accept the 2007/08 Capital Assistance Grants from the Department of Sport & Recreation.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil