Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 14 April 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

14 April 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 April 2009

 

 

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, 14 April 2009 at 6:00pm.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor, B Notley-Smith, Andrews (Chairperson), Belleli (Deputy Chairperson), Bowen, Hughes, Matson, Matthews, Nash, Procopiadis, Seng, Smith, Stevenson, Tracey, White & Woodsmith

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) 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 - 10 March 2009

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

 

Urgent Business

 

Works Reports

W7/09       Naming of the nature strip on the western side of Garnet Street, South Coogee

W8/09       Streetscape and civic improvements program for Endeavour Avenue, La Perouse & Mitchell Street, Chifley (at the shops)

W9/09       Local Government filming protocol

W10/09     RTA delegation to Councils for the regulation of traffic    

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

Closed Session

Nil 

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee

14 April 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W7/09

 

 

Subject:                  Naming of the nature strip on the western side of Garnet Street, South Coogee

Folder No:                   F2004/06876

Author:                   Mark Shaw, Manager Technical Services     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a request from a resident of South Coogee to have the western verge of Garnet Street included in council’s pocket park programme and formally designated Commemorative Reserve Park.

 

Issues

 

Council has received a request from a resident of South Coogee to “… have the western verge (approx 7m width) of Garnet Street included in council’s pocket park programme and formally designated “Commemorative Reserve Park…”  The resident feels this is appropriate for the following reasons:

 

·                The dry stone wall is unique in Randwick City and dates from C1882.

·                The grove of Canary Island palms were planted to commemorate the death of Viscount Garnet Wolseley in C1915.

·                The naming significance of the local streets; Garnet, Cairo, Wolseley and Alexandria.

·                The symbolism of the palms leading from Garnet to Cairo Street and then to Alexandria Parade recognising Wolseley’s status as “the hero of the Nile”.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 7:      Heritage that is protected and celebrated.

Direction 7a:    Our heritage is recognised, protected and celebrated.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Any financial impacts of this report will be minor and covered within existing budgets.

 

Conclusion

 

As the area in question is currently part of the road reserve it would be appropriate to maintain the existing name. The road reserve is elevated from the road and supported by a retaining wall which would make this an unsuitable location to promote for children to play on.

 

There are a number of steps that need to be undertaken to name any portion of land. If Council resolves to move ahead with the proposed renaming, the planned naming will be advertised for community comment and the results of this advertising reported to Council before further action is taken.

 

 

 


 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the Garnet Street road reserve continue to be called Garnet Street and this  area continue to be maintained as nature strip; and

 

b)     as a part of the preparation of the comprehensive LEP consideration be given to rezone this land to open space.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Aerial photograph showing the area to be considered for naming

 

 

 

 

 


Aerial photograph showing the area to be considered for naming

Attachment 1

 

 

 


Works Committee

14 April 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W8/09

 

 

Subject:                  Streetscape and civic improvements program for Endeavour Avenue, La Perouse & Mitchell Street, Chifley (at the shops)

Folder No:                   F2005/00411

Author:                   Hayley Segedin, Acting Co-ordinator Landscape Design     

 

Introduction

 

At the November 2008 Ordinary Council Meeting, it was resolved:

 

“(Belleli/Nash) that a report be prepared ……. regarding a streetscape and civic improvement program for Endeavour Avenue, La Perouse & Mitchell Street, Chifley at the shops.”

 

Issues

 

It has been requested that Council prepare a streetscape and civic improvement program for the shops at Mitchell Street, Chifley and for Endeavour Avenue, La Perouse.

 

The small, local commercial strip along Mitchell Street consists of two shops that are located on the northern side of the street. The scope of works required to upgrade this area include a new footpath and seating. Funds to undertake design and construction are not allocated in Council’s draft 2009/10 budget. However, the upgrade cost is minimal and funds have been included in Council’s 2009/10 unfunded budget.

 

The Endeavour Street commercial strip forms part of a larger precinct, extending around to the loop road of Anzac Parade. This busy area is frequented by locals, visitors and tourists to the area of La Perouse. Council’s City Services Department is currently undertaking consultation in the area adjacent to the commercial precinct, including the upgrade of the loop road of Anzac Parade and extension of the coastal walkway. Upgrading of the commercial area will be looked at as part of these works but will be cost dependent if the commercial area upgrade can be included in the loop road upgrade.

 

Relationship to the City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

Direction 6b:      Our town centres, beaches, public places and streets are safe, inviting, clean and support a recognisable image of our City.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact of this matter at this time.

 

Conclusion

 

The cost to upgrade the footpath along the shops at Mitchell Street, Chifley is approximately $40,000 and, therefore, included in Council’s 2009/10 unfunded budget. The larger commercial precinct along Endeavour Street would require an extensive consultation and design process and will be considered as part of the loop road upgrade or in future budgets if funding is not available as part of the original project.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted. 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee

14 April 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W9/09

 

 

Subject:                  Local Government filming protocol

Folder No:                   F2004/07608

Author:                   Mark Shaw, Manager Technical Services     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received correspondence from the Department of Local Government regarding a Local Government Filming Protocol. This report outlines the issues associated with this Protocol.  Amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 provide that the Director General of the Department of Local Government may issue a filming protocol which is binding on local councils in relation to the approvals and services provided to location filming production.  The amendments to the Act commenced on 30 March 2009.

 

Issues

 

The Local Government Filming Protocol tells Council’s how to deal with filming application and the charges that are allowed to be requested.

 

There is now a presumption that councils will grant approvals relating to filming projects. Councils are to ensure that requests for location film productions are able to occur, unless there are exceptional circumstances or legislation requires the council to refuse to grant the application. This significantly reduces Council’s opportunities to not accept applications that may cause issues with residents or visitors.

 

The filming charges are now prescribed by the Local Government Filming Protocol. The prescribed fees allow for an application fee to be charged up to a maximum based on the impact (eg. For more than 50 crew and 10 trucks an application fee up to a maximum of $500 can be charged). A charge can also be issued for the cost of processing traffic management plans. The charges are not the same as Council’s existing fees and charges for filming, therefore, Council’s charges must be changed to agree with the Protocol.

 

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.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The financial impact of this matter will be a reduction in income to Council of approximately $90,000 per year.

 

Conclusion

 

Due to the Local Government Filming Protocol Council’s fees and charges relating to filming have been changed which will result in a reduction in income of approximately $90,000 per year. Councils are to ensure that requests for location film productions are able to occur, unless there are exceptional circumstances or legislation requires the council to refuse to grant the application. This may lead to some inconvenience to resident and visitors to the area.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Circular to Councils - Local Government Filming Protocol

 

 

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Local Government Filming Protocol

 

 

 

 

 


Circular to Councils - Local Government Filming Protocol

Attachment 1

 

 

 


Local Government Filming Protocol

Attachment 2

 

 













































 


Works Committee

14 April 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W10/09

 

 

Subject:                  RTA delegation to Councils for the regulation of traffic

Folder No:                   F2004/08309

Author:                   Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport     

 

Introduction

 

All Councils within NSW have delegated to them the power to regulate traffic.  This delegation is legally conferred upon Council under the Section 50 of the Transport Administration Act.  A revised version of the delegation has recently been forwarded to Council and must be formally accepted.

 

Issues

 

In order to implement recommendations arising out of the Traffic Committee process, Council must accept the formal delegation given to it by the Roads and Traffic Authority.  On 23 February, 2009, the RTA reissued its delegation due to some minor changes and changes relating to parking controls near nominated railway stations.  In essence, for Randwick Council, there are no appreciable changes to the delegation.

 

This report seeks formal Council adoption of the delegation as reissued.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:        Integrated and Accessible Transport.

Direction9d:        Residential amenity is protected by appropriate traffic management.

Direction 9e:       Parking is managed to balance convenience against reduced car reliance.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The impact of the delegation will be minimal as it mainly relates to parking controls around railway stations.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council formally accepts the RTA’s delegation for the regulation of traffic, dated 23 February 2009.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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RTA Delegation to Council for the Regulation of Traffic

 

 

 

 


RTA Delegation to Council for the Regulation of Traffic

Attachment 1