MINUTES OF Works Committee Meeting of the Council

of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 12 May 2009 AT 6:20pm




The Mayor, Councillor B. Notley-Smith (East Ward)


Central Ward                                        -  Councillors A Andrews (Chairperson), 

                                                             T Seng (arrived 6.35pm) & G Stevenson


East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen & M Matson


North Ward                                           -  Councillors K Smith, P Tracey &

                                                             M Woodsmith


South Ward                                          -  Councillors R Belleli (Deputy

Chairperson) & A White


West Ward                                           -  Councillors S Nash & J Procopiadis




Officers present:


General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J  Frangoples

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr G Banting

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Media Officer                                                  Ms A Power



Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 


Apologies were received from Councillors Hughes and Matthews.


RESOLVED: (Matson/Mayor, Cr B Notley-Smith) that the apologies received from Councillor Hughes and Matthews be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.


Confirmation of the Minutes


Confirmation of the Minutes of the Works Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 April 2009


RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Nash) that the Minutes of the Works Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 April 2009 (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  



Works Reports


W12/09    Works Report - Chifley Reserve - Temporary Lease (F2009/00086)


RESOLUTION: (Nash/Mayor, Cr B Notley-Smith) that the General Manager be given authority to negotiate a lease agreement for the use of approximately 1000m2 of land for approximately 6 months with Ancon Drilling to store major plant and equipment in Chifley Reserve.


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



W13/09    Works Report - Request to Purchase Wheelchair for Council Beaches (F2009/06574)


RESOLUTION: (Procopiadis/Nash) that:


a)            Council consult its Access Advisory Committee prior to allocating funds in future budgets to purchase the Freewheeler Beach Wheelchair for Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra beaches, and to ensure that the appropriate measures are undertaken to successfully implement and manage this facility; and


b)            The Access Advisory Committee be asked to test different makes/models of Freewheeler Beach Wheelchairs and report back to Council on the most appropriate make/model for purchase and that the further report on this matter also address any liability issues that might arise from this initiative.




Councillor Seng arrived 6.35pm.


Urgent Business


W14/09    Works Report - May 2009 - Severe Storm (F2004/07196)


RESOLUTION: (Matson/Mayor, Cr B Notley-Smith) that:


a)     Item W14/09 be considered as a matter of urgency given the severity of the storm that struck the northern part of the Council area on 2 May 2009;


b)     the report be received and noted; and


c)     it be noted that Council has scheduled a Flood Study and Flood Plain Management Plan for the Coogee Bay Catchment area, which is scheduled to commencement within 18 months; and


d)     Councillors are encouraged to approach the General Manager to bring forward to the Works Committee any local issues that could be improved by infrastructure capital works.




Notices of Rescission Motions





The meeting closed at 6.36pm.





The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 9 June 2009.