MINUTES OF Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday,

11 August 2009 AT 6:00pm




Central Ward                                    -      Councillor A Andrews


North Ward                                           -  Councillor M Woodsmith


East Ward                                            -  Councillor M Matson (Chairperson)


West Ward                                           -  Councillors B Hughes (Deputy



South Ward                                          -  Councillors R Belleli & A White


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

Manager Sustainability                                     Mr P Maganov

Manager Organisational Performance                   Ms K Walshaw


In attendance:


Councillors Smith, Matthews, Tracey, Procopiadis and Seng.


Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 


Apologies were received from Councillor Nash, Notley-Smith and Stevenson.


RESOLVED: (Woodsmith/Hughes) that the apologies received from Councillor Nash, Notley-Smith and Stevenson be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.


Confirmation of the Minutes


Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 9 JUNE 2009


RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Belleli) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 9 June 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  

Members of the Randwick ‘Eco Heroes Club’ (an initiative of Bowen Library) addressed the Committee and presented a short DVD in relation to a number of environmental issues (including recycling, composting and the Club’s activities).


Urgent Business



Environment Reports


E16/09      Environment Report - Update on Cities for Climate Protection Program (F2005/00324)


RESOLUTION: (Hughes/Belleli) that Council receive and note the report and Council’s achievement of the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Milestone 5.




Procedural Motion – Motion of dissent


MOTION: (Andrews) that the Chairperson’s ruling that Councillor Belleli, rather than Councillor Andrews, moved the motion in relation to Item E17/09, be dissented to.  LOST.



E17/09      Environment Report - Results of Sydney Water's Water Assessment Program for Randwick Council (F2004/06495)


RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Andrews) that the report be received and noted.




Leave of the Committee - Eco Heroes Club


Councillor Woodsmith sought the leave of the committee to read a short citation from the ‘Eco Heroes e-News’ August/September 2009 edition.  Leave was granted by the Chairperson.


Notices of Rescission Motions




The meeting closed at 6.24pm.


The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 13 October 2009.