MINUTES OF Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 11 August 2009 AT 6:25pm

 

Present:

 

Central Ward                                        -  Councillors A Andrews (Chairperson), 

                                                             T Seng & G Stevenson

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillor M Matson

 

North Ward                                           -  Councillors K Smith, P Tracey &

                                                             M Woodsmith

 

South Ward                                          -  Councillors R Belleli (Deputy

Chairperson), C Matthews & A White

 

West Ward                                           -  Councillors B Hughes & 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

Tree Management Officer                                 Mr B Bourke

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.25pm and was resumed at 6.31pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

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

 

RESOLVED: (Matson/Hughes) that the apologies received from Councillor Bowen, Nash and Notley-Smith 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 July 2009

WO27/09

RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Smith) that the Minutes of the Works Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 July 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

 

(a)    Cr Tracey declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item W28/09 (Tree Removal -         Outside 55A Hooper Street, Randwick) as he owns a property and lives in the         street.

(b)    Cr Matson declared a non-significant, non-pecuniary interest in Item W26/09         (Tree Removal - Outside 1-3 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee) as five (5) years ago he         lived in Ritchard Avenue, Coogee.          

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

Nil

 

Urgent Business

Nil

 

Works Reports

 

W24/09    Works Report - Child Protection Policy - Des Renford Aquatic Centre (F2006/00408)

WO28/09

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Woodsmith) that:

 

a)     the ‘Des Renford Aquatic Centre Child Protection Policy’ be approved;

 

b)     all Des Renford Aquatic Centre Staff receive training on the Child Protection Policy; and

 

c)     the Manager Aquatic Services implement the policy as soon as possible.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Woodsmith) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

W25/09    Works Report - Moverly Road - Open Space - Temporary Licence (F2004/06871)

WO29/09

RESOLUTION: (Matthews/Belleli) that:

 

a)     Networks Alliance be offered a temporary licence for the use of the vacant land located on Moverly Road at Malabar Road for a site compound during water main upgrade works on Malabar Road and Clovelly Road;

 

b)     the licence fee be set at $1000 plus GST per week;

 

c)     a damage deposit of $20,000 be paid by the contractor to Randwick City Council. The damage deposit will be refunded upon the satisfactory restoration of the land; and

 

d)     the Council’s Seal be affixed to the signing of the licence agreement between Council and Networks Alliance.

 

MOTION: (Matthews/Belleli) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

W26/09    Works Report - Tree Removal - Outside 1-3 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee (F2004/07359)

WO30/09

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Seng) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 1-3 Ritchard Avenue, Coogee, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate species – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Seng) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Procedural Motion – Adjournment/Point of Order

 

RESOLUTION: (Hughes/Matson) that the meeting be adjourned for 5 minutes to resolve a point of order.

 

MOTION: (Hughes/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.37pm and was resumed at 6.40pm

 

 

W27/09    Works Report - Tree Removal - Outside 17 St Pauls Street, Randwick (F2004/07359)

WO31/09

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Belleli) that the Council-owned Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor laurel) growing outside 17 St Pauls Street, Randwick, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate species – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Belleli) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

W28/09    Works Report - Tree Removal - Outside 55A Hooper Street, Randwick (F2004/07359)

 

 

 

WO32/09

Having declared an interest in this matter earlier in the meeting, Cr Tracey left the meeting (at 6.43pm) and did not take part in the debate or the vote on the matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (White/Smith) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 55A Hooper Street, Randwick, be removed and replaced with a more appropriate species – as per Council’s Street Tree Masterplan.

 

MOTION: (White/Smith) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Councillor Tracey returned to the meeting 6.45pm.

 

 

W29/09    Works Report - Tree Removal - Outside 2 Figtree Avenue, Randwick (F2004/07359)

WO33/09

RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Matson) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 2 Figtree Avenue, Randwick not be removed and that any problems associated with its retention be managed as appropriate.

 

MOTION: (Woodsmith/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Notices of Rescission Motions

Nil

  

The meeting closed at 6.46pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 15 September 2009.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON