Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 8 September 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

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Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

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Works Committee

8 September 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, 8 September 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 - 11 August 2009

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W30/09     Severn Street, Maroubra - Petition requesting the renewal of the steps

W31/09     Gross Pollutant Trap - Installation Program.    

 

Closed Session

Nil 

 

Notices of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee

8 September 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W30/09

 

 

Subject:                  Severn Street, Maroubra - Petition requesting the renewal of the steps

Folder No:                   F2004/07515

Author:                   Joe Ingegneri, Co-ordinator Engineering Services     

 

Introduction

 

A petition from the residents of Severn Street, Maroubra was tabled by Councillors Nash and Matson at the Council meeting held on 28 July 2009.  The petition requests the upgrade of the steps on the southern side of Severn Street near Marine Parade.

 

Issues

 

A petition has been received from the residents of 7-9 Severn Street.  The petition has 10 signatures from 6 units. 

 

The steps referred to in the petition are located on the southern side of Severn Street along the property at 164-168 Marine Parade.  There are 4 sets of steps consisting of concrete, timber sleeper and sandstone treads that are linked by a path constructed with bricks.  The steps and path are adjacent to a sandstone garden bed along the property boundary of 164-168 Marine Parade. See photographs below.

 

 

 

    

 

 

The materials used and construction quality indicates that the path and steps were not constructed by Council.  The steps and path are in fair to poor condition due to the material condition and undulating surface. 

 

Based on this condition rating, it is proposed that the steps and path be reconstructed.  It is also planned to extend the concrete path to the vehicular entrance of 7-9 Severn Street along a worn section of nature strip. The new steps and path will be reconstructed using concrete to ensure a long asset life and low risk for pedestrians. It is estimated that the cost to carry out this work is $15,000.

 

The scheduling of the work will be dependant on the availability of funds. Currently there are no funds allocated for this work. If savings are made from the 2009-10 Capital Works Program, then the work can be carried out in this financial year.  Alternatively, the work is to be listed for consideration in the 2010-11 Capital Works Program.

 

In the meantime, we will carry out necessary maintenance to repair the path and remove the significant trip hazards.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:        A Liveable City.

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

 

Financial impact statement

 

There are currently no funds allocated to the reconstruction of the steps in Severn Street.  If savings are made from the 2009-10 Capital Works Program, then the work can be carried out as part of the 2009-10 Capital Works Program.

 

Conclusion

 

The steps and path on the southern side of Severn Street near Marine Parade are in fair to poor condition and will require reconstruction.  The extent and cost of work is relatively low.  On this basis, the work can be accommodated into the 2009-10 Capital Works program subject to savings.  Alternatively, the work is to be listed for consideration in the 2010-11 Capital Works Program.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the steps and path on the southern side of Severn Street near Marine Parade be scheduled for reconstruction;

 

b)     the work be accommodated into the 2009-10 Capital Works program if savings are made or become available;

 

c)     if the project cannot be accommodated in the 2009-10 Capital Works program, that the work be listed for consideration in the 2010-11 Capital Works Program; and

 

d)     the petitioners be advised accordingly.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil


Works Committee

8 September 2009

 

 

 

Works Report No. W31/09

 

 

Subject:                  Gross Pollutant Trap - Installation Program.

Folder No:                   F2004/08100

Author:                   Joe Ingegneri, Co-ordinator Engineering Services     

 

Introduction

 

At the Council meeting held on 24 February 2009, on the motion of Councillors Belleli and Nash, it was resolved as follows:

 

That:

 

(a)    a report be brought to Council including options available to increase the number of gross pollutant traps to further reduce storm water debris into our oceans and beaches and their cost effectiveness with a view to including their installation costs in future budgets; and

 

(b)    a letter be sent to the neighbouring councils asking them to do the same.

 

Issues

 

In 1999, a Stormwater Management Plan was prepared for the eastern coastal catchment covering Randwick City Council, Waverley Council and Woollahra Council.

 

The primary goal of the Stormwater Management Plan is to develop action plans for implementing structural and non-structural pollution control in the catchment.  The management of water quality involves a range of measures across a catchment including:

 

·      At source control and capture of pollutants

·      Interception of entrained materials

·      Management of receiving waters

·      Education campaigns

 

This entails, amongst other things, the installation of stormwater quality improvement devices (SQIDs) to collect the increased pollution carried by runoff caused by increased urbanisation.  A Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) is one type of SQID used to intercept pollutants.  GPTs are located at the bottom of the catchment near the outlet.

 

There are currently 24 GPTs installed at various locations throughout Randwick City.  In accordance with the Stormwater Management Plan, we have progressively installed 9 GPT units since 1999.  There are additional proposed sites for GPTs that are identified in Stormwater Management Plan.  A list of these sites has been prepared for continued implementation. The list is prioritised based on the catchment characteristics, observed pollution loads and benefit of the device. The list is tabled below.

 

GPT Priority Construction program

 

Priority

Catchment

Location

Suburb

Price

1

Bond St

Maroubra Rd

Maroubra

 $      115,000

2

Mahon Pool

The Corso

Maroubra

 $        95,000

3

South Malabar

Fox St

Malabar

 $        70,000

4

South Malabar

Napier St

Malabar

 $        70,000

5

South Malabar

Howie St

Malabar

 $        65,000

6

Malabar Golf Club

Prince Edward St

Malabar

 $        75,000

7

Malabar Beach

Dacre St

Malabar

 $      115,000

8

Lurline Bay

Pearce St

South Coogee

 $      140,000

9

Coogee Beach

Beach St

Coogee

 $      115,000

10

Malabar Golf Club

Bilga Cres

Malabar

 $      240,000

11

Maroubra Beach

Coral Sea Park

Maroubra

 $      150,000

 

 

Total

 

 $   1,250,000

 

The location of each GPT is shown in the attached aerial photographs. The GPT installation program is planned to be completed over 10 years, commencing in 2010-11 and funded from the Stormwater Service Charge.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:        A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:       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.

Outcome 10:       A healthy environment.

Direction 10f:      A total water cycle management approach including water conservation, reuse and water quality improvements is adopted.

Key Action:         Quality of freshwater and saltwater is improved.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The GPT installation program is to be funded from the Stormwater Service Charge. 

 

Conclusion

 

A GPT Installation Program has been developed from the Stormwater Management Plan prepared for Randwick City Council in 1999.  The program involves installation of 11 GPTs at an estimated cost of $1,250,000.  It is planned to complete the program over 10 years, commencing in 2010-11. The program will be funded from the Stormwater Service Charge.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Attachment A - Coogee Beach

 

 

2.View

Attachment B - South Coogee

 

 

3.View

Attachment C - Maroubra Beach

 

 

4.View

Attachment D - Coral Sea Park

 

 

5.View

Attachment E - Malabar Beach

 

 

 

 


Attachment A - Coogee Beach

Attachment 1

 

 

Attachment A – Coogee Beach

 

 

 


Attachment B - South Coogee

Attachment 2

 

 

Attachment B – South Coogee

 

 

 

 


Attachment C - Maroubra Beach

Attachment 3

 

 

Attachment C – Maroubra Beach

 

 

 


Attachment D - Coral Sea Park

Attachment 4

 

 

Attachment D – Coral Sea Park, Maroubra

 

 

 

 


Attachment E - Malabar Beach

Attachment 5

 

 

Attachment E – Malabar