MINUTES OF Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 6 October 2009 AT 6:00pm

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor J Procopiadis (Chairperson) (West Ward)

 

Councillor R Belleli (Deputy Chairperson) (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                           -  Councillors K Smith, P Tracey &

                                                             M Woodsmith 

 

South Ward                                          -  Councillors C Matthews & A White

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen & B Notley-Smith

 

West Ward                                           -  Councillor S Nash

 

Central Ward                                         -  Councillors A Andrews, T Seng &

                                                             G Stevenson

 

Officers Present:

 

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Acting Director Governance & Financial Services   Mr G Curley

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Manager Development Assessment                     Mr K Kyriacou

Manager Technical Services                              Mr M Shaw

Manager Organisational Performance                   Ms K Walshaw

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

 

The Council Prayer was read by Cr White. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Woodsmith.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Apologies were received from Councillor Hughes and Matson.

 

RESOLVED: (Woodsmith/ Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis)  that the apologies received from Councillors Hughes and Matson be accepted and leave of absences from the meeting be granted.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

a)     Cr White declared a non-significant non-pecuniary interest in Item GM48/09 as         he is a member of the Coast Golf Club (a neighbouring property to the         development) and the Club formerly objected to the development and         subsequently withdrew its objection.

b)     Cr Nash declared a non-significant non-pecuniary interest in Item GM48/09 as         he is a member of the Coast Golf Club (a neighbouring property to the         development) and the Club formerly objected to the development and         subsequently withdrew its objection.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Council, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

 

GM48/09    1406-1408 Anzac Parade, Little Bay

 

Against               Charles Abela

 

For                      Mark Jacobs - on behalf of the applicant

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM77/09  Mayoral Minute - Presentation at Conference at Hangzhou, China (F2005/00182)

313/09

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis) that Council endorse a delegation of three Council officers to attend the conference in Hangzhou from 8 to 10 November 2009 and to be funded from Council’s 2009/10 budget.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

MM78/09  Mayoral Minute - Sponsorship of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service (F2009/00266)

314/09

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis) that Randwick City Council enters into a three year agreement with Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service by donating $15,000 per annum and in return Randwick’s logo will be displayed on the outside surface of both vertical stabilizers at the back of the aircraft. Randwick Council will also be listed on the service’s official website in the supporter section.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Urgent Business

Nil

 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM48/09  General Manager's Report - 1406-1408 Anzac Parade, Little Bay (DA/81/2009)

315/09

RESOLUTION: (White/Woodsmith) that Council as the responsible authority refuse development consent under Section 80 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) to Development Application DA/81/2009 for a staged development application including built form controls, site remediation, bulk earthworks, infrastructure and services works, demolition of all structures on site, associated landscaping and subdivision of the site into 28 residential lots and 10 super lots at 1406-1408 Anzac Parade, Little Bay, for the following reasons:  

 

1.             The proposed density is excessive and should be reduced to a maximum FSR of 0.5:1 for each super lot, so that the site acts as a buffer to the higher density development on the Prince Henry site to the south.

 

2.             The proposal represents an overdevelopment of the site and will lead to buildings of excessive bulk and scale that will adversely impact on the streetscape.

 

3.             The proposal will adversely impact on the water supply to the Coast Golf Club.

 

4.             The proposal is excessive in height and out of character with the locality.
In particular the controls for Lot 6 and Lot 11 should provide for lower height,  greater setbacks and a stepped design.

 

5.             The proposal  is not in the public interest having regard to the community expectations and issues raised in submissions.

 

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

 

A DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Nash

Councillor Matthews

Councillor Seng

Councillor Notley-Smith

Councillor Smith

Councillor Procopiadis

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor White

Councillor Tracey

Councillor Woodsmith

 

Total (7)

Total (6)

       

  

Notices of Rescission Motions

Nil

 

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis, declared the meeting closed at 7.00pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 20 October 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON