Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 20 October 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

20 October 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday 20 October 2009 at 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

MM80/09   Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta - Request for Financial Assistance

MM81/09   PIA Award for Excellence in Cultural Planning 2009

MM82/09   Conference "Broadening the appeal of precincts" - Combined Precincts Forum

MM83/09   Place of Reflection for NSW Bali victims            

 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Ordinary Council

20 October 2009

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM80/09

 

 

Subject:                  Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2004/07076

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council has been approached to participate in the 2010 SSROC, Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta. The Regatta is an annual event which promotes water based activities for Australia Day on Botany Bay to celebrate Captain James Cook’s first port of call in Australia.

 

The concept of the Regatta was introduced by SSROC Councillors twelve years ago and has grown over the years with the support of participating Councils and sailing clubs. The event is organised by the Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee.

 

Issues

 

The 2010 Botany Bay Regatta will feature the following key events:

 

·          Navigators Cup

A blue water sailing race sailed on the Saturday before Australia Day. The race starts at Kurnell and proceeds to Bondi and finishes at Port Hacking. SSROC representatives are invited to attend the race start.

 

·          Australia Day Regatta

A yacht regatta held on Australia Day on Botany Bay, with participation from local clubs.

 

·          Councillors’ Challenge

A yacht race held as part of the Australia Day Regatta. SSROC Councils are invited to sponsor a yacht provided by the Botany Bay Yacht Club, with skipper and crew. Sponsoring Councils are allowed two Councillor representatives to be on board the yachts.

 

The Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee has requested that Council contribute $750.00 to help fund the above activities. Whilst this request was originally made under the Cultural Community Grants Program, it is considered that this request is more appropriately dealt with under the Council Contingency Fund.

 

Financial Impact Statement

 

If the report recommended is accepted, the $750.00 contribution will be allocated from the 2009-10 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is appropriate for Council as a member of the SSROC to demonstrate its support of the 2010 Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta, as a means for celebrating Australia Day and to demonstrate its support of local water based recreational activities.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

(a)      Council vote $750.00 from the 2009-10 Contingency Fund as a contribution towards the 2010 Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta activities;

 

(b)      Council nominate two Council representatives for the ‘Councillors’ Challenge’ event; and

 

(c)      the event organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution at the Regatta events.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

20 October 2009

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM81/09

 

 

Subject:                  PIA Award for Excellence in Cultural Planning 2009

Folder No:                   F2004/08008

Author:                   David  Briant, Senior Social Planner     

 

Introduction

 

Randwick City Council has received an award in the 2009 NSW Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Planning Excellence Awards for its Cultural Plan, ‘A Cultural Randwick City’. This award recognises an outstanding contribution to social planning practice and outcomes in Australia.

 

Issues

 

‘A Cultural Randwick City’ provides a strategic platform for guiding our City’s cultural activities over the next decade in an integrated and sustainable manner. It is a direct response to Council’s major strategic vision outlined in the Randwick City Plan which is to build a ‘sense of community’. The Plan was nominated under the category of social and community based planning.

 

The Plan was declared the winning entry in a tightly contested field of projects at the recent PIA Gala Awards Dinner held on 15 October 2009.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Winning the 2009 NSW Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Planning Excellence Awards is recognition of Council’s focus and commitment to excellence in the planning and the integration of cultural development activities across Council’s functions. The staff involved should be recognised and congratulated for their efforts.

 

Recommendation

 

That the winning of the 2009 NSW PIA Excellence in Planning Award for ‘A Cultural Randwick City’ be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

20 October 2009

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM82/09

 

 

Subject:                  Conference "Broadening the appeal of precincts" - Combined Precincts Forum

Folder No:                   F2009/00301

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

At its Ordinary Meeting of 25 August 2009, the Council received and noted the General Manager’s report on holding an Inter-Council Precinct Forum. The Forum took the form of a conference with the theme of “Broadening the appeal of precincts”.

 

Issues

 

I am pleased to report that the conference, held on Saturday 17 October 2009, was highly successful. It was the first conference to be held in Australia on the precinct system.  The conference was a joint initiative of Randwick City Council’s Community Consultation Coordinator, Martin Ryman, and North Sydney Council staff, with staff from Leichhardt, Manly and Waverley joining in to organise the event.

 

The keynote speaker was distinguished social researcher and author, Hugh Mackay. Three workshops were held during the conference – Publicity and Promotion, Information Technology as an Engagement Tool, and Effective Advocacy.

 

Of the 123 delegates from the five metropolitan Council areas, 94 are actively involved in precinct committees. Randwick City was represented by 21 delegates from 8 precincts.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The conference provided an innovative and significant opportunity to recognise the voluntary community effort put in by residents involved in precinct committees, as well as providing fresh ideas on how precincts can broaden their appeal.  A report on the outcomes of the conference, including a summary of the conference evaluation, will be reported to a future Council meeting.

 

 

Recommendation

 

(a)      that Council receive and note this Mayoral Minute; and

 

(b)      Council congratulate the staff from the five Councils for their work in                      initiating and holding this conference.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

20 October 2009

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM83/09

 

 

Subject:                  Place of Reflection for NSW Bali victims

Folder No:                   F2008/00407

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

In 2003, on the first anniversary of the bombings, Randwick Council installed the Bali Memorial sculpture. The Memorial to the Victims of the Bali Bombing is an enduring feature for present and future generations to come to and pay their respects to the innocent victims of the 2002 Bali bombings, where 88 Australians were killed. It is dedicated to all those killed and injured in the Bali terrorist attack and also pays tribute to the Australian spirit of courage, strength in the face of tragedy and selfless help to those in desperate need.

 

This Memorial has become a place of remembrance, reflection and peace for the families, friends and team mates affected by the tragedy, as well as for the community, and it is visited daily by people wanting to pay their respects to the Bali victims. Randwick Council holds the Bali Commemoration Ceremony on the anniversary, 12 October, at the Memorial each year.

 

The portico, just down the hill, is also a special place for people to go and remember the 20 locals that were lost in the attack. A plaque on the portico carries the names of those 20 local victims.

 

Exactly half of all the Australians that died in Bali in 2002 were from New South Wales. The Bali Memorial and our annual commemoration ceremony have become important to many families from across NSW.

 

Randwick Council has received requests from several families of victims from across NSW to place a plaque at the Memorial with the names of all 44 NSW victims inscribed on it. There is no other place within NSW which carries all 44 names.

 

Issues

 

Council officers considered a number of options to accommodate this request without impacting on the integrity of the Memorial and the portico.

 

Due to the wear and tear on the reserve and the ‘goat track’ down the hill from the Memorial to the portico, the Council plans to construct steps to help people move between the two places. Particularly on the steep section of the hill there is a concern about public safety.

 

As part of this work, the Council will include a special wall with the names of all 44 NSW victims inscribed on it. It will be a low wall located at the top landing of the stairs, just down the hill from the main Bali Memorial

 

I announced at the Bali Commemoration Ceremony on 12 October that this new place will be called ‘The Place of Reflection for NSW Bali victims’ and will be unveiled at the Commemoration Ceremony in 2010.

 

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

The Council has the funds for the construction of the steps in this year’s budget. The addition of the low wall with names inscribed is estimated at this stage to cost approximately $15,000,00.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick Council will construct The Place of Reflection for NSW Bali victims, which will have the names of all the 44 NSW victims inscribed on it, to honour their memory.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Mayoral Minute to construct “The Place of Reflection for NSW Bali Victims” be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil