MINUTES OF Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 13 October 2009 AT 6:05pm

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor J Procopiadis (West Ward)

 

Central Ward                                        -  Councillors A Andrews, T Seng &

                                                             G Stevenson

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen & M Matson

 

North Ward                                           -  Councillors K Smith, P Tracey &

                                                             M Woodsmith

 

South Ward                                          - Councillors R Belleli & C Matthews (Chairperson)

 

West Ward                                           -  Councillor B Hughes

 

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

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Manager Integrated Transport                           Mr T Lehmann

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Apologies were received from Crs Nash, Notley-Smith and White.

 

RESOLVED: (ANdrews/Seng) that the apologies received from Crs Nash, Notley-Smith and White 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 8 September 2009

WO37/09

RESOLUTION: (Belleli/Andrews) that the Minutes of the Works Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 8 September 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

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

 

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

 

Nil.

 

Works Reports

 

W32/09    Works Report - Tree Removal - Outside 5 Figtree Avenue, Randwick (F2004/07359)

WO38/09

RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Bowen) that the Council-owned Ficus ‘Hillii’ (Hill’s Weeping fig) growing outside 5 Figtree Avenue, Randwick, not be removed and that any problems associated with its retention be managed as appropriate.

 

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

 

 

W33/09    Works Report - Recycling of Mattresses and Ensembles (F2004/07359)

WO39/09

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Smith) that Council:

 

a)   delays mattress recycling until the expiry of the current dry waste disposal contract in 2012; and

 

b)   considers the inclusion of mattress recycling in its next disposal contract.

 

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

 

 

W34/09    Works Report - Public Consultation on Report - 'Assessment of Traffic Impacts upon Kensington and Parts of Kingsford' (F2004/08211)

WO40/09

RESOLUTION: (Hughes/Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis) that:

 

a)     Council take appropriate action to ensure an active role on the Corridor Working Group to be formed for the proposed Transit Corridors within the Randwick LGA recommended by the Green Square TMAP report.

 

b)     Council support the objectives of the Green Square TMAP subject to the Ministry of Transport, City of Sydney and Landcom agreeing to set targets to ensure the balance between new development and the implementation of  transport initiatives to achieve ‘No Car Growth’

 

c)     Council undertake intersection traffic surveys on a regular basis at key locations to monitor traffic movements to and from the Green Square Urban Renewal Area.

 

d)     Council write to the Minister for Roads and Minister for Planning to confirm the current status of the proposed ramps on Gardeners Road at Southern Cross Drive.

 

e)     In the event that the proposed ramps secure the required AusLink funding, Council seek funding from the RTA to develop a Traffic Management Strategy for the Kensington and West Kingsford areas. The Traffic Management Strategy should be undertaken in association with local residents, RTA and other key stakeholders to include, but not be limited to:

 

i)     Upgrading of the Nine Ways.

ii)    Upgrading of the signalised intersections on Gardeners Road between the    proposed ramps and the Nine Ways.

iii)    Improving or at least maintaining the existing levels of service and residential amenity of the Kensington and West Kingsford areas.

iv)   The provision of cycle ways on Gardeners Road.

v)    The provision of additional pedestrian facilities.

 

f)     Council support a further, more detailed examination of the RTA’s proposal to prevent eastbound traffic on Epsom Road (buses and cyclists excepted) from travelling through the intersection of Link Road to Lenthall Street, including the option of entering into discussions with the RTA and City of Sydney to ban the left turn movement from Link Road into Epsom Road and the right turn movement from the Dolina development in order to achieve the equivalent of a half road closure on Lenthall Street.

 

g)     Council support a further, more detailed investigation of the proposal to line mark Todman Avenue, between South Dowling Street and Lenthall Street, to provide two lanes in each direction, in conjunction with the restriction of eastbound traffic on Lenthall Street; this investigation to include relevant community consultation.

 

h)     A Pedestrian and Mobility Plan (PAMP) to enhance pedestrian access and safety within the Kensington and West Kingsford areas be considered. (Funding for this study may be available from the RTA.)

 

i)      An investigation be undertaken to identify the causes of road crashes and recommend remedial treatments at Tresidder Avenue and at the intersections of Kensington Road /Duke Street and Kensington Avenue/Todman Avenue.

 

j)      The RTA be requested to undertake investigations to identify the causes of road crashes and implement remedial treatments along Anzac Parade.

 

k)     Council have the remaining traffic measures detailed within Appendix B reviewed for appropriateness, properly designed, costed and then referred to the local precinct and immediately neighbouring residents to gauge current community opinion on the proposals. In addition, that a full Local Area Traffic Management Scheme Study of the area be undertaken to examine current traffic impacts, possible future traffic impacts and to recommend further treatments to address the impacts of such traffic upon the community.

 

l)      A report then be bought back to Council for the consideration of the implementation and funding of these traffic measures.

 

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

 

Notices of Rescission Motions

 

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 6.16 pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 10 November 2009.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON