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

ON Tuesday, 13 April 2010 AT 7.35pm

 

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, M Matson &

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B Notley-Smith

 

West Ward†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -† Councillors B Hughes & 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

Director Governance & Financial Services ††††††††††† Mr G Banting

Senior Administrative Coordinator†††††††††††††††††††††† Ms J Hartshorn

Communications Manager††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms D Brien

Coordinator Integrated Planning†††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms A Warner

Manager Corporate & Financial Planning†††††††††††††† Ms C Foley

Manager Organisational Staff Services†††††††††††††††† Ms F Calabrese

Consultant†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ms K Walshaw

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

 

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

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

a)             Cr Bowen declared a non pecuniary non significant interest in Item GM7/10 as he is a member of the South Maroubra Surf Club and an honorary member of the Coogee Surf Club and he knows one of the speakers (Tony Waller).

b)             Cr Matson declared a non pecuniary non significant interest in Item GM7/10 as he is a member of the Coogee Surf Club.

c)             Cr Notley-Smith declared a non pecuniary non significant interest in Item GM7/10 as he is an honorary member of the Coogee Surf Club.

d)             Cr Matthews declared a non pecuniary non significant interest in Item GM7/10 as he knows a number of members of the Surf Clubs and also members of South Sydney Juniors and the Junior League Clubs.

 

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:

 

GM7/10†††† BUILDINGS FOR OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAM

 

Against†††††††††††††† Margaret Palisi

 

For††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Tony Waller (representing Coogee Surf Club, Randwick District Executive of Surf Clubs, South Sydney Junior Rugby League Football Club, Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club, Maroubra Saints AFL Club and associated clubs within the area and the Maroubra United Soccer Club and associated clubs within the area )

 

Mayoral Minutes

Nil.†

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM7/10†††† General Manager's Report - Buildings for our Community Program (F2010/00044)

484/10

RESOLUTION: (White/Andrews) that Council:

 

1.†††† Modify the Buildings for our Community program by:

a)†† Removal of the new community centre at Neptune Street Coogee from the program

b)†† Inclusion of a rebuild of the Eastward Senior Citizenís centre in year 4 that will provide a single level building with an expansion of 2 metres to the northern side to accommodate Councilís operational needs with shared usage by police when required and facilities to meet the requirements of existing and new users such as precinct committee, seniors, preschool, play groups and similar non alcohol related community activities.

c)†† Inclusion of the construction of a toilet block in Baker Park Coogee in year 4

 

2.†††††† Adopt the reduced and modified Buildings for our Community program as detailed in Attachment 7

 

3.†††††† Fund the Buildings for our Community program by a reduced rate, this being a cumulative 2.69% special variation to rates for three years under section 508A of the Local Government Act 1993

 

4.†††††† Council apply to the Department of Local Government for a special variation to rates for three years under section 508A to fund the Buildings for our Community Program, specifically 5.29% in 2010-11, 6.24% in 2011-12 and 6.28% in 2012-13.

5.†††††† There will be no exemption for pensioners for the special variation through ††††††††† subsidisation by other ratepayers.

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/Bowen) that Council:

 

1.†††† Modify the Buildings for our Community program by:

a)   Removal of the new community centre at Neptune Street Coogee from the program.

b)   Inclusion of a rebuild of the Eastward Senior Citizenís centre in year 4 that will provide a single level building with an expansion of 2 metres to the northern side to accommodate Councilís operational needs with shared usage by police when required and facilities to meet the requirements of existing and new users such as precinct committee, seniors, preschool, play groups and similar non alcohol related community activities.

c)   Inclusion of the construction of a toilet block in Baker Park Coogee in year 4.

 

2.†††† Adopt the reduced and modified Buildings for our Community program as detailed in Attachment 7.

 

3.†††† Fund a 3 year Buildings for our Community program that only includes expenditure of $9.275 million over the next 3 years as set out in the draft budget (Proposed Building Program 2010-2013).

 

4.          Council apply to the Department of Local government for a special variation to rates for three years under section 508A to fund the 3 year Buildings for our Community Program.

 

5.          There will be an exemption for pensioners from the special variation. LOST.

 

Cr Bowen tabled his notes in relation to the Buildings for our Community program from the Councillor Workshop held 21-22 November 2009.

 

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

 

Urgent Business/Rescission Motion

 

NR3/10†††† Notice of Rescission Motion submitted by Councillors Hughes, Matson and Woodsmith - Preparation of Comprehensive Urban Design and Streetscape Study of Coogee Town Centre (F2005/00602 )

485/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

486/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

487/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION: (Cr Notley-Smith/Matson) that the rescission motion submitted by Crs Hughes, Matson and Woodsmith, in relation to the preparation of a comprehensive Urban Design and Streetscape Study of the Coogee Town Centre be considered at this meeting.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

The Chairperson ruled the matter to be of great urgency due to the imminence of the Department of Planningís decision in relation to the Part 3A Application for the Coogee Bay Hotel site.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Hughes) that the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday, 23 March 2010, reading as follows:

 

RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Andrews) that Council resolves to appropriately fund and prepare without delay a comprehensive urban design (and streetscape) study of the Coogee Centre, extending to include built areas forming the backdrop to the beach and Goldstein Reserve. Further, that in order to guide the study, it establishes a working group consisting of Council representatives, representatives of the business community including the Chamber of Commerce, and those representing community interests, including the Coogee Precinct Committee.

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED.†

 

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

 

RESOLUTION: (Notley-Smith/Matson) that:

 

a)            Council resolves to fund and prepare without delay a comprehensive heritage urban design and streetscape study of the Coogee Town Centre, extending to include the built areas forming the backdrop to the beach and Goldstein Reserve.† Further, that in order to guide the study, Council establishes a working group consisting† of Council representatives, the Coogee Precinct Committee, the Coogee Chamber of Commerce and any other members of the community Council considers can make a contribution.

 

b)            a report on this matter be tabled at the next Council meeting.

 

c)            the study must adhere to the existing 12 metre height limits contained within the LEP and all other controls within the LEP.

 

MOTION: (Notley-Smith/Matson) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr J Procopiadis, declared the meeting closed at 9.45pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 27 April 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON