Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 27 April 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

27 April 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 27 April 2010 at 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM10/10   Waiving of Fees - Hire of community bus for the Castellorizian Ladies' Auxiliary

MM11/10   "Walk it off", new sustainable transportation project for Randwick residents

MM12/10   The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia - Request for Donation

MM13/10   Donation of Large Print Books to Prince of Wales Hospital   

 

 

Late General Manager’s Report

 

GM12/10    Invitation to Attend LGMA National Congress 2010 & International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference         

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 April 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM10/10

 

 

Subject:                  Waiving of Fees - Hire of community bus for the Castellorizian Ladies' Auxiliary

Folder No:                   F2004/08381

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

The Castellorizian Ladies Auxiliary has asked Council for their support in fundraising by waiving the fee for the hire of the Council bus over three days, which they use for their Christmas Carols event.

 

Issues

 

The Castellorizian Ladies Auxiliary has written to the Mayor to ask Council to waive the fee of $306.00 for the hire of the Council bus on the 10, 11 and 13 December 2010 for their fundraising Christmas Carols event. The monies raised go towards various charities including the Sydney Children’s Hospital and their Castellorizian Aged Care Facility in Todman Avenue, Kensington.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $306.00 and there are sufficient funds in the 2009-10 Contingency Fund to cover this contribution.

 

Conclusion

 

The Castellorizian Ladies Auxiliary’s fundraising Christmas Carols event is held each year and Council has supported their cause by waiving the fee for the hire of the bus over three days. It is proposed that Council waive the fee of $306.00 again this year.

 

Recommendation

 

That fees of totalling $306.00 for the hire of the Council bus on 10, 11 and 13 December 2010 to support the Castellorizian Ladies Auxiliary’s fundraising Christmas Carols event be waived and that this be funded from the 2009-10 Contingency Fund,.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 April 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM11/10

 

 

Subject:                  "Walk it off", new sustainable transportation project for Randwick residents

Folder No:                   F2009/00507

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

The purpose of this report is to advise Councillors of a new community education campaign linking Randwick residents with cafes and restaurants around Kingsford and Kensington.

 

Issues

 

Within the external grant provided to Randwick Council by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) for sustainable transportation initiatives, there is a budget allocation for a ‘local rewards’ program aimed at increasing walking, cycling or public transport take up across our community. 

 

A new initiative is to be established under this local rewards project linking sustainable transport outcomes to increasing economic activity around the Kingsford and Kensington Town Centres.  The Kingsford / Kensington Town Centres have been selected as they represent the highest area of walking activity in Council’s traffic studies and also as they match the modelling carried out by DECCW which formed the basis for the grant provided to Randwick. If successful, it may be possible to extend the campaign to other areas of the City.

 

This new “Walk it off” campaign will be built around a loyalty card issued primarily by letter box drop and on request from residents living in a wide radius from the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres. The aim is to enlist participating restaurants and cafes in these Centres who will stamp this card each time it is presented for a lunchtime or evening meal over the campaign period (approximately 3 months). As with similar loyalty campaigns, once the card has the required number of stamps the resident sends the card to Council which will place them in a draw for a number of sustainable transportation and other prizes with an emphasis on keeping the focus on “shopping locally”.  It is expected to conduct the “Walk it off” campaign from May to July 2010.

 

The business owner will be encouraged to seek confirmation from the resident that they walked or rode to the café or restaurant. A small amount of card ‘spillage’ into areas away from the two Town Centres can be expected with the assumption that if people drive to the area they will still be parking and walking, however the emphasis is on encouraging local residents to walk or cycle to their local eateries.

 

Promotion strategies will be put together in conjunction with Communications staff and consultation with local Chambers of Commerce and Precinct Committee representatives.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The “Walk it off” campaign will be funded from the sustainable transportation grant provided to Council by DECCW.

 

Conclusion

 

This campaign is a very positive initiative supporting outcomes relevant to our Economic Development Strategy and sustainability program.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council notes this important initiative for our City.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 April 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM12/10

 

 

Subject:                  The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia - Request for Donation

Folder No:                   F2005/00182

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia to make a donation so that a group of local disadvantaged children and their families can attend the 2010 Children’s Circus Spectacular being held from 9 through to 11 October 2010 at Centennial Park.

 

Issues

 

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia and other blood cancers like lymphomas and myeloma. In addition the Foundation also funds cutting edge research into better treatments and cures for leukaemia.

 

The Foundation’s free support services include information booklets and DVD’s, education and healthy living programs, emotional support, transport to and from hospital and fully furnished accommodation close to major hospitals.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The financial implication to Council is $500.00 which will be funded from the 2009-10 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

There are thousands of disadvantaged children in NSW who don’t get the opportunity to visit a circus because of serious illness, physical disability, financial hardship or otherwise. Council’s donation will make this happen whilst at the same time helping to fund the ongoing work of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council make a donation of $500.00 so that a group of local disadvantaged children and their families can attend the 2010 Children’s Circus Spectacular being held from 9 through to 11 October, 2010 at Centennial Park, whilst at the same time helping to fund the ongoing work of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 April 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM13/10

 

 

Subject:                  Donation of Large Print Books to Prince of Wales Hospital

Folder No:                   F2004/08383

Author:                   Barbara Todes, Manager Library Services     

 

Introduction

The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, has asked whether Randwick City Library Service could donate any large print books, which the library cannot sell, to the hospital for its elderly patients to read.

Issues

The library currently tries to sell its discarded large print books, but there is not a huge demand for this format. Donating these books to the Prince of Wales Hospital would be a positive outcome as it extends the life of these titles and is of benefit to the patients.

Financial impact statement

 

The books are valued at $500.

 

Conclusion

 

That large print books which have been discarded by the Randwick City Library Service and cannot be sold, be donated to the Prince of Wales Hospital for use by their elderly patients.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approve the donation $500 of books to the Prince of Wales Hospital and this be funded from the 2009-10 Contingency Fund.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

  


Ordinary Council

27 April 2010

 

 

 

General Manager's Report No. GM12/10

 

 

Subject:                  Invitation to Attend LGMA National Congress 2010 & International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference

Folder No:                   F2004/07399

Author:                   Ray Brownlee, General Manager     

 

Introduction

 

Invitations have been received for Councillors to attend the LGMA National Congress 2010 to be held in Adelaide from 16 through to 19 May 2010 and the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference to be held in Melbourne from 3 through to 6 May 2010.

 

Issues

 

The theme for this year’s LGMA National Congress is “New Beginnings” with the conference exploring how local government can effectively assist communities to respond to and recover from climatic and financial crises. This is a very topical conference, given the unprecedented challenges facing local government in terms of the global financial crisis and structural reform to better service our communities.

 

Issues being discussed include working with the not for profit sector to build community resilience, improving customer service, women in the workplace and reducing the risk of climate change. These are all very pertinent issues facing Randwick Council right now.

 

The theme for the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference is “Working to Generate Positive Social Change for Older People” and will focus on climate change, social inclusion, human rights, resourcing change and healthy ageing. This conference is also very relevant to Council due to the ageing demographics of both our workforce and the general population.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 11:     Providing a work environment that respects and maximises opportunities and potential and enables staff/Councillors to contribute to the achievement of the outcomes of the organisation.

 

Direction 11d:    Structured learning and development ensures that staff/Councillors have the skills, knowledge and competencies to meet the organisation’s demands and the demands of a challenging workplace.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Councillors’ attendance at these conferences has been allowed for in the 2009-10 budget.

 


Conclusion

 

Theses conferences will attract leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners in the community and local government.  Delegates will include senior bureaucrats from federal, state and local government, community sector leaders and high profile speakers in their respective fields of expertise from the private and public sectors.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the invitations to attend the LGMA National Congress 2010 and the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference be accepted; and

 

b)     any interested Councillors advise the General Manager as soon as possible for registration purposes.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil