Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 22 June 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

22 June 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, 22 June 2010 at 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

MM18/10   Randwick Boys and Girls High Schools - request for financial assistance

MM19/10   Cana Ball - Waiving of Fees for Use of Town Hall

MM20/10   Development and Management of Bush Tucker Track at La Perouse

MM21/10   Cancer Council NSW - Annual Eastern Suburbs Relay for Life Event

MM22/10   Change of Date for July 2010 Committee Meetings

MM23/10   Passing of former Mayor of Randwick City Council - William (Bill) Blake            

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM18/10

 

 

Subject:                  Randwick Boys and Girls High Schools - request for financial assistance

Folder No:                   F2010/06574

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

I have received a request for financial assistance from Ms Maxine Ford, Liaison Teacher at Randwick Boys High School requesting financial assistance for a combined Randwick Boys and Randwick Girls High Schools production to be held at NIDA in September, given the cancellation of the Rock Eisteddfod competition.

 

Issues

 

The combined Randwick Girls/Boys Rock Eisteddfod team has had phenomenal success in past competitions, being placed in the first five in the Premier Division every year since 1992. For the past eight years they have won a place in the National Competition which has been televised nationally. The most recent production in 2009 saw the RAW team placed 3rd in the state, and the Premier team placed 2nd in the state, and 3rd in the national competition.

 

180 students are involved in the combined performance and each one signs a pledge not to smoke, drink or use any drugs during the production year.

 

This year, due to the cancellation of the Rock Eisteddfod competition, the Randwick Boys and Randwick Girls High Schools are putting on their own production, 'Australian Stories', featuring a number of different items showcasing student talents in dance, drama, singing and music. This show will be held at NIDA Parade Theatre Kensington on Wednesday 1 September 2010.

 

In the absence of the Eisteddfod, the Schools have asked for financial assistance from Council for the proposed September production. The event will be a ‘drug-free’ event which positively encourages a healthy lifestyle, as well as fostering the development of the students' talents in the creative arts.

 

Financial impact statement

 

If the report recommendation is adopted, the donation will be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Council has provided financial support for the Randwick Girls/Randwick Boys Rock Eisteddfod team for a number of years and, given the cancellation of the Rock Eisteddfod competition, it is recommendation that Council contribute towards the cost of the Schools own production.  It is considered that this is an important community event and worthy of continued financial assistance from Council.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council donate $3,000.00 to the Randwick Girls and Boys High Schools for the   combined production to be held at NIDA in September 2010 (in the absence of    the Rock Eisteddfod competition), such funds to come from the 2010-11       Contingency Fund budget.

 

b)     the Schools undertake to appropriately and prominently promote Council’s        sponsorship of the event.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM19/10

 

 

Subject:                  Cana Ball - Waiving of Fees for Use of Town Hall

Folder No:                   F2010/06574

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Cana Communities is a group undertaking tremendous work with homeless people with mental illnesses who have approached Council for free use of the Town Hall for a “Cana Ball” during the forthcoming Mental Health Week in October. They have specifically asked for Councillor Tracey and Mrs Tracey to represent Council at the Ball, as they have done for the previous three years. The intention is to hold a free ball for people with mental illness each of whom would be accompanied by a volunteer from Cana. The proposed date of the ball is Friday 8th October 2010.

 

Issues

 

The ball is to be held on Friday 8th October, 2010 and the cost to hire the Town Hall for the evening would be:

 

3pm – 5pm (Friday 8th October)          2 x $115/hour =$230.00

5pm – 1am (Friday 8th October)          8 x $195/hour =$1,560.00

Total hire fee:                                                         $1,790.00

 

Plus refundable bond:                                               $1000.00

 

Financial Impact Statement:

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $1,790.00 and this amount could be funded from the 20010/2011 Council Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that the Cana Ball is a very worthwhile community event, which is being made possible by a non-profit organisation. To assist with the event, it is recommended that the costs associated with the hire of the Town Hall for the evening be waived and that Councillor Paul Tracey and Mrs Sue Tracey be authorised to attend the Ball as Council’s representatives.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)       Council vote $1,790.00 to cover the fees associated with the use of the Town Hall for the Cana Ball and funds be allocated from the 2010/2011 Council Contingency Fund;

 

b)       the event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and

 

c)       Councillor Paul Tracey and Mrs Sue Tracey be authorised to attend the ball as Council’s representatives and be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM20/10

 

 

Subject:                  Development and Management of Bush Tucker Track at La Perouse

Folder No:                   F2007/00684

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Ongoing meetings and correspondence between the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation and Council staff have taken place over the last few months with respect to the development and management of the Bush Tucker Track at La Perouse. The purpose of this Mayoral Minute is to brief Council on these developments and to formalise an agreement between the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation and Randwick City Council for both the development and management of the Bush Tucker Track at La Perouse.

 

Issues

 

The Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation initially approached Council to voice its concerns over unauthorised tourism operators running tours of the Bush Tucker Track. It was alleged that these operators were causing damage to local plant species and using the native artworks as the focal point of their tours. The meeting noted that the most appropriate means of limiting such occurrences would be for Guriwal to oversee the development and use of the Track so that tours could be undertaken that were sympathetic to the native vegetation and would also afford the appropriate respect to all native artwork in the area.

 

Council staff are in agreement with this initiative in principle as Guriwal have advised that they will be submitting a detailed Business Plan to Council in the very near future. In addition, correspondence has been received from the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council which states their support for Guriwal’s Tourism Strategy, including the Bush Tucker Track.

 

This is a unique situation in that this initiative is one that can only be effectively managed by a group with intimate knowledge of the traditions of the area. After receiving written endorsement from the Land Council as mentioned above, it is felt that the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation is in the best position to manage this project effectively and in keeping with Aboriginal custom.

 

It is proposed that a Deed of Agreement be formulated between the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation and Council. As part of this Deed of Agreement, any enquiries received by Council from other commercial ventures interested in conducting tours of the Bush Tucker Track will be referred to Guriwal. Guriwal will be required to keep a record of all such referrals from Council, as well as direct approaches, and advise Council of those ventures both approved and rejected, along with reasons for their decision.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact on Council other than any general maintenance work to the immediate area required to be carried out. Such work will be agreed between the parties in the near future.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

The Bush Tucker Track is an extremely important initiative in that it forms the first stage of the Guriwal Tourism Strategy, which is hoped to allow Guriwal and the local community to develop employment opportunities and gain financial independence through a range of tourism projects. This particular project is also seen as a catalyst for other related initiatives including workshops, the sale of artefacts and bush tucker programs.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That a Deed of Agreement between the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation and Randwick City Council to manage and develop the Bush Tucker Track at La Perouse be entered into, subject to the submission of a detailed Business Pan by the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM21/10

 

 

Subject:                  Cancer Council NSW - Annual Eastern Suburbs Relay for Life Event

Folder No:                   F2009/00041

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

 

The second annual Eastern Suburbs ‘Relay For Life’ was held at McKay Oval in Centennial Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May 2010. The event brought together both Randwick and Waverley Councils and the Centennial Parklands Trust.

 

Relay For Life, a 24 hour walkathon, is a fun, outdoor and overnight fundraising event for the Cancer Council, where teams of 10 to 15 people take turns to walk around a local oval (in this case McKay Oval in Centennial Park). The event honours those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

 

Issues

 

Council has formed a ‘community partnership’ with the Cancer Council and supported the event in this capacity. Council also agreed to fund the cost of hiring safety equipment for the event. The Eastern Suburbs Relay For Life was a very successful event, with 50 teams participating and approximately $150,000 being raised for cancer research. Over the weekend there was live entertainment, kid’s activities, market stalls and food stalls, all which resulted in a very positive atmosphere.

 

A number of Councillors and Council staff participated in the event and entered into the spirit of the day, through fundraising, dressing up and cooking etc. It is proposed that a small reception be provided in the Lodge Room for members of the Relay for Life Committee, staff who participated in the event and the significant sponsors of the Mayor’s Team.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The second annual Eastern Suburbs Relay For Life proved to be a very successful event and has become a regular on the Cancer Council fundraising calendar.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That a small reception be provided in the Lodge Room as a show of appreciation for the members of the Relay for Life Committee, staff who participated in the Eastern Suburbs Relay for Life event and the significant sponsors of the Mayor’s Team.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM22/10

 

 

Subject:                  Change of Date for July 2010 Committee Meetings

Folder No:                   F2004/06565

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

 

Introduction

 

At its Ordinary Council Meeting held 8th December, 2009 Council resolved that:

 

(a)    the invitation from the Mayor of Rockhampton City Council to attend the 2010 Australian Sister Cities Association national conference be accepted; and

 

(b)    any interested councillors advise the General Manager for registration purposes.

 

Issues

 

In order to facilitate the attendance of interested Councillors at this year’s ASCA conference it will be necessary to move the Committee Meetings scheduled for 13th July, 2010 back one week to the 20th July, 2010. Subject to Council approval, arrangements will be made to change the meeting dates in the Mayoral Column.

 

Financial Impact Statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

As Council has endorsed the attendance of Councillors at the ASCA Conference at Rockhampton, Queensland in July 2010 the committee meetings in July will have to be held one week later than scheduled.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That in order to facilitate the attendance of Council’s delegation at this year’s Australian Sister Cities Conference, the Committee Meetings scheduled for 13th July, 2010 be rescheduled to the 20th July, 2010.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

22 June 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM23/10

 

 

Subject:                  Passing of former Mayor of Randwick City Council - William (Bill) Blake

Folder No:                   F2005/00266

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

It is with great sadness that I inform Council of the passing of former Mayor of Randwick City Council, Mr William (Bill) Blake at 90 years of age.

 

Issues

 

Bill Blake was first elected on to Council as a Councillor in 1980 and served our City with great passion and distinction up until 1991. Bill’s career included a term as Mayor from 1988-1989 and two (2) terms as Deputy Mayor from 1986-1987 and again from 1990-1991.

 

Bill Blake was an active member of the local community, having operated a pharmacy on Maroubra Road for approximately 30 years prior to his retirement.  Bill was also an active member of the Maroubra Chamber of Commerce during the period he had the pharmacy and was a life member of the Maroubra Lions Club. Bill was a member of the Maroubra Lions Club for over 30 years and was the President of the Club in 1980.  He became a life member prior to moving to the north coast to be with family approximately 5 years ago.

 

Bill is survived by his wife Ruth, 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren and will be sadly missed, not only by his family, but also by many members of the local community. 

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick City has lost a past Mayor and a dedicated and active member of the community.  Council has already extended its deepest sympathies to his wife and family.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council sends its condolences to the Blake family on the passing of former Mayor William (Bill) Blake.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil