Ordinary Council Meeting

 

 

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 27 July 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 July 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 July 2010 at 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

MM24/10   Funding request - art exhibition of Mr Tony Rafty's drawings (caricatures) at the Prince Henry Centre

MM25/10   Waiving of fees - Banner for Brigidine College, Randwick

MM26/10   Randwick Rugby Foundation - Invitation to Attend Randwick Rugby Hall of Fame Event

MM27/10   Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee - Request for Randwick Council to Host Presentation Function

MM28/10   Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sports - Chifley Sports Reserve

MM29/10   Supported Living Network 12 Hour Cycle Challenge

MM30/10   Sister City Relationship with Narrabri Shire Council

MM31/10   Strengthening of Partnership Between Randwick City Council and Local High Schools

MM32/10   The Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses' Association - Request for Use of Prince Henry Centre

MM33/10   Randwick's University-Hospital Precinct: MOU on Rail Public Transport Infrastructure

MM34/10   Donation - National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch)

MM35/10   Keith Stewart painting            

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM24/10

 

 

Subject:                  Funding request - art exhibition of Mr Tony Rafty's drawings (caricatures) at the Prince Henry Centre

Folder No:                   F2008/00407

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Mr Tony Rafty is seeking assistance from Council to help him stage a two week long exhibition of his work at the Prince Henry Centre.  He has communicated to me that he would like to exhibit the highlights of his career achievements to members of the community.  The assistance sought from Council includes the use of a venue to hold a two week long exhibition, market the event to the public and advertise in the media.

 

Issues

 

Mr Tony Rafty used to work for the Sun and Sun Herald as a Caricaturist.  Although retired from this position, Mr Rafty has in his possession a large collection of his ink drawings and water colours of politicians, well-known sporting personalities and celebrities which he has drawn.  The majority of these works are autographed by the subject of his caricatures. These include original drawings of Australia’s last 10 prime ministers, Frank Sinatra, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Sammy Davis Junior, Bob Hope Cathy Freedman, Ian Thorpe, Susie O’Neill, Dawn Fraser, and a number of prominent Australian politicians.

 

There are a number of ways the Council can support and exhibit his works.  This includes:

 

·      Selection of works for exhibiting.  There are many to sort through and will require staff time or the employment of curatorial services. 

·      Framing of selected drawings.  The majority of the works are unframed and since these are works on paper, they could easily be damaged.  Framing serves to protect the artwork as well as improving the presentation quality of the exhibition.

 

There is also scope to negotiate with Mr Rafty to agree to the loan of a selection of his works to be displayed, post exhibition, in either of the libraries in Maroubra and Randwick for an agreed period of time (at least 3 years).  Examples of the works appropriate for display are the caricatures of the last 10 Australian Prime Ministers, and some of the more colourful politicians, and local identified known for their services to the community.  It would also be pertinent to secure from Mr Rafty a written agreement of the loan period.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The following is an estimate of the costs involved in staging a two week long exhibition at the Prince Henry Centre: 

 

Hire of foyer wall space for 2 weeks (including weekends)       $   3,000*

Venue hire for official launch (4 hours)                                 $   1,495*

Media, advertising and promotion expenses                           $   1,300

Framing of 40 pictures (@$70 per unit)                                $   2,800

Hanging and curator services                                             $   1,400

Valuation costs for insurance purposes                                $   1,400

Refreshment for launch of exhibition                                    $      600

Total                                                                                                $11,995

 

* In-kind costs

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $11,995, comprising of $4,495 (waiver of fees) and $7,500 (financial assistance), to be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund. The purpose of seeking an independent valuation of the framed caricatures is to facilitate additional on-site insurance cover against potential damage or theft during the exhibition period.

 

Conclusion

 

Mr Rafty is a noted caricaturist and cartoon historian.  An exhibition of Mr Rafty’s work is expected to attract considerable interest within the community and the nature of his works has broad appeal to all ages.  The event will also provide the Council with the opportunity to attract more visitors to the Prince Henry Centre and is consistent with our City’s cultural plan’s vision of supporting the many forms of creative expression, including the visual arts. There is also an opportunity to secure from Mr Rafty the loan of a number of exhibits afterwards, to be hung in a secure position within Council’s libraries.

 

Recommendation

That:

 

a.     Council vote $11,995 to cover the costs associated with the event and that funds be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund;

 

b.     Council staff to negotiate with Mr Rafty or his representative to consent to the loan of a number of framed caricatures, after this exhibition, for display in Council library or similar Council owned premises, for an agreed time frame;

 

c.     Funding to be contingent upon Mr Rafty agreeing to sign a declaration that the Council will not be held liable for the theft or damage of artwork incurred during the transportation of artworks between his home and the exhibition venue; and

 

d.     The Mayor or the Mayor’s representative shall be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Information about Mr Tony Rafty, as a noted caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and cartoon historian.

 

 

 

 


Information about Mr Tony Rafty, as a noted caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and cartoon historian.

Attachment 1

 

 

Tony Rafty,

caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator, journalist and cartoon historian, was born Anthony Raftopoulos in Paddington, NSW, son of Denis Raftopoulos who migrated to Australia in 1902 but returned to Greece for a wife (and a war). Tony Rafty, as he was known, was educated at Rose Bay Public School and the Central Technical College, Ultimo, until forced to leave at the age of 14 due to his parents' poverty. He and his brother Stan then worked as golf caddies.

Tony's first job as a cartoonist in 1939 was with the Referee (a sporting paper then in Ezra Norton's stable, along with Smith's Weekly). He joined the Sun Associated Newspapers group in 1940 but enlisted in the AIF in 1941. He was a war artist and correspondent in New Guinea until discharged as medically unfit with malaria seven months before the end of the war. A month later he was back in New Guinea as artist-correspondent for Associated Newspapers (also other WWII stations: see file). Some of his wartime drawings were reproduced in Pix (see file). In 1948 he became the first Australian to draw an Australian comic book (acc. Lindesay). Ron Tarrant in the Secret Service, compiled from comic strips drawn in 1940-41, was published by the NSW Bookstall Coy, acc. Rafty c.v. He also created the strip Mugs the golfer.

He freelanced from 1957 to 1962 then rejoined the Sun and Sun-Herald as cartoonist, illustrator and sporting cartoonist, remaining until 1981. A book of caricatures, Tony Rafty's Golfing greats with text by Terry Smith, was published by Rigby, Adelaide in 1983 (ML 796.3520922/1). He claims to have done about 20,000 drawings over half a century; 4,000 form the main part of his own 'World of Caricature' collection. (Some were offered to the SLNSW in 1998 by his son, under the Taxation Incentive for the Arts scheme.) ML (PXD 764) has a collection of 8 placemats for the Australian War Correspondents Association Anzac Day luncheons 1989-97 and about 56 for Journalists' Club dinners from 1989 to 1998 drawn by Rafty and other artists.

A noted cartoon historian, Rafty organised the exhibition Fifty Years of Australian Cartooning at the Sydney Journalists' Club in 1964. It moved to Farmers' Blaxland Gallery (11-19 September) and interstate to the Myer Mural Hall, Melbourne (November). 150 artists were represented, with biographical and career details in the catalogue compiled by Rafty and Brodie Mack. As Lindesay points out, it was the most comprehensive exhibition of Australian cartoons up to this time.

Rafty was elected president of the Australian Black and White Artists' Club in 1975. He claims he was a founding member, presumably this must have been when the club was reformed in the 1930s as he's not on the 1924 list (see Harry Weston). He was smocked in 1988, elected a life member in 1991 and awarded a Silver Stanley in 1997. He continues to do cartoons, exhibiting The Wik time bomb, published in the Greek Herald in 1997, in Bringing the House Down: 12 Months of Australian Political Humour (Canberra: National Museum of Australia/ Old Parliament House exhibition, 1997), cat. 96. He is also a longtime member and former president of the Sydney Journalists' Club and the War Correspondents' Association. OAM awarded 1991. In 1997 he had been married for fifty years to Sheila; they have five children.

Staff Writer

http://www.daao.org.au/main/read/5272


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM25/10

 

Subject:                  Waiving of fees - Banner for Brigidine College, Randwick

Folder No:                   F2010/00096

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from Mr John Beehag, Business Manager, Brigidine College Randwick, seeking the waiving of fees associated with the installation of two banners (intersection of Anzac Parade and Beauchamp Road, Maroubra and Anzac Parade and Bunnerong Road, Kingsford), advertising the school’s Open Day on 2 March 2011.

 

Issues

 

Brigidine College Randwick would like to display their banners to advertise their Open Day and invite members of the community to visit the school.

 

Costing as follows:

 

Application fee                                                                                $  153.00

Installation and removal of banner @ $650.00 x 2 banners                      $1,300.00

Hire of banner poles @ $575.00 per week x 2 weeks x 2 banners              $2,300.00 Total                                                                                                                $3,753.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3,753.00 and there are currently sufficient funds in the 2010-11 Contingency Fund to cover this contribution.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should vote to waive the fees associated with the installation and dismantling of the banners and that the funds be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the fees associated with the installation and dismantling of two banners and the hire of Council’s banner poles for Brigidine College Randwick (intersection of Anzac Parade and Beauchamp Road, Maroubra and Anzac Parade and Bunnerong Road, Kingsford), be waived and $3,753.00 be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund; and

 

b)     the organisers undertakes to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and    promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the Open Day.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM26/10

 

 

Subject:                  Randwick Rugby Foundation - Invitation to Attend Randwick Rugby Hall of Fame Event

Folder No:                   F2004/07396

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

An invitation has been received from the Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club for Council to make a donation to the Randwick Rugby Foundation in the form of booking a table of ten at the Randwick Rugby Hall of Fame Team Induction Lunch 2010.

 

Issues

 

Since its inception in 1882, the Randwick Rugby Club has seen tens of thousands of young men pass through its ranks. The club has allowed these young men to develop their skills, participate in the local community and make many life long friends.

 

The Randwick Rugby Foundation Appeal was established by the Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club so they could continue their ongoing development of the Rugby Club in providing young men in the Randwick City community the opportunity to participate in one of our most integral and healthy community pastimes.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The requested donation, in the form of a table booking for ten at the abovementioned event, totals $1,500.00. If the report recommendation is adopted, the donation can be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

The Randwick Rugby Club is quite possibly the best known rugby club in Australia and is a source of pride for all residents in Randwick City. Council should support the ongoing development of this wonderful institution in their efforts to provide more young men with the chance to improve themselves both physically and mentally.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council support the Randwick Rugby Club by making a donation to the Randwick Rugby Foundation in the form of booking a table at the Randwick Rugby Hall of Fame Team Induction Lunch 2010, to be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM27/10

 

 

Subject:                  Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee - Request for Randwick Council to Host Presentation Function

Folder No:                   F2010/08174

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee for Council to host the next presentation function for this event in March 2011.

 

Issues

 

The Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee is a committee of SSROC which organises several nautical events around Australia Day each year to enhance the celebration of our national day and at the same time promote the boating/yachting fraternities, SSROC Councils and their LGA’s. The Committee is composed of Councillors from each participating Council, various boating/yacht clubs and other stakeholders.

 

There are three major events organised by the Committee each year. The first is the Navigators Cup, which commemorates the association between Botany Bay, Captain Arthur Phillip and the famous explorers Cook and La Perouse. The other two events are the Australia Day Regatta and the Councillors’ Challenge. In 2010 the Mayor of Randwick and our Lady Mayoress witnessed the start of the Navigators Cup and several of Randwick’s Councillors participate in the Councillors’ Challenge. Each year around March the Committee holds a function to present prizes to winners and placegetters in the three events mentioned above.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Funds for events such as this have been allowed for in the 2010-11 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Conclusion

 

The SSROC Councils take it in turn to host the presentation function each year. In 2010 the function was hosted by Sutherland Shire Council and the prizes were awarded by Her Excellency, Governor Lady Bashir and by the French Consul General who normally attends each year. As it is Randwick Council’s turn to host the function it would be appropriate to do so.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council agrees to host the next presentation function for the Australia Day Botany Bay Regatta Committee in March 2011, such funds to come from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM28/10

 

 

Subject:                  Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sports - Chifley Sports Reserve

Folder No:                   F2009/00086

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council officers have finalised the Plan of Management relating to Chifley Sports Reserve.  The consultation period has been completed and the outcomes are provided in the Council officer’s report on the business paper.

 

Issues

 

I propose that Chifley Sports Reserve be designated the “Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sport”.  Whilst the reserve will be used by other sports groups and for general passive users, it is proposed to seek input from the South Sydney Junior Rugby League, the South Sydney Football Club, Randwick Rugby, the local soccer clubs, the Australian Football League (through the Maroubra Saints), the Eastern Suburbs Junior Baseball League and Cricket Australia, to provide a centre and focus for local young indigenous sport people, to be acknowledged as the first in Australia.  It is proposed that the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sports will also provide education and training in life skills for the participants.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact to Council with this proposal.  However, Council may consider not charging for local majority indigenous sport teams.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sport at the Chifley Sports Reserve will provide a focus for young indigenous sports people.

 

Recommendation

 

That the General Manager seeks support from the sporting groups listed to set up the “Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sport” at the Chifley Sports Reserve.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM29/10

 

 

Subject:                  Supported Living Network 12 Hour Cycle Challenge

Folder No:                   F2010/00096

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

An application has been received from Mr Ivan Schwartz, Supported Living Network, seeking Councils assistance in the waiving of fees for a 12 hour cycle event at Heffron Park, Maroubra on 21 November 2010 from 6.00am to 6.00pm.

 

Issues

 

Mr Schwartz has advised:

 

“Supported Living Network is an organisation that focuses on the needs of people with disabilities by assisting them in planning outcomes to cope with life in the community.  This event will help lift the profile of the grossly under-funded disability section in this state and make a difference in people’s lives”.

 

Mr Schwartz is requesting Council waive all Council’s associated fees for this event:

 

        Application Fee:                                $   500.00

        Hire of Cycle Track/Event  Fee            $1,578.00

        10 Food Stalls                                  $   975.00

        Supply and Remove 15 sulo bins           $   800.00

        Total:                                                        $3,853.00

 

Financial impact statemen000t

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $3,853.00 which will be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that this cycling event is a worthwhile event and it is recommended that costs be allocated to cover the associated fees.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $3,853.00  to cover the fees associated for the Supported Living Network event at the Heffron Park cycle track and funds be charged to the 2010-11 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)     the Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM30/10

 

 

Subject:                  Sister City Relationship with Narrabri Shire Council

Folder No:                   F2005/00294

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

During a recent visit to Council by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Narrabri Shire Council, discussions were held regarding the development of a sister city relationship with Narrabri along the same lines as that currently enjoyed with Temora Shire Council.

 

Issues

 

Narrabri is located 568 kilometres north west of Sydney following the Mid Western, Mitchell, Oxley and Newell Highways via Bathurst, Dubbo and Coonabarabran. Narrabri is situated in the fertile Namoi River Valley on the North West slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The area produces high quality cotton, wheat, sheep and cattle.

 

Randwick City has, in recent years, had a very successful relationship with Temora Shire Council in rural NSW. Recent activities between Randwick and Temora have included:

 

·      a management practices exchange program;

·      Larry the Lifeguard visit to Temora to provide an educational experience to children about water safety; and

·      the offer of assistance with the implementation of the Councillors’ Online Training Program.

 

Narrabri Shire Council recently passed a unanimous resolution to proceed with a sister city relationship with Randwick City Council. Given the success of the current relationship between Randwick City and Temora Shire Councils, there is merit in pursuing a further sister city relationship with Narrabri Shire Council in country NSW.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

In the spirit of shared services being encouraged by the Division of Local Government, it is suggested that Council enter into a Charter arrangement and invite Narrabri Shire Council representatives to meet and explore appropriate interactions.

 

Recommendation

 

That Randwick City Council agree to enter into a sister city relationship with Narrabri Shire Council and that the Mayor be authorised to sign a Charter between the Councils and to meet with representatives of Narrabri Shire Council to explore appropriate interactions.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM31/10

 

 

Subject:                  Strengthening of Partnership Between Randwick City Council and Local High Schools

Folder No:                   F2004/07708

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

After meeting with relevant Council staff recently, a need was identified to establish a working relationship with our local high schools in order to address issues of great importance affecting our youth. A decision was made to invite both Principals and Vice Principals from all our high schools to meet with the Mayor and relevant staff from Council to exchange information, determine the needs of our high schools and to look at ways of working together in the future to address the important issues affecting the youth of today.

 

Issues

 

In a similar vein to the education briefings with principals instigated by Mayor, Ted Seng in 2005, a meeting was held on Wednesday 30 June, 2010 at the Randwick Library. The meeting was attended by the Mayor and Cr Kiel Smith, selected Council staff and the Principals from the vast majority of our local High Schools. An information brochure was provided by Council to all the High Schools which included sections on Youth Services, Community Programs & Partnerships, Integrated Transport, Open Space Bushland, Council Events, Council’s Library Service and Sustainability.

 

Issues on the agenda and discussed at this initial meeting included:

 

·           Establishment of a Youth Advisory Committee to advise Council on youth issues and to assist in organising activities for young people and gathering ideas and solutions;

 

·           Randwick Ecoliving School Challenge will be part of the Ecoliving Fair this year providing an opportunity for schools to enter their projects and win prizes;

 

·           A proposed student exchange program with the island of Rhodes, Greece which would be extended to all high schools in Randwick City;

 

·           Seeking ways to modernise the use of Council’s sister city relationships and to engage young people as ambassadors;

 

·           Council would like to host a series of debates throughout the year and will be seeking participation from local schools;

 

·           An outline of resources available and events being held at council libraries;

 

·           Youth mental health including homelessness is an issue for some schools;

 

·           A proposed shop front of youth community services, including the Shack, who could visit the schools during lunch times over a week to talk to the students, provide advice and gather ideas; and

·           Council’s Community Project Officer, Ms Avril Jeans, will be meeting with the South East Sydney and Illawarra Health Services to discuss support for youth mental health in local schools and the community.

 

Discussions were also held in order to determine the best possible way for Council and the High Schools to keep in touch on a regular basis and to stay abreast of the current needs of our schools. As a result, Council’s Community Project Officer, Ms Avril Jeans will investigate setting up a contact email group for Council and Randwick City High Schools. This email group would canvass issues, detail Council’s Community Programs that are available and host a variety of group discussions.

 

In the meantime, the schools were directed to the Human Services Network, which provides resources for groups including:

 

·           Group email contacts;

·           Chat facilities;

·           Databases for minutes, reports and other files; and

·           Restricted membership.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

It was determined at the meeting that, in addition to the establishment of the email contact group, two of these face-to-face breakfast meetings are to be held each year to discuss the abovementioned matters as well as any new issues that arise which affect the youth in our schools.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorse the formation of this partnership between Randwick City Council and our local High Schools and hold two meetings per year to discuss and address all pertinent matters affecting the youth in our schools.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM32/10

 

Subject:                  The Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses' Association - Request for Use of Prince Henry Centre

Folder No:                   F2004/06540

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses’ Association for Council to assist in the conduct of their annual reunion by waiving the fees for the hire of the Prince Henry Centre on Saturday 30 October 2010.

 

Issues

 

For over fifty years on the last Saturday in October, ex-trainees of the prince Henry Hospital have held a reunion at the hospital. Since the closure of the hospital, the reunions have been held in the Nursing and Medical Museum with over one hundred and thirty people in attendance last year alone. As this space is rather limited, a request has been received to use the Prince Henry Centre to hold this event.

 

This Association is heavily involved in the local community and their ongoing participation in numerous historical and cultural functions has helped greatly to promote the Prince Henry area. In addition the Association conducts tours in the Nursing and Medical Museum that caters to groups such as the War Widows Guild, Returned Services Leagues, Legacy, Probus and many seniors groups. It is considered appropriate to support the Association’s request.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The following is an estimate of the costs involved in hire of the Prince Henry Centre on 30 October 2010: 

 

Venue hire (4 hours)                                                                $1,495

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $1,495, to be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Being a self funded organisation that does not meet the criteria for Cultural Grant funding, it is considered appropriate to support the Association’s request in light of the wonderful work they do in our local community.

 

Recommendation

 

That the request received from the Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses’ Association for Council to assist in the conduct of their annual reunion by waiving the fees for the hire of the Prince Henry Centre on Saturday 30 October 2010 (totalling $1,495) be granted, such funds to come from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM33/10

 

 

Subject:                  Randwick's University-Hospital Precinct: MOU on Rail Public Transport Infrastructure

Folder No:                   F2008/00640

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Recent planning for Randwick’s University-Hospital Precinct has confirmed the critical importance of improved public transport to meet the current and future demands of this growing precinct, along with Randwick City’s needs. 

 

Input to the precinct-planning from key stakeholders and state agencies, included UNSW, Randwick Hospitals Campus and Randwick Racecourse, who all agree on the need for better public transport for their futures.

 

Issues

 

This Precinct is Randwick City’s largest employment centre. Around 50,000 students and workers travel to the Precinct every day. An additional 1.3 million people visit the hospitals campus for treatment each year, excluding carers and visitors.

 

Students and workers have a high utilisation of public transport, with 56% and 20% respectively. Public transport services are provided solely by buses, and while there is a high frequency of services, there are significant problems of overcrowding, congestion at bus stops and limited routes providing local and subregional connections.

 

UNSW is the only university in Sydney without a rail connection, and current bus services are inadequate to meet demand. There is limited ability to meet current and future demand for the university and the precinct as a whole through bus services alone, and a rail-based mass transit service is critical to maintain and improve sustainable transport usage.

 

The state government is currently reviewing its Metropolitan and Transport planning, and it is vital that better pubic transport for Randwick City and its University-Hospitals precinct is considered as part of this process.

 

I recommend that Council builds on the relationships already established with key institutions and trip generators in the Precinct through the University-Hospital Precinct Technical Working Group, to pursue rail public transport infrastructure for this important centre.

 

I note that the General Manager will liaise with these stakeholders to seek agreement to the signing of the MOU, and will make any minor modifications which may be required based on discussions with the stakeholders.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorse, as a priority, preparation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Council and key institutions and trip generators in the University-Hospital Precinct, that outlines a formal working relationship and program of joint activities to promote the planning, commitment and delivery of rail transport infrastructure to the Precinct and Randwick City.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Draft Memorandum of Understanding

 

 

 

 


Draft Memorandum of Understanding

Attachment 1

 

 

 

 

 

Draft

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

 

ON

 

RAIL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

FOR THE RANDWICK

EDUCATION AND HEALTH SPECIALISED CENTRE

 

 

 

between

 

RANDWICK CITY COUNCIL

 

and

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 

and

 

SOUTH EASTERN SYDNEY & ILLAWARRA AREA HEALTH SERVICE

 

and

 

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

 


 

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made this _ _ _ day of _ _ _ 2010 between

 

Randwick City Council (RCC)

 

and

 

South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service (SESIAHS)

 

and

 

Randwick Royal Racecourse (RRR)

 

and

 

the University of New South Wales (UNSW)

 

Hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”.

 

 

RECITALS:

 

A.  RCC is established as a Council in the State of New South Wales;

 

B.  UNSW is a corporation under the University of New South Wales Act 1989 and an institution of higher learning in Australia;

 

C.  SESIAHS is a government agency within NSW Government

 

D.  RRR is operated by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC)

 

E.  The Parties wish to record their intention to co-operate to mutual advantage in relation to transport issues and specifically, future mass transit for the locality.

 

F.  The ‘Centre’ is the Randwick Education and Health Centre.

 

 

 

1.    PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this MOU is to formalise a working relationship between the Parties to co-operate in progressing the provision of rail transport infrastructure to Randwick City, for the benefit of the Parties and Randwick City.

 

 

2.    OBJECTVES

 

This MOU will:

 

o    assist in clarifying to the NSW and Federal Governments a unified message from the Centre’s key institutional stakeholders that clear commitment and timeframes for the planning and provision of mass rail transport infrastructure is essential to an effective and prosperous future for the Centre;

 

o    assist in continuing to strengthen the working relationships between the parties and adjoining stakeholders to achieve sustainable transport outcomes within the Centre and Randwick City;

 

o    assist in implementing the sustainable, integrated and accessible transport outcomes highlighted in the Randwick City Plan 2010;

 

o    assist in developing and implementing the transport strategies and meeting the current and future public transport needs of the key institutions, being major employment destinations within the Centre and Randwick City.

 

 

3.    PROGRAM OF JOINT ACTIVITIES

 

In pursuance of the objectives in clause 2 the Parties will co-operate in the program of joint activities (“Program”) referred to in the Schedule of this MOU.  No particular priority is given to any activity in the Program.

 

4.      CONSULTATION AND REVIEW

 

The Parties will consult together upon request of either Party regarding any matter relating to this MOU and will endeavour to co-operatively carry out the Program.

 

The Parties will meet regularly to review the allocation of resources and progress of the Program.

 

5.      DURATION

 

This MOU will commence upon signature by representatives of the Parties and will remain effective for a period of 5 years, after which it may be extended by a written agreement signed by the Parties.

 

6.      AMENDMENT

 

This MOU may be amended by written agreement between the Parties at any time during its term.

 

7.      TERMINATION

 

A Party may terminate this MOU for any or no reason at its own discretion by giving the other Party 30 days written notice of termination.

 

8.      INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

The ownership of any intellectual property created or developed jointly by the Parties in carrying out the Program under this MOU will be owned jointly by the Parties.  This will be in proportion to the contribution of each Party to the creation of the intellectual property, subject to a licence that each Party hereby grants to the other Party such that each may use, copy, adapt or publish the jointly developed intellectual property for purposes directly connected with that Party’s statutory functions, excluding the purpose of commercialisation.

 

 

 

 

9.      CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE

 

The Parties will not disclose or distribute to any third party, any information that is supplied and marked or stated to be “in-confidence” by the originating Party except as and to the extent authorised in writing by the originating Party.

 

The Parties may disclose publicly the terms of this MOU.

 

The Parties support the release of information to the public media and to residents and ratepayers of RCC on the progress of the Program.  The Parties will endeavour to consult with each other before the release of such information where the releasing Party should reasonably expect the other Party to wish to, or be entitled to, have an interest in the subject matter or the nature of the release.

 

10.    FINANCIAL COMMITMENT AND STAFF RESOURCES

 

The Program carried out under this MOU will be subject to the availability of funds and staff resources each Party determines, in its absolute discretion, to commit to the Program or any part of it.

 

The costs of joint activities will be funded as mutually agreed between the Parties.

 

Subject to this clause, each party will provide staff resources adequate to carry out its own commitments made from time to time in relation to the Program.

 

11.    LEGAL STATUS

 

While this MOU formalises the working relationship between the Parties, it is not intended by any Party to have any legally binding effect save for Clauses 8 and 9.

 

It is expressly declared that this MOU and the relationship between the Parties so established does not constitute a partnership, joint venture or contract of employment between them.  No Party is appointed, or may become, the agent of the other under this MOU.

 

The Parties recognise that this MOU in no way affects or derogates from the statutory and other lawful functions and responsibilities which a Party has.  Each Party remains solely responsible for its own such functions and responsibilities.

 

12.    LIABILITY

 

Each Party will be liable for the acts and omissions of its own employees while acting in the scope of their employment and in implementing the Program in the Schedule.

 

13.    PROGRAM OFFICERS

 

The Parties agree that the officers nominated in this clause (or advised in writing from time to time) (each, a “Program Officer”) will be the primary point of contact for the collaboration on the Program contemplated by this MOU.  Each Program Officer will ensure that all Program activities are effectively coordinated on behalf of the Party he or she represents and will endeavour to keep the Program Officer of the other Party informed of all Program activities in a timely and effective manner.

 

 


Signed on behalf of Randwick City by

Mr Ray Brownlee, General Manager

 

 

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Signed on behalf of the University Of NSW by

(TBA)

 

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Signed on behalf of the SESIAHS by

(TBA)

 

 

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Signed on behalf of the AJC by

(TBA)

 

 

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SCHEDULE

 

PROGRAM OF JOINT ACTIVITIES

 

 

RAIL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TO RANDWICK CITY

 

 

The Parties seek to work together to achieve NSW Government support for the provision of a rail transport system (standard, metro or light rail) to Randwick City and the Randwick Education and Health Specialised Centre.  All parties recognise that the future success of their activities will be enhanced through significant and sustained public transport improvements to and from Randwick City and in particular the Centre.  To achieve this, the following activities will be carried out:

 

·      Prepare submissions to the State Government for a mass transit system to this centre to be recognised in the planning for the State and metropolitan region and for commitment to a timeframe and funding; and specifically:

 

 

Seek State Government commitment, specifically, in the current draft state-wide Transport Plan and Metropolitan Strategy review to investigating the potential for rail transport to be included ideally in the current 10 year budgetary commitments or in the next 10 year timeframe;

 

Seek State Government commitment that any major land uses change and development, or significant cumulative changes, as may be proposed in the precinct/Centre planning, should be supported by simultaneous mass transit planning and development;

 

·      Lobby State Government agencies and Members of Parliament for support as appropriate;

 

·      Consult with other major trip generators and adjoining stakeholders in the region to identify joint advocacy opportunities and discuss planning options;

·      Undertake land use planning and options and locations that would support mass rail transport infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM34/10

 

 

Subject:                  Donation - National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch)

Folder No:                   F2010/06574

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

The president of the Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia has written to Council requesting assistance for a bus trip to Canberra to visit a new National Service Memorial being erected at the Australian War Memorial in honour of young National Servicemen.

 

Issues

 

The Federal Government is currently erecting a War Memorial in Canberra that honours the 212 National Servicemen who died on active service – two in Borneo and 210 in Vietnam – and commemorates the 287,000 young men called up in two schemes between 1951 and 1972 for service in the Navy, Army and Air Force.  The Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch is planning a trip to visit the Memorial in September this year.

 

As the Sub-Branch members are getting older and are not likely to drive themselves to Canberra, the President has indicated that the Sub-Branch is looking for funding to assist in hiring a coach for the planned day trip.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Council’s donation of $500 will be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is felt that funding assistance for this worthy cause is an appropriate way of Council recognising the contribution of local servicemen and women.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council donate $500 to the Eastern Suburbs Sub-Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia to assist with funding of a day trip to Canberra to visit the new National Service Memorial being erected in honour of young National Servicemen and that the contribution be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

27 July 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM35/10

 

 

Subject:                  Keith Stewart painting

Folder No:                   F2004/06272

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Local indigenous artist, Keith Stewart, recently presented a painting to the Councillors who attended the NAIDOC Week activities at Yarra Bay House. 

 

NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to modern Australia. 

 

Issues

 

Keith Stewart is a recognised local indigenous artist who has contributed to the ‘Aboriginal Bush Tucker Track’ carvings at La Perouse and who painted the aboriginal art work currently on display in the Council Chamber.

 

Mr Stewart, in presenting the current work of art to Council, has not made any requests about where it should be displayed and, in this regard, a decision is yet to be made.  While Mr Stewart has not requested payment for the art work, it is thought appropriate that Council offer a token contribution to thank Mr Stewart for his efforts and in recognition of the fact that Mr Stewart is a recognised local indigenous artist who contributes in a significant way to the survival of indigenous culture in the local area.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $350, to be allocated from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that Council offer Mr Stewart $350 in thanks for the aboriginal art work presented to Councillors at the recent NAIDOC Week celebrations.  It is proposed to present Mr Stewart with the cheque at a morning tea to be held in the Mayor’s office

 

Recommendation

 

That Mr Stewart be offered $350 as a token gesture of thanks for the aboriginal art work, which was presented to Councillors at the recent NAIDOC Week celebrations and that this be funded from the 2010-11 Contingency Fund.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil