Planning Committee Meeting
Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
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20 July 2010
Planning Committee Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a Planning Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 at 6:00pm.
M15/10 University of New South Wales - Crime Prevention Partnership
M16/10 Land & Environmental Court Appeal – 92 Alison Road, Randwick
This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2)(g) of the Local Government Act, as it deals with advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.
20 July 2010
Late Miscellaneous Report No. M15/10
Subject: University of New South Wales - Crime Prevention Partnership
Folder No: F2004/07501
The purpose of this Report is to advise that Randwick City Council has been invited by the NSW Police Force (Eastern Beaches Local Area Command) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to participate in the UNSW Crime Prevention Partnership.
The UNSW main campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington. The UNSW has approximately 45,000 students, 33,500 are Australian students while 11,500 are international students from over 130 different countries. In excess of 2900 students live in UNSW accommodation, both on and off the campus grounds. In addition to the student population a further 6,359 staff are employed across the campus.
Each day it is estimated that in excess of 20,000 people travel to and from UNSW by public transport. Two major bus stops are located directly outside of the campus on Anzac Parade and on High Street. In addition to public transport UNSW provides provisions for those who wish to drive to and from the campus with 2900 parking spaces provided in multi level car parks.
Purpose of the UNSW CPP
As a consequence of the ever growing student and staff numbers it is the view of the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command Police and the UNSW that reported crime at UNSW may rise and as a result the UNSW Crime Prevention Partnership (UNSW CPP) is to be established to develop strategies to reduce reported crime as well as to remove any perceived fear of crime at UNSW precinct.
The intended purpose of the UNSW CPP is to address and reduce crime in three (3) crime categories particular to UNSW Precinct – Robbery, Stealing and Break & Enters.
The UNSW CPP has been “modelled” on and will complement the work of the Eastern Beaches Crime Prevention Partnership. Importantly, the proposed UNSW CPP will provide the framework whereby Police, the UNSW and Council will work collaboratively to develop crime prevention strategies particular to the UNSW precinct. The UNSW CPP will meet on a “quarterly” basis in this regard.
The first meeting of the UNSW CPP is proposed to be held at the University on the 26 July 2010.
Relationship to City Plan
The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:
Outcome 6: A Liveable City.
Direction 6c: The safety of our community is paramount and is acknowledged and supported through proactive policies, programmes and strategies.
Financial impact statement
There is no direct financial impact for this matter.
Randwick City Council has been invited to participate in the proposed UNSW CPP. It is envisage that should Council accept this invitation, Council’s participation would be similar to that which it undertakes as a “Partner Agency” in the Eastern Beaches Crime Prevention Partnership which has successfully developed strategies to reduce Non-Domestic Violence Assaults, Robberies and Stealing throughout the City.
a) Randwick City Council accept the invitation to participate in the UNSW CPP, and
b) the General Manager is authorised to enter into any agreement or Memorandum of Understanding with the NSW Police and the UNSW in respect to Council’s participation in the UNSW CPP subject to the General Manager’s satisfaction, and
c) Council officers be responsible for providing representation on the UNSW CPP to assist Police and the UNSW to develop crime prevention strategies and the progression of such strategies as they relate to Council’s participation in the UNSW CPP.