MINUTES OF Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 AT 6:17pm

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor J Procopiadis (West Ward)

 

Central Ward                                    -      Councillor A Andrews

 

North Ward                                           -  Councillor M Woodsmith

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillor M Matson (Chairperson)               

West Ward                                           -  Councillors B Hughes (Deputy

                                                             Chairperson)

 

South Ward                                          -  Councillors R Belleli & A White

 

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

Manager Sustainability                                     Mr P Maganov

Media Officer                                                  Ms A Power

 

In attendance:

Councillors Bowen, Matthews, Nash, Seng, Smith, Stevenson and Tracey.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

An apology was received from Cr Notley-Smith.

 

RESOLVED: (Woodsmith/Belleli) that the apology received from Cr Notley-Smith be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 20 July 2010

EN14/10

RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Belleli) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 20 July 2010 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Greening Randwick Reports

Nil.

 

Environment Reports

 

E11/10      Environment Report - Evaluation report - Sustainable Living Workshop program for residents (F2010/00241)

EN15/10

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Hughes) that the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

E12/10      Environment Report - Eco Living School Challenge being held as part of this year's Eco Living Fair at Randwick Community Centre (PROJ/10386/2008)

EN16/10

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Hughes) that Councillors note this new initiative as part of Randwick’s annual Ecoliving Fair and encourage schools to participate where applicable.

 

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

 

 

E13/10      Environment Report - Climate Change Risk Assessment conducted for Randwick City by GHD consultants (F2009/00068)

EN17/10

RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Andrews) that this report is received and noted and that Council receives a report in 12 months on the next level of response as a result of the GHD climate change assessment for Randwick.

 

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

 

 

E14/10      Environment Report - Development of Community Garden Policy and Guidelines for Randwick (F2010/00241)

 

 

 

EN18/10

Cr Matson vacated the chair (in order to participate in the debate on this matter) and Cr Hughes (the Deputy Chairperson) took the chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

RESOLUTION: (Woodsmith/Andrews) that:

 

a)     Council approves the Community Garden Policy, subject to the following amendments;

-         clause 5 – the word ‘reference’ to be changed to ‘adherence’; and

-         a new clause to be inserted (between clauses 7 and 8) requiring a group constitution that is not inconsistent with Council’s template constitution and that provides for an annual review.

 

b)     Council notes the Community Garden Guidelines will be progressively updated to assist residents seeking to develop community gardens in Randwick.

 

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

 

E15/10      Environment Report - Schools Tree Day plantings in Randwick - 30 July 2010 (F2010/00241)

EN19/10

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Mayor, Cr Procopiadis) that the report be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Mayor, Cr Procopiadis) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

The meeting closed at 6.24pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 14 September 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON