Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 8 February 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

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Fax:02 9319 1510

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Works Committee                                                                                               8 February 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee Meeting

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Works 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, 8 February 2011 at 6:00pm.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor (M Matson), Andrews, Belleli (Chairperson), Bowen, Hughes, Matthews, Nash, Notley-Smith, Procopiadis, Seng, Smith, Stevenson, Tracey, White (Deputy Chairperson) and Woodsmith.

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members.

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Works Committee Meeting - 7 December 2010

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

 

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W1/11       Road Safety Steering Committee Meeting Minutes December 2010

W2/11       9 Judge Street , Randwick - Property Encroachment onto Public Road Reserve    

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                               8 February 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W1/11

 

 

Subject:                  Road Safety Steering Committee Meeting Minutes December 2010

Folder No:                   F2010/00008

Author:                   Heidi Leadley, Community Road Safety Officer       

 

Introduction

 

The Road Safety Steering Committee was established in November 2005 to provide the Community Road Safety Officer with strategic direction and a forum to discuss road safety projects.

 

Issues

 

The attached minutes are from the meeting held on 2 December 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.

 

Conclusion

 

In conclusion, the minutes are an accurate reflection of the discussions of the Road Safety Steering Committee meeting.

 

Recommendation

 

That the minutes from the Road Safety Steering Committee held on the 2 December be noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Minutes – Road Safety Steering Committee 2 December 2010

 

 

 

 


Minutes – Road Safety Steering Committee 2 December 2010

Attachment 1

 

 

 

Road Safety Steering Committee

Meeting Minutes

 

2 December 2010       TRIM / Ref No. D01205053

8:00am

 

Kensington Room

Administrative Centre

Randwick City Council

30 Frances Street

Randwick  NSW  2031

 

Present (in alphabetical order)

Janine Bourke, Coordinator Ranger Services, RCC

Sandra Coppe, Road Safety Education Consultant, DET

Margaret Egan, Road User Safety Officer, RTA

Sgt Karen Griffiths, Traffic Unit, Maroubra LAC

Heidi Leadley, Community Road Safety Officer, RCC

Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport, RCC

 

Apologies

Anthony Andrews, Councillor, RCC

Jane Frankland, Supervisor Rangers, RCC

 

Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting

21 July 2010

No matters raised.

 

RTA Update

Margaret Egan

RTA is continuing with the pilot program that involves 13 Councils – two in Sydney; Ashfield with no RSO are undertaking a pedestrian project and Campbelltown, with an RSO is undertaking a speed project.

 

DET Update

Sandra Coppe

Sandra is focusing on the Early Career teacher workshops for teachers in their first three years of teaching.  There is a heavy emphasis on using new interactive technologies, like interactive white boards, google maps etc, that can assist children mapping safe routes to school and understanding technology.

 

Police Update

Sgt Karen Griffiths

Karen spoke about a number issues; she highlighted that Wednesday’s are the day with the most numbers of crashes in the LAC as well as the ongoing operations the traffic section undertakes to address car hoons.  Karen recently went to an information session run by the RTA which outlined information on the new mobile speed cameras – with 40 coming on line in the coming months.

 

 

There was some discussion about operations underway or planned, including operations Seabreeze, maintain and  drink drive 2.  All operations had been successful with large numbers of vehicles and drivers being checked for speed, alcohol etc.

 

Karen also highlighted that there has been a significant increase in the number of incidents with overseas drivers that drive with “driving privilege”.  Karen indicated that approx 30% of crashes in the LAC involved drivers with driving privilege.  Driving privilege effectively means that there is no loss of points on a licence.  And as many of the students with student or visitors visas drive with ‘driving privilege” there is no deterrent to breaking the road rules.

 

Karen suggested that a Road Safety education campaign be developed to address this gap and that working with the University of NSW and Sean Mageski (Community Safety Officer – Maroubra LAC) would be a worthwhile exercise.

 

Karen said that 2010 was tracking well, with 568 crashes from Jan – June 2010.  In 2009 there were a total of 1136 crashes.  Randwick was the suburb with the highest number of crashes so far at 156 – this was seen to be a result of the high density and congestion on the roads.

 

While Karen did not have exact statistics – Alcohol and speed related crashes had decreased in the past year.

 

2010 – 2011 Projects

SLOW DOWN in Randwick

The slowdown campaign had speed counts, Slowdown bin stickers distributed and VMS sign on display – results and timing are detailed below.

 

Street

85th percentile speed

VMS Dates

Tunstall Avenue

59km/h

11 October – 21 October 2010

Fitzgerald Avenue

59km/h

11 October – 21 October 2010

Storey Street

57km/h

21 October – 1 November 2010

Day Avenue

55km/h

21 October – 1 November 2010

Rainbow Street

59km/h

1 November – 11 November 2010

Elphinstone Road

59km/h

1 November – 11 November 2010

Houston Road

50km/h

11 November – 22 November 2010

High Street

48km/h

11 November – 22 November 2010

 

The final component to this project is the evaluation survey, sample survey questions were distributed and discussed.  These will be completed February and March of 2011.

 

Child Restraint checking

Samples of the new vouchers were distributed at the meeting.  They have been distributed to people on the waiting list, but the main advertising push will wait until after February, so that the Integrated Transport team at council do not have to take on Road Safety responsibilities in my absence.

 

Intersection Audits

This project will begin in February once Heidi returns from leave.  The Audits will focus on Perouse Road and St Pauls Road at The Spot and Clovelly Road, Clovelly Road and Fern Street (extending to Bishop Street) Clovelly and Maroubra Road at Bunnerong Road, Maroubra

 

General Business

Heidi distributed the Cycling and Walking in Randwick City maps to members.  Margaret recommended that they be distributed to fellow RSOs at the December quarterly meeting.

 

 

Meetings for 2011

Meetings proposed for 2011 are: Thursday 10 March 2011 and Thursday 20 October 2011 at 8.00am.  To be confirmed closer to the date.

 

Meeting close

9:10am


Works Committee                                                                                               8 February 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W2/11

 

 

Subject:                  9 Judge Street, Randwick - Property Encroachment onto Public Road Reserve

Folder No:                   F2004/07158

Author:                   Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services     

 

Introduction

 

In November 2009, Randwick City Council became aware that the garage and property boundary fence of the property at 9 Judge Street, Randwick significantly encroach onto the public road.

 

Council at its meeting of 19 October 2010 subsequently resolved as follows:

 

RESOLUTION: (Procopiadis/Woodsmith) that:

 

a)     The Council not close and sell the portion of 9 Judge Street that has been encroached upon; and

 

b)     the owner of 9 Judge Street, Randwick be advised of this recommendation.

 

The owner has been advised of this resolution and has requested that Council consider taking no action in relation to the encroachment until the property is developed.

 

Issues

 

Encroachment Options

 

The encroachment of the garage and front fence onto public land exceeds the permissible encroachment by council’s policy.

 

Generally, the options to address such an encroachment would include:

 

1.     Issue of an Order to the owner for removal of the encroachment from public land.

2.     Agree to the acquisition of the public land by enacting a partial closure of the public road reserve.

 

As per the resolution above, Council has not acceded to option 2.

 

Encroachment Impacts

 

The property at 9 Judge Street , Randwick is located in a narrow cul-de-sac part of Judge Street on the corner of Dolphin Street. See the aerial photograph below.

 

Traffic and pedestrian volumes along this location are very low.

 

 

Photograph 1

 

The existing encroachment has been in place for many years.  There have been no reported impacts to the public from this encroachment.

 

Removal of the encroachment will require demolition of the garage and the front fence. Further, the front of the dwelling is located along the front property boundary. An order for the removal of the encroachment will significantly impact the liveability of the dwelling.

 

Property Options

 

Should the property be developed, the development assessment process will require removal of the property encroachment at that time.

 

The owner may sell the property prior to development work.  Any prospective purchaser should be made aware of the encroachment onto public land and their obligation to remove the encroachment.  We are in the process of placing an appropriate notation on the Section 149 certificate for 9 Judge Street.

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:     A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:    Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

Key Action:     Assets are managed strategically to deliver intergenerational equity and to meet Council’s obligation as the custodian of our community’s assets.

 

Financial Impact Statement

 

There are no financial impacts to Council.

 

Conclusion

 

The encroachment of structures at 9 Judge Street, Randwick exceeds Council’s policy allowance. 

 

Council has previously resolved not to close and sell part of the road reserve.

 

The removal of the encroachment will significantly impact the liveability of the dwelling by placing the dwelling frontage on the front property boundary. 

 

The existing encroachment does not appear to create impact to the local community because of very low pedestrian and vehicular traffic volumes.

 

In recognition that the encroachment has been in place for many years, however, breaches Council’s policy, it is recommended that the owner not be required to remove the encroachment until the property is developed.  

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

1.     The report be received and noted.

2.     The encroachment be permitted to remain until the property is developed.

3.     That the owner of 9 Judge Street, Randwick be advised of this recommendation.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil