Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 8 March 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                   8 March 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 March 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 - 8 February 2011

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W3/11       Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management

W4/11       Monument for Former Mayor John McDougall..............................................

W5/11       Proposed Pedestrian Fencing in Anzac parade, North of the roundabout at Rainbow Street, Kingsford    

Mayoral Minute

MM21/11   CCTV cameras for Maroubra Beach ……………………………………………………….………55

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                   8 March 2011

 

 


Works Report No. W3/11

 

 

Subject:                  Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management

Folder No:                   PROJ/10245/2006/6-06

Author:                   Terry  Kefalianos, Drainage Engineer     

 

Introduction

 

The prime responsibility for planning and management of flood issues in NSW rests with local government.  Randwick City Council has committed to carrying out Floodplain Risk Management Studies and preparing Floodplain Risk Management Plans.  They are carried out in accordance with the Floodplain Development Manual (NSW Government) and will allow Council to manage flooding in storm events.

 

The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study is a joint project between Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney.  On 14 September 2010, Randwick Council’s Works Committee adopted Terms of Reference for the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee.  Meetings of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee were held on 18 November 2010 and 16 February 2011.  A copy of the minutes from these meetings has been attached to this report.

 

The outcome of these meetings is as follows:

 

·           The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee adopted a Constitution to govern the functioning of Randwick Council’s Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee.

·           The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee recommended that the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and Draft West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan, be placed on public exhibition.

·           The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee recommended that Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney arrange public exhibition of the draft documents by Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney at the same time.

 

Issues

 

The NSW Government provides assistance on state-wide policy issues and technical support.  Financial assistance is also provided through grant funding to undertake flood studies and floodplain management studies and for the implementation of works identified in these studies.

 

The Flood Prone Land Policy and the Floodplain Development Manual [NSW Government, 2005] forms the basis of floodplain management in NSW.

 

The primary objective of the policy is to reduce the impact of flooding and flood liability on individual owners and occupiers of flood prone property and to reduce private and public losses resulting from floods utilising ecologically positive methods wherever possible.

 

The floodplain management process is outlined in the Floodplain Development Manual and is summarised by the following figure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floodplain Management Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Collection

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Flood Study

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Floodplain Management Plan

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6-9 months

9-12 months

12 months

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The key steps in the process are the Flood Study, the Floodplain Management Study and the Floodplain Management Plan.  Implementation of the process is overseen by the Floodplain Management Committee.

 

Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

The specialist consultant WMAWater was engaged by Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney to undertake the Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and the West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan.  The process and outcomes of the study and plan were presented to the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee.

 

The committee recommended that these documents be placed on public exhibition subject to a small number of minor amendments.  These amendments are as follows:

 

·           Additional wording to be included in the plan to strengthen the focus on community preparedness along side community awareness.

·           Additional information regarding on site detention to be included in the study and plan.

·           Amend the priority given to development of water sensitive urban design controls in the plan.

 

One of these amendments relates to the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study document which jointly represents Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney.

 

Subsequent discussions were undertaken with the City of Sydney regarding minor amendments to the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study.  These discussions revealed that copies of the document have been distributed to elected representatives and reports to Council have already been finalised by the City of Sydney.  As a result, council officers are obliged to place the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study on public exhibition as reported and without amendment at this stage.  The City of Sydney has requested that these amendments be made subsequent to public exhibition of the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study.

 

Given the position of the City of Sydney and that the proposed amendments are minor, it is appropriate that the amendments to the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study be made subsequent to the public exhibition period.

 

Amendments to the West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan will be made prior to public exhibition as this document only relates to Randwick City Council.

 

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.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Funding is available in this year’s budget to undertake the Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and the West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Plan.  State and Federal grant funding is available to complete the study.

 

Conclusion

 

The Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and the Draft West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Plan have been developed and it is timely for these documents to be placed on public exhibition.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and the Draft West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Plan be placed on public exhibition.

 

b)     Council officers report back to Council the outcomes of the public exhibition.

 

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Minutes of the Green Square and West Kensignton Floodplain Management Committe Meeting

 

 

 

 


Minutes of the Green Square and West Kensignton Floodplain Management Committe Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE GREEN SQUARE AND WEST KENSINGTON FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 18 NOVEMBER 2010 AT 7:30 PM

 

Committee Members Present:

 

Councillor John Procopiadis (Chair)               Randwick City Council

Councillor Bradley Hughes (alternative chair)  Randwick City Council

Terry Lustig                                             Community Representative

Joe Ingegneri                                           Randwick City Council

Karen Armstrong                                       Randwick City Council

John Flanigan                                           Randwick City Council

Mr Peter Gray                                           State Emergency Service

Mr Bart Foley                                          Department of Environment Climate Change and Water   

Others Present:

 

Terry Kefalianos                                Randwick City Council

Justin Wannenburg                            Randwick City Council

Matt Chadwick                                  WMAWater

Richard Dewar                                  WMAWater

 

Apologies

Councillor John McInerney                   City of Sydney

Kerry Kyriacou                                  Randwick City Council

Maria Alexandrou                       Community Representative

 

Introduction

 

The Floodplain Development Manual recommends that elected representatives from Council chair the floodplain management committees.  Keeping in line with this recommendation, it was proposed that Council’s elected representatives will share this role.

 

Item 1       Formation of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee

 

Mr Terry Kefalianos provided a brief overview of the history of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee.  The need for a constitution to govern the functioning of the committee was also highlighted.

 

It was noted that the administrative function of the committee including the agenda and minutes would be provided by Council’s Technical Services section.

 

There was discussion regarding the need for the committee to formally vote on decisions.  It was concluded that the committee would operate informally with decisions generally made by consensus.

 

There was also discussion surrounding the ability of the committee to correspond with the community.  It was noted that the Terms of Reference require all decisions of the committee to be referred to Council or implemented by a member of staff with an appropriate delegation, this includes formal correspondence.  However, the guiding principles provided in the Terms of Reference also require the committee and its members to actively liaise with the community, thus communication between the committee and the community is encouraged.

 

Background

Randwick Council and the City of Sydney received grant funding from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water to undertake the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study and Plan.  As a condition of this funding, Council is required to undertake the floodplain management study in accordance with the process set out in the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Manual.

 

As a part of this process a Floodplain Management Committee is required to oversee the progress of the study.  The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee was formed in February 2005.  The floodplain management committee first met in May 2005 and through several meetings oversaw the completion of the Green Square and West Kensington (Sheas Creek – Victoria Branch) Flood Study, April 2008. A Fact Sheet providing details on Randwick Council’s floodplain management committees and their purpose was circulated to committee members with the agenda for this meeting.

 

Formalisation of the committee

Randwick Council’s Works Committee adopted Terms Of Reference for the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee on 14 September 2010.  Subsequent to this meeting Expressions Of Interest were called between 28 September and 12 October 2010 for community representatives within the study area.  In addition, the local Precinct Committee and Chamber of Commerce were approached to nominate community representatives.

 

Constitution

The adopted Terms of Reference require the committee to develop a Constitution that provides for its administrative operations.  A draft constitution for the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee was developed based on Council’s standard template for the constitution of its committees.  A copy of the draft constitution for the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee was circulated to committee members with the agenda for this meeting.

 

Code of Conduct

The Terms of Reference for the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee requires all members to abide by the Council’s adopted Code of Conduct.  A copy of the Code of Conduct was circulated to committee members with the agenda for this meeting.

 

 

Moved:      John Flanigan                                   Second:     Peter Gray

 

RESOLVED that the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee adopt the draft constitution.

 

Item 2       Progress of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study and Plan

 

Mr Terry Kefalianos provided a brief overview of the history and status of the study.

 

Bart Foley from the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water provided a presentation to the committee on the NSW Government’s Floodplain Risk Management process

 

Matt Chadwick from WMAWater provided a presentation outlining the progress, methodology and outcomes from the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study and Plan.

 

Questions were raised regarding community representatives from City of Sydney, whether there should be two separate committees and the need for cooperation between both Councils.  It was noted that the City of Sydney has one committee to oversee all their studies.  Terry Kefalianos from Randwick Council attends these meetings in regards to this study and the City of Sydney has representation on Randwick Council’s Committee.  Furthermore, both Council’s have worked closely in the development of the floodplain management study and will continue to work together.  There will be one floodplain management study document produced to cover the entire catchment. However, each Council will have their own floodplain management plan as each Council has different issues, priorities and actions to be undertaken.  It was agreed that a copy of the City of Sydney’s floodplain management committee minutes would be provided to Randwick Council’s committee.  Furthermore, Randwick’s committee will make their minutes available to City of Sydney.

 

There was discussion regarding the South Dowling Street sound walls and the involvement of the RTA on this committee.  It was concluded that the flooding impacts of the sound walls and potential for contributions by the RTA will be investigated.

 

The issues of garages being flooded as well as the importance of restricting the amount of impervious surfaces were raised and it was noted that flooding related development controls to address these issues are proposed.

 

City of Sydney prefers to undertake community consultation simultaneously with public exhibition of the Draft Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study and Plan.  City of Sydney have scheduled a floodplain management committee meeting for 1 December 2010 and subject to the outcomes of this meeting it is anticipated that community consultation and public exhibition will occur in approximately March 2011.

 

The Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study report is nearing completion. Furthermore, the Draft West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Management Plan is also under preparation.  The committee indicated that it was important for Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney to undertake community consultation and public exhibition at the same time.  However, the committee requested the opportunity to review the draft reports prior to recommending public exhibition.

 

It was agreed that a copy of the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and the Draft West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan be provided to committee members.  A meeting of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee will be held next February to provide an opportunity for the committee to review the documents and ask further questions.

 

Background

The first step in the floodplain management process is to undertake a data collection program to collect historical information on flooding within the catchment and known problem areas.  This provides information on historical flooding for consideration in the subsequent stages of the process.

 

The second step in the process is to undertake a Flood Study.  This is a comprehensive technical investigation of flooding behavior.  It defines the extent and severity of flooding in a technical manner.

 

The specialist consultant WMAWater (Formerly Known as Web McKeown & Associates) has completed the data collection and flood study steps on behalf of Council.

 

WMAWater was subsequently engaged to prepare the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Study and Plan.  The purpose of the study and plan is to consider available options to manage flooding within the catchment and develop a comprehensive floodplain management plan.

 

WMAWater have commenced work on the floodplain management study and provided a presentation outlining:

 

  Nature of flooding within the catchment

  Potential measures to manage flooding.

  Proposed community consultation program.

  Future direction for the study

 

 

General Business

The meeting closed at 9:30pm.

 

Attachements

Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee - Constitution

WMAWater – Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study Presentation – 18 November 2010

Department of Environment Climate Change and Water - Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study Presentation – 18 November 2010

 


Minutes of the Green Square and West Kensignton Floodplain Management Committe Meeting

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Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee

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Minutes of the Green Square and West Kensignton Floodplain Management Committe Meeting

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MINUTES OF THE GREEN SQUARE AND WEST KENSINGTON FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 16 FEBRUARY 2011 AT 6:00 PM

 

Committee Members Present:

 

               Councillor John Procopiadis (Chair) Randwick City Council

               Terry Lustig                              Community Representative

               Maria Alexandrou                Community Representative

               Joe Ingegneri                             Randwick City Council

               Karen Armstrong                        Randwick City Council

               Jason Rider                               Randwick City Council

               Myl Senthilvasan                        City of Sudney

               George Angelis                           City of Sydney

               Mr Peter Gray                            State Emergency Service

               Mr Bart Foley                                            Department of Environment Climate Change and Water      

Others Present:

 

        Terry Kefalianos                        Randwick City Council

        Richard Dewar                           WMAWater

 

Apologies

Councillor John McInerney                          City of Sydney

Councillor Bradley Hughes (alternative chair)  Randwick City Council

Kerry Kyriacou                                  Randwick City Council

John Flanigan                                           Randwick City Council

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes Of The Meeting Held On 18 November 2010

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 November 2010 (copies of which were circulated to all members) be confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Item 1       City of Sydney Floodplain Management Committee

 

 

A copy of the minutes from the City of Sydney Floodplain Management Committee meeting held on 1 December 2010 was circulated to the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee.

 

The Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee noted the minutes of the City of Sydney Floodplain Management Committee Meeting on 1 December 2010.

 

 

Item 2       Community consultation and public exhibition of draft study documents

 

At the last meeting of the Green Square and West Kensington Floodplain Management Committee,  The specialist consultant WMAWater presented the findings from the Green Square - West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and plan.  The committee requested that a copy of the Draft Green Square – West Kensington Floodplain Risk Management Study and Draft West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan be provided to all members of the committee. 

 

Copies of the above documents have been circulated to the committee members.  The specialist Consultant WMAWater and Council staff were available at the meeting to discuss any issues and answer questions from the committee regarding the study.

 

Concerns were raised that community preparedness was also needed and not just community awareness.  A suggestion was put forward that people purchasing homes should be provided with documentation along side the S149 planning certificate and made to sign and return this documentation acknowledging that they have been made aware of the flooding issues of a particular property.  A suggestion was also put forward that a database of flooding reports or complaints be made publicly available, potentially on the Randwick City Council web site.

 

There was discussion regarding S149 planning certificates and the issue was raised that the purpose of planning certificates is to provide information regarding planning matters.  They are not an effective tool for addressing social issues such as community preparedness.

 

Flooding complaints and reported flooding incidents are an important input to the flood study and floodplain management study and is used along side other information such as rainfall records.  Concern was raised over the suggestion to make all flood complaints and reports publicly accessible on line as the accuracy of the reports is not verified and does not necessarily provide an accurate picture of flooding conditions in the area.  The issue was also raised that it would discourage people from reporting flooding incidents or penalize people for making complaints.

 

The point was raised that the process of community preparedness starts with community awareness through the consultation undertaken as part of the study and plan.  It was also noted that, in addition to placing information on planning certificates, there are a number of other methods available to increase community awareness and preparedness.  One example is the SES Flood Safe educational program.

 

The draft study document already discusses the issue of flood awareness and flood preparedness and outlines a number of commonly used methods to address this issue.  The draft plan includes a high priority measure to address flood awareness but stops short of recommending a specific method.  The reason for this is that the exact method of community engagement is an issue that is largely dependent on the method of engagement ultimately preferred by the community.  The first task in implementing the community awareness and preparedness program, will be to determine the exact method of engagement preferred by the community.

 

The two specific suggestions put forward will be further considered by Council officers.  It was agreed that additional wording would be included in the plan to strengthen the focus on community preparedness along side community awareness.

 

Concern was raised that economic losses and climate change were not included in the evaluation of flood damages.  It was noted that flood damages due to climate change have been calculated but they have been included in the section of the study relating to climate change rather than the section relating to flood damages.  It was also discussed that flood damages and climate change are assessed in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water.  It was important to remain consistent with these guidelines as this analysis needs to be consistent across the state for comparative and grant funding reasons.

 

There was some discussion regarding On Site Detention systems, their effectiveness and appropriateness in certain circumstances.  It was noted that little information regarding this issue has been included in the documents.  It was agreed that council officers would review this issue and consider adding additional information in the draft study and plan.

 

A request was made to investigate the potential for minor detention basins at the following location:

  Park at the intersection of Virginia Street and Baker Street

  Low point in Ingram Street

  Laneway between Ingram Street and Lenthal Street

  Samuel Terry Avenue

 

Amendments have been made to the draft study and plan as a result of discussions at the previous committee meeting regarding the sound walls on South Dowling Street.  These amendments include a discussion of the subsequent investigation and a recommendation to work with the RTA to address flooding issues at Samuel Terry Avenue.  The suitability of flood mitigation works at the other three sites will be investigated by Council.

 

The issue of water sensitive urban design was raised and the need to limit impervious area.  Concern was raised over the low priority given to the development of water sensitive urban design planning controls.  It was agreed to review and amend the priority given to the formulation of water sensitive urban design planning controls.

 

Amendments to the study and plan were summarized as follows:

  Additional wording will be included in the plan to strengthen the focus on community preparedness along side community awareness.

  Additional information regarding on site detention systems will be included in the study and plan.

  Amend the priority given to development of water sensitive urban design planning controls in the plan.

 

Recommendation:

1.  That the Draft Green Square – West Kensington  Floodplain Risk Management Study and Draft West Kensington Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Plan, subject to changes noted above, be placed on public exhibition.

2.  A further report be presented addressing any submissions received during the public exhibition period.

3.  That Randwick City Council liase with the City of Sydney to arrange public exhibition by both Randwick City Council and the City of Sydney at the same time.

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General Business

There were no issues raised.

The meeting closed at 8:30pm.

 

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                   8 March 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W4/11

 

 

Subject:                  Monument for Former Mayor John McDougall

Folder No:                   F2004/06577

Author:                   Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services     

 

Introduction

 

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

 

RESOLUTION: (Bowen/Woodsmith) that:

 

a)  The Council prepare a report on the feasibility of restoring the monument to former Mayor McDougall at Randwick General Cemetery;

 

b)  Council liaise with the Randwick & District Historical Society about including a reference to the grave of former Mayor McDougall on the Council website and other appropriate publications as a matter of local interest; and

 

c)  The Mayor write to the Mayor of Waverley Council to express our appreciation to Mr O’Connell and other Waverley council staff for their efforts.

 

This report provides an update on this resolution and proposes funding for the restoration of the monument to former Mayor John McDougall.

 

Issues

 

Monument

 

The grave of former Mayor John McDougall has been vandalised and is in poor condition. See attached photographs.

 

The grave consists of a sandstone plinth, marble tiles, a wrought iron rail and a marble headstone with angel statue.  The photographs below show that vandals have carried the headstone and angel statue some distance from the grave. 

 

The restoration work will include resetting the sandstone, repairing the tiles, restoring the railing and re- erecting the headstone, statue and base on the grave.

 

It is estimated that the cost of this restoration work is $17,500.

 

Reference to former Mayor John McDougall on RCC Website

 

In relation to referencing the grave of former Mayor McDougall on the Randwick Council website, we have sought information on former Mayor McDougall from our local studies librarian.  It is considered that from the available information, a web page can be composed for inclusion on the Randwick Council website.

 

Following collation of the information, it will be placed on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The report proposes that $17,500 be considered in the 2011-12 Capital Works Program to restore the monument to former Mayor John MacDougall.

 

Conclusion

 

The condition of the grave of former Mayor John McDougall is in poor condition due to age and vandalism.  It is estimated that the repairs will cost $17,500.  It is recommended that the repairs be funded from the 2011-12 Capital Works budget.

 

Following collation of the information, it will be placed on the website.

 

Recommendation

 

That $17,500 be considered in the 2011-12 Capital Works Program to restore the monument to former Mayor John MacDougall.

 

 

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Photos of former Mayor John McDougall's grave

 

 

 

 


Photos of former Mayor John McDougall's grave

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Works Committee                                                                                                   8 March 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W5/11

 

 

Subject:                  Proposed Pedestrian Fencing in Anzac parade, North of the roundabout at Rainbow Street, Kingsford

Folder No:                   F2004/08309

Author:                   Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport     

 

Introduction

 

The RTA sought Council’s comment on proposed pedestrian fencing in Anzac Parade, north of Rainbow Street, Kingsford.

 

Issues

 

The RTA has investigated the section of Anzac Parade, between Meeks Street and Rainbow Street, with a view to improve the safety of pedestrians.  A review of the RTA’s crash history from January 2004 to June 2009 shows that there were 6 pedestrian crashes recorded in Anzac Parade, between Meeks Street and Rainbow Street, Kingsford.  Five of these crashes have occurred within 60m of Rainbow Street. Compared with mid block pedestrian crashes on other state roads in Sydney, these crashes appear to be high in number.

 

In order to enhance the safety of the pedestrians, the RTA proposes to install a median island pedestrian fence in Anzac Parade, north of Rainbow Street, to prevent inappropriate mid block crossing of the road. The proposed fence will extend from the vegetation strip at the Rainbow Street roundabout to the concrete barrier, at the guidance sign; with a gap for the existing mid block pedestrian signal.

 

The RTA advises that it has installed a number of pedestrian fences at various locations in Sydney to improve pedestrian safety. A post evaluation on the effectiveness of pedestrian fencing in addressing the pedestrian crashes has been carried out for some of these sites.  The analysis shows that the installation of these pedestrian fences have resulted in an average of 65% saving in the number of pedestrian crashes.

 

The RTA proposes to carry out the installation of this pedestrian fence in the 2010-2011 financial year, subject to successful community consultation and utility search.  Installation of the pedestrian fences will not result in any loss of the existing parking on Anzac Parade. The standard, green, RTA “type I” fence would be proposed for this project.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:       Integrated and accessible transport.

Direction 9a:      A network of safe and convenient walking paths and cycle ways linking major land uses and recreation opportunities.


 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter, the RTA is fully funding all changes required with this installation.

 

Conclusion

 

Given the significant pedestrian safety aspect arising from the installation of the pedestrian fencing, it is considered that the proposal be supported.

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Diagram of RTA Proposed Fencing on Anzac Parade, Kingsford

 

 

 

 


Diagram of RTA Proposed Fencing on Anzac Parade, Kingsford

Attachment 1

 

 

 

Diagram of RTA Proposed Fencing on

Anzac Parade, Kingsford

   


Works Committee Meeting                                                                                       8 March 2011

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM21/11

 

 

Subject:                  CCTV cameras for Maroubra Beach

Folder No:                   F2009/00498

Author:                   Councillor Matson, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Michael Daley, MP (the State Member for Maroubra) has written to Council advising that he has been successful in attracting a $100,000 grant from the NSW Government for the rollout of CCTV at Maroubra Beach.

 

Issues

 

Michael Daley has indicated in his letter that he “held a Community Safety Forum at the Seals Club at Maroubra Beach with local residents and Police to discuss community safety.”

 

“At this forum, residents, particularly elderly residents, expressed that Randwick City Council’s CCTV program at Coogee Beach was a valuable community resource in fighting crime and helping residents to feel more secure.” Mr Daley reports that local residents requested that he “endeavour to secure funding for the installation of CCTV Cameras around Maroubra Beach and thereafter work with Council towards their installation.”

 

Mr Daley has also indicated that “local police have expressed support for Council’s Coogee Beach program and for the roll-out of CCTV to Maroubra Beach.”

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept this grant, a further report be brought back to Council on the financial and other implications of this project.

 

Conclusion

 

The Member for Maroubra is seeking Council’s support in accepting this grant and making a commitment towards this project.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)       Councillors consider the offer from the Member for Maroubra of a $100,000 grant  for the installation of CCTV at Maroubra Beach; and

 

b)       Should Council accept this grant, a further report be brought back to Council on the financial and other implications of this project.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil