Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 8 November 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 November 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 November 2011 at 6:00pm.

 

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor (S Nash), Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, Hughes (Deputy Chairperson), Matson, Matthews (Chairperson), Notley-Smith, Procopiadis, Seng, Smith, Stevenson, Tracey, White 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 - 11 October 2011

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W35/11     World Firefighter Games 2012

W36/11     Buildings for our Community - Maroubra Surf Club Project Additional Scope and Budget

W37/11     Buildings for our Community - Baker Park Toilet Project, Amended Design

W38/11     Supporting "Sense of Community" Street Parties

W39/11     Re-Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) and Alcohol Prohibition Zone (APZ) for Coogee Area for Australia Day    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                             8 November 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W35/11

 

 

Subject:                  World Firefighter Games 2012

Folder No:                   F2010/00096

Author:                   Kerry Colquhoun, Coordinator, Open Space Assets     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a submission from Mr Simon Reffold, Director Sports, requesting approval and support to host the World Firefighters Games in October 2012 in various locations throughout the City of Randwick. Further Mr Reffold has requested that Council enters a partnership arrangement to assist in the delivery of the games.

 

Issues

 

Proposal

Mr Reffold has written to Council to advise:

 

“The World Firefighters Games consists of 50 different sports at four key locations across Sydney as well as potential street closures.  World Firefighter Games has approximately 7,000 competitors. The logistics behind the operational planning for this event are quite challenging.  World Firefighters Games does regard this as a partnership and we want to now work with the Council in finalising the main details to ensure that the best results are arrived at for the competitors, residents and spectators”.

 

The World Firefighter Games are proposed to take place as shown in the following schedule:

 

LOCATION

ACTIVITY

2012 DATE

Heffron Park

Touch football, soccer

21, 22, 23 and 24 October

Pioneers Park

Rugby 7’s

22 and 23 October

Coogee Beach

Surf life saving

20 and 21 October

Coogee Beach

1.5k swim

27 October

Maroubra Beach

Beach cricket, surfing

23 and 24 October

Maroubra Beach

Beach volleyball

20 and 21 October

La Perouse

Triathlon

21 October

La Perouse to Daceyville

Cycling (60km road race & 16km time trial

23 and 24 October

 

Mr Reffold has indicated in his submission for a “partnership” with Council and advises: 

 

“On our part we are bringing several thousand visitors from Australia and overseas to your suburbs where they will participate in their events and spend money with your retail community. A number of local sports and community groups will receive incremental revenue from our being there as well (Coogee Surf Club, Queens Park Touch Football Assoc, Coogee Bowling Club)

 

In addition we would welcome any proactive plans by the Council to “retain” competitors in your area beyond their competition.

 

Of course, the WFG will use its best endeavours to actively promote Randwick Council and its tourism and commercial assets through all our communications and give you a named “partner” status in all our correspondence.

 

From the Councils perspective we are looking for, at a minimum, the costs of rental for the grounds or beach to be waived. As I mentioned though, we of course recognise the requirement to service our presence with appropriate increases in services such as garbage removals etc”.

 

Ability to conduct games

Internal discussions have been undertaken between various departments of Council to discuss the availability of various sites and the logistics of supporting this significant event. In summary it has been concluded that appropriate venues and resources would be available to allow the successful running of the games.

 

These discussions also assessed the fees that Council would forego if they decide to enter into a partnership arrangement with World Firefighter Games 2012. It has been estimated that if normal hire fees where applied by Council for the proposed use, locations and times for the fields the fees would be in the vicinity of $35000. For the activities proposed for the beach including the provision of lifeguards the fee would be in the vicinity of $7000.

 

Impacts

It is expected that a significant number of spectators and participants would attend this event. Potentially this could result in a positive economic outcome for the local area.

 

All proposed road events would cause short term localised interruption to traffic flow and this will be further investigated and managed as the planning is further developed. Costs associated with traffic management would be at the cost of the applicant.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:       Excellence in recreation and lifestyle opportunities.

Direction 5b:      A range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

If fees are waived by Council the financial implications to Council is:

 

Beach Activities:                       $    7,099.90 (beach hire, supply of lifeguard and

     jet ski)

Park Activities:                          $  30.096.00  (park hire)

Waste (install and removal)         $    3,600.00

Total:                                               $40,795.90

 

Council will also be responsible for the preparation of the site, line marking, extra toilet cleaning and placing of goal posts where applicable.  This fee has not been included in the above costing.

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be a contribution on $40,795.90 from Council’s 2011-12 Contingency Fund. 

 


Conclusion

 

This event would provide local residents and visitors alike an opportunity to experience beach and park related sporting events in their local area and would provide extra income to the local businesses.

 

The entering of a partnership for these Games should result in Council being able to assist in the delivery of a successful event with worthwhile outcomes for the residents and business community.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the applicant be advised that Council gives its “in principle approval” to the event subject to the applicant complying with any conditions of approval that may be imposed once the event is processed.

 

b)     Council enter into a partnership with the World Firefighter Games by covering the associated fees of $40,795.90 and that these funds are allocated from the 2011-12 Contingency Fund.

 

c)     The event organisers be required to adequately and appropriately acknowledge Council’s contribution to the event, including Council’s logo being displayed on promotional literature and this promotional material be approved by Council’s Communications Department prior to printing.

 

d)     All costs relating to traffic management plans and road closures be incurred by the World Firefighter Games.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                             8 November 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W36/11

 

 

Subject:                  Buildings for our Community - Maroubra Surf Club Project Additional Scope and Budget

Folder No:                   PROJ/10482/2010

Author:                   Sarah  Harmston, Buildings for our Community Project Officer     

 

Introduction

 

As part of the Buildings for our Community Program, Council has undertaken extensive repair works to the Maroubra Surf Club building.  The work addressed items identified through a Condition Report for the property, with completion scheduled in October 2011. The total allocated budget for the project was $350,000.

 

This report pertains to an additional item included in the remediation works at Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club – the replacement of the existing balustrade to the first floor balcony.  Inclusion of this item has contributed to a budget overrun of $19,934.43.

 

This report also outlines further upgrade items identified by Council Officers, as well as two minor items requested by Maroubra Surf Club.  These additional items have been costed for consideration.

 

Issues

 

1.     First floor balustrade (completed)

Some areas of the existing first floor concrete balcony slab were identified through the initial building Condition Report as having portions of severe concrete de-lamination and spalling.  An existing concrete block balustrade in the south-east corner of the balcony was to be demolished to allow a new slab to be constructed in this area.  This represented a considerable proportion of the overall balcony, and a replacement stainless steel wire balustrade in this area was included in the cost of works (Attachment 1 - photo 1). 

 

Over the last several years there have been amendments to the Building Code of Australia regarding horizontal stainless steel wire balustrades of this type, the major changes being in 2005.  Given the date of construction of the original balustrade as likely being from before that time, replacement of its entire length was an opportunity to ensure that this element in its entirety complied with current legislation.  Replacement would also allow vertical balusters as a safer alternative to the existing climbable horizontal wires. The additional work would ensure a seamless end result for this façade of the Club House, with no obvious transition from existing to new work (Attachment 1 - photo 2).

 

It was therefore decided that the best course of action was the replacement of the entire length of first floor balustrade with the safer alternative, undertaken at a cost of $26,250.00.  The project expenditure with the inclusion of this item was $369,934.43 at completion, against an allocated budget of $350,000.00.

 

2.     Additional Items identified

The additional items identified by Council Officers as being desirable to include in the upgrade were as follows:

 

·           reinstate the concrete footpath and step to the entrance of the building with an accessible ramp (Attachment 2);

·           replace the timber lattice screening and bench seating in the male locker room (Attachment 3);

·           tidy existing services in the male and female bathrooms (Attachment 4); and

·           replace the existing electrical switchboard (Attachment 5).

 

These items have been costed at $62,970.00.

 

These items were initially excluded from the project scope as the total cost of remedial works outlined in the Conditions Report expended the allocated budget.

 

3.     Additional Works requested by the Surf Club

On 18 October 2011, Council received correspondence from the Maroubra Surf Club requesting additional items be included as part of this project. The requested works (Attachment 6) are to:

 

·           replace the external door to the lifesaving equipment room, including painting and constructing a weatherproof hood over the door; and

·           paint the internal walls and ceiling of the gym.

 

The contractor has prepared a quotation of $12,478.00 for this additional work.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:     A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2c:    Strong partnerships between Council, community groups and government agencies.

Key Action:     Champion our community’s needs to other community service providers and government agencies to advocate on our community’s behalf.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The following table shows the project budget and expenditure to date:

 

Project Funding

$

350,000.00

Final project cost including balustrade

        $

369,934.43

(1. First Floor Balustrade cost)

$

( - 26,250.00)

Funding Shortfall (Total)

$

19,934.43

 

Were Council to consider the inclusion of additional items identified by Council Officers and the Maroubra Surf Club, predicted project expenditure would be as follows:

 

Final project cost including balustrade

        $

369,934.43

2. Additional items identified by Council Officers

$

 62,970.00

3. Additional items requested by Club

$

12,478.00

Contingency on additional items

$

 3,772.40

Projected project cost

$

449,154.83

Funding shortfall

$

99,154.83

 

As the Attachments illustrate, the best result for the completion of the project would be to undertake the additional works identified and requested. It is therefore proposed that the funding shortfall of $99,154.83.00 be funded from Council’s Infrastructure Reserves.

 

Conclusion

 

The additional balustrade for the project was deemed to be in the best interests of the public safety and the best result for the building project.  Due to the high visibility of this building element, it has made a significant contribution to the overall aesthetic appearance of the Maroubra Surf Club and the overall success of this Buildings for our Community project.

 

The additional works are items that, although not allowed for in the original scope of works, are seen as making a significant contribution to the final amenity of the building.  The inclusion of these works is in keeping with the provision of adequate and well-appointed facilities for the Club and the community which it serves.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council agree to fund the shortfall of $99,154.83 to complete the Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club project, including the additional works identified by Council Officers and those requested by the Club.  These funds to be allocated from Council’s Infrastructure Reserves.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Balustrade

 

2.View

Entry Path

 

3.View

Screen and Bench Seating

 

4.View

Services

 

5.View

Switchboard

 

6.View

Club Requests

 

 

 

 


Attachment 1 - Balustrade

Attachment 1

 

 

 

Photo 1:  Prior to Works

 

The corner blockwork balustrade to the first floor required removal to allow construction of the new first floor balcony slab.  The existing balustrade adjacent was of horizontal stainless steel wire construction.

 

 

Photo 2:  Completed balustrade

 

The new balustrade is consistent for the full extent of the façade, and constructed with vertical members to prevent climbing.  It is also consistent with the boundary fencing.


Photo 1:   A replacement slab providing an accessible ramp between path and entry threshold is proposed.

 

 

 

Photo 2:  The replacement slab would improve the aesthetics of the approach to the building, and provide equality of access.

 


Attachment 3 - Screen and Bench Seating

Attachment 3

 

 

 

 

Photo 1:   The existing timber lattice screening in the male locker rooms is outdated and damaged in parts. This would be replaced with timber battens.

 

Photo 2:   The benches in the male locker room are damaged. It is proposed to replace them with new timber seating with stainless steel leg supports.


Attachment 4 - Services

Attachment 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 1:  The existing services in the male change rooms are proposed to be rationalised.

 

 

 

Photo 2:  Services in the female change rooms also require rationalisation.

 

 

 


Attachment 5 - Switchboard

Attachment 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 1:   The existing electrical switchboard with damaged cupboard and untidy connections.

 

 

 

 

Photo 2:  The existing electrical switchboard and enclosure is proposed to be replaced.


Attachment 6 - Club Requests

Attachment 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 1:   The external door to the lifesaving equipment room is exposed to the weather and in poor condition.  It is proposed to replace the door and construct a weather hood over it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo 2:  The existing walls of the gymnasium are in poor condition and require repainting.


Works Committee                                                                                             8 November 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W37/11

 

 

Subject:                  Buildings for our Community - Baker Park Toilet Project, Amended Design

Folder No:                   PROJ/10586/2011

Author:                   Sarah  Harmston, Buildings for our Community Project Officer     

 

Introduction

 

Council, at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 13 September 2011, resolved (Procopiadis/Andrews):

 

‘that Council proceed with design development and the preparation of a Development Application for the Baker Park toilet building project.’

 

Issues

 

Background

The location of the proposed Baker Park toilet block is at the base of the Dudley Street embankment, nestled within a row of five mature Moreton Bay Fig trees (Ficus macrophylla). This row of Figs is noted on Randwick City Council’s Register of Significant Trees as making an important contribution to the visual and aesthetic character of Baker Park and the streetscape. They are estimated to be 70-80+ years old.

 

An Arboricultural Assessment and Development Impact Report was prepared by Urban Forestry Australia as part of the design development for the project. This report found that the proposed design of the Baker Park Toilets may have a significant detrimental impact on the two adjacent Figs. It concluded that successful retention of one of the trees may not be achievable with the current design, and that the health of the other may be impacted.

 

One of the recommendations of the report was that Root Mapping of these two trees be undertaken along the line of proposed excavation to better determine the location, size and number of roots that would be likely to be severed as a result of the proposal.

 

Root mapping

Root mapping of the two Figs was undertaken on 15 September 2011, with the exposed roots inspected by Council’s Buildings for our Community Co-ordinator, Buildings for our Community Project Officer and Co-ordinator Tree Management, in conjunction with the arboriculturist.

 

From the location, number and size of exposed roots, it was apparent that the proposed toilet block layout may lead to the loss of both trees in its current configuration. 

 

Amended proposal

As a result of the Root Mapping process, the design was amended to minimise the potential impact on the adjacent figs (attachments 1, 2 and 3). The proposed amendments include:

 

·           Moving the building towards the tennis court to minimise the extent of cut into the embankment behind;

·           Relocating the new path adjacent to the tennis courts to avoid the root zone;

·           Reconfiguring the building perpendicular to the initial proposal to maximise the distance of the building from each tree;

·           Locating the water tank under the new path, rather than cut into the embankment behind;

·           Reducing the overall building footprint; and

·           Introducing a butterfly roof to address concerns of climb-ability and visual privacy from the embankment behind.

 

(The initial design which was prepared for the public exhibition is shown in attachment 4).  

 

Arborist report – amended proposal

The amended plans were assessed by the consulting arboriculturist, who concluded that:

 

Clearly the amended design is a better outcome than the originally proposed footprint. The new building setbacks from the trees will still require root cutting, but the diameters of the identified roots will be diminished in diameter at the point of cutting, fewer roots will require cutting, and root cutting will occur well outside the notional Structural Root Zone of both trees.

 

The report also noted that one of the trees in question was already showing signs of reduced vigour, so may not tolerate the loss of roots on two sides as well as one would hope.

 

Relationship to City Plan

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:       Excellence in Recreation and Lifestyle Opportunities.

Direction 5a:      Maximise opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy both active and passive open space uses.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The root mapping was undertaken at a cost of $1,550 + GST.  This will come out of the overall budget for the project.

 

Conclusion

 

Root Mapping of the site showed that the previous layout of the Baker Park toilet block was likely to significantly impact the health of the two Moreton Bay Figs adjacent to the building.  While noted that the one of these trees is already showing signs of reduced vigour, the amended design is expected to be a considerable improvement for the potential health and survival of these trees.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council proceed with the design development of the proposed amended layout, and the preparation of a Development Application for the Baker Park toilet project based on the amended design.

 

Attachment/s:

1.View

Site Analysis and Context Plan

 

2.View

Detailed Site and Floor Plan

 

3.View

Typical Section

 

4.View

Initial Design Floor Plan for Public Exhibition

 

 


Site Analysis and Context Plan

Attachment 1

 

 

 


Detailed Site and Floor Plan

Attachment 2

 

 

 


Typical Section

Attachment 3

 

 

 


Initial Design Floor Plan for Public Exhibition

Attachment 4

 

 

 

 



Works Committee                                                                                             8 November 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W38/11

 

 

Subject:                  Supporting "Sense of Community" Street Parties

Folder No:                   F2004/07232

Author:                   Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received requests for approval to temporarily close roads for street parties.  Street parties can be a positive way of allowing residents and neighbours to interact, reinforcing community values and creating a true “Sense of Community”.

 

Under the Roads and Traffic Authority’s guidelines temporary road closures for such street parties are able to be approved by Council directly, provided that the applicants adhere to Council’s Schedule of Conditions.

 

The standard conditions that Council imposes on event organisers are to keep the general public and the participants of the event safe, to direct traffic safely around the event, to inform the emergency services of the event and to reduce the impacts of the event on non event users.

 

Issues

 

The usual way to manage traffic for temporary road closures, in order to comply with the relevant OHS act, is to create a Traffic Control Plan (TCP). A TCP describes the layout of traffic control devices such as barriers and signs.  The layout should be designed by suitably qualified traffic control designers. However, in some circumstances further transport management measures are required. For example, Council has recently received a request from residents of Aboud Avenue, Kingsford, to temporarily close the road for a street party. As Aboud Avenue, is within 100m of a state road, the RTA requires a Road Occupancy Licence (ROL) and a Transport Management Plan (TMP). A TMP is a report on how Traffic and Transport will be managed, the likely traffic impacts of the event on the regional or state road network and its impacts on the public transport and emergency services.

 

Organising traffic control can be a complex process and many resident organisers require assistance to correctly design and implement appropriate traffic control.  Council’s Integrated Transport Department can assist residents in preparing simple traffic control plans for the events.

 

To further assist residents of Randwick, and to improve opportunities for residents to build a sense of community, it is proposed that traffic control measures required for neighbourhood street parties be arranged by Council, on behalf of the event organiser.

 

Enquiries made of Council’s insurers confirm that approved street party event organisers are covered for any public liability claim arising from any incident which occurs upon the street.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Depending on the dates and times of the proposed street party the traffic control would be undertaken by Council staff or by external contractors (arranged by Council).  The costs for traffic control would be, on average, $1,500.00.  At this stage Council has received four applications for such street parties. The subject streets are Aboud Avenue, Kingsford; Hooper Street, Randwick; Farnham Avenue , Randwick and McDougall Street, Kensington.  Therefore Council may wish to vote $6,000 to cover the costs associated with these four events with funds being allocated from the 2011-12 Contingency Fund.   Also, if additional applications are received prior to New Year’s Eve it is suggested that a similar approach be taken.

 

Conclusion

 

As part of Council’s commitment to building “a sense of community”, support should be given towards neighbourhood street parties. To safely close the road to facilitate street parties, appropriate traffic control should be implemented. To assist residents and encourage them to hold neighbourhood street parties, it is proposed that Council arrange, on behalf of the residents, all traffic control measures associated with street parties.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council:

 

a)     support “Sense of Community” street parties by arranging, on behalf of residents:

 

i.  traffic control plans

ii.  the preparation of traffic management plans and road occupancy licences for submission to the RTA (if necessary), and

iii. all traffic control measures associated with street parties including all signage and other materials as well as labour on the day of the event.

 

b)     vote $6,000 to cover the costs associated with the street party applications, with funds being allocated from the 2011-12 Contingency Fund.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                             8 November 2011

 

 

Works Report No. W39/11

 

 

Subject:                  Re-Establishment of Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ) and Alcohol Prohibition Zone (APZ) for Coogee Area for Australia Day

Folder No:                   PROJ/10628/2011

Author:                   Gigi Lombardi, Parks & Recreation Officer     

 

Introduction

 

It is intended to re-establish all Alcohol Free Zones (AFZ), (Refer to attachment 1 - maps & schedule 1) and extend them.  Council is also proposing to establish an Alcohol Prohibited Zone (APZ) at Coogee’s beachside parks and reserves for Australia Day for the next four years.

 

The proposal to re-establish these zones results from the implementation of alcohol free and alcohol prohibited zones in Coogee in 2008.  The process for the re-establishment of the AFZ and APZ is required to be in accordance with the Department of Local Government Ministerial Guidelines on Alcohol-Free Zones.

 

Issues

 

Background

Alcohol Free Zones established by Council prohibit the drinking of alcohol in public places that are public roads or carparks under the care and control of Council.  AFZ’s do not encompass parks and reserves.  AFZ’s are established and operate under Sections 642 – 649 of the NSW Local Government Act.

 

The Ministerial guidelines on alcohol free zones state that:

 

‘A proposal to establish an alcohol free zone must in all cases be supported by evidence that the public’s use of those roads or carparks has been compromised by street drinkers’ and ‘reasons supporting alcohol-free zones must be included…..in the proposal.’……………

 

The guidelines further state:

 

‘Generally an alcohol-free zone should be as small as is possible and must only extend to areas which can be supported by reasons.’

 

Alcohol Prohibited Zones established by Council prohibit the drinking of alcohol in beachside parks and reserves outside the currently regulated timeframes for alcohol prohibition currently existing for the park.  APZ are established and operate under Section 632A of the NSW Local Government Act.

 

The previous Alcohol Prohibited Zones at Coogee beachside parks were:

 

·      Dunningham Reserve

·      Goldstein Reserve

·      Coogee Oval

·      Grant Reserve

·      Trenerry Reserve

 

Refer to attachment 2 for map showing these existing APZ for the Coogee Area.

 

Community Consultation

On 6 September 2011, Council undertook community consultation to fulfill legislative requirements for establishment of AFZ & APZ.  Council sought community comments on both proposals.

 

Council has received thirteen submissions and from these submissions it appears that consumption of alcohol in public areas remains a community concern.  Particularly for Australia Day.

 

The submissions received are summarised in Attachment 3 – Summary of Submissions.

 

Outcome of Community Consultation

All submissions received supported the re-establishment of the AFZ’s and some requested the extension of the local AFZ’s to encompass adjoining streets.

 

Two submissions requested inclusion of Mount Street, between Abbott and Bream Streets, Coogee.  One submission requested inclusion of Alison Road, between Avoca Street and Belmore Road.  No specific examples of drinking on the street were provided to support these submissions.

 

 

Number of Submissions Supporting Existing AFZ

Number of submissions NOT Supporting Existing AFZ

Additional areas requested to be included in AFZ

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

1

·    Maroubra Junction - Maroubra Road from Garden Street to Walsh Avenue

·    Randwick -  Belmore Road from High Street to Waratah Street

·    Mount Street, between Abbott and Bream Streets, Coogee

·    Mount Street between Bream Street along Bardon Park, Coogee

·    Alison Road, between Avoca Road and Belmore Road.

 

In reference to APZ, the Police support the request to extend the APZ for Australia Day to additional areas including Gordons Bay and surrounding rockery areas, Clovelly Carpark and surrounding beach park areas.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome   2:    A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2c:     Strong partnerships between Council, community groups and government agencies.

 

Financial impact statement

 

New signs will be required to re-establish and extend the Alcohol Free Zones.   The cost of the signs including installation is $5,500.00.  Funds are available in the 2011-12 Capital Works Budget.


Conclusion

 

Submissions received by Council from the NSW Police, community groups, registered clubs and residents in or near to the proposed AFZ’s have supported the proposal to re-establish existing AFZ’s and APZ for beach parks and reserves in Coogee for Australia Day (with the exception of one submission).

 

Alcohol Free Zones Extension:

In reference to AFZ, the NSW Police - Eastern Beaches Licensing provided evidence of people consuming alcohol to request an extension of the zone as follows:

 

a)     Maroubra Junction - Maroubra Road, from Garden Street to Walsh Avenue, both sides of road and footpath.

 

b)     Randwick -  Belmore Road, from High Street to Waratah Street, both sides 

        of road and footpath.

 

Therefore, these zones are to be included as an extension of the existing AFZ.  (Refer to Attachment 2 – Maps 2 and 7).

 

The other submissions received did not include sufficient reasons or evidence of people consuming alcohol in those particular streets. Therefore, under the conditions set out in the Ministerial Guidelines, these streets cannot be recommended for inclusion in the AFZ’s.

 

Alcohol Prohibition Zones Extension:

In consultation with the NSW Police - Eastern Beaches Licensing and given the evidence of alcohol consumption issues raised in the submissions in the past year, it is intended to extend the APZ for Australia Day to the additional areas of Gordons Bay and surrounding rockery areas, Clovelly Carpark and surrounding beach park areas.

 

Refer to attachment 2 – Map showing existing and proposed locations for Alcohol Prohibition Zone areas.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the existing Alcohol Free Zones as per Schedule 1, be re-established within    Randwick City for a period of four years, expiring on the 8 November 2015

 

b)     the Alcohol Free Zones be extended to include:

 

(i)     Maroubra Junction - Maroubra Road - from Garden Street to Walsh Avenue, both sides of road and footpath.

 

(ii)    Randwick - Belmore Road - from High Street to Waratah Street, both sides of road and footpath.

 

c)     the Alcohol Prohibition Zones for Australia Day be extended to cover Gordons Bay and rockery surrounding areas, Clovelly Carpark and surrounding park        beach areas. 

 

d)     the police and the submission authors be notified of the Alcohol Free Zones and 

        Alcohol Prohibited Zones.

 


Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Schedule 1 - Existing Alcohol Free Zones

 

2.View

Map showing existing and proposed APZ for Australia Day

 

3.View

Schedule 2 - Summary of Submissions

 

4.View

Police Correspondence

 

 

 

 


Schedule 1 - Existing Alcohol Free Zones

Attachment 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1

 

MAROUBRA BEACH

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Marine Parade

Bond Street

Fitzgerald Avenue

Road and footpath

Both

McKeon Street

Marine Parade

Duncan Street

Road and footpath

Both

Maroubra Beach Pavillion

Carpark behind the Pavillion

Carpark behind the Pavillion

Carpark and footpath

Both

Fenton Avenue

McKeon Street

Mons Avenue

Road and footpath

Both

Mons Avenue

Marine Parade

Fenton Avenue

Road and footpath

Both

 

 

MAROUBRA JUNCTION

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Anzac Parade

Boyce Road

Maroubra Road

Carpark and footpath

Median

Anzac Parade

Maroubra Road

Fitzgerald Avenue

Carpark and footpath

Median

 

 

COOGEE

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Arden Street

Carr Street

Dolphin Street

Road and footpath

Both

Coogee Bay Road

Arden Street

Brook Street

Road and footpath

Both

Coogee Oval

Dolphin Street

Alfreda Street

Carpark and footpath

Eastern side

Brook Street

Dolphin Street

Coogee Bay Road

Road and footpath

Both

Dolphin Street

Brook Street

Arden Street

Road and footpath

Both

Alfreda Street

Brook Street

Arden Street

Road and footpath

Both

Beach Street

Dudley Street

Carr Street

Road and footpath

Both

Beach Street

Dolphin Street

Baden Street

Road and footpath

Both

Kurrawa Ave

Beach Street

Paul Lane

Road and footpath

Both

Paul Lane

Kurrawa Ave

end

Road and footpath

Both

Ormond Gardens

Brook Street

end

Road and footpath

Both

Baden Street

Beach Street

End

Road and footpath

Both

Bream Street

Mount Street

Brook Street

Road and footpath

Both

 

 

SOUTH COOGEE

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Elphinstone Road

Moverly Road

Bundock Street

Road and footpath

Both

 

 

LEXINGTON PLACE, MAROUBRA

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

New Orleans Crescent

Morris Way

Neosho Way

Road and footpath

Northern

Lexington Place

New Orleans Crescent

Minneapolis Way

Road and footpath

Both

Minneapolis Crescent

Lexington Place

Neosho Way

Road and footpath

Southern

 

 

LITTLE BAY

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Anzac Pde

Little Bay Road

Jennifer Street

Road and footpath

Both

 

 

RANDWICK

Street

From

To

Applicable Areas

Side

Short Street

Belmore Road

Avoca Street

Road and footpath

Both

Avoca Street

Belmore Road

Pedestrians entrance to Randwick Village

Road and footpath

Western

Note: The Zones exclude adjacent parks and reserves and areas licensed by Council as outdoor eating areas

 


Map showing existing and proposed APZ for Australia Day

Attachment 2

 

 


Schedule 2 - Summary of Submissions

Attachment 3

 

 

Schedule 1 – Summary of Submissions

 

 

Submission #

Date of submission

Submission from

Supports Existing AFZ & APZ?

Submission Details

1

6-Sep-11

Eastern Beaches Licensing NSW Police

YES

Support the re-establishment of existing AFZ and APZ for Australia Day and requests the inclusion of the following areas:
a) Maroubra Junction - Maroubra Road, from Garden Street to Walsh Avenue, both sides of road and footpath.
b) Randwick -  Belmore Road, from High Street to Waratah Street, both sides of road and footpath.

2

6-Sep-11

Resident

YES

Supports the re-establishment of all existing AFZ’s in Coogee and the APZ in beachside parks and reserves in Coogee.  He further requests for most parks and beaches to be included in the AFZ.

3

6-Sep-11

Clovelly Precinct

 

Precinct meeting February and March 2011- RE: Australia Day - The recent alcohol ban at Coogee Beach on Australia Day moved the consumption of alcohol to Clovelly, Gordon's Bay and Maroubra.   This Australia day saw a significant increase in Patronage and alcohol consumption over previous years in Clovelly / Gordons Bay. This has been apparent since the Alcohol bans were introduced at Coogee
Beach. There were excessive amounts of rubbish including glass bottles and several BBQ’s left behind after the event. Revellers were observed drinking alcohol from Glass bottles while swimming in Clovelly Bay and the Council Lifeguards were asked to intervene.

4

12-Sep-11

Resident

 

Requests additional area to be included in AFZ - Mount Street, between Abbott and Bream Streets, Coogee.

5

14-Sep-11

Resident

YES

Mr Norbert Dommel - supports the re-establishment of all existing AFZ’s in Coogee and the APZ in beachside parks and reserves in Coogee for Australia Day

6

18-Sep-11

Moverly Precinct Committee

YES

Supports re-establishment of existing AFZ along Elphinstone Road, South Coogee.

7

18-Sep-11

Gordon's Bay Fishing and Volunteer Sea Rescue Club Inc.

YES

Requests the inclusion of Gordon's Bay Beach and surrounding rock areas in the APZ for Australia Day (similar to Coogee Beach) - Between Major Street, Coogee and Clovelly Car Park.  Reference is made to Australia Day 2011 where a professional group installed a temporary tent to play loud music, sell air mattresses and alcohol on the flat ledges on the south side of Gordon’s Bay.  The event attracted a large crowd and people were using the air mattresses on the water whilst drinking alcohol.  The police was called by the afternoon though the litter damage (from empty cans and glass bottles) to the bay and surrounding area was already done.

8

24-Sep-11

Resident

YES

Supports the re-establishment of APZ in Coogee Area for Australia Day.

9

28-Sep-11

Coogee Precinct

YES

Supports the re-establishment of all existing AFZ’s in Coogee and the APZ in beachside parks and reserves in Coogee for Australia Day. The Committee requests that the following streets and footpaths be designated AFZ’s:  Mount Street between Bream Street along Bardon Park, Coogee.

10

4-Oct-11

Anti-Discrimination Board

YES

Supports the re-establishment of the AFZ for Coogee Area and the APZ in Coogee Area for Australia Day.

11

5-Oct-11

Resident

NO

Does not approve with the proposal for the re-establishment of the APZ in beachside parks and reserves in Coogee for Australia Day.

12

12-Oct-11

Randwick Precinct Committee

YES

Supports the re establishment of the AFZ in Randwick Area and requests additional areas to be included.  Both sides of Alison Road between Belmore Road and Avoca Street (Coach & Horses Hotel).  No specific examples of drinking on the street were provided to support this submissions. 

13

14-Oct-11

Resident

YES

Supports the re-establishment of all existing AFZ’s and the APZ in beachside parks and reserves in Coogee for Australia Day.

 

 


Police Correspondence

Attachment 4