Community Services Committee














Tuesday 14 February 2012










Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

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Community Services Committee                                                                        14 February 2012














Community Services Committee


Notice is hereby given that a Community Services Committee of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 6.00pm.



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


Quorum:                           Eight (8) members


NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Community Services 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  

Community Services Committee - 6 December 2011

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Community Services Reports

C1/12       Sports Committee Minutes

C2/12       Council's Advisory Committee Minutes

C3/12       International Women's Day Community Art Competition 2012

C4/12       National Youth Week 2012

Library Reports


Notice of Rescission Motions







Ray Brownlee

General Manager

Community Services Committee                                                                        14 February 2012



Community Services Report No. C1/12



Subject:                  Sports Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2005/00446

Author:                   Chris  Hunter, Acting Manager Infrastructure Services     




The Sports Committee Minutes for the meeting held on 16 November 2011 in the SES Training Room, Randwick City Council Depot, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra, are presented at the Council Community Services Committee.




As scheduled, the Sports Committee has met and the minutes of the meeting, which reflect discussions and outcomes, are attached.


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


There is no direct financial impact for this matter.




It is recommended that Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the attached Sports Committee.




That Council receive and note the minutes of the Sports Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2011.





Minutes of the Sports Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2011





Minutes of the Sports Committee Meeting held on 16 November 2011

Attachment 1




Randwick City Council

Sports Committee

 SES Training Room, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra

Meeting held on Wednesday 16 November 2011




Pat Martin                        Randwick Netball Association

Ian White                          South Eastern Junior Cricket Association

Michelle Dunn                    South Eastern Junior Cricket Association

David Shalhoub                  Randwick Junior Rugby

Marsden Auerbach              Sydney Bowmen Archery Club

Theo Theol                        Eastern Suburbs Cycling

Stewart Ross                    Soccer Clubs Representatives

Peter Devlin                      Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

Dean Lance                       AFL

Bronwyn Gulden         ALF

John Ryan                         Eastern Suburbs Touch Association

Tony Lewis                        Randwick District Rugby Union

Cr Alan White                    Councillor, Randwick City Council

Peter Stone                      (Chairman) Randwick City Council

Chris Hunter                      Randwick City Council

Jason Gaskin                     Randwick City Council

Trish McDonald-Harrison      Randwick City Council



Cr John Procopiadis             Councillor, Randwick City Council

Cr Charles Matthews           Councillor, Randwick City Council

Anne & Jeff Hardy              South East Senior Oztag Assoc

Bill Anderson                      Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

Jim Squadrito                     Queens Park Touch Association

Kerry Colquhoun         Randwick City Council



1.      Minutes

Minutes of the 17 August 2011 meeting were confirmed.


2.      Business arising - nil


3.      General Business


3.1           Sports Field Renovation Program, Spring/Summer 2011

Jason Gaskin tabled the Sports Field Spring Renovation Program 2011. He said most of the items on the plan are completed. They are still working on pre-emergent applications, fertilising and patching of a number of fields in Heffron Park.


Chris Hunter said the sports field crews are increasingly trained in technical works which were previously done by contractors. These works include: adjustment to sprinkler heads, application of herbicides and broad area fertilising.

3.2  Winter Sports Season

Chris Hunter advised that the Applications for Sports Field Hire forms have been mailed out to all existing hirers, with the closing date for applications being 20 December.  Once all applications are received, Council will allocate fields and respond to applicants early in 2012.



3.3  Sports Field Signage

Ordinance signs detailing prohibited activities on sports fields, including unauthorised sports, are being installed progressively on all sports fields.  The first fields to have signs installed include Snape Park, Coogee Oval, Kensington Oval, Paine Reserve and Heffron Park Fields 53 and 54 and 55.


3.4  Des Renford Aquatic Centre

Peter Stone advised that a DA has been lodged for an aquatic centre, gym, creche and café at the Des Renford Centre. This will make a huge difference to the availability of water sports in the area.


3.5  Chifley Sports Fields

Council still await the approval of Government for the acquisition of parcels of land to make up the Chifley Sports Field Complex.  As soon as that is received, a DA will be lodged.


3.6  Renovation of Coral Sea Park

The renovation of Coral Sea Park including an upgrade of irrigation system is underway.  The fields will be available for use during March 2012



3.7  DA for extra lights at Pioneers Park

DA for extra lights at Pioneers Park has been lodged. Cr White said there will be eight new lights, two on the upper field and six on the lower field.


Cr White said that, given the history of getting approval for floodlighting of Bardon Park, the Sport Committee may need to give their support towards getting the DA through.


Resurfacing of playing fields will be undertaken following approval of funds in the next period.


3.8  Returfing of Latham Park

Both sports fields are being returfed and sand slit drainage installed.  Works are to be completed by end February 2012.



4.  Comments by Sporting Bodies

Eastern Suburbs Touch Football.  John Ryan said the planned signage on sports fields will help deter use of closed grounds.


Randwick Petersham Cricket Club.  Peter Devlin said he appreciated the fence at Kensington Oval.


Randwick Junior Rugby. David Shalhoub asked if, given that Council staff were doing more of the work contractors used to do, could the saved funds be used to do line markings on sports fields.  Chris Hunter replied that the savings were being utilised for other maintenance works not previously undertaken.

Soccer Clubs Representative..  Stewart Ross acknowledged the work done on Coral Sea Park.  He asked when the renovation work will be completed.  The aim is to have it completed by the end of February.


Randwick District Rugby Union. Tony Lewis thanked Council staff for their work at Coogee Oval.


AFL. Dean Lance thanked Council for their efforts.


5.      Any Other Business

Nagle Park

David Shalhoub asked Peter Stone could the issue of parking at Nagle Park be revisited and addressed. He asked could there be right angle parking along Walsh Avenue, as parking was extremely difficult at Nagle.

Text Box: Action:  Peter Stone will approach the Transport Manager to have the Transport Committee consider installing right angle parking Walsh Avenue Nagel Park.

6.      Future Meeting Dates

5 pm on Wednesday          

15 February 2012

16 May 2012

15 August 2012

21 November 2012


The meeting ended at 5.30 pm



Community Services Committee                                                                        14 February 2012



Community Services Report No. C2/12



Subject:                  Council's Advisory Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2006/00216

Author:                   Teresa Mok, Manager Community Planning & Development     




At the 10 March 2009 Community Services Committee Meeting, it was resolved that the minutes of the Advisory Committees are to be presented to the Community Services Committee.


This report brings together for Council’s acceptance, the minutes of previous meetings adopted by the respective Advisory Committees in November 2011.




As scheduled, the Advisory Committee (listed below) has met and the minutes of the meetings reflecting the discussions and outcomes, are attached.


The minutes will also be available on Council’s website after each meeting. This month’s report includes Advisory Committee Minutes from:


·      Older Persons Advisory Committee – November 2011 (endorsed January 2012)


Relationship to City Plan


The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:


Outcome 3:       An Informed and Engaged Community.

Direction 3a:      Effective communication methods and technology are used to share information and provide services.


Financial impact statement


There is no direct financial impact for this matter.




The minutes of these Advisory Committee Meetings are now in order to be submitted to the Council for acknowledgement and acceptance.




That the Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the attached Advisory Committee.





Older Persons Advisory Committee - November 2011.





Older Persons Advisory Committee - November 2011.

Attachment 1




Randwick City Council

Older Persons Advisory Committee

Meeting held on Wednesday 2 November 2011, Randwick Room




Frida Kitas                                Randwick City Council

Billee King                                 Community Representative

Lee Barwick                              Coast Centre for Seniors

Ron Wood                                National Seniors – Randwick Botany Branch

Mike Cornell                              National Seniors – Randwick Botany Branch



Cr. Margaret Woodsmith              Randwick City Council

Anna Lipoma                             Sydney Multicultural Services

Keith Francis                             Community Representative

Jan Muller                                 Junction Neighbourhood Centre

Susan McCann                          Division of General Practice

Linda Mearing                            Coast Centre for Seniors

George Gergely                          Community Representative


1. Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2011 were confirmed.


2. Business Arising from Minutes


2.1      Carers Week Events

Frida reported that the Twilight Tour held at the Prince Henry Nursing and Medical Museum at Little Bay on Wednesday 12 October was a great success, with over eighty carers, their friends and family members attending the event.  The Therapeutic Gardening workshop held at Council’s Community Nursery was also fully booked.


Action: For information.


2.2      Cultural Bridges Concert

The Committee was informed that over 180 residents attended the Cultural Bridges concert held on Wednesday 19 October at the Randwick Town Hall.  The program showcased music and dance from Russia, China, Italy and Indonesia. Culturally appropriate healthy meal options were also promoted at the event for HACC eligible clients from non-English speaking backgrounds. Cultural Bridges was held in conjunction with Eastern Sydney Multicultural Access Project (ESMAP) and was part of Council’s Cultural Arts Program.


Action:  For noting.


2.3      Twilight Concert

Frida provided an update on Bach in the Dark, the final Twilight Concert series fro 2011 featuring cellist Rachel Scott and harpist Genevieve Lang.  Bach in the Dark will be held at the Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Road, on Friday 19 November from 7pm o- 8pm, bookings can be made at or 1300 306 776.  Posters and flyers were tabled at the meeting.


Action:  For noting.


3. General Business


3.1    Free Seniors Play reading

Frida reported that over 100 residents attended the professionally moved reading of The Gift by Joanna Murray-Smith held on Saturday 19 November at Bowen Library Theatrette.  The play reading was a great success and was held in conjunction with The Actors’ Forum and supported by Currency Press.


Action:  For noting.


3.2    Seniors Christmas Concerts

Frida reported that Council’s Seniors Christmas concerts will be held on Thursday 8 December at South Sydney Juniors Auditorium.  There will be two concerts: morning (10am) and afternoon (3pm).  Numbers for both concerts are limited and tickets will be allocated on a “first basis.”  Bookings close on Friday November and can be made on 1300 722 542.  Frida tabled flyers at the meeting.


Action:  For noting.


Information Share

·      Lee reported that the Coast Centre had a very successful Open Day in October, promoting existing and new classes and programs to the general public.  Lee also thanked Council for the $2,000 Cultural Grant they received to deliver a Men’s Health Program in conjunction with the Benevolent Society in November.

·      Ron reported that he has been invited to attend a Morning Tea at Randwick Labour Club on Friday with the member for Kingsford Smith, Peter Garrett and Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, who will also be speaking at the local event.

·      Billee thanked Council and Council staff for supporting the annual Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association reunion, held at the Prince Henry Centre in October.



·      CPSA The Voice Newsletter, November 2011

·      The Junction News, Winter Edition 2011

·      The Little Bay Coast Centre for Seniors Newsletter


Date of Next Meeting:  Wednesday 1 February 2012.



Community Services Committee                                                                        14 February 2012



Community Services Report No. C3/12



Subject:                  International Women's Day Community Art Competition 2012

Folder No:                   F2006/00216

Author:                   Joanne  Harney, Community Project Officer     




2012 will mark the eighth year of the Council’s International Women’s Day Community Art Competition. The Women’s Art Competition is open to women and girls (aged twelve years and over), who live, work, or studying in Randwick City.


This competition is an established event, with some 73 entrants in 2011. The exhibition commences with the awards presentation on Saturday and remains open to public viewing for one week at the same venue. This year the award ceremony will be held on Saturday 10 March, at the Randwick Community Centre. 


This competition encourages women to express themselves through art and is an opportunity to showcase the many artistic skills of women in Randwick City.




The competition is promoted widely and attracts a number of high quality art works. It also gives aspiring artists a rare opportunity to have their work publicly ‘hung’ in a formal exhibition. The exhibition will be open to the public during business hours for one week following the award presentation day. Council staff has applied for an annual grant of $1000.00 from the NSW Office for Women, specifically provided to local council for International Women’s Day activities.


Categories and Prizes 2012


The prizes are divided into 2 age groups:


12 to 19 years Award

1st Prize $500    2nd Prize $300   3rd Prize $200


20 years & over Award

1st Prize $700    2nd Prize $400   3rd Prize $300


Councillors’ Commendation Award  $150 gift voucher for art supplies


In addition to the art competition and exhibition, the Council will be running a number of workshops on women’s health issues to give women tips and skills on ways to achieve better health.


These activities will be promoted through council website, established services networks and in the Southern Courier Mayors Column. Posters and flyers will shortly be disseminated to local schools, community organisations, and past entrants across the LGA.


Relationship to City Plan


The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:


Outcome 2:     A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2b:    Enrich our range of community services that meet our community’s needs.


Financial impact statement


The cost of holding this event is provided for in the 2011-12 Community Development budget.




This event showcases the many artistic skills and highlights the invaluable contribution women make to our community as well as celebrating International Women’s Day.




That the report be received and noted.







Community Services Committee                                                                        14 February 2012



Community Services Report No. C4/12



Subject:                  National Youth Week 2012

Folder No:                   F2004/07708

Author:                   Avril Jeans, Project Officer     




National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with thousands of young people aged 12-25 getting involved. Randwick City Council has planned a range of events and activities in partnership with the Shack Youth Services and Randwick TAFE. NYW 2012 will take place from 1 to 10 April 2012.

NYW aims to encourage young people to:


·           share ideas

·           attend live events

·           have their voices heard on issues of concern to them

·           showcase their talents

·           celebrate their contribution to the community

·           take part in competitions, and

·           have fun!


NYW is implemented jointly by Australian, State and Local Governments and coordinated by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, in collaboration with the departments responsible for youth affairs in each state and territory. The slogan for 2012 is: ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire.’ 


Events and activities organised by Randwick City Council for this year are commensurate with the aims of National Youth Week and will encourage young people to achieve NYW goals. The following activities are proposed for Youth Week 2012 and will be facilitated by Randwick City Council in collaboration with the Shack Youth Services and SESIAHS Youth Links program:


·           Urban Shorts 2012 Randwick Youth Film Festival is a short film competition culminating in a presentation night and screening.


·           Filthy Art Festival incorporating pavement art, a skate clinic, recycled art prize, Stars of the LeX-factor performance, installation art, recycled jewellery and zine ‘comic’ making and a youth consultation activity.


·           Stop-motion workshop is a free film making workshop held in Bowen Library in partnership with the Shack Youth Services.


·           Recycled art workshop is a free workshop using recycled materials, specifically footwear, to generate entries into the FAF Recycled Art Prize.




The following is a summary of the proposed activities planned for Youth Week 2012.


Urban Shorts 2012 Randwick Youth Film Festival

Urban Shorts provides an opportunity for young people to showcase their talents, develop skills, contribute to the community and be heard on issues that concern them. It is open to all young people aged 12-25 years (who live, work, study or attend recreational activities in Randwick city) to enter a short film (under 10 mins) and win prizes. Urban Shorts will culminate in an awards night and screening kindly sponsored by the Ritz Cinema Randwick. An additional sustainability prize of $300 will be awarded to the best film dealing with recycling or other sustainable practices.


Stop-motion film workshop

A Stop-motion film maker will conduct a free public workshop at the Bowen Library to introduce local young people to the intricacies of film making using stop frame photography of animated 3D figures. This workshop will relate directly to Urban Shorts and may eventually form another entry category for the festival. Local youth centres will be encouraged to bring young people from their centres and to follow up with their own activities at a later date.


Filthy Art Festival (FAF)

FAF uses a variety of creative arts to engage with issues of sustainable practices, recycling, overconsumption, coastal ecology and pollution. FAF 2012 will feature:


·           Chalk art workshop and activity on the pavement of Maroubra promenade dealing with marine pollution

·           Skate clinic and demonstration 

·           Recycled art workshop in partnership with Reverse Garbage

·           Recycled art prize on footwear

·           Installation artwork using recycled materials e.g. PET bottles 

·           Stars of the LeX-factor performance using Council’s solar speakers

·           Recycled jewellery making using found objects and other discarded materials

·           Zine making – 4 to 6 page comics designed and made by young people exploring a youth issue

·           Shack activities including a BBQ and temporary tattoos

·           Youth consultation (Vox Pop and graffiti wall)

·           Information stalls (mental and sexual health etc) 


Recycled art workshop

Reverse garbage will conduct two free public recycled art workshops at the Bowen Library and South Sydney High School. The workshops will generate entries into the Recycled Art Prize. Local youth centres will be encouraged to bring their young people and to follow up with their own activities at a later date.


Relationship to City Plan


The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:


Outcome 2:     A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2b:    Enrich our range of community services that meet our community’s needs.

Key action:      Celebrate the range of cultures and people within Randwick City.


Financial impact statement


National Youth Week 2012 activities will cost $11,380. This is funded through Community Development annual budget as well as an annual $2,460 financial grant from NSW Department of Family and Community Services. 




National Youth Week activities provides for two key events for young people on the Council’s 2012 events calendar. The wide ranging activities to be provided should engage the interest of young people from all age groups. The proposed activities will provide continued visibility of Council’s commitment to providing creative and leisure activities for its younger residents.




That Council note the proposed activities planned for National Youth Week 2012 in Randwick City, to take place from 13 to 22 April.