Community Services Committee














Tuesday 10 July 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                                                                                10 July 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, 10 July 2012 at 6pm.



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 - 12 June 2012

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Urgent Business

Community Services Report

C12/12      Minutes of the Randwick City Council Sports Committee Meeting

Library Reports


Notice of Rescission Motions







Ray Brownlee

General Manager

Community Services Committee                                                                                10 July 2012



Community Services Report No. C12/12



Subject:                  Minutes of the Randwick City Council Sports Committee Meeting

Folder No:                   F2005/00446

Author:                   George Bounassif, Co-ordinator Projects      




The Sports Committee Minutes for the meeting held on 23 May 2012 in the SES Training Room, Randwick City Council Depot, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra are presented at the Council Community Committee.




As scheduled, the Sports Committee has met and the minutes of the meeting, which reflects 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 23 May 2012.





Minutes of the Randwick City Council Sports Committee
Meeting held on Wednesday 23 May 2012





Minutes of the Randwick City Council Sports Committee / Meeting held on Wednesday 23 May 2012 /

Attachment 1




Randwick City Council

Sports Committee

 SES Training Room, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra

Meeting held on Wednesday 23 May, 2012




David Shalhoub                  Randwick Junior Rugby

Marsden Auerbach              Sydney Bowmen Archery Club

Peter Devlin                      Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

Daryl Trezise                     Eastern Suburbs Junior Baseball

George Phillips                    Representing Soccer Clubs

Pat Martin                         Randwick Netball Association

Spyro Spyrou                     South Sydney District JRLFC

Jeff Hardy                         South East Senior Oztag Assoc

Jim Squadrito                     Queens Park Touch Association

John Ryan                         Eastern Suburbs Touch Association

George Bounassif               (Chair) Randwick City Council

Chris Hunter                      Randwick City Council

Trish McDonald-Harrison      Randwick City Council



Vince Bell                          South East Oztag Junior

Dean Lance                       AFL

Anne Hardy                       South East Senior Oztag Assoc

Bill Anderson                      Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

Robert Elliott                     Coogee Croquet Club

Bronwyn Gulden                 AFL

Cr Scott Nash                    Mayor, Randwick City Council

Cr Keil Smith                      Councillor, Randwick City Council

Cr Alan White                    Councillor, Randwick City Council

Cr Charles Matthews           Councillor, Randwick City Council 

Jason Gaskin                      Randwick City Council


1.      Welcome

New Chair of the Committee, George Bounassif, welcomed Committee members who introduced themselves. George paid tribute to Chris Hunter’s chairing of the Committee in the period prior to his appointment.


2.      Minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes of the meeting of 15 February 2012 were confirmed, moved by John Ryan and seconded by George Phillips.


3.      Business arising from previous minutes – Nil


4.      General Business


4.1    Pioneers Park – new lighting

Two new lights are erected on the AFL field and will light up the entire AFL field.  There will be eight new poles on the bottom field and lights will be 100 lux.


It is a Condition of the Consent for the lights to only be on four (4) nights a week. 


Spyro Spyrou of South Sydney District JRLFC thanked Council for the good condition of the fields.



4.2    Sportsfield Lighting Centralised Control System.

Chris Hunter said that Council has had a bit of trouble with people fiddling with the lights controls.  When the lights are interfered with, they do not come on the next time they are supposed to.  He asked would Committee members please pass on to their coaches the importance of people not touching  the light controls. Chris asked that, when a light problem was experienced, to let Council know the first thing next morning, so it could be attended to.


Spyro advised that Pioneers Park Lower lights come on when no one is training.  Chris said this is an ongoing problem and the Afterhours phone number to ring is: 9937 2450.


4.3    Amenities at Sportsfield – care and cleaning

There have been complaints about litter being left after games. It is important that Users of the grounds clean up after the game.  This is a Condition of the User Licence.


Marsden Auerbach of Sydney Bowmen Archery said the toilets at Latham Park were not left in the best condition.  Chris said that it is the responsibility of the Hirer to clean toilets and the matter will be discussed with the Rugby Club.


Pat Martin of Randwick Netball advised of trouble they are having in getting players and parents to take responsibility for cleaning up after the game. Various Committee Members offered tactics that have helped them with this issue. An example is nominating people as ground monitors.

Text Box: Action:  Chris Hunter will talk to Pat Martin about this problem.

David Shalhoud of Randwick Junior Rugby requested:
1)  another four rubbish bins for Nagle Park.  
2)  the bins to be collected on Saturday afternoons. 
3)  a storage area for the bins.











4.4    Extracts from Draft Capital Works Budget

          (on Public Exhibition to 28 May 2012)

George Bounassif advised that the following works are listed as part of the Capital Works Budget - 2012-13, currently on public exhibition:


·      Heffron Park Plan of Management Works

·      Pioneers Park Floodlighting

·      Replacement Covers for Cricket

·      Coogee Oval Goal Posts

·      Heffron Park AFL BBQ Facilities

·      Coral Sea Park Goal Posts

·      Latham Park Archery Storage Facility

·      Snape Park Fence

·      Coral Sea Park Bollards


In addition, out of the Building Levy Funded Capital Works 2012–2013, the following are proposed:


·      Nagle Park Dressing Rooms/Amenities

·      Chifley Sports Reserve Amenities

·      Coral Sea Amenities/Change Room

·      Heffron Park Central Eastern Clubhouse and Amenities Building

The Chifley Sports Reserve will include two (2) baseball/softball diamonds. There will be expressions of interest called at the appropriate time.  The design will include an amenities building and storage, play grounds and skate park.


Once the DA is approved and DA Conditions known, the tender process will begin.


Daryl Trezise of Eastern Suburbs Junior Baseball observed that they could be looking at two more years on Pioneers Lower, as a temporary situation.


5.      Any Other Business


Nagle Park

David Shalhoub mentioned problems with dogs, BBQ lids, red back spiders, sprinkler heads not retracting and the issue of needing storage facilities.

Text Box: Action: Jason Gaskin will deal with these matters.

Unauthorised Use of Fields

It was noted that soccer groups, of up to 15 people, come down to a field all kitted up ready to play.


Chris Hunter advised that signs, prohibiting the playing of sport without Council approval, are being erected. The Rangers have been requested to patrol the sports fields and take action when necessary.


6.      Future Meeting Dates

                5 pm on Wednesday          

15 August 2012

21 November 2012