Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

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Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 6pm.

 

 

 

 

MM65/12   Request for Support - 2012 Harmony Walk

MM66/12   Maroubra RSL Junior Diggers Swimming Club

MM67/12   Winter Sleepout - Burnie Park Community Centre & Park

MM68/12   Support for head and brain injury prevention program

MM69/12   Annual updates for Randwick City Tourism Inc's local information brochures

MM70/12   Update on Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for Randwick residents            

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM65/12

 

 

Subject:                  Request for Support - 2012 Harmony Walk

Folder No:                   F2004/07396

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

An application has been received from Mr Ernie Friedlander OAM, President of Moving Forward Together seeking support for the Inaugural “Harmony Walk’ to be held on Sunday, 21 October 2012 at Coogee Beach, commencing at 2pm at the Southern End of Trenerry Reserve and finishing at 4pm at the Plaza.

 

Issues

 

“Moving Forward Together” is a social initiative of various community groups committed to creating a better understanding amongst all sectors of the community for a vision of living in harmony. It is based on the philosophy of a decent society and caters to all people regardless of colour, origin, culture or religion.

 

The Harmony Walk is proposed with the focus: “REMEMBER those that perished in Bali 2002, RENEW the commitment to end intolerance, and RESPECT for all races, creeds and religions,” and is a follow up to the Harmony Day Posters and Song Writing Competitions which are now in their 7th Season.

 

The Harmony Walk is organised by the Moving Forward Together Association in conjunction with the NSW Community Relations Commission, NSW Ethnic Communities Council, Together for Humanity, SBS, STTARTS and the Australian Bahai Community.  It has the support of the NSW Government, the NSW Opposition, NSW Greens and the Police. It is anticipated between 2000 and 3000 people will attend.

 

As the Harmony Walk is a non-profit community event it is recommended that Council support the event and waiver the costs of the use of the reserve, waste removal, associated cleaning costs and provide a $10,000 donation to the Harmony Walk.

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be the $167.00 application fee for the use of the reserve and $450.00 waste removal and associated cleaning costs and provide a $10,000 donation to be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It would be appropriate that Council be acknowledged as a co-operative partner and be included in the event promotion.  This will ensure Council is acknowledged for its support of local community events in the eyes of the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)  Council advise the organiser of the Harmony Walk that it gives “in principle” approval to host the event;

 

b)  Council waive the $617.00 fee for the use of the reserve, waste removal and associated cleaning costs and provide a $10,000 donation for the Harmony Walk and these funds be allocated from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund; and

 

c)  the event organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Coogee Harmony Walk map - Ernie Friedlander - Moving Forward Together

 

 

 

 


Coogee Harmony Walk map - Ernie Friedlander - Moving Forward Together

Attachment 1

 

 

 



Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM66/12

 

 

Subject:                  Maroubra RSL Junior Diggers Swimming Club

Folder No:                   F2010/00096

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a request for assistance from Mr Rod Royston, President, Maroubra RSL Junior Diggers Swimming Club to waive the hire fees at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre to host two swimming carnivals.

 

Issues

 

The Maroubra RSL Junior Diggers Swimming Club will hold two swimming carnivals in October and November 2012 on behalf of their zone.  They are requesting assistance in waiving the fees for the hire of the Des Renford Aquatic Centre.  Mr Royston has advised Council in his correspondence that this non for profit club is a family orientated club and has approximately 250 members.

 

Assessments of the associated fees are as follows:

 

Hire of the Des Renford Aquatic Centre -       $ 770.00 – October

                                                             $ 770.00 - November

Total:                 $1,540.00.

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $1,540.00 which will be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should support the Maroubra RSL Junior Diggers Swimming Club as it provides a service to the local community and encourages children to participate in local swim carnivals. These events will give their members the opportunity to compete against their peers.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $1,540.00 from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund to cover the fees associated with the hire of the Des Renford Aquatic Centre in October and November 2012 to host their carnivals;

 

b)     The event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the two events; and

 

c)     The Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the two events on behalf of Council.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM67/12

 

 

Subject:                  Winter Sleepout - Burnie Park Community Centre & Park

Folder No:                   F2005/00710

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a submission from Mrs Kerri Marriott on behalf of a group of Clovelly residents seeking permission to hold a Winter Sleep Out event in Burnie Park and use of the Burnie Park Community Hall facilities on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2012 with all fundraising to go to Mission Australia.

 

Issues

 

Mrs Marriott proposes to hold the event in Burnie Park between 4.30pm Saturday, 1 September 2012 and 8am Sunday, 2 September 2012 with set up from 2pm on Saturday and completion at 10am Sunday, with no more than 50 participants. The Burnie Park Community Hall is proposed to be used as a wet weather alternative venue, for access to power for 2 x 250-500W flood lights bricks and the bathroom facilities.  The current approved hours of operation of the Community Centre are 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday and the hall is subject to restricted use of one booking per day per weekend.  Mrs Marriott is seeking permission to extend the hours of operation to permit the Winter Sleep Out event.

 

A Notice of Intent Public Open Space Casual Hire Application form and an Application for Hiring of Burnie Park Community Hall have been completed and Mrs Marriott is seeking a waiver of all fees associated with the hire of the park and the hall. Mrs Marriott is seeking sponsorship from local businesses and proposes to place 2m x 2m sponsorship banners on the park and hall fences.

 

Mrs Marriott has been requested to provide a full risk assessment, appropriate security, prohibition of alcohol, detailed plan of lighting and details of sponsorship for approval.

 

Mrs Marriott has advised that no security company will be employed to supervise the event during the night.  She has advised that 5 members of the public will be “on duty”.  Mrs Marriott has not provided requested details in regard to lighting locations or sponsorship.

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $702 in hall hire fees and $167 in application fees for the park hire, totalling $869, which will be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

This event would provide Clovelly residents an opportunity to fundraise for Mission Australia homeless support services.

 

 


 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the applicant be advised that Council gives “in principal approval” to the Winter Sleep Out event at Burnie Park subject to the applicant complying with the conditions of approval that may be imposed once the event is processed.

 

b)     no alcohol to be allowed at the event.

 

c)     the hours of operation of the Burnie Park Community Hall be extended only for this event permitting usage between 2pm Saturday, 1 September 2012 and 10am Sunday, 2 September 2012.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM68/12

 

 

Subject:                  Support for head and brain injury prevention program

Folder No:                   F2012/00384

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Councillor Tony Bowen recently referred an interesting project about children safety to Council for consideration. This project is run by Mr Peter Castaldi, from local production company Dashboard Animals. His company has been engaged by Health NSW’s Agency for Clinical Innovation to research and develop a prototype interactive game for children aged 5 to 9 years aimed at preventing head and brain injury. The first stage of this game will be focused on common accidents that occur in playgrounds.

 

Issues

 

Mr Castaldi is seeking Council support as a partner to communicate and engage the local Randwick City community.

 

Particularly Mr Castaldi is seeking to partner with Council to use our innovative online engagement platform www.yoursayrandwick.com.au to get feedback from local families about the circumstances surrounding common playground accidents. This first-hand experience will be essential to help develop an interactive game that helps children become more aware of safe play and prevent head and brain injuries.

 

As the company is local, they are seeking to work closely with us to communicate with the thousands of local families who make good use of Council’s excellent playgrounds.

 

The engagement program will run for eight weeks commencing in early October to coincide with National Kidsafe Day on October 23.

 

I believe this is a worthy initiative and I am happy to support educational programs to prevent serious head and brain injuries.

 

By supporting this project Council will be taking a leadership role within the community and demonstrating our commitment to children’s safety.

 

Council can make available its communication channels to help support this project including: website promotion, Randwick eNews, Randwick Facebook, Twitter, Randwick’s printed Community Newsletter, publicity support and other channels.

 

Council will be appropriately acknowledged as a partner on all material relating to the head and brain injury prevention program.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter. Providing a specific www.yoursayrandwick.com.au site for this project is covered under Council’s existing contract with the website provider. Council’s communication channels are already funded. There will be some staff time and cost involved in setting up the new website and working with the company to promote the program.

Conclusion

 

Reducing head and brain injuries amongst our children is important. This program is an innovative idea that could make a real difference to children aged 5 to 9 years.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council support the head and brain injury support program by making available our engagement website platform www.yoursayrandwick.com.au and promoting the program as outlined in this Mayoral Minute.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Head & Brain Injury Awareness Campaign Proposal Letter to Mayor from Peter Castaldi

 

 

 

 


Head & Brain Injury Awareness Campaign Proposal Letter to Mayor from Peter Castaldi

Attachment 1

 

 




Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM69/12

 

 

Subject:                  Annual updates for Randwick City Tourism Inc's local information brochures

Folder No:                   F2009/00243

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from Mr Dirk Herford, President of Randwick City Tourism Inc (RCT Inc) for in kind support from Randwick City Council to assist with the annual updating and printing of their popular ‘Coastal Walkway’ information brochure and the ‘Randwick City Sports Coast’ brochure.

 

RCT Inc was first established in December 1990. It was formed as a result of community recognition that tourism played a major part in the economic wellbeing of the Randwick City area. The employment opportunities generated by visitors to the City are a key element to the future prosperity and quality of life for local residents, and particularly for the younger members of the community. The association has no paid employees and all members of the RCT Inc Executive Committee are local residents or local business owners and serve on a purely voluntary basis.

 

Issues

 

RCT Inc has been continuously providing and funding free quality printed information to visitors and residents of Randwick City for the past 21 years. Randwick offers many opportunities for sport and recreational pursuits. The Randwick City ‘Sports Coast’ brochure is a coloured tourism brochure providing a brief historical overview, listings of places of interest and a map of Randwick City featuring the wonderful local natural assets and available sporting activities. The Randwick City Coastal Walkway brochure contains an informational commentary and guide to the coastal walkway as well as a coloured map identifying public amenities and facilities. Both these brochures provide the only available free maps of Randwick City for visitors and residents and have been featured on the Council webpage and available from the Council customer service centre for many years.

 

Due to the constant upgrades in the area and changes to facilities, disabled access, bus routes, public parking etc, as well as the introduction of new cycle paths, it has been decided that annual updates of these brochures are now needed in order to keep all provided information current. In the past RCT Inc has only been able to fund the publication of the free brochures due to printing discounts available for large print volumes and this option is no longer viable.

 

Financial impact statement

 

If the report recommendation is adopted, the requested support will be in kind and there will be no direct financial impact. The in kind support will include graphic design and annual printing.

 

Conclusion

 

The Randwick Economic Development Strategy acknowledges the importance of recreational visitors and sustainable tourism to the Randwick City economy. The Randwick Economic Development Strategy also recognises the importance of the provision of current information for visitors and residents.

Action 4.4: Work with Randwick City Tourism to improve the availability of information about tourism and recreation within the LGA

 

RCT Inc has provided and funded the only available free maps of Randwick City and the Coastal Walkway for the past 21 years. These brochures have provided a great service to recreational visitors and residents of Randwick City and have promoted a healthy lifestyle and sustainable tourism.

 

Partnering with RCT Inc with in kind support for the annual updating and production of the ‘Randwick City Coastal Walkway’ and the ‘Randwick City Sports Coast’ brochures will showcase Council’s ongoing commitment to providing visitors and residents with the best available local information about tourism and recreational activities. It will also showcase Council’s ongoing commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and sustainable tourism in Randwick City.

 

 

Recommendation

That:

 

a)     That Council provides in kind support for the annual updating and printing of the       Randwick City Tourism Inc brochures ‘Randwick City Coastal Walkway’ and    ‘Randwick City Sports Coast’,

 

b)     Randwick City Tourism Inc undertakes to appropriately and prominently    acknowledge the support of Randwick City Council.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM70/12

 

 

Subject:                  Update on Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for Randwick residents

Folder No:                   F2012/00133

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

This Mayoral Minute provides an update on the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for Randwick residents.

 

Issues

 

Earlier this year, Council approved the commencement of the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for Randwick residents. Broadly speaking, residents who register with Green Money are able to earn ‘green’ money points to redeem at local businesses for discounts on certain products. 

 

This is an Australian first and I’ve noticed how well its received attention since it started, not only from media outlets, but from a number of local Councils in NSW and in Victoria, including the City of Melbourne.

 

While the take-up rate for our residents is a little slower than first intended, I understand there are now more than 1,200 residents registered with the scheme, with an average increase in their recycling of about 10.4 percent. The good news is that participating households are also saving in the region of around $242 per annum by the points that they are redeeming at local businesses – a very positive result in the short period of time that Green Money has been in operation.

 

The Recycling Rewards Scheme has also been recently extended to Randwick residents living in units and apartments. 

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

This is a positive way for Council to encourage our residents to improve their recycling behaviour and increase the amount of household waste being placed correctly into the household recycling bins.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council notes the current status of this innovative Australian first, Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme, now open to all residents in Randwick.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil