Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 11 December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 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, 11 December 2012 at 6pm.

 

 

 

 

MM93/12   Surfing NSW Pictorial Surfing History of Maroubra Beach - Request for Financial Assistance

MM94/12   Local Government Chief Officer's Group Meeting

MM95/12   JRPP Approval to Place Inglis Site Rezoning on Public Exhibition

MM96/12   St Brigid's College Randwick - Request for Financial Assistance

MM97/12   Request for donation from Youth Link, Australia

MM98/12   Randwick Public School - Request for Financial Assistance         

GM42/12    Sale of Randwick Rugby Club

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (c) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

    

 

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM93/12

 

 

Subject:                  Surfing NSW Pictorial Surfing History of Maroubra Beach - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

An application has been received from Mr Mark Windon, Chief Executive Officer on behalf of Surfing NSW for a funding contribution towards production of “Maroubra - The Golden Age”, a pictorial surfing history 1958-1985 of Maroubra Beach.

 

Issues

 

1980 Word Amateur Surfing Champion Mark Scott, Surfing NSW CEO Mark Windon, Maroubra Surfers Church founder Steve Bligh, MSA founding member Brad Wallace and legendary surf photographer Tony Nolan have been working with several other high profile locals to compile a pictorial history of surfing at Maroubra Beach.

 

Surfing NSW is seeking a funding contribution to assist with the development and production of the book. The book launch will coincide with a junior surfing competition planned for Maroubra in early 2013 plus the revamp of the Maroubra walk of fame.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3,000.00 which will be charged to the 2012-13 Council Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that this production of “Maroubra - The Golden Age”, a pictorial surfing history 1958-1985 of Maroubra Beach is a beneficial historical and community project and something for the wider Randwick City community to embrace and be proud of.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council:

 

a)     contribute $3,000.00 to Surfing NSW for the production of “Maroubra The Golden Age”, a pictorial surfing history 1958-1985 on Maroubra Beach with funds to be charged to the 2012-13 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     advise Surfing NSW to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution to the production of the pictorial surfing history; and

 

(c)    the Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the participants at the book launch on behalf of Council.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM94/12

 

 

Subject:                  Local Government Chief Officer's Group Meeting

Folder No:                   F2008/00390

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

At its ordinary meeting held 24 June, 2008 Council resolved to endorse the General Manager’s membership application for the Local Government Chief Officers Group. The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the General Manager’s attendance at the group conference to be held in Whangarei Kaipara District Council, New Zealand from 6 to 8 March 2013.

 

Issues

 

The Local Government Chief Officers’ Group is the peak professional development network of Australia and New Zealand Local Government Chief Executives. Membership of the Local Government Chief Officers Group is limited to 100 Chief Officers throughout Australia and New Zealand. A requirement is that the member must have their Council’s support to participate and attend at least one in every three group meetings. Group meetings are held quarterly and rotate throughout Australia and New Zealand. The objectives of the Local Government Chief Officers Group are:

 

1.     To act as a forum for the exchange of experience and information between Chief Officers to benefit their Councils in particular and local government in general.

2.     To utilise the experience and knowledge of Chief Officers at various government and organisational levels.

3.     To facilitate the professional development and training of Chief Officers.

 

As always, another major benefit of this Group is the opportunity to network one on one with other CEO’s and industry leaders to see exactly how they are dealing with the myriad of challenges currently being faced by local government.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost of travel, accommodation and meals has been allowed for in the 2012-13 training budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick City Council is recognised within the Local Government industry as a leader and an innovator. The ongoing exchange of experiences and information within this leading group will keep Randwick at the forefront of local government and provide exciting opportunities for Council to explore.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council note the General Manager’s attendance at the annual conference of the Local Government Chief Executive Officers’ Group to be held in Whangarei Kaipara District Council, New Zealand from 6 to 8 March 2013.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM95/12

 

 

Subject:                  JRPP Approval to Place Inglis Site Rezoning on Public Exhibition

Folder No:                   F2008/00390

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

On Tuesday 4th December, 2012 the Joint Regional Planning Panel green-lighted the public exhibition process overturning Randwick Council’s previous rejection of the Inglis Newmarket development proposal in December 2011, which was based on significant community concern about over-development. The purpose of this mayoral minute is to publicly express Council’s outrage at this decision and in particular the excessive height proposed for this development.

 

Issues

 

Randwick City Councillors voted at a Planning Committee Meeting on 6th December, 2011 to decline to proceed with the public exhibition of a rezoning proposal for the five hectare Inglis Newmarket site on Barker St in Randwick. This decision was made as the development was considered excessive for the local area as was the increased traffic congestion which would be generated by the proposed complex.

 

At its ordinary Council meeting held 23rd October, 2012 Council strongly criticised the State Government decision to override Council’s planning powers for the proposal and appoint the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) as the consent authority. As mentioned above, this matter is now going to public exhibition. What is also of immense concern is the new height limits proposed of up to nine storeys.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

I now call on the State Government to hold a public hearing on the proposal to rezone the Inglis stableyards site on Barker Street, Randwick to allow up to nine storeys. The community told us loud and clear last year that 800 new homes in towers of up to nine storeys is just too dense and too tall and would have negative impacts on the surrounding area.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council call on the State Government to hold a public hearing on the proposal to rezone the Inglis stableyards site on Barker Street, Randwick to allow up to nine storeys.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM96/12

 

 

Subject:                  St Brigid's College Randwick - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Principal of St Brigid’s School, Coogee requesting Council's assistance in helping the school purchase and install a flagpole for the purpose of flying the aboriginal flag.

 

Issues

 

The school has obtained quotes and the cost of purchase and installation of the flagpole is around $1400.00. Council could also install the flagpole using Council staff which would reduce the level of assistance requested.

 

The school proposes to have a day of celebrations and a rolling up of the new aboriginal flag before the school wraps up at the end of the school year. I have been invited to join the school to mark this special occasion in their school calendar.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The maximum cost to Council will be $1,400.00 with funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2012/2013.

 

Conclusion

 

I propose that the School’s request be supported to encourage the flying of the Aboriginal flag and to promote learning and respect for the Aboriginal flag and traditions by our local School children.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council fund the cost of the purchase and installation of a flag pole for St Brigid’s School, Coogee for the purpose of flying the Aboriginal flag, up to the amount of $1,400, and that this cost be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM97/12

 

 

Subject:                  Request for donation from Youth Link, Australia

Folder No:                   F2004/07396

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Youth Link Australia (YLA) organisation has written to Randwick City Council requesting a donation of between $40 to $50 to help fund a website service aimed at linking all youth activities and groups operating in a local area within a single website.

 

This organisation, established in 2012 collects information from the providers of a range of youth related services and activities, and promote them via its website. 

 

Vital information such as contact details and operating/opening times will enable local youth to easily see their local services online. The portal has also been designed to enable young people to easily access a range of information through other, already established advisory and information web sites.

 

Youth Link Australia is currently searching for financial donations to enable it to continue promoting local, state wide and national youth services to young people and family members. As a national organisation, it is seeking a donation of between $40 to $50 per local council (Australia wide).

 

Financial impact statement

 

The financial impact will be $40.

 

Conclusion

 

I believe that for a small donation, our local young residents and their parents/carers will continue to benefit from information provided by this web-based service provider.

 

I recommend that Randwick City Council make a one-off donation of $40 to Youth Link Australia, and enable it to continue with their valuable work.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Council make a one-off donation of $40 to Youth Link Australia.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             11 December 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM98/12

 

 

Subject:                  Randwick Public School - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Bowen, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Principal of Randwick Public School requesting Council's assistance with the installation of five bike racks to assist their students and encourage more students to ride their bikes to school.

 

Issues

 

Quotes have been obtained and the cost of purchase and installation of the bike racks to accommodate ten bicycles will be around $3,500.00. The estimate includes five stainless steel stands mounted within a concrete slab, with each stand accommodating two bicycles. These bicycle stands provide students with a secure parking facility whilst remaining unobtrusive when not in use. The stands facilitate easy access, secure bicycles of all sizes and are manufactured in heavy-duty stainless steel.

 

This is a small step towards encouraging more physical activity amongst our youth whilst at the same time being environmentally friendly.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The maximum cost to Council will be $3,500.00 with funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2012/2013.

 

Conclusion

 

I propose that the School’s request be supported to encourage more students to undertake physical activity through the riding of their bikes to school.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council fund the cost of the purchase and installation of five bike racks at Randwick Public School, up to the amount of $3,500.00, and that this cost be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil