THESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 AT 5.02pm

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor T Bowen (Chairperson) (East Ward)

 

Councillor N D’Souza (Deputy Mayor) (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                           -   Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey & K Smith

                                                             

South Ward                                          -   Councillors R Belleli & P Garcia

 

East Ward                                            -   Councillors M Matson & B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -   Councillors G Moore, S Nash & H Stavrinos

 

Central Ward                                        -   Councillors A Andrews, T Seng & G Stevenson

 

Officers Present:

 

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr G Banting

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Manager Development Assessment                     Mr K Kyriacou

Communications Manager                                  Mr J Hay

Manager Corporate Improvement                        Ms A Warner

Coordinator Learning & Development                   Ms P Hatziagannis

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

 

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Seng. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Nash.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Nil.

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM99/12  Mayoral Minute - The Case for Change Report (F2012/06574)

325/12

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Andrews) that:

 

a)     Council affirm the position that Randwick Council not be amalgamated;

 

b)     Council consider a plebiscite of the residents of Randwick at an appropriate         time when further feedback is available from the review panel to obtain         guidance from the residents on the issue of possible amalgamation;

 

c)     non-voluntary Council amalgamations are opposed;

 

d)     but should non-voluntary amalgamations proceed a preferred outcome for Randwick would include the following:

 

i.     The election of Councillors should be based on a proportional system of at least three Councillors per ward with this system being introduced into the Botany Council area;

ii.    The current ratio of Councillors to residents across the eastern suburbs should not be reduced but increased to a realistic level;

iii.    If Botany Council is to be absorbed into an expanded City of Sydney Council, Randwick, Woollahra and Waverly should be kept separate as a distinct eastern suburbs council area;

iv.   If the City of Sydney amalgamates with Botany Council the Port Botany complex should be retained within whatever eastern suburb Council emerges; and

 

e)     neighbouring Councils are to be informed of this resolution.

 

MOTION: (The Mayor, Cr T Bowen) that:

 

a)   Council affirm the position that Randwick Council not be amalgamated; and

 

b)   Council undertake a plebiscite of the residents of Randwick at an appropriate time to obtain guidance from the residents on the issue of possible amalgamation.

 

AMENDMENT: (Matson/Andrews) CARRIED AND BECAME THE MOTION.

 

A DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Belleli

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Matson

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Nash

Councillor Moore

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Seng

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Total (9)

Total (6)

 

MOTION: (Matson/Andrews CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

A DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Belleli

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Matson

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Nash

Councillor Moore

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Seng

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Total (9)

Total (6)

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM40/12  General Manager's Report - Better, Stronger Local Government - The Case for Change - Discussion Paper (F2004/08248)

 

This item was considered in conjunction with MM99/12 (Mayoral Minute - The Case for Change Report) - see above.

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr T Bowen, declared the meeting closed at 6.10 pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 11 December 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON