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
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
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
Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Address of Council by Members of the Public
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:
MOTION: (Matson/Andrews CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.
General Manager's Reports
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.