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

 

MINUTES OF Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 AT 6:27PM

 

Present:

 

The Mayor, Councillor T Bowen (East Ward)

 

North Ward†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Councillors K Neilson &

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† L Shurey (Chairperson)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

East Ward††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Councillors M Matson (Deputy Chairperson) & B Roberts

 

West Ward†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Councillors G Moore & S Nash

 

South Ward††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -† Councillors R Belleli & N DíSouza

 

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

Communications Manager††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr J Hay

Senior Administrative Coordinator†††††††††††††††††††††† Ms J Hartshorn

 

In attendance:

Councillors Andrews, Garcia, Seng, Smith, Stavrinos and Stevenson.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.27pm and was resumed at 8.30pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 4 December 2012

EN1/13

RESOLUTION: (Nash/Roberts) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 4 December 2012 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Greening Randwick Reports

Nil

 

Environment Reports

 

E1/13††††††† Environment Report - Randwick's Coastal and Marine Adventure Program 2013 (F2012/00568)

 

 

 

EN2/13

Prior to the consideration of this item, a short video presentation on Councilís Marine and Coastal Adventure Program was screened at the meeting.

 

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Bowen/Neilson) that:

 

a)†††† the report be received and noted.

 

b)†††† the Council staff involved in this program be thanked for their efforts and sent a ††††††† letter of appreciation from the Council.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Bowen/Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

E2/13††††††† Environment Report - Supporting Sea Week 2013 in Randwick for residents and students of Randwick schools (F2011/00497)

EN3/13

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council supports the allocation of $4,500 from the community education budget of the environmental levy program, including $3,000 to facilitate school and residentsí visits to the Marine Discovery Centre Bondi and $1,500 for schools to have the popular Science of the Surf presentation during Sea Week 2013.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

E3/13††††††† Environment Report - Supporting Earth Hour 2013 with local cafes and restaurants (F2010/00153)

EN4/13

RESOLUTION: (Moore/Matson) that Council demonstrates support for Earth Hour by endorsing the initiative to invite and encourage local restaurant and cafe businesses to provide a unique, low energy, candlelit dining experience on the night of Earth Hour and that up to $6,000 be allocated from the Community Education budget of the Environmental Levy program to fund:

 

 i) ††††† Inviting and encouraging participation from the some 700 cafes and restaurants within Randwick City;

 ii) †††† Placing an advertisement in the Southern Courier listing participating businesses;

iii) †††† Publishing the list of participating businesses on the Randwick City Council Website; and

iv) †††† Providing environmental audits valued at $500 for 5 of the participating businesses to be selected by ballot.

 

MOTION: (Moore/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

E4/13††††††† Environment Report - Update on Council's Solar Energy Projects (F2012/00581)

EN5/13

RESOLUTION: (Moore/Mayor, Cr Bowen) that the report be received and noted.

 

MOTION: (Moore/ Mayor, Cr Bowen) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

E5/13††††††† Environment Report - Term 1 Sustainability courses, workshops and opportunities for residents (F2010/00241)

EN6/13

RESOLUTION: (Roberts/Matson) that:

 

a)†††† the report be received and noted.

 

b)†††† Council staff investigate the possibility of video streaming the sustainability courses over Councilís website and a report come back to Council on the cost and viability of this proposal.

 

MOTION: (Roberts/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil.†

 

 

The meeting closed at 8.46pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 12 March 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

...................................................

CHAIRPERSON