Community Services Committee

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Services Committee                                                                                9 April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Services Committee

 

Notice is hereby given that a Community Services Committee of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 at 6:00pm

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor (T Bowen), Andrews, Belleli, D’Souza, Garcia, Matson (Chairperson), Moore, Nash, Neilson, Roberts, Seng, Shurey (Deputy Chairperson), Smith, Stavrinos and Stevenson

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Community Services Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Community Services Committee - 12 March 2013

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Privacy warning;

In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 66 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

Urgent Business

Community Services Reports

C5/13       Sports Committee Minutes

C6/13       Council Advisory Committee Minutes

Library Reports

Nil   

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Community Services Committee                                                                                9 April 2013

 

 

Community Services Report No. C5/13

 

 

Subject:                  Sports Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2006/00406

Author:                   George Bounassif, Manager Infrastructure Services     

 

Introduction

 

The Sports Committee Minutes for the meeting held on 20 February 2013 in the Matraville Room, Randwick City Council Depot, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra are presented at the Council Community Committee.

 

Issues

 

As scheduled, the Sports Committee has met and the minutes of the meeting, which reflects discussions and outcomes, are attached.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:       Excellence in Recreation and Lifestyle Opportunities

Direction 5a:      Maximise opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy both active and passive open space uses.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the attached Sports Committee.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council receive and note the minutes of the Sports Committee Meeting held on 20 February 2013.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Sports Committee Minutes

 

 

 

 


Sports Committee Minutes

Attachment 1

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

Randwick City Council Sports Committee Meeting

Held on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 5:00pm

In the SES Training Room, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra

 

 

Chair

George Bounassif

Manager Infrastructure Services

 

Attendees

Chris Hunter

Co-ordinator Open Space Services

 

Jason Gaskin

Supervisor (Sportsfield) Open Space Services

 

Julie Matthews

Administrative Assistant

 

Theo Theol

Eastern Suburbs Cycling

 

Mick Fisher

South Sydney District JRLFC

 

Bronwyn Gulden

AFL – Representative Maroubra Saints, Juniors

 

David Shalhoub

Randwick Junior Rugby

 

Peter Devlin

Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

 

Daryl Trezise

Eastern Suburbs Junior Baseball

 

George Phillips

Soccer Clubs - Representative

 

Cr Anthony Andrews

Councillor (Central Ward)

 

John Ryan

Eastern Suburbs Touch Association

 

Mike Reiners

AFL – Representative Maroubra Saints

 

Apologies

Jim Squadrito

Queens Park Touch Association

 

Michele Dunn

South Eastern Junior Cricket Association

 

Marsden Auerbach

Sydney Bowmen Archery Club

 

Cr Kiel Smith

Councillor (North Ward)

 

Dean Lance

AFL – Representative Maroubra Saints

 

 

 

 

1.   Welcome & Apologies

 

 

George Bounassif introduced Julie and welcomed her and all attendees to the meeting.  Attendees provided around the table introductions.  Apologies were provided.

 

 

 

 

 

2.   Previous minutes of 21 November 2012

 

 

Minutes from the previous meeting of 21/11/2012 were confirmed by Daryl and seconded by David.

 

 

 

 

3.   Business arising from previous meeting

Previous item 3.2 – Burrows Park

David advised that he had forgotten to submit a request for additional lighting to the flood light poles as a capital works request.  George Bounassif confirmed ok for him to submit the request at this point in time.

Previous item 4.4 – Winter sportsfield application process

Jason confirmed that letters have now been sent to all applicants notifying them of the outcome of their application.  John noted that he has not received a letter.

Jason advised that the closing date for applications has been extended to 18 March 2013 as many change of hours requests have been received.

Action Item:      Jason to forward John his letter.

 

4.   General Business

4.1 Winter sports season 2013

Jason advised that oversowing has been commenced on a number of sportsfields.  Sportsfields are not to be used at present, as it is very important to allow the rye seed to germinate.  Jason asked club representatives to request their coaches to keep off the sportsfields until the official start date of Monday 4 March 2013 for preseason training.

David asked does this relate to junior pre-season training as well.  Jason advised that a lot of use is at Coral Sea Park where soccer is being played - by people who seem to be backpackers, or from coaching academies, and not juniors.

Cr Andrews noted that up to 30 people train at Snape Park with between 5 and 8 unorganised groups putting up their own posts.  The players are wearing boots with stoppers which is very harmful to the oval surface.

Chris advised that he has asked rangers to patrol and confirmed that to date the culprits have not been any of our recognised clubs.

Jason advised that RCC can now control lighting by switching off flood lights from a centralised switch.  Unfortunately day light saving does pose a problem.

John said that the unapproved night time use disturbs residents who have to bear the noise of cheering, whistles etc.  John also noted that Paine Reserve gets a hammering.

Paul said that Kensington Oval also gets a hammering.

Cr Andrews said the problem could be attributed to UNSW having sold its fields.

Jason said that rangers have done a 3 week blitz at Coogee Oval by giving move on orders to unauthorised players.  Rangers have undertaken to call police when players fail to move on after being instructed to.

Chris mentioned it’s interesting that a professor at UNSW regularly phoned to find out what time the lights are turned on at sportsfields.

Action Item:     Club representatives to instruct coaches etc that sportsfields are not to be used until Monday 4 March 2013.

4.2  Winter sports season 2013 – wet weather field closures

Chris said that coming into the winter season daily inspections have been introduced (instead of 2 or 3 day per week inspections).  However when there is prolonged sunshine the inspection period will be extended.  Positive feedback received from attendees.

John queried whether the best time to carry out field inspections would be AM or PM.  He said that leaving the notification as late as possible in the day would address cases where the weather changes after an AM notification.  Chris advised that RCC receive complaints that PM notifications are too late.  David added that PM notifications could pose a problem for mothers not having enough notice to organise the younger kids.  David added that the sportsfield hirers always have the prerogative to make a call whether or not play should go ahead (in light of weather changes); even if the sportsfields are open.  George Bounassif reminded attendees of the MyRandwick app that is available.

David provided positive feedback about RCC’s communications relating to Sportfields, stating that it is an excellent system.

4.3  Sports committee capital requests 2013/2014

Jason confirmed the requests up for consideration, being:

·      South Coogee Bowling Club – shade sails

·      Sydney Bowmen Archery Club – Latham Park awning

·      Eastern Suburbs Touch Football – Heffron Park lighting

·      Maroubra Saints AFL – Pioneer Park scoreboard

·      Maroubra Saints AFL – Pioneer Park drainage

·      Randwick Petersham Cricket Club – Snape Park nets extension

·      Eastern Suburbs Junior Baseball – Chifley Sports Reserve tractor

·      Maroubra Saints AFL – Pioneer Park storage facility

·      Randwick Rugby Club – Latham Park refurbish dressing sheds

Jason confirmed that the western car park of Snape Park is already on the list.

Daryl asked what measures would be put in place to protect the scoreboard from vandalism. Chris said that the scoreboard at Coogee Oval is enclosed so is protected from vandals – the scoreboard at Yarra is not enclosed and thankfully has not been vandalised for about 4 years.  The security of the new scoreboard will need to be resolved if funding is approved for the facility.

Chris confirmed these requests are still proposals at this stage and outcomes will not be known until after approval of the draft budget (May) and subsequent public exhibition period.  Final outcomes will be known in August.

 

4.4  Capital works update current year 2012/2013

George Bounassif advised that RCC project managers are working hard to build the infrastructure for clubs, with the following projects:

·      Heffron Park Netball Courts resurfacing

·      Heffron Park Children’s Bicycle and Picnic Facility

·      Pioneers Park Amenities Building upgrade

·      Nagle Park Amenities Building upgrade

·      Baker Park Amenities Building

·      Heffron Park AFL Field upgrade

·      Heffron Park Central East Clubhouse

·      Des Renford Leisure Centre

·      Chifley Sports Reserve

·      Chifley Sports Reserve Amenities Building

Daryl queried Chifley Sports Reserve progress.  George Bounassif advised that RCC is waiting on a construction certificate which is dependant on RMS’s approval of Bunnerong Road.  RMS has given its verbal approval however formal approval in writing is required.

Daryl also queried whether there has been an interest in the multipurpose area of Chifley – George Bounassif advised that RCC is not calling for expressions of interest yet, although many preliminary expressions have already been received.

 

5.    Other Business

5.1  Heffron Cycling Track

Chris advised complaints have been received from pedestrians about cyclists using the whole of shared pathways.  Theo noted that he is aware of congregation on the pathway before and after races and that he would speak to the clubs about it.

David asked if the cycle track was only for use by clubs.  Chris clarified that the track is available for cycling clubs and associations to book and that it is also open for general use by the public.

Chris advised that due to Centennial Park reduction of permits for cycling groups to use the park, that more cyclists are using Heffron Park.

John mentioned the shared pathways are potentially problematic in terms of accidents.

Theo reported the south west corner of the cycle track always has a lot of debris and dirt covering it.  George Bounassif wondered if this could be coming from nearby contractors – he will speak to the contractors and put them on notice to ensure track is free of dirt and debris.

Action Item 1:   Theo will speak to his clubs about obstructing pathways.

Action Item 2:  George Bounassif will speak to contractors about dirt & debris on the track.

5.2  Nagle Park upgrade

David reported that the Nagle Park upgrade is looking great and asked if the new toilets are going to be open permanently, for public use.  Jason advised that the same system will apply as with the temporary toilets, in that the new toilets (when complete) will be open for the hiring clubs and closed at all other times.

David asked if training could commence on 4 March.  Chris confirmed that yes, it could.

5.3  Chifley Clubhouse

Daryl queried location of his club’s gear which is stored in the clubhouse.  Due to works, gear will have to be moved to Pioneers in August.

5.4  Committee’s progress

Mick remarked on the huge progress by the committee since the last meeting that he attended approx 2 years ago, and expressed his thanks to RCC.

 

6.   Meeting closure

George Bounassif thanked all attendees for attending and advised that the next meeting will be on Wednesday 15 May at 5:00pm

 

No further business – meeting concluded at 6:05pm

 


Community Services Committee                                                                                9 April 2013

 

 

Community Services Report No. C6/13

 

 

Subject:                  Council Advisory Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2004/07646

Author:                   Ilana Kaplin, Coordinator Community Programs and Partnerships     

 

Introduction

 

At the 10 March 2009 Community Services Committee Meeting, it was resolved that the minutes of the Advisory Committees are to be presented to the Community Services Committee.

 

This report brings together for Council’s acceptance, the minutes of previous meetings adopted by the respective Advisory Committees in February 2013.

 

 

Issues

 

As scheduled, the Advisory Committees (listed below) have met and the minutes of the meetings, which reflect discussions and outcomes, are attached.

 

The minutes will also be available on Council’s website after each meeting. This report includes minutes from:

 

·      Access Advisory Committee – February 2013 (endorsed March 2013)

·      Older Persons Advisory Committee – February 2013 (endorsed March 2013).

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:  An informed and Engaged Community.

Direction:  Effective communication methods and technology are used to share information and provide services.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The minutes of these Advisory Committee Meetings are now in order to be submitted to the Council for acknowledgement and acceptance.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the following Advisory Committees:

 

·      Access Advisory Committee – February 2013

·      Older Persons Advisory Committee – February 2013

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Access Advisory Committee - February 2013

 

2.View

Older Persons Advisory Committee - February 2013

 

 

 

 


Access Advisory Committee - February 2013

Attachment 1

 

 

MINUTES

Randwick City Council Access Advisory Committee

Meeting held on Thursday 14 February 2013, at the

Randwick Room, Randwick Council.

 

Present

Vince Bates                            Headeast

Melinda Ross                          Sunnyfield

Tess Protey                            Junction House

Frida Kitas                              Randwick City Council

Ilana Kaplin                             Randwick City Council

Cr.Kathy Neilson                     Randwick City Council

Jessica Blair                            Community Representative

Andrew Blair                            Community Representative

Meryl Christian                        Junction Neighbourhood Centre

 

Apologies

Chris Donnellan                       Randwick City Council

Anne Patterson                               Community Representative

 

3     Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 8 November were confirmed.

 

4.    Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

4.1    NSW World AIDS Day Events & Fundraising

RCC had an information stall at Coogee Family Fun Day in December to promote and support World AIDS Day.  Awareness and funds were raised on the behalf of NSW Health Service – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.  Funds were donated to charities Camp Goodtime and The International Network of Positive Women, Indonesia.

 

Action:  For information.

 

4.2    Eastern Sydney Disability Information Expo

RCC hosted the Eastern Sydney Disability Information Expo in partnership with Waverley Council in December at Oxford Street Mall, Bondi Junction.  Over 14 disability services promoted services and support programs in Eastern Sydney and surrounding areas for people with a disability and their carers. RCC services, support programs and events were promoted. Services providers reported that the Expo was a good networking opportunity.

 

Action:  For noting.

 

4.3    Seniors Outdoor Gym

RCC has built an outdoor gym with low impact exercise equipment suitable for Seniors and the mobility impaired, between Maroubra Surf Club and the Beach Pavilion.  The site provides easy access to public transport, parking and toilet facilities.  Frida Kitas obtained a grant of $21,500 from the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW towards a shade cover for the gym. 

 

Action:  For noting.

 

4.4  ESPIR Service Providers Engagement Forum

RCC supported Eastern Sydney Medicare Local to host a briefing session and engagement forum in November for local service providers on the Partners in Recovery (PIR) program.  The purpose of the forum was to update services who will be involved with the PIR program in Eastern Sydney.  Over 40 services and organisations attended the briefing.

 

Action: Frida to arrange for guest speakers from Eastern Sydney Medicare Local and the GP Forum to attend an Access Advisory meeting.

 

4.5  Mad Hatter’s Summer Ball

Junction House in conjunction RCC held the Mad Hatter’s Summer Ball for people with a disability and their carers at the Prince Henry Centre on Saturday 9 February. RCC promoted services that it provides to people with a disability and carers such as the Home Maintenance and Modification Service (HMMS) and the Home Library Service.  Over 120 residents attended the International Day Ball.

 

Action: For information.

 

5. New Business

 

5.1  AAC Membership

RCC is currently reviewing the Terms of Reference for all of its Advisory Committees.  Members who wish to continue to participate in the Access Committee for an additional term will need to reapply for membership in 2013.  RCC will also advertise for new members. 

 

Action: Frida to provide an update at a future meeting.

 

5.2    Seniors Week 2013

Frida Kitas provided an update on activities and events organised for Seniors Week during March and April. 

 

Action:  Frida to table flyers for 2013 Seniors Week activities and events at the March meeting.

 

5.3  Filthy Youth Art Festival (FAF)

RCC will organise a youth festival in April at Maroubra Beach to celebrate National Youth Week.  The festival will have a focus on youth well-being and mental health with an emphasis on suicide prevention and wellbeing.  RCC will be inviting a range of youth and community services to have information stalls at the event.  Frida will provide further information on FAF at the March meeting.

Action:  Frida to provide an update at the March meeting.

 

5.4  RCC Cultural Community Arts Program

RCC will be inviting residents, locally based community groups and not for profit organisations to apply for funding under Council’s Cultural Community Grants Program.  The program aims to support creative cultural events and community based projects that make Randwick a vibrant City to live in.  Applications for the first round of funding for 2013 close on Friday 15 February at 5pm. Frida Kitas tabled application forms and guidelines.  Frida Kitas and Ilana Kaplin can also assist services and organisations with grant applications.

 

Action:  For noting.

 

 

6.  Guest Speaker:  John Beveridge & Jonathon Harris – Harris Friedman Lawyers.

Harris Friedman Lawyers are a law firm specialising in advising families with a disabled dependent - their key focus being on complex estate planning. They offer free information seminars for families to help them understand their options and to manage their family affairs in relation to their dependents.  The seminars cover strategies for providing financial support and planning for establishing disability trusts, and protecting existing support payments in the event of the death of the carer.  They also provide practical advice and information on changes to proposals such as The National Disability Insurance Scheme.

 

Action: Frida to liaise with John Beveridge in relation to holding an information session for families in Randwick City in 2013.

 

7.  Information Share:

 

·     The Junction Neighbourhood Centre will be developing a leisure directory and are looking to start a movie group.

·     Applications for Sunnyfield’s flexible respite packages close on February 28.  Funding is limited.

·     Junction House are organising group social outings for clients with an intellectual disability in conjunction with Waverley Community Transport Group. 

·     Headeast are involved in consultations around the National Disability Insurance Scheme, to look at people with existing disabilities developing dementia, and how this will impact their funding packages.

·     The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim will be held on Sunday 17 February to raise funds to enable children with a disability to learn how to swim.  Action:  Frida to email link to members.

·     Randwick Rotary have capacity to support community services through fundraising and indirect capacity building.

 

9:    Date of Next Meeting:  Thursday 14 March 2013.


Older Persons Advisory Committee - February 2013

Attachment 2

 

 

MINUTES

Randwick City Council

Older Persons Advisory Committee

Meeting held on Wednesday 6 February 2013, Randwick Room

 

 

Present

Frida Kitas                              Randwick City Council

Ilana Kaplin                             Randwick City Council

Cr. Noel D’Sousa                    Randwick City Council

Cr. Kathy Neilson                    Randwick City Council

Lee Barwick                            Coast Centre for Seniors

George Gergely                      Community Representative

Billee King                       Community Representative

Ron Wood                                      National Seniors – Randwick Botany Branch

Mike Cornell                            National Seniors – Randwick Botany Branch

 

Apologies

Linda Mearing                          Coast Centre for Seniors

Susan McCann                        Eastern Sydney Medicare Local

Megan Bowyer                        Junction Neighbourhood Centre

Ben Whitehorn                        Randwick Waverley Community Transport

 

3.    Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held on 7 November were confirmed.

 

4.    Business Arising from Minutes

 

4.1  World AIDS Day Events & Fundraising

RCC had an information stall at Coogee Family Fun Day in December to promote and support World AIDS Day.  Awareness and funds were raised on the behalf of NSW Health Service – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.  Funds were donated to charities Camp Goodtime and The International Network of Positive Women, Indonesia.

 

Action:  For information.

 

4.2    Christmas Gift Program

The RCC Christmas gift program for aged care facilities and hostels in Randwick City was a great success.  Acclaimed cellist, Rachel Scott and ukulele driven duo, Aubrey & Purton performed for residents.  Staff from each facility provided feedback that the concerts were both an enjoyable and therapeutic experience for residents.  Frida Kitas thanked the Committee for their input in reviewing the program.

 

Action:  For information.

 

4.3  Norm and Ahmed by Alex Buzo

Over 130 residents attended the free performance of Norm and Ahmed by Alex Buzo at Bowen Library Theatrette in November.  The performance was enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages. RCC received positive feedback from Seniors, teachers and students from local high schools, who were studying the play as part of the HSC.  The performance was presented in partnership with The Actors’ Forum.

 

Action:  For information.

 

4.4  Eastern Sydney Disability Information Expo

RCC hosted the Eastern Sydney Disability Information Expo in partnership with Waverley Council in December at Oxford Street Mall, Bondi Junction.  Over 14 disability services promoted services and support programs in Eastern Sydney and surrounding areas for people with disabilities and their carers.  RCC services, support programs and events were promoted.  Services reported that the Expo was a good networking opportunity for providers.

 

Action:  For noting.

 

4.5  OPAC Membership

RCC is currently reviewing the Terms of Reference for all of its Advisory Committees.  Members who wish to continue to participate in the Older Persons Advisory Committee for another term will need to reapply for membership in 2013.  RCC will also advertise for new members. 

 

Action: Frida to provide an update at future meetings.

 

4.6    ESPIR Service Providers Engagement Forum

RCC supported Eastern Sydney Medicare Local to host a briefing session and engagement forum in November for local service providers on the Partners in Recovery (PIR) program.  The purpose was to update services who will be involved with the PIR program in Eastern Sydney.  Over 40 services and organisations attended the briefing.

 

Action: For noting.

 

5. General Business

 

5.1  Seniors Week 2013

To celebrate Seniors Week, RCC will organise activities and events in partnership with local community services and organisations during March and April.  Planned events include: a special screening of Great Expectations at the Ritz Cinema Randwick, a Twilight Tour of the Prince Henry Nursing and Medical Museum, a Playwriting and Performance Workshop and Back to Prince Henry - an open day at the Nursing and Medical Museum.  Visitors will be able to access information on existing services and support programs for Seniors and carers at these events.  Frida Kitas acknowledged the Seniors Week grant contribution of $1,000 from NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).

 

Action: Frida to table flyers for RCC Senior Week events at the March meeting.

 

5.2  Seniors Outdoor Gym

RCC has built an outdoor gym with low impact exercise equipment between Maroubra Surf Club and the Beach Pavilion, suitable for use by Seniors.  The site provides easy access to public transport, parking and toilet facilities. Frida Kitas obtained a grant of $21,500 from the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW towards a shade cover for the gym.   Frida Kitas will advise at the next meeting when construction on the outdoor gym will be completed. 

 

 

Action:  Frida to provide an update at the March meeting.

 

5.3  RCC Cultural Community Grants Program

RCC invites residents, locally based community groups and not for profit organisations to apply for funding under Council’s Cultural Community Grants Program.  The program aims to support creative cultural events and community based projects that make Randwick a vibrant City to live in.  Applications for the first round of funding for 2013 close on Friday 15 February at 5pm. Application forms and guidelines tabled.  Frida Kitas and Ilana Kaplin can also assist services and organisations with grant applications.

 

Action: For noting.

 

5.4  Mad Hatter’s Summer Ball

RCC will be supporting Junction House Inc to host the Mad Hatter’s Summer Ball for people with a disability and their carers at the Prince Henry Centre on Saturday 9 February from 6pm.  RCC will promote services that it provides to people with a disability and carers such as the Home Maintenance and Modification Service (HMMS) and the Home Library Service.  Flyers tabled.

 

Action: For noting.

 

5.5  Film, Music, Dance program 2013

Brochures for the Film, Music and Dance 2013 tabled.  Ron Wood requested that the Ignite program be held on a Tuesday, as the scheduled dates clash with Randwick / Botany National Senior meetings, and therefore they will not attend Ignite.  Frida Kitas reported that the Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre will be upgraded over the next few months and will not be available for hire.

 

Action:  Frida Kitas to provide an update about the Ignite Program at the March meeting.

 

5.6    Extreme Weather in January 2013

Lee Barwick thanked Maroubra Police for supplying bottled water to frail-aged residents living in Randwick City during the recent heat wave.  Cr. Neilson offered to write a letter of appreciation on behalf of the Advisory Committee to the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command.

 

Action:  Cr. Neilson to draft a letter on behalf of the Advisory Committee.

 

6.  Guest Speaker:  Talebul Islam, RCC Coordinator Waste Management

Talebul Islam provided an overview of RCC waste collection and management systems in Randwick City.  It is the responsibility of RCC waste management contractors to empty and return bins to the kerbside.  As an additional service for residents, RCC can collect and transport old computer screens and televisions to the Perry Street Recycling Centre at Matraville.

 

Action:  Frida Kitas to notify Talebul Islam about waste collection issues in Randwick City as per the advice of OPAC members and arrange a site visit at the Perry Street Recycling Centre. 

 

7     Information Share – members provided a service update.

 

8     Correspondence

·     SENC Newsletter Issue 29, 2012

 

Date of Next Meeting:  Wednesday 6 March 2013.