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Tuesday 14 May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Works Committee                                                                                                    14 May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works 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  

Works Committee Meeting - 9 April 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

Works Reports

W15/13     Buildings for our Community - 2013-14 (Year 4) proposed program modification 1

W16/13     Toilet Facilities - Dunningham Reserve, Coogee....................................... 13    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                    14 May 2013

 

 

Works Report No. W15/13

 

 

Subject:                  Buildings for our Community - 2013-14 (Year 4) proposed program modification

Folder No:                   F2010/00044

Author:                   Sarah  Harmston, Buildings for our Community Project Officer     

 

Introduction

 

The seven year Buildings for our Community (BFOC) program commenced in July 2010.  The program has been a highly successful asset renewal strategy which has seen great improvements to facilities that serve a diverse range of stakeholders across Randwick City.

 

Each project has highly specific construction and stakeholder requirements which become evident when considered in a depth of detail. This depth of detail was not possible at the inception of the program in 2010.  Some projects require less money than initially allocated, some require additional funding.  Some have been subjected to a considerable change of scope since the BFOC program was first conceived, with changing use of the building or site, a shift in community needs or attitudes, or changes to legislation and regulations.  

 

Due to an extensive scope change for several of the projects planned for the year ahead, some Year 4 projects have consequently been recommended for deferral in this report.  In addition, the unforeseen availability of an additional facility offers an exciting opportunity to bring forward the Kensington Community Centre project, scheduled for 2014-15 (Year 5).

 

This report and the previous briefing give a snapshot of the current state of the program as we move from Year 3 projects into Year 4.  It considers each upcoming project in some detail, its associated funding, and its status within the Buildings for our Community program.

 

Issues

 

1.      Buildings for our Community program achievements to date

 

        A.     Completed Projects

 

The Buildings for our Community program commenced in July 2010, and is currently in its third year of project delivery.  The program has so far completed the following upgrade projects:

 

(1)   Year 1 Projects (2010-11)

·    Coogee Surf Life Saving Club

·    Clovelly Surf Club

·    South Maroubra Surf Club

·    New Pioneers amenities building (upper field)

 

(2)    Year 2 Projects (2011-12)

·    SOS Preschool

·    Maroubra Surf Club

·    New toilet building for Baker Park, Coogee

 

(3)    Year 3 Projects (2012-13)

·    Clovelly Beach Inspectors Office

·    KU Randwick Coogee Preschool

·    Moverly Children’s Centre

·    Rainbow Street Childcare Centre

·    Duffy’s Corner Occasional Childcare

·    KU Peter Pan La Perouse

·    Nagle Park amenities building

·    Pioneers Park amenities building (lower field)

·    Maroubra Senior Citizens Centre

 

B.     Upcoming Buildings for our Community Year 3 projects

 

The Des Renford Leisure Centre is currently under construction, with expected completion by the end of 2013.  A new sports amenity building in Heffron Park – the Central East Clubhouse building - is due to commence construction by mid 2013.  The construction of this new building has been programmed to minimise the impact of other major works being undertaken at Heffron Park.

 

Documentation is currently underway for the remaining Year 3 projects in the 2012-13 financial year, i.e.:

 

(1)   Coral Sea amenities building

(2)   New Chifley Sports Reserve amenities buildings

 

These projects are both subject to extra funding requirements as outlined below.

 

2.    Year 3 projects recommended for additional funding

 

The Coral Sea Park and Chifley Sports Reserve projects have the potential to significantly affect the disadvantaged in our community in a positive way. Council resolutions relevant to both of these projects have shaped the requirements for these buildings.

 

A.       Coral Sea Park amenities (Year 3 project) – Total $960,000

$300,000 BFOC + $660,000 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget funding

 

Concept plans and costings have been prepared for the Coral Sea Park amenities building in consultation with its main users, Maroubra United Football Club.  The proposal includes an overall upgrade to the building, as well as providing a new accessible toilet, storage room, canteen, female change facilities and new community room. 

 

The new community room has been provided with regard to a Council resolution on 23 October 2012 (NM59/12, Notice of Motion from Cr Matson – Renewed resident request for consideration of a community centre in Lexington Place, Matson/Andrews).  This resolution called for “a report on ways to positively influence young people in the South Maroubra area including the option of renting or constructing a property for a youth or community centre administered by Council”.

 

Due to the proximity of this park to Lexington Place, and in consideration of the current activities of Maroubra United with local disadvantaged youth, the provision of a community room in this development is seen as a logical and positive response to this resolution.

The Maroubra United Football Club has also seen a rise in the number of female participants to the sport with an increase of 30% in the last five years, resulting in eighteen female soccer teams. Because of the growing numbers of female soccer participants new female change facilities are also proposed.

 

The cost of the upgrade works and proposed extension, including the community room and female change facilities, is estimated at $960,000.  The shortfall of $660,000 is recommended to be funded under the 2013-14 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget.

 

B.     Chifley Reserve amenities (Year 3 project) – Total $1,717,506

$867,506 BFOC + $850,000 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget funding

 

In accordance with Mayoral Minute MM28/10 (Procopiadis, 27 July 2010), the new amenities buildings designed for Chifley Reserve accommodate a Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Sport.  Investigations were made into re-using the existing building on the site, however, the required site remediation made this option unfeasible.

 

Two new buildings are proposed for the Reserve.  The first will provide storage, toilets and change rooms.  The second building will accommodate two new canteens to allow concurrent use by different sporting codes, an accessible bathroom, referees facilities and a plant room for the site’s stormwater reuse and irrigation system.  The second building will also house a meeting room suitable for activities associated with the Centre of Excellence and sporting groups.

 

The cost estimate on the detailed documentation is greater than the $867,506 allocated for an amenities building under the building program, being in the order of $1,717,506.

 

As these buildings will complete the transformation of Chifley Reserve, it is recommended that the project proceed with additional funding from the 2013-14 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget.

 

3.      Year 4 Buildings for our Community program

 

Advanced funding to the sum of $360,000 was made available for planning the upcoming Year 4 projects in accordance with the Council resolution of October 23 2012 (CS12/12, Buildings for our Community 2013-14 Advanced Funding, Andrews/Belleli). This allowed initial investigations to be done where required for the upcoming Year 4 projects to determine scope, site constraints and concept budget estimates.

 

A.     Proposed modification of Year 4 program

 

As a result of these investigations, Year 4 of the Buildings for our Community program is recommended to be modified as follows:

 

(1)   Projects recommended to proceed as per adopted program:

·    Cromwell Park beach amenities upgrade

·    Little Bay beach amenities upgrade

·    James Bundock fountain restoration

·    Coogee Senior Citizens Centre upgrade

·    Clovelly Child Care Centre upgrade

·    Plant Nursery Potting Shed

·    Randwick Town Hall upgrade

·    Latham Park Jeff Sayle Pavilion

 

(2)   Projects recommended to proceed with additional funding:

·    Heffron Park central west amenities building upgrade

·    Heffron Park south west amenities building upgrade

 

(3)   Projects recommended to be deferred:

·    New childcare centre at Popplewell Park

·    South Maroubra Beach amenities

·    Mahon Pool amenities

·    Plant Nursery greenhouse and shadehouse

·    Randwick Cemetery

 

Each of these projects will be considered in more detail in the following section of the report.

 

4.      Year 4 Projects recommended to proceed as per adopted program

 

A.     Cromwell Park amenities upgrade - $100,000

 

Due to its exposed coastal location, the roof and privacy screening in this building is severely rusting and requires rectification.  Works will be completed within the budget allocated for the project.

 

B.     Little Bay Beach amenities upgrade - $60,000

 

The amenities building at Little Bay is only three years old.  The existing shower at the site will be relocated to allow an additional toilet to be installed. A new shower will be installed at beach level. 

 

Of the $200,000 initially allocated to the project, Council resolved on December 4 2012 to allocate the $140,000 balance of the anticipated costs of this minor upgrade to other BFOC projects (W32/12, Buildings for our Community - upcoming 2012-13 and 2013-14 projects, Andrews/Matson).

 

C.     James Bundock Fountain - $25,000

 

Restoration works include the conservation of the stonework and original inscriptions.  It is also proposed to reinstate the drinking fountain that was part of the original monument.  It is estimated that this will be achieved within the budget allocated for the project.

 

D.     Coogee Senior Citizens’ Centre - $980,052

 

The Buildings for our Community program nominated this building to be demolished and rebuilt.  Due to several factors - budget constraints, the relatively good condition of the existing building and the contribution it makes to the streetscape - it is proposed that the building be refurbished instead.  This will be done within the allocated budget.

 

E.     Clovelly Child Care Centre - $125,000

 

Proposed works to the Clovelly Child Care Centre include reconfiguration of the staff room, additional storage and upgrades to the existing wet areas. Any budget shortfall for this project will be met by savings from the Year 3 Buildings for our Community program.

 

F.     Plant Nursery Potting Shed - $310,000

Upgrade works required for the Nursery are extensive.  This is due to the age of the existing buildings and the growth of the Nursery business operations.  There are three Nursery projects planned for BFOC Year 4: the Greenhouse, Shadehouse and the Potting Shed. 

 

These buildings have been assessed, and the Greenhouse and Shade structure will both require replacement.  To upgrade each of these items effectively will require greater budgets than allocated.

 

Alterations to the Potting Shed will significantly improve light, ventilation and the safety of staff operations.  It is therefore recommended that the Year 4 funds allocated to the three Nursery projects be directed into the Potting Shed project only. 

 

G.     Randwick Town Hall - $1,200,000

 

Randwick Town Hall was erected in 1881, and has undergone several additions and renovations since that date.  Providing equality of access to the building is of highest priority, including wheelchair access and amenities to the upper floor Council Chambers and Lodge Room. The building also requires significant roof repairs and other remedial works. 

 

A Conservation Management Plan will be undertaken to guide the planned and future works.  Other items identified as being required for the building include: improved performance-associated facilities to the Town Hall; upgrade to AV and IT services to the Council Chambers; a new commercial kitchen to service Town Hall events; heating and cooling; additional storage; improvements to the Lodge Room; and improvements to its street frontages. 

 

These additional items can be undertaken progressively over future years in accordance with the Conservation Management Plan guidelines.  Upgrade and remediation works to this significant heritage building in Year 4 will be contained within the allocated budget allowance.

 

H.     Latham Park Jeff Sayle Pavilion - $60,000

 

The Jeff Sayle Pavilion was built around twelve years ago, and with some minor works can continue to meet current community standards.  For this reason, Council resolved on December 4 2012 to allocate $140,000 of the original $250,000 budget to other BFOC projects (W32/12, Buildings for our Community - upcoming 2012-13 and 2013-14 projects, Andrews/Matson).

 

It is proposed that in Year 4 the kitchen facilities in the building be upgraded to meet current food safety standards and some general maintenance works be undertaken.  This will be contained within the allocated budget with savings of $50,000 reallocated to the BFOC reserves.

 

5.      Year 4 Projects recommended to proceed with additional funding

 

Two of the projects planned for Year 4 are significant in the impact that they will have on existing and future stakeholders.  These projects are associated with the overall upgrade of Heffron Park.  They are important in serving the sporting fields and the clubs, and in the context of the long term Plan of Management strategy for Heffron Park. It is therefore recommended that additional funding allocation from the Parks and Recreation Capital Budget be considered for these two projects.

 

A.     Heffron Park Central West amenities building upgrade – Total $1,110,000

        $600,000 BFOC + $510,000 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget funding

 

The Central West amenities building is located adjacent to existing and planned sporting fields.  This is in an area of Heffron Park that will grow in capacity and will cater for a large number of sporting groups.

 

The existing building is proposed to be upgraded to address its current lack of accessible toilet facilities and its inadequate storage.  It is proposed that an additional canteen and small clubroom be incorporated to cater for the increased usage associated with the new sporting fields.

 

This project is significant in its context within the overall upgrade works to Heffron Park.  It is recommended that this project proceed with $510,000 in additional funding sourced from the 2013-14 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget.

 

B.     Heffron Park South West amenities building upgrade – Total $997,000

$100,000 BFOC + $897,000 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget funding

 

The amenities building in the South West of Heffron Park caters primarily for the rugby league fields adjacent.  Upgrade works will address the lack of storage, lack of accessible toilet facilities and provide better canteen facilities for the building.

 

Preliminary costings indicate that further funds will be required to achieve this proposed modest scope of works.  It is therefore recommended that the project proceed with $997,000 in additional funds allocated from the 2013-14 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget.

 

6.      Year 4 Projects recommended to be deferred

 

There are some projects planned for the 2013-14 financial year of Buildings for our Community which are recommended to be deferred.  The budgets allocated will be held in readiness if work is required for the projects at a later date.

 

A.     New childcare centre at Popplewell Park – ($800,000 BFOC allocation)

 

Popplewell Park Lower in South Coogee is located at the base of an escarpment measuring an average of 8.5m in height.  Totem Hall - a weatherboard building in poor condition - is located on the site at the end of a narrow access driveway.

 

Popplewell Park Lower features a sandstone outcrop located on its south-eastern corner. This sandstone outcrop and its protected remnant bushland vegetation prevent direct views into the site from Malabar Road.  The site is bounded by 2-3 storey residential flat buildings to the north and east, and a multi-storey NSW Land and Housing Corporation development to its south.

 

These physical elements pose constraints to development in the park:

 

(1)   Remnant bushland on the site is protected and limits possible areas of development;

(2)   The existing access driveway is narrow, and sandwiched between private residential flat buildings. There is limited opportunity to provide alternative access into the site due to the sandstone outcrop.  The existing access driveway would service the off street parking associated with any development;

(3)   The existing driveway also houses services that would require relocation;

(4)   The site is subject to extensive overlooking and overshadowing from the private residential flat buildings;

(5)   The majority (western) portion of the site is not visible from Malabar Road.  This severely limits the street presence of any new development and prevents surveillance into the site. 

 

A new childcare centre on the site will require substantial associated development works: the demolition of the existing hall; the relocation of current services; and the provision of parking, play spaces and shade structures in accordance with Education and Care Services National Regulations.

 

A new childcare centre and associated works for the site is estimated to cost approximately $3,460,000.  This represents a funding shortfall of $2,660,000 for the project.  It is therefore recommended that this project be deferred to allow the costs and benefits of the project to be further considered at a later stage.

 

B.     South Maroubra Beach amenities – ($300,000 BFOC allocation)

 

The Buildings for our Community program for Year 4 includes upgrade works to the existing toilet and change room facilities at South Maroubra Beach.  These are located within the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club building and have recently undergone substantial upgrade works.

 

The existing facilities are well located towards the southern part of Arthur Byrne Reserve with close access to the beach and adjacent car park.

 

South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club has requested that Council consider providing a new building to house public showers and toilets separate from the Clubhouse.  This represents a major change in scope and is estimated to cost approximately $940,000, a shortfall of $640,000 from current funding.

 

Due to the adequacy of the existing facilities, and the substantial shortfall associated with funding a new building, it is recommended that this project be deferred.

 

C.     Mahon Pool amenities – ($900,000 BFOC allocation)

 

A Motion pursuant to Notice NM88/12 submitted to the Ordinary Council (Crs Andrews, Seng and Stevenson – Upgrade of Amenities – Mahon Pool - 11 December 2012) moved that “a report be brought back to Council to incorporate a café at Mahon Pool with the upgrade of the toilets and change rooms as part of the Council’s Building for our Community program.”

 

Incorporating a café in the amenities upgrade represents a considerable change of scope for the project, and will require further funds and extensive community consultation.  This represents a major change in scope and is estimated to cost approximately $2,740,000, a shortfall of $1,840,000 from current funding.

 

It is therefore recommended to defer the building of new facilities for the site.

 

This project will be the subject of a separate report to Council.

 

D.     Plant Nursery greenhouse and shadehouse – ($310,000 BFOC allocation)

 

There is a funding shortfall associated with the three projects programmed for Randwick City Council’s Plant Nursery buildings.  The funding for all of the Plant Nursery projects together is in the order of $730,000.

 

It is therefore recommended that the $310,000 of funds available for the Nursery be directed solely into upgrading the Potting Shed in Year 4.  Replacement buildings for the greenhouse and the shadehouse (plus consideration of an office extension) are recommended for deferral. 

 

E.     Randwick Cemetery ($100,000 BFOC allocation)

 

The Year 4 BFOC program includes the demolition of the existing cemetery building and the construction of new storage and toilet facilities.

 

Initial investigations into the project included consultation with stakeholders and workers at the Cemetery to determine their requirements.  In response to these investigations, it was determined that the existing building could be remodelled to accommodate the additional requirements identified – shower facilities and a small kitchenette for the gravediggers, a small office for administration and customer service, extensive storage and a public accessible bathroom.

 

To accommodate these requirements is anticipated to cost $370,000, adding $270,000 to available project costs.  As a result of this extended scope, and the low number of stakeholders affected, it is recommended that the Cemetery project be deferred.

 

7.      Year 5 projects recommended to be brought forward

 

A.     Kensington Community Centre

$600,000 BFOC + $2,000,000 Section 94 Contributions

 

Year 5 of the Buildings for our Community program includes the provision of a new community centre for the west ward, to house auditorium, offices, meeting rooms, kitchen and toilets.

 

The Kensington Bowling Club has recently gone into receivership, with their Club building now vacant.  This building is now under the care and control of Randwick City Council.  The location of the building is well located to serve the community, being opposite the Randwick City Council Plant Nursery, adjacent Kensington Oval, and a short distance from the University of NSW and Kensington shopping strip on Anzac Parade.

 

The existing building is well sized to undergo alterations suitable for use as a community centre, with large internal spaces suitable for adaptation. The two bowling greens in the forecourt of the building allow an opportunity for car parking and outdoor sport facilities (e.g. basketball) to be accommodated.

 

Council has recently sought Expressions of Interests for the suggested use and tenancy of this site, with ten submissions received. Of these, the submissions included options for childcare use, sports use and community centre use. In addition, Council received 104 letters from residents and other community groups with an overwhelming response in suggesting the site be converted to a community centre and parklands.

 

The Expression of Interest is the subject of a separate report to Council.

 

Initial concept plans to accommodate a Community Centre in the Bowling Club building estimate the costs associated with the alterations and site works to be in the vicinity of $2,600,000.  It is considered that this would be a great asset for the local community.  The project is recommended to be brought forward to Year 4 of the Buildings for our Community program and allocated additional funding.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:      Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The financial impact of the proposed modification to the Buildings for our Community program as outlined in the tables below.

 

YEAR 3 PROJECTS - recommended to proceed with additional funding

Project

BFOC funding

Other funding

Total

Difference from Program

Coral Sea amenities building upgrade

$300,000

$660,000

Parks and Recreation Capital

$960,000

+ $660,000

Chifley Reserve new amenities facility

$867,506

$850,000

Parks and Recreation Capital

$1,717,506

+ $850,000

YEAR 4 PROJECTS - recommended to proceed as per adopted program

Project

BFOC funding

Other funding

Total

Difference from Program

Coogee Senior Citizens Centre upgrade

$355,052

$625,000

S94 contributions

$980,052

-

Cromwell Park amenities

$100,000

-

$100,000

-

Little Bay beach amenities

$200,000

-

$60,000

- $140,000

(allocated to Yr 3 BFOC program)

James Bundock fountain

$25,000

-

$25,000

-

Clovelly Child Care Centre upgrade

 

$125,000

$67,000

Additional funding from BFOC reserves if necessary.

$192,000

 

+ $ 67,000 (allocated from Yr 3 BFOC program)

Plant Nursery Potting Shed

 

$310,000

(using entire Nursery project funds)

-

$310,000

-

Randwick Town Hall upgrade

$500,000

$700,000

Internal reserves

$1,200,000

-

Latham Park Jeff Sayle Pavilion

 

$250,000

-

Remaining funds allocated to BFOC reserves.

$60,000

- $140,000

(allocated to Yr 3 BFOC program)

 

- $50,000 (allocated to BFOC reserves)

YEAR 4 PROJECTS - recommended to proceed with additional funding

Heffron Park central west amenities building upgrade

$600,000

$510,000

Parks and Recreation Capital

$1,110,000

+ $510,000

Heffron Park south west amenities building upgrade

$100,000

$897,000

Parks and Recreation Capital

$997,000

+ $897,000

YEAR 4 PROJECTS - recommended to be deferred

Project

BFOC funding

Other funding

Total

Difference from Program

New childcare centre at Popplewell Park

 

$300,000

$500,000

Infrastructure Reserves

($3,460,000

estimated)

+ $800,000

(retained in BFOC reserves)

South Maroubra Beach amenities

 

$300,000

-

($940,000 estimated)

+ $300,000

(retained in BFOC reserves)

Mahon Pool amenities

 

$900,000

-

($2,740,000 estimated)

+ $900,000

(retained in BFOC reserves)

Plant Nursery greenhouse and shadehouse

-$310,000

-

(- $730,000

estimated)

- $730,000

 

($310,000 allocated to Nursery potting shed upgrade)

Randwick Cemetery

 

$100,000

-

($370,000 estimated)

+ $100,000

(retained in BFOC reserves)

YEAR 5 PROJECT - recommended to be brought forward

Kensington Community Centre

$600,000

$2,000,000

S94 contributions

$2,600,000

+ $2,000,000

 

Conclusion

 

Buildings for our Community will continue to deliver improved facilities for Randwick City Council.  Most of the projects for Year 4 can continue to be procured as planned under the recommendations of this report.  The projects recommended for deferral are deemed to have limited affect on stakeholders or require further consideration before proceeding. 

 

The nine Year 4 projects recommended to proceed will make a significant contribution to the quality of our facilities and the amenity of our City.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council proceed with the revised 2013-14 Buildings for our Community program as outlined in this report, including:

 

a)     an allocation of funding from the 2013-14 Parks and Recreation Capital Budget totaling $2,917,000 towards the Coral Sea Park, Heffron Park central west and south west amenities building upgrades, and the new amenities facility at Chifley Sports Reserve;

 

b)     the deferral of Popplewell Park childcare centre, South Maroubra Beach amenities, Mahon Pool amenities, Plant Nursery greenhouse and shadehouse and Randwick Cemetery facility projects to future years.

 

c)     commencement of the Kensington Community Centre project in 2013-14 with $600,000 brought forward from Buildings for our Community 2014-15 allocated funds and with an additional $2 million from S94 contributions.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                    14 May 2013

 

 

Works Report No. W16/13

 

 

Subject:                  Toilet Facilities - Dunningham Reserve, Coogee

Folder No:                   F2004/08256

Author:                   Jorde Frangoples, Director City Services     

 

Introduction

 

Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 11 December 2012 resolved (Neilson/Andrews) that:

 

“a report come back to Council at the end of summer as to whether this arrangement should be continued in both Dunningham and Goldstein Reserves for the 2013-14 season.”

 

Issue

 

Due to the need for additional toilets for Coogee Beach, Council supplied temporary facilities for the Christmas period 2012/13, units were supplied to Goldstein Reserve for the period of 19 November 2012 to 4 February 2013 and Dunningham Reserve for the period of 9 December 2012 to 4 Feb 2013 to accommodate the large number of crowds visiting the area during the summer holiday period.

 

 

 

Proposal

For temporary facilities be in placed over the summer period till such time a permanent toilet facilities is established within Dunningham Reserve and increased in  Goldstein Reserve area.

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City

Direction 6b:      Our town centres, beaches, public places and streets are safe, inviting, clean and support a recognizable image of our City.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost for temporary toilet facilities is approximately $1,000.00 per week, per unit block.  During the 2012-13 summer period Council has spent $11,925.00

 

Conclusion

 

Council should install temporary toilet facilities in Dunningham and Goldstein Reserves from 1 November 2013 to the end of March 2014 to meet the expectation of beach users.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approves for the temporary toilet facilities to be installed in Dunningham and Goldstein Reserves from 1 November 2013 to the end of March 2014 to meet the expectation of beach user visiting Coogee.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil