Community Services Committee














Tuesday 9 July 2013










Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510













Community Services Committee                                                                                 9 July 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, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, 30 Frances Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 6:00 p.m..



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 - 11 June 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

C11/13      Sports Committee Minutes.................................................................... 1

C12/13      Council Advisory Committee Minutes...................................................... 15

Library Reports


Notice of Rescission Motions




Ray Brownlee

General Manager

Community Services Committee                                                                                 9 July 2013



Community Services Report No. C11/13



Subject:                  Sports Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2005/00446

Author:                   George Bounassif, Manager Infrastructure Services     




The Sports Committee Minutes for the meeting held on 15 May 2013 in the Matraville Room, Randwick City Council Depot, 192 Storey Street, Maroubra are presented at the Council Community Committee.




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.




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




That Council receive and note the minutes of the Sports Committee Meeting held on 15 May 2013.





Randwick City Council Sports Committee Minutes – 15 May 2013





Randwick City Council Sports Committee Minutes – 15 May 2013

Attachment 1



Community Services Committee                                                                                 9 July 2013



Community Services Report No. C12/13



Subject:                  Council Advisory Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2004/07648

Author:                   Ilana Kaplin, Coordinator Community Programs and Partnerships     




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 June 2013.




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:


·      Multicultural Advisory Committee – 17 April 2013 (endorsed June 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.




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




That the Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the Multicultural Advisory Committee – 17 April 2013.





Multicultural Advisory Committee - April 2013




Multicultural Advisory Committee - April 2013

Attachment 1




Randwick City Council Multicultural Advisory Committee

Meeting held on 17 April 2013 at 5.30pm


1. Present

Cr Lindsay Shurey (Chair)    Randwick City Council

Cr Noel D’Souza                 Randwick City Council

Colin Rosenfeld                  Randwick City Council

Katherine Zhu                    Randwick City Council

Janet Timberg                   Community Representative

George Varughese              Community Representative


2.  Apologies

Rosa Loria                               Community Representative

Peter Schick                     Community Representative

Charlotta Oberg                 Community Representative

Ellen Gore                         Community Representative

Jiabin Gao                               Community Representative

Hendra Mulyanto                Community Representative


3.      Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2013 were confirmed. Moved by Janet Timberg and seconded by George Varughese.


4.      Business Arising from Previous Minutes


4.1   Citizenship Ceremony

The Committee was informed of the forthcoming Citizenship Ceremony which will be held on Thursday 2/5. Committee members interested in attending the ceremony should contact Colin Rosenfeld who will organise an official invitation.


  Action: Colin Rosenfeld to arrange an official invitation 



4.2   Ideas for 2013

The  Committee had been asked to think of ideas for future projects and suggest guest speakers from local service providers, who could inform the Committee about their programs and what they consider to be pressing local issues affecting CALD residents. The Committee  suggested as a starting point that Council publicise the existence of the Committee and invite comments about issues affecting local CALD residents. The Council Enewsletter and at a later stage Council’s  quarterly newsletter to residents be used. It was also suggested that a suggestions box be placed at Councils’ library branches.


Action: Council’s Communication Department be asked to promote the Committee in the forthcoming E newsletter


4.3  Coogee Beach Volley Ball Association

At the last meeting the Committee supported, in principle, the Association’s wish to expand their activity at Coogee Beach as a benefit to young people from diverse backgrounds. Cr Shurey reported that she sought the advice and discussed the matter with the relevant Council officers who had investigated the proposal. The associations request has been referred to the local precinct committee for consideration.


Action: For noting


4.4 Harmony Day

The Committee’s feedback was invited on the Harmony Day stall at the Spot Festival held on Sunday 20 March at the Spot Randwick. The Committee was pleased with the stall and its profile at this popular event, although the number of entries in the harmony day competition “How we can promote community harmony and inclusiveness in Randwick” were down from last year.  It was recommended that next year a larger stall be provided as this year we included information about Seniors Week and aged services. It was noted that the two other local harmony day events supported by Council were well attended. Sydney Multicultural Community Services Carnivale attracted 160 people and the Cultural Bridges event attracted 230 people. Also, the successful launch of the joint Council and Randwick TAFE Migrant Story DVD project and public screenings was noted.


Cr D’Souza informed the Committee of his interest in seeing Council develop an outdoor cultural performance venue in the Matraville area, which houses a number of residents from a migrant background. He would like to see a multicultural event held in this area.


Action: Recommended that 2014 Harmony Day stall at the Spot be larger.


4.5 Membership

The Committee was pleased to welcome back Cr D’Souza who has been on temporary leave of absence due to his Deputy Mayoral commitments. The Committee was also informed that Vicki Boiles and Ellen Gore have resigned as community representatives. The two vacancies will be filled in due course.


Action: For noting


5. General Business:


5.1 Multicultural Advisory Committee brochure

The existing brochure outlining the role of the Committee was produced some 10 years ago. It was agreed that the brochure needs to be updated and made to look more appealing. Council’s Communication Department will be asked to review the brochure. It was also noted tat Council’s website with sections translated into five community languages has links to other local multicultural services such as English classes and women’s’ group as well as other Government departments.   


Action: A revamped brochure to be produced and presented to the Committee for comment.


5.2 World Environment Day 12 June 2013

An event organised by Council’s Sustainability Team will be held at the Randwick Community Centre at 7pm to celebrate World Environment Day. This event will be held in conjunction with the Columban Mission Institute an organisation that promotes interfaith activities for peace, ecology and justice. It is planned to bring together representatives from different cultural and religious backgrounds at a forum “RESPECT” to look at the common values of our culturally diverse communities. The Institute will also use this occasion to release a new resource for future projects at councils across the metropolitan area. The Committee endorsed this project and will be kept informed of developments and the final program.   An outline of the project approved by Council had been circulated with the Agenda to the Committee to consider.


Action: The Respect Forum for World Environment Day is supported and the Committee to be informed of the program.


6.   Correspondence:

·      The Granada Award for Pluralistic Endeavours for young people.

·      The book of names and stories behind them project.

·      Asylum Seekers in the community...welcome or not ? at State Library 

·      2013 Community Relations Commission Youth Leaders Day and Symposium 6 & 7 August .


7.   Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 19 June 2013