Community Services Committee

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 November 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                                                                      12 November 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, 12 November 2013 at 6:00pm

 

Committee Members:           The Mayor (S Nash), Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, D’Souza, Garcia, Matson (Deputy Chairperson), Moore, Neilson, Roberts, Seng, Shurey (Chairperson), Smith, Stavrinos & 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 - 8 October 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

C17/13      Advisory Committee Minutes.................................................................. 1

C18/13      Lexington Place Busking Competition 2013.............................................. 13

Library Reports

Nil   

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil 

 

 

…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Community Services Committee                                                                      12 November 2013

 

 

Community Services Report No. C17/13

 

 

Subject:                  Advisory Committee Minutes

Folder No:                   F2006/00216

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 September 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 – August 2013 (endorsed September 2013)

·      Multicultural Advisory Committee – July 2013 (endorsed October 2013)

·      Older Persons Advisory Committee – August 2013 (endorsed October 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 and are submitted to Council for acknowledgement and acceptance.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes of the Access Advisory August 2013; the Multicultural Advisory Committee July 2013; and of the Older Persons Advisory Committee August 2013.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Access Advisory Committe Minutes - August 2013

 

2.View

Multicultural Advisory Committee July 2013

 

3.View

Older Persons Advisory Committee - August 2013

 

 

 

 


Access Advisory Committe Minutes - August 2013

Attachment 1

 

 

MINUTES

Randwick City Council Access Advisory Committee

Meeting held on Thursday 8 August 2013, at the

Randwick Room, Randwick Council.

 

Present

Melinda Ross                          Sunnyfield

Tess Protey                            Junction House

Frida Kitas                              Randwick City Council

Cr.Kathy Neilson                     Randwick City Council

Chris Donnellan                       Randwick City Council

Meryl Christian                         Junction Neighbourhood Centre

 

Apologies

Vince Bates                            Headeast

Jessica Blair                            Community Representative

Andrew Blair                           Community Representative

 

3     Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday July to be confirmed at the September meeting.

 

4.    Business Arising from Previous Minutes

 

4.1    Community Mental Health Forum

The Community Mental Health Forum was a great success with over 160 residents and local service providers in attendance.  Keynote speakers included Rob Ramjan AM, CEO Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, Darrell Williams, CEO Eastern Sydney Medicare Local and John Malone CEO Aftercare.  The Forum was held during Local Government Week and designed for people with a mental illness and carers and supporters of people with a mental illness.  RCC will also investigate the possibility of providing additional information sessions and workshops on depression and suicide prevention in partnership with the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW and other mental health agencies.

 

Action:  For Noting.

 

4.2    Alzheimer’s Information Day

RCC in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and the Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney Dementia Advisory Service will host a comprehensive free Information Day on Wednesday 28 August from 10am to 2pm at Randwick Town Hall.  The Information Day is for anyone who is concerned about their memory, and for carers of people living with dementia. In addition, Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be in attendance to promote their new person-centred E Health record initiative.

Flyers tabled.

 

Action:  For noting.

4.3    Home Energy Saver Scheme Presentation

Over 35 residents attended the Home Energy Saver presentation held on Monday 29 July at Margaret Martin Library.  The presentation was delivered in partnership with the Salvation Army, participants received information on how to manage their energy needs and reduce their bills.  A number of participants booked home assessments for themselves or on the behalf of their clients. Feedback from participants indicated that Randwick residents and organisations would benefit greatly from additional presentations.

 

Action:  For noting.

 

5. New Business

 

5.1  Access issues

Meryl Christian reported that staff and clients at Junction Neighbourhood Centre are impacted by a number access issues in Maroubra Junction. Meryl will provide additional details on access issues raised at the meeting.

 

Action: Frida to liaise with City Services and provide an update at the September meeting.

 

5.2    RCC Cultural and 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 place to live in.  Applications requesting funding or in-kind assistance from Council for a project or activity to be held from October to March will need to be received by Council by COB Friday 23rd August.  Application forms and guidelines tabled

 

Action:  For Noting.

 

5.3    Draft Plans of Management | Randwick Environment Park

RCC is seeking feedback on the draft Plans of Management (POM) for Randwick Environmental Park and Randwick Community Centre.  The Randwick Environment Park POM proposes a series of long term management measures to improve access and site facilities for the greater enjoyment of the natural area. The Randwick Community Centre POM proposes a comprehensive range of guidelines and strategies to ensure that the Centre retains its importance as a venue for a variety of community events and activities.  The draft plans will be on exhibition from 9 July until 26 August 2013.  Information sessions will be held on the draft POM and RCC welcomes written submissions by no later than COB Monday 26 August 2013.

 

Action:  For noting.


6.  Guest Speaker:  Nil

 

7.  Information Share:

·     Junction Neighbourhood Centre are taking referrals for services and support programs and have waiting lists.  They are looking to increase their pool of volunteers and are investigating alternative ways of providing shopping services for clients.

·     Sunnyfiled have allocated 63 places for flexible respite packages in Eastern Sydney and 2 for the Sutherland Shire.

·     Junction House are planning to hold their International Day Ball for people with a disability and their carers on Saturday 8 March at the Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay.

·     Junction House have have organised a seniors outing for each day of the month in conjunction with Randwick Waverley Community Transport Group.

 

9:    Date of Next Meeting:  Thursday 12 September 2013.


Multicultural Advisory Committee July 2013

Attachment 2

 

 

Minutes

Randwick City Council Multicultural Advisory Committee

Meeting held on 19 June 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

Ilana kaplin                               Randwick City Council

Katherine Zhu                           Randwick City Council

George Varughese                      Community Representative

Rosa Loria                                         Community Representative

Peter Schick                             Community Representative

Ellen Gore                                 Community Representative

Jiabin Gao                                         Community Representative

Hendra Mulyanto                       Community Representative

 

2.  Apologies

Janet Timberg                   Community Representative

Charlotta Oberg                 Community Representative

 

3.      Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held on 17 April 2013 were confirmed. Moved by  George Varughese and seconded by Cr Lindsay Shurey

 

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 4/7. Committee members interested in attending the ceremony should contact Colin Rosenfeld who will organise an official invitation. Rosa Loria expressed an interest in attending the ceremony. It was noted that local schools no longer perform at the ceremony as this had become problematic. Also, only Parliamentarians are allowed to give speeches.

 

  Action: Colin Rosenfeld to arrange an official invitation 

 

 

4.2   Ideas for 2013

In response the Committee’s suggestion at the last meeting, Council has publicised the role of the Committee and invited comments from residents. An article appeared in the June Enewsletter. To date no responses have been received. It is proposed to have an item in the next quarterly newsletter to residents.  A copy of the Enewsletted was tabled at the meeting for information.

  

Action: For noting

 

 4.3 Multicultural Advisory Committee brochure

The Committee has agreed at the last meeting to request a review of the existing brochure. Council’s Communication Department will produce a new version which is currently being updated and reviewed. The final draft will be presented to the Committee.

 

Action: A revamped brochure to be presented to the next Committee meeting.

4.4 World Environment Day –Respect Forum 12 June 2013

An event organised by Council’s Sustainability Team was held at the Randwick Community Centre to celebrate World Environment Day. This event was held in conjunction with the Columban Mission Institute an organisation that promotes interfaith activities for peace, ecology and justice.  Representatives from different cultural and religious backgrounds gave a talk at the RESPECT Forum discussing the common values of our culturally diverse communities. The Institute also used the occasion to release a new resource “ the golden rule” for future projects at councils across the metropolitan area. 70 people attended the function.

 

Action: For noting

 

5. General Business:

 

5.1 Community Project Officer position

Ilana Kaplin Coordinator of the Community Development section informed the meeting that in light of Colin Rosenfeld’s resignation and retirement, Council has undertaken the recruitment of a new full time worker whose role will also include resourcing the Committee. It is envisaged that the new worker will be on duty by August. The Committee thanked Colin for his good work in resourcing the Committee.

 

Action: For noting

 

6.   Correspondence:

 

6.1 Eastern Suburbs Local Area Police Command, Multicultural Services & Policies Plan. The draft plan which is ultimately submitted to the Community Relations Commission was sent to Council for comment. It complements Council’s Crime Prevention and Safety Plan. It was suggested that a representative from local police be invited to a future meeting to discuss this plan and other issues relating to the multicultural community.

 

Action: For discussion at the next meeting when the final plan as been received.

6.2 Macquarie University and ECC NSW –Building Inclusive Communities Awards. The library is submitting an entry using the Migrant Story project.

 

6.3 The Community Relations Commission Symposium will be held on 7 August 2013  

 

7. Migrant Story

Following the success of the Migrant Story the Library intends to undertake a new project with Randwick TAFE.  This will involve expanding the DVD project, produce a booklet and exhibit objects migrants brought back to Australia.  It will involve the Randwick Historical Society.

 

Action: Katherine Zhu will keep the Committee informed about development of the project.

 

8. Other issues

Cr D’souza suggested that the Committee be invited to attend the Bastille Day celebrations at La Perouse on 14 July.

Pete Schick informed the Committee of the Randwick Business Awards  and to nominate local businesses. 

 

9. Presentation

 Rosa Loria, Director of the Sydney Multicultural Community Services gave an 

 outline of the Centre’s work. It is funded by Federal Government Departments to provide aged care, support and group activities and settlement services. 50 staff provide a comprehensive range of services to the CALD residents of the eastern suburbs. Council has provided one off grants to the Centre for specific projects. Contact 9663 3922.

 

10.   Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 21 August 2013

 

 

 


Older Persons Advisory Committee - August 2013

Attachment 3

 

 

MINUTES

Randwick City Council

Older Persons Advisory Committee

Meeting held on Wednesday 7 August, Randwick Room

 

 

Present

Frida Kitas                              Randwick City Council

Cr. Kathy Neilson                    Randwick City Council

Cr.Noel D’Sousa                     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 3 July & 7 August to be confirmed at the September meeting.

 

4.    Business Arising from Minutes

 

4.1  Community Mental Health Forum

The Community Mental Health Forum was a great success with over 160 residents and local service providers in attendance.  Keynote speakers included Rob Ramjan AM, CEO Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, Darrell Williams, CEO Eastern Sydney Medicare Local and John Malone CEO Aftercare.  The Forum was held during Local Government Week and designed for people with a mental illness and carers and supporters of people with a mental illness.  RCC will investigate the possibility of delivering additional information sessions and workshops on depression and suicide prevention in partnership with the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW.

 

Action:  For Noting.

 

4.2  Home Energy Saver Presentation

Over 35 residents attended the Home Energy Saver presentation held on Monday 29 July at Margaret Martin Library.  The presentation was delivered in partnership with the Salvation Army, participants received information on how to manage their energy needs and reduce their bills.  A number of participants booked home assessments for themselves or on the behalf of their clients. Feedback from participants indicated that Randwick residents and organisations would benefit greatly from additional Home Saver presentations.

 

Action: Frida to organise additional presentations in partnership with the Salvation Army.

 

4.3  Alzheimer’s Information Day

RCC in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and the Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney Dementia Advisory Service will host a comprehensive free Information Day on Wednesday 28 August from 10am to 2pm at Randwick Town Hall.  The Information Day is designed for anyone who is concerned about their memory, and for carers of people living with dementia. In addition, Eastern Sydney Medicare Local will be in attendance to promote their new person-centred E Health record initiative.  Flyers tabled.

 

Action:  For Information

 

5. General Business

 

5.1  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 place to live in.  Applications requesting funding or –in-kind assistance from Council for a project or activity to be held from October to March will need to be received by Council by COB Friday 23rd August.  Application forms and guidelines tabled. 

 

Action: For Information.

 

5.2  Draft Plans of Management – Randwick Environment Park

RCC is seeking feedback on the draft Plans of Management (POM) for Randwick Environmental Park and Randwick Community Centre.  The Randwick Environment Park POM proposes a series of long term management measures to improve access and site facilities for the greater enjoyment of the natural area. The Randwick Community Centre POM proposes a comprehensive range of guidelines and strategies to ensure that the Centre retains its importance as a venue for a variety of community events and activities.  The draft plans will be on exhibition from 9th July until 26 August 2013.  Information sessions will be held on the draft POM and RCC welcomes written submissions by no later than COB Monday 26 August 2013. 

 

Action:  For Information.

 

6.    Guest speakers:

 

Maya Jankovic, Seniors Community Manager | Holdsworth Community

Holdsworth Community provide services and support programs for Seniors, carers, people with disabilities, families and volunteers.  They have expanded their services to cover 5 local government areas.  Club Holdsworth provides centre based day care programs for people with memory loss from Tuesday through to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  Activities include outings, music, art exercise and movement.  They also provide respite and support for carers of clients. Holdworth will be opening a Community Café by end of October at 334 Edgecliff Rd, Woollahra. 

Programs and activities will be running from the café everyday as well as shuttle bus service to provide transportation.  Holdsworth have rebranded their name to reach residents living in other areas, for example they provide a Home Cuisine Food Service to residents living outside of Woollahra. C.r Neilson requested that Frida consider a site visit to Holdsworth Community for OPAC members when the Community Café is operational. 

 

Action: Frida Kitas to scope interest in  a site visit to Holdsworth Community for OPAC members in November.

 

Tony Lehmann, RCC Manager Integrated Transport

The following recommendations will be referred to the Randwick Traffic Committee meeting in August: Install a mobility parking space 60 metres south of Pine Avenue, Little Bay to assist people with mobility impairments to access the Prince Henry Nursing & Medical Museum.  Relocate the No Parking sign, 9am to 12pm Mon-Fri, Coaches Excepted zone to the southern side of the MIPPS, with its applicable hours being extended to 3.30pm.  Reposition the coach parking zone to a location where a concrete footpath exists immediately behind the kerb to assist less able visitors. 

 

Tony Lehmann will investigate the possibility of removing the bollards on Curie Avenue, to increase circulation space or to make Curie Avenue a one way street.  The request for a right hand traffic signal at the intersection of Avoca and Barker Streets, Randwick will be referred to RMS for reassessment.  New issues raised at the meeting will be forwarded to City Services for consideration

 

Action: Frida Kitas to forward new access issues to City Services.

 

Information Share:

Members provided an update on service programs.

 

8   Correspondence

·     The CPSA Voice Newsletter |August 2013

·     Newsletter IDEAS | September 2013

 

Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 4 September 2013.

 

 


Community Services Committee                                                                      12 November 2013

 

 

Community Services Report No. C18/13

 

 

Subject:                  Lexington Place Busking Competition 2013

Folder No:                   F2006/00216

Author:                   Ilana Kaplin, Coordinator Community Programs and Partnerships; Tania Krasinski, Youth & Multicultural Community Project Officer     

 

Introduction

 

On Saturday 23 November Randwick City Council will once again host a busking competition in Lexington Place, Maroubra. It is an annual event designed to engage young residents, foster a sense of local community harmony, and to support local businesses.

 

This year a number of youth services have been invited to attend and participate in the event as a way of introducing their services to the local community.

 

Issues

 

This year, given that Youth Off the Streets have established an outreach office in Lexington Place, its local staff have been invited to participate on the day.   Invitations have also been extended to other local youth related services such as The Shack Youth Services and Noffs Foundation.  This event represents a good opportunity for youth organisations to promote their services, and to engage with local young residents and their families as part of the day’s activities.

 

On the day of the busking competition, young local residents who have signed up to perform or busk, will compete for prizes as follows:

 

First prize:                $500

Second prize:            $250

Audience choice:        $125

 

As usual, all participants who are not prize winners will receive $5 for their busking performance.

 

Promotional flyers calling for participants, together with information regarding the event, have been distributed to local youth service providers, schools and letter box drop to surrounding homes

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:   Excellence in recreation and lifestyle opportunities.

Direction 5b: A range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost of this event is estimated at $6,800, which will be funded under the 2013-14 Community Development budget.

Conclusion

 

The annual Lexington Busking Competition is popular among local young residents keen to show case their talents. The event will be held on Saturday 23 November, 12pm to 2:00pm. 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council note the date of Saturday 23 November 2013 for the Randwick City Council annual busking competition in Lexington Place.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil