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

 

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

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 AT 6:02pm

 

Present:

Central Ward                                    -      Councillors A Andrews (Acting Mayor),

T Seng & G Stevenson

 

North Ward                                          -  Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey (Chairperson) & K Smith

                                                                  

East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen, M Matson (Deputy Chairperson) & B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -  Councillors G Moore & H Stavrinos

 

South Ward                                          -  Councillors R Belleli, N D’Souza

                                                             & P Garcia

 

Officers present:

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Acting Director City Services                             Mr J Ingegneri

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Acting Director Governance & Financial Services    Mr M Woods

Manager Financial Operations                            Mr G Byrne

Manager Development Assessment                     Mr K Kyriacou

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.02pm and was resumed at 8.00pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

An apology was received from the Mayor, Cr Nash.

 

RESOLVED: (Matson/Stavrinos) that the apology received from the Mayor, Cr Nash be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 10 June 2014

EN6/14

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Stavrinos) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 10 June 2014 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Environment Reports

 

E5/14        Environment Report - Update on Council's Approach to Reduce Contamination in Household Recycling Bins (F2004/07285)

EN7/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council notes and endorses the current status of initiatives and progress underway in responding to the contamination of recycling material placed in yellow-lid household recycling bins.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

E6/14        Environment Report - Update on Initiatives to Reduce Illegal Dumping Across Randwick City (F2007/00419)

EN8/14

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that:

 

a)  Council endorses the current implementation of Randwick’s Illegal Dumping and Litter Management Plan particularly in the 17 new activities planned or underway;

 

b)  notes this implementation includes purchase and installation of around 6 fixed and mobile CCTV cameras for an amount up to $55,000 for trialing at ‘hot spot’ areas known for illegal dumping. These are funded from previously provided WaSIP grants to Council from the NSW Government;

 

c)  that six monthly updates will be reported to Council on the progress of implementing initiatives aimed at reducing illegal dumping across Randwick City.

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/-) that:

 

a)  Council endorses the current implementation of Randwick’s Illegal Dumping and Litter Management Plan particularly in the 17 new activities planned or underway;

 

b)  Council report back on the successful alternative strategies used by other Councils for preventing illegal dumping, including the dob in a dumper scheme;

 

c)  that six monthly updates will be reported to Council on the progress of implementing initiatives aimed at reducing illegal dumping across Randwick City. LAPSED FOR THE WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/-) that:

 

a)  Council endorses the current implementation of Randwick’s Illegal Dumping and Litter Management Plan particularly in the 17 new activities planned or underway;

 

b)  notes this implementation includes purchase and installation of around 6 fixed and mobile CCTV cameras for an amount up to $55,000 for trialing at ‘hot spot’ areas known for illegal dumping. These are funded from previously provided WaSIP grants to Council from the NSW Government;

 

c)  that six monthly updates will be reported to Council on the progress of implementing initiatives aimed at reducing illegal dumping across Randwick City.

 

d)     Council investigate the dob in a dumper scheme as part of the new initiatives,         similar to Parramatta Council. LAPSED FOR THE WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Cr Smith left the meeting at this point (8.45pm) and did not return.

 

 

E7/14        Environment Report - Overview of Randwick's 2014 Who Cares About the Environment Attitudes and Actions Survey of Residents (F2006/00181)

EN9/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that Council notes the summary of results of the 2014 “Who Cares About the Environment” attitudes survey.

 

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

 

 

E8/14        Environment Report - Update on the 3 Council Ecological Footprint Project between Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils (F2008/00383)

EN10/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Garcia) that Council:

 

a)     endorses the new focus for the 3 Council Regional Environment Program and the development of a regional Environmental Action and Communications Plan; and

 

b)     approves the ongoing annual allocation of $117,070 payable from Council’s environmental levy and waste less/recycle more funding from the NSW Government.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Garcia) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

E9/14        Environment Report - Randwick's 2014 Eco Living Fair (F2006/00246)

EN11/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that Council endorses the broad program and approach for Randwick Council’s tenth Eco Living Fair at Randwick Community Centre on Sunday, 14 September 2014.

 

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

 

 

E10/14      Environment Report - Continuation of Food Waste Collection and Processing Service to the Multi-unit Dwellings Participating in the Trial (F2013/00423)

EN12/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that Council:

 

a)     approves continuation of food waste collection and processing services to the multi-unit dwellings participating in the food waste trial until full rollout of the services for multi-unit dwellings in July 2015.

 

b)        authorises the General Manager to negotiate contract variation with Council’s collection contractor SITA to provide food waste collection services to the households participating in the food waste trial as part of the existing waste collection services.

 

MOTION: (Stevenson/-) that the food waste collection trial be discontinued and Council look at moving the full implementation forward and allocating the additional funds to the full implementation process. LAPSED FOR THE WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

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

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting closed at 9.02pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 12 August 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON