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, 9 September 2014 AT 6:17pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor S Nash (West Ward)

 

Central Ward                                    -      Councillors A Andrews & T Seng 

 

North Ward                                      -       Councillors K Neilson & 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:

Acting General Manager                                    Ms S Truuvert

Director City Services                                      Mr J  Frangoples

Acting Director City Planning                              Mr K Kyriacou

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Manager Health, Building & Regulatory Services    Mr R Wereszczynski

Manager Sustainability                                      Mr P Maganov

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.17pm and was resumed at 9.51pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Apologies were received from Crs Shurey and Stevenson.

 

RESOLVED: (Smith/Stavrinos) that the apologies received from Crs Shurey and Stevenson be accepted and leave of absences from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 12 August 2014

EN17/14

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Andrews) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 12 August 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

 

a)     Cr Bowen declared a non significant non pecuniary interest in Item E19/14 as a member of the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme.

b)     Cr Neilson declared a non significant non pecuniary interest in Item E19/14 as a member of the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public  

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Environment Reports

 

E19/14      Environment Report - Follow up to Green Money resolution  (F2012/00133)

EN18/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

a)     Council agrees to extend the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for a final period of six months, from 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015 for an amount of $20,000 (excl GST) as provided in their proposal;

 

b)        Notes the commencement of the tendering process and preparation for a rewards/incentivatisation service with a report and appropriate recommendations to come back to Council as soon as practicable from the completion of this tender process; and

 

c)         Green Money be required to notify the participants of the scheme of the possibility that the Green Money Recycling Reward Scheme may come to an end after 31 March 2015 and Council also communicate and sufficiently publicise this possibility.

 

AMENDMENT: (Bowen/D’Souza) that:

 

a)        Council agrees to extend the Green Money Recycling Rewards Scheme for a final period of six months, from 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015 for an amount of $20,000 (excl GST) as provided in their proposal, subject to the $20,000 being a loan that is required to be repaid to Council; and

 

b)        Notes the commencement of the tendering process and preparation for a rewards/incentivatisation service with a report and appropriate recommendations to come back to Council as soon as practicable from the completion of this tender process.

 

c)         Green Money be requested to notify the participants of the scheme of the possibility that the Green Money Recycling Reward Scheme may come to an end after 31 March 2015 and Council also communicate and sufficiently publicise this possibility. LOST.

 

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

 

Cr Garcia left the meeting at 10.25pm and was not present at the meeting during the vote on the above motion.

 

 


 

 

E20/14      Environment Report - Overseas travel award provided for staff following Randwick's win in the LGNSW 2013 Excellence in the Environment Awards (F2010/00241)

EN19/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council endorses the travel scholarships for staff as outlined in this report, following LGNSW’s approval to provide $10,000 as part of its 2013 Excellence in the Environment Overall Sustainability award to Randwick.

 

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

 

 

 

E21/14      Environment Report - Randwick Council's 2014 Sustainability Schools exchange (F2007/00484)

EN20/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

a)     Council notes and endorses the 2014 sustainability schools exchange involving students from Chifley Public School, learning and sharing on sustainability issues with their counterparts from Temora West Public School;

 

b)     Advice be provided from the Mayor or Council representatives on visiting Temora at the same time as the schools exchange as part of our sister city relationship with Temora Council;

 

c)     Council hosts a brief presentation from students of Malabar Public School at a date to be advised following their return and participation in the 2014 sustainability schools exchange.

 

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


Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil. 

 

The meeting closed at 10.27pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 14 October 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON