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, 14 October 2014 AT 6:16pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor T Seng (Central Ward)

 

Central Ward††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -††††† Councillors A Andrews & G Stevenson

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† & K Smith

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

East Ward†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -††††† Councillors B Roberts

 

West Ward††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -††††† Councillors G Moore & H Stavrinos

 

South Ward†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††† Councillors R Belleli, N DíSouza & 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 Sustainability††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr P Maganov

Communications Manager†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr J Hay

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6.16pm and was resumed at 9.16pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Apologies were received from Crs Bowen, Matson and Nash.

 

RESOLVED: (Stavrinos/Garcia) that the apologies received from Crs Bowen, Matson and Nash 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 9 September 2014

EN21/14

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Garcia) that the Minutes of the Environment Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 9 September 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

 

E22/14††††† Environment Report - Proposed Council action to protect Australian bee populations in Randwick (F2004/08272)

EN22/14

RESOLUTION: (Stavinos/Neilson) that Council:

 

1.        Endorses a number of free courses being provided to residents by Sydney Beekeeping Club on the basis that Council meets the costs for the Randwick Community Centre as the venue for this training with an amount up to $2,500 approved to support this initiative from the biodiversity budget of the environmental levy program;

 

2.        Endorses the continuation of DPI as the regulatory authority for the registration and guidance of urban beekeeping;

 

3.        Receives a report on these arrangements within 12 months as to any further assistance which may be offered to residents interested in setting up bee hives in the urban environment of Randwick; and

 

4.†††† Subject to the peer review of the Plan of Management for the REP raising no objection to the installation of the beehives in the REP, Council endorse the installation of 12 beehives(around 6 native bees and 6 honey bees).

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/DíSouza) the recommendation be adopted, subject to the following additional part:

 

5.†††† Install a native bee hive in the garden out the front of the Town Hall building in a secure container. LOST.

 

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

 

 

 

E23/14††††† Environment Report - Energy audits of Administration Building and Bowen Library† (F2005/00230)

EN23/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council:

 

1.         Notes the completion of the energy audits of Councilís Administration Building and Bowen Library;

 

2.†††† Notes the lighting upgrade will require a tender process to be conducted and preparation of a report seeking Council approval at a later date.

 

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


 

 

E24/14††††† Environment Report - Household Energy Reduction Project, an initiative of the 3 Council Resource Conservation Program with Waverley and Woollahra Councils (F2005/00230)

EN24/14

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council:

 

1.         Notes this project is funded via the $40,000 external grant provided by the NSW Environmental Trust; and

 

2.†††† Endorses the delivery and implementation of the Household Energy Reduction Project through the 3-Council Resource Conservation Program as outlined above through the partnership of services provided by Do Something, 10% Challenge and Easy Being Green.

 

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

 

 

 

E25/14††††† Environment Report - Barrett House garage retrofit into business incubator / showroom (F2008/00384)

EN25/14

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council:

 

1.         approves the allocation of up to $95,000 from the environmental levy budget for the retrofit of the Barrett House garage as part of the Sustainability Demonstration project and for the purposes of providing a sustainability business ideas incubator and showroom; and

 

2.†††† a report be brought back to Council within 12 months of the retrofit to advise on the performance of the garage retrofit in supporting sustainability businesses and ideas.

 

AMENDMENT: (Stevenson/-) that the staff recommendation be acknowledged and the matter be referred to the upcoming Councillorsí workshop to discuss other uses for this building and other sites. LAPSED FOR THE WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

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

Cr Stevenson requested that his name be recorded as voting against the above motion.

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil.

 

The meeting closed at 9.40pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON