Ordinary Council Meeting
Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER
Tuesday 28 October 2014
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or
1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)
Fax:02 9319 1510
Ordinary Council Meeting
Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 6:00pm.
MM84/14 Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation - Twilight Race Day............................. 1
MM85/14 2014 Institute of Public Works and Engineering Australasia Awards............... 3
MM86/14 Development of community pride campaign............................................. 5
Mayoral Minute No. MM84/14
Subject: Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation - Twilight Race Day
Folder No: F2005/00213
This matter was the subject of a Mayoral Minute submitted to the 23 September 2014 Council Meeting and Council has resolved:
“That Council purchase a table at the twilight race meeting being held on Friday 28 November 2014 as a show of support for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation with the funds coming from the 2014-15 Contingency Fund.” The cost of the table being $2,800.
The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation has since advised that their key speaker is no longer available and so they have had to cancel the private ticketed event at the race meet. They are still proceeding with the event as a public event and it is expected to be very well attended by the local, business and racing community.
The Foundation has indicated that it would still very much value having Randwick City Council’s involvement and are hoping to have Council take on Race Naming involvement as opposed to purchasing a table at the twilight race meeting (as resolved at the 23 September Council Meeting). The Foundation has provided revised costing for this at $5,000. All race sponsors are provided with engagement with Foundation special guests and celebrities and noted representatives from the Hospital and business and local community as well as media and promotional opportunities.
Financial impact statement
Council, on 23 September 2014, resolved to support this event by purchasing a table at the twilight race meeting at a cost of $2,800. If the report recommendation is adopted, an additional $2,200 will need to be contributed (from the 2014-15 Contingency Fund), bringing Council’s contribution to $5,000.
It is recommended that Council take on Race Naming involvement for this very worthwhile fundraiser to support the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation in its mission to build healthier communities.
That Council take up race naming sponsorship for the twilight race meeting being held on Friday 28 November 2014 as a show of support for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation with the funds coming from the 2014-15 Contingency Fund.
Mayoral Minute No. MM85/14
Subject: 2014 Institute of Public Works and Engineering Australasia Awards
Folder No: F2013/00332
The Institute of Public Works and Engineering Australasia 2014 Awards night was held in Coffs Harbour on 16 October 2014. Randwick City Council received three awards, winning in two categories and receiving a highly commendable in a third category.
Below is a brief description of each winning project.
Project: Des Renford Leisure Centre
Category: Category 9 – The Complete Multi-Disciplinary Project Management Award
Description: This Randwick City Council project consists of a new entry building and fitness facility constructed at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre, catering for the local community and complementing the sporting facilities of its regionally significant Heffron Park location. The facility is a building of architectural excellence, with complex detailing, energy efficient design, high quality finishes and vibrant internal spaces. Council officers were responsible for the Project Management of this facility from conception through to completion. This included community consultation, management of a multidisciplinary team (architect, seven engineering disciplines, landscape architect and other specialist consultants), contractors and suppliers. The Project Manager utilised his highly developed Project Management Procedures Manual to assist with meeting the project objectives of satisfying the brief, maintaining good communications, meeting the time frame and managing the budget.
Project: Clovelly Pool Pump Automation
Category: Category 4 – Workplace Health and Safety Award
Description: As part of its commitment to improving facilities and services for residents, Randwick City Council has recently completed the upgrade of the Clovelly pool pump. The pump is used to transfer sea water from the ocean to fill the swimming pool. Council has introduced advanced technology that now runs the pool pump remotely which will reduce labour costs, improve services and eliminate WHS risk. Council staff previously spent between two and three hours per day (this included two staff) to prime the pump in the confined space of the pump house. Previously, Council staff manually opened and closed the gate valve from the ocean side of the promenade. This activity posed a risk of injury as the ocean swell could wash the staff member off the promenade and into the ocean. Clovelly pool is now controlled remotely by the IRRInet system and start times are set according to tidal charts. This new innovation has significantly reduced WHS risks that were previously involved with accessing the gate valve and priming the pump.
Project: Coogee foreshore Stormwater Harvesting System
Category: Category 5 – Three Rs - Recovering, Recycling and Reuse Award
Award: Highly Commendable
Description: The recently completed Coogee stormwater harvesting system provides treated stormwater for irrigating Goldstein Reserve, Coogee Oval, Grant Reserve, Bardon Park and Dunningham Reserve in Coogee. Randwick City Council has constructed three (3) underground storage tanks with the capacity to store a total of 320,000L of treated water from a high volume gross pollutant trap (GPT) located within the car park at Coogee Oval, Coogee. This project captures and treats stormwater to a sufficient quality for irrigation of public areas in Coogee. This re-use of stormwater run-off will help ensure these ovals can be used all the time, even in the event of a prolonged drought.
Financial impact statement
There is no direct financial impact for this matter.
These awards demonstrate that Randwick City Council continues to be a leader in local government by constructing award winning projects that benefit the community.
1. Council notes receipt of these three prestigious awards from The Institute of Public Works and Engineering Australasia 2014; and
2. Council congratulates the staff involved.
Mayoral Minute No. MM86/14
Subject: Development of community pride campaign
Folder No: F2005/00005
Wherever I look in Randwick City, I see many wonderful examples of the community and Council working together. Randwick City Council has a proud history of delivering high quality public works and services that help all who live in our City. However our residents, businesses and visitors also have a vital role to play in contributing to the visual appearance, beauty, cleanliness and sense of community within Randwick City.
I believe our City is the great place it is because of the support we get from those within our community who are passionate about making our City beautiful and better for everybody. We are stronger for the work of those people and I believe it is something we should be encouraging and strengthening.
I propose that Council develop a long-term community pride campaign that promotes the work of Council and also encourages and rewards our residents for contributing to our wonderful City.
Randwick City Council has a proud legacy of delivering quality public works and services for our residents, businesses and visitors. Some of our regular services include:
· mowing major parks and sports fields every fortnight
· sweeping footpaths in commercial centres every day
· cleaning the Coastal Walkway
· fortnightly sweeping of residential streets (where accessible)
· rapid removal of graffiti
· manual cleaning of town centres daily
· beach cleaning and raking
· servicing Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra beach public toilets three times a day
· cleaning beach BBQs daily
· emptying beach rubbish bins three times a day (more as required in summer)
· daily removal of illegally dumped rubbish
· scheduled clean-up services for all households twice a year (plus two on-call
· Lifeguard services at Coogee and Maroubra Beaches 365 days a year and Clovelly Beach patrols during daylight saving
· Recycling Centre open 6 days a week
· Community Nursery open 5 days a week (plus special weekend events)
· providing a broad range of programs, services, activities and events that promote community pride and bring the community together
These services are just a snapshot of the work Council does in the community.
In addition, Council’s $158M annual budget includes more than $32M in direct investment in capital works projects, including $10 million spent each year on improving and upgrading roads, footpaths, bus stops and cycling facilities.
We continue to upgrade and build new playgrounds for local families and we are nearing completion of Randwick City’s newest park, the Chifley Sports Reserve, which in future will include a skate park, an all-abilities playground and outdoor gym circuits.
The community has come to expect this high level of service from Council and our community satisfaction survey continues to show the community is happy with our work.
I believe a community pride campaign could provide an opportunity to further communicate Council’s initiatives whilst also encouraging the community to volunteer and participate further in their local community.
There are already so many examples of the community taking pride in their City and making Randwick even better. Examples include neighbours mowing grass verges, volunteers picking up rubbish at Coogee Beach, dog owners picking up after their pets, residents disposing of paint and chemicals properly and residents using Council’s free clean-up service rather than illegally dumping.
I would like to see Council staff develop a community pride campaign and report back to Council on how this could be achieved.
A long-term community pride campaign would promote the work of Council and also encourage and reward our residents for contributing and improving our wonderful City.
1. Council supports, in principle, the development of a local community pride campaign; and
2. Council staff bring a report back to Council on concepts and how this campaign may be implemented.