Environment Committee Meeting
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
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Environment Committee Meeting
Notice is hereby given that an Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 6:00pm.
Quorum: Eight (8) members
Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences
Confirmation of the Minutes
Environment Committee Meeting - 11 November 2014
Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Address of Committee by Members of the Public
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 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.
E28/14 Brief presentation from Chifley Public School students on the 2014 Sustainability Schools Exchange visit to Temora...................................................................... 1
Notice of Rescission Motions
Environment Report No. E28/14
Subject: Brief presentation from Chifley Public School students on the 2014 Sustainability Schools Exchange visit to Temora
Folder No: F2007/00484
At the 9 September 2014 meeting, Council resolved (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; and
c) Council hosts a brief presentation from students of Chifley Public School following their return and participation in the 2014 sustainability schools exchange.
This paper aims to introduce the student presentation of representatives of Chifley Public School to Council at their meeting on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014.
Temora West Public School hosted 16 students from Chifley Public School on the 2014 sustainability schools exchange from Tuesday, 21 October to Friday, 24 October 2014.
Students were able to learn and obtain first-hand experience of important local sustainability issues including:
· Wetlands management around Centenary Lake, Temora;
· Community and schools support of local plantings and pest management around Centenary Lake and the local Botanic Garden;
· Sustainability initiatives implemented at Temora West Public School particularly those related to sustainable food;
· Farming practices and their impacts on regional social and environmental issues;
· Visits to the Rural and Aviation Museums at Temora.
The visit was supported by Temora Council as part of our ongoing sister city relationship.
Relationship to City Plan
The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:
Outcome 10: A healthy environment.
Direction 10(a): Council is a leader in fostering environmentally sustainable practices.
Financial impact statement
Randwick’s Sustainability Schools Exchange has a budget of up to $7,000 allocated from the environmental levy program.
The visit by Chifley Public School students to Temora was a great success. Temora West has agreed to respond with a visit of their students as part of Council’s Eco Living Fair in September, 2015.
1. Notes the success of the 2014 Sustainability Schools exchange between Chifley Public School and Temora West Public School;
2. Notes with appreciation the support provided by Temora Council and the staff, parents and students of the two schools involved; and
3. Endorses the exchange visit by Temora West Public School students as part of the Council’s Eco Living Fair to be held in September 2015.