Environment Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2 December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Environment Committee                                                                                    2 December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

Committee Members:          The Mayor (T Seng), Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, D’Souza, Garcia, Matson (Deputy Chairperson), Moore, Nash, Neilson, Roberts, Shurey (Chairperson), Smith, Stavrinos & Stevenson

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the extraordinary meeting held on 22 May 2007, the Council resolved that the Environment Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

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

Privacy warning;

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.

Urgent Business

Environment Report

E28/14      Brief presentation from Chifley Public School students on the 2014 Sustainability Schools Exchange visit to Temora...................................................................... 1    

Notice of Rescission Motions

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…………………………………………………….

Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Environment Committee                                                                                    2 December 2014

 

 

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

Author:                   Peter Maganov, Manager Sustainability      

 

Introduction

 

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.

 

Issues

 

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.

 

Conclusion

 

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.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council:

 

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.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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