MINUTES OF Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 AT 6.08pm



The Mayor, Councillor T Seng (Chairperson) (Central Ward)


Councillor A Andrews (Deputy Mayor) (Central Ward)


North Ward                                          -    Councillors K Neilson, L Shurey & K Smith


South Ward                                          -    Councillors N D’Souza & R Belleli


East Ward                                            -    Councillors T Bowen, M Matson &

                                                              B Roberts


West Ward                                           -    Councillors G Moore, S Nash & H Stavrinos


Central Ward                                        -    Councillor G Stevenson


Officers Present:

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                       Ms S Truuvert

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Manager Development Assessment                     Mr K Kyriacou

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay


Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr D’Souza. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Belleli.


The meeting was adjourned at 6.11pm and was resumed at 8.21pm.


Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 


An apology was received from Cr Garcia.


RESOLVED: (Neilson/Smith) that the apology received from Cr Garcia be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests


a)   Cr Neilson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item NR15/14 as she knows the speaker on the matter.

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Council, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

NR15/14    Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Bowen, Moore and Stevenson - Mayoral Minute - Fit for the Future


For                  Rosemary McKenzie


Urgent Business



Notice of Rescission Motions


NR15/14   Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Bowen, Moore and Stevenson - Mayoral Minute - Fit for the Future (F2004/06554)


MOTION: (Bowen/Stevenson) that the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 reading as follows:


“(Mayor, Cr T Seng) that:


1.     Council establishes a working party consisting of the Mayor, a representative of the ALP Councillors, a representative of the Greens Councillors, a representative of the Independent Councillors, and the General Manager, to undertake the necessary due diligence to enable Council to respond in accordance with the ‘Fit for the Future’ templates, due June 2015;


2.     Council advises the United Services Union that it is supportive of the Union’s objective of ensuring the protection of Council employees’ conditions and the request for the establishment of a peak committee of representatives from Council’s management and the relevant Unions to consult on the development of Council’s response to the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ policy;


3.     outcomes of the working party’s due diligence be reported back to Council; and


4.     Council consults with the local community by way of a plebiscite or other means to determine our community’s view on amalgamations.”




Cr Bowen tabled a letter he had received from the United Service Union.


Councillors Bowen and Stevenson called for a DIVISION.


The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:




Councillor Belleli

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Moore

Councillor Matson

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Nash

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Roberts


Councillor Seng


Councillor Shurey


Councillor Smith


Councillor Stavrinos

Total (5)

Total (9)


There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr T Seng, declared the meeting closed at 9.48pm.



The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 24 February 2015.