Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 10 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

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Works Committee                                                                                                     10 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a Works 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, 10 March 2015 at 6:00pm

 

 

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

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:   At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works 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  

Works Committee Meeting - 10 February 2015

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

Works Reports

W6/15      Parking of Trailers................................................................ 1

W7/15      Kokoda Memorial Park - War Memorial................................... 3    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                     10 March 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W6/15

 

 

Subject:                  Parking of Trailers

Folder No:               F2008/00499

Author:                    Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport      

 

Introduction

 

Council, at its Works Committee resolved:

 

‘(Andrews/Bowen) that a submission be made to Transport for NSW regarding the control of trailer parking, along the lines indicated within the report.

 

As a result of representations from many local Councils, Transport for NSW established a Boat Trailer Working Group to examine the issue of boat trailers parking on the public road, particularly in highly pressured parking areas. 

 

Issues

 

Following on from the working group, Duncan Gay, MLC, Minister for Roads & Freight and Minister for the North Coast, announced in November, 2014 that the NSW Government is introducing a three month trailer parking limit on local streets.  This means boat trailers left in the same place longer than three months will be impounded. Fines will also be issued for unregistered boat trailers left on the street. The Minister stated “This change will stop the perpetual boat trailer parking offenders and strike a balance between parking a trailer for a reasonable amount of time and improving short term parking for local residents”.

 

Many Coastal Councils, especially in those areas where parking is under significant pressure, grapple with the issue of boat trailers occupying parking spaces.  Local residents in such areas, often expressed strong concerns to their local councils asking that something be done about the impact on parking supply of the boat trailers. Whilst ever the trailers remained registered they are entitled to park on the public road.  As such, councils could previously take no action against such trailers.  Accordingly, the proposed 3 month time limit may well be a positive outcome.

 

Logistically it may be challenging to establish proofs that a trailer has not been moved for three months, however, the use of new parking enforcement technology should assist.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:       A range of transport choices will enable effective movement: to, from and around our City.

Direction 9d:     Residential amenity is protected by appropriate traffic management.  

Financial impact statement

 

There would be no financial impact on the Council apart from some ongoing monitoring of trailer parking. 

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

The trailer parking time limit proposal, as outlined above, may greatly assist with the control of trailer parking.  Introduction of such a process would likely make the long term parking of trailers problematic for owners.  This would encourage trailer owners to seek alternative parking arrangements.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That a submission be made to Mr Duncan Gay, MLC, Minister for Roads & Freight and Minister for the North Coast, expressing support for the proposed trailer parking time limits.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                     10 March 2015

 

 

Works Report No. W7/15

 

 

Subject:                  Kokoda Memorial Park - War Memorial

Folder No:               F2011/00199

Author:                    Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services      

 

Introduction

 

Following a request from the Kokoda Memorial Park Protection Group, a Mayoral Minute was presented at the Council meeting held on 22 July 2014.  The Council resolved as follows:

 

“(Mayor, Cr Nash) that Councillors be briefed on the subject of this mayoral minute before proceeding any further.”

 

This matter was presented at a Councillor briefing session on 20 November 2014.  The presentation covered the background, nature of the request for upgrades to Kokoda Memorial Park and an assessment of the issues.

 

Issues

 

Kokoda Memorial Park was named in dedication of the Kokoda Track Campaign during World War II.

 

Kokoda Memorial Park underwent a major upgrade in 2000.  The upgrades included:

 

·       Removal of the previous memorial obelisk and replacement with a new memorial

·       Planting of Plum trees sourced from French and Belgium battlefields during World War I

·       Construction of a concrete path with names of the key locations inserted into the path

·       A dedication and unveiling of the new memorial was held on 21 April 2002

 

The Kokoda Memorial Park Protection Group have written to Council and requested for the protection and enhancement of the Kokoda War Memorial.  Specifically, they request the following:

 

·       Installation of an enduring memorial like the previous obelisk or a comparable adjacent to the existing memorial

·       A re-dedication ceremony for the ‘new’ Kokoda Memorial (previously nominated for 2 November 2014)

·       Installation of a new plaque specifically highlighting the role of Australian soldiers in Kokoda, New Guinea

·       The protection of existing Plum trees seeded on the French and Belgium battlefields in World War I

·       The planting of additional trees along the western boundary adjacent to the new development

·       Construction of a new low sandstone wall along the Goodwood Street boundary to act as a formal guidance to the war memorial

 

The previous obelisk was in poor condition and was removed as part of the upgrades in 2000.  The removal was done in consultation with the Kensington Sub-branch of the RSL.

 

The existing memorial was proposed and was endorsed by the Kensington Sub-branch of the RSL including its location.  Randwick Council was advised by the RSL that following the dedication of this memorial in 2002, the RSL on behalf of its members considered that the spirit of the ANZAC now resides within the current dedicated memorial space.

 

The existing park layout provides passive and active recreational opportunities without impacting the Kokoda Memorial.

 

The Kokoda Memorial Park Protection Group has requested that additional landscaping be planted between the adjacent development at 2-6 Goodwood Street and Kokoda Park.  The approval of the adjacent development specifies numerous conditions to protect and enhance Kokoda Park.  These include:

 

·       A bond to protect the War Memorial

·       Protection of trees within Kokoda Park

·       Landscaping of a strip of land approximately 5m wide along the western edge of Kokoda Memorial Park between the existing War Memorial and Ascot Street

·       Inclusion of 2 x 200 litre native trees

·       Lower growing evergreen screening trees

·       Garden edging

 

It is considered that these requirements will satisfy the request by the Kokoda Memorial Park Protection Group.

 

Installation of a plaque or interpretive sign adjacent to the memorial with information about the Kokoda Track Campaign will enhance the value of the memorial for locals and visitors to the park.  The estimated cost for this sign is $6,000.

 

It has been requested that a low sandstone wall be constructed along the Goodwood Street frontage of Kokoda Memorial Park to act as guidance to the memorial.  This is currently achieved with the memorial path that leads to the memorial from Goodwood Street.  The requested upgrade is not in keeping with the memorial layout and therefore not supported.

 

However, it was noted that the asphalt footpath along the Goodwood Street frontage is in poor condition and detracts from the memorial.  It is considered that an upgrade of this frontage will enhance the memorial.  The estimated cost for a new concrete footpath and kerb and gutter along the Goodwood Street frontage is $30,000.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:     Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the                                community expectations and defined levels of service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The recommended works in this report are estimated to cost $36,000.  It is proposed that funds be allocated from a future capital works program.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick Council received a request from the Kokoda Memorial Park Protection Group to upgrade and enhance the existing memorial.

 

The requests were assessed and whilst a larger memorial is not supported, it was noted that an interpretive sign will enhance the existing memorial.

 

The assessment also revealed that the footpath along Goodwood Street is in poor condition and detracts from the memorial.  It is recommended that the footpath along this frontage be upgraded.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council place the installation of an interpretive sign adjacent to the Kokoda Memorial and reconstruction of the footpath along the Goodwood Street frontage of Kokoda Memorial Park in a future capital works program.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil