Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 1300 722 542

Fax: 02 9319 1510

 council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 April 2015 at 6:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

MM21/15   Council support of the Urban and Regional Food Declaration ... 1

MM22/15   Maroubra Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards 2015.............. 9

MM23/15   Donation - Maroubra Bay Public School................................ 11

MM24/15   Financial Assistance for the Victims of Nepal Earthquake....... 13

MM25/15   South Maroubra Surf Club use of Des Renford Leisure Centre
for the Annual Nippers Proficiency Test – Waiving of fees......
15        

 

Late Confidential General Manager’s Report

GM9/15     58-60 Carr Street, COOGEE (DA/116/2014)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (g) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

   

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM21/15

 

 

Subject:                  Council support of the Urban and Regional Food Declaration

Folder No:               F2004/08357

Author:                    The Mayor, Ted Seng      

 

Introduction

 

Seeking endorsement from Council to support the Urban and Regional Food Declaration developed through the Food Support and Food Alliance non government organisation based at Deakin University in Melbourne.

 

Issues

 

Council has recently been invited to become a signatory of the Urban and Regional Food Declaration prepared and distributed by the non-government Food Support and Food Alliance based at Deakin University in Melbourne.

 

This Declaration (see attached) outlines the purpose, vision and principles underlying its broad message that “Food is fundamental to life and health” and that “Cities and regions need a sustainable, fair and resilient food system that provides dignified access to healthy food for all citizens, offers viable livelihoods for local producers, and engenders careful stewardship of regional ecosystems”.

 

It has become apparent that local Councils across metropolitan and regional settings are increasingly supporting locally relevant initiatives and efforts for community members to grow their own food, reduce food wastage, support community gardens and farmers markets and strengthen metropolitan consumers’ understanding and connections with regional producers.

 

As Councillors would see on reading the Declaration, Randwick Council is already actively engaged with many and most of the issues and principles raised in the Urban and Regional Food Declaration and supporting them with the relevant community initiatives.  

 

Although the Urban and Regional Food Declaration does not require any specific actions or commitments to be made by Council, after reading it I would commend to you that it ties in neatly with the range of programs and commitments our Council is making and that it is therefore appropriate for Randwick to support as a signatory.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The principles and vision stated in the Urban and Regional Food Declaration provide a strong and positive basis for communities and their leaders to improve their understanding and commitment to long range and short term initiatives aimed at strengthening and improving how and where our food is produced and the connections between producer and communities, as both consumers and caretakers of the land and ecosystems.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorses Randwick becoming a signatory to the attached Urban and Regional Food Declaration prepared and distributed by the non-government Food Systems and Food Alliance organisation based at Deakin University in Melbourne. 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Urban and Regional Food Declaration

 

 

 

 


Urban and Regional Food Declaration

Attachment 1

 

 







Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM22/15

 

 

Subject:                  Maroubra Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards 2015

Folder No:               F2006/00596

Author:                    The Mayor, Ted Seng      

 

Introduction

 

The Rotary Club of Maroubra has a strong tradition of carrying out wonderful work within our City, raising funds that support individuals, the local community and international communities in need. 

 

Issues

 

I was particularly proud to have been invited to participate in the Pride of Workmanship awards this year.  This award is a beacon for Rotary Clubs throughout the world.  The objective is to deliver recognition to people who are often considered to be the heartbeat of an organization, but who often can go without being recognized and thanked for their outstanding efforts. The key award criteria are:

 

·          A person who is recognized as representing their employer in a good light.

·          A person who has a role that is not necessarily in management, but is vital to the ongoing success of the business.

·          A person who ordinarily is not formally recognized for the vital part they play.

 

Two members of the library staff were honoured with an award at this presentation.  Robyn Smith is the Branch Officer at the Margaret Martin Library and Sharon Stern is the Toy and Game Library Officer at Bowen Library. Both received awards.

 

Robyn Smith has dedicated her working life to library service in Randwick City.  Recently she celebrated her 40th anniversary with Council. Her first role was running the bookmobile and she has developed her knowledge and skills over the years to become a supervisor of the beautiful Margaret Martin Library Randwick. It is through Robyn’s pride of place and joy in serving the local community that this busy library, with more than 20,000 visitors a month, looks as wonderful and welcoming today as it did when refurbished in 2009. Robyn takes great pride in showcasing her library as a flagship Council facility and vital community hub. She motivates her branch team to model their behaviours on her high standards, thereby ensuring that all visitors are welcomed into a warm and welcoming space.

 

Sharon Stern has worked at Council for 20 years and has overseen the growth of the toy library from one small lending collection at Bowen Library to the biggest and best in Sydney, featuring over 2,700 toys at three libraries. Sharon approaches every task with the customer’s needs and satisfaction with the collection as her priority. She has created new, innovative programs such as the Play Workshop series and her publication “The Power of Play” in English and Chinese, is helping parents and carers select age appropriate, exciting toys for every stage of their child’s development. Sharon is a legend and a visit to any one of Randwick’s libraries will see parent and children enjoying the benefits of Sharon’s pride in the work she does.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

Conclusion

 

These awards dedicated to Council’s library staff are considered a fitting recognition in giving the community outstanding service.

 

Recommendation

 

That council congratulates Ms Robyn Smith and Ms Sharon Stern on their Pride of Workmanship Award.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM23/15

 

 

Subject:                  Donation - Maroubra Bay Public School

Folder No:               F2004/07396

Author:                    The Mayor, Ted Seng      

 

Introduction

 

Council has received correspondence from Ms Natasha Cromer, a parent at Maroubra Bay Public School requesting funds to purchase additional bike racks for the school.

 

Issues

 

Ms Cromer has advised the following information:

 

“At present the school only has one bike rake equipped to hold 5 bikes.  With the increasing popularity of riding to school the rack is full early in the morning and many bikes must be left leaning against nearby railings.  The school is focusing its available funds on providing the much needed teaching resources for the growing number of classes at the school.”

 

As an increasing number of students are taking an active role by riding their bikes to school it would be appropriate to provide funding for extra bike facilities for Maroubra Bay Public School to the value of $3,000.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3,000 and this will be funded from the 2014-15 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Due to the increasing number of students riding their bikes to school, funds be allocated to the Maroubra Bay Public School to the value of $3,000 to provide extra bike facilities at the school.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council votes to donate $3,000 for the purchase of bike facilities for the Maroubra Bay Public School.

 

b)     the school undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge Council’s contribution.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM24/15

 

 

Subject:                  Financial Assistance for the Victims of Nepal Earthquake

Folder No:               F2004/07396

Author:                    The Mayor, Ted Seng      

 

Introduction

 

As councillors would be well aware, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has devastated the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and surrounding areas. The death toll is now in its thousands and hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted. The purpose of this mayoral minute is to seek Council’s support to donate $2,000.00 to CARE Australia to assist in aid relief for the Nepalese people.

Issues

 

Reports coming in from Nepal are indicating that almost everyone has slept outside and have been creating temporary shelters. Women, mothers and children are suffering a lot as they are living outside their homes and are too afraid to venture inside.

 

CARE Australia already has staff on the ground who are working to coordinate with other agencies. They have plans in place to assist up to 100,000 people with temporary shelter, ready-to-eat meals, water purification and toilet construction.

 

Financial impact statement

 

It is considered that a donation of $2,000.00 is appropriate and could be funded from the 2014/15 Councillors’ Contingency Budget.

 

Conclusion

 

It is estimated that $95.00 can provide emergency food for fifteen days, $144.00 can provide clean drinking water for twelve families and $280.00 can provide emergency shelter for a family.  It is important that Council show its support for the devastated people  of Nepal.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council donates $2,000.00 to CARE Australia to assist in emergency aid relief for the people of Nepal, who are suffering after the recent earthquake.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                         28 April 2015

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM25/15

 

 

Subject:                  South Maroubra Surf Club use of Des Renford Leisure Centre
for the Annual Nippers Proficiency Test – Waiving of fees

Folder No:               F2010/00214

Author:                    The Mayor, Ted Seng      

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a request for assistance from Mr Marcelo Garay, Director of Youth Development for South Maroubra Surf Club, who are staging their annual swimming proficiency test for ‘Nippers’ in the under 8’s and above.  They have requested to hold these tests on the 13th September 2015 at Des Renford Leisure Centre.  

 

Issues

 

The South Maroubra Surf Club is a voluntary organisation that provides a service to the local community in training children in water proficiency, surf safety and water safety.  It is a requirement of the Surf Lifesaving Society of Australia that all children who are going to participate in water activities complete an annual swim proficiency test. They anticipate approximately 700 children will participate in the ‘Nipper’ program.

 

They have requested the use of two (2) lanes and a small room to do administration from on Sunday 13 September 2015.  The Des Renford Leisure Centre can accommodate their requirements on this date and at the required times.

 

An assessment of the applicable fees to be waived is as follows:

 

·       Pool Hire Fee                                     $ 960.00

·       Room Hire Fee                                   $ 250.00

TOTAL:                                               $ 1,210.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $1,210.00 which will be funded from the 2015-16 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

The South Maroubra Surf Club Nippers program is a worthwhile local community program which provides a service to the local community and encourages children to learn and participate in water safety.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

a)   Council votes $1,210 from the 2015-16 Contingency Fund to cover the hire fees at Des Renford Leisure Centre.

 

b)   the organiser undertakes to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and   promote Council’s contribution to parents and students.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil