Community Services Committee

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 14 July 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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Services Committee                                                                                14 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Services Committee

 

Notice is hereby given that a Community Services Committee of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 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 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Community Services 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  

Community Services Committee - 9 June 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

Community Services Report

C9/15       Local Government Week 2015............................................................... 1

Library Reports

Nil    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Community Services Committee                                                                                14 July 2015

 

 

Community Services Report No. C9/15

 

 

Subject:                  Local Government Week 2015

Folder No:                   F2015/00611

Author:                   Grace Houw, Senior Strategic Planner      

 

Introduction

 

Local Government week is an annual week-long initiative of Local Government NSW. The intent of Local Government Week is to promote the importance of Council to residents, ratepayers and businesses and to showcase the range of local government services and programs available to the community. 

 

This year’s Local Government Week will be held from Monday 3 August to Sunday 9 August 2015.  The week aims to celebrate the positive services that Council provides to its community.

 

Issues

 

Over the past three years, we have successfully branded a number of events over the week of Local Government Week to showcase Council’s extensive range of programs and activities.  These were held at several venues and were very well received.

 

In 2015 we intend to follow the same format.  Promotion of specially branded events will be held during Local Government Week, showcasing the numerous venues and facilities we operate and promote the programs and services that are run across Randwick City.

 

The proposed activities to be held during Local Government Week 2015 are listed as follows:

 

TUESDAY

4 August

Recycled Junk Craft Workshops

Bowen Library

669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

2.15pm – 3.45pm

An afternoon craft session that will give new life to junk found around the home. Guided by talented artist Lily Oen, this session provides an exciting, inventive and creative way to recycle material and maintain an ecofriendly and sustainable footprint!

THURSDAY

6 August

Writing for Pleasure

Bowen Library

669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Using a mixture of skill-based exercises and exploration of writing forms such as biographies, novels, short stories, travel memoirs and poetry participants will be introduced to the joy of writing and the pleasure it can bring. Be inspired by our facilitator, author Helene Grover.

 

 

 

THURSDAY

6 August

An Evening with Jennifer Smith: But I‘m not tired!

Margaret Martin Library

Royal Randwick Shopping Centre

Belmore Road, Randwick

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Join leading child and adolescent psychologist Jennifer Smith as she discusses her recently published book But I’m Not Tired! The nature of sleep, and how to nurture it in children and teenagers. Jennifer shows parents how to nurture sleep in their young people and offers the most successful strategies to resolve sleep problems.

 

SATURDAY

8 August

Volunteer Expo

Randwick Town Hall

90 Avoca St Randwick

11am-2pm

The Expo will provide an opportunity for local services to promote the volunteering opportunities available and how community members can be involved.  Volunteer organisations represented on the day include emergency services, charities, social services, sporting activities and many others.

 

SATURDAY

8 August

Your Brain Matters Presentation      

11am – 12.30pm

Prince Henry Nursing and Medical Museum

2 Brody Avenue Little Bay

The presentation will explore the power of prevention and the Five Simple Steps to Maximise your Brain Health. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A opportunity to talk to staff from Alzheimer's Australia NSW. This event is suitable for anyone in the community who is interested in learning what they can do to reduce the risk of developing dementia or to find out where family members can get support.

 

 

These events will provide an opportunity for local residents to meet with staff, interact through activities, gain information, share their thoughts and ideas, and experience the day-to-day activities and venues that exist in Randwick City.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5b:      A range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities.

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The activities being held during Local Government are planned activities and no additional funds are required.

 

Conclusion

 

Local Government Week is an excellent opportunity to showcase Council services and programs to the community and encourage residents to be involved in the diverse range of programs that are not only available during Local Government Week, but throughout the year.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council

 

a)     Endorse the week-long program of activities for Local Government week as     outlined in this report.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil