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Extraordinary Council Meeting

 

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Saturday 27 February 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                               27 February 2016

 

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Extraordinary Council Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 7.00am

 

Prayer and Acknowledgement of the local indigenous people

Prayer

Almighty God,

We humbly beseech you to bestow your blessings upon this Council and to direct and prosper our deliberations to the advancement of your glory and the true welfare of the people of Randwick and Australia. Amen”

Acknowledgement of the local indigenous people

I would like to acknowledge that we are here today on the land of the Bidjigal people of the Dharwahal Nation.  The Bidjigal people are the traditional owners and custodians of this land and form part of the wider aboriginal nations of the Sydney area.  On behalf of Randwick City Council I would also like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.”

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Council 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.

Audio/video recording of meetings prohibited without permission;

A person may be expelled from a meeting for using, or having used, an audio/video recorder without the express authority of the Council.

Mayoral Minutes

Mayoral Minutes, if any, will be distributed at the meeting.

Urgent Business

Notice of Rescission Motion (record of voting NOT required)

NR3/16     Notice of Rescission Motion submitted by Crs Bowen, Moore, Neilson and Stevenson - Local Government Reform Update and Submissions................................... 1  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager

     


Ordinary Council                                                                                               27 February 2016

 

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Notice of Rescission Motion No. NR3/16

 

Subject:                  Notice of Rescission Motion submitted by Crs Bowen, Moore, Neilson and Stevenson - Local Government Reform Update and Submissions

Folder No:                   F2016/04004

Submitted by:          Councillor Bowen, East Ward; Councillor Stevenson, Central Ward; Councillor Neilson, North Ward; Councillor Moore, West Ward      

 

That the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 23 February 2016 in relation to Item GM2/16 (Local Government Reform Update and Submissions) and reading as follows:

 

“That:

 

1.     Randwick City Council is fit and sustainable for the future and our community and council would prefer to remain as a stand-alone entity;

 

2.     a Randwick Transition Working Group be established consisting of the proposed Local Transition Committee members;

 

3.     Council endorse the attached Transition Leadership Framework including the Randwick Transition Group’s (RTG) delegations as outlined in the responsibilities of the RTG;

 

4.     Council submit the attached ‘Randwick City Council – Council Boundary Review Submission on the Merger Proposal: Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils’ to the Delegate, Dr. Robert Lang, subject to any minor amendments;

 

5.     Council submit the attached ‘Local Government Act Review – Phase 1 Amendments - Randwick City Council Submission’ to the Office of Local Government, subject to any minor amendments; and

 

6.     That Council formerly advises the Minister for Local Government of its submission and seeks clarification that Randwick Councillors will be maintained in office during the transition process in order to oversee the following significant objectives on behalf of the local community;

 

a)     advancing Council’s adopted Light Rail Support Plan and funding package in order to ameliorate the impact of the CBD to South East Light Rail on residents and local businesses;

b)     finalising purchasing the Government owned share of the old Kingsford Market site at fair cost;

c)     initiating purchase by Council of the Maroubra Bowling Club site to keep it as a community asset serving community needs;

d)     retaining direct community input via elected Councillors into setting planning controls for Kingsford and Kensington against current development pressure;

e)     retaining direct community input via elected Councillors into the ongoing upgrade of Heffron Park; and

f)     retaining direct community input via elected Councillors into how Malabar Headland will be best protected and how the Coastal walkway will be extended around it.”

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED.

 

If the Rescission Motion is carried, it is intended to move the following motion:

 

“That Council recommends the Delegate reject the proposal to merge Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils and that it should not progress as it:

 

·                is made without the support of two of the three Councils being Randwick and Woollahra;

·                is contrary to the resolved position of both Randwick and Woollahra;

·                was not proposed, considered or assessed as part of the Independent Local Government Reform Panel (ILGRP);

·                was not proposed, considered or assessed by IPART as detailed in its Local Government final report, October 2015 “Assessment of Council Fit for the Future Proposals”;

·                lacks resident support as demonstrated in the community engagement and survey exercises performed by Randwick and Woollahra;

·                has not been promoted to the proposed merger councils beyond the current Boundary Review Process;

·                relies upon benefits that are suggested without substance or justification, failing to be tangible, reportable or measurable today or into the future; and

·                is presented without the detailed analysis, assumptions, modelling and workings underpinning the proposed costs, savings and benefits.”