RCC LOGO_Stacked_COLOUR_RGBTHESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 12 July 2016 AT 6:05pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor N D’Souza (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                               -  Councillors K Neilson (Chairperson),

                                                                   L Shurey & K Smith

                                                                  

East Ward                                                 -  Councillors T Bowen (Deputy Chairperson), M Matson & B Roberts

                                                               

West Ward                                                -  Councillors G Moore & Nash

 

South Ward                                              -  Councillor R Belleli

 

Central Ward                                            -  Councillors T Seng & G Stevenson

 

Officers present:

General Manager                                                 Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                          Mr J Frangoples

Acting Director City Planning                               Mr K Kyriacou

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                        Ms J Hartshorn

Communications Manager                                    Mr J Hay

Executive Manager                                              Mr L Fitzgerald

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.05pm and was resumed at 7.41pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Apologies were received from Crs Andrews, Garcia and Stavrinos.

 

RESOLVED: (Smith/Shurey) that the apologies received from Crs Andrews, Garcia and Stavrinos be accepted and leave of absences from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 June 2016

AF22/16

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Shurey) that the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 June 2016 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public 

Nil.

 

Urgent Business

 

UB10/16 Cr Tony Bowen – CSELR - Removal of historic and significant trees (F2013/00263)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF23/16

Note: A rescission motion on this item was submitted by Councillors Nash, Smith and Roberts in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Administration & Finance Committee Meeting to be held on 9 August 2016.

 

The Chairperson ruled the matter to be of great urgency on the basis of the enormous distress and wide publicity and anger and frustration in the community over the matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Bowen/Stevenson) that, noting the enormous community distress over the destruction of the historic tree of knowledge on 10-11 July 2016 and the removal of the gateway tree at Kingsford at this very moment and the loss of community confidence in the state government’s decision making processes concerning the design and construction of light rail, this Council calls for a moratorium on any further tree removals for the CSELR until such time as:

 

1.       The Minister for Transport meets with a delegation of community representatives to hear their concerns about the decision making processes for light rail, in particular the failure to allow sufficient time for minor design adjustments to light rail that would have preserved the tree of knowledge.

 

2.       TfNSW agree in conjunction with the community delegation to immediately conduct a full consultation by notifying all Randwick residents of all planned or potential future tree removals for light rail, with such consultation to remain open for not less than 28 days.

 

3.       TfNSW agree to assess the results of such consultation in good faith and make design changes to the light rail project in response.

 

4.       The resolution be immediately published on all Council official communication mediums, including social media.

 

5.       That, in parallel to the approach to the Minister, the Leader of the state opposition Labor Party be urgently written to, confirming that he still endorses his pre-election promise that the CSELR would be built by a Labor Government.

 

MOTION: (Bowen/Stevenson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Administration Reports

 

A5/16      Administration Report - Contingency Fund - status as at 30 June 2016 (F2004/07396)

AF24/16

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Mayor, Cr D’Souza) that the status of the contingency fund allocations for 2015-16 and 2016-17, be noted.

 

MOTION: (Shurey/Mayor, Cr D’Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Finance Reports

 

F10/16    Finance Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 31 May 2016 (F2015/00181)

AF25/16

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr D’Souza/Nash) that the Administration and Finance Committee acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr D’Souza/Nash) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Notice of Rescission Motions

A rescission motion on item UB10/16 (Urgent Business Item – Cr Bowen – CSELR – Removal of historic and significant trees) was submitted by Councillors Nash, Smith and Roberts in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Administration & Finance Committee Meeting to be held on 9 August 2016.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.56pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 9 August 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON