Ordinary Council Meeting
Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
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, 26 July 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
MM22/16 Coogee SLSC - Fundraising dinner............................................................ 1
MM23/16 National Art School (NAS).......................................................................... 3
MM24/16 Waving of street banners hire fees - Taste of Coogee 2016. ..................... 5
MM25/16 NSW Police Force Request to Waive Hire Fees for Prince Henry Centre........ 7
MM26/16 Performance Review of General Manager
This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (a) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with personnel matters concerning particular individuals. To be circulated under separate cover.
Mayoral Minute No. MM22/16
Subject: Coogee SLSC - Fundraising dinner
Folder No: F2016/00001
I received a request from the Coogee SLSC to purchase a table at a fundraiser that was held on Saturday 23 July 2016. The purpose of this fundraiser was to help rebuild the Coogee SLSC Club Building, one of Coogee’s most historic landmarks, following the recent storms.
Given there was no time to refer this matter to Council prior to the function, I approved the purchase of a table at the function, to show Council’s support for the re-build project.
Financial impact statement
The cost of purchasing a table at the function was $4,000 and this amount has been funded from the 2016-17 Contingency Fund.
Council has received a presentation from the Coogee SLSC of the devastation caused by the storms which hit the Sydney in early June this year. As Councillors are aware, the Coogee Surf Club partially collapsed as a result of the storm. The SLSC has a significant job ahead of it now to repair the building and rebuild this historic landmark for the benefit of the community.
That Council confirms that financial support for Coogee SLSC of $4,000 for a table at the recent fundraising dinner to help re-build the Club building following the recent storms, and confirms that this amount will be funded from the 2016-17 Contingency Fund.
Mayoral Minute No. MM23/16
Subject: National Art School (NAS)
Folder No: F2016/06574
The Friends of the National Art School in Darlinghurst are on-line petitioning the National Art School (NAS) itself to withdraw from discussions on a proposed merger with UNSW. Their petition also calls on the Federal Government to support the National Art School in the same way that it supports the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
Their final call is for “the NSW Government to continue to support the three uniquely different models of tertiary art education (established in 1974 by the NSW Government during its Division of Fine Arts) to ensure diversity in art education.”
Their essential message is that this art education diversity in NSW has led to enormous success with the Friends stating:
“An homogenisation of tertiary visual art education is a regressive step that will set-back art education in Australia exponentially.” (The Friends of the National Art School)
According to the SMH old NAS alumni include painters Margaret Olley, John Olsen, Martin Sharp and Ken Done. Other “Sydney cultural leaders” who recently signed a letter of support include: financier and arts benefactor Simon Mordant, MCA director Liz Ann Macgregor, Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch, philanthropist Sam Meers, film director Jane Campion and actor Hugo Weaving.
Randwick City Council easily falls within the local student catchment of NAS and it can be expected that generations of our artistically inclined residents will have gone to it and more can be expected to in the future if it remains open to them.
Randwick Council’s cultural vision expressed in our inaugural Cultural Plan is: “Randwick City Council will foster an environment that recognises, supports and celebrates our community’s cultural diversity and heritage, social affiliations and the many forms of creative expression including dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.” (A Cultural Randwick)
Randwick residents have the potential to lose diversity in artistic education opportunities by emerging proposals threatening the long term survival of the National Art School as a successful and autonomous institution.
1. Contact both the Friends of the National Art School (NAS) and the National Art School’s Student Representative Council committing our support for the campaign to end:
a) discussions on a proposed merger of the School;
b) establish comparable Federal support for the NAS to that given NIDA; and
c) to maintain the opportunities in educational diversity offered by the NAS at its current site and management model; and
2. resolves to promote the Friends of the National Art Schools online petition on Council’s own web site and in eNews services.
Mayoral Minute No. MM24/16
Subject: Waving of street banners hire fees - Taste of Coogee 2016.
Folder No: F2016/00096
A request has been received from Ms Vanessa McCarthy, Coogee Chamber of Commerce to install street banners to promote the 2016 Taste of Coogee event. The Coogee Chamber of Coogee is seeking the waiving of fees associated with the production, installation, removal and hire fees.
The 2016 Taste of Coogee event is to be held on 3 and 4 September 2016 at Coogee Oval.
The Coogee Chamber of Commerce would like to promote the event by displaying vertical street banners along Arden Street, Coogee and the horizontal banner located on Malabar Road at Arden Street.
At this time of year, Randwick Council holds the Eco Living Fair event and utilises the banners to advertise the event. Following consideration of this request, it is proposed to offer the vertical banner space to the Coogee Chamber of Commerce whilst Randwick Council can utilise the horizontal banner to promote the Eco Living Fair.
The costs associated with street banners is the production, installation, removal and the hiring of the poles. As per other requests, Randwick Council has not waived the real costs associated with production of the banners and the installation and removal costs.
However, for events where there is community benefit, it is considered suitable to waive the hiring fees. The banners will only be installed if the event is approved.
The hire fees to display twelve vertical street banners along Arden Street, Coogee for a three week period from 14 August to 4 September 2016 is $2,847.24 (plus GST).
Financial impact statement
The cost to Council to waive the hire fee for 12 street banners on Arden Street for a 3-week period is $2,847.24 (plus GST). Should Council resolve to also waive the banner installation and removal, the cost to Council would be $528.00. The costs will be paid from the 2016/2017 Contingency Fund.
The Coogee Chamber of Commerce has requested assistance from Council to promote the 2016 Taste of Coogee event to be held on 3 and 4 September 2016.
The Coogee Chamber of Commerce has advised that the proceeds from the 2016 Taste of Coogee will be donated to the Coogee Lions Club. Based on the charitable offer and the community benefit provided by the Taste of Coogee event, it is recommended that the event be supported by waiving the street banner hire fee.
a) Council agrees to waive the street banner hiring fees for twelve banners for a three week period for the Coogee Chamber of Commerce is $2,847.24 (plus GST).
b) The organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.
c) Council’s logo be included on the street banners to acknowledge our support.
d) The Mayor or his representative is given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.
e) The event organisers provide Council with information following the event on the number of attendees.
f) The banners will only be installed if the event is approved.
Mayoral Minute No. MM25/16
Subject: NSW Police Force Request to Waive Hire Fees for Prince Henry Centre
Folder No: F2016/00001
A request has been received from Detective Superintendent, Gavin Dengate for Council to waive the fees associated with the hire of the Prince Henry Centre for an awards ceremony on 14th September, 2016.
The Major Events and Incidents Group (MEIG) of the NSW Police Force have hired the Prince Henry Centre for an awards ceremony on the 14th of September, 2016. The MEIG comprises of a number of operational sections including the Public Order and Riot Squad, Mounted Unit, State Planning Unit, Youth Command, Firearms Registry and the Drug and Alcohol Command amongst others. The work of the MEIG extends all across NSW.
The awards will be highlighting the outstanding service and acts of bravery that members of this unit have displayed over a number of years. The Deputy Commissioner of Police will be the officer representing the NSW Police Force and the Police Minister, Mr Troy Grant has also been invited to attend. I am honoured to have been invited to represent the community on this special occasion.
Financial impact statement
The use of tables, chairs, in house audio visual equipment, Cawood Room hire from 8:00am – 3:00pm, set up and pack down of the venue and provision of a venue supervisor comes to a total of $2222.00, to be funded from the Council Contingency Fund.
NSW Police are seeking for the costs associated with hiring the Centre to be waived for this occasion. Randwick City Council has been a huge supporter of the NSW Police Force and we continue to appreciate the collaboration that exists between the Police and Council. It is considered appropriate to waive the costs associated with this event.
That Council waives the Prince Henry Centre hire fees associated with the awards ceremony for the Major Events and Incidents Group (MEIG) of the NSW Police Force to be held on the 14th of September, 2016 with the funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2016/17.