Works Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12 July 2016
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
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Works Committee Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Quorum: Eight (8) members
Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences
Confirmation of the Minutes
Works Committee Meeting - 14 June 2016
Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Address of Committee by Members of the Public
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.
W15/16 Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2017....................................... 1
Notice of Rescission Motions
Works Report No. W15/16
Subject: Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2017
Folder No: F2010/00008
The Local Government Road Safety Program is a State government initiative that provides funding and support to local councils to address local road safety issues. Randwick City Council began participating in the program in 2005 with the appointment of a Community Road Safety Officer. Some of the programs of note that have been delivered since then include: The Pumpkin Bus, Slow Down in My Street, Hold me close – keep me safe, Safety Around Schools – Kiss and Go zones and the Child car seat checking program.
The Road Safety Steering Committee was established in November 2005 to provide the Community Road Safety Officer with strategic direction and a forum to discuss road safety projects.
The committee meets twice a year with the minutes being reported to the Works Committee. This report provides the recent minutes for the committee and provides the Works Committee members with some of the documents and information that were discussed at this forum.
The Randwick City Council Road Safety Action Plan is developed every year in response to identified road safety issues in the local area as well as NSW Government road safety priorities.
With Council mergers imminent, it is envisaged that the program could easily be extended to include the new boundaries. Neither Woollahra nor Waverley is part of the Local Government Road Safety program and Roads and Maritime Services have advised that they would support the opportunity to extend any local road safety messages into new precincts.
The attached minutes and discussion notes are from the meeting held on 3 May 2016.
Relationship to City Plan
The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:
Outcome 6: A Liveable City
Direction 6c: The safety of our community is paramount and is acknowledged and supported through proactive policies, programmes and strategies.
Financial impact statement
Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2017 is partially funded through grants from the NSW Centre for Road Safety.
In conclusion, the minutes are an accurate reflection of the discussions of the Road Safety Steering Committee meeting.
The Road Safety Action Plan for 2016-2017 is a relevant and useful tool to address identified road safety issues. This year it also continues with the Child Car Seat voucher program which is hugely popular with the residents of the City of Randwick, and responds to concerns raised by locals. A report on the most recent (2015-2016) Child car seat checking program will be reported at a future Works Committee.
a) the Randwick City Council Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2017 be endorsed.
b) the minutes from the Road Safety Steering Committee held on the 3 May 2016 be noted.
Randwick City Council Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2017
Minutes – Road Safety Steering Committee 3 May 2016
Road Safety Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes and discussion notes
3 May 2016 TRIM / Ref No. F2010/00008
Randwick City Council
30 Frances Street
Randwick NSW 2031
Margaret Egan, Road User Safety Officer, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
Heidi Leadley, Community Road Safety Officer, RCC
Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport, RCC
Janine Bourke, Coordinator Rangers, RCC
Councillor Anthony Andrews, RCC
Councillor Brendan Roberts RCC
Sandra Coppe, Road Safety Education Consultant, Dept. Education and Communities
Jane Frankland, Ranger, RCC
Sgt Grayson Withers, Maroubra Local Area Command
Roads and Maritime Services
Margaret reported that fatalities were much higher this year compared to the same period last year. In Sydney region there had been 37 fatalities to date compared to 35 for the same period last year. Pedestrians are particularly high representing 45% of all fatalities, up 3 to 17 compared to the same period last year.
The Centre for Road Safety is working on the development of some campaigns to address the increasing problem of pedestrian casualties. The Centre for Road Safety has a new Facebook page, which is proving popular, with over 2 million ‘likes’. There is also new 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity artwork available.
The RMS database for Road Safety Officer projects is progressing. The program funding agreement is currently signed until the end of the June 2017. At this stage the Centre for Road Safety has indicated in principal support for the continuation of the LGRSP.
Randwick City Council
Tony reported that Council is focusing on the proposed mergers with Waverley and Woollahra Councils. He explained that each council and various staff are involved in Project Action Teams (PATs) as a way of identifying things that we do similarly and things that are done differently. The PATs are attempting to find ways of aligning systems and going forward into the future.
GLS Workshop held on 23 March. A small number of participants attended, although in the past it has proved popular. The timing of Easter may have had an impact on participation.
Pedestrian program; cameras going in on 11 and 12 May at three locations: Coogee Bay Road and Carrington Road, Barker Street and Avoca Street, Frenchmans Road and Carrington Road. Times are; AM 8.00am – 11.00am and PM: 2:30pm – 5.30pm
Child car seat fitting program: A total of 1335 vouchers distributed to date. Redemptions to date: 513 (39% redemption rate) 77% redeemed through Baby Things and 23% redeemed through IRSR (RHW). More than 600 people have applied for vouchers. (Average 2.2 per request)
Child car seat fitting evaluation survey responses, a total of 99 have been received to date. (16% response rate of those that received vouchers) 86 paper reply paid responses and 13 through the link sent as a reminder to use the voucher.
2010 – 2014 Statistical Analysis for Randwick City Council area, was undertaken and identified some key crash issues including disproportionally high numbers of Pedal cyclist and pedestrian casualties (in relation to Sydney and NSW statistics). Significant numbers of crashes with speed and fatigue as factors.
There was no general business.
Next meeting of Randwick City Council’s Road Safety Steering Committee is proposed for 15 November 2016.
Meeting close at 11.30am