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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, 9 August 2016 AT 6:04pm

 

Present:

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

 

North Ward                                               -  Councillor K Smith

                                                                  

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

                                                               

West Ward                                                -  Councillors Nash & H Stavrinos

 

South Ward                                              -  Councillor R Belleli

 

Central Ward                                            -  Councillors A Andrews, 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 6.04pm and was resumed at 6.40pm.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Apologies were received from Crs Garcia, Moore, Neilson and Shurey.

 

RESOLVED: (Smith/Nash) that the apologies received from Crs Garcia, Moore, Neilson and Shurey 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 12 July 2016

AF26/16

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Nash) that the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 12 July 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

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Committee, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

NR6/16     Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Nash, Roberts and Smith - CSELR - Removal of historic and significant trees

 

Against            Ms Margaret Hogg

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.44pm and was resumed at 7.14pm.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Administration Reports

 

A6/16      Administration Report - Contingency Fund - status as at 31 July 2016 (F2004/07396)

AF27/16

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Stavrinos) that the status of the contingency fund allocations for 2016-17, be noted.

 

MOTION: (Smith/Stavrinos) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Finance Reports

Nil.  

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

 

NR6/16   Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion from Crs Nash, Roberts and Smith - CSELR - Removal of historic and significant trees (F2013/00263)

AF28/16

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Nash) that the resolution passed at the Administration & Finance Committee meeting held on 12 July 2016 in relation to Item UB10/16 and reading as follows:

 

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.”

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED.

 

Councillors Smith and Nash called for a DIVISION.

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Belleli

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Nash

Councillor Matson

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Total (7)

Total (4)

 

MOTION: (Matson/Belleli) that the General Manager bring a report back to Council detailing the outcome of an attempted re-negotiation with TfNSW on the Light Rail Development Agreement, to incorporate the intent of condition 2 of the resolution of 12 July 2016 (in relation to Item UB10/16). LOST.

 

Councillors Matson and Stevenson called for a DIVISION.

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Matson

Councillor Nash

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

Total (4)

Total (7)

 

 

The meeting closed at 7.42pm.

 

 

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, 13 September 2016.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON