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Environment Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 August 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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Environment Committee                                                                                                   9 August 2016

 

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Environment Committee Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that an Environment 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, 9 August 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Committee Members:          The Mayor D’ Souza, Andrews, Belleli, Bowen, Garcia, Matson (Deputy Chairperson), Moore, Nash, Neilson, Roberts, Shurey (Chairperson), Seng, Smith, Stavrinos & Stevenson

 

Quorum:                             Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the extraordinary meeting held on 22 May 2007, the Council resolved that the Environment Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Environment Committee Meeting – 9 February 2016

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee 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.

Urgent Business

Environment Report

E5/16       Greening Randwick Committee Meeting Minutes........................................ 1    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Environment Committee                                                                                                   9 August 2016

 

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Environment Report No. E5/16

 

Subject:                    Greening Randwick Committee Meeting Minutes

Folder No:                F2007/00647

Author:                     Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services      

 

Introduction

 

The Greening Randwick Committee Minutes for the meeting held on Wednesday 3 February 2016 and Wednesday 2 March 2016 in the Randwick Room, Randwick City Council Administration Building, are presented to the Council Environment Committee.

 

Issues

 

The Greening Randwick Committee has met and the minutes of the meetings, which reflects discussions and outcomes, are attached.

 

The Greening Randwick Committee Draft Terms of Reference were endorsed by the Committee and are presented at the Council Environment Committee for adoption.

 

Committee Representation

 

At the Environment Committee meeting of 9 February 2016, Council resolved as follows:

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Matson) that:

 

a report on the constitution of the Greening Randwick Committee, including the possibility of a representative from each Precinct being invited to join the Greening Randwick Committee, be brought back to the Environment Committee.”

 

The resolution requests that consideration be given to include Precinct representatives on the Greening Randwick Committee.  Subsequently, the Kensington West Kingsford Precinct Committee at its meeting held on 15 February 2016 resolved to nominate a resident for the Greening Randwick Committee.  This nomination was made following the resignation of a community representative in February 2016.

 

The opportunity for precinct members to nominate was available when community members were invited to be on the committee.

 

The Greening Randwick Committee Terms of Reference have been developed to manage the membership of the Committee to facilitate constructive and varied debate amongst members.  It is considered that the existing Committee can adequately represent community views and requirements on the tree management for the light rail project.  The Committee members have the background, skills and motivation to assist Randwick Council to address this complex issue of the project.

 

On this basis, it is considered that calling for additional committee members would not provide any significant additional capability to consider issues appropriately on behalf of Randwick Council.

 

The Draft Terms of Reference that have been presented for endorsement adequately cover the Greening Randwick Committee membership.  They state that nomination for additional community members is not required until the number drops below 4 members.

 

TfNSW’s Vegetation Offset Guidelines

 

In accordance with TfNSW’s Vegetation Offset Guidelines, it is proposed that the tree planting be undertaken at locations based on a priority to be determined by Randwick Council.  The Greening Randwick Committee considered potential locations and determined that the priority planting strategy be as follows:

 

1)   Along the light rail alignment

2)   Side streets on the alignment

3)   Anzac Parade footpaths south of Sturt Street, Kingsford

4)   Parks, open space areas in the vicinity of the alignment

5)   Other parks and streets in the LGA

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 10:     A Healthy Environment.

Direction 10b:   Environmental risks and impacts are strategically managed.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The minutes of the Greening Randwick Committee meeting held on 3 February 2016 and 2 March 2016 reflect discussions and outcomes from the meeting.

 

It is recommended that Council acknowledges and accepts the minutes and adopts the Terms of Reference for the Greening Randwick Committee meeting as per the attached.

 

The Greening Randwick Committee considered potential locations for tree planting in accordance with TfNSW’s Vegetation Offset Guidelines, to be undertaken as a priority.  It is recommended that the priority planting strategy be endorsed by Council.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

1.   the minutes of the Greening Randwick Committee Meeting held on 3 February 2016 and 2 March 2016 be received and noted.

 

2.   the Greening Randwick Committee Draft Terms of Reference be adopted.

 

3.   tree planting of trees identified in accordance with TfNSW’s Vegetation Offset Guidelines be undertaken based on the following planting strategy:

 

a)     along the light rail alignment.

b)     side streets on the alignment.

c)     Anzac Parade footpaths south of Sturt Street, Kingsford.

d)     parks, open space areas in the vicinity of the alignment.

e)     other parks and streets in the LGA.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 3 February 2016

 

2.

Greening Randwick Committee Terms of Reference

 

3.

Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 2 March 2016

 

 

 

 


Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 3 February 2016

Attachment 1

 

 


 


 


 


Greening Randwick Committee Terms of Reference

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Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 2 March 2016

Attachment 3