Environment Committee Meeting
Tuesday 9 August 2016
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
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.
Quorum: Eight (8) members
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
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.
E5/16 Greening Randwick Committee Meeting Minutes........................................ 1
Notice of Rescission Motions
Environment Report No. E5/16
Subject: Greening Randwick Committee Meeting Minutes
Folder No: F2007/00647
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 3 February 2016
Greening Randwick Committee Terms of Reference
Greening Randwick Committee Minutes - 2 March 2016