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Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 11 October 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 1300 722 542

Fax: 02 9319 1510

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Works Committee                                                                                                          11 October 2016

 

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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, 11 October 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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

 

Quorum:                             Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works 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  

Works Committee Meeting - 13 September 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

Works Reports

W23/16    Commemoration of Barry Rodgers.............................................................. 1

W24/16    1R Denison Street, Matraville - Landscape Upgrade................................... 3    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                          11 October 2016

 

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Works Report No. W23/16

 

Subject:              Commemoration of Barry Rodgers

Folder No:                F2004/06876

Author:                     Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services      

 

Introduction

 

Council considered a Mayoral Minute seeking to permanently recognise the late Barry Rodgers for his contribution to the community and resolved as follows:

 

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Council staff investigate opportunities for a permanent tribute to Barry Rodgers, including at Mahon Pool and reserves around Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club, and bring back a report to Council for consideration.”

 

This report recommends that the indoor 25m training pool at the Des Renford Leisure Centre be named the Barry Rodgers Pool to honour the late Barry Rodgers.

 

Issues

 

Following the passing of Mr Barry Rodgers in June 2016, Council resolved to investigate opportunities for a permanent tribute to recognize his achievements as an Ironman and his contribution to the local community through surf lifesaving as a member of Maroubra Surf Club.

 

Mr Rodgers dedicated a significant part of his life to teaching children to swim.  He started his career as a swim coach when he joined his brother, John, to run the John and Barry Rodgers Swim School at the Heffron Pool.  The swim school taught beginners all the way through to Olympic champions.

 

Council also received information that Barry and his brother John helped construct the 25m pool that is used for the Learn to Swim program at the Des Renford Leisure Centre.

 

This information provides a strong link to the local area of Maroubra and community contribution.

 

On this basis, it is recommended that the indoor 25m training pool at the Des Renford Leisure Centre be named the Barry Rodgers Pool as a permanent tribute to honour the late Barry Rodgers.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 7:       Heritage that is protected and celebrated.

Direction 7a:     Our heritage is recognised, protected and celebrated.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The funding to name the 25m indoor training pool can be accommodated from the existing capital works budget.

Conclusion

 

Council resolved to explore opportunities to honour the late Barry Rodgers through a permanent tribute.

 

In exploring opportunities, it was revealed that Mr Rodgers made significant community contribution through the Des Renford Leisure Centre (formerly Heffron Pool).  Mr Rodgers worked on the construction of the indoor 25m training pool that is used for the Learn to Swim program and also taught children and adults to swim through the John and Barry Rodgers Swim School. 

 

The naming of the 25m pool at the Des Renford Leisure Centre is considered a fitting tribute to the late Barry Rodgers. 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

1.  the indoor 25m training pool at the Des Renford Leisure Centre be named the Barry Rodgers Pool.

2.    a naming ceremony be held with the family of the late Barry Rodgers.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Works Report No. W24/16

 

Subject:              1R Denison Street, Matraville - Landscape Upgrade

Folder No:                F2004/06117

Author:                     Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services      

 

Introduction

 

The segment of Denison Street between Beauchamp Road and Perry Street, Matraville was transferred to Randwick Council in June 2012 by the Department of Primary Industries, Lands.

 

The segment was formerly a Crown Road and remains an unformed road.  The extent of the road reserve is shown below as 1R Denison Street.

 

 

The proclamation of Bayside Council confirms the local government boundary. The Beauchamp Road centreline is the local government area boundary.  To the north of Beauchamp Road is land within the new Bayside Council including the northern portion of Denison Street that links Wentworth Avenue and Beauchamp Road. 

 

This report proposes the upgrade to the landscaped area at the northern portion of the road reserve adjacent to Beauchamp Road.

 

 

 

Issues

 

The unformed road reserve known as 1R Denison Street is located in an industrial area and is not used as a transport corridor.  The land provides pedestrian and vehicular access to the properties located immediately to the west and is also used for informal parking by staff working for local businesses.

 

In 2015, a driveway was constructed to support the development of the property at 26A Perry Street (formerly 1 Denison Street).  The driveway has improved access from Perry Street and the aesthetics of the land along the southern portion of the road reserve.  Access to the northern portion of the road reserve is from Beauchamp Road via a private driveway to Garrys Auto Service.  The access layout and informal parking is shown in the aerial photograph below.

 

 

The northern portion of the land is in poor condition and is only partially paved with a hardstand surface. Our experience indicates that public land that is poorly maintained can be subject to dumped rubbish. Council has planted some trees and turf to improve the appearance of the land and to soften where the road reserve meets Beauchamp Road.  In addition, there was a need to place concrete blocks along this frontage due to vehicles using an old layback at the signals to traverse the landscaped area to enter the car park. This informal access is considered unsuitable because it is within the intersection and because it damages the landscaping.

 

The northern portion of 1R Denison Street is in a visually prominent location and an opportunity exists to improve the aesthetics, streetscape and amenity of this road reserve.

 

The proposed improvements include:

 

·     Formalising and upgrading the landscaped area along the Beauchamp Road frontage by installing an edge treatment, additional low planting to complement the trees, installing seats and installing a bin to create a tranquil pocket park / garden.

·     Remove the redundant layback and construct a new driveway access within the road reserve so that access is not reliant on the neighbouring property.

 

The image below shows the road reserve from Beauchamp Road and shows the proposed improvements.

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:     Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the                           community expectations and defined levels of services.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost estimate for the proposed improvements is $25,000.  The report recommends that the funding for this project be funded in a future capital works budget.

 

Conclusion

 

The transfer of the crown road portion of Denison Street to Randwick Council makes council the Roads Authority. However, this road reserve is used only for local access and does not cater for through traffic.

 

It is proposed that the northern portion of the Denison Street road reserve where it meets Beauchamp Road be upgraded to improve access, the aesthetics and create a tranquil park / garden.

 

It is recommended that the funding for this project, estimated at $25,000, be included in a future capital works program.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

1.  The proposed landscaping upgrade and access improvements to the northern portion of 1R Denison Street, Matraville be endorsed

2.  A funding allocation of $25,000 be included in a future capital works program for this project.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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