RCC LOGO_Stacked_COLOUR_RGBTHESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF Ordinary Council Meeting of the

Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 AT 6:06pm

 

Present:

 

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

 

Councillor B Roberts (Deputy Mayor) (East Ward)

 

North Ward                                          -    Councillors K Neilson & K Smith

                                                             

South Ward                                          -    Councillors R Belleli & P Garcia

 

East Ward                                            -    Councillors T Bowen & M Matson

West Ward                                           -    Councillors G Moore, S Nash & H Stavrinos

Central Ward                                        -    Councillors 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

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Acting Manager Development Assessment            Mr F Ko

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Seng. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Moore.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Apologies were received from Crs Andrews and Shurey.

 

RESOLVED: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the apologies received from Crs Andrews and Shurey be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.

 


 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22 November 2016

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RESOLUTION: (Smith/Matson) that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 22 November 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

 

a)     Cr Neilson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP72/16 as she knows some of the objectors to this application and the application is in close proximity to a former Councillor.

b)     Cr Neilson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP76/16 as she knows some of the objectors to this application.

c)     Cr Neilson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP75/16 as she knows some of the objectors to this application.

d)     Cr Matson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item NM66/16 as the speaker on his motion is a former Councillor whom he served with.

e)     Cr Smith declared a pecuniary interest in Item CP74/16 as his employer is in the liquor industry. Cr Smith will be taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

f)     Cr Moore declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP73/16 as he lives next door to the proposed development. Cr Moore will be taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

g)     Crs Matson, Moore and Nash declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP78/16 as they are all Council representatives on the Sydney Central Planning Panel. Crs Matson, Moore and Nash will be taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

h)     Cr Bowen declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item NM65/16 as he knows the speaker on the matter professionally. Cr Bowen will be taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

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

 

CP72/16    11 Hooper Street, Randwick (DA/907/2015) (Deferred)

 

Objector            Mr Tony Moody

 

Applicant           Mr Anthony Betros on behalf of applicant

 

CP73/16    35 Lenthall Street, Kensington (DA/352/2016)

 

Applicant           Ms Sue Rosen

 

CP75/16    32-34 Perouse Road, Randwick (DA/128/2016) (Deferred)

 

Objector            Mr Warrick La Hood

 

Applicant           Mr Edmond Beniacar

 

CP76/16    236 Alison Road, Randwick (DA/120/2016) (Deferred)

 

Objector            Mr Ian Andrews on behalf of objectors

 

Applicant           Mr Mark Swaine on behalf of applicant

 

CP77/16    Draft Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy (Deferred)

 

Against               Ms Fiona Shoobert

 

CS16/16    Maroubra Beach - Proposal to Trial Beach volleyball Under Lights

 

Against               Mr Gregor Salvin

 

NM65/16   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Maintaining fire prevention access to Randwick Environment Park via Wauhope Crescent

 

For                      Mrs Katrin Von Reifner

 

NM66/16   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Augmenting local consultation mechanism during the formulation of the Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy

 

Against               Ms Margery Whitehead

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 7.45pm and was resumed at 8.05pm.

 

RESOLVED (PROCEDURAL MOTION): (Smith/Matson) that all matters that were the subject of addresses to Council by members of the public be brought forward for immediate consideration.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

MM45/16  Mayoral Minute - Lea Yanitsas - Request for Financial Assistance - FINA World Championships in Hungary (F2005/00182)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Mrs Lea Yanitsas be provided with funding to the amount of $1,193.40 from the 2016-17 contingency fund to assist with her training and preparation.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM46/16  Mayoral Minute - Surfing NSW - Request for Assistance (F2016/00096)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that:

 

a)     Council approves $7,500.00 cash sponsorship to Surfing NSW for the World Tour Surfing Event scheduled for 19-22 January 2017 at Maroubra Beach with funds to be sourced from the 2016-17 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     Surfing NSW be requested to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution to the production of the event.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM47/16  Mayoral Minute - Proposed Partnership Initiative to Establishment a 'Foodbank' in Lexington Place  (F2009/00217)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Council provide its in principle support for establishment of a foodbank/ community services hub at Lexington Place and that a report be provided to Council in early 2017 detailing Council’s monetary and staff commitment to the project.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM48/16  Mayoral Minute - Request from Ave Maria Community - Waiving of Fees for Randwick Community Centre (F2016/00098)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Council waives the Randwick Community Centre hire fees associated with the Ave Maria Community Group Christmas event to be held on Sunday 18th December, 2016 with the funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2016/17.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM49/16  Mayoral Minute - Request for Waiving of Fees for Malabar Memorial Hall - Kangarusski Group (F2016/00098)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Council waives the Malabar Memorial Hall hire fees associated with the Kangarusski Group fundraising event to be held on Sunday 18th December, 2016 with the funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2016/17.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Urgent Business

 

Nil.

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

 

CP72/16   Director City Planning Report - 11 Hooper Street, Randwick (DA/907/2015) (Deferred)

259/16

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Stavrinos) that this application be deferred for mediation to address the issue of solar access.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Stavrinos) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Moore

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Neilson

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Seng

Councillor Matson

Councillor Smith

Councillor Nash

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Councillor Stevenson

 

Total (8)

Total (5)

 

 

 

CP73/16   Director City Planning Report - 35 Lenthall Street, Kensington (DA/352/2016)

 

 

 

260/16

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Moore left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Stavrinos) that Council, as the consent authority, grants development consent under Sections 80 and 80A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, to Development Application No. 352/2016 for demolition of the existing dwelling house and associated structures at No. 35 Lenthall Street, Kensington subject to the following non standard conditions and the standard conditions contained in the development application compliance report attached to this report:

 

Non standard conditions

 

Heritage requirements

2a.     An archival recording of the property shall be prepared and submitted to and approved by Council’s Director City Planning, in accordance with Section 80A (2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 prior to the demolition of the building. This recording shall be in accordance with the NSW Heritage Office 2006 Guidelines for Photographic Recording of Heritage Items using Film or Digital Capture. Two copies of the endorsed archival recording shall be presented to Council, one of which shall be placed in the Local History Collection of Randwick City Library and forwarded to the Randwick History Society.

 

2b.     A salvage plan shall be prepared and submitted to Council’s Heritage Planner for approval, in accordance with Section 80A (2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 prior to a construction certificate being issued for the development. The salvage plan is required to ensure that materials including fireplaces, architraves, skirtings, windows, doors and remnant components of significant heritage fabric are carefully removed and sold or donated to a heritage salvaging yard to facilitate the conservation of other buildings of a similar period.

 

3.       Any future replacement building must meet Council’s planning controls relating to development in Conservation Areas.

 

Tree Protection Measures

6.       In order to ensure retention of the numerous significant trees throughout the site; being firstly, along the western boundary, from south to north, a row of six Syzygium paniculatum (Brush Cherry’s), two Casuarina cunninghamiana (River She Oaks), and another Brush Cherry; then towards the northeast corner, the group comprising from north to south; an unidentified species, a large Jacaranda mimosifolia (Jacaranda), and a Persea amercianna (Avocado); then centrally in the rear yard, a large Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor Laurel), and finally, along the southern boundary, between the southwest site corner and vehicle entrance, the row of eleven Alnus jorullensis (Evergreen Alders) and the unidentified species adjacent the western edge of the vehicle access in good health, the following measures are to be undertaken:

 

a.       All documentation must show their retention, with the position and diameter of both their trunks and canopies to be clearly and accurately shown on all plans in relation to the works.

 

b.       These trees/groups are to be physically protected by the installation of 1.8 metre high steel mesh/chainwire fencing, which shall be located a minimum distance of 2 metres (measured off the outside edge of their trunks at ground level), matching up with the respective site boundaries in order to completely exclude them for the duration of works.

 

c.       This fencing shall be installed prior to the commencement of demolition works and shall remain in place until all works are completed, to which, signage containing the following words shall be clearly displayed and permanently attached: “TREE PROTECTION ZONE (TPZ), DO NOT REMOVE/ENTER".

 

d.       In order to prevent soil/sediment being washed over their root systems, erosion control measures must also be provided at ground level around the perimeter of the TPZ’s.

 

e.       If additional trunk or branch protection is required, this must be provided by way of wrapping layers of geo-textile, underfelt or Hessian, which shall be secured by lengths of evenly spaced hardwood timbers around their circumference, and are to be secured by 8 gauge wires or steel strapping at 300mm spacing. NO nailing to the trunk.

 

f.       Ground protection comprising strapped together rumble boards, plywood, a 50mm layer of mulch or similar must be provided in the area between the Camphor Laurel and the full length of the western side of the existing dwelling, and must remain in place for the duration of works.

 

g.       Within the TPZ’s, there is to be no storage of materials, machinery or site office/sheds, nor is cement to be mixed or chemicals spilt/disposed of and no stockpiling of soil or rubble, with all Site Management Plans needing to acknowledge these requirements.

 

h.       Where roots are encountered which are in direct conflict with the approved demolition, they may be cut cleanly, only by hand, not machinery, with the affected area to be backfilled with clean site soil as soon as practically possible.

 

            Pruning

7.       Permission is granted for the minimal and selective pruning of only those lower growing, lower order branches from the trees that are listed in the ‘Tree Protection Measures’ conditions earlier in this report, only where they overhang towards or over the existing dwelling and need to be pruned in order to avoid damage to the trees; or; interference with the approved works.

 

8.       All pruning must be undertaken by an Arborist who holds a minimum of AQF Level III in Arboriculture, and to the requirements of Australian Standard AS 4373-2007 'Pruning of Amenity Trees,’ and NSW Work Cover Code of Practice for the Amenity Tree Industry (1998).

 

9.       The site Arborist must contact Council’s Landscape Development Officer directly on 9399-0613 (giving at least 2 working days’ notice) to arrange a joint site meeting, prior to pruning, to determine the exact location and extent of pruning that is permissible, with the Arborist to comply with any instructions issued by Council.

 

11.     Approval is granted for removal of the two deciduous Magnolia’s, being one each to both the east and west of the existing pedestrian entrance, close to the front of the existing dwelling, as well as the small Citrus tree in the rear yard, closest to the rear of the existing dwelling, should it be necessary as part of the works, as they are all too small to be covered by Council’s DCP.

 

Pruning Certification

20.     Prior to the completion of works/the PCA issuing any Occupation Certificate, written certification must firstly be obtained from Council’s Landscape Development Officer (9399-0613) confirming that the requirements of the ‘Pruning’ condition listed earlier in this report was complied with during the course of works.

 

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

 

 

CP74/16   Director City Planning Report - Proposed Amended Alcohol Restrictions – Dunningham and Goldstein Reserve, Coogee (F2005/00834)

 

 

 

261/16

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Smith left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that:

 

(a)    Council resolve to amend the current alcohol restrictions in Dunningham Reserve and Goldstein Reserve so that the consumption of alcohol can only take place between midday and 4:00pm daily:

 

(b)    the amended alcohol restrictions contained at “(a)” does not affect the total prohibition on the consumption of alcohol that is in force on Australia Day:

 

(c)    the current alcohol signage in in Dunningham Reserve and Goldstein Reserve be modified to reflect the amended alcohol restrictions contained at “(a)”; and

 

(d)    the General Manager liaises with the Eastern Beaches Local Area Commander and any other relevant stakeholder in respect to this matter.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

CP75/16   Director City Planning Report - 32-34 Perouse Road, Randwick (DA/128/2016) (Deferred)

262/16

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Bowen) that this application be deferred to allow the Councillors and Council officers to consider amended plans.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) that this application be deferred to allow Council officers to obtain independent expert legal witness who would be agreeable to defending a rejection of this application on the advice forwarded to Council from Pike and Verekers lawyers on the argument that the affordability SEPP does not apply to this site because of the floor space ratio that pertains to the non-proposed boarding house component. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Matson

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Moore

 

Councillor Nash

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Councillor Stevenson

Total (4)

Total (9)

 

MOTION: (Smith/Bowen) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

CP76/16   Director City Planning Report - 236 Alison Road, Randwick (DA/120/2016) (Deferred) (DA/120/2016)

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RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Seng) that Council, as the consent authority, refuses development consent under Sections 80 and 80A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, to Development Application No. DA/120/2016 for alterations and rear two storey addition to the existing boarding house to accommodate 3 boarding rooms and a communal room at No. 236 Alison Road, Randwick, for the following reasons:

 

(a)    the proposal will adversely impact on the amenity of the surrounding properties in terms of solar access and privacy;

 

(b)    the proposal is out of character with the locality and not in keeping with the neighbouring heritage conservation area;

 

(c)    the exposed party wall at the common boundary will adversely impact on the visual amenity of the adjoining property in terms of its excessive bulk and scale;

 

(d)    the proposal will adversely impact on the significant tree on the site;

 

(e)    the proposal does not meet the SEPP Affordable Rental Housing provisions for motor vehicles and motorcycle parking; and

 

(f)    the proposal is unsuitable for the site.

 

MOTION: (Neilson/Seng) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Belleli

Councillor D'Souza

 

Councillor Garcia

 

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Moore

 

Councillor Nash

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Councillor Stevenson

 

Total (12)

Total (1)

 

 

 

CP77/16   Director City Planning Report - Draft Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy (Deferred) (F2015/00419)

 

 

 

 

 

264/16

Note: a Rescission Motion in relation to this matter was submitted by Councillors Belleli, Bowen, Neilson and Stevenson, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held on 17th December, 2016.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Roberts) that Council:

 

a)     endorse the draft Planning Strategy and associated planning controls (‘Planning Proposal’) for submission to the Department of Planning and Environment requesting ‘Gateway Determination’ under s.56 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to enable public exhibition;

 

b)     following ‘Gateway Determination’, commence a comprehensive minimum 6-week community engagement program on the Kingsford and Kensington draft Planning Strategy and draft Planning Proposal;

 

c)     bring back a report to Council detailing the results of the community consultation for final consideration by Council;

 

d)     commence preparation of draft amendments to the Randwick DCP 2013 consistent with the recommended actions in the draft Planning Strategy;

 

e)     endorse preparation of a new S.94A Development Contributions Plan, Community Infrastructure Plan and Affordable Housing Plan for the Town Centres of Kensington and Kingsford to be placed on public exhibition with the Draft Planning Strategy; and

 

f)     authorise the Director, City Planning to make minor typographical, grammatical or formatting changes to the documentation.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Roberts) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Matson

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Moore

Councillor Seng

Councillor Nash

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Smith

 

Total (7)

Total (6)

 

AMENDMENT: (Bowen/Belleli) that:

 

(a)    in light of the Auditor General’s report, that there be no change in zoning or commencement of any strategic planning for Kensington and Kingsford until the completion of Light Rail; and

 

(b)    Council calls on the Minister for Planning to fully disclose the criteria applied when referring spot rezoning applications in the Kensington and Kingsford Anzac Parade corridor to either the JRPP or now the Greater Sydney Commission and to take that criteria on a public consultation for the residents of the Randwick local government area, commencing in March for a period of six weeks. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Belleli

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Matson

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Moore

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Nash

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

Total (5)

Total (8)

 

 

 

CP78/16   Director City Planning Report - Request for Rezoning Review- Kingsford Triangle Site (RZ/3/2016)

 

 

 

265/16

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Crs Matson, Moore and Nash left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Roberts) that Council reiterate its previous resolution dated 11 October 2016 that it does not support the draft Planning Proposal by Toga Kingsford Developments for the land at 391-397A and 17 Bunnerong Road, Kingsford and advise the Department of Planning and Environment and the Sydney Central Planning Panel that consideration of this Proposal is premature in the light of the comprehensive Strategic work being undertaken by Council.

 

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

 

Note: Councillor Garcia left the meeting at this point, the time being 10.35pm.

 

General Manager's Reports

Nil.

 

Director City Services Reports

 

 

CS16/16   Director City Services Report - Maroubra Beach - Proposal to Trial Beach Volleyball Under Lights (F2016/00096)

266/16

RESOLUTION: (Smith/Roberts) that Council receive and note the report and bring back a further report as soon as possible in 2017 on proposals detailing how beach volleyball could be conducted at night with appropriate safety measures. Staff are to liaise with Manly Council when compiling this report.

 

MOTION: (Roberts/Stavrinos) that the request by Beachvolleyball.com.au proposing a trial of beach volleyball under lights at the northern end of Maroubra Beach be approved on a trial basis commencing immediately and concluding 31st March, 2017 subject to the following conditions:-

 

(a)    the proposal will operate up to three temporary volleyball courts along the retaining wall from Monday through to Wednesday nights between 4:00pm and 9:00pm; and

 

(b)    the restrooms will remain open during the operating periods.

 

(c)    a report on the trial to come back before Council for consideration. LOST.

 

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

 

Director Governance & Financial Services Reports

 

GF40/16   Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Continuation of Community Partnership with Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (F2014/00414)

267/16

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Bowen) that:

 

a)     Council continues with the “Community Partnership” with the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club with the $30,000.00 plus GST contribution to come from Council’s Community Development budget;

 

b)     the General Manager be delegated authority to enter into a Memorandum of         Understanding with Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club; and

 

c)     a report on the success of the 2017 Community Partnership to come back         before Council.

 

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

 

 

 

GF41/16   Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Probity Plan for the Commencement of Negotiations of Commercial Terms Associated with the Community and High Performance Centre (CHPC) Project at Heffron Park, Maroubra (F2016/00540)

268/16

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Nash) that:

 

(a)       Council endorse the attached probity plan and negotiation protocol;

 

(b)    once the attached negotiation protocol has been executed, Council enter into direct negotiations with the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited for an Agreement for Lease and Lease for the Community and High Performance Centre, with a report to be brought back to Council; and

 

(c)    the General Manager be delegated authority to make minor alterations to the probity plan as required, subject to consultation with Council’s independent probity advisers.

 

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

 

Petitions

 

(a)      Cr Bowen tabled the minutes of the last Kensington West Kingsford Precinct Committee.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

 

NM63/16  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of  Motion from Crs Neilson & Shurey – Welcome Banners and Posters Supporting Cultural Diversity in Randwick City  (F2004/06281)

269/16

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Matson) that Randwick City Council acknowledge the importance and the contribution that cultural diversity has played in shaping the Randwick LGA in a visible and friendly way by;

a)     displaying banners and/or posters including such wording as: ‘All are Welcome Here’ in a number of languages including a local indigenous language;

 

b)     acknowledging the work of the Multicultural Advisory Committee and their enthusiastic support of this proposal;

 

c)     displaying the posters in bus shelters & banners at appropriate locations across the city;

 

d)     if possible, having banners displayed at strategic locations for Australia Day and posters then or very soon after; and

 

e)     requesting that the Communications Team consider possibly incorporating design work by committee member Eduardo Serje.

 

MOTION: (Neilson/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM64/16  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Moore - Financial Consideration for Identified Community Facility Improvements in Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres (F2015/00419)

270/16

RESOLUTION: (Moore/Stavrinos) that Council request a report to review, investigate and assess the feasibility for funding to be allocated from the “Buildings For Our Community” contributions to community improvement project initiatives identified to support the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres.

 

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

 

 

 

NM65/16  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Maintaining Fire Prevention Access to Randwick Environment Park via Wauhope Crescent (F2010/00407)

 

 

 

271/16

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Bowen left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council inquires:

 

1.     as to whether current fencing operations underway at Housing NSW homes in Wauhope Crescent, Coogee, pose a risk to Endangered Suburbs Eastern Banksia Scrub through the blocking of multi-angle-unobstructed access of fire engine access to the slope along eastern perimeter of the Randwick Environment Park; and

 

2.     as to whether fire hydrants will be made available on its properties bordering the Randwick Environment Park.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM66/16  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Augmenting Local Consultation Mechanism During the Formulation of the Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy (F2015/00419)

 

 

 

 

 

272/16

Note: a Rescission Motion in relation to this matter was submitted by Councillors Belleli, Moore and Neilson in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held on 17th December, 2016.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Nash) that Council resolves to establish a virtual online version of the Kensington West Kingsford Precinct committee to parallel and augment the committee’s consultation role during formulation of the Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy (including any subsequent amending of local planning controls) and the completion of the CSELR light rail project. The virtual precinct committee;

 

a)     shall have participation and membership restricted to Councillors and residents of Kingsford and Kensington;

 

b)     will apply as its operating guide as much of the current Precinct Rules and Procedures Policy that is transposable with the General Manager delegated to implement additional procedures that are appropriate and which will facilitate safe and inclusive debate;

 

c)     will have Council employees or consultants appointed to act as both site administrators and as precinct secretary and chair for the purposes of the Precinct Rules and Procedures Policy; and

 

d)     will include all interested registered candidates for upcoming local government elections.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Nash) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Belleli

Councillor Garcia

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Matson

Councillor Moore

Councillor Nash

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Stevenson

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Smith

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Total (8)

Total (5)

 

 

 

NM67/16  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Pledge of Support for Safe Schools Program (F2009/00124)

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RESOLUTION: (Matson/Nash) that Council pledge its support for the Safe Schools program and:

 

1.   authorises the Mayor or General Manager to sign the Safe Schools pledge that states;

“We believe that schools should provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential – free from bullying and discrimination. We pledge to stand up against homophobia and transphobia whenever we see or hear it. We are proud to support Safe Schools Coalition Australia and its work to create positive change for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families.”

 

2.   writes to local schools notifying them of Council's support for the program;

3.   writes to the Federal government requesting that it:

a)     re-instate the Safe Schools program in its original form; and

b)     makes support for anti-bullying gender diversity, intersex and sexual   diversity awareness programs a requirement for all schools;

4.   writes to the State Government requesting that it follow the example of the Victorian Government and, in the event that the Federal Government refuses to reinstate Safe Schools, funds the shortfall and enables the rollout of Safe Schools to all schools in NSW; and

5.   promotes its support of Safe Schools through its website and buildings used by local students and parents, including Council libraries.

MOTION: (Matson/Nash) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

AMENDMENT: (Roberts/Stavrinos) that:

1.    Council makes the following statement:-

“We believe that schools should provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential – free from bullying and discrimination. We pledge to stand up against homophobia and transphobia whenever we see or hear it.”

2.   writes to local schools notifying them of Council's support for the program; and

3.   promotes its support of Safe Schools through its website and buildings used by local students and parents, including Council libraries. LOST.

Notice of Rescission Motions

(a)   A Rescission Motion in relation to Item CP77/16 (Director City Planning Report - Draft Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy) was submitted by Councillors Belleli, Bowen and Neilson, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held on 17 December 2016.

 

(b)   A Rescission Motion in relation to Item NM66/16 (Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Augmenting Local Consultation Mechanism During the Formulation of the Kingsford and Kensington Planning Strategy) was submitted by Councillors Moore, Belleli and Neilson, in accordance with Council’s Code of Meeting Practice and will be considered at the Extraordinary Council Meeting to be held on 17 December 2016.

 

 

There being no further business, His Worship the Mayor, Cr D’ Souza, declared the meeting closed at 11.00pm.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON