Ordinary Council Meeting
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at 6.00pm
MM4/17 Waiving of Fees - Handball Australia.......................................................... 1
MM5/17 Greater Sydney Planning Award for K2K Urban Design Competition........... 3
MM6/17 ANZAC Dawn Service at Coogee Beach...................................................... 5
Mayoral Minute No. MM4/17
Subject: Waiving of Fees - Handball Australia
Folder No: F2017/00096
Council has received a request from Ms Rikke Petersen, Manager Handball Australia, to waive beach hire fees relating to the use of Maroubra Beach for handball training.
The Australian Women’s Beach Handball training squad would like to use Maroubra Beach to train for the World Games in Poland in July 2017. The dates required for use are 11 March 2017 and two further days in May and June subject to confirmation.
The fees associated with this activity are as follows:
Beach Hire Fee x 3 @ $532.00 p/day $1,596.00
Application Fee $ 174.00
The players, who are amateurs, will self-fund the trip and will not receive any government funding or sponsorship to help with costs.
Financial impact statement
Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial impact to Council is $1,770.00 and this will be funded from the 2016-17 Contingency Fund.
It is considered that Council should support Handball Australia by waiving fees for the use of Maroubra Beach to train for the upcoming 2017 World Games in Poland.
a) the Beach Hire Fee amount of $1,770.00 be waived and funds be allocated from the 2016-17 Contingency Fund;
b) the activity organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the activity.
Mayoral Minute No. MM5/17
Subject: Greater Sydney Planning Award for K2K Urban Design Competition
Folder No: F2016/00252
To advise Council that the Kensington to Kingsford Town Centres Urban Design Competition was awarded the prize in the category of A Great Plan at the inaugural Greater Sydney Planning Awards on Thursday 23 February 2017.
The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is responsible for coordinating the planning for the future of Greater Sydney. The GSC initiated the Greater Sydney Planning Awards to celebrate best practice and showcase examples of innovative projects that lead to better quality design and more liveable communities.
This is the first time these prestigious awards have been held. The Great Plan category was one of six major awards, and was awarded to a plan or process which is original in approach and could be made a model for work elsewhere or developed further.
This is validation of Council’s leadership in resolving to hold the K2K Urban Design Competition, seeking ideas from the world’s best architects and planners, and engaging with the community in a new conversation about the future of these important neighbourhoods.
Financial impact statement
There is no direct financial impact for this matter.
The Great Plan Award from the GSC celebrates Council’s vision and leadership, and recognises the K2K Urban Design Competition as a best practice example of innovative city-making and planning.
That this report be received and noted.
Mayoral Minute No. MM6/17
Subject: ANZAC Dawn Service at Coogee Beach
Folder No: F2017/00425
Randwick Council over a number of years assisted the local RSL sub-branches to stage their Anzac Day commemorations. In 2015 and 2016 the Sub-branches of Coogee Randwick Clovelly, Kensington and Malabar joined together to hold a special Dawn Service at Coogee Beach to commemorate 100 years since the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, as part of the 2014-2018 Anzac Centenary.
The 2015 and 2016 events were extremely well attended by the community, with over 20,000 people participating at each of the Dawn Services. The sub-branch of Coogee Randwick Clovelly have received a number of requests from the community about continuing to hold this event at Coogee Beach each year to build on the momentum of the Centenary service.
In order for the Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL Sub-branch to hold the Dawn Service at Coogee Beach, Council has been requested to assist with the cost.
The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. These years are being marked as the Centenary because 2014 was 100 years since the War started; 2015 was 100 years since the first landing at Gallipoli, and 2018 marks 100 years since the war ended. 2014-2018 are being commemorated as the ANZAC Centenary years by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
The Anzac Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service.
The Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch have historically held their dawn service at High Cross Park in Randwick, however the last two years they held a joint service with the Kensington and Malabar sub-branches at Coogee Beach.
The Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch has decided that the Goldstein Reserve venue for their annual Anzac Day Dawn Service would be ideal moving forward. This follows the success of the 2015 and 2016 services at Coogee Beach which experienced increased numbers in attendance compared to the original event held previously at High Cross Park.
The Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch is not in a position to cover the total cost of the expanded Dawn Service at Coogee Beach.
Four sub-branches (Kensington, Matraville, Malabar & Maroubra) are holding their own independent dawn services at their respective Clubs and Memorials.
The sub-branch committee in the past years has required financial assistance of approximately $25,000 from Council to engage a production company that will assist them with organising staging, audio visual, lighting and screens. Council has provided this amount to the RSL Sub-Branch Committee in the past two years.
In addition to these costs, Council also assists in organising event publicity and advertising, infrastructure hire, power, security and traffic management. The estimated costs involved are $27,000.
The 2015 and 2016 Dawn Services at Coogee Beach drew a lot of interest, attracting over 20,000 people to the area each year. There were benefits to local businesses as the crowd dispersed to cafés and shops following the service. The community also appreciated the opportunity to attend such a special local service, with a number of people commenting that it was easier than attending the service in the city and being able to watch the sun rise over the beach was a special experience. In its third year at Coogee Beach, it is anticipated that local community will embrace this annual event moving forward.
Financial impact statement
The sub-branch require ongoing yearly financial assistance from Council annually to cover the costs of Audio Visual requirements of which they organise themselves to the value of $25,000 cash.
Additional funds need to be allocated to the Events Budget on a yearly basis to the cover the event infrastructure and event management costs totalling $27,000.
If Council was to support this annual event the amount would need to be allocated to the yearly Event Budget.
This year, the nation will continue to hold special Anzac Day events commemorating the Centenary years.
The annual Dawn Service held by the Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch at High Cross Park requires a new venue due to increased interested in Anzac commemorative events and to build on the momentum of the crowds attending the Coogee services in 2015 and 2016. Following the large numbers of people attending the 2015 and 2016 Dawn Services at Coogee Beach the Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch are now confident that their annual ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach should be the permanent venue, pending the financial assistance required to proceed with this annual event.
The event will be promoted as an alternative to the City events and will be accessible for families and the elderly. As this is the most important event in the RSL calendar, and to ensure its smooth operation on the day, a decision by Randwick City Council to support this event is considered appropriate.
That Council support our local RSL sub-branches in the organisation of the yearly Anzac Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach through the provision of:
a) Annual financial assistance of $25,000.00 direct to the Coogee Randwick Clovelly sub-branch for the audio visual hire and installation of staging;
b) Allocation of $27,000.00 for promotion, advertising, event equipment hire and traffic management, to be funded through Council’s annual Event Budget;
c) the event organiser undertakes to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and
d) this funding be added to the annual Events Budget.