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Works Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 14 March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 1300 722 542

Fax: 02 9319 1510

 council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

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Works Committee                                                                                                  14 March 2017

 

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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, 14 March 2017 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 - 14 February 2017

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 Report

W5/17       Bus Shelter Program............................................................................ 1    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Works Committee                                                                                                  14 March 2017

 

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Works Report No. W5/17

 

Subject:             Bus Shelter Program

Folder No:                   F2004/06054

Author:                   Joe Ingegneri, Manager Technical Services      

 

Introduction

 

As part of our portfolio of Council managed bus shelters, there are 4 former tram stop shelters.  The shelter at 2R Frenchmans Road is listed as a heritage item on the Randwick Local Environmental Plan (LEP), 2012.

 

This report outlines the planned maintenance program for the Council managed, former tram stop shelters that are being used as bus shelters. 

 

Issues

 

Randwick Council has an operational policy to install bus seats at bus stops to provide an opportunity for bus patrons to sit whilst waiting for a bus. At certain bus stops, Council has installed bus shelters to also offer limited protection from the elements.

 

Randwick Council has an agreement with JCDecaux to provide advertising bus shelters along main roads and bus routes.  The agreement involves the installation and maintenance of the bus shelter at no cost to Council.

 

For bus routes along local roads, Randwick Council has been purchasing the bus shelters.  For these shelters, Council is responsible for the maintenance costs.

 

Over the last decade, Council has installed numerous non advertising bus shelters at suitable bus stops located on bus routes along local roads.  There are 24 of these Council managed bus shelters located throughout the City.  A list of the bus shelters is shown in attachment 1. The bus shelters vary in type, age and style and have different maintenance requirements. 

 

In more recent times, we have been installing a lightweight non advertising bus shelter by JCDecaux.  A maintenance plan is offered for these shelters and maintenance is undertaken by JCDecaux. However, for the other types of bus shelters, the maintenance is undertaken by Council staff or contractors engaged for specific tasks.

 

Former Tram Stop Shelters

There are 4 former trams stop shelters at our bus stops in Clovelly, Coogee and Randwick.  These shelters are of heritage significance and the shelter at 2R Frenchmans road listed a heritage item within the Randwick LEP, 2012.  The shelters are timber framed structures with terracotta tiled roofs for 3 and a corrugated roof on the other.

 

The Clovelly Beach shelter was renovated recently following damage by a vehicle crashing into the shelter.  However, there has been no major restoration undertaken to the other ‘Tram’ shelters other than the regular graffiti removal and minor maintenance.

 

It is planned to undertake a thorough investigation of the roof tiles, gutter and timber elements of these structures to determine any necessary restorative maintenance. Following any restorative maintenance, it is planned to paint the timber elements to preserve the timber. Any identified work to the heritage shelter will be planned and undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Randwick LEP, 2012. To undertake this work, access to the shelters will be restricted for the duration of the work.  Notices informing the public of the works will be placed at the shelters with adequate notification prior to the commencement of the work.

 

The works are planned to commence in late April or early June 2017.

 

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 service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The planned maintenance work will be funded from the existing 2016-17 operational budget.

 

Conclusion

 

It is proposed to undertake an assessment and undertake the necessary maintenance for the bus shelters that were formerly tram stop shelters.  This work will involve restricting access to the shelters whilst the assessment is being undertaken and the maintenance work completed.  Advanced notice of the proposed work will be provided to patrons by erecting notices within the bus shelters.

 

The work is planned to commence in late April or early June 2017.  It is planned to commence with the heritage shelter located at Frenchmans Road followed by the shelters at Coogee Beach.

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

List of Council Managed Bus Shelters

 

 

 

 


List of Council Managed Bus Shelters

Attachment 1