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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

Tuesday 18 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 1300 722 542

Fax: 02 9319 1510

 council@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

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, 18 April 2017 at 6:00pm

 

Prayer and Acknowledgement of the local indigenous people

Prayer

Almighty God,

We humbly beseech you to bestow your blessings upon this Council and to direct and prosper our deliberations to the advancement of your glory and the true welfare of the people of Randwick and Australia. Amen”

Acknowledgement of the local indigenous people

I would like to acknowledge that we are here today on the land of the Bidjigal people of the Dharwahal Nation.  The Bidjigal people are the traditional owners and custodians of this land and form part of the wider aboriginal nations of the Sydney area.  On behalf of Randwick City Council I would also like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present.”

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Ordinary Council Meeting - 28 March 2017

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Council 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.

Audio/video recording of meetings prohibited without permission;

A person may be expelled from a meeting for using, or having used, an audio/video recorder without the express authority of the Council.

Mayoral Minutes

Mayoral Minutes, if any, will be distributed on the night of the meeting.

Urgent Business

Director City Planning Reports (record of voting required)

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act, the General Manager is required to keep a register of Councillor voting on planning matters. Planning matters are any decisions made in the exercise of a function of a council under the EP&A Act and include decisions relating to a development application, an environmental planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan under that Act. In addition, Randwick City Council has resolved (22 July 2008) that its register of voting include the voting on all tender matters.

 

CP19/17   35 Midway Drive, Maroubra (DA/806/2010/A)........................................... 1

CP20/17   Botany Cemetery Expansion Proposal...................................................... 13

General Manager's Reports

GM4/17    Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan and Budget  2017-18........ 15

Director City Services Reports

Nil

Director Governance & Financial Services Reports

GF9/17     Investment Report - March 2017 ............................................................ 21

GF10/17   Council Approval for Ongoing Engagement of Information & Communication Technology Suppliers............................................................................... 31  

Petitions

Motion Pursuant to Notice

NM26/17   Notice of Motion from Cr Smith - Vertical forests for high rise zones......... 35

NM27/17   Notice of Motion from Cr Shurey -  Live Streaming of Council Meetings ... 37

NM28/17   Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Smart Bins ...................................... 39   

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Director City Planning Report No. CP19/17

 

Subject:              35 Midway Drive, Maroubra (DA/806/2010/A)

Folder No:                DA/806/2010/A

Author:                     Kate  Wine, Environmental Planning Officer      

 

Proposal:                  Section 96 modification of the approved development by addition of third level providing additional bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. Original consent: Demolition of existing structures and construction of two storey multi-unit building

Ward:                        Central Ward

Applicant:                Mr M Khoury

Owner:                     Mr J Williams & Ms C M Taylor

Summary

Recommendation:   Approval

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Subject Site

 

 

 

 

Submissions received

 

 

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Locality Plan

 


 

Development Application Executive summary report

 

The application is referred to Council for consideration as the original application was determined by Council.

 

Proposal

 

It is proposed to modify the approved development application for demolition of an existing dwelling and construction of a two storey multi-dwelling housing comprising four townhouses. The modification involves the addition of a third level providing additional bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms to approved townhouses.

 

The proposed modifications are described in detailed below:

 

Basement:

·     Extension and reconfiguration to accommodate two (2) additional residential tandem car spaces;

·     Relocate visitor parking/car wash bay;

·     Reposition and enlarge storage areas for each dwelling unit.

 

Ground floor:

·     Installation of new window to the splayed corner of the dining area in Townhouse 1;

·     Extension of bathroom to Townhouse 4 (infill of the south eastern corner);

·     Installation of awnings over windows along the western elevation.

 

First floor:

·     Reconfiguration of bedrooms labeled ‘Bedroom 1’ within Townhouses 1 and 2 to remove en-suites and walk-in robes and create balconies facing western and eastern sides, respectively;

·     Conversion of en-suite to bathroom within Townhouse 4 and relocation of its window on the western elevation;

·     Replace en-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 of Townhouse 4 with rear facing balcony;

·     Removal of en-suite bathrooms and replacement with balconies to Bedrooms 1 and 2 in Townhouse 3;

·     Replace walk-in robe with study in Townhouse 4, and replace en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with balcony.

·     Awnings are proposed over all east and west facing windows.

 

Second floor (roof):

·     Addition of second floor within a mansard style roof form to accommodate additional bedroom and en-suite for each of the four townhouses.

·     Awnings are proposed to windows on north east and western windows.

 

Site

The site is located on the southern side of Midway Drive and to the south east of Coral Sea Park.  The site is presently vacant. Demolition has been carried out in accordance with the approved development application.

 

The site is triangular in shape. It has an angled frontage with a total width of 24.385m to Midway Drive. The site has a maximum depth of 43.35m and a total area of 545.9sqm.

 

Figure 1: Subject site as viewed from opposite side of Midway Drive

 

Figure 2: Subject site as viewed from Coral Sea Park showing adjacent properties.

 

Submissions

 

The owners of adjoining and likely affected neighbouring properties were notified of the proposed development in accordance with the Randwick Comprehensive DCP 2013. The following submissions were received as a result of the notification process:

 

·     33-33A Midway Drive, Maroubra

 

Issues

Comments

Exceeds building height requirements

Wall height exceeds allowable

 

Refer to key issues

Refer to key issues

Impacts on solar access/overshadowing

Solar panels

Refer to key issues

Visual privacy

Refer to key issues

Excavation

Refer to key issues

 

Petition from Midway Drive Local residents

 

Issues

Comments

Overdevelopment

Exceeds maximum FSR 

Refer to key issues

Front setbacks not consistent with dominant side setbacks along the street.

Impacts on views to open space

Refer to key issues

Exceeds maximum building height requirements

Exceeds allowable wall height

Refer to key issues

Loss of visual and acoustic privacy caused by proposed side windows, balconies, bin collection and air-conditioning units.

Refer to key issues

 

Garbage bins will continue to be stored at basement level and there are no changes to their collection points. No proposed changes to air-conditioning units.

Impacts on solar access/overshadowing

Refer to key issues

Safety impacts from location of driveway entrance.

 

Previous approval granted for the position of the driveway entrance. There are no changes to its location proposed within the Section 96 modification.

Excavation

Impacts on foundation structures of adjoining properties.

Noise and air pollution from construction

Impacts on water table level and subsidence.

Standard conditions continue to apply in respect to excavation and dilapidation.

 

Refer to key issues

 

Insufficient amount of common area and private open space.

There are no proposed changes to the amount deep soil landscaping available at ground level which is concentrated to the front and rear of the development and constitutes 143sqm (26%) of the site.

 

The creation of additional balconies at first floor will provide additional private open space for each dwelling.

Impacts on views to open space

There are no significant views to and from the site or surrounding properties.

 

Key Issues

 

Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

 

Substantially the same development:

Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, Council may only agree to a modification of an existing Development Consent if the proposal remains substantially the same Development.

 

The addition of a second floor to accommodate an additional bedroom for each townhouse is not considered to result in significant changes to the bulk and scale of the approved built form. The removal of a hipped roof form and its replacement with a mansard style to accommodate the additional habitable spaces, the reconfiguration and addition of balconies at first floor and the additional parking at basement level will not result in a change to the nature of the original application and the works will result in a development that is substantially the same as that for which was consent was originally granted. The amendments will not result in any unreasonable impact upon either the amenity of the adjoining premises or the streetscape. 

 

·          Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012

 

Clause 4.3 Height of Buildings

The Randwick LEP requires that development on the subject site has a maximum building height of 9.5m. The proposed modification will result in a multi-unit dwelling housing with a maximum building height of 9.5m and therefore complies with maximum allowable height limit prescribed by the Randwick LEP.

 

The proposed height will remain compatible with the height of the existing approval and the roof form and front setback of the second floor will not result in any unreasonable loss of amenity for neighboring dwellings. The proposal meets the objectives of the clause.

 

Clause 4.4 Floor space ratio (FSR)

Clause 4.4 of the Randwick LEP 2012 requires that a development does not exceed the maximum allowable FSR of 0.75:1. The modification proposes minor alterations at ground and first floors and the creation of additional level (second floor) to accommodate an additional bedroom and en-suite for each of the four townhouses within the development. The works result in a total gross floor area of 382sqm resulting in an FSR of 0.7:1.

 

The proposed additional level complies with the maximum allowable floor space ratio for the site and is able to achieve a form and scale which is relatively compatible with the desired future character of the area including substantial setbacks from the rear and side boundaries and conserving the amenity of neighbouring properties (further outlined below).

 

Clause 6.2 Earthworks

The Randwick LEP 2012 requires that earthworks will not have a detrimental impact on environmental functions and processes, neighboring uses, or cultural or heritage items or features of the surrounding land.

 

Concern was raised within the submissions with regard to the impact of the proposed excavation on the structural stability of the adjacent premises.

 

The original application involved the excavation and construction of the basement level to accommodate parking, storage, service and garbage areas.

 

The modification involves the extension of the basement level towards the south (rear) of the site to accommodate an additional two parking spaces and reconfiguration of other spaces. There will be no significant changes to the existing side setbacks of the basement level, however the corners of the proposed visitor parking and parking spaces for Townhouse 1 will abut the western boundary.

 

The modification was referred to Council’s development engineer who made no objections or additional comments in relation to excavation works. Standard conditions were imposed on the original consent in relation to excavation and dilapidation and these conditions will continue to apply should the proposed modifications be approved.

 

The proposed extension to the approved basement level is consistent with the objective and requirements prescribed for earthworks outlined within the LEP.

 

·          Randwick DCP 2012 (C2 Medium Density Residential)

 

Front setbacks

The proposed modifications do not involve changes to the approved front, side or rear setbacks at ground and first floors.

 

The DCP controls require that the front setbacks must consistent with the prevailing setback line along the street, and generally no less than 3m in all circumstances to allow for suitable landscaped areas.

 

The proposed second (roof) level comprises a minimum setback of 1700mm from the front building line, and varied minimum setback from the front boundary being 4.9m to 5.6m. The increased front setback will allows the second floor to maintain a two storey appearance and relate to the built form character of the surrounding development as well as continue to preserve the outlook and visual amenity for neighbouring dwellings.

 

There are no changes proposed to the approved landscaping areas at ground floor level and the proposal is consistent with the front setback controls outlined within the DCP.

 

Side and rear setbacks

The Randwick DCP states that minimum side setbacks for multi-dwelling housing on irregular shaped allotments shall be considered on merit.

 

The new habitable spaces within the proposed second floor (roof level) will have varied setbacks from the eastern and western side boundaries. There will be a minimum setback of 2.6m from the eastern boundary and maximum of 5.8m, and between 3m and 8.7m from the western boundary. The side setbacks at second floor provide sufficient opportunities for separation and will provide visual interest and façade articulation along the boundary.

 

Due to the irregular shape of the site, the rear elevation window at second floor associated with Bedroom 1 of Townhouse 4 is setback 3.5m from the western (nearest boundary line).

 

As detailed below, the side and rear setbacks will not result in any unreasonable impacts on visual and acoustic amenity. Additional conditions have been recommended which require the installation of privacy measures to windows and privacy screens to balconies along the eastern and western elevations which further ensure the amenity of occupants and neighboring residents is preserved. Furthermore, shadow diagrams submitted with the proposed modification indicate that the adjacent properties (including their private open space) to the east, south and west will retain more than three hours of direct sunlight access during mid-winter.

 

In view of the above, the proposed side and rear setbacks are considered acceptable, and meet the objectives of the controls.

 


 

Roof design and habitable roof space

The approved development involved a hipped roof form. It is proposed to replace the approved hipped roof with a mansard roof form to accommodate the additional habitable spaces. 

 

The proposal mansard roof design and its front and side setbacks will respond to the angled roof forms of surrounding development. The appearance of the building will predominantly read as a two storey built form and the bedroom windows will be integrated element within the sloped roof form. The roof design is consistent with the character of the streetscape, and will be able to visually integrate with the contemporary style of the rest of the building.

 

The additional bedrooms and their en-suites will be contained within the second floor roof space and windows are integrated within the design. The additional level will have a maximum floor space of 85sqm which is 57% of the floor space for the first floor below and consistent with the proportions specified by the DCP (max 65%). In addition, the ground and first floors will retain a maximum floor to ceiling height of 2.7m and adequate internal height of 2.4m is provided at second floor, and internal amenity will be adequately achieved through the provision of windows to the north, eastern and western elevations and skylights above.

 

The proposal complies with maximum allowable height and floor space stipulated by the Randwick LEP, and includes a wall height of 7.5m which is below the maximum 8m wall height control outlined within the DCP.

 

In view of the above, the proposed roof design and the habitable spaces are considered to meet the objectives and controls for roof design and habitable roof space controls outlines within sections 4.2 and 4.3 of the DCP.

 

External wall height and ceiling height

As mentioned, the proposal complies with the maximum allowable building height of 9.5m required by Clause 4.3 of the Randwick LEP. The Randwick Comprehensive DCP 2013 requires a maximum building wall height of 8m. The proposal results in a maximum wall height of 7.5m and complies with the control.

 

The proposed modifications will retain 2.7m floor to ceiling heights at ground and first floors. The habitable rooms at second floor will also comprise a floor to ceiling height of 2.4m. Although this is less than required under the DCP, the proposal results in generous room sizes with large north facing windows for Townhouses 1 and 2 and cross ventilation opportunities for townhouses 3 and 4.

 

Overshadowing

Shadow diagrams submitted with the amended drawings received 4 April 2017 indicate that there will be a minor increase in shadows to the west during the morning period of mid-winter, and a minor increase in shadows to the east during the afternoon period. There will be no impact on the adjacent dwellings during the midday period as shadows will be constrained within the subject site. Living areas and landscaped open space of the adjacent dwellings will continue to receive a minimum of three hours access to direct sunlight between 8am and 4pm.

 

Accordingly, the proposal will not result in any unreasonable overshadowing impacts to neighbouring properties and meets the objectives of Section 5.1 of the DCP.

 

Visual privacy

The proposed modification includes sufficient side setbacks at second floor (roof) level to ensure that visual privacy is maintained for both occupants and adjacent dwellings. However, to further preserve the visual and amenity of adjacent properties, conditions are included requiring standard privacy measures to be implemented to the eastern and western facing windows for the new bedrooms and en-suites in townhouses 3 and 4.

 

While the side setbacks have not changed at first floor level, it is noted that the proposed reconfiguration to the dwellings at first floor involves the removal of the en-suite bathrooms along the side and rear elevations and their replacement with balconies. A condition requiring that the eastern, western and southern elevations of these balconies comprise privacy screens with a minimum height of 1.6m has been included within the modified consent. In addition, bedroom and en-suite windows along the eastern and western elevations are also be subject to a condition requiring standard privacy measures.

 

It is considered that potential privacy impacts will be mitigated with the measures outlined above and that the proposal will not result in any loss of visual privacy for neighbouring dwellings is able to meet the objectives of the controls for Section 5.3 of the DCP.

 

Acoustic Privacy

As discussed above, the proposal involves substantial setbacks to the eastern and western boundaries. New balconies to side and rear elevations at first floor level and the proposed second floor balcony on the eastern elevation will be associated with bedrooms and it is not considered that the frequency or intensity of their use will cause unreasonable acoustic impacts on adjacent dwellings. There are no proposed changes to the location of the living, kitchen and entertaining areas at ground level.

 

View sharing

Concerns were raised within the submissions with regard to view loss and outlook to Coral Sea Park. It is noted that there were no highly valued or iconic views identified as part of the assessment of the original development application for a two storey building with hipped roof form. Any views from adjacent sites consist of district outlooks.

 

The proposed modification results in a scale and built form compatible with the existing approval. The amended scheme involves an increased front setback at second floor within a mansard style roof form and a compliant building height, wall height and FSR for the site and is not considered to result in any unreasonable loss of views or outlook towards Coral Sea Park.

 

Coral Sea Park Estate, Maroubra

The Randwick DCP describes Coral Sea Park Estate as being made up of a balanced combination of dwelling types housing a wide population mix, provision of spatial arrangement where facilities are centrally located, having an arrangement of built forms with good access to sunlight and visual privacy, and a curvilinear street pattern which responds to the local topography and amphitheater effect of the open spaces.

 

The proposal will retain the predominant two storey appearance of the approved development with the mansard roof style second floor. There are no significant changes to the setbacks at ground and first floor which will retain approved landscaping areas.  The additional bedroom to each dwelling will not change the nature of the multi-dwelling development and the proposal will continue to contribute to the availability dwelling types within the area.

 

In view of the above, the proposal is consistent with the objectives and controls of Section 8.1 of the DCP for the Coral Sea Park Estate.

 

Car parking and access

Section 6 of the DCP relates to car parking and access. There is no change to the existing approved access to the basement level car park. Approval was previously granted for a total of 7 car spaces which complied with the car parking rates provided within Part B7 of the DCP.

 

The proposal involves extension of the basement level to accommodate additional parking and reconfiguration of storage, garage areas. The proposal was referred to Council’s Development Engineer who made the following comments:

 

Parking Comments

Approved Development

The proposed development was originally approved as a 2x2 bedroom townhouse and 2x3 bedroom townhouses. Parking was assessing using the parking rates specified in Part B7 of Council’s DCP 2013.

 

1 space per 1 bedroom unit

1.2 spaces per 2 bedroom unit

1.5 spaces per 3 bedroom unit

1 visitor space per 4 units (but none where development is less than 4 dwellings)

 

Parking Required                   = (2 x 1.2) + (2 x 1.5) + 1 visitor

                                            = 6.4 = say 6 spaces when rounded

 

Parking Approved                  = 7 spaces (complies)

 

Section 96 Proposal

The proposed Section 96 modifications will not alter the number of dwellings but will increase the number of bedrooms within each of the dwellings which in turn will marginally increase parking demand. The amended S96 proposal will now comprise of 2 x 4 bedroom, 1 x 3 bedroom, and 1 x 3 bedroom + study.

 

Parking Required                   = (4 x 1.5) + 1 visitor

                                            = 7.0 spaces

 

Parking Proposed                  = 9 spaces (complies)

 

The approved basement is proposed to be enlarged to accommodate an additional two carspaces resulting in the 4 dwellings being provided two carspaces each (in a tandem arrangement). The additional parking spaces are supported by Development Engineering when considering the relatively high number of bedrooms within each of the dwellings.

 

It is also noted the approved visitor space is proposed to be relocated to the southern side of the basement carpark and storage areas increased

 

The newly proposed and relocated carspaces appear to comply with the minimum requirements of AS 2890.1:2004. and no objections are raised by Development Engineering.

 

There are no objections from Development Engineering to the approval of the Section 96 application and no engineering conditions in DA/806/2010 are required to be amended, added or deleted.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 4:       Excellence in urban design and development.

Direction 4a:     Improved design and sustainability across all development.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed modifications to the existing development have been assessed against the requirements of the relevant planning guidelines of the RLEP 2012 and Council’s Randwick Comprehensive Development Control Plan, as well as in regard to Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended. The proposed modifications are considered to be substantially the same development as that previously approved and will not result in any significant adverse impacts upon either the amenity of the adjoining premises or the character of the locality

 

 

Recommendation

 

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. DA/806/2010/A for Section 96 modification of the approved development by addition of third level providing additional bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, at No. 35 Midway Drive, Maroubra,  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

 

Approved Plans & Supporting Documentation

1.        The development must be implemented substantially in accordance with the plans and supporting documentation listed below and endorsed with Council’s approved stamp, except where amended by Council in red and/or by other conditions of this consent:

 

Plan

Drawn by

Dated

Sheet C01, Revision C

Draftsmart Pty Ltd

9 June 2011

Sheet C02, Revision C

Sheet C03, Revision C

Sheet C04, Revision C

Sheet C05, Revision C

 

BASIX Certificate

No.

Dated

Multi Dwelling

328706M

8 September 2011

 

As amended by S96A drawings below:

 

Plan

Drawn by

Dated

Sheet F00, Revision F

Draftsmart Pty Ltd

3 April 2017

Sheet F01, Revision F

Sheet F02, Revision F

Sheet F03, Revision F

Sheet F04, Revision F

Sheet F05, Revision F

Sheet F06, Revision F

Sheet F07, Revision F

Sheet F08, Revision F

 

BASIX Certificate

No.

Dated

Multi Dwelling

768610M

20 October 2016

 

Amendment of Plans & Documentation

2.        The approved plans and documents must be amended in accordance with the following requirements and details are to be included in the Construction Certificate:

 

·     Reduction of the roof pitch by 300mm

·     Reduction of floor to ceiling heights by 100mm to achieve an overall reduction of 400mm

·     Reduction in the depth of the upper level balconies by 300mm

·     The bathroom window to townhouse 1 to be obscure glazed

·     The bedroom window to townhouse 1to be obscure glazed

·     The area of the front boundary fence to be splayed to be a maximum height of 600mm

 

Amended by:

 

·         Reduction in the depth of the first floor balconies by 300mm to Bedroom 2 in townhouses 1 and 2.

·         Privacy screens having a height of 1.6m are to be provided to all eastern, western and southern elevations of balconies at first floor level. Privacy screen/s must be constructed with either:

-       Translucent or obscured glazing;

-       Fixed lattice/slats with individual openings not more than 30mm wide;

-       Fixed vertical or horizontal louvres with the individual blades oriented away from the private open space or windows of the adjacent dwellings.

·         The bathroom windows located on eastern and western elevations at first and second floor to be obscure glazed.

·         The sill height of the bedroom windows to to the eastern and western elevations at first and second floors are to be increased to be a minimum height of 1.6m above floor level, or alternatively, the windows are to be fixed and provided with translucent, obscured, frosted or sandblasted glazing below 1.6m above floor level.

 

External Colours, Materials & Finishes

4.        The colours, materials and finishes of the external surfaces to the building are to be implemented substantially in accordance with the unnumbered and undated photomontage received by Council on 20 September 2010 and be compatible with the adjacent development to maintain the integrity and amenity of the building and the streetscape.

 

Amended by:

The colours, materials and finishes of the external surfaces to the building are to be compatible with the adjacent development to maintain the integrity and amenity of the building and the streetscape.

 

Details of the proposed colours, materials and textures (i.e. a schedule and brochure/s or sample board) are to be submitted to and approved by Council’s Director of City Planning, in accordance with section 80A (2) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 prior to a construction certificate being issued for the relevant building works.

 

Section 94A Development Contributions

5.        In accordance with Council’s Section 94A Development Contributions Plan effective from 2 July 2007, based on the development cost of $1,259,297, the following applicable monetary levy must be paid to Council: $12592.95

 

The levy must be paid in cash, bank cheque or by credit card prior to a construction certificate [or subdivision certificate] being issued for the proposed development.  The development is subject to an index to reflect quarterly variations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the date of Council’s determination to the date of payment.

 

Council’s Section 94A Development Contribution Plans may be inspected at the Customer Service Centre, Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick or at www.randwick.nsw.gov.au.

Amended by:

The applicant shall submit a report that reflects the approved development, prepared by a suitably qualified person. The report shall detail all works associated with the development including architect’s fees, excavation and development works. The report shall be submitted to Council’s Manager of Development Assessment for approval, prior to the issue of any construction certificate for the development.

 

In accordance with Council’s Section 94A Development Contributions Plan effective from 21 April 2015, if the approved development cost is between $100,000 and $200,000 then 0.5% of the approved development cost must be paid to Council, and if the approved development cost of works is $200,000 and above then 1% of the approved development cost must be paid to Council.

The levy must be paid in cash, bank cheque or by credit card prior to a construction certificate being issued for the proposed development.  The development is subject to an index to reflect quarterly variations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the date of Council’s determination to the date of payment. Please contact Council on telephone 9399 0999 or 1300 722 542 for the indexed contribution amount prior to payment.

To calculate the indexed levy, the following formula must be used:

IDC = ODC x CP2/CP1

 

Where:

IDC = the indexed development cost

ODC = the original development cost determined by the Council

CP2 = the Consumer Price Index, All Groups, Sydney, as published by the ABS in  respect of the quarter ending immediately prior to the date of payment

CP1 = the Consumer Price Index, All Groups, Sydney as published by the ABS in respect of the quarter ending immediately prior to the date of imposition of the condition requiring payment of the levy.

 

Council’s Section 94A Development Contribution Plans may be inspected at the Customer Service Centre, Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick or at www.randwick.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Director City Planning Report No. CP20/17

 

Subject:              Botany Cemetery Expansion Proposal

Folder No:                F2004/07905

Author:                     David Ongkili, Coordinator Strategic Planning      

 

Introduction

 

A report on the Botany Cemetery Expansion Proposal was considered by Council at its meeting on 28 February 2017, where it was resolved, among other things, that the matter “be deferred for a Councillor briefing as it is a critical issue that needs more consideration”.

 

Accordingly, a Councillor briefing was held on 4 April 2017, where the representatives from the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) and the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) briefed Councillors on aspects of the Cemetery’s expansion proposal into the Bumborah Point site including the agreement with the La Perouse LALC in relation to the removal of Aboriginal Land Claims and future Aboriginal burial plots.

 

Issues

 

At the briefing, the Cemetery Trust specifically advised of the following key actions and outcomes:

 

·         Confirmation of the Deed of Agreement between SMCT, the La Perouse LALC and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council relating to the removal of the Aboriginal Land Claims over Bumborah Point in exchange for future dedicated Aboriginal burial plots. The La Perouse LALC advised Councillors of the significance the agreement to the local Aboriginal community and its support for the agreement. 

 

·         The relocation of the existing coastal walkway into a proposed dedicated buffer foreshore area in the expansion proposal into the Bumborah Point site.

 

·         Confirmation that the Aboriginal cemetery will contain 250 plus burial spaces amounting to a 10-15 year supply, with the full agreement of the La Perouse LALC.

 

·         The provision of a virtually limitless supply of cremation memorial space at the Bumborah Point site.

 

·         Confirmation that SMCT has relinquished its licence over Lot 1079 of the Chinese Market Gardens and that the land has been returned to Crown control in a remediated state.

 

In view of this, SMCT reiterated its request to Councillors at the briefing that it:

 

“seeks the in principle support from Randwick Council to proceed with a rezoning application of Lot 4858 at Bumborah Point for Cemetery use.”

 

At the time of preparing this report, a meeting has been organised with the Cemetery Trust and its consultant planner in early April to discuss a range of planning and environmental issues that will be required to be addressed in a preliminary planning proposal for the Bumborah Point site including the following:

 

·      Provision of a buffer foreshore zone for public access including the relocation of the existing coastal walkway into this zone,

·      Flora and fauna study,

·      Geotechnical assessment,

·      Contamination and remediation,

·      Visual impact,

·      Traffic and Parking,

·      Easements.

 

The planning proposal will outline the rezoning request and when submitted and assessed, will be reported to Council. Should Council support the planning proposal, it will then be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 5:       Excellence in recreation and lifestyle opportunities       

Direction 5c:      Create new open space as opportunities arise.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

SMCT and the La Perouse LALC have advised Councillors of the merits of the expansion proposal on the Bumborah Point site and the agreement between the two parties in this regard. In view of this, it is recommended that Council give its in principle support for a rezoning application of Lot 4858 at Bumborah Point for cemetery use subject to a detailed assessment of all relevant planning and environmental issues in the associated planning proposal including flora and fauna, geotechnical investigations, contamination and remediation, visual impact, public access, traffic, parking and easements.

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:

 

a)  give its in principle support for a rezoning application of Lot 4858 at Bumborah Point for cemetery use subject to a detailed assessment of all relevant planning and environmental issues in the associated planning proposal including flora and fauna, geotechnical investigation, contamination and remediation, visual impact, public access, traffic, parking and easements, and,

 

b)  requires the creation of a foreshore buffer zone incorporating a coastal walkway.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

  


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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General Manager's Report No. GM4/17

 

Subject:              Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan and Budget 2017-18

Folder No:                F2017/03004

Author:                     Karen Hawkett, Coordinator Integrated Planning & Reporting; Mitchel Woods, Manager Corporate and Financial Planning     

 

Introduction

 

The pinnacle of Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting framework is the 20-year Randwick City Plan. This Plan is the overarching document underpinned by the Resourcing Strategy and a suite of medium term plans such as An Inclusive Randwick and the Recreational Needs Study.

 

The Resourcing Strategy outlines how we will meet our obligations now and in the future, taking into account our workforce, our finances and our assets. The Strategy enables the delivery of services and projects to the community in a cohesive and sustainable way, and includes:

 

·         a Long Term Financial Plan

·         an Asset Management Strategy

·         a Workforce Plan.

 

The 20-year Randwick City Plan and Resourcing Strategy were reviewed and adopted in 2012 in line with legislation and the local government electoral cycle. We will undertake a major review with the next local government election to measure the Plan’s progress and consider the changes in the community’s priorities, demographic information, technological advances and ongoing studies, and modify the planning documents accordingly.

 

At the same time a new Delivery Program will be prepared. The current 2013-17 Program has continued in line with the extended local government election cycle for councils subject to a merger proposal. This Program was developed in consultation with our community and is implemented through one-year Operational Plans.

 

Each Operational Plan outlines the activities for the forthcoming year and includes key budget information. This year’s Operational Plan 2017-18 is the fifth plan to be derived from the current extended Delivery Program.

 

Towards the end of 2016, and in the preparation of the Operational Plan 2017-18, Council engaged the City’s precinct committees in a series of conversations about their funding priorities. The priorities identified through these and other consultation activities were incorporated into our planning and budget deliberations.

 

The Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan 2017-18 meets the requirements of s.404 and s.405 of the Local Government Act 1993 which specify the information that is to be included in a Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

 

All actions in the Delivery Program and Operational Plan are further detailed in internal departmental plans, project plans, service standards and individual work plans. The Delivery Program and Operational Plan are supported by integrated planning software which includes a clear assignment of responsibility, timeframe of projects and key performance indicators for services. All actions are reported on and accountability is observed through quarterly reporting.

 

Issues

 

The Draft Operational Plan 2017-18 is aligned to the Draft Randwick City Council Budget 2017-18, which is a detailed draft estimate of income and expenditure and the draft Statement of Fees, Charges and Pricing Policy. Each of these three documents are provided under separate cover.

 

The first two sections of the Draft Operational Plan explain how our planning process works and how it is translated into action. The outcomes and directions from the City Plan and the actions from the Delivery Program are used to develop our one-year operational actions.

 

This is followed by the Key Activities section, which is organised according to our six themes. As in previous years, we have outlined our long and medium-term plans related to each theme to give readers a better sense of how we implement our planning and illustrate our long-term planning in action.

 

Our Themes:

 

Responsible management

A sense of community

Places for people

A prospering City

Moving around

Looking after our environment

 

The final section ‘Our Budget 2017-18’, contains all of the statutory information required in the Local Government Act, including Council’s 2017-18 Revenue Policy.

 

In this section we include accountability for the ongoing Sustaining our City Program by providing budget estimates for all projects across the Program.

 

Public exhibition

 

The draft Plan is required to undergo public exhibition for a period of at least 28 days.

 

We are planning to advertise this ‘exhibition period’ in the Southern Courier; as a subject of the Mayoral column; as a media release; on priority local bus shelters as a timetable poster; and online on Council’s webpage, on the Your Say Randwick specialised consultation website www.yoursayrandwick.com.au/budget2018, the myRANDWICK smart phone app; e-news; Twitter and Facebook.

 

In addition, hard copies of the Draft Budget and Operational Plan will be displayed at our local libraries, the Des Renford Leisure Centre and customer service desk.

 

Budget 2017-18

 

The Draft 2017-18 Budget has been compiled in accordance with the Council’s adopted Resourcing Strategy (Asset Management Plans, Workforce Strategy and Long Term Financial Plan).

 

The following tables summarise the use of funds and the source of funds.

 

Table 1: Use of funds

 

Expenditure type

Amount ($)

Employee costs

62,033,903

Materials and contracts

36,664,885

Net capital expenditure

31,391,230

Other operating expenses

15,885,980

Net savings for future years

2,084,278

Total

148,060,276

 

Table 2: Source of funds

 

Revenue type

Amount ($)

Rates and annual charges

108,227,480

User fees and charges

17,946,681

Grants and contributions

11,550,250

Other revenues

8,542,325

Interest

1,805,827

Total

148,072,563

 

The proposed Budget for 2017-18 is balanced and sustainable, with a surplus of $12,287.

 

The major source of revenue for Randwick City Council is rates and annual charges.

 


 

Rates

 

The Council’s rating policy is structured on an ‘ad valorem’ basis and all properties within Randwick City are categorised as either residential or business. For each category, a minimum rate applies.

 

In November 2016, IPART announced it will limit the increase in the general income of NSW councils for the 2017-18 rating year to 1.5% (the rate peg). As part of that announcement, IPART determined that councils whose merger proposals are pending due to legal proceedings are ineligible for special rate variations in 2017-18. Consequently, the increase applied to rates in the 2017-18 financial year will be 1.5%.

 

Environmental Levy

 

In 2004-05 the Minister for Local Government approved a five-year Environmental Levy calculated at 6% of the Council’s overall rates income. In July 2009 and again in June 2014 the Levy was re-approved for a further five years. The continuation of the Levy allows Council to continue the Environmental Program for another five years and fund a comprehensive range of programs and initiatives aimed at achieving a substantial enhancement of Randwick’s environment.

 

Domestic Waste Management Charge

 

Under s.496 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council must make and levy an annual charge for providing domestic waste management services. Under s.504 of the Act, income from the charge must not exceed the reasonable cost to the Council of providing those services.

 

The domestic waste management charge is proposed to increase from $543 to $554 for each residential service in 2017-18.

 

The increased Domestic Waste Management Charge will provide for existing services, charges for tipping to landfill, the ongoing operation of the Perry Street Recycling Centre, continuation of Council’s Contaminated Site Remediation Program and Council’s commitment to Alternate Waste Technologies, in an effort to increase the amount of rubbish diverted from landfill.

 

Stormwater Management Service Charge

 

The Stormwater Management Service Charge was introduced in the 2008-09 financial year to establish a sustainable funding source for providing improved stormwater management across Randwick City. The amount chargeable has been prescribed under the Local Government Act at:

 

·         Residential property: $25 per annum (approximately 48 cents per week)

·         Residential strata property: $12.50 per annum (approximately 24 cents per week)

·         Business property: $25 per annum plus an additional $25 for each 350m or part thereof by which the parcel of land exceeds 350m

·         Business strata property: calculated as per a Business property and apportioned by unit entitlement for business strata lot with a minimum charge of $5.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1a:     Council has a long term vision based on sustainability.

Direction 1c:      Continuous improvement in service delivery based on accountability, transparency and good governance.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The Council is in a strong financial position with a sustainable and balanced budget, sufficient unrestricted cash and available working capital, strong liquidity, sufficient cash reserves, a good debt collection ratio and continues to be debt free.

 

Conclusion

 

The Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan and Budget 2017-18 have been prepared under the current extended Delivery Program and outline the activities of the forthcoming year.

 

Following Council’s consideration of the Draft Operational Plan, it will be placed on public exhibition over the period from 24 April to 22 May 2017, providing the community with time and information to consider the proposed activities.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)        the Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan 2017-18, which includes the 2017-18 Budget and associated Fees and Charges be placed on public exhibition for not less than 28 days, from 24 April to 22 May, inviting submissions from the public;

 

b)        at the conclusion of the period of public exhibition a meeting of the Council is held to consider any submissions made concerning the Draft Plan and consider the final Operational Plan; and

 

c)        the General Manager be authorised to make any minor changes if required.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Draft Randwick City Council Operational Plan 2017-18

 

2.

Draft Randwick City Council Budget 2017-18

 

3.

Draft Randwick City Council pricing Policy and Schedule of Fees and Charges 2017-18

 

 

 

   


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Director Governance & Financial Services Report No. GF9/17

 

Subject:              Investment Report - March 2017

Folder No:                F2015/06527

Author:                     Gail  Johnston, Financial Operations Accountant     

 

Introduction

 

The Local Government (General) Regulation requires a written report to be provided to the ordinary meeting of the Council giving details of all monies invested and a certificate as to whether or not the investments have been made in accordance with the Act, the regulations and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Issues

 

Council is authorised by s625 of the Local Government Act to invest its surplus funds. Funds may only be invested in the form of investment notified by Order of the Minister dated 12 January 2011. The Local Government (General) Regulation prescribes the records that must be maintained in relation to Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The table in this report titled “Investment Register – March 2017” outlines the investment portfolio held by Council as at the end of March 2017. All investments have been made in accordance with the Act, Regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Investment Commentary

 

As at 31 March 2017, Council held investments with a market value of $74.961 million. The portfolio value decreased during March by ~$522 thousand. The decrease is representative of a negative cash flow for the month reflecting the net effect of revenue receipts (rates, grants & miscellaneous) offset by capital works expenditure and other operational payments.

 

The size of the investment portfolio may vary significantly from month to month as a result of cash flows for the period. Cash outflows (expenditure) are typically relatively stable from one month to another. Cash inflows (income) are cyclical and are largely dependent on the rates instalment due dates and the timing of grant payments including receipts of the Financial Assistance Grants.

 

The following graph illustrates the movement in the investment portfolio from March 2016 to March 2017. Peaks are representative of the rates instalment periods.

 

Council’s Portfolio                          

 

The portfolio has sufficient levels of liquidity with 9% of investments available at call and a further 21% of assets maturing within 3 months. Council also currently has a number of senior FRNs as additional cover for liquidity requirements (accessible within 2 business days)

 

 

The investment portfolio is marginally directed towards fixed term deposits ahead of liquid FRNs and is spread across the higher rated ADIs. The various investment types may include term deposits, floating rate notes, on-call accounts and covered notes.

 

The following graph indicates the allocation of investment types held at the end of March 2017. The portfolio includes term deposits (50% of the portfolio) with the higher rated ADI’s. Credit assets (FRNs) are around 41% of the portfolio.

 

 

The entire investment portfolio is diversified across the higher rated ADI’s (A- or higher).

The investment portfolio is regularly reviewed in order to maximise investment performance and minimise risk. Comparisons are made between existing investments with available products that are not part of the Council’s portfolio. Independent advice is sought on new investment opportunities.

 

Credit Quality

 

The portfolio is of very high quality from a ratings perspective. Credit quality is entirely directed amongst the higher rated ADI’s (A- or higher), in compliance with Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Council’s Investment Policy restricts allowable investments to only Prime, High Grade and Upper Medium Grade Investments. This will result in all new investments having a minimum Standard and Poors long term credit rating of A-. Council no longer invests in any products with a credit rating of BBB+ or less.

 

 

^ Under the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS), the first $250,000 is guaranteed by the Federal Government (rated AAA by S&P), per investor, per ADI

 

All of these are within Policy limits.

 

Counterparty

 

The table below shows the individual counterparty exposures against Council’s current investment policy.

 

Suncorp is slightly above capacity limits. Upcoming deposit maturities will be recalled and directed to other ADIs to rebalance the portfolio.

 

 

Performance

 

The following graph shows the investment returns achieved against the AusBond Bank Bill Index and the official Reserve bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate for the period March 2014 to March 2017.

 

 

 

Investment performance for the financial year to date is above the industry benchmark AusBond Bank Bill Index with an average return of 2.76% compared with the benchmark index of 1.81%.

 

The official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate remained at the historical low of 1.50%.

 


 

Term Deposits

 

At month end, deposits accounted for 50% of the total investment portfolio.

Four deposits totaling $5 million matured and were withdrawn in March. There were six new term deposits taken up during March totaling $11 million.

As at the end of March, the weighted average deposit yield stood at 2.66%, down 13bp from the previous month or around +78bp over bank bills. This historically low level remains above most deposits in the marketplace out to 12 months.

    

Floating Rate Notes (FRNs)

 

The portfolio includes $30.5 million in floating rate notes.

 

Floating Rate Notes are classified as “held for trading” requiring that they are reported at the latest indicative market valuations at month end.

 

The indicative market value of the FRN’s as at the 31 March 2017 increased by ~$44k.

 

Ministerial Investment Order

 

In late 2007, the NSW Government commissioned a review of NSW local government investments. The review, known as the Cole Report included eight recommendations that were all adopted by the NSW Government and incorporated into the Ministerial Investment Order dated 31 July 2008. A revised Investment Order was issued on the 12 January 2011 and includes changes that:

 

·         Remove the ability to invest in the mortgage of land;

·         Remove the ability to make a deposit with Local Government Financial Services Pty Ltd;

·         And includes the addition of “Key Considerations” with a comment that a council’s General Manager, or any other staff, with delegated authority to invest funds on behalf of the council must do so in accordance with the council’s adopted investment policy.

 

Investment Register

 

The investment register is maintained with details of each individual investment including; financial institution; amount invested; date invested; maturity date and the applicable interest rate.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:  Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction:  Long term financial viability is achieved.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Funds are invested with the aim of achieving budgeted income in the 2016-17 financial year and outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill Index over a 12 month period. The current budget provision for investment income from this source is $1,648,000.00. Investment income to 31 March 2017 amounted to $1,519,641.75.

 

Conclusion

 

All investments as at 31 March 2017 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, the regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the investment report for March 2017 be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Statement by Responsible Accounting Officer - March 2017

 

 

 

 


Statement by Responsible Accounting Officer - March 2017

Attachment 1

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Director Governance & Financial Services Report No. GF10/17

 

Subject:              Council Approval for Ongoing Engagement of Information & Communication Technology Suppliers

Folder No:                F2016/04009

Author:                     David Kelly, Manager Administrative Services     

 

Introduction

 

A unique situation has developed whereby, due to extenuating circumstances, Council approval is required for the ongoing engagement of a number of Council’s current Information & Communication Technology (ICT) suppliers to continue to provide their specific ICT support services to Council.

 

Issues

 

Over the last twelve to eighteen months, the technology group at Council have been undertaking a number of core business system, website and network improvements which have delivered significant improvements in system stability and functionality. In order to undertake the projects required to deliver improvements and upgrade existing systems, a number of services suppliers with specific skills sets have been utilised.

 

The suppliers were engaged from either a competitive RFQ process from panel suppliers, a General Manager’s Exemption or were a sole supplier for a software solution and services. Whilst the individual original project requirements were below the $150,000 tender threshold, project variations and/or the successful bid on additional projects has resulting in additional expenditure with the following list of suppliers.

 

Lanluas

Lanluas is a consulting firm specialising in TechnologyOne and INFOR Pathway support and are an approved supplier on the LGP Panel for ICT services. Lanluas were selected for the project work against TechnologyOne and Infor consulting services as Lanluas’ daily rate was less and the calibre of quality with their consulting staff was considered superior. Lanluas have been engaged to assist in the design and implementation of the improvements to the financial and procurement systems and support services for Pathway. To ensure consistency and continuity with resourcing it is recommended to continue with the utilisation of Lanluas for the current TechnologyOne financials and Pathway property projects and support requirements.

 

Information Professionals and DWS Australia

Information Professionals and DWS Australia have both been used to provide project management and system/user test management expertise. Both organisations are approved suppliers on the LGP Panel for ICT services. These organisations were awarded work on current projects following a competitive RFQ process. Additional project related work is continuing with the financials, record management and CRM system upgrades currently underway. To ensure consistency and continuity with resourcing, it is recommended to continue with these organisations for resourcing project and testing work.

 

Hitech Support Pty Ltd, Content Security and CSA

Hitech Support Pty Ltd, Content Security and CSA have been used to provide network and systems infrastructure support, security and SharePoint administration. These organisations are approved suppliers on the LGP Panel for ICT services and have a sound understanding of the design and layout of the Randwick network configuration and have many experienced and skilled staff to supply the necessary skills as required. To ensure consistency and continuity with the resourcing it is recommended to continue with these organisations for resourcing networking, infrastructure, security and system administration services.

 

AAM Pty Ltd

AAM Pty Ltd are the sole supplier of the software and associated plug-ins, support, and for the provision of associated services work for Geocortex. They are an approved supplier on Prequalification Scheme Contract DOCPQS SCM0020. The Geocortex software is an extension to the ESRI ArcGIS system and is in wide use throughout Council as it allows rapid deployment of web based maps and related spatial information to staff.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:       Leadership in sustainability.

Direction 1b.7:  Continue to improve and implement business process systems and information technology infrastructure to support the organisations objectives.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The expected ICT project services, software, and maintenance costs are within the current 2016-17 and draft 2017-18 budgets.

 

Conclusion

 

Previous legal advice has confirmed that Clause 55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 specifies an exclusion to the requirements for tendering based on “a contract where, because of extenuating circumstances, remoteness of locality or the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenderers, a council decides by resolution (which states the reasons for the decision) that a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders.”

 

The abovementioned ICT suppliers were engaged in accordance with relevant legislation and Council Procurement Policy, however due to the length of time they have been engaged and the expansion of scope in their respective projects, their annual spends are forecast to exceed the tendering threshold. Given the current circumstances, it would not be possible to tender and obtain competitive responses at this point from other suppliers for these specialised services. Given annual spend may exceed the tendering threshold, an exemption to tender for these respective ICT services for Council is required to be approved by Council.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     in accordance with Clause 55(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council be exempt from tendering for the provision of its range of ICT support services, due to the unavailability of competitive tenderers; and

 

b)     Lanluas, Information Professionals, DWS Australia, Hitech Support Pty Ltd, Content Security, CSA and AAM Pty Ltd be engaged to complete their respective current projects, continue to provide maintenance and support for existing systems and continue to enhance Council’s ICT infrastructure & business systems.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

  


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM26/17

 

Subject:              Notice of Motion from Cr Smith - Vertical forests for high rise zones

Folder No:                F2005/00860

Submitted by:          Councillor Smith, North Ward      

 

That Council's Strategic Planning and Sustainability Departments:

 

a)     Review recent designs and builds of vertical forests residential towers such as the Bosco Verticale in Milan, One Central Park in Sydney, Nanjing Green Towers in China and Agora Gardens in Taipei.

 

b)     Report back to Council on the high level benefits, challenges and obstacles to this style of development.

 

c)     Outline what steps the Council could take to encourage this style of development in its existing high rise zones.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM27/17

 

Subject:              Notice of Motion from Cr Shurey -  Live Streaming of Council Meetings

Folder No:                F2009/00363

Submitted by:          Councillor  Shurey, North Ward      

 

 

That Randwick Council investigate the feasibility of live streaming Council and Committee Meetings and bring back a report.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                                   18 April 2017

 

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Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM28/17

 

Subject:              Notice of Motion from               Cr Stavrinos - Smart Bins

Folder No:                F2012/00218

Submitted by:          Councillor Stavrinos, West Ward      

 

 

That Council bring back a report investigating the possibility of installing Smart-Bins throughout Randwick City.