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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 November 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                                                                                             28 November 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, 28 November 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

MM37/17   Waiving of Fees - Carols by Candelight St Nicolas Anglican Church................ 1

MM38/17   Surfing NSW - Request for financial assistance......................................... 3

MM39/17   In-kind use of Hall 2 at Kensington Park Community Centre by local resident group to conduct own drop-in activities ........................................................... 5

MM40/17   Waiving of Fees - Greek Epiphany Festival 2017........................................ 7

MM41/17   2018 Sydney Film Festival Sponsorship Partnership.................................... 9

MM42/17   Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence 2017 - Innovation in Development Assessment .................................................................. 21

MM43/17   Planning Institute of Australia Awards 2017............................................. 23

MM44/17   Coast Centre for Seniors - Request for Financial Assistance ...................... 25

MM45/17   Passing of Former Mayor of Randwick City Council - William (Bill) Haigh....... 27

MM46/17   Opposition to Privatisation of Sydney Buses............................................ 29            

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                             28 November 2017

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM37/17

 

Subject:             Waiving of Fees - Carols by Candelight St Nicolas Anglican Church

Folder No:                   F2017/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Reverend Craig Segaert, St Nicolas’ Anglican Church has advised that the church is currently planning its annual major community event “Carols by the Sea”.  The event is planned to be held in Grant Reserve on Saturday 9 December 2017.  Rev Craig Segaert is requesting that all associated fees be waived for this event.

 

Issues

 

Rev.Segaert expresses the church’s appreciation for the support previously given by Randwick Council towards this major community event and again seeks the waiving of fees to financially meet the high costs of staging such an event.  The event fees include:

 

Application Fee:                                                       $  556.00

Hire of Reserve:                                                      $  420.00

Supply & Removal 10 sulo bins @ $89.00 per bin:          $  890.00

Connection to Power:                                                $  131.00

Extended opening and cleaning of toilets                       $  192.00

Total:                                                                                  $2,189.00

 

St Paul’s and St Nicolas’ Anglican Churches, GracePoint Christian Church and St Brigid’s Catholic Church each contribute to the costs of this event which includes a fireworks display.  This event has been going for 24 years and always draws a good crowd at Grant Reserve.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implications to Council is $2,189.00.  This amount will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that this event provides significant benefit to the community and it is recommended that Council waive all associated fees for this activity.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     The fees for the “Carols by the Sea” event in Grant Reserve on Saturday 9 December 2017 be waived and $2,189.00 be allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     The organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.

 

c)     The Mayor or her representative is given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

d)     The event organisers provide Council with information following the event on the number of attendees.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM38/17

 

Subject:             Surfing NSW - Request for financial assistance

Folder No:                   F2017/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Mr Mark Windon, Chief Executive Officer of Surfing NSW, has written to Council seeking a funding contribution towards the World Tour Surfing Event, the Carve Pro, to be held at Maroubra Beach in January 2018.

 

Issues

 

This four day event will be held from 18-21 January and is the first World Tour Event for the year, with:

 

-    Over 200 competitors from 16 different countries

-    An opportunity, through wild cards, for some local up and comers to experience competition at the elite pro level

-    Webcast to a global audience

-    The event forming part of the NSW Pro Tour – the only series on the World Tour which caters for local athletes.

 

Council has assisted Surfing NSW with a number of similar events in previous years.

 

Surfing NSW has indicated that events such as these are vital in creating a career pathway for our aspiring athletes, particularly given that surfing will be an Olympic Sport in Tokyo 2020.

 

Financial impact statement

 

If the report recommendation is adopted, the cash sponsorship requested, being $7,500, will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

         

Conclusion

 

It is considered that the four day international event will benefit the local area as well as promoting Maroubra Beach to both the Australian and international surfing communities. It is also a unique event for the community to witness and will have the added bonus of providing some of our local up and coming surfers the chance to experience competition at the elite level.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council approves $7,500.00 cash sponsorship to Surfing NSW for the World Tour Surfing Event scheduled for 18-21 January 2018 at Maroubra Beach with funds to be sourced from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund;

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM39/17

 

Subject:             In-kind use of Hall 2 at Kensington Park Community Centre by local resident group to conduct own drop-in activities

Folder No:                   F2017/00098

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The Council at its 27 June 2017 Ordinary Meeting, Council considered a Mayoral Minute (Mayor, Cr N D’Souza) and endorsed the following resolution:

 

(Mayor, Cr N D'Souza) that Council use existing staff to open the Kensington Park Community Centre for a period of two hours per week for information sessions, activities and seminars on Council programs, consultation and events, for a trial period of six months to commence after the opening of the Community Centre. 

 

The six month trial period is due to end on 9 January 2018.  I have received a request from Mrs Stella Calpis, the resident group’s spokesperson, to grant on-going and free access to the hall for two hours per week from which to conduct residents’ drop-in activities.

 

Issues

 

On my recent visit to the drop-in sessions at the community centre, I was pleased to see residents from different nationalities and age groups in attendance, and interacting with each other; from mothers with their infants to senior citizens enjoying their morning tea.  The weekly drop-in session is a great opportunity for residents to meet people and make new friends in a neutral setting.

 

As such, the efforts of Mrs Stella Calpis and the group of local residents involved in leading this community initiative should be acknowledged.  I would like to suggest the following arrangements be put in place:

 

·      Signing up the residents’ group as a regular external Community Hall Hirer, in accordance with the Council’s standard policy and procedures, which means that the residents’ group will be issued with their own access card to enter the building,

·      Hire fees for the use of the Kensington Park Community Hall 2 on Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm be waived, renewable on a financial yearly basis, in accordance with the Council’s standard policy and procedures.  The renewal process requires the group’s representative to re-confirm the booking dates and times for the following financial year.  The same process applies to other regular hirers of the Council’s community halls, and

·      Council to provide public liability insurance coverage for the resident group during the drop-in sessions.

 


 

Financial impact statement

 

Hire fees foregone of approximately $2,000 based on 52 weekly sessions using the current fees for community groups ($19.00 per hour, offering a total cost impact to Council of $2,476.00 per annum).

 

Conclusion

 

This is an opportunity for Council to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the local community and in supporting external organisations and groups to deliver their own community focused activities and events.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)    Randwick Council continue to offer in-kind use of the Kensington Park Community Centre Hall 2 on Tuesdays from 10am – 12pm, to the local residents’ group, renewable on a financial yearly basis through standard procedures applicable to other regular Community Hall Hirers

 

b)    Residents’ group be recognized as an external regular Community Hall Hirer, in accordance with the Council’s standard policy and procedures

 

c)    Residents’ group to be issued with their own building access card, and

 

d)    Council to provide public liability insurance coverage for the resident group during the drop-in sessions.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM40/17

 

Subject:             Waiving of Fees - Greek Epiphany Festival 2017

Folder No:                   F2017/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

A letter has been received from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia seeking the waiving of fees to celebrate the annual Epiphany Festival at Bicentennial Park, Yarra Bay on Sunday 7 January 2018 from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

 

Issues

 

The annual Epiphany service and festival is one of the most important events on the Greek Orthodox calendar.  It is anticipated that it will be widely attended. A religious service will be conducted on this day and after the service there will be a day of traditional Greek festivities.

 

The fees associated with this event are as follows:

 

Administration/Application Fee                                                                 $556.00

Supply and remove additional bins (10 x 240 litre bins)                                $890.00

Lifeguard x 2 for 8 hours @ $244.00 p/h                                                $3,904.00

Traffic Control Plan, staff and equipment from 6.30am – 3.00pm               $7,000.00

Total:                                                                                                                 $12,350.00

 

Arrangements are already underway to address parking and traffic arrangements for the event with meetings being held with key stakeholders to ensure the event runs as smoothly and as safely as it has in past years.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $12,350 and this will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Given that this festival has become a very high profile and popular annual community event, it is recommended for Council to support the waiving of the abovementioned fees.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $12,350 to cover the fees associated with the Greek Epiphany Festival to be held Sunday 7 January, 2018 and funds be allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     the event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and

 

c)     the Mayor or the Mayor’s representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM41/17

 

Subject:             2018 Sydney Film Festival Sponsorship Partnership

Folder No:                   F2014/00608

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

In June 2017 the Sydney Film Festival expanded their program to include screenings at the Randwick Ritz for the first time. It was fantastic to see this cultural institution set up in Randwick, and I’m pleased to advise that they plan to screen at the Randwick Ritz again for the 2018 program.

 

Issues

 

The organisers of the Sydney Film Festival have approached Council to official partner with them to sponsor the 2018 program. I believe this is an opportunity for Council to support our strong cultural, artistic and creative communities while also helping stimulate our local economy through increased visitation and awareness.

 

The Sydney Film Festival screens at multiple locations across Sydney and includes more than 200 films that you won’t usually find in cinemas. The festival is a major event on the NSW cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest running film festivals. It is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney.

 

Their 2017 debut at the Randwick Ritz was successful with survey results showing 84% of respondents rated it as very or extremely enjoyable.

 

As part of Council’s support for the event, we will receive:

 

Advertising

§ 30 second TVC or slide, to play before each screening at Randwick Ritz Sydney Film Festival screenings

§ 30 second TVC or slide, to play at 5 screenings in central Sydney Film Festival screenings

§ A Randwick City Council banner to be displayed at Randwick Ritz for all festival screenings

§ 1 eNews entry in Sydney Film Festival eNews (53k)


Social Media

§ 1 post on Sydney Film Festival Facebook (63k)

§ 1 tweet on Sydney Film Festival Twitter (45.5k)

§ 1 post on Sydney Film Festival Instagram (10.4k)


Partner Acknowledgement

§ Randwick City Council (logo or text acknowledgement as space allows) to be included on the following materials as a Supporting Partner:

§ Program Guide: placement on sponsors’ page under Supporting Partner (circulation of 122K distributed by SMH, plus a Mini Guide with a circulation of 30K)

§ Sponsor Banner: placement on sponsors’ banner

§ Website: placement on sponsors’ page, linked to Randwick City Council website

§ Credit Reel: placement on the Opening and Closing Night Sponsor credit reel

§ Ritz Mini Guide: placement in guide (circulation of 7.3K distributed in and around Randwick)

 

Invitations & Complimentary Tickets

§ Two (2) x invitations to the Sydney Film Festival Launch

§ Two (2) x invitations to attend the Festival Opening Night Gala

§ Two (2) x invitations to attend the Festival Closing Night Gala

§ 20 ticket vouchers which can be redeemed for any general session (excludes Opening Night, Closing Night, and Special Screenings) for giveaways

§ Invitations to sponsor and networking events during and outside of the Festival

§ Ten (10) x invitations to the Randwick Ritz Festival Opening Night Gala

§ Invitation for Randwick Council Mayor or Randwick Council Councillor to speak before Randwick Ritz Opening Night, and two other screenings at Randwick Ritz

§ Discounted tickets for staff

§ Tickets for giveaways

§ Partner screening, wherein you will receive 20 tickets for staff, and speaking opportunities

 

Full details and Council’s contribution is included in the attached proposal.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Council will provide a $5,000 cash contribution to the Sydney Film Festival as a sponsor. This amount will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Sponsorship of the Sydney Film Festival in Randwick will help promote the Randwick City area’s cultural, artistic and creative endeavours as well as help to stimulate economic activity via increased visitation and awareness.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council enter into a sponsorship agreement with the Sydney Film Festival for the 2018 event as outlined in the Sponsorship Proposal to the value of $5,000 and that the General Manager be delegated to enter into partnerships of the same value and benefit for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Sydney Film Festival 2018 Sponsorship Proposal

 

 

 

 


Sydney Film Festival 2018 Sponsorship Proposal

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Mayoral Minute No. MM42/17

 

Subject:             Planning Institute Australia Awards for Excellence 2017 - Innovation in Development Assessment

Folder No:                   F2004/07882

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

I am pleased to inform Councillors that our process for online lodgement of development applications was recognised at the PIA Awards for NSW on the 8th November with Council winning the ‘Award for Innovation in Development Assessment’.

 

The purpose of the award was to recognise a council that has implemented an innovative change to improve the efficiency of its development assessment processes, and deliver improved planning outcomes for the community and industry.

 

Online lodgement of Development Applications (DAs)

Council’s core values are integrity, customer focus, accountability, respect and excellence. The successful implementation of our portal for online lodgement of DAs is an example of how we are using technology to improve customer service and pursue excellence in local government.

 

The process of developing, launching and refining our online portal has taken several years to complete. When online lodgement was first launched, utilisation was low (less than 5%), so we focussed on improving system efficiencies and increasing customer awareness. We reviewed the website, installed a self-service kiosk in the customer service centre, improved the online maps, enhanced integration with our document management system and undertook various other initiatives.

 

The result is that we now have a system that offers significant efficiency improvements, convenience and environmental benefits with more than 20% of all development applications lodged online. Customers can lodge applications whenever and wherever they want, workloads are reduced for our information management staff, and an estimated 20-30 000 sheets of paper are saved each year.

 

Conclusion

 

The award recognises how our refined online lodgement portal successfully embraces technology as a means to improve customer service, increase work efficiencies and reduce our environmental footprint.

 

Recommendation

 

That council congratulate staff on winning the ‘Award for Innovation in Development Assessment’ at the PIA Awards (NSW) and recognise the effort of all staff involved in developing, launching and refining our online lodgement portal.

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM43/17

 

Subject:             Planning Institute of Australia Awards 2017

Folder No:                   F2015/00419

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

The Kingsford and Kensington Town Centre Planning Review was recently recognised at this year’s Planning Institute of Australia Awards (PIA) (NSW Division) taking out the ‘Award for Planning Excellence –Best Planning Ideas- Small Project’ announced at a ceremony on 8 November 2017.

 

The purpose of the Awards is to showcase projects that have demonstrated leadership across a range of planning disciplines and have made an outstanding contribution to the creation of great places for communities.

 

Kingsford and Kensington Town Centre Planning Review

Council’s innovative and consultative planning review process for the Kingsford and Kensington town centres has established a best practice approach to integrating infrastructure delivery with urban planning to create well-designed, sustainable and liveable centres.

 

In mid-2016, Council initiated an International Urban Design Ideas Competition (‘K2K’) which was an integral component of the review process. The Competition was widely promoted with prize money to attract the best ideas from around the world to assist in developing a vision and strategy for the two town centres. Council undertook a two stage competition approach engaging an independent competition advisor and manager. The community was engaged to help develop the competition brief and the winning entry was judged by an independent panel of 5 experts appointed by Council. Feedback received from the community was provided to the jury for their consideration in the judging process.

 

The themes developed with the community informed the draft planning Strategy. These focussed on design excellence and innovation, high quality public domain, support for local business and strengthening the qualities of the centres.  The draft Strategy was developed with expert input from land economists, transport planners, traffic engineers, heritage advisors and urban design consultant Conybeare Morrison. Key outcomes of the draft Strategy include the dedication of affordable housing units, widening of Anzac Parade to create a green boulevard (by setting new buildings back), new public spaces, through- site links, higher standards of design excellence and environmental sustainability and improvements to cycling and pedestrian access throughout the centres.

 

The draft Strategy will be placed on public exhibition following the issue of a gateway determination by the Department of Planning and Environment.

 

Other Awards and Recognition

Greater Sydney Commission

The International Urban Design Ideas Competition won the inaugural Greater Sydney Commission’s 2017 Award for ‘A Great Plan’. These awards have been initiated to showcase planning excellence, raising standards for planning practice and promoting leadership.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

The winning entry for the Council’s International Urban Design Competition by JMD/Hill Thalis recently also won an Australian Landscape Architecture Award in the Urban Design Category. The jury commended the design’s strong social equity and environmental focus and the multi-disciplinary approach.

 

10th International Urban Design Conference (November 2017)

An abstract titled ‘K2K Integrating Infrastructure Delivery with Urban Planning’ submitted by Council’s Strategic Planners to the 10th International Urban Design Conference was accepted as an oral presentation. This year’s conference theme showcased projects embracing and creating transformational change in urban environments. It also provided a forum for professionals to exchange ideas and experiences in redesigning our urban future. 

 

Further information

Further information can be obtained from the PIA web site:

https://www.planning.org.au/awards/nsw

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Council’s bold planning and collaborative planning process for the Kensington and Kingsford town centres has been widely affirmed as a best practice approach for integrating infrastructure delivery with urban planning to create well-designed and liveable places. Award accolades recently received recognise and acknowledge Council’s proactive approach to planning for the future of the town centres to ensure the best outcomes for our community.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council congratulate staff on winning the ‘Award for Planning Excellence –Best Planning Ideas- Small Project’ at the PIA Awards (NSW) and recognise the effort of all staff involved in undertaking the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres Planning Review.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM44/17

 

Subject:             Coast Centre for Seniors - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2004/07690

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Council has been informed that the Coast Centre for Seniors is in desperate need of enough chairs to cater for the demands of its patrons. The purpose of this Mayoral Minute is to seek Council support for the donation of $1000.00 to the Centre to facilitate the purchase of sufficient chairs to meet their members’ needs.

 

Issues

 

Established in 1993, the Coast Centre for Seniors has become an institution in our local community through its provision of a range of services to meet the needs of our aging population. Some of the many services provided by the Centre include:

 

·      Yoga classes for seniors;

·      Calligraphy classes;

·      Aerobics and Cardio classes;

·      Bridge classes;

·      Art Shows;

·      Grandparent’s fetes; and

·      Falls Prevention courses.

 

In order to be more inclusive, the centre has recently reduced its minimum age for membership down to fifty (50) years of age so that their activities are now open to a greater number of local residents.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The donation of $1000.00 would come from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Given the impending expansion in the number of members of the Coast Centre for Seniors, as well as its invaluable contribution to our local community, it is considered appropriate to donate the sum of $1,000.00 to allow for the purchase of more chairs to cater for the Centre’s expanding needs.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approve the donation of $1,000.00 to the Coast Centre for Seniors, from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund, to facilitate the purchase of additional chairs to meet the expanding needs of the Centre.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM45/17

 

Subject:             Passing of Former Mayor of Randwick City Council - William (Bill) Haigh

Folder No:                   F2005/00266

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

It is with great sadness that I inform Council of the passing of former Mayor of Randwick City Council, Mr William (Bill) Haigh at 93 years of age.

 

Issues

 

Educated at Malabar Public School and Randwick High School and trained as a fitter and turner, Bill Haigh was first elected on to Council as an Alderman in 1956 and served our City with great passion and distinction up until his retirement from Council in 1968. Bill’s career included a record term as popularly elected Mayor from 1962 through to 1968.

 

Bill then went into state parliament as the Member for Heffron, where he served the Australian Labor Party in the seat of Maroubra for fifteen years. During that time he was a Cabinet Minister for six years. During Bill’s term, Council purchased land in the Maroubra area from the Commonwealth which was then transformed into public housing for those who needed it most. It is for reasons such as this that to this day, many local residents speak very fondly of Bill as he was a people person that was very much loved across our community.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick City has lost one of its finest residents and greatest ever servants. Council extends its deepest sympathies to Bill’s extended family.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council sends its condolences to the Haigh family on the passing of one of its favourite sons, former Mayor William (Bill) Haigh.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM46/17

 

Subject:             Opposition to Privatisation of Sydney Buses

Folder No:                   F2011/00220

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

The inner west region, which covers scores of bus routes ranging from Kogarah in the city's inner-south to Strathfield and Olympic Park to the west, is one of four regions currently operated by the STA which still carriers most of Sydney's bus passengers, covering the CBD, the northern beaches, Parramatta, the eastern suburbs and the inner south to Mascot.

 

The NSW Transport Minister has said customer complaints and poor services lie behind the State Government’s decision to privatise these bus services. What privatisation will do in reality is cause hundreds of job losses for loyal bus drivers right across our city.

 

Issues

 

Population growth in NSW demands increased public investment in transport services. Tens of thousands of new residents have moved into Sydney’s inner west, southern and eastern suburbs over the past decade. The strain on our buses will only get worse if a private operator needs to extract a profit. International experience tells us privatisation leads to fewer services that are crowded and more expensive. The only group to benefit is the new private operator, enjoying a monopoly contract and this is the wrong choice for our community.

 

As a show of support to all STA bus drivers, and as a show of opposition to privatisation, picket lines are being organised at the front gates of all eleven STA Government Bus Depots on Monday 4th December, 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am. These depot locations include Port Botany and Waverley.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

I am proposing to list the background information and picket locations in support of the bus drivers on Council’s website and Facebook page, as well as in my Mayoral Column. In addition Council will write to the Transport Minister for NSW, stating our opposition to the privatisation of Sydney buses.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council voice its opposition to the privatisation of Sydney buses, and its support for the STA bus drivers, on Council’s website and Facebook page, as well as in the Mayoral Column. Further, Council write to the Transport Minister for NSW, stating our opposition to the privatisation of Sydney buses.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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