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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

Tuesday 12 December 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                                                                                             12 December 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, 12 December 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM47/17   2017 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Awards........................ 1

MM48/17   Waiving of Fees - Surf Life Saving Sydney............................................... 3

MM49/17   Request for financial assistance - Digging Deep for Myanmar...................... 5

MM50/17   A Maroubra Speedway Scrapbook - Book Launch at Coral Sea Park - Funding Assistance......................................................................................... 9

MM51/17   Jarrah House - Request for Financial Assistance...................................... 11           

 

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM47/17

 

Subject:             2017 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Awards

Folder No:                   F2013/00332

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) Awards night was held at the Hunter Valley on 9 November 2017.  Randwick Council submitted several nominations and was successful in three categories.

 

Issues

 

I am very pleased to report that Randwick City Council’s Todd Clarke was named the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Young Engineer of the Year.  The judging panel considered Todd’s leadership and ability to develop relationships to engage the community and staff within Council.  The judges were impressed with his skills, professionalism and sound engineering practices and principles.  He was highly recognised for his ability to mentor and motivate his team, align his operation with the organisation’s vision and commit himself to young engineers in the local government sector.

 

I would like to extend particular congratulations to Todd Clarke who has been with us for ten years.  He is an enthusiastic advocate for local government engineering and has done a lot of great work on some of our biggest capital works projects in that time.

 

Council also received two other awards:

 

Project:   Multi-Disciplinary Project Management Award

Category: 8       

Award:     Winner

 

This was awarded for works carried out on the Chifley Sports Reserve.  The newly transformed Chifley Sports Reserve required staff from a number of disciplines within engineering, landscape architecture and project management to work together to design and construct an amenity building, car park and all-abilities playground.  It was a remarkable feat of teamwork to create a great new community facility and one that is highly deserving of this award.

 

Project:   Seawater and Freshwater Separation for Irrigation at Yarra Bay

Category: 6     

Award:     Highly Commendable

 

Council developed a highly innovative automatic mechanical method to remove sea water from fresh water at the pump well to irrigate Yarra Oval sports fields. The pump transfers low EC value (salt free and less than 600 us/cm) water into the storage tank, saving Council capital and operational costs. It also helps Council to maintain treated water production cost at target (less than $2/KL).

 

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

These awards demonstrate that Randwick City Council continues to be a leader in local government by constructing award winning projects that benefit the community. 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council notes receipt of these three awards from The Institute of Public Works and Engineering Australia 2017

 

b)     Council congratulates the staff involved.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM48/17

 

Subject:             Waiving of Fees - Surf Life Saving Sydney

Folder No:                   F2017/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

An application has been received from the Sydney Branch, Surf Life Saving seeking Council’s assistance in the waiving of fees for the Branch Carnival to be held at Maroubra Beach on 10 and 11 February 2018.

 

Issues

 

The annual beach carnival gathers the local surf lifesaving community from North Bondi Beach down to Era Beach and draws many competitors to enjoy the day. The carnival includes beach events, (sprint and flag races) and water events (swim and board races). The in-kind support for this event is $1,268.00 which includes the application fee and beach hire fee for two days.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $1,268.00 and this will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $1,268.00 and this will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund. Randwick Council has been supporting this annual branch beach carnival because of the benefit to the local community.  It is recommended that Council support the 2018 event by waiving the associated fees.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $1,268.00 to cover the fees associated with hosting the Surf Life Saving Branch Carnival to be held at Maroubra Beach on 10 and 11 February, 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:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM49/17

 

Subject:             Request for financial assistance - Digging Deep for Myanmar

Folder No:                   F2017/07396

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Mr Stuart Gillies has written to Council seeking a funding contribution of $2000 towards the registered charity “Digging Deep for Myanmar”.  

 

Issues

 

Mr Gillies has been employed by Council for over five years in the Waste Services Department. 

 

Mr Gillies will be taking two weeks annual leave in January 2018 and will fly to Myanmar with a group of volunteers.  Myanmar sits on the border of Laos, Bangladesh and Thailand. This non-for-profit organisation aims to assist:

 

·      Vulnerable and disadvantaged communities of Myanmar to live in a safe, secure and healthy environment.

·      To provide proper sanitation facilities.

·      Assist with building basic housing and teaching English.

 

Through volunteer programmes and donations, Digging Deep has provided over 20 toilets for the Lintha Village and surrounding communities, constructed suitable housing for vulnerable families, delivered two dental and hygiene programmes to over 300 children and supported a number of other families through difficult times.

 

Mr Gillies believes that the skills he has learned at Council such as teamwork, putting community first and willingness to help others will give him the capacity to contribute to the betterment of poor and disadvantaged communities.  These skills will result in improved health conditions for the villagers. 

 

Mr Gillies and the other volunteers have paid their own travel and accommodation costs and are now fundraising.  All monies raised will be used to pay for materials that will assist with the building of toilets.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial impact to Council is $2000 and this will be funded from the 2017-2018 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should provide a donation of $2000 to the “Digging Deep for Myanmar” non for profit organisation as this money will go towards helping people in disadvantaged communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approves a $2000 cash donation to “Digging Deep for Myanmar” to help build better sanitary conditions for people in disadvantaged communities and these funds be allocated from the 2017-2018 Contingency Fund. 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Digging Deep for Myanmar - What We Do and Core Values

 

 

 

 


Digging Deep for Myanmar - What We Do and Core Values

Attachment 1

 

 


 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM50/17

 

Subject:             A Maroubra Speedway Scrapbook - Book Launch at Coral Sea Park - Funding Assistance.

Folder No:                   F2017/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia has written to Council advising that it wants to hold a book launch about the Maroubra Speedway at Coral Sea Park, Maroubra on 24 March 2018.  The Club is requesting support and assistance with the event.

 

Issues

 

Mr Bill Boldiston, member of the Vintage Sports Car Club, historian and author has written a book about the Maroubra Speedway, titled, ‘A Maroubra Speedway Scrap-book’.  The Club is planning to hold a book launch at Coral Sea Park on 24 March 2018 which is located within the site of the original speedway.

 

The Hon Michael Daley, Local Member for Maroubra is writing the Forward to this book and will be attending the book launch.

 

The event will include Presentations, performances by Bill’s Jazz Band and a presentation by Andrew G. Ford on ‘Maroubra Speedway, The Musical’.  There will also be 12 Vintage Cars on display during the event.   

 

The Club has requested assistance from Randwick Council to hold the book launch.  The assistance includes:

 

·      Waiving the park hire fees

·      A marquee for the presentations and performances

·      A PA system

·      Local advertising leading up to the event

 

It is estimated that the extent of financial assistance requested is $1,200.

 

Financial impact statement

 

This report recommends a one-off grant of $1,200 from the 2017-18 Council Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed book about the Maroubra Speedway will inform and relive the wonderful history about an iconic facility at Maroubra. 

 

In recognition of this once popular and historic local facility, it is proposed that Randwick Council support the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia and author, Mr Bill Boldiston on the book launch with a one-off grant of $1,200 towards the event.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

1.     Randwick Council offer a one-off grant of $1,200 to the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia to hold a book launch about the Maroubra Speedway at Coral Sea Park on 24 March 2018.

2.     the funds be voted from the 2017-18 Council Contingency Fund.

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

 

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM51/17

 

Subject:             Jarrah House - Request for Financial Assistance

Folder No:                   F2017/07396

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The Chief Executive Officer of Jarrah House has written to Council requesting financial assistance towards the purchase of an outdoor table tennis table.

 

Issues

 

For thirty years now, Jarrah House has been a vital Women’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory service located at Malabar. They provide physical and emotional support for women to recover from drug or alcohol misuse. The have requested Council’s support to help purchase an outdoor table tennis table so the women and children have extra activities beyond the educational sessions, the daily walks, and the relaxation/mindfulness/yoga sessions. Users of the Centre can be away from home for up to ten weeks, so the Centre is always looking for new activities.

 

This equipment would allow the clients to interact positively with their peers and develop coordination, patience and new hand eye skills as well as have some fun and enjoyment while undertaking a physical activity.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $1,500.00, to be allocated from the 2017-18 Council Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

As the only service in Australia to offer women a detox and rehabilitation service with onsite childcare, the purchase of an outdoor table tennis table can only improve their client’s experience whilst residing at the Centre.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approve the donation of $1,500.00 to facilitate the purchase of an outdoor table tennis table for Jarrah House, Malabar.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil