RCC LOGO_Stacked_COLOUR_RGBTHESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THESE MINUTES ARE DRAFT UNTIL CONFIRMED AT THE NEXT MONTHLY MEETING OF THIS COUNCIL AND/OR COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES OF Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 13 February 2018 AT 6:05pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor L Shurey (North Ward)

 

North Ward                                          -  Councillors C Hamilton & K Neilson

 

East Ward                                            -  Councillors T Bowen & M Matson 

                                                         

West Ward                                           -  Councillors A Luxford, H Stavrinos, &

                                                             P Veitch

 

South Ward                                          -  Councillors C Da Rocha, N D’Souza

                                                             (Deputy Chairperson) & D Said

                                                             (Chairperson)

 

Central Ward                                        -  Councillors A Andrews, D Parker & T Seng

 

Officers present:

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Director City Services                                      Mr J Frangoples

Acting Director City Planning                              Mr K Kyriacou

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                       Ms J Hartshorn

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

Manager Corporate Improvement                      Ms A Warner

Chief Information Officer                                 Mr G Curley

Executive Manager                                          Mr L Fitzgerald

 

 

The Mayor, Cr Shurey Chaired the meeting for Mayoral Minute M1/18 (below).

Mayoral Minute

M1/18       Ten Year Anniversary of the Apology to Indigenous Peoples (F2010/00087 )

AF1/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr  Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council observe a minute’s silence to show our respect for our indigenous people and to again apologise to the Stolen Generation who suffered that injustice and to remember that momentous day ten years ago; and

 

b)   the transcript of prime Minister Rudd’s sorry speech to the Stolen Generation be placed on Council’s website.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

At this point in the meeting Cr Said (Chairperson) assumed the Chair (6.07pm).

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

An apology was received from Cr Roberts.

 

RESOLVED: (Andrews/Matson) that the apology received from Cr Roberts be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 November 2017

AF2/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the Minutes of the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 November 2017 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Committee, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

F3/18        FINANCE REPORT - THE 20-YEAR RANDWICK CITY PLAN  (F2017/00503)

 

Against            Mr Mick Cronin (representing the NSW Ports Association)

 

                   Against            Mr Jayasooriah (representing the La Perouse Precinct)

 

Motion of Dissent

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Seng) that the Mayor’s ruling that Jayasooriah not be allowed to discuss any matter in relation to the La Perouse Precinct survey be dissented to. LOST

 

For                  Mr John Canning (representing the Maroubra Seals Club)

 

RESOLVED: (Procedural Motion) (Matson/Parker) that Item F3/18 be brought forward for immediate consideration for the benefit of the members of the public gallery.

 

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 7.17pm and was resumed at 10.34pm.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Administration Reports

 

A1/18        Administration Report - Contingency Fund - status as at 31 January 2018 (F2017/07396)

AF3/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the status of the contingency funds allocations for 2017-18, be noted.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

A2/18        Administration Report - Community Safety Program - Live CCTV monitoring by Randwick Police (F2008/00547)

AF4/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council support and adopt the joint Council and Eastern Beaches LAC proactive monitoring of live CCTV footage from the Randwick police station premises as part of the Community Safety Program.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Finance Reports

 

F1/18        Finance Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 30 November 2017 (F2017/00404)

AF5/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the Administration and Finance Committee acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

F2/18        Finance Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 31 December 2017 (F2017/00404)

AF6/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the Administration and Finance Committee acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

F3/18        Finance Report - The 20-Year Randwick City Plan  (F2017/00503)

AF7/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Parker) that:

 

a)     Council adopt the 20-year Randwick City Plan and 10-year Resourcing Strategy;

b)     Council apply to IPART for a cumulative special variation to rates income of 19.85% over the three years of the three-year Delivery Program (2018-21), as per Primary Financial Model of the LTFP;

c)     Council endorse the development of a draft budget for 2018/19 based on the primary model as outlined in the Long Term Financial Plan;

d)     the General Manager be authorised to make any minor changes as requested by the Council or the NSW Office of Local Government; and

e)     as per the Planning and Reporting Guidelines for Local Government in NSW (2010), a copy of the plan be provided to the Director General of the NSW Office of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet within 28 days of it being endorsed by Council.

f)     Council resolve not to include a Café in the design for Mahon Pool amenities         building.

 

g)     the following amendments be made to the Draft Randwick City Plan:

 

Issue – Protecting coastal areas from over-development

P. 84   In the section NORTHERN COASTAL / KEY PRIORITIES

 

Fourth bullet point. “ Ensure the design, scale and density of development along the coast is sensitive to its scenic and landscape setting”

 

1.    Amendment: Remove the above sentence, and retain 2013 version. “Limit the scale of development along the coast by minimizing change to the current controls”

 

Issue – Limit High Rise development near schools

P. 42   In the section…Development opportunities and challenges

 

After the sentence.. “A balanced approach is needed, recognizing that some areas, such as our heritage conservation areas and our northern coastal areas, are less suitable for future growth”

 

2.    Amendment: ADD “Furthermore, Randwick City Council acknowledges the importance of protecting the amenity of our school environments, and will develop strategies to limit the impact of development near schools.

 

Issue – Protection of vulnerable public housing communities from commercial re-development

P.88  In the section..Key features.

 

3.    Amendment: Remove the last paragraph “Redevelopment of larger sites, such as social housing particularly along or close to key transport routes (Anzac Pde and Bunnerong Rd) will provide a mix of densities and housing choice.”

 

Issue – Energy conservation and efficiency programs

P. 72   In the section.. Leadership in environmental sustainability: Key Issues.

 

4.    Amendment: At the end of the first paragraph “Randwick City Council is a leader….” ADD a new sentence Council is committed to adopting an in-principle objective of net zero emissions by 2030.”

 

AMENDMENT: (Stavrinos/Hamilton) that:

 

a)     Council adopt the 20-year Randwick City Plan and 10-year Resourcing Strategy;

b)     Council apply to IPART for a cumulative special variation to rates income of 13.21% over the three years of the three-year Delivery Program (2018-21), as per resourcing Option 2;

c)     Council endorse the development of a draft budget for 2018/19 based on resourcing Option 2;

d)     the General Manager be authorised to make any minor changes as requested by the Council or the NSW Office of Local Government; and

e)     as per the Planning and Reporting Guidelines for Local Government in NSW (2010), a copy of the plan be provided to the Director General of the NSW Office of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet within 28 days of it being endorsed by Council.

f)     Council resolve not to include a Café in the design for Mahon Pool amenities         building.

 

g)     the following amendments be made to the Draft Randwick City Plan:

 

Issue – Protecting coastal areas from over-development

P. 84   In the section NORTHERN COASTAL / KEY PRIORITIES

 

Fourth bullet point. “ Ensure the design, scale and density of development along the coast is sensitive to its scenic and landscape setting”

 

1.    Amendment: Remove the above sentence, and retain 2013 version. “Limit the scale of development along the coast by minimizing change to the current controls”

 

Issue – Limit High Rise development near schools

P. 42   In the section…Development opportunities and challenges

 

After the sentence.. “A balanced approach is needed, recognizing that some areas, such as our heritage conservation areas and our northern coastal areas, are less suitable for future growth”

 

2.    Amendment: ADD “Furthermore, Randwick City Council acknowledges the importance of protecting the amenity of our school environments, and will develop strategies to limit the impact of development near schools. LOST.

 

Councillors Stavrinos and Hamilton called for a DIVISION.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Seng

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor D'Souza

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Veitch

Total (4)  

Total (10)

 

MOTION: (Matson/Parker) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Councillors Stavrinos and Hamilton called for a DIVISION.

 

The DIVISION was taken and the names of the Councillors voting FOR and AGAINST were as follows:

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Seng

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Shurey

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Veitch

 

Total (10)

Total (4)

  

 

 

Confidential reports (closed session)

 

That the meeting move into closed session in order to consider confidential items.

Closed Session

 

F4/18        Confidential - The Heffron Centre - Capital Expenditure Review & Public Private Partnership  (F2016/00401)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (c) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business.

AF8/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Da Rocha) that Council resolves to:

 

1.     endorse the Capital Expenditure Review; and

 

2.     give the General Manager authority to certify the Initial Assessment of the proposed Private Public Partnership with South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited to jointly develop The South Sydney Rabbitohs Community and High Performance Centre which has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Office of Local Government’s Guidelines on the Procedures and Processes to be followed by Local Government in Public-Private Partnership, 1 September 2005 Guidelines.

 

3.     lodge the Public Private Partnership initial assessment with the NSW Office of Local Government.

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Da Rocha) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

 

 

Open Session

 

That the meeting move back into open session.

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil. 

 

 

The meeting closed at 10.39pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 13 March 2018.

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON