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

 

MINUTES OF Ordinary Council Meeting of the

Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 AT 6:02pm

 

Present:

The Mayor, Councillor L Shurey (Chairperson) (North Ward)

 

Councillor A Luxford (Deputy Mayor) (West Ward)

 

North Ward                                          -    Councillors C Hamilton & K Neilson

 

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

                                                              D Said

 

East Ward                                            -    Councillors T Bowen, M Matson &

                                                              B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -    Councillors H Stavrinos & P Veitch

 

Central Ward                                        -    Councillors A Andrews (from 8.00pm),

                                                              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

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Manager Strategic Planning                               Mr A Bright

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

 

Welcome to Country and Council Prayer

The Welcome to Country was given by Dr Peter McKenzie on behalf of the Local La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council. The Council Prayer was read by Cr D’Souza.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 12 December 2017

1/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Luxford) that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 12 December 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

 

a)   Cr Matson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP2/18 as he knows a former Councillor who is addressing Council on this matter.

b)   Cr Bowen declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP1/18 as he has a financial interest in a number of properties in the Randwick LGA that could be positively affected by the outcome of this matter. Cr Bowen will not be taking any part in the debate or voting on this matter.

c)   Cr Parker declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item GM3/18 as it relates to his employment. Cr Parker will not be taking any part in the debate or voting on this matter.

d)   Cr D’Souza declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item MM7/18 as he is on the school committee at Chifley Public School. Cr D’Souza will not be taking any part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

 

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

 

CP1/18      Minimum lot size review

 

For                      Mr Steve Wald

 

For                      Ms Nada Vucetic

 

CP2/18      Randwick Development Assessment Panel

 

Against               Ms Margery Whitehead

 

CP3/18      Domestic and family violence: Additional support for affected residents

 

For                      Ms Vicki Johnston

 

NM3/18     Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Ensuring safety on the Alison Road Shared Bike Path

 

For                      Mr Mark Worthington

 

NM4/18     Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Inadequate Width of New Bicycle Ramp at Western (Cul-De-Sac) end of King Street

 

For                      Mr Mark Worthington

 

NM6/18     Notice of Motion from Cr VEITCH – ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE RANDWICK HOSPITAL CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT

 

For                      Mr Dimitrios Hatzitoulousis

 

NM8/18     Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Excessive tree removals by Waratah Tree Services

 

For                      Mrs Jocelyn McGirr

 

NM10/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reducing speeding through Bundock Lane between Canberra and Avoca Streets

 

For                      Mr Anthony Ryan

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.46pm and was resumed at 7.02pm.

 

RESOLVED (PROCEDURAL MOTION): (Matson/Seng) that the matters that were the subject of addresses to Council by members of the public be brought forward for immediate consideration.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

MM2/18    Mayoral Minute - Consolidating Randwick's Local School's Environmental Grants into a Single Grants Program (F2010/00241)

2/18

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council:

 

a)     Endorses this proposal to consolidate our various environmental grants into a single environmental grants program providing up to $30,000.00 annually subject to local schools submitting the necessary application details and meeting the required criteria for school projects;

 

b)     That relevant Council staff establish the necessary application forms, funding criteria and approval processes showing how projects will be accountable and reported back to the community and ensuring that such procedures and processes are consistent with our current community grants program; and

 

c)     Receives a report on projects funded and outcomes achieved on an annual basis.

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM3/18    Mayoral Minute - Rotary Police Awards - Request for Additional Sponsorship (F2013/00087)

3/18

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council continues the sponsorship agreement with Rotary by contributing $6,600.00 to their Rotary Police Awards program. In return the Randwick Council logo will be displayed on promotional material and Council will be acknowledged as a major sponsor on the night at the event to be held on 12 April 2018 at The Prince Henry Centre at Little Bay.

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM4/18    Mayoral Minute - Randwick Boys' and Girls' High Schools Show 2018 - Request for Financial Assistance (F2018/06574)

4/18

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council donates $4,000.00 to the Randwick Boys’ and Randwick Girls’ High Schools for the combined production to be held at NIDA in July 2018, with such funds to from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund budget.

 

b)     The schools undertake to appropriately and prominently promote Council’s sponsorship of the event.

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM5/18    Mayoral Minute - Submission of Motion to National General Assembly of Local Government on the Federal Funding of Anti-Terrorism Measures (F2013/00140)

5/18

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that a motion be submitted to the upcoming National General Assembly of Local Government being held in Canberra in June 2018 stating that “Randwick City Council seeks immediate clarification on whether there is funding from the Federal Government for the mechanisms that need to be implemented for public safety, as outlined in the ‘Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism’ document.”

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM6/18    Mayoral Minute - Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation 160 year Anniversary (F2017/07396)

6/18

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council:

 

a)     supports the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation in promoting their 160 years campaign by covering the costs associated with printing, installing, removal and hire of 20 banners at Randwick, The Spot and Coogee from 2 April – 15 April in the amount of $4857.56; and

 

b)     the organisers be requested to acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during their anniversary campaign.

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM7/18    Mayoral Minute - Chifley Public School - Request for Assistance  (F2018/00096)

 

 

 

7/18

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr D’Souza left the Chamber, taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council carry out these landscaping works at Chifley Public School to the value of $15,000.00 with the funds to be allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

CP1/18     Director City Planning Report - Minimum Lot Size Review  (F2017/00530)

 

 

 

8/18

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Bowen left the Chamber, taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council:

 

a)     endorse a two month community consultation program on the review of the minimum lot size standard; and

 

b)     a report be prepared outlining the outcomes of the consultation programme and any key recommendations with respect to changing the minimum lot size standard and the controls relating to attached dual occupancies in the R2 zone.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

AMENDMENT: (D’Souza/Da Rocha) that Council:

 

a)     endorse a two month community consultation program on the review of the minimum lot size standard; and

 

(b)    ensures that the community consultation process include consideration of the following four options:

 

Option 1 - no minimum lot size standard;

Option 2 – the minimum lot size standard be reduced to 600sqm;

Option 3 – the minimum lot size standard be reduced to 550sqm; and

Option 4 – there be no change to the minimum lot size standard. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Said

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

 

 

Total (3)

Total (10)

 

 

 

CP2/18     Director City Planning Report - Randwick Development Assessment Panel  (F2017/00351)

9/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Parker) that Council:

 

·        Delegates authority to the General Manager to determine all development applications that are not required to be determined by a local or regional planning panel.

 

·           Appoints the following people to the Randwick Development Assessment Panel as chair and alternate chairs:

Ms Annelise Tuor (chair)

Mr Lindsay Fletcher (alternate chair)

Mr Garry West (alternate chair)

 

·           Approves the following remuneration rates for members of the Randwick Development Assessment Panel:

Chair: $2,000.00 (plus GST) per meeting

Independent experts: $1,500.00 (plus GST) per meeting

Community representatives:

§ $500.00 (plus GST) per meeting if they are required to vote on 1 to 2 items; OR

§ $1000.00 (plus GST) per meeting if they are required to vote on 3 to 4 items; OR

§ $1500.00 (plus GST) per meeting if they are required to vote on 5 or more applications.

 

·           Notes the draft Randwick Development Assessment Panel Guidelines

 

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

 

 

General Manager's Reports

 

 

GM1/18    General Manager's Report - Disclosure of Interest Returns (F2017/00361)

10/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that it be noted that the Register of Disclosure of Interests Returns for those Councillors elected for the first time in September 2017, has been tabled at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 27 February 2018.

 

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

 

 

 

GM2/18    General Manager's Report - Review of the Randwick City Council 2017/18 Operational Plan – December Quarter (F2017/03001)

11/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the information contained in the December Quarterly Review of the 2017/18 annual Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

GM3/18    General Manager's Report - Local Planning Panel Directions (F2017/00499)

 

 

 

12/18

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Parker left the Chamber, taking no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Bowen) that Council write the Department of Planning expressing our strongest concerns with the Directions issued under Section 117 of the EP&A Act, 1979 in relation to the Local Planning Panels.

 

MOTION: (Neilson/Bowen) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Director City Services Reports

 

Nil.

 

Director Governance & Financial Services Reports

 

 

 

GF1/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Delegations of Authority (F2004/06895)

13/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that:

 

1.     the Council, delegates to the General Manager of the Council, or to the person acting in the position of General Manager, all the powers and functions of the Council that it may under any Act of Parliament lawfully delegate effective from the date of this resolution, subject to the limitations set out below:

 

a)  Those functions designated in Section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 as functions which may not be delegated.

 

b)  Any function designated in any other Act of Parliament as a function which may not be delegated.

 

c)  The writing off of debts over the amount of $10,000 in accordance with clause 213(2) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, in that the amount above which debts to the Council may be written off only by resolution of the Council is set at $10,000.

 

d)  The writing off of an individual rate or charge over the amount of $1,000 in accordance with clause 131(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, in that the amount above which any individual rate or charge may be written off only by resolution of the council is set at $1,000.

 

e)  any adopted policy, decisions or directions of the Council.

 

2.     in accordance with section 381 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Council delegates to the General Manager of the Council, or to the person acting in the position of General Manager, the plan making functions under Section 59 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.

 

3.     in accordance with section 68 of the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, the Council, delegates to the General Manager of the Council, or to the person acting in the position of General Manager, all the powers and functions under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 that are delegated to the Council.

 

4.     the Council delegates to the Mayor and Mayor and General Manager jointly, those delegations detailed in this report, effective from the date of this resolution.

 

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

 

 

 

GF2/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Internal Reporting Policy - Public Interest Disclosures (F2005/00303)

14/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the amended Internal Reporting Policy – Public Interest Disclosures, be endorsed.

 

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

 

 

 

GF3/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Quarterly Budget Review - December 2017 (F2017/00402)

15/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that:

 

a)     the report in relation to the December 2017 Budget Review be received and noted; and

 

b)     the proposed December 2017 budget variations shown in the attachment to this report be adopted.

 

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

 

 

 

GF4/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Investment Report - November 2017 (F2015/06527)

16/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the investment report for November 2017 be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

GF5/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Investment Report - December 2017 (F2015/06527)

17/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the investment report for December 2017 be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

GF6/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Investment Report - 31 January 2018 (F2015/06527)

18/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that the Investment Report for January 2018 be received and noted.

 

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

 

Petitions

 

Nil.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

 

NM1/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Andrews - Proposed Review of Pensioner Rebate  (F2018/06159)

19/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Da Rocha) that Council review the current Pensioner Rebate of $250.00 given to Pensioners on their Council Rates and consider increasing the Pensioner Rebate by a further $50.00, bringing the rebate to $300.00 per annum.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Stavrinos/Hamilton) that Council increase the Pensioner Rebate by $75.00 (to $325.00) to help alleviate increased cost of living pressures faced by over 4,500 pensioners living in the Randwick LGA. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Luxford

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Matson

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Parker

Councillor Seng

Councillor Said

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

Total (7)

Total (8)

 

 

 

NM2/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Support for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (F2017/00285)

20/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Council:

 

1.     acknowledges that there are more than forty million visits to NSW National Parks each year with an overwhelming 94 per cent of visitors being satisfied or very satisfied with their experience;

 

2.     notes that Randwick City Council is home to Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Malabar Headland National Park, which are home to the endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and its diverse and range of fauna and flora;

 

3.     notes with concern the budget and staff cuts, and restructures currently taking place within the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the risk this places to the environment, visitor safety, public amenity and the NSW economy;

 

4.     notes that the budget and staff cuts will result in fewer rangers, a reduction in maintenance of visitor facilities, tracks being closed, and invasive species not being managed effectively;

 

5.     calls on the NSW Government to treat NPWS staff with the respect they deserve and to stop the undermining of national parks;

 

6.     writes to the NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, the NSW Minister for the Environment, The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Penny Sharpe MLC and the Greens NSW Environment Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC expressing the strong concerns raised in this resolution;

 

7.     distribute this resolution to The Nature Conservation Council, Friends of Malabar Headland and the Public Service Association of NSW.

 

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

 

 

 

NM3/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Ensuring Safety on the Alison Road Shared Bike Path (F2004/06633)

21/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Roberts) that Council lobby Transport for NSW for design changes to ensure safety on the shared bike path adjacent to Alison Road through options such as:

 

a)     preferably providing a dedicated bike-only 3.0m wide path paralleled by an additional 1.8m pedestrian-only footpath; else

 

b)     retaining it as a shared bike path but widened to 3.2metres; and/or

 

c)     converting it to a bike-only 2.5 metre wide path by restricting pedestrians to the additional footpath under construction on the south side of the CSERL light rail line.

 

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

 

 

 

NM4/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Inadequate Width of New Bicycle Ramp at Western (Cul-De-Sac) end of King Street (F2004/06633)

22/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council lobby Transport for NSW stressing that the shared pedestrian-bike path and kerb ramp down to Darley Road at the western cul-de-sac end of Kings Street Randwick should be widened from 1.2metres to 3.2 metres to provide a reasonable level of safety and service into the future.

 

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

 

 

 

NM5/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Neilson - Welcome Banners and Posters supporting Cultural Diversity in Randwick City  (F2004/06281)

23/18

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Stavrinos) that Randwick City Council acknowledge the importance and the contribution that cultural diversity has played in shaping the Randwick LGA in a visible and friendly way by;

 

a)     once again displaying banners and/or posters including such wording as: ‘All are Welcome Here’ in a number of languages including a local indigenous language;

 

b)     displaying the posters in bus shelters & banners at appropriate locations across the city; and

 

c)     if possible have banners displayed at strategic locations to coincide with Harmony Day (March 21st) and Palm Sunday (March 25th).

 

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

 

 

 

NM6/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Assistance for Residents Affected by the Randwick Hospital Campus Redevelopment  (F2017/00300)

24/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Luxford) that Council:

 

a)     notes that on 23 June 2017 the Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard released details of a $720 million expansion of the Randwick Hospital Campus, and further notes that:

 

(i)      residents of 89 properties in the area immediately west of the hospital, bounded by Magill St to the South, Hospital Road to the East, High St to the North and Botany St to the West were notified on 22 June 2017 that their homes were to be acquired by Health Administration Corporation under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991;

 

(ii)      Health Infrastructure, acting as the agent of Health Administration Corporation, have reached agreement regarding the acquisition of 15 freehold properties, as well as regarding the acquisition of 18 leasehold interests, with the owners of the remaining 56 properties yet to reach agreement on the valuation of their homes;

 

(iii)     Health Infrastructure will take possession of the full site in September 2018; and

 

(iv)     residents whose homes have been made subject to the compulsory acquisition process as detailed above have suffered considerable hardship and distress by what they argue is an insufficient period of notice, inadequate consultation by Health Infrastructure, and significant variations in the valuations on their properties that range from 10-30% below market value. Furthermore, the requirement for 89 households to relocate within the 12 month notice period has escalated demand for housing in an area of low availability.

 

b)     will bring back a report to council as soon as practicable with details of the sale price of all properties sold in the area referred to above within the period 1 June 2015 – 1 June 2017.

 

c)     write to the Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, the Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard, and Health Infrastructure as agent of Health Administration Corporation, and calls on them to:

 

(i)      offer residents an increased solatium of 10% as per section 44 of the Victorian Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986, to compensate for the intangible and non-pecuniary disadvantages resulting from the acquisition or compensation on a reinstatement basis, as per Recommendation 17 of the 2014 Review of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 by David Russell SC (The Russell Review), whichever is the greater.

 

(ii)      appoint, at the expense of Health Infrastructure, a buyer’s agent for each resident to assist them in locating and purchasing their new property.

 

(iii)     grant an extension of settlement to late September 2018, to support those residents who due to illness, age or other reasons have experienced significant impediments to re-locating within the current timeframe.

 

(iv)     Instigate a new review of the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, with public hearings, as per Recommendation 20 of The Russell Review.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Luxford) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

AMENDMENT: (Bowen/D’Souza) that Council write to the Greater Sydney Commission advising them that we withdraw our submission to the Commission to include the Randwick Health & Education Precinct as a collaboration precinct until such time as the State Government provides an appropriate response to clauses c(i), c(ii) and c(iii) above. LOST.

 

 

 

NM7/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Request for Information on Plans for the Anzac Parade Planned Precinct and the Status of Public Housing Assets in the Randwick LGA (F2013/00012)

25/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Bowen) that Randwick City Council:

 

a)       notes that residents of the Randwick LGA have expressed significant concerns and opposition to State Government planning for the Anzac Parade corridor, specifically in relation to the 2013 Anzac Parade South Urban Activation Precinct, and more recently to the 2017 Anzac Parade Corridor Priority Precinct (now Planned Precinct);

 

b)     writes to the NSW Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, requesting the details and current status of plans for the Anzac Parade Planned Precinct;

 

c)     writes to the NSW Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard requesting information on the status of public housing assets located in the Randwick LGA in regard to the Future Direction for Social Housing Program and advising that Randwick City Council opposes the sale of any public housing in the LGA; and

 

d)      brings back a report to Council detailing the responses obtained to the questions listed above.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Bowen) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM8/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Excessive Tree Removals by Waratah Tree Services (F2018/07809)

26/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Veitch) that a report be brought back after consultation with residents and ward Councillors on the issue of whether the employment by Defence of Waratah Tree Services has resulted in tree removals from Moverly Green that do not conform to procedures required under clause B5 of the Randwick City Council Development Control Plan.

 

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

 

 

 

NM9/18    Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Consideration of Alcohol Restrictions in Munda Street Reserve (F2005/00873)

27/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Andrews) that Council consults residents in Dooligah Avenue Randwick and brings back a report on the need and effectiveness of introducing restricted alcohol consumption in the Munda Street Reserve including around the Randwick Environment Centre.

 

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

 

 

 

NM10/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reducing Speeding through Bundock Lane between Canberra and Avoca Streets (F2008/00166)

28/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Bowen) that Councillors note that Council Officers have advised residents that traffic counters will be set up in Bundock Lane between Canberra and Avoca Streets Randwick and request that the results be reported back to Councillors along with an assessment of the option of trialling a 25km per hour speed limit in the lane for six months.

 

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

 

 

 

NM11/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Failure by WaterNSW to Ensure that Local Households are not Deprived of Water due to Required Work on Public Infrastructure (F2004/07489)

29/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council notes that households in Oberon Street Randwick have been cut off from piped water for more than 24 hours on several recent occasions due to WaterNSW work on the ageing pipe structure in the street and responds by:

 

a)     recognising that household water deprivation though public infrastructure failure is unacceptable in a modern urban environment;

 

b)     lobbing WaterNSW to adopt a standard practice of automatically letter boxing urban households once it becomes likely that they will be deprived of a water connection for more than eight hours;

 

c)     notifying the local Council of such a situation; and

 

d)     providing a phone number by which households deemed to be in immediate need in such streets may request the delivery of containerized water.

 

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

 

 

 

NM12/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Augmenting Alison Rd, Anzac Pde and Dacey Ave Intersection Resolution of 12 December 2017 (F2017/00106)

 

MOTION: (Matson/Veitch) that Council augments its resolution of 12 December 2017 by identifying the St Peters interchange of the WestConnex motorway as a major source for the extra traffic expected to arrive at the Alison Road, Anzac Parade and Dacey Avenue intersection and states its opposition to stage 3 of the WestConnex. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Matson

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Parker

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Said

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

 

Total (7)

Total (8)

 

Note: Cr Bowen left the chamber at this point in the meeting, the time being 9.55pm.

 

 

NM13/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Seng - Review of Bike Sharing Schemes (F2016/00303)

30/18

RESOLUTION: (Seng/Andrews) that given the widespread complaints from residents, Council consider the following in its forthcoming review of the current guidelines on bike-sharing operations:

 

a)     call for a public tender to license up to two bike-sharing operators in the City;

 

b)     ensure the appointed operators shall have suitable designated areas (docking stations) for the return of all bikes and all bike users shall comply with this condition; and

 

c)     that Council supports an integrated response from SSROC Councils on this issue.

 

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

 

 

 

NM14/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Seng - More Incentives to Encourage Housing for Seniors and People with a Disability (F2004/07991)

31/18

RESOLUTION: (Seng/Hamilton) that given the ageing population and the shortage of seniors housing in NSW, Council:

 

a)     review the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 with the aim of developing a policy to provide incentives to encourage more supply of dwellings for people aged over 55 and people with a disability; and

 

b)     lobby the State and Federal governments to achieve the above objective.

 

MOTION: (Seng/Hamilton) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM15/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Proposed Increase in the Pensioner Rebate in the Randwick LGA (F2018/06159)

 

This matter was considered in conjunction with Item NM1/18. See resolution number 19/18.

 

 

 

NM16/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Proposed Loop Bus Service (F2008/00533)

32/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that:

 

a)     Council bring back a report investigating the option of operating a loop bus service within the Randwick LGA aimed at reducing traffic and parking congestion; and

 

b)     as part of this report, contact Transport for NSW (TfNSW) requesting if they would sponsor and operate a loop bus program in the Randwick LGA.

 

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

 

Note: Cr Andrews was absent from the meeting during discussion on the following item.

 

 

NM17/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Submission to the Financial Services Royal Commission regarding Company Title Duplexes (F2017/00530)

33/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Randwick City Council:

 

a)     notes that residents in the Randwick LGA who own duplexes (attached dual occupancies) have been placed in financial difficulty by the recent decision of banks to cease lending on Company title.

 

b)     presents a submission to the Financial Services Royal Commission (Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry) detailing:

 

i.   The economic characteristics of Randwick City Council’s housing market and the need to ease lending restrictions on company title properties.

ii.   The cumulative impact of these changes on the affordability of housing in the Randwick LGA.

iii.  The impact of these changes on owners of company title duplexes who are not able to sell their homes.

 

c)     also write to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority regarding this matter.

 

d)     brings back a report to council detailing any responses obtained to the questions raised above.

 

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

 

 

 

NM18/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Parker - Proposing a Long Term Nightlife Strategy.  (F2018/00117)

34/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Stavrinos) that:

 

1.     Council prepare a long-term night-life strategy.

 

2.     the core aims of this strategy are:

 

a)     encouraging additional gallery and performance spaces, live music, dining and small bars options;

 

b)   encouraging a geographical spread of night-life across Randwick City;

 

c)   re-vitalising local businesses strips impacted by the light-rail construction;

 

d)   minimising any noise, anti-social behaviour, and parking impacts on local residents;

 

e)   informing future reviews of our existing planning controls; and

 

f)   informing future reviews of existing fees and charges.

3.     Council constitute a night-time advisory committee comprising of Councillors Parker and Veitch and 8 community members.

 

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

 

 

Confidential Reports

 

The meeting moved into closed session in order to consider confidential items.

 

 

GF7/18     Confidential - SSROC Tender T2017-10 - Supply and Delivery of Copy Paper (F2017/00476)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (d) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret.

35/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Luxford) that:

 

a)     under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005; Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd and WINC Australia Pty Ltd be accepted as the successful tenderers for the Supply and Delivery of Copy Paper; and

 

b)     under Section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 and delegation RT013, the General Manager is authorised to enter into preferred supplier agreements for a period of three (3) years, with two (2) optional one (1) year extensions.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Luxford) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CS1/18      Confidential - Tender T2018-08 - Materials Supply & Disposal (F2017/00171)

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.

36/18

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Parker) that:

 

a)     under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, and subject to contractual negotiations being finalized to the reasonable satisfaction of the General Manager, Arborgreen Landscape Products, Australian Growing Solutions, Benedict Sand & Gravel, Bingo Waste Services Pty Ltd, Giltej Administration T/A Jay Transport Pty Ltd, GPP Excavation and Demolition Contractions Pty Ltd and URM Environmental Services Pty Ltd be awarded contracts for the Materials Supply and Disposal service;

 

b)     the General Manager, or delegated representative, be authorised to enter into a contract on behalf of Council; and

 

c)     unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

MOTION: (Neilson/Parker) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CS2/18      Confidential - Tender T2018-15 - Civic Signage (F2017/00342)

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.

37/18

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Stavrinos) that:

 

a)     under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, and subject to contractual negotiations being finalized to the reasonable satisfaction of the General Manager, Central Signs Pty Ltd and Cunneen Signs are awarded contracts as successful tenderers for Civic Signage;

 

b)     the General Manager, or delegated representative, be authorised to enter into a contract on behalf of Council; and

 

c)     unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Stavrinos) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CP3/18     Confidential - Domestic and Family Violence: Additional Support for Affected Residents (F2013/00153)

This matter is considered to be confidential under Section 10A(2) (b) Of the Local Government Act, as it deals with discussion in relation to the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer.

38/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Hamilton) that Council:

 

a)     endorse Option 1 to commence from 1 July 2018 - Continue to fund an expanded Outreach DV Support Program through the local lead agency for an initial period of 5 years;

 

b)     fund the Program to enable support services to be delivered on a 3 days per week basis, amounting to $60,000 per year; and

 

c)      endorse the amount of funds required to implement Option 1’s Outreach DV Support Program to be included in the Council’s annual community grants budget.

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Hamilton) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

Open Session

 

The meeting moved back into open session.

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

 

Nil.

 

 

There being no further business, Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey, declared the meeting closed at 10.32pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON