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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 March 2018 AT 6:05pm

 

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 (from 6.38pm), M Matson & B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -    Councillors H Stavrinos & P Veitch

 

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

 

 

Officers Present:

General Manager                                             Mr R Brownlee

Acting Director City Services                             Mr J Ingegneri

Acting Director City Planning                              Mr K Kyriacou

Director Governance & Financial Services             Mr J Smith

Manager Administrative Services                        Mr D Kelly

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

 

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Neilson. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Veitch.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

 

 


 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 27 February 2018

39/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 27 February 2018 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting, subject to Cr Bowen being removed from the division on Item CP1/18 as he was not in the chamber at the time.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

Nil.

 

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:

NM19/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water sustainability and tree canopy coverage targets

 

For                      Ms Dorothee Babeck

 

NM22/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Call for Kamay Botany Bay National Park to be extended to include critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub along Jennifer St Little Bay.

 

For                      Mr Michael Hooper

 

NM25/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Proposed ALGA motion - National Greenhouse Gas Emissions target

 

For                      Mr Oliver Kunz

 

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

 

MM8/18    Mayoral Minute - Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation - Request to Waive Fees (F2018/00096)

40/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council votes $1,619.00 from the 2017-18 Contingency fund to cover the fees         associated with running “The Bloody Long Walk” on Sunday, 9 September 2018 commencing at Pioneers Park;

 

b)     the event organiser undertakes 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.

 

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

 

 

 

MM9/18    Mayoral Minute - Regional Titles Surfing NSW - Request for Waving of Fees (F2018/00096)

41/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     the fees for the Regional Titles at Maroubra Beach on 12 and 13 May 2018 be waived and $5,407.00 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; and

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

MM10/18  Mayoral Minute - Waiving of Fees - Special Olympics Sydney East at the Des Renford Leisure Centre (F2010/00214)

42/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

1.   Council vote $1,390.00 from the 2017-18 Council Contingency Fund to cover the hire fees for Des Renford Leisure Centre; and

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

MM11/18  Mayoral Minute - 2017 White Ribbon Walk Donation (F2018/00441)

43/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     a donation for $2000.00 be made to White Ribbon Australia with the funds allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund; and

 

b)     the Mayor or her representative is given the opportunity to present the donation amount of $4193.00 to White Ribbon on behalf of Council.

 

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

 

 

 

MM12/18  Mayoral Minute - Request for Waiving of Fees and Donation - Autism Awareness Week (F2010/00038)

44/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     the fees for the Autism Awareness Month event at the Randwick Town Hall on Sunday 29 April, provided that there are no product sales or promotions at the event, be waived in the amount of $1453.00 and a $500.000 cash contribution be made. Funds to 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; and

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

MM13/18  Mayoral Minute - Waiving of Fees – Maroubra Surfers Association and North Maroubra Surf Rider – Monthly Surfing Contests (F2009/00182)

45/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     the fees use of Maroubra Beach for seven surfing context meetings by Surfers Association  be waived and $3,815.00 be allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     the fees use of North Maroubra Beach  for seven surfing context meetings by North Maroubra Surf Riders  be waived and $3,815.00 be allocated from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund; and

 

c)     the organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the events.

 

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

 

 

 

MM14/18  Mayoral Minute - Marathon Des Sables - Heather Hawkins (F2014/00516)

46/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council:

 

a)     formally congratulate Coogee resident Heather Hawkins on her achievements and wish her the best of luck for her upcoming challenge; and

 

b)     donate $500.00 to Heather’s chosen charity the ‘Can Too Foundation’ which raises funds for cancer research.

 

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

 

 

 

MM15/18  Mayoral Minute - Responding to Critical Shortage of Affordable Housing for Clients Transitioning out of Emergency Refuges (F2013/00153)

47/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council, as part of its domestic violence support package, make available a proportion of affordable rental housing dwellings for use as medium term housing, targeting eligible women and their children exiting from women’s refuges;

 

b)     Council staff to identify suitably located affordable rental housing dwelling stock in support of this initiative, while preserving the on-going viability and key objectives of the Council’s Affordable Rental Housing Program; and

 

c)     a report be brought back to Council outlining the proposed amendments to Council’s Affordable Housing policy, incorporating the principles stated in clauses (a) and (b) above.

 

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

 

 

 

MM16/18  Mayoral Minute - Maroubra Volunteer Lifesavers - Request for Financial Assistance (F2018/00441)

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RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that the amount of $1,000.00 in financial assistance be provided to this group of volunteer lifesavers at Maroubra Beach to assist them to compete in the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles being held at Perth in mid-April 2018, with the funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund 2017-18.

 

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

 

 

Urgent Business

Nil.

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

CP4/18     Director City Planning Report - 1 Australia Ave, Matraville - Fire & Rescue NSW Referral (F2017/06103)

49/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the report from FRNSW and the Director City Planning Report relating to 1 Australia Avenue Matraville be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

CP5/18     Director City Planning Report - Report for Variation to Development Standard under SEPP No.1 and Clause 4.6 - 10 November 2017 - 15 March 2018 (F2008/00122)

50/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that the report be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

CP6/18     Director City Planning Report - Cultural and Community Grants Program - Recommended Allocations - March 2018 (F2009/00182)

51/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Hamilton) that Council:

 

a)     approves the allocation of Cultural and Community Program funds totalling $36,898.92 to be allocated to the recommended grant applicants as listed in Attachment One; and

 

b)        delegate authority to the General Manager to make the necessary amendments to the grant’s guidelines, relating to in-kind only applications lodged by volunteer run and management community based organisations.

 

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

 

 

General Manager's Reports

 

 

GM4/18    General Manager's Report - Proposed Change to Council's Meeting Schedule (F2004/06565)

52/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council discontinue the various Committee meetings currently held on the second Tuesday of each month, with all Committee matters now going to the ordinary Council meeting, and update the Council’s Code of Meeting Practice to reflect this change.

 

MOTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council retain, as a major environmental component of its profile, the operation of its Environment Committee. LOST.

 

AMENDMENT: (Veitch/Nil) that the committee meetings be adjourned for a period of three months whilst we undertake Councillor briefing sessions on the dates in question. LAPSED FOR WANT OF A SECONDER.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Neilson/Matson) that the discontinuation of the various Committee meetings be for a trial period of three months. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Matson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Neilson

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

 

Total (5)

Total (10)

 

 

 

GM5/18    General Manager's Report - Council Approval for Ongoing Engagement of Information & Communication Technology Suppliers (F2016/04009)

53/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

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

 

b)     Australian Security Technology (AST); Audio-visual Suppliers: Onstage Presentations; Xcite AV; Visionext; Complete AV; Assurex Escrow Pty Ltd; Atlassian Pty Ltd ; BuildingPoint; CAD Group Pty Ltd; Content Security; Database Consultants Australia (DCA); Databasics Pty Ltd; DES Pty Ltd; Direct Marketing Software; DirectSMS; ECS Pty Ltd; Entco Australia Pty Ltd; Fusion5; Galapagos Pty Ltd T/A Iplatinum; Ibis Information Systems Pty Ltd; IBM Pty Ltd; ID Consulting Pty Ltd; InfoCouncil; Kapish Pty Ltd; Kronos; Magiq; Media Equation; Microway; Nexa Pty Ltd; Objectify; Pavement Management Services; PositionPartners ; Presence of IT Pty Ltd; QK Technology; SecurePay; Seers Australia Pty Ltd; Sigma Solutions; Squiz Australia Pty Ltd; Talking Tech; TaskExchange; TechnologyOne; WaterCom Software; Worsley Parsons be engaged to complete their respective current projects, continue to provide maintenance and support for existing systems and continue to enhance Council’s ICT infrastructure & business systems.

 

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

 

Director City Services Reports

 

 

CS3/18      Director City Services Report - Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Draft Flood Study (F2016/00369)

54/18

RESOLUTION: (Said/Andrews) that:

 

a)     the Draft Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Flood Study be placed on public exhibition for 28 days;

 

b)     a community drop in sessions be organised;

 

c)     a report on the outcome of the public consultation be brought back to Council; and

 

d)     the Planning Certificate - section 149(2)-7A Flood related development controls information be updated for the properties identified as a flood control lot in the catchment.

 

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

 

Director Governance & Financial Services Reports

 

 

GF8/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government (F2014/00272)

55/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

a)     Council endorses the attendance of interested Councillors at the 2018 National General Assembly in Canberra; and

 

b)     any Councillors interested in attending 2018 National General Assembly of Local         Government advise the General Manager as soon as possible for registration         purposes.

 

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

 

 

 

GF9/18     Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Councillor Expenses & Facilities Policy (F2004/06576)

56/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Seng) that the draft Councillors’ Expenses & Facilities Policy be endorsed for public exhibition.

 

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

 

 

 

GF10/18   Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Investment Report - February 2018 (F2015/06527)

57/18

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

 

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

 

 

 

GF11/18   Director Governance & Financial Services Report - Assistance for Residents Affected by the Randwick Hospital Campus Redevelopment (F2017/00300)

58/18

RESOLUTION: (Roberts/Stavrinos) that Council receive and note this report.

 

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

 

 

Petitions

Nil.

 

Motions Pursuant to Notice

 

 

NM19/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch – Request for Report on Achieving Targets in Relation to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy and Water Sustainability and Tree Canopy Coverage Targets (F2005/00230)

59/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Neilson) that:

 

1.     Council notes that, as a recognised leader in environmental sustainability, it has committed in its 2018 Randwick City Plan to an in-principle objective of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

 

2.     Council notes that through Outcome 10 of the 2018 Randwick City Plan, Council continues to establish strategies and pathways for the implementation of water conservation and stormwater harvesting projects; energy conservation, efficiency and renewable programs; major community education initiatives; and bushland restoration and conservation efforts aimed at increasing tree canopy.

 

3.     a report be brought to Council detailing the measures and associated costs of meeting the targets listed below, in order to continue our leadership in sustainability and plan the roadmap to achieve our energy, greenhouse and water conservation goals;

 

i.   Greenhouse gas emissions from Council’s operations – net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, including but not limited to the following measures:

 

·      Council’s total energy consumption – 100% replacement by renewable sources (generated on site or off-site for Council’s purposes) by 2030.

·      Council’s vehicle fleet – net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

 

ii.  total water consumed by the Council’s operations– at least 50% replacement by non-mains/non-potable water sources by 2030.

 

iii. 50% increase in total tree canopy coverage by 2030 from current 2018 baseline.

 

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

 

 

 

NM20/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch – Request for Report on Proposed Empty Homes Levy (F2004/07991)

 

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

 

1.   notes that the issue of affordable housing is a multifactorial one in which NSW housing policy, Federal taxation regimes and local government planning approaches all play a part;

 

2.   notes that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the City of Randwick has 58,705 dwellings, and of these 4,403, or 7.5%, are vacant (source ABS 2016);

 

3.   agrees that, in principle, a levy on empty homes would provide an incentive for empty properties to be rented or sold and would discourage 'land banking', and therefore an Empty Homes Levy may contribute to more affordable rental pricing and consequently more affordable housing. For those property owners who choose to pay the levy, the increased income stream to Council could assist in providing affordable housing through other programs;

 

4.   notes that given the numbers of unoccupied dwellings across NSW, a levy could see councils collecting cumulative additional revenue of more than $200 million each year statewide;

 

5.   resolves to receive a report back to Council from staff on the feasibility of imposing an affordable houses levy (were it permitted by legislation); what scale of levy could be imposed and the impact of the levy; and

 

6.   that Council resolve to make representations to the Local Member and the NSW Minister for Housing to make changes to the Local Government Act 1993 to allow Councils to introduce the levy if they wish, based on the following principles:

 

i.    Councils will work in partnership with the State Government to increase rates for homes that have been vacant for 12 months or more – an Empty Homes Levy.

ii.   The proposed Empty Homes Levy will be set by local councils with a maximum rate of triple the ordinary rate. Average residential rates in NSW vary, ranging from approximately $750 to more than $2,500 per dwelling.

iii.   Special circumstances exceptions will be applied if the property is vacant due to death or illness.

iv.  The proposed Empty Homes Levy will be set by local councils with a maximum rate of triple the ordinary rate.

v.   Under the levy regime councils have the right to decide if the levy should be applied in their local area, and to set an appropriate rate. Some councils in Sydney will see a desperate need for the levy, others in regional areas will not.

vi.  Revenue raised from the Empty Homes Levy will be placed in a trust fund that can only be used to build affordable community housing.

vii.  The primary responsibility for addressing housing affordability lies with State and Federal Governments. LOST.

 

 

 

NM21/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Call for Direct Financial Support for Specialist Front End Service, Crisis Accommodation and Affordable Housing for Women and Children Affected by Domestic Violence (F2013/00153)

60/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Randwick City Council endorses the following motion to be submitted to the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

That the National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

1.     acknowledges that domestic and family violence has widespread and devastating impacts on women and children and notes that:

·           on average at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia.

·           one in three Australian women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15.

·           domestic or family violence against women results in a police call-out on average once every two minutes across the country.

·           of those women who experience violence, more than half have children in their care.

·           intimate partner violence contributes to more death, disability and illness in women aged 15 to 44 than any other preventable risk factor.

·           domestic or family violence against women is the single largest driver of homelessness for women.

·           the combined health, administration and social welfare costs of violence against women have been estimated to be $21.7 billion a year, with projections suggesting that if no further action is taken to prevent violence against women, costs will accumulate to $323.4 billion over a thirty-year period from 2014-15 to 2044-45.

 

2.     notes that while the Federal Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 has committed to addressing what has been deemed a “national emergency” of violence against women and children, the funds and type of response committed have not been proportionate to the current demand.

 

3.     will write to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Bill Shorten, the Leader of The Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, the Minister for Women, the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer, and the Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Dan Tehan, calling for the following measures to be taken to support women and children affected by domestic violence:

·           a substantial increase in direct funding for specialist services and crisis accommodation providers.

·           funding for affordable long-term accommodation.

·           a substantial increase in direct funding of legal services.

·        transparent reporting of all spending on domestic and family violence programs.

 

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

 

 

 

NM22/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Call for Kamay Botany Bay National Park to be Extended to Include Critically Endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub along Jennifer St Little Bay. (F2004/06759)

61/18

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

 

1.   notes that the Eastern suburbs banksia scrub is an ecological community listed as critically endangered under the biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016, and that according to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy, less than 1% of the original area remains;

 

2.   notes that the site at 11 Jennifer St Little Bay (Lot 5250 in DP 822223), and which is subject to Development Applications including DA-505/2017, DA-66/2018 and DA-101/2018, is home to one of the last remaining fragments of the critically endangered Eastern suburbs banksia scrub referred to above;

 

3.   supports the call by members of the local community to extend Kamay Botany Bay National Park to include the above-mentioned site at 11 Jennifer St Little Bay;

 

4.   notes that DA-505/2017 is currently the subject of a proceeding in the NSW Land and Environment court; and

 

5.   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, following the determination on DA-505/2017 in the Land and Environment Court, calling for the Kamay Botany Bay National Park be extended to include the above mentioned site at 11 Jennifer Street Little Bay, in order to prevent further loss and fragmentation of habitat as a consequence of clearing and development.

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

 

 

 

NM23/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Call for National Review of Land Acquisition Acts (F2004/06326)

62/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Randwick City Council endorses the following motion to be submitted to the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

That the National General Assembly of Local Government:

 

1.   notes that each year many hundreds of people nationwide are forced to move from their homes to allow for the construction of public and private infrastructure and other projects including motorways, railways and hospitals, and that this process causes great distress, emotional and financial hardship, and the irretrievable fracturing of local communities.

 

2.   notes that the compulsory acquisition process is governed under the following acts: Commonwealth (Lands Acquisition Act 1989), New South Wales (Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991), Tasmania (Land Acquisition Act 1993), Queensland (Acquisition of Land Act 1967), South Australia (Land Acquisition Act 1969), Western Australia (Land Administration Act 1997), Victoria (Land Acquisition Act and Compensation Act 1986).

 

3.   acknowledges that while some states, including NSW and Victoria, have in recent years reviewed and amended their respective acts, many households who have and still remain in the process of having their homes forcibly acquired, remain distressed and deeply unsatisfied with the both the process and financial compensation they have been offered.

 

4.   calls on the Federal government to conduct a national review, with public hearings, into land acquisition procedures across all states and territories, and to harmonise all state provisions for compensation of land acquisitions in response to the review.

 

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

 

 

 

NM24/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Review of Council's Property Portfolio (F2006/00168)

 

MOTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council bring back a report with a cost-benefit analysis of Council’s Property Portfolio & the financial viability of these assets. As part of this report list options available to Council in order to maximise the utility of these assets. 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 D'Souza

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Matson

Councillor Seng

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

Total (6)

Total (9)

 

 

 

NM25/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Proposed ALGA Motion - National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target (F2005/00230)

63/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Veitch) that Council submits a motion to this year’s Australian Local Government Association conference proposing support for the setting of an Australian national target to achieve net zero carbon dioxide and other equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Roberts/Stavrinos) that Council submits a motion to this year’s Australian Local Government Association conference proposing support for the Paris Agreement 2015, which the Australian Government has signed up for, of which the national target is a 26% to 28% reduction on 2005 carbon dioxide levels and other equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. 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 D'Souza

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Matson

Councillor Seng

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

Total (6)

Total (9)

 

 

 

NM26/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Impacts of Airbnb Rental Accommodation (F2011/00075)

64/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Hamilton) that Council bring back a report on the impacts of Airbnb rental accommodation and ways in which Council can tackle issues associated with this type of letting.

 

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

 

 

 

NM27/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Parker - Safety Initiatives - South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association (F2016/00539)

65/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Andrews) that Council:

 

a)         re-states Council’s ongoing commitment to water safety initiatives and the compulsory wearing of lifejackets by rock fishermen;

 

b)        recognises that water-safety initiatives are most successful when state and local governments work closely with relevant community groups;

 

c)         notes the ongoing concern expressed by the South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association (SSAFA) as to the success of the NSW Government trial of compulsory life-jackets for Rock-fisherman across the Randwick Local Government Area, in particular issues regarding the suitability of prescribed life-jackets, lack of compliance by rock-fisherman during the trial, as well as ongoing problems accessing information by members of the community; and

 

d)        writes to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services requesting he that he urgently meet with the South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association (SSAFA) to discuss their issues regarding the trial.

 

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

 

 

 

NM28/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Luxford - Inducting the Late Sir Nicholas Shehadie into the RCC Sporting Hall of Fame (F2015/00375)

66/18

RESOLUTION: (Luxford/Said) that Randwick City Council recognises the Late Sir Nicholas Shehadie’s contribution to sport in this area by inducting him posthumously to the Randwick City Council Sporting Hall of Fame, naming the grandstand at Coogee Oval after him and recognising him on the Coogee Walk of Fame.

 

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

 

 

 

Confidential Reports

 

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

 

 

GM6/18    Confidential - T2018-24 - Tender for Multifunction Devices and Associated Services (F2017/00520)

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.

67/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Said) that:

 

a)             under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, and subject to contractual negotiations being finalised to the reasonable satisfaction of the General Manager, Sharp Corporation of Australia P/L be accepted as the successful tenderer(s) for T2018-24 Multifunction Devices for the supply of managed printing services to the organisation at the proposed rates over the term of the agreement;

 

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: (Matson/Said) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

CS4/18      Confidential - T2018-16 - Heffron Park Tennis Centre - Package B - Clubhouse Building Construction  (F2017/00344)

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.

68/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/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,  J+CG Constructions Pty Ltd  be accepted as the successful tenderer(s) for T2018-16 Heffron Park Tennis Centre Clubhouse Construction for a lump sum of $1,744,500.00 excluding GST;

 

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

 

 

 

CS5/18      Confidential - T2018-18 - Tender for Air Conditioning  (F2017/00411)

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.

69/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/D'Souza) 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, Amek Engineering Pty Ltd is awarded contracts as the successful tenderer for Maintenance of Air Conditioning Systems

 

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: (Andrews/D'Souza) CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

GF12/18   Confidential - T2017-09 - SSROC - Mattress Collection and Processing Services (F2017/00189)

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.

70/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Bowen) that Council:

 

a)     under Regulation 178(3)(e) of the Local Government (General) Regulation, having participated in an open tender and being unable to recommend a suitable contractor to provide mattress collection and processing services, reject all tenders;

 

b)     under Regulation 178(3)(e) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, enter into negotiations with a view to establishing a contract with suitable contractors; and

 

c)     under Section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 and delegation RT013, authorise the General Manager to enter into a contract with a suitable contractor following negotiations facilitated by SSROC.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 8.45pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON