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Works Committee Meeting

 

  BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

Tuesday 13 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Works Committee                                                                                                  13 March 2018

 

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Works Committee Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that a Works Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor 90 Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 6pm

 

 

Committee Members:          The Mayor L Shurey, Andrews, Bowen, Da Rocha, D’Souza, Hamilton, Luxford, Matson, Neilson, Parker (Chairperson), Roberts (Deputy Chairperson), Said, Seng, Stavrinos & Veitch

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Works Committee be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Works Committee Meeting - 13 February 2018

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Privacy warning;

In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

Urgent Business

Works Reports

W5/18       Pending Roll Out of Low-Impact Recycling Equipment in NSW....................... 1

W6/18       Boat Trailer Parking issue.................................................................... 15    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


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Works Report No. W5/18

 

Subject:             Pending Roll Out of Low-Impact Recycling Equipment in NSW

Folder No:                   F2004/08242

Author:                   Jorde Frangoples, Director City Services      

 

Introduction

 

Council, at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on 24 October 2017, resolved:

 

(Matson/Hamilton) that Council notes that the NSW container deposit scheme will start on 1 December 2017 under amendments to the Exempt and Complying Development codes SEPP empowering either a private certifier or a local Council to grant approval for the installation of low-impact recycling equipment such as vending machines. Accordingly an urgent report will be brought back on how best Randwick City Council can seek to beneficially control the rollout of recycling equipment.”

 

Issues

 

Under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment Container Recycling 2017, the container recycling equipment is exempt from consent subject to the presented development standard as set out in Clause 2.24; copy attached.

 

Council currently provides a free drop off facility for recyclables at its Perry Street facility, as well as a number of street recycling bins.

 

It is proposed in the longer term to redevelop the Perry Street facility to incorporate a reversing vending machine.  There is no other proposal to install reverse vending machines on Council land, as there are a number of private sites within the City that currently provide these facilities.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 10:      A Healthy Environment

Direction 10e:    Our community is encouraged to implement waste minimisation strategies.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this report, however, the redevelopment of Perry Street will be costed and considered in future capital works budgets.

 

Conclusion

 

Council will redevelop its Perry Street recycling facility to incorporate a reverse vending machine and that a number of providers exist in the City.

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Container Recycling) 2017

 

 

 

 


State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (Container Recycling) 2017

Attachment 1

 

 


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Works Report No. W6/18

 

Subject:             Boat Trailer Parking issue

Folder No:                   F2012/00396

Author:                   Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport     

 

Introduction

 

On 10 October, 2017, the Council resolved, as follows:

 

(Hamilton/Neilson) that Council:

 

a)   provide a status of resolution for Motion pursuant to Notice No. NM60/16.

 

b)   investigate residents' concern with a boat parked on Darley Road that may contain accelerants and fuel and report action to be taken, if said fire safety concerns are verified; and

 

c)   investigate and report back options to curb the boat and trailer parking problems facing many residents in the Randwick City Council area.

 

Residents regularly raise concerns with the Council about the impact of trailers being parked in residential streets.  They have often expressed concerns that the parking of trailers reduces the ability for them to park close to their home.  Many of these trailers are boat trailers.

 

This report proposes a method by which the Council can better manage the issue of boat trailer parking.

 

Background

 

There is a boat storage facility currently run by Souths Juniors Fishing Club at Chifley.

 

Opt-in legislation was introduced in 2015 under the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015 and on 1 July 2016, three Councils participated in a trial to implement the provisions of the new legislation.  A number of additional Councils are undertaking community consultation and may seek to opt-in to the boat trailer provisions.

 

During the trial, the participating Council’s identified a number of concerns about the implementation of the provisions and the NSW Office of Local Government has recently issued a Circular (No 17-43 / 21 December 2017) to all Councils to assist in the implementation of the legislation.

 

The Office of Local Government has also developed the Boat Trailer Impounding Guidelines, which provides clarification on the intent and implementation of the legislation and aims to assist Councils in the development of suitable enforcement strategies specific to their area.

 

A copy of the Circular and Guidelines are attached.

 

The Impounding Act, 1993 was amended by the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act.  Council has the option of adopting a process, involving consultation with the local community, ultimately resulting in the introduction of restrictions on Boat Trailer Parking within the Randwick Council area.

 

The changes to the Impounding Act, 1993 were developed to:

 

·           discourage the long term parking of boat trailers on public roads

·           encourage the off-street storage of boat trailers

·           free up on-street parking spaces for local residents.

 

Issues

 

The revised legislation relates only to registered boat trailers. Registered box trailers and caravans are not included. The changes enable Councils to implement tighter management arrangements in relation to registered boat trailers that may otherwise be parking lawfully on public roads. The Council may choose the locations where it enforces the legislation.

 

When the new powers are applied, boat trailers:

 

a)     Must be moved at least every 28 days, and

b)     Must be moved at least one street block.

 

If the boat trailer does not move, as detailed above, the Council must provide the registered owner of the boat trailer with 15 days’ Notice before possibly impounding the trailer.  Council has the option of establishing a charge for the release of an impounded item. 

 

Should Council support the application of the new powers, the following procedure must be followed before the new powers can be enforced, namely:

 

1.     Council must appropriately consult with the community.

 

2.     Once the community have been consulted, Council must formally adopt its final position and publish its position in NSW Government Gazette, identifying areas where the new powers will apply.

 

Enforcement of the new powers can commence after the Notice is published in the NSW Government Gazette.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:       Integrated and Accessible Transport.

Direction 9d:      Residential amenity is protected by appropriate traffic management.

Direction 9e:      Parking is managed to balance convenience against reduce car reliance.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There would be some ranger staff resources required to enforce the processes initially, however, they will be funded from the current operating budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Given the constant level of concern by numbers of residents, over many years, regarding the parking of boats in residential streets, it is considered appropriate to utilise the amended legislation to address these concerns.

 

Recommendation

 

That the Council:

 

1.     Endorse the proposal to declare the whole of the Randwick Council area a “Declared Area” for the purposes of the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015.

 

2.     Initiate community consultation regarding this issue in accordance with the Community Consultation Principles

 

3.     Report the results of the community consultation back to Council with a view to commencing implementation of the provisions of the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015 as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Circular Boat Trailers 17-43

 

2.

Impounding act - boat trailer guidelines - November 2017_0

 

 

 

 


Circular Boat Trailers 17-43

Attachment 1

 

 


Impounding act - boat trailer guidelines - November 2017_0

Attachment 2