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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

Tuesday 22 May 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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street Randwick  on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

MM21/18   Passing of Aboriginal Advisory Committee Member - Aunty Suzanne Bryant... 1

MM22/18   Passing of former Member for Coogee and Minister for Local Government, Mr Ernie Page......................................................................................... 3

MM23/18   Seeking Council support for Randwick Council to participate in the National Garage Sale Trail........................................................................................... 5

MM24/18   Waiving of Fees - Charity Car Show and Shine.......................................... 7

MM25/18   Celebrating 2018 International Day of Yoga.............................................. 9

MM26/18   Deferred Commencement of the NSW Government's New Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code Requested for Randwick City Council........................ 11           

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM21/18

 

Subject:             Passing of Aboriginal Advisory Committee Member - Aunty Suzanne Bryant

Folder No:                   F2009/00285

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

I wish to acknowledge the passing of a highly respected Elder and a member of the Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Aunty Suzanne Bryant, aged 66 years, on 25 March 2018.

 

Issues

 

Suzanne Joy Bryant was born on 28 January 1952, in Macksville on Gumbaynggirr country. Aunty Suzanne grew up in Nambucca Heads on Bellwood mission until her family moved to Sydney where she completed her high school education at Sacred Heart Kincoppal, Rose Bay.

 

Aunty Suzanne loved fashion and as a teenager entered beauty contests in the late 60s and won overseas trips and a course at the prestigious June Dally Watkins School. At her 1968 debutante ball, Aunty Suzanne and 24 other young Aboriginal women were presented to the Prime Minster of the day Sir John Gorton at Sydney Town Hall.

 

At aged 18, Aunty Suzanne became the first Aboriginal air hostess for Ansett Airlines in 1970.  She flew to many of the outback towns: Dubbo, Bourke, Brewarrina and Moree.

 

In 1979, Aunty Suzanne graduated as a primary school teacher and worked for the Department of Education for the next 20 years. She continued to study in her sixties, studying Arts/ Law at UNSW but didn’t finish due to illness.

 

Aunty Suzanne’s achievements is considerable for her generation of Australian women.  Not only was she a strong advocate of social justice issues and of aboriginal arts and culture, Aunty Suzanne contributed to many committees and management boards in her lifetime, including the board of Bangarra Dance Theatre, St Vincent’s Hospital Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Randwick City Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, and the Elders Committee.

 

It was at Randwick Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee that Aunty Suzanne put forward her idea of holding a Corroboree during NAIDOC Week, which was how the Council’s highly popular annual Koojay Corroboree at Coogee Beach was conceived.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Aunty Suzanne was a well-respected community member and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

 

Recommendation

 

That a Minutes silence be held to acknowledge the passing of this incredible La Perouse Elder, Aunty Suzanne.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM22/18

 

Subject:             Passing of former Member for Coogee and Minister for Local Government, Mr Ernie Page

Folder No:                   F2005/00266

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

It is with great sadness that I inform Council of the passing of former local member and Minister for Local Government, Ernie Page who passed away over the weekend.

 

Issues

 

Ernie Page was educated at St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill and the University of New South Wales. He worked as an engineer in the electricity industry before entering state politics, becoming an active member of both the Labor Party and the trade union movement.

 

Ernie was a local Labor icon, being a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1981 to 2003, representing the electorates of Waverley (1981–1991) and Coogee (1991–2003). Ernie also served as a Councillor on Waverley Municipal Council from 1962 to 1987, serving nine of those years as Mayor. Ernie also served as the Minister for Local Government from 1995 through to 1999.

 

Ernie’s outstanding service to his community and to the Australian Labor Party was recognised when he was made a Life Member of New South Wales Branch of Australian Labor Party.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick City and the entire Eastern Suburbs of Sydney have lost one of its greatest ever servants. Council extends its deepest sympathies to Ernie’s extended family.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That a Minutes silence be held to acknowledge the passing of former local member and Minister for Local Government, Ernie Page.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM23/18

 

Subject:             Seeking Council support for Randwick Council to participate in the National Garage Sale Trail

Folder No:                   F2008/00418

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Randwick Council has been supporting and participating in the not-for-profit National Garage Sale Trail since this initiative began in Sydney almost 8 years ago.

 

This report seeks Council approval to continue participating in the National Garage Trail Sale for a further 3 years.

 

Issues

 

The National Garage Sale Trail originated in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in 2010 as a means of encouraging residents to upcycle and re-purpose unwanted household items by organising and selling them in a local garage sale promoted, advertised and supported nationally by all levels of Government.

 

Local government has been a crucial supporter and participant in the National Garage Sale Trail as this ‘re-purposing’ or ‘upcycling’ of unwanted household items has been found to assist in the reduction of illegal dumping or incorrect disposal of many items in household red-lid rubbish bins or via kerbside clean-ups. Local Councils had previously considered organising what were known as ‘Second Hand Saturdays’ as the Council’s own version of local garage sale trails, usually ahead of scheduled clean-up days in their own areas.

 

The advantage of the National Garage Sale Trail is their profile, and their social media platform, used not only by participating households organising local garage sales, but also potential buyers who can download a map or trail guide of garage sales on the day so they can plan ahead for the garage sales in their local area that they would like to visit over the two days of this now annual event. The Trail organisers also assist garage sale organisers with tips, signage that can be downloaded, and more recently survey collection and feedback to Councils via a highly regarded third party research and survey company. This firm conducts and collates feedback and survey details back to the National Garage Sale Trail. 

 

Randwick’s data and survey results show there were approximately 156 participating households, schools or groups and 3,850 shoppers utilising the garage sales in the local government area. Approximately 22 per cent of items available were sold, of which 52 per cent was furniture with equal shares covering unwanted toys and children’s items, clothing, accessories and shoes and books, art and music.

 

Survey results show the main motivation for garage sales were to re-use (upcycle) unwanted items (83%), to declutter (77%), or to make some money (64%). Twenty per cent of garage sales were due to moving house and 16% indicated they like garage sales as a way of meeting their neighbours.

 

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost of participating in the National Garage Sale Trail for the 3 years, 2018 to 2020 is $7,500 per annum (excluding GST) re is no direct financial impact for this matter. Discussions between Sustainability and Waste Operations have confirmed the availability of this funding from the waste education budget of the domestic waste levy.

 

Conclusion

 

The National Garage Sale Trail continues to be building participation across local government in Australia to assist householders and local buyers to on-sell unwanted household items via their National Garage Sale Trail which now extends over a full weekend in October each year.

 

With increased promotion across Council’s social media platform it is likely that an increased household participation could be facilitated each year of the National Garage Sale Trail.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approves participation in the National Garage Sale Trail for the next 3 years, 2018 to 2020 at a total cost of $7,500 per annum.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM24/18

 

Subject:             Waiving of Fees - Charity Car Show and Shine

Folder No:                   F2018/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from Mr Richard Gutteridge and Mr Colin Drane requesting Council support for the “Maroubra Charity Car Show and Shine” to be held in Broadarrow Reserve on Sunday 16 September 2018.

 

Issues

 

The event will include approximately 100 vintage and hot rod cars on display.  Each car will pay an entry fee and prizes will be awarded on the day in different categories.  The event will also include food stalls, sausage sizzle and a jumping castle. Attendees will be asked for a gold coin donation and all monies raised will go to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.  The hospital will also have a stall at the event.  The organisers have liaised with the Local Area Command Maroubra Police and they are supportive of this event.  Mr Gutteridge has requested support towards staging the event and other necessary infrastructure requirements. The $1000 contribution will go towards insurance and prizes on the day.   It is noted that Mr Gutteridge is an employee of Council. 

 

The following support has been requested:

 

Type

In-Kind/

Contribution

Amount

Application Fee and park usage

In Kind

$598.00

30 barricades

In Kind

$1,110.30

60 legs

In Kind

$555.60

75 star pickets

In Kind

$495.75

1 box safety tape

In-Kind

$59.80

10 x 240lt sulo bins supply and remove

In-Kind

$890.00

8 long tables

In-Kind

$8.00

30 chairs

In-Kind

$32.40

Monetary donation

Contribution

$1,000

 

TOTAL:

$4,749.85

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3,749.85 in-kind and $1,000 contribution to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that this charity event is a community event that will be well patronised by the local residents, who will enjoy the family friendly day.   It is recommended that Council support this event by waiving the associated fees.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council assist with funding the event by providing $4,749.85 ($3,749.85 in-kind and $1,000 contribution)  to cover the fees associated with hosting the Maroubra Charity Car Show and Shine to be held in Broadarrow Reserve on Sunday 16 September 2018;

 

b)     The event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and

 

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM25/18

 

Subject:             Celebrating 2018 International Day of Yoga

Folder No:                   F2009/00346

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Councillors Ted Seng, Noel D’Souza, Carlos da Rocha and I met with the Indian Consul General on 15 May 2018, to discuss how we can support the local Indian communities, including university students and businesses working and living in Randwick City. 

 

We touched on a broad range of topics.  There was general agreement that the local Indian Community is already successfully integrated into Australia’s multicultural society.  Many Australians have visited India, and many more others are familiar with many aspects of Indian culture.  The Consul General subsequently invited my fellow councillors, any interested residents and I to participate in a yoga session to be held at their office premises on 21 June to mark International Day of Yoga. 

 

As it is not convenient for many of us to attend the Consul General’s city-based event, I thought it would be a wonderful way to mark International Day of Yoga with a free community yoga class at one of our main beaches.

 

Issues

 

Background

The UN General Assembly, in response to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal, declared 21 June as International Day of Yoga. The UN resolution recognises yoga practice is beneficial for the health of the world population. A total of 175 nations celebrate this day to raise awareness of the benefits of practising yoga

 

Proposal

I have had preliminary discussions with the relevant council officers and am advised that it is possible for Council to hold a free community yoga event on Thursday, 21 June 2018 on Maroubra Beach, to be led by local yoga instructors.  The event will be scheduled to welcome the sunrise (7am) and can be designed to cater to diverse age groupings and according to practice ability. 

 

The Council has on several occasions held free yoga and tai chi classes for its local community to encourage participation and promote health and wellbeing outcomes.  On each of these occasions, the classes are greatly appreciated and well attended by our City’s residents.  

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3000 which will be funded from the 2017-18 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

I strongly believe that this community event will make a positive statement to one of Australia’s major trading partner and also promote and acknowledge one of India’s popular cultural exports being practiced by millions across the globe.  This is particularly so when the event is held on the designated International Day of Yoga.  In addition, our local residents will benefit from a gentle and healthy exercise class held at one of our beautiful beaches on a winter’s morning.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council vote $3,000 from the 2017-18 Council Contingency Fund as a one off to cover the costs of the International Day of Yoga, to be held on Thursday 21 June 2018.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      22 May 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM26/18

 

Subject:             Deferred Commencement of the NSW Government's New Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code Requested for Randwick City Council

Folder No:                   F2017/00530

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The NSW Government has recently introduced a new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code to take effect from 6 July 2018. The new Housing Code is state-wide and will enable a range of medium density housing forms including new dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces on lot sizes of 450sqm or more to be subdivided in the R2 Low Density Residential Zone as complying development.

 

The Minster for Planning recently announced the deferred commencement of the new Housing Code for City of Ryde until 1 July 2019 or until such time as Ryde Council has undertaken the development of a new Local Housing Strategy and Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

 

This Minute seeks support from the Minister for Planning for a deferment in the commencement of the new Housing Code in Randwick City Council to align with Council’s preparation of the Local Housing Strategy and the new LEP. The requested deferment does not affect the current LEP review on minimum subdivision lot sizes as the proposed LEP amendment only applies to existing and approved dual occupancy development.

 

Potential impacts of the new Housing Code

 

According to the analysis undertaken by the Department of Planning and Environment, approximately 8,500 additional lots may be eligible for dual occupancy development under the new Housing Code. A large number of these eligible lots are located in the southern part of Randwick City, in particular, in the suburbs of Maroubra, Matraville and Malabar. These southern suburbs are largely zoned for low density residential purposes and are not well serviced by frequent public transport, with households largely relying on private transportation. The proposed light rail extension to Maroubra Junction is yet to be announced and may not play an effective role in meeting the growing demand as the CBD and South East Light Rail service is expected to operate at full capacity from the commencement of operations.    

 

Deferment in the commencement of the new Housing Code

 

Given the potential increase in density associated with the new Housing Code in Council’s low density residential areas, it is recommended that a deferment in the commencement of the new Housing Code be considered to better coordinate with other planning processes, including Council’s preparation of the Local Housing Strategy (to be commenced in July 2018) and a new LEP to respond to the housing strategy, in accordance with the three-year timeframe required by the Eastern City District Plan.

 

The Local Housing Strategy will identify opportunities to increase housing supply, housing mix and affordable housing to meet the diverse needs of our community. As an outcome of sound community engagement, the Strategy will clearly identify where different types of residential development (low, medium and high density) could be suitably located and adequately supported by local infrastructure (e.g. open space, transport, community facilities and schools).

 

New Planning Proposals for residential development

 

It is Council’s general position that spot rezoning is not the most efficient or time effective means of achieving a review of the planning controls for small individual sites.  It is therefore recommended that new planning proposals for residential development not be assessed or progressed until such time as local planning has been undertaken and appropriate strategies (e.g. Local Housing Strategy or town centre strategies such as the K2K Town Centre Strategy) are in place to ensure local infrastructure is sufficient to accommodate any increases in population that may result from additional residential development in the LGA.

 

Proposed LEP amendment – Minimum Subdivision Lot Sizes

 

The proposed LEP amendment to allow for attached dual occupancies in the R2 zone with a development consent granted prior to 6 July 2018 to be subdivided on small lots is currently underway with the Gateway determination issued on 10 May 2018. The requested deferment will not affect the current LEP review process as the proposed LEP amendment only applies to existing and approved dual occupancy development.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorse writing to the NSW Minister for Planning, seeking support for a deferment in the commencement of the new Housing Code for Randwick City Council and a freeze on consideration of any new planning proposals until such time as Council has undertaken the Local Housing Strategy and a comprehensive review of its LEP and suitable supporting infrastructure is in place.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil