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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

MINUTES OF Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 24 July 2018 AT 6:04 p.m.

 

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 (from 9.14pm) & D Said

 

East Ward                                            -    Councillors T Bowen, M Matson &

                                                              B Roberts

 

West Ward                                           -    Councillors H Stavrinos & P Veitch

 

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

 

 

Officers Present:

Acting General Manager                                    Mr J Frangoples

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

Manager Community Development                     Ms T Mok

Communications Manager                                 Mr J Hay

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Seng. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Matson.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences

 

Nil.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 26 June 2018

178/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Tuesday 26 June 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 the minutes being amended to remove Cr Seng from the division on page 7 of the minutes as he had left the meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

 

(a)    All Liberal Councillors declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in item NM59/18 as the speaker on this matter is a former member of the Liberal Party.

 

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:

 

MM37/18   Coogee Surf Life Saving Club - Take 3 for the Sea

 

For                      Ms Susan Lever

 

 

NM55/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Authorisation of Mobile Phone Antenna Locations

 

For                      Mr David Malouf

 

 

NM57/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Parker - Proposed Naming of a section of Arthur Byrne Reserve

 

For                      Mr Peter McIntosh

 

NM59/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reducing risk of collision between buses and residents exiting driveways on Carrington Road, Coogee

 

For                      Ms Lucy Clothier

 

NM60/18   Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reverse previous resolution to retain homemade rope swings in the Albie Place reserve in Randwick

 

For                      Mr Stef Flegman

 

 

NR4/18     MOTION OF RESCISISON MOTION SUBMITTED BY CRS ANDREWS, D’SOUZA & DA ROCHA – KERB RAMP RETROFITTING

 

               Against            Ms Lisa Belcher

 

CP33/18    LA PEROUSE MUSEUM

 

               Against             Mr Charles Abela

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.45pm and was resumed at 7.00pm.

 

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

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

 

MM35/18  Mayoral Minute - Waiving of Fees - Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kensington Community Fair (F2018/00096)

179/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council vote $9,488.00 to cover the application fee and Traffic Management Plan for Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School’s community fair and funds be charged to the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

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

 

c)     the Mayor or the Mayor’s representative be given the opportunity to address the activity on behalf of Council; and

 

d)     the fair organiser be advised to take reasonable steps to reduce the use of single use plastics at its event.

 

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

 

 

 

MM36/18  Mayoral Minute - NSW Police Force & International Students' Beach Soccer Day - Proposed Waiving of Fees (F2018/00096)

180/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council vote $2,500.00 as a one-off grant and waive the fees totalling $2,018.00 associated with hosting the International Beach Soccer Day at Coogee Beach to be held on Sunday 23 September 2018. The funds to be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     NSW Police be requested to appropriately and prominently acknowledge   and promote Council’s contribution to the International Beach Soccer Day; and

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

MM37/18  Mayoral Minute - Coogee Surf Life Saving Club - Take 3 for the Sea (F2018/00096)

181/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a.   Council vote $928.00 to cover the waste management fee and funds be charged to the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

b.   the organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the activity;

 

c.   the Mayor or the Mayor’s representative be given the opportunity to address the activity on behalf of Council; and

 

d.   the organiser be given the opportunity to have a stall at the Eco-living Fair.

 

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

 

 

 

MM38/18  Mayoral Minute - Coogee Surf Life Saving Club - Coogee Dippers (Autism) Program (F2018/00096)

182/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     a one-off grant to the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club to hold the Coogee Dippers (Autism) Program be granted and $5,000.00 be allocated from the 2018-19 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 the Mayor’s representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

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

 

 

 

MM39/18  Mayoral Minute - Filipino Cultural and Arts Festival - Proposed Waiving of Fees (F2018/00096)

183/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)     Council votes $3,020.00 to cover the fees associated with the Filipino Cultural and Arts Festival to be held on Sunday 28 October 2018 at Alison Park, Randwick, the funds to be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     the Filipino Australian Community Association, Eastern Sydney (FACAES) be requested to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote council’s contribution to the Filipino Cultural and Arts Festival;

 

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

 

d)     the organiser be advised to take reasonable steps to reduce the use of single use plastics at its event.

 

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

 

 

 

MM40/18  Mayoral Minute - A National Act of Recognition - Request for Financial Assistance (F2017/07396)

184/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council makes a donation of $1,000.00 to the ‘A National Act of Recognition’ Fund as a contribution towards to the Project’s incidental expenses, to be allocated from the 2018/19 Council Contingency Fund.

 

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

 

 

 

MM41/18  Mayoral Minute - Commemorative Statue at the Cenotaph, Maroubra (F2011/00406)

185/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that:

 

a)  Council support the proposal to install a statue of a WW1 Soldier at the Maroubra Cenotaph on Anzac Parade, Maroubra;

 

b)  Council approve a $2,000 financial contribution towards the project to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund; and

 

c)  Maroubra RSL Sub-Branch undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the activity.

 

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

 

 

 

MM42/18  Mayoral Minute - Blak Markets La Perouse - Request for Financial Assistance (F2015/00397)

186/18

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr L Shurey) that Council contribute funding of $7,500.00 for a Blak Markets Event at Bare Island on 30 September 2018, with the funds coming from the Council Contingency Fund.

 

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

 

 

Urgent Business

 

Nil.

 

General Manager's Reports

 

 

GM17/18  General Manager's Report - Councillor Professional Development (F2008/00459)

187/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Veitch) that this matter be deferred for a Councillor briefing session to allow Councillors to consider further information on this matter.

 

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

 

 

 

GM18/18  General Manager's Report - Mayor and Councillor Representation on Proposed Advisory Committees - Digital Strategy Committee and Protecting Public Places Committee (F2018/00315)

188/18

RESOLUTION: (Neilson/Hamilton) that:

 

a)     the Mayor and Councillors Parker, Veitch, Hamilton and Andrews be nominated as representatives on the proposed Digital Strategy Committee; and

 

b)     the Mayor and Councillors Said, Matson, Stavrinos and Da Rocha be nominated as representatives on the proposed Protecting Public Places Committee.

 

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

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

 

CP30/18   Director City Planning Report - Enabling the Uptake of Electric Vehicles Across the Eastern Suburbs (F2012/00398)

189/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Neilson) that Council

 

a)     endorses the 3-Council Regional Environment Program’s project for the installation of public electric vehicle charging stations and approves the 4 locations for these facilities to be installed in Randwick; and

 

b)     approves the funding of two of these four public electric vehicle charging stations from the environmental levy budget at a cost of approximately $30,000.00 per location.

 

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

 

 

 

CP31/18   Director City Planning Report - 2018-19 Community Partnerships Funding Program - Recommended Allocations (F2008/00139)

190/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council approve funds totalling $112,490.00 to be allocated to the organisations listed in Attachment One of this report.

 

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

 

 

 

CP32/18   Director City Planning Report - Proposed Changes to the Council's Australia Day Community Service Awards Program & Delivery of  Australia Day Events (F2017/00118)

191/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Stavrinos) that Council endorse:

 

a)     the proposed changes to the Australia Day Community Services Awards Program;

 

b)     the suite of strategies listed in the report to increase the number of nominations for the Council’s future Awards Program; and

 

c)     Option 4 as the preferred option for the delivery of Australia Day events.

 

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

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Bowen

 

Councillor Da Rocha

 

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

 

 

Total (13)

Total (1)

 

AMENDMENT: (Veitch/Matson) that Option 2 be the preferred option for the delivery of Australia Day events. LOST.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Matson

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Da Rocha

 

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Roberts

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

 

Total (3)

Total (11)

 

 

 

CP33/18   Director City Planning Report - La Perouse Museum (F2017/00418)

192/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Council endorse:

 

a)     the draft Business Plan;

 

b)     the proposed activities and programs and associated funding;

 

c)     the funding contribution and the joint application with UNSW for the ARC grant funding; and

 

d)     a presentation on what is in the business plan being given to the community at the La Perouse Museum with relevant feedback being taken on board for future reference by the Museum Curator and Council staff.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

(a)    the draft business plan be deferred to the next Council meeting to allow for further clarification and consultation with members of the local community who have taken a long term interest in this matter;

 

b)     Council endorse the proposed activities and programs and associated funding; and

 

c)     Council endorse the funding contribution and the joint application with UNSW for the ARC grant funding. LOST.

 

AMENDMENT: (Roberts/Seng) that Council proceed with the application for the ARC grant funding and defer clauses (a) and (b) for public consultation with a report to be brought back to Council in one month. LOST.

 

 

 

CP34/18   Director City Planning Report - Report for Variation to Development Standard under SEPP NO.1 and Clause 4.6 - 5th May 2018 - 13th July 2018 (F2008/00122)

193/18

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

 

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

 

Director City Services Reports

 

 

CS27/18   Director City Services Report - Proposed Water Stations Along the Coastal Walkway (F2008/00522)

194/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that the proposal to install an additional 9 water stations along the southern sections of the coastal walkway be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

CS28/18   Director City Services Report - Street Garden Policy and Guidelines (F2018/00166)

195/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that Council:

 

a)     adopt the Street Garden Policy 2018; and

 

b)     acknowledges the Street Garden Guidelines as a supporting document for the new policy.

 

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

 

 

 

CS29/18   Director City Services Report - Kensington Centennial Park Floodplain Management Committee (PROJ/10059/2014)

196/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that:

 

a)     the Updated Draft Kensington Centennial Park Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan be placed on public exhibition for 28 days;

 

b)     a workshop to receive community feedback be organised; and

 

c)     Council officers report back to Council on the outcomes of the public consultation.

 

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

 

 

 

CS30/18   Director City Services Report - Clovelly Catchment Floodplain Committee (F2017/00357)

197/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Andrews) that:

 

a)     the report be received and noted; and

 

b)     Cr Neilson be nominated as the one (1) elected representative for the Clovelly Floodplain Management Committee.

 

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

 

 

 

CS31/18   Director City Services Report - Street Library Box Outside Chifley Public School - In-Kind Assistance (F2012/00318)

198/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that:

 

a)        Randwick Council support the Soroptimist International – Randwick/Eastern Suburbs Club with in-kind assistance by providing the materials and labour to construct and install the street library box at Chifley Public School; and

 

b)     the Soroptimist International – Randwick/Eastern Suburbs Club acknowledge Council’s contributions to the street library box.

 

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

 

 

 

CS32/18   Director City Services Report - Newmarket Randwick - Proposed Naming of New Streets and Public Park (DA/88/2016)

199/18

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Matson) that Council seek input from the Local La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council on the proposed names for the public park and new public roads as part of the Newmarket Randwick Development and bring a report back listing all proposed names to Council for further consideration.

 

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

 

Note: Councillor D’Souza arrived at this point in the meeting, the time being 9.14pm.

 

Director Corporate Services Reports

 

 

CO39/18   Director Corporate Services Report - Investment Report - June 2018 (F2015/06527)

200/18

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

 

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

 

 

 

CO40/18   Director Corporate Services Report - Contingency Fund - Status as at 30 June 2018 (F2017/07396)

201/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that the status of the contingency funds allocations for 2017-18 and 2018-19, be noted.

 

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

 

 

 

CO41/18   Director Corporate Services Report - 2017-18 Funding Carry Over Schedule (F2017/00401)

202/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that the 2017-18 funding Carry Over Schedule be adopted as per Attachment A.

 

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

 

Petitions

 

Nil.

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice

 

 

NM53/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Notification of Respite Package for Randwick LGA Residents Affected by South East Light Rail Out of Hours Construction Noise (F2015/00095)

203/18

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

 

1.     notes that in 2017, the Hon Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, offered Randwick LGA residents affected by out of hours construction work on the South East Light Rail line a number of support measures including:

 

·    Reimbursement of up to $200.00 for alternative accommodation during night time construction work;

·    An offer by Transport for NSW to arrange accommodation directly, avoiding the need for reimbursement;

·    Additional accommodation in special circumstances, decided on a case by case basis;

·    Installation of blinds and double glazing for residents on Doncaster Ave impacted by the lights and noise of the Light Rail stabling yard;

 

2.     notes that many residents are still unaware of the respite packages being offered, as they are not detailed on CBD and South East Light Rail Notifications of out of hours work;

 

3.     writes to Transport for NSW to request that double glazing, ventilation and air conditioning be offered to all residents affected by out of hours construction noise and on an ongoing basis as a consequence of the operations of the light rail stabling yard behind Doncaster Avenue; and

 

4.     writes to the NSW Government to request that full details of the respite packages are provided on all weekly notifications until the completion of the South East Light Rail, so residents are able to benefit from the package being offered.

 

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

 

AMENDMENT: (Hamilton/Stavrinos) that Randwick City Council:

 

1.     notes that in 2017, the Hon Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, offered Randwick LGA residents affected by out of hours construction work on the South East Light Rail line a number of support measures including:

 

·    Reimbursement of up to $200 for alternative accommodation during night time construction work;

·    An offer by Transport for NSW to arrange accommodation directly, avoiding the need for reimbursement;

·    Additional accommodation in special circumstances, decided on a case by case basis;

·    Installation of blinds and double glazing for residents on Doncaster Ave impacted by the lights and noise of the Light Rail stabling yard;

 

2.         writes to Transport for NSW to request that double glazing be offered to residents affected by out of hours construction noise; and

 

3.       letterbox drop the entire area affected and collect responses to determine the assistance residents require. 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)

 

 

 

NM54/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Open Spaces and Greener Sydney - Application for Funding (F2005/00923)

204/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Roberts) that Council:

 

a)   acknowledge that on the 1st April, 2018 the NSW State Government announced its $290 Million “Open Spaces & Greener Sydney” package aimed at increasing Green Space, creating new playgrounds and opening up school playgrounds during holidays; and

 

b)   apply for funding under this program, so as to increase green space and to build/improve playgrounds within the Randwick LGA.

 

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

 

 

 

NM55/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Authorisation of Mobile Phone Antenna Locations (F2004/06429)

205/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews)

 

Background

 

TPG Telecom has begun building a new 4G mobile network in Australia with installation well underway in Sydney and Melbourne.  The network will comprise a network of small cell sites located closer together than previous networks and fibre. 

 

Within the Randwick local government area, the small cell sites are planned to be placed on Ausgrid’s power poles in accordance with an agreement between the 2 parties. TPG advises the proposed works are considered to be a Low Impact Development under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018. These low impact facilities are exempt from requiring approval under State laws.

 

Telecommunication companies are required to operate in accordance with the Telecommiunications Act 1997 which is federal legislation.  However, their networks have the potential to impact local communities.

 

Following the commencement of the network rollout, community members have expressed concerns about the potential health impacts that can be attributed to small cell antennas.    

 

Motion

 

That Council:

 

a)     acknowledge the concerns raised by Randwick City residents in relation to the installation of Mobile Phone Antennas on power lines throughout various locations in Randwick City;

 

b)     write to the Federal Minister for Communications, the Hon. Mitch Fifield requesting that Local Governments be given greater authority as to the placement of these antennas within local government areas;

 

c)     forward this as a motion to the LGNSW annual conference; and

 

d)     hold a councillor briefing on this matter to allow Councillors to be better informed on this important issue.

 

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

 

 

 

NM56/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Traffic and Parking Study - Randwick Racecourse  (F2007/00029)

206/18

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Neilson) that Council:

 

a)   write to the ATC outlining its concerns with the proposal to build a new AFL Training Ground (The Size of the MCG) in the centre of Randwick Racecourse as such a proposal will only create greater parking stress to residents in Kensington and Randwick particularly on race days and on days when the Racecourse is used for other events; and

 

b)   request that the proposal for the training ground include adequate parking which is to be made available to patrons on race days and during semesters & school times to students at the UNSW and to parents/teachers from Kensington Public School.

 

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

 

 

 

NM57/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Parker - Proposed Naming of a Section of Arthur Byrne Reserve (F2004/06876)

207/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Andrews) that Council resolves to add a place name, ‘Barry Rodgers’ to the section of Arthur Byrne Reserve between Maroubra SLSC and McKeon St, Maroubra Beach.

 

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

 

 

 

NM58/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Ausgrid Monopoly in the Undergrounding of Power Lines (F2004/08164)

208/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Stavrinos)

 

Background

 

Ausgrid has been granted a distributor’s licence by the Minister for Energy and Utilities’ under the Electricity Supply Act,1995.  This licence creates a virtual monopoly to manage the energy distribution network across the eastern Sydney region.  Through Ausgrid’s policies and the onerous requirements associated with contestable works, it has become cost prohibitive for developers to underground powerlines when Council attaches conditions to development consents.  Subsequently, such conditions are often overturned in the Land & Environment Court and the public domain benefits are not realised.

 

Motion

 

That Council:

 

1)       Attempts to bring down the prohibitive cost of undergrounding power lines by lobbying the NSW State Government to amend the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015, to end the effective monopoly that Ausgrid has as a result of the regulatory and legislative framework in undertaking these works;

 

2)       That Council submits the motion below to the next Local Government NSW conference.

 

“Local Government NSW attempts to bring down the prohibitive cost of undergrounding power lines by lobbying the NSW State Government to amend the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015 to end the monopoly that Ausgrid has as a result of the regulatory and legislative framework in undertaking these works.”

 

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

 

 

 

NM59/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reducing Risk of Collision Between Buses and Residents Exiting Driveways on Carrington Road, Coogee (F2004/06184)

209/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Veitch) that Council investigates options for safely reducing the risk of collision between south travelling cars, buses and cyclists with those of cars exiting driveways on the east side of Carrington Road north of the Bream Street intersection and south of the Alison Road intersection.

 

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

 

 

 

NM60/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Matson - Reverse Previous Resolution to Retain Homemade Rope Swings in the Albi Place Reserve in Randwick (F2004/08218)

210/18

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Stavrinos) that Council sets aside its previous resolution and resolves for reasons of safety and liability to remove the two homemade rope swings in the reserve at Albi Place, Randwick in accordance with the original recommendation from Council staff.

 

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

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Luxford

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Matson

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

 

Total (10)

Total (4)

 

 

 

NM61/18  Motion Pursuant to Notice - Notice of Motion from Cr Parker - Proposed Review of the Public Art Strategy (F2009/00424)

211/18

RESOLUTION: (Parker/Hamilton) that Council resolves:

 

1.     to review our Public Art Strategy 2010; and

 

2.     that this future review includes, but not be limited to investigating measures taken by other councils to encourage the private take-up of wall murals.

 

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

 

Note: the meeting was adjourned at 10.17pm and was resumed at 10.25pm.

 

 

Confidential Reports

 

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

 

 

CS33/18   Confidential - Tender for Coogee Bay Road Streetscape Upgrade - T2018-07 (F2017/00148)

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.

212/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Bowen) 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, CA&I Pty Ltd be accepted as the successful tenderer(s) for T2018-07 Coogee Bay Road Streetscapes Upgrade;

 

b)     under Section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 and delegation RT013, the General Manager is authorised enter into a contract on behalf of Council; and

 

c)     unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

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

 

 

 

CS34/18   Confidential - Tender for Mahon Pool Amenities Building Upgrade - T2018-17 (F2018/00217)

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.

213/18

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/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, Magbuild Pty Ltd t/a BDM Constructions be accepted as the successful tenderer for T2018-27 Mahon Pool Amenities building Construction;

 

b)     under Section 377(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 and delegation RT013, the General Manager is authorised enter into a contract on behalf of Council; and

 

c)     unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

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

 

 

 

MM43/18  Confidential - Recruitment Process for General Manager Role (F2018/00338)

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.

214/18

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

 

a)   note the process for the recruitment and selection of the new General Manager as outlined in this Mayoral Minute;

 

b)   appoint a selection panel comprising:

1.  The Mayor

2.  The Deputy Mayor

3.  A Greens Councillor

4.  A Labor Councillor

5.  An Independent Councillor

6.  A Liberal Councillor

7.  A member of Council’s Audit Committee (as an independent advisory member of the panel)

8.  Ms Judith Carpenter (as an independent advisory member of the panel); and

 

c)   note that an Extraordinary Meeting of Council may be called for the purpose of considering a recommendation from the selection panel on the appointment of the new General Manager.

 

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

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Roberts

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Seng

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Matson

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Parker

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

 

 

 

Total (11)

Total (4)

 

AMENDMENT: (Roberts/Hamilton) that Council:

 

a)   note the process for the recruitment and selection of the new General Manager as outlined in this Mayoral Minute;

 

b)   appoint a selection panel comprising:

1.  The Mayor

2.  The Deputy Mayor

3.  An Independent Councillor

4.  A Liberal Councillor

5.  A member of Council’s Audit Committee (as an independent advisory member of the panel)

6.  Ms Judith Carpenter (as an independent advisory member of the panel); and

 

c)   note that an Extraordinary Meeting of Council may be called for the purpose of considering a recommendation from the selection panel on the appointment of the new General Manager. 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)

.

 

 

 

The meeting moved back into open session.

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

 

 

NR4/18     Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion Submitted by Crs Andrews, D'Souza and Da Rocha - Notice of Motion from Cr Roberts - Kerb Ramp Retrofitting (F2013/00125)

 

MOTION: (Andrews/Da Rocha) that the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 26 June 2018 reading as follows:

 

“That:

 

a)     Council note that the program to construct a footpath on at least one side of every street in Randwick is now complete.

 

b)     Council note a significant number of street corners in Randwick do not have kerb ramps, which disadvantages the disabled and those walking young children in strollers and prams.

 

c)     Council resolves to implement a program to fast track and prioritise the retrofitting of kerb ramps on street corners throughout Randwick City Council.

 

d)     funds would be drawn from the footpath maintenance budget and the new footpaths budget.

 

e)     kerbs that are not adversely affected by services, such as underground Telstra cabling, would be prioritised for retrofitting.

 

f)     Council’s Director City Services is given discretion in terms of the budget allocations.

 

g)     Council have an aspirational goal of all corners in Randwick City Council with a footpath, that is not effected by services, to have a kerb ramp by September 2020.”

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED. LOST.

 

 

There being no further business, Her Worship the Mayor, Cr L Shurey, declared the meeting closed at 10.58pm.

 

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 28 August 2018.

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON