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Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

Tuesday 28 August 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                                                                                                  28 August 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, 28 August 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

MM44/18   Request to waive fees for La Perouse Education Fund................................ 1

MM45/18   La Perouse Public School - Request for Assistance..................................... 5

MM46/18   RH Dougherty Awards 2018................................................................... 7

MM47/18   Proposed Expansion of Community Partnership ...................................... 11

MM48/18   Street Lighting - 'Lighting the Way' project............................................. 13

MM49/18   NSW Nurses and Midwives Association Campaign..................................... 15

MM50/18   Cruise ship terminal proposal for Yarra Bay and Molineaux Point................. 17

MM51/18   Coogee Beach BBQ - Wattle Day 2018 - National Day of Action - Waiver of Fee 21

MM52/18   Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce - Request for donation.......................... 23

MM53/18   Annual Des Renford Chair of Hearts Research Family Gala and Charity Day - Use of Des Renford Leisure Centre............................................................. 25

MM54/18   Proposed Marine Park - Hawkesbury Shelf Bioregion................................ 27            

 

 

 

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM44/18

 

Subject:             Request to waive fees for La Perouse Education Fund

Folder No:                   F2017/00418

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The Lapérouse Education Fund promotes educational exchange between France and Australia in the context and in the spirit of the French Enlightenment and the scientific discoveries of Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse.


The Lapérouse Education Fund have requested the use of the meeting room and function spaces at La Perouse Museum to conduct their various fundraising events and committee meetings and they are requesting that Council waive the fees for the venue hire. For the majority of these bookings the Museum is open so there is no additional cost to Council. On occasion their request would require opening the Museum out of standard operating hours.

 

Issues

 

The Lapérouse Education Fund Committee require ongoing use of the La Perouse to support their fundraising events and activities. Funds raised from the Lapérouse Education Fund go towards the educational scholarships they provide each year to Australian University Science/Engineering students who travel to France for a 6 month semester.

 

Given the fund has an association with Lapérouse and France it is appropriate for them to be given access to hold up to 6 events at the Museum at no charge. This is in-line with the waiving of fees provided to the Friends of Lapérouse Museum to hold their events.

 

The associated costs for 6 bookings is as follows:

 

Venue hire (in-kind waiving of fees) = $4200.00

Staffing costs (out of hours access) = $800.00

 

The staffing fee includes allowing access to the venue, event supervision and any assistance required with set up and pack down of the event.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council for 6 bookings over a calendar year will be $5000.00.  This will be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

The Lapérouse Education Fund would like to continue to use the La Perouse Museum for meetings and events throughout the calendar year. The Lapérouse Education Fund is a stakeholder group who raise funds for the purposes of education. Given the namesake and the links to the French explorer and to France it is appropriate that this group be given access to use the Museum for meetings and fundraising activities up until such time that the Museum closes for upgrade. It is recommended that Council support 6 allocated bookings by the Lapérouse Education fund over the 2018 and 2019 calendar year.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $5000.00 to cover the cost of venue hire and staffing for up to 6 bookings with 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 advised to take reasonable steps to reduce the use of single use plastics at its event. 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Waive of hire fees request from Laperouse Education Fund - Nicole Forrest-Green

 

 

 

 


Waive of hire fees request from Laperouse Education Fund - Nicole Forrest-Green

Attachment 1

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM45/18

 

Subject:             La Perouse Public School - Request for Assistance

Folder No:                   F2018/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

La Perouse Public School has written to Council requesting assistance towards their Sesquicentennial Anniversary to be held on Sunday 4 November 2018 in the school grounds.

 

Issues

 

The Principal of La Perouse Public School has advised that they are only a small school and would appreciate any assistance that the Council can give to ensure a successful event.  The following support has been requested:

 

Donation of plants for give-way                   $500.00

Donation of banner                                   $350.00

Supply and Removal of 10 sulo bins

  @ $91.00 per bin                                    $910.00

Food Stalls x 12 @ $85.00 each                   $1,020.00

Total:                                                                  $2,780.00

 

The La Perouse Public School has also requested assistance with maintenance of the school grounds leading up to the event and support in promoting the event through the Mayor’s Column.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implications to Council is $2,780.00, to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that this event is a significant event on the school’s calendar and will be well attended by the community.  It is recommended that Council support this worthwhile community event.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $2,780.00 towards the staging of this event and funds be charged to the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

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

 

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM46/18

 

Subject:             RH Dougherty Awards 2018

Folder No:                   F2018/01118

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The RH Dougherty Awards, hosted by Local Government NSW and judged by communications experts, recognise outstanding communication by councils to their local communities.

 

The awards are held annually during Local Government Week and are open to all Councils in New South Wales.

 

On Thursday 2 August 2018, Randwick Council – specifically the Communications and Sustainability teams – was the recipient of three awards:

 

·      WINNER Reporting to the Community for Randwick E-news

·      WINNER Innovation in Special Events for Best Gift in the World Christmas Campaign and Market

·      JOINT WINNER Excellence in Communication for the Rock Fishing Safety campaign

 

Further Information

 

WINNER Reporting to the Community

Randwick City Council issues eNews, a community newsletter created for and sent via email each Wednesday to an audience of 46,000 residents. Over the years, Council has steadily built its eNews audience database, all of whom have opted to receive Council news this way.

 

With a consistent average open rate of 36% and an average click rate of 24.4% – a figure way above industry benchmarks of 26.33% and 3.62% respectively – eNews is one of Randwick City Council’s most successful and widely-read forms of communication.

 

We’ve shown innovation within the realms of eNews; in May 2018, during the consultation period for our 2018-19 draft Budget and Operational Plan, we produced ten localised versions of eNews, containing a ‘suburb at a glance’ box as well as planned highlights for that area, and a link to further information.

 

Making use of the data we hold on each resident, we were able to create segments and broadcast location-specific content to those that live there, ensuring communication is targeted, relevant and well thought out. The average open rate for these segmented emails was a pleasing 41.1%, with a generic version (sent to those we do not have suburb data for) still receiving a healthy 36% open rate.

 

The judges noted that Randwick E-news was “informative, well laid out, innovative and followed the KISS system - simply well done.”

 


 

WINNER Innovation in Special Events

Organised by Council’s sustainability and strategic waste staff, Randwick’s Best Gift Christmas promotes Christmas gifts that have a life beyond the Christmas season and aims to lower the environmental impact of households and individuals.

In 2017, Council ‘upped the ante’ on our Best Gift Christmas campaign with a decision to organise the Best Gift in the World Christmas market, inviting local artisans and artists who make environmentally friendly products to sell these to eastern suburbs householders ahead of the Christmas rush.

 

The secondary aim was to raise awareness about sustainable gift choices; connect residents with local businesses, artists, artisans, producers, social enterprises and entrepreneurs; to encourage upcycling and recycling; and offer a local, low-impact shopping environment.

 

Council made extensive use of its various social media tools to promote the market to potential stallholders and promote the event to residents. Ads were also placed in the Southern Courier and the Beast, calling for local artisans and producers.

 

Forty-five fete stalls and other infrastructure were installed for the two-day event. Food trucks offering low or ‘no’ waste food packaging were an integral part of the event, and the coffee cart sold coffee in reusable cups supplied and washed by Council staff.

 

Overall, stall-holders reported a very healthy level of sales, were overwhelmingly complimentary of the Council for the initiative and indicated they wanted to be involved in future Best Gift Christmas markets.

 

Judges said, “The Randwick entry seized an opportunity on behalf of its community to capitalise on Christmas giving and provide opportunities for local residents to acquire or sell some unique Christmas gifts. The community involvement that resulted provided another perspective to Christmas.”

 

JOINT WINNER Excellence in Communication

In the past decade or so, 18 people have died rock fishing in Randwick City. Over 100 have died in NSW. Anecdotally from local knowledge, hundreds of people have died rock fishing Randwick’s coastline from Clovelly to La Perouse in the past century.

 

Every one of these deaths touches our community.

 

All 18 in the past decade have been men – dads, brothers, husbands and sons. It devastates the family and affects those emergency service personnel tasked with searching and retrieving.

 

Our goal is to reduce and eliminate rock fishing deaths.

 

Randwick City Council developed a Rock Fishing Safety Communication Strategy. This plan was localised and designed to complement a state-wide general communication plan run by the State Government’s NSW Justice Department.

 

The strategy focused on practical immediate actions to improve safety for those considered most at risk – beginner rock fishers and those already fishing the rocks without lifejackets.

 

The strategy involved two key elements:

·      Signage at key locations about the new legislation.

·      A series of free rock fishing workshops run by a well-known professional rock fishing guide with tips on becoming a better fisher. Every participant that attended the workshop received a free lifejacket.

 

Signage was installed at key locations determined in consultation with the rock fishing community.

 

In regards to the workshops, the communication strategy involved targeting those with a direct interest in rock fishing through a mix of traditional print media in local newspapers, digital website advertising, social media advertising and ‘organic’ promotion using rock fishing networks, across social media and through tackle shops.

 

A well-known professional rock fisher named Alex Bellissimo was engaged to run the workshops. Alex was chosen as he is Sydney’s only professional rock and beach guide, he has a high profile in the fishing industry and he’s strongly committed to making the sport safer.

 

Flyers were produced in English, simplified Chinese and Korean and distributed by Rangers and Marine Area Command Police Officers directly to rock fishers found during the moratorium period not wearing a lifejacket. The campaign was advertised electronically via News Ltd’s online NewsXtend platform. This involved targeting website users who were male and interested in fishing or adventure.

 

In total 222 people attended the three workshops held in October and November 2017 and lifejackets were distributed free of charge to all workshop participants aged 16 years and older who successfully completed the workshop.

 

The program was a partnership with the NSW Department of Justice, NSW Fisheries, Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW and Alex Bellissimo Rock & Beach Charters.

 

Judges commented that the campaign was “an important message with a very specific audience. A unique take on a serious message."

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 3:       An informed and engaged community.

Direction 3a:      Effective communication methods and technology are used to share information and provide services.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Randwick Council was the only council to win all three categories and shows that we are leading the way in communications and sustainability.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council notes these achievements and congratulates all staff involved in the projects.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM47/18

 

Subject:             Proposed Expansion of Community Partnership

Folder No:                   F2014/00414

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

The National Rugby League will host the very first premiership competition for women’s rugby league starting in September. The Brisbane Broncos, New Zealand Warriors, St George Illawarra Dragons and Council’s community partner the Sydney Roosters will compete in the inaugural competition. Rugby League is a game watched by a diversity of people all over Australia and for fans of the game, especially women, this new chapter is a major step forward. The Sydney Roosters have asked Council to become a foundation partner of their inaugural women’s NRL side.

 

Issues

 

The partnership will involve aligning ourselves to one member of the women’s team and after careful consideration I am of the view that Ms Lavina O’Mealey from Alexandria is the ideal woman for Council to be associated with. Lavina has represented both NSW and Australia in her chosen sport yet still finds the time to spend three mornings every week at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, mentoring youths participating in the "Clean Slate Without Prejudice" boxing program.

 

As part of her role with the NSW side, Lavina has also aligned herself with the Australian government's ‘Girls Make Your Move’ campaign. With studies showing young women are twice as likely as boys to be inactive, the campaign is about encouraging all girls regardless of age, skill, ethnicity or background to find an activity that they love, which is so important.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council wish to expand its community partnership with the Sydney Roosters to become a foundation partner of the their inaugural women’s NRL side, the cost will be $1,000.00 per annum and will be funded initially from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund and in the community partnership budget moving forward.

 

Conclusion

 

By becoming a foundation partner of the Sydney Roosters’ women’s NRL team Council can showcase that sporting pathways also exist for our young girls, and Lavina is a great example of what young girls can achieve.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council expand its community partnership with the Sydney Roosters to become a foundation partner of the their inaugural women’s NRL side, with the cost of $1,000.00 being funded initially from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund and in the community partnership budget moving forward.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM48/18

 

Subject:             Street Lighting - 'Lighting the Way' project

Folder No:                   F2004/07519

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Ausgrid has developed a proposal called ‘Lighting the Way’ to replace 3,943 Ausgrid street lights on residential roads within the Randwick Local Government Area with energy efficient LED’s over the next three years.

 

Street lighting services in the Local Government Area are generally provided by Ausgrid.  This report deals with a portion of those lights owned and maintained by Ausgrid that were installed prior to 2009 on residential roads.

 

Ausgrid is seeking whether Councils support the ‘Lighting the Way’ program proposal.

 

Issues

 

Background

Ausgrid owns and maintains 10,553 street lights within Randwick Council’s local government area, which Council pays for. These lights include 3,943 pre-2009 lights on residential streets that can be cost-effectively replaced by newer, more efficient and more reliable LEDs.       

With the support of councils, Ausgrid is proposing to replace all of these lights as part of a large ‘Lighting the Way’ program that aims to deploy up to 102,000 LEDs on residential roads across 33 councils. The program involves replacing all fifteen remaining types of pre-2009 roadway luminaires (excludes decorative and main road lighting at this stage).  A few post-2009 luminaires that are considered obsolete are also included in the proposed replacement program.    

The only types of standard street lighting that would be present on residential roads if this proposal is fully implemented are compact fluorescent lights and LEDs.  The compact fluorescent lights are considered reasonably energy efficient and installed from 2009-13.  The LEDs are considered highly energy efficient and installed from 2013 onwards.

 

Ausgrid and the SSROC Street Lighting Improvement Program (of which Council is a member along with 29 other councils) have worked jointly for over nine months to develop the proposal. 

 

Project Benefits

Compared to the mixed portfolio of legacy lighting being replaced, the new LED lighting will result in:

 

a.  a 77.9% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions p.a.

b.  a 77.9% reduction in energy consumption and costs p.a.

c.  more effective, high quality white light

d.  lower maintenance costs

e.  eliminate and ensure safe recycling of mercury-containing lamps; and

f.   reduced light pollution to the sky

The project will deliver:

 

i.   a total reduction of 1103.5 t/CO2-e/yr

ii.   a total reduction of 1161.5 MWh/yr

iii.  energy cost savings of $174,229 p.a.

iv.  maintenance cost savings of $58,082 p.a.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Program Funding
There are 2 funding options that have been proposed by Ausgrid.

 

The first option is to have Ausgrid fund the replacement program using the tariff approach adopted in early 2017 for LEDs.  Ausgrid funds the replacement lights with Council paying on-going capital charges for the replacement lights for ten years and no capital charges thereafter (commonly called ‘Rate 1’ tariffs). This is the existing funding model currently used to fund street lights managed by Ausgrid.

 

The cost of the replacement LED street lighting under the Ausgrid funding option will be less than the current costs for the pre 2009 lighting.

 

As part of the ‘Lighting the Way’ program proposal, Ausgrid is also offering Councils the opportunity to self-fund the capital charges for the new LED lights.  This option is anticipated to provide additional savings compared to the first option.

 

It is proposed that a further report be brought back to council on the financing options.

 

Conclusion

 

Ausgrid is proposing to replace all pre 2009 street lights with LED street lights over a 3 year period and is seeking Council support for the ‘Lighting the Way’ proposal.

 

The program has been developed jointly with support from SSROC as part of its Street Lighting Improvement Program.

 

The project will deliver significant environmental and long term financial benefits including reductions of 77.9% in energy and greenhouse gas emissions per annum.

 

The initial funding models indicate the project to have a strongly positive business case for either financing model. A further report on financing will be brought back to council.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorse Ausgrid’s proposal for the accelerated replacement of 3,943 Ausgrid lights on residential roads with new LED lights over the next three years.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM49/18

 

Subject:             NSW Nurses and Midwives Association Campaign

Folder No:                   F2018/06574

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

I recently hosted a meeting of the The Prince of Wales Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwifes Association (NSWNMA) at Council, with Ms Melissa Gole from the association, on the 14 August 2018.  The NSWNMA is the leading representative body that champions causes from Nurses in NSW. Randwick City is currently home to a number of frontline and critical care providers such as Nurses, as well as it home to a number of state and regionally significant health facilities.

 

The meeting highlighted the NSWNMA campaign seeking a state Government review of the current Nursing Hours per Patient Day (NHPPD) Ratios used to set nurse to patient ratios. During the meeting, the NSWNMA requested support for this campaign.

 

Issues

 

The website of the NSWNMA states that has been campaigning for expanded and improved nurse to patient ratios since 2011, having invested in detailed research to support their campaign objectives to combat the adverse effects of high patient to staff ratios in our hospitals.

 

Further evidence from a 2010 study of mortality rates in WA as reported in the Australian Health Review showed lower patient to staff ratios significantly decreased mortality rates and overall length of stay per patient. The NSWMA argue that better ratios are financially beneficial by reducing length of stay and improving medical outcomes.

 

The NSWNMA campaign objectives aim to shift the current Government ratios and how they are calculated to provide a better outcome for nursing staff, patients and hospitals.

Advice from the NSWNMA on 6 July states that any review should take into consideration adopting the following ratios:

 

·      1:4 in acute-areas

·      1:3 in Emergency,

·      1:1 in critical care areas.

 

Randwick Health and Education Precinct is a state and regionally significant specialised centre and employs a number of local workers who are nurses or allied health professionals.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 


 

Conclusion

 

The Prince of Wales branch of the NSWMA has presented a strong argument that improved nurses to-patient ratios can be expected to result in both better patient outcomes and reduced medical costs.

 

Recommendation

 

That Randwick City Council notes the visit to the Mayor by the Prince of Wales Branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwifes Association (NSWNMA) and writes to the Minister for Health and local State Members of Parliament advising of Council’s support for the introduction of shift-by-shift nurse-to-patient ratios and a general review of the current Nursing Hours per Patient Day (NHPPD) Ratios.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM50/18

 

Subject:             Cruise ship terminal proposal for Yarra Bay and Molineaux Point

Folder No:                   F2014/00125

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

Many people within the Randwick City community were alarmed recently when the NSW Government released a proposal to build an international cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay or Molineaux Point.

 

The proposal is contained with a document called the NSW Cruise Development Plan dated July 2018 which states a strategic business case is being prepared to evaluate the two sites. The two sites are identified as fall-back options for a third Sydney terminal with the preference being Sydney Harbour. However the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected the Sydney Harbour proposal late last month leaving the NSW Government to consider the unusual proposal of bringing mega cruise ships to dock next to Port Botany.

 

The 28-page Cruise Development Plan contains little information about the Botany Bay proposal except for the following:

 

“Molineaux Point separates Yarra Bay and Port Botany on the northern side of Botany Bay. It is adjacent to a liquid gas storage facility and currently used for freight forwarding and transport and logistics.

 

There are two options for a wharf at Port Botany, being a:

 

§  Molineaux Point wharf, which would project south-east from the southern tip of the Point, with potential for two cruise ships able to berth end-to-end, and

§  Yarra Bay wharf, which would run north-south within the bay, connected to Molineaux Point by road, with two cruise ships potentially able to berth on either side of the wharf.”


Source:
NSW Cruise Development Plan, page 16

 

From the description it is not entirely clear where the wharfs would be built, what infrastructure would be required to support the vessels and how transport and logistics would connect. It is also unclear whether additional breakwalls would be required and what impact the proposal will have on the environment and public access to Yarra Bay Beach and Molineaux Point.

Source: Map generated by Randwick City Council showing a visual representation of the NSW Government’s Cruise Development Plan. This image has been produced to assist in discussion and understanding of the Government’s proposal and the potential impacts on the area.

 

The above map shows the area the Government is considering building the wharfs.

 

Conclusion

 

I share the community’s outrage and concern about this proposal. Bringing mega cruise ships into Botany Bay is not the experience visitors to Sydney will expect or want.

 

This area of Sydney has already been subjected to decades and centuries of exploitation and industrial contamination. The area contains an international port, an airport, a liquid gas storage facility and is still suffering the legacy of soil and groundwater contamination from various industries including the former Bunnerong Power Station on Yarra Bay.

 

The NSW Government needs to seriously reconsider this proposal inline with community expectation.

 

Recommendation

 

That Randwick City Council:

 

a)     Rejects the NSW Government’s proposal for a third Sydney cruise ship terminal in Botany Bay;

 

b)     Calls for the immediate release of all related documents about the proposal to enable the community to be fully informed;

 

c)     Urges the NSW Government to commit to an open, transparent and genuine community engagement program to find an alternative site in NSW – preferably Sydney Harbour;

 

d)     Writes to the Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall and the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey expressing Council’s position; and

 

e)     Supports the existing community campaign to oppose the terminal initiated by the local State and Federal Members.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM51/18

 

Subject:             Coogee Beach BBQ - Wattle Day 2018 - National Day of Action - Waiver of Fee

Folder No:                   F2018/00096

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from the Member for Kingsford-Smith and Shadow Minister for an Australian Head of State, Mr Matt Thistlethwaite MP requesting support to waive the application fee to hold a BBQ in Goldstein Reserve on Saturday 1 September 2018 to celebrate Wattle Day, the beginning of spring and acknowledge a National Day of Action for the Republic Campaign. 

 

Issues

 

This BBQ will take place in Goldstein Reserve Coogee on Saturday, 1 September 2018 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.  The organiser will place some banners around the BBQ area to advise the public of this campaign.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $182.00 and this will be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is acknowledged that this campaign is a not-for-profit activity and therefore the waiving of the application fee is considered reasonable.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council vote $182.00 to cover the application fee associated with hosting a BBQ in Goldstein Reserve on Saturday 1 September 2018.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM52/18

 

Subject:             Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce - Request for donation

Folder No:                   F2018/06574

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

I was recently contacted by the Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce with a request for support for their drought relief appeal.  Wee Waa is located on the Northern Slopes of the New England Region in NSW and is the second largest town in the Narrabri Shire Local Government Area.  Wee Waa is a farming community of 2000 residents and is currently suffering from the effects of the drought.

 

Issues

 

The Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce are currently organising their annual Christmas Mardi-Gras and have requested support in the form of the donation of old Christmas decorations or a donation for the event in an effort to lift the spirits of the local community during this difficult time.

 

As almost one quarter of New South Wales is currently affected by dry conditions, it is fitting that Randwick City act to assist our sister-cities and those residents who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their local areas which are classified as being in “intense drought”.

 

Since receiving Wee Waa’s request for assistance, I have reached out to the Mayors of our regional sister-cities, Temora and Narrabri Shire to offer assistance in their efforts to combat the drought conditions currently being experienced in NSW. 

 

As farming communities that will be affected by this crisis, we have requested that the Mayor of our sister-cities advise if there is any way that Randwick City can offer our support.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $1,000 to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

As Randwick City was contacted by Wee Waa, which is located in Narrabri Shire and Temora are farming communities that are currently being affected by the drought, I am offering the support of Randwick City to assist these communities through this difficult period.

 

As Council does not have Christmas decorations for donation, I am proposing to make a donation to the Wee Waa Christmas event. Should Temora and Narrabri Shires request assistance in combating the effects of the NSW drought, I will bring a Mayoral Minute back to the next meeting.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council donate $1,000 to the Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce to assist with organising the upcoming Christmas event.

 

b)     Council note the difficulties being experienced by the Temora Shire and Narrabri Shire communities during this time of drought; and provide assistance to these communities if requested.     

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


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Mayoral Minute No. MM53/18

 

Subject:             Annual Des Renford Chair of Hearts Research Family Gala and Charity Day - Use of Des Renford Leisure Centre

Folder No:                   F2009/00020

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey     

 

Introduction

 

Council has received a request for assistance from Mr Michael Renford on behalf of the Victor Chang Cardio Research Institute, who have staged the Des Renford Family and Gala Day at the Des Renford Leisure Centre since the year 2000.

 

They are requesting Council’s continued support for a further 5 years. 

 

Issues

 

Randwick City Council has supported this event since it began in November 2000.

 

Council has been asked to provide support for the next five years; as per previous years by the provision of:

 

·    Stage and Public Announcement system

·    Tables, chairs, barricades and mobile garbage bins

·    Printing of posters and flyers

·    Advertising the event through the ‘Randwick’ page in the Southern Courier

·    Pool lifeguards and first aid officers

·    Jumping Castle

·    Use of Des Renford Leisure Centre

 

Funds are raised through a $4.00 donation upon entry, sale of food and drinks, rides, raffles and a Swim-a-thon sponsored by family and friends.

 

This event has grown in popularity and gained community support from year to year. This event has raised over $500,000 since its inception for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

 

The next event will be held on Sunday 4 November 2018

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $9,500 per annum which will be funded from the annual Council Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Council has been supporting the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute for the past seventeen years in the form of a family open day at the Des Renford Leisure Centre. This event is a major annual fundraiser and has proven very successful for the Institute and very well supported by the local community.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council provide in-principle support for the Victor Chang Cardio Research Institute’s Des Renford Family and Gala Day for the next five (5) years, subject to annual funding support approval.

 

b)     Council vote $9,500 from the 2018-19 Council Contingency Fund to cover the hire fees for the Des Renford Leisure Centre to assist in raising funds for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute for the 2018-19 event being held on Sunday 4 November 2018

 

c)     the organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution to Club members.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                  28 August 2018

 

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Mayoral Minute No. MM54/18

 

Subject:             Proposed Marine Park - Hawkesbury Shelf Bioregion

Folder No:                   F2018/06574

Author:                   The Mayor, Cr Lindsay Shurey      

 

Introduction

 

I recently attended an information session at Coogee on the proposed Hawkesbury Shelf Bioregion Marine Park. The Marine Park is being proposed by the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Management Authority as part of the Marine Estate Management Strategy.  It will include 25 distinct sites, from Newcastle through Sydney and down to Wollongong, protecting marine biodiversity along the coast.

 

The NSW Marine Estate Management Authority was created in 2013 to set the strategic framework and priorities for management of the NSW marine estate by key government agencies. The independent Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel (the Panel) was also established in 2013 to provide expert advice to the Authority on key knowledge needs and support evidence-based decision making.

 

In 2014 the NSW Government repealed the Marine Parks Act 1997 and introduced the Marine Estate Management Act 2014 to support the reforms and provide for co-ordinated management of the marine estate.  The Act does this by:

 

·      Providing for the management of the marine estate consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

·      Establishing two advisory committees, the Authority and the Panel.

·      Requiring the development of a Marine Estate Management Strategy to address priority threats identified through a statewide threat and risk assessment.

·      Facilitating the maintenance of ecological integrity, and economic, social, cultural and scientific opportunities.

·      Promoting the coordination of government programs.

·      Providing for a comprehensive system of marine parks and aquatic reserves.

 

Issues

 

The proposed Marine Park will include a Bronte to Coogee Sanctuary Zone and a Cape Banks Sanctuary Zone in La Perouse. Commercial and recreational fishing will be excluded from these zones. 

 

The implementation of a Marine Park will offer invaluable protection of the marine environment by reducing threats to biodiversity and increasing the opportunity for people to experience and study marine life that has been undisturbed by fishing and other impacts.

 

Community consultation on the proposed Marine Park is being undertaken to seek feedback on the proposal.  Submissions close on 27 September 2018.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The initiative for the creation of a new Marine Park along the Clovelly to Coogee coastline and at Cape Banks in La Perouse, will help conserve marine biodiversity and complement our coastline.

 

It is recommended that the proposed Marine Park be supported and a submission made as part of the consultation.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council support the NSW State Government Initiative to implement a new Marine Park along the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion.

b)     Council make a submission to the Marine Estate Management Authority supporting the proposal.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil