MINUTES OF Extraordinary Council MEETING of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 5 February 2019 AT 7.27pm



The Mayor, Councillor K Neilson (Chairperson) (North Ward)


Councillor D Said (Deputy Mayor) (South Ward)


North Ward                                                       -     Councillors C Hamilton & L Shurey


South Ward                                                      -     Councillor N D’Souza


East Ward                                                        -     Councillors T Bowen, M Matson & B Roberts


West Ward                                                       -     Councillors A Luxford, H Stavrinos & P Veitch


Central Ward                                                    -     Councillors A Andrews & T Seng


Officers Present:

General Manager                                                          Ms T Manns

Director City Services                                                   Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                                   Mr K Kyriacou

Director Corporate Services                                          Mr J Smith

Manager Administrative Services                                  Mr D Kelly

Communications Manager                                             Mr J Hay


Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

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


Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences


An apology was received from Cr Da Rocha and a request for leave of absence was received from Cr Parker.


RESOLVED: (D’Souza/Luxford) that the apology received from Cr Da Rocha and request for leave of absence from Cr Parker be accepted and leave of absence from the meeting be granted.


Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests


a)     Cr Andrews declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP1/19 as he knows a fellow Councillor who is employed by Waverley Council.


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:

NR1/19        Notice of Rescission Motion submitted by Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey - Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment SSD 9835.


For                       Ms Dorotee Babetk


For                       Ms Jeanette Brokman


Notice of Rescission Motions


NR1/19        Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion submitted by Crs Veitch, Matson and Shurey - Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment SSD 9835. (F2019/00118)








































MOTION: (Veitch/Matson) that the resolution passed at the Extraordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 reading as follows:


That Council:


a)         make public that part of Randwick Council’s legal advice indicating the consent of the redevelopment of the SFS is invalid in so far as it did not satisfy the EP&A Act as it failed to address the design excellence of the proposed concept and urgently call on the Minister to cease all work on the SFS site until such time as a valid DA is lodged, including the statutory notification period; and


b)         commence a public campaign with a cap of $5K requesting the Minister for Planning to cease any further demolition works and give proper consideration to design excellence provisions.




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




Councillor Luxford

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Matson

Councillor Bowen

Councillor Said

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Neilson


Councillor Roberts


Councillor Seng


Councillor Stavrinos



Total (5)

Total (8)


Note: Councillors Andrews, Hamilton, Roberts, Seng and Stavrinos left the chamber, prior to the resolution of urgent business, at 8.24pm and did not return to the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8.25pm and was resumed at 8.30pm.


Urgent Business

RESOLUTION: (Bowen/Matson) that Council notes the intended formation of the Sydney Football Stadium Community Consultative Committee (CCC), with the inaugural meeting on 7th February, 2019 in an Extraordinary Meeting with only two weeks’ notice to members and considers:


1.      The CCC has not been validly constituted in light of the legal advice that the Minister has breached the EP&A Act in issuing the consent;

2.      The use of an Extraordinary Meeting to form the CCC is contrary to standard Codes of Meeting Practice;

3.      Notes reports that the legal challenge against the development consent for the Sydney Football Stadium has been lodged;

4.      Calling on the Minister to refrain from calling the CCC until such time as the validity of the consent has been determined

5.      The Mayor consider boycotting the meeting on Thursday and joining the protest.






There being no further business, Her Worship the Mayor, Cr K Neilson, declared the meeting closed at 8.37pm.



The minutes of this meeting were confirmed at the Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick held on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.