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Ordinary Council

Meeting

 

 

 

Tuesday 26 February 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randwick City Council		1300 722 542
30 Frances Street			council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Randwick NSW 2031			www.randwick.nsw.gov.au
 



Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council meeting of Randwick City Council will be held in the Council Chamber, 1st Floor, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick on

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 6:00pm

 

Prayer and Acknowledgement of the local indigenous people

Prayer

Almighty God,

We humbly beseech you to bestow your blessings upon this Council and to direct and prosper our deliberations to the advancement of your glory and the true welfare of the people of Randwick and Australia. Amen”

Acknowledgement of Country

I would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the land of the Bidjigal and the Gadigal peoples who occupied the Sydney Coast, being the traditional owners.  On behalf of Randwick City Council, I acknowledge and pay my respects to the Elders past and present, and to Aboriginal people in attendance today.

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Ordinary Council - 11 December 2018

Extraordinary Council - 29 January 2019

Extraordinary Council - 5 February 2019

Extraordinary Council - 12 February 2019

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Privacy warning;

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

Audio/video recording of meetings prohibited without permission;

A person may be expelled from a meeting for using, or having used, an audio/video recorder without the express authority of the Council.

Mayoral Minutes

Mayoral Minutes, if any, will be distributed on the night of the meeting.

Urgent Business

General Manager's Report

GM2/19        Randwick City Council December 2018 Quarterly Report............................................... 1

Director City Planning Reports

CP2/19        Variation to Development Standard under SEPP No.1 and Clause 4.6

                   - 1 December 2018 to 7 February 2019....................................................................... 27

CP3/19        Blak Markets Partnership Proposal............................................................................ 31

Director City Services Reports

CS1/19        Our Community Our Future - South Maroubra Beach Amenities ......................................

                   - 2018-19 Advanced Funding..................................................................................... 35

CS2/19        Anzac Parade Memorial - Concept Design.................................................................. 37

CS3/19        Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee................................................. 53

CS4/19        Fibro Fragments (Asbestos Issue), Heffron Park........................................................ 79

CS5/19        Perry Street Drainage Upgrade - Drainage Capital Works Program............................... 81

Director Corporate Services Reports

CO1/19        Investment Report - November 2018........................................................................... 85

CO2/19        Investment Report - December 2018........................................................................... 95

CO3/19        Investment Report - January 2019............................................................................. 105

CO4/19        Monthly Financial Report as at 30 November 2018.................................................... 115

CO5/19        Monthly Financial Report as at 31 December 2018.................................................... 125

CO6/19        Monthly Financial Report as at 31 January 2019........................................................ 135

CO7/19        Quarterly Budget Review - December 2018............................................................... 145

Petitions

Motion Pursuant to Notice

NM1/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Da Rocha - WAYS Youth Services relocation..................... 165

NM2/19        Notice of Motion from Cr D'Souza - Proposing a new outdoor gym in Malabar........... 167

NM3/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Luxford - Support for the Greek Festival of Sydney Event.. 169

NM4/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Hamilton - NSW Opposition - position on high rise development 171

NM5/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Strategies for removal of vehicles

                   obstructing driveways.............................................................................................. 173

NM6/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Proposed changes to the Affordable

                   Rental Housing SEPP.............................................................................................. 175

NM7/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Da Rocha and Said - Proposed pensioner discount

                   on the Environment Levy......................................................................................... 177

NM8/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Randwick Health and Education Precinct

                   and Randwick Campus Redevelopment.................................................................... 179

NM9/19        Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch -  Eastern Extension of Sydney Metro

                   West Rail Line......................................................................................................... 181

NM10/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Proposed hydrotherapy pool at DRLC...................... 183  

Closed Session (record of voting required)

CS6/19        Tender for Professional Services for Design and Documentation for the La Perouse Museum - RFT No T2019-05

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.

  

Notice of Rescission Motions

NR2/19        Notice of Rescission Motion from Cr Matson, the Mayor (Cr Neilson) and Cr Parker - Grass Cutting for the Elderly.................................................................................................................... 185  

 

 

 

Therese Manns

General Manager

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

General Manager's Report No. GM2/19

 

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Subject:                      Randwick City Council December 2018 Quarterly Report

 

Folder No:                      F2017/03001

Author:                          Cherie Muir, Coordinator Integrated Planning     

 

 

Introduction

 

The purpose of this report is to update Councillors and the community on the implementation of the annual Operational Plan. The 2018-19 Operational Plan was adopted by Council on               26 June 2018. In this report, achievement and status comments are provided for each action in the 2018-19 Operational Plan.

 

Issues

 

This is the December 2018 Quarterly Report and the second review of the 2018-19 annual Operational Plan. This report demonstrates our commitment to meeting the actions in the 2018-19 annual Operational Plan. Overall projects are proceeding as planned and services were delivered to agreed standards.

 

Some of the highlights from the quarter include:

 

    Council won two Commonwealth funded Smart Cities and Suburbs Grants and Public Wifi was deployed at Coogee Beach.

    All access beach matting for wheelchair users installed at Malabar Beach.

    eMagazine loans at the library increased due to the new ability for patrons to subscribe to their favourite titles – having them loaned as soon as they are available.

    Completion of the South ward footpath program for 2018-19.

    Randwick City Heritage Inventory successfully transferred to the State Heritage Inventory Web application (the SHI Web APP).

    Council saved 55.8 million litres of potable water during the financial quarter – usage

 savings of approximately $111k.

 

 

             All access beach matting for wheelchair users – Malabar Beach

 

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:           Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1a:          Council has a long term vision based on sustainability.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The purpose of the December Quarterly Review is to inform and update Council and the community on the progress of all actions as set out in the adopted 2018-19 Annual Operational Plan. In addition, given that the Operational Plan is based on the 20-year Randwick City Plan and that Council’s reporting format is based on outcomes rather than organisational structure, the December quarterly report also provides a level of accountability against our long term vision for the City of Randwick.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the information contained in the December Quarterly Review of the 2018-19 annual Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

December 2018 Quarterly Report

 

 

 

 


December 2018 Quarterly Report

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Planning Report No. CP2/19

 

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Subject:                      Variation to Development Standard under SEPP No.1 and Clause 4.6 - 1 December 2018 to 7 February 2019

 

Folder No:                      F2008/00122

Author:                          Terry Papaioannou, Environmental Planner Officer (Technical & Research)     

 

 

Introduction

 

The NSW Department of Planning (DOP) released a Planning Circular in November 2008 advising Councils to adopt additional procedures in relation to the administration of variations to development Standard. The additional measures are largely in response to the ICAC inquiry into Wollongong City Council. Those additional measures are:

 

1)       Establishment of a register of development applications determined with variations in standards under State Environmental Planning Policy No. 1 (SEPP1) and Clause 4.6;

                                                     

2)       Requirement for all development applications where there has been a variation greater than 10% in standards under SEPP1 and Clause 4.6 to be determined by full council (rather than the general manager or nominated staff member);

 

3)       Providing a report to Council on the development applications determined where there had been a variation in standards under SEPP1 and Clause 4.6;

 

4)       Making the register of development applications determined with variations in standards under SEPP1 and Clause 4.6 available to the public on council’s website.

 

This report is in response to point 3) above. A table is attached to this report detailing all Clause 4.6 exceptions approved in the period between 1 December 2018 and 07 February 2019.

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 4:  Excellence in urban design and development.

Direction 4b: New and existing development is managed by a robust framework

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The NSW Department of Planning (DOP) released a Planning Circular in 2008 advising of additional requirements Councils are required to adopt in relation to SEPP1 objections and Clause 4.6 exceptions. This report is in response to one of those requirements.

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

SEPP1 and Clause4.6 Register - 1 Dec 2018 to 7 Feb 2019

 

 


SEPP1 and Clause4.6 Register - 1 Dec 2018 to 7 Feb 2019

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Planning Report No. CP3/19

 

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Subject:                      Blak Markets Partnership Proposal

 

Folder No:                      F2009/00243

Author:                          Suzanne Williamson, Economic Development Officer     

 

 

Introduction

 

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation was established October 2012 in La Perouse with a mission to build empowered and resilient indigenous communities through cultural reconnection, education, employment and enterprise. First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation combines social innovation, cultural protection, education and social enterprises to bring significant positive change through a variety of social indicators including community regeneration, financial inclusion, pathways to further education and employment including self-employment through small business.

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation started the Blak Markets on Bare Island at La Perouse as a social enterprise to provide economic development opportunities to local indigenous people by providing the opportunity to sell original and affordable aboriginal artworks, handicrafts, homewares and jewelry. The Blak Markets also trains and employs local young Aboriginal people in barista, retail, food preparation and supervision to work in the pop up coffee, food and retail stores at the Blak Markets.

Since the launch at Bare Island five years ago the Blak Markets has become a well-known and respected brand with the scope of the market extended to also provide opportunities to remote communities to showcase and sell their art and craft. Every Blak Markets showcases a free indigenous cultural performance program featuring authentic experiences including Smoking, Whale and Healing Ceremonies, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dancers and singers as well as traditional Aboriginal craft workshops. This indigenous cultural performance program attracts many people from across Sydney to La Perouse for the Blak Market events with attendance averaging at around 1,500 people for every market.

Issues

 

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation has approached Council to request financial support to continue to run the Blak Markets and the associated indigenous cultural performance program on Bare Island at La Perouse as a valuable local economic development initiative.

The proposal is for Council funding through a mutually beneficial Blak Markets/Randwick City Council partnership to run six quarterly events for a trial period ending June 2020. There is the opportunity for a Council information stall at the markets and also a cross promotional opportunity for Council to program other cultural events and activities at the La Perouse Museum to be held on the same dates as the Blak Markets.

The cost to Council during the trial period would be $7,500 per event for a total of $45,000 during the 18 month trial period. Due to their low stallholder fee structure and the financial cost of providing the free cultural performance program, as a social enterprise First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation cannot run the Blak Markets on Bare Island at La Perouse without additional financial support. The Council financial contribution would assist with the costs related to infrastructure provision, the wages for the La Perouse Aboriginal youth who work and train at the Blak markets and the fees for the cultural performance program.

The six proposed quarterly Blak Market events have the support of both the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and NSW National Parks and Wildlife. Permission and approval from NSW National Parks and Wildlife for the use of Bare Island for the six proposed events is confirmed.

First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation have previously received funding for the Blak Markets from Council through the Cultural and Community Grants Program and most recently through two Mayoral Minutes in September and December 2018. Should Council agree to continue to support the Blak Markets through this proposal during the trial period First hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation propose to investigate the possibility of long term private sector sponsorship.

 

Conclusion

 

The Blak Markets is a proven social enterprise business model that provides a space and opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reconnect to culture, gain employment, access workplace training and build community capacity.

The Blak Markets uses the ritual of celebration and gathering to provide economic opportunities for local Aboriginal business owners to sell and market their goods and by linking the practices of traditional trade and ritual the Blak Markets provides an accessible opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together around common themes and shared experiences.

The opportunity to regularly purchase original and affordable aboriginal artworks and handicrafts along with the experience of authentic indigenous cultural performance and traditional skill workshops attracts people from across Sydney to La Perouse for every event enhancing and contributing to the cultural vibrancy of Randwick City.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship to the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 2:           A vibrant and diverse community.

Direction 2a:          Meet the needs of our diverse community and provide equitable access to social services and infrastructure: Provide improved opportunities for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access support services including employment, family support and recreational activities.

Direction 2b:         Strong partnerships between the Council, community groups and government agencies: partner and implement joint projects with community groups and government agencies to achieve improved service coordination and value for money outcomes in the region.

Direction 2d:         Our cultural diversity is appreciated and respected: deliver and sponsor a range of cultural programs to promote a sense of community.

Outcome 7:           Heritage that is protected and celebrated.

Outcome 8:           A strong local economy.

Direction 8c:          Develop and strengthen effective partnerships with key locally based organisations.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council choose to support this proposal the financial implication to Council in total is $45,000. The $15,000 funding for the two 2018-19 financial year events will be provided through the existing Economic Development budget and a $30,000 budget allocation will be made for the four 2019-20 events.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

a)       Council contribute funding of $7,500 per event for six (6) quarterly Blak Markets events to be held on Bare Island, La Perouse for a trial period ending June 2020,

b)       a funding agreement between First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation and Randwick City Council that includes acquittal requirements is established,

c)       First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution to the partnership, and,

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

  


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Services Report No. CS1/19

 

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Subject:                      Our Community Our Future - South Maroubra Beach Amenities - 2018-19 Advanced Funding

 

Folder No:                      PROJ/10669/2

Author:                          Justin Wannenburg, Project Manager Major Projects     

 

 

Introduction

 

The South Maroubra Beach Amenities project was originally included in Year 4 (2013-14) of the Buildings for our Community (BFOC) Program. This project included upgrade works to the existing toilet and change room facilities located within the South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) building. At the time, the SLSC building had already undergone substantial upgrade works. South Maroubra SLSC requested that Council consider providing a new facility to accommodate public showers and toilets separate to the clubhouse building. This represented a major change in scope and significant cost estimate funding shortfall at the time.

 

Due to the adequacy of the existing facilities at the time and the substantial shortfall associated with funding a new building, the project was deferred from the BFOC Program. Council is now in a position to commence planning for the new building as part of the current Our Community Our Future (OCOF) Program.

 

Issues

 

Consultants for the project were selected from the LGP1208-03 Professional Consulting Services contract through a Request for Quotation process. Consultants were sought for both the Design and Documentation and the Quantity Surveying component of the project. The quotations were assessed across all stages of the project by the Major Projects Team.

 

It is proposed that these consultants now be engaged for the design and documentation and cost planning of the project. This requires a sum of $205,805 to be borrowed from Council’s Infrastructure Reserves.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:           A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:          Our Public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The proposed advanced funding of $205,805 borrows from Council’s Infrastructure Reserves in this financial year, and will be repaid from the 2019-20 Our Community Our Future Budget Allocation.

 

Conclusion

 

The release of advanced funding for the South Maroubra Amenities building will allow the consultants to commence design and documentation. If the project’s remaining funds are allocated and adopted in the 2019-20 Capital Works Budget, early planning will allow construction to start in the 2019-20 financial year.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That advanced funding of $205,805 be released from the Our Community Our Future program in the 2018-19 financial year.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Services Report No. CS2/19

 

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Subject:                      Anzac Parade Memorial - Concept Design

 

Folder No:                      PROJ/10853/2018/6

Author:                          Sarah Harmston, Project Manager Major Projects     

 

 

Introduction

 

Randwick City Council has committed to constructing a memorial at La Perouse to mark 100 years since the 1917 dedication of Anzac Parade.  Anzac Parade was formerly known as Randwick Road, but was renamed and dedicated to the memory of World War 1 soldiers at that time.

 

This memorial will complete the original intent of having a marker at the city end of Anzac Parade (being the obelisk near Moore Park Road), with another marking the La Perouse end.

 

This report outlines activities to date regarding the Anzac Parade Memorial, and recommends that the community be consulted on the concept design.

 

Issues

 

Project inception

 

In 2017, Randwick City Council was approached by Randwick resident Margaret Hope with a request that the significance of Anzac Parade be recognised through realising the original 1917 intent for an end marker in La Perouse.  Margaret Hope is the daughter of an Anzac.

 

The project was reported to Council on 28 February 2017, where NM2/17 Notice of Motion from Cr Bowen - Anzac Parade - Naming Anniversary resolved that:

 

a)       This council formally gives it support to the Daughters of ANZAC project.

 

b)       Commits to working with all relevant stake-holder to endeavour to restore and re-create the ANZAC Parade corridor as intended with the 1917 dedication of ANZAC parade, inducing the construction of an appropriate monument at La Perouse.

 

c)       Council commit to constructing an appropriate monument at La Perouse to mark 100 years of the naming of Anzac Parade.

 

Anzac Parade Monument La Perouse Trust

 

Following the resolution by Council to support the project, a Trust was established to oversee the design, construction and ongoing monitoring of the new memorial.  The Trust first met in the middle of 2017, and has held eight meetings to date, with one of these not considered a quorum.

 

Membership of the Anzac Parade Monument La Perouse Trust consists of representatives as follows:

 

•        Mayor of Randwick City Council;

•        Federal Member for Kingsford Smith;

•        State Member for Maroubra;

•        Randwick City Councillor;

•        Randwick City Council General Manager;

•        Daughters of Anzac Project;

•        Returned Soldiers League (RSL);

•        Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group, representing the Coloured Diggers Project;

•        La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council;

•        Randwick Barracks;

•        University of NSW; and

•        NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

The Trust is the major stakeholder for the Anzac Parade Monument, and will continue to be informed and consulted at all stages of the project delivery.

 

Site location

 

In consultation with the Anzac Parade Monument Trust, a suitable site was identified for the project. The site is located at the start of the La Perouse Loop road, and is known as 1597B Anzac Parade La Perouse. 

 

The parcel of land is owned by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), and also features an Ausgrid easement.  Suitable arrangements are currently being pursued between Randwick City Council and RMS to formalise the use of this land for the memorial.  The land is currently used predominately as a public park and open space, and is maintained by Randwick City Council. Refer to Attachment 1 for the site location.

 

Pre-Concept Community Consultation activities

 

A Your Say Randwick Consultation Page was established to gather community thoughts about the project, and stories of war, remembrance and home life.  The pre-concept consultation period ran from March 23 to June 20, 2018.

 

There were 503 unique visitors to the site, and 35 comments.  The comments ranged in nature, and in their degree of support for the project.  These were issued to the consultant team for information.

 

A report on the consultation activities in found in Attachment 2 – Pre-Concept Community Consultation Report:  La Perouse Anzac Monument.

 

It is now proposed that further community consultation be held on the preferred concept design.

 

Concept Design

 

A Trust Workshop held on 28 May 2018 explored possible themes, ideas and events which may inform concept designs for the memorial.

 

The design principles which came from the site analysis and Trust discussions were as follows:

•        Create an informal, multi-purpose, contemplative public space

•        Provide cultural heritage interpretation including:

- Anzacs and Anzac Parade

- Local Aboriginal experiences

- Local and shared experiences

•        Provide pedestrian connectivity through the site

•        Provide seating and shade for all users

•        Use planting to emphasise memorial interpretation and open space amenity

•        Maintain views of Watchtower, Museum, Botany Bay and Headlands

 

The Trust Meeting held 13 December 2018 considered three preliminary concept options, and a developed concept option for a ‘Memorial Park’.  There was general support for the ‘Memorial Park’ concept design, and agreement that it met the objectives expressed by the Trust.

Refer to Attachment 3 – Design Concept Option – Anzac Parade Memorial Park

 

 


 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 4:         Excellence in urban design and development.

Direction 4a:       Improved design and sustainability across all development.

Direction 4b:       New and existing development is managed by a robust framework.

 

Outcome 7:         Heritage that is protected and celebrated.

Direction 7a:       Our heritage is recognised, protected and celebrated.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no financial impact associated with this report at this time. 

 

Based on the current concept, it is likely that further funding of $900,000 will be required to bring the project to completion, should Council decide to proceed with the project as an outcome of the community consultation.

 

Conclusion

 

Anzac Parade is a significant feature of our local area history, and saw the send-off of many soldiers on their way to war.  When the Anzac Parade Memorial Obelisk was unveiled at Moore Park in 1917, the original intent was to mark the other end of the boulevard at La Perouse.  The Anzac Parade Memorial Park is an appropriate response to addressing this intent, providing interpretive material specific to the experience of locals and contributing to a deeper community understanding and connection with the history of our area.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

-     The concept design endorsed by the Anzac Parade Monument La Perouse Trust known as ‘Memorial Park’ proceed to public consultation; and

 

-     Council officers report back on the outcomes of the consultation.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Site Location- Anzac Parade Memorial

 

2.

Pre-Concept Community Consultation Report

 

3.

Design Concept - Anzac Parade Memorial Park

 

 

 

 


Site Location- Anzac Parade Memorial

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Services Report No. CS3/19

 

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Subject:                      Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee

 

Folder No:                      F2018/00158

Author:                          Tony Lehmann, Manager Integrated Transport; Ken Shepherd, Technical Officer     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Council’s Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee meets quarterly to examine issues relating to bike riding and cyclist facilities.


The November 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee was attended by
Councillors, representatives of BIKEast, members of the community and Council staff.

 

Issues

 

The Advisory Committee considered numerous matters of importance to local bicycle riders and the Minutes from the Committee’s meeting, held on 21 November, 2018, are attached.

 

Also attached is the updated ‘Initiatives for Bicycle Riders’ list – which captures each matter proposed and/or completed with regard to facilities for bicycle riders in Randwick.

 

The next meeting of this forum is scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday 20 February, 2019.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 9:       Integrated and accessible transport.

Direction 9a:     A network of safe and convenient walking paths and cycleways linking major land uses and recreation opportunities.

Key action:       Integrated community transport, pedestrian and cycle links between town centres and key locations.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Any proposals for expenditure arising from the Advisory Committee’s recommendations are either covered by existing funding allocations or would be the subject of separate reports to the Council for funding.

 

Conclusion

 

The Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee is a positive forum for the consideration of matters important to bicycle riders. The Committee’s recommendations are supported and it is considered that they should be endorsed by the Council.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the recommendations detailed within the minutes of the Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee meeting, held on 21 November, 2018,  be endorsed.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

MINUTES - Cycleways & Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee - 21 November 2018

 

2.

REPORT - Randwick Council - Initiatives for Bicycle Riders - 27 November 2018

 

 

 

 


MINUTES - Cycleways & Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee - 21 November 2018

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REPORT - Randwick Council - Initiatives for Bicycle Riders - 27 November 2018

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Services Report No. CS4/19

 

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Subject:                      Fibro Fragments (Asbestos Issue), Heffron Park

 

Folder No:                      F2008/00197

Author:                          Zaman Shamsuz, Environmental Engineer     

 

 

Introduction

 

On 25 March 2008, Council resolved to carry out an annual sampling and testing program continue at Heffron Park. The purpose of sampling and testing is to investigate levels of asbestos fibres across the park.

 

Issues

 

Council has conducted its annual airborne asbestos fibre monitoring at Heffron Park in conjunction with the asbestos removal work on the 06, 07 and 10 December 2018 according to the annual asbestos inspection survey dated November 2018. The results of the asbestos fibre monitoring concluded less than 0.01 fibres per millilitre of air (<0.01 fibres/ml) which is below the lowest detectable level using the membrane filter method [NOHSC: 3003(2005)].

 

The National Occupational Health and Safety Commission recommended maximum exposure level for airborne asbestos fibres is 0.1 fibres per millilitre of air (as an 8 hour time weighted average). Based on the results of the visual inspections and airborne asbestos fibre monitoring, the removal of fragments of asbestos cement sheet debris from the ground surfaces at Heffron Park has been satisfactorily completed. A total of 110 kilograms was removed.

 

The previous years yielded higher collected amount, as follows:

    In 2017, a total 3.2 kilograms was removed,

    In 2016, a total of 2.5 kilograms was removed.

    In 2015, 425 AC fragments were collected weighing approximately 4.6 kilograms.

    In 2014, approximately 7.1 kilograms was collected.

    Prior to 2014, the years yielded between 9.2 – 18.0 kilograms.

 

This year, a new occupational hygienist and removalist was engaged under Council contract. A hot spot was located in sand basin area which isn’t a passive recreation area with very little public use. This was dealt via removal during this annual inspection.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:           A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:          Our public infrastructure and assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost to undertake an asbestos survey, air monitoring, and clearance inspection and asbestos removal was $18,010 excluding GST which was approved in the 2018/19 operational budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Air monitoring was conducted during annual asbestos removal in the park. The test results indicate that no measurable amounts of airborne fibres were present in the air.

 

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that:

 

a)   the report be received and noted

 

b)   annual air monitoring will be undertaken in 2019

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director City Services Report No. CS5/19

 

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Subject:                      Perry Street Drainage Upgrade - Drainage Capital Works Program

 

Folder No:                      F2018/00569

Author:                          Stephen Audet, Coordinator Engineering Services     

 

 

Introduction

 

There is a low point in the land between Perry Street and Harold Street, Matraville at the rear of properties 16 to 22 Harold Street.  In response to reports of flooding in this depression, an allowance was made in the drainage capital works program to allow the area to drain.

 

The budget for the project was based on preliminary drainage modelling undertaken over ten years ago and required the construction of a drainage pipe along Perry Street.

 

Since that time, there have been significant advances in flood modelling software. Council’s Engineering Services team commissioned a consultant to model various intensities and to prepare design options based on the mechanisms of flooding at this location.

 

The consultant identified and assessed the effectiveness of a range of design options and found that the only option that resulted in a tangible improvement would cost in excess of $2,000,000.  This amount exceeds the budget available to undertake the works.

 

Issues

 

The backyards of the properties between 16 and 22 Harold Street lie up to 0.5m below the street level. 

 

The flood modelling identified that the existing drainage lines in Perry Street do not adequately convey upstream flows, causing stormwater to overflow into the depression.

 

Following reports of flooding in 2007, Council substantially increased the drainage system inlet capacity along Harold Street.  Despite this, the modelling also identified that smaller flows continue to enter the low point from Harold Street. 

 

On the basis of this modelling, solutions were required to address both the drainage capacity in Perry Street, as well as providing a way for draining the low point itself.

 

A range of options were identified.  These options were assessed to determine if they were effective in reducing flood levels at the low point.  The options considered, relative costs and benefits are presented in Table 1.

 

Table 1: Summary of Mitigation Options

 

The options analysis shows that only Option 2 provides a significant improvement by eliminating flooding during storm events up to the 10 year Average Recurrence Interval (ARI) storm and substantially lowers the depth of inundation in storms larger than the 10 year ARI.

 

The preliminary cost estimate prepared by the consultant exceeds $2,000,000 and there is insufficient funds available within the Drainage Capital Works budget to meet the costs of this project.

 

Perry Street and Harold Street are located within the Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road stormwater catchment.  Council has recently completed a Flood Study for this catchment in accordance with the NSW Government’s Floodplain Development Program. 

 

The next stage of the Floodplain Development Program is to undertake a Risk Management Study and to prepare a Risk Management Plan.  It is within these stages that all flood risks are assessed within the catchment.  Potential works to mitigate the risks to both people and property flooding are identified with the Risk Management Plan and then prioritised across the catchment.

 

Council can apply for grant funding for works identified within the Risk Management Plan with the Floodplain Management Program contributing two thirds of the costs of the identified project.

 

Council will be applying for grant funding to undertake the Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan in March, 2019.

 

On this basis, it is proposed that the Perry Street project be considered holistically within the Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road catchment and that funds be diverted to other drainage capital works projects in line with asset management priorities and works identified in Floodplain Risk Management Plans already adopted for other catchments.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:            A Liveable City.

Direction 6a:          Our public assets are planned, managed and funded to meet the community expectations and defined levels of service.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The cost of constructing drainage works in Perry Street and Harold Street exceeds the available capital works budget.  By including the project within the Floodplain Development program, the necessary works can be properly prioritised against projects with the opportunity to gain grant funding in the future to undertake the works.

 

Removing the Perry Street project from the Drainage Capital Works Program will allow $464,000 to be diverted to other Drainage Capital Works projects.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)   the Perry Street project be removed from the 2018/19 Drainage Capital Works Program and be included for consideration in the upcoming Birds Gully and Bunnerong Road Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

 

b)   the funds allocated to Perry Street be diverted to other drainage capital works projects.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Perry and Harold Street Drainage Trapped Low Point Location Plan

 

 

 

 


Perry and Harold Street Drainage Trapped Low Point Location Plan

Attachment 1

 

 

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director Corporate Services Report No. CO1/19

 

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Subject:                      Investment Report - November 2018

 

Folder No:                      F2015/06527

Author:                          Gail Johnston, Financial Operations Accountant     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Local Government (General) Regulation requires a written report to be provided to the ordinary meeting of the Council giving details of all monies invested and a certificate as to whether or not the investments have been made in accordance with the Act, the regulations and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Issues

 

Council is authorised by s625 of the Local Government Act to invest its surplus funds. Funds may only be invested in the form of investment notified by Order of the Minister dated 12 January 2011. The Local Government (General) Regulation prescribes the records that must be maintained in relation to Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The table in this report titled “Investment Register – November 2018” outlines the investment portfolio held by Council as at the end of November 2018. All investments have been made in accordance with the Act, Regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Investment Commentary

 

As at 30 November 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $77.240 million. The portfolio value increased during November by ~$3.916 million. The increase is representative of a positive cash flow for the month reflecting the net effect of revenue receipts (rates, grants & miscellaneous) offset by capital works expenditure and other operational payments.

 

The size of the investment portfolio may vary significantly from month to month as a result of cash flows for the period. Cash outflows (expenditure) are typically relatively stable from one month to another. Cash inflows (income) are cyclical and are largely dependent on the rates instalment due dates and the timing of grant payments including receipts of the Financial Assistance Grants.

 

The following graph illustrates the movement in the investment portfolio from November 2017 to November 2018. Peaks are representative of the rates instalment periods.

 

 

 

Council’s Portfolio & Compliance 

 

Asset Allocation

 

The majority of the portfolio is spread between term deposits (46.61%) and senior floating rate notes (42.14%). The remainder of the portfolio is held in the overnight cash accounts with CBA (11.25%). The FRN’s add additional liquidity and are generally accessible within 2-3 business days.

 

 


 

Term to Maturity

 

The portfolio remains diversified from a maturity perspective with a spread of maturities out to 5 years. Medium-term (2-5 years) assets account for around 31% of the total investment portfolio.

 

 

All minimum and maximum limits comply with Council’s investment policy:

Compliant

Horizon

Invested
$

Invested
%

Min Limit
%

Max Limit
%

0-90 days

$19,190,613.00

24.85%

10%

100%

91-365 days

$21,503,330.00

27.84%

20%

100%

1-2 years

$12,544,085.00

31.07%

0%

70%

2-5 years

$20,081,252.00

27.35%

0%

50%

5-10 years

$0.00

0.00%

0%

25%

 

The investment portfolio is regularly reviewed in order to maximise investment performance and minimise risk. Comparisons are made between existing investments with available products that are not part of the Council’s portfolio. Independent advice is sought on new investment opportunities.

 

Credit Quality

 

On 22 May 2017, S&P Global Ratings downgraded the long term credit ratings of 23 financial institutions operating in Australia due to the build-up of economic imbalances. These rating downgrades resulted in Council’s portfolio having exposure to BBB investments which it would not have otherwise invested in.

 

The downgrades did not include the big four domestic banks (ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac) as well as Macquarie Bank as they were deemed “too big to fail” and would receive government support in the event of a crisis.  Their longer term credit ratings do however remain on “Negative Outlook”.

 

At the time of the downgrade, Council held the following investments:

 

Institution

Downgraded Rating

Exposure as at 22 May 2017

Bank of Queensland

BBB+

$9,500,000.00

Bendigo Adelaide Bank

BBB+

$7,500,000.00

Rural Bank

BBB+

$2,000,000.00

 

With the disposal of the $2 mill BOQ FRN on 13 November, Council now has a nil exposure to BBB rated investments. Council’s current allocation is as follows:

 

Compliant

Credit Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

AA Category

$53,703,246.00

69.53%

100%

$23,536,622.00

A Category

$23,536,622.00

30.47%

80%

$38,255,272.00

BBB Category

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

Unrated ADIs

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

 Under the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS), the first $250,000 is guaranteed by the Federal Government (rated AAA by S&P), per investor, per ADI

 

Counterparty

 

The table below shows the individual counterparty exposures against Council’s current investment policy based on long term S&P ratings.

 

Compliant

 

Issuer

Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

ANZ

AA-

 $1,515,501

1.96%

40%

$29,380,446

CBA

AA-

$20,183,233

26.13%

40%

$10,712,714

NAB

AA-

$16,976,122

21.98%

40%

$13,919,825

Westpac

AA-

$15,028,390

19.46%

40%

$15,867,557

Rabobank

A+

 $1,016,243

1.32%

25%

$18,293,724

Suncorp

A+

$11,015,774

14.26%

25%

$8,294,193

AMP Bank

A

$3,996,332

5.17%

25%

$15,313,635

ING Bank

A

$6,000,000

7.77%

25%

$13,309,967

Macquarie Bank

A

$1,508,273

1.95%

25%

$17,801,694

 

 

Performance

The following graph shows the investment returns achieved against the AusBond Bank Bill Index and the official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate for the period November 2015 to November 2018.

 

 

 

 

The total portfolio (T/D’s and FRNs) provided a solid return of +0.24% (actual), outperforming the benchmark AusBond Bank Index return by +0.08% (actual). The outperformance continues to be driven by a combination of deposits that were originally invested longer than 6 months, as well as the higher yielding FRNs locked in at attractive margins and sold prior to maturity, realising small capital gains and boosting returns. The FRN portfolio (on an accrual basis) continues to outperform the deposit portfolio, as evidenced by the returns over the past 12 months.

 

Over the past year, the combined deposit and FRN portfolio returned +2.76% p.a., outperforming bank bills by 0.84% p.a. The overall return remains solid given deposit rates reached their all-time lows in August 2016 after the RBA’s last interest rate cut. The official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate remains at the historical low of 1.50%.

 

Performance

1 month

3 months

6 months

FYTD

1 year

Official Cash Rate

0.12%

0.37%

0.75%

0.62%

1.50%

AusBond Bank Bill Index

0.15%

0.48%

0.99%

0.849%

1.89%

Council’s T/D Portfolio

0.23%

0.67%

1.34%

1.12%

2.62%

Council’s FRN Portfolio

0.24%

0.73%

1.48%

1.22%

2.87%

Council’s Portfolio^

0.24%

0.70%

1.41%

1.17%

2.76%

Outperformance

0.08%

0.21%

0.42%

0.33%

0.84%

^Total portfolio performance excludes Council's cash account holdings. Overall returns would be lower if cash was included

 

Term Deposits

At month end, term deposits totalled $36 million, accounting for 46.61% of the total investment portfolio. Two deposits totalling $4 million matured and were withdrawn in November.  Five new term deposits were taken up totalling $5 million. As at the end of November, the weighted average deposit yield stood at 2.76%, up 2 basis points from the previous month.

 

Floating Rate Notes (FRNs)

The portfolio includes $32.549 million in floating rate notes. During the month Council sold out of the following FRN’s:

        $1.0m NAB (AA-) FRN maturing 04/08/2020 (ISIN: AU3FN0037255) – trading margin +58bp or capital price $100.068 (capital gain $680);

        $1.00m Westpac (AA-) FRN maturing 28/07/2020 (ISIN: AU000WBCHBI0) – trading margin +59bp or capital price of $100.524 (capital gain ~$5,780).

        $2.0m BOQ (BBB+) FRN maturing 05/05/2020 (ISIN: AU3FN0035549) – trading margin +81bp or capital price of $100.274 (capital gain ~ $5,480.00).

Total realised capital gains amounting to $11,940.00

Floating Rate Notes are classified as “held for trading” requiring that they are reported at the latest indicative market valuations at month end. The indicative market value of the FRN’s as at the 30 November 2018 decreased by ~$89k.

 

Ministerial Investment Order

In late 2007, the NSW Government commissioned a review of NSW local government investments. The review, known as the Cole Report included eight recommendations that were all adopted by the NSW Government and incorporated into the Ministerial Investment Order dated 31 July 2008. A revised Investment Order was issued on the 12 January 2011 and includes changes that:

       Remove the ability to invest in the mortgage of land;

       Remove the ability to make a deposit with Local Government Financial Services Pty Ltd;

       And includes the addition of “Key Considerations” with a comment that a council’s General Manager, or any other staff, with delegated authority to invest funds on behalf of the council must do so in accordance with the council’s adopted investment policy.

 

 

 

Investment Register

The investment register is maintained with details of each individual investment including; financial institution; amount invested; date invested; maturity date and the applicable interest rate.

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:     Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction:     Long term financial viability is achieved

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Funds are invested with the aim of achieving budgeted income in the 2018-19 financial year and outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill Index over a 12 month period. The budget provision for investment income from this source is $1,200,934.00. Investment income to 30 November 2018 amounted to $847,841.54

 

Conclusion

 

All investments as at 30 November 2018 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, the regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Investment Report for November 2018 be received and noted.

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - November 2018

 

 

 

 


Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - November 2018

Attachment 1

 

 

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director Corporate Services Report No. CO2/19

 

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Subject:                      Investment Report - December 2018

 

Folder No:                      F2015/06527

Author:                          Gail Johnston, Financial Operations Accountant     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Local Government (General) Regulation requires a written report to be provided to the ordinary meeting of the Council giving details of all monies invested and a certificate as to whether or not the investments have been made in accordance with the Act, the regulations and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Issues

 

Council is authorised by s625 of the Local Government Act to invest its surplus funds. Funds may only be invested in the form of investment notified by Order of the Minister dated 12 January 2011. The Local Government (General) Regulation prescribes the records that must be maintained in relation to Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The table in this report titled “Investment Register – December 2018” outlines the investment portfolio held by Council as at the end of December 2018. All investments have been made in accordance with the Act, Regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Investment Commentary

 

As at 31 December 2018, Council held investments with a market value of $74.742 million. The portfolio value decreased during December by ~$2.451 million. The decrease is representative of a negative cash flow for the month reflecting the net effect of revenue receipts (rates, grants & miscellaneous) offset by capital works expenditure and other operational payments.

 

The size of the investment portfolio may vary significantly from month to month as a result of cash flows for the period. Cash outflows (expenditure) are typically relatively stable from one month to another. Cash inflows (income) are cyclical and are largely dependent on the rates instalment due dates and the timing of grant payments including receipts of the Financial Assistance Grants.

 

The following graph illustrates the movement in the investment portfolio from December 2017 to December 2018. Peaks are representative of the rates instalment periods.

 

 

 

Council’s Portfolio & Compliance 

 

Asset Allocation

 

The majority of the portfolio is spread between term deposits (49.50%) and senior floating rate notes (43.49%). The remainder of the portfolio is held in the overnight cash accounts with CBA (7.01%). The FRN’s add additional liquidity and are generally accessible within 2-3 business days.

 

 


 

Term to Maturity

 

The portfolio remains diversified from a maturity perspective with a spread of maturities out to 5 years. Medium-term (2-5 years) assets account for around 32% of the total investment portfolio.

 

 

 

All minimum and maximum limits comply with Council’s investment policy:

Compliant

Horizon

Invested
$

Invested
%

Min Limit
%

Max Limit
%

0-90 days

$14,239,640.00

19.05%

10%

100%

91-365 days

$24,002,034.00

32.11%

20%

100%

1-2 years

$12,537,939.00

16.78%

0%

70%

2-5 years

$23,962,811.00

32.06%

0%

50%

5-10 years

$0.00

0.00%

0%

25%

 

The investment portfolio is regularly reviewed in order to maximise investment performance and minimise risk. Comparisons are made between existing investments with available products that are not part of the Council’s portfolio. Independent advice is sought on new investment opportunities.

 

Credit Quality

 

The investment portfolio is entirely directed to assets rated “A” or higher, consistent with the adopted investment policy. That is, there are currently no assets rated “BBB” or below.

 

 

 

 

 

Compliant

Credit Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

AA Category

$46,216,182.00

61.83%

100%

$28,526,242.00

A Category

$28,526,242.00

38.17%

80%

$31,267,697.00

BBB Category

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

Unrated ADIs

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

 Under the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS), the first $250,000 is guaranteed by the Federal Government (rated AAA by S&P), per investor, per ADI

 

Counterparty

 

The table below shows the individual counterparty exposures against Council’s current investment policy based on long term S&P ratings.

 

Compliant

 

Issuer

Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

ANZ

AA-

 $1,513,134

2.02%

40%

$28,383,836

CBA

AA-

$16,723,393

22.37%

40%

$13,173,576

NAB

AA-

$12,965,269

17.35%

40%

$16,931,701

Westpac

AA-

$15,014,386

20.09%

40%

$14,882,584

Rabobank

A+

 $1,014,525

1.36%

25%

$17,671,081

Suncorp

A+

$13,009,304

17.41%

25%

$5,676,302

AMP Bank

A

$6,995,174

9.36%

25%

$11,690,432

ING Bank

A

$6,000,000

8.03%

25%

$12,685,606

Macquarie Bank

A

$1,507,239

2.02%

25%

$17,178,367

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

The following graph shows the investment returns achieved against the AusBond Bank Bill Index and the official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate for the period December 2015 to December 2018.

 

 

The total portfolio (T/D’s and FRNs) provided a solid return of +0.24% (actual), outperforming the benchmark AusBond Bank Index return by +0.09% (actual). The outperformance continues to be driven by a combination of deposits that were originally invested longer than 6 months, as well as the higher yielding FRNs locked in at attractive margins and sold prior to maturity, realising small capital gains and boosting returns. The FRN portfolio (on an accrual basis) continues to outperform the deposit portfolio, as evidenced by the returns over the past 12 months.

 

Over the past year, the combined deposit and FRN portfolio returned +2.77% p.a., outperforming bank bills by 0.85% p.a. The overall return remains solid given deposit rates reached their all-time lows in August 2016 after the RBA’s last interest rate cut. The official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate remains at the historical low of 1.50%.

 

Performance

1 month

3 months

6 months

FYTD

1 year

Official Cash Rate

0.13%

0.37%

0.75%

0.75%

1.50%

AusBond Bank Bill Index

0.15%

0.48%

0.99%

0.99%

1.92%

Council’s T/D Portfolio

0.23%

0.68%

1.35%

1.35%

2.65%

Council’s FRN Portfolio

0.25%

0.72%

1.47%

1.47%

2.90%

Council’s Portfolio^

0.24%

0.70%

1.41%

1.41%

2.77%

Outperformance

0.09%

0.22%

0.42%

0.42%

0.85%

^Total portfolio performance excludes Council's cash account holdings. Overall returns would be lower if cash was included

 

Term Deposits

 

At month end, term deposits totalled $37 million, accounting for 49.50% of the total investment portfolio. Three deposits totalling $4 million matured and were withdrawn in December.  Three new term deposits were taken up totalling $5 million. As at the end of December, the weighted average deposit yield stood at 2.78%, up 2 basis points from the previous month.

 

Floating Rate Notes (FRNs)

 

The portfolio includes $32.503 million in floating rate notes. There was no trading of FRN’s during December.

 

Floating Rate Notes are classified as “held for trading” requiring that they are reported at the latest indicative market valuations at month end. The indicative market value of the FRN’s as at the 31 December 2018 decreased by ~$46k.

 

Ministerial Investment Order

 

In late 2007, the NSW Government commissioned a review of NSW local government investments. The review, known as the Cole Report included eight recommendations that were all adopted by the NSW Government and incorporated into the Ministerial Investment Order dated 31 July 2008. A revised Investment Order was issued on the 12 January 2011 and includes changes that:

       Remove the ability to invest in the mortgage of land;

       Remove the ability to make a deposit with Local Government Financial Services Pty Ltd;

       And includes the addition of “Key Considerations” with a comment that a council’s General Manager, or any other staff, with delegated authority to invest funds on behalf of the council must do so in accordance with the council’s adopted investment policy.

 

 

Investment Register

 

The investment register is maintained with details of each individual investment including; financial institution; amount invested; date invested; maturity date and the applicable interest rate.


 


 


Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:     Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction:     Long term financial viability is achieved

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Funds are invested with the aim of achieving budgeted income in the 2018-19 financial year and outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill Index over a 12 month period. The budget provision for investment income from this source is $1,200,934.00. Investment income to 31 December 2018 amounted to $1,023,973.85

 

Conclusion

 

All investments as at 31 December 2018 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, the regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Investment Report for December 2018 be received and noted.

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - December 2018

 

 

 

 


Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - December 2018

Attachment 1

 

 

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director Corporate Services Report No. CO3/19

 

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Subject:                      Investment Report - January 2019

 

Folder No:                      F2015/06527

Author:                          Gail Johnston, Financial Operations Accountant     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Local Government (General) Regulation requires a written report to be provided to the ordinary meeting of the Council giving details of all monies invested and a certificate as to whether or not the investments have been made in accordance with the Act, the regulations and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

Issues

 

Council is authorised by s625 of the Local Government Act to invest its surplus funds. Funds may only be invested in the form of investment notified by Order of the Minister dated 12 January 2011. The Local Government (General) Regulation prescribes the records that must be maintained in relation to Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The table in this report titled “Investment Register – January 2019” outlines the investment portfolio held by Council as at the end of January 2019. All investments have been made in accordance with the Act, Regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

 

Investment Commentary

 

As at 31 January 2019, Council held investments with a market value of $67.647 million. The portfolio value decreased during January by ~$7.105 million. The decrease is representative of a negative cash flow for the month reflecting the net effect of revenue receipts (rates, grants & miscellaneous) offset by capital works expenditure and other operational payments.

 

The size of the investment portfolio may vary significantly from month to month as a result of cash flows for the period. Cash outflows (expenditure) are typically relatively stable from one month to another. Cash inflows (income) are cyclical and are largely dependent on the rates instalment due dates and the timing of grant payments including receipts of the Financial Assistance Grants.

 

The following graph illustrates the movement in the investment portfolio from January 2018 to January 2019. Peaks are representative of the rates instalment periods.

 

 

Council’s Portfolio & Compliance 

 

Asset Allocation

 

The majority of the portfolio is spread between term deposits (48.04%) and senior floating rate notes (47.32%). The remainder of the portfolio is held in the overnight cash accounts with CBA (4.63%). The FRN’s add additional liquidity and are generally accessible within 2-3 business days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term to Maturity

 

The portfolio remains diversified from a maturity perspective with a spread of maturities out to 5 years. Medium-term (2-5 years) assets account for around 40% of the total investment portfolio.

 

 

All minimum and maximum limits comply with Council’s investment policy:

Compliant

Horizon

Invested
$

Invested
%

Min Limit
%

Max Limit
%

0-90 days

$13,634,864.00

20.16%

10%

100%

91-365 days

$18,002,530.00

26.61%

20%

100%

1-2 years

$9,023,012.00

13.34%

0%

70%

2-5 years

$26,986,700.00

39.89%

0%

50%

5-10 years

$0.00

0.00%

0%

25%

 

The investment portfolio is regularly reviewed in order to maximise investment performance and minimise risk. Comparisons are made between existing investments with available products that are not part of the Council’s portfolio. Independent advice is sought on new investment opportunities.

 

Credit Quality

 

The investment portfolio is entirely directed to assets rated “A” or higher, consistent with the adopted investment policy. That is, there are currently no assets rated “BBB” or below.

 

Compliant

Credit Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

AA Category

$43,125,875

63.75%

100%

$24,521,231

A Category

$24,521,231

36.25%

80%

$29,596,454

BBB Category

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

Unrated ADIs

$0.00

0.00%

 

 

 Under the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS), the first $250,000 is guaranteed by the Federal Government (rated AAA by S&P), per investor, per ADI

 

Counterparty

 

The table below shows the individual counterparty exposures against Council’s current investment policy based on long term S&P ratings.

 

Compliant

 

Issuer

Rating

Invested ($)

Invested (%)

Max. Limit (%)

Available ($)

ANZ

AA-

 $1,513,416

2.24%

40%

$25,545,427

CBA

AA-

$16,629,167

24.58%

40%

$10,429,675

NAB

AA-

$11,970,352

17.70%

40%

$15,088,491

Westpac

AA-

$13,012,940

19.24%

40%

$14,045,903

Rabobank

A+

 $1,014,453

1.50%

25%

$15,897,324

Suncorp

A+

$10,511,286

15.54%

25%

$6,400,491

AMP Bank

A

$6,995,492

10.34%

25%

$9,916,285

ING Bank

A

$6,000,000

8.87%

25%

$10,911,777

 

 

Performance

 

The following graph shows the investment returns achieved against the AusBond Bank Bill Index and the official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate for the period January 2016 to January 2019.

 

 

 

The total portfolio (T/D’s and FRNs) provided a solid return of +0.24% (actual), outperforming the benchmark AusBond Bank Index return by +0.06% (actual). The outperformance continues to be driven by a combination of deposits that were originally invested longer than 6 months, as well as the higher yielding FRNs locked in at attractive margins and sold prior to maturity, realising small capital gains and boosting returns. The FRN portfolio (on an accrual basis) continues to outperform the deposit portfolio, as evidenced by the returns over the past 12 months.

 

Over the past year, the combined deposit and FRN portfolio returned +2.79% p.a., outperforming bank bills by 0.84% p.a. The overall return remains solid given deposit rates reached their all-time lows in August 2016 after the RBA’s last interest rate cut. The official Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash interest rate remains at the historical low of 1.50%.

 

 

Performance

1 month

3 months

6 months

FYTD

1 year

Official Cash Rate

0.13%

0.38%

0.75%

0.88%

1.50%

AusBond Bank Bill Index

0.18%

0.49%

0.98%

1.18%

1.95%

Council’s T/D Portfolio

0.23%

0.69%

1.36%

1.59%

2.67%

Council’s FRN Portfolio

0.25%

0.74%

1.47%

1.73%

2.92%

Council’s Portfolio^

0.24%

0.71%

1.41%

1.65%

2.79%

Outperformance

0.06%

0.22%

0.43%

0.48%

0.84%

^Total portfolio performance excludes Council's cash account holdings. Overall returns would be lower if cash was included

 

Term Deposits

 

At month end, term deposits totalled $32.5 million, accounting for 49.50% of the total investment portfolio. Four deposits totalling $4.5 million matured and were withdrawn in January.  No new term deposits were placed in January. As at the end of January, the weighted average deposit yield stood at 2.79%, up 1 basis points from the previous month.

 

Floating Rate Notes (FRNs)

 

The portfolio includes $32.012 million in floating rate notes. During January the following FRN’s were sold:

    $2.00m Westpac (AA-) FRN maturing 28/07/2020 (ISIN: AU000WBCHBI0) – trading margin at +66bp or capital price of $100.370 (capital gain $7,400);

    $1.50m Macquarie (A) FRN maturing 03/03/2020 (ISIN: AU3FN0026605) – trading margin at +70bp or capital price of $100.438 (capital gain ~$6,570).

Total realised capital gains amounted to $13,970. $3.0m (face value) of the sale proceeds were reinvested into the higher yielding new CBA FRN at +113bp.

 

The Floating Rate Notes are classified as “held for trading” requiring that they are reported at the latest indicative market valuations at month end. The indicative market value of the FRN’s as at the 31 January 2019 increased by ~$24k.

 

Ministerial Investment Order

 

In late 2007, the NSW Government commissioned a review of NSW local government investments. The review, known as the Cole Report included eight recommendations that were all adopted by the NSW Government and incorporated into the Ministerial Investment Order dated 31 July 2008. A revised Investment Order was issued on the 12 January 2011 and includes changes that:

       Remove the ability to invest in the mortgage of land;

       Remove the ability to make a deposit with Local Government Financial Services Pty Ltd;

       And includes the addition of “Key Considerations” with a comment that a council’s General Manager, or any other staff, with delegated authority to invest funds on behalf of the council must do so in accordance with the council’s adopted investment policy.

 

Investment Register

 

The investment register is maintained with details of each individual investment including; financial institution; amount invested; date invested; maturity date and the applicable interest rate.


 

 


 


Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:     Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction:     Long term financial viability is achieved

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

Funds are invested with the aim of achieving budgeted income in the 2018-19 financial year and outperforming the AusBond Bank Bill Index over a 12 month period. The budget provision for investment income from this source is $1,200,934.00. Investment income to 31 January 2019 amounted to $1,187,665.10

 

All investments as at 31 January 2019 have been made in accordance with the Local Government Act, the regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the Investment Report for January 2019 be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - January 2019

 

 

 

 


Certificate by Responsible Accounting Officer - January 2019

Attachment 1

 

 

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

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Director Corporate Services Report No. CO4/19

 

Subject:                      Monthly Financial Report as at 30 November 2018

Folder No:                      F2018/00380

Author:                          Oliver Guo, Coordinator Financial Planning and Analysis     

 

Introduction

 

Section 202 of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the responsible accounting officer of a council must:

 

a)       establish and maintain a system of budgetary control that will enable the Council’s actual income and expenditure to be monitored each month and to be compared with the estimate of the council’s income and expenditure, and

 

b)       if any instance arises where the actual income or expenditure of the Council is materially different from its estimated income or expenditure, report the instance to the next meeting of the council.

 

Issues

 

This report provides the financial results of the Council as at 30 November 2018. Attachment 1 summarises the Council’s financial performance and its source and application of funds. It also summarises the operating result for each of the Council’s principal activities. Attachment 2 details the financial position of the Council as at 30 November 2018. Attachment 3 details the cash flow of the Council as at 30 November 2018.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:         Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1b:       Council is a leader in the delivery of social, financial and operational      activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The Council’s Director Corporate Services, as the Responsible Accounting Officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.  The Current Ratio as at 30 November 2018 is 2.10 compared to 2.12 as at 30 June 2018, indicating the Council’s liquidity remains strong with capacity to meet short term obligations as they fall due.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - November 2018

 

2.

Monthly Financial Statements - Balance Sheet - November 2018

 

3.

Monthly Financial Statements - Cashflow Statement - November 2018

 

 

 

 


Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - November 2018

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

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Director Corporate Services Report No. CO5/19

 

Subject:                      Monthly Financial Report as at 31 December 2018

Folder No:                      F2018/00380

Author:                          Oliver Guo, Coordinator Financial Planning and Analysis     

 

Introduction

 

Section 202 of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the responsible accounting officer of a council must:

 

a)       establish and maintain a system of budgetary control that will enable the Council’s actual income and expenditure to be monitored each month and to be compared with the estimate of the council’s income and expenditure, and

 

b)       if any instance arises where the actual income or expenditure of the Council is materially different from its estimated income or expenditure, report the instance to the next meeting of the council.

 

Issues

 

This report provides the financial results of the Council as at 31 December 2018. Attachment 1 summarises the Council’s financial performance and its source and application of funds. It also summarises the operating result for each of the Council’s principal activities. Attachment 2 details the financial position of the Council as at 31 December 2018. Attachment 3 details the cash flow of the Council as at 31 December 2018.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:         Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1b:       Council is a leader in the delivery of social, financial and operational      activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The Council’s Director Corporate Services, as the Responsible Accounting Officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.  The Current Ratio as at 31 December 2018 is 2.19 compared to 2.12 as at 30 June 2018, indicating the Council’s liquidity remains strong with capacity to meet short term obligations as they fall due.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - December 2018

 

2.

Monthly Financial Statements - Balance Sheet - December 2018

 

3.

Monthly Financial Statements - Cashflow Statement - December 2018

 

 

 

 


Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - December 2018

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

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Director Corporate Services Report No. CO6/19

 

Subject:                      Monthly Financial Report as at 31 January 2019

Folder No:                      F2018/00380

Author:                          Oliver Guo, Coordinator Financial Planning and Analysis     

 

Introduction

 

Section 202 of Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that the responsible accounting officer of a council must:

 

a)       establish and maintain a system of budgetary control that will enable the Council’s actual income and expenditure to be monitored each month and to be compared with the estimate of the council’s income and expenditure, and

 

b)       if any instance arises where the actual income or expenditure of the Council is materially different from its estimated income or expenditure, report the instance to the next meeting of the council.

 

Issues

 

This report provides the financial results of the Council as at 31 January 2019. Attachment 1 summarises the Council’s financial performance and its source and application of funds. It also summarises the operating result for each of the Council’s principal activities. Attachment 2 details the financial position of the Council as at 31 January 2019. Attachment 3 details the cash flow of the Council as at 31 January 2019.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 1:         Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1b:       Council is a leader in the delivery of social, financial and operational      activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The Council’s Director Corporate Services, as the Responsible Accounting Officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.  The Current Ratio as at 31 January 2019 is 2.67 compared to 2.12 as at 30 June 2018, indicating the Council’s liquidity remains strong with capacity to meet short term obligations as they fall due.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - January 2019

 

2.

Monthly Financial Statements - Balance Sheet - January 2019

 

3.

Monthly Financial Statements - Cashflow Statement - January 2019

 

 

 

 


Monthly Financial Statements - Income Statement - January 2019

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Director Corporate Services Report No. CO7/19

 

 

Subject:                         Quarterly Budget Review - December 2018

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Author:                          Oliver Guo, Coordinator Financial Planning and Analysis     

 

 

Introduction

 

Section 203(1) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 requires that, at the end of each quarter, a Quarterly Budget Review Statement (QBRS) be prepared and submitted to Council that indicates the latest estimates of income and expenditure for the 2018-19 year.

 

The regulation (Section 203 (2)) also requires that the budget review statement must include, or be accompanied by:

 

I.        A report as to whether or not the Responsible Accounting Officer believes that the Statement indicates that the financial position of the Council is satisfactory, having regard to the original estimate of income and expenditure; and

II.       If that position is unsatisfactory, recommendations for remedial action.

 

Issues

 

The December Quarterly Budget Review Statement (attachment 1) provides an update on the Council’s financial performance and position as at 31 December 2018.

 

Included within this report are recommended variations to the Council’s budget that, if adopted, will result in an overall increase in the Council’s projected budget surplus at year end from $3,837 to $6,913.

 

Income and operating expenses

 

Major variations include:

    Higher legal costs ($457k)

    Higher interest on investment income ($350k)

    Council donation and contribution under Council Contingency Fund program($97k)

 

Capital budget

 

The projected expenditure on asset renewal, upgrade and new assets is projected to increase from $91.7m to $91.9m. This includes $200k for the remediation of Jack Vanny Reserve (funded from cash reserves).

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:              Leadership in Sustainability.

Direction 1a:          Council has a long term vision based on sustainability.

Direction 1b:         Council is a leader in the delivery of social, financial & operational activities.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The proposed variations listed in the attachment will result in a projected budget surplus on 30 June 2018 of $6,913.

 

Conclusion

 

Council’s Director Corporate Services, as the Responsible Accounting Officer, advises that the projected financial position is satisfactory.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)       the report in relation to the December 2018 Budget Review be received and noted; and

 

b)       the proposed December 2018 budget variations shown in the attachment to this report be adopted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.

Quarterly Budget Review Statements (QBRS) - December 2018

 

 

 

 


Quarterly Budget Review Statements (QBRS) - December 2018

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Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM1/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Da Rocha - WAYS Youth Services relocation

 

Folder No:                      F2006/00308

Submitted by:                Councillor Da Rocha, South Ward     

 

 

 

That Council:

 

a)       recognise the great work that WAYS Youth Services provides to the young people in our LGA and wider region and;

 

b)       investigate opportunities to find a more permanent location for the service to operate in the Randwick LGA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM2/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr D'Souza - Proposing a new outdoor gym in Malabar

 

Folder No:                      F2005/00896

Submitted by:                Councillor D'Souza, South Ward     

 

 

 

That following on from the success of previous outdoor gyms in Randwick City, and to encourage health and fitness in our community, an outdoor gym be installed at Cromwell Park or Pioneer Park, Malabar at a location to be determined by the Director City Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM3/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Luxford - Support for the Greek Festival of Sydney Event

 

Folder No:                      F2018/00294

Submitted by:                Councillor Luxford, West Ward     

 

 

 

That Council:

 

1.       note it’s support of the Greek Festival of Sydney event to be hosted at the Prince Henry Centre on Sunday 14 April 2019

2.       waive the hire fees associated with the hire of the facility and use of any technical equipment

3.       seek the opportunity to attend and address the event

4.       write to the organisers of the event congratulating them for promoting cultural awareness and harmony in the Randwick and greater eastern suburbs region and; and

5.       invite the organisers of the Greek Festival of Sydney to attend a meeting at Council with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors to discuss the festival and the positive influence it has in the Randwick LGA.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM4/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Hamilton - NSW Opposition - position on high rise development

 

Folder No:                      F2012/00347

Submitted by:                Councillor Hamilton, North Ward     

 

 

That Council:

 

1.       condemns the Leader of the NSW Opposition for threatening residents with over development and tearing up the light rail infrastructure after it is completed

 

2.       writes to the Leader of the NSW Opposition asking:

a.   Where in the “Eastern Suburbs” would he like to increase development?

b.   Does he intend to force further high-rise development into the Randwick LGA including in his own seat of Maroubra?

c.   What infrastructure plans does the NSW Opposition have to support an increase in high rise and population in the Eastern Suburbs? 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM5/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Strategies for removal of vehicles obstructing driveways

 

Folder No:                      F2019/00305

Submitted by:                Councillor Stavrinos, West Ward     

 

 

 

That Council write to the NSW Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton and the NSW Minister for Roads, the Hon. Melinda Pavey requesting that the State Government investigate measures and strategies to help facilitate Councils in the prompt removal of vehicles that are obstructing another person’s driveway.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM6/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Stavrinos - Proposed changes to the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP

 

Folder No:                      F2004/07961

Submitted by:                Councillor Stavrinos, West Ward     

 

 

 

That Council write to the NSW Minister for Planning, the Hon. Anthony Roberts requesting that the proposed changes to be made to the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP be retrospectively applied to all current boarding house applications being assessed by Councils across NSW.

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM7/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Da Rocha and Said - Proposed pensioner discount on the Environment Levy

 

Folder No:                      F2018/00328

Submitted by:                Councillor Said, South Ward     

 

 

 

That the relevant Council officer bring back a report on the costs and ramifications of an annual pensioner discount on the Environment Levy of $20, $25 and $30.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM8/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch - Randwick Health and Education Precinct and Randwick Campus Redevelopment

 

Folder No:                      F2018/00420

Submitted by:                Councillor Veitch, West Ward     

 

 

That Randwick City Council:

 

1.       Notes that since at least 2008 reports and plans for the Randwick Health and Education Precinct have been a subject of great concern to residents in the Randwick LGA, particularly those residents located near POW Hospital in the area bounded by Botany St, High St, Hospital Rd and Barker St;

 

2.       Notes that despite plans and reports flagging the future expansion of the POW Hospital and UNSW campuses, a significant part of the area noted above remained zoned as R2 (Low density residential) in the 2012 Randwick LEP, with two small sections near High Street rezoned R3 (medium density residential);

 

3.       Notes that on 23 June 2017 the Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard released details of a $720 million expansion of the Randwick Hospital Campus, and that residents of over 70 properties in the area immediately west of the hospital, bounded by Magill St to the South, Hospital Road to the East, High St to the North and Botany St to the West have since had their homes acquired by Health Administration Corporation under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991, with the valuations made on the basis of the R2 and R3 zoning;

 

4.       Acknowledges that this inconsistency and the lack of transparency and consultation on the plans for this site by the NSW State Government has caused these residents significant distress and hardship, and that their properties have not been zoned consistent with the long-term plans and zoning for this site by other potential future landowners;

 

5.       Notes further, that references to plans for the area bounded by Hospital Rd, and Magill, Botany and Barker Streets can be found on the Randwick Campus Redevelopment website

         

          Including reference to the Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan (GRUM) (final report v1 23/12/16, final report v2, 18/1/17) and the Randwick Academic Health Science Centre Masterplan (RAHSCM).

 

6.       Notes that further references made to the Randwick Campus Redevelopment Stage 4 can be found at https://pipeline.gihub.org/Project/ProjectDetails/178    

 

7.       Write to the Premier of NSW, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian, the Leader of the NSW Opposition, the Hon. Michael Daley, and the Greens Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge calling for a public inquiry into the compulsory acquisition itself, the zoning and transparency issues (discussed above) and the treatment individual residents received when negotiating with NSW Government officials regarding the Randwick Health and Education campus redevelopment and the wider effect on residents in the Randwick LGA;

 

8.       Write to the Premier of NSW, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian, the Leader of the NSW Opposition, the Hon. Michael Daley and the Greens Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge calling for the public release of the Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan (GRUM), the Randwick Academic Health Science Centre Masterplan (RAHSCM), the Randwick Campus Redevelopment Stage 2, 3 and 4 plans and an open and transparent community consultation for the benefit of those residents living in the area bounded by Hospital Rd, and Magill, Botany and Barker Streets and the Randwick community.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM9/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Veitch -  Eastern Extension of Sydney Metro West Rail Line

 

Folder No:                      F2015/00095

Submitted by:                Councillor Veitch, West Ward     

 

 

 

That Randwick City Council:

 

1.       Notes that references have been made to a rail line running between CBD / Central and Malabar in the Greater Sydney Commission Eastern City District Plan;

 

2.       Notes that a report by Matt O’Sullivan in the February 4, 2019 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald refers to leaked government documents that show four ‘strategic options’ developed for an eastern extension of the Sydney Metro West line, including options for a line to Malabar via Randwick  https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/new-metro-rail-line-to-sydney-s-south-east-in-the-pipeline-20181218-p50myx.html

 

3.       Notes that ‘some of the key objectives underpinning decisions on an eastern extension of the line are “unlocking urban renewal opportunities” and “enhancing housing supply”’;

 

4.       Write to the Premier of NSW, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian, the Leader of the NSW Opposition, the Hon. Michael Daley, and the Greens Transport Spokesperson Cate Faehrmann to request that all documents and plans for the Sydney Metro West line, including the strategic options for the eastern extension be released to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice No. NM10/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Motion from Cr Said - Proposed hydrotherapy pool at DRLC

 

Folder No:                      F2005/00920

Submitted by:                Councillor Said, South Ward     

 

 

 

That the relevant Council officer bring back a report to build a dedicated Hydrotherapy Pool at the Des Renford Leisure Centre. This pool would provide water therapy for recovery and rehabilitation programs and complement our disability hoist for those with severe disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

  


Ordinary Council           26 February 2019

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motion No. NR2/19

 

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Subject:                      Notice of Rescission Motion from Cr Matson, the Mayor (Cr Neilson) and Cr Parker - Grass Cutting for the Elderly

 

Folder No:                      F2006/00216

Submitted by:                Councillor Matson, East Ward; The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson; Councillor Parker, Central Ward     

 

 

That the resolution passed at the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 11 December 2018 in relation to Item CP60/18 and reading as follows:

 

“That:

 

a)    starting 1 July 2019, Council conduct a 12 month trial of two free grass cutting and garden and maintenance services per year for eligible pensioners; and

 

 b)   a report be brought back to Council on the take up rate and costings associated with the program.”

 

BE AND IS HEREBY RESCINDED.

 

If the Rescission Motion is carried, it is intended to move the following motion:

 

“That:

 

1)       Council support the concept of assisting pensioners with mowing their verges.

 

2)       to ensure a fair and equitable budget process, that this new program be developed for consideration in the 2019-20 Budget process along with other community funding priorities.”