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

MINUTES OF Ordinary Council MEETING of the Council of the City of Randwick HELD ON Tuesday, 26 February 2019 AT 6:06pm

 

Present:

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

 

Councillor D Said (Deputy Mayor) (South Ward)

 

North Ward                                                       -     Councillors C Hamilton & L Shurey

                                                                                             

South Ward                                                      -     Councillors C Da Rocha & N D’Souza

 

East Ward                                                        -     Councillor M Matson

                                                                             

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

 

Central Ward                                                    -     Councillors A Andrews & T Seng (arrived 6.11pm)

                                                                             

Officers Present:

General Manager                                                          Ms T Manns

Director City Services                                                   Mr J Frangoples

Director City Planning                                                   Mr K Kyriacou

Director Corporate Services                                          Mr J Smith

Senior Administrative Coordinator                                  Ms J Hartshorn

Communications Manager                                             Mr J Hay

Executive Manager                                                       Mr L Fitzgerald

 

Prayer & Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People

The Council Prayer was read by Cr Hamilton. The Acknowledgement of Local Indigenous People was read by Cr Shurey.

 

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

 

Apologies were received from Crs Bowen, Parker and Roberts.

 

RESOLVED: (Mayor, Cr Neilson/Hamilton) that the apologies received from Crs Bowen, Parker and Roberts be accepted and leave of absences from the meeting be granted.

 

Confirmation of the Minutes

 

Confirmation of the Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting 11 December 2018, extraordinary council meeting 29 january 2019, extraordinary council meeting 5 february 2019 and extraordinary council meeting 12 february 2019

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RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Veitch) that the Minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 11 December 2018 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Luxford) that the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Said) that the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 5 February 2019 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

RESOLUTION: (Shurey/Luxford) that the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council meeting held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 (copies of which were circulated to all Councillors) be and are hereby confirmed as a correct record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

 

a)    Cr Veitch declared a significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP3/19 as one of her places of employment has had discussions about hiring a stall at the Blak Markets. Cr Veitch indicated that she would not take part in the debate or the vote on the matter.

b)    Cr Neilson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item MM8/19 as she is a member of the Randwick and District Historical Society.

c)    Cr D’Souza declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP3/19 as he knows the speaker on the matter.

d)    Cr Andrews declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Football Club and Souths Juniors.

e)    Cr Da Rocha declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CP3/19 as he knows the speaker on the matter.

f)     Cr Da Rocha declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item NM1/19 as he knows the speaker.

g)    Cr Said declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

h)    Cr Matson declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

i)     Cr D’Souza declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 a member of Souths Juniors.

j)     Cr Shurey declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

k)    Cr Luxford declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

l)     Cr Seng declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

m)   Cr Stavrinos declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item CO8/19 as a member of Souths Juniors.

n)    Cr Hamilton declared a non-significant non pecuniary interest in Item MM8/19 as a former member of the Randwick and District Historical Society.

 

Address of Council by Members of the Public

Prior to consideration of the Agenda by the Council, deputations were received in respect of the following matters:

MM8/19       MAYORAL MINUTE – REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR the RANDWICK AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

For                       Ms Margot Phillips

 

CP3/19        Blak Markets Partnership Proposal

 

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Veitch left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

For                       Mr Peter Cooley

 

Cr Veitch returned to the meeting at this point (6.32pm).

 

CS2/19        Anzac Parade Memorial - Concept Design

 

For                       Mr Margaret Hope

 

CO8/19        HEFFRON PARK COMMUNITY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE

 

                   For                       Mr Blake Solly (representing Souths)

 

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

 

For                       Mr Russell King

 

NM6/19       Notice of Motion from Cr STAVRINOS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING sepp

 

                   For                       Mr Billy McCall

 

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

 

For                       Ms Margaret Hope

 

NM12/19      Notice of Motion from Cr Roberts - Hydrotherapy Pool

 

For                       Ms Jasna Lukin

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6.53pm and was resumed at 7.10pm.

 

 

The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson, advised that the Items for which there were speakers, would be brought forward for immediate consideration.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

MM1/19       Mayoral Minute - Temora Shire Council - Request for donation (F2019/06574)

18/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council make a donation of $3,000 to the Salvation Army to purchase gift cards to be distributed to those most affected by the drought in the Temora Shire community.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM2/19       Mayoral Minute - Request Assistance - Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign (F2017/07396)

19/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that:

 

a)    Council support the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign Australia by donating gloves and pickers to the value of  $1,025 (excluding GST) and funds be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

b)    the organisers undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during their events.

 

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

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM3/19       Mayoral Minute - Save our Recycling Campaign (F2004/08250)

20/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council:

 

1.    Endorse the Local Government NSW’s campaign, Save Our Recycling, to realise the reinvestment of a 100% of the Waste Levy collected each year by the NSW Government into waste minimisation, recycling and resource recovery.

 

2.    Make representation to the local State Member(s), in support of this campaign objective.

 

3.    Write to the Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, the Opposition Leader, the Hon Michael Daley MP, the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP, and the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Penny Sharpe MLC, seeking bipartisan support for the 100% reinvestment of the Waste Levy collected each year into waste minimisation, recycling and resource recovery.

 

4.    Endorse the distribution and display of the Local Government NSW Save Our Recycling information on Council premises, as well as involvement in any actions arising from the initiative.

 

5.    Formally advise Local Government NSW that Council has endorsed the Save Our Recycling advocacy initiative.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM4/19       Mayoral Minute - The Coogee Owls Application to Waive Venue Hire Fees (F2012/00278)

21/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council waive the Venue Hire fees totaling $759 (including GST) for the Margaret Martin Library Meeting Room, to allow The Coogee Owls, a local support group for ME/CFS and FM, to continue to meet on a monthly basis in suitable premises.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM5/19       Mayoral Minute - Vale Sima Truuvert (F2019/01118)

22/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council:

 

a)    publicly notes the outstanding career and contribution of the late Sima Truuvert to Randwick City Council and the Randwick City community;

 

b)    notes the establishment of the inaugural Sima Truuvert Planning Scholarship which is now open for applications; and

 

c)    installs a bench with commemorative plaque at Little Bay in consultation with Sima’s family.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM6/19       Mayoral Minute - Randwick City Football Club - Request for financial assistance towards 2019 Annual Gala Day (F2019/00001)

23/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that:

 

a)    Council donate $100 towards the Randwick City Football Club Annual Gala Day to be held on Sunday, 3 March 2019;

 

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

 

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

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM7/19       Mayoral Minute - Friends of Malabar Headland - Request for Donation (F2004/07430)

24/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that the donation of plants to the value of $300 be supplied to the Friends of Malabar Headland and the funding be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM8/19       Mayoral Minute - Request for financial assistance for the Randwick and District Historical Society (F2010/00038)

25/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that Council fund two new glass display cabinets to be fitted in the Randwick and District Historical Society at a cost of $9000.00 and the funding be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM9/19       Mayoral Minute - St John's Anglican Church, Maroubra - Request for Donation (F2004/07430)

26/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that the donation of plants to the value of $300 be supplied to St John’s Anglican Church and the funding be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

MM10/19     Mayoral Minute - St Margaret Mary's Primary School - Request for Financial assistance (F2012/00278)

27/19

RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Neilson) that:

 

a)    Council waive the $182 Public Space Hire application fee associated with the St Margaret Mary’s Primary School fundraising activities being held at Mary McKillop Park on Saturday, 23 March 2019;

 

b)    the funds be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund;

 

c)    the organisers be requested to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution during the event;

 

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

 

MOTION: (Mayor, Cr K Neilson) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

  

Urgent Business

Nil.

 


 

General Manager's Reports

 

GM2/19       General Manager's Report - Randwick City Council December 2018 Quarterly Report (F2017/03001)

28/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that the information contained in the December Quarterly Review of the 2018-19 annual Operational Plan be received and noted.

 

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

 

Director City Planning Reports

 

CP2/19        Director City Planning Report - Variation to Development Standard under SEPP No.1 and Clause 4.6 - 1 December 2018 to 7 February 2019 (F2008/00122)

29/19

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

 

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

 

 

 

CP3/19        Director City Planning Report - Blak Markets Partnership Proposal (F2009/00243)

 

 

 

30/19

Note: Having previously declared an interest, Cr Veitch left the chamber and took no part in the debate or voting on this matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) 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.

 

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

 

Cr Veitch returned to the meeting at this point (7.21pm).

 

Director City Services Reports

 

CS1/19        Director City Services Report - Our Community Our Future - South Maroubra Beach Amenities - 2018-19 Advanced Funding (PROJ/10669/2)

31/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that advanced funding of $205,805 be released from the Our Community Our Future program in the 2018-19 financial year.

 

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

 

 

 

CS2/19        Director City Services Report - Anzac Parade Memorial - Concept Design (PROJ/10853/2018/6)

32/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that this matter be deferred to allow for a further meeting with the Trust and a Councillors’ briefing session on the matter, with discussion topics to include the scope and funding of the project.

 

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

 

 


 

 

CS3/19        Director City Services Report - Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee (F2018/00158)

33/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Matson) that the recommendations detailed within the minutes of the Cycleways and Bicycle Facilities Advisory Committee meeting, held on 21 November, 2018,  be endorsed.

 

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

 

 

 

CS4/19        Director City Services Report - Fibro Fragments (Asbestos Issue), Heffron Park (F2008/00197)

34/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Matson) that:

 

a)    the report be received and noted

 

b)    annual air monitoring will be undertaken in 2019.

 

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

 

 

 

CS5/19        Director City Services Report - Perry Street Drainage Upgrade - Drainage Capital Works Program (F2018/00569)

35/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) 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.

 

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

 

Director Corporate Services Reports

 

CO1/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Investment Report - November 2018 (F2015/06527)

36/19

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

 

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

 

 

 

CO2/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Investment Report - December 2018 (F2015/06527)

37/19

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

 

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

 

 

 

CO3/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Investment Report - January 2019 (F2015/06527)

38/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that the Investment Report for January 2019 be received and noted.

 

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

 

 

 

CO4/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 30 November 2018 (F2018/00380)

39/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

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

 

 

 

CO5/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 31 December 2018 (F2018/00380)

40/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

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

 

 

 

CO6/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Monthly Financial Report as at 31 January 2019 (F2018/00380)

41/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) that Council acknowledges that the Responsible Accounting Officer has advised that the projected financial position of Council is satisfactory.

 

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

 

 

 

CO7/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Quarterly Budget Review - December 2018 (F2018/00378)

42/19

RESOLUTION: (Andrews/Stavrinos) 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.

 

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

 

 

 

CO8/19        Director Corporate Services Report - Heffron Park Community and High Performance Centre (F2010/00282)

43/19

RESOLUTION: (Said/Hamilton) that Council delegate authority to the General Manager to execute the Agreement for Lease and Licence on behalf of Council for the Heffron Park Community and High Performance Centre

 

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

 

Councillors Veitch and Shurey called for a DIVISION.

 

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

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Matson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Shurey

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

 

Total (9)

Total (3)

Petitions

Nil.

 

Motion Pursuant to Notice

 

NM1/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Da Rocha - WAYS Youth Services relocation (F2006/00308)

44/19

RESOLUTION: (Da Rocha/Andrews) 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.

 

MOTION: (Da Rocha/Andrews) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM2/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr D'Souza - Proposing a new outdoor gym in Malabar (F2005/00896)

45/19

RESOLUTION: (D'Souza/Da Rocha) 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.

 

AMENDMENT: (Shurey/Matson) that a report be brought back to Council on the status of all proposed outdoor gyms in the Council area for discussion prior to inclusion in the draft 2019-20 budget. LOST.

 

Councillors Shurey and Veitch called for a DIVISION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Matson

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Veitch

Councillor D'Souza

 

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

Total (3)

Total (9)

 

AMENDMENT: (Veitch/Matson) 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 with details to be brought back to Council. LOST.

 

Councillors Veitch and Matson called for a DIVISION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Matson

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Shurey

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Hamilton

 

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

Total (4)

Total (8)

 

MOTION: (D'Souza/Da Rocha) CARRIED – SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM3/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Luxford - Support for the Greek Festival of Sydney Event (F2018/00294)

46/19

RESOLUTION: (Luxford/Stavrinos) 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.

 

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

 

 

 

NM4/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Hamilton - NSW Opposition - position on high rise development (F2012/00347)

 

MOTION: (Hamilton/Stavrinos) 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? 

d.  that he please explain his actions while serving on Randwick City Council and requesting an immediate apology for bringing the Council’s reputation into disrepute. LOST.

 

Councillors Hamilton and Matson called for a DIVISION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Matson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Seng

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Stavrinos

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Neilson

 

Councillor Said

 

Councillor Shurey

 

Councillor Veitch

Total (4)

Total (8)

 

 


 

 

NM5/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Stavrinos - Strategies for removal of vehicles obstructing driveways (F2019/00305)

47/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Andrews) that Council write to the NSW Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, and the NSW Minister for Roads, the Hon. Melinda Pavey, and Local Government NSW 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.

 

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

 

 

 

NM6/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Stavrinos - Proposed changes to the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP (F2004/07961)

48/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Hamilton) 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. 

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

 

 

 

NM7/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Da Rocha and Said - Proposed pensioner discount on the Environment Levy (F2018/00328)

49/19

RESOLUTION: (Said/Da Rocha) 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.

 

MOTION: (Said/Da Rocha) CARRIED - SEE RESOLUTION.

 

 

 

NM8/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Veitch - Randwick Health and Education Precinct and Randwick Campus Redevelopment (F2018/00420)

 

MOTION: (Veitch/Matson) 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

       http://randwickcampusredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au/Projects/How-To-Build-A-Hospital

       Including reference to the Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan (GRUM) (final report v1 23/12/16, final report v2, 18/1/17) https://gsc-public-1.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/submissions/SouthEasternSydneyLocalHealthDistrict_Open_Submission-Attachment-02.pdf 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. LOST.

 

Councillors Hamilton and Veitch called for a DIVISION.

 

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

 

FOR

AGAINST

Councillor Matson

Councillor Andrews

Councillor Neilson

Councillor Da Rocha

Councillor Said

Councillor D'Souza

Councillor Shurey

Councillor Hamilton

Councillor Veitch

Councillor Luxford

 

Councillor Seng

 

Councillor Stavrinos

Total (5)

Total (7)

 

 

 

NM9/19       Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Veitch -  Eastern Extension of Sydney Metro West Rail Line (F2015/00095)

50/19

RESOLUTION: (Veitch/Shurey) 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.

 

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

 

 

 

NM10/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Said - Proposed hydrotherapy pool at DRLC (F2005/00920)

 

This MOTION was considered in conjunction with Item NM12/19 – see page 13 of these Minutes for the Council resolution in relation to this matter.

 

 

 

NM11/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Roberts - Parking fine reform (F2004/06807)

51/19

RESOLUTION: (Stavrinos/Said) that Council:

 

a)      Note the NSW Government commenced in June 2018 the first review and reform of parking and other fines in decades.

 

b)      Note the ongoing review has resulted in the NSW Government implementing the following reforms:

 

-    a reduction of 52 non-safety related parking fines issued by NSW Government authorities from $112 to $80; and

-    the option for councils and universities to also reduce the same 52 non-safety related parking fines from $112 to $80.

 

c)      Bring back a report to the March Ordinary meeting of Council on the financial impact to Council if Council elected to opt-in to the reforms already enacted by the NSW Government and other NSW Councils.

 

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

 

 

 

NM12/19      Motion Pursuant to Notice from Cr Roberts - Hydrotherapy Pool (F2005/00920)

 

 

 

52/19

Note: This Motion was considered in conjunction with Item NM10/19 as they relate to the same subject matter.

 

RESOLUTION: (Said/Stavrinos) that Council: 

 

a)      Note other councils have hydrotherapy pools for the use of their community, including the one at the Cook and Phillip Pool in Sydney.

 

b)      Note there is limited opportunity or flexibility for local people with disabilities and injuries to use local hydrotherapy pools. 

 

c)      Bring back a report to investigate the feasibility of building a hydrotherapy pool for the Des Renford Leisure Centre, or at another Council controlled public recreational facility. 

 

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

 

 

 

Confidential reports (closed session)

 

That the meeting move into closed session in order to consider confidential items.

 

Closed Session

 

CS6/19        Confidential - Tender for Professional Services for Design and Documentation for the La Perouse Museum - RFT No T2019-05 (F2018/00319)

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.

53/19

RESOLUTION: (Hamilton/Andrews) that:

 

a)    under Regulation 178(1)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 and subject to contractual negotiations being finalised to the reasonable satisfaction of the General Manager, Tanner Kibble Denton Architects be accepted as the successful tenderer for T2019-05 Consultancy Services - La Perouse Museum Design and Documentation at their tendered price;

 

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

 

c)    unsuccessful tenderers are notified.

 

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

  

 

 

Open Session

 

That the meeting move back into open session.

 

 

Notice of Rescission Motions

 

NR2/19        Notice of Rescission Motion - Notice of Rescission Motion from Cr Matson, the Mayor (Cr Neilson) and Cr Parker - Grass Cutting for the Elderly (F2006/00216)

54/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55/19

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Mayor, Cr Neilson) 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.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION: (Matson/Stavrinos) 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.”

 

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

  

There being no further business, Her Worship the Mayor, Cr K Neilson, declared the meeting closed at 9.56pm.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON