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Ordinary Council

Meeting

(Mayoral Minutes)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 May 2019      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randwick City Council		1300 722 542
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Randwick NSW 2031			www.randwick.nsw.gov.au
 



Ordinary Council  28 May 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, 28 May 2019 at 6:00pm

 

 

 

 

MM26/19     Randwick Golf Club, Ladies Charity Day - Request for Donation........................ 1

MM27/19     NSW Police Force and International Students Beach Soccer Day...................... 3

MM28/19     Proposal to screen Franklyn Barrett silent films at Ritz Cinema Randwick.......... 5

MM29/19     Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wrapping of Little Bay by Christo

                   and Jean-Claude.............................................................................................. 7             

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council  28 May 2019

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM26/19

 

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Subject:                  Randwick Golf Club, Ladies Charity Day - Request for Donation

 

Folder No:                     F2004/07430

Author:                          The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Randwick Golf Club, Lady Members have requested a donation for their annual charity day.

 

Over the past 25 years, the Randwick Golf Club, Lady Members have donated more than $436,000 to various charities from the funds raised at their Charity Days.  The funds raised at this year’s Charity Day will be donated to the Melanoma Institute Australia.  This will support new phase clinical research units trialing new medicines and their results with Melanoma sufferers.

 

Issues

 

The Randwick Golf Club, Lady Members are raising funds to support the Melanoma Institute and are requesting a donation from Council. A $300 plant donation will assist the charity day by providing a donation to be used as prizes on the day. 

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $300 to be funded from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is recommended that Council support The Randwick Golf Club, Lady Members Charity Day by donating native plants to support the Melanoma Institute.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the donation of plants to the value of $300 be supplied to The Randwick Golf Club, Lady Members and the funding be allocated from the 2018-19 Contingency Fund.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council  28 May 2019

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM27/19

 

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Subject:                  NSW Police Force and International Students Beach Soccer Day

 

Folder No:                     F2019/00096

Author:                          The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson     

 

 

Introduction

 

The Eastern Beaches Local Area Command of the NSW Police is proposing an International Beach Soccer day at the northern end of Coogee Beach on Sunday, 29 September 2019. This is an opportunity for Police to engage with international students and promote student safety messages.

 

Issues

 

This event has been running now for over four years and has established a stronger and more united relationship with the international students. Some low key entertainment and food stalls will be provided.

 

The International Beach Soccer tournament attracts hundreds of international students for the purpose of competing alongside NSW Police and each other in a beach soccer tournament. The top three priorities are:

 

1.   To engender trust between international students and Police through the breaking down of barriers;

2.   educate Police with regard to the difficulties and vulnerabilities international students face; and

3.   improve networking between Police, educational institutions, the community and government stakeholders.

 

The Police have requested funding support for the event.  The fees are as follows:

 

Application Fee:                                                                               $433.00

Beach Hire Fee:                                                                               $820.00

Reserving 20 car spaces for VIP’s in the Dolphin Street Car Park      $460.00

Supply and removal of 5 sulo bins @ $91.00 per bin                          $455.00

Food Stalls x 3 @ $100 per stall                                                       $300.00

TOTAL:                                                                                        $2,468.00

 

The NSW Police are also requesting a cash donation of $2,500.00.  This donation will contribute towards equipment hire, referees, trophies and jerseys.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $4,968.00, to be funded from the 2019-20 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

This partnership is yet another best practice example of the local Police and Randwick Council working together, demonstrating mutual commitment towards a safer community.

 

The event has been very successful and therefore, it is recommended that Council endorse the request for financial support by the NSW Police.

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)       Council vote $2,468.00 in-kind support to cover the fees associated with hosting the International Beach Soccer Day at Coogee Beach to be held on Sunday 29 September 2019. The funds to be allocated from the 2019-20 Contingency Fund.

 

b)       A cash donation of $2,500.00 towards equipment hire, referees, trophies and jerseys be approved. The funds to be allocated from the 2019-20 Contingency Fund.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council  28 May 2019

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM28/19

 

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Subject:                  Proposal to screen Franklyn Barrett silent films at Ritz Cinema Randwick

 

Folder No:                     F2004/08008

Author:                          The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson     

 

 

Introduction

 

Barrett House in Randwick was the home of cinema pioneers Franklyn and Mabel Barrett. From 1919 to 1926, fifteen silent pictures were developed, printed and edited at Barrett House including Australian classics The Breaking of the Drought and A Girl of the Bush.

 

Franklyn and Mabel’s daughter Harrie Sylvia Barrett generously bequeathed Barrett House to Randwick Council on the proviso that it be maintained as a community resource, including a permanent exhibition of the work of filmmaker Franklyn Barrett. Barrett House is listed as a heritage item under Randwick's Local Environmental Plan 1998. The house has been developed as a sustainable demonstration house incorporating display material dedicated to Franklyn Barrett and Australia’s early film industry. Council staff have screened Franklyn Barrett’s surviving films at Barrett House as part of Council’s commitment to maintaining the permanent exhibition.

 

Issues

 

Council has identified that because of the limited space in Barrett house, screenings of Franklyn Barrett silent films have minimal audience capacity reaching only a small number of the community. As a result of this, the existence of the films and Barrett’s legacy as a film maker, remain largely unknown to the community except to film buffs with a particular interest in Australian silent films. In response to these constraints, plans have been developed in consultation with the new management of the Ritz Cinema Randwick, to address this deficit by providing an education opportunity consisting of public screenings of the films. This will not only provide a rich cultural heritage experience, but will make the films accessible to a larger number of the community. The screenings will include a music score which will be developed specifically for each film and will be played live during the screening. The length of the films (approximately 90 minutes) necessitates a live musical accompaniment to make them more appealing to a wider audience and to help to maintain the interest of a modern audience unaccustomed to black and white silent films. The Franklyn Barrett Film Screening proposal consists of:

 

·      Screening one of the Barrett films at the Ritz Cinema Randwick.

·      Provision of live music to capture as much as possible a 1920s cinema experience and provide added interest to attract a larger audience.

·      Introduction of the film by an expert in film history and a question and answer session following the screening.

 

Tickets will be sold at a nominal price of $10 which will not only ensure attendance but will help to offset the cost of this activity by up to $2,800.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The Lindsay Barrett Film Screening will have the following financial implication to Council:

 

·      Hire of the Ritz Cinema number 5 which seats 280 people

·      Hire of the film from the National Film and Sound Archive Australia which includes screening rights

·      Engagement of a bush band to provide an original score composed specifically for the film and played live on the night

·      History lecturer and presenter to introduce the film and take questions at the conclusion

·      Southern Courier advertising

 

Should Council adopt the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council will be $9,000 to be funded from the Contingency Fund. It is anticipated that this amount will be reduced by up to $2,800 in ticket sales. Council staff will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of this event to be held at the iconic Ritz Cinema Randwick. 

 

Conclusion

 

In addition to meeting Council’s obligation to keep the Franklyn Barrett legacy alive, the screening of one of the Franklyn Barrett films with live musical accompaniment at the iconic Ritz Cinema will provide a rich cultural heritage experience for the community. The inclusion of an introduction and Q & A by a well-known historian will not only be entertaining but will raise the profile of Franklyn Barrett, a pioneer of Australian film and past resident of Randwick City. 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council screen one of Franklyn Barrett’s films at the Ritz Cinema, Randwick.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council  28 May 2019

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM29/19

 

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Subject:                  Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wrapping of Little Bay by Christo and Jean-Claude

 

Folder No:                     F2004/08383

Author:                          The Mayor, Cr Kathy Neilson     

 

 

Introduction

 

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapping of the Little Bay Coast for 10 weeks from 28 October 1969. According to the artists’ website -

 

“One million square feet (92,900 square meters) of erosion-control fabric (synthetic woven fiber usually manufactured for agricultural purposes) were used for the wrapping. 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) of polypropylene rope, 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) in diameter, tied the fabric to the rocks. Ramset guns fired 25,000 charges of fasteners, threaded studs and clips to secure the rope to the rocks.

 

Major Ninian Melville, retired from the Army Corps of Engineers, was in charge of the climbers and workers at the site. 17,000 manpower hours, over a period of four weeks, were expended by 15 professional mountain climbers, 110 workers (architecture and art students from the University of Sydney and East Sydney Technical College), as well as a number of Australian artists and teachers. All climbers and workers were paid, with the exception of 11 architecture students who refused to be paid.

 

The project was financed entirely by Christo and Jeanne-Claude through the sale of Christo’s original preparatory drawings, collages, scale models, early Packages and Wrapped Objects of the 1950s and 1960s and lithographs.

 

The coast remained wrapped for a period of ten weeks from October 28, 1969. Then all materials were removed and recycled and the site was returned to its original condition.” (https://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/wrapped-coast?view=info)

 

One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia catapulted Christo and Jeanne-Claude into the global art scene and marked a defining point in the life of John Kaldor, who commissioned the piece. Ahead of its time in terms of scale, this project was ground breaking. Widely acknowledged and recognised by the global art world, the project received mixed responses from Randwick locals and the wider Sydney community, some of whom viewed it as an oddity.

 

Fifty years on, with the benefit of hindsight, there is the opportunity not only to remember and celebrate the anniversary of this artistic milestone by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, but to use it as a platform to highlight the importance of sustainability and environmental conservation. This will build on Council’s high profile environmental events, activities and projects including the Lionel Bowen Young Writer’s Award 2018, which had the theme of ‘plastics – choose to re-use and reduce’, which inspired a number of students from year 3 to 12 in their creative writing on sustainability.

 

Issues

 

To celebrate this significant event at Little Bay, Randwick City Library will be holding an exhibition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the wrapping of the cliffs and coast. This exhibition of memorabilia will be held at the Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra, from 2 September to 15 December 2019. It will feature items from the library’s local history collection, as well as items from the John Kaldor Project archives and other collections. These various sources include:

 

·      Original photographs of the installation

·      Maquette of the installation

·      Artefacts (original plastic, ropes and fasteners etc.)

·      Global publication press clippings

·      Moving documentary footage of the original installation

·      Oral histories from residents who visited the site and remember its impact

 

The start of the exhibition coincides with History Week, 31 August to 7 September, run by the History Council of NSW, with the theme of Memory and Landscapes.

 

The exhibition will be funded from the library’s exhibition budget.

 

John Kaldor is supportive of this exhibition and is supplying some of the exhibits, but would like to have an event at Little Bay, given that it is the location of the artwork. He has proposed to give a free talk at the Prince Henry Community Centre in the evening of 13 September 2019, open to all those who may be interested, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark art installation on our coastline at Little Bay.

 

Financial impact statement

 

A total of $3,000 to engage John Kaldor for his presentation at Little Bay, including catering. It is proposed that this be funded from the 2019-20 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

The fiftieth anniversary of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapping of the Little Bay Coast is a landmark global event, artistically and culturally. This significant milestone will be celebrated with an exhibition at the Lionel Bowen Library and utilising the commissioner of the artwork himself, John Kaldor, who is available for a public presentation about this event at the Prince Henry Community Centre on 13 September 2019.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approves the allocation of $3,000 (from the 2019-20 Contingency Fund) to cover the costs of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapping of the Little Bay Coast, by engaging John Kaldor to present a talk to the public at Prince Henry Centre including catering.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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