Council Meeting wrap up for November 2020

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A COVID-safe beach plan, creative grants and new planning guidelines for Kensington and Kingsford were among the topics discussed by Randwick City Councillors at their meeting Tuesday 17 November 2020. The following is a summary about some of the outcomes.

Council adopts K2K DCP after rescission motion lost

A Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Kensington and Kingsford town centres has been adopted by Council after a rescission motion seeking further community consultation was defeated. The decision brings to a close a five-year planning review process to create a vision for the future of the town centres. The K2K plan, as it’s known, creates a consolidated vision for the area’s future, providing responsible development in key nodes and a range of public improvements including 200 affordable rental properties, new urban plazas, community centres and an innovation hub.

Summer beach COVID safety plan

Dedicated COVID marshals, live cameras and drones to count crowd numbers are part of Randwick City Council’s $1.2M plan to keep beach goers COVID safe this summer. The plan provides a scalable response to manage crowd numbers at some of Sydney’s busiest beaches including Coogee, Maroubra, Clovelly, Little Bay, Malabar and La Perouse. Read full story.

Grants for creative and community groups

More than $45,000 in grants have been awarded to local creative and community projects including a play ‘Gold for Australia’ celebrating local Olympic swimming champions Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie and two-day film, music and performance event called ‘Submerge’. The community projects receiving funds include an Autism Swim program called ‘dippers’ which provides a modified nippers event for children with autism; a seniors health and wellbeing program at the Coogee Senior Citizens Centre; and a supported playgroup at Kensington Community Centre.

Pop-up pedal parks are back - winter 2021

The car parks at Chifley Sports Reserve and Clovelly Beach will again be turned into pop-up pedal parks next winter after community consultation found general support for the initiative. The pop-ups were trialled earlier this year after local residents turned closed parks during COVID into temporary bike parks. The Clovelly site will be reduced in size in 2021 to address concerns from residents about traffic flow and parking loss.

Christmas opening hours

Council’s Administration Building and libraries will close on Christmas Day, the Boxing Day public holiday and New Year’s Day. Essential services such as waste collection, cleaning, Rangers and Lifeguards will continue to work through this period. See our website for more details.

Outdoor gym plan for Maroubra

A new outdoor gym could be installed at Snape Park in Maroubra. Council resolved to investigate building the outdoor gym as part of future capital works programs.

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