What happened at the July Council meeting?

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South Coogee to Kingsford cycleway to proceed

A rescission motion lodged against the proposed South Coogee to Kingsford cycleway was lost, allowing the revised concept plan that was endorsed at the June meeting (Tuesday 25 June) to progress to the next stage. Council will seek funding from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to construct the cycleway. The project is part of Randwick Council’s bicycle strategy to improve walking and cycling options along Bundock St, Avoca St and Sturt St and to connect with the new light rail terminus and other bike paths to UNSW, Centennial Park and the City CBD.

Potential bid for Sculptures by the Sea

Randwick Council will gauge the interest of Sculptures by the Sea to move the exhibition to Randwick City after the 2019 season. A team will meet with the organisation to discuss a range of options, which will include a potential partnership with Waverley Council to host the exhibition in future years.

Biennale to head to Randwick

Council will investigate opportunities to participate in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney by partnering with the organisation to hold a number of activities and events in Randwick City. The Biennale of Sydney is a three-month long exhibition of contemporary art and ideas that showcase the works of many artists from more than 100 countries.

New plants for preschool

A donation of plants and soil from the Randwick Community Nursery to SOS Preschool will help to reinvigorate the grounds of the local preschool. The donation, which is valued at $300, will help the preschool, which is located within the grounds of the Randwick Environment Park, reduce the cost of upgrading the gardens.

Local resident supported in sporting goals

Randwick City Council agreed to donate $500 to assist resident Nathan Letts to attend the Australian Blind Football Soccer Camp in Melbourne. Australian Blind Football (Soccer) is a new paralympic sport that provides blind athletes with opportunities to compete in Championships and international matches.

Bringing activity back to Kingsford town centre

As the light rail nears completion, Randwick Council will explore bringing a range of small-scale activations to Kingsford to renew and reinvigorate the town centre. Randwick Council, Transport for NSW and the Kingsford Chamber of Commerce will work together to create activities that will draw people to the area and support local businesses. Ideas may include pop up stalls, free classes or live acoustic music in appropriate areas.

Support for Randwick’s disadvantaged residents

Seven groups were awarded funding as part of the Community Partnerships Funding, which will help them to deliver programs or activities that address the needs of disadvantaged Randwick residents. The organisations will receive a combined total of $63,112 under the 2019-20 Community Partnerships Funding Program. The groups are:

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