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Summary from the March 2019 Randwick Council Ordinary Meeting

Published Date
27/03/2019
News Topic
Mayor's Messages
Heritage home

Randwick Councillors met on Tuesday 26 March 2019. The following are some of the issues discussed. Councillors will meet again in April 2019.

Council endorses new heritage conservation zone in Coogee

A new heritage conservation zone may be established in Coogee along Brook and Dudley Streets. Eight Interwar properties on Dudley and Brook streets in Coogee will be protected under the new heritage conservation zone. Three of the properties will be placed on the heritage schedule (Schedule 5) of the Randwick Local Environmental Plan. A rescission motion has been lodged so the proposal will be considered again by Council in April.

Council to increase pensioner rebate

Pensioner rates will be discounted by an additional $25 from 1 July 2019 taking the total yearly discount to $350 to help offset the financial impact should the Environmental Levy continue.

No change to parking fine amounts

Parking fine amounts will remain unchanged in Randwick City after Council opted not to reduce some penalty amounts. The NSW Government introduced legislation in 2018 permitting councils to ‘opt-in’ to lower certain parking fines. Council’s approach to parking enforcement focuses on popular beachside areas and shopping precincts, using time-restricted parking to encourage turnover. Current penalties act as a deterrent to drivers overstaying time restrictions and helps parking availability in our high demand areas.

Support for Australia Blind Footballer Club

Council will donate $500 to the Australian Blind Footballer club to help the team, which includes a Kingsford resident, to attend the Asian Championships in Thailand. The team is the first of its kind in Australia and aims to participate in the Tokyo and Paris Olympic Games.

Potential partnership with Randwick TAFE

Students of Randwick TAFE may soon have increased opportunities to gain real-world vocational skills following the decision for Council and Randwick TAFE to strengthen ties and find ways to increase local participation in vocational education.

To read the Business Papers and Minutes of each meeting, please see this page.

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