April 2019 Council Meeting summary

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Yarra Bay

Randwick Councillors met on Tuesday 30 April 2019 to consider a range of issues. Below is a summary of some of the outcomes. Council will next meet on Tuesday 28 May.

Fight for Yarra Bay

The fight to protect Yarra Bay from a proposed cruise ship terminal continues. Council will write to NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance to invite him to a special Council meeting to address concerns associated with the proposed terminal including traffic congestion, environmental destruction, loss of open green space and flow-on land-use pressures. Council will pursue the plan to obtain a National Heritage listing for Yarra Bay and Frenchman’s Beach and will apply for funds through the Australia Heritage Grant Program.

Council budget on exhibition for feedback

Residents are invited to view and provide feedback on Council’s draft 2019-20 Operational Plan and Budget and Fees and Charges documents, which will be on display from Thursday 2 May to Thursday 30 May. The documents can be accessed online via Council’s website and in person at Council’s administration centre and three libraries. Council’s $165M budget includes a range of new and continuing projects and programs, including investing in environmental programs and smart technology.

Acknowledgement of National Sorry Day

On Sunday 26 May the three flags flown out the front of Council’s Administration building will fly at half–mast in support of National Sorry Day. The date is the anniversary of the release of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Bringing Them Home report, which outlined the policies and practices that allowed the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families.

Plants for Royal Hospital for Women

Mums, dads and their newborn bubs will enjoy a peaceful respite in the soon-to be upgraded and landscaped post-natal outdoor area of the Royal Hospital for Women, which will feature plants donated by Council. The post-natal wards can accommodate up to 43 mums with their bubs and families. The outdoor areas provide a place for these families to enjoy fresh air and quiet spaces. The donated native plants will add to the amenity of the space and promote relaxation.

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