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Council meeting wrap-up for June 2022

Published Date
29/06/2022
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Council
Town hall

Randwick Councillors met at the Prince Henry Centre in Little Bay on Tuesday 28 June 2022 for their monthly meeting. The following is a summary of some of the matters discussed. To see the full Council reports and minutes check out the Council Meeting Business paper on Council’s website. Audio from the meeting is available on Council’s Youtube channel.

Council adopts budget for 2022-23

Councillors unanimously adopted the Operational Plan and Budget to guide Council’s activities and financial expenditure for the coming 12 months. Some of the big projects planned include completion of the Heffron Centre at Maroubra, improvement works to the Heffron Netball Centre, playground upgrades and 5,000 new native and indigenous plantings. See related story

Randwick Town Hall gets arty

Artists will be offered discounted hiring fees and an artwork hanging system installed as part of plans supported by Council to reactivate Randwick Town Hall as a creative venue. The 1882 heritage building has been under-utilised as a community space during COVID with only seven bookings since 2019. The plans would be promoted to the arts and cultural community to encourage bookings for art shows, performances and other creative activities as part of a six-month trial.

Council seeks state funding to fix Matraville traffic jam

Council will approach Transport for NSW requesting funding to change the intersection at Bunnerong Road and Perry St in the Matraville Town Centre. Traffic jams are a regular occurrence at Matraville following changes made to the signals and turning bays by Transport for NSW in 2018. As Bunnerong Road is a state-owned road, Council requires approval and funding from Transport for NSW to proceed with the changes.

Community groups benefit from Council grants

Seven community groups will receive more than $110,000 in grant funding from Council as part of Council’s Community Partnerships Program for 2022-23. Souths Cares, Beaches Outreach, Waverley Action for Youth Services, St Laurence House, Lokahi Foundation, South Eastern Community Connect, Sydney Story Factory and Mum for Mum will all share in the funding. Souths Cares will deliver a school to work mentoring program for Aboriginal high school students, Beaches Outreach will provide a caseworker to support local young people with complex needs while St Laurence House will run a program aimed at teaching homeless youth life skills to live independently.

Vale Margaret Vazey

Councillors held a minute’s silence to honour the late Margaret Vazey who died recently. Margaret was an extraordinary community volunteer and co-founder of the Friends of Malabar Headland and campaigned to have the National Park declared. She was a volunteer oil painting teacher at the Coast Centre for Seniors and was awarded the 2014 Randwick Council Australia Day Community Service Award for her service to the Randwick City community.

Last Updated: 29 June 2022
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