Budget 2018-19

This consultation is closed.

Every year, Randwick City Council prepares an Operational Plan and Budget which outlines our planned activities for the coming financial year. This is your opportunity to tell us how you think Council should allocate our funds in relation to building and maintaining local parks and gardens, roads and footpaths, sports fields, or any other activity that is important to the community.

Highlights from the 2018-19 draft Budget include:

  • Record $70M spend on community initiatives
  • $38.7M for new buildings including a new gymnastics and indoor sports centre, cultural centre and amenity upgrades
  • 3km new and improved footpaths
  • 4.9km road upgrades
  • Coastal Walkway extension, Randwick Environment Park boardwalk extension and new cycleways
  • La Perouse Museum upgrade

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Operational Plan and Budget 2018-19" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Operational Plan and Budget 2018-19" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The 2018-19 draft Operational Plan and Budget, and draft Fees and Charges are on public exhibition until 9am, 1 June 2018.

All submissions will be carefully considered before finalising the 2018-19 draft Operational Plan and Budget and Fees and Charges.

Every year, Randwick City Council prepares an Operational Plan and Budget which outlines our planned activities for the coming financial year. This is your opportunity to tell us how you think Council should allocate our funds in relation to building and maintaining local parks and gardens, roads and footpaths, sports fields, or any other activity that is important to the community.

Highlights from the 2018-19 draft Budget include:

  • Record $70M spend on community initiatives
  • $38.7M for new buildings including a new gymnastics and indoor sports centre, cultural centre and amenity upgrades
  • 3km new and improved footpaths
  • 4.9km road upgrades
  • Coastal Walkway extension, Randwick Environment Park boardwalk extension and new cycleways
  • La Perouse Museum upgrade

You can share your thoughts by:

  • Completing an on-line submission through this site
  • Sending your comments headed "Operational Plan and Budget 2018-19" to the General Manager by email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au
  • Posting your comments headed "Operational Plan and Budget 2018-19" to the General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031.

The 2018-19 draft Operational Plan and Budget, and draft Fees and Charges are on public exhibition until 9am, 1 June 2018.

All submissions will be carefully considered before finalising the 2018-19 draft Operational Plan and Budget and Fees and Charges.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Are you planning blocking off Waratah Street at Belmore Road? Diverting cars to Botany Street to exit via Botany Street is a a bad move. You cannot see traffic coming and there will be accidents. How do we protest this plan.

    fnrfr asked about 1 year ago

    A draft concept plan is currently being compiled for a small public plaza at the junction of Waratah Avenue and Belmore Rd. The design will go through a community consultation process and public exhibition, and you are encouraged to provide your feedback to Council at this time. 

    The timing of this process is still yet to be defined. Council is waiting for the light rail works to conclude on High St, for traffic flow in the immediate area (including Botany St) to return to normal, and for funds to be available.

    Council will be looking to close off a small part of the street from cars by creating kerbs along Belmore Rd and adjacent to Arthur Lane. This will be the pedestrianised public space. Access to Arthur Lane will still be available from the western side of Waratah Avenue or Silver St. The actual space we are creating is quite small.

    The rationale behind the creation of this public space is to provide open space amenity to visitors to Belmore Rd, which is currently lacking. The High St light rail terminus, will also bring more visitors to Randwick Junction.


  • When is the footpath on corner brook and Carr streets coogee going to be fixed ie grassed or concreted. It is very uneven and dangerous especially as it is on a slope. Has been reported but to date time has passed and nothing done about it. Please fix as a priority thanks

    italia asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question.  Council engineers have visited the site and assessed the ashpalt footpath it as being in satisfactory condition with only minor defects.  

    Council does have a plan to progressively replace asphalt footpaths with concrete, but we have to prioritise and repair the worst footpaths when funding is available.  

    We will continue to monitor the condition of this footpath.


  • Could you please tell me what the planned roadworks are for Koorinda Avenue

    BORIS12 asked over 1 year ago

    The section of Koorinda Avenue between Cottenham Avenue and Mooramie Avenue is characterised by a steeply defined road camber, which is consistent with the road making standards at the time the roads were built in this area. (Note: a road camber the slope provided to the road surface in the transverse direction to drain off the rainwater from the road surface)

    The steepness leading to gutter significantly impacts vehicular access to adjacent properties.  The works proposed in the 2018/19 Capital Works Program aims to alleviate the issues experienced by residents accessing driveways.


  • I'd like to know the extent of the planned works in the 2019 budget for Prince Lane in Randwick. Will the road just be re-surfaced or will works to repair and improve guttering also occur? There are many lots in this lane that have no gutter or kerb.

    Gaschmon asked over 1 year ago

    Thanks for your question. The works proposed for Prince Lane include constructing the missing sections of kerb and gutter and asphalt resurfacing of the road.


  • Many years ago the Council planned to pave the footpath on Coogee Bay Rd between Brook St and the beach. This plan has never been realised. The main promenade to our beautiful waterfront should be attractive and elegant. Instead it looks decrepit, ugly and neglected. Is there any hope that this down-at-heel path will be upgraded

    Sandi asked over 1 year ago

    Council has been working through a comprehensive design for the refurbishment of Coogee Bay Rd and parts of Arden St, including finalisation of approvals with State authorities. The design documentation will be going out to tender in early June to engage a construction contractor.

    Council will be providing information in the near future on the design, including the layout, materials and surface finishes. Further communication will follow after about scheduling of the works once a contractor has been formerly engaged.


  • Hi are there any plans to improve the boat launching facilities at the end of fishermans rd malabar. I believe that if the boat launching facilities were improved,surf life saving and air sea rescueboats would also benefit in poor weather conditions. If you would like to discuss,I may be also contacted on 93142004. kind regards Sam Caltabiano

    guy asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Sam

    A design feasibility was completed for Malabar Boat Ramp in 2016/17. The design was funded and administered by Roads and Maritime Services on behalf of Transport for NSW, under the NSW Boating Now Program. In August last year, Randwick City Council then applied to the NSW Boating Now Program for funding for construction of the Malabar Boat Ramp. The application was based on the design which was developed in 2016/17 with consideration of site constraints and opportunities, and input from the community.

    Unfortunately Council was unsuccessful in acquiring these grant funds in a process that was very competitive with other applicants throughout the State. 

    Council won’t be considering the allocation of any capital works funding in the near future for the upgrade of this boat ramp, with a number of other significant open spaces and/or assets requiring attention or refurbishment.  

    However, as a result of an external Risk Assessment report of the boat ramp site (which was developed with input from key stakeholders, such as RMS Boating Safety Officers), Council has recently installed new warning signs at the top of the boat ramp to outline potential dangers on the ramp, or at the water exit/entry point, as well as a Geotechnical monitoring plan for the embankment adjacent to the ramp.



  • Hi How do I make a suggestion to the council? I'd like to suggest an outdoor fitness park in Coogee, similar to the ones found in Clovelly, Tamarama and Bondi Beach Regards Darn

    Darn asked over 1 year ago

    You are welcome to lodge a submission requesting this. Council has installed similar Outdoor Gyms at La Perouse, Maroubra, Clovelly, Chifley and Kensington. https://www.yoursayrandwick.com.au/Budget2019/survey_tools/Budget2019Submission 

  • Good afternoon, In relation to the '3km new and upgraded footpaths' for Malabar, can you please advise exactly where they are. Regards

    Malabar1 asked over 1 year ago

    You can see a list of proposed roads and footpaths for upgrade in the Malabar area on this Fact Sheet. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to find out more specific details. Kind regards Josh Hay Manager Communication. 90936820

  • Randwick municipality is in desperate need of dedicated bike paths, as opposed to lines painted on the road that confine bikes to the area in which car doors swing open. Why doesn't the Operational Plan and Budget include bike paths running from north to south and east to west of the municipality? This would encourage bike use and help with traffic congestion, pollution and the general health of people living in the municipality.

    Paul Ireland asked over 1 year ago

    It does! Included in the Budget is a proposal to build a significant separated cycleway as part of a streetscape upgrade connecting Kingsford with Centennial Park. More information is available on Council's website and a public exhibition of the design concept will commence shortly on our YourSay Randwick website.

  • What about small ticket items like ... Fixing up bus shelters, especially those without a roof? Clearing of drain holes which are covered with leaves and then get blocked when there is a downpour. Thank you.

    Colin asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback. These matters are largely operational and can be responded to using existing resources and staffing. Can you please provide us with more details of the streets and bus shelters via email to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au and this can be investigated.

  • I live at Maroubra Junction. I voted in favour of paying higher rates because the Council promised, among other things, the phased removal of unsightly overhead telegraph poles and wires, which are a particular bugbear of mine. Now I read to my dismay that there is no reference in the Budget and Operational Plan to the removal of overhead telegraph poles and wires. Have I been hoodwinked?

    Robscob asked over 1 year ago

    Removal of overhead powerlines is included in the Budget and funds have been allocated to start this project in The Spot, Randwick. Work is also planned to underground powerlines along the light rail line on Anzac Parade in association with the light rail works. Also funds have been allocated to underground powerlines on Coogee Bay Road as part of a streetscape upgrade. Due to the significant cost of undergrounding powerlines, it will be an ongoing program for Council to progressively remove overhead powerlines.

  • why is the increase over 5% when while campaigning against a council merger we were repeatedly told how fiscally responsible randwick council is?

    mathew asked over 1 year ago

    The rate increase is to fast-track construction of a number of significant projects as outlined in the Our Community Our Future project. This includes:

    • Anti-terrorism measures to make public places safer as required by the Federal Government
    • Upgrade to the La Perouse Museum
    • Addressing domestic violence through innovative strategies to provide more housing options for those exiting domestic violence and provide dedicated outreach workers
    • Undergrounding powerlines to increase street tree planting opportunities
    • Providing an arts and cultural centre
    • Upgrading the Randwick Literary Institute
    • Building a new indoor sports centre and gymnastics centre at Heffron Park, Maroubra
    • Implementing Council’s digital strategy
    • Various park, community building and public toilet upgrades
    More detail is available on the dedicated consultation website: https://www.yoursayrandwick.com.au/OurCommunityOurFuture 

  • Can you give more details on the location of the new fencing & synthetic grass proposed for Snape Park ?

    Chris Locke asked over 1 year ago

    This project relates to upgrading the synthetic turf cricket practice pitches and associated nets. I believe this was not correctly explained in some of the documents. Apologies. 

  • Could yo please advise me of where I can find information on the "creation of a new public plaza in Waratah Avenue". Particularly the address of the new proposed plaza and any relevant plans.

    Dianne Marks asked over 1 year ago

    We are currently developing concept plans for the creation of this proposed plaza. These will be publicly exhibited and consulted with local residents and property owners.