Randwick Council resolution on Light Rail Development Agreement


RESOLUTION: (Mayor, Cr Nash) that:

1.  Council supports the light rail project and the economic and employment benefits it will bring to our local area;

2.  Council rejects the currently proposed draft Development Agreement reported under cover of GM Report 20/14;

3.  Council continue to advocate publicly its position on the following concerns:

-  the High-Cross Park interchange (this issue is not negotiable);

-  the proposed Randwick Stabling Facility (at 66a Doncaster Avenue) and identified future community centre;

-  undergrounding of Power along Anzac Parade in line with the Urban Design objectives of the proposal;

-  loss of parking, particularly arising from the location of the Kingsford light-rail bus interchange. In lieu of compensation for the loss of parking in Kingsford and Kensington, that the Kingsford Markets Site be transferred to council at no cost;

-  the status of Council's Urban Design Guidelines;

-  the Prince of Wales Hospital stop;

-  clawing back 100-120 parking spaces on Anzac Parade (from Alison Road to Darling Street);

-  concern in relation to tree losses and the requirement for an audit of the trees scheduled for removal in the Randwick City Council area due to light rail, with a report back to Councillors on this matter before the matter is next debated

-  traffic modeling be brought forward to demonstration the local traffic impacts at the following areas;

-   Kingsford and Kensington (along and either side of Anzac Parade)

-   Randwick (at Wansey Road, High Street, Botany Street and the interconnecting streets)

-  Randwick (at Avoca Street, Belmore Road, Coogee Bay Road, Cuthill Street and Perouse Road;

-  TfNSW needs to bring forward, and make public, its proposal for the bus changes resulting from the implementation project;

4.  the Councillors nominate areas of concern or interest by sending wording for any amendments for inclusion in the proposed draft Development Agreement to the General Manager by next Tuesday (1 July 2014);

5.  Council defers its consideration of GM Report 20/14 to allow a Councillors’ Briefing to be held on Tuesday 1 July 2014.

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This consultation has concluded. This website was operational from 2011 to 2014 as a means to consult the community and show the benefits of light rail in Randwick City. The NSW Government will start construction on the CBD and South East Light Rail project after April 2015. For updates on construction refer to the Sydney Light Rail website: http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/latest/current-works  

Randwick City Council continues to consult the local community about ways to reduce the impact of the construction of light rail in Randwick City. Future consultations will be conducted through our special consultation websitewww.yoursayrandwick.com.au.

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