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Our Community Our Future

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who got involved to have your say!

All resident submissions related to the City Plan Review were considered and presented in the Business Paper for the Committee Meeting on 13 February 2018. Council resolved to apply for a rate variation with IPART based on a majority support from residents and ratepayers for Option 3: a cumulative rate increase of 19.85% over three years and borrowing $27M to fast track projects.

Our Community Our Future is Randwick City Council's plan for the future; how we continue to provide you with great services and facilities and deliver exciting new projects.

Our Community Our Future will guide us from

All resident submissions related to the City Plan Review were considered and presented in the Business Paper for the Committee Meeting on 13 February 2018. Council resolved to apply for a rate variation with IPART based on a majority support from residents and ratepayers for Option 3: a cumulative rate increase of 19.85% over three years and borrowing $27M to fast track projects.

Our Community Our Future is Randwick City Council's plan for the future; how we continue to provide you with great services and facilities and deliver exciting new projects.

Our Community Our Future will guide us from 2018 - 2021 and aims to:

  • Keep delivering high quality services to the community
  • Upgrade and build new community facilities
  • Play our part in making Randwick safer by protecting crowded places from terrorism
  • Use technology to deliver services faster and more efficiently
  • Address domestic violence by supporting women's refuges

HAVE YOUR SAY!

As the plan directly affects your rates, we want your feedback on the plan and how we fund it. For a snapshot of our plan, download our summary booklet here. For more detailed plans, check out our document library here.

Our Community Our Future will be on public exhibition from 1 December 2017 to 5pm, 1 February 2018.

There are a number of ways to provide us with your feedback:

  1. Make a submission
    Tell us your thoughts on the plan by making a submission below.
  2. Survey
    In a few weeks time, all Randwick City ratepayers will receive a letter from the Mayor with an information booklet and survey (with reply paid envelope). Keep your eye out for your letter in the post.
    Surveys must be received by 1 February 2018.
  3. Information Sessions
    We will run two information sessions in December 2017. Click here for more information.
  4. Workshops
    We will run two workshops in January 2018. Click here for more information.
  5. Call us!
    If you want to speak to a Council officer about Our Community Our Future please contact Council on 1300 722 542 or email council@randwick.nsw.gov.au



This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who got involved to have your say!
  • Community backs rate variation; Council lodges Our Community Our Future application with IPART

    7 days ago

    Wednesday 14 February 2018

    A majority of local residents and ratepayers have backed a Randwick City Council proposal to seek a special rate variation to deliver a number of significant community projects.

    An independent telephone survey and a ratepayer survey of almost 6,000 respondents found majority support for a cumulative rate increase of 19.85% over three years and borrowing $27M to fast track projects.

    The increase equates to about $70 per year for the average residential ratepayer paying $1,159 per year and would see a number of significant projects delivered in the next seven years including:

    • Building a women’s refuge centre;
    • Undergrounding powerlines to increase street tree planting;
    • Building an arts and cultural centre;
    • Upgrading the La Perouse Museum and Randwick Literary Institute;
    • Implementing anti-terrorism measures to increase public safety; and
    • Building a new indoor sports centre and gymnastics centre at Heffron Park in Maroubra.

    A meeting of Randwick Council on 13 February 2018 endorsed the approach and Council has lodged the rate variation application with the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for consideration. A decision is expected in May 2018 and if approved would come into effect from July 2018.

    Council resolved at the meeting to continue with a planned upgrade of the amenities building at Mahon Pool at Maroubra Beach without the proposed addition of a café.

    Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey thanked the thousands of local residents and ratepayers for getting involved in the consultation program.

    “The community has spoken and told us they want us to get on with the projects and services. Our Community Our Future is about continuing to provide the services and facilities you expect, but also addressing some very real challenges that lie ahead – making our community safer, increasing our tree canopy coverage and addressing domestic violence,” Mayor Shurey said.

    A report on the outcomes of the community consultation can be downloaded here.


    Wednesday 14 February 2018

    A majority of local residents and ratepayers have backed a Randwick City Council proposal to seek a special rate variation to deliver a number of significant community projects.

    An independent telephone survey and a ratepayer survey of almost 6,000 respondents found majority support for a cumulative rate increase of 19.85% over three years and borrowing $27M to fast track projects.

    The increase equates to about $70 per year for the average residential ratepayer paying $1,159 per year and would see a number of significant projects delivered in the next seven years including:

    • Building a women’s refuge centre;
    • Undergrounding powerlines to increase street tree planting;
    • Building an arts and cultural centre;
    • Upgrading the La Perouse Museum and Randwick Literary Institute;
    • Implementing anti-terrorism measures to increase public safety; and
    • Building a new indoor sports centre and gymnastics centre at Heffron Park in Maroubra.

    A meeting of Randwick Council on 13 February 2018 endorsed the approach and Council has lodged the rate variation application with the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for consideration. A decision is expected in May 2018 and if approved would come into effect from July 2018.

    Council resolved at the meeting to continue with a planned upgrade of the amenities building at Mahon Pool at Maroubra Beach without the proposed addition of a café.

    Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey thanked the thousands of local residents and ratepayers for getting involved in the consultation program.

    “The community has spoken and told us they want us to get on with the projects and services. Our Community Our Future is about continuing to provide the services and facilities you expect, but also addressing some very real challenges that lie ahead – making our community safer, increasing our tree canopy coverage and addressing domestic violence,” Mayor Shurey said.

    A report on the outcomes of the community consultation can be downloaded here.