Budget and Operational Plan 2014-15

Council adopted the 2014-15 Operational Plan, Budget and Schedule of Fees and Charges at the Council meeting of 24 June 2014.

The adopted Operational Plan, Budget and Fees and Charges Schedule are on this page in the Budget papers section. You can see the Council report at: Council Business Papers(External link)

The following is the information we posted as part of the consultations.

We want to know your ideas on what we have planned for the coming year.

Randwick City Council’s draft $158 million 2014-15 Budget and Operational Plan will maintain our record $32 million direct investment in capital works, which includes road resurfacing, new footpaths, parks and building upgrades across Randwick City.

Some of the highlights of the budget include $4.3 million to build new public toilets, showers and changerooms at Coogee Beach on the lower promenade where the Lifeguard office is located, $3 million to upgrade Coogee Bay Road and bury powerlines, $800,000 to extend the Coastal Walkway, a new Council website, an upgrade to the Mahon Pool toilets and changerooms in Maroubra, $100,000 to refurbish the La Perouse Museum and $280,000 to install a stormwater harvesting system at Maroubra Beach. Check out our special budget newsletter(External link) for a snapshot.


  • Draft 2014-15 Budget
  • Draft 2014-15 Operational Plan
  • Draft 2014-15 Fees & Charges

Check out what is planned for your suburb:

  • Coogee & South Coogee
  • Kensington
  • Kingsford
  • Malabar
  • Maroubra
  • Matraville and Chifley
  • Phillip Bay, Little Bay and La Perouse
  • Randwick and Clovelly

You can let us know your thoughts by sending a submission through this site or by joining in the community conversation on our discussion forum.

The deadline for comments and submisions is 3 June 2014.

You can also see hard copies of the Budget documents at Council’s Customer Services Centre, 30 Frances Street


Chifley Playground

New Playground for Chilfley Reserve.

Nominations for the working group have now closed.

We are looking for parents who would like to be part of a working group to help develop the design and chose equipment for a new playground in Chifley Reserve.

Randwick City Council wants the new playground to cater for children of all abilities.We aim to design and build a playground for children with and without disabilities, where they have opportunities to play together, one that encourages all children to explore, imagine, create, learn and just have fun playing with friends.

For the working group we are specially looking for:

  • parents living in Matraville or La Perouse and surrounding suburbs
  • and parents living in Randwick City who have a child with special needs.

The working group will have local parents, parents of children with special needs, disability support specialists and Council staff who are playground designers. It is anticipated that the working group will meet three to four times between October and December 2014.

You can nominate to be part of the working group here.


Chifley Skate Park

Randwick City Council is building a new $700,000 skate park in Chifley Reserve, off Bunnerong Road.

To help design the new skate park, Council set up an advisory group of local experienced skaters, skate park design specialists and Council landscape designers.

This group developed the design for this exciting new facility.The skate park will include a pump hump, euro gap, hubbas, grind rails, a boomerang bowl, taco, transitions, and a wedge bank with hubas. The designs have been presented at the local precinct committees meetings at La Perouse and Matraville.

The design includes shelter and weather screening, seating and landscaping with native plants.

The simple robust modular shade structure and laser cut steel screening walls will now use skate silhouette images.

See the artist perspectives and have a look at rhe indicative drawings and plans for further information.

The inclusion of a skate park in Chifley Reserve was an outcome of the community consultations undertaken in development of the Chifley Reserve Plan of Management.

You are invited to  Ask questions of Council about the plans up to 15 September 2014.

Thank you to everyone who asked a question. We will be responding to the final questions over the next fortnight.


Community Light Rail Support Plan Committee (CLRSPC)

The Community Light Rail Support Plan Committee (CLRSPC) is a voluntary committee convened by Randwick City Council comprising resident and business representatives from across Randwick City.

The Committee is one component of Council’s overall community consultation framework regarding the State Government’s project to build light rail in Randwick City.

The Committee’s purpose is to give Council objective and constructive feedback on how Council can assist locals during the implementation of light rail.

This website is a public forum for members of the Committee to discuss matters, ask questions and download reference documents.


Draft s94A Plan 2015 and draft DCP amendments

Have your say on our new draft Section 94A Development Contributions Plan (s94A Plan) and draft DCP amendments

The new draft s94A Plan 2015 is on public exhibition for community comment until Friday 13 February 2015. It gives details of proposed developer levies and the funding for new and ongoing capital works projects including:

  • Support measures associated with the City/South East Light Rail
  • Undergrounding of overhead power lines in Kingsford Town Centre
  • Upgrades to the La Perouse Museum and Randwick Literary Institute
  • Bunnerong Gymnastics Centre and Heffron Park Indoor Sports Centre, and
  • Harvesting storm water.

The draft s94A Plan also includes a revised map and population projections based on recently released statistical data.

To support the draft s94A Plan, Council also resolved to exhibit amendments to the Randwick Development Control Plan (draft DCP) to introduce new controls on the undergrounding of overhead power lines in Kingsford Town Centre and in other areas in Randwick City.

You can make submissions:

  • through the submissions function on this site
  • by email to link)
  • by mail to General Manager, Randwick City Council, 30 Frances Street Randwick NSW 2031.

Full details of the new draft s94A Plan, the draft DCP and associated Council reports are in the Documents Library of this site.

For more information contact Asanthika Kappagoda, Senior Strategic Planner on 9399 0849.


Kitchen food scraps

Consultation has concluded.

Food scraps survey-Thank you!Thank you for completing the food scraps survey. We’ve had an overwhelming response with over 8300 completed surveys returned. This is the largest response to a Randwick City Council community survey ever. The survey showed overwhelming support from our community for kitchen waste recycling. You can download a full copy of the report from this site.

Food scraps collection service

Since November 2013, Randwick City Council has been trialling food scraps collection. Some 4,900 units participated and we have collected 60 tonnes of food waste so far.

About 40% garbage bin content is food waste and by recycling food waste, we can reduce landfill costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste can be recycled as compost and used to generate electricity.

The NSW Government has a target to increase the recycling rate for solid waste to 70% by 2021-22. Food waste recycling can help meet this target, reduce costs and give an environmental benefit.

Information for food scraps trial participants

Compostable Bin liners

You can pick these up during working hours from:

  • Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Community Centre, 30 Munda Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville
  • Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville.

Kitchen benchtop bins/caddies

If you have moved into a unit block that has food scraps collection service and need a kitchen caddy, contact Council on 1300 722 542.

A caddy makes it easy to source separate and store your food scraps for recycling and works well with the compostable bags.


How Does Local SEO Work? A Comprehensive Guide for Australian Businesses

Local SEO plays a crucial role in helping businesses gain visibility in search engine results for location-specific queries. By optimizing a website for local searches, businesses can increase traffic, generate leads, and create brand awareness within their target geographic area. A more visible online presence can be especially beneficial for businesses serving local customers, such as brick-and-mortar stores and service providers.

As a subfield of search engine optimization, local SEO focuses on improving a business’s ranking in Google for searches with local intent. This is achieved by incorporating targeting local keywords, optimizing Google My Business profiles, and building “NAP” (Name, Address, Phone) citations. Ranking highly in both “map pack” results and organic “blue link” results can help local businesses attract customers and stand out from their competitors.

Key Takeaways

  • Local SEO focuses on increasing a business’s visibility in location-based search engine results.
  • Strategies include targeting local keywords, optimizing Google My Business profiles, and building NAP citations.
  • High rankings in both map pack and organic results can help attract customers and boost brand awareness.  Google loves when directories are localized, as an example australian businesses should use the most popular Australian directories when adding information about their business.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Local SEO

The Importance of Local SEO

Local SEO is a crucial marketing technique for businesses aiming to boost their online presence within their community. It helps them reach potential customers in their local area by increasing their visibility in local search results on search engines like Google. By optimising their website and online content for local search, businesses can drive more web traffic and ultimately, generate more sales from those potential customers.

One key aspect of local SEO is optimizing a business’s Google My Business profile. This ensures that accurate information such as address, contact details and business


Get the Chance to Buy One of the Different Boots for Women 

Boots for women.

There are many different types of boots for women available on the market, from stylish to functional. No matter what your personal style or needs are, there is definitely a pair of boots out there that is perfect for you. So get out there and start shopping!


Different types of women’s boots.

There are so many different types of women’s boots on the market these days. It can be tough to decide which ones to buy, but luckily we’re here to help. Here are 10 of the most popular types of women’s boots:

  1. Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are a wardrobe staple and come in a variety of styles. From Chelsea boots to Western-inspired booties, there’s an ankle boot out there for everyone.

  1. Knee-High Boots

Knee-high boots are ideal for colder weather. They keep your legs warm and look great with dresses, skirts, and jeans. Plus, they come in a variety of heel heights so you can find a pair that’s comfortable for you to walk in.

  1. Over-the-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee boots make a statement. They’re sexy and stylish, but they can also be difficult to walk in if you don’t get the right size or fit. If you do decide to go for a pair of over-the-knee boots, make sure you wear them with confidence!


How to wear boots with style?

Boots are a great way to add style to any outfit. They can be dressed up or down, and come in a variety of styles and colors. Here are a few tips on how to wear boots with style:

-Pair them with skinny jeans or leggings. This will show off the shape of your legs and make the boots the star of the show.

-Add a touch of femininity by wearing a dress or skirt


what is drafting for building design

Every day, designers walk into their office with a blank piece of paper. They sit down and start sketching, and before they know it, the drawing looks like a rat’s nest of scratchings. But what if the process were different? What if you could start with a drawing that was already half-bent and halfway to completion? What if you could start with a draft design that was already balanced, proportionally correct, and ready to be filled out? What if you could start with a fine-tuned start, rather than a dung heap of pencil shavings?  If you’re looking for expert help, RTF Drafting Solutions are known for their top quality work.

What if you could use drafting to save time and money? It is an interesting concept that design schools are beginning to explore. Here are five benefits of using drafting for building design.

1) Faster – You can quickly make changes without having to undo or redo anything else on your page. This is especially helpful when you’re redlining.

– Drafting-based design is perfect for the modern high-rise, multi-use design; you can do a rough sketch on the computer and make your edits right then and there as opposed to doing it later in sketchup or at scale – which takes up more time.

– Imagine everything being on one page of paper with all the relevant information. This allows for clear and quick communication between the designer and their clients.

2) Easier – You can see clearly what happens if you move that wall 2 inches to the left or add a window over here, because drafting shows space relative to other space.

– You can play around with major changes without having to redo other details. We’ve all been there, you’re about to move a wall 2 inches …


Reasons to use Jims self storage Australia for your storage needs

When you are looking for extra storage space for your personal or commercial purposes, you should consider using Jim’s self storage Australia. It offers a perfect solution for storing all the excess items so that you will enjoy a seamless and convenient moving experience. You can also get access to all your belongings so that you are not running out of storage space. The self storage facilities allow you to store all the excess items so that it will remain safe and secure. When you are facing space crunch you can make use of the storage units so that you will no longer be overwhelmed with the stress and clutter that it might cause.

Reasons to use Jims self storage Australia

Variety of options- Self storage units offer a large variety of options for your personal and business storage needs so that your requirements will be fulfilled. Your belongings will remain safe and intact until you need it so that you will enjoy the convenience of using these units.

Guaranteed security- when you are looking for enhanced security for the items that you have stored in the storage units, you should choose self storage. These units are well secured with the use of advanced technology, surveillance cameras and security fences. Hence, you don’t have to worry even after storing your valuable units as it will be protected with many layers of security.

Added protection- when you are facing the problem of low storage space at your property then self storage is an excellent option for you. It offers complete peace of mind because everything that is stored will be protected so that you don’t have to worry about excess clutter at your property.

A peaceful trip- when you are going on a trip, you can use these storage units to …


The Importance of NAD Boosters to the Body

The supplements, “NAD boosters,” are a type of nutritional support that can help to improve the activity of the NAD+ enzyme in the body. NAD+ is the molecule that orchestrates a number of critically important cellular processes, such as the production of energy, the repair of DNA, and the death of cells. The use of NAD+ as a dietary supplement can help to improve these functions and slow down the aging process.

Taking a NAD booster can be something you give some thought to if you’re looking for methods to improve the quality of your existing NAD levels. It is common practice to take NAD boosters in to boost one’s NAD levels; nevertheless, in order to ensure that one reaps the full benefits of this practice, one must select a product of superior quality. The following are a few guidelines that can assist you in selecting a NAD booster of the highest possible quality:

  • Search for a solution that has been shown effective by scientific research. It is important for there to be clinical studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the NAD booster in increasing levels of NAD.
  • Verify that the NAD booster is manufactured using components of the highest possible quality. The greatest NAD boosters will employ clinical-grade substances that are both effective and safe, and they will use only pure chemicals.
  • Make sure the NAD booster you choose has a satisfaction guarantee that covers your money. This demonstrates that the corporation is willing to stand behind its product, which demonstrates that they are confident in the product.

If you follow these guidelines, you will have an easier time locating an NAD+ booster of superior quality, which will enable you to raise your existing NAD levels and take advantage of all the benefits that come along with increased NAD.

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Find the Perfect Personal Trainers: Secrets that Only Men Know

A personal trainer is an expert in helping others achieve their fitness objectives. A personal trainer will work with you to develop an individualized exercise program and keep you motivated. Strength training, endurance training, and weight loss are all areas in which personal trainers may assist you.

Many of us are hiring a personal trainer in Bondi to assist us in maintaining our fitness as our schedules become busier. When it comes to achieving our fitness goals, having a personal trainer may be a huge assist because of the inspiration, knowledge, and encouragement they provide. There are downsides, though, such as the fact that they may be rather expensive and time-consuming to track down.

There is now a plethora of personal trainers to choose from. It’s no surprise that fitness industry entrepreneurs would spring up to cash in on the rising demand. Of course, not every fitness instructor is the same. If you want to maximize your investment in a personal trainer, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Set Objectives

Knowing your end goal(s) is crucial before beginning your search for a personal trainer. Is one of your goals to be in better shape physically? Once you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish, you can begin searching for a trainer that focuses on getting individuals to that point.

  • Budgeting Is Necessary

Depending on your financial situation, you may want to reconsider hiring a personal trainer. If money is limited, you might do well to shop for a trainer who is flexible with payments.

  • Make Sure You Check Your Facts

Following the establishment of objectives, the investigation may begin. You may find a good personal trainer by doing some research online and consulting with others you know who have employed one.

  • Make an Appointment

How to Find the Best BCM Consultants


Your business is only as good as the people who make it work. If you have the best product and service in the world, but your managers, accountants, and support staff can’t keep up with customer demand or are dragging down operations behind the scenes, your company will soon find itself out of business. In this article, we’ll look at tips for finding the best BCM consultants for your business.

Before we begin, let’s take a brief moment and talk about what a bcm consultant actually is. A business continuity management consultant is someone who will come into your company and help you with your continuity procedures. They will ensure that your backup data and network equipment will keep running in the event of a disaster. They’ll also help you identify your business’s most important data so that you can protect it at all costs. With the help of BCM consultants, you can rest assured that your company’s operations will continue uninterrupted in the event of a catastrophe.

There are a few different ways to find the best Bcm consultants for your business. If you don’t want to hire just anyone and want to know exactly who will be working on your computer systems, here are a few tips that can help you with that:

Ask certification agencies if they have BCM consultants who will work with your company. Many of them do, but some do not. Most of these certification agencies offer a list of consultants in their database.

Check with other local business owners in your area. If you know someone who owns a business nearby, ask them if they can recommend anyone who can help with your continuity procedures.

Request recommendations from your insurance company. A lot of insurance agents will offer bcm consulting


Tips For Locating the Affordable Student Accommodation

Searching for affordable student accommodation is one of the biggest challenges for students and parents alike. A popular alternative to costly private student accommodation, shared living provides much more affordability for students on a budget.

Tips for locating the affordable student accommodation

  1. Decide on the cost you can afford

A realistic budget will help you when searching for the best student accommodation. The cost of living in Melbourne is high for students, but with a little planning and budgeting, you can easily find affordable accommodation.

  1. Have a look at the internet

The internet is an excellent platform for finding affordable student accommodation in Melbourne. There are many different listings on the internet, and you have access to the information about the property for free. Online listings are a definite advantage for those looking for a great place to live.

  1. Talk to other students

Another great idea is to talk with fellow students and parents of other students who have already moved into shared houses or flats. You can ask them about the price, area and the facilities available at the house. Share your existing experiences with your friends, and you’ll be able to make a better decision.

  1. Talk to landlords

If you are lucky enough to find affordable student accommodation in Melbourne, then a landlord is a great source of information about the price range, location, and other services available at the property. A landlord can help you with one-on-one conversations to help you find a place that fits your budget and needs.

  1. Look for off-campus accommodation

Off-campus accommodation is another affordable option for students in Melbourne. This option has many advantages because you have more freedom and privacy than staying on campus at the university or college itself. Many universities have dormitories, but they are usually overpriced and


Top Benefits of Online Team Building

Team Building

Team building creates a physical and desired culture in which employees work together to achieve a common goal. There are many reasons we do team-building activities. Still, they are typically organized with competition and challenge, where groups compete against each other or complete a series of challenges against the clock. These workshops are designed to create strong teams that can be applied inside and outside the workplace.

Top benefits of online team building

  1. Ease of access

Online activity such as team building is an efficient way to get a team together for a workshop without requiring the employees to take time out of their professional or personal schedules. It only requires a computer and internet connection so that it can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

  1. Cost effective

Online team building activities are cheaper than face-to-face workshops, as they don’t require travel or accommodation costs. This also means that they can be more widely implemented in certain companies that want to do this but aren’t able to afford face-to-face workshops.

  1. Increased interaction

It has been shown that online activities encourage more interaction than face-to-face workshops, which can help encourage team spirit and relationships. The online medium means that you can share links, documents, and other elements of the workshop, allowing participants to participate in different ways rather than just listening to the facilitator.

  1. High availability

Online team-building activities are available whenever the participants want them to be. They don’t rely on a particular time, or location like in-person workshops do so you can organize these at any time for most employees. The only exception is where employees work off hours or have flexible schedules to work during regular business hours.

  1. Increased motivation

Online team-building activities have been shown to increase motivation and self-improvement. This is because they are often


Everything You Need to Know About Powder Handling Solutions

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