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 to get custom water bottles in Australia

Written by: samreenfarahnaaz


Every business needs to promote their products, services and brands. Different businesses follow different Promotional ways. It usually depends upon their budget, nature of products and target audience. Nowadays many businesses are considering custom promotional products as these products increases awareness along with setting brand identity in several ways. One of the most popular custom promotional products that are being used these days by many businesses is custom water bottles. Water bottles are something that are used by almost everyone. It is something that people use over and over again. Moreover, it is much affordable. If you are wondering how to get custom water bottles in Australia then you need to know that they are easily available in many online stores these days.

Now that you know how to get custom water bottles in Australia, you need to ensure that you buy the right ones. Though you would find several online stores selling custom water bottles but all of them aren’t going to provide the right quality custom water bottles. In order to make a good impression on your prospective clients, it is very crucial for you to ensure that you give them high quality promotional products. If you fail to impress them by your promotional product then how can you expect them to trust upon your products or services? Below is the list of few tips that you need to follow while buying custom water bottles:


  • Keep the message on the custom water bottle concise. You need to understand that people usually don’t like reading long statements.


  • Make sure that you work on the color. You need to explore what types of colors have been trending nowadays.


  • If you have been planning to place a label on the water bottles then make

Services provided by the best cyber security companies

Written by: KendraET


Cyber security is rapidly becoming the most important and hotly contested field in computer engineering. It’s not surprising to consider how many personal data records are hacked each year. The average company loses around $12 million to cybercrime per incident. It pays to find the best cyber security company to keep your data safe. Here are the services provided by the best cyber security companies:

Penetration Testing

Another great service provided by the best cyber security companies will allow you to see how hackers would do on your network. This type of testing may seem like a good idea so that you can know what hackers may achieve -but penetration testers are only permitted to test your network legally rather than providing solutions.

Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Tools

The best cyber security companies implement these tools to prevent attacks or detect unauthorized access. Companies generally heavily use these types of software companies who know the importance of cyber security and want the best protection possible.

Computer Forensics Services

This includes the investigation, analysis, and restoration of evidence from computers that have been damaged or suffer from malware. This service will help you protect your computer’s data and find out what hackers were doing to your computer, enabling you to seek justice against them.

Online Threat Assessment

Here, an expert will better understand why a system or website has been hacked to make sure that your vulnerability is resolved before hackers exploit it and use it against you. For instance, this process is an effective way of ensuring that the best cyber security companies in Sydney are working together to ensure the safety of your data and information safety.

Data Breach Detection and Response Services

This service can be vital for companies


What’s the Best Playmat for a Baby?

Written by: Mallet_sam


You know you’re going to a new home when you buy a playmat for the baby. It’s a subtle yet essential sign that the nursery has been updated, the floors are now carpeted, and the baby is now a little more than a sleeping bag.

But what playmat should you get? There are so many to choose from! And choosing the right one can be difficult. So here’s a list of the best playmats for newborns, big babies, and toddlers. Each one of these playmats is designed with a different audience in mind. From the napper to the nester, playmats are a great way to keep the baby occupied and entertained. From car rides to plane journeys, playmats help you keep the baby entertained and keep you focused on the road.


This playmat is so amazing! It’s bright, fun, and colorful. It’s got a lot of space to grow with your baby. There are four panels on each side with room to grow. I love how it grows with your baby and that it can be used in any room of the house, even by itself. You can fold it up or down depending on how much space you need to move around when putting the baby to sleep.

It also comes with a free mobile that attaches to the sides of the playmat so you can lay her down and rock her back and forth in the rocking chair or crib. So many ways to use this playmat!

When I first saw this, I was shocked by how big it was compared to my other playmats, but then after playing with it for a while, I realized it was perfect! It has so much space for little ones to play. They can sit at


How to Pick the Right SEO Agency: What Should You Look For?

Written by: Karen_Vidali


When it comes to choosing a SEO agency, you might feel overwhelmed by all the options available. If you’re new to the world of SEO, you might even think that SEO is an expensive niche. These are understandable fears. The SEO industry has a reputation for being expensive, with high entry barriers and a scarcity of affordable agencies. But, there are a few ways to keep an agency affordable. To begin with, the cost of an Marketix SEO agency doesn’t necessarily correlate to the quality of services they provide. Some agencies are much more expensive than others. Rather than focusing on the cost of an agency and the skills of the team, you should look for agencies that understand your unique business goals and target audience. Below, discover what you should look for when searching for an agency that can help you grow your business.

What to look for when choosing an SEO agency

There are many factors to consider when choosing an SEO agency. First, you should look for agencies that understand your unique business goals and target audience. Look for agencies with experience in your industry as well as a track record of results in the past so that they’re able to provide you with measurable results. You should also look for agencies with a proven track record of success with previous clients. Finally, make sure the agency is transparent about their pricing.


Key elements of a successful SEO agency partnership

  1. A focus on your business goals When you’re looking for an agency, you want to be sure they understand your unique business goals and market strategy. It’s important to be able to communicate those strategies so that the agency can help put them into action. This will allow your agency to clearly

How to Buy Curtain Fabric for a Low Price in Australia

Written by: Mallet_sam

The curtain fabric is an integral part of your home décor. You can use it to give your living room a fresh new look or spruce up your bedroom. Curtain fabric can be used for so many different purposes. If you want to change your home décor, you can use a suitable curtain fabric. The great news is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to get curtain fabric that looks good. There are many ways to buy curtain fabric for a low price in Australia. Here are a few ideas on saving money on curtain fabric.

You can buy curtain fabric at a local store. If you have a local store that sells curtain fabric, you do not have to go to a big-box retailer and pay more for the same item. You can buy curtain fabric for a meager price at your local store, and it will be even cheaper if you get it from there after Christmas.


If you are unsure where to find curtain fabric, then try searching online. You can find many different places that offer cheap curtain fabrics on the Internet. Some of these sites will sell the same item for less than half the price of what it would cost in your local store or department store. This is excellent news if you want to buy curtains without spending too much money on them.


Many different types of curtain fabrics are available online and in stores. You can get special deals on particular curtains based on the color, style, and price. You can also buy fabric online and have it shipped to your home. This is a convenient way to get curtain fabric without going out shopping for it.


If you look for


Playboy Crop Top Hoodie

Hoodies are one of those versatile accessories that never seem to go out of style. They hide a bad hair day, keep you warm in the winter, and work perfectly as a layering piece. Plus, they come in so many different colors and styles that you can still look stylish even when you’re wearing one.  Are you up for wearing a playboy crop top hoodie if you love wearing hoodies?

Crop Top Hoodie for New and Trendy You

Fashion runways around the world are overflowing with crop tops, but before you toss your old oversized hoodie in the back of the closet, check out the latest trend of cropped hoodies. Not only is this trend perfect for fall, but paired with your favorite pair of jeans, a crop top hoodie can instantly transform your ordinary outfit into a stylish one.

What started as a trend in the 90s is now back in style, and with good reason! Cropped hoodies are light, comfortable, and flattering, plus they’re a great layering piece for any outfit. Plus, they’re super affordable, and since trends change so often, it’s a great way to stay on-trend without breaking the bank. Plus, you don’t have to wear the entire look from head to toe—it’s as easy as throwing on a pair of leggings and a cropped hoodie for a casual look. 

Wear Playboy Crop Top Hoodie and Make a Statement

If you want to make a statement and make a statement you want to stand out, the Playboy Crop Top Hoodie is your hoodie. Featuring an original Playboy logo, this hoodie stands out from the crowd. The Playboy Crop Top Hoodie is the perfect casual hoodie. The crop-top neckline is flattering for any body type, while the hoodie keeps out the cold. Wear this hoodie to the


Polished Concrete Kitchen Benchtops in Melbourne

When it comes to revamping your kitchen, the options are seemingly endless. There are new colors, new materials, and even new appliances. But have you considered upgrading the benchtops? A new kitchen benchtop can make a dramatic difference to the look of your home, and they can often be your most affordable option. When it comes to durable kitchen benchtops, getting the polished concrete kitchen benchtops in Melbourne is a great option.

Polished Concrete Kitchen Benchtop: Why Should You Get One?

Kitchen renovations are a great opportunity to make your house more functional and appealing. By investing in new kitchen benchtops, you free up space on your existing benchtops, which you can then use for prepping meals, and you get a fresher, cleaner look that will instantly improve your kitchen space. Polished concrete kitchen benchtops are quickly growing in popularity due to their durability, ease of maintenance, and aesthetic qualities.

Polished concrete kitchen benchtops are becoming more and more popular for their durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance. Unlike stone benchtops, polished concrete benchtops won’t stain or absorb odours, and they’re easy to clean. They don’t need to be sealed, so you can also avoid costly resealing services over the years. Polished concrete benchtops also last a lifetime, so you won’t have to think about replacing them any time soon.

Before you make a purchase…

Many homeowners are considering polished concrete kitchen benchtops these days because they provide durability and low maintenance. While this might be the case, there are a variety of things to consider before getting polished concrete kitchen benchtops. Find the right materials for your polished concrete benchtops while keeping in mind some factors. Polished concrete benchtops are naturally extremely durable and do not require any maintenance. 

They are tough and can withstand anything you throw at


Estate Planning Lawyers in Sydney

Estate planning is the legal procedure that guides a person’s decisions on how their property and possessions are distributed after their death. Estate planning protects a person’s loved ones from unnecessary troubles and expenses. Estate planning also ensures that a person’s wishes are carried out. For example, if a person has minor children or is disabled or elderly, they can direct who will care for their children or manage their property.

There are three basic types of estate planning: 

  1. Wills – It tells your family and your community how you would like your estate distributed after you pass away and who will receive your property. A will can also often be used to address other important matters, such as designating a guardian for minor children or sorting out the division of property among multiple heirs.
  2. Trusts – Trusts are legal arrangements where the trustee holds a legal, binding title to any asset for the benefit of the beneficiary. The trustee and beneficiary typically use trust documents to specify how the trustee may spend, invest, or otherwise handle the trust’s assets. Trusts often serve as important elements of comprehensive estate planning because they can help accomplish specific goals such as protecting loved ones and preserving assets.
  3. Powers of Attorney – While writing an estate planning attorney, the term “powers of attorney” is often used interchangeably with “durable powers of attorney.” This is basically giving an “agent” the authority on making financial decisions for you if you become incapacitated due to physical or mental disability. It also appoints an agent to make medical and health care decisions on your behalf.

How can the estate planning lawyers help you?

When the time comes to start estate planning or review your estate plan, it is important that you have an experienced attorney dealing with


Solid Timber Flooring in Melbourne

If you are renovating your home and considering redesigning your floor, you might want to consider solid timber flooring. 

Solid timber flooring is a type of wood flooring that contains layers of solid wood throughout the board. Solid timber flooring is more durable than engineered or laminate wood flooring and is resistant to water damage and scratches. Solid timber floors can be installed over radiant heat, making them an excellent choice for modern homes.

There are many benefits of installing solid timber flooring in your home. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Long lasting and looks great! Most timber flooring is 8-10mm thick, so you can be assured your floor is of superior quality and will last for many years to come. Timber is a natural material and is therefore completely unique. Because of this, no two pieces of timber flooring are exactly the same, which means your new floor will be completely unique to you.
  • It is environmentally friendly. Timber plantations are carefully managed, and plantations are replanted when timber is harvested. Every step of the production process is overseen to ensure the highest quality timber is used.
  • It provides added warmth and comfort to a home. Timber is a naturally warm material, adding an extra level of comfort to your home.

Solid timber flooring is one of the most popular flooring options because of its natural beauty and durability. It’s made from a single piece of timber, which means it has fewer seams and joints than engineered timber flooring. It’s also much more affordable than solid timber flooring, although the price will depend on the quality of the timber you choose. 

Things to Consider…

When you are out shopping for new solid timber flooring, there are a few things you need to consider. Make sure to look for


NLP Courses in Melbourne

So, you’ve just graduated, and you’re looking for a job? Or, maybe you’re currently employed, but you’d like to further your career by studying a short course. Regardless of the reason, there are a lot of short courses available to help you take the next step in your career. How about taking NLP courses in Melbourne?

What is an NLP course?

Melbourne is a very modern city, but a city that has also attracted very new and alternative ideas, like NLP courses in Melbourne. 

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is a field that studies how the mind works and how people can communicate more effectively. It’s the belief that the way we communicate and understand the world affects our behaviour and, as a result, our outcomes. NLP can change the way you feel, think, and behave, helping you achieve your goal and achieve greater happiness. NLP focuses on how language affects our perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Many people use NLP to develop personal and professional skills, but NLP courses in Melbourne also train individuals to become certified NLP trainers.

While NLP may look at first sound a little intimidating, it can actually be very easy to understand and very useful. If you are passionate about learning, then NLP courses in Melbourne will be right for you.

How Do You Become an NLP Certified Practitioner?

If you want to become an NLP certified practitioner, you can do so online. You first have to take an NLP certification course, where you’ll learn the eight core principles of NLP and how you can use them to change your own behavior. Once you have that under your belt, you can seek out a certification provider, such as the Australian Society of NLP, where you can join the organization and take various

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