CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH

ON MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2005 AT 07:05PM

 

PRESENT

 

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Jackie Greenow, Councillors Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Ross Fowler, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Pat Sheehy AM, and John Thain.

 

Apologies

 

 PRC 54 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Lexie Cettolin that apologies be received and accepted from Councillor Mark Davies.

 

leave of absence

 

Leave of absence was previously granted to Councillor Steve Simat for the period 22 August to 25 October 2005 inclusive, and to Councillor Jim Aitken for the period 16 August to 29 September 2005 inclusive.

 

Leave of absence has been requested by Councillor Garry Rumble for the period 12 – 26 September 2005 inclusive.

 

PRC 55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that leave of absence be granted to Councillor Garry Rumble for the period 12-24 September 2005 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 22 August 2005

PRC 56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 22 August 2005 be confirmed.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow announced that a presentation would be made to former Councillors John Bateman, Akbar Khan and Cathy O’Toole in recognition of their service to Local Government and the Penrith community.  All three former Councillors served two consecutive terms and John Bateman served two terms as Mayor.

 

The certificates were presented by Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow on behalf of the Local Government Association of NSW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

1        2000 - 2005 Strategic Program Performance Review                          36/27

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow introduced council’s Director – City Strategy, Mr Alan Stoneham, who provided an introduction to the presentation of the Strategic Program Review 2000 to 2005.

 

After the introduction, the following Directors made presentations:

 

Council’s Director – City Strategy, Mr Alan Stoneham, gave a presentation on The City in its Region and The City as an Economy.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri left the meeting the time being 7.47 pm.

 

Council’s Director – City Planning, Mr Craig Butler, gave a presentation on The City in its Environment.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri returned to the meeting the time being 7.53 pm.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting the time being 8.14 pm.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown returned to the meeting the time being 8.15 pm

 

Council’s Director – City Services, Mr Steve Hackett, gave a presentation on The City as a Social Place.

 

Council’s Acting Director – City Operations, Mr David Burns, gave a presentation on The City Supported by Infrastructure.

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting the time being 9.00 pm.

 

Council’s Chief Financial Officer gave a presentation on Council’s Operating Environment.

 

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting the time being 9.07 pm.

 

PRC 57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the information contained in the report on the 2000 - 2005 Strategic Program Performance Review be received.

 

2        State Cabinet Visit to Penrith - 28 June, 2005                                     34/12

PRC 58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor John Thain that the information in the report on the State Cabinet visit on 28 June 2005 and the deputation to Minister Knowles on 5 July 2005 be received.

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow, called for a motion for the Policy Review Committee meeting to move into confidential session, the time being 9.22 pm.

 

CLOSING THE MEETING TO THE PUBLIC TO CONSIDER confidential business

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

PRC 59            RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that the press and public be excluded from the meeting while the Policy Review Committee considers the following matter:

Commercial Matter - Sponsorship Proposal - Canoe Slalom World Championships - Request for Financial Assistance               

as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed, prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it and discussion of the matter in an open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

Councillor Kaylene Allison left the meeting the time being 9.23 pm.

Councillor Susan Page left the meeting the time being 9.24 pm.

Councillor Susan Page returned to the meeting the time being 9.25 pm.

Councillor Kaylene Allison returned to the meeting the time being 9.26 pm.

 

RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS IN OPEN COMMITTEE

The meeting moved out of confidential session at 9.46 pm and the General Manager reported that after excluding the press and public from the meeting, the Policy Review Committee met in confidential session from 9.22 pm to 9.46 pm to consider a commercial matter involving a sponsorship proposal.

The General Manager reported that while in confidential session, the Committee resolved the confidential business as follows:

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        Commercial Matter - Sponsorship Proposal - Canoe Slalom World Championships - Request for Financial Assistance                        2071/10

 

PRC 60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

 

 

1.      The information contained in the report on Commercial Matter – Sponsorship Proposal – Canoe Slalom World Championships – Request for Financial Assistance be received

 

2.      Council agree to the funding arrangements between Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd and Australian Canoeing as outlined in this report.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9.47 pm.

 

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 12 September 2005.

 

 

 

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