CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 3 APRIL 2006 AT 7:03PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRAYER

The meeting opened with the National Anthem and Prayer read by Reverend Neil Checkley.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Aitken for the period 3 April 2006 to 6 April 2006 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Simat for the period 3 April 2006 to 6 April 2006 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 6 March 2006

726  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 6 March 2006 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Susan Page declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 18, as she is the City Vice President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association and reserved her right to speak and vote.

 

Councillor Susan Page declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 19, as she is a Director of WSROC and reserved her right to speak and vote.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 3, as her partner is a Director of the Penrith Gaels Club and reserved her right to speak and vote.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 18, as she is a member of the Publicity Committee of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association and reserved her right to speak and vote.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri declared a pecuniary interest in Item 7, as he is the Chairman and Public Officer of the Llandilo Hall Committee and guarantor of the loan and took no part in the debate or voting.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 3, as he is the auditor of the Penrith Gaels Club and reserved his right to speak and vote.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

727  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:08pm.

 

ADDRESSING THE MEETING

The following people requested permission to address the meeting on the issues outlined below:

 

Mr Peter Laybutt, of Whelans Planning, Sydney

Item 9     Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation. Applicant: Mullane Planning Consultants Pty Limited;  Owner: SITA Australia Pty Limited

Speaking against the Recommendation

 

Mr Laybutt from Whelans Planning is acting on behalf of a number of adjoining land owners to the subject site at Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham.

 

Mr Laybutt stated that the owners of the adjoining properties have sought expert valuation advice as to the likely impact of ‘spot rezoning’ and the Waste Treatment Facility on their current property values, should it be approved by Council.  The results of this advice stated that should the properties retain their current ‘rural zoning’, it is understood that property values would decline by 35%.

 

Mr Laybutt stated that the recently released Metropolitan Strategy for the Sydney Region, City of Cities, identifies land adjoining Elizabeth Drive as suitable for longer term industrial use.  He also stated that it is Whelans’ understanding that Council is currently reviewing future land use opportunities within the Penrith Rural zone, with a view to updating the Penrith Environmental Plan No. 201.  Mr Laybutt continued, stating that it is most relevant to note that the precinct surrounding the proposed facility at Badgery’s Creek is contiguous with the identified major industrial precinct to the South of Elizabeth Drive.  This precinct also holds significant potential to support industries associated with the processing of recycled materials that would be produced by the proposed facility.

 

Mr Laybutt requested, on behalf of landowners adjoining the proposed SITA facility at Elizabeth Drive, that Council initiate a detailed investigation of this precinct, with a view to establishing a future industrial zone as foreshadowed by the current Metropolitan Strategy.

 

Mr Laybutt also stated that it is Whelans’ understanding that Council is preparing an updated plan to guide future land use across the City generally, and would be appreciative if this initiative could be placed on Council’s agenda to be addressed within the context of this current planning process.

 

Mr Joe Damjanovic, Badgerys Creek

Item 9     Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation. Applicant: Mullane Planning Consultants Pty Limited;  Owner: SITA Australia Pty Limited

Speaking against the Recommendation

 

Mr Damjanovic stated that he is a land owner adjacent to the subject site at Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham.

 

Mr Damjanovic expressed his concern that having a Waste Treatment Facility located across the road from his property would depreciate the value of his property as a rural parcel, which he purchased approximately 3 years ago.

 

Mr Damjanovic requested that in view of the proposed industrial lands to the south of his property, which are part of the South West growth centre, and the possible industrial type development to the North of his property being the Waste Treatment Facility, that consideration be given to rezoning all the land between Elizabeth Drive, South Creek and Badgerys Creek to Industrial Land.

 

Mr Damjanovic stated that if this is not possible, and his land is left zoned as Rural 1a, he strongly protests the development of the Waste Treatment Facility, as it would adversely affect the value of his land.

 

Mr Bill McRae, St Ives

Item 9     Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation. Applicant: Mullane Planning Consultants Pty Limited;  Owner: SITA Australia Pty Limited

Speaking against the Recommendation

 

Mr McRae is a valuer that has been valuing lands in Western Sydney for 40 years, and spoke as an interested citizen.

 

Mr McRae outlined concerns for residents of areas that overlook industrial zones.  At present, the only land scheduled for Industrial Zoning is located near Old Walgrove Road, which isn’t in the Penrith Local Government Area, however, the Capitol Hill residential estate overlooks this area, which would provide them with a displeasing visual impact.

 

Mr McRae also stated that it is unknown how SITA will dispose of their sewerage.  They may need to build a Sewerage Treatment Plant, which Mr McRae suggested could be extended to service the adjoining properties.

 

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

728  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:25pm.

 

Notices Of Motion

 

1        Notice of Motion [Rescission]                                                                     

Submitted by Councillors Jim Aitken, Ross Fowler and Steve Simat

 

That the motion carried at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 6 March 2006 in relation to Item 4 – Status of New Release Areas in Penrith be, and is hereby, rescinded.

 

 

729  A MOTION was moved by Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the rescission motion be deferred until the next Ordinary Meeting of Council.

 

On being put to the meeting the MOTION was LOST.

 

730  A MOTION was moved by Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the motion carried at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 6 March 2006 in relation to Item 4 – Status of New Release Areas in Penrith be, and is hereby, rescinded.

 

On being put to the meeting the MOTION was LOST.

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Disability Access Committee of
1 February 2006                                                                                                             

731  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Susan Page that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendation of the Disability Access Committee of 1 February 2006 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of
6 March 2006                                                                                                                  

732  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendation of the Local Traffic Committee of 6 March 2006 be adopted.

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of
20 March 2006                                                                                                                 

733  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Susan Page that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendation of the Policy Review Committee of 20 March 2006 be adopted.

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City as a Social Place

 

Having previously declared a pecuniary interest in Item 7, Councillor Kevin Crameri left the meeting, the time being 7:45 PM.

 

7        St Davids Church Llandilo                                                                           

734  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on St Davids Church Llandilo be received.

2.     Council agree that the loan be extended for a further twelve months, to 5 November 2006.

3.     That interest be calculated, using the 90 day bank bill swap rate, on the amount outstanding on the last day of the quarter in arrears.

4.     The Llandilo Hall Committee Inc be advised of Council’s decision and that they be requested to arrange early payment to Council of the funds already held for the purchase of the former Church building.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri returned to the meeting, the time being 7:46PM.

 

3        Community Assistance Program - 2005-06 Rolling Component                

735  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Community Assistance Program - 2005-06 Rolling Component be received

2.     Council approve the allocation of $600 to the Warehouse Youth Health Centre to contribute towards the cost of a residential camp for Sudanese young people.

3.     Council approve the allocation $1,000.00 to the Penrith Gaels Club to auspice an Aboriginal dance performance at the community function to welcome the Irish Consul General to Penrith City.

 

4        Proposed relocation of former Visitor Information Centre to Penrith General Cemetery                                                                                        

736  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed relocation of former Visitor Information Centre to Penrith General Cemetery be received

2.     $50,000 be allocated from the Cemetery Improvements Reserve for the relocation of the Visitor Information Centre building to Penrith General Cemetery, refurbishment of the building, and associated works.

 

6        Werrington Creek Park Pathway                                                                

737  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Werrington Creek Park Pathway be received

2.     The $80,000 allocation for North Ward Allocation from the Open Space Development Contributions Plan for the development of pathways within parks be used to replace the existing timber footbridge in Werrington Creek Park and construct concrete pathways linking the bridge to Victoria Street and Herbert Street.

 

1        Mobile Pre-School and Playvan Report - 2006                                           

738  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Mobile Pre-School and Playvan Report - 2006 be received

2.     A continued program of advocacy on behalf of parents using State funded pre-schools for improved access and equity is pursued

 

3.     Funding opportunities to extend and enhance the Mobile Playvan service are sought

 

4.     The Mountains to Meadows Mobile Pre-School continues operations for two days per week at Claremont Meadows and two days per week at Glenmore Park for the next twelve months with a further review at that time

 

5.      Financial contribution of $23,568 to support the operations of the Mountains to Meadows Pre-School be considered as part of the 2006-2007 budget development process.

6.      Options in relation to Centre-Based care in those areas in close proximity to Claremont Meadows that form part of the Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct be considered in future planning discussions in relation to the WELL Precinct.

 

2        Mayoral Music Scholarship                                                                         

739  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Susan Page seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Mayoral Music Scholarship be received

2.     Council establish a ‘Mayoral Music Scholarship’ to the amount of $1,000, to be awarded annually to a selected student in the ‘voice’ category at the Penrith Conservatorium of Music

3.     Councillor Pat Sheehy be nominated as Council’s representative on the selection panel

4.     The Director of the Penrith Conservatorium of Music and President of the Foundation for Creative Enterprise, be advised of Council’s decision.

 

5        Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2005/06 Operating Subsidy                                                                                                          

A MOTION was moved Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2005/06 Operating Subsidy be received

2.     A further report be brought to Council outlining the historical and future financial position of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and the funds that have been, and are budgeted to be, allocated to the Centre by Council.

740  An AMENDMENT was MOVED Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor David Bradbury

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (JSPAC) - 2005/06 Operating Subsidy be received

2.     Council agree to provide the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre an additional $200,000, such funds being set aside in 2005/06 budget.

 

On being PUT to the meeting the AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the MOTION was also CARRIED.

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:05PM.

 

8        7th International Cities, Town Centres and Communities Conference 2006                                                                                                                       

741  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

          That:

1.      The information contained in the report on 7th International Cities, Town Centres and Communities Conference 2006 be received.

2.      Councillor Garry Rumble be Council’s representative at the Conference from 6 – 9 June 2006 and be granted leave of absence for that period.

 

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:07PM.

 

9        Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation. Applicant: Mullane Planning Consultants Pty Limited;  Owner: SITA Australia Pty Limited                                                                                                          

A MOTION was MOVED of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation be received

2.     A further report be brought to Council addressing in more detail the concerns raised in the objections to the matter.

 

742  An AMENDMENT was MOVED Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed rezoning of Lot 1 DP 542395 and Lot 740 DP 810111, Elizabeth Drive, Luddenham to allow an Advanced Waste Treatment Facility in conjunction with the existing quarry and landfill operation be received

2.     Pursuant to the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the Regulations and the Department’s recent planning reform advice, Council request a “Written Authorisation to Exercise Delegation” for the making of the draft local environmental plan in accordance with Section 69 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, subject to any changes required by Parliamentary Counsel

         

3.     The residents of the locality be invited to contribute to the Local Plan process and that they be contacted by Council at the appropriate time

 

4.    The owner, applicant and those persons who lodged a submission be advised of Council’s decision.

 

On being PUT to the meeting the AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the MOTION was also CARRIED.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that his name be recorded as having voted AGAINST the motion.

 

The City as an Economy

 

11      Benefits of Partnership Between Penrith City and Lachlan Shire             

743  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the information contained in the report on Benefits of Partnership Between Penrith City and Lachlan Shire be received.

 

10      Commonwealth grant under the Regulation Reduction Incentive Fund Program                                                                                                         

744  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Commonwealth grant under the Regulation Reduction Incentive Fund Program be received.

2.      A letter of thanks be forwarded to the Hon. Fran Bailey MP, Minister for Small Business and Tourism.

 

The City Supported by Infrastructure

 

13      Local Government Road Safety Auditing/Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP) Program - 2005/2006                                                       

745  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Government Road Safety Auditing/Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP) Program - 2005/2006 be received

2.     Council accept the RTA grant of $10,000 to undertake a road safety audit (Stage 5 - Existing Roads) at the following locations:

                                      a.       Ninth Avenue, Llandilo

                   b.       Eighth Avenue, Llandilo

                   c.       Seventh Avenue, Llandilo

                   d.       Sixth Avenue, Llandilo

                   e.       Fifth Avenue, Llandilo

                   f.        Fourth Avenue, Llandilo

                   g.       Third Avenue, Llandilo

                   h.       Terrybrook Avenue, Llandilo

                                      i.        Second Avenue / Llandilo Road, Llandilo

3.    Council’s 50% matching funding for the road safety audit (Stage 5 - Existing        Roads) project and the additional $7,000 (total $17,000) be allocated from   the 2005/2006 Traffic and Transport Facilities Program.

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:25 PM.

 

12      Application for Funding to the NSW State Emergency Service                 

746  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Lexie Cettolin

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Application for Funding to the NSW State Emergency Service be received

2.     The Waste and Community Protection Manager be authorised to make an application to the NSW SES for funding of $45,000 to provide enhanced amenities for SES Volunteers.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

14      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February 2006 to 28 February 2006                                                                                               

747  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February 2006 to 28 February 2006 be received

2.     The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer, Statement of General Fund Bank Balances as at 28 February 2006 and the summary of Investments for the period 1 February 2006 to 28 February 2006 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical investment analysis as at 28 February 2006 be noted.

 

15      2005/2006 Borrowing Program                                                                    

748  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2005/2006 Borrowing Program be received

2.     An Expression of Interest be advertised

3.     Council borrow the amount of  $17,190,000 on 10 and 15 year repayment schedules

4.     The Chief Financial Officer be given the delegated authority to negotiate the loans in accordance with this resolution

5.     The Council seal be affixed to those documents that are necessary to finalise these borrowings

6.     The final terms and conditions of the borrowings be reported to Council upon completion of the contracts.

 

19      WSROC Joint Tender for the provision of Stationery Products                

749  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on WSROC Joint Tender for the provision of Stationery Products be received

2.     Complete Office Supplies be awarded a Supply Agreement for the provision of Stationery Products on an as required basis for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend the agreement for a further 2x1 year periods subject to satisfactory performance.

 

20      NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Office of the Valuer General      

750  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Office of the Valuer General be received

2.     Penrith City Council submit a response to the Chair of the Committee on the Office of the Valuer General supporting a continuation of the current valuation processes.

 

21      Independent Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of Local Government                                                                                                  

751  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That

1.     The information contained in the report on Independent Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of Local Government be received

2.     The Independent Inquiry be advised that Council supports the Inquiry’s tentative conclusions as indicated in the report and that detailed comments, as attached to this report, be forwarded to the inquiry.

 

22      Key Priorities for the 2006-2007 Management Plan                                  

752  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Key Priorities for the 2006-2007 Management Plan be received

2.     Preparation of a special rate variation application in the terms discussed in the report be endorsed

3.     A program of communication with the community, City partners and Government be undertaken for this purpose.

 

16      Hydrotherapy Centre Operation                                                                 

753  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Hydrotherapy Centre Operation be received

2.     Council agree to take responsibility for the assets and liabilities of the Hydrotherapy Centre

3.     Council release the City of Penrith Regional Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd from its obligations to repay the Hydrotherapy Loan after the scheduled March 2004 payment

4.     The Board of the City of Penrith Regional Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd be advised of Council’s decision.

 

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:30 PM.

 

17      Agency Payment Methods                                                                           

754  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that the information contained in the report on Agency Payment Methods be received.

 

18      ALGWA (NSW Branch) State Conference                                                 

755  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.     The information contained in the report regarding the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) (NSW Branch) 53rd State Conference to be held in Coonabarabran from 4 to 7 May 2006 be received

2.      Councillors Jackie Greenow, Susan Page, Karen McKeown, Kaylene Allison and Lexie Cettolin be the Council delegates to attend ALGWA’s 53rd Annual State Conference, and grant leave of absence to these delegates as appropriate.

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Blue Hills Landcare Wetlands Group                                                 

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to Council outlining the possibility of setting up a ‘Blue Hills Wetlands Landcare Group’ as requested by the State Member for Mulgoa, the Hon. Diane Beamer MP, which will involve community volunteers similar to other Landcare groups in the area.

 

 

QWN 2      National Netball Championships                                                         

Councillor Greg Davies requested that a donation of $1000 from each Ward Voted Works ($3000 total) be made to the Penrith District Netball Association to assist with the hosting of the National Age Netball Championships on 30 April 2006.

756  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

757  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that a donation of $1000 from each Ward Voted Works ($3000 total) be made to the Penrith District Netball Association to assist with the hosting of the National Age Netball Championships on 30 April 2006.

 

QWN 3      Emu Plains Junior AFL                                                                        

Councillor Greg Davies requested that $850 from South and North Ward Voted Works (total $1700) be donated to Emu Plains Junior AFL to assist with the purchase of a stretcher and goal pads.

758  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

759  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that $850 from South and North Ward Voted Works (total $1700) be donated to Emu Plains Junior AFL to assist with the purchase of a stretcher and goal pads.

 

 

QWN 4      Use of Peppertree Oval by James Erskine Public School                 

Councillor Greg Davies requested that James Erskine Public School be allowed to use Peppertree Oval for sporting carnivals.

 

760  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

761  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that James Erskine Public School be allowed to use Peppertree Oval for sporting carnivals.

 

QWN 5      Non-Government Organisation Accommodation Needs Assessment Study      

Councillor David Bradbury requested a memo reply to all Councillors providing an update on the progress of Councils Non-Government Organisation Accommodation Needs Assessment Study.  It is also requested that this study be considered by the City Centres Review process.

 

QWN 6      Parking Problems in Glossop Street, St Marys                                 

Councillor David Bradbury requested that the Local Traffic Committee investigate the possibility of opening up more parking space in Glossop Street, St Marys, possibly by utilising the wide nature strip area.

 

QWN 7      Unauthorised development / operations at 222 Great Western Highway, Kingswood

Councillor David Bradbury requested a report to Council on a development application, which was lodged with Council for the premises located at 222 Great Western Highway, Kingswood.

 

QWN 8      Hazardous Waste at Mulgoa Landfill (refer also QWN12)               

Councillor David Bradbury requested a memo reply to all Councillors on concerns raised about potential hazardous materials located in Mulgoa Landfill.

 

QWN 9      Supply of high-visibility vests to Little-By-Little Community Group                  

Councillor Pat Sheehy requested that ten (10) high visibility vests be provided to the “Little By Little” Community Group.  If funding is required, it is to be provided from North Ward Voted Works.

762  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

763  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that ten (10) high visibility vests be provided to the “Little By Little” Community Group.  If funding is required, it is to be provided from North Ward Voted Works.

 

QWN 10    Site Inspection of Darcy Smith Oval                                                   

Councillor Pat Sheehy requested that a site inspection of Darcy Smith Oval soccer fields take place as soon as possible to investigate the feasibility of fencing the oval.

 

QWN 11    Affordable Housing                                                                              

Councillor Ross Fowler requested a report to Council on the provision of affordable housing within the City.  In particular, the report is to address what actions Council is taking to ensure affordable housing is being provided within the City and how Council is liaising with developers to ensure that they are meeting their commitments to affordable housing.

 

QWN 12    Hazardous Waste at Mulgoa Landfill (refer also QWN 8)                

Councillor Mark Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors on concerns raised about potential hazardous materials located in Mulgoa Landfill.

 

QWN 13    Graffiti at Schoolhouse Road, Regentville                                         

Councillor Mark Davies requested a memo reply on the progress of graffiti removal at Schoolhouse Road, Regentville.

 

QWN 14    Antisocial Behaviour in Park located at Corner of Oriole Street and Friarbird Crescent, Glenmore Park                                                                       

Councillor Mark Davies requested a memo reply on the concerns raised about anti-social behaviour occurring in the Rotunda located in the park on the corner of Oriole Street and Friarbird Crescent, Glenmore Park.    

 

QWN 15    Car Parking in the Penrith CBD                                                         

Councillor Mark Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors on the possibility of extending the free parking zones within the CBD from 2 hours to 3 hours to match the free parking available at the Westfield Shopping Centre.

 

QWN 16    Tourism Conference held in Penrith 29 to 31 March 2006                

Councillor Garry Rumble requested a report to Council on the outcomes from the Tourism Conference held in Penrith on 29 to 31 March 2006.  Councillor Rumble also requested that letters of congratulations be forwarded to Paul Page and the City Marketing team; Jane Holdsworth, CEO of the Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation; and Peter Flowers, Manager of Penrith Whitewater Stadium, for their efforts during the conference.

 

QWN 17    Donation of Londonderry Hall Hire                                                    

Councillor Kevin Crameri requested that a donation of hall hire be made to Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) for their fundraising bush dance to be held in Londonderry Hall.  The donation is to be made from North Ward Voted Works.

764  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

765  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that a donation of hall hire be made to Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) for their fundraising bush dance to be held in Londonderry Hall.  The donation is to be made from North Ward Voted Works.

 

QWN 18    Drainage of Bridge located in Eighth Avenue, Llandilo                    

Councillor Kevin Crameri requested a report to Council on drainage issues with the bridge located in Eighth Avenue, Llandilo.

 

QWN 19    Report on Australian Flatwater Canoe / Kayak Championships      

Councillor Kevin Crameri gave a report on the Australian Flatwater Canoe / Kayak Championships held in Penrith on 12 March 2006, and advised that the trophies donated by Council were gratefully received and admired by the recipients.

 

QWN 20    Letter of Thanks to Delfin Lend Lease                                              

Councillor Jackie Greenow requested that Council forward a letter of thanks to Delfin Lend Lease for their community participation efforts, in particular, their joining of the Book Reading Club at St Marys North Public School.

 

QWN 21    Changing of name of St Marys Magdelene Church in St Marys      

Councillor Jackie Greenow requested a memo reply on why the name of the St Marys Magdelene Church in St Marys has changed to St Marys Anglican Church.

 

QWN 22    Weed Harvesting                                                                                 

Councillor Jackie Greenow requested a memo reply to all Councillors on information contained in a press release by the Premier on Monday 3 April 2006, in which it is stated that a weed harvester will be provided for the Hawkesbury Nepean River.  The memo is to outline where Penrith fits into the scheme as far as being able to utilise the harvester.

 

QWN 23    Seagull Crossing at intersection of Andromeda Drive and The Northern Road, Cranebrook                                                                                                                                 

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply to all North Ward Councillors on when the issue of the seagull crossing located at the intersection of Andromeda Drive and The Northern Road, Cranebrook will be brought before the Local Traffic Committee.

 

QWN 24    Zoning of Land behind Melville Road Shops, St Clair                       

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors on the status of the re-zoning of the land located behind the shops on Melville Road, St Clair.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:58PM

 

I certify that these 16 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 3 April 2006.

 

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