CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 26 JUNE 2006 AT 7:00PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor John Thain, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Garry Rumble, Steve Simat (arrived 7:09PM) and Pat Sheehy AM.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 34  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that apologies be received and accepted for Councillors Karen McKeown Lexie Cettolin and David Bradbury.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jackie Greenow for 26 June 2006.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Susan Page for the period 5 June 2006 to 26 June 2006 inclusive.

It was noted that Councillor Steve Simat who was previously granted Leave of Absence for the period 19 June to 8 July 2006 inclusive, had returned and arrived at the meeting. the time being 7:09PM.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 22 May 2006

PRC 35  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 22 May 2006 be confirmed.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, welcomed to the meeting Ms Bronwynn Nosworthy from the Internal Audit Bureau who is conducting a review of Council’s operations as part of the Department of Local Government’s “Promoting Better Practice” program.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City in its Broader Context

Council’s Planning Manager, Mr Roger Nethercote, introduced the Executive Director of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC), Mr Alex Gooding who gave a short presentation on programs and activities undertaken by WSROC’s in delivering its 2004-08 strategic plan.

Councillor Steve Simat arrived at the meeting the time being 7:09PM.

1        WSROC Strategic Program Activities                                                                              

PRC 36  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the information contained in the report on WSROC Strategic Program Activities be received.

 

The City as a Social Place

3               City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd – Ripples

The Chairman of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd, Councillor Ross Fowler introduced the report and said that Ripples’ business model was very good and had won awards.  He said that a number of other facilities had used a similar model, which was one of the challenges Ripples now faced.

Councillor Fowler introduced the General Manager of Ripples, Mr Geoff Yates.

Mr Yates outlined the challenges and issues that Ripples needed to address, as outlined in the report.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain left the meeting the time being 7:21PM.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting the time being 7:22PM.

PRC 37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd - Ripples be received

2.     Council endorse officers’ actions in advancing $290,000, such sum to be treated as a subsidy and the appropriate budget allocation be made as part of the June 2006 year end review

3.     Council agree to provide Ripples with an operating subsidy of $220,000 for the 2006-07 financial year

4.     In view of the Ripples Board’s request for a 2006/7 subsidy of $250,000, a progress report on Ripples financial performance be submitted to Council in conjunction with Council’s December 2006 quarterly financial review

5.     The Service Specification for Ripples as outlined in this report be adopted.

The City In Its Environment

6        Landscape Character Strategy

Council’s Design and Technical Advice Manager, Mr Craig Ross, introduced the report and consultant, Mr Brett Newbold of Brett Newbold Urban Planning Ltd to answer questions about the Landscape Character Strategy.

Councillor Kevin Crameri asked for clarification of the phrase “on an opportunistic basis” on page 39 of the business paper.

Mr Newbold said that the strategy would be applied as opportunities presented themselves in the normal course of events.

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting the time being 7:43PM

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting the time being 7:43PM

PRC 38  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Steve Simat seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Landscape Character Strategy be received.

2.     The Landscape Character Strategy and supporting Background Papers be endorsed.

3.     The prioritised list of key sites and actions be the subject of a further report to Council.

8               Penrith City Heritage Study

Council’s Planning Policy Unit Coordinator, Mr Terry Agar, introduced heritage consultant, Mr Paul Davies, who gave a short presentation on the Penrith Heritage Study.

PRC 39  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Jim Aitken that the information contained in the report on Penrith City Heritage Study be received.

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

2        The Development of a National Centre for Universal Design at the University of Western Sydney                                                                                                                                 

PRC 40  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on The Development of a National Centre for Universal Design at the University of Western Sydney be received.

2.   Council write to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney formally indicating its commitment to the proposal, including contributing to the Research Project and development of a Business Plan.

 

The City as a Social Place

4        Erskine Park Employment Area - Naming of the Estate and Renaming of Lenore Lane        

PRC 41  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Erskine Park Employment Area - Naming of the Estate and Renaming of Lenore Lane be received

2.     Council endorse ‘Lenore Drive’ as the new name for Lenore Lane and formally advertise the proposed road name in accordance with the requirements of the Roads (General) Regulation 2000.

3.     A further report on the naming of the Erskine Park Employment Area be brought to Council after further consultation with landowners on possible names for the site.

 

The City In Its Environment

 

5        Implementation of the Mulgoa/Wallacia Sewerage Scheme                                            

PRC 42  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Implementation of the Mulgoa/Wallacia Sewerage Scheme be received

2.     Council pay for the cost of solids removal from existing septic tanks for premises in the nominated catchment that connect to the Mulgoa/Wallacia Sewerage Scheme within twelve months from the time that the sewer becomes available for connection

3.     A further report be brought to Council detailing the options for assisting residents to connect to the scheme, in circumstances where the cost of connection may result in financial hardship.

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting the time being 8:45PM. and did not return.

7        Status of the City's Major Planning Policy Program                                                        

PRC 43  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy that the information contained in the report on Status of the City's Major Planning Policy Program be received.

 

Leadership and Organisation

9   Service Specification Program

Councillor Jim Aitken left the meeting the time being 8:49PM.

Councillor Jim Aitken returned to the meeting the time being 8:50PM.

PRC 44  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Service Specification Program be received

2.     The specification for the Library Services be adopted

3.     The specification for the Regulatory Control service be adopted.

 

10      Proposed Suburb Boundary Re-alignment - Luddenham, Badgerys Creek and Kemps Creek.                                                                                                                                             

PRC 45  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Steve Simat seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Suburb Boundary Re-alignment - Luddenham, Badgerys Creek and Kemps Creek be received

2.     A submission be made to the Geographical Names Board seeking the re-alignment of the boundary between the suburbs of Luddenham, Badgerys Creek and Kemps Creek as depicted on the attached plan.

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:52PM.

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 26 June 2006

 

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date