OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF
ON MONDAY 3 JULY 2006 AT 7:03PM
The meeting opened with the National Anthem.
STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John
Thain read a statement of recognition of
The Council Prayer was read by the Rev Neil Checkley.
His Worship the Mayor Councillor John Thain, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury (arrived at 8.08 pm), Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies (arrived at 7.05 pm), Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, and Steve Simat.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
928 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7.04 pm.
Representing the Emu Plains Soccer Club, addressed the meeting on Item 4 - Perimeter Fence at Darcy Smith Oval, Emu Plains, and
Speaking AGAINST the Recommendation.
Mr Warwick stated that, as the current
President of the
Mr Warwick stated that soccer authorities are not keen to set a precedent in terms of minimum safe distances, due to possible litigation issues, but as a guide for any obstruction around a field is between 5 and 6 metres, depending on the structure. All the people that he has spoken to believe any picket style fence creates a more dangerous hazard to players, spectators and people retrieving balls. The current fence proposal can only provide 2 to 3 metres and this would also require moving the fields a further 6 metres onto and including the turf wicket. He added that soccer at the fields runs over 42 weeks, providing disabled, hearing impaired and Aboriginal children, as well as people of all ages, with the opportunity to engage in a competitive but fun sport.
In closing, Mr Warwick suggested that Council could protect all users by erecting a single steel green pipe fence, similar to those at several parks in the district.
Councillor Greg Davies arrived at 7.05 pm.
Mr Anthony Zammit
Representing the Emu Plains Soccer Club, addressed the meeting on Item 4 Perimeter Fence at Darcy Smith Oval, Emu Plains, and
Speaking AGAINST the recommendation.
Mr Zammit stated that, having observed many hooligans driving in the car park, and on the soccer fields, he questioned why Council would not stop access entirely.
Mr Zammit also expressed his concern that
Mr Zammit concluded by asking who will control access into any fenced off area, stating that he has seen vehicles drive on the soccer field, up to the cricket pitch.
Ms Rosemarie Colosi
Representing the Neighbours Group, 1233 Mamre Road, Kemps Creek, addressed the meeting on Item 7 Development Application 05/1239 for an additional packing shed with carparking, loading and driveway area for an existing rural industry at Lot 15 DP 30265 (No. 1219 1231 ) Mamre Road, Kemps Creek. Applicant: Mosca Pserras Architects; Owner: Kool Packers Pty Ltd DA 05/1239, and
Speaking AGAINST the recommendation.
Ms Colosi outlined the concerns
of the Neighbours Group,
930 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Jim Aitken that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 26 June 2006 be adopted.
1. The information contained in the report on Penrith Valley Cultural Precinct - Architectural Services for Memorial Hall Upgrade be received
2. Suters Architects be appointed as the specialist architects to complete design and documentation in accordance with their submission for a scope of work at Memorial Hall and adjacent site
3. The unsuccessful consultants be thanked for their submissions.
1. The information contained in the report on Fee Structures for Neighbourhood Facilities be received
2. Fee structures for neighbourhood facilities be further investigated and reported back to Council.
shortfall of funds of $3,665 be provided equally from South and
1. The information contained in the report on Perimeter Fence at Darcy Smith Oval, Emu Plains be received.
1. The information contained in the report on Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Company Formation be received.
2. Council adopt the Constitution of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd.
3. Council appoint Mr Peter Anderson, Ms Gillian Appleton, Ms Lynette Sheridan Burns, Ms Cathy Jarman, Mr Tony Lackey, Ms Barbara Magee, Mr Bruce McDonald, Mr John Mullane, Mr Dennis Rice and Ms Fiona Steel to the Board of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd and that they be congratulated on their success.
4. Council nominate Councillors Karen McKeown, Jackie Greenow, Ross Fowler and Pat Sheehy as members of the Board of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd.
5. The General Managers nominee to the Board of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd be the Director City Services, Mr Steve Hackett.
6. Those unsuccessful nominees be thanked for their interest and be advised that Council will request the new cultural Board to consider their appointment to one of the Advisory Committees.
7. A further report be submitted to Council concerning the idea of appointing patrons for the several art forms and that report identify a process for those appointments.
Councillors Lexie Cettolin and Kevin Crameri requested that their names be recorded as having voted AGAINST the motion.
1. The information contained in the report on Tender Number 19-05/06 - Provision of Lawn Maintenance be received
2. A contract be awarded to Stardel Total Cleaning & Maintenance Services for a period of 2 years with an option to extend the arrangements for a further 1-year period subject to satisfactory performance and the successful completion of an initial 6-month trial period.
7 Development Application 05/1239 for an additional packing shed with carparking, loading and driveway area for an existing rural industry at Lot 15 DP 30265 (No. 1219 - 1231) Mamre Road, Kemps Creek. Applicant: Mosca Pserras Architects; Owner: Kool Packers Pty Ltd DA05/1239
937 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri that consideration of this item be deferred and a further report be submitted to Council addressing the following issues:
· Volume of traffic flow to and from the site
· Flood issues since land levels have been changed
· Noise from refrigerated trucks leaving motors running during the night
· Privacy and security issues, with regard to the proposed car park to be built at the back of the existing shed
1. The information contained in the report on Telecommunications Services Tender Ref 15-05/06 be received
2. Council accept the offer as tendered by Optus Pty Ltd for the provision of mobile voice services and call rates.
3. Council accept the offer as tendered by Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd for the provision of fixed landline services and call rates.
4. Council accept the offer as tendered by Soul Pattinson Telecommunications P/L (Soul) for the provision of Internet, Data and VPN services, subject to the satisfactory finalisation of the network design and implementation plan
5. A telecommunications implementation plan be developed for all required locations by the Telecommunication working party in conjunction with the telecommunications consultant and the recommended providers.
6. Councils Legal Officer and Information Technology Manager conduct a detailed review of the Contract Agreements before entering into any Contract for the supply of mobile voice services, fixed landline services, internet, data & VPN services.
7. The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary documentation.
1. The information contained in the report on Amendment to Council's 2006 Meeting Calendar be received.
2. A Policy Review Committee meeting be held on Monday 14 August 2006 in lieu of the meeting scheduled for Monday 28 August 2006.
1. The information contained in the report on Regional Illegal Dumping Squad Delegations be received.
2. In accordance with Section 381 of the
Local Government Act 1993,Council approves of the following delegations made
2.1. Powers of an authorised officer and enforcement officer under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and Regulations, (including powers of entry, inspection and related powers and the power to issue penalty notices)
2.2. Powers of entry, inspection, and application for search warrants under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations.
2.3. Powers of an authorised officer under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations
2.4. Powers of entry and inspection under the Local Government Act 1993 and Regulations.
1. The information contained in the report on State Cabinet Visit to Penrith - 16 May, 2006 be received.
2. The Premier be thanked for the State Cabinet visit to the
3. Council welcome future State Cabinet visits to the City of
4. Council write a further letter to the Minister for Planning seeking a Council membership of the North-West and South-West Growth Centres Executive Committee.
5. Council write to the Minister for Planning requesting the
1. The information contained in the report
on Council Property
- Electricity Easement for Padmount Substation on Open Space, Lot 8400, DP
grant Integral Energy an Easement for Padmount Substation 5.5 x 2.75 metres
and an easement one metre wide for connecting cables over Lot 8400, D.P.
3. Integral Energy bear all reasonable costs associated with the granting of the easements.
4. Compensation in the amount of $3,500 be accepted from Integral Energy.
Common Seal of the Council of the City of
6. Where development applications for this type of development are required, conditions be imposed to manage graffiti, and where no development application is required, Council liaise with Integral Energy with a view to ensuring that long term upkeep and maintenance for graffiti management is the responsibility of Integral Energy.
Councillor Kevin Crameri requested a memo reply as to whether
his enquiries had been actioned as follows:
Question Without Notice of 20 June 2005, concerning
Councillor Kevin Crameri requested that a report be brought to the next Council Meeting concerning the announcement of a Roads to Recovery grant, providing details of the amount granted and whether there has been a substantial increase in the funds provided.
Councillor Garry Rumble requested a memo reply to all Councillors concerning damage to underground Telstra infrastructure by Council operations. Requesting that serious consideration be given to Council facilitating a seminar for both staff and contractors who are involved in carrying out excavation works in the Penrith City Council area.
Councillor Garry Rumble requested a memo reply regarding the
seat which had been removed, at the corner of Smith and Taloma Streets,
Councillor Garry Rumble requested a memo reply to all Councillors on the possible removal of graffiti from the Emu Plains Railway Station pedestrian underpass, and also asking that this matter be referred to the Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership as the underpass is not well lit.
Mark Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors advising the reasons
for lack of communication to Councillors regarding the community consultation
for the proposed childcare/coffee shop and adventure playground for the
hamlets area in
Councillor Mark Davies requested that Council lobby the
Minister for Roads for the removal of graffiti from the
Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, ruled that the matter was
Councillor Greg Davies requested an investigation into the
construction of a bus shelter on
Councillor Greg Davies requested that $5,000 from East Ward voted works be allocated to the St Marys Graffiti Removal Program, subject to being advised if the Council grant application for $20,000 is successful.
Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, ruled that the matter was
947 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Steve Simat that $5,000 from East Ward voted works be allocated to the St Marys Graffiti Removal Program, subject to being advised if the Council grant application for $20,000 is successful.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Councillor Jackie Greenow informed the meeting
that she had a matter she
948 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matter, the time being 8.07 pm.
1 Presence of the Public
This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as it refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.
Councillor David Bradbury arrived, the time being 8.08 pm.
The meeting resumed at 8.12 pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8.07 pm on Monday 3 July 2006, the following being present
His Worship the Mayor Councillor John Thain, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, and Steve Simat
and the Committee of the Whole excluded the press and public from the meeting for the reasons set out in CW1 and that the Committee of the Whole submitted the following recommendations to Council:
ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
1. The information contained in the report on Claremont Meadows Community Centre Extension Project be received
2. Council endorse the agreed concept design for the Claremont Meadows Community Centre extensions
3. Council endorse proceeding to tender stage, subject to obtaining development consent, for the Claremont Meadows Community Centre extensions project
4. A further report be submitted to Council on the tender process.
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8.14 pm.