CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 4 JUNE 2007 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, David Bradbury, Kevin Crameri OAM (arrived 7:37pm), Greg Davies (arrived 7:38pm), Mark Davies, Jackie Greenow, Garry Rumble, Steve Simat and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 46  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that apologies be accepted from Councillor Susan Page.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Lexie Cettolin for the period 21 May 2007 to 25 June 2007 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Karen McKeown for the period 25 May 2007 to 26 June 2007 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kaylene Allison for the period 26 May 2007 to 1 July 2007 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ross Fowler for the period 2 June 2007 to 17 June 2007 inclusive.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM arrived, the time being 7:37pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 21 May 2007

PRC 47  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 21 May 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

Councillor Greg Davies arrived, the time being 7:38pm.

 

1        Status of National Growth Area Alliance                                                                          

PRC 48  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Status of National Growth Area Alliance be received.

2.     The Mayor represent Council in discussions with the Mayors of the other National Growth Area Alliance Councils in Western Sydney to consider infrastructure priorities to support urban growth and their advocacy to Government.

3.     A further report outlining proposed regional and local communication strategies be presented to the next available Policy Review meeting.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        Penrith Open Space Action Plan and Penrith City Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan                                                                                                              

PRC 49  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Open Space Action Plan and Penrith City Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan be received.

2.     Council endorse the Penrith Open Space Action Plan as attached to this report.

3.     Council approve the Penrith City Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan as attached to this report, and repeal the existing Development Contributions Plan for Open Space in Existing Residential Areas (1997).

4.     The balance of Section 94 funds at the end of the 2006/07 financial year relating to the Development Contributions Plan for Open Space in Existing Residential Areas (1997) be transferred to the Penrith City Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan.

5.     Public notice of Council’s decision be placed in a local newspaper.

6.     Those persons who made submissions be advised of Council’s decision.

7.     Council seek Government grant opportunities under the NSW Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Program (CAP) and the Regional Sports Facility Program (RSFP) for improving open space areas in the City.

 

 

The City In Its Environment

 

3        Review of Council's On-site Sewage Management Strategy                                          

PRC 50  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Review of Council's On-site Sewage Management Strategy be received.

2.     The amended “On-site Wastewater Management Policy” be adopted by Council.

3.     The name of the Policy be re-considered with the aim to focus more on water re-use management rather than ‘wastewater’ management.

 

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

4        Council Scholarship - University of Western Sydney                                                       

PRC 51  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Council Scholarship - University of Western Sydney be received.

2.     The revised selection criteria and amount of the scholarship offered through the University of Western Sydney be endorsed.

3.     Council congratulate Miss Alicia Parata on her receipt of the scholarship, and mention be given of this in the Mayoral Message column in the local media.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:17pm.

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 4 June 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date