CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 9 JULY 2007 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury (arrived 8:00pm), Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Steve Simat and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 52  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that apologies be accepted from Councillor David Bradbury.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 2 July 2007 to 16 July 2007 inclusive.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 4 June 2007

PRC 53  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Steve Simat that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 4 June 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 1 – UWS Nepean Campus Masterplan, as he owns property in the WELL Precinct, an area adjacent to the land the subject of the UWS Nepean Campus Masterplan, and reserved his right to speak and vote on the matter.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City as a Social Place

 

1        UWS Nepean Campus Masterplan

Rhonda Hawkins – Deputy Vice Chancellor Corporate Services, University of Western Sydney, and Professor Kevin Sproats – Pro-Vice Chancellor Campus Development, University of Western Sydney gave a presentation on the UWS Nepean Campus Masterplan.

Councillor David Bradbury arrived, the time being 8:00pm.

PRC 54  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.            The information contained in the report on UWS Nepean Campus Masterplan be received

2.            An urgent report be brought to Council regarding the future consultation process on the WELL Precinct.

 


The City In Its Environment

 

3        Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad

Waste and Community Protection Manager, Barry Ryan and RID Squad Senior Investigation Officer, Stephen Gillis gave a presentation on the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad.                                           

PRC 55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.            The information contained in the report on the Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping Squad be received

2.            A further report be brought to Council outlining the most efficient and cost effective means of publicising the free Council pick-up/clean-up service.  The report is also to outline the feasibility of publicising RID Squad cases and the fines issued, as a deterrent to would-be illegal dumpers.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

Councillor Susan Page left the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

Councillor Steve Simat left the meeting, the time being 9:04pm, and did not return.

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 9:05pm.

 

5        Enterprise Risk Management

Risk Management Co-ordinator, Ken Muir, gave a presentation on Enterprise Risk Management.    

Councillor Susan Page returned to the meeting, the time being 9:08pm.

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 9:08pm.

PRC 56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Enterprise Risk Management be received

2.     The Enterprise Risk Management Policy be adopted

3.     A further report be brought to Council detailing the progress of the Business Continuity Plan.

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

9        Status of National Growth Area Alliance                                                                          

PRC 57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

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

2.     Council continue to participate in the National Growth Area Alliance

3.     The Mayor be authorised to represent Council in implementing the National Growth Area Alliance initiatives

4.     Council inform the other Western Sydney Councils involved in the Alliance of its decision.

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        Food Safety Program                                                                                                          

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:17pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 9:29pm.

PRC 58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Greg Davies

          That:

1.   That the information contained in the report on Food Safety Program be received

2.   A further report be prepared for Council upon commencement of the Food Regulation Partnership legislation

3.   A motion be prepared for the Local Government Association NSW Conference on the training and accreditation of food handlers.

 

The City as an Economy

 

4        Framework for a review of options for delivering Economic Development and Employment services in the City                                                                                                                                

PRC 59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Framework for a review of options for delivering Economic Development and Employment services in the City be received

2.     A Working Party comprising the Mayor, Councillors Ross Fowler, Susan Page and Jackie Greenow, and all other interested and available Councillors be established to undertake a review of options available to Council to deliver citywide economic development and employment services covering the roles and functions of Council’s Economic Development Department and the PVEDC

3.     Council invite representatives of the PVEDC to join the Councillor working party in an advisory capacity

4.     Council invite representatives of the Centre Associations to participate in the review in an advisory capacity.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

6        Asset Management Planning For NSW Local Government                                            

PRC 60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Asset Management Planning For NSW Local Government be received

2.     A submission be made to the NSW Department of Local Government based on the commentary in the report supporting the recommendations of the Asset Management Planning for NSW Local Government position paper.

 

7        Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity                                                                

PRC 61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity be received

2.     The submission to the Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity inquiry be endorsed.

 

8        Service Specification Program                                                                                           

PRC 62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

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

2.     The specification for the Development Engineering Service be adopted.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:29pm.

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 9 July 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date