CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2007 AT 7:38PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Pat Sheehy AM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin (arrived 7:44pm), Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies (arrived 7:44pm), Mark Davies, Ross Fowler, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 84  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that apologies be received and accepted from Councillors Lexie Cettolin, Greg Davies, Garry Rumble, Susan Page and Steve Simat.

 

 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 20 August 2007

PRC 85  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 20 August 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

7        Penrith City Council Customer Survey 2007                                                                    

Mr Simon Pomfret, Executive Director of IRIS Research gave a presentation on the results of the Penrith City Council Customer Survey 2007.

Councillors Lexie Cettolin and Greg Davies arrived, the time being 7:44pm.

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:14pm.

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:18pm.

PRC 86  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on the Penrith City Council Customer Survey 2007 be received

2.   A further report be provided on the responses to key areas identified by the survey.

 

 

 

 

1        Alignment of the Organisation                                                                                           

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:26pm.

PRC 87  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Alignment of the Organisation be received

2.     The initiatives and changes to staff establishment as outlined in the report be endorsed.

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        Community Assistance Program                                                                                        

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:28pm.

PRC 88  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Community Assistance Program be received

2.     The eligibility and assessment criteria are included in any advertising and documentation about the annual Community Assistance Program

3.     Council approve an increase in the maximum individual Community Assistance Program grant from $1,000 to $1,200

4.     Delegated authority is granted to the General Manager to apply the eligibility and assessment criteria to individual Rolling Component requests without the requirement for a Council report on each application

5.     A six monthly report be provided to inform Council of the approved Rolling Component applications

6.     The Draft 2007 Community Assistance Program policy be adopted and included in the Council Policy Register.

 

3        North Penrith Urban Area                                                                                                  

A MOTION was moved by Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on North Penrith Urban Area be received

2.     Council support the ‘Strategic Objectives’ jointly prepared with the Department of Planning, as Council’s revised set of strategic planning objectives for the North Penrith Urban Area and seek for those to form part of the Department of Defence’s sale documentation

3.     Council write to the Department of Defence seeking the opportunity to be consulted on future proposals and the site development criteria for the North Penrith Urban Area prior to a preferred tenderer being selected.

 

PRC 89  An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor John Thain:

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on North Penrith Urban Area be received

2.     The matter be deferred to allow a further report to be brought to Council providing a detailed break-down on the points of difference between the previous position agreed to by Council and the current proposed planning objectives.

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

 

 

4        Rezoning Application to amend Employment Zone - Waterside Estate, corner of Cranebrook and Andrews Roads, Cranebrook                                                                                      

PRC 90  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kaylene Allison seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Rezoning Application to amend Employment Zone - Waterside Estate, corner of Cranebrook and Andrews Roads, Cranebrook be received

2.     Council progress the expansion of permissible land uses in the employment zone of the Waterside Estate through Penrith Local Plan 2008 and Penrith Development Control Plan 2008, as outlined in the report

3.     Council advise Stockland of the key issues identified in the report that need to be addressed in progressing the concept plan for the site and prior to lodging any development application.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

5        Service Specification Program                                                                                           

PRC 91  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That :

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

2.      The service specification for the Traffic and Parking Management Service be adopted

3.      The service specification for the Recreation and Cultural Programs Service be adopted.

 

6        Investment Policy                                                                                                               

PRC 92  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Investment Policy be received

2.     That the Investment Policy is updated to include the condition that all CDO’s must be rated AA- or better at the time of purchase.

 

 

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

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on Monday 10 September 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date