CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2007 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Greg Davies, Councillors Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies (arrived 7:56pm), Ross Fowler, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, Steve Simat (arrived 7:56pm) and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 111  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that apologies be received and accepted from Councillors Jim Aitken, Lexie Cettolin, Mark Davies, Jackie Greenow and Steve Simat.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Susan Page for the period 5 November 2007 to 17 December 2007 inclusive.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 29 October 2007

PRC 112  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor John Thain that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 29 October 2007 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2 – Draft Riverlink Precinct Plan as he is a Director of a company that owns property in the Plan area.  Councillor Fowler declared his intention to leave the meeting during debate and voting on this matter.

 

Councillor Karen Mc Keown declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 5 – Penrith Whitewater Stadium – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as she is a Director of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd.

 

Councillor Garry Rumble declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 5 – Penrith Whitewater Stadium – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as he is a Director of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 5 – Penrith Whitewater Stadium – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as he is a Director of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd.

 

Councillor John Thain declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 6 – City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as he is a Director of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 6 – City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as he is a Director of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 6 – City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd – Annual Report and Board of Directors, as he is a Director of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

1        2007-2008 Management Plan - September Quarter Review                                           

PRC 113  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2007-2008 Management Plan - September Quarter Review be received

2.     The 2007-2008 Management Plan Review as at 30 September 2007, including the revised estimates identified in the recommended budget, be adopted

3.     The recommended reallocations to projects and amendments to Key Performance Indicators, Strategic Tasks and Service Improvements detailed in the report be adopted.

 

15      Annual Report 2006-2007                                                                                                  

PRC 114  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Annual Report 2006-2007 be received

2.     The draft 2006-07 Annual Report be endorsed and submitted to the Department of Local Government

3.     The staff who worked on the Annual Report be congratulated for producing an excellent report.

 

Councillor Mark Davies arrived, the time being 7:56pm.

 

Councillor Steve Simat arrived, the time being 7:56pm.

 

THE CITY AS A SOCIAL PLACE

 

5        Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors                           

PRC 115  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors be received

2.     Councillors Pat Sheehy and Garry Rumble be appointed to fill the vacancies that occurred at the Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd

3.     Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd Annual Report for 2007-08

4.     Council congratulate the Board of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd on their success and achievements over the 12 months to the end of June 2007.

 

6        City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd - Annual Report and Board of Directors                                                                                                                             

PRC 116  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor David Bradbury

That:

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

2.     His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, Mr John Cottee, Mr Rodney Watson and Mrs Lynette Crossley be appointed to fill the vacancy that occurred at the Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd

3.     Council agree to underwrite the operations of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd until the presentation to Council of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd Annual Report for 2007/08

4.     Council congratulate the Board of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre on their success and achievements over the 12 months to end of June 2007.

 

7        Caddens draft Local Environmental Plan - Boundary Amendment                                 

PRC 117  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Caddens draft Local Environmental Plan - Boundary Amendment be received

2.     Council resolve to prepare and exhibit a draft Local Environmental Plan for the Caddens Release Area in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and Regulations, as shown on the map appended to the report

3.     Council advise the Department of Planning of its resolution in accordance with Section 54 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act

4.     Council advise relevant government agencies of its resolution and seek their advice on the matter in accordance with section 62 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2, Councillor Ross Fowler left the meeting, the time being 8:18pm.

 

2        Draft Riverlink Precinct Plan                                                                                            

PRC 118  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Riverlink Precinct Plan  be received

2.     The land owners in the Riverlink Precinct be consulted and invited to comment on the draft Riverlink Precinct Plan

3.     The outcomes of the consultation process be reported to a Policy Review Committee Meeting or Councillor Briefing prior to any future determination by Council.

 

3        Rezoning Application - Orchard Hills Preparatory School, Bringelly Road, Orchard Hills     

PRC 119  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Application - Orchard Hills Preparatory School, Bringelly Road, Orchard Hills, be received

2.     Pursuant to section 54 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and Regulation, Council prepare and exhibit an amendment to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan 25 –Orchard Hills for Lots 201 & 202 DP1021191, and Lots 11 & 12 DP1037710 Bringelly Road, Orchard Hills.

3.     Council seek a “Written Authorisation to Exercise Delegation’ from the Director-General of the Department of Planning, to exhibit the draft amendment pursuant to section 65 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and Regulation.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler returned to the meeting, the time being 8:23pm.

 

4        Rezoning Proposals for Vincent Road, Cranebrook and The Northern Road, Glenmore Park        

PRC 120  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Proposals for Vincent Road, Cranebrook and The Northern Road, Glenmore Park be received

2.     For the reasons outlined in this report, Council request the Department of Planning not to proceed with the submission of the rezoning proposals for consideration by the Metropolitan Development Program Land Supply CEOs group

3.     Council formally oppose the listing of the sites on the Metropolitan Development Program or their consideration as a Major Project under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

4.     Council request further dialogue with the Department of Planning in relation to the process for securing rezonings outside of the existing Local Planning framework and statutory arrangements

5.     The Mayor write to the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon. Morris Iemma MP and copy Minister for Planning, The Hon. Frank Sartor MP expressing Councils extreme concern about the State Government’s process which allows rezonings to be sought from the Government completely outside of the Local Plan process.

 

The City as a Social Place

 

8        Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct - Draft Section 94 Development Contributions Plan                                                                                                              

PRC 121  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Garry Rumble

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on theWerrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct - Draft Section 94 Development Contributions Plan be received

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Regulations 2000, the WELL Precinct Draft Section 94 Development Contributions Plan be publicly exhibited for an extended period between early December 2007 and 31 January 2008

3.     A further report be presented to Council, following public exhibition of the draft Section 94 Development Contributions Plan, advising of the outcomes of the exhibition and making further recommendations relating to the adoption of the final Plan

4.     The University of Western Sydney and Landcom be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

 

 

9        Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct - Community Consultation      

PRC 122  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that the information contained in the report on Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct - Community Consultation be received.

 

10      Erskine Business Park - Amendment to  Section 94 Development Contributions Plan

PRC 123  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Erskine Business Park - Amendment to  Section 94 Development Contributions Plan  be received

2.     Council place the Erskine Business Park draft Development Contributions Plan 2007, as attached to this report, on Public Exhibition in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) and Regulations 2000

3.     A further report be submitted to Council following exhibition and assessment of the submissions made during the exhibition of the Erskine Business Park draft Development Contributions Plan 2007

4.     A memo be provided to all Councillors providing an update on the status of the NSW Department of Plannings’ approval process for the Erskine Business Park “link road” to the M7.

 

11      Smoke Free Outdoor Policy and Cancer Incidence Mapping                                          

PRC 124  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Smoke Free Outdoor Policy and Cancer Incidence Mapping be received

2.      A further report be presented to Council outlining the outcomes of the ‘Pilot Program’ for Smoke Free outdoor areas

3.      A further report be presented to Council providing further details on where specifically new signs are proposed to be placed in outdoor areas, taking into account the need for public safety around the signs.  The report is also to outline which direction it is proposed to face the signs, for example, facing toward the 10m area around the playground or facing away from the 10m area around the playground.

 

The City In Its Environment

 

12      Penrith City Biodiversity Conservation                                                                            

PRC 125  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor David Bradbury seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Penrith City Biodiversity Conservation  be received

2.      A further report be presented to Council on the range of incentives available to secure private landholdings in order to conserve remnant native vegetation that do not include acquisition.  The report is to include information on covenants, dedications, voluntary agreements and all other methods other than acquisition and how Council can take a leadership role in this matter.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

13      Service Specification Program                                                                                           

PRC 126  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Steve Simat

That :

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

2.      The Service Specification for the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Service be adopted

3.      The Service Specification for the Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Service be adopted.

 

14      Progress report on the Penrith City Council Business Continuity Plan                           

PRC 127  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM That the information contained in the report on Progress report on the Penrith City Council Business Continuity Plan be received.

 

16      Grants Support Officer Temporary Role                                                                          

PRC 128  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Grants Support Officer Temporary Role be received

2.     The role of Grants Support Officer be endorsed by Council as a permanent role

3.     Council continue to receive update reports on the progress being made in this area.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:51pm.

 

 

I certify that these 8 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on Monday 19 November 2007.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date