CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 3 MARCH 2008 AT 7:34PM

PRESENT

Her Worship the Deputy Mayor Councillor Jackie Greenow, Councillors Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury (arrived 7:39pm), Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Susan Page seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that apologies be received and accepted from Councillor David Bradbury.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Greg Davies for the period 3 March 2008 to 6 March 2008 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 3 March 2008 to 6 March 2008 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Steve Simat for the period 3 March 2008 to 6 March 2008 inclusive.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 18 February 2008

PRC 12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 18 February 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Councillor Jackie Greenow declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 3 – Heritage Incentive Fund as she owns property that has the potential to be Heritage Listed.  Councillor Greenow declared her intention to leave the meeting during debate and voting on this matter.

 

Councillor Greenow asked for nominations to take the Chair during debate and voting on Item 3 – Heritage Incentive Fund.

 

One nomination was received, that being from Councillor Pat Sheehy.

 

PRC 13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kaylene Allison seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that Councillor Pat Sheehy AM take the Chair during debate and voting on Item 3 – Heritage Incentive Fund.

 

PRC 14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the order of business be Item 2, Item 1, Item 4 and Item 3.

 

 

 

 

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City as a Social Place

 

Councillor David Bradbury arrived, the time being 7:39pm.

 

Councillor David Bradbury declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 2 – Penrith City Children’s Services Co-operative Ltd, as one of his children attends the service.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 2 – Penrith City Children’s Services Co-operative Ltd, as he has a relative that works for the service.

 

2        Penrith City Children's Services Co-operative Ltd.                                                         

PRC 15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith City Children's Services Co-operative Ltd. be received

2.     Council agree to underwrite the operation of Penrith City Children’s Services Co-operative Ltd until the presentation to Council of the Penrith City Children’s Services Co-operative Ltd Annual Report for 2007/08

3.     A letter of thanks be forwarded to the Chairman of the Board and the Board Members for their time and effort as volunteers and their hard work over the past year.

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

1        Submission to the Department of Planning on the draft North West Subregional Strategy     

16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission to the Department of Planning on the draft North West Subregional Strategy be received.

2.     Council endorse the presentation of a submission to the Department of Planning, based on the matters outlined in this report, in response to the exhibition of the draft North West Subregional Strategy.

3.     Council write to WSROC and to the five Councils in the North West and South West Subregions advising them of the key concerns outlined in the report and seeking their support for greater dialogue with Government agencies over the provision of infrastructure and services to the Subregions.

 

 

 

 

The City as an Economy

 

4        Economic Development and Employment Services Review                                            

PRC 17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Susan Page seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Economic Development and Employment Services Review be received

2.     A single external entity combining the roles of the Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation and Council’s Economic Development Department be established to deliver Council’s economic development and employment services

3.     The Board of the new entity comprise industry leaders representing key existing and future industries which will contribute to economic vitality and jobs growth in the City

4.     The Penrith City Centre Association and the St Marys Town Centre Association be consulted regarding their existing and future role in economic development and their relationship with the new entity

5.     A Steering Committee comprising Council officers nominated by the General Manager and Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation representatives be established to develop a blueprint for implementing the outcomes of the review and that the Committee be guided by the principles adopted by the Working Party

6.     A further report be presented to Council on the recommendations of the Steering Committee covering the issues identified by the Working Party, and including the outcomes of the consultations with the Town and Centre Associations.

 

The City In Its Environment

 

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 3 – Heritage Incentive Fund, Her Worship the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow vacated the Chair and left the meeting, the time being 8:03pm.

 

Councillor Pat Sheehy AM took the Chair, the time being 8:03pm.

 

3        Heritage Incentive Fund                                                                                                    

PRC 18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Heritage Incentive Fund  be received

2.     Council approve the recommended funding allocations as provided in this report.

Councillor Jackie Greenow returned to the meeting and resumed the Chair, the time being 8:10pm.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:11pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 3 March 2008.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date