CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 31 MARCH 2008 AT 7:41PM

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that apologies be received and accepted from Councillor Mark Davies.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Steve Simat for the period 11 March 2008 to 1 April 2008 inclusive.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 3 March 2008

PRC 20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 3 March 2008 be confirmed subject to the Declaration of Interest declared by Councillor Jackie Greenow being amended to read as follows:

 

“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.”

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

WELCOME TO GUESTS

At this stage, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies extended a welcome to Communication students from the University of Western Sydney who were in attendance to observe the meeting.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

The General Manager, Mr Alan Travers, gave a brief overview of the progress of the 2005-2009 Strategic Program – 30 Month Review, including Key Themes of the Strategy; Progress towards outcomes; Performance of Council’s Program and Summary of Term Achievements.

 

Presentations were then made by Directors and the Chief Financial Officer as follows:

 

Director – City Strategy: Mr Alan Stoneham

Context; Key Challenges Outside Council’s Direct Control; Key Challenges Within Council’s Direct Control;Confirming the Key Challenges; Regional City Recognition; Regional City Infrastructure and Services.

 

Councillor Garry Rumble left the meeting, the time being 8:29 pm.

 

Councillor Garry Rumble returned to the meeting, the time being 8:32 pm.

 

Director – City Planning: Mr Craig Butler

Regional City Transport; Regional City Environment.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.

 

The meeting resumed at 9:09 pm.

 

Chief Financial Officer: Mr Barry Husking

City Centres; Penrith CBD Improvement Projects.

 

Councillor Lexie Cettolin left the meeting, the time being 9:08 pm.

 

Councillor Lexie Cettolin returned to the meeting, the time being 9:09 pm.

 

Director – City Services: Mr Steve Hackett

Magnetic Places.

 

Councillor Susan Page left the meeting at 9:28 pm and did not return.

 

Director City Operations: Mr David Burns

Recreation and Open Spaces.

 

Director – City Planning: Mr Craig Butler

Rural Lands and Catchment Health; Urban Strategy; Look of the City.

 

Director – City Strategy: Mr Alan Stoneham

Our Staff, Our Community.

 

The General Manager, Mr Alan Travers, gave concluding comments and addressed the question of Where to from Here?

 

1        2005-2009 Strategic Program - Review of Progress to December 2007                         

PRC 21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That the information contained in the report on the 2005-2009 Strategic Program - Review of Progress to December 2007 be received.

 

 

2        2005-2009 Strategic Program Progress Review - Key Challenges                                 

PRC 22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That the information contained in the report on the 2005-2009 Strategic Program Progress Review - Key Challenges be received.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 10:17pm.

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 31 March 2008.

 

 

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