CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 28 APRIL 2008 AT 7:38PM

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 23  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Garry Rumble that apologies be received and accepted from Councillors David Bradbury, Jackie Greenow and Steve Simat.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Susan Page for the period 21 April 2008 to 12 May 2008 inclusive.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 31 March 2008

PRC 24  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Pat Sheehy AM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 31 March 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a pecuniary interest in Item 3 – Riverlink Precinct Plan as he is a Director of a company that owns property in the Plan area and also the accountant for property owners within the Plan area. Councillor Fowler declared his intention to leave the meeting during debate and voting on this matter.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a pecuniary interest in Item 4 – Caddens Release Area draft Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan as he owns land within the area. Councillor Aitken declared his intention to leave the meeting during debate and voting on this matter.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City AS A SOCIAL PLACE

 

Having previously declared a pecuniary interest in Item 4, Councillor Jim Aitken left the meeting, the time being 7:40pm.

 

4        Caddens Release Area draft Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan                                                                                                                                             

 

Mr Kerry Robinson, General Manager Urban Development, Landcom and Ms Camille Abbott, Development Director, Landcom, gave a presentation on the Caddens Release Area. The presentation included information on Landcom’s role, the process to date, community consultation, structure plan, sustainability blueprint principles and precinct centre concept and the process from here.

PRC 25  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Caddens Release Area draft Local Environmental Plan and draft Development Control Plan be received.

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulations, Council submit the draft Caddens Release Area Local Environmental Plan to the Director-General of the Department of Planning seeking the issue of a Section 65 certificate to enable the draft Plan to be publicly exhibited. 

3.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 and associated Regulations, a draft amendment to Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 to incorporate the development controls relating to Caddens Release Area be publicly exhibited.

4.     Landcom and the other landowners within the Caddens Release Area be advised of Council’s decision and of the importance of achieving a suitable outcome for delivery of affordable housing across the whole of the release area.

5.     A further report be presented to Council following the exhibition.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken returned to the meeting, the time being 7:59pm.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATION

 

6        Planning Online Services                                                                                                   

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:24pm.

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:32pm.

 

Ms Shari Hussein, Strategic Planning Coordinator, Penrith City Council gave a presentation on the DA Tracker and Register.

 

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Planning Online Services be received.

2.     The information displayed on the public view of the DA tracker and register be approved.

 

 

 

THE CITY IN ITS BROADER CONTEXT

 

Having previously declared a pecuniary interest in Item 3, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:32pm.

 

3        Riverlink Precinct Plan                                                                                                      

PRC 27  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

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

2.     The revised Riverlink Precinct Plan, as attached to this report, be adopted by Council as an Interim Policy

3.     The policy directions outlined in the adopted Riverlink Precinct Plan be used to guide the preparation of planning controls in the draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan and Penrith Development Control Plan (Stage 2)

4.     The landowners and residents of the Riverlink Precinct be invited to comment on the draft planning controls for the Precinct when they are developed.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler returned to the meeting, the time being 8:34pm..

 

1        Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2008                                                                 

PRC 28  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2008 be received.

2.     Further necessary changes be made to the draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2008 prior to exhibition, to ensure consistency with draft Penrith LEP 2008 (Stage 1).

3.     Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2008 be publicly exhibited, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and associated Regulations.

4.     Amendments to Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 be publicly exhibited, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and associated Regulations, as outlined in this report.

5.     An amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1991 (Environmental Heritage Conservation) be publicly exhibited, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and associated Regulations, as outlined in this report.

6.     The amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1991 (Environmental Heritage Conservation) be exhibited in accordance with the Department of Planning document entitled “LEPs and Council Land – Best Practice Guideline for councils using delegated powers to prepare LEPs involving land that is or was previously owned or controlled by Council”, in as far as that plan relates to newly proposed heritage items.

7.     Further reports be presented to Council following the exhibition.

 

 

2        Penrith Urban Study and Strategy                                                                                     

PRC 29  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Urban Study and Strategy  be received.

2.     Council endorse the Urban Study and Urban Strategy program, including the proposed communications framework, as outlined in this report.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

5        Refugee Welcome Zone                                                                                                     

PRC 30  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Refugee Welcome Zone be received.

2.     Council endorse the declaration of Penrith City Council as a Refugee Welcome Zone at a Public event such as Refugee Week in June 2008.

3.     Penrith City Council further explore actions in this report to promote the City as a Refugee Welcome Zone.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:35pm.

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on Monday 28 April 2008.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date