OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMM
ON MONDAY 16 JUNE 2008 AT 7:32PM
His Worship the Mayor Councillor Greg Davies, Councillors Kaylene Allison, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble, Pat Sheehy AM, Steve Simat and John Thain.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
The following requests for Leave of Absence were received:
Councillor Jim Aitken OAM from 16 June 2006 to 22 June 2008 inclusive.
Councillor David Bradbury for 16 June, 23 June and 1 September 2008.
Councillor Susan Page for 16 June 2008.
PRC 37 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Pat Sheehy AM seconded Councillor John Thain that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 16 June 2008 to 22 June 2008 inclusive; Councillor David Bradbury for 16 June, 23 June and 1 September 2008; and Councillor Susan Page for 16 June 2008.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
1. The information contained in the report on Amendments to the State's Liquor Laws be received.
2. Council require development consent for all premises seeking a liquor license, including any amendment to an existing liquor license. This position be incorporated in the draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan that will apply across the entire City.
3. The submission to the Department of Planning in response to the proposed NSW Commercial Building Code include a recommendation that the Code remove premises that need a liquor licence from being categorised as complying development.
4. If the recommendations for changes to the NSW Commercial Building Code are not adopted, Council seek an exemption from the Code provisions and substitute the requirements of Councils proposed policy for exempt and complying development.
5. The current conditions of consent that apply to land uses that require a liquor license be reviewed and amended, if necessary.
6. All staff be made aware of the proposed changes and the likely impact on their responsibilities.
7. Councils development approval procedures be reviewed as a result of the new liquor laws in line with any other changes that occur following submission to the Department of Planning in response to the proposed NSW Commercial Building Code.
1. The information contained in the report on Penrith Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy be received.
2. The final
draft Penrith Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy (P
3. Formal endorsement of the Penrith
Integrated Transport and Land Use Strategy (P
4. Craig Ross, Councils Design and Technical Advice Manager, be thanked for his involvement and efforts in this matter.
1. The information contained in the report on Grant Application Process be received.
2. The amended Policy on Grant Applications by Staff, as shown in the Draft Policy Document appended to this report, be adopted.
of the process to be followed by staff be reported to the
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, advised that he had received a request from Thelma Anderson seeking Councils financial assistance for the purchase of a keyboard for the Penrith Senior Choir.
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.
PRC 43 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that an amount of $1,500 be allocated by Council for the purchase of a keyboard for the Penrith Senior Choir, to be funded from an equal allocation of $500 from North Ward, South Ward and East Ward voted works.
Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting and did not return, the time being 7:57 pm.
Councillor John Thain left the meeting and did not return, the time being 7:57 pm.
PRC 44 RESOLVED on
the MOTION of Councillor
1 Presence of the Public
City in its Broader Context
This item has been referred to Confidential Business as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.
RESUMPTION OF BUSINESS IN OPEN COMMITTEE
The meeting resumed at 8:46 pm and the General Manager reported that, after excluding the press and public from the meeting, the Policy Review Committee met in confidential session from 7:57 pm to 8:46 pm to consider a commercial matter in regard to the Western Sydney Employment Hub Extension Precinct.
The General Manager reported that while in confidential session, the Committee resolved as follows:
1. The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Employment Hub Extension be received.
2. The Department of Planning be formally advised of the issues raised in this report and requested to address them in planning for the extension of the Western Sydney Employment Hub.
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:47pm.