CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 7 JULY 2008 AT 7:32PM

PRESENT

The Deputy Mayor Councillor Jackie Greenow, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury, Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown, Garry Rumble and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Pat Sheehy AM for the period 2 July 2008 to 4 August 2008 inclusive.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 47   RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that apologies be received and accepted from His Worship the Mayor Councillor Greg Davies and Councillors Mark Davies, Susan Page and Steve Simat.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 16 June 2008

PRC 48    RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 16 June 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

The City as a Social Place

 

1        The Kingswood Park Neighbourhood Action Plan 2008                                                   

Mr Erich Weller, Acting Director – City Services, gave a presentation on the Kingswood Park Neighbourhood Action Plan 2008.

PRC 49   RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on The Kingswood Park Neighbourhood Action Plan 2008 be received.

2.     The Kingswood Park Neighbourhood Action Plan be endorsed.

3.     A community newsletter be distributed outlining activities and actions to date in the Kingswood Park locality.

4.     The Works Schedule in the Local Open Space Development Contributions Plan be amended so that Lot 498 on Caloola Avenue be replaced by Lot 323 on the corner of Caloola Avenue and Illawong Avenue.

5.     A further report be prepared for Council outlining the design and costings of the installation of new playground equipment and development of a Neighbourhood Park at Lot 323 Caloola Avenue, Kingswood Park (the corner of Caloola Avenue and Illawong Avenue.

6.     The Community and Cultural Development Department and other Council officers involved in preparing the Action Plan be thanked for their efforts.

 

 

2        Neighbourhood Renewal Program - Priority Area Assessment Project                          

 

Councillor Jim Aitken left the meeting, the time being 8:17pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken returned to the meeting, the time being 8:18pm.

Mr Erich Weller, Acting Director – City Services, gave a presentation on the Neighbourhood Renewal Program – Priority Area Assessment Project.

PRC 50   RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Neighbourhood Renewal Program - Priority Area Assessment Project be received.

2.     Council endorse the outcomes of the priority area assessment project and the proposed schedule of activity to 2012 as outlined in this report.

 

 

 Leadership and Organisation

 

3        Preparations for the 2009+ Strategic Plan                                                                        

PRC 51  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Preparations for the 2009+ Strategic Plan be received.

2.     Preparations for the 2009+ Strategic Plan continue as detailed in the report.

 

 

4        State Review of Taxes                                                                                                       

PRC 52  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on State Review of Taxes be received.

2.     A strongly worded submission be made to both the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal and the Local Government & Shires Associations opposing the reforms to the NSW Fire Services Levy and to Payroll Tax exemptions, as outlined in this report.

3.     Local State Members of Parliament be informed of the action being taken by Council and they be briefed on this matter, particularly the likely impact on ratepayers and small businesses in the Penrith City Council local government area if these proposals proceed.

 

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:47pm.