CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 28 JULY 2008 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Greg Davies, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, David Bradbury (arrived 7:38pm) , Lexie Cettolin, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown, Susan Page, Garry Rumble, Steve Simat and John Thain.

 

Councillor Steve Simat left the meeting, the time being 7:37pm.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 53 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Susan Page that apology be received and accepted from Councillor David Bradbury.

 

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.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 7 July 2008

PRC 54 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 7 July 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

PRC 55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Mark Davies that Standing Orders be suspended to allow a member of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:38 pm.

 

Councillor David Bradbury arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:38 pm.

 

Mr Geoff Brown

 

Item 2 - St Marys Release Area - Submission of the Western and Central Precinct Plans

 

Geoff Brown, representing Western Sydney Conservation Alliance spoke in opposition of the proposed exhibition of the draft Western and Central Precinct Plans. Mr Brown raised issues in regards to the public having appropriate time to be able to comment on these proposals, and also for Councillors to have the time and information to understand all the proposed approval processes occurring. Mr Brown requested that Council postpone the exhibition until such time that Council has resolved to approve the Development Application for Bushfire Hazard reduction works within the Western Precinct, the SREP 30 Amendment process has finished, Biodiversity Certification has been decided and that the DECC has gazetted the Regional Park Plan of Management. Mr Brown also asked Council to consider where the 100 hectare commitment from the Federal Government and Delfin Lend Lease to provide land for recreational purposes is and where the commitment of funding towards this is provided for. Mr Brown also asked Council to consider increasing the Regional Park in the area near Xavier College.

 

Councillor Steve Simat returned to the meeting, the time being 7:50 pm.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

PRC 56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Lexie Cettolin that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:51 pm.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

7        2008 Strategic Community Survey

Simon Pomfret  - Executive Director, IRIS Research, gave a presentation on the results of the 2008 Strategic Community Survey. The information in the Survey detailed the methodology used for Penrith City Council, and the responses from residents about their aspirations and perceptions of the both the City as a whole and local neighbourhoods.

                                                                                                                                                      

PRC 57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Garry Rumble seconded Councillor Susan Page that the information contained in the report on the 2008 Strategic Community Survey be received.

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8.00 pm.

 

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:05 pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:25 pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:29 pm.

 

The City in its Broader Context

 

1        Rationalisation of draft Local Environmental Plans applying to rural and industrial land

PRC 58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rationalisation of draft Local Environmental Plans applying to rural and industrial land be received.

2.     Penrith Local Environmental Plan 201 (Rural Land) draft amendment No.4; Penrith Local Environmental Plan 201 (Rural Land) draft amendment No.7 and the Penrith Local Environmental Plan relating to Blaikie Road, as exhibited in 1990 be abandoned, effective from the first date that draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2008 is publicly exhibited.

3.    Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 (Urban Land) draft amendment No. 10 North Penrith and draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1999 (Flora and Fauna Conservation) be abandoned only to the extent that they apply to land subject to draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2008, effective from the first date that draft Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2008 is publicly exhibited.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

2        St Marys Release Area - Submission of the Western and Central Precinct Plans        

PRC 59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on St Marys Release Area - Submission of the Western and Central Precinct Plans be received.

2.     Council publicly exhibit the draft Western and Central Precinct Plans in accordance with the provisions of Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 – St Marys.

3.     Land owners in the vicinity of the Western and Central Precincts be advised of the exhibition details.

4.     Blacktown City Council and relevant government agencies be advised of the proposed public exhibition of the draft Western and Central Precinct Plans.

5.     A further report be submitted to Council outlining the proposed commitments to be included in the Planning Agreement for the delivery of community facilities and other infrastructure required for the development.

6.     Council make urgent representations to the RTA and the Local State    Members for Londonderry and Penrith regarding Sherringham Road   signalisation works.

7.     A further report be presented to Council considering forward funding options          for the signalisation of the intersection at the Northern Road and          Sherringham Road.

8.     Council liaise with the Department of Planning to exhibit the SREP 30 Amendment along with the Draft Precinct Plan for a minimum period of          42 days.

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:38 pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:40 pm.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:56 pm.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:58 pm.

 

3        South Werrington Urban Village - Public Exhibition of Draft Local Environmental Plan and Penrith Development Control Plan Amendment                                                               

PRC 60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on South Werrington Urban Village - Public Exhibition of Draft Local Environmental Plan and Penrith Development Control Plan Amendment be received.

2.     Council adopt Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2008– South Werrington Urban Village, incorporating the amendments outlined in this report, and refer the Plan to the Department of Planning and the Minister for gazettal in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations 2000.

3.     Council adopt Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 Amendment – South Werrington Urban Village, incorporating the amendments outlined in this report, in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations 2000.

4.     The Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 Amendment – South Werrington Urban Village take effect upon gazettal of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2008 – South Werrington Urban Village.

5.     Those persons who made submissions to the exhibition of the draft Plans be advised of Council’s decision.

 

 

 

4        Youth Advisory Committees                                                                                              

PRC 61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Susan Page seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Youth Advisory Committees be received.

2.     That Council endorse the holding   of a Penrith Youth Summit in 2009, and reallocate funds in the 2008/2009 budget for the WSROC YWLP for this purpose.

 

 

 

5        Universal Design Playgrounds                                                                                           

PRC 62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

1.      That the information contained in the report on Universal Design Playgrounds be received.

2.      A further report be presented to Council to advance the preferred choice of site for the universal design playground and the associated funding options.

 

 

6        Rowing Training and Development Facility - Weir Reserve                                           

PRC 63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on Rowing Training and Development Facility - Weir Reserve be received.

2.         Council endorse the progression of the proposal to develop the Rowing Development and Training Centre at Weir Reserve through the Rowing Development and Promotional Committee and the associated sub-committees as detailed in this report.

 

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

8        Constitutional Recognition for Local Government                                                           

PRC 64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Constitutional Recognition for Local Government be received.

2.     Council reaffirm its support for the constitutional recognition of local government.

3.     Council respond to the ALGA questions and objectives in the terms outlined in this report.

4.     The matter be referred to the next Executive Meeting of WSROC for discussion on ways in which WSROC might be able to assist in this campaign, including the possibility of conducting joint resident conversations on behalf of WSROC member councils.

5.     Local State and Federal Members of Parliament be provided with a copy of Council’s submission to the Australian Local Government Association.

6.     A further report be submitted to the first meeting of the “new Council” following the Local Government elections to be held on 13 September 2008, in regard to nomination of delegates to attend the Local Government Constitutional Summit to be held in Melbourne from 8-11 December 2008.    

 

 

9        Revised Model Code of Conduct                                                                                      

PRC 65  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Susan Page

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Revised Model Code of Conduct be received.

2.     The Council adopts the Model Code of Conduct as the Council’s Code of Conduct, incorporating the suggested amendment contained within this Report.

 

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Status of proposals, for inclusion on the State Government’s                                
                   Metropolitan Development Program
                                                                       

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested a urgent memo reply regarding the status of the proposals, for inclusion on the State Government’s Metropolitan Development Program, of Fernhill and former Air Services Australia land at Cranebrook. Also, information regarding the biodiversity significance of the former Air Services Australia land at Cranebrook, and the potential for ‘listing’ the site to ensure its protection.

 

QWN 2      Tree Removal – 27 Panorama Avenue, Leonay                                                     

Councillor Karen McKeown requested an urgent report concerning the history of the tree removal application for 27 Panorama Avenue, Leonay and the information communicated to residents.

 

QWN 3      Drainage Line Issues – 61 Gascoigne Street, Kingswood                                      

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report on the drainage line issues at 61 Gascoigne Street, Kingswood, before the conclusion of the term of the current Council.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:32pm.

 

I certify that these 6 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 28 July 2008.

 

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