CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2008 AT 7:32PM

PRESENT

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Councillors Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee, and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 93  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow that an apology be received for His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 20 October 2008

PRC 94  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 20 October 2008 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM declared a Non Pecuniary Less than Significant Conflict of Interest in Item 5 – 2008/2009 Heritage Assistance Fund as he is related by marriage to Sister Mary Louise Petro, Chief Executive Officer of Mamre Plains Ltd based at Mamre House, which is one of the projects recommended for funding.  Furthermore, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM declared that Dean Newbold handed out election material for him 2 elections ago and that Mrs Cox who is associated with Combewood is a friend. Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM also declared that his horse is currently being agisted on the “Mamre House” property.

 

Councillor Kath Presdee declared a Non Pecuniary Less than Significant Conflict of Interest  in Item 4 – Now Mow Zones as she resides in a street which has a designated No Mow Zone close by.

  

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

1        2008-2009 Management Plan - September Quarter Review                                           

PRC 95  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tanya Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on the 2008-2009 Management Plan - September Quarter Review be received

2.         The 2008-2009 Management Plan Review as at 30 September 2008, including the revised estimates identified in the recommended budget, be adopted

3.         The recommended reallocations to projects and amendments to Key Performance Indicators, Strategic Tasks and Service Improvements detailed in the report be adopted.

 

 

The City as a Social Place

 

3        Penrith Regional City Garden Feasibility Study                                                               

PRC 96  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Regional City Garden Feasibility Study be received

2.     Council endorse seeking opportunities in our negotiations on the future planning of Penrith Lakes and the Riverlink Precinct for consideration to be given to the potential establishment of components of a Penrith Regional City Garden.  

3.     A copy of the report and presentation be forwarded to former Councillor Garry Rumble.

4.     Ms Oi Choong and Professor Helen Armstrong be thanked for their presentation.

 

 

The City In Its Environment

 

4        No Mow Zones                                                                                                                   

PRC 97  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.            The information contained in the report on No Mow Zones be received.

2.            Extensive Community Consultation be undertaken before implementation at   specific sites, including notification in the Mayoral Column.

3.            A review of the Asset Protection Zones be undertaken at individual sites.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:27pm.

 

The City as a Social Place

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:31pm.

Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting, the time being 8:35pm

Councillor Karen McKeown returned to the meeting, the time being 8:36pm.

2        Draft Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy                                                                           

PRC 98  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy be received

2.     The Draft Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy be adopted to support the establishment, suspension and/or cancellation of Alcohol Free Areas and Alcohol Free Zones in designated areas in the Penrith Local Government Area.

 

3.     When adopted, public awareness of the Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy is to be undertaken through use of the Council’s website and Mayoral Column and also to stakeholders, such as sporting clubs, park users and community groups who utilise facililties that adjoin these areas.

 

 

The City In Its Environment

 

5        2008/2009 Heritage Assistance Fund                                                                                

PRC 99  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Robert Ardill seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2008/2009 Heritage Assistance Fund 2008/2009 be received

2.     Council approve the recommended funding allocations as provided in this report.

 

 

6        Creation of an Urban Design Review Panel                                                                     

PRC 100  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the establishment of an Urban Design Review Panel be received

2.     The “in house” Urban Design Review Panel be composed of one senior environmental planner, one internal architect, one internal landscape architect and one external architect

3.     The appointment of the external architect be either by Expressions of Interest or via written invitation from the Department of Commerce’s list of consulting local architects.

4.     The Urban Design Review Panel be evaluated within 6 months from the date of its establishment and reported back to the Policy Review Committee.

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

7        Inquiry into NSW Planning Framework                                                                            

PRC 101  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on the Submission to the State Government Standing Committee on State Development Inquiry into NSW Planning Framework be received.

2.     Council make a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on State Development Inquiry into the New South Wales planning framework based on the commentary and recommendations outlined in the report.

3.     A copy of previous report submitted to Policy Review Committee Meeting, 10 December 2007 – Affordable Housing be distributed to all Councillors.

 

 

8        Annual Report 2007-2008                                                                                                  

PRC 102  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Annual Report 2007-2008 be received.

2.     The draft 2007-2008 Annual Report be endorsed and submitted to the Department of Local Government.

3.     A congratulatory letter be sent to each staff member involved in the production of the 2007-2008 Annual report.

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

QWN 1      Castlereagh Road, Road Works                                                                              

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply outlining the current road works that are being undertaken on Castlereagh Road, which are causing major traffic issues for Parker Street. Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM would like the phasing of the traffic lights to be investigated and to know how long the works are envisaged to take.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:15pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 17 November 2008.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date