CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 15 JUNE 2009 AT 7:31PM

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 12 June 2009 to 16 June 2009 inclusive.

PRC 38RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 12 June 2009 to 16 June 2009.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 39RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that apologies be accepted for Councillor Robert Ardill and Tanya Davies.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, introduced and welcomed John Gordon to Council who has started as the Parks Manager.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 18 May 2009

PRC 40RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 18 May 2009 be confirmed.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

MASTER PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Leadership and Organisation

 

2††††††† Audit Committee Annual Report†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Professor Robert Coombes, Chairperson of the Audit Committee gave a presentation on the achievements of the Audit Committee to date.

 

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report be brought back to the Council on recommendations made in Audit Reports and the actions that have been taken by Councilís staff. The Legal and Governance Group Manager advised that Reports are being presented to the Audit Committee on the recommendations contained within Audit Reports. These can be provided to all Councillors. The General Manager advised that the Audit Committee had requested to receive the Executive Summary of the Audit Reports. The General Manager also indicated that the Executive Summary of Audit Reports will be provided to all Councillors.

 

PRC 41RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That the information contained in the report on Audit Committee Annual Report be received.

 

The City as a Social Place

 

1††††††† Draft Penrith Inclusion Plan - People with Disability 2009-2013†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Councillor Prue Guillaume left the meeting at 8:04pm, and did not return.

Councillor Kath Presdee left the meeting at 8:05pm, and did not return.

Councilís Community & Cultural Development Manager, Erich Weller, Community Programs Co-ordinator, Joe Ibbitson and Disability Access Officer, Ben Felten gave a presentation on the Draft Penrith Inclusion Plan.

 

PRC 42RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Draft Penrith Inclusion Plan - People with Disability 2009-2013 be received.

2.†††† Council endorse the Draft Penrith Inclusion Plan - People with Disability 2009-2013 for Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days.

3.†††† A further report be prepared on the outcomes of the Public Exhibition process and any proposed changes.

4.†††† The Access Committee, Volunteers and Staff be thanked for their input and assistance in the development of the Plan.

5.†††† Councillor Greenow be thanked for her drive and passion, which has been instrumental in the achievements to enhance access for people with disability within the City.

6.†††† The Access Committee consider encouragement initiatives to facilitate existing businesses to improve access to their premises.

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QWN 1††††† Penrith Nepean United†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Councillor Marko Malkoc requested a letter be sent to Penrith Nepean United congratulating them on the success of the game played against Sydney FC held at CUA stadium on Tuesday 9 June 2009.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:26pm.

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 15 June 2009.

 

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairperson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date