†OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH
ON MONDAY 15 JUNE 2009 AT 7:31PM
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.
Deputy Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, introduced and welcomed John Gordon to Council who has started as the Parks Manager.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
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.
That the information contained in the report on Audit Committee Annual Report be received.
The City as a Social Place
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.
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.
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:26pm.