CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 29 MARCH 2010 AT 7:30PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill, Greg Davies (at 7.32 pm), Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

 

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 8 March 2010

PRC 10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Marko Malkoc that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 8 March 2010 be confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interests.

 

Councillor Greg Davies arrived at the meeting, the time being 7.32 pm.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A VIBRANT CITY

 

8               Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Annual Report and Board of           Directors

The Chairperson of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd (PPVA), Peter Anderson AM gave a brief overview of the performance of PPVA during the financial year and introduced the CEO of the PPVA John Kirkman who gave a presentation that highlighted the performances of the various divisions of the PPVA. The Chief Financial Officer of the PPVA, John Reed gave a presentation about the financial position of the PPVA.

         

PRC 11 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded  Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Annual Report and Board of Directors be received.

 

 

2.   Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd Annual Report for 2009/2010.

 

 

a liveable city

 

7               City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd -          Annual Report and Board of Directors

Councillor Greg Davies introduced the report and introduced Erik Henricksen, General Manager of the Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd who gave a presentation.

PRC 12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd - Annual Report and Board of Directors be received.

2.     Council agree to underwrite the operations of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd until the presentation to the Council of the City of Penrith Regional Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Centre Ltd Annual Report for 2009/2010.

3.     A report be brought to a Policy Review Meeting that reviews the cash handling and security arrangements at all of the Council’s entities.

 

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 8.50 pm.

 

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8.51 pm.

 

A Leading City

 

4               National Growth Areas Alliance - Status Report

The Council’s Director Craig Butler gave a presentation to the report.

PRC 13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Robert Ardill

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on National Growth Areas Alliance - Status Report be received.

2.     Council write to and brief local Members of Parliament about the outcomes NGAA is seeking and request their support.

 

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 9.05 pm.

 

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 9.08 pm.

 

1        Proposed Amendments to Infrastructure Restoration Fees                                            

PRC 14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Prue Guillaume seconded by Councillor Kaylene Allison

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Amendments to Infrastructure Restoration Fees be received.

2.     The proposed changes to the Infrastructure Restoration Fees be included in the Draft 2010-11 Fees and Charges for consideration.

 

 

2        Delivery Program 2009-2013 - Progress Report to December 2009                               

A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Greg Davies seconded John Thain

          That:

          1.       That the information contained in the report on Delivery Program 2009-                2013 - Progress Report to December 2009 be received.

          2.       An urgent report be brought to the next full meeting of Council addressing             the following questions arising from the front page article that appeared in               the Penrith Press on 26 March 2010:

 

i)                    Who arranged the interview for the article and why?

ii)                   Was there any liaison with Council media officers prior to the interview?

iii)                 Are the statements attributed to the Mayor correct?

iv)                 Has the Mayor been privy to private briefings re the budget that other Councillors have not?

v)                  Are the comments “Pools are at great risk” and “We have to start opening later and closing earlier” correct?

vi)                 If so why, was that not raised at the recent budget briefing?

vii)               Has the confidentiality of the Councillor budget briefing been compromised?

viii)              What action is to be taken to rectify the situation and to alleviate the fears generated in the eyes of the staff and the community?

PRC  15  An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Robert Ardill that the information contained in the report on Delivery Program 2009-2013 – Progress Report to December 2009 be received.

 

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM then PUT the AMENDMENT.

The AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED.

Councillor John Thain called for a DIVISION.

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Mark Davies                    

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jackie Greenow

Councillor Prue Guillaume

Councillor Robert Ardill                    

Councillor Kaylene Allison

Councillor Marko Malkoc

Councillor Kath Presdee

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

                   

 

3        Revised Code of Meeting Practice                                                                                   

PRC 16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Robert Ardill seconded Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Revised Code of Meeting Practice be received.

2.     The Draft Code of Meeting Practice be placed on Public Exhibition for a period of 28 days.

 

 

5               2010 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government Motions

Councillor Greg Davies advised that the Council had previously raised a matter that was to be included as a Motion to the ALGA and this matter should be included within the Motions forwarded by the Council. Councillor Greg Davies also suggested that a Motion be included about exploring the Very Fast Train to Canberra.

PRC 17   RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Tanya Davies that the information contained in the report on 2010 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government Motions be received.

 

 

6        International Links Program 2010                                                                                     

PRC 18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Tanya Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on International Links Program 2010 be received.

 

2.     The offer for the Mayor, a nominated Council officer and an interpreter to attend the International Sister City Community Construction Seminar in June 2010 in Xicheng District be accepted and that Council meet the difference of $2,098 between economy and premium economy airfares.

 

3.      A delegation comprising the Mayor, a Councillor nominated by the Council and two Council officers nominated by the General Manager visit the City’s international partners in Asia during October / November 2010 to participate in a range of initiatives occurring at that time.

 

4.      A  further report be presented  to the next Council Meeting regarding the composition of the delegation referred to in Recommendation 3 taking into account the business and cultural components of the visit.

 

 

A Green City

 

9        Nomination for the Office of Hawkesbury Nepean                                                          

PRC 19  A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Nomination for the Office of Hawkesbury Nepean be received.

2.     Councillor John Thain be nominated for the Stakeholder Committee and recommended to Council.

 

An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Robert Ardill that the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM be nominated for the Stakeholder Committee and recommended to Council.

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

 

The AMENDMENT was LOST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MOTION was PUT.

 

The MOTION was CARRIED and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9.34 pm.

 

 

I certify that these 6 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 29 March 2010.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date