CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2011 AT 7:35PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM, Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill (arrived 7:42pm), Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Tanya Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Jackie Greenow, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Ben Goldfinch for the period 21 February 2011 to 25 February 2011 inclusive.

PRC 5 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Ben Goldfinch for the period 21 February 2011 to 25 February 2011 inclusive.

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume left the meeting, the time being 7:36pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 31 January 2011

PRC 6  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 31 January 2011 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 1 - The WELL Precinct Development Contributions Plan and Caddens Residential Development Applications as he is a owner of property in the area.

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume returned to the meeting, the time being 7:38pm.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A City of Opportunities

 

4        Concept Plan of Precinct A within Glenmore Park Stage 2  Applicant:  Lensworth Glenmore Park C/O Byrnes PDM Pty Ltd;  Owner:  Lensworth Glenmore Park

Development Services Manager, Paul Lemm introduced the report and invited Brendan O’Brien from Stockland Group to give a presentation.

Councillor Robert Ardill, arrived the time being 7:42pm.                                                            

PRC 7  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Concept Plan of Precinct A within Glenmore Park Stage 2  Applicant:  Lensworth Glenmore Park C/O Byrnes PDM Pty Ltd;  Owner:  Lensworth Glenmore Park be received

2.     The Precinct A concept plan be endorsed.

3.     Council write to the Department of Education requesting:

·        confirmation of their intention to use the site allocated to them for provision of a primary school and;

·        the potential of consolidating the sporting fields and the proposed school site into one lot to allow for greater flexibility in use.

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

 

A Leading City

 

1        The WELL Precinct Development Contributions Plan and Caddens Residential Development Applications                                                                                                

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:25pm.

PRC 8  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on The WELL Precinct Development Contributions Plan and Caddens Residential Development Applications be received.

2.     Council write to the Minister and Shadow Minister for Planning seeking a Direction exempting the WELL Precinct Development Contributions Plan, the District Open Space and Cultural Facilities Plans from the $30,000 per lot/dwelling cap.

3.     Council not enter into an “In Kind” arrangement or a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Landcom in relation to its residential development applications for the Caddens Urban Release Area.

4.     Council seek clarification/commitment from the NSW Government regarding delivery of State infrastructure which will affect development of the WELL Precinct.

5.     Council write to the NSW Premier, the Opposition Leader and the Minister and Shadow Minister for Planning concerning S94 contributions, seeking advice as to the proposed approach for dealing with funding for local infrastructure for future developments.

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:39pm.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:39pm.

 

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM took the chair for consideration of item 2.

 

Councillor Robert Ardill left the room and did not return to the meeting, the time being 8:40 pm.

 

2        Accessible Communities Program                                                                                    

PRC 9  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Accessible Communities Program be received

2.     Council endorse the submission of applications for the Tandara Childcare Centre and Accessible Bus Shelter Program.

3.     Sunnyfield Enterprises be advised of Council’s recommendation and the reasons for not seeking a grant for their proposed project.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting and took the Chair, the time being 8:40pm.

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:41pm.

 

Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:42pm.

 

3        Constitutional Recognition for Local Government                                                         

PRC 10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

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

2.     Council declares its support for the financial recognition of local government in the Australian Constitution so that the Federal Government has the power to fund local government directly

3.     Council seek the inclusion of local government in any new Preamble to the Constitution if one is proposed

4.     Council call on all political parties to support a referendum by 2013 to change the Australian Constitution to achieve Constitutional recognition for local government and in this regard, Council write to the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and local Federal Members of Parliament to inform them of Council’s support for Constitutional recognition for local government.

 

A Liveable City

 

5        Access To Council Facilities                                                                                              

PRC 11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Access To Council Facilities be received.

2.     The draft Key System Policy be adopted

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:51pm.

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 21 February 2011.

 

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