CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 9 MAY 2011 AT 7:33PM

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

26  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that apologies be received for Councillor Tanya Davies and Councillor Marko Malkoc.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 4 April 2011

27  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Robert Ardill that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 4 April 2011 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interests.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A City of Opportunities

 

2        Updated Precinct and Village Centre Concept Plans for the Western Precinct in the St Marys Release Area (Jordan Springs Estate).

Development Services Manager, Paul Lemm introduced the report and invited Arthur Illias from Lend Lease to give a presentation.                                                                                                         

28  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Updated Precinct and Village Centre Concept Plans for the Western Precinct in the St Marys Release Area (Jordan Springs Estate) be received.

2.     The updated Western Precinct Concept Plan be adopted by Council.

3.     The updated Village Centre Concept Plan be adopted by Council.

4.     Lend Lease be advised of Council’s decision.

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 John Thain

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

 

A Leading City

 

1        Review of Development Contributions Plans

Sustainability and Planning Manager, Paul Grimson introduced the report and provided a brief overview.                                                                                                                                       

29  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Review of Development Contributions Plans be received

2.     Upon expenditure or relevant allocation of restricted funds in the Mount Vernon Estate and Erskine Park Residential Development Contributions Plans, Council authorises staff to rescind these plans in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and Regulations, 1979.

3.     The Penrith City Centre Plan be reviewed and a report be presented to Council.

4.     A Development Contributions Plans in accordance with s94A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act (a “flat rate levy plan”), be prepared for the St Marys Town Centre and a report on the matter be presented to Council.

5.     The Footpath Construction in Established Areas Plan and the Local Open Space Plan be reviewed and a report on the draft amended plans be presented to Council.

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 John Thain

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

 

A Liveable City

 

3        Amendments to the Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy.                                                 

30  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Robert Ardill

That:

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

2.     The amended Alcohol Free Public Spaces Policy be adopted.

 

 

4        Penrith Shuttle Bus Feasibility Study

Engineering Services Manager, Adam Wilkinson introduced the report and provided a brief overview.         

31  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Shuttle Bus Feasibility Study be received.

2.     Council support the findings of the Penrith Shuttle Bus Feasibility Study and endorse the recommended Option 4A, and associated operational parameters, as the preferred route service in the short-term and request that further consultation be undertaken with the Department of Transport and other relevant bodies concerning the future options of connecting Nepean Hospital  to the Penrith CBD.

3.     Council write to the State Government welcoming the recently introduced free shuttle bus service for Penrith, and seek to establish a partnership with the Department of Transport to monitor and review the service to ensure its long term viability.

4.     Council write to the Member for Penrith, the Chamber of Commerce, the Penrith Business Alliance and the Penrith City Centre Association, seeking their support to ensure the long term viability of a free shuttle bus service for the Penrith CBD.

 

 

 

 

A Vibrant City

 

5        Adoption of Penrith City Council Heritage Program for 2011-2014

Development Services Manager, Paul Lemm introduced the report and provided a brief overview.    

32  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Adoption of Penrith City Council Heritage Program for 2011-2014 be received

2.     Council adopt the Heritage Program for 2011 – 2014 so that Council can secure funding to support local government heritage management in Penrith.

 

Group Manager, City Infrastructure – Wayne Mitchell provided a brief update on the North Penrith Urban Area and indicated that the site has now been transferred to Landcom by the Commonwealth Government and that preliminary works on the commuter car park should commence shortly.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:45pm.

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 9 May 2011.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date