13 July 2011

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that an ORDINARY MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 18 July 2011 at 7:30PM.

Attention is directed to the statement accompanying this notice of the business proposed to be transacted at the meeting.

Yours faithfully

 

Alan Stoneham

General Manager

BUSINESS

 

1.           LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence has been granted to:

Councillor Ben Goldfinch - 17 July 2011 to 26 July 2011 inclusive.

Councillor Karen McKeown - 9 July 2011 to 24 July 2011 inclusive.

2.           APOLOGIES

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 27 June 2011.

 

4.           DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Pecuniary Interest (The Act requires Councillors who declare a pecuniary interest in an item to leave the meeting during discussion of that item)

Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant and Less than Significant (The Code of Conduct requires Councillors who declare a significant non-pecuniary conflict of interest in an item to leave the meeting during discussion of that item)

 

5.           ADDRESSING COUNCIL

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION AND QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

9.           ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEES

Access Committee Meeting - 1 June 2011.

Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership Meeting - 29 June 2011.

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 4 July 2011.

 

10.         DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

11.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

12.         URGENT BUSINESS

13.         COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


ORDINARY MEETING

 

Monday 18 July 2011

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION OF PENRITH CITY’S ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

COUNCIL CHAMBER seating arrangements

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

report and recommendations of committees

 

 

DELIVERY program reports


 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

 

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 



Statement of Recognition of Penrith City’s

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Cultural Heritage

 

 

Council values the unique status of Aboriginal people as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters, including the land and waters of Penrith City.

 

Council values the unique status of Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners and custodians of the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

 

We work together for a united Australia and City that respects this land of ours, that values the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage, and provides justice and equity for all.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

 

“Sovereign God, tonight as we gather together as a Council we affirm that you are the giver and sustainer of life.  We come together as representatives of our community to make decisions that will benefit this city and the people within it. 

 

We come not in a spirit of competition, not as adversaries, but as colleagues.  Help us to treat each other with respect, with dignity, with interest and with honesty.  Help us not just to hear the words we say, but also to hear each others hearts.  We seek to be wise in all that we say and do.

 

As we meet, our concern is for this city.  Grant us wisdom, courage and strength.

 

Lord, help us.  We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 


For members of the public addressing the meeting

 
Council Chambers

Text Box: Lectern

Group Managers                          

                
          

 
Seating Arrangements

 

 

 

Director
Craig Butler

 

 

Director
Barry Husking

 

 

 

General Manager
Alan Stoneham

Deputy Mayor
Councillor
Jim Aitken OAM
South Ward

 

Senior Governance Officer
Glenn Schuil

 

 

Minute Clerk

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


                                                        

 

 

Text Box: Public Gallery
Text Box: Managers
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Group Managers                          

                
          

 
   


B&WHORIZ

2011 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2011 - December 2011

(adopted by Council on 29 November 2010, amended by Council on 28 February 2011, revised March 2011)

 

 

 

TIME

JAN

FEB

MAR

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.30pm

 

7

 

11v

2

 

 

15#@

5ü

10

7

12

(7.00pm)

 

28#@

21

 

30#*

27

18

 

19^

(7.00pm)

 

21#

 

Policy Review Committee

7.30pm

 

 

14

4

9

6

4

1

 

 

14

5

31

21

 

 

 

 

 

22

26

31

 

 

Operational Plan Public Forum

 

6.00pm

 

 

 

 

Wed

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 v

Meeting at which the Draft Operational Plan for 2011-2012 is adopted for exhibition

 *

Meeting at which the Operational Plan for 2011-2012 is adopted

 #

Meetings at which the Operational Plan quarterly reviews are presented

 @

Delivery Program progress reports

 ^

Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2010-2011 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2010-2011 Annual Statements are presented

-           Extraordinary Meetings are held as required.

-           Members of the public are invited to observe meetings of the Council (Ordinary and Policy Review Committee).

Should you wish to address Council, please contact the Senior Governance Officer, Glenn Schuil.

 


UNCONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 27 JUNE 2011 AT 7:35PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by the Rev Neil Checkley.

PRESENT

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, Councillors Kevin Crameri OAM, Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill, Greg Davies, 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 - Ordinary Meeting - 30 May 2011

137  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Robert Ardill seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 30 May 2011 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in:

 

·        Item 2 – The WELL Precinct – Funding Essential Infrastructure as he has an interest in properties located in the area subject of the report.

 

·        Item 11 – Development Application No. 11/0504 for Children’s Play Area, Awning, and Business Identification Sign above Rear Entrance at Lot 16 DP 583184 (No. 91) Great Western Highway, Emu Plains as he is the applicant for the property, subject of the report.

 

·        Committee of the Whole Item 5 – Development Application DA11/0125 Proposed Torrens Title Subdivision x 71 Residential Lots, Residual Lot x 1, New Roads and Detention Basin Lot 1 DP 209925 & Lot 2 DP 209925 & Lot 32 DP 520322 (No. 159-183) Caddens Road, Kingswood, as he owns property in the vicinity of the area subject to the report.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM indicated his intention to leave the room for consideration of Items 2, 11 and Committee of the Whole Item 5 and that Councillor Ross Fowler OAM would take the chair.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest - Significant interest in Item 14 – Pathway construction between Kingswood Court Nursing Home and the Great Western Highway, Kingswood as a relative of hers is a resident of the Nursing Home.

 

Councillor Kath Presdee declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Committee of the Whole Item 4 – Rates Matter – Lot 2 DP 876781 as she acts as a legal representative for a party engaged in ongoing contact with one of the parties involved in this matter.

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 6 June 2011                                                                                                                                     

138  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Kaylene Allison that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 6 June, 2011 be adopted.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

Procedural Motion

139  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that Items 17 & 2 be dealt with first.

 

17      Outcome of Special Rate Variation Application and Amendment to 2011-12 Operational Plan                                                                                                                                     

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Outcome of Special Rate Variation Application and Amendment to 2011-12 Operational Plan be received.

2.     The 2011-12 Operational Plan (including the SRV) be amended to reflect the approved SRV, revised program and budget reductions as outlined in this report.

3.    A further report be provided to Council on the possible funding options to address the shortfall in the proposed program.

 

Councillor Tanya Davies then called for a DIVISION.

 

A DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

Councillor Tanya Davies

Councillor Prue Guillaume

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Robert Ardill

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

 

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, then vacated the Chair and left the meeting, the time being 7.41 pm.  Councillor Ross Fowler OAM then took the Chair for consideration of Item 2.

 

2        The WELL Precinct - Funding Essential Infrastructure                                               

 

141  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on The WELL Precinct - Funding Essential Infrastructure be received.

2.     Council seek the Minister’s commitment to make and exempt (‘grandfather’) the revised WELL Precinct Development Contributions Plan, the District Open Space Plan, and the Cultural Facilities Plan, as adopted by Council on 24 May 2010.

3.     Council endorse Option 2, as outlined in this report, as a policy approach in dealing with current and future Development Applications, such that:

a.   development contributions up to $30,000 will be applied, and directed to recreation, community, administration and selected road facilities in the WELL s94 Plan, and the revised District Open Space Plan and the current Cultural Facilities Plans;

b.   conditions imposed on the development consent will require proponents to provide all required drainage works, to be delivered in accordance with DCP 2006;

c.   conditions imposed on the development consent will require proponents to provide all roads which are 100% apportioned to the Caddens sub-precinct, to be delivered in accordance with DCP 2006.

4.   Further letters be forwarded to all local State Members of Parliament requesting that they seek urgent resolution of Infrastructure funding regarding Section 94 and the repercussions, particularly for growth councils through the support of the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Planning.

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

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

 

A CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES

 

11      Development Application No. 11/0504 for Children's Play Area, Awning, and Business Identification Sign above Rear Entrance at Lot 16 DP 583184 (No. 91) Great Western Highway, Emu Plains  Applicant: Jim Aitken;  Owner: Jim Aitken, James Aitken, Marlene Aitken, David Reeves                                                                                                        

142  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Development Application No. 11/0504 for Children's Play Area, Awning, and Business Identification Sign above Rear Entrance at Lot 16 DP 583184 (No. 91) Great Western Highway, Emu Plains  be received.

2.     Development Application No.11/0504 for a Children’s Play Area, Awning, and Business Identification Sign above Rear Entrance be approved subject to the following conditions:

                 Standard Conditions

 

2.1     A02F   Approved DA Plans

A019   Occupation Certificate

A039   Graffiti

A046   Obtain Construction Certificate before commencement of works

E001    BCA Compliance

H001   Stamped plans & erection of site notice

H002   All forms of construction

H041   Hours of work (other devt)

L012    Retention of existing landscaping

Q01F   Notice of Commencement and appointment of PCA2

                

                 Special Conditions

                    

2.2     Stormwater from the awning structure is to be directed to the existing stormwater system on site

 

2.3     Access for persons with a disability is to be provided and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and AS 1428.1. Details of compliance are to be provided in the relevant plans and specifications accompanying the Construction Certificate

 

2.4     The wrought iron gates are to comply with the provisions of Part D of the Building Code of a Australia as a means of egress from the premises

 

2.5     The playground area is to be fenced and provided with a self-closing gate to ensure that young children are unable to leave the playground enclosure without the assistance of a parent or guardian. The fencing is not to obscure passive surveillance opportunities from the alfresco dining area

 

2.6     A sign is to be erected on the entry gate specifying the ‘conditions of play’ (or similar). These conditions must provide, at a minimum, that children using the play equipment must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian

 

2.7     In order to reduce potential for noise impacts on nearby properties, the play equipment is not permitted to be used after 9pm

 

2.8     In order to reduce potential for lightspill or illumination to cause adverse impact on nearby properties the illuminated light box is only permitted to be illuminated when the premises is operating.

 

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

 

 a LEADING CITY

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM then returned to the Chair, the time being 7.58 pm.

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume left the meeting at 8.00 pm and returned at 8.01 pm.

 

1        Audit Committee                                                                                                                

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Audit Committee be received.

2.     A letter be sent to the Chairperson of the Penrith City Children’s Services Cooperative pointing out the exemplary record of Children’s Services.

3.     A letter be sent to the Manager - Children’s Services Operations, thanking her and her staff for their contribution towards the operation.

 

 

3        Councillor Representative on Cumberland Rural Fire Service Zone Liaison Committee    

144  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Councillor Representative on Cumberland Rural Fire Service Zone Liaison Committee be received.

2.     Councillor Ben Goldfinch be nominated to fill the remaining Council position on the Cumberland Rural Fire Service Zone Liaison Committee.

 

4        Council Property - Electricity Easement at Lot A, DP 152452 Harris Street, St Marys       

145  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Council Property - Electricity Easement at Lot A, DP 152452 Harris Street, St Marys be received.

2.     Council grant Endeavour Energy an Easement for Padmount Substation 2.75 metres x 5.5 metres and a 47 square metre Restriction as to User over Lot A, DP 152452 Harris Street, St Marys.

3.     The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be placed on all necessary documentation.

 

5        Expansion of Membership - Westpool and United Independent Pools                        

146  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That the information contained in the report on Expansion of Membership - Westpool and United Independent Pools be received.

 

6        Insurance Renewals 2011-12                                                                                            

147  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Insurance Renewals 2011-12 be received.

2.     Council retain its $100,000 claims excess for Public Liability cover and agree to pay a contribution of $898,000 to Westpool for liability cover.

3.     Council retain its $20,000 claims excess for Industrial Special Risk and General Property cover and agree to pay a contribution of $592,000 to United Independent Pools.

 

4.     Council agree to pay UIP a contribution of $221,000 to the comprehensive motor vehicle insurance pool.

 

8        Council wins Bronze at the Australasian Reporting Awards                                        

148  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That the information contained in the report on Council wins Bronze at the Australasian Reporting Awards be received.

 

9        Summary of Investments and Banking for the period 1 May to 31 May 2011            

149  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.  The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments and Banking for the period 1 May to 31 May 2011 be received.

2.  The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 May 2011 to 31 May 2011 be noted and accepted.

3.  The graphical investment analysis as at 31 May 2011 be noted.

 

7        Making of the Rate                                                                                                            

150  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Making of the Rate be received.

2.    Ordinary Rate

       In accordance with Section 535 of the Local Government Act 1993, an ordinary rate named Residential ordinary in accordance with Section 543(1) of point four zero zero two  four (.40024) cents in the dollar being ad valorem amount on the land value of all rateable land in the City categorised as residential under Section 493 and that an ordinary rate named Farmland ordinary of point two zero zero one two(.20012) cents in the dollar on the land value of all rateable land in the City categorised as farmland and that an ordinary rate named Business ordinary of point six nine six two (.6962) cents in the dollar on all rateable land in the City categorised as business and that an ordinary rate being a subcategory of Business rate named Penrith CBD Rate of point  seven nine six seven three (.79673) cents in the dollar and that an ordinary rate being a subcategory of Business rate named St Marys Town Centre Rate of one point zero seven four five (1.0745) cents in the dollar be now made for the period 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 subject to a minimum rate under Section 548(5) of seven hundred and fifty five dollars and sixty cents ($755.60) in respect of each separate parcel of land categorised as Residential and Farmland and that each separate parcel of land categorised as Business or as a subcategory of Business be subject to a minimum rate under Section 548(5) of the Local Government Act, 1993 of nine hundred and sixty six dollars and eighty cents ($966.80).

 

3.    Service of Rate Notices

       The rate or charge for the 2011-12 rate year be levied on the land specified in a rates and charges notice by the service of that notice, and the General Manager be and is hereby authorised, to prepare and serve such notice for and on behalf of Council.

 

4.    Charges

       The charges attached to the report to the Ordinary meeting on 27 June 2011, titled Making of Rates and Charges for 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, be made (see attachment 1).

 

5.    Interest

       For the purpose of calculating the interest on overdue rates and charges in accordance with Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Council make the interest charge for 2011-12 the maximum amount set by the Minister for Local Government (the Minister is yet to announce the maximum rate of interest payable on overdue rates and charges for the 2011-12 rating year.)

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6.    Pension Rebate

       All eligible pensioners under Section 575 of the Local Government Act, 1993 be granted a rebate of 50% of the ordinary rate and domestic waste management service up to a maximum of $250.00 under Section 575(3) of the Local Government Act, 1993.

 

 

A CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8.05 pm.

 

10      Development Application DA11/0107 Proposed first floor addition at Lot 2 DP 26767 (No. 4) Joseph Street, Kingswood Applicant: Tim Harrington;  Owner: Peter Russell and Sharon Talbot                                                                                                                    

 

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Development Application DA11/0107 Proposed first floor addition at Lot 2 DP 26767 (No. 4) Joseph Street, Kingswood be received.

2.     The SEPP 1 objection relating to maximum external wall height be supported.

3.     Development Application DA11/0107 Proposed first floor addition at Lot 2 DP 26767 (No. 4) Joseph Street, Kingswood be approved subject to the attached conditions:

Standard Conditions

3.1       A001 - Approved Plans

          A008 – Works to BCA requirements

A009 – Residential Works DCP

A046 – Issue of Construction Certificate

D009 – Covering Waste Storage area

D010 – Waste disposal

E001 – BCA compliance

H001 – Stamped plans and erection of site notice

H017 – Loads on existing buildings

H041 – Hours of work

L008 – Tree preservation order

P002 - Fees

Q01f – Notice of commencement and appointment of PCA

Q05f - Occupation Certificate

Special Conditions

3.2      In accordance with the requirements of clause 94 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation, you are required to install a hard wired smoke detector in the existing dwelling.  This detector is to comply with the requirements of AS3786 and must be located in accordance with 3.7.2 of the Housing Provisions. A certificate from a Licensed Electrician attesting to the installation of the smoke detector is to be submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority prior to the issue of the Occupation Certificate

3.3      The external finishes of the dwelling are to compliment and blend with the established streetscape and amenity of the area.

 

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

 

a green city

Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8.07 pm.

 

12      Council Wins Highly Commended Award in the Local Government Waste Innovation Awards 2011                                                                                                                      

152  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the information contained in the report on Council Wins Highly Commended Award in the Local Government Waste Innovation Awards 2011 be received.

 

 

 

 

 

13      Clean Up of Illegal Dumping on Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council Lands 

153  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Clean Up of Illegal Dumping on Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council Lands be received.

2.     Council endorse the auspicing of the $30,000 grant funding to the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council for the prevention and deterrence of illegal dumping on Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Lands.

 

A LIVEABLE CITY

 

15      Proposed permanent closure of a part of Woodriff Street, Penrith                             

154  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed permanent closure of a part of Woodriff Street, Penrith be received.

2.     Council’s Property Development Manager be authorised to commence the formal closure process with LPMA.

 

16      Samuel Marsden Road Riding Facility Committee                                                        

155  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Samuel Marsden Road Riding Facility Committee be received.

2.     Council, under Section 355 of the Local Government Act, approve the following persons to comprise the Samuel Marsden Road Riding Facility Committee:

          -        Ralf Grinly (RDA)

          -        Stephanie Cass (RDA)

          -        Mark Ward (RDA)

          -        Sandra Himsley (Pony Club)

          -        Rebecca Barnard (Pony Club)

          -        Ian Jackson (Pony Club).

                   3.       The General Manager’s nominee be the Recreation Manager of Council or,

                             in their absence, the Recreation Coordinator.

 

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant interest in Item 14, Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting, the time being 8:08 pm.

 

 

 

14      Pathway construction between Kingswood Court Nursing Home and the Great Western Highway, Kingswood                                                                                                         

156  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Pathway construction between Kingswood Court Nursing Home and the Great Western Highway, Kingswood be received.

2.      The cost of the pathway, as outlined in the report, be funded from North Ward voted words.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown returned to the meeting, the time being 8.12 pm.

 

A LEADING CITY

 

18      Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch Annual Conference

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 8.18 pm.

157  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the information contained in the report on Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) NSW Branch Annual Conference be received.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1          Traffic Incidents - Regulus Street, Erskine Park                                                  

Councillor Marko Malkoc requested that the matter of recent traffic incidents in the vicinity of Regulus Street, Erskine Park be referred to the Local Traffic Committee for investigation, with a view to installing traffic calming devices in the area.

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8.19 pm.

 

RR 2          School Recycling Waste                                                                                           

Councillor Tanya Davies requested a report to a future Ordinary Council meeting advising whether the Penrith City Council waste contract may be expanded to include pick up of recycling waste from schools, in a similar way to that carried out by Holroyd and Hills Councils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RR 3          Condition of Park Road, Wallacia                                                                         

Councillor Tanya Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors investigating the accelerated deterioration of Park Road, Wallacia, due to nearby quarry operations.

 

RR 4          Glenmore Park Child and Family Precinct - Shade Structure                            

Councillor Tanya Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors outlining the timeframe for the installation of a shade structure over the playground at the Glenmore Park Child and Family Precinct.

 

RR 5          Mark Geyer Statue                                                                                                   

Councillor Ben Goldfinch requested a memo reply to all Councillors investigating the possibility of the statue at Homebush being erected at Penrith and also that Council staff liaise with staff from the Panthers Club to ascertain whether this is feasible.

 

RR 6          Special Rate Variation                                                                                             

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested a report to Council investigating the option of introducing different rating categories for Rural Residential and Heritage properties.

 

RR 7          Approval to Burn Notices                                                                                        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply to all Councillors investigating the possibility of modifying the wording on Approval to Burn packs, so that residents do not automatically assume that approval has been given by Council.

 

RR 8          Keep Glenmore Park Beautiful Committee                                                           

Councillor Prue Guillaume requested a memo reply to all Councillors concerning Council working with local residents to establish a ‘Keep Glenmore Park Beautiful’ Committee.

 

RR 9          Fundraising                                                                                                               

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors about any information of fundraising activities for a men’s shed.

 

RR 10        Management Program for cleaning the Glenmore Park Loch                            

Councillor Mark Davies  requested a memo reply to all Councillors about a program to ensure that the Glenmore Park Loch is clear of weeds and other debris.

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1          Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Jackie Greenow requested Leave of Absence for 4 July 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

UB 2          Purchase of Refrigerator for South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre                 

Councillor Karen McKeown requested that an amount of $2,787 be allocated from South Ward voted works to purchase a refrigerator for the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre.

158  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as an urgent matter.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

159  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that an amount of $2,787 be allocated from South Ward voted works to purchase a refrigerator for the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre.

 

UB 3          Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Karen McKeown requested Leave of Absence from 9 July to 24 July 2011 inclusive.

 

UB 4          Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Kaylene Allison requested Leave of Absence from 1 July to 10 July 2011 inclusive.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

160  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded councillor Greg Davies that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 8.34 pm.

 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

 

A Leading City

 

2        Council Property - Allen Arcade Lease of Shops 4 & 5, 140-142 Henry Street, Penrith      

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

3        Council Property - Lot 1 DP 1045500 off Monarch Circuit, Glenmore Park              

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

4        Rates Matter - Lot 2 DP 876781                                                                                       

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

A City of Opportunities

 

5        Development Application DA11/0125 Proposed Torrens Title Subdivision x 71 Residential Lots, Residual Lot x 1, New Roads and Detention Basin Lot 1 DP 209925 & Lot 2 DP 209925 & Lot 32 DP 520322 (No. 159 - 183) Caddens Road, Kingswood Applicant: Skamia Pty Ltd;  Owner: Essam & Nawal Arraf, Pierre Ajami & Malcolm Ayoub                                

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 8.39 pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8.34 pm on 27 June 2011, the following being present

 

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

 

and the Committee of the Whole excluded the press and public from the meeting for the reasons set out in CW1 and that the Committee of the Whole submitted the following recommendations to Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

2        Council Property - Allen Arcade Lease of Shops 4 & 5, 140-142 Henry Street, Penrith      

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Council Property - Allen Arcade Lease of Shops 4 & 5, 140-142 Henry Street, Penrith be received.

2.     Council grant a three (3) year lease with a three (3) year option to B & G Corporation Pty Limited in accordance with the terms and conditions as outlined in the report.

3.     The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be placed on all necessary documentation.

 

3        Council Property - Lot 1 DP 1045500 off Monarch Circuit, Glenmore Park              

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

CW3 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Council Property - Lot 1 DP 1045500 off Monarch Circuit, Glenmore Park be received.

2.     Council raise no objection to Telstra installing a telecommunication facility in relation to the existing Transgrid tower located within the transmission easement on Lot 1, DP 1045500 off Monarch Circuit, Glenmore Park.

3.     Council accept the access fee in the amount as stated in the current situation of the report.

4.     The applicant to be responsible for all survey, legal and construction costs associated with the access notice.

5.     The Property Development Manager be authorised to sign an access deed for Telstra to install, operate and maintain telecommunications facilities.

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest - Significant in Committee of the Whole Item 4, Councillor Kath Presdee left the meeting, the time being 8.36 pm.

 

 

4        Rates Matter - Lot 2 DP 876781                                                                                       

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

CW4 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rates Matter - Lot 2 DP 876781 be received.

2.     The action recommended in the report on Rates Matter - Lot 2 DP 876781 be carried out.

Councillor Kath Presdee returned to the meeting, the time being 8:36pm.

 

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in COW Item 5, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, vacated the chair and left the meeting, the time being 8.36 pm.  Councillor Ross Fowler OAM then took the chair for consideration of this Item.

 

5        Development Application DA11/0125 Proposed Torrens Title Subdivision x 71 Residential Lots, Residual Lot x 1, New Roads and Detention Basin Lot 1 DP 209925 & Lot 2 DP 209925 & Lot 32 DP 520322 (No. 159 - 183) Caddens Road, Kingswood Applicant: Skamia Pty Ltd;  Owner: Essam & Nawal Arraf, Pierre Ajami & Malcolm Ayoub                

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

CW5 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Development Application DA11/0125 Proposed Torrens Title Subdivision x 71 Residential Lots, Residual Lot x 1, New Roads and Detention Basin Lot 1 DP 209925 & Lot 2 DP 209925 & Lot 32 DP 520322 (No. 159 - 183) Caddens Road, Kingswood be received.

2.     The legal process outlined above be endorsed.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Robert Ardill

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tanya Davies

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, and took the Chair, the time being 8.39 pm.

 

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

161  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc that the recommendation contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW2, CW3, CW4 and CW5  be adopted.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8.42 pm.

 



PENRITH CITY COUNCIL

 

Procedure for Addressing Meetings

 

Anyone can request permission to address a meeting, providing that the number of speakers is limited to three in support of any proposal and three against.

 

Any request about an issue or matter on the Agenda for the meeting can be lodged with the General Manager or Public Officer up until 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

 

Prior to the meeting the person who has requested permission to address the meeting will need to provide the Public Officer with a written statement of the points to be covered during the address in sufficient detail so as to inform the Councillors of the substance of the address and a written copy of any questions to be asked of the Council in order that responses to those questions can be provided in due course.

 

In addition, prior to addressing the meeting a person addressing Council or Committee will be informed that they do not enjoy any privilege and that permission to speak may be withdrawn should they make inappropriate comments.

 

It should be noted that persons who wish to address the Council are addressing a formal part of the Council Meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting should give consideration to their dress attire. Smart casual is a minimum that is thought to be appropriate when addressing such a forum.

 

It should be noted that speakers at meetings of the Council or Committee do not have absolute privilege (parliamentary privilege).  A speaker who makes any potentially offensive or defamatory remarks about any other person may render themselves open to legal action.

 

Prior to addressing the meeting the person will be required to sign the following statement:

 

“I (name) understand that the meeting I intend to address on (date) is a public meeting.  I also understand that should I say or present any material that is inappropriate, I may be subject to legal action.  I also acknowledge that I have been informed to obtain my own legal advice about the appropriateness of the material that I intend to present at the above mentioned meeting”.

 

Should a person fail to sign the above statement then permission to address either the Council or Committee will not be granted.

 

The Public Officer or Minute Clerk will speak to those people who have requested permission to address the meeting, prior to the meeting at 7.15pm.

 

It is up to the Council or Committee to decide if the request to address the meeting will be granted.

 

Where permission is to be granted the Council or Committee, at the appropriate time, will suspend only so much of the Standing Orders to allow the address to occur.

 

The Chairperson will then call the person up to the lectern or speaking area.

 

The person addressing the meeting needs to clearly indicate:

 

·     Their name;

 

·     Organisation or group they are representing (if applicable);

 

·     Details of the issue to be addressed and the item number of the report in the Business Paper;

 

·     Whether they are opposing or supporting the issue or matter (if applicable) and the action they would like the meeting to take;

 

·           The interest of the speaker (e.g. affected person, neighbour, applicant, applicants spokesperson, interested citizen etc).

 

Each person then has five minutes to make their address.  Those addressing Council will be required to speak to the written statement they have submitted.  Permission to address Council is not to be taken as an opportunity to refute or otherwise the points made by previous speakers on the same issue. 

 

The Council or Committee can extend this time if they consider if appropriate, however, everyone needs to work on the basis that the address will be for five minutes only.

 

Councillors may have questions about the address so people are asked to remain at the lectern or in the speaking area until the Chairperson has thanked them.

 

When this occurs, they should then return to their seat.

 

Glenn McCarthy

Public Officer

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Reports of Committees

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 1 June 2011

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 29 June 2011

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 4 July 2011

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A City of Opportunities

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Access Committee MEETING

HELD ON 1 June, 2011

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillors Jackie Greenow (Chair), Michael Morris, Farah Madon, Denise Heath, Councillor Prue Guillaume (5.16pm).

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

Peter Wood, Development Assessment Coordinator; Ben Felten, Disability Access Officer; Joe Ibbitson, Community Programs Coordinator; Robyn Brookes, Disability Services Officer; Hans Meijer, City Works Manager; Karin Schicht, Landscape Architect Supervisor; Graham Howe, Acting Building Projects and Maintenance Coordinator; Colin Wood, Building Approvals Team Coordinator; Vanessa Muscat, Environmental Health and Building Surveyor; John Mullane, Planning Consultant.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from David Currie and Ronda Hopkins.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Access Committee Meeting - 6 April 2011

The minutes of the Access Committee Meeting of 6 April 2011 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A VIBRANT CITY

 

3        Development Application Referrals to the Access Committee                                       

DA10/1305                   Extension to Glenmore Park Shopping Centre – Stage 2

 

Peter Wood introduced the Glenmore Park Shopping Centre Stage 2 development application and referred to a previous report presented to the Access Committee.

 

Peter Wood advised that a representative of the applicant is at the meeting to respond to some of the key concerns raised previously.  These include connectivity between the new and existing centres, carparking spaces near the pet centre, uneven paving, handrails and tactiles, seating and crossing links from the skatepark to the shops.

 

The applicant has responded to most of the concerns in terms of design.  Some of the concerns are subject to conditions of approval.  Peter Wood introduced John Mullane, planning consultant representing the applicant.

 

John Mullane described the proposed construction works to the Glenmore Park Town Centre.

 

John Mullane advised that the owners are happy to work with Council to get issues resolved.  The following issues will be addressed by the applicant:

 

·    different sets of paving to identify carriageway

·    creation of a town square

·    tactiles and handrails all assessed in terms of conditions

·    a series of bench seats to be provided in the arcade and within the landscaping

·    provision of lifts.

 

After John Mullane asked for comments, the Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    sufficient carparking to be provided which will not be time restricted

·    five accessible carparking spaces to be provided

·    provision of accessible parking spaces on Luttrell Street

·    low speed traffic environment.

 

John Mullane left the meeting at 6.06pm.

 

The Committee discussed at the length the provision of a public bus stop at Glenmore Park Town Centre.  Peter Wood advised that the traffic engineer’s assessment is that a bus can move safely through the precinct.  There is not an accessible path of travel from the bus stop on Glenmore Parkway.

 

Following are some of the issues discussed regarding the bus stop:

 

·    perceived safety issues with the central spine road

·  possibility of using the road for service vehicles and bus transport but not private vehicles

·    it is a narrow two way road

·    negotiating with Westbus regarding an appropriately located bus drop off point

·    provision of a bus stop along the Luttrell Street frontage.

 

Peter Wood advised that an assessment report, including recommended conditions aimed at addressing the Committee’s concerns, would be made to the Joint Regional Planning Panel tomorrow.

 

DA11/0470         Proposed Home Improvement Centre on Forrester Road, North St Marys

 

Peter Wood advised that the development application is for a home improvement centre on part of the grounds previously used by the St Marys Leagues Club.  It will encompass a large shed with hardware and timber supplies, a nursery, and 342 parking spaces with eight originally proposed as accessible spaces.

 

The access issues include the main entry, disability access to the mezzanine floor, a unisex accessible toilet, and provision of a male and female ambulant accessible toilet.  Those recommendations will be recommended as conditions of consent.

 

The Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    toilets should have an ambulant facility – 900mm wide and have a grab rail both sides

·    the wall configuration of the male toilet

·    tactile ground surface indicators

·    accessible path of travel

·    shared parking spaces should be 2.4m

·    the pram ramp

·    access from Forrester Road.

 

Peter Wood advised these matters would be considered in the assessment.

 

DA11/0391                   Proposed Carpark extension at Penrith RSL

 

Peter Wood advised that the development application for the proposed carpark extension at Penrith RSL had been presented to the Urban Design Review Panel on 1 June 2011. It is currently a two level carpark in between Tindale and Lethbridge Streets.  The proposal is to extend the carpark with another three levels.  There is provision of a lift in the new carpark which meets the proposed covered walkway.

 

The key access issues include the entry to the carpark, particularly from Tindale Street; accessible amenities; provision of an additional 11 accessible carpark spaces; and accessible path of travel from the carpark to the main entry of the club.

 

The Committee raised no concerns in relation to the proposal.

 

DA11/0460                   Proposed Place of Worship - High Street, Penrith

 

Peter Wood introduced the development application proposal for a proposed place of worship on the corner of High Street and Woodriff Street, Penrith.  The proposal incorporates a lift from the foyer to the first floor. 

 

There is no existing parking on site.  It is proposed to use adjoining public parking areas.

 

The Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    the proposal is for an existing building with a changing use

·    parking will need to be assessed against the floor space requirements

·    the shower is not accessible for a person in a wheelchair

·    an ambulant facility is required in the toilets

·    a hearing loop system would need to be installed

·    an access report would be required

·    the building will be subject to a full fire safety upgrade.

 

Colin Wood advised that Council officers would visit the premises next week. Peter Wood advised these matters would be considered in the assessment.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED

          That:

1.          The information contained in the report on Development Application Referrals to the Access Committee be received.

2.          Representation be made to the Joint Regional Planning Panel to give due consideration to the provision of a bus stop in an appropriate location in the Glenmore Park Town Centre, noting that the bus doesn’t currently travel down the main street.

 

 

Peter Wood left the meeting at 6.43pm.

 

A LIVEABLE CITY

 

2        Coachmans Park, St Marys                                                                                              

Karin Schicht, Council’s Landscape Architect Supervisor, introduced herself to the Committee and advised that the design for Coachman’s Park is at master plan level. The park is on the corner of Queen Street and Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys. When the design is completed the park upgrade will be "shovel ready".

 

Stage 1 of the proposal is the eastern half of Coachman’s Park between West Land and Queen Street.  Stage 2 is the western corner of the park between West Lane and Carinya Avenue.

 

Karin Schicht described the characteristics of the proposed park upgrade.  These included:

 

·  raised platforms to give opportunity for people to see the stage and provide seating edges

·    ramps to deck area

·    varied seating

·    a wider stage with steps coming down from the front of the stage

·    some trees to be removed

·    the toilet block is on the replacement program and may move into stage 2 of the park

·    path of access around the amenities

·  three types of lighting will be provided – post top lighting, up lighting of existing and proposed trees and down lighting from the pergola.

 

The Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    seating around the trees

·    pedestrian path of travel

·    lighting levels to be 150 lux minimum

·    shading materials

·    selection of colours

·    contrast with the bollards

·    the colour of the asphalt.

 

Karin Schicht advised that the masterplan would be sent out to stakeholders after East Ward Councillors have been informed.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Coachmans Park, St Marys be received.

 

Karin Schicht left the meeting at 7.10pm.

 

A CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES

 

1       Penrith Inclusion Plan - People with Disability 2009-2013 - 1st Year Progress Report

Joe Ibbitson advised that Ben Felten undertook a great deal of the work in relation to the Penrith Inclusion Plan progress report and his name was inadvertently omitted. 

 

Joe Ibbitson advised that Council’s Inclusion Plan was launched at the International Day of People with Disability at the end of 2009.  This report provides information on the progress of the first year of the Plan.

 

The Penrith Inclusion Plan includes 84 actions and strategies based on five key priority areas.  Joe Ibbitson reported on some of the highlights achieved in the first year of implementation:

 

Priority 1 - City Leadership, Promotion and Strategic PartnershipsNepean Disability Expo, the update to Regentville Hall kitchen, Penrith Swim Centre.

 

Councillor Guillaume left the meeting at 7.15pm.

 

Priority 2 - Environmental, Local and Transport Planning – Penrith Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan, Penrith Urban Study and Strategy, transport facilities.

 

Priority 3 - Development, Design and the Built EnvironmentDevelopment Applications, Penrith Civic Centre, Council facilities, MLAK Scheme.

 

Priority 4 - Human Resources, Equal Employment Opportunity and Trainingtraineeship program, reasonable adjustments for staff members at Penrith Swim Centre.

 

Priority 5 - Access to InformationWeb Accessibility Transition Strategy adaptable technology in the library.

 

Councillor Greenow congratulated the Committee and Council officers on their work and the change of culture within Council.

 

Ben Felten reported on the priorities for the next 12 months and ongoing achievements:

 

·    Nepean Disability Expo 2012 – developing key partnerships

·    Access Consultants Association Network

·    working with the Visitor Information staff from Council’s City Marketing Department

·    Regentville Hall kitchen refurbishment

·    Council’s EEO Management Plan

·    accessible bus stops program

·    Public Domain manual

·    accessible website and alternate formats

·    ability to apply for a Council job online

·    incorporating universal design into the LEP and DCP

·    No Boundaries project

·    mental health training package for customer service staff.

 

Joe Ibbitson advised that Council was a finalist in the 2010 National Disability Awards.  Committee members have previously been informed of this achievement.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

That:

 

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Inclusion Plan - People with Disability 2009-2013 - 1st Year Progress Report be received.

2.     An information session be held to inform our community partners, the disability sector and the broader community about the first year progress report and celebrate the key achievements from this initial period of implementation of the plan.

3.     Copies of the progress report be forwarded to the Human Rights Commission and Ageing, Disability and Home Care in the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1   National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)     

 

Robyn Brookes advised of the Community Forum to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme on Thursday 16 June 2011 at Penrith RSL.  This is part of the campaign “Every Australian Counts”. 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7.40pm.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 1 June, 2011 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Liveable City

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership MEETING

HELD ON 29 June, 2011

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Kayleen Allison; Darryl Jobson, St Marys Local Area Command; Kylie Chang, St Marys Local Area Command: Grant Healey, Penrith Local Area Command, Julie Passau, Penrith Local Area Command; Gladys Reed, Penrith City Centre Association; Julie Page, Nepean Hospital Needle and Syringe Program; Yvonne Perkins, Penrith City Council; Olivia Kidon, Penrith City Council; Allison Kyriakakis, Penrith City Council, Tracy Leahy, Penrith City Council.

 

 

APOLOGIES

Councillor Karen McKeown; Gina Field, Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ray Filewood, St Marys Local Area Command; Ben Feszczuk, Penrith Local Area Command; Murray Halls, Penrith City Council; Erin Davidson, Penrith City Council.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership Meeting - 30 March 2011

The minutes of the Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership Meeting of 30 March 2011 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

 DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A LIVEABLE CITY

 

1        Penrith Valley Community Safety Plan 2007-2011 - Key Strategy Development        

 

1.   Solar Lighting Project

Quotations have been accepted for the installation of solar lighting at Ched Towns Reserve, Glenmore Park; Daphne Lane, Kingswood and Todd Lane, St Clair. It is expected that this lighting will be installed by the end of July 2011.

 

2.  Portable CCTV Camera Trials

Quotes have been accepted for the purchase of portable CCTV cameras which would initially be trialled at three (3) designated public space locations - Ched Towns Reserve amenities building, Glenmore Park; Leonay Oval, Leonay and Cambridge Park Hall, Cambridge Park.

The cameras will be installed and operational by the end of July 2011.  

 

3.   Citywide Graffiti Minimisation Strategy

Olivia advised that the Warner Graffiti Awareness Program is continuing to be delivered in 2011 with positive feedback received from participating schools.

 

A discussion continued as to whether the Warner Group program would continue being delivered in the future. Yvonne advised that very positive feedback continued to be received from participating schools.

 

Yvonne further advised that students who received the program in Year 5 may also now be receiving the program again in Year 8, which will help to reinforce the program’s message. There are no plans to discontinue the program at this time and the education component of the Graffiti Minimisation Strategy is considered to be a contributor to the reduction of graffiti across the City.

 

4.   The Mondo Community Safety Project (Safer Suburbs Funding)

Allison advised that a funding agreement had now been signed with the Federal Government under the Safer Suburbs Program for $200,000 to coordinate Youth Engagement Programs and upgrade CCTV in the ‘Mondo’ (Civic Arts Space).

 

The program is being delivered by Council’s Public Domain Amenity and Safety Department and the Community and Cultural Development Department. Two (2) part-time youth engagement workers will be recruited for this project and it is anticipated that the workers will be on board by the end of September 2011.

 

Tracy advised that the next Mondo Committee meeting was taking place tomorrow (30 June 2011) where an update would be provided to all stakeholders including an update on the status of the Westfield Initiative with the Youth off the Street program.

 

Grant advised that Q-Dance (DefQon organiser) were interested in sponsoring a DJ to play in the green space at some point in the time leading up to DefQon festival.

 

5.   Domestic Violence Resource Project

A PowerPoint Presentation was provided to the Partnership with an overview of the success of the WSAAS funded Domestic Violence Resource Project to date.

 

Part 2 of the DV Resource Project is now being delivered with a number of training sessions provided for local community services for both government and non-government sectors.

 

The program is being extremely well-received by participants, with the scheduled training sessions almost complete.

 

Part 3 of the project will involve the development of a Resource Kit which will be available to all services who participated in the project to provide a tangible resource to assist services in responding to domestic and family violence.

 

 

 

6.   Physical Closure of Identified Pedestrian Laneways

An update was provided on the pedestrian laneways under review since the March Partnership meeting.

 

Council has resolved to physically close two (2) pedestrian laneways – Carlyle Lane, Cambridge Gardens and Peachtree Lane, Penrith – through the use of security gates and fencing.

 

It was also resolved that Short Lane, Emu Plains, would remain open and the Morningbird Lane, St Clair would remain closed. 

 

7.   Operation Bounce Back

An update was provided on the Operation Bounce Back program. The project is progressing well with approximately 60 vouchers distributed to date.  It is likely that all 100 vouchers would be distributed by the end of August 2011, with a few more advertisements in local papers over the next couple of weeks.

 

Allison thanked St Marys and Penrith Local Area Commands for their support of the project.

 

Gladys asked whether Council had any information on whether the vouchers had been redeemed. Allison advised that Council did not have this information at present, but will request the data from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (the funding body) at the conclusion of the project.

 

8.   Red Cross Park Lighting Project

Olivia advised that the project has continued to progress since the March Partnership meeting, with a Level 1 Contactor now engaged to connect the Low Voltage Power Supply to the Park.

 

Community and Cultural Development have also engaged a designer to provide seating and public art for the space.

 

9.   Update on NSW Attorney-General’s Department Funded Projects

Olivia advised that following approval from the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General, car park signage has now been ordered with remaining funding from the Plate Safe Program. The signage contains the message ‘What have you got to lose?’ and will be installed in a number of identified car parks across the LGA. 

 

10. Update on additional Alcohol Free Zones and Alcohol Prohibited Areas

Allison advised that the current list of locations under review as potential Alcohol Free Zones or Alcohol Prohibited Areas remains the same, with no additional requests for new alcohol free public spaces since the March Partnership meeting.

 

Gladys queried whether we could provide an update on Memory Park, Penrith, with regard to data gathered. Allison advised that unfortunately data was not available at the meeting.

 

A discussion continued regarding the establishment of Alcohol Free Areas in certain high profile and sensitive locations, for example a City Centre Park that incorporates a War Memorial such as Memory Park.  It is considered that a combination of strategies would be required to address issues at this location. Yvonne advised that the potential upgrades to the park as part of the Special Rate Variation are likely to assist in the activation of the space.

 

It was reported to the meeting that there were some members of the public that were concerned about the consumption of alcohol within Memory Park. This park will continue to be monitored.

 

11. Development of a new Community Safety Plan

Advice has been received from the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General that new guidelines are being developed by the Crime Prevention Division and will be made available in the coming months. These guidelines will assist in the development of the new Community Safety Plan 2011 – 2014.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Penrith Valley Community Safety Plan 2007-2011 - Key Strategy Development be received.

 

 

 

Regular Items

 

A)  Police Statistics

 

Penrith Local Area Command Crime Statistics

 

March 2011 – May 2011

 

Crime Category

March

April

May

Assault

98

69

99

Robbery

2

7

4

Break & Enter

36

55

79

Stealing

144

139

178

Steal Motor Vehicle

31

23

29

Malicious Damage

122

105

109

Drug Detection

28

23

30

Traffic Offences

412

415

505

Motor Vehicle Accident

69

53

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penrith Crime Statistics – March 2011 – May 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Marys Local Area Command Crime Statistics

 

March 2011 – May 2011

 

Crime Category

March

April

May

Assault

110

85

103

Robbery

6

7

5

Break & Enter

80

51

66

Stealing

126

109

150

Steal Motor Vehicle

22

29

27

Malicious Damage

112

92

115

Drug Detection

24

18

30

Traffic Offences

532

562

525

Motor Vehicle Accident

92

65

68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Marys Crime Statistics – March 2011 – May 2011

 

 


 

What’s in the Media?

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1          St Marys Community Engagement Program                                                        

Darryl Jobson advised that St Marys Police has commenced their community engagement program that has been advertised in local media. Police are required to hold at least five (5) activities per year as part of their corporate management plan.

 

The aim of the engagement program is to hear local concerns and raise the profile of police in the community. The first events were held on 17 June in Warragamba and Kingswood.

 

Subsequent sessions are to be held at St Clair Shopping Centre on 11 July, Werrington Shopping Centre on 12 July, and North St Marys Shopping Centre on 13 July. All sessions will be advertised in local newspapers.

 

Daryl also advised the meeting about ‘Operation Shuffle’ to target a recent wave of Break and Enter offences throughout the St Marys Local Area Command in early June. Darryl advised that Police had recently arrested an offender who was found to have been linked with a large number of these incidents. It is hoped that following his arrest there would now be a decrease in break and enter incidents across the Local Area Command.

 

GB 2          Bridges Project Funding                                                                                          

The Bridges Project is auspiced by the Penrith Women’s Health Centre and involves police linking victims to a centralised social worker at the Centre who provides emotional support, safety advice and information on court procedures and Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs).

 

Grant advised that as the Bridges Project funding was coming to an end in June, there is now no pathway for police to provide referrals to victims of domestic violence. Last minute funding did not eventuate. The Nepean Domestic Violence Network wrote to local MPs to lobby for additional funding for the project, however this was not successful.

 

Julie Page from the Needle & Syringe Program asked what kind of worker was required as they have a social work student that might be able to assist. Tracy advised that a trained specialist worker was required for this project.  The solution needed to be long term and recurrent funding was the issue.

 

 

GB 3          DefQon Festival                                                                                                         

Grant advised that the DefQon festival will be hosted again this year at the Regatta Centre on the weekend of 17 September. This year the festival will run over 3 days due to a camping component being introduced. The festival will include a silent disco in the evening (where people listen to the music via head phones).

 

Gladys asked Grant to advise whether the Penrith City Centre Association should organise security to carry out foot patrols in High Street. It was thought that at this stage this wouldn’t be required as DefQon has paid for user pay police to patrol the train station etc, which should be sufficient.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8.00pm.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 29 June, 2011 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Liveable City

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Local Traffic Committee MEETING

HELD ON 4 July, 2011

 

 

 

PRESENT

Michael Alderton - Road Network Services Engineer (Chairperson), Wayne Mitchell – Group Manager - City Infrastructure, Councillor Karen McKeown, David Lance - Roads and Traffic Authority, Constable Bill Pearson – Penrith Police, Senior Constable Pauline Ross - Penrith Police, Councillor Tanya Davies MP – Member for Mulgoa, Michael Creed – Representative for the Member for Londonderry, Ross Grove – Representative for the Member for Penrith, David Drozd – Senior Traffic Engineer, Ruth Byrnes - Senior Traffic Officer, Jacob Strong – Trainee Engineer.

 

 IN ATTENDANCE

Phil Davies – Westbus, Steven Purvis – Senior Ranger.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from Councillor Jackie Greenow, Senior Constable Mark Elliott – St Marys Police, Sergeant Natasha Crawford – Penrith Police, Andrew Rohan MP – Member for Smithfield, Adam Wilkinson – Engineering Services Manager, Daniel Davidson – Road Safety Co‑ordinator.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 2 May 2011

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 2 May 2011 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Liveable City

 

1        Major Traffic Facilities Program 2011/2012                                                                   

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Major Traffic Facilities Program 2011/2012 be received.

2.     The following projects listed for construction under the 2011/2012 Major Traffic Facilities Program be noted:

a.   Derby Street/Colless Street, Penrith – pedestrian facility

b.   Lawson Street/Belmore Street, Penrith – pedestrian facility

c.   Debrincat Avenue/Maple Road, North St Marys – raised threshold

d.   The Northern Road/Andromeda Drive, Cranebrook – median island

e.   Belair Road/Panorama Road, Lemongrove – traffic calming

f.    York Road/Preston Street, Penrith – splitter islands

g.   Laycock Street near Waterford Way, Cranebrook – pedestrian refuge.

3.     If the detailed cost estimates for projects are above that listed in the table, the lower ranked projects be deferred to future programs.

4.     All designs be referred back to the Local Traffic Committee for endorsement prior to construction.

 

 

2        Saddington Street, St Marys - Proposed Load Limit                                                     

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Saddington Street, St Marys - Proposed Load Limit be received.

2.     A load limit on Saddington Street, St Marys not be endorsed.

3.     The Roads and Traffic Authority and Universal Publishers (Truckies UBD) be notified of Council’s resolution.

 

3        Waterford Way, Glenmore Park - Sight Distance Issues                                               

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Waterford Way, Glenmore Park - Sight Distance Issues be received.

2.     The existing intersection configuration of Waterford Way and Lakewood Terrace, Glenmore Park remain unchanged as it complies with Roads and Traffic Authority guidelines.

3.     Councillor Tanya Davies and the resident be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

4        Railway Street, Rance Road & Kazanis Court, Werrington - Endorsement of Signage Plan for Werrington Railway Station Street Furniture Upgrade                                          

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Railway Street, Rance Road & Kazanis Court, Werrington - Endorsement of Signage Plan for Werrington Railway Station Street Furniture Upgrade be received.

 

2.     The regulatory signage shown on plans prepared by Worley Parsons Drg No CCPIP-0849-CI-0010 Rev 0 dated 01.03.11 and Drg No CCPIP-0849-CI-0020 Rev 01 dated 15.04.11 (with amendments in red) be endorsed subject to separate approval from the Roads and Traffic Authority with regard to permissive parking signs at nominated railway stations.

3.     The supply and installation of all signage associated with the proposal be at no cost to Council.

4.     All signage be manufactured and installed in accordance with Australian Standards, and all signposts be 60mm outside diameter to fit Council’s standard sign brackets.

5.     All signage be protected with an anti-graffiti coating prior to installation.

6.     The Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council’s resolution and requested to contact Council’s City Works Department with regard to installation requirements and pole sizes.

 

 

5        Park Avenue Kingswood - Proposed Provision of "Taxi Zone" & "No Parking" Restrictions                                                                                                                         

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Park Avenue Kingswood - Proposed Provision of "Taxi Zone" & "No Parking" Restrictions be received.

2.     The regulatory signage, as shown on plans prepared by Worley Parsons Drg No CCPIP-0852-CI-0020 Rev 0 dated 01.03.11 (as amended in red) be endorsed.

3.     The supply and installation of all signage associated with the proposal be at no cost to Council.

4.     All signage be manufactured and installed in accordance with Australian Standards, and all signposts be 60mm outside diameter to fit Council’s standard sign brackets.

5.     All signage be protected with an anti-graffiti coating prior to installation.

6.     The Transport Construction Authority be advised of Council’s resolution and requested to contact Council’s City Works Department with regard to installation requirements and pole sizes.

 

 

6        Wilson Street, St Marys - Proposed Provision of "No Parking" Restrictions              

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Wilson Street, St Marys - Proposed Provision of "No Parking" Restrictions be received.

2.     “No Stopping” restrictions be provided across the length of the layback, approximately 5m, along the northern-side of Wilson Street, St Marys approximately 100m east of the intersection of Pages Road and Wilson Street.

3.     Council’s Recreation Manager and City Works Manager be advised of Council’s resolution and requested to forward the information on to the ground managers and users with regard to the  location of the emergency access point.

 

7        Surveyors Creek Bridge, Glenmore Park - Signage & Linemarking Plan Approval 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Surveyors Creek Bridge, Glenmore Park - Signage & Linemarking Plan Approval be received.

2.     Council confirm approval for the Signage & Linemarking Plan (Reference No. 8983/CC304 by JW Prince dated 7 December 2010), associated with the Surveyors Creek Bridge, Glenmore Park.

 

 

8        Thurston Street, Penrith - Road Safety Concerns                                                          

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Thurston Street, Penrith - Road Safety Concerns be received.

2.     The project for mid-block traffic calming improvements in Thurston Street, Penrith be entered into Council’s Traffic Facility Prioritisation Process.  When the project receives priority against other listed sites, Council’s Design Co-ordinator be requested to prepare a design for the location, with a further report submitted to the Local Traffic Committee for design plan consideration.

3.     Councillor Presdee and the head petitioner be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

9        St Marys Spring Festival & Street Parade - Traffic Management Plan                       

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on St Marys Spring Festival & Street Parade - Traffic Management Plan be received.

2.     The Traffic Management Plan for the Class 2 Special Event pursuant to Roads and Traffic Authority’s (RTA) Guidelines for Special Events Version 3.4 August 2006, for the St Marys Spring Festival and Street Parade on 3 September 2011  be endorsed, subject to the following conditions:

(a)  The event applicant be advised that this is a Class 2 Event under the Roads and Traffic Authority’s “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, and that all conditions and requirements specified in the Guide must be complied with prior to the event.

(b)  Approval be given for the temporary closure of roads listed in the report for the duration of the event.

(c)  A Traffic Management Plan including a Risk Management Plan be lodged by the event applicant with the Roads and Traffic Authority for approval, prior to the event.  A copy of the Roads and Traffic Authority approval must be submitted to Council prior to the event.

(d) The event applicant obtain separate approval from the NSW Police and submit a Schedule 1 form under the Summary Offences Act to the NSW Police prior to the event.  A copy of the NSW Police approval must be submitted to Council prior to the event.

(e)  The event applicant submit to Council a copy of Public Liability Insurance (usually a Certificate of Currency) of minimum $10 million, prior to the event.  In addition, the event applicant indemnify Council in writing against all claims for damage and injury which may result from the proposed event.

(f)  A detailed Traffic Control Plan shall be prepared by a qualified and certified professional and submitted to Council, the Roads and Traffic Authority and NSW Police prior to the event.  The Traffic Control Plan shall detail how a minimum 4.0m emergency lane is maintained at all times during the event.

(g)  The event applicant arrange to place barricades and provide Roads and Traffic Authority accredited Traffic Controllers where required by the approved Traffic Management Plan.  Where the Traffic Management and Traffic Control Plan indicate Traffic Controllers are to be used, all Traffic Controllers must have current Roads and Traffic Authority certification.

(h)  The event applicant must provide advice to Council prior to the event that the event addresses all requirements of the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 and the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2001.

(i)   The event applicant advertise the proposed temporary road closures in local newspapers a minimum of two weeks prior to the event, and provide variable message signs in appropriate locations a minimum of one week prior to the event, with the locations of the VMS boards submitted to Council for endorsement prior to their erection.  VMS boards should be located in accordance with the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Technical Direction TDT2002/11c.

(j)   The event applicant delivers an information letterbox drop and personal communication to all business proprietors, property owners/tenants, residents and other occupants in the affected streets two weeks prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements must be resolved by the applicant or referred back to Council for consideration.  Satisfactory arrangements must be made to address such concerns to allow the event to proceed.

(k)  Signposting advising the date and time of all closures be provided and erected by the event organiser two weeks prior to the event (the applicant to liaise with the Roads and Traffic Authority regarding size of sign and text height).  The organisers be requested to co-ordinate advisory signs, as required, with Council’s City Works Manager:

   for westbound traffic “Queen Street from Nariel Street to King Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, 3 September 2011 (7.00am–5.00pm)”.

   for eastbound traffic “Queen Street from Nariel Street to King Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, 3 September 2011 (7.00am–5.00pm)”.

The signs are to be placed on the Great Western Highway (on the concrete median and prior to Glossop Street for westbound traffic, and on the northern kerbside for eastbound traffic), approximately 50m from both approaches to Queen Street, at least two weeks before the Festival.

An additional sign is to be placed on Mamre Road for northbound traffic, approximately 50m on the approach to the Great Western Highway indicating “Queen Street from Nariel Street to King Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday, 3 September 2011 (7.00am–5.00pm)”.

(l)   The event organiser notify ambulance and fire brigade (NSW Fire Brigade and RFS) and SES for the proposed event and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the event.

(m) The event applicant notify private bus companies of the proposed event and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the event.  Bus companies shall be requested to advertise the changed route for affected buses at least one week prior to, and during, the event.

(n)  Should the consultation process resolve to temporarily relocate bus stops or bus routes that were not indicated in the original Traffic Management Plan, a further report will be required to be submitted to the next available Local Traffic Committee meeting.

(o)  The event applicant shall ensure that noise control measures are in place as required by the protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2000.

(p)  The event applicant is to ensure that participants obey road rules and Police directions during the event.

(q)  The applicant be advised of Council’s resolution.

(r)  Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

 

10      Glossop Street, St Marys - Request for Parking Restrictions                                        

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Glossop Street, St Marys - Request for Parking Restrictions be received.

2.     Parking restrictions immediately to the south of Adelaide Street not be supported at this time for sight distance and congestion, but that consideration be given to this locality as part of the next stage comprehensive review of Glossop Street, south of the railway line.

3.     To provide a consistent approach in parking restrictions, a review be undertaken of the parking restrictions in Glossop Street between Great Western Highway and the railway line.

4.     Community consultation with adjoining property owners be undertaken as part of the review.

5.     The results of the review and community consultation be reported back to the Local Traffic Committee.

6.     Councillors Allison and Greenow be advised of Council’s resolution.

7.     Housing NSW be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

11      DEFQON.1 Music Festival, Sydney International Regatta Centre - Saturday 17 September 2011                                                                                                                                     

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on DEFQON.1 Music Festival, Sydney International Regatta Centre - Saturday 17 September 2011 be received.

2.     The Traffic Management Plan for the Class 2 Special Event pursuant to Roads and Traffic Authority’s Guidelines for Special Events Version 3.4 August 2006, for the DEFQON.1 Music festival to be held on 17 September 2011  be endorsed, subject to the following conditions:

(a)  The event applicant be advised that this is a Class 2 Event under the Roads and Traffic Authority’s “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, and that all conditions and requirements specified in the Guide must be complied with prior to the event.

(b)  Approval be given for the temporary closures of roads listed in Traffic Management Plan, subject to Roads and Traffic Authority approval as required.

(c)  A Traffic Management Plan including a Risk Management Plan be lodged by the event applicant with the Roads and Traffic Authority for approval, prior to the event.  A copy of the Roads and Traffic Authority approval must be submitted to Council prior to the event.

(d) The event applicant obtain separate approval from the NSW Police and submit a Schedule 1 form under the Summary Offences Act to the NSW Police prior to the event.  A copy of the NSW Police approval must be submitted to Council prior to the event.

(e)  A detailed Traffic Control Plan shall be prepared by a qualified and certified professional and submitted to Council, the Roads and Traffic Authority and NSW Police prior to the event.  The Traffic Control Plan shall detail how a minimum 4.0m emergency lane is maintained at all times during the event.

(f)  The event applicant arrange to place barricades and provide Roads and Traffic Authority accredited Traffic Controllers where required by the approved Traffic Management Plan.  Where the Traffic Management and Traffic Control Plan indicate Traffic Controllers are to be used, all Traffic Controllers must have current Roads and Traffic Authority certification.

(g)  The event applicant must provide advice to Council prior to the event that the event addresses all requirements of the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 and the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2001.

(h)  The event applicant advertise the proposed temporary road closures in local newspapers a minimum of two weeks prior to the event, and provide Variable Message Signs in appropriate locations a minimum of one week prior to the event, with the locations of the VMS boards submitted to Council for endorsement prior to their erection.  VMS boards should be located in accordance with the Roads and Traffic Authority’s Technical Direction TDT2002/11c.

(i)   The event applicant deliver an information letterbox drop and personal communication to all business proprietors, property owners/tenants, residents and other occupants in the affected streets two weeks prior to the event.  Any concerns or requirements must be resolved by the applicant or referred back to Council for consideration.  Satisfactory arrangements must be made to address such concerns to allow the event to proceed.

(j)   The event organiser notify ambulance and fire brigade (NSW Fire Brigade and RFS) and SES for the proposed event and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the event.

(k)  The event applicant notify private bus companies of the proposed event and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the event.  Bus companies shall be requested to advertise the changed route for affected buses at least one week prior to, and during, the event.

(l)   Should the consultation process resolve to temporarily relocate bus stops or bus routes that were not indicated in the original Traffic Management Plan, a further report will be required to be submitted to the next available Local Traffic Committee meeting.  Temporary Mini-Loop Bus Service Stops on public roads shall be approved by the Roads and Traffic Authority.  In addition, lighting at these “Bus Stops” must be for pedestrian purposes and not affect drivers’ vision on adjacent public roads.  All proposed “Bus Stops” shall have appropriate facilities for people with disabilities.

(m) The event applicant shall ensure that noise control measures are in place as required by the protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2000.

(n)  The event applicant shall ensure that participants obey road rules and Police directions during the event.

(o)  Exclusive use of the car park on the northern side of Penrith Railway Station not be granted at this time due to the construction works in this area.  A further plan shall be developed by the applicant prior to the event that allows parking for commuter vehicles together with bus services for the event.  The plan is to be submitted to Council officers for endorsement.

(p)  The applicant be advised of Council’s resolution.

(q)  Council reserves the right to cancel this approval at any time.

 

3.     The event organisers be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

12      Glengarry Drive & Ridgetop Drive, Glenmore Park - Roundabout Improvement Works  

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Glengarry Drive & Ridgetop Drive, Glenmore Park - Roundabout Improvement Works be received.

2.     The construction of two splitter islands at the intersection of Glengarry Drive and Ridgetop Drive, Glenmore Park, including all associated linemarking and signage as per Plan No. AG 139 be finalised and endorsed, with funding available under the 2010/11 Roads and Traffic Authority Block Grant.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1          Regulus Street, Erskine Park – Road Safety & Speeding Concerns  (Raised Councillor Malkoc)     

Councillor Marko Malkoc, at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 27 June 2011, raised safety concerns on behalf of the resident of 54 Regulus Street, Erskine Park.  It is claimed that on Sunday morning just after midnight on 19 June 2011, a car travelling down Regulus Street towards Chameleon Drive crashed into the front of the subject house causing extensive damage to the property.

 

 

The resident also claims that approximately six years ago, in a similar situation, a car driving in the same direction crashed into a company car which was parked outside their house, writing it off.  This accident has been confirmed on Council’s accident database.  Penrith Council undertook a survey of the speed used by traffic on the street following this crash, however found no evidence of speeding traffic based on the 85% speed.

 

St Marys Police attended the recent incident with the event number being 45350151.  The resident has the support of the surrounding neighbours in this matter.

 

Council officers have now conducted an initial site inspection and accident analysis.  Tyre tracking and damaged retaining wall was evident on site.  Traffic speed and volume classifiers will now be installed to collect information on vehicle speeds, as our previous data for Regulus Street was collected in 2006.  Remedial action will be sought at the site, in conjunction with Police crash information when it is made available, with a further report to be submitted to the Local Traffic Committee.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information be noted.

 

 

GB 2          Wilson Street, St Marys – Truck Parking  (Raised Member for Mulgoa)            

Councillor Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa raised concerns on behalf of a resident regarding trucks parking in Wilson Street, St Marys on the north side opposite Cook Park where there is an existing “No Parking” area.  Concerns were also raised regarding speeding vehicles and a request for the provision of 50km/h speed limit signs.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    Council’s Ranger Services Section be requested to investigate the site regarding trucks being parked illegally.

2.    Council request the Roads and Traffic Authority to provide additional 50km/h speed limit signs in Wilson Street, St Marys.

3.    Councillor Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

GB 3          Durham Street/Melbourne Street, Oxley Park – Vehicles Failing to Stop at “Stop” Sign  (Raised Member for Mulgoa)                                                                                             

Councillor Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa raised concerns on behalf of residents regarding vehicles failing to stop completely at the “Stop” sign in Durham Street, at the intersection with Melbourne Street, Oxley Park.

LTC Comment

The Penrith Police representative advised that this intersection is a high priority patrol location and is rostered regularly.  Police also advised that during each patrol, several infringement notices are issued for failing to stop at the sign.

RECOMMENDED that the Committee note the information.

 

 

GB 4          Glossop Street, St Marys – Truck Noise  (Raised Member for Mulgoa)               

Councillor Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa raised concerns on behalf of a resident regarding truck noise during the early hours of the morning and late in the evening on Glossop Street, St Marys.  The Member for Mulgoa requested information regarding any time limits for heavy vehicles.  Council’s Road Network Services Engineer advised that Glossop Street is a Regional road, designed to cater for heavy vehicles and is also a Collector road between the M4 and Dunheved Industrial Estate.  As such, there are no limits on trucks or times on Glossop Street, St Marys.

RECOMMENDED that the information be noted.

 

 

GB 5          Great Western Highway, Kingswood – Proposed Median Fence  (Raised Representative for the Member for Penrith)                                                                                

The Representative for the Member for Penrith asked whether the median fence which is proposed to be built by the Transport Construction Authority (TCA) as part of their Kingswood Railway Station Street Furniture Upgrade on the Great Western Highway at Kingswood, should have been considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee.  Council’s Road Network Services Engineer advised that the Great Western Highway is a State road under the control and management of the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA).  This Local Traffic Committee has delegations from the RTA to make decisions on certain classifications of roads, ie, local and Regional, but not on State roads.  Council officers are working separately with the RTA and the TCA with regard to the fence that is proposed to be built by the TCA.

The RTA representative advised that the proposed fence was identified by the TCA as part of their road safety audit.

RECOMMENDED that the Committee note the information.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 10:45am.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 4 July, 2011 be adopted.

 

 

  



DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

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A Leading City

 

1        Congratulations to recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours

 

2        Commemorating Penrith City Council's 140th anniversary celebrations

 

3        Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

 

4        Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2011/2012

 

5        Pecuniary Interest Returns

 

6        2011 Local Government Association Conference                                                            32

 

7        Loan Borrowing Program

 

8        Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 and Agency Collection Methods

         

 

A City of Opportunities

 

9        Progress Report - Bicentenary of the First Crossing of the Blue Mountains - 2013

 

10      Variation of 88b restriction and approval of Development Application DA11/0132 for proposed inground swimming pool at Lot 27 DP 270417 (No. 52) Portrush Crescent, Luddenham Applicant: Better Pools and Spas;  Owner: J & M Walsh and M Macri and L Delaney

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

A Green City

 

11      Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11

 

A Liveable City

 

12      Pathway construction along Haynes Street, Penrith from No. 17-25 to Thurston Street

 

13      Pathway construction along Barber Avenue, Penrith

 

 

14      Tender Reference 21-10/11, Roof Replacement and Rectification at Ripples Aquatic Centre

 

15      Nation Building Black Spot Program 2011/2012 - Funding Confirmation

  

 


A Leading City

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Congratulations to recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours

 

2        Commemorating Penrith City Council's 140th anniversary celebrations

 

3        Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

 

4        Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2011/2012

 

5        Pecuniary Interest Returns

 

6        2011 Local Government Association Conference                                                            32

 

7        Loan Borrowing Program

 

8        Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 and Agency Collection Methods

  

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Leading City

 

 

1

Congratulations to recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours   

 

Compiled by:               Finola Methven, Team Administrator- Communications

Authorised by:            Brian Steffen, Group Manager - Information & Customer Relations  

 

Objective

We demonstrate leadership, foster resilience and tenacity, and encourage innovation

Community Outcome

A Regional City that provides our jobs, education, services and entertainment (1)

Strategic Response

Share aspirations and work together to grow Penrith as a Regional City (1.2)

       

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to acknowledge and congratulate the recipients of the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

 

Background

Council wishes to congratulate Charles Boyter OAM, Dr Harley Roberts OAM, Senior Sergeant Peter James Davis APM and John Leslie Tapper AFSM, who were selected for the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

 

This is a fine honour and distinguishes them as role models for this City, together with prior recipients. 

 

Penrith resident Charles Boyter OAM has delighted generations of audiences as a country music entertainer for more than 40 years. Mr Boyter, known to fans as ‘Charley’, has recorded six albums and featured on more than 50 of Slim Dusty’s albums as his band’s guitarist and backing singer. He has also toured with country music legends including Jimmy Little and Gordon Parsons. Mr Boyter is honoured for his significant contributions to Penrith’s performing arts, which have inspired many musicians and which listeners continue to enjoy.

 

Dr Roberts OAM has made outstanding contributions to women’s health in our region. Coming to the Nepean Hospital as a visiting Medical Officer in 1966, Dr Roberts went on to become Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology there from 1971 to 1991. Dr Roberts also played an instrumental role in establishing the Nepean Hospital’s Perinatal Ultrasound Department in the early 1990s. He has also shared his knowledge with others as Consultant and teacher until 2009.   

 

Senior Sergeant Davis APM is a distinguished member of the NSW Police Force, who joined as a trainee and has spent 20 years as a dedicated weapons trainer. Senior Sergeant Davis’ tactical and weapons expertise, which has helped protect Penrith City and other NSW communities, has established him as a leader in this field within the NSW Police Force. Stationed in Penrith from 1984, Senior Sergeant Davis performed General Duties here and later at St Marys, before becoming a weapons trainer at Penrith. In 1997, Senior Sergeant Davis took on the role of Team Leader for Weapons and Tactics, Policy and Review within Operational Skills Command, and in 2004 assumed his current rank. Senior Sergeant Davis APM is a highly respected figure in our community and Council congratulates him on receiving this honour.

 

Since joining Fire and Rescue NSW in 1974, Mr John Tapper AFSM has made a lasting impact on our State’s handling of emergencies. His 37 years of service are a shining example in a field where workers put themselves at risk to help members of the community in need and distress. For 25 years, Mr Tapper specialised in hazardous material incidents and breathing apparatus. Thanks to his incredible experience and initiative, he has enhanced organisations’ preparedness for critical incidents involving chemical, biological and radiological threats.       

 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients for their remarkable achievements. Council is thankful for your wonderful contributions, which greatly enrich our community.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Congratulations to recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours be received.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Leading City

 

 

2

Commemorating Penrith City Council's 140th anniversary celebrations   

 

Compiled by:               Lorraine Stacker, Information Librarian - Research Services

Authorised by:            Colin Stevenson, Library Services Manager   

 

Objective

We demonstrate leadership, foster resilience and tenacity, and encourage innovation

Community Outcome

A Regional City that provides our jobs, education, services and entertainment (1)

Strategic Response

Share aspirations and work together to grow Penrith as a Regional City (1.2)

       

 

Background

Penrith City Council is proud to celebrate its 140th anniversary as a local government authority this month. To commemorate this milestone, Council is retracing its history in a display outside the Council Chambers. Prepared by Council’s research librarians, the display will subsequently be exhibited at Penrith City’s Central Library beside the Civic Centre.

 

Council conducted its first meeting on the morning of 18 July 1871 at an unrecorded location.

John Price, the local undertaker, was appointed clerk, becoming Council’s first employee with an annual salary of £70. Mr Price was directed to be in attendance at Chambers each Monday and Thursday afternoon to transact Council business. James Tobias (Toby) Ryan of Emu Plains and T R Smith were appointed to undertake valuations of the 413 properties in the district so as to ensure an ongoing income for Council.

The first Council Chambers were established in rented premises on the corner of Doonmore and High Streets. Owned by Lucy Elliott, the premises were leased at £30 a year until September 1878.

 

At its initial meetings, attendees sought to establish the machinery of local government. Consequently, by-laws were drafted and various committees were created, including the Improvement Committee, Finance Committee and Works Committee.  It was also decided that ratepayers would be taxed at five per cent or one shilling in the pound on the assessed value of their properties. At this time, Council’s corporate seal was also purchased for a total of five guineas.

 

By August 1871, Council had adopted its by-laws and the valuers had completed their assessments. Mr Price was directed at the 14 September meeting to transcribe the completed assessments into the assessment book. After an appeals process, the assessments were signed off by Mayor Riley, and the corporate seal attached. 

 

Council drew up an estimated expenditure for its first year and arranged a bond with the Bank of New South Wales until an income from rates was received. Rates made up half of Council’s income. The remainder included an endowment from the State Government, £5 from fines and tolls, and another £5 from voluntary contributions. Council’s estimated expenditure was £820. This included salaries and office expenditure of £120, expenditure on Penrith roads of £300 and a further £200 each on Mulgoa and Castlereagh Roads.

 

Council is proud to celebrate this vivid ancestry and to encourage interest in its development as part of its 140th anniversary celebrations.   

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Commemorating Penrith City Council's 140th anniversary celebrations be received.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Leading City

 

 

3

Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy   

 

Compiled by:               Walter Sinnadurai, Transportation Planner

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager  

 

Objective

We demonstrate leadership, foster resilience and tenacity, and encourage innovation

Community Outcome

A Regional City that provides our jobs, education, services and entertainment (1)

Strategic Response

Share aspirations and work together to grow Penrith as a Regional City (1.2)

       

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to present Council with the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy for consideration and endorsement for exhibition.

 

The draft of the Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy included a range of short, medium and long-term actions that will be investigated and implemented to ensure appropriate management of Council’s car parking facilities now and into the future.  The Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy will be one of several implementation tools aimed at achieving the overarching objectives of the Penrith City Centre Strategy.

 

Background

Council previously adopted the Penrith City Centre Strategy in 2006, a ten-step strategy, in which Step 7 focussed on “Managing Parking and Improving Access”.

 

At the Councillor Briefing on 23 May 2011 and previously at the City Centres Working Party meeting on 23 August 2010, details of the investigations into transport and parking were considered for the City Centre.  These briefings outlined a range of principles and strategies to adhere to, and a range of actions (existing and proposed) in respect of the Access, Transport and Parking Strategy.  The proposed principles and actions aligned with Step 7 of the Penrith City Centre Strategy.

 

Planning and Strategies

 

The Penrith City Centre Strategy was adopted by Council in 2006 to provide a context for a new LEP and DCP and other policies.  The Strategy, encapsulated by a ten-step framework, provides a set of integrated actions to make the Penrith City Centre a better place for people to live, work and recreate.  Step 7 of the Strategy “Managing Parking and Improving Access” specifically deals with the Centre’s future access, transport and car parking improvements.  Importantly, the Council adopted vision and strategies underpin the development of the Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy and the recommended actions.

 

A significant part of the Strategy focussed on improving how people access and move around the City Centre by walking, cycling, public transport and private cars.  In relation to the use of cars, the issue of where and how to park unoccupied cars was also acknowledged.

 

In March 2010, the City Centres Working Party provided “in principle” support for two access, transport and car parking related issues as part of its consideration of the future urban form of the City Centres, that is:

 

location of future multi-decked car parks in Union Road, Judges Place and Soper Place;

creation of a number of new roads and lanes to improve accessibility.

 

These infrastructure items have been incorporated into the traffic modelling for the Penrith City Centre Transport Management Study currently under way.

 

Principles

 

At its meeting of 23 August 2010, the City Centres Working Party was presented with background information relevant to the Penrith City Centre Vision, in particular current and future car parking challenges and opportunities.  The report established a set of key principles which would drive the development of strategies and actions aimed at delivering specific outcomes.  The access, transport and car parking strategies and actions described in Step 7 “Managing Parking and Improving Access” section of the Strategy are underpinned by the following key principles:

 

1.   Car parking on and off-street should be managed to ensure efficient use of short-term, medium-term and all-day parking through appropriate time limits, pricing mechanisms and regulation of same;

2.   Cars should be stored in multi-decked car parks on the periphery rather than in surface level car parks to meet demand from new development;

3.   Public transport to and within the City Centre should be frequent, reliable, clean, safe and visible to reduce car parking demand;

4.   Pedestrian priority should be maintained on all streets;

5.   Access is based on a logical and well defined street hierarchy;

6.   Cycle access is encouraged by a safe, legible network of pathways to the Centre with cycle parking facilities at destinations.

 

These principles recognise that planning for the growth and development of the Penrith City Centre requires a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the existing traffic and car parking pressures whilst fostering long term changes in how people access it.  It is clear that if we want a sustainable Centre over the long term, we need to start shifting the balance from private car use to alternative modes of transport.

 

The report to the City Centres Working Party on 23 August 2010 established principles and actions that should be adhered to in planning for the short, medium and long-term challenge of providing appropriate and feasible options for access, transport and car parking in the City Centre.  The issue of car parking is dealt with firstly and is followed by longer-term options for reducing reliance on access to the City Centre by private cars through diversifying the options for people accessing the City Centre via non-car means.

 

Balance – Commuter/Employee/Shopper

Car parking within the Penrith City Centre is utilised by a number of stakeholders including commuters, employees, shoppers and visitors.  Maintaining the balance in terms of parking provisions, access, restrictions and location is vitally important.

 

Currently, the daily influx of vehicles into the City Centre occurs in three distinctive ways.  The first influx of vehicles relates to commuters boarding trains to access Sydney, Parramatta and beyond.  These commuters seek all-day parking provisions in close proximity to Penrith Station.  The second influx of vehicles relates to the employees of businesses within the City Centre and these drivers tend to seek all-day parking provisions in close proximity to their place of employment.  The third and final wave relates to the shoppers and visitors to the City Centre and this wave generally extends across the entire day and it is these vehicle drivers that seek out time restricted parking areas in close proximity to the City Centre or their place of business.

 

In terms of timing, as the commuters enter the City Centre first, they tend to get first choice on the priority all-day spaces with the workers being then offered second options on the remaining available all-day spaces, and thirdly the shoppers and visitors utilise the remaining spaces across the day.  It is acknowledged that in some areas these overlap and competing needs are in conflict with one another.

 

Importantly, balancing the needs and expectations of all stakeholders within the prevailing parking areas is critical.  Strategies and actions defined within the Car Parking Strategy seek to balance these competing needs within a limited framework.

 

Car Parking Provisions

 

The availability of car parking both on and off-street is an issue that has a major influence on the City’s urban form and in the longer term, its vitality and viability.  Surface level car parking breaks up the urban environment, increases distances between shops and services, prevents integrated development and generally presents an unattractive landscape.  It is not economically or practically feasible to continue to provide expansive surface level car parks in the City Centre.

 

Clearly, an alternative approach is required that meets the need for additional car parking to service new development.  A strategic multi-decked car park network combined with better management of all on and off-street parking has previously been recommended to enhance the City’s urban form and improve its viability.  These facilities are, however, costly and work continues to find the appropriate funding model for the provision of multi-decked car parks and the related strategies to ensure their feasibility.

 

The City Centre has approximately 10,920 formal on and off-street car parking spaces, including North Penrith commuter car park.  Of these, approximately 10,075 are located off‑street in private and public car parks and approximately 845 are on-street (refer to Table 1 below).  The proportion of car parking is approximately 11% commuter, 62% private (33% Westfield Plaza), and 27% Council (Council car parks on-street and off-street).  Relevantly, it should be noted that only a quarter of the parking provided in the City Centre is owned and managed by Council.

 

TABLE 1

Prevailing Parking Provision

 

Management

%

Spaces

Commuter

11%

1,220

Council off-street

19%

2,051

Penrith Plaza

33%

3,594

Other private

29%

3,210

Council on-street

8%

845

Total

100%

10,920

 

         Source: Glazebrook (2006) and SKM (2004) and Parking & Traffic Consultants (2011)

 

As indicated, Council operates and manages approximately 27% of the parking numbers within the City Centre.  This is made up of 19% off-street and 8% on-street.  In respect of the off‑street public car parking areas, the proportion of different time limits is as follows:

 

·    10 minutes               -        1.7%                    (34)

·    1 hour                      -        4.0%                    (83)

·    2 hours                    -        33.1%                  (678)

·    3 hours                    -        12.5%                  (257)

·    all-day*                   -        48.7%                  (999)

*these figures include Soper Place Car Park

 

Additionally, the on-street parking spaces are predominantly time restricted, with variable time restrictions.

 

From these figures, and including the 845 on-street restricted car parking spaces, we can deduce that approximately 17% (ie, 1,897 out of 10,920) of all car parking spaces in the Penrith CBD are controlled by time restrictions, managed by Council.

 

Recent Additions to Car Parking Numbers

Recently, three temporary car parks were provided to assist with the demand generated by the last Christmas trading period, at Woodriff Gardens, Judges Place and Jane Street (Hickeys site).  The Judges Place and Jane Street temporary car parks provide about 140 additional spaces, and each remains in operation at this stage.  In addition, Council has provided temporary car parking areas at the Watchmaker’s site (PCYC) of approximately 130 spaces.

 

Last year (2010), during the Christmas period, four temporary car parks were provided to assist with the peak parking demand.  These include 120 spaces at Woodriff Gardens, 55 spaces at Judges Place, 50 spaces at Derby Street/Reserve Street, and 47 spaces within the Civic Centre Car Park.

 

Potential Risks to Parking Provisions

There are a number of short, medium and long-term potential risks to the parking provisions within the City Centre.  These include:

 

·  Belmore Street – potential loss of commuter parking as a result of the development of the Belmore Street bypass road;

·  Jane Street – potential loss of temporary parking facilities as a result of construction of the Jane Street extension;

·    private land – development of private lands currently used for temporary parking;

·  Council land – development of land currently containing temporary car parking, eg Watchmaker’s site, Reserve Street and Belmore Street.

 

Management Alternatives

 

A view is often expressed that car parking in the City Centre is inadequate.  Anecdotally, it has been reported that many of the time limited parking spaces in the Centre are occupied all‑day by the staff of nearby businesses that routinely rotate their vehicles to different parking spaces throughout the day to avoid penalties.  Another observation is that public spaces located within the basements of some developments to service clients of the businesses above, in some instances have been denied to the public either by being leased out to other businesses or strata titled and sold to other owners in the building.  It is not possible for Council to monitor or control this situation without substantial resources.

 

To address the issue of public car parking access restrictions in the basements of buildings, Council adopted in the current City Centre Development Control Plan a requirement for a maximum of 60% of the total number of parking spaces required by development to be provided on the site.  The balance of the total required number of spaces not provided on-site is subject to a contribution under the adopted Civic Improvements Plan for the City Centre.  This, over time, will enable funding to be directed towards the establishment of public multi‑decked car parks located on the periphery of the Centre.  These would be sited on existing Council owned car park land.

 

The multi-decked car parks could be owned and managed by Council, or potentially managed by a private company.  The cost of such a facility is approximately $25m for a 1,000 space car park.  Ideally, the multi-decked car park should be provided, if funding is available, ahead of development as a catalyst for growth in the City Centre and to ensure that developer contributions are spent in a timely manner.  Given the substantial costs involved, and the current deficit position with the City Centre Civic Improvement (S94) Plan, it is unlikely that Council will be able to provide such a facility in the short term.  However, it is important to continue to explore the range and combination of possible funding mechanisms which could be utilised to build future car parks over the medium to long term.  In addition to development contributions, this would include options such as public/private partnerships, loan borrowings, grants and paid parking schemes.

 

Paid Parking

 

A number of other regional centres have introduced paid parking schemes in an endeavour to optimise the availability and turnover of car parking, both on and off-street, particularly for short stay users.  It is also a positive mechanism for arresting over stay of parking restrictions, and can provide a catalyst for a shift toward greater public transport use.  Ideally, therefore, the introduction of paid parking would be in combination with public transport improvements, eg establishing a free shuttle bus service, which assists in moving people from peripheral car park locations to destinations within the Centre.

 

A paid parking scheme in the City Centre has the potential to provide a source of revenue for a range of transport and access initiatives.  The funds from paid parking could, by way of example, be paid into an Access and Parking Fund to finance pedestrian, cyclist and public transport facilities that reduce demand for car parking over time.  Although it is yet to be modelled, income from paid parking could also, in part, finance loans for a car park or attract an investor to fund a multi-decked car park or participate in a partnership with Council.  We will be further examining the options for a paid parking scheme in the short-term and will bring those results back for Council’s consideration.

 

Parking Management

 

Council’s Parking Officers have the daily responsibility for managing the Council free car parks and on-street parking in both the Penrith and St Marys Centres.  The officers also carry out a daily School Zone enforcement campaign at 74 schools within the Penrith area.  In addition, these officers patrol the Nepean Hospital precinct area (including Kingswood shopping strip and Barber Avenue), and Glenmore Park Town Centre, and carry out mobile patrols investigating parking complaints received from the general public.

 

Parking Officers patrol both Centres, however for safety reasons, it is necessary for the officers to operate in pairs, which impacts on the availability of officers to patrol all areas every day.  Parking patrols are conducted in such a way as to provide a visual presence, resulting in improved traffic management, vehicle turnover and therefore increased parking availability.

 

A well defined parking management regime is fundamentally aimed at ensuring the efficient and effective utilisation of our limited parking resource.  An appropriate regulatory regime will promote consistent turnover of vehicles within the City Centre which is vital for achieving a vibrant, active City Centre which drives economic growth.

 

Statistics indicate that in Allen Place (2P) and Edwards Place (3P) car parks, the level of over stay is significant.  In fact, approximately 22% of vehicles using Allen Place and 29% of vehicles using Edwards Place over stay the prevailing time restrictions.  Basic extrapolation of the data indicates that compliance with the time restrictions across each of these car park areas would likely result in approximately 273 additional parking opportunities in Allen Place and approximately 57 additional parking opportunities in Edwards Place.

 

Current Situation

The City Centres Working Party, at its meeting on 23 August 2010, provided in principle support to a range of principles and initiatives that required further investigation and discussion with key stakeholders.  Those identified principles and initiatives are the cornerstone of the draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy which is presented as an attachment to this report.

 

Discussions with the Working Party indicate that there was a strong desire to have further dialogue with both the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce (PVCC) and the Penrith City Centre Association (PCCA) to ensure critical partnerships are established as we go forward with the implementation of the proposed actions identified within the Car Parking Strategy.  To achieve appropriate levels of turnover, it is considered critical that Council identifies and investigates opportunities to provide additional long stay parking for vehicles.

 

Below is a summary of the recent work undertaken with respect to the development of the Car Parking Strategy and efforts made to address the above.

 

Partnerships

 

Over the past months, several meetings have been held with the PVCC and PCCA to discuss key principles that underpin the car parking strategy.  In particular, on-street and off-street parking management was discussed to ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of our limited parking resource, ensuring consistent and appropriate turnover of vehicles within the City Centre which is vital in achieving a vibrant, active City Centre which drives economic growth.

 

Both the PVCC and PCCA have provided in principle support to such initiatives.  They very much support Council efforts to optimise the efficiency and turnover of vehicles in existing time restricted areas which are close to the CBD.  Both the PVCC and the PCCA recognise that turnover of cars equates to financial turnover for business, and both organisations strongly support the regular and vigorous regulation of the public car parking areas.

 

Both the PVCC and the PCCA have also provided in principle support to promote, educate, and inform their respective membership regarding the proposed Council initiatives.

 

Public Car Parking Survey

 

Council engaged consultancy firm Parking and Traffic Consultants to undertake parking usage surveys at four key public car parks within the CBD, namely Union Road Car Park, Allen Place Car Park, Judges Place Car Park and Edwards Place Car Park.  These car parks were chosen as representative of the broader public car parking provision and provide a reasonable indication of parking demand and performance across the City Centre.  The purpose of these surveys was to ascertain the level of non-compliance with the signposted parking controls and time restrictions, as well as utilisation rates.  The survey was carried out every hour on a typical weekday (on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

 

The survey summary results for the car parks are shown in Table 2, below.

 

TABLE 2

Survey Summary Results for Car Parks

 

Parking

Area

Time

Restriction

Parking Capacity

Max.

Parked vehicles

Max.

Parked vehicles (%)

Max. Overstay Parking (%)

Union Road

3hr

172

169

98.3%

4%

Union Road

All-day

358

358

100%

N/A

Judges Place

1hr

71

65

91.5%

20%

Judges Place

2hr

141

126

89.4%

18%

Judges Place

All-day

232

229

98.7%

N/A

Allen Place

2hr

200

198

99.0%

22%

Edwards Place

3hr

85

85

100%

29%

 

The results of the surveys indicate a high degree of car park usage, with each car park achieving a peak accumulation of 90% or above for a significant proportion of the days surveyed.  The surveys also indicate that there is a high occupancy in all car parks between 7:00am and 9:00am, which coincides with the typical local workforce arrival period.

 

The demand for all-day parking is confirmed by the results of the unrestricted parking areas, both of which indicate a high level of vehicles being present for eight hours or more.  There is also a degree of all-day parking detected within the time limited areas.  The surveys reveal a significant level of non-compliance with the parking controls.  The percentage of over stay indicates that 4–29% of vehicles over stayed the signposted restrictions.

 

A closer examination of the results highlights several key points:

 

·    There is a significant portion of overstay parking in some of the critical time restricted areas;

·    There are a high number of all-day parking areas that show substantial turnover, indicating that these all-day spaces are being under-utilised;

·    There is a high proportion of all-day parked vehicles present at or before 8:00am, which may support anecdotal evidence that commuter parking is infiltrating out into the CBD parking areas.

 

Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

A copy of the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy is attached to this report.  The Strategy provides an overview of the prevailing parking conditions within the City Centre and establishes a set of guiding principles which are in line with the vision for the City Centre.  The Strategy is underpinned by a comprehensive suite of short, medium and long‑term strategies and actions.

 

The Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy is an all-encompassing framework designed to manage travel demand and access and parking within the City Centre to meet the adopted City Centre vision and strategies (in particular, Step 7 “Managing Parking & Improving Access”).  This comprehensive suite of actions is based around best practice principles for the management of access and parking in a city centre.

 

The key focus of the Strategy is:

 

Short-Term

Provide optimum utilisation of existing parking provisions.

 

Medium-Term

Provide parking and sustainable transport opportunities to manage the parking demand of a growing city.

 

Long-Term

Provide a comprehensive, integrated transport and parking system as a critical element in achieving the City’s Vision.

 

The suite of actions and initiatives identified within the Strategy are designed to achieve these goals over the short, medium and long-term.

 

As identified in the Strategy, Council is committed to establishing appropriate funding mechanisms, partnerships and initiatives required to implement these actions and achieve the prescribed outcomes.  Importantly, however, implementation will need to be considerate of contemporary budgetary constraints and opportunities.

 

The short-term actions identified in the Strategy which are suggested be pursued as a priority, include:

 

·    implementation of appropriate regulatory and parking management regime associated with restricted public car parking areas, ensuring the efficient and effective utilisation of our limited parking resource and the appropriate turnover of vehicles within the City Centre;

·    development and implementation of an information/communications strategy on car parking initiatives in consultation with both the PVCC and the PCCA;

·    reviewing the allocation and time restrictions of all public car parking areas (on-street and off-street);

·    monitoring of DCP provisions with respect to parking provisions for developments and adjusting as required;

·    lobbying State Government for improved public transport and shuttle bus services for the Penrith City Centre;

·    investigating opportunities for the introduction of a paid parking scheme.

 

Next Steps

 

Subject to Council’s endorsement of the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy, the Strategy will now be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.  A copy of the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy will be placed in the Civic Centre, Penrith Library, Queen Street Centre St Marys and on Council’s website.  At the end of the public exhibition period, a report (which will include a review of the submissions received) will be submitted to Council’s Ordinary Meeting for endorsement of the Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy is an all-encompassing framework designed to manage travel demand, access and parking within the City Centre to meet the adopted City Centre Vision and Strategies.  The draft Strategy includes a range of short, medium and long-term actions that will be investigated and implemented to ensure appropriate management of Council’s car parking facilities now and into the future.  The Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy will be one of several implementation tools aimed at achieving the overarching outcomes of the Penrith City Centre Strategy.  This report seeks support for placing the Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy be received.

2.     The Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1. View

Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

20 Pages

Attachment

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Leading City

 

 

4

Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2011/2012    

 

Compiled by:               Glenn Schuil, Senior Governance Officer

Authorised by:            Stephen Britten, Group Manager - Legal & Governance   

 

Objective

We demonstrate accountability, transparency and ethical conduct

Community Outcome

A Council that behaves responsibly and ethically (5)

Strategic Response

Champion accountability and transparency, and responsible and ethical behaviour (5.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

The NSW Local Government Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) is responsible for making annual determinations of maximum and minimum fees payable to Mayors and Councillors in NSW and for reviewing categories of Councils every three years.

 

The last review of categories took place in 2009 and the next review of categories will take place in 2012. Penrith City Council is currently categorised as a “Metropolitan Major” Council as is Blacktown City Council. It is interesting to note that the determination for the remuneration of those Councillors that fall within the next highest Category of “Major City” (and there are three Councils that fall within this Category, being Newcastle City Council, Parramatta City Council and Wollongong City Council) are the same as the two Councils that are in the Category “Metropolitan Major”.

 

The Tribunal has advised that a total of 16 submissions were received from individual councils, in addition to a submission that was received from the Local Government & Shires Associations concerning the fees for 2011/2012. Penrith City Council did not make a submission. As in the past, the submission from the LGSA recommended that the fees be set as a percentage of the annual salary paid to NSW Members of Parliament. The majority of the individual Councils supported an increase in the fees payable to Mayors and Councillors, and put forward the following reasons in support of an increase: workload, complexity of issues, training and development and expenses.

 

The Tribunal has determined that an increase of 4.2% is appropriate for Mayors and Councillors for 2011/2012.

 

On 22 June 2011 the NSW State Government passed the Parliamentary, Local Council and Public Sector Executives Remuneration Legislation Amendment Act 2011.  The effect of the amendment is that future remuneration increases from 1 July 2012 for Mayors and Councillors will be restricted to no more than 2.5% per annum (similar to the remuneration for members of Parliament, public sector executives etc).

 

 

 

 

Background

The Tribunal is constituted in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The Tribunal is responsible for categorising each Council for the purpose of determining the minimum and maximum fees payable to Mayors and Councillors in each Category.

 

The Tribunal is required to make an annual determination by no later than 1 May each year, which takes effect from 1 July in that year.

 

Section 239 of the Local Government Act 1993 also requires that the Tribunal must determine Categories of Councils and Mayoral offices at least once every 3 years.

 

In 2009, the Tribunal undertook a review of categories and found that there was no strong case to significantly alter the current categories of Mayoral offices and Councillor. The Tribunal did however decide to apply descriptive titles to each of the categories rather than continuing with the numbering of Categories. The descriptive title given to Penrith City Council (and Blacktown City Council) is “Metropolitan Major” (instead of 1A) being “a Council that has a residential population greater than 250,000 or has another special feature of section 240 [of the Act] which the Tribunal considers distinguishes it from other Metropolitan Councils”.

 

Current 2011 Review

On 8 November 2010 the Tribunal wrote to all Mayors advising of the commencement of the 2011 annual review of the minimum and maximum fee levels for each category. At this time the Tribunal also advised that it would not be reviewing the categories during the review. The Tribunal advised that the next review of categories was scheduled to take place during the 2012 review.

 

The Local Government and Shires Associations made a submission to the Tribunal seeking a substantial increase in the fees for Mayors and Councillors for 2011. As in submissions made in previous years, the Associations have drawn a nexus between the roles and responsibilities of Councillors and MPs. The Associations have argued that it is reasonable to request that Mayoral and Councillor remunerations be calculated as a percentage of MP salaries. In essence, the Association’s proposal was as follows:

 

·    A Mayoral fee based on a benchmark of 80% of a State Member of Parliament’s salary for Mayor’s of both Metropolitan Major and Major City categories; and

 

·    A Councillor fee of 50% of the Mayoral fee, or 40% of a State Member of Parliament’s salary for Councillors of both Metropolitan Major and Major City categories.

 

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for 2011

On 28 April 2011 the Tribunal released its Report and determination on the maximum and minimum amounts of fees to be paid to Mayors, Councillors and Chairpersons for the ensuing year (1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012). A full copy of the Tribunal’s Report and determination can be found in the attachment to this Report.

 

The Tribunal has advised that it received 16 submissions from individual Councils (in addition to the submission received from the Associations). The Tribunal’s Report highlights that the majority of the submissions supported an increase in the fees payable to Mayors and Councillors. The submissions addressed the following issues:-

 

·    Workload

·    Complexity of issues

·    Training and development

·    Expenses

·    Categorisation

 

The Tribunal did not support the case advanced by the Associations that the fees for Mayors and Councillors should be set as a percentage of the salary of a Member of Parliament. The Tribunal has stated that after taking into consideration key economic factors and the views of the Associations that an increase of 4.2% in the fees for Mayors and Councillors is appropriate.

 

Mayor and Councillor Fees for 2011/2012

The Council’s Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors (Section 252 Policy) states that “Council will determine annually the fee to be paid to the Mayor in accordance with section 249 of the Local Government Act 1993. This fee, which is in addition to the Councillor’s fee, will be paid to the Mayor monthly in arrears”. In respect of the Deputy Mayor the Council’s Policy states “Council will determine annually the fee paid to the Deputy Mayor in accordance with section 249 (5) of the Local Government Act 1993. This fee, which is to be deducted from the Mayor’s fee, is in addition to the Councillor’s fee”.

 

The Tribunal does not set a fee for a Deputy Mayor, however it has been the Council’s practice to remunerate the Deputy Mayor by allocating 20% of the Mayor’s fee to the Deputy Mayor, in addition to the fee paid to the Deputy Mayor as a Councillor.

 

It has been the Council’s practice to remunerate Councillors at the maximum fee level, and the Budget for Councillor fees for the Operational Plan for 2011/2012 are based on this practice continuing.

 

The Tribunal has determined the following range of fees for the Category of “Metropolitan Major” Councils (Blacktown and Penrith):

 

Councillor Annual Fee – Minimum $15,110 & Maximum of $24,960

Mayor Additional fee* - Minimum $32,140 & Maximum of $72,710

*This fee must be paid in addition to the Mayor as a Councillor

 

Mayor and Councillor Fees for 2012/2013

On 22 June 2011 the NSW State Government passed the Parliamentary, Local Council and Public Sector Executives Remuneration Legislation Amendment Act 2011.  The effect of the amendment is that future remuneration increases for Mayors and Councillors will be restricted by no more than 2.5% per annum (similar to the remuneration for members of Parliament, public sector executives etc).

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2011/2012 be received.

2.     The fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors for 2011/2012 be set at the maximum level permitted.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Report & Determination of the Local Government Remuneration Tribunal

12 Pages

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Pecuniary Interest Returns   

 

Compiled by:               Adam Beggs, Governance Officer

Authorised by:            Glenn Schuil, Senior Governance Officer  

 

Objective

We demonstrate accountability, transparency and ethical conduct

Community Outcome

A Council that behaves responsibly and ethically (5)

Strategic Response

Base our decisions on research, evidence, and our responsibility to anticipate harm before it occurs (5.2)

       

 

Executive Summary

Chapter 14 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (the Act) concerns “Honesty and Disclosure of Interests” and requires all elected members and designated persons to complete an initial Pecuniary Interest Return, and every year thereafter, an Annual return.

Designated persons include the General Manager, other senior staff and staff holding a position identified by the Council as a position of a designated person because it involves the exercise of certain functions such as regulatory or contractual functions.

First returns have to be completed within three months of becoming a Councillor or designated person.  The returns listed in this report have been lodged prior to the due date for the receipt of the returns.

Current Situation

Section 450A of the Act deals with the registration and tabling of returns lodged by Councillors and designated persons.

A register of all returns lodged by Councillors and designated persons in accordance with the Act is currently kept by Council as required by this part of the Act.

A list of the pecuniary interest returns lodged by Councillors and designated persons must be tabled at a Council Meeting.

With regard to Section 450A(2)(a) the following first pecuniary interest returns have been lodged:

Name

Position

Due Date

Date Lodged

Tania Shephard

Principal Planner

23 May 2011

21 May 2011

 

Kunasingham Sivakumar

Project Engineer

21 June 2011

1 June 2011

Barbara Magee

Corporate Communications and Marketing Officer

4 July 2011

20 June 2011

Amjad Maaya  

Senior Works Coordinator

28 June 2011

18 May 2011

Fred Shockair

Senior Engineer – Major Developments

9 August 2011

16 June 2011

 

The returns have been lodged prior to the due date for the receipt of the returns, and are kept in a register held by the Senior Governance Officer. The documents are available for inspection in accordance with Chapter 4, Part 2 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and are tabled in accordance with the Act.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Pecuniary Interest Returns be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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2011 Local Government Association Conference       

 

Compiled by:               Adam Beggs, Acting Senior Governance Officer

Authorised by:            Stephen Britten, Group Manager - Legal & Governance  

 

Objective

We demonstrate accountability, transparency and ethical conduct

Community Outcome

A Council that behaves responsibly and ethically (5)

Strategic Response

Champion accountability and transparency, and responsible and ethical behaviour (5.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

The Local Government Association of NSW (LGA) will hold its Annual Conference in Shoalhaven from 23 - 26 October 2011.

 

Council is entitled to nominate seven (7) Councillors as voting delegates to attend the Conference, as well as including other Councillors as observers.

 

It is Council’s practice to sponsor up to three observers chosen by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) to attend the Conference.

 

The report recommends that Council nominate its seven (7) voting delegates and other Councillor observers, and sponsor up to three (3) Aboriginal observers, nominated by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, to attend the Conference.  

Background

The Local Government Association of NSW (LGA) will hold its Annual Conference in Shoalhaven from 23 - 26 October 2011. It is intended that at this years conference that an update will be provided on the movement towards One Association, acknowledging the need for one voice to be representing Local Government in NSW

 

Over the years, Council has been very successful at influencing the development of statewide LGA policy, particularly in the areas of planning, the environment, community planning, fire and emergency services, roads and transport and rating policy.

 

Delegates

Council now needs to select delegates to represent Penrith at the upcoming Conference, according to the following population and category criteria as laid out in the Constitution of the Association.

 

Group No.

Population

Delegates

1

Less than 10,000

1

2

10,000 – 20,000

2

3

20,000 – 50,000

3

4

50,000 – 100,000

4

5

100,000 – 150,000

5

6

Over 150,000

7

7

County Councils and Associate Members

2

8

Aboriginal Land Council

 27 *

( * A maximum of three delegates from any one Region as determined by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 )

 

In determining populations, the Association uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics publication 3218.0 (latest figures 2009-10). As Penrith City has a population of 186,221, it falls into Group 6 and is entitled to seven (7) voting delegates.

 

Other Delegates and Observers

In past years, because a number of Penrith City Councillors have also represented either the Executive of the LGA or other industry organisations such as the Hawkesbury River County Council, delegate numbers have been as high as 10. Council has also included Councillors as observers to the Conference in addition to its voting delegates.

 

In 2010 Council’s seven (7) voting delegates were Councillors Ross Fowler OAM, Marko Malkoc, Ben Goldfinch, Greg Davies, Kaylene Allison, Karen McKeown and Robert Ardill. Councillors Kath Presdee and John Thain attended the 2010 LGA Conference as observers.

 

In 2010, for the tenth year, Council sponsored up to three observers chosen by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) to attend the LGA Conference.

 

As the NSW Aboriginal Land Council is currently a member of the LGA in its own right, it is entitled to select 27 delegates to attend the 2011 LGA Conference, with a maximum of 3 delegates from any one Region. The network of 121 Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) is divided into nine Regions and the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council is one of eleven LALCs contained within the Sydney/Newcastle Region.

 

The process for selecting the 27 delegates is entirely up to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and at this stage, it is not certain how many delegates (if any) will be selected to attend the Conference from the Deerubbin LALC. Council could however, still make provision to sponsor up to three observers from the Deerubbin LALC pending the outcome of the selection process for the 27 Aboriginal Land Council delegates.

 

Submission of Motions

The LGA has advised that submission of motions for consideration at the Conference must be completed by 5 August 2011.

 

A further report will be submitted to the Policy Review Committee meeting on 1 August 2011 proposing motions for the Conference.

 

Conclusion

Council has been successful in influencing State LGA policy through its involvement in past LGA Conferences. The 4 Year Delivery program for 2009-2013 identifies the Council’s role in monitoring the impact of emerging social policies and in seeking to influence State and Federal Governments through a strong advocacy role. Council’s attendance and involvement at the LGA Conference is one of the activities that contribute to achieving these delivery actions

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2011 Local Government Association Conference    be received.

2.     Council nominate seven (7) voting delegates to attend the 2011 LGA Conference to be held in Shoalhaven from 23 - 26 October 2011.

3.     Council give consideration to the nomination of observers to attend the 2011 LGA Conference.

4.     Council sponsor up to three (3) Aboriginal observers, nominated by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, to attend the 2011 LGA Conference.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Loan Borrowing Program   

 

Compiled by:               Pauline Johnston, Expenditure Accountant

Authorised by:            Vicki O’Kelly, Group Manager - Finance  

 

Objective

We demonstrate accountability, transparency and ethical conduct

Community Outcome

A Council that behaves responsibly and ethically (5)

Strategic Response

Champion accountability and transparency, and responsible and ethical behaviour (5.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

Council at its meeting on 21 March 2011 gave approval to commence the 2010-11 borrowing program of $4,113,000 for general infrastructure and AREAS and a further loan of $756,000 to fund the acquisition of open space at Caddens Road, Claremont Meadows.  Council delegated the General Manager to negotiate and accept the terms of the borrowings and resolved that the final terms and conditions of the borrowings be reported upon completion of the contracts.

 

This report provides a summary of the evaluation process and quotations received.  It informs Council that Westpac was the successful lender and recommends that the information be received.

Background

Council at its meeting of 21 March 2011 resolved to borrow $4,113,000 for infrastructure works and AREAS for a term of 10 or 15 years. Council also resolved to borrow $756,000 on a 10 or 15 year repayment term to purchase land for open space at Caddens Road, Claremont Meadows.

 

During May requests for quotations were sent to ANZ, Bank of Cyprus, Bankwest, The Commonwealth Bank, Denison Financial Advisory Pty Ltd, Illawarra Mutual Building Society (IMB), National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation.

Current Situation

Five banks - ANZ, Bankwest, Commonwealth, National Australia and Westpac provided responses to Council’s request. However, those from both ANZ and CBA were received after the deadline and were therefore not considered. The other three banks declined to quote on this occasion.

 

Bankwest provided quotations for 10 and 15 year fixed terms and a 5 year rate amortised over 10 years with semi-annual repayments for each loan. They also offered variable rate loans for each term but variable rates were not considered this year due to uncertainty over the future direction of interest rates.

 

 NAB provided rates for a fixed 10 year term, and for 5 years amortised over 10 years.

 

Westpac (WBC) provided quotations for semi annual repayments with a fixed period of 10 and 15 years, and for 5 years amortised over 10.

 

Whilst NAB and WBC waived all fees, Bankwest proposed to charge establishment and administration fees which significantly increased the overall cost of each loan.

 

Details of these quotations were as follows:

 

New borrowings of $4,113,000 for 10 or 15 years

 

Institution

Semi-annual repayments

Bankwest 5 years amortised over 10

8.29%

Bankwest 10 year fixed

8.85%

Bankwest 15 year fixed

9.06%

NAB 5 years amortised over 10

7.10%

NAB 10 year fixed

7.66%

WBC 5 years amortised over 10

7.11%

WBC 10 year fixed

7.648%

WBC 15 year fixed

7.93%

 

After consideration of the cashflows associated with each proposal, the Westpac 10 year fixed rate loan of 7.648% was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for this loan.

 

Special purpose loan of $756,000 for 10 or 15 years

 

Institution

Semi-annual repayments

Bankwest 5 years amortised over 10

8.29%

Bankwest 10 year fixed

8.85%

Bankwest 15 year fixed

9.06%

NAB 5 years amortised over 10

7.10%

NAB 10 year fixed

7.66%

WBC 5 years amortised over 10

7.11%

WBC 10 year fixed

7.648%

WBC 15 year fixed

7.93%

 

Based on the expected expenditure schedule for the S94 development funded by this loan, it was decided that a ten year term was appropriate.  Therefore, after consideration of the cashflows associated with each proposal, the Westpac 10 year fixed rate loan of 7.648% was selected for this loan.

Conclusion

The 2010-2011 borrowing program has now been completed. Funds were drawn down on 27 June 2011. All institutions who submitted proposals have been informed of the outcome of their submissions.

 

With expectations of increasing interest rates there was considerable advantage in accepting the lowest fixed rate offered for the entire term of the loans. Both loans have been fixed for the next 10 years and, as the loans had been estimated at 8%, have achieved a small budget saving.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Loan Borrowing Program be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 and Agency Collection Methods   

 

Compiled by:               Pauline Johnston, Expenditure Accountant

Authorised by:            Vicki O’Kelly, Group Manager - Finance   

 

Objective

We demonstrate accountability, transparency and ethical conduct

Community Outcome

A Council that manages its finances, services and assets effectively (4)

Strategic Response

Deliver services for the City and its communities, and maintain our long term financial sustainability (4.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of investments for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 a reconciliation of invested funds at and the Agency Collection Methods for 30 June 2011. The report recommends that the information contained in the report be received.

Background

CERTIFICATE OF RESPONSIBLE ACCOUNTING OFFICER

I hereby certify the following:

 

1.   All investments have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, relevant regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

2.   Council’s Cash Book and Bank Statements have been reconciled as at 30 June 2011.

 

 

Vicki O’Kelly

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 and Agency Collection Methods be received.

2.     The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 June 2011 to 30 June 2011 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical investment analysis as at 30 June 2011 be noted.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Summary of Investments

4 Pages

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9        Progress Report - Bicentenary of the First Crossing of the Blue Mountains - 2013

 

10      Variation of 88b restriction and approval of Development Application DA11/0132 for proposed inground swimming pool at Lot 27 DP 270417 (No. 52) Portrush Crescent, Luddenham Applicant: Better Pools and Spas;  Owner: J & M Walsh and M Macri and L Delaney

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

 



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Progress Report - Bicentenary of the First Crossing of the Blue Mountains - 2013   

 

Compiled by:               Colin Dickson, Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Barbara Magee, Manager - Corporate Communications & Marketing  

 

Objective

We have a say in our future

Community Outcome

A Council that involves, informs and responds (10)

Strategic Response

Engage our communities by creating opportunities for participation, listening, provide information and responding (10.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

In recognition of this milestone event in Australia’s history Penrith City Council has commenced preparations to commemorate the bicentenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813.

 

This progress report advises Council of the work that has been undertaken to date and outlines how Council will work with neighbouring councils and the local community to deliver a commemorative program befitting the national significance of this event.

 

The report recommends that the information on the Progress Report - Bicentenary of the First Crossing of the Blue Mountains - 2013 be received.

Background

In 1789 the discovery of the Nepean River represented a significant milestone for the fledgling colony of NSW.  It was the lifeblood for grain, vegetable crops and livestock. However, the colony quickly grew - as did the urgent need to find improved grazing lands. The formidable barrier of the Blue Mountains needed to be crossed for the continued survival of the colony.

 

Prior to 1813 many unsuccessful attempts were made to cross the Blue Mountains.  However on 11 May 1813, explorers Gregory Blaxland, Lieutenant William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth left Blaxland’s farm at South Creek near St Marys and arrived at Mount Blaxland in the Kanimbla Valley on 31 May.

 

The crossing of the Blue Mountains has earned its place in our national history. Without it, it is doubtful that European settlement would have survived.

 

Centenary celebrations for this milestone event in Australia’s history were commemorated in 1913 and were a forerunner to sesquicentenary celebrations of 1963.

 

2013 marks the bicentenary of this occasion and it is fitting that a commemorative program of events and activities are planned to commemorate such a significant event.

 

Current Situation

In less than two years this milestone event will be commemorated and planning is now well underway. Council officers have developed a proposed program of events and activities that consist of two components:

 

1.          Community commemoration – engaging the local community to commemorate the national historical significance of this event;

2.          Lasting legacies - to create an ongoing legacy of this important historical occasion.

 

Proposed community commemorations may include the following:

 

·    Re-enactment trek commencing at Gregory Blaxland’s farm and trekking through to the Nepean River and across to Emu Plains

·    A major breakfast function at the site of Gregory Blaxland’s farm to launch the re-enactment march

·    Potential historical festival similar to the Castlereagh Festival held in November 2010

·    Major dinner at the Log Cabin in the evening after the re-enactment trek (Note: the explorers stopped this side of the river on the first night before making their way across the next morning)

·    Family camp out on Nepean River bank

·    Major historical display in the Civic Centre

·    Annual Library History Conference.

 

The lasting legacies may include:

 

·    Commemorative booklet (brief history and program of events)

·    Preparation of supplements for the local newspapers

·    Production of specific memorabilia to commemorate the occasion

·    Development of interpretive signage to be installed at relevant sites

·    Development of and enhancement to historical monuments.

 

Collaboration

The event clearly comprises three distinct sections:

 

1.   The commencement (Penrith LGA)

2.   The trek up and through the mountains (Blue Mountains LGA)

3.   Reaching the end point (Lithgow LGA).

 

While Penrith plans to work relatively independently, it is proposed that we also work closely with the other LGAs on certain aspects of the commemorations.

 

In this regard, officers from Penrith City Council are now meeting on a regular basis with officers from both Blue Mountains and Lithgow City Councils (and on occasions Bathurst Regional Council, Oberon Municipal Council and Hawkesbury City Council) to discuss individual Council projects and identify key areas of collaboration. These include:

 

·    Development of a comprehensive calendar of events across the LGAs

·    Undertaking joint lobbying to State and Federal governments for recognition of events

·    Implementing a joint venture approach to some events

·    Combining to produce a commemorative publication

·    Information  sharing through distribution of meeting minutes from local committees.

 

Blue Mountains City Council has also indicated that they propose to draw up a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will formalise how the Councils can work together. They will be seeking our support in endorsing this proposal.

 

Penrith City Council is also represented on the Western Crossings Committee led by the Chairman of the Royal Australian Historical Society and representatives from Blue Mountains and Lithgow Councils, the RTA, a wide range of local historical and heritage committees including the St Marys Historical Society, Nepean Family History Association and the Nepean District Historical Society. This group meets regularly and is leading the Blue Mountains community engagement and participation in the commemorations. They are also identifying opportunities to work with other relevant organisations.

 

In addition to meeting with these external groups, Council has already established its own internal working committee that to date has comprised the Local History Librarian and members of the Events team.

 

It is planned to significantly widen the scope of this committee in the near future to include additional internal representation from the Community and Cultural Development Department and community representatives from the Nepean District Historical Society, St Marys Historical Society, the Nepean Family History Society, the Nepean District Historical Archaeology Group and the University of Western Sydney.

 

When appropriate, other organisations will be invited to participate and they include the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (Special Events), the Department of Education and the State Library.

 

Following a recent meeting with Blue Mountains and Lithgow City Councils, Penrith officers volunteered to source and approach a relevant, well known and respected identity to act as patron for the program of events giving it status and widespread appeal.

 

Council will be kept informed on the progress of this and the commemorations in general through periodical progress reports as we move closer towards the commemorations that commence in May 2013.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Progress Report - Bicentenary of the First Crossing of the Blue Mountains - 2013 be received.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Variation of 88b restriction and approval of Development Application DA11/0132 for proposed inground swimming pool at Lot 27 DP 270417 (No. 52) Portrush Crescent, Luddenham  Applicant:  Better Pools and Spas;  Owner:  J & M Walsh and M Macri and L Delaney    

 

Compiled by:               Stephen Krimmer, Environmental Health and Building Surveyor

Authorised by:            Paul Lemm, Development Services Manager   

 

Objective

We have access to what we need

Community Outcome

A City with lifestyle and housing choice in our neighbourhoods (8)

Strategic Response

Encourage housing that provides choice, achieves design excellence, and meets community needs (8.1)

      

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Executive Summary

Council is in receipt of a development application for the construction of an inground swimming pool in the rear yard of 52 Portrush Crescent, Luddenham. The application seeks to vary a restrictive covenant applying to the land relating to rear setbacks to allow the swimming pool to be located 4.0m from the rear boundary.  The restrictive covenant imposed as part of the original subdivision approval specifies a minimum 10m rear setback for all development. This restriction was imposed to ensure development is maintained at a high standard, with an emphasis on the creation of a built environment reflective of contemporary rural character, and appropriate integration of golf course and residential components.

 

The inground swimming pool with glass pool fencing and suitable landscaping achieves the objectives of the Local Environmental Plan, Development Control Plan and Building Siting and Design Code. The applicant has demonstrated the proposed swimming pool location is the most suitable based on existing site constraints and ensures the development is maintained at a high standard, reflective of contemporary rural character, and provides appropriate integration of golf course and residential components.

 

The report recommends that the development application be approved and the restriction be varied with the Common Seal of Penrith City Council being affixed to all necessary documentation. The report also recommends that any future requests for similar variations be given the Common Seal of Penrith City Council under similar circumstances.

Locality

The site is an irregular shaped allotment narrowing towards the street frontage. The rear boundary adjoins Twin Creeks Golf Course (Appendix 1 – Locality Plan). As a result of the irregular shape of the lot, an existing single storey dwelling has been approved and constructed maximising the allowable setbacks towards the rear and sides of the lot (Appendix 2 – Existing Dwelling Location). 

History of Twin Creeks subdivision/development requirements

In November 2004, the Deposited Plan for the first stage of a 187 lot rural/residential subdivision at Luddenham was registered at the Land Titles Office. This subdivision was to be known as the Twin Creeks Estate and the first stage involved a release of 47 lots.

 

The registration of the first stage of the subdivision was the result of a lengthy and detailed assessment of the development application for the subdivision. The Estate was designed to be unique in character for the Penrith City area, from both an environmental and neighbourhood amenity perspective.

 

In an effort to market and promote the estate the “Twin Creeks Pattern Book” was developed, which documented the design objectives that the subdivision and future residential development sought to achieve.  The “Twin Creeks Pattern Book” is not a statutory document but one that is offered by the developer to prospective purchasers within the estate.  Key elements for the estate as outlined in the pattern book are:

 

   Maintaining the existing rural character and landscape features of the site

   Providing themed areas with meandering landscaped coving and verges to provide streets with a separate character and sense of place

   Lot boundaries to be set back from the road by landscape buffers of varying widths to create an informal meandering landscape designed to bring the landscape character of the golf course into the residential areas

   Flexibility in design and siting while ensuring individual buildings do not dominate the visual character of the estate.

 

More specifically, the Twin Creeks Estate has identified appropriate setbacks throughout the estate by the Section 88B Instrument attached to the deposited plan.  The following setbacks apply:  front building setback of 15m, side setbacks of 5m and a rear setback of 10m.

 

The “Twin Creeks Pattern Book” provides for some flexibility in the siting of tennis courts and swimming pools, however, this is not supported by the DCP, the Building Siting and Design Code or the Section 88B Instrument.  All development proposals are required to be reviewed and approved by the Twin Creeks Design Review Panel prior to submission to Council. The application was supported with documentation demonstrating the proposed swimming pool has been approved by the Twin Creeks Design Review Panel.

 

Later stages of subdivision approvals within Twin Creeks have permitted smaller lots with permissibility to construct inground swimming pools no closer than 4.0m to rear boundaries. These changes have been reflected in the restrictive covenants relating to these later stages.

 

History of previous variation relating to swimming pool rear setbacks within Stage 1 of Twin Creeks

On 15 May 2006, Council resolved to allow inground swimming pools in Stage 1 of Twin Creeks to be given Council’s Common Seal under the following circumstances:

1)   The site is not located on the residential/golf course interface

2)   The proposed pool maintains a minimum setback of 5m from the rear boundary.

3)   The applicant can adequately demonstrate that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping in an acceptable manner.

4)   The application is notified to adjoining property owners.

 

Whilst the subject site is located on a residential/golf course interface, the unique characteristics of the site and the applicant’s demonstration that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping in an acceptable manner, is considered to warrant approval of the proposed swimming pool. 

 

Assessment of proposal to vary rear building setback to allow an inground swimming pool

This application seeks approval from Council for an inground swimming pool, requiring a variation of a restrictive covenant imposed on the original subdivision of land in which the subject site is located.

 

The relevant restriction on the use of land fourteenthly referred to in the subject Deposited Plan states:

 

“The burdened lot shall not be developed unless:

 

(b)         All development is in accordance with the Luddenham Equestrian Estate Development Control Plan

(c)         All residential dwellings comply with the Luddenham Equestrian Estate Building Siting and Design Code”

 

Penrith City Council was nominated as the authority whose consent is required to release, vary or modify the terms of the restriction.

 

The request is to permit a variation of the provisions of Section 2.2 ‘Setbacks’ of the Building Siting and Design Code. The requirements of these planning controls and the setbacks proposed are outlined in the following table.

 

Luddenham Equestrian Estate Building Siting and Design Code

Proposed Inground Swimming pool on Lot 27

Minimum rear setback of 10 metres.

Rear setback to swimming pool 4m minimum.

 

The variation is considered suitable for the following reasons:

 

1)   The swimming pool will be entirely inground. Only clear glass pool fencing used to surround the swimming pool will be above ground level. Landscaping appropriate to the Twin Creeks estate is proposed along the rear setback of the lot to provide screening measures from the golf course (Appendix 3 – Proposed Swimming Pool and Landscaping Location). Council’s Landscape Architect has confirmed the screening measures will be suitable for the Twin Creeks Estate.

2)   As a result of the irregular shape of the lot, the existing single storey dwelling has been constructed maximising the allowable setbacks towards the rear and side boundaries. The existing side setbacks of the dwelling and location of adjoining development restricts the ability to relocate the swimming pool to the side of the dwelling.  Situating the pool adjoining either of the side boundaries would not be desirable as non-compliances with the side setback requirements would occur and privacy would be compromised to both the subject site and adjoining sites. For example, locating the pool on the upper side of the southern boundary would then put it directly in the view of the front yard of 50 Portrush Crescent reducing privacy and aesthetic integrity for the subject site and adjoining site.

3)   Later stages of subdivision approvals within Twin Creeks have allowed smaller lots with permissibility to construct inground swimming pools no closer than 4.0m to rear or side boundaries. These changes have been reflected in the restrictive covenants relating to these later stages. The proposed swimming pool achieves a 4.0m rear setback.

4)   On 15 May 2006, Council resolved to allow inground swimming pools in Stage 1 of Twin Creeks to be given Council’s Common Seal under the following circumstances:

a.   The site is not located on the residential/golf course interface;

b.   The proposed pool maintains a minimum setback of 5m from the rear boundary;

c.   The applicant can adequately demonstrate that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping in an acceptable manner;

d.   The application is notified to adjoining property owners.

 

Whilst the subject site is located on a residential/golf course interface, the unique characteristics of the site and the applicant’s demonstration that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping in an acceptable manner, is considered to warrant approval of the proposed swimming pool (Appendix 4 – Photographs of Proposed Swimming Pool Location). 

 

Landscape treatment in the setback areas is considered to be a major factor in influencing the overall character of the estate.  Rear setback and landscaping of the rear of properties is considered to be of greater significance where the rear of the site is on the residential/golf course interface. Landscaping appropriate to the Twin Creeks estate is proposed along the rear setback of the lot to provide screening measures from the golf course. Council’s Landscape Architect has confirmed the screening measures will be suitable for the Twin Creeks Estate.

 

The swimming pool has been designed to integrate within the overall landscaping for the site and adjoining golf course. It is unlikely to result in any visual intrusion to adjoining lands and will become an integral part of the utility of the parcel of land.  It is unlikely that the construction of the pool within the rear setback area would result in a compromise of the intent behind the rear setback requirement. 

 

The proposed pool is not considered to detract from the inherent nature of the estate as the site is inherently unique in shape and the proposed development can be readily integrated into the overall landscaping concept for the site through appropriate landscaping. 

Assessment of Development Application

The development has been assessed in accordance with the matters for consideration under Section 79(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The site has been inspected. The following matters have been considered in the assessment:

1.       Section 79C(1)(a)(i) – Any Environmental Planning Instrument

Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 20

The provisions of SREP 20 apply to the property as it falls within the Hawkesbury-Nepean River Catchment. SREP 20 aims to protect the environment of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, by ensuring that the impacts of future land uses are considered in a regional context. Of most relevance to the proposal is the potential impact on residential development and water quality. The proposed development will have minimal impacts on the total catchment management, water quality and water quantity. No heritage items are located on the site. The swimming pool will have no impact on visibility from the riverine corridor and its scenic quality. The proposal is in keeping with the objectives of the SREP.

 

Local Environmental Plan 2010

The objectives of Zone E4 Environmental Living are:

(a)  To provide for low impact residential development in areas with special ecological, scientific or aesthetic values.

(b)  To ensure that residential development does not have an adverse effect on those values.

(c)  To minimise conflict between land uses within the zone and land uses within adjoining zones.

(d)  To ensure land uses are compatible with the available infrastructure, services and facilities and with the environmental capabilities of the land.

(e)  To preserve and improve natural resources through appropriate land management practices.

 

The proposal meets the above objectives and relevant development standards.

2.       Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) Any Development Control Plan (DCP)

The proposed swimming pool is subject to the objectives of the Building Siting and Design Code identified in Part 1.2 Objectives of the Code identified below:

 

·    To ensure that the design, location and character of housing and other buildings on the site integrate with the landscape and present a contemporary rural image.

·    To ensure that the development presents a contemporary rural character when viewed from surrounding main roads and public places.

·    To ensure adequate consideration is given to building form, materials, colour, siting, visual impact, private amenity and energy efficiency.

The proposed swimming pool is considered to satisfy the above objectives with a variation to the rear setback.

3.       Section 79C(1)(b) - The likely impacts of the development

The proposed development would have minimal impacts in terms of access, traffic, public domain, utilities, heritage or the natural environment.

 

The development has been designed to be responsive to the site. Site disturbance/excavation and filling are minimised.

 

The proposed development will have minimal impact on the amenity of the area and is in keeping with the surrounding and adjacent land uses.

 

The development will comply with the BASIX legislation for conservation of water and energy.

4.       Section 79C(1)(c) - The Suitability of the Site for Development

The site is suitable for the construction of a swimming pool and the site attributes are conducive to the development.

5.       Section 79C(1)(d) Any Submissions made

The application was required to be publicly notified to adjoining properties in accordance with Council’s Notification and Advertising DCP. No objections were received.

Conclusion

Assessment of the application for the proposed swimming pool demonstrates that it is generally in accordance with the principles and objectives of the relevant LEP and DCP requirements and will have no adverse impacts on surrounding development in the locality.

This is achieved by providing an innovative and site responsive development of a high standard, with an emphasis on the creation of a built environment reflective of contemporary rural character, and appropriate integration of golf course and residential components.

 

The request to vary the terms of Restrictive Covenant fourteenthly referred to in the subject Deposited Plan is supported as it has been demonstrated that the proposal is unlikely to have any significant impacts on the achievement of the outcomes intended by the planning and subdivision controls for this property.

 

It is recommended that the variation to the rear setback for lots backing onto the golf course within the estate occur on a merit basis and that Council give its Common Seal should such requests be made subject to:

 

1)   The applicant demonstrating the proposed location of pool is necessary to encroach within the rear setback.

2)   The proposed pool maintaining a minimum setback of 4.0m from the rear boundary.

3)   The applicant adequately demonstrating that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping/golf course interface in an acceptable manner.

4)   The application is notified to the adjoining property owners.

 

The report recommends that the development application be approved and the restriction be varied with the Common Seal of Penrith City Council being affixed to all necessary documentation. The report also recommends that any future requests for similar variations be given the Common Seal of Penrith City Council under similar circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Variation of 88b restriction and approval of Development Application DA11/0132 for proposed inground swimming pool at Lot 27 DP 270417 (No. 52) Portrush Crescent, Luddenham be received

2.     The restriction on the use of the land relating to the rear setback at Lot 27 DP 270417 (No.52) Portrush Crescent, Luddenham is varied to allow construction of an inground swimming pool in the location shown on plans and the Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary documentation

3.     That any future requests for a setback variation for lots backing onto the golf course be given Council’s Common Seal under the following circumstances:

3.1       The applicant demonstrates the proposed location of pool is necessary to encroach within the rear setback

3.2       The proposed pool maintains a minimum setback of 4.0m from the rear boundary

3.3       The applicant can adequately demonstrate that the pool can be integrated into the landscaping/golf course interface in an acceptable manner

3.4       The application is notified to the adjoining property owners

4.     The application for the swimming pool be approved subject the following conditions:

4.1       A001 – Approved Architecturally Drawn Plans

A008 – Works to BCA requirements

A019 – Occupation Certificate

A046 – Construction Certificate Prior to Building Works

D009 – Covering of Waste Storage Areas

D014 – Plant and Equipment Noise

E001 – BCA Compliance

F006 – Water Tank & Nuisance

H001 – Stamped Plans & erection of Site Notice 1

H041 – Hours of Work

H038 – Connection of Rainwater Tank Supply

H039 – Rainwater Tank Pumps

J001 – Excavated Material Removal

J002 – Fencing When Water In Pool

J004 – Pool Fence - Residential

J007 – Boundary Fencing

J010 – Pool Board Sign

L008 – Tree Preservation Order

P002 – Fees Associated With Council Land

Q01F – Notice of Commencement & Appointment of PCA2

Q05F – Occupation Certificate (Class 10) & Earthworks.

Special Conditions

A Special: Prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate for the development, the variation of the restriction on the use of land fourteenthly referred to in the Section 88b Instrument shall be registered. The variation shall be in accordance with the terms approved by Penrith City Council.

L Special: “Landscaping is to be provided along the entire rear boundary in association with the swimming pool development in order to provide appropriate screening from the golf course interface. This shall be in the form of a mixture of suitable species including or similar to Leptospermum, Grevillea, Melaleuca and Banksia. All planting shall be at a minimum height of 1.2m when planted and must be maintained at a minimum height of 1.5 metres. A detailed landscape plan shall be submitted to Council for consideration and approval prior to the Construction Certificate being issued”

J Special: “Pool fencing shall be constructed of see-through glass panel fencing or similar. Details are to be provided prior to the issue of a construction certificate”.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Locality Plan

1 Page

Appendix

2.  

Existing dwelling location

1 Page

Appendix

3.  

Proposed swimming pool and landscaping location

1 Page

Appendix

4.  

Photographs of proposed swimming pool location

1 Page

Appendix

  


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A Green City

 

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11      Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Green City

 

 

11

Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11   

 

Compiled by:               Geoff Brown, Waste Management Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Tracy Chalk, Waste and Community Protection Manager   

 

Objective

We use our resources wisely, and take responsibility for our levels of consumption

Community Outcome

A City with a smaller ecological footprint (12)

Strategic Response

Respond to the impacts of climate change, by mitigating and adapting what we do (12.1)

  

Previous Items:            Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11 - Ordinary Meeting - 21 March 2011    

 

Executive Summary

Arising from the Ordinary Meeting of 21 March 2011, the Waste & Community Protection Manager and Group Manager - Legal & Governance have completed negotiations with SITA Environmental Solutions in relation to Tender Option 2 for the Processing and Treatment of Residual Waste (from the two-bin system only) and for the residual waste from the three-bin system to be disposed of at landfill.  The negotiations have resulted in the outcomes set out in this report.

 

This report advises Council of the outcome of these negotiations and recommends that the contracts for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 and the Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 be prepared for signing under common seal of Council.

Background

At the Ordinary Meeting of 21 March 2011, Council considered a report regarding tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11.  The following resolution was adopted at this meeting:

 

“1.    The information contained in the report on Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11 be received.

 

2.       The Waste & Community Protection Manager and the Legal & Governance Group Manager be authorised to conduct negotiations with SITA Environmental Solutions in regard to their tender option 2 for the processing and treatment of residual waste (from the two bin system only) and for the residual waste from the three-bin system to be disposed of at landfill; and prepare contracts for signing under the Common Seal of Council.

 

3.       The outcomes of the negotiations in relation to the terms of the contract be brought back to a Councillor Briefing and then a report be prepared to Council.”

 

This briefing was provided to the Councillor Briefing on 11 July 2011. 

 

Council’s tender provided the opportunity for organisations to make submissions for the alternative waste treatment (AWT) of garbage from the red-lid residual bins.  The tender did, however, provide opportunity for short-term (maximum five years) landfilling of the garbage. 

 

Council received tenders from SITA Environmental Solutions and WSN Environmental Solutions (now owned by SITA).

 

The tender from WSN was for the landfilling of garbage.

 

SITA’s tender provided two options:

 

Option 1 - the processing of all the residual garbage at very high cost;  and

 

Option 2 - the processing of garbage (organics-rich) from the two-bin system. 

 

It was considered that a combination of AWT processing and landfilling of garbage provided the best economical and environmental outcomes at this time.

 

Two tenders were negotiated with SITA:

 

1.       The landfilling of garbage from the organics depleted red-lid residual garbage bins of the three-bin system.

 

2.       The processing and treatment of garbage from the organics-rich red-lid residual garbage bins of the two-bin system. 

 

Garbage generated from all the red-lid bins within the City amounts to approximately 27,000 tonnes.  Of this, 11,300 tonnes is generated from the two-bin system. 

 

It is proposed to landfill approximately 15,700 tonnes of garbage annually at the Eastern Creek landfill facility and process and treat approximately 11,300 tonnes per annum of garbage at SITA’s processing facility.  It should be noted that the Eastern Creek landfill facility is proposed to close in 2017.

 

The contract term for the landfilling of garbage is for a maximum of five years to conform to the standards imposed by the Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet (OEH).  This maximum term has been imposed by OEH to encourage councils to explore and implement alternative waste treatment options in lieu of landfilling.

 

The contract term for the processing and treatment of garbage is ten years.  This contract provides for the processing and treatment of waste from the organics-rich red-lid residual garbage bins (two-bin system) within the City. 

 

Council now has three streams of waste material – recycling (yellow-lid bin), organics (green-lid bin) and residual waste (red-lid bin).  At its facility SITA proposes to recover 50% of the waste from the residual stream - the organic component for composting and metals for recycling.  The compost will be used for approved land applications, such as mine rehabilitation.  Although there is a plastic content, SITA advises that at this stage there is no viable local market for the recovery and reuse of this material due to contamination.  SITA is, however, exploring options for the reuse of this material including resource derived fuel (RDF).

 

It is also estimated that this outcome will increase Council’s overall waste to landfill diversion rate to approximately 66%. 

 

Contractual Discussions

It was identified in SITA’s tender for the processing of garbage that they will recover organics for composting and metals for recycling.  There is potential to recover plastics, however at this stage it is not viable to recover plastics mixed with garbage.

 

SITA also advise that there is opportunity to consider the alternative waste treatment (at one of SITA’s facilities) of garbage going to landfill should technology develop in the future.  As the term for landfilling is a short-term arrangement (maximum five years), opportunities exist to call fresh tenders to take advantage of any new technology for the AWT processing of waste.

 

If Council continues to landfill its waste the annual disposal cost would be $5,535,000 based on the current casual landfill rates, which would be approximately $648,000 more than the tendered rate.  Casual landfill rates are currently $203.90 per tonne and the levy component is $82.20.  These rates will increase to account for the landfill operational costs plus an increase in the waste levy of $10 per tonne plus CPI annually.  It is estimated that the levy alone will reach $122 a tonne by 2015.

 

SITA’s tender Option 2 rate for the processing of waste is $166 plus 50% of the waste levy per tonne.  Based on 11,300 tonnes, this amounts to $2,340,230.

 

WSN’s tender (now SITA’s) rate for landfilling of waste is $80 plus 100% of the waste levy per tonne.  Based on 15,700 tonnes, this amounts to $2,546,540.

 

The total cost for the alternative waste treatment of a portion of the residual waste and landfilling the remainder will be approximately $4,886,770.  These amounts are a result of the prices tendered in the tender process.

 

SITA’s tenders were subject to review of the general conditions of contract.  The major issues that were reviewed and negotiated included:

 

·        Inclusion of a new clause to review costs if there is a change in law relating to waste disposal or waste processing;  i.e., introduction of new levies, carbon tax, etc., which may not have been known at the time of tender;

 

·        Inclusion of a new clause relating to innovation and the sharing of cost-savings resulting in the reduction of the environmental levy contribution;

 

·        A more consultative process with respect to industrial disputation;

 

·        Clauses related to Government authorities and termination;

 

·        Certain wording changes in the contract in relation to indemnity;

 

·        Provision of a new waste composition clause.  Under the proposed contract SITA requested that a new clause relating to waste composition change be included in order to review service rates.  This proposal was a complicated change that would allow for a variation in the service rates if there was a change in composition of the material presented by 5% or more.  Council officers would not agree to this proposal. Agreement was reached, however, that should there be a variation in the waste composition by more than 10% in comparison to audits conducted in the first year then SITA may have the option to terminate the agreement and that the waste presented for processing be landfilled in accordance with the landfilling agreement;

 

·        If at any time during the term of the contract, any innovations result in increases in diversions from landfill of more than 50% of the waste products being processed, then SITA and Council will share equally in the resulting reduction in the environment levy contribution.

 

Conclusion

Successful negotiation of the tender for waste processing and disposal of garbage completes the final stage of Council’s Domestic Waste Strategy and it is expected that the State Government’s waste to landfill diversion target of 66% will be achieved. 

 

It is considered that the option to process a portion of the residual waste and landfill the remainder provides the most economical and environmental outcomes for Council at this stage.

 

It will be recommended that Council endorse the preparation of contracts for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 and the Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 for signing under common seal of Council.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Tenders for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage - Tender No 06-10/11 be received.

2.     The contracts for the Processing, Treatment and/or Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 and the Disposal of Garbage – Tender No 06-10/11 be prepared for signing under common seal of Council.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


A Liveable City

 

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12      Pathway construction along Haynes Street, Penrith from No. 17-25 to Thurston Street

 

13      Pathway construction along Barber Avenue, Penrith

 

14      Tender Reference 21-10/11, Roof Replacement and Rectification at Ripples Aquatic Centre

 

15      Nation Building Black Spot Program 2011/2012 - Funding Confirmation

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Liveable City

 

 

12

Pathway construction along Haynes Street, Penrith from No. 17-25 to Thurston Street   

 

Compiled by:               Hans Meijer, City Works Manager

Authorised by:            Hans Meijer, City Works Manager  

Requested By:             Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Objective

Our physical infrastructure is adaptable, and responds to changing needs

Community Outcome

A City with an integrated local road and pathways network (16)

Strategic Response

Improve the City's footpath and cycleway network (16.3)

       

 

Executive Summary

Several requests have been received for the continuation of a concrete footpath along Haynes Street, Penrith. The requests have emphasised safety aspects and promoting mobility opportunities for local residents.

Background

Haynes Street is located in one of the older established areas of Penrith (Lemongrove) with a high percentage aged population and medium density dwellings. There is an existing 1.2m wide footpath along the western side of Haynes Street from The Crescent to the northern boundary of No. 17-25. A large number of residents in the vicinity of Haynes Street rely on either public transport or walking as their primary mode of travel.

 

The estimated cost to construct a 220m length of 1.2m wide concrete footpath from the northern boundary of 17-25 Haynes Street to Thurston Street is $24,000.

 

The path has been identified in the missing links Footpath Delivery Program, but it is not included in the 2011/12 construction program. It will remain in the list and will be assessed against other priorities in future years.

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comments

Council has adopted a missing links Footpath Delivery Program with Council allocating $150,000 in the 2011-12 Operational Plan towards the construction of path paving within this program. The missing link in Haynes Street was not included in the 2011-12 Operational Plan. There is no capacity within the 2011-12 footpath program or the 2011-12 Operational Plan to accommodate this request.

 

Conclusion

The continuation of a footpath along the remaining section of Haynes Street would provide opportunities for residents to access the existing footpath network and connect to The Crescent and subsequently the Penrith CBD.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Pathway construction along Haynes Street, Penrith from No. 17-25 to Thurston Street be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Liveable City

 

 

13

Pathway construction along Barber Avenue, Penrith   

 

Compiled by:               Hans Meijer, City Works Manager

Authorised by:            Hans Meijer, City Works Manager 

Requested By:             Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Objective

Our physical infrastructure is adaptable, and responds to changing needs

Community Outcome

A City with an integrated local road and pathways network (16)

Strategic Response

Improve the City's footpath and cycleway network (16.3)

       

 

Executive Summary

Several requests have been received for the construction of a concrete footpath along Barber Avenue, Penrith. The requests have emphasised safety aspects and promoting mobility opportunities for local residents.

Background

Barber Avenue is located in one of the older established areas of Penrith, located near to Nepean Hospital and has a high percentage aged population and medium density dwellings. There is currently no footpath on Barber Avenue between Colless Street and Parker Street. A large number of residents in the vicinity of Barber Avenue rely on either public transport or walking as their primary mode of travel. The road width of Barber Avenue is 8.9m and, due to its proximity to Nepean Hospital, frequently has vehicles parked on both the northern and southern sides, reducing the available travel path for vehicles to 5m.

 

Regular requests for a footpath have been received from residents in this street in recent years. Representation has also been received from the State Member for Penrith on behalf of residents.

 

The estimated cost to construct a 320m length of 1.5m wide concrete footpath along the southern side of Barber Avenue from Colless Street to Parker Street is $44,000. The proposed path would connect to an existing path along the western side of Parker Street.

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comments

Council has adopted a missing links Footpath Delivery Program with Council allocating $150,000 in the 2011-12 Operational Plan towards the construction of path paving within this program. The missing link in Barber Avenue was not included in the 2011-12 Operational Plan. There is no capacity within the 2011-12 footpath program or the 2011-12 Operational Plan to accommodate this request.

Conclusion

The construction of a footpath along Barber Avenue would reduce potential conflict between pedestrian and vehicular movements and increase mobility opportunities for residents.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Pathway construction along Barber Avenue, Penrith be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                     18 July 2011

A Liveable City

 

 

14

Tender Reference 21-10/11, Roof Replacement and Rectification at Ripples Aquatic Centre   

 

Compiled by:               Graham Howe, Building Projects Co-ordinator

Glen Tuckwell, Project Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Hans Meijer, City Works Manager   

 

Objective

Our physical infrastructure is adaptable, and responds to changing needs

Community Outcome

A City with infrastructure that responds to community needs (17)

Strategic Response

Provide well-maintained community buildings (17.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

A tender for the roof replacement and rectification works at the Ripples Aquatic Centre, Corner of Creek Road & the Kingsway, St Marys was advertised on 29 April 2011 and closed on 25 May 2011.

The report advises Council on the outcome of the tender process and recommends that the tender from Bilas Knight Pty Limited be accepted as the tenderer for the provision of roof replacement and rectification works at the Ripples Aquatic Centre.

Background

It has previously been reported to Council in June 2008 that an inspection at the Ripples Centre found extensive corrosion to the roof sheeting. On further investigation it was found that the extensive corrosion to the roof was typical of an indoor aquatic facility at the age of Ripples, which was exacerbated by an excessive amount of chloramines in the atmosphere. The high levels of chloramines resulted from changes to the disinfection process several years ago, combined with ventilation systems not operating as designed and these systems need to be repaired or replaced prior to the roof being repaired. Council as part of its Asset Renewal Program allocated funding to address urgent work which included temporary roof repairs, compliance issues, upgrading the filtration, disinfection plant and ventilation systems, all of these works have now been completed which now allows the roof to be replaced.

 

GW Engineers have provided tender documents for the replacement of the roofing system including the replacing of the purlins, repainting of the structural steel work and the replacement of the roof sheeting with an insulated roof and ceiling panel.

 

While the swimming pool is undergoing rectification works the opportunity will be taken to undertake other identified maintenance work including, renewing the expansion joints, resealing the balance tank and wet deck gutters, tile repairs and re grouting the entire indoor pool area. This work will be carried out by specialised contractors and is not apart of this contract.

 

Tenders were advertised in the Penrith Press, Western Weekender and the e-Tendering website on 29 April 2011 and the Sydney Morning Herald on 3 May 2011 for the provision of roof replacement and rectification works at the Ripples Aquatic Centre. Tenders closed on 25 May 2011.

 

Tenderers were required to submit their tender on a standard pro-forma sheet, which clearly identified the required response against each of the evaluation criteria. Tenderers were also required to complete a price schedule including hourly rates and unit rates for roof replacement and rectification works.

 

Tender Evaluation Committee

The Tender Evaluation Committee consisted of Glen Tuckwell (Building Projects and Maintenance Coordinator), Graham Howe (Building Projects Coordinator) and Ben Rodwell (Acting Supply Coordinator). 

 

Tender Evaluation Criteria

The selection criteria advertised and used in assessing the tenders received were:

Company Information

·   Tenderer profile

·   Company contact details

 

Commercial Requirements

·   Critical Assumptions

·   Conforming requirements

·   Conflict of Interest declaration

·   Insurances

·   Instrument of Agreement

·   Working with Children

·   Required Declarations

·   Compliance statement

·   Business References

 

Scope of Requirements

·   Demonstrated Ability

·   Compliance to Specified Requirements

·   Establishment & Response Times

·   Conformance to Relevant Standards

Cost/Price Category

·   Unit Rates

·   Rise and fall provisions

·   Financial viability

 

 

Management and Administration

·   Resources and Personnel

·   Reporting capabilities

·   Employment Policies (Apprenticeships)

·   Quality Assurance Systems.

·   Environmental Management Systems.

·   Occupational Health & Safety

·   Industrial relations

 

Summary of Tenders Received

A total of 3 submissions were received from the following respondents (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Company

Tendered Price

Duration of Contract

Bilas Knight Pty Limited

$1,068,432.00 ex GST

16 weeks

Kinsley Constructions Pty Ltd

$2,513,869.10 ex GST

28 weeks

Kinsley Constructions Pty Ltd following tender clarifications

$2,263,536.50 ex GST

 

Murphys Group Services

$1,439,177.76 ex GST

20 weeks

 

Evaluation of Tenders

Following a detailed analysis of all completed responses, each tender was evaluated against the evaluation criteria. The pre determined evaluation criteria was used to determine a final ranking for each tender.

 

Consideration was then given to each of the tenderer’s price schedules to determine the best value for money solution.

 

Tenderers were required to provide a works program detailing tasks and the duration of the works. The lowest tenderer also provided the shortest construction period of 16 weeks. Due to the expected construction period and the foreseeable impact this would have on Ripples operations, discussions were held with Ripples Management and it was agreed the proposed work should be deferred until April 2012 to minimise the impact of the work on Ripples operations and the community over the summer period.

 

As part of the tender assessment a number of issues required clarification, one of which was if the works were deferred until April 2012 would the tenderers’ fixed price remain unchanged. The response from Bilas Knight Pty Limited and Murphys Group Services provided was yes subject to the rise and fall provisions within the proposed contract. Kinsley Constructions Pty Ltd reduced their price to $2,263,536.50.

 

The recommended Company “Bilas Knight Pty Limited” was selected based on their high level of compliance to the tender evaluation criteria, there demonstrated ability to meet Council’s requirements and competitive schedule of rates for the services offered.

 

Bilas Knight Pty Limited was incorporated in September 2004 when John Mills and James Bishop merged their businesses. In early 2010, John Mills became the sole Director of the company. The company provides commercial construction services to clients based within NSW. Clients of the subject include local councils, utility companies, the NSW Fire Brigade

and the NSW Rural Fire Brigade. Bilas Knight Pty Limited has previously worked for Council and has completed the following projects, St Marys Arts Centre, Londonderry Community Centre and is currently undertaking the project at the Howell Oval cricket facility in Station Street Penrith. The Major Projects Manager has advised that he has had no performance issues with the company on the current project and would recommend the company for future work.

 

Financial Services Comment

Independent reference checks, financial analysis, and performance analysis have been conducted on all short listed tenderers. These checks were completed by Corporate Scorecard Pty Ltd and have been reviewed by the Financial Services Manager. Based on the information provided by Corporate Scorecard, Bilas Knight Pty Ltd meet or exceed all required financial and operating benchmarks. Corporate Scorecard confirmed that Bilas Knight Pty Ltd have the financial capability to undertake the work proposed within the tender.

 

Funding for the roof replacement and rectification works has been allowed for in the Building Asset Renewal program in both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 financial years as this project is expected to span two financial years. The recommended tender price is within this budget allocation.

 

Conclusion

The Tender Evaluation Committee are of the opinion that Bilas Knight Pty Limited has provided the most advantageous tender and it is recommended that the company be awarded the contract.

 

Tender Advisory Group (TAG) Comments

The TAG consisting of the Acting Senior Governance Officer and Group Manager – Legal & Governance met to consider the tender for the roof replacement and rectification works at Ripples Aquatic Centre. The TAG made enquiries with staff from the Evaluation Committee regarding certain issues concerning the project, but were satisfied with the responses received. The TAG supports the methodologies used within the tender assessment and endorses the recommended tenderer proposed within the report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 21-10/11, Roof Replacement and Rectification at Ripples Aquatic Centre be received

2.     That a contract be entered into with a delayed starting date between Bilas Knight Pty Limited and Penrith City Council.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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A Liveable City

 

 

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Nation Building Black Spot Program 2011/2012 - Funding Confirmation   

 

Compiled by:               David Drozd, Senior Traffic Engineer

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager  

 

Objective

Our physical infrastructure is adaptable, and responds to changing needs

Community Outcome

A City with an integrated local road and pathways network (16)

Strategic Response

Implement effective traffic and parking responses (16.2)

       

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the funding offer obtained under the 2011/2012 Nation Building Black Spot Program.  The report recommends that Council accept the 100% funding offered under the Program.

Background

In August 2010, the following projects, shown in Table 1, were submitted for consideration for 100% funding under the 2011/2012 Federal Government’s Nation Building Black Spot Program.

 

TABLE 1

Projects Submitted for 2011/2012 Nation Building Black Spot Program

 

 

Street

Intersection

Accidents

Control

Suggested Improvements

Est Cost

BCR @ 7%

Total

Cas

1

Glenmore Pwy

5.4km Black Length from The Northern Rd to Mulgoa Rd

85

22

Various

Briffen wire, transverse markings, road narrowings, roadside hazard removal from clear zone

$525,000

8.2

2

Littlefields Rd

3.3km Black Length between Roxys Way & The Northern Rd

10

7

Rural road

Guardrail, signs & lines, roadside hazard removal

$125,000

6.5

3

Colless St

Lethbridge St

9

4

Sign control

Ped refuge, MIST, lighting

$55,000

6.3

4

Llandilo Rd

4km Black Length from Second Rd to Galvin Rd

10

4

Rural road

Guardrail, signs & lines, roadside hazard removal

$130,000

5.8

5

Reserve St

Station St

5

3

Sign control

MIST

$35,000

5.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$870,000

 

 

 

Further to the above projects, Council also assessed a number of Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) road lengths and intersections where high rates of accidents were exhibited.  As a result of this assessment, a prioritised list of RTA road and intersection projects was submitted to the RTA for consideration.

 

Current Situation

The highest ranked Black Spot Projects for Penrith City Council have now been assessed under the Nation Building Black Spot Program.  The RTA has advised that the five projects in the above list have been approved under the Program to the value of $870,000, which is the maximum amount of projects allowable per individual Council.

 

The funding allocated is 100% of the total project cost and hence there is no financial contribution required by Council.  A condition of acceptance is that all projects must be completed prior to 30 June 2012, a deadline which can be achieved as preliminary design assessment is currently underway.

 

Funding of this level should be recognised as a substantial achievement for Council, and it is expected that the resulting accident remediation treatments will result in improved levels of traffic safety and a reduction in accidents on local roads within the LGA.

 

This successful application for funds is a continuation of the funding for Black Spot Projects across the Penrith LGA.  Including the current funding offer, the total investment to Council’s Local Road Network has been $3.69 million over the past four years.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Nation Building Black Spot Program 2011/2012 - Funding Confirmation be received.

2.     Council accept grant funding of $870,000 offered for the five successful Black Spot Projects shown in Table 1, under the 100% Federally Funded Nation Building Black Spot Program for the 2011/2012 financial year.

3.     Council write to the Federal Member for Lindsay, Mr David Bradbury MP, thanking him for the level of funding and continued support of road safety improvements.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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ATTACHMENTS   

 

 

Date of Meeting:         Monday 18 July 2011

Delivery Program:      A Leading City

Issue:                            Share aspirations and work together to grow Penrith as a Regional City (1.2)

Report Title:                Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

Attachments:               Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy



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Attachment 1 - Draft Penrith City Centre Car Parking Strategy

 

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