CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2011 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow (arrived at 7:37pm) and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kaylene Allison, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Ben Goldfinch, Prue Guillaume, Marko Malkoc, Karen McKeown, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Robert Ardill for the period 20 November 2011 to 21 December 2011 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 70  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that an apology be received for Councillor Tanya Davies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 14 November 2011

PRC 71  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 14 November 2011 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2 Placement of Council’s newspage, as he is one of the Directors of one of the companies subject to the report and therefore will leave the room during the consideration of the item and take no part in the consideration of the report.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Item 2 Placement of Council’s newspage, as he has a Conflict of Interest in one of the companies that has been approached by the Advertising Working Party as part of the selection process subject to the report and therefore will leave the room during the consideration of the item and take no part in the consideration of the report.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2 Placement of Council’s newspage, as he is one of the Directors of one of the companies subject to the report and therefore will leave the room during the consideration of the item and take no part in the consideration of the report.

 

 

 

 


DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

1        Results of Consultation - Planning Proposal for Amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 and draft Heritage Local Environmental Plan                   

PRC 72  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Results of Consultation - Planning Proposal for Amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 and draft Heritage Local Environmental Plan be received.

2.     Council endorse the post-exhibition changes to the Planning Proposal as outlined in the report.

3.     Council not hold a public hearing in relation to the Planning Proposal.

4.     Once the post-exhibition changes are made, the amended Planning Proposal, be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure with a request to:

a.   consider the changes made to the Planning Proposal in response to the public exhibition; and

b.   make the plan in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

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

For

Against

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Prue Guillaume

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Marko Malkoc

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Kaylene Allison

 

 


A City of Opportunities

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Item 2, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 7:39pm.

 

Having previously declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 2,Councillors Ross Fowler OAM and Jim Aitken OAM  left the meeting, the time being 7:39pm.

 

2        Placement of Council's newspage

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow took the Chair.

PRC 73  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Mark Davies

          That:

 

1.     The information contained in the report on Placement of Council's newspage be received

2.     Council commit to placement of Council’s weekly newspage with the Western Weekender for a two year period effective immediately.

3.     Paragraph 1 of the conclusion of the report be revised to indicate all prices quoted are based on a weekly rate by adding the words “per week” at the end of the prices quoted.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting and resumed the Chair, the time being 7:41pm.

 

Councillors Ross Fowler OAM and Jim Aitken OAM,  returned to the meeting, the time being 7:41pm.

 

A Liveable City

 

3        Sportsground Management Strategy

Recreation Manager, Andrew Robinson introduced the report and gave a brief overview of the report.

         

PRC 74  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marko Malkoc

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sportsground Management Strategy be received

2.     Council adopt the Sportsground Management Strategy.

3.     Council write to the organisations that made submissions notifying those groups of the response and Council’s decision regarding adoption of the draft Sportsground Management Strategy.

 

A Vibrant City

 

4        Subsidies to Local Bands, Orchestras and Musical and Performance Groups

Community and Cultural Development Manager, Erich Weller introduced the report gave a brief overview of the report.

         

PRC 75  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Subsidies to Local Bands, Orchestras and Musical and Performance Groups be received.

2.     The amended policy document on Subsidies to Performance Groups provided at Appendix 1 to this report be adopted.

 

 

5        Penrith and St Marys Centres Management Review

Group Manager – People and Places, Roger Nethercote introduced the report and gave a brief presentation.

         

PRC 76  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith and St Marys Centres Management Review be received

2.     Council create new centre management entities for Penrith City Centre and St Marys Town Centre in accordance with the management model Option 1 and the new governance arrangements as described in this report

3.     Council write to the Penrith City Centre Association and the St Marys Town Centre Association to obtain their undertaking to the dissolution of the associations effective from 30 June 2012

4.     Council establish an Independent Review Panel to advise Council in the setting up of the new centre management entities and then to advise and make recommendations to Council in relation to the ongoing operational reviews and reporting on the new entities in accordance with the recommended governance arrangements

5.     Council endorse the appointment of a suitably qualified consultant to assist in the implementation of the new management arrangements with costs to be funded from the Penrith City Centre and St Marys Town Centre 2012/13 budget allocations

6.     The General Manager be authorised to advance the establishment of the new entities and associated management arrangements as recommended and a further report be provided to Council for Council’s formal endorsement to the final agreements as outlined in the report

7.     The Penrith City Centre Association, the St Marys Town Centre Association, the Penrith Business Alliance and the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce be formally thanked for their support of the Centre’s Review process and their valuable contributions to it.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:23pm.

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 5 December 2011.

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date