CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 7 MAY 2012 AT 7:05PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jackie Greenow and Councillors Kaylene Allison, Robert Ardill, 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 Jim Aitken OAM for the period 16 April 2012 to 11 May 2012 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Mark Davies that an apology be received for Councillor Tanya Davies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 16 April 2012

PRC 19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marko Malkoc seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 16 April 2012 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

1        Proposed Changes to the Local Environmental Plan Making Process

Sustainability and Planning Manager, Paul Grimson introduced the report and gave a presentation.   

PRC 20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Changes to the Local Environmental Plan Making Process be received

2.     Council endorse the submission appearing at Appendix 2 to this report.

3.     Council write to the local State Members seeking their support for Council’s submission through representations to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.

 

 

2        Funding to investigate the feasibility of an Environmental Upgrade Agreement Policy for Penrith City                                                                                                                        

PRC 21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Funding to investigate the feasibility of an Environmental Upgrade Agreement Policy for Penrith City be received

2.     The offer of funding be accepted from the Office of Environment and Heritage for Council to undertake a detailed feasibility study on the implementation of Environmental Upgrade Agreements.

3.     Upon completion of the first stage the outcomes are to be the subject of a report to Council regarding its ongoing involvement in the project.

 

A City of Opportunities

 

3        Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Digital Hubs Program

Group Manager – Information and Customer Relations, Brian Steffen introduced the report and gave a presentation.                                                                                                                               

PRC 22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Digital Hubs Program be received

2.     Council endorse the submission of an application requesting up to $350,000 to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for the Digital Hubs Program in partnership with the Nepean Community College.

 

A Vibrant City

 

4        Smoking at School Entrances                                                                                           

PRC 23  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Smoking at School Entrances be received.

2.     Council support an educational campaign described in this report including the installation of signs for interested schools with funding from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District as part of the World No Tobacco Day.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:59pm.

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 7 May 2012.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date