30 May 2012

 

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that a POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held in the Passadena Room, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 4 June 2012 at 7:00PM.

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 Kaylene Allison - 28 May 2012 to 8 July 2012 inclusive.

Councillor Prue Guillaume - 4 June 2012 to 15 June 2012 inclusive.

 

2.           APOLOGIES

 

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 7 May 2012.

 

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 THE MEETING

 

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

 

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION

9.           DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

10.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

11.         URGENT BUSINESS

12.         CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS


POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Monday 4 June 2012

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

DELIVERY program reports

 


2012 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2012 - December 2012

(adopted by Council on 21 November 2011)

 

 

 

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Policy Review Committee

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Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

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Meeting at which the 2011-2012 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2011-2012 Annual Statements are presented

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The opportunity may be taken to move this meeting to the 17 September 2012, should the election result be declared early.

 

The Ordinary Council Election will be held on 8 September 2012

-            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 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.

    



DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

 

A Leading City

 

1        Proposed Adjustment of Glenmore Park Suburb Boundary to include Glenmore Park Stage 2

 

2        Rezoning Application - Land at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (The Knoll)

 

3        Digital Local Government Program and Digital Economy Strategy

 

A City of Opportunities

 

4        Rural Fencing

 

5        Sydney over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper

    

 


 

 

 

 

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A Leading City

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Proposed Adjustment of Glenmore Park Suburb Boundary to include Glenmore Park Stage 2

 

2        Rezoning Application - Land at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (The Knoll)

 

3        Digital Local Government Program and Digital Economy Strategy

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2012

A Leading City

 

 

1

Proposed Adjustment of Glenmore Park Suburb Boundary to include Glenmore Park Stage 2   

 

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

Glenmore Park Stage 2 is the planned southern residential expansion of the Glenmore Park estate and was zoned for urban purposes in 2009.  The planned intention of the Stage 2 expansion, which straddles the current suburb boundary between Glenmore Park and Mulgoa, was that it would become an integrated part of the Glenmore Park estate.

 

Given the housing development is now advancing on the Stage 2 estate, it is timely to commence the process of amending the suburb boundaries at the southern end of Glenmore Park and the Northern end of Mulgoa, on the western side of The Northern Road.  This will give clarity to the new suburb boundary as well as maintaining the distinction between our urban and rural areas, as well as giving certainty to the new incoming residents.  It is also recommended that the Mulgoa Nature Reserve, which currently straddles the suburb boundary between Glenmore Park and Mulgoa, and the proposed extension, be located wholly within Mulgoa. 

 

This report recommends that Council commence the boundary alignment process with the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of amending the suburb boundary of Glenmore Park to include the zoned Stage 2 estate, and engage with the community as part of that process.

Background

The Glenmore Park estate was officially opened in 1990 as a part of the South Penrith residential development and over the last 20 years has been one of the fastest growing urban areas in the Local Government Area; on the other hand Mulgoa has largely retained its rural character.  The Stage 2 southern expansion of Glenmore Park was zoned for urban purposes in 2009 and housing development is now advancing.

 

To maintain the urban/rural distinction it is important that the suburb boundary between Glenmore Park and Mulgoa is amended to encompass the Stage 2 estate and reinforce the new urban edge of the City.

 

Currently there are a number of properties that are contained within Glenmore Park Stage 2, which actually fall within the boundary of Mulgoa; furthermore there are some lots and streets which are dissected by the current boundary.

 

Current Situation

 

Council staff have identified the need for amending the suburb boundary between Glenmore Park and Mulgoa.  Representations have also been received requesting clarity about the location of the new boundary.  The area in question relates to the Glenmore Park Stage 2 development located at the Southern edge of Glenmore Park Stage 1 and Northern Edge of Mulgoa adjoining the Northern Road. The area known as Glenmore Park Stage 2 is technically within the suburb name of Mulgoa. A site plan demonstrating Glenmore Park Stage 1 and 2 is appended to this report at Appendix 1.  The appended map indicates the existing boundary between Glenmore Park Stage 1 and Mulgoa (in pink) and also shows the proposed boundary taking into account Stage 2 of the development (in black).  The new boundary reflects the new zoned urban area for Glenmore Park. The new boundary will also rectify the situation where a number of properties and streets are dissected by the current boundary.

 

Next Steps

 

Under the provisions of the Geographical Names Act 1996, the Geographical Names Board (GNB) has the power and the function to approve suburb and locality names and boundaries.  The boundaries of suburbs within the City of Penrith were approved by the GNB and notified in the NSW Government Gazette on 10 October 1997.  Anyone can submit a proposal to amend an address locality however the GNB requires that the local Council must concur with the proposal put forward.

 

The GNB has a set of guidelines and processes which must be adhered to when seeking to amend suburb boundaries.  The essence of these guidelines is that Council must demonstrate wide community consultation and support attached to a proposal and map identifying the area.  It would be prudent for Council in line with the provisions of the Geographical Names Act 1996, to seek community support through advertisements within the local press, letters to affected residents and consultation with any significant local resident groups or other relevant stakeholders.

 

After Council has submitted its proposal with supporting documentation the GNB then considers the proposal and if approved it is advertised in the NSW Government Gazette (gazette) and local newspapers.  The GNB also provides maps for public consultation to be placed in the Council chambers and other public areas.  A copy of the guidelines and process conducted by the GNB is appended to this report at Appendix 2.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Adjustment of Glenmore Park Suburb Boundary to include Glenmore Park Stage 2 be received.

2.     Council conduct a community consultation process to ascertain support for the proposed suburb boundary re-alignment between Glenmore Park and Mulgoa, through advertisements and consultation with affected residents and local groups.

3.     A further report be brought back to Council on the outcome of the community consultation process in view of submitting a proposal to the Geographical Names Board.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Proposed Suburb Boundary Amendment

1 Page

Appendix

2.  

Geographical Names Board Guidelines

2 Pages

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Proposed Suburb Boundary Amendment

 

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Appendix 2 - Geographical Names Board Guidelines

 

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A Leading City

 

 

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Rezoning Application - Land at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (The Knoll)   

 

Compiled by:               Matthew Rose, Senior Environmental Planner

Authorised by:            Paul Grimson, Sustainability & Planning Manager  

 

Objective

We plan responsibly for now and the future

Community Outcome

A Council that plans responsibly for a sustainable future (3)

Strategic Response

Build our City's future on the principles of sustainability (3.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

Landcom has submitted an application for the rezoning of land located at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (the Knoll) for residential and public open space purposes.  The requested rezoning will enable the subdivision of the Site to provide a low density residential development (of up to 45 lots) and the dedication of a proposed public reserve.

 

This report provides a summary of the results of the officer’s review of the rezoning application and associated documents (draft Planning Proposal and supporting Technical Studies) which suggests that there are no reasons for the application to be progressed to the next stage of the rezoning process.

 

As such, this report also seeks Council’s endorsement to forward the draft Planning Proposal to the New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I), seeking a ‘Gateway Determination’ to commence the local environmental plan amendment process and to commence a consultation program with public authorities and the community as required by the gateway determination.

 

A copy of the draft Planning Proposal is attached for the information of Councillors.

Background

The land located at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (the Site), also known as ‘the Knoll’, is approximately 7.5 hectares in size.  The Site, a vacant, open grassed area with some stands of vegetation, contains a topographical highpoint which rises approximately 12 metres above the immediately surrounding land.  This topographical feature presents a significant servicing constraint on the development of the Site as the supply of potable water can not be achieved above 80 metres (Australian Height Datum (AHD)).

The Site is located immediately to the north of the predominantly rural suburb of Orchard Hills and is bounded by residential development to the north, east and west, whilst Caddens Road runs along its southern boundary.  Appendix 1 provides a location plan.

The Site has been owned by Landcom (or its earlier predecessors) since 1982 and represents a ‘residual lot’ from the original 1982 residential subdivision that now surrounds it – known as South Kingswood.  The Site is predominantly unfenced and is used informally by the surrounding residents as open space.  The community’s reaction to Landcom’s previous development proposals for the Site indicates a strong attachment to the Site as a potential public open space asset.

The site is currently zoned under two environmental planning instruments, Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 (Urban land) (LEP 1998) and Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 25 (Orchard Hills) (SREP25).  Appendix 2 provides a plan of the current zones.

Approximately 11,000m2 of the Site is zoned ‘2(b) Residential’ under LEP 1998.  Under this zone, and the associated planning controls, development for the purposes of recreation areas and low density residential development (dwellings, dual occupancies and secondary dwellings) with a minimum lot size of 550m2 are permissible.  The remainder of the Site is zoned ‘1(a) Agricultural Protection’ under SREP 25.  This zone and its associated planning controls make provision for recreation areas and 3 rural-residential lots (2 at 0.5-hectares and 1 at 5-hectares).  The rural-residential lots can all accommodate dwellings, dual occupancies and secondary dwellings.

On the above basis, the current planning controls provide the potential for up to 22 residential lots and 3 rural-residential/rural lots. 

Landcom is now seeking to rezone the Site to allow additional residential development, up to 45 lots, to that currently permitted by existing planning controls.  The application also proposes rezoning approximately 2-hectares of the highest part of the Site for dedication as public open space in the form of a ‘Hill-top Park’.

Previous Considerations

The Knoll was not developed at the same time as the rest of the residential estate because of a servicing constraint, namely the supply of potable water above an RL of 72 metres AHD.  Only the part of the Site that could be serviced received an ‘urban zone’, the remainder received a ‘rural zone’.  Appendix 3 provides an indication of the major contours that affect the Site. 

The development of the site, for urban or rural purposes, has never been progressed.  Any development of the urban zoned part of the Site to the potential of the current planning controls would result in a poor urban design outcome with lots distributed in two small pockets on either side of the Site, immediately adjacent to and above (due to the Site’s topography) existing residences, with limited connectivity to the surrounding road network.

Council has recently considered the rural zoned part of the Site in Stage 1 of the City-wide Local Environmental Plan, now published as Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010).  The exhibited draft of LEP 2010 applied the Standard Instrument Template ‘RU4 Primary Production Small Lots’ zone to the rural zoned part of the Site in an effort to translate the older rural zone into a Standard Instrument Template zone.

However, in considering a submission made by Landcom in response to the exhibited draft of LEP 2010, Council resolved to defer the Site to Stage 2 of the City-wide Local Environmental Plan (the City-wide Plan) to allow Landcom to pursue a rezoning application.

Following the publication of LEP 2010, Landcom advised that it no longer wished to pursue its intended rezoning and would instead seek consent to develop the Site in accordance with the current zones and planning controls.  This means that the Site, in its entirety, is now contained in the Planning Proposal delivering Stage 2 of the City-wide Plan.  This Planning Proposal translates the current zones into Standard Instrument Template zones, effectively retaining the current development potential of up to 22 residential lots and 3 rural-residential lots.  Recreation areas would also remain a permissible use.

In July 2011, Landcom lodged a development application seeking consent for a development of 9 residential lots (between 1,400-1,500m2) and 3 rural-residential lots (between 0.5-1 hectares).  The layout of the proposed development corresponded with the current zoning of the Site, with the residential lots surrounding centrally located rural lots on the elevated parts of the Site.

The response to the community consultation exercises carried out by Landcom prior to and after the lodgement of its development application revealed a strong community opposition to the proposed development.  Community concerns at the time related to the loss of a perceived public open space asset, the loss of amenity for the existing residences surrounding the Site, and the impact of the proposed development on stormwater run-off and traffic.  The development application has not been determined.

Landcom, in acknowledging and responding to these concerns and the servicing constraints affecting the Site, investigated alternative development outcomes.  The alternative outcomes submitted to date range from a proposal for 15 residential lots (between 1,100 – 2,400m2) and 1 lot dedicated as public open space (approximately 4 hectares) to a proposal for 45 residential lots (between 650 – 1,400m2) and 1 lot dedicated as public open space (approximately 2 hectares).  These alternative outcomes all require a rezoning of the Site.

The Proposal

As part of Landcom’s planning investigations, Sydney Water confirmed that the servicing constraint on the Site has been overcome to an extent, advising that potable water can now be supplied to an RL of 80 rather than 72 metres AHD.  Landcom now wish to take advantage of this improved service and develop the Site as an extension to the existing residential area.  In doing so, Landcom have recognised the community’s perceived use of the Site as a public open space and have made provision to formalise this use by embellishing and dedicating a ‘Hill-top Park’.

Landcom has made a rezoning application that seeks the rezoning of the Site to provide approximately 5.5 hectares of land for low density residential development and approximately 2-hectares of land for public open space.  The area of the Site identified for low density residential development is not subject to the identified servicing constraint. 

Appendix 4 provides a copy of Landcom’s Concept Plan.

Landcom’s Concept Plan indicates that the Site could yield up to 45 lots, each containing a single dwelling.  Landcom submits that the proposed density, size and layout of the lots, structured around two internal roads extending from Casuarina Circuit and Angophora Avenue, are consistent with the existing residential area that surrounds the Site.

 

 

Landcom has indicated that it intends to dedicate the remainder of the Site to the community as an embellished ‘Hill-top Park’, submitting that the location of the park will also assist in the retention of significant stands of trees.  Landcom has also proposed to upgrade Caddens Road along the southern boundary of the Site. 

The Planning Proposal

Landcom has provided a draft Planning Proposal (Attached), prepared in accordance with DP&I’s guidelines, to progress the requested rezoning as an amendment to LEP 2010.  The Planning Proposal will allow Landcom to develop the Site for residential purposes and dedicate the Hill-top Park as public open space.  This will be achieved through:

(a)          The introduction of new zoning, development standards and specific local     provisions into LEP 2010; and

(b)          The repeal of SREP 25.

The specific amendments of LEP 2010 will introduce the ‘R2 Low Density Residential’ zone and associated land use table and a specific local provision limiting the total number of lots to be provided on the site to 45.  The local provision will also prohibit Dual occupancies and secondary dwellings to reflect the constraints presented by the Site’s topography and proximity to existing dwellings.  LEP 2010 will also be amended to ensure that the ‘RE1 Public Recreation’ zone and appropriate development standards concerning lot size, floor space ratio and height of buildings are applied to the proposed residential component of the Site.  Appendix 5 indicates how the zones may apply to the Site.

The Planning Proposal is accompanied by a number of supporting technical studies that present the results of assessment into traffic impacts, Aboriginal heritage, biodiversity, bushfire, servicing, stormwater management, and land contamination.  It is recommended that Landcom also commission or refine the following studies prior to the community and State Agency consultation exercise:

(a)     Stormwater Management Strategy: Although the current Stormwater Management Report (8 May 2012) confirms that the storm-water run-off generated by the proposed development can be managed so that it will not impact on existing development, it does not provide sufficient information to confirm that the currently proposed solution is the most appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solution currently available.  An updated report will provide the information required to either inform an alternative solution or confirm that the currently proposed solution is the most appropriate in this instance.  

(b)     Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment: A more detailed investigation to provide information about the extent and degree of the identified contaminants present on the Site.  The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment identified ‘hot-spots’ of contamination from illegal dumping activities.  The contaminants are not linked to any previous or historical land use.  This Assessment, when complete, will inform a plan of remediation.  If the ‘hot-spots’ can not be remediated to a standard suitable for the proposed residential development, the boundaries of the proposed zones will need amending to exclude these areas.

(c)     Stage 2 Road Safety Audit: To identify and eliminate potential safety hazards before the design and construction of new roads and intersections, including their integration into the planned residential development is undertaken.  This will inform the design of and may indicate a different location for the proposed roads and road junctions than those indicated on the Concept Plan (Appendix 4).

Landcom has also provided the results of the community consultation exercises it undertook for its 2011 development application and its current rezoning application.  The stated objective for the community consultation exercise on the rezoning application, undertaken in March 2012, was to:

(a)     communicate the changes made to the proposed development that forms the basis of the current development application (for 9 residential lots and 3 rural-residential lots), and

(b)     advise of the intended rezoning application.

It is intended that the amendments to LEP 2010 will also be supported by a specific ‘Precinct Chapter’ in Penrith Development Control Plan 2010. This Precinct Chapter will provide controls on, amongst other things:

(a)          Dwelling location and orientation, especially for the lots adjacent to the proposed   Hill-top Park;

(b)          Dwelling design to ensure it responds appropriately to the Site’s topography;

(c)          Landscaping and fencing (including green screens to existing dwellings);

(d)          Location of essential services; and

(e)          Park access, security, and pedestrian and cyclist desire lines.

Review of the Rezoning Application and Associated Planning Proposal

The review of the rezoning application, including the Planning Proposal and supporting technical studies, is complete. 

There appear to be no constraints to progressing the requested rezoning of the Site to the next stage of the rezoning process – a submission to DP&I for a Gateway Determination to commence the local environmental plan amendment process and to commence a consultation program with public authorities and the community (as required by the gateway determination).

In summary, the rezoning application is substantially consistent with NSW Government and Council adopted strategic planning documents and will:

(a)          Provide a formalised, embellished public open space in the form of a 2-hectare        Hill-top Park.

(b)          Retain and enhance a landscape feature and its associated scenic character. 

(c)          Offer certainty to the surrounding community with regards to the future        development potential of the Site.

(d)          Provide ‘in-fill residential development’ that makes use of existing infrastructure    and services.

(e)          Provide new dwellings that reflect the character of the existing residential     development that surrounds the Site.

(f)          Result in the upgrade of Caddens Road to an ‘urban standard’ along the Southern Boundary of the Site.

(g)          Resolve a deferred matter in Council’s City-wide Local Environmental Planning     Instrument and repeal SREP 25, further reducing the number of planning         instruments applying to Penrith Local Government Area.

(h)          Assist in meeting Council’s housing targets.

Additional Public Benefit

Landcom has submitted a formal ‘Letter of Offer’ to enter into a voluntary planning agreement securing the suite of relevant contributions and package of land and works, including:

(a)          The dedication of the proposed Hill-top Park to Council as public open space;

(b)          Embellishment of the proposed Hill-top Park;

(c)          Upgrade of Caddens Road to full urban standard; and

(d)          Payment of all applicable development contributions.

Should Council accept this offer, a voluntary planning agreement will be developed with and signed by Landcom to support any final submission of the Planning Proposal (as amended) to the Minister for the making of the proposed amendments to LEP 2010.

Conclusion

The requested rezoning is considered to be an appropriate master planned approach that delivers a residential development that responds to the topography and servicing constraint affecting the Site.  The rezoning will not only formalise the community’s use of the Site as public open space, but will provide certainty, regarding the number of dwellings and likely uses, for those residents who live in close proximity to it.

Landcom has gone to considerable lengths to consult with local residents regarding its previous proposals for the site as well as at various stages in the development of the current Planning Proposal. Landcom has also sought to address the various concerns raised by residents in the design of its master plan and the statutory provisions proposed to apply to the future development. No doubt there will still be a variety of views and some opposition to the proposal by the surrounding community. However, it is felt that Landcom’s proposal has sufficient merit to commence a formal Gateway process and move it to the next stage of community engagement.

Subject to Council’s endorsement to proceed with the requested rezoning and a successful Gateway Determination, Council officers will continue to work with Landcom and its Project Team to ensure that the necessary supporting documents, including the Planning Proposal, Technical Studies and supporting Development Control Plan chapter are prepared or refined for the community consultation exercise.

A further report will be presented to Council following the public exhibition of the draft Planning Proposal advising of the outcomes of the consultation exercise.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Application - Land at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (The Knoll) be received.

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulation 2000, Council endorse the Planning Proposal – Amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 – Caddens Knoll (attached separately) and forward it to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure seeking the issue of a Gateway Determination to commence the local environmental plan making process and the exhibition of the Planning Proposal.

3.     The General Manager be granted delegation to make any necessary minor changes required to the Planning Proposal before submitting it to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

4.     A further report be presented to Council following the public exhibition of the draft Planning Proposal advising of the outcomes of the consultation program and any recommendations relating to the adoption of the final Planning Proposal.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Location Plan

1 Page

Appendix

2.  

Current Zones

1 Page

Appendix

3.  

Contours

1 Page

Appendix

4.  

Concept Plan

1 Page

Appendix

5.  

Requested Zones

1 Page

Appendix

6. View

Planning Proposal

20 Pages

Attachment

  


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Appendix 1 - Location Plan

 

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Appendix 2 - Current Zones

 

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Appendix 3 - Contours

 

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Appendix 4 - Concept Plan

 

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Appendix 5 - Requested Zones

 

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A Leading City

 

 

3

Digital Local Government Program and Digital Economy Strategy   

 

Compiled by:               Ray Richardson, Grants Support Officer

Chris Gardner, Information Management & Technology Manager

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

At the Policy Review meeting of 7 May 2012 there was a report providing some background on the National Broadband Network (NBN), the planned rollout in the Penrith area and the opportunity to apply for federal funding programs.

On 18 May the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) advised that the Digital Local Government Program (DLGP) had opened and that Penrith City Council was one of 11 eligible Councils to apply.

 

This program provides up to $375,000 of a $500,000 project to establish video conferencing for a Council service. The program requires the development of a detailed business case to secure the funding.

 

Council will also recall that at the meeting of 7 May 2012, mention was made of the desirability of developing a Digital Economy Strategy to support Council and the community’s use of the NBN, as an attractor for business investment and to position Council for further funding opportunities.

 

The services of Attentive Consulting have been engaged to assist in the preparation of the Digital Local Government Program business case.  Funding is available for this engagement from a re-prioritisation of the IM&T operational budget and from the Grants Reserve and will be spread across the 2011-12 and 2012-13 budgets.

 

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is being rolled out in Penrith and over the next three years over 25,000 premises in the LGA are expected to have access to the NBN.

 

Background

The Digital Local Government Program is being made available under the same conditions to the first 40 Local Government Authorities to receive the National Broadband Network (NBN).

 

The DBCDE grant funding of up to $375,000 is to be complemented with cash contributions and/or in-kind contributions of at least 25% ($125,000 for a $500,000 project) from the participating council.

 

The funding is to assist the development of a video conferencing service between Council and homes and/or businesses within its community.

 

The program encourages the development of inline services that are replicable (capable of implementation by other councils as the NBN reaches them) and scalable (able to expand as the NBN rollout continues in the Penrith community). It has the potential to encourage a step change in the quality, availability and speed of local government services.

 

Some examples of potential projects for which the DLGP could fund development include the following.

 

A platform to host online video-based community forums on topical issues such as major development proposals. This would have the potential for enabling a larger number and wider cross-section of interested residents to participate in local government consultative processes. This platform could also be used to educate community members on information relating to emergency situations such as bushfires, including procedural arrangements.

 

Enhancing or replacing an existing council service with an online service delivered to the home via the NBN. For example, some councils are responsible for the delivery of health care advice to assist new parents. This service involves maternal and child health nurses visiting parents to provide advice and support on issues with newborns such as sleep and settling difficulties. In some instances, the parents may have to visit the healthcare centre. If some of these consultations could be delivered via videoconference using the NBN, it would be possible to deliver more timely advice, reduce travel costs and increase convenience.

 

Local government services to the home using cloud-based applications that require significant bandwidth and assured levels of stability. The use of cloud-based services would ensure that councils always had access to the latest applications and could easily scale up services at periods of high demand.

 

It is important that each proposed business case includes a clear strategy to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the project beyond the funded period, which will not extend beyond 30 June 2014.

 

Council must advise DBCDE via a letter of intent of the services we propose to deliver, the identified Council premises with an NBN or alternate connection to a fibre network to deliver the service and the intended procurement process (procuring ICT services from the Department’s panel of videoconferencing providers or independent provider) by 5 July 2012.

 

To meet these deadlines consultants have been engaged to commence work with Council from 4 June.

 

Attentive Consulting and the company’s Senior Partner – Public Sector, Sam Austrin-Miner, have direct experience working with LGAs in NSW and Queensland through the first two funding rounds associated with the NBN roll-out, including Armidale Dumaresq Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, and Toowoomba Regional Council; and to date has a track record of 100% success with submissions to the DLGP.

 

The consultant’s role will be to assist in the internal consultation process to determine the Council service which will be the subject of the DLGP and to compile details essential to the formulation of the business case for the application.

 

The DLGP project will be delivered over an eight-week period of lapsed time, which will commence on 4 June 2012.

 

The Information Management and Technology (IM&T) Department Manager, the Grants Support Officer and consultants will attend a briefing on the DLGP by DBCDE in Canberra on Thursday 21 June. The consultants plan to be well advanced with development of this project by that date and it is anticipated that there will be an opportunity to discuss the plans with DBCDE staff while in Canberra.

 

The deadline for the DLGP submission is 14 September, but the consultants are confident that the application will be submitted prior to that date. The sooner the DBCDE are able to make a decision on Penrith’s application, the earlier the project will be able to commence, which will provide an advantage to members of this community.

 

As NBN Co is unable to provide direct fibre-optic connection to the Civic Centre, plans are proceeding to install a microwave link between the Penrith Swim Centre (which is within the initial NBN roll-out area) and the Penrith Civic Centre. The cost of installation, with radio link back-up and maintenance agreements will be resourced from the IM&T Department’s budget.

 

In addition to these costs, quotations for a subscription to access the NBN at 100M bandwidth are being sought. This contract will also cover Council for the three programs mentioned above and it is expected that the majority of this charge (up to $2,000 per month) will be covered by the successful grant funded programs.

 

This connection will provide in excess of the minimum requirements for bandwidth required for eligibility for locating the DLGP within the Civic Centre. It will also provide in excess of the minimum speed requirements for the Digital Hubs Program and Digital Enterprise Program for the Civic Centre and Nepean Community College, should either or both of these applications be approved.

 

Digital Economy Strategy

 

The consultants will also undertake internal and external consultation to develop a Digital Economy Strategy. This Strategy will be integrated into Council’s new Community Strategic Plan currently under development; and then the subsequent Resource Strategy, Delivery Strategy and Operational Plans.

 

In order to assist in the design and development of a robust Digital Economy Strategy, assistance has been sought from Attentive Consulting to aid the process of diagnostic, design, and delivery along with council officers.

 

Their engagement will deliver:

•   The Digital Economic Strategy – Detailed report containing market/social      segmentation, case studies and recommendations leading to project deliverables;

•   The Digital Economic Strategy – High Level Public/Business       Consumption/Marketing Report;

•   A Delivery Roadmap – next ten years;

•   An Implementation Project Plan – Next 2/3 years; and

•   Survey Findings - Statistical Analysis.

 

The Digital Economy Strategy project will be delivered over a 12 week period of lapsed time commencing on the 4th June, with completion times confirmed in the project planning phase.  It is envisaged that the two projects (of different lengths) will be run in parallel to maximise staff resource time in Council and with the Consultants Attentive Consulting.

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

The development of a Digital Economy Strategy (DES) is an important milestone in assisting Council to develop an application to the DLGP.  The engagement of Attentive Consulting for $96,000, following a competitive quoting process, to assist Council Officer is in developing the DES and subsequent grant application options for Council’s consideration, is considered to provide value for money given the expertise and experience of the firm.  The projected balance of the Grant Reserve at 30 June 2013 is $325,782 and funding for this engagement can be accommodated by a reallocation of priorities within existing IT&M operational budgets and an allocation from the Grants Reserve in 2012-13.

 

This report identifies a further report to Council outlining any potential projects for submission to the DLGP and funding options for Council’s $125,000 contribution, which may include in kind contributions.

 

Summary

Council will have an opportunity to contribute during the development of the business case for the DLGP and the Digital Strategy.  It is envisaged that our application will be lodged ahead of the September closing date and a progress will be made to a Council meeting before submission for Council’s approval.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Digital Local Government Program and Digital Economy Strategy be received

2.     Council endorse the development of a Digital Economy Strategy, which will be incorporated into the Community Strategic Plan 2035

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


A City of Opportunities

 

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4        Rural Fencing

 

5        Sydney over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2012

A City of Opportunities

 

 

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Rural Fencing   

 

Compiled by:               Julie Condon, Development Enquiry Unit Coordinator

Authorised by:            Paul Lemm, Development Services Manager  

Requested By:             Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

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)

       

 

Executive Summary

This report is prepared in response to a request from Clr Kevin Crameri OAM for information on rural fencing.

Both Local and State planning legislation make provision for a variety of fencing types on rural zoned land within the Penrith local government area.

Rural fencing may be constructed without the need for approval if it meets predetermined criteria in the State exempt development policy. Other rural fencing may be erected with the consent of the Council in accordance with the guidelines set out in Council’s Development Control Plans.

Both State and Local planning provisions are designed to ensure that the amenity and quality of rural landscapes and the scenic values of the rural areas are preserved.

Internal or courtyard fencing on rural properties may be permitted as ancillary development to the primary use of the property. This type of fencing is subject to the need for a development application and would be assessed on merit.

The report recommends that the information be received.

Background

Prior to the gazettal of Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 in September 2010, Council’s rural land was zoned under a number of different planning instruments. Each of these had their own separate development controls and guidelines which related to fencing.

 

The majority of rural land is now zoned under LEP 2010 however there are certain parcels and areas of land which have been deferred from LEP 2010 for further consideration in Stage 2 of the LEP process. The bulk of these are still regulated under Penrith LEP 201 – Rural Lands.

 

Council’s planning controls for rural fencing have now largely been consolidated and are housed within various provisions of Penrith DCP 2010. Fencing controls relating to deferred land in rural areas are contained in Part 4.9 of Penrith DCP 2006.

 

State Environmental Planning Policy 2008 - Exempt and Complying Development (the Code SEPP), extinguishes Councils’ individual exempt development controls and contains its own criteria which relate to fencing in rural zones across the State.

 

Rural Fencing Controls

 

1.   Exempt Development

 

Unless a fence meets the criteria for exempt development it will require development consent. The criterion for exempt development is contained within the Code SEPP. Generally to be exempt development in certain rural zones the proposed fence;

 

·    Must not exceed a height of 1.8 metres above ground level subject to the slope of the land;

·    Must meet specific industry standards for safety and installation if electrical;

·    Must be constructed using post and wire or post and rail design and materials.

·    Must not redirect the flow of surface water onto an adjoining property, and

·    Must not redirect or interrupt the flow of surface water on a lot if it is constructed or installed on a flood control lot.

 

In addition to these, fencing must not be constructed or installed on or in, or adjacent to, a draft or existing heritage item/heritage conservation area.

 

Consent would not be required if the general requirements for exempt development and the criteria for rural fencing within ‘the Codes SEPP’ were satisfied.

 

2.   Complying Development

 

Erection of rural fencing may also be carried out as complying development in some rural zones in accordance with the provisions of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008

 

If the proposed fence complies with the criteria specified in the Rural Housing Code a property owner may apply for a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) which may be obtained from either Council or a Private Certifier.

 

3.   Local Development

 

Planning objectives and controls for the development of rural land in Penrith, including those relating to fencing, generally seek to;

 

·    Maintain the rural landscape character and scenic quality of the land

·    Protect and enhance the existing agricultural landscape character of the land

·    Protect, enhance or conserve; the rural character and setting of the City of Penrith,

 

The detailed controls relating to rural fencing are designed to meet the objectives for development in the rural and environmental zones and preserve, protect or enhance the landscape character, scenic values and rural character of an area.

 

Typically this is achieved by limiting the height and materials of boundary fencing, and seeking to ensure the style is reflective of the established rural character and does not have an adverse visual impact.

 

4.   Courtyard Fencing

 

There are no specific Penrith LEP or DCP provisions relating to “court yard” or internal fencing on rural properties. Penrith DCP 2006 contains a provision in Part 4, Section 4.9 Rural Development, to the effect that;

 

“Only rural style fencing will be allowed i.e. of an open rural nature in character with that normally found in rural areas. No objections are raised to internal courtyard fencing or entry fencing, provided such fencing is sensitive to the rural environment.”

 

However this specific provision no longer relates to rural land in the City which is zoned under LEP 2010.

 

The absence of a specific planning requirement for this type of activity does not mean it cannot be considered as development ancillary to the approved primary use of the site. Courtyard or internal fencing of this nature would be subject to a requirement for development approval. The development proposal would be required to demonstrate that;

 

·    The proposed fencing was ancillary to the main use approved on the site

·    It meets the objectives for development under the relevant planning instrument, the zone and the use.

 

Courtyard fencing on rural properties is appropriate to provide privacy to a rural dwelling and provide separation between the domestic and other rural activities on the site. Generally this means a proposed courtyard or internal fence would need to be in association with a dwelling on the site and meet the requirements for visual amenity and for retaining the rural character and landscape of a locality. Any application of this nature would be assessed on merit.

 

Consideration of the merit of an application for courtyard fencing on rural properties would include assessment of the design, location and materials of the proposed fence.

 

Conclusion

 

Rural land owners in the Penrith local government area have the opportunity to erect a variety of types of rural fencing on their property boundaries. Some fencing may be exempt from requiring development approval and others will require consent as a complying development certificate or a development application.

Planning provisions are in place to ensure that rural fencing meets strategic objectives and does not have a negative impact on the amenity and quality of rural landscapes or the scenic values of the rural areas.

Internal or courtyard fencing on rural properties may be permitted as ancillary development to the primary use of the property. This type of fencing is subject to the need for a development application and would be assessed on merit.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Rural Fencing be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                           4 June 2012

A City of Opportunities

 

 

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Sydney over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper   

 

Compiled by:               Paul Battersby, Senior Environmental Planner

Amanda McMurtrie, Environmental Planner

Authorised by:            Paul Grimson, Sustainability & Planning Manager   

 

Objective

We have a say in our future

Community Outcome

A Council that speaks out for Penrith and our region (9)

Strategic Response

Advocate for the employment, transport, and infrastructure to ensure the region is sustainable (9.1)

       

 

Executive Summary

The NSW Government has announced the development of a new Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney and in May 2012 released a Discussion Paper – Sydney over the next 20 years for public comment. 

 

The Discussion Paper aims to stimulate debate about the future of Sydney and is the Government’s first step in the development of a new Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney.  The Discussion Paper will be followed by a draft Strategy for consultation, and a final Strategy by the end of 2012.

 

A link to the Sydney over the next 20 years Discussion Paper was forwarded to Councillors under separate memo on 4 May 2012.  A hard copy has also been provided separately to assist Councillors.

 

Submissions in response to the Discussion Paper are due by 29 June, 2012.

 

A commentary containing our preliminary thoughts is included in the attachments to the Business Paper and reflects Council’s previously endorsed submissions to the review of the current Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 and the recent Long Term Transport Master Plan Discussion Paper.  This commentary is provided to assist Council in its formulation of a submission to Government on the Discussion Paper.  We will continue to refine and improve the strength of the key messages of the commentary.  It is intended to document any matters raised by Councillors during consideration of this report for inclusion in the ultimate submission to Government.  We will also again touch base with Councillors at the Briefing Session of 18 June 2012 to identify any further issues that Councillors may wish to highlight in the submission prior to its finalisation. 

 

It is recommended that a submission be made raising the issues identified in this report and any additional matters raised by Council.

Background

In 2005 the State Government released the Metropolitan Strategy – City of Cities, a strategy to guide the development of Sydney to 2031.  The Strategy centred on creating a more sustainable metropolis through a spatial framework comprising the five Regional Cities of Sydney, North Sydney, Parramatta, Liverpool and Penrith, supported by a hierarchy of centres.

 

The Metropolitan Strategy was reviewed in 2010 and for the first time acknowledged the interrelationship between land use and transport planning, integrating them in the release of the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036.

 

In May 2012 the NSW Government released a Discussion Paper – Sydney over the next 20 years for public comment. Submissions in response to the Discussion Paper are due by 29 June, 2012.

 

It is intended to provide a submission on the Discussion Paper on Council’s behalf.  We have attached an initial commentary on the Discussion Paper for Council’s consideration.  At present the commentary represents a collection of thoughts based on Council’s previous submissions and current policy positions.  The commentary will be refined and will incorporate any additional issues or emphasis that Council would like to advocate in a final submission.

Sydney over the next 20 years – A Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper sees a continuation of the ‘City of Cities’ theme promoted in the previous and current strategies for Sydney, but expresses it as a Region of Many Towns and Cities focused on Sydney/North Sydney as Global Sydney, supported by:

 

·     Three Regional Cities of Penrith, Liverpool and Parramatta;

·     Major Centres such as Blacktown, Bankstown and Chatswood;

·     Specialised Centres such as Macquarie Park, Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead and,

·     Potential Specialised Centres such as the Penrith Health & Education Precinct.

 

The fundamental tenet of the Discussion Paper is that planning for Sydney needs to provide “a strong global city and a liveable local city”.  It notes that a strong global city targets investment to high profile economic opportunities linked to access global trade, investment and tourism.  A liveable local city focuses on the wellbeing of the city, its residents and workers.  It values social networks, the natural environment across the city and economic strengths that support employment and activity in centres. 

 

It is obvious that Sydney is both a global and local city and planning for the city needs to address both roles.  The debate will centre on the balance between planning for these components and this cannot be achieved without a clear vision for the future of Sydney.

 

The Discussion Paper suggests that the planning for Sydney is being shaped by 11 planning principles which are outlined in the attached commentary.  Of particular note is the continued support for Regional Cities such as Penrith and recognition of the need to “link land use planning to transport and infrastructure”.  The Discussion Paper also recognises that land use, transport and infrastructure planning should also be linked to, and inform the preparation of the State Budget.  This is a significant imperative in implementing the Strategies and acknowledges the position previously raised by Council.

 

The Discussion Paper notes that the significant elements that shape Sydney will be:

 

·     Housing our growing population

·     Providing jobs and economic opportunities

·     Providing efficient transport networks

·     Providing the infrastructure we need

·     Providing equitable access to a great lifestyle

·     Protecting our environment and building resilience to natural hazards

·     Protecting productive rural and resource lands

·     Connecting with the regions

·     Delivering the Strategy

 

Some of the key similarities with previous Metropolitan Strategies include the following:

 

·     A 70%-30% split for the provision of new housing in existing urban areas and greenfield land release areas.

·     Support for strong jobs growth in Western Sydney with policies to achieve an appropriate scale and mix of job opportunities for Western Sydney.

·     Provision of a transport system that supports the growth of Sydney

·     Creation of a socially inclusive city through equitable access to housing, jobs and recreation opportunities

·     Reduction of our ecological footprint through efficient use of land, protecting the environment and improving urban design

·     Protecting strategic agricultural lands

 

Our commentary is at an early stage, however the key messages we draw out include the need to:

 

·     Support Penrith in its role as the Regional City for North Western Sydney.

·     Reinforce the 70%-30% split for housing between existing and greenfield areas so as to confine Sydney’s urban footprint and reduce our ecological footprint.

·     Expand the specific jobs target in Penrith to reflect Council’s adopted target of 40,000 new jobs by 2031.

·     Improve employment opportunities by locating a minimum of 50% of all new jobs in Western Sydney.

·     Coordinate the delivery of infrastructure, particularly transport, required to meet the demands of past and planned growth.

·     Improve public transport connections within Western Sydney, particularly between residential and employment locations.

·     Develop a detailed delivery plan and a long term financial model to fund required infrastructure and implement the Strategy.

 

 Next Steps

 

We will continue to refine and improve the strength of the key messages of the commentary.   We will touch base with Councillors at the Briefing Session of 18 June 2012 to identify any further issues that Councillors may wish to highlight in the submission prior to its finalisation.

 

The Discussion Paper will be followed by a draft Strategy for consultation, and a final Strategy by the end of 2012.

 

Conclusion

 

Importantly, the Discussion Paper continues a ‘centres-based’ planning approach to shape the growth of Sydney and it reinforces the role of the regional cities such as Penrith.  The themes are similar to that expressed in previous metropolitan strategies.

 

However, the Paper represents a welcome evolution in the development of metropolitan planning as it recognises the importance of integrating land use, transport and infrastructure in creating a sustainable future for Sydney.  It will replace the current Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 and establish a plan for managing Sydney’s growth to 2031.  The shift in timeline is intended to bring the new Metropolitan Strategy in line with the Long Term Transport Master Plan and the State Infrastructure Strategy.   Crucially, the Government recognises the role of these Strategies in informing the State Budget priorities.  It is important that the Metropolitan Strategy is supported by a detailed delivery plan, a long term financial model and political commitment.

 

The attached preliminary thoughts are provided to assist Council in its formulation of a submission to Government on the Discussion Paper.  Much of the commentary outlined in the attachment replicates the position endorsed by Council in its previous Metropolitan Strategy submissions. The commentary will be refined and will incorporate any additional issues or emphasis that Council would like to advocate in a final submission.

 

A further report will be provided to Council when a draft Metropolitan Strategy is published for consultation later in the year.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sydney over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper be received.

2.     A submission on the Discussion Paper Sydney over the next 20 years be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure based on the comments outlined in the report and any additional matters raised by Council.

3.     A copy of Council’s submission be provided to all Councillors, local State Members, the Penrith Business Alliance and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils upon its completion.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Commentary to Sydney over the next 20 years Discussion Paper

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A Vibrant City

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

Other Interests

 

Monday 4 June 2012

 

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1        Presence of the Public                                                                                                        1

 

2        Grave Digging Services and Internment Fees

 

 


Policy Review Committee                                                                                          4 June 2012

A Leading City

 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

Everyone is entitled to attend a meeting of the Council and those of its Committees of which all members are Councillors, except as provided by Section 10 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

A Council, or a Committee of the Council of which all the members are Councillors, may close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises:

 

(a)                the discussion of any of the matters listed below; or

(b)               the receipt or discussion of any of the information so listed.

The matters and information are the following:

 

(a)                personnel matters concerning particular individuals;

(b)               the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayers;

(c)                information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business;

(d)               commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed:

·                          prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or

 

·                          confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or

 

·                          reveal a trade secret.

 

(e)                information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of the law;

(f)                matters affecting the security of the Council, Councillors, Council staff or Council property;

(g)        advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

The grounds on which part of a meeting is closed must be stated in the decision to close that part of the meeting and must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

The grounds must specify the following:

(a)                the relevant provision of section 10A(2);

(b)               the matter that is to be discussed during the closed part of the meeting;

(c)                the reasons why the part of the meeting is being closed, including (if the matter concerned is a matter other than a personnel matter concerning particular individuals, the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer or a trade secret) an explanation of the way in which discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

Members of the public may make representations at a Council or Committee Meeting as to whether a part of a meeting should be closed to the public

The process which should be followed is:

 

·         a motion, based on the recommendation below, is moved and seconded

·         the Chairperson then asks if any member/s of the public would like to make representations as to whether a part of the meeting is closed to the public

·         if a member/s of the public wish to make representations, the Chairperson invites them to speak before the Committee makes its decision on whether to close the part of the meeting or not to the public.

·         if no member/s of the public wish to make representations the Chairperson can then put the motion to close the meeting to the public.

The first action is for a motion to be moved and seconded based on the recommendation below.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

A Liveable City

 

2        Grave Digging Services and Internment Fees

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 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.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS   

 

 

Date of Meeting:         Monday 4 June 2012

Delivery Program:      A Leading City

Issue:                            Build our City's future on the principles of sustainability (3.1)

Report Title:                Rezoning Application - Land at 17-53 Caddens Road, Kingswood (The Knoll)

Attachments:               Planning Proposal



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Date of Meeting:         Monday 4 June 2012

Delivery Program:      A City of Opportunities

Issue:                            Advocate for the employment, transport, and infrastructure to ensure the region is sustainable (9.1)

Report Title:                Sydney over the next 20 years: A Discussion Paper

Attachments:               Commentary to Sydney over the next 20 years Discussion Paper



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                                            4 June 2012

Attachment 1 - Commentary to Sydney over the next 20 years Discussion Paper

 

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