CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 7:32PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Karen McKeown and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Maurice Girotto for the period 5 February 2013 to 2 March 2013 inclusive.

PRC 1  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that Leave of Absence be granted for Councillor Maurice Girotto for the period 5 February 2013 to 2 March 2013 inclusive.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 2  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that apologies be received for Councillors Greg Davies, Michelle Tormey and Tricia Hitchen.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 3 December 2012

PRC 3  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 3 December 2012 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillors Kevin Crameri OAM, Jim Aitken OAM and Marcus Cornish declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 3 - Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors as they are Directors on the Board of Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Liveable City

 

4        Draft Plans of Management - Penrith Cemeteries

Public Domain Amenity and Safety Manager, Yvonne Perkins introduced the report and invited Carolyn Tallents, Landscape Architect from Aeonix Pty Ltd to give a presentation.                  

PRC 4  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on The Draft Plans of Management-Penrith Cemeteries be received.

2.     The Draft Plans of Management - Penrith Cemeteries as detailed in this report be adopted.

3.     A priority of works from The Draft Plans of Management – Penrith Cemeteries for the next four years be detailed.

4.     A  memo be provided to all Councillors detailing information on a practice that occurs in China where a celebration takes place once a year at cemeteries where families can honour their deceased relatives including opportunities for Penrith to create a similar styled event.

5.     Council’s former Cemeteries Project Officer, Mrs Mary Thorne be thanked for her long standing commitment and efforts throughout this process.

6.     The Draft Plans of Management-Penrith Cemeteries be placed on public exhibition for 30 days.

 

A City of opportunities

 

 3       Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:42pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:47pm.

Chairperson – Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM introduced the report and invited Stadium Manager, Jack Hodge to give a presentation.          

PRC 5  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors be received

2.     Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited Annual Report for 2012-13.

3.     Council note and support the appointment and re-appointment of the persons named in the report to the Board of Directors of Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd. 

 

A Vibrant City

 

5        Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Annual Report

Councillors Marcus Cornish and John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:49pm.

Councillors Marcus Cornish and John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:51pm.

Group Manager – People and Places, Roger Nethercote introduced the report and invited Mr John Reed, Acting CEO, PP&VA to give a presentation                                                                     

PRC 6  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Annual Report be received.

2.     Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd Annual Report for 2012/2013.

 

A Leading City

 

1        The New Model Code of Conduct Framework                                                              

PRC 7  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on The New Model Code of Conduct Framework be received.

2.     The Council adopts the Model Code of Conduct as the Council’s Code of Conduct, and the Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct incorporating the suggested amendment contained within this Report.

3.     The Council accepts that in the event there is a need to appoint a Conduct Reviewer / Conduct Review Committee the Complaints Coordinator selects a person(s) from the panel of persons recommended by WSROC detailed within this report.

4.     The Council adopt the Panel of Conduct Reviewers as detailed within this Report for a period of two years, with an option for a further two (2) years.

 

A City of opportunities

 

2        Secondary dwellings under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP 2009                     

PRC 8  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Secondary dwellings under the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP 2009 be received.

2.     Council seek the support of Local Members and industry bodies such as WSROC and the LGSA in its representations to the Affordable Housing Taskforce of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure regarding the provisions relating to secondary dwellings in the ARH SEPP.

3.     A policy be developed for endorsement by Council which incorporates a procedure to defer payment of Section 94 Contributions relating to secondary dwelling developments where certain eligibility criteria can be demonstrated as outlined in this report.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

                                                        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

 

Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting the time being 9:32pm and did not return.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:33pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 11 February 2013.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date