CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 11 MARCH 2013 AT 7:36PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ross Fowler OAM for the period 8 March 2013 to 25 March 2013 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC9  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that an apology be received from Councillor Jim Aitken OAM.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 11 February 2013

PRC10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 February 2013 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest –Significant in Item 5 – Public Rally regarding Waste from Nelson Road Hunters Hill as his wife is the State Member for Mulgoa.  The Mayor indicated that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

Procedural Motion

PRC11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies that Item 5 be considered before all other business.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies then brought the Councillors’ attention to the retirement this month of Council’s Group Manager – People and Places, Mr Roger Nethercote, noting Mr Nethercote’s valuable contribution to the local community during his employment with Penrith City Council, and advised that further details of Mr Nethercote’s retirement function will be made available in due course.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, on behalf of Council, also congratulated Councillor Prue Car and her husband on the birth of their first child, last week.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Item 5, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies then vacated the Chair, the time being 7:40 pm.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM, then took the Chair for consideration of Item 5, the time being 7:40 pm.

 

A Leading City

 

5        Public Rally regarding Radioactive Waste from Nelson Parade Hunters Hill             

A MOTION  was moved by Councillor Prue Car seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Public Rally regarding Radioactive Waste from Nelson Parade Hunters Hill be received.

2.      Council proceed with Option 2 for hire of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre for the public rally regarding Radioactive Waste from Nelson Parade Hunters Hill, with the cost to be allocated equally from each Ward’s voted works.

PRC12  An AMENDMENT was made by Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the information contained in the report on Public Rally regarding Radioactive Waste from Nelson Parade Hunters Hill be received.

Upon being PUT to the meeting the AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the MOTION was also CARRIED.

Councillor John Thain called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Prue Car                                  

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Jackie Greenow

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

 

 

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM used his casting vote.

Councillors John Thain, Greg Davies, Prue Car and Karen McKeown then left the meeting at 8:10 pm and did not return.

 

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM then vacated the Chair at 8:12 pm.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, returned to the meeting and took the Chair, the time being 8:12 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

A Liveable City

 

6        Illegal Dumping Abatement and Presentation of Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad Annual Report

The Manager, Waste and Community Protection, Tracy Chalk introduced the report and invited RID Squad Co-ordinator, Mr Barry Ryan, to give a presentation.

PRC13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the information contained in the report on Illegal Dumping Abatement and Presentation of Western Sydney Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad Annual Report be received.

 

A Leading City

 

3        Public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include the Panthers Penrith Precinct                                                                                                               

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

PRC14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include the Panthers Penrith Precinct be received.

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Regulations 2000, a draft amendment to Penrith Development Control Plan 2010 Chapter E6 – Panthers Penrith Precinct be publicly exhibited.

3.     A further report be presented to Council following public exhibition of the draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 advising of the outcomes of the exhibition and making further recommendations for adoption.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

                                                        

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

1        Works in Kind / Material Public Benefit Policy applying to Development Contributions    

PRC15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Works in Kind / Material Public Benefit Policy applying to Development Contributions be received.

2.     Council adopts the Works In Kind/ Material Public Benefit Policy shown at Appendix 2 to this report.

3.     Council rescind the current policy, known as “Section 94 Works in Kind Procedures ”.

 

2        Status of the Sustainability Revolving Fund                                                                   

PRC16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the information contained in the report on Status of the Sustainability Revolving Fund be received.

 

4        District Open Space Development Contributions Plan Expenditure                            

PRC17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on District Open Space Development Contributions Plan Expenditure be received.

2.     Current District Open Space Plan contributions be spent in accordance with the Table shown at Appendix 1 to this report.

3.     In the event that any further contributions are available – either through additional contributions, interest earned or savings to project costs described in this report – these funds be spent on remaining facilities described within the DOS s94 Plan, as outlined in the Table shown at Appendix 1 to 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 Michelle Tormey

                                                        

Councillor Jackie Greenow

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1          Leave of Absence                                                                                                     

Councillor Jackie Greenow requested Leave of Absence from 22 March 2013 to 4 April 2013 inclusive.

PRC18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

PRC19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Jackie Greenow from 22 March 2013 to 4 April 2013 inclusive.

 

 There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:01 pm.

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 11 March 2013.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date