CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 15 APRIL 2013 AT 7:31PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM (arrived 7:36 pm), Bernard Bratusa, Kevin Crameri OAM, 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 Prue Car for the period 11 March 2013 to 19 April 2013 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that an apology be received from Councillor Marcus Cornish.

 

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

PRC21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 March 2013 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 4 – Badgerys Creek Airport Site as he was one of the founders of the Western Sydney Airport Alliance that opposed the Airport.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

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

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto left the meeting, the time being 7:34 pm.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:36 pm.

 

5        Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan                                            

Councillor Maurice Girotto returned to the meeting, the time being 7:51 pm.

 

PRC22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan be received.

2.     Council defer the lands as shown in Appendix 1 from Stage 2 of the City-wide Local Environmental Plan (to allow further negotiations with the State Government to reach its conclusion) and amend the Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan accordingly.

3.       Penrith Urban Study and Strategy be exhibited as a background document to the Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan.

4.     Council undertake further discussions with the State Government concerning who will be responsible for the cost of ground truthing of Deerubbin lands in order to satisfy the Minister’s requirements for the application of the E2 zone.

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 Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow

                                                        

Councillor Maurice Girotto                      

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 8:12 pm.

 

1        2013 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government                                                                                                             

PRC23  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2013 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government be received.

2.     Council nominate Councillor Jim Aitken OAM as its voting delegate for the 2013 National General Assembly of Local Government.

 

 

 

 

2        Results of the feasibility assessment into Environmental Upgrade Agreements in Penrith City                                                                                                                                      

PRC24  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Results of the feasibility assessment into Environmental Upgrade Agreements in Penrith City be received.

2.     Council does not proceed with an Environmental Upgrade Agreement program at this time.

3.     Council reviews the opportunities for an Environmental Upgrade Agreement program in 2-3 years.

4.     An education program focusing on commercial and industrial building owners is considered as part of the Delivery Program 2013-2017.

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch left the meeting, the time being 8:14 pm.

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 8:15 pm.

 

3        St Marys Village Precinct Development

Councillor Ben Goldfinch returned to the meeting, the time being 8:16 pm.

         

PRC25  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.         The information contained in the report on St Marys Village Precinct      Development be received.

2.         Council give its qualified approval to:

·    the preparation of a masterplan over public land

·    the undertaking of studies relating to economic, traffic and parking, and stormwater impacts, and

·    extensive stakeholder consultation

 

        to assist in the assessment of proposals for the redevelopment of the St Marys Village Shopping Centre.

3.         The outcomes of the studies, stakeholder consultation, masterplan preparation           and the nature and extent of the material public benefit that will result from          the proposal         be reported to Council seeking direction on the next steps for the         project.

 

4.     Council submit an application recommending to the Department of Primary Industry (Crown Lands Division) that a permanent legal closure of the remaining part of Kokoda Place, St Marys be approved.

5.     Following approval and legal closure of Kokoda Place, St Marys it be consolidated with adjoining land.

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 Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jackie Greenow

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

 

4        Badgerys Creek Airport Site                                                                                            

PRC26  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Badgerys Creek Airport Site be received.

2.      Council write to WSROC requesting that when future decisions are taken at Board meetings it be made clear in minutes, media statements and other communiqués which Councils have supported or not supported a particular resolution and also request that should the Wilton Study  not support the Wilton site as suitable for a second airport for Sydney, WSROC give consideration to other potential options, such as the provision of the “very fast train” in lieu of an airport at Badgerys Creek.

3.      A further report be presented to Council on the outcome of the Wilton Study and the Western Sydney Employment Area Structure Plan.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that his name be recorded as having voted against the MOTION.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:49 pm.

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 15 April 2013.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date