3 July 2013

 

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 8 July 2013 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

 

2.?????????? APOLOGIES

 

3.?????????? CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 17 June 2013.

 

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

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9.?????????? DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

10.???????? REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

11.???????? URGENT BUSINESS

 

12.???????? CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS


POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Monday 8 July 2013

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

DELIVERY program reports

 


Council_Mark_POS_RGB2013 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2013 - December 2013

(adopted by Council 19/11/12)

 

 

 

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Mon

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Ordinary Council Meeting

7.30pm

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23^?

(7.00pm)

 

 

16

(7.00pm)

 

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25

29v

27#

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30

21

25#+

 

Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

11

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15

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8

12

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14

11

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Resource Strategy) are endorsed for exhibition

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Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Resource Strategy) are adopted

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Meetings at which the Operational Plan quarterly reviews (March and September) are presented

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Meetings at which the Delivery Program progress reports (including the Operational Plan quarterly reviews for June and December) are presented

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Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

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Meeting at which the 2012-2013 Annual Statements are presented

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Meeting at which any comments on the 2012-2013 Annual Statements are presented

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Meeting at which the Annual Report is presented

-            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.

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UNCONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 17 JUNE 2013 AT 7:31PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Mark Davies, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Maurice Girotto, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 16 June 2013 to 19 June 2013 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Marcus Cornish for the period 16 June 2013 to 19 June 2013 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Michelle Tormey for the period 16 June 2013 to 19 June 2013 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 32? RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that an apology be received for Councillor Ben Goldfinch.

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CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 13 May 2013

PRC 33? RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 13 May 2013 be confirmed.

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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There were no declarations of interest.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

A Leading City

 

1??????? The Independent Local Government Review Panel ~ Future Directions Paper??????????

PRC 34? RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.???? The information contained in the report on The Independent Local Government Review Panel ~ Future Directions Paper be received.

2.???? The draft proposed submission be endorsed by Council for submission to the Independent Local Government Review Panel by 28 June 2013.

 

 

Councillor Prue Car left the meeting, the time being 7:50pm

Councillor Prue Car returned to the meeting, the time being 7:51pm.

 

2??????? Local Government Acts Review???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

PRC 35? RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.???? The information contained in the report on the Local Government Acts Review be received.

2.???? The submission attached to this report be forwarded to the Local Government Acts Review Taskforce by 28 June 2013.

3.???? Council?s submission to the Local Government Acts Taskforce request that no action be taken in respect of any recommendations of the Taskforce until a position is taken by the State Government in respect of the recommendations made by the Independent Local Government Review Panel.

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A City of Opportunities

 

3??????? White Paper Submission???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

PRC 36? RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.???? The information contained in the report on White Paper Submission be received.

2.???? Council endorse the matters outlined in the Attachment as a basis for its submission to the DoPI on the White Paper and exposure Bills phase of the reform of the NSW Planning System.

3.???? Council officers finalise the submission and forward a copy to Councillors for information when complete.

4.???? Council officers brief the Local Members from Penrith and the Local Members from neighbouring councils on Council?s submission on the White Paper.

5.???? A copy of Council?s submission be forwarded to WSROC.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:12pm.

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DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

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Outcome 1

 

1??????? Outcomes of public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include Panthers Penrith Precinct ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1

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Outcome 4

 

2??????? Presentation of the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016 ?????????????????????????? 19

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Outcome 7

 

3??????? 2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 31

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Outcome 1

 

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1??????? Outcomes of public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include Panthers Penrith Precinct ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 1

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Policy Review Committee Meeting ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 8 July 2013

 

 

 

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Outcomes of public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include Panthers Penrith Precinct???

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Compiled by:?????????????? Amanda McMurtrie, Environmental Planner

Authorised by:??????????? Paul Grimson, Manager - Strategic Planning ??

 

Outcome

We can work close to home

Strategy

Diversify the region's economy and attract investment, particularly targeting new and emerging employment sectors

Service Activity

Build on our partnerships and alliances to achieve shared aspirations for the City's future

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?Executive Summary

Amendment No.2 to Penrith LEP 2010 relating to the redevelopment of the Panthers Penrith site was gazetted on 21 June 2013.? These changes enable the staged development of a range of land uses within an integrated ?entertainment, leisure and lifestyle precinct?.? The scale and nature of this development recognises Penrith?s role as a Regional City.

 

The Panthers LEP will allow more land uses on the site including apartments, shops and restaurants, a hotel, campus-style office space, a multi-use events centre, an outlet centre and aged care accommodation.

 

The final stage of the planning process requires that DCP 2010 to be amended to include the Panthers Penrith Precinct in the Key Precincts chapter.? The DCP amendment aims to ensure that the intentions of the LEP are reinforced in guiding development of the precinct over the next 20 years.

 

At its Ordinary Meeting of 25 March 2013, Council endorsed the public exhibition of a draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP 2010) to incorporate specific controls for the Panthers Penrith Precinct to facilitate the next level of planning for the site and to address concerns raised in submissions on the related Planning Proposal.

 

The draft amendment to DCP 2010 (the draft DCP) was publicly exhibited between 8 April 2013 and 6 May 2013.? The exhibition attracted 7 submissions including 3 submissions from public agencies.

 

The issues raised in the submissions which are relevant to provisions contained in a DCP include access, parking and traffic and flooding.? Appendix 1 contains a summary table which outlines submission issues and corresponding planning responses.? Key amendments to the draft DCP following public exhibition are discussed in the body of this report.

 

It is recommended that the appended draft amendment to Penrith DCP 2010 be adopted.? The DCP amendment will come into force upon publication of public notification in a local newspaper.

Background

At its Ordinary Meeting of 25 March 2013, Council endorsed the public exhibition of a draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP 2010) to incorporate controls for the Panthers site into Penrith DCP 2010. Council resolved that:

 

?1.??? The information contained in the report on Outcomes of public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include 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.?

This report outlines the results of the public exhibition of the draft DCP.? The draft DCP structure is consistent with DCP 2010 where it establishes objectives and development controls that will apply to the Panthers Precinct. The draft DCP lifts the bar in its focus on place/precinct and provides flexibility for land uses but in framework of outcomes.? It will make provision for:

 

??? Precinct vision and objectives

??? Urban framework including site structure, landscaping, views and public art

??? Sub precincts to provide specific character objectives and controls

??? Connectivity relating to street design and character, pedestrian and cycle networks, public transport, traffic, parking and site access

??? Built form relating to street alignment, wall height, setbacks, active street frontages, awnings, building depth and bulk, building articulation and design excellence

??? Delivery with regard to flooding, drainage, utilities and staging.

Public Exhibition

The draft DCP was exhibited for public comment from 8 April 2013 until 6 May 2013. The draft DCP and supporting documents were publicly displayed at the Penrith Civic Centre and Library, St Marys Office and Library during normal business hours. Exhibition details were advertised in the Western Weekender throughout the exhibition period.? The draft DCP was also available for viewing on Council?s website.?

 

Land owners, adjoining owners, relevant state agencies and those that made a submission to the earlier Planning Proposal were notified in writing of the exhibition of the draft DCP.?

 

A total of 7 submissions were received from the following:

 

??? 4 submissions from the community

??? 3 submissions from public agencies

 

Assessment of Submissions

It should be noted that as the exhibited DCP is an amendment to the current DCP 2010, all relevant provisions of DCP 2010, as well as the site specific provisions of the exhibited DCP amendment, will apply to development that occurs on the Panthers site into the future.?

 

The vast majority of issues raised in submissions on both the exhibited DCP amendment and the earlier Planning Proposal for the Panthers site are already addressed through the provisions of DCP 2010.? Therefore, there are only a limited number of additional provisions required in the exhibited DCP amendment to address any remaining specific issues.

 

It should be further noted that, given the nature and type of development proposed for the Panthers site, the majority of development that will occur will not be categorised as ?code assessible? development.? Therefore, they will be subject to a full merit assessment either by Council or the JRPP at the DA stage, under the terms of the new planning legislation identified in the recent ?White Paper?.? Subject to further detail coming forward regarding community consultation for merit assessed DAs, it is likely that adjoining residents and others in the vicinity will have the opportunity to comment on DA proposals to some extent.

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The major issues arising from the submissions and an assessment of those matters are summarised below:

 

Flooding

During the exhibition of the Planning Proposal, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) noted certain requirements the applicant would need to undertake in respect to appropriate floodplain risk management once the site is rezoned.? During the public exhibition, Appendix H of the draft DCP relating to flooding was nominated in the background section of the DCP to be addressed and considered for any significant development within the Precinct.

 

Appendix H ? Flooding and Civil Works was specifically prepared to provide detailed modelling to support the planning and rezoning process of the Panthers site. However, on review, this document duplicates a lot of information about flooding which is already contained in the section in DCP 2010 - C3 Water Management.? It also contains specific information on flood levels which are likely to change over time.? Specific information from that document which is site specific has been retained and incorporated into the section on Flooding and Drainage in the draft DCP and a statement inserted which requires flood levels to be obtained by Council at the time of each development application.

 

Traffic, Access and Parking

Concerns about traffic, parking and restricting resident access to their properties were raised in two submissions.??

 

The Panthers Penrith Precinct will accommodate a range of uses and traffic generation and parking needs will differ from traditional single use sites.? A Supplementary Transport Assessment for the Panthers Penrith Planning Proposal was prepared by GHD in May 2011.? In addition, Panthers have entered into a Voluntary Planning Agreement with the Roads and Maritime Services and Council to deliver predominantly State road infrastructure as a result of traffic generated by development within the Precinct.

 

Further to the existing chapters in DCP 2010 which contains provisions relating to relating to traffic and parking there are also specific controls within the draft DCP to address the traffic and parking concerns of adjoining residents.? These include:

 

???? Consideration of restricted vehicle access

???? The requirement for additional traffic reports for development to assess the traffic requirements when more detailed designs become available

???? A car parking strategy to manage parking on site for both normal operations and peak demand

 

Consideration of the amenity of adjoining residences

Throughout the strategic planning process for this Precinct, a number of residents adjoining the Panthers site raised concerns about the potential impacts the proposed development may have on their amenity. ??To address this issue, the LEP requires that the DCP for the site consider the protection and enhancement of the amenity of residents in the vicinity of the development.? To this end it is recommended that an additional objective be included in the Urban Framework section of the DCP.? This will ensure that the amenity of adjoining residents takes on specific emphasis during DA assessment.

 

Appendix 1 contains a detailed consideration of each submission.? Set out below is a list of the key recommended changes made to the draft DCP, as a result of assessment of submissions.? Minor formatting and wording changes have also been made throughout the document.

Recommended changes to the draft DCP

1.?? Reference to Appendix H has been removed as a document to be considered in the context of the DCP.? Specific flooding requirements recommended by OEH have been incorporated in Section E6.5.1 Flooding and Drainage.? The existing DCP 2010 Chapter on flooding is also applicable to the development.

 

2.?? An additional objective be added to the Urban Framework section of the draft DCP to ?protect and enhance the amenity of residents in the vicinity of the development?.

 

Status of LEP

Amendment No.2 to Penrith LEP 2010 relating to the redevelopment of the Panthers Penrith site was gazetted on 21 June 2013.?

Next Steps

The DCP will come into effect when a notice is given in a local newspaper.

 

Conclusion

The draft DCP is the final statutory planning document required to guide future development of the Panthers site as an entertainment, leisure and lifestyle precinct to support Penrith in its role as a Regional City.? It is recommended that the amendment to Penrith DCP 2010 be adopted in the form appended to this report.

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

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

2.?? Council notes and endorses the recommended refinements to the exhibited draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 for the Panthers Penrith Precinct.

3.?? Council adopt the amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 as appended to this report.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1. View

Consideration of submissions

6 Pages

Appendix

2. View

Panthers Draft Development Control Plan

67 Pages

Attachment

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Outcome 2

 

 

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Outcome 4

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 8 July 2013

 

 

 

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Presentation of the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016???

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Compiled by:?????????????? Allison Kyriakakis, Community Safety Co-ordinator

Authorised by:??????????? Yvonne Perkins, Public Domain Amenity and Safety Manager ??

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Improve our public spaces and places

Service Activity

Maintain a Community Safety Plan for the City

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Presenters:?????????????????? Yvonne Perkins - Public Domain Amenity and Safety - Draft Community Safety Plan

????????????????????????????????????? Allison Kyriakakis - Public Domain Amenity and Safety - Draft Community Safety Plan???

Current References:?? Presentation of the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016??

 

Executive Summary

Council?s Community Safety Team has been working on the development of a new Community Safety Plan for Penrith City to be delivered over a three (3) year period for 2013-2016. The Draft Plan (refer Attachment 1) was presented at a meeting of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership on 5 June 2013 and was supported by partnership members, including Senior Police from St Marys and Penrith Local Area Commands.

 

The Draft Plan is based on NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice Crime Prevention Division guidelines and, if endorsed by the Department, enables Council to apply for NSW crime prevention grant funding. The Draft Plan has been developed in conjunction with the Penrith Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) and is based on local crime data and extensive community consultation.

 

The report recommends that the information contained in the report on the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016 be received, that the Draft Plan be placed on public exhibition for a 30 day period and, following the 30 day exhibition period, the draft plan be re-submitted to Council for adoption.

Background

The State Plan NSW 2021 outlines the State Government?s commitment to preventing and reducing the level of crime to support the growth of safer communities.

 

In accordance with the Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997, the Crime Prevention Division of the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice supports local councils as lead agencies for implementing local crime prevention strategies in NSW, through the development of community safety plans.

 

Once a Community Safety Plan is endorsed by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, strategies identified in the Plan can be developed as Community Safety projects and be submitted to the Department seeking funding through a grants program.

 

Successes of previous Plans

Two (2) Community Safety Plans have been developed since Council?s Community Safety Service was established in 2000. Both received endorsement by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.? Over $1 million in grant funding has been received for local community safety and crime prevention initiatives over that time, most of which has been made possible through the endorsement and implementation of previous Community Safety Plans.

 

The most recent plan supported a number of successful projects, some of which were grant funded. This includes:

 

-???? Delivery of three (3) Community Safety Audits at St Marys, Kingswood and Penrith Railway Station Precincts and surrounding areas, and subsequent works to improve safety and amenity at each location. Audits were completed in conjunction with the Penrith Community Safety Partnership.

 

-???? Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) upgrades to the Jane Street Car Park (East) Penrith were completed utilising grant funding of $60,000 under the NSW Crime Prevention Grants. This was a result of recommendations made at the Penrith Community Safety Audit.

 

-???? Installation of bollard lighting and public art in 2011 at Red Cross Anniversary Park, Kingswood. This project was implemented following recommendations made at the Community Safety Audit to provide safer, well-defined pedestrian routes from nearby Kingswood Station and Nepean Hospital.

 

-???? Delivery of lighting upgrades to pedestrian pathways in areas off Pendock Road, Cranebrook following a safety audit completed in 2008. This project was delivered as part of the Federal Attorney General?s Department Safer Suburbs Project utilising $300,000 in grant funding.

 

-???? Delivery of ?green screening? projects at numerous locations across the city to minimise opportunities for graffiti to occur. This was achieved in Glenmore Park, St Clair, Kingswood, South Penrith and Jamistown. This project, a CPTED Graffiti Hot Spot Project, was funded by NSW Crime Prevention Grants.

 

-???? The Domestic Violence Resource Project. This $60,000 project was delivered under the NSW Department of Community Services Area Assistance Scheme. The project was delivered in partnership by Council?s Public Domain Amenity and Safety Department and Community and Cultural Development Department. The project involved the delivery of a tailored training program for community service agencies who often play a key role in identifying and referring people experiencing domestic and family violence.

 

The Domestic Violence Resource Project also led to the development of a resource kit to assist local services providing support and appropriate referral pathways for people experiencing domestic violence. This project was recognised as highly commended at the 2012 Local Government Managers Association Awards for Excellence.

 

-???? The Mondo Community Safety and Youth Engagement Project, funded by the Federal Attorney General?s Department under the Safer Suburbs Program ($200,000). This project has been delivered in partnership by Council?s Public Domain Amenity and Safety Department and Community and Cultural Development Department. The project continues to be successful in engaging with local young people through the provision of youth activities and programs in the ?Mondo? space each Thursday evening.

 

The Mondo project also involved upgrades to existing CCTV cameras in the space. The project won a highly commended award at the Western Sydney ZEST Awards in the ?Out of the Box? category in recognition of building capacity, advocacy and leadership. Council is currently applying for new funding under the Federal Government?s National Crime Prevention Grants Program to expand on the successes of the current Mondo project and deliver tailored youth outreach programs in other areas.

 

Development of a new Plan

The Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan (2013-2016) has been in development over the past 12 months, a process which has been coordinated by the Community Safety Team. The Draft Plan is based on the following:

 

-? Analysis of local crime data obtained from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) and supplemented by local Police;

-???? Consultations with local Police from Penrith and St Marys Local Area Commands;

-? An on-line community safety survey completed by over 500 respondents, including people living and working in Penrith;

-? Hand delivery of community safety surveys to local businesses in the city centres on High Street, Penrith and Queen Street, St Marys;

-? A targeted youth survey (promoted on-line and printed copies distributed to local youth services). A total of 64 responses were received from local young people.

-???? A series of targeted consultation sessions with the following groups:

 

o Penrith Interagency

o St Marys Interagency

o Nepean Area Disability Forum

o Penrith Child and Family Forum

o Cranebrook Neighbourhood Advisory Board

o Kingswood Park Action Network

o Penrith Combined Pensioners and Associate Committee

o Penrith Youth Interagency

o Penrith Community Care Forum

o Penrith Local Area Command Aboriginal Consultative Committee

o Penrith Multicultural Interagency

A summary of key crime data for Penrith from 2007-2011 is located in the Crime Profile of the Draft Plan (refer Section 3 of the Draft Plan, attached). BOCSAR provide local councils with detailed recorded data for the period 2007-2011 so that crime trends can be tracked over a five (5) year period. Consultations were held with Police from both St Marys and Penrith Local Area Commands to ensure that there were no significant changes or emerging crime trends in the period 2011-2013.

 

A detailed summary of community survey findings is detailed in the Crime Profile located in Section 3 of the Draft Plan, which outlines the crime and safety issues of concern for people living and working in Penrith City.

 

A summary of issues identified at consultation sessions with each of the abovementioned community groups has also been provided in the appendices of the Draft Plan.

 

Based on a review of local crime data and outcomes of community consultations, common themes were apparent in reported crime and perceived crime and safety issues for the community.

 

Offences in public space locations, including threatening behaviour and/or people affected by drugs and alcohol was a key concern highlighted through community consultations. Crime data also shows that alcohol is a significant factor in a number of crime categories, particularly assaults - over 30% of reported assaults in Penrith have alcohol recorded as a contributing factor (BOCSAR, 2011). While crime was either trending down for most crime categories across the Penrith LGA (including robbery, break and enter and stealing offences), there was a reported upward trend in assault (non-domestic violence related) and harassment, threatening behaviour and private nuisance.

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Crime data also indicates that Domestic Violence remains stable and continues to be a key crime category for the Penrith LGA, which ranks 35 out of 140 councils in NSW with populations over 3,000 for Domestic Violence. Advice from Police and local community service agencies also indicates that by nature, Domestic Violence is a crime category that continues to be under-reported.

 

Whilst crime data indicates that malicious damage (including graffiti) is trending down, malicious damage was continually highlighted through community consultations as an area of concern, particularly as it impacts on the overall amenity of the City and for some members of the community contributes to a sense of poor community safety or wider crime problem.

 

With regard to the above data and community input, the Draft Community Safety Plan (2013-2016) will therefore focus on three key areas, being:

 

1.?? Public Space Offences

2.?? Domestic and Family Violence

3.?? Malicious Damage

 

The Draft Plan identifies a number of key strategies to be implemented under each priority area over the next three (3) years with the assistance of the Police and local partners. The strategies are outlined in detail in the Action Plan (section 4) of the attached Draft Plan (Attachment 1).

 

These strategies have been developed in conjunction with members of the Penrith

Community Safety Partnership with reference to successful initiatives implemented under previous plans. Strategies include a combination of situational crime prevention measures (such as lighting and ?green screening?) and educational programs to raise community awareness around certain crime and safety issues, utilising new and emerging forms of technology and social media (e.g. podcasts).

 

Next Steps

Pending Council support, the report will be placed on public exhibition for a 30 day period. Following the outcomes of the public exhibition period, the Plan will then be re-submitted to Council recommending adoption.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.???? The information contained in the report on Presentation of the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016 be received.

2.???? Council support that the Draft Community Safety Plan be placed on public exhibition for a 30 day period.

3.???? Following the 30 day exhibition period, the Draft Community Safety Plan be re-submitted to Council for adoption.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1. View

Draft Community Safety Plan 2013-2016

51 Pages

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Outcome 5

 

 

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Outcome 7

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 8 July 2013

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2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference ???

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Compiled by:?????????????? Adam Beggs, Governance Officer

Authorised by:??????????? Glenn Schuil, Senior Governance Officer??

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Demonstrate transparency and ethical behaviour

Service Activity

Ensure that the organisation promotes ethical behaviour, risk management, transparent decision making and meets contemporary governance standards

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Executive Summary

This report advises Council of proposed Issues to be raised at the Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference to be held in Sydney from 1 - 3 October 2013 and seeks endorsement from Council to submit the Issues, as detailed, to the Conference. Tonight?s meeting is also the final opportunity for Councillors to raise any additional Issues for the Conference. Staff will prepare supporting cases to any additional Issues raised tonight and will submit these to LGNSW by the due date of 19 July 2013.

 

The proposed Issues put forward by staff include:

1.?? Local Government Reform

2.?? Planning

3.?? Financial Sustainability

4.?? Public Health and Safety

 

The report recommends that the information be received and the Issues detailed in the report be submitted for inclusion in the 2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper.

Background

The Local Government Association of NSW (LGA) held its final annual policy-making Conference in Dubbo from 29 - 31 October 2012. Following this, a secret postal ballot was conducted from July to August 2012 which endorsed the formation of? One Association; on 1 March 2013 Local Government NSW was officially formed.

 

To- date an Interim Board has been in place for the Association. However at this years Conference, members will have the opportunity to elect the Executive Board and the first President of the Association.

 

Over the years, Council has been very successful at influencing the development of statewide LGA policy, particularly in the areas of planning, the environment, community planning, fire and emergency services, roads and transport and rating policy.

Current Situation

Council?s voting delegates were determined for the LGNSW Conference at the Ordinary Meeting on 26 June 2013. In addition, at this meeting it was determined that up to three (3) Aboriginal observers, nominated by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, will also attend as observers.

 

Council was advised by the Joint Presidents of the Association in May 2013 that there will be a new process for raising matters for debate in the business sessions at the Conference. Accordingly, Councils have been requested to identify the most important 3-5 issues which they believe are causing concern to the Council and/or the community. Councils have been encouraged to suggest an appropriate solution by including either a motion which could be considered by the Conference or a supporting case which might guide delegates to an agreed position.

Issues to be Submitted to Conference

Council is entitled to submit Issues with supporting cases or motions for consideration at the 2013 Local Government NSW Conference.

 

Issues identified by Councils which fall outside of the top overall 3 - 5 will be considered by

the LGNSW Board prior to the Conference. Councils will be advised of the outcome of these

deliberations prior to the Conference. Motions must be received by close of business, Friday 19 July 2013.

 

The following Issues have been identified as significant to Council, the Local Community or both:

 

1.?? Local Government Reform

2.?? Planning

3.?? Financial Sustainability

4.?? Public Health and Safety

 

The details of the Issues and associated supporting case or motions proposed to be submitted to the Local Government NSW Conference are provided below; it is considered that Issues 1-3 are significant industry issues which may well be debated in the business sessions at the Conference. Issue 4 is considered a critical issue which requires addressing nationally, however it is likely to be considered by the Board prior to the Conference.

 

ISSUE 1 ? Local Government Reform

 

Subject:

Independent Local Government Review Panel

 

Issue Details:

The Independent Local Government Review Panel (ILGRP) was appointed by the Local Government Minister, the Hon Don Page MP in March 2012 to undertake a much welcomed review of how local government structures and finances will be delivered into the future. The Papers produced by the Panel so far have proposed a number of positive potential reforms to the industry. It is recognised however that many of the recommendations put forward are significant and must be considered by the NSW State Government with consultation in mind. There are also many recommendations put forward which will require detailed further discussions with individual councils, the Association and the sector as a whole. These matters include the TCorp financial assessment, redistribution of grant funding, sub regional arrangements, consecutive councillor terms and freedom of choice for councils in determining matters such as popularly elected Mayors.

 

Supporting Case/Motion:

The matter be put forward for discussion at the Conference to highlight any significant issues to be raised with the NSW State Government. Local Government NSW then call on the NSW State Government to seriously consider all matters raised by local councils at the Conference and respond appropriately.

 

ISSUE 2 ? Planning

 

Subject:

White Paper ? A New Planning System for NSW

 

Issue Details:

Moves to simplify the planning framework in NSW are seen as a positive and much welcomed initiative.? Many aspects of the review will be largely supported for the positive reforms they propose; however there still remain a number of areas of which there is concern. Some of these key areas that require further discussion and investigation are; resource implications, the shift in focus away from promoting ecologically sustainable development to rolling out economic growth and development, the level of intervention by the State and removal of planning powers from the community and local government, unrealistic targets for community engagements and significant adverse consequences for local infrastructure delivery.

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Supporting Case/Motion:

The matter be put forward for discussion at the Conference to highlight any significant issues to be raised with the NSW State Government, especially the delivery of local infrastructure. Local Government NSW then call on the NSW State Government to seriously consider all matters raised by local councils at the Conference and respond appropriately.

 

ISSUE 3 ? Financial Sustainability

 

Subject:

TCorp

 

Issue Details:

A number of reports have recently been released relevant to the Local Government Sector.  In late April the Division of Local Government (DLG) published the Findings, Recommendations and Analysis of the TCorp report on the Financial Sustainability of the New South Wales Local Government Sector, and in June the Local Government Infrastructure Audit (LGIA) Report. Both reports were commissioned by the DLG and completed by external consultants TCorp & Morrison Low respectively.

 

Council is supportive of a robust set of established financial benchmarks for the assessment of long term financial sustainability.  As an industry it is incumbent on us to ensure that we are accurately and transparently reporting to our community about our long term financial sustainability.

 

While Council understands the challenges in developing an assessment tool for measuring sustainability that will fit all 152 Councils it is disappointed that no effort was made by TCorp to give consideration to the individual circumstances of each Council, nor consult with all councils while making their assessment.

 

Additionally TCorp have not provided the industry or individual Councils access to the detail or workings of the assessment.  

 

A detailed, considered and independently assessed and published set of indicators will benefit the sector, however these need to be developed in consultation with the industry to ensure that this assessment becomes an integrated and accepted tool for local government financial management and a transparent report card for the community.

 

Supporting Case/Motion:

That Local Government NSW lobby the State Government to:

 

???? consult with the local government industry to agree on a set of meaningful and transparent financial benchmarks

???? request TCorp to release further information about the calculation and weighting of the benchmarks

???? invite TCorp to provide input into the development of the benchmarks,

???? commission TCorp to provide an annual assessment against the agreed benchmarks

 

ISSUE 4 ? Public Health and Safety

 

Subject:

Hoarding and Domestic Squalor

 

Issue Details:

Hoarding and domestic squalor is a growing challenge across NSW.? As the numbers of people with early dementia and mental health issues increase, Penrith City Council and other Councils in the region are increasingly called on by community service providers to intervene and facilitate support for these individuals and in some cases families.? A multi-agency approach, including NSW Government human service agencies, is critical to achieving solutions to this challenge that addresses the underlying causes of squalor and hoarding.

 

There are significant public health and safety risks associated with the condition of residential premises affected by hoarding and squalor.??

 

The powers of entry and inspection under Section 200 of the Local Government Act 1993 are not sufficient to allow access to the residential portion of premises to enable officers to determine the extent of the hoarding/ squalor, gather evidence and bring effect to an Order if not complied with. This results in a high resource impost in terms of staff time and costs on local government in responding to cases of hoarding and squalor.

 

Neighbours are often frustrated by the perceived lack of action due to the length of time it takes to address cases of hoarding and squalor. There are also people living in conditions which are likely to have serious social impact on their health and the health of other occupants. Even if Council is able to obtain a court order to have a premises cleaned up, there is a high reoffending rate because the cause of the hoarding and squalor is not addressed. This may often require the intervention of clinical and mental health staff to assist in addressing the causes of hoarding and domestic squalor.

 

A specific process for responding to Hoarding and Squalor including a multi agency approach to individual case management is required.? Some regions have already established reference groups to bring key agencies together to try and resolve such cases however results are hindered by the lack of clear interagency guidelines, protection of privacy, lack of resources, lack of a lead agency and lack of support where mental health issues may exist.

 

Supporting Case/Motion:

That Local Government NSW seek the cooperation of the NSW Government in developing? policy, guidelines and inter governmental approach to enable Councils, relevant State agency services and community organisations to assist residents who have significant issues of squalor and hoarding.?

 

Conclusion

 

It is important to recognise the significant contribution that Council has made to framing policy and advocating for the community through the motions it has raised at previous Local Government Association Conferences. Local Government NSW has advised Council that the Action Report from last years Conference is not yet available; when the Action Report is available it will be provided to Councillors. It is expected this will be sometime before the Conference in October this year.

 

This years Conference is the first Annual Conference for Local Government NSW and sees the coming together of the former Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.???? The information contained in the report on 2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference be received.??????

2.???? The issues detailed in the report be submitted for inclusion in the 2013 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper by 19 July 2013.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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ATTACHMENTS???

 

 

Date of Meeting:???????? Monday 8 July 2013

Delivery Program:????? Outcome 1

Service Activity:???????? Build on our partnerships and alliances to achieve shared aspirations for the City's future

Report Title:??????????????? Outcomes of public exhibition of draft amendment to Development Control Plan 2010 to include Panthers Penrith Precinct

Attachments:?????????????? Panthers Draft Development Control Plan



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Attachment 1 - Panthers Draft Development Control Plan

 

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Date of Meeting:???????? Monday 8 July 2013

Delivery Program:????? Outcome 4

Service Activity:???????? Maintain a Community Safety Plan for the City

Report Title:??????????????? Presentation of the Draft Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016

Attachments:?????????????? Draft Community Safety Plan 2013-2016



Policy Review Committee Meeting???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 8 July 2013

Attachment 1 - Draft Community Safety Plan 2013-2016

 



















































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