CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2013 AT 7:02PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM (arrived 7:06pm) and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car (arrived 7:05pm), Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies (arrived 7:05pm), Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain (arrived 7:05pm) and Michelle Tormey.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 14 October 2013 to 25 October 2013 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 62† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that apologies be received for Councillors Ben Goldfinch and Maurice Girotto.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 9 September 2013

PRC 63† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 9 September 2013 be confirmed.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

6††††††† Community Survey 2013

Corporate Planning Coordinator, Tanya Jackson introduced the report and invited Stuart Reeve, Managing Director of Micromex Research to give a presentation.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 64† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the information contained in the report on Community Survey 2013 be received.

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1††††††† Penrith Business Alliance Limited (PBA) 2013-2014 Business Plan

Assistant General Manager, Craig Butler introduced the report and invited Paul Brennan, Chairman of the PBA and Ben Artup, Manager Industry and Investment to give a presentation.

Councillor Prue Car left the meeting, the time being 7:56pm.
Councillor Prue Car returned to the meeting, the time being 8:04pm.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 65† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Penrith Business Alliance Limited (PBA) 2013-2014 Business Plan be received.

2.†††† Council agree to the Penrith Business Alliance Business Plan for 2013-2014 and provision of the amount of $516,000 (plus GST) to be paid in two separate instalments of $258,000 (plus GST) each, in October 2013 and March 2014, in accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Agreement.

3.†††† Council defer consideration of the Penrith Business Allianceís request for an advance of $200,000 from the 2014-15 budget to cover operational expenses from July to October 2014 until early in the 2014 calendar year to coincide with negotiations on the new deed of agreement with the Penrith Business Alliance for its continued operation.

4.†††† A separate report be submitted to Councilís Ordinary Meeting of 25 November 2013 tabling the Penrith Business Allianceís Financial Plan once the draft Financial Plan has been considered by the Penrith Business Alliance Board.

5. ††† A letter be sent to the Chairperson of the Penrith Business Alliance, expressing Councilís appreciation to the Board for their work over the past year.

 

 

Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting, the time being 8:19pm.

Councillor Karen McKeown returned to the meeting, the time being 8:21pm.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4††††††† Neighbourhood Renewal Program† - North St Marys and Werrington Neighbourhood Action Plans

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:22pm.

Place Manager, Jeni Pollard introduced the report and invited Acting Coordinator Neighbourhood Renewal, Heather Chaffey to give a presentation.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:24pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:30pm.
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:34pm

Councillor Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 8:53pm.
Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 8:53pm.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 66† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Neighbourhood Renewal Program† - North St Marys and Werrington Neighbourhood Action Plans be received.

2.†††† Council endorse the North St Marys Neighbourhood Action Plan 2013 and the Werrington Neighbourhood Action Plan 2013 as provided in Appendix 2 and 3 of this report.

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2††††††† Construction Specification for Civil Works (Working Draft)

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:59pm.
Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

Councillors Michelle Tormey and Tricia Hitchen left the meeting, the time being 9:06pm and did not return.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 67† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.††† The information contained in the report on Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works (Working Draft) be received.

2.††† Council endorse the Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works (Working Draft) for the purpose of exhibition and consultation with the industry.

3.††† Council endorse minor amendments to be made to Councilís Engineering Guidelines for Subdivision and Other Development - Part 1: Design to ensure consistency between the two documents.

4.††† The Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works (Working Draft) be applied to civil works associated with Development Applications lodged after Councilís endorsement of the document.

5.††† At the conclusion of the exhibition a report be presented to Council for adoption of the final document.

6.††† References to the Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works (Working Draft) be updated in the next version of Councilís Development Control Plan.

7.††† The final specification be reviewed by Engineering Services and City Works periodically with only substantial amendments to be reported to Council.

 

 

 

 

3††††††† Stormwater Drainage for Building Developments (Working Draft)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 68† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Stormwater Drainage for Building Developments (Working Draft) be received.

2.†††† Council endorse the Stormwater Drainage for Building Development (Working Draft) for the purpose of exhibition and consultation with the industry.

3.†††† The Stormwater Drainage for Building Developments (Working Draft) be applied to civil works associated with Development Applications lodge after Councilís endorsement of the document.†

4.†††† References and information in Penrith Development Control Plans 2006 & 2010 and Councilís Guidelines for Engineering Works for Subdivisions and Developments Part 1: Design be updated to be consistent with the adoption of Stormwater Drainage for Building Development (Working Draft).

5.†††† At the conclusion of the exhibition a report be presented to Council for adoption of the final document.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

5††††††† Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PRC 69† RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.†††† The information contained in the report on Draft Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors be received.

2.†††† Council advertise for 28 days a public notice of its intention to adopt the amended Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

3.†††† A further report be presented to Council at the conclusion of the exhibition period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:09pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 14 October 2013.

 

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chairperson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date