CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2013 AT 7:03PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car (arrived 7:36pm), Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies (arrived 7:05pm), Maurice Girotto (arrived 7:05pm), Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain (arrived 7:05pm) and Michelle Tormey (arrived 7:05pm).

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

PRC 98 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that Leave of Absence be granted to Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for 9 December 2013 and Councillor Mark Davies for the period 9 December 2013 to 21 December 2013 inclusive.

 

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

PRC 99 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 November 2013 be confirmed.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 18 November 2013

PRC 100  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 18 November 2013 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

Councillors Greg Davies, Maurice Girotto, John Thain and Michelle Tormey arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:05pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

8        Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Annual Report and Board of Directors

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM introduced the report and invited Jack Hodge, Stadium Manager from Penrith Whitewater Stadium to give a presentation.

Councillor Tricia Hitchen left the meeting, the time being 7:15pm.
Councillor Tricia Hitchen returned to the meeting, the time being 7:16pm.                                 

PRC 101  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

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 for 30 months from 1 July 2013.

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.  

 

 

9        Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - Annual Report

Acting Assistant General Manager, Ruth Goldsmith introduced the report and invited Hania Radvan, CEO of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd and John Reed, Consulting Chief Financial Officer to give a presentation.

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 7:33pm.
Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 7:34pm.

Councillor Prue Car arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:36pm.

 

PRC 102  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies 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 for a further period of 30 months from 1 July 2013.

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

 

 


Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan                                            

PRC 103  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

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

2.       The Planning Proposal for Penrith Local Environmental Plan endorsed at the Ordinary meeting of 25 November 2013 be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (once written advice on the outstanding B7 Business zone matter is received from the Department of Planning & Infrastructure) with a request that the Minister consider the changes made to the Planning Proposal in response to the public exhibition, and make a determination as to whether the Planning Proposal is to be re-exhibited in accordance with s58 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

3.       The Minister be requested to make the plan in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, should he determine that re-exhibition is not required.

4.     The Council Officers who assisted in the preparation of the Penrith Local Environmental Plan to date, be thanked on behalf of the Council for their efforts.

5.     Council write to the Department of Planning & Infrastructure thanking them for their assistance in progressing the Penrith Local Environmental Plan.

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 Prue Car

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

                                                        

Councillor Maurice Girotto                      

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM    

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 


 


2        Rescission of Footpath Construction Development Contributions Plan                       

PRC 104  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rescission of Footpath Construction Development Contributions Plan be received.

2.     Council resolve to rescind the Footpath Construction Development Contributions Plan.

3.     Notices appear in the local newspaper advising the community of the rescission of the Plan, in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and Regulations, with rescission taking effect upon appearance of the second Notice.

4.     If any further Footpath Construction Contributions Plan contributions are received in relation to existing development consents, these be allocated to additional path construction, consistent with those locations described in the Plan.

5.     Review of the need for a new Footpath Construction s94 Plan be deferred until after the release of the new NSW Planning Bill.

6.     A further report be brought back to Council on the future funding for the upgrade and provision of pathways.

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 Prue Car

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

                                                        

Councillor Maurice Girotto                      

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM    

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 


 

3        Amendments to Council's Bushfire Prone Land Map                                                   

PRC 105  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Amendments to Council's Bushfire Prone Land Map be received.

2.     The amended bushfire prone map be adopted by Council.

3.     The adopted map be referred, with an accompanying letter, to the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service requesting its endorsement and certification.

4.     Once the map has been certified by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service, the communication strategy outlined in the report be implemented.

 

4        IPART Draft Report on Local Infrastructure Benchmark Costs                                

PRC 106  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on IPART Draft Report on Local Infrastructure Benchmark Costs be received.

2.     Council endorse the making of a submission by staff regarding IPART’s draft Report on Local Infrastructure Benchmark Costs by 17 January 2014.

3.     A copy of the submission forwarded to IPART be provided to Councillors at the end of the Christmas recess period.

 

5        Sydney Science Park                                                                                                         

PRC 107  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sydney Science Park be received.

2.     Council commence a Gateway process for the ultimate consideration of a Planning Proposal for the Sydney Science Park in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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 Prue Car

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

                                                        

Councillor Maurice Girotto                      

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM    

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

6        Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Policy                                                               

PRC 108  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) Policy be received.

2.     Council adopt the policy and advise the relevant industry groups of the new requirements with regards to the policy.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

7        Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme - Round 3                                                          

PRC 109  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme - Round 3 be received.

2.     Applications be made under LIRS Round 3 for the General Revenue component of AREAS ($913,000), and for the CBD Drainage Program (borrowings of $5.7m, total project cost of approximately $7m).

3.     A letter be sent to the relevant Local Members thanking them for the funding being made available through the LIRS.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1          Sealing of Council owned land                                                                                

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a report to Council on the sealing of Council owned land along Woodriff Street, Penrith.

 

RR 2          Use of Social Media by Council Controlled Entities                                             

Councillor Ben Goldfinch requested a report to Council on the use of social media by Council Controlled Entities and ways that Council can assist in the use of social media by the Controlled Entities.

 

RR 3          Congratulations Letter to the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP                                           

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that a letter of congratulations be sent to the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP congratulating him on his appointment as the Minister for Fair Trading, and Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney. 

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:17pm.
Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:18pm.

 

RR 4          Blindfolded Tours                                                                                                    

Councillor Tricia Hitchen informed Councillors of the Blindfolded tours being conducted along Woodriff Street to educate persons on the Traffic and Crossing accessibility at Woodriff Street.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:19pm.

 

I certify that these 7 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 9 December 2013.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date