OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH
ON MONDAY 12 MAY 2014 AT 7:02PM
Councillors Prue Car, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Michelle Tormey and John Thain.
The General Manager, Alan Stoneham indicated that in the absence of His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Committee would be required to nominate and elect a Chairperson.
Councillor Greg Davies nominated Councillor John Thain to Chair the Policy Review Committee meeting.
Councillor John Thain took the Chair, the time being 7:03pm.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 10 May 2014 to 23 May 2014 inclusive.
Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Karen McKeown for the period 8 May 2014 to 11 June 2014 inclusive.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Ben Goldfinch declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 2 – Domestic Asbestos Disposal as he holds an Asbestos Removal Licence. Councillor Goldfinch indicated he would stay in the room for consideration of this item.
DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS
Recreation Manager, Andrew Robinson introduced the report and invited Crosbie Lorimer, Director from Clouston Associates to give a presentation.
1. The information contained in the report on All Weather Athletics Track be received.
2. South Creek Park, incorporating Blair Oval, become the preferred location for an all weather athletics track in the City.
3. Detailed designs for the development of a district level athletics facility, incorporating an all weather athletics track at Blair Oval, South Creek Park be developed.
4. Funding opportunities to deliver the project, including current and potential future District Open Space S94 Developer Contributions, as well as grant funding are investigated.
5. A detailed Business Plan be developed covering on going maintenance costs and potential revenue raising capabilities.
Waste and Community Protection Manager, Tracy Chalk introduced the report and invited Council’s Waste Education Officer, Sarah Callus to give a presentation.
1. The information contained in the report on Domestic Asbestos Disposal be received.
2. The Waste & Community Protection Manager be authorised to proceed with the Western Sydney Residential Asbestos Disposal Trial in conjunction with the Environment Protection Authority and participating Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils.
1. The information contained in the report on Trial Triangle Park Penrith, Mid Term Evaluation Report be received.
2. The western end of the park remain closed to traffic.
3. The eastern end of the park is to be reconfigured for the re-introduction of parking and use for special events.
4. The trial period is extended until March 2015 and at that time a final evaluation report on the performance of the Trial Triangle Park be submitted to Council.