CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 12 MAY 2014 AT 7:02PM

PRESENT

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.

 

Procedural Motion


Councillor Greg Davies nominated Councillor John Thain to Chair the Policy Review Committee meeting.

 

PRC 20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that Councillor John Thain be elected 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.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ross Fowler OAM for the period 10 May 2014 to 21 May 2014 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen that apologies be received for Councillors Kevin Crameri OAM, Bernard Bratusa and Mark Davies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 14 April 2014

PRC 22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 14 April 2014 be confirmed.

 

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

 

Outcome 6 - We're healthy and share strong community spirit

 

3        All Weather Athletics Track

Recreation Manager, Andrew Robinson introduced the report and invited Crosbie Lorimer, Director from Clouston Associates to give a presentation.  

PRC 23  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Prue Car seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

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.

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

2        Domestic Asbestos Disposal  

Waste and Community Protection Manager, Tracy Chalk introduced the report and invited Council’s Waste Education Officer, Sarah Callus to give a presentation.                                                   

PRC 24  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Maurice Girotto seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

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.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        Trial Triangle Park Penrith, Mid Term Evaluation Report                                           

PRC 25  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

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.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:11pm.

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 12 May 2014.

 

 

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