25 July 2014

 

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that an ORDINARY MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 28 July 2014 at 7:30PM.

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

Ordinary Meeting - 23 June 2014.

 

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 COUNCIL

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION AND QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

9.           ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEES

Access Committee Meeting - 11 June 2014.

Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting - 25 June 2014.

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 30 June 2014.

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 7 July 2014.

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 14 July 2014.

 

10.         DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

11.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

12.         URGENT BUSINESS

13.         COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


ORDINARY MEETING

 

Monday 28 July 2014

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION OF PENRITH CITY’S ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

COUNCIL CHAMBER seating arrangements

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

report and recommendations of committees

 

 

DELIVERY program reports


 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

 

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 



Statement of Recognition of

Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage

 

 

Council values the unique status of Aboriginal people as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters, including the land and waters of Penrith City.

 

Council values the unique status of Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners and custodians of the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

 

We work together for a united Australia and City that respects this land of ours, that values the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage, and provides justice and equity for all.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

 

“Sovereign God, tonight as we gather together as a Council we affirm that you are the giver and sustainer of life.  We come together as representatives of our community to make decisions that will benefit this city and the people within it. 

 

We come not in a spirit of competition, not as adversaries, but as colleagues.  Help us to treat each other with respect, with dignity, with interest and with honesty.  Help us not just to hear the words we say, but also to hear each others hearts.  We seek to be wise in all that we say and do.

 

As we meet, our concern is for this city.  Grant us wisdom, courage and strength.

 

Lord, help us.  We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 


For members of the public addressing the meeting

 
Council Chambers

Text Box: Lectern

Executive Managers                          

                
          

 
Seating Arrangements

 

 

 

Assistant General Manager
Craig Butler

 

 

Assistant General Manager
Barry Husking

 

General Manager
Alan Stoneham

His Worship the Mayor
Councillor
Ross Fowler OAM

 

Senior Governance Officer
Glenn Schuil

 

 

Minute Clerk

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


                                                        

 

 

Text Box: Public Gallery
Text Box: Managers

Executive Managers                          

          
          

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Council_Mark_POS_RGB2014 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2014 - December 2014

(adopted by Council on 25/11/13 and amended by Council on 26/5/14)

 

 

 

TIME

JAN

FEB

MAR

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.30pm

 

3

10&

 

 

 

 

 

 

22^ü

(7.00pm)

 

 

15

(7.00pm)

 

24@

24

28v

26#

23 *

28

25@

29

27

24#+

 

Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

 

 

14

12

30

14

11

8

13

10

8

 

10

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 v

Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Delivery Program and Operational Plan) are endorsed for exhibition

 *

Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Delivery Program and Operational Plan) are adopted

 #

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

 @

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

 ^

Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2013-2014 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2013-2014 Annual Statements are presented

 +

Meeting at which the Annual Report is presented

&

Extraordinary Meeting

-            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.

 


UNCONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014 AT 7:36PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by the Acting Senior Governance Officer, Adam Beggs.

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM for the period 10 June 2014 to 25 July 2014 inclusive.

 

APOLOGIES

153  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Maurice Girotto seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that an apology be accepted for Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 26 May 2014

154  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 26 May 2014 be confirmed, with Minute No. 148 to now read:

 

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Impact of repeal of Carbon Price be received.

2.    Council write to the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition and Senator Christine Milne requesting that they and their Parliamentary colleagues support the repeal of the Carbon Price.

Councillor Michelle Tormey requested the names be recorded for voting on the matter.

 

 

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

Councillor Prue Car

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Marcus Cornish

                                                        

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mark Davies declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 13 – Proposed Permanent Closure of Maurice Lane, St Clair, as his wife Mrs Tanya Davies MP, submitted a letter of support of the closure of the laneway.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

155  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Mark Davies that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:40 pm.

 

 

Mr Geoff Brown

 

Item 1 – Proposed Corridor for South West Rail Link Extension – Council’s Submission

 

Mr Brown, representing the Western Sydney Conservation Alliance Inc, spoke in opposition to the recommendation.  Mr Brown stated his concerns regarding the environmental impact on the Orchard Hills defence site that this corridor is proposed to include, as the area was a haven for local fauna and that the area was currently populated with pristine flora, including a number of rare native plant species.

 

156  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete his address, the time being 7:47pm.

 

Mr Brown concluded that in his opinion the community has not received enough information on the proposal for the Rail Link Extension and the land area that would need to be acquired for this project and requested Councillors not support the submission until further information is provided.

 

 

Mr Greg Hall

 

Item 5 – Development Application DA13/1432 Construction of a front fence, entry feature and filling works at Lot 122 DP 709303 (Nos. 41-47) Jolly Street, Castlereagh

 

Mr Hall, the applicant’s consultant, spoke in support of the proposed development and provided a brief background to the application and the history of the site.  Mr Hall outlined the compromises and amendments the applicant has made to the proposal during the assessment process and gave his assurances that no imported material would be used for fill on the site.

 

 

Ms Vicki Cotter & Ms Micaela Price

 

Item 10 – Adoption of Council’s 2014-15 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges 2014-15

 

Ms Cotter and Ms Price, representing Cranebrook High School, spoke in support of the recommendation.   Ms Cotter and Ms Price then made a presentation to Council in support of their request for funding to improve parks in Cranebrook.  Ms Cotter and Ms Price stated that their research has revealed there are insufficient parks and recreational facilities in the Cranebrook area and suggested ways of improving outdoor places and facilities, and parks in Callisto Drive and Andromeda Drive were most in need of attention.

 

 

Mr Ben Williams

 

Item 13 – Proposed Permanent Closure of Maurice Lane, St Clair

 

Mr Williams, an affected neighbour, spoke in support of the recommendation to close Maurice Lane, St Clair.  Mr Williams stated that before Maurice Lane was closed, it was the subject of much antisocial behaviour and he expressed his appreciation for this closure.  Mr Williams noted that the neighbourhood is now quiet and peaceful and that neighbours feel safer going outside with the closure of the laneway and asked that Council support its  permanent closure.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

157  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 8:04 pm.

 

  

Mayoral Minutes

 

1          Passing of Brian Griffiths

Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, John Thain and Ben Goldfinch spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.

         

158  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Brian Griffiths be received.

At 8:11 pm, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM then asked the Councillors, staff and gallery to stand for one minute’s silence to acknowledge the passing of Brian Griffiths.

 

2        Locals recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

159  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Locals recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours be received.

 


 

3      Patrick Jackson: First Penrith cricketer to win O'Reilly Medal

Councillor Greg Davies spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.

160  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Patrick Jackson: First Penrith cricketer to win O'Reilly Medal be received.

 

4        2014 Australasian Reporting Awards

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 8:27 pm.

Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 8:29 pm.

Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Ben Goldfinch and Greg Davies spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.                                                                                                                                          

161  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Mayoral Minute on 2014 Australasian Reporting Awards  be received.

 

5        Prestigious award for Neighbourhood Renewal project

Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Mark Davies and Prue Car spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.                                                                                                                            

162  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Prestigious award for Neighbourhood Renewal project be received.

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 June 2014                                                                                                                                     

163  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 2 June, 2014 be adopted.

 

 Procedural Motion

164 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that Items 10 and 11 be dealt with before any other business and that Item 20 – Digital Economy Strategy and Smart Work Hub Update would now be considered in Committee of the Whole at the conclusion of all other business.

 


 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

10      Adoption of Council's 2014-15 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges 2014-15        

165  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Adoption of Council's 2014-15 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges 2014-15 be received.

2.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 under section 405, Council adopt the revised Operational Plan for 2014-15 and draft Fees and Charges 2014-15, including any amendments made at tonight’s meeting.

3.    Those who made submissions be advised of Council’s decision and thanked for their contribution.

4.    Those projects in the Operational Plan 2013-14, which were approved by Council in the March Quarterly Review 2014, be carried forward and added to the adopted Operational Plan for 2014-15.

5.    Council approve for expenditure the budget as detailed in the Operational Plan for 2014-15, and on that basis formally vote these funds for the 2014-15 financial year.

 

 

11      Making of the Rate                                                                                                            

 

166  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Making of the Rate be received.

2.    Ordinary Rate - Council make its Residential, Business and Farmland rates for 2014-15 in accordance with Section 535 of the Local Government Act 1993 such rate to be as follows:

 

Residential

Minimum Amount

$843.95

 

Ad Valorem

0.4452 Cents in the Dollar

 

Farmland

Minimum Amount

$843.95

 

Ad Valorem

0.2226 Cents in the Dollar

 

Business

Minimum Amount

$1,079.90

 

Ad Valorem

0.7761 Cents in the Dollar

 

Business subcategory – Penrith CBD

Minimum Amount

$1,079.90

Ad Valorem

0.8810 Cents in the Dollar

 

 

 

Business subcategory – St Marys Town Centre

Minimum Amount

$1,079.90

Ad Valorem

1.1925 Cents in the Dollar

 

3.    Stormwater Charges

                   A Stormwater Management Service charge will be applied on all urban residential and urban business land as outlined below. This is in accordance with Council’s Policy outlined in the 2014-15 Operational Plan and Fees & Charges (except land which is exempt from the Stormwater Management Services charge as outlined in  Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993).

 

                   For the 2014-15 year, the charges will be:

 

 

Residential non-strata properties

$25 per annum

Residential strata properties

$12.50 per annum

Urban business properties

$22.80 plus an additional $22.80 for each 350 square metres or part of 350 square metres by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres.

                  

4.       Domestic Waste Charges

                   A Domestic Waste Service charge will apply to each parcel of rateable land for which the service is available, including vacant land, in accordance with Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993. The charges will be at the amounts specified in the 2014-15 Operational Plan and 2014-15 Fees & Charges.

 

5.       Effluent Charges

                   An annual charge for effluent removal services will apply to each residential occupancy with a single or shared pump out septic tank system at the rates specified in the 2014-15 Operational Plan and 2014-15 Fees & Charges. Additional pump-out services are subject to an additional charge at the amounts specified in the 2014-15 Operational Plan and 2014-15 Fees & Charges.

 

6.      Interest

                   For the purpose of calculating the interest on overdue rates and charges in accordance with Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council make the interest charge 8.5% per annum for 2014-15.

 

7.      Pension Rebate

                   In addition to the mandatory pensioner rebate under the Local Government Act, 1993, Council will provide a voluntary rebate under Section 582 of the Local Government Act 1993. The voluntary rebate will be equivalent to the annual stormwater charge applicable to the property. Pro-rata calculations will be applied to rebates that start or cease within the financial year according to Sections 575 and 584 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

8.       Service of Rate Notices

                 The General Manager be and is hereby authorised, to prepare and serve       Rates and Charges Notices for and on behalf of Council.

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Proposed Corridor for South West Rail Link Extension - Council's Submission    

167  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Corridor for South West Rail Link Extension - Council's Submission be received.

2.     Council endorse the attached submission on the location of the proposed Corridor and proposed stations, together with any additional issues identified by Councillors, as the basis for a final submission to Transport for NSW.

3.     A copy of the final submission be provided to NSW Planning and Environment, other relevant councils, UWS, WSROC and local State Members of Parliament.

4.     An additional principle be included in the submission requiring the final alignment of the Corridor to minimise any potential adverse environmental, economic and social impacts, including any impacts on threatened species, populations or ecological communities on the Cumberland Plain.

5.     Council request the State Government to consider bringing forward the planning and construction of the proposed rail line so as to facilitate the development of the Western Sydney Employment Lands, whether the airport proceeds or not.

 

2        Development Application DA14/0072 for Attached Dual Occupancy at Lot 11 DP 1097496, (No. 44) Russell Street, Emu Plains Applicant: Zac Homes Pty Ltd;  Owner: ~Zac Homes Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                

 

168  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Development Application DA14/0072 for Attached Dual Occupancy at Lot 11 DP 1097496, (No. 44) Russell Street, Emu Plains be received.

2.    The variation to the covenant numbered 2(iii) referred to in Section 88b of the Conveyance Act 1919 Instrument applying to 44 Russell Street be supported for the reasons outlined in this report.

3.    Development Application DA14/0072 for the construction of an attached dual occupancy at Lot 11 DP 1097496 (44 Russell Street, Emu Plains) be approved subject to the following conditions:

                              

           A001      Approved plans

           A008      Works to BCA requirements

           A009      Residential works DCP

           A019      Occupation Certificate

           A046      Issue of Construction Certificate

           D001      Sedimentation and Erosion Controls

           D007      Cut and Fill of Land requiring Validation Certificate

           D009      Covering Waste Storage area

           D010      Appropriate disposal of excavated or other waste

           E001      BCA Compliance

           E005      Smoke detectors-interconnect

           F006      Water Tank & nuisance

           G003     Section 73 – Sydney Water

           G004     Integral energy

           G005     Rainwater tank – plumbing

           H001      Stamped plans and erection of site notice

           H002      All forms of construction

           H014      Slabs/footings

           H015      Termites

           H01F     Stamped plans erected of site notice 2

           H033      Clothes line

           H036      Rainwater Tank

                            H037      Safe supply of water from catchment areas

                            H038      Connection of rainwater tank supply

                            H039      Rainwater tank pumps

                            H041      Hours of work (for construction)

                            K016      Stormwater

                            K041      Bond

                            K202      Roads Act (Minor Roadworks)

                            K208      Stormwater discharge (Minor Development)

                            K221      Access, Car Parking and Manoeuvring

                            K501      Roads Authority clearance

                            L001       Approved landscaping plans

                            L002       Landscape Construction

                            L003       Landscaping Report Requirements

                            L005       Planting of plant

                            L006       Australian Standard landscaping requirements

                            L007       Tree protection measures

                            L008       Tree preservation order

                            L012       Existing landscaping

                            N001      Section 94 Contributions (Cultural Facilities)

                            N001      Section 94 Contributions (District Open Space)

N001      Section 94 Contributions (Local Open Space)

                            P001      Costs

                            P002      Fees associated with Council land

                            Q01F     Notice of Commencement & appointment of PCA

                            Q05F     Occupation Certificate

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

3        Development Application DA14/0387 for Demolition of Existing Dwelling & Construction of Medical Centre at Lot 22 DP 31239, (No. 2) Hope Street, Penrith Applicant: McKay Architects;  Owner: ~Dr Yasser Khatib                                                                          

169  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Development Application DA14/0387 for Demolition of Existing Dwelling & Construction of Medical Centre at Lot 22 DP 31239, (No. 2) Hope Street, Penrith be received.

2.    The objection pursuant to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 1 – Development Standards regarding landscaped area development standard under Clause 12(3) of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 (Urban Land) be supported.

3.    Development Application DA14/0387 for Demolition of Existing Dwelling & Construction of Medical Centre at Lot 22 DP 31239, (No. 2) Hope Street, Penrith be approved subject to the following conditions:

Standard Conditions

3.1       A001           Approved plans

A008                    Works to BCA requirements

A019                    Occupation Certificate

A026                    Advertising sign

A029                    Hours of operation

A030                    No retail sales

A032                    Goods in buildings

A039                    Graffiti

A046                    Obtain Construction Certificate before commencement of           works

B002                    Australian Standard for demolition and disposal to               approved landfill site and Occupational Hygienist clearance report prior to Occupational Certificate.

B003           Asbestos disposal

B004           Dust suppression

                                     B005          Mud/Soil

B006          Hours of work

D001          Implement approved sediment and erosion control     measures

D005                    No filling without prior approval

D006                    No filling without prior approval

D009                    Covering of waste storage area

D010                    Appropriate disposal of excavated or other waste

D014                    Plant and equipment noise

D026                    Liquid wastes

E01A                    BCA compliance (Class 2-9)

E008                    Fire safety list

E009                    Annual fire safety – essential fire safety (Class 2-9                        buildings)

            G002          Section 73 (not for single dwellings)                 

G004          Integral Energy

H001                    Stamped plans and erection of site notice

H002                    Provision of site facilities prior to commencement of                     construction works

H006                    Implementation of waste management plan

H011                    Engineering plans and specifications

H041                    Hours of construction work

K202          Roads Act- Minor Works

K202A        Infrastructure bond

K203           S138 – Roads Act

K209                    Stormwater management

K222                    Access, car parking and manoeuvring

K501          Roads Authority Clearance

K502                    Works as executed plans

K503                    Stormwater compliance

K504                    Restriction as to user

L001                     Approved landscaping plans

L003                     Landscaping report requirements

L005                     Planting of plant material

L006                     Australian Standard landscaping requirements

L007                     Tree protection measures

L008                     Tree preservation order

Q01F                    Notice of commencement and appointment of PCA

Q006                    Occupation Certificate

 

Special Conditions

3.2     The development shall comply with the following community safety               and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)                       matters:

(a)  All gates shall be lockable.

(b)  The landscaping in the form of shrubs to the front of the car parking area shall be low in height. Dense vegetation with concentrated top to bottom foliage shall be avoided. The use of low vegetation will improve surveillance, provide clear lines of sight and avoid concealment areas along the frontage of the site.

(c)  The external lighting facing the driveway area shall have a wide beam of illumination which reaches to the beam of the next light, or the perimeter of the area being traversed (i.e. the car parking area)

(d)  Lighting shall be directed towards access/egress routes to illuminate potential offenders as well as the areas where people are most vulnerable

(e)  Lighting shall be contained within the property boundary and no light shall be projected upwards

(f)  Where appropriate, movement sensitive and diffused lights shall be used

(g)  All lighting shall be vandal resistant where practical.

  3.3     In the event of ongoing substantiated noise complaints relating to the              development being received by Council, the owner and or occupier of                the development will be required by Council to engage the services                   of a suitability qualified acoustic consultant to undertake a noise                 impact assessment on the development to address the effect of the                developments activities on the affected residential receivers.

  3.4     The ionising radiation apparatus is to be registered with the NSW                    Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) prior to its use. Note:                      Guidance may be obtained from the NSW EPA guidelines “Radiation            Guideline 6 - Registration requirements and industry best practice for                   ionising radiation apparatus used in diagnostic imaging”. Any X-ray            device must incorporate all necessary safety features to prevent            exposure to radiation in excess of that permitted by the Radiation                   Control Act 1990 and Regulations and any other relevant legislation,                code or standard.

3.5       Suitably constructed waste disposal containers with securely fitting                lids must be kept on the property for the storage of any clinical,                         contaminated or related waste prior to final disposal of the material at                 a facility approved by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage. A                licensed clinical waste contractor must be engaged to collect and               dispose of all clinical waste generated on site and produced to                        Council upon request. Receipts of service must be kept on site                            specifying the volume collected and the dates of service.

3.6       All vehicles are to enter and leave the premises in a forward                           direction.

3.7       The existing "No Stopping" zone adjacent to the property boundaries              at the intersection of Parker and Hope Streets is to be maintained.

3.8       The required sight lines around the driveway entrance are not to be        compromised by street trees, landscaping or fencing.

3.9       All car parking and manoeuvring must be in accordance with                  AS2890.1:2004 and AS2890.6-2009 and Council's requirements.                   Signage indicating location of customer parking is required at the              driveway entrance.

                          3.10     All signage shall be constructed of high quality and durable materials                                 and it shall not incorporate flashing devices.

 

3.11     Access, car parking and sanitary facilities for persons with disabilities are to be provided and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and AS 1428 “Design for Access and Mobility”. Details of compliance are to be provided in the relevant plans and specifications accompanying the Construction Certificate application.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

4        Section 96 Application DA08/1223.02 for Modification of Condition 36 requiring Payment of Section 94 Contributions at Lot 2 DAP 1130750 at (No. 56) Second Avenue, Kingswood

Section 96 Application DA13/0161.02 for Deletion of Condition 40 requiring Payment of Section 94 Contributions at Lot 14 DP 850402, Great Western Highway, Kingswood Applicant: University of Western Sydney;  Owner: ~University of Western Sydney                                                                                                                                

170  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Section 96 Application DA08/1223.02 for Modification of Condition 36 requiring Payment of Section 94 Contributions at Lot 2 DP 1130750, (No. 56) Second Avenue, Kingswood be received.

2.      Condition 36 of DA08/1223 be modified to read as follows:

The development shall remain under the care and control of the University of Western Sydney for the purposes of ‘public benefit’ as directed by Circular D6 -‘Crown Development Applications and Conditions of Consent’ issued by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, September 1995. Should the management and operation of the development be used for commercial purposes, then a modification of consent would be required.

3.      The information contained in the report Section 96 Application DA13/0161.02 for Deletion of Condition 40 requiring Payment of Section 94 Contributions at Lot 14 DP 850402, Great Western Highway, Kingswood be received.

4.       Condition 40 of DA13/0161 be deleted.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

5        Development Application DA13/1432 Construction of a front fence, entry feature and filling works at Lot 122 DP 709303 (Nos. 41-47) Jolly Street, Castlereagh Applicant: Mr & Mrs Gosling;  Owner: ~Mr & Mrs Gosling                                                                     

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 9:03 pm.

171  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that consideration of this matter be deferred until such time as a site inspection by Councillors has taken place.

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

6        Relocation of NSW Sport and Recreation Offices to Penrith

Councillor Ben Goldfinch left the meeting, the time being 9:04 pm.                                            

172  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Relocation of NSW Sport and Recreation Offices to Penrith be received.

2.    Council make representations to relevant State Members seeking their support for a City Centre location for the new Government office space in Penrith.

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

7        Swimming Pools Registration Program

Councillors Ben Goldfinch and Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 9:05 pm.

173  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey that the information contained in the report on Swimming Pools Registration Program be received.

 

8        Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Management Review by the NSW Government 

174  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the information contained in the report on Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Management Review by the NSW Government be received.

 

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

 

9        Parks and Leisure Association Annual Conference 2014                                            

175  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Parks and Leisure Association Annual Conference 2014 be received.

2.    Councillors interested in attending the Parks and Leisure Association Annual National Conference being held between 24–27 August 2014 at the Cairns Convention Centre, register their interest with the Recreation Manager by close of business on Monday 30 June 2014, and Leave of Absence be granted accordingly.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

12      Proposed Permanent Closure of Part of Ninth Avenue, Llandilo                               

176  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Permanent Closure of Part of Ninth Avenue, Llandilo be received.

2.    Council proceed with the application to legally close the subject road.

3.    Consolidate the closed road with our adjacent Lot 10 DP 802822.

4.    Upon closure the closed road be classified as operational land.

 


 

13      Proposed Permanent Closure of Maurice Lane, St Clair                                             

177  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Permanent Closure of Maurice Lane, St Clair be received

2.    Upon permanent closure of the laneway Council sell the land to the interested adjoining owners

3.    Upon closure the closed road be classified as operational land

 

17      Insurance Renewals 2014-15                                                                                           

178  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Insurance Renewals 2014-15 be received.

2.    Council retain its $100,000 claims excess for Public Liability cover and agree to pay a contribution of $820,000 to Westpool for liability cover.

3.    Council retain its $20,000 claims excess for Industrial Special Risk and General Property cover and agree to pay a contribution of $568,000 to United Independent Pools.

 

4.    Council agree to retain its $2,000 excess and agree to pay UIP a contribution of $153,000 to the comprehensive motor vehicle insurance pool.

 

 

19      Pecuniary Interest Returns                                                                                              

179  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that the information contained in the report on Pecuniary Interest Returns be received.

 

21      Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 May - 31 May 2014         

180  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 May - 31 May 2014 be received.

2.    The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 May 2014 to 31 May 2014 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 31 May 2014 be noted:

 


 

14      Proposed Compulsory Acquisition of Council land by Roads and Maritime Services and Early Entry Permit - Part Lot 2 DP 580256 - Old Ferry Road, Penrith - Nepean River Green Bridge                                                                                                                                 

181  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Compulsory Acquisition of Council land by Roads and Maritime Services and Early Entry Permit - Part Lot 2 DP 580256 - Old Ferry Road, Penrith - Nepean River Green Bridge be received.

2.    Council agree to the compulsory acquisition of the subject land, with compensation as determined by the Valuer General to be accepted by Council and any minor variation to the location or size be considered acceptable to Council.

3.    Council agree to enter into an Early Entry Permit with the RMS for access to Part Lot 2 DP 580256 – Old Ferry Road, Penrith.

4.    The Common Seal of the City of Penrith be placed on all necessary documents.

Councillor Michelle Tormey called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Mark Davies

                                                        

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

15      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014                                                       

182  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014 be received.

2.    Council’s voting delegates to attend  the 2014 Local Government NSW Conference to be held at Coffs Ex-Service Club, Coffs Harbour from 19-21 October 2014 be Councillors

        Ross Fowler OAM, Jim Aitken OAM, Ben Goldfinch, Bernard Bratusa, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Prue Car, John Thain, Karen McKeown and Michelle Tormey.

3.    Council’s observers to the 2014 Local Government NSW Conference be Councillors Greg Davies and Jackie Greenow OAM.

4.    Council sponsor up to three (3) Aboriginal observers, nominated by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, to attend the 2014 Local Government NSW Conference.

 

16      ALGWA 2014

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:25 pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 9:26 pm.                            

183  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on ALGWA 2014 be received.

2.    Council thank its delegates to the ALGWA 2014 conference for their professional conduct during attendance at the conference.

 

18      Federal Budget Announcements

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 9:30 pm.

Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 9:32 pm.                             

A MOTION was moved by Councillor Prue Car, seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Federal Budget Announcements be received.

2.    Council condemn the Federal Government for the removal of indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to Councils.

3.    Council write to the NSW Government to urge the Government to extend the concession assistance for pensioners beyond the next 12 months.

An AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That: 

1.    That the information contained in the report on Federal Budget Announcements be received.

2.    Council express its disappointment to the Federal Government for the removal of indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to Councils.

3.    Council write to the NSW Government to urge the Government to extend the concession assistance for pensioners beyond the next 12 months.

4.    Council write to the Federal Opposition Leader expressing Council’s disappointment in the fiscal management that led to this situation.

Councillor Mark Davies then withdrew his AMENDMENT.

184  A FURTHER AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the information contained in the report on Federal Budget Announcements be received.

The FURTHER AMENDMENT was PUT.

 

The FURTHER AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED.

Councillor John Thain called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Prue Car     

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Development Proposal - corner of John Oxley Avenue and Dunheved Road, Werrington County                                                                                                                     

Councillor Prue Car requested an extension of time for the close of submissions on the proposed development on the corner of John Oxley Avenue and Dunheved Road, Werrington County and also requested a subsequent report to Council, after a site inspection by Councillors.

 

RR 2           Carpark Area - Hewitt Street Shops, Colyton                                                      

Councillor Prue Car requested a memo reply to all Councillors concerning the possibility of designating the carpark at the Hewitt Street Shops in Colyton an ‘alcohol free zone’.

 

RR 3           Hewitt Street Shops - Colyton - Graffiti Mural                                                     

Councillor Prue Car requested that the Penrith Community Safety Partnership negotiate with the shop owners at the Hewitt Street shops in Colyton about the possibility of establishing a graffiti mural at the shops.

 

RR 4           Speeding Vehicles - Rebecca Street, Colyton                                                      

Councillor Prue Car requested that the matter of speeding vehicles on Rebecca Street, Colyton be referred to the Local Traffic Committee, with a view to providing traffic calming devices in this area.

 

RR 5           Footpaving - Milton Street, Colyton                                                                      

Councillor Prue Car requested a memo reply on the cost of providing a footpath on Milton Street, Colyton and whether there are any plans for footpaving at this location.

 

RR 6           Support for Queen of Hearts Foundation Fundraising                                       

Councillor Prue Car requested a memo reply on the possibility of assisting the local charity Queen of Hearts Foundation for child abuse prevention, by providing an office space location for minimal rent.

 


URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1           Bhutanese Community Youth Festival                                                                 

Councillor John Thain requested that an amount of $200 be allocated from each Ward’s voted works  to hire Parker Oval for the Bhutanese Youth Festival to be held on 3 July 2014.

185  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

186  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Mark Davies that an amount of $200 be allocated from each Ward’s voted works to hire Parker Oval for the Bhutanese Youth Festival to be held on 3 July 2014.

 

UB 2           Nathan Pentecost Push for the Homeless                                                            

Councillor John Thain requested that an amount of $250 be allocated from North Ward voted works for Nathan Pentecost Push for the Homeless to raise awareness and funds for the homeless.

187  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

188  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an amount of $250 be allocated from North Ward voted works for Nathan Pentecost Push for the Homeless to raise awareness and funds for the homeless.

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 10:06 pm.

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 7           Parking - Service NSW                                                                                            

Councillor Greg Davies requested that the matter of parking issues surrounding the relocation of RMS services to the Service NSW building in High Street, Penrith be referred to the Local Traffic Committee for investigation and that a subsequent report be presented to Council outlining solutions to the parking issues at this location.

 

Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 10:10 pm.

 

RR 8           Exotic Animals in Circuses                                                                                    

Councillor Michelle Tormey requested a report to Council on Council’s current position with regard to the approval of circuses with exotic animals/ non domesticated animals on Council owned and private lands, the report to include any history of community concerns and any similar policies adopted by other councils.

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 10:13 pm.

 

RR 9           Dunheved Business Park                                                                                       

Councillor Mark Davies requested a memo reply concerning further measures being undertaken to mitigate flooding of premises in Charles Street in the Dunheved Business Park.  Councillor Mark Davies also requested that street lighting be increased in Charles Street.

 

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 10:15 pm.

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 3           Penrith Valley Sports Foundation – Annual Dinner                                            

Councillor Ben Goldfinch requested that an amount of $3,501 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to assist the Penrith Valley Sports Foundation in obtaining a guest speaker for its Annual Dinner this year.

189  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

190  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen that an amount of $3,501 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to assist the Penrith Valley Sports Foundation in obtaining a guest speaker for its Annual Dinner this year.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 10         Flu Vaccinations for Penrith City Council Staff                                                   

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a report to Council on the possibility of providing all Penrith City Council staff with free flu vaccinations.

 

 

Committee of the Whole

 

191  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 10:16 pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:


 

Outcome 7

 

2        Commercial Matter - Smart Work Hub - Recommended EOI Respondent Update

 

          Item 20 – Digital Economy Strategy and Smart Work Hub Update (referred from Open Council)

         

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the Council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business; AND commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

Outcome 2

 

3        Legal Matter - Development Application DA12/0308 Update on status of Lot 1 DP 237071 (No. 265) Seventh Avenue, Llandilo Applicant: Sharon Jones Architectural Design;  Owner: ~Adam John McBurney and Tennille Gay McBurney                                                  

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

Outcome 5

 

4        Legal Matter - Compliance Issues, 8 Farm Road, Mulgoa                                            

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 10:26 pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 10:16 pm on 23 June 2014, the following being present

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM, and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey

 

and the Committee of the Whole excluded the press and public from the meeting for the reasons set out in CW1 and that the Committee of the Whole submitted the following recommendations to Council.

 

 


CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

2        Commercial Matter - Smart Work Hub - Recommended EOI Respondent Update

          Item 20 – Digital Economy Strategy and Smart Work Hub Update (referred from Open Council)


Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 10:22pm.                             

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor John Thain

CW2 That:

1.      The information contained in the report on the Smart Work Hub - Recommended EOI Respondent Update be received.

2.    Council enter into an agreement with Trexzon Pty Ltd to support the delivery of a Smart Work Hub in accordance with the terms of the funding deed with DTRIS.

3.     Council endorse the General Managers signing, under delegated authority of the funding deed with the NSW Department of Trade and Investment to establish and operate a Smart Work Hub pilot.

4.     Council enter negotiations with the preferred EOI respondent with a view to forming a contract to support the establishment and operation of a Smart Work Hub pilot.

5.     Council in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) publically advertise the notice of resolution for providing financial assistance to establish and operate a Smart Work Hub pilot for a period of 28 days.

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 10:24pm.

 

3        Legal Matter - Development Application DA12/0308 Update on status of Lot 1 DP 237071 (No. 265) Seventh Avenue, Llandilo Applicant: Sharon Jones Architectural Design;  Owner: ~Adam John McBurney and Tennille Gay McBurney                                    

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Mark Davies

CW3 That the information contained in the report on Legal Matter - Development Application DA12/0308 Update on status of Lot 1 DP 237071 (No. 265) Seventh Avenue, Llandilo be received.

 

4        Legal Matter - Compliance Issues, 8 Farm Road, Mulgoa                                            

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

CW4 That the information contained in the report on Legal Matter - Compliance Issues, 8 Farm Road, Mulgoa be received.

 


ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

192  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2, CW3 and CW4  be adopted.

 

 There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 10:28pm.

 



PENRITH CITY COUNCIL

 

Procedure for Addressing Meetings

 

Anyone can request permission to address a meeting, providing that the number of speakers is limited to three in support of any proposal and three against.

 

Any request about an issue or matter on the Agenda for the meeting can be lodged with the General Manager or Public Officer up until 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

 

Prior to the meeting the person who has requested permission to address the meeting will need to provide the Public Officer with a written statement of the points to be covered during the address in sufficient detail so as to inform the Councillors of the substance of the address and a written copy of any questions to be asked of the Council in order that responses to those questions can be provided in due course.

 

In addition, prior to addressing the meeting a person addressing Council or Committee will be informed that they do not enjoy any privilege and that permission to speak may be withdrawn should they make inappropriate comments.

 

It should be noted that persons who wish to address the Council are addressing a formal part of the Council Meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting should give consideration to their dress attire. Smart casual is a minimum that is thought to be appropriate when addressing such a forum.

 

It should be noted that speakers at meetings of the Council or Committee do not have absolute privilege (parliamentary privilege).  A speaker who makes any potentially offensive or defamatory remarks about any other person may render themselves open to legal action.

 

Prior to addressing the meeting the person will be required to sign the following statement:

 

“I (name) understand that the meeting I intend to address on (date) is a public meeting.  I also understand that should I say or present any material that is inappropriate, I may be subject to legal action.  I also acknowledge that I have been informed to obtain my own legal advice about the appropriateness of the material that I intend to present at the above mentioned meeting”.

 

Should a person fail to sign the above statement then permission to address either the Council or Committee will not be granted.

 

The Public Officer or Minute Clerk will speak to those people who have requested permission to address the meeting, prior to the meeting at 7.15pm.

 

It is up to the Council or Committee to decide if the request to address the meeting will be granted.

 

Where permission is to be granted the Council or Committee, at the appropriate time, will suspend only so much of the Standing Orders to allow the address to occur.

 

The Chairperson will then call the person up to the lectern or speaking area.

 

The person addressing the meeting needs to clearly indicate:

 

·       Their name;

 

·       Organisation or group they are representing (if applicable);

 

·       Details of the issue to be addressed and the item number of the report in the Business Paper;

 

·       Whether they are opposing or supporting the issue or matter (if applicable) and the action they would like the meeting to take;

 

·The interest of the speaker (e.g. affected person, neighbour, applicant,           applicants spokesperson, interested citizen etc).

 

Each person then has five minutes to make their address.  Those addressing Council will be required to speak to the written statement they have submitted.  Permission to address Council is not to be taken as an opportunity to refute or otherwise the points made by previous speakers on the same issue. 

 

The Council or Committee can extend this time if they consider if appropriate, however, everyone needs to work on the basis that the address will be for five minutes only.

 

Councillors may have questions about the address so people are asked to remain at the lectern or in the speaking area until the Chairperson has thanked them.

 

When this occurs, they should then return to their seat.

 

Glenn McCarthy

Public Officer

02 4732 7649                                                

   


Reports of Committees

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 June 2014          1

 

2        Reports and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 25 June 2014                                                                                                                           7

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 30 June 2014                                                                                                                                           13

 

4        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 July 2014     15

 

5        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 14 July 2014                                                                                                                                           21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Access Committee MEETING

HELD ON 11 June, 2014

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM (Chair), Councillor Marcus Cornish, David Currie, Michael Morris, Farah Madon, Councillor Michelle Tormey, Emma Husar, Denise Heath, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (arrived 5.16pm), Councillor Prue Car (arrived 5.18pm).

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Robyn Brookes – Disability Services Officer, Ben Felten – Disability Access Officer, Joe Ibbitson – Community Programs Coordinator, Erich Weller – Community and Cultural Development Manager, Colin Wood – Fire Safety and Certification Coordinator, Hans Meijer – City Works Manager, Robert Craig – Principal Planner, Gavin Cherry – Principal Planner, Scott Steventon – Panthers Group, Russell Lee – Cox Architecture, Elisa Moechtar – Morris Goding Access Consulting, John Gordon – Parks Manager (arrived 5.55pm), James Grant – JMD Design (arrived 5.55pm), Nikolai Hill – Lend Lease (arrived 5.55pm), Rebecca Ho – Touched by Olivia Foundation (arrived 5.55pm), Keri Wilesmith - See Foundation (arrived 5.55pm), and Kay Quinn - See Foundation (arrived 5.55pm).

 

APOLOGIES

An apology was accepted from Graham Howe.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Access Committee Meeting - 9 April 2014

The minutes of the Access Committee Meeting of 9 April 2014 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1       Proposed Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre (WSCSC) and Multi-Deck Car Park & Serviced Apartments within the Panthers Penrith Precinct at 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith                                                                                                                                 

Robert Craig introduced the report and advised that Panthers would provide a presentation in response to feedback from the 9 April 2014 Access Committee meeting.  Final detailed design plans for the proposals will be provided by representatives from Access Consulting.

 

Scott Steventon advised that planning of the sports centre has advanced and handed over to Russell Lee to provide an update on the design changes including items which require further investigation.

 

Russell Lee advised that a development application will be submitted which focuses on the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre and the pathway around the lake.  The western carpark had previously been approved by Council.  Future developments will be around the lower part of the site.

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen arrived at the meeting at 5.16pm.

 

Councillor Prue Car arrived at the meeting at 5.18pm.

 

Russell Lee also provided information on:

 

·    accessible paths to the carpark

·    a gentle ramp to the terraces

·    seating units to be incorporated into the terraces

·    lighting on the pedestrian route

·    drop-off points at the western colonnade

·    accessible parking spaces immediately adjacent to the pedestrian route

·    a good distribution of sanitary facilities around the building to service individual areas

·    the gym on the mezzanine level

·    accessible change rooms, showers and WCs, including accessible family change rooms

·    a gym designer to be engaged to develop the gym layout

·    a continuous public promenade with seating to visually and physically divide the spaces

·    seating at intermittent points along the pathway

·    signage in the carpark

·    further sporting equipment and seating to be developed over time.

 

The Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    the position of accessible carparking spaces – proximity to drop-off point and the main access foyer

·    accessible entry to the building

·    adequate airlocks in the toilets

·    ambulant toilet facilities

·    distribution of accessible spaces in tiered seating

·    the design of accessible change rooms

·    parking for buses

·    suggestion to make the footpath 2.4m wide

·    accessible parking spaces along Mulgoa Road.

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish commended and thanked the presenters for consulting with the Access Committee on the development application and coming to the meeting with their ideas.

 

Scott Steventon gave an update on the proposed carpark.  The road and path will be part of the development application and will be built with the carpark.

 

Erich Weller left the meeting at 5.50pm and returned at 5.51pm.

 

With regard to the serviced apartments it was advised that there will be six universal studio apartments and two two-bedder apartments closer to the lift.  There will be a drop-off point outside the door to the main entry on the ground floor.  This information will be sent through to Robert Craig.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM thanked the presenters and acknowledged it was much easier to work together in the early stages of the application.

 

Scott Steventon, Russell Lee, and Elisa Moechtar left the meeting at 5.52pm.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Proposed Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre (WSCSC) and Multi-Deck Car Park & Serviced Apartments within the Panthers Penrith Precinct at 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith be received.

 

All Abilities Playground at Jordan Springs - Presentation by Touched by Olivia Foundation and Lend Lease

 

Erich Weller referred to the memo sent to Access Committee members regarding an additional item which was not included in the business paper.  An update on the status of the All Abilities Playground will be provided at tonight’s meeting.

 

John Gordon, James Grant , Nikolai Hill, Rebecca Ho, Keri Wilesmith, and Kay Quinn arrived at the meeting at 5.55pm.

 

John Gordon introduced James Grant from JMD Design.  James Grant advised that the playground will be a place where everyone can play, have access to nature, be a total experience with a connection to community.  The playground will also encourage play independence and friendship.

 

James Grant gave an overview of the playground and consultation activities which were held through local schools, an online survey and events at Jordan Springs.

 

Councillor Prue Car commended the presenters on the proposed All Abilities Playground and enquired about the funding for the project.  Joe Ibbitson advised that Lend Lease and Council had contributed funds to the project.  Lend Lease is also giving “in-kind” work.  Rebecca Ho advised that grant funding was obtained through a variety of sources and community partners had donated materials and labour.

 

James Grant advised that once the development application is approved construction drawings will be produced.  Construction will take at least 4-5 months.

 

Access Committee members congratulated the presenters on the proposed playground development and the benefit it will be for Penrith.

 

James Grant advised there would be lighting provided for the amenities building and carpark but not within the playground itself, which will be used in daylight hours.

 

The Committee discussed the following issues:

 

·    the maintenance of the sensory garden

·    shade in the playground

·    softfall

·    flexibility of entry to the carpark area

·    barbecue areas.

 

It was advised that the playground is quite level.  There will be raised benches of different heights installed, some with backs and some without.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM thanked all the presenters and advised the Committee was very pleased with the proposed plans for the All Abilities Playground.

 

John Gordon, James Grant, Nikolai Hill, Rebecca Ho, Keri Wilesmith, and Kay Quinn left the meeting at 6.32pm.

 

Robert Craig left the meeting at 6.34pm.

 

2         Development Applications referred to Access Committee                                         

DA13/1196      St Marys Leagues Club – Fitness Centre and two Three Storey Motel Buildings

 

Gavin Cherry introduced the development application from St Marys Leagues Club for the construction of a proposed fitness centre, two x three storey motels and associated carpark, landscaping, signage and drainage work.

 

Gavin Cherry advised there were design issues to work through with the applicant.  Some of the issues raised with the applicant included the location of the accessible unit, the central lobby and the provision of the carpark.

 

Issues discussed by the Committee included:

 

·    the number of parking spaces

·    the distance of the accessible units from the lift

·    the large shortage of accessible accommodation in the region

·    movements of people within the precinct

·    an accessible path from the site boundary to the entrance of the motel

·    a connection to be provided between accessible buildings

·    no ambulant facilities provided for females

·    kitchens to be accessible

·    the use of bi-fold doors, which are the most difficult to operate

·    the application does not satisfy the criteria for a class 3 building

·    fire safety issues.

 

Gavin Cherry advised he would raise these issues with the applicant.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Development Applications referred to Access Committee be received.

 

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

 

3         Recruitment and Appointment of Community Members to the Access Committee          

Robyn Brookes spoke to the report which advised that the current term of Access Committee members expires in September 2014. 

 

Gavin Cherry left the meeting at 6.55pm.

 

The report contains a timeline for the appointment of new Committee members.  Expressions of interest will be advertised in July and the process is expected to be finalised following Council’s Ordinary meeting of 29 September 2014.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM expressed concern regarding newspapers not being delivered in the St Marys area.  Erich Weller advised that discussion will be held with Council’s Media Unit to investigate how best to publicise in St Marys and adjoining suburbs.

 

Existing Access Committee members were invited to renominate for membership of the Committee.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Recruitment and Appointment of Community Members to the Access Committee  be received.

 

4        Nepean No Boundaries Disability Art Group                                                                

Robyn Brookes presented the report which provides an update on the establishment and development of the Nepean No Boundaries Disability Art group.  The report also provides information on the support that Council has provided to the group by assisting them in obtaining a venue for their workshops.

 

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Nepean No Boundaries Disability Art Group be received.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1          Introduction of NSW Disability Inclusion Bill into Parliament                           

Joe Ibbitson informed the meeting of a media release advising that on 28 May 2014 the NSW Government introduced the Disability Inclusion Bill into Parliament. 

 

GB 2          Free Workshop for People with Disabilities                                                         

Robyn Brookes distributed information regarding “Getting Ready: Living the life I want to live”, a free workshop for people with physical disability.  The workshop will be held on 14 and 15 July 2014 at Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club.

 

GB 3          St Dominic’s Rugby League                                                                                   

Emma Husar advised that she was invited to St Dominic’s Rugby League to present the Try Time team with their jerseys.  All members of the junior league team are children with special needs and are very committed and passionate. Members of the team are provided with training on how to catch and kick balls. 

 

RECOMMENDED that the Access Committee write to St Dominic’s Rugby League and commend them for establishing the Try Time football team.

 

GB 4          Building Code of Australia                                                                                      

Farah Madon advised that the Building Code of Australia, including all access provisions, will be free online from 2015.

 

GB 5          Disability Standards for Public Transport                                                            

Ben Felten advised that the Draft Report for the Review of Disability Standards for Accessible Transport 2002 is now available on the website.  Ben Felten encouraged all Access Committee members to review the draft report.

 

Erich Weller advised that comments will be forwarded to Local Government NSW to be included in a submission.  All Committee members will be provided with a copy of the comments forwarded to Local Government NSW.

 

GB 6          Benches in Westfield Penrith                                                                                 

Colin Wood referred to GB2 from the 9 April 2014 Access Committee minutes regarding benches in Westfield Penrith.  A meeting with Westfield management has been scheduled for 13 June 2014 and Colin Wood will report back to the August meeting on this matter.

 

GB 7          Homelessness Summit                                                                                           

David Currie referred to the Homelessness Summit which Council is facilitating and requested that Access Committee members receive an invitation.  Erich Weller advised that the Summit will be held on 4 September and he will ensure all Access Committee members are invited to attend.

 

Emma Husar advised that as part of her volunteer work she has witnessed a number of people with brain injury and other physical disabilities living and sleeping rough on the streets.

 

GB 8          National Disability Insurance Scheme                                                                  

Denise Heath advised that the disability services sector is going through a fairly big change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

 

Community service providers are required to complete a third party verification audit by 2015 and NADO has successfully completed this process.

 

GB 9          Nepean Disability Expo                                                                                           

Denise Heath advised that the Nepean Disability Expo will be held on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 September 2014.  Most of the stalls for the Expo have been sold and this year there are very different providers.  Flyers will be sent out soon and networks will be used to distribute information.

 

David Currie highlighted that in previous years there were problems with the lights in the accessible toilets.  Erich Weller said that this matter would be raised.

 

Ben Felten advised that the Facebook page and website will be used to advertise the Disability Expo.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7.15pm.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 June, 2014 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Penrith Community Safety Partnership MEETING

HELD ON 25 June, 2014

 

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Karen McKeown; Councillor Marcus Cornish; Glenn Cooper, University of Western Sydney; Jennifer Randall, Penrith City Council; Allison Kyriakakis, Penrith City Council; Olivia Kidon, Penrith City Council; Yvonne Perkins, Penrith City Council; David Burns, Penrith City Council; Julie - Anne Downie, Needle and Syringe Program, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Area Health District; Grant Healey, Penrith Local Area Command; Brett McFadden, Penrith Police; Ken Innes, Glenmore Park Residents Group; Gai Hawthorn, Penrith CBD Corporation; Murray Halls, Penrith City Council; Tracy Leahy, Penrith City Council; Julie Graham, Penrith Local Area Command; Erin Davidson, Penrith City Council; Danielle Corliss, St Marys Local Area Command.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM for the period 10 June 2014 to 25 July 2014 inclusive.

 

APOLOGIES

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM; Nerida Silver, Penrith Youth Interagency; Gregory Peters, St Marys Local Area Command, Barry Vincent, St Marys Local Area Command; Gina Field, Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce; Steven Cole, Penrith Youth Interagency.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting - 12 March 2014

The minutes of the Penrith Valley Community Safety Partnership Meeting of 12 March 2014 were confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        Graffiti Reporting and Management Systems                                                               

Yvonne Perkins advised that the Graffiti Reporting and Management Systems report has been provided in response to the recent graffiti incidents at Castlereagh Cemetery and subsequent media coverage surrounding the vandalism.

 

Olivia Kidon provided an overview of Penrith City Council’s current graffiti reporting systems and the other methods to report graffiti in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).

 

Olivia advised that the free-call graffiti hotline (1800 022 182) is the most common reporting mechanism used by Penrith residents to report graffiti. All reports are logged onto the AUSGR database which is also accessible by police. This system continues to be highly effective.

 

Olivia advised that more than 4,000 graffiti removal jobs had been completed by Council in the 2013-14 financial year to date following reports to the hotline. Olivia advised that all reports of graffiti that are reported via the Hotline and on-line report form are removed within three (3) working days.

 

Olivia also provided a brief overview of other mechanisms that are available and used by some other local councils to report and track graffiti, including ‘VandalTrak’ and ‘Snap, Send and Solve’. Both can be accessed from mobile phones and can log GPS coordinates.

 

Olivia advised that although Council is not a subscriber to either VandalTrak or Snap, Send and Solve for the purposes of data management, the community can still use these mechanisms to report graffiti. However, only a small number of reports via these services have been received by Council in the past 12 months.

 

Olivia also advised that the NSW Government also has a Graffiti Hotline which can be used by Penrith residents to report graffiti. Council has received 41 reports from this service this financial year.

 

Yvonne advised that the continued promotion of the graffiti hotline in conjunction with internal data management systems is the most effective system for Penrith at the present time. Other systems can still be utilised as additional mechanisms by the local community to report graffiti.

 

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Graffiti Reporting and Management Systems be received.

 

 

2        Update on the delivery of projects under the Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013-2016

Endorsement of the Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013 - 2016

Jennifer Randall advised that the Community Safety Plan 2013 - 2016 has been endorsed by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice for the three (3) year period from 17 March 2014 to 16 March 2017.

 

Council is now eligible to apply for crime prevention grant funding from the NSW Government, with the next funding rounds anticipated to be announced in August 2014.

 

Allison Kyriakakis advised that the maximum funding available for an individual project is $50,000. Funding will be sought to support the development of the Walk Wise project.

 

Walk Wise Project

Jennifer Randall provided an update on the Walk Wise Project.

 

The small working group has now formed and met a number of times to assist the development of the project.

 

The University of Western Sydney will be partnering Council with students assisting with the development of a Walk Wise App (featuring interactive walking maps, identified walking paths, transport nodes, personal safety information).

 

Jennifer advised that lighting audits have also been completed at Jamison Park and the Great River Walk as the initial locations identified for potential lighting infrastructure upgrades.

 

The next Walk Wise small working group is scheduled for Monday 28 July 2014.

 

Litter Projects

Allison Kyriakakis provided an update on the current grant-funded litter projects.

 

Five (5) dual public waste/recycling bins have been installed at Tench Reserve, Penrith with grant funding from Keep Australia Beautiful. Recycling contamination rates have been low to date indicating initial positive community use. Council staff will continue to monitor waste collected until December 2014.

 

David Burns advised that the expanded use of public space recycling bins in other areas across the City is something for Council to consider more broadly in the long term.

 

Allison also advised that localised litter prevention campaigns are being implemented at Mark Leece Oval, St Clair and Ched Towns Reserve, Glenmore Park with grant funding from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Works include installation of additional litter bins and signage to coincide with the rollout of the NSW Government new ‘Hey Tosser’ anti-litter campaign.

 

Stop Domestic Violence Day Event

Tracy Leahy provided an update on the Stop Domestic Violence Day event held by the Nepean Domestic Violence Network in the Pop up Park on 8 May 2014.

 

The event included children’s activities, musical entertainment from a student of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Mobile Play Van, Toy Library, Rooby Roo, face painter, balloon artist and an information stall with various brochures and resources providing information and awareness around Domestic Violence.

 

Crime Prevention and Communities Conference

Allison advised that Community Safety staff represented Council at the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Crime Prevention and Communities conference in Melbourne on 10-11 June 2014.

 

Key themes included local government responses to the emergence of CCTV in public space management; and domestic and family violence which are also key issues locally.  Delegates included national and international crime prevention practitioners including police, local councils, State and Federal Government representatives and academics. 

 

Safety Presentation to Colyton Senior Citizens Group

Allison advised that Community Safety staff delivered a Seniors Safety presentation to the ‘Seniors Living Well’ group at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre on 19 June 2014. The presentation was well-received and included general personal safety tips, information on home security and information for seniors living alone.

 

Warner Youth Education Program

Allison advised that the Warner Graffiti Education Awareness Program continues to be delivered with nine (9) primary school sessions and four (4) secondary school sessions delivered during June.

 

Community Safety staff observed one of the sessions at a local primary school during June and the interaction between the presenter and students was highly positive, with program messages enforced in a fun and engaging manner.

 

Allison advised that there are opportunities for members of the Partnership to view the program. Interested members should contact the Community Safety Team.

 

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Update on the delivery of projects under the Penrith Community Safety Plan 2013 - 2016 be received.

 

 

 

Regular Items

 

A)      Penrith Local Area Command Crime Statistics

 

Brett McFadden provided crime trends that are occurring within the Penrith Local Area Command.

 

Brett commented that despite some negative media reporting on crime and safety concerns, crime is tracking well on or below targets for Penrith.

 

In the last quarter there has been an increase in break and enters into commercial premises. Break and enters are up for non-dwellings for this time of year which could be attributed to more businesses operating in the area and an increased number of people reporting crime.

 

Police issued AVO’s have been implemented and are successful for Domestic Violence cases and assaults.

 

B)   St Marys Local Area Command Crime Statistics

 

Danielle Corliss provided key crime trends for the last quarter.

 

Overall targets are reasonable and vehicle break-ins in the Werrington and St Marys area are still elevated.

 

Danielle commented that the lighting upgrades along Queen Street in the St Marys CBD and the potential for CCTV cameras along identified areas of Queen Street will assist the police to respond to incidents at this location.

 


What’s in the Media?

 

Media File March 2014 - May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1          Cycle of Happiness                                                                                                  

Katerina Tahija advised that around 300 young people attended the Happiness Cycle workshop at the PCYC on 24 June to build a bike, learn bike maintenance and safety tips. Upon completion of the course young people could keep the bike. Feedback from participants and organisers indicates that it was a highly successful project for all involved.

 

GB 2          NAIDOC                                                                                                                    

 Tracy advised that a NAIDOC day event is being held on Friday 11 July at Jamison Park, Jamisontown. Up to 4,000 people are expected to attend the event. If Partnership members would like further information on the event please contact Tracy Leahy tleahy@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

 

GB 3          Safer Streets Program CCTV Funding                                                                 

Yvonne advised that Council has submitted the funding application to the Federal Attorney General’s Department seeking funding under the Safer Streets Program. Planning for the project is progressing in anticipation of a funding announcement in the coming months. Funding will be utilised for the installation of CCTV cameras in identified public space locations at High Street and Station Street, Penrith and Queen Street, St Marys.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 4.30pm.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 25 June, 2014 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Policy Review Committee MEETING

HELD ON 30 June, 2014

 

 

 

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM for the period 10 June 2014 to 25 July 2014 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

An apology was received for Councillor Ben Goldfinch.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 12 May 2014

The minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 12 May 2014 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        Renewable Burial Interment Rights                                                                                

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Renewable Burial Interment Rights be received.

2.     Renewable tenure not be introduced at Cemeteries under the care and control of Penrith Cemeteries.

3.     A further report be provided on the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 in the second half of 2014.

4.     The Penrith Cemeteries Policy be reviewed and amended to reflect relevant legislative changes.

 

 


 

 

2        Costs of Community Facilities                                                                                        

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Costs of Community Facilities be received.

2.      The officers responsible for the report be thanked and their efforts be acknowledged.

3.      A communication strategy be developed to advise the community on the methods and standards of quality council community facilities are built too.

 

 

3        Dunheved Business Park Revitalisation Strategy                                                        

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Dunheved Business Park Revitalisation Strategy be received

2.    Council adopt the Dunheved Business Park Revitalisation Strategy as its policy for the ongoing improvement of the place.

3.    Council continue to work with the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Penrith Business Alliance on the revitalisation of Dunheved Business Park. .

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:16pm.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 30 June, 2014 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Local Traffic Committee MEETING

HELD ON 7 July, 2014

 

 

 

PRESENT

Graham Green – Acting Traffic Engineering Co-ordinator (Chairperson), Wayne Mitchell – Executive Manager Environment & City Development, Adam Wilkinson – Engineering Services Manager, Senior Constable Mark Elliott – St Marys Police, Acting Sergeant James Murray – Penrith Police, James Suprain – Roads and Maritime Services, Councillor Marcus Cornish, Councillor Tricia Hitchen – Representative for the Member for Penrith, Bernie Meier – Acting Engineering Co-ordinator, Joshua Hull – Trainee Engineer.

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Steve Grady – Busways, Graham Dyason – Busways.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM, Councillor Karen McKeown, David Drozd – Senior Traffic Engineer, Daniel Davidson – Traffic & Road Safety Officer, Ruth Byrnes – Senior Traffic Officer, Mark Holmes - Representative for the Member for Mulgoa, Sergeant Matt Shirvington – Penrith Police.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 2 June 2014

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 2 June 2014 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

1        Thurston Street and Lemongrove Road, Penrith - Proposed Provision of "No Stopping" Restrictions                                                                                                                        

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Thurston Street and Lemongrove Road, Penrith - Proposed Provision of "No Stopping" Restrictions be received.

2.     10m “No Stopping” restrictions be installed at the intersection of Thurston Street and Lemongrove Road, Penrith, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.     The resident who made representations to Council be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

 

 

2        Explorers Way, St Clair - Proposed Pedestrian Refuge                                               

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Explorers Way, St Clair - Proposed Pedestrian Refuge be received.

2.     The project for constructing a pedestrian refuge facility on Explorers Way, St Clair be entered into Council’s Traffic Facilities Prioritisation Process.  When the project receives priority against other listed sites, Council’s Design Co‑ordinator be requested to prepare a design for the facility, with a further report submitted to the Local Traffic Committee for design plan finalisation and endorsement.

3.     The resident be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

3        Major Traffic Facilities 2014/15 Program - Endorsement of Projects                         

LTC Comment

Councillors Marcus Cornish and Tricia Hitchen questioned the inclusion of a pedestrian refuge facility in Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows (in the list of projects proposed for construction), due to planned upgrading of this road by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).  Council’s Engineering Services Manager advised that there is a need for the project to be constructed, however advice will be sought from the RMS regarding the proposed timing of the road upgrade prior to proceeding with the works.

 

In addition, a review of recent pedestrian counts and accidents will be undertaken to confirm the warrants for the proposed pedestrian refuge facility in Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows.

 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Major Traffic Facilities 2014/15 Program - Endorsement of Projects be received.

2.     Projects listed in Table 1 “Projects Proposed for Construction 2014/15” be forwarded to Council’s Design Co-ordinator to finalise design and construction estimates, with a Design Endorsement Report for each project submitted to the Local Traffic Committee as these are finalised.

3.     If the detailed cost estimates for projects are higher than listed in Table 1, the lower ranked projects be deferred to future programs.

4.     Council write to the Roads and Maritime Services requesting a timeframe of the proposed upgrade works in Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows.

5.     Council undertake a review of recent pedestrian counts and accidents to confirm the warrant for the proposed pedestrian refuge facilities in Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4        Station Street, Penrith - Proposed Changes to Public Car Park                                 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Station Street, Penrith - Proposed Changes to Public Car Park be received.

2.     Consultation be conducted with the Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW, requesting approval for the proposed changes, as the site falls under the Schedule of Nominated Train Stations.

3.     Subject to separate approval from the Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW, “3P Mon-Fri Authorised Vehicles Excepted” be provided for a total of 70 spaces in the Penrith Swimming Centre car park in Station Street, Penrith.

4.     A Council “Conditions of Entry” sign be installed at each entrance to the Penrith Swimming Centre car park in Station Street, Penrith.

5.     Ripples’ General Manager be responsible for the administration of up to 30 Council-authorised staff parking permits for staff of the Penrith Swimming Centre in Station Street, Penrith.

6.     Councillor Hitchen be advised of Council’s resolution.

7.     Council’s Rangers be advised of Council’s resolution.

8.     Ripples Leisure Centre and the Penrith Swimming Centre be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

 

5        Glossop Street, St Marys - Design Plan Endorsement                                                

LTC Comment

The Busways representative raised concerns about the right-turn ban out of Brisbane Street, St Marys, which would require the S11 bus route to be amended.  Council’s Acting Traffic Engineering Co-ordinator advised that the route amendment would be warranted and Council will work with Busways to accommodate the changes.

 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Glossop Street, St Marys - Design Plan Endorsement be received.

2.     Design plans (9617/CC20-CC31), dated 7 June 2013, prepared by J. Wyndam Prince for the Traffic Management Upgrade (Option C) of Glossop Street, St Marys be finalised and endorsed for construction.

3.     Local community notification be provided to residents directly affected by the proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1          Russell Street, Emu Heights – Request for Provision of Timed Parking Restrictions  (Raised Councillor Tricia Hitchen – Representative for the Member for Penrith)              

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that, in light of the recent signage amendments to Russell Street, Emu Heights, a further investigation be conducted into provision of timed parking restrictions (15 minutes) in Russell Street, on the eastern side, for the three parking spaces immediately south of the McDonalds driveway.

RECOMMENDED

That investigations and consultation be conducted with Council’s Rangers and properties along Russell Street, Emu Heights, between Old Bathurst Road and Bromley Road, regarding the traffic and parking arrangements along this section of road.  The investigations to include the provision of timed parking restrictions (15 minutes) on the eastern side of Russell Street, for the three parking spaces immediately south of the McDonalds driveway; with a report to then be submitted to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration.

 

GB 2          Reserve Street, Penrith – Request for Provision of Timed Parking Restrictions in Temporary Car Park  (Raised Councillor Marcus Cornish)                                                  

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested the provision of timed parking restrictions in the temporary car park in Reserve Street, Penrith.

Council’s Engineering Services Manager advised that, as this temporary car park is unsealed and is not a formalised car park, Council’s Rangers are unable to enforce in this location until such time as the car park is sealed and linemarked.

RECOMMENDED

That the Committee note the information.

 

GB 3          Sydney Street, St Marys – Request to Review Signage & Linemarking  (Raised Councillor Marcus Cornish on behalf of Councillor Bernard Bratusa)                               

Councillor Marcus Cornish raised an issue on behalf of Councillor Bernard Bratusa, requesting a review of the signage and linemarking near Oxley Park Primary School in Sydney Street, St Marys.

RECOMMENDED

That Council investigate the matter.

 

GB 4          Busways Depot Inspections  (Raised Busways)                                                 

The Busways representative advised that the Busways Penrith and Blacktown Depots had recently been subjected to inspections by Police, following a number of incidents involving Busways buses.

The representative advised that media reports had been exaggerated and incorrect, and he sought to clarify the facts.  The representative said that 220 buses were inspected, with only 14 defects being detected.  Of these, the only major defect was failed brake lights on one bus (which was subsequently tested without any failure being detected).  Another (minor) defect noted was for a screw in a bus tyre.  In addition, there were no positive results for alcohol and drug testing carried out on staff.

RECOMMENDED

That the Committee note the information.

 

GB 5          Lawson Street, Penrith – Relocated Bus Stop  (Raised Busways)                   

The Busways representative thanked Council for its assistance in the recent relocation of a bus stop from High Street to Lawson Street, Penrith, and noted that commuters have indicated that they are pleased with the change.

RECOMMENDED

That the Committee note the information.

 

GB 6          Variable Message Signs (VMS) – Placement  (Raised Busways)                      

The Busways representative asked about the placement of Variable Message Signs (VMS) in the Penrith area, as there had been a VMS located at a bus stop recently.  Council’s Acting Traffic Engineering Co-ordinator advised that applications for approval are lodged with the Roads and Maritime Services and there are conditions of approval which must be met.

RECOMMENDED

That the Committee note the information.

 

GB 7          Belmore Street, Penrith – Request for Provision of Right-turn Ban  (Raised Busways) 

The Busways representative advised that at a recent Drivers Committee meeting at the Busways Depot in Penrith, concerns were raised regarding vehicles obstructing both buses and taxis exiting the Penrith railway interchange onto Belmore Street.  The representative advised that in the mornings, vehicles are queued in the commuter car park at the eastern end of the interchange, waiting for the gates to the public car park off Belmore Street to be opened.  When the gates are opened, the vehicles then move into the exit road of the interchange.

 

The number of vehicles queued to exit the car park is causing delays to buses and taxis waiting to exit the interchange, which is affecting Busways in maintaining their schedules.

 

The Busways representative requested the provision of “No Right Turn - Buses, Taxis & Authorised Vehicles Excepted” signage at the traffic signals at the exit of the interchange with Belmore Street.

 

RECOMMENDED

That Council investigate the matter.

 

GB 8          High Street, Penrith – Car Park  (Raised Councillor Marcus Cornish)             

Councillor Marcus Cornish thanked the Committee for the recently completed car park that has been provided off High Street, Penrith, in “Triangle Park”.

RECOMMENDED

That the Committee note the information.

 

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed, the time being 10:30am.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 July, 2014 be adopted.

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Policy Review Committee MEETING

HELD ON 14 July, 2014

 

 

 

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM for the period 10 June 2014 to 25 July 2014 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

An apology was received for Councillor Michelle Tormey.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 1 -  Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains as she owns a business across the road from the property subject of the report.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains                                    

Executive Officer Glenn McCarthy introduced the report and invited Dr Ian Joliffe, Independent Reviewer from GHD to give a presentation.

Ken Kanjian, Solicitor for the applicants then addressed Council on the Item.

A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

 

1.   Council seek independent legal advice to obtain an interpretation of the potential responsibility of Council in respect to the Section 117 Direction including what is meant by the term “minor significance”.

 

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Regulations, 2000, Council commence the consultation program with State Agencies and the community in accordance with the Gateway Determination.

 

3.     A further report be presented to Council following the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal advising of the outcomes of the community and State Agency consultation and legal advice.

 

 

 

 

An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

 

1.   Council seek independent legal advice to obtain an interpretation of the potential responsibility of Council in respect to the Section 117 Direction including what is meant by the term “minor significance”.

 

2.   Should legal advice indicate that the Planning Proposal meets the requirements of “minor significance” the following two recommendations proceed:

 

a)   In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Regulations, 2000, Council commence the consultation program with State Agencies and the community in accordance with the Gateway Determination.

 

b)   A further report be presented to Council following the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal advising of the outcomes of the community and State Agency consultation and legal advice.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

 

For

Against

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

The AMENDMENT was LOST.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM FORESHADOWED a further MOTION that the information contained in the report on Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains be received.

 

The FORESHADOWED MOTION moved by Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa was PUT.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

 

 

 

 

 

For

Against

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

The FORESHADOWED MOTION was LOST.

 

The MOTION moved by Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain was PUT.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

 

For

Against

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Prue Car

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 

The MOTION was CARRIED on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

That:

 

1.   Council seek independent legal advice to obtain an interpretation of the potential responsibility of Council in respect to the Section 117 Direction including what is meant by the term “minor significance”.

 

2.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Regulations, 2000, Council commence the consultation program with State Agencies and the community in accordance with the Gateway Determination.

 

3.     A further report be presented to Council following the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal advising of the outcomes of the community and State Agency consultation and legal advice.

 

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

 

For

Against

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Prue Car

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

3        Regional Waste Strategy

The Waste & Community Protection Manager, Tracy Chalk, introduced the report and invited Amanda Bombaci from WSROC to make a presentation.

Councillors Mark Davies and Jackie Greenow OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

Councillors Prue Car and Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:04pm and did not return.

Councillors Mark Davies and Jackie Greenow OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 9:06pm.

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 9:07pm.

Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 9:15pm.                                      

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Regional Waste Strategy be received.

2.     Penrith City Council endorse the Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

2        Penrith City Centre Park Update

RECOMMENDED that the information contained in the report on Penrith City Centre Park Update be received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        2014 Local Government NSW Annual Conference                                                       

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2014 Local Government NSW Annual Conference be received.

2.     The Issue detailed in the report be submitted for inclusion in the 2014 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper prior to 1 August 2014.

 

 

5        Community Building Partnership 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.  The information contained in the report on Community Building Partnership 2014 be received.

2.    Council endorse the submission of application for the following four projects to the 2014 Community Building Partnership Program and confirm the source of matching funds, pending the application being successful:

                               Penrith: Interactive Active Zone - Tench Reserve

                               Estimate project cost: $94,000

                               Grant Request: $47,000        

                               Council contribution: $47,000 from the Parks Asset Renewal ($27,000)                   program and the Digital Economy Strategy project ($20,000).

                         
                             Londonderry: Pedestrian Bridge upgrade at Werrington Lake

                               Estimate project cost: $376,000

                               Grant Request:$60,000         

                               Council contribution: $316,000 from the District Open Space section 94                  plan.

                               Mulgoa: Installation of an outdoor health and fitness zone at Myrtle Road               Reserve, Claremont Meadows                       

                               Estimate project cost: $100,000

                               Grant Request: $50,000        

                               Council contribution: $50,000 from the Local Open Space Section 94 plan


                             Smithfield: Playground replacement at Kestral Cres Reserve, Erskine                   Park

                               Estimate project cost: $75,000

                               Grant Request: $37,500        

      Council contribution: $37,500 from the Parks Asset Renewal Program

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Reserve behind Erskine Park High School                                                          

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply to East Ward Councillors providing an update on the reserve behind Erskine Park High School.

 

RR 2           St Clair High School Fire                                                                                        

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply concerning the temporary school buildings which have been erected on the school sporting fields due to the recent fire at St Clair High School, providing information concerning returning the fields to their former condition once the temporary buildings have been removed.

 

RR 3           Clearing of Land - Werrington                                                                               

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested a memo reply providing an update on the clearing of land in the Cumberland Plain Woodland near Werrington shops.

 

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1           Leave of Absence Request                                                                                     

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested leave of absence for the period 21 July 2014 to 27 July 2014 inclusive.

RECOMMENDED  that the matter be brought forward as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

RECOMMENDED that leave of absence be granted to Councillor Tricia Hitchen for the period 21 July 2014 to 27 July 2014 inclusive.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:25pm.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 14 July, 2014 be adopted.

 

 

  


DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Property Matter - 21 - 25 Woodriff Street, Penrith                                                             1

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2        Development Application DA14/0216 proposed first and ground floor additions Lot 28 DP 2067074 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith   Applicant: Aaron Campisi;  Owner: ~Aaron Campisi

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                                 9

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

3        Tender Reference 13/14-10: Provision of Premixed Concrete                                       23

 

4        2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program - Acceptance of Funding                         27

 

5        Federal Government '2015-16 Nation Building Black Spot Program' Nominations        29

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

6        Waste Less, Recycle More - a five-year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative                                                                                                                                             37

 

7        Penrith City Council's inspection regimes for unregistered brothels and tattoo premises in Council's Local Government Area                                                                                                   41

 

 

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

 

8        NSW State Government Reform of Specialist Homelessness Services                        49

 

9        John Maclean - Participation in 2014 Nepean Triathlon                                                  57

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

10      2013-14 Borrowing Program                                                                                            61

 

11      Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 June to 30 June                   66

 

URGENT

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014                                                        75

 

 



Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Property Matter - 21 - 25 Woodriff Street, Penrith                                                             1

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

 

 

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Property Matter - 21 - 25 Woodriff Street, Penrith   

 

Compiled by:               David Ellks, Property Projects Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Chris Moulang, Property Development Manager  

 

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

Utilise Council's property portfolio to stimulate growth and development opportunities in the City

      

 

Executive Summary

This report advises Council of the outcome of the Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the development of 21 – 25 Woodriff Street, Penrith (the Site) that was approved by Council on 26 May 2014. This report recommends Astina Apartments be the only respondent short listed for the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage.

 

The EOI was advertised in the Western Weekender on 6 June 2014 and the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 June 2014. The advertisement invited developers, investors and businesses with a requirement for land or commercial accommodation in the Penrith City Centre to respond. The EOI stage closed 2 July 2014.

 

Council conducted the EOI in response to an approach by Stimson and Baker Planning on behalf of Astina Apartments about purchasing the Site for a mixed use development. The proposal was considered to have merit and is consistent with the objectives of the Penrith Progression.

 

To promote transparency and achieve the best outcome for the site an EOI was undertaken to provide others with an interest in the land, the opportunity to make a submission.

Background

A report to the Committee of the Whole on 26 May 2014 reported Astina Apartments had approached Council about purchasing the Site for a mixed use development.

 

To provide others who may have an interest in the Site and to check for other innovative proposals for the use of the land, Council accepted a recommendation to undertake a 2 stage process involving:

1.          A call for expressions of interest for the development of the Site.

2.          A request for proposal be issued to short listed respondent/s following the EOI        stage.

 

Fronting the Site is approximately 770m2 of surplus road reserve being used for temporary parking. To enable a more effective use of land Council resolved on the 26 May 2014 to commence the process for closing a 2,330m2 strip of surplus road reserve that fronts Memory Park, Judges Park and this Site. It is proposed to consolidate this land with adjoining lots (refer to map forming Attachment 1) when the portion of road reserve is closed.

The EOI/RFP Process

The requirements for the EOI stage focused on identifying who was interested in the Site as a developer or tenant, their ideas and their capability and capacity to deliver. This was done to minimise the effort and cost to respondents.

 

The RFP stage will involve preparing enough detail and certainty for Council as land owner to agree to commercial terms and the lodging of a Development Application.

 

Respondents to the EOI were instructed to visit http://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/Our-Council/Tenders/ to register and download EOI documents free of charge. The EOI documents noted that on 26 May 2014 Council approved the following:

1.   To publically advertise that Council has been approached by a developer about acquiring and developing the Site, and invite others with an interest in the Site to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) within a period of 21 days.

2.   At the end of the EOI stage, respondents will be short listed by an Evaluation Panel based on criteria set for the EOI. The criteria will focus on:

a.   The contribution a proposal could make towards Council’s economic, social and environmental objectives.

b.   The capability and capacity of the respondent to deliver the proposal.

3.   Council will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to shortlist respondents (there may be one or more) requiring details of their proposed development and commercial terms. The duration for this phase is expected to run for one to two months.

4.   The Evaluation Panel will assess proposals from a detailed selection criterion for the RFP stage and prepare a report to Council recommending the preferred development concept and commercial terms.

Tender Evaluation Panel

The Tender Evaluation Panel consisted of Barry Husking (Assistant General Manager and Chief Financial Officer), Vicki O’Kelly (Executive Manager – Corporate), Stephen Britten (Chief Governance Office), Jeni Pollard (Place Manager), Chris Moulang (Property Development Manager) and David Ellks (Property Development Projects Coordinator).

Tender Evaluation Criteria

The selection criteria contained in the EOI documents were:

·           The quality of the proposed development and its contribution to place making.

·           The contribution the proposal will make to the jobs target.

·           The contribution the proposal will have towards adding new offers in the City          Centre and ongoing economic growth.

·           The proponent’s capability and capacity to deliver what they propose.

·           The income the proposal will produce and when in consideration of the risks involved.

·           The timing of the delivery.

 

Summary of Expressions of Interest Received

A total of two (2) EOI’s were received and are listed below in alphabetical order:

 

Provider

ABN/Other

Address

Redstone for Wentworth Community Housing

64 158 387 976

PO Box 610 Haberfield, NSW 2045

Stimson & Baker Planning for Astina Apartments

34 824 672 534

PO Box 4308 Winmalee NSW 2777

 

 

Wentworth Community Housing Proposal

 

Wentworth’s intention for the Site is to create a contemporary and inspiring residential flat building with a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units. The tenancy mix would comprise Key workers, private renters and owners as well as some tenants who are homeless. They note the ground floor may contain some or all retail to activate the street.

 

To provide a sense of what Wentworth has in mind for the Site, they cited and provided an image of their proposed development at Rouse Hill which is out to tender.

 

Astina Apartments Proposal

 

Astina’s concept is for a modern, 7 storey building plus 2 levels of basement car park with a mix of uses including serviced apartments (39 x 2 bedroom and 3 x 3 bedroom units, lobby, pool and business centre), a café and commercial space.

 

Astina illustrated their concept with well developed architectural drawings that identified initial solutions to access, parking and loading issues.

 

Both respondents want to use the surplus road reserve for built form.

Assessment against Nominated Criteria

The Evaluation Panel assessed the EOI’s against the above criteria except the one related to potential income as neither respondent provided any commercial information.

 

Summarising the Evaluation Panels assessment:

·    Each proponent was scored equally or similarly for the criteria related to capability and capacity, plus timing. Both proponents have a good track record in Penrith, and indicated they have access to funding and would like to get on with their respective projects.

·    There was a clear difference in the scoring in favour of Astina in terms on the criteria related to contribution to place making, achieving the jobs target, adding a new offer and ongoing economic growth. The introduction of serviced apartments in the CBD will provide short term accommodation and would likely improve the feasibility for food, beverage, entertainment and function uses in that part of the City Centre.

Delivery Model

While sale of this Site to the successful proponent has been the consideration to date, the opportunity for this development to provide Council with an on-going revenue source will be explored as part of the RFP process. Both respondents noted they would consider innovative delivery methods that Council can cite.

Statutory Approval

This report has been prepared by the Property Development Department of Council. The proposal appears to meet Council’s statutory planning objectives but there have been no formal discussions with Development Services. Should Council agree to proceed to the RFP stage Astina Apartments will be asked to seek comments from Council’s Development Services.

 

A report will be provided to Council following the RFP outlining commercial terms and details of the proposed development.

 

Should Council resolve to proceed with a detailed proposal at the end of the RFP stage, the project will be the subject of a development application and statutory planning process through the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Conclusion

On the basis of the EOI assessment, the Evaluation Panel recommend that:

·    Only Astina Apartments be issued with a Request for Proposal for the purchase and development of the Site.

·    Due to the importance of providing affordable and community housing and the desire to produce a benchmark solution in the City Centre, Council approach Wentworth about exploring other sites, partnerships, development solutions and delivery models for the delivery of community and affordable housing.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Property Matter - 21 - 25 Woodriff Street, Penrith be received.

2.    Astina Apartments be shortlisted and issued a Request for Proposal.

3.    Wentworth Community Housing be not shortlisted but be approached by Council about exploring other sites, partnerships, development solutions and delivery models for delivering community and affordable housing.

4.    A further report be presented to Council at the conclusion of the RFP stage.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

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2        Development Application DA14/0216 proposed first and ground floor additions Lot 28 DP 2067074 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith  Applicant: Aaron Campisi;  Owner: ~Aaron Campisi

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                                 9

 

 

 



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Development Application DA14/0216 proposed first and ground floor additions Lot 28 DP 2067074 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith  Applicant:  Aaron Campisi;  Owner:  Aaron Campisi   

 

Compiled by:               Christopher Hawkins, Environmental Health & Building Surveyor

Authorised by:            Paul Lemm, Development Services Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate development that encourages a range of housing types

Service Activity

Delivery timely assessment, regulation and certification of development and building work in accordance with statutory requirements

     

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Executive Summary

The development application is for the construction of a ground and first floor residential dwelling addition on Lot 28 DP206707 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith. A dwelling is a permissible use in the zone with consent from Council.

 

The proposal has been assessed in accordance with Councils policies and has been determined to be incompatible with relevant flood planning controls which regulate development. The site is located between Peachtree Creek and the Nepean River and the draft Nepean River flood model identifies the site as high hazard with regard to evacuation (Low Flood Island) together with velocity depth ratio in accordance with the Flood Plain Development Manual.

 

There is a significant risk to personal safety and property associated with the high velocity and depth of flood water over the site in the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability and major flood events. The characteristics of this site render it unsuitable for the current proposal.

 

An assessment under Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 has been undertaken. As the site is within an area identified as a high hazard area the application is recommended for refusal.

 

Background

 

Prior to the receipt of the current application, Council received and determined an application for a ground floor dwelling addition in 2011 on the subject site. The application was supported and approved by Council as the proposed addition included a habitable room of 29.54m2, complying with Council’s flood policy controls under Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 which requires extensions below the flood level to be less than 30m2. The applicant originally proposed an extension greater than 30m2, however as advised by Council officers at the time the size of the development was reduced to meet the DCP controls.

 

The Section 149 certificate identifies the subject site as being burdened by flood related development controls. The flood level has been identified as being RL 25.9m AHD. No pre-lodgement meeting occurred prior to lodgement of the current development application.

 

Council received the current development application on 3 March 2014. The proposed development is located within a low flood island and also in an area that is affected by approximately 830mm of flood water over the existing floor level of the current house which results in a high hazard category with regard to velocity depth ratio.

 

Site and Surrounds

 

A site inspection was conducted on 16 April 2014. The site contains a single storey residential dwelling with a detached garage in the rear yard.  The site is located on the western side of Ladbury Avenue approximately 200m south of the intersection with Recreation Avenue adjacent to Ladbury reserve.  The site is approximately 1037m2 in area, orientated in a South Easterly direction with a slight fall to the south eastern corner. A Locality Map is outlined in Appendix 1.

 

The proposed development is affected by flooding with the mainstream 1% AEP Flood Level in the vicinity of the subject property being 25.9m AHD.  The finished floor level of the existing dwelling is located at 25.07 AHD, 830mm below the 1% AEP.

 

The surrounding area is characterised by single and two storey residential dwellings.

 

The Proposed Development

 

The application proposes a ground floor and first floor addition consisting of increased living room space to the ground floor and a first floor addition containing 3 bedrooms with a separate bathroom and water closet and a master bedroom with walk-in-robe and en-suite. The proposed works will maintain the existing dwelling and modify the ground floor layout whilst providing a 104m2 second storey extension.

 

Planning Assessment

 

The development has been assessed in accordance with the matters for consideration under Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and having regard to those matters, the following comments are made:

1.   Section 79C(1)(a)(i) – Any Environmental Planning Instrument

 

Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 Urban Lands

 

Objectives of the zone

i.    to reinforce the importance of natural landscape settings and areas with heritage conservation value, and

ii.     to protect landscapes and urban areas with identified conservation value by limiting the range of permissible uses and requiring larger residential allotments, and

iii.   to allow a limited range of compatible non-residential uses.

 

The subject site is zoned 2(a) Residential (Urban and Landscape Protection) under Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998. The proposed development for an addition to an existing dwelling house, is permissible with the consent of Council and meets the objectives of the zone.


Clause 32 of the LEP relates to flood liable land and states:

1.   The council must not consent to the carrying out of any development on or adjacent to flood liable land unless the provisions of any council policy for the development of flood liable land have been taken into consideration.

2.   The council must not consent to an application to carry out any development (other than flood mitigation works or drains) which in its opinion will significantly:

a. adversely affect potential flood behaviour, including the flood peak at any point upstream or downstream of the proposed development or the flow of floodwater on adjoining lands; or

b.   increase the potential flood hazard or flood damage to property; or

c.   cause erosion, siltation or destruction of riverbank vegetation in the locality; or

d.   affect the water table on any adjoining land; or

e.   affect riverbank stability; or

f.    affect the safety of the proposed development in time of flood; or

g.   restrict the capacity of the floodway; or

h. increase the need for the council, the State Emergency Service or any other Government agency to provide emergency equipment, personnel, welfare facilities or other resources associated with an evacuation resulting from flooding; or

i.    increase the risk to life and personal safety of emergency services and rescue personnel; or

j.    re-distribute flows across the floodplain. "

The adopted 1% AEP flood level for the site is RL 25.9m AHD. The Flood Planning Level (FPL) is therefore RL 26.4m AHD (flood level + 0.5m freeboard). Ground levels at the site range from approximately RL 24.0m AHD at the front of the site to RL 25.0m AHD at the rear of the site. The Applicant has advised that the floor level of the existing dwelling is RL 25.07m AHD being 1.33m below Council’s adopted FPL.

The site is located between Peachtree Creek and the Nepean River. The draft Nepean River flood model identifies the site as high hazard with regard to both evacuation and velocity depth ratio. The flood study is being undertaken in fulfilment of Council’s obligations under the State Government’s Flood Liable Land Policy and associated Floodplain Development Manual. A map of the Hazard area is appended to this report (Appendix 5).

Council’s obligations with regards to development within flood liable land not only include a duty of care for the occupants and adjoining properties but also a need to ensure the safety of Council, State Emergency Services and other government agencies which provide emergency assistance during these natural events. The proposed addition would be unlikely to alter flood behaviour, peaks or flow velocities.

The site is subject to Council’s flood controls and is defined as flood liable land. The subject site is located in an area affected by flooding with regard to ‘Low Flood island’ which in general terms blocks evacuation from the site in the 1% AEP. In addition the site is impacted by flood waters in the 1% AEP with approximately 830mm of flood water above the existing floor level of the house. As such the site is High Hazard with regard to velocity depth ratio.

Penrith Development Control Plan (DCP) 2006 requires extensions greater than 35m2 on flood liable land to be treated as new development. Over time this requirement has been interpreted as the 35m2 requirement is for development at or below the FPL with no limitations on development size above the FPL (eg a second storey extension). The position of no limit on extension size above the 1% AEP creates a situation where a development can potentially double in size, and present as a new development whilst not complying with the minimum floor level, requirements of new development (ie Finished Floor Level (FFL) must be above the FPL).

It is considered that the High Hazard velocity depth ratio together with the low flood island and the proposal for an extension of greater than 35m2 with the ground floor below the FPL creates a situation which does not meet the intention of Council’s DCP and LEP.

2.   Section 79C (1) (a) (ii) – Any Draft Environmental Planning Instruments

 

Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 Stage 2

 

Objectives of zone

i.   To provide for the housing needs of the community within a low density residential environment.

ii.  To enable other land uses that provide facilities or services to meet the day to day needs of residents.

iii.  To promote the desired future character by ensuring that development reflects features or qualities of traditional detached dwelling houses that are surrounded by private gardens.

iv. To enhance the essential character and identity of established residential areas.

v.  To ensure a high level of residential amenity is achieved and maintained.

 

The subject site is zoned R2 Low Density Residential under Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 Stage 2. The proposed development is for an addition to an existing dwelling house, which is permissible with the consent of Council.

 

3.   Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) – Any Development Control Plan

Penrith Development Control Plan 2006

Part 2.10 of Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 requires Council to consider development in flood liable land but will not grant consent to development in floodways or in high hazard areas. Council’s Development Engineers identify the property as being high hazard regarding its flooding categorisation due to its location within a ‘Low Flood Island’ and also as a result of a high velocity/depth ratio.

 

The issues associated with floodways and high hazard areas has been discussed in the section of the report relating to Cl 32 of LEP 1998.

4.   Section 79C(1)(a)(iv) – The Regulations

 

Building Code of Australia

The building will need to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia, specifically Performance Provision 2.1.2. Special consideration would need to be given to the potential loading of impacting flood waters.


5.       Section 79C(1)(b) – The Likely Impacts of the Development

 

Site Design and Internal Design

The proposal takes into account the existing development and maintains setbacks and similar roof forms consistent with the locality. The bulk, height and mass of the development are similar to development in the immediate vicinity.

Access, Parking and Traffic

The development satisfies Council’s requirements for the provision of car parking and traffic generated by the development.

 

Hazards

The issues associated with floodways and high hazard areas has been discussed in the section of the report relating to Cl 32 of LEP 1998.

6.   Section 79C(1)(c) – The Suitability of the Site for the Development

The proposal has been designed in a manner consistent with the character of the locality however flooding impacts bring into question the suitability of the development.

7.   Section 79C(1)(d) – Any Submissions made in relation to the Development

 

Referrals

The application was referred to Council’s Development Engineers. The development proposal could not be supported by Council’s Development Engineers because:

·   The site is located within a flood liable land as identified in Council’s Nepean River model.

·   The site is located within a Low Flood Island.

·   The flood characteristics indicate high hazard velocity and depth.

·   The flood hazard is high.

 

Community Consultation

In accordance with Chapter 2.7 of the Penrith Development Control Plan for the City of Penrith 2006 – Notification and Advertising, the proposed development was notified to nearby and adjoining residents from 6 March – 20 March 2014. No objections were received.

8.   Section 79C(1)(e) – The Public Interest

 

In assessing this application against the current relevant planning instruments, being the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 and the Penrith Development Control Plan 2006, the proposal is found to be unsatisfactory.

The proposed development is not in the public interest due to the following:

·    Places additional demand on emergency services

·    Increases risk to the public

·    Sets an undesirable precedent for other development


Conclusion

The assessment of the application for a first floor dwelling addition demonstrates that it is not in accordance with the flood planning objectives and requirements of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 and Penrith Development Control Plan 2006. The development is within a high hazard area and presents safety concerns for the occupants of the development and emergency services personnel.

The proposed development is recommended for refusal on the basis it does not comply with the development standards of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998 and Penrith Development Control Plan 2006 as assessed by Council. The proposed development is also inconsistent with Ministerial Direction No. 15 and NSW Flood Plain Development Manual 2005 including the Guideline on Development Controls on Low Flood Risk Areas.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Development Application DA14/0216 proposed first and ground floor additions Lot 28 DP 2067074 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith be received.

2.    DA14/0216 for Development Application DA14/0216 proposed first and ground floor additions Lot 28 DP 2067074 (No. 47) Ladbury Avenue, Penrith be refused for the following reasons:

(i)    Section 79C(1)(a)(i) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 – The proposed development is inconsistent with the following objectives of the 2(a) zone under Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1998:

      f)   affect the safety of the proposed development in time of flood; or

      g)  increase the need for the council, the State Emergency Service or any     other Government agency to provide emergency equipment,       personnel, welfare facilities or other resources associated with an     evacuation resulting from flooding; or

      i)   increase the risk to life and personal safety of emergency services and    rescue personnel.

(ii)   Section 79C(1)(a)(iii) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 – The proposed development is inconsistent with section 3.1 and the aims and objectives of  Penrith Development Control Plan 2006, relating to flood liable land.

(iii)  Section 79C(1)(c) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 – The proposal is located in a high hazard area with regards to velocity/depth ratio and is not considered to be in accordance with the Local Environmental Plan 1998 and Development Control Plan 2006 and as a result is unsuitable for the subject site.

(iv)  The development is to be treated as new development (extensions greater than 35m2 ) as described in the DCP, despite the extension itself being above the Flood Planning Level the lowest habitable floor level of the ‘new development’ being the entire building is below the Flood Planning Level

(v)  Section 79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 – The proposed development will impact on the flood characteristics. The development is located within flood liable land with a high depth velocity ratio and places additional demand on emergency services and the community and is therefore not in the public interest.

3.    Council develop and implement a community education program regarding the draft Nepean River Flood report and impacts on future development.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Locality Plan - DA14/0216

1 Page

Appendix

2.  

Elevations - DA14/0216

1 Page

Appendix

3.  

Internal Plan - DA14/0216

1 Page

Appendix

4.  

Site Plan - DA14/0216

1 Page

Appendix

5.  

Draft Flood Model Hazard Area - DA14/0216

1 Page

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Locality Plan - DA14/0216

 

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Appendix 3 - Internal Plan - DA14/0216

 

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Appendix 4 - Site Plan - DA14/0216

 

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Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

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3        Tender Reference 13/14-10: Provision of Premixed Concrete                                       23

 

4        2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program - Acceptance of Funding                         27

 

5        Federal Government '2015-16 Nation Building Black Spot Program' Nominations        29

 

 

 

 

 



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3

Tender Reference 13/14-10: Provision of Premixed Concrete   

 

Compiled by:               Gowry Gowrythasan, Civil Operations Engineer

Michael Doggett, Supply Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Hans Meijer, City Works Manager  

 

Outcome

We can get around the City

Strategy

Improve the City's footpaths and shared pathway network

Service Activity

Construct, manage and maintain Council's roads, drains, bridges and paths

      

 

Executive Summary

A tender for the provision of supply and delivery of pre-mixed concrete both in large and small trucks on the basis of a “Standing Offer” contract on an “as required” basis, was advertised on 28 March and 1 April 2014 and closed on 23 April 2014.

 

The report advises Council of the outcome of the tender process and recommends that the tender from PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd be accepted as an approved contractor for the supply and delivery of pre-mixed concrete for a period of three (3) years, with an option to extend for a further two (2) x one (1) year periods, by mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance allowing for rise and fall provisions.

Background

Tenders were advertised in the Western Weekender and the e-tendering website on 28 March 2014 and in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 April 2014 for the provision of pre-mixed concrete for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) x one (1) year periods and closed on 23 April 2014.

 

The scope of services will include supply and delivery of pre-mixed concrete in both small (mini) and large agitator trucks, throughout the Penrith City Council Local Government Area. Council has used approximately 2000 cubic metres of pre-mixed concrete during the 2013-14 financial year.

It was proposed in the tender documents that the highest ranked supplier (preferred contractor) would be given first preference to perform all of the specified services. The second ranked contractor would only be engaged in the event that the preferred contractor becomes unavailable or do not have the capacity to perform the work or failed in their obligations.

Tenderers were required to submit their tender either by using the APET 360 online portal or a hard copy on a standard pro forma sheet, which clearly identified the required response against each of the evaluation criteria. Tenderers were also required to complete a price schedule, setting out the unit rates per cubic metre of various strengths of pre-mixed concrete.


Tender Evaluation Panel

The Tender Evaluation Panel consisted of Hans Meijer (City Works Manager), Gowry Gowrythasan (Civil Operations Engineer), Matthew Nicholson (Senior Works Coordinator), Jake Evans (Acting Supply Officer-Contracts) and Michael Doggett (Supply Coordinator).

 

Tender Evaluation Criteria

The selection criteria advertised and used in assessing the tenders were:

 

General Criteria

 

          • Company Information (Not Scored)

          • Conformance, Acceptance and Declaration

          • Business References

          • Completion of Forms

          • Compliance Statement

          • Demonstrated Ability

          • Financials

          • Environmental Management

          • Quality Assurance Systems

          • Work Health & Safety

 

Summary of Tenders Received

A total of two (2) responses were received from the following companies (listed in alphabetical order):

Tenderer’s Name

Location of the Business

Names of business owners and/or names of the board of directors

PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd

Lot 45, Kite Street, Emu Plains NSW 2750

PF Formation P/L & Holcim Australia P/L.

Paul Graham, John Graham, Joseph DiMento & Brian Tobin

Western Suburbs Concrete

1 Coombes Drive, Penrith NSW 2750

Peter Vicary, Kevin Gloustie, Jan Vencalek and Victoria Vincent

 


Criteria Evaluation

 

PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd submitted a complying tender.

The tender received from Western Suburbs Concrete was a non-conforming tender and was not considered further as the tender received did not address the criteria or provide evidence to allow an assessment of their tender to be completed. They only submitted a price schedule with a conflict of interest form. Western Suburbs Concrete was contacted during the evaluation and they confirmed that this was the entirety of their submission.

 

For comparison purposes only, the unit rates offered by both companies were annualized, based on the estimated volumes as stated in the tender documents, and it was found that the prices submitted by the non-conforming tender submitted by Western Suburbs Concrete were slightly lower than PF Concrete.

Tenderer’s Name

Pre-mixed Concrete

Estimated Annual Expenditure

PF Concrete Pty Ltd

5MPa, 20MPa, 25MPa, 32MPa and Dry Mix

Total = 2,000 cubic metres

$427,390

Western Suburbs Concrete

$426,285

 

 

It was noted that the rates from PF Concrete Pty Ltd have increased by an average of 7.5 percent from the previous contract (period contract from 2011 to 2014). Based on the above Table, the Panel considered this to be an acceptable rate increase as the price increase mechanism in the previous contract (CPI only) had led to price increases which were lower than general market price increases over the term of the contract.

 

Conclusion

 

PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd have demonstrated their capability in providing the specified services and as a current contractor they have proven to Penrith City Council that they are capable of delivering the service as tendered.

PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd has submitted a complying tender and has the necessary experience to carry out the required service and is recommended as the preferred supplier for the supply and delivery of pre-mixed concrete.

 

In the event that PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd is unable to provide the service due to various reasons, then quotes will be obtained from other local suppliers suitably able to provide the products at that time.

 

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

 

The annual cost for pre-mixed concrete services included in this tender can be covered in Council’s annual operating budget. The increased fees of 7.5 percent tendered by PF Concrete Pty Ltd are considered an acceptable increase over the previous tender that was in operation from 2011 to 2014.

 

 

Tender Advisory Group (TAG) Comment

 

The Tender Advisory Group (TAG) comprising of the Chief Governance Officer, Stephen Britten and the Senior Governance Officer, Glenn Schuil met to consider the tender for the provision of supply and delivery of pre-mixed concrete.

 

The TAG supports the methodology and the recommendations made by the Tender Evaluation Panel.

 


RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 13/14-10: Provision of Premixed Concrete be received.

2.    PF Concrete NSW Pty Ltd be appointed as the preferred contractor for the supply and delivery of Premixed Concrete for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) x one (1) year periods, subject to satisfactory performance, allowing for rise and fall provisions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program - Acceptance of Funding   

 

Compiled by:               David Drozd, Senior Traffic Engineer

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager  

 

Outcome

We can get around the City

Strategy

Provide a safe, efficient road network supported by parking

Service Activity

Provide technical advice on traffic issues and plan for the delivery of traffic, shared paths, bicycle and bus shelter facilities

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the funding offer obtained under the Federal Government’s 2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program.  The report recommends that Council accept the 100% funding offered under the Program.

Background

In July 2013, five Regional and Local road projects were submitted to the Black Spot Consultative Panel for consideration for 100% funding under the 2014/15 Federal Government’s Nation Building Black Spot Program.

 

Further to Regional and Local road projects, Council also assessed a number of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) road lengths and intersections where high rates of accidents were exhibited.  As a result of this assessment, a prioritised list of RMS road and intersection projects was submitted to the RMS for consideration.

 

The RMS has now assessed Penrith City Council’s projects under the Nation Building Black Spot Program.  The RMS has advised that three projects have been approved under the Program to the value of $565,000 and these are shown below in Table 1.

 

TABLE 1

Projects Approved for 2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program

 

Project Number

Project Description

Allocation

S/07757

Griffiths Street and Viney Street, St Marys - Raised island with additional “Stop” sign; upgrade from “Give Way” to “Stop”.

$25,000

S/07758

Ninth Avenue and 100m west of Third Avenue to Second Avenue, Llandilo - Install w-beam on the outside of the bend at the intersection of Ninth and Third Avenues. Install CAMS around bend. Widen shoulder along Ninth Ave between Third Avenue and Second Avenue.

$90,000

S/07759

Glossop Street and King, Brisbane and Adelaide Streets, St Marys - Close King Street with median. Ban right-turns from Brisbane Street onto Glossop Street, and Glossop Street into Adelaide Street with median

extensions.

$450,000

 

TOTAL:

$565,000

Projects that did not receive funding included Glossop Street and Adelaide Street, St Marys – Traffic Signals, with a Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 5.08; and Parkes Avenue, Werrington – Pedestrian Refuge Treatments, with a BCR of 6.22.  The cut off BCR for projects in the 2014/15 financial year was 9.05, being a highly competitive nomination round.

 

Importantly the funding of $450,000 for Glossop Street does not preclude the future signalisation of the intersection of Glossop Street and Adelaide Street, and the approved works build toward the ultimate solution in a staged approach (subject to future funding).  Parkes Avenue, Werrington will be resubmitted as a nomination to the 2015/16 Black Spot Program.

 

The funding allocation of $565,000 is 100% of the total project cost and hence there is no financial contribution required by Council for the current 2014/15 financial year.  A condition of acceptance is that all projects must be completed prior to 30 June 2015, a deadline which can be achieved as preliminary design assessment is currently under way.

 

Funding of this level should be recognised as a significant achievement for Council, and it is expected that the resulting accident remediation treatments will result in improved levels of traffic safety and a reduction in accidents on local roads within the Local Government Area.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2014/15 Nation Building Black Spot Program - Acceptance of Funding be received.

2.    Council accept grant funding of $565,000 offered for the three successful Black Spot Projects shown in Table 1, under the 100% Federally Funded Nation Building Black Spot Program for the 2014/15 financial year.

3.    Council write to the Federal Member for Lindsay, Ms Fiona Scott MP, thanking her for the level of funding and continued support of road safety improvements.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Federal Government '2015-16 Nation Building Black Spot Program' Nominations   

 

Compiled by:               David Drozd, Senior Traffic Engineer

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager  

 

Outcome

We can get around the City

Strategy

Provide a safe, efficient road network supported by parking

Service Activity

Provide technical advice on traffic issues and plan for the delivery of traffic, shared paths, bicycle and bus shelter facilities

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement for projects to be nominated under the Federal Government’s 2015/16 ‘Nation Building Black Spot Program’.  The report recommends that the five nominated projects be submitted to the NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

Background

The RMS has invited Council to identify and nominate new conforming projects for the 2015/16 ‘Nation Building Black Spot Program’, and to forward its submissions to the NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel by Friday 29 August 2014.

 

The Black Spot Program is part of the commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads.  Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year.  Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring.  By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes.  Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

 

The Black Spot Program makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.  The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Program from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 under the Infrastructure Growth Package to improve road safety across the nation.

 

Amended Eligibility Criteria

The Government has announced changes to the program’s eligibility criteria for 2015-16 and 2016-17 aimed at assisting local communities to compete for this additional $200 million funding over the next two years.

 

Under the new criteria, the minimum Benefit Cost Ratio for proposals has been reduced from 2:1 to 1:1.  In addition, the minimum crash history of sites has been reduced from three to two casualty crashes over five years or 0.13 casualty crashes per kilometre per year over five years.

 

The criteria have also been amended to allow more funding for the proactive treatment of unsafe roads.  Consultative panels will be able to allocate up to 40% of funding to sites on the basis of a road safety audit.

 

The Government has also guaranteed that at least 50 per cent of funding provided over the next two years will be dedicated to fixing roads in regional Australia.

 

Current Situation

The following five projects, listed in Table 1 (below), are recommended for endorsement by Council for nomination under the 2015/16 ‘Nation Building Black Spot Program’.  The RMS will only fund a maximum of five projects each nomination year and therefore Council is expected to prioritise its projects.

 

Analysis of the accidents is based on the RMS recorded accident data available to Council for the five-year period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.  Nominated projects were prioritised according to the number of injury crashes that had occurred over the five-year period, and the ability to successfully remediate the accident hazards at that location by way of an appropriate treatment.

 

Projects were shortlisted from the total list of identified locations in the Local Government Area (LGA) that met the minimum eligibility criteria for the program (ie, two injury accidents in five years).  Of these locations, the five highest risk locations were more thoroughly examined, with remediation treatments and estimated costs attributed to each project.  The final list of projects offers the Penrith LGA the greatest yield in terms of accident savings for the nomination year.

 

TABLE 1
List of Projects to be Submitted to the RMS under the

2015/16 ‘Nation Building Black Spot Program’

 

Street

Intersection

Accidents

Suggested Improvements

Est. Cost

BCR

 

 

 

Total

Cas

 

 

 

1

DUNHEVED Rd, Cambridge Park

TASMAN St

5

9

Median Island Stop Treatment

$ 60,000

9.52

2

FIFTH Av, Llandilo

TERRYBROOK Rd

3

3

2x Rural Median Island Stop Treatment

$  40,000

8.31

3

Parkes Avenue, Werrington

550m Blackspot length between Victoria St and Werrington Rd

5

3

2 x Pedestrian refuges, one near basketball court, other near tennis court, signage and lines upgrades, wire rope

$ 80,000

6.72

4

Boronia Rd / Kurrajong Rd, North St Marys

At sharp bend

4

3

Central median island (Trief Kerb) Raised Pavement Markers on Centre and Edgelines and Curve Alignment Markers

$ 60,000

6.26

5

Gascoigne St, Kingswood

Phillip street

4

2

Single Lane Roundabout

$160,000

4.93

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$400,000

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Federal Government '2015-16 Nation Building Black Spot Program' Nominations be received.

2.    Council endorse the five projects listed in Table 1 of this report for submission to the Roads and Maritime Services for funding under the Federal Government’s 2015/16 ‘Nation Building Black Spot Program’.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

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6        Waste Less, Recycle More - a five-year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative                                                                                                                                            37

 

7        Penrith City Council's inspection regimes for unregistered brothels and tattoo premises in Council's Local Government Area                                                                                                   41

 

 

 

 



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Waste Less, Recycle More - a five-year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative   

 

Compiled by:               Sarah Callus, Waste Education Officer

Authorised by:            Tracy Chalk, Waste and Community Protection Manager  

 

Outcome

We care for our environment

Strategy

Support our communities to live more sustainably and use resources wisely

Service Activity

Deliver education and communication programs

      

 

Executive Summary

Waste Less, Recycle More is a five year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative derived from the NSW State Government Better Waste and Recycling Fund. Non-contestable funding was provided to councils in the regulated area of NSW. This report will discuss the funding available under the initiative and outline the changes from the Waste and Sustainability Improvement Payments (WaSIP) to Waste Less, Recycle More. The report also details the projects that were undertaken as part of WaSIP and the plans for Waste Less, Recycle More.

Background

Councils in the regulated area of NSW are required to pay a levy on each tonne of solid waste that is disposed of in landfill. This levy forms a pool of funds which councils, businesses and organisations can share in. Previously, the funding was through WaSIP, but this has since been superseded by the Better Waste and Recycling Fund and the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. Despite this change, councils, businesses and organisations are provided with the opportunity to obtain contestable funding through Waste Less, Recycle More, and levy paying councils are provided with non-contestable funding.

Waste and Sustainability Improvement Payments

The Waste and Sustainability Improvement Payments (WaSIP) were provided to assist councils in the regulated area make additional improvements in waste avoidance, resource recovery, waste management, and improvements in environmental sustainability practices and service across their local government area.

 

These payments were provided annually to councils and came out of the pool of funding generated from the waste levy. The funding began in 2009 and since then Penrith City Council has implemented a large number of programs and enhanced existing programs in waste avoidance, resource recovery, waste management and sustainability. Details of these are listed in the table below.

 

WaSIP Programs

Main Priority Area

Number of payment years

Number of years

Program Title

Waste

2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2014

5 years

Use of recycled organics on sporting fields

Waste

2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2014

5 years

AWT processing of waste from public street and park litter bins

Waste

2009-2010, 2010-2011

2 years

Recycling facilities at sporting complexes

Waste

2009-2010, 2010-2011

2 years

Review Council's operational waste programs

Waste

2009-2010, 2010-2011

2 years

Use of recycled organics on sporting fields (Grey Gums, Peppertree. Leonay, Peter Kearns and top dress 16 ovals.)

Water

2009-2010, 2010-2011

2 years

Investigate the feasibility of using recycled water

Sustainability

2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2014

4 years

Interoffice sustainability program

Waste

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Litter management

Waste

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Contamination Management

Water

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Blue green algae minimisation project

Water

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Installation of sub- surface irrigation with moisture probes and back to base monitoring at Parker St Reserve

Water

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Design of wetland to improve water quality from the Emu Plains Catchment

Sustainability

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Research viable sustainable agriculture

Energy

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Installation of modular thermal solar heating system at Ripples Leisure Centre and upgrades to heat pumps at Penrith Swimming Centre

Energy

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Installation of sustainable energy technologies at key Council facilities

Energy

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Conduct works to improve thermal performance and the energy efficiency of heating and ventilation systems of the Penrith Whitewater administrative services.

Energy

2011-2012, 2012-2014

3 years

Implement lighting upgrades to various Council facilities to improve energy efficiency

 

From WaSIP to Waste Less, Recycle More

The Waste Less, Recycle More initiative is part of the Better Waste and Recycling Fund. The Waste Less, Recycle More initiative will run for a period of five years and during this time $465.7 million in grants will be awarded to councils, businesses, industry and the community to stimulate new investment and transform waste and recycling in NSW. Programs funded under this initiative will be delivered by the EPA and the NSW Environment Trust.

 

Grant Programs

Under this initiative several grants for contestable funding are available, including:

 

-        Waste and recycling infrastructure grants

-        Organics infrastructure grants

-        Household problem waste grants

-        Business recycling grants

-        Illegal dumping grants

-        Litter grants

 

Funding

Penrith City Council has received non-contestable funding to the value of $448,000. A memorandum was distributed to all Managers in Council with an invitation to share in the funds if a suitable waste related project was put forward for consideration.

 

Several projects were submitted for consideration including funding to rehabilitate sporting fields with top dressing, installation of bin storage areas and bin butt receptacles at Council neighbourhood facilities, and anti-littering signage around parks and playgrounds.

 

The initiatives and programs proposed with the non-contestable funding are required to be submitted to the EPA and include:

 

-        Parks compost quality improvement program

-        Computer software for online waste planning and data collection

-        Contamination management

-        Youth engagement in waste issues through the arts

-        Engage a research student for waste disposal in new urban estates

-        Update legal training in the preparation of illegal dumping cases

-        Staff development/exchange program for regional waste initiatives

-        Communication campaign including anti-littering signage in public places

-        Enhancing infrastructure to increase resource recovery in Penrith City Council facilities

 

Conclusion

Penrith City Council has received non contestable funding to the value of $448,000 under the Better Waste and Recycling fund. A variety of programs and initiatives will be pursued and reported throughout the payment year under this program.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Waste Less, Recycle More - a five-year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Waste Less, Recycle More

12 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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Penrith City Council's inspection regimes for unregistered brothels and tattoo premises in Council's Local Government Area   

 

Compiled by:               Sarah Sampson, Development Compliance Officer

Authorised by:            Tracy Chalk, Waste and Community Protection Manager 

Requested By:            Councillor John Thain

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

 

Outcome

We care for our environment

Strategy

Support our communities to live more sustainably and use resources wisely

Service Activity

Deliver education and communication programs

 

Previous Items:           Brothels, Massage and Tattoo Parlours in St Marys - Ordinary Meeting - 26 May 2014      

 

Executive Summary

At Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 26 May 2014, Councillor Marcus Cornish and Councillor John Thain requested a further report detailing Council’s inspection regimes for unregistered brothels and tattoo premises in Council’s Local Government Area (LGA).

 

This report provides advice as to Council’s inspection regimes for brothels and tattoo premises in Council’s LGA.

 

Background

An initial report was provided to Council outlining planning and compliance requirements for brothels and restricted premises (a copy is included as an appendix to this report). To prevent confusion, the term “massage parlour” is no longer in common use, as remedial massages services are now commonplace within the community as a lifestyle or alternative therapy choice.

 

Brothels and restricted premises are considered to be a land use that are only permitted in areas identified in Council's Local Environment Plan 2010 and for which development approval must be obtained. Premises existing prior to 2010 were considered commercial premises and did not require consent under Penrith Planning Scheme.  Like any other land use, there is a right of appeal against a Council's determination of a Development Application (DA) to the Land and Environment Court. 

 

Current Situation

Council regulates six brothels in St Marys, one in Jamisontown, two in Kingswood and seven in Penrith. In St Marys and Penrith all premises are authorised within zoning B4 Mixed Use LEP 2010.  These premises operate under “existing use rights” or are “permitted with Consent”.  The remainder of premises are located in light industrial areas (IN2-LEP 2010) or zone 3(a) General Business under IDO 9 where consent is not required.

 

Commercial premises are inspected for approval. There is no public health legislation requiring the licensing of brothels. As such, there is no obligation for the ongoing inspection of such premises. Currently, the majority of NSW Councils do not regularly inspect brothels; however, Sydney City Council conducts an ongoing program of inspection due to the large number of restricted premises within their LGA.

 

In the event that a complaint is received by Council regarding a brothel or tattoo premises, Officers from the Compliance Unit, Health Unit or Fire Safety Unit will conduct an inspection. Concerns received are generally related to but not limited to, illegal operation, non compliance with approval, unhygienic conditions and practices, noise, poor waste management, and fire safety concerns.

 

The Health Unit conducts inspections of tattoo premises and other skin penetration premises once every financial year in accordance with Council’s Skin Penetration Inspection Program. Inspection frequency may be increased should non compliance events be identified. Inspections are also undertaken in response to complaints received by a customer or member of the public. As part of the inspection regimes officers check hand wash basins, equipment cleanliness and maintenance, and equipment service and record keeping so as to ensure compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 and the Local Government General Regulation 2005. Pre-operational inspections are also undertaken for tattoo premises and other skin penetration premises as part of a DA approval.

 

Inspections of brothels are only undertaken in response to a complaint or as a pre-operational inspection as part of a DA approval. Inspections of massage premises that perform acupuncture that are not registered with the Chinese Medical Board are also undertaken as a part of Council’s Skin Penetration Inspection Program.

 

The Compliance Unit conducts inspections of brothels, tattoo and massage premises in response to a complaint from a customer or member of the public. During these inspections officers check for DA approval of the premises and if compliance with conditions of development consent is being achieved. In the event that a premise is found to be operating without the appropriate approvals officers will take action to have the premises cease operations in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

 

A register is maintained of all known brothels within the LGA. Officers may cross check this surveillance with local newspaper classified advertisements and the internet to determine accuracy and information supplied. Should additional premises be identified as unauthourised, officers may serve notice under the EP& A Act. Currently Council has 3 additional premises subject to Notice under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

 

Council also provides information on restricted premises on request to the NSW Police Local Area Command, usually on an annual basis.

 

The Fire Safety Unit conducts audits on a scheduled and complaint basis to check compliance with the building’s fire safety requirements. Council’s Annual Fire Safety Statement Program requires an owner of a premise to have their fire safety measures tested and maintained annually by a suitably qualified person. Council then requires the owner to submit their statement after inspection demonstrating all essential fire safety measures have passed the requirements of the Australian Standard.

 

The Skin Penetration Inspection and the Annual Fire Safety Statement Programs, in conjunction with Council’s customer request system, provide opportunity to identify additional or potentially unregistered brothels, massage and tattoo premises.

 

Conclusion

Council Officers identify unregistered brothels, massage and tattoo premises in the Penrith LGA by responding to complaint or enquiry or identifying premises during surveillance and observations in the field.

 

Council officers may inspect a brothel, massage and / or a tattoo premises in response to a complaint from a customer or member of the public in relation to matters including, but not limited to, illegal operation, unhygienic conditions and practices, noise, poor waste management, and fire safety concerns. Officers also undertake inspections in order to carry out the functions of Council’s Skin Penetration Inspection Program and Annual Fire Safety Statement Program. Whilst some inspection events may potentially result in closure, at this time Penrith’s restricted premises predominately operate in a compliant commercial manner.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Penrith City Council's inspection regimes for unregistered brothels and tattoo premises in Council's Local Government Area be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Brothels, Massage and Tattoo Parlours in St Marys - Council Report of 26 May 2014

2 Pages

Appendix

  


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

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

8        NSW State Government Reform of Specialist Homelessness Services                        49

 

9        John Maclean - Participation in 2014 Nepean Triathlon                                                  57

 

 

 

 



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NSW State Government Reform of Specialist Homelessness Services   

 

Compiled by:               Vesna Kapetanovic, Community Projects Officer

Sue Gorst, Special Projects Officer

Authorised by:            Joe Ibbitson, Acting Community and Cultural Development Manager 

Requested By:            Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Provide opportunities for our community to be healthy and active

Service Activity

Resource and implement social programs that contribute to community wellbeing

      

 

Executive Summary

This report was requested by Councillor Karen McKeown on 23 June 2014 to provide summary of the recent NSW Government reform of Specialist Homelessness Services in NSW, particularly focusing on the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) and surrounding areas and the impact of the reform process on women’s refuges.  

 

This report provides information on the range of local services supporting homeless people with a focus on women’s accommodation and refuge services and a summary of current government responses to homelessness including NSW Going Home, Staying Home reform. 

Background

Homelessness is a complex social issue that can be understood and defined in various ways.  The widely accepted cultural definition of homelessness includes people who do not have access to stable and conventional accommodation. People moving between temporary forms of shelter or refuges and people living in minimum standard accommodation without security of tenure are also considered within this understanding of homelessness.

 

A state of homelessness may be short term and caused by a crisis, or longer term where a person may experience multiple health or other problems and may require that individual to adapt to a life of homelessness. Homelessness can also be ongoing when a person moves through different forms of insecure accommodation and is unable to access secure stable accommodation.

 

There has been an increase in numbers of people in Penrith experiencing primary homelessness, which includes people without conventional accommodation, people who are sleeping rough and/or living in improvised dwellings. The 2006 Census indicated that there were 63 people experiencing primary homelessness and in 2011 this number had increased to 69 people.

 

The circumstances and experiences of homeless people vary and responses to homelessness must be flexible enough to meet diverse and often complex needs.

Support Services for Homeless People

The Specialist Homelessness Services system is funded by Commonwealth and State Government as a policy response to address homelessness. There are a range of other services that provide assistance to people who are homeless, i.e mental health services, drug and alcohol services, family support and employment services.

 

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) are non-government services with expertise in supporting homeless people. These services work at the frontline of homelessness by offering crisis accommodation and other support services. SHS are funded jointly by the Commonwealth and State Governments and through self-funding, voluntary contributions of the sector and sometimes philanthropic contributions. SHS refers to crisis accommodation, medium-term accommodation and other services previously funded under the Supported Accommodated Assistance Program (SAAP) and projects funded under the Transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). Many SHS deliver a broader range of complementary services using their own resources and other government funding.

 

SHS are one part of the homelessness service system that seeks to address the needs of people facing homelessness along with mainstream services, specialist support services, and social housing services.

 

Mainstream services

Mainstream services used by the wider community include health services, Centrelink and universal employment services, education, justice, family and community services, and aged care services. Mainstream service providers are often the first to become aware that a client is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They have a unique opportunity to stop smaller problems escalating and, if relevant, make referrals to specialist services and/or specialist homelessness services.

 

Specialist services

Specialist services provide support for people with particular issues such as those with mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues, a disability or escaping domestic and family violence. While not specifically targeted at people facing homelessness, many specialist service clients are homeless or at increased risk of homelessness because of their support needs. Specialist services are provided by a range of NSW Government agencies and non government organisations (NGOs).

 

Social housing services

Housing assistance primarily refers to long-term subsidised rental housing (public housing, community housing, Aboriginal housing) and other housing assistance products (such as assistance to establish private rental tenancies) for eligible clients who are able to independently manage a tenancy with or without support. Housing assistance products are targeted on the basis of need, with highest priority given to people who are in urgent need of housing and unable to resolve that need themselves. A significant number of SHS are also registered community housing providers who manage the properties used to deliver crisis and medium-term accommodation.

In summary, the homelessness service system is a diverse network of different services across the government and NGO sectors that reflect the complexity and diversity of homelessness itself. Rather than discrete, stand-alone system elements, the various parts are interconnected — with interdependencies that require strong service integration to successfully address the needs of people facing homelessness. Similarly, many service providers within the homelessness service system receive resources under multiple programs and funding streams — each with different contractual and regulatory arrangements that need to be coordinated to avoid unnecessary red tape and sub-optimal service planning.

Current Government Response to Homelessness

The information in this section summarises the current Federal and State policy context.

 

The majority of homelessness services, including crisis and medium term accommodation, are funded jointly by the Federal and State Governments.

 

Federal Government

The one year 2013-14, transitional National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (the transitional NPAH) builds on the progress made in the five year $1.1billion National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness which expired on 30 June 2013.

 

The transitional NPAH provides for the continuity of homelessness services, supporting states and territories to maintain the same level of service delivery provided under the 2009-13 NPAH. The transitional NPAH provides almost $159 million in Commonwealth funding, matched by jurisdictions to ensure the continued provision of important homelessness services and other strategies to address homelessness in 2013-14.

 

On 30 March 2014 the Hon Kevin Andrews MP and Federal Minister for Social Services, announced an additional $115 million of funding to extend the NPAH for 2014-15.  The Federal Government has announced it will undertake, together with the States, a review of the NPAH over the next 12 months.

 

State Government

Going Home Staying Home Reform

The Going Home Staying Home Program was launched on 10 July 2012 to reform the Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) system in NSW. The aim of the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) Reform Program is to build on good practice and innovation in the specialist homelessness service sector consistent with the NPAH agenda and the NSW Government Homelessness Action Plan 2009–2014 that was adopted on 6 August 2009.

 

The Going Home Staying Home Reform will increase the focus on early intervention so people access the right support when they need it and before they reach a crisis point. It will make it easier for people to get help through a “no wrong door” approach and ensure services are provided where they are needed most.

 

Under the reform, the total budget for specialist homelessness services delivered by non-government organisations in NSW will grow from $135 million in 2013–14 to $148 million in 2014–15.  Under this new system, people who do become homeless will be rehoused as quickly as possible or supported in crisis or transitional accommodation until they can be safely housed or reconnected with family. The new system has a strong focus on continuing to support people after their crisis has been resolved so they don’t become homeless again.

The contracts for most of the services funded under the previous Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) program ended on 30 June 2013 but these service specifications were extended for another year until June 2014 to allow for the implementation of the Going Home Staying Home reform.

 

In the second stage of the contracting approach, NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) selected organisations from the Prequalification Scheme to bid for services. The state wide tender application phase for 2014 was completed in May 2014.

 

The new providers of Homelessness Specialist Services were announced by the NSW Family and Community Services Minister, The Hon. Gabrielle Upton on 13 June 2014. More detailed information on the Going Home Staying Home 3 year service packages and successful organisations in this tender process is provided in Appendix 1 to this report.

 

The recent announcement also included some new or expanded initiatives. There was $31.3 million allocated to expand Start Safely that supports women and children escaping domestic violence to rent in the private market; a new $27 million program to help homeless young people to reconnect with family or transition to education or work; and $7.5 million to support 100 homeless people in the inner city to be housed in regional and suburban areas. A new statewide referral service has also be established, Link2Home, to streamline referral through a telephone service.

 

According to Shelter NSW, a peak body organisation that advocates on housing and homelessness issues, 144 service packages were awarded across NSW which substantially reduces the number of contracts from the previous 336. While 69 organisations have secured contracts as ‘lead agencies’ and 110 other organisations will provide services as partner agencies, it appears that approximately 60 organisations have not been offered a part in any package, and a further 15 organisations had not tendered or been ‘pre-qualified’ to tender. Given that there are a number of new entrants, this is a very significant change in the size and shape of the specialist homelessness sector.

The Local Response to Homelessness

The Nepean Blacktown Regional Taskforce on Homelessness and Penrith Council

The Nepean Blacktown Regional Taskforce on Homelessness, covering the Penrith, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Blacktown LGAs, was established in October 2009 to assist in providing a structured regional and local response to addressing homelessness. Council became a signatory to the Taskforce Memorandum of Understanding in 2009, Councillor McKeown is Council’s representative on the Taskforce.

 

In bringing together Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies, community service providers, consumer representatives and the business sectors, the Taskforce has provided a base from which issues can be raised, and innovative and collaborative solutions developed to address the needs of and challenges for homeless people in Penrith and surrounding LGAs. The Taskforce undertakes its work recognising that homelessness is a whole of community challenge and requires participating organisations to play an active role in achieving positive outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

 

Council has been proactive in responding to issues regarding homelessness in Penrith City and has developed and implemented its own Protocol for Service Delivery to People Experiencing Homelessness (the Protocol). The Protocol ensures that Council officers are supported in responding to and working with homeless people through an agreed process for customer service to homeless people. This Protocol was adopted by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 21 March 2011 and has encouraged a responsive and quality service to homeless people by clarifying staff roles, responsibilities and obligations that maintain a safe environment for the whole community. The Protocol applies to Council service delivery in public places including Council facilities such as libraries, neighbourhood centres, the Ripples Penrith Leisure Centre as well as parks and open space.

 

Council is also involved in the quarterly outreach service hubs for rough sleepers. These hubs are coordinated by Wentworth Community Housing’s Project 40 and a number of local community and Government agencies participate in these service events. Council provides support to this event which is well attended by a range of community organisations and government agencies that provide specialised services to homeless people. These hubs are accessed by approximately 15-25 rough sleepers on each occasion and services have reported that they are working with some different people each time. A small number of homeless people attending the hubs have been housed in permanent accommodation.

The Volunteer Service Sector

There are number of services based in the Penrith City Centre that are operated by volunteer groups or associations. Volunteer services undertake an important role in providing ongoing and flexible support to homeless people. These services include the provision of hot and/or portable meals, food hampers, clothing and information and referral. These services complement the government funded service sector as they are not bound by government funding frameworks or service specifications and are sometimes able to respond to community issues in more flexible way. This situation is similar to other local government areas in Sydney.

 

It has been noted that the number of voluntary services has increased as the incidence of homelessness and risk of homelessness has grown. These recently established services complement those provided by Vinnie’s Van and other services operating in the Penrith City Centre such as the Penrith Community Kitchen.

 

Council provides specialised support to volunteer groups that are providing free meals and basic resources to homeless people and this role has required additional resources to support the complexities that these services are encountering. Some of these groups are new to the service system and have required additional support to ensure their service meets with Council requirements, such as seeking formal approval to operate a service in a public space and food safety and handling regulations. A specialised training package, providing an overview of the existing community service system, was developed and delivered to some volunteer service providers to enable these volunteers to make referrals to funded services for additional support.

Women Specific Accommodation Services in the Penrith LGA

Previously there were a number of women specific services, funded by either government or the non-government sector, which provided crisis or emergency accommodation for women. These services now fall under the umbrella of the Nepean Blue Mountains Domestic and Family Violence, Homelessness Accommodation and Support Services Program with Penrith Domestic Violence Services Inc as the lead agency.

 

Penrith Domestic Violence Services Inc has confirmed that five (5) existing refuges in the region will remain open with only the Blue Gum refuge based in the Blue Mountains closing. The refuges are Wirrawee (formerly Cawarra), which is primarily, but not exclusively for Aboriginal women; Penrith Women’s Refuge Inc; Jessie Street Refuge; Wimlah Refuge based in the Blue Mountains and Nureen based in the Hawkesbury.

 

The Nepean Blue Mountains and the Central Coast Districts are the only two areas where programs with a domestic violence focus have been specifically funded for women and children.

 

Domestic Violence Services Inc has identified that the main impacts to the local women’s sector are the limit to the availability of brokerage (or support) funds for clients, the increase of client targets in the service package and a reduction in staffing numbers. Organisational changes are currently underway for Penrith Domestic Violence Services Inc and the organisation has indicated that these changes will not affect service delivery or client access.

 

The Going Home, Staying Home Reform set out a highly competitive tender process that has impacted on the homelessness services sector in terms of partnerships and collaboration. The new service system is still settling into the new mode of working, with a growing effort to improve collaboration and coordination. The broader community sector is committed to building on these efforts to better position the specialist homelessness service system to reduce homelessness and repeat episodes of homelessness.

Conclusion

The circumstances and experiences of homeless people vary and responses to homelessness must be flexible enough to meet diverse and often complex needs. Specialist Homelessness Services are one part of the homelessness service system that works to address the needs of people facing homelessness along with specialist support services, mainstream services and social housing services.

 

This report provides information on the range of local services supporting homeless people with focus on women’s accommodation and refuge services and a summary of current government response to homelessness.  

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on NSW State Government Reform of Specialist Homelessness Services be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Going Home Staying Home Specialist Homeless Services Tender Outcomes

2 Pages

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Going Home Staying Home Specialist Homeless Services Tender Outcomes

 

Appendix 1:

 

 

GOING HOME STAYING HOME Specialist Homeless Services Tender Outcomes - Nepean Blue Mountains District

The Nepean Blue Mountains District will receive $6.68 million per annum for six service packages. (This includes one service specifically for the Lithgow area valued at $521,500).This reflects an increase of $46,000 or 1% from the 2013–14 SHS budget.

In the Nepean Blue Mountains District, the service packages will support approximately 2,235 clients each year who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. New services will support the entire SHS target client groups, including, young people, men, women, and families. There will also be strong focus on services to Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are homeless or at risk or homelessness.

The following table shows the number of clients that will be supported in each client target group in the Nepean Blue Mountains District for the contracting period 2014–2017.

 

Client Group

2014 – 2017

Projected Annual

Young People

758

33.9%

Men

230

10.3%

Women

594

26.6%

Families

653

29.2%

TOTAL

2,235

100.0%

 

 

Specialist Homeless Services (SHS) Providers (2014 – 2017) – Nepean Blue Mountains District

Projected annual

Service Package

LGA

Clients

Budget

Lead Agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Adult Homelessness and Housing Support Service

Penrith

Hawkesbury

Blue Mountains

Women

Men

$841,430

Wentworth Community Housing Ltd

Deliver housing support to homeless and at risk of homelessness single adults and couples without accompanying children. The Service will deliver all service responses, including: crisis and transition, prevention and early intervention, rapid rehousing and intensive support for clients with complex needs. The target group will include people who are experiencing chronic homelessness (rough sleepers) and people leaving custody. This Service has a strong focus on services for Aboriginal people, and will ensure services are accessible to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Nepean Blue Mountains Domestic and Family Violence, Homelessness Accommodation and Support Services

Penrith

Hawkesbury

Blue Mountains

Aboriginal

Women

Families

$1,495,500

Penrith Domestic Violence Services Inc

Target women, with or without children, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness escaping domestic and family violence. The Service will deliver all service responses, including: crisis and transition (including allocation rights for five crisis refuges and a number of transitional properties), prevention and early intervention, rapid rehousing intensive support for clients with complex needs. This Service has a strong focus on services for Aboriginal women and families, and will ensure services are accessible to women and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Lithgow Homelessness and Housing Support Service

Lithgow

Young People Women Men Families

$521,500

Lithgow Community Projects Inc

Support people who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless in Lithgow and surrounding villages. The target population will include young people, adults, families with or without children including those escaping domestic and family violence, and Aboriginal people.

Nepean Blue Mountains Young People’s Homelessness and Housing Support Service

Penrith Hawkesbury Blue Mountains

Young People

$2,321,500

Platform Youth Services Inc

Target young people without accompanying children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with multiple service delivery outlets required. The client group will include young people escaping family conflict, those leaving out-of-home care or those in contact with the juvenile justice system. There will be a strong focus on Aboriginal young people and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Nepean Blue Mountains Family Homelessness and Housing Support Service

Penrith Hawkesbury Blue Mountains

Families

$1,102,000

Mission Australia

Target families with accompanying children, including young parents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. There will be multiple service outlets and outreach to surrounding areas. The Service will have a strong focus on parents/carers with children including young parents in order to strengthen child outcomes where homelessness or at risk of homelessness is a factor. This Service has a strong focus on services for Aboriginal families and will ensure services are accessible to families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Nepean Blue Mountains Tenancy Support Service

Penrith Hawkesbury Blue Mountains Lithgow

Young People Women Men Families

$401,500

Wentworth Community Housing Inc

Provide a tenancy support service for single men and women, families and young people whose tenancies are at risk. It will also build capacity within the SHS sector to deliver rapid rehousing. The Service will establish and maintain relationships with social housing providers and real estate agents, and will develop strong collaborative practices with mainstream service providers. The Service will have the capacity to provide targeted outreach to people identified at risk of homelessness, including: families and single adults at risk of losing their tenancy, young people under 25 years of age, and Aboriginal people with unstable housing.

 


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John Maclean - Participation in 2014 Nepean Triathlon   

 

Compiled by:               Colin Dickson, Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Barbara Magee, Manager - Corporate Communications & Marketing  

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Encourage social connections and promote inclusion in our community

Service Activity

Conduct and support a program of events

      

 

Executive Summary

John Maclean is a well recognised and respected figure in Penrith City. A local from Penrith, John was headed for a successful sporting career in the National Rugby League competition when he was hit by a truck while training 26 years ago. The accident left him a paraplegic and wheelchair bound.  Despite this tragedy, John has gone on to achieve some incredible sporting achievements and become an inspiration and mentor for young Australians in wheelchairs. Incredibly, as was recently seen on the 60 Minutes television program, John is planning to complete the 2014 Nepean Triathlon on Sunday 26 October as an able bodied athlete after he has spent the last eight months learning to walk again.

 

A request has been received from the John Maclean Foundation, which John founded, for sponsorship to the value of $5,000 to assist John with costs associated with his participation in the very last group of the 2014 Nepean Triathlon behind professional athletes and age group competitors. John’s group known as “The John Maclean Wave” will feature participation by high profile sports people and media personalities. Unfortunately, this request does not meet Council’s sponsorship criteria. The report recommends that the information in the report on John Maclean’s participation in the 2014 Nepean Triathlon be received.

Background

John Maclean is very proud of his Penrith origins and despite his tragic accident, he has become one of Australia’s most recognisable and successful athletes.

 

John’s sporting achievements have been nothing short of remarkable. They include amongst others being the first wheelchair athlete to complete the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon, the first wheelchair athlete to successfully swim the English Channel, he won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games for adaptive rowing and he won a bronze medal with his partner in the same event at the 2011 World Rowing Championships.

 

In 2000, John received an OAM for service to sport as a triathlete and swimmer, to the promotion of sport for people with disabilities, and the encouragement of junior wheelchair athletes through the John Maclean Foundation.

 

John also played a key role for Penrith in the launch of the “Penrith is Here” brand in 2012 and is always very generous with his time in helping to promote the City of Penrith.

 

Now, through his own Foundation he continues to give back to the local community by raising funds to support young local wheelchair bound people in the local area.

 

 

Current Situation

In 2014 John Maclean has joined forces with the Nepean Triathlon, Australia’s oldest triathlon event held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre to incorporate the John Maclean Wave as the last group of participants in the Triathlon behind professional and age group competitors. “The John Maclean Wave” will feature high profile sporting and media personalities joining John to participate with him on his journey to swim one kilometre, ride 30 kilometres and run/walk 10 kilometres to the finish line and complete the triathlon he was training for 26 years ago when his accident happened.

 

The existing triathlon expects over 1,000 participants and the “John Maclean Wave” is expecting in excess of 200 participants. The Steve Waugh Foundation has also come on board to work with the John Maclean Foundation to maximise the fundraising opportunities for this event. All participants will then be invited to a barbeque and a grant presentation to a local Penrith family in need of equipment for their young wheelchair child will be made.

 

A request has been received from the John Maclean Foundation for sponsorship to the value of $5,000 to help conduct the John Maclean Wave as part of the 2014 Nepean Triathlon on Sunday 26 October. These funds will be allocated towards funding participant t-shirts, caps and other promotional material that will make this event even more successful.

 

Unfortunately, this request does not meet Council’s sponsorship criteria and there is no other source of funds available to accommodate this request.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on John Maclean - Participation in 2014 Nepean Triathlon be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

10      2013-14 Borrowing Program                                                                                            61

 

11      Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 June to 30 June                   66

 

 

URGENT

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014                                                        75

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 July 2014

 

 

 

10

2013-14 Borrowing Program   

 

Compiled by:               Pauline Johnston, Revenue Accountant

Authorised by:            Vicki O’Kelly, Executive Manager Corporate  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Ensure our finances and assets are sustainable and services are delivered efficiently

Service Activity

Manage Council's financial sustainability and meet statutory requirements

      

 

Executive Summary

Council at its meeting on 24 March 2014 gave approval to commence the 2013-14 borrowing program of $19,513,000 plus potentially a further $5,700,000 subject to Council’s application to the Local Government Infrastructure Renewal Scheme (LIRS).

 

Council delegated the General Manager to negotiate and accept the terms of the borrowings and resolved that the final terms and conditions of the borrowings be reported upon completion of the contracts.

 

This report provides a summary of the evaluation process and quotations received.  At 30 June 2014 the outcome of LIRS had not been announced and as a result a total of $19,513,000 in borrowings were finalised. The report informs Council that ANZ was the successful lender and recommends that the information be received.

Background

The 2013-14 borrowing program was made up of $4,113,000 for general infrastructure and AREAS, $1,500,000 to fund stage 3 of Penrith Progression and $1,980,000 to fund the purchase of a property in Henry Street. A number of existing loans totalling $11,920,000 that were due for renewal were also included in the program. Approval was also given to borrow $5,700,000 to fund the CBD drainage program on condition that Council’s application for a loan subsidy under round three of the LIRS was successful. The decision had not been announced by 30 June so the additional borrowings were deferred until the outcome of the decision was known.

 

Requests for quotations were sent to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ),   Bendigo Adelaide Bank, The Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Illawarra Mutual Building Society, Members Equity Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB), SR2 Capital, Suncorp Metway Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC).

Current Situation

Four banks, ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac provided responses to Council’s request.  The other potential lenders declined to quote on this occasion.

 

ANZ provided rates for 4, 5, 9 and 10 year fixed terms with semi annual and quarterly repayments.

 

CBA provided rates for 4, 5, 9 and 10 year fixed terms, with repayments semi-annually.

 

NAB provided rates for fixed 4,5, 9 and 10 year terms, with quarterly repayments

 

Westpac provided rates for 4,5, 9 and 10 year fixed terms with semi annual or quarterly repayments.

 

Each bank also offered interest rates for the loans, fully amortised but renegotiable after an initial fixed rate term.

 

 NAB proposed to charge a once off registration fee for each loan but the other banks waived all fees associated with the loans.

 

Details of these quotations were as follows:

 

Term

                      New Money - $3.2m annual borrowings, For 10 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

10 years fixed

5.28%

5.27%

5.29%

5.23%

5.47%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 1

3.32%

3.31%

 

 

4.08%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 2

3.65%

3.64%

 

 

4.23%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 3

3.92%

3.91%

 

 

4.42%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 4

4.20%

4.19%

 

 

4.62%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 5

4.47%

4.46%

4.66%

4.69%

4.79%

After consideration of the cash-flows associated with each proposal, the ANZ 5 year rate amortised over 10 years at 4.47% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

Term

AREAS - $913,000 For 10 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

10 years fixed

5.27%

5.26%

5.29%

5.23%

5.47%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 1

3.31%

3.30%

 

 

4.08%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 2

3.64%

3.63%

 

 

4.23%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 3

3.91%

3.90%

 

 

4.42%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 4

4.19%

4.18%

 

 

4.62%

Amortised for 10, fixed for 5

4.46%

4.45%

4.66%

4.69%

4.79%

The ANZ 5 year rate amortised over 10 years at 4.46% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

 

Term

Henry Street Property Purchase - $1,980,000 For 5 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

5 years fixed

4.25%

4.25%

4.48%

4.49%

4.74%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 1

3.31%

3.30%

 

 

4.03%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 2

3.68%

3.68%

 

 

4.19%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 3

3.92%

3.91%

 

 

4.37%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 4

4.14%

4.13%

 

 

4.57%

The ANZ 5 year rate at 4.25% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

Term

Penrith Progression - $1,500,000 For 5 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

5 years fixed

4.20%

4.20%

4.48%

4.49%

4.74%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 1

3.26%

3.25%

 

 

4.03%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 2

3.63%

3.63%

 

 

4.19%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 3

3.87%

3.86%

 

 

4.37%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 4

4.09%

4.08%

 

 

4.57%

The ANZ 5 year rate at 4.20% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

Term

Refinancing balance of 2008-09 loans - $6,120,000 Remaining 5 years initial 10 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

5 years fixed

4.19%

4.19%

4.48%

4.51%

4.74%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 1

3.25%

3.24%

 

 

4.03%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 2

3.62%

3.62%

 

 

4.19%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 3

3.86%

3.85%

 

 

4.37%

Amortised for 5, fixed for 4

4.08%

4.07%

 

 

4.57%

The ANZ 5 year rate at 4.19% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

Term

Refinancing balance of 2007-08 loans - $3,400,000 Remaining 4 years of initial 10 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

4 years fixed

4.00%

3.99%

4.26%

4.21%

4.52%

Amortised for  4, fixed for 1

3.30%

3.29%

 

 

3.99%

Amortised for  4, fixed for 2

3.65%

3.65%

 

 

4.14%

Amortised for 4, fixed for 3

3.87%

3.86%

 

 

4.32%

The ANZ 4 year rate at 4% repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loan.

 

Term

Refinancing 2007-08 property loans- $2,400,000 Remaining 9 years of initial 15 year term

ANZ semi annually

ANZ Quarterly

CBA – Semi annually

NAB - Quarterly

WBC semi/quarterly

9 years fixed

5.05%

5.04%

5.11%

5.43%

5.44%

Amortised for 9, fixed for 1

3.26%

3.25%

 

 

4.05%

Amortised for 9, fixed for 2

3.66%

3.65%

 

 

4.20%

Amortised for 9, fixed for 3

3.94%

3.93%

 

 

4.39%

Amortised for 9, fixed for 4

4.15%

4.24%

 

 

4.59%

Amortised for 9, fixed for 5

4.52%

4.51%

4.62%

4.51%

4.76%

The ANZ 4 year rate at 4.15% amortised over 9 years repayable semi annually was determined to provide the optimum outcome and was selected for the loans.

Conclusion

The 2013-14 borrowing program has now been completed. Funds were drawn down on 25 June 2014, with a further $5,700,000 deferred until the outcome of the LIRS funding is decided. All institutions that submitted proposals have been informed of the outcome of their submissions.

 

With short term interest rates currently very low, there was considerable advantage in accepting the lowest fixed rate offered for the entire term of the 4 and 5 year term loans and for fixing the longer term loans for the five years of their terms. A sizeable budget saving has been achieved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2013-14 Borrowing Program be received.

2.    Council be advised that ANZ was the successful lender for the 2013-2014 borrowings.

3.    Council be advised when the outcome of round 3 LIRS is determined.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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11

Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 June to 30 June   

 

Compiled by:               Pauline Johnston, Revenue Accountant

Authorised by:            Vicki O’Kelly, Executive Manager Corporate  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Ensure our finances and assets are sustainable and services are delivered efficiently

Service Activity

Manage Council's financial sustainability and meet statutory requirements

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of investments for the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2014, a reconciliation of invested funds at 30 June 2014 and the Agency Collection Methods as at 1 June to 30 June 2014 be noted. The report recommends that the information contained in the report be received.

Background

CERTIFICATE OF RESPONSIBLE ACCOUNTING OFFICER

I hereby certify the following:

 

1.   All investments have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, relevant regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

2.   Council’s Cash Book and Bank Statements have been reconciled as at 30 June 2014.

 

 

 

Vicki O'kellyh

Vicki O’Kelly

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:.

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments and Banking for the period of 1 June to 30 June be received.

2.    The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2014 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 30 June 2014 be noted.

4.    The Agency Collection Methods as at 1 June to 30 June 2014 be noted.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.  

Summary of Investments

4 Pages

Appendix

2.  

Agency Collection Methods

1 Page

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Summary of Investments

 

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Appendix 2 - Agency Collection Methods

 

The following is an update of the methods to make payments to Council through various agencies.

 

 

 


Urgent Reports

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014                                                        75

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting - Urgent Report                                                                        28 July 2014

 

 

 

12

Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014   

 

Compiled by:               Glenn Schuil, Senior Governance Officer

Authorised by:            Stephen Britten, Chief 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

      

 

Executive Summary

On 14 July 2014 the Council considered a Report concerning the Local Government NSW Annual Conference for 2014 which is to be held in Coffs Harbour from 19-21 October 2014.

The Council endorsed submitting an Issue to the Conference dealing with “Pensioner Rates – Maintaining level of State Government support”. This Issue has been forwarded to Local Government New South Wales (LGNSW) for inclusion as an Agenda Item for the Conference.

 

Subsequent to the Policy Review Committee Meeting the Council’s Development Services Manager has raised a matter that should be considered as an Issue to be submitted to the Conference dealing with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Planning and Reform Fund Fee.

 

The Report recommends that the information be received and the Issue detailed in the Report concerning the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Planning Reform Fund Fee be submitted for inclusion in the 2014 Local Government Annual Conference Business Paper.

Background

LGNSW will hold its Annual Conference at the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club, Coffs Harbour from 19-21 October 2014. At the Council’s Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 14 July 2014 the Council endorsed submitting an Issue to the Conference dealing with “Pensioner Rates – Maintaining level of State Government support”. Council Officers lodged this Issue with LGNSW on 15 July 2014.

 

Current Position

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 was amended on 1 November 2002.  The amendments provided for the collection of the planning reform fund (PRF) fee. The amended Regulation authorised the collection by consent authorities of an amount equivalent to 0.064 cents for every dollar of the estimated cost of certain developments valued at more than $50,000. Consent authorities were required to forward to the Director General monthly amounts in accordance with the regulatory requirements.

 

The purpose of the PRF fee was to support the development and implementation of reforms to streamline planning process, enabling it to be more strategic, efficient and transparent while enhancing community engagement. Priority funding was earmarked for local Councils that:

 

·           Needed to complete Local Environment Plans (LEP) within a reduced timeframe

·           Recently amalgamated or expanded due to boundary restructures and need to       rationalise and consolidate existing planning instruments.

 

The PRF fee was not an additional charge to the applicant. Councils were instructed that the fee was to be collected as part of the maximum fee they may charge for a development application. Where the estimated development cost is more than $50,000 consent authorities must set aside an amount for payment to the Department in accordance with the Regulation. 

 

Councils must send monthly reports to the Department which documents all of the DA’s received regardless of type and whether the estimated cost is less than $50,000 and a total amount of the PRF to be remitted to the Department.

 

Since the coming into effect of these Regulations, Penrith City Council has forwarded to the Department an amount of $3,157,000 million. It has received in return $740,000. The difference of $2.417 million is a substantial difference and Council’s monthly remittance is increasing as the City grows. The development industry do not realise that a significant proportion of their fees are being forwarded to the Department and for the larger scale developments it believes that their fees should enable Council to properly manage their application in a timely fashion.

 

A house owner doing a modest addition and alterations to their house will be captured by the $50,000 threshold. An example of how the planning reform fund fee applies for various scales of development is outlined in the table below:

 

Estimated Cost

$20,000,000

$10,000,000

$1000,000

$50,000

DA Fee

$27,775.00

$15,575.00

$534.00

$320.00

PRF fee

$12,800.00

$6,400.00

$64.00

$32.00

Plan first % of DA

46%

41%

11%

10%


What this table indicates is that the larger the development the higher the proportion fee is sent to the Department when in fact Local Councils would be better served using this fee to suitably manage and resource the complexities of the development application. Smaller scale developments are also required to pay a significant levy for reasonably modest scale developments.

 

The development industry is not aware that the fee exists or in fact that Council does not retain the entire fee paid for the management, coordination and assessment of their development application. As the fee is incorporated into Council’s maximum fee that can be charged and it is not a fee that can be added to Council’s fees and charges, it is not publicised. 

 

Councils in growth areas will undoubtedly be paying significant amounts of money to the Department on an annual basis and as can be seen from the example at Penrith City Council they do not receive the commensurate amount of funds in return to assist in the development of planning strategies and policy making. It would seem that growth Councils are providing funds to the Department to help fund other Councils.

 

The use of the planning reform fund and its equitable distribution of funding back to contributing Councils needs to be reviewed and more appropriately documented.

 

LGNSW has previously advised that a submission by a Council as an Agenda Item for the Conference must fall within under one of the following 5 categories:-

 

                1. Industrial relations and employment

                2. Economic

                3. Environmental

                4. Governance / Civic Leadership

                5. Social Policy

 

Based on the above, it is considered that the above Issue fits within Category 2 of the five Categories determined by LGNSW. Council has been advised that any Issues must be completed and submitted prior to 1 August 2014.

 

 

ISSUE 2 - ECONOMIC

 

Subject:

 

Review of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s Planning Reform Fund Fee.

 

Issue Details:

 

That Local Government NSW call on the NSW State Government to:

 

1.   Increase the $50,000 threshold for the applicability of the Planning Reform Fund to better reflect an appropriate scale for development within which the Fund should apply.

 

2.   The size of the remittance for the Planning Reform Fund be reviewed, so that developments of a larger scale do not result in such a high proportion of the DA fee being forwarded to the Department.

 

3.   The need for the Planning Reform Fund be re-evaluated in consultation with Local Government.

 

4.   All Councils be able to document and include the Planning Reform Fund in their fees and charges and collect this fee in addition to the maximum DA fee.

 

5.   The Department of Planning and Infrastructure develop more transparent guidelines, as to how the fee is used and how Councils who contributing significant returns to the Department are provided with an equitable amount of funding in return.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2014 be received.

2.    The Issue detailed within the Report be submitted for inclusion in the 2014 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper prior to 1 August 2014.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  



Committee of the Whole

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

Other Interests

 

Monday July 28 2014

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Presence of the Public                                                                                                       1

 

2        Status of Lease Assignment between Rivers (Aust.) Pty Ltd and Specialty Fashion Group Limited and Council over 118 Henry Street Penrith                                                                       2

 

3        Commercial Matter - Smart Work Hub - Provide Financial Assistance in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993                                                                             2

 

4        Commercial Matter - Council Property - New Short Term Lease to Supremacy Funerals Incorporating John Price & Son over 42-44 Station Street Penrith                                   2

 

5        Council's Security Contract                                                                                                3

 

6        Litigation and Compliance Matters                                                                                     3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A Leading City

 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

Everyone is entitled to attend a meeting of the Council and those of its Committees of which all members are Councillors, except as provided by Section 10 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

A Council, or a Committee of the Council of which all the members are Councillors, may close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises:

 

(a)          the discussion of any of the matters listed below; or

(b)          the receipt or discussion of any of the information so listed.

The matters and information are the following:

 

(a)          personnel matters concerning particular individuals;

(b)          the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayers;

(c)          information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business;

(d)          commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed:

·                          prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or

 

·                          confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or

 

·                          reveal a trade secret.

 

(e)          information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of the law;

(f)           matters affecting the security of the Council, Councillors, Council staff or Council property;

(g)        advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

The grounds on which part of a meeting is closed must be stated in the decision to close that part of the meeting and must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

The grounds must specify the following:

(a)          the relevant provision of section 10A(2);

(b)          the matter that is to be discussed during the closed part of the meeting;

(c)          the reasons why the part of the meeting is being closed, including (if the matter concerned is a matter other than a personnel matter concerning particular individuals, the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer or a trade secret) an explanation of the way in which discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

Members of the public may make representations at a Council or Committee Meeting as to whether a part of a meeting should be closed to the public

The process which should be followed is:

 

·         a motion, based on the recommendation below, is moved and seconded

·         the Chairperson then asks if any member/s of the public would like to make representations as to whether a part of the meeting is closed to the public

·         if a member/s of the public wish to make representations, the Chairperson invites them to speak before the Committee makes its decision on whether to close the part of the meeting or not to the public.

·         if no member/s of the public wish to make representations the Chairperson can then put the motion to close the meeting to the public.

The first action is for a motion to be moved and seconded based on the recommendation below.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Status of Lease Assignment between Rivers (Aust.) Pty Ltd and Specialty Fashion Group Limited and Council over 118 Henry Street Penrith 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

3        Commercial Matter - Smart Work Hub - Provide Financial Assistance in accordance with Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

4        Commercial Matter - Council Property - New Short Term Lease to Supremacy Funerals Incorporating John Price & Son over 42-44 Station Street Penrith

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

Outcome 4

 

5        Council's Security Contract

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

6        Litigation and Compliance Matters

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ATTACHMENTS   

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 July 2014

Report Title:            Waste Less, Recycle More - a five-year $465.7 million waste and resource recovery initiative

Attachments:           Waste Less, Recycle More



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ATTACHMENT       

 

 

 


Date of Meeting:     28 July 2014

 

Delivery Program:   Outcome 7 

 

Service:                   Financial Services

 

Report Title:             2013-2014 Voted Works