CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 11 AUGUST 2014 AT 7:03PM

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, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM (arrived 7:04pm), Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey (arrived 7:04pm).

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Greg Davies for 11 August 2014.

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting – 30 June 2014

PRC 39  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Prue Car that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 30 June 2014 be confirmed.

 

Councillors Jackie Greenow OAM and Michelle Tormey arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:04pm.  

 

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

PRC 40  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 14 July 2014 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

Councillor Prue Car left the meeting, the time being 7:04pm.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        International Relations Visit - May 2014

Councillor Prue Car returned to the meeting, the time being 7:08pm.

Assistant General Manager, Barry Husking introduced the Report and outlined some of the key highlights from the recent visit.                                                                                                     

PRC 41  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the information contained in the report on International Relations Visit - May 2014 be received.

 

 


 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

2        Our River Plan of Management and Riparian Vegetation Management Plan

Design and Projects Manager, Michael Jackson introduced the report and gave a presentation.        

PRC 42  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on Our River Plan of Management and Riparian Vegetation Management Plan be received.

2.   The Draft Nepean River “Our River” Plan of Management for Tench Reserve, River Road Reserve and Weir Reserve be endorsed for Public Exhibition.

 

3.   The Draft Nepean River “Our River” Riparian Vegetation Management Plan be endorsed for Public Exhibition.

 

 

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

 

3        ClubGRANT Category 3 - Jamison Park Development - Funding Agreement          

PRC 43  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on ClubGRANT Category 3 - Jamison Park Development - Funding Agreement be received

2.     Council enter into a funding agreement with NSW Government Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services for the sum of $934,901 for the purpose of upgrades to Jamison Park, including:

- An all age and ability activity zone

- A new children’s playground

- Sport field upgrades

- Floodlight installation

- Amenity building upgrades/extensions

3.       A further allocation of $601,531from the District Open Space Contributions             Plan be made to this project.

4.       A letter of thanks is sent to the Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing,            Troy Grant MP, for the grant allocation of $934,901 from NSW                                       Government Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure                  and Services – ClubGRANTS Fund Category 3.

 

 


 

4        Allocation for the Use of New Sportsgrounds                                                              

PRC 44  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Allocation for the Use of New Sportsgrounds be received.

2.     Council endorse the Expression of Interest process as detailed in this report for the allocation of new sports grounds.

 

 

5        Lease Arrangements - Nepean District Tennis Association, Penrith Cricket Club, Penrith Rugby Union Football Club                                                                                             

PRC 45  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Lease Arrangements - Nepean District Tennis Association, Penrith Cricket Club, Penrith Rugby Union Football Club be received

2.     A revised agreement of use for Woodriff Gardens is finalised between Nepean District Tennis Association and Penrith City Council.

3.     The draft licence for use of Andrews Road sportsground by Penrith Rugby Union Football Club is advertised in accordance with the terms of s47a of the Local Government Act 1993 with a further report to be presented to Council.

4.     A licence agreement for use of Howell Oval is finalised with Penrith Cricket Club with a further report to be presented to Council.

5.     A further report be presented to Council on arrangements with Nepean District Tennis Association with respect to future licence and maintenance agreements.

 

6        St Marys Tennis Courts Maintenance and Management                                             

PRC 46  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Prue Car seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on St Marys Tennis Courts          Maintenance and Management and Management be received.

2.      A report be presented to Council detailing the directions and future plans for the St Marys Tennis Courts.

 

 


URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1           Leave of  Absence Request                                                                                    

Councillor Mark Davies requested leave of absence for the period 10 October 2014 to 10 November 2014 inclusive.   

PRC 47  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM 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.

 

PRC 48  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that leave of absence be granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 10 October 2014 to 10 November 2014 inclusive.

 

 

UB 2           Leave of Absence Request                                                                                     

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested leave of absence for the period 14 August 2014 to 24 August 2014 inclusive.

PRC 49  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown 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.

 

PRC 50  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that leave of absence be granted to Councillor Ross Fowler OAM for the period 14 August 2014 to 24 August 2014 inclusive.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:46pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 11 August 2014.

 

 

                                       ____________________                ______________

                                                Chairperson                                     Date