CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 7:01PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car (arrived 7:07pm), Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 11 August 2014

PRC 51  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 August 2014 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 3 - Penrith CBD Corporation Business Plan 2014-15 as he is the Auditor of the Penrith CBD Corporation.

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa, declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 3 - Penrith CBD Corporation Business Plan 2014-15 as he is a Board Member of the Penrith CBD Corporation.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

3        Penrith CBD Corporation Business Plan 2014-15

Councillor Prue Car arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:07pm.

Place Manager, Jeni Pollard introduced the report and invited Owen Rogers, Chairman of the Penrith CBD Corporation to give a presentation.

Councillor Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 7:12pm
Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 7:14pm.

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 7:20pm.
Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 7:25pm.                                   

PRC 52  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith CBD Corporation Business Plan 2014-15 be received.

2.     Council receive the Annual Operation Report 2013-14.

3.     Council endorse the Triennial Business Plan (Year 2) 2014-15 for the Penrith CBD Corporation.

4.     The Board and Management of the Penrith CBD Corporation be congratulated for their efforts over the last 12 months.

Note: Please see adoption of Report and Recommendations of these minutes at Ordinary Meeting – 22 September 2014 for an amendment to these minutes.

 

5        South Creek Historic Park Proposal

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

PRC 53  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on South Creek Historic Park Proposal be received.

2.     The new wagon enclosure include broader St Marys Heritage interpretation signage.

3.     The Recreation Trail remain in the PATHS strategy with an option to be considered to extend south from the M4 to Mamre Homestead.

4.     The St Marys Historical Society be thanked for their contributions to this proposal.

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2014

Executive Manager - City Planning & Community, Ruth Goldsmith introduced the report and gave a presentation.                                                                                                                                  

PRC 54  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 be received.

2.       Further changes be made to the draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 prior to exhibition, to ensure consistency with Council policy and Penrith LEP 2010 (Amendment 4).

3.       Draft Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 be publicly exhibited, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and associated Regulations.

4.       A further report be presented to Council following the Public Exhibition.

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 Greg Davies

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Prue Car

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

 

2        Heritage Program Update                                                                                                

PRC 55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Heritage Program Update be received.

2.     The 2014 – 2017 Penrith Heritage Program be adopted.

3.     Dr Allen Barlow, Jennine Leonarder-Collins and Wendy Hearne be appointed as Community Representatives on Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee for a term of two (2) years.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4        Neighbourhood Renewal Program - Cambridge Park and Cranebrook Neighbourhood Action Plans

Place Manager, Jeni Pollard introduced the report and invited Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator, Heather Chaffey to give a presentation.

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 7:58pm
Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 7:59pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:10pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:12pm
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:18pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:21pm.                             

PRC 56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Neighbourhood Renewal Program - Cambridge Park and Cranebrook Neighbourhood Action Plans be received.

2.     Council endorse the Cambridge Park Neighbourhood Action Plan 2014 and the Cranebrook Neighbourhood Action Plan 2014 as provided.

3.     Council endorse that a proposal for a new model for Neighbourhood Renewal commence.

4.     A further report be presented to the Local Traffic Committee concerning the potential to bring forward into the current year, identified traffic calming facilities in Calisto Drive, Cranebrook and the option of forward funding any planned traffic works required from the 2015-16 Budget.

5.     A comprehensive package of information be prepared  and provided to State and Federal Members detailing Council’s neighbourhood renewal activities conducted over the last 12 months.

6.     A further report be prepared for Council providing an update on Neighbourhood Renewal actions over recent years outlining those actions that may require further assistance for delivery.

7.     A further report be prepared detailing information on the Digital Inclusion Strategy in relation to the provision of internet to areas.

8.     Council congratulate the Neighbourhood Renewal team on their efforts with this program.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

6        2013-14 Year in Review

General Manager, Alan Stoneham introduced the report and gave a presentation. Mr Stoneham discussed seven focus areas: jobs, managing growth, transport, places, environment, health and confidence in our Council.

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 8:25pm.
Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 8:27pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:35pm.
Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:39pm.

Councillor Karen McKeown left the meeting, the time being 8:41pm.
Councillor Karen McKeown returned to the meeting, the time being 8:43pm.

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:53pm.
Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:55pm.

PRC 57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that the information contained in the report on 2013-14 Year in Review be received.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Signs Policy                                                                                                              

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to the Policy Review Committee providing details of Council’s policy on signage and the enforcement of signs being erected.

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

Executive Manager – City Assets, David Burns presented a verbal report concerning the ClubGRANTS scheme.

 

PRC 58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

That:

1.     The information contained in the verbal report on ClubGRANTS scheme be    received.

2.     A memo providing further information concerning potential projects be    provided to all Councillors.

3.     The matter be  listed on the agenda for the Councillors’ Mid Term Review.

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:32pm.

 

 

I certify that these 5 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 8 September 2014.

 

 

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