CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 9 MARCH 2015 AT 7:04PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Mark Davies (arrived 7:06pm), Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM for the period 17 February 2015 to 29 March 2015 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that apologies be received for Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car and Michelle Tormey.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 9 February 2015

PRC 11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor John Thain that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 9 February 2015 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Signs Policy                                                                                                                       

PRC 12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Signs Policy be received.

2.    A Policy be drafted confirming Council’s position toward movable signage on Council owned and public land.

 

 


 

 

3        Planning Proposal for Glenmore Park Stage 2 (Precinct C)

City Planning Manager, Paul Grimson introduced the report and gave a presentation.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:51pm.                                   

PRC 13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal for Glenmore Park Stage 2 (Precinct C) be received.

2.    Council commence a Gateway process for the ultimate consideration of a Planning Proposal for Glenmore Park Stage 2 (Precinct C) in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

3.    The General Manager be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal, written instrument and associated maps before submitting it to the Department of Planning & Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.

4.    Council publicly exhibit the Planning Proposal for Glenmore Park Stage 2 (Precinct C) in accordance with the community consultation requirements under s57 of the EP&A Act, and in a form consistent with any revisions of the Planning Proposal directed by the Department of Planning & Environment as part of the s56 Gateway Determination.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:52pm.

 

2        Development Control Plan 2014 - Outcomes of Public Exhibition

City Planning Manager, Paul Grimson introduced the report and gave a presentation.

Councillors Tricia Hitchen, John Thain, Marcus Cornish and Ben Goldfinch left the meeting, the time being 7:53pm.

Councillors Tricia Hitchen and John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 7:55pm.

Councillor Ben Goldfinch returned to the meeting, the time being 7:57pm.

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

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:04pm.

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:11pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:17pm.

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

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 8:56pm.

Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 9:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                      

PRC 14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Development Control Plan 2014 - Outcomes of Public Exhibition be received.

2.    In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations 2000, Council adopt Penrith Development Control Plan 2014, as tabled (provided under separate cover on Council’s website), amended in accordance with the recommendations for each chapter in Attachment 3 (provided under separate cover on Council’s website).

3.    The General Manager be delegated authority to make any necessary minor changes required to the Development Control Plan 2014 in accordance with Council’s adopted policy position before notification in the newspaper.

4.    In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000, Council give public notice of its decision in a local newspaper within 28 days, with the Development Control Plan coming into effect immediately upon notification in the newspaper. 

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 


 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4        Trial Pop Up Park Penrith, Final Evaluation Report                                                     

PRC 15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ben Goldfinch seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

          That the item on Trial Pop Up Park Penrith, Final Evaluation Report be deferred to a       future Policy Review Committee meeting.

 

5        The Penrith Mayoral Challenge- Youth Participation and Placemaking Pilot Project

Place Manager, Jeni Pollard introduced the report and gave a presentation.

Councillor Ben Goldfinch left the meeting, the time being 9:05pm.                                             

PRC 16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on The Penrith Mayoral Challenge- Youth Participation and Placemaking Pilot Project be received.

2.    That Council endorse the implementation of an annual Penrith Mayoral Challenge as a three year pilot project.

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch returned to the meeting, the time being 9:11pm.

 

6        Appointment to the Floodplain Risk Management Committee and Floodplain Management Working Party                                                                                            

A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on Appointment to the Floodplain Risk Management Committee and Floodplain Management Working Party be received.

2.   Councillor Marcus Cornish be appointed as a member of the Floodplain Risk Management Committee and Floodplain Management Working Party.

3.   A further report be presented to a future Policy Review Committee Meeting on merging both meeting forums into a Steering Committee.

The MOTION was PUT.

The MOTION was LOST.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested a show of hands and names to be recorded:

For

Against

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting at 9:17pm and did not return.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

7        2015 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government                                                                                                             

PRC 17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2015 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government be received.

2.    Council nominate His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM as its voting delegate for the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government.

3.    Council nominate Councillor Marcus Cornish to attend as an observer at the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government.

4.     Any other interested Councillors be nominated to attend as observers and to advise the General Manager as soon as possible.

5.    Leave of Absence be granted to all Councillors attending the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from 14-17 June 2015.

6.    Council endorse the draft motions appended to the report relating to Financial Assistance Grants and Pensioner Rebates and submit to the 2015 National General Assembly.

7.    A further report detailing further suggested motions be considered at Council’s Ordinary meeting to be held on 23 March 2015. 

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1           Home/Front 100 Year Commemoration        

Councillor Karen McKeown requested that an amount of $5,000 be allocated equally from each Ward’s voted works to the launch of the Home/Front 100 Year Commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign, this being a civic event for the Governor, General David Hurley, to officially open the exhibition.

PRC 18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the matter be brought forward and dealt with 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 19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that an amount of $5,000 be allocated equally from each Ward’s voted works to the launch of the Home/Front 100 Year Commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign, this being a civic event for the Governor, General David Hurley, to officially open the exhibition.

 

UB 2           Nepalese New Year Event  

Councillor Mark Davies requested that that the hall hire fees for the Nepalese New Year event being held on 11 April 2015 be waived.

PRC 20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the matter be brought forward and dealt with 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 21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the hall hire fees for the Nepalese New Year event being held on 11 April 2015 be waived.

 

Note:  Please refer to Minute No. 55 of the Ordinary Meeting of 23 March 2015, for amended resolution.

 

UB 3           Leave of Absence - Councillor Ben Goldfinch      

Councillor Ben Goldfinch requested leave of absence for 3 weeks commencing from the date of birth of his second child which will be advised.

PRC 22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the matter be brought forward and dealt with 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 23  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Mark Davies that leave of absence be granted to Councillor Ben Goldfinch for a period of 3 weeks commencing from the date of birth of his second child which will be advised.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:42pm.

 

 

I certify that these 6 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 9 March 2015.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date