CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 27 APRIL 2015 AT 7:32PM

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 Rev Neil Checkley.

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ben Goldfinch for the period 15 April 2015 to 6 May 2015 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Tricia  Hitchen for the period 24 April 2015 to 2 May 2015 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

81  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies that an apology be received from Councillor Prue Car MP.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 23 March 2015

82  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 23 March 2015 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Karen McKeown declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 2 - Bid for ALGWA Conference 2017 as she is an Executive Member of the NSW Branch of ALGWA.  Councillor McKeown stated that she would abstain from debate and voting on this Item.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 2 - Bid for ALGWA Conference 2017 as she is an Executive Member of the NSW Branch of ALGWA.  Councillor Greenow OAM stated that she would abstain from debate and voting on this Item.

 



 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Passing of Richie Benaud OBE                                                                                       

83  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Richie Benaud OBE be received.

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 4 March 2015                                                                                                        

84  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 4 March, 2015 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 13 April 2015                                                                                                                                     

85  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 13 April, 2015 be adopted, with GB 3 - Russell Street, Emu Plains - Footpath Widening        to now read:

“LTC55  That:

1.    Council investigate the matter.

 

2.    A report be presented to the Local Traffic Committee detailing a strategy on providing wider footpaths in high pedestrian traffic areas.”

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 20 April 2015                                                                                                                                     

86  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 20 April, 2015 be adopted, with Item 4 to now read:

“That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Regional Strategic Alliance - Co-operation and Management Agreement be received.

2.    Council give authority to the General Manager to enter into a Regional Strategic Alliance Co-operation and Management Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Blue Mountains City Council and Hawkesbury City Council as per Attachment 3.

3.    Council commit to provide up to $40,000 to this Project as part of the terms of the Co-operation and Management Agreement.

4.    Council establish the Joint Committee of Councils as a section 355 committee in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).

5.    Council delegate to the Joint Committee of Councils the authority to give advice to Councils on matters relating to the Project vision and general objectives and with respect to regional strategic alliance issues generally.

6.    Council appoint to the Joint Committee of Councils three representatives as voting members, being the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor – who held these positions at the time of executing the Agreement and that they continue to hold their appointment on the Joint Committee of Councils for the duration of the Agreement – and the General Manager or his/her nominee. 

7.    Council appoint Councillor Bernard Bratusa as an alternate to act for the Mayor or Deputy Mayor appointed by Council to the Joint Committee of Councils while such member is absent from any meeting of the Joint Committee of Councils.

8.    Council write to the Minister for Local Government informing the Minister of the formation of this Regional Strategic Alliance between Blue Mountains City Council, Hawkesbury City Council and Penrith City Council and renew requests for State Government funding to contribute towards the work of this Regional Strategic Alliance.

9.    Council write to the local State Members informing them of the formation of this Regional Strategic Alliance between Blue Mountains City Council, Hawkesbury City Council and Penrith City Council and seeking their support for the request made to the Minister for Local Government requesting for State Government funding to contribute towards the work of this Regional Strategic Alliance. 

10.   Letters be prepared and immediately sent to Blue Mountains City Council and Hawkesbury City Council advising them of the Committee’s resolution in respect of this report.”

 

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Glenmore Park Child and Family Centre - Operational Matters and Management   

87  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Glenmore Park Child and Family Centre - Operational Matters and Management be received.

2.    Council approach the Penrith City Children’s Services Cooperative (PCCSC)  to take over the management of the facility, with a particular emphasis on managing and developing the children’s centre, community and professional rooms as part of holistic management of the site.

3.    Management of the children’s centre, community and professional rooms by the PCCSC be contingent on a Council subsidy for the facility for two years of no more than $75,000 over that time, as the Cooperative develops self-sustaining strategies for the future.

 

 

3        Abandonment of Sundry Debt                                                                                         

88  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Abandonment of Sundry Debt be received.

2.    The sundry debt of $17,891.24, as outlined above, be written off as unrecoverable.

 

 

2        Bid for ALGWA Conference 2017                                                                                   

89  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Bid for ALGWA Conference 2017 be received.

2.    Council support the bid to host the ALGWA Conference for 2017 and if successful, that an allocation be made in the 2016-17 Operational Plan to host the Conference.

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

4        Proposed Wianamatta Regional Park                                                                             

90  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Wianamatta Regional Park be received.

 

2.    A memo be provided to all Councillors providing an explanation as to why the currently proposed Wianamatta Regional Park  is only proposed to be a Regional Park and has not been proposed to be elevated to the status of a Nature Reserve upon formal creation.

 

3.    A further report be presented to Council on the preservation and protection of native fauna in the Regional Park, with particular reference being given to fencing the Park.

 

 


 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

5        2014/15 Traffic and Safety Management Programs - Additional Funding Offer from Roads and Maritime Services                                                                                                      

91  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2014/15 Traffic and Safety Management Programs - Additional Funding Offer from Roads and Maritime Services be received

2.    The additional funding from Roads and Maritime Services for 2014/15 of $143,743 for the construction of a shared-use path bridge at Jamison Road be accepted.

3.    Council write to the Minister for Roads, Local Members and Roads and Maritime Services, expressing appreciation of their continued support and funding towards active transport initiatives.

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

6        RFT 14/15-21 Provision of Design and Documentation for Special Places, Queen St, St Marys                                                                                                                                  

92  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on RFT 14/15-21 Provision of Design and Documentation for Special Places, Queen St, St Marys be received.

2.    Council award the contract for the Design and Documentation of Special Places, Queen St, St Marys to Oculus Landscape Architecture.

3.    Council endorse the formation of a Head Design Consultant Panel for creative-related public domain projects in Penrith City Centre for a period of three years.  The panel is to consist of Conybeare Morrison International Pty Ltd, James Mather Delaney Design Pty Ltd Landscape Architects, Oculus Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Environmental Planning Pty Ltd and RPS Australia East Pty Ltd.

 

7        Grant acceptance for 'Our River - Path, Play and Planning'                                       

93  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Grant acceptance for 'Our River - Path, Play and Planning' be received.

2.    Council accept the grant funds from the MGP and send letters of thanks to the Minister for Planning and the Local Member, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP.

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

8        Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2014/15  

94  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2014/15 be received.

2.    Council accept the grant funding offers from the NSW Government for the following studies:

a.   South Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - $250,000;

b.   College, Orth and Werrington Creek Catchments Overland Flood Study - $220,267; and

c.   Little Creek Catchment Overland Flood Study – $148,001

3.    Council not accept the grant funding offers from the NSW Government for the Peachtree and Lower Surveyors Creek Catchments Overland Flood Study - $197,666.

4.    Council write to the Minister for the Environment, Local Members and the Office of Environment and Heritage, expressing appreciation of their continued support and funding towards Council’s Floodplain Management programs.

 

9        Coal Seam Gas Review and Cost of Signage at City Entry Points                             

95  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Coal Seam Gas Review and Cost of Signage at City Entry Points be received.

 

2.    Consideration of this item be deferred pending a report to Council about the possibility of adding to the signs to existing City entry points, including the cost of removing graffiti from the eight existing entry point signs, with the report to attach photos of City entry signs currently in use in the Blue Mountains, and other forms of advertising.

 

10      8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, 6-7 July 2015                                                 

96  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, 6-7 July 2015 be received.

 

 

2.   Councillors Karen McKeown, Michelle Tormey and Jackie Greenow OAM  attend the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference from 6-7 July 2015 and leave of absence be granted as appropriate.

 

 

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

 

11      Mayoral Arts and Culture Summit                                                                                  

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

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Mayoral Arts and Culture Summit be received.

 

2.    An amount of $1,500 be allocated from each Ward’s voted works (total of $4,500) to support the Mayoral Arts and Culture Summit to be held in Penrith  in late June or July 2015.

 

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

13      Tender Reference 14/15-20 Provision of Banking Services                                         

98  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 14/15-20 Provision of Banking Services be received.

2.    The Council accept the tender from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to provide Transactional banking services to Council for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2021

3.    The Council accept the tender from Westpac Banking Corporation to provide purchase card services for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2021.

 

 

14      Summary of Investments and Banking as at 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2015           

99  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments and Banking as at 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2015 be received.

2.    The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 March 2015 to 31 March 2015 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 31 March 2015 be noted.

4.    The Agency Collection Methods as at 31 March 2015 be noted.

 

15      Proposed Closure of Old Ferry Road                                                                             

100  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Closure of Old Ferry Road be received.

2.    Consultation commence with adjoining owners and service authorities/utilities providers to permanently close that part of Old Ferry Road identified on the attached plan.

3.    If no objections are received, Council seek approval from NSW Trade & Investment Crown Lands to permanently close that part of Old Ferry Road

4.    Council proceed to identify the land by survey and register a Deposited Plan with Land & Property Information for title to the land to issue

5.    Upon permanent closure of the part of Old Ferry Road, the land be classified as Operational.

6.    The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary plans and documentation to effect registration of the survey plan with Land & Property information and the issue of title to the subject land in the name of Penrith City Council.

 

12      Exhibition of the Revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the 2015-16 Operational Plan and Fees and Charges)                                                                      

A MOTION was moved by Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Exhibition of the Revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the 2015-16 Operational Plan and Fees and Charges) be received.

2.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council endorse for public exhibition of the amendment proposed to the Community Plan, the revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the draft Operational Plan for 2015-16 and draft Fees and Charges 2015-16), including any amendments made at tonight’s meeting

3.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the amendment to the Community Plan and revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the Operational Plan for 2015-16 and draft Fees and Charges 2015-16) be placed on public exhibition for 28 days commencing on Monday 4 May 2015 and closing on Tuesday 2 June 2015,

4.    The public exhibition arrangements are implemented as detailed in this report, and submissions from the community are invited.

5.     Domestic Waste be charged at the same rate for both the standard 3 bin service (urban) and standard 2 bin service (non urban and multi unit).

101  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that an extension of time be granted to enable Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM to complete his address, the time being 8:28 pm.

 

102  An AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM:

 

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Exhibition of the Revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the 2015-16 Operational Plan and Fees and Charges) be received.

2.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Council endorse for public exhibition of the amendment proposed to the Community Plan, the revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the draft Operational Plan for 2015-16 and draft Fees and Charges 2015-16), including any amendments made at tonight’s meeting

3.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the amendment to the Community Plan and revised Delivery Program 2013-17 (incorporating the Operational Plan for 2015-16 and draft Fees and Charges 2015-16) be placed on public exhibition for 28 days commencing on Monday 4 May 2015 and closing on Tuesday 2 June 2015,

4.    The public exhibition arrangements are implemented as detailed in this report, and submissions from the community are invited.

 

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM called for a DIVISION.

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey  

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED, with voting as follows:

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey                     

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS and URGENT BUSINESS

 

RR 1           Poppy Park       

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that:

(1)  Council send letters of thanks to Owen and Martin Rogers and also Gai Hawthorn (CEO, Penrith CBD Corporation) for their efforts and initiative in establishing the Poppy Park, and also to Council staff responsible for maintaining the facility;

 

(2)  A report come back to Council investigating potential sites for a permanent Poppy Park to acknowledge and commemorate the deeds of our Australian Armed Forces;

 

(3)  Council staff involved in managing the facility be recognised for their efforts.

 

RR 2           Intersection of Blacktown Road and Llandilo Road      

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply to all Councillors concerning the intersection of Llandilo Road and Blacktown Road, in particular if lights or a roundabout are proposed to be installed at this location, and a timeline in which this is to occur.

 

UB 1           ANZAC Day Screens supplied by St Marys RSL Sub Branch         

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM requested that an amount of $4,000 be allocated from East Ward voted works to reimburse St Marys RSL Sub Branch for the cost of two screens provided by them on ANZAC Day.

 

103  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM 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.

 

 

104  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that an amount of $4,000 be allocated from East Ward voted works to reimburse St Marys RSL Sub Branch for the cost of two screens provided by them on ANZAC Day.

 


UB 2           Representations to Joint Regional Planning Panel       

Councillor Michelle Tormey requested that Council make representations to the Chair of the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) requesting the Panel to hold a public briefing meeting, in accordance with JRPP procedures, regarding DA14/1228 (currently deferred and awaiting JRPP determination) and DA15/0299 (currently on public exhibition).

 

105  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM 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.

 

 

106  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that Council resolve to make representations to the Chair of the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) requesting the Panel to hold a public briefing meeting, in accordance with JRPP procedures, regarding DA14/1228 (currently deferred and awaiting JRPP determination) and DA15/0299 (currently on public exhibition).

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 9:00pm.

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 9:01pm.

 

Councillors John Thain and Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

 

RR 3           ANZAC Day Services

Councillor Karen McKeown requested that Council officially congratulate all Council staff involved in the ANZAC Day services that took place in Penrith this year, with the preparation of the many parks and public spaces across the City, particularly in view of the recent prolonged period of inclement weather.

 

UB 3           Donation to Mark Geyer Cup      

Councillor Greg Davies requested that an amount of $2,000 from each Ward’s voted works (total of $6,000) be allocated to the Mark Geyer Cup, an initiative which assists disadvantaged young people with their education.

107  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.

 

108  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that an amount of $2,000 from each Ward’s voted works (total of $6,000) be allocated to the Mark Geyer Cup, an initiative which assists disadvantaged young people with their education.

 

UB 4           Proposed Badgerys Creek Airport      

Councillor Greg Davies requested that a report be presented to Council to allow discussion regarding Council’s view on the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek.

109  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM 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.

 

110  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that a report be presented to Council to allow discussion regarding Council’s view on the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek.

 

RR 4           Further Development Potential of Penrith   

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to the Policy Review Committee regarding the cost of establishing a model project for the future development of Penrith, particularly focussing on that section bounded by Station, Henry and Jane Streets, Penrith, including the existing TAFE and surrounding blocks of land.

 

RR 5           Skate Park - St Marys/North St Marys 

Councillor Greg Davies requested a memo reply to all Councillors advising of a suitable location and cost of providing another skate park to service the youth of St Marys and North St Marys.

 

RR 6           Accommodation of Meetings      

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memo reply to all Councillors advising on the possibility of moving Councillor Briefings back to the Passadena Room, and Policy Review Committee Meetings being held in the Council Chambers.

 

 

Committee of the Whole

 

111 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies  seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 9:16pm.

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting at 9:16pm and did not return.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

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

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Commercial Matter - Council Property - Leasing of Suite 109 at Community Connections, 114-116 Henry Street Penrith to Lifeline Macarthur                                                      

 

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 discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

3        Commercial Matter - Council Property - Lease of Shop 1 at Gaymark Place to Amanda Perreau & Matthew Vella on a 3 year term                                                                     

 

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 - Closure and Sale of Part of Strathdon Road, Emu Heights    

 

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 discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

5        Commercial Matter - Permanent Closure and Sale of Maurice Lane, St Clair           

 

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 discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 9:24pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 9:16pm on 27 April, 2015, the following being present

 

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

 

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 - Council Property - Leasing of Suite 109 at Community Connections, 114-116 Henry Street Penrith to Lifeline Macarthur                                                      

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

CW2 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Commercial Matter - Council Property - Leasing of Suite 109 at Community Connections, 114-116 Henry Street Penrith to Lifeline Macarthur be received.

2.    Council grant Lifeline Macarthur a 3 year Licence Agreement over Suite 109 at Community Connections being 114-116 Henry Street, Penrith in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the report.

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

 

3        Commercial Matter - Council Property - Lease of Shop 1 at Gaymark Place to Amanda Perreau & Matthew Vella on a 3 year term                                                                     

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

CW3 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Commercial Matter - Council Property - Lease of Shop 1 at Gaymark Place to Amanda Perreau & Matthew Vella on a 3 year term be received.

2.    Council grant a 3 year lease to Amanda Perreau & Matthew Vella in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the report.

3.    The Common Seal of the City of Penrith be placed on all necessary documentation.

 

4        Commercial Matter - Closure and Sale of Part of Strathdon Road, Emu Heights    

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

CW4 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Commercial Matter - Closure and Sale of Part of Strathdon Road, Emu Heights be received.

2.    The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary plans and documentation to effect registration of the survey plan with Land & Property information and the issue of title to the subject land in the name of Penrith City Council.

3.    Upon closure of the subject part of Strathdon Road, the land be classified as Operational land.

 

4.    Upon issue of title to the land to Council, the land then be sold to Mr Marcus McLeish for the amount referred to within this report.

5.    The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary sale and transfer documentation.

 

5        Commercial Matter - Permanent Closure and Sale of Maurice Lane, St Clair           

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

CW5 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Commercial Matter - Permanent Closure and Sale of Maurice Lane, St Clair be received.

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

3.    The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be placed on all necessary documentation to effect closure of Maurice Lane.

4.    The Common Seal of Penrith City Council be affixed to all necessary transfer documentation to arrange sale of the land.

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

112  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the recommendation contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2, CW3, CW4 and CW5  be adopted.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:26pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 15 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 27 April 2015.

 

 

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