CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 11 MAY 2015 AT 7:00PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car MP, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Mark Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Tricia Hitchen (arrived 7:12pm), Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 20 April 2015

PRC 32  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 20 April 2015 be confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

 

ADDRESSING THE MEETING

 

Joanne Crosthwaite

 

Item 2 –  Western Sydney Airport - Badgerys Creek

 

Ms Crosthwaite, President of No Badgerys Creek Airport Inc, spoke in opposition to the siting of the airport at Badgerys Creek.  Ms Crosthwaite stated that she does not represent a political party but was concerned that Council’s report now appears to support the siting of the airport at Badgerys Creek, and in particular that the report may suggest that noise will not be an issue of concern. Ms Crosthwaite also stated that she believed the community had not been sufficiently consulted and therefore does not understand the issues associated with locating an airport in the proposed area. 

 

PRC 33  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete her address, the time being 7:10pm.

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:12pm.

 

Ms Crosthwaite concluded by stating that there are other opportunities for growth for the site rather than an airport and suggested that an infrastructure investment such as high speed rail should be investigated.

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Anderson AM

 

Item 1 –  Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains (Cnr Russell Street)

 

Mr Anderson AM, an affected person, spoke in support of the recommendation. Mr Anderson AM stated that he believes there is no need for further industrial land in the Penrith Area and that the site should not be developed due to traffic challenges already being experienced in the area with the location of several service stations, fast food outlets etc servicing already established industrial sites.  Mr Anderson AM also stated that local residents he has spoken with have expressed their concerns in this regard.

 

PRC 34 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete his address, the time being 7:20pm.

 

Mr Anderson AM concluded by stating that he would be happy to discuss any solutions with Council.

 

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2        Western Sydney Airport - Badgerys Creek

Assistant General Manager, Craig Butler, introduced the report and gave a brief presentation. 

PRC 35  A MOTION was MOVED by  Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Airport - Badgerys Creek be received.

2.     Council support the Federal Government’s decision to build an airport on the Government owned land at Badgerys Creek and seek that the forthcoming EIS for the Badgerys Creek Airport demonstrates that specific design and operational management protocols will be applied to minimise noise impacts.

3.     Council proactively engage with both Federal and State Governments to ensure the airport and associated infrastructure is delivered in a timely and deliberative manner to bring maximum benefits and uplift to Penrith and Western Sydney.

4.     Council undertake the potential actions/advocacy identified in the report.

5.     Council write to the Hon Warren Truss MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Mr Russell Matheson MP, Member for Macarthur, Ms Fiona Scott MP, Member for Lindsay and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development advising of Council’s position on the proposed airport.

6.     Council work proactively with Liverpool City Council and the relevant State and Federal Government Departments on the advance planning for the Airport and unlocking the economic potential of the Broader Western Sydney Employment Area and the South West Growth Centre.

7.     Council participate in the proposal for councils to pool their resources and engage consultants in readiness for the release of the EIS, subject to an upper limit of $60,000.

 

An AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Airport - Badgerys Creek be received.

2.    Council undertake the potential actions/advocacy identified in this report.

3.    Council participate in the proposal for councils to pool their resources and engage consultants in readiness for the release of the EIS, subject to an upper limit of $60,000.

 

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

 

For

Against

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM      

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM                     

                            

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

The AMENDMENT was LOST.

The MOTION was PUT.

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Maurice Girotto              

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

The MOTION was CARRIED.

 

 

1        Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains (Cnr Russell Street)

Executive Officer, Glenn McCarthy introduced the report and invited Shaun Lawer from GHD to give a presentation.

Councillors Marcus Cornish and Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 8:00pm.

Councillors Marcus Cornish and Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 8:01pm.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:05pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:10pm.

PRC 36  A MOTION was moved by Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey

That:

1.    The information contained in this report and the report of Shaun Lawer, Senior Planner, on Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains (Cnr Russell Street) be received.

2.    Council request the Minister for Planning to determine that the matter not proceed on the basis that the provisions of the Planning Proposal are inconsistent with Section 117 Direction 4.3 and that the inconsistency is not considered to be of minor significance.

An AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in this report and the report of Shaun Lawer, Senior Planner, on Planning Proposal - Lots 1-4 Old Bathurst Road, Emu Plains (Cnr Russell Street) be received.

 

2.    Council request the Minister for Planning to determine the matter.

 

The AMENDMENT 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 Marcus Cornish    

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Tricia Hitchen                          

                            

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

The AMENDMENT was LOST.

 

The MOTION 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 Jackie Greenow OAM  

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Michelle Tormey  

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

                                                        

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

The MOTION was CARRIED.

 

 

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting at 8:30pm and did not return.

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting at 8:30pm and did not return.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

3        Council's Fit for the Future submission

Assistant General Manager/CFO, Barry Husking introduced the report and provided a brief overview.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:33pm.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:34pm.

         

PRC 37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Prue Car MP

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Council's Fit for the Future submission be received.

2.    Council endorses the principles of Penrith City Council’s Fit for the Future submission.

3.    Council Officers review the IPART Fit for the Future assessment methodology and provide comment to IPART as discussed in this report.

 

 

URGENT BUSINESS

 

UB 1           Request for Leave of Absence    

Councillor Mark Davies requested Leave of Absence from 15 May 2015 to 26 May 2015 inclusive.

 

PRC 38  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor John Thain 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 39  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor John Thain that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Mark Davies from 15 May 2015 to 26 May 2015 inclusive.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:35pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 6 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 11 May 2015.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date