OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH
ON MONDAY 13 JULY 2015 AT 7:00PM
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, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Jackie Greenow OAM, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.
Leave of Absence was previously requested by Councillor Tricia Hitchen for the period 11 July 2015 to 17 July 2015.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
Community and Cultural Development Manager, Erich Weller introduced the report and invited Mary Hawkins from the National Disability Insurance Agency to give a presentation.
Councillor Jim Aitken
OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:15pm.
1. The information contained in the report on The Early Rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Penrith, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow LGAs be received.
2. Mary Hawkins from the National Disability Insurance Agency be thanked for her presentation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
ADDRESSING the meeting
Item 2 – Trial Pop Up Park Penrith, Final Evaluation Report
Mr Martin, an affected person spoke in support of the recommendation subject to a number of undertakings. Mr Martin spoke about the importance of the design consultation process including the importance of appropriate amenities and the location of them. Mr Martin highlighted that the Trial Park has now served its purpose as a low cost solution and has highlighted the areas which need to be worked on prior to any permanent solution. Some of these included the need for a timeline for completion of the project, a commitment to ongoing maintenance, an ongoing marketing plan and after hours access to the car park from Union Lane.
Mr Martin concluded by stating the issues he has raised would need to be thought about and an appropriate ongoing budget and funding source identified to ensure the park remains a place people want to visit.
1. The information contained in the report on Trial Pop Up Park Penrith, Final Evaluation Report be received.
2. The Pop Up Park be retained in its current configuration with ongoing maintenance whilst a new permanent park design is prepared in consultation with local businesses and the Penrith CBD Corporation.
3. In the interim, negotiations commence with the Penrith CBD Corporation to extend their current events program in the park.
4. Council commence a design process for a permanent park that is informed by the findings of the consultant’s final review.
5. The traffic management arrangements specifically outlined in this report are implemented in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.
6. A further report be presented to Council addressing the consultation process for design and construction, a definitive timeline, information on infrastructure, amenities, lighting, safety and Wi-Fi and the ongoing marketing program plans.
Councillors Marcus Cornish and Kevin Crameri OAM called for a Division.
McKeown and John Thain left the meeting, the time being 8:04pm.
Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 8:05pm.
1. The information contained in the report on Draft Charity Clothing Bins Policy be received.
2. Council endorse the process towards adopting the draft policy as a Policy of Council following the initial step of exhibiting it for public comment.
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:06pm.