CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015 AT 7:05PM

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Ben Goldfinch for the period 10 August 2015 to 18 August 2015 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Greg Davies for the period 5 August 2015 to 17 August 2015 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 51  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that an apology from Councillor Mark Davies be accepted.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 13 July 2015

PRC 52  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 13 July 2015 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Karen McKeown declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Confidential Item 2 – Jolly Street, Castlereagh – Development Matter as her son was employed by a company owned by the owner of the subject property. Councillor Karen McKeown stated that she would not participate in any debate on this matter and that she would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

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

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        Results of the Community Survey 2015

Sustainability Coordinator, Carmel Hamilton introduced the report and invited, Michael Di Leo, Acting Executive Director – IRIS Research to give a presentation.

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:20pm.
Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:23pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:23pm.
Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:25pm.

PRC 53  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the information contained in the report on Results of the Community Survey 2015 be received.

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Growing Tourism in Penrith

Corporate Communications, Marketing and Customer Service Manager, Barbara Magee introduced the report and gave a presentation.                                                                            

PRC 54  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the information contained in the report on Growing Tourism in Penrith be received.

 

Councillor Prue Car MP left the meeting and did not return, the time being 8:05pm.

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

3        Presentation of the draft Cooling the City Strategy

Sustainability Coordinator, Carmel Hamilton introduced the report and invited, Senior Sustainability Planner, Jenny Guice to give a presentation.

                                                                                                                                                      

PRC 55  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Presentation of the draft Cooling the City Strategy be received.

2.    The Cooling the City Strategy be endorsed.

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2        Proposed Amendment to Development Control Plan 2014 - E7 Part B (Glenmore Park Stage 2)                                                                                                                      

PRC 56  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Amendment to Development Control Plan 2014 - E7 Part B (Glenmore Park Stage 2) be received.

2.    Council endorse the public exhibition of an amendment to Development Control Plan 2014 – E7 Part B (Glenmore Park Stage 2). The amendment is to be exhibited in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulations.

 

3.    The General Manager be delegated authority to make any necessary minor changes required to Development Control Plan 2014 – E7 Part B (Glenmore Park Stage 2) in accordance with Council’s adopted policy position ahead of public exhibition.

4.    A further report be presented to Council following 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 Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Maurice Girotto    

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown            

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM         

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor John Thain

 

 

5        Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015                                                       

PRC 57  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2015 be received

2.    The Motion detailed in the report be submitted for inclusion in the 2015 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper prior to 25 August 2015.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Fifth Avenue, Llandilo - Road Condition      

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply to all Councillors advising on the results of the Council’s staff investigation into the condition of the road at Fifth Avenue, Llandilo and provide information on the way we fix pot holes including an audit of the roads in Llandilo and Berkshire Park.

 

RR 2           Badgerys Creek Airport - Update        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested an urgent report to Council concerning whether the Labor and Liberal Party still support the airport as a 24 hour airport and without rail. In addition, the report is to include information about the selection of our consultant to review the EIS, and obtaining a map which shows the flight paths.

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Confidential Item 2 – Jolly Street, Castlereagh – Development Matter Councillor Karen McKeown left the Chamber for consideration of this Item, and did not return, the time being 8:26 pm.

 


 

 

confidential business

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

PRC 58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the press and public be excluded from the meeting to deal with the following matter the time being 8:26pm.

 

2        Jolly Street, Castlereagh – Development Matter                                                           

 

This item has been referred to committee of the whole as the report refers to the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting moved out of confidential session at 8:38 pm and the General Manager reported that after excluding the press and public from the meeting, the Policy Review Committee met in confidential session from 8:26pm to 8:38pm to consider a personal matter.

 

The General Manager reported that while in confidential session, the Committee resolved the confidential business as follows:

 

CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS

 

2        Jolly Street, Castlereagh – Development Matter   

PRC 59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the information provided by Councillor Crameri OAM be received.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:40pm.

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 10 August 2015.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date