CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2015 AT 7:00PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies and Councillors Prue Car MP (arrived 7:02pm), Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Maurice Girotto, Jackie Greenow OAM, Karen McKeown, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 24 August 2015 to 4 September 2015 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

PRC 60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM that apologies be received for Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Ben Goldfinch, Mark Davies and Tricia Hitchen.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 10 August 2015

PRC 61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 10 August 2015 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less Than Significant in Item 3 - Penrith Affordable Housing Project as Wentworth Community Housing is her landlord.

 

Councillor Prue Car MP arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:02pm.

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Western Sydney Airport, Badgerys Creek                                                                     

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

That the information contained in the report on Western Sydney Airport, Badgerys Creek be received.

PRC 62 An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Prue Car MP

That:

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

2.    Council note the position it adopted on 25 May 2015 regarding the Badgerys Creek Airport.

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

The AMENDMENT was CARRIED and on becoming the SUBSTANTIVE MOTION was also CARRIED.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

2        Draft Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines

The Organisational Performance and Development Manager, Fiona Plesman introduced the report and invited Sustainability Co-ordinator Carmel Hamilton to give a presentation.              

PRC 63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Michelle Tormey seconded Councillor Prue Car MP

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines be received.

2.     The draft Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines be endorsed by Council.

 

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

 

3        Penrith Affordable Housing Project

The Community and Cultural Development Manager, Erich Weller introduced the report and gave a presentation.                                                                                                                      

PRC 64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Affordable Housing Project be received.

2.     Council authorise the General Manager to execute the Deed of Agreement between Council and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (Housing Agency) as provided in Attachment 1 to this report.

3.     The Council invite the new CEO of Wentworth Community Housing to present to a Council Policy Review Committee Meeting on the Organisation’s vision, plans and directions.

4.     Council thank the Community and Cultural Development Manager, Erich Weller for developing the policy on Affordable Housing.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        Sustainability Initiatives - draft policy, strategy and targets

The Organisational Performance and Development Manager, Fiona Plesman introduced the report and invited Sustainability Co-ordinator Carmel Hamilton to give a presentation.              

PRC 65  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Michelle Tormey

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sustainability Initiatives - draft policy, strategy and targets be received.

2.     The Sustainability Policy, Strategy and associated targets by endorsed by Council.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:12pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 31 August 2015.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date