CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 21 MARCH 2016 AT 7:37PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM  

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown 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

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Prue Car MP (arrived 7:46pm), Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies (arrived 7:42pm), Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Tricia Hitchen, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM for the period 13 March 2016 to 25 March 2016 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 21 March 2016 to 11 April 2016 inclusive.

APOLOGIES

58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Maurice Girotto that apologies be accepted from Councillors Prue Car MP and Greg Davies for their late arrival at the meeting.

 

Councillor Greg Davies arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:42pm.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 29 February 2016

59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 29 February 2016 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

60  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:44pm.

 

 

Ms Annette Leonard

 

Item 1– Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal – Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park; and Item 16 - Further report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park 

 

Ms Leonard, an affected person, spoke in opposition to the proposed development.  Ms Leonard outlined the impact that an earlier, similar 4 storey development has had on her property, including lack of privacy. 

 

Councillor Prue Car MP arrived at the meeting, time being 7:46pm.

 

Ms Leonard then circulated photos illustrating that her property would be completely surrounded by multi storey development if this proposal was to proceed, and noted the likely decrease in the value of her property, as well as others in the vicinity, as a result.

 

61 RESOLVED on the MOTION of  Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete her address, the time being 7:50pm.

 

Ms Leonard went on to state that the latest amendments to the proposed development do not address the fundamental problem of the height and size of this development and the lack of car parking space.  Ms Leonard concluded by requesting Council to reject the application in its current form.

 

Ms Carly Jardim

 

Item 1– Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal – Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park; and Item 16 - Further report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park 

 

Ms Jardim, an affected resident and spokesperson for residents in the vicinity of the proposed development, spoke in opposition to the proposal.  Ms Jardim stated that the amended proposed development is still unsuitable for the location for reasons of scale and density as it is not in keeping with the existing scale of development in the area and will cause too many adverse impacts on the amenity of existing residents.  Ms Jardim stated that the proposal was not in the interest of the local community and concluded by outlining the issues that could arise from the shortfall in carparking spaces.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 8:03pm.

 

  

 

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Retirement of Executive Manager City Assets, David Burns

Councillors Ross Fowler OAM, John Thain, Maurice Girotto, Greg Davies, Jim Aitken OAM, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish and Bernard Bratusa spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.                                                                                                                                          

63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Retirement of Executive Manager City Assets, David Burns be received.

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 10 February 2016                                                                                                                    

64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 10 February, 2016 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 2 March 2016                                                                                         

65  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Prue Car MP that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 2 March, 2016 be adopted.

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 7 March 2016                                                                                                                         

66  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 7 March, 2016 be adopted.

 

4        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 14 March 2016                                                                                                                         

67  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 14 March, 2016 be adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Procedural Motion

68  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that Item 16 - Further report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park Applicant: Hazzouri Property Trust;  Owner: ~Hazouri Investments Pty Ltd be brought forward to be considered immediately following Item 1 - Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park Applicant: Hazzouri Property Trust;  Owner: ~Hazouri Investments Pty Ltd.

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park Applicant: Hazzouri Property Trust;  Owner: ~Hazouri Investments Pty Ltd                                                                                         

69  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the information contained in the report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park be received.

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car MP

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto                       

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

 

Note: The Council’s substantive resolution in relation to this matter is provided at Item 16 (Minute No. 70).

 

 


 

 

16      Further report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park Applicant: Hazzouri Property Trust;  Owner: ~Hazouri Investments Pty Ltd                             

70  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on Further report on Class 1 Land and Environment Court Appeal - Refused Development Application DA13/0311 for Residential Apartments & Townhouses at Lot 1311 DP 1161827, (No. 119) Glengarry Drive, Glenmore Park be received.

 

2.      Council’s Lawyers be instructed to seek to finalise the matter by way of the hearing of an application for consent orders, thereby providing the opportunity for resident objectors to make submissions to the Court.

 

3.      Those individuals who made a submission be advised of the consideration given to their concerns, and the outcome of Council’s position before the Land and Environment Court.


In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:

For

Against

 

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Michelle Tormey

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

 

2        Expansion of Complying Development Submission

Councillors Marcus Cornish and Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 8:50pm.

Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 8:52pm.

Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 8:59pm.

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 9:01pm.

Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 9:04pm.

71  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That

1.    The information contained in the report on Expansion of Complying Development Submission be received.

 

2.    Council write to the Minister for Planning seeking clarification that the policy will not allow for townhouse developing in low density residential zones.

 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

3        Western Sydney Infrastructure Program, Local Roads Package  Round 2, Acceptance of Funding                                                                                                    

72  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Infrastructure Program, Local Roads Package  Round 2, Acceptance of Funding be received.

2.    Council write to the General Manager, Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, RMS, to accept the funding offer for the projects as listed in the report.

3.    Council write to the Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, and Local Members expressing appreciation for their support and funding.

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4        Queen St, Streetscape Improvement Project, Update

Councillor Ben Goldfinch left the meeting, the time being 9:11pm.

Councillor Ben Goldfinch returned to the meeting, the time being 9:14pm.

73  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Prue Car MP seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen that the information contained in the report on Queen St, Streetscape Improvement Project, Update be received.

 

5        Application to Stronger Communities Program                                                           

74  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Application to Stronger Communities Program be received.

2.    Council support Team Colyton in their submission for a showpiece garden.

3.    Council provides matching funds of $5000 should the project submission be successful.

4.     Council congratulate the staff involved in delivering the Stronger Communities Program.

 

 

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

6        Acceptance of Grant Funding Offer - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2015/16

Councillor Prue Car MP left the meeting, the time being 9:23pm.

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

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Acceptance of Grant Funding Offer - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2015/16 be received.

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

a.   Penrith CBD Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - $100,000

b.   St Marys (Byrnes Creek) Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - $100,000.

3.    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.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

7        Circus Policy relating to circuses operating with non-domesticated exotic circus animals within the Local Government Area

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 9:29pm.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 9:34pm.

Councillor Prue Car MP returned to the meeting, the time being 9:37pm.

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

That

1.    The information contained in the report on Circus Policy relating to circuses operating with non-domesticated exotic circus animals within the Local Government Area be received.

 

2.    Council adopt the policy attached to this report relating to circuses operating on Council land.

 

3.    Council write to the Minister for Primary Industries, and for Lands and Water, MLC Niall Blair advocating an amendment to current NSW Government standards to ban the use of non-domesticated animals in circuses.

 

 

An AMENDMENT was moved by Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the information contained in the report on Circus Policy relating to circuses operating with non-domesticated exotic circus animals within the Local Government Area be received.

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

The AMENDMENT was LOST.

Councillor Michelle Tormey called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish                       

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

The MOTION was PUT.

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

Councillor Michelle Tormey called for a DIVISION.

For

Against

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa                      

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Prue Car MP

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 9:50pm.

 

8        2015-16 Borrowing Program                                                                                            

77  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2015-16 Borrowing Program be received.

2.    Council borrow the $7,925,000.

3.    The General Manager be given delegated authority to negotiate the loans in accordance with this resolution.

4.    The Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be affixed to those documents that are necessary to finalise these borrowings.

5.    The final terms and conditions of the borrowings be reported to Council upon completion of the contracts.

 

10      Council Property - Extinguishment of an Easement for Stormwater Drainage - 18-30 Vallance Street St Marys being Lot 66 DP 31909.                                                    

78  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Council Property - Extinguishment of an Easement for Stormwater Drainage - 18-30 Vallance Street St Marys being Lot 66 DP 31909. be received.

2.    Council resolve to extinguish the existing drainage easement burdening 18-30 Vallance Street St Marys being Lot 66 DP 31909, pending the creation of the new easement.

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

 

11      Appointment of a new Property Development Advisory Panel member                   

79  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Appointment of a new Property Development Advisory Panel member be received.

2.    The appointment of Angus Dawson to the Property Development Advisory Panel be endorsed.

3.    A letter of thanks be sent to Sean O’Toole to acknowledge his contribution as inaugural Chair of the Property Development Advisory Panel.

 

13      Tender Reference 15/16-13 Provision of a Performance Management System        

80  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 15/16-13 Provision of a Performance Management System be received.

2.    PageUp People Pty Ltd be accepted as the preferred tenderer for our performance management system for a contract sum of $225,600 ex GST for a period of three years.

 


 

 

14      Transport for NSW - Penrith Station upgrade - Licence of Council Land                 

81  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Transport for NSW - Penrith Station upgrade - Licence of Council Land be received.

2.    A Licence agreement be entered into with Transport for NSW for the use of Council owned land adjacent to Penrith Station, being Lot 3012 DP 1184498 until 30 July 2018, to allow for access to the land to undertake construction works for the upgrade of Penrith Station, for consideration of $1.

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

 

15      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February 2016 to 29 February 2016                                                                                                                                     

82  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 February 2016 to 29 February 2016 be received.

2.    The Certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summaries of Investments and Performance for the period 1 February 2016 to 29 February 2016 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 29 February 2016 be noted.

 

9        2016 National General Assembly of Local Government

Councillor Michelle Tormey left the meeting, the time being 9:51pm.

Councillor Michelle Tormey returned to the meeting, the time being 9:52pm.

83  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on 2016 National General Assembly of Local Government be received.

2.    Council nominate Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown as its voting delegate for the 2016 National General Assembly of Local Government.

3.    Council nominate Councillor Tricia Hitchen and any other interested and available Councillors as observers at the 2016 National General Assembly of Local Government.

4.    Leave of Absence be granted to all Councillors attending the 2016 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from 19-22 June 2016.

 

5.    A further report be prepared to the next Policy Review Committee or Ordinary Council meeting outlining draft motions to submit to the National General Assembly. 

 

12      Regional Strategic Alliance between Penrith City Council and Blue Mountains City Council

Councillor John Thain returned to the meeting, the time being 9:53pm.

Councillor Tricia Hitchen left the meeting, the time being 9:56pm.

Councillor Tricia Hitchen returned to the meeting, the time being 9:58pm.

Councillor Prue Car MP left the meeting at 9:59pm and did not return.

84  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Regional Strategic Alliance between Penrith City Council and Blue Mountains City Council be received.

2.     Council formally enter into a Regional Strategic Alliance with Blue Mountains City Council in accordance with the Draft Agreement subject to any minor changes required being made in consultation with the General Manager.

3.     Council delegate to the Alliance Board (Committee) the functions required in accordance with the Draft Agreement

4.     Council contribute $142,500 annually towards resourcing the Regional Strategic Alliance as outlined in the report.

5.     Council nominate Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown and Deputy Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM to be appointed as the Council’s representatives on the Alliance Board until the next Council election.

6.     Council nominate Councillor Greg Davies to be appointed as an alternate representative on the Alliance Board, should a Councillor delegate be unavailable.

7.     Council congratulate all staff and members who have been involved in the establishment of the Regional Strategic Alliance with Blue Mountains City Council.

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS and URGENT BUSINESS

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 10:09pm.

 

UB 1           Commercial Matter    

Councillor John Thain requested that a matter be referred to Committee of the Whole as it refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed reveal a trade secret  and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 


 

 

UB 2           Request for Donation to Our Community Cares Inc      

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested that an amount of $485 be allocated from North Ward voted works to Our Community Cares Inc to cover the cost of hire of the Harold Corr Hall to hold a High Tea fundraising event on 21 May 2016.

85  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

86  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an amount of $485 be allocated from North Ward voted works to Our Community Cares Inc to cover the cost of hire of the Harold Corr Hall to hold a High Tea fundraising event on 21 May 2016.

 

UB 3           Request for Leave of Absence    

Councillor Michelle Tormey requested Leave of Absence from 8 April 2016 to 27 April 2016 inclusive.

87  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

88  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Michelle Tormey from 8 April 2016 to 27 April 2016 inclusive.

 

RR 1           Rules for 24 Hour Gyms     

Councillor Maurice Girotto requested that his previous request submitted to Council’s Ordinary meeting of 23 March 2015 regarding Rules for 24 Hour Gyms be followed up, with Fitness Australia to be contacted for clarification of rules for the operation of 24 hour gyms.

 

RR 2           Black Spot Funding works carried out at Parker Street, Werrington      

Councillor Maurice Girotto requested that the Local Traffic Committee investigate the use of the area between the roadway and barrier as a pedestrian access at Parker Street, Werrington, with a view to providing signs or a separate pathway in this area to ensure safety of pedestrians currently walking along the side of the road.

 

UB 4           Filling of Land   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that this matter be referred to Committee of the Whole for discussion as it refers to information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 


 

 

RR 3           Lawson and Henry Streets, Penrith     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the Local Traffic Committee investigate modifications to the left turn lane at Lawson and Henry Streets, Penrith where vehicles are required to wait for right turn vehicles.

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto left the meeting, the time being 10:15pm.

 

RR 4           Overgrown shrubs at Lawson Street and Edwards Place, Penrith

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the overgrown shrubs at Lawson Street and Edwards Place, Penrith be trimmed.

 

RR 5           Road surface on The Northern Road, Llandilo     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply concerning the major failure in the road surface on The Northern Road, Llandilo at the south side of the intersection of Ninth Avenue, and heading north.

 

RR 6           Provision of Water to Properties in Llandilo

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that Council apply to the Federal Government to provide water connection to all properties in Llandilo.

 

RR 7           Wallacia School - Overgrown Shrubs 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the overgrown shrubs at Wallacia School be trimmed.

 

Councillor Maurice Girotto returned to the meeting, the time being 10:17pm.

 

RR 8           Alignment of Seventh Avenue, Llandilo with Vincent Road, Cranebrook        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested the Local Traffic Committee to investigate aligning Seventh Avenue, Llandilo and Vincent Road, Cranebrook with a view to installing a roundabout at this location.

 

RR 9           Trimming of Trees on Naturestrip along Nepean Avenue, Penrith

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested a memo reply concerning the possibility of trimming the trees on the naturestrip along Nepean Avenue, Penrith.

 

RR 10         Parking of Truck in front of 34 Greenway Drive, South Penrith

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested that Council officers investigate the matter of a truck parked outside 34 Greenway Drive, South Penrith.

 

RR 11         Representations from Members of Penrith Dance Community

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM requested a memo reply concerning a matter arising between members of the Penrith dance community and the Penrith CBD Corporation regarding equal opportunity in participating in local community events.

 

UB 5           Request for Donation to Platform Youth Services         

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that an amount of $2,500 be allocated equally from each Ward’s voted works to Platform Youth Services to match the fundraising conducted at the recent Penrith City Council Social Club Charity Golf Day held at Wallacia Golf Course.

89  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

90  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an amount of $2,500 be allocated equally from each Ward’s voted works to Platform Youth Services to match the fundraising conducted at the recent Penrith City Council Social Club Charity Golf Day held at Wallacia Golf Course.

 

RR 12         Woodriff Street, Penrith - Access to K-Mart

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that the Local Traffic Committee investigate north/south traffic travelling along Woodriff Street, Penrith turning right into K-mart, with the possibility of installing a median strip at this location to prevent right hand turns into K-mart.

 

RR 13         Possible Relocation Sites for Penrith Swimming Pool 

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a report to Council requesting the suitability of Jamison Park or land near the Whitewater Stadium as possible sites for the relocation of Penrith Swimming Pool, or any other sites considered suitable.

 

UB 6           Request for Leave of Absence    

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown requested Leave of Absence from 11 April 2016 to 15 April 2016 inclusive.

91  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

92  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that Leave of Absence be granted to Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown from 11 April 2016 to 15 April 2016 inclusive.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

93  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 10:24pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

 

Outcome 2

 

2        North South Rail                                                                                                                

 

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        Queen Street Project

 

          This matter has been referred to Committee of the Whole as it refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed reveal a trade secret  and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

4        Filling of Land

 

This matter has been referred to Committee of the Whole as it refers to information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 10:55pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 10:24pm on 21 March 2016, the following being present

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Maurice Girotto, Ben Goldfinch, Tricia Hitchen, John Thain and Michelle Tormey.

 

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        North South Rail                                                                                                                

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on North South Rail be received.

2.     Council endorse participation in the collaborative approach outlined in this report.

3.     A further report be presented to Council when the technical information to support Council’s submission study has been finalised.

 

 


 

 

3        Queen Street Project 

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

CW3 That Council enhance its communication strategy for residents and businesses in relation to the Queen Street Project.

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

94  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW, CW2 and CW3 be adopted.

 

 

UB 7           Donation to Red Shield Appeal  

Councillor Greg Davies requested that an amount of $1,500 ($500 per Ward) be allocated from voted works to the Red Shield Appeal for Penrith and that the donation be presented at the launch of the Appeal. 

95  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

96  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that an amount of $1,500 ($500 per Ward) be allocated from voted works to the Red Shield Appeal for Penrith and that the donation be presented at the launch of the Appeal. 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 10:58pm.

 

 

 

 

I certify that these 16 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 21 March 2016.

 

 

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