CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2016 AT 7:03PM

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

PRC 37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Ben Goldfinch that an apology be received for Councillor Prue Car MP.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 11 July 2016

PRC 38  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 July 2016 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor John Thain declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Signficant in Item 4 – Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) as his son accesses services provided by Thorndale.

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Signficant in Item 4 – Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) as he is the chairperson for AFFORD.

 

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Signficant in Item 4 – Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) as she is the chairperson of NOVA employment.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest – Less than Signficant in Item 2 – High St, Linear Park concept amendment as he owns a number of properties in High Street, which are located in the vicinity of the proposal subject to the report.

 

ADDRESSING THE MEETING

 

Ms Andrea Grieve

 

Item 1 – Council’s Position on Western Sydney Airport

 

Ms Grieve, spokesperson for No Badgerys Creek Airport Inc. and an affected person, spoke to the recommendation and stated her concerns regarding the impact the airport will have on infrastructure, health and surrounding residents. Ms Grieve also cited concerns around the airport noise and increased traffic congestion.

 

PRC 39  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 7:09pm.

 

 

Ms Grieve concluded by adding that there are community concerns regarding the impact the increased traffic will have on the roads and the curfew of the airport.

 

Mr Peter Moriarty

 

Item 1 – Council’s Position on Western Sydney Airport

 

Mr Moriarty, an affected person, spoke to the recommendation, expressing his concerns over the noise, air quality, traffic congestion and infrastructure from the proposed airport. Mr Moriarty spoke about community communication and the impact the airport will have on residents.

 

PRC 40  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete his address, the time being 7:18pm.

 

Mr Moriarty concluded by requesting Council oppose the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that was conducted last December.

 

Mr Peter Dollin

 

Item 1 – Council’s Position on Western Sydney Airport

 

Mr Dollin, an interested citizen, spoke to the recommendation, expressing his concerns regarding the air quality and noise impacts the airports will have on Penrith City’s amenity, recreational areas, schools and homes. Mr Dollin further expressed his concerns the impact the proposed airport will have on Penrith City and surrounding Local Government Areas. Mr Dollin stated that Council should reconsider its support for the Western Sydney Airport.

 

Mr Gordon Henwood

 

Item 2 – High St, Linear Park concept amendment

 

Mr Henwood, and interested citizen and property owner, spoke against the proposed recommendation and stated his concerns the amendments would have on the day-time and night-time economy. Mr Henwood highlighted outdoor dining as an important part of activating the street just as public space is equally important. Mr Henwood does not believe temporary structures encourage the long-term business decisions required to grow the night-time economy.

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen arrived at the meeting the time being 7:28pm.

 

  DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

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

 

3        Access Committee - Highlights 2012-16

The Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown and Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM presented certificates to the Access Committee members.                                                                         

PRC 41  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM seconded Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

 

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Access Committee - Highlights 2012-16 be received.

2.    The community members be thanked and presented with Certificates of Appreciation for their contribution to the Access Committee’s achievements during the 2012-2016 term.

 

4        Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs)

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 8:11pm.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:12pm.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:14pm.

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 8:15pm.

 

PRC 42  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) be received.

2.    Kerrie Langford, National Employment Manager with National Disability Services be thanked for her presentation on Australian Disability Enterprises.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

2        High St, Linear Park concept amendment

Having previously declared a Pecuniary interest, Councillor Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:17pm.

PRC 43  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the item be deferred to a future Council meeting.

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Council's Position on Western Sydney Airport

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:28pm.

 

A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Maurice Girotto seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

          That:

1.         The information contained in the report on Council's Position on Western Sydney Airport be received.

2.         The residents of Penrith LGA be recognised as the Key Stake Holders.

3.         The Key Stake Holders be engaged fully and informed of all aspects positive and negative of the proposed airport via public forums, working parties and information distribution.

4.         On completion of this process we are to be guided by the community via survey or poll

5.         For this process to commence as soon as possible with in this year and in conjunction with Blacktown and Blue Mountains Councils.

PRC 44  An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the information contained in the report on Council's Position on Western Sydney Airport be received.

 

The AMENDMENT was PUT.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that names be recorded.

For

Against

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Maurice Girotto

Councillor Ben Goldfinch

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Jackie Greenow OAM

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Michelle Tormey

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

 

 

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

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish and Michelle Tormey left the meeting and did not return, the time being 9:20pm.

 

RR 1           Council Policy in respect pf suitable grass  

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply concerning why Council is not adhering to Council policies particularly in respect to the use of invasive grasses.

 

RR 2           Telecommunication Access at Claremont Meadows     

Councillor Greg Davies requested that the Mayor write to the Federal Minister for communication requesting urgent action to address the telecommunication access at the new Claremont Meadows estate off Caddens Road.

 

 There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:25pm.

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 8 August 2016.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date