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23 May 2018

 

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that an ORDINARY MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 28 May 2018 at 7:00PM.

Attention is directed to the statement accompanying this notice of the business proposed to be transacted at the meeting.

Yours faithfully

 

 

Alan Stoneham

General Manager

 

BUSINESS

 

1.           LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence has been granted to:

Councillor Greg Davies - 24 May 2018 to 3 June 2018 inclusive.

2.           APOLOGIES

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 30 April 2018.

Extraordinary Council Meeting - 21 May 2018.

4.           DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Pecuniary Interest (The Act requires Councillors who declare a pecuniary interest in an item to leave the meeting during discussion of that item)

Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant and Less than Significant (The Code of Conduct requires Councillors who declare a significant non-pecuniary conflict of interest in an item to leave the meeting during discussion of that item)

 

5.           ADDRESSING COUNCIL

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION AND QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

9.           ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEES

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 7 May 2018.

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 14 May 2018.

10.         DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

11.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

12.         URGENT BUSINESS

13.         COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


ORDINARY MEETING

 

Monday 28 May 2018

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION OF PENRITH CITY’S ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

COUNCIL CHAMBER seating arrangements

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

report and recommendations of committees

 

 

DELIVERY program reports


 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA  FAIR

 

 

 

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 



Statement of Recognition of

Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage

 

 

Council values the unique status of Aboriginal people as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters, including the land and waters of Penrith City.

 

Council values the unique status of Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners and custodians of the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

 

We work together for a united Australia and City that respects this land of ours, that values the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage, and provides justice and equity for all.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

 

“Sovereign God, tonight as we gather together as a Council we affirm that you are the giver and sustainer of life.  We come together as representatives of our community to make decisions that will benefit this city and the people within it. 

 

We come not in a spirit of competition, not as adversaries, but as colleagues.  Help us to treat each other with respect, with dignity, with interest and with honesty.  Help us not just to hear the words we say, but also to hear each others hearts.  We seek to be wise in all that we say and do.

 

As we meet, our concern is for this city.  Grant us wisdom, courage and strength.

 

Lord, help us.  We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

Council Chambers

Seating Arrangements


For members of the public addressing the meeting


 

 

 

Lectern


 

 

Executive Managers


 

 

 

Assistant General Manager Craig Butler


Executive Manager - Community Vicki O’Kelly

General Manager
Alan Stoneham

His Worship the Mayor Councillor John Thain



Governance Coordinator Adam Beggs






Minute Clerk

MediaClr Marcus Cornish

North Ward

 

Clr Bernard Bratusa

East Ward

 

 

Clr Tricia Hitchen

East Ward

 

 

Clr Brian Cartwright

South Ward

 

 

Clr Mark Davies

South Ward

 

 

Clr Jim Aitken OAM

Public GalleryNorth Ward

 

 

Clr Ross Fowler OAM

South Ward

 

 

Clr Kevin Crameri OAM

North Ward

Clr Karen McKeown

South Ward

 

Clr Aaron Duke

North Ward

 

Clr Todd Carney

East Ward

 

Clr Greg Davies

East Ward

 

Clr Robin Cook

East Ward

 

Clr Kath Presdee

ManagersSouth Ward

 

 

Executive Managers


 


Oath of Office

 

I swear that I will undertake the duties of the office of Councillor in the best interests of the people of Penrith and the Penrith City Council and that I will faithfully and impartially carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in me under the Local Government Act 1993 or any other Act to the best of my ability and judgment.

 

 

Affirmation of Office

 

I solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will undertake the duties of the office of Councillor in the best interests of the people of Penrith and the Penrith City Council and that I will faithfully and impartially carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in me under the Local Government Act 1993 or any other Act to the best of my ability and judgment.

 

 

2016 General Election – taken/made at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 26 September 2016, Minute Number 272

 

2018 By-Election – taken/made by Councillor Brian Cartwright on 17 May 2018 and Councillor Robin Cook on 21 May 2018 before the Chief Governance Officer, Stephen Britten, an Australian Legal Practitioner

 

 

Local Government Act 1993, Section 233A

 


Council_Mark_POS_RGB2018 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2018 - December 2018

(Adopted by Council - 27 November 2017)

 

 

 

TIME

JAN

FEB

MAR

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

17

 

 

26@

26

30v

28#

25*

23

27@

   

   24^ü

 

29

26#+

 

Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

12

12

16

14

4

9

13

3

8

12

10

 

 v

Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Delivery Program and Operational Plan) are endorsed for exhibition

 *

Meeting at which the draft corporate planning documents (Delivery Program and Operational Plan) are adopted

 #

Meetings at which the Operational Plan quarterly reviews (May and September) are presented

 @

Meetings at which the Delivery Program progress reports (including the Operational Plan quarterly reviews for December and June) are presented

 ^

Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2017-2018 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2017-2018 Annual Statements are presented

 +

Meeting at which the Annual Report is presented

-            Extraordinary Meetings are held as required.

-            Members of the public are invited to observe meetings of the Council (Ordinary and Policy Review Committee).

Should you wish to address Council, please contact Governance Coordinator, Adam Beggs on 4732 7597

 



UNCONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 30 APRIL 2018 AT 7:05PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by Governance Coordinator, Adam Beggs.

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown and Kath Presdee.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 26 March 2018

58  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 26 March 2018 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Kath Presdee declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 14 - Exhibition of draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and draft 2018-19 Operational Plan (including draft 2018-19 Fees & Charges) as she is on the Executive Committee of one of the community groups mentioned in the report.

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

59  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:10pm.

 

Mr Stephen Abbot

 

Notice of Motion – Proposed Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection Corridor

 

Mr Abbot, affected person and a member of the Castlereagh Actin Group, spoke in support of the Notice of Motion and thanked Council for its support. Mr Abbot explained he has lived in Castlereagh for 20 years and the great impact the proposed corridor will have on his family home and many others around the area. Mr Abbot further expressed his concerns of the proposed corridor that will cut a wide path through historic Castlereagh, one of the most significant locations in Australia’s colonial history. Mr Abbot speaks on behalf of the residents of Castlereagh, Llandilo and Cranebrook and stated that affected residents are not trying to stop infrastructure but want the 1951 corridor left where it is. He believes this is a significant issue and urged Councillors to reject the NSW Government’s decision to move the corridor. 

 

Ms Mary Vella

 

Notice of Motion – Proposed Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection Corridor

 

Ms Vella, affected person and member of the Castlereagh Action Group, spoke in support of the Notice of Motion. Ms Vella expressed her concerns of the proposed corridor and stated Castlereagh Freeway should be left where it currently is. Ms Vella further explained to Council the lack of consultation with residents of the proposed plans and how these changes will impact on the community, residents home and local businesses of Castlereagh, Llandilo and Cranebrook. Ms Vella further stated the large impact this will have on schools taking away important school fields and will decimate the local heritage. The affected communities are not opposed to the infrastructure but the NSW Government should leave the corridor where it was already planned for in 1951. Ms Vella stated the Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Document has a lot of inaccuracies and does not consider the impacts on residents. Ms Vella voiced the concerns of the community and local residents and the meetings with local and federal members to stop this damaging change.

 

60 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that an extension of time be granted to the speaker so that she may finish her address, the time being 7:27pm.

 

Ms Vella stated that Stuart Ayres MP should revert back and guarantee the 1951 corridor and concluded by asking the Councillors to support the residents and reject the NSW Governments proposed corridor.

 

Mr Patrick Serobian

 

Notice of Motion – Proposed Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection Corridor

 

Mr Serobian, affected person and member of the Castlereagh Action Group, spoke in support of the Notice of Motion. Mr Serobian expressed the NSW Governments proposed changes to the existence of the 1951 corridor will impact on hundreds of family homes, schools, local businesses and cause damage to flora and fauna. Mr Serobian outlined that the proposal has instilled fear and vulnerability into the residents of Castlereagh, Llandilo and Cranebrook. Most importantly the significant impact on the grounds of St Pauls Grammar School will be largely impacted. Mr Serobian continued to explain the community was not previously informed on the proposal of the corridor and speaks on behalf of the residents in feeling betrayal of trust in the NSW government. Mr Serobian and local residents are not against the infrastructure but requested that Councillors support residents and to leave the 1951 corridor where it currently is.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

61  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:35pm.


 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Ben Felten - World Land Speed Record

Councillors Tricia Hitchen, Marcus Cornish and Ross Fowler OAM spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.          

62  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the Mayoral Minute on Ben Felten - World Land Speed Record be received.

 

2        Six staff awarded Louise Petchell Sustainability Scholarship 2018

Councillor Karen McKeown spoke in support of the Mayoral Minute.                                         

63  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Karen McKeown that the Mayoral Minute on Six staff awarded Louise Petchell Sustainability Scholarship 2018 be received.

 

Notices of Motion

 

1        Proposed Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection Corridor                                

64  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Aaron Duke seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

 

1.    Penrith City Council notes that in consulting on an alternative corridor to the existing 1951 Castlereagh Corridor a large number of property owners are affected by possible compulsory acquisition of property.

2.    Penrith City Council express concern with the methodology of consultation with the community.

3.    Penrith City Council endorses the use of the 1951 Corridor for the future road over the alternative corridor as identified by TfNSW in the current consultation documents.

4.    Penrith City Council formally commits to the support of the 1951 corridor in its submission to the State Government.

5.    TfNSW enter into consultation with City Deal and Alliance Partners (Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains) in adopting the 1951 route for the Castlereagh Freeway. That consultation to include community associations, residents and Deerubbin Land Council.

6.    Affected residents be advised of Council’s Submission.

7.    Council not support any rezoning proposal to the original 1951 corridor.

Councillor Aaron Duke requested names be recorded.

For

Against

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor John Thain

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

 

The Mayor called a short recess, the time being 8:06pm.

 

Councillors Aaron Duke, Karen McKeown, Greg Davies, Todd Carney and Ross Fowler OAM left the chambers, the time being 8:06pm.

 

The meeting resumed at 8:13pm.

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee held on the 9 April 2018                                                                                                                                     

65  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 9 April, 2018 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee held on 11 April 2018     

66  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 April, 2018 be adopted.

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 16 April 2018                                                                                                                           

67  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 16 April, 2018 be adopted.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Council's Advocacy Strategy

Councillors Aaron Duke, Karen McKeown, Greg Davies and Todd Carney returned to the meeting, the time being 8:15pm.    

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:17pm.

68  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Council's Advocacy Strategy be received.

2.    The Draft Advocacy Strategy be adopted.

3.    The General Manager be delegated authority to correct any minor typographical errors and editing (that do not alter the intent of the strategy) to facilitate publishing the Advocacy Strategy.

4.     Regional Roads and Connectivity move from second tier projects to Flagship Priorities.

5.     Councils advocacy strategy note council’s opposition to the Proposed Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection Corridor.

 

2        Nomination for a Second Alternate Panel Member to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel                                                                                                                   

69  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Nomination for a Second Alternate Panel Member to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel be received.

2.    The General Manager nominate a Council officer as an alternate member of the Sydney Western City Planning Panel.

3.    The Panel Secretariat of the Sydney Western City Planning Panel be advised of the outcome of the nomination.

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

3        Works on Private Land to enable Shared-use path in Jane Street, Penrith - Section 67 Local Government Act 1993                                                                                        

70  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Works on Private Land to enable Shared-use path in Jane Street, Penrith - Section 67 Local Government Act 1993 be received.

2.    Council agree to the works to be undertaken on private land and that no charges be applied to Westfield Penrith (owners of 569-595 High Street, Penrith) for the construction of new accessible ramp and associated signage and linemarking as part of Stage 2 Jane Street Penrith Shared-use Path Project, NSW “Active Transport Program”.

3.    Westfield Penrith be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

4        T00057 Truck and Plant Hire                                                                                            

71  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on T00057 Truck and Plant Hire be received.

2.    A three (3) year contract with the option to extend for a further two (2) x one (1) year periods, subject to mutual agreement and satisfactory performance, be awarded to the companies for the specified services, listed in Table 1 – Selected Recommended Panel of Contractors as detailed in the Tender Reference T00057 Truck and Plant Hire, subject to the execution of formal agreements.

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

 

6        Tender Reference 17/18-23 - Construction of North Street Carpark and Roundabout, Penrith                                                                                                                                

72  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 17/18-23 - Construction of North Street Carpark and Roundabout, Penrith be received.

2.    Western Earthmoving be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the Construction of North Street Carpark and Roundabout, Penrith, for an amount of $1,803,111 excluding GST.

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

 

5        Tender Reference 17/18-19 - Construction of The Northern Road Intersections Upgrade                                                                                                                              

73  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 17/18-19 - Construction of The Northern Road Intersections Upgrade be received.

2.    Delaney Civil Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the Construction of The Northern Road Intersections Upgrade for an amount of $3,084,492.42 excluding GST.

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

 

 Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

7        Tender Reference 17/18-16 - Construction of Tench Boat Ramp and Trailer Parking, Jamisontown                                                                                                                     

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

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 17/18-16 - Construction of Tench Boat Ramp and Trailer Parking, Jamisontown  be received.

2.    Land & Marine OE Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the Construction of Tench Boat Ramp and Trailer Parking, Jamisontown for an amount of $5,815,475.00 excluding GST.

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

 

8        Tender Reference 17/18-17 - Design Services at Soper Place, Penrith                      

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

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 17/18-17 - Design Services at Soper Place, Penrith be received.

2.    GHD Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for Stage 1 of the Design Services at Soper Place, Penrith, for an amount of $204,750 excluding GST.

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

 

9        NSW Boating Now Programme Round 2 - Acceptance of Funding                            

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

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on NSW Boating Now Programme Round 2 - Acceptance of Funding be received.

2.    Council accept the Transport for NSW grant of $150,000, offered under the NSW Boating Now program and confirm the allocation of matching funding as detailed in the report.

3.    Letters of thanks be sent to the Member for Penrith, The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, and the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP.

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

12      The Hat Project - Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program - Grant Application

77  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia  Hitchen seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on The Hat Project - Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program - Grant Application be received.

2.    Council endorse the grant application for $30,000 to Create NSW for The Hat Project under the Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program.

 

 

10      NSW Government Cultural Infrastructure Plan                                                             

78  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on NSW Government Cultural Infrastructure Plan be received.

2.    Council endorse the submission on the draft Plan to the Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office including the key points made in this report.

3.    Council write to the NSW Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, the Hon Don Harwin MLC, the NSW Minister for the Arts, and the Hon Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Western Sydney, expressing Council’s disappointment at the lack of an adequately funded and resourced Western Sydney Cultural Infrastructure Strategy.

 

11      Access Committee - Revised Terms of Reference                                                        

79  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Access Committee - Revised Terms of Reference be received.

2.    The revised Access Committee Terms of Reference as at Appendix 1 be adopted.

3.    The term of current community members on Council’s Access Committee be extended from two years to four years, ending their term at the same time as the end of the current Councillor term.

4.     The words ‘and the elderly’ be incorporated in the Terms of Reference.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

15      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 March 2018                                                                                                                                             

80  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 March 2018 be received.

2.    The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 March 2018 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 31 March 2018 be noted.

 

 

 

 

13      Write-Off Unrecoverable Rates and Sundry Debtor Accounts                                    

81  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Jim Aitken OAM seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Write-Off Unrecoverable Rates and Sundry Debtor Accounts be received.

2.    The four accounts totalling $32,941.38 outlined in this report be written off.

3.     A memo be sent to all Councillors on the owners of the properties mentioned in the report.

 

14      Exhibition of draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and draft 2018-19 Operational Plan (including draft 2018-19 Fees & Charges)                                                                      

82  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Exhibition of draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and draft 2018-19 Operational Plan (including draft 2018-19 Fees & Charges) be received.

2.    In accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the Revised Community Plan, Draft Delivery Program 2017-21 (incorporating the Operational Plan for 2018-19 and draft Fees and Charges 2018-19) be placed on public exhibition for 28 days commencing on Wednesday 9 May 2018 and closing on Wednesday 6 June 2018 (inclusive).

3.    The public exhibition arrangements are implemented as detailed in this report, and submissions from the community are invited.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Local Planning Panel          

Councillor Kath Presdee requested a memo reply to all Councillors providing details of the selection criteria used to select the Community Representatives for the Local Planning Panel and a brief biography of the successful candidates, including the Alternate Panel Member.

 

RR 2           State Government Funding Day Care and Early Childhood Services     

Councillor Kath Presdee requested a memo reply to all Councillors on the State Government ‘legacy’ funding for long day care and early childhood services (including support for the Toy Library run through the Penrith Library Service). This funding is currently planned to cease on 30 June 2018 and had been extended 12 months. The memorandum needs to include the amount of money currently at risk, an outline of services that this money currently funds, the impact of the loss of this funding on the community, contingency plans (if any) to continue those services that will lose funding and steps taken by Council to lobby for the continuation of this funding to support these services.

 

 

 

RR 3           DA for Child Care Centre at Cadda Ridge Road, Claremont Meadows   

Councillor Greg Davies has received a submission with concerns about a development application for a child care centre at Cadda Ridge Road, Claremont Meadows. Councillor Davies requested the submission and a number of others are given significant consideration when assessing the proposal and Council notify the residents of the number of submissions received.

 

RR 4           Vacant property at Comet Glen, St Clair      

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to Council regarding a vacant property at Comet Glen, St Clair. This vacant land has been an ongoing problem for 10 years and the report should include what action is being taken to address the matter.

 

RR 5           Wi-Fi Hotspot at St Marys Community Corner     

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to Council on the installation of a Wi-Fi hotspot at St Marys Community Corner.

 

UB 1           Nepean Evening View Club

Councillor Karen McKeown requested that a total amount of $646 be allocated from South Ward voted works to Nepean Evening View Club to purchase a projector.

83 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

84 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Mark Davies that a total amount of $646 be allocated from South Ward voted works to Nepean Evening View Club to purchase a projector.

 

RR 6           Bus Shelter       

Councillor Karen McKeown requested a memo reply to all Councillors with an indicative cost on provision of a bus shelter specifically near Anglican Church Glenmore Park.

 

RR 7           Wilson Park, Llandilo

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested Council officers replace the lights that are out at Llandilo Park.

 

RR 8           Curb on Northern Road south of Ninth Avenue   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested Council officers install gutter on Northern Road just south of Ninth Avenue to stop water flowing across road then flow back through the culvert currently causing flooding and gravel build up on the road.

 

RR 9           Correspondence to FOWSER     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested Council send a letter to FOWSER and our delegates to see if they have received previous correspondence and follow up on a response to questions.

 

RR 10         Noxious Weeds

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested further information on the possibility of sending information on noxious weeds with rate notices.

 

RR 11         Line Marking     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested line marking on Fourth Avenue Llandilo due to the increase in traffic through the area.

 

RR 12         Commercial Matter - Llandilo RFS Site        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that a matter be 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.

 

RR 13         Commercial Matter - Jordan Springs  

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that a matter be 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.

 

RR 14         Colour Bond Fence, Glenmore Park   

Councillor Mark Davies requested Council officers investigate rear colour bond fence at 37-47 Tall Trees Drive, Glenmore Park of residents onto council shared bike lane fence is collapsing in places due to bad foundations.

 

RR 15         Mitchell Street, South Penrith     

Councillor Mark Davies requested Council officers investigate overgrown property, fire and health risks related to 9 Mitchell Street, South Penrith.

 

RR 16         Timber fence, Glenmore Parkway       

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested Council officers investigate timber fence along Glenmore Parkway. 

 

RR 17         Claremont Meadows Shopping Centre

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested Council officers improve Claremont Meadows Shopping Centre car park. The consent included a detailed landscaping plan and an ongoing maintenance agreement that obviously has not been kept. Clr Hitchen requested the compliance team speak with Centre Management about possible improvements to the look of the shopping centre.

 

RR 18         Dog Park, Melville Road St Clair

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested Council officers visit the dog park at Melville Road St Clair and work out a plan to increase the size of the off leash area and report back to Council with a costing for seats, water etc.

 

UB 2           Claremont Meadows Public School    

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that a total amount of $7000 be allocated from East Ward voted works to build a pathway from the rear of Claremont Meadows Public School to the reserve for the use of school students and local residents to safely access the reserve.

85 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

86 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown seconded Councillor Greg Davies that a total amount of $7000 be allocated from East Ward voted works to build a pathway from the rear of Claremont Meadows Public School to the reserve for the use of school students and local residents to safely access the reserve.

 

RR 19         Laneway footpath Pinto Place, St Clair        

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested the laneway from Pinto Place to Reddington Avenue, St Clair be replaced as wheelchairs cannot access the footpath due to damage.

 

RR 20         Penrith RSL Rugby Union 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a memo reply to all Councillors detailing Councils intentions to guarantee playing fields for junior rugby union within the Penrith LGA.

 

RR 21         Wallacia Golf Club     

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a memo reply to all Councillors on the outcomes of the meeting with planning ministers regarding Wallacia Golf Club.

 

RR 22         Personnel matter - GM recruitment     

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested that a matter be referred to committee of the whole as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

RR 23         Street Name Selection        

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memo reply to all Councillors on how street names are chosen in new housing development areas. Councillor Cornish requested more areas should be ‘themed’ as in St Marys with Australia, Adelaide, Sydney streets are grouped together as a part from interest value they are good for navigation.

 

RR 24         Crossing signs 

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a sign to be placed at the perceived crossing outside The Joan to alert pedestrians that it is not a pedestrian crossing.

 

RR 25         Letter to Minister Stuart Ayres   

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a letter be sent to Minister Stuart Ayres requesting that the old ambulance station on the Great Western Highway be used by St Johns Ambulance for training purposes.

 

RR 26         Landscaping Plants, Lang Park 

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested the landscaping plants that were stolen from Lang Park between Queen Street and West Lane be replaced.

 

RR 27         Heritage Grant Funding     

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a report back to council on further information on Heritage Grant Funding currently at $35,000 less than 2008. The Heritage Advisory Committee has moved a motion to have funding for the Grants increased to $100,000 per year.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

87 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Kath Presdee that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 8:55pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

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

 

2        Commercial Matter - Llandilo RFS Site                                                                           

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that a matter be 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        Commercial Matter - Jordan Springs                                                                              

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that a matter be 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.

 

4        Personnel matter - GM recruitment                                                                                 

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested that a matter be referred to committee of the whole as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 9:18pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8:55pm on 30 April 2018, the following being present

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Kevin Crameri OAM, Marcus Cornish, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown and Kath Presdee.

 

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                 Commercial Matter - Llandilo RFS Site        

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

                CW2 That the verbal response on Commercial Matter – Llandilo RFS Site be noted.

 

3                 Commercial Matter - Jordan Springs  

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

          CW3 That the verbal response on Commercial Matter – Jordan Springs be noted.

 

4                 Personnel matter - GM recruitment     

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

          CW4 That the verbal response on Personnel matter - GM recruitment be noted.

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

88 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Kath Presdee that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2, CW3, CW4 be adopted.

 

UB 3           Leave of Absence      

Councillor Greg Davies requested a Leave of Absence from 7 May 2018 to 12 May 2018 inclusive and 24 May 2018 to 3 June 2018 inclusive.

89 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

90 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Ross Fowler that Councillor Greg Davies be granted Leave of Absence from 7 May 2018 to 12 May 2018 inclusive and 24 May 2018 to 3 June 2018 inclusive.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:21pm.

 


UNCONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

PASSADENA ROOM

ON MONDAY 21 MAY 2018 AT 7:00PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown and Kath Presdee.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

 

Committee of the Whole

 

91 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Aaron Duke that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 7:05pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Aaron Duke that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Senior Staff Matters                                                                                                          

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

 

The meeting resumed at 9:45pm and the Governance Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 7:05pm on 21 May 2018, the following being present

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Ross Fowler OAM, Karen McKeown and Kath Presdee.

 

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        Senior Staff Matters                                                                                                          

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

CW2 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Senior Staff Matters, circulated to Councillors at the meeting, be received.

2.    Subject to the successful negotiation of an Employment Contract, the preferred candidate, as selected in Committee of the Whole on 21 May 2018, be appointed to the position of General Manager of the Council.

3.    The Mayor be authorised to negotiate and enter into the Employment Contract on behalf of Council.

4.    The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be affixed to the Employment Contract and any necessary documentation.

5.    The details of the recruitment process be reported to the Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled for 28 May 2018.

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

92 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Aaron Duke that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1 and CW2 be adopted.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:48pm.

 

 


PENRITH CITY COUNCIL

 

Procedure for Addressing Meetings

 

Anyone can request permission to address a meeting, providing that the number of speakers is limited to three in support of any proposal and three against.

 

Any request about an issue or matter on the Agenda for the meeting can be lodged with the General Manager or Public Officer up until 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

 

Prior to the meeting the person who has requested permission to address the meeting will need to provide the Public Officer with a written statement of the points to be covered during the address in sufficient detail so as to inform the Councillors of the substance of the address and a written copy of any questions to be asked of the Council in order that responses to those questions can be provided in due course.

 

In addition, prior to addressing the meeting a person addressing Council or Committee will be informed that they do not enjoy any privilege and that permission to speak may be withdrawn should they make inappropriate comments.

 

It should be noted that persons who wish to address the Council are addressing a formal part of the Council Meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting should give consideration to their dress attire. Smart casual is a minimum that is thought to be appropriate when addressing such a forum.

 

It should be noted that speakers at meetings of the Council or Committee do not have absolute privilege (parliamentary privilege).  A speaker who makes any potentially offensive or defamatory remarks about any other person may render themselves open to legal action.

 

Prior to addressing the meeting the person will be required to sign the following statement:

 

“I (name) understand that the meeting I intend to address on (date) is a public meeting.  I also understand that should I say or present any material that is inappropriate, I may be subject to legal action.  I also acknowledge that I have been informed to obtain my own legal advice about the appropriateness of the material that I intend to present at the above mentioned meeting”.

 

Should a person fail to sign the above statement then permission to address either the Council or Committee will not be granted.

 

The Public Officer or Minute Clerk will speak to those people who have requested permission to address the meeting, prior to the meeting at 7.15pm.

 

It is up to the Council or Committee to decide if the request to address the meeting will be granted.

 

Where permission is to be granted the Council or Committee, at the appropriate time, will suspend only so much of the Standing Orders to allow the address to occur.

 

The Chairperson will then call the person up to the lectern or speaking area.

 

The person addressing the meeting needs to clearly indicate:

 

·  Their name;

 

·  Organisation or group they are representing (if applicable);

 

·  Details of the issue to be addressed and the item number of the report in the Business Paper;

 

·  Whether they are opposing or supporting the issue or matter (if applicable) and the action they would like the meeting to take;

 

·      The interest of the speaker (e.g. affected person, neighbour, applicant,       applicants spokesperson, interested citizen etc).

 

Each person then has five minutes to make their address.  Those addressing Council will be required to speak to the written statement they have submitted.  Permission to address Council is not to be taken as an opportunity to refute or otherwise the points made by previous speakers on the same issue. 

 

The Council or Committee can extend this time if they consider if appropriate, however, everyone needs to work on the basis that the address will be for five minutes only.

 

Councillors may have questions about the address so people are asked to remain at the lectern or in the speaking area until the Chairperson has thanked them.

 

When this occurs, they should then return to their seat.

 

Glenn McCarthy

Public Officer

02 4732 7649                                               

   


Mayoral Minutes

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Multicultural NSW Advisory Board Visits Penrith City                                                       1

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

Mayoral Minute

Multicultural NSW Advisory Board Visits Penrith City

           

 

On Friday 18 May it was my pleasure to host an official welcome to the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board on their visit to Penrith City along with approximately 40 community members .

 

Multicultural NSW is the agency that provides advice for the NSW Government in building community harmony and understanding in communities across the state. The Advisory Board provides support to Multicultural NSW in these endeavours. Their visit to Penrith saw them engage and consult with members of Council’s Multicultural Working Party, residents, and local social service organisations on matters of interest and concern to the City’s multicultural communities.

 

They were also made aware of the rapidly growing number of residents from different language and cultural backgrounds in the City and the importance of all levels of government continuing to contribute to social inclusion and community connection.

 

The Advisory Board also had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of students from Cambridge Park Public School and Chifley College Dunheved Campus. The students promoted the achievements of their schools in supporting a harmonious school environment and mutual understanding and respect between students.

 

The Hon Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for WestConnex, and Minister for Sport presented Council with a grant of $5,000 from Multicultural NSW for Council’s Spicy Penrith event, scheduled for October 13 2018 at The Joan.  In his welcome, Chairperson of the Advisory Board Dr Hari Harinath praised Penrith Council and our communities for the proactive initiatives taken to contribute to a welcoming City for new residents from different language and cultural backgrounds. This was followed by a structured opportunity for some networking and discussion between residents and Advisory Board members.

 

In the afternoon Nepean Multicultural Access hosted the Advisory Board at St Marys Community Centre.  Participants in two Council projects, Spicy Penrith and the Multi-faith Roundtable, presented to the gathering on their achievements and upcoming initiatives to continue building respect and understanding between our communities.

 

The afternoon session concluded with a cultural performance and presentations.

 

The visit was a great success and Councillor McKeown received a presentation from the Board to Council on my behalf.

 

Councillor John Thain

Mayor

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the Mayoral Minute on Multicultural NSW Advisory Board Visits Penrith City be received.

 

  


Reports of Committees

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting on 7 May 2018   1

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 14 May 2018                                                                                                                                    7

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Local Traffic Committee MEETING

HELD ON 7 May, 2018

 

 

 

PRESENT

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Representative for the Member for Penrith), Councillor Karen McKeown (Council Representative), Laura Van Putten – Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Senior Constable Stephen Page – Nepean PAC (Police Area Command).  

IN ATTENDANCE

Councillor Marcus Cornish, Steve Grady – Busways, Donson Phetrasy – Lendlease, Justin Snellenburg – Lendlease, Adam Wilkinson (Chair) – Engineering Services Manager, David Drozd – Traffic Engineering Coordinator, Graham Green – Senior Traffic Engineer, Daniel Davidson – Senior Traffic Engineer, Stephen Pham – Trainee Engineer, Noel Fuller – Ranger & Animal Services Coordinator, Bernie Meier – Signs and Linemarking Officer.

 

APOLOGIES

Councillor Aaron Duke (Representative for the Member for Londonderry), Wayne Mitchell – Executive Manager Environment and City Development, Sergeant Matthew Shirvington – Nepean PAC, Nick Veljanovski – Transit Systems NSW, Jodie Mallia - Comfort Delgro Cabcharge NSW (Blue Mountains Transit), Ruth Byrnes – Senior Traffic Officer, Catherine Waerner – Road Safety Officer.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 9 April 2018

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 9 April 2018 were confirmed, subject to the following discussion points being included:

 

Item 2 Seventh Avenue, Llandilo – Proposed Changes to Signage and Line Marking

 

Laura Van Putten of RMS suggested to the Committee that amendments be made to the

length of the proposed Bus Zone and ‘No Stopping’ zone on the northern side of Seventh

Avenue, Llandilo due to minimal parking availability during school drop off/pick up compliance with vehicles parking in these bays can be an issue. Laura Van Putten advised that the unrestricted parking could be reduced to 10.8m to reduce the opportunity for motorists to attempt to fit 3 cars in the space and overhang either in the ‘No Stopping’ or Bus Zone. This meets the AS2980 where the vehicles may enter and leave the space directly the spaces can be reduced to 5.4m.

 

Item 4 Endeavour Avenue, St Clair – Proposed Line Marking

 

Laura Van Putten of RMS queried the turning path for larger vehicles when turning left from

Botany Lane onto Endeavour Avenue, St Clair due to the proposed advancing of the holding

line closer to the pedestrian crossing. Laura Van Putten advised that the advancing of the

holding line closer to the pedestrian crossing may cause larger vehicles to cross the central

double barrier line marking. Council is to check that the largest vehicles are able to make the turn without crossing the BB line marking.

 

 

 

Item 5 River Road, Emu Plains – Proposed Parking Lane Line Marking

 

Laura Van Putten queried the effect the proposed parking lane would have on reducing vehicle speeds.

 

GB 2 Ripples Aquatic Centre Car Park Extension, St Marys - Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking

 

Laura Van Putten of RMS raised concerns with the proposed layout of the carpark.

The length of some of the parking spaces are only being 4.95 m in length and there are 2 spaces with widths of 4.5/3.5 metres all are not compliant with Australian Standards. The shortened length parking bays with the addition of a fence at the rear could result in vehicles protruding onto the through traffic. The wider spaces could become a compliance issue with 2 vehicles attempting to use the space at one time. Turning paths were not supplied and there is not sufficient space for manoeuvring a vehicle at the northern end of carpark.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 NIL.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

1        Radar Speed Message Trailer - January to March 2018 Locations                             

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested Kings Hill Road, Mulgoa from St Thomas Road to Chain-O-Ponds Road, Mulgoa be listed as a location for the next deployment of the Radar Speed Message Trailer.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Radar Speed Message Trailer - January to March 2018 Locations be received.

2.    The January to March 2018 locations be noted.

3.     Kings Hill Road, Mulgoa from St Thomas Road to Chain-O-Ponds Road be considered as a location for the next deployment of the Radar Speed Message Trailer.

 

2        Jordan Springs Eastern Precinct Stage 1W & 2W - Proposed "No Stopping" Signage                                                                                                                               

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Jordan Springs Eastern Precinct Stage 1W and 2W be received.

2.    The signage and line marking plan from J.Wyndham Prince for Jordan Springs Eastern Precinct Stage 1W and 2W subdivision works, drawing number 110444/CC05, revision A, dated 15/03/2018, be endorsed for implementation, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.    All associated signage and line marking be installed in accordance with Australian Standards.

4.    All costs associated with the installation of the signage and line marking be funded by the applicant.

5.    J.Wyndham Prince be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

3        Preston Street, Regentville Road and Dent Street, Jamisontown - Proposed "No Stopping" Signage                                                                                                            

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Preston Street, Regentville Road and Dent Street, Jamisontown - Proposed "No Stopping" Signage be received.

2.    “No Stopping” signs be provided for the length of 10m on all approaches to the intersections of Preston Street and Regentville Road, and Preston Street and Dent Street, as shown in Appendices 1 and 2.

3.    Residents who reported the matter will be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

4        Links Road, St Marys - Provision of "No Stopping" Zones at Sydney Water Access Roads                                                                                                                                  

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Links Road, St Marys - Provision of "No Stopping" Zones at Sydney Water Access Roads be received.

2.    The “No Stopping” zone signage be installed on Links Road, St Marys at the Sydney Water Access Roads, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.    Sydney Water and nearby properties and businesses be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

5        Barber Avenue, Penrith - Provision of "No Parking - Waste Collection and Removalist Vehicles Excepted" Zone                                                                             

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Barber Avenue, Penrith - Provision of "No Parking - Waste Collection and Removalist Vehicles Excepted" Zone be received.

2.    “No Parking – Waste Collection and Removalist Vehicles Excepted” signage (R5-447 modified) be installed in Barber Avenue, Penrith at 36-38 Barber Avenue, Penrith in accordance with the plan prepared by CAM Consulting, Plan Number C17099 – CIV200, Revision E, dated 09 April 2018, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.    All costs associated with the installation of the signage and line marking to be funded by the applicant.

4.    The applicant be advised of Council’s decision.


5.    Council’s Waste Services section and Rangers be advised of Council’s decision.

 

6        Mulgoa Sanctuary Stage 1 - Signage and Line Marking Plan                                      

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Mulgoa Sanctuary Stage 1 - Signage and Line Marking Plan be received.

2.    The signage and line marking plan prepared by J. Wyndham Prince for Mulgoa Sanctuary Stage 1 subdivision works, drawing number: 110212/CC58, revision D, dated 04/04/2018, be endorsed for implementation, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.    All associated signage and line marking be installed in accordance with Australian Standards.

4.    All costs associated with the installation of the signage and line marking be funded by the applicant.

5.    J. Wyndham Prince be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

7        O'Connell Street, Caddens - Proposed Traffic Management Plan                              

Laura Van Putten of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) advised the Committee that similar matters involving Traffic Management Plans are to be referred to RMS prior to it being presented to the Local Traffic Committee. As such, RMS cannot endorse this matter but support that the Traffic Management Plan be received.

Councillor Karen McKeown (Council Representative) requested Local Members be advised of the proposed temporary road closure on O’Connell Street, Caddens.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on O'Connell Street, Caddens - Proposed Traffic Management Plan be received.

2.    The Traffic Management Plan be received and be subject to concurrence with relevant authorities including Roads and Maritime Services, Transport for NSW, Busways and Emergency Services.

3.    A comprehensive communications package be put forward to the community regarding the proposed changes to the road network.

4.    Local Members be advised of the temporary road closure occurring on O’Connell Street, Caddens.

 

8        Imperial Lane, Emu Plains - Proposed "No Stopping" and "No Parking" Signage   

Laura Van Putten of RMS advised that the proposed “No Stopping” and “No Parking” restrictions on Imperial Lane, Emu Plains are within a 1km radius of Emu Plains Railway Station and as such, the matter will need to be referred to the Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW for concurrence.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Imperial Lane, Emu Plains - Proposed "No Stopping" and "No Parking" Signage be received.

 

2.    Consultation be undertaken with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) regarding the 1km radius rule and any substantial objections be referred back to Local Traffic Committee for consideration.

3.    Consultation be undertaken with affected residents and any substantial objections be referred back to Local Traffic Committee for consideration.

4.    Subject to no substantial objections, “No Parking” and “No Stopping” signs be installed along the Imperial Lane frontage of No.24 Imperial Avenue, Emu Plains, and at the intersection with Imperial Avenue, as shown in Appendix 1.

5.    Council’s Waste Services Section be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Peachtree Road and Mullins Road, Penrith - Vehicles Parking on Bends and Designated RMS Licenced Truck Training Route

Steve Grady of Busways advised the Committee of concerns about vehicles parking on the bends on Peachtree Road, Penrith and limiting safe access for buses and heavy vehicles. Steve Grady also advised that Peachtree Road and Mullins Road, Penrith are designated Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) licenced truck training routes. 

RECOMMENDED

          That:

1.   Council’s Traffic Officers review parking along the bends on Peachtree Road, Penrith and investigate the need for signage and/or line marking. 

2.   Council’s Traffic Officers request Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to review the designated licenced truck training route on Peachtree Road and Mullins Road, Penrith and consider amending the route.

3.   Roads and Maritime Services advise Steve Grady of Busways of the results of their investigation.

 

GB 2           The Northern Road and Aspen Street, South Penrith - Right Turn Movements                   

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Representative for the Member for Penrith) advised the Committee that the median island on The Northern Road, South Penrith adjacent to Aspen Street has been removed and vehicles heading southbound on The Northern Road are illegally turning right into Aspen Street.  

RECOMMENDED

          That:

1.   Council’s Traffic Officers request the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to investigate reinstalling the median island on The Northern Road, South Penrith adjacent to Aspen Street or investigate providing ‘No Right Turn’ signage to restrict right turn movements into Aspen Street for vehicles heading southbound on The Northern Road.

2.   Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Representative for the Member for Penrith) be advised of the outcome.

 

GB 3           The Northern Road Upgrade from Glenmore Parkway to Jamison          Road - Upcoming Works       

 Donson Phetrasy and Justin Snellenburg of Lendlease presented a Powerpoint Presentation to the Committee regarding the upcoming works associated with The Northern Road Upgrade from Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road. The upcoming works will involve road closures, detours and water main/stormwater installations works, as well as future works that will be occurring. The temporary road closures and detours that will occur include:

-     The temporary closure of the right hand turn bay heading northbound on The Northern Road (Parker Street) at Jamison Road and detour via Derby Street

-     The temporary closure periods of The Northern Road between Bringelly Road and Jamison Road

-     Bringelly Road/ Maxwell Street tie-in works including the closure of access to Tania/Hilliger Road from Maxwell Street and a detour via Tania Avenue to Fragar Road for approximately 6 months

-     Smith Street closure over a 3 night shutdown from 25-27 May 2018 with detour via Bringelly Road and Jamison Road

-     The Northern Road closure between Tukara Road and Bringelly Road over 3 night shutdown in June 2018 with detours via Tukara Road, Fragar Road and Maxwell Street for northbound traffic and via Bringelly Road, Caddens Road, Kingswood Road and Frogmore Road for southbound traffic

-     Handouts of the presentation were given to the Committee members.

RECOMMENDED

          That the Committee note the information.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 10:35am.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 7 May, 2018 be adopted.

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Policy Review Committee MEETING

HELD ON 14 May, 2018

 

 

 

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Thain, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Bernard Bratusa, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Aaron Duke, Karen McKeown and Kath Presdee.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received for Jim Aitken OAM, Todd Carney, Mark Davies and Ross Fowler OAM. 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 16 April 2018

The minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 16 April 2018 were confirmed.

 

Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Mark Davies and Ross Fowler OAM arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:03pm.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant interest in Item 2 – Rezoning Application RZ17/0001: 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith and Item 3 - Planning Proposal to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 - 57 Henry Street, Penrith as he is a director of AFFORD which owns property adjoining the properties mentioned in both reports. Councillor Fowler indicated he would leave the room when these items are considered.

 

 DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Rezoning Proposal for 33-43 Phillip Street, St Marys (Station Plaza Shopping Centre)                                                                                                                                

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Rezoning Proposal for 33-43 Phillip Street, St Marys (Station Plaza Shopping Centre) be received.

2.    The Planning Proposal, included as Attachment 3, be sponsored for submission to the New South Wales Government’s Department of Planning and Environment’s Gateway Process.

3.    The General Manager be granted delegation to make minor changes to the Planning Proposal.

4.    The Minister be requested to delegate his authority for Council to finalise and make the proposed amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

5.    Consultation with the New South Wales Government’s agencies be undertaken in accordance with any Gateway Determination.

6.    The Planning Proposal be placed on public exhibition in accordance with any Gateway Determination.

7.    A report be presented to Council on the submissions received during the 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 John Thain

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:10pm.

 

2        Rezoning Application RZ17/0001: 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith                                   

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Rezoning Application RZ17/0001: 39-49 Henry Street, Penrith be received.

2.     The planning proposal (provided as Attachment 3) be amended to:

a.   Maintain the current floor space ratio for the site at 3.5:1.

b.   Set a maximum floor space ratio in clause 8.7 Community infrastructure on certain key sites, of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 for Lot 10 DP 788189 at 8.5:1.

c.   Set a maximum floor space ratio in clause 8.7 Community infrastructure on certain key sites, of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 for Lot 1 DP 710350 at 6.5:1.

d.   Remove the proposed amendments concerning the types of community infrastructure and the design excellence competition.

3.     The General Manager be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal before submitting it to the Greater Sydney Commission / Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.


4.     In accordance with Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council forward the amended Planning Proposal to the Greater Sydney Commission / Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.

5.     The Minister for Planning be requested to delegate his authority for Council to finalise and make the proposed amendments to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

6.     Consultation with the New South Wales Government’s agencies be undertaken in accordance with any Gateway Determination.

7.     The Planning Proposal be placed on public exhibition in accordance with any Gateway Determination.

8.     A report be presented to Council on the submissions received from NSW Government Agencies during the 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 John Thain

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Kath Presdee

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

 

Councillor Karen McKeown

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

 

3        Planning Proposal to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 - 57 Henry Street, Penrith

Jim Aitken OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:39pm.

Jim Aitken OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 7:40pm.                                              

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 - 57 Henry Street, Penrith be received.

2.    In accordance with Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council forward a Planning Proposal to amend the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 to the Greater Sydney Commission / Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.

3.    The General Manager be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal, written instrument and associated maps before submitting it to the Greater Sydney Commission / Department of Planning and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.

4.    The Minister for Planning be requested to delegate his authority for Council to finalise and make the proposed amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

5.    Council undertake community consultation as outlined within any approved Gateway Determination.

For

Against

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

Councillor Kath Presdee

Councillor Bernard Bratusa

Councillor Karen McKeown

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Marcus Cornish

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Tricia  Hitchen

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

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

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM returned to the meeting the time being, 7:47pm.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4        Oxley Park Place Plan Progress

Councillors Aaron Duke and Mark Davies left the meeting the time being 7:51pm.

Councillors Aaron Duke and Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 7:54pm.     

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Oxley Park Place Plan Progress be received.

2.    Council congratulate Place Manager, Jeni Pollard and Community Engagement Officer, Rubie Ireson on their efforts and hard work.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:01pm.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 14 May, 2018 be adopted.

 

 

  


DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Submission on Proposed Amendments to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 - St Marys                                                                                                                                  1

 

2        Amending Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                11

 

3        Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Amendment - Proposed Road Patterns, Oakdale South Industrial Estate and  Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                16

 

4        Western Sydney Long Term Strategic Transport Corridors                                            20

 

5        Proposed Suburb Name and Arrangements for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area                                                                                                                                  36

 

6        Development Assessment of Aircraft Noise                                                                    40

 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

7        Tender Reference RFT 17/18-24 for the Construction of New Concrete Paths             48

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

8        Tender Reference 17/18-25 Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre                                                                                                                                              56

 

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

9        The naming of a water area at Leonay Oval                                                                   64

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

10      Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2018-2019                                                                                                                        70

 

11      Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee                                                                        73

 

12      Extinguishment of drainage easement - 57 Loftus Street Regentville (Lot Y DP413302) 75



13      Amendments to 2018-2019 Council Fees and Charges - Domestic Waste Charge for the provision of an extra recycling service                                                                             79

 

14      Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018                      81

 

15      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018          86

 

 


 

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

 

There were no reports under this Delivery Program when the Business Paper was compiled


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

Item                                                                                                                                                Page

 

1        Submission on Proposed Amendments to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 - St Marys                                                                                                                                  1

 

2        Amending Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                11

 

3        Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Amendment - Proposed Road Patterns, Oakdale South Industrial Estate and  Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                16

 

4        Western Sydney Long Term Strategic Transport Corridors                                            20

 

5        Proposed Suburb Name and Arrangements for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area                                                                                                                                  37

 

6        Development Assessment of Aircraft Noise                                                                    41

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

 

 

1

Submission on Proposed Amendments to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 - St Marys   

 

Compiled by:               Matthew Rose, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Baker, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Ensure services, facilities and infrastructure meet the changing needs of our community

Service Activity

Seek to influence planning legislation and related government policies to ensure the best outcomes for our community

      

 

Executive Summary

This report presents a draft submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the proposed amendments to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 – St Marys (or the SREP). The SREP, like Council’s Local Environmental Plan, sets the planning framework for the development of the release area.

The developer, Lendlease Pty Ltd, has written to the Minister for Planning requesting three changes to the SREP. These changes focus on the Central Precinct of the release area which is currently made up of two areas, employment in the north and residential to the south. Lendlease has requested land zoned for employment be rezoned to allow development for about 500 homes. The other proposed amendments include adjustments to the areas zoned to provide drainage infrastructure and an amendment to facilitate the transfer of about 1-hectare of land to the Wianamatta Regional Park.

The draft submission reinforces the importance of retaining and managing existing employment land and its contribution to addressing the observed job deficit in Penrith and the provision of jobs closer to home. It is therefore recommended that the rezoning of employment lands is not supported. Given the Department is the planning authority for this amendment, the submission also sets out several matters that should be addressed if the Department decide to rezone the employment area. For example, additional housing in the Central Precinct will require the provision of appropriate open space, facilities and infrastructure to service the future community.

The proposed changes to drainage areas and the transfer of land to the Regional Park are supported. These changes reflect contemporary planning for the release area and result in extra areas of Cumberland Plain Woodland receiving the same protection as the Wianamatta Regional Park.

This report concludes by recommending that the draft submission on the proposed changes (attached) be endorsed and submitted for the Department of Planning and Environment’s consideration in determining the matter.

Background

The St Marys Release Area is split into several precincts (refer to Attachment 1) each zoned to deliver different outcomes. The East, West and Central Precincts provide opportunities for residential development. The North and South Dunheved Precincts and part of the Central Precinct provide for employment generating uses. The Site also contains areas of Regional Open Space in the South Creek Corridor and the Wianamatta Regional Park.

The planning document managing the development of the release area is Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 – St Marys (or the SREP). The SREP, like Council’s Local Environmental Plan, sets environmental, social and economic outcomes for the release area. For example, the SREP aims to facilitate:

·     Residential development that provides a choice of housing and lot types and sizes.

·     Employment generating development that provides one job (within or close to the release area) for every resident worker.

The proposed changes focus on the Central Precinct of the release area. This Precinct is approximately 133 hectares and contains two different areas. Approximately 95 hectares is zoned “Urban” and is forecast to provide about 1,450 dwellings when complete. The other area, about 38 hectares, is zoned “Employment” and is intended to assist with the provision of jobs within the release area.

Lendlease has proposed three key changes (refer to Attachment 3):

1.    rezoning 38.4 hectares of land within the Central Precinct from the Employment zone to the Urban zone to facilitate the delivery of a further 500 dwellings,

2.    changes to the size and location of areas zoned Drainage to reflect an updated stormwater management system, and

3.    rezoning of approximately 1.2 hectares of land in Jordan Springs from the Urban zone to the Regional Park zone to facilitate its transfer to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service as an addition to Wianamatta Regional Park.

Lendlease has justified the proposed rezoning of the employment area on the grounds of:

·     Providing an additional, diverse housing supply to meet current demand and deliver a wider choice of different, more affordable housing types,

·     Reducing potential land use conflicts between the developing residential area and planned employment area, and

·     The suitability of the planned employment area noting its remote, out of centre location and poor access to transport infrastructure.

The proposed changes to employment lands is supported by a 2015 Employment Development Strategy and a proposed program of job creation initiatives. The Strategy is a document required by DPE to assist its monitoring of Lendlease’s delivery of the job target set by the SREP. Lendlease advises that the program of initiatives is valued at $1,580,000 and would create about 1,165 jobs.

DPE is the relevant planning authority for determining the proposed amendments. DPE has consulted Council on the proposed amendments. It also placed them on public exhibition between 4 April and 11 May 2018.

Summary of the draft submission

Employment Area

The draft submission outlines Council’s position against the proposed rezoning of the employment area, noting that:

·     The Western City District Plan sets a specific planning priority for retaining and managing existing employment land, noting that it should be safeguarded from competing pressures, especially residential and mixed-use zones.

·     The site will potentially be serviced by or have easy access to new and improved transport connections, making the planned employment area more competitive and connected, through:

Improvements to local road infrastructure required to service the St Marys Release Area, including a direct link to the Dunheved Business Park, and

Longer term through the significant infrastructure proposed to service the Western Sydney Airport, including the nearby Outer Sydney Orbital and freight rail line.

·     At a local level there are insufficient jobs for the resident workforce with nearly 65% of Penrith’s employed residents travelling outside the area for work each day. The opportunities presented by the retention of the employment land will contribute to current job targets.

·     Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is an increasing demand and rents for smaller industrial units or business premises, which often provide the next step for home businesses and other small enterprises. The retention of the employment land will provide space for smaller industrial units or business premises and other evolving business practices.

·     The 2015 Employment Development Strategy supporting the proposed rezoning is not a contemporary document as it does not consider the planning priorities set by the Western City District Plan or the infrastructure proposed to service the airport.

·     The assumptions about job creation activity may not be accurate. For example, the proposal assumes that 15% of new homes are operating a home business, whilst data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that the current rate of home businesses in Penrith is about 1.7%.

·     The proposed initiatives for creating jobs place a heavy reliance on upskilling and placement activities in place of job creation.

 

Other considerations around the proposed rezoning of the employment land include:

·     Housing: Council has planned and continues to plan to meet its housing targets and the additional 500 homes are not required at this time.

·     Alternative land uses: There is no sequential analysis of options for alternative land uses that could generate jobs.

·     Flood Evacuation: Areas of the Central Precinct may need to be evacuated during a probable maximum flood event and could have potential impacts on regional flood evacuation efforts. Infrastructure NSW and the State Emergency Service are currently considering this matter.

Given that Council is not the planning authority, the submission also advocates that the following matters should be settled in a Voluntary Planning Agreement (or equivalent) before any rezoning of the employment land proceed:

·     A monetary contribution towards employment generating initiatives to help meet any shortfall in job creation – to be identified through an update of the 2015 Employment Development Strategy.

·     The provision of appropriate local open space and community facilities to service and support the new community.

·     The delivery of affordable housing, at least 3% of the proposed homes (as required by Council’s Sustainability Blueprint for New Release Areas).

·     Local transport upgrades within the release area, noting that local transport upgrades outside of but required to service the release area are already the subject of local Development Agreement.

Drainage Areas

No objection is raised to the proposed revision of the size and location of the lands zoned drainage. These changes reflect revised water quality modelling for the Release Area based around contemporary stormwater management practices and improvements in technology. The proposed relocation and re-sizing of these areas facilitate a more logical and practical location for what will become Council-owned drainage infrastructure. They also result in a 2.65 hectare increase in the Wianamatta Regional Park providing the opportunity to protect extra areas of Cumberland Plain Woodland.

Regional Park

No objection is raised to the proposed rezoning of the 1.2 hectares of land from Urban to Regional Park. This change will provide the opportunity to transfer the land to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage as an extension to the Wianamatta Regional Park. This will promote the retention and protection of the Cumberland Plain Woodland and associated wetland located on this land.

Conclusion

Following the endorsement by Council of the matters proposed to be included in a submission, a submission on the proposed amendments to SREP 30 will be prepared and submitted to DPE. The submission will outline Council’s position against the proposed rezoning of the employment area, noting the strategic importance of employment lands in the Western City. The submission will also make comments on matters relating to housing and flood evacuation in the context of the proposed amendments to the SREP.

Given that Council is not the planning authority for SREP affected lands, the submission will also advocate for development contributions, open space and community facility provision, affordable housing and local transport upgrades should the rezoning of the employment land proceed.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Submission on Proposed Amendments to Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 - St Marys be received.

2.    The draft submission be endorsed and submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Draft Submission

6 Pages

Appendix

  


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2

Amending Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area   

 

Compiled by:               Matthew Rose, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Baker, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate quality development in the City that considers the current and future needs of our community

Service Activity

Plan for and facilitate development in the City

 

Previous Items:           7- Amending Precinct Plan and Infrastructure Planning for the Central Precinct, St Marys Release Area- Policy Review Committee- 11 Dec 2017 7:00PM   

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Executive Summary

This report presents and outlines Lendlease’s proposed changes to the Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of the St Marys Release Area. The proposed changes concern the mix and size of residential lots and types of dwellings with the aim of increasing the choice of housing and its affordability. The changes build on the amendments to the Precinct Plan adopted by Council in December 2017 that, amongst other things, increased the planned number of new homes from approximately 970 to about 1,450. The report concludes with a recommendation to commence consultation with the community and relevant NSW Government Agencies on a draft Precinct Plan.

Background

The St Marys Release Area is split into several precincts, including three residential precincts. These precincts are known as the East, West and Central Precincts. The East and West precincts are substantially developed and now form the respective suburbs of Ropes Crossing and Jordan Springs. The development of the Central Precinct is underway; the first home was completed in early November 2017 with residents moving in shortly after.

The planning document managing the development of the Release Area is Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 – St Marys (or the SREP). The SREP, like Council’s Local Environment Plan, sets environmental, social and economic outcomes for the release area, as well as the planning processes to ensure that these outcomes are delivered. The SREP requires a Precinct Plan, a document like Council’s development control plans, to be created for each precinct. These plans typically consist of written information, maps and diagrams, that contain development controls.

The SREP sets out the content of Precinct Plans, matters to be considered when assessing draft plans, and a process for approving a new or amending plan. The current Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct was adopted in 2009 and sets out the development outcomes for the precinct, including the number of new homes, the size and mix of residential lots, the location of the supermarket based shopping centre, and the street network (including walking and cycling trails). It also identifies opportunities for public access to the adjacent Wianamatta Regional Park and regional open space (in the South Creek Corridor).

The current development outcome is set at 970 homes, which is forecast to create a new community of about 2,500 people. Most of these homes (60-70%) will be detached homes on lots between 270-500m2. The remainder will be detached homes on larger lots (500m2 plus) or as attached and semi-detached homes on lots between 125-350m2.

In December 2017, Council considered a draft amendment to the 2009 Precinct Plan that:

·     increased the planned number of new homes from 970 to about 1,450,

·     relocated the shopping centre next to the planned open space facilities, and

·     improved the road layout and drainage systems.

Council accepted this alternative development outcome as it considered it beneficial. It will facilitate the delivery of additional homes to help meet current housing demand. The changes also allow for the co-location of the shopping centre and open space facilities helping to activate and increase visitation and the use of these facilities. Lendlease also made an improved and contemporary infrastructure offer via a Voluntary Planning Agreement to support the increase in the number of new homes and meet the needs of the larger community. However, the adoption of the draft 2017 Precinct Plan, a process required to make it the in-force document, is subject to the resolution of flood evacuation issues.

The proposed outcome – delivering the increased yield

As Council has conditionally approved the proposed increase in the number of homes, the currently proposed amendments focus on how the extra 450-480 homes can be delivered within the currently planned residential area (about 95 hectares). Lendlease is proposing to deliver the additional homes with a range of housing options that were not envisaged or in demand when the Central Precinct was originally planned. Lendlease is proposing to:

·     reduce the standard minimum lot size from 270m2 to 225m2.

·     alter the mix of lots to increase the amount of smaller lots (sized less than 500m2) by:

reducing the number of lots sized between 501-999m2 by about 10%, and

increasing the number of lots sized between 225-500m2 by about 18%.

·    diversify the types of dwellings to provide a range of homes in addition to detached homes including terraces, manor homes (which is a new term referring to 3-4 units with the appearance of a large house), and granny flats or studio apartments.

·    provide more multi-unit developments such as terraces and town houses on Strata Title lots down to 125m2 in certain areas close to public transport, the shopping centre, or with high levels of amenity, such as around local parks or near riparian corridors.

·    locate some terraces and town house style developments on Torrens Title lots (house and land packages) instead of Strata Title lots, reducing ongoing fees for new home owners.

Lendlease is justifying its proposal on the grounds of:

·    housing supply, helping to meet current demand,

·    housing choice, providing homes for a broader range of demographic groups, and

·    affordability, the different dwelling types will have different price brackets.

Detached houses will still be delivered, albeit on smaller lots than the 600-800m2 lots located in Penrith’s established residential areas.

The proposed changes also include:

1.    Two new street types:

a.   An additional local street with a varying verge width to accommodate different footpath widths, and

b.   A rear-loaded, no parking, access laneway to allow for a narrower reserve (less land-take).

2.   Controls that encourage double garages on lots 10m or wider to help manage on-street parking and waste collection.

3.   Reduced requirements for solar access for new medium density developments where only 85% of dwellings (instead of the current requirement for 100%) are provided with a minimum of 3 hours of sunlight during the winter solstice.

4.   The addition of bushland edge locations next to Wianamatta Regional Park as additional areas that could support multi-unit developments.

5.   A proposed subdivision approval process based on the current process for Sydney’s growth precincts to formalise the process for Council and applicants.

The proposed changes to the Precinct Plan are generally contained in a single chapter – Part 5: Development Control Strategy. A copy of the draft chapter is provided as Attachment 1, with a full version of the draft Precinct Plan provided as a separate enclosure for the meeting.

Review of proposed changes

Lendlease has demonstrated that the current housing market has changed significantly from 2009 when the original Precinct Plan was adopted. The last 10-15 years has seen the typical suburban lot decrease in area from 450m2 to 375m2 and lower with 300m2 lot becoming more common in some parts of Sydney. One of the factors driving the decrease in lot size is affordability which can, in part, be attributed to demand for housing outweighing current supply.

Lendlease has examined how its delivery of new homes could evolve to address the affordability issue and now proposes a variety of housing types more suited to the needs of the market and more closely aligned with the residential developments being delivered in planned growth precincts. These alternative types of homes appear to have a lower retail price than standard land and house packages. The alternative dwelling types also help deliver a greater diversity of new homes to help cater for a changing demographic.

However, consideration should be given to some of the outcomes that could be facilitated by the proposed changes. In particular:

1.    The proposed rear-loaded accessway controls would result in roads that are too narrow to be accepted as public roads. They would need to remain as private driveways. They also do not provide suitable access for waste collection services.

2.    The reduced solar access for medium density developments which is justified as being comparable to higher density forms of residential development (apartments). There is no correlation between these two types of housing and suitable solar access needs to be provided to both living areas and private open space.

3.    The inclusion of bushland edge lots as being suitable for more dense forms of residential development. The intention of bushland edge lots is to generally provide larger lots to provide a transition from the urban area to the Wianamatta Regional Park to help manage potential impacts. Larger lots also provide more potential solutions to manage any bushfire risk.

4.    The categories or names for the different house types, which include strata four-packs, manor homes, gallery lot dwellings, duplex lots and patio homes. These terms or names are considered excessive, they are not defined or listed in the SEPP, and are not consistent with current planning documents such as the City-wide LEP.

There are also opportunities to simplify the proposed approval process to provide some extra flexibility and ensure that the selection of the type of house for individual lots responds to the land size, orientation or dimensions of the lot. It will also help to ensure that:

·    all new homes are provided with appropriate solar access and separation from other homes to secure adequate amenity and privacy,

·    suitable setbacks are provided to manage the streetscape and contribute to the character of the newly created neighbourhood, and

·    efficient waste presentation and collection areas.

Conclusion

Council has already approved the increased residential yield and these amendments identify how that increase will be delivered on the same area of land. The proposed changes to the mix and size of lots and future homes are considered to help meet the current demand for an increasing variety of homes. They will help facilitate the delivery of more affordable homes and provide homes for a broader demographic range.

Council is the relevant planning authority for amendments to the Precinct Plan and the associated process is very similar to the one controlling amendments to Council’s development control plan. The proposed changes need to be publicly exhibited in the form of a draft Precinct Plan for 4 weeks allowing the community and NSW Government Agencies to provide feedback.

However, the draft first needs some amendments to address the highlighted concerns with the proposed:

·     rear-loaded accessways,

·     solar access arrangements,

·     development types for bushland edge lots,

·     names or categories of the different housing types, and

·     approval process.

Any feedback from the community and agency consultation will then be presented to Council, along with the draft precinct plan in either the form it was publicly exhibited or with amendments, to inform its decision about adopting the proposed changes. The adoption of any further amendments to the Precinct Plan remain subject to Infrastructure NSWs’ and the State Emergency Service’s position on flood evacuation.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Amending Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area be received.

2.    The draft Precinct Plan (provided as an Enclosure) be amended to address the concerns outlined in this report regarding the proposed:

a.   rear-loaded accessways,

b.   solar access arrangements,

c.   development types for bushland edge lots,

d.   names or categories of the different housing types, and

e.   approval process.

3.    In accordance with the requirements of Clause 14 Consultation and exhibition, of Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 30 – St Marys, the draft precinct Plan, as amended, be placed on public exhibition for a period of four weeks.

4.    A further report be presented to Council on the submissions received in response to the public exhibition.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Draft Chapter 5 - Development Control Strategy

35 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Amendment - Proposed Road Patterns, Oakdale South Industrial Estate and  Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments   

 

Compiled by:               Danielle Fox, Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Baker, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate quality development in the City that considers the current and future needs of our community

Service Activity

Plan for and facilitate development in the City

     

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Executive Summary

Council resolved to publicly exhibit amendments to the Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) relating to three matters as follows:

 

·    Oakdale South Industrial Estate (Policy Review Committee Meeting of 12 February 2018),

·    Council’s Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Development policy, (Policy Review Committee Meeting of 14 November 2016), and

·    Proposed Road Patterns (Ordinary Meeting of 22 August 2016).

 

The draft DCP amendments were publicly exhibited from 19 March 2018 to 17 April 2018. One submission was received relating to the Oakdale South Industrial Estate (OSIE).

This report recommends that Council adopt the draft DCP amendments, resulting in minor changes to the updated precinct plan for OSIE and introducing a maximum height for fencing on sites fronting proposed roads.

Background

Council were briefed on the above three matters that required an amendment to the DCP. As these matters were minor in nature, a decision was made to bundle them into one draft amendment which could be publicly exhibited together.

 

The public exhibition was undertaken between 19 March 2018 to 17 April 2018 in line with the requirements outlined within the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. One submission was received. Background on each of the three matters is detailed below.

 

Oakdale South Industrial Estate (OSIE)

 

State Significant Development 6917 (SSD 6917) was approved by the Minister for Planning, for land known as the OSIE, that included variations to DCP. A condition of consent required the applicant to apply to Council to amend the DCP.

 

The DCP amendment relates to:

·    Minimum lot size

·    Minimum site frontage

·    Site coverage

·    Building setbacks

·    Car parking rates

·    Landscaping requirements

 

Amendments to the relevant DCP chapters were prepared and publicly exhibited as resolved at the Policy Review Meeting of 12 February 2018.

 

Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments policy

At Council’s Policy Review Committee meeting of the 14 November 2016, Council resolved to endorse the Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments policy and update the DCP to be consistent with this policy. Amendments to relevant DCP chapters were prepared and publicly exhibited.

 

Proposed Road Patterns

The DCP includes controls which require half road construction and the dedication of land at several locations where proposed road patterns are identified.  At the Ordinary Meeting of 22 August 2016 Council resolved to amend these controls to ensure a stronger nexus between the proposed road pattern and development of the affected sites, including removing road patterns where there is no identified need.

 

The DCP amendment includes a new chapter (D2.7) that consolidates and amends controls relating to proposed road patterns including:

·    Dual frontage requirements: to create a stronger nexus between the proposed development and the proposed road,

·    Reduced landscaping area incentives: where applicants agree to dedicate and construct part of the road,

·    Fencing requirements: to ensure the development of land makes a positive contribution to the safety and amenity of the new streetscape, and

·    Removal of road patterns which are no longer required in Emu Plains, North St Marys and Kingswood.

 

These amendments were prepared and publicly exhibited.

 

Results of the Public Exhibition

Oakdale South Industrial Estate

One written submission was received that raised matters of a minor nature as follows:

 

·    Updating the Precinct Plan (Figure E6.2) to be consistent with a later modification to the consent.

Response: The Precinct Plan in the DCP amendment is recommended to be updated.

·    Removing the word ‘wall’ in Section 6.9.5.1(f) from references to an ‘earth bund wall’, to avoid confusion for adjoining residents that a wall structure will be constructed.

Response: The terminology ‘earth bund wall’ is used throughout the development consent and Environmental Assessment Report for SSD 6917 and is considered standard wording across other development consents.

It is recommended that the wording of this section is unchanged.

 

 

 

 

Proposed Road Patterns

In reviewing the DCP amendment, the inclusion of a maximum height for front fencing for sites affected by proposed road patterns was considered.

Response: Sites affected by “proposed road patterns” will be required to provide a dual frontage (to the existing road and proposed road) and front fencing of an open-style. The inclusion of a maximum height for front-fencing on these sites will:

·    Provide clarity for proponents on front fencing,

·    Ensure the scale of fencing is consistent with the surrounding area, and,

·    Create a stronger nexus between the proposed development and the proposed road.

 

It is recommended that a maximum height of 1.2m be included in the DCP amendment.

 

Proposed further changes

In summary the proposed changes to the DCP amendment after public exhibition include:

·    Updating the Precinct Plan for Oakdale South Industrial Estate, Figure E6.2, and

·    Including a maximum height of 1.2m for fencing that front proposed road patterns.

 

The exhibited DCP amendment has been updated to include these two changes and is provided in Attachment 1.

 

Conclusion

The public exhibition of the DCP amendment relating to Oakdale South Industrial Estate, Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments policy, and proposed road patterns was carried out in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. It is recommended that Council resolve to adopt the DCP amendment with minor changes as detailed in this report.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Amendment - Proposed Road Patterns, Oakdale South Industrial Estate and  Stormwater Drainage Specification for Building Developments be received

2.    In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulation 2000, Council adopt Penrith Development Control Plan 2014, as tabled (provided as Attachment 1), amended in accordance with the recommendations contained within the report.

3.    The General Manager be delegated authority to make any necessary minor changes required to the Development Control Plan 2014 in accordance with Council’s adopted policy position before notification in the newspaper.

4.    In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, Council give public notice of its decision in a local newspaper within 28 days, with the Development Control Plan coming into effect immediately upon notification in the newspaper.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Attachment 1 - Draft DCP Amendment 4 with post exhibition changes

217 Pages

Attachments Included

 Under Separate Cover (Website)

  


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4

Western Sydney Long Term Strategic Transport Corridors    

 

Compiled by:               Elizabeth Hanlon, Senior Planner

Nicole Dukinfield, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Baker, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Ensure services, facilities and infrastructure meet the changing needs of our community

Service Activity

Ensure our policies, strategies and plans provide for the services and infrastructure our City needs

      

 

Executive Summary

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has released four proposed long-term transport corridors for Western Sydney and is seeking feedback until 1 June 2018.  The purpose of the corridors is to protect land for future transport infrastructure including roads, passenger rail and freight rail to support population, housing and jobs growth across Western Sydney.

 

For several years, Council has strongly advocated for critical north-south transport connections to help create more local jobs, reduce congestion on our roads, increase regional investment and provide greater access to disadvantaged groups within our communities.  Council has also adopted a position to not support any corridor that affects residential properties in Orchard Hills or Claremont Meadows, or goes through Cumberland Plain Woodland.  More recently, in response to this current consultation process, Council moved a motion, in relation to the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor, to support the existing 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor in its submission to TfNSW.

 

This report describes each of the recommended corridors and discusses the key environmental and land use impacts identified in the draft Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) that have been prepared for each of the corridors.  The key issues raised by affected residents and communities in submissions to TfNSW and shared with Council are also summarised. 

 

The report then identifies the issues and principles recommended for inclusion in Council’s submission to TfNSW.  These issues include broad support for the corridors and their purpose, early protection and construction, the need for master planning along the corridors, particularly at key interchanges such as St Marys, and the need for further details on a range of matters; for example, timing of the proposed corridors, the property acquisition process, the role of future road infrastructure in flood evacuation, and the design of future infrastructure within the context of the Western Parkland City.  In accordance with Council’s recent motion, the submission will support the 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor.  It is also proposed to recommend that the North South Rail Line tunnel be extended a short distance to avoid properties on the southern side of Lansdowne Road at Orchard Hills.  Further, it is recommended that Council offer to work collaboratively with TfNSW on corridor planning and implementation.  

Background

On 26 March 2018, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) released four proposed long-term transport corridors for Western Sydney.  They are the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor, the Outer Sydney Orbital corridor, the North South Rail Line/South West Rail Link Extension corridors, and the Western Sydney Freight Line corridor.  TfNSW has identified these corridors in collaboration with the Greater Sydney Commission and Department of Planning and Environment (DPE).  The purpose of the corridors is to protect land for future transport infrastructure including roads, passenger rail and freight rail to support population, housing and jobs growth across Western Sydney. 

 

More particularly, the corridors seek to:

·    separate freight and passenger rail services to improve the reliability and capacity of passenger rail and meet future rail freight needs and economic competitiveness;

·    decrease the number of truck movements on the region’s roads, with benefits for air quality, congestion and safety;

·    reduce road congestion and commute times;

·    support economic growth and job creation; and

·    support both east-west and north-south movements and connections across Western Sydney.

 

TfNSW is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders on the proposed corridors by 1 June 2018 and offering several ways to provide feedback including an interactive online map, online feedback form, drop-in information sessions, a dedicated hotline and by email or post.  TfNSW has also been offering one-on-one meetings with affected landowners.

 

Given the number of residents affected by the proposed corridors, we have called on the State Government to use its consultative process to hear and consider their views.  It is important that residents are treated fairly and provided with accurate and timely responses to their concerns. 

 

To ensure we hear and understand our communities’ concerns, we have established an email address where residents can share their own submissions with Council, after submitting them to TfNSW.  While all information sent to Council via this email address has been used to inform Council’s submission, residents are being advised that submitting their concerns to Council through this email address is not a submission to TfNSW. They should send their submission directly to TfNSW in the first instance.

 

At the time of writing, there have been approximately 1,500 submissions shared or received from our communities, with the majority relating to the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor.  Further details on the issues raised in these submissions are provided later in this report.

 

Given the nature of submissions, letters were sent to residents affected by the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor from the Mayor advising that the recommended corridor location was determined by the State Government, as was the timing of the release of the corridor details and the nature of community engagement.  The letter advises that Council did not have access to any of the recommended corridor details before they became publicly available on 26 March 2018.  In the context of the above, the letter strongly encourages residents to participate in the State Government’s current community consultation process.  Acknowledgement letters have also been sent to all residents who shared their submissions, which also included details regarding this Council meeting.

Council’s Current Position

For several years, TfNSW has indicated an intention to identify and protect corridors of land in Western Sydney for future transport infrastructure including roads, passenger rail and freight rail.  During this time, Council has strongly advocated for critical north-south transport connections to help create more local jobs, reduce congestion on our roads, increase regional investment and provide greater access to disadvantaged groups within our communities.  As part of this advocacy, Council has made numerous submissions including, but not limited to, those on the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan, Future Transport Strategy 2056 and supporting plans, Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study, and more specifically, the North South Rail Line and Outer Sydney Orbital corridors.  The need for north-south transport connections has also been consistently promoted in submissions on metropolitan and district plans. 

 

In December 2014, in relation to the North South Rail Line and Outer Sydney Orbital corridors, Council qualified its position on the corridors, resolving to “… not support any corridor that resumes or destroys residential properties in Orchard Hills or Claremont Meadows or goes through endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland”.

 

In relation to the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor, the corridor was first identified in 1951. In December 1977, the Castlereagh Freeway was identified in Interim Development Order 73 and zoned Special Uses ‘B’ (Roads). Council has always understood its location to be as it is shown in Council’s current planning instrument, Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010, where the corridor is zoned SP2 Infrastructure – Future Road. The State Government has acquired much of the land within the existing corridor reservation, as shown in Attachment 1.  As indicated above, Council did not have access to any details on the recommended corridor prior to 26 March 2018. 

 

Accordingly, at its Ordinary meeting of 30 April 2018, Council moved a motion, in relation to the recommended Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor, to:

… note that in consulting on an alternative corridor to the existing 1951 Castlereagh Corridor a large number of property owners are affected by possible compulsory acquisition of property

… express concern with the methodology of consultation with the community

… endorse the use of the 1951 Corridor for the future road over the alternative corridor as identified by TfNSW in the current consultation documents

… formally commit to the support of the 1951 corridor in its submission to the State Government

… request TfNSW enter into consultation with City Deal and Alliance Partners (Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains) in adopting the 1951 route for the Castlereagh Freeway. That consultation to include community associations, residents and Deerubbin Land Council

… advise affected residents of Council’s Submission

… not support any rezoning proposal to the original 1951 corridor.

Letters to the Hon Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Western Sydney and the Mayors of Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains advising of Council’s motion and seeking support for the 1951 corridor have subsequently been sent.  A letter has also been sent to TfNSW.

 

It is noted that Hawkesbury City Council, at its Ordinary meeting of 8 May 2018, resolved in part, that “Council agree to meet with Penrith City Council representatives regarding the adoption of the 1951 route for the Castlereagh Freeway.  At that meeting, Council shall state with definite clarity that it does not support the extension of the Castlereagh Freeway across the Nepean River, nor does it support a Bells Line of Road (BLOR) Corridor, whether it be from 1951 or any other time”.  Hawkesbury Council also resolved that “Council seek the support of Penrith Council to facilitate the establishment of a high level crossing (above the 1:100 year flood level) in the vicinity of North Richmond, Richmond or Windsor to address Hawkesbury City Council’s long held ambition of achieving a third crossing of the Hawkesbury River”.

 

Hawkesbury Council’s full resolution is included in Attachment 2.  Council officers are seeking a meeting with officers of Hawkesbury Council to further discuss the implications of this resolution.

Strategic Planning Context

The process of identifying corridors in Western Sydney for future transport infrastructure has been informed by a suite of strategic planning documents that include the Greater Sydney Region Plan, Western City District Plan, Future Transport Strategy 2056, NSW Draft Freight and Ports Plan and Greater Sydney Services and Infrastructure Plan.  These planning documents establish or support the vision of the emerging Western Parkland City, described as a city that:

·    will be established on the strength of the new international Western Sydney Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis.  It will be a polycentric city capitalising on the established centres of Liverpool, Greater Penrith and Campbelltown-Macarthur;

·    will be supported by new city-shaping transport and, with the airport, make the city the most connected place in Australia;

·    will incorporate a Western Economic Corridor that attracts globally significant defence and aerospace activities and contributes to a strong trade, freight, logistics, advanced manufacturing, health, education and science economy.  This will produce knowledge-intensive jobs close to areas of high population growth;

·    will include housing diversity around centres and transit nodes.  A future investigation area from Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek will link existing areas and major infrastructure; and

·    will incorporate the Greater Sydney Green Grid as a core element of the city’s amenity.

 

This vision is supported by the Western Sydney City Deal which includes commitments from all levels of government to connect the Western Parkland City with world-class road, rail, aviation and digital infrastructure.

 

The State Government’s efforts to identify and protect vital transport corridors to support the Western Parkland City and the region’s long term growth are welcomed, and this will be acknowledged in Council’s submission.  Protecting transport corridors now will facilitate integrated land use and transport planning and enable opportunities for new development to be built that complements future transport infrastructure.   Early corridor protection will ensure that land is available in the future to deliver cost-effective transport infrastructure when it is needed.  It will also mean landowners, businesses and communities will have increased certainty about the location of future transport infrastructure.

Overview of Recommended Corridors

This section describes each of the recommended transport corridors and their purpose.  It discusses the key environmental and land use impacts identified in the draft Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) that have been prepared for each of the corridors.  These draft SEAs are intended to provide sufficient information to understand the implications and impacts of reserving the corridors and do not remove the need to undertake detailed environmental impact assessments in the future for the proposed road and rail infrastructure.  The main issues raised by affected residents and communities are also summarised.  The section then identifies the issues and principles proposed to be included in Council’s submission to TfNSW.

 

Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection

This corridor will provide a road connection between the existing motorway network at the junction of Richmond Road and the M7 Motorway at Colebee/Dean Park and the Bells Line of Road at Kurrajong Heights.  The corridor width varies between 80 metres and 140 metres, depending on topography.  Interchanges within the Penrith local government area (LGA) are likely to be at the Outer Sydney Orbital, The Northern Road, Londonderry Road and Castlereagh Road.  The future road is proposed to be designed to a 1:100 year average recurrence interval (ARI) flood level.

 

Within the Penrith LGA, the recommended corridor aligns with the eastern end of the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor until Fourth Avenue, Llandilo, where it then deviates further south of the existing 1951 corridor along the southern edge of land identified as Priority Conservation Lands (PCLs) under the Cumberland Plain Recovery Plan.  The PCLs are further described below.  Attachment 3 illustrates the existing and recommended corridors relative to the PCLs.

 

The purpose of the corridor is to relieve congestion on the surrounding regional road network and on North Richmond bridge; provide an alternative east-west link between Sydney and central and western NSW; provide a potential alternative flood evacuation route for communities within the Hawkesbury and Penrith LGAs; and support housing growth in the North West Growth Area (NWGA).

 

Environmental Impacts

The key constraints and opportunities considered in the draft SEA are listed in Attachment 4.  The attachment also identifies the key environmental and land use impacts of the corridor. 

 

The recommended corridor directly affects 171 privately owned properties and 40 government owned properties within the Penrith LGA. Of these, 157 privately owned properties and 5 government owned properties are not within the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor reservation. The recommended corridor will result in disruptions to local communities and lifestyle causing anxiety and stress to property owners and local businesses; diminished property values prior to government acquisition; and relocation of affected businesses or restrictions on property improvements resulting in reduced economic activity, employment and income, which may affect future viability.  Further, the recommended corridor passes within 500 metres of several community uses including Llandilo Primary School, St Paul’s Grammar School, Castlereagh Primary School, Castlereagh Community Hall, Castlereagh Anglican Church and Castlereagh Kindergarten resulting in noise and amenity impacts.  There will also be noise and amenity impacts on more residential dwellings compared with those associated with the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor.

 

The recommended corridor avoids land identified as PCLs under the Commonwealth and NSW Government endorsed Cumberland Plain Recovery Plan.  PCLs are high value vegetated areas considered to represent “the best remaining opportunities to secure long-term biodiversity benefits in the region at the lowest possible cost”. The existing Castlereagh Freeway reservation covers about 40 hectares of PCLs and traverses threatened ecological communities including Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest, Castlereagh Scribbly Gum Woodland and Shale Gravel Transition Forest, which are either critically endangered or endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.  While it is acknowledged that the impacts of the recommended corridor on these threatened ecological communities and on wildlife connectivity will be less than those associated with the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor, the information contained in the draft SEA to justify this conclusion is limited.

 

The potential impacts of the recommended corridor and the existing corridor on Aboriginal heritage are not fully understood. The recommended corridor affects two European heritage items: the Castlereagh Road alignment and a brick farmhouse, trees and orchard at 850-856 Castlereagh Road, Agnes Banks. The existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor affects the Castlereagh Road alignment but avoids 850-856 Castlereagh Road.

 

The recommended corridor will improve traffic capacity and travel times, and provide an additional option for flood evacuation. However, the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor can also provide these benefits.

 

Community Issues

The majority of submissions that have been shared or received relate to the Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor and are from affected residents, action groups (Castlereagh Action Group and Castlereagh, Cranebrook & Llandilo Community – Action against Bells Line of Road - Castlereagh Connection Corridor) and the broader community.  The main issues raised in these submissions are:

·    Property and investment decisions made in this area have been based on the existing 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor;

·    Social and environmental impacts on the community;

·    Uncertainty regarding the acquisition process and the impacts on properties;

·    Concerns that the State Government is valuing the environment before people; and

·    Community generally not opposed to new road infrastructure.

 

The submissions call for the reinstatement of the 1951 corridor to avoid impacts on properties.

 

Council’s Submission to TfNSW

In accordance with Council’s motion of 30 April 2018, it is proposed that Council’s submission:

·    Endorse the use of the existing 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor for the future road over the alternative corridor recommended by TfNSW in the current consultation documents

·    Express concern with the methodology of consultation with the community

·    Request TfNSW undertake a more thorough approach to consultation with the community, Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council and City Deal and Alliance Partners (Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains) in adopting the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor

·    Indicate that Council will not support any proposal to rezone the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor

·    Strongly support the need for a future road that relieves congestion on the region’s road network, improves access to the Sydney motorway network and links the region to central and western NSW, which can all be provided by the existing Castlereagh Freeway corridor

·    Strongly support the need for a future road that provides a critical flood evacuation route for communities within Penrith and Hawkesbury LGAs.  Request early construction of the first stage of the corridor from the M7 Motorway to Castlereagh Road, along the alignment of the existing 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor, as a priority to improve flood evacuation performance for the region. Also request further details to better understand the role of the corridor/future road in evacuation and how its design will respond to this role.

 

Outer Sydney Orbital

This corridor will provide both motorway and freight rail connections between Box Hill in the north and the Hume Highway near Menangle in the south, with the capability to accommodate sections of the North South Rail Line. The corridor width varies between 200 metres and 300 metres. The motorway will be up to four lanes each way with likely interchanges at Richmond Road, Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection, Great Western Highway, M4 Motorway, M12 Motorway and The Northern Road.  The freight rail line will have junctions with the Main Western Rail Line and the Western Sydney Freight Line, and will incorporate a rail loop line that encircles Dunheved Business Park, north of Christie Street. Infrastructure within the corridor is proposed to be designed at a 1:100 year ARI flood level. Given the corridor’s location along parts of South Creek and its flood plain, the infrastructure will require significant viaduct structures to achieve a 1:100 year flood level.

 

The purpose of the corridor is to provide critical north-south connections across the region, including links to the Western Sydney Airport; connect growth areas including the North, South and Western Sydney Airport growth areas and strategic centres; stimulate jobs and housing growth; separate freight rail from passenger rail; and connect the Western Sydney Freight Line with the Main Western and Southern Rail Lines.  A single corridor will also reduce fragmentation of land and environmental and land use impacts compared with multiple corridors. 

 

The exhibition documents indicate that further investigations are proposed to identify land to extend the Outer Sydney Orbital to the Illawarra and the Central Coast.

 

Environmental Impacts

The key constraints and opportunities considered in the draft SEA are listed in Attachment 4.  The attachment also identifies the key environmental and land use impacts of this corridor. 

 

The recommended corridor directly affects 252 privately owned properties and 105 government owned properties.  Locations affected include Wianamatta Regional Park, the Dunheved Precinct within the St Marys Release Area (which is yet to be developed), parts of the Dunheved Business Park and Dunheved Golf Course (including the club house and facilities), Blair Oval (home to the Nepean Athletics Club), the BMX track, St Marys tennis courts, parts of The Kingsway playing fields and South Creek Park, Samuel Marsden Reserve (including the Colyton St Clair Chiefs Baseball Club), Riding for the Disabled Association’s Nepean Centre, a small corner of Sydney Science Park, and numerous rural properties in parts of Orchard Hills, Luddenham and Badgerys Creek.  Land on the western edge of the Twin Creeks residential estate is also affected.  This land includes a small portion of the golf course, but does not impact on any existing dwellings or residential allotments within the estate.

 

The recommended corridor avoids the existing residential communities of Ropes Crossing, Jordan Springs, North St Marys, St Marys, Werrington and Claremont Meadows, and most of Orchard Hills and the village of Luddenham.  Community infrastructure such as St Marys Senior High School, Kurrambee School, Penrith Valley Learning Centre and St Marys Sewage Treatment Plant are also avoided by the corridor.

 

A significant part of the recommended corridor is located within the South Creek corridor, with significant flooding, biodiversity values and a number of recreational and community uses.  The South Creek corridor is an important part of the Greater Sydney Green Grid – a regional network of high quality green spaces that supports walking, cycling and community access to open spaces, providing cool, green links throughout Greater Sydney.  A priority of the Western City District Plan (and previous plans) is “creating a continuous open space corridor along the entirety of South Creek that provides ecological protection and enhancement, better stormwater management and a regionally significant corridor for recreation uses”.

 

While it is acknowledged that placement of the transport corridor within the South Creek corridor is to reduce property impacts, the proposed road and rail infrastructure will have significant impacts, including on biodiversity/riparian values, landscape values, certain recreational and community uses, and potentially on flood behaviour.  It will be critical to balance these impacts with the Green Grid priorities of the District Plan. Clarity is also needed on the timing of the corridor and proposed transport infrastructure to manage the impacts on and future investments in recreational and community uses, including their potential replacement.

 

The Outer Sydney Orbital will pass through or near a number of key areas such as Dunheved Business Park, St Marys Town Centre and the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area.  It will be important to integrate the corridor and future infrastructure into the planning and development of these areas.  The design of the corridor must consider the broader landscape setting and role of the South Creek corridor as a defining spatial element in the Western Parkland City.  The design must ensure that this landscape is not fragmented.  Consideration must also be given to permeability to ensure that communities and businesses are not fragmented or isolated.  Master planning should therefore be undertaken along the corridor to optimise development potential, permeability and landscape values and promote the concepts of the Western Parkland City and Green Grid.

 

The recommended corridor traverses and divides Wianamatta Regional Park, which is recognised for its natural and historical significance.  The Regional Park contains threatened ecological communities including Alluvial Woodland, Shale Plains Woodland, Shale Gravel Transition Forest and Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest, as well as threatened animal species including the Cumberland Land Snail, Broad-nosed Bat and Speckled Warbler.  It also contains areas of significant archaeological potential and Aboriginal cultural heritage.  The draft SEA indicates that the recommended corridor mitigates impacts on the Regional Park by avoiding impacts to the main access and minimising impacts on associated facilities to allow continued community use of the Park.  It also avoids the South Creek riparian corridor through the centre of the Regional Park to minimise impacts to significant biodiversity values and areas of Aboriginal cultural sensitivity.  The draft SEA states that this work has been determined in consultation with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).  However, there is limited information in the draft SEA to understand the justification for the selected route of the corridor through the Regional Park.

 

The recommended corridor avoids the Defence Establishment at Orchard Hills and its significant heritage and biodiversity values, including critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland.

 

The freight rail loop line encircling Dunheved Business Park partially utilises the disused rail corridor that formerly served the St Marys ADI Site; however, the rail loop line will affect several properties.  Careful consideration will need to be given to the detailed design of the rail loop line to minimise impacts on the Business Park.  In particular, the rail line must not isolate the Business Park.  In this regard, the design of the road connection into this precinct will be critical.

 

For many years, but particularly since 2012, it has been understood that the Werrington Arterial would be part of the Outer Sydney Orbital route, according to the State Government’s previous Long Term Transport Master Plan.  Since then, the State Government has delivered Stage 1 of the Werrington Arterial between the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway.  The opening of Stage 1 has increased the ‘dog leg’ manoeuvre in the north-south traffic movement along the Greater Western Highway and increased traffic congestion along Werrington Road.  The issue of this ‘dog leg’ will be exacerbated by planned growth within the vicinity, whilst causing concerns for Kurrambee School and Penrith Valley Learning Centre, located on either side of Werrington Road.  Council has previously advocated for the delivery of Stage 2 of the Werrington Arterial from the Great Western Highway to Dunheved Road.  This remains a high priority project.  It is unclear how the recommended Outer Sydney Orbital corridor relates to Stage 2 of the Werrington Arterial as the corridor alignment has not utilised Stage 1.  Clarity is needed on the planning and functionality of the recommended corridor as it relates to the future connection to Stage 2 of the Werrington Arterial.

 

While the interchange between the Outer Sydney Orbital road and the M4 Motorway is welcomed, it appears that the location of the interchange has not recognised the full extent of road connections and its impact on two existing interchanges (Gipps Street/M4 Motorway and Mamre Road/M4 Motorway).  The details of this complex interchange will need to be addressed prior to finalising the corridor.

 

The recommended corridor passes over some of the proposed road and intersection upgrades that are required to be delivered by Lendlease to connect the St Marys Release Area to the existing road network.  This includes upgrades that Lendlease is already obliged to deliver, as well as upgrades to support a proposed increase in the number of homes in the development.  While Council officers have advised Lendlease that the upgrades should proceed as the need to service the emerging community is a priority, it is necessary to understand the relationship between the upgrades and the infrastructure and the timing of the infrastructure proposed in the corridor.

 

The recommended corridor aligns with the M12 Motorway corridor west of Luddenham Road, and crosses The Northern Road to continue south on the western side of the WSA.  The potential impact on the landscape and heritage values of Mulgoa Valley and Wallacia is a concern.  The draft SEA suggests that the recommended corridor provides the opportunity to establish a notional and strategic boundary to the western edge of the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area.  It also delineates and separates important rural uses from the Growth Area, helping to define the Metropolitan Rural Area and protect the values of the Mulgoa Valley and Wallacia. Council considers the boundary of the Mulgoa Valley to include the Nepean River to the west, the southern boundary of the Wallacia suburb, slightly west of The Northern Road, and following the Sydney Regional Environmental Plan 13 – Mulgoa Valley boundary to the north. Adoption of the recommended corridor as the boundary to the western edge of the Growth Area is strongly supported.

 

Community Issues

There have been no submissions shared or received from the community that specifically relate to the Outer Sydney Orbital corridor.

 

Council’s Submission to TfNSW

It is proposed that Council’s submission:

·    Strongly support a corridor that provides critical north-south connections, stimulates local jobs growth and regional investment, supports the Western Sydney Airport and Western Sydney Airport Growth Area, reduces congestion and separates freight rail from passenger rail

·    Request early protection and construction of the corridor

·    Request the opportunity to work collaboratively with TfNSW, Department of Planning and Environment, other relevant agencies, including the Government Architect’s Office, and key stakeholders to undertake master planning along the corridor to optimise development potential, permeability and landscape values and promote the concepts of the Western Parkland City and Green Grid

·    Urge TfNSW to balance the impacts of locating the corridor/future infrastructure within the South Creek corridor with the Green Grid priorities of the Western City District Plan

·    Request further details to better understand the justification for the selected route through Wianamatta Regional Park and Shanes Park, to minimise impacts on biodiversity values, linkages and agreed offsets

·    Caution TfNSW to carefully consider the design of the proposed rail loop for freight to minimise impacts on Dunheved Business Park

·    Urge clarity on the planning and functionality of the proposed corridor alignment in relation to the future connection to the Werrington Arterial Stage 2

·    Request clarity on the location of the proposed interchange with the M4 Motorway to better understand its impact on the existing interchanges of Gipps Street/M4 and Mamre Road/M4

·    Express concern with the impact of the corridor on the Mulgoa Valley and Wallacia and their landscape and heritage values.  Strongly support the corridor as the boundary of the western edge of the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area to help define the Metropolitan Rural Area and protect the values of the Mulgoa Valley and Wallacia.

·    Request clarity on the timing of the corridor to manage the impacts on and future investments in recreational and community uses

·    Request further details to better understand the role of the corridor/future road infrastructure in flood evacuation and how its design will respond to this role

·    Encourage TfNSW to continue its investigations into corridor alignment options to extend the Outer Sydney Orbital to the Illawarra and Central Coast regions.

 

North South Rail Line / South West Rail Link Extension

The North South Rail Line corridor will provide a passenger rail connection between the Main Western Rail Line near St Marys and the Main Southern Rail Line near Macarthur.  It includes a tunnel section between St Marys and south of the M4 Motorway, surfacing near Lansdowne Road in Orchard Hills.  The corridor width is generally between 40 metres and 60 metres, depending on landform and expected rail operations.  In the Penrith LGA, the corridor is 60 metres wide to accommodate up to four railway tracks, comprising two tracks in each direction.  The corridor width is able to accommodate a standard station layout, once station locations have been determined.  Some sections of the corridor through Badgerys Creek, Luddenham and Orchard Hills are proposed to be co-located with the Outer Sydney Orbital.

 

The corridor for the South West Rail Link Extension will provide a passenger rail connection between Leppington Station and North Bringelly and allow for an interchange with the North South Rail Line.

 

The purpose of these corridors is to provide connections to the Western Sydney Airport and Western Sydney Airport Growth Area; connect Western Sydney’s strategic centres and other key centres including The Quarter; provide essential future rail network capacity; relieve road congestion; and assist in achieving the vision for a 30-minute city.

 

The exhibition documents indicate that further investigations are proposed to identify land to potentially extend the North South Rail Line from St Marys to Cudgegong Road at Rouse Hill.

 

Environmental Impacts

The key constraints and opportunities considered in the draft SEA are listed in Attachment 4.  The attachment also identifies the key environmental and land use impacts of the corridor. 

 

Where rail is proposed to be at the surface, the recommended corridor directly affects 23 privately owned properties and 7 government owned properties within the Penrith LGA.  Where tunnelled, the rail corridor runs under 1,613 privately owned properties and 99 government owned properties, avoiding substantial impacts on urban land uses, major roads and community infrastructure and minimising disruption to existing communities including St Marys, Werrington, Kingswood, Caddens and Orchard Hills.  Tunnelling, however, will require access and air circulation outlets to be provided, the location of which are still to be determined.

 

Tunnelling of the rail corridor also provides opportunities to connect to The Quarter and St Marys Town centre, to improve access to jobs, education, health and other services.  St Marys Station, in particular, will become a significant transport node.  It will be important to ensure that tunnelling of the rail line is integrated with and activates these precincts.  To facilitate this, more detailed master planning should be undertaken.  Further, like the Outer Sydney Orbital corridor, the design of the rail corridor at the surface needs to consider the broader landscape setting and role of the South Creek corridor as a defining spatial element in the Western Parkland City.  Master planning should also be undertaken along the rail corridor to optimise development potential, permeability and landscape values and promote the concepts of the Western Parkland City and Green Grid.

 

Where the rail corridor is co-located with the Outer Sydney Orbital, land take is minimised and the potential for property severance reduced.  Co-location also limits potential noise, air quality and visual impacts to a reduced number of affected residents.  Dwellings on the eastern edge of The Vines estate and on rural properties adjacent to the corridor in Orchard Hills, Luddenham and Badgerys Creek will be subject to noise, air quality and visual impacts; however, the extent of these impacts is unknown at this stage. 

 

The recommended corridor is mostly located above the 1:100 year ARI flood level, but will traverse parts of the South Creek flood plain.

 

Where tunnelled, the recommended corridor avoids areas of established vegetation, including PCL at Claremont Meadows.  The recommended corridor also avoids PCLs within the Defence Establishment at Orchard Hills.  The corridor affects about 8.31 hectares of endangered vegetation including Shale Plains Woodland and Alluvial Woodland.

 

Where tunnelled, the corridor avoids impacts to heritage items.  At the surface, the corridor traverses two European heritage items: the Luddenham Road alignment and McGarvie-Smith Farm on land owned by the University of Sydney.  While the landscape is acknowledged to be of significance to Aboriginal people, there are no identified areas of significance within the corridor.

 

In terms of economic impacts, the proposed rail line will act as a catalyst for development within the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area and other key centres.  It will also provide opportunities to support more sustainable development clustered around centres.  Given this, it is proposed to request involvement in discussions on the infrastructure funding framework for the rail line and stations, and for these discussions to be brought forward.

 

Early protection and construction of the corridor for the South West Rail Link Extension should be supported to provide a connected passenger rail network for the region.

 

Further, consistent with previous submissions on North-South rail, the State Government should be urged to bring forward its investigations into corridor options to extend the North South Rail Line from St Marys to Cudgegong Road at Rouse Hill.

 

Community Issues

At the time of writing, there have been 36 submissions shared or received on the North South Rail Line corridor.  The main issues raised in these submissions are the social and environmental impacts of the corridor and rail line on the community and the landscape.

 

The submissions request TfNSW to align the rail corridor with the Outer Sydney Orbital corridor and find alternative arrangements to service Western Sydney University, such as providing an additional station on the Main Western Rail Line or additional bus services.  Alternatively, they request an extension of the tunnel to Patons Lane to avoid homes and small businesses south of Lansdowne Road and the Patons Lane Resource Recovery Centre.

 

The request to extend the tunnel to avoid homes and businesses on the southern side of Lansdowne Road is worthy of consideration and proposed to be included in Council’s submission.

 

Council’s Submission to TfNSW

It is proposed that Council’s submission:

·    Strongly support a corridor that provides north-south rail connections, stimulates local jobs growth and regional investment, supports WSA, WSAGA, The Quarter and St Marys Town Centre and reduces congestion

·    Urge early protection and construction of the corridor, particularly to reinforce the commitment in the City Deal for Stage 1 from the WSA to St Marys to be operational by the opening of the airport

·    Request the opportunity to work collaboratively with the TfNSW, Department of Planning and Environment, other relevant agencies, including the Government Architect’s Office, and key stakeholders to undertake master planning along the corridor, including to:

Ensure tunnelling is integrated with and activates The Quarter and St Marys Town Centre; and

Optimises development potential, permeability and landscape values, and promotes the concepts of the Western Parkland City and Green Grid

·    Strongly support a tunnel that avoids impacts on over 1,600 properties and associated community and physical infrastructure.  Request that consideration be given to extending the tunnel to avoid homes on the southern side of Lansdowne Road

·    Request to have a seat at the table for discussions on the infrastructure funding framework for the rail line and stations, as well as master planning of key precincts and interchanges.  These discussions should be brought forward.

·    Request clarity on the timing of the corridor to manage any impacts on and future investments in recreational and community uses

·    Urge early protection and construction of the corridor for the South West Rail Link Extension to support a connected Western Sydney passenger rail network

·    Strongly urge the Government to continue its investigations into corridor options to extend the North South Rail Line from St Marys to Cudgegong Road at Rouse Hill.  Request that corridor protection of this link be brought forward to complete the north-south passenger rail connection and provide certainty for the community.

 

Western Sydney Freight Line

This corridor will provide a freight rail connection from industrial lands around Wetherill Park and the M7 Motorway to the proposed Outer Sydney Orbital freight rail corridor near Luddenham.  The corridor width is generally 60 metres subject to landform and expected freight rail operations.  The exhibition documents indicate that further investigations are required to identify land for a corridor east of the M7 Motorway to the Southern Sydney Freight Line at Villawood.

 

The purpose of this corridor is to contribute to providing direct access between Port Botany and Western Sydney and to regional areas; facilitate development of a Western Sydney Intermodal Terminal, the location of which is yet to be determined; removes freight rail from congested sections of the Main Western Rail Line; reduces road freight; and supports regional growth.

 

Environmental Impacts

The key constraints and opportunities considered in the draft SEA are listed in Attachment 4.  The attachment also identifies the key environmental and land use impacts of the corridor.

 

The recommended corridor directly affects 16 privately owned properties and 7 government owned properties within the Penrith LGA.  The corridor is co-located with the existing Warragamba to Prospect Water Supply Pipeline resulting in less impacts than other potential alignments and eliminating the need for the freight line to cross the pipeline.  It avoids direct impacts on sensitive land uses including the Twin Creeks residential community, the Emmaus Retirement Village, Emmaus Catholic Collage, Trinity Primary School and Mamre Anglican School.

 

The recommended corridor crosses Ropes Creek, South Creek and Reedy Creek, with potential flooding constraints, presenting engineering and cost challenges.  The freight line will result in the loss of threatened ecological communities and habitat for threatened flora and fauna.  These impacts are concentrated around the creek lines and vegetation to the north of the Emmaus Retirement Village.

 

There are a number of Aboriginal artefact items within or close to the corridor, and a high potential for further Aboriginal artefacts and sites due to the presence of creeks and ridgelines.

 

Visual impacts of the freight line will be reduced where the recommended corridor travels along the Warragamba pipeline.  The highest visual impact will be felt by rural residential landowners located near the corridor in Kemps Creek and Orchard Hills as well as road users.  Impacts on the visual amenity and landscape character will also be experienced in the agricultural areas surrounding the recommended corridor when the freight line is built. However, this impact is expected to lessen as the land is developed for employment uses.

 

The recommended corridor delivers the best operational freight outcomes including an alignment that avoids major undulations in landform.

 

Community Issues

There have been no submissions shared or received from the community that specifically relate to the Western Sydney Freight Line corridor.

 

Council’s Submission to TfNSW

It is proposed that Council’s submission:

·    Strongly support a corridor that supports WSAGA and an intermodal facility, removes freight rail from congested sections of the Main Western Line and reduces road freight

·    Urge early protection and construction of the corridor

·    Request the opportunity to work collaboratively with TfNSW, Department of Planning and Environment, other relevant agencies, including the Government Architect’s Office, and key stakeholders to undertake master planning along the corridor to optimise development potential, permeability and design considerations.

 

Common Issues:

In addition to the issues and principles identified for each of the recommended corridors, there are a number of other interrelated issues that are common to all or more than one corridor that should be raised in Council’s submission.

Timing

·    Request clarity on the timing of the proposed corridors.  Strongly urge the State Government to protect the corridors in a timely manner to give certainty to affected landowners.

 

Acquisition

In terms of acquisition, the exhibition documents state that:

“Extensive planning work, technical investigations, transport studies and community consultation will continue before any land is acquired in the Western Sydney corridors.  Engagement with the community, representative bodies, State agencies and other stakeholders will help to refine the recommended corridors.

Land acquisition generally occurs just before infrastructure is constructed, which may be many years or decades away.  Existing land uses can continue until then.

When the Western Sydney corridors are confirmed and the process to protect them is complete, there is the ongoing opportunity for owner-initiated early acquisition under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 before the land is needed.  This Act allows for a fair, consistent and transparent land valuation and acquisition process that equates with the value of the property, as assessed at the time of acquisition”.

 

Besides owner-initiated acquisition, it is understood that acquisition can also occur through negotiated agreements or compulsory acquisition if land is required close to the time of construction of the infrastructure.  Accordingly, clarity on the property acquisition process will be requested.

Further, a commitment to early acquisition of the corridors will be requested.  Delays in acquiring properties within the corridor reservations can restrict landowners' development rights and their ability to sell, leading to anxiety and stress for landowners who are left in an unreasonably prolonged state of uncertainty.

·    Request clarity on the property acquisition process, including information on the criteria for funding early acquisition/compensation (beyond the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991), and the process for determination of property values.

·    Request the State Government to commit to the early acquisition of these corridors.

 

Flood Evacuation

·    Strongly urge the State Government to carefully consider the flood evacuation role the Outer Sydney Orbital and Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection can perform during significant flood events in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley.  Request that the alignment, height and rising road egress path be incorporated into corridor planning and detailed design of the infrastructure.

 

Master Planning Key Interchanges

·    Reinforce the critical need for master planning to be undertaken for St Marys as a major transport node and for land at the interchange of the Outer Sydney Orbital/M12 Motorway as the northern gateway to the WSA

 

Western City District Plan

·    Request further details on the design on the proposed transport infrastructure to fully understand its visual impacts and how it responds to landscape values and promotes the Western Parkland City and Green Grid concepts of the Western City District Plan

·    Request to work collaboratively with TfNSW on corridor planning, preservation and design.  Council’s strategic planning work over the next two years to inform the preparation of a local strategic planning statement and to implement the priorities of the Western City District Plan will assist in this regard.

 

Freight Strategy

The introduction of the Western Sydney Freight Line and connection to the Main Western Rail Line at St Marys brings with it enormous benefits to the capacity of passenger rail on the Main Western Line; i.e. removal of freight rail on the Main Western Line east of St Marys.    Consideration should be given to extending the freight line provisions and strategy to the west of Penrith Station to ensure fast, efficient rail services are provided between Penrith, Parramatta and Central (Sydney), including services to The Quarter.  Should the freight line not be improved beyond Penrith, then there is a concern that passenger rail benefits will only be realised east of St Marys Station.

·    Strongly urge TfNSW to consider extending the freight line provisions and strategy to the west of Penrith Station to increase the capacity of passenger rail services on the Main Western Line west of St Marys and ensure fast, efficient rail services between Penrith, Parramatta and Central (Sydney), including services to The Quarter.

Corridor Protection

Once public consultation is completed, submissions on the recommended corridors will be assessed by TfNSW and the corridors refined and confirmed.  The corridors will also be assessed by the Department of Planning and Environment and considered for statutory planning protection.  It is proposed that the Department will protect the corridors through a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) where land will be rezoned to SP2 – Reserved Infrastructure Corridor.

 

It is intended that landowners and residents in the corridors will be able to continue to use the land as normal.  Land uses and development activity that are currently permitted will continue to be permitted after the land is rezoned, with development consent.  However, the proposed SEPP will require additional approval processes and considerations to ensure new development will not compromise, restrict or otherwise prevent the future use of the land for infrastructure.  The proposed SEPP will prevent subdivision of land within the corridors that would hinder the delivery of the future infrastructure by increasing the number of lots and affected landowners.  Complying development will also no longer be relevant to land within the rezoned corridors.  New development on land within the corridors will require a development application.

 

It is anticipated that a final SEPP will be published in 2018.

Conclusion

With the anticipated population and economic growth in Western Sydney, improved transport connections are critical to achieving the vision of a 30-minute city and an efficient freight network as part of the Western Parkland City.  The Western Sydney corridors will provide key north-south and east-west transport links that will connect people to jobs and places, provide greater education, employment and business opportunities and ease congestion and constraints on the freight network.

 

It is recommended that Council’s submission to TfNSW provide broad support for the corridors and their purpose, subject to the adoption of the existing 1951 Castlereagh Freeway corridor and not the recommended Bells Line of Road – Castlereagh Connection corridor, and the extension of the North South Rail Line tunnel to avoid properties on the southern side of Lansdowne Road at Orchard Hills.  It is also recommended that the issues and principles contained in this report be endorsed as the basis for a final submission to TfNSW, including working collaboratively with TfNSW on corridor planning, preservation and design. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Long Term Strategic Transport Corridors be received.

2.    Council endorse the issues and principles contained in this report as the basis for a final submission to Transport for NSW.

3.    Council’s final submission be forwarded to Transport for NSW by 1 June 2018 and a copy be forwarded to all Councillors.

4.    Residents affected by the recommended transport corridors be advised of Council’s Submission.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Government Owned Land Castlereagh Corridor

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2.

Hawkesbury Council Resolution

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3.

PCLs Castlereagh Corridor

1 Page

Attachments Included

4.

Key constraints and impacts

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Proposed Suburb Name and Arrangements for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area   

 

Compiled by:               Matthew Rose, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Baker, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate quality development in the City that considers the current and future needs of our community

Service Activity

Plan for and facilitate development in the City

      

 

Executive Summary

This report presents Lendlease’s proposed suburb name and boundary arrangements for Jordan Springs and the Central Precinct of the St Marys Release Area. The proposal includes the expansion of the existing suburb of Jordan Springs to include the Central Precinct, the surrounding areas of open space, and Wianamatta Regional Park. The report recommends that Council submit the proposed arrangements to the Geographical Names Board to allow it to commence its place naming process.

Background

The St Marys Release Area is split into several precincts, including three residential precincts known as the East, West and Central Precincts. The East and West Precincts are substantially developed and now form the respective suburbs of Ropes Crossing and Jordan Springs. The development of the Central Precinct is underway, but is still located in the existing suburb of Llandilo, an arrangement related to the former use of the release area as an Australian Defence Industries munitions site.

New suburb arrangements were not settled prior to development commencing in the Central Precinct where a new community is now being established. The current arrangements are causing confusion for new residents, who associate themselves with the community of Jordan Springs, and emergency and postal services as there is no road connecting Llandilo and the Central Precinct. It is also affecting property valuations and insurance arrangements because of the difference between the rural and urban areas. These issues have triggered the need to consider new suburb naming arrangements.

Proposed suburb name and boundary

Lendlease is proposing to adjust the existing suburb boundaries between Jordan Springs and Llandilo to expand Jordan Springs to include the Central Precinct, the surrounding areas of open space, and Wianamatta Regional Park. This would mean that both the Western Precinct (the current Jordan Springs) and the Central Precinct would become part of a single suburb known as Jordan Springs. Appendix 1 identifies the current suburb arrangements and Appendix 2 identifies the proposed suburb arrangements.

Lendlease has provided evidence of its consultation with the emergency services organisations and the Geographical Names Board. The following is a summary of the consultation:

·     NSW Police have no issues with either one combined or two separate suburbs.

·     NSW Ambulance have no issues with the expansion of the existing suburb to include both residential precincts.

·     The Geographical Names Board has indicated in principle support for the proposed adjustment of the existing suburb boundaries.

The place naming process

The Geographical Names Board is the official body for naming and recording details of places and geographical names, including new or amended suburbs. The current process requires Council to submit a proposed name to the Board. If the submission is supported, the Geographical Names Board opens the proposal to the public for comment for one month.

Conclusion

The two residential areas of Jordan Springs and the Central Precinct are separated by the Wianamatta Regional Park and share a single road connection – the 1km east-west road connecting the two areas. The proposed approach is considered to provide a better solution than two separate suburbs – the existing Jordan Springs and a new suburb for the Central Precinct.

The proposed expansion of the existing boundary of Jordan Springs provides logical, easily identified boundaries, including the Northern Road, South Creek, and the southern boundary with existing suburbs (Cambridge gardens, Werrington Downs, Werrington County, and St Marys). The proposal also provides the “critical mass” for a new suburb as it would be appropriately sized and contain sufficient homes, shops and services including the proposed school. In addition, the two residential areas are of similar age and style and the new communities of Jordan Springs and the Central Precinct already share open space and community facilities.

It is recommended that the proposed boundary arrangements be submitted to the Geographical Names Board to allow it to commence its place naming process.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Proposed Suburb Name and Arrangements for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area be received.

2.    The proposed amendments to the suburb boundaries of Jordan Springs and Llandilo (as identified in Appendix 1) be submitted to the Geographical Names Board with a request that the amendments are made official.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Existing Suburb Boundaries

1 Page

Appendix

2.

Proposed Suburb Boundaries

1 Page

Appendix

  


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Development Assessment of Aircraft Noise   

 

Compiled by:               Julie Condon, Development Enquiry Coordinator

Authorised by:            Peter Wood, Development Services Manager 

Requested By:            Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate quality development in the City that considers the current and future needs of our community

Service Activity

Ensure buildings constructed are safe and healthy

      

 

Executive Summary

Councillor Kevin Crameri has requested a report to Council through a Question on Notice on 15 May 2018 with the details of the request as follows:

 

As all aircraft must line up at least 12 miles from the airport what are we doing about noise attenuation to homes in our DA process?

 

In 1985 a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the Second Sydney Airport. This EIS identified Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) contours for the proposed airport.

 

Land use planning controls to regulate residential development on land within the Penrith local government area affected by ANEF contours have been in place since the implementation of Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 201 – Rural Lands in 1991. These controls also require compliance with AS 2021-2000.

 

A joint Federal and State Government media release on Thursday 10 May 2018, identified, with the development of the Western Sydney Airport, controls relating to new residential development will be strengthened by lowering the ANEF level at which residential development is considered acceptable. These changes will be put into effect through a new State Environmental Planning Policy and amendments to Council’s LEP.

 

Until the changes come into effect development applications will continue to be assessed under the current framework.

Background

In 1985 a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the Second Sydney Airport. This EIS identified Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) contours for the proposed airport. The ANEFs are noise levels forecast 20 years into the future which takes into account many components of noise such as intensity, duration, number of noise events, a penalty for events at night, as well as aircraft type, flight paths and other factors.

 

In 1986 the Federal Government made an announcement that Badgerys Creek would be the location for the ‘Second Sydney Airport’.

 

In December 2000 it was announced that the airport development would not proceed and further studies were undertaken to investigate alternatives until in 2014 Badgerys Creek was confirmed as the site for the Western Sydney Airport.

Land Use Planning and Development Assessment

The ANEF is the Government endorsed measure used for land use planning, indicating the type of new development activity allowed in an area close to an airport using Australian Standards AS 2021-2000 (Appendix No. 1). This Australian Standard places restrictions on the type of new development which can be built within the ANEF contours. It is not retrospective and existing developments are not affected by changes to the ANEF contours.

 

Consideration of the ANEF in land use planning at the local level is undertaken through the implementation of planning controls in a Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP). When Penrith LEP 201 – Rural Lands was gazetted in 1991, it contained provisions requiring the consideration of airport noise on all land identified as affected by the ANEF in the 1985 Second Sydney Airport Draft EIS.

 

Council has consistently implemented planning considerations for aircraft noise on the affected land since this time. Clause 7.9 of Penrith LEP 2010 contains the current restrictions on the undertaking of development on land within the ANEF (Appendix No. 2).

 

Development applications submitted for residential development within the ANEF area are assessed for compliance with the above clause. Where the proposed development is conditionally acceptable, an acoustic report is required to be submitted in support of the application which demonstrates that the development will be able to be constructed to comply with the requirements of Australian Standard 2021-2000. Where compliance with the Australian Standard is demonstrated and the application is determined by approval, conditions of consent are applied to ensure the treatment measures proposed within the acoustic report are implemented.

 

Future Planning Controls for Western Sydney Airport

Until the final runways and flight paths for the Western Sydney Airport have been identified and noise studies are able to determine ANEFs for these; Local Government has been directed to continue to implement land use planning controls for the ANEF identified in the 1985 Draft EIS.

 

A joint Media Statement issued by the Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, and the State Minister for Planning on May 10, 2018, has announced that new dwellings will not be permitted where the ANEF exceeds 20.

 

Currently, any new residential development within the 20-25 ANEF contour is considered “conditionally acceptable” under AS 2021-2000 and may be able to be undertaken subject to meeting the requirements of Clause 7.9 of the LEP and the submission of an acoustic report which demonstrates the dwelling may be able to be constructed to provide acceptable interior noise attenuation in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Standard.

 

New residential development is currently not considered acceptable where the ANEF exceeds 25.

 

This change to the existing controls will be implemented through amendments to affected Council’s LEPs and put into effect through a State Environmental Planning Policy. These changes have not yet come into effect so development assessment will continue to implement the LEP in its current form until they do. 

 

Conclusion

Land use planning controls to regulate residential development on land within the Penrith local government area affected by ANEF contours have been in place since the implementation of Penrith LEP 201 – Rural Lands in 1991. These controls require compliance with the relevant clauses of Council’s LEPs and with AS 2021-2000.

 

It has been identified that implementation of the Western Sydney Airport may result in strengthening controls relating to new residential development by lowering the ANEF level at which residential development is considered acceptable. These changes will be dependent on implementation of a new State Environmental Planning Policy and amendments to Council’s LEP.

 

Until the changes come into effect development applications will continue to be assessed in the current framework. Councillors will be kept informed of any developments which relate to these planning controls as they are implemented.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Development Assessment of Aircraft Noise be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

ANEF Zone

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Appendix

2.

Penrith LEP

1 Page

Appendix

  


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Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

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Tender Reference RFT 17/18-24 for the Construction of New Concrete Paths   

 

Compiled by:               Gowry Gowrythasan, Civil Operations Engineer

Hang He, Project Engineer

Authorised by:            John Gordon, City Presentation Manager

Brian Steffen, Executive Manager - City Assets  

 

Outcome

We can get around the City

Strategy

Provide a safe and efficient road and pathway network

Service Activity

Implement the footpath and shared pathway program

      

 

Executive Summary

A tender for the provision of construction of new concrete paths, on an ‘as required’ basis, within the Penrith Local Government Area was advertised on 01 March 2018 and 06 March 2018 and closed on 28 March 2018.

 

The independent financial analysis checks on the three short-listed companies showed no adverse findings and the companies demonstrated satisfactory capacity to undertake the works required by the tender.

 

The report advises Council of the outcome of the tender process, and recommends that the tender from Mack Civil Pty Ltd be accepted as a preferred contractor, KK Consultants Pty Ltd t/as KK Civil Engineering be accepted as a secondary contractor and Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd as third option for the provision of construction of new concrete paths for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) by one (1) year periods, by mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance.

Background

Tenders were advertised in the Western Weekender and the e-tendering website on 01 March 2018, and in the Sydney Morning Herald on 06 March 2018, and closed on 28 March 2018 for the construction of new concrete paths for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) by one (1) year periods.

 

The current schedule of rates contract arrangement for the construction of new concrete path paving will expire in June 2018.

 

It was proposed in the tender documents that the highest ranked supplier (preferred contractor) would be given first preference to carry out the works. The second and third ranked contractor would only be engaged in the event that the preferred contractor becomes unavailable, or do not have the capacity to perform the work.

 

All prospective tenderers were invited to attend a non-compulsory pre- tender briefing on 13 March 2018. The briefing included a review of the documents and provided an opportunity for prospective tenderers to seek any necessary clarification of the specified requirements.

 

Tenderers were required to submit their tender by using the APET 360 online portal which clearly identified the required response against each of the evaluation criteria.

Tenderers were also required to complete a price schedule setting out the unit rate for the provision of construction of new concrete footpaths and shared paths for various widths.

 

Tender Evaluation Panel

The Tender Evaluation Panel consisted of John Gordon (City Presentation Manager), Gowry Gowrythasan (Civil Operations Engineer) and Hang He (Acting Senior Project Engineer).

 

Tender evaluation process was facilitated by Allyce Langton (Supply Officer).

 

Tender Evaluation Criteria

The selection criteria advertised and used in assessing the tenderers were as  follows:

 

General Criteria

·    Company Information

·    Conformance, Acceptance and Declaration

·    Business References

·    Completion of Forms

·    Compliance Statement

·    Demonstrated Ability

·    Financial

·    Employment Policies

·    Quality Assurance Systems

·    Environmental Management

·    Work Health and Safety

 

Summary of Tenders Received

A total of 20 tenders were received from the following companies (listed in alphabetical order) in response to the advertised tender:

 

Tenderer's Name

Location of the Business

Names of Business Owners and/or Names of the Board of Directors

All Civil Solutions Group Pty Ltd

47 Georgina Street Newtown NSW 2012

Michael Georgamlis (Director)

Ally Property Services Pty Ltd T/As Ally Civil

1-5 Arkley Street Bankstown NSW 2200

David Baker (Director)

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd

Unit 4/59-69 Halstead Street South Hurstville NSW 2221

Frank Awada (Sole Director)

Civeco Pty Ltd

14/143-155 Bonds Road Riverwood NSW 2210

Nakhly Chidiac, Habib Saab (Managing Directors)

GLC Civil Pty Ltd T/As Pronto Bins

115-119 Cowpasture Road Wetherill Park NSW 2164

Rita Habib

Grants Concreting Pty Ltd

286 Carters Road Grose Vale NSW 2753

Grant Smith (Director)

Kaskaniotis Group

4 Mallee Street Quakers Hill NSW 2763

Peter Kaskaniotis, Rui Fernandes

Kelbon Project Services Pty Ltd

204 Forest Way Belrose NSW 2085

Richard Johnston (Founder)

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering

17-23 Bryant Street Padstow NSW 2211

Koda Kassira (Director)

Mack Civil Pty Ltd

209 Chuter Avenue Sans Souci NSW 2219

Karim Mahmoud (Managing Director)

Newys Contracting Services Pty Ltd

14 Reed Street Oran Park NSW 2570

Peter New

Ozpave (Aust) Pty Ltd

15 Penny Place Arndell Park NSW 2148

Glenn Dawes (Sole Director)

Productivity Force Pty Ltd

Building T9, Nirimba College Eastern Road Quakers Hill NSW 2763

Paul Breen

R Line Civil & Concreting Pty Ltd

34 Layton Avenue Blaxland NSW 2774

David Murray (Director)

RKR Engineering Pty Ltd

1/100 Old Bathurst Road Emu Plains NSW 2750

Russell K Ricketts

RL Civil Works Pty Ltd

28 Edward Road Turrella NSW 2205

Natalie Fardous (Director)

Starcon Group Pty Ltd

809 The Horsley Drive Smithfield NSW 2164

Ty Nguyen

State Civil Pty Ltd

21 Sackville Street Bexley NSW 2207

Wedyan Tehfe (Director)

Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd

18-20 Bermill Street Rockdale NSW 2216

Michael Harb (Business Owner)

Sydney Contracting Engineers Pty Ltd

Level 3, 100 Harris Street Pyrmont NSW 2009

Farhang Effatmaneshnik, Farshid Manesh (Directors)


Criteria Evaluation

The initial stage of evaluation process involved assessing all of the companies against the evaluation criteria within the tender. Each company demonstrated their capability, environmental requirements, quality and work health & safety in performing the specified works.

After a review of the criteria evaluation, it was determined by the Tender Evaluation Panel that there was no advantage to Council in further considering tenderers with acceptable score below 60%, and as a result, 10 tenderers with score above 60% were considered in the second stage of the cost evaluation process. The following 10 companies were short listed and they were listed below in an alphabetical order.

 

Ally Property Services Pty Ltd T/As Ally Civil

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd

Civeco Pty Ltd

GLC Civil Pty Ltd T/As Pronto Bins

Grants Concreting Pty Ltd

Kelbon Project Services Pty Ltd

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering

Mack Civil Pty Ltd

Productivity Force Pty Ltd

R Line Civil & Concreting Pty Ltd

 

Cost Evaluation

The second stage evaluation process involves cost evaluation.

 

The tender documents provided prospective tenderers with indicative quantities for concrete path construction. Tenderers were asked to submit a unit rate for each of the specified items in the tender documents.

 

The unit rates submitted by each of the tenderers were annualised based on the usage figures specified in the tender. The table below shows the annualised cost for each tenderer from lowest to highest.

 

Tenderer's Name

Annualised Cost (excl.GST)

Mack Civil Pty Ltd

 

$816,450

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering Engineering

$823,400

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd

 

$846,215

R Line Civil & Concreting Pty Ltd

 

$1,011,200

Grants Concreting Pty Ltd

 

$1,017,760

Kelbon Project Services Pty Ltd

 

$1,251,560

Civeco Pty Ltd

 

$1,273,906

Ally Property Services Pty Ltd T/As Ally Civil

$1,277,835

Productivity Force Pty Ltd

$1,749,360

GLC Civil Pty Ltd T/As Pronto Bins

$3,782,805

 

The following tenderers were then short listed for the final stage evaluation process which included financial and referee checks:

 

Mack Civil Pty Ltd

 

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd

R Line Civil & Concreting Pty Ltd

 

Grants Concreting Pty Ltd

 

Financial and Reference Checks

Third Party financial and performance assessment checks were conducted by Corporate Scorecard Pty Ltd for Mack Civil Pty Ltd, KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering, and Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd.

Mack Civil Pty Ltd has a very sound level of working capital and positive references regarding their work. They currently have contracts with Penrith City Council, Canterbury-Bankstown Council, City of Ryde and Liverpool City Council.

Both KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering and Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd have sound and strong level of working capital and have positive references regarding their work.

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering currently has contracts with Randwick City Council and City of Parramatta Council.

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd currently has contracts with Canterbury-Bankstown Council, The Hills Shire Council and Fairfield City Council.

There is no further advantage to consider other tenderers.

 

Conclusion

Based on both price and effectiveness, the Tender Evaluation Panel are of the opinion that   Mack Civil Pty Ltd has given a competitive rate and is recommended to be ranked as the preferred contractor.

 

KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering is recommended as secondary contractor in the event that the preferred contractor is unable to provide the service.

 

Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd is also recommended as third option contractor in the event that the above two contractors are unable to provide the service.

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

Included in the assessment of tenders was the commissioning of independent reference checks, financial analysis, and performance analysis on Mack Civil Pty Ltd, KK Consultants Pty Ltd t/as KK Civil Engineering, and Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd. These checks were completed by Corporate Scorecard Pty Ltd and have been reviewed by Financial Services. Based on this review, no concerns were raised as to the ability of either tenderer to perform the works described. The works provided for in this tender will be accommodated within the operating budget for concrete path construction.

 

 

Tender Advisory Group (TAG) Comment

The Tender Advisory Group’s objective is to support the Council to achieve fair and equitable tender processes. The TAG, consisting of the Executive Manager City Assets, Brian Steffen, Governance Manager, Glenn McCarthy, and Financial Services Manager, Neil Farquharson, met to consider the report and recommendations in relation to the tender for the Construction of New Concrete Paths. The TAG noted that the preferred contractor and recommended alternative contractors submitted the lowest cost proposals and have the demonstrated ability to successfully undertake the required work. The TAG reviewed the evaluation process outlined within the report and is satisfied that the selection criteria have been correctly applied in making the recommendations.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference RFT17/18-24 for the Construction of New Concrete Paths be received

2.    Mack Civil Pty Ltd be appointed as the preferred contractor for the construction of new concrete paths for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) by one (1) year periods, by mutual agreement and subject to satisfactory performance, allowing for rise and fall provisions

3.    KK Consultants Pty Ltd T/As KK Civil Engineering be appointed as the secondary contractor to be engaged in the event that the preferred contractor is unable to provide the service

4.    Awada Civil Engineering Pty Ltd be appointed as third option contractor to be engaged in the event that the above two contractors are unable to provide the service

5.    The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be placed on all documentation if necessary.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

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Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

 

 

8

Tender Reference 17/18-25 Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre   

 

Compiled by:               Kumar Rethnasamy, Major Projects Co-ordinator

Authorised by:            Michael Jackson, City Assets Transition Manager  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Make our public places safe and attractive

Service Activity

Provide designs and plans for Council's buildings

      

 

Executive Summary

Tender Reference 17/18-25 for the Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre, was advertised in the Western Weekender on 05/04/18 and Sydney Morning Herald on 10/04/18. The tender closed on 02/05/18.

 

This report advises Council of the outcome of the tender process and recommends that the tender from Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd be accepted for the full scope of works outlined in RFT 17/18-25 for the Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre, Project, for a total amount of $389,761.00 (excluding GST).

Background

The works to be performed under RFT 17/18-25 Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre, includes:

·    Replacing the ductwork in the Richard Bonynge Concert Hall.

·    Installing a new air handling unit in the Malcolm Borland Foyer area.

·    Complete all ancillary works remaining in the project

·    Commissioning the system and providing maintenance manuals

 

These are the remaining scope items from RFT 14/15-25, where the contract was terminated due to an insolvency event.

Tender Evaluation Process

The Tender Evaluation Committee consisted of Kumar Rethnasamy (Major Projects Coordinator), Colin Field (Senior Engineer from Engineered Environments) and was chaired by Michael Jackson (Design & Projects Manager). Allyce Langton from Council’s Procurement team performed the role of tender administration for this tender.

 

The evaluation criteria advertised and used in assessing the tender received included the following:

 

·    Business References

·    Demonstrated Ability

·    Works Method and Design Program

·    Financials

·    Employment Policies (Apprenticeships)

·    Quality Assurance Systems

·    Environmental Management Systems

·    Work Health & Safety

 

Initial Tender Review

A full listing of the tender received is detailed below in price order (ex GST).

 

Company

Tendered Price

Company Location

Directors

Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd

$389,761.00

23/28 Vore St, Silverwater NSW 2128

Ronald F Ryan

Ronald P Ryan

Evaluation of the Preferred Tender

The tender was assessed using Apet360 software to provide a ranking for conformance with the evaluation criteria.  Being the only conforming tender, Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd was first evaluated by the Tender Evaluation Committee to assess their capability and were assessed favourably with regard to non-price effectiveness.

 

The tendered price was within the remaining budget to complete the scope of works. A cost estimate for the works was undertaken by the consultant engineer prior to the tender being issued. The tendered price was within the acceptable range for completing the remainder of the works.

 

An interview was held with Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd to clarify details of their tender submission prior to making this recommendation. No significant issues were identified during the interviews to alter the recommendation of the committee.

 

The Tender Evaluation Committee thoroughly reviewed the information pertaining to prior experience of the proposed tenderer. Reference checks were conducted with the referees provided which returned positive feedback in key areas which were identified as being critical to the completion of the project.

 

The recommended company, Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd, was selected based on their:

1)   Compliance with the tender evaluation criteria,

2)   Demonstrated ability to meet Council’s requirements; and

3)   Competitive price for the services offered.

 

Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd is based in Silverwater and has delivered similar value projects of similar complexity for other private clients. Council’s Project Management team is satisfied with their performance in relation to community, safety and environmental management. 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

Included in the assessment of tenders was the commissioning of independent reference checks, financial analysis, and performance analysis on Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd. These checks were completed by Corporate Scorecard Pty Ltd and have been reviewed by Financial Services. Based on this review, no concerns were raised as to the ability of Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd to perform the works described.

 

The total tendered price by Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd of $389,761.00 (excluding GST) is within the available budget.

Tender Advisory Group (TAG) Comment

The Tender Advisory Group’s objective is to support the Council to achieve fair and equitable tender processes. The TAG, consisting of the Executive Manager City Assets, Brian Steffen, Financial Services Manager, Neil Farquharson, and Governance Manager, Glenn McCarthy, met to consider the report and recommendations in relation to the tender for Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre. It was noted that although only one response was received to the tender, the proposal is within both the allocated budget and the cost estimate provided by an independent consultant engineer. The TAG reviewed the evaluation process outlined within the report and is satisfied that the selection criteria have been correctly applied in making the recommendations.

Conclusion

The Tender Evaluation Committee is in the opinion that Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd provided the most advantageous tender and it is recommended that the Company be awarded the contract for a contract sum of $389,761.00 (excluding GST)

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Tender Reference 17/18-25 Mechanical Services Work at the Joan Sutherland Centre be received.

2.    Ryan Wilks Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the amount of $389,761.00 excluding GST.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

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Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

 

 

9

The naming of a water area at Leonay Oval   

 

Compiled by:               Andrew Robinson, Facilities Manager

Authorised by:            Brian Steffen, Executive Manager - City Assets  

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Provide opportunities for our community to be healthy and active

Service Activity

Plan and advocate for sport and recreation facilities, services, programs and events for the City

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement for the naming of a water area, at Leonay Oval, in memory of a Peter Howlett who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer to Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club and the sport of Rugby League in the City. The club has proposed that the water area be named The Peter ‘Shrek’ Howlett Swamp.

 

The report recommends that the water area be named The Peter ‘Shrek’ Howlett Swamp and that a memorial plaque reflecting the name be installed.

Background

Representation has been received from Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club seeking the naming of a water area at Leonay Oval in memory of Peter Howlett who passed away in January 2018, having served for over 11 years as a dedicated volunteer of the club.

 

Council’s ‘Naming of Parks and Reserves Policy’ applies to all public spaces under the ownership or care and control of Council. The Policy outlines that Council may wish to consider naming portions of a park or reserve with names of persons. This may occur when the park already has a name and a request has been received for the naming of an element or field within the park. The approval can be determined by a resolution of Council and does not need the approval of the Geographical Names Board.

 

Under the Policy, the guidelines for assigning portions of parks/reserves a name include:

 

-        The person is considered worthy of such an honour.

-        The person should reside within the Penrith City Council Local Government Area.

-        The person must be, or have been, a member of a local community, services or voluntary organisation.

-        The person must have made a significant contribution to the local community through voluntary input, association with a local sporting club, education or through business, and that contribution must be identified. A significant contribution could include:

 

Ten or more years association with local community groups, including school, sporting or service groups.

Action by an individual to protect, enhance or maintain an area that produces substantial long-term improvements for the community or area.

Given names may be included as part of the naming proposal, and given and surname combinations are acceptable.

 

Any approved application received to name a portion or segment(s) of a park or reserve, will be forwarded to the Geographical Names Board of NSW and relevant government agency for information.

 

Current Situation

Emu Plains Rugby League Club’s submission, approved by the wife of Mr Howlett, is to name a water area at Leonay Oval, The Peter ‘Shrek’ Howlett Swamp. The water area is identified in the aerial map attached to this report.

 

In responding to the criteria, for naming a portion of a park, the Club’s Committee has provided the following detail:

 

‘Peter Howlett had been associated with the Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club since 2006. He began his time at the club as the A-Grade manager but quickly moved into the role of sponsorship manager the next year. It is in this position that Peter was instrumental in ensuring the success of the Emu Plains Club. His phone was rarely far from his ear as he pursued and maintained relationships with local businesses and organisations to encourage them to support junior rugby league in Sydney’s West.

 

Peter also worked with Penrith City Council and State and Federal Members to successfully apply for two grants to improve the facilities at Leonay Oval. The first project realised a retaining wall to the main field and the second project was the construction of the amenities building on the top field.

 

Peter has served on the club’s committee for more than half his time at the club and, in 2015, became Club President. He has also sat on the Penrith Junior League Panel to determine team divisions on two occasions. He was also awarded Life Membership of Penrith District Junior Rugby League for his endeavours.

 

Peter led the club in its 50th anniversary year and, although he held the highest executive position, was not afraid to get his hands dirty in the day to day running of the club. He was often found pushing the lawn mower around the fields or marking lines in preparation for a weekend of football. He was at the facility from sun up to sun down on match days working in the canteen, flipping sausages on the BBQ, and wearing the Ground Manager’s vest.

 

Shrek, as he was affectionately known around the club, had a heart of gold and devoted so much time and effort to the club that he loved. So many of us begin our association with a club when our kids start playing rugby league at that club. Peter did not have any of his own kids play at the club so his commitment and motivation was even more impressive.

 

Peter was a very humble guy and has received quite a few perpetual awards within our club but rarely wanted to accept them because he did not demand recognition for all his hard work.’

 

Conclusion

Peter ‘Shrek’ Howlett lived between 14 January 1969 – 12th January 2018. In that time period he committed over 11 years to Emu Plains Junior Rugby League Club creating rugby league participation and social opportunities for the community. The club now has a player base of almost 600 with much of this success being testament to the hard work and dedication that Peter provided.

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on The naming of a water area at Leonay Oval be received.

2.    Council endorse the naming of the water area at Leonay Oval, The Peter ‘Shrek’ Howlett Swamp.

3.    A memorial plaque reflecting the name of the water area be installed.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Aerial Map of the Proposed Peter 'Shrek' Howlett Swamp

1 Page

Appendix

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                                  28 May 2018

Appendix 1 - Aerial Map of the Proposed Peter 'Shrek' Howlett Swamp

 

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Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

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10      Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2018-2019                                                                                                                        70

 

11      Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee                                                                        73

 

12      Extinguishment of drainage easement - 57 Loftus Street Regentville (Lot Y DP413302) 75

 

13      Amendments to 2018-2019 Council Fees and Charges - Domestic Waste Charge for the provision of an extra recycling service                                                                             79

 

14      Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018                      81

 

15      Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018          86

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                    28 May 2018

 

 

 

10

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2018-2019   

 

Compiled by:               Dawn  Comber, Governance and Council Support Officer

Authorised by:            Adam Beggs, Governance Coordinator  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Be open and fair in our decisions and our dealings with people

Service Activity

Support the Councillors in meeting their obligations and roles as community representatives

      

 

Executive Summary

The NSW Local Government Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) is responsible for making annual determinations of maximum and minimum fees payable to Mayors and Councillors in NSW. Section 239 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires the Tribunal to determine the categories of Councils and Mayoral Offices once every three years.

 

Section 241 of the LG Act, provides for the Tribunal to determine not later than 1 May in each year, the maximum and minimum amount of fees to be paid to Mayors and Councillors of councils. 

 

In determining these fees, the Tribunal is required to give effect to the same policies on increases in remuneration as those of the Industrial Relations Commission (s242A(1) of the Local Government Act 1993). The public sector policy on wages is such, that Mayors and Councillors will be restricted to no more than 2.5% per annum.

 

In light of this legislation and taking into consideration key economic indicators, including the Consumer Price Index and Wage Price Index, the Tribunal found that the full increase of 2.5 per cent is warranted. The report recommends that the fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors for 2018-19 be set at the maximum level permitted, with effect from 1 July 2018..

 

This year the Tribunal also reviewed the categorisation of 13 councils and has made no changes. Council made a strong submission to the Tribunal which has resulted in Council maintaining the equivalent of its current category. Details of the submission that Council made with respect to the review of categories will also be detailed in the report.

Background

The Tribunal is constituted in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The Tribunal is responsible for categorising each Council for the purpose of determining the minimum and maximum fees payable to Mayors and Councillors in each Category.

 

The Tribunal is required to make an annual determination by no later than 1 May each year, which takes effect from 1 July in that year. Section 239 of the Local Government Act 1993 also requires that the Tribunal must determine Categories of Councils and Mayoral offices at least once every 3 years.

 

In 2009, the Tribunal undertook a review of categories and found that there was no strong case to significantly alter the current categories of Mayoral offices and Councillor. The Tribunal did however decide to apply descriptive titles to each of the categories rather than continuing with the numbering of Categories. The descriptive title given to Penrith City Council (and Blacktown City Council) was “Metropolitan Major” which indicates “a Council that has a residential population greater than 250,000 or has another special feature of section 240 [of the Act] which the Tribunal considers distinguishes it from other Metropolitan Councils”. Council has maintained this category since 2009.

 

On 22 June 2011 the NSW State Government passed the Parliamentary, Local Council and Public Sector Executives Remuneration Legislation Amendment Act 2011. The effect of the amendment is that future remuneration increases from 1 July 2012 for Mayors and Councillors will be restricted to no more than 2.5% per annum (similar to the remuneration for members of Parliament, public sector executives etc).

 

Current 2018 Review

On 13 November 2017 the Tribunal wrote to the Mayor and General Manager advising that the 2018 annual determination review process has commenced and would consider councils making submissions with respect to categorisation structure and fees.

 

The Tribunal also met and sought a submission from Local Government NSW (LGNSW) to gain a broader industry perspective.

 

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for 2018-19

On 17 April 2018 the Tribunal released its Report and determination on the maximum and minimum amounts of fees to be paid to Mayors and Councillors for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. A full copy of the Tribunal’s annual report and determination can be found attached to this report.

 

Whilst the Tribunal is required to review existing categories every 3 years, with changes to a number of councils due to amalgamation, the Tribunal allowed submissions for re-categorisation of councils, on request.

 

After taking into consideration the key economic indicators including the Consumer Price Index and Wage Price Index and having regard to budgetary limitations imposed by Government’s policy of rate pegging, the Tribunal found that the full increase of 2.5 per cent was appropriate.

 

Council’s Submission

Council officers prepared a strong submission to the Remuneration Tribunal earlier this year. In essence the Council’s submission proposed that based on Council’s recognised strategic position in the region, the complexity of the matters that are being considered and the exponential growth expected into the future that a new category should be established called Metropolitan Major – Growth Centre. It was contended that this category would recognise the unique status of Penrith City Council in the region, in the absence of this new category the submission put forward that Council be placed in the Metropolitan Large category and remunerated at the same level as Major CBD (Parramatta City Council).

 

Council as it has done for a number of years again put forward the notion that Mayors and Councillors should be remunerated as a percentage of a MP’s remuneration. Council also raised the idea that the role of the Deputy Mayor needs to be recognised and the ability to pay a fee accordingly should be established.

 

It is pleasing again that the Council has maintained its categorisation in line with previous determinations and that the Tribunal has recognised the increasing complexities and responsibilities that are borne by councillors in passing on the full 2.5% increase permissible under government policy. However, it is disappointing that a number of the other suggestions put forward by Council have not been incorporated by the Tribunal in their determination. It is open for Council to consider whether other advocacy measures should be undertaken in this regard.

 

Mayor and Councillor Fees for 2018-19

The Council’s Policy on the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors (Section 252 Policy) states that “Council will determine annually the fee to be paid to the Mayor in accordance with section 249 of the Local Government Act 1993. This fee, which is in addition to the Councillor’s fee, will be paid to the Mayor monthly in arrears”.

 

In respect of the Deputy Mayor the Council’s Policy states “Council will determine annually the fee paid to the Deputy Mayor in accordance with section 249 (5) of the Local Government Act 1993. This fee, which is to be deducted from the Mayor’s fee, is in addition to the Councillor’s fee”.

 

The Tribunal does not set a fee for a Deputy Mayor, despite our submissions to do so; however, it has been the Council’s practice to remunerate the Deputy Mayor by allocating 20% of the Mayor’s fee to the Deputy Mayor, in addition to the fee paid to the Deputy Mayor as a Councillor.

 

It has also been the Council’s practice to remunerate Councillors at the maximum fee level, and the Budget for Councillor fees for the Operational Plan for 2018-19 are based on this practice continuing.

 

The Tribunal has determined the following range of fees for the Category of “Metropolitan Large” Councils (Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool, Northern Beaches, Penrith and Sutherland):

 

Councillor Annual Fee – Minimum $17,980 & Maximum of $29,670

Mayor Additional fee* - Minimum $38,200 & Maximum of $86,440

 

*This fee must be paid in addition to the Mayor as a Councillor (s249(2)).

 

Conclusion

In light of the determination by the Tribunal and Council’s practice to remunerate Councillors at the maximum fee level, it is recommended that the fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors for 2018-19 be set at the maximum level determined by the Tribunal.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2018-2019 be received.

2.     The fees payable to the Mayor and Councillors for 2018-19 be set at the maximum level permitted.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2018-2019

23 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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11

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee   

 

Compiled by:               Stuart Benzie, Internal Audit and Policy Officer

Authorised by:            Anthony Robinson, Risk and Audit Coordinator

Matthew Bullivant, Legal Services Manager  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Be open and fair in our decisions and our dealings with people

Service Activity

Promote ethical behaviour and open and fair decision making

      

 

Executive Summary

This report provides information on the meeting of Council’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee held on 7 March 2018. The draft Minutes of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee meeting 7 March 2018 are attached to this report.

Background

The Local Government Amendment (Governance and Planning) Bill 2016 (NSW) requires that Council must appoint an Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (the ARIC). The ARIC must keep under review the following aspects of the Councils operations:

 

a)   compliance

b)   risk management

c)   fraud control

d)   financial management

e)   governance

f)    implementation of the strategic plan, delivery program and strategies

g)   service reviews

h)   collection of performance measurement data by the Council, and

i)    any other matters prescribed by the regulations.

 

The ARIC must also provide information to the Council for the purpose of improving the Council’s performance of its functions.

 

The ARIC operates under a Charter, most recently updated by Council resolution on 22 May 2017.

Current Situation

The ARIC met on 7 March 2018. This was the first meeting of the ARIC for the calendar year. The draft minutes of the prior meeting, as provided to Council on 26 February 2018, were adopted by the ARIC with one alteration; the reference under General Business to “Reconciliation Statement” required amendment to state “Reconciliation Action Plan”.

 

The ARIC Charter requires that the minutes of each ARIC meeting be reported to Council. A copy of the draft minutes from the meeting of 7 March 2018 is attached to this report.

Next Meeting

The next ARIC meeting is scheduled for 6 June 2018.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 7 March 2018

7 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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12

Extinguishment of drainage easement - 57 Loftus Street Regentville (Lot Y DP413302)   

 

Compiled by:               Alison Randall, Property Management Officer

Authorised by:            Julie Connell, Acting Property Development Manager  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Be open and fair in our decisions and our dealings with people

Service Activity

Respond to community requests for use of Council's land (licences, easements, road closures)

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval to extinguish a registered easement for drainage purposes benefiting Council over private land at 57 Loftus Street, Regentville (Lot Y DP413302).

Background

Council received a request to extinguish a redundant drainage easement from Perpetual Conveyancing the conveyancer acting for the owner of 57 Loftus Street Regentville (Lot Y DP413302) “the property”.

 

The easement for drainage purposes was registered to benefit Penrith City Council in DP413302 as shown in appendix 1.

 

Council’s Engineering Services Department reviewed the request and confirmed the easement is not used for drainage purposes nor required by Council for future use. An aerial of the easements location in shown in appendix 2.

 

As Council is the benefiting authority to the easement, only Council has the authority to agree to the extinguishment or release of the drainage easement.

As the original easement was executed under the Common Seal of Council, the release and extinguishment of the easement is only supportable by Council resolution.

Accordingly, it is recommended that Council support the extinguishment of the redundant drainage easement.

 

The proponent will be responsible for all costs associated with the preparation of documentation, formal registration and appropriate Council fees and charges.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Extinguishment of drainage easement - 57 Loftus Street Regentville (Lot Y DP413302) be received.

2.    Council resolve to extinguish the drainage easement over Lot Y DP413302 in accordance with the conditions listed in this report.

3.    All necessary legal documents required to extinguish the easement be endorsed under delegation.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Current Easement Plan

1 Page

Appendix

2.

Aerial- 57 Loftus Street Regentville

1 Page

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Current Easement Plan

 

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Amendments to 2018-2019 Council Fees and Charges - Domestic Waste Charge for the provision of an extra recycling service   

 

Compiled by:               Aisha Poole, Resource Recovery Coordinator

Authorised by:            Tracy Chalk, Waste and Resource Recovery Manager  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Support financial sustainability through financial planning and budget management

      

 

Executive Summary

Council is requested to approve an amendment to the Fees and Charges section of Council's Management Plan to allow an increase in the additional Domestic Waste Charge for any service with an extra recycling bin, which was proposed to be $35 but now is proposed to be $50.  This increase is required for cost recovery due to shifts in the import of recycling commodities impacting recycling processing costs.

Background

The 2018-19 Domestic Waste Management Charges are calculated for full cost recovery.  All waste charges are set by Council to cover the cost of domestic waste collection services, landfill, waste processing costs, education, communications, illegal dumping and provision for future planning and new technologies and all other associated services.

The Fees and Charges currently on exhibition for service options with an extra recycling bin are currently based on $35.  The $35 cost for an additional recycling bin has not changed for the past two financial years.

Information provided by the EPA and recycling contractor, VISY Recycling, have given strong indication that there will be significantly increased processing fees for recycling within the next 12 months. This is due to shifts in the import of recycling commodities with more stringent controls on contamination levels impacting recycling processing costs.

The impact of the proposed increase is shown in the tables below:

 

Service Option- 3 bin service

Currently Charge on Exhibition

Proposed Charge

Domestic Waste Standard Service 1 Org & 2 Rec

$434

$449

Domestic Waste Wkly 140L Red Service 1 Org & 2 Rec

$618

$633

Domestic Waste Reduced Organics 2 Recycling

$402

$417

Domestic Waste Wkly Red Service (Sml) 1 Org & 2 Rec

$585

$600

Domestic Waste (Medium) Service 1 Org & 2 Rec

$501

$516

Domestic Waste (Lge) Service 1 Org & 2 Rec

$507

$522

2 Domestic Waste (Lge) Service 1 Org & 2 Rec

$682

$697

Domestic Waste Wkly Red Service (Lge) 1 Org & 2 Rec

$791

$806

 

Service Option- 2 bin service

Currently Charge on Exhibition

Proposed Charge

1 Domestic Waste 2 Recycling

$481

$496

1 Domestic Waste 3 Recycling

$516

$546

2 Domestic Waste 3 Recycling

$927

$942

2 Domestic Waste 4 Recycling

$962

$992

1x140L Dom Waste 2 Recycling

$445

$460

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

The Local Government Act 1993 section 610E (2) requires the Council to provide public notice of proposed categories in the same way as it is required to give public notice of the amount of a proposed fee under section 610F (2) or (3). That is, the Council must give public notice (in accordance with section 705) for at least 28 days.

 

As the proposed increased charge for the provision of an extra recycling bin was not included in the original 2018-2019 Operational Plan, Council will need to provide at least 28 days public notice of its determination.

 

To account for the significantly increased processing fees for recycling, it is considered appropriate that the fee for provision of an extra recycling service be charged on a cost recovery basis.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Amendments to 2018-2019 Council Fees and Charges - Domestic Waste Charge for the provision of an extra recycling service be received.

2.    The Draft 2018-2019 Fees and Charges, currently on exhibition, be amended by the increase in the additional Domestic Waste Charge for any service with an extra recycling bin, which was proposed to be $35 but now is proposed to be $50 for cost recovery.

3.    Council’s determination in 2 above be placed on public notice for at least 28 days.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018   

 

Compiled by:               Geraldine Brown, Budget Accountant

Neil Farquharson, Financial Services Manager

Craig Shepherd, Corporate Reporting Coordinator

Authorised by:            Andrew Moore, Chief Financial Officer

Vicki O’Kelly, Executive Manager - Community and Chief Operating Officer  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Support financial sustainability through financial planning and budget management

      

 

Executive Summary

This report outlines Council’s progress towards implementing its four-year Delivery Program 2017-21 and annual Operational Plan 2017-18, and focuses on the period of 1 January to 31 March 2018. The report should be read in conjunction with the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 (see attached), which records significant Variations, Reserve movements, proposed Revotes, Contracts and Consultancies, Cash and Investments position, Income and Expenses by Program and our progress in completing the organisation’s Operating and Capital projects for 2017-18.

 

At 31 March 2018, 93% of Council’s 271 projects were ‘on target’ or ‘completed’. 

 

Council adopted a balanced budget for 2017-18. The March Quarterly Review has resulted in a small deficit, after the proposed allocations, for the quarter ($51,565) and a surplus for the full year of $200,356.

 

This report recommends that the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 is received, and that the revised budget estimates identified in the report and detailed in the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 be adopted.  

Organisational Performance Summary

The Organisational Performance Report provides information on Council’s progress, achievements and challenges for the nine-month period between 1 July 2017 to 31 March 2018. At 31 March 2018:

·    95%(140) of the 147 Operating projects were ‘on target’ or ‘completed’

·    90%(112) of the 124 Capital projects were ‘on target’ or ‘completed’.

 

Table 1 provides a performance summary, which overall demonstrates that Council is successfully delivering its services and programs. 

 


 

 

Completed

On Target

Attention Required

Total

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

Capital Projects

37

30%

75

60%

12

10%

124

Operating Projects

33

22%

107

73%

7

5%

147

Totals

70

26%

182

67%

19

7%

271

 

Table 1

Organisational Highlights

Council’s programs and services delivered a number of significant achievements during the past three months. These include:

 

·      The development of our draft Community Safety Plan 2018-21.

·    Completion the new state of the art Jordan Springs Community Hub in partnership with Lendlease.

·    Hosting and supporting a range of successful events including Australia Day and Harmony Day celebrations.

·    The signing of the Western City Deal in March.

Financial Position Summary

Council delivered a balanced budget in the adoption of the 2017-18 Operational Plan. The six-monthly result to December was a projected 2017-18 budget surplus of $252,409 for the full year, with variations in the first six months being mainly positive variations to the Original Budget. The favourable budget position at this stage of the financial year also presented the opportunity to transfer $900,000 to Reserve to provide capacity to respond to current and emerging priorities.

 

The March Quarter presents a small deficit, with a revised end of year projected budget surplus of $200,356. This result comprises both positive and negative variations to the Original Budget, with the most notable for the March Quarter being additional rates income ($536,888) and Interest Income on Investments ($162,200). These positive variances were offset by funding required for remediation plans for asbestos removal ($469,395), and also provided Council with the capacity to allocate $360,000 to Reserve providing additional capacity to respond to priorities, including costs associated with the implementation of City Deals and priority resource requests.

 

Net organisational salary savings of $175,582 have also been identified in this quarter, largely from staff vacancies. In keeping with Council’s adopted practice, these salary savings will be retained within the employee cost budget at this stage and not be reallocated until the end of the year to manage any budgetary risks identified throughout the year. Council’s Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) has foreshadowed that increases to the annual Employee Leave Entitlement (ELE) provision will be required and a strategy to increase this provision has been implemented. Council is committed to ensuring that sufficient provision is made for ELE, and therefore it is proposed that any remaining salary savings will be transferred to the ELE Reserve as part of the June 2018 Review after provision for current year payments are made. 

 

The financial strategies developed over the past two years rely not just on the 2016-17 SRV, but also on reform within the organisation’s processes, systems, procedures, culture and structure.  Reform in these areas has already commenced and will continue over the next 4 years.  The organisation aims to match the funds from the 2016-17 SRV with savings from better ways of doing things, harnessing technology improvements, implementing new systems and reviewing service delivery.  These savings will provide the capacity to continue to service our growing City, ensuring the 2016-17 SRV funds are directed towards the City shaping and future-proofing priorities. The original 2017-18 Budget included $2.9m in productivity initiative savings. During 2017-18 and in conjunction with the Quarterly Review process further productivity initiatives have been identified and included in budget adjustments resulting in total savings of $4.0m now being incorporated into the 2017-18 budget.

 

In addition to these adjustments a total of $3.1m of Capital and Operating projects revotes are proposed as a result of the March Quarter Review as the projects are not expected to be completed in the current financial year.  Further details of significant proposed major variations are provided later in this report, with all variations and revotes detailed in the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018.

 

This report recommends that the revised budget estimates identified in this report, including revotes, and detailed in the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 be adopted.

Financial position for the March Quarter

The financial position of Council for the quarter is expressed by providing information in compliance with Quarterly Budget Review Statement (QBRS) requirements on:

·    Budget position (whether balanced/surplus/deficit)

·    Significant Variations

·    Identified Revotes

·    Funding summary

·    Reserve movements for the Quarter

·    Capital and Operating Budget projects list for the quarter

·    Key Performance Indicators

·    Income and Expenses

·    Income and Expenses by Program

·    Capital budget

·    Cash and investments

·    Contracts and other expenses

·    Consultancy and legal expenses.

Budget Position

 

($)

Original Budget Position

0

September 2017 Quarter Variations

194.467

December 2017 Quarter Variations

57,942

March 2018 Quarter Variations

(488)

March 2018 Review Variations

(51,565)

Revised Budget Position Surplus/(Deficit)

200,356

 

 

Commentary is provided below on some of the more significant issues in the March Quarterly Review (F= Favourable, U= Unfavourable, A= Allocation). Further details of all proposed variations impacting the budget position, variations with no impact on available funds, revotes, and reserve movements are detailed in the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018.

 

Rates Income - $536,888 F (5%)

Rates income is forecast to be around $537,000 above previous budget estimates. The majority of this additional income can be attributed to the high number of new large strata apartment developments being registered and assessed for rates in 2017-18. So far there have been six such developments ranging from between 97 and 208 lots each registered in the current financial year. The income was predicted to be received in future years of Council’s LTFP and as such does not substantially increase Council’s longer term financial capacity. Rates abandonments are higher than forecast due to a high number of valuation objections coming in from the out of cycle valuation in 2016, but the lost valuation objection income can be recouped as part of permissible income next year.

 

Interest on Investments - $162,200 F (11%)

Original budgets were prepared on the basis that interest rates would remain at a steady rate with an expected return of 2.4%. Due to the recent increase in the Bank Bill Swap Rate, (as it factors in an anticipated increase in the Cash Rate), and increased competition between the major banks, it is expected that the return on Council Investments will exceed the budget. It is anticipated that income from untied interest on investments will provide additional income and an increase of $162,000 is proposed in the March Quarterly Review.

 

Asbestos Removal – Brisbane Street Oxley Park & William Street Cambridge Park -$469,395 U (100%)

Funding is required for remediation plans developed and implemented in accordance with relevant authorities following detection of large quantities of bonded asbestos at Brisbane Street Oxley Park and William Street Cambridge Park to ensure safe encapsulation of the bonded asbestos.

Net Employee Costs - $175,582 A

During the third quarter of 2017-18 salary savings have been realised primarily due to vacancies across a number of departments. The majority of these vacant positions are in the process of being filled.  It is recommended that some of the identified salary savings are retained in the individual departments to enable the engagement of temporary staff to ensure the delivery of key Operational Plan tasks and projects.  The salary savings, net of those being retained by departments, total $175,582.

It is proposed that as part of the March Quarterly Review that salary savings of $175,582 are retained within the employee costs area to assist with year-end employee cost balancing and to supplement the budget for terminations. Any remaining savings at year end could then be transferred to the Employee Leave Entitlement (ELE) Reserve.

Other variations with no impact on Available Funds and Proposed Revotes

A number of other variations proposed as part of this review do not have an impact on the available funds. Details of these adjustments are provided in the Organisational Performance report – March 2018.  In addition to these adjustments a total of $3.1m of planned Capital and Operating projects are proposed for revote this quarter. The total value of revotes for the year to date is $21.3m, (including $12.3m in September and $5.9m in December), compared to $8.7m for the same period in 2016-17. As previously reported the $12.3m revote in September included $9.8m for WSIP Local Roads package that was required to be revoted due to unavoidable adjustments to the planned delivery schedule and timing of expenditure agreed with the Roads and Maritime Service.

 

2017 Community Building Partnerships Grant - $82,000

 

Council was successful this year in receiving funds through the Community Building Partnerships Grants for two projects. These projects were identified by residents as priority requests through engagement by the Neighbourhood Renewal Program.

 

1.   Lincoln Park – Cambridge Park: Grant funding of $42,000 for a number of elements that enhance the recently installed playground as part of the Mayoral Youth Challenge project which has been identified as Council’s contribution towards this grant funded project. The elements include a large shade structure over play equipment, a handball court and an extension to the footpath to improve access.  This funding will result in higher levels of usage in the park and extend the hours of use during the hotter months.

 

2.   Kevin Maley Park – Colyton: The total estimated project cost of $80,000 is made up of $40,000 grant funding with $40,000 Council funding from the general revenue funded Neighbourhood Renewal Capital project. The funding will provide outdoor fitness equipment particularly for use of older and well-aged residents. The equipment is located in a popular park, well used as a local thoroughfare for residents accessing the Day Street shops. The fitness equipment will be supplemented with a number of fitness workshops that will support residents to use the equipment safely and with confidence.

Conclusion

The Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 indicates that the performance of Council’s Capital and Operating projects are on track to meet Council’s challenging annual program. Strong financial management combined with the fine tuning and confirmation of budget assumptions have contributed to a $200,356 surplus being projected to June 2018.

 

The Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 will be placed on Council’s website, and will be available in hard copy on request.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018 be received.

2.    The Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018 as at 31 March 2018, including the revised estimates outlined in this report and detailed in the Organisational Performance Report – March 2018 be adopted.    

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Organisational Performance Report - March 2018

74 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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15

Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018   

 

Compiled by:               Ashley Zanier, Assistant Accountant

Authorised by:            Neil Farquharson, Financial Services Manager

Andrew Moore, Chief Financial Officer   

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Provide accurate information to Council and the community on Council's financial activities

      

 

Executive Summary

This report on the Summary of Investments & Banking for April 2018 is submitted for the purpose of financial accountability and to satisfy the investment reporting requirements of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (clause 212), the Local Government Act 1993 (Section 625) and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The report certifies that the Council investments comply with the forms of investment made by order of the Minister under section 625(2) of the Local Government Act 1993. The current Ministerial Order was issued under Council Circular 11-01 on 17 February 2011.

 

The report provides a summary of investments for the period 1 April to 30 April 2018 and a reconciliation of invested funds as at 30 April 2018.

 

The investment returns versus the benchmark as a percentage for April 2018 are:

 

·    Council portfolio current yield (including FRNs)          2.57%

·    90 day Bank Bill Swap rate (Benchmark)                    2.05%

 

 

The report recommends that the information contained in the report be received.

Background

Attached to this report is a Summary of Investments including Economic Commentary for April 2018, Historical Investment Performance analysis tables and charts, a reconciliation of Invested Funds for April 2018 and various Investment Summary and Investment Portfolio analysis tables and charts.

CERTIFICATE OF RESPONSIBLE ACCOUNTING OFFICER

I hereby certify the following:

 

1.   All investments have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, relevant regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

 

2.   Council’s Cash Book and Bank Statements have been reconciled as at 30 April 2018.

 

                                             

Andrew Moore

Responsible Accounting Officer

Executive Summary

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Summary of Investments & Banking for the period 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018 be received.

2.    The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the period 1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018 be noted and accepted.

3.    The graphical investment analysis as at 30 April 2018 be noted.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Investments Report

6 Pages

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Investments Report

 

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Committee of the Whole

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

Other Interests

 

Monday May 28 2018

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Presence of the Public                                                                                                       1

 

2        Compulsory Acquisition by Endeavour Energy for Zone Substation - Part 1/1057945 - 240-250 Jamison Road, South Penrith                                                         2

 

3        Acquisition of Land for Road Widening Purposes - Derby Street & The Northern Road Kingswood Upgrade                                                                                                           2

 

4        Land Transfers from the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL) to Penrith City Council – Nepean River Lands                                                                                                          2

 

5        Mulgoa Road & Jane Street Project (RMS) - Acquisition & Licensing of Council Land    3

 

6        Creation of Drainage Easement over Council Land at 29 Australia Street St Marys (Lot 69 DP9969)                                                                                                                             3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A Leading City

 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

Everyone is entitled to attend a meeting of the Council and those of its Committees of which all members are Councillors, except as provided by Section 10 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

A Council, or a Committee of the Council of which all the members are Councillors, may close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises:

 

(a)          the discussion of any of the matters listed below; or

(b)          the receipt or discussion of any of the information so listed.

The matters and information are the following:

 

(a)          personnel matters concerning particular individuals;

(b)          the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayers;

(c)           information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business;

(d)          commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed:

·         prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or

 

·         confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or

 

·         reveal a trade secret.

 

(e)          information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of the law;

(f)            matters affecting the security of the Council, Councillors, Council staff or Council property;

(g)        advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

The grounds on which part of a meeting is closed must be stated in the decision to close that part of the meeting and must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

The grounds must specify the following:

(a)          the relevant provision of section 10A(2);

(b)          the matter that is to be discussed during the closed part of the meeting;

(c)           the reasons why the part of the meeting is being closed, including (if the matter concerned is a matter other than a personnel matter concerning particular individuals, the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer or a trade secret) an explanation of the way in which discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

Members of the public may make representations at a Council or Committee Meeting as to whether a part of a meeting should be closed to the public

The process which should be followed is:

 

·         a motion, based on the recommendation below, is moved and seconded

·         the Chairperson then asks if any member/s of the public would like to make representations as to whether a part of the meeting is closed to the public

·         if a member/s of the public wish to make representations, the Chairperson invites them to speak before the Committee makes its decision on whether to close the part of the meeting or not to the public.

·         if no member/s of the public wish to make representations the Chairperson can then put the motion to close the meeting to the public.

The first action is for a motion to be moved and seconded based on the recommendation below.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Compulsory Acquisition by Endeavour Energy for Zone Substation - Part 1/1057945 - 240-250 Jamison Road, South Penrith 

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.

 

Outcome 4

 

3        Acquisition of Land for Road Widening Purposes - Derby Street & The Northern Road Kingswood Upgrade

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.

 

4        Land Transfers from the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL) to Penrith City Council – Nepean River Lands

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.

 

 

 

5        Mulgoa Road & Jane Street Project (RMS) - Acquisition & Licensing of Council Land

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

Outcome 7

 

6        Creation of Drainage Easement over Council Land at 29 Australia Street St Marys (Lot 69 DP9969)

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.

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 May 2018

Report Title:            Amending Precinct Plan for the Central Precinct of St Marys Release Area

Attachments:           Draft Chapter 5 - Development Control Strategy



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Attachment 1 - Draft Chapter 5 - Development Control Strategy

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 May 2018

Report Title:            Western Sydney Long Term Strategic Transport Corridors

Attachments:           Government Owned Land Castlereagh Corridor

                                Hawkesbury Council Resolution

                                PCLs Castlereagh Corridor

                                Key constraints and impacts



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Attachment 1 - Government Owned Land Castlereagh Corridor

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 May 2018

Report Title:            Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Mayor and Councillors for 2018-2019

Attachments:           Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2018-2019



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                                  28 May 2018

Attachment 1 - Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2018-2019

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 May 2018

Report Title:            Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Attachments:           Unconfirmed Minutes of Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 7 March 2018



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                                  28 May 2018

Attachment 1 - Unconfirmed Minutes of Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee Meeting held on 7 March 2018

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 28 May 2018

Report Title:            Organisational Performance Report and Financial Review - March 2018

Attachments:           Organisational Performance Report - March 2018



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                                  28 May 2018

Attachment 1 - Organisational Performance Report - March 2018

 

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ATTACHMENT       

 

 

 


Date of Meeting:     28 May 2018

 

Delivery Program:   Outcome 7

 

Service:                   Financial Services

 

Report Title:             2017-2018 Voted Works