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7 August 2019

 

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that a POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held in the Passadena Room, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 12 August 2019 at 7:00PM.

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

Yours faithfully

 

 

Warwick Winn

General Manager

 

BUSINESS

 

1.           LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

2.           APOLOGIES

 

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 8 April 2019.

 

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 THE MEETING

 

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

 

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

 

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION

 

9.           DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

10.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

11.         URGENT BUSINESS

 

12.         CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS


POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Monday 12 August 2019

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

DELIVERY program reports

 


Council_Mark_POS_RGB2019 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2019 - December 2019

(Adopted by Council - 26 November 2018, Amended 1 May, 28 May and 27 June 2019)

 

 

 

TIME

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Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

11

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

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

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

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

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Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2018-2019 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2018-2019 Annual Statements are adopted

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Meeting at which the Annual Report is presented

Briefing to consider Budget, draft fees & charges and corporate documents

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

ON MONDAY 8 APRIL 2019 AT 7:00PM

PRESENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown OAM (arrived 7:02pm), Kath Presdee and John Thain.    

 

APOLOGIES

PRC11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the apology from Councillor Marcus Cornish be accepted.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 11 March 2019

PRC12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 11 March 2019 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

1        Outdoor Dining Review                                                                                 

PRC13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Outdoor Dining Review be received

2.    The Outdoor Dining Policy, incorporating any feedback from the Policy Review Committee, be placed on Public Exhibition,

3.    A further report be presented following the Public Exhibition to consider any submissions.

 

 


 

 

2        Model Code of Conduct and Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM arrived at the meeting, time being 7:02pm.        

PRC14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on Model Code of Conduct and Procedures for the Administration of the Code of Conduct be received

2.   Council adopt the Model Code of Conduct for NSW Councils as its Code of Conduct

 

 

3        Code of Meeting Practice                                                                              

PRC15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Code of Meeting Practice be received

2.    The Draft Code of Meeting Practice be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

3.    The General Manager be authorised to make any minor administrative changes prior to exhibition.

4.     The Council’s adopted Code of Meeting Practice, once adopted be used for all Council Committee Meetings.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:00pm.

    


DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Planning Proposal for the Australian Arms Hotel - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith    

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                  1

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

2        Draft Hoardings Policy                                                                                                     13

 

3        Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020     16

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019                                                         27

 

 


 

 

 

 

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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        Planning Proposal for the Australian Arms Hotel - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith  

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                  1

 

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                 12 August 2019

 

 

 

1

Planning Proposal for the Australian Arms Hotel - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith   

 

Compiled by:               Breannan Dent, Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Borgia, City Planning Manager  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate 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

This report presents the results of the public exhibition and public authority referrals, along with Local Planning Panel advice, for a Planning Proposal relating to 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith (the subject land), known as the Australian Arms Hotel.

 

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Penrith Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 to:

·    increase the Height of Buildings (HOB) control from 12m to 24m over part of the land, (no increase in height is proposed for the existing Hotel building portion of the land), and

·    increase the Floor Space Ratio (FSR) control from 3:1 to 3.5:1 across all of the land.

 

The Planning Proposal was placed on public exhibition from Friday 31 May 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019. Council received 3 submissions during the consultation process.

 

Key issues raised in community submissions which are addressed in this report include:

·    considerations for future Development Applications (DAs) relating to heritage, noise, and detailed design

·    the effect of amending the HOB control on views of the Blue Mountains, and

·    road infrastructure capacity.

 

The Planning Proposal was presented to the Local Planning Panel (LPP) for advice, referred to public authorities and presented to the Heritage Advisory Committee. The Committee and the LPP generally supported the Planning Proposal and no objections were received from public authorities.

 

No changes to the Planning Proposal have been proposed in response to the submissions received. This report seeks Council’s endorsement to adopt the Planning Proposal to proceed to the next stage of the Gateway process, being to make the amendment to Penrith LEP 2010.

Background

At the Policy Review Committee meeting of 8 October 2018, Council resolved to endorse a Planning Proposal for amendments to the HOB and FSR maps in Penrith LEP 2010 at 351 - 359 High Street, Penrith (Lot 2 DP 513015 and Lot 9 DP 28199), known as the Australian Arms Hotel. A map of the subject land is provided as Appendix 1. The Planning Proposal is provided in a separate enclosure to this report.

The subject land is zoned B3 Commercial Core under Penrith LEP 2010. The Planning Proposal does not seek to change the zone. Concept designs in the Planning Proposal indicate that the future use may be a 120 room, four-star hotel with conference and function facilities to complement the existing Australian Arms Hotel, which is intended to be retained.

 

The subject land is approximately 700 metres from Penrith Train Station and is located opposite the Allen Place Car Park on Lawson Street. The subject land contains a local heritage item - the Australian Arms Hotel - as well as a covered beer garden, car park and an electrical substation.

 

The subject land is listed as a heritage item under Penrith LEP 2010. There are also other heritage items nearby along High Street. These heritage items have a lower height control. This control exists in addition to other heritage controls to ensure future development does not overwhelm heritage buildings.

 

A Gateway Determination was received from the Department of Planning and Environment (DPIE) on 10 May 2019 to enable the Planning Proposal to undergo community consultation. Council has received delegation to make the plan.

Local Planning Panel Advice

A report was presented to the LPP on 10 April 2019 seeking their advice in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). A copy of the Panel’s advice is provided as Appendix 2.

 

The LPP generally supported the HOB amendments. The LPP also generally supported FSR amendments, noting that Penrith DCP 2010 controls ensure design sensitivity to the heritage item and street wall heights. No amendments are recommended to the Planning Proposal in response to LPP advice.

Public Exhibition and Submissions

Public exhibition of the Planning Proposal commenced on Friday 31 May 2019 and concluded on Sunday 30 June 2019. During the public exhibition, three submissions were received from the community objecting to the proposed amendments. The submissions are tabled for Councils review.

 

The submissions raise 8 issues as summarised below:

 

Issue

Response

Existing noise from established Hotel affecting nearby residents.

Council’s compliance officers manage any operational noise complaints received for the existing Hotel. If any breaches are identified in their investigations, they will enforce Council’s existing controls.

 

Any future development on the site which is proposed to generate noise impacts will be required to complete a noise study to supplement the assessment of the Development Application. This is required by existing development controls and will be mitigated through future detailed design responses.

 

The current and proposed uses of the subject land are permissible under existing controls and are consistent with Council’s strategies to improve the night-time activation of Penrith City Centre.

Capacity of road infrastructure to support increased use of subject land.

The Planning Proposal does not facilitate a significant increase in traffic generation beyond what is already permissible on the subject land.

 

A traffic assessment is provided as Appendix 4 of the Planning Proposal. The assessment concludes: “The assessed intersections would operate satisfactorily even with additional traffic associated with traffic growth and the proposed redevelopment. There is adequate capacity in the surrounding road network to cater for the additional traffic generated by the proposed redevelopment.”

 

Further matters relating to traffic would be addressed at a Development Application stage, subject to Penrith DCP 2010 controls.

Negative impact of future development on the heritage value of the Australian Arms Hotel building.

The existing HOB control is retained over the Australian Arms Hotel to reduce impacts of future development by limiting potential development over the heritage item.

 

There are controls in both Penrith LEP 2010 and DCP 2014 to:

·    ensure new development is sympathetic in design to local heritage items

·    protect local heritage items from undue development impacts, and

·    ensure detailed review of the implications of any future development on the subject land during development assessment.

 

A heritage conservation management plan has been submitted with the Planning Proposal. This plan demonstrates that a suitably designed building can be accommodated on the subject land, consistent with proposed HOB and FSR increases. The Office of Environment and Heritage concurred with the Planning Proposal.

 

Heritage impacts will be managed in the detailed design of any proposed development through a Development Application.

 

Increased building height may obstruct existing views to the Blue Mountains.

Development surrounding the subject land has an existing permissible height of 24 metres. The proposed amendments are not anticipated to result in any additional adverse effect on views. The proposed increase is consistent with the permissible height of surrounding buildings.

 

Downturn in market interest for development in Penrith.

Council’s objective is to assess and facilitate future development that is consistent with our existing strategies and controls for Penrith City Centre.

 

Development will lead to overshadowing and light emission impacts.

 

Proposed development in Penrith is required to consider controls in Penrith DCP 2014 which mitigate undue impacts to nearby properties. Overshadowing controls in Penrith DCP 2010 will be considered at the time of a future development assessment.

 

Potential for future development on the subject land to devalue property on The Crescent in Penrith.

 

The proposed amendments do not remove the potential for development of properties in The Crescent. There is no evidence of property devaluation as a result of this development.

 

 

Community concerns have been addressed through existing controls and strategies. Any development impacts will be managed in the detailed design of any proposed development through a future Development Application. Studies have been provided in the Planning Proposal that assess the implications of the proposed amendments.

 

No amendments to the Planning Proposal are proposed in response to submissions received during the public exhibition.

Public authority referrals

The Planning Proposal was referred to public authorities identified in the Gateway Determination. No objections to the Planning Proposal were raised and all authorities confirmed that their recommendations are more appropriately addressed through the DA process. Public authority recommendations for a future DA were provided to the proponent.

 

No amendments are proposed to the Planning Proposal in response to public authority referral responses.

Heritage Advisory Committee

The Planning Proposal was presented to Councils Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) on 19 June 2019. The HAC generally supported the Planning Proposal.

 

The Heritage Advisory Committee generally supported the proposed amendments, particularly as they facilitate conservation of the heritage hotel. The HAC requested to review any future DAs for the subject land, particularly in the context of archaeological material and design sensitivity to the heritage item.

 

No amendments to the Planning Proposal are proposed in response to HAC comments.

Conclusion

The Planning Proposal was publicly exhibited and community submissions have been addressed. The Planning Proposal was referred to public authorities, who raised no objections. The Local Planning Panel and Heritage Advisory Committee generally supported the Planning Proposal.

 

It is recommended that the Planning Proposal be adopted as exhibited and is progressed to the next stage of the Gateway process, being to make the amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

Next Steps

If Council adopts the proposed recommendations below, the following next steps will be undertaken:

 

1.   The Planning Proposal will be updated.

2.   Council officers forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning and Parliamentary Counsel in accordance with the plan making process.

3.   Submitters will be notified when the Planning Proposal is made.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal for the Australian Arms Hotel - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith be received

2.    Council endorse the Planning Proposal for the Australian Arms Hotel - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith provided in the separate enclosure to this report.

3.    Council officers forward the Planning Proposal to Parliamentary Counsel for an opinion in accordance with the plan making process.

4.    Council make the required amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010.

5.    Council authorise the General Manager to execute all necessary documents, and do all necessary things to give effect to the Council’s decision to make the amendment to the Penrith Local Environmental Plan.

6.    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment be provided with a copy of the amended plan for notification

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Subject Land Map - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith

1 Page

Appendix

2.

Local Planning Panel Advice - 10 April 2019

1 Page

Appendix

  


Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Appendix 1 - Subject Land Map - 351 and 359 High Street, Penrith

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Appendix 2 - Local Planning Panel Advice - 10 April 2019

 

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Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

2        Draft Hoardings Policy                                                                                                     13

 

3        Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020     16

 

 

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                 12 August 2019

 

 

 

2

Draft Hoardings Policy   

 

Compiled by:               Rebekah Elliott, City Engagement Coordinator

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, Place Manager  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Help make our major centres and important community places safe and attractive

Service Activity

Support the revitalisation of Penrith City Centre and St Marys Town Centre

      

 

Executive Summary

As the city undergoes continual changes through the construction of new buildings and alterations to existing buildings, it is important that temporary structures erected in the public spaces are designed and installed to improve amenity and experience for the community. With the significant investment Council is currently making in our public domain, it is timely to consider how we foster and manage opportunities for activation and enlivening our city centres.

 

This policy outlines the framework to manage temporary structures that are erected in our public spaces to allow for a safe and convenient pedestrian access past worksites. Further to this, the policy aims to integrate public art with temporary structures in our centres to mitigate the visual impacts and to enrich and temporarily renew the public space to give added creativity, interest, vibrancy and history. Temporary structures provide the opportunity to activate and add value to our public spaces by increasing visual interest and reinforcing placemaking.

 

The report recommends that Council adopt the attached draft Hoardings Policy (Attachment 1).

Background

Penrith is a vibrant and dynamic city, with distinctive landscapes and public spaces. It is an engaging retail and cultural centre with a host of unique and appealing attributes. The Penrith City Centre Public Domain Masterplan as well as the St Marys Streetscape Improvement Project underline the importance of activating these locations in the city and town centres.

 

Temporary Structures are defined as the work area protective structures (hoardings), perimeter scaffolding systems and cantilevered scaffolding that are often a necessary part of development and maintenance activity.

 

The use of public art, graphics, colour and images on hoardings and scaffolding is a means of minimising visual impacts and adding visual interest and the presence of creativity in the streetscape. Feedback from the City of Sydney about art work on hoardings confirms that for developers and builders, the featuring of intriguing art on the hoardings shows the community they care about their work and assists in stimulating interest in their development. It fosters a more positive brand association than advertising and has the potential to demonstrate the progressive outlook of the company.

 

Temporary structures when well managed add to the cultural richness of a vibrant place and contribute to an inherent sense of safety and security for the community. Currently, there is no policy to manage the erection of temporary structures across the city. There are a set of conditions that apply through signing the agreement to comply with Council’s Conditions of Footpath Hoarding when an applicant submits an application. As a result, hoardings across the city have been inconsistent in approach and quality.

 

In writing this policy, Council Officers have researched hoardings and temporary structure policies from several Sydney metropolitan and interstate Councils and considered what may work best in Penrith.

 

Draft Policy Aims and Objectives

The aim of the policy is to manage temporary structures erected in our public spaces. It prescribes the minimum performance objectives and design criteria to maintain safe access and high amenity across Penrith.

 

The policy objectives are to ensure that that temporary structures erected in the public spaces are designed and installed to improve amenity, safety and experience for the community.

 

In addition, the policy proposes to integrate public art to enrich and temporarily renew the public space whilst a development is being constructed. The hoardings provide an opportunity to contribute to the vibrancy, safety and appeal of our city centres.

 

Outline of the Draft Policy

This policy outlines the framework to manage temporary structures that are erected in our public spaces to ensure the least possible impact on the movement of people past worksites. Further to this, the policy aims to incorporate public art with temporary structures in our centres to mitigate the visual impacts and to enrich and temporarily renew the public space to give added creativity, interest, vibrancy and history.

 

The policy is structured in three parts. Appendix 1 specifies the approval requirements and conditions that are applicable to an applicant once a permit has been granted; Appendix 2 outlines the application requirements for Council to consider an application; and Appendix 3 contains the maps of the centres where the public artwork on hoardings will apply.

 

The policy has been developed in consultation with relevant departments across Council including City Assets, Development Services, Design and Projects, Property Development and Environmental Health and Compliance.

Conclusion

The draft Hoardings Policy will support the growth of our city centres as vibrant and safe places. It clarifies the expectations of Council on the applicants with the aim of fostering an environment that encourages and enables a range of high quality hoardings and streetscape activation outcomes to thrive in the city of Penrith.

 

The policy is attached for Council’s consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Draft Hoardings Policy be received

2.    The Draft Hoardings Policy be adopted.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Draft Hoardings Policy

20 Pages

Attachments Included

  


Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                 12 August 2019

 

 

 

3

Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020   

 

Compiled by:               Rebekah Elliott, City Engagement Coordinator

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, Place Manager  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Help make our major centres and important community places safe and attractive

Service Activity

Support the revitalisation of Penrith City Centre and St Marys Town Centre

      

 

Presenters:        Gai Hawthorn, Manager, Penrith CBD Corporation – Penrith CBD Corporation 2018-2019 Performance; and

Darren Latty, President, Penrith CBD Corporation – Penrith CBD Business Plan 2019-2020

Executive Summary

The Penrith CBD Corporation has submitted their Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2018-2019 and their proposed Business Plan for the remainder of 2019-2020 for Council’s consideration. This report describes the features and provides commentary on the documentation submitted. The annual Business Plan is considered to support the interests of all stakeholders in the Penrith City Centre.

 

Attached to this report is the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement for 2018-2019 and the proposed Business Plan for 2019-2020.

 

This report recommends that Council receive the information on the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement for 2018-2019 and endorse the proposed Business Plan for 2019-2020. 

Background

Penrith City Council works with the St Marys Town Centre Corporation and the Penrith CBD Corporation to jointly manage the centres to support their ongoing vitality and viability. Council collects rates from non-residential properties in the city centre and returns these to the Corporations. In 2018-2019, $442,862 (exc GST) will be paid to the Penrith CBD Corporation to undertake the proposed activities as outlined in their Business Plan 2019-2020. 

 

Council and the Corporations have a Deed of Agreement that requires the Corporations to develop a Triennial Business Plan to articulate their direction with an annual report to Council on progress.

 

On the 9 October 2017 at the Policy and Review Committee, Council endorsed the Penrith CBD Corporation’s Triennial Business Plan 2016-2019. The activities described in the Triennial Business Plan are consistent with the needs of the Penrith CBD Corporation to continue to build their profile with the local businesses and explore opportunities to promote the Penrith City Centre to local residents, visitors and potential new business operators and property investors.

 

The Triennial Business Plan involves six pillars of governance to support their management and improve reportable outcomes.  The Corporation’s six pillars are:

 

1.   Vibrant City Centre

2.   Strong respected brand

3.   Engaged business owners

4.   Engaged property owners

5.   Stakeholder engagement

6.   Effective governance

 

In the 3 year period, the Corporation has been gearing its activity towards the growth of residential development in the city centre with the expected increase in population, and the opportunities that arise for local businesses as a result of this growth. The Corporation has been working with businesses coming into the city centre and supporting existing businesses to leverage off the new growth and change. The Corporation is also flagging their role in working with property owners to increase their knowledge about infrastructure improvements and to encourage them to look at their own property portfolios to ensure that they are keeping pace.

 

Business Plan 2019-2020

The Annual Business Plan of the Corporation is an opportunity for the board to assess progress on their Triennial Business Plan and identify priority and ongoing projects for the year ahead. The endorsement of the plan is an opportunity for Council to hear from the Corporation and to seek alignment to Council’s strategic vision for the Penrith City Centre.

 

The CBD Corporation have committed to an activation program during the next 12 months that focuses on positive opportunities for businesses and the community in the Penrith City Centre. They will continue the implementation of the Discover Penrith CBD initiative and working to promote the dining opportunities in the city centre.

 

The Business Plan for 2019-2020 has identified that the Corporation want to actively work with businesses that may be considering Penrith City Centre as a desirable location, whilst still supporting those that have already chosen to invest in property or businesses in the centre through an active workshop and training program.

 

The presentation from the CBD Corporation that accompanies this report will go into further detail on proposed activity for 2019-2020. A summary of the Corporation’s Annual Business Plan is attached to this report for Council’s consideration (Attachment 2).

 

Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement 2018-2019

The Corporation has prepared an annual report on their activities during the 2018-2019 financial year. The report provides an overview of the initiatives and events held during the year from the Penrith Festival, bi-monthly newsletters through to more day to day activities supporting businesses with marketing and building networks.

 

Notable, through additional funding received from Council the Corporation has actively worked property owners to upgrade under awning lighting to compliment the streetscape upgrade works on High Street and enhance the pedestrian experience in the city centre at night.

 

The Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement 2018-2019 is attached to this report for Council’s consideration (Attachment 1).

 

 

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

The Penrith CBD Corporation appears to be trading in a sound financial manner. The Corporation recorded a revenue increase of $173,393 (31%) to a total revenue of $741,274 in 2018-19 ($567,881 in 2017-18) and a 2018-19 profit after tax of $21,356 ($10,287 in 2017-18). Total expenditure increased by $162,325 (29%) in 2018-19 to a total expenditure of $719,918 compared to $557,594 in 2017-18. The Corporation has a positive level of cash and cash equivalent reserves of $78,678 ($65,799 in 2017-18) and increased its Equity position to $48,385 in 2018-19 from $27,030 in 2017-18.

 

Triennial Review

Every three years a formal, independent review of the performance of the corporations in achieving their business plans is undertaken. The review is undertaken in a cooperative environment and involves the assessment and analysis of the operations and performance of the Corporations’ over the past three years.  The review will make findings on matters that require improvement and provide recommendations for changes where necessary, with the outcomes and recommendations expected to be presented to Council at a briefing in September 2019.

 

For 2019-2020 the existing triennial business plan will carry over for implementation in its last year, whilst the independent impact review is being undertaken. Any agreed recommendations from the review will be implemented over the remainder of the current financial year. Should new frameworks and reporting be recommended it is expected it will come into effect from 1 July 2020. This timeframe will ensure the engagement and delivery of positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

 

Conclusion

The Penrith CBD Corporation has submitted its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements on highlights from 2018-2019 and a Business Plan for the remainder of 2019-2020 for Council’s consideration.

 

This report describes the features and provides commentary on the documents as presented from the Penrith CBD Corporation.  The Annual Business Plan is considered to support the interests of all stakeholders, businesses, property owners and residents in the Penrith City Centre.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020 be received

2.    Council receive information on the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement for 2018-2019 of the Penrith CBD Corporation.

3.    Council endorse the Penrith CBD Corporation’s Annual Business Plan 2019-2020.

 


 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Annual Report 2018-2019

38 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Business Plan 2019-2020

18 Pages

Attachments Included

3.

Audited Financial Statement 2018-2019

19 Pages

Attachments Included

   


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

 

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Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

 

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Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                 12 August 2019

 

 

 

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Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019   

 

Compiled by:               Avanthi Fernando, Governance 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

Promote ethical behaviour through awareness and advice and manage investigations of alleged corruption, maladministration or breaches of the Code of Conduct

      

 

Executive Summary

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) will hold its Annual Conference at The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm from 14 - 16 October 2019.

 

The Association has written to Council to provide information about this year’s Conference including the structure of motions and topics to consider and the nomination of voting delegates. This report provides councillors with a number of motions for consideration and one final opportunity to have motions adopted for submission.

Background

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) will hold its Annual Conference at The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm from 14-16 October 2019.

 

Over the years, Council has been very successful at influencing the development of statewide LGNSW policy, particularly in the areas of planning, the environment, community planning, fire and emergency services, roads and transport and rating policy.

 

Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 June 2019 resolved:

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019 be received.

2.     Council nominate Councillors Kath Presdee, Karen McKeown OAM, Greg Davies, Kevin  Crameri OAM, Brian Cartwright, Tricia Hitchen, Ross Fowler OAM, John Thain, Robin Cook and Bernard Bratusa as voting delegates for motions to attend the 2019 LG NSW Conference being held at The William Inglis, Warwick Farm from 14-16 October 2019.

3.     Council nominate Councillors Kath Presdee, Karen McKeown, Greg Davies, Kevin Crameri OAM, Brian Cartwright, Tricia Hitchen, Ross Fowler, John Thain and Robin Cook as voting delegates in the election for Office Bearers and the Board (Board election) to attend the 2019 LG NSW Conference being held at The William Inglis, Warwick Farm from 14-16 October 2019.

5.     Leave of absence be granted as appropriate for those councillors attending the conference.

6.     Council sponsor up to three (3) Aboriginal observers, nominated by the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council, to attend the 2019 Local Government NSW Conference.

Submission of Motions

Councils have been advised that for a motion to be included in the Business Paper they must meet the following guidelines:

 

1.   Are consistent with the objects of the Association,

2.   Relate to Local Government in NSW and/or across Australia,

3.   Concern or are likely to concern Local Government as a sector,

4.   Seek to advance the Local Government Policy agenda of the Association and/or improve the governance of the Association,

5.   Have a lawful purpose,

6.   Are clearly worded and unambiguous in nature, and

7.   Do not express preference for one or several members over one or several other members.

 

It is important to note that the Board will not include motions in the Business Paper which do not advance the local government policy agenda. Therefore, a motion will not be included if it is operational, rather than strategic; not local government business; focused on a local issue only or if the motion is consistent with past policies and actions of LGNSW or the Local Government and Shire's Association.

 

Accordingly, Council’s motions should relate to issues which are causing concern to the Council and/or the community. The motions should also suggest an appropriate solution by including either a motion which could be considered by the Conference or notes which might guide delegates to an agreed position.

 

Local Government NSW has advised that the submission of Council’s motions and any accompanying notes or motions for consideration at the Conference must be completed at the latest by 16 September however with a strong preference for these to be submitted by 19 August to allow for the efficient production of the Conference papers.

 

The following motions have been prepared by staff for consideration, should councillors wish for any further motions to be developed prior to the deadline, sufficient detail will need to be provided at tonight’s meeting and a recommendation passed accordingly.

 

Motion 1

 

Subject:     Affordable Rental Housing SEPP 2009 – Boarding Houses

 

That LGNSW writes to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces requesting that Division 3 Boarding Houses of the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP 2009 be amended to allow Councils to be exempt from this division under the policy.

Motion Details:

Councils are best placed to determine the location and appropriateness of boarding houses to support affordability and diversity within its communities.

 

It is proposed that the amendment is made on the basis that Council has an adopted Local Housing Strategy and Local Strategic Planning Statement and demonstrate that housing affordability and diversity is delivered within its LGA.

 


 

Motion 2

 

Subject:     Bill Posters and other advertising material deposited in contravention of the act. 

That LGNSW write to the Minister for Energy and Environment requesting that Section 146C of the Protection of the Environment Act 1997 be amended to allow a deeming provision that makes the venue/promoter/organiser and or business mentioned in the advertisement culpable for the offence of cause or ask a person to committee an offence under sections 146A or 146B of the Protection of the Environment Act 1997.

Motion Details:

Councils experience significant difficulties in detecting and prosecuting individuals for offences committed under sections 146A and 146B of the Protection of the Environment Act 1997.  Offences are typically committed in the early hours and Council is obliged to prove identity of any offender. Investigations are often thwarted by the refusal of suspects and organisation to answer questions.  

It is proposed that a deeming provision, similar to that contained in the Road Transport Act 2013, be created where the registered operator is taken to have committed a designated offence until they are able to prove otherwise.  If such a provision was available, the prosecution would not have to prove when and who deposited a particular poster but only that a poster was deposited.

This amendment would serve as a significant deterrent against offences under this section.

Conclusion

Council has been successful in influencing State Association policy through its involvement in past Conferences. The Delivery Program for 2017-21 identifies Council’s role in monitoring the impact of emerging policies and seeking to influence State and Federal Governments through a strong advocacy role. Council’s attendance and involvement at the Local Government NSW Conference is one of the activities that contribute to achieving these delivery actions.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019 be received

2.    The Motions detailed in the report be submitted for inclusion in the 2019 Local Government NSW Annual Conference Business Paper.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  



 

ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 12 August 2019

Report Title:            Draft Hoardings Policy

Attachments:           Draft Hoardings Policy



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Attachment 1 - Draft Hoardings Policy

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 12 August 2019

Report Title:            Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020

Attachments:           Annual Report 2018-2019

                                Business Plan 2019-2020

                                Audited Financial Statement 2018-2019



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Attachment 1 - Annual Report 2018-2019

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Attachment 2 - Business Plan 2019-2020

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                               12 August 2019

Attachment 3 - Audited Financial Statement 2018-2019

 

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