CONFIRMED MINUTES

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

ON MONDAY 12 AUGUST 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, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Mark Davies, Tricia Hitchen, Karen McKeown OAM and Kath Presdee.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the apologies from Councillors John Thain and Aaron Duke be accepted.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 8 April 2019

PRC17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 8 April 2019 be confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Pecuniary Conflict of Interest in Item 3 – Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report 2018-2019 and Business Plan 2019-2020, as he is the Auditor of the Penrith CBD Corporation. Councillor Fowler OAM indicated he would leave the meeting during consideration of this Item.

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM declared a Pecuniary Conflict of Interest in Item 4 – Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019, as she is on the Board of Local Government NSW and also sits on the Motion Review Committee for the LGNSW Conference. Councillor McKeown OAM indicated that she would leave the meeting during consideration of this Item.

 

  

 

Ms Sylvana De Filippis

 

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

 

Ms De Filippis spoke against the recommendation and expressed her concerns regarding the proposed height and floor space ratio and the potential negative impact on the heritage value of Penrith, the value of existing properties, obstruction to the view of the Blue Mountains and the impact on roads, infrastructure and noise pollution.

 


 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Having previously declared an interest in Item 3, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:12pm.

 

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Greg Davies then took the Chair for consideration of Item 3.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

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

PRC18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Greg Davies

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.

 

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM returned to the meeting and retook the Chair, the time being 7:30pm.

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

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

PRC19  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Mark Davies

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

 

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Kath Presdee

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

Councillor Todd Carney

Councillor Robin Cook

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Mark Davies

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

                           

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

 

Councillor Mark Davies left the meeting, the time being 7:40pm.

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish left the meeting, the time being 7:42pm.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

2        Draft Hoardings Policy

Councillor Mark Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 7:44pm.

Councillor Marcus Cornish returned to the meeting, the time being 7:47pm.         

PRC20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

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

2.    The Draft Hoardings Policy be adopted.

 

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM left the meeting, the time being 7:58pm.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2019                                   

PRC21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

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.

3.    Council write to neighbouring metropolitan councils, as well as local Members of Parliament advising of the Bill Posters motion and seeking support when the matter is considered at the LGNSW Conference in October.

 

  

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:03pm.

 

 

I certify that these 4 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 12 August 2019.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date