OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH
ON MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2019 AT 7:00PM
His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Aaron Duke, Tricia Hitchen, Kath Presdee and John Thain.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Bernard Bratusa declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 4 – Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2018-2019, as he works for the Office of the Minister for Sport. Councillor Bratusa stated that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this Item.
Councillor Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 7:04pm.
1. The information contained in the report on Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2018-2019 be received
2. Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited Annual Report for 2020-21.
3. Council note and support the appointment and re-appointment of the persons named in the report to the Board of Directors of Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd.
Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 7:16pm.
2 Managing Abandoned Shopping Trolleys - Draft Policy
1. The information contained in the report on Managing Abandoned Shopping Trolleys - Draft Policy be received
2. Council adopt the attached draft Managing Abandoned Shopping Trolleys - Draft Policy
Councillor Todd Carney left the meeting, the time being 7:33pm.
Councillor Todd Carney returned to the meeting, the time being 7:35pm.
1. The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal to reclassify land on Reynolds Road and The Driftway, Londonderry be received.
2. Council endorse the Planning Proposal provided as a separate enclosure to this report, that seeks to reclassify seven sites owned by Hawkesbury City Council on Reynolds Road and The Driftway, Londonderry and submit it to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment seeking a Gateway Determination.
3. The General Manger be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal before submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway Determination.
4. Consultation with the community and public agencies be undertaken in accordance with any Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
5. An independently chaired public hearing be held in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulations.
6. A suitably qualified consultant be engaged to independently chair the public hearing.
7. A report be presented to Council on submissions received during the public exhibition and the results of the public hearing.
8. Council seek delegation through the Gateway Determination to make the amendment to Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 identified in the Planning Proposal.
In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993, a DIVISION was then called with the following result:
3 Local Government NSW Recycling Initiative
1. The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Recycling Initiative be received.
2. Council acknowledges the growing imperative to manage waste and recycling within NSW and calls for urgent action from the State Government to help build a circular economy in NSW.
3. Council endorses Local Government NSW’s sector-wide ‘Save Our Recycling’ Campaign, and asks the State Government to reinvest the Waste Levy in:
a) Funding councils to collaboratively develop regional –scale plans for the future of waste and recycling in their regions
b) The delivery of the priority infrastructure and other local government projects needed to deliver regional-scale plans, particularly where a market failure has been identified
c) Support for the purchase of recycled content by all levels of government to help create new markets
d) Funding and delivery of a state-wide education campaign on the importance of recycling, including the right way to recycle, the purchase of products with recycled content and the importance of waste avoidance
4. Council continues to recognise initiatives and projects taken within the Penrith City local government area contributing to a circular economy, including; crushed glass in road making and compost made from reprocessed organic waste in parks and gardens.
5. Council writes to the local State Member Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Energy and Environment the Hon Matthew Kean MP, Local Government Minister the Hon Shelley Hancock MP, NSW Treasurer the Hon Dominic Perrotter MP, Premier the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Opposition Leader Jodi Mckay MP, Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren MP to confirm their support for recycling and outline the urgent need to educate, innovate and invest in local waste and recycling services via the Waste Levy.
6. Council advises Local Government NSW President Linda Scott of the outcome of this report.
There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 7:38pm.