CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ON MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2020 AT 7:00PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM  

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

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

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by the Rev. Neil Checkley.

WEBCASTING STATEMENT

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM read a statement advising that Council Meetings are recorded and webcast.

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Kath Presdee for the period 23 February 2020 to 1 March 2020 inclusive.

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Mark Davies for the period 10 February 2020 to 3 March 2020 inclusive.  

APOLOGIES

1  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the apology received from Councillor Jim Aitken OAM be accepted.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 16 December 2019

2  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 16 December 2019 be confirmed.

  

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Bernard Bratusa declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 11 – RFT 19/20-02 Jamison Park Synthetic Turf Playing Fields, as he works for the Office of the Minister of Sport.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

3  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:09pm.

 

Mr Paul Dukes

 

Item 1 – Endorsement of Penrith’s Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes

 

Mr Dukes, a real estate agent representing seven of his clients spoke for the recommendation. Mr Dukes expressed his support in relation to the possible subdivision of Mulgoa Valley, covering approximately 168 hectares along Littlefields, Kingshill, Tilba and Vineyard Roads.

 

 

Mr Mario Pace

 

Item 1 – Endorsement of Penrith’s Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes

 

Mr Pace, an affected citizen spoke against the recommendation. Mr Pace represented the community of Berkshire Park and Llandilo and requested for the urban development of these areas to be included in Penrith’s Local Strategic Planning Statement.  Mr Pace argued the importance of the urban development of Berkshire Park and Llandilo due to the surrounding urban developments and infrastructure in the areas of Marsden Park, Jordan Springs, Cranebrook, Windsor Downs, Bligh Park and Shanes Park. Mr Pace expressed his concerns regarding the limitations and restrictions that Council has placed on their land, and their inability to participate in profitable commercial farming.

 

Procedural Motion

4  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that an extension of time be granted to enable the speaker to complete his address, the time being 7:19pm.

 

Mr Pace indicated that the residents of Berkshire Park and Llandilo do not want their properties to remain as a farmland RU4 classification. Mr Pace also requested that Richmond Road be upgraded between Marsden Park and Berkshire Park to relieve traffic congestion caused by surrounding developments. Mr Pace highlighted that the cost of land, Council rates and water are too high. Mr Pace also stated that traffic lights are required on the intersection of Richmond Road and Llandilo Road.

 

Mr Ray Owston

 

Item 1 – Endorsement of Penrith’s Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes

 

Mr Ray Owston, an affected citizen spoke against the recommendation. Mr Owston requested for the urban development, subdivision and sale of Berkshire Park and Llandilo. Mr Owston stated that surrounding Local Government Areas have promoted the sub-division of former rural areas, and Penrith City Council are failing to do so. Mr Owston expressed his concerns regarding the high cost of Council rates for residents in Berkshire Park and Llandilo and the lack of return in regards to facilities and amenities provided to them by Council. Mr Owston also highlighted the reasoning behind minimal farming in these areas is due to small acreage, and high costs associated with soil and logistical improvements.

 

Mr Marko Yelavich

 

Item 1 – Endorsement of Penrith’s Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes

 

Mr Marko Yelavich, an affected citizen spoke against the recommendation. Mr Yelavich indicated that Council have too many restrictions on properties located in Berkshire Park and Llandilo, including types of farming, development applications, truck parking and tree clearing. Mr Yelavich also highlighted that properties are too small in the area for viable primary production. Mr Yelavich argued that Council rates for these areas are too high for the services that resident’s aren’t receiving, such as no curb and gutter, minimal public transport, sewage and no gas. Mr Yelavich also proposed the residential development of Llandilo and Berkshire Park.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

5  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:32pm.

  

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Passing of Clinton Jessop-Smith AFSM                                                  

6  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM7 that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Clinton Jessop-Smith AFSM be received.

 

2        Passing of Al Palmer                                                                                  

7  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Al Palmer be received.

 

3        Passing of Greg Hinvest                                                                            

8  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Greg Hinvest be received.

 

4        Acknowledgment of Bushfire Crisis                                                         

9  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Acknowledgment of Bushfire Crisis be received.  

 

Councillor Todd Carney left the meeting, the time being 7:51pm.

Councillor Todd Carney returned to the meeting, the time being 7:52pm.

 

 

5        Retirement of Lorraine Stacker                                                                 

10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the Mayoral Minute on Retirement of Lorraine Stacker be received.

 

6        Recognition of Australia Day Honours Recipients and Award Winners                                                                                                        

11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Recognition of Australia Day Honours Recipients and Award Winners be received.

 

Questions on Notice

 

1        Education of Council Staff                                                                         

What have we done to educate our staff on the recognising and reporting of apple of sodden?

 

Note: A response to the Question was included in the Business Paper

 

 

2        Webcasting                                                                                                    

What is webcasting

How is it accessed

What has been done to inform our residents and when will it happen

 

Note: A response to the Question was included in the Business Paper

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 4 December 2019                                      

12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 4 December, 2019 be adopted.

 

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 11 December 2019                                                                        

13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 December, 2019 be adopted.

 

 

3        Reports and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 3 February 2020                                                              

14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 3 February, 2020 be adopted.

 

4        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 10 February 2020                                                            

15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 10 February, 2020 be adopted.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Endorsement of Penrith's Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes                                                                                  

16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Endorsement of Penrith's Local Strategic Planning Statement for Assurance purposes be received.

2.     Council note the feedback received as part of the exhibition of the Local Strategic Planning Statement provided in Attachments 1 – 4.

3.     Council endorse the amended Local Strategic Planning Statement provided in Attachment 5.

4.     Council submit the amended Local Strategic Planning Statement as provided in Attachment 5 to the Greater Sydney Commission for Assurance purposes.

5.     Council receive a further report following the outcome of the Assurance Process, to endorse a final Local Strategic Planning Statement.

6.    Council receive a further report regarding the Llandilo, Londonderry and Berkshire Park future land uses and logic behind the planning decisions from Council or the Greater Sydney Commission.

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM left the meeting, the time being 8:35pm.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Robin Cook

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

                                                        

Councillor John Thain  

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

2        State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) draft Mamre Road Precinct Amendment                                       

17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) draft Mamre Road Precinct Amendment be received

2.     Council endorse the submission (Attachment 2) to be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for their consideration.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Robin Cook

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

                                                        

Councillor John Thain  

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

3        Western Sydney Aerotropolis Planning Package                                   

18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Greg Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Western Sydney Aerotropolis Planning Package be received.

2.     Council endorse the submission (Attachment 3) to be forwarded to the Western Sydney Planning Partnership for consideration.

3.    Council explore Luddenham Village in the context of its ability to support the existing and emerging land uses, while maintaining its Village character.

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Robin Cook

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

Councillor Aaron Duke

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

                                                        

Councillor John Thain  

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

4        2019-20 Local Government Road Safety Behavioural Program - Project Funding                                                                                           

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2019-20 Local Government Road Safety Behavioural Program - Project Funding be received

2.     Council accept the grant offered by Transport for NSW under its Local Government Road Safety Behavioural Program, totalling $13,500, as outlined in the report.

3.     Council write to Transport for NSW and Local State Members thanking them for their continued support for road safety initiatives within the Penrith Local Government Area.

 

5        Works on Private Land, Lot 1021 DP 603554 – 22 Harris Street, Jamisontown                                                                                               

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Works on Private Land, Lot 1021 DP 603554 – 22 Harris Street, Jamisontown be received

2.     Council resolve to fund the removal of the redundant stormwater drainage infrastructure contained within private land as detailed in the report.

3.     The property owner be advised of the resolution.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

6        Naming of a Playground in Recognition of David Currie                       

21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Naming of a Playground in Recognition of David Currie be received

2.     Council endorse the naming of the playground at Banks Drive, St Clair in recognition of Mr David Currie.

3.     An official naming ceremony be held at the playground following endorsement of the name and a sandstone memorial and plaque be erected adjacent to the playground within the reserve, detailing the accomplishments of Mr David Currie.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM returned to the meeting, the time being 8:45pm.

 

7        Naming of a Playground in Recognition of Paul McDonald                  

22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Naming of a Playground in Recognition of Paul McDonald be received.

2.     Council endorse the naming of the playground at Bennett Park, Stapleton Parade, St Marys in recognition of Mr Paul McDonald.

3.     An official naming ceremony be held at the playground following the endorsement of the name and a sandstone memorial and plaque be erected adjacent to the existing playground within the reserve, detailing the accomplishments of Mr Paul McDonald.

 

8        RFT19/20-30 Refurbishment of Mulgoa Hall                                            

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-30 Refurbishment of Mulgoa Hall be received

2.     Rogers Construction Group Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the refurbishment works to Mulgoa Hall for the amount of $325,799.38 excluding GST, subject to an acceptable financial report.

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

 

 

9        RFT 19/20-31  Neighbourhood Centre Refurbishments                         

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

That:

1.      The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-31  Neighbourhood Centre Refurbishments  be accepted

2.      Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd be awarded the Contract  subject to the execution of a formal agreement for the refurbishment works to Werrington Downs and Colyton NHCs for the amount of $782,650.00 excluding GST.

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

 

 

10      RFT19/20-32 - Construction of Rance Oval Stage 2 Amenities             

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-32 - Construction of Rance Oval Stage 2 Amenities be received

2.     The proposal and lump sum price from Phillip McNamara T/A Cranebrook Constructions, for the amount of $442,984.00 (excluding GST) be accepted for Construction of Rance Oval Stage 2 Amenities, Werrington, subject to an acceptable financial report.

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

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

11      RFT19/20-02 Jamison Park Synthetic Turf Playing Fields                     

26  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-02 Jamison Park Synthetic Turf Playing Fields be received

2.     The proposal and lump sum price from Tuff Group Holdings Pty Ltd for the amount of $3,488,870 (excluding GST) be accepted for the design and construction of Jamison Park Multisport Synthetic Field subject to the return of an acceptable financial report.

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

 

12      RFT19/20-25- Mulgoa Rise Amenity Extension                                       

27  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-25- Mulgoa Rise Amenity Extension be received

2.     The proposal and Lump sum price from Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd of $326,616.00 excluding GST be accepted for the Construction of Mulgoa Rise Amenity Extension, Mulgoa.

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

 

 

Councillor Greg Davies left the meeting, the time being 8:53pm.

 

 

 

13      RFT 19/20-29 - The Kingsway Sporting Fields Lighting Upgrade         

28  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 19/20-29 - The Kingsway Sporting Fields Lighting Upgrade  be received

2.     The tender from JRW Trading Pty Ltd t/as Jaydub Electrical Services, for the amount of $474,906.29 (excluding GST) and tender option one $139,455.70 (excluding GST), for a total of $614,361.99 (excluding GST), be accepted for the Lighting upgrade for all the fields and all associated works.

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

 

14      RFT19/20-33 - Leonay Sports Field Lighting                                           

29  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-33 - Leonay Sports Field Lighting be received

2.     The proposal and lump sum price from JRW Trading Pty Ltd t/as Jaydub Electrical Services of  $430,453.21 excluding GST be accepted for supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Sports Field Lighting and supply upgrade at Leonay Oval.

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

 

 

15      Naming of a Reserve in Recognition of Teresa James                          

30  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Robin Cook

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Naming of a Reserve in Recognition of Teresa James be received.

2.     Council endorse the naming of the reserve adjacent to Fowler Street and Blackwood Street, Claremont Meadows as Teresa James Reserve and make application to the Geographical Names Board for the official gazetting.

3.     Following gazettal, a sign denoting the reserve name be installed and an official naming ceremony be held.

 


 

 

16      Inquiry into the NSW Protocol for Homeless People in Public Places

31  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on Inquiry into the NSW Protocol for Homeless People in Public Places be received.

 

2.   Council endorse the submission to NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services Inquiry into the NSW Protocol for Homeless People in Public Places.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

17      Organisational Performance and Financial Review - December 2019 

32  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Todd Carney

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Organisational Performance and Financial Review - December 2019 be received.

2.     The Organisational Performance and Financial Review - December 2019 as at 31 December 2019, including the revised estimates outlined in this report and detailed in the Organisational Report - December 2019, be adopted.      

 

Councillor Greg Davies returned to the meeting, the time being 8:56pm.      

 

18      2020 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Annual General Assembly                                                                                      

33  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2020 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Annual General Assembly be received

2.     Council nominate the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM as its voting delegate for the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government

3.     Council nominate any Councillors that wish to attend as observers at the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government.

4.     Leave of absence be granted to all Councillors attending the 2020 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from 14 – 17 June 2020.

5.    Council develop and forward a motion to the ALGA Conference requesting that the Government develop and adopt a fire technician course so interested people can gain a formal qualification.  

 

Councillor Aaron Duke left the meeting, the time being 8:57pm.

Councillor Aaron Duke returned to the meeting, the time being 8:59pm.

 

19      Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee                                                

34  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the information contained in the report on Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee be received.

 

20      Creation of an Easement for underground cables over Council Land at Soper Place Car Park (Lot 1 DP995047, Lot 1 DP 859369, Lot 10 DP 849474).                                                                                                  

35  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Creation of an Easement for underground cables over Council Land at Soper Place Car Park (Lot 1 DP995047, Lot 1 DP 859369, Lot 10 DP 849474).be received

2.     Council grant an Easement over Lot 1 DP995047, Lot 1 DP 859369, Lot 10 DP 849474 to for the electrical infrastructure benefiting Endeavour Energy.

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

 

 

21      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 December 2019 to 31 December 2019                                                                                  

36  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 be received

2.     The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the period 1 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical investment analysis as at 31 December 2019 be noted. be received.

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS AND URGENT BUSINESS

 

RR 1           Bin Chickens    

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memo on what is being done to reduce the amount of bin chickens and what the NSW Government is planning to do to cull them.

 


 

 

RR 2           Wallacia Country Club Development Application

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a report to all Councillors regarding an update on the Development Application for the Wallacia Country Club.

 

RR 3           Council's Tree Policy

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested information regarding Council’s Tree Policy specifically about what our policy says in terms of managing and maintain large trees.

 

RR 4           Rejected Development Applications   

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a memo to all Councillors regarding the number of Development Applications which have been rejected within the past 12 months.

 

RR 5           Truck Parking on Erskine Park Road  

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested further information regarding the parking of trucks on Erskine Park Road and the disturbance to residents in response to complaints received.

 

RR 6           Council's Major Events Policy    

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that a policy be created to prevent parking fines from being issued while large funerals or significant events occur.

 

RR 7           Pedestrian Lighting in Kingswood      

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested an update on the new pedestrian lighting in Kingswood.

 

UB 1           Donation to Oxley Park Public School - Portable Garden Pump    

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that an amount of $2,730 be allocated from North Ward Voted Works to Oxley Park Public School for the purchase of a portable garden pump.

37  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

38  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Robin Cook that an amount of $2,730 be allocated from North Ward Voted Works to Oxley Park Public School for the purchase of a portable garden pump.

 

RR 8           RU 4 Property at Cranebrook     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM has requested a report be brought back to a future Committee of the Whole regarding a property at Boundary Road, Cranebrook due to it being a personal matter.  

 


 

 

RR 9           Llandilo Road Flood Evacuation Route       

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM has requested information regarding the potential plan to upgrade the intersection of Galvin Road and Llandilo road due to flooding occurring along the current evacuation route.

 

RR 10         Tree Removal   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM has requested Council to investigate the removal of a tree located at 74 Boscobel Road, Londonderry. 

 

RR 11         Boom Gate on Eighth Avenue, Llandilo       

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM has requested Council to investigate the installation of a boom gate on Eighth Avenue, Llandilo. 

 

RR 12         Inspection of Pontoon Platform at Glenmore Park        

Councillor John Thain has requested an inspection of the condition of the pontoon platform located at Glenmore Park.

 

RR 13         Heat Crisis        

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM has requested a report to Council on the heat crisis that Western Sydney has suffered.

 

Councillor John Thain left the meeting, the time being 9:25pm.

 

RR 14         Upgrade of Erskine Park Road   

Councillor Todd Carney has requested a memo and a report regarding an update on the upgrading of Erskine Park Road.

 

RR 15         Replacing of Concrete Barriers on Erskine Park Road 

Councillor Greg Davies has requested the replacement of concrete barriers located on Erskine Park Road as he believed these could be dangerous.

 

RR 16         Opening of Rail Link 

Councillor John Thain has requested information regarding the opening of the Rail Link in time for the opening of the Western Sydney Airport in 2026.

 

 

Committee of the Whole

 

39  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 9:36pm.


 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

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

 

 

Outcome 2

 

2        Jordan Springs East (Central Precinct)                                                                          

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

The meeting resumed at 9:39pm and the Chairperson reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 9:36pm on 24 February 2020, the following being present

 

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

 

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        Jordan Springs East (Central Precinct)                                                                          

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Todd Carney  

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Jordan Springs East (Central Precinct) be received.

2.     Notations be applied to planning certificates pursuant to section 10.7(5) of the EPA Act to the properties identified in this report and in form identified in this report. 

 

3.     In the event that further information on subsidence becomes available that relates to additional properties, then it is also recommended that the notations be applied to those additional properties, in accordance with any legal advice received.

 

4.     Letters be sent to owners of the relevant properties to advise them that a notation will be applied to planning certificates for their property pursuant to section 10.7(5) of the EPA Act.

 

 

 

5.     Where a person applies for a planning certificate pursuant to section 10.7(2) for a property that has the above notation, then the information pursuant to section 10.7(5) is to be included on the certificate when issued to that person.

 

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

40  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Todd Carney 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 9:40pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 16 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 24 February 2020.

 

 

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