CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD REMOTELY USING AUDIO VISUAL LINKS AND AUDIO STREAMED ON THE COUNCIL WEBSITE ON MONDAY 25 MAY 2020 AT 7:05PM

 

WEBCASTING STATEMENT

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

 

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 His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM.

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, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Tricia Hitchen, Kath Presdee and John Thain.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Marcus Cornish for the period 25 May 2020 to 21 July 2020 inclusive.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

96  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Aaron Duke seconded Councillor Todd Carney that Leave of Absence be granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for his non-attendance at tonight’s meeting.

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 27 April 2020

97  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 27 April 2020 be confirmed.

  

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 


 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Response to COVID-19 and Taskforces for Recovery                           

98  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Karen McKeown OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Response to COVID-19 and Taskforces for Recovery be received.

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 4 May 2020                                                                      

99  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 4 May, 2020 be adopted.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Liveability Project - detailed design for Regatta Park, Emu Plains      

100  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Liveability Project - detailed design for Regatta Park, Emu Plains be received.

2.     The detail design for Regatta Park as shown in Appendix 1 and 2 of this report be endorsed by Council.

 

2        Planning Proposal - Glenmore Park Stage 3                                           

101  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Todd Carney

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Planning Proposal - Glenmore Park Stage 3 be received.

2.     Council endorses the Planning Proposal (provided under separate cover and tabled tonight), which is subject to further changes as referred to in resolution 5.

 

3.     Council officers forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning with a request to issue a Gateway Determination. The submission will include a request to issue Council with Delegation for plan making authority.

 

4.     A report be presented to Council following receipt of the Gateway Determination seeking resolution to publicly exhibit a Development Control Plan and Contributions Plan with the Planning Proposal.

 

5.     Noise attenuation measures along The Northern Road be in place prior to the balance of the subdivision of land and this be further explored during the Gateway process.

 

6.     The General Manager be granted delegation to make any necessary changes to the Planning Proposal referred to in resolution 2:

a.   prior to Council's submission of the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning.

b.   as a result of negotiated changes sought by DPE in the lead up to the Gateway Determination.

c.   prior to public exhibition in response to the conditions of the Gateway Determination or negotiations with public authorities and other stakeholders.

d.   prior to public exhibition, should there be any major changes with respect to the planning proposal, a further report be presented to Council with the General Manager to advise of those changes.

 

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

For

Against

 

Councillor Greg Davies

Councillor Kath Presdee

Councillor Todd Carney

Councillor Robin Cook

Councillor Aaron Duke

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

Councillor John Thain

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

Councillor Brian Cartwright

Councillor Mark Davies

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

                                                        

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

3        Submission to Proposed Amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes) 1989                                                       

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission to Proposed Amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes) 1989 be received

2.     The information contained within this report form the basis of the final submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in relation to the Proposed Amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes) 1989.

 

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        RFT19/20-07 Chesham Street Road Upgrade                                          

103  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT19/20-07 Chesham Street Road Upgrade be received

2.     The proposal and Lump sum price from Planet Civil Pty Ltd $239,688 ex GST be accepted for the Chesham Street upgrade.

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

 

5        Transfer of Pioneer Church Cemetery Castlereagh – Lot 281 DP752021                                                                                                     

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Transfer of Pioneer Church Cemetery Castlereagh – Lot 281 DP752021 be received.

2.     Council accept the transfer of Lot 281 DP752021 on the terms and conditions listed within the report.

3.     The land be classified as Community Land in accordance with section 31 of the Local Government Act 1993.

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

 

6        Organisational Financial Review - March 2020                                       

105  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Aaron Duke seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Organisational Financial Review - March 2020 be received.

2.     The Organisational Financial Review - March 2020 as at 31 March 2020, including the revised estimates outlined in this report and detailed in the Organisational Report – March 2020, be adopted.               

 

 


 

 

7        Sundry Debtor Write off                                                                             

106  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sundry Debtor Write off be received.

2.     The two debts totalling $12,307 GST inclusive outlined above be written off as irrecoverable.

 

8        Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020                                                                                                     

107  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Mark Davies

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 be received

2.     The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the Period 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 be noted and accepted

3.     The graphical Investment Analysis as at 30 April 2020 be noted.

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Use of Exhaust Brakes in Built Up Areas    

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply regarding the law that exhaust breaks should not be used in built up areas, noting there are signs on Dunheved Road, and requesting that signs be put on Werrington Road and Park Road area.

 

 

Committee of the Whole

 

108 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 8:17pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the press and public be excluded from Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Penrith Stadium Lease                                                                                                     

 

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.

 

3        Property Matter - Proposed Acquisition                                                                         

 

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.

 

 

The meeting resumed at 8:46pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8:17pm on 25 May 2020, the following being 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, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Tricia Hitchen, Kath Presdee 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        Penrith Stadium Lease                                                                                                     

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor John Thain   

CW2 That:

1.    The information contained in the report on Penrith Stadium Lease be received.

2.    Council authorise the General Manager to finalise the market review and provide relief to Panthers for their 2020 lease consistent with option 2 as detailed in the report.

 

3.    A further report be provided to a future meeting detailing the final negotiated outcome.  

 

 


 

 

3        Property Matter - Proposed Acquisition                                                                         

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor John Thain

CW3 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Property Matter - Proposed Acquisition be received

2.     Council approve the acquisition of 6-8 Vallance Street, St Marys (Lot 19 DP 975352) for a purchase price of $3,950,000.

3.     Council acknowledge that acquisition funds will be drawn directly from the Property Reserve. 

4.     On completion of the acquisition the property be classified as Operational Land.

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

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

109 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2 and CW3  be adopted.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:51pm.

 

 

I certify that these 7 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 25 May 2020.

 

 

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                                                Chairperson                                     Date