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4 November 2020

 

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 remotely using audio visual links and audio streamed on the Council website on Monday 9 November 2020 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

Leave of absence has been granted to:

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM.

 

2.           APOLOGIES

 

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Policy Review Committee Meeting - 10 August 2020.

 

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 9 November 2020

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

DELIVERY program reports

 


 

 

 

Council_Mark_POS_RGB2020 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2020 - December 2020

(adopted by Council - 25 November 2019 & amended - 25 March 2020, 3 June 2020 & 28 September 2020)

 

 

 

TIME

JAN

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APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mon

Mon

Mon

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Mon

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Mon

Mon

Mon

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Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

9

7

 

 

 v

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

 *

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

 @

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

 ^

Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2019- 2020 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2019-2020 Annual Statements are adopted

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Meeting at which the Annual Report is presented

 

 

-            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 REMOTELY USING AUDIO VISUAL LINKS AND AUDIO STREAMED

ON MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2020 AT 7:00PM

 

 

PRESENT

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, Tricia Hitchen, Kath Presdee and John Thain. 

 

APOLOGIES

PRC10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor John Thain that apologies be received for Councillors Mark Davies and Aaron Duke.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 10 February 2020

PRC11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 10 February 2020 be confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM declared a Pecuniary Interest in Item 1 – Phase 1 Review of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010, as his son owns a property in the area the subject of the report.

 

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Item 3 – Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement, as he is the Auditor for the Penrith CBD Corporation.

 

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

PRC12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that Standing Orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting, the time being 7:06pm

 

Ms Wendy Spinks

 

Item 1 – Phase 1 Review of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010

 

A Council staff member read out Ms Wendy Spinks’ application to address the Policy Review Committee Meeting and outlined her reasons for opposition to the recommendation as follows:

 

Ms Spinks expressed her concerns regarding asbestos management during development application processes. She also emphasised the importance of incorporating water saving measures in flats, villas, town houses and boarding houses.

 

 

Mr Robert Simpson

 

Item 2 – Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Housekeeping Amendment

 

A Council staff member read out Mr Robert Simpson’s application to address the Policy Review Committee Meeting and outlined his reasons for opposition to the recommendation as follows:

 

Mr Simpson expressed his concerns regarding the tree removal and planting provisions for property owners in comparison to property developers. He also requested a review of the Tree and Vegetation Management Policy.

 

Ms Sharnie Belle

 

Item 2 – Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Housekeeping Amendment

 

A Council staff member read out Ms Sharnie Belle’s application to address the Policy Review Committee Meeting and outlined her reasons for opposition to the recommendation as follows:

 

Ms Belle wrote on behalf of Signature Property Developments and Christ Mission Possible. She raised several significant issues in relation to the Draft DCP Amendments, including the lack of an evident justification, the merits and unfair implications of the amendments and also the misleading way in which the amendments were labelled as ‘Housekeeping Amendments’. For these reasons, Ms Belle suggested that the draft DCP amendments should be re-exhibited.

 

Ms Georgia Sedgmen

 

Item 2 – Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Housekeeping Amendment

 

A Council staff member read out Ms Georgia Sedgmen’s application to address the Policy Review Committee Meeting and outlined her reasons for opposition to the recommendation as follows:

 

Ms Georgia Sedgmen wrote on behalf of Signature Property Developments and Christ Mission Possible. She highlighted key issues in relation to the DCP amendment, consisting of the misrepresentation as a ‘Housekeeping Amendment’, the undermining of the intentions of the State Government and also the absence of savings provision.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

PRC13  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor John Thain that Standing Orders be resumed, the time being 7:24pm. 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

3        Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement

The CEO of Penrith CBD Corporation, Gai Hawthorn and the Chair of Penrith CBD Corporation gave a presentation.                                                                                 

PRC14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith CBD Corporation Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement 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 Key Performance Indicators for 2020-2021.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

4        Investment Policy 2020/21                                                                           

PRC15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Investment Policy 2020/21 be received.

2.     Council adopt the proposed changes to the Investment Policy tabled in this report.

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Phase 1 Review of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010                    

PRC16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Phase 1 Review of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 be received.

2.     Council endorse the Planning Proposal presented in this report (including the change to the proposed amendment relating to non-residential uses in the St Marys Town Centre), which has been provided to Councillors as a separate enclosure and is publicly-available on Council’s website.

3.     The General Manager be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal referred to in resolution 2 prior to Council's submission of the Planning Proposal to the Department for finalisation, with the strategic bush fire risk assessment.

4.     Council officers forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces with a request to make the local environmental plan amendments.

 

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 Robin Cook

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

                                                        

Councillor John Thain  

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

2        Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Housekeeping Amendment     

PRC17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 Housekeeping Amendment be received

2.     Council adopt the amendments to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014, as exhibited, with minor amendments as detailed in this report and provided as an enclosure. 

3.     The General Manager be delegated authority to make any necessary minor changes required to the Development Control Plan 2014, consistent with Council’s adopted policy position and before notification.

4.     In accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, Council give public notice of its decision on Council’s website within 28 days, with the Development Control Plan coming into effect immediately upon notification.

5.    The Vegetation Management Chapter of Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 in Attachment 3 of this report be amended to increase the height limit of prescribed trees from 3m to 3.5m.

 

 

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 Robin Cook

 

Councillor Greg Davies

 

Councillor Todd Carney

 

Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

                                                        

Councillor John Thain  

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

 

Councillor Brian Cartwright

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa   

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

 

 

 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Inspection of Fallen Tree   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested an inspection of the tree that fell over yesterday and tell him if it is healthy.

 

RR 2           Sewerage in Penrith DCP Housekeeping Amendment Report       

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report on why item, on page 10 or whatever that was, that, that item about the sewer hasn’t been addressed or if it was, where is it addressed.

 

RR 3           Trimming of Trees     

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM Councillor requested a memo regarding whether a person can trim a tree to a height of over 2 metres to allow their caravan, boat or car to get in there.

 

RR 4           Group Homes and Boarding Houses in Werrington      

Councillor John Thain requested a memo reply regarding alleged group homes and boarding houses in Werrington.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:44pm.

    



DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

  

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        St Marys Town Centre Annual Report                                                                               1

 

2        Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan                                                                                     5

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

3        ARIC & Internal Audit Annual Reports                                                                             15

 

 


 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN LEFT BLANK  INTENTIONALLY


 

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN LEFT BLANK  INTENTIONALLY


 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN LEFT BLANK  INTENTIONALLY


 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN LEFT BLANK  INTENTIONALLY


Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        St Marys Town Centre Annual Report                                                                               1

 

2        Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan                                                                                     5

 

 

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                              9 November 2020

 

 

 

1

St Marys Town Centre Annual Report    

 

Compiled by:               Rebekah Elliott, City Engagement Coordinator

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, City Activation, Community and Place Manager

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

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:        Sue Fryer, CEO, St Marys Town Centre Corporation – St Marys Town Centre Corporation 2019-2020 Performance; and

Martin Coote, Chairperson St Marys Town Centre Corporation – St Marys Town Centre Corporation 2020-2021 Planned Activities

 

Executive Summary

The St Marys Town Centre Corporation has submitted their Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for 2019-2020. This report provides an overview and commentary on the documentation submitted.

 

Attached to this report is the Annual Report (Attachment 1) and Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020 (Attachment 2) and the agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for 2020-2023 (Attachment 3).

 

This report recommends that Council receive the information on the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020 and endorse the proposed Key Performance Indicators for 2020-2023. 

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 centres and returns these to the Corporations. In 2020-2021, $345,832.00 (exc GST) will be paid to the St Marys Town Centre to undertake the proposed activities as outlined in their KPIs 2020-2021. 

 

Council and the Corporations have a Service Level Agreement that requires the Corporations to provide an annual report to Council.

 

On the 22 June 2020 at the Ordinary Council Meeting, through the Triennial Impact Review of the City Centre Corporations, Council endorsed a Key Performance Indicator Framework. The KPIs were developed in consultation with the Corporations and are consistent with the needs of the St Marys Town Centre Corporation to continue to build their profile with the local businesses and explore opportunities to promote the St Marys Town Centre to local residents, visitors and potential new business operators and property investors.

 

The KPIs involve four objectives to support their management and improve reportable outcomes.  The Corporation’s four objectives are:

 

1.   Governance

2.   Marketing

3.   Strategy

4.   Facilitation

 

Over the past three years, the St Marys Town Centre Corporation has been gearing its activity towards the growth of residential development in the town 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 town 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.

 

Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement 2019-2020

The Corporation has prepared an annual report on their activities during the 2019-2020 financial year. In 2019-2020, $337,068 (exc GST) was paid to the Corporation.

 

The report provides an overview of the initiatives and events held during the year such as the Tree Lighting Event, monthly newsletters through to more day to day activities supporting façade and signage upgrades and building networks.

 

Notable, through the use of the surplus funds, the Corporation has delivered a number of street art murals across the centre to compliment the streetscape upgrade works on Queen Street and enhance the pedestrian experience in the centre.

 

The Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement 2019-2020 is attached to this report for Council’s consideration (Attachment 1 and 2).

 

Key Performance Indicators 2020-2023

As part of the Triennial Impact Review of the City Centre Corporations undertaken in 2019-2020, a series of KPIs were developed in consultation with the Corporations. The KPIs were developed to help quantify the outputs and outcomes of the Corporations activities and sought stronger alignment to Council’s strategic vision for the St Marys Town Centre.

 

The KPIs provide an opportunity for the Board to identify priority and ongoing projects for the year ahead. The St Marys Town Centre Corporation have committed to a COVID-19 recovery program during the next 12 months that focuses on positive opportunities for businesses and the community in the town centre. The Chairperson of the Board, Martin Coote also sits on Council’s COVID Economic Recovery Taskforce.

 

The Corporation want to continue actively working with businesses that may be considering St Marys Town Centre. The presentation from the Corporation that accompanies this report will go into further detail on proposed activity for 2020-2021. The overview of the KPIs is attached to this report for Council’s consideration (Attachment 3).

Surplus Funds Expenditure 2019-2020

The audited financial statements indicate that the surplus funds remained at a similar amount to that reported in 2018-2019. Whilst some funds were accumulated last financial year following a number of major events and initiatives being cancelled due to weather and to COVID-19, surplus funds were utilised to deliver a number of initiatives. The below table outlines what has been delivered and what has been committed to.

 

 

Project

 

Surplus Funds Spent To-Date on Project

 

Surplus Funds Committed (Work Commenced)

 

Strategic Planning Workshop

$9,793.41

 

 

Investment Attraction (Prospectus)

 

 

$10,000

Photography

 

 

$6,534

 

Murals

 

$18,273

 

 

Shade Sail Project

$6,850

 

$48,040

 

Re-Branding

$10,019

 

 

Website

$14,865

 

 

Voucher Booklet

 

$10,000 (Pd at start of FY21)

 

 

Graffiti Removal

 

$4,508

 

 

Total

 

$52,593

 

$79,439

 

 

The St Marys Town Centre Corporation has recently agreed to return of a proportion of the surplus funds to be spent on priority projects within the town centre as requested by Council at the Council Ordinary meeting on 22 June 2020. It is anticipated that the funds will be returned in the coming weeks and the delivery of these projects will commence following.

 

Financial Services Manager’s Comment

The St Marys Town Centre Corporation appears to be in a sound financial position.

 

In 2019-20 the Corporation received $337,068 (exc GST) from Council and recorded a 4% revenue increase of $12,794 to a total of $374,325 for 2019-20 compared to $361,531 for 2018-19. Total expenditure increased by $35,724 (10%) in 2019-20 with total expenditure for 2019-20 being $377,801 compared to $342,077 for 2018-19.

 

The Equity position decreased by $3,476 to $604,064 in 2019-20 from $607,064 in 2018-19, this included the net loss of $3,476 for 2019-20 compared to a net profit of $19,454 in 2018-19.

 

Further to this cash and cash equivalent reserves have increased by $4,496 to $624,976 in 2019-20 from $620,480 in 2018-19 though consideration needs to be given to the purpose of the cash reserves and what objectives need to be achieved with these funds. As reported to Council on the 22 June 2020, $270,000 of the surplus cash funds carried by the St Marys Town Centre Corporation are to be returned to Council for expenditure to advance and revitalise the St Marys Town Centre. Following the return of the surplus funds, the remaining surplus cash to be retained by the Corporation will be $354,976.

 

Conclusion

The St Marys Town Centre Corporation has submitted its Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements with highlights from 2019-2020 and the KPIs for the remainder of 2020-2021 for Council’s consideration.

 

This report provides an overview and commentary on the documents as presented from the St Marys Town Centre Corporation.  The Key Performance Indicators are considered to support the interests of all stakeholders, businesses, property owners and residents in the St Marys Town Centre.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on St Marys Town Centre Annual Report  be received

2.     Council receive information on the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020 of the St Marys Town Centre Corporation.

3.     Council endorse the St Marys Town Centre Corporation’s Key Performance Indicators for 2020-2021.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Annual Report 2019-2020

31 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020

23 Pages

Attachments Included

3.

Key Performance Indicators

3 Pages

Attachments Included

  


Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                              9 November 2020

 

 

 

2

Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan   

 

Compiled by:               Rebekah Elliott, City Engagement Coordinator

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, City Activation, Community and Place Manager

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

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

Service Activity

Help ensure our important community places meet the needs of the people that use them

      

 

Presenter:          John O’Callaghan, JOC Consulting

 

Executive Summary

Kingswood is one of Penrith’s most eclectic suburbs, undergoing rapid change as it evolves into a vibrant place with a strong urban character and a mix of new apartments, small businesses and a major health and education precinct. Character and identity make a place what it is and having an understanding of what makes Kingswood unique will ensure the suburb grows authentically as one of Penrith’s most exciting destinations and remains loved by people who live and work there.

 

At the Councillor Briefing on 30 March 2020, Council received information of the development of a Place Plan for Kingswood. The purpose of this ten-year Place Plan is to bring everyone together in continuously shaping the future of Kingswood. Think Bold Kingswood sets a clear vision and bold direction for working together to create safe and welcoming places and a neighbourhood that supports the wellbeing of a diverse community and a thriving local business sector.

 

This report recommends that the information contained in the Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan (Attachment 1) be received.

Background

Kingswood is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment, including high-density mixed-use developments, and the expansion of the Nepean Hospital and the surrounding Health and Education Precinct. Kingswood’s place as a key transport hub and connection point for people working or studying in the health and education precinct means the daily population is highly transient. In the most recent study undertaken in 2016, economic researchers indicated that the Western Sydney University Kingswood and Werrington campuses had a student population of 8,700, in addition to 7,000 students attending the local Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, and an estimated 6,000 jobs provided by the hospitals and health precinct (Deloitte Access Economics, 2016).

 

The delivery of a Place Plan for Kingswood promotes a community led approach to goal setting, renewal and programming. It will offer a collection of activations and interventions in Kingswood to encourage an iterative and adaptive program of change. 

 

The intent of the plan is to inspire and lay a way forward that comprehensively addresses aspects of the place. The Place Plan will be used as a guiding document to implement and evaluate the actions and form a part of the Council’s suite of strategic documents, based on the needs and aspirations of the local community and stakeholders in Kingswood.

JOC Consulting were selected through a competitive quotation process. JOC Consulting is a management consultant that specialises in urban planning, place making and community engagement.

 

The objectives of the Place Plan are to:

 

·    Document the communities wants and aspirations of the place. 

·    Guide the direction of funding and resources in the place. 

·    Guide the activation and service delivery in the place. 

·    Provide a bottom-up approach to planning for a place.

·    Further develop an internal culture supporting placemaking, to ensure a place-led approach. 

·    Collaborate with potential partners in refining, planning and committing resources to actions.

·    Provision for the measurement of impact.

Community Engagement

Think Bold Kingswood builds on previous engagement by Council as well as recent extensive insights and bold ideas from approximately 180 community members and visitors, 16 local traders, The Quarter, and government stakeholders. In summary, the engagement found that:

·    Kingswood is much loved by many and is seen as having great potential into the future by most.

·    Kingswood is in need of tender loving care.

·    Kingswood’s challenge is that activity centres are spread out and unconnected.

·    Creating activated and welcoming places is seen as the key to improving comfort and safety.

Place Plan Vision and Outcomes

The insights from the community engagement provide the foundation for the Place Plan, and sets a clear vision for the future:

 

With a unique blend of community spirit, village feel, and economic opportunity, Kingswood is a safe and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds and cultures to live, work, study, or visit.

 

The Place Plan focuses on five key outcomes that will improve Kingswood and have the potential to make the biggest difference for the whole community.

The outcomes are:

·    Reducing the heat - Through tree planting, painting of streets and environmentally friendly building materials.

·    Supporting the core - By improving the streets around shops on both the north and south side of the train station.

·    Connecting the dots - To improve safety through access and wayfinding around places, better walking and cycling.

·    Looking to the future - Through upskilling and job pathways for locals and providing more opportunities for workers.

·    Welcoming the night - Through diversity in uses, activities and better lighting that improves safety for all.

Action Plan

The Action Plan sets out a practical approach to working with the local community and supporting people to be actively involved in shaping the future of Kingswood. A building block approach to change has been identified in order to get the basics right for the community and build lasting change by getting the whole community excited and involved.

 

There are five key elements that form the foundation for specific actions in the plan. These elements are as follows:

 

THINK

ACT

CREATE

EXPLORE

EMPOWER

Planning for the future and long term

Local champions working towards a better future

Places for people and the community

Promoting the hidden, unexpected and new

Supporting each other and partnering to maximise impact

 

Actions in the implementation plan (Attachment 2) have been developed in consultation with internal and external stakeholders. The implementation plan identifies quick win actions (1-2 years), medium (5 years) and long term (10 years). Some of the plan highlights include:

 

·    Delivery of the Live, Work, Play Grid

·    DIY Vivid

·    Community garden in Wainwright Park

·    Creative lighting

·    Public art loop

·    Small scale activations

·    Internship program for local students

 

The work done in the development of the Thing Bold plan has already informed a number of submissions and grants applications with evidence of community consultation and need.

Financial Implications

Actions associated within the Kingswood Place Plan will be delivered within the existing Operational and Delivery Program for the subsequent 10 years the Place Plan is to be delivered. Should the need arise for any new programs or initiatives, the existing processes for requesting new funds will apply.

Staff will continue to work collaboratively to identify potential funding opportunities to support the implementation of projects, where available.

 

 

Risk Implications

There are no significant risks for Council associated with this report. All project risks will be managed by Council staff through risk management procedures.

Conclusion

The Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan supports Council in further coordinating a range of responses including, planning, projects and programming to respond to the current and upcoming challenges for Kingswood. The Kingswood Place Plan has collated and interpreted the community's aspirations into a strategic document with clear outcomes and actions to achieve the strategic vision for Kingswood.  

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan be received

2.     Council endorse the Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan

64 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan Implementation Plan

11 Pages

Attachments Included

   


 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

3        ARIC & Internal Audit Annual Reports                                                                             15

 

 

 



Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                              9 November 2020

 

 

 

3

ARIC & Internal Audit Annual Reports   

 

Compiled by:               Anthony Robinson, Risk and Audit Coordinator

Authorised by:            Matthew Bullivant, Legal Services Manager

Stephen Britten, Chief Governance Officer  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Be open and fair in our decisions and our dealings with people

Service Activity

Undertake the audit program as agreed with the Audit Risk and Improvement Committee to ensure Council’s operations are ethical and efficient

      

 

Executive Summary

The Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) Charter requires that the Chair of the ARIC present ARIC and Internal Audit annual reports to the Council each year. The report recommends that the attached annual reports be received by the Policy Review Committee.

The Chair of the ARIC, Mr Bruce Turner AM, will give a presentation to the Policy Review Committee in relation to the reports.

Background

The ARIC Charter requires that the Chair of the ARIC present ARIC and Internal Audit annual reports to the ARIC each year, and subsequently to the Policy Review Committee of Council.

 

The Chair, Mr Bruce Turner AM, presented the annual reports to the ARIC at its meeting on 9 September 2020, and the ARIC endorsed both reports.

 

The reports are attached for review by the Policy Review Committee. Mr Bruce Turner AM will provide a brief presentation.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on ARIC & Internal Audit Annual Reports be received.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

ARIC Annual Report 2019/20

2 Pages

Appendix

2.

Internal Audit Annual Report 2019/20

2 Pages

Appendix

  


Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                            9 November 2020

Appendix 1 - ARIC Annual Report 2019/20

 

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Appendix 2 - Internal Audit Annual Report 2019/20

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 9 November 2020

Report Title:            St Marys Town Centre Annual Report

Attachments:           Annual Report 2019-2020

                                Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020

                                Key Performance Indicators



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Attachment 1 - Annual Report 2019-2020

 

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Attachment 2 - Audited Financial Statement for 2019-2020

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 9 November 2020

Report Title:            Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan

Attachments:           Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan

                                Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan Implementation Plan



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Attachment 1 - Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan

 

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Policy Review Committee Meeting                                                                            9 November 2020

Attachment 2 - Think Bold Kingswood Place Plan Implementation Plan

 

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