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17 March 2021

 

Dear Councillor,

In pursuance of the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993 and the Regulations thereunder, notice is hereby given that an ORDINARY MEETING of Penrith City Council is to be held remotely using audio visual links, audio streamed and in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith on Monday 22 March 2021 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

 

2.           APOLOGIES

 

3.           CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

Ordinary Meeting - 22 February 2021.

 

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 COUNCIL

6.           MAYORAL MINUTES

7.           NOTICES OF MOTION TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION

8.           NOTICES OF MOTION AND QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

9.           ADOPTION OF REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATION OF COMMITTEES

Access Committee Meeting - 10 February 2021.

Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting - 16 February 2021.

Resilience Committee Meeting - 17 February 2021.

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 1 March 2021.

 

10.         DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

11.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

12.         URGENT BUSINESS

13.         COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


ORDINARY MEETING

 

Monday 22 March 2021

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

WEBCASTING NOTICE

 

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION OF PENRITH CITY’S ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

COUNCIL CHAMBER seating arrangements

 

 

meeting calendar

 

 

confirmation of minutes

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

report and recommendations of committees

 

 

DELIVERY program reports


 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are one and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

 

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBCASTING NOTICE

 

Please note that tonight’s meeting other than the

confidential sessions are being recorded and will be

placed on Council’s website. All in attendance should

refrain from making defamatory statements. Council

takes all care when maintaining privacy, however

members of the public gallery and those addressing

Council should be aware that you may be recorded.

 


Statement of Recognition of

Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage

 

 

Council values the unique status of Aboriginal people as the original owners and custodians of lands and waters, including the land and waters of Penrith City.

 

Council values the unique status of Torres Strait Islander people as the original owners and custodians of the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

 

We work together for a united Australia and City that respects this land of ours, that values the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage, and provides justice and equity for all.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

 

“Sovereign God, tonight as we gather together as a Council we affirm that you are the giver and sustainer of life.  We come together as representatives of our community to make decisions that will benefit this city and the people within it. 

 

We come not in a spirit of competition, not as adversaries, but as colleagues.  Help us to treat each other with respect, with dignity, with interest and with honesty.  Help us not just to hear the words we say, but also to hear each others hearts.  We seek to be wise in all that we say and do.

 

As we meet, our concern is for this city.  Grant us wisdom, courage and strength.

 

Lord, help us.  We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 


Council Chambers

Seating Arrangements


For members of the public addressing the meeting


 

 

 

Lectern


 

 

     Directors


 

 

 

General Manager
Warwick Winn
Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown OAM



Governance Coordinator Adam Beggs






Minute Clerk

MediaClr Marcus Cornish

North Ward

 

Clr Bernard Bratusa

East Ward

 

 

Clr Tricia Hitchen

East Ward

 

 

Clr Brian Cartwright

South Ward

 

 

Clr Mark Davies

South Ward

 

 

Clr Jim Aitken OAM

Public GallerySouth Ward

 

 

Clr Kevin Crameri OAM

North Ward

 

 

Clr Ross Fowler OAM

North Ward

Clr John Thain

North Ward

 

Clr Aaron Duke

North Ward

 

Clr Todd Carney

East Ward

 

Clr Greg Davies

East Ward

 

Clr Robin Cook

East Ward

 

Clr Kath Presdee

ManagersSouth Ward

 

 

Directors


 


Oath of Office

 

I swear that I will undertake the duties of the office of Councillor in the best interests of the people of Penrith and the Penrith City Council and that I will faithfully and impartially carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in me under the Local Government Act 1993 or any other Act to the best of my ability and judgment.

 

 

Affirmation of Office

 

I solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will undertake the duties of the office of Councillor in the best interests of the people of Penrith and the Penrith City Council and that I will faithfully and impartially carry out the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in me under the Local Government Act 1993 or any other Act to the best of my ability and judgment.

 

 

2016 General Election – taken/made at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 26 September 2016, Minute Number 272

 

2018 By-Election – taken/made by Councillor Brian Cartwright on 17 May 2018 and Councillor Robin Cook on 21 May 2018 before the Chief Governance Officer, Stephen Britten, an Australian Legal Practitioner

 

 

Local Government Act 1993, Section 233A

 


Council_Mark_POS_RGB2021 MEETING CALENDAR

January 2021 - December 2021

(Adopted by Council – 14 December 2020, Amended 25 January 2021)

 

 

 

 

TIME

JAN

FEB

MAR

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

Mon

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Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22

26v

24#

28*

26

23@

  27^

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13

Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

 

 

19

 

7

 

9

 

11

 

6

 

 

 

 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

  #

Meetings at which the Operational Plan quarterly reviews (March and September) are presented

 @

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

 ^

Election of Mayor/Deputy Mayor

 ü

Meeting at which the 2020-2021 Annual Statements are presented

 

Meeting at which any comments on the 2020-2021 Annual Statements are adopted 

 +

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 ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD REMOTELY USING AUDIO VISUAL LINKS, AUDIO STREAMED ON THE COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2021 AT 7:00PM

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

 

WEBCASTING STATEMENT

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM read a statement advising that Council Meetings are recorded and webcast.

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM read a statement of recognition of Penrith City’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

 

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by Adam Beggs, Governance Coordinator.

PRESENT

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

 

APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Ordinary Meeting - 14 December 2020

1  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 14 December 2020 be confirmed.

  

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less then Significant in Item 6 – Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2020/21 Road Funding Grants, Item 13 – Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Funding Opportunities, Item 17 – Sport, Recreation and Play Grant Awards and Item 18 – Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund 2021, as he is an employee of the Minister of Sport.


 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Passing of Chris Nobis                                                                             

2  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that the Mayoral Minute on Passing of Chris Nobis be received.

 

2        Australia Day Honours Recipients                                                          

3  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor John Thain that the Mayoral Minute on Australia Day Honours Recipients be received.

 

Notices of Motion

 

1        Constitutional Referendum - Change the method of election of the mayor                                                                                                          

4  A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

 

          That:

 

1.    Council hold a constitutional referendum at the September 2021 Election seeking the community’s agreement to abolish all Wards and introduce a popularly elected Mayoral Election from 2024.

 

2.    Council’s Election Contractor be contacted and notified of the requirement to hold a constitutional referendum at the September 2021 election.

 

 

On being PUT to the Meeting, the MOTION was LOST.

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership Meeting held on 21 October 2020                                      

5  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Todd Carney that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Penrith Community Safety Partnership meeting held on 21 October, 2020 be adopted.

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 9 December 2020                                                                         

6  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 9 December, 2020 be adopted.

 


 

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting held on 16 December 2020                                                        

7  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting held on 16 December, 2020 be adopted.

 

4        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 February 2021                                                            

8  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 1 February, 2021 be adopted.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Draft Development Control Plan - Mamre Road Precinct                     

9  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Development Control Plan - Mamre Road Precinct be received

2.     Council endorse the Final Submission to Draft Mamre Road Development Control Plan provided as Attachment 1 to this report to be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

 

2        Submission on Place-based Infrastructure Compact                           

10  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission on Place-based Infrastructure Compact be received

2.     Council endorse the Submission attached to this report to be forwarded to the Greater Sydney Commission for its consideration

 

 

3        Submission to draft Fernhill Estate Plan of Management 2030           

11  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission to draft Fernhill Estate Plan of Management 2030 be received

2.     Council endorse the Submission attached to this report to be forwarded to the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Parklands agency for its consideration

 

 

4        Submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contributions                                                                    

12  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission on Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contributions be received

2.     Councillors endorse the submission on the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contribution as Attachment 1 of this report to be provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

5        Nomination for Panel Member to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel                                                                                                           

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Nomination for Panel Member to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel be received.

2.     The Panel Secretariat of the Sydney Western City Planning Panel be advised of the outcome of the nomination(s).

3.    Councillor Ross Fowler OAM be nominated as the primary Panel Member and Her Worship The Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown OAM be nominated as the alternate Panel Member to the Sydney Western City Planning Panel.

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

6        Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2020/21 Road Funding Grants                                                                                                         

14  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2020/21 Road Funding Grants be received

2.     The TfNSW 2020/21 Program Funding Block Grant of $1,191,000 be accepted.

3.     The Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be affixed to the “Agreement for Block Grant Assistance to Council for Regional Roads 2020/21”.

4.     Council write to the State Government formally thanking them for the Road Funding Grants

 

 

7        Acceptance of Grant Funding -  Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program - extension of program                                    

15  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Acceptance of Grant Funding -  Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program - extension of program be received

2.     Council accept the grant funding of $6,613,341

3.     Council endorse the Work schedules as listed in the report

4.     Council write to The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and The Hon Mark Coulton MP - Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Melissa McIntosh, Federal MP for Lindsay, thanking them for the funding.

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

8        RFT 19/20-08 Major Mechanical Services                                               

16  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 19/20-08 Major Mechanical Services be received

2.     A three (3) year contract with an option to extend two (2) x one (1) year periods, subject to satisfactory performance be awarded to Interchillers, as the provider of major mechanical services in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender.

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

 

 

9        RFT 20/21-15 Civic Centre Ground Floor Refurbishment - Stage 2    

17  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 20/21-15 Civic Centre Ground Floor Refurbishment - Stage 2 be received

2.     Hunter Mason Pty Ltd be awarded the contract subject to the execution of a formal agreement for Civic Centre Ground Floor Refurbishment – Stage 2, for an amount of $1,101,259.74 excluding GST.

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

 

10      RFT 20/21-16 Werrington County Childcare Centre Refurbishment   

18  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 20/21-16 Werrington County Childcare Centre Refurbishment 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 Werrington County Childcare centre for the amount of $500,876.40 ex GST excluding GST.

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

 

 

11      RFT 20/21-17 Refurbishment of Platypus and Jamisontown Childcare Centres                                                                                      

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 20/21-17 Refurbishment of Platypus and Jamisontown Childcare Centres 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 Platypus and Jamisontown Childcare centres for the amount of $980,522.32 excluding GST.

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

 

 

12      Works on private land for Kingswood Gateway project                       

20  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Works on private land for Kingswood Gateway project be received

2.     Council approve public works on private land as described in this report.

 

 


 

 

13      Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Funding Opportunities                                                                                             

21  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Funding Opportunities be received

2.     Council endorse the Festival of Place Summer Fund funding for $10,000 from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for the Live, Work, Play Grid.

3.     Council endorse the application for $972,782 grant funding to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Your High Street Project.

4.     Council write to relevant State Members thanking them for their funding support towards delivering placemaking and activation of public spaces initiatives.

 

 

14      Naming of Reserve - John Gandell Reserve, Caddens                         

22  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Mark Davies seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Naming of Reserve - John Gandell Reserve, Caddens be received

2.     Council endorse the naming of the reserve corner of Murcott Terrace and Bargo Boulevard, Caddens – Lot 159 DP1172506 as John Gandell Reserve and advice be provided to the Geographical Names Board in this regard to enable the official gazetting.

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

 

 

15      Charity Clothing Bins Policy                                                                    

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Charity Clothing Bins Policy be received

2.     Council rescind the current policy Charity Clothing Bins (PDAS006) allowing charity clothing bins to be placed on Council owned land.

3.     Council assist charity clothing bin operators to remove bins from Council owned land and assist National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) Charities in finding alternate, appropriate locations on private land over the next six months.

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

16      Supporting Sustainable Choices Scheme                                             

24  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Supporting Sustainable Choices Scheme be received.

2.     The Waste and Resource Recovery Team seek further grant funding under the NSW EPA Better Waste Recycling Fund to continue the Supporting Sustainable Choices Scheme to 30 June 2021 with no financial contribution from Council.

 

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

17      Sport, Recreation and Play Grant Awards                                             

25  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Sport, Recreation and Play Grant Awards be received

2.     Council endorse both the $400,815 funding offered from the NSW Government and Cricket Australia Funds and, signing funding agreements for the projects at:

 

NSW Government Community Building Partnership 2020 Round

§ Brooker and Day playspace upgrade – $57,787

§ Spence Park playspace upgrade - $33,028

 

NSW Government ICC T20 Legacy Fund

§ Bill Ball Oval, Cook Park, amenity upgrade $100,000

 

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund

§ Bill Ball Oval, Cook Park, amenity upgrade $50,000

 

NSW Government Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

§ Dukes Oval Floodlight upgrades $160,000 (incl. GST)

 

3.     Council write to the relevant State Members, Ministers, Cricket NSW, Cricket Australia and Penrith Cricket Club thanking them for their funding support towards delivering improved sport and recreation facilities.

 

 

18      Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund 2021                                                  

26  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Greater Cities Sport Facility Fund 2021  be received

2.     Council endorse the applications be prepared and submitted for GCSFF;

-     Doug Rennie Field (Chapman Gardens Precinct), Kingswood - amenity upgrade.

-     The Kingsway North, Werrington – irrigation and field surface improvements.

-     Surveyors Creek Softball Facility, Glenmore Park – floodlight installation.

3.     Council endorse the funding allocations from existing budgets allocated to the projects as contributions to be included in the grant application:

-     Doug Rennie Field amenity upgrade, $750,000

-     The Kingsway North – irrigation and field upgrade, $100,000

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

19      Organisational Performance and Financial Review - December 2020

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

That:

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

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

 

 

20      2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Annual General Assembly                                                                                     

28  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Annual General Assembly be received

2.     Council Officers develop a motion for the conference, concerning a national code for waste collection, reuse and recycling, with an emphasis on sustainable practices and any other motions as requested by Councillors.

3.     Council nominate Her Worship The Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM as the voting delegate for the 2021 National General Assembly of Local Government

4.     Council nominate any Councillors who wish to attend as observers at the 2021 National General Assembly of Local Government.

5.     Leave of absence be granted to all Councillors attending the 2021 National General Assembly of Local Government to be held in Canberra from 20 – 23 June 2021.

 

21      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020                                                                                

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 be received.

2.     The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the Period 1 December 2020 to 31 December 2020 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical Investment Analysis as at 31 December 2020 be noted.

 

 

22      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021                                                                                         

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 be received.

2.     The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the Period 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical Investment Analysis as at 31 January 2021 be noted.

 

 

23      Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee                                              

31  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the information contained in the report on Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee be received.

 


 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           196 Desborough Road, Colyton 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested information on behalf of Patricia Quintell in regards to the third rental dwelling currently under construction at 196 Desborough Road, Colyton.

 

RR 2           Council Advertising  

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested a memorandum outlining the proofreading process that is undertaken in relation to Council’s advertising material, in particular the recent E-Waste advertisement. 

 

RR 3           Apology in Relation to Councillor Briefing held on 15 February 2021

Councillor Bernard Bratusa stated a sincere apology towards The Mayor, General Manager, Councillor Colleagues, Council Staff and anyone who was offended by his comments made at the Councillor Briefing held on 15 February 2021.

 

RR 4           St Clair Dog Park       

Councillor Mark Davies requested information on behalf of Becky Lee Chenoweth regarding disability access issues, in particular wheel chair access at St Clair Dog Park.

 

RR 5           Apology in Relation to Councillor Briefing on 15 February 2021

Councillor Mark Davies stated a sincere apology towards anyone who was offended by his frustrations expressed at the Councillor Briefing held on 15 February 2021.

 

RR 6           Slashing at Intersection at Llandilo Road and Second Road,          Berkshire Park          

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the intersection of Llandilo Road and Second Road, Berkshire Park be slashed immediately due to road safety issues.

 

RR 7           Slashing at Northern Side of Vincent Road, Cranebrook      

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the Northern Side of Vincent Road be slashed around the bus stop near Hydrus Street.

 

RR 8           Culvert on the Intersection of Vincent Road and The Northern Road,     Cranebrook                  

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the culvert at the intersection of Vincent Road and The Northern Road, Cranebrook be attended to, as it is currently blocked.

 

RR 9           Footpath near Xavier College, Llandilo        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that gravel be put down across the road from Xavier College near the new substation to improve pedestrian access.

 

RR 10         Update on LEPS        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memorandum regarding an update on the LEPS.

 

RR 11         Complying Development Codes

Councillor John Thain requested a report to a Councillor Briefing regarding Complying Development Codes.  

 

RR 12         Thornton Estate Oval

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested that Council consider implementing a leash-free dog area, at least on a timed basis at the Thornton Estate Oval.

 

RR 13         Walking/Running Event from Penrith City Centre to Penrith Lakes

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested a report regarding an update on the walking/running event from the Penrith City Centre to Penrith Lakes, including the costing, sponsorship and potential funding from the government and organisations.

 

RR 14         Re-sheeting of Taylor Road, Londonderry  

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested information regarding if Taylor Road, Londonderry will be re-sheeted north of the school.

 

RR 15         RMS Mobile Speed Cameras      

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested clarification in relation to if it is legal for RMS mobile speed camera operators to use their phones whilst behind the wheel.

 

RR 16         Plans for Penrith Lakes      

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report to a Councillor Briefing regarding the intended plans for Penrith Lakes.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

32  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Aaron Duke that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 8:08pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

CW1 RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Ross Fowler 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        Borrowing Program 2020-21                                                                                            

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed (i) prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or (ii) confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or (iii) reveal a trade secret and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

3        Jordan Springs East                                                                                                         

 

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 8:33pm and the General Manager reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 8:08pm on Monday, 22 February 2021, the following being present

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Karen McKeown OAM, Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen and Councillors Ross Fowler OAM, Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Todd Carney, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, 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        Borrowing Program 2020-21                                                                                            

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Borrowing Program 2020-21 be received.

2.     Council note that Commonwealth Bank of Australia was the successful lender for the renewal loan in the Council’s 2020-21 Borrowing Program.

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa declared a Pecuniary Conflict of Interest in Item 3 – Jordan Springs East, as his daughter owns a property in Jordan Springs.

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 8:14pm and did not return.

 

3        Jordan Springs East                                                                                                         

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

CW3 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Jordan Springs East be received.

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

3.     The General Manager be authorised to add, amend, vary or revoke notations on planning certificates, including the geographical extent, should advice be received from Council’s geotechnical or legal consultant’s advising the amendment, variation or revocation of notations on planning certificates.

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) of the EPA Act 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

 

33  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Aaron Duke that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2 and CW3 be adopted.

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 8:33pm.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:36pm.

 


PENRITH CITY COUNCIL

 

Procedure for Addressing Meetings

 

Anyone can request permission to address a meeting, providing that the number of speakers is limited to three in support of any proposal and three against.

 

Any request about an issue or matter on the Agenda for the meeting can be lodged with the General Manager or Public Officer up until 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

 

Prior to the meeting the person who has requested permission to address the meeting will need to provide the Public Officer with a written statement of the points to be covered during the address in sufficient detail so as to inform the Councillors of the substance of the address and a written copy of any questions to be asked of the Council in order that responses to those questions can be provided in due course.

 

In addition, prior to addressing the meeting a person addressing Council or Committee will be informed that they do not enjoy any privilege and that permission to speak may be withdrawn should they make inappropriate comments.

 

It should be noted that persons who wish to address the Council are addressing a formal part of the Council Meeting. All persons addressing the Meeting should give consideration to their dress attire. Smart casual is a minimum that is thought to be appropriate when addressing such a forum.

 

It should be noted that speakers at meetings of the Council or Committee do not have absolute privilege (parliamentary privilege).  A speaker who makes any potentially offensive or defamatory remarks about any other person may render themselves open to legal action.

 

Prior to addressing the meeting the person will be required to sign the following statement:

 

“I (name) understand that the meeting I intend to address on (date) is a public meeting.  I also understand that should I say or present any material that is inappropriate, I may be subject to legal action.  I also acknowledge that I have been informed to obtain my own legal advice about the appropriateness of the material that I intend to present at the above mentioned meeting”.

 

Should a person fail to sign the above statement then permission to address either the Council or Committee will not be granted.

 

The Public Officer or Minute Clerk will speak to those people who have requested permission to address the meeting, prior to the meeting at 6.45pm.

 

It is up to the Council or Committee to decide if the request to address the meeting will be granted.

 

Where permission is to be granted the Council or Committee, at the appropriate time, will suspend only so much of the Standing Orders to allow the address to occur.

 

The Chairperson will then call the person up to the lectern or speaking area.

 

The person addressing the meeting needs to clearly indicate:

 

·       Their name;

 

·       Organisation or group they are representing (if applicable);

 

·       Details of the issue to be addressed and the item number of the report in the Business Paper;

 

·       Whether they are opposing or supporting the issue or matter (if applicable) and the action they would like the meeting to take;

 

·         The interest of the speaker (e.g. affected person, neighbour, applicant,    applicants spokesperson, interested citizen etc).

 

Each person then has five minutes to make their address.  Those addressing Council will be required to speak to the written statement they have submitted.  Permission to address Council is not to be taken as an opportunity to refute or otherwise the points made by previous speakers on the same issue. 

 

The Council or Committee can extend this time if they consider if appropriate, however, everyone needs to work on the basis that the address will be for five minutes only.

 

Councillors may have questions about the address so people are asked to remain at the lectern or in the speaking area until the Chairperson has thanked them.

 

When this occurs, they should then return to their seat.

 

Glenn McCarthy

Public Officer

02 4732 7649                                               

   


Mayoral Minutes

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Oxley Park Public School Green Flag Accreditation                                                         1

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

Mayoral Minute

Oxley Park Public School Green Flag Accreditation

           

 

 

As Council’s Sustainability Champion, I am thrilled to share that Oxley Park Public School has become the first school in NSW to receive Green Flag accreditation through the Eco Schools program.

 

The program is coordinated by Keep Australia Beautiful and Green Flag is its highest accreditation. This recognition is part of a long list of awards and acknowledgements the school has received in the past 5 years.

 

Oxley Park Public is like a mini farm. They have chickens, ducks, a rabbit, 65 vegetable garden beds and an orchard. The produce from the garden is used for “crunch and sip”, in canteen lunches or sold to raise money for garden infrastructure. In past years, produce was also donated to local charity, Mama Lana’s.

 

Next to their yarning circle, they have an amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Garden full of bush tucker plants.

 

They are involved in the No Bees No Future and Kreative Koalas projects and a range of healthy lifestyle campaigns.

 

In terms of managing waste, the school composts scraps and has a worm farm. They undertake waste audits, collect materials for the Teracycle scheme and are part of the Litter Legends program. They also upcycle materials to make garden beds and create art.

 

One of the things I find most inspiring about Oxley Park Public School is that they have an Eco Code embedded into their Positive Behaviour for Learning matrix.

 

Oxley Park play an active role in our local sustainable schools’ network – The Penrith and Hawkesbury Environmental Educators Network - and collaborated with Council on the 2019 Parkitects program.

 

I would like to congratulate the students, teachers and support staff at Oxley Park on their Green Flag accreditation and everything they have achieved.

 

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Councillor Karen McKeown OAM

Mayor

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the Mayoral Minute on Oxley Park Public School Green Flag Accreditation be received.

  


 

 

 

 

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Notices of Motion

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Recording of Voting                                                                                                            1

 

2        Raising of Warragamba Dam Wall                                                                                     2

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

Notice of Motion

1          Recording of Voting            

 

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish TO MOVE:

 

That:

 

1.   Council amend its Code of Meeting Practice to include the non-mandatory clause 11.11 from the Model Code of Meeting Practice which reads:

 

All voting at council meetings, (including meetings that are closed to the public), must be recorded in the minutes of meetings with the names of councillors who voted for and against each motion or amendment, (including the use of the casting vote), being recorded.

 

2.   Clauses 11.6 – 11.9 and clause 11.13 be omitted as they are no longer relevant with the inclusion of 11.11.

 

 

Note from Council:

 

Should the above Motion be successful it would have the effect of requiring all items to be dealt with individually to allow for the capture of names in the minutes. This would mean the practice of block resolving items could no longer occur. In addition to this the inclusion of Clause 11.11 would require the inclusion of voting details in the minutes document after every item.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

Notice of Motion

2          Raising of Warragamba Dam Wall            

 

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish TO MOVE:

 

That Council endorse a formal position to support the raising of the Warragamba Dam Wall.

 

Note from Council:

 

At the Council’s 26 August 2019 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to make a submission to the Parliamentary Enquiry which  put forward a position that Council does not consider or provide any position on the raising of the dam wall as it is premature to do so ahead of the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). At this stage the EIS has not been released.

 

If the Notice of Motion outlined above tonight is successful, this would replace Council’s existing position as made in the endorsed submission to the Parliamentary Enquiry.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


Reports of Committees

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Reports and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 10 February 2021                                                                                                                                    1

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeitng held on 16 February 2021                                                                                                                    5

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Resilience Committee Meeting held on 17 February 2021                                                                                                                                    8

 

4        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 1 March 2021                                                                                                                                  12

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Access Committee MEETING

HELD ON 10 February, 2021

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Chair), Councillor Robin Cook, Farah Madon, Carole Grayson, Allan Windley, Dianne Brookes, Matt Roger.

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Jeni Pollard – City Activation, Community & Place Manager, Lila Kennelly – Community Resilience Coordinator, Claire Galvin – Community Capacity Officer, Kathryn Sprang – Development Assessment Planner, Sandra Fagan – Senior Planner, Craig Squires – Building Certification and Fire Safety Coordinator, Hans Meijer – City Assets Manager.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from Anthony Mulholland, Grahame Howe.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Access Committee Meeting - 9 December 2020

The minutes of the Access Committee Meeting of 9 December 2020 were confirmed, with the following amendments:

 

·    IN ATTENDANCE – Hans Meijer – City Assets Manager attended the meeting

·    IN ATTENDANCE - Graham Howe – Building Assets Coordinator was an apology for the meeting

·    APOLOGIES - Correction of the Committee Member name from Wayne Grayson to Carole Grayson.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Development Applications referred to Access Committee                      

 

DA20/0791     18-30 Hosking Street Cranebrook - Alterations and Additions to an Existing Educational Facility Comprising of Works to the Existing Art Workshop, a Covered Walkway, a COLA and 3 New General Learning Areas

 

Kathryn Sprang spoke to the development application for the Alterations and Additions to an Existing Educational Facility Comprising of Works to the Existing Art Workshop, a Covered Walkway, a Covered Outdoor Learning Area and 3 New General Learning Areas.

 

Issues discussed by the committee included:

 

·    Equitable access arrangements to the new building /covered outdoor learning area; and

·    Adequacy of existing accessible parking provision noting the increase to existing student and staff numbers.

 

DA20/0810     34 Somerset Street Kingswood - Construction of a Five (5) Storey Private Health Facility Containing a 90 Bed Mental Health Hospital and Associated Health Services with Three (3) Levels of Basement and Lower Ground Parking for 92 Cars and a Roof Terrace - Site Includes 34-36 Somerset Street and 2 Hargrave Street

 

Sandra Fagan spoke to the development application construction of a Five (5) Storey Private Health Facility Containing a 90 Bed Mental Health Hospital and Associated Health Services with Three (3) Levels of Basement and Lower Ground Parking for 92 Cars and a Roof Terrace - Site Includes 34-36 Somerset Street and 2 Hargrave Street.

 

Issues discussed by the committee included:

 

·    The proposed shared arrangement for car parking access from the adjoining Somerset Specialist Centre and the ease of use and legibility for visitors to the proposed hospital arriving by vehicle;

·    The proposed allocation of only 2 accessible parking spaces on the Basement Level 1 and the position of those two spaces with regard to the location of the lift and path of travel, noting the width of various corridors within the immediate vicinity;

·    Consideration that other parking levels have not been designed for access for people with a disability as there is no accessible parking spaces on other levels;

·    Concerns regarding door widths and door circulation;

·    Concerns regarding the turn-around space in the corridor on the Lower Ground Floor (at the end of trip facilities);

·    Concerns regarding showers in ensuite areas with the wards has not been designed as accessible;

·    Lack of any adult change facilities on the premises;

·    Concerns regarding the overall classification of the development (currently 9A) however members suggested it was more in line with a 6.

 

Lack of access for emergency vehicles (ie. Ambulance) should the need arise to transfer a patient.

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Development Applications referred to Access Committee be received.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Update on the Bus Slab on Derby Street near Evans Street  

Hans Meijer provided an update on the bus slab on Derby Street near Evans Street, advising that the slab had been lowered so that there is no longer a step in this location, tactiles will soon be installed as part of a bigger package of works.

 


 

GB 2           Nepean Hospital        

Claire Galvin forwarded community correspondence to Matt Roger regarding a set of stairs that runs from the multi-story carpark and leads out onto the footpath on Parker Street, this footpath then ends in a set of stairs. The Western Weekender also ran an article last week regarding this issue. Matt raised this issue at the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment Consumer Committee, there is currently a traffic and pedestrian assessment report underway, they have advised that this will be rectified, however the appropriate due diligence will need to be completed first. Further updates will be provided to the Access Committee.

 

GB 3           Nepean Area Disabilities Organisation Limited (NADO) Sensory Gym

Matt Roger initiated a discussion regarding the proposed new all access disability gym that will be located in an industrial complex in Regentville. The premises will have a level entry carpark, the bottom floor will have quiet spaces and will contain and adult change room facility, with a separate accessible toilet nearby. Matt enquired about the possibility of any grants that the centre me be eligible to receive. Claire advised that she will send over some information for Matt to pass onto NADO.

 

GB 4           Footpath on Sherwood Road     

Dianne Brookes raised some concern regarding lack of a footpath on Sherwood Circuit, the majority of housing in this street is for residents over 50. Residents that need to attend appointments at the hospital are forced to walk on the road. Hans Meijer to arrange an assessment to see which priority the footpath would be given.

 

GB 5           Devlin Road      

Dianne Brookes raised concerns relating to dumping of rubbish in this area causing vehicles to drive around piles of dumped rubbish on the roadway. This matter is to be referred to the RID squad to remove/monitor.

 

GB 6           Use of Descriptions/Language for Presenters      

Carol Grayson requested an update on discussions that were held last year in relation to providing some form of training or guidelines for presenters to the Access Committee noting members with various disabilities. Claire advised that she has started to prepare notes for Council Officers who are presenting to the Access Committee.

 

GB 7           Sydney Metro   

Hans Meijer advised that regular meetings are currently being held with Sydney Metro which looks after the rail line between St Marys and Aerotropolis. The project is currently working through the relocation of the St Marys Bus Interchange, Hans has requested that a presentation be given to the Access Committee in the coming months.

 

GB 8           David Currie PlaySpace Project

Farah Madon has asked if a request could be submitted to request that works be completed by 3 December 2021 so that the International Day of People with Disability could be held at the park in David’s memory, the current schedule of works will mean completion of the park in 2022.  Jeni Pollard advised that an inquiry into the schedule of works would be made and a request for accelerated works may be made taking into account other works that are being carried out.

 


 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 6.20PM.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 10 February, 2021 be adopted.

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Heritage Advisory Committee MEETING

HELD ON 16 February, 2021

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Brian Cartwright (Chair), Richard Ward - Nepean District Archaeological Group, Norma Thorburn - St Marys & District Historical Society, Marie Koen – St Marys & District Historical Society, Stephen McKenzie – Nepean Family History Society, Beth Moore - Nepean District Historical Society, and Wendy Hearn - Community Representative.

IN ATTENDANCE

Peter Wood – Development Services Manager, James Heathcote – Development Assessment Planner, Abby Younan – Planning Administration Officer

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from Kathryn Sprang – Development Assessment Planner, Councillor Marcus Cornish, Jennine Leonarder Collins.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting - 16 December 2020

The minutes of the Heritage Advisory Committee Meeting of 16 December 2020 were confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Fernhill Draft Plan of Management

Following on from the Department of Planning of Infrastructure and Environment’s (DPIE) future uses paper, Council has received notification and has reviewed the draft Fernhill Estate Plan of Management 2030 (POM).

 

The draft POM was on exhibition between the 22 December 2020 to 1 February 2021. Penrith Council drafted a combined response from relevant departments to inform its submission, which is being reported up to Council’s Ordinary Meeting on the 22 February 2021 before being submitted to DPIE.

 

James Heathcote identified that the POM establishes four estate-wide key moves that will directly inform and guide the next 10 years of the NSW State Government’s custodianship of Fernhill Estate with the key moves including estate stewardship, opening the estate, engaging the community and sustainability and resilience. Further land use opportunities were identified, precinct areas were detailed, and the report was concluded with how the site is to be activated with some key project timelines.

 

It was also noted that Development Services input to the submission has been informed by Council’s Heritage Advisor, who advised that the draft POM is generally sound and supportable from a heritage perspective. However, the only matter that was raised stemmed from the original submission that the draft POM has management priorities for rural parklands where it states “investigation opportunities to reverse the late 20th century modification to the early colonial landscape settings”. This indicates that they may be including the Sorenson’s works for potential removal. As such, it should be clearly stated that Penrith City Council (from a heritage perspective) are not supportive of the removal of Paul Sorenson’s works.

 

It was concluded that Council’s submission has been attached for everyone to view, and is being reported to Penrith Council’s Ordinary Meeting on the 22 February 2021 prior to a form submission being lodged with the NSW State Government.

 

Norma Thorburn commented that she agreed with the comments made by Council’s Heritage advisor regarding the retention of Sorenson’s works.

 

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Fernhill Draft Plan of Management be received.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB1 – Return to Meetings at Council Chambers building

 

Beth Moore asked Council officers when meetings will return to the Council Chambers. Peter Wood advised the committee that Council officers will keep the committee up to date in upcoming weeks regarding the potential for a hybrid meeting in April.

 

GB2 – Emu Plains Public School Renovations

 

Councillor Cartwright advised the committee that Councillor Cornish has been making representations to the Nepean archaeology group regarding the Emu Plains Public School and the renovations that have taken place. It has been advised that they are looking at doing an expressions of interest to hire the space. Council will be notified when the applications are closed, and it is noted that Andrew Robinson is the point of contact for this. Councillor Cartwright will talk to Andrew Robinson for an update regarding this and the next steps of the process.

 

Beth Moore and Richard Ward support the idea of the Nepean archaeology group using the space as it would mean all the historical societies would be within close proximity to one another.

 

GB3 – Future of Mulgoa Valley

 

Peter Wood advised the Committee that Council officers have received a number of representations from community groups in Mulgoa regarding the future of Mulgoa. As a result, Council have met with the Heritage Council Office around the future of Mulgoa Valley and there has been a suggestion to nominate the valley as a state heritage conservation area. Peter wanted to flag this with the committee now as it will become a consideration in the LEP review. Peter advised the committee that he has encouraged the relevant departments in Council to inform the committee of any pertinent matters. 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 5:33pm

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting held on 16 February, 2021 be adopted.

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Resilience Committee MEETING

HELD ON 17 February, 2021

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillors Karen McKeown OAM, Robin Cook, Kath Presdee; Andrea Connor, Victor Carey, Carina Fernandes and Nevin Sweeney.

IN ATTENDANCE

Warwick Winn – General Manager, Andrew Moore – Director Corporate Services, Jacklin Messih – Business Transformation Manager, Nathan Burbridge – Manager City Economy and Marketing, Belinda Atkins – Sustainability and Resilience Lead, Andrew Hewson – Sustainability Education Officer, Marzi De Santi and Jim Gaudry (Thornton Community Garden).

 

APOLOGIES

Helen Ryan.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Resilience Committee Meeting - 18 November 2020

The minutes of the Resilience Committee Meeting of 18 November 2020 were confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

 There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Penrith City Park - Project Update

Nathan Burbridge presented on the City Park project, providing the vision for the City Park and highlighting the sustainable and cooling the city features that will be integrated into the park including mature trees, over 40% canopy cover, raingardens and misting water features, reuse of materials on site and site connectivity for ease of movement. The City Park will enhance the vibrancy of the CBD, activate a night-time economy and provide a social green space in the heart of the city. Construction will begin in late 2021 and be completed in 2023.

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Penrith City Park - Project Update be received.

 

 


 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

2        Thornton Community Garden update

Andrew Hewson introduced Marzi De Santi and Jim Gaudry from the Thornton Community Gardens, who presented on the process of establishing the Thornton Community Garden, current membership, the benefits of the community garden to the Thornton and wider community, and how COVID has impacted on the garden. The community garden has been extremely important in providing an all-inclusive social connection point in the community, offering not only gardening, but also workshops, crafternoons, open days and morning teas.

 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Thornton Community Garden update be received

2.     Council thank Marzi De Santi, Jim Gaudry and members of the community garden for their community service in Thornton.

 

3        Draft Resilient Penrith Action Plan

Belinda Atkins presented on the draft Resilient Penrith Action Plan. The Plan has been developed to build awareness and preparedness and enhance the capability of Council and the community to adapt and increase resilience to risks shocks and stresses. The Plan aligns to the five directions in the Resilient Sydney Strategy 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Actions have been developed under the five directions based on community feedback through the engagement process and the vulnerabilities, risks and challenges that council has identified. The draft Plan is currently open for comment during March 2021. It will be presented to the Councillor briefing on 15 March and will be finalised for adoption by Council by June 2021. The Plan will be built into the integrated planning and reporting framework to ensure actions are implemented over the short, medium and long-term to build resilience of our city and community.

         

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Draft Resilient Penrith Action Plan be received

2.     Members of the Resilience Committee provide comments on the draft Resilient Penrith Action Plan by Friday 19th March to Belinda Atkins at Belinda.Atkins@penrith.city

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Heat in Social Housing Project

 

Andrew Hewson provided an update on the Heat in Social Housing Project, a partnership between Wentworth, Hume and Evolve Housing, Penrith and Hawkesbury Councils and Western Sydney University, to assist tenants in social housing adapt to the heat over the summer months. The project was launch at the Penrith RSL on 22 January 2021, with the Mayor Cr Karen McKeown OAM speaking at the event.

 

The resources developed as part of the project include a fact sheet, a community focused video targeted to help tenants stay cool, and a second video targeted towards social housing staff to use in training their staff on the challenge of heat. The resources are unique having been developed based on the voices of social housing tenants in Western Sydney and reflects tenants’ personal hints and tips for staying cool. Council will promote the resource through our social and other media channels. The second stage of this project will be to deliver training to housing provider staff in promoting the resources and messaging to tenants to build capacity to adapt to heat. Resources can be accessed at: https://www.wentworth.org.au/heat/.

 

GB 2           Cities Power Partnership Video

 

Andrew Hewson introduced the Cities Power Partnership Heat in Western Sydney video. The Cities Power Partnership and Climate Council recently produced and released a video on the challenges of heat in Western Sydney, impacts on the community and advocating for more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Andrew Hewson filmed a segment of the video, as a part of our cooling the city engagement, highlighting the challenges and the work Council is doing to address heat and the impacts of a changing climate. The You Tube video can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/hYADNIiXVqI

 

GB 3           CSIRO Generation STEM

 

Andrew Hewson provided information on Generation STEM, a 10-year initiative of the CSIRO to invest in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills of year 9 and 10 students that can be applied in further education and employment. The students participate in projects that address real challenges facing their local community. Council has been approached by CSIRO to become involved in Generation STEM and provide projects for students to work on.

 

 GB 4           Energy Efficiency Program Updates

 

Belinda Atkins provided an update on the positive outcomes of the Energy Efficiency initiatives being undertaken by Council, noting that the LED streetlighting upgrade project was completed in December 2020, with 6,317 streetlights upgraded to LED.

 

PowerSavers Program: A total of 1,110 Penrith residents have signed up to participate in the Endeavour Energy PowerSavers Program to increase their energy efficiency. This includes 268 residents across 5 Penrith suburbs that have signed up to PeakSaver to participate in nominated event days to reduce their electricity use. Throughout summer residents participating in PeakSaver opted in to reduce their electricity use on 7 event days, with a total energy reduction of 2,027kWh.

 

 

Electric Vehicle: It was noted that the electric Renault Kangoo in Council’s fleet has reached its second anniversary, travelling 29,185km. In this time, it has been recharged on 100% green power at a total recharging cost of $592, saving 79.4 tCO2e.

 

Earth Hour: In 2021 Earth Hour will be held on Saturday 27 March. Council will encourage residents to participate in Earth Hour by switching off their lights and appliances. Social media posts and a media release on Earth Hour will be developed during March and will also include council’s energy efficiency achievements.

 


 

GB 5           National Pandemic Gardening Survey

 

Resilience Committee Member, Nevin Sweeney introduced the report on the ‘Findings and Action Agenda from the 2020 National Pandemic Gardening Survey’ and presented on the report findings. Nevin noted there were 9140 survey respondents to the survey conducted mid-June to mid-July 2020. The key findings showed that: edible gardening made a positive difference to people during the pandemic lockdown; it improves mental well-being; growing food in public spaces brings people together and fosters social connection; and it contributes to food security and improved dietary outcomes for low-income households. Nevin suggested that Council enhance community knowledge/learnings on the benefits of edible gardens and develop resources for the community including accurate and relevant information on how edible gardens could be established. The report can be accessed at: https://sustain.org.au/projects/pandemic-gardening-survey-report/

 

GB 6           Oxley Park Public School

 

Andrew Hewson shared positive news that Oxley Park Public School has been the first school in NSW to be awarded the Green Flag from Eco Schools Australia, for their school garden and produce marketplace program.

 

 

 

The next Resilience Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Resilience Committee meeting held on 17 February, 2021 be adopted.

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Local Traffic Committee MEETING

HELD ON 1 March, 2021

 

 

 

(Note: due to prevailing public health crisis, and related COVID-19 protocols, the Local Traffic Committee Business Paper and reports were referred to members and a formal meeting held via on-line Zoom platform). 

PRESENT

Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM (Council Representative), Councillor Robin Cook (Representative for the Member for Londonderry), Wayne Mitchell - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair), Senior Constable Stephen Page - Nepean Police Area Command (PAC), Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

IN ATTENDANCE

Councillor Marcus Cornish, Steve Grady - Busways, Adam Wilkinson - Engineering Services Manager, David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator, Graham Green - Senior Traffic Engineer, Daniel Davidson - Senior Traffic Engineer, Kablan Mowad - Senior Traffic Engineer, Anthony Baradhy - Traffic Engineering Officer, Isaac Mann - Trainee Engineer, Caleb O’Reilly - Trainee Engineer, Kiera Murphy - Senior Ranger.   

 

APOLOGIES

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Representative for the Member for Penrith), Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Sergeant Matthew Shirvington - Nepean Police Area Command (PAC), Wendy Read - Road Safety Officer.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 1 February 2021

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 1 February 2021 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 NIL.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

1        Explorers Way, St Clair - Traffic Calming Devices                                    

Councillor Marcus Cornish advised the Committee that Explorers Way, St Clair, is the main feeder road from Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park to Bennett Road, St Clair (and vice-versa). Councillor Marcus Cornish advised the Committee that the installation of traffic calming devices on Explorers Way, St Clair will frustrate road users. Councillor Marcus Cornish also requested that the Committee contact Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Local and State Members of Parliament to advocate for the installation of on/off ramps at the Bennett Road overpass.

Wayne Mitchell - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair) advised the Committee that there is a strict criteria to meet for the provision of on/off ramps and each set needs to be a certain distance apart.

 

Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised the Committee that the installation of on/off ramps at the Bennett Road overpass are not warranted as it would be too close to the Erskine Park Road overpass on/off ramps.

Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised, in writing prior to the meeting, that regarding Watt Speed Hump, ensure that there is adequate street lighting to maximize visibility (AGRM Part 8 section 8.2.1).

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Explorers Way, St Clair - Traffic Calming Devices be received.

2.     Consultation with affected residents and businesses be undertaken regarding the proposed traffic calming devices.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, design plan AE86 (Issue 2, Dated February 2021) for the construction of three speed hump devices and supplementary signage and line marking measures on Explorers Way, St Clair be endorsed for construction.

4.     The proposed traffic calming devices on Explorers Way, St Clair be funded from Council’s 2020/2021 Traffic Facilities Budget.

5.     A street lighting assessment be conducted in accordance with Council’s Public Domain Lighting Policy (August 2004) to ensure compliance with the relevant lighting category.

 

2        Erskine Park Road Upgrade – Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan                                                                                                  

Councillor Marcus Cornish questioned the Committee as to whether the seagulls as noted in the signage and line marking plans were raised. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator advised that they are raised.

Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) requested that Traffic Officers ensure there is adequate Bus Zone entry and exit provision when considering the distance of Bus Zone signage. Brana Ravichelvan also requested to the committee that the 50km/h signs be removed from the signage and line marking plans for the local roads.  In accordance with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines, TfNSW no longer signpost 50km/h urban default speed limits. TfNSW aims to provide a consistent approach to speed limits for motorists on NSW roads, in line with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines. Under the Australian Road Rules in the absence of speed limit signage, a default speed limit applies. A 50km/h urban default speed limit applies on all urban roads in NSW in the absence of speed limit signs.

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested that the 50km/h signs remain to further enforce the speed limit for road users. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator requested that the 50km/h signs remain at the gateway/entry points. Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised the Committee that this is not possible, as per reasons stated above.

Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised, in writing prior to the meeting, that (RF-2106) ‘No Stopping’ restrictions would be the more preferred option instead of a timed ‘No Parking’ restriction adjacent to the bus zone on the south side of Peppertree Drive to allow enough room for buses to draw-out at all times.

 

 

 

Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) also advised, in writing prior to the meeting, that for north side of Bennett Road, ‘No Stopping’ restrictions would be the more preferred option instead of a timed ‘No Parking’ restriction. Mario Dizon also requested that Traffic Officers confirm the bus zone length on the south side of Bennett Road. No Stopping restrictions should be in place if there is no adequate space for buses to draw in/out.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Erskine Park Road Upgrade – Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan be received.

2.     Council’s Major Projects department to arrange further consultation with directly affected properties regarding the signage and line marking plans associated with the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park upgrade.

3.     Council obtains separate TfNSW approval for the signage and line marking works along the classified Erskine Park Road.

4.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, the signage and line marking plans as shown in Appendix 1 be installed. (Ref: SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2106 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2111 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0001-DW-CV-SAL-1103 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2103 (Issue 3), Dated: 15.02.21)

5.     All works associated with the implementation of the signposting and/or line marking shall be undertaken in accordance with Section 8 of Council’s Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works and Council standard drawings SD1006/1 and SD1006/2.

6.     A street lighting assessment be conducted in accordance with Council’s Public Domain Lighting Policy (August 2004) to ensure compliance with the relevant category.

7.     Council’s Asset Section be notified for inclusion of the amended signs in Council’s asset management records and processes.

8.     Council’s Major Projects department be advised of Council’s resolution.

9.    The 50km/h signs be removed from the signage and line marking plans for local roads, Appendix 1 (Ref: SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2106 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2111 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0001-DW-CV-SAL-1103 (Issue 2) & SEC751-0002-DW-CV-SAL-2103 (Issue 3), Dated: 15.02.21).

 

3        Somerset Street, Kingswood - Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan                                                                                                  

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Somerset Street, Kingswood - Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan  be received.

2.     The signage and line marking plan prepared by CPB Contractors (Project No. 2021820, Issue I, dated 04/02/2021) associated with the approved State Significant Development SSD-8766 for the Nepean Hospital Integrated Ambulatory Services Redevelopment (Stage 1) be endorsed for installation, as shown in Appendix 1.

3.     All works associated with the implementation of the signposting and/or line marking shall be undertaken by the applicant in accordance with Section 8 of Council’s Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works and Council standard drawings SD1006/1 and SD1006/2 and be at no cost to Council.

4.     Council’s Asset Section be notified for inclusion of the amended signs in Council’s asset management records and processes.

5.     The applicant and Council’s Rangers be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

4        Neale Street and Putland Street, St Marys - Proposed Intersection Treatment                                                                                                       

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Neale Street and Putland Street, St Marys - Proposed Intersection Treatment be received.

2.     A project for an intersection Median Island Give Way treatment for Neale Street, St Marys (as shown in Appendix 1), be entered into Council’s Traffic Facilities Prioritisation Program. When the project receives priority against other listed sites, Council’s Design Co‑ordinator be requested to prepare a design for the facility, with a further report submitted to the Local Traffic Committee for design plan finalisation and endorsement.

3.     The resident be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

5        Cranebrook High Pedestrian Activity Area - Endorsement of Design Plan HPAA01                                                                                                 

Wayne Mitchell - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair) questioned the Committee about whether this project would be covered by current funding. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator advised the Committee that this project will be covered by current funding.

Wayne Mitchell - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair) questioned the Committee on what will be next for this precinct. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator advised the Committee that there will be two new roundabouts in the future for the intersections of Hoskin Street and Laycock Street, Cranebrook and Laycock Street and Borrowdale Way, Cranebrook.

Councillor Marcus Cornish advised the Committee that Laycock Street is a hill and suggested that dropping the speed to 40km/h will cause issues for drivers of manual vehicles driving up the hill. Councillor Marcus Cornish suggested that the speed limit remain at 50km/h, with the exception of the School Zone 40km/h which is already in place.

Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised, in writing prior to the meeting, that in relation to the Watt Speed Hump, Council must ensure that there is adequate street lighting to maximize visibility (AGRM Part 8 section 8.2.1).

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Cranebrook High Pedestrian Activity Area - Endorsement of Design Plan HPAA01 be received.

 

2.     Consultation with affected residents and businesses be undertaken regarding the proposed traffic calming devices.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, design plan HPAA01 (Issue A, dated 22/12/20) for the construction of five speed hump devices on Borrowdale Way and Hosking Street, Cranebrook be endorsed for construction.

4.     Funding for the project be provided through the NSW Safe Speeds in High Pedestrian Activity and Local Areas program.

5.     A street lighting assessment be conducted in accordance with Council’s Public Domain Lighting Policy (August 2004) to ensure compliance with the relevant lighting category.

 

6        Tennant Road, Werrington - Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan                                                                                                  

Mario Dizon - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised, in writing prior to the meeting, that TfNSW acceptance of the Traffic Management Plan is subject to the provision of evidence of consultation and newspaper advertisement by the developer.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Tennant Road, Werrington - Endorsement of Signage and Line Marking Plan be received.

2.     The signage and line marking plan and associated traffic management plan (TMP) prepared by Stanbury Traffic Planning (File No. 20-033, Issue B, Dated February 2021) related to the approved bulky goods / industrial unit development within No. 561 Great Western Highway, Werrington (DA20/0102) be endorsed for installation, as shown in Appendix 1 & 2.

3.     All works associated with the implementation of the signposting and/or line marking shall be undertaken by the applicant in accordance with Section 8 of Council’s Engineering Construction Specification for Civil Works and Council standard drawings SD1006/1 and SD1006/2 and be at no cost to Council.

4.     Council’s Asset Section be notified for inclusion of the amended signs in Council’s asset management records and processes.

5.     The applicant and Council’s Rangers be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1        Penrith RSL ANZAC Dawn Service and March - Sunday, 25 April    2021 

Senior Constable Stephen Page - Nepean Police Area Command (PAC), Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Steve Grady – Busways advised the Committee that they have no issues with the proposed Service and March and the associated Traffic Management Plan.

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to consider the Traffic Management Plans for the Penrith ANZAC Day March and Service to be held on Sunday, 25 April, 2021 with temporary road closures.  The report recommends that the TMPs for the event be endorsed, subject to relevant conditions for Classes 2 and 4 Events respectively.

Current Situation

Council has received a Traffic Management Plan from the Penrith RSL Sub-Branch for the ANZAC Day March and Service to be held on Sunday 25 April, 2021 with associated road closures from 3.00am to 7.00am. 

In accordance with the Roads and Maritime Services’ “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, the service is considered a Class 2 event which requires that the applicant submit a detailed TMP to the RMS for approval, and the march is considered as Class 4 events.

The ANZAC Day march and dawn service are on-street community remembrance events held annually in Memory Park, Penrith, involving marches with armed forces (active and retired members), speeches and wreath laying. The Sunday event is expected to attract up to 1,000 people, while the ANZAC Day event will attract up to 10,000 people.

The roads listed below in Table 1 following will require temporary closure during the march, allowing sufficient time to set up, assemble and disperse from the march and service. 

Table 1: Temporary road closures

Roads

Sunday 25 April 2021

 

Closure

Opening

High Street, between Station and Castlereagh Sts

3.00am

7.00am

Castlereagh St, between Lethbridge and High Sts

Tindale St, between Woodriff and Castlereagh Sts (alt access to RSL car park via Lethbridge St)

Union Lane, between Station and Woodriff Sts

Woodriff St entrance to Judges Place car park

Woodriff St, between High and Lethbridge Sts

 

 

Woodriff St, between Derby and High Sts

3.00am

7.00am

Masters car park, all access points closed

3.00am

7.00am

For March only, High Street, between Castlereagh and Lawson Sts

4.45am

5.00am

Detour signage will be in place directing general traffic to alternative routes while the events are in progress. In the past, these events have been successful, with minimal adverse impact on traffic conditions. The event is similar to previous years events, which have proved successful in terms of the associated road closures and traffic management arrangements.

The applicant will be required to notify businesses/ residents of the road closures prior to the events.

Conclusion

As a requirement of the RMS "Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, it is also recommended that the approval of the traffic management plan is to be considered as Council’s Authorisation to regulate traffic on Council roads.

_________________________________________________________________________

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.   The information contained in the report on Penrith RSL ANZAC Dawn Service and March - Sunday 25 April 2021 be received.

2.   The Traffic Management Plans for the Class 2 and Class 4 Special Events pursuant to Roads and Maritime Services “Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events” for the Penrith RSL ANZAC Dawn Service and March - Sunday 25 April 2021 be endorsed, subject to the following conditions:

a)   Approval be given for the temporary closure of the following roads for the duration of the events: -

Roads

Sunday 25 April 2021

 

Closure

Opening

High Street, between Station and Castlereagh Sts

3.00am

7.00am

Castlereagh St, between Lethbridge and High Sts

Tindale St, between Woodriff and Castlereagh Sts (alt access to RSL car park via Lethbridge St)

Union Lane, between Station and Woodriff Sts

Woodriff St entrance to Judges Place car park

Woodriff St, between High and Lethbridge Sts

 

 

Woodriff St, between Derby and High Sts

3.00am

7.00am

Masters car park, all access points closed

3.00am

7.00am

For March only, High Street, between Castlereagh and Lawson Sts

4.45am

5.00am

 

b)   A Traffic Management Plan and Traffic Control Plan detailing each event, including a Risk Management Plan, be lodged by the event applicant with the Roads and Maritime Services for approval and NSW Police for information prior to the events.  A copy of the Roads and Maritime Services approval must be submitted to Council prior to the events.  The Traffic Control Plan shall detail how a minimum 4.0m emergency lane is maintained at all times during the events.

c)   The event applicant submits to Council a copy of Public Liability Insurance (usually a Certificate of Currency) of minimum $20 million, prior to the events.  In addition, the event applicant indemnifies Council in writing against all claims for damage and injury which may result from the proposed events.

d)   The event applicant arranges to place barricades and provide Roads and Maritime Services accredited Traffic Controllers where required by the approved Traffic Management Plan.  Where the Traffic Management and Traffic Control Plans indicate Traffic Controllers are to be used, all Traffic Controllers must have current Roads and Maritime Services certification.

e)   The event applicant must provide advice to Council prior to the events that the event addresses all requirements of the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 and the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2001.

f)    The event applicant advertises the proposed temporary road closures in local newspapers a minimum of two weeks prior to the events, and provide Variable Message Signs (VMS) in appropriate locations a minimum of one week prior to the events, with the locations of the VMS boards submitted to Council for endorsement prior to their erection.  VMS boards should be located in accordance with the Roads and Maritime Services Technical Direction TDT2002/11c.

g)   The event applicant deliver an information letterbox drop and personal communication to all business proprietors, property owners/tenants, residents and other occupants in the affected streets two weeks prior to the events.  Any concerns or requirements must be resolved by the applicant or referred back to Council for consideration.  Satisfactory arrangements must be made to address such concerns to allow the events to proceed.

h)   Signposting advising the date and time of all closures be provided and erected by the event organiser two weeks prior to the events (the applicant to liaise with the Roads and Maritime Services regarding size of sign and text height).

i)    The event organiser notifies ambulance and fire brigade (Fire and Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Services) and State Emergency Services of the proposed events and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the events.

j)    The event applicant notifies private bus companies of the proposed events and submit a copy of the notification to Council prior to the events.  Bus companies shall be requested to advertise the changed route for affected buses at least one week prior to, and during, the events.

k)   Should the consultation process resolve to temporarily relocate bus stops or bus routes that were not indicated in the original Traffic Management Plan, a further report will be required to be submitted to the next available Local Traffic Committee meeting.

l)    The event applicant shall ensure that noise control measures are in place as required by the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2000.

m)  The event applicant is to request participants to obey road rules and Police directions during the events.

3.   The applicant be advised of Council’s resolution.

4.   As a requirement of the RMS "Guide to Traffic and Transport Management for Special Events”, this approval endorsing the traffic management plans be considered as Council’s Authorisation to regulate traffic on Council roads.

 

GB 2           Cranebrook Road and Church Lane, Cranebrook - Request for Protected Right-Turn Lane

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested to the Committee that a protected right-hand turn lane from Cranebrook Road, Cranebrook, into Church Lane be installed. Councillor Marcus Cornish advised there was a recent injury crash at this intersection.

Brana Ravichelvan - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advised the Committee that TfNSW has been reviewing designs to see how the installation of turning bays on Cranebrook Road will work and they are currently submitting nominations under the ‘Safer Roads’ Program for right-hand turn bays.

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.   Council’s Traffic Officers formally write to Transport for NSW, requesting the provision of a dedicated right-hand turning bay on Cranebrook Road, Cranebrook, into Church Lane.

2.   Councillor Marcus Cornish be advised of the outcome.

 


 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:45am.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 1 March, 2021 be adopted.

  



DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

1        Aerotropolis Precinct Plan Submission                                                                              1

 

2        39 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                  6

 

3        57 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                14

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

4        RFT20/21-23 Chapman Gardens Amenities                                                                   25

 

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

5        Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2020/21                                                                                                                                             33

 

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

6        Reimagine Ageing Festival grant - Projects recommended for funding                          39

 

7        Youth Week 2021 Program                                                                                              44

 

8        Greening the Great West Walk                                                                                        47

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

9        2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly    53

 

10      Proposed Road Closure - Part Webb Street Werrington                                                 60

 

11      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021                                                                                                                                           64

 

12      Lot Consolidation – Soper Place – 5-17 Lawson Street, Penrith                                    72

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Aerotropolis Precinct Plan Submission                                                                              1

 

2        39 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                  6

 

3        57 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.                                                                14

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

1

Aerotropolis Precinct Plan Submission    

 

Compiled by:               Abdul Cheema, City Planning Co-ordinator

Breannan Dent, Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Borgia, City Planning Manager

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Ensure services, facilities and infrastructure meet the changing needs of our City

Service Activity

Ensure our policies, strategies and plans provide for the services and infrastructure our City needs

      

 

Executive Summary

Following the making of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020 (Aerotropolis SEPP) in October 2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is now exhibiting the Draft Precinct Plans prepared by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership (WSPP) for the nominated initial precincts of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Councillors were briefed on this matter by the Director of WSPP, Andrew Jackson on 28 October 2020 and then by Council Officers at the 7 December 2020 Councillor Briefing.

The precinct planning of the initial precincts represents the next step in the ongoing delivery of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The intention of the draft Precinct Plans is to provide an additional level of strategic planning detail beyond that covered by the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan (WSAP). This includes components such as the movement network, open space network and centres location and hierarchy, amongst other matters.  The Draft Precinct Plans were originally exhibited from 10 November 2020 until 18 December 2020, the exhibition period has since been extended to 12 March 2021. Council officers have liaised with the Planning Partnership and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to confirm that Council’s submission will be provided after the conclusion of the public exhibition.

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement of the final submission to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) on the Aerotropolis Precinct Plans and supporting documents.

Background

The WSAP necessitates Councils to work with the NSW and Australian governments to implement this plan and to prepare precinct planning through the Planning Partnership. These plans have now been placed on exhibition through DPIE. 

The draft precinct plans establish the strategic vision and general objectives, proposed land uses, performance criteria for development of land, and the approach to both infrastructure and water cycle management for the following initial precincts:

·    Aerotropolis Core

·    Badgerys Creek

·    Wianamatta-South Creek

·    Northern Gateway

·    Agribusiness

Council has been involved in the Planning Partnership in the planning for the aerotropolis, including making previous Council endorsed submissions to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan, Western Sydney Aerotropolis State Environmental Planning Policy Discussion Paper, and Phase 1 Development Control Plan. All these matters have now been finalised ahead of the precinct planning process.

A range of Council officers have been involved in various parts of the Precinct Planning process, representative of the collaborative work of the Planning Partnership. This includes an officer who had been working within the Planning Partnership, as well as a range of officers involved in Technical Working Groups and providing feedback on draft reports. Representation of Council officers within the Planning Partnership and the Technical Working Groups does not preclude Council making a submission to the statutory process.

Current Situation

Exhibition Documents

The documents on exhibition by the Planning Partnership with the Draft Precinct Plans included:

·    Draft Precinct Planning Report

·    Draft Northern Gateway Urban Design Study

·    Draft Aerotropolis Core and Badgerys Creek Urban Design Study, and

·    Draft Agribusiness Urban Design Study.

 

A range of other supporting environmental studies have also been exhibited to support the Precinct Plans. The Planning Partnership are aware that

 

Precinct Plans are called up at Clause 40 of the Aerotropolis SEPP, which requires Precinct Plans to be in place prior to the determination of significant development. This allows for the overall coordination of development within the Aerotropolis area, by providing a framework under which development can commence.

 

These plans have been prepared in a very intense timeframe. Further details will be provided in Phase 2 of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Development Control Plan. However, it should also be noted that a Master Planning option is also available to large landowners to further define outcomes for their sites.

 

Issues Raised in Submission

The following issues have been identified as a result of the Precinct Plans review.

 

·    Infrastructure costing and relationship to contributions – Ensuring that the infrastructure indicated on the Precinct Plans is identified in relation to specific funding sources, particularly in relation to non-business as usual components. The deliverability of infrastructure also needs to be ensured. In a non-business as usual environment such as the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, there is a clear incentive to “do things differently” and to ensure that development represents best practice in the planning industry. Council encourages innovation where it leads to superior environmental outcome specially in unique situations like this where there is a new city being developed around a new international airport.

·    Cooling the City - Council encourages outcomes which are consistent with the desired outcomes of Council’s Cooling the City Strategy.

·    Development feasibility – Providing that development related provisions are tested against potential applications, to ensure that development remains feasible and deliverable on sites under the Precinct Plans.

·    Wianamatta-South Creek – Providing clarity in relation to the future form and function of land within Wianamatta-South Creek zoned Environment and Recreation under the Aerotropolis SEPP. This should include details of future ownership, acquisition, maintenance responsibilities and funding arrangements.

·    Economic impacts – Supporting the continued focus on employment opportunities provided within the Precinct Plans and ensuring that residential is not permitted in certain locations to preserve employment land.

·    Consistency between technical studies and the Urban Design Reports – Providing clarifications between several the technical study findings, particularly where findings are inconsistent between reports.

·    Future desired character of Luddenham Village – Ensuring that Luddenham Village becomes an integrated part of the Aerotropolis and can take advantage of the opportunities provided in the precinct. Given that this represents a unique opportunity, the sustainability of the village needs to be ensured, as does retention of local character. More work needs to be undertaken by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership (WSPP) in this regard.

·    Strategic consistency – Alignment with strategic principles in the Penrith Local Government Area (e.g. Penrith Economic Triangle), and other neighbouring strategic precincts (e.g. Western Sydney Employment Area, Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek Priority Area). The Aerotropolis SEPP and Phase 2 Development Control Plan must align with the Precinct Plan outcomes to ensure there is a clear path for assessing Development Applications. Further amendments to the Aerotropolis SEPP will be necessary to accomplish this.

·    Location and quantum of open space – Providing detail on future ownership, funding, acquisition and maintenance responsibilities for different types of open space in the Aerotropolis, as well as how this open space will relate to land within Wianamatta-South Creek. The impact on Development Contributions while considering development feasibility is an important consideration that needs to be taken in account.

·    Development Application processes – Requesting further clarity regarding how future Development Applications (DAs) would be assessed against the Precinct Plans, particularly with the Phase 2 Development Control Plan still in drafting and with the Precinct Plans only providing high level guidance. Further clarity is sought on the process of future amendments to the Plans and Development Control Plan. In addition, the plans should be assessed against current and potential future DAs to ensure that all applicable plans and controls can be practically applied and assessed.

·    Location and quantum of various road typologies – Providing detail on future costings, ownership, acquisition and maintenance responsibilities for different types of road typologies in the Aerotropolis. A focus on some of the larger typologies, which include large landscaped verges, cycle paths and other pieces of infrastructure that will need to be funded. 

·    Sydney Science Park – Providing clarity on the future direction of planning in relation to the Sydney Science Park, which currently benefits from a number of development consents as well as a transitional provision under the Aerotropolis SEPP which allows applications to continue to be submitted under the Penrith LEP until the completion of precinct planning. It is recommended that a review of the existing Development Applications and Precinct Plans be undertaken to provide a pathway which enables these existing development consents to be recognised, and enable applications to continue to be lodged on the site, should the landowner wish to act on them. Furthermore, there is a need to reconcile current land use permissibility to make sure that the site is not disadvantaged from its current potential.

·    Land ownership – Relationship to existing land ownership arrangements throughout the initial precincts and ensuring that the precinct plans consider existing land ownership impacts. A Delivery Strategy should support the transition of sites required for open space and infrastructure, and where land acquisition is proposed. This must ensure fairness and clarity for existing landowners on timeframes, criteria and mechanisms.

·    Car parking – Provision of appropriate car parking rates which reflect the nature of greenfield development in this precinct, given that initial precincts will likely be away from public transport for a period.

·    Staging - Details on staging of development, infrastructure and community facilities.

·    Infrastructure corridors – The relationship of the Northern Gateway site to the infrastructure corridors, including the M12 Motorway and the future Outer Sydney Orbital need to be considered to determine the best future outcome for this site.

·    Farm dams – Further assessment should be completed to clarify information determining whether farm dams should be retained or removed. The Impact of dams on the operation of the airport needs to be considered carefully such as attraction of wildlife and birds that increase the chances of adverse impacts such as bird strike.

This assessment should also:

Assess further economic considerations, including the relationship to development footprints and cost of retaining and potentially rebuilding dams to make them safe. This includes feasibility of retention and relationship to existing funding options. This will enable achievable outcomes for dam retention.

Identify how dams can be made safe, including maintenance access.

Provide further information on the implications of different retention classifications.

Address the management strategy Sydney Water is currently preparing on the impacts of development in the area, including the importation of fill into the floodplain. This strategy should be addressed before the Plans come into effect.

·    Sensitive interfaces – Ensuring appropriate and amenable interfaces are provided to areas including Twin Creeks and rural communities to the west.

·    Phase 2 Development Control Plan- Council should have oversight of the future stages of this plan when it is in effect in Penrith, so that any local amendments required can be made in a timely manner.

 

It should be noted that the Master Plan process remains optional. This generally means that Development Applications could be determined following finalisation of the Draft Precinct Plans. Master Plans are detailed under Division 2 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020. They must apply to an area of at least 100 hectares or more of contiguous land and be in the initial precincts. Master Plans can be prepared by anyone for lands that meets the requirements outlined under Clause 43 of the SEPP and need to be approved by the Minister. 

 

Noting the above, the detail in the Urban Design studies combined with the Precinct Plans at this stage is insufficient to enable a full assessment of Development Applications to be undertaken. Further detail needed would generally be included in the Phase 2 Development Control Plan, and therefore it is requested that Development Applications not be determined in the initial precincts until the Phase 2 Development Control Plan has been exhibited and finalised.

Financial Implications

The local infrastructure required by the precinct plans need to be funded and delivered. Council has proposed a draft s7.12 contribution plan for this purpose. If the fixed levy rate sought is not approved by the Minister, there may be a funding shortfall.

Risk Implications

There are no financial implications for Council associated with this report.

Conclusion

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) have exhibited a series of Draft Precinct Planning documents prepared by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Council have prepared the attached submission in relation to these documents. Council officers are seeking Councillors formal endorsement of the submission, which will be provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, if endorsed.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Aerotropolis Precinct Plan Submission  be received

2.     Council endorse the submission on the Aerotropolis Precinct Plan and associated documents provided as Attachment 1 to this report to be provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Council Submission on Aerotropolis Precinct Plans

26 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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2

39 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer   

 

Compiled by:               Joel Carson, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Borgia, City Planning Manager

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate development in the City that considers the current and future needs  of our community

Service Activity

Plan for and facilitate development in the City

     

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Proponent: Trifalga on behalf of 3945 Penrith Pty Ltd and 4749 Penrith Pty Ltd

Land owner: 3945 Penrith Pty Ltd and 4749 Penrith Pty Ltd

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to present a proposed Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) offer in support of a Planning Proposal for 39 Henry Street, Penrith, and to obtain Council’s decision.

Background

 

At its Policy Review Committee meeting of 7 December 2020, Council resolved to endorse a Planning Proposal which seeks amendments to Penrith Local Environment Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) in relation to the land known as 39 Henry Street, Penrith.

 

The endorsed Planning Proposal seeks to increase the maximum permissible Floor Space Ratio (FSR) for development from 5:1 to 6:1 across the two subject lots to encourage its redevelopment with a new mixed-use development under LEP 2010 Clause 8.7 Community Infrastructure on certain key sites.

 

Council’s 7 December 2020 resolution requires that a further report be made to Council to present a VPA offer supporting the Planning Proposal, following completion of the Council officer assessment. Council’s resolution also requires that an amendment be prepared to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP 2014) to nominate design principles and an envisaged development layout for the subject site (2 lots within Key Site 7) consistent with the endorsed Planning Proposal.

VPA offer

The proponent has submitted a VPA offer in respect to delivery of traffic improvements to support the Planning Proposal. The proposed improvements are informed by the proponent’s updated traffic analysis and are intended to address the impacts as a result of the development of the site. The undertaking of this updated traffic analysis has been overseen by officers of Council and Transport for NSW, with inputs also utilised from available data in Council’s City Centre traffic model.

A copy of the VPA offer is provided at Appendix 1.

The VPA offer seeks for the proponent to deliver the following traffic improvements to support a future development application that would utilise the LEP amendments sought by the Planning Proposal:

§ Delivery of a 40m southbound channelised left turn treatment on Evan St into Henry St, to ensure the movement of traffic along Evan St is not obstructed and the intersection operates satisfactorily;

§ Delivery of a 55m road widening on Henry St across the frontage of the subject site to facilitate a future right turn lane on Henry St into Evan Street;

§ Delivery of new concrete footpath along Henry St and Evan St along the frontage of the site to the full the extent of the proposed road modification works. Handrail to be provided for concrete footpath along Evan Street;

§ Relocation/modification to existing utilities as required;

§ Relocation/modification of storm water infrastructure as required;

§ Relocation/modification of traffic signals as required; and

§ Land dedication to Council of any land required to facilitate the proposed works over the subject property.

The proposed road improvements would see the proponent deliver as works in kind a portion of the envisaged Evan Street / Henry Street intersection upgrade, at its north-east corner. Intersection improvements on the remaining 3 corners would be secured with the progression of future development proposals at those locations. Council would look to those proponents to secure a similar traffic contribution that would fit with the larger strategic design envisaged for the intersection.

 

The VPA offer has been considered by Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Working Group, where in-principle support has been provided. Council officers consider the VPA offer acceptable.

 

Should Council resolve to endorse the VPA offer, the next steps will be for a full Planning Agreement to be prepared that reflects the terms agreed in the VPA offer. Any substantial changes to the terms of the VPA will be reported to Council for consideration. Council officers would then place the draft Planning Agreement on public notification, and then have it executed by the General Manager and the proponent.

 

Upon execution of the Planning Agreement, the Planning Proposal would be forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) to request the making of the LEP amendment.

 

DCP amendment

 

On 7 December 2020 Council resolved that an amendment be prepared to DCP 2014 to nominate brief design principles and an envisaged development layout for the subject site (2 lots within Key Site 7) consistent with the endorsed Planning Proposal.

 

After further consideration of this matter, Council officers have formed the view that a DCP amendment relating to this specific site is not warranted, as the current planning controls provided in the Chapter E11, Part A (Penrith City Centre) of DCP 2014 provide sufficient guidance to the future development of the site. Council officers have therefore not prepared a proposed draft DCP amendment to support the Planning Proposal.

 

Next steps

 

Should Council endorse the recommendation, the following steps will occur:

1.   A Planning Agreement will be prepared in accordance with the terms agreed in the VPA offer, then publicly notified, and executed by Council and the proponent.

2.   The associated Planning Proposal would be forwarded to DPIE upon execution of the Planning Agreement, to request making of the LEP amendment.

 

 

 

Financial implications

 

The proposed VPA offer encompasses the delivery of road improvements by the proponent as works in kind to support a future development application.

 

Council officers consider the VPA offer acceptable and the VPA offer has been considered by Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Working Group, where in-principle support has been provided.

 

Risk implications

 

There is a risk that Council and the proponent will not agree on the draft Planning Agreement which supports the Planning Proposal, and not execute the document. To address this risk, this report recommends that the Planning Proposal is not forwarded to DPIE to request making of the LEP amendment until the Planning Agreement is first executed by the parties.

 

Conclusion

 

The proponent of the Planning Proposal relating to the 39 Henry Street, Penrith site has submitted a VPA offer in support of the Planning Proposal. The Offer relates to the delivery of traffic improvements to be undertaken by the proponent at the Evan Street / Henry Street intersection.

 

Council officers consider the VPA offer acceptable.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 39 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer be received.

2.     Council endorse the VPA offer presented in this report.

3.     A Planning Agreement be prepared in accordance with the terms agreed in the VPA offer, then publicly notified, and then executed by Council’s General Manager and the proponent.

4.     Upon execution of the Planning Agreement, the associated Planning Proposal be forwarded to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to request the making of the Local Environmental Plan amendment.

5.     An amendment to Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 to support the Planning Proposal is not required.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

VPA offer 39 Henry Street, Penrith

4 Pages

Appendix

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                              22 March 2021

Appendix 1 - VPA offer 39 Henry Street, Penrith

 

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57 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer   

 

Compiled by:               Joel Carson, Senior Planner

Authorised by:            Natasha Borgia, City Planning Manager

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We plan for our future growth

Strategy

Facilitate development in the City that considers the current and future needs  of our community

Service Activity

Plan for and facilitate development in the City

     

Procedural note: Section 375A of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a division be called in relation to this matter.

 

Proponent:                  Trio Property Group on behalf of By The Park Pty Ltd

Land owner:                By The Park Pty Ltd

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to present the outcomes of a public exhibition and agency consultation undertaken for a Planning Proposal which seeks to amend the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) in relation to the land known as 57 Henry Street, Penrith.

 

The Planning Proposal seeks the following changes to LEP 2010:

§ Nominate the land as a Key Site (12).

§ Amend Clause 8.7 (Community infrastructure on certain key sites), sub-clause (4), to allow a 6.5:1 Floor Space Ratio (FSR) to be developed on the site if community infrastructure is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Clause and Council policy.

§ Allow for additional permitted uses (residential flat buildings, and shop top housing) to occur on the land, if the development includes a minimum floor space ratio of 0.75:1 for non-residential uses. This provision (for the additional uses) would have a 3 year sunset clause from date of gazettal – i.e. a DA must be lodged within that 3 year period.

 

The purpose of the Planning Proposal is to facilitate the development of the subject site for a mixed-use development in two towers; one at 25 storeys, the other at 41 storeys, comprising approximately 451 residential units, commercial office space and retail space.

 

The Planning Proposal was placed on public exhibition from 31 May to 30 June 2019. During the exhibition Council received 42 public submissions. The key issues raised in submissions received are addressed in this report. These relate to matters regarding height, bulk and scale, infrastructure, traffic and parking, reduction in commercial capacity, heritage impact, amenity and flood evacuation.

 

After a period of negotiation with the proponents, a letter of offer has now been received from the proponent to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) to deliver certain traffic infrastructure works. The report presents the proposed VPA offer in support of the Planning Proposal.

 

The report seeks Council’s resolution to endorse the Planning Proposal and the VPA offer, subject to conditions.

 

 

Background

 

At its Policy Review Committee meeting of 14 May 2018, Council resolved that a Planning Proposal for 57 Henry Street, Penrith, be amended and then submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) to request a Gateway determination. A Gateway determination was issued on 26 October 2018, enabling public exhibition and agency consultation for the Planning Proposal to occur, subject to certain Gateway conditions being first addressed.

 

The subject site is known as 57 Henry Street, Penrith consists of 7 lots. Under LEP 2010 the subject land is zoned B3 Commercial Core, and is assigned with a maximum 4:1 FSR, and 12m & 32m maximum building heights. One of the 7 subject lots contains Local Heritage Item 177, being the Penrith Infants Department (1884 building), which fronts Henry Street.

 

The subject site is currently not identified as a Key Site under Clause 8.7 Community infrastructure on certain key sites of LEP 2010, which is a provision of LEP 2010 that allows for higher FSR controls in return for provision of a community infrastructure contribution. No height control applies to the land if this LEP provision is employed.

 

A map of the subject land is provided at Attachment 1.

 

The Planning Proposal seeks the following changes to LEP 2010:

§ Nominate the land as a Key Site (12).

§ Amend Clause 8.7 (Community infrastructure on certain key sites), sub-clause (4), to allow a 6.5:1 Floor Space Ratio (FSR) to be developed on the site if community infrastructure is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Clause and Council policy.

§ Allow for additional permitted uses (residential flat buildings, and shop top housing) to occur on the land, if the development includes a minimum floor space ratio of 0.75:1 for non-residential uses. This provision (for the additional uses) would have a 3 year sunset clause from date of gazettal – i.e. a DA must be lodged within that 3 year period.

 

The purpose of the Planning Proposal is to facilitate the development of the subject site for a mixed-use development in two towers; one at 25 storeys, the other at 41 storeys, comprising approximately 451 residential units, commercial office space and retail space.

 

A copy of the exhibited Planning Proposal has been provided to Councillors as a separate enclosure and is publicly available on Council’s website.

 

A report on this Planning Proposal was not required to be presented to the Local Planning Panel, as the Planning Proposal was endorsed by Council ahead of the new requirements to seek advice from the Panel from 1 June 2018.

 

Prior to public exhibition, the proponent prepared additional information in response to the requirements of the Gateway determination. This involved the preparation of an overshadowing analysis for the local heritage item and proposed open space on the subject site, preparation of additional traffic analysis, and the updating of the Planning Proposal.

 

 

Public exhibition and agency consultation

 

The Planning Proposal was placed on public exhibition from 31 May to 30 June 2019. During the exhibition Council received 42 public submissions. The main issues raised in these submissions were:

 

§ Traffic generation and car parking provision: Traffic generation, road congestion, suitability of the site location, parking demand, availability of public transport. Concern was raised that the existing traffic conditions in the locality are problematic in respect to the occurrence of traffic congestion and a shortage of parking, and that the envisaged development would generate significant amounts of traffic that would exacerbate these issues.

§ Bulk and scale of the development, consistency with surrounding character, visual impacts, overshadowing: Suitability of the envisaged building height, bulk and scale in the context of the locality, impact on views, quality of design, impact on character and heritage in the locality. Concern was raised that the envisaged building height is excessive and not appropriate, as it is out of character with the locality, may cause overshadowing, and impact on view lines and scenic values.

§ Reduction in commercial capacity of the City Centre: The proposal results in a reduction of commercial capacity, which would be inconsistent with the delivery of commercial outcomes in Penrith (particularly in the CBD). This would be inconsistent with Council’s high level objectives.

§ Infrastructure capacity, and public transport capacity: Existing infrastructure in the surrounding area will not be sufficient to accommodate the proposed development. This would include water, sewer, electricity, telecommunications, etc.

§ Heritage impacts: The proposal will result in adverse heritage impacts to the public school building. The heritage context of the item will be lost, with the proposed towers detracting from this character by ‘dwarfing’ it.

§ The appropriates of the community benefit: The ambiguity around the proposed ‘community use’ makes it difficult to determine whether the proposed development is appropriate or not.

§ Flooding and emergency evacuation: The proposal will contribute to the number of people in the flooding zone, diminishing capacity for emergency evacuations in the case of flood events.

§ Amenity impacts, including acoustic, reflectivity, vibrations, privacy etc.

 

A table containing details of the issues raised in submissions is provided at Attachment 2.

 

In response to concerns raised in submissions, Council officers have negotiated a reduced proposed FSR, and negotiated a contribution from the proponent to undertake road improvements in the vicinity of the site.

 

It is noted that currently LEP 2010 Clause 8.7 Community Infrastructure removes the applicable building height control from a development site if the development proposal utilises the provisions of that clause. The building height envisaged by the proponent therefore cannot be restricted, however Council can utilise the FSR control to restrict the size and intensification of development of the site. Therefore, the negotiated reduction in the proposed FSR responds to the issues raised in respect to bulk and scale, building height etc.

 

The negotiation of a contribution from the proponent to undertake road improvements in the vicinity of the site is a result of seeking some rectification in traffic impacts as raised in submissions.

 

In respect to concerns raised over amenity and envisaged development design, these issues can be addressed as part of a future Development Application process. The make-up of the community benefit would also be addressed as part of a future Development Application process. The community benefit offer would be secured by way of a Planning Agreement.

 

In respect to the agency submissions received, these raised no objections to the Planning Proposal, including submissions received from Endeavour Energy, Sydney Water, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and Sydney Trains. This indicates that that site is appropriately services by supporting infrastructure and services.

 

The Transport for NSW (TfNSW) submission endorses the proponent’s supporting traffic modelling and analysis.

 

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has not made a submission on the Planning Proposal and as such it is considered that no issues are raised in respect to flooding an evacuation matters relating to the proposal. The subject site is located outside the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). The SES has previously raised no objection to the nearby Planning Proposal at 39 Henry Street, Penrith, which is also on land outside the PMF. It is concluded that no outstanding matters relate to flooding an evacuation.

 

In respect to the reduction in commercial capacity of the City Centre, this Planning Proposal seeks to enable additional permitted uses of residential flat buildings and shop top housing on the site, but only for a set period of time following the making of the LEP amendment. The purpose of this ‘sunset clause’ is to enable the proposed development to proceed in response to current market demand, should it be pursued by the proponent within that set time period. Should the time period end and no development has been pursued, the additional land uses would cease to be permitted, and the site would return to its initial land use capabilities that existed before the LEP amendment. This would then allow Council to consider strategic planning around commercial capacity of the City Centre, its opportunities and constraints, and what policy direction to pursue moving forward.

 

Throughout 2019 and 2020 several processes were undertaken to address the matters raised in submissions, involving the proponent’s preparation of additional traffic and flooding analysis, the receipt of outstanding agency submissions, the determination of an appropriate FSR control to apply to the site, and the negotiation of terms for a VPA for the proponent to provide a traffic contribution.

 

Floor Space Ratio

In response to the submissions received, Council officers have negotiated a reduction to the FSR sought by the Planning Proposal. The 7 subject lots were proposed to contain a maximum 6.5:1 FSR control. However, the proponent has now agreed to apply the 6.5:1 FSR across 6 of the lot, and apply a 0.5:1 FSR to the lot containing the heritage item. This approach would provide for the protection of the heritage item/curtilage, respond to community concerns, and enable a comparable total Gross Floor Area GFA) outcome across the site in comparison to allowing a 5.5:1 FSR across all 7 lots, which is the precedent set on the adjacent Key Site 8.

 

Please note that the base FSR of 4:1 remains the same and the additional FSR is only triggered if the application utilises Clause 8.7 of LEP 2010 in relation to delivery of Community Infrastructure.

Sunset clause

As a result of the negotiation between Council officers and the proponent, Council officers have agreed to a request by the proponent to change the sunset clause applying to the proposal. The Planning Proposal sought that a 3 year sunset clause be applied to the allowance for additional permitted uses (residential flat buildings, and shop top housing) on the land, and the requirement for the development to include a minimum floor space ratio of 0.75:1 for non-residential uses.

Council officers support the proponent’s request to extend this sunset clause to be 5 years, to allow the market to stabilise post-COVID.

VPA offer

The proponent has submitted a VPA offer in respect to delivery of traffic improvements to support the Planning Proposal. The proposed improvements are informed by the proponent’s updated traffic analysis and are intended to address the impacts as a result of the development of the site. The undertaking of this updated traffic analysis has been overseen by officers of Council and Transport for NSW, with inputs also utilised from available data in Council’s City Centre traffic model.

A copy of the VPA offer is provided at Attachment 3.

The VPA offer seeks for the proponent to deliver the following traffic improvements to support a future development application that would utilise the LEP amendments sought by the Planning Proposal:

§ Provision of a left turn slip lane on Henry Street eastbound into Evan Street

§ Inclusion of land dedication

§ Inclusion of all approvals and civil works as per TfNSW and Council requirements.

§ Shifting the 2 eastbound lanes at the frontage to the site northwards to enable the proposed works to align with the potential future road improvements on the eastern side of the intersection, associated with the 39 Henry Street site.

The proposed road improvements would see the proponent deliver as works in kind a portion of the envisaged Evan Street / Henry Street intersection upgrade, at its north-west corner. Intersection improvements on the remaining 3 corners would be secured with the progression of future development proposals at those locations. Council would look to those proponents to secure a similar traffic contribution that would fit with the larger strategic design envisaged for the intersection.

 

An initial VPA offer was considered by Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Working Group in February 2021 and was not supported, as the offer did not include a proposal to shift the 2 eastbound lanes at the frontage to the site northwards. However, following further negotiation, the proponent submitted an amended VPA offer that incorporates Council’s requirements, provided at Attachment 3.

 

The VPA offer is considered to be acceptable in principle, however there are several outstanding matters that are currently in the process of being addressed by Council officers and the applicant. These matters are anticipated to be resolved during preparation of the draft Planning Agreement prior to public notification. Council officers do not agree with some components of the VPA offer, including:

-     the proponent seeking an offset from future Section 7.11 or Section 7.12 contributions

-     the proposed dedication of land at the rear of the site adjacent to North Street

-     the VPA offer being subject to a rezoning of the site which is not being sought by the Planning Proposal

-     The identification of specifics around the area of land to be dedicated

-     The inclusion of costings for the works

 

Upon Council’s resolution to endorse the VPA offer, the next step will be for the remaining outstanding matters relating to the VPA offer to be addressed and resolved by Council officers and the proponent. Then a full Planning Agreement would be prepared that reflects the terms agreed in the VPA offer. Any substantial change to the agreed VPA terms would be reported to Council for consideration. Council officers will then publicly notify the draft Planning Agreement, and then have it executed by the General Manager and the proponent.

 

Upon execution of the Planning Agreement, the Planning Proposal would be forwarded to DPIE to request the making of the LEP amendment.

 

DCP amendment

 

Council officers have formed the view that a DCP amendment relating to this specific site is not warranted, as the current planning controls provided in the Chapter E11, Part A (Penrith City Centre) of DCP 2014 provide sufficient guidance to the future development of the site. Council officers have therefore not prepared a proposed draft DCP amendment to support the Planning Proposal.

 

Next steps

 

Should Council endorse the recommendation, the following steps will occur:

1.   The remaining outstanding matters relating to the VPA offer will be addressed and resolved by Council officers and the proponent.

2.   A Planning Agreement will be prepared in accordance with the terms agreed in the VPA offer, then publicly notified, and then executed by Council and the proponent.

3.   The Planning Proposal will be amended in accordance with the changes outlined in this report, and then be forwarded to DPIE upon execution of the Planning Agreement, to request making of the LEP amendment.

 

Financial implications

 

The proposed VPA offer encompasses the delivery of road improvements by the proponent as works in kind to support a future development application.

 

Council officers consider the VPA offer acceptable and the VPA offer has been considered by Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Working Group. In-principle support has been provided for the VPA offer by Council officers, subject to resolution of remaining outstanding matters.

 

Risk implications

 

There is a risk that Council and the proponent will not agree on the draft Planning Agreement which supports the Planning Proposal, and not execute the document. To address this risk, this report recommends that the Planning Proposal is not forwarded to DPIE to request making of the LEP amendment until the Planning Agreement is first executed by the parties.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Council has publicly exhibited a Planning Proposal which seeks to amend LEP 2010 in relation to the land known as 57 Henry Street, Penrith. The Planning Proposal seeks to nominate the land as a Key Site, apply a maximum FSR control under the provisions of Clause 8.7 of LEP 2010 (Community infrastructure on certain key sites), and enable additional permitted uses, to facilitate to the development of the subject site for a mixed-use development

 

During the public exhibition and agency consultation Council received several public and agency submissions. The issues raised in submissions have been addressed through a negotiated reduction to the proposed FSR control, and the receipt of a VPA offer from the proponent to provide a traffic contribution to support the Planning Proposal.

 

It is recommended that Council endorses the Planning Proposal and the VPA offer, subject to conditions as outlined in the recommendation.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 57 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer be received.

2.     Council endorse the Planning Proposal presented in this report and which has been provided to Councillors under separate cover.

3.     Council endorse the Voluntary Planning Agreement offer provided at Attachment 3, subject to resolution of the remaining outstanding matters relating to the VPA offer as presented in this report.

4.     A Planning Agreement be prepared in accordance with the terms agreed in the VPA offer, then publicly notified, and then executed by the General Manager and the proponent.

5.     The General Manager be granted delegation to update and finalise the Planning Proposal prior to Council’s submission of the Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for making of the amendment to the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010. The update to the Planning Proposal is to reflect the changes recommended in this report, address any minor or typographical errors, and contemporise the document.

6.     The Planning Proposal be submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment after the Planning Agreement that supports the Planning Proposal has been executed.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Subject land

1 Page

Attachments Included

2.

Issues raised in submissions

4 Pages

Attachments Included

3.

VPA offer

7 Pages

Attachments Included

   


 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

 

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Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

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RFT20/21-23 Chapman Gardens Amenities   

 

Compiled by:               Mitchell Sammut, Project Supervisor

Authorised by:            Michael Jackson, Design and Projects Manager

Brian Steffen, Director - City Services  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Make our public places safe and attractive

Service Activity

Implement the Building Asset Renewal Program

      

 

Executive Summary

A tender for the demolition and construction of a new Chapman Gardens Amenities Building was advertised on 1 February 2021 on Apet360 and e-tendering websites and closed on Monday 22 February 2021 at 11.00am.

The project will see the construction of a new Sporting Amenities Building at Chapman Gardens, Kingswood. The works includes construction and installation of; canteen, canteen storeroom, storerooms, BBQ preparation space, first aid room, referee room, changerooms and male, female and accessible toilets to current contemporary standards.

This report advises Council of the outcome of the tender process and recommends that the tender from Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd, for the amount of $1,021,375 (excluding GST) be accepted for demolition and construction of a new Chapman Gardens Amenities Building, Kingswood.

Background

The current sporting amenities building at Chapman Gardens, Kingswood is beyond its useful lifecycle and is required to be replaced. Architectural drawings and specifications were produced for a new building based on meeting the current and future sporting users’ site requirements, standards and codes. The funding for the project is through Council’s Building Asset Renewal Program, Section 7.11 Local Open Space Plans and the Federal Government’s Community Development Grant Program.

The tender called for the services of building contractors with experience in sporting amenities or other community facilities projects to demolish and construct a new amenities building. The new amenities includes the construction and installation of; canteen, canteen storeroom, storerooms, BBQ preparation space, first aid room, referee room, changerooms and male, female and accessible toilet(s).

Tender Evaluation Panel

The Tender Evaluation Panel consisted of Graduate Architect Sejal Patel, Project Supervisor Mitchell Sammut and was chaired by Design and Projects Manager Michael Jackson. Allyce Langton from Council’s Procurement team performed the role of tender administration and probity officer for this tender.

Tender Evaluation Criteria

Tenderers for the project were required to submit their tender using the Apet360 tendering software, which clearly defined the response required against each of the evaluation criteria.

The tenders we received were assessed using the advertised evaluation criteria of:

•        Company Profile

•        Conformance, Acceptance and Declaration

•        Business References

•        Completion of Forms Tender Price submitted

•        Compliance Statement

•        Demonstrated Ability

•        Works Method and Program

•        Local Business Preference

•        Financials

•        Employment Policies

•        Quality Assurance Systems

•        Environmental Management Systems

•        Work Health and Safety

 

Summary of Tenders Received

A total of eleven (11) tenders were received by the closing date of the advertised tender and are listed below in price order (ex GST).

Company

Tendered Price

Company Address

Owners/Directors

SDL Project Solutions Pty

Ltd

$1,003,406.51

23/14 Loyalty Road,

North Rocks NSW 2151

Seng Laphai

Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd

$1,021,375.00

Unit 18 37/47 Borec Road, Penrith NSW 2750

Shane Comans

Rogers Construction Group Pty Ltd

$1,130,009.67

3/74 Edward Street,

Riverstone NSW 2765

Mitchell Rogers

Rork Projects Pty Ltd

$1,158,445.41

Level 6, 135 King Street,

Sydney NSW 2000

Brian O'Rourke

Odyssey Interiors (NSW) Pty Ltd t/a Odyssey Construction & Fitout

$1,213,209.50

Suite 1E, 1345 The Horsley Drive,

Wetherill Park NSW 2164

Angelo Militano & Carmelo Stillisano

Brenic Constructions Pty Limited

$1,224,450.02

5 Opus Place,

Cranebrook NSW 2749

Brendan Abric

The Trustee for the Adaptive Trust t/a Dezign

$1,259,900.00

19 John Street,

Lawson NSW 3074

Tim Pridham

Phillip Mcnamara t/a Cranebrook Constructions

$1,364,799.00

97 Taylor Road,

Cranebrook NSW 2749

Phil McNamara

Versatile Fitout Pty. Ltd. t/a Versatile (Fit Out)

$1,507,811.60

Lv 2, 210 Clarence St,

Sydney NSW 2000

Marco Fahd

Austfield Pty Ltd

$1,629,478.11

316/33 Lexington Dr,

Bella Vista NSW 2153

Anwar Menashi

Alpall Pty. Limited

$1,815,440.00

Box 710,

Springwood NSW 2780

David Crum

Short Listed Tenderers

Seven tenders were initially shortlisted based on available budget and then assessed against the evaluation criteria, these are listed below.

 

·      SDL Project Solutions Pty Ltd

·    Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd

·    Rogers Construction Group Pty Ltd

·    Rork Projects Pty LTD

·    Odyssey Interiors (NSW) Pty Ltd t/a Odyssey Construction & Fitout

·    Brenic Constructions Pty Ltd

·    The Trustee for the Adaptive Trust t/a Dezign

The remaining tenders were beyond the available budget so were not consider further.

Evaluation of the Preferred Tender

All seven tenders were assessed against the evaluation criteria.

On assessment SDL Project Solutions Pty Ltd (lowest submitted price) did not provide a construction methodology, which details how the tenderers propose to perform the works with all the critical construction activities identified and addressed. As a result, scored poorly with regard to Works Method and Program.

Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd submitted the second-best price at $1,021,375 excl. GST only $17,968.49 off the lowest submitted price of the tender. The panel determined that Coverit Building Group provided the best value for Council on the responses provided, clearly demonstrating their suitability to undertake the project.

Coverit Building Group have completed several sporting amenities and community facilities building construction projects for Council. Coverit Building Group also hold the current tender with Council for Building Maintenance and Construction Works carrying out repairs and refurbishments on community and sporting facilities.

The recommended company, Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd was selected based on their:

1)   Compliance with the tender evaluation criteria,

2)   Demonstrated ability to meet Council’s requirements; and

3)   Competitive price for the services offered.

Financial Implications

Included in the assessment of tenders was the commissioning of independent reference checks, financial analysis, and performance analysis on Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd. These checks were completed by Equifax Australasia Credit Ratings Pty Ltd.  Financial Services have reviewed the financial information provided by the tenderer and have not identified any reason why the contract should not be awarded.

Included in the 2020/21 Building Asset Renewal Program is an allocation for the Chapman Gardens capital works in addition to a provision from the Section 7.11 Local Open Space Plan.

Council was also successful in partnering with the Department of Health under the Community Development Grants Program. The funding provided under this agreement will allow for the full precinct upgrade.

The maintenance and operational requirements of the upgraded facilities will be reflected in Council’s future asset maintenance budgets and asset renewal programs as per Council’s Budget Guidelines.

Tender Advisory Group Comments

The objective of the Tender Advisory Group (TAG) is to support the Council to achieve fair and equitable tender processes. The TAG, consisting of Brian Steffen - Director City Services, Glenn McCarthy - Governance Manager and Neil Farquharson – Financial Services Manager were briefed by the Design and Projects team about the background and the process followed.

The TAG considered the recommendations in relation to the tender for the Construction of RFT20/21-23 Chapman Gardens Amenities noting that, while the recommended tender was not the lowest price, the company has demonstrated their ability to meet Council’s requirements and their proposal was considered to be the most advantageous to Council. The TAG reviewed the evaluation process outlined within the report and is satisfied that the selection criteria have been correctly applied in making the recommendations.

Risk Implications

The tender process outlined in this report includes controls regarding probity and ensuring value for Council, overseen by the Tender Advisory Group. The works will be undertaken in accordance with Work Health& Safety systems.  This project will replace the existing amenities with public safety a key part of the construction methodology and project plan.

Conclusion

Seven tenders were initially shortlisted based on available budget and then assessed against the evaluation criteria. Coverit Building Group provided the best price that also meet the tender evaluation criteria to undertake the project. It is recommended that the proposal and lump sum price from Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd, for the amount of $1,021,375.00 (excluding GST) be accepted for Construction of RFT20/21-23 Chapman Gardens Amenities, Kingswood.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT20/21-23 Chapman Gardens Amenities be received

2.     The tender from Coverit Building Group Pty Ltd, for the amount of $1,021,375.00 (excluding GST) be accepted for Chapman Gardens Amenities, Kingswood.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

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5        Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2020/21                                                                                                                                            33

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

5

Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2020/21   

 

Compiled by:               Mylvaganam Senthilvasan, Floodplain Engineering Coordinator

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager

Wayne Mitchell, Director - Development and Regulatory Services  

 

Outcome

We care for our environment

Strategy

Minimise risks to our community from natural disasters and a changing climate

Service Activity

Manage the risk to and impact on life and property from the existing and potential future use of the floodplain

      

 

Executive Summary

This report recommends the acceptance of grant funding being offered by the NSW Government under its Floodplain Management Program 2020/21 for the undertaking of a floodplain risk management study and plan, and to prepare detailed designs of flood mitigation of works.

Background

The NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy states that the management of flood prone land is primarily the responsibility of Councils. To facilitate this, the State Government has published the Floodplain Development Manual, April 2005 to provide guidance to Councils in the implementation of the Policy. The State Government also provides financial assistance and technical support to local Councils for managing their floodplains.

 

Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans for various catchment areas within the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) will be required to effectively manage Council’s floodplains. To effectively manage the multitude of studies across the LGA, catchment areas have been prioritised to undertake studies and to develop floodplain risk management plans.

 

Over the last six years Council has completed nine (9) flood studies covering most urban areas located in the LGA including flood studies for South Creek and Nepean River. In addition to this, in 2020 three (3) floodplain risk management plans were completed and adopted.  The flood mitigation measures recommended in these management pans are now listed for consideration for applying to future grant funds and to allocating Council’s funds for the implementation.

 

In March 2020, the NSW Government invited grant funding applications to be considered under the 2020/21 NSW Floodplain Management Program. Council submitted three (3) applications for the following projects:

 

a)   Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creek Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan;

b)   Doonmore Street, Penrith retarding Basin – Detailed investigation and detailed design; and

c)   St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade – Investigation and Detailed Design.

 

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), manages the grant funding, and has recently advised Council that the above three projects have been approved for funding under the NSW 2020/21 Floodplain Management Program.

 

Grant Funding Offered

The condition of the funding offers (Attachments 1, 2 and 3) is that the offers must be accepted and the funding agreements signed and returned before 2 April 2021 and that the projects must be completed prior to 15 June 2023; except the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan that must be completed prior to 1 March 2024.

 

The funding offers for flood related projects are generally based on a $2(State): $1(Council) funding ratio as detailed in the Table 1 below.

 

Table 1: Grant Funding Offers

No.

Project Description

Estimated Project Cost

$

Grant Funding Offer

$

Council’s Contribution Required ($)

a.

Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

297,996

198,664

99,332

b.

Doonmore Street, Penrith Retarding Basin – Detailed investigation and detailed design

240,000

160,000

80,000

c.

St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade – Investigation and detailed design

291,000

194,000

97,000

TOTAL

828,996

552,664

276,332

 

Financial Implications

Acceptance of the grant funding outlined in this report requires council to provide matching funds at a ratio of 2:1. Matching funds for the Peachtree and Doonmore Street projects are available within the budget allocations for Flood Studies which is funded from the Stormwater Management Service Charge; while matching funds for the St Marys project is available from within the drainage construction program.

 

Conclusion

The NSW Government has offered grant funding to undertake a Floodplain Management Study and to prepare detailed designs of flood mitigation of works. These projects continue to deliver upon Council’s Floodplain Management Program and work towards ensuring we provide sound floodplain management across our various catchments.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2020/21 be received.

2.     Council accept the grant funding offers from the NSW Government for the following studies:

a.   Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creek Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan - $198,664;

b.   Doonmore Street, Penrith retarding Basin – Detailed investigation and Detailed Design - $160,000; and

c.   St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade – Investigation and Detailed Design – $194,000.

3.     Council write to Local Members and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, expressing appreciation of their continued support and funding towards Council’s Floodplain Management programs.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Grant Funding Offer for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

13 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Grant Funding Offer - Doonmore Street, Penrith Retarding Basin - Detailed Investigation and Detailed Design

13 Pages

Attachments Included

3.

Grant Funding Offer - St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade - Investigation and Detailed Design

13 Pages

Attachments Included

   


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

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6        Reimagine Ageing Festival grant - Projects recommended for funding                          39

 

7        Youth Week 2021 Program                                                                                              44

 

8        Greening the Great West Walk                                                                                        47

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

6

Reimagine Ageing Festival grant - Projects recommended for funding   

 

Compiled by:               Lila Kennelly, Community Resilience Coordinator

Claire Galvin, Community Capacity Officer

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

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Help build resilient, inclusive communities

Service Activity

Support community service organisations working in our City

     

 

Executive Summary

This report informs Council of the applications received for Council’s 2021 Reimagine Ageing Festival small grants program and recommends projects to receive funding. The purpose of the Reimagine Ageing Festival is to promote healthy, active living for older residents across the City.

Council’s 2021 Reimagine Ageing Festival will run from 19 - 30 April, with events hosted by grant recipients, as well as Council’s Library Services and Ripples.

Council received 8 applications for funds from organisations and community groups across the Penrith LGA. One application received was deemed ineligible for a program proposed outside of the LGA.

This report recommends 7 eligible projects to be funded by the Reimagine Ageing Festival grants program for a total of $6,375. 

Background

Council’s Reimagine Ageing Festival aligns with the objectives of the NSW Seniors Festival as outlined by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ). The Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community. Every year during NSW Seniors Festival, government, community and commercial organisations hold events across the state to give people aged over 60 the chance to get together, meet new people, learn new skills, and much more. In Penrith, the Seniors Festival is delivered as the Reimagine Ageing Festival.

This year, to support a wider range of smaller scale events and reduce the associated health risks or concerns that may be associated with larger events, organisations were invited to apply to Council for funding via a small grants program to deliver activities that contribute to the objectives of the Reimagine Ageing Festival:

·    Promote a healthy and active lifestyle among older residents, 

·    Promote social connections among older residents, including creating opportunities for strengthening intergenerational connections,

·    Build older residents’ digital literacy and capacity and their motivation to confidently use digital technologies.  

Council’s interagency networks and information channels shared information regarding the grant program and not for profit and community organisations were asked to propose projects through a simple, short application process.

In addition to the projects delivered through the small grants program, Council’s Library and Ripples will offer activities as part of the Reimagine Ageing Festival program.

Ripples St Marys is offering 5 days of free activities for older residents, including strength and balance training and healthy cooking classes.

Council’s Library will distribute free “brain ‘training” packs to residents and will host an author talk and digital literacy workshop for older residents.

Reimagine Ageing Festival Grants - eligibility and assessment criteria

In order to be eligible for funding, applicants were required to address the following criteria:

·    Address at least one of the Reimagine Ageing Festival objectives as above,

·    Have a direct benefit to, and demonstrated participation by, Penrith residents

·    Be free for Penrith residents,

·    Be accessible for all older people (e.g. people with mobility difficulties, culturally and linguistically diverse people, etc.),

·    Be led by an experienced and capable not-for-profit organisation operating in the Penrith LGA,

·    Provide value for money. 

Only not-for-profit community organisations and community groups were eligible for funding. Individuals or businesses/for-profit organisations were able to be involved in partnership or consortium projects where a non-for-profit organisation was the lead agency applying for the project. Organisations were encouraged to collaborate with each other for a wider reach.

The following activities were ineligible through the grant:

·    Funding for staff costs and salaries 

·    Fundraising programs or organisations whose main role is to fundraise

·    Reimbursements for projects already undertaken, or already funded.

Upon applying, all organisations agreed that if they were successful, they would supply a copy of their COVIDSafe Plan to Council at least one week prior to their activities taking place. All face-to-face activities or events must abide by NSW Department of Health guidelines at the time of the event (e.g. registering attendees, mask wearing, social distancing, capacity numbers, etc.).

Reimagine Ageing Festival - Received applications for funding

The eligible applications received (in order of receipt) are outlined in Table 1 below.

One application received for activities taking place outside of the Penrith LGA has been excluded as it was deemed ineligible (Table 2).

 

Table 1 – Applications that met eligibility criteria and recommended for funding

No

Group

Event Title

Event Description

Amount

1

Penrith Baptist Church

Craft Circle group for women

Two Craft Circle events will be held during the Reimagine Ageing Festival. A happy place for women to come and enjoy the company of others, learn new skills and help others in the community less fortunate through craft. Helps gives participants the chance to try a new skill in a socially vibrant setting.

$1,000

2

PCYC Penrith

Stay Strong to Keep Moving

PCYC Penrith will host an interactive health and fitness session for over 55s. Participants will learn knowledge around exercise and nutrition, and how to safely perform resistance-based exercises. People will be welcomed with a gift pack, containing lots of goodies to help you exercise during the session and at home. The session will conclude with an enjoyable and nutritious morning tea with time for participants to ask us any questions.

$1,000

3

Nepean Food Service and Mable

Safe. Supported. Connected.

Nepean Food Services and Mable will host two complimentary tasty morning teas during the Reimagine Aging Festival. They will offer a chance to socialise, learn about ageing well, making the most out of life and decision making. Information from health, legal aid, and a range of other local services will be available.

$1,000

4

Nepean Community College

Seniors Digital Literacy mini workshops

Nepean Community College will run four workshops to help seniors increase their digital literacy skills and to feel comfortable using various applications that are available to them. Participants can choose from “Getting to know your device”, “Getting started online”, “Connecting to others” or “The Absolute Basics”.

$500

5

Noro Music Therapy

Interactive Music Engagement Experience

Noro Music Therapy will be celebrating Reimagine Ageing Festival through an interactive music engagement experience delivered to residents of two aged care communities within the LGA. Due to COVID vulnerability of the residents, these events will only open to the aged care facility residents and family members at Heritage Aged Care facility in Kingswood, and Summit Aged Care in St Marys.

$1,000

6

St Clair and District Men’s Shed

Learning Your Computer for Men

St Clair and District Men’s Shed will host a basic computer training workshop for all older men. Participants will learn how to use a computer or tablet and be able to access email, join social media and learn basic programs such as Word. Participants will enjoy an all-day BBQ.

$875

7

St Thomas Anglican Church

Cranebrook and Surrounds Seniors Activities

Eight different events will be held across eight days between 19-30 April around the Cranebrook area. Events including exercise classes, history high tea, grandparents seminar, grandparents and grand kids playgroup, a dementia seminar, seniors church service, a digital literacy class and a seniors BBQ.

$1,000

Total funding for recommended 2021 Reimagine Ageing Festival grants:

$6,375

 

Table 2 – Did not meet eligibility criteria – not recommended for funding 

No

Group

Event Title

Event Description

Amount

8

Gifts of Grace Incorporated

Open Day

Proposed Open Day to be held at Blaxland to promote community awareness of Gifts of Grace Incorporated.

To note that whilst the organisation supports and services people in the Penrith area, the location of the Open Day in Blaxland did not meet the criteria for funding.

$1,000

Total funding ineligible for 2021 Reimagine Ageing Festival grants:

$1,000

 

Financial Implications

Funding for the Reimagine Ageing Festival grants is available through City Activation, Community and Place Department’s existing Operational and Delivery Program for 2020-2021. The recommended grants are within budget for the Reimagine Ageing Festival.

Risk Implications

Potential risks associated with the delivery of the Reimagine Ageing Festival have been mitigated through the grant application process and requirement that all successful participants present their COVIDSafe plan to Council prior to their activity taking place. The grant program has been offered this year to promote smaller scale activities and reduce the risk of bringing large numbers of older people together at larger events.

Conclusion

Council’s Reimagine Ageing Festival seeks to promote healthy, active ageing for all older people in Penrith. This year, a small grant program was offered to local organisations for small scale community activities and events that contribute to the festival’s objectives.

Council received 7 eligible applications requesting a total of $6,375 for the 2021 Reimagine Ageing Festival small grant with projects to be delivered across 19-30 April.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Reimagine Ageing Festival grant - Projects recommended for funding be received

2.     The 7 projects listed in Table 1 be funded as part of the Reimagine Ageing Festival 2021.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

7

Youth Week 2021 Program   

 

Compiled by:               Lila Kennelly, Community Resilience Coordinator

Katerina Tahija, Community Capacity Officer

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

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Help build resilient, inclusive communities

Service Activity

Develop effective responses to the impacts of growth, redevelopment and change in our community

      

 

Executive Summary

National Youth Week 2021 will be celebrated between 16 April – 24 April 2021. Youth Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of young people in the community. This year’s theme is “more together than ever” in response to the challenges of isolation during 2020.

This report provides Council with an update on the Youth Week 2021 program and seeks endorsement for the report to be received.

Background

National Youth Week is an opportunity to celebrate young people in the local community. Youth Week activities and events are jointly funded by the NSW Government and local councils.  Activities funded are provided in the community with the opportunity to focus on the positive contributions that young people make and to raise the profile of the issues they face. National Youth Week 2021 will be celebrated between 16 April – 24 April.

 

Youth Week targets young people aged 12 to 24 years of age and is designed to offer a range of activities that focus on the issues and concerns of young people in the local area.

 

Council’s Youth Action Plan, endorsed at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on September 28th 2020, provides a set of objectives that respond to key issues identified through consultation with young people. The plan helps to guide Council’s work with young people and the local sector through the Penrith Youth Interagency.

 

In 2020, Council received $3,716 from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to run youth week activities in the City. A requirement of the funding from DCJ is that it is matched by Council and $7,432 was distributed to local services to run youth 6 Youth Week events or activities across the city. Unfortunately, Youth Week 2020 activities were cancelled due to the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. Services have retained this funding to deliver projects as part of Youth Week 2021 activities.

 

This year Council received a further $3,716 from DCJ for Youth Week 2021 activities. With the 2020 Youth Week funding already distributed to local services, it is proposed that along with Council’s matched funds to deliver upon key outcomes of the endorsed Youth Action Plan during Youth Week.

 

 

Sector activities during Youth Week

A total of 6 organisations received funding from Council and DCJ in 2020 to run activities for Youth Week that year. Due to COVID19 related restrictions, Youth Week 2020 activities were postponed. Each organisation has retained the funding in order to deliver suitable programming at an appropriate time.

 

Where possible, the funded organisations are working together via the Penrith Youth Interagency to identify opportunities for delivering activities in a COVIDSafe manner for Youth Week 2021.

 

The following organisations plan to proceed with delivering Youth Week 2021 activities:

Group

Youth Week 2021 Activity

Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services

Colour Run

Sherringham Oval Cranebrook

Community Junction Inc

Skate Clair

Mark Leece Oval St Clair

YMCA Penrith

Pop-ups at the Colour Run and Skate Clair events

 

These activities and events will be held in accordance with current COVIDSafe guidelines and will be promoted via each organisation’s local networks.

 

The remaining 3 organisations with funding from 2020 (TAFE NSW, Platform Youth Services and Westcare Community Services) are currently working with Council officers and the Penrith Youth Interagency to determine how best to proceed with their projects.

 

In some instances, this may result in a change of scope to deliver smaller scale activities depending on the organisation’s capacity. Council is supporting organisations by providing advice on COVIDSafe practices. All activities will be provided with support to promote their events to the local community during Youth Week.

 

Youth Week 2021 Forum: “What does home mean to you” 

This year, Council received $3,716 from DCJ for Youth Week 2021 activities that along with the required matched funding from Council will be used to deliver upon key outcomes from the endorsed Youth Action Plan. A priority identified by young people and local services was access to stable, appropriate, affordable housing. In response, one of the plan’s identified actions is to host a youth forum on the theme of homelessness and safe housing.

The “what does home mean to you” forum seeks to bring key stakeholders together with young people to hear their stories and ideas for the future on the topic of safe, affordable housing. The purpose of the forum is to assist the sector to better understand the lived experiences of young people and how-to best support those struggling with safe housing.

The forum will bring young people, schools and youth services together to explore the question of “what does home mean to you”. Young people will lead by sharing their stories and experiences in a supported and friendly environment with key stakeholders to build a shared understanding of current housing issues and ideas to improve service delivery in the future.

Council will host the forum and develop a series of key resources that will support sector development into the future. These resources will help a range of local community and housing services to better understand the challenges young people face in terms of housing. They will also help services to identify opportunities for early intervention for young people experiencing housing challenges. The resources will also support organisations in terms of providing evidence of local need for the development of new initiatives and funding applications.

Youth Week 2021 provides an opportunity to promote Council’s endorsed Youth Action Plan in the community and across the community sector. In addition to the forum, a video will be created featuring the stories of why each of the plan’s themes matter to local young people. This will be distributed via Council’s social media channels to further raise the profile of the Youth Action Plan and promote the voices of young people in the broader community.

Financial Implications

Council has received $3,716 (excluding GST) from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice for Youth Week 2021. As a requirement of receiving these funds, Council matches the grant on a dollar for dollar basis. The total budget including Council's matching funding comes to $7,432 and is included in the existing Operational and Delivery Program for 2020-21.

Risk Implications

Council is working with the community organisations funded in 2020 to deliver this year’s Youth Week activities in a COVIDSafe manner. Organisations are encouraged to consider smaller scale activities to mitigate the risks associated with bringing large numbers of young people together for large events. All organisations running activities are required to be covered by relevant Public Liability Insurance.

Conclusion

Council’s Youth Week 2021 program seeks to celebrate the contributions of young people and deliver upon key objectives of the endorsed Youth Action Plan. A number of Youth Week activities will be delivered by local organisations who received funding in 2020 for projects that were postponed due to COVID19. Council will actively promote these activities in Youth Week promotions.

A proposed forum focused on issues of housing and homelessness amongst young people will deliver valuable resources to support sector development and identify future opportunities for early intervention. In addition to this, the Youth Action Plan will be promoted along with stories of why each of the plan’s themes matter to local young people.

  

RECOMMENDATION

That the information contained in the report on Youth Week 2021 Program be received.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

8

Greening the Great West Walk   

 

Compiled by:               Karin Felten, Landscape Architecture Supervisor

Authorised by:            Michael Jackson, Design and Projects Manager

Brian Steffen, Director - City Services  

 

Outcome

We are healthy and share strong community spirit

Strategy

Provide opportunities for our community to be healthy and active

Service Activity

Plan and deliver Council's major capital projects for open space and recreation

      

 

Executive Summary

Council has been successful in obtaining $245,995 (ex GST) in the 2020-21 Greening the Great West Walk project (GGWW) from Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE). The funding will contribute to increased urban canopy and green cover, increased comfort for users of the Great West Walk as well as improved open space amenity in Cranebrook.  The report recommends acceptance of the grant funding.

Background

The Great West Walk (GWW) is a 65 km urban trail that stretches from Parramatta Park to the base of the Blue Mountains. The walk is located on lands in the Parramatta, Blacktown and Penrith Local Government areas, and on land managed by Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT), Parramatta Park Trust (PPT) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The walk was mapped by walking volunteers and officially opened in October 2019 by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

The Greening the Great West Walk project has been identified as an opportunity to contribute to the DPIE’s commitment to increase urban tree canopy and green cover in Greater Sydney by planting 1 million trees by 2022. In 2020, The Department commissioned Gallagher Studio to undertake a feasibility study of the GWW which identified significant areas along the 65km walk with low canopy cover (less than 20 per cent) and high urban heat (8-11 degrees warmer than other locations in Greater Sydney).

Upon request, Penrith Council provided DPIE with a proposal for a series of GWW projects for consideration of funding, based on the Gallagher Studio report. As a result, there is a commitment from DPIE to provide Council with $245,995 (ex GST) to deliver two of the projects. No matching funds from Council are required.

Current Situation

The two projects supported by the GGWW are:

1.   ‘100 Year Rotary Celebration – 100 Trees for 100 Years’

Three local Rotary clubs have been engaged with to develop this project that will commemorate 100 years of Rotary in Australia with an avenue of 100 trees along a section of the Great West Walk through Ironbark Reserve, Cranebrook.

A selection of native trees is proposed for the 500m long grassed avenue, with 50 trees planted along each side at approximately 10m spacings. The path starts at the corner of Sherringham Road and Ironbark Drive, meanders through Ironbark Reserve and finishes or leads into the open space corridor between Farmview Drive and Bottlebrush Drive.

The 100th anniversary date occurs in April 2021 and it is proposed that the first tree would be planted at a Rotary organised event to mark the celebration.

The preliminary project estimate is $70,000 - $100,000 which is subject to site investigations, further detailed design and costings and procurement.

2.   ‘Let it Bee’

This is a demonstration project that prepares tree beds for planting through the planting of a native wildflower meadow which prepares the soil for subsequent tree planting. It is located in one section of the GWW in Grey Gums Reserve, Cranebrook, near Laycock Street and Lakeview Drive.

Soil in Penrith is generally compacted with high clay and low organic matter making it difficult and slow for trees to establish and thrive. Tree growth is generally slow even if the tree survives a Penrith summer to establishment.

‘Let it Bee’ proposes to grade and seed out an area with wildflowers before digging them back into the soil at the start of their decline to increase organic matter, break up the soil and provide beneficial conditions for follow-up tree planting. This treatment proposes to encourage insect and microbiology biodiversity above and below the soil.  Plants from Council’s nursery will be prioritised.

In 2019, Grey Gums Oval was one of the sportsgrounds that benefitted from select tree planting in specific locations under the Greater Sydney Commission’s Metropolitan Greenspace Program.

The preliminary project estimate is approximately $145,000 which is subject to site investigations, further detailed design and costings and procurement.

Both projects will involve community engagement and promotion of the increase in urban canopy and the many benefits that trees provide.

Any surplus funds available from the two projects will be directed to adding value to these projects.  Exploring innovative techniques will be further explored such as water saving, irrigation, additional trees and monitoring of plant growth and health to occur. There is also the opportunity to plant more trees along the GWW, in line with the intent of the GGWW project.

Financial Implications

There are no financial implications for Council associated with this report.

Risk Implications

These projects address the issue of urban heat and seek to mitigate climate related risk.  The key risk within this project is procurement of suitable tree stock as DPIE has several programs underway across greater Sydney and the availability of larger tree stock is becoming limited. Council’s newly refurbished Nursery is commencing production of a wide range of suitable tree species, but growing time is going to limit the ability to use that stock.

Conclusion

These projects aim to increase urban tree canopy and green cover in Western Sydney. It is expected that the projects will build community presence in our open spaces and with monitoring Council can learn from innovative planting techniques.

We seek Council’s endorsement to accept the grant funds of $245,995 (ex GST) from the DPIE.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Greening the Great West Walk be received

2.     Council accept the $245,995 (ex GST) grant funding from the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment’s Greening the Great West Walk project.

3.     Letters of thanks be sent to the Minister for Planning, the Hon Rob Stokes MP, and the Local Member, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP.

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

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

9        2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly   53

 

10      Proposed Road Closure - Part Webb Street Werrington                                                 60

 

11      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021                                                                                                                                           64

 

12      Lot Consolidation – Soper Place – 5-17 Lawson Street, Penrith                                    72

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

9

2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly   

 

Compiled by:               Avanthi Fernando, Governance Officer

Adam Beggs, Governance Coordinator

Authorised by:            Glenn McCarthy, Governance 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

Promote ethical behaviour through awareness and advice and manage investigations of alleged corruption, maladministration or breaches of the Code of Conduct

      

 

Executive Summary

The 2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly of Local Government will be held at National Convention Centre in Canberra from 20 - 23 June 2021.

In 2020, the National General Assembly was cancelled due to COVID-19. The ALGA has decided to retain last year’s theme for this year’s conference; ‘working together for our communities’ and to emphasise the importance of collaboration and partnerships to building and maintaining council and community resilience.

Motions for this year’s National General Assembly can be prepared responding to the issues identified in the discussion paper prepared by the ALGA. A copy of the discussion paper is attached to this report. The National General Assembly is focusing on collaboration and partnerships, council and community resilience. Therefore, when preparing motions, councils are urged to focus on how local governments can work in partnership with the Australian Government to address the challenges our communities face, or the opportunities that are arising.

Councillors were advised of the National General Assembly at the last Ordinary meeting held on 22 February 2021 and provided an opportunity to suggest any motions that need to be developed. Councillor Kath Presdee proposed a motion to be developed concerning a national code for waste collection, reuse and recycling, with an emphasis on sustainable practices. This motions plus others suggested by staff are included in the report for consideration.

Background

The 2021 National General Assembly of Local Government will be held in Canberra from 20 - 23 June 2021. The National General Assembly is an important opportunity for Councils to influence the national policy agenda.

ALGA has decided to retain last year’s theme for this year’s conference; ‘working together for our communities’ and to emphasise the importance of collaboration and partnerships to building and maintaining council and community resilience.

Current Situation

National General Assembly is now calling for motions to be submitted. All motions must be submitted no later than Friday 26 March 2021. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘working together for our communities’; and the motions can be prepared responding to the issues identified in the discussion paper prepared by the ALGA. 

Delegates

At the last Ordinary meeting held on 22 February 2021, Council nominated Her Worship The Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM as the voting delegate for the 2021 ALGA National General Assembly. No other Councillor expressed their wish to be nominated as observers.

Submitting Motions

All motions must be submitted by Friday 26 March 2021.To be eligible for inclusion in the National General Assembly Business Paper, motions must:

1.   be relevant to the work of local government nationally,

2.   not be focussed on a specific location or region – unless the project had national implications. You will be asked to justify why your motion has strategic importance and should be discussed at a national conference,

3.   be consistent with the themes of the NGA,

4.   complement or build on the policy objective of your state and territory local government association,

5.   be submitted by a council which is a financial member of their state or territory local government association,

6.   propose a clear action and outcome i.e. call on the Australian Government to do something,

7.   be a new motion that has not already been debated at an NGA in the preceding two years, and

8.   not be advanced on behalf of external third parties that may seek to use the NGA to apply pressure to Board members, or to gain national political exposure for positions that are not directly relevel to the work of, or in the national interest of, local government.

 

Financial Implications

A budget has been established for Councillor Conference Costs in the Operational Plan which funds attendance at various conferences throughout the financial year. Participation in the 2021 ALGA National General Assembly can be accommodated within this budget.

Risk Implications

There are no risk complications associated with this report.

Motions

 

The proposed motions below have been developed by staff for Councillors to consider and resolve at tonight’s meeting.

 

Motion 1

This motion has been developed in collaboration with Western Sydney Parkland Councils.

 

Motion title

Continue to support the Western Sydney City Deal and its enduring tri-governance framework.

 

Motion details

The National General Assembly calls on Australian Government to continue its support for the Western Sydney City Deal.

 

With the Western Sydney City Deal set to be reviewed this year, there is an opportunity for the Australian Government to reconsider how to further reinforce the governance framework to strengthen local government’s ability for better strategic collaboration.

 

National Objective

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is responsible for the implementation of all City Deals across Australia. The Western Sydney City Deal is a partnership between the Australian Government, NSW Government and the eight councils of western Sydney (known as the “Western Parkland City”).

 

Aligning jobs growth, transport and social infrastructure to the fastest growing suburbs in Greater Sydney to create a polycentric city with multiple activity hubs is critical for the continued liveability and productivity of the nation’s capital cities.

 

Summary of key arguments

A critical component of the Western Sydney City Deal is the governance framework it establishes.

 

The governance framework involves all three levels of government, signifying the importance of involving local government as an equal partner together with State and Federal Government. It recognises that governance, decision-making and collaboration mechanisms must be established and maintained to successfully deliver shared priorities and outcomes.

 

It is critical that the Australian government works closely with state and local governments to improve planning approaches, strengthen decision-making and seek to further improve the way collaborate so we can make the most of our shared investments and improve liveability.

 

With unprecedented growth forecast for Greater Sydney, we call upon on all levels of government to further strengthen the importance of local government in the Western Sydney City Deal. Whilst the enduring tri-governance framework has delivered strategic collaboration, there is room for improvement through further strengthening the role of local government in the framework. Improving existing governance arrangements will allow greater involvement in city shaping decision-making by communities living in the eight Western Parkland Region council areas, representatives of three tiers of government and local businesses.

 

Motion 2

 

Motion title

Continual Arts and Culture stimulus funding required to facilitate investment in local communities

 

Motion details

The National General Assembly calls on Australian Government to continue to invest in arts and culture stimulus programs (including capital investments) to ensure this sector of the economy can rebuild and that investments reach local communities.

 

National objective

The arts and creative industries are fundamental to Australia’s identity as a society and nation, and increasingly to our success as a national economy.

 

The last decade has seen a greater concentration of different policy drivers in a range of policy settings across all three levels of government, and this has made arts and culture an increasingly complex area of public policy.

 

The arts and culture economy has been badly impacted by COVID both in urban and regional settings. While we acknowledge the $250 million investment by the Commonwealth in response to COVID, this level of funding commitment needs to be maintained, and applied at a local level to ensure that arts and culture truly reflects the communities that it engages, and that local employment opportunities are leveraged effectively.

 

It has been shown that an early start and maintenance of stimulus packages can boost confidence, counteract the contractionary pressures in the economy through direct and spill over effects, and create much needed jobs. This is particularly seen with investments in national tourism, particularly where they have reached local communities.

 

Summary of key arguments

A funding stimulus approach should continue to be applied to Arts and Culture at a national level in response to COVID-19.

 

A funding program aimed at both infrastructure and creative industries will demonstrate how arts, culture and creative activities interact with each other to increase creativity and innovation across the economy.

 

Many substantial arts and cultural facilities are owned or operated by local government. As such, increased funding would allow councils to deliver more in the arts sector, noting the vital role a thriving arts and cultural sector plays in social cohesion, innovation, economic growth and urban renewal.

 

Arts and culture activities help promote community engagement, social cohesion and wellbeing. More funding will help provide arts infrastructure and opportunities close to people's homes.

 

Substantial population growth, particularly in emerging areas across Australia represent opportunities where arts and culture sector investment will create economic vitality.

For example, Western Sydney represents 1 in 10 Australians yet attracts only 1% of Commonwealth arts program funding, and 5.5 % of the States Cultural Arts, heritage and events funding.

 

Despite these inequities, the region has grown its own unique mass of Cultural Arts activity around its venues, events and organisations that provide an exceptional Cultural Arts offer. However, given the impacts of COVID, continued stimulus is necessary.

 

Motion 3

This motion has been developed in collaboration with the Lachlan Shire Council and will be submitted jointly.

 

Motion title

Nation building infrastructure connecting regions and cities

 

Motion details

The National General Assembly calls on the Australian Government to invest in nation building projects where it can be established, they will facilitate better road and transport connections between cities and with regions around Australia. The criteria for these projects should be based on the economic opportunities they create for freight and passenger movement, migration, service provision and business support, as these are known to contribute best to our national productivity.

 

National objective

When transport and logistics networks work effectively, they raise productivity levels and strengthen the economy.

 

As such, there is a multi-faceted and wide-ranging interdependence between cities and regional Australia. Good connections between cities and with regions around Australia for freight, passenger, migration, service provision and business support, are as important to national productivity as connections within cities.

 

As one example, the Castlereagh Connection is a significant national infrastructure project that has been identified by Infrastructure Australia as a high priority. It will improve road connectivity between the Central West and Western Sydney International Airport yet no detailed business case for the project has been developed at this time. The development of a swift transport link over or through the Blue Mountains would improve transport efficiency for agriculture and industry in the Central West and enhance the opportunities created through the construction of the airport.

 

Summary of key arguments

An example of the benefits of investing in nation building projects where it can be established they will facilitate better road and transport connections between cities and with regions is the potential links between the Central West of NSW and Western Sydney Airport.

 

The Central West of NSW is forecast by Infrastructure Australia to be among the seven most important regions in Australia measured in terms of GRP by 2031. Improved connectivity from this region to metropolitan Sydney would be particularly beneficial, as the new Western Sydney International Airport will have a substantial focus on cargo opportunities planned in the early phases.

 

The Central West region and Western Sydney have significant potential and resources to grow the Food Economy. Food manufacturing underpins the Western Sydney economy (EY & Food & Grocery Council 2017), and the region is the hub of Sydney’s nearly one-billion-dollar agriculture sector (ABARES 2016). The Central West is one of NSW’s premier agricultural regions with a gross value of product (GVP) of close to $2 billion p.a. or 13% of the region’s GVP. It also hosts a vibrant food processing and manufacturing sector, with a strong emphasis on local produce and wine that has spawned a strong hospitality and night time economy in regional centres.

 

As such, investment in projects like the Castlereagh Connection; already a national infrastructure project identified by Infrastructure Australia and a swift link across the Blue Mountains would meet the criteria we propose. This road will:

 

•        reduce gaps in the national transport network, particularly to the Central West and

•        reduce congestion on the arterial road network

•        unlock economic opportunities in tourism, freight and agribusiness, and

•        maximise investment by connecting to planned North South infrastructure - Sydney Metro Greater West and the Outer Sydney Orbital as well as the existing Motorway network.

 

Motion 4 (requested by Councillor Kath Presdee)

 

Motion title

National resource recovery material standards and guidelines for all development types.

 

Motion details

The National General Assembly calls on Australian Government to fund and invite industry and local government representatives to establish a National Waste and Resource Recovery Working Group  to develop clear standards and guidelines for the management, storage, and collection of resource recovery material from all development types (residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use).

 

National objective

The establishment and refinement of a cyclical economy for waste and recyclable material is an important objective of the national and state governments (recycling banned to China, need to more national manufacturing of recyclable materials). It is therefore important that the source of material (waste and recyclables) is appropriately sorted, stored and collected.  This in turn will ensure that the processing of the material is efficient with a consistent standard of source material.

 

Improved education and training nationally to ensure everyone is fully aware of their waste and recycling obligations, regardless of their location, and building type.

 

Standardised waste and resource recovery methods (bin colours, bin types, collection technologies and new alternative systems and collection practices specific to dwellings. This includes single unit dwellings (SUDs), Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs), Residential Flat Buildings (RFB’s) and Mixed-Use Dwellings.

 

Summary of key arguments

A consistent national approach for the sorting, storage and collection of waste and resource recovery (recyclable) materials to:

•        Ensure uniform standards for recyclable material for domestic processing and refinement

•        Ensure waste and resource recovery messaging and education is consistent across Australia.

•        Improves resource recovery opportunities while reducing contamination levels across streams

•        Ensure consistent development standards, controls, and infrastructure for residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments  

 

Background Material

•        China Sword

•        Contamination rates in recyclable material

•        Inconsistent development standards and impact on waste and recycling collection

•        Negative effects on residential amenity and real estate values

 

 

Conclusion

Councillors should consider the proposed motions for endorsement to the National General Assembly 2021.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2021 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly be received.

2.     The 4 Motions outlined in this report be endorsed and adopted for submission to the National General Assembly.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

 

 

 

10

Proposed Road Closure - Part Webb Street Werrington   

 

Compiled by:               Laura Gray, Property Project Officer

Authorised by:            Andrew Moore, Director - Corporate Services  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Provide property services and manage community and commercial requests for the use of Council owned or controlled land

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s approval to proceed with the permanent road closure of part of Webb Street, Werrington in accordance with the provisions of the Roads Act.

The land is currently unsealed surplus road reserve known as Webb Street adjoining Chapman Street. Upon closure, it is proposed the land be vested in Council and classified as Operational Land under the provisions of the Local Government Act. The site represents an opportunity for Council to consider alternative uses, subject to further review and investigations, given it is zoned R3 –Medium Density residential.  Any future opportunity will be the subject of a future report to Council.

Background

In 2019, Lendlease Communities Pty Ltd (‘Lend Lease’) approached Council with a proposal for a proposed road realignment/land swap arrangement. The proposal involved Lend lease obtaining title to part Webb St, Werrington (Appendix 1) via a Council road closure process. In return, Lendlease would construct a new road to the east of the current location and dedicate this to Council as part of its development of 16 Chapman Street, Werrington.

Lend Lease’s rationale for this request was that the previous development approval (DA 19/0704) included a conditional requirement to embellish the part Webb Street road reserve through landscape improvements. However, the land swap would provide better urban design outcomes and interface with the proposed new central park.

Following this representation by Lend Lease, Property Development referred the proposed closure to Council’s Engineering and Assets Departments, who deemed the road as surplus and raised no objections or requirements to progress a formal road closure.

Proposed Road Closure – Part Webb Street, Werrington

The portion of Webb Street proposed to be closed lies south of the intersection with Chapman Street and is bound by 14 Chapman Street, Werrington (medium density residential housing to the east and 16 Chapman Street, Werrington (Lot 1 DP 1226122) future Lend Lease development site to the south and west.

Please note Webb Street also extends north of Chapman Street, this portion of road will remain unchanged.

Webb St was gazetted as public road by notification in the NSW Government Gazette of the 8th March 1985 and was vested in Council.

The Webb Street road portion is currently an unsealed and undeveloped parcel of land. A street view of the subject site is shown in Appendix 1.

The formal road closure process for the part Webb St was commenced in 2020. This required the proposal to be public exhibited and notification to relevant public authorities in accordance with the provisions of the Roads Act. During this process, no objections to the closure were received. Concurrence to the closure was also obtained from Crown Lands NSW, who confirmed that the road will be vested in Council upon closure.

Current Status

In December 2020, Lend Lease advised that the viability of any arrangement for part Webb Street, was contingent on the preparation of a revised Development Application and Lend Lease are unable to indicate timeframes for this matter. To date, Lend Lease have made no further representations in this regard.

Accordingly, as the site represents surplus road and may present an opportunity (subject to further review and investigations) given it is zoned R3 –Medium Density residential. It is proposed that the road closure be finalised, and the land on vesting, be categorised as Operational land. Any future proposed opportunity will be the subject of a further report to Council for consideration.

Financial Implications

 

Any costs associated with proceeding with the permanent road closure of part of Webb Street, Werrington are able to be funding from Property Development Reserve.

Risk Implications

The risk to Council is considered low as with the proposed closure being completed by Council as a Roads Authority in accordance with the regulatory requirements under the Roads Act 1993.

Conclusion

The permanent closure of part Webb Street will have no physical impact on the operation of the surrounding road network in the area.  Additionally, no objections to proposed closure were received from Council’s Engineering Department, notifiable public authorities or the community. Therefore, it is recommended that Council endorse the permanent closure of part of Webb St Werrington.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Road Closure - Part Webb Street Werrington be received

2.     Part Webb Street, as identified within the report, be permanently closed in accordance with the Roads Act 1993.

3.     The parcel of closed road, once registered and vested in Council, be classified as Operational Land in accordance with the Local Government Act.

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

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Proposed Road Closure & Street View - Webb Street

1 Page

Appendix

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                              22 March 2021

Appendix 1 - Proposed Road Closure & Street View - Webb Street

 

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11

Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021   

 

Compiled by:               James Legarse, Operational Project Accountant

Authorised by:            Neil Farquharson, Financial Services Manager

Andrew Moore, Director - Corporate Services  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Provide accurate information to Council and the community on council’s financial activities

      

 

Executive Summary

This report on the Summary of Investments & Banking for February 2021 is submitted for the purpose of financial accountability and to satisfy the investment reporting requirements of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (clause 212), the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) (Section 625) and the Council’s Investment Policy.

 

The report certifies that the Council investments comply with the forms of investment made by order of the Minister under section 625(2) of the Local Government Act 1993. The current Ministerial Order was issued under Council Circular 11-01 on 17 February 2011.

 

The report provides a summary of investments for the period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 and a reconciliation of invested funds as at 28 February 2021.

 

The investment returns versus the benchmark as a percentage for February 2021 are:

•        Council portfolio current yield (including FRNs)                                     0.71%

•        90 day Bank Bill Swap rate (Benchmark)                                                         0.01%

•        Enhanced 90-day Bank Bill Swap Rate (Benchmark - BBSW+45bps)            0.46%

•        Original Budget estimated return                                                                      1.15%

 

The report recommends that the information contained in the report be received.

Current Situation

Attached to this report is a Summary of Investments including Economic Commentary for February 2021, Historical Investment Performance analysis tables and charts, a reconciliation of Invested Funds for February 2021 and various Investment Summary and Investment Portfolio analysis tables and charts.

Financial Implications

Adopting the recommendations of this report confirms Council’s investment returns are performing better than the Benchmark, but slightly under the Original Budget estimated return. More detailed Financial Implications are contained in the attachment to this report.

 

 

Risk Implications

The Council’s investments have been placed in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, relevant regulations and the Councils adopted Investment Policy. The Council’s Investment Policy has objectives to preserve capital, ensure liquidity of funds to meet cash flow requirements and achieve an acceptable rate of return having reference to the Council’s risk tolerance.

Conclusion

This report confirms that the Council’s investments have been placed in accordance with relevant legislation/regulations, the Council’s Investment Policy and highlights the Council’s investment performance for February 2021. Additionally, the report assures the Council that Council’s Cash Book and Bank Statements have been reconciled.

Certificate of Responsible Accounting Officer

I hereby certify the following:

1.   All investments have been made in accordance with Section 625 of the Local Government Act 1993, relevant regulations and Council’s Investment Policy.

2.   The Council’s Cash Book and Bank Statements have been reconciled as at 28 February 2021.

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Andrew Moore

Responsible Accounting Officer

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 be received.

2.     The certificate of the Responsible Accounting Officer and Summary of Investments and Performance for the Period 1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 be noted and accepted.

3.     The graphical Investment Analysis as at 28 February 2021 be noted.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Investment Report as at 28 February 2021

6 Pages

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Investment Report as at 28 February 2021

 

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12

Lot Consolidation – Soper Place – 5-17 Lawson Street, Penrith   

 

Compiled by:               Paul Song, Senior Development Manager

Authorised by:            Andrew Moore, Director - Corporate Services  

 

Outcome

We have confidence in our Council

Strategy

Manage our money and our assets to be sustainable now and into the future

Service Activity

Provide leadership and deliver excellence in our new and revitalised residential and employment centres projects

      

 

Executive Summary

This report seeks Council’s endorsement for the consolidation of several lots in Soper Place to provide a single parcel of land with a clearly defined boundary for the project.

 

Consolidation of Lots 1 & 2 DP198253, Lot 1 DP198453, Lot 10 DP849474, Lot 1 DP859369, Lot10 DP859371, Lot1 DP995047 and Lots1,2&3 DP1159119 is part of the enabling works for the Soper Place Revitalisation project. An overview of the proposed consolidation is provided as an appendix to this report.

Background

The Soper Place Revitalisation project aims to leverage Council’s investment in parking and grow its property portfolio by creating a place that will anchor and stimulate development in the precinct.

 

To facilitate this a lot consolidation will be undertaken, as the area proposed for development currently sits on multiple lots, some of which are considered by Land Registry Services to be ‘Old System Land’. 

 

Council’s current development site shares a boundary with multiple adjoining lots.  As part of preparing the site for development, this lot boundary needs to be clearly defined to clarify the site boundary for the proposed development site. The Old System Land in the development area also needs to be converted to the current Torrens Title system.

 

Some lots at Soper Place granted under the Old System are affected by qualifications and limitations. The conversion to Torrens Title and removal of the limitations will be achieved via the registration of the Consolidation Plan with Land Registry Services (LRS).

 

Financial Implications

All costs associated with the proposed consolidation of several lots in Soper Place to provide a single parcel of land are able to be funded from within the Soper Place Revitalisation project budget.

Risk Implications

The proposed allotments consolidation is considered to represent a low risk to Council.

Conclusion

It is recommended Lots 1 & 2 DP198253, Lot 1 DP198453, Lot 10 DP849474, Lot 1 DP859369, Lot10 DP859371, Lot1 DP995047 and Lots1,2&3 DP1159119 be consolidated to provide a clear development boundary and enable the development of the Soper Place Revitalisation project.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Lot Consolidation – Soper Place – 5-17 Lawson Street, Penrith be received

2.     Council approve the consolidation of Lots 1 & 2 DP198253, Lot 1 DP198453, Lot 10 DP849474, Lot 1 DP859369, Lot 10 DP859371, Lot 1 DP995047 and Lots 1, 2 & 3 DP1159119.

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Proposed Lot Consolidation Plan Soper Place, Penrith

1 Page

Appendix

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                              22 March 2021

Appendix 1 - Proposed Lot Consolidation Plan Soper Place, Penrith

 


Committee of the Whole

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

Other Interests

 

Monday March 22 2021

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Presence of the Public                                                                                                       1

 

2        Acquisition for Carparking                                                                                                  2

 

3        Compulsory Acquisition by Sydney Metro - 36-38 Harris Street North St Marys              2

 

4        Creation and Modification of Drainage Easements over Council Land - 34 Braddon Street, Oxley Park                                                                                                                          2

 

5        Creation of Drainage Easements over Council Land - 146-150 Derby Street Penrith (Spence Park)                                                                                                                    2

 

6        Fire Safety Update                                                                                                             3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                22 March 2021

A Leading City

 

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

Everyone is entitled to attend a meeting of the Council and those of its Committees of which all members are Councillors, except as provided by Section 10 of the Local Government Act, 1993.

A Council, or a Committee of the Council of which all the members are Councillors, may close to the public so much of its meeting as comprises:

 

(a)          the discussion of any of the matters listed below; or

(b)          the receipt or discussion of any of the information so listed.

The matters and information are the following:

 

(a)          personnel matters concerning particular individuals;

(b)          the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayers;

(c)           information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business;

(d)          commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed:

·         prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or

 

·         confer a commercial advantage on a competitor of the Council; or

 

·         reveal a trade secret.

 

(e)          information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of the law;

(f)            matters affecting the security of the Council, Councillors, Council staff or Council property;

(g)        advice concerning litigation, or advice that would otherwise be privileged from production in legal proceedings on the ground of legal professional privilege.

The grounds on which part of a meeting is closed must be stated in the decision to close that part of the meeting and must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

The grounds must specify the following:

(a)          the relevant provision of section 10A(2);

(b)          the matter that is to be discussed during the closed part of the meeting;

(c)           the reasons why the part of the meeting is being closed, including (if the matter concerned is a matter other than a personnel matter concerning particular individuals, the personal hardship of a resident or ratepayer or a trade secret) an explanation of the way in which discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

Members of the public may make representations at a Council or Committee Meeting as to whether a part of a meeting should be closed to the public

The process which should be followed is:

 

·         a motion, based on the recommendation below, is moved and seconded

·         the Chairperson then asks if any member/s of the public would like to make representations as to whether a part of the meeting is closed to the public

·         if a member/s of the public wish to make representations, the Chairperson invites them to speak before the Committee makes its decision on whether to close the part of the meeting or not to the public.

·         if no member/s of the public wish to make representations the Chairperson can then put the motion to close the meeting to the public.

The first action is for a motion to be moved and seconded based on the recommendation below.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That:

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Acquisition for Carparking 

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        Compulsory Acquisition by Sydney Metro - 36-38 Harris Street North St Marys

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.

 

4        Creation and Modification of Drainage Easements over Council Land - 34 Braddon Street, Oxley Park

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.

 

5        Creation of Drainage Easements over Council Land - 146-150 Derby Street Penrith (Spence Park)

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.

 

Outcome 2

 

6        Fire Safety Update

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.

 

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 22 March 2021

Report Title:            Aerotropolis Precinct Plan Submission

Attachments:           Council Submission on Aerotropolis Precinct Plans



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Attachment 1 - Council Submission on Aerotropolis Precinct Plans

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 22 March 2021

Report Title:            57 Henry Street, Penrith Planning Proposal and VPA offer

Attachments:           Subject land

                                Issues raised in submissions

                                VPA offer



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Attachment 1 - Subject land

 

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Attachment 2 - Issues raised in submissions

 

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Attachment 3 - VPA offer

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 22 March 2021

Report Title:            Acceptance of Grant Funding Offers - NSW Floodplain Management Program 2020/21

Attachments:           Grant Funding Offer for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

                                Grant Funding Offer - Doonmore Street, Penrith Retarding Basin - Detailed Investigation and Detailed Design

                                Grant Funding Offer - St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade - Investigation and Detailed Design



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                                              22 March 2021

Attachment 1 - Grant Funding Offer for the Peach Tree and Lower Surveyors Creeks Catchment Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan

 

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Attachment 2 - Grant Funding Offer - Doonmore Street, Penrith Retarding Basin - Detailed Investigation and Detailed Design

 

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Attachment 3 - Grant Funding Offer - St Marys Flood Protection Levee Upgrade - Investigation and Detailed Design

 

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ATTACHMENT       

 

 

 


Date of Meeting:     22 March 2021

 

Delivery Program:   Outcome 7

 

Service:                   Financial Services

 

Report Title:             2020-2021 Voted Works