CONFIRMED MINUTES

 OF THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD REMOTELY USING AUDIO VISUAL LINKS, AUDIO STREAMED ON THE COUNCIL WEBSITE AND IN THE PASSADENA ROOM, PENRITH

ON MONDAY 19 APRIL 2021 AT 7:02PM

 

 

WEBCASTING STATEMENT

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

PRESENT

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

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of Absence was previously granted to Councillor Jim Aitken OAM for the period 9 April 2021 to 20 April 2021 inclusive.

 

APOLOGIES

PRC1  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that apologies from Councillors Greg Davies, Mark Davies and Aaron Duke be accepted. 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Policy Review Committee Meeting - 7 December 2020

PRC2  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of 7 December 2020 be confirmed, noting that Councillor Ross Fowler OAM should be removed from voting in Item 2, as he was absent from the room because of a conflict.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Significant in Item 4 – Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2019-2020, as he is an employee of the Minister of Sport. Councillor Bernard Bratusa stated that he would leave the meeting for discussion of this item.

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 1 - Town Centre Corporations Business Plans 2021-2022 and Item 2 - Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - 2019-20 Update on Activities, as she is a Director on the Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd Board and the Penrith CBD Board.

 

Councillors Brian Cartwright, Marcus Cornish, Ross Fowler OAM and Kevin Crameri OAM declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 4 – Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2019-2020, as they are members on the Board of Whitewater Stadium.

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 1 - Town Centre Corporations Business Plans 2021-2022, as she is a member on the Board for St Marys CBD.

 

Councillor Kath Presdee and Warwick Winn, General Manager also declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 2 - Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - 2019-20 Update on Activities, as they are members on the Board of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd.

 

  

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

2        Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - 2019-20 Update on Activities

PRC3  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Robin Cook

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd - 2019-20 Update on Activities be received

2.     Council continue to underwrite the operations of the PP&VA up to the presentation of their 2021-22 Annual Report.

 

 

Having previously declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest – Significant in Item 4, Councillor Bernard Bratusa left the meeting, the time being 7:33pm.

 

4        Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2019-2020                                           

PRC4  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Robin Cook seconded Councillor Todd Carney

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Penrith Whitewater Annual Report 2019-2020 be received

2.     Council agree to underwrite the operation of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited until the presentation to Council of the Penrith Whitewater Stadium Limited Annual Report for 2021-22.

3.     Council note and support the appointment and re-appointment of the persons named in the report to the Board of Directors of Penrith Whitewater Stadium Ltd.

 

Councillor Bernard Bratusa returned to the meeting, the time being 7:53pm.

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

1        Town Centre Corporations Business Plans 2021-2022                            

PRC5  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Town Centre Corporations Business Plans 2021-2022 be received

2.     Council receive the Penrith CBD Corporation’s Annual Business Plan 2021-2022.

3.     Council receive the St Marys Town Centre Corporation Annual Business Plan 2021-2022.

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

3        Media Policy                                                                                                  

PRC6  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor John Thain

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Media Policy be received

2.     The Media Policy be adopted.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

RR 1           Council Committee Members     

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memorandum containing a list of the Committees in which each Councillor is a member of.

 

RR 2           Conflict of Interests   

Councillor Ross Fowler OAM requested a memorandum concerning Councillors’ obligations to declare an interest on matters before Council where the Councillor’s interest only arises due to being appointed to a Board or Committee by Council.

 

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:17pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 3 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 19 April 2021. 

 

 

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