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22 September 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 and audio streamed on the Council website on Monday 27 September 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 - 23 August 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 - 11 August 2021.

Resilience Committee Meeting - 18 August 2021.

Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 6 September 2021.

 

10.         DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

11.         REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

12.         URGENT BUSINESS

 

13.         COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


ORDINARY MEETING

 

Monday 27 September 2021

 

table of contents

 

 

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

 

WEBCASTING NOTICE

 

 

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

 

 

PRAYER

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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 29 July 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

Mon

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22@

22

26v

24#

28*

26

23@

  27^

25ü

22#+

 

Policy Review Committee

7.00pm

 

8

 

19

 

7

 

9

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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 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 AND AUDIO STREAMED ON THE COUNCIL WEBSITE ON MONDAY 23 AUGUST 2021 AT 7:03PM

 

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.

 

PRAYER

The Council Prayer was read by Rev Christine Bayliss Kelly.

 

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.

 

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 - 26 July 2021

170  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 26 July 2021 be confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Local Celebration Award Winners                                                            

171  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the Mayoral Minute on Local Celebration Award Winners be received.

 

2        Celebrating Penrith's Olympians                                                              

172  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the Mayoral Minute on Celebrating Penrith's Olympians be received.

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

1        Reports and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 2 August 2021                                                                 

173  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 2 August, 2021 be adopted.

 

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee Meeting held on 9 August 2021                                                                 

174  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Mark Davies that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Policy Review Committee meeting held on 9 August, 2021 be adopted.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

1        RFT 20/21 - 29 Eileen Cammack Amenities Upgrade                             

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 20/21 - 29 Eileen Cammack Amenities Upgrade be received

2.     The proposal and lump sum price from Alpall Pty Limited for the amount of $569,400.00 (excluding GST) be accepted for the Eileen Cammack amenities upgrade.

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

 

 


 

 

3        RFT20/21-40 Parker Street Reserve and Cook Park Floodlights          

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT20/21-40 Parker Street Reserve and Cook Park Floodlights be received

2.     The tender from Hix Group Pty Ltd for the amount of $771,500.00 (excluding GST) be accepted for Parker Street Reserve and Cook Park Sports Field Lighting.

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

 

2        RFT 20/21-35 River Road Deviation                                                          

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 20/21-35 River Road Deviation be received

2.     The tender from Western Earth Moving Pty Ltd for the amount of $7,093,399.10 (excluding GST) be accepted for RFT20/21-35 River Road Deviation noting that an acceptable financial report was received prior to this meeting date.

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

 

4        RFT21/22-03 Parker Street Fields and Irrigation Reconstruction Works                                                                                                           

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

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT21/22-03 Parker Street Fields and Irrigation Reconstruction Works  be received

2.     The tender from Romba Pty Ltd for the amount of $571,965.50 (excluding GST) be accepted for Parker Street field and Irrigation Reconstruction Works noting that an acceptable financial report was received prior to this meeting date

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

5        Organisational Performance Report - June 2021                                    

179  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Aaron Duke seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Organisational Performance Report - June 2021 be received.

2.     The Organisational Performance Report - June 2021 as at 30 June 2021, including the revised estimates outlined in this report, and detailed in the Organisational Performance Report- June 2021, be adopted.

3.     Council revote the works as detailed in the Recommended Revoted Works Lists, detailed in the Organisational Performance Report June 2021 for inclusion in the 2021-22 Operational Plan.

 

6        Release existing easement over Lot 106 DP1236304 and support the creation of a replacement easement, limited in stratum benefiting Penrith City Council                                                                                   

180  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Release existing easement over Lot 106 DP1236304 and support the creation of a replacement easement, limited in stratum benefiting Penrith City Council, be received

2.     Council release the existing easement over Lot 106 DP1236304 and support the creation of the new replacement easement as detailed in this report.

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

 

7        Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 July 2021 to 31 July 2021                                                                                                      

181  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Jim Aitken OAM

That:

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

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

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

 


 

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS

 

 

RR 1           COVID-19 Vaccination Hub for St Marys      

Councillor Robin Cook requested that Council write to NSW Health and the Hon Peter Collins AM, Chair of the Board of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District requesting assistance in securing a facility in St Marys for a COVID-19 vaccination hub.

 

RR 2           Provision of Area for Trail Bike Riding

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that Council staff investigate providing an area in the Local Government Area which would be suitable for legal trail bike riding.

 

RR 3           COVID-19 Updates    

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested that Council staff ensure that residents in the Penrith LGA, in particular in the 8 suburbs of concern, who are likely to be impacted by COVID-19 and restrictions, receive updates via mechanisms other than social media.

 

RR 4           Increase in Waste Collection Services

Councillor Bernard Bratusa requested additional bin collections during COVID-19 restrictions and that Council staff assist residents in the correct use of the 3 bin system.

 

RR 5           Run off from Group Home in North Avenue, Llandilo   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memo reply advising whether Council has written to the EPA concerning run off from the Group Home in North Avenue, Llandilo and, if so, also requested copies of any correspondence with the EPA regarding this matter.

 

RR 6           Additional Yellow Bin Collection

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memo reply on the likely cost of providing an additional pick up per month of yellow recycling bins for the remainder of 2021.

 

RR 7           Helipad - Penrith Lakes      

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested information regarding the proposed flight path to and from the proposed helipad at Penrith Lakes.

 

RR 8           Local Celebration Awards 

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memo reply providing information about the Local Celebration Awards and whether they will replace the Australia Day Awards.

 

RR 9           Committee of the Whole - Legal Matter        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested consideration of a matter in Committee of the Whole as it refers to information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance and law and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

Councillor Todd Carney left the meeting at 7.51pm and did not return.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

182 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 7:51pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

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

 

 

Outcome 7

 

2        Proposed Licence for Site Compound - Edwards Place Carpark, Penrith                 

 

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        General Manager Contract Renewal                                                                               

 

This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as the report refers to personnel matters concerning particular individuals and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

4        Legal Matter

 

          This item has been referred to Committee of the Whole as it refers to information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance and law and discussion of the matter in open meeting would be, on balance, contrary to the public interest.

 

 

The meeting resumed at 8:28.pm and the Mayor reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 7:51pm on 23 August 2021, the following being present

 

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM, Bernard Bratusa, Brian Cartwright, Robin Cook, Marcus Cornish, Kevin Crameri OAM, Greg Davies, Mark Davies, Aaron Duke, Ross Fowler OAM, 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        Proposed Licence for Site Compound - Edwards Place Carpark, Penrith                 

RECOMMENDED on the motion of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Kath Presdee   

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Licence for Site Compound - Edwards Place Carpark, Penrith be received

2.     Council provides its approval subject to the proposed terms and conditions listed within the report to issue a licence over the land for the purpose of a site compound.

3.     A Common Seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be affixed to any necessary documentation.

 

 

3        General Manager Contract Renewal                                                                               

RECOMMENDED on the motion of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa      

CW3 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on General Manager Contract Renewal be received

2.     Council authorise the Mayor to offer and enter into a new contract with the General Manager to extend the General Manager’s employment in accordance with the report and recommendations.

3.     Details of the new contract and salary package be reported to the next open Council Meeting.

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

183 RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Bernard Bratusa that the recommendations contained in the Committee of the Whole and shown as CW1, CW2 and CW3 be adopted.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 8:30pm.

 



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                                               

   


Notices of Motion

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Councillors - Consecutive Terms                                                                                       1

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

Notice of Motion

1          Councillors - Consecutive Terms            

 

 

Councillor Marcus Cornish TO MOVE:

 

“Council write to the Office of Local Government, NSW Premier and Minister for Local Government recommending that councillors be limited to 3 consecutive terms per ward in a council that has wards and 4 consecutive terms for councils who do not have wards.”

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


 

 

 

 

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Reports of Committees

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee Meeting held on 11 August 2021                                                                                                                                              1

 

2        Report and Recommendations of the Resilience Committee Meeting held on 18 August 2021                                                                                                                                    4

 

3        Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 6 September 2021                                                                                                                                    9

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Access Committee MEETING

HELD ON 11 August, 2021

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Chair), Councillor Robin Cook, Dianne Brookes, Matthew Roger, Farah Madon, Carole Grayson, Allan Windley, Grahame Howe – Building Assets Coordinator, Hans Meijer – City Assets Manager, Jeni Pollard – City Resilience Manager, Lila Kennelly – Community Resilience Coordinator, Craig Squires – Building Certification, Marcela Hart – Community Capacity Lead.

EXTERNAL PRESENTER

Belinda Berryman – Community Engagement Lead - Nepean Dubbo NSW Health Infrastructure.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were accepted from Anthony Mulholland and later by Allan Windley due to internet connection issues.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Access Committee Meeting - 16 June 2021

The minutes of the Access Committee Meeting of 16 June 2021 were confirmed..

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

 

Lila Kennelly reported that the upcoming DCP review and particularly the chapter on access, is now expected to go on formal exhibition in early 2022 with the changes to Council election timelines. The DCP amendments with the access updates will be taken to the October 2021 meeting.  The document will be sent to committee members prior to the next meeting to allow ample time for review.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

OUTCOME 2 - WE PLAN FOR OUR FUTURE GROWTH

 

Update on Nepean Hospital Redevelopment

 

No report was included in the Business Paper, however Belinda Berryman presented on the progress for the hospital redevelopment.  The first tower is almost complete with final fitout currently underway and a staged move in scheduled for early 2022.

 

Belinda detailed the new mapping and wayfinding system that will be implemented to help visitors orientate themselves around the facility.

 

Concerns raised by the committee included:

•        Suggestion for braille and tactile to be included within the signage system

•        Height of signage to be lowered to 1600mm

 

Ramp access to Parker Street construction has been approved.

 

Concerns raised by the committee included:

•        Safety concerns around accessing the carpark along the driveway

 

 

Outcome 6 - We are healthy and share strong community spirit

 

1        Disability Access Improvement Program 2020-2021

Several projects were funded over the past financial year to improve access including the installation of pram ramps at Robin Wiles Park, North St Marys, upgrade of footpath at St Clair dog park, upgrade to the footpath connecting Brian King Park to Braddon Street, Oxley Park and upgrades to bathrooms at Ripples in St Marys.

Concerns in relation to the upgrades to the bathrooms at Ripples by the committee included:

•        Incorrect type of grab rails used throughout the facility

•        No backrest on the toilet

•        Seat in the shower incorrect

•        Incorrect shower hose connection                                                                  

RECOMMENDED

That  the information contained in the report on Disability Access Improvement Program 2020-2021 be received.

 

2        Highlights of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021

Lila Kennelly advised that the presentation will be made at the final Access Committee meeting currently scheduled for October 2021. However, some very significant achievements have been made in this area including the Nepean Jobs for All project, Everyone Can Play and a variety of other projects listed in the report.

A suggestion was made by the committee for Disability Awareness training for Council staff.

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on Highlights of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-2021 be received.

 

3        Access Committee Revised Terms of Reference

Jeni Pollard confirmed that the final meeting will be held in October 2021. Council will soon be going out with a public invitation for community members to join the Access Committee. A suggestion to increase the number of people on the committee by up to two people.

         

 

 

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Access Committee Revised Terms of Reference be received.

2.     The Terms of Reference for the Access Committee be adopted.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Accessible Taxi Rank at St Clair Shopping Centre

 

Previously GB5 from the Access Committee Meeting held on 16 June 2021. Matt Roger has contacted the management of the St Clair shopping centre re the lack of an accessible taxi rank at the centre. A plan is currently being considered however, due to restrictions with COVID-19 plans have been put on hold.

 

GB2            Update to Building Code

 

Farah Madon advised that the updated Building Code to be implemented in 2022 will have a specific section on Liveable Housing. However, NSW is the only state that is going to reject the plan.

 

GB3            Introduction of new Council staff

 

Lila Kennelly introduced Marcela Hart who has recently joined Council in the role of Community Capacity Lead and will be working with the Access Committee.

 

Final meeting will be held on 13 October 2021.

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 6.33pm.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 August, 2021 be adopted.

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Resilience Committee MEETING

HELD ON 18 August, 2021

 

 

 

PRESENT

Councillors Karen McKeown OAM (Chair), Robin Cook, Kath Presdee; Carina Fernandes, Nevin Sweeney, Helen Ryan.

IN ATTENDANCE

Jeni Pollard – Manager City Resilience, Belinda Atkins – Sustainability and Resilience Lead, Andrew Hewson – Sustainability Education Officer.

 

APOLOGIES

Apologies were received from Victor Carey, Andrea Connor, Stephen Bygrave, noting that Stephen Bygrave has resigned his position on the Resilience Committee as he has now retired from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Resilience Committee Meeting - 19 May 2021

The minutes of the Resilience Committee Meeting of 19 May 2021 were confirmed.

 

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF MANAGER – CITY RESILIENCE

 

The Chair, Cr Karen McKeown introduced Jeni Pollard, Manager City Resilience to the Resilience Committee. Jeni noted that as Manager City Resilience within the City Future’s Directorate, she now has carriage of the Sustainability and Resilience, City Economy and Marketing and City Activation, Community and Place teams with these areas coming together to work more closely on building resilience of our city and community in the future.

 

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 5 - We care about our environment

 

1        Cooling the City Showcase Update

Belinda Atkins introduced the report and along with Andrew Hewson presented on the Cooling the City Initiatives Showcase, including the two components of the Showcase; the video/animation series and the discussion paper, with the aim of the Showcase being to highlight and promote cooling the city initiatives and achievements to the community, increase awareness of urban heat and the importance of cooling, and demonstrate Council’s leadership and commitment to creating a cooler, resilient and more liveable city through advocacy. An update was provided on both components of the Showcase.

 

The four videos and 1 animation, 2-3 minutes in length, include the topic areas of resilience in action, summer heat in western Sydney, adapting your home to beat the heat, trees transforming Penrith, and the urban heat island effect. The videos have been finalised and are currently being uploaded to Council’s YouTube channel as a playlist. The animation was shown to the Committee at the meeting. The link to the videos will be provided to the Committee once the videos are accessible. The videos will be promoted with various community messaging over the coming months on our social media platforms and through our community newsletters.

 

It was noted that the draft cooling the city discussion paper has been developed identifying five priority areas for advocacy following consultation/engagement with planners across Western Sydney Councils. The five priorities were presented to the Committee. The next steps for the draft discussion paper include further consultation, a councillor briefing and the preparation of the advocacy and communications plans to advocate for positive change to the planning system to address urban heat and assist in cooling the city.

                                                                                                                                                      

RECOMMENDED

That  the information contained in the report on Cooling the City Showcase Update be received.

 

2        CoolSaver Program

Belinda Atkins presented on the Endeavour Energy CoolSaver Program.

 

Following on from the success of the PowerSavers Program, Council has partnered with Endeavour Energy to promote CoolSaver to households within five suburbs across the Penrith LGA (Penrith, South Penrith, Kingswood, Jamisontown and Glenmore Park). The CoolSaver Program aims to increase energy efficiency, help households save on their bills and reduce peak demand on the electricity network during summer through the use of smart technology.

 

Participants in the program will receive a smart thermometer and subscription to an app for free and will then be able to use their smart device to control their air conditioning system throughout summer to use energy more efficiently. Between 1 November and 31 March participating households will also take part in up to 20 event days (hottest days) whereby air conditioning systems will be controlled by Endeavour Energy to increase temperatures and improve energy efficiency during peak demand times.

 

Council will promote the CoolSaver Program to residents within the five targeted suburbs through social media including geotargeted Facebook posts and stories, the website and the sustainability e-newsletter.

 

For more information on eligibility or to register go to:

 

https://www.endeavourenergy.com.au/modern-grid/projects-and-trials/coolsaver

 

 

RECOMMENDED

That the information contained in the report on CoolSaver Program be received.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Greening Our City Grants Program

 

Andrew Hewson provided an update on the Greening Our City Grants Program. Under this program Council is planting 5000 trees in up to six of Penrith’s most vulnerable communities. The planting in parks has commenced with plantings of smaller trees (i.e. 300ml/tubestock) and the street tree planting component (planting 25-40L trees) will start from March 2022. A soft launch of the project with a media release will be undertaken in September with a more formal project launch to occur once the street tree planting commences. Signage is being developed for the planting sites and information will shortly be provided on Council’s Your Say page. It was noted that Council is in the process of recruiting an engagement officer who will engage with residents around tree planting and the benefits/importance of cooling the city, provide resources for residents and schools and respond to customer enquiries. The learnings from the St Marys tree planting pilot project will be applied to this project to increase success in terms of tree maintenance and reduced vandalism.

 

Council was also successful in receiving grant funding in the second round of the Greening Our City Program for a tree planting project including industrial areas and corridors which will see good outcomes in increasing green cover/tree canopy across the LGA.

 

GB 2           Emergency Preparedness Week

 

Andrew Hewson presented on Emergency Preparedness Week. Council participates in Emergency Preparedness Week each year as part of our commitment to Resilient Sydney and actions within the Resilient Sydney Strategy. Resilient Sydney undertake this project in partnership with Red Cross on a regional basis and provide a communications package to local councils for us to activate the program locally. Emergency Preparedness week will be held from 20-27th September 2021. Council will provide a media release for the local media and will also promote the week and the ‘get prepared app’ to the Penrith community through our social media channels. Messaging in 2021 will assist the community in preparing for summer heat and bushfire season amid COVID.

 

GB 3           Resilient Penrith Action Plan and Emergency Dashboard

 

Belinda Atkins provided an update on the Resilient Penrith Action Plan noting that the Plan was adopted on 28 June 2021. The Sustainability and Resilience team are working with the Corporate Planning and Reporting team to build the Resilient Penrith Action Plan into IP&R framework/community plan. The key directions/sustainable development goals have been mapped against the new community outcomes proposed for the new community plan.

 

The Resilient Penrith Action Plan was presented at the National Growth Areas Alliance Symposium in July, where it was well received.

 

A couple of the short-term actions in the Resilient Penrith Action Plan are currently in the planning stages, including working with Sustainability Advantage on a circular economy pathway for Council, and partnering with Resilience NSW to apply their disaster dashboard for the Penrith LGA. The dashboard provides links to information for preparedness and recovery from disasters, as well as live data feeds from emergency services during emergencies. The dashboard accessible to the community from Council’s website will provide a one stop shop for residents to go to for information during an emergency – and will enhance access to real-time information and improve communication of emergency information. The dashboard is currently being set up and will be promoted to the community through our communication channels prior to summer.

 

GB 4           Sustainable Buildings Policy

 

Belinda Atkins provided an update on the revision of the Buildings Policy. The Buildings Policy is currently being revised with a proposed threshold in place for council buildings over $5million to meet 5 star greenstar certification, and under $5 million to meet the mandatory criteria and 30% desirable criteria in the sustainable buildings checklist. The Sustainable Buildings Checklist and Policy have been updated to achieve industry best practice in sustainable design, maximise council environmental performance, future proof council assets, demonstrate leadership and increase investment within Penrith.

 

The revised Buildings Policy has been presented to Council’s leadership team. Further information around financial implications of sustainability criteria and certification is being collated to develop a couple of Penrith based case studies (including 131 Henry Street, the Police Cottage located on the Nepean River/Regatta Park, and Soper Place). The revised Policy will be presented at a councillor briefing.

 

GB 5           Resilience Committee Review

 

Belinda Atkins noted that the August meeting was to be the last meeting of this term of the Resilience Committee, however due to COVID restrictions Council elections have been postponed until December 2021. This means that the Resilience Committee term will be extended with another meeting of the Resilience Committee to be held in November. Whether the November meeting is face-to-face or online will be determined based on the situation at the time.

 

A review of the Resilience Committee will be undertaken. As a part of this review an online survey will be provided to committee members within the next few weeks to enable the committee members to provide feedback on how the committee has worked, strengths, weaknesses and suggestions on improvements if the committee is to continue in 2022. The survey will be sent to committee members via email.

 

GB 6           Committee Member General Business

 

Cr Karen McKeown informed the Committee about her involvement as a panellist in the Big Green Talk event to be held on 19 August, hosted by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. Other speakers include Dr Renee Prokopavicius, Western Sydney University, Leigh Staas, Macquarie University, Heather Chaffey, Link Wentworth and Leanne Tobin, Indigenous Artist. The event is about looking at the changing landscapes of Penrith, green spaces now and in the future, what makes our city liveable and the sort of place where people can survive and thrive.

 

Cr Kath Presdee raised the Economic/Social taskforce and asked for an update on the outcomes of these taskforce which were established in 2020 to address COVID concerns and plan for recovery. Cr Karen McKeown noted that the Taskforce had been wound up, however actions developed through the taskforce recovery plans are still being implemented. A meeting was recently held with multicultural community leaders to discuss the COVID situation and to work together on messaging and how to get the correct messaging out to the community. Weekly meetings are also being held with business leaders on how Council can support business. It was also noted that the Local Emergency Management Committee alongside Council are working with priority groups during this recent COVID situation. The Good Neighbour Program including the good neighbour postcards that can be placed in people’s letterbox to offer assistance or just check-in with neighbours was noted as a good program to promote at this time to encourage the community to support each other.

 

Jeni Pollard noted that food security has become a concern for vulnerable communities in hot spot areas and Council is working with others to provide food supplies/hampers to those in need.

 

Cr Karen McKeown thanked Committee members for their time, input and feedback and acknowledged the efforts of staff.

 

GB 7           Resilience Committee Meeting Dates

 

The next Resilience Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 November 2021,

6-8pm.

 

 

There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed the time being 7:18pm.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Resilience Committee meeting held on 18 August, 2021 be adopted.

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
 Local Traffic Committee MEETING

HELD ON 6 September, 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), Andrew Jackson - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair), Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Senior Constable Stephen Page - Nepean Police Area Command (PAC).

IN ATTENDANCE

Steve Grady - Busways, Adam Wilkinson - Engineering Services Manager, David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator, Graham Green - Senior Traffic Engineer, Kablan Mowad - Senior Traffic Engineer, Anthony Baradhy - Traffic Engineering Officer, Caleb O’Reilly - Trainee Engineer, Mia Ecob – Acting Engineering Services Secretary, Kylie Thornley - Traffic Administration Officer, Tiana Dickson - Business Administration Trainee, Daniel Davidson, Senior Traffic Engineer, Lalaine Malaluan - Traffic Engineering Officer, Wendy Read - Road Safety Officer, Paul Bottomley – CDC Bus NSW.

 

APOLOGIES

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen (Representative for the Member for Penrith), Kristy Johnson – Engineering Services Secretary, Sergeant Matthew Shirvington - Nepean Police Area Command (PAC), Councillor Marcus Cornish, Kiera Murphy - Senior Ranger.

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES - Local Traffic Committee Meeting - 2 August 2021

The minutes of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting of 2 August 2021 were confirmed.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Nil.

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

1        Endorsement of Design Plans for the Federal Government Stimulus Commitment Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure)

Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) queried if the swept paths for Penrith Public School were provided to TfNSW previously as he has concerns that if students are waiting at the refuge then the bus has to come to a stop and give way otherwise they will be hit by the bus. Caleb O’Reilly - Trainee Engineer advised the speed cushions shouldn’t affect it but is happy to have a conversation offline.

Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM (Council Representative) asked Steve Grady – Busways if there had previously been a problem at Penrith Public School. Steve Grady – Busways advised nothing had been raised recently but then again over the past 3 weeks school services have been cancelled until the start of Term 4 at this stage.

Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) commented that TfNSW with supplement to Austroads and Guides to traffic management that with the new revision with any new raised crossing that it doesn’t suggest the use of a speed hump and speed advisory sign anymore. This is a TfNSW approach but Council can take any approach they wish in this situation. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator happy to go through this offline to hear the reasoning for this.

Steve Grady – Busways queried for Cambridge Park High School for the relocating of the bus zone posts and wondering if it’s going to reduce the size of the bus zone. Caleb O’Reilly - Trainee Engineer advised no it won’t, it’s just being shifted further away.

Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) for Oxley Park Public School asked if any consideration had been given to the existing speed cushions being removed on Sydney Street. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator advised that at the moment Sydney Street as you come off the Great Western Highway tends to be a high speed route so essentially our position was to try and use the traffic calming on approach to contain that and just monitor it when school resumes and may look at removing them later if needed. Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) also queried if the speed cushions on the southbound approach of Sydney Street now that the TF line has been shifted, would it affect the view of the existing speed cushion.          

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Endorsement of Design Plans for the Federal Government Stimulus Commitment Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure) be received.

2.     Consultation with affected residents and businesses be undertaken regarding the proposed projects.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, design plans prepared by J.Wyndham Prince, Project No. 110722-02, as shown in Attachment 1 be endorsed for construction.

4.     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        Jamison Road, Kingswood - Proposed Bus Zones

Steve Grady – Busways advised he had received quite a few complaints lately where new developments are being constructed that residents of the units are continually parking in bus stops. He would therefore like us to include something in the Pre-DA conversations that if there is a bus stop that it be considered to convert it to a bus zone. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator noted this.                                     

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Jamison Road, Kingswood - Proposed Bus Zones be received.

2.     Bus Zone signage be installed at the two existing bus stops on the northern side of Jamison Road, Kingswood as shown in Appendix 1.

3.     Mr Steve Grady of Busways and the affected residents on Jamison Road be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

3        Anne Street, St Marys - Proposed 'No Parking' Restrictions                  

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Anne Street, St Marys - Proposed 'No Parking' Restrictions be received.

2.     Consultation to be undertaken with affected properties regarding the proposed installation of ‘No Parking’ restrictions on Anne Street, St Marys as shown in Appendix 1.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, ‘No Parking’ restrictions be installed on Anne Street, St Marys as shown in Appendix 1.

4.     Council’s Ranger Services Department and the resident who raised the matter be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

4        Oxen Way, Caddens - Proposed 'No Stopping' Signage                          

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Oxen Way, Caddens - Proposed 'No Stopping' Signage be received.

2.     Consultation be undertaken with the affected properties regarding the proposed ‘No Stopping’ restrictions on Oxen Way, Caddens as illustrated in Appendix 1.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, 10 metres of ‘No Stopping’ restrictions be installed on Oxen Way, Caddens as shown in Appendix 1.

4.     Council’s Rangers and the resident that reported the matter be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

5        Intersection of Stapley Street and Smith Street, Kingswood - Proposed Double Barrier Lines, Give Way Line and Signs and Relocation of 'No Stopping' Signage                                                                                                    

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Intersection of Stapley Street and Smith Street, Kingswood - Proposed Double Barrier Lines, Give Way Line and Signs and Relocation of 'No Stopping' Signage be received.

2.     Consultation to be undertaken with affected properties regarding the proposed Double Barrier Lines, Give Way Lines and Signs and Relocation of 'No Stopping' Signage.

3.     Subject to no substantial objection received, the Double Barrier Lines, Give Way Line and Signs and Relocation of 'No Stopping' Signage be installed in Stapley Street at the intersection with Smith Street as per Appendix 1.

 

4.     Council’s Ranger Services Department and the resident who raised this matter be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

6        Mistletoe Avenue, Claremont Meadows- Proposed Installation of Double Barrier Line Marking and Curve Warning Signage W1-3

Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) queried if the W1-3 was assessed in accordance with Australian Standard 1742.2 in terms of approach speed and the speed of the corner whether the signs are being used consistently. Anthony Baradhy - Traffic Engineering Officer advised that after doing a site inspection of the location it will need to be placed. David Drozd - Traffic Engineering Coordinator advised they will look into it and let him know.                                                                                             

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Mistletoe Avenue, Claremont Meadows- Proposed Installation of Double Barrier Line Marking and Curve Warning Signage W1-3 be received.

2.     Consultation be undertaken with affected properties regarding the Proposed Installation of Double Barrier Line Marking and Curve Warning Signage W1-3 as shown in Appendix 1.

3.     Subject to no substantial objections being received, installation of Double Barrier Line Marking and Curve Warning Signage W1-3 occur on the bend of Mistletoe Avenue, Claremont Meadows as shown in Appendix 1.

4.     Council’s Rangers and the residents who reported the matter be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

7        Phillip Street & Lethbridge Street, St Marys - Endorsement of Design Plans for Changes to Roundabout and Installation of Wombat Crossing

Andrew Jackson - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair) queried if these crossings and loss of car parking spaces are temporary or not. Kablan Mowad - Senior Traffic Engineer advised it was his understanding that yes it’s an interim solution.                                                                                                                              

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Phillip Street & Lethbridge Street, St Marys - Endorsement of Design Plans for Changes to Roundabout and Installation of Wombat Crossing be received.

2.     Design Plans DS2010/000710 (dated 27.07.2021) for the proposed raised wombat crossings and amendments to the roundabout at the intersection of Phillip Street & Lethbridge Street be endorsed for construction subject to:

a.   A street lighting assessment be conducted by Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport in accordance to ensure compliance with the relevant lighting category at the intersection and pedestrian crossing locations.

b.   If the street lighting assessment identifies that current street lighting at the crossings and intersection do not meet the relevant lighting category Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport undertake any necessary works required to ensure compliance with the relevant lighting category at the intersection and pedestrian crossing locations.

c.   Consultation be undertaken by Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport with affected residents in Phillip Street and Lethbridge Street via a letterbox drop including plans of the proposal and subject to no objections being received the proposal be approved for construction.

d.   Any other supporting works required for the proposed raised wombat crossings and amendments to the roundabout at the intersection of Phillip Street & Lethbridge Street, St Marys be undertaken by Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport.

 

8        Old Bathurst Road and Smith Street, Emu Plains – Endorsement of Design Plans for Construction of a Roundabout

Raymond Tran - Transport for NSW (TfNSW) supports this in principle but thinks some changes need to be made such as the Give Way sign and that it needs to be shifted closer to the roundabout and some minor changes are needed to the line marking on the left hand lane.                                                                                                               

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Old Bathurst Road and Smith Street, Emu Plains – Endorsement of Design Plans for Construction of a Roundabout be received.

2.     Design Plans 150407-EPL-RO-DRG-27000 (dated 29.06.2021) for the construction of the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Bathurst Road and Smith Street, Emu Plains be endorsed for construction.

3.     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.

 

9        Intersection of Luttrell Street and Allison Drive, Glenmore Park - Proposed 'No Stopping' Restrictions

Adam Wilkinson - Engineering Services Manager asked Steve Grady – Busways if this was a suitable solution and Steve Grady – Busways advised yes it is.                    

RECOMMENDED

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Intersection of Luttrell Street and Allison Drive, Glenmore Park - Proposed 'No Stopping' Restrictions be received.

2.     Consultation to be undertaken with affected properties regarding the proposed installation of a ‘No Stopping’ signage at the intersection of Luttrell Street and Allison Drive, Glenmore Park as shown in Appendix 2.

3.     Subject to no objections being received, ‘No Stopping’ signage be installed at the eastern kerbside, 7m south of property driveway No 24 Luttrell Street, Glenmore Park as shown in Appendix 2.

4.     Subject to no objections being received, a ‘No Stopping’ signage be installed at the intersection of Luttrell Street and Allison Drive, Glenmore Park, as shown in Appendix 2.

5.     Busways and Council’s Ranger Services department be advised of Council’s resolution.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

GB 1           Bus stop work meeting      

Steve Grady – Busways advised it was in the media this morning that bus drivers in Southwest Sydney and parts of Western Sydney have gone on a 2 hour stop work meeting it is in relation to a bus driver who has covid-19 who is in intensive care. He advised this has not affected any bus services in the Penrith LGA. Steve Grady – Busways also advised they are still operating on a Saturday timetable at this stage which will be in place until at least the end of the month and possibly into October 2021. There are also no school buses operating as directed by TfNSW.

RECOMMENDED

That the information be noted. 

 

GB 2           31-33 Lawson Street, Penrith – Request for a disabled parking space   

Councillor Robin Cook (Representative for the Member for Londonderry) received a request from Hearing Australia who have recently moved from Henry Street to Lawson Street that they would like to get a disabled parking space for their customers.

Andrew Jackson - Director Development and Regulatory Services (Chair) queried if it needs  to be on the street. Councillor Robin Cook (Representative for the Member for Londonderry) advised it can be wherever feasible but preferably on Lawson Street, if possible.

RECOMMENDED

That Council’s Traffic Officers investigate the possibility of putting in a disabled parking space on Lawson Street.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairperson declared the meeting closed the time being 9:50am.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee meeting held on 6 September, 2021 be adopted.

  


DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Black Summer Bushfire Grant - application for Visitor Economy Program                       1

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2        Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP                                                                             7

 

3        Submission to the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)                                                                   17

 

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

4        Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2021/22 Road Funding Grants                     25

 

5        Transport for NSW  (TfNSW) Regional Road 2021/22 REPAIR Program (Rehabilitation) Funding Grants                                                                                                                 27

 

6        Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park                                              29

 

7        Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 Nominations and Funding Acceptance for 2021/22                                                        34

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

8        Naming of Reserve - Thomas Smith Reserve, Penrith (Thornton)                                 41

 

9        RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park                                    47

 

10      NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding                                             51

 

 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

11      Election of Deputy Mayor                                                                                                 63

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021                                                         65

 

13      Proposed Road Closure - Webb Street Werrington (North)                                            73

 

14      EOI20/21-02 - Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks                                      76

 

15      Sundry Debtor Write Off                                                                                                   82

 

16      2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant                                                                                86

 

17      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 August 2021 to 31 August 2021   90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Black Summer Bushfire Grant - application for Visitor Economy Program                       1

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

1

Black Summer Bushfire Grant - application for Visitor Economy Program   

 

Compiled by:               Stacey Rossetto, Acting City Economy and Marketing Manager

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, Manager - City Resilience

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We can work close to home

Strategy

Attract investment to grow the economy and increase the range of businesses operating in the region

Service Activity

Promote Penrith as a place to live and work in through events and marketing

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Councillors of an application to the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. The grants program aims to help communities address priorities for recovery and resilience after the 2019-2020 bushfires.

A comprehensive program designed to support the Penrith tourism industry to recover from the 2019 - 2020 bushfires has been developed for the grant application.  Tourism has been identified as a key target sector for economic growth in the Penrith Economic Development Strategy.

The application outlines a proposed program consisting of a two-year plan of action focusing on Tourism Industry Development and Destination Marketing to both support and develop operators, as well as encourage visitation to Penrith. 

Submissions must be received by 6 October 2021 with successful projects announced at the end of the year.  

The report recommends that the information is received and that information regarding the grant proposal is sent to local MPs. 

Background

Over a number of years, Council has worked with industry stakeholders to identify new opportunities and challenges that continue to drive the growth of the visitor economy across the city. The 2019-2020 bushfire season had a profound impact on our community and the local tourism industry, with concerns around the safety of travel and poor air quality impacting on visitor confidence. Many local operators experienced a significant drop in visitation.

Since that time, COVID-19 and restrictions on travel and the operation of businesses have further impacted the local industry already struggling to respond to the long and challenging bushfire season.

The Grant Application and proposed program will deliver on product and brand development as these elements have been identified as important to the industry and essential to growing the local visitor economy to pre-2019 levels. The application proposes to further strengthen the Penrith tourism and events industry with a supporting Destination Marketing Campaign to drive visitation to the area.  

The Grants are offered at an LGA level and if successful, Council will work with both Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury Councils so information is shared across the 3 areas and outcomes are amplified where possible. In developing the application, there has been considerable engagement with both Destination NSW and Destination Sydney Surrounds North. Support has also been sought from local operators and the Chamber of Commerce.

Grant application program overview

The proposed program will support the local tourism industry to recover from the 2019-20 bushfires, as well as the recent floods and COVID-19 pandemic.

This two-year plan integrates two core streams: 

Stream 1 – Penrith Tourism Operator Development Program

The Tourism Operator Development Program will provide for economic recovery through training, networking, site visits & product development open to all operators. A one-on-one business mentoring and coaching tier will further support businesses with strategies and tools for business growth and development of export ready tourism products.  The business mentoring coaching has scope for participation by up to twenty operators, ten operators per year. This program aims to build a stronger, more connected and resilient local tourism industry.

Stream 2 – Penrith Destination Marketing Program

The Destination Marketing Program will deliver campaigns to support the industry by increasing destination awareness, visitation, length of stay and spend. 

The integration of these programs will build economic resilience, future proofing the Penrith tourism industry while retaining and creating local jobs. 

The Destination Marketing Program will consist of three phases: a road to recovery cooperative marketing campaign where Council will leverage Destination NSW and Tourism Australia’s planned campaigns; development of high-quality tourism content assets, and a Penrith brand and marketing campaign.

The broader benefits this marketing program will deliver for the region include improving the perception of Penrith as a tourist and event destination, increasing visitation, visitor spend and visitor referral and boosting the overall economy. This will not only build economic and social recovery, it will also create a resilient tourism economy ready for the opening of The Western Sydney International Airport.  

 

Timing

 

Projects that are successful in securing funding are expected to be announced later this year. The proposed program would be delivered in 2022 and 2023.

 

Financial Implications

 

The grant application is requesting funding of $1,205,765. Additional temporary part time resourcing is required to successfully implement the program over a 2-year period. Conditions of the grant allow for a maximum of 10% of funds to be allocated to staff resourcing. The application brings additional benefit and capacity to our current work in this area and as initial costings for staff resourcing is estimated to exceed 10% of the total grant funding, funds have been identified and are available from within the existing City Economy and Marketing budgets to cover these costs.

Risk Implications

A risk assessment has been conducted as part of the application and strategies to mitigate risk have been identified.  Overall, the program presents low or minimal risk to Council.

Conclusion

It is recommended that Council support this grant application for the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program. A successful outcome will provide funding for Council to develop and deliver a Penrith Destination Management Program driving growth within the tourism sector and delivering on the Penrith Economic Development Strategy and Penrith Destination Management Plan.

Together the Tourism Operator Development Program and Destination Marketing Program will deliver economic and community benefits to the region, creating a resilient tourism economy ready for the opening of The Western Sydney International Airport. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Black Summer Bushfire Grant - application for Visitor Economy Program be received

2.     Information regarding the grant proposal be shared with local MPs.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


 

 

 

 

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Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

2        Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP                                                                             7

 

3        Submission to the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)                                                                   17

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

2

Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP   

 

Compiled by:               Natalie Stanowski, Principal Planner

Natalie White, Planning Information Officer

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

 

Previous Items:           Submission to Housing SEPP - Councillor Briefing - 06 Sep 2021

                                      Submission to exhibition of Draft Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy - Ordinary Meeting - 28 Sep 2020

                                      Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy - Councillor Briefing - 07 Sep 2020      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement to a submission on the proposed new State Environmental Planning Policy – Housing 2021 (Housing SEPP) that has been prepared by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and was exhibited between 31 July 2021 and 29 August 2021. An extension to the submission deadline was requested from DPIE, however this was not granted due to DPIE intending to finalise the SEPP in October 2021.

 

The proposed Housing SEPP seeks to consolidate five existing housing related SEPPs and in addition make several amendments to the existing development controls of these SEPPs. The Explanation of Intended Effects (EIE) for this draft SEPP was exhibited last year between 29 July 2020 and 9 September 2020. Council made a submission at the time, which was endorsed at its Ordinary meeting of 28 September 2020. DPIE have indicated that the submissions made last year have been considered in the development of the SEPP recently exhibited and that they are only seeking feedback to determine whether the draft SEPP provisions will deliver the appropriate balance of certainty and flexibility for all Councils and stakeholders.

 

The proposed Housing SEPP is a significant consideration for Council as a large number of Development Applications (DA’s) and Complying Development Certificate applications (CDC’s) for Boarding Houses, Group Homes, Seniors Housing and Student Housing are received within our LGA. Whilst the majority of Council’s submission has been addressed, there is still significant concern that the draft Housing SEPP does not go far enough in relation to co-living and boarding houses in preventing clustering or improving parking requirements. Also, co-living being permitted in some areas does not provide the required adequate infrastructure to support these land uses.

 

As Penrith has a growing and ageing population, the housing needs and preferences continue to change and it is therefore important we recognise the need for dwellings that are affordable, well-designed, suitably located, that provide adequate levels of amenity and are close to infrastructure and services.

 

It is noted that due to the short timeframe to provide a response to the exhibition, and DPIE’s denial of Council’s extension request, a preliminary submission after Council’s Briefing of 6 September 2021 has been provided to DPIE. The DPIE has also advised us that they will still consider submissions from Councils up until mid-September on the basis that Council is to consider and endorse the submission at tonight’s Council meeting.

Background

Council endorsed a submission to the EIE for the proposed Housing SEPP on 28 September 2020. DPIE indicated that they received a large number of submissions in response to the EIE and those submissions have been considered in the development of the proposed Housing SEPP recently exhibited. In our previous submission on the proposed Housing SEPP in September last year, we raised the following:

 

·    Support the provision to no longer mandate boarding houses in R2 zones.

·    Concerns regarding the clustering of boarding houses, co-living developments and group homes in inappropriate locations.

·    Affordability of boarding housing is not guaranteed, and it is recommended they remain affordable in perpetuity.

·    Parking requirements for boarding houses and co-living developments are inadequate and we recommend parking rates are increased.

·    Councils should be able to set our own design criteria for boarding houses and co-living developments depending on the character of the locality.

 

Further to our initial submission on the proposed Housing SEPP, DPIE sought further feedback as to whether councils would like to continue permitting boarding houses in R2 zones. We provided a response to DPIE regarding an amendment to the Standard Instrument LEP, to prevent the development of boarding houses in R2 zones which was consistent with our previous submission. Councillors were advised in a memo dated 2 June 2021 of our response to DPIE in support of the removal of Boarding Houses as a mandated land use in Councils LEP for R2 zones. The finalisation of the Housing SEPP will also remove boarding houses being mandated in Council’s R2 zone.

 

DPIE have indicated that they have considered the previous submissions in response to the proposed EIE exhibited last year and are now seeking feedback to determine whether the draft SEPP provisions will deliver the appropriate balance of certainty and flexibility for all Councils and stakeholders.

 

The draft Housing SEPP was exhibited from 31 July 2021 to 29 August 2021. A copy of the draft SEPP is provided as Attachment 1. Council staff wrote to DPIE to request an extension to the submission deadline in order to brief and report to Council on the proposed amendments, particularly the matters around co-living and boarding houses, and report a final submission for endorsement at tonight’s meeting.

 

Unfortunately, Council were not granted an extension on this occasion. DPIE has indicated that it intends on finalising the proposed Housing SEPP in October this year and will therefore not accept late submissions. This is disappointing given there are some matters as outlined in the table below which have been included in the drafting of the SEPP but not exhibited in the EIE.  A memo was sent to Councillors on 29 August 2021 detailing how the General Manager wrote to DPIE to express his frustration with the response officers received from DPIE detailing the refusal for extension of the submission deadline requested by Council. DPIE responded to the General Manager advising they understand Council’s reasoning to request the extension however indicated that due to the tight timeframes to finalise the Housing SEPP, they will not be accepting any comments after 29 August 2021. A draft submission, as provided in Attachment 2, has been sent to DPIE. The DPIE has also advised us that they will still consider submissions from Councils up until mid-September pending an endorsed submission from tonight’s meeting.

Proposed SEPP amendment

DPIE are seeking to consolidate the below five housing related SEPPs into the proposed new ‘Housing SEPP’:

 

·      State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009

·      State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors and People with a Disability) 2004

·      State Environmental Planning Policy No 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes)

·      State Environmental Planning Policy No 21—Caravan Parks

·      State Environmental Planning Policy No 36—Manufactured Home Estates

 

The Housing SEPP also makes a number of changes to the existing development controls including:

·    Removing boarding houses as a mandated land use in Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for R2 zones.

·    Requiring boarding houses to remain affordable in perpetuity.

·    Introducing provisions for ‘Co-living housing’, a new form of housing that provides small private rooms (which may or may not include private kitchen and bathroom facilities), offset by access to managed communal spaces.

·    Inserting recently made provisions for short term rental accommodation and build to rent housing.

·    Include the recently updated social housing provisions.

·    Incorporate amendments to seniors housing provisions.

·    Amend Penrith’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) in relation to secondary dwellings in rural zones.

 

All five housing related SEPPs aim to deliver affordable rental housing and although we support the consolidation of them into the proposed Housing SEPP, there needs to be further consideration to also seek to increase affordable housing ownership to assist with entering into the property market or to provide for pathways to ownership.

 

The below table provides a summary of the proposed changes to the Housing SEPP, whether it is consistent with Council’s previous submission and what has or has not changed: 

 

Proposed change

Consistent with Council position

Was the change Previously exhibited

Comments

 

Boarding Houses

Permissibility

·    Boarding Houses now must be managed by a Community Housing Provider (CHP).

 

 

Yes

Yes

·    This change is supported.

·    We also recommend specific controls to ensure the ongoing management of these developments by CHP’s or reference to controls within our DCP including requirements to ensure safety and security provisions are being met.

 

·    Boarding Houses are now required to remain affordable in perpetuity.

Yes

No

·    This change is supported.

·    Council’s submission recommended boarding houses to be affordable in perpetuity.

·    The intent for boarding to be managed by a CHP ensures affordability.

·    The SEPP though doesn’t have provisions regarding how this will be secured, the onus is on Council to enforce this. This is a costly impost, but we will seek to manage it through conditions of consent accompanied with approved DA’s.

 

·    Boarding Houses will not be mandated in R2 Zones

 

Yes

Yes

·    This change is supported.

·    However, we also advocate for strengthened locational requirements to avoid any potential clustering, particularly in R3 zones and in addition propose a dwelling limit is also applied to development in R3 zones where RFBs are not permitted.

 

·    Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) permitted to construct boarding houses in R2 zones on government owned land.

·    Boarding houses in R2 zone will not have more than 12 boarding rooms.

Neutral

Yes

·    We do not strongly object to this provision, as long as the developments are in line with the bulk and scale of surrounding dwellings and are on land that is currently owned by LAHC.

·    We also advocate for strengthened locational requirements to avoid potential clustering of boarding houses occurring through the development by LAHC.

 

Design Standards

·    The design of the development must be compatible with the character of the local area

Yes

Yes

·    This is supported.

·    We will be seeking to introduce specific character controls for certain R3 and R4 locations through our comprehensive DCP Review.

 

·    A bonus Floor Space Ratio (FSR) of 25% will be permitted for boarding houses in a zone where Residential Flat Buildings (RFB’s) are permitted

Yes

Partially

·    This is supported.

·    The initial EIE proposed a bonus 20% FSR.

·    Under Penrith LEP 2010, RFB’s are only permitted in R4 zones under our LEP, which is an appropriate location for higher densities due to availability of supporting infrastructure.

 

·    Parking:

For development carried out by a LAHC provider:

At least 0.2 spaces for each boarding room in an accessible area or

At least 0.4 spaces for each boarding room

·    For development not carried out by a LAHC provider:

at least 0.5 spaces for each boarding room

No

Yes

·    We do not support the parking rate for boarding houses. Council has previously objected to this provision. We also request that the parking aligns with our DCP requirements where we note whether a stacked or covered space is required.

 

 

Setbacks:

the front, side and rear setbacks -

·    R2 or R3 zones -the minimum setback requirements for multi dwelling housing under a relevant planning instrument,

·    R4 zones—the minimum setback requirements for residential flat buildings under a relevant planning instrument

Yes

No

·    This change is supported as it requires consistency with Councils DCP.

·    The ARH SEPP currently doesn’t have provisions for setbacks.

 

 

Co-Living Houses

Permissibility

·    Privately owned boarding houses are now separately defined as ‘Co-living’ developments

Yes

Yes

·    This change is supported, as it provides clarification between ‘affordable’ boarding houses and those for private market rent.

 

·    Co-living is permissible where RFBs or Shop-top housing is permitted under an EPI, other than land zoned R2.

 

No

No

·    Penrith LEP 2010 permits shop top housing in R1, R3, R4, B1, B2, B4 and RU5 zones.

·    We do not support co-living housing being permitted in the above zones where shop-top housing is permitted, with the exception of B4 zones, as we do not have the infrastructure to support the clustering of these developments in certain suburbs where these zones apply, particularly in the B1 and B2 zones.

·    We request to defer from this clause or alternatively we suggest that a clause is included advising that controls set for multi dwelling housing in the relevant planning instrument apply to this development.

 

Design Standards

·    An FSR bonus of 10% will be permitted on non-heritage land and in a zone where RFBs are permitted.

Yes

No

·    This change is supported, as co- living development is permitted in appropriate higher density locations (R4 zones), with high accessibility to services and facilities including train stations and has limited impacts on amenity.

 

·    Parking requirements:

·    For development carried out within the Greater Sydney region—the lesser of—

·    the maximum number of parking spaces permitted under a relevant planning instrument, or

·    0.5 parking space for each private room

No

Yes

·    We do not support the parking rate for co-living development.

·    Council has previously raised concerns with this in our initial submission to the EIE last year. We also request that the parking aligns with our DCP requirements where we note whether a stacked or covered space is required.

 

 

·    the design of the building will be compatible with the character of the local area

Yes

Yes

·    This is supported.

·    We will be seeking to introduce specific character controls for certain R3 and R4 locations through our comprehensive DCP Review.

 

Student Housing

·    Student Housing is no longer proposed as a separate land use. Instead, on campus student accommodation will continue to be facilitated through the Education SEPP and off-campus accommodation can be facilitated through the proposed ‘Co-living’ housing provisions.

Yes

No

·    This change is supported.

 

 

Group Homes

Proposed amendments to group home controls will not proceed at this time. These include:

·    Introducing CDC’s being issued to private developers for group homes

·    CDC’s being issued for group homes in R2 zones

·    Group homes being permissible in rural areas

Existing Group Home provisions will now be transferred in their current form to the proposed Housing SEPP.

Yes

Yes

·    We raised concerns about these amendments in our initial submission and therefore support this decision for the current provisions to remain.

·    We will undertake a further review of these controls once DPIE re-exhibit them and we can provide a submission.

·    We will seek early engagement on the amendments.

 

 

Secondary Dwellings in Rural zones

·    A new optional clause 5.5 of the Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Order 2006 has been introduced for secondary dwellings on land in a rural zone. Schedule 8 of the of the public consultation draft will reinstate the desired controls for secondary dwellings in rural zones and is supported.

 

Yes

No

·    This change is supported.

·    In April 2021, officers wrote to DPIE to reinstate the previous controls (Memo sent to Clrs 23 April).

·    Amendments made by DPIE inadvertently removed planning controls from Penrith LEP 2010, relating to the size of a secondary dwelling in rural zones. This results in the removal of limits on the size of a secondary dwelling in rural zones.

·    Previously, Clause 5.4(9) of LEP 2010 set the maximum floor space of secondary dwellings in rural areas at 60m2 or 10% of the total floor area of the principal or main dwelling, whichever is the greater. 

 

Seniors Housing

Permissibility

·    Land in the Metropolitan Rural Area (MRA) is excluded from the application of the SEPP (except residential and business zones).

 

No

Yes

·    We appreciate that DPIE continues to limit the application of Seniors Housing provisions to ensure the original intent of protecting the values of the MRA.

·    The SEPP acknowledges that Seniors Housing can be permitted under another environmental planning instrument to enable its permissibility.

·    Therefore, Council will continue to permit Seniors Housing in the RU5 Village zone under Penrith LEP, where supporting social infrastructure, community facilities, and transport is available.

·    Seniors Housing in the RU5 can not rely on the Housing SEPP for its provisions and therefore Council will need to refine its controls to facilitate this development.

 

 

Design Standards

Different standards will apply between private developments and developments on LAHC land including:

·    lowering of parking rates for private dwellings.

·    Any lift exemptions that result in inadequate accessibility to all housing in the community.

No

No

·    We do not support this provision and request that parking rates are consistent for both LAHC and private dwellings.

 

 

 

Financial Implications

 

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

Risk Implications

If the Draft SEPP is made as proposed, it will have the following implications on development throughout Penrith LGA:

·    Development applications received for Boarding Houses and Co-living Housing may not be consistent with Councils views on clustering of these developments and in addition will impact on neighbourhood amenity.

·    Co-living housing will be permissible in areas where we don’t have adequate infrastructure to support the rapid development of these housing types.

·    Parking requirements for Boarding Houses and Co-living housing won’t be satisfactory or consistent with the standards set in our DCP.

Conclusion

The draft Housing SEPP was exhibited on the NSW Planning Portal between 31 July 2021 to 29 August 2021. The proposed SEPP seeks to consolidate five existing housing related SEPPs and make a range of amendments to the existing controls. A number of amendments have been made to the previously exhibited EIE which have been summarised above.

 

However, the consolidation of the five existing housing related SEPPs into the proposed Housing SEPP doesn’t go far enough to consider or include mechanisms to increase affordable housing for purchasers, include provisions to control clustering of Boarding Houses and Co-living housing or address parking requirements with Council’s existing controls.

 

Subject to Councillors endorsement tonight, the submission will be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP be received.

2.     Council endorse the submission provided in Attachment 2 to be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

3.     The final submission is forwarded to Local Government NSW for further advocacy.

4.     Council officers write to residents in Kingswood that are zoned R3 Medium Density to advise them of the changes to Boarding Houses and Co-living housing.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021

93 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Housing SEPP draft submission

7 Pages

Attachments Included

 

 


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

3

Submission to the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)   

 

Compiled by:               Abdul Cheema, City Planning Coordinator

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

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement to a submission on the proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP) that was released on Saturday 14 August 2021 for public exhibition until 26 September 2021.

The proposed SEPP amendments include contemporising the SEPP maps; provisions for solar access and views and vistas; flood evacuation controls; satisfactory arrangements provisions to capture state public infrastructure; and a number of site specific additional permitted uses.

 

The inclusion of the additional permitted uses are generally supported given the opportunities these bring to Penrith. However, this support is subject to further detailed assessment and consideration of the impacts to determine the suitability of these sites for the proposed use. This will be done as a part of the development application / state significant development assessment process by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) as the consent authority.

 

Council officer’s views on these proposed SEPP amendments are provided in the report for Councillor’s consideration and are included in our submission to DPIE. A fundamental concern remains the absence of strategic master planning for the site, and more critically the development of a parkland that is accessible to the public, which has been consistently promised to the Penrith community.

It is recommended that Council endorse the submission provided in Attachment 1 to be forwarded to DPIE for its consideration.

Background

The Penrith Lakes SEPP was released on Saturday 14 August 2021 for public exhibition with the exhibition concluding on 26 September 2021. A copy of the consultation paper is provided as Attachment 2 to this report. Maps showing location of sites under consideration is provided as Attachment 3 to this report. Council officers have not had a direct line of sight on the content and timing of the proposed SEPP Amendment ahead of its release.

 

 

 

Current Situation

 

The proposed SEPP amendments include:

 

1.       Contemporising the SEPP maps

2.       New provisions for solar access and views and vistas

3.       Flood evacuation

4.       Satisfactory arrangements provisions to capture State public infrastructure

5.       Include the following site specific additional permitted uses:

a.   A heliport

b.   PLDC Offices

c.   Film production precinct and other ancillary uses (Councillors were informed of this facility in a memo dated 19 February 2021)

d.   Private golf course and associated facilities

e.   Tourism and commercial uses of local heritage item

 

The proposed SEPP Amendments relate to those areas already zoned, except for the private golf course which is currently unzoned and is proposed to be rezoned to Parkland.

 

The additional permitted uses proposed in the SEPP amendment are a result of several development specific rezoning requests to DPIE as they are the planning authority for Penrith Lakes. It should be noted that these proposals will still have to go through a development application process and be assessed on its merits before being determined.

 

A brief outline of the proposed amendments and its assessment that is included in the submission is provided below.

 

1.   Modernising the SEPP maps

 

Proposed Amendment: The mapping contained under the Penrith Lakes SEPP would be updated and consolidated to reflect the Department’s standards for maps. These maps will also be available through the NSW Planning Portal. As part of this update to the mapping, the zone boundaries would also be updated to align with current cadastre boundaries.

 

Assessment: This amendment is supported as it will make information readily available for various stakeholders in line with the current practice for Local Environmental Plans (LEPs).

 

2.   Solar access and key vistas and view corridors

 

Proposed Amendment: The Penrith Lakes SEPP does not currently include provisions that relate to the protection of key vistas and view corridors. Controls regarding solar access protection and impacts on vistas and views are being considered for Penrith Lakes through the draft Penrith Lakes Development Control Plan – Stage 1 (DCP). However, once adopted these DCP provisions would still not apply to State significant development proposed within Penrith Lakes.

 

New provisions are therefore being proposed to be included in the Penrith Lakes SEPP (in addition to the DCP) to ensure impacts on solar access and key views and vistas would be appropriately considered during the Development Application (DA) process for all types of development on land within Penrith Lakes including State significant development that do not need to necessarily need to adhere to DCP controls.

 

Assessment: This amendment is supported given that views from and to heritage buildings, the Regatta Lake, and the Blue Mountains will be maintained for all development types. It will also maintain solar access to land used for open space.

 

3.   Flood evacuation

 

Proposed Amendment: The current flood evacuation clause in the SEPP does not apply to all land within Penrith Lakes. Furthermore, other SEPPs such as Exempt and Complying Development establish land use permissibility within Penrith Lakes through the complying development certificate process, without considering flood evacuation constraints. Given these limitations, the existing flood management provisions under the Penrith Lakes SEPP are proposed to be amended to ensure flood evacuation is being considered for any land use proposal that requires development consent. The clause would preclude new land uses being established within Penrith Lakes through complying development certificate processes and without proper consideration of flood evacuation. The amending SEPP provisions would be supported by a Flood Response Guideline for Penrith Lakes that is being drafted by the Department separate to this SEPP amendment.

 

Assessment: This amendment is supported in principle if the Flood Response Guideline for Penrith Lakes is to facilitate mechanisms for early evacuation. We have advocated for mechanisms to facilitate early evacuation. The Flood Response Guideline for Penrith Lakes needs to be made available before we can determine the impact on our communities and provide feedback on this clause. Furthermore, information is needed on the timeline for this work as it relates to finalisation of SEPP, DCP and ability to consider development proposals including the Nepean Business Park.

 

Council officers don’t know how this will affect the evacuation capacity in the Penrith City Centre nor if the capacity of future development outcomes in Penrith Lakes has been (or has not been) considered in the regional evacuation model. We cannot provide feedback on this clause until we are provided with the above additional information to make an informed decision. In addition, there is uncertainty whether the DCP Stage 1 and this proposed SEPP Amendment will be held up until these guidelines are released. Both the SEPP and the DCP will depend on the flood preparedness and early response guideline in order to enable development applications to be finalised. 

 

4.   Satisfactory arrangements

 

Proposed Amendment: Penrith Lakes SEPP requires satisfactory arrangements to be made for the provision of State public infrastructure before new subdivision of land within an Urban Release Area in Penrith Lakes. Intensive development proposals are being made within Penrith Lakes that include land outside of the Urban Release Area and that do not necessarily involve the subdivision of land. It is proposed to amend the Penrith Lakes SEPP to ensure adequate provision and contribution towards State public infrastructure is being made for all developments

 

Assessment: This amendment is generally supported. However, we have concerns that no provision has been made for local contributions. Even though Penrith Section 7.12 Citywide Development Contributions Plan for Non-Residential Development applies to this land, the satisfactory arrangements clause should also apply to local contributions. The current S7.12 Plan when adopted did not envisage the intensification of Penrith Lakes or the local infrastructure needs from these future developments.

 

5.   Site Specific Additional Permitted Uses

 

DPIE are considering the inclusion of a number of site specific additional permitted uses on land that is already zoned, with the exception the private golf course which is currently unzoned and is proposed to be rezoned to Parkland. Details for each of those uses are provided below:

 

a.   Heliport

 

Proposed Amendment: An 11.26-hectare parcel of land within Penrith Lakes (existing PLDC offices), has been identified as the preferred new site for the Sydney Helicopters’ heliport in response to a submission by the proponent. The SEPP amendment will introduce a new Additional Permitted Use provision to allow this use. The detail of the specific heliport proposal would be considered through the Development Application (Designated Development) lodged with the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces as the consent authority. A Secretary Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) have been issued to guide the preparation of the Development Application that would seek consent and test, in detail, the suitability of the site for the proposed heliport

 

Assessment: The concept of this amendment is supported given the opportunities that the provision of a helicopter facility at the Lakes could bring. However, this support is subject to the appropriate approval process. The heliport adds economic and social value to Penrith Lakes. It adds value to the tourism industry and emergency services operations. The co-location of the use with the proposed Film Production Precinct within Penrith Lakes has the potential to amplify the economic and employment creation benefits of the individual proposals. We have had discussions with the proponent (Sydney Helicopters) regarding the proposal, however the detail of the proposal would be subject to the necessary planning approval process. The proposal is a state significant development with DPIE being the consent authority. This assessment process by DPIE would allow the merits for the proposal including amenity issues such as noise assessment to be considered through the DA process and test, in detail, the suitability of the site for the proposed heliport.

 

b.   Penrith Lakes Development Corporation office site

 

Proposed Amendment: In response to the proposed heliport to be located on land currently occupied by the PLDC offices site, a new site for the PLDC office has been identified within the south west area of already zoned land within Penrith Lakes. This 10,000m2 parcel of land sits south of the Main Lake, fronts Old Castlereagh Road to the east and comprises vacant cleared land. The land is zoned Tourism under the Penrith Lakes SEPP. Offices are a prohibited land use within the Tourism zone. To facilitate the proposed relocation of the PLDC offices, it is proposed to include a new Additional Permitted Use provision under the Penrith Lakes SEPP to permit Offices at the site.

 

Assessment: More details are needed before determining the appropriateness of this amendment. The bulk and scale of the development has not been provided (only land area is known). Council officers would need to ensure that the size of permitted office development does not in the future compete, but rather complement the Penrith City Centre.

 

c.   Film production precinct

 

Proposed Amendment: Penrith Lakes has been identified as the possible site for a 41 hectares new film production precinct as requested by a proponent. The studio proposal is a new high technology and employment precinct. It is proposed to comprise up to 10x production stages / sheds, 3x construction mills that would be used for creating set designs and costumes, filming pool tanks, short- and long-term accommodation, film school / academy, office spaces, ancillary food and drink premises, audience holding areas, car parking and security facilities. Councillors were informed of this facility in a memo dated 19 February 2021.

 

It is DPIE’s intention to include a new Additional Permitted Use provision enabling Film Production as a permissible land use. The proposal will still need to go through a merit-based assessment process as a State Significant DA prior to any determination or approval decision.

 

Assessment: The concept of this amendment is supported as it will bring to Penrith a development that has a capital investment value of $150 million. However, this support is subject to the appropriate approval process. It will also attract about 2,000 jobs during each major production and will stimulate the local economy. The proposed use would also leverage industry opportunities from the Western Sydney Airport and complement the economic activity of the Aerotropolis by enhancing tourism, arts and cultural infrastructure. However, during the development application stage a full understanding of the flood evacuation, urban design, landscaping and local infrastructure requirements are needed.

 

d.   Private golf course

 

Proposed Amendment: A new private golf course and associated facilities are proposed within Penrith Lakes. The site is to the east and north of the Nepean River and south of the Sydney International Regatta Centre. The land is currently unzoned, and the amendment will apply the Parkland zone. Further to this, the proposed extension of the Great River Walk, the Nepean River pump site and the proposed Southern Wetlands will be demarcated from the golf course area.

 

Assessment: A golf course is supported, subject to the proper assessment and approvals, however, there have been a range of commitments for public ownership and access to Penrith Lakes to date. Further clarification is needed regarding how public recreational access will be provided.

 

Applying the Parkland zone to the land and flagging it for private recreational is appropriate to deliver this particular outcome, however this is inconsistent with the community expectations for a public accessible parkland.

 

Lastly, further clarification regarding the relocation of any existing golf courses within the LGA to the Penrith Lakes is needed so this is considered in Council’s strategic land use planning.

 

e.   Landers Inn

 

Proposed Amendment: Landers Inn is a 19th century inn and sandstone barn. The site is currently used for residential purposes. In February 2021, the Department received a request from PLDC for this site to be zoned Tourism, allowing the site to be repurposed and commercially operated for uses such as tourist accommodation, food and drink premises or a function centre. It should be noted that the site is heritage listed under Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1991 (Environmental Heritage Conservation). It is now proposed to list the heritage item under Schedule 3 of the Penrith Lakes SEPP. This will allow the application of clause 28 of the SEPP. Clause 28(10) is a conservation incentives clause that establishes permissibility for any use of a heritage item, where it can be demonstrated to contribute to the protection and conservation of the heritage item. This would allow the merits for any proposed new use of Landers Inn to be considered through a DA process, though under the guidance of a heritage management or heritage conservation management plan.

 

Assessment: This amendment is supported as it is consistent with the approach used under clause 5.10 of Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010. Furthermore, this approach is preferred as opposed to rezoning the site or applying Additional Permitted Use provisions given that the future use of the site has not been confirmed.

 

Conclusion

 

The Penrith Lakes site presents a significant opportunity for the community and our City. Our community’s expectation over the past 20 years has been that the Penrith Lakes will create a diverse open space parkland, including waterway facilities around the lakes, with pedestrian and cycle links from Penrith.

 

A fundamental concern remains regarding the absence of strategic master planning for the site, and more critically the development of a parkland that is accessible to the public, which has been consistently promised to the Penrith community.

 

Noting the above, the concept of certain amendments, especially additional permitted uses is generally supported in principle subject to the appropriate approval process and merits for the proposal including amenity issues to be considered through the approval process.

 

A submission has been prepared that includes input from the Councillor Briefing of 6 September 2021. Subject to Councillors endorsement tonight, the submission will be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Submission to the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP) be received

2.     Council endorse the submission provided in Attachment 1 to be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for their consideration.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Penrith Council's Submission to the proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)

4 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Penrith Lakes SEPP Amendment 2021 Consultation Paper

12 Pages

Attachments Included

3.

Maps showing Location of Sites

6 Pages

Attachments Included

   


Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

4        Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2021/22 Road Funding Grants                     25

 

5        Transport for NSW  (TfNSW) Regional Road 2021/22 REPAIR Program (Rehabilitation) Funding Grants                                                                                                                 27

 

6        Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park                                              29

 

7        Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 Nominations and Funding Acceptance for 2021/22                                                        34

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

4

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2021/22 Road Funding Grants       

 

Compiled by:               John Gordon, City Assets and Presentation Manager

Authorised by:            Brian Steffen, Director - City Services  

 

Outcome

We can get around our city

Strategy

Provide a safe and efficient road and pathway network

Service Activity

Maintain the City’s roads and pathways

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2021/22 Road Funding Grants. TfNSW provides various Road Funding Grants to councils each year, to assist with maintenance of regional roads, road safety and traffic related matters.

 

The report recommends that Council accepts the grants offered.

Background

TfNSW provides various Road Funding Grants to councils each year, to assist with maintenance of regional roads, road safety and traffic related issues.

 

Advice has been received from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) of the following grants for 2021/22:

 

Regional Road and Signs/Traffic Facilities (signs & linemarking block grants)

 

The Regional Road Block Grant is made up of the following components:

 

·    Road component: Allocated to maintenance work on Regional Roads. The allocation for 2021/22 is the same as the 2020/21 allocation amount as no indexing has been applied by the minister.

·    Supplementary Road Component: This is available for road works, as determined by Council, on regional roads. In 2021/22 this component is allocated to the Rural Roads Widening Program for the resurfacing of Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh (from No. 452 to 400m north) and was included in the adopted 2021/22 Operational Plan. This allocation is not indexed and is the same as the amount allocated in previous years;

·    Traffic Facilities Component: For the installation and maintenance of regulatory signs and lines on local and regional roads. The allocation for 2021/22 is the same as the 2020/21 allocation amount as no indexing has been applied by the minister.

 

TfNSW advises that the following 2021/22 Program Funding is available to Council:

 

Regional Roads

2021/22

Basis of grant

Block Grant - Road Component

$543,000

100%

Block Grant – Supplementary Road Component

$156,000

100%

Block Grant – Traffic Facilities Component

$492,000

100%

Total allocation to Penrith City Council:

$1,191,000

 

 

Financial Implications

 

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

Risk Implications

Council is required to formally accept the funding offered in order to guarantee it receives all of the allocated grant funding. Failure to formally accept the funding may result in the grant being withdrawn.  Funding conditions are appropriate for the funding offered.

Conclusion

It is recommended that Council accept the grants being offered and formally thank the State Government for the grants.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) 2021/22 Road Funding Grants     be received

2.     The TfNSW 2021/22 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 all documents as required, and the General Manager (or his delegate) be authorised to sign all necessary legal documents in relation to this matter.

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

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

5

Transport for NSW  (TfNSW) Regional Road 2021/22 REPAIR Program (Rehabilitation) Funding Grants       

 

Compiled by:               John Gordon, City Assets and Presentation Manager

Authorised by:            Brian Steffen, Director - City Services  

 

Outcome

We can get around our city

Strategy

Provide a safe and efficient road and pathway network

Service Activity

Maintain the City’s roads and pathways

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of the Transport for NSW (TfNSW)) 2021/22 Regional Road REPAIR Program Funding Grant. TfNSW provides various Road Funding Grants to Councils each year, to assist with maintenance of regional roads.

 

The report recommends that Council accepts the grant of $300,000 offered toward the pavement reconstruction of Jamison Road, South Penrith between Fragar Road and Penrose Crescent.

Background

TfNSW provides various Road Funding Grants to Councils each year, to assist with maintenance of regional roads.

 

Advice has been received from TfNSW of the following grant for 2021/22:

 

Regional Road (REPAIR program)

Council can access a 50% contribution for specific works on Regional roads under the REPAIR Program. Penrith City Council’s allocation under this program in recent years has been as follows:

 

2020/21:     $300,000

2019/20:     $300,000

2018/19:     $300,000

2016/17:     $300,000

 

TfNSW has advised that Council has been successful in achieving the maximum amount of $300,000 in the 2021/22 REPAIR Program. The allocation consists of $300,000 toward the pavement reconstruction works on Jamison Road, South Penrith between Fragar Road and Penrose Crescent.

 

Council has the matching funds available for the program, which were adopted as part of the Operational Plan at the Ordinary meeting on 28 June 2021.

 

Financial Implications

A matching contribution of $300,000 (50%) has been established under the Roads Reconstruction Program as part of the 2021-22 adopted Operational Plan. The additional $300,000 from the REPAIR Grant will allow Council to deliver the full scope of works along Fragar Road in the current Financial Year.

Risk Implications

Council is required to formally accept the funding offered in order to guarantee it receives all of the allocated grant funding. Failure to formally accept the funding may result in the grant being withdrawn.  Funding conditions are appropriate for the funding offered.

Conclusion

It is recommended that Council accept the grant being offered and formally thank the State Government for the grant.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Transport for NSW  (TfNSW) Regional Road 2021/22 REPAIR Program (Rehabilitation) Funding Grants     be received

2.     Council accept the grant of $300,000, offered under the 2021//22 Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Regional Road REPAIR Program, for the pavement reconstruction works on Jamison Road, South Penrith between Fragar Road and Penrose Crescent.

3.     The common seal of the Council of the City of Penrith be affixed to all documents as required, and the General Manager (or his delegate) be authorised to sign all necessary legal documents in relation to this matter.

 

4.     Council write to the State Government formally thanking them for the REPAIR Program Grant Funding.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

6

Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park    

 

Compiled by:               Walter Sinnadurai, Transportation Planner

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager

Andrew Jackson, Director - Development and Regulatory Services  

 

Outcome

We can get around our City

Strategy

Improve passenger and freight transport connections in the region

Service Activity

Work with government to deliver regional transport infrastructure that meets the needs of our community

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide information to Council regarding the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park. The report further seeks Council’s endorsement of a detailed submission to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in response to the REF.

 

The proposed upgrade of Mamre Road (Stage 1), prepared by TfNSW, incudes a four-lane divided arterial road. This report will provide an assessment of the key issues that form part of TfNSW exhibition material and REF.

 

We recognise the importance of Mamre Road as being a primary north-south transport corridor to support the growth across the southern half of our City and beyond. We continue to advocate to TfNSW for the development of a comprehensive transport network connecting to the airport, with a strong focus on the need for additional east-west arterial connections to complement the existing north-south arterials.

 

The submission also asks TfNSW to assess the potential impacts on congestion and amenity resulting from the cumulative impact of concurrent major capital projects in the area. This feedback has been reflected in Section 1(a) of the Draft Submission.

 

The report recommends that the Engineering Services Manager be authorised to finalise a submission, based on this report, and forward it to TfNSW by the closing date of 1 October 2021.

Background

Mamre Road (Main Road 536) is a State Road connecting Elizabeth Drive in the south to the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway in the north. Mamre Road between Elizabeth Drive and M4 Motorway is currently a two-lane undivided road.

In May 2017, the NSW Government announced the early planning for a future upgrade of Mamre Road, between the M4 Motorway and Kerrs Road, to a four-lane divided road. The upgrade is intended to support economic and residential growth in this area. The preferred corridor plan was exhibited in December 2017.

In December 2017, Council made a detailed submission to the initial strategic design which sought to identify and preserve the road corridor required for the upgrade of Mamre Road.

In October 2020, TfNSW undertook further consultation with various stakeholders for the proposed upgrade of Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park including ISEPP consultation with Penrith City Council.  At its Ordinary Meeting of 30 November 2020, Council resolved to endorse a preliminary high-level submission that would feed into the preparation of the project design.

 

At a recent Councillor Briefing held on 6 September 2021, TfNSW presented to Council the details of the proposed (Stage 1) upgrade.

Current Situation

Following agency and stakeholder consultation, TfNSW has developed the concept design and REF for the upgrade of a 3.8km section of Mamre Road (Stage 1). The design includes a four-lane divided arterial road and TfNSW is now seeking community feedback by Sunday 26 September 2021.  Council has secured a time extension from TfNSW until 1 October 2021 to allow sufficient time to consider and respond to the REF.

 

The key features of the 3.8km section of Mamre Road (Stage 1), that forms the first stage of the full Mamre Road corridor upgrade includes:

·    Upgrade of Mamre Road to a four-lane divided arterial road with a 11m wide central median that would allow for widening to six lanes in the future, if required.

·    Changes to intersections on Mamre Road including:

Ø an upgrade to the existing signalised intersection at Banks Drive including a new western stub for access and a U-turn facility.

Ø a new signalised intersection at Solander Drive including a new western stub for access and a U-turn facility.

Ø a new signalised intersection at Luddenham Road with new turning lanes.

Ø an upgrade to the existing signalised intersection at Erskine Park Road with new turning lanes.

Ø modified intersection arrangements (left in, left out only) at McIntyre Avenue and Mandalong Close.

·    A new shared path along the eastern side of Mamre Road and provision for a future shared path on the western side.

·    Reinstatement of bus stops near Banks Drive with provision for additional bus infrastructure in the future.

·    Changes to property access to Mamre House, Erskine Park Rural Fire Service and other private properties.

·    Drainage and flooding infrastructure upgrades including culvert crossings, water quality basins, grass swales and channel tail-out work.

·    New traffic control facilities including new traffic signals and relocation of existing electronic variable message signage.

·    Roadside furniture and street lighting.

·    Noise walls along the eastern side of Mamre Road at St Clair.

·    Utility relocations.

·    Establishment of temporary ancillary facilities to support construction including compound sites, stockpile and laydown locations, temporary access tracks, temporary waterway crossings and concrete batching plants.

 

Attachment 2 provides further information about the key features of the proposal, changes to intersections, and indicative location of the noise wall.

 

Subject to the NSW Government’s determination and approval process, construction is expected to commence in 2022 and be completed in late 2025.

 

Council Review

 

Council supports and welcomes the TfNSW proposal, including the construction of a four-lane divided arterial road with a wide central median that would allow for future widening to six lanes along Mamre Road.

 

Mamre Road is a critical transport infrastructure corridor that will support predicted future economic and residential growth in the area. This growth is mostly associated with development within the Western Sydney Employment Area, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport. An upgrade of Mamre Road between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Kerrs Road, Mount Vernon was identified to be required to support economic and residential growth in the surrounding area.

 

Key Elements

 

An issue that has been identified includes the inconvenience and increased travel time for regular users of the Mandalong Close and McIntyre Avenue intersections, due to the proposed change to these intersections to be left-in, left-out only. This change is due to the new central median along Mamre Road, which would restrict right-turn movements from these intersections. The U-turn facilities on the western side of the Banks Drive and Solander Drive intersections are proposed to assist with vehicles turning around on Mamre Road, to minimise inconvenience due to the changed property access arrangements. This warrants direct consultation with affected residents, particular within Mandalong Close.

 

The historic Mamre House and the Erskine Park Rural Fire Service station, will be provided with revised access, as existing property accesses would be directly impacted by the proposal.

 

The proposed shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the eastern side of Mamre Road is proposed to be about three metres wide, with slightly more room provided at the potential future bus stop locations. The shared paths will connect to local roads and informal pedestrian pathways in St Clair to the east of Mamre Road.

 

This project recognises and enhances local places and landscape character through a landscape approach that reinforces the diversity of natural settings across the study area including waterways, bushland and remnant planting.

 

The hydrology and hydraulic assessments have considered both South Creek mainstream flooding and local catchment flooding.  A TUFLOW HPC flood model was developed for the purpose of this assessment. Overall, the proposed road upgrade and its flood impact assessment results show minimal impact on flooding up to the 1%AEP design storm. However, the impact of the proposed upgrade, including transverse drainage and noise wall, during the PMF on residential properties is not acceptable, it requires further review before proceeding to the detailed design.

 

The construction activities for the proposal are proposed to be completed in three stages:

 

Stage 1

Mamre Road traffic would remain in the existing arrangement and the proposed northbound carriageway would be constructed offline behind safety barriers.

Stage 2

Mamre Road traffic would use the new northbound carriageway while the new proposed southbound carriageway would be constructed.

Stage 3

Mamre Road traffic would be configured to one lane in each direction using both the new northbound and southbound carriageways. The lanes closest to the median in both directions would be closed to allow safe working widths for final construction of the central median.

 

 

Limiting the impact of construction activity is critical. TfNSW must undertake a complete review of all infrastructure projects, both planned and underway, public and private, across this region. It is critical that all projects (including the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade) establish a co-ordinated delivery strategy to ensure the impact on existing communities is minimised and managed. This must consider the impacts of long-term construction activities on road congestion, safety and urban amenity. The cumulative impact that these projects will have must be carefully considered and managed, and where necessary timeframes for delivery adjusted to ensure the cumulative impact is minimised. 

Summary of Council’s Submission

There are several matters that Council will bring to the attention of TfNSW which are listed in summary below. A full copy of Council’s draft submission is attached as Attachment 1. This will form the basis of Council’s submission to TfNSW.

 

1.   Construction Management Regional Coordination

 

2.   Traffic

 

3.   Road Cross Section

 

4.   Bus Facilities

 

5.   Bus shelters and connectivity

 

6.   Land Acquisition

 

7.   Hydrology and Hydraulics Assessment

 

8.   Heritage & Cultural Heritage Impacts

 

9.   Urban Design

 

10. Tree Management and Landscaping

 

11. Active transport and vulnerable road user safety

 

12. Environmental Impacts:

 

13. Public Art

 

14. Flora and Fauna Connectivity and Habitat

 

15. Turning heads and stub roads

 

16. Social Impact Assessment

 

17. Property access

Financial Implications

There are no financial implications for Council resulting from this report.

Risk Implications

We have considered all of the risks involved and have provided a detailed list of matters to be considered by TfNSW as part of the REF and future design phases of their project.

Conclusion

TfNSW has provided information to Council regarding the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for a 3.8km section of Mamre Road (Upgrade Stage 1) between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park. The improvements and upgrade to this critical arterial road corridor is supported in principle, subject to the matters contained within this report being addressed by the TfNSW in the finalisation of the design. 

Council Officers from various departments across the organisation have reviewed the available information and provided expert guidance and feedback on the REF. Same has been consolidated and forms the basis of the above report.

 

The key issues identified within the body of this report will be included in Council’s submission to the TfNSW and Council officers will continue to work with TfNSW to ensure that the future upgrade delivers appropriate outcomes for all stakeholders.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park  be received.

2.     Council’s Engineering Services Manager be authorised to finalise a submission, based on this report, to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) by 1 October 2021.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Draft Council Submission to the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade REF

19 Pages

Attachments Included

2.

Key features of the proposal changes to intersections indicating location of the noise wall

4 Pages

Attachments Included

  


Ordinary Meeting                                                                                        27 September 2021

 

 

 

7

Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 Nominations and Funding Acceptance for 2021/22   

 

Compiled by:               David Drozd, Traffic Engineering Coordinator

Authorised by:            Adam Wilkinson, Engineering Services Manager

Andrew Jackson, Director - Development and Regulatory Services  

 

Outcome

We can get around our City

Strategy

Provide a safe and efficient road and pathway network

Service Activity

Provide technical advice on traffic issues and plan for the delivery of roads and shared pathways

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to advise Council of projects submitted under the Australian Government Blackspot and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 and advise of Blackspot funding received by Council for projects under the current 2021/22 program.

 

The report recommends that Council note the projects submitted to the NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel of Transport for NSW (TfNSW) for 2022/23 and acknowledge receipt of Blackspot Funding for current year projects (2021/22) that are listed for construction.

 

Background

Council has been very successful in obtaining funding for life and injury saving protection measures across its network for many years. In the past 5 years alone, Council has secured over $6,000,000 in funding for Blackspot and Safer Roads projects, which are in turn delivering road safety and community savings right across the network.

 

TfNSW invited Council to identify and nominate new conforming projects for the Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23, and to forward its submissions to the NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel by the 31st August 2021.

 

The Black Spot Program is part of the commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads.  Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year.  Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring.  By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes.  Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

 

The Black Spot Program makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan. The Australian Government has provided $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program from the 2013/14 financial year to the 2021/22 financial year, with an on-going commitment of $60 million each year following.

 

To be eligible, the project(s) will be required to meet the minimum criteria of individual program areas. Only casualty crash data will be used when calculating the safety BCR, whereas traditionally all crashes were used. Furthermore, a minimum three casualty crashes are required for a Black Spot or length under the National Program, and two casualty crashes under the Safer Roads program.

 

Current Situation

The following six (6) projects, listed in Table 1 (below), have been submitted by Council’s Traffic Section for nomination under the Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23. 

 

Analysis of the accidents is based on the TfNSW recorded accident data available to Council for the five-year period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020. Nominated projects were prioritised according to the number of injury crashes that had occurred over the five-year period, and the ability to successfully remediate the accident hazards at that location by way of an appropriate treatment.

 

Projects were shortlisted from the total list of identified locations in the Local Government Area (LGA) that met the minimum eligibility criteria for the program. The final list of projects offers the Penrith LGA the greatest yield in terms of accident savings for the nomination year and accordingly are the highest ranked against the established criteria. The following list is sorted in order of accident severity, with costing to determine final Benefit Cost Ratio calculations when final lodgement is made in the TfNSW Portal. TfNSW will be conducting a final review and assessment prior to determination.

 

TABLE 1. List of Projects submitted to TfNSW under the

‘Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23’

 

Location

Intersection / Length

Benefit Cost Ratio

Suggested Improvements

 

Cost

1

Intersection of Henry Street and Riley Street, Penrith

Intersection

4.25

Upgrade traffic signals, introduce pedestrian scramble crossing phase

$100,000

2

Intersection of Evan Street and High Street, Penrith

Intersection

8.49

Upgrade traffic signals, introduce pedestrian scramble crossing phase

$100,000

3

Bringelly Road, Kingswood

Black Length

4.76

Improvements to Roundabout Deflection and Traffic Calming

$175,000

4

Shepherd Street, Colyton

Black Length

4.03

Single Lane Roundabout with Marsden Road and Traffic calming features

$315,000

5

Hewitt Street, Colyton

Black Length

4.58

Single Lane Roundabout with Hewitt St and Traffic calming features

$360,000

6

Intersection of Andrews Road and Laycock Street, Cranebrook

Intersection

4.78

Single Lane Roundabout Treatment on Major Road

$750,000

 

As part of the review of available accident data, consideration was given to the broader road network. So, in addition to sites on Council’s road network, it is noted that the locations under TfNSW control and management, as shown in Table 2 (below), have a high accident history resulting in multiple casualties.

 

TABLE 2.

List of Sites Under TfNSW Control & Management

 

Item


Primary Road

Intersecting Street

Total Number of Casualty Accidents (5 years)

1

MAMRE RD

M4 MOTORWAY

22

2

MULGOA RD

M4 MOTORWAY

14

3

THE NORTHERN RD

M4 MOTORWAY

13

4

GREAT WESTERN HWY

RIVER RD

12

5

MAMRE RD

GREAT WESTERN HWY

12

6

GREAT WESTERN HWY

PARKER ST

9

7

GREAT WESTERN HWY

BENNETT RD

8

8

THE NORTHERN RD

ANDROMEDA DRV

7

9

PARKER ST

COPELAND ST

7

10

RUSSELL ST (GWH)

FORBES ST

7

 

TfNSW will be advised that these locations on its Arterial Road Network should be investigated as a matter of priority due to their high casualty accident rates.

 

In consideration of the list (Table 2), it should also be noted that, the intersection of The Northern Road and Andromeda Drive (State Road intersection) has been treated with Traffic Signals and delivered under the 2017-18 Safer Roads Blackspot Program, and as such the accident trend is anticipated to continue to reduce.

 

In addition, intersections along The Northern Road have also been prioritised for upgrade under the Federal/State Governments $3.6 Billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, including a full duplication of the interchange at the M4 and The Northern Road.

 

Funding Acceptance for 2021/22

 

In addition to the 2022/23 opportunities listed above, it is noteworthy that Council has recently received funding offers obtained and accepted under the NSW Safer Roads and Blackspot Program for 2021-22.

 

In July 2020, both regional and local road projects were submitted to the Black Spot Consultative Panel for consideration for 100% funding under the 2021/22 Black Spot and Safer Roads Program. The Consultative Panel has now assessed Penrith City Council’s projects under the program and advised that seven projects have been approved in 2021/22 to the value of $1,228,000 and these are shown in Table 3 below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 3.

Projects Approved under the 2021/22 Blackspot and Safer Roads Program

 

The first five projects listed below are funded through the 2021/22 Safer Local Government Roads Program, and the last two projects listed below are funded through the 2021/22 Federal Blackspot Program.

 

 

Location

Project Description

Allocation

Peppermint Crescent, Kingswood

Install three slow points at mid-block location and conflict points.

$75,000

Evan Street and Derby Street, Penrith

Install kerb blisters, speed cushions and line marking at the intersection of Derby Street and Evan Street, Penrith.

$60,000

Adelaide Street and Australia Street, St Marys

Install two Median Island Stop Treatment (MIST) on Australia Street as well as a pedestrian island.

$150,000

Endeavour Avenue, St Clair

Install pedestrian fencing and flat top hump.

$120,000

Feather Street and McIntyre Avenue, St Clair

Install a single lane roundabout, line marking, lighting and signage.

$200,000

Forrester Road between Glossop Street and Christie Street, St Marys

Install road edge line and associated signage, raised islands with additional signage

and street lighting at Forrester Road intersection.

$408,000

Victoria Street between Richmond Road and east of Burton Street, Werrington

Install concrete flattop road hump on approach leg of the existing roundabout, pedestrian fencing at kerb and street lighting at intersection as well as traffic calming features.

$215,000

 

TOTAL:

$1,228,000

 

The funding allocation of $1,228,000 is 100% of the total project cost and hence there is no financial contribution required by Council for the 2021/22 financial year.  A condition of acceptance is that all projects must be completed prior to 30 June 2022, a deadline which can be achieved as preliminary designs are currently underway.

 

Financial Implications

 

There are no financial implications for Council associated with this report as the funding is 100% co-funded by the Federal and State Governments.

Risk Implications

There are minor risk implications to Council in terms of timeframe, however we believe the delivery target of 30 June 2022, can be achieved due to preliminary designs currently being underway. The program provides for 100% funding, hence there are limited risk implications as Council has a proven track record of over 15 years now in delivery of high-quality projects under these grants.

Conclusion

Funding of this level, to a total value of $1,228,000 for the 2021-22 financial year should be recognised as a noteworthy achievement for Council. It is expected that the resulting accident remediation treatments will result in improved levels of traffic safety and a reduction in accidents on local and regional roads within the Local Government Area.

 

This funding will help realise the Australian Government’s National Road Safety Strategy, and NSW Towards Zero strategy, which commits Federal, State and Territory Governments to completely eliminate deaths and serious injuries from road trauma by 2056.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 Nominations and Funding Acceptance for 2021/22 be received.

2.     Council note the six projects listed in Table 1 of this report for funding application to the Roads and Maritime Services under the Australian Government Blackspot Program and NSW Safer Roads Program 2022/23 to the value of $1,800,000.

3.     TfNSW be requested to investigate traffic safety on roads under its jurisdiction at locations indicated in Table 2 of this report.

4.     Council acknowledge acceptance of grant funding of $1,228,000 offered for the Blackspot and Safer Roads Projects shown in Table 3 for the 2021/22 financial year.

5.     Council write to relevant State and Federal Members thanking them for their continued support of Road Safety improvements.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.  


Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

8        Naming of Reserve - Thomas Smith Reserve, Penrith (Thornton)                                 41

 

9        RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park                                    47

 

10      NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding                                             51

 

 

 

 

 



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Naming of Reserve - Thomas Smith Reserve, Penrith (Thornton)   

 

Compiled by:               Andrew Robinson, Community Facilities and Recreation Manager

Authorised by:            Brian Steffen, Director - City Services  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Work with our communities to improve wellbeing and infrastructure in their neighbourhoods

Service Activity

Manage the use of community, sport and recreation facilities

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to seek Council’s endorsement for the naming of the reserve at 86-94 Empire Circuit, Penrith (Thornton), Lot 2035 DP1181618 (map attached to this report) as Thomas Smith Reserve.

Representation has been received from Mayor Karen McKeown OAM on behalf of Ms Laura Player, requesting that Council consider recognising her ancestor, Thomas Smith, by naming a facility in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) in his honour.

Thomas Smith owned 324 acres of land in Penrith (Thornton), constructed and lived in Thornton Hall, built and was proprietor of the Red Cow Inn for approximately 30 years and was also an alderman on the first Penrith Council and for a number of years thereafter. 

This report recommends that the information be received and that an application be made to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for official gazetting and, a sign denoting the reserve name be installed and an official naming ceremony be held once gazetted.

Background

Representation has been received from Mayor Karen McKeown OAM on behalf of Ms Laura Player, a descendant of Thomas Smith, requesting that Council consider recognising Thomas Smith by naming a facility in Penrith (Thornton) in his honour, specifically the Thornton Community Centre.

Although consideration was given to renaming the Thornton Community Centre, the facility was officially named in 2019 after community consultation and a proposed name change so soon would likely not be viewed favourably by the community.

After consultation with Ms Player it was identified that it would be more appropriate to name a reserve in recognition of Thomas Smith.

Current Situation

Council has a Naming of Parks and Reserves Policy which aligns with the Geographical Names Board (GNB) guidelines.

The key principles adopted by Council for assigning park and reserve names are:

-        Council will abide by the guidelines issued by the Geographical Names Board of NSW regarding the naming of an open space that require that naming proposals meet the following criteria:

 

o   The use of a person’s name for park names should normally only be given posthumously;

o   Names of Aboriginal origin or with an historical background are preferred;

o   Council agrees to the proposed name;

o   If considered appropriate, the names of eminent persons may be perpetuated, particularly those of early explorers, settlers, naturalists.

 

-        Council will consider supporting applications for names associated with the history and character of Penrith City including, but not limited to, the themes outlined below:

 

o   Elected members from all levels of Government who have served the City and have made a significant contribution to the community. The recognition could apply to Councillors, Mayors or Members of Parliament.

 

o   Prominent citizens – people who have demonstrated outstanding merit or people who have made an outstanding contribution to the City, particularly in the areas of service, preservation of the environment, community, sport, industry, leadership and personal bravery, or who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field of endeavour. 

Thomas Smith was born in England in 1819 and emigrated to Australia around 1840, initially working in Mt Druitt on a property owned by Major George Druitt.

In 1862, Thomas constructed the Red Cow Inn located on the corner of Station Street and Jane Street, Penrith, and was the proprietor of the establishment for approximately 30 years. While running the Red Cow Inn, Thomas built circa 1870 the now heritage listed Thornton Hall on his 324 acre property which was run with his eldest son, Thomas Richard Smith, as an orchard, rifle range, golf course and for breeding and raising many horses and cattle. 

In 1871, Thomas was also elected as an alderman on the first Penrith Council and remained in office until 1890.

Upon retirement from the Red Cow Inn in approximately 1892, Thomas moved into Thornton Hall and resided there till his death in 1896. A more comprehensive biography has been included in the attachment which has been documented in ‘The Makings of a City’ authored by Lorraine Stacker.

The unnamed reserve at 86-94 Empire Circuit, Penrith (Thornton) is considered an appropriate reserve for being named in recognition of Thomas Smith due to its’ close proximity to his former residence, Thornton Hall, and the reserve being located on the land he originally owned.

Should Council approve a park or reserve name, an application needs to be submitted to the GNB. The remaining process involves a number of steps, including the public exhibition of the proposed naming. The entire process generally takes eight to ten months.

 

Financial Implications

 

Financial implications for Council associated with this report are the cost of installing a park naming sign and conducting an official naming ceremony both of which will be accommodated within existing operational budgets.

 

 

Risk Implications

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

Conclusion

Thomas Smith’s strong historical ties with Penrith (Thornton) including ownership of land, construction of two heritage listed buildings in the City, Thornton Hall and the Red Cow, coupled with his political contributions as an alderman on the first Penrith Council and a number of years afterwards warrants a reserve in the Penrith LGA being named in his honour.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Naming of Reserve - Thomas Smith Reserve, Penrith (Thornton) be received

2.     Council endorse the naming of the reserve at 86-94 Empire Circuit, Penrith (Thornton) - Lot 2035 DP1181618 as Thomas Smith 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.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Thomas Smith Historical Information

2 Pages

Appendix

2.

Proposed Thomas Smith Reserve Aerial

1 Page

Appendix

  


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RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park   

 

Compiled by:               Matthew Buckley, Major Projects Coordinator

Wasique Mohyuddin, Major Projects Coordinator

Adrian Estreich, Divisional Assurance Coordinator

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

Plan and deliver Council’s major capital projects for public spaces

      

 

Executive Summary

The Tender reference RFT 21/22-08, for the demolition and remediation works for existing buildings in Allen place to facilitate the construction of a new City Park, was advertised through Apet360 on 22 July 2021. The Tender closed on 25 August 2021.

This report advises the Council of the outcome of the tender evaluation process and recommends that the tender received from Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd be accepted for the full scope of works and provisional rate services as outlined in RFT 21/22-08, for the demolition and remediation works for City Park.

Background

Penrith City Council is getting ready to transform the CBD and deliver a vibrant green space for the community to use and enjoy, with the Development Application for the Demolition and Remediation of the City Park site receiving approval from Council in May.

This tender called for the services of contractors with suitable experience and qualifications to undertake the demolition of seven (7) buildings and soil remediation underneath those buildings for the future City Park site bordered by Station Street, Henry Street, Gaymark Lane and Allen Place.

The tender also includes provisional rates for management of additional site works, such as utility relocations and City Park early works.

Tender Evaluation Panel

The Tender Evaluation Panel consisted of Matthew Buckley - Major Project Coordinator, Adrian Estreich - Divisional Assurance Coordinator, and was chaired by Wasique Mohyuddin  - Delivery Program Manager. Laura Stott from Council’s Procurement team performed the role of tender administration and probity officer for this tender.

Tender Evaluation Criteria

Tenderers 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 were assessed using the advertised evaluation criteria of:

·    Business references

·    Demonstrated ability

·    Work’s method and program

·    Financials

·    Employment policies and details (direct labour and sub-contractors)

·    Local Business Preference

·    Quality Assurance and Environmental Management Systems

·    Work Health & Safety

·    Value for money

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

Beasy Pty Ltd

$1,193,000

16 Orchardleigh Street,

Yennora NSW, 2161

Bret Baker

Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd

$1,236,953

3 Deniehy St, Clyde NSW 2142

Samaan Habib

Drumderg Services Australia Pty Ltd.

$1,378,617

8 Styles Street, Kurri Kurri  NSW 2327

Kevin Daly,

Mick Rogers

Cherrie Civil Engineering Pty Limited

$1,511,187

Unit 407,29-31 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

Stephen Cherrie, Glenn Cherrie,

Bob McKinnon,

Mathew Garden

Enviropacific Services Ltd

$1,580,111

Level 5, 123 Epping Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

David Laurance Tucker,

Willian Sacville Kidman,

Cameran Alexander Mclean

N. Moit & Sons (NSW) Pty Ltd

$1,606,428

Constitution Place Level 9, 1 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601

Michael Moit,

George Moit,

Tony Moit,

Martin Monro,

Dale Clark,

Matt Garnon

Ford Civil Contracting Pty Ltd

$1,646,500

9 Hattersley Street, Arncliffe NSW 2205

Susan Ford,

Alan Gordon

Perfect Contracting Pty Ltd

$1,730,795

Unit 4, 8 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville NSW 2204

Mateusz Jedruszek

Milestone Construction Group Pty Ltd

$1,740,251

Factory 30, 15-23 Kumulla Road, Miranda, NSW 228

Paul Shenouda

RMA Contracting Pty Ltd  as RMA Group

$1,765,423

12/6-20 Braidwood Street, Strathfield South NSW 2136

Ross Mitchell,

George Jabbour,

Andrew Mayes,

Philip Gillespie

The Civil Experts Pty Ltd T/A TCE Contracting

$1,834,346

Level 2, Suite 2.01, Building G, 350 Parramatta Rd Homebush, NSW 2140

Mohamed Elmashhady,

Mohammed Selim

 

All eleven tenders received were assessed against the evaluation criteria.

Evaluation of the Preferred Tender

After all tenders were evaluated, the tender evaluation panel undertook further analysis of the lump sum and provisional rates submitted by tenderers, in particularly from Beasy Pty Ltd and Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd.

 

The allowance for provisional rate services was added to the lump sum, which results in an updated price ranking shown below.

 

Tenderer

Lump Sum Tendered Price

Provisional Rates for additional works

Total including Lump Sum and Provisional Rates

Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd

 $1,236,953

 $349,250

 $1,586,203

Beasy Pty Ltd

 $1,193,000

 $415,500

 $1,608,500

 

When considering the comparison of both the contract lump sum and provisional rates, the tender received from Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd was considered by the Tender Evaluation Committee to offer best overall value for money.

 

The recommended company, Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd, was selected based on their:

 

1)   Compliance with the tender evaluation criteria

2)   Delivery design and program method,

3)   Demonstrated ability to meet Council’s requirements,

4)   Extensive experience in demolition and remediation projects,

5)   Competitive price for the services offered; and

6)   Thorough understanding of project requirements and deliverables.

 

Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd has previous experience with this location as they were engaged by Council for the adjacent Allen Place Ramp Demolition in 2017 and received positive feedback from multiple stakeholders for performance.

 

Minor clarifications were requested from Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd, prior to finalising the committee’s recommendation to provide further assurance of program delivery and price. These clarifications are factored into the tender evaluation and do not represent a risk to project.

 

Financial Implications

Included in the assessment of tenders was the commissioning of independent reference checks, financial analysis, and performance analysis on Budget Demolition & Excavation 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 recommended security be provided, which is Council standard practice for this contract type.

Included in the adopted 2021-22 Operational Plan is an allocation for the City Park project. Funding includes an external loan which will be used for the proposed demolition and remediation works.

There is no maintenance and operational requirements associated with this scope.

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 RFT 21/22-08, for the demolition and remediation works for existing buildings in Allen place, noted the recommended company has demonstrated their ability to meet Council’s requirements, their proposal is the lowest cost and 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 demolish the existing buildings and undertake necessary remediation works with public safety a key part of the construction methodology and project plan.

Conclusion

All eleven tenders received were assessed against the evaluation criteria. Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd 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 Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd Pty Ltd, for the amount of $1,236,953 (excluding GST) and provisional rates $349,250 (excluding GST) be accepted for RFT 21/22-08 for the demolition and remediation works for existing buildings in Allen place

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park be received

2.     The tender from Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd, for the amount of $1,236,953 (excluding GST) be accepted for RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park.

3.     The tender provisional rates from Budget Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd Pty Ltd, for the amount of $349,250, be accepted for RFT 21/22-08 Demolition and Remediation Works for City Park.

4.     The General Manager (or their delegate) be authorised to sign all necessary legal documents in relation to this matter.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding   

 

Compiled by:               Lila Kennelly, Community Resilience Coordinator

Melissa McSeveny, Acting Manager - City Activation, Community and Place

Authorised by:            Jeni Pollard, Manager - City Resilience

Kylie Powell, Director - City Futures  

 

Outcome

We have safe, vibrant places

Strategy

Work with our communities to improve wellbeing and infrastructure in their neighbourhoods

Service Activity

Deliver projects that address local issues and improve the wellbeing of local communities

      

 

Executive Summary

Council has been advised of the provision of $250,000 through the Office of Local Government in conjunction with Multicultural NSW for the NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program. The funding aims to assist councils in their immediate and short term COVID-19 responses and programs for vulnerable members of their communities.

 

The funds are required to be acquitted by 1 November 2021.

 

This report provides an overview of the program guidelines and seek Council’s endorsement for expenditure of the funds through projects delivered by Council as well as supporting local organisations with their COVID-19 response efforts. The report also recommends that Council writes to thank the NSW Office of Local Government and Multicultural NSW for the funds provided under the NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program.

Background

On 8 September 2021, Council received correspondence from the Office of Local Government that the NSW government is providing funding in conjunction with Multicultural NSW to assist councils in their immediate and short term COVID-19 support programs for vulnerable members of their communities.

 

This funding, of $250,000 was provided to the 12 local councils whose areas, or part thereof, have been identified as areas of concern in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Funds are to be acquitted by 1 November 2021 requiring a very short turnaround time to plan and deliver on the expected program aims.

 

At the Councillor Briefing held 20 September 2021, Council received a presentation on the suggested projects to deliver by Council as well as organisations to support with funding. This report provides further information about the key projects and community funding streams for Council’s endorsement.

Current Situation

 

The release of funds by the Office of Local Government was accompanied with Guidelines for their use. These included the Program Aims to fund Council led initiatives that contribute to:

·    Decreasing the transmission of COVID-19

·    Increasing the number of individuals testing for COVID-19

·    Increasing the vaccination rates in LGAs

·    Reducing the movement of people in the community to help reduce the spread of           COVID-19

·    Building the capacity to deliver and support the delivery of community led health communications initiatives, and

·    Encouraging local communities and services to build resilience to the impacts of COVID-19

 

Funds are not to be used on programs or activities that took place before 1 July 2021 and cannot be used to supplement, increase or continue ongoing service delivery that is core business, unless it directly relates to increased surge capacity.

 

The delivery of services with the funding provided must ensure that support is provided to vulnerable community members based on identified need (eg. health and wellbeing support, transport or other goods, services or resources).

 

The funding must target priority groups which include:

·    Emerging communities who may not have the established community infrastructure to help support them

·    People with lower digital literacy and other barriers to accessing information

·    Young people (particularly those under the age of 24 years)

·    Seniors with additional vulnerabilities such as increased need for care, mobility support and experiencing social isolation

·    People with disability

·    Carers

·    Women who are experiencing hardship

·    Families whose children are experiencing difficulties learning from home due to a range of vulnerabilities and barriers

·    People who are experiencing domestic and family violence

·    People who may be working in precarious employment

·    Aboriginal communities

·    Migrant and refugee communities, and

·    Other communities experiencing hardship, particularly those in the local government areas of concern.

 

Councils are required to distribute NSW government health messages while meeting the needs of the communities where the projects are being delivered.

 

The focus of the program is on immediate and short-term support programs, not on longer term recovery or ongoing programs. Funds can be used to support other services within the city as long as they meet the requirements of the program.

 

Funds must be acquitted by 1 November 2021.

 

It is proposed that the $250,000 grant be distributed between Council led initiatives and funding to support the community sector in responding to the impacts of COVID-19, including:

·    $120,000 for Council COVID-19 initiatives

·    $130,000 for COVID-19 Community Support Funding

 

 

Funding for Council COVID-19 initiatives

The NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program provides an opportunity for Council to recoup Council expenditure on eligible COVID-19 related expenses and deliver additional services in response to local needs.

To assist Council with additional COVID-19 related expenditure, $60,000 of the grant funding will go towards the Micromex resident study, subsidies for outdoor dining fees and other identified COVID expenditure as appropriate. The Micromex research has helped Council to identify key challenges for residents and key vulnerabilities related to the lockdown and is assisting with targeted service delivery.

Outdoor dining options will assist with reducing COVID-19 transmission rates once businesses are permitted to open and a portion of the grant funds will be used to cover the costs associated with providing subsidies to businesses.

A further $60,000 of the grant funding will be used to expand the delivery of Council’s Good Neighbour program, targeting the City’s most vulnerable residents. A Good Neighbour Support initiative will be delivered by Council, with the purpose of:

·    Establishing a referral process for people concerned about isolated or vulnerable family members, friends or neighbours in the City

·    Providing a mobile support service offering resident check-ins, printed information and resources and care kits taken directly to households

·    Providing digital support for very vulnerable residents, including information about No Interest Loan schemes and free internet data cards

·    Sharing targeted health and wellbeing messaging, including the development of new public artworks

The Good Neighbour Support service is anticipated to reach a range of vulnerable community members, including isolated older people, vulnerable families, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and will provide essential information and referral support. Council staff will encourage residents to reach out to existing community services if they need additional support or assistance, recognising that few community members like asking for help.

COVID-19 Community Support Funding

A range of local organisations have been on the front line during the recent COVID-19 lockdown, providing emergency food relief and essential community support services to a wide range of vulnerable residents across the City.

Demands on local services have increased significantly due to COVID-19 with many services operating without additional resources to support the surge in referrals. Some services have reported seeing increases in the number of clients who may have never been in a position to ask for help before but are now struggling to make ends meet with reduced incomes. Feedback from the recent community service sector survey also indicates existing vulnerabilities in the community have only been further exacerbated by the pandemic.

Recognising the existing relationships and connections that local service providers have with vulnerable community members, $130,000 of the NSW Government grant funding is proposed to support to local organisations with their COVID-19 response efforts. Funding will assist with both emergency food relief efforts and community support services for vulnerable people most at risk of COVID-19. A list of proposed services to receive funding is included as Appendix 1.

Many local emergency food relief services rely heavily on donations and or volunteer support to provide meals and food hampers to the community. Funding of $51,000 will immediately assist 9 emergency food relief organisations to manage the surge in demand for their services over the coming months. Funding will be offered on a tiered basis based on the volume of meals and or hampers being provided.

Funding of $79,000 will assist 13 community organisations and volunteer groups providing COVID-19 support for culturally and linguistically diverse people, older people, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those at risk of family and domestic violence. This will assist organisations and community groups to meet the increasing demands on their services and ensure vulnerable people have appropriate access to COVID-19 related support, including:

·    Access to vaccinations and or COVID-19 testing

·    Staff to support clients with COVID-19 related issues (e.g. staff to assist with vaccination bookings, accessing vaccination passports, translations, casework, calling clients to check-in, etc). 

·    Emergency food relief and other essential items

·    Culturally appropriate and translated information from trusted sources

·    Mental health and wellbeing support

Funding will be offered on a tiered basis based on the scale of service delivery being provided. 

The organisations listed in Appendix 1 will be invited to apply for the funds via an Expression of Interest form and will need to confirm funds will be expended on eligible activities by the 1 November 2021 deadline.

Financial Implications


The $250,000 grant funding provided by the NSW Government will assist Council’s COVID-19 response and does not represent a change to existing Operational Plan budgets.


Funding must be spent and acquitted by 1 November 2021.

Risk Implications

All organisations will be required to submit a COVID Safety plan to Council prior to receiving funding. Council staff will work closely with the nominated organisations to assist with planning or reviewing safety plans where required.

Council’s Good Neighbour Support project will be delivered in accordance with a comprehensive risk management and COVID Safety Plan to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

Conclusion

Council has been advised of the provision of $250,000 through the Office of Local Government in conjunction with Multicultural NSW for the NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program. The funding will assist Council with immediate and short terms responses to COVID-19 issues, prioritising support for the City’s most vulnerable and must be acquitted by 1 November 2021.

This grant funding will be used for Council led initiatives along with targeted funding to support local services providing emergency food relief and community support to vulnerable residents. Endorsement of this approach is sought from Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding be received.

2.     Council endorse the acceptance of the NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program, including funding for Council COVID-19 response initiatives. 

3.     Council endorse the distribution of funding to the organisations listed in Appendix 1.

4.     Council writes to thank the NSW Office of Local Government and Multicultural NSW for the funds provided under the NSW Partnerships: Local Councils Program.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

COVID-19 Community Support Funding

1 Page

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Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

11      Election of Deputy Mayor                                                                                                 63

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021                                                         65

 

13      Proposed Road Closure - Webb Street Werrington (North)                                            73

 

14      EOI20/21-02 - Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks                                      76

 

15      Sundry Debtor Write Off                                                                                                   82

 

16      2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant                                                                                86

 

17      Summary of Investment & Banking for the Period 1 August 2021 to 31 August 2021   90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Election of Deputy Mayor   

 

Compiled by:               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

Manage Council’s meeting calendar, meeting process and business papers to ensure open and fair decision making

      

 

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to report to Council the procedure and method of the election of a Deputy Mayor by the Councillors.  The report recommends that Council consider the election of a Deputy Mayor and determine the method for the election to be open voting if an election is required and term of Office of the Deputy Mayor be until 4 December or the next election. 

Background

Section 231 of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) makes the following provision for the election of a Deputy Mayor:

(1)   The Councillors may elect a person from among their number to be the Deputy Mayor.

(2)   The person may be elected for the Mayoral term or a shorter term.

(3)   The Deputy Mayor may exercise any function of the Mayor at the request of the Mayor or if the Mayor is prevented by illness, absence or otherwise from exercising the function or if there is a casual vacancy in the Office of Mayor.

(4)   The Councillors may elect a person from among their number to act as Deputy Mayor if the Deputy Mayor is prevented by illness, absence or otherwise from exercising a function under this section, or if no Deputy Mayor has been elected.

 

The election of a Deputy Mayor is not required by the Act but is for each Council to determine.

The balance of this report assumes the continuation of Council’s tradition and practice of electing a Deputy Mayor. However, it is open for the Council to not elect a deputy mayor for the balance of this term up until 4 December 2021.

Nominations for Deputy Mayor

The Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (the Regulation) provides for a Councillor to be nominated without notice for election as Deputy Mayor. However, the nomination must be in writing by two or more councillors, one of whom can be the nominee. The nomination is not valid unless the nominee has indicated consent to the nomination in writing.

 

The nomination is to be delivered or sent to the Returning Officer (General Manager). The nomination form can be delivered or sent to the Returning Officer up until the time of the election being conducted.

 

Nomination forms will have been sent to all Councillors prior to this meeting.

 

The Returning Officer is to announce the names of the nominees at the Council meeting at which the election is to be held.

 

Term of Office of Deputy Mayor

Where a Council does elect a Deputy Mayor, the Council has discretion to determine the term of office as long as it does not exceed that of the Mayoral Term. The Council’s recent practice has been to determine a one-year term for the Deputy Mayor. Due to this term expiring in September this year and the deferral of the election to December it has meant that a Deputy Mayor Election where a council determines to elect one needs to occur.

Method of Voting

There are a number of options available to Council with respect to the method of voting, however given the ongoing pandemic and council’s long-standing practice, it is recommended that the open voting method be utilised. In the event that any other method (ordinary ballot or preferential ballot) of voting is resolved by Council an extraordinary meeting would need to be held and a physical meeting of the Council called.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Election of Deputy Mayor be received

2.     Council consider the Election of a Deputy Mayor.

3.     In the event of more than one Councillor being nominated, Council determine the method of election to be open voting for the Office of Deputy Mayor.

4.     In accordance with Section 231 (2) of the Local Government Act 1993, the term of Office of the Deputy Mayor be until 4 December 2021 or the date of the next election in the event of further postponements.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021   

 

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 Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Annual Conference was due to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney from the 28 - 30 November 2021. However, the postponement of local government elections to 4 December has affected this year’s Annual Conference.

 

As a result, the Annual Conference has been divided into two components:

·    a one-hour Annual Conference to hold Board Elections and to present the annual report, financial reports and the adoption of standing orders. This will be conducted online from 9.30am on Monday 29 November 2021

·    a Special Conference – including the debate and resolution of motions. This will be held in-person at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney from Monday 28 February to Wednesday 2 March 2022.

 

The Association has written to council providing information about this year’s Annual Conference including the nomination of voting delegates for the upcoming LGNSW Board Elections and voting delegates for motions. This report provides Councillors with further information on nominating voting delegates and the submission of motions for consideration and adoption at the Special Conference.

 

Current Situation

LGNSW Board Elections 2021

The AEC has given formal notice that nominations for LGNSW Board Elections open on 7 September 2021 and close at 12pm on 5 October 2021.

Council is entitled to nominate up to nine (9) Councillors as voting delegates for the Board Elections. Nominations of voting delegates must be made to LGNSW by 5pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Annual Conference

The online Annual Conference will be held on 29 November 2021. The conference will run for an hour, where LGNSW will present the Financial Statements and the Annual Report.

Council is entitled to nominate up to nine (9) Councillors as voting delegates to attend the Conference, and vote in the Board Elections. This report recommends that Council nominate nine (9) voting delegates to attend the online Annual Conference.

 

Nominations of voting delegates must be made to LGNSW by 5pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

 

Special Conference

The in-person Special Conference will be held from 28 February to 2 March 2022 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. Motions by Councils will be debated and adopted at the Special Conference.

Councils are encouraged to submit motions and nominate voting delegates to the Special Conference as soon as possible

Council is entitled to nominate up to nine (9) Councillors as voting delegates to vote on motions at the Specifical Conference. While the Association has asked that delegates be nominated as soon as possible, it is proposed that Council will nominate its delegates at the first Council meeting after the election in early January 2022. Motions can be submitted at anytime subject to a Council resolution up to 30 January 2022.`

 

Other Delegates and Observers

In past years, a number of Councillors from Penrith City Council have also represented either the Executive of the former Local Government Association or other industry organisations such as the Hawkesbury River County Council, in addition to this. Council has also included Councillors as observers to the Conference in addition to its voting delegates.

 

Motion Submission

Councils have been advised that for a motion to be included in the Business Paper they must meet the following guidelines:

1.   Are consistent with the objects of the Association,

2.   Relate to Local Government in NSW and/or across Australia,

3.   Concern or are likely to concern Local Government as a sector,

4.   Seek to advance the Local Government Policy agenda of the Association and/or improve the governance of the Association,

5.   Have a lawful purpose,

6.   Are clearly worded and unambiguous in nature, and

7.   Do not express preference for one or several members over one or several other members.

It is important to note that the Board will not include motions in the Business Paper which do not advance the local government policy agenda. Therefore, a motion will not be included if it is operational, rather than strategic; not local government business; focused on a local issue only or if the motion is consistent with past policies and actions of LGNSW or the Local Government and Shire's Association.

 

Accordingly, Council’s motions should relate to issues which are causing concern to the Council and/or the community. The motions should also suggest an appropriate solution by including either a motion which could be considered by the Conference or notes which might guide delegates to an agreed position.

 

Local Government NSW has advised that the submission of Council’s motions and any accompanying notes or motions for consideration at the Conference to be completed as soon as possible to allow for assessment of motions and the distribution of Business Papers.

 

The following motions have been prepared by staff. Should councillors wish for any motions to be developed prior to the deadline, these should be communicated to staff no later than the November Council meeting this year so a further report can be prepared to adopt those motions to be put forward to the conference before the deadline early in the new year.

 

Motion 1

Subject: Castlereagh Connection

Motion Wording:

That Local Government NSW advocates to the State and Federal Governments to develop a strategic business case for the Castlereagh Connection, a critical infrastructure intervention for community resilience, productivity, connectivity and economic development within western Sydney.

Motion Details:

The Castlereagh Connection is a proposed road connection that would link the Nepean River near Castlereagh in the west and the M7 Motorway in Blacktown in the east. A corridor of around 22kms has been preserved for the Castlereagh Connection since 1951 and nearly 90% of the land is in government ownership.

The Castlereagh Connection would build resilience for communities in flood prone areas whilst providing multiple benefits:

Resilience:

As we saw in March 2021 communities in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley are in urgent need of more evacuation options during floods. The Castlereagh Connection would provide an additional east west evacuation route away from flooded areas, bypassing the congested roads heading south to the Penrith City Centre.

Access to jobs:

Penrith’s population is expected to grow to around 370, 000 over the next 20 years. It is estimated we will need more than 100,000 jobs by 2041 to service local needs. We need infrastructure that connects people to local jobs in places like St Marys, Penrith CBD, the Quarter and Marsden Park. This includes our disadvantaged communities who need better access to jobs, training and services.

The Castlereagh Connection will provide an additional east west connection to these areas, increasing their appeal for investors and businesses wishing to attract and retain talent.

Regional connectivity:

Our region will be a nationally significant corridor with growth in manufacturing, processing and logistics in new and existing precincts such as Erskine Park, St Marys and the Aerotropolis.

Freight access is a pressing issue as trucks are forced to travel along congested corridors with other traffic. The Castlereagh Connection would provide effective regional connectivity by meshing key centres and network links with the existing motorway.

The Castlereagh Connection will also connect with planned infrastructure such as the Outer Sydney Orbital and the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport.

 

Motion 2

Subject: Improvements to State Government decision making processes

Motion Wording:

That LGNSW advocate to the NSW Government for:

-        Greater coordination across NSW Government agencies

-        Greater transparency about the timelines for consultation

-        Longer timeframes for exhibition periods

Motion Details:

There are an escalating number of critical NSW Government policies, proposals and legislation requiring feedback from councils in NSW. Of equal concern are the short timeframes the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment are giving for council responses, the lack of warning of upcoming exhibitions, and a recent unwillingness to extend exhibition deadlines for policies to enable councils time to develop considered, meaningful feedback.

NSW Government decisions are improved by consideration of the deep technical expertise and place-based knowledge of councils. It is also a core responsibility for councils to advocate to other levels of government to ensure policy, proposals and legislation meet community needs. We take our responsibility seriously and are committed to developing comprehensive, meaningful feedback on behalf of our community for NSW Government decisions. This is an extremely time-consuming exercise for resource-constrained councils, necessitating coordination across multiple departments and disciplines, and time away from other core tasks.

These issues will become more pressing in coming months. Councils are required to consult and seek endorsement for our submissions from the elected Council, the representatives of our community. Delays to local government elections will coincide with the Christmas/New Year break to limit our capacity to seek council endorsement for three months from late October 2021 to February 2022.

The combination of this delay with the escalating number of policies and proposals on exhibition, the tight timeframes for responses and unwillingness by the NSW Government to extend exhibition deadlines will create an unacceptable burden for councils. This will impact the quality of NSW Government decision-making and deliver poorer community outcomes.

We request that Local Government NSW advocate to the NSW Government for the following changes:

•        A pause in exhibiting major policies, proposals, and legislation until February 2022

•        Greater coordination across State Government agencies as they develop and exhibit their policies, proposals, and legislation to ensure councils are able to provide considered comments in a time-sensitive way

•        Greater transparency about the timeframes for consultation – for instance councils should receive notification one month out from the start date of an exhibition to enable proper resourcing of the preparation of submissions

•        Longer timeframes for exhibition periods. All major policies, proposals and legislative changes should be exhibited for a minimum of six weeks.

The timeframes and engagement currently provided by the NSW Government are not considered genuine and it appears there is an emphasis on accelerating policy instead of prioritising meaningful two-way dialogue with Councils.

 

Motion 3

Subject: NSW Infrastructure Reform

Motion Wording:

That NSW Local Government urgently calls on the NSW State Government to ensure that as a result of its proposed Infrastructure reforms, that no Council will incur a shortfall of funding to deliver local infrastructure to support new and growing communities and that this shortfall is not shifted to the existing community.

Motion Details:

In March 2021, the NSW Government announced that it had accepted all 29 recommendations from the Productivity Commissions Final Report into Development Contributions in NSW. Subsequent to this announcement IPART has commenced reviews into rate peg reform, essential works lists and benchmarking.

Parallel to these reviews, the NSW Government sought to introduce Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Infrastructure Contributions) Bill 2021. This bill was subject to a parliamentary review and has been placed on hold until further regulatory changes to support the bill have been exhibited.

The basis of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations was that on balance, Councils would have no net impact to the ability to fund local infrastructure, however the NSW Government has not adequately demonstrated to Councils that this will be achieved through the proposed reforms.

The NSW Government must work with individual Councils to develop an infrastructure contributions framework that provides a sustainable funding source for development contributions, which considers the holistic needs of new and growing communities.

 

Motion 4

Subject: Better NSW Government support for and coordination of food insecurity issues

Motion Wording:

That LGNSW advocate to the NSW Government for:

•        The NSW Government to assign a key agency responsible for ensuring food security within the population both during and following emergency events  

•        A more coordinated response to food insecurity and emergency food relief is developed by the NSW Government

•        Greater resourcing is provided by the NSW Government for emergency food relief supplies

•        Greater consideration is given to providing culturally appropriate emergency food relief supplies

•        Greater support and resourcing to be provided to Councils supporting local food relief efforts

Motion Details:

Recent emergency events such flooding, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated existing socio-economic vulnerability in communities. This vulnerability often manifests as food insecurity at the household level. Local government has played an important role in identifying these issues on the ground and coordinating local community services and state agencies to respond. However, recent periods of prolonged COVID-19 lockdown have demonstrated how the scale of household food insecurity issues is beyond the capacity of local government and local community services to manage. Greater support is needed from the NSW Government to respond to food insecurity both during and following emergency events.

Residents have been impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic in a range of ways, with many experiencing job or income losses. Referrals for emergency food relief have increased dramatically in response, both from COVID positive households and those impacted more broadly by the pandemic due financial instability or the loss of regular social support networks. Impacts have been particularly great for those with existing vulnerabilities, such as low-income families, those with chronic health conditions, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, those without reliable access to transport and socially isolated people.

Councils have played an important role in supporting local services and state agencies to manage this increasing demand. However, in NSW, there remains a gap in terms of a key agency responsible for the coordination of food relief and ensuring the population has adequate access to healthy food. There have also been challenges in ensuring people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can access appropriate food supplies. Councils, and local community organisations, are not resourced to respond to issues of food security at the rate in which the demand is increasing.

Given that poor access to fresh and healthy food can contribute to a range of poor health and social outcomes for our communities, we suggest the NSW Government take a more proactive role in ensuring people have adequate access to food, both during emergencies and day to day. As the issue is complex and widespread, we propose food security is taken up as a key portfolio area of NSW Government agency to ensure a more coordinated response in the future.

We request that Local Government NSW advocate to the NSW Government for the following:

•        The NSW Government to assign a key agency responsible for ensuring food security within the population both during and following emergency events  

•        A more coordinated response to food insecurity and emergency food relief is developed by the NSW Government

•        Greater consideration is given to providing culturally appropriate emergency food relief supplies

•        Greater support and resourcing to be provided to Councils supporting local food relief efforts

A centralised state agency responsible for food security would provide much needed oversight and coordination of resources at both the state and local government levels

 

Motion 5

Subject: Werrington Arterial Stage 2

Motion Wording:

That Local Government NSW advocates to TfNSW for the Werrington Arterial Stage 2, a missing piece of the road network in one of Penrith City Council’s most important precincts.

Motion Details:

Werrington Arterial Stage 2 is sandwiched between two roads that accommodate large volumes of traffic - Werrington Arterial Stage 1 (upgraded by TfNSW in 2017) and the soon to be completed, Federally funded upgrade of Dunheved Road.

The Werrington Arterial Stage 2 upgrade is critical for handling the significant volumes of traffic travelling through the area every day. 22, 000 vehicles, many of which are heavy vehicles, travel from the M4 at St Marys to the North West Growth Area.

These vehicles currently travel through a school precinct which includes Kurrambee School catering to approximately 110 students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The Werrington Arterial Stage 2 would remove the high number of traffic movements, including heavy vehicles from the school precinct.

The Werrington Arterial Stage 2 would also support future projects such as the Sydney Metro, St Marys Station Upgrade, Sydney Orbital and approved North St Marys freight intermodal. It will provide greater connections into the Dunheved Business Park and residential and employment precincts of Jordan Springs.

The upgrade will also support community health outcomes through a dedicated shared off-road path for cyclists and pedestrians.

The Werrington Arterial Stage 2 could be delivered in its entirety for $300 million. Alternatively, a staged approach could be adopted:

•        Beginning with an 800m section connecting the Great Western Highway at St Marys to the southern approach to the rail overpass at an estimated cost of $100m.

•        This section would address immediate concerns regarding safety in the school precinct.

 

Motion 6

Subject: The Western Sydney City Deal

Motion Wording:

That Local Government NSW advocates to the Federal 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.

Motion Details:

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 city.

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.

 

Financial Implications

Funding participation to the Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021 - Online Conference has been established into the 2021/22 Operational Budget.

Risk Implications

There are no specific risks to Council associated with adopting the recommendations within this report.

Conclusion

Council has been successful in influencing State Association policy through its involvement in past Conferences. The Delivery Program for 2017-21 identifies Council’s role in monitoring the impact of emerging policies and seeking to influence State and Federal Governments through a strong advocacy role. Council’s attendance and involvement at the online Annual Conference and Special Conference are part of the activities that contribute to achieving these delivery actions.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021 be received

2.     Council nominate nine (9) Councillors as its voting delegates for the LGNSW Board Elections and Annual Conference.

3.     Council Motions as outlined in the report be endorsed and forwarded to LGNSW.

4.     A further report be brought back to Council with any identified additional motions (if required) and calling for delegates to be nominated for the Special Conference in early 2022.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Proposed Road Closure - Webb Street Werrington (North)   

 

Compiled by:               Tara Braithwaite, Development Manager

Authorised by:            Nathan Ritchie, Property Development 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

Realise the potential of land and property assets by focusing on operational and commercial sustainability of Council’s Property Portfolio

 

Previous Items:           Proposed Road Closure - Part Webb Street Werrington - Ordinary Meeting - 22 Mar 2021    

 

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 (northern portion) in accordance with the provisions of the Roads Act.

The land is currently unsealed road reserve known as Webb Street (North) adjoining Chapman Street. Upon closure, it is proposed the land be classified as Operational Land under the provisions of the Local Government Act and vested in Council’s Property Development portfolio for investigation of future development opportunities in line with the R3 residential zoning. Any future opportunity will be the subject of a future report to Council.

Background

In December 2020, Lend Lease approached Council with a request for the closure of Part Webb Street, Werrington (South) as part of a road realignment/land swap arrangement to facilitate their adjoining residential development off Chapman St. Lend Lease did not progress with the land swap arrangement, however, Council further investigated and resolved to proceed with the road closure at the Ordinary Council meeting of 22 March 2021 as the land remained surplus to Council’s needs.  Following the resolution of the Webb St (South) road closure, investigations commenced on the review of the northern portion of Webb Street, to determine its suitability for closure under the Roads Act.

Webb Street (North) is located in Werrington and was gazetted as public road by notification in the NSW Government Gazette of the 8 March 1985. The unformed road is approximately 60m in length and 19m wide totally approximately 1,140sqm in area and lies north of Chapman Street. The road is bound by 15-19 Chapman Street, Werrington (medium density residential housing) to the west and 13 Chapman Street, Werrington (vacant parcel of land privately owned) to the east. The road is unformed and is currently maintained as required by Council’s City Presentation Team.

The proposed road closure was referred to Council’s Engineering and Assets Departments, who deemed the road as surplus and raised no objections to the proposed closure. Public notification of the proposal was undertaken in May 2021, in accordance with the notification requirements of the Roads Act. This included publication in the Western Weekender and notification to Notifiable Authorities and affected landowners. No objections were received during the notification period.

Upon Closure the land will be classified as operational land and will be vested in Council’s Property Development portfolio for investigation of future development opportunities in line with the R3 residential zoning.

 

Financial Implications

This report seeks Council approval to permanently close an unsealed surplus road reserve know as Webb Street, vest the land in Council, and classify it as Operational Land.  All costs associated with the road closure will be funded from the Property Reserve.

Risk Implications

The risk implications for this project have been considered and there are no risks that have been identified that would result from the matter being considered as contained in this report.

Conclusion

Webb Street (North) has been identified as surplus to the road network and suitable for closure under the Roads Act. The proposed closure has been notified in accordance with the requirements of the Roads Act and no objections have been received from the community or authorities. The closure of Webb Street (North) will create an operational block of land suitable for sale and/or development, subject to further investigations and Council endorsement.

The two Webb Street closures will progress concurrently through the road closure process, with permanent closure expected in late 2022. Upon closure, the two lots will be subject to a High Level Business Case to determine the highest and best use of the sites and will be reported to a future Council meeting for consideration.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Road Closure - Webb Street Werrington (North) 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 affixed to all documents as required, and the General Manager (or his delegate) be authorised to sign all necessary legal documents in relation to this matter.

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

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Location Plan

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Appendix

  


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EOI20/21-02 - Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks  

 

Compiled by:               Nathan Ritchie, Property 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

Reduce Council’s reliance on rateable income, by delivering property projects to achieve financial returns or significant value to Council and the community

      

 

Executive Summary

Tender Reference EOI20/21-02, Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks (the Projects) was advertised online through Apet360 on 26 May 2021.

The public EOI invited companies with the experience, capability and capacity to design and construct the Projects to express their interest in being prequalified for separate shortlists for the select tender process for Kingswood Commuter Car Park and St Marys Commuter Car Park.  It is proposed that each Project will progress separately, subject to further approvals and will have their own tender processes from the proposed shortlisted Proponents.

The EOI closed on 17th June 2021 at 11.00am.

This report advises Council of the outcome of the EOI process and recommends a panel comprising the following top 5 ranked Providers be established for the RFT stage for Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks (the Projects):

 

1.       AW Edwards Pty Ltd

2.       Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd

3.       ADCO Group Pty Ltd

4.       St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd

5.       ARENCO (NSW)

Background

The Commonwealth Government is currently investing approximately $4 billion through the Urban Congestion Fund, to reduce congestion in urban areas. A number of projects in Penrith are receiving funding from the Urban Congestion Fun, including two commuter car parks for Gidley Street St Marys and Cox Avenue, Kingswood.

During 2019, State and Federal government election commitments included the delivery of additional commuter parking adjacent to stations in the Penrith LGA. The State Government is facilitating delivery of the commuter parking improvement at Emu Plains Train station, but were unable to provide the necessary land requirements to facilitate this commitment at St Marys or Kingswood. Council proceeded to undertake initial investigations and due diligence to scope the possible location and delivery of the two projects located at St Marys and Kingswood.

The St Marys Commuter Car Park project (located at 5 -13 Gidley Street, St Marys) - seeks to convert Council’s at-grade car park (3,700m2) into a modern multistorey commuter carpark. The development will include additional commuter parking spaces, ancillary commercial uses, and sustainable initiatives. The key features of the project include ~ 600 commuter carparking spaces, cold shell for commercials and Cooling the City and other environmental benefits. The Commonwealth Government has allocated a budget $33.75 M to fully fund the delivery of this project.

The Kingswood Commuter Car Park project (located at 6 Cox Avenue, Kingswood) – seeks to convert the Council owned at-grade car park (3,244m2) into a modern multistorey commuter carpark. The development will include additional commuter parking spaces, ancillary commercial uses, and sustainable initiatives. The key features of the project include ~ 300 commuter carparking spaces, cold shell for commercial spaces and Cooling the City and other environmental benefits. The Commonwealth Government has allocated a budget of $20M to fully fund the delivery of this project.

In late March / early April 2021, based on progress on the Kingswood project, it was prudent to commence the two-stage public call for expressions of interest and select tender process for the Design and Construction of both projects.

The EOI allows for separate closed tenders to be called for each individual project (Kingswood and St Marys) allowing for efficiencies in the future tendering processes.

Expression of Interest Stage Evaluation Process

The Tender Evaluation Panel met on 29 June, 2 July, and 5 July 2021 and consisted of:

·    Nathan Ritchie (Chair) - Property Development Manager,

·    David Ellks – Property Development Senior Development Manager,

·    Jeff Cooke – Property Department, Development Manager and

·    Andrew Polorotoff – External Project Manager (Roots Partnerships)

Laura Stott, Procurement Business Partner, coordinated and managed the tender and evaluation process.

The evaluation criteria detailed in the tender document and used to in the assessment process included the following:

•        Demonstrated experience, ability, and capacity

•        Task appreciation and methodology

•        Value adding criterion

•        Financial capacity

•        Local preference policy and local industry participation plan

•        Compliance with the Building Code.

•        Indigenous participation plan.

•        Work, health, and safety

 

 

Initial Tender Review

The full list of tenders received is detailed below. A total of 17 submissions were received.

Company name

Company Address

Directors

HASLIN CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED

Suite 2, 2 -4 Merton St

Sutherland NSW 2232

Australia

Colin John Woods

ARENCO (NSW) PTY LIMITED

184 Adderley Street West

Auburn NSW 2144

Australia

David Mingay

Jonathan Mingay

Adam Kelly

A.W. EDWARDS PTY LTD

131 Sailors Bay Road

Northbridge NSW 2063

Australia

Greg D'Arcy Chief Executive Officer

Chris Mulvey

Mehdi Marine

Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre

Pierre Skorochod

Bruce Edwards

GRINDLEY CONSTRUCTION PTY. LIMITED

Ground Floor, 55 Grandview Street

PYMBLE NSW 2021

Australia

Alan Carstens

Matthew Macauley

John Little

GROWTHBUILT PTY LIMITED t/a Growthbuilt PTY LTD

Level 9/100 William St

Woolloomooloo NSW 2000

Australia

Colin Rahim

Peter Sukkar

Melanie Kurzydlo

PROJECT CO-ORDINATION (AUSTRALIA) PTY. LIMITED t/a Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd (NSW Office)

2 Lady Penrhyn Drive

Unanderra NSW 2526

Australia

Stephen Morgan

Paul Murphy

Gavin Murphy

KANE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD t/a KANE CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD

2 John Street

Waterloo NSW 2017

Australia

Jonathan Forster

Richard Frisina

Tristan Forster

Geoff Purcell

David Rutter

Stephen Theisz

Julian Hamilton - Director

BELMADAR PTY LTD t/a Belmadar Pty Ltd

214 Willoughby Road

Naremburn NSW(AUS) 2065

Australia

Alfredo Domenico Marrocco

LAHEY CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD t/a Lahey Constructions Pty Ltd

60 Union Street

Pyrmont NSW 2009

Australia

Anthony Touma

Emile Tabet

ST HILLIERS CONTRACTING PTY LIMITED t/a St Hilliers Contracting Ptd

Level 3

8 Windmill Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Australia

Timothy Gavin Casey

LIPMAN PTY. LTD. t/a Lipman Pty Ltd

Level 6

66 Berry Street

North Sydney NSW 2060

Australia

Brendan Donohue

Caroline Waugh

Leighton Waugh

Rob MacKee

Paul Edwards

Peter Thomas

ICON SI (AUST) PTY LTD t/a ICON SI (AUST) PTY LTD

Level 2, 179 New South Head Road

Edgecliff NSW 2027

Australia

Motohiro Umehara

Keisuke Koshijima

Tatsuru Isano

Aaron Clingan

Evan Byrne

Tatsuya Ashida

Luke Young

Edward Anthony Whiting

Michael Read

Daniel Crawley

STEPHEN EDWARDS CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LTD t/a Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd

140 Wicks Road

Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Australia

Stephen Edwards

Jennifer Edwards

Mathew Edwards

Daniel Edwards

J. HUTCHINSON PTY. LTD. t/a Hutchinson Builders (Rosebery)

23 Dunning Avenue

Rosebery NSW 2018

Australia

John Scott Hutchinson Chairman

Gregory Denis Quinn Managing Director

Kellie Leanne Williams Director

Ben Amos Young         Director

Russell Mark Fryer         Director

Owen Jason Valmadre Director

Jack Hutchinson Jnr        Associate Director

ADCO GROUP PTY LIMITED

7-9 West St

Level 2, ADCO Constructions

North Sydney New South Wales 2060

Australia

Judy Brinsmead

Richard Carmont

Paul Chapman

Cameron McBurnie

Patterson Building Group Pty Limited

Suite 2, Level 5

189 O'Riordan Street

Mascot NSW 2020

Australia

Paul Jeffrey Richardson

FDC CONSTRUCTION (NSW) PTY LIMITED t/a FDC Construction (NSW) Pty Ltd

22-24 Junction Street

Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Australia

Bentley Cottle

Blake Cottle

Owen Friend

Sean Gibbeson

Matthew Hawkins

Peter McCabe

Evaluation of Proposals

All seventeen (17) respondents were included in the evaluation process and assessed in Apet360 tender evaluation software against the evaluation criteria, with responses evaluated with a score from 0-10.

The below (5) of the seventeen (17) respondents were considered by the Evaluation Panel as being suitable to be included in the separate RFT stage for the design and construct contract for both Kingswood and St Marys. They are:

1.       AW Edwards Pty Ltd

2.       Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd

3.       ADCO Group Pty Ltd

4.       St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd

5.       ARENCO (NSW)

On evaluation, each of the respondents demonstrated ability to deliver commuter carparks of the type and scale required, an ability to value add to the process along with well demonstrated experience in both large- and small-scale projects to satisfy the proposed delivery model.

The panel also recommended that the nominated shortlist should be established for a period 24 months to accommodate any unforeseen timeline changes that may occur with the project.

Tender Advisory Group (TAG) Comment

The objective of the Tender Advisory Group (TAG) is to support the Council to achieve fair and equitable tender processes. The TAG, consisting of the following:

•        Andrew Moore – Director Corporate Services,

•        Glenn McCarthy - Governance Manager,

•        Lana Axford – Supply Coordinator Financial Services and

•        Neil Farquharson – Financial Services Manager

The TAG was briefed by the Property Development Team about the background and the process followed.

The TAG considered the recommendations in relation to the tender EOI 20/21-02– It was noted that the recommended process is to invite tenders from the companies shortlisted in the EOI process, consistent with the provisions of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005. The TAG reviewed the evaluation process outlined within the report and is satisfied that the selection criteria have been correctly applied in making the recommendation.

Financial Implications

This report recommends a shortlist of proponents for the separate select tender process for the design and construction of the Kingswood Commuter Car Park and St Marys Commuter Car Park. Therefore, at this stage there are no financial implications for Council associated with this report.

Risk Implications

The risk incurred by Council in establishing the shortlist for EOI20/21-02 is considered low.

Conclusion

Pleasingly the EOI attracted many of the top design and construct companies that are or have delivered commuter car parks and the Tender Evaluation Panel is of the opinion that the following respondents be place on the shortlist for RFT 20/21-02:

1.       AW Edwards Pty Ltd

2.       Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd

3.       ADCO Group Pty Ltd

4.       St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd

5.       ARENCO (NSW)

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on EOI20/21-02 - Kingswood and St Marys Commuter Car Parks be received.

2.     The EOI’s from AW Edwards Pty Ltd, Stephen Edwards Constructions Pty Ltd, ADCO Group Pty Ltd, St Hilliers Contracting Pty Ltd and ARENCO (NSW) be accepted for inclusion on the shortlist of Proponents for the separate select tender process for the design and construction of the Kingswood Commuter Car Park and St Marys Commuter Car Park, and

3.     Separate closed tenders be called for each individual project (Kingswood and St Marys) drawn from the EOI 20/21-2 shortlist and the EOI be established for a 24 month period.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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Sundry Debtor Write Off   

 

Compiled by:               Alison Johns, Senior Debtors Officer

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

Council raises numerous Sundry Debtor invoices for income owed to Council for a variety of goods and services provided by Council including commercial rent, sporting field hire, cemetery fee, government grants, health inspections and road restorations. This report provides details of debts proposed for write off approval.

Background

As part of Council’s normal financial management practices, periodically a debt or part of a debt is deemed to be irrecoverable, despite undertaking exhaustive processes of internal and external debt recovery action. These debts are recommended for write off.

The current policy and delegations require that any account to be written off with a balance greater than $2,000 must be approved by resolution of the Council.

Current Situation

Outstanding Sundry Debtor accounts were reviewed by Council staff in July 2021 as part of the year end process and this review process specifically highlighted five accounts with balances above this $2,000 threshold as being irrecoverable and as such are being recommended for write off.

It should be noted that in the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 approximately 2,542 Sundry Debtor invoices were raised totalling $39.9 million.

Whilst all reasonable steps have been taken to recover these debts, these five accounts totalling $31,176.27(excl. GST) have no reasonable prospects of recovery and any further recovery action would not be cost effective. They are deemed irrecoverable and as such are being recommended to the Council for write off. The individual circumstances of each account are provided in this report.

It has been deemed appropriate to protect the privacy of two of the five debtors summarised in the table below. The additional information for two debtors has therefore been provided to Councillors in a confidential memorandum prior to tonight’s meeting.

Importantly, writing off these outstanding monies does not preclude Council from collecting these debts should Council be able to do so in the future however, for the purpose of fairly presenting the Council’s financial position it is prudent to periodically identify certain debts for write off.

Under regulation 213 (5) of the Local Government (General) regulation 2005 a debt can be written off only:

a)      If the debt is not lawfully recoverable, or

b)      As a result of a decision of a court, or

c)      If the Council or the General Manager believes on reasonable grounds that an attempt to recover the debt would not be cost effective.

Regulation 213 (6) states:

The fact that a debt is written off under this clause does not prevent the Council concerned from taking legal proceedings to recover the debt.

Despite standard debt recovery processes being followed, occasionally a debt or part of a debt is deemed as irrecoverable.

The list below outlines the individual circumstances of five debts that have been identified as being irrecoverable. All possible avenues for recovery have been considered however, further attempts to recover these debts would be futile and these debts are now being submitted for write off.  To protect the privacy of some of the Debtors concerned, additional confidential information for two of the accounts have been included in a confidential Memo to Council prior to the Ordinary Meeting rather than included in the Report.  

 

Debtor Account

Date of Invoice/s

Debtor name

Amount

Debt Description

Write - off Reason

62276

31 May 2017

31 May 2018

5 Dec 2019

30 April 2019

31 May 2019

13 Aug 2019

31 Jan 2020

N & R Quick Services Pty Ltd T/As Gravity Cafe

$2,623 (GST n/a)

Annual Administration Charges, Health inspections and legal costs

Judgement signed 13 August 2019 for $1,526 of this debt

The business closed in May 2021

The debtor cannot be contacted or located.

60572

 

4 June 2019

25 June 2019

27 June 2019

13 Jan2020

31 Jan 2020

20 Feb 2020

13 Oct 2020

30 Oct 2020

Thanh Van Tran T/As The Nails Club

$2,419 GST(n/a)

Annual Administration Charges, Health inspections, Improvement notice and Prohibition Orders

This business changed hands in December 2020.

The debtor cannot be contacted or located.

37436

 

27 Feb 2020

6 April 2020     30 April 2020   28 May 2020     1 July 2020      31 July 2020   

 

Master Coaching Penrith

$19,742 (GST incl.) ($17,947.27 + $1,794.73 GST)

 

Unpaid Rent

Tenant vacated in August 2020.

Business had to close during COVID-19 shutdown in February to May 2020.

63304

28 Oct 2019

Forte NSW Pty Ltd

$5,000 (GST n/a)

Unpaid Restoration charges

This business is now in Liquidation.

Proof of debt lodged on 16 April 2021.

63574

Formerly managed by PRD Nationwide

April – June 2019

 

Phillip J Hughes

T/As No Bottom Feeders

 

$3,187 (GST n/a)

Unpaid Rent

Tenant vacated in June 2019.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

The 2021-22 annual budget includes a Provision for Bad Debts of $43,000 and as this is the first write-off proposed for the financial year the current available balance is $43,000. The proposed write-off of these debts, totalling $31,176.27(excl. GST) will therefore not impact on Council's forecasted financial position.

Risk Implications

To avoid the risk of carrying an extremely high accounts receivable balance and overstating the amount of income received, standard accounting procedures dictate that it is necessary to write off those debts that are deemed irrecoverable.

Conclusion

Council staff have reviewed outstanding Sundry Debtor accounts in July 2021 and are satisfied that five debts totalling $31,176.27 (excl GST) require write off as prescribed in Regulation 213 (5).

The recommendation to write off these Sundry Debtor accounts is based on the conclusion that these debts have no reasonable prospect of recovery or that any further recovery action taken would not be cost effective.

As all reasonable steps have been taken to recover these debts the above five accounts are deemed irrecoverable and as such are now being recommended to the Council for write off.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

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

2.     The debts totalling $31,176.27 (excl GST) outlined above, be written off as irrecoverable.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

There are no attachments for this report.


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2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant   

 

Compiled by:               Ben Collins, Finance Business Partner

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

Support financial sustainability through financial planning and budget management

      

 

Executive Summary

This report provides the Council with an update regarding the 2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant (FAG) from the Federal Government. The report recommends that the information be received, and the Budget be adjusted to reflect the revised FAG as part of the September 2021 Quarterly Review.

 

Council estimated a 2021-22 FAG of $10,999,509 based on the unadjusted prior year Actual FAG allocation with a conservative assumption of no increase. Advice has been received confirming Council’s 2021-22 FAG to be a total of $11,552,545. The FAG consists of two components; a General component of $8.77m, and a Roads component of $2.78m.

 

After Adjustments, this year’s grant is $553,036 greater than expected, comprised of $283,708 above the estimate for the General component, and $269,328 above the estimate for the Roads component, compared to what was included in the 2021-22 Budget.

 

It is proposed that these changes be incorporated into the September 2021 Quarterly Review to be reported to the Council on 22 November 2021. Based on Council’s past practice, it is proposed this will include adjusting the Roads budget by $269,328 to match the actual FAG Roads component received.

Background

A significant part of Council’s annual revenue ($11.55m, (3%) in 2021-22) is derived from the FAG. Local Government FAGs are General Purpose grants that are paid to local councils under the provisions of the Commonwealth Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995.

The allocation of the total National FAG figure to each State is determined by its projected share of the population for the General component, and a fixed allocation for the Roads component (29% allocated to NSW). The allocation within each State is then calculated utilising numerous social and economic factors to assess relative need in the local area compared to other areas of the State. In addition, an adjustment is required each year for the previous year’s grants that takes into account variations in the actual CPI and population shares compared to the estimates used to determine that year’s grants.

The calculation of the grant is a complex exercise and Council has no direct control over many of the factors.

 

Current Situation

In the initial stages of preparing the 2021-22 Original Budget, no increase on the 2020-21 actual grant received (excluding adjustments) was factored in for both the General component and the Roads component providing a total Original Budget of $10,999,509.

As part of a Federal Budget Initiative, an estimate of the first two quarterly payments to councils were brought forward and paid in June 2021.

Advice has now been received confirming Council’s 2021-22 FAG entitlement. The FAG allocated this year is $553,036 more than budgeted, comprised of $283,708 more for the General component, and $269,328 more for the Roads component, than estimated during the budget process.

 

The below table demonstrates the variability of Council’s allocation each year with the average change for the FAG being a 2.1% increase over the last five years. It is proposed that the Budget be adjusted as part of the September 2021 Quarterly Review to reflect the recent advice on the FAG allocation.

 

 

Financial Assistance Grant 2017-18 to 2021-22 by component:

 

 

 2017-18

 2018-19

 2019-20

 2020-21

 2021-22

 2021-22 Budget

Total Financial Assistance Grant

                        10,870,772

                        10,979,178

                        10,907,962

                        10,975,824

                        11,552,545

                        10,999,509

General Purpose Component

                          8,543,844

                          8,566,634

                          8,442,862

                          8,467,722

                          8,769,808

                          8,486,100

Roads Component

                          2,326,928

                          2,412,544

                          2,465,100

                          2,508,102

                          2,782,737

                          2,513,409

% Increase / Decrease on prior year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2017-18

 2018-19

 2019-20

 2020-21

 2021-22

Total Financial Assistance Grant

4.30%

1.00%

-0.65%

0.62%

5.25%

General Purpose Component

4.56%

0.27%

-1.44%

0.29%

3.57%

Roads Component

3.36%

3.68%

2.18%

1.74%

10.95%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Assistance Grant 2017-18 to 2021-22 by component:

 

Future Considerations

The NSW Local Government Grants commission has been working over a number of years to refine and improve its calculations consistent with National principles and NSW policy to allocate grants, as far as possible, to councils with the greatest relative disadvantage; for example, those with small and declining populations, limited revenue raising capacity, and relative isolation. In Recent years the commission has faced challenges in redirecting funding due to the Commonwealth’s request to apply the minimum per capita grant and also due to substantially reduced CPI estimates.

 

Upper & lower variation limits for the General Purpose component are currently set at +5% and 0% respectively. The commission has previously indicated a possible future move to restore past variation limits which would see the lower limit move to -5%. Continuing implementation of the 0% floor will avoid additional uncertainty at this time.

 

The NSW Local Government Grants commission considers special submissions from councils in relation to the following years grants. The purpose of these submissions is to demonstrate the financial impact of inherent expenditure disabilities that are not recognised in the current methodology, these must relate to operational costs only and be completely beyond the control of council. Council officers have previously reviewed the calculations provided and identified that Penrith was fairly represented with respect to the factors contained within the formula. In addition, any variation to the existing factors could potentially have an adverse effect on Council’s grant.

 

Financial Implications

2021-22 Budgets are to be favourably adjusted to reflect the revised FAG as part of the September 2021 Quarterly Review.

Risk Implications

Apart from the favourable financial variation to the grant, there are no other direct risk implications. However, The Commission has advised councils to use caution when budgeting for the following year’s grant, especially in light of the current economic conditions which could see an extended period of reduced CPI and a need to restore previous variation limits to retain the integrity of the funding allocation system. Should previous variation limits be restored Council could experience reductions of up to 5% to its General Purpose grant.

Conclusion

Council’s 2021-22 FAG will be $11.55m and is $553,036 above the estimate included in the 2021-22 Budget. It is proposed that the Budget be adjusted to reflect this as part of the September 2021 Quarterly Review.

 

RECOMMENDATION

That:

1.     The information contained in the report on 2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant be received.

2.     The Budget be adjusted to reflect the revised Financial Assistance Grant as part of the September 2021 Quarterly Review.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Financial Assistance Grants - Advice to Councils

16 Pages

Attachments Included

  


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

 

Compiled by:               James Legarse, Operational Project Accountant

Authorised by:            Andrew Moore, Director - Corporate Services

Neil Farquharson, Financial Services Manager  

 

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 August 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 August 2021 to 31 August 2021 and a reconciliation of invested funds as at 31 August 2021.

 

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

•        Council portfolio current yield (including FRNs)                                     0.54%

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

•        Enhanced 90-day Bank Bill Swap Rate (Benchmark - BBSW+20bps)            0.21%

•        Original Budget estimated return (2021/22 Financial Year)                             0.45%

 

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 August 2021, Historical Investment Performance analysis tables and charts, a reconciliation of Invested Funds for August 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 Council’s 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 August 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 31 August 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 August 2021 to 31 August 2021 be received.

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

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

 

 

ATTACHMENTS/APPENDICES

1.

Investment Report as at 31 August 2021

6 Pages

Appendix

  


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Appendix 1 - Investment Report as at 31 August 2021

 

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Committee of the Whole

 

DELIVERY PROGRAM REPORTS

 

CONTENTS

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

Other Interests

 

Monday September 27 2021

 

Item                                                                                                                                       Page

 

1        Presence of the Public                                                                                                       1

 

2        Gipps St Capital Expenditure Review Report                                                                    2

 

3        Proposed Road Closure and Realignment - Gibbes Street, Jamisontown (Homemaker Centre)                                                                                                                                2

 

 

 

 


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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 6

 

2        Gipps St Capital Expenditure Review Report 

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 7

 

3        Proposed Road Closure and Realignment - Gibbes Street, Jamisontown (Homemaker Centre)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 27 September 2021

Report Title:            Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP

Attachments:           Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021

                                Housing SEPP draft submission



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Attachment 1 - Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 27 September 2021

Report Title:            Submission to the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)

Attachments:           Penrith Council's Submission to the proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)

                                Penrith Lakes SEPP Amendment 2021 Consultation Paper

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Attachment 1 - Penrith Council's Submission to the proposed amendment to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Penrith Lakes Scheme) 1989 (Penrith Lakes SEPP)

 

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Attachment 2 - Penrith Lakes SEPP Amendment 2021 Consultation Paper

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 27 September 2021

Report Title:            Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Mamre Road Upgrade Stage 1 between the M4 Motorway, St Clair and Erskine Park Road, Erskine Park

Attachments:           Draft Council Submission to the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade REF

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Attachment 1 - Draft Council Submission to the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade REF

 

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Attachment 2 - Key features of the proposal changes to intersections indicating location of the noise wall

 

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ATTACHMENTS  

 

 

Date of Meeting:     Monday 27 September 2021

Report Title:            2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant

Attachments:           Financial Assistance Grants - Advice to Councils



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Attachment 1 - Financial Assistance Grants - Advice to Councils

 

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Date of Meeting:     27 September 2021

 

Delivery Program:   Outcome 7

 

Service:                   Financial Services

 

Report Title:             2021-2022 Voted Works