CONFIRMED MINUTES

OF THE ORDINARY MEETING OF PENRITH CITY COUNCIL HELD REMOTELY USING AUDIO VISUAL LINKS AND AUDIO STREAMED ON THE COUNCIL WEBSITE ON MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7:05PM

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM  

The meeting opened with the National Anthem.

 

WEBCASTING STATEMENT

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

 

STATEMENT OF RECOGNITION

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

 

PRAYER

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

PRESENT

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tricia Hitchen, and Councillors Jim Aitken OAM (Arrived 7:40pm), 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 - 23 August 2021

184  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 23 August 2021 be confirmed, with RR5 to now read:

 

“RR 5         Run off from Group Home in Fourth 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 Fourth Avenue, Llandilo and, if so, also requested copies of any correspondence with the EPA regarding this matter”.

  

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Tricia Hitchen declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 10 - NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding, as she is on the Board of Directors for The Haven Women’s Refuge.

 

Councillor Mark Davies declared a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest – Less than Significant in Item 10 - NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding, as he is on the Board of WestCare.

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1        Go the mighty Panthers!                                                                            

185  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Karen McKeown OAM seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen that the Mayoral Minute on Go the mighty Panthers be received.

 

Procedural Motion

186  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM that Item 11 be addressed before Item 1.

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

11      Election of Deputy Mayor                                                                          

187  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor John Thain

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.     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.

 

The Returning Officer, General Manager, Warwick Winn indicated that he had received two (2) nominations for the position of Deputy Mayor and asked whether there were any other nominations. No other nominations were forthcoming.

 

The Returning Officer stated that the following nominations were in order:

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen

Councillor Marcus Cornish

 

The Returning Officer then asked for voting by way of a show of hands, with the following result:

 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen – 12 votes

Councillor Marcus Cornish – 2 votes

 

The Returning Officer declared Councillor Tricia Hitchen duly elected as Deputy Mayor for the until 4 December 2021 or the date of the next election in the event of further postponements.

 

 

Notices of Motion

 

1        Councillors - Consecutive Terms                                                             

188  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM that 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.

 

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

 

 

Reports of Committees

 

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

189  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Robin Cook that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Access Committee meeting held on 11 August, 2021 be adopted.

 

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

190  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Robin Cook seconded Councillor Kath Presdee that the recommendations contained in the Report and Recommendations of the Resilience Committee meeting held on 18 August, 2021 be adopted.

 

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

191  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Robin Cook seconded Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM 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

 

Outcome 1 - We can work close to home

 

1        Black Summer Bushfire Grant - application for Visitor Economy Program                                                                                                       

192  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Aaron Duke

That:

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

2.     That information regarding the grant proposal be shared with local MPs.

 

 

 

 

Outcome 2 - We plan for our future growth

 

2        Submission to the Draft Housing SEPP                                                   

193  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor John Thain

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.

5.    Council request the three Local State Members to support Council’s submission to the Draft Housing SEPP, particularly in regard to clustering.

 

Councillor Jim Aitken OAM arrived at the meeting, the time being 7:40pm.

 

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

A MOTION was MOVED by Councillor John Thain seconded Councillor Todd Carney

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.

3.    Council does not support a private golf course.

 

194  An AMENDMENT was MOVED by Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish

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.

 

Upon being PUT to the meeting, the AMENDMENT was CARRED and on becoming the MOTION was also CARRIED.

 

Outcome 3 - We can get around the City

 

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

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

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.

 

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

196  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

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.

 


 

 

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

197  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

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.

 

 

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

198  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

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.

 

 

Outcome 4 - We have safe, vibrant places

 

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

199  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Bernard Bratusa seconded Councillor Aaron Duke

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.

4.    Council write to Laura Player and notify her of the outcome.

 

10      NSW Government COVID-19 Pandemic Support Funding                     

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

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.

 

 

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

201  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Tricia Hitchen seconded Councillor Kath Presdee

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.

 

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that his name be recorded as having voted against the MOTION.

 

 

 


 

 

Outcome 7 - We have confidence in our Council

 

12      Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2021                                 

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

That:

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

2.     Council nominate Councillors Karen McKeown OAM, Tricia Hitchen, Todd Carney, Robin Cook, Greg Davies, Ross Fowler OAM, Brian Cartwright and Kath Presdee as its voting delegates for the LGNSW Board Elections and Annual Conference.

3.    Councillor John Thain be nominated as an alternate delegate/observer to attend the 2021 LGNSW Annual Conference.

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

5.     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.

 

13      Proposed Road Closure - Webb Street Werrington (North)                  

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

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.

 

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

204  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright

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.

 

 

15      Sundry Debtor Write Off                                                                            

205  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Marcus Cornish seconded Councillor Tricia Hitchen

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.

 

16      2021-22 Financial Assistance Grant                                                         

206  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Brian Cartwright seconded Councillor Ross Fowler OAM

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.

 

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

207  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Greg Davies seconded Councillor Robin Cook

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.

 

REQUESTS FOR REPORTS AND MEMORANDUMS AND URGENT BUSINESS

 

RR 1           Cranebrook Village Footpath     

Councillor John Thain requested a memorandum to all Councillors clarifying why the footpath upgrades at Cranebrook Village have not been continued past the townhouse complex.

 

RR 2           Condition of Flagpoles       

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that Council arrange for the replacement of the Australian flag at the shops located on Sydney Street, St Marys and also the installation of an Aboriginal flag next to it.

 

RR 3           Outdoor Seating at Cafés  

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested a memorandum to all Councillors or Briefing outlining what Council can do to assist local café businesses with increasing outdoor seating.

 

RR 4           Robin Wiles Park, North St Marys       

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that Council consider incorporating an off-leash dog park within Robin Wiles Park at North St Marys.

 

RR 5           Installation of Lights at St Clair Skate Park 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested a memorandum providing an update on the installation of lights at the skate park in St Clair.  

 

RR 6           Renaming of Reserve in Caddens       

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested a memorandum providing an update regarding the request to the Geographical Names Board to have a reserve in Caddens re-named as John Gandell Reserve, in honour of one of Penrith’s early settlers. 

 

RR 7           Exercise Equipment along Great River Walk        

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested a memorandum providing an update on the installation of exercise equipment along the Great River Walk.

 

RR 8           NRL Grand Final Live Site 

Councillor Tricia Hitchen requested that Council consider arranging an NRL Grand Final live site at Jamison Park or Panthers Stadium and seek support from the Penrith Panthers.

 

UB 1           Nepean Hockey Association       

Councillor Todd Carney requested that an amount of $2,500 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to the Nepean Hockey Association to cover the cost of facility upgrades.

208  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

209  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Todd Carney seconded Councillor Marcus Cornish that an amount of $2,500 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to the Nepean Hockey Association to cover the cost of facility upgrades.

 


 

 

RR 9           Zoning in Kingswood and St Marys    

Councillor Todd Carney requested a Councillor Briefing report outlining how the zoning in Kingswood and St Marys has been impacted by the clustering of boarding houses and what Council can do if the State Government doesn’t support the reduction of clustering in those areas.

 

RR 10         Waiving of Parking Fines   

Councillor Todd Carney requested that Council continue the waiving of parking fines until Christmas 2021.

 

RR 11         Employment at Council      

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested information regarding the recruitment process for candidates applying for Council jobs and if there are any cost benefits associated with outsourcing employment.

 

RR 12         Heritage Items at Proposed Penrith Lakes Film Studio

Councillor Marcus Cornish requested a memorandum to all Councillors containing a list and map of all of the heritage items at the proposed Penrith Lakes film studio precinct and within the entire Penrith Lakes scheme and how these will continue to be accessible to the public.

 

RR 13         Natural Walking Track in St Marys      

Councillor Robin Cook requested that Council consider establishing a park and natural walking track near the St Marys CBD.

 

RR 14         Library at St Marys    

Councillor Robin Cook requested that Council investigate the construction of a potential library in St Marys.

 

UB 2           Penrith Community Kitchen       

Councillor Kath Presdee requested that an amount of $3,000 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to Penrith Community Kitchen to assist them with providing support during COVID-19.

210  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Greg Davies that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

211  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kath Presdee seconded Councillor Greg Davies that an amount of $3,000 be allocated in equal amounts from each Ward’s voted works to Penrith Community Kitchen to assist them with providing support during COVID-19.

 


 

 

RR 15         Erskine Park Cricket 

Councillor Kath Presdee requested that Council congratulate and acknowledge Erskine Park Cricket player, Hannah Darlington on her one day international debut for Australia.

 

RR 16         Penrith Panthers Acknowledgement  

Councillor Kath Presdee requested that Council congratulate and acknowledge the Penrith Panthers players who were nominated for the Dally M Team of the Year award.

 

RR 17         Cleaning of Rural Gutters at Berkshire Park

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memorandum providing an update on the cleaning and restoration of rural gutters, particularly at Second Road and Third Road, Berkshire Park.

 

RR 18         Compression Braking Signs       

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a memorandum to all Councillors advising why there are signs to limit compression braking at Dunheved Road, St Marys, but not at Victoria Street, Kingswood and other residential roads.

 

RR 19         Clearing of Drains on Llandilo Road   

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested that the drains along Llandilo Road be cleared.

 

RR 20         Condition of Llandilo Road

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report regarding the condition of Llandilo Road, including the crazing and costs of repairing it.

 

RR 21         Local Land Services Act 2013    

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report detailing why Council isn’t a party to the Local Land Services Act 2013, specifically in relation to bushfires and koala protection.

 

UB 3           Judd Street, Berkshire Park        

Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM requested a report to Council covering the following in relation to Judd Street, Berkshire Park:

1.     If the resident had permission to import 200 truck-loads of fill.

2.     If the resident had permission to build half a metre of fill along the fence line to divert the natural flow of water at right angles.

3.     If the remedial works directed by Council compiled with the Civil Works Plan and it’s intended outcome and if these works are still intrinsically in place.

4.     If Council physically inspected the work before it was signed off.

 

212  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor John Thain that the matter be brought forward and dealt with as a matter of urgency.

 

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown OAM, ruled that the matter was urgent and should be dealt with at the meeting.

 

213  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor John Thain that Councillors receive a report regarding the following in relation to Judd Street, Berkshire Park:

 

1.     If the resident had permission to import 200 truck-loads of fill.

2.     If the resident had permission to build half a metre of fill along the fence line to divert the natural flow of water at right angles.

3.     If the remedial works directed by Council compiled with the Civil Works Plan and it’s intended outcome and if these works are still intrinsically in place.

4.     If Council physically inspected the work before it was signed off.

 

 

RR 22         COVID-19 Road Mapping   

Councillor Greg Davies requested a report regarding Council’s rules and regulations for premises such as the Civic Centre and Ripples in relation to the COVID-19 State Government road mapping.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

214  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Kevin Crameri OAM seconded Councillor Brian Cartwright that the meeting adjourn to the Committee of the Whole to deal with the following matters, the time being 9:07pm.

 

1        Presence of the Public

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

The meeting resumed at 9:21pm and the Mayor reported that the Committee of the Whole met at 9:07pm on Monday, 27 September 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, 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.     

 

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        Gipps St Capital Expenditure Review Report                                                                

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Todd Carney

CW2 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Gipps St Capital Expenditure Review Report be received

2.     Council endorses the Capital Expenditure Report and that it be forwarded to the Office of Local Government

3.     Council approves the capital project cost to be funded as noted in the report

4.     Council approves ongoing operational costs to be budgeted accordingly at the completion of the project

5.     Council approves an application to be made under Round 2 of the Greater Cities and Regional Sports Facility Fund for the maximum $1m contribution towards this project.

 

3        Proposed Road Closure and Realignment - Gibbes Street, Jamisontown (Homemaker Centre)                                                                                                         

RECOMMENDED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies

CW3 That:

1.     The information contained in the report on Proposed Road Closure and Realignment - Gibbes Street, Jamisontown (Homemaker Centre) be received

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

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 documents in relation to this matter

4.     The parcel of closed road, once registered and vested in Council, be classified as Operational Land.

5.     The portion of closed road be transferred to Calardu Penrith Pty Ltd for the sum of $350,000(excl GST), or if the transfer occurs more than 6 months from the date of this resolution, compensation to be determined at market value at the date of transfer, but to be no less than $350,000 (excl GST).

 

 

ADOPTION OF Committee of the Whole

 

215  RESOLVED on the MOTION of Councillor Ross Fowler OAM seconded Councillor Greg Davies 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 9:22pm.

 

 

 

I certify that these 15 pages are the Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Penrith City Council held on 27 September 2021.

 

 

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