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14 July 2022

Summary of Council Decisions: 11 July 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting

Miss the Council Meeting on Monday night? Here is a summary of the discussions (Date: 11 July 2022):

  1. Council noted Jim Stefan has stepped down from his role as Group Manager City Assets and Environment and thanked him for his leadership and contributions to the City of Parramatta Council. (Item 8.1)
  2. Council noted a current review of how Council’s Customer Service Policy, Customer Service Charter and standard Service Level Agreements are communicated to the community and requested a workshop be held as part of the report for Councillor input and feedback and a report be brought back to Council within 6 months on the implementation of opportunities identified in the review. (Item 8.2)
  3. Council noted the recent NSW Budget contained no funding for work to investigate the acquisition of the Roxy Theatre by the NSW Government and agreed to write to the Minister for Arts and Minister for Heritage about the matter. (Item 8.3)
  4. Council noted the concerns raised by representatives from the community regarding safety concerns for vision impaired pedestrians as a result of the construction of the Parramatta Light Rail and agreed that the Lord Mayor would write to the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Disability Services to call on the NSW Government to urgently address the safety concerns. (Item 8.4)
  5. Council appointed Meredith Hodgman, Peter Runcie, Sarah Barns, Scott Thomson and Ian Opperman to the Smart City Advisory Committee for the period of this Council term. (Item 13.1)
  6. Council agreed to employ a permanent Strategic Grants Officer within the City Strategy division to coordinate Council’s external grants applications, to be funded through grants awarded to Council where the grant funding agreements permit. (Item 13.2)
  7. Council endorsed Parramatta Aquatic Centre as the name for the new aquatic centre in Parramatta, and “Memorial Pool” as the name of the 50-metre outdoor pool. Council also endorsed a further stage of public engagement to vote on naming suggestions for elements within the facility, to be provided to Council via report by September 2022. (Item 13.3)
  8. Council agreed to make an application to the Minister for Local Government seeking consent to grant the proposed lease with Vodafone over community land described as Lot 26 in Deposited Plan 230685 and located at 358Z North Rocks Road, Carlingford. (Item 13.4)
  9. Council approved the same by compulsory acquisition of 1C-1D Unwin Street Rosehill. (Item 13.5)
  10. Council deferred consideration of Council’s response to the key policy changes made by the Department of Planning and Environment to the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal. (Item 13.7)
  11. Council approved an advocacy program to the NSW Government to convert the part of the TfNSW site at Wentworth Point currently proposed to be redeveloped by TfNSW to public open space purposes. (Item 14.1)
  12. Council agreed to enter into the Interface Agreement with Sydney Metro West in respect of Western Tunnelling Package (WTP) Scope provided within attachment 1 of the confidential report. (Item 16.1)
  13.  Council agreed to permanently close a portion of the lane between Rawson Street and Beecroft Road, Epping, and to classify the portion as Operational Land upon formal gazettal of the road closure. (Item 16.2)
  14. Council requested an update on the submission of a business case to the WestInvest Fund. (Item 16.3)

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