Environment and Planning Standing Committee

Notice of Meeting

Monday, 13 November 2017

 

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

 

 

An Environment and Planning Committee Meeting will be held at 6.00pm on Monday, 13 November 2017, in the River Room, Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre, corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville, for the consideration of the business available on Council's website at http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/Council-Meetings.

 

 

 

 

Gail Connolly

General Manager

 

 

 

BUSINESS

1.      Apologies

2.      Disclosures of Interest

3.      Minutes of previous meetings

4.      Committee Reports


Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting

Summary of Items

Monday, 13 November 2017

 

Previous Minutes

MINUTES: Environment and Planning - 09 October 2017

Committee Reports

ENV001-17       Economic Development Advisory Committee Expression of Interest for Members and Terms of Reference

(Report by Economic Development Officer).............................................................. 2

ENV002-17       Heritage Building Grants Program 2017-2018

(Report by Strategic Planner).................................................................................... 14

ENV003-17       Kempt Field Plan of Management - Community Consultation Outcomes and Finalisation

(Report by Strategic Planner).................................................................................... 22   

 


Georges River Council – Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting -  Monday, 13 November 2017                       Page 2

Committee Reports

Item:                   ENV001-17        Economic Development Advisory Committee Expression of Interest for Members and Terms of Reference 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council endorse the Expression of Interest selection process and Terms of Reference for the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

(b)     That Council seek Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified members of the community to participate in the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

(c)     That the Terms of Reference for the Economic Development Advisory Committee be approved.

 

Executive Summary

1.      One of the Advisory Committees of Council is the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

2.      The major role of the Committee is to advise on the preparation of an Economic Development Strategy for Georges River.

3.      This report seeks Council’s endorsement of the updated Terms of Reference and the Expression of Interest selection process for the community memberships of the Committee.

Background

4.      Following the amalgamation in May 2016, the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) was established for Georges River Council.

5.      Draft Terms of Reference were developed and an Expression of Interest (EOI) was sought from the local community. Eight representatives were appointed following the EOI period. In addition, seven former Councillors were appointed by Council.

6.      The Committee met on four occasions between November 2016 and July 2017. The Committee provided input into the development of a Draft Economic Development Strategy. The Draft Strategy will be presented to Council in early 2018. 

7.      At the last meeting on 10 July 2017, Council’s Administrator informed the Committee that the incoming Council would determine membership and update the Terms of Reference for the Committee following the Council election in September 2017.

Draft Terms of Reference

8.      Draft Terms of Reference are contained in Attachment 1 to this report.

9.      The Draft Terms of Reference outlines the Purpose, Role and Objectives of the Committee.

10.    The Committee’s key purpose is to advise on the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the Georges River Economic Development Strategy.


 

11.    The Committee’s role and objectives are to:

a.   Act as a link between Council and key industry sectors to encourage open communication to respond to issues that may impact on the business community;

b.   Develop and promote partnerships and business networks in the local area;

c.   Identify economic development projects, opportunities and actions;

d.   Assist with the commissioning and implementation of an Economic Development Strategy for the Georges River LGA;

e.   Partner with Council to attract new businesses, investment and jobs to the local area.

Membership

12.    The following Councillors have been appointed to the Georges River Economic Advisory Committee until September 2018:

a.   Councillor Con Hindi

b.   Councillor Warren Tegg

c.   Councillor Nick Katris (Alternate)

d.   Councillor Stephen Agius (Alternate)

13.    The Terms of Reference require that the membership of the Georges River Economic Advisory Committee will be sought on the basis of broad interest, understanding and commitment to advancing economic growth in the local area and shall comprise the following membership structure:

a.   One representative and one alternate from the St George Chamber of Commerce;

b.   One representative and one alternate from the Southern Sydney Chinese Business Association;

c.   One representative and one alternate from the Realise Sydney;

d.   One representative from each key industry - Health, Manufacturing, Finance, Education, Hospitality, and Retail;

e.   One community representative; and

f.    Other members who may be invited by the Mayor, from time to time, to assist the Committee to achieve its objectives.

14.    In this regard this report recommends that an Expression of Interest selection process be undertaken to seek suitability qualified community members to participate in the Committee until September 2018.

Expression of Interest selection process

15.    Representatives will be sought from the following key industry sectors: Community, Health, Manufacturing, Finance, Education, Hospitality, and Retail; as well as from business associations, including the St George Business Chamber, Realise Sydney and the Southern Sydney Chinese Business Association.

16.    As part of the application process, applicants will be required to demonstrate their education, knowledge, professional experience, memberships of industry organisations and any affiliations with community groups.

 


 

17.    The selection process and timing will be as follows:

Timing

Action

December 2017/January 2018

Advertising in the Leader and Council’s website.

Letters sent to representatives from the following key industry sectors: Community, Health, Manufacturing, Finance, Education, Hospitality, and Retail.

Letters to St George Business Chamber, Southern Sydney Chinese Business Association and any other business centre associations.

Expressions of Interest will be asked to respond to:

·    Category of industry sector.

·    Outline of education and knowledge that demonstrates suitability for the role.

·    Outline of professional experience and expertise in the nominated sector.

·    Listing of any industry membership groups that they are currently or have been a member of.

·    Listing of any community affiliations that they are or have been involved in (e.g. service clubs, community and sporting groups).

·    Outline their interest in being on the Committee.

 

26 February 2018

Council Meeting to appoint members

 

March 2018

First meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held

 

18.    Appointed community members will be expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Council, and abide by the Terms of Reference and Council’s Code of Conduct, and Public Interest Disclosures Policy.

 

Financial Implications

19.    Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

TRIM File: 16/1330

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment View1

Updated Terms of Reference Economic Development Advisory Committee

 


Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 13 November 2017

ENV006-17             Economic Development Advisory Committee Expression of Interest for Members and Terms of Reference

[Appendix 1]          Updated Terms of Reference Economic Development Advisory Committee

 

 

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Georges River Council – Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting -  Monday, 13 November 2017                       Page 14

Item:                   ENV002-17        Heritage Building Grants Program 2017-2018 

Author:              Strategic Planner

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

That the Heritage Building Grants Program 2017/18 offers be made to successful applicants as outlined in the table annexed to this report ‘Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Grant Funding 2017/18’.

 

Executive Summary

1.      The purpose of this report is to seek endorsement of recommendations for the allocation of grant funding under the Heritage Building Grants of the Georges River Council Heritage Grants program. Nineteen (19) complete applications were received and 17 applications are recommended for grant funding with a total amount of $43,000 to be provided.

Background

2.      Council endorsed the Heritage Building Grants program for the 2017/18 financial year, with a total amount of $43,000 being allocated to grant funding.

3.      The Heritage Building Grants program aims to encourage the retention and maintenance of properties that have heritage significance, and promote and celebrate our community’s local heritage. Under the program, owners and agents of heritage listed buildings in Hurstville LEP 1994, Hurstville LEP 2012 and Kogarah LEP 2012, are eligible for financial assistance for specific restoration or conservation works on their property. Generally these works are limited to small conservation projects or extraordinary maintenance requirements. Grants may range from $100 to a maximum of $10,000 and funding is provided on a dollar to dollar basis up to a maximum of 50% of the project value.

 

Heritage Building Grants

4.      Letters inviting applications for grant funding were sent to the owners of all listed heritage properties on 29 August 2017. Submissions were requested to be made in writing, providing a detailed outline of the proposed work, quotations, photos and sketches, if warranted. Applications were to be made by 6 October 2017. Applicants were advised that works must be completed by the end of the financial year. A total of nineteen (19) complete submissions were received.

5.      Council’s Heritage Advisor and Strategic Planner visited all properties and made an assessment of the appropriateness of the proposed works against the heritage significance of the item.

6.      A summary table outlining the nature of the applications, indicative costs and recommendations of Council’s Heritage Advisor and Strategic Planner is Attachment 1 of this report – ‘Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Grant Funding 2017/18’.

7.      Where necessary, funding will be accompanied by conditions specifying how projects are to be undertaken or requesting additional details to be approved prior to the commencement of works.


 

8.      Seventeen (17) projects are supported and recommended for the allocation of grant funds. The total amount of supported projects is $43,000 which is less than the budget allocation of $45,000. An extension of a grant worth $2,000 was approved by Council for 146 Penshurst Street, Penshurst. The grant was supported under the 2016/17 Heritage Grant program however the applicant was unable to complete the work by the end of the financial year (due to a Council administrative error). Due to the conditions of the grant, the funding for this $2,000 grant was required to be taken out of the 2017/18 grant budget.

9.      Two (2) applications are not recommended for grant funding. No. 1220 Forest Road, Lugarno is listed in Schedule 5 of the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 as “stone shed and ferry wharf slipway”. The application relates to the non-original Post War period verandah structure which is of low significance. It is recommended that the owner/applicant be advised that while funding will not be provided for this year’s program, future grant funding for the repointing of the sandstone blocks to the stone shed should be considered.

10.    No. 663-669 King Georges Road, Penshurst is listed in Schedule 5 of the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012 and is known as the Revival Life Centre ‘West Maling’. Its application for funding is for the repair of a sandstone courtyard area adjacent to the building and reconstruction of a brick retaining wall. The courtyard area is considered to be of low significance and does not relate to the original fabric of the building. No funding is recommended as outlined in Attachment 1 of this report.

11.    The types of applications submitted for grant funding this year largely related to external painting and building repairs, repairing timber framed windows, repointing, tuck pointing and replacement of front fencing.

12.    In assessing the applications priority was given to those project that:

·    result in sympathetic repairs to original fabric of the building such as reconstruction of timber framed windows;

·    lead to streetscape improvements such as reconstruction of front fences in a style appropriate for the architectural style of the building;

·    enhance public amenity and are highly visible to the public; and

·    conserve the heritage significance of the item.

 

Heritage Publication Grants

13.    The Heritage Publication Grants program has an annual $5,000 budget. Last year’s successful recipient Dr Garry Darby received an extension of grant worth $3,600. This funding amount of $3,600 was required to be taken out of the 2017/18 grant budget as the invoice was received after 30 June 2017.

14.    The publication grant is now administered by Council’s Community and Culture Directorate as part of the Community Grants program.

15.    No applications were received for the Heritage Publication Grants. Council officers will explore the feasibility of promoting the grant again in conjunction with round 2 of Council’s Community Grants program 2017/18.

Conclusion

16.    It is recommended that heritage building grant funding be offered as outlined in the table annexed to this report ‘Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Grant Funding 2017/18’.

17.    Seventeen (17) projects are supported and recommended for the allocation of grant funds. The total amount of supported projects is $43,000 of grant funding.

18.    The successful applicants will be notified by mail and the funding offer package will include a covering letter, standard conditions and any project specific conditions or design changes required prior to commencement of work.

19.    Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mail and informed about other future funding opportunities.

Financial Implications

20.    A total annual budget of $50,000 is allocated for the Heritage Grants Program that includes the Heritage Building Grants and the Heritage Publication Grants. The budget is split between the two grants with a total of $45,000 allocated to the Heritage Building Grants and $5,000 allocated to the Heritage Publication Grants.

21.    This financial year (2017/18) there is $43,000 available for the Heritage Building Grants program. An extension of a grant worth $2,000 was approved by Council for a 2016/17 recipient as the applicant was unable to complete the work by the end of the financial year. Due to the conditions of the grant and that there were no surplus funds available, the funding for this $2,000 grant was required to be taken out of the 2017/18 budget.

22.    Successful applicants will have until the end of this financial year to complete their projects and submit their paid invoices to Council to organise reimbursement of grant funds.

 

 

File Reference

Trim No. 17/2086

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment View1

Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Building Grant Funding 2017/18

 


Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 13 November 2017

ENV008-17             Heritage Building Grants Program 2017-2018

[Appendix 1]          Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Building Grant Funding 2017/18

 

 

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Suburb

Address

Summary of proposed works

Cost

Advisor’s Comments and recommendations

Officer’s comments and recommendations

1

8 Woronora Parade, Oatley

 

‘Oxford’

 

 

Retrospective work - grind out old mortar, repointing to match original colour, acid and paint stripper was needed.

 

 

$11,500 incl GST

Retrospective tuck pointing and brick repair is supported.

 

$4,000 grant is recommended.

Workmanship is of good quality and finished product is worthy of funding.

 

$4,000 grant recommended

2

17 Arcadia Street, Penshurst

 

‘Federation House’

 

Tuck point brickwork to front and side of dwelling and repoint sandstone base course.

 

$17,780 excl GST

 

Tuck pointing brickwork and repointing sandstone base course is supported.

 

$3,500 grant is recommended.

 

$3,500 grant recommended

3

35 Maher Street, Hurstville

 

‘House and Garden’

Repair timber panels, exterior painting, sand and repair work, apply oil undercoat. Colours to remain as existing colour scheme.

 

$15,108 incl GST

Repaint all original external timber elements to dwelling. All operable windows to be eased.

 

$2,500 is recommended.

 

$2,500 grant recommended

4

16 Patrick Street, Hurstville

 

‘Federation House’

Paint exterior, replace dividing fence, renew front gate.

 

$4,840 incl GST

 

Support for repainting external fabric and corrugated iron rear roof only.

 

$2,000 is recommended.

 

Support for external repainting only subject to approved colour scheme.

 

$2,000 grant recommended

 

5

27 Ocean Street, Kogarah

 

‘House and Garden’

Front door restoration (retrospective), restore side windows, replace wooden battons of verandah ceiling, restoration of roof tiles.

 

$7,450 excl GST

Support for repainting 2 window cases to facade only. Operable windows are to be eased.

 

$1,000 is recommended.

Support for repainting front 2 window cases only subject to a paint finish. Clear timber finish not supported.

 

 

$1,000 grant recommended

6

11 Waratah Street, Oatley

 

‘Lindaville’

Repointing the bottom four courses of house and patch where necessary.

 

$550 incl GST

Support for repointing lower 4 courses of brickwork only.

 

$250 is recommended.

 

$250 grant recommended

 

7

287 Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove

 

‘House’

Remove and replace front and rear barge boards.

 

$5,900 excl GST

Replace front and rear bargeboards to match original details.

 

$2,500 grant recommended.

 

 

$2,500 grant recommended

8

40-42 Park Road, Carlton

 

‘House and Garden’

Restoration of eight leadlight window panels.

 

$5,500 excl GST

Restoration of 8 leadlight window panels to original window cases is supported.

 

$2,500 grant recommended.

 

 

$2,500 grant recommended

9

1220 Forest Road, Lugarno

 

‘Stone Shed and Ferry Wharf Slipway’

Work and repair to verandah structure including prop up, remove timber floorboards, replace timber and beams as required, install permanent piles.

 

$37,056.80 incl GST

The proposed works to the non-original Post War period verandah structure is not supported given the addition is of relatively low significance.

 

No grant is recommended.

 

It is recommended that the owner/applicant be advised that while funding will not be provided for the proposed work for this year’s program, he should consider applying for future grant funding for the repointing of the sandstone blocks of the boatshed.

 

No grant is recommended

10

7 Mutual Road, Mortdale

 

‘Longleat’

Scrape loose mortar to front verandah, driveway and side of house, apply mortar to match existing.

$1,375 excl GST

Repoint deteriorated brick work joints in a lime-based mortar to match existing.      

 

$750 grant recommended.

 

 

$750 grant recommended

11

84 Woronora Parade, Oatley

 

‘Yengarie’

Window removal and replacement to match existing.

$6,600 excl GST

Replace 2 original windows on side elevation to match existing.

 

$2,500 grant recommended.

 

 

$2,500 grant recommended

12

1-3 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

 

‘St Giles Presbyterian Church’

 

Repairs to bell tower over main entry.

 

$63,250 incl GST

 

Structural repair to roof slab of bell tower along with new membrane to roof slab and level 2 concrete slab is supported.

 

$5,000 grant is recommended.

 

$5,000 grant recommended

13

170 Railway Parade, Kogarah

 

‘Terraces’ known as 4-14 Gray Street, Kogarah

Remove and replace new fence and gate, new security door in matching design, repair and restore verandah floor with new tiles, changes to stormwater, replace damaged bull nose verandah roof sheeting.

 

$17,600 excl GST

No support for stormwater drainage, security door and floor tiling.

 

Support replacement of bull nosed verandah roof in traditional galvanised iron and replacement of boundary fence to match No 8 Gray Street palisade iron fence and gate.

 

$3,750 grant recommended.

Support for only replacement of bull nosed verandah roof in traditional galvanised iron and replacement of boundary fence to match No 8 Gray Street palisade iron fence and gate.

 

 

$3,750 grant recommended

14

78/23-27 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

 

‘Fire Station’

 

 

Paint exterior of the building.

 

$32,230 incl GST

Support for repainting front window case and door cases only.

 

$1,500 grant recommended.

Support for repainting front window case and front fire station door cases only. Subject to approved colour scheme.

 

$1,500 grant recommended

 

15

18 Anglo Square, Carlton

 

‘House and Garden, Yosemite’

Various building repairs including repair and replace timber windows, paint exterior of house.

 

$90,840 excl GST

Support for repair of 4 concrete lintels/corbels above windows on east elevation.

 

$3,000 grant recommended.

Support for repair of 4 concrete lintels/corbels above windows on east elevation only.

 

$3,000 grant recommended

 

16

17 Kensington Street, Kogarah

 

‘Kogarah Presbyterian Church and Hall (Former) known as 12-16 Derby Street, Kogarah

 

Professionally clean glass, supply and install waterproof membrane to base of tower and side walls and to top turret capping tower, and weed spray around building.

$8,761.50 incl GST

Support for installation of new water proof membrane to bell tower only.

 

$3,500 grant recommended.

Support for installation of new water proof membrane to bell tower only.

 

$3,500 grant recommended

17

146 Penshurst Street, Penshurst

 

‘Federation House’

New front picket fence and centre pathway gate and gable.

 

$3,200 excl GST

Will support, subject to approval, an appropriate picket fence and gate only, max 900mm high with flat topped or rounded pickets. No support for arbor unless documentary evidence is provided i.e. historic photo to support reconstruction of same.

 

$1,250 grant recommended.

Support for new front fence and gate only subject to amended design including appropriate picket fence and gate, maximum 900mm high with flat topped or rounded pickets. No support for arbor unless documentary evidence is provided i.e. historic photo to support reconstruction of same.

 

$1,250 grant recommended

18

23 Annette Street, Oatley

 

‘House and Garden’

Paint exterior of building including gable, windows, doors, railings, eaves, gutters. Minor building repairs to rotten timber.

 

$21,450 incl GST

Support only for repainting external timber elements including windows, doors, balustrades, eaves and fascia and replacing roof battens.

 

$3,500 grant recommended.

Support only for repainting external timber elements.

 

$3,500 grant recommended

19

663 – 669 King Georges Road, Penshurst

 

Revival Life Centre, ‘West Maling’

 

Repair deteriorated sandstone courtyard area adjacent to building and reconstruct brick retaining wall.

$26,217 incl GST

No support for funding. It is of low significance and does not relate to original fabric.

No grant is recommended

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 


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Item:                   ENV003-17        Kempt Field Plan of Management - Community Consultation Outcomes and Finalisation  

Author:              Strategic Planner

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council adopt the draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and endorse forwarding the Plan to the Office of Strategic Lands (Department of Planning and Environment) for approval.

(b)     That Council authorise the General Manager to make minor modifications to any numerical, typographical, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, in the finalisation of the Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan.

(c)     That all individuals who provided a submission during the public exhibition of the Kempt Field Plan of Management be notified of Council’s decision.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Council endorsed the draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan for public exhibition at its meeting of 5 June 2017.  Approval from the landowner, NSW Department of Planning and Environment (Office of Strategic Lands), to publicly exhibit the draft Plans was provided on 13 July 2017 and the public exhibition of was subsequently undertaken from 26 July to 23 August 2017, with submissions received until 6 September 2017 in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

2.      A total of six (6) written submissions and a number of discussions (phone calls and site visits) provided comments on the draft Plans.

3.      This report provides a summary of the community consultation undertaken and the comments made during the public exhibition and recommends a number of changes to the draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan to address these comments, including:

·        Inclusion of a bocce court and associated seating,

·        Inclusion of a badminton court adjacent to the ‘multi-purpose court’’,

·        Additional seating, shade and water bubblers throughout the park,

·        Additional screen landscaping in the north eastern corner adjacent to the “play zone”.

4.      The Department of Planning and Environment has advised by email dated 18 October 2017 that it has reviewed the submissions made and has no comment to make.

5.      The report recommends that the Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017) and Masterplan (October 2017) be adopted and finalised in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.

Background

6.      Council considered a report on the draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan at its meeting of 5 June 2017 and endorsed the draft Plans for public exhibition. The public exhibition was held between 26 July to 23 August 2017, with submissions received until 6 September 2017.


 

7.      The landowner, Department of Planning and Environment (Office of Strategic Lands) was consulted prior to the public exhibition of the draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan and raised no objection to the public exhibition. A summary of the submissions received during the public exhibition was provided to the Office of Strategic Lands after the close of the consultation period on 12 September 2017. The Department of Planning and Environment has advised by email dated 18 October 2017 that it has reviewed the submissions made and has no comment to make.

Public Exhibition

8.      The draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and draft Masterplan were placed on public exhibition from 26 July to 23 August 2017, with submissions received until 6 September 2017 and in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.

9.      Exhibition material (printed public exhibition folder at Council’s Customer Service Centre and Hurstville and Kogarah Libraries and on Council’s website) included:

·        Information Sheet: objectives and description of the draft Plan, details of the public exhibition and how to make a submission,

·        Council report: copy of the report which considered the draft Plans and endorsed the public exhibition (CCL088-17, 5 June 2017),

·        Draft Kempt Field Plan of Management (June 2017),

·        Draft Kempt Field Masterplan (September 2016).

10.    Notification of the public exhibition was through:

·        Newspaper advertisements in The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader (26 July and 16 August 2017),

·        Exhibition notice on Council’s website (exhibitions page from 26 July to 6 September 2017),

·        Notices in the Hurstville Customer Service Centre and Hurstville and Kogarah libraries during exhibition period,

·        Letters to adjoining landowners and occupiers (approx. 1,300 letters),

·        Letters/emails to sporting groups, park users and other interested persons (approx. 35 letters).

11.    Strategic Planning officers were available throughout the public exhibition period to answer phone enquiries. There were no registrations for attendance at the information sessions offered on the draft Plans; however on-site meetings were held with individuals when requested.

Submissions Received

12.    There were six (6) submissions received during the public exhibition as summarised below. A detailed summary of each submission and response to the comments made is provided in Attachment 3.

13.    In summary, the comments raised in the written submissions, telephone calls and on-site meetings include:

·        support for a basketball court within the Park,

·        steepness of current landform, particularly pathways dangerous for children cycling,

·        bocce group uses Kempt Field and would like a court and seating/tables not too far from car parking,

·        suggested the use of the old basketball courts for badminton courts,

·        suggestion for more seating and shade,

·        playground in south eastern corner (adjacent to railway and East Quarter),

·        support for the improved toilet facilities,

·        requested landscaping around the track which doesn’t drop foliage and make track slippery,

·        need for increased privacy and blocking of overlooking from the north eastern playground to adjoining residents,

·        consider screening along Roberts Lane to provide privacy for adjoining properties,

·        objection to “off-leash dog area” as the park is too small to accommodate and it would be dangerous for children and older people,

·        park currently works well and the proposed changes in the Plan would be over development,

·        parking situation is inadequate, suggested using the redundant tennis courts as additional parking and include more parking along Roberts Lane,

·        need a drop-off area for buses, which would be safer for children and older people,

·        parking and access for Lily Street rear garages requires double parking and blocking lane, suggest time restricted parking on part of Roberts Lane.

 

Changes to draft Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan

14.    A number of changes have been made to the Kempt Field Plan of Management and Masterplan to address the comments raised in submissions and the internal comments. The Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017) and revised Masterplan (October 2017) include the following changes from the exhibited versions and describe the community consultation and address the comments made in submissions:

Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017):

·        Details of the community consultation and comments made during the public exhibition,

·        Minor administrative changes throughout the document,

·        Updating of document Figures and Action Plan Table to reflect changes to the Masterplan (refer below),

·        Updating of indicative costing based on revised cost estimate of the Masterplan.

 

Kempt Field Masterplan (October 2017):

·        Inclusion of a bocce court and associated seating,

·        Inclusion of a badminton court adjacent to the ‘multi-purpose court’’,

·        Additional seating, shade and water bubblers throughout the park,

·        Additional bike racks located adjacent to the bike training circuit and “play zone’,

·        Additional screen landscaping in the north eastern corner adjacent to the “play zone”.

 

15.    A copy of the revised Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017) and the revised Masterplan (October 2017) are included in Attachments 1 and 2.

 

Funding

16.    A cost estimate of $3.52M (based on the revised Masterplan (October 2017)) has been included in the Plan of Management. This cost estimate will be reviewed as part of the detailed design project works programme (including any remediation works) has been finalised. This cost estimate has been included in the Plan of Management to assist with the staging of the project and with sourcing funding opportunities and includes:

·        All landscaping and building works identified in the Masterplan including new and upgraded central sporting field, multi-purpose court, fitness zones, lighting, resurfacing and changes to the pedestrian/cycle rack, new pedestrian pathways, dog off-leash zone, fencing, extensive landscaping and improvements to passive recreation areas (including children’s playgrounds, circuit track, seating, BBQ and picnic areas) and replacement toilet block.

17.    The cost estimate does not include remediation of the site and subsequent reinstatement and improvements to landscaping. The full costs of any remediation will be determined once detailed environmental investigations have been carried out.

18.    As noted in the Georges River Council report (CCL088-17 5 June 2017), funding for landscape and building works identified in the Masterplan will include the use of funding from Section 94 Development Contributions (LGA Wide works including park furniture and signage and shade structures), funds from planning agreements (existing and future), existing budget and contributions from Government grants (where available).

19.    Funding may also be available from fees paid for community events and any leases or licences on the site for use permitted in Kempt Field, for example coffee carts, outdoor dining or markets (refer Table of Permitted Uses in the Plan of Management). The staging of landscaping works identified in the Plan have been estimated based on funding availability (as noted above) and commence in Stage 1 (immediate/short term or 1-2 years) and extend to Stage 2 (short term or 5 years) and Stage 3 (medium term or 10+ years).

20.    Future planning agreements for sites within the Hurstville City Centre may consider contributions for improvements to Kempt Field in accordance with the Kempt Field Plan of Management and the Hurstville Open Space, Recreation, Community and Library Facilities Strategy (June 2010) and in accordance with the Georges River Planning Agreements Policy (August 2016).

21.    Current Planning Agreements which identify works and monetary contributions for Kempt Field include the Voluntary Planning Agreement – East Quarter Hurstville Pty Limited and Hurstville City Council (December 2011) and updated by Voluntary Planning Agreement – Georges River Council and Hville FCP Pty Ltd and East Quarter Hurstville Pty Ltd, which identified works to Kempt Field to a value of $1million including:

·        Removal of redundant tennis courts and the provision of tree planting and planter beds and landscaping,

·        Enhancement of the existing amenities block or the construction of a new amenities block including safety lighting,

·        The provision of new footpaths, park furniture, regarding of existing park surfaces and tree planting at the northern end of the park to integrate with the works (above),

·        The provision of a new footpath between East Quarter and Allawah Railway Station through Kempt Field to accommodate pedestrian traffic,

·        Provision of several shelters for weather protection for pedestrian and additional lighting to facilitate pedestrian safety in conjunction with the footpath (refer above),

·        The provision of connections between Kempt Field and East Quarter for pedestrian and bicycle traffic,

·        Construction of a community facility at Kempt Field.

22.    Importantly, it is noted that the updated Planning Agreement requires that Council will use its reasonable endeavours to commence construction of the Kempt Field Works prior to 31 December 2017.

 

Contamination Investigations

23.       Contamination investigations will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions and requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy No.55 – Remediation of Contaminated Land as part of any future development on the site.

 

Way Forward

24.    If Council resolves to adopt the Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017) and Masterplan (October 2017), the following steps will be required to finalise the Plans:

·        The Kempt Field Plan of Management (October 2017) will be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment (Office of Strategic Lands) to request that the Minister for Planning and Environment (as landowner) approve the Plan of Management.

·        Minor administrative changes and changes to address any comments raised by the Department of Planning and Environment in the finalisation of the Plan of Management may be made by the General Manager in accordance with the recommendations of this report.

·        Contamination investigations will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions and requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy No.55 – Remediation of Contaminated Land as part of any future development on the site.

 

Financial Implications

 

25.    Within budget allocation.

 

File Reference

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ATTACHMENTS

Attachment View1

Final Kempt Field Plan of Management October 2017

Attachment View2

Final Kempt Field Masterplan October 2017 For Adoption

Attachment View3

Kempt Field Plan of Management Public Exhibition Summary of Submissions

 


Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 13 November 2017

ENV009-17             Kempt Field Plan of Management - Community Consultation Outcomes and Finalisation

[Appendix 1]          Final Kempt Field Plan of Management October 2017

 

 

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Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 13 November 2017

ENV009-17             Kempt Field Plan of Management - Community Consultation Outcomes and Finalisation

[Appendix 2]          Final Kempt Field Masterplan October 2017 For Adoption

 

 

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Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Standing Committee Meeting - Monday, 13 November 2017

ENV009-17             Kempt Field Plan of Management - Community Consultation Outcomes and Finalisation

[Appendix 3]          Kempt Field Plan of Management Public Exhibition Summary of Submissions

 

 

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