Environment and Planning Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 12 March 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chair)

Councillor Stephen Agius (arrived at 6:05pm)

Councillor Vince Badalati

Councillor Con Hindi

Councillor Rita Kastanias

Councillor Leesha Payor

Council Staff

General Manager, Ms Gail Connolly

Director Environment and Planning, Ms Meryl Bishop

Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon

Manager Development and Building, Ms Tina Christy

Coordinator Strategic Planning, Ms Stephanie Lum

Executive Assistant to Director Environment and Planning, Ms Lynne Denham

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.02 pm.

Apologies 

Motion:      Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

That an apology for the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry be accepted.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Disclosure of Interest

Councillor Hindi declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item ENV005-18 – Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plans advising that he is a resident of our Local Government Area and the controls apply to his property.  Councillor Hindi remained in the meeting during discussion and voting on this item.

 

 

 

 

Procedural Motion

Motion:                Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi.

That standing orders be suspended to allow members of the public to address the meeting.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Public Addresses to the Meeting

ITEM

SPEAKER

ENV005-18
Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plans

Howard Baron – South Hurstville Residents Association Inc.

ENV005-18
Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plans

Ben Wang – Hurstville Action Group

ENV005-18
Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plans

Louie Dimovski – Hurstville Action Group

Procedural Motion

Motion:                Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

That standing orders be resumed.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 12 February 2018

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 12 February 2018, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Committee Reports

ENV004-18       Planning Proposal PP2015/0006 - 37 - 41 Treacy Street, Hurstville - Treacy Street Car Park

(Report by Senior Development Assessment Officer)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a) That Council not proceed with Planning Proposal PP2015/0006 for 37-41 Treacy Street Hurstville (Treacy Street Car Park) until the completion of key strategies and studies to enable a holistic approach to the growth and development of the Hurstville CBD.

(b) That the General Manager advises the Department of Planning and Environment of the decision not to proceed with the Planning Proposal as the site will be incorporated into a future planning proposal prepared for the Hurstville City Centre.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV005-18       Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plans

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Councillor Hindi declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary Interest in the following item.

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)          That Council make the following amendments to the DCPs:

a.    Hurstville DCP No. 2: Amend Table 1 for New dwelling houses (single storey) and single storey alterations and additions to dwellings to require full compliance with the DCP.

b.    Hurstville DCP No. 1: Amend Table 1 for New dwelling houses (single storey) and single storey alterations and additions to dwellings to require full compliance with the DCP.

c.    Kogarah DCP: Amend Table 1 for New dwelling houses (single storey and two storey) and single storey alterations and additions to dwellings to require full compliance with the DCP.

d.    Place a note at the end of Table 1 in the three DCPs stating: For New dwelling houses (single storey) and single storey alterations and additions to dwellings any non-compliances with the relevant DCP will re-categorise the DA to a category B DA.

e.    Amend Table 1 in Hurstville DCP Nos. 1 and No. 2 and amend Table 1 in the Kogarah DCP to delete the reference to two (2) storey dwellings.

f.     All two storey houses and alterations and additions resulting in a 2 storey house will be required to be notified.

g.    That applications for places of public worship received between 15 November and 2 January are to be notified as soon as possible and the exhibition period is to be extended for a further 21 days after 15 January.

(b)          That Council resolve, pursuant to Section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and in accordance with Clause 21 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, to approve the amendment to Hurstville Development Control Plan No.1 – Part 2.2, Hurstville Development Control Plan No.2 – Part 2.4 and Kogarah Development Control Plan 2013 – Part A2 relating to notification and advertising provisions as described in this report and as amended by (a) above.

(c)          That Council give public notice of the decision to approve the amendment to Hurstville Development Control Plan No.1, Hurstville Development Control Plan No.2 and Kogarah Development Control Plan 2013, in the local paper within 28 days in accordance with Clause 21 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

(d)          That Council endorse the General Manager to make minor modifications to any numerical, typographical, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, in the finalisation of the draft plan.

(e)          That those persons who made a submission on the draft amendments to Hurstville Development Control Plan No.1, Hurstville Development Control Plan No.2 and Kogarah Development Control Plan 2013 be advised of Council’s decision.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV006-18       Amendment No. 8 to DCP No. 2 - Hurstville City Centre for 108, 112 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright, Hurstville (the 'Bing Lee' site)

(Report by Coordinator Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

That this agenda item be deferred to the next meeting of Council on Monday, 26 March 2018 for Council consideration.

 

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV007-18       Sharing Facilities and Infrastructure with NSW Department of Education

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:   Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Hindi

That Council delegate to the General Manager authority to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education on sharing facilities such as fields, halls, courts, and the like for a period of 12 months from date of execution.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:                     Councillor Katris (Chairperson), Councillor Agius, Councillor Badalati, Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

 

Against the Motion:   Councillor Payor

Procedural Motion – Matter of Urgency

MU01-18   Local Planning Panel Membership

Motion:      Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

That in accordance with Clause 3.7(3)(a)(b) of the Georges River Council Code of Meeting Practice, Standing Orders be suspended to permit the Matter of Urgency in relation to the Local Planning Panel Membership to be considered.

The Chair, Councillor Katris ruled in accordance with Clause 3.7(3)(a)(b) of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice that the matter was of great urgency. 

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Confidential item (Closed Session)

The Chair asked if there were any members of the public who would like to speak on the

reasons Council proposes to consider the items in closed session and there were none.

Recommendation Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

That in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act 1993, the following Local Planning Panel Membership be considered in closed session at which the press and public are excluded.

Under Section 10a(2), this item is being considered in Closed Session due to the sensitivity of discussing personal information regarding candidates for appointment to the Local Planning Panel.

MU01-18 Local Planning Panel Membership

Open Committee Meeting 7.08pm

Recommendation

That the meeting revert to Open Council.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Consideration of Recommendations from Closed Session

MU01-18 Local Planning Panel Membership

Recommendation:     Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

 

That arising from the recent resignation of Local Planning Panel members, and to ensure that Council is able to maintain a fully functioning Panel, replacement members be urgently appointed as follows:

 

Determination Panel Members

John Brockhoff

 

Review Panel Members

Helen Mulcahy

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7:08pm.

 

 

Chairperson