Environment and Planning Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 13 August 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chairperson), Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Rita Kastanias (arrived at 6.12pm), Councillor Kathryn Landsberry and Councillor Leesha Payor.

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning, Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services, Mr Andrew Spooner, Manager Development and Building, Mr Ryan Cole, Coordinator Strategic Planning, Ms Stephanie Lum, Executive Assistant Director Environment and Planning, Ms Leanne Allen and Personal Assistant Manager Environment, Health and Regulatory Services, Ms Lynne Denham.

 

Opening

The Chair, Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 6.06pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

Councillor Katris acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

Apologies 

There were no apologies.

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Participation

There were no registered speakers.

Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 09 July 2018

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Meeting held on 09 July 2018 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 Committee Reports

ENV022-18       Planning Proposal - 9 Gloucester Road, Hurstville

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

That Council defer consideration of the Planning Proposal to amend the Hurstville LEP2012 in relation to 9 Gloucester Road Hurstville to allow further investigation into increasing the non-residential FSR on the site.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Note:          Councillor Kastanias arrived at 6.12pm.

ENV023-18       Offer to Enter Into a Voluntary Planning Agreement in Association with Planning Proposal (PP2015/0005) and Subsequent  Development Application for 9 Gloucester Road and 420-430 Forest Road, Hurstville

(Report by Executive Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)       That Council defer consideration of the letter of offer to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement from Great Tang Brothers (GTB) Hurstville Pty Ltd to enable the General Manager to further consider the offer in relation to the Council’s VPA Policy August 2016. The VPA is to be reported to Council’s Environment and Planning Committee meeting for consideration.

 

(b)       That once further consideration has taken place a report will be provided to the Environment and Planning Committee.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV024-18       Food Premises Inspection Fees and Charges for School Canteens

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Agius and Councillor Hindi

(a)     That Registered Charities and school canteens run by Not for Profit associations be exempt from paying Annual Food Premises Inspection Fees.

 

(b)     That a note be added to the relevant Food Premises Inspection Fee categories in Georges River Council’s adopted Fees and Charges stating; “Registered Charities and Not for Profit School Canteens are Exempt”.

 

(c)     That in accordance with Section 610(f)(3)(a) Local Government Act, 1993, the waiving of food premises inspection fees for Registered Charities and school canteens run by Not for Profit associations be placed on public exhibition for a period of at least 28 days allowing the community to comment on the proposal.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:            Councillor Katris, Councillor Agius, Councillor Hindi, Councillor Kastanias,                                     Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor.

 

Against the Motion:   Councillor Badalati.

 

ENV025-18       Dockless Bike Share

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

That Council note the information provided in this report and that a further report be provided following the finalisation of the NSW Governments enforceable code of conduct for bike share operators.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV026-18       Annual School Zone Safety Program

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi  and Councillor Agius

That Council receive and note the report on “Annual School Safety Program”.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV027-18       Tender - Mattress Collection Tender SSROC T2017-09 for the collection and processing of mattresses

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

 

(a) That Council under Section 178 (1) (a) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, accept the tenders that are recommended by Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) as the most advantageous tenders for SSROC T2017-09 as per the confididential attachments to this report.

 

(b) That Council acknowledge by accepting the tender a framework is provided to commence negoitiatons to enter into a contract with the preferred successful tenderers for the collection and processing of mattresses.

 

(c) That Council provide delegated authority to the General Manager to sign the Commissioning Agreements with the preferred successful tenderers.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV028-18       Planning Proposal - Road Widening at 53 Forest Road, 108 Durham Street and 9 Roberts Lane, Hurstville

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias

(a)       That Council endorse the Planning Proposal to amend the Land Reservation Acquisition Map of the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 to include a 3m wide local road widening along the Roberts Lane boundary of the properties at 53 Forest Road, 9 Roberts Lane and 108 Durham Street, Hurstville.

(b)     That Council endorse the forwarding of the Planning Proposal to the delegate of the Greater Sydney Commission for a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(c)     That the Planning Proposal be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the conditions of any Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning and Environment.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV029-18       Environmental Audit of the Peakhurst Industrial Estate

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

That Council not commence an environmental audit program of the Peakhurst Industrial Estate (PIE) until funding and resourcing of the program is identified through grant funding or via an approved business case to be considered as part of the 2019/2020 budget process.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV030-18       Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined - April - June 2018

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)     That the report, Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined April – June 2018, be received and noted.

(b)       That the list of all new Development Applications be provided to the Councillors on a fortnightly basis.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV031-18       Draft Georges River Car Parking Strategy

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

That Council defer consideration of the Car Parking Strategy to allow further investigation into the implications of the study’s finding and recommendations.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6.53 pm

 

Chairperson