Environment and Planning Committee

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Monday, 10 September 2018

 Present

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chairperson), Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry and Councillor Leesha Payor.

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Development and Building, Mr Ryan Cole, Coordinator Environment Sustainability and Waste Services, Ms Fiona Stock, 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 6:09pm.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies 

Motion:     Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Agius

That an apology for Councillor Hindi be accepted.

Record of Voting:
For the Motion: Unanimous

Disclosure of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

 

Public Participation

There were no registered speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Previous Meetings

Environment and Planning - 13 August 2018

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning held on 13 August 2018, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Committee Reports

ENV032-18       Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes Monday 6 August 2018

(Report by Economic Development Officer)

Recommendation:   Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Agius

That the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee held on 6 August 2018 be adopted by Council.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV033-18       Adoption of Notification and Advertising Development Control Plan - Amended Plans

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias

(a)       That Council resolve, pursuant to Section 3.43 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 following 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 the notification of amended plans in undetermined development applications and controls around Class 1 development appeals and residential development appeals in the Land and Environment Court.

 

Where Council received amended plans prior to determination, Council will notify:

(i)        If an application is amended prior to determination, it will be re-notified if, in the opinion of the Council Officer, the amendments are considered to result in significant additional environmental impacts.

(ii)       The notification period may be reduced if, in the opinion of the Council officer, all persons affected by the change(s) have been given an opportunity to make a submission.

(iii)      The extent of the notification to be in accordance with notification area defined by this DCP, will include persons that made a previous submission and those persons who, in the opinion of the Council officer, may be affected.

 

 

 

 

 

Provisions for notification of amended plans in Class 1 development appeals in the Land and Environment Court:

 

(b)       In Class 1 development appeals the Court, rather than Council, is the consent authority.

(i)        If amended plans are submitted as part of a confidential conciliation conference and the Council’s experts consider that they adequately address Council’s concerns and can be approved, the amended plans will not be re-notified. This is because it is not a requirement of the Court and the resident objectors are not a party to the proceedings and the experts, in making their assessment, will have regard to the matters for consideration specified in section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, including any submissions made.

 

(ii)       If the applicant is granted leave by the Court to rely on amended plans during the course of an appeal, the amended plans will be re-notified by Council if required under this DCP to the extent that the Court, in its discretion, determines that re-notification takes place.

 

(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 the Mayor write to the Minister for Planning and the local members concerning the requirements of the Land and Environment Court in not renotifying amended plans and therefore not allowing residents a chance to comment on development within their neighbourhood.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV034-18       Establishment of a Fox Control/Eradication Program in the Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Coordinator,  Environmental, Sustainability and Waste)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias

(a)       That Council update its website, educating residents with information on the impact of foxes and how to minimise their impact in the urban environment.

 

(b)       That the General Manager investigate and provide a further report to Council on the Fox Scan Program, the future direction of the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network and the outcomes of discussions with Bayside Council, Sutherland Shire Council and National Parks Council and Local Land Services to investigate a joint program relating to integrated management of foxes in the Georges River Local Government Area.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENV035-18       Amendment No. 9 to DCP No. 2 - Hurstville City Centre for 108, 112 and 124 Forest Road and 1 and 3 Wright Street, Hurstville (the 'Bing Lee' site)

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias

(a)     That Council resolve in accordance with Clause 21(1) (b) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, to approve Amendment No. 9 to DCP No. 2 – Hurstville City Centre.

(b)     That Council give public notice of the decision to approve Amendment No. 9 to DCP No. 2 – Hurstville City Centre in the local paper in accordance with Clause 21(2) and (4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, stating that the amendment will commence upon the making of Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 - Amendment No. 13.

(c)     That the Department of Planning and Environment be advised of Council’s decision to approve Amendment No. 9 to DCP No. 2 – Hurstville City Centre in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(d)     That Council endorse the Director of Environment and Planning to make minor modifications to any numerical, typographical, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, in the finalisation of the draft plans.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:                     Councillor Katris, Councillor Agius, Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias.

 

Against the Motion:   Councillor Payor and Councillor Landsberry.

 

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 6:30pm

 

 

 

Chairperson