minutes


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 12 November 2018

7.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair),Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Christina Wu

 

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning – Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Environment Health and Regulatory Services, Mr Andrew Spooner, Manager Strategic Planning, Ms Catherine McMahon, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning, Ms Leanne Allen.

 

Opening

Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 7:19pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Acknowledgement of Former Chairperson

Councillor Hindi acknowledged Councillor Katris’ role as Chair over the past 12 months and thanked him for his guidance and contributions to the functions of the Committee.

Apologies 

There were no apologies.

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no registered speakers.

Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 08 October 2018

Recommendation:   Councillor Agius and Councillor Kastanias                                   

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee held on 08 October 2018 be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Committee Reports

ENV039-18       Heritage Building Grants Program 2018-2019

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Agius                            

(a)     That the Heritage Building Grants Program 2018/19 offers be made to successful applicants as outlined in Attachment 1 of this report – ‘Summary table of submissions and recommendations for Heritage Grant Funding 2018/19’.

(b)     That the General Manager allocate within the Quarterly Budget Review, $4,087 from savings identified in the Environment and Planning Directorate for a one-off payment to the Heritage Building Grants Program to increase the overall amount of funds available to this program for the current financial year.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV040-18       Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) Resource Sharing Agreement

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Katris and Councillor Agius                             

(a)     That Council authorise the General Manager to sign the Refund Sharing Agreement with Suez Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd on behalf of Council.

 

(b)     That Council notify the Environment Protection Authority when the Refund Sharing Agreement is signed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV041-18       Offer to Enter Into a Voluntary Planning Agreement Relating to DA2018/0182 for 6 Cross Street, Hurstville

(Report by Executive Strategic Planner)

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias                            

(a)     That Council accept and endorse the letter of offer dated 27 September 2018 from the Illawarra Catholic Club Limited (Developer) to enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) (Attachment 1) for 6 Cross Street, Hurstville, accompanying Development Application DA2018/0182 to convert level 9 to roof top terrace and allow integrated indoor / outdoor dining area in the approved development. The VPA offer will include and deliver the following public benefits:

i.     the Developer will provide a monetary contribution of $142,605.19 (based on a residual land value rate of $1,908.40/m2 for an additional gross floor area of 149.45m2) for providing infrastructure improvements in the Hurstville City Centre, including upgrade of the local road network;

ii.    the public benefits are over and above the usual section 7.11, 7.12 and 7.24 contributions (formerly referred to as section 94, 94A and 94EF contributions) applicable to the development;

iii.   the VPA offer amend the existing VPA between Council and the Illawarra Catholic Club executed on 20 March 2018 relating to DA2017/0040.

iv.   the final VPA will contain provisions necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(b)     That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to negotiate the specific terms of the amendments to existing Voluntary Planning Agreement executed 20 March 2018 and a Deed of Variation and to subsequently exhibit the draft amendments to the existing Planning Agreement and associated Deed of Variation in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979,

(c)     That Council delegate authority to General Manager to:

v.    Authorise any minor changes to the draft amendment to the existing Voluntary Planning Agreement and Deed of Variation following public exhibition, provided that those changes do not diminish the value or nature of the public benefits to be delivered as identified in (a) above; and

vi.   Subsequently enter into the Deed of Variation and amended Voluntary Planning Agreement on behalf of Council.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

                                                                             

 

ENV042-18       Georges River Local Planning Panel Operational Procedures

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation:   Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Katris                              

That the report and responses provided by the Chairpersons of the Georges River Local Planning Panel be received and noted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV043-18       Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined - July - September 2018

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation:   Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Agius                        

That Council receive and note the Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined report for the first quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year being July – September 2018.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

 

ENV044-18       Establishment of a Trial Program - Smoke Free Zones in Georges River Local Government Area

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation:   Councillor Agius and Councillor Katris                           

(a)  That Council endorse the implementation of a Smoke Free Zone for a trial period of 6 months in the Kogarah Town Square, Hurstville Memorial Square and Hurstville Central Plaza.

(b)  That the signage placed in the public places to prohibit smoking, spitting and littering contains notification of the possible infringement amounts.

(c)  That a further report be presented to Council on the outcome of the six month trial.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous

 

Conclusion

The Meeting was closed at 7:50pm

 

Chairperson