minutes


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 03 December 2018

7.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 


Present

Council Members

Councillor Con Hindi (Chair), Councillor Leesha Payor, Councillor Nick Katris, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Stephen Agius(arrived at 7.11pm).

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning , Ms Catherine McMahon, Coordinator Strategic Planning, Ms Stephanie Lum ,Senior Strategic Planner – Environmental Planning Instruments, Ms Janelle Brooks, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning, Ms Leanne Allen.

 

 

Opening

Councillor Hindi opened the meeting at 7.04pm.

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies 

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

That an apologies for Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Wu be accepted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous 

Disclosures of Interest

Councillor Katris declared a Pecuniary interest in item ENV048-18 – Georges River Industrial Land Review and Guidelines for Assessing Industrial land Rezoning Proposals for the reason that his client made a public submission.

Public Addresses To The Meeting

There were no registered speakers.

Minutes of Previous Meetings

Environment and Planning - 12 November 2018

Recommendation:  Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning held on 12 November 2018, be confirmed.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

  Committee Reports

ENV045-18       Investigation of Waste Diversion Options

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

 

That Council endorse the implementation of the Bower Collection and Rehoming Service; Retail your Rubbish; Clothing and Textile Recycling and Sustainability in Schools in accordance with the details in this report, in order to assist in improving the diversion of waste from landfill.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV046-18       Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code Planning Proposal

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

(a)       That Council amend the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Planning Proposal, as contained in Attachment 1 of this Report by not amending the minimum lot size for dual occupancies for Area “G” of HLEP 2012 from 630sqm to 650sqm in order to maintain the status quo until a comprehensive review is undertaken of the development controls for dual occupancy (such as lot size , floor space ratios, height and setbacks) with the aim of ensuring sympathetic built form outcomes within the City’s R2 zones.

(b)       That the amended Low Rise Medium Density Housing Planning Proposal be forwarded to the delegate of the Greater Sydney Commission for an Alteration to the Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(c)       That Council endorse that the General Manager may make minor modifications to correct any numerical, typographical, mapping, interpretation and formatting errors, if required, to improve clarity and readability.

(d)       That subject to compliance with the conditions of the Alteration to the Gateway Determination that the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Planning Proposal be placed on public exhibition.

(e)       That Council be advised of when the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Planning Proposal will be placed on public exhibition

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV047-18       Adoption of Georges River Council's Economic Development Strategy

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation:  Councillor Katris and Councillor Agius

(a)     That Council notes the community and business consultation undertaken in drafting the first Georges River Economic Development Strategy.

(b)     That Council adopts the Economic Development Strategy as amended (Refer to Attachment 2) as a result of issues raised through the public exhibition and detailed in this report.

(c)     That Council write to all those that made a submission advising them of the adoption of the Economic Development Strategy.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Note: Councillor Katris Declared a Pecuniary interest in ENV048-18. He left the meeting and did not take any part in the discussion of the item.

 

ENV048-18       Georges River Industrial Land Review and Guidelines for Assessing Industrial Land Rezoning Proposals

(Report by Coordinator Strategic Planning)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

(a)       That Council endorse the Georges River Industrial Land Review as a strategic planning document that will inform the preparation of the Georges River LEP and DCP controls.

(b)       That Council forward the Georges River Industrial Land Review to the Greater Sydney Commission and Department of Planning and Environment seeking endorsement as a strategic document.

(c)       That Council advise the landowners of land zoned IN2 – Light Industrial within the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012 of Council’s decision and invite them to attend an information session on the Georges River Industrial Land Review.

(d)       That Council advise the applicants of the Planning Proposal for 53-55 Halstead Street, South Hurstville of Council’s decision and request additional information addressing the Georges River Industrial Land Review  if they wish to proceed with the Planning Proposal.

(e)       That the Georges River Industrial Land Review  be published on Council’s website.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

Note: Councillor Katris re-joined the meeting at the completion of this item.

 

Confidential items (Closed Session)

The Chair, Councillor Hindi, asked the Director Environment and Planning if any representations had been received from the public that the item should not be discussed in closed session.

The Director replied that no representations had been received to the item in closed session.

The Chair, Councillor Hindi, asked if there were any members of the public gallery who would like to speak on the reasons Council proposes to consider the items in closed session, there were none.

 

 

Recommendation:   Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

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

 

ENV049-18       Appointment of Community Representatives to the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel for the Kogarah Bay and Hurstville Wards

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

 

THAT in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of Chapter 4 of the Local Government Act 1993, the matters dealt with in this report be considered in closed Council Meeting at which the press and public are excluded. In accordance with Section 10A (2) (a) it is considered the matter deals personnel matters concerning particular individuals (other than Councillors)

 

That in accordance with the provisions of Section 11(2) of the Act, the reports and correspondence relating to these matters be withheld from the press and public.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Consideration of Confidential Recommendations

 

ENV049-18       Appointment of Community Representatives to the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel for the Kogarah Bay and Hurstville Wards

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

 

(a)       That Council does not accept the applications for the Community Representations for the Local Planning Panel received in response to the Expression of Interest Process that occurred between 17 October and 4 November 2018.

(b)       That the General Manager advertise for Community Representatives in the Hurstville and Kogarah Bay Wards in early 2019.

(c)       That Council write to the candidates thanking them for their application for membership on the Local Planning Panel.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

Open Session

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Agius

That the meeting revert to Open Session.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

Consideration of Recommendations from Closed Session

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

That the recommendations of the Closed Session be adopted.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

Conclusion

 

The Meeting was closed at 7.45pm

 

 

Chairperson