Agenda


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 11 March 2019

7.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre

Hurstville

 

 

 

 


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          Environment and Planning

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      Acknowledgement of Country

2.      Apologies

3.      Disclosures of Interest

4.      Public Addresses to the Meeting

5.      Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting  

MINUTES: Environment and Planning - 11 February 2019

6.      Committee Reports

ENV005-19       Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Meeting Tuesday 19 February 2019

(Report by Economic Development Officer).............................................................. 3

ENV006-19       Integrated Fox Control/Management Program

(Report by Coordinator, Environmental, Sustainability and Waste)................... 10

ENV007-19       Crown Lands Plans of Management

(Report by Strategic Planner).................................................................................... 19  

 

 


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Committee Reports

Item:                   ENV005-19        Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Meeting Tuesday 19 February 2019 

Author:              Economic Development Officer

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

That Council adopts the recommendations contained within the minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting held on Tuesday 19 February 2019 are attached for Council’s consideration and adoption. (Attachment 1)

       

Background

2.      In accordance with Council practice, items considered by the Economic Development Advisory Committee will be presented to the Environment and Planning Committee, then to Council for their adoption and posted on Council’s website. 

 

Financial Implications

3.      No budget impact for this report.

 

Risk Implications

4.   No risks identified.

 

Community Engagement

5.   Community engagement was not required for the purpose of this report.

 

File Reference

D19/37846

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Scanned and Signed EDAC Minutes - 19-2-19 by the Chair, Councillor Con Hindi

 


Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday, 11 March 2019

ENV005-19             Minutes of the Economic Development Advisory Meeting Tuesday 19 February 2019

[Attachment 1]        Scanned and Signed EDAC Minutes - 19-2-19 by the Chair, Councillor Con Hindi

 

 

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Item:                   ENV006-19        Integrated Fox Control/Management Program  

Author:              Coordinator, Environmental, Sustainability and Waste

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

 

That Council endorses undertaking a Fox Management Action Plan that incorporates education, notification and control methods and is based on the information contained in the body of the report.

 

Executive Summary

1.      Since the completion of grant funding from the Australian Governments’ Sydney’s Salty Communities program and the wrapping up of fox control activities by The Southern Sydney Fox Management Group (SSFMG) in December 2017, fox management had been sporadic and reactive in the Georges River Local Government Area (LGA). A renewed and co-ordinated fox management program was requested at the Council meeting dated 23 July 2018 via NM061-18 Establishment of a Fox Control/Eradication Program in the Georges River Local Government area.

 

2.        Also in July 2018, Greater Sydney Local Land Services released a Regional Strategic Pest Animal Plan 2018-2023, fulfilling their biosecurity responsibility under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 and NSW Biosecurity Strategy 2013-2021.  The purpose of the Plan was to provide a more focused regional implementation of pest management and works by providing guidance on how public and private land managers can meet their biosecurity duty. This plan was presented at the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network meeting in November 2018 to provide a framework for the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network to use as a base to re- establish a fox control program.

 

3.        In response to the resolution of the report provided to the 24 September Council meeting addressing NM061-18, Council has commenced an update of its website including a link to the Fox Scan website. In addition, Council will be hosting a Fox information event in April 2019.

 

4.        A commitment to an integrated fox management program with neighbouring Councils has been agreed through the SSROC Pest Animal Action Network.  This is in response to NM061-18 and will ensure coordinated messaging to the community and potential of costs sharing for any contractors that are engaged.

5.        SSROC are developing a Memorandum of Understanding for distribution to Local Land Services (LLS) and Councils committing them to take part in a joint regional group for pest animal management. As part of this program each Council will develop a Fox Management Action Plan and SSROC will establish a preferred supplier panel for fox control.

 

6.        The Fox Management Action Plan will be developed in consultation with LLS to determine the most suitable locations for fox control in the LGA.  A fox control program will require a maximum of $12,000 depending on frequency and mix of methods used and includes community notification and education.

 

7.        The components of the previous resolutions from the meeting of the 23 July 2018 and the 24 September 2018 have also been actioned, the results of which are contained in this report.

 

Background

8.      In 2015 The Southern Sydney Fox Management Group commenced as part of a grant funded project through the Australian Governments’ Sydney’s Salty Communities program. The project brought Georges River Council and 14 other Sydney metropolitan councils and the Royal Botanic Gardens together to conduct coordinated fox management activities.

 

9.      This program operated between 2015 to 2017 and achieved the following:

 

•      Ground baiting of foxes with sodium fluoroacetate (1080)

•      Fumigation of fox dens using carbon monoxide (not a successful method due to the difficulty in locating fox dens).

•      Trapping of foxes using padded jaw traps

•      Ground shooting of foxes

•      Trapping of foxes using cage traps

•      Educating the community

•      Encouraging the community to repot fox sightings on Fox Scan

 

10.    The total grant funding provided by the Federal Government through the “Sydney’s Salty Communities Program” for management of foxes was $256,400 in addition, participating Councils provided $201,900 in in-kind support for a total project value of $458,300.

 

11.    It is estimated there are 7,000 foxes located in the southern Sydney region, which equates to approximately ten foxes per square kilometre. Results from Southern Sydney Fox Management Program for Georges River were that a total of eight foxes were removed with a total of 151 foxes removed across the whole 15 participating Councils.  Of the overall program 61% of Councils found the program to be effective in reducing fox numbers and improving the communities’ information on managing foxes in an urban context.

 

12.    In December 2017, at the conclusion of the grant funded program, Councils were concerned that without ongoing funding the group would not be able to continue to provide the level of community engagement and fox culling initiatives. At the time, SSROC agreed to develop a Sydney Pest Animal Action Network to continue to work on minimising the impact of pest animals on native flora and fauna, however no meetings were held until Council contacted SSROC to re- establish the group.

 

13.    Council at its meeting on 23 July 2018 NM061-18 resolved:

 

“That the General Manager prepare a report to Council on the establishment of a coordinated program with NSW Local Land Services (Greater Sydney Region) to control foxes on private and public lands within the local government area.”

 

14.    In response to this resolution, at the Council Meeting on 10 September 2018 (ENV034-18) Council reported that it had contacted SSROC and LLS to re-establish the group and to develop an Integrated Fox Management Program to control foxes on private and public lands within the Local Government Area. The report also summarised actions taken and results from the previous program which ran between 2015 and 2017.

 

 

 

15.    After considering this report, Council resolved:

a)   That Council updates 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 and Wildlife Services and Local Land Services to investigate a joint program relating to integrated management of foxes in the Georges River Local Government Area.”

 

Report

16.    In response to the above resolutions the following actions have been completed.

 

Actions completed

 

a)         Website update and Education

 

17.    Council has completed a website update with information on how to minimise the impact of foxes on the urban environment. Information is located under the Environment banner on Councils website. This section fulfils the requirement of the recommendation as the website now has a direct link to the Fox Scan website where residents can report sightings and provide information on the damaging behaviour and impacts of foxes on the LGA and lists bullet-point steps for residents to minimise the impact of foxes in their neighbourhood.

 

18.    In addition to the website update a ‘Fox Education Package’ has been compiled in conjunction with Local Land Services and Fox Scan, this includes posters, articles specifically for social media and flyers. Information posters and flyers have been developed to be available at festivals, community events, centres and libraries. Council will also conduct a letterbox drop which will specifically target residents located in important Biodiversity Corridors identified through the Greater Sydney Green Grid – South District and in suburbs and streets of high fox incursion identified through Fox Scan, such as Lugarno, Hurstville Grove and Connells Point.

 

19.    To date flyers were handed out at the Australia Day Festival and Lunar New Year Festival. Distribution of posters and flyers to all community centres and libraries and targeted residential areas will commence in March 2019.

 

20.    Council has also organised a free Fox Information Session for the community on the evening of 11th April 2019 at Mortdale Community Centre, commencing at 8:00pm. Guest speakers from LLS, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and Council will present information on fox behaviour, impacts on the local environment and what actions can be taken to minimise foxes in the LGA.

 

b)      Fox Scan Program and Monitoring

 

21.    Fox Scan has been developed as a fox-specific southern Sydney portal of the Feral Scan website (feralscan.org.au/foxscan/sydneysouth). This allows residents to report fox sightings and add information such as fox movement, native species predation, diet and other behavioural elements. This is then mapped on the Fox Scan website. The Fox Scan website and accompanying App are advertised on the Councils website.

 

 

22.    Data on the mapping of hot spots is being continually updated by residents and Council through the Fox Scan website.  Using this data Council has commenced in-house monitoring using mobile fauna cameras.  Locations of where cameras have been placed include:  Poulton Park, Lime Kiln Bay, Oatley Park and Moore Reserve. To date foxes have been sighted at Poulton Park, Lime Kiln Bay and Oatley Park. The use of mobile fauna cameras will be an ongoing monitoring tool to measure the program’s success.

 

c)      Sydney Pest Animal Action Network

 

23.    Council contacted SSROC and LLS regarding the re-establishment of the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network. Both SSROC and LLS agreed and the first meeting was held in November 2018. LLS and Councils including; Georges River, Bayside, City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Randwick City, Sutherland Shire, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra attended the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the implications for Councils of the Greater Sydney Regional Strategic Pest Animal Plan 2018-2023, written by LLS.

 

24.    Local Land Services (LLS) has committed to:

 

•           investigating Ground Application Licenses for 1080/Pindone Fox-baiting for Councils at ranges 50-200m from fox habitation.

•           supporting training in 1080/Pindone Fox-baiting as it provides a 5-year qualification and a cheaper alternative to fox control in applicable uninhabited areas.

•           advising Councils how to further educate the community in minimising the impact of foxes in urban areas.

 

25.    Actions from the November Sydney Pest Animal Action Network meeting included:

 

·    SSROC will draft a Memorandum of Understanding to provide to both LLS and Councils in May 2019 committing them to take part in a joint regional group for pest animal management.

·    SSROC will establish a preferred supplier panel contract to be finalised by June 2019 for participating Councils to access pest management services.

·    The Sydney Pest Animal Action Network has committed to meet regularly to ensure the development of an integrated fox management plan. 

 

 

26.    SSROC will develop an overarching Southern Sydney Region Pest Management Plan with participating Councils developing a Fox Management Action Plan.  This will ensure that Councils and LLS maintain a collaborative approach and share consistent education messaging, whilst tailoring a coordinated fox eradication program which meets the specific requirements of each Council.

 

Fox Management Action Plan

 

27.    Council will develop a Fox Management Action Plan in consultation with the participating Councils from the SSROC Pest Animal Action Network. This Action Plan will incorporate:

 

a)    Education,

b)    Notification and

c)    Fox control methods.

 

 

a)      Fox Management Action Plan – Education:

 

28.    Details on the education component of the Fox Management Action Plan have been included in paragraphs 17 to 20 within this report, the participating Councils have agreed to coordinate education campaigns to provide a consistent message across the region.

 

b)      Fox Management Action Plan – Notification:

 

29.    Prior to any control methods being implemented, Council must carry out mandatory resident notification. Regardless of the method used, notification of the fox control program will be via a media release on Councils website, an article in the St George Leader and notifying the local Police two weeks prior to any method of fox control commencing. The table below indicates the different control methods and required notification.

 

Control method

Public Notification timeframe

Legislation

soft hold leg traps and culling (shooting)

Advertisement in Leader and on website two weeks prior to commencement.

Signage stating “fox control in the area is being conducted, please keep your dog on a leash” 3 days prior.

discretionary

Baiting

Advertisement in Leader and on website two weeks prior to commencement.

Signage requires a minimum 3 days’ notice prior to bait being laid and must be on every major entrance and exit point of the park and including any off leash parks. This signage must remain in situ 4 weeks after baiting has occurred.

Letterbox drop to every property within a distance of 1 km of the baiting location

Pesticide Control Order under section 38 Pesticides Act 1999 (NSW)

Night shooting

Advertisement in Leader and on website two weeks prior to commencement.

Signage stating “fox control in the area is being conducted, please keep your dog on a leash” 3 days prior.

discretionary

 

 

c)      Fox Management Action Plan – Fox control methods:

 

30.    There are three main control methods that are used to control foxes in public areas.  These are; soft hold leg traps and culling (shooting), baiting and night shooting. Council identifies the sites required for any and all the above methods, however LLS determine and approve applicable baiting sites. The three methods are outlined below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)          Soft hold leg traps and culling (shooting)

 

31.    Council has previously used this method of fox control. This method engages a suitably qualified contractor, who performs an onsite inspection and produces a detailed site plan including location of traps and frequency of visits. The selected public reserve is notified with signage according to the above table, the contractor then places soft hold leg traps in locations identified in the site plan and approved by Council.

 

32.    Traps are placed and checked routinely at an agreed period specified in the Fox Management Action Plan and contractor’s site plan. When a fox is present in the trap, the fox is euthanised by the contractor with a suppressed air rifle and the carcass removed and destroyed. Following this, a post-control report is sent to Council including location co-ordinates, descriptions and attached photos. This method has previously cost between $2,000 and $3,000 for between four and ten days of trapping and inspecting, varying on the amount of foxes trapped and destroyed.

 

ii)         Baiting

 

33.    Council has previously used this method of fox control. LLS determine applicable baiting sites through an initial desk top analysis on approval of baiting operations; they will conduct an onsite assessment with Council including locations where foxes have been sighted. This is the most cost effective method of fox control.

 

34.    This method uses 1080 Fox baiting for the control of foxes in the LGA.  Baiting can be conducted by either a qualified contractor or in-house staff with training from LLS. LLS have identified that Oatley Park and Carss Bush Park meet the legislative requirements for using the baiting method.  Baiting is usually conducted at least two times, twice a year in autumn and spring.  After each program is completed, a final on-site assessment is conducted and signage removed that ensures Council is meeting its legislative requirements. 

 

35.    LLS will provide baits at $1.80 each and Poison Notices at $7 each. To meet the notification requirements in the table above, Notification of baiting must also be advertised in local newspapers which will cost approximately $500. Usually Council pays for 50 baits at the commencement which would cost $90.00; baits are then laid and checked daily for consumption.  Baits are then replaced as necessary.

 

36.    The baits are highly toxic to foxes causing respiratory failure within 2 to 4 hours after ingestion, the fox usually retreats to its den and dies there.  The baits are also toxic to dogs and cats as well as goanna’s and large lizards.  To minimize other animals ingesting the baits they are buried deep enough for only foxes to smell, notification prior to laying of baits will be distributed throughout the local area requesting that dogs are kept on leash and cats prevented from roaming.  The risk of dogs or humans being poisoned by baits is very low due to the method of application outlined above.

 

iii)        Night shooting

 

37.    Council has previously used this method of fox control. Night shoots cost approximately $5,000 for each night shooting session. It is the most expensive method of fox control, however this method must have very strict controls around implementation. This method is not proposed to be used as part of the Fox Management Action Plan.

 

 

 

Outcomes of discussions with neighbouring Councils

 

38.    Council contacted the neighbouring Councils of Sutherland Shire, Bayside and City of Canterbury-Bankstown regarding their current fox management efforts and the possibility of an Integrated Fox Management Program in 2019. Overall all Councils agreed that a coordinated approach was preferred and should be conducted through the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network. 

 

39.    Sutherland Shire currently participates in integrated fox management with National Parks and Wildlife Services on the Kurnell Peninsula. This is due to the presence of threatened migratory shorebirds such as the Little Tern at Towra Point Nature Reserve, whose protection is legislated through the Commonwealth ‘Threat Abatement Plan for predation by the European Red Fox (2008)’. National Parks and Wildlife Services’ priority is to only control foxes where a threatened species is present. Currently there are no fox control programs in Georges River or Heathcote National Parks.

 

40.    Sutherland Shire employ multiple control options at regular times throughout the year, primarily in the fox breeding seasons of Spring and Autumn. Contractors engage in approved control methods including; shooting on suitable sites, den fumigation, cage and soft-hold leg traps. There is also twice annual 1080 baiting performed by in-house staff at Lucas Heights, bordering the Heathcote National Park and at Kurnell as part of the aforementioned partnership with National Parks and Wildlife Services. 

 

41.    City of Canterbury-Bankstown has identified the impact of feral animals on the natural environment in their 10-year Community Strategic Plan. This has then resulted in the ability to proactively control foxes and rabbits in their 3-year delivery plan and annual operational plan. The only methods of fox control used by the City of Canterbury Bankstown is shooting and trapping. They have a $15,000 annual fox control budget from the former Bankstown Council currently in their 19/20 budget to complete the program.

 

42.    Progressive fauna studies have been budgeted and undertaken by the City of Canterbury-Bankstown to the amount of $20,000 per annum to obtain a baseline of what fauna in public reserves. This allows accurate monitoring of success of fox control by comparing native fauna numbers before and after the fox control.

 

43.    Canterbury-Bankstown has engaged an environmental consultant to develop a Feral Animal Management Plan to guide future long-term control of a variety of pests including foxes. This Plan will be attached to the overarching Southern Sydney Region Pest Management Plan.

 

44.    Bayside Council currently engages a contractor to carry out trapping and culling only in a few public reserves on an ad hoc basis.  Fox baiting is undertaken by Ports NSW on private land at Port Botany.

 

45.    All three neighbouring Councils have agreed to coordinate fox management through shared timing of fox control operations and educational material.  This will be led through the SSROC Pest Animal Action Network in collaboration with Local Land Services.

 

Councils Current Actions

 

46.    Reactive fox-sighting control measures have taken place since the completion of previous grant funding in December 2017. These control measures have included trapping and culling (shooting) for periods of between four and ten days, as well as night-shoots on Hurstville Golf Course.

Next Steps

 

47.    Council will continue to work with SSROC and participating Councils through the SSROC Pest Animal Action Network to finalise the Memorandum of Understanding for final approval by the various General Managers.

 

48.    Council will complete a Fox Management Action Plan that will:

 

·    Distribute education material via a letterbox drop to the suburbs where foxes have been sighted using Fox Scan

·    Distribute education material via a letterbox drop to the suburbs identified as important Biodiversity corridors.

·    Work with LLS to implement a baiting program as per the recommendation from LLS for Oatley Park and Carss Bush Park.

·    Engage a contractor to complete three sessions of soft leg hold trapping using the locations identified by the Fox Scan website. One of these sessions will occur prior to the end of financial year and two sessions in the 19/20 financial year.

·    Monitor fox population and viability using mobile fauna cameras and Fox Scan.

·    Promote and encourage the facilitation of the Sydney Pest Animal Action Network, including hosting the upcoming progress meeting at Hurstville in March 2019.       

 

Conclusion

49.    With the implementation of an integrated Fox Management Program, Council will be in a position to adequately address the concerns of private landholders through a proactive approach aimed at reducing fox numbers.

 

50.    The use of an integrated approach to fox control will allow for analysis of best practice to inform future efforts, as well as allowing maximum cost-effectiveness so that additional funding can be located elsewhere to increase the prevention of fox impacts.

 

Financial Implications

51.    It is anticipated that the total costs of $12,000 for the Fox Management Action Plan as outlined below can be funded as part of the 2018/2019 budget from savings achieved in the Environment Programs cost centre:

 

·    $9,000 for 3 sessions of soft leg hold trapping and culling

·    $200 for purchase of 1080 baits and signage from Local Land Services

·    $1,500 for 3 advertisements in the St George Leader

·    $1,300 for flyer and poster printing and distribution

 

Risk Implications

52.    A Risk Assessment will be completed and approved by relevant Council staff prior to the control program commencing.

 

Community Engagement

53.    Community engagement will be provided as indicated within this report.

 

File Reference

17/1831, D19/38041  


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Item:                   ENV007-19        Crown Lands Plans of Management 

Author:              Strategic Planner

Directorate:      Environment and Planning

Matter Type:     Committee Reports

 

Recommendation

(a)     That Council note the new legislative obligations regarding the preparation of Plans of Management for the Georges River Local Government Area.

(b)     That Council endorse the indicative program to be completed in the next three years as generally outlined in the report.

(c)     That having regard to Council’s legislative obligations, Council allocate $250,000 in the 2019/20 budget for the review and preparation of the required Plans of Management and note the future funding requirements of approximately $250,000 per annum for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 budgets.

 

 

 

Executive Summary

1.      There are currently 26 Crown Land Reserves within the Georges River Local Government Area that will require a Plan of Management (‘PoM’) to be developed over the next 3 years, in accordance with the Crown Land Management Act (‘CLM Act’) which commenced on 1 July 2018.

 

2.      This report provides the legislative background and a way forward to meet the deadline of 3 years (i.e. 1 July 2021) for all Crown Land to be incorporated into a Plan of Management.

 

Background

3.      The Crown Land Management Act 2016 (‘CLM Act)’ commenced on 1 July 2018 which introduced significant changes to the management of Crown Land by councils.

 

4.      Councils will now manage their dedicated or reserved land as if it were public land under the Local Government Act 1993 (‘LG Act’).

 

5.      Crown Land within Georges River is classified as ‘community land’ under the LG Act, meaning that Council will be required to have Plans of Management in place for the land by July 2021.

 

6.      The CLM Act provides a transition period of 3 years from commencement, for Councils to have these plans in place.

 

7.      Council has received a grant of $30,000 to address the new requirements for Crown Land Management.

 


 

Developing and adopting a Plan of Management for Crown Reserves

8.      There are two specific approaches which councils may choose when adopting Plans of Management (PoM) for Crown Reserves, and each has its own requirements and potential outcomes.

·   Approach 1: the draft PoM will not alter categorisation (initial or otherwise) of the reserve

·   Approach 2: the draft PoM will alter the initial assigned category or adds a category (or categories) to the reserve

 

Native Title Advice

9.      POMs for Crown Reserves need to be compliant with the statutory requirements prescribed by both the CLM Act and LG Act. This includes a requirement for Council Crown Land managers to obtain written advice from a qualified native title manager that any POM covers Crown Land that is not ‘excluded land’ as defined in the CLM Act.

 

10.    Excluded land is land subject to native title determination, where any native title rights and interests have been registered or compulsorily acquired or a native title certificate is in effect.

 

11.    The written Native Title Manager advice will have to comply with any applicable provision of the Commonwealth Native Title legislation.

 

Land affected by the Crown Land Management Act 2016

12.    Table 1 (below) is a list of reserves that include Crown Land that is to now be managed by Council and the current Plan of Management that applies.

 

13.    Attachment 1 is a map showing all Crown Land within Georges River.

 

Table 1 – Plans of Management required to be amended to include Crown Land

Reserve Name

Crown Land

Current Plan of Management

Lillian Road Reserve

 

Lots 7067-7069 DP 1026876

Generic Plans of Management - Natural Areas (Former Hurstville)

Narwee Pre-School

Lot 432

DP 752056

No POM

Endeavour Street Reserve

Lot 7044

DP 1128231

Generic Plans of Management - Parks (Former Kogarah)

 

Hurstville Oval

Lot 1

DP 919317

Draft Hurstville Oval & Timothy Reserve Plan of Management

Hurstville Golf Course

Lot 7054

DP 1127614

 

Generic Plans of Management - Sportsground (Former Hurstville)

Len Reynolds Reserve

Lot 7045

DP 1127660

Generic Plans of Management - Parks (Former Kogarah)

Merriman Reserve

Lot 7316

DP 1154446

Merriman Reserve Plan of Management (2013)

Madge Bagust Reserve

Lot 6

DP 793126

Generic Plans of Management - Community Use Areas (Former Hurstville)

Oatley Point

Lot 7050

DP 1027173

Oatley Point Plan of Management (2010)

Dover Park

Lot 7076

DP 1027249, Lots 1-8

DP 1133349, Lot 7314

DP 1153780

Dover East Masterplan

Oatley Park

Lot 13

DP 752056

Oatley Park Plan of Management (2004)

Anderson Park

Lot 338

DP 752056

Generic Plans of Management - Parks (Former Kogarah)

Kogarah Park (Jubilee Oval)

Lot 7084

DP 93146

No POM - Masterplan nearing completion.

Ray St Reserve

Lot 2

DP 585059

Generic Plans of Management - Local Bushland Reserves (Former Kogarah)

The Knoll

Lot 44

DP 904443,

Lot 7034

DP 1138728

Generic Plans of Management - Local Bushland Reserves (Former Kogarah)

Tom Uglys Point Reserve

Lots 7041-7042 DP 93520

Tom Uglys Point Plan of Management (2011)

Gifford Park

Lots 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Section 11 DP 1193,

Lots 1-12

DP 1149054

Generic Plans of Management - Sportsground (Former Hurstville)

Claydon Reserve / Beverley Park Golf Links

Lot 7031

DP 93155,

Lot 7104

DP 1100398

Claydon Reserve Plan of Management

Beverley Park Plan of Management

Jubilee Park

Lot 1

DP 432792

Jubilee Park Plan of Management (2013)

 

Carss Bush Park/ Parkside Drive & Harold Fraser Reserve

Lot 1

DP 89019,

Lot 1 DP 89020

Lot 1 DP 89019 No Plan of Management

Lot  1 DP 89020 Parkside Drive and Harold Fraser Reserve Plan of Management

Penshurst Park

Lot 7051

DP 1027262

Penshurst Park Plan of Management (2015)

Donnelly Park

Lot 7048

DP 1027191

Donnelly Park Plan of Management

Shipwrights Bay Reserve

Lot 7037

DP 93517,

Lot 7036

DP 1027197, Lot 7035

DP 1027198

Shipwrights Bay Reserve Plan of Management (2011)

Sans Souci Park

Lot 7046

DP 93515

Sans Souci Park Plan of Management (2011)

Raleigh Street Reserve

Lot 7040

DP 1127029

Generic Plans of Management - Parks (Former Kogarah)

Moore Reserve

Lot 7047

DP 1127644

Moore Reserve Plan of Management

 

14.    An indicative program for the delivery of the required PoMs is generally as follows:

First year:

·    4 new generic PoMs (includes 11 reserves)

·    Penshurst Park

·    Sans Souci Park

Second year:

·    Oatley Park

·    Oatley Point

·    Dover Park

·    Tom Uglys Point Reserve

Third year:

·    Shipwrights Bay Reserve

·    Jubilee Park

·    Parkside Drive and Harold Fraser Reserve

·    Jubilee Park

·    Merriman Reserve

 

Note: the order/timing of undertaking and completing the PoMs may be subject to change.

 

15.    From the above table the following seven reserves have a Masterplan underway or are planned to be completed over the next 12 months:

·   Hurstville Oval

·   Kogarah Park (Jubilee Oval)

·   Carss Bush Park

·   Hurstville Golf Course

·   Beverley Park Golf Links

·   Donnelly Park

·   Moore Reserve

 

16.    The above reserves have been prioritised due to:

a.  Hurstville Oval currently has no adopted Plan of Management. The draft plan was deferred by Council on 25 May 2011.

b.  A new Masterplan is already underway for Kogarah Park (Jubilee Oval).

c.  Council meeting held on 27 November 2017 resolved to commence preparation of a scoping brief for the development of a Precinct Masterplan and comprehensive Plan of Management for the Carss Park Sport and Recreation Precinct comprising Todd Park.

d.  The need to review some of the older plans such as Hurstville Golf Course, Beverley Park Golf Links, Donnelly Park and Moore Reserve.

 

17.    There are 6 generic plans of management covering 11 reserves, which should now be reviewed and consolidated to 4 Generic Plans of Management (Park, Natural Areas, Sportsground and Community Use).

 

18.    The remaining 8 Plans of Management (including Penshurst Park and Sans Souci Park) will also be required to be updated by 1 June 2021

 

Financial Implications

19.    Council has been given a grant of $30,000 to address the new requirements for Crown Land Management. This grant will be utilised in 2018/19 Budget but will not fully cover the costs of the requirements of the Crown Land Management Act 2016.

 

20.    In the 2018/19 Budget, only $100,000 has been allocated for the update of Plans of Management. Funds have been allocated to the following projects:

a.   Review of the Plan of Management and MasterPlan for Hurstville Oval

b.   Preparation of Masterplan for Olds Park Penshurst

c.   Preparation of Masterplan for Carss Bush Park and Todd Park

 

21.    Remaining funds of $19,298 and the $30,000 grant in the Strategic Planning Budget for the review of PoMs will not cover the work required to comply with the provision of the CLM Act.

 

22.    Additional funds are required over the next 3 years to:

a.   Prepare new PoMs for: Carss Park Sport and Recreation Precinct, Golf Course Plan of Management, Moore Reserve and Donnelly Park (approximate cost of $200,000).

b.   Prepare 4 new generic PoMs (approximately $100,000). The generic Plans of Management are outdated and require updating to include the Crown Land from Table 1.

c.   Any new Masterplan required at the cost of $50,000 per Masterplan. These may include Penshurst Park, Sans Souci Park, Carss Park, the Golf Courses, Moore Reserve and Donnelly Park – at the total cost of $350,000.

 

Community Engagement

23.    Plans of Management are required to be placed on public exhibition in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.

 

24.    A public hearing will need to be conducted for Plans of Management that alter the existing categorisation.

 

 

File Reference

D19/29167

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment 1

Map of Crown Land in Georges River LGA

 


Georges River Council - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday, 11 March 2019

ENV007-19             Crown Lands Plans of Management

[Attachment 1]        Map of Crown Land in Georges River LGA

 

 

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