Environment and Planning Committee


Monday, 12 August 2019



Waratah Room

Ground Floor, Georges River Civic Centre











Council Members

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

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning - Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Development and Building -Mr Ryan Cole, Executive Strategic Planner – Ms Nerida Stores, Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning - Ms Leanne Allen.



Councillor Hindi opened the meeting at 7:02pm

Acknowledgement of Country

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

Apologies/Leave of Absence  

There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.


Notice of Webcasting

The Chairperson, Councillor Hindi, advised staff and the public that the meeting is being recorded for minute-taking purposes and is also webcast live on Council’s website, in accordance with Section 4 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.  This recording will be made available on Council’s website.

Disclosures of Interest

There were no disclosures of interest made.

Public Forum

There were no registered speakers.

Confirmation of Minutes of previous meetings

Environment and Planning - 08 July 2019


Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 08 July 2019, be confirmed.


Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Committee Reports

ENV027-19       Options for Council's New Development Contributions Plans

(Report by Strategic Planner / Information Management)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

(a)  That Council defer consideration of the options to guide the preparation of the Georges River Development Contributions Plan to a workshop that considers Option 4a outlined in this report in relation to matters such as the type of developments that would be levied under each of the options and examples providing an analysis of the options in relation to development types in a number of locations/zones across the local government area.


(b)  That Council note the SGS Economics and Planning report on family friendly apartments in the Kogarah North Precinct and resolve not to provide discounts or waivers on development contributions for family friendly apartments.


Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous



ENV028-19       Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined - January to June 2019

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Agius

(a)  That Council receive and note the Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined report for the third and fourth quarters of the 2018/2019 financial year being January 2019 – June 2019.


Record of Voting:

For the Motion:  Unanimous





The Meeting was closed at 7.29pm