MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday 13 July 2020

7.00pm

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday 13 July 2020

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PRESENT

Council Members

Councillor Nick Katris (Chairperson), Deputy Mayor, Councillor Con Hindi, Councillor Stephen Agius, Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Rita Kastanias, Councillor Kathryn Landsberry, Councillor Leesha Payor and Councillor Christina Wu.

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning – Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Development and Building – Mr Ryan Cole, Manager Environment Health and Regulatory Services – Mr Andrew Spooner, Coordinator Building Certification - Mr Michael Alexander, Team Leader Engineering – Priyani Jayaweera, Manager Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton , EA to the Director, Environment and Planning  - Ms Leanne Allen and Executive Services Officer – Mrs Marina Cavar

OPENING

Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 7.10pm

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Councillor Katris 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 Katris 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 - 09 June 2020

RECOMMENDATION Councillor Kastanias and  Councillor Hindi

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 09 June 2020, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV022-20       Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined - April 2020 to June 2020

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

That Council receive and note the Summary of Development Applications lodged and determined within the fourth quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year being April to June 2020.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

                                            

ENV023-20       Adoption of Georges River Stormwater Management Policy 2020

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Agius

(a)        That Council note the community consultation undertaken in relation to the draft Georges River Stormwater Management Policy 2020.

(b)        That Council adopt the Georges River Stormwater Management Policy 2020 as detailed in Attachment 1 of this report.

(c)        That Council authorise the General Manager to make any minor modifications to the Georges River Stormwater Management Policy 2020 in order to rectify any numerical, typographical, interpretation and formatting errors, or adjust the policy from time to time in accordance with any legislative changes if required.

(d)        That Council upload a copy of the Policy to the NSW Planning Portal and place an advertisement in the local paper to notify the community of the Georges River Stormwater Management Policy 2020 adoption and commencement.

(e)        That the Director Environment and Planning as part of the analysis of the implementation of the Stormwater Policy review Clause 4.4 Exemptions with the aim of ensuring the exemption provision relating to 55% of the lot is impervious adequately  addresses the  existing impervious area of a lot in relation to the impervious area that will occur as result of a new development.  

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Councillors Agius, Hindi, Kastanias, Katris, Landsberry, Payor and Wu

Against the Motion: Councillor Badalati

 

On being put to the meeting, the voting on the Recommendation was seven (7) votes FOR and two (1) vote AGAINST. The Recommendation was CARRIED.

 

 

ENV024-20       Paper Recycling in Industrial and Commercial Centres

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Hindi

That the report be received and noted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV025-20       Notification of the Adoption of Amendment No.11 to Development Control Plan No.2 Hurstville City Centre

(Report by Strategic Planner)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Kastanias                 

(a)    That Council note that the notification of the adoption of Amendment No.11 to DCP No.2 – Hurstville City Centre was unable to occur in accordance with Clause 21(2) and (4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

(b)    That Council give public notice of the decision to adopt Amendment No. 11 to DCP No. 2 – Hurstville City Centre on Council’s website in accordance with Clause 21(2) and (4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, and that it become effective upon gazettal of the Planning Proposal.

(c)    That the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment be advised of Council’s decision to adopt Amendment No. 11 to DCP No. 2 – Hurstville City Centre in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(d)    That Council endorse the General Manager 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: Councillors Agius, Badalati, Hindi, Kastanias, Katris and Wu

Against the Motion: Councillors Landsberry and Payor

 

On being put to the meeting, the voting on the Recommendation was six(6) votes FOR and two (2) votes AGAINST. The Recommendation was CARRIED.

 

 

 

 

ENV026-20       Establishment of a Small Waste Item Recycling Trial Project

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That a recycling station for small waste items be trialled for a six month period at the Georges River Customer Service Centre.

(b)    That a further report be provided to Council at the conclusion of the six month trial which outlines the results of the recycling station trial project.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV027-20       Waste Management Services - Community Engagement Program

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Kastanias

(a)    That Council approve the commencement of a comprehensive waste services community engagement program as outlined in this report to seek community feedback on the services to be provided in the next waste collection and processing contracts and Council’s proposed Waste Strategy.

(b)    That Council allocate $80,000 from the Domestic Waste Reserve (DWR) to fund this program and that this adjustment occur as part of the 2020/21 Quarter 1 Budget Review.

(c)    That a further report be provided to Council on the outcomes of the community engagement program.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

ENV028-20       Draft Georges River Waste Strategy 2020

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Landsberry

(a)    That Council endorse the draft Georges River Waste Strategy 2020 for the purposes of community engagement.

(b)    That a further report be presented to Council on the outcome of the draft Georges River Waste Strategy 2020 community engagement.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 7.52pm

 

 

 

Chairperson

Clr Nick Katris

 

Minutes confirmed at Ordinary Meeting of Council: 27 July 2020