MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday 10 August 2020

7.00pm

 

 

 

ONLINE MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday 10 August 2020

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PRESENT

Council Members

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

Council Staff

Director Environment and Planning - Ms Meryl Bishop, Manager Strategic Planning - Ms Catherine McMahon, Manager Development and Building - Mr Ryan Cole, Manager Office of the General Manager - Ms Roxanne Thornton, EA to the Director, Environment and Planning -  Ms Leanne Allen ,Senior Strategic Planner – Ms  Harkirat Singh, Senior Strategic Planner – Ms Rebecca Lau,  Mrs Marina Cavar - Executive Services Officer and Technology Services Officer - Mr Alex Wong

 

OPENING

Councillor Katris, opened the meeting at 7.02pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

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

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor  Badalati and Councillor Agius

That an apology on behalf of Councillor Kastanias and Councillor Wu be accepted and a Leave of Absence granted.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

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

Councillor Katris disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in Item ENV030-20 Public Exhibition of Draft Georges River Development Control Plan 2020, specifically Part 7 and Part 9 of the Development Control Plan for the reason that he is a part owner of a property that is situated within the Rocky Point Road Ramsgate Business District (Bayside Council side of Rocky Point Road) and because his business/office has provided consultancy advice to a current client of his business/office. Councillor Katris will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this item.

Councillor Agius disclosed a Pecuniary Interest in Item ENV030-20 Public Exhibition of Draft Georges River Development Control Plan 2020 for the reason that he owns property in the area. Councillor Agius will not be participating in discussion or voting on this item.

Councillor Hindi disclosed a Non-Significant Non Pecuniary interest in Item ENV030-20 Public Exhibition of Draft Georges River Development Control Plan 2020 for the reason that friends or relatives properties may be impacted. Councillor Hindi will not be participating in the discussion or voting on this item.

PUBLIC FORUM

There were no registered speakers for this meeting.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Environment and Planning - 13 July 2020

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati  and Councillor Hindi

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee meeting held on 13 July 2020, be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV029-20       Adoption of Local Housing Strategy and Inclusive Housing Strategy

(Report by Strategic Planner)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That Council adopt the Local Housing Strategy and Inclusive Housing Strategy as strategic planning documents that will inform the development of policies and planning directions.

(b)    That Council delegate to the General Manager to approve any minor modifications in the finalisation of the Local Housing Strategy and Inclusive Housing Strategy.

(c)    That Council write to all those that made a submission advising them of the adoption of the Local Housing Strategy and the Inclusive Housing Strategy.

(d)    That the adopted copy of the Local Housing Strategy be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

ENV031-20       Adoption of Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan

(Report by Strategic Planner)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That Council, pursuant to section 40(2)(b) of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, confirms that the amendments to the Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve Plan of Management are not substantial and do not require further public exhibition.

(b)    That Council adopt the Hurstville Oval and Timothy Reserve Plan of Management and Masterplan in accordance with section 40 of the NSW Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) and in accordance with section 3.23(6) of the Crown Lands Management Act (CLM Act).

(c)    That Council authorise the General Manager to make minor editorial modifications in the finalisation of the Hurstville Oval Plan of Management and Masterplan.

(d)    That all individuals who provided a submission during the public exhibition of the Hurstville Oval Plan of Management and Masterplan be notified of Council’s decision.

(e)    That the adopted Plan of Management and Masterplan be forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Crown Lands.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV032-20       Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2021 (Planning Proposal - Housing Choice and Capacity)

(Report by Strategic Planner/Urban Designer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That Council resolve to prepare a Planning Proposal (stage 2 of the Principal LEP to be known as LEP 2021) to amend the Kogarah and Hurstville Local Environmental Plans (or if gazetted, Georges River LEP 2020) to promote housing choice and create capacity for additional dwellings to meet the Greater Sydney Commission’s 6-10 year housing target (3,450 - 4,250 additional dwellings).

(b)    That Council authorise the General Manager to execute the renewed funding agreement with the NSW Government to utilise the surplus grant funding from the Accelerated LEP Program to enable the preparation of stage 2 of the Principal LEP, the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2021 (“LEP 2021”), and to commence stage 2 of the Commercial Centres Strategy including the preparation of the masterplan for the Mortdale Local Centre.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENV033-20       Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Directions 2020

(Report by Executive Strategic Planner)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

That Council note the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Local Infrastructure Contributions) Directions 2020. 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

That due to a lack of quorum arising from the declarations of interests (Councillors Agius, Hindi and Katris), the meeting was adjourned, deferring Item ENV030-20 to the next Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24 August 2020. The time being 7.33pm, Tuesday 10 August 2020.

Note:    At the time of the Adjournment, the following three (3) Councillors were present; Councillors Badalati, Landsberry and Payor.

Note:        The Committee adjourned at 7.33pm, Tuesday 10 August 2020.

 

Chairperson, Clr Nick Katris

 

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Environment and Planning Committee on 14 September 2020 (ENV034-20)