MINUTES


Local Planning Panel

 

Thursday, 5 November 2020

4.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Panel Members:

 

Mr Adam Seton (Chairperson)

Ms Helen Deegan (Expert Panel Member)

Mr John Brockhoff (Expert Panel Member)

Ms Fiona Prodromou (Community Representative)

 

 

1.                APOLOGIES AND DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

 

There were no apologies received

 

 

There were no declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

2.                PUBLIC SPEAKERS

 

The meeting commenced at 4.00pm and at the invitation of the Chair, registered speakers were invited to address the panel on the items listed below.

 

The public speakers concluded at 4.45pm and the LPP Panel proceeded into Closed Session to deliberate the items listed below.

 

3.                GEORGES RIVER LOCAL PLANNING PANEL REPORTS

 

LPP056-20        3 Cross Street Kyle Bay

(Report by Senior Development Assessment Officer)

 

The Panel carried out an inspection of the site and nearby locality.

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Alison Furey (submitter)

          ●       Benjamin Black (planner)

          ●       David Dechiara (architect)

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Approval

Pursuant to Section 4.16(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, Development Application No. DA2020/0145 for the demolition, pool removal and construction of new three storey dwelling house with swimming pool, landscaping and site works at 3 Cross Street, Kyle Bay, is determined by granting consent to the application subject to the conditions recommended in the report submitted to the LPP meeting of 5 November 2020 except:

 

1.            Add Condition 26A to read:

 

26A       Pre-Construction Dilapidation Report - A professional engineer specialising in structural or geotechnical engineering shall prepare a Pre-Construction Dilapidation Report detailing the current structural condition of immediately adjoining premises.

 

       The report shall be prepared at the expense of the applicant and submitted to the satisfaction of the Certifying Authority prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate. 

 

       A copy of the pre-construction dilapidation report is to be provided to the adjoining properties (subject of the dilapidation report), a minimum of 5 working days prior to the commencement of work. Evidence confirming that a copy of the pre-construction dilapidation report was delivered to the adjoining properties must be provided to the PCA.

 

              Should the owners of properties (or their agents) refuse access to carry out inspections, after being given reasonable written notice, this shall be reported to Council to obtain Council’s agreement to complete the report without access. Reasonable notice is a request for access in no sooner than 14 days between 8.00am-6.00pm.

 

Statement of Reasons

·         The proposed dwelling housing house forms a permissible use within the R2 Low Density Residential Zone within the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012.

·         The design is suitable for the subject site and the objectives of the applicable planning controls have been satisfied.

 

 

LPP057-20        32 Montgomery Street Kogarah

(Report by Development Assessment Planner)

 

The Panel carried out an inspection of the site and nearby locality.

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Benjy Levy (applicant)

          ●       Benjamin Black (planner)

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Approval

Pursuant to Section 4.56 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, development consent DA2018/0139 is modified as follows:

 

1.            Amend Condition 1 to include the amended plans referenced as follows:

 

 

Reference Number

Description

Date

Revision

Prepared by

DA001

Cover Page

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


FF

Stanisic Architects

DA002

Context Analysis Plan

16 April 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

DA008

Site Analysis Plan

16 April 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

DA009

Site Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

BB

CC


DD

Stanisic Architects

DA010

Montgomery Street Elevation

18 June 2019

BB

Stanisic Architects

DA100

Basement 3 Plan

17 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

EE

FF


HH

Stanisic Architects

DA101

Basement 2 Plan

17 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

EE

FF


GG

Stanisic Architects

DA102

Basement Plan 1

17 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

FF

GG


II

Stanisic Architects

DA103

Level 0 (LG) Plan

17 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

FF

GG


HH

Stanisic Architects

DA104

Level 1 (G) Plan

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA105

Level 2 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

II

JJ


KK

Stanisic Architects

DA106

Level 3 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

FF

GG

Stanisic Architects

DA107

Level 4 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA108

Level 5 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic

Architects

DA109

Level 6 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

EE

FF

Stanisic Architects

DA110

Level 7 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA111

Level 8 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA112

Level 9 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA113

Level 10 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA114

Level 11 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA115

Level 12 Plan

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA116

Roof Terrace Plan

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA117

Roof Plan

12 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

DD

EE


FF

Stanisic Architects

DA201

South West Elevation

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

CC

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA202

North East Elevation

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA203

North West Elevation

12 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA204

South East Elevation

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

CC

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA205

Section AA

12 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA206

Section BB

16 July 2019

13 December 2019
30 June 2020

CC

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

DA207

Section CC

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA208

Section DD

12 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA209

Section EE

30 June 2020

AA

Stanisic Architects

A001

Typical Pool + Ceiling Section

18 June 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

A002

Typical Floor to Ceiling Section

18 June 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

A005

Loading dock plan

16 April 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

DA701

Adaptable Unit Plan (F03)

19 July 2019

BB

Stanisic Architects

DA801

GFA Sheet 1

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA802

GFA Sheet 2

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

CC

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA803

GFA Sheet 3

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

CC

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA804

GFA Sheet 4

5 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

CC

DD


EE

Stanisic Architects

DA805

Open Space Diagram

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

BB

CC


DD

Stanisic Architects

DA806

HOB ‘Fog’ Diagram

3 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

DA901

Montgomery Street View

16 July  2019

13 December 2019

BB

DD

Stanisic Architects

DA902

Moorefield Lane View

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

30 June 2020

BB

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

Unnumbered

External Materials, Finishes and Colour Board

16 April 2019

18 September 2019 and 29 July 2020

DD

Stanisic Architects

38031 - CI-000-01

Civil Works Cover Sheet

15 April 2019

A

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-060-01

General Arrangement Plan – Ground

 

 

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-060-02

General Arrangement Plan – Lower Ground

18 June 2019

D

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-060-03

General Arrangement Plan – Basement Level 1

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-060-04

General Arrangement Plan – Basement Level 2

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-060-05

General Arrangement Plan – Basement Level 3

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CL 060- 12

General Arrangement Plan – Level 12

19 June 2019

A

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-066-01

General Arrangement -  Details

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-070-01

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

38031 – CI-076-01

Erosions and Sediment Control Details

28 March 2018

A

Wood and Grieve Engineers

UT F04

F04

19 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

UT F03/2

F03/2

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

UT F03/1

F03/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F03

F03

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F02/2

F02/2

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

UF F02/1

F02/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F02

F02

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F01/1

F01/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F01

F01

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

DD

EE

Stanisic Architects

UT A01

A01

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT B01

B01

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT J01/1

J01/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT J01

J01

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F06/1

F06/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F06

F06

19 July 2019

13 December 2019

CC

DD

Stanisic Architects

UT F05/4

F05/4

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

UT F05/3

F05/3

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

UT F05/2

F05/2

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F05/1

F05/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F05

F05

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

AA

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F04/1

F04/1

16 July 2019

13 December 2019

BB

CC

Stanisic Architects

UT F04/2

F04/2

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

UT F04/3

F04/3

13 December 2019

AA

Stanisic Architects

913143M_10

BASIX Certificate

29 July 2020

-

Efficient Living Pty Ltd

18033-LDA00

Cover Page

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA01

Landscape Plan - Ground Floor

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA02

Landscape Plan Level 02

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA03

Landscape Plan Level 03

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA04

Landscape Plan Level 04

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA05

Landscape Plan Level 05

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA06

Landscape Plan Level 06

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA07

Landscape Plan Level 07

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA08

Landscape Plan Level 08

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA09

Landscape Plan Level 09

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA10

Landscape Plan Level 10

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA11

Landscape Plan Level 11

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA12

Landscape Plan Level 12

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA13

Landscape Plan Roof Terrace

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

18033-LDA14

Details + Planting Palette

22 July 2019

2 October 2019

E

F

NBRS Architecture Landscape

17039

Operational Waste Management Plan

17 April 2019

G

Elephants Foot

 

Documents Relied Upon

Reference Number

Description

Date

Revision

Prepared By

10650 - 002

Plan of Site Detail and Levels

9 January 2018

 

Boxall

Project No. 20180289.1

Development Application Acoustic Report

04/04/2018

REV: 1

Acoustic Logic

 

Statement of Heritage Impact

03/07/ 2018

 

NBRS Architecture Heritage

-

Landscape Design Statement

11 April 2019

-

NBRS Architecture - Landscape

20180289.1/1704A/RO/TA

Confirmation of Acoustic Design

17 April 2019

 

Acoustic Logic

-

Heritage Commentary Statement

17 April 2019

 

GBA Heritage

38031

Stormwater Management Report

15 April 2019

C

Wood and Grieve Engineers

18017

Assessment of Traffic and Parking Implications

April 2019

J

Transport and Traffic Planning Associates

1804298

Natural Ventilation Design Review

16 April 2019

 

RWDI

-

Design Verification Statement

30 June 2020

-

Frank Stanisic

-

SEPP 65 Principles Compliance Statement

30 June 2020

Issue A

Stanisic Architects

20-0637

Thermal Comfort and BASIX Assessment

08 July 2020

F

Efficient Living Pty Ltd

M180026

Clause 4.6 request

24 June 2019

 

Planning Ingenuity

19062

Structural Expert’s Report by Ryan Campbell on Structural Engineering Issues at 32 – 38 Montgomery Street, Kogarah

2 July 2019

 

ABC Consultants Structural and Civil Engineers

 

Joint Traffic Report of Ross Nettle and Paul Croft

1 July 2019

 

Ross Nettle and Paul Croft

 

2.            Deletion of Condition 2 (a), (c) and (d).

 

3.            Amend Condition 18 to read as follows:

 

18.  Development Contributions

 

The Section 7.11 contribution is imposed to ensure that the development makes adequate provision for the demand it generates for public amenities and public services within the area.

 

Contribution Plan

Description

Section 94 contributions payable

Plan No. 8

Streetscape, Open Space & Public Domain

$877,926.31

Plan No. 8

Traffic Facilities

$19,671.67

Plan No. 8

Community Facilities

$16,293.28

Plan No. 9

Kogarah libraries - buildings component

$15,185.25

Plan No. 9

Kogarah libraries - books component

$10,827.50

Total Section 7.11 (Section 94) Contributions Currently Payable

$939,904.01

 

a)     Indexation

The above contributions will be adjusted at the time of payment to reflect changes in the cost of delivering public amenities and public services, in accordance with the indices provided by the relevant Section 94 Development Contributions Plan. Please note that these contributions are indexed quarterly according to the relevant sections in each contributions plan. Indexation cannot take the contribution per dwelling above $20,000 per dwelling.

 

b)     Timing of Payment

The contribution must be paid and receipted by Council prior to the release of the Construction Certificate.

 

c)      Further Information

A copy of the all current Development Contributions Plans may be inspected or a copy purchased at Council’s offices (Georges River Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville and Kogarah Library and Service Centre, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah) or viewed on Council’s website www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

 

4.            Amend Conditions 23 to 25 to read as follows:

 

            23.  Required design changes

 

The following changes are required to be made and shown on amended Detailed Stormwater Plans prior to the release of the Construction Certificate (other than a Construction Certificate for demolition, excavation, shoring and piling):

 

Stormwater and Drainage

a)     The OSD section is to include revised details including an amended top water level, orifice size, variable width of the tank, a sump to be installed below the orifice, and trash screen to be installed over the orifice rather than the outlet downstream of the orifice.

b)     The kerb inlet pit detail would need to be removed and a grated gutter drain detail included on Drawing CI-066-01.

c)      It is to be clearly stated on Drawing CI-066-02 that a Stormwater Drainage Application will need to be lodged and receive written approval by Council for the stormwater works and connection to Council’s stormwater pipe in Moorefield Lane.

d)     There is minimal height difference between the maximum overflow height at the Rainwater tank and the top water level of the OSD tank. The design is to be altered to prevent the potential for to discharge back to the Rainwater tank from the On-Site Detention system.

 

The Detailed Stormwater Plan is to be prepared by a professional engineer who specialises in Hydraulic Engineering in accordance with the Australian Institute of Engineers Australian Rainfall and Runoff (1987) and Council's Stormwater Drainage Guidelines.

 

Design Changes

e)     One (1) residential visitor car space is to be allocated with a shared space so as to make it an accessible residential visitor car space. The shared space is to be achieved by converting one (1) residential car space along basement 1 (DA102 dated 28/06/2020) to a shared space in favour of the residential visitor car space. A reshuffle of residential and commercial/retail car spaces along basement 1 is permitted as long as the number of commercial/retail car parking spaces is not reduced.

 

Note: If a compliant accessible car space for one residential visitor car space can be achieved in basement 1 without converting (1) residential car space into an accessible space, then this is considered to satisfy this condition.

 

Details are to be shown on the Construction Certificate Plans and Strata Subdivision Plan.

 

f)       Appropriate pedestrian access in the form of a door is to be added between the communal open space (residential garden) and apartment 202 located along level 2 (reference DA105 dated 30/06/2020).

 

            24.  Natural Cross Ventilation requirement

 

(a)   In order to achieve the minimum natural cross ventilation performance as per the ADG Guidelines, each of the windows belonging to Apartments 201, 203, 204, 205, 301, 303, 304, 306, 401, 403, 404, 406, 501, 503, 504, 506, 601, 603, 604, 606, 701, 703, 704, 706, 801, 803, 804, 806, 901, 903, 904 and 906 that discharge air into the central atrium space or to the south-east aspect are to have a minimum ventilating area of no less than the greater of 5% of the floor area of the room required to be ventilated and a total openable area per aspect of 0.4sqm.

 

(b)   These windows must not be obstructed by fly screen mesh, louvres or the like.

 

(c)    The top of the central atrium must not be covered other than to the extent shown on the drawings nominated in condition 1.

 

(d)   No obstruction is to be introduced between fire stairs/lift core and the apartments on any of the levels between a height of 1.6m and the height of the soffit or slab.

 

            25.  Traffic and Parking

 

A detailed traffic management Plan must be submitted and approved by Georges River Council based on the design as amended. The Plan must include but not limited to:

 

a)     Driveway access to comply with figure 3.3-Minimum Sight Lines for Pedestrian Safety as per AS 2890.1:2004 of the Australian Standard for off-street car parking. Figure 3.3 specifies the minimum sight lines for pedestrian safety along a circulation driveway or domestic driveway.

 

b)     At least 23 retail/commercial car parking spaces shall be freely available for customers of the business to which they are assigned. The spaces must either be freely available to such customers, for vehicles operated by the relevant business or designated retail/commercial staff of the relevant business. 

 

c)      Any wall or fence or solid object on either side of the driveway/vehicular crossing where it meets the Council’s road reserve at the boundary must comply with sight distance requirements stipulated in the Australian Standards AS2890.1.

 

d)     The maximum size of truck/service vehicle using the proposed development shall be restricted to Medium Rigid Vehicle with a maximum length of 12.5 metres.

e)     All vehicles shall enter and exit the premises in a forward direction excepting that a service vehicle may enter the loading dock in a reversing fashion. .

 

f)       No deliveries to the premises shall be made direct from a public place or street inclusive of footpaths, nature strip, roadway and car parks.

 

g)     All loading and unloading of vehicles in relation to the use of the premises shall take place wholly within the dedicated loading/unloading areas, which is wholly within the site.

 

5.            Additional Condition 80A as follows:

 

            80A. Allocation of car parking spaces

 

Car parking associated with the development is to be allocated as follows:

 

(a)          Residential dwellings: At least 62 car parking spaces are to be allocated to residential apartments

 

(b)          Residential visitors: At least 9 car spaces are to be allocated as visitor parking.

 

(c)          Retail/Commercial: At least 23 car parking spaces are to be allocated as retail and commercial parking for use by staff or visitors.

 

6.            Amend Condition 98A to read as follows:

 

98A. Use of Room

 

Room labelled as ‘ST’ within 1(G) Plan (Reference DA104 dated 30/06/2020) of Apartment 203 is to be removed from the unit and reallocated as storage accessible via residential entry lobby.

 

Statement of Reasons

·         The proposed modification to amend the layout of the approved mixed use building is considered to still represent substantially the same development as originally approved.

·         The proposed modification generally complies with the requirements of the relevant environmental planning instruments and development control plan.

 

 

LPP058-20        14-16 George Street Mortdale

(Report by Senior Development Assessment Planner)

 

The Panel carried out an inspection of the site and nearby locality.

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Bernard Moroz (planner)

          ●       William Karavelas (applicant)

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Deferral

The Local Planning Panel defers the determination of Development Application No. DA2019/0199 for the demolition of existing structures, lot consolidation and construction of a three storey residential flat building containing eight (8) apartments with basement car parking catering for a total of twelve (12) vehicles, roof top area of open space, landscaping and site works at 14-16 George Street, Mortdale, and invites the applicant to submit amended plans incorporating the following within 60 days:

 

(a)       The central blade wall within the front balconies shall not extend beyond/above the roof of the balcony to Unit 2.01.

(b)       The front terrace and balconies adjoining Bedroom 1 to Units G.01, 1.01 and 2.01 shall be in line with the balustrade of the balconies to the kitchen/living room along the southern side to be consistent and symmetrical.

(c)       The front balconies adjoining Bedroom 1 to Units 1.01 and 2.01 shall be in line with the external western wall of Bedrooms 1 of these units.

(d)       The proposed louvred aluminium privacy screens located along the north eastern side of the front balconies to Units 1.01 and 2.01 shall be replaced with simple fixed horizontal timber slatted screens along the full width and height of that side of the balconies above the balustrade. The screens shall be located a minimum of 3m from the common boundary.

(e)       The same type of horizontal timber slatted screens shall be implemented above the balustrade along the western side of the balconies adjoining Bedroom 1 to Units 1.01 and 2.01 for the full width and height of the balcony. The balustrade along this side of the balcony could be solid and rendered to assist with the design and construction of the screens.

(f)        The proposed darkened obscure glass balustrade to the balconies adjoining Bedroom 1 to Units 1.01 and 2.01 shall be constructed of light frameless opaque glass.

(g)       The roof top terrace area shall be setback a minimum of 3.5m from the front of the building (measurement taken from the roofline of the balconies) to recess this element and reduce its visibility. The minimum area of the roof top communal area of open space shall be 180sqm. The design will include planter boxes around the periphery of this space.

(h)      The ground floor fence around the terrace to Unit G.01 shall be removed so this front area is more open and delineated by the proposed planter box.

(i)        The proposed garbage/recycling area in the basement shall be enlarged and increased by extending this space a minimum of 1m to the north eastern side to align with the fire stairs. This will create a larger, self-contained room and a space which is less visible and safer.

(j)         The proposed letterboxes shall be designed within a sandstone feature wall at the front of the site adjoining the main entry and this structure shall have a maximum height of 1.5m. It shall be well designed and integrated with the front retaining/planter boxes and can include street numbering and/or name of the building.

(k)       Two (2) new trees at the rear of the site shall be installed to the west of the Crepe Myrtle and these shall reach a height of 10m at maturity.

(l)        One (1) new canopy tree shall be included within the front yard of the site, achieving a max height of 4m at maturity.

(m)     The foyer on the rooftop level shall not be enclosed by any walls and shall be an open area.

(n)      The location of all hydrant boosters is to be clearly shown on architectural and landscape plans.

(o)       The flooring to the rooftop area is to be amended to incorporate various treatments including tiles, timber decking or other appropriate materials.

(p)       The roof top mechanical plant is to be reduced in height and scale.  The technical specifications are to be submitted from the supplier for the system proposed to be installed.

Amended plans addressing the Panel’s concerns, above must be submitted to the Council within 60 days otherwise the application will be determined on the information currently provided.  Following receipt of this information, the Panel (as constituted on 5 November 2020) will determine the application electronically, unless the Chair determines that a further public meeting is required.

 

 

LPP059-20        591-611 Princes Highway Blakehurst

(Report by Independent Assessment)

 

The Panel carried out an inspection of the site and nearby locality.

 

Speakers

 

No speakers registered to speak for this application.

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Refusal

Pursuant to Section 4.16(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, Development Application No. DA2020/0065 for the installation of a digital advertising sign at 591-611 Princes Highway, Blakehurst, is determined by refusal for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposal is not compatible with the desired amenity and visual character of the area and is therefore not consistent with the objectives of SEPP 64 as set out in 3(1)(a)(i).

 

2.         The quality of the visual catchment will be degraded by the digital sign and the proposal will contribute to visual clutter and an undesirable precedent in the locality.

 

3.         When viewed from the Princes Highway approaching the intersection with King Georges Road (looking south), the sign will protrude above the single storey dwellings to the south west of the site on Stuart Street and the tree line of the vegetation on the sites fronting Princes Highway.

 

4.         The proposal will adversely impact the visual character of the locality. The digital sign is visually intrusive, unsightly and will dominate the visual catchment in this location.

 

5.         The proposed sign does not relate to the site or the locality.

 

6.         Not consistent with the character and amenity of Blakehurst as a local centre.  The LSPS priority for local centres is for them to be supported to evolve for long term viability.

 

7.         The prominence and scale of the sign impacts negatively on the viewshed of Todd Park and vistas along Princes Highway.

 

8.         The scale, proportion and form of the proposed sign is not appropriate for the streetscape or setting.

 

 

 

 

4.                CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

The meeting concluded at 6.08pm.

 

 

 

                                                                             

 

Adam Seton

Chairperson

 

Helen Deegan

Expert Panel Member

 

 

 

 

John Brockhoff

Expert Panel Member

 

Fiona Prodromou

Community Representative