MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

Monday, 07 December 2020

7.00pm

 

 

Dragon Room (Level 1, Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville)

and

Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday 7 December 2020

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PRESENT

COUNCIL MEMBERS

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

COUNCIL STAFF

Director Environment and Planning - Meryl Bishop,  Manager Development and Building - Ryan Cole, Manager Strategic Planning - Catherine McMahon, Manager Office of the General Manager - Roxanne Thornton, Executive Services Officer - Marina Cavar and Executive Assistant to the Director Environment and Planning - Leanne Allen (Minutes).

OPENING

Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 7.18pm.

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

ITEM

SPEAKER

ENV048-20: Report on submissions- Planning Proposal for the reclassification of Taylors Reserve, Lugarno

Russell Green

ENV048-20: Report on Submissions - Planning Proposal for the reclassification of Taylors Reserve, Lugarno

Kay Low

 


 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

ENV047-20       Confirmation of the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 November 2020

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Katris

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 9 November 2020 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV048-20       Report on Submissions - Planning Proposal for the Reclassification of Taylors Reserve, Lugarno

(Report by Coordinator Strategic Planning)

MOTION: Councillor Katris

(a)    That Council note the submissions received during the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal PP2017/0003.

(b)    That Council adopt the proposed amendments to Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 as exhibited in relation to part of Lot 1 and whole of Lot 2 DP1200078, Taylors Reserve, Lugarno to:

a.     Amend Part 2 to Schedule 4 of HLEP 2012 to include Lot 2 and part of Lot 1 in Deposited Plan 1200178 and noting in Column 3 Any trusts etc not discharged as Reservations to the Crown Grant and minerals; and

b.     Add a new map to HLEP 2012 titled ‘Land Reclassification (Part Lots) Map - Sheet RPL_003’ which identifies part of Lot 1 in Deposited Plan 1200178 outlined in red as ‘Operational Land’.

(c)    That Council forward the Planning Proposal for gazettal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

(d)    That all persons who made a submission to the Planning Proposal be advised of Council’s decision.

(e)    i    Council Officers are to proceed with the final detailed designs of an informal public road in accordance with the previous resolution of Council on 26 November 2018, as indicated in Item CCL074-18, and as depicted in the detail drawing which was attached as Appendix I, in the supplementary information and referred to as the proposal for a public road. The only exception being that every effort is to be employed, by Council officers, to ensure that the link between Woodlands Avenue and Taylor Avenue is not a right of way but a one way public laneway. In the event that this link has to be a right of way, then all residential properties and the general public are to be given legal rights of access.

ii.    The final design for the proposed informal Public Road should minimize the impact on as many mature trees as is practically possible. This is to be subject to the requirements of the Austroads Guidelines 2016 for the design of the Public Road and the requirements of the NSW Rural Fire Services that were stipulated in their correspondence to Council which is dated 15 July 2020 and which indicated that the road must comply with Table 5.3b of the document titled “Planning for bushfire Protection, 2019 edition”. It is noted that this correspondence also confirmed that part of Taylor reserve is classified as being Bushfire prone and such a requirement is mandatory.

iii.   implement a program to replace the mature trees that will be required to be removed with plantings of appropriate species within Taylors Reserve;

iv.   prepare an independent Arboricultural Impact Assessment completed by a Level  5 Arborist that:

-        Identifies trees proposed to be removed or retained;

-        Identifies the impact that the proposed development will have on the surrounding trees; and

-        Is developed in accordance with AS4970-2009 Protection of trees on development sites.

v.   Offset the loss of any open space in Taylors Reserve during the preparation and  implementation of Council’s draft Open Space Expansion and Acquisition Plan.

(f)       Council is to proceed with the detail design of the informal Public Road, as indicated in (e)(i) above, as a matter of urgency, and carry out all actions necessary to construct this public road which must allow for the provision of direct access to the residential properties that have been previously identified as relying on access to their sites from the currently existing informal access road that was nominated as Taylor Avenue in 1999 by Council.

It is further confirmed that there is a carryover allocation of $600,000 in the 2020/21 budget that establishes the source of finance for this project . No further contributions are to be requested from the local residents in order for this Public Road to be completed.

Note:    The above Motion lapsed due to want of a seconder.

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Badalati

That consideration of this matter be deferred to full Council at its meeting on 14 December 2020.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Councillors Hindi, Badalati, Landsberry and Payor

Against the Motion: Councillor Katris

On being put to the Meeting, voting on the Motion was four (4) votes FOR and 1 vote AGAINST.

 

 


 

ENV049-20       Generic Plans of Management

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That Council forward the draft Sportsground Generic Plan of Management, draft Parks Generic Plan of Management, draft General Community Use Generic Plan of Management and draft Natural Areas Generic Plan of Management, to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (landowners) for consent and endorsed for exhibition.

(b)    That Council delegates the General Manager to make amendments to the four draft Generic Plans of Management to address points raised by the Department of Industry.

(c)    That Council endorse the draft Sportsground Generic Plan of Management, draft Parks Generic Plan of Management, draft General Community Use Generic Plan of Management and draft Natural Areas Generic Plan of Management (with any amendments resulting from the issuing of the consent from the landowner) for public exhibition.

(d)    That the Plans of Management be placed on exhibition for a minimum of 28 days

         commencing after 20 January 2021.

(e)    That Council hold a public hearing for the Generic Plans of Management, Parks, Sportsground and Natural Area as the proposed plans are altering the categorisation of, community land under section 36 (4) of the Local Government Act 1993.

(f)    That it is noted that the Plan of Management for Kogarah Park/Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will be undertaken in FY21/22 and the Plan of Management for Carss Bush Park/Todd Reserve has commenced and will be publicly available once reported to Council.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV050-20       Former Oatley Bowling Club Site and Closed Road Plan of Management and Masterplan

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Badalati

(a)    That Council endorse the draft Former Oatley Bowling Club Site and Closed Road Plan of Management and Masterplan for public exhibition for a period of no less than 28 days in accordance with section 38 of the Local Government Act 1993.

(b)    That the draft Plan of Management and Masterplan be placed on public exhibition for a minimum of 28 days commencing after 20 January 2021.

(c)    That Council hold a public hearing for draft Former Oatley Bowling Club Site and Closed Road Plan of Management to amend the categorisation of community land under section 36 (4) of the Local Government Act 1993.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous


 

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 7.39pm

 

 

Chairperson, Clr Con Hindi

(in accordance with Clause 18.5 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, these Minutes have been signed by the Chairperson of the 8 February 2021 meeting)

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Environment and Planning Committee on 8 February 2021 (ENV001-21)