MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

 

Monday, 12 April 2021

7.00pm

 

 

Dragon Room (Level 1,Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville)

and

Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 


Georges River Council - Minutes - Environment and Planning Committee - Monday 12 April 2021

Page 2

 

PRESENT

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Councillor Con Hindi (Chairperson), Councillor Vince Badalati, Councillor Nick Katris (audio visual connection), 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, Strategic Planner - Michelle Fawcett,  Manager Office of the General Manager - Roxanne Thornton, Executive Services Officer - Neil Treadwell and Team Leader Technology Services - Garuthman De Silva.

OPENING

The Chairperson, Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at  7.01pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Chairperson, 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

Speaker

Report No.

Report Title

Adam Byrnes obo Mortdale RSL

ENV016-21

Planning Proposal - Mortdale RSL 19-25 Macquarie Place and 46-56 Pitt Street, Mortdale

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

ENV010-21       Confirmation of the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee meeting held on 8 March 2021

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Payor

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 8 March 2021 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV011-21       Summary of Development Applications Lodged and Determined - October 2020 to March 2021

(Report by Manager Development and Building)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

(a)     That Council receive and note the Summary of Development Applications lodged and determined within the second and third quarters of the 2020/2021 financial year being October 2020 – March 2021.

(b)     That Council discontinue the program (Waiving of Fees for Development Applications for Alternations and Additions for Dwelling Houses) at a point the cost of program meets the budget expenditure of $63,000, which was the original estimate endorsed by Council in October 2020.  

(c)  That staff of the Development and Building and Strategic Planning Departments be congratulated for their efforts in achieving the favourable results in the areas of  planning and development.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV012-21       Status Update - Protection of the Port Jackson Fig Tree at Sans Souci Park

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Payor

That Council notes the actions undertaken by officers to date, in relation to furthering the protection of the Port Jackson Fig Tree at Sans Souci Park including:

a)      Amendment of the NSW Heritage Inventory Sheet;

b)      Amendment to the name of the Heritage Item 155 (as part of the next Housekeeping Amendment to the Georges River Local Environmental Plan); and

c)      Nomination of the Port Jackson Fig Tree on the National Trust Register (significant trees).

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV013-21       Status Update - 2018 Developer Contributions Audit

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Badalati

That Council receive and note the report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

ENV014-21       Draft Penshurst Park Plan of Management

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

(a)    That Council forward the draft Penshurst Park Plan of Management to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (landowners) for consent and endorsement for public exhibition.

(b)    That Council delegates the General Manager to make amendments to the draft Penshurst Park Plan of Management to address any matters raised by the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.

(c)    That Council endorse the draft Penshurst Park Plan of Management (with any amendments resulting from the issuing of the consent from the landowner) for public exhibition.

(d)     That the draft Penshurst Park Plan of Management be placed on exhibition for a minimum of 28 days with submissions to be received up to 42 days after the date on which the draft plan is placed on public exhibition.

(e)     That Council hold a public hearing for Penshurst Park Plan of Management as the draft Plan of Management is altering the categorisation of community land under section 36(4) of the Local Government Act 1993 from “General Community Use” and “Park” to “General Community Use” and “Sportsground.”

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV015-21       Land Use Planning Incentives - State Road Intersection Upgrade: Princes Highway/Park Road, Kogarah Bay

(Report by Manager Strategic Planning)

Recommendation: Councillor Payor and Councillor Landsberry

That Council receive and note the report.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV016-21       Planning Proposal - Mortdale RSL 19-25 Macquarie Place and 46-56 Pitt Street, Mortdale

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That the Planning Proposal - Mortdale RSL 19-25 Macquarie Place and 46-56 Pitt Street,   Mortdale be deferred to a Councillor workshop and staff continue discussions with the applicant regarding FSR, height, community impact and the community benefits of a Voluntary Planning Agreement.

(b)    That the matter be reported back to Council after the Councillor workshop.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 

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 10 May 2021 meeting)

 

 

Minutes confirmed at the Meeting of the Environment and Planning Committee on 10 May 2021 (ENV017-21)