MINUTES


Local Planning Panel

 

Thursday, 22 April 2021

4.00pm

 

Georges River Civic Centre,

Hurstville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Members:

 

Ms Sue Francis (Chairperson)

Mr Milan Marecic (Expert Panel Member)

Mr Jason Perica (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 4.40pm and the LPP Panel proceeded into Closed Session to deliberate the items listed below.

 

3.                GEORGES RIVER LOCAL PLANNING PANEL REPORTS

 

LPP006-21        9 Marine Drive, Oatley

(Report by Senior Development Assessment Planner)

 

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

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Caroline Hatton (submitter)

          ●       Dr Sharyn Cullis (submitter) – read out at meeting

          ●       Stephanie Kirovski (applicant)

 

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. DA2020/0241 for the demolition work, retention of existing swimming pool, construction of a dwelling house, construction of a detached outbuilding (gym) and decking at 9 Marine Drive, Oatley, is determined by granting consent to the application subject to the conditions recommended in the report submitted to the LPP meeting of 22 April 2021.

 

Statement of Reasons

·         The proposal is an appropriate response to the zoning of the site.

·         The proposed development complies with the requirements of the relevant environmental planning instruments.

·         The proposed design has been sensitively considered to be consistent with the existing and desired future character for development in this area.

·         The proposal has effective façade modulation and wall articulation that will serve to provide visual interest and reduce the bulk of the building.

·         The Panel notes that the proposed garage is setback greater than the existing garage and at distance to minimize excavation and retain existing trees.

·         Likewise the Panel notes the retention of significant and mature Angophora trees in the rear garden and that the loss of the mature jacaranda tree will be mitigated by replacement planting in appropriate locations.

·         The Panel supports the assessment report of Council and accepts that conditions of consent will mitigate any unreasonable amenity impacts to adjoining neighbours.

 

 

LPP007-21        16 Lesley Crescent Mortdale

(Report by Building Surveyor)

 

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

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Paul Bricknell (submitter on behalf of Susan Bricknell)

          ●       Tony Mijoski (applicant)

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Approval

Pursuant to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Building Information Certificate No. 149D2020/0048 for seeking to regularise unauthorised works including a sliding door and hinged door on the north western elevation, new timber deck at the rear and side of the existing dwelling and timber stairs, the installation of two (2) air conditioning units to the side south western elevation of the existing dwelling at 16 Lesley Crescent, Mortdale, is determined by approval and is to be issued subject to the terms recommended in the report submitted to the LPP meeting of 22 April 2021.

 

The Panel notes that any air conditioning unit must comply with the Protection of the Environment Act 1997 which requires that no units may operate beyond 10.00pm.

 

 

LPP008-21        2-8 James Street, Blakehurst

(Report by Senior Development Assessment Planner)

 

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

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Gerard Turrisi (town planner)

          ●       Riccardo Adirosi (architect)

 

Voting of the Panel Members

The decision of the Panel was unanimous.

 

Determination

 

Approval

The Panel is satisfied that:

 

1.      The applicants written request under Clause 4.6 of the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012 seeking to justify a contravention of Clause 4.3 Height of Buildings development standard has adequately addressed and demonstrated that:

 

(a)        Compliance with the standard is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances of the case; and

(b)        There are sufficient environmental planning grounds to justify the contravention.

 

2.      The proposed development will be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the standards and the objectives for development within the zone in which the development is proposed to be carried out.

 

Pursuant to Section 4.16(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, as amended, Development Application No. DA2020/0366 for the demolition works and the construction of residential flat building at 2-8 James Street, Blakehurst, is determined by granting consent to the application subject to the conditions recommended in the report submitted to the LPP meeting of 22 April 2021 except;

 

1.    Imposition of condition 7a as follows:

 

a)    A Construction Pedestrian Traffic Management Plan (CMTMP) detailing construction vehicle routes, number of trucks, hours of operation, access arrangements and traffic control should be submitted to Council for approval prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate.

b)    A Road Occupancy Licence (ROL) should be obtained from Transport Management Centre (TMC) for any works that may impact on traffic flows accessing or exiting from the Princes Highway during construction activities. A ROL can be obtained through https://myrta.com/oplinc2/pages/securtiy/oplincLogin.jsf.

 

2.    Imposition of Condition 7b as follows:

 

Prior to the issue of the issue of the Construction Certificate, the applicant is to demonstrate the following upon Construction Certificate plans:

 

a)    Provision of photovoltaic cell systems on the rooftop. Detailed design for the photovoltaic cells systems is to be provided, the provision of photovoltaic cells is to be at a rate that maximises the use of the available non-trafficable space on the rooftop.

b)    A minimum of one (1) EV fast charging space must be provided as part of the development.

c)    The installation of the photovoltaic cells shall not exceed the Building Height Development Standard for the site under KDCP2012.

 

3.    Amend Condition 24 to reflect the bin sizes as follows

 

·         8 x 600L waste bins (serviceable) AND 8 x 660L recycling bins (serviceable), both serviced once weekly, OR

·         5 x 1100L waste bins (serviceable) AND 21 x 240L recycling bins (serviceable), both serviced once weekly.

 

4.    Amend Condition 28 to read as follows

 

28  Required Design Changes

 

1)        The architectural, stormwater and landscape plans lodged for the Construction Certificate are to clearly detail:

§   The extent of the new Council drainage easement to be created.

§   Design requirements and specifications as identified in the Overland Flow Report.  

§   That no boundary walls or fences are to be installed adjacent to or within the new Council drainage easement to be created

 

2)        The landscape plans are to include the extent and installation details of a physical root barriers to protect the new Council stormwater pipe from root intrusion from all existing and proposed trees in its vicinity.

 

3)        The Landscape Plan shall be amended to include new perimeter canopy street trees along James Street and Vaughan Street, at regular intervals and of a species to be determined by Council’s Landscape Consultant, while also balancing infrastructure requirements. This amended Landscape Plan shall be approved by Council’s Coordinator Development Assessment prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate by the Principal Certifier. The street trees and landscaping are to be installed prior to any Occupation Certificate.

 

Statement of Reasons

·         The proposal is an appropriate response to the “up-zoning” of the site (including increased Floor Space Ratio and height limits) afforded by the Kogarah “New City Plan”. The building will provide an effective transition between development on Princes Highway and the R2 Low Density Zone to the west.

·         The proposed development generally complies with the requirements of the relevant environmental planning instruments and development control plan except with the building height of the development which is considered acceptable having regard to the justification provided in the report above.

·         The proposal achieves satisfactory compliance with the Apartment Design Guide with respect to both internal and external amenity.

·         The proposed design has been sensitively considered to be consistent with the anticipated desired future character for development in this area.

·         The proposal has effective façade modulation and wall articulation that will serve to provide visual interest and reduce the bulk of the building.

·         The proposal aims to provide a high-quality building that will establish a positive urban design outcome, setting the architectural and planning precedent in the area.

 

 

 

 

LPP009-21        29-31 Dora Street Hurstville

(Report by Development Assessment Planner)

 

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

 

Speakers

 

          ●       Lewis McAulay (applicant)

 

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. DA2020/0470 for the external alterations to level 2 of the existing Waratah Private Hospital to install security fencing and provide a new door opening with side and top fixed glazing at 29-31 Dora Street, Hurstville, is determined by granting consent to the application subject to the conditions recommended in the report submitted to the LPP meeting of 22 April 2021.

 

Statement of Reasons

·                The proposed alterations and additions to the existing medical centre/health care facility is an appropriate response to the site and is consistent with the objectives of the B4 zone and existing developments in the locality.

·                The proposed alterations and additions will not adversely affect the adjoining heritage terraces and satisfies the relevant controls of Clause 5.10 of Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012.

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

·                The proposed development is well considered and sensitively designed so that it will not result in any unreasonable impacts on the natural and built environment.

·                The proposed development will not result in any unreasonable impacts on the social and economic environments.

·                The proposal will not result in any unreasonable amenity impacts to the adjoining properties.

·                The proposal is not inconsistent with the provisions of Draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020.

 

 

 

 

4.                CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

The meeting concluded at 4.58pm

 

 

 

                                                             

 

Sue Francis

Chairperson

 

Milan Marecic

Expert Panel Member

 

 

Jason Perica

Expert Panel Member

 

Fiona Prodromou

Community Representative