MINUTES


Environment and Planning Committee

 

 

Monday, 12 July 2021

7.00pm

 

 

 

Skype Online Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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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 Strategic Planning - Catherine McMahon, Executive Strategic Planner - Nerida Stores, Coordinator Strategic Planning - Harkirat Singh, Senior Strategic Planner - Rebecca Lau, Strategic Planner - Michelle Fawcett, Strategic Planner - Marearna Andreou, Manager Environment, Health & Regulatory Services - Andrew Spooner, Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability & Waste - Elyse Ballesty, Manager Office of the General Manager - Roxanne Thornton (Minutes) and Technology Services Officer - Alex Wong.

EXTERNAL CONSULTANT

Mr Stuart Gordon, Associate - SJB Planning (ENV034-21        PP2016/0002 - Amended Planning Proposal for the Hurstville Civic Precinct) (remote connection).

OPENING

The Chairperson, Councillor Hindi, opened the meeting at 7.09pm.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Chairperson, Councillor Hindi acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Biddegal people of the Eora Nation.

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.

APOLOGIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE

There were no apologies or requests for leave of absence.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Councillor Badalati declared a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in item ENV030-21 Adoption of the Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan 2021 for the reason that although his family home is near the area being considered for high rise development he believes he is not impacted in any way. As this is a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary disclosure, Councillor Badalati will participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

Councillor Payor declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in item ENV030-21 Adoption of the Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan 2021 for the reason that my running-mate in the 2017 Local Government Election, is the owner of a property impacted by the Master Plan. As this is a Significant Non-Pecuniary disclosure, Councillor Payor will not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

Councillor Payor declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in item ENV035-21 (PP2019/0003 - Planning Proposal for 143-149 Boundary Road and 689-691 Forest Road, Peakhurst) for the reason that my running-mate in the 2017 Local Government Election, is a Trustee of a property impacted by the Planning Proposal. As this is a Significant Non-Pecuniary disclosure, Councillor Payor will not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

Councillor Payor declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in item ENV036-21 (Voluntary Planning Agreement Offer for 143-149 Boundary Road and 689 Forest Road, Peakhurst) for the reason that my running-mate in the 2017 Local Government Election, is a Trustee of a property impacted by the Planning Proposal. As this is a Significant Non-Pecuniary disclosure, Councillor Payor will not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

PUBLIC FORUM

ITEM

SPEAKER

ENV030-21 Adoption of the Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan 2021

Brett Daintry

ENV032-21 Adoption of Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan 2021

Kim wagstaff

   

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

ENV029-21       Confirmation of the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 June 2021

(Report by Executive Services Officer)

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

That the Minutes of the Environment and Planning Committee Meeting held on 15 June 2021 be confirmed.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

PROCEDURAL MOTION

ORDER OF BUSINESS

RECOMMENDATION: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Katris

That, in accordance with Clause 7.5 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice, Council alter the Order of Business of this meeting to allow for the following items to be considered prior to all other items on the agenda;

·               ENV030-21 (Adoption of the Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan 2021)

·               ENV032-21 (Adoption of Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan 2021)

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:        Councillor Payor left the meeting at 7.26pm.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENV030-21       Adoption of the Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan 2021

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Note:      Councillor Payor disclosed a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item and she did not participate in the discussion or voting on the item.

Note:      Councillor Badalati disclosed a Non-Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item.

MOTION: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Landsberry

That consideration of this matter be deferred to a Councillor workshop to allow Council staff an opportunity to explain the submissions received, amendments to the development controls such the increase in floor space ratio  and height (in particular for sites on King Georges Road) following the exhibition of the draft plan and a review of the approach to compulsory acquisition of properties in  the areas such as between Frederick Street and Norfolk Street.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:        Councillor Payor returned to the meeting at 7.42pm.

ENV032-21       Adoption of Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan 2021

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

(a)    That Council, pursuant to Section 40(2)(b) of the NSW Local Government Act 1993, confirms that the amendments to the Former Oatley Bowling Club and Closed Road Plan of Management do not require re-exhibition of the draft Plans.

(b)    That Council adopt the Former Oatley Bowling Club and Closed Road Plan of Management and Master Plan as amended in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Act 1993.

(c)    That Council authorise the General Manager to make minor editorial modifications in the finalisation of the Former Oatley Bowling Club and Closed Road Plan of Management and Master Plan.

(d)    That all persons who provided a submission during the public exhibition of the Former Oatley Bowling Club and Closed Road Plan of Management and Master Plan be notified of Council’s decision.

Record of Voting:

For  the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV031-21       Public Exhibition of Draft Plan of Management and Master Plan for Moore Reserve 2021

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Landsberry and Councillor Payor

(a)    That Council endorse the draft Moore Reserve Plan of Management and Master Plan 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 Council notify the draft Plan of Management and Master Plan to the Minister (NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), as land owner of part of the land under Section 39 of the Local Government Act 1993 to obtain owner’s consent prior to public exhibition.

(c)    That Council seek written consent from the Minister (NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) to adopt the draft Plan of Management, in accordance with Section 3.23(6) of the Crown Land Management Act 2016.

(d)    That Council endorse the proposed changes to the land categorisation and hold a public hearing under Section 40A of the Local Government Act 1993.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV032-21       Adoption of Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan 2021

(Report by Strategic Planner)

THIS ITEM WAS CONSIDERED EARLIER IN THE MEETING AS DETAILED IN THESE MINUTES.

 

ENV033-21       Establishment of Small Waste Items Recycling Station Program

(Report by Manager Environment Health & Regulatory Services)

Recommendation: Councillor Katris and Councillor Badalati

(a)    That Council note the outcomes of the trial of the small waste items recycling station in the Georges River Customer Service Centre.

(b)    That Council endorse the establishment of the Small Waste Items Recycling Station Program within suitable Council facilities for the collection of CDs/DVDs, household batteries and mobile phones.

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

 

 

ENV034-21       PP2016/0002 - Amended Planning Proposal for the Hurstville Civic Precinct

(Report by Senior Strategic Planner)

Recommendation: Councillor Badalati and Councillor Hindi

(a)    That the Georges River Council endorse the Planning Proposal (PP 2016/0002) to amend the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 (HLEP 2012) (or if gazetted the Georges River Local Environmental Plan) as it applies to the Georges River Council owned site known as the Hurstville Civic Precinct Site, bound by Queens Road, Dora Street, MacMahon Street and Park Road which seeks to:

a.     Amend the HLEP 2012 Land Zoning Map - Sheet LZN_008A to remove the ‘Deferred Matter’ and rezone the site to B4 Mixed Use;

b.     Amend the HLEP 2012 Height of Buildings Map - Sheet HOB_008A to set:

i.      a maximum height of 20 metres under the height designation of ‘Q1’ at the south western portion of the site;

ii.      a maximum height of 30 metres under the height designation of ‘U’ at the south western corner of the site; and

iii.     a maximum height of 60 metres under the height designation of ‘AA’ at the north eastern portion and south eastern corner of the site.

c.     Amend the HLEP 2012 Maximum Floor Space Ratio Map - Sheet FSR_008A to set:

i.      a maximum FSR of 3:1 under the FSR designation of ‘V’ at the south western portion of the site;

ii.      a maximum FSR of 7:1 under the FSR designation of ‘AB’ at the central/ north eastern portion of the site; and

iii.     a maximum FSR of 5:1 under the FSR designation of ‘Z’ at the north eastern portion of the site. 

d.     Amend Schedule 4 of HLEP 2012 to reclassify Lot 13 in DP 6510 and Lot 14 in DP 6510 (i.e. former Baptist Church and adjoining land, known as 4-6 Dora Street) from ‘community’ to ‘operational’ land.

e.     Amend HLEP Active Street Frontages Map - Sheet ASF_008A by deleting the red line identifying 4-6 Dora Street (Lot 13 in DP 6510 and Lot 14 in DP 6510) as having active street frontage.

f.      Amend HLEP 2012 by including the heritage item (Item I157) listed in Schedule 2 of the HLEP 1994 within Schedule 5 (Environmental heritage) of HLEP 2012 and amend Heritage Map - Sheet HER_008A to identify the same Item on the map.

g.     Amend HLEP 2012 by inserting a development standard under Part 6 Additional Local Provision as follows:

6.10 Hurstville Civic Precinct

(1)    The objective of this clause is to facilitate the provision of community facilities and public benefits on the Hurstville Civic Precinct site.

(2)    This clause applies to land bounded by Queens Road, Park Road, MacMahon Street and Dora Street.

(3)    Development consent must not be granted on land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied that the development will include:

(a)    Residential land uses to a maximum of 55% of the total permissible GFA; and

(b)    Community uses and facilities to a minimum of 25% of the total permissible GFA; and

(c)    Public open space at ground level to a minimum of 50% of the total site area inclusive of a civic plaza that receives an average of 50% direct sunlight between 11 am and 2pm midwinter; and

(d)    Car parking for general public use that is additional to the requirements for all land uses.

(4)    For the purposes of this clause, community facilities for Hurstville Civic Precinct site means Council administrative and civic offices; multipurpose auditorium, library, museum, art gallery, community centre, associated uses such as cafés; a range of recreation, relaxation or study areas; and any other use that Council may consider appropriate to meet the needs of the community.

(b)    That Georges River Council forward the Planning Proposal (PP 2016/0002) to the delegate of the Minister for Planning requesting a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

(c)    That should a Gateway Determination be issued by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to permit exhibition of the Planning Proposal, a public hearing take place in accordance with the provisions of the NSW Local Government Act 1993 and the DPIE’s Practice Note PN 16-001 Classification and Reclassification of Public Land through a Local Environmental Plan.

(d)    That the Planning Proposal be placed on formal public exhibition in accordance with the conditions of any Gateway Determination issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

(e)    That prior to the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal as part of any successful Gateway determination, the following documents are prepared by the Proponent in order that they form part of the public exhibition:

a.     A Civic Precinct Public Amenities and Facilities Strategy.

b.     A Civic Precinct Public Domain Plan Strategy.

c.     A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) prepared for the Hurstville City Museum and Gallery; and

d.     A revised Traffic Impact Assessment.

(f)     That Council resolve to prepare an amendment to the Hurstville DCP No. 2 (which applies to land within the Hurstville City Centre) and exhibit the amendment along with the Planning Proposal in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and its Regulation.

(g)    That prior to the exhibition of the amendment to the Hurstville DCP No. 2 the DCP prepared by the Proponent be amended by the Proponent to address the recommendations in this report and the recommendations of the Council Report dated 25 May 2020.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Councillors Badalati, Hindi and Katris

Against the Motion: Councillors Landsberry and Payor

On being put to the meeting, voting on this Recommendation was three (3) votes FOR and two (2) votes AGAINST. The Recommendation was CARRIED.

Note:        Councillor Payor left the meeting at 8.10pm.

ENV035-21       PP2019/0003 - Planning Proposal for 143-149 Boundary Road and 689-691 Forest Road, Peakhurst

(Report by Strategic Planner)

Note:    Councillor Payor declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item and did not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)       That consideration of this item be deferred to a Councillor workshop to allow staff an opportunity to explain  the proposed heights and the floor space ratio  on the site in comparison to the permissible heights and floor space ratios currently permitted in the existing B1 zoning, the correlation of the proposed floor space ratio and the proposed height and  consideration  of the School of Arts site  and whether it can be developed by itself taking into account elements such as site width and access.

(b)       That a printed copy of the Planning Proposal, the Planning Report and Council’s resolution be provided to the Trustees of the School of Arts

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

 

ENV036-21       Voluntary Planning Agreement Offer for 143-149 Boundary Road and 689 Forest Road, Peakhurst

(Report by Executive Strategic Planner)

Note:    Councillor Payor declared a Significant Non-Pecuniary interest in this item and did not participate in the discussion and voting on this item.

Recommendation: Councillor Hindi and Councillor Badalati

(a)       That consideration of this matter be deferred to ensure it is considered at the same time as Planning Proposal PP2019/0003.

(b)       That further information be provided to all Councillors at a workshop on the methodology used to calculate and review the Voluntary Planning Agreement offer.

 

Record of Voting:

For the Motion: Unanimous

Note:        Councillor Payor returned to the meeting at 8.34pm   

CONCLUSION

The Meeting was closed at 8.34pm.

 

 

 

 

Chairperson