HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
BUSINESS PAPER SYSTEM
NEW BUSINESS PAPER
DATE FOR THE BUSINESS PAPER 98 09 28th September, 1998-

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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Pursuant to the provisions of Clause 5(3) of the Code of Meeting Practice adopted by resolution of the Council on 11 May, 1994, I am directed to inform you that a Special Meeting of Council has been convened by His Worship the Mayor, Councillor M Frawley to consider the business referred to below. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hurstville, on MONDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER, 1998 at 7.00 p.m..

Yours faithfully,






GENERAL MANAGER
BUSINESS:
5.30 p.m. Dinner

1. Apologies

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS CONTAINED IN THE
GENERAL MANAGER'S' REPORT
TO THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
TO BE HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 1998






01:01 Council Poll - Questions And "For & Against" Case

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
GENERAL MANAGER'S
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
THE COUNCIL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON 28TH SEPTEMBER, 1998


His Worship the Mayor and Councillors
Hustville City Council
The Civic Centre
HURSTVILLE

Dear Members,

Hereunder is my report to be submitted to the COUNCIL meeting:-


01.01 COUNCIL POLL - QUESTIONS AND "FOR & AGAINST" CASE


redevelopment of industrial and government owned land.
REASONS IN SUPPORT OF URBAN CONSOLIDATION IN HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL'S AREA
REASONS AGAINST URBAN CONSOLIDATION IN HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL'S AREA
1. Greater housing choices for existing and new residents will encourage a growth in the local population, consistent with meeting a range of lifestyle expectations1. Planning for housing choices does not in itself guarantee that local owners and developers will rebuild in a way that will increase the local population
2. A growth in local population levels will enhance local skills, cultures, social resources, local commerce and employment opportunities.2. There is no evidence of a declining local population level, and a wide range of human resources and social skills already exist.
3. By taking the initiative and developing stringent design criteria, new developments can continue to provide green space, air, light, solar access and increased community facilities, and is a more efficient use of land.3. Stringent design criteria will increase the prices of new housing and make it less affordable.
4. Encouraging population growth to areas adjacent to existing transport, infrastructure, schools etc will make better use of existing resources, and reduce the sprawl of Sydney.4. There is no evidence that existing infrastructure has the capacity to support additional population, and will incur additional cost to Council. The continued growth in private car ownership and kilometres travelled suggest that environmental gains are unlikely.
5. If Hurstville does not take the initiative and comprehensively plan in terms of the State Policy, the Minister is likely to rezone large areas without public consultation.5. Urban consolidation does not necessarily achieve increased densities or a guarantee of a more affordable range of housing, and can impact on the character of a suburb.
6. The Government's policies apply to the greater metropolitan region - Hurstville has a regional responsibility to adopt an integrated approach.6. There are no recognised performance measures developed that will permit the Government to assess whether increased population and housing choices are being received. Council runs the risk of planning changes being excessive.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .01
GENERAL MANAGER'S

. Recommendation COUNCIL POLL - QUESTIONS AND "FOR & AGAINST" CASE


RECOMMENDATION

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Yours faithfully,




H E J Wallace
General Manager