Ordinary Council Meeting
6 April 2009
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OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER
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CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
1.††††† ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 MARCH 2009
Reports Of Committees
2.†††††† Report Of Committees No. 2
SUBJECT: Inspection Committee
Orders Of The Day †
QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
Subject:††††††††† Inspection Committee†† †
Record No:††† DA08/186 - 10786/09
Author(s):†††††† Michael Mason†
Present:††††††††† Clr I Longbottom (Mayor), Clr A Smith (Deputy Mayor), Clr W Gaffney, Clr P Palmer, Clr R Tudge, Clr D Brooks-Horn, Clr S Forrest and Michael Mason, Executive Manager, Environmental Services
Apologies:†††††† Clr K McIlroy
The proposal is for the erection of a part 2 storey, part 3 storey dwelling house on this site which has a partly constructed dwelling house.
Councillors, stakeholders, observers and advisors were welcomed by the Mayor, Clr Longbottom.
The site is currently overgrown and largely not able
to be viewed safely.† As such the site
was inspected from adjoining properties at 37 and
Issues discussed included:
∑†††† Bulk and scale of the proposed building
∑†††† Appropriateness of tree removal, noise and visual impact from bushland.
∑†††† Appropriateness of balcony widths
∑†††† The Mayor requested clarification as to the status of a large Turpentine tree scheduled for removal.
Councillors heard from the applicant and their advisors and a number of adjoining neighbours as part of the site inspection.
The Mayor thanked all people attending for their input and advised that the development would be considered by Council at its meeting of 6 April 2009.
That the report be received and noted.
Environmental Services Division