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Ordinary Council Meeting

18 May 2020

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Notice of Meeting

 

Dear Councillors

 

Notice is given of the Ordinary Council Meeting, to be held in the Council Chambers on Monday 18 May 2020 commencing at 7.00 PM. The business to be transacted at the meeting is included in this business paper.

 

Craig - GMYours faithfully

 

 

 

 

Craig Wrightson

General Manager

 

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Ordinary Council 18 May 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

1.       Mayoral Minute - Points of Clarification St Leonards South - Design Charrette Finalisation Decision

 

 

 

 

 

           


 

Ordinary Council Meeting 18 May 2020

Mayoral Minute - Points of Clarification St Leonards South - Design Charrette Finalisation Decision

 

 

Subject:          Mayoral Minute - Points of Clarification St Leonards South - Design Charrette Finalisation Decision    

Record No:    SU5943 - 27133/20

Division:         Lane Cove Council

Author(s):      Councillor Pam Palmer 

 

 

Executive Summary

                                                              

Following Council’s Extraordinary Meeting three matters have been raised regarding Council’s resolution and so for clarity I wish to raise the matters and seek that Council pass further resolutions to ensure Council’s intentions are clear.

 

Re-exhibition of the Planning Proposal

 

On the night I acknowledge there were conflicting views on the issue of re-exhibition. Consultation of the Planning Proposal has already been extensive and Councillors were provided with submissions lodged in the lead up to the Extraordinary Meeting as an alternate to the Public Forum. It was my intention in Council’s resolution, to make it clear that it is the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces who determines if the Planning Proposal requires re-exhibition. If he determines it does, Council would facilitate. If, however, he determines that re-exhibition it is not required, the LEP would be made and Gazetted without further delay. I therefore have included a recommendation which confirms this.

 

Road Closure – Canberra Avenue South

 

The Masterplan for St Leonards South and LEP includes Canberra Avenue South which is proposed to be incorporated into Newlands Park. In the Draft LEP Map, Canberra Avenue South is proposed to be zoned R4 (currently it is R2). This is because roads must be zoned the same as the adjacent land. As has rightly been pointed out, although it is Council’ intention to close the road and expand the open space, Council has not yet undertaken the consultation in relation to the road closure. Therefore, the zoning won’t be changed in the Planning Proposal at this stage. I therefore have included a recommendation which outlines the steps, by indicating it is Council’s intention to create additional open space, subject to the appropriate consultation on the closure of Canberra Avenue South, and would then if approved, rezone the land as RE1 Public Open Space and classify it as Community Land, like Council’s other parks.

 

Reduction of Base FSR and Retention of Bonuses for Community Facilities

 

The 5% reduction in the base FSR proposed in Option 4 in the report, applied across the precinct but did not impact the floor space bonuses proposed under the LEP to provide community infrastructure (i.e. open space, E-W connections, key worker housing, landscaping, site consolidation, roads). Any reduction in the floor space bonus component would have jeporadised delivery of the community infrastructure and therefore the livability for future residents. I therefore have included a recommendation which confirms this.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council:-

1.    Notes that extensive community consultation was held during the period 2012 - 2020 including:

       a)  exhibition of Master Plan (Dec 2014 – May 2015) with 545 submissions received;

       b) exhibition of draft Planning Proposal (Oct 2017 – Jan 2018) with 340 submissions received;

       c) a public hearing conducted by the IPC (2019); and

       d)  a review by NSW Planning, State Design Review Panel and NSW Government Architect      (2019-2020)

2.    Notes that despite the lack of a face-to-face public forum at the Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 11 May 2020, that alternate procedures were in place during the pandemic for the public to make last-minute representations to Councillors by email, phone or video and that 97 submissions were in fact received.

3.    Considers the pandemic was therefore an irrelevant matter for Council’s consideration.

4.    Considers that all relevant facts were taken into account in determining the particular merits of        the proposal.

5.      Acknowledges that it is the sole discretion of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces to determine if the Planning Proposal requires re-exhibition and should he so determine Council is willing to undertake consultation, however, if he determines re-exhibition is not required, the LEP should be made and Gazetted without further delay.

 

6.      Confirms its intention to create additional open space through the closure of Canberra Avenue South and incorporation into Newlands Park, subject to the appropriate consultation on the closure of Canberra Avenue South, and should the closure proceed, Council seek to rezone the land , RE1 Public Open Space and classify it as Community Land, under the Local Government Act.

7.    Confirms the 5% reduction in the base FSR proposed in Option 4 in the report, applied across        the precinct but did not apply to the floor space bonuses proposed under the LEP to provide        community infrastructure (i.e. open space, E-W connections, key worker housing, landscaping,        site consolidation, roads).

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Pam Palmer

Mayor

 

 

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