Planning and Building

Committee Meeting

4 February 2008, 8:00PM

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

Planning and Building Committee 4 February 2008









Councillor R. D’Amico (chair), Councillor K. Freedman, Councillor I. Longbottom, Councillor A. Smith and Councillor T. Lawson.




Executive Manager - Environmental Services, Manager Development Assessment Unit and Chief Executive Secretary.




The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.




The meeting resumed at 9:35pm.


Environmental Services Division Reports


Environmental Services Division Report No. 46

SUBJECT: 51 Richardson Street West, Lane Cove





RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Longbottom and D'Amico that


1.                  the application be deferred to allow the applicant to verify the site levels and height of the proposed dwelling house;


2.                  In the event that the height and levels are correct, that the application be determined under the delegation of the General Manager and that should it be approved conditions be considered requiring tht the 3 upper floor windows on the eastern elevation be frosted to a height of 1.7m and openable above, and that the lower 3 windows on this elevation be frosted louvers..




Environmental Services Division Report No. 47

SUBJECT: 66 Kenneth Street, Longueville




RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Freedman and Smith that Council as the consent authority pursuant to section 80 (1) (a) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 grant consent to Development Application No. 347/07 for the demolition of the existing deck and construction of a new extended timber deck and bi fold doors at 66 Kenneth Street, Longueville, subject to the following conditions:


1.         That the development be strictly in accordance with drawing number 1A, 2A, 3A dated 26 October 2007 by MSJ Building Services.


2.         The vergola is not approved as part of this approval and is to be deleted from the Construction Certificate Plans.


3.         The submission of a Construction Certificate and its issue by Council or Private Certifier PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION WORK commencing.


4.         All building works are required to be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia.


5.         Continuous balustrading is to be provided to all balconies, decks, terraces, landings and the like where more than 1 metre above the ground or floor surface beneath.  Such balustrading is to have a minimum height of 1 metre.  Openings in the balustrade must not allow a 125mm sphere to pass through and where the floor is more than 4 metres above the ground or floor surface below, any horizontal or near horizontal elements within the balustrade between 150mm and 760mm above the floor must not facilitate climbing.


6.         All demolition, building construction work, including earthworks, deliveries of building materials to and from the site to be restricted to the following hours:-


Monday to Friday (inclusive)                     7.00am to 5.30pm

Saturday                                                   7.00am to 4.00pm

No work to be carried out on Sundays or any public holidays.


7.         Stockpiles of topsoil, sand, aggregate, spoil or other material capable of being moved by water to be stored clear of any drainage line, easement, natural watercourse, footpath, kerb or roadside.


8.         The development shall be conducted in such a manner so as not to interfere with the amenity of the neighbourhood in respect of noise, vibration, smell, dust, waste water, waste products or otherwise.


9.         Depositing or storage of builder's materials on the footpath or roadways within the Municipality without first obtaining approval of Council is PROHIBITED.


Separate approval must be obtained from Council's Works and Urban Services Department PRIOR TO THE PLACEMENT of any building waste container ("Skip") in a public place.


10.       Under the Home Building Regulation 1997, a signboard must be erected on the site in a prominent position indicating in clear and legible characters the following information:-


·     The name of the Licensee shown on the licence;

·     The words "Licensed Contractor” or words to that effect;

·     The number of the Licence held by the Licensee;

·     Such signboard not to exceed 900 mm x 600 mm.


11.       The cleaning out of ready-mix concrete trucks, wheelbarrows and the like into Council's gutter is PROHIBITED.


12.       Lane Cove Council charges a fee of $30 for the registration of any Part 4A Certificates (compliance, construction, occupation or subdivision certificates) issued by an accredited certifier under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.


13.       A Tree Preservation Order applies in the Lane Cove local government area. The order prohibits the cutting or removal of any tree except with the consent of Council, which must be strictly and fully complied with, and the penalty for contravention of this order is up to One million one hundred thousand ($1,100,000).  The co-operation of all residents is sought in the preservation of the bushland character of the Municipality.  All enquiries concerning the Tree Preservation Order must be made at the Council Chambers, Lane Cove.


14.       Prior to any works commencing on site a Tree Preservation Order Work Authority must be obtained to remove or prune those trees identified on the approved plans to be removed or pruned for construction.


15.       The protection on site, without damage, of all existing trees, excepting those shown in the approved plan to be removed or pruned.  Irrespective of this consent permission from Council must be obtained for the removal or pruning of any trees, including the cutting of any tree roots greater than 40 mm in diameter.


General Engineering Conditions

16.       Design and Construction Standards.  All engineering plans and work shall be carried out in accordance with Council’s standards and relevant Development Control Plans except as amended by other conditions.


Engineering Conditions to be complied with Prior To Construction Certificate


17.       Control of Stormwater Runoff. The stormwater runoff from new and or altered impervious areas within the development shall be connected to the existing drainage system in accordance with the requirements of Lane Cove Council’s DCP Stormwater management.

The existing stormwater system is to be certified that it is in good working order and meets the requirements set out in Council’s DCP Stormwater management. The certification is to be carried out by a fully licensed and insured plumber or a Charted Practising Engineer. Where an existing element does not comply with current standards the subject element is to be replaced. Where the existing system does not comply with Councils DCP Stormwater management an application is to be made to Council for approval of an alternate system.


18.       Footpath Damage Bond. The applicant shall lodge with Council a $1000 cash bond or bank guarantee to cover damage to Council's roads, footpaths, kerb and gutter, drainage or other assets. Lodgement of this bond is required prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate.


19.       Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. An Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) shall be prepared by a suitably qualified consultant in accordance with the guidelines set out in the manual “Managing Urban Stormwater, Soils and Construction“ prepared by LANDCOM  ‘Fourth Edition 2004, Volume 1’.  These devices shall be maintained during the construction works and replaced where considered necessary.


The following details are to be included in drawings accompanying the Erosion and 

Sediment Control Plan:


·     Location and design criteria of erosion and sediment control structures,

·     Site access point/s and means of limiting material leaving the site

·     Means of diversion of uncontaminated upper catchment around disturbed areas

·     Procedures for maintenance of erosion and sediment controls

·     Details and procedures for dust control.


Engineering Conditions to be complied with prior to Commencement of Construction

20.       Restoration.  Public areas must be maintained in a safe condition at all times. Restoration of disturbed Council land is the responsibility of the applicant. All costs associated with restoration of public land will be borne by the applicant.


21.       Materials on Roads and Footpaths. Where the applicant requires           the use of council land for placement of building waste, skips or storage of materials an application for “Building waste containers or materials in a public place” is to be made. Council land is not to be occupied or used for storage until such application is approved. 


22.       Pedestrian Access Maintained. Pedestrian access, including disabled and pram access, is to be maintained throughout the course of the construction as per AS 1742.3, ’Part 3 - Traffic control devices for works on roads’.


23.       Sediment and Erosion Control. The applicant shall install appropriate sediment control devices prior to any disturbance of the existing site. The devices are to be installed in accordance with an approved plan. These devices shall be maintained during the construction period and replaced where considered necessary. Suitable erosion control management procedures shall be practiced. This condition is imposed in order to protect downstream properties, Council's drainage system and natural watercourses from sediment build-up transferred by stormwater runoff from the site.


Engineering Conditions to be complied with prior to Occupation Certificate

24.       Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.  Certificates from a registered and licensed Plumber, Builder, or a suitably qualified Engineer must be obtained for the following matters.  The plumber, builder is to provide a copy of their registration papers with the certificate. The relevant Certificates are to be submitted to the Principal Certifying Authority, prior to issue of any Occupation Certificate.


1)         Confirming that any new element of the drainage system has been constructed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards and Council’s DCP Stormwater management. 


2)         All works have been completed in accordance with the issued Construction Certificate and Conditions of this determination.


If Council is appointed the Principal Certifying Authority then the appropriate inspection fee is to be paid to Council with the subject documentation.



The motion was carried unanimously.


Environmental Services Division Report No. 12

SUBJECT: Delegated Authority Report - December 2007




RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Smith that the report be received and noted.



The motion was carried unanimously.



CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF Planning and Building Committee Meeting - 17 DECEMBER 2007




RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors D'Amico and Smith that the minutes of the Planning and Building Committee Meeting held on the 17 December 2007 be received and confirmed.


The motion was carried unanimously.






The meeting closed at 10:46pm.


Confirmed at the Planning and Building Committee Meeting of 18 February 2008, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.






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