Extraordinary Cumberland Local Planning Panel Meeting

 20 June 2019

 

Minutes of the Extraordinary Cumberland Local Planning Panel Meeting held at Merrylands Administration Building, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands on Thursday 20 June 2019.

Present:

Stuart McDonald, Michael Ryan, Chris Young and Paul Moulds AM.

In Attendance:

Monica Cologna, Glenn Weekley, Esra Calim and Olivia Shields.

notice of Live Streaming of CUMBERLAND LOCAL PLANNING PANEL meeting

The Chairperson advised that the Cumberland Local Planning meeting was being streamed live on Council's website and members of the public must ensure their speech to the Panel is respectful and use appropriate language.

 

The meeting here opened at 12:31p.m.

Declarations Of Interest:

 

Mr Stuart McDonald declared an interest in relation to Item 044/19 - Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy, as he is acting for Council in regards to a development site in Northumberland Road, Auburn, within Precinct 18 of the study area, which is subject to an appeal to the Land and Environment Court. In consultation with Council’s solicitors, Mr Stuart McDonald has determined to have no involvement in the Panel’s consideration of Precinct 18 and Mr Chris Young will Chair this part of the meeting.

Mr Paul Moulds AM declared an interest in relation to Item 044/19 - Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy as he manages a building and programs on a site that lies in one of the Precincts in Auburn considered in this application, the Salvation Army located at 199-170 South Parade, Auburn. Mr Paul Moulds AM will not participate in the Panels consideration of this particular precinct being Precinct 6.

ADDRESS BY INVITED SPEAKERS:

 

The following persons had made application to address the Cumberland Local Planning Panel meeting:

 

Speakers                              Item No. Subject

 

Rev Graham Guy                Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

 

 

 

Kerryn Stanton                    Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

Tony Oldfield                       Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

Matthew Daniel                   Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

Peter Smith                          Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

James Matthews                 Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centres Planning Controls Strategy

 

Stephen Earp                      Planning Proposal for an Additional Permitted use of Educational Establishment at 2 Percy Street, Auburn.

                                              

The Chairperson enquired to those present in the Gallery as to whether there were any further persons who would like to address the Panel and no further persons presented themselves.

 

The open session of the meeting here closed at 1:26p.m.

 

The closed session of the meeting here opened at 1:27p.m.

ITEM LPP044/19 - AUBURN AND LIDCOMBE TOWN CENTRES PLANNING CONTROLS STRATEGY

Recommendation

1.    The Panel has made the following recommendations in the tables below having considered the public submissions presented at the Local Planning Panel meeting in addition to the written submissions received, particularly in regards to the reduction in floor space ratios.

 

2.    The Panel acknowledges and supports the position of the Department of Planning and Environment and the advice of the Council Officers that the reduction of existing floor space ratios within the Auburn and Lidcombe town centres is not a practicable strategic solution.

 

3.    The Panel recommends to the Council that in developing detailed planning controls for both of the town centres that it introduce the following:

 

a.    That a minimum FSR of 0.5:1 be non-residential uses in the following precincts in the core of both town centres:

 

i.              Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14 and 16 in Auburn town centre

ii.            Precincts 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, and 15 in Lidcombe town centre

 

b.    Minimum lot sizes as a prerequisite to achieve maximum FSR and building height.

 

c.    Comprehensive built form development controls including but not limited to appropriate street wall heights, setbacks of towers above street wall podiums, active street frontages and façade design.

 

4.    The Panel recommends the joint exhibition of any future Planning Proposal and associated DCP if practicable.

Auburn Town Centre

Precinct

(refer to precinct maps for precinct boundary details)

Planning officer Recommended controls

 

CLPP Recommendation June 2019

Precinct 1

Auburn Road, Mary Street, Harrow Road, Queen Street

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.      Support Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR but not height.

 

2.      With regard to height the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 60m maximum for the reason of general consistency with other land identified in the immediate locality with an FSR of 5:1.

 

3.      The Panel also does not support the Land Owner request for FSR of 9:1 and height of 90m for reasons outlined in the CIHAP meeting minutes dated 24 August 2016.

 

FSR: 5:1

Height: 70m

Precinct 2

Park Road, north of Mary St, Harrow Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 5:1

Height: 60m; NE corner 49m

Precinct 3

South of Mary St, Harrow Road, Sudan Street, Kerr Parade

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 5:1

Height: 55m

Precinct 4

Auburn Central

 

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3.75:1

Height: 49m

Precinct 5

South Parade Vales Lane Auburn Road Civic Road Kerr Parade

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 2.4:1

Height: 18m

Precinct 6

South Parade, Alice Street, Queen Street and Park Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 7

Queen Street, Alice Street, Mary Street, Park Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3:1

Height: 27m

Precinct 8

lots zoned B4 fronting southern side of Mary St

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 9

 


Harrow Road, north of Beatrice Street, Susan Street

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 5:1

Height: NW corner 55m, remainder 45m

Precinct

(refer to precinct maps for precinct boundary details)

Planning officer Recommended controls

 

CLPP Recommendation June 2019

Precinct 10

Queen St, Susan Street, Beatrice Street, Marion Street

 

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3:1

Height: 27m

Precinct 11

Kerr Parade, Marion Street, Queen Street

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3:1

Height: 32m

Precinct 12

Station Road, Kerr Parade, Auburn Road

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 2.4:1

Height: 27m

Precinct 13

northern side of Rawson Street and west of Station Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.   Supports Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR but not height

 

2.   With regard to height the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 55m maximum for the reason of general consistency with land to the west in Precinct 14.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 65m

Precinct 14

Mid-block between Macquarie and Northumberland Roads

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 55m

Precinct 15

mid-block between Station and Northumberland Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 16

16a north of Rawson Street

16b south of Rawson St

16a (north)

16b (south)

Support Council Officers recommendation.

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

FSR: 3.6:1

FSR: defer consideration

Height: 38m

Height: defer consideration

Precinct 17

Station Road/Hall Street/Holliday Lane

Holliday Lane-Station Street

Holliday Lane-Dartbrook Rd

Support Council Officers recommendation.

Zoning: B4

Zoning: R4

FSR: 3.6:1

FSR: 2:1

Height: 25m

Height: 20m

Precinct 18

Macquarie Road, Hall Street, Station Road

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 3.6:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 21

South of Rawson Street, east of Dartbrook Road

Zoning: defer consideration

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: defer consideration

Height: defer consideration

 

Lidcombe Town Centre

Precinct

(refer to precinct maps for precinct boundary details)

Planning officer Recommended controls

 

CLPP Recommendation June 2019

Precinct 1

Bridge Street, Tooheys Lane, Joseph Street

 

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.      Support Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR but not height.

 

2.      With regard to height the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 60m maximum which will be consistent with the previous CIHAP recommendation.  

FSR: 5:1

Height: 70m

Precinct 2

East of Joseph Street, fronting Railway Street

 

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.      Support Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR but not height.

 

2.      With regard to height the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 55m maximum which will be consistent with the previous CIHAP recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 65m

Precinct 3

3a: fronting Railway Street between station and Mark Street

3b: Mark, Railway, Raphael, Davey-Marsden Streets

3c: east of Joseph Street and around Taylor Street

 

3d: Bridge, Joseph and Vaughan Streets)

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.    Support Council Officers recommendation regarding height in precinct 3c.

 

2.    Recommends maximum height of 55m for precincts 3a and 3d and 45m for precinct 3b all as exhibited and as previously recommended by CIHAP.

FSR: 5:1

3a

Height: 60m

3b Height: 50m

3c Height: 38m

3d Height: 65m

Precinct 4

Marsden-Davey, Mark, janes and Raphael Streets

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 5

Between Taylor Street and Remembrance Park

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 32m

Precinct 6

B4 zoned land south west of Kerrs Road and Joseph Street

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 7

Kerrs Road, Olympic Drive, Raymond Street East, Joseph Street

Zoning: R4 High Density Residential

1.    Supports Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR and R4 zoning.

 

2.    Recommends height maximum 20m for the reason of consistency with R4 zone land adjoining to the east and to achieve a more appropriate interface with existing R2 low density residential zoned land adjoining to the south.

 

 

 

FSR: 2:1

Height: 25m

Precinct

(refer to precinct maps for precinct boundary details)

Recommended controls

CLPP Recommendation June 2019

Precinct 8

8a north east of Mary and Board Streets, south of Dodson Avenue

8b Church, John and Mary Streets

8c east of John Street (Dooleys)

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.   Support. Council Officers recommendation regarding 8a and 8b but not 8c.

 

2.  With regard to height in 8c the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 60m maximum for the reason of general consistency with land to the east of John Street and fronting Church Street.

 

FSR: 5:1

8a

Height: 38m

8b

Height: 55m

8c

Height: 70m

Precinct 9

Western half of Dooleys site

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

1.   Support Council Officers recommendation regarding FSR but not height.

 

2.   With regard to height the Panel recommends the exhibited height of 60m maximum as this is the existing control. 

FSR: 5:1

Height: 70m

Precinct 10

Ann Street, Olympic Drive, Board Street

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3.5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 11

Ann Street, Olympic Drive, Child Street

 

 

Zoning:  R4 High Density Residential

Supports Council Officers recommendation

FSR: 3:1

Height: 32m

Precinct 12

Childs, John, and Ann Streets (east of John Street)

 

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Supports Council Officers recommendation

 

 

 

 

 

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct

(refer to precinct maps for precinct boundary details)

Recommended controls

CLPP Recommendation June 2019

Precinct 13

North of Childs Street, east of John Street

 

 

Zoning: R4 High Density Residential

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 2:1

Height: 20m

Precinct 14

Mid-block between Church and Mary Streets

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 5:1

Height: 38m

Precinct 15

15a Doodson Ave, Frederick and Mary Streets

15b mid-block south of Mary Street, between Mary-Church Streets

 

 

15c fronting Church Street (mid-block)

15a

15b

15c

Support Council Officers recommendation.

Zoning: R4 High Density

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

Zoning: B4 Mixed Use

FSR: 2.2:1

FSR: 2.2:1

FSR: 2.5:1

Height: 29m

Height: 29m

Height: 36m

Precinct 15 east 31 and 33 Mary Street (now included as part of Precinct 15)

 

Zoning: R4 High Density

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 2:1

Height: 20m

Precinct 16

Mary, Swete, Mills (E), and Frederick Streets (now extends to southern side of Mills Street)

Zoning: R4 High Density

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 2:1

Height: 20m

Precinct 17

Vaughan Street, Olympic Drive, Kerrs Road

 

 

 

Zoning: R4 High Density Residential

Support Council Officers recommendation.

FSR: 2:1

Height: 20m

For: Stuart McDonald (Chairperson) (with the exception of Precinct 18 Auburn), Michael Ryan, Chris Young and Paul Moulds AM (with the exemption of Precinct 6 Auburn).

In relation to Precinct 6 Auburn Paul Moulds AM took no part in the discussion and consideration. In relation to Precinct 18 Auburn, Stuart McDonald took no part in the discussion and consideration. Chris Young Chaired the Panel’s consideration of Precinct 18.

Against: Nil.

 

ITEM LPP045/19 - Planning Proposal for an Additional Permitted use of Educational Establishment at 2 Percy Street, Auburn

ReCOMMENDATION:

1.    The Panel advises the Council as follows:

 

a.    That Council’s attention be drawn to the proposed use being inconsistent with the objectives of the current IN2 Light Industrial zone.

 

b.    The proposed student population together with teachers and support staff appears to be an excessive scale of development given the size and constraints of the site and the locality.

 

c.    An educational establishment may be an acceptable land use on the site and recognises the demand for such a facility within the community subject to the above.

 

2.    The Panel recommends that the Council consider the above advice, and in particular items 1a and 1b when determining the form of the Planning Proposal in achieving the objective of the proposed educational establishment on the site.

For: Stuart McDonald (Chairperson), Michael Ryan, Chris Young and Paul Moulds AM

Against: Nil.

 

The closed session of the meeting here closed at 4:40p.m.

The open session of the meeting here opened at 4:41p.m. The Chairperson delivered the Cumberland Local Planning Panel’s resolutions to the Public Gallery.

The meeting terminated at 4:45p.m.

Signed:

Stuart McDonald

Chairperson