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