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Tuesday 10 February 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Planning Committee

10 February 2009

 

 

 

 

11 February 2009

 

 

Planning Committee Meeting

 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Planning Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

D13/09      Section 96 Modification - Proposed Music Festival at Randwick Racecourse - 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

 

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Planning Committee

10 February 2009

 

 

 

Development Application Report No. D13/09

 

 

Subject:                  77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

Folder No:                   DA/694/2008/A

Author:                   Roger Quinton, Coordinator Development Assessment     

 

Proposal:                     Section 96 Modification – Proposed Music Festival at Randwick Racecourse – 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick. 

 

Ward:                      West Ward

 

Applicant:                Future Events Pty Ltd

 

Owner:                         Australian Jockey Club

 

Summary

Recommendation:     Approval

 

 

 

 

 

Subject Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submissions received

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1.    Executive Summary

 

The application is referred to the Planning Committee as the original development application was determined by Council.

 

The application seeks to modify the development consent for the Future Music Festival to be held at Randwick Racecourse on 28 February 2009. It is proposed to alter condition 4 to allow for an increase in patrons from 25,000 to 35,000 and to also delete condition 32 which required a $50,000 damage/cleanup security deposit from the applicant.

 

The application was lodged on 15 January 2009 and was notified to surrounding properties and advertised in the press for 14 days from 21 January to 4 February 2009. Six objections were received raising a range of concerns and repeating concerns about the original application and past events. These include noise, traffic/parking, crowd behaviour, littering and vandalism.

 

The application was referred to both the NSW Police Service (Eastern Beaches) and the RTA. Both organisations support a crowd of 35,000 people.

 

It is considered that the requirement for a $50,000 damage/cleanup security deposit is reasonable given past experiences with the event and, as such it is recommended that condition 32 be retained in the consent.

 

It is recommended that condition 4 be amended to allow for an increase in patrons to 35,000 and that two new conditions are added to limit and control the use of private cars by event patrons travelling to and leaving the event.

 

The applicant has also filed a Class 1 appeal in the Land and Environment Court on the basis of a deemed refusal of this section 96 application.

 

2.    The Proposal

 

The proposed modification seeks to amend the development consent for the Future Music Festival granted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 November 2008 in the following manner:

 

(i)     Amend condition No. 4 to allow for 35,000 patrons. Condition No. 4 presently reads:

 

4.     The activity/event is restricted to the following period and numbers:

 

Date

28 February 2009

Times

2pm till 10pm

Maximum Patron Numbers

25,000

 

(ii)      Delete condition No. 32 relating to the provision of a damage security deposit. Condition No. 32 reads:

 

32.     A damage/cleanup security deposit of $50,000 must be paid to Council at least fourteen days prior to the event as security for making good any damage caused to the roadway, footway, verge or any public place; and as security for cleanup:

 

The damage/ cleanup security deposit may be provided by way of a cash or bank cheque with the Council and is refundable upon a satisfactory inspection by Council upon the completion of the event which confirms that there has been no damage to Council property and that the cleanup has been satisfactorily executed. Any costs borne by Council for additional cleanup resulting from the event shall be deducted from this amount.

To obtain a refund of relevant deposits, a Security Deposit Refund Form is to be forwarded to Council’s Director of City Services upon completion of the event.

 

In respect of Condition No. 4 the applicant has included the following information:

 

·      Operational improvements. These are to include: an Integrated Event & Transportation Ticket; a transport plan to move up to 20,000 patrons to and from the venue by a dedicated shuttle bus service; a resident hotline; increased user pays police presence; resident response security teams to patrol residential areas and resolve resident complaints; an improved egress strategy including a managed pedestrian route internally to Alison Road/Doncaster Road intersection to cross Alison Road and link with an established pedestrian corridor.

·      Site Ingress and Egress Plans. This includes a new main entry via High Street; a revised car parking plan for up to 2,300 vehicles on the field (calculated at 3 patrons per vehicle this delivers 6,900 patrons to and from the event); improved management of bus operations, taxis and private vehicles at entry and exit points.

·      Event Bus Transport Variables and Calculation sheet. Bus movements have been calculated at 360 moves X 57 people per bus, giving a total of egress capacity of 20,659 patrons by dedicated bus shuttle; there would be 6 loading bays on Alison Road with 75 buses on a circuit between Alison Road and Central Railway station, 3 loading bays for High Street with 30 buses on a circuit between High Street and Central Railway Station, with a total of 105 buses being required.

·      Egress Dispersal Plan. This includes a new main entry via High Street. The plan considers the dispersal of the entire 35,000 attendees utilizing the experiences of the past three events at the racecourse. The information is to be used by police, security and transport providers to accurately dedicate resources to each of the 4 egress zones and surrounding local areas.

·      Dedicated Pedestrian Corridor. This is provides a major corridor to control the flow of people away from the venue as well as reducing the impact of pedestrians on the local community and the road system. Police and security services will use this corridor to direct the majority of patrons who depart on foot. 

 

In respect of Condition No. 32 the applicant has stated that the requirement of a $50,000 damage deposit is an onerous condition. The applicant has stated:

 

“The imposition of a security deposit prevents entirely the Applicant from having an opportunity to respond to any suggestion that Council property was damaged in connection with the Event. The Applicant wishes to have a formal opportunity to respond to any claim that a roadway, footway, verge or public place was damaged in connection with the Event, together with having the opportunity to source third party contractors to make good any such damage.”

 

The applicant also undertakes to reimburse Council for the reasonable cost to rectify any damage caused to Council assets. Alternatively, the applicant suggests the damage deposit is reduced to $5,000 in conjunction with the above undertaking.     

 

3.    The Subject Site and Surrounding Area

 

Randwick Racecourse is bounded by Alison Road, Wansey Road, High Street and the rear of predominately residential properties fronting Doncaster Avenue. The Racecourse is surrounded by residential areas containing the broad spectrum of housing types. The main University of NSW campus and Centennial Park are also in close proximity to the site. Figure 1 is an aerial view of the subject site and surrounding area.

Figure 1 is an aerial view of the subject site and surrounding area

 

4.    Application and Site History

 

A large number of Development Applications concerning the various parts of the Racecourse have been submitted and approved in the last decade.

 

Development Application No. 771/2000 for a major Olympic promotional activity (Coca Cola Redfest) for maximum of 30,500 people including installation of temporary works on 15 September 2000 from 3pm to 11pm was approved under delegated authority on 11 September 2000.

 

Development Application No. 904/2005 for a music festival with approximately 10,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 2 February 2006 subject to conditions.

 

Development Application No. 74/2007 for a music festival with approximately 15,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 14 March 2007 subject to conditions.

 

Development Application No. 987/2007 for a music festival with approximately 35,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 5 March 2008 subject to conditions.

 

Development Application No. 694/2008 for a music festival of approximately 50,000 people, with hours of 12 noon to 10.00 pm was approved at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 November 2008 subject to conditions including a limit on patrons to 25,000 people and hours of 2pm to 10.00pm. Council officers had recommended a limit on patron numbers of 35,000 people with hours of 12 midday to 6.00pm.

 

The NSW Police service had recommended a time limit of 6 hours duration for the event in their comments on the original application (DA/694/2008) with the sale of intoxicating liquor to cease 60 minutes before the finish of the event and a maximum of 35,000 patrons.

 

The NSW Police service have commented on the section 96 application and have reaffirmed their estimation that a crowd capacity of 35,000 people is manageable and have concluded that ultimately a decision on crowd numbers is one for Council.     

 

5.    Section 96 Assessment

 

Under the provisions of Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended, Council may only agree to a modification of an existing Development Consent if the modifications result in substantially the same development.

 

The proposed modifications would result in substantially the same development.

 

6.    Community Consultation

 

The proposed modification has been notified and advertised in accordance with the DCP – Public Notification 1998.

The following submissions were received:

 

·      Randwick Precinct Committee;

·      34-52 Alison Road, Randwick;

·      94-96 Alison Road, Randwick;

·      Address unspecified;

·      Address unspecified;

·      Address unspecified;

·      172a Doncaster Avenue, Kensington.

 

Objections generally reiterated concerns expressed in regard to the original application (DA/694/2008), including:

 

Issue

Comment

Noise from the event will be excessive.

Approval to the proposed modification will not alter noise levels from performances at the event.

·      The last event was a disaster for surrounding residents.

·      Behaviour of party goers leaving the party is unacceptable and dangerous.

·      The event is the most poorly run in Centennial Park, Moore Park and Randwick area. 

 

The NSW Police are supportive of a crowd capacity of 35,000 people and are confident that the event will be managed satisfactorily with the traffic, transport, security, pedestrian and liquor licensing plans that will be in place.

 

 

The event results in large amounts of litter.

It is recommended that condition No. 32 requiring a damage and cleanup security deposit is retained.

Illegal parking causes problems for residents.

The proposed modification significantly increases the amount of parking to be provided on the infield, and also has an improved management strategy for bus operations and taxis.

The event is the antithesis of what Council purports to stand for.

Council has a duty to cater for all sections of the community.

The large number of patrons is the reason the event causes problems therefore the proposed increase should not be approved. 

As detailed above, the NSW Police are satisfied that the event will be managed satisfactorily and that there are adequate plans in place to cater for 35,000 people.

The request to remove the damage deposit indicates a lack of commitment to managing the event properly.

It is recommended that the damage deposit condition is retained unaltered to ensure Council has adequate funds to rectify any damage or facilitate cleanup as required.

Traffic and transport must be better managed, including pedestrian movements.

Council’s Manager Integrated Transport is satisfied with the proposed modification, subject to conditions.

The AJC are profiting while the cost of policing is borne by others.

The cost of policing the event is not a matter for consideration here. It is noted however, that a condition requires the payment of a $50,000 bond to ensure an adequate clean-up is undertaken and that any damage is made good.

The event will clash with other events on the same day at the Sydney football Stadium and impact on potential parking at Moore Park.

As detailed, Council’s Manager Integrated Transport is satisfied with the proposal, subject to conditions.

Limit admission to over 18 year-olds only.

This is not within the scope of this application.

Limit bus loading areas and pedestrian entry/egress areas.

Council’s Manager Integrated Transport is satisfied with the proposal subject to conditions.

Extend clean-up area and no advertising to be affixed to private property.

These matters are subject to conditions in the original consent.

 

7.    Technical Officers Comments

 

The application has been referred to the relevant technical officers, including where necessary external bodies and the following comments have been provided:-

 

Manager Integrated Transport:

The transport controls, proposed by Future Events Pty Ltd, to assist with the increased numbers of patrons proposed (35,000) for the Future Music Festival at Randwick Racecourse, seem to be appropriate.  The impacts for residents, and others, are likely be minimised by these proposed controls.  A concern, however, is that the provision of more that 4 times the originally proposed amount of parking may strongly encourage patrons to bring their own vehicles to the event.  And, whilst the proposed 2,300 parking spaces may handle 6,900 patrons, the additional 28,000 patrons (if they become aware that parking is available) may also consider that driving is the best option and may also attempt to bring their vehicles to the event.  This would saturate parking in this neighbourhood.  I recommend, therefore, that the proposed parking be provided but that there be no external announcements / advertising identify the availability of parking.  All promotional material must emphasize ONLY the public transport option.  However, at strategic locations (to be approved by Council) Variable Message Signs (VMS) should be installed indicating, for those patrons who (despite the sole promotion of public transport) chose to drive, the access points to the event parking.  Also, VMS should be installed at the egress from the car park indicating the direct access direction to Anzac Parade and the arterial road system.

 

RTA

The RTA stated that their comments on the original application were still applicable to the proposed modification. These comments were:

 

The RTA has reviewed the proposal and provides the following comments to Council for its consideration in the determination of the development application:

 

1.   The event organiser is to arrange with the RTA’s Transport Management Centre (TMC) for any required Road Occupancy Licence for any event that may impact on traffic flows on Alison Road during the music festival.

 

2.   A Traffic Management Plan detailing crowd management elements, vehicle routes, number of buses, cars and taxis, hours of operation, access arrangements and traffic control should be submitted to Council and the RTA’s Transport Management Centre prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first.

 

3.   Any other local traffic issues of the event should be dealt with through the Local Traffic Committee in which an RTA officer is present.

 

Further to the above, any comments from the RTA’s letter to Council (RTA reference CAC 07M3818) which are still valid should also be considered by Council in the determination of the application.

 

The RTA notes that the Police raised the following issues which may affect the classified road network:

 

1.  The number of patrons proposed to attend the event should be restricted to 35,000;

 

2.  Proposed closure of Alison Road is not supported; and

 

3.  The concert should conclude by 6pm.

 

The RTA comments are not comprehensive and do not state that details must be submitted for approval. The Assessment Planner is requested to include the conditions as proposed however with appropriate modifications to ensure that details are submitted for approval and approved prior to the event. The requirement for a road occupancy license is relevant, (RTA condition 1) as the proposed bus lane in Alison Road will affect traffic flows. The Assessment Planner is requested to consider the contents of the RTA letter referenced in the RTA comments.

 

7.1      Environmental Health Services

The application has been referred to Environmental Health Services for comment, which is detailed in part below:

 

The proposed section 96 application to modify consent conditions 4 and 32 does not alter previous discussions and conclusions detailed in the above mentioned/referenced comments. No objection is raised to the number of patrons being increased from 25,000 to 35,000. It is suggested the assessing planning officer consider retaining the use of a security deposit to ensure sufficient funds would be available to Council in the event the consent conditions were not complied with during or immediately after the event.

 

7.2      NSW Police Service – Eastern Beaches Local Area Command

I can reaffirm the NSW Police estimation that a crowd capacity of 35,000 persons is considered manageable at the Future Music Festival at the AJC on 28 February 2009.

 

There are traffic, transport, security, pedestrian and liquor licensing plans in place that should mitigate the risks associated with the conduct of the event.

 

Ultimately the decision on crowd numbers at the Festival is one for Council.

 

8.    Relevant Environmental Planning Instruments

 

The Development application has been assessed in accordance with the provisions of the following relevant planning documents:

 

(a)    Randwick Local Environmental Plan 1998

The site is zoned 6A Open Space under Randwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 and the proposed activity is permissible with Council’s consent. The following Clauses of the LEP 1998 apply to the proposed modification:-

 

Clause 43    Protection of heritage items, heritage conservation areas and relics

Clause 43 requires Council to consider the impact of proposals on, amongst other things, the heritage significance of the heritage conservation area in which a proposal is located. The proposed alteration to conditions 4 and 32 of the existing development consent will not impact upon the Members’ Stand which is a listed heritage item or the racecourse as a whole, which is a heritage conservation area.

 

Clause 40A    Master Plans

Clause 40A of the RLEP states as follows:

 

(1)      Despite any other provisions of this plan, consent may be granted to a development application made in respect of a site area consisting of more than 4,000 square metres of land only if:

 

(a)      a master plan for the development of that land has been adopted in accordance with this clause, and

(b)      the consent authority is satisfied that the development is not inconsistent with the provisions of that master plan.

 

The site is subject to a Development Control Plan (DCP) that guides the future development of the site and as such the Masterplan provision of LEP has been satisfied. The proposed event is consistent with the provisions of the DCP.

 

8.1 Policy Controls

 

8.2 Section 94A Development Contributions Plan

The proposed modification will not alter the amount of the required section 94A levy.

 

8.3 Development Control Plan – Royal Randwick Racecourse

As was stated in the officer’s report on the original development application for the event, the proposal will be consistent with relevant DCP aims and attendant performance criteria attached to those aims. The proposed modification will not alter compliance with the relevant DCP performance criteria and aims.   

 

9.    Environmental Assessment

 

The site has been inspected and the application has been assessed having regard to Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended.

 

9.1      Increase in patron numbers – condition No. 4

The officer’s report on the original application (DA/694/2008) to the Ordinary Council Meeting of 25 November 2008 recommended approval for a 35,000 patron limit for the event. Councillors reduced the number of permitted patrons by condition of consent to 25,000.

 

Potential impacts from an increase in patron numbers relate to the following:

 

Noise

An acoustic report was submitted with the original application which included recommendations to ensure relevant standards and acoustic amenity is maintained during the event. Council’s Environmental Health Officer had found this information acceptable and recommended conditions to ensure noise from the event was maintained at reasonable levels and that potentially affected residents surrounding the site are provided with details of the proposal, including appropriate contact details should they have enquiries or wish to make complaints.

 

Proposed conditions relating to acoustic amenity have been retained as contained in the original development consent. It is considered that an increase in patron numbers will not significantly impact on nose levels from the event.

 

Traffic

Council’s Manager Integrated Transport has reviewed the information submitted with the proposed modification and does not object to the increase in numbers. He does however, recommend that the promoters do not advertise the availability of in-field parking so that a majority of party-goers utilise public transport.  His concern is that parking demand could exceed parking provision, thereby resulting in adverse impacts on surrounding residential streets. Additional consent conditions are proposed requiring that there be no external announcements or advertising identifying the availability of parking at the venue with all promotional material emphasizing only the public transport option. A further requirement is that at strategic locations to be approved by Council officers Variable Message Signs (VMS) are to be installed indicating the access points to the event parking. VMS will also be required at the egress from the car park indicating the direct access to Anzac Parade and the arterial road system.   

 

Security, anti-social behaviour and waste management

The officer’s report on the original application detailed the anti-social behaviour which was a source of resident complaint from previous events. This behaviour included drunkenness and rowdy behaviour, use of foul language, intimidation of residents, vandalism, public urination and fornication.

 

The NSW Police have provided written comment on the proposed modification and have stated that the proposed crowd capacity of 35,000 is acceptable given the “traffic, transport, security, pedestrian and liquor licensing plans in place that should mitigate the risks associated with the conduct of the event”.

 

As detailed below, it is considered that the requirement for a $50,000 damage/cleanup security deposit be retained. This will ensure any waste management or damage issues are resolved in a satisfactory manner.   

 

9.2      Security Deposit – condition No. 32

The applicant has requested deletion of this condition which requires a $50,000 damage/cleanup security deposit be paid to Council at least 14 days prior to the event. As stated in the officer’s report on the original application:

 

“The venue and surrounding area will be cleaned prior, after and during the event. Dimeo Waste Services will be engaged as the event contract cleaner and a waste management plan has been submitted with the application.

 

A condition has been applied to the consent requiring a security deposit bond to be lodged with Council to ensure satisfactory compliance with the submitted Waste Management Plan and satisfactory cleaning of the surrounding area within 24 hours of the close of the event.”

 

It is considered that the requirement for a $50,000 security deposit detailed in Condition 32 of the development consent is not onerous given the scale of the event and problems with the event in previous years. Also as detailed, Council’s Environmental Health officer has also stated that while no objection is given to the increase in patron numbers consideration should be given to the retention of the requirement for the security deposit to ensure adequate funds are available to Council in the event that consent conditions are not complied with during or after the event.   

  

The applicant has also suggested that the security deposit could be reduced to $5,000. This is an inadequate sum to cover the potential work involved to meet relevant consent conditions.         

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:         A liveable City.

Direction: 6b:      Our town centres, beaches, public places and streets are safe, inviting, clean and support a recognisable image of our city.

 

Financial Impact Statement

 

As stated in the officer’s report on the original development application, the event has the potential to place significant financial burden upon the Council in respect of event monitoring and cleanup. Conditions of consent, including condition no. 32 requiring a damage security deposit, were imposed to minimise this. It is recommended that condition no. 32 is retained for these reasons.   

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed increase in patrons form 25,000 to 35,000 is considered to be acceptable as impacts arising from the event are considered to be manageable. It is recommended that condition 4 of the development consent is amended accordingly. Additional conditions are proposed requiring advertising for the event to only emphasize public transport as a means of accessing the event to limit any parking over-flow impacts on the surrounding street network and requiring the use of Variable Message Signs to direct those who do drive to the event. 

 

It is also recommended that condition 32 is retained unchanged as it is considered the security deposit will ensure that sufficient funds are available to Council for damage rectification and cleanup should they be required.   

 

Recommendation

 

That Council as the consent authority, grant its consent under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as amended to modify condition No. 4 of Development Consent No DA/694/2008/A to allow an increase in patron numbers from 25,000 to 35,000 at the Future Music Festival to be held on 28 February 2009 at the Randwick Racecourse at 77-97 Alison Road, RANDWICK in the following manner:

 

A.     Amend Condition No. 4 to read:

        The activity/event is restricted to the following period and numbers:

 

Date

28 February 2009

Times

2pm till 10pm

Maximum Patron Numbers

35,000

 

B.     Condition 32 is to be retained

 

C.     Add Conditions 71 and 72:

 

D.      The following conditions are applied to limit and control the use of private cars by patrons travelling to and from the event

 

71.    Promotional and all advertising material for the event must emphasize         the availability of public transport to the venue and is not to detail the availability of car parking at the venue.

 

72.    Variable message signs (VMS) must be installed in locations with Council concurrence indicating access points to the event parking. VMS are also to be installed at the egress to the car park indicating the direct access direction to Anzac Parade and the arterial road system. Details are to be submitted to and approved by Council’s Manager Integrated Transport 7 days prior to the date of the event.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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REPORT 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

 

 

 

 

 


REPORT 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

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Director City Planning Report No. CP78/08

 

 

Subject:                  77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

Folder No:                   DA/694/2008

Author:                   Philip North, Senior Assessment Officer     

 


Proposal:                     Proposed Future Music Festival at Randwick Race Course on 28 February 2008

 

Ward:                      West Ward

 

Applicant:                Future Events Pty Ltd

 

Owner:                         Australian Jockey Club

 

Summary

Recommendation:     Approval

 

 

 

 

 

Subject Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submissions received

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Executive Summary

 

This application has been referred to Council at the request of Councillors White, Procopiadis and Tracey.

 

The application seeks consent for a one day music event at Randwick Racecourse known as The Future Music Festival. It is proposed to take place on Saturday 28 February 2009 between noon and 10pm and cater for 50,000 people.  This event has occurred at this site annually since 2006 but with increasing numbers of patrons.

 

The application was lodged on 26 September 2008 and notified to the surrounding properties and advertised in the press for 14 days from 8 October to 22 October 2008. Nineteen objections were received raising a variety of concerns based upon experience from last year’s event. These included noise, insufficient parking, traffic congestion, rowdy drunken and drug-effected behaviour, littering, vandalism, trespassing, intimidation, vomiting on private property, public urination and public fornication.

 

The application was referred externally to both the NSW Police Service (Eastern Beaches) and the RTA. The Police do not support the conduct of the event at all but noted that if it should proceed, it should only do so under certain conditions.

 

The events of 2006 and 2007 were restricted to 10,000 and 15,000 people respectively and appear to have taken place with less impact. The increase of numbers to 35,000 patrons in 2008, however, appears to have been associated with quite extensive problems and widespread community concern. In light particularly of advice from the NSW Police Service, it is considered that the event could take place with manageable impacts if the numbers were kept at the 2007 level but with reduced hours and other strict conditions.

 

The recommendation is for approval with conditions including a reduction of the numbers by 15,000 to 35,000 patrons and a closing time brought forward by 4 hours to 6pm.

 

1.    The Proposal

 

The proposal is for a music festival for approximately 50,000 people at the Royal Randwick Racecourse grounds on Saturday, 28 February 2009, commencing from 12.00noon to 10.00pm.

 

The proposal also involves the erection of temporary structures comprising primarily performance stages. It is not proposed to carry out any permanent building works.

 

2.    The Subject Site and Surrounding Area

 

Randwick Racecourse is bounded by Alison Road, Wansey Road, High Street and the rear of predominately residential properties fronting Doncaster Avenue. The Racecourse is surrounded by residential areas containing the broad spectrum of housing types. The main University of NSW campus and Centennial Park are also in close proximity to the site. Figure 1 is an aerial view of the subject site and surrounding area.

Figure 1 is an aerial view of the subject site and surrounding area

 

3.    Site History

 

A large number of Development Applications concerning the various parts of the Racecourse have been submitted and approved in the last decade.

 

Development Application No. 771/2000 for a major Olympic promotional activity (Coca Cola Redfest) for maximum of 30,500 people including installation of temporary works on 15 September 2000 from 3pm to 11pm was approved under delegated authority on 11 September 2000.

 

Development Application No. 904/2005 for a music festival with approximately 10,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 2 February 2006 subject to conditions.

 

Development Application No. 74/2007 for a music festival with approximately 15,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 14 March 2007 subject to conditions.

 

Development Application No. 987/2007 for a music festival with approximately 35,000 people was approved under delegated authority on 5 March 2008 subject to conditions.

 

4.    Community Consultation

 

The proposal has been notified in accordance with the DCP – Public Notification 1998. The following submissions were received:

 

5.1 Objections

 

Objections to the proposed development have been received from the following residents:

 

·      18 Alison Road, Randwick;

·      18 Alison Road, Randwick;

·      34-52 Alison Road (Owners’ Corporation);

·      39 Cowper Street, Randwick;

·      43 Cowper Street, Randwick;

·      6 Dangar Street, Randwick;

·      57 Dangar Street, Randwick;

·      19 Govett Street, Randwick;

·      5 King Street, Randwick;

·      9 King Street, Randwick;

·      19 King Street, Randwick;

·      111 King Street, Randwick;

·      2 Prince Street, Randwick;

·      Wansey Road, Randwick;

·      19 Wansey Road, Randwick;

·      5A William Street, Randwick;

·      Address Unspecified;

·      Address Unspecified;

·      Address Unspecified.

·      Randwick Precinct

 

Many of the issues raised are shared between the individual objections and will be grouped below to avoid repetition:

 

Issue

Comment

Closing time of 8pm preferred.

A condition of consent will require a closing time of 6pm which will significantly moderate behaviour and reduce nuisance to residents.

Numbers proposed are excessive and should be reduced to the 2007 level of 15,000.

A condition of consent will limit numbers to 35,000. It is considered that combining this with the earlier closing time should improve the impacts over 2007.

 

Control of alcohol sales required.

Conditions will be imposed upon any consent limiting alcohol sales to 2 drinks per person per sale and terminating alcohol sales one hour before closing (ie 5pm). This is in addition to other controls established as a matter of course by the applicable liquor license.

The 490 parking spaces available on-site are significantly inadequate to deal with the parking demand with overflow expected on nearby residential streets in excess of their capacity to absorb it.

The application proposes integrated ticketing which provides pre-paid public transport in the ticket price. This should assist in addressing this issue.

 

Special event parking should be provided like World Youth Day.

Parking arrangements are the responsibility of the applicant. The NSW Police advise that they can manage an event subject to the conditions they suggest.

Event should be relocated to Homebush.

This is not the application for consideration before Council.

Operator should lease parking at Moore Park.

Randwick Council does not have jurisdiction over this area and is unable to apply such a condition of consent.

Pedestrian movement impact upon traffic needs to be better managed.

Conditions will be applied to the consent requiring the submission of a satisfactory traffic management plan which does not involve the closure of Alison Road.

 

Contact for complaints need to be better able to respond to issues.

A condition will be imposed upon any consent requiring additional details and coverage in the letter to residents.

 

Public urination in residential areas.

The operator will be required to provide better toilet facilities and will not be permitted to provide “pass-outs”.

Vomiting in residential areas.

Limitation of alcohol sales, restriction of hours and elimination of “pass-outs” should minimise this problem.

Vandalism.

See above.

Public fornication in residential areas.

It is impossible to regulate this kind of activity but it is anticipated that the above measures, as well as restriction of the event to daylight hours, is likely to minimise the likelihood of such activities.

Additional Council rangers required on the day.

Council has a very limited number of rangers. Even so, Council will put as many staff on duty as possible.

Cleanup must be improved.

Conditions have been applied to the consent specifying a cleanup area and applying a security deposit bond to ensure suitable cleanup is provided.

Resident’s advice letter needs to provide more and better information.

Conditions have been applied to the consent requiring a minimum standard of information.

Noise issues.

Conditions will be applied to any consent to control noise levels. Restrictions upon hours of operation will also control the times at which noise occurs.

Extensive littering of nearby private buildings.

A condition will be imposed upon any consent requiring additional details and coverage in the letter to residents.

 

Unauthorised people trying to use toilets of nearby private residential buildings.

Limitation of alcohol sales, restriction of hours and elimination of “pass-outs” should minimise this problem.

 

Unauthorised people trying to park in private car parks of nearby buildings.

The application proposes integrated ticketing which provides pre-paid public transport in the ticket price.

 

50,000 people are excessive and numbers should be reduced to 25,000.

Conditions of consent will require the numbers to be reduced to 35,000. This number, combined with reduced hours and other special conditions, is considered to be manageable and is in accordance with NSW Police recommendations.

Hours should be restricted to 10am to 7:30pm.

Conditions of consent will require the hours of the event to be further restricted to between 12 noon and 6pm. This is based upon the advice of the NSW Police which considers that these hours, combined with the numbers above, will result in a manageable event.

 

5.2 Support

 

Letters of support to the proposed development have been received from the following residents:

 

·      Address Unspecified;

·      Address Unspecified;

·      Address Unspecified.

 

Many of the issues raised are shared between the individual objections and will be grouped below to avoid repetition:

 

Issue

Comment

Parties run by Future Entertainment are well run.

The extent of public complaints would suggest that there are problems that have not been addressed by the operators.

Future Entertainment can competently run a 50,000 person event at the racecourse.

The last event for 35,000 gave rise to many issues. It is not considered appropriate to allow increased numbers until the operator can demonstrate that it can handle this number appropriately.

8pm shutdown is too early and 10pm is reasonable given that it is a Saturday night.

This comment suggests that noise impacts from the music upon local residents are the only concerns. Of greater concern are the dissipating crowds and their conduct after the event. These problems are reported to continue for several hours after the formal finishing time and this is not appropriate for a residential area.

Note that the NSW Police recommends a finishing time of 6pm.

Cleanup should be undertaken the following day.

A suitable condition will be applied to any consent requiring cleanup the following day by the applicant.

Restriction of numbers does not seem reasonable given that many racing events exceed 35,000.

Racing events are dissimilar to the event proposed and reflect differing behaviour patterns in respect of alcohol consumption and the like as well, as different operating times. Given that 35,000 patrons resulted in significant problems at the 2008 event, it is not considered reasonable to increase these numbers until it can be demonstrated that they can be handled effectively.

Special Event parking should be provided by Council in cooperation with the applicant.

This is not ordinarily the role of the Council. Furthermore, this is not currently part of the application.

 

Closing time should be extended to 11pm.

Such a closing time would ensure problems experienced with previous events extended further into the night causing additional problems for local residents and the broader area.

 

5.    Technical Officers Comments

 

The application has been referred to the relevant technical officers, including where necessary, external bodies and the following comments have been provided:-

 

6.1      Development Engineers

The application has been referred to the Development Engineer for comment, conditions have been provided for inclusion with any consent granted. The following comments were received:

 

The application seeks consent for a one day music event at Randwick Racecourse known as The Future Music Festival. It is proposed to take place on Saturday 28 February 2009 between noon and 10pm and cater for 50,000 people.  This event has occurred at this site annually since 2006 but with increasing numbers of patrons.

 

It was lodged on 26 September 2008 and notified to the surrounding properties and advertised in the press for 14 days from 8 October to 22 October 2008. Nineteen objections were received raising a variety of concerns based upon experience from last year’s event. These included noise, insufficient parking, traffic congestion, rowdy drunken and drug-effected behaviour, littering, vandalism, trespassing, intimidation, vomiting on private property, public urination and public fornication.

 

The application was referred to externally to both the NSW Police Service (Eastern Beaches) and the RTA. The Police did not support the conduct of the event at all but noted that if it should proceed, it should only do so under certain conditions.

 

The events of 2006 and 2007 were restricted to 10,000 and 15,000 people respectively and appear to have taken place with less impact. The increase of numbers to 35,000 patrons in 2008, however, appears to have been associated with quite extensive problems and widespread community concern. In light particularly of advice from the NSW Police Service, it is considered that the event could take place with manageable impacts if the numbers were kept at the 2007 level but with reduced hours and other strict conditions.

 

The recommendation is thus for approval with conditions including a reduction of the numbers by 15,000 to 35,000 patrons and a closing time brought forward by 4 hours to 6pm.

 

The Assessment Planner is requested to include the above recommendations as conditions within this consent. The Development Engineer Coordinator has assumed that the police reference to closure of Alison Road specifically refers to a complete closure of the road. The egress plan submitted with the application makes reference to occupation of a lane in Alison Road by buses waiting to collect exiting patrons. Approval for this closure must be dealt with by the RTA.

 

The police note that no approval should be granted for the application in its current form. The police recommend that, if approval were to be granted, the event patron numbers must be reduced to 35,000 and the event hours reduced to 12 noon – 6pm. The Development Engineer supports the police position however it is recommended that the applicant be conditioned to address lack of capacity of the buses in moving exiting patrons, (crowd numbers will be in the order of 35,000, onsite parking is in the order of 500 cars, say 2000 patrons, and the capacity of the buses is only 12000). To this end it is recommended that any requirement for submission of a traffic management plan, (police condition 3 above) and an egress management plan (police condition 4 above) must also advise the applicant that Council are requiring of an increase in the capacity of the buses proposed for exiting patrons, (the capacity should be a minimum increase of 50% on current numbers).

 

RTA Comments

 

The application was referred to the RTA for comment and the following comments were received:

 

The RTA has reviewed the proposal and provides the following comments to Council for its consideration in the determination of the development application:

 

1.  The event organiser is to arrange with the RTA’s Transport Management Centre (TMC) for any required Road Occupancy Licence for any event that may impact on traffic flows on Alison Road during the music festival.

 

2.  A Traffic Management Plan detailing crowd management elements, vehicle routes, number of buses, cars and taxis, hours of operation, access arrangements and traffic control should be submitted to Council and the RTA’s Transport Management Centre prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first.

 

3.  Any other local traffic issues of the event should be dealt with through the Local Traffic Committee in which an RTA officer is present.

 

Further to the above, any comments from the RTA’s letter to Council (RTA reference CAC 07M3818) which are still valid should also be considered by Council in the determination of the application.

 

The RTA notes that the Police raised the following issues which may affect the classified road network:

 

1.  The number of patrons proposed to attend the event should be restricted to 35,000;

 

2.  Proposed closure of Alison Road is not supported; and

 

3.  The concert should conclude by 6pm.

 

The RTA comments are not comprehensive and do not state that details must be submitted for approval. The Assessment Planner is requested to include the conditions as proposed however with appropriate modifications to ensure that details are submitted for approval and approved prior to the event. The requirement for a road occupancy license is relevant, (RTA condition 1) as the proposed bus lane in Alison Road will affect traffic flows. The Assessment Planner is requested to consider the contents of the RTA letter referenced in the RTA comments.

 

Council Development Engineer Traffic Comments

The Development submission makes reference to parking for 2000 cars (appendix B page 6) however “Document 2009 Future Music Festival – Site Plan Proposed Ingress Operations” makes reference to only 490 spaces.  The public transport capability of the egress plan takes a maximum of 12000 patrons; parking within infield is say 490 spaces – maximum 2000 patrons. The total projected movement is therefore in the order of 14000 patrons. The applicant proposes 50,000 patrons and this is clearly excessive based on the information provided to Council with the application.

 

The police have recommended a reduction in the number of patrons from 50,000 to 35,000 and a reduction in the length of time that the event is staged. The Development Engineer supports this position however believes that any TMP or egress plan must make provision for extra capacity in the proposed transfer of exiting patrons by buses.

 

Manager Integrated Transport Comments

 

Council’s Manager of Integrated Transport has considered the proposal and is generally supportive of the proposed traffic management. The two areas of concern relate to Parking Enforcement, (Council may not be in a position to provide additional parking rangers) and the need to make the ticket price for this event inclusive of public transport to the event. The first concern is an operational issue for Council to consider and the second concern needs to be conditioned as part of any development consent.

 

SUMMARY

 

The Assessment Planner is requested to include the following conditions:

 

·      Police conditions 1 to 10 inclusive as amended by the following:

 

Condition 3

 

The Future Music Corporation must prepare a comprehensive traffic management plan (TMP), such plan must not include the closure of Alison Road. The traffic management plan must be submitted to Council, for approval by Council and the NSW Police Force, prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first. The applicant must fully comply with the approved TMP. Note: any TMP for this event must significantly increase the capacity of the buses for egress of the event as proposed in the “2009 Future Music Festival – Site Plan Proposed Egress Operations”, (it is recommended that the capacity be increased from the proposed 12000 to 18000 as a minimum).

 

Condition 4

 

The Future Music Corporation must prepare a comprehensive egress plan for the event. The egress plan must be submitted to Council, for approval by Council and the NSW Police Force, prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first. The applicant must fully comply with the approved egress plan. Note: any egress plan for this event must significantly increase the capacity of the buses for egress of the event as proposed in the “2009 Future Music Festival – Site Plan Proposed Egress Operations”, (it is recommended that the capacity be increased from the proposed 12000 to 18000 as a minimum).

 

·      RTA Conditions 1 and 2 as amended by the following:

 

Condition 1

 

A Traffic Management Plan detailing crowd management elements, vehicle routes, number of buses, cars and taxis, hours of operation, access arrangements and traffic control must be submitted to Council and the RTA’s Transport Management Centre for approval prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first. The applicant must comply with the approved TMP.

 

6.2      Environmental Health Services

 

The application has been referred to Environmental Health Services for comment, conditions have been provided for inclusion with any consent granted. The following comments were received:

 

Background

 

On 8 March 2008 the Royal Randwick Racecourse held the Future Music festival for 35,000 patrons, the proposal for 2009 is an additional 20,000 patrons.

 

A memo (D00580692 – copy attached) dated 7 April 2008 was prepared in regards to the numerous complaints received in response to the music event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 8 March 2008. The memo also outlined relevant recommendations and considerations that should be taken into consideration in conjunction with this approval.

 

Other matters raised after this years event are identified below (which are not encompassed in this report, which significantly relates to public health, food safety and acoustics):

o  No available parking for local residents

o  Lack of Council Rangers

o  Refuse left in streets

o  Noisy patrons leaving event

o  Traffic congestion

o  Anti-social behaviour

o  Vandalism of street signs

o  Public urination

 

The application must be referred to all relevant sections of Council for assessment and regulation (this includes but not limited to Cleansing services, Traffic section, Rangers etc) which will ensure an improved management and coordinated Council approach for this event. It should be noted that approval of such an event is likely to result in some degree of detrimental impact upon the amenity if the nearby residents, particularly in relation to off site anti social behaviour, general disturbance and nuisances.

 

An acoustic report has been submitted with this application by Noise Consulting & Management Pty Ltd, dated 25 August 2008, Reference 873.

 

The proposed stage layout will utilise the infield for the three main stages, which will face north with the use of shipping containers as noise barriers. A medium sized stage on the Shannon Lawn, facing the Grand stand. Smaller indoor stages on the Pavilion & Grandstand. Smaller outdoor stage on the Ledger lawn & a ‘silent disco’ and roller disco with low-level music.

 

The nearest residences to the outdoor stages are;

Doncaster Avenue – 300m west of the main stages

100m from the smaller outdoor stage,

King Street – 520m north of main stage

Alison Road – 350m east of main stage

Wansey Road – 400m east of main stage

 

The acoustic consultant proposed an achievable limit of LAmax 65 dB(A) and Lmax 85 dB(C), when measured with the meter set to fast response over any 15-minute period during the event.

 

The predication of the noise expected from the proposed festival is that music will play up to Leq 110 dB(A) if uncontrolled when measured 5m from the speakers.

 

Issues and Discussion

 

Food Safety

 

Food safety from temporary food outlets is dealt with on a regular basis with the AJC. Appropriate conditions will be included in any consent to ensure safe food is prepared and sold during the event.

 

Acoustic Amenity

 

An acoustic report has been submitted with this application which includes recommendations to ensure relevant standards and acoustic amenity is maintained during the event. Relevant conditions are to be recommended.

 

6.3      Building Services

The application has been referred to Building Services for comment, conditions have been provided for inclusion with any consent granted. The following comments were received:

 

BCA Building Classification: Temporary structures only – Part H102

 

Background

 

This event has been held over the last few years with the last one being 8th March 2008.

 

This application is subject to the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations 2000, having regard to the erection of temporary structures as a place of public entertainment.

 

It should also be noted that prior to the erection of the temporary structures, the applicant will need to appoint a PCA for temporary structures in excess of 100m2, this is reflected in the following conditions.

 

6.4      Heritage

The application has been referred to Council’s Heritage Planner for comment, conditions have been provided for inclusion with any consent granted. The following comments were received:

 

Randwick Racecourse together with a number of properties on the eastern side of Doncaster Avenue, comprise the Randwick Racecourse Conservation Area.  The Members’ Stand within the site is also listed as a heritage item. 

 

The application proposes the staging of an event within the Racecourse site.  The “Future Music Festival” is to be held on 28 February, within the “Spectator Precinct” and “Midfield/Infield” areas of the site.  The Midfield/Infield is in the centre of the tracks themselves.  The Spectator Precinct is bounded by Alison Road, the former tramway/busway reserve and the track itself.  This area includes the Members’ Stand, as well as the Totaliser Building and the Tea House.  The event areas are to be separated from the remainder of the site by temporary fencing, with a temporary overground access between them, across the tracks. 

 

The application has been accompanied by an Operational Order and Emergency Response Plan, which sets out the requirements of the proposed event including installation of stages, enclosures, decking, signage, toilets, lighting, rides and vending outlets.  Bar service is to be provided from the Totaliser Building and the toilets in the Tea House are to be utilised by attendees.  It is noted that the staging of the event does not involve the carrying out of any works within the site.  It is considered that the proposed works will not impact on the heritage significance of the Racecourse site. 

 

The following conditions should be included in any consent:

 

·      The installation of temporary facilities including stages, enclosures, decking, fencing, signage, toilets, lighting, rides and vending outlets is to be carried out to ensure that there is no damage to the site, including built structures and landscape elements. 

 

6.5      NSW Roads and Traffic Authority

The application was referred to the RTA for comment and the following comments were received:

 

The RTA has reviewed the proposal and provides the following comments to Council for its consideration in the determination of the development application:

 

1.  The event organiser is to arrange with the RTA’s Transport Management Centre (TMC) for any required Road Occupancy Licence for any event that may impact on traffic flows on Alison Road during the music festival.

 

2.  A Traffic Management Plan detailing crowd management elements, vehicle routes, number of buses, cars and taxis, hours of operation, access arrangements and traffic control should be submitted to Council and the RTA’s Transport Management Centre prior to the issue of a construction certificate or prior to January 28 2009, which ever comes first.

 

3.  Any other local traffic issues of the event should be dealt with through the Local Traffic Committee in which an RTA officer is present.

 

Further to the above, any comments from the RTA’s letter to Council (RTA reference CAC 07M3818) which are still valid should also be considered by Council in the determination of the application.

 

The RTA notes that the Police raised the following issues which may affect the classified road network:

 

1.  The number of patrons proposed to attend the event should be restricted to 35,000;

 

2.  Proposed closure of Alison Road is not supported; and

 

3.  The concert should conclude by 6pm.

 

6.6      NSW Police Service – Eastern Beaches Local Command Area

The application has been referred to the NSW Police for comment. The following comments were received:

 

NSW Police response to the Development Application by the Future Music Corporation to Randwick Council to conduct a concert event at the AJC, Randwick on the 28 February 2009.

 

This concert event has been conducted at the AJC, Randwick each year since 2006. The concert has grown in size from 5000 to approximately 38000 in 2008.

The Policing commitment to this event has also grown considerably from 20 Police in 2006 to 113 Police in 2008.  Whilst the event is predominately policed on a ‘User Pays ‘basis, the planning (briefings, meetings and administrative tasks) are not.  This places a considerable drain on the Policing resources of the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command.   

 

In terms of the 2008 event and its effect on the Policing functions, crime and good order within the Randwick precinct the following are to be noted:

 

·      A large number of persons were detected and prosecuted for possessing illegal drugs at the event site entry and within the event.  This is a high number of detections and out of step with what normally occurs in this area.

·      A large number of persons were ejected from the event site for excessive intoxication. 

·      The complete failure of the event promoter to manage the egress of the patrons from the event resulting in the complete closure of Alison Road for a period of over an hour.  This necessitated the use of further Police resources drawn from within the Eastern Beaches Command and was the cause of traffic chaos within the entire precinct.

·      Significant numbers of vehicles belonging to event patrons choked local parking.  At the conclusion of the event many of the drivers of these vehicles were too intoxicated to drive and created a nuisance for many hours within the surrounding residential community.  Further Police resources were required to deal with this situation. 

 

The Future Music Corporation has sought Randwick Council approval to conduct a similar event with an increased crowd number of 50,000 at the AJC on the 28 February 2009

 

The NSW Police Force does not support the conduct of this event. 

However should the event proceed the NSW Police Force ask that the following conditions be applied by council to the development application:

 

1.       That the event numbers be capped at 35,000.  This is consistent with all other outdoor musical concerts within the Randwick / Centennial Park precincts and is considered manageable from a Policing perspective.

2.       That the Future Music Corporation meets the costs of policing (crowd control & traffic management) for the event as follows: 50,000 patrons / 140 Police.  Policing numbers will be further negotiated should the patron numbers be less than 50,000.

3.       That the Future Music Corporation prepares a comprehensive traffic management plan that does not include the closure of Alison Road.

4.       That the Future Music Corporation prepares a comprehensive egress plan for the event.

5.       That a 2 drink limit be applied to individual patrons purchasing intoxicating liquor for the duration of the event. 

6.       That all other restrictions that normally apply to sale of intoxicating liquor at the Randwick race course be adhered to by the event promoter and licensee.

7.       That all sales of intoxicating liquor cease 60 minutes before the scheduled closing of the event.

8.       That the sale of intoxicating liquor at the event be regulated by any other conditions imposed by the NSW Police Force.  

9.       That the event timing be limited to 6hrs duration.  Between the hours of 12pm and 6pm.  This is in the community interest and will assist with noise, litter and the movement of patrons from the Randwick Precinct.      

10.     That a strict ‘no pass outs’ rule be applied to patrons for the duration of the event. 

 

The NSW Police Force strongly recommends that the above development application restrictions be endorsed by Randwick Council for the 2009 Future Music Concert event.

 

6.    Relevant Environmental Planning Instruments

 

The Development application has been assessed in accordance with the provisions of the following relevant planning documents:

 

(a)    Randwick Local Environmental Plan 1998

The site is zoned 6A Open Space under Randwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 and the proposed activity is permissible with Council’s consent. The following Clauses of the LEP 1998 apply to the proposal:-

 

Clause 43    Protection of heritage items, heritage conservation areas and relics

Clause 43 requires Council to consider the impact of proposals on, amongst other things, the heritage significance of the heritage conservation area in which a proposal is located. The proposed event will be held in the Royal Randwick Racecourse which is a heritage conservation area and the Members’ Stand within the site is also listed as a heritage item.  The proposal will not involve any demolition, defacing, damage, removal or alteration to the heritage conservation area and the heritage item.  Council’s heritage planner has assessed the proposed event and advises that the proposed use and works for the event will not impact on the heritage significance of the Racecourse site. Accordingly, the proposal satisfies the provisions of Clause 43.

 

Clause 40A        Master Plans

Clause 40A of the RLEP states as follows:

 

(1)      Despite any other provisions of this plan, consent may be granted to a development application made in respect of a site area consisting of more than 4,000 square metres of land only if:

 

(a)      a master plan for the development of that land has been adopted in accordance with this clause, and

(b)      the consent authority is satisfied that the development is not inconsistent with the provisions of that master plan.

 

The site is subject to a Development Control Plan that guides the future development of the site and as such the Masterplan provision of LEP has been satisfied.

 

6.1 Policy Controls

Section 94A Development Contributions Plan

The Section 94A Development Contributions Plan, effective from 2 July 2007, is applicable to the proposal. In accordance with the Plan, the following monetary levy is required:

 

Total estimated development cost $3,400,000.

Category

Cost

Applicable Levy

S94A Levy

Development cost

$100,001 - $200,000

$120,000

0.5%

$6,000

 

Development Control Plan Royal Randwick Racecourse

The DCP – Royal Randwick Racecourse essentially aims to provide planning and design objectives and performance criteria which will optimise, amongst other things, the thoroughbred racing, training and spectator facility of RRR to the highest quality; the economic and tourism destination of the RRR; the physical, recreational and environmental quality of the RRR while respecting its heritage significance; the role of the RRR within the metropolitan and Randwick City context and its compatibility with adjoining lands; and the role of the RRR as an open space recreation facility. Whilst the DCP primarily controls the long term design of buildings, heritage conservation, traffic and transport systems, and landscape works for the RRR, the proposed event will be consistent with relevant DCP aims and attendant performance criteria attached to these aims. In particular, the proposed event will maintain the general pattern of land uses across the site as indicated in Map 2 of the DCP in so far as these relate to non-racing recreation and entertainment events, and the traffic/transport management strategies for non-racing recreation and entertainment events.

 

7.    Environmental Assessment

The site has been inspected and the application has been assessed having regard to Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, as amended.

 

8.1    Noise

An acoustic report has been submitted with this application which includes recommendations to ensure relevant standards and acoustic amenity is maintained during the event. Council’s Environmental Health Officer has assessed the report and advises that the report is acceptable subject to appropriate conditions to ensure the noise associated with the proposal is maintained at a reasonable level and that the nearby likely affected residents are provided with the details of the proposal including the appropriate contact details should they wish to make any complaints or have any further enquires regarding the proposed event.

 

Conditions of consent will require the event to close at 6pm which will eliminate evening and late night noise from both the event itself and dissipating patrons. 

 

8.2    Security and anti-social behaviour

Anti-social behaviour was a significant source of resident complaint at the previous event. Issues of concern included:

·      Drunken and rowdy behaviour in residential streets;

·      Use of foul language;

·      Intimidation and abuse of residents;

·      Vandalism to private property (vehicles and buildings);

·      Public urination;

·      Public fornication.

 

This was also a source of significant concern for the NSW Police. To address this, the police have recommended the following if the event is to proceed at all:

·      Capping the event at 35,000 patrons;

·      Providing an increased police presence on a user pays basis;

·      Application of a strict “no pass-outs” rule to reduce itinerant party-goers impact on nearby areas during the event;

·      Having a 2 drink limit at the bar to limit consumption of alcohol;

·      Ceasing sales of alcohol 1 hour before closing time to reduce inebriation before patrons enter public streets;

·      Limiting the duration of the event to limit the overall consumption of drugs and alcohol; and

·      Terminate the event by 6pm as restriction it to daylight hours will act as a disincentive to antisocial activities and reduce the number of patrons who wish to move from this event to other night time venues.

 

The conduct of the event in 2007 at 15,000 patrons did not appear to result in such issues and raises the question whether 35,000 is an excessive number. Nevertheless, the NSW Police appear confident that this number can be managed provided their recommendations are followed. This number, however, would appear to represent the maximum size of an event of this type that can be reasonably managed by this venue given the constraints of the area.

 

Conditions will be applied to any consent reflecting the NSW Police recommendations and will also include the implementation of the security measures proposed by the applicant.

 

8.3    Traffic

Council’s Development Engineer has reviewed the Traffic Management Plan and does not object to approval of the application subject to conditions.

 

8.4    Waste Management

The venue and surrounding area will be cleaned prior, after and during the event. Dimeo Waste Services will be engaged as the event contract cleaner and a waste management plan has been submitted with the application.

 

A condition has been applied to the consent requiring a security deposit bond to be lodged with Council to ensure satisfactory compliance with the submitted Waste Management Plan and satisfactory cleaning of the surrounding area within 24 hours of the close of the event.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 6:       A liveable City.

Direction 6b:     Our town centres, beaches, public places and streets are safe inviting, clean and support a recognisable image of our city.

 

Financial Impact Statement

 

Approval of the application has the potential to place significant financial burden upon the Council, particularly in respect of event monitoring and additional cleanup and monitoring of the event. Conditions of consent, including security bonds, have been applied to minimise this.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposed development is permissible in the zone. Whilst the intensity of the temporary use is likely to be greater than the use of the Racecourse on race days as it will feature live music bands, appropriate conditions for the implementation of a range of measures and management strategies will ensure that any adverse impact upon local residents is minimised. The heritage significance of the site will not be affected and any adverse amenity impact in terms of noise and traffic are of limited duration. The proposal is therefore acceptable and is recommended for approval.

 

 


REPORT 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick

Attachment 1

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That Council, as the consent authority, grant development consent under Section 80 and 80A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) to Development Application No. DA/694/2008 for the proposed Future Music Festival to be held on Saturday 28 February 2009 at Randwick Racecourse at 77-97 Alison Road, Randwick subject to the following conditions:

 

1.     The development must be implemented substantially in accordance with the details set out in the application form and accompanying submission received by Council on 26 September 2008, Noise Management Plan prepared by Andrew Rogers, dated 25 Aug 2008 and Traffic Management Plan prepared by Julian Sanderson, dated 25 September 2008, all received by Council on 26 September 2008 and any other supporting information received with the application, except as may be amended by the following conditions:

 

The following conditions are applied to satisfy the provisions of section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and to maintain reasonable levels of environmental amenity:

 

2.     The applicant must ensure that vehicles related to the event do not obstruct emergency entry/exit points, thoroughfares or fire hydrants.

 

3.     The spill of artificial lighting is to be restricted so as not to illuminate areas beyond the perimeter of the site.

 

4.     The activity/event is restricted to the following period and numbers:

 

Date

28 February 2009

 

Times

12 Midday till 6.00pm

 

Maximum Patron Numbers

35,000

 

The following conditions are applied at the Recommendation of the NSW Police Service to maintain standards of public safety.

 

5.     The applicant shall meet the costs of policing (crowd control & traffic management) for the event as follows: 105 Police. 

 

6.     The applicant must prepare a comprehensive traffic management plan (TMP), such plan must not include the closure of Alison Road. The traffic management plan must be submitted to Council, for approval by Council, the NSW Police Force and the RTA’s Transport Management Centre prior to 28 December 2008. The applicant must fully comply with the approved TMP. Note: any TMP for this event must significantly increase the capacity of the buses for egress of the event as proposed in the “2009 Future Music Festival – Site Plan Proposed Egress Operations”, (it is recommended that the capacity be increased from the proposed 12000 to 18000 as a minimum).

 

7.     The applicant must prepare a comprehensive egress plan for the event. The egress plan must be submitted to Council, for approval by Council and the NSW Police Force prior to 28 December 2008. The applicant must fully comply with the approved egress plan. Note: any egress plan for this event must significantly increase the capacity of the buses for egress of the event as proposed in the “2009 Future Music Festival – Site Plan Proposed Egress Operations”, (it is recommended that the capacity be increased from the proposed 12000 to 18000 as a minimum).

 

8.     A limit of 2 alcoholic drinks per patron shall be applied for each drink purchase. 

 

9.     All other restrictions that normally apply to sale of intoxicating liquor at the Randwick race course shall be adhered to by the event promoter and licensee.

 

10.   All sales of intoxicating liquor shall cease 60 minutes before the scheduled closing of the event.

 

11.   The sale of intoxicating liquor at the event shall be regulated by any other conditions imposed by the NSW Police Force.  

 

12.   Patrons shall be subject to a strict  ‘no pass outs’ rule for the duration of the event.  This is to be clearly shown on the “Conditions of Entry Poster” issued for the event.

 

The following conditions are applied to maintain reasonable levels of environmental amenity and public health safety.

 

13.   The event organiser shall implement all measures in accordance with the Security Management Plan prepared by Steven Ferraris and received by Council on 26 September 2008, unless otherwise directed by the Police/authorised City Ranger or modified by these conditions.

 

14.   The event organiser shall implement all measures listed under the section Resident Response contained in the Security Management Plan prepared by Steven Ferraris and received by Council on 26 September 2008, to ensure minimal impacts to adjoining and surrounding residents from unruly patrons of the events including, but not limited to, trespassing, breaking and entering of and/or through private property (unless otherwise directed by the Police/authorised City Ranger or modified by these conditions).

 

15.   The installation of temporary facilities including barricades, fencing, signage, toilets, lighting vending outlets is to be carried out to ensure that there is no damage to the site, including built structures and landscape elements.

 

The following conditions are applied to meet the requirements of the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW:

 

16.   The event organiser is to arrange with the RTA’s Transport Management Centre (TMC) for any required Road Occupancy Licence for any event that may impact on traffic flows on Alison Road during the music festival.

 

17.   Any cost associated with the implementation of any special event clearways and associated towing on High Street shall be borne by the applicant.

 

18.   Concurrence from Council must be obtained for the location and placement of any variable message signs (VMS) and portable lighting towers mentioned in the traffic Management Plan prepared by M. Vassilev. At all times, no variable message signs or lighting towers shall be placed such that it obstructs in any way the footpaths, including equipment that may be used to stabilise the VMS.

 

19.   All signage shall be in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and/or in accordance with the Traffic Control at Worksites publication.

 

20.   Should any Road Occupancy Licence be granted, water filled barriers used for the event must be interlocked and filled with water. Placement of the water filled barriers (such as on the centre median) will only be allowed on the day of the event and must be removed on the same day after the event.

 

The following conditions are applied to provide adequate provisions for parking to the development :

 

21.   Signage advising the closure of the any Bus Stop on Alison Road is to be erected at least 7 days prior to the event and to remain up until the time the bus stop reopens to the public. Any bus stop to be closed is to remain operational until 4pm on the day of the event.

 

22.   The security fencing proposed for Alison Road is to be erected in a manner such that sight lines to approaching buses is maintained without the need for bus patrons to extend themselves into traffic on Alison Road to see approaching buses.

 

23.   All vehicles (including taxis) exiting the racecourse at High Street must be controlled such that they turn right only to proceed to Anzac Parade.  Left turning traffic onto High Street should not be allowed as this will cause traffic to filter through local streets.

 

24.   The placement of water filled barriers is to be such that they do not extend beyond or encroach on the Lane 1 (kerb side lane) lane line.

 

25.   The placement of all barricades and signs is to be in accordance with the plans submitted as part of this application and be in accordance with the requirements specified in AS1742.3

 

26.   The event organiser shall implement all measures in accordance with the approved Traffic Management Plan, unless otherwise directed by the Police/authorised City Ranger.

 

27.   The applicant shall be responsible for the reimbursement of the cost of repair of any damage caused to public ways as a result of the event.

 

28.   The applicant shall indemnify against all claims for damage or injury that may arise as a result of the subject event. In this regard, the applicant shall submit, prior to the event, evidence of a current public liability insurance policy in relation to the proposed event for an amount of at least $10,000,000 or more and such amount shall be specified by Council's Risk Coordinator.

 

The following conditions are applied to maintain adequate levels of public amenity:

 

29.   The applicant is to thoroughly clean the surrounding area the within 24 hours of the termination of the event. This is to include the area bounded by:

·      Anzac Parade to the west;

·      Alison and Darley Roads to the north;

·      Dangar Street and Church Street to the east; and

·      High Street to the south.

 

30.   To ensure compliance with the above condition, the applicant is lodge with Council a security deposit of $50,000 at least fourteen days prior to the event, which will be refunded subject to the cleanup being undertaken to the satisfaction of Council’s Director of City Planning.

 

31.   A damage/cleanup security deposit of $50,000 must be paid to Council at least fourteen days prior to the event as security for making good any damage caused to the roadway, footway, verge or any public place; and as security for cleanup:

 

The damage/ cleanup security deposit may be provided by way of a cash or cheque with the Council and is refundable upon a satisfactory inspection by Council upon the completion of the event which confirms that there has been no damage to Council property and that the cleanup has been satisfactorily executed. Any costs borne by Council for additional cleanup resulting from the event shall be deducted from this amount.

 

To obtain a refund of relevant deposits, a Security Deposit Refund Form is to be forwarded to Council’s Director of City Services upon completion of the event.

 

The following conditions have been applied to ensure that noise emissions from the development satisfy legislative requirements and maintain reasonable levels of amenity to the area:

 

32.   Numbered tickets must be issued in order to calculate the number of persons permitted at the event so as not to exceed the authorised capacity. Records of the number of tickets issued shall be provided to Council within 7 days of the event.

 

32a.  Prior to the activity/event, the applicant shall distribute a notice to the nearby         likely affected residents and other nearby premises advising of the       activity/event and providing the following details:

 

·      Details of the activity/event

·      time and date when the activity/event will occur,

·      the name and relevant details of the applicant and organiser of the activity/event

·      contact details for the relevant person to whom further enquiries can be obtained,

·      contact details for the making of complaints/enquiries in regard to the operation of the event, throughout the event duration,

·      any other information that may be required to properly and fully describe the event, including any measures to maintain reasonable levels of amenity and safety.

 

33.   The notice is to be distributed to the effected parties no less then 7 days prior to the staging of the event.

 

34.   Advertising and marketing of the activity/event shall promote the use of public transport to the activity.

 

35.   The use of fireworks, firearms, explosives or lighting of fires is not permitted.

 

36.   Adequate provisions are to be made for the storage, collection and disposal of waste and recyclable materials.

 

The following conditions have been applied to ensure that noise emissions from the development satisfy legislative requirements and maintain reasonable levels of amenity to the area:

 

37.   In accordance with the conditions and recommendations contained in the acoustic report titled Noise Management Plan Future Music Festival 2009 March 2009 Randwick Racecourse prepared by Noise Consulting and Management Pty Ltd dated 25 August 2008 Ref 873, the following noise abatement measures are imposed:

 

a)     The noise limit at affected residences will be LAmax 65 dB(A) and Lmax 85 dB(C), when measured with the meter set to fast response over any 15 minute period during the concert or sound test. All music will cease at 6:00 pm

 

 

b)     A complaints hotline will be established for use during the bump in, during the duration of the event. Noise Consulting & Management Pty Ltd will investigate any complaints, record the results of the investigation and the action taken and report back to the resident if desired.

 

c)     A notice informing nearby residents/apartment body corporate of the event and the hotline number will be sent out at least 7 days prior to the event. A copy of the notice will be forwarded to Council. The area to be letter dropped is shown in Appendix A of the acoustic report. This includes the areas that the music is likely to be the dominant noise source and additional areas in Kensington based on previous complaints.

 

d)     The speakers of the outdoor stages will be set up as outlined in the acoustic report.

 

e)     A sound check will be performed 1 hour prior to the event. During the sound check, appropriate music levels will be set on compressors at each of the stages to ensure they are started at appropriate levels.

 

f)      Sound level meters indicating the actual and allowed music levels will be displayed at each stage.

 

g)     All sound systems will include a level limiter (or compressor) so music levels can be locked down. Artist and sound engineers will be advised that music limiting will be used and settings are not to be tampered with.

 

h)     Noise Consulting & Management Pty Ltd will continuously monitor throughout the entire event, the pre-determined noise sensitive locations and any additional locations that may become necessary based on the conditions and any complaints encountered.

 

i)      The acoustic consultant will be in two way radio and mobile phone contact with the sound desk staff, production manager, sound engineers, event organiser, and hotline staff throughout the event.

 

j)      The production manager and sound engineers will be briefed on the importance of reducing music levels as requested by the acoustic consultant.

 

k)      Procedures will be implemented to allow for a quick reduction of the music levels of all stages if required. The production manager will ensure that sound engineers reduce music levels when instructed. The main stage sound desk will be manned by staff under the direct supervision of the acoustical consultant.

 

l)      A report containing the results of the monitoring, any complaints and the noise control measures will be presented to Council within 30 days of the event.

 

m)     Security guards will assist patrons in leaving quietly and avoiding passing through the nearby residential areas where possible Security guards will be stationed in the residential areas to ensure noise is kept to a minimum.

 

38.   All sound amplification equipment to be used is to be installed, maintained and operated, in such a way as to minimise the noise impact on residential premises or sensitive receivers.

 

39.   The organiser of the event must keep a legible record of all complaints made to it or any employee or agent in relation to the event to which this application applies.

 

The complaints hotline shall operate during the bump in phase, for the entire duration of the event and for the remainder of the weekend to address any unresolved complaint by nearby residents.

 

The complaints register must keep a record of the following:

·          the date and time of the complaint;

·          the method by which the complaint was made;

·          any personal details of the complainant which were provided by the complainant or, if no such details were provided, a note to that effect;

·          the nature of the complaint;

·          the action taken by the organiser in relation to the complaint, including any follow-up contact with the complainant; and

·          if no action was taken by the organiser, the reasons why no action was taken.

 

40.   During the music event, rehearsal or sound tests, the organiser must ensure that an employee or agent is present at the sound-mixing desk for the event and is able to exercise ultimate control of the noise levels from the sound amplification equipment during the event. 

 

41.   The organiser must ensure that during the entire event, employees or agents can contact and communicate with all of the acoustical consultants conducting the monitoring of the noise levels from the concert, as required.

 

42.   Following the completion of the music event and within 30 days, the organiser must provide to Council an acoustical report, prepared by the appointed acoustic consultant, detailing the following:

 

·        Whether or not there has been compliance or non-compliance with the consent conditions, including the reasons for any breaches;

·        The times and details of any occasions where a breach of the noise criteria as set in the consent, occurred and why the breach occurred and what measures were implemented to ensure that the breach did not reoccur.

 

43.   The activity/event shall not give rise to an environmental health or public nuisance or affect public safety and convenience.

 

44.   The operation of the activity/event shall not result air, noise or water pollution offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

 

45.   The use or sale of helium filled balloons is not permitted within Randwick, in accordance with Council resolution of 26 October 1999.

 

46.   The relevant requirements of WorkCover New South Wales and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, are required to be complied with at all times.

 

47.   Access to the event shall be provided to Council authorised officers so as to enable compliance monitoring to be undertaken.

 

The following conditions are applied to ensure compliance with the Food Act 2003 and to ensure public health and safety:

 

48.   The requirements of the Food Act 2003 and Food Safety Standards must be complied with at all times.

 

49.   The applicant is required to ensure that all temporary food stalls, vendors and mobile food vendors have registered their details with Council’s Environmental Health Unit, at least one week prior to the event. The required Registration Fee must be forwarded to Council with the registration details. Further details can be obtained by telephoning 9399 0973.

 

50.   Temporary food premises, stalls, vendors or the like must comply with the relevant requirements of Council’s Temporary Food Premises Code or Council’s Code for the Construction and Use of Food Vending Vehicles, as applicable.

 

51.   Temporary food stalls and food vendors must satisfy the following construction and operational requirements:

 

§  The surfaces of all food preparation and service areas must be of good quality construction, with impervious washable surfaces

§  All food preparation and service areas must be kept thoroughly clean at all times

§  Food vendors and personnel must wear suitable clean clothing

§  Food shall not be handled without tongs, utensils or suitable hygienic gloves, wherever possible

§  The food must not be handled or stored in a manner, which may cause contamination of the food. This includes cross contamination between cooked and uncooked foods including; poor handler technique; handling of food without suitable hygienic gloves; contamination from animals or pests; storage or display of food where it can be touched or sneezed upon by the public and use of unclean utensils and equipment.

§  Food shall be stored at least 750mm above ground surfaces. Food shall be kept covered or stored in closed containers, so as to prevent contamination (except when the food is being prepared and served)

§  All condiments such as sauce, mustard and the like shall be contained in squeeze type dispensers or in individual sealed packs and only disposable eating and drinking utensils are to be used

§  Food stalls should be provided with a roof and three sides, which are covered with plastic sheeting, vinyl or other suitable impervious material

§  The ground surface area within the food preparation, storage and service areas must be of suitable construction or covering, so as to ensure that the area is able to be kept clean and free from dirt, mud and dust or the like, at all times

§  Readily accessible washing facilities must be provided for washing of utensils, equipment and hands. The washing facilities must include adequate washing water and rinsing water and warm water is to be made available for washing

§  Washing facilities must include an adequate supply of hand towels, liquid soap and detergent and sufficient facilities shall be provided to serve each food stall

§  Waste water shall not be disposed of in a manner which would give rise to a pollution offence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997

§  All heating and cooking equipment including open flame barbeques and cooking plates shall be located within the stall or otherwise suitably protected       from contamination, including by dust, overhanging trees, birds and the public

§  Cooking and heating equipment shall not be located within reach of the public

§  Temporary refrigeration unit/s or mobile cool room or refrigerated containers must be provided for the storage of perishable foodstuffs at a temperature of not more than 5°C

·       Potentially hazardous food is required to be kept at a temperature of at or    below 60°C or, at or below 5°C. Potentially hazardous food includes raw and cooked meat, seafood, smallgoods, dairy products & deserts, food containing raw or cooked meat, cooked rice & pasta, foods containing eggs, beans or nuts, pizza’s, quiche, sandwiches etc

·       Smoking is not permitted in any food preparation, storage or service areas

·        Adequate waste receptacles with lids are to be provided to serve each food stall/vendor

 

The following conditions are applied to ensure that the development satisfies the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Regulations, and to ensure the structural adequacy and integrity of the proposed building and adjacent premises:

 

52.   The conditions contained in the public entertainment approval LA-78/2004 dated January 2007 for the AJC are to be complied with at all times.

 

53.   The maximum number of persons permitted in the buildings within the AJC is not to exceed the numbers specified in condition number 1 of public entertainment approval LA-78/2004.

 

54.   The number of persons permitted within the betting Pavilion is not to exceed 3000 in accordance with the recommendations made in the Holmes Fire and Safety fire engineering design report number 96343 dated 27 April 1999.

 

55.   The relevant provisions of Schedule 3A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 (as amended), are to be complied with at all times.

 

56.   Temporary structures to be used as a place of public entertainment are to be designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 and NSW Part H102 of the Building Code of Australia.

 

57.   The maximum number of people permitted in the temporary structures must not exceed the number of square meters of the floor area of the tent or marquee and a person bust be appointed to ensure that the permissible capacity is not exceeded. A sign detailing the maximum number of people permitted in the temporary structure/s must be displayed near the entrance.

 

58.   Tents and marquees must comply with the following requirements:-

 

a)   The number and width of exits to any tent, marquee or booth must be provided in accordance with the provisions of NSW H102.4 and NSW Table H102.4.

 

b)   the tent, marquee or booth resists loads determined in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standards entitled:

 

i)    AS/NZS 1170.0:2002, Structural design actions – General principles, and

ii)   AS/NZS 1170.1:2002, Structural design actions – Permanent, imposed and other actions, and

iii)   AS/NZS 1170.2:2002, Structural design actions – Wind actions.

 

c)   Written details or certification must be provided to the Principal Certifying Authority detailing compliance with the requirements of these conditions, prior to the use and occupation of the temporary structures.

 

59.   Fabric that is used in the construction of a temporary structure must comply with the flammability index’s required by NSW H102.8 of the Building Code of Australia 2008.

 

60.   Essential fire safety measures & equipment within the temporary structures must be provided in accordance with the provisions of NSW H102 of the Building Code of Australia, to the satisfaction of the principal certifying authority.

 

61.   A notice is to be provided to each stage or platform, that indicates the actual distributed and concentrated load for which the stage or platform has been designed, located in a conspicuous position on the stage or platform.

 

62.   Stages, platforms or walkways greater than 1m in height above ground level which are accessible to the public or audience, must be provided with adequate balustrading or other measures to prevent them from falling off the stage or platform.

 

63.   If a tent or marquee has a floor area greater than 100 square meters, the erection of the tent or marquee must not commence until the provisions of Clause 268A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 (as amended), relating to the appointment of a principal certifying authority, have been met.

 

64.   An Occupation Certificate must be obtained from the Principal Certifying Authority (Council or Accredited Certifier) for the temporary structures, in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000, prior to the use and occupation of the temporary structure/s.

 

65.   The operator of the activity/function must hold current public liability insurance cover of at least $10 million.

 

 

66.   Temporary structures must be removed/dismantled within 2 days after the conclusion of the event.

 

67.   Adequate toilets, urinals, wash-hand basins and hand dryers or disposable towels (including facilities for people with a disability) must be provided for the duration of the activity/event, to the satisfaction of the Principal Certifying Authority. 

 

The following condition/s are applied to meet additional demands for public facilities;

 

68.   In accordance with Council’s Section 94A Development Contributions Plan effective from 2 July 2007, the following monetary levy must be paid to Council.

 

Category

Cost

Applicable Levy

S94A Levy

Development cost

$100,001 - $200,000

$120,000

0.5%

$6,000

 

The levy must be paid in cash, bank cheque or by credit card prior to a construction certificate being issued for the proposed development. The development is subject to an index to reflect quarterly variations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the date of Council’s determination to the date of payment.

 

Council’s Section 94A Development Contribution Plans may be inspected at the Customer Service Centre, Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick or at www.randwick.nsw.gov.au.

 

Heritage Conditions:

 

69.   The installation of temporary facilities including stages, enclosures, decking, fencing, signage, toilets, lighting, rides and vending outlets is to be carried out to ensure that there is no damage to the site, including built structures and landscape elements. 

 

70.   The ticket price is to include return public transport to and from the event valid for the Sydney Metropolitan Area.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 

  


Planning Committee

10 February 2009

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Report No. M2/09

 

 

Subject:                  Mayoral Minute request - Victorian bush fires

Folder No:                   F2005/00266

Author:                   Ray Brownlee, General Manager     

 

Introduction

 

At the request of the Mayor the following report in relation to the Victorian bush fires is considered to be urgent business given the enormity of the tragedy, the consequences of which are still unfolding.  The Mayor’s Minute request follows………

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor’s Minute request

 

 

Subject:                  Mayoral Minute request - Victorian bush fires

Author:                   Councillor Bruce Notley-Smith, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

To express our condolences and support to those victims of the Victorian bushfires that are currently still being fought at Kinglake and other areas and to propose ways in which Randwick City Council can assist victims and local authorities in dealing with this tragedy.

 

Issues

 

As Mayor I am deeply moved and no doubt you have all been touched by the horror and devastation our fellow Australians are facing in Victoria, at present the death toll is approaching 200 confirmed deaths and we fear there may be many more to come. Some whose lives were spared now face the loss of their home, friends and loved ones. This is a dark time for the state of Victoria and indeed the nation.

 

On behalf of Randwick City I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to those victims who are beset by this tragedy and our gratitude to those hard working Australians in the fire and emergency services that at this very moment are fighting to save people’s lives. We thank them for their heroic efforts and bravery.

 

The ongoing suffering and the hard work for survivors to get their life back on track is a long and arduous road and I would like to see Randwick City Council do its part to assist in whatever it can by providing resources and skills to those affected areas. I propose to coordinate this through the various Victorian councils in those areas so we can deal with specific requests for assistance and look into how Randwick City Council can respond. As Mayor I will keep Council informed on the matter as it develops. 

 


Financial impact statement


At this stage the financial commitment is unknown and will be included in future reports as information becomes available.

 

Conclusion

 

That Randwick City Council shows its support and offer to contribute in various capacities to assist the local authorities.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     the Mayor writes to the Mayors of affected areas offering Randwick City Council’s support and condolences; and

 

b)     Council respond to requests received and identify the best way for Randwick City Council to contribute to helping the affected areas.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil