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Planning Committee Meeting

 

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Tuesday 13 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 1300 722 542

Fax: 02 9319 1510

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Planning Committee                                                                                               13 March 2018

 

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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, 1st Floor, 90 Avocas Street Randwick on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 6pm

 

 

Committee Members:          The Mayor L Shurey, Andrews, Bowen (Deputy Chairperson), Da Rocha, D’ Souza, Hamilton, Luxford, Matson, Neilson, Parker, Roberts, Said, Seng, Stavrinos (Chairperson) and Veitch

 

Quorum:                           Eight (8) members

 

NOTE:    At the Extraordinary Meeting held on 28 September 2004, the Council resolved that the Planning Committee whose membership consists of all members of the Council be constituted as a committee with full delegation to determine matters on the agenda.

Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences 

Confirmation of the Minutes  

Planning Committee Meeting - 13 February 2018

Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Address of Committee by Members of the Public

Privacy warning;

In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.

Urgent Business

Development Application Reports (record of voting required)

Planning Matters

In accordance with Section 375A of the Local Government Act, the General Manager is required to keep a register of Councillor voting on planning matters. Planning matters are any decisions made in the exercise of a function of a council under the EP&A Act and include decisions relating to a development application, an environmental planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan under that Act. In addition, Randwick City Council has resolved (22 July 2008) that its register of voting include the voting on all tender matters.

 

D20/18      SECPP - 150-174 Barker St, 181 Botany St, 1 Jane St, 18 Jane St, 21 Jane St, 8-20 Young St, 28-42 Young St and 29-39 Young St RANDWICK...................... 1

D21/18      SECPP - 2 Kensington Road, KENSINGTON (DA/506/2017)....................... 145

Miscellaneous Reports

Nil    

Notice of Rescission Motions

Nil  

 

 

 

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Ray Brownlee

General Manager


Planning Committee                                                                                               13 March 2018

 

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Development Application Report No. D20/18

 

Subject:             SECPP - 150-174 Barker St, 181 Botany St, 1 Jane St, 18 Jane St, 21 Jane St, 8-20 Young St, 28-42 Young St and 29-39 Young St RANDWICK

Folder No:                   DA/88/2017

Author:                   Louis Coorey, Senior Environmental Planning Officer      

 

 

Introduction

 

Council is in receipt of a development application (DA) seeking consent for development of Southern Precinct of "Newmarket Site’ site including demolition of existing buildings and structures and construction of development on sites identified as development Lots S1, S2 & S3 approved in the Concept Plan (DA/88/2016). Figure 1 is an aerial view of the site and the southern precinct which has a total site area of approximately 17,000sqm. The Sydney Central Planning Panel (SCPP) is the consent authority for this DA pursuant to Schedule 4A, of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Part 4 of State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 as the development has a capital investment value in excess of $20 million. The purpose of this report is to allow Council to consider the attached assessment report and determine whether to make a submission to the Sydney Central Planning Panel (SCPP).

 

Figure 1: S1, S2 & S3 Site & surrounds (Source: Urbis SEE)

 

Proposed development

 

This staged DA (Stage 2) for development of three lots identified as Lots S1, S2 & S3 The proposal on Lot S1 at the western end of the southern precinct is for the construction of a five storey residential flat building containing 17 dwellings, basement carparking, four townhouses and 9 three storey multi attached dwelling units with detached building at the rear fronting a new laneway containing parking for with habitable unit above; in Lot S2 located at the northern end of the southern precinct, the proposal seeks the construction of a three storey residential flat building in containing 16 dwellings, basement carparking, and 4 two storey multi-unit attached dwelling and parking for 24 vehicles; on Lot S3 located at the southern end of the precinct, the proposal seeks the construction of a part 4/part7 storey residential flat building containing 112 dwellings, basement carparking for 134 spaces, and 11 two storey multi dwelling attached units, with two car spaces for each; also proposed throughout the site is landscaping and associates works . The proposal two new roads (ST3 & DV1), a new laneway (RL1) and an extension of Jane Street (ST4).

 

Figure 2: Proposed site layout showing development layout within each of the three lots, the Big Stable shaded blue.

 

Issues

 

The development application was publicly exhibited, advertised within the local newspaper and site notification attached to the subject premises as per the requirements of the Randwick Development Control Plan 2013 (RDCP2013) for Public Notification. Five submissions were received from four properties in response to the public exhibition raising issues with the density, visual and acoustic privacy, and parking and traffic congestion.

 


 

Built form and height

 

This built form of the development responds well to the envelopes and development approved in the Concept plan (DA/88/2016). The application includes a request under Clause 4.6: Exceptions to Development Standard given the development of building S3.2 four storey Residential Flat Building (RFB) and S3.3 7 storey RFB breach the maximum building height development standards of 12m and 25m respectively.  The parts of building S3.2 that protrude above the height standard are a result of the widening of the new southern road that provides access off Botany Street from the east which has shifted Lot S3 northward into a part of the site that is subject to a 12m height of building maximum. This means that the proposed four storey building (which is below the five storey envelope approved in the concept plan) now exceeds the 12m maximum height of buildings standard. It is considered unreasonable and unnecessary to strictly apply the development standard as it will still maintain the setbacks across the outer permitter of the site, the built form will be further away from Paine Reserve and Rainbow Public school. The increased width of the southern road improve sightlines towards the Big Stable and the development as a whole will not result in any significant adverse impacts on the other heritage items located within the site and the neighbouring Struggletown Heritage Conservation Area. the Heritage Item ‘The Big Stable’. In short, based on the above points and the submissions by the applicant there would be no planning benefit in strictly applying the standard.

 

The proposed built form as sought under this DA generally contains less bulk and scale than that approved in the concept plan whereby less floor area is sought close to the neighbouring low density residential developments and adjoining development within the subject lot. The smaller bulk and scale has improved amenity within the site for future occupants as well as neighbouring properties.

 

Parking and traffic

 

The development as a whole generally complies with the parking requirements as approved in the concept plan approval, however the four attached dwellings within Lot S2 have non-compliant grades in front of the internal garages and will therefore result in a shortfall of one space each for the new three bedroom attached dwellings. This shortfall and increased demand for on-street parking can easily be alleviated by the 56 on street parking spaces in the Southern precinct which provides 27 spaces in excess of the 29 on-street spaces allowed to service visitor parking for the remaining parts of the development in the southern precinct. The new streets will also be capable of accommodating spaces for future drop off and pick up for the school and visitors to Paine Reserve.

 

Community Garden

 

To compensate for the loss of rainwater storage to Randwick Council’s Organic Community Garden created by the removal of connections from demolished buildings in the southern portion of the site, the existing stormwater discharge from the ‘Big Stable’ building in the south east portion of the Newmarket Development site will be redirected to rainwater tanks within the community garden as part of this development approval. Documentation and plans demonstrating compliance with this requirement are required to be submitted to Council’s Engineers for approval prior to issuing of a Construction Certificate. The documentation must also include the likely timing of the works with the reconnection required to be in place as soon as practical. The applicant has indicated in email that they have agreed in principle to this arrangement.

 


 

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development

 

The application was referred to the Design Excellence Panel (DEP) as per the requirements of State Environmental Planning Policy 65: Design Quality for Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65). The key issues made by the panel related to the provision of through site links in Lot S3; ability to provide sufficient landscaping in the communal open space by lowering the basement level,  of a 1.3m depth of soil in the communal open space by lowering the basement level and suggested improvements to the façade, articulation, presentation of the development. The amendments made to the development are generally considered to have suitably addressed the key issues raised by the Panel whereby the development is commended for reducing the impacts on both the neighbouring properties and the future development within the site. The proposal has been refined been to achieve greater permeability between the development and public areas of the site, a greater sense of space and connectivity between the development and the open setting of the Big Stable.

 

Having regard to the relevant assessment criteria, it is considered that the proposed development satisfies the relevant statutory assessment criteria and will result a built form and spatial relationship with the public and private domain that will become an contributing addition to the Newmarket Site as a whole and will not result in any significant or unreasonable adverse amenity impacts on the surrounding properties.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:    A vibrant and diverse community, leadership in sustainability, excellence in urban design and development, integrated transport and land use.

Direction:    Improved design and sustainability across all development, integrating transport and pedestrian links between town centres and key locations.

Outcome:    Excellence in urban design.

Direction:    Improved design and sustainability across all development.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The proposal is appropriate on the site having regard to the building envelopes approved in the Concept approval and the existing and desired future character of the area. The proposed development satisfies the relevant objectives contained within SEPP 65, RLEP 2012, relevant requirements of Randwick Comprehensive Development Control Plan (RDCP) 2013). The development (as amended) proposes a built form, landscaping, and spatial relationship with neighbouring properties, public domain (Paine Reserve), nearby heritage items such that it balances the higher density with the context of the surrounding area to provide for greater housing choice and to provide a development that will contribute to the character of the locality. The apartments and attached dwellings throughout are generally larger than the minimum required under the Apartment Design Guide (ADG), providing good levels of amenity for future occupants. Similarly, the external spaces that interface with the public domain have also been amended making it less complicated and more simplified at ground level. The proposed development has also been assessed against the relevant objectives, provisions and standards and where relevant the proposed development is considered to have satisfied these requirements.

 

The application is therefore recommended for approval subject to conditions.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the SECPP assessment report for 150-174 Barker St, 181 Botany St, 1 Jane St, 18 Jane St, 21 Jane St, 8-20 Young St, 28-42 Young St and 29-39 Young St Randwick (DA/88/2017) be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Sydney Central Planning Panel Report 150-174 Barker St, 181 Botany St, 1 jane St, 18 Jane St, 21 Jane St, 8-20 Young St, 28-42 young St and 29-39 Young St, RANDWICK DA/88/2017,

 

 

 

 


Sydney Central Planning Panel Report 150-174 Barker St, 181 Botany St, 1 jane St, 18 Jane St, 21 Jane St, 8-20 Young St, 28-42 young St and 29-39 Young St, RANDWICK DA/88/2017,

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Planning Committee                                                                                               13 March 2018

 

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Development Application Report No. D21/18

 

Subject:             SECPP - 2 Kensington Road, KENSINGTON (DA/506/2017)

Folder No:                   DA/506/2017

Author:                   Frank Ko, Coordinator Fast Track      

 

Introduction

 

Council is in receipt of a staged development application (DA) seeking consent for a residential aged care facility at the Daughters of Our Lady of the Scared Heart Kensington Campus (see Figure 1). The development comprises construction of a new aged care facility and retention and refurbishment of the existing aged care facility. The DA as originally lodged, sought approval for a two-stage integrated seniors housing development, comprising the following:

 

•           A Concept Plan for the site;

•           Stage 1 Detailed DA, comprising:

i)        A Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) providing 51 beds, and all associated support services, including lounge areas, staff facilities, kitchen, and laundry;

ii)       Construction of undercroft car parking to provide 12 car parking spaces, an ambulance bay, and associated delivery and waste service areas;

iii)       Repurposing of some existing floor space within St Josephs Aged Care Facility to better match current demands, and integrate with the proposed new work; and

iv)      New street tree planting combined with landscaping works.

 

•           Stage 2, which comprises:

i)        Reconfiguration of existing facilities to accommodate staff accommodation and lounge areas for residents and visitors;

ii)       Repurposing of current aged care rooms as accommodation for visiting church members; and

iii)       Establishment of linkages to existing development on the site.

 

The applicant subsequently advised on 2 February 2018 that the proposal was in fact to be amended to a Concept Plan and a single stage DA, with all works described in Stages 1 and 2 now forming a single stage. Accordingly, the proposal under consideration is for a Concept Plan and a single stage DA encompassing all of the works listed above in both ‘stages’.

 

The main pedestrian, vehicular access to the new building will be from Tunstall Avenue (existing access relocated) with secondary access from Kensington Road, via the existing building.

 

The subject DA is referred to the Sydney Central Planning Panel for determination, pursuant to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (as amended) and State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011. The development has a capital investment value in excess of $20 million.

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: Detailed Site Map (Source: SJB SEE)

 

The DA was publicly exhibited, advertised within the local newspaper and site notification attached to the subject premises as per the requirements of the Randwick Comprehensive Development Control Plan 2013 (DCP) for Public Notification. As a result of the public notification, no submissions have been received.

 

The DA includes a request under Clause 4.6: Exceptions to Development Standard given the development does not satisfy the provisions of Clause 26 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 in relation to the location and access to facilities. The applicant’s request under Clause 4.6 of Randwick Local Environmental Plan 2012 is well founded as it will provide similar services and facilities to what currently occupies on site and residents require a high degree of care from nursing staff and are unable to move around without assistance.

 

Council’s Development Engineer and Heritage Planner have reviewed the DA and generally raise no objections to the proposal, subject to the imposition of relevant conditions of consent.

 

The proposed development satisfies the relevant statutory assessment criteria and will result a built form and spatial relationship with the public domain that will become an exemplary addition to the urban fabric. As such, the application is recommended for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome 4:       Excellence in urban design and development.

Direction 4a:      Improved design and sustainability across all development.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The clause 4.6 exception lodged with respect to the non-compliance with the relevant standard under Clause 26 of the SEPP (HSPD) is considered to be well founded in the circumstances.

 

The proposal is appropriate on the site given the existing and desired future character of the area, and satisfies the objectives contained within SEPP (HSPD), RLEP 2012 and the relevant requirements of RDCP 2013. The development proposes a built form and spatial relationship with the public domain that will become an acceptable addition to the urban fabric.

 

The proposal will not have a significant impact on surrounding properties and the non-compliances with statutory and policy controls will not exacerbate impacts in an unacceptable manner. The application is therefore recommended for approval subject to conditions.

 

 

Recommendation

 

That the SECPP assessment report for 2 Kensington Road, Kensington (DA/506/2017) be received and noted.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

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Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel Report -2 Kensington Road Kensington - DA/506/2017

 

 

 

 


Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel Report -2 Kensington Road Kensington - DA/506/2017

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