HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTRE, MACMAHON STREET, HURSTVILLE.
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SUMMARY OF ITEMS CONTAINED IN THE
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT' REPORT
TO THE MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
TO BE HELD ON 95 09 27TH SEPTEMBER, 1995-


07:01 Proposed Lot Amalgamation Plan For City Centre Business Block Surrounded By MacMahon Street, Park Road, Woodville Street And Barratt Street, Hurstville.

07:02 Beverly Hills Main Street Study

07:03 Draft Lep 1994 (Amendment No. 4) - 3(A) General Business Zone.

07:04 Draft Lep 1994 (Amendment No. 3) - Dual Occupancy Subdivision

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT
DIVISIONAL MANAGER - POLICY PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT
REPORT NO 01TO THE DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING COMMITTEE
TO BE HELD ON 95 09 27TH SEPTEMBER, 1995-


The General Manager
Hustville City Council
The Civic Centre
HURSTVILLE

Dear Sir,

Hereunder is my report No.01 to be submitted to the DEVELOPMENT HEALTH & PLANNING Committee:-


07.01 PROPOSED LOT AMALGAMATION PLAN FOR CITY CENTRE BUSINESS BLOCK SURROUNDED BY MACMAHON STREET, PARK ROAD, WOODVILLE STREET AND BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE.


HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .01
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

. Recommendation PROPOSED LOT AMALGAMATION PLAN FOR CITY CENTRE BUSINESS BLOCK SURROUNDED BY MACMAHON STREET, PARK ROAD, WOODVILLE STREET AND BARRATT STREET, HURSTVILLE.


RECOMMENDATION


HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT


07.02 BEVERLY HILLS MAIN STREET STUDY


Council in February, 1995 appointed Main Street Partnership Pty Limited, Knox and Partners Landscape Architects and Project Planning Associates Pty Ltd (Traffic Consultants) to undertake a Main Street Study for the Beverly Hills Shopping Centre. The total cost of the Study is $30,000, $17,000 of which has been contributed by the Roads and Traffic Authority towards the traffic management and parking aspects of the Study brief. Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce has contributed $1,500 to the project. Council's contribution of $11,500 was allocated from the Beverly Hills Town Improvement Local Rate Fund.

One of the most important aspects of this Study is that it has followed the process of "Integrated Local Area Planning" through the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders. The participants include the consultants, Council Elected Members, the State Local Member, Council officers, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, local residents and representatives of Government authorities.

The aims of the Study as outlined in the Report are as follows:

1. To establish a vision for Beverly Hills Shopping Centre in terms of urban design and traffic operation.

2. To improve pedestrian amenity and safety.

3. To improve traffic behaviour.

4. To maintain and, if possible, increase the quantity and improve the operation of parking.

5. To involve the community in the decision-making process.

The Council in facilitating this project with the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, was mindful of the need to encourage meaningful community participation. In this regard, there were a number of workshop sessions held, two of which involved significant public participation. Public meetings were held on two occasions, one to identify the planning issues for Beverly Hills and ultimately, a final meeting to present the preferred plan.

Close to one hundred interested people attended the presentation of the final plan at Beverly Hills Girl's High School. There was unanimous support for the principles contained in the plan and it was acknowledged that the implementation of the plan would occur over a number of years. Both the business community and the local residential community emphasised the need for the State Government and Council to give immediate consideration to possible funding for the shopping centre improvements once priorities have been established for the works to be undertaken.

A copy of the Study document has been distributed to each of the Elected Members for perusal and it is anticipated that a future meeting of Council will be convened to give detailed consideration of the contents and recommendations emanating from the Report. It is also suggested that the consultants involved with Council officers in preparing the report, be given the opportunity to address Council to identify and address the key issues and field questions from Elected Members.

In conclusion, it is considered that the Beverly Hills Main Street Study has been one of the most successful participative planning projects that Council has undertaken. There is little doubt that the Council's approach to this Study has been well received by both the business and local residential communities and Council stands to gain the confidence of all concerned by implementing the aims recommended in the report.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .02
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

. Recommendation BEVERLY HILLS MAIN STREET STUDY


RECOMMENDATION


It is recommended that the information in the Beverly Hills Main Street Project Report be received and noted and that the consultants responsible for the preparation of the Report be invited to address a future meeting of Council.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
REPORT ITEM NO: .
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT


07.03 DRAFT LEP 1994 (AMENDMENT NO. 4) - 3(a) GENERAL BUSINESS ZONE.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .03
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

. Recommendation DRAFT LEP 1994 (AMENDMENT NO. 4) - 3(a) GENERAL BUSINESS ZONE.


RECOMMENDATION


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07.04 DRAFT LEP 1994 (AMENDMENT NO. 3) - DUAL OCCUPANCY SUBDIVISION


In accordance with Council's recent resolution of 1995, a draft LEP has been prepared and exhibited, which aims to prohibit future subdivision of dual occupancy developments. This will make the Hurstville LEP, 1994 consistent with recent State Policy decisions.

Initially the understanding from the State Government was that a Section 65 Certificate enabling exhibition of the draft plan could be issued by Council as Council owned land was not affected. However, it is now understood that Council owns at least one residentially zoned allotment.

Hence the draft plan must be certified by the Director of Urban Affairs and Planning and re-exhibited.

Further, the wording of the "savings clause" within the Draft Plan is proposed to be altered to read that:

"A dual dwelling development, existing or proposed, on an allotment of land zoned 2 (Residential Zone) may not be subdivided unless the dual dwelling development had been lodged with the consent authority prior to the appointed day."


ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT ACT, 1979
HURSTVILLE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 1994
(AMENDMENT No. 3)

I, the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, in pursuance of section 70 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, make the local environmental plan set out hereunder.



Minister for Urban Affairs & Planning

Sydney, 1995



Citation

1. This plan may be cited as Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994
(Amendment No. 3).

Aims, objectives etc.

2. The aim of this plan is to prohibit the subdivision in any form of dual dwelling developments.

Land to which plan applies

3. This plan applies to all land zoned 2 (Residential Zone) as shown coloured light pink on the map marked "Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994" deposited in the office of Hurstville City Council.

Relationship to other environmental planning instruments

4. This plan amends the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 in the manner set out in clause 5.

Amendment of the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994

5. The Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 is amended by inserting after clause 10, the following subclause:

10A.(1) A dual dwelling development existing or proposed, on an allotment of land zoned 2 (Residential Zone) may not be subdivided unless the dual dwelling development had been lodged with the consent authority prior to the appointed day.

(2) For the purposes of this clause the term "appointed day" is defined as follows:

"appointed day" means the day on which Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 1994 (Amendment No. 3) takes effect.

HURSTVILLE CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATION NO: .04
POLICY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

. Recommendation DRAFT LEP 1994 (AMENDMENT NO. 3) - DUAL OCCUPANCY SUBDIVISION


RECOMMENDATION


THAT Council resolve pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, to prepare a draft Local Environmental Plan (Amendment No. 3), as amended, to prohibit future subdivision of dual occupancy developments.

FURTHER, THAT notification of this decision be referred to the Director of Urban Affairs and Planning within 21 days pursuant to Section 54 of the Act, 1979, to seek the issue of a Section 65 Certificate for public exhibition.