Planning Proposals

A Planning Proposal is a document which requests changes to Council’s Local Environmental Plan and may include a rezoning request or a request to increase the height or density of a proposed building. Planning Proposals can be initiated by either Council or a private applicant.

Prior to submitting your Planning Proposal we recommend you arrange a meeting with our Strategic Planning team. This can be arranged by contacting Council.

Further information on Planning Proposals in the Georges River area are outlined in the documents below:

Planning Proposal Pre Lodgement Meeting Form

Planning Proposal Application Form

Final Planning Proposal Fact Sheet

Planning Proposal Fees and Charges
 

Disclosure Requirements

Gifts and donations given to either Georges River Councillors including their political party or elected group, or to employees or approved contractors of Georges River Council, must be disclosed by law when you lodge a Planning Proposal or a public submission objecting to or in support of a Planning Proposal.

Further information on requirements relating to Political Disclosures is available on the Disclosing Political Gifts and Donations webpage.

Useful Links

Guide to preparing Planning Proposals
Guidance for merged councils on planning functions 
The Gateway process
Sydney South Planning Panel

Details of the current planning proposals before Council and their status is provided in the table below:
 

  Ward Site and Applicant Planning Proposal Request Status  Links to Further Information
1 Hurstville Hurstville Civic Precinct Site as bound by MacMahon Street, Park Road, Queens Road and Dora Street (including 4-6 Dora Street, Hurstville)

Applicant: Georges River Council
 
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Rezone the site to B4 Mixed Use.
  • Increase height to 17m, 48m and 60m.
  • Increase FSR to 3:1, 5:1 and 7:1.
  • Reclassify 4-6 Dora St to operational land.
The amendment is to enable the future redevelopment of the existing Hurstville Civic Precinct for a mixed use civic, cultural, commercial and residential destination.
 
Extension to Gateway Determination granted to 10 March 2019.

Amended concept plans lodged on 30 July 2018.
Under independent review.
Considered by the Local Planning Panel on 4 April 2019.
Amended planning proposal and reports to be lodged.
 
Gateway Determination

Local Planning Panel  – 4 April 2019

Local Planning Panel Recommendation - 4 April 2019
2 Hurstville 53-75 Forest Rd, 108-126 Durham Street and 9 Roberts Lane, Hurstville

Applicant: Prime Hurstville Pty Ltd
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Rezone to B4 Mixed Use.
  • Increase height to a range of heights being 12m, 15m, 21m, 28m, 30m, 40m and 65m.
  • Increase FSR to 2:1 along Roberts Lane and up to 3.5:1 for the remainder of the site (including a minimum non-residential FSR of 0.5:1).
  • Amend the Active Street Frontages Map to apply active street frontages along the Forest Road and Durham Street frontages of the Precinct.
  • Apply a bonus FSR incentive of 0.5:1 based on the total Precinct site area for the purpose of hotel accommodation only at the corner of Forest Road and Durham Street.
Applicant submitted an amended Urban Design Report proposing reconfigurations of the maximum building envelope and seeking an Alteration to the Gateway Determination.

At its meeting on 23 July 2018, Council resolved to forward the amended Planning Proposal for Alteration to the Gateway Determination to the delegate of the Greater Sydney Commission.

Alteration to Gateway Determination received on 26 September 2018.

Exhibited 21 November to 19 December 2018.
The exhibited documents are available at Past Public Notices and Exhibitions.

 At its Meeting held on 22 July 2019 Council resolved to adopt the proposed amendments to Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 as exhibited in relation to the Landmark Square Precinct at 53-75 Forest Road, 108-126 Durham Street and 9 Roberts Lane, Hurstville and forward the Planning Proposal for gazettal to the Department of Planning and Environment in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

 
Gateway Determination

Council's Alteration to Gateway Request

Altered Gateway Determination

Planning Proposal 

Council Resolution (7 August 2017)

Environment and Planning Committee Report (12 June 2018)

Council Resolution (23 July 2018)

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs Online - website

Council Resolution (22 July 2019)
 
3 Hurstville 9 Gloucester Road, Hurstville

Applicant: Great Tang Brothers Pty Ltd
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Increase height to a range of heights being 23m, 30m, 40m, 55m and 60m.
  • Increase FSR to 4:1 (including a minimum non-residential FSR of 0.3:1)
At its meeting on 27 August 2018, Council resolved to forward an amended Planning Proposal (to include a minimum non-residential FSR of 0.5:1) to the delegate of the Greater Sydney Commission for a Gateway Determination.

Received a Gateway Determination on 26 February 2019.

Council’s resolution contained a numerical error relating to the proposed height, referencing a height of 50m in the proposed height range instead of 55m. This error was carried over from the Applicant’s Planning Proposal which was referred to the Department of Planning and Environment, and a Gateway Determination was received on 26 February 2019.

An amended Planning Proposal and supporting documentation, including the correct height range and extension of timing to complete the amendment to the LEP  and for it to be forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment for their endorsement and approval to publicly exhibit was adopted by Council at its meeting held 24 June 2019.
 
Planning Proposal

Environment and Planning Committee Report (13 August 2018)

Council Resolution (27 August 2018)

Gateway Determination

Link to NSW Government’s LEP online

Council Resolution (24 June 2019)
 
4 Hurstville 53A and 59A Gloucester Road, Hurstville

Applicant: Regis Aged Care Pty Ltd
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Increase the height from 9m to 13.6m.
  • Increase the FSR from 0.6:1 to 1.63:1.
  • Amend Schedule 1 to include seniors housing on the site.
The purpose of the Planning Proposal is to redevelop the existing residential aged care facility.
Amended concept plans lodged.

Under assessment
 
5 Hurstville 39-43 Bridge Street, Hurstville

Applicant: Atlas Hurstville Property Holdings Pty Ltd
c/-Planning Ingenuity
 
The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Hurstville LEP 2012:
  • Amend the zone so that the entire site is zoned B4 Mixed Use
  • Amend the height to permit buildings to a maximum height of 63m for Building A and 70m for Building B.
  • Amend the FSR to 6:1 for the entire site
Under assessment.  
6 Kogarah Bay 193 – 201 Rocky Point Road, 2-6 Targo Road and 66 – 68 Ramsgate Road, Ramsgate.
(Ramsgate Centre)


Applicant:  Capital Hill Group Pty Ltd
The Planning Proposal seeks to amend the Kogarah LEP 2012:
  • Rezone part of the site from R3 Medium Density  to B2 Local Centre
  • Amend the FSR from 1.5:1 and 2.5:1 to 3.4:1
  • Amend the height from 15m and 21m to a range of heights 15m, 25m, 30m and 46m. 
Under assessment.  
7 Peakhurst No.18B Lime Kiln Road, Lugarno
(Taylors Reserve)


Applicant: Georges River Council
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to reclassify the land from ‘community’ to ‘operational’.

To facilitate the creation of a legal restriction on the title of the land for a right of carriageway and create an appropriate statutory framework which best reflects the on-ground situation in terms of public and private access to, and use of, the land.
In August 2017, Georges River Council resolved to proceed with the reclassification of Lot 2 DP1200178 from Community Land to Operational Land for Right of Way and Easement purposes only (not for a public road). A Planning Proposal was prepared and referred to the (then) Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination. 

The Planning Proposal was placed on public exhibition from 15 November to 13 December 2017. Two submissions were received which did not require amendments to the Planning Proposal. On 28 March 2018 a public hearing was independently chaired by Michael McMahon from M.E McMahon & Associates. The report of the hearing supported the reclassification of Lot 2. 

On 26 November 2018 a supplementary report was considered by Council which identified the need to reclassify part Lot 1 DP1200178 in addition to Lot 2 to enable the delivery of a public road that aligned with Council’s preferred option of a 6m wide public road delivered to Australian Standards which will follow the route of the existing internal access. 

Due to the need to include part Lot 1, an amended Planning Proposal was prepared by Planning Ingenuity on behalf of Council reflecting the full extent of land to be reclassified to accommodate a public road. The amended Planning Proposal was considered by the Local Planning Panel on 5/9/2019
 

Finance and Governance Committee Report (12 November 2018)


Council Resolution (26 November 2018)

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs Online - website

Local Planning Panel Recommendation (5 September 2019)

8 All Wards Georges River LGA

Applicant: Georges River Council
Planning Proposal – Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code

Council is requesting:
  • an exemption from the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code;
  • amendments to Hurstville LEP 2012 to prohibit medium density housing in the R2 Low Density Residential zone; and increase the minimum lot size for dual occupancies to 650sqm for land identified as “G” on the Lot Size Map in either the R2 Low Density Residential zone or the R3 Medium Density Residential zone (to mirror the controls in Kogarah LEP 2012)
  • an amendment to Kogarah LEP 2012 to repeal Items 17, 18 and 19 from Schedule 1 Additional Permitted Uses.
At its meeting on 25 June 2018, Council resolved to forward the Planning Proposal for a Gateway Determination.

Gateway Determination received 31 July 2018.

In accordance with the Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal was updated and additional information provided to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Council received approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to exhibit the Planning Proposal.

The Planning Proposal was on public exhibition from 1 May to 31 May 2019. More information is available on the Past Public Exhibition web page.

Council at its Meeting held 22/07/2019 considered the public submissions and resolved to vary the Planning Proposal as a result of Community Consultation (and as permitted by Section 3.35 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) and retain Item 19 of Schedule 1 Additional Permitted Uses under KLEP 2012 which permits Dual Occupancy (detached) and Multi Dwelling Housing development on varies land.

Council also resolved to adopt the Planning Proposal PP2018/0001 as varied and forward the Planning Proposal for gazettal to the Department of Planning and Environment in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

 For further information on the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, visit Your Say Georges River.
 
Planning Proposal

Gateway Determination

Council Report (25 June 2018)

Council Resolution (25 June 2018)

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs Online - website

Link to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Medium Density Housing website

Council Resolution (22 July 2019)
9 Kogarah Bay 14 Victoria Street Kogarah
16 Victoria Street Kogarah

Noeline Ross and Maurice Griffiths
 
Planning Proposal (PP2019/0002) which seeks to make the following changes to the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012:
  • Remove Heritage Item I111 (relating to 14 and 16 Victoria Street Kogarah) from Schedule 5 Environmental Heritage; and
  • Remove Heritage Item I111  (relating to 14 and 16 Victoria Street Kogarah) from the Heritage Map.
The matter was reported to the Local Planning Panel on 5 September 2019, which recommended that:
  1. That the Planning Proposal is referred back to Council officers for further consideration to be given to the development potential of Nos. 14 and 16 Victoria Street Kogarah in relation to their consolidation with adjoining lands – based on the use of incentives under Clause 5.10 of the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan and implementation of conservation practices to protect the heritage significance of the two properties. The Panel notes that any consideration should have regard to various land use purposes and built form(s) that can co-exist with the heritage significance of the existing buildings; and
  2. Following the receipt of a further report considering the matters outlined in a) above, the Panel (as constituted on 5 September 2019) will consider the matter electronically, unless the Chair determines that a further public meeting is required.
Local Planning Panel Recommendation (5 September 2019)
10 Mortdale 143, 145 and 149 Boundary Road and 689 Forest Road Peakhurst Planning Proposal (PP2019/0003) which seeks to make the following changes to the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012:
  • Rezone the land to B1 Neighbourhood Centre
  • Increase the building height from 9m to 18m
  • Increase the FSR from 0.6 to 2:1
  • Remove the minimum lot size
 Under assessment  
11 All Wards Georges River LGA

Applicant: Georges River Council
Planning Proposal (PP2019/0004) seeks to prepare a principal Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for the Georges River LGA that harmonises the existing Kogarah and Hurstville LEPs.

The proposed Georges River LEP has been prepared so that:
• a single, consistent approach is applied to planning and development across the LGA, and
• new controls are introduced to give effect to the Planning Priorities and Actions of the South District Plan and Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040
 

At its meeting dated 26 February 2018, Council resolved to prepare a principal LEP for the Georges River LGA.

This draft Planning Proposal was referred to the Local Planning Panel (LPP) on 17 October 2019. The LPP recommended that this Planning Proposal for the Georges River LEP 2020 be forwarded for a Gateway Determination.

This draft Planning Proposal will be reported to Council's Environment and Planning Committee on 11 November 2019 seeking Council's endorsement to forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

All meeting Agendas and Minutes are available at: http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/About-Your-Council/Council-Meetings

 

Attachments to the Environment and Planning Committee Report (11 November 2019):

Attachment 1 Planning Proposal Report for Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020

Attachment 2 Appendix 1 of the Planning Proposal Report – draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020

Attachment 3 Appendix 2 of the Planning Proposal Report – Region Plan / District Plan / LSPS Compliance Table

Attachment 4 Appendix 3 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Development Standards

Attachment 5 Appendix 4 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Additional Local Provisions

Attachment 6 Appendix 5 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with State Environmental Planning Policies

Attachment 7 Appendix 6 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with S9.1 Ministerial Directions

Attachment 8 Appendix 7 of the Planning Proposal Report – Mapping

Attachment 9 Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040

Attachment 10 Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement Implementation Plan

Attachment 11 Local Housing Strategy Evidence Base

Attachment 12 Inclusive Housing Strategy – Stage 1 Assessment of Housing Needs

Attachment 13 Draft Commercial Centres Strategy – Part 1 (including Commercial Centres Economic Study)

Attachment 14 Industrial Lands Review

Attachment 15 Tidal Inundation Study

Attachment 16 Foreshore Strategic Directions Paper

Attachment 17 Infrastructure Integration Advice Roadmap

Attachment 18 Recommendations of the Hurstville Heritage Review


 

 
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