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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.

Considered by the Local Planning Panel on 4 April 2019.

At its meeting on 25 May 2020, Council resolved to forward the Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment following amendments.

An amended Planning Proposal was submitted and has been forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway Determination.

 
Gateway Determination

Local Planning Panel Report (4 April  2019)

Local Planning Panel Recommendation (4 April 2019)

Environment and Planning Committee Report (11 May 2020)

Council Resolution (25 May 2020)

Planning Proposal

Appendix A - DWP Concept Design Report

Appendix B - Draft Site Specific DCP

Appendix C - Transport Impact Statement

Appendix D - Site survey

Appendix E - Table of SEPPs (refer to the Planning Proposal report)

Appendix F - Table of Section 9.1 Directions (refer to the Planning Proposal report)

Appendix G - Community Consultation Outcomes (JBA 2016)

Appendix H - Mapping Amendments

Appendix I - Executed Deed of Release (Redacted) for 4-6 Dora Street

Appendix J - Land Titles for 4-6 Dora Street

Appendix K - Lease Agreements (Redacted) for 4-6 Dora Street

Independent Urban Design Review by SJB

Independent Heritage Assessment by OCP Architects
2 Hurstville 9 Gloucester Road, Hurstville

Applicant: Great Tang Brothers Pty Ltd
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Increase height from 23m to a range of heights being 23m, 30m, 40m, 55m and 60m.
  • Increase FSR from 3:1 to 4:1 (including a minimum non-residential FSR of 0.5:1).

 
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.

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 then 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 was considered by Council at its meeting held 24 June 2019 who resolved to forward it to the then Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination.

Alteration to Gateway Determination received on 27 November 2019.

Amended Planning Proposal exhibited 22 January 2020 to 21 February 2020.

At its meeting dated 25 May 2020, Council resolved to adopt the proposed amendments to the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 as exhibited in relation to 9 Gloucester Road, Hurstville.

The Planning Proposal has been forwarded to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for gazettal in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Environment and Planning Committee Report (13 August 2018)

Council Resolution (27 August 2018)

Gateway Determination

Environment and Planning Committee Report (11 June 2019)

Council Resolution (24 June 2019)
 
Alteration to Gateway Determination

Environment and Planning Committee Report (11 May 2020)

Council Resolution (25 May 2020)

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs online
3 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
 
4 Hurstville 39-43 Bridge Street, Hurstville

Applicant: Atlas Hurstville Property Holdings Pty Ltd
c/-Planning Ingenuity
 
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 40m for Building A and 60m for Building B.
  • Amend the FSR to 4.7:1 for the entire site with a minimum non-residential FSR of 0.57:1
Under assessment  
5 Peakhurst Taylors Reserve, Lugarno

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

To facilitate the creation of a public road 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 September 2019 and Council on 28 October 2019.

Alteration to Gateway Determination received on 30 March 2020.

Amended Planning Proposal exhibited 18 June to 7 August 2020.

Further information is available on the Georges River Your Say website at: yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/planning-proposal-taylors-reserve

Finance and Governance Committee Report (12 November 2018)

Council Resolution (26 November 2018)

Local Planning Panel Report (5 September 2019)

Local Planning Panel Recommendation (5 September 2019)

Environment and Planning Committee Report (14 October 2019)

Council Resolution (28 October 2019)

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs online

6 Kogarah Bay 14 Victoria Street Kogarah
16 Victoria Street Kogarah


Applicant: Noeline Ross and Maurice Griffiths
 
Amend the Kogarah LEP 2012 to:
  • 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 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.
The Planning Proposal is currently held in abeyance as the site is subject to a Development Application that is yet to be determined.
Local Planning Panel Report (5 September 2019)

Local Planning Panel Recommendation (5 September 2019)
7 Mortdale 143, 145 and 149 Boundary Road and 689 Forest Road, Peakhurst

Applicant: Knight Frank Town Planning
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Rezone the land from R2 Low Density Residential to B1 Neighbourhood Centre.
  • Increase height from 9m to part 12m and part 15m.
  • Increase FSR from 0.6 to 1.5:1 and .7:1.
  • Remove the minimum lot size.
 Under assessment  
8 Mortdale 19-25 Macquarie Place and 46-56 Pitt Street, Mortdale

Applicant: Think Planners
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Rezone the land to B4 Mixed Use.
  • Increase height to 45m.
  • Increase FSR to 3.5:1.
Under assessment  
9 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.

At its meeting on 6 February 2020, the Georges River Local Planning Panel (GRLPP) endorsed the Planning Proposal for the Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 (GRLEP 2020) to be forwarded 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:
https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Development/Development-Applications/Local-Planning-Panel-(LPP)

A Gateway Determination (approval) was issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment with a Schedule of Conditions that needed to be satisfied prior to formal public exhibition of the Planning Proposal. The Gateway Determination and Schedule of Conditions are available here.

This Planning Proposal was publicly exhibited from 1 April to 31 May 2020 for community consultation.

The GRLPP considered a report on the Outcomes of Public Exhibition and Finalisation of the GRLEP 2020 at its meeting on Thursday 25 June and Friday 26 June 2020.

The GRLPP resolved to endorse a number of variations to the exhibited Planning Proposal for GRLEP 2020 and to forward the amended Planning Proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for gazettal in accordance with Section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Further information is available on the Georges River Your Say website at: yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/lep2020.

Attachments to the Local Planning Panel Report – 25 June 2020

Attachment 1.1 Report to Local Planning Panel dated 6 February 2020

Attachment 1.2 Local Planning Panel Meeting Minutes dated 6 February 2020

Attachment 2 Gateway Determination and Conditions dated 10 March 2020

Attachment 3 Community Engagement Summary Report

Attachment 4 Summary Table of Submissions

Attachment 5 Council Response to Submissions – Key Themes

Attachment 6 DPIE correspondence regarding Local Housing Strategy dated 26 May 2020

Attachment 7 Council response to DPIE request for additional justification dated 13 February 2020

Attachment 8 Council response to DPIE request for additional justification dated 19 February 2020

Attachment 9 Submission – Sydney Airport

Attachment 10 Submission – NSW Rural Fire Service

Attachment 11 Submission – Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Attachment 12 Submission – Sutherland Shire Council

Attachment 13 Submission – Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Attachment 14 Submission – Transport for NSW

Attachment 15 Submission – Office of Environment, Energy and Science

Attachment 16 Submission – Environmental Protection Authority

Attachment 17 Planning Proposal Report (with tracked changes)

Attachment 18 Appendix 1 of the Planning Proposal Report – draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 (with tracked changes)

Attachment 19 Appendix 2 of the Planning Proposal Report – Region Plan / District Plan / LSPS Compliance Table (with tracked changes)

Attachment 20 Appendix 3 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Development Standards (with tracked changes)

Attachment 21 Appendix 4 of the Planning Proposal Report – Justification: Additional Local Provisions (with tracked changes)

Attachment 22 Appendix 5 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with State Environmental Planning Policies (with tracked changes)

Attachment 23 Appendix 6 of the Planning Proposal Report – Consistency with S9.1 Ministerial Directions (with tracked changes)

Attachment 24 Appendix 7 of the Planning Proposal Report – Mapping

Link to NSW Government’s LEPs online
10 All Wards Georges River LGA

Applicant: Georges River Council
Planning Proposal (PP2020/0002) seeks to prepare an amendment to the draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2020 to identify additional housing opportunities in the LGA to meet the short-term targets imposed by the State Government and address a number of considerations unresolved by draft LEP 2020. At its meeting dated 24 August 2020, Council resolved to prepare a Planning Proposal to amend the HLEP 2012 and KLEP 2012 (or if gazetted, Georges River LEP 2020) to promote housing choice and create capacity for additional dwellings to meet the Greater Sydney Commission’s 6-10 year housing target (3,450 - 4,250 additional dwellings) for the period from 2021/22 to 2025/26.

This Planning Proposal is being referred to the Georges River Local Planning Panel (GRLPP) on 29 October 2020 for their recommendation to be forwarded to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for a Gateway Determination under Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The meeting Agenda is available at:
https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Development/Development-Applications/Local-Planning-Panel-(LPP)
Attachments to the Local Planning Panel Report – 29 October 2020

Attachment 1 - Letter of Support for LSPS dated 4 March 2020 - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 2 - Georges River Local Housing Strategy 2020 - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 3 - LEP 2020 Gateway Determination from DPIE dated 10 March 2020 - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 4 - Draft GRLEP 2020 Instrument for Reference - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 5 - Preliminary Traffic Study HIAs - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 6 - Planning Proposal Report - LEP21 - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 7 - PP Appendix 1 - Amended LEP Instrument - Manor Houses and Terraces - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 8 - PP Appendix 2 - Proposed LEP Mapping - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 9 - PP Appendix 3 - State Environmental Planning Policies - LPP 29 October 2020

Attachment 10 - PP Appendix 4 - Ministerial Directions - LPP 29 October 2020

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