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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

Link to NSW Government's Planning Proposals online
2 Hurstville 53A and 59A Gloucester Road, Hurstville

Applicant: Regis Aged Care Pty Ltd
Amend the Hurstville LEP 2012 to:
  • Increase the maximum Height of Buildings (HOB) applicable to the site from 9m to a range of heights up to a maximum of 16.9.
  • Increase the maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR) applicable to the site from 0.6:1 to a maximum of 1.6:1.
  • Introduce ‘residential care facility’ to Schedule 1 as an additional permitted use for the subject site, pursuant to Clause 2.5 of the Hurstville LEP 2012.
The purpose of the Planning Proposal is to redevelop the existing residential aged care facility.
Amended concept plans lodged.

Under assessment
 
3 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  
4 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 an accessway 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.

A public hearing was held on 30 September 2020 chaired by an independent person.

At its meeting dated 14 December 2020, Council resolved to adopt the proposed amendments to the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 to reclassify part of Lot 1 and whole of Lot 2 DP1200178 from Community Land to Operational Land to facilitate the creation of an accessway.

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.

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)

Finance and Governance Committee Report (26 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)

Alteration to Gateway Determination (30 March 2020)

Public Hearing Report

Environment and Planning Committee Report (7 December 2020)

Council Resolution (14 December 2020)

Link to NSW Government’s Planning Proposals online

5 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  
6 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.
Considered by the Local Planning Panel on 4 March 2021.

The following are attachments to the 4 March 2021 LPP Report:

Attachment 1: Planning Proposal

Attachment 2: Social Impact Assessment

Attachment 3: Site Survey

Attachment 4: Transport and Parking Assessment

Attachment 5: Urban Design Report

Attachment 6: Market Potential and Economic Impact Assessment

Attachment 7: VPA Offer

Attachment 8: Revised Sketches

7 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 Local Environmental Plan 2020 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

Further information is available here






 
8 All Wards Georges River LGA

Applicant: Georges River Council
Planning Proposal (PP2020/0002) (draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 2021) 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 the draft Georges River Local Environmental Plan 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 was 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 and Minutes are available at:
https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Development/Development-Applications/Local-Planning-Panel-(LPP)

The GRLPP provided support for the Planning Proposal. Subsequently, LEP21 was reported to Council’s Environment and Planning Committee on 9 November 2020 seeking Council’s endorsement to forward the Planning Proposal to the Minister or Greater Sydney Commission for a Gateway Determination under section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

At the meeting dated 23 November 2020, Council resolved to endorse the Planning Proposal to be forwarded for a Gateway Determination. The Agenda and Minutes of the Council meeting can be viewed here: http://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Council/About-Your-Council/Council-Meetings

A Gateway Determination (approval) was issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 23 December 2020 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 20 January to 17 February 2021 for community consultation.

Further information is available on the Georges River Your Say website at: yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/lep21 
Further information is available here

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