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Sydney South Planning Panel decision on the Kogarah War Memorial Pool


The Sydney South Planning Panel met on Thursday 27 May 2021 to consider the Development Application DA2020/0405 at 78 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park.

The DA is for the demolition of the existing pool and ancillary structures, remediation of contaminated land, earthworks and associated landscaping works.

The Panel determined to approve the development application pursuant to section 4.16 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Kogarah LEP (KLEP).

The decision was unanimous and among the reasons provided by the Panel was the need to address the safety, contamination and insurance risks to the community should the works not proceed.

The Panel stated, “to ensure public safety the land needs to be remediated and to remediate the land the Panel is obliged to approve the development application”.

The Panel noted the proposal will remove a series of dilapidated structures which will reduce the potential for antisocial, risky and unsafe behaviour in the locality.

The Panel also stated this “proposal will facilitate the carrying out of necessary remediation work to remove existing risks from contamination and seepage in order to protect the surrounding lands, waterways and water quality and remove the potential for adverse environmental and human health impacts.”

The Panel said the “proposal will deliver a landscaped open space and recreational area for the community which integrates with the Carss Bush Park.”

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