In , Holroyd City Council was listed by the Department of Planning as the second slowest council in the state to approve or reject development applications. The elected council has also changed. The recent local government elections produced mixed results across the wards in Holroyd, with the Liberals picking up a record fifth councillor, secured by a sharp swing in my West Ward. I took a record of support for 12 to 20 storey highrise in Merrylands to the pollsalong with support for a planned rationalisation of our swim centres and despite all that my vote increased by 17 percent.
But Merrylands is making a comeback. We recently had the Premier out here to open the new Stockland Merrylands development, a global supermarket chain Patel Brothers has started their Australian operations in Wentworthville and we need to tap into those stories to build the positive momentum required to rebrand the area. All in all it is about making life easier for people who want to invest in Holroyd.
If we can do that right then all the other problems are more likely to take care of themselves. Clr Ross Grove is Mayor of Holroyd. Publisher and editor, Michael Walls. Mobile: Email: info wsba. Home Featured Editions Special Editions. Gadgets Technology Products Services. North West. South West. Central West. We want to ensure the property industry continues to play a central role in driving the growth of Western Sydney. Property Australia. The x-factor: What makes a neighbourhood cool?
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The announcement follows several high-profile appointments in recent months at Frasers Property. CFO Matt Knox took up a permanent appointment with the global group. Corey Turner pictured above has been appointed by investLogan as its new development manager.
Turner will oversee the development of The York in Beenleigh and other development projects. In a consolidation move, Matthew Glascott takes on the role of executive chairman and will provide strategic direction while supporting the management team. Property Australia. Previous A new language evolves community conversations Next A timeless addition to Perth's skyline.
The x-factor: What makes a neighbourhood cool? The Fund does not provide funds to overcome lack of planning or supplement project income. Applications through the Emergency Relief Fund will be assessed by a panel of Council officers in accordance with the Community Grants and Donations Policy and the established criteria outlined in the Guidelines.
A recommendation will be reported to Council for consideration. The decision to approve funding will be by Council resolution. The establishment of the Emergency Relief Fund has required a review of all Council financial assistance programs and policies. The Community Grants and Donations Policy provides an accountability framework to ensure that Council meets legislative requirements prescribed in Section of the Local Government Act The Policy also seeks to ensure that all grants and donations deliver social, economic, cultural, recreational and environmental benefits to local communities.
The Policy applies to all aspects of grant and donation programs, including their design, application processes, decision making, agreement making, monitoring and support services. It also covers requests and granting of fee waivers for the use and hire of Council facilities and open spaces, which are considered as a monetary contribution made by Council within the context of the Policy.
The key changes made to the Community Grants and Donations Policy include:. A copy of the revised Community Grants and Donations Policy is attached to this report under Attachment 2. The revised Community Grants and Donations Policy and Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines will be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to enable consultation with the community. During the public exhibition period, the following actions and community engagement activities will be undertaken :.
Feedback and public comments arising from the public exhibition period will be reported back to Council. The revised Community Grants and Donations Policy outlines the framework under which all grants and donations made by Council to the community are governed.
All applications submitted under the Emergency Relief Fund will be assessed in accordance with this Policy to ensure Council meets legislative requirements as prescribed in Section of the Local Government Act The Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines will ensure Council is compliant with the provisions of Section of the Local Government Act , thereby providing a clear and transparent process for applications for financial assistance under the Emergency Relief Fund.
The Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines provide a defined process by which financial assistance can be provided to the community at any time for donations to fundraising appeals that respond to crisis or disaster situations, or for new community-led initiatives that address an emerging or unexpected community need where action is time critical. The revised Community Grants and Donations Policy will govern the administration of the donations program and provides an accountability framework that ensures Council meets legislative requirements.
It is recommended that the Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines and revised Community Grants and Donations Policy be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days for consultation with the community. Draft Emergency Relief Fund Guidelines. The Draft Sister City and Friendship City Policy has been developed to provide an overarching framework for Council in defining and establishing any ongoing formal civic relationships within Australia and internationally.
That Council place the Draft Sister City and Friendship City Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days, with a report to be provided back to Council following the conclusion of the exhibition period. Council does not have an adopted Policy in place that governs formal civic relationships within Australia and internationally. The former councils that now make up Cumberland Council previously adopted different approaches with respect to Sister City or other formal civic relationships.
For example, the former Auburn City Council maintained a policy on the hosting of overseas visiting delegations and relationships with sister cities whilst the former Holroyd City Council maintained a formal Strategic Alliance with Hay Shire Council. During Administration, sister city relationships, deputations and alliances were reviewed by Council and on 30 November , it was resolved by the Administrator that Min. As per the resolution above, Council made contact with those cities outlined.
Two responses were received expressing interest of an ongoing relationship at the appropriate time and once Council had an established formal position and related Policy. In preparing the Draft Policy, Council has also undertaken research into current local government approaches. This has highlighted that Sister City relationships typically no longer have a sole focus on peace, goodwill, friendship or cultural objectives and there is currently an increased focus for local government in Australia on economic growth and development, including outcomes focusing on trade, tourism and economic development objectives.
There is also an increased impetus on ensuring a high level of involvement by local communities, including local business involvement, in the development of Sister City relationships. This is to ensure that the outcomes of Sister City relationships are meaningful, quantifiable and accountable to local communities.
Use of less onerous arrangements by way of Friendship City relationships are also commonly utilised by councils to allow for shorter term agreements with a specific intent. These current approaches have been considered in the preparation of the Draft Policy. The Draft Policy provides an overarching framework for Council in defining and establishing any ongoing formal civic relationships within Australia and internationally.
It proposes that Council operates a two-tier system of formal civic relationships with cities or councils, which includes:. The Draft Policy is designed to assist Council to prioritise which civic relationships it pursues as well as outlining the criteria and the process for the establishment and maintenance of formal Sister City and Friendship City relationships with Cumberland Council. The key components of the Draft Policy include:. The Draft Sister City and Friendship City Policy will be placed on public exhibition for a period of 28 days, to enable the community to have an opportunity for input.
It should also be noted that the Draft Policy excludes requests for one-off visits from international groups or delegations, which are already provided for under the Councillor Facilities and Expenses Policy. It also does not preclude Council from entering into cooperative relationships with other metropolitan councils.
The Draft Policy stipulates that a Sister City or Friendship City relationship and the related agreement must be formally endorsed at a Council meeting. Whilst the Draft Policy does not present immediate financial implications to Council, the future consideration of any Sister City relationship will require Council to allocate a budget to specific programs or activities outlined in the agreement to ensure adequate resourcing is in place.
This will require Council to consider the required and available budget at the time of any proposal coming to Council to establish a Sister City relationship. In accordance with the Draft Policy, it should be noted that a Friendship City relationship does not require Council to allocate a budget to a specific program or activity outlined in the agreement.
A Friendship City relationship must, nonetheless, be formally endorsed at a Council meeting. This report recommends that the Draft Sister City and Friendship City Policy be placed on public exhibition for consultation with the community. Planning Proposal for Woodville Road, Granville. The proposal has been placed on preliminary public exhibition pre-Gateway , and was reported to the Cumberland Local Planning Panel in March with a recommendation to proceed to the next stage for a Gateway Determination.
The Panel supported the Council officer recommendation. Prepare a planning proposal for Woodville Road, Granville, with the following land use and built form controls:. R3 Medium Density Residential;. Floor Space Ratio of ; and. Height of Building control of 12 metres. The proposal also seeks to amend the Height of Building control from 9 metres to 12 metres and the Floor Space Ratio control from 0. The proposal seeks to facilitate the redevelopment of an existing convent to a new storey convent building with 30 new rooms.
It will also allow for the development of 7 two storey townhouses. An indicative concept for the planning proposal site is provided in Figure 1. Further information on the planning proposal is provided in Attachment 1. Figure 1 Indicative concept for the planning proposal.
The site is located at Woodville Road and 63 and 65 Grimwood Street, Granville, and comprises seven lots bounded by Grimwood Street to the south, Woodville Road to the east and William Street to the west. The total site area is approximately 2, m 2. Existing development includes a convent and three detached houses related to the convent use and associated vegetable gardens, landscaped garden and lawn areas, and storage sheds Figure 3. The site is located approximately metres from Granville and Merrylands local centres, and approximately 1km from the Parramatta CBD.
Current Planning Controls. Parramatta LEP applies to the site. This is shown in Figures 4 to 6. Figure 4 Current Zoning. Proposed Planning Controls. The planning proposal seeks to facilitate the rezoning of the site from R2 Low Density Residential to R3 Medium Density Residential, change the Height of Building control from 9 metres to 12 metres and the Floor Space Ratio control from 0. This is shown in Figures 7 to 9. Figure 7 Proposed zoning. The planning proposal seeks a scale of development which is less than what is proposed by the Draft Strategy.
Progressing this planning proposal to a Gateway Determination has strategic merit, as the scale of the proposal:. A review of traffic and transport considerations indicates there is strategic merit in progressing this proposal to a Gateway Determination as:. This level of increase is well within typical fluctuations in background traffic volumes.
It is anticipated that no external road works will be required to facilitate this proposal. There is strategic merit in forwarding this proposal for a Gateway Determination, as it can be considered to be consistent with the following Planning Priorities of the Central City District Plan:. The planning proposal will also provide for new accommodation for the Missionary Sisters, a long-standing positive presence in the neighbourhood.
Providing housing supply, choice and affordability, with access to jobs and services: the planning proposal provides for additional dwellings in close proximity to a large range of employment and services in Parramatta CBD. Delivering integrated land use and transport planning and a minute city: the planning proposal supports this priority by placing housing in a location less than 30 minutes by public transport bus from Parramatta CBD, and within a walking distance of Granville and Merrylands train stations.
There is strategic merit in forwarding this proposal for a Gateway Determination as the proposal can be considered to be consistent with the following Planning Directions of the Greater Sydney Region Plan:. The Panel recommended that this matter be reported to Council, seeking a resolution to forward the planning proposal for a Gateway Determination Attachment 2. A summary of the recommended planning controls for the proposal is provided in Table 1. Table 1 Recommended planning controls for the proposal.
The preliminary pre-Gateway public exhibition was carried out between 9 October and 7 November In response to the preliminary exhibition, only one concern was raised relating to inadequate parking and an increase in traffic congestion.
An analysis has been undertaken as part of the traffic report submitted as part of the rezoning, and Council engineers have not raised any concerns. Further, requirements for on-site parking at the development application stage will ensure that the proposal does not create adverse impact on the surrounding local network.
Policy implications for Council are outlined in the main body of the report. There are minimal risk implications for Council associated with this report. This recommendation is being made as:. Planning Proposal. Traffic Report. Urban Design Report. Social Impact Assessment. Phase 1 Contamination Report. Planning Proposal for 2 Bachell Avenue, Lidcombe. This planning proposal seeks to amend the planning controls at 2 Bachell Avenue, Lidcombe, as follows:. This proposal has been placed on preliminary public exhibition pre-Gateway , and was reported to the Cumberland Local Planning Panel in March The Panel provided specific advice relating to the Floor Space Ratio and Height of Building controls, and these have been included as part of the planning proposal.
Prepare a planning proposal for 2 Bachell Avenue, Lidcombe, with the following land use and built form controls:. B5 Business Development Zone;. Floor Space Ratio of 2. Height of Building controls of 14 metres at the front of the site and 27 metre for a portion at the rear of the site; and. Removal of Foreshore Building Line that applies to the site.
Figure 1: Planning proposal Status. The subject site is located at 2 Bachell Street, Lidcombe Figure 2. The warehouse is located in the middle of the site with land on either side vacant. The site is located on the southern end of the Lidcombe East Industrial Precinct, and is adjacent to a residential area to the west and railway infrastructure to the south. The site is located approximately one kilometre from Lidcombe train station.
The planning proposal originally submitted sought to amend Auburn Local Environmental Plan by:. Information on the current and proposed planning controls are provided in Figures 3 to 9. The Panel:. However, the Panel supported an increase in FSR and was of the view that an FSR of may be more appropriate in the context of the site and surrounding land uses;.
This includes a Height of Building control of 14 metres to the front of the site and 27 metres to the rear of the site, as shown in Figure 9. There is strategic merit in progressing this planning proposal to a Gateway Determination as it is consistent the directions and planning priorities in the Greater Sydney Region Plan and the Central City District Plan. The vision for this precinct encourages the retention of existing industrial land uses in some areas, as well as targeting advanced manufacturing, supporting food and beverage and creative industries.
The proposal is considered to be consistent with this adopted Strategy, and there is strategic merit in progressing this proposal to the next phase of assessment. The proposed rezoning to B5 Business Development supports business and employment opportunities in the area through the provision of new and diversified floor space, as well as a range of jobs that can contribute to local job diversity.
The objectives of the B5 Business Development zone are to:. The B5 Business Development zone does not permit any form of residential development. There is strategic merit in adding the B5 Business Development zone to the Auburn LEP , as this land use zone is appropriate to the scope of the planning proposal and is consistent with this land use zone in the current Holroyd and Parramatta LEPs have this zone.
This zoning can also be included in the new Cumberland LEP when this is prepared. A review of traffic and transport considerations indicates there is strategic merit in progressing this planning proposal to a Gateway Determination as:. Bus services between Lidcombe and Sydney Olympic Park route are approximately metres away on Nicholas Street; and. Part of the site is designated as being within the flood planning area under Auburn LEP ; however, there is merit in progressing this proposal to a Gateway Determination.
There is strategic merit in considering the removal of the Foreshore Building Line, as the stormwater channel that runs through the site is unlikely to be repatriated into a natural watercourse due to the urban form surrounding the site.
The proposed works to the stormwater channel are also expected to result in significant local flood mitigation. The Panel recommended that this matter be reported to Council seeking a resolution to forward the planning proposal for a Gateway Determination, subject to consideration of the matters raised Attachment 2. The planning proposal has been amended to reflect the advice provided by the Panel, as outlined in earlier sections of this report.
Table 1: Recommended planning controls for the proposal. Council received no written submissions during or after the exhibition period. Economic Analysis. Attachment 7. Preliminary Contamination Assessment. The Developer offered to enter into a Planning Agreement with Council to provide a monetary contribution and material public benefit associated with the development.
Consent was granted for the development, subject to a deferred commencement condition requiring the execution and registration of a planning agreement. A Planning Agreement was negotiated for Council to receive a monetary contribution for local amenity works and digital advertising space to be used by Council. The agreement was placed on public exhibition between 24 October to 21 November No submissions were received.
The monetary contribution and use of the digital sign are considered an equitable concession for the benefit that the Developer receives in installing and utilising the sign. Note the draft Planning Agreement for Great Western Highway, Greystanes, regarding a monetary contribution towards local amenity improvements and digital advertising space for use by Council.
Authorise the Mayor and General Manager to sign and execute the Planning Agreement in its current form. The Planning Agreements Policy the Policy was adopted on 6 September and applies to planning agreements proposed in association with any planning proposal requests and development applications for land within the local government area of Cumberland Council. Pursuant to Requirement 23 of the Planning Agreements Policy, the consideration of any planning agreement is at the absolute discretion of Council.
The Planning Agreement that is the subject of this report is consistent with the objectives of the Policy in that:. The Agreement is considered satisfactory as it is consistent with the relevant requirements of the Policy in that:. The Agreement is being reported to Council for its consideration in accordance with the Policy. The Developer seeks to remove an existing sign, and erect a twin-sided, digital advertising structure on land at Great Western Highway, Greystanes.
In accordance with the staff recommendation, the application was approved, subject to a deferred commencement condition requiring the execution and registration of a planning agreement. Council would use the monetary contribution from the Developer to pay for amenity upgrades in the locality. The amenity upgrades would be projects that have been identified in the Capital Works Schedule, within the locality of the subject site. A Planning Agreement is a voluntary legal agreement between Council and a developer, whereby the developer proposes to dedicate land, pay a contribution or provide some other type of material public benefit to be used or applied towards a public purpose.
Planning agreements are established under division 7. The Act requires a consent authority to consider any existing or proposed Planning Agreement in assessing and determining a development application. If Council supports the execution of the Agreement, that would allow the consent to become operational and the development to proceed.
If the Agreement is not executed, the Developer will be unable to satisfy the deferred commencement conditions and the consent will lapse. The planning agreement was publicly exhibited in accordance with section 7.
The exhibition included a public newspaper notice, and letters to surrounding property owners. The financial implications for report are outlined in confidential Attachment 5 to this report. Planning Agreement Deed confidential. Explanatory Note confidential.
Financial Implications confidential. Draft Holroyd Sportsground Plan of Management. As required by the NSW Local Government Act , the draft Plan of Management is to be advertised for public exhibition for a period of not less than twenty eight 28 days and to allow for public submissions for a period of not less than forty two 42 days.
Council is also required to hold a public hearing on the draft Plan of Management during this period as altering of the categorisation of community land has occurred under Section 36 d of the Act. This report summarises the preparation process for the Plan of Management and Landscape Masterplan and recommends that the draft Holroyd Sportsground Plan of Management be placed on public exhibition. Provide a report to Council following the conclusion of the exhibition period detailing the results of submissions made along with a final version of the Plan of Management.
The NSW Local Government Act the Act requires Councils to prepare Plans of Management PoM for all areas of community land to guide the future planning, ongoing management and development of these open space areas.
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