Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Determined
Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Councillor Thalis -
In noting the Information Relevant to Item 4 - Development Application: 378-394 George Street, Sydney contained within the memorandum dated 5 December 2018 from the Director City Planning, Development and Transport, circulated prior to the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, it is resolved that:
(A) the requirement of Section 51N of the City of Sydney Act 1988 to consult with the Central Sydney Traffic and Transport Committee not apply in this instance as the proposal does not require, or that might reasonably be expected to require, the carrying out of road works or traffic control works that are likely to have a significant impact on traffic and transport in the Sydney CBD;
(B) the written request to vary the floor space ratio requirements under cl 4.4 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 in accordance with Clause 4.6 'Exceptions to development standards' of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 be upheld;
(C) the requirement under Clause 6.21 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 requiring a competitive design process is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances;
(D) the requirement under Clause 7.20 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 requiring the preparation of a development control plan is unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances; and
be granted to Development Application No.
The application is recommended for approval for the following reasons:
(A) The development is consistent with the objectives and controls for the site under the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 for reasons set out within the report.
(B) The requested variation to the floor space ratio is upheld because the consent authority is satisfied that the applicant's written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be addressed by Clause 4.6 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the proposed development would be in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of floor space ratio and the B8 Metropolitan Centre zone.
(C) The proposal, subject to conditions, will not adversely impact upon the amenity of the neighbouring properties or the significance of heritage items adjacent to the site.
(F) The proposal, subject to conditions, will enhance pedestrian amenity and the public domain and is in the public interest.
Report author: Peggy Wong
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Date of decision: 06/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Central Sydney Planning Committee