Decision Maker: Central Sydney Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Determined
Moved by the Chair (the Lord Mayor), seconded by Mr Persson -
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, nor 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 variation requested to the height of buildings standard and motorcycle parking standard 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 considered unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances;
(D) the requirement under Clause 7.20 of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 requiring a preparation of a development control plan is considered unreasonable or unnecessary in the circumstances; and
to Section 4.16(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a
deferred commencement consent be granted to Development Application No.
(21) LOADING DOCK MANAGEMENT PLAN
Prior to the issue of a construction certificate, a loading dock management plan is to be prepared, including consideration of the future adjoining development being served by the loading dock. The Loading Dock Management Plan is to be submitted to the Director City Planning, Development and Transport for approval.
(Remaining conditions to be renumbered accordingly)
The application was approved for the following reasons:
(A) The proposal is consistent with the objectives of the B8 Metropolitan Zone.
(B) The proposal generally satisfies the relevant controls relating to student accommodation and boarding house uses.
(C) The development conserves two traditional shops and conserves in perpetuity an existing space and chattels of historic significance, with public access, held in high regard by the Chinese community.
(D) The proposal, subject to conditions, satisfies the provisions of clause 6.21 of the Sydney LEP 2012.
upon the material available to the
(i) the applicant’s written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by clause 4.6(3) of the Sydney LEP 2012, that compliance with the height of buildings development standard is unreasonable or unnecessary and that there are sufficient planning grounds to justify contravening clause 4.3 of the Sydney LEP 2012;
(ii) the applicant's written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by clause 29 of the ARHSEPP, that compliance with motorcycle provision standard is unreasonable or unnecessary and that there are sufficient planning grounds to justify no motorcycle provision: and
(iii) the applicant's written request has adequately addressed the matters required to be demonstrated by clause 29 of the ARHSEPP, that floor space bonus applies to the site; and
(iv) the proposal is in the public interest because it is consistent with the objectives of the B8 Metropolitan zone.
(F) Condition 21 was added to enable the consideration of access to another loading dock through the driveway.
Michael Williams (Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture), Daphne Lowe Kelly (Museum of Sydney), Ann Toy (objector), Malcolm Oakes (Chinese Australian Historical Society), David Burdon (National Trust of Australia), Hector Abrahams (Hector Abrahams Architects), Tristan Ryan (Hector Abrahams Architects) and Giovanni Cirillo (Planning Lab) addressed the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee on Item 6.
James Philips (Weir Philips Heritage and Planning) and Ian Cady (Mecone) – on behalf of the applicant, addressed the meeting of the Central Sydney Planning Committee on Item 6.
Report author: Erin Cashman
Publication date: 22/07/2021
Date of decision: 22/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 22/07/2021 - Central Sydney Planning Committee