The Panel granted consent to Development Application No. D/2018/1138 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report, subject to the following amendments (additions shown in bold italics):
(A) Table 1 of the Plan of Management (as referenced in Condition 6) is to be amended to include an additional column specifying the occurrence and frequency of each prayer type, as per the Council officer’s report.
(B) A new Condition 19 is to be added to Schedule 1A, and the remaining conditions are to be renumbered accordingly.
(19) The plans described in Condition 1A are to be amended to include a redesigned perimeter fence and gates and to show the existing masonry chimneys, to the satisfaction of the Director City Planning, Development and Transport.
The application was approved for the following reasons:
(A) The proposed development is consistent with Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, in that it achieves the objectives of the planning provisions for the site and does not result in any unreasonable environmental impacts for the reasons outlined in the report to the Local Planning Panel.
(B) The development is consistent with the objectives of B4 Mixed Use zone pursuant to the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012, in that in will regularise and appropriately manage the existing place of public worship, and therefore will maintain a use that supports the viability of the centre and will encourage public transport use, walking and cycling.
(C) The development is generally consistent with the objectives and controls that apply to the site under the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012.
(D) For the reasons above and as outlined in the report to the Local Planning Panel, the proposed development is in the public interest, subject to conditions.
(E) The inclusion of a column to Table 1 specifying the occurrence and frequency of each prayer type in the Plan of Management is to make expected usage clear to neighbours and interested stakeholders.
(F) Condition 19 was added so that the perimeter fence and gates are redesigned in a manner appropriate to the existing building and the neighbourhood. The masonry chimneys were not included in the plans submitted and Condition 19 specifies that the chimneys are not to be removed.
Ms Linda King (resident), Mr Derek Jenkins (resident), Mr Mark Scarrott (resident), Mr Sharief Alaeddin (Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC)), Mr Kaysar Trad (AFIC).