It is resolved that Council:
(A) note the Review of Environmental Factors for the Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road pop-up cycleway to be retained for a period of up to two years, as shown in Attachment B to the subject report;
(B) approve the Chief Executive Officer signing the determination associated with the exhibited Review of Environmental Factors for the Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road pop-up cycleway for the following reasons:
(i) the City is the self-assessment authority for the projects and holds the authority to assess and grant approval to activities under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
(ii) the proposed projects identified in the Review of Environmental Factors is an “activity” under Division 17 (Road infrastructure facilities) within State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007. The activity constitutes in part "exempt development" and in part activities that are “development that is permissible without consent” and therefore Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 applies;
(iii) the Review of Environmental Factors has been carried out for the projects addressing the environmental impacts of the temporary retention of the pop-up cycleway in accordance with Clause 228(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000; and
(iv) subject to compliance with the mitigation measures outlined in each Review of Environmental Factors, the proposed activity will not result in a significant impact on the environment and may be approved under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979;
(C) note the Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road permanent cycleway Review of Environmental Factors, as shown in Attachment C to the subject report;
(D) approve the concept design for the Bridge Street, Railway Parade and Henderson Road Cycleway as shown in Attachment D to the subject report for detailed documentation and construction tender;
(E) note that Railway Parade will be reinstated to two-way traffic and a new shared cyclist and pedestrian path will be constructed. Given the narrow width of the road corridor at the bend, the City will look to improve this cycling connection in the future;
(F) note that the City is currently undertaking an area-wide transport study of Erskineville and Alexandria to be reported back by way of CEO Update; and
(G) note the estimated project costs as detailed in confidential Attachment G to the subject report.
The motion was carried on the following show of hands:
Ayes (9) The Chair (the Lord Mayor), Councillors Chung, Kok, Miller, Phelps, Scott Scully, Thalis and Vithoulkas
Noes (1) Councillor Forster.