Mr Carter left the meeting prior to consideration and determination of this matter as per his declaration of a pecuniary conflict of interest in this item.
(A) Upheld the written request seeking variation to Clause 4.3 height of building development standard in accordance with Clause 4.6 'Exceptions to development standards' of the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 in this instance; and
(B) Granted consent to Development Application No. D/2018/614 subject to the conditions set out in Attachment A to the subject report.
Reasons for Recommendation
The Panel approved the application 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 the B4 Mixed Use zone pursuant to the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 (SLEP 2012).
(C) The variation to Clause 4.3 height of building development standard under SLEP 2012 pursuant to Clause 4.6 is supported and it is considered to be in the public interest.
(D) The development exhibits design excellence pursuant to Clause 6.21 of SLEP 2012. In particular, the development exceeds the minimum BASIX targets for water and energy.
(E) The development is consistent with the Concept DA (D/2016/1450) pursuant to Section 4.24(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
(F) The development will provide a high level of amenity for future occupants as it is consistent with the design quality principles of State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development and meets the Objectives and Design Criteria of the Apartment Design Guide.
(G) The development is generally consistent with the objectives and provisions of the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012, specifically the Green Square Lachlan provisions which apply to the subject site.
(H) For the reasons above and as outlined in this report, the proposed development is in the public interest subject to conditions.